Study needed to understand red tide, says FWC official

FORT MYERS — The Florida Gulf Coast is once again suffering from red tide, according to the ecological conditions report presented by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. The meeting took place at Florida Gulf Coast University. […]

CDC lake study comments close November 18

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will close the public comment period on a proposed study of persons exposed to algae in Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 18. CDC-2019-0079, published Sept. 17 in the Federal Register, proposes a collection project titled “Aerosols from cyanobacterial blooms: Exposures and health effects in a highly […]

Road Watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • U.S. 27 from Industrial Canal to Central Street in Clewiston: (Construction project) Crews will install welcome signs, lighting, fencing, and landscaping at the eastern […]

Clewiston woman dies in auto accident

CLEWISTON — Florida Highway Patrol has reported a fatality in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to the press release, Judy Nell Vann, 74, of Clewiston, was traveling north on Flaghole Road approaching the intersection of U.S. 27 in a 2003 Dodge Caravan. Armando Izquierdo Nistal, 60, of Hialeah, […]

Clewiston Tigers advance to regional semifinal

LAKE PLACID — With the game on the line, the Clewiston Tigers went on a long, decisive final drive against the Lake Placid Dragons on Nov. 8 to win the regional quarterfinal 28-21 and advance in the playoffs. The Dragons had just scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game and were looking […]

Hendry County’s new clerk of courts sworn in

LABELLE — The new Hendry County clerk of courts, Kimberley Barrineau, was sworn in to her position by the Honorable Judge Sloan at the courthouse on Friday, Nov. 1. Her title is interim clerk of courts, until her official appointment by the governor. Ms. Barrineau grew up in Hendry County and has lived here all […]

Clewiston’s city manager lays out growth strategy

CLEWISTON — City Manager Randy Martin, who’s been on the job here for four months now, has cogitated some firm ideas about how to stimulate this city’s economic base in that time. He wrote an update for the community and an appeal for other new ideas last week about that major issue on many citizens’ […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

Playoff football is alive and well around the lake this week as three teams attempt to battle their way to an appearance in the state championship. • Pahokee Blue Devils: The Pahokee Blue Devils had the week off to come down from their emotional win over the Glades Day Raiders in the Muck Bowl on […]

Alliance still fighting Lake O misinformation

CLEWISTON — The Lake Okeechobee Alliance marked the third anniversary of its first rally and founding Nov. 5, and its president, Julia du Plooy, said while the group’s mission and tactics have morphed slightly, its prime goal is the same. It’s always been about combating misinformation and malicious attacks on the agricultural interests and business […]

Hundreds of area schoolkids intrigued at career expo

MOORE HAVEN — Over 600 middle and high school students from the Glades County School District and Clewiston Christian School enjoyed a Career and College Fair last week at the regional training center. Glades County Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass credited the organizers — the district’s testing coordinator, Dr. John Huysman, along with Moore Haven […]