Date looming for reopening of Hendry schools

HENDRY COUNTY — The reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved, due to the state’s deadline for submittal looming over the board as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. Changes to the plan are sure to be made, as meetings continue. At their last meeting, the members […]

Lock and dam named in honor of Julian Keen Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Bill, which included a provision to rename the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to the Julian Keen Jr. Lock and Dam in honor of the late Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Julian Keen Jr. Keen, who had worked with […]

Growing up Florida-friendly

A new illustrated children’s book that explains the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) — aims to help grade school students learn how they can garden at home with yards that not only thrive but also help protect Florida’s waterways. The book is titled “Growing Up Florida-Friendly. In the book, characters Flory, Russell and Harriett […]

Hendry County Schools to open fully virtually

LABELLE — During the July 28 Hendry School Board meeting, the original reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved by the board. The plan was approved with haste, due to the State’s deadline looming over the board, as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. However, changes were […]

Hendry County sheriff stands behind Trump

TAMPA — President Donald Trump delivered a campaign speech at the Tampa International Airport on Friday, July 31, while 15 Florida sheriffs — including Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden — stood behind him. “Yesterday, I had the honor of representing Hendry County, while standing with my fellow sheriffs and our president, showing our support for […]

Date looming for reopening of Hendry Schools

HENDRY COUNTY — The reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved, due to the State’s deadline for submittal looming over the board as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. Changes to the plan are sure to be made, as meetings continue. For now, Aug. 17, is set […]

Children swing into positive fairways and futures

CLEWSTON — This year, during the pandemic, many summer camps were closed. But, over at the Clewiston Golf Course, children of any experience level between the ages of 5-12, were invited to attend Junior Golf Camp. The cost was $150 per child, and there were two summer sessions, one held in June and another in […]

New hotel opens in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — Due to the complications and concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Grand Opening celebration of the new Clewiston Hampton Inn has been postponed. However, located on U.S. 27, just 2 miles from Lake Okeechobee at 305 W. Sugarland Highway, construction has been completed on the beautiful, new, three story, 86-room hotel. They are now open […]

‘Back the Blue’ rally planned for Hendry County

LABELLE — Longtime LaBelle resident Roger Alexander has been thinking about finding a way for the community to show their appreciation for law enforcement, since watching current events take off around the country. He pondered the best way to not only show support, but to eventually work to bring the community together for a conversation […]

Hendry County Candidate Forums to be on Facebook Live

CLEWISTON — A series of Hendry County Candidate Forums will be conducted virtually on Thursday, July 30. The events are being hosted by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and will be live via their Facebook page. The event announcements explain, “Be sure to join us during this event or watch and post comments and questions […]