Okeechobee chamber plans virtual luncheon

By Paulette WiseChamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County OKEECHOBEE – The Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their first ever Spring Virtual Business Exchange Luncheon on Wednesday May 13 at noon. Our premiere sponsor for the event is Mixon Real Estate Group and we want to thank them for being the first to step […]

Grow with Google event held in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A “Grow with Google” educational forum took place at the Okeechobee County Public Library on Friday, Feb. 21. Free workshops were given throughout the day beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. According to their press release, the aim of the workshops was “to help everyone across America — those who […]

Drug/Tobacco Free meeting to be held Aug. 8 in LaBelle

LABELLE — The Drug Free Hendry County Coalition/Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership will host a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell St., in the Fellowship Hall. Youths, parents, school representatives, law enforcement, media, business owners, volunteer groups, or anyone affected by Big Tobacco is invited to […]

Tractor Supply hosts a backyard poultry event

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tractor Supply Company store will host a backyard poultry event on Aug. 10, providing customers with the opportunity to learn how to care for and manage an at-home flock. “The popularity of raising backyard poultry continues to grow year after year,” said Antonio Madrid, manager of the Clewiston Tractor Supply store. […]

Samuel King recognized as a ‘Life Changer’

BELLE GLADE — A person who is a “life changer” would give encouragement to those whom he loves and cares about dearly. A quote from Samuel King would simply be: “Believe in yourself a little more, work harder, do the right things and you will succeed!” For 58 years, Samuel King has exemplified the love, […]

Family Dollar reopening in Moore Haven

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand reopening in Moore Haven. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Moore Haven community, and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Heather […]

News from Buckhead Ridge

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — A great potluck dinner and informative meeting of the Buckhead Ridge Community Association was held Thursday, March 28, at the Buckhead Community Center with 77 present. Opening the meeting was the monthly police report, which revealed no thefts or burglaries. There were three traffic stops, three accidents, an animal complaint, a loose […]

East Main in Pahokee rededicated as ‘Tillis Way’

PAHOKEE — Two daughters of the legendary country crooner joined a group of city officials and interested local residents Monday morning to dedicate the stretch of East Main Street coming into town as “Mel Tillis Boulevard.” City Manager Chandler Williamson started off the ceremony by thanking all those who attended for joining in the remembrance. […]

Hastings honors late Florida B. Thomas in House chamber

CLEWISTON — The late Florida B. Thomas was honored in the nation’s Capitol building last week as U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings took the podium to issue a statement in her memory on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Madame Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Mrs. Florida B. […]

Harlem library namesake influential in community

BELLE GLADE — The longtime teacher and community mentor after whom the public library in the Harlem area of Clewiston was named, Florida B. Thomas, died on Sunday, March 11. Florida B. Thomas was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Tallahassee, to the late Walter and Ethel Bryant and is survived by her husband, Melvin S. […]