Forrey Drive in LaBelle is now open

LABELLE — Forrey Drive from State Road 80 to E. Cowboy Way is now open. Southern Striping Solutions, LLC, a Hendry County Road & Bridge contractor, along with its subcontractors, recently completed a roadway project on Forrey Drive which included milling and resurfacing of Forrey Drive from Sate Road 80 to E. Cowboy Way. This […]

Martin Marine Center 2018 Series is a big-money wrap!

CLEWISTON — When the final fish was weighed, the names on the big check for $25,000 were Howard Kleman and Pat Kelley with a two-day total weight of just over 40 pounds. Championship weekend started on Friday, Dec. 7, at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston with the presentation of 2018 Team Of The Year, […]

Mobile rebuild assistance scheduled

Impacted by Hurricane Irma? Homeowners and rental property owners are encouraged to register now through Dec. 23, for assistance to repair, rebuild or replace homes damaged by Hurricane Irma. Register online at or contact the Customer Center at 844-833-1010 Visit the mobile intake center that will be visiting the following locations. Clewiston: Monday, Dec. […]

New Hope Deliverance to celebrate anniversary

CLEWISTON — Pastor James and Evangelist Michelle Bigham and New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries Inc., 924 Georgia Ave., invites the public to its fourth annual Church Anniversary Services to be held from Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 16. Guest speakers are as follows: • Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. – Pastor Reverend Gary […]

Florida anglers on the roster for FLW tournaments

MINNEAPOLIS — On Nov. 16, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced the complete pro- angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-season tournaments around the country with competition kicking […]

Swing Bed Program provides skilled nursing

CLEWISTON — When patients recovering from a hospital procedure no longer need acute care but are not quite ready to go home, the Swing Bed Program at Hendry Regional Medical Center allows them to receive extended skilled nursing care without the need to change facilities. This unique program acts as a bridge between the hospital […]

Single lane closure of S.R. 80 Dec. 6 and 7

Hendry County SR 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full demolition and removal of […]

Hendry County Road & Bridge Report

LABELLE — On Nov. 29, the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department released a report on projects completed from Oct. 29 through Nov. 12. LaBelle: Mowing: Cowboy Way, County Road 78, Port LaBelle subdivision and Fort Denaud Road. Herbicide: Forrey Drive, Cowboy Way, Hendry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and North LaBelle subdivision. Grading: Robb […]

Central Elementary School News

Clewiston’s Central Elementary School would like to congratulate Mrs. Covey for being nominated for the Gulf Coast Brilliant Orange Award, for first-year teachers! Principal Carter presented Mrs. Covey with her Brilliant Orange Award. Mrs. Covey’s fourth-grade kiddos are so proud of her hard work, and it looks like they agree with her award!    

Westside Elementary School Events

CLEWISTON -— Westside Elementary School plans the following upcoming events. • The Lollipop fundraiser will continue through Dec. 19. • Monday through Friday, Dec. 10-14: The Penguin Patch will be open to purchase gifts. • Monday, Dec. 11: Tropicana Speech Contest at 8:30 a.m. “7 Habitats for the Holidays” from 6 to 8 p.m. in […]