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), […]

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 […]