CHS launches telehealth counseling

WINTER PARK — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering free, confidential telehealth counseling for children, teens and families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of child care, interruptions to social interactions and daily routines. Children’s Home Society began in 1902 with the Orphan […]

Businesses step up to help 4-H and FFA members

OKEECHOBEE — It was a roller coaster week for Okeechobee County 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members who spent much of the past year raising animals for the annual Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) and sale at the county fair. On Monday, March 16 — after the swine had been checked in at […]

Youth Livestock Sale moves online

OKEECHOBEE — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Okeechobee County Youth Livestock Show and Sale will not happen as planned at the Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, March 21. The livestock show committee made that difficult decision on Monday night. The county fair committee also canceled the fair, which was supposed to open Tuesday. The decision […]

Student ACES Youth Center has triumphant opening

BELLE GLADE — The brand new Student ACES Youth Center opened here on Friday, Nov. 1, in a space donated by Bank of America along with a $20,000 grant to help establish and enhance programming. ACES founder and board president Buck Martinez spoke gratefully during the ceremonies, celebrating especially the army of angels that’s united […]