Martin challenges Florida’s new governor to learn more about Lake Okeechobee

  CLEWISTON — Mary Ann Martin, who was honored last weekend at Clewiston’s annual festival as a champion of Lake Okeechobee, the region’s lifeblood, issued a sharp challenge to new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he shapes the next generation of state water policy. “You can’t let these people that don’t know anything about this […]

Local gamers start own weekly tournament

  OKEECHOBEE — After Thunderdome Gaming, a comic book and board game store in Okeechobee, closed its doors back in 2015, many of their local customers found themselves traveling to the coast to find the same kind of niche products they had grown accustomed to having in town. One of those customers was Alex Clifford, […]

Bohlen wins Pahokee commission chair

Mayor Babb, Murvin returned to office PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, Regina Bohlen, easily won the open seat on the City Commission in the March 12 elections. She will take the seat of Commissioner Diane Walker, winning by a comfortable margin of 57 percent of the votes (430), to 31 percent […]

Three compete to reign as 2019 Miss Harvest Queen

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Lions Club will sponsor the upcoming 2019 Harvest Queen and Junior Harvest Queen Pageants on Saturday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, located at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. Three contestants will compete for the 2019 Miss Harvest. The Miss […]

Last chance to change your Medicare Advantage Plan

Free presentations coming to Clewiston and Moore Haven Federal deadline to change Medicare Advantage plans is March 31 MOORE HAVEN — Is your Medicare Advantage plan meeting your needs? If not, it isn’t too late to change your plan, or even go back to Original Medicare, in 2019. Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is underway through […]

FEMA recognize Clewiston Utilities with award

CLEWISTON — This past Saturday, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized Clewiston Utilities with a Restoring Communities Award for its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities following Hurricane Michael. The awards, sponsored by ENCO Utility Services, were presented at the 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville. Recipients were honored […]

Local author holds book tour

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds knows about helping others. His role as founder and CEO of Suits for Seniors, Inc. is the nation’s fastest growing youth preparedness and exposure program. His newest venture takes him into the literary world as author of Adventures of the Rich and Famous, a book about encouraging children […]

Clewiston FYI

CLEWISTON — City staff reports for the week ending Friday, March 8: Community Development Director Travis Reese reports: • A three-bedroom, two-bath home in Orchard Park is getting its Certificate of Occupancy this week. It’s approximately 1,950 square feet with a front and back porch. • Hampton Inn continues with drywall now being placed on […]

Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park Events

• On March 19, Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park will roll back into Barron Park on State Road 29 N. in LaBelle This monthly event starts at 5 p.m. and goes on until the last ride leaves the park. The South Central Florida Car Club welcomes all makes, models and years of […]

How to know when to visit the emergency room

Hendry Regional Medical Center provides tips for deciding what level of care a medical condition requires CLEWISTON — When the unexpected happens, round-the-clock emergency care at Hendry Regional Medical Center can be a lifesaver. The full-service Emergency Department provides medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Although medical care is always available, […]