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Operation Open Arms, veterans in need seeking local assistance

August 7, 2013 As Commander of the Lexington Veterans Association, I have worked with a unique, very impressive local charity supporting combat troops nationwide: Operation Open Arms (OOA). more »»

Postal Pointers: Mail is ‘lifeline from home’ for military personnel

July 31, 2013 For most men and women serving in the Armed Forces, mail from home is a lifeline, a vital connection with family and friends that helps to keep spirits high and confidence strong during difficult... more »»

Report cites figures about violence plaguing black youth

July 24, 2013 Culture Of Violence: The attorney general worries about protecting his 15-year-old son from supposed white racists like George Zimmerman. But his own office warns that the N. more »»

Clarifying the costs of using Bonita for Lee County’s EMS transport

July 24, 2013 I have been honored to serve as District 2 Lee County commissioner and board chairman during the past eight month. more »»

Postal Pointers: U.S. Postal Service offers online post office 24/7

July 17, 2013 Hurricane activity during the last few years has been moderate. But this year could be different. more »»

Postal Pointers: USPS salutes American flag with new stamp collection

July 10, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service is saluting the American flag with a new collection of four Forever — priced at 46 cents each— stamps. more »»

Code enforcement is the highest importance in Lehigh Acres

July 10, 2013 A recent article in the Citizen quoted a Lehigh planning council member saying in essence that code enforcement in Lehigh Acres was pretty much invisible. more »»

Postal Pointers: Johnny Cash inducted into series

July 3, 2013 The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez for Columbia Records (now part of Sony Music Entertainment) during a photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). more »»

Postal pointers: Civil War stamps commemorate 150th anniversary

June 26, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Civil War: 1863 Forever postal stamp. It was introduced on May 23 in Vicksburg, Miss. more »»

Restoration success story

June 19, 2013 This spring I was proud to carry a bill in the House which will conclude Everglades restoration south of Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Caldwell’s amendment to Everglades Forever Act

June 19, 2013 The most deceptive and egregious action against the public taxpayers during the 2013 Florida Legislative session was passage of HB 7065 and SB 768 which amended the 1994 Everglades Forever Act. more »»

Education is a dynamic process, the economic driver for the community

June 12, 2013 As chair of the Lee County School Board, and as an experienced educator, I am concerned about the fallout from the recent attention gained by allegations of board member misbehavior, superintendent... more »»

Record of accomplishment lacking

June 12, 2013 The Lee County School Board has proven to be woefully lacking in leadership and the ability to put children in our community first and are once again failing to listen to major stakeholders begging... more »»

Postal Pointers: La Florida stamp first day cancellations available

May 29, 2013 First day cancellations are still available for the beautiful La Florida postage stamps that were released April 3 in St. Augustine. more »»

Legislature’s inaction on Medicaid reform comes at price

May 15, 2013 Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from The Tampa Bay Times. TALLAHASSEE — Republican lawmakers say they are champions for Florida’s businesses. more »»

Hard-working people of Southwest Fla. need your help

May 8, 2013 Florida has a chance to do the right thing. We need your help convincing lawmakers to do it. Your neighbors, hard-working but low income, are struggling to get the medical care they need. more »»

Bill gives ECWCD authority for streetlights, sidewalks

May 1, 2013 As we approach the end of the Florida legislative session, bills are moving from committees to the House floor. more »»

Postal Pointers: Postal service announces ‘Extreme Mailbox Makeover’ contest

May 1, 2013 What does your mailbox say about you? Does it need a face lift? Does it reflect a positive image of your home? May is Mailbox Improvement Month. more »»

Postal Pointers: USPS issues Patriotic Star Forever stamp

April 17, 2013 “When I go out of doors in the summer night, and see how high the stars are,” 19th-century philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrot. more »»

Fla. Senate unanimously approves Appropriations Act

April 17, 2013 Florida’s Senators took the Senate’s version of the 2013-14 state budget up for a vote this week. The budget, which received unanimous bi-partisan support, saves $2. more »»



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