Okeechobee County commissioners to public: Stop abusing county staff

OKEECHOBEE — At their meeting Thursday, March 26, the Okeechobee County commissioners called on the public to keep calls to county staff professional and polite. “Some people have called in to our staff and they (county staff) have been verbally abused and cussed out,” said Commissioner Brad Goodbread. “Please, when you call in to deal […]

BOCC meeting will have screening and social distancing

OKEECHOBEE — The Board of County Commission meeting on Thursday, March 26, at 9 a.m. will have screening at the door and the county will be following the Department of Health and governor’s protocol as it relates to social distancing and enforcing the limit on the number of people in the room. The meeting will […]

Why have a town hall meeting?

OKEECHOBEE — When Okeechobee City Councilman Bob Jarriel ran for city council in 2018, one of the things he wanted to do was to begin holding town hall meetings. Councilman Jarriel said he wanted to “ask the people what they wanted to see done and then work on those things one by one.” He said […]

Hendry Democrats to present new bylaws at LaBelle meeting

LABELLE — The Hendry Democratic Party’s Bylaw Revision Committee will present new bylaws at the organization’s Dec. 16 monthly dinner meeting at LaBelle’s 7 Mares Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, 415 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. In accordance with Florida Democratic Party rules, the vote on adopting these bylaws will take place at the January […]

Aug. 8 joint meeting of the Hendry County Board Of County Commissioners and the Glades County Board Of County Commissioners canceled

HENDRY and GLADES COUNTIES — The joint meeting between the Hendry County Board of Commissioners and the Glades County Board of Commissioners scheduled Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. was canceled and is to be rescheduled. NOTE: The story on Page 14 in the Sweet Life in Hendry section of this newspaper went to print before […]

LOSOM meetings planned in September

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has announced the planned schedule for the initial project delivery team (PDT) meeting supporting the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) and a series of public workshops to provide the public with information about the ongoing efforts to update water management […]

Watershed protection meeting planned for Thursday

OKEECHOBEE — A Lake Okeechobee Watershed Protection Plan public stakeholder meeting is planned for Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Okeechobee Service Center, 316 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee. In accordance with the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program, beginning March 1, 2020, and every five years thereafter, […]