Wednesday April 28th 2020 News

As of April 27, 3 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 68. The latest confirmed cases are 3 Clewiston women ages 84, 79 and 27. 55 of the individuals who have tested positive in Hendry County are currently under isolation. 11 individuals have recovered and been cleared by the Florida Department of Health and are no longer required to be under isolation. Our county as lost 2 people to the virus. Hendry County officials strongly urge residents to continue following the guidance provided by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health along with the Governor’s Safer-At-Home order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Crimestoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Taca Oliver. Her last know address is Booker Place in Pahokee. She is wanted for possession of cocaine with intent to sell. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Taca Oliver, contact Crimestopperspbc.com

Assistant Chief of Police for Clewiston Police Department Marci V says that her agency has been taking every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of the staff and the citizens. To that end, the department has come up with a new way that people may file a police report for NON emergency reporting. People can now submit and file a police report from the comfort of their home via the Clewiston Police Department’s Online Citizen Self Reporting service, https://citizenreport.clewistonflpolice.com . There’s a link on the City of Clewiston’s webpage, and CPDs webpage and social media platforms. Contact CPDs non-emergency line with questions.

Independent We Stand, announces LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation as a quarterfinalist in the America’s Main Streets” contest. Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place. Independent We Stand invites the public to take action and play a role in the survival of Main Streets by voting online for their favorite quarterfinalist and moving a deserving Main Street one step closer to the cash grand prize of $25,000. LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation was founded in 2014 by a small group of dedicated volunteers that shared an interest in improving the appearance and economic stability of historic Downtown LaBelle. The top 10 semifinalists will be announced May 25. You can vote now at MainStreetContest.com.

Hendry Regional Medical Center has a new way for you get the care you need and still be safe! Electa Wadell, Public Information Officer for Hendry Regional has more. Wadell says The James D. Forbes Family Care Center in Clewiston and the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center in LaBelle are accepting patients now for TeleVisits. Patients can call either clinic to secure an appointment.