Community News

Golf tournament set
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz Ave., will host a Men’s Club Championship on Saturday, Dec. 29, starting off at 10 a.m. Format will be 18 holes, low grass and low net. You must have an established handicap or your score will only count in the gross division. White tee, yellow tee, and red tee players are eligible. Entry fee is $20, golf fee not included. Register in the Golf Shop or call 863-983-1448.

Christmas Eve Mass set
CLEWISTON — Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, 207 North W.C. Owen Ave. will hold a Christmas Eve Family Mass on Monday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The Right Reverend Peter Eaton, Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida, will officiate over the service.

Bible study times to change
CLEWISTON — Faith Lutheran Church is pleased to announce that Rev. Angel Ramos will begin serving both it and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Belle Glade. As a result service and bible study times will be changing. Faith Lutheran, 810 Cedar St. in Clewiston, will be changing it’s Sunday Services from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Bible Study will begin at 9:30 a.m. beginning Dec. 23.

Car Cruise set Dec. 18
LABELLE — The South Central Florida Car Club will hold a Car Cruise, Hot Rods & Hot Dogs in the Park, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Barron Park at 5 pm. Open to the public. They will serve great grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks and sweets to enjoy. Members are reminded to bring a donation for the Toys for Tots drive. For information, call 863-674-0128.

Mobile rebuild assistance set
Impacted by Hurricane Irma? Homeowners and rental property owners are encouraged to register now through Dec. 23, for assistance to repair, rebuild or replace homes damaged by Hurricane Irma. The mobile intake center will be visiting the following areas:
Clewiston: Monday, Dec. 17-19, at the Salvation Army, 969 W Sugarland Hwy, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LaBelle: Thursday, Dec. 20—21, at the LaBelle City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register online at or contact our customer center at 844-833-1010.

Senior Christmas party set
CLEWISTON — Harlem Tenants Association and the Clewiston Community will hold their 42nd annual Senior Citizens All White Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W C Owen Ave. Event features dinner, bingo, live entertainment and prizes.

Republicans to meet
LABELLE — The Republican Party of Hendry County will be meeting at Nisbet Enterprises office building, 30 S. Main St., on Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. All registered Republican-minded Americans are invited to intend. This meeting will address subjects of interest to the party. For more information, call 863-234-8397.

New Hope Deliverance Christian Minististries to hold yard sale and BBQ benefit Dec. 8
New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries, Inc. will hold a barbecue and yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 a.m., at the U-Save parking lot on U.S. 27. Chicken or rib dinners will be sold at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit William Bigham, son of pastors James and Michelle Bigham, who recently underwent a heart transplant. For information or to preorder call Pastor Bigham at 863-228-0673.

HGUNC meeting set Dec. 7
LABELLE — The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) will hold a meeting on Friday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell St. A potluck lunch will be served. Bring a dish to share. Please email RSVP to

Historian to speak
LABELLE — Heritage Museum, 1085 Pratt Blvd., will hold a program meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and there is no admission charge. Noted South Florida historian Cesar Alejandro Becerra will be the guest speaker.

Chamber dinner scheduled
CLEEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce will hold their 70th annual Chamber Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W C Owen Ave. in Clewiston. For information, call 863-983-7979.

Medicare assistance offered
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance will be available at the Hope Connections, 1200 S. W C Owens Ave. in Clewiston, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. – noon. For information call 239-208-7090 or visit Medicare Open Enrollment end on Dec. 7.

Kiwanis tree sale begins Friday
LABELLE — The Kiwanis LaBelle High School Key Club will hold a Christmas tree sale (fraser firs, douglas firs, and blue spruce) beginning Friday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. After Friday, the hours for tree sales will be Monday through Friday from 3:45 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poinsettias will be for sale for $10.

New Beginning Ministries Holiness Church to hold Thanksgiving dinner
CLEWISTON – New Beginning Ministries Holiness Church is holding its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 the Harlem Civic Center, 1182 11th St. The New Beginning members are extending love to the community by providing this free Thanksgiving dinner. Any voluntary help with serving, cooking, helping to clean or anything at all you can help with would be greatly appreciated. For more information, call Pastor Lee at 863-983-4737 or Lady Neta Lee at 863-233-3349.

