Tony Aguilar seeks Hendry County Property Appraisers seat

By Tony Aguilar Special to the Caloosa Belle Eleven years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and apply for the position of field analyst in the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s (HCPA) office. While I expected my job to consist mostly of measuring and photographing houses, gathering relevant information, and keying data into […]

LaBelle angler wins tourney with 53 lb. catch

OKEECHOBEE – Boater Gary Milicevic of LaBelle, Florida, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday, September 23, with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 53 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Milicevic earned $8,374. According to post-tournament reports he caught his fish near Harney Pond, […]

Demand for lake releases varies with season

It’s no wonder Lee County residents are confused about Lake Okeechobee releases. Half the year, local officials tell them the Caloosahatchee estuaries are dying because they need more freshwater flow from Lake Okeechobee The other six months, they are told the estuaries are dying because there is too much lake water being released. At the […]

LaBelle Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s Wednesday, October 3 Program Meeting at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a local flavor. Ramon Sanalfonso Rodriguez, a member of the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Pioneer Family headed by his parents the late Ramon S. Rodriguez and his 100 year old surviving […]

Beware of Home Repair Scams After the Hurricane

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Southwest Floridians need to be on their toes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and travelers head into our communities looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. These thieves and shady characters especially like to prey on the elderly who might be unable to clear debris or perform repairs themselves […]

Kenneth C. Diaz running for HC commission

A thirty-plus year resident, Ken Diaz feels he has a mission to leave Hendry County better than he found it. For him, the way to his goal is to serve as a county commissioner. Running for the District 2 commission seat as a non-partisan, Ken has some very definite ideas about where the county is […]

Register now for LDRC and MOPS Scarecrows on the Wharf event

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation and MOPS of LaBelle invite the community to their first ever “Scarecrows on the Wharf” event taking place on Desoto Avenue from October 13-October 31. Local businesses, non-profits, community members, organizations, schools, and youth groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H can join the fun by creating scarecrows to be […]

Shoaf speaks at the Hendry Glades Audubon meeting

Kathy Shoaf was the speaker of the night for the first Audubon Meeting of the season. Kathy has been doing bird photography for two years. “Since I was a kid I had a passion for nature and wildlife. I moved to Florida about 15 years ago from San Francisco. So Florida is very different, I […]

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southwest Glades County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Glades County (southwest of Highway 27). Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address. To learn more about becoming a contracted […]

HC Traffic Safety meeting Sept. 6

For the month of August there have been no fatalities due to crashes in Hendry County. The total amount of fatal crashes went up compared to last year but the total amount of crashes and injured went down compared to 2017. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was successful. The Hendry County Police […]