Monday September 14, 2020


Some exciting football games around the lake Friday! The Okeechobee Brahmans came prepared to play as they upset the Moore Haven Terriers winning 32-6. The 1-0 Brahmans will be on the road this week in Fort Pierce to take on John Carroll Catholic on Sept. 18. The Clewiston Tigers took on the LaBelle Longhorns, under Friday night lights on Cane Field. Here’s what Coach Pete Walker said the boys worked hard for the 53-0 win against the Cowboys. The Tigers are on the road this week to play Wachula Hardee.

Florida Department of Health reported eight new coronavirus deaths Sunday, which marks one of the fewest daily increases in months, as the state reported 2,423 confirmed cases of the virus. Hendry County reported 2018 total cases since March and Glades County reported 475. Three students and seven staff members are currently reported to be under quarantine orders for Covid-19 exposure. https://www.hendry-schools.org/ shows one Central Elementary School Student positive for the virus and one positive staff member at Clewiston High School and LaBelle High School, respectively.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy died Saturday after battling COVID-19. Deputy Angela Chavers, 44, is at least the third PBSO deputy to die from the coronavirus. In April, deputy Jose Diaz-Ayala became the first deputy in Palm Beach County to pass away from the virus. He, like Chavers, also worked in corrections. Deputy Maurice Ford died on Aug. 28. Ford, who had been hospitalized since June, worked in the West Detention Center in Belle Glade and had been with the sheriff’s office since 2006.

A news source reports that on Sept. 9, the Glades County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle in Buckhead Ridge. Authorities say 19-year-old Stephon Philistin, and two juvenile accomplices were arrested and charged with loitering and prowling as well as possession of illicit narcotics. The GCSO reports residents have seen an increase in vehicle burglaries around the Lake Okeechobee area. Deputies are currently investigating several leads.

On Wednesday, September 16 Gator Boulevard at the South Central Florida Express (SCFE) Railroad crossing in Belle Glade will be closed for maintenance from, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic will be detoured to CR-880 via Duda and Sam Senter Roads.