Friday September 17, 2021

Hurricane season is very much active, beginning back in June and continuing through the end of November. With September being Hurricane Preparedness Month, we thought it important to remind our listeners about the importance of having a plan. Richard Lehmkuhl, director of emergency management for Hendry County says, after all, we are right in the middle of peak season. September is Hurricane Preparedness Month, and emergency management officials are urging residents to get their hurricane kits in order. During preparedness month, take the time to stock your disaster supply kit with at least 7 days of supplies, including pet supplies, nonperishable food and batteries. Find out more at floridadisaster.org/kit, and follow Hendry County Emergency Management on Facebook.

In accordance with Chapter 775 the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, 44-year-old Jose Aneiro who is now residing at 103 Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee.

Stephanie Busin, chairperson for the Hendry County School Board, has posted some information to provide clarification about Governor DeSantis’ recent announcement, that the 2021-22 school year will be the last year of the FSA. Here are some facts she provided: The 2021-22 school year will be the last year that the FSA will be given. This does not appear to apply to the end of course exams for the 5th and 8th grade science assessment. The FSA will be replaced with progress monitoring tests, that will be administered three times a year. Current district-wide progress monitoring, will be replaced with the newly created state-wide progress monitoring. While the FSA is going away, the A-F grading scale and other elements of the state’s accountability system are staying. Because the accountability system is largely staying in place, progress monitoring tests will have to be standardized statewide. For more information on how progress monitoring works, visit www.fldoe.org/fast/.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Steven Dowling. His last known address is Pelican Lake Dr., Pahokee. He is wanted for violation of probation on the following charges: ORGANIZED SCHEME TO DEFRAUD 2) GRAND THEFT AND 3) UTTERING FORGED BILLS. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Steven Dowling, contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards. The awards recognize individuals and an organization, for their contributions, in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment. There are five award categories: Individual, Organization, PBSC Student, PBSC Alumni and PBSC Faculty or Staff. Nomination packets must be emailed, postmarked or faxed by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Details about the awards, submission guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.palmbeachstate.edu/mlk. For more information, send an email to MLKBreakfastCelebration@palmbeachstate.edu or call 561-207-5707.

The Florida Department of Health will offer the mobile vaccination unit in LaBelle and Clewiston. The community will have the opportunity to receive FREE Pfizer Vaccine for ages 12 and older. Parents who want their kids vaccinated must be with the child and sign a consent form. Walk-ins will be accepted and no appointment is required. No booster doses will be available at this event. FREE – Food Voucher, hygiene kit, rain suit and socks to all individuals vaccinated.  The event will take place this Saturday, September 18th at the Health Department in LaBelle from 8 to 11:30, and in Clewiston from 1:30 to 5.

The City of Clewiston will be having a Fall Festival on October 16, at the Sugar Festival Field, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Activities will include kids costume contest, pet costume contest, and music. Mark your calendars for October 16 from 2 to 6 for the City of Clewiston’s Fall Festival.