YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

Vegetable Production Handbook available from Hendry Extension

The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Office at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 2

US 27 at Fish Eating Creek: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning drainage structures near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Hendry County line to the Highlands County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the medians […]

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 or by calling 863-946-0300. The keynote […]

August News from the property appraiser

GLADES COUNTY — By this time, Glades County residents you should have received their 2018 Notice of Proposed Taxes (also known as the TRIM notice or Truth-in-Millage). This is not a tax bill. You will receive a bill from the Office of the Tax Collector in November 2018. This notice contains your property’s market value […]

SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products

On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) announced that it has been awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant in the amount of $206,545 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive director of the council, to congratulate council staff. The purpose […]

FWC expands access to boating safety exam

Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet. In August of 2017, the FWC amended Florida Administrative Code 68D-36.108 to allow the temporary certificate […]

Dueling pianos to raise cash for HRMC

LABELLE — The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation is planning a “Keys to Health” Dueling Pianos event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove RV Resort in LaBelle. The HRMC Foundation invites anyone interested to join its members for a fun-filled evening where their entertainers will compete on the pearly keys […]

Buckhead AMVETS show appreciation

MOORE HAVEN — AMVETS Buckhead Ridge Post showed their appreciation to the Moore Haven Elementary School teachers by personally delivering donuts for their third annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Joe Mansfield, Carla Shearer and Commander Bob Burnes, representatives for AMVETS, delivered donuts at 7 a.m. on Aug. 17.