WCSC offers free oral services to seniors

BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center is offering FREE Oral health examination and oral cancer screening services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday , Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20 to seniors 60 and older. Preventative dental services: • Oral hygiene instructions • Oral prophylaxis • Fluoride varnish applications • Silver diamine fluoride application. […]

Glades Day FFA off to a remarkable school year!

This year on Aug. 24 and 25, there were three lucky student officers from Glades Day FFA who attended the Chapter Presidents Conference in Orlando. Peyton Pelham, Leena Bolanos and Camber Pope along with their advisor, Kalyn Hartley, had a blast learning ways they can improve their chapter as they made their “mark” advocating for […]

Support United Way at a Trivia Challenge

BELLE GLADE — Support PBC United Way at a Trivia Challenge to be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St. in Belle Glade. Form your ultimate team of up to six (with supervisor approval) to claim the coveted Champion trophy and […]

Remembrance Vigil set 16

BELLE GLADE — The Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 pounded Lake Okeechobee and the Glades on the night of Sept. 16. The waters of Lake Okeechobee rose and inundated the Glades. When daybreak came, people learned that thousands of lives had been lost in the storm. The public is invited to remember this time in history […]

Tent Revival set for Sept. 10-14

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Area Ministerial Association invites the Glades community to the Glades Area Tent Revival, which is taking place nightly Monday through Friday this week beginning at 7 p.m. in the open field located at 530 S. Main St. in Belle Glade (north of the old library). Local churches will be in […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Tarus Woodson

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Tarus Woodson, 20, black, male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 120 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and multiple tattoos. His last known address was on Lake Circle in Belle Glade. Woodson is wanted on a warrant for a violation of […]

Federal officials tour Everglades restoration projects

On Aug. 15, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez and Executive Director Ernie Marks joined the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to highlight some of the major Everglades restoration projects targeted at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges to the northern estuaries. Additional participants included U.S. Army […]

Gove Elementary awarded Everglades Champion School

It was another “Glowing Green Year” at Gove Elementary. Through team effort from students, families, the school and the community, Gove Elementary School received another grant plus recognition from the Everglades Foundation as a 2018 Gold Level Everglades Champion School. Shown are Green Team members Ellen Smith, Shelly Miller, Gayle Zavala and Bridget Lutz, Gove’s […]

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 […]

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 […]