Prince and Princess
Talent Winner – Anna Kanacheril
Costume Winner – Xavi Caleb Flores – Morales
1st runner up – Carter Ellis
Prince winner – Xavi Caleb Flores – Morales
2nd runner up – Rhylie Mercurio
1st runner up – Lourdes Beatrice Leigh
Princess winner – Asha Kanacheril
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette from the LCSO
The 2016 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shows overall crime in unincorporated Lee County is down nearly 12% compared to 2015. Violent crime also dipped by more than 3%.
On the other hand, overall arrests are up from the previous year, including eighteen (18) homicide arrests…triple the number (6) from the previous year. Other highlights include a 27% increase in drug arrests.
This marks the ninth consecutive year the crime rate has dropped in unincorporated Lee County and brings the overall crime rate reduction to 52.3 percent since Sheriff Scott took office in 2005.
“The hard-working deputies of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are absolutely ‘dialed in’ when it comes to fighting crime,” says Sheriff Mike Scott. “These latest crime statistics continue to prove that.”
The full report can be found online at www.sheriffleefl.org under the “About Us” and “Public Reports” tabs.
By Bob Garver
The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this past Tuesday. I was reasonably happy with them, though I wish the Academy would have shown some love to Martin Scorsese’s underappreciated “Silence.” Here are my thoughts on ten major categories, who I want to win, who I think will win, and in some cases who’s so sure to win that a lot of analysis isn’t necessary. Sadly, that’s true of many of the major categories, and it’s the lesser ones that inspire the most debate.
(Note: I tried to see as many of these movies as I could, but a few slipped through my fingers. Those films are marked with a star, though I don’t think any of them have enough momentum to be taken seriously in their respective categories)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
The Academy didn’t nominate “La La Land” for 14 awards just so they could give Best Picture to something else. It’s sure to win.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
Nicholas Martin of Lehigh Acres has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is one of the premier colleges in the state of Georgia. The College was founded in 1908 as the Second District A&M School. With more than 3,000 students, ABAC provides quality practical education to a diverse group of students.
Written by Public News Service
On average, 13 pedestrians are killed every day in collisions with vehicles – and Florida tops the list of the most dangerous places to walk.
A new report called, “Dangerous By Design,” looked at pedestrian deaths by city and state. It found that between 2005 and 2014, more than 4,600 people were struck and killed by cars while walking.
Emiko Atherton, director at the National Complete Streets Coalition, said street design is a major factor in these fatal collisions. Many of the deaths occur on streets with fast-moving cars and poor pedestrian infrastructure. And, she said, lower-income communities tend to have more fatalities.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette by the FDA
Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess”) is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionary coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella. However, Hostess is initiating this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (more…)
By: Dr. Chad Masters, MD, MBA, MedExpress
With cooler weather and holiday get-togethers, comes a higher risk for flu and flu-like illnesses, or “flu imposters.” And, each season I hear many of the same concerns or misconceptions from patients regarding the flu. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of “common flu myths” − to not only debunk them but to help educate patients so we can put these myths to bed and have a healthy season.
I don’t need a shot. I haven’t gotten the flu yet.
That’s great you haven’t had the flu, but each year the strain is different, so just because you haven’t had the flu yet, doesn’t mean you won’t ever. There’s also another really important reason to get a flu shot − and that’s for the people around you—children, pregnant women, coworkers, elderly individuals or anyone with a compromised immune system. Getting the flu shot is a healthy choice for you, your family and the entire community. The more people who protect against the virus, the less flu in general – which is good for everyone.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
The LaBelle Kiwanis Foundation is looking for a manager to their thrift store on Bridge Street.
Thrift Store Manager Application deadline January 12, 2017. Request applications for the LaBelle Kiwanis Foundation Thrift Store Manager online at email@example.com
Please complete and return the ” Employee Application” and ” Willingness Survey” plus an optional resume by Thursday, January 12, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about this job will be answered during interviews.
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