Chiming in on the Hendry courthouse clock

LaBELLE — To the shiny, restored Hendry County Courthouse clock, chimes would be a nice addition, local folks think. Hendry County Administrator Jennifer Davis told commissioners at their recent meeting of a fundraising campaign to add musical chimes to the courthouse clock tower, which has been under renovation. Commissioner Darrell Harris brought up the topic […]

LORE to have premiere Business After Hours Mixer Feb. 28

BELLE GLADE — A heads-up is going out to business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Lake Okeechobee region, especially the Glades agricultural areas of western Palm Beach and eastern Hendry counties. The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County is having its inaugural “Business after hours” gathering beginning at 5:30 p.m. on […]

More, and new, fun stuff going on at Hendry County Fair

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show started its six-day run Tuesday with a few extra twists for attendees — added agricultural and floral exhibits, more food vendors, a giant Ferris wheel, a new children’s entertainer and all the familiar carnival attractions. “There’s going to be a lot of new stuff there this […]

8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office hosted their 8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament on January 19, 2019. Sheriff Whidden was proud to present the parents of Brian, Bob and Norie Haas a check in the amount of $23,342.68. To keep Brian’s memory alive, Bob and Norie created the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Charitable Trust […]

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 […]