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March 2 marks Little League opening day

The Lehigh Acres Little League season practices are under way, with the youngsters gearing up for opening day on March 2.Little League President Chris Vannote said they had tryouts and a draft week the third week of January closing registration for this season."Last year we had five major teams ...

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

Taxpayers who support Lee County's 20/20 Conservation program - and that, literally, is most of us- may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000 purchased thus far for preservation.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners agreed last Tuesday to ...

What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?

To the editor:Well, we made it through another celebration. That is what I heard people say after the Martin Luther King Day celebration ended.Celebration of Martin Luther King Day this year is over. What is next?People are saying things like "Things are not better, in fact they are worse." ...

Misuse of social media

To the editor:The rising misuse and abuse of the "social media" have become high-level threats to Truth, Social Justice, Freedom and indeed even to Life itself.Ref: Recent confrontation of Catholic students with Native Americans.Any sort of scheme at all whereby enormous numbers - tens of ...

The busy elbows!

To the editor:Well it has started. Whose elbows will win? I am referring to the hopeful Democrats all vying for notoriety or the nomination to represent their Party for the opportunity to run as their candidate for President in 2020.Without question, the leader of the newbies of the Democratic ...

Fraud by elected officials

To the editor:Is it any wonder why elected officials have lost our respect and admiration? Neither esteem or appreciation are virtues that are afforded automatically. They both come about when an individual, no matter his title, demonstrates absolute morality. That's right - no cheating, no ...

Personality not policy

To the editor:As someone who is not a supporter of Donald Trump, I do like some of his ideas. However, Trump is his own worst enemy when it comes to gathering broad-based support for his ideas. His volatile personality alienates even those in his party.If I were a woman, would I date Trump if ...

Local athletic program sets example for cleanup initiative

The Lehigh Acres Blue Devils wrapped up 2018 by coming out to show their community support via a student-athlete driven clean-up effort.It was the first month of the organization's LBD Cares program, where the basketball team members worked to clean up local parks in the Lehigh Acres ...

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one.This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice.Lee County has again experienced a sharp increase in flu cases in December with Lee Health reporting a jump from fewer than 90 cases during the ...