It is never safe to leave your kids in the car

OKEECHOBEE — There are several reasons people cite for leaving children unattended in vehicles, and most of them do not involve intentional cruelty. However, intentional or not, in 2018, 53 children died after being left inside hot cars in the United States. Many parents feel it is safe to run into a store for just […]

CHS launches telehealth counseling

WINTER PARK — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering free, confidential telehealth counseling for children, teens and families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of child care, interruptions to social interactions and daily routines. Children’s Home Society began in 1902 with the Orphan […]

Local first-grader raises $1,000 for charity

  Unlike a typical 7-year-old, Dexter Sewell spends his free time raising money to save sea turtles instead of sitting in front of a video game or the television. His mom, Samantha, said Dexter has always liked turtles, but his passion to save them began after he saw a YouTube video of a sea turtle […]

Local children compete in Future Chef Challenge

  LaBELLE — On Wednesday, March 6, things were really heating up in the LaBelle Elementary School cafeteria for the 2019 Future Chefs National Challenge, presented by the Hendry County Schools Food Service Department. A panel of distinguished judges sat on the stage, watching ravenously, as the kids worked hard to prepare the recipes they […]

Clewiston’s AYSO thanks City of Clewiston

Clewiston’s American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 1267, would like to thank the City of Clewiston for city staff’s support this past season. You helped make our 20th year of soccer a success for our youths.  

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week for the week of March 4

South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 4. Pictured in no particular order are: Embree Rose, Tatiana Castillo, Zoe Stephens, Miguel Orduna, Mason Fox, Devin Lattimore, Weston Yates, Lyndon Botello, Jayla McElroy, Blaze Hegedus , Andrew Mills, Rachel Brady, Cindy Garcia, Annabelle Forrest-Martin, Gavin Dutton, […]

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 22

South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 18. In no particular order they are: Elaina Seder, Chayton Cornejo, Nicholas Kensel, Elliot Schwier, Ethan Sanchez, Addyson Lyng, Karina Garcia, Isabella Parada, Paisley Daschke, Kylie Morgan, Mackenzie Farrell, Blaine Rolen, Amy Hernandez, Wyatt Syples, Haylee Ricker, Hailey […]

When I grow up: Willie wants to play football

  Willie Jones wants to be a football player when he grows up. He likes to play football because it is fun. He thinks it would be cool and he likes being on a team. Willie is 7 years old. Football comes naturally to 17-year-old Blaine Keathley, and that’s one of the reasons he loves […]

When I grow up: Eli is already a cowboy

  “I’m already a cowboy,” said 5-year-old Eli Harvey, son of Jim Jr. and Celeste Harvey, and his mom agrees. “He was born and raised a cowboy,” she said. “He gets up at 5 a.m. and works like a grown man.” Eli loves being a cowboy because he loves riding horses and working cows, “especially […]

When I grow up: Korbin wants to be a ninja

  “I want to be a ninja so I can protect people and wear a cool headband,” says 6-year-old Korbin Shaddon, who happens to be Student of the Week in his kindergarten class at South Elementary School this week. Korbin thinks it would be pretty cool to break a wooden block, too! If you ask […]