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Sometimes, cash is king

Count us among those who believe that good, and affordable, insurance is the path to better health. Count us, too, among those who sometimes find sorting though the benefits provided confusing. Case in point: One of our team members, whose insurance package includes Medicare, supplemental ...

VFW Post 4174: Long may it wave!

When General Washington was leading his troops in battle, he wanted them to feel they were fighting for a cause, and knew that troops would follow a banner or flag, just as troops had been doing since the earliest times of war. He asked a young lady to sew a flag which would represent the 13 ...

Longwater, Bellmar, Big Cypress

To the editor: Sent to Collier County commissioners in advance of their vote: If Collier County officials vote for these towns — Longwater, Bellmar and Big Cypress — the Florida panther, the state animal voted in by our school children, could eventually become extinct. Also, the ...

What we need is voter responsibility

To the editor: There is currently so much noise about “voter rights.” Let us now consider “voter responsibility.” While it is a responsibility of each citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and full understanding of the ...

VFW Post 4174: It’s an honor!

I’m sure we all have been somewhere when we viewed an Honor Guard performing at either a funeral, a state function, guarding a national monument, marching in a parade, heralding a sporting event or even a marathon. The primary purpose of the Honor Guard though, is to provide funeral ...

Saying it’s so does not make it so

To the editor: My Next Door account was recently suspended for the following statement: The Chinese virus should have nothing to do with politics and yet it does! Someone called me a racist for the above comment and I responded with the following: “I take great offense to the individual ...

Some things to remember as summer begins

To the editor: Roses are red; there is love for the manatees and the turtles swimmin’ in the seas; alligators too are frisky with mating season. Please enjoy the waterways safely, if you are boating, slow down so you can avoid injury. If you are a year-round resident you want to stop ...

Kudos to the Class of 2021

Approximately 5,000 students across Lee County will mark the culmination of their high school careers starting tonight. Graduation ceremonies are a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their ...

VFW Post 4174: Outside the box

Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the most popular sayings that has been circulating all over the country is to ‘‘Think outside the box.” As we all have experienced this past year, many of our normal routines and the way we do things have undergone a drastic change. We can no ...