Resident addresses Commission on rentals

The March 14, 2019 meeting at city hall began with the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency Meeting where Alexis Crespo, City Planner, went over the information, and answered questions about the following ordinances: Ordinance 2019-06. The motion to approve passes 4-0. Ordinance 2019-02 City Initiated Future Land Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment: The motion passes […]

A Veteran’s Story – Lance Corporal Charles Davis

Charles D. Davis, better known as Charlie to his family and friends, is a Vietnam Combat Veteran who recently sat down with me to talk about his time in the service. From battling severe malaria twice to being pinned under attack in a rice paddy, this man has an amazing story of survival and sacrifice. […]

LHS Student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Stephanie Alvarado, sophomore at LaBelle High School, will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts, this June. This is an honors-only program for high school students who are interested in a career in medicine. The goal of the event is to provide motivation and direction to these students, the top […]

Local children compete in Future Chef Challenge

This past Wednesday, March 6, things were really heating up in the LaBelle Elementary School cafeteria for the 2019 Future Chefs National Challenge presented by the Hendry County Schools Food Service Department. A panel of distinguished judges seated on the stage, watching ravenously, as the kids worked hard to prepare the recipes they had chosen […]

Nelda Cavasos-Cuellar opens Paleteria La Victoria

A ceiling filled with brightly colored, festive pinatas, and shelves filled with candies, sodas, and what seems like a thousand varieties of homemade desserts, Paleteria La Victoria is owned by one of the sweetest and kindest women you could ever meet, Nelda Cavasos-Cuellar. She is an amazing woman, a two-time brain surgery survivor, who has […]

A Veterans Story – MSgt Marlin Elroy Yelton, Jr.

Veteran, Marlin Elroy Yelton, Jr., is an active, lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, and Moose Lodge. He chairs a Parkinson’s Support Group at Hope Hospice Center as well dabbling in wood carving, target shooting, wine making, and is even writing a book about toys from his childhood. A man of many interests […]

Walmart’s free Grocery Pickup is up and running

Walmart’s FREE Grocery Pickup launch party was held on March 2, with Mayor David Lyons performing the ceremonial ribbon cutting, and the convenient service is now available. Walmart has their certified personal shoppers standing by, ready to select your items, and deliver them right to your vehicle. Are you wondering how to use this new […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Director of the Barron Library, Karen Hildebrand

The Barron Library is a place where individuals can gather to imagine, explore, and maybe most importantly interact. In the words of Robert Putnam, “People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there.” In the age of Google, the soothing feel of paper, the glorious smell of old […]

Local Horse Club finds a ride

LaBelle always seems to find a way to come together to support those around us, even if we don’t know them that well. When a local woman wanted to honor her husband’s dying wishes, strangers stepped up to help. The Palmdale Horse Club offers horseback trail rides to riders of any skill level. Many beginners […]

Exciting Live Art Performances given by local artists at SCF

While Barron Park was buzzing with endless Swamp Cabbage Festival events, the often unnoticed tiny, white, 105-year-old house that sits to the east of the American flag mural and tennis courts, near the river, had also come alive with activity. Crowds of people wandered into the Barron Park House Gallery & Gift Shop, probably attracted […]