OKEECHOBEE — Two young children were very lucky this week as they were safely removed from two hot, locked vehicles in separate incidents in Okeechobee County. So far, in 2016, 29 children have died from heatstrokes after being left in a hot car. Last year, a total of 24 children died as a result of […]
OKEECHOBEE — “It is the most wonderful thing in the world to see again,” said Mary Ann Franco. Mrs. Franco, 70, was blind for more than 20 years. On Wednesday, April 6, following surgery for injuries incurred in a recent fall, she regained her vision. While doctors have theories, they aren’t certain what happened. “The doctor […]
Click here for the 2015-2016 Medical Information Guide, published October 28, 2015, supplemental to the Okeechobee News.
OKEECHOBEE — The supply of O Negative blood has reached extremely low levels due to high usage in area hospitals. An immediate appeal is being issued for all O Negative donors to donate at OneBlood, the local blood center, as soon as possible.
OKEECHOBEE — A 74-year-old Okeechobee woman is receiving rabies vaccinations after she was bitten on the hand by an aggressive raccoon.
Brian Sell, a preparedness planner and public information officer with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Okeechobee, said the woman is being treated because the animal has not been captured.