SFWMD may close some locks

WEST PALM BEACH — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) soon will close several navigation locks on the north shore for safety reasons. The closures are a result of persistent drier-than-average conditions that have reduced water levels in Lake Okeechobee. Injury and lock damage could occur […]

Cold wind chills expected for Sunday night

A cold front will push through Sunday, Jan. 20, bringing much colder temperatures for the start of next week. At this point, frost and freezing temperatures are not expected. Glades and Hendry counties will be the low 30s for about three hours Sunday night/Monday morning. A wind chill advisory may be needed.

WGS Jr. Beta Club honors officers

West Glades School (WGS) Jr. Beta Club completed a January community service project that involved giving thanks to those who protect and serve. As a token of their gratitude for all local officers, club members put together a survival kit candy bag to honor them on the Jan. 9 Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Day. Over […]

SFWMD to close locks as lake levels continue to drop

WEST PALM BEACH — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will soon close several navigation locks on the north shore for safety reasons. The closures are a result of persistent drier-than-average conditions that have reduced water levels in Lake Okeechobee. Injury and lock damage could occur […]

West Glades School announces honor roll students

West Glades School announces their honor roll students for the second semester of the 2018/2019 school year. A Honor Roll • First grade: Andrea Gaytan, Cassi Hendry, Jace Kennedy, Cole Martin, Keira Moore, Jaiden Moreno, Cason McCulley, Giovanni Cuacua-Vazquez, Parker Dillman, Harper Hatfield, Cheyenne Kats, Aubree Kersey, Ava Meyer, Alana Ross, Legend Thigpen, Andrea Madrid, […]

Statewide tornado drill takes place today at 10 a.m.

A statewide tornado drill will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.

Glades County Road Watch report for week of Jan. 13

S.R. 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing guardrails near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

‘Keenagers’ build mini manger scenes

MOORE HAVEN — The over-50 group affectionately known as Keenagers was pleasantly surprised when, following a covered dish luncheon at their December meeting, they were each handed an oyster shell, a Christmas card depicting the Holy Family and a pair of scissors. Laura Daniels and Bobbi Brown instructed the members in making Nativity scenes by […]

Prescribed burn today on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A prescribed burn is being conducted on 1,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in the Pearce Canal area today, Thursday, Jan. 10, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake. This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) […]

GCPA opens A Bountiful Barn Thrift Store

MOORE HAVEN — A Bountiful Barn Thrift Store, 442 U.S. 27, Moore Haven. (next door to Cafe 27) is now open with an assortment of clothes, shoes, toys, TVs, lamps, furniture, mirrors, artwork, pictures, jewelry and home decor, as well as antiques and collectibles and much more at reasonable prices. The store is open Monday, […]