GCPA opens A Bountiful Barn Thrift Store

MOORE HAVEN — A Bountiful Barn Thrift Store, 442 U.S. 27, Moore Haven. (next door to Cafe 27) is now open with an assortment of clothes, shoes, toys, TVs, lamps, furniture, mirrors, artwork, pictures, jewelry and home decor, as well as antiques and collectibles and much more at reasonable prices. The store is open Monday, […]

Okeechobee man fatally injured in auto accident

GLADES — A 48-year-old Okeechobee man, John Zachary Cline, has died as an apparent result of the injuries he sustained in an accident on Monday, Dec. 24, at approximately 9:31 p.m., on S.R. 29 and U.S. 27 in Glades County. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that the 1997 Chevy SUV, driven by […]

Sunset Cinema to show Small Foot

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Ministerial Association will present their Sunset Cinema featuring Small Foot on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Tom Perry Memorial Park on Avenue J. Concession items available at a cost. Bring your own chairs or blankets. For information call 863-990-2112 or email sunsetcinemaofmh@gmail.com

Glades to ask for millions for big projects

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners approved a hefty 2019 list of requests to the Florida Legislature after hearing a report at their last meeting of 2018 from CAS Governmental Services, their contracted legislative and grant lobbying firm. The County Board’s resolution lists the Glades County Public Safety Building proposed for Muse up top, and […]

Fisheating Creek showcases natural beauty

  PALMDALE — Slipping a kayak into the tea-colored water of Fisheating Creek, you enter a part of Florida few people ever experience. Towering cypress trees line the waterway. The silence is broken only by the sound of paddles in the water, the calls of herons and the grunts of alligators. You are a guest […]

Road Watch for Glades County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. SR 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing guardrails near the roadway from 8 […]

Tower, Forest Service are Florida’s sentinels and protectors

PALMDALE — The Florida Forest Service’s (FFS) fire observation tower dominating the scrubby, pine-and-palm-dotted landscape of central Glades County was built decades ago as one of the first early warning systems designed to detect and assist in suppressing natural disasters. But it’s still a crucial tool today for protecting lives and property against wildfires. Although […]

‘Miss Dean’ brings unique discipline to school board

MOORE HAVEN — Gloria Dean Reese feels as though she was moved by God and her faith to bring her perspectives on education to a loftier perch. Her outlook will be especially fresh as one of the five people sitting in charge of the public schools and the newest face on the Glades County School […]

Report potential weather-caused damage

The National Weather Service in Miami issued a tornado warning for a brief period Thursday afternoon for northwestern portions of Hendry County and the southwestern area of Glades County after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was reported at 1:34 p.m. 7 miles northeast of Lehigh Acres, moving northeast at 55 mph. Radar […]

Sheriff receives Wellness Award

Kurt Goerke (right), director of health promotions for the American Lung Association in Florida, presents a Wellness Award plaque to Glades County Sheriff David Hardin on behalf of the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance organization. His accomplishment of instituting a prevention program under the GCSO’s health insurance plan deserved to be recognized, the statewide network’s leaders […]