Meet Jennifer Johnson of Caloosa Humane Society

Jennifer Johnson is the new Executive Director of the Caloosa Humane Society and the Caloosa Veterinary Clinic: “My love for animals started at a very early age. I grew up as an only child on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin so my closest companions were all the animals. As a kid I was convinced […]

Judge Cupp tapped for circuit seat

Just about four years ago, Gov. Rick Scott chose Scott Cupp to fill Hendry County’s county judge seat when he appointed then-County Judge James D. Sloan to the 20th Circuit Court. Monday, June 4, turned out a lot like that day four years ago. At 7:50 a.m. the Governor called Judge Cupp to inform him […]

Cindy Pearce seeks city commission seat

Cindy Pearce is in the race for LaBelle Treasurer/City Commissioner. Cindy has been assertive in preparing herself for this role by becoming familiar with current city issues. She has taken the initiative to actively participate in city commission meetings for the past 16 months. The foundation has been set to take her engagement with community […]

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last […]

LaBelle Heritage Museum Discovers Silver Dollar

LaBelle – At the annual LaBelle Heritage Museum Potluck Dinner and the installation of incoming officers, Joe Thomas, President of the LaBelle Heritage Museum, explained the story of the silver dollar: “Jackie Ratica, of Special Concrete Design Inc. found the 1912 Barber Half Dollar while working on the museum’s foundation. We found out that apparently […]

Mosquito spraying begins in Hendry

Hendry County officials posted information on the county’s Facebook page announcing that its mosquito control contractor, Clarke, will commence ground spraying for adult mosquitoes. This truck spraying will continue weekly until further notice. The weekly spray schedule is as follows: Monday: Montura Ranch Estates Tuesday: Fort Denaud Acres, North LaBelle, Pioneer Plantation, Hookers Point, and […]

Candidates’ filing deadline is Friday, June 22 for the Primary

This is a corrected version of the story we posted earlier, we regret any confusion our first story may have caused. Anyone who wants to run for a county or special district elective office in Hendry County has until noon Friday, June 22 to complete the paperwork and submit their filing fee to the Hendry […]

Veteran’s Wall coming to LaBelle’s Veteran Park

Several meetings have taken place over the last month regarding the new Veteran’s wall that has been planned for the LaBelle Veteran’s Park. The committees that have overseen the planning and purchase of the wall felt it was important to update the many supporters and sponsors of the timeline for the installation and dedication of […]

Hendry County applying for grant to restore courthouse facade

The Hendry Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution at its meeting last week authorizing staff to submit a grant application for continuing the facade preservation of the Old Hendry County Courthouse and committing the required matching funds. Grants and Special Projects Coordinator Janet Papinaw had asked the board’s consent to the application to the […]

Software company remodels military truck into a mascot for roadshow

A software development firm has taken out-the-box thinking to a new level with its innovative marketing campaign. Meet the ZaiTruck, a converted 18-ton military 6×6 MAN KAT that serves as a larger-than-life mascot for ZaiLab, a software company specializing in contact center software. The ZaiTruck set off from Cape Town, South Africa last year for […]