Kiwanis Club of LaBelle awards 2019 scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle presented scholarships to LaBelle High School Seniors on Thursday, May 9 at Beef O’Brady’s. A total of 14 graduating seniors were awarded scholarships totaling $18,350. The scholarships are awarded annually to any graduating student at LaBelle High School that completes the application and attends the interview process by the Foundation […]

DKG Initiates New Members

Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomed four new members. The Monday, May 6 Initiation and Business Meeting was held after school at the Beef O’Brady’s Conference Room. Active Members greeted the Initiates at a Social Time following the business meeting. Gamma Zeta Second Vice-President & Membership Chair Kathy Sloan coordinated the […]

United Way of Hendry & Glades raises $334,944

LABELLE – Swing Into Spring was an evening of fun and celebration for the United Way of Hendry and Glades. The big announcement that the 2018-2019 United Way Campaign had made goal, raising $334,944, was made by Sally Berg, Swing Into Spring Chair, and Cliff Smith, President of the United Way. Sally Berg said, “United […]

Middle School ESE Students Welcome Special Visitors!

Plenty of hands were on deck to participate in the therapy horse visit at LaBelle Middle School. All of the students took turns selecting just the right color to place their handprint on Misty, the miniature horse. After painting, Jules, the Arabian, took students for a ride around the campus courtyard. There was no denying […]

American Advanced in LaBelle robbed

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call from American Advanced, located at 51 South Lee St., Unit #6, LaBelle, a check cashing and payday loan center, reporting they had just been robbed. The caller went on to say a person entered the store and demanded all […]

Abby Arnold is crowned Miss Florida International

LaBelle native, Abby Lynn Arnold has just won the title of 2019 Miss Florida International, and she is on a mission to speak out against child abuse and human trafficking. Her title will have her traveling and working throughout Florida, to bring awareness to the current crisis of child abuse and human trafficking and finding […]

LaBelle High School Class of 2019 Top 5 Honor Graduates

LaBelle High School (LHS) is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019’s valedictorian is Travis Gayle and the salutatorian is Eduardo Ramirez-Trejo. Top Five Honor graduates also include Stephen Howard, Shareefa Saheed, and Arleth Ortiz Villa. Travis Oraldo Gayle, Valedictorian is ranked number one of 335 students and has a weighted GPA of 5.24. […]

Local man arrested for Written Threats to Kill or Do Bodily Injury

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 10:30pm, 28 year old, Juan Jesus Madrid was arrested on charges of Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Injury. Madrid had posted a Meme with what appeared to be three young girls making fun of a young man who looked dejected with the caption “You won’t be […]

County Oaks third quarter honor rolls

A Honor Roll Aydan Alan Acevedo, Maximiliano Aguilar, Andrew Jacob Patrick Akin, Garcia, Jennifer Almaza, Ivan Rydel Andrade, Jaylynn Anahli Andrade, Januel Riquelme Arias, Ivan Avila-Zea, Alondra Sofia Banda, Roberto Antonio Barillas, Zoe Vanessa Baron, Julyza Nicole Barrios, Bre’nay Brooklyn-Karshay Beckworth, Shane Bishop, Rylan Reginald Bone, Mauricio Briones, Brysen Alvin Broom, Karson David Buckhanan, Havala […]

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) Named Quarterfinalist for America’s Main Streets Contest

LaBelle, Florida —The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) of LaBelle, in the 2019 “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our cities and towns, Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place. […]