Additional Cancellations and closures

• The polling place at the Big Cypress Reservation has been moved to John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. All polling places will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17 for the Presidential Primary, there will be antibacterial wipes and lotion on hand. • All restaurants in LaBelle are open and most have removed condiments off the […]

Local Cancellations due to COVID-19

Due to the recommendations of practicing social distancing with the goal of limiting potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help prevent the spread of this virus, the following local events have been canceled/rescheduled: • Relay for Life- LaBelle: In an abundance of caution, we will be rescheduling the Relay For Life of LaBelle […]

LOCAL EVENT CANCELLATIONS:

Due to the recommendations of practicing social distancing with the goal of limiting potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help prevent the spread of this virus, the following local events have been cancelled/rescheduled: Relay for Life- LaBelle: In an abundance of caution, we will be rescheduling the Relay For Life of LaBelle that […]

Barron Park improvements top city meeting

The Barron Park Master Plan Committee Meeting proceeded the regular January 9 meeting of the LaBelle City Commission. Mayor Lyons opened the floor to discussion on short-term imporvements at Barron Park. There was only one bid turned in on redoing the benches in front of the gazebo. Discussion turned to using power poles or 6X6 […]

Congratulations Anna Gomez

Anna Gomez, pictured with Derek Beck, owner of Beck Construction was the winner of a new air conditioning unit given away by Beck Construction. Beck had a contest during the month of June for anyone who had a service call or liked and shared their Facebook page. Anna had a Beck’s AC tech out to […]

The Ortona Tavern replaces the Shady Gator’z Saloon

The building that once housed Bea’s Beauty Shop and then the Shady Gator’z Saloon was so alluring sitting under the majestic old live oaks that Linda Lee fell in love with the place the first time she stepped into the bar. When Linda and her husband Gary found out the Saloon was for sale in […]

LaBelle Heritage Museum donates money to help history fair projects

Joe Thomas, President of the LaBelle Heritage Museum (left) and Pat Johnson Vice-President of the Museum (right) donate $500 to Joel Reinking, LaBelle Middle School’s (LMS) History Teacher and History Fair Coordinator. Students at LMS are participating in Florida History Day which is sponsored by the Museum of Florida History. Florida History Day (FHD) is […]

United Way kicks off 2018-2019 Campaign

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties kicked off their 2018-2019 Hendry & Glades Campaign on October 25 at Hope Connections in LaBelle. The goal for this year is $334,900. The money raised will be distributed to 28 Partner Agencies and 64 programs right here in Hendry and Glades counties. “United Way […]

Raising funds for the Pink Warriors

Pictured from Left to Right: Pete Vasquez, Electa Waddell, Lynn Chiarelli, Steve Mockler, Jim Rodgers, Marvin Ruble, Bethany Humphries, Linda Gille, Rose Mockler and Sharon Rodgers.   The American Legion Post 130 Benefit for Breast Cancer Month was a success with their 6th Annual Save the Ta Tas Fund Raiser with additional co-operation and fund […]

Improvements planned for LaBelle Elementary

Improvement plans are underway for LaBelle Elementary School, which was given a failing grade by the state. The district’s School Grades were also presented at the July 17 meeting of the Hendry County School Board. Dr. Barbara Mundy, Director of Federal Programs explained the scoring system. Over all the Hendry County School District (HCSD) had […]