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 […]

Sheer Fear will soon be here!

It’s the scariest time of the year again, Halloween! Time for all the scary, scary things to come out and do what they do best! Are you brave enough to come out and play? Find out this weekend, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at Sheer Fear. Come out to the LaBelle Nature Park […]

Body found in remote Hendry

HENDRY COUNTY — The body of a deceased white male Caucasian reportedly was found in a remote wildlife area, drawing a response from state and local law enforcement agencies recently. An emailed tip to this newspaper provided a link to the NamUs website, that of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, where the discovery […]

Hendry elevates Jennifer Davis to County Administrator

CLEWISTON — While accepting Charles Chapman’s departure as Hendry County administrator collegially and with humor, joking that he essentially was being “fired” before his last day, county commissioners then paid him a high compliment by tentatively elevating his deputy Jennifer Davis into his chair during their meeting here last week. Rather than go forward with […]

Chapman hands in his resignation

CLEWISTON — Charles Chapman, county manager in Hendry County since 2013, has presented his letter of resignation and gave 60 days’ notice to the county commissioners. He accepted an offer and signed a contract on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to become the new city manager in Naples, Fla., effective the first Monday in December, and will […]

Tony Aguilar seeks Hendry County Property Appraisers seat

By Tony Aguilar Special to the Caloosa Belle Eleven years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and apply for the position of field analyst in the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s (HCPA) office. While I expected my job to consist mostly of measuring and photographing houses, gathering relevant information, and keying data into […]

Renier Pupo from LHS received offers from Duke and Yale

Renier Pupo from LaBelle High School has gotten offers from both Yale and Duke University. He has spent last summer at Duke University: “I went to Duke for the summer because I really wanted to expand my education outside of LHS,” Renier explains, “I found out that they had a summer program, after talking to […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]