Pioneer Cousins reunited

Amy Winn, who lives in Austin, Texas was born in Miami and put up for adoption at birth. For the last twenty years Amy has been searching for her roots. Now her search led her to her long lost third cousin Terry Hamilton-Wollin, who is guiding her through her family’s history. Amy: “I knew from […]

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 […]

LaBelle City Commission discusses Marijuana Facilities

The meeting of the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency was held on May 10, 2018. After roll call wherein Thomas A. Smith, Dave Lyons, Julie Craichy Wilkins, Daniel Akin were present the meeting proceeded to the discussion of proposed Ordinance No. 2018-08 Prohibiting Medical Marijuana Facilities within the City of LaBelle. Hilda Zimmerly was […]

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 […]

Do things that put you in a ‘feeling good’ space

In today’s face paced society we are always on the go. So many people desire peace, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment in their lives, but they don’t know how to get it or what to do to keep it when they do experience it in brief snippets between board meetings, baseball games, dinner parties, […]

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 […]