What’s Happening in Okeechobee? Updated 9-14-21

Pick up for the VA Van is at 6:30 a.m. from the Popeyes parking lot. This is for services to VA Medical Center West Palm Beach only. To reserve a seat for the van, please have the veteran or family member call the office at 763-6441 ext 5. The appointment date/time and a call back number are needed to reserve a seat.

A FREE testing site for the COVID-19 virus will be open beginning Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center (4601 Highway 710). The site will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Adults and children needing a COVID-19 test should enter the Agri-Civic center through the Hwy 710 gate and follow the signs on site. This testing site is being operated by Curative and will be providing the PCR test results within 24-48 hours from receipt of the sample at the lab. Appointments are recommended and can be made beginning Thursday, September 2, 2021 in person at the testing site at the Agri-Civic Center or online at https://curative.com. Okeechobee County reminds our residents that Raulerson Hospital is not an open testing or vaccination location. Okeechobee County is working jointly with many community partners to ensure the Okeechobee Community has free and easy access to testing and vaccinations for the Covid-19 virus. The public is encouraged to take advantage of these testing and vaccination locations. Information about those locations is updated as needed on the Okeechobee County Government Facebook page and at www.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

Bicycle Rodeo – Oct 2, 0930-1230: Free Community Event: Kids, grab your bicycle and have some fun.  Gates open at 9 a.m., Event will be from 9:30 to 12:20 at the Agri-Civic Center off of Hwy 710. Please bring your bicycle f you have one. If not, we have loaners on-site, and we are giving away 12 brand new ones at the event.   Kids will receive a class on bike safety, have a helmet fitting and receive a helmet, bike safety check and safety course, lunch is served on site.  If anyone wants to donate to the event, call Jack Nash at the OCSO – 863-763-3117 Ext 5018 – We are looking for sponsors.