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May 24, 2015
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LABELLE, FL. -- On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at approximately 2:30 pm Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that two small children were missing in the area of DUDA Labor Camp on South State Road 29, south of LaBelle.
When Deputies arrived on scene they were informed, through a translator, that the three year old boy, later identified as Alex Matias Martinez, had been located by his father, Adrian Matias, in a canal near their home. Emergency personnel on scene had placed the young child inside the ambulance where paramedics performed CPR in an effort to resuscitate him.
A short time later, additional personnel arrived on scene and later located the four year old, identified as Noel Matias Martinez, in the canal. First Responders on scene pronounced both boys deceased.
Both parents thought the children were with the other parent. At the time they were noticed missing, the parents attempted to locate them for about one hour before law enforcement was called.
“This is a tragic situation,” said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden. “We know how incredibly painful this is for the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they come to terms with their loss”.
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It seems there was this high school English teacher who felt it was imperative to remind her class oftomorrow's finals, with the admonition that she wouldn't tolerate any excuses for being absent. Other than a nuclear attack or a serious personal or family tragedy, no other excuses would be acceptable.
Of course, there always has to be a "smart-mouth" wise-acre in the back row asking a "for instance" question such as; "What if I were to be suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?" This, of course caused a class-wide chorus of oohs, ahhs, and snickers.
Sensing a desperate need to regain control of the situation the teacher, paused dramatically, waiting for order to be restored, dug deeply into her inner soul, smiled sympathetically, and said, "Maybe that's when you learn to master manual dexterity?"
Now, maybe, you might be wondering what this has to do with "Learning the hard way.? I was in that 5th grade class, at St Bridget's Catholic school, and that English teacher was Sister Madeline, in Logansport, Indiana. She was a strict disciplinarian and she and I had problems with my insisting that I be called Bill, and she insisting that I be William. She "ruled" with a "ruler", in hand, and on more than one occasion, I was the target of her "ruler."
It was a very straight-forward process, you held out your hand, or hands, in really serious misdemeanors, and she proceeded to "whack", pardon the expression, the "HELL" out your soul via her "ruler."
Those "Learning the Hard way" years kept me on the straight and narrow many a time, and, to this day, I credit any good that I might have accomplished to Sister Madeline, God Bless her, and If you happen to hear a "whack" in your vicinity, give Sister Madeline a "HAND", you will be the better for it.
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The Way Back Machine - News Archives
Look Back To 1999 Editions Of The Sunday Morning News
LABELLE, FL. -- Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.
The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages. Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.
The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999
Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast
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Millions visiting LaBelle, Florida via Live internet video broadcast
LABELLE, FL. -- Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region.
Browne's web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.
A "featured producer" on Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. Now, there have been over 3,000,000 views to the LaBelle, Florida channel.
LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain. A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.
Watch any of hundreds of Don's previous shows from the last several years, available from the clips section on the video channel at http://justin.tv/kq4ym/all
Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the recent 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:
USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne
Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video
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