Hendry sends FPL solar plant plan to state

LABELLE — Hendry County’s Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 23 to send on to state regulators Florida Power & Light Co.’s request for permission to build a solar energy facility on 623 agricultural acres along County Road 833, about 3 miles south of State Road 80. FPL is requesting to amend the Hendry County Comprehensive […]

Marvin Ruble joins Collier Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization creating solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. Marvin Ruble, a Vietnam Veteran, the Commander of the VFW and the 1st […]

Area was famous for close encounters with Cryptid ‘Skunk Apes’

By Bob Davidsson Special to Caloosa Belle During the 1970s, more than a dozen sightings of the elusive “Skunk Ape,” the Everglades version of the Himalayan “Yeti” and Oregon’s “Sasquatch” (Bigfoot), were reported in suburban Palm Beach County. Why the legendary creature was observed in such large numbers during the decade of the 1970s is […]

LaBelle High School Boys Cross Country wins district!

The LaBelle High School Boys Cross Country Team won their 3rd District Championship this past Friday at Bishop Verot. The Cowboys defeated seven other teams on the way to their third District Title in the past five years. Sophomore Jose Salgado lead the boys race from start to finish recording a personal best time of […]

Little Toot is coming to LaBelle at six knots on Nov 16

After living and working as an artist in the hustle and bustle of New York for 20 years, Christopher Robin Obetz decided it was time to slow things down. And he found the perfect companion to accompany him on his new adventure in LaBelle. “My parents are getting older and I wanted to create a […]

Sponsor a 4-H Student

My name is Destiny Boyce and I am 14 years old. This is my first year in 4H Youth and Mustang Challenge I have never worked with horses before. I am training a four year old gelding named Magic. Magic will be going to his permanent home as he has already been adopted after the […]

LaBelle Elementary’s September Students of the Month

Left to Right Front Row: Nicole Alanis, Aaron Montesino and Brogan Blanco. Second Row: Daniela Perez, Fabian Arrieta, Eli Garcia, Keshawn Williams and Cristalady Castro. Third Row: Ila Russell, Mason Flournah, Evelyn Carranza, Raegann French and Erika Espinosa. Back Row: Lizeth Carreon, Angel Gomez, Zitlaly Lopez, Alabama Hellard and Angel Castro-Olvera.   Left to Right […]

Gunter Joins Hendry Glades United Way

United Way of Hendry and Glades is happy to announce the addition of Greg Gunter to the staff. He will serve as staff support to the Hendry Glades Unmet Needs Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to support individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma to recover and rebuild. Greg Gunter has been a […]

The Firehouse Community Theatre Presents Boeing Boeing –

Photo: (Front, sitting) Elaina Butler, Jack Webb, Olympia Abrego, (Back row) Joel Hawkins, Christina Guerra and Brenda Barnes. It’s the 1960’s and bachelor Bernard, has a flat in Paris and is engaged to three flight attendants from three different countries! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and the girls’ […]

Raising funds for the Pink Warriors

Pictured from Left to Right: Pete Vasquez, Electa Waddell, Lynn Chiarelli, Steve Mockler, Jim Rodgers, Marvin Ruble, Bethany Humphries, Linda Gille, Rose Mockler and Sharon Rodgers.   The American Legion Post 130 Benefit for Breast Cancer Month was a success with their 6th Annual Save the Ta Tas Fund Raiser with additional co-operation and fund […]