New Community Health Centers CEO introduced in Hendry County

CLEWISTON — Former Hendry County Commissioner Janet B. Taylor appeared before her ex-colleagues last week in her capacity as a member of the board of Florida Community Health Centers to introduce Dr. Wilhelmina Lewis-Lyons as the FCHC’s new CEO. A private, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) institution designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center, FCHC operates a […]

Hendry County zeroing in on future land uses near Airglades

Hendry County commissioners got a brief overview last week on public informational meetings that county staff conducted March 19-22 at three locations regarding the land use study that’s in progress for areas around the future Airglades International Airport. What brought up the topic was the county board’s consideration last Tuesday, March 27, of an amendment […]

Workforce board to pitch in for Training Facility chief

After authorities agreed as 2018 began that a director must be brought aboard for the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF) so more worker education can be offered there, the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board has bolstered the effort by pledging money toward hiring that person. Workforce board Director Joe Paterno said on March 1 […]

Hendry OKs sale of Airglades Airport

The Hendry County Board has approved the eventual sale of Airglades Airport to AIA, giving the commissioners’ official OK to a revised purchase and sale agreement under its consent agenda items on Tuesday, Feb. 27. AIA, which stands for Airglades International Airport, is a limited-liability corporation formed by aviation industry leader Fred Ford (through his […]

Coalition to help storm victims

Officials of the newly formed Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition gave a presentation at the Glades County Board meeting Monday night regarding their 6-week-old 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that’s set up to help local people whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane Irma. Treasurer Margaret England came to the podium, introducing Coordinator Theresa “Terri” Miazga and Yvette Wingate. […]

Winners aplenty from the 2018 Hendry County Fair

Its trio of beauty pageants were, as always, a big draw for the 2018 Hendry County Fair, which ran from Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 18, in Clewiston. The 2018 Little Miss Hendry County winner is Carli Ford. The other winners are: Jenna Lester, first runner-up; Laura Davila, second runner-up; Carli Ford, Miss Congeniality; Rylie […]

2018 Hendry Fair overtopped the fair-to-middlin’ bar

CLEWISTON — Attendance was up but livestock numbers were down this year at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, which ran from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds on South Francisco Street in Clewiston. Yvonne Swindle, president of the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Inc. Board of Trustees, said […]

David Miller of LaBelle is Moore Haven’s new city manager

David Miller of LaBelle, an employee of Waste Connections, has been hired to be city manager for the City of Moore Haven. The City Council there voted unanimously Feb. 6 to hire Mr. Miller at an $85,000 annual salary and with a six-month probationary period. The council had conducted interviews of several finalists on the […]

Hendry meeting dissects post-Irma response

Hendry County staff members presented a comprehensive, 21-page report about the county’s Hurricane Irma response during a special meeting that lasted almost two hours Monday evening at Clewiston City Hall, with representatives of all local elected bodies present. County Administrator Charles Chapman presented the report, saying, “We’re not going to read you a bedtime story […]

Agency helping keep Crossroads clinics operating

The president of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBH) presented an update to Hendry County commissioners last week about its work with the Crossroads Behavioral Health Center, which took over providing mental-health services after the Hendry-Glades Mental Health Center shut down just over three years ago. Linda McKinnon, president and chief executive officer of […]