Putting kids first: Back to School Bash

PAHOKEE — The 2019 Back to School Bash was Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pahokee High School gymnasium. The celebration’s sponsors included Waste Management, H.E. Hill Foundation and Florida Crystals.

Glades residents celebrate

BELLE GLADE — Glades Region schools celebrated on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Belle Glade Marina with food, music, face painting and more. Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee and Canal Point residents were invited to celebrate all of the schools in the Glades Region earning a grade rating of C or better. Face painting was […]

SCORE business seminar planned

LABELLE — Partnering with SCORE, the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corp. and the Hendry County Economic Development Council are beginning a new program of business seminars this week called the Engage Hendry Learning Series. They will take place at the Barron Library, 461 N. Main St. in LaBelle, 33935. On Thursday, Aug. […]

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.

Hendry County Road & Bridge Department to repair intersection

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Road & Bridge Department will be performing repairs at the intersection of Margaret Street and WC Owens Avenue on Friday, August 9. Intermittent closures may be necessary between the hours of 8 a.m. until noon. Please seek an alternate route if possible and allow extra time to reach your destination. If […]

Learn how to fight melaleuca and pepper trees; there is lots going on in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Moose Lodge 1753 hosts events; Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will hold the following events: Hamburger or shrimp dinners will be served on Friday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. Pork roast dinners will be served on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. Music by Double D runs from 6 to 9 […]

Lakeside Medical graduates 7th class of residents

BELLE GLADE — Strength, courage, character, confidence and dignity. Those were the words of encouragement and guidance given to three new physician graduates of Lakeside Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program. “You have a tremendous opportunity to make a big impact on society,” said Duclos Dessalines, M.D., the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony, which […]

Back to School Supply Drive enjoys large turnout

MOORE HAVEN — On Aug. 1, Shon Croskey, a teacher at Moore Haven Elementary School, staged her second Back to School Supply Drive. She and her cousin Tony Patrick had their first drive last year. Ms. Croskey worked hard to make this year’s drive an even bigger success. She reached out to former and present […]

Harlem Civic Center hosts Census Town Hall Meeting and the Goodwill Mobile Job Links Bus on Aug. 14

CLEWISTON — the Harlem Civic Cultural Arts Center, Seventh Street, will hold the following events on Wednesday, Aug. 14: At 2:30 p.m. a Census Town Hall Meeting will present “2020 Census 101: What you need to know.” This will cover what you need to know about a census job. From 2 to 5 p.m. The […]

It’s ‘game on’ for Lake O treehouse restoration

BELLE GLADE — Much to the delight of sportsmen, the Lake Okeechobee Tree House Rebuild campaign on Facebook and GoFundMe hit its goal within four days of when “GatorMike” Goyette and other airboaters started it last week. He reported on the dedicated fundraiser pages Thursday, Aug. 1, that there were 22 donors plus outside contributors […]