Glades County plans political rally

MOORE HAVEN — COVID-19 has prevented political candidates from personally calling on you. Informed voters make better choices! The “Meet your Candidates” event this summer will be held at a Bi-partisan Political Rally on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. Meet all the city, […]

Community events around the Lake

Okeechobee County Mobile market to visitOKEECHOBEE — The United Against Poverty (UAP) Mobile Market will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Village, 1703 S.W. Second Avenue. The Brahman movie theater parking lot will be used to line up cars as needed. The nonprofit grocery program will […]

Chalk the Walk for National Hospital Week

CLEWiSTON – Hendry Regional Medical Center Invites Everyone to Celebrate National Hospital Week May 10-16 is National Hospital Week 2020! HMRC invites everyone to Chalk the Walk. Grab some sidewalk chalk, and come by in the evening (5 p.m. -dusk), or on the weekend, and write an encouraging message and/or draw a picture for all […]

Being stuck at home sure can be sweet

CLEWISTON — Some readers remember an article written in January about a talented local baker who was born and and raised in Clewiston, and owns Senful Sweets. Altovise “Tobi” Allen-Johnson, an Army veteran, mother of four, grandmother and survivor of lupus, has been active even throughout the pandemic, as her talent for making beautiful sweet […]

Publix has first responder hours

Publix has designated Thursday evenings, 8-9 p.m., and Friday mornings, 7-8 a.m., as special shopping hours for first responders and hospital staff. This change in hours began April 16 and continue until further notice. Publix Pharmacy will also be open during these times.

Guardians of the Glades to host virtual town hall meeting

BELLE GLADE — A virtual town hall meeting for the residents of the Glades is planned for Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. Tune in online viabrotherchurch.com or the Guardians of the Glades page on Facebook. The town hall meeting will include information about:• The Palm Beach County School District’s E-Learning plan;• Assistance available to […]

Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation Board postpones 2020 Social Celebration

CLEWISTON — The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2020 Social Celebration, which was scheduled to take place on March 28 at Hilliard Brothers property. The decision was made in an abundance of caution and to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and is in accordance with […]

Okeechobee County closes some services, cancels some meetings

OKEECHOBEE — Some Okeechobee County services are closed, and some are switching to telephone and online service only, due to the coronavirus pandemic. • The Okeechobee Public Library is closed, but public WiFi is available in the parking lot. Patrons are asked to stay in their vehicles while using the WiFi. • The Young at […]

2020 Social Celebration postponed

CLEWISTON — The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2020 Social Celebration which was scheduled to take place on March 28 at Hilliard Brothers property. The decision was made in abundance of caution and to mitigate the risk of exposure of COVID19 and is in accordance with the […]

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office to auction two Brangus heifers at Okeechobee Livestock Market

OKEECHOBEE — On Tuesday, March 10, there will be a livestock auction at the Okeechobee Livestock Market, 1055 U.S. 98 in Okeechobee at 1 p.m. Up for auction will be one black Brangus cross heifer and one red Brangus cross heifer. These animals were found on property in northern Okeechobee County earlier this year and […]