Cheer Camp starts Monday; many other Okeechobee events planned for Friday

Healthy Start meeting set Okeechobee Country Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Friday, June 14, at noon at Okeechobee First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 401 S.W. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Kay Begin at 863-462-5877. VFW Post 10539 hosts events Big Lake VFW Post 10539, […]

Vacation Bible School and cheer camp offered in Okeechobee Community Events

Shrine Club serves catfish The Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will serve catfish dinners on Friday, June 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for $8. There will be live music. For information, call 863-763-3378. VFW 4423 hosts events VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will hold the following events: Friday and Saturday, June […]

Aquatic plant meeting and other Community Events

Aquatic plant management meeting ThursdayCLEWISTON — The Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Interagency Task Force will meet Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the USACE South Florida Operations Office, 525 Ridgelawn Road in Clewiston. The Interagency Task Force meeting can also be accessed by phone at 877-402-9757; Access Code: 4979126; Security Code: 1234. Hospice Yard […]

Florida officials alarmed over plan to transport migrants to Florida

OKEECHOBEE — Are hundreds of immigrants headed for South Florida? Palm Beach County officials expressed concerns last week over news of a controversial plan to transport migrants from Texas to Florida. “Earlier this week, the chief of Border Patrol out of Miami informed us that their intentions were to bring about 1,000 people every month […]

Church hosts yard sale on Saturday; lots of other things to do in the community

Businesswomen to meet OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network will meet on Friday, May 17, at Lakeside Grill, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Come share information about your business and learn how others can help you grow. Bring a small exchange gift. For more information, call Raye at 863-467-2557. Shrine club will […]

Mothers Day events around town

Quarters for a Cause date set American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Quarters For a Cause to benefit Kyle Vericella on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Kyle was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer at the age of 18. Paddles for biding will be $2 each. If you would […]

Sheriff Summer Camp signups today; see Okeechobee Community Events

Summer Camp sign-ups setOKEECHOBEE — The 2019 Sheriff’s Summer Camp sign-ups will be held on Friday, May 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the School Board Operations Center, 938 N.W. 34th St. (behind O.A.A.). Dates for camps are: Youth Camp, June 3-7, for ages eight to 11; and Teen Camp, June 10-14 for ages […]

Fatal accident shuts down 710

INDIANTOWN — A Stuart man was killed Tuesday, April 30, in a fatal accident in Indiantown. His name has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. According to the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Coulter’s report, the accident occurred at 10:32 a.m. when Dodge Dakota truck was struck twice by semis, ejecting […]

Community Events for the Okeechobee area

Seniors and singles night setEveryone is invited to a potluck for seniors and singles at the Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. This is a regular event that occurs the last Friday of every month. Cross Ties concert to be heldThe Cross Ties will be appearing at Seventh […]

Community Events

May blood drives planned OKEECHOBEE – Area residents can help save lives when the blood mobile visits Okeechobee County this month. Anyone who is over the age of 17 and in good health can donate. If you have questions about blood donation, visit a blood mobile site and talk to a medical professional there. • […]