Glades County Woman’s Club hosts a tea party

MOORE HAVEN — All members and their guests look forward to the Glades County Woman’s Club’s annual tea party/brunch, and this year’s proved to be a really fun one. Three teams competed for the best decorated table. One table even featured edible tea cups. Jenny Allen’s team won this competition, and the prize was, of […]

Get outdoors and explore Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County has plenty to do and see for those who love the great outdoors. To the fisherman, Okeechobee County, the home of the “Big O,” is one of the top lakes in the country for catching bass and speckled perch. Professional bass anglers fish Lake Okeechobee for thousands of dollars in tournament […]

Annual MLK speech contest sign-up runs through Jan. 10

BELLE GLADE — The 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Rosenwald Elementary School in Belle Glade. This contest is sponsored by the City of South Bay and will happen in the school’s cafeteria that evening starting at 6 p.m. Martha Soriano, administrative assistant at […]

WCSC thanks family of the late Precious Wright

BELLE GLADE — On behalf of myself, Willie A. Miller II, staff and Division of Senior Services administration, we would like to thank Linda J. Earsley and her family for their generosity over the past 19 years in sponsoring West County Senior Center’s (WCSC) Annual Holiday Celebration. It is because of their generous donation each […]

Christmas Bird Count is holiday tradition for many

HENDRY COUNTY — As I watched the flocks of migratory birds beginning to arrive around Lake O this morning, it reminded me that our family’s annual tradition is coming up. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This is a tradition that started 120 years ago, by ornithologist Frank Chapman. Instead of the common practice at the […]

Pray for the Glades vigil set Dec. 21 in Belle Glade

Drive to finance homeless shelter getting attention BELLE GLADE — Pastor Eric and wife Theresa Payne of New Zion Assembly – The New Church are helping to host a “Pray for the Glades” day on Saturday, Dec. 21. They ask that those interested please invite everyone they know of who believes in the power of […]

Santa delights Belle Glade children with visit

BELLE GLADE — Hundreds of children ranging from infants up to preteenagers all received a gift or toy from Santa Claus on Wednesday, Dec. 11, after he arrived on a special flight aboard a PBSO sleighcopter, much to the kids’ delight, at 1 p.m. Pictured to the far right is New Hope Charities Inc. Executive […]

H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr. and family to dedicate recently donated American flag and flagpole on Dec. 12

OKEECHOBEE — Please join H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr. and family for the dedication ceremony of the 70 foot flagpole and 30 foot American Flag they have donated to the citizens of Okeechobee. The event will be held on Thursday, December 12, in Flagler Park at the intersection of South Park Street and S.W. Fifth Ave. […]

Florida Crystals supports seniors

BELLE GLADE — Florida Crystals Corporation continued food and clothing donations to support seniors affiliated with West County Senior Center this holiday season. Sugar is an important staple during the holidays for baking and these donations will help more families enjoy holiday favorites.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority visits Alzheimer patients

PAHOKEE — Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family and friends. It’s extremely important to maintain those interests and relationships, however, because it reduces the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority […]