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Volunteers Collect 460 Pounds Of Trash On Cowboy Way
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LABELLE, FL. -- A group of volunteers picked up 460 pounds of trash along Cowboy Way Saturday morning. The group meets one Saturday each month spending an hour collecting trash in the "Keep LaBelle Beautiful" campaign.Volunteers get a t-shirt and wear smiles after accomplishing good works along LaBelle streets.Photo: Facebook - Sue Sweetman
Health Department Statement On Infant Formula Shortage
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Hendry & Glades Counties, Fla. — The Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties (DOH-Hendry/Glades) is monitoring the current infant formula shortage and takes this life-threatening issue very seriously.On May 12, 2022, State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf...
Obituaries - Wellington, Cobb, Friday, Croyl
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Shirley Mae Croyl, age 82 of LaBelle, Florida formally of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on May 16, 2022 at home with her loving family surrounding her. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Laman Eli and the late Elizabeth Carrie Claar Imler. She married Charles "Chuck" Croyl. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother...
Stand Off With SWAT And Negotiator Ends In Death
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TWELVE HOUR STAND-OFF WITH COPS ENDS IN DEATH OF SUBJECTLABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm from a property owner reporting a man had entered a home on his property and was refusing to leave. It was reported that the subject had various weapons with him.Hendry County Deputies...
11 Arrests This Week By Hendry Deputies
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LABELLE, FL. -- HCSO Arrests from May 9 to May 15 including three battery, two assaults, one DUI, two resisting, three probation violations,  two drug possessions, and one weapons charge.Valente Serrano Martinez, 19 from Clewiston, was arrested on May 9, 2022 by Deputy Barrientos and was charged with Aggravated Battery, and Battery Touch or...
Five Arrested On Drug Warrants
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LABELLE, FL. -- On Friday, May 6, 2022, members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office arrested five individuals on drug related warrants. These charges include Trafficking, Possession, and/or Sales of Narcotics within Hendry County. These warrants stemmed from undercover drug buys and previous investigations. Investigators are still looking for...
Florida Keys' Watercolor Kapers by Bob Kranich
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Island Flavor, (Part 6, Excerpt 50)This is the 6th part of a new story titled, Island Flavor. Our German spy was commanded to move his operation from Miami to Key West to spy on the Submarine base there. He has been successful. One day he sees a military vehicle outside and two MPs heading towards his door.Island Flavor He looked out his window and...
Joe Thomas - Historian Speaks On 1926 LaBelle Lynching
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LABELLE, FL. -- Local historian and retired history professor Joe Thomas was featured Friday on a NBC-2 news story about a 1926 lynching in LaBelle. See for more informaton on the history project.
Obituaries - Nelson, McDuffie, Avant
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Jennifer Lynne Nelson age 75 of Alva, Florida passed away on May 5, 2022. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.Ethel L. McDuffie, aged 97 born June 10, 1924 passed away peacefully ,May 9, 2022, to be with the Lord. She was born in Okeechobee and came to Clewiston with her husband and two small children in 1944 and made...
Heartland Homes Demands Higher Prices From Purchasers
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PORT LABELLE, FL. -- Heartland Homes of Florida LLC, is allegedly raising prices on existing contracted new home purchasers by tens of thousands of dollars, according to complaints posted on Google Reviews last week.Hendry County's largest home building company, having built hundreds of new homes in Port LaBelle says they are experiencing "issues...
Roger Hatton Dies At 77
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Roger Carnahan Hatton, 77, went to be with his Lord, Friday, May 6, 2022. He was surrounded by loving family and under expert care at Shanti Niketan Hospice House, Glasgow, KY, when he passed away. Roger was born to the late Robert Carnahan Hatton and the late Marjorie Aileen Black Hatton on December 4, 1944, Chicago, IL. He was a Christian and a...
Woman Dies In Canal Crash In Hendry County
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CLEWISTON, FL. --  A 53 year old female from West Palm Beach died in a crash into a canal Tuesday at 6:42 a.m.Vehicle 1 was traveling west on an unnamed dirt road, west of Collins Slough Road in eastern Hendry county. Vehicle 1 traveled off the roadway right, entered a water filled canal and overturned. Driver 1 was pronounced deceased on scene.
Donald A. Peeples Dies At 93
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Donald A. Peeples age 93, 0f Moore Haven, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at his home.Donald was born on August 6, 1928 in Citrus Center, Florida to the late Joseph and Sweet Hogan Peeples. He married Dorothy Crosby. Donald was a cattle rancher his entire life. He was a caring man, who always loved spending time with his family and...
