DOH’s Prance for Prevention 5K Walk/Run

The Florida Department Of Health’s vision is “to be the healthiest state in the nation.” That vision helped push Vanessa Fischel of the Hendry/Glades DOH into coming up with the idea to have a 5K walk/run. After getting approval for her idea, Vanessa began work on her “baby.” A planning committee was formed and the […]

Turn up the Heat

“Turn up the Heat” is the name of this year’s project of the Ladies of the Women’s Missionary League of Christ the King Lutheran Church in LaBelle. Each year these ladies look for something they can do as a project that will help out locally. Last year they did disaster relief for kids, and this […]

Thompson is the Florida Official of the Year

During one of many trips from Ohio to visit his parents who had moved to Florida earlier, Paul Thompson happened to ride through the City of LaBelle. He remembers seeing a two-story building with a porch on each floor somewhere near the middle of town. A woman was sitting on the upper porch. He thought […]

Teachers recognized at Golden Apple Dinner

Master of Ceremonies Lance Ramer of Clewiston started the program off with a warm welcome to everyone. He thanked all the different “behind the scenes” people who planned and put together the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner which was catered by Cassie Williams of Cracker Cookin and Caterin. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Rev. Dwayne […]

Toys for Tots give-away

Every year the United Way (U/W), Salvation Army (S/A), and the Marines’ Toys for Tots program combine their efforts and have a distribution of goods in Hendry County. This year the event was held on Thursday, December 15th, in LaBelle, and Friday, December 16th, in Clewiston. At the LaBelle event, Volunteers in Public Service (VIPS), […]

Fringe Florida author at museum

The author of “Fringe Florida” was the 1st Special Speaker brought here by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. This presentation was held at the LaBelle Heritage Museum. Lynn Waddell is a freelance journalist, whose work has been in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, Budget Travel, and Christian […]