Monday, May 23, 2022

City of Pahokee

The State Senate and the Palm Beach County Commission honored the City of Pahokee on it’s centennial anniversary.  County Commissioner Melissa McKinley says there is a lot to be proud of in Pahokee. Senator Gayle Harrell spoke about Pahokee’s history in farming and fishing. The Pahokee planning board this week was expected to approve a 60 unit apartment complex, Everglades Commons, at the former high school property. 

Hendry Wrestler Breaks Record

Hendry County Wrestler Janet Gomez has made some major strides, making space for her name in the history books. Janet placed in the top of her class Freshman, Sophmore and Junior year. But this year, her senior year, this year was special. Gomez says it all started her freshman year when her brother said she wouldn’t last through a single practice. She went on to be the first lady wrestler to place at state for Hendry County. Janet says she wants to be successful and give back to her parents. But not before she finds a good college for wrestling. Special thanks to Coach Craig Kelsey for helping with this story.

Roadwork in Hendry County

For the next five days, Hendry County’s contractor, will be doing roadwork at various locations throughout Hendry County. The schedule for roads to be worked on is as follows:

  • 5/23/2022:       Forrey Drive & Helms Road intersection, Calder Court
  • 5/24/2022:       Cedarwood Parkway, SE Raintree Boulevard & Cowboy Way                                 intersection, Kent Court, NW Raintree Boulevard
  • 5/25/2022:       Pratt Boulevard
  • 5/26/2022:       Apache Avenue, Howard Road, Kirby Thompson Road
  • 5/27/2022:       Central Street

There could be roadblocks, lane closures and or delays in the area so, please allow extra time to reach your destination all week long. Today through Friday, they’ll be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. The Hendry County Engineering Department will notify of any changes. The work includes milling, paving, and installation of striping and pavement marking services. The speed limit will be reduced through the project area. Operations will occur throughout the week beginning on Monday (05/23/22) to Friday (05/27/22), 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.