LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation has a new President

Laura Reed is the new President of the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation: “I moved to LaBelle in 2009 from Georgia for my work, I work for Bayer Crop Science, an agricultural research station in Felda. I work with the cucumber breeding, we try to breed resistance to certain diseases into the cucumbers by doing conventional, […]

The Cowboys Made the Playoffs!!!

The LaBelle Cowboys finished the regular season at 7-3 and will be hosting the first round of the 4A Region 3 playoffs vs Lake Placid on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Please come on out and support your Cowboys!! If you can not make it to the game you can hear […]

Hendry and Glades County elections hotly contested

LABELLE — In the elections Tuesday, one Hendry County Board of Commissioners seat was contested, and two candidates squared off for the property appraiser’s office. Two seats were filled on the Glades County Board of Commissioners. At the east end of Hendry, there were seven candidates for Clewiston City Commission, including the three members whose […]

Chamber holds first social of the season

The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce was pleased to have Lori Shula host this seasons first Chamber Social. The event was held at Lori’s Offices in LaBelle located in the Wallace Plaza. There were many Chamber members who attended the event, and Lori certainly made everyone feel welcome. Each of the rooms in her cluster of […]

Gunter Joins Hendry Glades United Way

United Way of Hendry and Glades is happy to announce the addition of Greg Gunter to the staff. He will serve as staff support to the Hendry Glades Unmet Needs Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to support individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma to recover and rebuild. Greg Gunter has been a […]

Tony Aguilar seeks Hendry County Property Appraisers seat

By Tony Aguilar Special to the Caloosa Belle Eleven years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and apply for the position of field analyst in the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s (HCPA) office. While I expected my job to consist mostly of measuring and photographing houses, gathering relevant information, and keying data into […]

LaBelle angler wins tourney with 53 lb. catch

OKEECHOBEE – Boater Gary Milicevic of LaBelle, Florida, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday, September 23, with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 53 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Milicevic earned $8,374. According to post-tournament reports he caught his fish near Harney Pond, […]

Demand for lake releases varies with season

It’s no wonder Lee County residents are confused about Lake Okeechobee releases. Half the year, local officials tell them the Caloosahatchee estuaries are dying because they need more freshwater flow from Lake Okeechobee The other six months, they are told the estuaries are dying because there is too much lake water being released. At the […]

LaBelle Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s Wednesday, October 3 Program Meeting at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a local flavor. Ramon Sanalfonso Rodriguez, a member of the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Pioneer Family headed by his parents the late Ramon S. Rodriguez and his 100 year old surviving […]

Beware of Home Repair Scams After the Hurricane

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Southwest Floridians need to be on their toes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and travelers head into our communities looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. These thieves and shady characters especially like to prey on the elderly who might be unable to clear debris or perform repairs themselves […]