Moore Haven Lock and Dam to be re-named in honor of Julian Keen, Jr.

Washington, D.C.- The House passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Bill, which included a provision to re-name the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock and Dam in honor of the late Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Julian Keen, Jr. Keen, who had worked with the […]

Community mourns trio of cowboys lost too soon

MOORE HAVEN — A wave of grief has washed over this community and a wide group of local cowboys, cowgirls and their families, friends and acquaintances all during this past week. Anyone who’s on Facebook with friends in this area hasn’t been able to miss the news, and if you drive out U.S. 27 a […]

The Ortona Tavern replaces the Shady Gator’z Saloon

The building that once housed Bea’s Beauty Shop and then the Shady Gator’z Saloon was so alluring sitting under the majestic old live oaks that Linda Lee fell in love with the place the first time she stepped into the bar. When Linda and her husband Gary found out the Saloon was for sale in […]

Progress on training center picks up speed

For years there has been a widely held belief that education – training – is the way this long-time agricultural area will survive and thrive in the future. Although it is a standing goal to bring vocational training to Hendry and Glades on a large scale, the reality has been extremely difficult to accomplish. For […]