Hendry County has total of 1,783 COVID-19 positive since March

LABELLE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 10 report shows 1,783 Hendry County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101. The county has had 38 deaths and 152 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to the Agency for Health […]

Hendry County has total of 1,725 COVID-19 positive since March

LABELLE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 7 report shows 1,725 Hendry County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101. The county has had 37 deaths and 149 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to the Agency for Health […]

Date looming for reopening of Hendry schools

HENDRY COUNTY — The reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved, due to the state’s deadline for submittal looming over the board as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. Changes to the plan are sure to be made, as meetings continue. At their last meeting, the members […]

Lake Okeechobee slowly rising

WEST PALM BEACH — Lake Okeechobee is rising slowly at a rate beneficial for the Big O. According to biologists, a slow but steady rise allows the submerged aquatic vegetation to grow. If the lake rises too fast, it can damage SAV. On Thursday, the lake level was 13.4 feet above sea level. In an […]

Lock and dam named in honor of Julian Keen Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Bill, which included a provision to rename the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to the Julian Keen Jr. Lock and Dam in honor of the late Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Julian Keen Jr. Keen, who had worked with […]

Sugar farmers respond to lawsuit over cane burning; Lawsuit is based on ‘modeling,’ not documented air quality data

MIAMI — A lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 residents of towns south of Lake Okeechobee who claim to have been harmed by the ash and particulates from sugarcane burning uses hypothetical modeling data rather than the actual air quality data available from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, according to the response filed Aug. […]

LaBelle woman dies in single-vehicle accident

LABELLE — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a 49-year-old Clewiston man was traveling eastbound on State Road 80 one mile east of east Cowboy Way in heavy rain when he lost control of his pickup truck. The truck traveled off the roadway into the […]

COVID-19 testing schedule at health departments

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties continues to provide free COVID-19. All testing is weather permitting, by appointment only. • Glades County Health Department in Moore Haven: 1021 Health Park Drive, phone 863-946-0707, Monday, Aug. 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Hendry County Health Department in Clewiston: […]

Hendry County has total of 1,709 COVID-19 positive since March

LABELLE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 6 report shows 1,709 Hendry County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101. The county has had 37 deaths and 149 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to the Agency for Health […]

Growing up Florida-friendly

A new illustrated children’s book that explains the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) — aims to help grade school students learn how they can garden at home with yards that not only thrive but also help protect Florida’s waterways. The book is titled “Growing Up Florida-Friendly. In the book, characters Flory, Russell and Harriett […]