Hurricane Dorian Sand Bag Locations in Hendry County

WHAT: Sandbags are now available for public pickup. Residents will need to bring their own shovel and will be responsible for loading their own sandbags into their vehicles. Residents are asked to be courteous to their fellow Hendry County residents and limit themselves to 25 sandbags. Please only take what your family needs. Locations may […]

Hendry County issues local State of Emergency Residents are urged to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

(August 29, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1pm, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through […]

Hendry County celebrates Grand Opening of new LaBelle Airport Terminal

Hendry County staff, elected officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with contractors, consultants and community partners celebrated the grand opening of the new LaBelle Airport terminal building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23. The total project which includes the terminal building, […]

United Way Receives $10,000 Bayer Fund Grant for Hendry County

LaBelle – Employees of Bayer in Felda recommended the United Way of Hendry and Glades receive a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund. Funds from the grant will be used for the Empowering Children & Youth Initiative for Hendry County. Empowering Children and Youth is an on-going program that strives to make a positive impact […]

International Coastal Cleanup Day!

There is a serious pollution problem right here in Hendry County. More than just an eyesore, the trash that is seen floating in the Caloosahatchee or even blowing down Bridge Street, is a threat to human health, wildlife, and it effects the economics of our beloved community. The Democratic Women’s Club of Hendry County invites […]

Notice of Fort Denaud Road Closures

Please be advised that Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractor CWR, we be re-mobilizing on the roadway project on Fort Denaud Road from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road.  Thursday, August 15, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019, the roadway will be CLOSED daily […]

Relay for Life Kicks Off in LaBelle

Have you, or someone you know, had their life changed by cancer? If you could be a part of a movement that is in over 25 countries and more than 5,200 communities, would you? Do you ever think about ways you could make a positive change in the community? Then join LaBelle’s Relay For Life! […]

Wills named to toll road task force for Central/SW Florida

LABELLE — Hendry County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills has been named to represent the county on the new Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force. The task force’s mission is to evaluate the Southwest-Central Florida Connector corridor, which extends from Collier County to Polk County. A toll road is planned to be built in the region. The […]

Harmful Algal Blooms: The Caloosahatchee Watershed needs our help!

On August 5, 2019, Calusa Water Keeper, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary in Southwest Florida, launched the second part of their summer campaign to inform both the medical community and the public on the serious health risks associated with the increasingly severe Harmful Algal Blooms. […]

LaBelle Teen wins IBRA Championship

Jasmine Nicklos, a bright, beautiful, and hardworking LaBelle High School student, is the newly crowned Florida International Barrel Racing Association 2D Youth Champion. She is a hardworking and dedicated equestrian, who spends at least four days a week exercising her 7-year-old rescue horse, Suspicious Behavior. Tara Nicklos, Jasmine’s mother, says, “She is very grateful for […]