Clewiston High School grads celebrate their passage

CLEWISTON — The graduating Class of 2018 gathered on the Clewiston High School football field after their commencement exercise last Friday night, May 18. The 176 CHS seniors seemed joyfully unfazed by an argument that raged on social media last week about whether high schools should continue the tradition of recognizing their valedictorian and salutatorian […]

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FSW offers summer program to first time in college students

LABELLE — The LaBelle location of Florida SouthWestern State College is excited to offer a new program this summer called “Curtis Pathway Prep.” This program is entirely free to students who are accepted, and there are 60 seats available. This is a six week program offered over the summer from June 21 – August 2. […]

Hendry County Roadwatch report for week of May 13

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing driveways near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.  US 27 from SR 80 to the […]

United Way to take applications for emergency food and shelter

FORT MYERS — The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties through June 3 (5 p.m.) The counties of Lee, Hendry and Glades have been awarded federal funds in the amount of $306,272 […]

U.S. Sugar employees join Harlem students during Science Month

CLEWISTON — The Florida B. Thomas Library in Clewiston celebrates “Science Month” twice per year, in the months of April and October. Throughout these months, the library offers professionally led science presentations, field trips to science museums and exhibits. This month, U.S. Sugar employees Claudia Kaye, Rosa Muchovej and Chris LaBorde were on hand presenting […]

HRMC Foundation’s 2018 social another record-breaking event

CLEWISTON — On Saturday, March 24, the Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Foundation hosted the 2018 Social Celebration at the majestic Hilliard Log Cabin. It was another record-breaking gathering, raising over $120,000 to support the mission and goals of HRMC. Over 200 people attended this major fundraiser, which included silent and live auctions. Mr. and […]

Hendry County Roadwatch report for the week of May 6

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 at CR 720: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during daytime hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday while crews repair the shoulders, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from SR 80 to the Palm Beach […]

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State Rep. Donalds announces town hall meeting

CLEWISTON — On April 25, State Rep. Byron Donalds (R-District 80) announced a town hall meeting that will take place Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston. The town hall will be hosted with State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-District 28). Representative Donalds will […]