SR 29 changes in the works

Florida Department of Transportation is responding to complaints and suggestions from Hendry County residents and officials regarding the long-awaited widening of SR 29 south of LaBelle. District 3 County Commissioner Mitch Wills said plans are being changed to better accommodate the intersection at SR 29 and N. Industrial Loop. County Engineer Shane Parker explained the […]

Judge Cupp tapped for circuit seat

Just about four years ago, Gov. Rick Scott chose Scott Cupp to fill Hendry County’s county judge seat when he appointed then-County Judge James D. Sloan to the 20th Circuit Court. Monday, June 4, turned out a lot like that day four years ago. At 7:50 a.m. the Governor called Judge Cupp to inform him […]

Cindy Pearce seeks city commission seat

Cindy Pearce is in the race for LaBelle Treasurer/City Commissioner. Cindy has been assertive in preparing herself for this role by becoming familiar with current city issues. She has taken the initiative to actively participate in city commission meetings for the past 16 months. The foundation has been set to take her engagement with community […]

Zimmerly hopes to keep seat on commission

After 14 years on the LaBelle City Commission, Hilda Zimmerly has not lost the will and the heart to serve her community. A 41-year resident of LaBelle, she and her family arrived here from Northeastern Ohio, where she taught for four years before leaving the profession to raise her family. When the family relocated here, […]

SR 29S changes still ‘work in progress’

It’s been years since the State of Florida began actively planning the four-laning of SR 29 south of LaBelle. Over the years the highway has had to meet ever-increasing demands and the improvements are intended to accommodate increased traffic flow, especially during the agricultural and tourist seasons; to upgrade safety; and to allow for additional […]

Honor Flight uplifts a local veteran

America’s veterans are to be cherished and honored for the time and sacrifices they have made in all our names. Whatever branch of the military, whatever job they performed, their service has made all our freedoms possible. Recognizing these special men and women has become the focus of a group called Honor Flight. Recently, Clenton […]

Guardian Program is evolving at Hendry Schools

The world has never been a safe place but for most people there were places that seemed so. Schools were on that list. It has always been reasonable and expected that when parents sent their children to school in the morning, they would come home in the same condition that afternoon as when they left. […]

Progress on training center picks up speed

For years there has been a widely held belief that education – training – is the way this long-time agricultural area will survive and thrive in the future. Although it is a standing goal to bring vocational training to Hendry and Glades on a large scale, the reality has been extremely difficult to accomplish. For […]

Dr. Chow: An American success story

Opportunity. That’s what this country means to Dr. Kai-Fu Chow, who has served LaBelle’s medical needs since 1981. Born in a crushingly poor small town in China, Dr. Chow was 15 when he emigrated to Miami with his parents and brothers. His grandparents had preceded them to the US and had become American citizens. In […]

Riverside Real Estate has been in business for 20 years

It’s a gift to spend your life in a career you love. Marilyn Sears can attest to that. She is just beginning to let go of her successful career in real estate and open her life to other pursuits. Marilyn has decided to dial back on her career and spend more time with her five […]