Friday, December 14, 2018

'Buzzy' The Drone - Tip For New Drone Owners

Follow Buzzy the Drone!Getting a drone for the holidays? The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Buzzy the Drone” will help you learn the do’s and don'ts of being a responsible drone operator and flying your new purchase safely.
Too many times, we at the FAA hear sad stories about what happens when inexperienced flyers take their drone out for its first flight. Sometimes a nasty tree will jump right into your flight path. All too often, the drone gets scared and flies away if you let it out of your sight. And upset neighbors may knock on your door if you fly over their backyard while they’re outside.
Buzzy, a whimsical four-rotor drone, can help you avoid being “that guy or girl.” Buzzy uses simple but effective rhymes to convey important safety tips, such as:
“When Buzzy Goes Out for a Flight, the Number One Rule Is Keep Buzzy in Sight.”
You can follow Buzzy’s adventures on FAA social media such as TwitterInstagram and YouTube.
Buzzy’s messages are the latest in the FAA’s continuing efforts to make sure everyone follows the rules for safe drone operations. You can find details on the Agency’s extensive unmanned aircraft website.
Buzzy and all the other drones say “thanks” in advance for keeping them safe, sound, and above the ground!
The second Buzzy The Drone video on what altitude to fly (not above 400') is here.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Forrey Drive Repaving Completed And Road Opens

LABELLE, FL. -- Forrey Drive from State Road 80 to E. Cowboy Way is now open. 

Southern Striping Solutions, LLC, a Hendry County Road & Bridge contractor, along with its subcontractors, recently completed a roadway project on Forrey Drive which included milling and resurfacing of Forrey Drive from Sate Road 80 to E. Cowboy Way. 

This project began in early September 2018 and is now 99% complete. The contractor will return to finish miscellaneous sodding and final striping in the near future. 

The roadway may be shut down intermittently to accommodate various activities to reach final completion of the project. 

Motorists are asked to PLEASE TRAVEL WITH CAUTION through this area when workers are present. 

For the safety of the motorist and residents of Hendry County, we ask that all be mindful of the posted speed limit on the newly reconstructed roadway.

Hendry County is grateful for the support of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for fully funding the project; without this partnership, the project would have not been possible.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Animal Control Changes In Glades County

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Effective tomorrow December 13, 2018 at 8am Glades County Animal Control will no longer be under Public Safety but will be transferred to the Road Department located at 4883 E SR 78 Moore Haven.

To report any animal control issues including: lost dog/cat, animal surrender, paying a fine, dog/cat bite report, request a trap, ask about a previous complaint or any other animal control issues please call Nancy at 863-946-0771 or email

Please change all contact information for animal control to the above.

Obituaries - Margie Nichols, Elidia Cisnero, Martin Waldon

Margie S. Nichols, 94 of LaBelle, passed away December 9, 2018 in LaBelle.

She was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Burlington, NC, to the late Charlie Jackson and Bertie (Andrews) Straughn.

Survivors include one daughter: Dee Snow
3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Pending Memorial Service In North Carolina. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Elidia H. Cisnero, age 84, of LaBelle, passed away December 7, 2018 in LaBelle.

She was born July 7, 1934 in Alamo, TX, to the late Juan and Leocadia (Rubio) Herrera.

Her children include: Felix Gonzalez, Rudy Gonzalez, Sofia Gonzalez, Max Gonzalez- Predeceased, Solia Rodriguez, Pam Ramirez, Margarita Gallegos, Amelia Banda, Ramiro Gonzalez, Humberto Gonzalez, Robert Gonzalez, Alyce Rhodes, and Jose Gonzalez. Many Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great- Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 15th 2 PM at First Christian Church, LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Martin Keith Waldon, age 30, of Clewiston, passed away December 5, 2018 in Clewiston.

Keith was born May 25, 1988 in Pahokee, FL, to Martin Craig and Connie (Gilliam) Waldon. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandson and uncle who will be missed by everyone who loved him.

Keith leaves behind his son; Blake Waldon, parents; Connie Scott and her husband Gene, Craig Waldon and his wife Mona, brothers; Ryan Woodard, Aaron Waldon, paternal grandmother; Mavis Waldon, maternal grandfather; Carl Gilliam, nephews; Brody Klebba and Cutter Waldon.

Celebration of Keith's life was held at 12 noon, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Belle Glade Church of God, 301 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. E Belle Glade, Florida with Rev. David L. Ferrell officiating, where visitation was one hour before the service. Burial took place in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ronald Reese Killed In Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Edward William Cross, 66 of Hendry County was traveling north on SR-29 Monday as Ronald William Reese 54 of Hendry County on a 2006 Honda scooter, was coming to a stop northbound on SR-29 and CR-78 directly in front of Cross' 1997 Dodge pickup truck.

Cross failed to stop causing the front of the truck to collide with the rear of the scooter.

Cross came to a controlled stop on the east shoulder of SR-29. The scooter was pushed to
the east shoulder and Reese was knocked off the scooter and landed on the east shoulder.

Reese died from injuries from the crash.