Local surgical services reduce burden of travel

Common surgical procedures available at Hendry Regional Medical Center make recovery easier CLEWISTON — Traveling long distances can add to the stress and discomfort of surgery. The need to travel to and from a facility outside the community can also cause a burden for family members. Fortunately for Hendry County residents, common surgical procedures are […]

Hendry County Road and Bridge Report

Below is a report on projects completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department from July 21 – Aug. 16. Ditch cleaning: • Muriel Blvd. • Ivan Blvd. • Thigpen Road • Roy Brown Ditch Grading: • Four Corner bus turn around – graded and ready for the school year • Wheeler Road • […]

Celebrating 50 years of public health service

HENDRY COUNTY — On Saturday, July 14, a celebratory dinner was given in honor of Joanne Vorhees, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (or ARNP), who has served in the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties for 50 years! She began her long career in public health as a registered nurse for 25 years […]

Dena Pittman: Hendry appraiser seeks election

On June 25, I was honored with the appointment as Hendry County property appraiser by Gov. Rick Scott. I started my career in 1989 in Palm Beach County and, after 17 years there, I transferred to the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office in 2006. I became the chief deputy for Phillip Pelletier in 2009 and […]

Community News

CHS Freshman Orientation set Aug. 1 Clewiston High School, 1501 Francisco St. in Clewiston, will hold a Freshmen orientation event called Tiger Takeoff on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parent orientation will be held at 8:30-9 a.m. A t-shirt and lunch is available for a $5 donation. Activities include a campus […]

Cattlewomen’s Beef Cook-Off Aug. 25

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Cattlewomen’s Association Beef Tailgate Cook-Off is coming up, and the group is seeking participants both to cook and judge the entries. Those interested are asked to let them know by registering to their event on Facebook or by email. The Beef Tailgate Cookoff is meant to help kick off college […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Aug. 12

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews […]

Aerial adult mosquito treatments to be conducted Aug. 12

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over Airport-Sears and South LaBelle Saturday, Aug. 11, weather permitting. Sunday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 13, will serve as make-up days. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year as mosquito levels warrant. The insecticide to treat for adult […]

Florida Health urges back-to-school immunization

HENDRY/GLADES — As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds parents and caregivers to review their children’s immunization records and make sure they have the required vaccinations. “Vaccinations help develop immunity to many serious diseases and infections, and they help keep students healthy […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of August 5

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews […]