Reopening of Barber Shops, Hair Salons, and Nail Salons

Gov. Ron DeSantis shared an announcement via Social Media. The update was given in a video that featured J Henry, the owner of J Henry’s Barber Shop in downtown Orlando. In the video Henry states that Florida’s hair salons, barber shops and nail salons will be allowed to open on Monday, May 11, 2020. Previously, […]

Resources available in Collier County for pet owners in need due to COVID-19

The local non-profit organization, For the Love of Cats, and the East Naples Community Park is hosting Grab and Go pet food pantries on Tuesdays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Tuesday, April 14. The pet food pantries will take place through the duration of the Safer at Home order. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

Unemployment Forms available at Seven Collier County Public Library Locations

Collier County Public Library is assisting The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with the distribution of unemployment application forms and mailing envelopes to Florida residents. The applications will be available in English, Spanish and Creole. Starting Tuesday, April 14, residents can pick up an application along with a mailing envelope at an unstaffed table outside […]

Executive order causes confusion

OKEECHOBEE – From just about every person you ask about the meaning of Executive Order 20-72, issued on March 20, 2020, as it pertains to medical procedures, you will get a completely different opinion. As I began writing this story, I mentioned I was checking to see if chiropractors were open, and someone said, “Is […]

Governor directs Floridians to ‘limit movements’ Hunting, fishing and hiking still allowed

TALLAHASSEE — In an April 1 press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order “directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities.” “We’re going to be in this for another 30 days,” said the governor. […]

Toilet Paper Worries

There are many mind-boggling things in this 21st Century – space travel, global warming, can humans ever get to a point where they don’t see a benefit in killing each other. Life changing, history making issues. Toilet paper should not be in that category. That’s right. