A Message from the Publisher – This is the time for pioneer spirit

By Katrina Elsken Publisher Caloosa Belle In 1985, I had the honor of interviewing some of LaBelle’s oldest residents for a series of articles on the area’s history. The pioneer founders of this community dealt with many hardships, but they always came together as a community, and found ways to help each other through even […]

Speaking up for local children in need

Do love for children? Do you ever wonder how you could make a difference in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, been abandoned, or neglected? The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program is in search of more volunteers. This program is often the only consistency a child may experience, while going through court. Often […]

Inspirational people of Hendry County: Erwin Evans, General Manger of Sodexo

Sodexo is a Worldwide Service Management Company and one of the largest employers on the planet. Erwin Evans is the happy-go-lucky, always enthusiastic, General Manager for Sodexo here in Hendry County, which provides meals for the Hendry County School District. Evans has been the General Manger for five years, and hopes to continue making a […]

Lazars have made LaBelle their own

LaBelle has been blessed with many hard working, unselfish sons and daughters and adopted sons and daughters, whose lives have enriched us all. Throughout their years in LaBelle, Jeff and Terri Lazar have proven themselves to be bona fide members of that group. Raised in Miami, Jeff is a graduate of the University of Florida. […]

Topics put ‘On the Table’ alike across Southwest Florida

CLEWISTON — The “On the Table” community roundtable discussions as conducted in many other places came to Southwest Florida this autumn, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition and attended by a wide spectrum of community partners on Thursday, Oct. 17. In Hendry County, one gathering was at the Clewiston Adult […]

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 25 and Saturday, October 26 at Sheer Fear. Come out to the LaBelle Nature Park […]

Hendry getting its first craft brewery in LaBelle

LABELLE — Hendry County is set to see its very first craft brewery open this fall, and the location on the main drag here also will include a restaurant in a new building with roughly 7,200 square feet of space. LaBelle Brewing founder Daniel Peregrin told the Fort Myers News-Press that he is fortunate to […]

Congratulations Anna Gomez

Anna Gomez, pictured with Derek Beck, owner of Beck Construction was the winner of a new air conditioning unit given away by Beck Construction. Beck had a contest during the month of June for anyone who had a service call or liked and shared their Facebook page. Anna had a Beck’s AC tech out to […]

Additions to Veterans Memorial Wall

The deadline for the applications for the engraving for the LaBelle Veterans Memorial Wall is August. 5, 2019. Applications are available at the American Legion and the VFW. The amount: $150, Checks payable to: American Legion Post 130, Memo: Memorial Park Fund. Return to: American Legion Post 130 or VFW Post 10100, or mail to: […]

One arrested in County Village homicide

On July 3, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting that had just occurred. Deputies responded to 1 Commodore Place in LaBelle where upon their arrival they discovered 19 year old David Zavala unresponsive in the back seat of a truck. Hendry County Investigators along with Deputies […]

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