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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Omicron variant may be even more contagious than Delta

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus is of special concern.

Covid booster shots available for those age 18 and up

COVID-19 booster shots are now available for those over the age of 18 ...

Department of Health encourages residents to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, authorized Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster doses
Community

Operation Santa Letters connects donors with needy children

Everyone deserves to experience the magic of the holiday season.

Guadalupe Resale Shop debuts seasonal holiday décor

Guadalupe Resale Shop is celebrating the season by filling a section of its showroom with holiday décor.
Dr. Kitty Oliver

Clewiston Museum hosts program on race and change

"Florida Talks Fall Speakers Series" presentation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Police/Fire

Hendry County man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

A Hendry County resident was sentenced to a decade in prison on drug charges ...
Lt. Lucy Larkins

Lt. Lucy Larkins has many accomplishments

Lt. Lucy Larkins has been in the corrections field for 12 years. She began her career in 2008 at the Hendry...

Hendry County arrest report

HENDRY COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), the Clewiston City Police …
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Weather
Over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.
The National Weather Center issued the following update on Tropical Storm Elsa at 11 a.m. on July 5:
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season...
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Sports

Tigers upset undefeated Manta Rays; advance to regional final

The Clewiston Tigers went on the road to Englewood and shocked the previously undefeated Lemon Bay Manta Rays.

Playoff football around the lake this week: Nov. 19

Ffootball teams around the lake that participated in the first round of the regional playoffs ...

Tigers win quarterfinal playoff 42-6 over Tenoroc

The Clewiston Tigers rolled to a 42-6 win over the Tenoroc Titans...
Entertainment
In this Halloween True Okee special… Stories of strange creatures and ghosts surround the area around Lake Okeechobee.
Palm Beach State College’s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade is celebrating their 40th Anniversary “SEE IT LIVE!” 2022 performing arts season...
H E Hill Foundation is proud to sponsor Tracy Byrd for the 2022 Black Gold Jubilee - Belle Glade, Florida !
Business
The DOJ seeks to stop U.S. Sugar from purchasing rival Imperial Sugar Company.
U.S. Sugar announced Nov. 8 that Ken McDuffie has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Derek Pridgen has been promoted to Vice President, Agricultural Operations.
One of the most widely anticipated milestones of the recovery is the US borders.
Government
Clewiston Commissioners Nov. 15 discussed Hendry County's EMS MSBU proposal.
Visible house numbers are necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need.
The USPS is warning of new scam involving text messages.
In recognition of Veterans Day, Hendry and Glades health departments will be closed.
Health
Nearly half of Americans – 48% – are planning to keep their holiday decorations up longer ...
The Florida Department of Health encourages Floridians to get vaccinated against flu...
Traffic & Road Work
Phillips Road closes for road maintenance Oct. 28

On Thursday, Oct. 28, Phillips Road in LaBelle will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon for road maintenance activities.

County contractors will be conducting roadway construction

Agriculture

Farmers get just 15% of money consumers pay for food

Even though consumers are paying more for food this year, farmers do not benefit ...

Read the fine print: Who owns and controls farm data?

Data derived from farms might be more valuable than the crops growers produce.
Wildlife & Environment
An oyster farmer harvesting oysters in the Gulf of Mexico off of Apalachicola, Florida.

UF/IFAS awarded $100K grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry

Shellfish like clams and oysters can help restore ocean health ...

2020 Wading bird study reveals mixed success for iconic Florida species

White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbills had a successful nesting season in 2020, but many other species failed when an early-arriving rainy season impacted...
State News

Police: Endangered Florida teen may be in North Carolina

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old South Florida girl may have been kidnapped and taken to North Carolina by someone she met in an online video game, police said Sunday. North Miami …

Chief: Officer fatally shoots man suspected of vehicle theft

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Police officers responding to a call about vehicle thefts on Sunday morning fatally shot one of the supects, officials said. Coral Gables police officers arriving at …

Man killed after pulling gun on 2 officers on Interstate 4

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in central Florida fatally shot a man ...
National & World

Honduran election could oust long-ruling National party

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hondurans voted Sunday for a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernández in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in …

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Snow globes, teddy bears and makeup brushes — these were the trinkets left behind in northern Iraq by Maryam Nouri who perished this week along with at least 26 others in an …

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, sparking scuffles between …
Opinion
A holiday question persists year after year, probably stretching all the way back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621: “What are we going to do with all the uneaten turkey?” The Pilgrims, on the other hand, could have asked a different question after that first celebration exactly 400 years ago: “What are we going to do with all the empty kegs?”
Deep-frying a turkey is a great way to get a delicious, moist meal for Thanksgiving; but this method of cooking can be a very dangerous undertaking. Every fall, millions of dollars of damage, trips to the emergency room and even deaths result from attempts to deep-fry turkeys.
The tale of mRNA vaccines begins in the 1990s.
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