Testing Site Screening Hotline opens again on April 3

PALM BEACH COUNTY — One thousand test kits were flown into Palm Beach County on April 1. The Health Care District will open the call center at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 2, to resume scheduling additional appointments for Saturday, April 4. “We are grateful that the State recognizes the need and is supporting our testing […]

PBC Animal Care and Control offers drive-up vaccine clinic for pets

WEST PALM BEACH – In an ever-evolving effort to continue essential operations, and to assist with limiting potential exposure to coronavirus, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, has limited hours for residents to bring pets for rabies and other vaccinations. As of March 27, pet owners have not […]

City of Clewiston announces changes to operations

CLEWISTON — The City of Clewiston is announcing some changes to its operations prompted by concerns related to the COVID-19 Virus and the resulting State of Emergency declared by the Federal, State and Hendry County Governments as well as the Commissioners of the City of Clewiston. To set an example of compliance with the Governor’s […]

U.S. Sugar is doing its part

BELLE GLADE — U.S. Sugar is proud to support federal, state and local efforts in fighting the pandemic. One of the country’s most successful agribusiness operations has been doing its part to support the world to include South Florida during the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, March 31, U.S. Sugar donated hand sanitizers to West County […]

World Health Organization addresses COVID-19 myths

The World Health Association (WHO) has released the following information about myths circulating on social media about the COVID-19 virus. MYTH: COVID-19 can’t be transmitted in hot, humid weather.FACTS: COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including […]

Glades County offices shut doors

MOORE HAVEN — More of Glades County agencies’ offices have closed to the public as of April 1, officials announced. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Community Development Department’s lobby is now off limits. A drop box will be placed outside to submit documentation for the office. Or, documents may be emailed to nashley@myglades.com or […]

Blood drives being cut back in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — One Blood wishes to thank the people of Okeechobee for their continued help in donating blood, especially in this time of shared trials. Blood donations remain critical and important. Due to scheduling of personnel and location sites, the number of bus blood drives is being cut back for the Okeechobee area. The only […]

PBC Animal Care and Control urges the community to foster or adopt a pet online

Pick Your Perfect Pandemic Partner! All adoption fees have been waived. In light of the current pandemic and the movement for people to stay home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is offering “Pick Your Perfect Pandemic Partner” to encourage adoption or fostering of homeless pets […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Gold Medal recipient Carol Marker turns 16

OKEECHOBEE — The Special Olympics Gold Medal State Champion 16 and Under Carol Marker turned 16 on Wednesday, April 8. Carol is highly active within the Special Olympics organization, both as an ambassador and as a participant. Having been born with autism, Carol does not let this slow her down and is on the honor […]

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office adds military vehicle

LABELLE — Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden is excited to share some good news with the community. This is a government owned Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that the military loans to local law enforcement through the Florida Department of Management Services and the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). The military acquisition price of […]