Red Cross responds to a multi-unit fire in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — The American Red Cross responded to a multi-unit fire Sunday, Oct. 20, on SW Avenue B in Belle Glade. Three Local Red Cross volunteers from the Disaster Action Team were on site to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say three families which included five adults and eight children […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Anthony McPhee

BELLE GLADE — Glades Day junior quarterback Anthony McPhee is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Jupiter Christian Eagles. McPhee and the Glades Day Gators routed the Eagles 43-7 in their game on Oct. 5, bringing them to 4-3 this year. Glades Day had a total of 200 […]

Sugarcane crop season celebration

BELLE GLADE — Florida Crystals Corp.and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida hosted a Pre-Harvest Celebration on Sept. 30 at Torry Island in Belle Glade, where employees, farmers, families and members of the Glades communities of western Palm Beach County came together to celebrate the upcoming sugarcane crop season and to pray for a […]

VIP Belle Glade tour and visit to Children’s Center

Community leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities in western Palm Beach County Special to the Lake Okeechobee News PALM BEACH COUNTY — Community leaders in Palm Beach County are invited to attend a chartered VIP bus tour of the Belle Glade community, including a visit to the First Haitian Baptist Church Children’s Development Center, on […]

Rescued German shepherd in young family’s care

BELLE GLADE — An injured German shepherd was rescued from drowning here last week, thanks to a sharp-eyed Farm Credit employee who glimpsed the dog clinging to a canal bank while he was driving home from his job in Okeechobee. Ben Morris called his wife and raced home to get her, then got a hand […]

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes scheduled for Sept. 29

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Saturday, September 29, weather permitting. The planned coverage area of approximately 82,000 acres will target populated areas in and near Jupiter Farms and the Glades communities. West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two […]

Man died in single vehicle traffic crash

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man succumbed to injuries he received in a Sept. 22 traffic crash. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at 6:42 a.m. a 2004 Nissan Titan operated by Delga Yoelvy, 44, of Belle Glade, was traveling northbound in the 1800 block of Main Street in Belle […]

Gove kicks off the school year using SWPBIS

BELLE GLADE — At Gove Elementary, teachers use the School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) along with CHAMPS classroom management system. Students are presented with a Gove Mascot Paw by teachers when they are caught demonstrating positive behavior around the school. Once the class earns 14 paws the class earns 30 minutes of […]

Dolly Hand celebrates 25 years with Children’s Theatre

BELLE GLADE — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to present their 25th annual Missoula Children’s Theatre production with the first title the center ever presented, “Alice in Wonderland.” Students from around the lake will audition on Monday, Sept. 24, and then rehearse for just four short days! During that time, they will […]

PBSO investigating Belle Glade shooting

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release stated that on Sept. 14 at 5:02 p.m. deputies responded to a shooting in the 715 Mobile Home Park in Belle Glade. Upon arrival deputies located Jermaurion Folmar, 31, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where succumbed to […]