Dr. Darryl Damon’s Office welcomes new dentist Matthew Conley

Dr. Darryl E. Damon’s Office welcomes a new DMD dentist Matthew Conley: “I grew up in LaBelle so I’m very excited to practice dentistry here,” Matthew explains. “I graduated from LaBelle High School, they have a program that if you graduate there, you get two years of FSW education. With that I got a general […]

Student with disabilities finds a niche caring for Caloosa Humane Society animals

An emaciated caramel-colored dog is brought to the lobby of the Caloosa Humane Society Shelter, her ribs protruding and her appetite voracious. All eyes are on the rescue dog as she laps up the dish of food prepared to help fill out her large frame. Outside, an energetic bulldog named “Chubbs” tests the strength of […]

Community Clean-Up planned in North and South LaBelle

Hendry County will be hosting free Community Clean-Up events in North and South LaBelle over the next month. Residents can drive up to the location and dispose of their waste with assistance from county employees. These clean-up events are held to help the community clean up their yards and homes of unwanted debris and waste. […]

Hendry ditches old, goes with new health insurance provider

The Hendry County Board voted unanimously at its regular meeting in Clewiston on Aug. 14 to contract with a new health insurance carrier, which could result in a nearly unheard-of savings to county taxpayers of up to $86,000, possibly even more, in the first year. Deputy County Administrator Jennifer Davis, who’s been working on the […]

Local Surgical Services in Hendry County reduce burden of travel

Clewiston – Traveling long distances can add to the stress and discomfort of surgery. The need to travel to and from a facility outside the community can also cause a burden for family members. Fortunately for Hendry County residents, common surgical procedures are available at Hendry Regional Medical Center. The trusted medical team at Hendry […]

Gatorama’s Alligator Hatching Festival will start soon

PALMDALE– Gatorama is hosting its 15th annual “Alligator Hatching Festival” daily August 18- Sept 3 at the animal park at 10665 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world! “This is a great opportunity for parents to teach […]

Felda Resident Blake Crawford competed in youth rodeo

The International Finals Youth Rodeo(IFYR) is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, it is held annually in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attracts the best youth rodeo athletes in the world. Blake Crawford (18) from Felda, competed in the 26th IFYR. Crawford joined more than 850 of the top high […]

August 19 and 26 are laity Sundays at LaBelle Assembly of God

Each year Pastor Avery and Kathy step down from the platform and let the women and men of the church step-up and share the Word of God in their individual ways from their life expectancies: Certified Public Accountant, Public School teacher, a City commissioner or a retired Hendry county Code enforcement, and finance officer. This […]

LaBelle City Commission discusses employee pay raises

The budget workshop started with the USDA Civic Center update. The bids came in for the project. The lowest offers that came in were actually more than was originally budgeted for the project. Discussed was why it was so expensive when the Civic Center is only partly being renovated and a possible solution that was […]

Public asking questions about new palmeto berry rule

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17: They require, for a landowner […]