Cattlewomen’s Beef Cook-Off Aug. 25

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Cattlewomen’s Association Beef Tailgate Cook-Off is coming up, and the group is seeking participants both to cook and judge the entries. Those interested are asked to let them know by registering to their event on Facebook or by email. The Beef Tailgate Cookoff is meant to help kick off college […]

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 […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Aug. 12

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 San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews […]

FSW faculty to showcase scholarly research

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) faculty members will showcase their 2017-2018 Academic Research Council (ARC) grant projects during an ARC event from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 16, in Building AA-168, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The presentations can also be viewed digitally at the FSW Hendry/Glades […]

Aerial adult mosquito treatments to be conducted Aug. 12

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over Airport-Sears and South LaBelle Saturday, Aug. 11, weather permitting. Sunday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 13, will serve as make-up days. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year as mosquito levels warrant. The insecticide to treat for adult […]

Clewiston Library Happenings

• The American Red Cross is able to provide smoke alarms at no cost to at risk communities as well as provide fire safety education and check existing smoke alarms. They will install new smoke alarms at no cost in the City of Clewiston on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If […]

Florida Health urges back-to-school immunization

HENDRY/GLADES — As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds parents and caregivers to review their children’s immunization records and make sure they have the required vaccinations. “Vaccinations help develop immunity to many serious diseases and infections, and they help keep students healthy […]

FWC provides advice for safely living with alligators year-round

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

U.S. Sugar donates to CHS

CLEWISTON — U.S. Sugar Director of Corporate Communication Ryan Duffy presented the Clewiston High School athletic program with a donation of $10,000 on July 24 on behalf of U.S. Sugar Corp. “We could not do this without help, and every year U.S. Sugar comes through in a huge way for us,” said Clewiston High School […]

Chamber hires new assistant exec. director

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) announces the addition of CyNedra Blake as its new assistant executive director. She will assist in general day-to-day operations, membership benefits and retention, in addition to member correspondences such as the chamber bulletin and newsletter. CyNedra’s role will become a very forward-facing position for the CCOC as […]