EAA Reservoir won’t be ‘designed on the back of a napkin’

WEST PALM BEACH – The Everglades Foundation’s claim at the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir could be designed, engineered and constructed in four years is confusing the public at a time South Florida residents should be united in supporting construction of the reservoir, according to some members of the Water Resources Analysis Coalition who reviewed […]

Clewiston leads the way in soccer around the lake

• The Clewiston Tigers boys soccer team continued their dominant performance and increased their record to a perfect 7-0 after defeating rival LaBelle 2-1 on Dec. 4 and Gateway Charter 2-0 on Dec. 6. Tigers freshman Emilio Rico and senior Cristobal Antonio each had a goal against LaBelle, while last week’s Athlete of the Week, […]

Sunset Cinema presents The Polar Express

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Ministerial Association will present their Sunset Cinema featuring The Polar Express in 3D on Saturday, Dec. 15, 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

Meet the Firefighter: Senior Forest Ranger Danny Callahan

Senior Ranger Danny Callahan was born in Fort Myers in 1972, and later his family moved to Ragland, Ala. He and his brother and sister attended Ragland High School, where he said his favorite subject was history, but he could definitely have lived without math. His favorite sport was football, and he explained that in […]

Animal Control transferred to Road Department

GLADES COUNTY — Effective on Dec. 13, at 8 .am., Glades County Animal Control will no longer be under Public Safety but will be transferred to the Road Department located at 4883 E. State Road 78 in Moore Haven. To report any animal control issues including: lost dog/cat, animal surrender, paying a fine, dog/cat bite […]

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 […]

Community involved with Turkey Trot

The Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership and Glades County School District collaborated to host the annual Turkey Trot event in commemoration of the Great American Smoke-Out. The Great American Smoke-Out is an annual intervention event recognized on the third Thursday of November by the American Cancer Society. Approximately 40 million American adults still smoke, and tobacco […]

Geo prisons’ ‘Continuum of Care’ shows promise

MOORE HAVEN — Once every quarter, neighbors of some of Florida’s prisons get a chance to take a brief glimpse into life behind the walls for their incarcerated fellow citizens, courtesy of one of the three firms that run the state’s seven private facilities. The Geo Group Inc., based in Boca Raton, has had a […]

Prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

MOORE HAVEN — A prescribed burn will be conducted on 3,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee between the Moore Haven Canal and Sportsman Cut on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake. This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District, Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

Petition against spraying to be heard by FWC

CLEWISTON — Advocates of clean water in Florida are jumping on a bandwagon that started rolling late last summer when marine life expert Jim Abernethy of West Palm Beach started a Change.org petition calling for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to cease its spraying of herbicides in freshwater lakes. Mr. Abernethy, who’s won […]