Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Glades Supplies Hurricane Victims With Tarps And More


MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- It has been over a year since Hurricane Irma hit SW Florida including rural Glades County. Rural counties have less employees and equipment, but always pull together and do what is necessary often leaving their own homes for their families to take care of their community.  

During Irma, Glades County experienced rural county employees and other agencies pulling together to help Glades County citizens, and doing what was needed to get the job done.  

Hurricane Michael has hit our rural North Florida communities very hard, and this time it is our fellow colleagues in the rural North Florida agriculture dependent areas that need help.  

South Florida UF/IFAS County Extension Offices were asked to help in the effort.  Glades County Extension 4-H Agent Tycee Prevatt contacted Angie Colegrove, Glades County Emergency Management Director, & Bob Jones, Glades County Public Safety Director, to see what we could do for our North Florida friends.  

Photo left to right:  Clay Sapp, Bob Jones, David Springman, Angie Colegrove, Tycee Prevatt & Bobby Sarazen

The three worked together on the supply list that could be shipped, Bob worked with Chief Deputy Duanne Pottorff & Detective Mike Pepitone for transportation of the supplies and an officer for transporting the goods, and Tycee worked on the logistics for the shipment of the supplies.  

Detective David Springman will be transporting the tarps, hand sanitizer & bug spray to a neighboring UF/IFAS Extension Office who will be taking the supplies the last leg of their journey, to be distributed to our fellow Floridians in North Florida who are working day in and day out to help others in their rural communities.

Sumitted by: Tycee Prevatt & Angie Colegrove

Low Income Floridians Pay 5X More In Taxes

LAKE MARY, FL - A new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and Florida Policy Institute finds that the lowest-income Floridians — those earning less than $18,700 — pay five and a half times as much in taxes as a share of their household income than the state’s wealthiest residents, or those earning upwards of $548,700.
The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, evaluates all major state and local taxes, including personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes and sales and other excise taxes.
ITEP points out that states like Florida with “low tax” reputations are, in fact, high tax states for low-income residents. Florida ranks 48th in the nation for state and local tax fairness, according to the analysis. The state has multiple regressive tax code features, including lack of a personal income tax — which helps to mitigate inequality — and a comparatively high reliance on sales taxes. 

Florida derives more than half of its tax revenue from sales and excise taxes, according to ITEP, which far exceeds the national average of 35 percent. These taxes cost the most for lower-income families, as these households spend a greater share of their incomes on purchasing the items and goods they need. As incomes increase, the share spent on everyday expenses decreases.
Florida’s upside-down tax system would be made worse, according to FPI, under Amendment 5. The measure would require a two-thirds vote of the state Legislature to raise state revenue, taxes and fees or eliminate tax breaks and loopholes, which would lock in current inequities.

Florida already ranks 50th for investments in public services.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Help For Hurricane Victims From Glades County

Glades County & JJ Taylor Distributing Helping Their Fellow Floridians

Glades County Public Safety in coordination with JJ Taylor Distributing out of Ft. Myers sent tarps, cases of hand sanitizer and bug spray to Panama City for Hurricane Michael survivors.   The Glades County Road Department helped Bobby Edwards of JJ Taylor Distributing load a tractor trailer full of tarps and the other supplies were loaded by the Glades County Fire Department & EMS October 15, 2018.    Mike Mitchem with JJ Taylor Distributing will be delivering the supplies to Panama City October 16, 2018.  Both Glades County and JJ Taylor were glad to be able to help our neighbors in the Panhandle.

      Jack Bayless & Jimmy Summeralls                      Bobby Edwards, Bobby Sarazen, James Williams


Efrian Herra, Clay Sapp & Bobby Sarazen                                         Bobby Edwards, JJ Taylor

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Obituary - Jesse Carl Arroyave

Jesse Carl Arroyave fell asleep in death on October 11, 2018. He was born on October 7, 1991 right here in his home town of LaBelle, Florida.
He has completed his education and graduated High School in 2010. He was a dedicated Husband and hard worker. A beloved son who will be missed deeply.
Jesse held a position that he was very proud of with Service Works a full service roofing contractor in Ft. Myers.
He is survived by his wife Mayra Valadez, his parents Augusto and Carla Arroyave, his brother Augusto Jr. and his wife Tabitha and their 2 boys Gabriel and Sabastian, his brother Pedro Jose and his wife Ashley, their children Jeremiah, Selena, Francheska, Mia and Pedro.
As well as beloved aunts, uncles and cousins; Alberto & Esther Betancort, Alberto Jr & Kerem Betancort, Amado & Mirna, their daughter Ruth and husband Johannon Casanova, Ruben & Irma Arroyave and Jael & Justin Yancey. Also a great family of friends who loved him very much and touched his life.
In a very warm way we as his parents know our son Jesse has touched the lives of many.
He was an outgoing person who had a strong love of family. He loved to BBQ at every opportunity, he enjoyed music. his cool cars, his Suzuki motorcycle and his snake Medusa.
The family will receive friends on Friday October 19th from 5 to 7 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home 560 E. Hickpochee Ave. Labelle. Funeral service will be at 7 PM with Brother Daniel Barker officiating.

