Cocoa man dies in crash on Flaghole Road

CLEWISTON — A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, a 2006 Ford Escape driven by a 46-year-old man, of Cocoa, was traveling northbound on Flaghole Road, south of U.S. 27. A 2000 Ford Excursion operated by Michael Varnum, 47, of Clewiston, was traveling southbound on […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of October 20

HENDRY COUNTY — U.S. 27 from Industrial Canal to Central Street in Clewiston: Construction project: Crews will install architectural signs, lighting, fencing, and landscaping at the eastern (west of San Diego Street North) and western (west of Lewis Boulevard) city limits of the City of Clewiston. The contractor is Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc. Estimated project […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Sergio Rodriquez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Sergio Rodriquez, 44, Hispanic, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. His last known address was on Northwest 12th Drive in Belle Glade. His occupation is a farm worker. Rodriguez is wanted on a […]

Glades County Clerk of Court offering savings event on fees to reinstate driver license

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Clerk’s Office will be holding an Operation Greenlight event Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glades County Clerk’s Office, 500 Ave. J, Room 102 in Moore Haven. During Operation Green Light, Glades County customers […]

Glades County Woman’s Club hosts BBQ Rib Competition on Oct. 19

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Woman’s Club will host a Grilling and Chilling event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Tom Perry Park, Riverside Drive in Moore Haven. This event is a BBQ Rib Competition. Proceeds provide mammograms and help with community projects. Events schedule is as […]

Okeechobee County awarded gold by Florida Healthy Kids

OKEECHOBEE — In collaboration with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and as members of the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation officially announced Okeechobee County as a gold level award recipient. This two-year award is granted to school districts that meet self-assessment tool requirements based on sustainable infrastructure, policy, […]

Glades County Woman’s Club hosts BBQ Rib Competition on Oct. 19

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Woman’s Club will host a Grilling and Chilling event on Saturday, Oct. 19, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This event is a BBQ Rib Competition. Proceeds provide mammograms and help with community projects. Events schedule is as follows: • 7 a.m. — Rib cook off begins. • […]

West County Senior Centers hosts Senior Mature Driver class Oct. 24

BELLE GLADE — West County Senior Center will host a Senior Mature Driver class to be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The West County Senior Center is located at 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. Register today for the upcoming Senior Mature Driver class to save up to […]

South Elementary presents Students of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 7. They are, in no particular order: Mareli Alarcon-Moctezuma, Joshua Dehart, Brandon Windham, Jacob Garcia, Giuliana Tagle, Cassidy Hogan, Madison Reyes, Landen Berdie, Elaina Seder, Lane Voss, Gannon Taylor, Josiah Laughlin, Magnolia Mixon, and Mason Piper.

Red Cross responds to a home fire in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Tuesday, Oct. 15, local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on North Brida Street in Clewiston. The team of two Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for the family. Fire officials say two people have been affected by the blaze. The Red Cross is assessing the immediate emergency […]