Hendry-Glades Audubon offers birding tours

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society offers a variety of birding tours in the Stormwater Treatment Areas south of Lake Okeechobee that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. • STA 5/6 has walking and bicycle access during daylight hours for visits on Friday, Saturday, Monday and most Sundays year-round. (It is closed Sundays […]

Prescribed burn today on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A prescribed burn is being conducted on 1,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in the Pearce Canal area today, Thursday, Jan. 10, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake. This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) […]

Honoring Jayven with love

A family of two brothers, Kameron Preston and Jay V. Preston, are the third-year recipients of “TIS THE SEASON” – Christmas Gifts from Jayven. Presenters on this blessed night are mom Jacquay Johnson, Jayven’s siblings Eric and Emerie, cousin Journe Clarke and aunts Shirley Wilkerson, Jennifer Carter and Vermell White. The family will honor and […]

Westside Elementary School Events for January

• Jan. 11: Report cards go home; and Pop with a Cop • Jan. 14: Parent Tribe meeting at 6 p.m. • Jan. 18: End of second quarter Habit Rally; IReady Growth Celebration held at 1:30 p.m. • Jan. 21: No School in observance of Martin Luther King Day • Jan 22: Speech Contest practice […]

Youth died in LaBelle traffic crash

LaBELLE — A 12-year-old boy died from injuries received in a Jan. 6 traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, a 1999 Freightliner operated by Jaime Oliveros, 48, of LaBelle was traveling east on Evans Road approaching the intersection Fussell Grade Road. Noah Alvardo, 12, was riding a […]

New Year holiday waste collection

HENDRY COUNTY — The New Year holiday week waste pickup schedule from Hendry County waste hauler, Waste Connections: • Monday, Dec. 31: Pickup will be the regular schedule • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed • Wednesday, Jan. 2: Pickup date will be moved to Thursday, Jan. 3 • Thursday, Jan. 3: Pickup will be move to […]

Turkeys distributed to Hendry County workers

Hendry County government thanks U.S. Sugar Corp. for the company’s generous donation of turkeys and sugar to Hendry County employees this holiday season. County officials and residents greatly appreciate all that U.S. Sugar does to give back to our community.

LaBelle Aiport begins rehabilitation of ap

LABELLE — Wright Construction Group has begun the $1.2 million apron rehabilitation project at the LaBelle Municipal Airport, which is fully funded by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Several night closures of the active runway will need to take place (dates to follow). Pilots are asked to PLEASE TAXI WITH […]

Robotics club at Clewiston High to enter competition

English and reading instructor CLEWISTON — For the first time in history, Clewiston High School has started a robotics club, The Silver Warriors! This club is for scholars who are interested in studying STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) and helping scholars who are interested in STEM gain real-life experience in the field. Your […]

Report potential weather-caused damage

The National Weather Service in Miami issued a tornado warning for a brief period Thursday afternoon for northwestern portions of Hendry County and the southwestern area of Glades County after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was reported at 1:34 p.m. 7 miles northeast of Lehigh Acres, moving northeast at 55 mph. Radar […]