Friday, June 14, 2019

Obituaries - Margaret Reese, Homero Olivarez

Margaret D Reese, age 80, of Clewiston, passed away June 8, 2019 in West Palm Beach.
She was born Oct. 7, 1938 in Wheeler County, GA, to the late Easel and the late Emily White.
Survivors include her husband: JB Reese, four sons: Ricky Reese, Jerry Reese, Richard Reese and Travis Reese, and one daughter: Tracey Grass, four brothers, two sisters, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
A graveside service were held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Homero Olivarez, Sr, age 82, of LaBelle, passed away June 12, 2019 in LaBelle.
He was born Oct. 14, 1936 in Kingsville, TX, to the late Federico and Pilar (Ortegon) Olivarez.
He was a Supervisor at the Duda Packing House. He was an avid fisherman and loved Roosters and the Casino.
Survivors include his wife: Dalia (Benavidez) Olivarez
one son: Homero Jr.
six daughters: Maria Alicia, Pilar, Anna, Rosario, Dalia and Trinidad,
two brothers: Freddie Olivarez and Jose Prado
one sister: Rosa Maria Wayne
Many Grandchildren, Great- Grandchildren,
Visitation will be on Monday June 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home 560 E. Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home.
Interment will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Two Injured In Hendry Crash

A 1998 white Freightliner CMV hauling an empty trailer was traveling south on US-27 in the outside lane approaching the intersection of Farm Drake Road Thursday in Hendry County.

A 2019 silver Kia SUV was traveling south on US-27 in the inside lane approaching the intersection of Farm Drake Road.

The truck veered left taking up both southbound lanes of US-27 as the driver of the Kia, Bruce Newton of Bartow steered right to avoid colliding with the Freightliner. The truck made an abrupt right turn onto Farm Drake Road directly in front of the Kia. As a result, the front of the Kia collided with the rear of the trailer being hauled by the truck.

After the collision, the Kia came to a final rest in the inside lane of US-27 with the front facing west.

The truck came to a controlled stop in the dirt entrance to Farm Drake Road with the front facing south. It's driver Naud Margarito of Belle Glade had no reported injuries. Newton was transported by
ground to Hendry County Regional Hospital and was later airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital, to
be treated for incapacitating injuries.

Passenger Linda Newton was airlifted from the scene to Lee Memorial Hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.

Democratic Party Meets June 24

LABELLE, FL. -- The HENDRY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will hold a dinner meeting at LaBelle's Beef O'Brady's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24

. The meeting is open to the public, but only Democrats registered to vote in Hendry County may participate in the discussion. Others may participate in the discussion if they register prior to the start of the meeting. Only precinct committee members and Democratic office holders in and from Hendry County may vote on matters coming up at the meeting.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Terrance Thomas Arrested In Jamal Hubert Murder

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Earlier today, June 12, 2019, 30 yr old Terrance Demetrius Thomas of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert.

He is being held in $100,000.00 bond.

Hendry County Investigators are continuing to look into information they are receiving.

If you have information in the case of Jamal Hubert please call Hendry County Investigators at 863-674-5600 or you can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477) and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Lake Trafford Aquatic Restoration Completed

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently completed an aquatic habitat restoration project on Lake Trafford in Collier County. Biologists transplanted hundreds of native aquatic plants in an effort to help restore this popular shallow-water bass and crappie fishing lake.

The project’s goal is to enhance the biodiversity of the native plant community in the lake's shallow-water marshes as part of ongoing restoration and habitat enhancement activities aimed at restoring the lake.

FWC biologists planted a native submerged plant, known as eel-grass, along the lake's northern shoreline. The eel-grass will be protected by well-marked metal cages that will prevent it from being eaten during its first year of growth. Once it is established, the eel-grass will provide a food source and protective habitat for a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, wading birds, turtles, larger species of fish and apple snails.

These plants also will enhance the chances that anglers will be able to catch largemouth bass, crappie and panfish on Lake Trafford.

Lake Trafford is listed as one of the FWC’s “Top Spots” to fish for crappie. For general waterbody information, fishing forecasts, virtual tours, plant control operation schedules and annual workplans, boat ramp information, and more, visit the “What’s Happening on My Lake” website