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Community

Local restaurants are ‘Cooking for a Cure’

Once again local restaurants will come together to help finish the fight with cancer...
People picking up garbage in park

Stormwater Management And Why It Matters

Stormwater pollution is one of the most difficult sources of water pollution to control because it is caused...

Community events for the Lake Okeechobee area

Community events in Okeechobee and the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee including, Clewiston, Moore Haven, LaBelle, Pahokee...
Weather

Eta was rare November surprise for South & SW Florida and the Keys

Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...

Okeechobee County closes emergency shelters; flood watch in effect

Okeechobee County opened emergency shelters on Sunday due to the approach of Tropical Storm Eta. On Monday morning, shelters were closed. No one used the shelters. A flood watch is still in effect.

Glades County Schools closed Monday, Nov. 9 due to tropical storm

Glades County schools will be closed Monday, Nov. 9.
Human Interest
A group of concerned citizens from across the state gathered for a 36 mile “Defend the Sacred” prayer walk...
After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental and emotional balance.
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School News

Learning about plants

At Moore Haven Elementary School, students in Mrs. Woodward’s third grade class have been learning about...

How can can they go?

West Glades School enjoyed Spirit Week challenges...

Virtual Urban Landscape Summit starts Jan. 20

A panel of business leaders will offer their perspective on the “State of the Florida Landscape Industry
Police/Fire
Sheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry Country Sheriff’s Office will host the Ride Around the Lake Motorcycle Rally...
On Jan. 13, police released new photos to mark 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas...
MOORE HAVEN – The Glades County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions conducted a search warrant Jan. 8 at a residence in Moore Haven after an extensive …
The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post has honored David Lopez with the Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year award.
It has been a tumultuous year, 2020 has — yet the group of public servants at the Glades County Public Safety Department have found ways...
Government
GLADES COUNTY – Glades County commissioners plan to lower the speed limit on County Road 721, also known as Reservation Road, until the road base is stabilized and the road repaired.

Glades County plans to lower speed on County Road 721

At their meeting, Glades County Commissioners discussed lowering the speed limit on County Road 721 to 30 mph from SR 78 to the Highlands County line.

Glades County Commission to plan joint meeting with Hendry County

Plans for a joint meeting between Glades County and Hendry County and the hiring of a full-time deputy county manager, will be on the agenda...

Social Security Matters

AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers your questions about Social Security.
Sports
The deadline for submitting Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant applications is Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

Applications available for FWC’s 2020-21 High School Fishing Program

The Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant will award up to 30 high school fishing clubs or teams $500 to assist...

FWC approves draft rule amendment related to chronic wasting disease

At its December meeting, FWC approved a draft rule amendment that continues the work to protect Florida’s deer populations...
Map of Atlantic waters shows which hooks are required where.

New hook regulations in Atlantic state waters

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, anglers using hook-and-line with natural bait to target reef fish like snapper or grouper...
Traffic & Road Work
Glades County Public Works will be replacing two culverts on...
Glades County Road Watch Report covers the week of Oct. 4.
Health
In March, the Red Cross showed a drop-off of 86,000 fewer blood donations across the United States...
In 2020, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has made strides in protecting public health.
Veterans
On Saturday, Dec. 29, over 25 motorcycles with the Eagle Riders and Leather Necks escorted a semi trailer-truckload of wreaths...
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It is dedicated to deceased United States services members...
Agriculture
A hemp research trial at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade.

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is launching a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online now.
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods.

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much...

Growing your own food puts you in control

With commodities moving quickly around our globe it’s hard to say just where your food is coming from.
Business

FPL ends coal-fired power generation in Florida

After the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Florida Power & Light Company formally closed its last coal-fired plant in Florida...

FPL accepting applications for small business bill credits

FPL began accepting applications for its new Main Street Recovery Credit Program, offering credits to qualifying small businesses
Opinion
The Hendry & Glades County’s Chapter of Marine Toys for Tots has ended its campaign for Christmas 2020 and wishes to thank all its friends...
"Could newspapers regain public trust and earn the support of their communities with ownership committed to community service, editors who facilitate the community’s civil discussion of public issues instead of dominating it, and newsrooms that report the news with purposeful neutrality?"
Steve Wieland was the love of Debbie Wieland's life and he lost his life to COVID-10 on Dec. 2.
State News

One fraud after another for teen who faked being a doctor

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The young man who as a teen faked being a doctor, who swindled a “patient,” who once tried to forge his way into a Jaguar, and who was spared from serving decades in …

Florida man sued for not paying up after betting on Trump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A friendly $100 wager over the 2020 Presidential election has landed in a Florida small claims court. Before the election, Sean Hynes, a Trump supporter from St. …

Miami mayor wants residency restriction for COVID vaccine

MIAMI (AP) — Miami's mayor wants to reserve doses of the COVID-19 vaccine only for those who live inside the city limits under a policy he's calling “Miami First." pitched the idea at a city …
Nation & World

AP Week in Pictures, Global

JAN. 9 - 15, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by …

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on …
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Currently there are no vaccine distribution dates for this week in Glades County.
Glades County Superintendent of schools Dr. Alice Barfield announced the hiring of Brian Greseth as the district’s new director of...
Glades County schools need caring and dedicated substitute teachers. Glades County School Board is waiving all fees associated with becoming …
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