Florida Department Of Health in Hendry/Glades counties provides Heat Safety Reminders

Hendry/Glades — We’re just beginning our Summer and as temperatures rise, the Florida Department of Health reminds all residents and visitors about the risks of heat and how to prevent heat-related illness. The hot and humid weather conditions of a Florida summer can place extra stress on the body, especially while outdoors, so it is […]

North Carolina man wanted for absconding on domestic charges arrested locally

On April 2, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to 161 Martin St., LaBelle after receiving a call for assistance from someone who had witnessed a man shouting and later strike a pregnant woman. It was believed the suspect was barricaded in the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with a witness […]

Four LaBelle Youth qualify for National Junior High School Rodeo

Yes, you read that right. Not just one, but four talented and determined teenagers from LaBelle have qualified for the National Junior High School Rodeo! Among this closely knit group of friends are: Bryson Crawford, the 14 year old son of Donnie and Sonja Crawford, a homeschool student, who also enjoys hunting and fishing and […]

LaBelle Kiwanis Learns About West Glades Beta Club

At the Tuesday, May 7 LaBelle Kiwanis meeting, West Glades Beta Club gave a great presentation!! They discussed leadership opportunities, competing, and leading “outside of the box” as a team. The Beta Club has been trying to raise money so the club can attend National Convention and compete in Rapid Response. If you would like […]

Kiwanis Club of LaBelle awards 2019 scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle presented scholarships to LaBelle High School Seniors on Thursday, May 9 at Beef O’Brady’s. A total of 14 graduating seniors were awarded scholarships totaling $18,350. The scholarships are awarded annually to any graduating student at LaBelle High School that completes the application and attends the interview process by the Foundation […]

DKG Initiates New Members

Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomed four new members. The Monday, May 6 Initiation and Business Meeting was held after school at the Beef O’Brady’s Conference Room. Active Members greeted the Initiates at a Social Time following the business meeting. Gamma Zeta Second Vice-President & Membership Chair Kathy Sloan coordinated the […]

Notice of Fort Denaud Road Paving

Please be advised that Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractors, will begin paving operations on Fort Denaud Road on Friday, May 17, 2019. The County asks the public to keep in mind that this project will take place over several months. For the safety of […]

United Way of Hendry & Glades raises $334,944

LABELLE – Swing Into Spring was an evening of fun and celebration for the United Way of Hendry and Glades. The big announcement that the 2018-2019 United Way Campaign had made goal, raising $334,944, was made by Sally Berg, Swing Into Spring Chair, and Cliff Smith, President of the United Way. Sally Berg said, “United […]

Middle School ESE Students Welcome Special Visitors!

Plenty of hands were on deck to participate in the therapy horse visit at LaBelle Middle School. All of the students took turns selecting just the right color to place their handprint on Misty, the miniature horse. After painting, Jules, the Arabian, took students for a ride around the campus courtyard. There was no denying […]

American Advanced in LaBelle robbed

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call from American Advanced, located at 51 South Lee St., Unit #6, LaBelle, a check cashing and payday loan center, reporting they had just been robbed. The caller went on to say a person entered the store and demanded all […]