The Clewiston Museum is hosting the third “Florida Talks Fall Speakers Series” presentation on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The program will feature Dr. Kitty Oliver as she tells stories through her program, “Race & Change Across Cultures & Generations: Florida Stories.” Born in Florida, Dr. Kitty Oliver is an author, oral historian, media producer and recording artist with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. She is founder of the “Race and Change Oral History Archive”, housed at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. During the presentation on the Dec. 2, Dr. Oliver will share how far we’ve come and how progress can be made, drawing on the archive of over 125 oral histories of Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages. The program starts at 7 pm Thursday, at the Clewiston Museum.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that the number of Florida hospital in-patients with COVID-19 dropped during the past week. The data showed 1,228 inpatients with COVID-19, down from 1,351 a week earlier. The data on Monday also showed 239 COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, down from 243 a week earlier. Cases steadily decreased in September, October and the first part of November. Regarding the most recently identified strain, the COVID-19 omicron variant, Governor DeSantis says the state will not be issuing any lockdowns or restrictions.
Hendry County Road & Bridge will be conducting road repairs on Blumberg Road this Wednesday, between the hours of 8am – 4pm. Motorists should allow extra time for their commute. Motorists and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling through the work zone. Residents or motorists with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.
Miami-bred William Dunn had a rough childhood. A recent article says he grew up on boats, because his father ran a lobster business off the coast of Florida, so fishing became an outlet for him. Since fishing had helped him get through his hard times, he wanted to give back to kids who were struggling in foster care, or those without a father figure in their lives. One day, he asked his neighbor if he could take her kid fishing after he heard the kid was struggling in school, fighting, and getting bad grades. After the trip, almost immediately, there was a stark improvement in the kids performance. That’s when Dunn decided to extend this kindness to all kinds of kids who are struggling. And so, Take a Kid Fishing Inc. was born. Since 2005, William Dunn has taken over 1500 kids fishing on his boat, at lakes around Florida, and anywhere where he could make a difference. Check out Take a Kid Fishing Inc. at this link.
Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church is having a Christmas Bazaar this Saturday December 4 from 9 am until 2pm. Attendees can choose from homemade jams, jellies, preserves and pickled delights. There will be fresh baked cakes, pies and sweet breads, crafts and other gift items available. There will even be an opportunity to buy a Brunswick Stew and Pulled Pork Sandwich Lunch. Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday December 4th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 207 North WC Owen Avenue in Clewiston.