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October 4, 2015
This Week's Big Stories:

John Rambarran Dead In Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist John Rambarran is dead after a crash into an automobile Thursday afternoon in LaBelle, Fl.

Adrian Rivera, 17 of LaBelle, Florida was traveling west on the single westbound lane of County Road 80A (West Cowboy Way), in LaBelle, Florida about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. As he approached the intersection of Lillian Street, his 2009 Ford Fusion steered left and was brought to a controlled stop within the center turn lane.

Rivera reportedly paused for a few moments then accelerated through a left turn, violating the right-of-way of John Mark Rambarran, 26 of LaBelle, Florida on a 2001 Honda CBR900 motorcycle , which had been traveling east in the single eastbound lane of County Road 80A.

Rambarran braked but had insufficient distance to stop. The front center portion of of the motorcycle collided into the right front fender of the Ford. Rambarran was propelled into the right side of the Ford then fell to the roadway, coming to final rest within the intersection.

Rivera brought the Ford to a controlled stop on the west edge of Lillian Street, south of the intersection. Neither he nor passenger Peter Herdsman, 17 of LaBelle were injured.

Charges are pending investigation said the FHP.

The Florida Highway Patrol requests that witnesses or anybody having information regarding this crash contact either Corporal Jeff Rongish at 239-344-1730 or CRIME-STOPPERS to remain anonymous.


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  • Never Forgotten
  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

In this helter skelter world today, one "clarion" call remains depressingly evident to anyone brave or foolish enough to answer, "present" and "accounted for.
I have been blessed in so many ways, at so many levels of my endeavors at just about every level you might be able to imagine.

I've always had a multi-tasking attitude towards"goal" setting and operating under the "KISS" labelled process of "Keep it Simple Stupid" Nothing that I have found can provide more motivation for keeping a positive attitude than to successfully accomplishments.

I am now engaged in to an area of endeavor that I was honestly not anticipating, near term. That was the loss of my devoted mate of 65 plus years. She was the "force" beneath my"wings, and I would have never been successful without her steadfast belief and support of my plans and efforts.

So, each day since she accepted "employment" in the Heavenly domain of the "Almighty", I have started my day with a twice daily, A.M.--P.M. conversation with "HER", as I work around the "void" of her abstinence. Some might say I'm on a "fool's" mission to be simulating a "relationship" that God has wrought asunder.

But, with the confidence that can come with providential ignorance, I WILL soldier on, and, to date, in combination with inspirational music, each day gives me the fortitude to bridge that "ever looming" gap of "being forgotten.l l

All of this conversation is to "drive" home what I fear most, and "that" is that "The greatest TRAGEDY of LIFE------IS to be FORGOTTEN!!" THAT will NOT happen under my WATCH!!

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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.

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