LaBelle angler wins tourney with 53 lb. catch

OKEECHOBEE – Boater Gary Milicevic of LaBelle, Florida, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday, September 23, with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 53 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Milicevic earned $8,374. According to post-tournament reports he caught his fish near Harney Pond, […]

LaBelle Elementary School’s Students of the Month for August

LaBelle Elementary’s Students of the Month include: (front row) Kevin Ixmay, Mabel Chavez, Andrea Delgado and Natalie Perez; (middle row) Jesus Albino, Alexis Perez and Yomar Espinal-Payano; (back row) Penelope Serrato, Alejandro Miranda, Ramon Escobedo, Lilian Reynoso and Manuela Carrasco. Students of the Month include: (front row) Nayeli Rosas, Ricardo Diaz, Ernan Enriquez-Garcia and Luzesbeidy […]

World Smile Day

CenterState Bank celebrated World Smile Day on Oct. 5. Pictured are Julisa Mobley, Rosbeli Perez, Lisa Allen, Melinda Brant, Maureen Jordan and Ginnette Nunemaker.

UES Students of the Month

Prekindergarten through second-grade students selected as Upthegrove Elementary School Students of the Month for September. (back row) Ariana Hernandez, Jelena Hernandez, Leslie Morales and Jerimiah Deleon; (middle row) Darsh Patel, Destiny Cervantes, Maddox Keesey, Dulce Jiminez and Jade Anaya; (on knees) Estelal Velasquez, Stormi Guy, Aria Adams, Julio Gomez and Josiah Serrano. Front: Brooklynn Golemme […]

Chamber of Commerce hosts Membership Banquet

LABELLE Monday, Oct. 1, was the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce 2018 annual Membership Banquet. The chamber wasn’t able to have a meeting last year due to the damage caused to the LaBelle Civic Center by Hurricane Irma. As construction and repairs are still underway at the Civic Center, this year’s banquet was held at […]

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community looks forward to […]

LaBelle Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s Wednesday, October 3 Program Meeting at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a local flavor. Ramon Sanalfonso Rodriguez, a member of the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Pioneer Family headed by his parents the late Ramon S. Rodriguez and his 100 year old surviving […]

Holocaust Survivor to speak at FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center

Born in Italy to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father, Holocaust survivor Cesare Frustaci will share his story at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A-114, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public. At just […]

Beware of Home Repair Scams After the Hurricane

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Southwest Floridians need to be on their toes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and travelers head into our communities looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. These thieves and shady characters especially like to prey on the elderly who might be unable to clear debris or perform repairs themselves […]

Therapy horses visit LaBelle Middle School’s ESE class

Jules, an Arabian gelding, and Misty, a miniature paint mare, offer rides and quality interaction with Bonnie Feickert’s students. These wonderful equines are owned by Lark Campisano, of Endless Trails Stables in North Fort Myers.