Southern Gardens juice plant closes

ORLANDO — The Associated Press reports that one of only a handful of orange juice-processing plants left in Florida stopped processing fruit Tuesday, according to a FOX 35 News copyrighted report. It is yet another sign of the havoc that imported juice, diseases and Hurricane Irma have had on the fortunes of growers of the […]

LaBelle Goodwill Expands Opens Community Resource Center to Serve Those in Need

LaBelle – A double ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 12th, as Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) introduces the LaBelle community to a newly remodeled retail and donation center, and grand opening of their new Community Resource Center. In addition, a community celebration is scheduled for Saturday afternoon including discounts, music, […]

Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle. Investigators […]

Leadership Hendry and Glades helps develop regional leaders

As the challenges and opportunities of Hendry and Glades counties become more complex, there is an increasing need to develop regional leaders. Leadership Hendry and Glades Counties, Inc (LHG) is a comprehensive leadership program designed to better prepare a diverse group of community, government, business and nonprofit leaders to work collaboratively in addressing regional issues. […]

Drive Sober or get pulled over

Law Enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance involving Drunk or Drugged driving. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols, specifically looking for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Nationwide Initiative. This will extend through Labor Day, September 2. Throughout the enforcement period, Sheriff’s Deputies will be […]

United Way Receives $10,000 Bayer Fund Grant for Hendry County

LaBelle – Employees of Bayer in Felda recommended the United Way of Hendry and Glades receive a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund. Funds from the grant will be used for the Empowering Children & Youth Initiative for Hendry County. Empowering Children and Youth is an on-going program that strives to make a positive impact […]

Recently at the Rotary

On Tuesday, August 13, the Rotary Club of LaBelle heard from John Smarge. Mr. Smarge spoke to the club about HANWASH. This is a multi-district Rotary water project in Haiti. Mr. Smarge gave us an update on this project that started last year. LaBelle Rotarians have volunteered to help with labor and are looking at […]

The Firehouse Theatre is proud to present “Bag Lady” by Jean-Claude van Itallie.

This is a “pop-up” play to spotlight one or our local actresses, Kyla Miller. This play was presented at the Central Florida Theatre competition and won awards. The play takes place on the streets of New York, where this bag lady calls home. On this day, she goes about her business, stuffing her shopping bags […]

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home for young LaBelle couple

LaBelle – With a baby on the way, LaBelle couple Nathan and Joann Adams knew they had to move out of her sister’s home. They shared one room in a two-bedroom home with a family of five before reaching out to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “We came to Habitat in hopes […]

Scholarship recipient thanks Kiwanis

Alondra Reyna Lopez is a 2018 graduate of LaBelle High School. She’s a scholarship recipient of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and returned to thank the club for helping her toward her degree at FSU in Tallahassee. Her goal is to earn a doctorate in psychology to help troubled teens in low income neighborhoods to […]