Hendry County Cattlemen to hold benefit

MOORE HAVEN — Dinner will be served by the Hendry County Cattlemen to honor the lives of Dustin Chapman, Charlie Ford and Easton Moss on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N. U.S. 27. All proceeds will benefit the families of Dustin, Charlie and Easton. If you are interested […]

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 […]

Glades Courthouse security system upgraded

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board agreed to upgrade the courthouse’s security system by a unanimous vote at its meeting on Aug. 26. A lightning strike at the courthouse a few weeks ago, said Deputy County Manager Bob Jones, damaged the current camera security system. The proposal to repair the system was $11,000, and […]

Water managers move more water south

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and returned to “seasonal readiness” at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The district received an average of about 1 inch of rainfall throughout Hurricane Dorian. District staff are working to return the regional flood control system to normal operations. The district […]

Road Watch for Glades 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 Fifth Street to north of S.R. 78: (Construction projec) Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from […]

Heartland counties still have no voice at SFWMD

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will focus on water quality issues at its Sept. 11 workshop meeting in West Palm Beach. The Heartland counties of the South Florida Water Management District will once again have no representation. The seat for the at-large member for an area that includes […]

SFWMD re-opening public access to recreation land after Hurricane Dorian passed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-opened public access to SFWMD-managed land and all land managed in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as of Thursday, Sept. 5. Access was temporarily closed for public safety last week because of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Information on all SFWMD-managed lands […]

New homeowners get keys to Habitat homes

MOORE HAVEN — Two Glades County residents received the harvest of their own sweat equity and Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to assisting lower-income individuals in finding affordable housing on Friday, Aug. 23. Also, on Aug. 26 the Glades County Board deeded another single-family home lot it declared as surplus property to the Charlotte County Habitat […]

Moore Haven Terriers fall to Shiloh Christian

ORLANDO – On Aug. 30 as everyone in South Florida was waiting to see which direction Hurricane Dorian would turn, the Moore Haven Terriers were making the 150-mile journey to Orlando to face the Shiloh Christian Saints. The Saints had an even longer journey for the game, coming all the way from their school in […]

Glades Inn site sale agreement OK’d

MOORE HAVEN — A little over a year after they accepted a plan to buy and develop the site of the old Glades Inn, the Glades County commissioners approved a purchase and sale agreement with New Moore Haven LLC on Aug. 26. The matter had been tabled from their Aug. 13 meeting. Commissioner John Ahern […]

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