Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 5-11-17

The Okeechobee County School Board will be holding Kindergarten registration at the following schools: 

May 16,  North Elementary School                462-5100

 May 18,  Central Elementary School             462-5077

If your child will be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2017, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school:

Legal Proof of Birth Date – Up-to-Date Immunization Record – Health Exam Record that has been completed by a physician since September 1, 2016 – Proof of Residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.)

Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration.  If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Office at 462-5000 extension 260.

  • K9 Resque is in need of volunteers for both the rescue and the pet food pantry, and we are also are looking for good loving foster homes for our dogs, if interested please call 863-824-5373


  • Okeechobee Discount Drugs in partnership with Project Response offers free HIV testing every Monday from 11am-3pm. All tests are confidential and the results take 15mins. Know your status and stop by Okeechobee Discount Drugs located at 203 S.W. Park Street for your free test!


  • The Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network gives each businesswoman the opportunity to expand knowledge about her business, learn from others, share with others and together grow that business.  Please come to our monthly meeting May 19th, at 11:30 at Cowboys, 202 NE 7th Avenue  We ask each woman to please bring a token exchange gift because it is such a friendly reminder of the ‘giver’ and her business. For further information call Gail at 1-772-528-1462.


  • Seniors! Volunteer & Receive a Stipend :This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity with a positive impact for young students in the Okeechobee Elementary schools and of benefit to you too! If you are age 55+, on a fixed income, able to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week and care about the wellbeing of Okeechobee children than you may be eligible to become a Senior Corps Foster Grandparent volunteer. Benefits include a nontaxable stipend, mileage reimbursement, meal allowance, paid time off and paid holidays. The program will be hosting an informational presentation on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00AM at The Brown Cow Sweetery at 103 S.W. Park St. Okeechobee. Perk up with a free cup of coffee while learning about this unique intergenerational program. Just show up! or call the Program Director Sara Humphries @ 561-684-5885. Funding provided by CSC Okeechobee