CES celebrates Literacy Week

Central Elementary School in Clewiston celebrated Literacy Week by integrating the importance of reading into students’ preparation for future careers. They started the week off with a Career Literacy Parade, where each grade dressed for a specialized career that they would read and learn about all week. Upper grades paired with lower-grade students as one-on-one […]

Hendry County Road Watch

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. • SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park:  Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, […]

Glades County Road Watch

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.   • SR 80 from Birchwood Drive to Collingswood Boulevard: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

Community Events for Okeechobee

Community events … VETERANS NEWS —- BHR VFW hosts events The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge, will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. A memorial service for Archie “Buck” Webb will be held at 2 p.m. […]

Rebuild Florida Outreach Team to assist homeowners

BELLE GLADE — Rebuild Florida Outreach Team will be at the Belle Glade Public Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., on Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will help homeowners register for assistance to rebuild Hurricane Irma damaged […]

Habitat for Humanity sets wall-raising party

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Habitat for Humanity is seeking public support and participation for a Wall Raising Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 22, as it begins construction of the county’s first Habitat homes. Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and Wallace International Trucks will host a Glades County Economic Development Council business social that day at […]

WGS halfway to collection goal

Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. West Glades School has set a goal this year to collect 100 gallons of pull tabs and has just reached 40 gallons. Students are working hard to collect tabs and will be continuing throughout […]

Green Thumb Garden Club News

On Nov. 13, 2018, the Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) met at the First United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center. The purpose of the meeting was to rejuvenate Christmas decorations for the public library in Clewiston. Every year for the past 40 years, the GTGC has decorated the library with natural plants and […]

WGS Sunshine State Readers continued to read in November and December

West Glades students are continuing to read the Sunshine State books. The following categories are for the months of November and December. WGS thanks the Florida Power and Light funding through the Glades Education Foundation that provided their Sunshine State books this year!

West Glades School January Sunshine State Update

West Glades School (WGS) has a new update from the library for the January Sunshine State Reading Contest. The contest ends April 5, so WGS hopes to add more readers to the list! Three Book Readers: Erik Juarez Alonso, Mallory Saxon, Stephanie Pereyra-Aguilar, Camy Permenter and Luis Gamez. One student is missing in the photo. […]