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 […]

Community events in Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay

Meeting for summer camp setPAHOKEE — Join the city of Pahokee for the community meeting to assist with the signing up for summer camp and football registration on Friday, March 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec Center, 260 Main St. Afro Arts Festival date setBELLE GLADE — The annual Glades […]

Teachers get a free breakfast, Keith Bass performs, Shrine serves catfish and much more!

Church serves chickenUnited Methodist Church will serve smoked chicken dinners on Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (takeout only) and 4 to 6:30 p.m. (dine-in or takeout). Menu includes 1/4 chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and dessert for a donation of $10. Tickets available at the church office or you may fax […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Branch Library located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade will hosts the following events in November: Adults• Thursday, Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 1 p.m.: English Exchange — Practicing speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Preregister.• Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m.: Adult Crafts — Come […]

Appreciation Banquet to honor coach Aug. 17

Fight invasive plantsBIG CYPRESS PRESERVE — The Big Cypress Sportsman’s Alliance will host an event to fight invasive plants in the Big Cypress National Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 31. The National Park Service is giving those who love Big Cypress an opportunity to volunteer and fight melaleuca and pepper trees. This is a one-hour lesson […]

Okeechobee Retired Educators starts new year with meeting Aug. 12

Behavioral Health Fair setOKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School District and Okeechobee Children’s Mental Health System of Care will hold a Behavioral Health Provider Fair on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Learn about behavioral health services available to children in the […]

School supplies giveaway happening in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — On July 21 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Okeechobee’s Wireless Zone, located at 2105 S. Parrot Ave, is inviting Okeechobee families and their children to visit and pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies. The goal of the giveaway is to help parents and alleviate the rising costs of school […]

Enjoy the holiday celebration on Saturday; more Vacation Bible School scheduled

Regatta, fireworks planned for Saturday OKEECHOBEE — The annual Minimal Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the Agri-Civic Center. Gates will open at 3 p.m., races begin at 4 p.m., and the evening ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Fraternal Order of Police of Okeechobee sponsors the Independence Day Celebration and […]

Community Events for the Okeechobee area

Seniors and singles night setEveryone is invited to a potluck for seniors and singles at the Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. This is a regular event that occurs the last Friday of every month. Cross Ties concert to be heldThe Cross Ties will be appearing at Seventh […]