Hendry County Health Office relocates

LABELLE — The Hendry County Environmental Health Office has relocated from its temporary location, 3300 Utility Drive, to the permanent office located in the Hendry County Health Department at 1140 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Full services were available on Monday, Aug. 19. The Bacteriological Water Lab for Hendry & Glades counties has also been relocated […]

Mosquito treatment continues

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County will conduct aerial adult mosquito control operations over Caloosa Estates, Caloosa Shores, CR720 Vicinity, Double J Acres, Felda, Flaghole, Ft. Denaud, Ft. Denaud Acres, Hookers Point, LaBelle Acres (Case and Evans Roads), LaBelle Ranchettes (alphabet roads), LaDeca, Montura Ranch Estates, Murray Road and Phillips Road Vicinity, North LaBelle, Northwest Hendry […]

Cheerleaders excel at camp

BELLE GLADE — Varsity cheerleaders from Glades Day School finished UCA camp with three All Americans: Hana Lohmann, Arielle Harvey and Chloe Wilson! The team had a superior ranking and was invited to the Orange Bowl for the second consecutive year!

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 […]

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 […]

City of Clewiston awarded funding for projects

2019-2020 budget enables local infrastructure projects to begin CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission is proud to announce the city’s 2019-2020 Florida budget requests have been approved by Gov. DeSantis. With this award, the city will move forward with critical infrastructure projects to protect our environment and promote long-term job growth. Two million dollars is […]

What’s the law on ‘finders keepers’?

OKEECHOBEE — “Finders keepers, losers weepers!” We’ve all said it at one time or another, but do we really mean it? Where do we draw the line? If someone finds my stuff, am I OK with him keeping it, or am I only OK with him keeping the other guy’s stuff? Is it only OK […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Arlene Baker is an amazing volunteer

OKEECHOBEE — Recently, I received a call from someone who wanted to nominate a volunteer from Raulerson Hospital for the Inspiring Okeechobee series. She didn’t want the person she was nominating to know who she was, but she told me this person, Arlene Lester-Baker, was one of the hardest workers she had ever met in […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Catherine Jeffers wants to be remembered for more than music

OKEECHOBEE — Catherine Jeffers was born and raised in Fort Pierce, but she has been in Okeechobee so long most people think she was born here, she said. Her family lived in White City until she was five years old, and in her first year of school, she had to ride the bus. She was […]

Community mourns trio of cowboys lost too soon

MOORE HAVEN — A wave of grief has washed over this community and a wide group of local cowboys, cowgirls and their families, friends and acquaintances all during this past week. Anyone who’s on Facebook with friends in this area hasn’t been able to miss the news, and if you drive out U.S. 27 a […]