4-H and FFA Cattle Exhibited at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

The Pee Wee Calf, Beef Breeding and Market Steer Show were held on Tuesday, February 12 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. The show consisted of pee-wee, 4-H and FFA members showing their calves, bulls, heifers, and steers. The steers exhibited at the show ranged in weight from 1,020 pounds to 1,350 pounds. Mr. Brett Brandner […]

LaBelle Youth Livestock Show Pet Parade

The LaBelle Youth Livestock Pet Parade was held on Monday, February 11. Many youth were excited about showing off their pet at the show. Cutest Pet was awarded to Serenity Watson with her goat named Daisy, the Happiest Pet winner was Corbin Parrish with his dog named Bella; the Most Well Behaved Pet was Kassi […]

A Veteran’s Story – Lance Corporal Charles Davis

Charles D. Davis, better known as Charlie to his family and friends, is a Vietnam Combat Veteran who recently sat down with me to talk about his time in the service. From battling severe malaria twice to being pinned under attack in a rice paddy, this man has an amazing story of survival and sacrifice. […]

LDRC Vying for $25K Cash Prize in national contest

Vote multiple times daily at https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/52 to advance LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to the top LaBelle – On February 25, Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked-off its fourth annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in […]

Artist of the Month at the Barron Park House Gallery

Have you ever been so nervous of beginning something new that you stopped yourself from doing it? Shary Weckwerth, the artist of the month at the Barron Park House Gallery, was in that same boat before she started painting in the 90’s. She has since won many awards and has quite the extensive body of […]

Twelve Angry Jurors

in a cramped jury room? “Twelve Angry Jurors” !!!… This is the next production at the Firehouse Community Theatre. Get involved in the plot as the jurors get in each other’s faces about “the facts”. From the beginning, the sound of a ticking clock relentlessly reminds the jurors that some think they’re wasting time, while […]

LHS Student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Stephanie Alvarado, sophomore at LaBelle High School, will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts, this June. This is an honors-only program for high school students who are interested in a career in medicine. The goal of the event is to provide motivation and direction to these students, the top […]

Local children compete in Future Chef Challenge

This past Wednesday, March 6, things were really heating up in the LaBelle Elementary School cafeteria for the 2019 Future Chefs National Challenge presented by the Hendry County Schools Food Service Department. A panel of distinguished judges seated on the stage, watching ravenously, as the kids worked hard to prepare the recipes they had chosen […]

A Date with Reptiles at LaBelle Middle School!

Youth Show Swine at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

On Wednesday, February 13, the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show was held. The show consisted of 4-H’ers and FFA members exhibiting their market swine ranging from 200 pounds to 350 pounds. The show was sponsored by Diamond R Fertilizer. The Belt Buckle sponsors were Randy’s Garage, Total Truck Parts, D & D Machine & Hydraulics, Creel […]