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JROTC officers present CSM Warmoth with the Hundley Award

Okeechobee High School JROTC cadet CSM Kameron Warmoth (right) was presented the...

Memorial Day service planned

A Memorial Day service to honor U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces...
OKEECHOBEE -- Healthy Start's Community Baby Shower attracted more than 100 families on May 17. [Photo by Katrina Elsken/Lake Okeechobee News]

Healthy Start hosts Community Baby Shower

More than 100 families turned out for the Healthy Start Community Baby Shower ...
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Lake levels
13.47 feet
Last year: 13.74 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
The word cancer is a scary one, and when we hear it as a diagnosis for a baby, it can be terrifying.
An Okeechobee teen is getting a head start in the business world by starting a business while still in high school.
Every year for the past 10 years, the University of Florida’s Gator100 program has honored the fastest-growing businesses...
Schools
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates ...
The student council at North Elementary held their final meeting of the year on May 14 and celebrated their work launching a school newspaper.
The Glades Electric Educational Foundation proudly announces the awarding of $49,000...
Wildlife & Environment
Every fifteen minutes, 365 days a year, University of Florida scientists can see how and where...
Love bugs are most active between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Government
OKEECHOBEE -- The offices at City Hall, Public Works and the administrative offices of the Police Department, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.
The U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 19-25.
An April 27 event at The Douglas Brown Community Center resulted in 19 complaints of loud and vulgar music ..
Police/Fire
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...
FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report from April 26 - May 2.
Opinion
The announcement came over the school intercom that the school was on lockdown.
Mass protests have become popular with the radical Left because they work.
When worshiping with us on May 19 this year you will see that the Paraments...
Hurricane News
At Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), safety is the cornerstone of our commitment to customers and employees.
How can you keep your boat safe during a hurricane?
Veterans

Veteran coalition fights suicide

The Greater Lake Okeechobee Veterans Service Coalition formed in the fall of 2023,

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...
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Agriculture
Homeowners, business owners and others can plant the right tree in the right place in cities...
ONA — You want to see cattle up close and find out how Florida ranchers bring beef to your dinner table?
Although plenty of Florida’s craft brewers advertise their libations as brewed with state-grown ingredients...
Health
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Four health tips to help make the most of Mother’s Day

As we celebrate the women in our lives and the important role they play in our families...

DCF Champions hosts Mental Health Awareness Month roundtable

Leaders from across the state joined together to highlight the considerable strides Florida...

May is Save Your Tooth Month

May is Save Your Tooth Month, an annual celebration of tooth-saving procedures...

Florida Retail Federation thanks DeSantis for HIV screening & treatment expansions

Governor Ron DeSantis signed into Florida law Friday, April26, House Bill 159, HIV Infection Prevention Drugs...
Business
The Scam Survival Toolkit connects people with the information they need to restore...
Relief may be in sight, after Florida gas prices rose to 2024 highs. The state average reached $3.64 per gallon...
Moving across town or the country requires time, patience, money, and, most importantly, trust.
Traffic & Road Work

Single lane closure on SR 70 to start May 20

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor will begin a single-lane closure …

Okeechobee County Road Watch for week of May 19-25

SR 70 at SE 10th Avenue: (Driveway permit project) Crews are re-constructing sidewalks...

FDOT workshop to consider traffic on SR 70

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites the public to an alternatives workshop for the SR 70 Project Development ...

Okeechobee County Road Watch for week beginning May 12

Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week of Sunday, May 12. Motorists are reminded...
State

Families of Mexican farmworker bus crash victims mourn the loss of their loved ones

Families are mourning the loss of their loved ones from a bus crash in Florida earlier this week. Officials say eight Mexican farmworkers were killed after 41-year-old Bryan Howard sideswiped a bus …

Webb telescope uncovers merger of two massive black holes from early universe

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes. Scientists reported Thursday that these two gigantic and distant black holes and their galaxies consolidated just 740 …
National & World

Haiti’s main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it closed

Haiti’s main international airport has reopened for the first time in nearly three months after gang violence forced authorities to close it. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in …

Timeline of the Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting for years to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges related to his organization’s publication of a huge trove of classified …
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