Big O Teen Anglers host tournament on Lake O

The Big O Teen Anglers held their second 2-day tournament of the year out of the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on Lake Okeechobee on Oct. 27 and 28. The weather was absolutely beautiful both days and many nice, healthy bass were caught. The angler’s caught a total of 91 bass with only one loss and the […]

Letter to the Editor: Join anglers for Lake Okeechobee to solve multiple water problems

There is no other place in the world I prefer to be than out on Lake Okeechobee. This lake is not only the lifeblood of my family and my community, but also of the Florida Everglades, and for far too long my home lake has been ignored. Instead of being treated as a world-class fishing […]

Clewiston’s CES teachers honored

Former 5th grade classmates, and 2009 Clewiston High School graduates, Ms. Samples and Ms. Price, were honored with the title of Support Staff and Teacher of the Year, Monday, Nov. 12. They have gone back to their Clewiston Tiger roots to lead the Central Cubs, to reach their potential, as they both have done! They […]

Clewiston Museum to host ‘Fancy Pantsy Arty Party’

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum is hosting its annual “Fancy Pantsy Arty Party” art show on Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Artists from around Lake Okeechobee will be exhibiting their work. The paintings reflect colorful themes depicting the Glades Heritage as well as other Florida subjects. The art show will interest every art […]

Hendry board OKs land code changes for Airglades

The Hendry County Board has approved proposed changes in an amendment to the county Code of Ordinances’ sections on airports, zoning districts and dimensional and density regulations, which will limit residential and incompatible land uses in the vicinity of Airglades Airport. Commissioners conducted their second and final public hearing on the amendment Tuesday, May 22. […]

Aztec Commons gets commission’s approval

CLEWISTON — No public input but just a few commissioners’ questions were heard when the Clewiston City Commission conducted a public hearing Monday, May 21, regarding the rezoning of 11 lots at 710 S. W.C. Owen Ave. for multifamily residential housing. It was the second reading and final approval of an ordinance allowing the property’s […]

Guardians ad Litem ‘speak for the child’

The State of Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program is a network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide a strong voice in court and positive systemic change on behalf of Florida’s abused and neglected children. There are currently GAL Programs in all 20 judicial circuits in Florida. The program’s mission is simple […]

Digital lessons demonstrated at EES

CLEWISTON — Silicon Valley technology came to the teachers and classrooms of Hendry County as part of a demonstration at Eastside Elementary School (EES) in Clewiston on May 7. Teachers across the country in cities and in rural areas alike are exploring technology to make their students 21st-century learners, according to a 6-year-old educational tech […]

With Airglades on radar, Hendry is preparing

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County commissioners considered several agenda items during their meeting Tuesday, May 8, having to do with Airglades Airport and the planning for its takeover by a consortium of private agricultural and shipping interests led by Fred Ford. The county board picked one of two companies that responded to its Request for […]

Meet the author Cynthia Morrison on May 17

The Clewiston Public Library, located at 120 W. Osceola Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, May 16, due to the Annual Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) Library Staff Day.  They will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, May, 17 at 9 a.m. Meet and listen to local author Cynthia Morrison present her Gothic literature […]