Veteran Jack Sutherland always honored his parents

OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Jack Sutherland always thought it was his duty to help his parents and younger siblings, and he believes God blessed him for his faithfulness. Mr. Sutherland was the 10th of 14 children, and when he was 16, he left his home in Dickerson County, Va. to go to NYA Training School. The […]

City helps hurricane victims by donating surplus fire truck

Councilwoman Monica Clark’s father served as a volunteer firefighter for 50 years, she said at the City Council meeting on April 16, and she was thrilled to make a motion to donate a surplus firetruck to a volunteer fire department in the Panhandle. Originally, the truck was scheduled to be sold at auction. “It’s pretty […]

Woman runs over her baby’s father

With her 9-month-old baby in the car, a woman allegedly ran over the child’s father after an argument outside a local restaurant. On Tuesday, April 16, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Cross was dispatched to the 2200 block of Northwest 22nd Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute in progress. Deputy Cross reportedly found the […]

Community Events features Easter celebrations

Stations of the Cross setOKEECHOBEE —The Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) invites the public to Stations of the Cross in the Park on Good Friday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the gazebo located at Flagler Park #4. Businesswomen’s meeting set Whether a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a job-seeker or would-be volunteer, you will benefit from […]

Veteran Monteith was not afraid to die

OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Thomas Monteith made $60 a month during boot camp but said it went “way” up to $72 a month after he got his first ship, the USS Wadsworth DD516. “They pay you a lot more for someone to shoot at you,” he said. Mr. Monteith grew up in East Cleveland, Ohio, and […]

Community Events for the Okeechobee area

Funeral education event set Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, would like you to attend its free “Ducks in a Row” educational program on Friday, April 12, at noon. Lunch will be served and you will learn how to go about planning your final arrangements. For more information, call 863-357-7283. Ride for Rights event […]

Clewiston FYI

Dates to Remember • April 15 — City Commission workshop and meeting • April 18 — Golf Course Advisory Board meeting • April 18 — Library Advisory Board meeting • April 19 — Good Friday: City offices closed Library Director Natasha Hayes reports: Library Amnesty Week is April 8 through 13. Any patron who has […]

Don Shivers honored for tenure on housing panel

CLEWISTON — The city commissioners gratefully passed a proclamation Monday, April 1, recognizing the 24 1/2 years that Don Shivers served on the Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry County (AHC) until March 31. Mayor Mali Gardner asked Mr. Shivers to come to the podium with his family while she read the proclamation. […]

Septic-to-sewer switchover push in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners pushed forward on two fronts to further septic-to-sewer conversion efforts at their meeting Tuesday morning, April 9. First they approved a request from the Lakeport Water Association Inc., or LWA — a private, nonprofit corporation that Glades County granted a franchise in 2010 to provide potable water to the […]

Westside Elementary School congratulates their honor roll students

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School (WES) would like to congratulate its honor roll students. Kindergarten A Honor Roll: Charlie Barnes, Melvin Bonilla, Dominic Garza, Gabriel Gutierrez, Juan Hernandez, Raddley Holmes, Jah’Daviun Johnson, Gael Lopez, Damiyah Luc, Aubree Penuel, Avery Phillips, Madison Poulson, Danna Puebla, Gregory Ramirez, Cristabella Rivera and Amorah Sparrow. A/B Honor Roll: Keiry […]