Friday, September 21, 2018

Orlando Trujillo Dies At 78

Orlando Trujillo 78, of LaBelle, FL passed away September 20, 2018 in LaBelle.
He was born Oct. 30, 1939 in Cuba to the late Alfonso and Anna (Rodriguez) Trujillo
Survivors include his wife: Amancia (Abreu) Trujillo
two sons: Orlando D Trujillo and Felipe A Trujillo
two daughters: Julia Abreu and Sandra Hernandez,
two brothers: Oreste Trujillo and Regino Trujillo
one sister: Rafaela Trujillo
3 grandchildren
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Obituaries - Dennis Howard, Sharon McCormick

Dennis Charles Howard, age 75, of Palmdale, passed away September 14, 2018 in Palmdale.
He was born Aug. 1, 1943 in Des Moines, IA, to the late Gilbert and Winifred (Locke) Howard.
Survivors include significant other: Carolyn Lowe
three sons: Matthew Howard, Joshua Howard and Raymond Lowe,
three daughters: Gail Howard, Beverly Heeb and Wendi Krizinofski,
two brothers: Gary Howard and Marvin Howard
one sister: Linda Johnson
13 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Sharon Hope McCormick, age 79, of Moore Haven, passed away September 12, 2018 in Loxahatchee.
She was born Dec. 13, 1938 in Moore Haven, FL, to the late Archie and Lydia (Taylor) Waggerby.
Survivors include one son: Everett "Buddy" Garvey
two daughters: Lydia Pell and Hope Pena,
two brothers: Bobby Waggerby and Gary Waggerby,
one sister: Muriel Green
eleven grandchildren:, Cole Garvey; Jesse Wallace; Jay Pell;, Wendy Mullens; Bonnie Moser;, Brent Moser; TJ ( Lexi) Pell;, Summer (Rick) Ortiz; Will McGruther; Casey Potter; Scotty Potter;
six great-grandchildren, Riley Mullens;, Stella Garvey; Liam Garvey; Caramia Ortiz; , Hope Pell; Lily Pell
She was predeceased by a grandson Seth Garvey.
The family will receive friends on Sunday September 23, 2018 from 10 to 11 AM at the first Baptist Church of Moore Haven.
Celebration of Life services will be held Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Moore Haven, with Rev. Sherrill Tillery officiating, with a luncheon to follow.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dems Meet In Clewiston September 22

Hendry County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at the Harlem Community Center on 7th Street off Georgia Avenue in Clewiston on Saturday, September 22, at 9:00 a.m.  Coffee and pastry will be available, and everyone interested in the November 6 Midterm General Election is welcome.  

Local Democrats will be encouraging Hendry County voters to sign up for Vote By Mail as well as taking advantage of Early Voting, particularly the one Sunday in October set aside to accommodate those who prefer to vote after church, and last but not least Election Day voting.  The Hendry County Democratic Executive committee is now registered as a Third Party Voter Registration Organization and will be registering new voters after the meeting. 

Joe Thomas, chairman of the local Democratic party, says there is at least one vacant position in each of Hendry County's 10 voting precincts asks anyone willing to serve as a Precinct Captain to bring their Voter Registration Information Card with voter registration number and precinct number on it as both are required on the official form that must be submitted to the Florida Democratic Party and the Hendry County Elections Office. 

The October meeting of the Hendry County Democratic meeting will be scheduled for LaBelle in accordance with the long established practice of alternating meetings between the county's two cities. For information email or call (863)234-8890.

Free Paint At Hendry Recycling Centers

Free paint is available at the Hendry county recycling centers in LaBelle and Clewiston.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Port LaBelle Sewer Cleaning Ongoing

LABELLE, FL. -- Under a recent grant, the Port LaBelle Utility System is inspecting and cleaning all sewer lines in Port LaBelle in Hendry county including Unit 4 (Eucalyptus Village), Unit 5 (Laurel Oak Village), Country Walk, and the Port Labelle Villas in Glades county. All other Port LaBelle communities have septic tanks and do not have sewer lines.

National Water Main Cleaning Co. from New Jersey won the lowest bid to suck out sand and debris from the sewer mains which are about 10 feet underground, and make a video inspection of all the pipes to see if there is damage along the main line or ground water intrusion.

The company forces water into the 8 inch sewer lines between manholes at about 500 psi to scour the pipes and sucks the muck out into a giant tank on their truck, then sends a video camera through the pipes to see where ground water is leaking into the pipes.

Watching the operator today, it was noticed in the Laurel Oaks subdivision many breaks in the pipe where ground water was leaking in, as well as "watermarks" showing where sand and silt had been laying on about 25% of the bottom of the sewer pipes. (Right: photo of live video monitor)

Port LaBelle Utilities says several people have called complaining of water in their bathroom after the inspections. Supposedly the 500 psi water scouring the pipe built up pressure in the lateral lines serving the residences and shot water out of the toilet, in one case, hitting the bathroom ceiling.