Thursday January 28, 2021

A group of livestock were taken into custody on Tuesday by Hendry County Agricultural Deputies near 1080 Case Road in LaBelle. The cows are a combination of Black Angus, Red Heifers and other breeds. The deputies noted that 2 of the cows have injured right hind legs and none of them were branded or tagged. If you believe one or more of these cows may belong to you, call the sheriff’s office and ask to speak with an Agricultural Deputy. You can also reach out directly to Agricultural Deputy Brianna Davis at 863-673-2066. If they have not been claimed by their owners within 3 days, the livestock may become the property of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Murphy of our sister station WOKC in Okeechobee reports, Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinley attended the joint Glades and Hendry County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. McKinlay said her county objects to the governor giving most of the COVID vaccine to Publix Stores, noting, there is no Publix between Loxahatchee and Lehigh Acres. That leaves the Glades area, and others, without a vaccine supply source. Hendry and Glades County Commissioners are also scrambling for answers and supplies. Hendry County Commissioner Mitchell Wills says, answers, much like the vaccine supply, are hard to find. Local officials all around the lake agree; that Rural counties are not getting their fair share. Glades County Commission Chairman Tim Stanley weighed in as well. The online booking system will reopen at 6 A.M. Friday. Even seniors who successfully got an appointment, still say the system is flawed. Publix will schedule vaccine appointments only through its website:

www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida

The Clewiston Cougars Administrative staff met last night to select coaches for 5 divisions including, Flag, 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under. WAFC sends congratulations to Jay Similien, Cougars Flag Football Head Coach, Charles Felton Jr., Head Coach for the 8U squad, David Atkinson, will lead the 10U boys, James Mills will head up 12U, Marcus Sanders will lead the 14U team this season. Special thanks to the Executive Board Members and volunteers. Athletic Director of the Cougars Organization Jackie Garrett says the Cougars had the best season ever last year, playing teams from New Jersey and Louisiana. This summer, the boys will be at schools like FIU, FAU and UM. The purpose being to show them that there’s more than just small-town football. Garrett says, we also have to instill big time education. Congratulations Cougar head coaches, gearing up for their 2021 season.

At about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, a white van driven by a 22-year-old Cutley man, was traveling southeast on CR-74 in Glades County. A second vehicle, a truck tractor driver from Hialeah was traveling northwest on CR-74. The 22-year-old driver of the van fell asleep at the wheel, causing his van to sideswipe the other vehicle, overturning himself, several times. He remains in serious condition according to FHP. The driver of vehicle 2 suffered no injuries.