Around the Lake Art Contest open

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Library, Glades County Advisory Board and Glades County Friends of the Library are pleased to announce the start of Students Around The Lake Art Contest for 2019. This is open to all the students around Lake Okeechobee. The subject matter this year is: What does Lake Okeechobee mean […]

Ragin’ Cajun Feast for Education set for Oct. 20

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades Education Foundation’s premier fundraiser of the year — the fifth annual Ragin’ Cajun Feast for Education — is coming up in October, and GEF leaders are seeking sponsors and selling tickets for the event now. This fun, casual, festive fundraiser is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 6 p.m. […]

Woman’s Club plans walkathon for breast cancer

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Woman’s Club will sponsor their sixth annual Walkathon for Breast Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Moore Haven City Park, 299 Riverside Drive in Moore Haven. Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Glades County Library, 201 Riverside Drive. The walk begins at 11 […]

Woman’s Club sponsors Rib Cook-Off

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Woman’s Club is sponsoring their sixth annual Rib Cook-Off on Oct. 6, at the Moore Haven City Park, 299 Riverside Drive, at 7 a.m. with three bones to be turned into the judges by noon. Winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Ribs will be judged in two categories: […]

Learn how to prep for a power outage during a storm

GAINESVILLE — It’s easy to take things like electricity, wi-fi and cell service for granted — until a hurricane blows through and knocks out these modern conveniences, sometimes for days at a time. This was the case last year when Hurricane Irma left more than 6.5 million Floridians without power, according to the National Weather […]

Mosquitoes add to problems after a hurricane

Hurricanes often leave standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. A University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn’t become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time, so it’s critical to empty cups, birdbaths, pots or anything else on […]

Labor Day Parade

The Seminole Tribe of Florida was well represented in the Sept. 1 Labor Day parade in downtown Okeechobee. 2018-2018 Junior Miss Florida Seminole Princess Allegra Billie waves to the crowds at the Labor Day parade in Okeechobee.

Palmetto berry rules draw questions

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner […]

Lake Okeechobee News: We’re stronger together

Newspaper merger planned for publications around Lake Okeechobee In the pioneer days when new cities were founded all around Lake Okeechobee, newspapers were established to bring community members together. In order to organize a new city, town or county, they needed a way to communicate with the people. The newspapers in Okeechobee, Clewiston, Moore Haven […]

McAvoy poised to lead ag agents’ national group

Gene McAvoy, the University of Florida/IFAS Hendry County Extension director, is looking forward to his new role as president-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), for which he was chosen at its recent annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. McAvoy served as vice president from 2017 to this […]