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. • .S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833: (Construction project) Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add […]

Anglers encourage all to attend FWC meeting

STUART — Use of chemical herbicides to control harmful aquatic plants on Florida’s waterways is not on the agenda for the July meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, but the subject is expected to come up during the public comments period. “I need everyone who cares about Florida’s future to join me at […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues algae warning

Based on information provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Health, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advises the public, marinas and those operating commercial and recreational vessels through the Okeechobee Waterway that there is the potential of encountering blue green algae. The Okeechobee Waterway is the coast-to-coast waterway […]

Clewiston student wins Phi Beta Lambda contest

LAKE WORTH — Four Palm Beach State College (PBSC) students each placed in the top 10 in national Phi Beta Lambda competitions, including one who brought home a first-place prize. They were among more than 1,400 students from colleges and universities across the country who attended this year’s Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June […]

Royal’s in Clewiston adds Clearance Center

CLEWISTON — Royal’s Furniture, a mainstay business in the Glades communities for 90 years, has opened a new Clearance Center in Clewiston, and they’re having a New, Used, Scratch and Dent Sale of one-of-a-kind clearance items this month. It’s part of their usual Independence Celebration Sale, which started June 27, but this year it runs […]

Hendry County hosts Wheeler Estates dialogue

LABELLE — Hendry County will host a community meeting for the Wheeler Estates residents on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m., at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center, 4425 State Road 80, LaBelle. The meeting will include a presentation on the final land use amendments for Wheeler Estates, proposed Hendry County Residential Design Standards and […]

McAvoy leaving after 22 years of service

LABELLE — Gene McAvoy is set to retire July 31 after spending 22 years in his position as the Hendry County Extension Service’s director and the regional vegetable Extension agent for Southwest Florida. It’s not just the vast local knowledge he’s assembled during and before that time in agricultural fields that the Extension Service of […]

Corps accepts comment on Lake O Watershed Project

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public comment on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) revised draft Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/EIS). Public comment will be accepted through Aug. 19. The corps plan proposes a shallow (with water up to about 4 feet deep) Wetland […]

Researchers want to prevent HABs

ALVA – Can scientists find a way to prevent harmful algae blooms (HABs)? “We’re looking for a kink in the armor,” Dr. Barry Rosen, of the U.S. Geological Survey, explained Monday as researchers set up an experiment on the Caloosahatchee River. “Once you have an algae bloom, it’s almost too late,” he said. By then, […]

Veteran LaRose did it for his country

BELLE GLADE — John F. Kennedy said, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” That speech was the inspiration for Veteran Nicholas S. LaRose’s decision to join the Air Force when he was 18 years old. Born in Syracuse, […]