Guest Commentary: Views on constitutional amendments

Democracy is hard work. Voters this year must consider a long list of proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Amendments that receive support from 60 percent of voters become part of our state’s supreme law. On the 2018 ballot are 12 amendments. There were 13, but the Florida Supreme Court removed Amendment 8 because its […]

Amendments on the ballot

Amendment 5 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, at the request of Gov. Rick Scott. This amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature in order to increase taxes or fees. As things stand now, the Legislature can increase taxes, except corporate income tax, through a simple majority vote. If it […]

Glades County, firm aid Michael survivors

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Safety Department, in coordination with J.J. Taylor Distributing out of Fort Myers, sent tarps, cases of hand sanitizer and bug spray to Panama City for Hurricane Michael survivors. The Glades County Road Department helped Bobby Edwards of J.J. Taylor Distributing load a tractor-trailer full of tarps, and the […]

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Oct. 21

GLADES COUNTY SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: 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 US 27 to Indian Prairie: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists […]

Glades County Public Library plans busy month

MOORE HAVEN — Busy times at the Glades County Public Library! New books and bestsellers are arriving weekly for both adults and juvenile readers. DVDs are still a popular item that our patrons check out, and our collection continues to grow. If you do not have a library card, all you need is a picture […]

Know the signs of septic tank failure

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundry. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The […]

WGS collects pull tabs

  Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. This is a simple way to recycle and help the Ronald McDonald House, where they provide a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children. All dollars raised are put […]

Septic system maintenance important

Septic tank maintenance is like changing the oil in your car — you don’t want to wait until there is a problem, said Ashley Austin-Neehan of Austin Sewer and Septic in Okeechobee. Onsite septic systems do work, she said. “There is science behind them. But they have to be maintained.” Septic tanks should be pumped […]

Families enjoyed playing Bingo for Books

West Glades School’s Bingo for Books took place on Oct. 9. Parents and their children were invited to the school to play bingo together and hear some great reading tips from teachers. There were 92 people representing 34 families who came out for a fun evening to play bingo together, and each child who attended […]

Glades at a Glance

Medicare assistance offered Medicare Open Enrollment assistance will be available at the Hope Connections, 200 2nd St. in Moore Haven, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. For information call 239-208-7090 or visit Medicare Open Enrollment end on Dec. 7. Medicare assistance offered MOORE HAVEN – Medicare Open Enrollment assistance will be […]