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Coronavirus

CDC advises all eligible Americans be vaccinated against COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control last week warned the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant is likely to become the dominant strain in United States.

State shuts down COVID-19 dashboard

According to the Centers for the Disease Control, those who are fully vaccinated can safely go out in public...

West Palm Beach VA to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine evening clinic June 9

The West Palm Beach VA COVID-19 Vaccine crew is leaving their doors open and extending hours of operation to offer the vaccine to veterans...
Community
Microcystis and Anabaena, two of the most common cyanobacteria found in estuarine systems today, are bacteria known to produce cyanotoxins dangerous to humans and animals.

Calusa Waterkeeper documentary warns of dangers posed by algae

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA- Calusa Waterkeeper has made the 2019 documentary “Troubled Waters: The Public Health Impacts of Harmful Algae Blooms” available, for free, to the public. Calusa …
Atlantic Coast Line No. 1504 will be restored by U.S. Sugar and put into operation as part of the Sugar Express.

U.S. Sugar to restore 101-year-old steam engine and use train for tours

A steam locomotive that traveled the Florida rails 100 years ago will soon have a new home in the “Worlds Sweetest Town.”
On June 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hosted an event commemorating the renaming of the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to honor fallen FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

USACE renames Moore Haven Lock and Dam to honor fallen FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr.

On June 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hosted an event commemorating the renaming of the ...
Human Interest

Local students graduate from Work Readiness Program

HENDRY COUNTY- This past week, Prolific Learning Corp. Summer Work Program participants, participated in a four day Work Readiness training.

Summer Work Program helps youth learn and earn

The program aims to impress upon young minds that work is good, necessary and will provide financial sustainability

Business Corner: Newlyweds partner up at The Sign Shop & More

Sonia recently tied the knot with Mike Spencer, and they now co-own the shop together.

Septuagenarian Couple flies sea to shining sea

On a wing and a prayer, a couple in their 70s flew from sea to shining sea in a 70-year-old airplane.
Weather
When a hurricane threatens, do you have a plan for your pets? Do you have a safe spot for them in your home? What will you do with them if you can’t stay in your home?
Weathering storms is a part of every Floridian’s life. As the 2021 Hurricane Season begins, please take a few minutes to review some of the mandatory supplies.
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School News

Glades County welcomes new teacher

MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County has yet again found a wonderful new addition in the hiring of Kelly Terebieniec.

Howell has experience mentoring young athletes

MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County Schools are excited to welcome Paige (Raulerson) Howell who is originally from LaBelle.
A Florida Friendly Yard in NW Gainesville, Florida.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Free virtual series to share home maintenance tips

The next series in the free “Living Well Wednesdays” virtual workshop will offer tips to repair and maintain common issues seen inside and outside the home...
Police/Fire
Governor Ron DeSantis supports bill to help LEO K9s injured in the line of duty
A young school teacher in Okeechobee disappears from a laundromat. At the same time, reports come in of a car seen driving through town erratically, with a struggle going on between the driver …
Over the last year, ACA audit teams from across the country visited Apalachee, Liberty, Hamilton, Baker, Columbia, Okeechobee...
Florida historically had a cycle of drought, fire and flood. Wildfires are common in the dry season in Florida, especially in areas with a lot of open brush or trees. Fires may be sparked by …
Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature made positive investments to support the Florida Department of Corrections public safety mission...
Government

Scam Alert: FEMA calling? It’s yet another government impostor scam

A new United States federal program is helping to pay funeral expenses of people who died from COVID-19. Unfortunately, scammers are using this...
GLADES COUNTY — This map shows area to be the site of Phase 1 of the Glenn Harvey Estates residential development planned on the 531 acres outlined in green, near Buckhead Ridge.

Glades County Commission reviews progress of Glenn Harvey development

MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County Commissioners reviewed the Glenn Harvey development agreement at their June 8 meeting.

Some Port LaBelle street names to change

Some streets in Port LaBelle will soon have new names. At the June 8 meeting of the Glades County Board of County Commissioners...
Sports

$5,000,000 in scholarship funds for SWFL youth at Immokalee Freedom Day event

IMMOKALEE- A Juneteenth Freedom Day Block Party is planned for June 19, 2021. Jonas Mervilus, owner and founder of MySpeedyX, has announced $5,000,000 in scholarship funding will be available

Watch the Undersea World of the Florida Keys from anywhere!

