Veterans Day Celebration and the story of the Poppy

This wall of names was dedicated on November 11, 2018 in the Veterans Park in LaBelle. Did you know that you should wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the BLACK represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved […]

Doug Morgan does Belle’s Ice Cream Bar Brain-Freeze Challenge

If you are competitive you can join the Winter Olympics this year at the Belle’s Ice Cream Bar in LaBelle. They have the Brain-Freeze Challenge; 24 scoops in 30 minutes. If you eat the entire 24 scoops within the time limit you will be rewarded with a prize. Doug Morgan of LaBelle Animal Control took […]

LaBelle City Commission Meeting November 8

The City Commission Meeting started with Carol Westmoreland with Florida League of Cities presenting a resolution of the board of directors honoring Mayor David A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected service and presenting him with the “John Land Years of Service Award” in recognition of his unselfish commitment to municipal leadership and governance. […]

Boys Cross County ends season

The LHS Boys Cross Country team ended their season at the State Finals in Tallahassee on Saturday, November 10. It was the Boys sixth consecutive trip to the Championship Meet, where they finished 17th out of 24 teams. Sophomore Jose Salgado lead the way finishing in 54th place with a time 17:12. Freshmen Alexis Reyes […]

The Cowboys move on to semifinals

The LaBelle Cowboys defeated the Lake Placid Dragons 14-13 on Friday night, November 9. It was the program’s first playoff win since 2006. The Cowboy Defense played a great game led by LB Omar Gonzales and LB Zion Gonzales. Maynard Blackmon scored twice for the Cowboys and Enrique Hernandez had a big 40 yard punt […]

Thousands of dollars in damage caused by Vandals

Also known as criminal mischief it is the willful and malicious destruction of property that doesn’t belong to you. The LaBelle area parks this year have seen an increase in vandalism. Vandalism from graffiti on walls to busted ceramic toilets. A single incident of vandalism to property according to the U.S. Small Business Administration costs […]

Barron Park House Gallery Perception’s Art Show

On Friday evening November 2, the Barron Park House Gallery held The Perceptions Art Show. It was a lovely event complete with complimentary wine, a full buffet of hor d’oeuvres, and the most talented artists in the area. And the place was packed. So many people from the community came to take in all of […]

Upthegrove Students of the Month for October

Front – Grant Deerey and Krece Wiggins. 2nd Row – Adabel Lopez, Tanajia Merancin, Elena Beltran, Nicole Ruiz-Mendoza and Aubrey Howard. 3rd Row – Zoey Cruz, Emanuel Garcia, Jane Peck, Jeff Paniagua and Sritanvi Penmatsa. Back – Dwayne Barragan, Kymberlee Golemme, Jack Cruz and Robert Howard.   Front – Yaresli Aguirre, Daniel Perez and Clara […]

Country Oaks Elementary Leaders of the Month for October!

Grade PreK: Dariel Dominguez and Jimena Santillana. Grade K: Dylan Avila-Barragan, Julyza Barrios, Samantha Santamaria, Rylan Bone, Josue Lopez and Caleb Rivera. Grade 1: Adrian Flores, Abigail Walker, Miracle Miller, Ivan Andrade, Joselin Ramirez, and Maximiliano Aguilar. Grade 2: Januel Arias, Aubrey Schneider, Allynah Marroquin, Damien Soto, Alejandro Gomez-Roque, Anali Vargas.   Grade 3: Cristabell […]

Largest excess fee’s check in years

Hendry County Clerk of Courts Barbara Butler received the excess fee check of over $230,000.00 from Tax Collector Pat Langford this week. “This marks the largest amount of excess fee’s we have given to our county in several years. It gives me great pleasure to do so and is proof of the hard work our […]