Brighton Casino starts new year with several promotions

BRIGHTON — Seminole Brighton Casino is kicking off 2019 with exciting promotions and entertainment throughout January, February and March. On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m., the property will hold a $75,000 Big Bingo Game, with $100 buy in; regular games pay $1,000, along with a $50,000 Coverall Jackpot Game (Bingo in 50 numbers or […]

Man flies from Hawaii to forgive mother’s killer

LaBELLE — This is the story of a desire for closure and personal peace so strong that finally finding it — through the unconditional forgiveness and love Jesus preaches through the Bible — drove a man to fly from his home in Hawaii, twice, to LaBelle to read a poem for his mother’s convicted killers. […]

Prayer walk planned

CLEWISTON — There will be a “Healing Lake Okeechobee Prayer Walk,” hosted by clean-water advocates Betty Osceola of Ochopee and Holley Rauen of Fort Myers, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. that Saturday from John Stretch Memorial Park on U.S. 27. Many people are already signed up as “Going” on this […]

Garden Club tours Coral Castle Museum

Last spring, the Green Thumb Garden Club went on a tour of the Coral Castle Museum in Homestead. The guides shared a beautiful love story about Edward Leedskalnin, his history and the science behind his genius work during the May 15 visit. They saw an engineering marvel that has been compared with Stonehenge and the […]

Statewide tornado drill takes place today

A statewide tornado drill will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.

Honoring Jayven with love

A family of two brothers, Kameron Preston and Jay V. Preston, are the third-year recipients of “TIS THE SEASON” – Christmas Gifts from Jayven. Presenters on this blessed night are mom Jacquay Johnson, Jayven’s siblings Eric and Emerie, cousin Journe Clarke and aunts Shirley Wilkerson, Jennifer Carter and Vermell White. The family will honor and […]

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 […]

Iglesia Vida Nueva hosts Disney themed Christmas

CLEWISTON — Iglesia Vida Nueva, also known as New Life Church, held its seventh annual Christmas Festival on Dec. 15, this year in Montura Ranch in Clewiston. The festival was completely free. There were bounch houses, food, snacks, a train ride, and even though it rained a bit, they were able to bless over 300 […]

Letter to the Editor: Batting cages need repairs

On Sept. 10, Hurricane Irma devastated Clewiston. City leaders asked for patience as they worked to repair and replace the things that were damaged. So, we waited and little by little they took care of the important things. Now 14 months have come and gone, things have settled down, but nothing has been done to […]

Mobile rebuild assistance scheduled

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. Register online at or contact the Customer Center at 844-833-1010 Visit the mobile intake center that will be visiting the following locations. Clewiston: Monday, Dec. […]