Miniature horses join in on costume fun

OKEECHOBEE — The Chobee Minis 4-H enjoyed their annual Harvest Party on Oct. 22. The 4-H Club members made costumes for themselves and for the miniature horses. Emily Hilderbrand and her horse, Ruby (above), took first place with their “sugar skulls” costumes. Caitlin Desarro dressed as a flight attendant and turned her horse into an […]

There was no ‘Summer break’ for some

OKEECHOBEE — When it comes to 4-H and FFA, there is no such thing as a summer break, at least for many of the participants. This summer, kids from Okeechobee joined other dairy kids from around the state to participate in national breed conventions, and they did Okeechobee proud! Below are the results: National Guernsey […]

4-H clubs offer a variety of activities for kids

OKEECHOBEE — As the time for a new school year to begin nears, parents and children start thinking not only about the classes they will sign up for but also about extra-curricular activities and clubs that may be available in their area, and Okeechobee County is fortunate to have an abundance of 4-H clubs for […]

4-Hers, airboaters honored for cleanup

4-H Sharpshooters and the Lake Okeechobee Airboaters Association were recognized for their efforts to clean up Lake Okeechobee as part of their annual Earth Day community service project. “Too many times we have unsung heroes,” said County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. “What the airboaters have done and what the Sharpshooters have done is worked in conjunction […]

Summer camps have openings

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County 4-H summer camps still have some openings. The camps are open to all Okeechobee County children. To register, stop by the Okeechobee County Extension Office in the county annex on U.S. 98 for an application. Spaces are still available for the following camps: H2O Camp• Week 3 — July 22 to […]

4-H Awards Banquet held at South Elementary School

OKEECHOBEE — Photos are of the 4-H Awards Banquet held on June 6 at South Elementary School.

Extension Office plans summer camps

Okeechobee 4-H, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County, will offer a wide variety of camps to the youth in the Okeechobee community this summer. Camp registration will open on May 1. Students who will be in grades 10-12 in the 2019-20 school year may apply to be teen counselors at the […]