Officials to state: Infrastructure is No. 1

DEO roundtable airs county’s biggest needs for aid Hendry and Glades counties are included in Gov. Rick Scott’s 12 Counties Initiative, meant to address the challenges of economic development in a dozen of the state’s most rural, least developed counties and build on the strengths that exist in each. This week, the Florida Department of […]

Clean up to be held for Montura and Flaghole communities

CLEWISTON — The communities of Montura and Flaghole can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For […]

Hendry County offers CERT training this month

Hendry County emergency management officials are conducting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions this month. They start July 14 and continue on the next two Saturdays, July 21 and July 28, in LaBelle. County Administrator Charles Chapman says that having sufficient numbers of trained CERT volunteers countywide is crucial when it comes to assisting […]

CHS Freshman Orientation set Aug. 1

Clewiston High School, 1501 Francisco St. in Clewiston, will hold a Freshmen orientation event called Tiger Takeoff on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parent orientation will be held at 8:30-9 a.m. A t-shirt and lunch is available for a $5 donation. Activities include a campus tour, team building, information session, avid […]

Water quality rally puts focus on lake

CLEWISTON — Floridians from the East and West coasts set out to rally at Clewiston’s Herbert Hoover Dike Boat Ramp on Saturday morning of July 14. Around a hundred participants organized as the “Save Our Fisheries Convoy,” lead by Josh Greer, a charter fishing guide from Punta Gorda. “I’m not here to protest, I’m not […]

NOAA imagery shows algal bloom decreasing

The latest images from space show the blue-green algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is decreasing. Imagery from July 2 showed signs of cyanobacteria in 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. Since the satellite images are only available at set intervals, NOAA was unable to get usable photos July 6-13 due to cloud cover. The July 14 […]

Barbering program puts PBSC a cut and shave above

BELLE GLADE — A new barbering program is about to get underway on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, and the timing couldn’t be better. With many licensed barbers nearing retirement age, and millennial males clamoring for the latest hair and beard styles, the demand for new barbers is growing fast. PBSC’s Barbering program […]

Community News

Harlem Assoc to hold meeting The Harlem Alumni Association Board and Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19, at 9 p.m. at the Harlem Civic Center, 7th St. in Clewiston. HGUNC meeting set July 20 Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) invites non-profit representatives and other interested parties interested in helping Hendry and Glades […]

WTEC registration & testing

BELLE GLADE — West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade, is now being accepting applications for Adult Education and Pre-Apprenticeship programs. They are offering ABE/GED, ESOL, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing. For information contact 561-829-4620. Carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing pre-registration dates will be accepted through Aug. 23 from […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of July 15

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews […]