HCSD anticipates drastic changes

While the Hendry County School District Virtual Meeting was brief, everyone involved agreed that the number one priority was to save jobs. The Superintendent of Hendry County Schools, Paul Puletti, suggested that the members of the school board seriously consider drastically cutting costs for the 2020-2021 school year, during the virtual meeting held on the […]

Some local farms selling produce on-site – Prices drop as supply chain retools to meet changing consumer needs

Because of supply-chain disruptions due to the coronavirus crisis, some Florida farmers are bypassing the middlemen out of necessity and selling their fresh produce directly to the public on their farms, reports UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Extension Agent Emeritus Gene McAvoy. These sales may be key to their staying in business through the pandemic and emerging […]


Effective immediately Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is requiring all individuals who enter the hospital or the clinics to wear a cloth mask. In an effort to conserve all personal protection equipment (PPE) for our front line workers HRMC will NOT be able to provide individuals with masks for entry. This change is in accordance […]

HCSO and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office take five violent felons off the streets

Between the dates of Tuesday, March 24 through Friday March 27, Detectives with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating a string of armed robberies which occurred in the Clewiston area. Two victims were shot during theses robberies. It was learned through the investigation into these robberies, that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office […]

Stronger than COVID19

As we continue to work to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health launched a new public website, StrongerThanC-19. This community action survey is intended for you to anonymously answer a brief series of questions which the Florida Department of Health will use to help inform and improve the state’s response to COVID-19. Please do your part to slow […]

Hendry County Notice: Judicial Circuit issues memo for COVID19 Quarantine Violators

LaBelle – On Friday, April 3, 2020, the 20th Judicial Circuit issued a memo in response to COVID19. The memo states that, “Any person arrested for violating any rule under Fla. Stat. 381.0035, any isolation, or quarantine, or any requirement adopted by the DOH shall be held in custody with a NO BOND HOLD pending […]

Southerners Guide to Stay at Home – Learn Appalachian Clogging — Free and Online

Impress your friends at parties and build on your Appalachian dance floor cred American Clogging is a percussive dance style that has roots in Western North Carolina where dancers added percussive footwork to group “big set” circle dances and square dances.  Today, mainstream cloggers use a common vocabulary of step names that grew from flatfoot […]

Hendry County Advisory Regarding COVID-19

(April 3, 2020) – Hendry County is issuing the following advisory regarding COVID19: · Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is the most essential function at this time · Staying home is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community · Hendry County will not allow team and/or organized sports in […]

LaBelle group proves kindness can be viral, too

Doctors, nurses, First Responders, Retail and Grocery store employees, and so many more essential workers people are showing up each day, amid the COVID-19 crisis, risking their safety in order to help others in the community. Of course, while so many unsung heroes are out there, tales of people arguing over the lack of supplies, […]

Hendry Regional Medical Center shares updates

CLEWISTON – Hendry Regional Medical Center shared the following update on April 3: The following only reflects Hendry Regional Medical Center and its rural health clinics. This does not include all the cases/tests in the community. • HRMC has sent a total of 119 specimens for outside testing since the onset of the virus, 52 […]