Glades at a Glance

GCSO seeking teens for Explorers MOORE HAVEN — Sheriff David Hardin, is always looking for ways to offer greater opportunities to the youth of Glades County. Sheriff Hardin is considering starting a Florida Sheriff’s Explorers’ Chapter, the Explorers will be trained in law enforcement techniques, traffic control, basic law and principles along with firearms training. […]

Components of park plan

The Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park project will include: • Dredging of around 648,000 cubic yards of muck and soil from Moore Haven Canal and Pig Trail channel; • Littoral zone mitigation of 34.5 acres, plus opportunities to create more marsh area; • 6+ miles of bank and scrub/shrub rehabilitation opportunities for wildlife habitat; • Florida […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council incumbents sound off on issues

MOORE HAVEN — In the Moore Haven election for three City Council seats that will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 28, there are four candidates including two incumbents. The top three “vote-getters” will claim the seats on the City Council. The candidates are Mayor Bret Whidden, Councilman Marc Decker, James T. Fielder and Wayne Clay Browning […]

Schoolkids flock to supply giveaway

MHES aide conducted drive with help of family, friends and many donors MOORE HAVEN — Over 100 schoolchildren in Moore Haven enjoyed a special “Back to School Bash” last weekend, courtesy of Glades County School District paraprofessional Shon Croskey and a small multitude of like-minded citizens who donated school supplies and cash to her cause. […]

Schoolkids invited to giveaway in Moore Haven on Sunday

MHES aide put together supply drive herself Schoolchildren in Moore Haven have a special “Back to School Bash” to look forward to this weekend, courtesy of Glades County School District paraprofessional Shon Croskey and a small multitude of like-minded citizens who donated school supplies and cash to her cause. A resident of Moore Haven and […]

Hotel, restaurant to be built at old Glades Inn site

County agrees to sell 5 acres for $60,000 MOORE HAVEN — The commissioners of Glades County voted 4-1 at their regular meeting Monday, July 23, to accept the only plan they received after issuing a request for proposals for development of the former site of the Glades Inn. A one-year-old company known as New Moore […]