Dan Sinclair and David Levin, CEO of Vanguard Cybersecurity, hacked into the Lee elections website a couple of weeks ago, said Vicki Collins, spokeswoman for the Lee County Supervisor of Elections.
“There was an attempted hacking of the website, but this is an ongoing investigation of the website,” she said. “The info they accessed was an old server with no (useful) information on it … Nobody is compromised.”
AP is reporting that: More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.
The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was triggered by the improving economy — specifically, falling unemployment. But it is raising concerns among the poor, social service providers and food pantry workers, who fear an influx of hungry people.
Recent experience in other states indicates that most of those affected will probably not meet the work requirements and will be cut off from food stamps.
In January, The General Woman’s Club of Lehigh Acres, celebrated their 55th Anniversary. Between the months of September through May, the members meet at different events to raise funds to award scholarships to single parents and to donate to various Lehigh organizations such as the Lehigh Community Services and HOPE. At the celebration over 45 members came to The Hut to celebrate and honor all the members and all past presidents.
In the above picture we have from left to right Mr. John Strickling, of HOPE Healthcare Services, Ms. Rae Nicely of Lehigh Community Services, Ms. Joan Cunningham, Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Interim Director, Ms. Lynn Beck, past president, Ms. Betty Stickle past president, Ms. Bobbi Slanker, past president, and Ms. Aura Wilson, current president from 2014-2016, who made this event possible.
Ms. Aura Wilson, read the names of all presidents which were honored, including the following who were not able to attend and have also had an important role in the success of the Club. They are Ms. Nancy McDyer, Ms. Norma Johnson, Ms. Loretta Milligan and Ms. Sue Thompson.
The Club’s current Executive Board members also in attendance are top row from left to right: Venita Prescott, Beverly Presnell, Joan Sozzi, Nancy Bragg, Barbara Fusco. Seated from left to right: Miriam Anderson, Aura Wilson and Linda Addison.
By Public News Service
As lawmakers tackle another year of budgets and bills, advocates for older Floridians want to make sure vital services are preserved and consumer protections for people of all ages are in place.
Since the vast majority of older people would prefer to age in place, Jack McRay, AARP Florida advocacy manager, said his group is working for increased funding for programs and services that allow people to stay in their homes. He said it makes financial sense for the state, as an alternative to the high cost of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
“If we could get more people into home- and community-based services, you could serve more people with the same amount of money,” he said, “or you could serve more people at a lower cost for the state.”
Last year, legislators approved an increase of about 200 slots for Medicaid waivers for programs and services that help older people maintain their independence. However, McRay noted that there is a wait-list of more than 59,000 people for those types of services.
CNN Reporting — Gas prices are tumbling around the country — but things got a little out of hand in Michigan this weekend.
At least three gas stations in the Houghton Lake region engaged in a price war that briefly let drivers pay less than 50 cents a gallon on Sunday.
If the stations were looking for attention for their low prices, they got it.
Prices at the Beacon & Bridge Market went as low as 47 cents a gallon after starting the day at $1.77, according to GasBuddy, a service that allows users to track gas prices.
“It was crazy. The police were directing traffic. Totally insane,” one Beacon & Bridge Market employee told CNNMoney. The employee confirmed the 47-cent price but asked to remain anonymous.
The nearby Marathon Gas one-upped that ridiculous price by slashing gas to 46 cents a gallon, according to Judy Miracle, an employee at the station.
Choose Your Party Affiliation On or Before Tuesday, February 16th To Vote For Your Candidate In The March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election
Florida is a closed primary state; only voters who are registered members of the respective political party’s candidates can vote for those candidate nominees in a primary election. That means you have to be registered as a Republican to receive a Republican ballot and you have to be registered a Democrat to receive a Democratic ballot. You may not vote for a candidate in another party affiliation other than your own in a primary election. You have to choose to register as a Republican or as a Democrat to vote for the candidate of your choice in the March 15, 2016 Florida Presidential Preference Primary.
A change of party affiliation must be made on a Florida voter registration application. You may access an application on our website www.lee.vote under the VOTER tab. The Florida voter registration application must be received in one of the Lee County Supervisor of Elections four office locations no later than 5:00 p.m. February 16, 2016 or postmarked February 16, 2016.
The Florida Forest Service is giving away 10,000 free trees to Florida homeowners.
The giveaway is part of a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program. Florida’s Arbor Day was held on Friday.
Strategically placed trees can add extra shade to the home and reduce household electrical use by up to 30 percent. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a single healthy, young tree can provide the same net cooling effect as ten room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours per day.
Florida homeowners can reserve their free tree today at arborday.org/FloridaTrees. The website also shows homeowners the best location for planting and estimates the annual savings and benefits that will result from the tree.
Homeowners may reserve one tree per household.
Next month’s roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
Book Discussion: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie
3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Registration is requested.
Free Concert Sunday Januray 17 3:00 P.M.
Faith Lutheran Church 705 Leeland Heights Blvd. Lehigh Acres
Enjoy the music of Broadway performed by the Lehigh Concert Band.
Hear favorite melodies of Hey Look Me Over from Wildcat and Edelweiss from the Sound of Music. Kathy Lamade will sing the beautiful melody Somewhere over the Rainbow from The Wizard of OZ. There will also be a selection of songs from the Broadway hit Lion King including Circle of Life, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Hakuna Matata, and more. (more…)