Relay for Life Kicks Off in LaBelle

Have you, or someone you know, had their life changed by cancer? If you could be a part of a movement that is in over 25 countries and more than 5,200 communities, would you? Do you ever think about ways you could make a positive change in the community? Then join LaBelle’s Relay For Life! […]

Amos Williams gets 20-year plaque

TOP: Hendry County Facilities Director Alan Bowen recognizes Amos Williams for his 20 years of service with Hendry County. BOTTOM: County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills, who along with Commissioner Emma Byrd attended the presentation, poses afterward with Mr. Williams. Thank you, Amos, for your years of dedication and service to Hendry County!

Another FGCU intern at Talkin’ Monkeys launches on safari

CLEWISTON — A Florida Gulf Coast University student who has been interning for some time at the Talkin’ Monkeys Project primate research park near here is going on to bigger (literally) and better (wilder) things far, far away from Southwest Florida. Due to the experience Blake Jacoby earned during many volunteer hours put in under […]

The Ways speak to the Rotary

Martha and Randy Ray were awarded the Rotary Four-Way Test Award by Pat Langford for their dedication to the members of our community. Martha and Randy work with many within and outside the community to receive praise and/or prayer needs. These needs are called to prayer warriors that represent churches within the community, and after […]

Adult classes to be given in Clewiston, LaBelle, Montura

LABELLE — Did you know that the Hendry County School District offers adult education classes that can lead to a person learning a skilled trade and earning good money? Hendry County Schools Adult Education offers the fol­lowing classes and programs starting Monday, Aug. 12. Call the office at 863-983-1511 for enrollment information or visit our […]

Wills named to toll road task force for Central/SW Florida

LABELLE — Hendry County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills has been named to represent the county on the new Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force. The task force’s mission is to evaluate the Southwest-Central Florida Connector corridor, which extends from Collier County to Polk County. A toll road is planned to be built in the region. The […]

Harmful Algal Blooms: The Caloosahatchee Watershed needs our help!

On August 5, 2019, Calusa Water Keeper, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary in Southwest Florida, launched the second part of their summer campaign to inform both the medical community and the public on the serious health risks associated with the increasingly severe Harmful Algal Blooms. […]

Back-to-school initiative provides school supplies to local students

U.S. Sugar, FPL, Hendry County Public Schools Foundation, and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department have come together to work on a back-to-school initiative, launched by The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and its Red Apple Supplies (RAS) Program. This is an effort to serve the needs of Title 1 schools, which are schools that […]

LaBelle Teen wins IBRA Championship

Jasmine Nicklos, a bright, beautiful, and hardworking LaBelle High School student, is the newly crowned Florida International Barrel Racing Association 2D Youth Champion. She is a hardworking and dedicated equestrian, who spends at least four days a week exercising her 7-year-old rescue horse, Suspicious Behavior. Tara Nicklos, Jasmine’s mother, says, “She is very grateful for […]

FDOT’s vision for SR 80: Frontage road from Lee into LaBelle

LABELLE — Officials of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) presented an elaborate PowerPoint plan depicting a future configuration plan for State Road 80 from the Lee County line east to West Cowboy Way in LaBelle that includes a new frontage road. Members of the Hendry County Board of Commissioners were receptive to the presentation […]