Veterans Day Celebration and the story of the Poppy

This wall of names was dedicated on November 11, 2018 in the Veterans Park in LaBelle. Did you know that you should wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the BLACK represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved […]

LaBelle City Commission Meeting November 8

The City Commission Meeting started with Carol Westmoreland with Florida League of Cities presenting a resolution of the board of directors honoring Mayor David A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected service and presenting him with the “John Land Years of Service Award” in recognition of his unselfish commitment to municipal leadership and governance. […]

Boys Cross County ends season

The LHS Boys Cross Country team ended their season at the State Finals in Tallahassee on Saturday, November 10. It was the Boys sixth consecutive trip to the Championship Meet, where they finished 17th out of 24 teams. Sophomore Jose Salgado lead the way finishing in 54th place with a time 17:12. Freshmen Alexis Reyes […]

Upthegrove Students of the Month for October

Front – Grant Deerey and Krece Wiggins. 2nd Row – Adabel Lopez, Tanajia Merancin, Elena Beltran, Nicole Ruiz-Mendoza and Aubrey Howard. 3rd Row – Zoey Cruz, Emanuel Garcia, Jane Peck, Jeff Paniagua and Sritanvi Penmatsa. Back – Dwayne Barragan, Kymberlee Golemme, Jack Cruz and Robert Howard.   Front – Yaresli Aguirre, Daniel Perez and Clara […]

Country Oaks Elementary Leaders of the Month for October!

Grade PreK: Dariel Dominguez and Jimena Santillana. Grade K: Dylan Avila-Barragan, Julyza Barrios, Samantha Santamaria, Rylan Bone, Josue Lopez and Caleb Rivera. Grade 1: Adrian Flores, Abigail Walker, Miracle Miller, Ivan Andrade, Joselin Ramirez, and Maximiliano Aguilar. Grade 2: Januel Arias, Aubrey Schneider, Allynah Marroquin, Damien Soto, Alejandro Gomez-Roque, Anali Vargas.   Grade 3: Cristabell […]

Largest excess fee’s check in years

Hendry County Clerk of Courts Barbara Butler received the excess fee check of over $230,000.00 from Tax Collector Pat Langford this week. “This marks the largest amount of excess fee’s we have given to our county in several years. It gives me great pleasure to do so and is proof of the hard work our […]

Hendry County Traffic Safety Meeting Nov 1

The Hendry County Traffic Safety meeting of November 1 reported that there were no fatalities by car crashes in the month of September. Compared to 2017 the number of fatalities for the entire year went up from 8 in 2017 to 11 in 2018. The number of crashes are down but the total fatalities went […]

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation has a new President

Laura Reed is the new President of the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation: “I moved to LaBelle in 2009 from Georgia for my work, I work for Bayer Crop Science, an agricultural research station in Felda. I work with the cucumber breeding, we try to breed resistance to certain diseases into the cucumbers by doing conventional, […]

The Cowboys Made the Playoffs!!!

The LaBelle Cowboys finished the regular season at 7-3 and will be hosting the first round of the 4A Region 3 playoffs vs Lake Placid on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Please come on out and support your Cowboys!! If you can not make it to the game you can hear […]

Hendry and Glades County elections hotly contested

LABELLE — In the elections Tuesday, one Hendry County Board of Commissioners seat was contested, and two candidates squared off for the property appraiser’s office. Two seats were filled on the Glades County Board of Commissioners. At the east end of Hendry, there were seven candidates for Clewiston City Commission, including the three members whose […]