Tires cannot be used as fence

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission recently stopped a Glades County resident from using old tires as a fence. According to the FWC report, Environmental Investigator Luher responded to a complaint regarding a large number of tires stored at a private residence. Upon arrival, she learned the owner had 600 used tires delivered to her […]

West Glades School Citizens of the Month

West Glades School announces the names of their Citizens of the Month students for November. Kindergarten through second grade: Rhys Roof, Kimberly Trejo, Macy Corbitt, Andrew Reinking, Andrea Madrid, Adrian Perez, John Dupree, Parker Dillman, Sophia Mora, Brianna Salazar, Israel DeSantiago and Colt Meyer. Third through fifth grades: Makayla Obenauer-Salazar, Evan Romero, Ayslin Trejo, Marco […]

Jr. Beta supports Operation Backpack

MOORE HAVEN — The mission of Operation Backpack is to feed children and give hope to the families who receive them. West Glades School (WGS) Jr. Beta Club recently spent an afternoon packing 240 backpacks to be distributed to students in LaBelle and West Glades Schools. This community service is completely funded by donations from […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of Dec. 2

GLADES COUNTY U.S. 27 from S.R. 78 in Lakeport to S.R. 78 in Ortona: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. S.R. 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be […]

News from the Glades County Property Appraiser

We recently celebrated Veterans Day by showing our gratitude to the service men and women who sacrificed much to ensure that our great nation remains free. Florida voters have recognized the sacrifices made by America’s brave soldiers by approving several property tax exemptions to qualifying veterans and their surviving spouses. If you qualify for one […]

Glades County recognizes veterans

Glades County held a Veteran’s Day service at Ortona Cemetery. Jaime Hingson sang songs, invocation and benediction was led by Pastor Charlie Watts, Glades County Sheriff Dave Hardin’s Color Guard led the opening ceremonies, and K.S. Butch Jones was guest speaker. Many others were in attendance as well including Auxiliary Unit 299 who presented Quilts […]

Students coordinate food project

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12-13) and West Glades School (WGS) in Glades County was proud to partner with LaBelle Kiwanis to have an active group in the school. Recently, these students spent time putting together boxes of Thanksgiving Day food to bless 13 families in their area. […]

Glades County makes History

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Glades County School Board swore in its first ever, female African-American member, Gloria Reese.

WGS Builders Club coordinates Thanksgiving Food Project

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12-13) and West Glades School (WGS) is proud to partner with LaBelle Kiwanis to have an active group in our school. Recently, these students spent time putting together boxes of Thanksgiving Day food to bless 13 families in their area. Donations were made […]

Letter to the Editor: Your vote mattered!

When people say voting doesn’t matter, they are absolutely wrong. Every vote matters in Florida. Results tabulated and released on Saturday by Florida’s 67 county Supervisors of Elections showed Nikki Fried leading Matt Caldwell in the race for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture by a margin of only 5,326 or 0.07% of the 8 million votes […]