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  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Open House for New SAS Program

Each year the number of middle and high school student’s dropout rates increase.    Florida has an astonishing 30 percent dropout rate.    A non-profit organization called SAS is now being offered to fourth and fifth graders who attend Pine Island Elementary School.    The goal of this program is to help prepare island students to better face some of their educational and personal challenges.   It is well known that strong skills offered to elementary school students improve the odds to graduate.

The organizers and volunteers have put a lot of thought into the name of this program,    “Students Achieving Success”.    The program is now available and has 5 Pine Island Elementary students enrolled.  This program is offered from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

The SAS program is located at 5465 NW Pine Island Road, just east of the Center, in the Beacon of Hope building.   The program is not intended to replace the normal classroom experience, but to enhance and offer an extra program to those students who may need additional assist in special areas.

Each child is offered a one-on-one adult mentor/tutor and was not without its start up costs,  with most of the financial support coming through donations from the community.   One such donor was the St. John’s Episcopal Church,  whose members have donated 12 laptop computers with all the educational software to help the students.

Other donations have come from the Kiwanis Club and Greater Pine Island, the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fund and several individuals.

Pine Island residents have volunteered to staff the SAS Program and help the youth of Pine Island.   They have volunteers who come from all walks of life that offer students a wealth of personal experience.   Anyone can volunteer all you need to do is take our training program and go through the security clearance program.   The SAS program now offers 12 regularly scheduled volunteer mentors and eight enrichment volunteers.   For more information call Beacon of Hope: 239-283-5123.

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill