Okeechobee Outfitters hosts fundraiser for veterans

LORIDA — On Jan. 10, Okeechobee Outfitters hosted a “Heartland Songwriters Fundraiser” for The Sportsmen’s Foundation for Military Families (SFMF). The fundraiser featured performances by Angy Griggs, Tommy Brandt and more. SFMF offers eligible military veteran families the opportunity to participate in a professionally guided outdoor adventure. For the veteran family, an SFMF experience is […]

Dairy losses hurting Okeechobee County economy

OKEECHOBEE — In December the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released information on the size of every county’s economy in the United States with industry detail for the first time. The BEA had previously estimated the GDP (gross domestic product), which is the value of goods and services produced each year, of states and […]

OHS basketball team wins 12 games in a row

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity basketball team kicked off 2020 the same way they ended 2019, by winning big games. Brahman coach Demetre Riles secured his 100th career win and the Brahmans have now won 12 back-to-back games. The Brahmans got their coach his 100th win by beating Fort Pierce Central 62-45 […]

OMS Lady Warriors basketball wins big

OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Lady Warriors beat the West Glades Lady Panthers 59-10 on Jan. 9 in Okeechobee. The win makes the Lady Warriors a perfect 8-0 on the season, with wins over Glades Day, Gifford, Clewiston, Storm Grove, Oslo, Yearling and Pemayetv Emahakv Charter. “The girls have been great this season,” said […]

Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling advances to regionals

JENSEN BEACH — The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling team traveled to Jensen Beach on Jan. 3 to compete in the Cradle Cancer tournament. The Brahmans faced tough competition from 30 other schools in the tournament, but were able to place two wrestlers. Travis McKenna placed fourth and Jose Monrroy placed sixth while the Brahmans […]

Local teachers prepare for rally in Tallahassee

OKEECHOBEE — Members of the Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) make the trip to Tallahassee Monday, Jan. 13, to attend a rally for public education being held by the Florida Education Association. Educators attending the rally are hoping to make clear to state lawmakers the importance of investing in public education. The FEA has called […]

Calvin and Steve King win Lake O qualifier with 9.62 lbs

OKEECHOBEE — Calvin and Steve King claimed the top spot in the first qualifier of the 2020 Lake Okeechobee Crappie Series on Jan. 3. The Kings won the qualifier with a final bag of 9.62 pounds. Twenty-five boats launched out of the Okee-Tantie boat ramp at safe light on Jan. 3. Conditions on Lake Okeechobee […]

Pahokee Blue Devils soccer off to great start

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Blue Devils varsity soccer team stacked back-to-back wins over lake area teams in December, and are now off to their best start since 2016. The Blue Devils beat Moore Haven 4-1 on Dec. 9 and Glades Day 4-2 on Dec. 11. After going winless last season, Pahokee has managed to turn […]

Calvin and Steve King win Lake O qualifier with 9.62 lbs

OKEECHOBEE — Calvin and Steve King claimed the top spot in the first qualifier of the 2020 Lake Okeechobee Crappie Series on Jan. 3. The Kings won the qualifier with a final bag of 9.62 pounds. Twenty-five boats launched out of the Okee-Tantie boat ramp at safe light on Jan. 3. Conditions on Lake Okeechobee […]

Lady Tigers basketball goes undefeated in December

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School Lady Tiger varsity basketball team capped off an undefeated streak in December by winning their first game in 2020 over FAU High School 37-34 on Jan. 3. The win improves Clewiston’s record to 6-1 this year, their best start since 2017. Throughout their winning streak the Lady Tigers collected […]