OneBlood scheduled
LABELLE — The Big Red Bus will be parked at the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge St., on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 6 p.m. for blood donations. Donors will receive a OneBlood Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.

Bazaar set Nov. 17
CLEWISTON – The Community Presbyterian Church, 407 Royal Palm Ave., of Clewiston will hold a Baked Goods and More bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bean and vegetable soup, and Sloppy Joe sandwiches will be available for purchase. Bazaar items will include sewing material, baked goods, jellies and crafts

Theatre to host auditions
LABELLE — The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge St. is in need of male actors and will hold open auditions on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Medicare assistance offered
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance will be available at the Hope Connections, 1200 S. W C Owens Ave. in Clewiston, on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. – noon. For information call 239-208-7090 or visit Medicare Open Enrollment end on Dec. 7.

Golf tournament set
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz, will host the 2018 Parent-Child Championship to be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 pm. For information or to sign up call 863-983-1448.

FSW hosts a haunted event
LABELLE — The Florida SouthWestern State College, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, invites Hendry and Glades communities to a Haunted Happenings event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, call 863-674-6006.

United Way kicks off
LABELLE — The United Way of Hendry & Glades Campaign Kick Off will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 a.m. at Hope Connections, 475 East Cowboy Way in LaBelle. RSVP to Lisa at 239-433-7559 or email

CES to hold Chili Bingo
CLEWISTON — The Central Elementary School (CES), 1000 S Deane Duff Ave., will host the 2018 Chili Bingo Family Fun Night on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bingo cards will be $4 each or 3 cards for $10.

Florida B. Thomas Library
CLEWISTON — On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Mr. Sean Scheffler, the Director of Public Works for the City of Clewiston, will present a program at the Florida B. Thomas Library in Harlem, 1010 Harlem Academy Ave., to a large group of community students regarding ‘Water’ and how important it is to this area.

Chamber Social set Oct. 23
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce will hold their October Chamber Social on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Seacoast Bank, 890 West Sugarland Highway. This event is free and open to the public.

Oktoberfest set Oct. 21
CLEWISTON – The Faith Lutheran Church, 810 Cedar St. will hold their annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. There will be bratwurst, German potato salad, drinks and more. Tickets are $10. Call 863-885-1929 to get your tickets.

Golf tournament set
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz, will host the sixth annual Sugarland Masonic Lodge Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is a 4-person scramble. For information or to sign up call 863-983-1448.

Florida B. Thomas Library
CLEWISTON — The Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave. will host a Friday Film & Popcorn event on Oct. 19 at 3:15 p.m. This week’s featured film is Flubber.

Fall Festival set Oct. 19
CLEWISTON — The public is invited to a Community Fall Fair to be held at the Clewiston Christian School, 601 Caribbean Ave., on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6-9 p.m. There will be bounce houses, a hay ride, pony rides, corn maze, fun house, good, baked goods, and fellowship.

Hurricane Irma recovery meeting set
Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition invites all faith-based organizations, volunteer and social agencies, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, business and individual volunteers who seek to address the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the individuals and families still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma to meet Friday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. This meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 331 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston,. For information contact: Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition 239-433-7560,, 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935.

Dementia support meeting set
CLEWISTON — The Alzheimer’s Association will host an All Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in the Apostolic Room, 331 W Osceola Ave. For information, call Kara Helvey at 561-755-3129 or email at or visit

Candidate Forum scheduled
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S W C Owen Ave. To submit questions for the candidates, email Hillary Hyslope at For information, call 863-983-7979.

Homebuyers class canceled
The Homebuyers Credit Counseling classes that were to be held on Oct. 16 at the Dallas B. Townsend Center in LaBelle and the Janet B. Taylor Auditorium in Clewiston have been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. For information, call 863-675-5297.

Golf Scramble fundraiser set
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston High School Alumni 9-Hole Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz. The tournament is made of 3-man teams playing 9 holes. All proceeds will support the Clewiston High School golf teams. Event will have raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing. If interested in playing, sign-up is in the golf shop or call 863-983-1448.

HCTF & DFHC cancels meeting
LABELLE — Due to conflicts in scheduling the Hendry County Tobacco Free Partnership and Drug Free Hendry County Coalition members, has canceled the Thursday, Oct. 11, meeting. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m.

