Everglades holds pumpkin painting contest

OKEECHOBEE — Everglades Elementary School did something new this year, and Robin Laskey, media specialist, was excited to see how well received the idea was. The idea was to paint a pumpkin using the theme of your favorite story book, and they ended up with possibly 100 pumpkins. She said she meant to count them, […]

Okeechobee is a good place for Halloween

OKEECHOBEE — “We have never had any problems on Halloween,” said Okeechobee City Police Chief Bob Peterson. “The people of Okeechobee know the kids are out trick-or-treating, and, for the most part, they are careful.” He would like to see parents or a responsible person go with the children when they are out trick-or-treating. “Don’t […]

What do kids know about Halloween holiday?

OKEECHOBEE — Who knows more about Halloween, kindergarteners or fifth graders? Kids change a lot between the ages of 5 and 10, and I thought it would be interesting to interview two classrooms full of children and compare their answers. Chasity Marsh’s class of fifth graders at South Elementary and Crissy Coleman’s class of kindergarten […]

Free haunted house is back to give you nightmares

OKEECHOBEE — Center Mass Gun Range owners Bob Kreitz and Margaret Kreitz have decided to take their love of Halloween and put together a haunted house for the Okeechobee community for the last week of October, completely free of charge. The range held their first haunted house last year, and they say that the event […]

Church won’t host ‘trunk or treat’ this year

There will be no ‘trunk or treat’ event  this year in Flagler park. That is confirmed by the First Baptist Church who spearheaded the Trunk or Treat project in other years. This year they will host a Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 31 at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., from 5:30 to […]