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., […]

Bicyclists Ride 200 Miles to Feed Hungry Children

It is often overlooked, but hunger is one of the leading causes of chronic disease, disability, and death in the United States. One in every five kids in Florida do not know where their next meal will come from. There are over 3,000 chronically hungry children in Glades and Hendry County alone. This past weekend, […]

IMPOWER providing counseling services

LaBELLE — A nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services that’s well-established farther up the Florida peninsula has come to Hendry, Glades and Highlands counties. Its representatives are making the rounds of public meetings to make local elected officials aware of its availability and to help get the word out. But IMPOWER is going […]

Officials seek public’s help to find teen

CLEWISTON — Edie Beaux Robbins, age 15, was last seen on Monday, March 18, at 7:30 a.m. when she was dropped off at Clewiston High School by her grandmother. She never showed up to her softball game after school. Someone had seen her on the Brighton reservation at the gym on Monday evening. Edie Robbins […]

Youth Show Swine at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

On Wednesday, February 13, the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show was held. The show consisted of 4-H’ers and FFA members exhibiting their market swine ranging from 200 pounds to 350 pounds. The show was sponsored by Diamond R Fertilizer. The Belt Buckle sponsors were Randy’s Garage, Total Truck Parts, D & D Machine & Hydraulics, Creel […]

Walmart’s free Grocery Pickup is up and running

Walmart’s FREE Grocery Pickup launch party was held on March 2, with Mayor David Lyons performing the ceremonial ribbon cutting, and the convenient service is now available. Walmart has their certified personal shoppers standing by, ready to select your items, and deliver them right to your vehicle. Are you wondering how to use this new […]

2019 School Related Employee of the Year

Farm Credit of Florida opens an office in LaBelle

Farm Credit of Florida officially opened their new LaBelle location on Friday, February 1 at 870 W. Hickpochee Ave, Suite 800. The event hosted a gathering of folks from Farm Credit of Florida offices from Arcadia to Vero Beach, as well as members of the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, local customers and folks from […]

Red Hat Ladies hold annual benefit luncheon

During the 11th Annual Red Hat Ladies Benefit Luncheon at Whisper Creek RV Resort, held last Wednesday, January 30, there were door prizes given away throughout the event, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a delicious lunch, and a Bon Worth Fashion show. It was a fun event, filled with lots of smiles, jokes, and […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant

The 52nd Annual Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant was held at the LaBelle High School Auditorium this past Saturday night, February 2. The audience was packed with excited friends, family, and even some royalty from past pageants. Seated front and center were the judges: Lori Jennings, Jennifer Dubasak, Justine Prince, Pam Brown, and Lara […]