Tuesday June 7, 2022

2022 MUCK HALL OF FAME

The 2022 Inaugural Muck Hall of Fame took place Sunday night at the Palm Beach State College in the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.

The event showcased what our community has raised, what the individuals have accomplished, and how we’re honoring and recognizing them for their successes. Seven Glades-area residents were inducted into the Hall while their family, friends and the community looked in proudly. The notable include:

– Rickey Jackson, NFL Hall of Famer

– Santonio Holmes, NFL Super Bowl MVP

– Jessie Hester, NFL

– Jimmie Spencer, NFL

– Milton Watson, Coach

– Jerry Seymoure, Wrestling

– Evette Lyman, Girls Basketall/Track

 There was also 4 Lifetime Achievers from the community recognized one being former Hendry County commissioner Janet Tayler

Lifetime Achievement honorees: Earl Poitier, Actor, Janet Taylor, Community Advocate, Clarence Anthony, President National League of Cities AND Willie Gary, Attorney.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL ANNUAL SAFE SUMMER TRAVEL

Today, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol launched Florida’s annual Safe Summer Travel Campaign, ahead of what is expected to be a record-breaking travel season, to remind all Floridians and visitors to put safety at the top of their summer travel list. As the number of residents and visitors who hit Florida roadways during the summer months increase, historically, so do the number of crashes. Last year, during June and July, there were more than 66,000 crashes in Florida – resulting in more than 2,600 serious bodily injuries and 568 fatalities. Among those crashes, there were 397 crashes in which a driver’s actions was reported as “exceeded posted speed limit,” up from 341 in June and July of 2020. Ensuring your vehicle is road-ready is the first step to a safe summer trip.

Hendry County public schools foundations is still making it rounds, after missing Clewiston High School Senior night, They are making up for it by surprising students around the community with their scholarship award – School Board member Stephanie Busin is making students smile with some great news and big check. Congratulations to Bryan Garcia-Ramos for being selected to receive a $2k Thanks to  Suncoast Credit Union. The sky is the limit for Bryan as he aspires to become a mechanical engineer and work in the aerospace industry! Bryan joins Adrain Cordove and Frank Bussott in receiving  the great news from school board member Stephanie Busin.

FLORIDA GAS ON THE RISE

Drivers across our local area may have noticed that more gas stations are selling fuel at $5 a gallon as prices continue to climb higher.

Some analysts predict the national average price of gas could soon rise to $6 per gallon and at least $5 per gallon in Florida.

The average price of gas in Palm Beach County is now at $4.90, AAA reported Monday. This continues to be the highest average price for regular unleaded in Florida. The average price for gas in the state is now $4.76.