Community Events for Okeechobee

Community events … Help save lives by donating blood The need for blood donations doesn’t stop for summer vacations. If you are in good health and over the age of 17, you can help One Blood ensure area hospitals have a safe blood supply ready to handle emergencies. June/July blood drives in Okeechobee include: • […]

Club hosts fourth annual Father Daughter Dance

OKEECHOBEE — B.R.A.T. Club held its Fourth Annual Father-Daughter “Ties & Tiaras” event on Saturday, June 16. Fathers and daughters of all ages came out to enjoy the fun. Attendees received a keepsake photo upon entry, a keepsake painted hand-print, and enjoyed dinner consisting of “kid’s fun food.” After dinner the fun began! Games included […]

Okeechobee County begins mosquito control efforts

OKEECHOBEE — Local authorities in Okeechobee County have announced that adult mosquito control applications will take place this summer between dusk and dawn, as conditions warrant. “We began mosquito surveillance efforts (trapping) at 10 different locations around Okeechobee County this week with our contract partner Clarke Environmental. The state of Florida has specific statutory requirements […]

2019 music festival set for March 7-10; Dates to match Spring Break for many college students

OKEECHOBEE — The fourth annual Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is planned for March 7-10, 2019 to coincide with spring break week for more than 1.7 million college students. As in previous years, the campers will be admitted to the Sunshine Grove festival area in northeast Okeechobee County on Thursday (March 7) and must leave […]

Code Enforcement Spotlight: regarding contractors, take the attitude ‘buyers beware’

OKEECHOBEE — Hurricane season is right around the corner, and now is the time to be reminded about the importance of hiring licensed contractors and obtaining necessary building permits. Whether a new building is being constructed, a roof needs new shingles, or a structure requires its air-conditioning unit to be replaced, homeowners must always be […]

IRSC honored for excellence; named as one of top 10 finalists for Aspen prize

FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) was named on Tuesday, May 15, as a top-ten national finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. This marks the third time IRSC has been selected as a top ten finalist. […]

OMS Students of the Week

These final OMS Students of the Week for 2017-2018 pictured left to right are Carlos Brito, Maggie Glassburn, Juan Cortez, Ramiro Rodriguez, Kain Joles, Carlos de la Cruz and Mr. Downing! Thanks to all of our Students of the Week for brightening our school year! They really make us proud!

IRSC graduation ceremonies planned; Okeechobee graduates included

OKEECHOBEE — Next week, Indian River State College (IRSC) will celebrate the largest graduating class in the college’s history — 3,951 graduates. Commencement activities mark the sixth consecutive year that the college’s graduating class has exceeded 3,000 students. To accommodate the large graduating class, IRSC will hold four commencement ceremonies over two days at the […]

Road Watch for Okeechobee County

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork […]

Taylor Creek Bridge work to begin in mid-April

OKEECHOBEE — Beginning in mid-April, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start the removal and replacement of a section of the Taylor Creek Bridge on North Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441 north of town), in Okeechobee County. The project limits are approximately one mile. The project improvements include: • Removal and replacement of an existing […]