Hendry County Clerk’s Office not accepting passport applications

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Clerk of Court’s Office will not be accepting passport applications through March 27 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. The U. S. Department of State is not closing all of its facilities but is allowing individual passport acceptance facilities to make this decision.

Hendry County schools begin meal distribution

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County Sodexo Food Service employees were hard at work Monday, March 23, preparing bagged breakfasts and lunches for the students of the Hendry County School District. The revised meal distribution plan for Clewiston and LaBelle schools was for breakfast and lunch to be served to Clewiston and LaBelle students from 9 […]

Hendry County COVID-19 Response

LABELLE — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions. While no cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Hendry County, Hendry County EM encourages […]

Hendry County declares a local state of emergency

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County officials have declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the potential spread of the COVID-19 (ccoronavirus) and its potential impacts on the county. The declaration is effective immediately as of 4:28 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. Although there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hendry County at […]

Hendry Democrats to present new bylaws at LaBelle meeting

LABELLE — The Hendry Democratic Party’s Bylaw Revision Committee will present new bylaws at the organization’s Dec. 16 monthly dinner meeting at LaBelle’s 7 Mares Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, 415 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. In accordance with Florida Democratic Party rules, the vote on adopting these bylaws will take place at the January […]

Garcia Farm to add more worker housing

LABELLE — Hendry County commissioners applauded Garcia Family Farm before approving the corporation’s request Oct. 22 for a special exception amendment that will let it put in new worker housing south of Clewiston. Commissioner Karson Turner questioned why one Local Planning Agency board member voted against recommending the county approve the project. County Administrator Jennifer […]

Hendry County BCC revised meeting schedule

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has made several changes to the meeting schedule from Sept. 3 to Oct.8. These changes include budget workshops, budget hearings, regular Board meetings, and a roaming Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Sept. 3 – Budget workshop is postponed to Sept.10. • Sept. 10 […]

Hendry County road and bridge report for April 2

HENDRY COUNTY — Below is a report on projects recently completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department: Mowing/Slopemowing • LaBelle Airport • Northeast Eucalyptus Boulevard • Sunshine Acres • Ladeca • 7K Subdivision • Harlem • Clewiston Area • Old U.S. 27 • Hendry County Sign at Palm Beach County Line • Airglades […]

Hendry Talent Fest events help reach students

HENDRY COUNTY — Talent competitions were held at the high schools in Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven. The top three winners from each school competed in the final talent competition at the Sugar Festival in Clewiston on Friday, March 15. The events gave the Florida Department of Health Hendry and Glades, Drug Free Hendry and […]

Wheeler Estates moves toward development style

LaBELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners has begun a process that will result in a special set of Land Development Code regulations specific to the area along the Lee County line known as Wheeler Estates. Southwest of LaBelle and lacking direct access to Florida State Road 80 (the east-west artery connecting to the […]