Cold weather shelter available

LABELLE — For those seeking shelter from the cold weather, United Way House, 133 N. Bridge St., will be offering shelter tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and all those seeking shelter must be in place by midnight or the facility will close and volunteers will be released.

New Hope Deliverance to celebrate anniversary

CLEWISTON — Pastor James and Evangelist Michelle Bigham and New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries Inc., 924 Georgia Ave., invites the public to its fourth annual Church Anniversary Services to be held from Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 16. Guest speakers are as follows: • Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. – Pastor Reverend Gary […]

Swing Bed Program provides skilled nursing

CLEWISTON — When patients recovering from a hospital procedure no longer need acute care but are not quite ready to go home, the Swing Bed Program at Hendry Regional Medical Center allows them to receive extended skilled nursing care without the need to change facilities. This unique program acts as a bridge between the hospital […]

Single lane closure of S.R. 80 Dec. 6 and 7

Hendry County SR 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full demolition and removal of […]

Hendry County Road & Bridge Report

LABELLE — On Nov. 29, the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department released a report on projects completed from Oct. 29 through Nov. 12. LaBelle: Mowing: Cowboy Way, County Road 78, Port LaBelle subdivision and Fort Denaud Road. Herbicide: Forrey Drive, Cowboy Way, Hendry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and North LaBelle subdivision. Grading: Robb […]

Community News

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. Church celebration CLEWISTON — The public is […]

Kids visit Morikami Japanese Museum & Gardens

The Florida B. Thomas Library conducted a field trip to the Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach on Saturday, Dec. 1, for a large group of Harlem community kids. This field trip was in conjunction with ‘World Cultures’ month, the library’s celebration of various cultures of different countries. For lunch, the kids enjoyed […]

Hendry County Road Watch

US 27 from SR 80 to the Palm Beach County Line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the […]

Drug Free Hendry wins award

HENDRY — Drug Free Hendry County was awarded the Category 1, 5-Star Award through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. To be a 5-Star the organization must achieve 95 percent or above. The category is determined based on the total number of outcome measures each must satisfy in their contract. Both Andrea May and Edwin Melendez […]

FL rebuild bus schedule or register online

HENDRY COUNTY — 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, […]