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U.S. Sugar, Glades cities, sheriffs partner to give families safe trick-or-treat options

CLEWISTON — This Halloween, the people of U.S. Sugar are teaming up with the cities of Moore Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston, Belle Glade and Indiantown as well as local sheriffs’ offices to …

You are invited to an Anhingas! Zoom presentation

You are invited to an Anhingas Zoom presentation by Dr. Jerome A. Jackson, professor emeritus, Florida Gulf Coast University.

First responders receive discount to see “Tea for Three” at FCT

To all first responders, fire fighters, law enforcement, medical personnel, military personnel, and teachers: Firehouse Community Theatre has a special offer for you!
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Police/Fire

On Monday, Oct. 19, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden swore in six new deputies.

A rash of vehicle burglaries have occurred throughout LaBelle and Clewiston.
Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross urges residents to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan as home fires continue during COVID-19.
Agriculture

University of Florida researchers hope to discover new methods to help citrus growers fight the deadly citrus greening.

Florida-grown tomatoes — particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem — pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows.
University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees.
Business Corner

Business Corner: Caloosa Kitchen — phenomenal artisanal goods from local baker

A relatively new artist, who’s been developing her business officially for just over a year now, has arrived back on scene despite the many challenges 2020 has created for all small, local businesses.
Pictured from left to right: Amanda Nelson, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce president; Carla Davidson and Danny Shoaf, owners of Sal Cal’s Pizza; and Diana Fidanza, executive director of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce.

The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce announces the 2020 Business of the Year Sal-Cal’s Pizza

This year’s Business of the Year honoree is LaBelle’s local, beloved, longtime business Sal-Cal’s Pizza.

Governor DeSantis, DEO highlight Florida small business resources

In recognition of National Small Business Week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) highlight resources available to small businesses in Florida.
Veterans
STUART — Southeast Florida Honor Flight usually takes to the skies four times per year to bring local WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to …
LABELLE – Veteran William Harold Rentz, Harold as he’s known to friends and family, served his country for 25 years before retiring in 1973. Submitted photo: William Harold Rentz, a 17 year old …
WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has been designated as a 2020 Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was …
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After years of advocacy for change, the Seminole Tribe of Florida Repatriation Committee has received a revised repatriation policy from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Kiwanis One Day is a day where Kiwanis Clubs around the world organize events locally with a goal of coming together to improve their communities.
LaBelle High School would like to congratulate its Students of the Month for the month of September.
Government

Port LaBelle Utility System connection charges may increase 125%

Shane Parker, public works director for Hendry County, introduced the Port LaBelle Utility System

Excess Fees presented

Hendry County Tax Collector Pat Langford presented a check for the 2019-20 excess fees to Hendry County Clerk of Courts Kim Barrineau.

Corps breaks ground on Central Everglades Planning Project

State and federal officials gathered at the S-333 water control structure on the Tamiami Trail on Oct. 21 to celebrate the start of work on the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), which will increase the capacity to move water from Lake Okeechobee to Everglades National Park (ENP).
Schools

FSW Radiologic Technology Program achieves 100% pass rate

Over the past 15 years, FSW’s Radiologic Technology Program graduates have maintained a 99.7% pass rate for the national certification exam.

West Glades School Citizens of the Month for September

MUSE – West Glades School congratulates Citizens of the Month for September: KG-2nd Grade: Rainey Stokes, June Beer, Jason Williamson, Hadasha Villanueva, Gael Moreno, Corbin Clement, Tyson …

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space.
Health

Alzheimer’s Association’s Virtual Brain Bus hosts events

The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus offers programs via Zoom in November.

Listeria outbreak hospitalizes 10

If you are at a higher risk for getting sick with Listeria — you are pregnant, 65 or older or have a weakened immune system — you should avoid eating deli meats unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Brain Bus to host virtual events

The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus raises awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia from any device connected to the internet.
Entertainment

Sheer Fear will soon be here!

It’s the scariest time of the year again, Halloween! Time for all the scary, scary things to come out and do what they do best! Are you brave enough to come out and play? Find out this weekend, …

Brewfest/Food Truck Rally seeks auction items to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center is pleased to announce that the second annual WolfStock: Brewfest and Food Truck Rally will take place Nov. 14.

Real Bodies: The Exhibition showcases & explores human anatomy

WEST PALM BEACH — No bones about it! The South Florida Science Center is announcing the fall blockbuster exhibit, Real Bodies: The Exhibition presented by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation.
Opinion
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) on ranches and dairy farms represents tremendous potential to benefit the Florida cattle industry.
By Yakira ChuSpecial to the Immokalee BulletinIMMOKALEE – Covid-19 has posed considerable challenges to nearly every family, but none moreso than migrant women and children living in domestic …
Is a requirement to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces an infringement on individual freedom? Some Florida counties and cities have made masks mandatory in public buildings. Others …
State News
South Florida mole kingsnake

See a Kingsnake? Report it to FWC

Kingsnakes have experienced population declines that biologists can’t explain.

FWC invites public comments for re-accreditation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).
Nation & World

Pelosi scolds White House over no response in virus talks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scolding assessment of COVID-19 relief talks on Thursday, blaming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for failing to produce answers to her …

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz …
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