Letter to the Editor

For the majority of my adult life, I’ve heard numerous stories from various family and friends, usually at a BBQ or other social gathering. One thing I’ve learned, in listening to each and every individual perspective, is that some are funny and some are meant to teach valuable lessons for the younger generations. Lessons, primarily, […]

Letter to the Editor: New Medicare cards

If you’re over age 65, there may be an important piece of mail headed to your mailbox. New Medicare cards are on the way to millions of Floridians. The new card will not only look different, but it will also provide you with a new Medicare ID number. Your new ID is designed to cut […]

Letter to the Editor: Health care costs

I recently took my son to the emergency room after he suddenly became ill. Once the doctor completed his/her diagnosis, we returned home to get my boy in bed and resting. I then went to the pharmacy for my son’s prescriptions. When it came my turn in line, I was shocked by the high cost […]

Letter to the Editor: Slow The Flow movement launches new website

With the ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee and algae blooms spotted in local coastal waterways, the Lake Okeechobee fishing community is coming together to urge leaders to #SlowTheFlow. The Clewiston Chamber is proud to join them in this effort. As you may have heard, more than 95 percent of the water and nutrients entering Lake […]

Letter to the Editor: Vorhees honored

On Saturday, July 14, an amazing late afternoon event took place to recognize and honor one of Hendry County’s premier professionals! Joanne Vorhees, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (or ARNP), has served women in the Department of Health’s Women’s Health program in Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven for 50 years! And she’s NOT done yet! […]

Letter to the Editor: Atacks on our farmers

On July 19, Florida Sugarcane Farmers released this statement from Ardis Hammock, owner and operator of Frierson Farms in Moore Haven, and launched lakeokeechobeeinfo.org: Sugarcane farmers have a long and proud history of working with Florida governors on both sides of the aisle, dating back to when sugarcane was first planted in southwest Dade County […]

Letter to the Editor: Help appreciated

Dear family and friends: There is no way I can adequately thank all of you for your support and love over the past 16 months that my wife Lorena (Tina) fought a battle with kidney cancer. The battle is over now and, because of her faith in Christ, Tina is at peace with Jesus. We […]

Reflections from the Pulpit

Upsets: God’s design and our part in it It’s easy to say “Don’t be anxious” or “Don’t be upset” and not really understand another person’s pain even if we’re well-meaning. We’ve all heard about walking in another person’s shoes before criticizing, and I’ve been tempted to say “I understand” when maybe I really don’t understand. […]

Letter to the Editor from the Postell family

In order for my family and I to portray our passion for this special day, you first need a glimpse at the man who created this fiery passion and joy within us. The man of all the hours, Wilbur Postell! Southern twang, closet full of Western pearl snap button-downs and a true love for all […]

Residents share their opinions on Guardian Program

LABELLE — Residents of Hendry and Glades counties voiced their opinions on the Guardian Program at the School Safety Forum on Monday, April 9, at LaBelle High School. Ramiro Rodriguez, head of the Hendry County Recreation Department, agreed with protecting schools but said there are other ways besides using guns. He suggested that teachers, administrators […]