‘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 […]

Back to School Bash to be held for Glades County

A Back to School Bash will be held for Glades County students on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N U.S. Hwy 27 in Moore Haven. Students must be present to receive free school supplies. The event includes food, fun, games, music prizes and more. For information, call Stephanie […]

Glades Training Center progress all behind the scenes

MOORE HAVEN — Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district officials are coalescing around a more regional approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There weren’t any breakthroughs to announce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. […]

Man sentenced for failure to register as sexual offender

MOORE HAVEN — On June 26, James Thomas Watkins, 38, of Moore Haven was sentenced to 63.2 months in prison for two counts of failure to register as a sexual offender. He was convicted earlier this month following a trial in Glades County. In April 2017, Glades County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve papers on […]

City kicks in to ensure future summer camps

MOORE HAVEN — After hearing the Glades Education Foundation’s (GEF) update on plans for the summer camp to be staged out of Moore Haven Elementary School July 9-20, the City Council decided at its meeting June 5 to contribute toward keeping it going in future years. Laura Perry of the GEF had just told council […]

Moore Haven Lock fully operational with no width restrictions

Moore Haven Lock west gate has been repaired and the lock is fully operational with no width restrictions.