Monday, October 15, 2018

SNAP Participants May Buy Hot Food Through October 31

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a temporary waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Florida to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018.

Acting Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many Florida residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result.

“In times of disaster, it’s critical for USDA to make it as easy as possible for people in need to make use of their benefits, so no one affected by this disaster goes hungry,” Lipps said. “Hurricane Michael caused historic damage and displaced thousands of Floridians. This waiver provides them with immediate help.”

Under normal circumstances, Lipps explained, hot foods cannot be purchased using SNAP benefits. Hot foods include items sold at authorized SNAP retailers that are hot at the point of sale. The waiver addresses the inability of those SNAP participants affected by the disaster to prepare food at home. SNAP authorized retailers may need 24-36 hours to be ready to accept SNAP benefits for hot foods due to programming changes that may be required at their stores.

Agencies Meet October 19

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition invites all faith-based organizations, volunteer and social agencies, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, business and individual volunteers who seek to address the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the individuals and families still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma to meet Friday, October 19th 2 pm.

This meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 331 W. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. For information contact: Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition: 239-433-7560,, 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935

Boeing Boeing At Theatre October 26

The Firehouse Community Theatre Presents Boeing Boeing
It’s the 1960’s and bachelor Bernard, has a flat in Paris and is engaged to three flight attendants from three different countries! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and the girls’ schedules get changed! Fasten your seat belts as Bernard, his grumbling maid Berta, and his friend Robert struggle to keep the ladies from learning the truth! 

Will they be able to keep up this charade, or will a disaster occur? 

See Boeing Boeing, a fast-paced hilarious play, at the Firehouse Community Theatre in LaBelle! The play is being directed by Michael Shough and will be presented on October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, 4. (Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm, Sunday shows are at 2pm)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jesse Arroyave Dead In Crash

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Joshua Ryan Picard, 28 of Lehigh Acres was traveling east on State Road 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) approximately one mile west of County Road 884 (Joel Boulevard) at 6:20 p.m. Thursday as his 2008 Chevy Impala ran off the roadway to the right before colliding with a culvert, overturning, and coming to final rest on its roof, facing south.

The driver was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and the passenger Jesse Carl Arroyave, 27 of LaBelle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Neither person was wearing a seat belt said the FHP.

Anybody having information about this crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol 239-344-1730 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS, to remain anonymous.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Free Medicare Counseling In Moore Haven Oct 24

Moore Haven, FL (October 10, 2018) – Did you know that Medicare health insurance and drug plans can make changes each year—revising things like cost, coverage, the prescriptions they include, and their list of in-network providers and pharmacies? Fortunately, just like the insurance providers, beneficiaries can also make changes to their Medicare coverage each year.  The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time to make adjustments to your plan to ensure that you have the best coverage to complement your health needs for 2019.

Medicare can be a daunting subject for most people, and the Open Enrollment Period only runs from Oct. 15, 2018, through Dec. 7, 2018. Fortunately, experts from the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) are available to provide free, unbiased, one-one-one counseling.  Medicare beneficiaries can lean on these valuable local experts for advice.

SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL). Specially-trained SHINE counselors help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand their health care options so they can make the best decisions for their individual needs.

SHINE will offer drop-in Medicare counseling in Moore Haven during the open enrollment period.  Drop-in counseling will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Hope Connections Moore Haven United Way House (200 Second St.). Counselors will be on site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beneficiaries are asked to bring their Medicare card and a list of prescription drugs with dosage.

The SHINE mission is to provide free and unbiased information about Medicare and Medicaid for beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. SHINE also educates beneficiaries to protect, detect, and report potential errors, fraud, and abuse with their Medicare coverage.

SHINE strongly encourages beneficiaries to be on the lookout for their Annual Notice of Change (ANOC), which they should have received from their plans before the end of September.  Reviewing their benefits and evaluating their health care options each year is vitally important for beneficiaries. Acting quickly can assure a smooth transition into the 2019 benefit year.

