Community Events

Cross Ties concert scheduled at Red Barn CLEWISTON – Cross Ties will be in concert at the Red Barn, located on the left after the Hwy. 80 bridge between Moore Haven and Clewiston, on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Listen to good old gospel music. For information, call Judy Swindle at 863-983-7256. 4-H cake […]

Library Director Natasha Hayes reports:

• Microsoft Excel Advanced classes began on Jan. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There are still a few available seats. Call the library at 863-983-1493 for more information. • The Little Disciples and Rainbow enjoyed Storytime with Ms. Maria. They also spent time in the computer lab using abcmouse, Lexia Reading Core5 and Tumblebooks. […]

Clewiston working on list of paving projects

CLEWISTON — Public Works Director Sean Sheffler told city commissioners at their Jan. 7 meeting that he has several projects in the works to discuss with new Interim City Manager Wendell Johnson. “We have several projects that are on the board, and I look forward to sitting down with City Manager Johnson and the discussion […]

Pearl Mae scholarship applications available

The Pearl Mae Foundation gives annual scholarships to Clewiston High School students who want to pursue careers in health care or first responder fields to help support the increased demands of the growing senior population. The founder of Pearl Mae Foundation, Pearl Mae Kridler, was a Clewiston native and all of her children and grandchildren […]

Lake flow to river is subject of lawsuit

Releases of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River are the topic of continuing lawsuits and protests by those seeking to increase releases during the dry season, or halt releases during the wet season. On Dec. 19, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent a letter to Col. Alan Dodd, U.S. Army Corps of […]

Clewiston facing some pressing decisions in 2019

CLEWISTON — City commissioners will be dealing with several pressing issues very soon in the new year, including the first necessary task of hiring a new city manager. That person then, with commissioners and staff, will have to consider anticipated shortfalls in the solid waste budget that might require increasing fees, a prospect they put […]

Turkeys distributed to Hendry County workers

Hendry County government thanks U.S. Sugar Corp. for the company’s generous donation of turkeys and sugar to Hendry County employees this holiday season. County officials and residents greatly appreciate all that U.S. Sugar does to give back to our community.

2018 Sugar Cup winners

CLEWISTON — Thirty two players competed from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, in the annual Sugar Cup Gators vs. World. The World team won 18-13 to carry on a winning streak of four years. Congratulations World Team: Bobby Williams Jr., Salaw Hummingbird, John Perry Jr., Jack Basquin, William Mergott, Earl Wingate, Steve Conrad, Sam Todd, […]

Iglesia Vida Nueva hosts Disney themed Christmas

CLEWISTON — Iglesia Vida Nueva, also known as New Life Church, held its seventh annual Christmas Festival on Dec. 15, this year in Montura Ranch in Clewiston. The festival was completely free. There were bounch houses, food, snacks, a train ride, and even though it rained a bit, they were able to bless over 300 […]

The People of U.S. Sugar Give Back

CLEWISTON — With the holidays approaching, the people of U.S. Sugar have been busy spreading Christmas cheer by giving back to nearby communities. Over the past two weeks, representatives from the company have distributed more than 2,000 turkeys, 4,000 bags of sugar, hundreds of crates of sweet corn, and other vegetables grown by U.S. Sugar […]