Road work to be performed on Dalton Lane

LABELLE — State Road 80 westbound and eastbound from Dalton Lane to one half mile west of Hendry Isle Boulevard: Traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed travel lanes. The traffic switch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14, but weather delays have caused the traffic switch to take place on Thursday, Aug. 15, […]

Bedz for Kidz helps Southwest Florida children feel at home

Guest CommentaryBy Cynthia Shafer Guardian ad Litem volunteer When children are abused, abandoned or neglected, someone needs to step forward and provide compassionate, unwavering care in loco parentis. In 2001, I met a local grandmother who was willing to welcome her grandchild into her home instead of having the court system assign that child to […]

New bistro depends on working class around the lake

LAKEPORT — Stephanie and Bill Matchekosky found a little slice of heaven on Lake Okeechobee a couple of decades ago, visiting often to go fishing while raising a family in Naples. They took the leap and moved out here in 2007 after selling their auto body shop there in 2004. “It was the draw of […]

Airglades program planned

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is hosting another informational session this week to be conducted by executives of Airglades International Airport LLC — and it will be the first one in quite some time. AIA LLC is the investors’ consortium that is taking the airport west of Clewiston private in a partnership with […]

4-H clubs ready for new school year

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County 4-H Clubs offer a variety of activities and programs for the 2019-2020 school year. “Our new 4-H year begins Sept. 1, so there may be some changes to this list as the clubs renew,” explained Noelle Guay, Palm Beach County 4-H extension agent. “We just hired a new […]

Teen cares for injured mother

FORT PIERCE — Day after day, 17-year-old Shyann Hicks sits at her mom’s bedside at Lawnwood Medical Center. She has done this for the last six months, and there is no end in sight, because her mother was in a major car accident on March 7, and they have no idea when she might be […]

Appreciation banquet to honor Coach Hollimon to be held Aug. 17

OKEECHOBEE — An Appreciation Banquet to honor Coach Hollimon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cowboy’s Restaurant, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. Previous players from Coach Hollimon’s coaching sports are invited to attend the event.

Moore Haven under boil water notice

MOORE HAVEN — A pump failed at U.S. 27 and C.R. 78. Therefore, as a precaution, it is advised that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used. This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect for […]

Quantum Foundation invests in county’s health

WEST PALM BEACH — The board of trustees of Quantum Foundation, under the chairmanship of Ethel Isaacs Williams, recently approved 12 new grants totaling more than $1.1 million to Palm Beach County-based nonprofits. Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County residents. In 1998, Quantum Foundation marked its […]

Okeechobee County boy is deputy for a day

OKEECHOBEE — Once again, our local heroes are making life a little more fun for a young boy in our community by taking time out of their busy schedules to make him feel special. On Monday, Aug. 5, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office made 8-year-old Connor Jackson an honorary deputy for a day. Last month, […]