COVID-19 active vs recovered debate continues

The major subject of discussion at the regular meeting of the Hendry Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was the overall message and use of the term “recovery number” regarding active vs inactive cases of COVID-19 in Hendry County. Dr. Joseph Pepe, Director of the Hendry/Glades Health Department, provided details about current trends and strategies for […]

Hendry BOCC notice of board meeting changes

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meetings on June 9, 2020, and June 23, have been canceled. The Board will hold a regular meeting on June 16, at 5:00 p.m., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Members of the public may attend […]

Hendry County honors National Hospital Week

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Commission thanked local healthcare workers and the hospital for their dedication and hard work during the coronavirus pandemic as they honored National Hospital Week at the May 12 commission meeting.  Dr. Joseph Pepe, Health Officer for Hendry and Glades counties, attended the meeting by phone. Dr. Pepe reported there were a total of […]

BOCC awards Community Asphalt Corp. county paving bid

On March 10, the Regular Meeting of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was held in the City Commission chambers in Clewiston. After saying a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken. Present at the meeting were: Chairman Mitchell Wills, Vice Chair Emma Byrd, Commissioner Daryl Harris, Commissioner Michael Swindle, […]

Hendry board reverses itself, seeks bids on health insurance

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in a special meeting last Wednesday evening, June 26, to seek bids on the health care insurance package that’s offered to county employees. The commission chamber at the historic Hendry County Courthouse was packed with county employees, including the constitutional officers, who were dismayed that […]

Hendry will seek collaboration on public transit

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner brought up the public transit issue again this month, following up on the county commission’s discussion back in January about continuing to finance the GoodWheels program. “On Jan. 22, we had a presentation by Alan Mandel (executive director), and none of us were receptive to continuing with that […]

LaBelle Downtown promoters get county’s backing

LaBELLE — The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) won approval from the Hendry County Board on Tuesday, Feb. 26, of a promotional contract through the Tourism Development Council for $12,000. Perhaps better news to the crowd behind the LDRC’s recent efforts, though, was the feedback and encouragement they heard from County Commissioner Karson Turner. Although […]