Glades County’s ‘new’ manager is a familiar leader

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County finally has a “new” manager, but it’s a comfortable fit for the commission and entire county staff including him — not a difficult negotiator living in another state as their top pick turned out to be. Public Safety Director Bob Jones — the deputy county manager who’s been acting in […]

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2020 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family

Congratulations to the Robert B. & Catherine Waldron Family for being selected as the 2020 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family. They were married in 1922 and moved to LaBelle in 1934. They had 3 children, Margaret, Virginia and Bobby, all deceased. Robert Waldron was County Commissioner for 8 years and City Commissioner for 4 years. […]

Expressing local concerns over espresso with Senator Rick Scott

Early Monday morning, as the delicious aroma of espresso and chai tea wafted through the air, the tables were a buzz with the chatter of the current goings-on throughout Glades and Hendry counties, at Bridge Street Coffee & Tea. Senator Rick Scott was seated next to Mayor David Lyons, and surrounded by other public officials […]

Caloosa Baptist Church partners with Christians for SWFL

LABELLE — Within a few weeks, 350 families in Hendry County will begin receiving notification that their overdue medical debts have been satisfied in full. This is but the first step in what organizers hope can be extended to more than 20,000 SW Florida families in the coming months, amounting to $28.7 million in debt […]

C-43 Reservoir Project brings Governor to LaBelle

On Friday, October 25, Gov. Ron DeSantis arrived in LaBelle, among environmentalists and government officials, to ceremonially break ground on the long-awaited C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir, a major component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Calling the groundbreaking a “great reason to celebrate,” DeSantis spoke briefly, outlining the purpose of this massive project- […]

Topics put ‘On the Table’ alike across Southwest Florida

CLEWISTON — The “On the Table” community roundtable discussions as conducted in many other places came to Southwest Florida this autumn, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition and attended by a wide spectrum of community partners on Thursday, Oct. 17. In Hendry County, one gathering was at the Clewiston Adult […]

Goodwill Center serves up MRE for Veterans

Goodwill’s new Community Resource Center has a one-stop office for Veterans called the Military Resource Encounter or the MRE, that offers multiple services to veterans and their families. This is a branch of their Community Support Services that is working in connection with several different agencies in order to attempt to help veterans access all […]

Florida Highway Patrol to conduct DUI Wolfpack Detail

Naples – The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 until 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019. The Wolfpack Operation will take place in Collier and Hendry County. The Wolfpack Operation will focus on Interstate 75 and major state and county roadways. The […]

Touch-a-Truck and Fall Festival

Gather friends and family to see and touch LaBelle’s various working trucks and vehicles at Touch-a-Truck! Barron Library, LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation, and MOPS of LaBelle present Touch-a-Truck and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 3 pm to 6 pm. This family event will take place in the Barron Library parking, 461 North […]

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