Get ready for the Halloween Extravaganza; October is busy with lots of events

Fish fry scheduled: The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will host a fish fry on Friday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Flagler Park #3, 55 S.E. Third Ave. Menu will include fried fish, hush puppies, cole slaw, cheese grits, and a cookie. Delivery will be available for orders of five or more. […]

Transport for Latinx offered on Oct. 5

BELLE GLADE — The Norton Museum of Art is hosting it’s inaugural Latinx Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 5,from noon to 5 p.m. Free transportation is being provided for the senior population (55 and up) from the Glades area (Belle Glade, Clewiston, Okeechobee, Pahokee, South Bay etc.) Bus transportation will leave at 11:15 a.m. from […]

Children enjoy story time at the Harlem Academy Daycare

On Aug. 28, children from the Harlem Academy Daycare participated in the first preschool story time at the Florida B. Thomas Library. They enjoyed an educational story that was read to them by a positive male role model of the Harlem community. Pictured is Reverend McNealy of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church reading to the […]

Hendry County Cattlemen to hold benefit

MOORE HAVEN — Dinner will be served by the Hendry County Cattlemen to honor the lives of Dustin Chapman, Charlie Ford and Easton Moss on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N. U.S. 27. All proceeds will benefit the families of Dustin, Charlie and Easton. If you are interested […]

West County Senior Center hosts free Tailgate for adults 60 and over Sept. 9

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach Lakes High School Rams and the Glades Central High School Raiders will face off Monday evening, September 9 and loyal fans of both teams will celebrate! A “Free Tailgate at the West County Senior Center” for older adults over 60 is planned from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, […]

Blood roundup meeting Monday; plus other club meetings and entertainment

VFW Post 9528 hosts events BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. by the VFW Auxiliary. A rib eye sandwich dinner will be served on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Moore Haven Lions Club meets Sept. 19

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Lions Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the offices of the Glades County Sheriff’s Department, 1297 S.R. 78 The special guest will be Lion Richard WerIrkmeister, Past District Governor, from Indiantown. All visiting Lions and all other interested persons are invited to attend. If […]

Community plans events for Okeechobee and the area

The events listed below were submitted to the Lake Okeechobee News before Hurricane Dorian appeared as a named storm. Check with the host of the event if you think the impending hurricane might have caused the event to be canceled. Enter wing eating contestOKEECHOBEE — Beef O’Brady’s inaugural Labor Day Atomic Blast Wing Eating Contest […]

Labor Days events cancelled

OKEECHOBEE — On Aug. 28, the Okeechobee Building Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) announced that they have cancelled the Labor Day parade, which had been planned for Saturday morning, Sept. 1. Due to the concerns about the approach of Hurricane Dorian, the parade is cancelled. “We are cancelling the parade so residents can tend to their […]

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ auditions planned

BELLE GLADE — An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Monday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive for registration at 3:30 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some […]