Wednesday October 21, 2020

This year’s United Way Annual Kick Off is moving to a virtual platform to ensure the safety of all donors and volunteers. In addition, the virtual move is expected to enable more people to attend. The United Way 2020-2021 Campaign Kick Of event will be held Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. with a Pre-Show at 8:45 a.m. Community partners are hoping to share the amazing United Way story and how our community is rising to the challenge. All money raised in the United Way Campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has raised and distributed over $188 million since it was established in 1957.  For more information, please call United Way at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.UnitedWayLee.org.

The Urban League of Palm Beach County and its community partners including Anquan Boldin’s Q81 Foundation, have created a GET OUT TO VOTE INITIATIVE. They are providing bus rides to the polls from October 19th-November 3rd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily for low income communities in Western Palm Beach County. The ULPBC is looking for organizations and/or individuals to staff buses, polling sites, and pick-up and drop off locations in Belle Glade / Pahokee / South Bay. The initiative currently has 14 pick-up locations throughout Western Palm Beach County. Visit https://ulpbc.org/ride2vote/ for more information.

Pick-up locations:

   •     New South Bay Villas / 845 Palm Beach Lakes Rd./ South Bay

   •     South Bay Plaza / US Hwy. 27S.

   •     Quiet Waters Apts. / 306 SW 10th St.

   •     Covenant Villas / 600 Covenant Dr.

   •     Okeechobee Center (Belle Glade Housing Authority)

   •     Pioneer Park / 866 State Rd. 715

   •     Alabama Georgia Groceries

   •     Belle Glade Loading Ramp / 360 SW Sixth St.

   •     Winn- Dixie Plaza / 900 S. Main St.

   •     Osceola Center (Belle Glade Housing Authority)

   •     Hand Park / across from PBC Housing Authority

   •     MLK Park

   •     Padgett Island (Pahokee Housing Authority)

   •     Fremd Village (Pahokee Housing Authority)

On Friday October 16th during the early evening hours, crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to reports of a fire near Noah Court and NW 9th Street in Belle Glade. Responding firefighters reported a column of smoke from a distance and heavy flames from the front of the home. Firefighters entered the home and located the fire in a bedroom bringing it under control and extinguishing it.  Three adults were displaced by the fire. They will be assisted by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Moore Haven Terriers have not played a football game in over a month due to the COVID 19 outbreak after two players on the team testing positive. Well, the wait is over. Friday night the Terriers are back against Glades Day. We reached out to Terriers Head Coach Brent Burnside but he was not available for comment. The Terriers have three games left before opening up the playoffs against Neumann on November 13.