Reflections from the Pulpit: A miracle unlike the others? An inward call from God

One member of a congregation I served was a person who accepted a very literal belief of scriptures — with one exception. Miracles did not phase him; they happened just as they were printed in the Bible and to be taken word for word. He was a hunter in his spare time and from a […]

Gladstone Land buys farms

Gladstone Land Corp., a publicly traded real estate investment trust actively buying up farmland across the United States, announced in July that it has acquired five farms in South Florida totaling 5,630 acres for about $37.4 million. According to a July 16 news release from the corporation’s office in McLean, Va., Gladstone then entered into […]

Self-driving semi-trailer tested in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has found itself on the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology thanks to Starsky Robotics. Back in February, the robotics company tested a self-driving semi-trailer truck along a closed 7-mile stretch of County Road 833 in Hendry County. Although a human sat in the cab during the test to observe, Starsky […]

Clewiston local cycles toward $52 million goal

On Aug. 4 and 5, Ken McDuffie of Clewiston will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, over 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states […]

Rural Democrats engage state party

Hendry and Glades County Democrats traveled to Broward County last weekend to advocate local interests at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue conference. Representing the Glades County Democratic Party was Chairwoman Mary Giddens. Mary delivered a report to the Democratic Small County Coalition on restructuring the coalition to better address the economic, health and […]

New chief agricultural scientist chosen for SW Florida

Kelly Morgan is a more reliable water source than rain is. You don’t know when or if you’ll get water from the sky, but what Kelly can teach you makes every drop you have go farther. His focus on the farmer as customer is what has made Kelly so successful as the state’s best management […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: Being determined to get there; and it’s worth it!

While serving in one of the chaplaincies where I am involved, a young person told me, “That looks like fun. How do you get to be the chaplain?” I told him, “Well, first you go to college and then to seminary, then you have to have two years minimum of ministerial experience, then you get […]

Letter to the Editor: Vorhees honored

On Saturday, July 14, an amazing late afternoon event took place to recognize and honor one of Hendry County’s premier professionals! Joanne Vorhees, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (or ARNP), has served women in the Department of Health’s Women’s Health program in Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven for 50 years! And she’s NOT done yet! […]

Letter to the Editor: Atacks on our farmers

On July 19, Florida Sugarcane Farmers released this statement from Ardis Hammock, owner and operator of Frierson Farms in Moore Haven, and launched lakeokeechobeeinfo.org: Sugarcane farmers have a long and proud history of working with Florida governors on both sides of the aisle, dating back to when sugarcane was first planted in southwest Dade County […]

Letter to the Editor: Help appreciated

Dear family and friends: There is no way I can adequately thank all of you for your support and love over the past 16 months that my wife Lorena (Tina) fought a battle with kidney cancer. The battle is over now and, because of her faith in Christ, Tina is at peace with Jesus. We […]