Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Agricultural Deputy, received a call reporting that two men had been pulled from a canal off of Dooley Grade, in southeastern Hendry County, The two men, later identified as Manual Santiz Lopez and Jose (Joel) Lopez Gomez, were employed as part of a […]

Upthegrove Elementary Schools Students of the Month for August

K- 2nd Grade Students of the Month for August – First Row: Rodolfo Rodriguez and Addison Gonzalez. Second Row: Francisco Villa, Jestin Davis, Fabian Orduna, Olivia Reyes and Denise Arias-Ruiz. Third Row: Miranda Edwards, Pablo Hernandez Bustama, Reillie Rodriguez, Jean Carlos Cardoza and Perla Martinez-Moreno. Fourth row: Troy Alvarado, Ivette Villeda-Madrid, Jay Adams and Adelaida […]

Last minute thriller in Clewiston

The LaBelle Cowboys varsity football team had their first (away) game of the season against the Clewiston Tigers last Friday. The game got off to a slow start with the first quarter ending in 0 – 0. At the beginning of the second quarter the Tigers came close to a touchdown but No. 5 of […]

Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet planned

The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet is planned for October 1 at the Port LaBelle Inn. There will be a Meet and Greeet from 5 – 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Fred Ford from Airglades Airport. […]

Carlos Inocente Gonzalez honored as “Artist of the Month”

The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop is pleased to recognize LaBelle’s own Carlos Inocente Gonzalez as “Artist of the Month” for September. A large collection of his works will be on display throughout the month. Many are familiar with Carlos’s work because of his association with Gallery 101 in LaBelle and his work […]

LaBelle High School Students and Athletes of the Month for August 2018

LaBelle High School Students of the Month for August is Kyla Miller and Hector Zuniga Student-Athletes of the Month for August is Enrique Hernandez and Sadie Gaskins.

Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon for his son Caleb

Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon on October 7 for his son Caleb. His son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 9. Wayne will be running for the charity Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to promoting solutions for individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. They […]

LaBelle High School Cowboys attend University of Florida game

After a big win on Friday night the Cowboys are 2-0 for the first time since 2007! Coach London and Coach Willis took some players to UF for the Gators season opener on Saturday. They got to meet Steve Spurrier! Players who attended the game are pictured in no order: Agustin Perez, Ethan Wooddell, Leland […]

Clewiston Elementary Schools placed on a brief lockdown

Clewiston Elementary Schools were on a brief lockdown today until deputies apprehended a man who entered Central Elementary School. Deputy Julio Perez was on duty today at Central Elementary when he witnessed a man enter the front door of the school. He then heard Principal Melissa Carter say that the man was not permitted to […]

Sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida

There have been a lot of sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida. The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a non-native lizard that has been present and breeding in Florida for about ten years. The species is native to the southwestern coastal regions of Saudi Arabia and western Yemen, where it inhabits mountainous coastal regions, […]