SHINE counseling is also available by appointment year-round. To receive help from SHINE, individuals may call to schedule appointments at designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or arrange to speak with a trained SHINE counselor at 1-866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, please visit

Jennifer Davis New County Manager

LABELLE, FL. -- On Tuesday, October 9, the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners selected Deputy County Administrator, Jennifer Davis, to fill the role of Interim County Administrator effective immediately.

The Board’s decision comes after the resignation of Hendry County Administrator, Charles Chapman, who has accepted the position for City Manager of the City of Naples, Florida.

Davis has served Hendry County for over 19 years in various roles including Chief Financial Officer and Budget Director for the Clerk of Court, Office of Management of Budget Director and Deputy County Administrator for the Board of County Commissioners.

The Board directed Davis to work with Chair Mitchell Wills to negotiate an employment contract which will be presented to the Board at the October 23 meeting.

Charles Chapman will remain available as an advisor to Hendry County until December 3, 2018.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Meet And Greet Candidates Saturday October 13


HENDRY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY is hosting a Meet & Support Your Democratic Candidates Rally & Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, on the Caloosahatchee at 4473 County Road 78, Fort Denaud, Florida 33935.

All Democratic Candidates appearing on our HENDRY COUNTY BALLOT have been invited.  

TICKETS are $30 each -- the proceeds will be used to cover event expenses and local GET OUT THE VOTE programs.  [This is not a donation for Income Tax purposes]


Obituaries - Hall, Escobedo-Martinez, Phillips, Henry, Walker

Marshia Norton Hall, age 89, of Clewiston, passed away October 3, 2018 in Clewiston.
She was born May 7, 1929 in Okeelanta, near South Bay, Florida to William and Mae Bell (Graham) Norton. Marshia married Rayford E Hall, on July 31, 1955; he preceded her in death on June 15, 2010. She was a telephone operator for many years. Marshia was a wonderful cook, enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle Glade. She was a loving mother, sister, wonderful grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She was attending Evangel Assembly of God along with her daughter, Missy Tarter.
Survivors include one son: Rayford "Bud" Hall, Jr of Clearwater, Florida and one daughter: Marshia "Missy" Tarter of Clewiston, Florida, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, brothers; Massey Norton and Seigler Norton.
Marshia was also preceded in death by her sisters; Lydia Mae Sheppard, Dorothy Norton Edens, Nettie Pearl Surrency, Janeice Norton Hathcock, Ida Norton Weston, Civility Marshall and brother Nathan Andrew Norton.
Celebration of Marshia's life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Corley officiating. Visitation at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, burial was next to her husband in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Maricela Escobedo- Martinez, age 60, of Clewiston, passed away October 7, 2018 in Clewiston.
She was born Nov. 17, 1957 in Mexico to the late Rogelio and Avengelina (Rodriguez) Escobedo.
Survivors include her husband: Ranulfo Martinez,
three sons: Margarito Martinez, Ramon Martinez and Ranulfo Martinez Jr.
and two daughters: Marissa Martinez and Iracema Martinez,
three brothers: Marco Antonio Escobedo, Miguel Angel Escobedo and Juan Jose Escobedo,
and two sisters: Alma Rosa Escobedo and Angelica Escobedo,
21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Father Marcial Garcia officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.
Leola Blondell Phillips, 90 of Clewiston, passed away October 6, 2018 in Clewiston.
She was born Dec. 13, 1927 in Compass Lake, FL, to the late John Buress and Rosa Estelle (Kirkland) Kent.
Survivors include four sons: James Phillips, Alan Phillips, Wade Phillips and Damon Mason,
two daughters: Mary Pridgen and Patricia Miller,
one sister: Syble Lamb
10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:30 am at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, with Pastors Raul Zaldivar and Roger Bradley officiating.
Interment will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Visitation will be Thursday from 11 to 1130AM at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, Clewiston, FL.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Helena Henry, age 52, of Clewiston, passed away October 3, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale.
She was born Feb. 11, 1966 in Talihina, OK, to the late MacArthur Henry and Henrietta (Osceola) Henry.
She is survived by her mother: Henrietta Osceola, two brothers: Joey Henry and Michael B. Henry, sister: Marla Wilson, nephew, Russell Wilson; nephew, Erik Wilson and significant other, Ron Carpitcher.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church-Big Cypress, Clewiston with Rev. Salaw Hummingbird officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 hour prior to service at First Baptist Church-Big Cypress. Interment is in Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Gloria Walker passed away at her home in LaBelle on October 3, 2018. She was born on January 4, 1949 the daughter of Milton and Aline Strickland.
She is survived by her husband, Rowland Walker, her children, Harry and his daughter Haley Walker, Jason and his wife Callie and their son, John Walker and her surviving brothers and sisters, Richard Strickland, Greg (Brenda) Strickland, Linda (John) Bateman, Louise (JW) Mullins, Loretha Durbin, Peggy (Steve) Whidden and Daphne (James) Krause.
Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in her name to Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers

Nightly Bridge Closing For Construction

LABELLE, FL. -- Please be advised that nightly lane closures are taking place on the State Road 29 (Bridge St) Bridge in Labelle, Florida from 8pm – 6am.

