Lost Dog in LaBelle

When cancer hits a family you ask yourself why. You hope it’s a bad nightmare you can wake up from. The next morning it floods your thoughts. Sometimes dealing with this horrible disease gives us different options. Then there are times when the disease is so advanced that it appears without knowing. This happened to […]

Try-Out for the LMS Broncos

The LaBelle Middle School football Broncos will host try – outs for all incoming 6th – 8th grade students August 13-18, 2:45-4:45 p.m. at LMS. Each student must have an updated FHSAA sports physical before trying out. The football program is also looking for sponsors, as you know the cost of maintaining a football program […]

Know when to Swim It, Shore It or Dodge It

Hendry/Glades.—The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds residents and visitors to safely enjoy Florida’s waters this summer. Florida’s 9,000 miles of freshwater and salt water shoreline offer opportunities to have fun and stay cool, but it is important to know when to swim, stick to the shore or avoid naturally-occurring living […]

Summer school students take a field trip around LaBelle

Each year Hendry County Schools offer a summer program to students of migrant workers through the federal programs. This year the elementary students of LaBelle Schools studied cities, so to end the unit of study, students took a field trip around LaBelle to see how a city works together. The trip started at City Hall […]

Dena Pittman for Hendry Property Appraiser

On June 25, 2018, I was honored with the appointment as Hendry County Property Appraiser by Governor Rick Scott. I started my career in 1989 in Palm Beach County and, after 17 years there, I transferred to Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office in 2006. I became the Chief Deputy for Phillip Pelletier in 2009 and […]

Harris seeks re-election to Hendry County Commission

Darrell Harris has announced that he will seek re-election as Hendry County Commissioner for District 2. Mr. Harris’ wife was born in LaBelle and is retired from LaBelle Elementary School. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have four sons who attended LaBelle schools and three of them currently reside and work in Hendry County. The couple has […]

LaBelle High School Students Visit Japan

From June 19-29, 23 LaBelle High School students, alumni, and family members traveled with Mrs. Joy Bridwell to Japan for an educational and cultural eleven day adventure. The group visited Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Odawara, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Osaka. Along the way, the travelers learned much about Japan’s history as well as its pop […]

Student Drivers 2018 Top Drivers

The following students were selected as the top driver’s for the 2018 Summer School Driver’s Education Program. The program helped prepare over 65 students to drive safely and lawfully and exempted each individual from taking the Florida Driver License Class E Knowledge Exam and Driving Skills Test. From front to back are Nyah Aguilar, Christianna […]

Hendry leaders take reins at Florida counties convention

Hendry County commissioners and key staff members attended the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference June 26-29 in Orlando, where Hendry representatives assumed several leadership roles in the association. Commissioner Karson Turner was sworn in as president of the association on June 28. His duties as president over the next year will include representing […]

Need information on this years election?

An election information table is being taken all around the county by the Supervisor of Elections office, so residents will be “Election Ready”. The table has already been sat up displayed at several different sites in the county – the Harlem Library, Clewiston Library, LaBelle Senior Connection, and currently a table loaded with Election Information […]