Dairy Maid milk truck comes to Hendry County

LABELLE — Farmers across the nation, and especially in Florida, have had to get a little creative during the current pandemic. Many have reorganized and begun or increased direct-to-consumer sales — those that have been beneficial both to the public and to farmers, preventing some from having to waste their product. Dairy sales, or lack […]

Community prom postponed following recommendation from FDOH

HENDRY COUNTY — Beth Barfield, the lead organizer for the local, unsanctioned, High School Prom issued a statement on Facebook, the afternoon of May 27. She wrote: “Good afternoon seniors, “Unfortunately, all proms scheduled will have to be postponed. The following statement is from Dr. Joseph Pepe, Ed.D, MSA, Administrator at the Florida Department of […]

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. […]

Community to throw prom for Glades, Hendry, and Lee County seniors

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. […]

Petman Grooming Salon reopens with care

CLEWISTON — Humberto Calvo is the master groomer and owner of Petman Grooming Salon, one of many small, local businesses that have reopened after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders had forced them to close for many weeks. Mr. Calvo has been a master groomer for 20 years, and a dog trainer for 16 years. “We just […]

Free COVID-19 testing sites available in Hendry and Glades Counties

Asymptomatic cases of people infected with COVID-19 virus are being discovered locally. Public officials and medical experts are urging people to get tested for the novel coronavirus, and have opened up multiple test sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. These tests are administered to any Hendry or Glades resident, age 18 and up. They are […]

Veterans’ headstones clean in honor of Memorial Day

LABELLE — Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 gathered at the Fort Denaud Cemetery to clean the headstones of veterans who had been buried there as part of a local movement started by Trae Zipperer, a Navy veteran. Wanting to do something to show respect for fallen soldiers, Mr. Zipperer started on a mission to clean and […]

Hendry County honors National Hospital Week

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners honored National Hospital Week at their May 12 meeting at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Commissioners thanked the local health care workers and hospital for their dedication and hard work during these trying times amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The proclamation was followed by an update on […]

Sheriff: ‘People will lie. Body cameras do not.’ Hendry County Deputies involved in shooting at block party in LaBelle

LABELLE — The Hendry County Major Crimes Unit and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 16, around 1:45 a.m. Hendry County deputies were in the area of Kissimmee and Selma Daniels Ave., breaking up a block party when gunshots were heard. Deputies responded to the […]

Clewiston Police Deptartment offers online reporting system

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Police Department recently announced details regarding use of their online reporting system. This system, the SMART Incident Reporting System, allows a police report to be submitted online, which limits the exposure to staff, law enforcement officers and citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This reporting system is not for reporting an emergency […]