Friday August 12, 2022

HENDRY COUNTY WASTE MANAGEMENT AMNESTY WEEK

Hendry County Waste Management in conjunction with the City of Labelle and the City of Clewiston, will be hosting a week-long Amnesty for Hendry County Residents” august 15- August 20

Residents will be asked to provide a valid drivers license to ensure they reside in Hendry County.  No commercial waste accepted.  And you are restricted to two load, or two tons.

Here are Some examples and restrictions of the Accepted waste:

If you have Yard waste: make sure No single branch or limb are larger then 4ft long and 4in in diameter

Bring your Construction Debris: like left over lumber, shingles, drywall, glass, tiles, wire, ect.

White Goods: such as old  Washer, stoves, water heaters

Furniture: you are allowed to drop off old sofas, mattresses, chairs

Tires: must be without rims limited to up to 4 tires

Clewiston Transfer station is located at 1350 Olympia ave they are open m-f 7a-4p and sat 7a-12n

Labelle transfer station located at 1280 Forestry division rd M-F 7a-4p Sat 7a-12n

Please call special districts for any questions at 863-675-5252

PUPPY FROM STOLEN FOR PET STORE IN LAKE WORTH FOUND IN CLEWISTON

A high-priced puppy stolen last month from a Palm Beach County pet store has been recovered.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s said Thursday that the black and white Pekingese-Maltese mix — taken from Wet Kisses Pet Company on July 23 — was recovered in Clewiston.

However, the person who took the puppy has not been located, according to the sheriff’s office.

Surveillance images showed a woman wearing a face mask, white baseball hat, light purple sweatshirt and black pants taking the puppy from a viewing pen at the store.

Investigators said the pet store received an anonymous tip of the puppy’s whereabouts,

With the assistance of the Clewiston Police Department and their Animal Care & Control, the sheriff’s office said the puppy was found and brought home safely to Wet Kisses Pet Company on Thursday morning.

Anyone that can identify the puppy thief is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

HENDRY COUNT VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER TO COMPETE FOR THE TITLE OF MISS VETERAN AMERICAN

Congratulations to Myra Johnson, Hendry County Veterans Services officer, she is a candidate for the Miss Veteran American title for 2022. 

Johnson said her goal is to help veterans who are homeless including women. 

She said thankfully there are not a lot of homeless women veterans in the region. 

“We are bringing awareness to the American people that the number of homeless women is on the rise.  They have immediate needs with housing and services.” Said Johnson

She went on to say that women veterans still have goals that are achievable.  The 2022 Ms. Veteran America competition is October 30, 2022, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando Florida.