Letter to the Editor from Steve Rolling

Sorry, but cases (and deaths) here from “2019 novel coronavirus” aka “2019-nCoV,” now, popularly called COVID-19, will soon skyrocket, doubling monthly for a while. Why do I think so? Windshield survey plus more testing. I see local noncompliance is flagrant, arrogant and often ironic. Federal law warning sign on post office door: “Masks required to […]

Letter to the editor: Lake needs help

These two emails were sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis April 20. To date I have heard nothing. I am concerned about our lake, Lake Okeechobee, and all the communities and businesses that make our lake such a unique place. Honorable Gov. DeSantis,Good morning, and thank you for giving me this opportunity to address a matter […]

Letter to the editor: Okeechobee High School graduation

I am the proud parent of Nichole Folbrecht, who is a 2020 graduate of Okeechobee High School. I am very heartbroken, devasted, depressed and saddened that parents are not allowed to attend our kids’ graduation this Saturday. But what upsets me the most is I am hearing that more and more kids WILL NOT attend […]

Letter to the Editor: First Bank thanks Trump

CLEWISTON — It is with immense gratitude that First Bank says thank you to our president @realDonaldTrump for remembering the hard-working American people across the country. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to survive devastating job losses, the White House and Congress approved the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program. Under this program, the […]

Letter to the Editor: COVID isn’t being handled correctly

My personal and professional opinion is that COVID-19 is being handled wrong. I am a former volunteer EMT and firefighter and currently an occupational therapist for over 20 years. I have practical, hands-on experience dealing with acutely sick people. I have worked in developmental, educational and medical models and I espouse a holistic model of […]

Migrant camp memories

Dear friends in Belle Glade, South Bay and Moore Haven:My name is Galen Hahn. I am a retired minister of the United Church of Christ. In the 1960s, I served as a chaplain in migrant camps in Frederick and Thurmont, Md. I have written a small book about that ministry and would like to get […]