Community News

Chamber dinner scheduled CLEEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce will hold their 70th annual Chamber Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W C Owen Ave. in Clewiston. For information, call 863-983-7979. Medicare assistance offered Medicare Open Enrollment assistance will be available at the Hope Connections, […]

Who has the best Halloween Costumes?

As has been our tradition for several years, the Lake Okeechobee News invites readers to share their Halloween costume photos. The newspaper will post the photos on our Facebook pages for Okeechobee, Moore Haven, Clewiston and Belle Glade/Pahokee. Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorites by “liking” the photos. The photos from […]

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 […]

Clewiston Tractor Supply showcases homemade, homegrown goods during Fall Farmers Market

Community Invited to Meet Vendors, Buy Local Goods Sept. 22 CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tractor Supply store is hosting a community Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store located at 975 W. Sugarland Hwy. […]

Tractor Supply Company hosts vet clinic and adoptions

Steve and Carla Kauffman from the Caloosa Humane Society were on site at the Clewiston Tractor Supply. One cat was adopted into a forever home. Twenty-four pets were served at the Clewiston Tractor Supply’s VIP vet clinic on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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, […]

Rotary Club hears Clewiston commission candidates

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Rotary Club hosted the seven candidates for City Commission, who are competing for three open seats this fall, during its luncheon Monday, Aug. 20. Three incumbent commissioners whose terms end with the 2018 general election filed for re-election: Mali Soto Gardner, Kristine Petersen and Phillip Roland. Their challengers are four other […]

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 […]

Federal officials tour Everglades restoration projects

On Aug. 15, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez and Executive Director Ernie Marks joined the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to highlight some of the major Everglades restoration projects targeted at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges to the northern estuaries. Additional participants included U.S. Army […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of Sept. 9

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 medians during […]