Community Events for Okeechobee

Community events … VETERANS NEWS —- BHR VFW hosts events 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, Feb. 17, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. A memorial service for Archie “Buck” Webb will be held at 2 p.m. […]

The Battle of Okeechobee returns

  OKEECHOBEE — It’s that time again. The Battle of Okeechobee, of the Second Seminole War, will be re-enacted in Okeechobee County on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. We are pleased and excited to announce that Seminole recording artist Rita Youngman will be […]

Clewiston soccer falls in regional semifinals

  The Clewiston Tigers varsity soccer team, fresh off their district championship win on Feb. 1, headed into the regional playoffs with hopes of making a run to the state championship. First up for the Tigers was a district quarterfinal match against the 8-9-1 Desoto County Bulldogs on Feb. 6 in Clewiston. The Tigers wasted […]

Don’t leave valuables in your cars

CLEWISTON — Since Jan. 1, 2019, residents have experienced 11 vehicle burglaries, and it appears they are targeting cash and firearms. Surrounding counties have reported an uptick in vehicle burglaries as well, some as high as 51 since Jan. 1. These thieves are looking for low-hanging fruit, and your unsecured valuables are low-hanging fruit. Thieves […]

Residents of mobile home fire lose everything

OKEECHOBEE — A structure fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the 4100 block of U.S. 441 Southeast at Jim’s Place, a mobile home park. Neighbors looked on as the fire raged and black smoke billowed across the road into traffic — several ran across the highway to distance themselves from […]

Phone calls asking for money for HCSO is a scam

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from people who are reporting scam calls. Callers advised that they are receiving phone calls from phone number 863-674-4060 and caller ID identified that number as the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. The caller is identifying himself as either Sergeant Mike Taylor or […]

Sticky situation results from Glades County crash

GLADES COUNTY — Part of U.S. 27 in Glades County was closed to northbound traffic due to a molasses spill Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the afternoon. Two semi-trailer trucks collided on U.S. 27 just north of West Yaun Road. During the course of the crash, one semi, transporting several thousands of pounds of molasses, overturned. […]

South Bay hosts MLK parade and gospel celebration

SOUTH BAY — The city’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Gospel Celebration, put on by Beginning Outreach Ministry and the KTM Foundation Inc., was a success. Celebrity singer and songwriter Shirley Murdock graced the audience with her songs of joy. Anquette Leverne opened the stage up for her; The GBoys danced and […]

Corps considers changes to lake schedule; Public meetings planned in Okeechobee and Clewiston

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to provide scoping input on the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). A series of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings will be held throughout south Florida during the month of February and public scoping comments will be […]

Education is big part of Forest Service’s function

  PALMDALE — Besides keeping us all safe, the firefighters, forest rangers and other employees of the Florida Forest Service perform a related crucial public service: They conduct different types of training. Some is for first responders or invited students only, some for agricultural/horticultural workers who need to know how fire behaves so they can […]