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U.S. Sugar is looking to make this Halloween a happy one for Glades kids. The company announced this week that it’s teaming up with the cities of Moore Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston, Belle Glade, and Indiantown as well as local sheriffs’ departments to safely distribute sweet treats to area children.
“The sweetest time of year is upon us, and the people of U.S. Sugar are happy to be doing our part to help provide Glades-area children with a safe place to get sweet treats,” said U.S. Sugar Community Relations Manager Brannan Thomas. “We appreciate our community partners for helping us to get the word and the candy out this Halloween.” Candy will be available to all children who show up to one of seven events it has planned in the region. “Allowing families to safely receive candy in our communities on Halloween is a priority here in Moore Haven,” said Glades County Sheriff David Hardin. “We appreciate the support of U.S. Sugar to help bring together families in our community.” U.S. Sugar is encouraging families who swing by follow all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, such as maintaining 6-feet of distance from other groups and wearing face masks. When possible, the company and its partners will be distributing candy to vehicles as they drive through event locations. All events will be held on Oct. 31. A listing is below. More information is available on U.S. Sugar’s Facebook page.
— Village of Indiantown
No Tricks, Just Treats Drive-By: 3 p.m. — 5 p.m.
The Village Hall
15516 SW Osceola St.
— City of Belle Glade
Octoberfest: 4 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Louis Butts Park
1224 SW Ave. E Place
Food, Music, Haunted House, Candy & Costume Contest. Face coverings required. Children must be accompanied by an adult
— City of Clewiston
Mobile Trick or Treat: 5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
John Boy Auditorium
1200 S WC Owen Ave.
Collect Halloween candy from the safety of your car
Third Annual Trunk or Treat: 5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
LaBelle VFW 10100
20 Veterans Way (Next to the Rodeo Grounds)
Free hot dogs, juice and chips for the kids
Caloosa Baptist Church Trunk or Treat: 5 p.m.
Caloosa Baptist Church
550 W. Hickpooche Ave.
Hometown Trunk or Treat: 4 p.m. — 6 p.m.
Davis Prati Park
1287 Lillian St.
— Moore Haven
First United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat: 5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
300 Avenue L
Kids vote for the best decorated trunk.
Police have identified the 22-year-old man killed in a shooting Tuesday night. Dewayne J. Williams, who lived in the Belle Glade area, was shot on Seventh Street, near Sapodilla Avenue, just before 6 p.m. West Palm Beach police were alerted to the shooting by the ShotSpotter system. The fatal shooting of Williams is one of 66 confirmed homicides in Palm Beach County this year, according to a Palm Beach Post online database. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).
The US has broken a record for new COVID infections. There have been 87,164 Covid-19 cases reported in the United States as of Thursday night, according to Johns Hopkins University, by far the most new cases in a single day since the pandemic began. Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 4,198 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 794,624. Also, 77 resident deaths were announced, bringing the resident death toll to 16,648. Hendry County has reached 2,223 cases and 1 new death. Glades County reported 606 total cases and now, 6 deaths. Remember to stay safe by adhering to all CDC guidelines including social distancing, washing your hands and wearing a mask.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Charles Jackson. Jackson is now residing at 506 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. A, Pahokee.
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Stanley Rodriguez. His last known address is NW Avenue F, Belle Glade. He is wanted for violation of probation on an AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON charge, and FAILURE TO APPEAR on DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Stanley Rodriguez contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.
A vehicle accident in Okeechobee has claimed the life of one of the city’s own. A Bicycle Ryder and an SUV were both traveling eastbound on US-441 and SE 50th Ave in Okeechobee. The driver of the Bicycle lost control and struck Vehicle-2 in the front fender causing him to fall into the roadway. He was transported to Raulerson Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. This case is still pending investigation.