A Veteran’s Story: Specialist William Earl Davis

On Presidents’ Day, I had the honor of sitting down for a chat with William Earl Davis, Commander of LaBelle’s American Legion Post 130. Davis joined the Army during Vietnam, against his father’s wishes, at the age of 17. He had felt the call to serve early on, because his father was in the Army. […]

2019 SCF Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow

Retired last year, 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Parades Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow began earning the respect and admiration of LaBelle residents when he first arrived here in 1981. He has spent decades caring for the hurts and maladies of people with varied backgrounds. Many local families have histories of hunting, fishing and eking out […]

Cooking for a Cure supports research

Barron Park was buzzing with activity on Saturday, February 2, as dedicated volunteers served up lots of mouthwatering pulled pork and fixings, at the 7th Annual Cooking for a Cure benefit. Focused on saving and celebrating more lives, 100 percent of the proceeds of this event went to Relay for Life LaBelle, a cause that […]

6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament

The sun was shining over the Caloosahatchee, and the water was like glass last Saturday, as anglers both young and old tried to reel in a big one during the 6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament, held at the LaBelle Boat Ramp. Up on shore, near the jampacked parking lot, a sign of a […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant

The 52nd Annual Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant was held at the LaBelle High School Auditorium this past Saturday night, February 2. The audience was packed with excited friends, family, and even some royalty from past pageants. Seated front and center were the judges: Lori Jennings, Jennifer Dubasak, Justine Prince, Pam Brown, and Lara […]

Four Chaplains ceremony planned

Every year, Americans nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services. On Sunday, Feb 10 the American Legion Post 130, VFW 10100 and the Masonic Lodge 379 in LaBelle will present a commemorative patriotic and faith based service at 2 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street.. Please join us in supporting […]

BOCC declines to tinker with solid waste contract

CLEWISTON — Commissioners flinched when Public Works Director Shane Parker reported this month it’d cost almost $1 million to get toters for all unincorporated Hendry County residents’ garbage and recyclables. So they took no action Jan. 8 but agreed they’ll have to before the end of their contract with hauler Waste Connections Inc. in a […]

LaBelle Elementary’s November and December Student’s of the month

LaBelle Elementary’s Student of the Month for November – Left to right. First Row: Aisik Gomez-Escobedo, Riley Munoz, and Abdel Nicolas. Second Row: Janely Hernandez, Jesus Arreguin, Scarlet Alonso-Cruz, Emmelyn Williams, and Aleksi Raya. Third Row: Kimberly Escobedo, Marcos Diaz, Arely Reyes, and Crystal Garcia. Fourth Row: Kaven Thompson, Fernando Ortiz, Ashley Miranda, Jocelyne Gomez, […]

Upthegrove Elementary’s December Students month

Upthegrove Elementry Pre-K-2nd Graders: Pre-K: Parker Smith and Jimmy Enriquez. K: Ruben Villeda, Brian Trejo, Jonah Seibel and Jorden Meiser. 1st: Raven Burkett, Yahairi Garcia-Santamaria, Ally Kemp, Izaac Gonzalez and Brandon Gutierrez. 4th: Olivia Vasquez. 2nd: Emma Pringle, Sophia Arrieta, KC Adams, Ben Austin and Leslie Aguilar. Upthegrove Elementry 3rd-5th Graders: 5th: Jacklyn Agama Juarez, […]

LaBelle Native opens Public Relations/Communications Company

Story Media Group to  provide local options for growing and expanding businesses. LaBelle – LaBelle native Bianca Ross, opens Story Media Group, based in LaBelle, FL. Story Media Group will provide businesses with a local option for their public relations, digital marketing and communication needs. Story Media Group is a full-service public relations consulting agency […]