LaBelle City Commission discusses employee pay raises

The budget workshop started with the USDA Civic Center update. The bids came in for the project. The lowest offers that came in were actually more than was originally budgeted for the project. Discussed was why it was so expensive when the Civic Center is only partly being renovated and a possible solution that was […]

Why we are devouring our planet

is the day of the year when we as humans demand more from earth than we can give back. Which entails that humanity’s demand for resources and services exceed what our Earth can regenerate in a given year. This year we are two days ahead of last year, August 1. It is the earliest day […]

Mary Bartosuk receives Community Trailblazer and Public Service Award

Mary Bartoshuk has been chosen as the AARP Florida Coast to Coast recipient of the 2018 Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus Community Trailblazer Award. She will receive this award at the Florida Conference of Aging 2018 in Tampa from August 13-15. Mary was nominated by the Area Agency of Southwest Florida. She receives the award to […]

Hendry County Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

At the Hendry County Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting safety concerns considering traffic within the county are discussed. It is open to the public and they welcome people to attend the meeting to discuss their ideas, frustrations or remarks. The meeting opens by discussing the four E’s. Education, for example safe routes to school, and […]

Smart-phones should be a supplement to our everyday lives

The internet is an irresistible place. We are constantly, mindlessly scrolling through the virtual world. We carry our phones with us all day, and put it next to our beds when we go to sleep. This has given us short attention spans, anxiety and restlessness. Of course, our smart-phones have so much positive influence on […]

LDRC plans a Saturday Market

The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation(LDRC) is announcing the LDRC Saturday Market. It will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning October through November. The first Saturday market in October will be held together with the Caloosa Humane Society’s Yard Sale that is held on Park […]

Emergency Management holds training

Saturday July 28 was the Hendry County CERT training where Hendry County Emergency Management officials conducted training sessions for volunteers. Volunteers will help assist local citizens in case of any emergency event. Richard Lehmkuhl is the new Hendry County Emergency Management Director. “The basic structure of the Hendry County Emergency Management falls under Incident Command […]

State Road 29 LaBelle Draw Bridge Project

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, Seacoast Inc. will begin work on the drawbridge in the city of LaBelle from Bridge Street (SR 29) over the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry Country on August 13, and construction will end in early 2019. The project entails repairing and rehabilitating the drawbridge. Currently, overweight vehicles are not permitted […]

Hatfield named LaBelle Elementary’s new principal

Jane Hatfield is the new Principal of LaBelle Elementary School: “I started my teaching career as an English teacher at Clewiston High School for twelve years. After that I worked in Naples at Gulf Coast High School for two years. Then I became an assistant principal at LaBelle High School and West Glades after that […]

City Of LaBelle Election – Zimmerly is re-elected

The City of LaBelle Election was held on July 17. Early voting was from July 7 to July 14. The election had a very low voter turnout of 11.18 percent. Of the 2039 registered voters only 228 cast their ballots. Thomas A. Smith was reappointed as Clerk Commissioner as there were no other candidates for […]