Thursday, March 31, 2022

Sexual Predator Notification

In accordance with Chapter 775 of the Florida Statutes, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Daniel Prevost Birth: 5/13/1971, who is now residing at 302 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. A, Pahokee, FL  33477-6310.Please see the attached document for additional information.

Grant Funds for Local Schools

Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announce $10.5 million to expand registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs at 11 colleges across Florida. These funds which offer state colleges and technical colleges, the opportunity to start or expand registered apprenticeship and/or pre-apprenticeship programs. Registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training programs are a key component of Florida’s workforce education, according to the Governor’s Office. Students who complete a registered apprenticeship program are accepted by the industry as journey workers and often start their careers by earning on average $52,520 a year. The following post-secondary organizations are being awarded ERAP grant funds:

  • Hillsborough Community College – $1,575,000
  • Seminole State College – $1,506,879
  • Tallahassee Community College – $1,500,000
  • Palm-Beach State College – $1,223,600
  • Hernando County School District – $1,173,900
  • Palm Beach County School District – $1,057,434
  • Pasco-Hernando State College – $956,346
  • The University of Florida, College of Education – $603,461
  • Santa Fe College – $568,860
  • Pinellas Technical College – $276,220
  • Miami-Dade College – $48,545

Panther Struck by Vehicle, Dies

An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 1-year-old female panther were found Sunday along a road near Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Hendry County. Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

Child Abuse Prevention Campaign

Every year Florida participates in child abuse prevention campaigns, in an effort to encourage people to protect all children and give them a chance to have the amazing childhood they each deserve. Local agencies in Hendry and Glades counties are taking part in advocacy efforts, throughout the month of April. Throughout the area, you may see blue pinwheels displayed on the grounds of local businesses. PINWHEELS are the national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents the hope that every child will be raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. If you or your business would like pinwheels and signs to show support, please contact Jessica Ivy at (863) 302-6065 or email at Jessica.Ivy@flhealth.gov. If you would like to show your support in another way, Friday, April 1st is “Wear Blue Day”! Wear something blue on Friday to help raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month!