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Community
Glades County Public Library is thankful for their little people! Kids visiting...
This holiday season Operation Round Up (ORU) is spreading cheer throughout the Heartland for all ages...
There are plans for three turn lanes into the property which will accommodate only homes, not trailers.
It’s time for high school seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Human Interest
There are those who served, and after their service, they built or rebuilt a life.
Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...
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School News

MHMHS celebrates Throwback Day

Students and teachers celebrated Throwback Day

Terriers trounce Glades Day in a 55-0 shutout

The Moore Haven Terriers defeated the Glades Day Gators in a 55-0 blowout on Oct. 6 in Belle Glade.
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Glades County schools to close Tuesday due to Hurricane Ian

Glades County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday …
Police/Fire
GLADES COUNTY – Two people were killed in a head-on crash on State Road 78 on Saturday, Nov. 26 ...
K9s United, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting law enforcement K-9 units with vital equipment and training...
MARTIN COUNTY -- A fatal traffic accident on State Road 710 tied up traffic for hours on Friday, Nov. 18.
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges.
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges.
Government
Category 5 super typhoon from outer space view. The eye of the hurricane. Some elements of this image furnished by NASA.

Tropical Storm Nicole may become hurricane when it reaches Florida

Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to reach hurricane strength before reaching Florida’s east coast later today or early on Thursday …

SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in declared Florida counties

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides disaster recovery assistance to Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Ian …
Voters voting in polling place

Incumbent Donna Storter Long wins District 2 after recount

Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long retained her District 2 seat by a narrow margin after a recount by the …
Sports

Football around the lake this week: Nov. 25

The Pahokee Blue Devils and Moore Haven Terriers both advanced to the next round in the playoffs last week.
Chauncy Cobb and Levi Campbell awaiting a playcall [Photo by Richard Marion]

Playoff football around the lake this week: Nov. 18

Hurricane Nicole couldn’t stop the Florida high school football playoffs from starting last week.

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Preston Thompson

Moore Have Middle-High School senior Preston Thompson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance with the Terriers varsity football team.
Traffic & Road Work
A 9-year-old Okeechobee girl was killed in a crash on State Road 78 on Sunday afternoon …
On March 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System...
Health
The Alzheimer Association will host virtual Brain Bus events and support groups.
Everglades Area Health Education Center will sponsor virtual and in-person group sessions to help with quitting tobacco.
Veterans
The 14th Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, in LaBelle.
ORTONA  -- Glades County community members gathered at the Ortona Cemetery on Dec. 18..
Okeechobee’s VFW North post celebrated Thanksgiving by donating food baskets to those less fortunate...
Agriculture

Horse owners help protect water quality with new tool

Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average...

New study finds candy companies making big profits

Life is sweet and profits are up for American confectioners, in part due to the reliability of America’s sugarbeet and sugarcane growers …
A sign designating a yard as being a "Florida Friendly Yard."

Florida-friendly landscaping practices save money

The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) program helps homeowners find more sustainable...
Business
Access to credit is an important resource for managing personal finances, whether to pay for major purchases...
The 2022 holiday shopping season promises to be an unpredictable one.
Opinion
AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor answers questions about Social Security.
Have you ever spent time sitting in the office of a doctor or dentist or auto repairman and wondered why your time is less important than their time?
Please update the Citizens of Okeechobee on our concerns regarding the removal of all palm trees from Lake Okeechobee’s rim canal systems.
State News

Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis testifies as lawsuit begins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his federal civil trial against the governor Tuesday with testimony that alleged his removal was based on his …

Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice …

Judge to decide fate of man accused in face-biting attack

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trial for a former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face was set to begin …
Nation & World

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand …

US-Iran match mirrored a regional rivalry for many Arab fans

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. team’s victory over Iran at the World Cup on Tuesday was closely watched across the Middle East, where the two nations have been engaged in a cold war for over four …
Top Trending Stories
The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.
Most of Florida is at high risk for COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Santa Express today brought the joy of the holiday season to local families ...
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