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As the sound of thunder rumbled in the distance, so did the sound of dozens of united voices chanting the names of Michael Brown, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Sunday afternoon, around 50 people of all races and ages marched from Cambier Park through the streets of Downtown Naples to City Hall, holding signs stating, "Our lives matter" and "We cannot be silent any longer."
This was Alexus Cheney's first time organizing a rally of this magnitude in Naples but not the first time she's fought for the Black Lives Matter cause.
Showing fine form, Brendan Sitar, 8, took a long shot off the first tee that flew toward the green at Stoneybrook Golf Club.
Pulling a pint-size pink golf bag to the tee, his sister Ava Becker, 5, took a few mighty swings before her club connected, too, launching her ball a few dozen feet down the fairway.
The siblings are taking part in the Estero-based club’s year-round junior golf program that includes a weekly summer camp.
From a conference room window in his Collier County Courthouse office, Dwight Brock can see the room where he began his career as a prosecutor in the state attorney’s office. It’s an unusual career path, a criminal prosecutor turned court clerk and comptroller, where today he oversees legal records and the county government's checkbook.
Despite 24 years as clerk and comptroller, Brock is still a criminal prosecutor at heart. And he runs his office that way.
Not long ago, they were allies joined in the same fight.
But that changed in September 2014, as Georgia Hiller sat across from Collier Clerk of Court and Comptroller Dwight Brock waiting for the opportunity to criticize him.
In what was her first of many public clashes to come with Brock, Hiller accused him of rigging a bid process to favor a bank he wanted to hold county money. Brock had exceeded his power and usurped the commission’s authority, Hiller argued,
“The process was illegal, the process was defective, the process was … corrupt,” Hiller said from the dais.
Pito Guerrero, a shy 3-year-old with a distinctive black mohawk, ran to the shallow water, filled his bucket and ran back to his Castles for Kids team, which was working diligently Monday on a sand volcano and decorative boots encompassing it.
This is the type of play Pito loves, as he joined other kids at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort on Monday. Proceeds from the 22-team competition went to the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, which focuses on early childhood development, specifically executive functions, according to its executive director, Karysia Demarest.
It was Dec. 22, 1908, and Dr. Cyrus Teed had just died.
His followers placed his body in a bathtub. Then they waited for his resurrection.
Teed had promised to return from death with divine truths that six prophets before him — a line of "seedmen" that included Jesus Christ — had failed to reveal.