Chow Down Food Trucks will in arrive in Moore Haven Nov. 1

MOORE HAVEN — Chow Down Food Trucks will arrive at Moore Haven Riverside Park, 299 Riverside Drive SW, on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your family to enjoy the food, fun, live music and kid zone. For more information visit

Glades candidates discuss their goals for county

MOORE HAVEN — Four candidates are on the ballot for two Glades County commissioner positions in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent John Ahern faces challenger Jerri Lynn Schlueter for the Glades County Board seat of District 4; Jeff Barnes is running against Donna Storter Long for her District 2 seat. County Board District 2 Jeff Barnes: A […]

Who has the best Halloween Costumes?

As has been our tradition for several years, the Lake Okeechobee News invites readers to share their Halloween costume photos. The newspaper will post the photos on our Facebook pages for Okeechobee, Moore Haven, Clewiston and Belle Glade/Pahokee. Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorites by “liking” the photos. The photos from […]

West Glades School Honor Roll

West Glades School announces their honor roll students for the first nine weeks semester of the 2018/2019 school year. A Honor Roll • First grade: Giovanni Cuacua, Parker Dillman, Harper Hatfield, Cheyenne Kats, Aubrey Kersey, Ava Meyer, Alana Ross, Legend Thigpen, Gabriella Calero, Alexis Casiano, Cassi Hendry, Bryan Juarez-Alonso, Jace Kennedy, Cole Martin, Keira Moore, […]

News from the Glades County Property Appraiser: Tax Roll Certification

The 2018 Glades County Tax Rolls have been certified to Gail Jones, tax collector, and she has asked that I let you know that your tax bills will be mailed on Oct. 31. Understanding Amendment 1 & 2 As your property appraiser, I want to be sure that you are informed of any legislation that […]

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Oct. 28

SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 78 from US 27 to Indian Prairie: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use […]

WGS collecting supplies for Hurricane Michael Relief

West Glades School (WGS) joined the district in collecting supplies for the Hurricane Michael relief effort the week of Oct. 22. In just three days, students, parents, and staff were able to collect needed supplies that were transported to north Florida to help those recovering from the hurricane. WGS is happy to Pay It Forward […]

Abandoned vessels in Glades County to be investigated

MOORE HAVEN — Community Development Director Susan BuChans presented a plan ultimately OK’d by the Glades County Board earlier this month that may lead to the removal of four partially sunken vessels in county waters, financed mostly by the state. She told commissioners that the county can apply to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

DeSantis claims EAA reservoir ‘will solve our algae crisis’

Trump signs WRDA Bill Former Congressman Ron DeSantis is the latest in a string of politicians to claim credit for the planned Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir. “I was instrumental in getting the federal component for the southern reservoir, which is going to solve our toxic algae crisis, in this year’s water bill,” said Mr. DeSantis […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers continued their dominant run this year with a 44-15 win over Mulberry on Oct. 19. Their wildcat offense continued to roll over opposing defenses. The Terriers tallied over 430 yards rushing against Mulberry. Up next, the Terriers travel to Naples to face the 4-5 First Baptist Academy Lions on Oct. […]