Museum to host visiting speakers

CLEWISTON — Mark your calendars now to learn more about local history through the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Program series. The new year brings three programs to the Clewiston museum, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston. “Before the Pioneers: Connecting Ancient and Contemporary South Florida” will be presented Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Using the […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of Jan. 13

S.R. 80 at Riverbend RV Park: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.  S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to […]

Hendry-Glades Audubon offers birding tours

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society offers a variety of birding tours in the Stormwater Treatment Areas south of Lake Okeechobee that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. • STA 5/6 has walking and bicycle access during daylight hours for visits on Friday, Saturday, Monday and most Sundays year-round. (It is closed Sundays […]

Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show set for February

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show will again be a six-day affair for 2019, taking place Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the fairgrounds, 710 S. Francisco Ave. The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture with a livestock show and sale, cake auction, petting zoo, exhibits, pageants, […]

TFP DFHC meeting scheduled January 10

LABELLE — Join the Drug Free Hendry/Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m., at the Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Campbell St. in LaBelle. The meeting is open to youths, parents, school representatives, civic/volunteer groups, law enforcement, media, business owners, or anyone affected by Big Tobacco to attend […]

Road Watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, […]

HCSO provided one special shopping experience

  On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden reached out to make a little boy’s dream come true. Joey Flores Jr., dressed for the part along with his handcuffs, his holstered orange toy gun and sunglasses, and dreaming of being a police officer, was ready for his shopping experience. After answering a […]

New Year holiday waste collection

HENDRY COUNTY — The New Year holiday week waste pickup schedule from Hendry County waste hauler, Waste Connections: • Monday, Dec. 31: Pickup will be the regular schedule • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed • Wednesday, Jan. 2: Pickup date will be moved to Thursday, Jan. 3 • Thursday, Jan. 3: Pickup will be move to […]

Road Watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather […]

County moves to terminate Good Wheels deal

LaBELLE — Hendry County may end up going into the transportation business itself in 2019, with action taken Tuesday, Dec. 11, to move toward termination of the deal with Good Wheels Inc. that provides for transportation of some disabled and/or disadvantaged county residents. At least, on paper the contract does. Right now, though, Good Wheels […]