WGS students gathered at See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their local schools for prayer and worship during the early morning. West Glades School FCA students led this student-initiated, student-organized event on Sept. 26 before the school day began. Thanks to the many students […]

GEF gets grant to help classroom teachers and AVID funding

MOORE HAVEN — A nearly $12,000 grant of matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) will enable Glades County’s own organization to assist local schools and double the impact of donated dollars. The CFEF recently gave the Glades Education Foundation (GEF) $11,914.79 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching […]

Plan still on to push for iTech branch in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — During a joint workshop of the Glades County School Board, the County Board and the Moore Haven City Council Tuesday night, Jan. 29, at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF), Superintendent Scott Bass said the word of the night was “perseverance.” There was determination in the room but, unfortunately, not the […]

2019 School Related Employee of the Year

The Hendry Country schools announced Miguel Rodriguez as the 2019 School Related Employee of the Year. Mr. Rodriguez has been employed by the Hendry County School District as a network technician for one year. He is responsible for providing hardware and software support to all the schools and departments in the district. He has a […]

The Battle of Okeechobee returns

  OKEECHOBEE — It’s that time again. The Battle of Okeechobee, of the Second Seminole War, will be re-enacted in Okeechobee County on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. We are pleased and excited to announce that Seminole recording artist Rita Youngman will be […]

Barn and a trailer saved from 25-acre wildfire

OKEECHOBEE– On February 10, 2019 at 2:06 p.m., the Florida Forest Service and Okeechobee County Fire Rescue suppressed a 25-acre wildfire in the off N.E. 101 street, west of N.E. 128th Ave. Gusty winds blowing out of the south east at ten miles an hour spread the wildfire quickly in the dry grass (invasive cogongrass) […]

2019 Miss Hendry County contest is Saturday

CLEWISTON — The final pageant in the run-up to the 2019 Miss Hendry County Scholarship Pageant, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the main stage under the pavilion on the fairgrounds. Reigning 2018 Miss Hendry County Vivian Haney will crown the winner. The 2019 winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship, courtesy […]

Is it possible to keep my child safe online?

The recent arrest of seven individuals on human trafficking charges involving two teenage boys they met through the online gaming app “Discord” has many parents at their wits’ end trying to understand how this could happen. Children and teens are at more risk than ever from online predators. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, […]

Workforce training grants available

TALLAHASSEE — On Feb. 11, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $1.5 million in workforce training grants will be awarded to eligible Floridians through the Everglades Training Program. Created and funded by the Florida Legislature, and administered by DEO, the Everglades Training Program is designed to meet the changing workforce needs of the […]

Eight girls compete for 2019 Junior Miss Hendry County

CLEWISTON — The 2019 Junior Miss Hendry County pageant will be Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the main stage located under the pavilion on the fairgrounds. Haley Lovell, the reigning 2018 Junior Miss Hendry County, will crown the winner of the pageant. Eight girls will compete for the 2019 Junior Miss title: • […]