17 Hendry County Arrests - Probation Violations Top List
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LABELLE, FL. -- The HCSO reported Hendry County Arrests from May 2 to May 8 including five probation violations, three drug possessions, four DUI, two driving without license, one resisting LEO, two failure to appear, and one molestation.Martin Rodriguez, 53 from LaBelle, was arrested on May 3, 2022 by Deputy Afonso and was charged with Possession...
Johnnie Mae Benson - Obituary
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Johnnie Mae Benson was compassionate, caring and loving for her family and especially her children. She was one of twelve children born on December 26, 1933 in Pavo, Georgia to the union of Buster, Sr and Pearl Mae Moore Everett. She exemplified the true beauty in living and if you knew her, you had to lover her. Johnnie Mae was born and raised in...
Consumer Alert - Hendry Restaurant Warnings
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LABELLE, FL. -- Four Clewiston area restaurants and one in LaBelle were issued food service warnings or violations in April inspections by the Florida Division of Food Safety.  33 other Hendry restaurants "passed" inspections although every restaurant had violations spotted by inspectors.The Division is under Department of Agriculture and Consumer...
Death On US27 Crash In Glades County
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MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- A 58 year old male from Tampa died in a crash Thursday at 12:45 p.m.From the FHP report:Vehicle 1 was traveling south on State Road 78, approaching the intersection with US-27. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on US 27, approaching the intersection with State Road 78. Vehicle 3 was traveling west on US-27, behind Vehicle 2.Vehicle 1...
Jorge Rea Guilty In Drug Case In Moore Haven
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MOORE HAVEN, FL -- Jorge Rea, 36, of LaBelle, was found guilty of three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Driving While License Suspended/Revoked (Habitual). The jury returned the guilty verdict this afternoon following a three-day trial in Moore Haven.Deputies with the Glades County Sheriff’s Office were conducting...
Medicare Savings Program May 11
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Medicare Costs Add Up! You Might be Eligible to Save on Out-of-Pocket Expenses.Medicare Savings Programs are state programs that help people with their Medicare costs. Each program has different benefits and eligibility requirements; to learn more about these programs click here.You can also join a SHINE hosted webinar on Wed., May 11 to learn more...
15 Arrests By Hendry Deputies - Burglary, Drugs and Larceny Tops
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LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County arrests from April 25 to May 1 including 3 larceny, 2 DUI, 3 burglary, driving with suspended license, resisting arrest, probation violation, 3 possession of drugs, possession of counterfeit license, and 3 failure to appear.Emanuel Sanchez, 23 from Clewiston, was arrested on April 25, 2022 by Deputy George and was...
Obituaries - Michelle Bryant, Elizabeth Ann Brewington Baer
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Michelle Renee Bryant 53 of LaBelle, passed away Sunday May 1, 2022. She was born in Avon Park, FL to the late Granville Leroy and Eva Mae (Albritton) Bryant.She was a devout Christian, and belonged to Christ Central Church.She volunteered in numerous Community and Church events, and was recognized for doing so.She loved her time with Rokyu Karate...
Meals For Seniors In Hendry/Glades
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LABELLE, FL. -- Hope Connections is offering meals at no cost to residents of Hendry and Glades counties who are ages 60 and older. Three Hope Connections Cafés will offer hot, healthy meals daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Participants may also enjoy socializing, BINGO, activities, arts and crafts, discussion groups, and expert presentations on topics...
Florida Keys' Watercolor Kapers - Island Flavor
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Florida Keys' Watercolor Kapers - Island Flavorby Bob KranichIsland Flavor, (Part 5, Excerpt 49) This is a new story titled, Island Flavor. Our German spy who was dropped off by a “U” boat in the Miami area has just got a new assignment. He has to immediately change his spy business from the Miami area to Key West. He is going to buy a house...
Lake Okeechobee Getting 1,500 Native Trees This Week
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FWC planting trees, enhancing Lake Okeechobee habitat LAKEPORT, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planting approximately 1,500 native trees in the northwest marsh of Lake Okeechobee beginning this week.This new habitat addition, which is a continuation of seven years of planting efforts, is designed to enhance...
Firehouse Theatre Fundraiser May 6
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LABELLE, FL. -- The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc. is excited to present "A Night of Mariachi Music" May 6.Two bands will rock the house "Grupo Doble Estilo: and Norteno Elegante"Tickets are $20. You can call 863-675-3066 to order your tickets and pay at the door.Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.This is a fundraiser...