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), […]

Ranch Rodeo planned for Saturday; Bass Club selling BBQ lunches on Friday

Bass Club holds fundraiser OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Bass Club will sell BBQ lunches on Friday, July 26, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Brahman Theatre, 1500 S. Parrott Ave. Menu includes pulled pork, beans and another side along with bread for $10. Deliveries are available with a purchase of six or more […]

Ribbon Cutting at Walmart on Friday; many other things to do in Okeechobee

Business Women meets The Okeechobee Business Women’s Referral Network will meet on Friday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Grill, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. These monthly meetings help expand your circle, improve your business and pick up ideas. Please bring a small exchange gift. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557. Ribbon cutting is […]

Clewiston woman killed in rollover accident

SOUTH BAY – A Clewiston woman was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning, according to a report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report, the accident happened on U.S. Highway 27 approximately 3.5 miles south of South Bay, at 3:30 a.m. on July 14. Lorena M. Lara, 28, […]

Blood Roundup planning meeting is this week; and, many more community events are featured

Moose Lodge to host events OKEECHOBEE — Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host the following event: On Sunday, July 14, there will be breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and three-card bingo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. BHR VFW 9528 to host events BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. […]

Cattle killed in truck crash in Hendry County

Photo courtesy FHP

HENDRY COUNTY – Thirty-seven head of cattle were killed in a truck crash County Road 833, near the intersection of Zipper Grove Road, in Hendry County on Wednesday, July 10, at 11:51 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Paul Waynevan Sickle, 59, of Wauchula, was driving a 2001 Kenworth Truck north on CR […]

Sebring man dies in Okeechobee County crash

OKEECHOBEE — Joel Orozco of Sebring, was killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning, July 7, on U.S. 441 North when his vehicle struck another vehicle. Tamika ONeil , 38, of Tallahassee, was reportedly driving northbound on U.S. 441 in a 2013 Ford Fusion, when the right rear of her vehicle was struck by […]

Enjoy the holiday celebration on Saturday; more Vacation Bible School scheduled

Regatta, fireworks planned for Saturday OKEECHOBEE — The annual Minimal Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the Agri-Civic Center. Gates will open at 3 p.m., races begin at 4 p.m., and the evening ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Fraternal Order of Police of Okeechobee sponsors the Independence Day Celebration and […]

Celebrate July 4 and enjoy many other community activities in Okeechobee

Seniors & singles event setOn Friday, June 28, The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., will host its Seniors and Singles event at 6 p.m. There will be potluck and bingo. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-357-4418. Fishing tournament scheduled The 11th annual Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association Trash Fish Tournament will be held on […]