There will be no vice-mayor any time soon

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee City Council discussed the possibility of having a vice-mayor or something similar at their meeting on April 7. In the past, the mayor appointed someone to take his place if he were unable to attend a meeting for some reason, and Mayor Dowling Watford said he had been thinking about Councilman […]

City council holds second townhall meeting

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee City Council’s second town hall meeting took place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. and lasted approximately 30 minutes. There were not as many participants as there were for the first meeting, and Sandra Pearce, one of the commenters, asked if the meeting had been advertised because she said she did […]

Stop the bleed: You are the help until help arrives

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Fire Rescue in partnership with the Trauma Training Group presented the nationally recognized Bleeding Control (B-Con) course free of charge to Okeechobee residents on May 14 and 18. The three instructors were Capt. Brian Anderson, retired battalion chief from Miami-Dade County, and his wife, Georgia (an RN), who both work with […]