The one-way traffic on the bridge is being controlled by the traffic signals. Please adhere to all signs and signals when traveling through the construction project.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Fundraiser And Rally Scheduled For October 13

FORT DENAUD, FL. -- The Hendry County Democratic Party Rally/Fundraiser is set for Saturday, October 13, from 4 o'clock until sunset at 6:59 p.m. at 4473 County Road 78, LaBelle.  

All Democratic candidates who will appear on the Hendry County ballot for the November 6 midterm election have been invited.  Some are still attempting to arrange their schedules to be able to appear in person.  Others, including Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, have indicated they will have either a well-known and highly respected surrogate attend for them or may possibly have a special video message to be shown at the event or will make a real time telephone call during the event that all can hear.

The majority of the hors d'oeuvres as well as the special sangria for the event are being prepared by local Democratic volunteers rather than being purchased ready made from local sources.  The FGCU Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to play for two hours, and Scott Perry will have a 27 ft. sailboat available for mini-cruises on the Caloosahatchee at no charge; although, the crew will accept tips if offered.  Of course, all candidates attending will accept individual contributions to their campaigns subject to their already published guidelines.

Party chairman Joe Thomas says tickets are available at as well as from various precinct members in Clewiston, Felda, and LaBelle.  Some canvassers may also have tickets when they make contacts during the week.  Contact hendrydems@embarqmail.comor leave a message at (863)234-8890 to avoid having to pay a processing fee for ordering tickets online.  Tickets may be available at the door if any are still available. 

Thomas says directions to the event are available online but thinks the simplest directions are to use the Fort Denaud Road off State Road 80 either coming from the East or the West, cross the Fort Denaud Bridge, turn right and take the 3rd driveway on the right that will be well marked.  Valet parking will be provided at no extra charge.

Three Car Crash Leaves Driver Injured

LABELLE, FL. -- Ascencion Rodriguez, 32 in a Kia Optima and Yomayri Gomez, 32 in a Toyota Sequoia both of LaBelle were traveling north on SR-29 at Wilson Rd in Hendry county at 9:25 p.m. Saturday. Rodriguez was directly behind Rodriguez rear-ended the Toyota. As a result, it traveled into the grass shoulder
and struck a utility pole.

Rodriguez then crossed the centerline and struck a 3rd vehicle which was traveling south on SR-29. Rodriguez had one infant passenger, transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with a minor injury.

The Toyota had a total of 4 minor passengers. One of the minor passengers, a 11 month old infant, was ejected and transported to Tampa General currently listed in serious but stable condition.

Vehicle 3 had a total of 3 minor passengers and one adult passengers. One of the minor passengers in vehicle 3 was transported to Hendry Regional. Crash remains under investigation, charges pending.

The FHP says Rodriguez was alcohol impaired and not wearing a seat belt. He was seriously injured and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Jason Walker Dies In Early Morning Crash

Jason B. Walker, 48 of Alva was traveling west on State Road 78 (North River Road) east of Cemetery Road in Lee County at 1:50 a.m. Saturday morning when he lost control of a 2003 Ford F-150 and ran off the road onto the right grass shoulder.

He then over corrected to the left back onto the roadway and the truck then began to roll over onto its right side, colliding with a mailbox and continuing to roll over, before coming to final rest on its roof on the eastbound right shoulder facing south. He was ejected as a result of the rollover. The FHP says he was not wearing a seatbelt and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

At The LaBelle Kiwanis

LABELLE, FL. -- Guest Speakers at LaBelle Kiwanis Meeting on Tuesday 10/02 were Firehouse Theatre President Cindy Shough announcing the new 26th season of plays at the theatre (tickets on sale now) and Mike Shough, President for Arts of the Inland.

