Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southwest Glades County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Glades County (southwest of Highway 27). Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address. To learn more about becoming a contracted […]

Family dedicates bell to Veterans Park

The bell was moved by the Parks and Rec. Dept. from the Lynn’s home to a restoration site in preparation for the dedication at the LaBelle Veterans Park on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The bell pictured is from atop the William S. Mitchell, a dredge operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for […]

HC Traffic Safety meeting Sept. 6

For the month of August there have been no fatalities due to crashes in Hendry County. The total amount of fatal crashes went up compared to last year but the total amount of crashes and injured went down compared to 2017. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was successful. The Hendry County Police […]

Dr. Annette Snapp first speaker for LaBelle Heritage Museum

Dr. Annette Snapp, Charlotte County Historian and no stranger to the LaBelle Heritage Museum (LHM) was the first speaker of 2018/19 season for the museum. Snapp talked about the importance of creating a ‘sense of place, “The heritage of a place is very important, take Saint Augustine for example, people go there for the history. […]

New Medical Practice in LaBelle

LaBelle has a new specialty neurology outpatient clinic founded by Lenay Santana, MD. Santana is a Board Certified Neurologist and a Board Certified Neuromuscular Specialist. She graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2009. She moved to Florida to work in an outpatient neurology clinic in Fort Myers in 2014. In the […]

Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Agricultural Deputy, received a call reporting that two men had been pulled from a canal off of Dooley Grade, in southeastern Hendry County, The two men, later identified as Manual Santiz Lopez and Jose (Joel) Lopez Gomez, were employed as part of a […]

Upthegrove Elementary Schools Students of the Month for August

K- 2nd Grade Students of the Month for August – First Row: Rodolfo Rodriguez and Addison Gonzalez. Second Row: Francisco Villa, Jestin Davis, Fabian Orduna, Olivia Reyes and Denise Arias-Ruiz. Third Row: Miranda Edwards, Pablo Hernandez Bustama, Reillie Rodriguez, Jean Carlos Cardoza and Perla Martinez-Moreno. Fourth row: Troy Alvarado, Ivette Villeda-Madrid, Jay Adams and Adelaida […]

Last minute thriller in Clewiston

The LaBelle Cowboys varsity football team had their first (away) game of the season against the Clewiston Tigers last Friday. The game got off to a slow start with the first quarter ending in 0 – 0. At the beginning of the second quarter the Tigers came close to a touchdown but No. 5 of […]

Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet planned

The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet is planned for October 1 at the Port LaBelle Inn. There will be a Meet and Greeet from 5 – 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Fred Ford from Airglades Airport. […]

Carlos Inocente Gonzalez honored as “Artist of the Month”

The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop is pleased to recognize LaBelle’s own Carlos Inocente Gonzalez as “Artist of the Month” for September. A large collection of his works will be on display throughout the month. Many are familiar with Carlos’s work because of his association with Gallery 101 in LaBelle and his work […]