Student Drivers 2018 Top Drivers

The following students were selected as the top driver’s for the 2018 Summer School Driver’s Education Program. The program helped prepare over 65 students to drive safely and lawfully and exempted each individual from taking the Florida Driver License Class E Knowledge Exam and Driving Skills Test. From front to back are Nyah Aguilar, Christianna […]

Hendry leaders take reins at Florida counties convention

Hendry County commissioners and key staff members attended the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference June 26-29 in Orlando, where Hendry representatives assumed several leadership roles in the association. Commissioner Karson Turner was sworn in as president of the association on June 28. His duties as president over the next year will include representing […]

Need information on this years election?

An election information table is being taken all around the county by the Supervisor of Elections office, so residents will be “Election Ready”. The table has already been sat up displayed at several different sites in the county – the Harlem Library, Clewiston Library, LaBelle Senior Connection, and currently a table loaded with Election Information […]

LaBelle Little League Junior All-Star baseball team District Champions

The LaBelle Little League Junior All-Star baseball team brought home the District 18 Little League All-Star Championship on June 24. These young men fought through rain and sweltering heat to defeat San Carlos in two games. Game one was won by a score of 9-6 behind the pitching of Lawson Davidson, Johnathan Villa, and Trevor […]

Hendry offers CERT training this month

Hendry County emergency management officials are conducting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions this month. They start July 14 and continue on the next two Saturdays, July 21 and July 28, in LaBelle. County Administrator Charles Chapman says that having sufficient numbers of trained CERT volunteers countywide is crucial when it comes to assisting […]

Saw palmetto berry harvesting requires state permit

As of Tuesday, July 17, anyone harvesting saw palmetto berries in Florida will be required to have a “Native Plant Harvesting Permit” issued through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), its Division of Plant Industry has announced. Extract derived from the saw palmetto plant’s berries has been the subject of research as […]

Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

You know that old question “did you wake up on the wrong side of bed this morning?’ A question used to ask someone why they are in such a bad mood can actually carry with it a valuable way of looking at life. Let’s call waking up on ’the wrong side of bed’; waking up […]

Training center progress all behind the scenes

MOORE HAVEN — Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district officials are coalescing around a more regional approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There weren’t any breakthroughs to announce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. […]

Groundbreaking for the new wall and the Veterans Park

Thank you to all who attended The Groundbreaking Ceremony Saturday, June 30 at the Veterans Park to locate “The Wall”. The New Veterans Granite Wall is to be in Place by Veterans Day, November 11. All Veteran names that are on bricks at the park will be on the wall. August 1 is the deadline […]

Toxic algae found in the Caloosahatchee River

Low levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in water collected in Lake Okeechobee where a large algal bloom has been reported, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. Higher levels of microcystin were detected on the Caloosahatchee River in Glades County and in Lee County. The highest level of toxins detected this week […]