Meisters’ annual display lights up Pahokee roadside

PAHOKEE — Christhie Meister came out of her big home on Bacom Point Road to walk one of her rescue dogs when she spied the stranger walking around the yard shooting photos of their lighted Christmas yard display on an overcast, blustery day last week. During the day. The lights weren’t even on, so she […]

Christmas market is coming up soon

OKEECHOBEE — No matter what the temperature is in Okeechobee on Dec. 7, you can plan on seeing snow at the Christmas Market on Brady Ranch. It snowed last year, and it will snow again this year, said Celeste Harvey, the woman who, along with her cousin, Jennifer Ceballos, created the market. “We have kids. […]

Donations sought for hygiene bags for those in need

BELLE GLADE — Light House Cafe and Ella’s Closet will collect items to make personal hygiene bags for those in need this Christmas. Items needed include: bath towel, wash cloth, socks, lotion, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, wide tooth comb, disposable razors, toilet tissue and peppermints. Donations can be delivered to The […]

It’s almost time for 30 days of Thanksgiving

OKEECHOBEE — It’s November, the time of year when just about everyone begins to think about the people and things in their lives they are grateful for. In recent years, many have participated in the 30 Days of Thanksgiving challenges all over the internet. These challenges vary but all have one thing in common: They […]

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 […]