Inspirational people of Hendry County: Erwin Evans, General Manger of Sodexo

Sodexo is a Worldwide Service Management Company and one of the largest employers on the planet. Erwin Evans is the happy-go-lucky, always enthusiastic, General Manager for Sodexo here in Hendry County, which provides meals for the Hendry County School District. Evans has been the General Manger for five years, and hopes to continue making a […]

Statue for Cutinha

McDonalds of LaBelle along with members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #144 of LaBelle will be taking donations and funds for the memorial and statue for Metal of Honor Recieptiant Nicholas J. Cutinha. SPEC 5 Cutinha was from Alva, FL and was killed in action in Vietnam on March 2, 1968. He is buried […]

Thank you for your service

Left to right: Bruce Hendry, Chairman of the Hendry Soil and Water Board, Yvonne Doll, Chelo Lopez, Eddie Lopez, Mary Giddens receive a plaque for Marilyn Sears, for her seven years of dedicated service to the Hendry Soil and Water Board.


Join Sister Mary Leo and six nuns in this comic musical. Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by nuns at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery. The rest of the sisterhood succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. Get your tickets now and get ready to laugh! This […]

Collecting backpacks to give away

Kaylee Kobie, a ten year old LaBelle resident has collected 67 backpacks for Hendry County Foster kids. She enrolled the help of LaBelle Rotary Club, and others to collect this mountain of back packs to be given to foster kids here in Hendry County. This kid is amazing.

“Preachers never retire, they just go home when it’s time.”

A beekeeper, avid fisherman, and one of the most cheerful and optimistic people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, the much loved Pastor Ashley Butler is leaving LaBelle. The Pastor and I met a few years ago, at a livestock auction in Arcadia. I was heavily pregnant, and on the hunt for dairy […]

American Legion Thank You

A BIG Thank You to all volunteers who came together for each step in the process to be able to send out 544 full Christmas Dinners. Most were delivered by volunteers, though a few were picked up at the Legion. The meals were prepared for Veterans, First Responders, shut-ins and families in need. The American […]

Paleo-to-Go offers local students a time-traveling experience!

When people hear the word fossil, they often think, “dinosaur bones!”, but the term fossil encompasses many types of once-living organisms. Fossils are the remains, impressions or traces of organisms that existed millions of years ago. Knowing more about fossils and how they form is an important part of natural history. Along roadsides, creeks, and […]

New Group for Women Veterans of Hendry and Glades

Florida is home to the second largest population of women veterans in the nation, with more than 144,000. Women veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the veterans’ population. Local veteran, Tyra Bebon is focused on reaching out to all local veterans and helping to form connections and build a supportive network, especially […]

Waste Connections commits 35 bikes

Every year Waste Connections collect donations to purchase and build bikes for their community partners interested in enriching the lives of children in our community through fun and responsibility. This year in LaBelle, Waste Connections committed 35 bikes to various groups including the Toy for Tots organization via Hendry County Commissioner Darrel Harris, County Commissioner […]