LDRC’s First Annual RV Games

Plenty of this season’s snow birds flocked to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation’s (LDRC) First Annual RV Games. The Games kicked off with a tricky Euchre tournament, and moved on to Petanque, Pickleball, Cornhole, and the last battle of the day, Poker. Teams battled each other throughout the day for the title of RV Resort […]

Man flies from Hawaii to forgive killer

LaBELLE — This is the story of a desire for closure and personal peace so strong that finally finding it — through the unconditional forgiveness and love Jesus preaches through the Bible — drove a man to fly from his home in Hawaii, twice, to LaBelle to read a poem for his mother’s convicted killers. […]

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s silent movie screening

On Wednesday, January 9, the LaBelle Heritage Museum (LHM) presented a free, public screening of John Ford’s silent motion picture “The Iron Horse” during their monthly meeting, at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center. The Iron Horse is an American Western directed in 1924 by John Ford, depicted Irish, Italian, Chinese, and African-American immigrants who […]

LaBelle Masons have Public Ceremony for 2019 Lodge Leaders

One of Freemasonry’s most beautiful public ceremonies was performed Tuesday evening, January 8, as the LaBelle Masonic Lodge, #379, F&AM, installed its new leaders for the 2019 year. Adrian Sanchez took the oath of office to become Master of the Lodge as he stood before the Sacred Altar, and a roomful of Brother Masons, friends, […]

Governor asks SFWMD board to resign

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ request that all members of the South Florida Water Management District resign, two board members have agreed to leave the board. Dan O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz have given their letters of resignation. SFWMD Governing Board members are unpaid volunteers. All of those on the board at the time Gov. DeSantis took […]

For Lake O eco-management, fire is healthy

Agencies work closely to coordinate prescribed burns PALMDALE — When asked during a recent conversation at the fire tower station here for any offbeat or funny stories about serving in the Florida Forest Service, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Melissa Yunas recalled one right away. “Danny and I became really good friends…” she started while Senior Ranger […]

Joseph Culliver Park ravaged by fire

Vandals strike in a most unusual place and cause a very large blow to a small community park. Joseph Culliver Park, located on W Lincoln Avenue, just under one acre in size which housed a playground for children. This park had a set of swings, a rocking horse, a skate board rail, a U-shaped monkey […]

Unmet Needs Coalition/United Way of Hendry & Glades receive grant

LABELLE – The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition and United Way of Hendry and Glades have received a grant from the American Red Cross which has allocated $500,000 for repairing and/or rebuilding Irma-damaged homes in Hendry and Glades Counties. The Unmet Needs Coalition has already identified the homes that have been damaged by Irma and how […]

SFWMD terminates option on U.S. Sugar holdings

Former Governor Charlie Crist’s “River of Grass” dream ended quietly last week when the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board terminated the state’s option on 153,209 acres of U.S. Sugar’s holdings. Without this action, the option agreement would have expired Oct. 11, 2020. At the Dec. 13 meeting of the SFWMD Governing Board, Brian […]

LaBelle High Schools Students and Athletes of the Month

The Student Athletes of the month are Marlusous Mitchell and Joe Vidaurri.   The Students of the month are Jessica Dickey and Brandon Sanchez