SFWMD closes access to district public lands

WEST PALM BEACH – As part of its ongoing efforts to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect public safety, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will temporarily close public access for recreation to several District-managed properties, effective at 6 p.m. (ET) on April 1. The District is following the guidance of […]

Glades Central baseball seniors miss out on final season

BELLE GLADE — On April 1 the Glades Central Raiders varsity baseball team was supposed to be in the middle of their season and getting ready to head to Glades Day to take on their longtime rival Gators. Instead, both teams are at home and Glades Central seniors may have already unknowingly played their last […]

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation facilities closed

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On March 25, at 4 p.m., all Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department facilities closed to the public until further notice. This includes all county-operated regional parks and golf courses that were previously open. County-operated Ccampgrounds will remain open to current reservations and will not accept new reservations until further […]

Palm Beach County closes boat ramps to recreational users

WEST PALM BEACH — Effective immediately, all boat ramps and marinas will be closed to all recreational boating activities to include boat launching, in/out storage activities, and boat rentals in Palm Beach County until further notice. Licensed commercial fishermen who provide food for restaurants and markets, commercial marine operations, and support services are permitted to […]

Okeechobee Cattlemen host Cowtown Rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Cowtown Rodeo, was held March 14 and 15 at the open air Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. The results of the two day rodeo are: • All-around cowboy: Maverick Harper, $1,145, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. • Bareback riding: 1. Tim Kent, 81.5 points on Five Star […]

Big O Teen Anglers host second tournament of the year

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held their second tournament of the year out of Okee-Tantie on February 29. The tournament included seven anglers catching a total of 13 bass at a combined weight of 34.55 lbs. The largest bass caught was 5.20 lbs. and was caught by Korbyn Lewis. This month’s standing were […]

Lady Brahmans increase record to 5-3 before break

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School varsity Lady Brahman softball team increased their record to 5-3 ahead of spring break. The Lady Brahmans beat Fort Pierce Central and Centennial on March 10 and 12, while they lost to South Fork and Oxbridge Academy on March 13 in a doubleheader. Okeechobee jumped up on Fort Pierce […]

Chobee wrestlers battle in state tournament

KISSIMMEE — After winning the regional championship, the Okeechobee High School wrestling team headed to Kissimmee on March 6 and 7 to compete in the Florida State Wrestling Championship. The Okeechobee Brahmans had qualified seven wrestlers for the state tournament this year, which is the second highest number of qualifiers for the school. At the […]

OHS tennis team serving up wins this season

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School boys and girls tennis teams defeated Clewiston High School in Okeechobee on March 10. The girls team won 5-2 while the boys swept Clewiston 7-0. The boys team is off to a 7-3 start this season and the girls are 8-1 and currently on a winning streak of seven […]

Lake Okeechobee set for Toyota FLW Series Tournament

CLEWISTON — Lake Okeechobee is set to play host to the 2020 Toyota Series, with the Toyota Series at Lake Okeechobee, March 12-14 in Clewiston. Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Resort and the Hendry County Tourism Development Council, the three-day tournament will feature the best regional bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting […]

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