Crime Stoppers is searching for Noelcius Pasteur

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Noelcius Pasteur, 41, black, male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. His last known address was on S.W. Avenue B in Belle Glade. He is wanted on a warrant for leaving the scene of […]

Letter to the Editor: Join anglers for Lake Okeechobee to solve multiple water problems

There is no other place in the world I prefer to be than out on Lake Okeechobee. This lake is not only the lifeblood of my family and my community, but also of the Florida Everglades, and for far too long my home lake has been ignored. Instead of being treated as a world-class fishing […]

Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK

CLEWISTON — Skydive Spaceland Clewiston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its five-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, ending on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commissioners’ OK on Nov. 13 of […]

Football playoffs heat up as semifinals begin

Moore Haven, Pahokee, Glades Central and Glades Day are all still in the thick of the playoffs as the regional semifinals kick off on Nov. 16. While Moore Haven and Pahokee enjoyed first-round byes last week, Glades Central and Glades Day fought for their right to remain in the championship hunt. • The Glades Central […]

2018 Halloween Contest winner announced

The Lake Okeechobee News invited readers to email Halloween photos, which were placed online in galleries for Okeechobee, Moore Haven, Belle Glade/Pahokee and Clewiston. Readers “voted” by liking photos on Facebook. In the Belle Glade/Pahokee contest, Isabla Brito placed first with 194 likes as Tinkle Bell.

Guest Commentary: Glades Gateway Commerce Park to bring jobs

BELLE GLADE — Following a bus tour of the abandoned Glades Correctional Institution in September 2013, Belle Glade City Manager Lomax Harrelle convinced Gov. Rick Scott to find a way to make the former prison property available as a possible site for businesses to locate in the Glades area. The closing of the prison in […]

Lake O regional judicial circuit, legislative election results

These are results, as reported unofficially on Election Night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (, in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Pete Kostelnick ran to South Bay today

On Nov. 1, Pete Kostelnick is on the 93rd day of his historic run from Alaska to Florida (Kenai to Key West). He is running 40-70 miles day and plans to reach Key West Monday, Nov. 5. He’s probably one of the few people who’s ever run the Alaska Highway through Canada to the U.S. […]

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 […]

Guest Commentary: Proposed Amendment 10 protects Florida

With 12 proposed amendments on the ballot this November, Florida voters have a lot of studying to do before they head to the polls. I hope you’ll consider this a convenient study guide on one of those decisions: Amendment 10. The “Protection Amendment,” as it is called, would create in the Constitution a permanent Department […]