Anglers to protest lake spraying

CLEWISTON — Lake Okeechobee area residents who oppose the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic vegetation on the big lake will gather protest on Feb. 22 on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 600 Hoover Dike Road in Clewiston. The demonstration will start at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will […]

Transportation Disadvantaged Services set to resume in Glades and Hendry County on Monday

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — MV Transportation will be the Emergency Community Transportation Coordinator for Glades and Hendry Counties and they are preparing to resume services on Monday, Feb. 24, in the area. Glades and Hendry Riders should call MV Transportation at 800-260-0139. Lee County Riders should call LeeTran at 239-533-0300.

Call the Transportation Disadvantaged Information Phone Line for Hendry and Glades service area

LABELLE — As of 8 a.m. on Feb. 20, residents with questions or concerns regarding the transportation disadvantaged services in Hendry and Glades Counties are asked to contact the following number: 863-612-4700. Hendry County staff will be available to take calls at 863-612-4700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays until a transportation disadvantaged […]

Good Wheels suspends services

The transportation disadvantaged service provider for Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier Counties, Good Wheels, INC., has announced plans to suspend operations at end of business day on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Hendry County administration is working with local, regional and state organizations in order to ensure that Hendry County residents continue to receive transportation disadvantaged […]

Farm fresh blueberries grown in Hendry County

LABELLE — Early Saturday morning, the sweet smell of berry blossoms wafted through my neighborhood, beckoning us to follow it and find the source. We happily discovered that just over a mile from my doorstep sits Blueberry Bunch Farm. Florida’s southernmost — and Hendry County’s only — blueberry farm tends to approximately 60,000 blueberry bushes. […]

Earth Day is coming … are you ready?

LABELLE — Post-industrial waste, damaged/unusable materials and/or closed-loop solutions are all ways to work on reducing the waste stream. If you know of a business or organization that is doing any of these things, invite them to be part of the Hendry County Earth Day celebration. “We are just looking for all local companies, organizations […]

The 2020 Census: Count me in!

HENDRY COUNTY — What do Hendry County, fair representation, redistricting and $675 million have in common? The 2020 Census. It’s coming, and taking part is your civic duty. The census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the results determine congressional representation and federal funding for states and communities like ours. […]

Guardians speak up for local children in need

HENDRY COUNTY — Do you have love for children? Do you ever wonder how you could make a difference in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, been abandoned or suffered neglect? The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program is in search of more volunteers. This program is often the only consistency a child may […]

Teens charged with theft of ATVs

HENDRY COUNTY — On Thursday, Feb. 13, Hendry County Deputies were notified by Seminole Police Department (SPD) that two ATVs had been stolen and were being transported in a U-Haul trailer. Hendry County Deputy Aguirre located a U-Haul trailer connected to a black pick-up truck, both fitting the description provided by SPD on County Road […]

Anglers to protest lake spraying

CLEWISTON — Concerned about Lake Okeechobee? Lake Okeechobee area residents who oppose the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic vegetation on the big lake are planning a protest on Feb. 22 on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 600 Hoover Dike Road in Clewiston. The demonstration will start at […]