Amendments on the ballot

Amendment 5 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, at the request of Gov. Rick Scott. This amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature in order to increase taxes or fees. As things stand now, the Legislature can increase taxes, except corporate income tax, through a simple majority vote. If it […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: Hard? Yes. Impossible? NO

After a string of average grades, my mother would say, “That’s all right, you get the same diploma as the person who got all of the ‘A’ grades.” It was some comfort and, as I realized, there was a certain truth in what she said. I had no explanations about why I wasn’t an “A” […]

Alumni scramble fundraiser winners

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 25 golfers participated in the scramble fundraiser. The winners from the 2018 Clewiston High School Alumni scramble fundraiser are Damian Rende, Cody Difrederica and Ray Rende.

Firehouse Community Theatre presents ‘Boeing Boeing’

LABELLE — It’s the 1960s and bachelor Bernard has a flat in Paris and is engaged to three flight attendants from three different countries! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and the girls’ schedules get changed! Fasten your seat belts as Bernard, his grumbling maid Berta and his friend […]

Know the signs of septic tank failure

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundry. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The […]

Septic system maintenance important

Septic tank maintenance is like changing the oil in your car — you don’t want to wait until there is a problem, said Ashley Austin-Neehan of Austin Sewer and Septic in Okeechobee. Onsite septic systems do work, she said. “There is science behind them. But they have to be maintained.” Septic tanks should be pumped […]

HRMC to host breast cancer walk and fundraiser

CLEWISTON — Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will host the Pink Warriors Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20. The 5K walk is raising money for local women’s health. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and about one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. As of March 2017, there […]

Kiwanis guest speakers announce upcoming events

LABELLE — Guest speakers at the LaBelle Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, were Firehouse Theatre President Cindy Shough, announcing the new 26th season of plays at the theatre (tickets on sale now), and Mike Shough, president for Arts of the Inland. He encouraged everyone to visit the Barron Park Art Gallery and attend the […]

FWC to combat invasive species

Florida’s native fish and wildlife are facing a serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is taking steps to combat the introduction and spread of these nonnative animals. The commission recently voted to approve a reorganization of rules related to nonnative […]

FCT receives Business of the Year award

LABELLE — On Monday, Oct. 1, the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce recognized the Firehouse Community Theatre (FCT) Inc. as Business of the Year during the chamber membership banquet at the Port LaBelle Inn. Cindy Shough, president of the Firehouse Community Theatre, shows off the plaque along with her husband, Mike Shough.