Monday October 18, 2021

For the first time this season, the Clewiston Tigers took a loss, breaking their 3-game winning street Friday night on the road. Head Coach Pete Walker says, he thinks Cardinal Newman gave the Tigers a good run, after they fell 19-14. He says the boys and the coaches, have some work to do. This week the Tigers will be at home against the Pahokee Blue Devils. The  Pahokee varsity team won their home non-conference game against Lake Worth by a score of 54-0; the Blue Devils are now 5-1. Coach Walker says Tiger Fans showed up on the road Friday night, and he’s hoping they will pack Cane Field this week. The Tigers are now 4-1 on the season.

In accordance with Chapter 775 of the Florida Statutes, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Nicholas Fiallo. He is now residing at 512 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. B, Pahokee.

In recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and public safety partners across the state, are joining forces this October, to remind drivers and pedestrians that staying safe on Florida’s roadways is a shared responsibility. The agencies will be sharing tips and educational information throughout the month to help keep motorists and pedestrians safe. According to a press release, in 2020 alone, there were 8,107 crashes involving a pedestrian in Florida, resulting in 712 fatalities; that’s 21% of all traffic fatalities. For more information on Pedestrian Safety Month, including safety tips for pedestrians and motorists, visit FLHSMV’s Pedestrian Safety webpage.

An unidentified person died after a car crashed into a canal along County Road 880 on Friday night, as reported by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to reports of a car in a canal at 6:18 p.m. Teri Barbera, spokesperson for PBSO, said the car crashed into the water but did not go under, and the person did not survive. No other details have been made public.

In another fatal wreck, this time in Hendry County, an unidentified person died in fiery single-vehicle crash Friday at 12:30 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol reports, the vehicle was traveling south on County Road 835 in Hendry County, at the intersection of Rogers Road. The report says the driver missed a curve to the right, traveled off the roadway, and hit a stop sign and canal, before it became engulfed in flames. Positive identification for the driver is pending.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5.8 million in Grant Funds to Collier County Public Schools, to open iTECH Glades Technical College in Moore Haven. The new campus in Moore Haven will serve an area that does not have any post-secondary training programs within 30 miles. The $5.8 million award will cover five years of startup costs for the technical college and will allow the campus to offer 12 career training programs. Workforce training will be offered in HVAC, diesel systems, accounting, nursing, welding and healthcare, and will be available to residents in Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee and Collier counties.  The Governors Office provided the following track record for iTECH:

  • 84% of iTECH students earn a high-demand industry-recognized credential;
  • 95% of iTECH students graduate with minimal student debt; and
  • Overall, the school has an 84% job placement rate.

iTECH Glades anticipates an annual enrollment of 250 students, with an estimated 90% completion rate. Of the 12 pathways offered at iTECH Glades, nine can be completed in a year or less.

In community news, Trunk or Treat will be held at Sweetest Town Playground in Clewiston on Saturday October 30 from 6 p.m. to 830 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact the Clewiston Police Departments non-emergency number for vendor or food truck information.

But first, the scary cute Howl-o-Ween celebration is going down in Barron Park this Saturday October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will have a pet costume contest, a parade and the 2nd annual Downtown Doxie Dash. Howl-O-Ween is four-legged-friend friendly! This Saturday October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Barron Park for this year Howl-O-Ween event!