Habitat for Humanity dedicates home for young LaBelle couple

LaBelle – With a baby on the way, LaBelle couple Nathan and Joann Adams knew they had to move out of her sister’s home. They shared one room in a two-bedroom home with a family of five before reaching out to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “We came to Habitat in hopes […]

Scholarship recipient thanks Kiwanis

Alondra Reyna Lopez is a 2018 graduate of LaBelle High School. She’s a scholarship recipient of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and returned to thank the club for helping her toward her degree at FSU in Tallahassee. Her goal is to earn a doctorate in psychology to help troubled teens in low income neighborhoods to […]

Reflections from the LaBelle High School’s Class of 1959

By Vicki (Patton) Burke Special to the Caloosa Belle In September of 1946, about thirty 6-year old students either ran in to LaBelle Elementary School with excitement or were pulled in by their mothers (I fitted into the last group.) We were introduced to Mrs. Middleton, our first-grade teacher. We soon learned to hold up […]

Amos Williams gets 20-year plaque

TOP: Hendry County Facilities Director Alan Bowen recognizes Amos Williams for his 20 years of service with Hendry County. BOTTOM: County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills, who along with Commissioner Emma Byrd attended the presentation, poses afterward with Mr. Williams. Thank you, Amos, for your years of dedication and service to Hendry County!

Another FGCU intern at Talkin’ Monkeys launches on safari

CLEWISTON — A Florida Gulf Coast University student who has been interning for some time at the Talkin’ Monkeys Project primate research park near here is going on to bigger (literally) and better (wilder) things far, far away from Southwest Florida. Due to the experience Blake Jacoby earned during many volunteer hours put in under […]

The Ways speak to the Rotary

Martha and Randy Ray were awarded the Rotary Four-Way Test Award by Pat Langford for their dedication to the members of our community. Martha and Randy work with many within and outside the community to receive praise and/or prayer needs. These needs are called to prayer warriors that represent churches within the community, and after […]

Pay it Forward

Participants in the Barron Library summer reading program painted rocks that will be used by Captain Christopher Robin, of Little Toot, as a pay it forward from LaBelle. The first rock was handed to the operator at Franklin Locks.

Honoring LaBelle’s Fallen Heroes

The two local young men who were killed in action, Christopher Strickland and Robert Hammett, were honored Saturday, July 20 at the LaBelle Veterans Park. KC Lynn opened the ceremony by ringing the 1934 bell she and her family donated to the park in honor of her husband, Richard Lynn who served in the US […]

McAvoy’s future might include return lap in Hendry County

LABELLE — While Hendry County UF/IFAS Extension Director Gene McAvoy is officially ending his duties at the end of July, he does not plan to leave Southwest Florida farmers and growers behind completely. Mr. McAvoy will continue living on the small ranch near LaBelle with his wife, Donna, and — although he’ll no longer officially […]

Arnold to compete at nationals

Miss Florida International Abby Lynn Arnold will be leaving Florida for nationals on Sunday 7/21/2019 She will arrive in Charleston West Virginia on 7/22/2019 for a week long journey for her dream job as Miss International 2019, Abby will be competing in interview, fashion, fitness, evening gown and on stage question, finals will be held […]