Glades at a Glance

Food Trucks return MOORE HAVEN — Chow Down Food Trucks will return to the Tom Perry Memorial Park, 200 Riverside Drive S.W., on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. This event includes live music and a kids area. Pancake breakfast served MOORE HAVEN — Project Graduation for the Class of 2019 is sponsoring the annual […]

Glades County Board workshop on fire protection

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Glades County Board met for a workshop after its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Commissioner Donna Storter Long sent an email out the next day, announcing that: “At popular request, I am resuming my email sharing of my notes from Glades County Commission meetings.” We are publishing her notes, edited only […]

Glades County board to seek aid on fire protection

See Commissioner Donna Storter Long’s report of the County Board’s Jan. 8 discussion about fire protection at … Click Here. MOORE HAVEN — Deputy County Manager for Public Safety Bob Jones presented a report to the Glades County commissioners Monday night, Jan. 28, that put some numbers to their discussion at a recent workshop of […]

Glades County considers fire/rescue tax

MOORE HAVEN — Deputy County Manager for Public Safety Bob Jones presented a report to the Glades County commissioners Jan. 28, that put some numbers to a proposed full-time fire/rescue department. And after another hour or so of talking over the ideas, commissioners agreed they’ll need the guidance of some outside experts or consultants on […]

$2.7 million sewer project added to Glades wish list

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners finalized their list of requests to the Florida Legislature for the 2019 session on Jan. 8, and there was a prominent, $2.7 million addition to it, recommended by their lobbying firm and enthusiastically endorsed 5-0 by the board. Tops on the list is a request for $700,000 to construct […]

Glades schools’ goals for 2019 undiminished

MOORE HAVEN — One big goal of Superintendent Scott Bass’s for the Glades County School District was achieved with a rise in the high school graduation rate — and although the state reported the wrong percentage, it doesn’t diminish that achievement. It’s higher than Florida’s statewide rate, he says, something Glades County never had done […]

State urged to make war on algae

“We have to protect Lake Okeechobee. The water and the nutrients are coming from the north. It doesn’t make any sense to clean it going south. We have to focus on the source of the water, clean it there and store it there to reduce the flow to the lake. That is just common sense,” […]

Glades County Woman’s Club hosts annual tea

MOORE HAVEN – Members of the Glades County Woman’s Club had another successful Annual Tea on Saturday, Jan. 12. Members enjoyed a catered meal by Big Joe’s BBQ of Lehigh. While the name may make you think you know what the menu was, it was quite the opposite. Members enjoyed two types of unusual chicken […]

Cold wind chills expected for Sunday night

A cold front will push through Sunday, Jan. 20, bringing much colder temperatures for the start of next week. At this point, frost and freezing temperatures are not expected. Glades and Hendry counties will be the low 30s for about three hours Sunday night/Monday morning. A wind chill advisory may be needed.

SFWMD orders independent scientific review of lake

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board wants science to determine any changes to the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). At their Jan. 10 meeting in West Palm Beach, the board authorized entering into a contract with the University of Florida Board of Trustees for an independent scientific review to […]