Meet the author Cynthia Morrison on May 17

The Clewiston Public Library, located at 120 W. Osceola Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, May 16, due to the Annual Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) Library Staff Day.  They will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, May, 17 at 9 a.m. Meet and listen to local author Cynthia Morrison present her Gothic literature […]

Commission proclaims National Police Week

CLEWISTON — After all the “Whereas” clauses were read, it came down to gratitude, which prompted a couple of rounds of appreciative applause as the Clewiston City Commission declared May 13-19 as National Police Week and called on citizens to show appreciation for officers’ work. Mayor Mali Gardner read a proclamation noting that President John […]

State Rep. Donalds announces town hall meeting

CLEWISTON — On April 25, State Rep. Byron Donalds (R-District 80) announced a town hall meeting that will take place Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston. The town hall will be hosted with State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-District 28). Representative Donalds will […]

Drug Free Hendry County to hold Operation Medicine Cabinet

CLEWISTON — Drug Free Hendry County will hold their annual Operation Medicine Cabinet event on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at K&M Drugs, 340 E. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston (near First Bank). Seventy percent of people 12 and older who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends. A prescription […]

Brown Sugar Festival events planned

CLEWISTON — The 40th Annual Brown Sugar Festival, set for April 28-May 5, is a multi-day community arts activity held in the Harlem community of Clewiston. The schedule includes a Gospel Fest; Teen Dance; Alumni Homecoming Banquet; Night of the Stars Talent Show; and the Brown Sugar Festival. The Brown Sugar Festival was organized as […]

Brown Sugar Pageant contestants

CLEWISTON — The Brown Sugar Pageant was held on Monday, April 23, at the John Boy Auditorium. Miss Brown Sugar is a youth development scholarship program that offers many opportunities for achievement and recognition. Miss Brown Sugar contestants: Terrica Hughes Tekerah Bradford Candiya Washington   Jr/Miss Brown Sugar: Sequoia Robinson K’ aliyah Coleman   Little […]

Cities south of Lake O are big winners in EPA brownfields grant program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being financed are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. […]

School bus struck by hit-and-run passer; no one injured

HENDRY COUNTY — A county school bus carrying 10 children was struck just after 7 a.m. Tuesday by a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo SUV whose driver and up to four passengers fled the scene after the accident, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper S. Rongish said that the crash happened at the […]

Westside Elementary School Honor Roll

CLEWISTON — The Westside Elementary School has announced their honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2017/2018 school year. 3RD QTR. 17-18 Kindergarten • A honor roll: Matthew Aldana, Melanie Azpeitia-Tello, Jesus Campuzano, Aliyah Carrillo-Velasquez, Emily Centeno, Marley Deltoro-Rodriguez, Elizabeth Garcia Perez, Melanie Giralt-Kin, Yandiel Gonzalez, Ai’yanna Hobbs, Aubriona Holligan, Jeiza Johnson, […]

Sky Valley YMCA will run summer camp programs

City commissioners in Clewiston have approved Sky Family YMCA’s taking over operation of the city Recreation Department’s summer camp programs for children ages 5-12. The item had been postponed from the City Commission’s meeting March 19 when Commissioner Kristine Petersen asked for a comparison of fees and whether the YMCA camp program was at the […]