SR 29S changes still ‘work in progress’

It’s been years since the State of Florida began actively planning the four-laning of SR 29 south of LaBelle. Over the years the highway has had to meet ever-increasing demands and the improvements are intended to accommodate increased traffic flow, especially during the agricultural and tourist seasons; to upgrade safety; and to allow for additional […]

Honor Flight uplifts a local veteran

America’s veterans are to be cherished and honored for the time and sacrifices they have made in all our names. Whatever branch of the military, whatever job they performed, their service has made all our freedoms possible. Recognizing these special men and women has become the focus of a group called Honor Flight. Recently, Clenton […]

LaBelle to celebrate Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, everyone is invited to the American Legion and VFW’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and luncheon. The first ceremony will be at the Felda Cemetery at 9 a.m. The ceremony at the Ft Denaud Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. A pot-luck luncheon will be served at the American Legion Post […]

Artist of the Month at Barron Park House Gallery

Susan Oehl, formerly of Connecticut and now a resident of Ft. Myers, has been selected by Arts of the Inland board members to be “Artist of the Month” at the Barron Park House Gallery in LaBelle. Susan’s paintings will be on display throughout the month of May. Ms. Oehl studied graphic and fine arts at […]

Convicted Felon, Gualberto Gamboa arrested on narcotics charges

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was requested to respond to the home of 35 year old Gualberto Gamboa, who resides at 4291 Ft. Keis Ave., LaBelle. It had been reported that a State Probation Officer was currently inside the residence conducting a home search of […]

United Way to take applications for emergency food and shelter

The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through June 3, at 5:00 p.m. The counties of Lee, Hendry and Glades have been awarded federal funds in the amount of $306,272 made available […]

Leadership Day at COES

On May 8, Country Oaks Elementary School held their Inaugural Community Leadership Day. Leadership and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids serve as a foundation that helps to unleash every child’s unique gifts and talents while providing them with opportunities to be a leader. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Habit #1 – Be Proactive: […]

With Airglades boom on radar, Hendry BOCC preparing

Hendry County commissioners considered several agenda items during their meeting Tuesday, May 8, having to do with Airglades Airport and the planning for its takeover by a consortium of private agricultural and shipping interests led by Fred Ford. The county board picked one of two companies that responded to its Request for Qualifications for preliminary […]

Hernjandez-Trejo heading to Southern Cal

“I’m really excited,” said Jose Hernandez-Trejo, seventeen year old graduating Senior of LaBelle High School, on his upcoming move to Los Angeles, California where he will be attending The University of Southern California. “I visited a few weeks ago and I didn’t want to leave on the flight back! I was hoping the flight would […]

Guardian Program is evolving at Hendry Schools

The world has never been a safe place but for most people there were places that seemed so. Schools were on that list. It has always been reasonable and expected that when parents sent their children to school in the morning, they would come home in the same condition that afternoon as when they left. […]