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July 24, 2016
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Bonnie Akin Crouch Dies At 96
Bonnie is survived by her three loving and caring daughters; Bonnie Adams and her husband Charles of Clewiston, Jimmie Sue Akin of Clewiston and Cecilia Maxham of Fort Myers, grandchildren; Renee Flynn, Krista Anderson and Trey Maxham, seven great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her two husbands, one granddaughter; Rhonda Varnadoe and seven brothers; Gip Archer, Newt Archer, Graham Archer, Woodrow Archer, Glenn Archer, Robert Archer and Leon Archer.
Bonnie's life will be celebrated on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in New Harvest Church in Clewiston with Pastor Chuck Pelham presiding. Burial will be immediately following the service in Ortona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
In lieu of flowers Bonnie's family suggest donations be given to the National Arthritis Foundation 1355 Peachtree St NE Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30309 or a charity of your choice in Bonnie's name.
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In the spirit of the political conventions, now in progress, I just received word of a "movement" being considered by many individuals, as away to deal with the "growing" concerns about "civilian" and "Color Blue", terrorists massacres.
It consists of removing any patriotic flags, any "Don't Tread on Me" banners, and any visible NRA signs. They also recommend getting rid of "guard" dogs, putting the AK 47's in storage, quitting the Neighborhood Watch group, and removing their home alarm systems and "signage." In "support" of the conventional security aids being removed, they are replacing American flags with Pakistani flags, and placing them on display in front and backyards. These are being used in conjunction with an ISIS "BLACK" flag being "run" up the flag pole.
Now, with this accomplished, you now have the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, HOMELAND SECURITY, SECRET SERVICE, and other Agencies are now, ALL watching the house, 24/7/365. All of this has made them "feel" completely "secure' from "terrorist" attacks, and a "bonus" of saving money on security systems, and dog food, health and licensing.
Encouraged by this new "Secular" Sense of "securing" their homes and occupants, they are taking steps to protect "ALL", when, out in any public place. Burkas are being "worn" whenever they are outside the home, in any place, and for any purpose. This has proven to have people move out of their way and "security" forces not to delay. or hassle them.
If ll this seems too "extreme" as a "way" to calm your concerns, at this time, i have only to think about what happened to all the school children, during the "RUSSIAN' COLD WAR scares, and MISSILE CRISES, in the JFK Presidency. There were Federal Programs to encourage, backyard bunkers, food, water, first aid, gas mask, and "take shelter" drills in schools. "NONSENSE??" or "COMMON" SENSE?? YOU be the "JUDGE??"
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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.
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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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