Hendry County Road & Bridge Report

HENDRY COUNTY — Here is a report on projects completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department from Aug. 17 through Aug. 30. Clewiston: • Grading: Pioneer roads and LaDeca roads; • Mowing: Harlem roads, Seven K Estates, county-maintained roads in Clewiston, Airglades Airport and LaDeca subdivision; • Slope mowing: LaDeca: • Sidewalk edging: […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week:

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School junior Jaivus Chavers is the week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Lely Trojans on Sept. 14. In a team sport like football it’s rare that one player can singlehandedly make a difference in a game, but Chavers rose to the occasion and helped secure […]

Cyanobacteria bloom continues

The cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Okeechobee was in about 36 percent of the lake on Sept. 13, as documented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) satellite imagery, slightly decreased from the 38 percent observed by NOAA on Sept. 9. Cyanobacteria, also called “blue-green algae” although it is not technically algae, has been visible […]

Community News

Fall Bash set Sept. 30 CLEWISTON – The Sweet Southern Tyme Boutique invites the public to a Fall Bash to be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 108 Bond Street in Clewiston. Dueling Pianos set Sept 29 LABELLE — Hendry Regional Medical Center will launch a new event on Saturday, […]

Hendry Democrats to meet at Harlem Community Center

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at the Harlem Community Center on Seventh Street off Georgia Avenue in Clewiston on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be available, and everyone interested in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is welcome. Local Democrats will be encouraging Hendry County […]

Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office: • Aarieal B. Little, 19, Clewiston, was arrested on Sept. 3 by Deputy Briana Pascher on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, plus misdemeanor charges of possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, and possession of […]

Hendry County commissioners to discuss sports park

LABELLE — The Hendry Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, to discuss a proposal that the county use a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant for a sports park. The hearing will take place in the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board office building at 310 Cowboy Way […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Okeechobee Brahmans were shut out by the Sebastian River Sharks 41-0 on Sept. 14, making them 0-3 for the 2018 season. The Brahmans’ struggles continued on offense and defense for the third week in a row. One play that could encapsulate the whole game for Okeechobee saw the Brahman defense leave Sebastian River […]

Clewiston woman died in Osceola County crash

Cecilia Morales Carballer, 69, of Clewiston, succumed to injuries she received on Sunday, Sept. 16, when she was ejected from an SUV that she was a passenger in. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 11:30 a.m. a 2001 Lincoln SUV operated by Laura Bueno, 30, of Clewiston, was traveling northbound on […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 16

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 the Glades County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the […]