Friday, February 11, 2022

The Price of Fuel Continues to Rise, Local

Gasoline prices jumped another 12 cents last week, rising a total of 24 cents in two weeks. Sunday’s state average of $3.47 per gallon is the most expensive daily average price since July 2014. Last Friday, the U.S. price for crude oil settled above $90 a barrel for the first time since October 2014. Friday’s settlement of $92.1 per barrel is $5.49 per barrel more than the week before and $7.66 per barrel more than last year’s high, according to AAA data. So far this year, gas prices have risen 27 cents, which means pump prices may rise another 13 cents before fully adjusting to the latest oil price hike. Hendry County has one of the most expensive markets in our local area for gas, at an average of $3.50.

Hendry County Traffic Report

The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners reports, the traffic signal at the intersection of State Road (SR) 29 and Helms Road is now operational.  Still, motorists need to use extra caution when traveling through the intersection until motorists become use to the traffic signal working now.  The County wants drivers and pedestrians to be alert to their surroundings, to avoid collision with motorists who fail to obey the traffic signal. Residents or motorists with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.

Palm Beach County Fugitive

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Marquez Edwards. His last known address is Jimmie Lou Ct., South Bay. The Sheriff’s office says Marquez is a student, but did not specify at which institution.  He is wanted for failure to appear on charges of Delinquent In Possession Of A Firearm, Weapon Or Ammunition; Unlicensed Carrying A Concealed Firearm; And Resisting Officer Without Violence. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Marquez Edwards, contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.

Clewiston Museum Luncheon

The Clewiston Museum is having their annual BBQ steak dinner on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The dinner will be in drive-through format from noon – 1:30 pm. The pickup line will start at the entrance to the museum parking lot on 109 Central Avenue, and then exit out through the rear. Tickets are $100 for two steak dinners! The tickets are on sale now and are available from any board member, in person at the museum, online at, or by calling 863-983-2870.