Florida B. Thomas Library
CLEWISTON — The Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave. in Clewiston will host a Pyrotechnolgy with Archaeologist Rachael Kangas on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. This event and activity introduces students to prehistoric culture, focusing on ways that local prehistoric people used fire to meet their daily needs. A hands-on experiment provides a bang as students use balloons (and water balloons!) to explore how prehistoric people could cook prior to the advent of pottery.

Fall Bash set Sept. 30
CLEWISTON – The Sweet Southern Tyme Boutique invites the public to a Fall Bash to be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 108 Bond Street in Clewiston.

Dueling Pianos set Sept 29
LABELLE — Hendry Regional Medical Center will launch a new event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove RV Resort, 500 S Main St. in LaBelle. For information, call 863-983-2735.

Chamber host Training 101
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston, will host a social media training on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10:00 a.m. Join them and chamber member, Everglades Marketing for “Social Media Training 101”! For information, call 863-983-7979.

Clewiston Tractor Supply to host Farmers Market set Sept. 22
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tractor Supply, 975 W. Sugarland Hwy, will host a community Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods. For information or details about participating in the event, call 863-983-6926.

Elks holds golf fundraiser
The Clewiston Elks Lodge 1853, 1201 San Luiz in Clewiston, will hold their annual golf fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. The golf course will be closed for regular play until 2 p.m. If interested in fielding a team, sign-up is in the golf shop or call 863-983-1448. Teams are made up of threesomes.

Drink Coffee with a Cop
CLEWISTON — Seacoast Bank will host “Coffee with a Cop” on Thursday, Sept. 20. Join Seacoast and the Clewiston Police Department for “Coffee with a Cop” starting at 8 a.m. at 890 West Sugarland Highway.

Chamber to host forum
CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce will host a Facebook Live Candidate Forum for the Hendry County Property Appraiser race on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Please follow the Chamber’s Facebook page for more information.

Golf with Masonic Lodge
The 2018 sixth annual Sugarland Masonic Lodge #281 Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m. Sign-ups are held in the golf shop or call 863-983-1448.

Church offers youth ministry
CLEWISTON – New Harvest Church, 370 Holiday Ilses in Clewiston, will offer a free youth program for students in grades 6 through 12 on Sept. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Eastside Elementary School to hold SAC meeting

CLEWISTON — September 11 —  The Eastside Elementary School, 201 Arroyo Ave. in Clewiston, will hold a SAC meeting of this school year on Tuesday, September 11 at 6 p.m., in the Media Center.

La siguiente reunión de SAC de Eastside Elementary de este año escolar está programada para el Martes 12 de Septiembre a las 6:00 p.m. en la biblioteca.

Soccer Shoot set Sept. 11
CLEWISTON — September 11 — The local Elks Soccer Shoot will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Sugarland Park soccer fields, 100 Sugarland Park Drive in Clewiston. Registration will be held at the pavilion from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The top three contestants in each age group will receive medals and be invited to the Southeast District Soccer Shoot in Clewiston on Saturday, Oct. 13. Age groups for boys and girls are: U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, and U-16 (age as of Aug. 1). This is a free event. Parents and spectators are welcome.

FCT auditions set Sept. 8
LABELLE — September 8 — Open auditions for the Firehouse Community Theatre’s (FCT), 241 N. Bridge St. in LaBelle, 26th season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in becoming an actor, stage manager, back stage assistant, lighting, sound, props, costumes, etc. please stop by. For information, call 863-675-3066 and leave a message or visit

HGUNC meeting set Sept. 7
CLEWISTON — September 7 — Non-profit representatives and the public are invited to the Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) meeting to be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Glades Regional Training Center, 1030 Industrial Drive in Moore Haven. For information, call Terri Miazga at 813-892-5021 or email

HHW offers free paint
CLEWISTON – Need paint for your next project? Stop by the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center located at 1381 Evercane Road in Clewiston and check out their free recycled paint collection on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – noon and the first Saturday of each month from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. For information, call 863-675-5252.

Clewiston Christian School accepting VPK students
CLEWISTON – Clewiston Christian School (CCS), 601 Caribbean Ave. in Clewiston, is now accepting applications for their Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Summer hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 863-983-5388 or visit

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