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Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsAfter he left the Air Force, Veteran Bob Dean worked for the United States Post Office for 40 years. OKEECHOBEE — Last week, we introduced identical twins, James … more
LABELLE – Veteran William Harold Rentz, Harold as he’s known to friends and family, served his country for 25 years before retiring in 1973. Submitted photo: William Harold Rentz, a 17 year old … more
OKEECHOBEE — Known to friends and family as Jimmy and Bobby or Bob, identical twins James and Robert Dean were born in Kentucky but moved to Okeechobee in the 1950s with their family. Their father … more
WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has been designated as a 2020 Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was … more
WEST PALM BEACH — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will award three grants for community organizations in Palm Beach County totaling approximately $457,000 under the Grant Per Diem … more
Veteran Larry Mobley was born in Banks, Ala., a small … more
WEST PALM BEACH — A Virtual Enrollment Panel for Veterans will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. To join the meeting go to: https://bit.ly/3l51p7d. The following guest speakers will … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsJarrod Akins joined the Navy right out of high school in 2003. OKEECHOBEE — Born and raised in Okeechobee, veteran Jarrod Akins graduated from Okeechobee High … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsRobby Pickett joined the Army as a combat medic. OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Robert “Robby” Pickett was born in Sherborn, Mass., but the family moved to … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsVeteran Jack Boon spent 20 years in the Navy before going to work for the Okeechobee City Police Department. Now, he is running for county … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsVeteran “Birdie” Birdashaw served in the Air Force for 25 years. OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Clarence Lamar “Birdie” Birdashaw Jr. was born in … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsVeteran Wydia Davis was not at all athletic when she joined the military, but now finds walking 10-15 miles easy. OKEECHOBEE — Born and raised in Okeechobee, … more
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County VA Van services are returning for trips to VAMC West Palm Beach, beginning Monday, July 27, 2020. Pick up will be at the Burger King parking lot and will leave … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsVeteran Matt Mitchell joined the Army during his senior year at Okeechobee High School. OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Matt Mitchell is an Okeechobee native. He joined the … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsBecca Queen Hegyesi served in the Army as an M.P. for four years. OKEECHOBEE — Becca Queen Hegyesi was born and raised in Okeechobee. She graduated from … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsVeteran Marvis Davis joined the Army when he was only 16 years old. OKEECHOBEE — Marvis Davis was born and raised in Okeechobee. He joined the Army when he was … more
OKEECHOBEE — Veteran Earl Yoder grew up in the Hershey Orphanage in Pennsylvania, and said it was a wonderful place and still is. He got a good education, and his two younger brothers were there … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsBernard Marker is pictured (center) with another Okeechobee resident, Red Bellamy (right). The two went to Vietnam together and were on the same minesweeper. … more
Submitted photo: A veteran and his service dog, part of the local Wolfhounds Legacy Chapter, work on training during a class held at the Pioneer Community Center. Hendry County - Wolfhounds Legacy … more
Lake Okeechobee News/Chris FelkerVERO BEACH — Hank Sulima (left) lets out a guffaw at a joke told by Vero Beach Vice Mayor Laura Moss while behind her, Col. Marty Zickert, chairman of the Veterans … more
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