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 […]

Kiwanis guest speakers announce upcoming events

LABELLE — Guest speakers at the LaBelle Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, were Firehouse Theatre President Cindy Shough, announcing the new 26th season of plays at the theatre (tickets on sale now), and Mike Shough, president for Arts of the Inland. He encouraged everyone to visit the Barron Park Art Gallery and attend the […]

Powell named ambassador for Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo

Montana Powell has been named the ambassador for the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo. She was chosen for her outstanding interest in the sport of rodeo and youth. She has been presented this special award for her dedication and all the work she has done. She is also a coach for the Clewiston Sugar Dolls […]

Retired Marine marches 140 miles for Injured Warriors Fund

CLEWISTON — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of repeated tours over a period of 16 years in Iraq and Afghanistan was en route through the south Lake Okeechobee region on a six-day, 140-mile hike last week to draw attention to the toll of post-traumatic stress disorder on the ranks of former military members. Retired USMC […]

LTC Granville’s sister officiates at her promotion ceremony

CLEWISTON — Lieutenant Colonel Georgina “GeeGee” Granville’s promotion ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Clewiston High School Auditorium in honor of her community that has supported, encouraged and prayed for her over the years. Her sister, Lieutenant Colonel Cathy Granville-Scott, officiated the ceremony. This was the first time the […]

Shoaf speaks at Hendry Glades Audubon meeting

LABELLE — Kathy Shoaf was the speaker of the night for the first Audubon meeting of the season. Ms. Shoaf has been doing bird photography for two years. “Since I was a kid, I had a passion for nature and wildlife. I moved to Florida about 15 years ago from San Francisco. So Florida is […]

Rotary Club hears Clewiston commission candidates

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Rotary Club hosted the seven candidates for City Commission, who are competing for three open seats this fall, during its luncheon Monday, Aug. 20. Three incumbent commissioners whose terms end with the 2018 general election filed for re-election: Mali Soto Gardner, Kristine Petersen and Phillip Roland. Their challengers are four other […]

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 […]

Felda community cleanup set Aug. 11

The community of Felda can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. – noon or until the bins are full. This event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For information, […]

An unFOREgettable day

CLEWISTON — On Saturday, July 21, 70 players participated in the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Wilbur’s UnFOREgettable Golf Classic tournament. The Clewiston Golf Course wishes to thank everyone who came out and participated in the tournament. The money raised from this event will be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Chapter’s The Longest Day.