Valles goes from gold to collegiate head coach

CLEWISTON — Arelys Valles is a Clewiston High School 2013 alumna and a University of the Cumberlands 2017 alumna. In August, she will achieve her master of science degree in coaching, to be added to reaching huge personal goals. On March 30, Valles traveled to New York City to compete at the Bill Farrell International […]

Progress on training center picks up speed

For years there has been a widely held belief that education – training – is the way this longtime agricultural area will survive and thrive in the future. Although it is a standing goal to bring vocational training to Hendry and Glades counties on a large scale, the reality has been extremely difficult to accomplish. […]

Residents share their opinions on Guardian Program

LABELLE — Residents of Hendry and Glades counties voiced their opinions on the Guardian Program at the School Safety Forum on Monday, April 9, at LaBelle High School. Ramiro Rodriguez, head of the Hendry County Recreation Department, agreed with protecting schools but said there are other ways besides using guns. He suggested that teachers, administrators […]

Benefit planned for William Bigham

CLEWISTON — New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries Inc. will host a special fundraising event for William Bigham, son of Pastors James and Michelle Bigham. William is awaiting a heart transplant and recently was told by his doctors that he will be receiving his new heart any day now. A barbecue and yard sale benefit event […]

Nature Conservancy protects land for panther pathway

Nature Conservancy Magazine’s Spring 2018 edition announces a recently established conservation easement on some Glades County land along the northern bank of the Caloosahatchee River, in an area where a female Florida panther was seen last year with two kittens. That was the first sighting in more than 40 years, according to wildlife agency officials. […]

Florida Sugar Cane League unites in farm bill efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Florida Sugar Cane League announced April 9 that the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugarcane companies in Florida – along with their independent growers – are fully united under the […]

Letter to the Editor

Let’s talk: Prescribed cane burning and our health The outside-generated conflict surrounding prescribed cane burnings in Florida continues. Does it and will it affect my health or the health of my loved ones? What can I do? These are questions we should be asking regarding many substances and/or activities within our homes and communities. Because […]

Valles earns two-time All-American in Wrestling

CLEWISTON — Arelys Valles, a Clewiston High School 2013 alumna and University of the Cumberlands (UC) 2017 alumna, is now attending UC for a master’s degree in coaching and will receive her degree in August. She is a two-time All-American in WCWA (Women Collegiate Wrestling Associate). The first weekend of January, Valles traveled to Fort […]

Clewiston Public Library to hold Amnesty Week

CLEWISTON — Do you have outstanding fines or fees due to overdue or lost books or other Clewiston Public Library items? Clewiston Public Library wants to welcome you back to the library and help wipe your slate clean during its Amnesty Week April 9-14. The Library is offering this opportunity to help reduce any pressure […]

Berrylicious is the latest form of Clewiston sweetness

J.J. Rodriguez stands proudly behind the checkout counter at his newly opened business Berrylicious on Sugarland Highway in Clewiston. CLEWISTON — As of almost a month ago, Clewiston has its very own frozen-yogurt shop so lovers of that sweet year-round treat no longer need to drive a long ways to get their smooth, heat-quenching desserts. […]