Free COVID-19 testing sites available in Hendry and Glades counties

Asymptomatic cases of people infected with COVID-19 virus are being discovered locally. Our public officials and medical experts are urging people to get tested for the novel coronavirus, and have opened up multiple test sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. These tests are administered to any Hendry or Glades resident, age 18 and up, they […]

Glades County looks to restore Harney Pond Overlook

MOORE HAVEN — County commissioners told Glades County staff to move ahead on the idea of replacing the boardwalk at Harney Pond Overlook Park, which was torn down some time ago after recent hurricane damage. Local residents and Northern visitors both recently have been inquiring, County Manager Bob Jones told the board at their meeting […]

Glades County’s ‘new’ manager is a familiar leader

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County finally has a “new” manager, but it’s a comfortable fit for the commission and entire county staff including him — not a difficult negotiator living in another state as their top pick turned out to be. Public Safety Director Bob Jones — the deputy county manager who’s been acting in […]

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 […]

Glades learns Hendry may take over bus operations

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners listened intently to a presentation by an official with the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) last week about public transit availability to disabled and low-income county residents. Although Glades County is much smaller in population than neighboring Hendry County, its residents still get thousands of trips each year […]

Gatorama’s crawling out into culinary world’s bright lights

PALMDALE — “The Great Food Truck Race” filmed a segment at Gatorama recently, as the reptile sanctuary has been crawling its way out into the bright lights of the culinary world. The Glades County Tourism Development Council, through its website and Facebook feed from VisitGlades.com, posted an update as April drew to a close, sharing […]

Lake-area counties look forward to unifying voices

LaBELLE — The commissioners from all five of the Lake Okeechobee-area counties will gather in Okeechobee for a joint workshop/meeting on May 7. County commissioners and staff officials from Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will meet at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N., […]

West Glades School Citizens of the month for January 2019

Teacher presses to fix the dissing of ‘Muse’ as ‘Muce’

MOORE HAVEN — To correct an annoying misspelling these days might be no simple matter, it seems — especially if it’s routinely misrendered online by Google Maps and in Bing searches because of errors in federal maps and documents. It so bothered fifth-grade science teacher Anthony Narehood of LaBelle that he decided to find out […]

Four Chaplains ceremony planned

Every year, Americans nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services. On Sunday, Feb 10 the American Legion Post 130, VFW 10100 and the Masonic Lodge 379 in LaBelle will present a commemorative patriotic and faith based service at 2 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street.. Please join us in supporting […]