Monday March 8, 2021

According to the Florida Statutes, the state wants to protect the public from sexual predators and protect children from predatory sexual activity. Our legislature has determined that it is necessary to require sexual predators to register, and for the public to be notified of their place of residence. In accordance with Chapter 775 of The Florida Sexual Predators Act, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Daniel Crespo, who is now residing at 511 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. B, Pahokee.

The barn owl population is growing faster than ever in the Everglades Agriculture Area, and some see it as a good thing. Growers, who prefer the natural pest control as opposed to chemical options, encourage barn owls to breed and hunt on their farms, by providing them nesting places. Reducing the need for chemicals and pesticides is also beneficial to other wildlife, that would be at risk for poisoning. While sugarcane, rice and vegetable growers in the EAA participate in the project and reap the benefits of barn owls as a natural form of rodent control, there are other beneficiaries, like the South Florida Water Management District.  According to a report, they benefit by having less rodents chewing through electrical wires on equipment. For more information visit, ifas.ufl.edu.  

A medical society of black doctors is hosting a free rapid COVID-19 testing event in Belle Glade. The event, hosted by the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, is this Saturday, March13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 232 South Main Street. One doctor from the group admits that, even with three COVID-19 vaccines, it’s still important to get tested. The tests are by appointment only. All you have to do is fill out a registration form.

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, there have been 1,944,995 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. There were 31,683 Florida resident deaths reported, according to the Florida Department of Health. On Sunday, there were 4,098 new cases reported, and 63 new resident deaths. Glades County reported 907 total cases and 16 deaths. Hendry County reported 4,346 total cases and 75 deaths. Click HERE* for a COVID-19 case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.

The Glades County Health Department in Moore Haven will take WALK-INS and those with an appointment for the Moderna Vaccine today starting at 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or until the supply runs out. The address is 1021 Healthpark Drive, Moore Haven. At this site, vaccine administration is limited to Long-term care facility residents and staff; Persons 65 years of age and older; Health care personnel with direct patient contact; K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older; Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and Firefighters 50 years of age and older. No pets are allowed and proper identification is required.