Patricia “Trish” Reynolds goes bald and beautiful

a “Trish” Reynolds, a veteran, mother, wife, and athlete, among many other well-deserved titles, was spotted at Southern Shears Salon, recently. While her daughters watched, and her husband recorded the event live on Facebook, Trish awaited a haircut in order to donate her long locks to Wigs for Kids. Stylist and salon owner, Merry Kelly, […]

Cleaning veterans headstones, by 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, Zipperer started on a mission to clean and maintain […]

Librarian provides Live Storytime

LaBelle – Though the Barron Library is currently closed to the public, our beloved Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand, has been providing Storytime every week. Despite the closure put in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hildebrand has been reading stories Live on the Barron Library’s Facebook page, as a replacement for […]

LaBelle Rocks!

As you travel around town, running errands, on your way to work or for lunch, or even taking an evening still with the family, you might want to keep an eye out for brightly painted rocks and shells. These little trinkets are painted with themes and messages, just for fun, and then they’re hidden for […]

National Poppy Day is Friday, May 22

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled, hospitalized veterans and support local veterans and their families. The “POPPY” is a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice, worn to honor the men and women who served and died for our Country. On Friday, May 22, […]

Animal Rescue, Inc. – It’s baby season!

LaBELLE – Baby season is here, and orphaned baby animals are overwhelming local animal rehabilitation and rescue organizations. From kittens and puppies, to opossums and squirrels, and not quite fledged baby birds- rescues are trying their hardest to make it through this more challenging than usual time. Reita Smith, of Animal Rescue, Inc. in LaBelle […]

Kiwanis Thrift Store reopens

The Kiwanis Thrift Store, in LaBelle, will reopen on Monday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. Their operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They will have reduced staff, capacity, and donations. But they report that there will also be heavily discounted prices. “The staff has cleaned and fully stocked […]

The People of U.S. Sugar Once Again Providing 5,000 Crates of Sweet Corn to Florida Families with Assistance from Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers

Clewiston, FL – As our vegetable harvest season winds down, the people of U.S. Sugar announced today they will make another large contribution of 5,000 crates of Florida-grown Glades sweet corn to families across Southwest and South Florida starting tomorrow in cooperation with Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers. The recently harvested […]

MOPS holds virtual meetings

“Mothers of Preschoolers,” MOPS, is not letting social distancing and stay-at-home orders keep mothers from rallying together and supporting each other as they have been doing for the past forty-five years. Two meetings remain, found on the MOPS of LaBelle Facebook Page. Message “MOPS of LaBelle” for the link to the online meetings. Social-distancing topics […]

McDonald’s offers free meals to first responders

CLEWISTON – Some “big kids” had big smiles on April 22 when they received free meals from area McDonald’s restaurants. In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to public health and safety, McDonald’s is offering free Thank You Meals, between April 22 and Tuesday, May 5, as a […]