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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    As COVID-19 forces the world to slow down, we want to let you know that Lake Okeechobee News and our sister publications in south central Florida are here to support our communities!  We will be keeping ourselves open to serve you, adapting as needed to keep you safe as we bring the services and products you need. We will get through this together! Lake Okeechobee News will be publishing your ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    As a partner of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), we care about the success of your business as well as the health and well-being of your employees and all Floridians.    Given the current environment, we want to ensure you and your business community has all the up-to-date information to mitigate the economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19).    Under Governor DeSantis’ ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    As a safeguard we have made the following changes:While continuing to offer the convenient banking services you need, we are adjusting the way we conduct business at our branches.We will remain open by drive thru or lobby appointment only to ensure branch access in your community.While we encourage the use of our online and mobile banking applications whenever possible, Seacoast associates will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Announcement , Economic, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Department of Environmental Protection announces that at the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23. DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Recap COVID-19 Okeechobee County BOCC Public Information March 21, 2020 1:55 p.m.MESSAGE FROM EOC: Please continue to observe social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your local primary care physician or the Department of Health 863-462-5800.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK: Okeechobee County declared a Local State of Emergency along with 52 ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week. Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and State Surgeon ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Hello, This is Ken Kenworthy, Superintendent for Okeechobee County Schools with an update. As you know, our primary method of continuing instruction during the next couple of weeks is through distance learning. If you do not have a computer or device at home, we will be distributing Chromebooks at your school site Wednesday and Thursday of this week between the hours of 11 to 1 and 3 to 6. If you ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Martha's House is open and offering all services. Shelter is operating as usual, outreach services are open 8 to 5 pm M-F, however, we are encouraging people to contact via phone first, if at all possible. 863 763 2893 or  863 763 0202. We are not accepting donations of clothing and household goods at this time, but will accept canned and boxed food products.  Our yard sales are cancelled, but we ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    As we all strive to find a normal and look for ways to support our local businesses here in Okeechobee, the Chamber is sharing as much, as possible, information that has been  provided to us.  Let’s continue to find ways to support each other in these days of ever changing rules, regulations and uncertainties.  Let’s be certain and show we care. The following restaurants are all Chamber business ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Okeechobee KOA Resort is still open for RVs & Travel Trailers, plus The Golf Course and Driving Range is open to EVERYONE!  Propane and “Dump Stations” and Firewood and Ice available to purchase, too, for EVERYONE!
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Dear Customers:  The foundation of our business is our relationship we have with you, our customers. The priority we place on caring for our customers has not changed as we all attempt to address a global health crisis impacting every aspect of daily life. This moment in time is difficult but temporary. Following guidelines of the CDC and the World Health Organization, we will continue to conduct ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    As hard as of a decision it was to make. We made the choice to close Parrott Island for a few weeks or further notice. We do not want our employees and customers health to be put at risk. We know life is going to be a struggle for the next couple of months. Our President is sending money and waiving a lot of financial burdens for everyone. I’ve chosen to do our part in curving the scale. None of ...read more
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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    (LAKE WORTH, Fla. – March 16, 2020) The three theatres at Palm Beach State College campuses in Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade are cancelling the remainder of their performances for the season in response to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and to help keep their patrons, staff and volunteers safe.  Patrons with tickets to any of the scheduled performances have two options to ...read more
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    Monday, March 02, 2020
    Culinary Training Academy for teens offered again at Treasure Coast Food Bank Spend Spring Break training for a future in the culinary artsFORT PIERCE, Florida – Teens with a passion for cooking or interested in a future working in a professional kitchen will have a chance to jump start their training with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Culinary Training Academy. It takes place March 16-20 – Spring ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Announcement , General News Article, Newsletter, Press Release
    Monday, March 02, 2020
    Spring has sprung in the Sunshine State, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding residents and visitors this is a very important time of year for wildlife. From manatees leaving their winter warm-water refuges to black bears teaching their young to forage for food, Florida’s wildlife is on the move!  As the weather warms, many species begin to migrate, mate, ...read more
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    Monday, February 17, 2020
    [OKEECHOBEE, FL] — Apr. 2, 2020 – Gilbert Chevrolet has once again joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment and a monetary donation for the Okeechobee High School Baseball Team and a FREE instructional clinic to the youth of Okeechobee and the surrounding area. “Playing the game of baseball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation, ...read more
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