Glades EDC annual dinner is Sept. 6

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Economic Development Council will present its 2018 annual dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, Aug. 31, by email to info@gladesedc.com or by calling 863-946-0300. The keynote […]

August News from the property appraiser

GLADES COUNTY — By this time, Glades County residents you should have received their 2018 Notice of Proposed Taxes (also known as the TRIM notice or Truth-in-Millage). This is not a tax bill. You will receive a bill from the Office of the Tax Collector in November 2018. This notice contains your property’s market value […]

Glades County working on contract with manager choice

GLADES COUNTY — Glades County commissioners heard an update from Glades County Attorney Richard Pringle on the progress of talks with a prospective new county chief executive as their search approached the four-month mark Monday. They voted unanimously that evening to affirm his direction in the negotiations and recess their regular meeting to Thursday night, […]

Browning, incumbents take council seats

A newcomer to municipal politics received more votes than either of the two incumbent Moore Haven City Council members who competed during the Aug. 28 primary in Glades County. Wayne Clay Browning received 174 votes (33 percent) in Tuesday’s balloting for three council seats at the city’s two precincts, while Councilman Marc Decker got 115 […]

50 years of public health service celebrated

HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES — On Saturday, July 14, a celebratory dinner was given in honor of Joanne Vorhees, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (or ARNP), who has served in the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties for 50 years! She began her long career in public health as a registered nurse for […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of Aug. 26

GLADES COUNTY US 27 at Fish Eating Creek: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning drainage structures near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 78 at the Ridge Dill Pit: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning drainage structures near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday […]

Glades EDC annual dinner is Sept. 6

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Economic Development Council will present its 2018 annual dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, Aug. 31, by email to info@gladesedc.com or by calling 863-946-0300. The keynote […]

Moore Haven challengers sound off on issues

MOORE HAVEN — Two challengers are in the running for Moore Haven City Council in Tuesday’s election. Last week’s Glades County Democrat profiled the incumbents seeking to retain their seats, Mayor Bret Whidden and Councilman Marc Decker. The other two candidates are James T. Fielder and Wayne Clay Browning Jr. Candidate profiles Mr. Browning, 49, […]

‘Art in the Park’ contest underway for next year

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Library, the Library Advisory Board and Friends of the Library are sponsoring an “Around the Lake” student art contest during these last four months of 2018. This contest is open to all the students living around Lake Okeechobee. The subject matter should deal with each student’s answer to […]

Gatorama hosts annual Hatching Festival

PALMDALE — Gatorama will host the 15th annual “Alligator Hatching Festival” daily Aug. 18 through Sept. 3 at the animal park at 10665 U.S. 27, Palmdale. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world! “This is a great opportunity for parents to […]