Reflections from the Pulpit: That’s going on around us; or what’s inside?

One day at the scene of an accident, a youngster asked me, “Will she be all right?” He was talking about his mother, trapped inside of a car and crying for help as the medics and rescue workers were trying to free her. It would have been tempting to give reassurance, but it also would […]

Hendry Democrats to hold riverfront rally on Oct. 13

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Democratic Party will host a rally and fundraiser for all Democratic Party candidates appearing on the Nov. 6 midterm election local ballot on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4473 County Road 78, Fort Denaud 33935, from 4 p.m. until sundown at 6:59 p.m. Valet parking will be available. The event […]

Elks Soccer Shoot results

CLEWISTON — The local Elks Soccer Shoot contest took place at the Sugarland Park soccer fields on Thursday, Sept. 13. The medal winners in each age group are eligible to compete in the Elks Southeast District Soccer Shoot in Clewiston on Saturday, Oct. 13. Local winners will compete against representatives from Okeechobee, West Palm Beach […]

Road closure on Francisco Street scheduled Sept. 24

CLEWISTON — On Monday, Sept.24, Lynch Paving & Construction Company, Inc., a Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, along with its subcontractors, will begin a roadway project which will include milling and resurfacing Francisco Street from Sonora Avenue to U.S. 27. For the safety of the motorist, residents, and workers within the project limits, Francisco […]

Still struggling from Hurricane Irma?

Hendry and Glades County residents who are still struggling with recovery from Hurricane Irma can visit one of the Walk-In Centers listed here: • Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave., Clewiston 33440 – Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

CHS making progress, its grad rate shows

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High continues to make progress as a school, earning the top high school grade in the Heartland region and the Lake O area for the 2017-18 school year. “I am proud of the work and effort our staff and students put into what we are trying accomplish here,” CHS Principal Roberto Sanchez […]

Hendry County hosts traffic safety meeting

For the month of August, there have been no fatalities due to crashes in Hendry County. The total amount of fatal crashes went up compared with last year, but the total number of crashes and injured went down compared to 2017. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was successful. The Hendry County Sheriff’s […]

Aerial adult mosquito control scheduled for LaBelle area

Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over Airport-Sears and South LaBelle on Saturday, Sept. 22, weather permitting. Sunday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 24 will serve as make-up days. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year as mosquito levels warrant. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is […]

Garbage pickup cost in Clewiston likely to jump

CLEWISTON — City residents soon will be paying substantially more to dispose of their household waste if the City Commission votes later this month to affirm its Sept. 10 decision to proceed, as staff recommends, with a 55 percent jump in rates. The monthly garbage pickup fee would go from $19.95 to $30.95, an increase […]

School brings back Random Acts of Kindness Club

CLEWISTON — Clewiston’s Christian School has revitalized its Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club, where elementary students from kindergarten to sixth grade are joining together once a month to learn and practice goodwill in their community. The RAK Club was originally founded with much success many years ago by Denise Hatton. After her leadership, it […]