FSW presents lecture from Judge Mary Evans

20th Judicial Circuit Judge Mary Evans will present “Applied Critical Thinking: A View from the Bench” during Florida SouthWestern State College’s Critical Thinking Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, Building U-102, Fort Myers. Additionally, the presentation can be viewed digitally at the FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, […]

Mosquitoes add to problems after a hurricane

Hurricanes often leave standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. A University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn’t become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time, so it’s critical to empty cups, birdbaths, pots or anything else on […]

Palmetto berry rules draw questions

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner […]

Students receive $25 gift cards

West Glades School students who chose to read and take AR tests during the summer were entered into a drawing each time they successfully completed a book. During the first week of school, two names were drawn out to receive a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart. Congratulations to our winners, Laeda Middleton and Elliot Cruz […]

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 info@gladesedc.com 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 […]