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Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges by HCSO, CPD, FHP...

Scholarships offered to law students

Criteria for award of scholarships are that the student have graduated from high school in Hendry or Glades counties ...
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NTSB seeks video of Collier County plane crash

NAPLES - Yesterday (Feb. 9) , the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to a crash involving a plane and two vehicles …
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LHS class reunion is April 20

Graduates from the 40s, 50s, 60s of LaBelle High School will hold their class reunion April 20...

Caloosa Humane Society presents Pets of the Week

This week’s Pets of the Week are a mix of adorable dogs and cats. These beautiful fur babies...

Local artist and storyteller displays artwork

Joe Johnson's art tells a story of long ago. A cattleman rancher and primitive ...
Agriculture
‘Pinky Swear,’ ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Salsa.’ Those are the catchy names of the three new caladium...
The plants were launched as seeds to the ISS in May, grown in July, harvested by astronauts...
At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science...
Business Corner
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Florida gas prices are moving lower again after jumping 12 cents last week.
A LaBelle businessperson ships plants to customers all ...
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The Second Bridge Group (SBG), a group of citizens formed to collect and share information about the proposed ...

LABELLE – Six million dollars for improvements to the LaBelle Fire Station and a firetruck, more than $12 million for the Port LaBelle Utility wastewater improvements, and $11 million for a …
Catering to an up-to-the-minute, trend-setting LaBelle and Tampa clientele, ...
Wildlife & Environment
Florida is home to over 315 species of native wild bees, which thrive on flowers for survival....
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are looking for an alternative to...
The increase in controlled burning has important conservation implications, improving the condition...
In September, Hurricane Idalia blew dozens of American Flamingos into Florida and across...
Government

The LaBelle Land Planning Agency Feb. 8 approved three ordinances for a ....

Hendry County commissioners are frustrated over two proposed state bills ...
Wheeler Estates residents complained to the Hendry County commission Jan. ...
Schools

Ace Hardware in LaBelle recently donated plants and seeds to help teacher Jill Strickland, Deputy Bozzi and third grade students to plant a garden.

Country Oaks Elementary School fourth graders recently  took a field trip to Manatee Park. 
Recently, officials in Florida’s Escambia County Public Schools district have plunged into a literary adventure of their own …
Health
Dr. Paul J. McConnell

Strategies to help improve your smile throughout your life

During February’s Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s an opportune time to talk about dental health...

Over $9M in free medical services provided by United Way in 2023

Southwest Florida physicians and medical practices provided over $9 million in pro bono...

Brain bus to visit Swamp Cabbage Festival

The Alzheimer Association's in-person Brain Bus will stop in LaBelle on Feb. 25...
Entertainment
Alcohol ink tile by Shary Weckwerth. [Photo by Shary Weckwerth}

Local artist will teach alcohol inks painting class

Local artist, Shary Weckwerth, will teach the basics of alcohol inks ...

Swamp Cabbage Festival on schedule

Preparations for Swamp Cabbage Festival are well underway by organizers, ...

Indigenous Arts and Music Festival at Big Cypress

“Honoring Our Youth” is the theme for the second annual Indigenous Arts and Music Festival (IAMF), set for Feb. 2-3 ...
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Opinion
Are President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump running again because...
It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I made the mistake of going to the grocery and...
Why are the national media so quickly conceding the Democrat and Republican...
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Baptism highlights second day of convention at Hertz Arena

Thousands will look on as Caleb joins other congregants who will also be fully immersed in the baptismal pool...

Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

State News
Bridge Streeet bypass options

SBG wants bypass feasibility study for SR 29 improvements

A second public workshop for the SR 29 improvements from CR 80A (Cowboy ...

AFTA calls for artists to submit work to All Florida Juried Exhibit

Categories for entry include: sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography...

Gov. DeSantis issues proclamation for National Shooting Sports Month

On Aug. 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation dedicating August 2023 as National Shooting Sports Month...
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