West Glades School announces honor roll students

West Glades School announces their honor roll students for the second semester of the 2018/2019 school year. A Honor Roll • First grade: Andrea Gaytan, Cassi Hendry, Jace Kennedy, Cole Martin, Keira Moore, Jaiden Moreno, Cason McCulley, Giovanni Cuacua-Vazquez, Parker Dillman, Harper Hatfield, Cheyenne Kats, Aubree Kersey, Ava Meyer, Alana Ross, Legend Thigpen, Andrea Madrid, […]

Green Thumb Garden Club News

On Nov. 13, 2018, the Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) met at the First United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center. The purpose of the meeting was to rejuvenate Christmas decorations for the public library in Clewiston. Every year for the past 40 years, the GTGC has decorated the library with natural plants and […]

West Glades School presents Bugs Awards

These are students who raised their grades by at least one letter grade in two subjects with out going down in any. Kindergarten through second grade students: Joel Orduna, Jil Gomez, Cory Waldron, Luis Felipe Garcia, Matthew Delgado, Jaime Gomez, Brantley Sanders, Daisy Carlos, and Andrea Madrid. Third through fifth grade students: Brittany Kats, Jessa […]

WGS collects pull tabs

Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. This is a simple way to recycle and help the Ronald McDonald House, where they provide a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children. All dollars raised are put 100 […]

GEF gets grant to help classroom teachers and AVID funding

MOORE HAVEN — A nearly $12,000 grant of matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) will enable Glades County’s own organization to assist local schools and double the impact of donated dollars. The CFEF recently gave the Glades Education Foundation (GEF) $11,914.79 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching […]

Families enjoyed playing Bingo for Books

West Glades School’s Bingo for Books took place on Oct. 9. Parents and their children were invited to the school to play bingo together and hear some great reading tips from teachers. There were 92 people representing 34 families who came out for a fun evening to play bingo together, and each child who attended […]

Residents of mobile home fire lose everything

OKEECHOBEE — A structure fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the 4100 block of U.S. 441 Southeast at Jim’s Place, a mobile home park. Neighbors looked on as the fire raged and black smoke billowed across the road into traffic — several ran across the highway to distance themselves from […]

Gove participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

BELLE GLADE — At Gove Elementary, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives in each of them and they are proud to promote, teach and live the American Dream. Students have been reading and writing about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s life to recall the influential actions he made to change the world. […]

Meet the Firefighter: Jarrod Akins

  Okeechobee County firefighter Jarrod Akins is a lifelong resident of Okeechobee who, along with his three brothers, attended Okeechobee High School. Growing up, his hero was Captain America, and it was his intention to follow Captain America’s lead and join the military when he grew up, and he did. During high school, his favorite […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Betty and Sonny Williamson

“He’s the wind beneath my wings,” said Betty Williamson of her husband, Frank “Sonny” Williamson. “We’ve been married for 66 years, and it was love at first sight,” Betty explained. “That first date was the best date I ever had in my life, and I knew he was the one for me.” Sonny laughingly said, […]