Letter to the Editor – Old fire truck

Letter to the Editor I am the caretaker, for about 50 years, for the City of Venice’s first fire truck, a 1926 American LaFrance pumper affectionately named “Old Betsy.” The truck was originally purchased by Moore Haven and it was delivered there in September 1926. A couple of weeks later, the 1926 hurricane came and […]

Views at odds with conventional wisdom

CLEWISTON — Some of Ramon Iglesias’s opinions fly against prevailing winds: • Mechanical harvesting — “This past week, they (FWC) had a company named Weedoo out here, and I was not part of that, but they did have about 30 people from FWC and the biologists, University of Florida’s IFAS department, they were out here […]

Climate-smart farming should be encouraged

Guest CommentaryBy Lynetta Usher Griner, Jim Strickland and Jack Payne Special to the Lake Okeechobee News GAINESVILLE — It’s the people who feed, clothe and shelter you speaking. We need to talk. We’ve been busy producing food and fiber as well as the science to limit farming’s footprint. Now we’re talking about farming’s role in […]