Dueling Pianos event to raise cash for HRMC is Sept. 29

CLEWISTON — The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation is planning a “Keys to Health” Dueling Pianos event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove RV Resort in LaBelle. The HRMC Foundation invites anyone interested to join its members for a fun-filled evening where their entertainers will compete on the pearly keys […]

Extension of Southeastern U. opening in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A brand-new institution of higher learning has come to Clewiston, courtesy of the people at New Harvest Church, a non-denominational church located just east of the Clewiston city limits. KingsGate College at New Harvest, 370 Holiday Isle Drive, was established as an extension site of Southeastern University, which is a private, Christian liberal-arts […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Aug. 25

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 will be […]

County goes with new health insurance

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its regular meeting in Clewiston on Aug. 14 to contract with a new health insurance carrier, which could result in a nearly unheard-of savings to county taxpayers of up to $86,000, possibly even more, in the first year. Deputy County Administrator Jennifer Davis, […]

Florida B. Thomas Library to host Careers at U.S. Sugar

U.S. Sugar representative, Matt Kindermann, will give a presentation on careers at U.S. Sugar at the Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010J Harlem Academy Ave. in Clewiston, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m. This session will include what U.S. Sugar looks for in employees, future employment possibilities and their industry as a whole.

SHINE MCP seeks bilingual volunteers

GLADES & HENDRY COUNTIES — Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, or SHINE, is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist non-English speaking Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers. In particular, the program seeks volunteers that are fluent in both Spanish and English. Volunteers that are bilingual in English and Haitian Creole are also needed. SHINE is […]

School board candidates debate live

HENDRY COUNTY — In preparation for the Aug. 28 primary election, the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce hosted a Facebook Live event where candidates running for Hendry County School Board responded to a series of questions.  Serving as the moderator was the chamber’s Executive Director, Hillary Hyslope. For disclosure, “the candidates were all given our questions […]

Farm assistance program meeting Aug. 23

LABELLE — The Farm Service Agency will have a 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program informational meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Aug. 23, at the Hendry County Extension Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. This meeting is for vegetable growers and others. The new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program provides disaster payments […]

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 • […]