He encouraged everyone to visit the Barron Park Art Gallery and attend the food truck invasion event in October. Mike Shough will also be the emcee for the LaBelle Kiwanis Kids Day event on October 20th at Barron Park.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Obituaries - Berry, Teal, Garcia

Sandra S. Berry, age 70, of LaBelle, passed away September 30, 2018 in LaBelle.
She was born Feb. 23, 1948 in Campbell, MO, to the late Ernest D. Edwards and the late Grace M. (Crawley) Edwards.
She is survived by her loving daughter: Lisa Daniels (Ronnie); son: Sean Berry; three brothers: CW Edwards, Duane "Dude" Edwards and Tom Edwards, and one sister: Amy Edwards;
Grandchildren: Jordan Cecil (Ashley) and Logan Cecil; great grandchildren: Aiden Gallaugher, Mariella Rose Cecil, Ana Marie Rose Medina and Genevieve Odette Cecil. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rusty Dale Edwards.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Mable Hendry Teal, age 82, of Moore Haven, passed away September 28, 2018 in Oakbrook of LaBelle.
She was born January. 1, 1936 in Moore Haven, Florida, to Abe and Bertie (Whidden) Hendry. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt who will be missed by her entire family.
Mable leaves behind her son; Shane Teal and his wife Belinda of Moore Haven, grandchildren; Mellanie Anne Prindle Teal, Ethan James Teal, Logan Michael Teal, Joslyn Mae Teal, Brooke Elizabeth Teal, and Maddilyn Susan Teal, and a host of extended family and friends.
Mable was preceded in death by her sister Doris Akins, brothers; Benemy Williams, and Smiley Hendry.
Graveside celebration of Life service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Pavilion of Ortona Cemetery in Ortona. Pastor Charley Watts will officiate the celebration of Life. Burial will be in Ortona Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Roque Garcia, Jr, 79, of Clewiston, passed away September 30, 2018 in Clewiston.
He was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Texas
Survivors include one son: Roque Garcia
one daughter: Josephine Christian
14 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 5 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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Birthday Bash Goes Bad For Dylan Zacccagnini

FORT MYERS, FL. --   On October 2, 2018, at 6:00 am, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on Interstate Commerce Drive and Corporate Commerce Way. The crash involved a black Cadillac Deville, which had been driven off the roadway, became airborne and struck several trees. 

The driver of the Cadillac, Dylan Zaccagnini DOB 10/1/1991 of North Fort Myers, sustained minor injuries in the crash while the right front passenger, Jeremy Robert Campen DOB 9/14/79, sustained a serious injury. Both were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Zaccagnini was out celebrating his birthday, driving his Cadillac to his residence. Mr. Zaccagnini was determined to be impaired and placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence (.142 BAC) involving a serious injury to Mr. Campen. 

In addition, troopers discovered a bag inside the Cadillac containing 97 THC Cartridges inside imprinted boxes with the name “MaryJane Gelato Vape Cartridge THC 82%” and a silver digital scale.

As a result of the investigation, Mr. Zaccagnini was placed under arrest for the below mentioned criminal charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence – Serious Body Injury to Another (Felony)
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Sell (Felony)
  • Drug Equipment Possession – Scale (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance without Prescription – (Felony)
  • Probation Violation

Meet The Democratic Party Candidates October 13


HENDRY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY is hosting a Meet & Support Your Democratic Candidates Rally & Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, on the Caloosahatchee at 4473 County Road 78, Fort Denaud, Florida 33935.

All Democratic Candidates appearing on our HENDRY COUNTY BALLOT have been invited.  

TICKETS are $30 each -- the proceeds will be used to cover event expenses and local GET OUT THE VOTE programs.  [This is not a donation for Income Tax purposes]


Hendry Road And Bridge Repairs This Month

Below is a report on projects completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department from August 31, 2018– September 28, 2018.

Residents with questions, concerns or requests for action regarding roads, ditches or other Hendry County maintenance items, please call (863) 675-5222.

·         Townsend Canal Grade
·         Murray Road
·         Felda Mowing:
·         Pioneer
·         North LaBelle
·         Fort Denaud Acres
Ditch Maintenance:
·         North LaBelle Heights
Pothole patching:
·         Western Hendry County
·         A, B, C, E, F & G Roads
·         Harlem subdivision
·         Harlem Drainage Canal
·         Airglades Airport
·         County Road 835 right of way
·         Flaghole Road right of way
·         7K subdivision
·         Pioneer
·         Clipped shoulders on Sonora Ave
·         Clipped shoulders on Francisco Ave
Repaired/ reset signs:
·         Harlem
·         Ladeca Acres
·         Pioneer Plantation
Ditch Maintenance:
  • Cleaned ditches in Ladeca Acres
  • Miscellaneous work:
·         Removed trash from Old State Road 27 right of way
·         Removed dead trees from Georgia Ave right of way

·         Francisco Ave was milled and paved by Lynch Paving