Missing Person

Jamal Hubert was last seen Sunday, June 2 at home (800 Maryland Ave. in Clewiston FL 33440) we believe something to be seriously wrong. A missing person report has been filed with the Hendry County Sheriff Department. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is looking into this and following up on all leads.  If you have any information […]

Ft Denaud Bridge closed

Please be aware that the Fort Denaud Bridge is currently CLOSED to vehicular traffic due to mechanical issues. Please seek an alternate route to reach your destination. An update will be sent out as soon as additional information becomes available.

Franklin Lock area closed to swimming

LEE COUNTY — The Franklin Lock recreational area on the Caloosahatchee River no longer includes a designated area for swimming. Closures of the swimming area have been common in recent years. According to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, health concerns about the bacteria levels in the water have caused the beach to be closed 29 […]

First LaBelle Mom Prom A Fun Ladies Evening out to Support a Cause

On June 7, women in Hendry County and surrounding counties will wear prom gowns, up-dos, and dance the night away at the LaBelle Mom Prom to raise funds and awareness for MOPS of LaBelle. The LaBelle Mom Prom will take place at the Ortona Community Center from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, June 7. This […]

Lake O falls below 11 feet

Lake Okeechobee fell below 11 feet above sea level on Monday. Most of the decline in the lake level is from evaporation into the air and percolation into the aquifer. Since May 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at the rate of 800 cubic feet per second […]

Reynolds debunks water myths

OKEECHOBEE — Myths about the South Florida watershed can hurt efforts to save the Everglades, according to Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds’ report to the combined county commissions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Palm Beach counties, May 7 at Okeechobee High School. ‘The greatest problem that I see in many of the conversations is that […]

Student and youth art on exhibit now; Cantu is Junes artist of the month

The Barron Park House Gallery is filled with vibrant and creative art from our community’s youngest artists this month. Drawings, paintings, sculptures and other more unique pieces have been brought by local youth and will be on display for the month of May. Award winning art made by LaBelle’s students can be found all over […]

Hendry County Seniors’ graduation pranks cross the line

CLEWISTON — The dubious tradition of high school seniors pranking their institutions and classmates as they graduate to the next stage of life crossed the line between fun and harm this year, at least to chagrined Hendry County School District authorities. At LaBelle High School, it was “just” a fake memorandum that a few seniors […]

LaBelle’s DAV installs new officers

The LaBelle DAV Chapter #144 recently held their Annual Installation of Officers Dinner at the Quart House. During this dinner, Commander Steve Harn, Sr. Vice Commander Dave Johnson, Jr. Vice Commander Pat Delance, Treasurer Bob Kirkwood, Judge Advocate Bob Schall, Chaplain Bill McGill, Adjutant Charles Davis, and Service Officer David Abney all stood and repeated […]

Right spelling of ‘Muse’ now official

MOORE HAVEN — An elementary school teacher here has had his petition to correct the spelling of Muse approved by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names. Anthony Narehood, who teaches at Moore Haven Elementary School, emailed last week to say, “Muse is officially M-U-S-E,” not “Muce” or “Meuce” as it has appeared on some maps […]