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Citizen group focuses on proposed Bridge Street bypass

The Second Bridge Group (SBG), a group of citizens formed to collect and share information about the proposed ...

Belle Glade local named to the Dean’s List

Arys Gil Henriquez of Belle Glade has been named to the spring 2023 Dean’s List at Rockford...

Community invited to July 30 Indiantown High School Open House

On July 30, families throughout Martin County and neighboring communities can take a sneak peek inside Indiantown High School...

HRMC welcomes Cathy Rodriguez to Hospital Authority Board

Hendry Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Cathy Rodriguez...
The Okeechobee School for Boys was built in 1959.

IRSC to take over old 'boys school' property

The property previously used by the Okeechobee School for Boys will be transferred to Indian River State College, under House Bill 1603 which was signed into law …
Health

Ten questions to ask after being diagnosed with cancer

So many thoughts and questions run through your mind after doctors confirm a cancer diagnosis.
OKEECHOBEE -- An overdose emergency kit outside Our Village provides free Narcan and instructions for use. [Photo by Katrina Elsken/Lake Okeechobee News]

Hanley Foundation to provide emergency overdose boxes

Overdose emergency kits will be installed on county buildings thanks to the Hanley Foundation.

Narcan kits coming to Hendry County

Hendry County is considering using its share of a settlement funding from the Florida ...
Community News
Pictured left to right are: Kiwanis Past-President Roge Azcona, Kiwanis member Dowling Watford, Cindy Maynard and Robyn Gardner of the Pregnancy Center. [Photo courtesy Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee]

Kiwanis donates $2,200 to Pregnancy Center

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee held its annual Baby Shower for the Pregnancy Center...

LaBelle Rec Director encounters homeless man with knife

As Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Center Director Steven Lynn worked preparing the nature parks ...

Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Vitunac visits Okeechobee

The Kiwanis Division 16 Lt. Governor Doug Vitunac made an official visit to the Kiwanis Club...
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Sports

OHS Bass Club is Florida Team of the Year

- Okeechobee High School Bass Club was first established in 2016 and since then has been a competitive force that other teams across the state ...

Tiger football program hosts Blue and Gold scrimmage

 CLEWISTON- The Clewiston High School Tiger football team is set to begin their spring football practices on April 29.
Schools

OCA students safely view eclipse

Okeechobee Christian Academy students were able to safely view the solar eclipse on April 8 while wearing special glasses.

Nutmeg's hosts tea party

Nutmeg's  Cafe hosted Rock Solid Christian Academy's annual fourth grade Narnia tea party on April 4.

Science fair involves whole school

Rock Solid Christian Academy held its annual science fair on Friday, April 12.
Government
Now that Clewiston Utilitys Director Danny Williams has been appointed interim city ...
The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Florida Humanities Council, presents “Voices and Votes:
Veterans

50th Operation Homecoming at PBIA on April 6

This Saturday, April 6, Southeast Florida Honor Flight volunteers will be escorting a full load of veterans...
The inaugural Vietnam Veteran Day breakfast was a success..[Photo courtesy Gregg Maynard]

Inaugural Vietnam Veterans' Day breakfast is a success

Approximately 50 Vietnam veterans and their spouses were treated to a breakfast smorgasbord Friday in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans' Day.

Veteran's Service Officer helps vets secure benefits

Hendry County Veteran’s Service Officer Myra Johnson told the Hendry County Commission ...
State
Former President Donald Trump, right, stands with Melania Trump as they arrive for a GOP fundraiser, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Melania Trump, long absent from campaign, will appear at a Log Cabin Republicans event in Mar-a-Lago

Former first lady Melania Trump is making a political comeback during the presidential campaign of her husband, former President Donald Trump. Melania Trump will appear at the Log Cabin Republicans …
FILE - The Department of Homeland Security logo is seen during a news conference in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. The Biden administration says it has sent about 50 Haitians back to their country, marking its first deportation flight in months to the Caribbean nation struggling under surging gang violence. Authorities didn’t offer details of flight, Thursday, April 18, 2024, beyond how many deported Haitians were aboard. The Homeland Security Department said it will continue to enforce U.S. laws and immigration policy throughout the Caribbean, as well as at the southern border. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

US deports about 50 Haitians to nation hit with gang violence, ending monthslong pause in flights

The Biden administration says it has sent about 50 Haitians back to their country, marking its first deportation flight in months to the Caribbean nation struggling under surging gang violence. …

Alpine Income: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (PINE) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results surpassed Wall …
Opinion
The Weekly Clothesline

The Weekly Clothesline: Look for Jesus everywhere!

During the season of Easter, I find myself thinking long and hard about the blessing I offer...

Christians should tell people about Jesus Christ

I was praying this morning and had a lot of things going through my mind. One being that...

April 9 Pahokee City Commission Meeting was the beginning of #PahokeeRising

The City of Pahokee Commission Meeting of Tuesday, April 9, saw two new City Commissioners sworn in.
Nation & World
FILE - Mourners carry the body of Omar Assad, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Jiljiliya, north of Ramallah, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Israeli leaders on Sunday, April 21, 2024, harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The unit came under heavy American criticism in 2022 after the elderly Palestinian-American man was found dead shortly after he was detained at a West Bank checkpoint. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties

Israeli leaders are harshly criticizing an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, …
In this photo released by Agence Kampuchea Press (AKP), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, greets with Cambodia's Foreign Minister, SOK Chenda Sophea, right, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, April 21, 2024. Wang Yi, arrived Cambodia to mark his 3 days official visit (21-23 April) Cambodia to reaffirm his country's commitment and to boost the already firmly tied to southeast Asian country, twice visited in the last eight months. (AKP via AP)

Chinese foreign minister arrives in Cambodia, Beijing's closest Southeast Asian ally

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in Cambodia for a three-day official visit to reaffirm ties with Beijing’s closest ally in Southeast Asia. His visit is the last stop on a three-nation …
In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated on Wednesday a promise to retaliate against Israel over the killings of Iranian generals in Syria. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran's supreme leader tacitly acknowledges Tehran hit little in its massive attack on Israel

Iran’s supreme leader has dismissed any discussion of whether Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel hit anything there. It's a tacit acknowledgment that despite launching a …
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