Tuesday November 23, 2021

A news source reports that two Pitbulls fatally attacked a horse in Hendry County Saturday. The horse’s owner told a news affiliate, she inherited the horse “Sassy” from her late son in 2011. The owner and her husband reportedly found Sassy with bite marks and covered in blood from head to toe. Sassy’s owner says deputies shot the horse to prevent further suffering. Community members say, they will keep their fences locked until they feel free and safe again.

Charles Murphy of our sister station WOKC reports: More criticism and claims against the Glades County Detention Center. A group of activists, for the second time this year, appeared before Glades County Commissioners asking that the facility be closed down. The latest allegations include rampant spread of the coronavirus, sexual harassment of female detainees, poor food quality and choices, and racism. The county says they pass every inspection, and says, there no video evidence to support these claims.  Activists claim surveillance cameras in the facility don’t work, limiting their ability to get the proof. 

The Florida Department of Health encourages Floridians to get their flu shot. After the inoculation, it takes about 2 weeks for the body to develop protection. The DOH says, flu shots are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and its potentially serious impacts. According to the Health Department, during the 2019–2020 flu season, an estimated 20,000 deaths were caused by flu nationally, and 14 deaths in those younger than age 18 were reported in Florida. In recent weeks, flu activity has begun to increase in the state. Flu shots are offered at most health care provider offices, retail pharmacies, and urgent care facilities. Floridians can locate a flu shot near them by visiting the Department’s Locate a Flu Shot webpage. Remember: Flu can spread through respiratory droplets made when individuals with flu– cough, sneeze, or talk. Less often though, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes.

The Clewiston Museum has announced the third Florida Talks Fall Speakers Series presentation. Thursday, December 2, at 7:00 pm. The program will feature Dr. Kitty Oliver, as she tells stories through her program: Race & Change Across Cultures & Generations: Florida Stories. Dr. Kitty Oliver is a Florida-born author, oral historian, media producer, and singer, with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Ph.D., focusing on race and ethnic communication. Dr. Oliver will talk about how far we’ve come and how progress can be made that inspires our youth, drawing on the archive of over 125 oral histories of Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages. Admission to the program is FREE! It takes place December 2nd at the Clewiston Museum at 7 PM.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that during the upcoming legislative session, he is proposing more than $1 billion in gas tax relief. This gas tax holiday will save up to $200 for the average Florida family. This gas tax relief proposal is in addition to other announcements Governor DeSantis has made over the past few months to fight the rising costs of inflation. Governor DeSantis announced in October, that Florida ports were available and able to aid, the current US supply chain crisis. Florida has also made significant investments in workforce education over the past two months.

The Glades Initiatives “Pantry of Choice” is open today from 3 to 7.  People can shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In the “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and pick up exactly what your family needs! Food will no longer be distributed outside, in a drive thru fashion. In order to participate, you must have valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID. This week, shoppers can choose to visit today between 3 and 7, or tomorrow from 8:30 AM to 11. Then from 2PM to 4:30. AtThe Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade,

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