Candidates’ filing deadline is Friday, June 22 for the Primary

This is a corrected version of the story we posted earlier, we regret any confusion our first story may have caused. Anyone who wants to run for a county or special district elective office in Hendry County has until noon Friday, June 22 to complete the paperwork and submit their filing fee to the Hendry […]

Zimmerly hopes to keep seat on commission

After 14 years on the LaBelle City Commission, Hilda Zimmerly has not lost the will and the heart to serve her community. A 41-year resident of LaBelle, she and her family arrived here from Northeastern Ohio, where she taught for four years before leaving the profession to raise her family. When the family relocated here, […]

Hendry BOCC accepts bid on Port LaBelle sewer rehab

The Hendry County commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday, May 22, to accept a low bid from National Water Main Cleaning Co. for rehabilitation services on sanitary sewer lines within the Port LaBelle Utility Service area. The county board had postponed a decision at its previous meeting in May on selecting a bidder among the three […]

Hendry County works to improve roads

Hendry County is currently working on improving Flaghole Road and Fort Denaud Road with the financial assistance of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The Flaghole Road project is approximately 5.8-miles long and extends from Woodland Blvd to US27. This project consists of isolated base repairs, shoulder work, culvert replacement at the L-1 Canal, and […]

Garcia is running for Hendry County Sheriff

“The law implemented equally among all is the only thing that makes us truly equal.” Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff, Ricky Garcia served as a road patrol deputy for six years. He resigned this past February in order to run for sheriff and is running with No Party Affiliation. He brings to his candidacy a […]

Puletti seeks re-election as Superintendent

There have been many changes in education during Paul Puletti’s term as Superintendent of Hendry County Schools. As other Florida districts, Hendry County has had to regear for new educational standards and testing. As superintendent, Mr. Puletti has guided the district’s teachers and supported them as they immersed themselves in the new standards. He said […]

Rick Murphy announces candidacy for Superintendent

Rick Murphy announces his candidacy for Superintendent of Hendry County Schools. He is the 12th child of Susie Wade and a lifelong resident of Hendry County, born and raised in Hooker’s Point south of Clewiston. He is the father of two daughters, Crystal and Christina Murphy, and grandfather of Nadia and Jalen Centeno. He graduated […]

Barbara Butler seeks re-election as Clerk of Courts

For 15.5 years Barbara Butler has served Hendry County as its Clerk of Courts and Comptroller. She took office in January 2001. She has years as a certified paralegal before ever being elected to her current position. She worked for Clewiston attorney Jack Rafter – who served as attorney for the City of Clewiston and […]

Republican Russell W. Tidaback is running for Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Russell W. Tidaback is a proactive, performance-driven professional who cares about People, Product and Process; with 24 years progressive expertise in leadership, organizational skills and a refined understanding of business priorities. He is a genuine team player committed to managing overall operations and projects flawlessly while contributing to revenue producing activities. He is also a […]

Berg running for School Board

After 16 years Sally Berg is still interested, involved and eager to continue her work on the Hendry County School Board, Originally recruited to serve by a former board member, she feels she is uniquely aware of teacher/parent issues in the education system, able to approach issues from their point of view. She knows what […]