Your Battle is Our Battle Fundraiser drawing set for June 20

The second annual Your Battle is Our Battle Fundraiser will help a local resident get through a difficult time in their life. November 2017 was the first fundraiser for the Hendry and Glades Communities. One hundred percent of the money raised during the 2017 fundraiser went to Thomas Arnold of Moore Haven. The Your Battle […]

Florida B. Thomas Library receives thank-you letter

CLEWISTON — Jalyssa Wilson hand-delivered a thank-you letter to the Florida B. Thomas Library, thanking them for the May 19 field trip to Fort Lauderdale to visit the African-American Museum and Dave & Busters.

Hendry County 4-H/Tropicana Speech competition held

LABELLE — The 31st annual 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest took place at the LaBelle High School Auditorium on May 24. There were 21 fourth- and fifth-grade speakers and eight sixth-grade speakers. In the fourth and fifth grade division: First place was awarded to Mackenzie Wills from Upthegrove Elementary School with her speech titled “I Get Knocked […]

Motorcycle crash claims life of Cape Coral man

A 32-year-old Cape Coral man died from injuries sustained in a single motorcycle crash on S.R. 80 in Hendry County on Thursday, June 7. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 7:45 p.m. a 2006 Honda motorcycle operated by Manuel Rangel, 32, of Cape Coral was traveling east on S.R. 80. […]

Lake Okeechobee featured on national TV show

Lake Okeechobee is the site of this weekend’s episode of BrushPile Fishing, a crappie-based fishing show that is broadcast nationally on the Pursuit Channel. This episode is presented by Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County (LORE) and features B’n’M Poles Pro Staff Angler Whitey Outlaw alongside BrushPile host Russ Bailey as the […]

Deadline for free disaster legal services hotline

More than 2,000 Floridians have received advice and referrals on Hurricane Irma legal issues ORLANDO — Hurricane Irma survivors who need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney have one more week to contact a toll-free hotline and request help. Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should call 866-550-2929 before June 15 to receive a referral […]

Join local Democrat candidates for a listening tour

Join Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo of the Florida Democratic Party and local candidates for a listening tour with Florida Democrats on Monday, June 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bridge Street Coffee and Tea, 22 Fort Thompson Ave. in LaBelle.

Mosquito spraying begins in Hendry

Hendry County officials posted information on the county’s Facebook page this week announcing that its mosquito control contractor, Clarke, will commence ground spraying for adult mosquitoes this week utilizing trucks in the areas of Hendry County that are assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). This truck spraying will continue […]

HCSO investigates a shooting in unincorporated area of Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, HCSO deputies and investigators responded to the area of 1068 Harlem Academy in Clewiston. When Deputies arrived on scene they located one victim who was conscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported […]

Westside Elementary School Honor Roll

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School announces their kindergarten through fifth grade students for the fourth nine weeks of the 2017/2018 school year. Kindergarten • A Honor Roll: Yael Abrajano, Matthew Aldana, Aliyah Carrillo-Velasquez, Emily Centeno, Dario Escoto, Aliya Perez, Elizabeth Garcia Perez, Melanie Giralt-Kin, Yandiel Gonzalez, Kamarria Gray, Ai’yanna Hobbs, Aubriona Holligan, Kendall McKenzie, Kaylin […]