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Health Care District’s Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination appointments available with no wait times

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County encourages individuals 16 years and older to self-schedule their first-dose appointments for the Pfizer vaccine...
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Lakeshore Medical Center provides free COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination

Florida Community Health Centers will hold a free COVIC-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
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Health Care District to open online appointment scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine April 15

At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 15, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County will open 16,380 first-dose appointments of Pfizer vaccine for self-scheduling...
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The Refashionista, Jillian Owens, has been refashioning and upcycling thrift store duds from frump to fab since 2010.

Recyclables make great craft supplies

Crafting does not always have to cost a fortune. There are many beautiful crafts out there that can be made using recycled materials.
Jerra Wisecup is the CCKids licensing and caregiver support specialist.

New law prioritizes kindness, comfort when working with birth families

A law that went into effect last fall is changing the way child-wellbeing professionals work with birth families while their children are in foster care.

April Showers Baby Shower Rains Gifts for Okeechobee Families

You can find an “April Shower” box and drop your items off at the following locations mentioned in the story.
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FWC invites public comments for re-accreditation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

Letter to the Editor: Dear Village Board

The 55 acre piece of property in question is already a unique symbol of this town and its old Florida heritage

Bass Pro tournament on Lake O this weekend

Fans of all ages welcome to enjoy FREE outdoor activities, featuring country music star Chris Janson and fishing legend Bill Dance

Corps to release lake water to St. Lucie starting Saturday

JACKSONVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) pulse releases from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) beginning Saturday, March 6, as …
Lake Okeechobee
Sports

VIDEO: Brahman baseball dominates Avon Park

OKEECHOBEE- The Okeechobee High School varsity baseball team defeated Avon Park 12-4 on April 15. The Brahmans jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the fourth inning and never looked back.

Okeechobee High School Fishing Club wins again

Okeechobee High School fishing club secures a spot in the State Championship and the National tournament.
Schools
Cindy Velazquez, Florida SouthWestern State College

BMO Wealth Management invests in The Immokalee Foundation students’ success with $10,000 scholarship program donation

BMO Wealth Management has continued their tradition of support with a $10,000 donation to The Immokalee Foundation’s scholarship program...

Everglades presents Students of the Week

Everglades Elementary would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of April 12.
Commissioner Rick LoCastro, Pat Utter-Collier Enterprises, Noemi Y. Perez-The Immokalee Foundation, Commission Chair Penny Taylor, Walt Buchholtz-The Immokalee Foundation, Commissioner William McDaniel, Jr.

The Immokalee Foundation’s Career Pathways Learning Lab recognized by Collier County commissioners

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 14, recognized The Immokalee Foundation’s Career Pathways Learning Lab and received an...
Government
The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who...
Taxpayers need to know their correct filing status and be familiar with each option.
MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County Commission extended the local state of emergency due to COVID-19 at their April 13 meeting. “We have been battling covid for the past year,” said Glades …
Veterans

DAR presents quilt to veteran

At a recent joint meeting of the Okeechobee Chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution...

Hospice honors Vietnam Veterans

On March 31, Hospice of Okeechobee honored Vietnam veterans at the Hamrick Home.
ROTC cadets listen intently as Mayor Dowling Watford talks about the Seminole Wars.

Mayor Watford instructs ROTC cadets

Army ROTC groups came to hear Mayor Watford speak on the Seminole Wars.
State

Federal investigators to probe Florida school policing plan

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether a Florida school district broke federal law when it shared private information about students …

NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The …

Truck strikes, kills 3-yr-old boy walking along Florida pier

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking across a Florida pier, authorities said Sunday. The boy was behind a parked car on the Sunshine Skyway …
Nation & World

Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

PARIS (AP) — The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes about France’s role …

Jailed Navalny to be moved to a hospital in another prison

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger …

Will Japanese Olympians be vaccinated ahead of the public?

TOKYO (AP) — The vaccine rollout in Japan has been very slow with less than 1% vaccinated, causing concern about the postponed Tokyo Olympics that are scheduled to open in just over three …
Opinion

At FPL, we’re planning for Earth Day 2031

How can we slash carbon emissions, build a more resilient grid and continue to keep utility bills well below the national average?

Social Security Matters

Your Social Security questions answered by National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, Russell Gloor.
Healthy Amazon rainforest in Peru.

Rainforest Trust provides seven ways to help the Environment

Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has been protecting imperiled tropical habitats and saving endangered species
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