It’s not too late to participate in March for Babies 2017, which takes place this Saturday, April 1. March for Babies is the nation’s oldest walking event, and is held across the country to benefit the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature […]
OKEECHOBEE — Looking for a way to get the kids to get some exercise outdoors? Treasure hunt games continue to grow in popularity. Three currently popular games include Okeechobee Rocks, Letterboxing and Geocaching (also known as Geoseeking). Okeechobee Rocks The latest craze in the Lake Okeechobee area is “Okeechobee Rocks.” Participants paint rocks with pictures, […]
OKEECHOBEE — In a small, nondescript office building, great things are being done for families in our community. They are preventing child abuse one family at a time. In fact, most days, they don’t spend much time in the office at all. This program is Healthy Families Florida, which is a part of Helping People Succeed, […]
OKEECHOBEE — Sometimes there is a happy ending to a terrible story. Nalas New Life Rescue came to the rescue of “Jenny” the puppy, who was thrown over the fence at Okeechobee County Animal Control Jan. 3 and suffered a severe leg injury. “Her leg was broken, as you can imagine,” Barbi Moline, Director of […]
OKEECHOBEE — I am still amazed at how Okeechobee has grown, because I had the pleasure of meeting a community member who has been here nearly 15 years and yet we had never crossed paths. Meeting him though was at the request of the Bragels who own Brown Cow Sweetery. Typically, I like to tell […]
These photos were taken Saturday, March 11, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s arena of the 2017 Cowtown rodeo.
These photos were taken on March 11 at the annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade in downtown Okeechobee.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres along the shoreline of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. The prescribed burn to improve fish and wildlife habitat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, weather permitting. To help protect public health and […]
OKEECHOBEE — An Englewood man reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign Sunday on S.E. 128th Avenue in Okeechobee County and allegedly caused a chain-reaction accident that left two young women dead. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report indicated the accident occurred March 5 at 4:16 p.m. on S.E. 128th Avenue at S.R. 710. […]
OKEECHOBEE — A 59-year-old Okeechobee man was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday morning (March 7) on Midway Road in St. Lucie County. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release Michael Price of Okeechobee was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle — Orrin Vickers, 68, of Fort Pierce […]