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.

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, […]