Museum to host visiting speakers

CLEWISTON — Mark your calendars now to learn more about local history through the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Program series. The new year brings three programs to the Clewiston museum, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston. “Before the Pioneers: Connecting Ancient and Contemporary South Florida” will be presented Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Using the […]

Hendry-Glades Audubon offers birding tours

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society offers a variety of birding tours in the Stormwater Treatment Areas south of Lake Okeechobee that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. • STA 5/6 has walking and bicycle access during daylight hours for visits on Friday, Saturday, Monday and most Sundays year-round. (It is closed Sundays […]

Honoring Jayven with love

A family of two brothers, Kameron Preston and Jay V. Preston, are the third-year recipients of “TIS THE SEASON” – Christmas Gifts from Jayven. Presenters on this blessed night are mom Jacquay Johnson, Jayven’s siblings Eric and Emerie, cousin Journe Clarke and aunts Shirley Wilkerson, Jennifer Carter and Vermell White. The family will honor and […]

Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show set for February

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show will again be a six-day affair for 2019, taking place Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the fairgrounds, 710 S. Francisco Ave. The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture with a livestock show and sale, cake auction, petting zoo, exhibits, pageants, […]

Community Events

Museum hosts guest speaker CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., will host a special guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Frank, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Frank’s presentation will explore how and why ancient and early modern peoples profoundly shaped the development of Florida. This program is free to the […]

Electronics missing in Hendry racetrack burglary

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Motorsports Park was broken into sometime over the New Year’s holidays — and just before the racetrack’s 2019 season was due to start. Owner and promoter Ken Kinney posted a notice on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, saying that “I was just notified that my racetrack […]

Lake flow to river is subject of lawsuit

Releases of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River are the topic of continuing lawsuits and protests by those seeking to increase releases during the dry season, or halt releases during the wet season. On Dec. 19, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent a letter to Col. Alan Dodd, U.S. Army Corps of […]

The People of U.S. Sugar Give Back

CLEWISTON — With the holidays approaching, the people of U.S. Sugar have been busy spreading Christmas cheer by giving back to nearby communities. Over the past two weeks, representatives from the company have distributed more than 2,000 turkeys, 4,000 bags of sugar, hundreds of crates of sweet corn, and other vegetables grown by U.S. Sugar […]

New Hope Deliverance to celebrate anniversary

CLEWISTON — Pastor James and Evangelist Michelle Bigham and New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries Inc., 924 Georgia Ave., invites the public to its fourth annual Church Anniversary Services to be held from Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 16. Guest speakers are as follows: • Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. – Pastor Reverend Gary […]

Central Elementary School News

Clewiston’s Central Elementary School would like to congratulate Mrs. Covey for being nominated for the Gulf Coast Brilliant Orange Award, for first-year teachers! Principal Carter presented Mrs. Covey with her Brilliant Orange Award. Mrs. Covey’s fourth-grade kiddos are so proud of her hard work, and it looks like they agree with her award!