Hendry County teachers rally for education funding

LaBelle and Clewiston to urge legislators to support public school financing and public school children. Kimberly Stitt, president of the Hendry County Education Association, said: “Our public schools are being starved of funds to meet the needs of students, teachers and districts. Last year we were given 47 cents while hundreds of millions were given […]

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.  

Pahokeeans celebrate their city’s legacy

PAHOKEE — The annual “I Love Pahokee Day” festivities took place at the city’s waterfront over St. Patrick’s Day weekend this year, drawing hundreds to the relaxing parklike setting on Lake Okeechobee’s shore to enjoy music, food, games and camaraderie. An election had just taken place on Tuesday, March 12, and the gathering Saturday had […]

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, who […]

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 […]