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 […]

LaBelle City Commission approves Special Exceptions, hears from ACT

The December 14 meeting of the City of LaBelle Commission meeting was brought to order by Mayor Dave Lyons. Ron Zimmerly lead the meeting in prayer. All commissioners were present for this meeting. The approval for the November 2017 vouchers and paid bills passed with vote of 5-0. The minutes for the October 12 and […]

City Commission meeting for September

The September meeting of the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency (LPA) was held on September 21 before the regular commission meeting. Commissioner Thomas A Smith was not present for either meeting. The commissioners held the public hearings for Ordinance #2017-18 Selma Daniels Rezone, the properties in question were being rezoned from Commerical to Residential […]

Commissioners sworn in at last commission meeting

The August 10 meeting of the LaBelle City Commission was called to order by Mayor Dave Lyons. The opening prayer was given by David Mullins of Carlson Memorial. The first order of business was the swearing in of three commissioners. Julie Craichy Wilkins was sworn in as Tax Collector Commissioner by Pastor Bill Maddox of […]

Passidomo addresses City Commissioners

The July 13 regular City Commission meeting was called to order by Mayor Lyons and the opening prayer was giving by Ron Zimmerly. All commissioners were present for this meeting. First on the agenda was the approval of the June vouchers, bill payment and the May 11 L.P.A and Commission meeting minutes. These were approved […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Volunteering with Therapy Dogs

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~Anatole France Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Ellen Ferguson’s soul was awakened at an early age. Her parents had show dogs, and in 1962 at the age of eight, she started showing standard smooth Dachshunds. She competed in conformation, Junior Showmanship and […]

L.P.A and City Commission vote on PUD and ordinances

The June 8 meeting at city hall started with the Local Planning Agency (L.P.A.) hearing a motion for rezoning for the proposed Belle Arbor community (Ordinance No. 2017-16) north and south of Shady Oaks Avenue, between SR 80 to the east and Live Oak Lane to the west. The original PUD was approved in 2006 […]