In Hendry, Airglades still clearing a few hurdles

CLEWISTON — Airglades International Airport LLC’s development of an additional South Florida hub for import and export just west of Clewiston is nearing takeoff-ready status, with several recent advances in lining up shippers and support services for airport users. A news release from the corporation’s office announced last week: “With the support of the local […]

Hendry County, title firm, Habitat announce drive

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners is assisting Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties and other local organizations as a partner in helping raise money for a 2020 Habitat For Humanity home build in Hendry County. Florida Hometown Title & Escrow, a title company based at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave., Suite […]

State allocation gone, Humanities Council issues appeal

ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Humanities Council has been forced to significantly curtail its programs for the coming year and has issued a “Funding Alert,” posted recently on its website, floridahumanities.org. The Florida Legislature this session cut all financing for the FHC from the state’s budget when House Bill 4401, which would have provided the […]

Moore Haven FFA competes at state convention

ORLANDO — Glades County’s pride, the Moore Haven FFA Chapter’s Ag Issues Debate Team, took fourth place at the Florida FFA State Convention June 10-14 at the Caribe Royale Orlando. Coordinator Phillip Cosby said Thursday: “We are looking forward to next year. Thank you, Samantha Rhymes, for your help and dedication.” Ms. Rhymes is an […]

Former Talkin’ Monkeys intern works in Uganda

HENDRY COUNTY — One of Dr. Deb Misotti’s alumni from the Talkin’ Monkeys Project in rural Hendry County is now in Uganda, carrying the education that he received, in part, there into his master’s degree work on primate conservation research. Matthew Henderson, a former volunteer and intern at the sanctuary, was born in Clearwater, raised […]

Hendry County may take over bus service in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners listened intently to a presentation by an official with the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) last week about public transit availability to disabled and low-income county residents. Although Glades County is much smaller in population than neighboring Hendry County, its residents still get thousands of trips each year […]

Clewiston commission OKs new manager pact

CLEWISTON — The City Commission approved a resolution Monday, June 17, authorizing Mayor Mali Gardner to sign a contract with Randy Martin, who was selected June 3 to be their new city manager. She asked City Attorney Gary Brandenburg to describe the terms of the contract for commissioners. “We’ll just go over the basics of […]

Glades County honors Teachers of the Year

Anthony Narehood Teacher of the Year 2020 Moore Haven Elementary School Mr. Narehood’s family moved to LaBelle in 1983 and attended all the schools there, graduating in the year 2000. At 6 years old, his first experience with teaching others was teaching his younger brother, Paul, how to read when he was 3. After graduation, […]

Teachers of the Year, student leaders honored

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners recently recognized several of the school district’s Teacher of the Year honorees. Present were four of the schools’ awardees: Summer Odom, of Moore Haven Middle – High School; Anthony Narehood, of Moore Haven Elementary School; Kayla Jade Osceola, of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School; and Brad […]

Wild at Heart, facing lawyer demand, selling some animals

GLADES COUNTY — Because of their attorney’s demand for payment before the court hearing they face on July 10, Jeremy and Jamie Hargett are now urgently seeking to sell or transfer ownership of animals that live with them at Wild at Heart Wildlife Center. They’re facing an eviction lawsuit by the former owner of the […]