SFWMD python hunts eliminate 2 miles’ worth of invasive snakes

More than 1,700 pythons are caught, highlighting district’s ongoing efforts to eradicate invasive species to protect ecosystem WEST PALM BEACH — Hunters participating in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board’s ongoing Python Elimination Program have achieved another important milestone for this highly successful initiative by eliminating enough snakes to stretch more than […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: No answer or an answer?

There are a number of variations on “Murphy’s Laws,” those wry comments on why things don’t go well. They point out the uncertainties that frustrate and don’t really provide answers. Some of them speak of why things happen that we don’t want to happen. There will always be n-minus-one parts in stock when you’re wanting […]

Florida safety belt usage reaches record high

According to a press release from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), safety belt use in Florida has reached an all-time high of 90.6 percent. Florida law states that all drivers and all front seat passengers must wear a safety belt. All children under the age of 18 must wear a safety belt (or be […]

Meeting to be held for widening of State Road 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County Line

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding the design plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County line in Collier County. The public information meeting is on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research […]

Sugar Dolls place highly in twirling competition

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Sugar Dolls attended the Regional Twirling Competition held at the Clewiston High School gym. They won a total of eight first-place awards in dance-line, pom-poms, novelty and strut teams. Top row: Montana Powell, coach; Madison Atkinson; Jessie Blanco, coach; Daylen Moss, junior coach. Middle row: Maya Flores, Alea Mazzinea, Alexa Flores, […]

Powell named ambassador for Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo

Montana Powell has been named the ambassador for the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo. She was chosen for her outstanding interest in the sport of rodeo and youth. She has been presented this special award for her dedication and all the work she has done. She is also a coach for the Clewiston Sugar Dolls […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: Caught not listening or paying attention!

When telling me about her daughter, one mother complained to me “She never listens!” I made a suggestion: “Ask her to tell you what you just said to her.” She did, and it caused the daughter to have to pay attention. It also cost me a small friend, judging by the look I got from […]

Retired Marine marches 140 miles for Injured Warriors Fund

CLEWISTON — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of repeated tours over a period of 16 years in Iraq and Afghanistan was en route through the south Lake Okeechobee region on a six-day, 140-mile hike last week to draw attention to the toll of post-traumatic stress disorder on the ranks of former military members. Retired USMC […]

Lake area students perform in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Students from around the Glades area tried out, practiced for four days and performed three times, all in one week’s time. The Missoula Children’s Theatre put on their annual performance this past week, with local students ranging from 5 to 18 years old, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade. The students […]

LTC Granville’s sister officiates at her promotion ceremony

CLEWISTON — Lieutenant Colonel Georgina “GeeGee” Granville’s promotion ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Clewiston High School Auditorium in honor of her community that has supported, encouraged and prayed for her over the years. Her sister, Lieutenant Colonel Cathy Granville-Scott, officiated the ceremony. This was the first time the […]