Stores crowded despite ‘social distancing’ rules

OKEECHOBEE — “Where are all these shoppers coming from?” asked an Okeechobee resident on social media last week. Local stores such as Publix and Walmart seemed to have even more customers than ever. There are several theories to explain the crowds, even as the federal government was asking people to maintain a “social distance” of […]

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., […]