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  1. State Senator Negron supports UF reportRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | WPTV Local News

    A new report says buying land south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce freshwater discharges into the Indian River Lagoon should be looked at as an option

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  2. Butch Wilson's Eco-History Tour Featured At Museum MeetRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Southwest Florida Online

    ... at Big Cypress. Butch Wilson is a sixth generation Floridian who grew up on the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee. As a young boy, he enjoyed listening to stories of ole Florida, told to him by his great grandmother, grandparents and other Glades ...

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  3. From 1929 to 2015 and beyond, McArthur Dairya s got milkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Miami Herald

    ... of land along the Dade-Broward border. He escaped the land squeeze by later moving them to property he bought in Okeechobee, when land prices there were low. McArthur managed his dairy business well, making it an enormously successful and profitable ...

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  4. Donald W. ShockleyRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Indianapolis Star

    Okeechobee, Florida on February 25th, 2015. He was born In Lebanon, Indiana on September 20th, 1925 to Emerald and Ruby (Clossin) Shockley. He was the oldest of seven children. He served in ...

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  5. Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agendaRead the original story

    Saturday | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... to be $757 million. Environmentalists say the money could go to plans such as buying U.S. Sugar land near Lake Okeechobee for a reservoir to prevent polluted water from entering nearby estuaries. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and ...

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  6. Pastors Nationwide Support Kent Hovind and Judge Roy MooreRead the original story

    Saturday | Christian Newswire

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Feb. 28, 2015 / Christian Newswire / -- The following is submitted from the Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting, held February 23 and 24, 2015 at Victory Baptist Church in Okeechobee, Florida.

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  7. Environmentalists press for lawmakers to buy sugar landRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Miami Herald

    Environmentalists say it's now or never on a deal that could provide a critical link to moving water from Lake Okeechobee to the parched southern Everglades. "This is a one-time opportunity for the state to fulfill its half of the responsibility," said Julie Hill-Gabriel, Everglades policy director at the National Audubon Society.

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  8. John ArkenbergRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | The Daily Standard

    John Raymond Arkenberg, 54, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes in the early morning of Feb. 22, 2015, at his parents' winter residence in Okeechobee, Fla. Also surviving are four siblings, Linda and Jim Koverman, Anna, Ed and Annette Arkenberg, Sidney, Jody and Ed Hartley, Covington, and David Arkenberg, Fort Loramie; a sister-in-law, Pat Coll, Toledo; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and aunts and uncles, Bea Seaman, Dayton, Marrietta Ritz, Buffalo, N.Y., Florence and Bob Bruns, St. Henry, Eugene and Dorothy Richard, Versailles, and Ruth Richard, Anna.

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  9. Weather Matters: Thunderstorms possible as wet weekend loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... will be more rain to the north, according to NOAA's Weather Prediction Center , but areas south and east of Lake Okeechobee could see showers off and on through Sunday. The second rain threat begins later on Friday when northeast winds drive rain ...

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  10. Scott Goes Gaga For WawaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | CBS Local

    ... a large chunk - about $350 million - of this year's Amendment 1 money to purchase U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee. Meanwhile, a diverse group of business-advocacy groups and faith-based organizations have teamed up to oppose a portion of a ...

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  11. Cadaver dogs to search for bodies at Okeechobee School for BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Daily Mail

    ... found the remains of 51 people buried at Dozier School in Marianna and are now turning their attentions to the Okeechobee School for Boys, with the search to begin in April. When the notorious state-run reform school in Marianna became overcrowded, ...

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  12. Cadavar dogs to search for bodies at Okeechobee School for BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Daily Mail

    ... found the remains of 51 people buried at Dozier School in Marianna and are now turning their attentions to the Okeechobee School for Boys, with the search to begin in April. When the notorious state-run reform school in Marianna became overcrowded, ...

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  13. Dogs to search for bodies at former Fla. boys schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WESH-TV

    As researchers exhume unmarked graves at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, detectives are searching for possible bodies at the sister campus in Okeechobee. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office told WPBF 25 News they plan on bringing cadaver dogs to the campus in April.

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  14. Zoo workers trek to promote panther awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WPTV Local News

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 25 of 33 panthers killed last year were struck and killed by vehicles. To help the endangered subspecies, zookeepers from the Palm Beach Zoo are making a 63-mile trek from Hobe Sound to Lake Okeechobee.

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  15. Key BiscayneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... all in order. They fell one by one by one as we jettisoned toward Ft. Lauderdale. To my right somewhere was Lake Okeechobee. To my left somewhere was the Atlantic Ocean. Underneath me was Florida, the flaccid penis of the continental United States. ...

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  16. Captain's Corner: Springtime fishing and snookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... species that are equally delicious and much easier to catch this time of year. The snook rules apply to Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Snook will range far into freshwater systems. For instance, last winter in Homosassa Springs there must ...

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  17. Mack Farms Joins Fresh Solutions NetworkRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Grocery Headquarters

    ... "You've got to put profit back into growth or else you'll stagnate," he says. Mack Farms recently acquired Okeechobee, Florida-based Eagle Island Farms, adding 3,500 acres in South Florida and a second packing and storage facility to their ...

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  18. What it's like inside the Florida village where only sex offenders liveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Silicon Alley Insider

    On the banks of Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida sits an isolated community of small, squat houses. About 150 residents, nearly all of them single men, make up this enclave, known as Miracle Village, and they all share one thing in common: They are all convicted sex offenders.

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  19. Osinski's Texas-Rigged SwimbaitRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | FLW Outdoors

    ... shallow cover. The swimbait, when rigged properly, can be the most weedless and versatile of the three. Lake Okeechobee Rayovac FLW Series champion Val Osinski relied on a unique Texas-rigged swimbait paired with a Gambler KO Punch Skirt on the ...

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  20. Tanglewood Winter Classsic III a bit hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Highlands Today

    ... or double elimination competitions were held to determine the medalists. Competitors attended from Punta Gorda, Okeechobee, Jupiter, Estero, Ocala, LaBelle, Sarasota, The Villages, Sun City Center, Orlando, Lakeland, Del Ray, New Port Ritchie, Fort ...

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