‘Adopt-a-Senior’ to celebrate Class of 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A young lady who is to graduate from a county high school this month has started a Facebook group geared toward uplifting graduating seniors in Palm Beach County, inviting the community to participate in providing moral support and encouragement during this coronavirus pandemic. Kanedria Boldin, a senior at Royal Palm Beach […]

CHS honored seniors with ‘Be the Light’ event

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School’s seniors of the Class of 2020 were celebrated and honored with a “Be the Light” car parade on Cane Field the evening of Friday, May 1. CHS seniors decorated their vehicles, while friends and family cheered them on with handmade posters. While it wasn’t the end to the year they […]

OHS baseball seniors reflect on lost season

OKEECHOBEE —On May 1, Okeechobee High School turned on the football stadium and baseball field lights, as well as the tennis court lights at the Sports Complex at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes to honor the spring athletes who weren’t able finish their season due to COVID-19. Administrators at OHS also asked parents around Okeechobee […]

Seniors use caution when shopping

OKEECHOBEE — Recently, many stores instituted a senior shopping hour in an effort to make shopping safer for some of our most vulnerable citizens. In some cases, though, this effort may have backfired as stores are packed with shoppers during this time period. In many cases, there are more shoppers during senior hour than there […]

OHS tennis team recognizes seniors

OKEECHOBEE — Originally the Okeechobee High School boys and girls tennis teams were scheduled to hold their senior night on March 31 before their match against Lake Placid. But after COVID-19 caused the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to press pause on all spring sports at high schools in the state, the seniors on […]

Stores reserve shopping periods for senior citizens

OKEECHOBEE — To help those over age 65 who are more at risk of serious complications should they contract the COVID-19 virus, some stores are offering reserved shopping time for seniors. Allowing seniors into the stores early means the older shoppers will benefit from the fact that the store was thoroughly cleaned after closing the […]

Some local stores have changed their hours

OKEECHOBEE – Walgreens will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. until further notice. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Publix will institute a senior hour from 7-8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This includes their pharmacy. The store closes at 8 p.m. Winn Dixie is offering seniors the opportunity to shop from 8-9 a.m. Mon.-Fri., […]

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office offers a Senior Check

OKEECHOBEE — Last week we ran a disturbing story about an elderly man who fell in his home, and lay there for five days before being discovered by his mail carrier, who noticed he hadn’t picked up his mail and contacted a neighbor to go check on him. He was severely dehydrated when found and […]

Senior Citizens party the night away

BELLE GLADE — The 2019 Glades Senior Citizen Prom was held on Saturday, June 29, at the Lake Shore Middle School. The theme for this year’s prom was ‘A Night Out In Paris.’ The Senior Prom Committee and KTM Foundation presented the event.