Don’t miss PBS’s ‘American Experience: The Swamp’

The Public Broadcasting System’s series “American Experience,” the network claims, is the most-watched history series on television, now in its 31st season. The first episode of the 2019 season, which first aired Jan. 15 and has been repeated several times on WXEL-Channel 42, South Florida PBS, is titled “The Swamp” and relates the fascinating history […]

Statewide tornado drill takes place today at 10 a.m.

A statewide tornado drill will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.

Military Mustang is sure to dazzle at Diamonds and Donuts Car Show debut

Wrap for a Cause drives awareness of veterans’ suicide prevention with car transformed into tank Wrap for a cause revs up support for military veterans battling depression and substance dependence by debuting a one-of-a-kind, tank-inspired 2013 GT Ford Mustang, owned by Alexandra (Alex) Stone, at the hottest car show in South Florida. The Diamonds and Donuts […]

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 […]