Mosquito spraying dates for portions of eastern Hendry County change

LABELLE — A state of emergency has been declared for eastern Hendry County by Sheriff Steve Whidden, with the curfew in place from Wednesday night, June 3, until early morning June 4 affecting the planned mosquito control measures that were scheduled for June 3 in Hookers Point and the U.S. 27/County Road 720 vicinity by […]

Hendry County studies broadband

HENDRY COUNTY — High-speed internet access is important for all who live, work, learn and play in Hendry County. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the critical need for broadband connectivity, as people scramble to obtain critical safety information, access health care and education, work remotely, conduct business and stay in touch to check […]

Ground spraying operations for treatment of adult mosquitoes in Hendry County begins June 1

LABELLE – Hendry County’s mosquito control contractor, Clarke, will commence ground spraying operations for adult mosquitoes on June 1 utilizing trucks in the areas of Hendry County which are assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). This truck spraying will continue weekly until further notice. The treatments will be performed […]

State purchases 10,684 acres in Hendry County for preservation

TALLAHASSEE — Property in Hendry County was included in the Florida Forever purchases approved by the Florida Cabinet on May 28. “Protecting places like Devil’s Garden in perpetuity helps us ensure open space for wildlife like panthers and healthy wetlands to protect us from both wildfires and harmful algal blooms,” said Steve Buczynski, a board […]

Community throws proms

CLEWISTON — Local high school seniors of the Class of 2020 are missing out on so much, but it seems that prom won’t be one of those things. Members of the community have rallied around Beth Browning, mostly via social media, to try to organize a prom for seniors from Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. […]

Multiple COVID-19 testing sites available in Hendry and Glades counties

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties will provide free COVID-19 testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. Hendry County Health Department in Clewiston: 1100 S. OlympiaWednesday May 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. (Weather permitting) Hendry County Health […]

Hendry County health department now a COVID-19 testing site

The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County is now a COVID-19 collection/testing site. This gives private physicians (who don’t provide testing) the opportunity to have their clients tested.

‘Sunshine’ report cards: Grades scattered

Part Two of a series March 15-21 was the annual observance of “Sunshine Week” celebrating “Your Right to Know” nationwide, led by the News Leaders Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Since then, the shock wave from the coronavirus emergency has led leaders in some states to relax or suspend their […]

Hendry County has 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19

LABELLE — Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County to 64 as of 6 p.m. on April 24. The latest confirmed cases are as follows: · 75 year old male resident of Clewiston; · 67 year old male resident of Clewiston; […]

Hendry County has 46 COVID-19 cases

LABELLE – Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County to 46. The latest confirmed cases are a 42 year old male and a 67 year old male; both are residents of Clewiston. Thirty-five of the individuals who have tested positive in […]