Utilizing science and technology to improve local K-9 skills

K-9 Officers and their partners train and work hard everyday to protect us. A specialized faction of these officers are dedicated to explosive detection work, and innovative methods of training have grown exponentially over the past few years. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) Science and Technology Program invited law enforcement from all over […]

A Veteran’s Story: 1SG Armando Barnhart

Armando Barnhart, a disabled veteran who was injured during his deployments, proudly served 21 years and 10 days in the Army, and retired at Fort Huachuca, Arizona at the rank of First Sergeant. He is a humble man, but his story is not only interesting, its inspiring. Growing up in a family of migrant workers […]

McAvoy speaks at Audubon meeting

Gene McAvoy was this month’s guest speaker at the Hendry-Glades Audubon meeting. McAvoy is the County Extension Director for the Hendry County Extension Office. As a Master Naturalist Instructor, and birdwatcher for over 50 years, it is said that McAvoy can identify any and every animal or plant that can be found in South Florida […]

A VETERAN’S STORY – 1st Cav Hhc Adam Hopper

When given the opportunity to write a series that would feature local veterans, I immediately turned to my husband Adam Hopper. He reluctantly agreed to let me write about him. I first met Adam, in Alaska, while I was a rookie firefighter. He was appointed as my supervisor at our local fire station. He was […]