Thursday, March 10, 2022

CHS Track and Field

Congratulations to Clewiston High School Track and Field earned 1st place at the Burger King Invitational Track and Field Meet. Head Tiger Coach Kyree Marshall is quoted by Clewiston High School Athletics saying, “We did a great job competing tonight and now, we have to work even harder in preparation to defend Muck City’s Fastest!” The Tigers took and impressive lead over Royal Palm Beach with 158 securing the top spot. Royal Palm Beach took 2nd with 115 points, and Pahokee High rounded out the top three with 92 points. Congratulations to the Tiger Track and Field Team and as always, go Tigers.

Free Meals For the Elderly

Hope Healthcare provides programs that are dedicated to providing comfort and compassion to those who are in need. The organization provides support to children and families who are coping with grief or serious illness. Fortunately, these services are available locally. In addition to support programs, daily hot lunches are provided at the local Hope Café to people 60 and older. The cafe offers free daily activities, discussion groups, and BINGO- plus presentations from experts, on topics such as accident prevention and healthy aging. According to Hope Healthcare, the Café is dedicated to helping older adults receive a healthy meal and live with dignity and independence. There’s a Hope Café beside the John Boy Auditorium in the Senior Center in Clewiston, at the Nobles Senior Center in Labelle, and in Moore Haven at 200 Second Street. The hours of operation are 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Local Man Wins in State Book Competition

The Florida Book Awards, the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards programs, honors local resident Brandon T. Jett, Jett is a resident of LaBelle and a professor of History at Florida Southwestern College. He was recently recognized for a book he wrote called Race, Crime and Policing in the Jim Crow South, a book about African Americans and Law Enforcement in Birmingham, Memphis and New Orleans from 1920-1945. For his outstanding work in the General Nonfiction category, Jett was honored with the Silver Award. The winning authors from across the state will be honored at the awards banquet on April 7 at Parkview at Cascades in Tallahassee. Contact floridabookawards@gmail.com for tickets. The public is invited to attend.

City Manager Criticized for Missing MLK Events

The Pahokee city Centennial schedule is set. The city will celebrate with gala to be held March 12th at Eddie Lee Rose Gym at 7 pm.  The Centennial day set for March 26th at the marina will have a fishing clinic, car show and other entertainment. Amid the celebrations happening within the town, City Manager Greg Thompson took criticism for not attending Martin Luther King Junior events. Thompson said, he participated in the planning, behind the scenes. But on the day of the event, he had COVID, and did not want to risk infecting others. The city will continue celebrating its centennial celebrations, through the month of June.