Out and About in LaBelle for the Week of 4-21-16

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Members of the LaBelle Kiwanis and Gathering of Christian Men of LaBelle invite all to join them at the LaBelle Civic Center on Thursday, May 5, at 7 a.m. as they observe the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and the National  Day of Prayer. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and every effort will be made to conclude by 8:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited.

Mosquito control
Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over the county as mosquito population levels warrant. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. This operation will be conducted by Clarke.

If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Grow Summer Foods
Learn the edible plants you can grow in our HOT and HUMID summers. We will also discuss what options home gardeners have for killing the bad nematodes in our soil when the summer sun is at its hottest.

Speaker, Karen Harty, is Executive Director of the not-for-profit Grow A Gardener Inc., Lee County Master Gardener, 4-H Leader of the VegHeads, and avid edible gardener that eats from her garden all year long.

Class will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 2-4pm at Hendry County Extension in LaBelle. Class fee is $17. Plants and seeds will be offered for sale after the presentation. Register by calling or sending a text to Karen at 610.530.8883 or email GrowAGardener@gmail.com.

Operation Cleansweep
Operation Cleansweep is a mobile pesticide collection program that provides a safe way to dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusuable pesticides. Some examples of participants: Farms/Groves, Nurseries, Pest Control Services, Greenhouses, Golf Courses etc. In an effort to use all remaining funds, Fresh From Florida is waiving the 750 lb limit for qualifying material and are also allowing other entities such as government, schools, institutions, etc. to participate for free up to the time funds are depleted for this program year.

For more information call 877-851-5285 or email cleansweep@freshfromflorida.com.

Swing into Spring
Come to Swing into Spring benefitting the United Way of Hendry and Glades. Prime rib dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions 5-8 p.m. at RiverBend Motor Resort, 5800 W SR 80. Individual tickets $50 per person ($30 tax deductible). For reservations or additional information call 800-887-9234 ext. 275. Event sponsors needed.

Joint Service Area meeting
The Glades Hendry Joint Service Area LCB is holding their Annual Public Hearing and would like to hear from you. The LCB is made up of local elected officials, agencies and citizens who mission is to make sure that the citizens of Glades and Hendry Counties receive the transportation they need. May 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., Where: Glades County Department of Health, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven.

Woman’s Club to hold Expo
The LaBelle Community Woman’s Club will hold its First Ever Fit & Pretty expo on April 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (FREE admission!) at the clubhouse on Hwy. 80 beside Ace Hardware.

They will be having experts in fitness, diet, wellness, beauty and more. Local businesses participating include Parrish Chiropractic, Younique, Young Living Oils, Fitness Outlawz, MaryKay, ItWorks!, HerbaLife, Scentsy, DoTerra, Keto, Nerium, and more! Attendees will receive goodie bags while they last.

The experts will be providing information, samples, make-up applications, massages, oil treatments and more! For information email  sherry.meade@yahoo.com.

Gardeners to meet
The LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle at 1085 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle. Lewis Marotti, local landscaper, will give a talk on “Landscaping 101, How to Landscape your House.”

Refreshments served. Bring a treat if you’d like to share something. Check out the website LabelleGardenClub.org, which is chock full of information on the unique conditions of gardening in LaBelle.

For more information, call President Dave at 863-342-8233 or Nikki at 239-564-2005.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet at Sal Cal’s Pizza April 21 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.

American Legion events
April 21, American Legion meets at 7 p.m.

May 6th   Friday, Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. $8 a plate. Dessert available, Followed by Karaoke, Open to the public. (Fish Fries only on the first Friday of the month –  from April through August)

May 7, Saturday, 11am-1pm. Hamburgers cooked your way. Hamburger $3.00 – Fries $1.00

May 12 American Legion Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m.

May 19, American Legion meets at 7 p.m.

American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the shell station. For further information cal 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free.

VFW POST 10100 events
Show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person.

Every Sat. Grilled Hamburgers cooked to perfection, serving begins at 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

BINGO every Sunday at 2 p.m.

Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sunday, starts at 1 p.m.We are located on Hwy. 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Smoke free dining room. Hall for rental to the public. For information call 863-675-8008.

Free training classes coming
Training is open to anyone who would like to attend and will be held at: Hendry County Emergency Operations Center, 4425 State Road 80-West, LaBelle.

Disaster Behavioral Health First Aid Specialist Training with Veterans (VFAST). Program Aim: To provide disaster responders with the opportunity to develop the essential behaviors and skills to effectively deliver Psychological First Aid to survivors of disaster with a focus on Veterans. VFAST- April 28, 2016, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. https://usfhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8GoVM8r6HKoYUkd.

Disaster Behavioral Health First Aid Specialist Training with Children (CFAST) Program Aim: To provide disaster responders with the opportunity to develop the essential behaviors and skills to effectively deliver Psychological First Aid to child survivors of disaster. CFAST- April 28, 2016, 1– 5 p.m. https://usfhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cVoV69uhmEj3gxf.

Horse found
Last week, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office recovered a horse that was running loose on the road in the Montura area of Clewiston. If you’ve lost a horse, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-674-5600.

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