Big Bass tourney set for Feb. 29

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven will host the annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament Saturday, Feb. 29, at Alvin Ward Park. The tournament will get underway Feb. 29 from safe light until 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. There is no age limit and anyone can fish, but each person on the boat […]

Soccer around the Lake this week

• Glades Central Raiders: The Glades Central Raiders record of 4-4-2 is their best since 2010. The Raiders opened the season with four back-to-back wins over Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Royal Palm Beach, Inlet Grove and Glades Day. Their biggest win of the season came over Glades Day, when the Raiders rode a big […]

Senate bill addresses nutrient pollution

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is expected to address the nutrient pollution that feeds algae blooms during their 2020 session. Florida Senate Bill 712, has been tagged Florida’s Clean Waterways Act. It was filed by Senator Debbie Mayfield on Oct. 30, 2019, and is on the Jan. 22 agenda of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, […]

Expect lane closures on State Road 78 at Click Drive in Lakeport

LAKEPORT — State Road 78 (Lakeport Road) westbound at Click Drive: Permit project: On Wednesday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists should expect a westbound lane closure on S.R. 78 (Lakeport Road) at Click Drive while crews perform clean up in that area

Oversize vehicle escorted through area

The Florida Highway Patrol began conducting an escort of a permitted overdimension load (Exhaust Air Duct) through the area on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and will continue through Sunday, Jan. 26. This escort may cause minimal traffic delays and congestion. The escort will consist of two marked Florida Highway Patrol Dodge Chargers, one oversize tractor-trailer, and […]

Glades County Woman’s Club hosts a tea party

MOORE HAVEN — All members and their guests look forward to the Glades County Woman’s Club’s annual tea party/brunch, and this year’s proved to be a really fun one. Three teams competed for the best decorated table. One table even featured edible tea cups. Jenny Allen’s team won this competition, and the prize was, of […]

Glades County Property Appraiser News

My staff and I are looking forward to 2020, and will continue to provide you with courteous, prompt and efficient service you deserve. May you all have a Happy New Year. To ease the burden on you, we automatically renew property tax exemptions. This automatic renewal helps to ensure that you do not lose your […]

Mast claims Nikki Fried favoring farmers, Fried response: ‘Mast letter incorrect and purposefully misleading’

JACKSONVILLE — Yet another missive from Congressman Brian Mast was stirring up controversy last week, leading to heated debates on social media. In a Jan. 9 letter to Col. Andrew Kelly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Mast, a Republican representing the Treasure Coast, accused the corps of allowing a “grave conflict […]

Cane Grinding Festival carries on traditions

ORTONA — While locals and returning snowbirds probably are familiar with Ortona Indian Mound Park, a state historical site that was once home to Calusa Indian tribes, it is also the location of the annual Ortona Cane Grinding Festival, which takes place on the first Saturday of February each year. The park is pretty interesting […]

City of Stuart may sue Army Corps of Engineers over lake plan

The City of Stuart may file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in protest of the USACOE plan to prioritize water supply for the remainder of the dry season.