Monday, November 11, 2019

Ethelene Howard Dies At 82

Ethelene Self Howard, age 82, of LaBelle, passed away November 6, 2019 in LaBelle. She was born on April 9, 1937 in Cullman, Alabama to the late Steven and Ezma Knight Self. She worked as the cafeteria manager for the Hendry County School District for many years. She married Robert W.  "Pee Wee" Howard, he preceded her in death on January 13, 2010.
Ethelene leaves behind her loving son; Steven Wesley Howard, daughter: Diane Shields and her husband Kenneth, grandchildren: Thomas L. Howard and his wife Jessica, Jessica Faith Howard Canaday and her husband Billy; R.B. Seth Howard, Stephanie Chavira and her husband Sergio, Jennifer White, great-grandchildren: Katlyn Canaday, Autumn Canaday, Lilly Canaday, Weston Howard, Macey Howard, Priscilla Vargas, Illiana Villa, Rubi Chavira, Rebecca Howard, Robert Howard, Olivia Howard, Callie White and one great-great grandchild, Aspen Sikes, two sisters; Nona Timmons and Glenda Wehrmann.
Ethelene was preceded in death by her son; Rooster Howard and grandson, Kash Howard.
 Celebration of Ethelene's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Steve Spence officiating, visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Two Motorcyclists Die In Crash Saturday

LABELLE, Fl. -- Motorcyclists Steve Nunes, Jr., 29 of Saginaw, TX and Fabio A. Ramos, 26 of Cape Coral, Fl were eastbound on Loblolly Bay Rd at Altman Lane in the Muse community of Glades county at 3:45 Saturday.

Nunes was ahead of Ramos when Nunes made an improper U-turn in the direct path of Ramos.

As a result, the front of Ramos' cycle impacted the left side of Nunes cycle.  After impact, Nunes cycle came to final rest within the westbound lane facing west.

Ramos' cycle came to final rest on the north shoulder along the tree line, facing west.

Both drivers were separated from the vehicles and Nunes came to final rest on the eastbound
lane facing south. Ramos came to final rest on the north shoulder facing south.

Both were killed in the accident. Nunes was not wearing a helmet although Ramos was according to the FHP. The crash is under investigation.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Concert Band Opens Season November 10

CAPE CORAL, FL. -- Strike up the band! The Lee County Community Band will begin its 134th season with a lively, fun-filled concert on November 10th at 3:00 pm at the Cape Coral High School Auditorium.

In keeping with tradition for the season’s first concert, Director Richard Bradstreet has selected a program featuring spirited and patriotic American music as well as music by American composers and a tribute to U.S. Military Veterans.

The program will include: energetic marches including “The Thunderer”; “Fiddle-Faddle” which features percussionist John Fenn; “Gershwin Classics”; “Vaudeville Spectacular” and “The Homefront”. The program will also include “The Light Eternal” which recounts the story of four WWII U.S. Army Chaplains who sacrificed their lives.

As always, the concert is free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. The band presents concerts each 2nd Sunday from November until April.

Pete Diamond - Panther Corridor Talk November 11

LABELLE, FL. -- Pete Diamond will present a program on FWC’s Gopher Tortoise, Panther Corridor in Ortona, and the Private Landowner Programs Monday night at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle at 7:00 pm on November 11, 2019. 

This free presentation will be hosted by local Hendry-Glades Audubon Society volunteers.

Pete is a Biological Scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Landowner Assistance Program covering Glades, Hendry, Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. Since starting with FWC in 2011 Pete has been providing technical assistance to private landowners in the form of natural community assessments, habitat mapping, plant identification, land management plans, and recommendations for improving habitat for wildlife. 

Pete also works closely with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement some of their Farm Bill conservation and land management programs. Pete is based out the NRCS’s North Fort Myers field office.

Please, consider bringing “Auction” items to be sold during the meeting. Proceeds will be used for the Hendry-Glades Audubon Purple Martin Nest Box Project for Bo Pelham Park in Clewiston. 

For information about Hendry-Glades Audubon Society trips, membership or activities contact Steve Buczynski stephenbuczynski@gmail.com or Margaret England hgaudubon@gmail.com 863-517-0202.



Thursday, November 07, 2019

Peggy Sue Murphy Dies At 73

Peggy Sue Murphy, age 73, of Clewiston, passed away November 6, 2019 in West Palm Beach.
She was born Sep. 23, 1946 in Clewiston, FL, to the late William A and Susie Mae (Bryant) Murphy.
She was a Member of Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston.
She was preceded in death by her parents Susie Mae and William Murphy; three sisters Margie Whitney Beavers, Johnnie M. McDonald, and Rosie Burnsed; two brothers William A. Whitney, and Norman H. Whitney.
Survivors include one son: Jerry Arthur Murphy of Rochester, NY
four brothers: William Truman Murphy of Haines City, FL, Henry Alexander Whitney of Clewiston, FL and George L. Whitney of Interlachen, FL, and Richard A. Murphy of Bradenton, FL.
two sisters: Willene Kelley Brandt of Clewiston, FL and Alice Faye Brandenburg of Clewiston, FL,
Many Nieces & Nephews
Visitation will be on Monday November 11, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home 438 E. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Pastor Tina Kelley officiating.
Interment will be Monday, November 11, 2019 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.