Hurricane Irma effects fire intensity

PALMDALE — Over the weekend, County and State Firefighters suppressed three large wildfires in western Glades County. Hurricane Irma toppled over many large pine trees in Glades County increasing the size, complexity and intensity of all of these wildfires due to widespread destruction of vegetation. “The extra vegetation on the forest floor adds more fuel […]

Burma Spice to double the size of MH facility

MOORE HAVEN — Not everyone knows that Amazon’s highest-rated spice brand has its manufacturing plant in Moore Haven. A year and a half ago, Burma Spice selected Moore Haven from a list of eight candidates for the site of its new facility. “We like Moore Haven because of the business-friendly climate and cost-effectiveness of operations,” […]

Support sought for a kids’ summer camp

MOORE HAVEN — Glades Education Foundation (GEF) President Laura Perry is building municipal and private backing for a Moore Haven-based summer camp to chase away at least some small part of the seasonal doldrums for local children who lack diversions to fill their time when school lets out. Ms. Perry appeared before both the Moore […]

Glades County RoadWatch Report for the week of April 29

GLADES COUNTY US 27 from Northwest Main Street to the Highlands County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. SR 78 from the City of Lakeport to Indian Prairie […]

County considers interim manager

The Glades County Board authorized negotiations with a potential interim county manager after amending their regular meeting agenda to do so Monday night, and spent nearly an hour going over a long list of matters that outgoing County Manager Paul Carlisle has been working on. The county commissioners also approved an independent contractor agreement with […]

Christian Center celebrates anniversary

MOORE HAVEN — On April 29, the Prevailing Word Christian Center, 262 Tobias Ave. in Moore Haven, will celebrate its 13th anniversary. The theme for this 13th year celebration is “The Triumphant Church” and is based on 2 Corinthians 2:4a (KJV), “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ…” Pastor […]

Second graders celebrate National Lineman Day

LABELLE — Second graders in Ms. Hart’s class are learning to write letters and celebrated “National Lineman Day” by sending letters of appreciation to the workers at Glades Electric Coop and Florida Power and Light. Students wanted to thank them for all they do to “keep the lights shining bright” at West Glades School (WGS) […]

Glades County RoadWatch report for the week of April 22

GLADES COUNTY SR 78 from the City of Lakeport to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.   SR 78 from Indian Prairie to the Okeechobee County line: Maintenance project: Crews will […]

Paul Carlisle leaving Glades’ employ

GLADES COUNTY — Paul Carlisle is leaving his position as Glades County manager before the end of the month, commissioners learned last week before agreeing Friday to keep him on as a consultant for one day per week for at least the next 45 days. Termination of the manager’s contract was accomplished through board approval […]

Glades County RoadWatch report for week of April 15

GLADES COUNTY US 27 at Woodward Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, while crews install utility lines, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. US 27 from SR 29 to Gatorama: Maintenance […]