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La Leche League holds breastfeeding support meetings

LABELLE — La Leche League of Hendry County (LLL) will hold their in-person breastfeeding support meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month …

Clewiston proactive in human trafficking awareness

The City of Clewiston is joining other Florida communities in fighting the war against human trafficking.

Clewiston Museum to hold annual fundraising dinner

The Clewiston Museum will hold their annual BBQ steak dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18.
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Police/Fire

Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)

FHP investigating fatal head-on crash on U.S. 27

A Fort Lauderdale man driving the wrong way on U.S. 27 in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 was involved in a fatal head-on crash …

Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges by HCSO, CPD, FHP, FWC, DOC, Jan. 16 through Jan. 22.
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Entertainment
CLEWISTON – Clewiston Sugar Festival organizers have good news and bad news for festival fans.
Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Road in Sebring, will bring back Music in the Park ...
CLEWISTON  -- The Sign Up Meeting for the 2023 Miss Sugar pageant is planned for Thursday, Jan. 12...
Government
Hurricane News
More than $1 billion in disaster assistance has been approved by the SBA for small businesses, homeowners...
Florida District Medical Examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission following...
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it would discontinue Sunday hours at its Florida Business...
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Sports

Bassmaster Elite tournament to include Outdoors Expo

The 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series will open on world-famous Lake Okeechobee Feb. 16-19.

Local youths place in Elks Regional Soccer Shoot

Sophia Velasquez, U-8 Elks State Soccer Shoot Champion, placed third in the Elks Regional Soccer Shoot....
CHS wrestlers competed in the Ray Worsham Duals on Jan. 14. William Bussott and Jaiden Washington secured four wins each for the Tigers, while Ronald Loreto and Gumaro Martinez finished with three victories.[Photo courtesy Clewiston Wrestling}

CHS wrestlers compete in Ray Worshan Duals

NORTH FORT MYERS  -- Clewiston High School wrestlers competed in the Ray Worsham Duals on Jan. 14.

Clewiston’s Greaves commits to Bethune-Cookman University

Clewiston High School’s Jeremy Greaves Jr. has committed to Bethune-Cookman University with a full football scholarship.
Chauncy Cobb and Arkansas State head coach Butch Jones.

Cobb signs letter of intent with Arkansas State University

Clewiston High School’s Chauncy Cobb has signed a letter of intent to continue playing football at Arkansas State University.
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Harry Maurice Kelley

Harry, 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep December 17th, 2022. He was born on December 3, 1929 to Eva and Calvin Kelley.He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Johnnie Kelley, …

Repairs will be performed on US27/SR80 for Railroad Track Repairs

South Central Florida Express contractor R.W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc. will be performing repairs...
Business
Why does gasoline cost more in one state than another?
While people flock to the Sunshine State for its tropical weather, Southern hospitality and its famous natural and entertainment attractions, business startups are not one of the …
For adults seeking a career change or a job, the Hendry County Workforce Development offers services for just about everyone.
Health
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop...
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling.
Agriculture

Be aware of these common toxic plants

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic...
Ancient corn looks nothing like its modern descendent.

UF researchers discover missing piece in corn’s evolutionary history

Scientists at the University of Florida have identified a key factor in the domesticated features of corn...
Wildlife & Environment

Keeping canals clear is an important component of flood control

As part of our flood control mission, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) operates and maintains...
From left to right are Kelly Cox, Mark Perry, Dr. Wes Brooks, Superintendent Pedro Ramos, Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss, Asst. Secretary Shannon Estenoz, Governing Board Member Cheryl Meads, Director Drew Bartlett, Governing Board Member Charlette Roman, Eric Eikenberg, and Lt. Col. Todd Polk.

Project lets more water move south to Florida Bay

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the South Florida Water Management District along with the National Park Service broke...
State News

Crocodiles make comeback in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Say the word crocodile and many people think of Australia, the Amazon or even those National Geographic specials showing huge reptiles ambushing wildebeests crossing …

Early prescription refills permitted under State of Emergency

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-219, expanding the State of Emergency statewide....

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, police said. The child was one of several …
Opinion
These days, it’s a gamble when flying commercially whether your flight will leave on time...
More than 1,000 people are moving to Florida every day. That means more cars on the road...
We have completed our Wreaths Across America ceremony and wreath laying event in Hendry County.   I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the support and help we …
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