Okeechobee to test 4-way stop on Fifth Avenue

OKEECHOBEE — On Dec. 17, the City of Okeechobee will begin a test of a 4-way stop at the intersection of South Park Street and Fifth Avenue (also known as Osceola Avenue) (in front of Okeechobee Utility Authority building), Mayor Dowling Watford announced last week. The traffic light will flash red in all directions and […]

Festival plans draw complaints from local restaurant owners

OKEECHOBEE — The owners of Big Tasty’s and Jersey Mike’s restaurants spoke at the Nov. 27 Okeechobee City Council meeting raising their concerns about food trucks and vendors being allowed to sell food in the park during festivals, which they believe takes away their business. Both owners said they employ people and pay taxes and […]

Okeechobee man killed in traffic accident

OKEECHOBEE Charles Hardison of Okeechobee was killed Saturday evening in a traffic accident on Brocksmith Road in St. Lucie County. According to the press release issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Hardison was traveling south in a 2001 Toyota Tundra on a gravel access road when he apparently lost control of his car and […]

EES Students of the Week

Everglades Elementary School students, pictured with Principal Tracy Downing, are achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 24, include: kg, Evalyn Close, Eli Robertson, Yanileth Castaneda, Romeo Gispert, Isaac Gonzalez, Chase Wazinek; first, Yancelin Flores, Farhan Rakin, Daneyla Valdes; second, Corryn Weltzin, Jose Callejas, Aiden Queen, Lextyn Bailey, Taylor Nolan, Lizbeth Santamaria; […]

OMS Students of the Week

These OMS Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 19, enjoyed a silly moment during our weekly luncheon! Pictured in no particular order are Sha’Kayla Tolliver, Mercedes Locke, Alison Denton, Emma Raulerson, Janessa Whidden, Alondra Aguirre, Carlos Perez-Mejia, Shane Smith, Jaedon Gilbert, Luisnoel Espinoza-Garcia and Alton Azcona. Congratulations!

OHS Homecoming 2018

Okeechobee High School held it’s annual homecoming parade, pep rally and bonfire on Oct. 18. Students from the classes of 2018 though 2022 competed against in each other in different events and enjoyed a performance from Okeechobee cheerleaders before singing the school’s alma mater and lighting the bonfire.

SES Students of the Week

South Elementary would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Oct. 8. They are: Sophia Alverez, Gauge Simmons, Clayton Mann, Jayden Shirley, Madison Norsworthy, Xander Pettey, Kage Marsh, Braydon Gerelick, Merci Wallace, Roger Crum, Adriana Figueroa, Ariana Dukate, Aryn Murray , Kylie Jackson, Giuliana Tagle, Rafael Buzzi, Madison Maitland, Haley […]

CES students of the week

Central Elementary school would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Oct. 10. They are: Judson Johns, Andee Showmaker, Jose Serrano, Brayden Yates, Paigelynn Green, Shenae Robinson, Jacob Burgess, Josiah Cruz, Justino Betancourt, Jose Aranda, Karina Sanchez, Alejandra Juarez, Teraj Allen, Julian Marshall, Valentina Gaona, Morgan Smith, Adriana Garcia, Iyauna […]

CES Student of the Week

Central Elementary School would like to congraulate the students of the week for the week of Oct. 1. They are: Delani Velez, Ruben Chana-Hernandez, Joshua Rodriguez, Talan Pinon, Zaaron Dickinson, Jordynn Sauceda, Lea Edouard, Marvin Marcia Alvarado, Josias Ortiz, Charles Wilson, Laine Edouard, Emry Barcenas, Austin Burnsed, Lydell Hagins, Cash Norman, Aidon Rodgers, Ricky Sylvander, […]

SES Students of the Week

South Elementary Schools students of the week for the week of Oct. 5. They are: Jose Mercado, Brylan Dukes, Jasmin Allen, Edward Douglass, Brayden Clausen, Leah Small, Wesley Brady, Maliyah Koger, Matthew Moore, Brayden Garelick, Victor Gomez, Riley Thomas, Kinzie Kars, Vannia Morales, Stephen Rolen, Wyatte Yates, Luke Garcia, Hailey Michel, Stephen Towers, Junior Johnson, […]