Pittman sworn in as Property Appraiser

The swearing for Dena Pittman as the Hendry County Property Appraiser took place on November 20, at 1:00 p.m., in the third floor courtroom. The swearing in was done by Judge Sloan. Pictured are Dena Pittman along with her husband Mike, daughters Megan and Kaci and Mother-n-law Kathy Pittman. “It’s a great feeling to not […]

Country Oaks Elementary’s Leaders of the Month for November!

Submitted photo Grade PreK: Reagan Hurst and Cameron DeLaCruz. Grade K: Kyndall Woods, Jake Franco, Zachary Marroquin, Nevaeh Yzaguirre, Brooke Green and Sofia Hernandez. Grade 1: Arely Ramirez, Benjamin Rothenhoefer, Raphael Cerda, Aliana Ruiz-Leon, Pedro Avendano and Pedro Ramirez. Grade 2: Adimari Perez, Taylor Locklear, Jenny Garcia, Isabella Gutierrez, Aryanna Zamudio, Juan Gonzalez and Camrynn […]

Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK

CLEWISTON — Skydive Spaceland Clewiston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its five-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, ending on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commissioners’ OK on Nov. 13 of […]

Andrews speaks at Audubon Meeting

The speaker of the night was Lisa Andrews who worked for the National Park service for the last 25 years. She is the outreach and education coordinator of Big Cypress National Preserve for 20 of those 25 years. During her time at Big Cypress she has developed and manages the preserves curriculum-based environmental education program […]

Food Safety Alert-Romaine Lettuce

The CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should […]

United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Seeking Volunteers

LaBelle  – The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is seeking volunteer tax preparers, interpreters, and greeters to help our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2018 tax season. With the support of trained, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers, VITA sites provide free tax preparation to individuals and families earning less than $66,000 […]

LaBelle Community Thanksgiving Service

The LaBelle Commuity Thanksgiving Service will be on Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church on Ford Street. For more information call 675-0900 Hosted by the First Christian Church: William Maddox, Pastor Welcome and Opening Prayer Special Music by Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Pledge Allegiance: Mayor of LaBelle Prayer for Our Country: […]

Thousands of dollars in damage caused by Vandals

Also known as criminal mischief it is the willful and malicious destruction of property that doesn’t belong to you. The LaBelle area parks this year have seen an increase in vandalism. Vandalism from graffiti on walls to busted ceramic toilets. A single incident of vandalism to property according to the U.S. Small Business Administration costs […]

Hendry County Traffic Safety Meeting Nov 1

The Hendry County Traffic Safety meeting of November 1 reported that there were no fatalities by car crashes in the month of September. Compared to 2017 the number of fatalities for the entire year went up from 8 in 2017 to 11 in 2018. The number of crashes are down but the total fatalities went […]

Trunk or Treat winners in Muse

The Muse Community Association held it’s Trunk And Treat event October 31. We had a banner year with 18 trunks and lots of children in amazing costumes. Everyone had a fun filled evening. The three winners of the best costume event were: 1st Place T-Rex, Chance Eniss prize awarded $25 2nd Place Peacock Fairy, Serenity […]