Learn the history of National Flag Day

Flag Day has a long history of showing respect to our country and to ‘Old Glory’ – our Red/White/Blue emblem of freedom. In 1885 the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated. A schoolteacher arranged for the pupils in the Wisconsin Public School to observe June 14 […]

New members in the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is proud to introduce new members inducted into Kiwanis on Tuesday, May 21. Kiwanis started in 1915 and globalluly now has 7,800 clubs in 80 countries with the objective to improve lives through fellowship in service worldwide! Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one […]

Woman’s Club asks LaBelle, “What’s Your Green Dot?”

Last weekend, at the James Singleton Center, the GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club organized a Green Dot Training. A program that is generously presented by C.A.R.E. (The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies in Punta Gorda, FL) with the hope of spreading a message to end violence, Green Dot is a movement promoting culture change. […]

LaBelle Rotarians Recognized at District Conference

LaBelle High School Rotary Interact President, Ariel Brunetto, was selected as the District 6960 INTERACTOR of the Year. Pictured: on stage with District Governor Sandra Hemstead . LaBelle Rotary President Fred Kobie And District Youth Exchange Chairwoman Holly Kobie were selected as District 6960 Rotarians of the Year out of over 2400 Rotarians. District Governor […]

LaBelle Vietnam Veteran honored in national ceremony

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be honoring beloved LaBelle resident, Donald Howard Jones, on Saturday, June 15, on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans lost to agent orange and PTSD are mentioned in a special part of the ceremony, which is hosted yearly by […]

Florida Department Of Health in Hendry/Glades counties provides Heat Safety Reminders

Hendry/Glades — We’re just beginning our Summer and as temperatures rise, the Florida Department of Health reminds all residents and visitors about the risks of heat and how to prevent heat-related illness. The hot and humid weather conditions of a Florida summer can place extra stress on the body, especially while outdoors, so it is […]

LaBelle Kiwanis Learns About West Glades Beta Club

At the Tuesday, May 7 LaBelle Kiwanis meeting, West Glades Beta Club gave a great presentation!! They discussed leadership opportunities, competing, and leading “outside of the box” as a team. The Beta Club has been trying to raise money so the club can attend National Convention and compete in Rapid Response. If you would like […]

DKG Initiates New Members

Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomed four new members. The Monday, May 6 Initiation and Business Meeting was held after school at the Beef O’Brady’s Conference Room. Active Members greeted the Initiates at a Social Time following the business meeting. Gamma Zeta Second Vice-President & Membership Chair Kathy Sloan coordinated the […]

United Way of Hendry & Glades raises $334,944

LABELLE – Swing Into Spring was an evening of fun and celebration for the United Way of Hendry and Glades. The big announcement that the 2018-2019 United Way Campaign had made goal, raising $334,944, was made by Sally Berg, Swing Into Spring Chair, and Cliff Smith, President of the United Way. Sally Berg said, “United […]

Abby Arnold is crowned Miss Florida International

LaBelle native, Abby Lynn Arnold has just won the title of 2019 Miss Florida International, and she is on a mission to speak out against child abuse and human trafficking. Her title will have her traveling and working throughout Florida, to bring awareness to the current crisis of child abuse and human trafficking and finding […]