Creativity rewarded in high school writing contest

FORT PIERCE – Numerous public and private high school students in the four-county area of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee participated in the Indian River State College Creative Writing Contest. This event is hosted annually by the English/Communications/Modern Languages Department. Contestants entered original short stories, one-act plays and poems for a chance to […]

OCEA president ‘insulted’ by school district’s offer

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) president Lisa Harwas addressed the Okeechobee County School Board at their monthly meeting on Dec. 12 in regards to an impasse the OCEA has declared with the Okeechobee County School District. The OCEA, which represents teachers and other support personnel, declared the impasse because the Okeechobee County School […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Local woman overcomes many obstacles to earn degree

“Hello Leah, I hope you are doing well. First, I want to thank you, because you have been a big part of my success. You have been my inspirational piece in my long journey. I will finally graduate with my Bachelor of Science degree and will be walking on May 6. I just want you […]