Hendry-Glades Audobon Society presents Gopher Tortoises: A Keystone Species

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society held an informative and delightful presentation, about Gopher Tortoises, at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension last Monday evening. Speaker, Momoka Maeda, from FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program presented an informative and delightful program. “Gopher tortoises are reptiles that occupy habitat throughout Florida. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on […]

Fine Dining in our local School Cafeterias

Upon visiting a few of our local school cafeterias this week, at lunchtime, I was somewhat stunned by the enticing presentation and plethora of options. There were fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy drink choices, and so many delicious main courses. It more closely resembled a restaurant rather than a school cafeteria. […]

Southern Gardens juice plant closes

ORLANDO — The Associated Press reports that one of only a handful of orange juice-processing plants left in Florida stopped processing fruit Tuesday, according to a FOX 35 News copyrighted report. It is yet another sign of the havoc that imported juice, diseases and Hurricane Irma have had on the fortunes of growers of the […]

U.S. 27 repaving in progress; slow down!

MOORE HAVEN — Local motorists and through travelers were being urged to exercise extra caution in the area of the U.S. 27 intersection with Florida State Road 78, just west of town, as of Wednesday, Sept. 11. Ajax Paving began tearing up old pavement (ABOVE) in preparation for the repaving of the highway, and traffic […]

LaBelle Goodwill Expands Opens Community Resource Center to Serve Those in Need

LaBelle – A double ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 12th, as Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) introduces the LaBelle community to a newly remodeled retail and donation center, and grand opening of their new Community Resource Center. In addition, a community celebration is scheduled for Saturday afternoon including discounts, music, […]

Recently at the Rotary

On Tuesday, September 3, the Rotary Club of LaBelle was visited by our District Foundation Chair, Mr. Alfred Current. Mr. Alfred Current (left) is pictured with LaBelle Rotary President Joe Timm.

Hendry gives antique fire engine to LDRC

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board voted Aug. 27 to convey a surplus antique fire truck, Engine 56 which went into service in 1950, to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corp. (LDRC) for $1. Commissioner Karson Turner asked to pull the item from the board’s consent agenda to discuss the donation briefly with fellow board members. […]

AKtion Club of LaBelle seeks new members

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and South West Florida PODS Angels are sponsors of a unique project, the AKtion Club of LaBelle. Which is the really neat service organization, one of the only organizations available for adults with disabilities. The club’s motto is: “Where development has no disability.” They are a club that is committed […]

Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle. Investigators […]

LaBelle’s Own Airman Ryan Perry: Called to Serve

While LaBelle is an amazing and wonderful community, life in a small town like this can sometimes feel isolating to the kids who grow up here. While they sometimes seem out of reach, there are many different opportunities for our youth to get out to see the world, experience different cultures, and have new experiences. […]