Man seriously injured in car crash, other driver charged with allegedly driving without a license

HENDRY COUNTY — According to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol, Robert Crissey, 70, of Homestead, was seriously injured in a car crash on Thursday, Nov. 28, at approximately 5:20 p.m. Mr. Crissey was headed westbound on U.S. 27/S.R. 80 when his vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, collided with a 2007 Ford Expedition. The […]

Guide is injured in hunting accident

OKEECHOBEE — On Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m., a hunting incident occurred at the Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. While participating in a guided hunt, the hunt guide, Arlon Arnold, 51, of LaBelle, received a shotgun wound to the chest, neck and head. Mr. Arnold was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment […]

Yard sales, barrel racing and an art exhibit are featured in Okeechobee events

OKEECHOBEE — NBHA barrel racing set: NBHA District 3 and 5 Barrel Racing will begin on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710. Exhibition starts at 5 p.m. and barrel race starts at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Exhibition starts at 10 a.m. and barrel race starts at 1 p.m. On […]

Get ready for the Halloween Extravaganza; October is busy with lots of events

Fish fry scheduled: The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will host a fish fry on Friday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Flagler Park #3, 55 S.E. Third Ave. Menu will include fried fish, hush puppies, cole slaw, cheese grits, and a cookie. Delivery will be available for orders of five or more. […]

Blood roundup meeting Monday; plus other club meetings and entertainment

VFW Post 9528 hosts events BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. by the VFW Auxiliary. A rib eye sandwich dinner will be served on Wednesday, Sept. […]

City of Okeechobee extends state of emergency

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OKEECHOBEE – The City of Okeechobee has extended the Local State of Emergency through Thursday. A Local State of Emergency was declared at 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 by the Okeechobee City Council. The original declaration was set to expire at 2 p.m. Sept. 2. Based on operational conditions due to Hurricane Dorian, and under […]

Community plans events for Okeechobee and the area

The events listed below were submitted to the Lake Okeechobee News before Hurricane Dorian appeared as a named storm. Check with the host of the event if you think the impending hurricane might have caused the event to be canceled. Enter wing eating contestOKEECHOBEE — Beef O’Brady’s inaugural Labor Day Atomic Blast Wing Eating Contest […]

Deadline Friday for juried art contest; Burger and bike fundraiser planned for Saturday

Friends of NRA host event OKEECHOBEE — Join the Friends of the NRA on Aug. 23, 6 p.m. at the KOA Convention Center for a night of auctions, raffles, games, and dinner as they work together to ensure the future of shooting sports. Friends of NRA is an exciting grassroots fundraising program that fosters community […]

Learn how to fight melaleuca and pepper trees; there is lots going on in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Moose Lodge 1753 hosts events; Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will hold the following events: Hamburger or shrimp dinners will be served on Friday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. Pork roast dinners will be served on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. Music by Double D runs from 6 to 9 […]

Sales tax holiday is this weekend, plus Steelers summer concert and back-to-school expo

OKEECHOBEE — Vacation Bible School set: New St. Stephen, 1050 N.E. 16th Ave., will host Vacation Bible School on Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. All children are welcome! Church hosts special service OKEECHOBEE — The Seventh Day Christian Church, 912 N.W. Park St. (across from Eli’s Western Store), […]