Pioneer Park Elementary receives grant from SBT and JustWorld International

BELLE GLADE — Pioneer Park Elementary (PPS) has received a grant from two national nonprofit organizations to implement a reading enrichment program in pre-kindergarten through third-grade classes, bringing our children a love of books and a love of reading. StoryBook Treasures (SBT), a Virginia-based program founded by Teacher of the Year Denise Corbo, in partnership […]

PBSO investigating shooting death

SOUTH BAY — The PBSO is investigating the death of a man in South Bay. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release stated that at 11:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, deputies responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue in South Bay. Upon arrival, deputies found a male […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Fernando Yanez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Fernando Yanez, 39, white, male, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on West Main Street in Pahokee. Yanez is wanted on a warrant for violation of probation on charges […]

Aquatic vegetation key to improving water quality, says Scott Martin

The key to improving water quality in Lake Okeechobee is restoring the aquatic vegetation, according to professional angler Scott Martin. Mr. Martin spoke to the Water Resources Analysis Coalition at its Oct. 4 meeting in West Palm Beach. “I have lived around Lake Okeechobee my whole life,” he said. “I fished it since I was […]

Gove Elementary School News

Gove Elementary recognizes Safety Patrols On Friday, Oct. 5, Gove Elementary held a ceremony to recognize fifth grade students who have been selected to be members of the Safety Patrol Association for the year 2018-2019. This is indeed a great honor. To be chosen, a student must be held to higher standards in academics and […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Anthony McPhee

BELLE GLADE — Glades Day junior quarterback Anthony McPhee is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Jupiter Christian Eagles. McPhee and the Glades Day Gators routed the Eagles 43-7 in their game on Oct. 5, bringing them to 4-3 this year. Glades Day had a total of 200 […]

Sugarcane crop season celebration

BELLE GLADE — Florida Crystals Corp.and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida hosted a Pre-Harvest Celebration on Sept. 30 at Torry Island in Belle Glade, where employees, farmers, families and members of the Glades communities of western Palm Beach County came together to celebrate the upcoming sugarcane crop season and to pray for a […]

PBSC to host two job fairs

PALM BEACH GARDENS & BOCA RATON — With the tight job market, employers are struggling to find quality candidates. As a result, more than 70 employers are confirmed, and as many as 85 are expected to recruit at two October job fairs sponsored by Palm Beach State College. Free and open to the public, the […]

Gove Elementary celebrates Hispanic heritage

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County School Board has proclaimed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the district’s schools and departments will celebrate the unique diversity and contributions of Hispanic and Latino culture. At Gove Elementary, Mrs. Rand’s and Mrs. Castilla’s classes are working collaboratively on a Hispanic […]

LSMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

BELLE GLADE — On Sept. 27, after parents and staff finished the School Advisory (SAC) meeting at Lake Shore Middle School (LSMS), they got together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic parents, motivated by Ms. Estrella’s idea, brought a dish representing their country. This way every member attending the meeting could have a taste of […]