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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
The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $66,800 at its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala...
When the first pioneers settled along the shores of Lake Worth in the late 1870s, they found a pristine wilderness and assumed...
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School News
Amanda Lowman

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the Glades County Teacher of the Year, Amanda Lowman.

Learning about plants

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

How high can they go?

West Glades School enjoyed Spirit Week challenges...
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

Brahmans top Terriers in basketball

The Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity basketball team is 7-2 following...
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...
Traffic & Road Work
Glades County Road Watch for the week beginning Sunday. Jan. 17
Glades County Public Works will be replacing two culverts on...
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

Sheriff: Deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was arrested Tuesday for threatening to kill federal officials following the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, officials said. Polk County Sheriff …

2 Florida men arrested by FBI in US Capitol breach probe

MIAMI (AP) — Two Florida men, one of whom ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature, are the latest from the state to be arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking part in the U.S. Capitol breach, …

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is considering a second firing of its moon rocket engines after a critical test came up short over the weekend, a move that could bump the first flight in the …
Nation & World

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of …

Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel's Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly …
Top Trending Stories
Currently there are no vaccine distribution dates for this week in Glades County.
The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties did not receive an allocation of vaccines this week.
The 2021 Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo are planned for March 5 and 6 in Moore Haven.
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