This summer Friends of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park will install a webcam at the Mosquito Banks patch reef, one of only a handful of underwater webcams...
The FWC offers spring/summer wild hog hunting at 26 wildlife management areas across the state.

Don’t quit hunting just because it’s summer - try wild hog hunting instead

If you’re looking for a hunting opportunity this time of year, you might want to consider wild hog hunting.
Traffic & Road Work
The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, June 20, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, June 13, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Health
Breaking through unproductive thoughts and behaviors requires attention to a new dimensional awareness beyond “the now.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will start a new study in south Florida during the 2021 algal bloom season to assess the health effects of exposure to …
Veterans
VENICE, FL – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-FL) is  encouraging local veterans to share their stories. 
The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is proud to announce its partnership with The Grey Team, a local nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to prevent PTSD-related veteran suicides.
Today, February 25, 2021, at 11:00am, MIAP – Florida, in cooperation with Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels in Miami-Dade County, and the...
Agriculture
Farm Bureau members were invited to attend a three-part webinar series focusing on the significance, substance and strategy of federal advocacy. This photos is from Highlands County.

Florida farmers meet with national lawmakers

Florida farmers, ranchers and small business owners spoke up for agriculture during Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Hill to the Field Advocacy Week, June 1-4, 2021.
Picture of a vanilla flower.

UF/IFAS, Miami chocolatier cook up winning recipes with Florida-grown vanilla

What happens if you mix a cacao bean with a vanilla bean produced from a specific Florida-grown vanilla cultivar? The outcome was a winning combination...
Strawberries growing in plasticulture at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida.

Robots may eventually help kill weeds that impede strawberry yield

With their research, Boyd and Schumann hope to eventually help growers unleash surgical strikes on weeds – without vanquishing their fruit.
Business
The Rail Passengers Association applauded Amtrak’s Corridor Vision document released earlier May 28, which provides additional details on the railroad’s plan...
The Mosquito Control Board is its own taxing district with responsibility for the BHR canals as well as mosquito control.
Opinion
We are blessed by the Good Lord to live in the Sunshine State. Here in Florida, we’re surrounded by natural beauty, plentiful food and endless opportunity.
On June 2, Congressman W. Gregory Steube sent the below letter to Secretary Pinkham, Lieutenant General Spellmon, and Colonel Kelly concerning the lake levels of Lake Okeechobee.
In the current discussion over the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), Congressman Mast has been pursuing a plan that would prioritize...
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers shares the concerns of local, state and federal health experts concerning the toxicity of the harmful fresh water algal blooms on...
State News

Florida governor: Students will be taught communism is evil

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Civics education will be expanded in Florida, including instruction about communist and totalitarian governments, and state universities will be prevented from quashing …

Death penalty phase next in Florida double slaying trial

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jurors will determine if a Florida man should get the death penalty or life in prison after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend and disabled daughter. The penalty phase …

Claims of murder plot against GOP candidate in Florida court

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Claims by a Republican congressional candidate that another GOP hopeful plotted to kill her landed Tuesday in a Florida courtroom. Anna Paulina Luna, who plans to run …
Nation & World

5 years after Brexit vote, divided UK still feels shockwaves

LONDON (AP) — Five years ago Wednesday, Britons voted in a referendum that was meant to bring certainty to the U.K.’s unsettled relationship with its European neighbors. Fat …

AP Interview: Belarus regime 'frightened,' says opponent

BRUSSELS (AP) — When authorities in Belarus diverted a Ryanair passenger jet to Minsk last month to arrest a dissident journalist who was aboard, their goal may have been to silence a troublesome …
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The Moore Haven Lock and Dam will have a width restriction of 25 feet until further notice.
The 2021 Chalo Nitka Festival was held Saturday morning in downtown Moore Haven
Fans of all ages welcome to enjoy FREE outdoor activities, featuring country music star Chris Janson and fishing legend Bill Dance
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