Dorian preparations went smoothly in Hendry County

LABELLE — Luckily for Hendry County, it was never under the same watches and warnings as the rest of the Lake Okeechobee region last week during Dorian’s brush-by of Florida — and, officials said, it turned into one big but useful practice run. County Communications & Legislative Coordinator Emily Hunter, who was on duty keeping […]

VPK students studying colors of the rainbow

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School’s voluntary prekindergarten students in Mrs. Escobar’s class are working hard studying the colors of the rainbow.

WES students test a hypothesis

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School students conducted a sink or float experiment to test their hypothesis on which items would sink or float in water.

Children enjoy story time at the Harlem Academy Daycare

On Aug. 28, children from the Harlem Academy Daycare participated in the first preschool story time at the Florida B. Thomas Library. They enjoyed an educational story that was read to them by a positive male role model of the Harlem community. Pictured is Reverend McNealy of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church reading to the […]

CES and WES takes ‘Fives for a Ride’

CLEWISTON — Central Elementary School and Westside Elementary School take their “Fives for a Ride”! As a promised reward from last school year, the third, fourth and fifth grade students who scored 5s on their FSA and/or FCAT were picked up from school in style and were hosted during a luncheon at the Clewiston Country […]

Clewiston man seriously injured in traffic crash

HENDRY COUNTY — A Bradenton man died in a Hendry County crash Sept. 7 and a Clewiston man received serious injuries. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, a 2005 Dodge Caravan operated by Larry Gerome Willis, 32, of Clewiston was traveling eastbound negotiating a curve […]

Tigers are Hendry County champs after defeating LaBelle

LABELLE — The Clewiston Tigers are the 2019 Hendry County football champions after defeating the LaBelle Cowboys 35-3 in the Hendry County Bowl on Sept. 6. The Tigers regain the title after falling to the Cowboys last year, 24-20. It looked like the two teams might be in for a tight, back and forth affair […]

Football around the lake

Hurricane Dorian hovered off the coast of Florida for what felt like an entire month, causing many games to be canceled, postponed or played earlier. Now things are returning to normal around Lake O. • Coming off another tough loss, a 45-13 defeat to Dillard, the Pahokee Blue Devils are hosting another good opponent in […]

Airglades International Airport to break ground in spring

HENDRY COUNTY — Airglades International Airport LLC’s Chief Executive Officer Fred Ford has been busy building momentum behind the private takeover of the former Riddle Field. Now he and his investor groups are putting the last touches on all the myriad details of their 10-year project to convert the public airport into a privately developed […]

Local trans woman memorialized

PAHOKEE — A Pahokee resident murdered on Sept. 4 became the 18th transgender woman to be murdered in the United States this year (and the 17th black trans woman slain in 2019), the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council said on its Facebook page Monday, Sept. 9. The victim was Bee Love Slater. The PBCHRC […]