City sets tax rate at 6.5314 mills

CLEWISTON – Clewiston commissioners voted weeks ago to raise the city’s property tax rate for the annual Truth-in-Millage notices to taxpayers and to allow a little budgetary wiggle room, yet still directed staff to try to balance the budget using the old rate. On Monday night – Sept. 25, however, after Finance Director Shari Howell […]

Clewiston Elks Soccer Shoot rescheduled

Due to conditions brought on by Hurricane Irma, the local Elks Soccer Shoot has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 26. Registration is still 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Sugarland Park soccer fields, 100 Sugarland Park Drive, Clewiston.

County wide curfew lifted

HENDRY COUNTY — On September 14, the curfew was lifted for Hendry County effective immediately. The curfew was in place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for three days. The State of Emergency remains in effect. “Although it has been lifted, keep in mind there is still a lot of debris, downed power lines and […]

Corporation provides supplies for Hendry County distribution

U.S. Sugar Corporation has donated ice and water to Hendry County distribution locations throughout the County. Supplies will be available as follows: Ice drop off locations – available between 4 – 5 p.m. • Sugarland Park – 100 Sugarland Pkwy Clewiston, FL. 33440 • Hazardous Household Waste -1360 Forestry Division Dr. LaBelle, FL 33935 Water […]

City of Clewiston curfew lifted

CLEWISTON – The City of Clewiston has lifted their curfew effective immediately on September 13. Per the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, the county-wide curfew remains in effect for the City of LaBelle and the unincorporated areas from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. For additional updates from Hendry County, please visit www.preparehendry.com or follow us […]

Community Health Centers, Inc. closing at noon on Sept. 7

In preparation of the potential effects of Hurricane Irma, please note all Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. locations in Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties will be closed effective noon on Thursday, September 7. Depending on the possible extent of damage, we anticipate all locations will resume normal schedules effective 8 […]

Cub Scout sign-up night held Sept. 20

Calling all actors/actresses! Open auditions at the Firehouse Theatre!

LABELLE — The Firehouse Community Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming 25th season! Have you ever thought about performing on stage or helping behind the scenes? The time is NOW! The theatre needs actors and actresses from six years old to 106 years “young”!!! Additionally, the theatre needs volunteers to help with lighting, […]

City ponders bridge site and police station

Clewiston’s city commissioners are facing two huge decisions that Mayor Mali Gardner believes will affect residents’ and the city’s fortunes for years to come. Both were discussed at its meeting Monday night, Aug. 21, but both ended up being deferred. One, the selection of a new bridge site at the boat basin, has multiples more […]

Police station bids dismay officials

As city officials opened bids last Thursday from contractors hoping to build Clewiston’s Police Department a new home, their dismay increased as each envelope revealed its contents. Although seven companies submitted bids, all of them were not only high, they were out of the city’s ballpark. The lowest bid, from DEC Contracting Group Inc., came […]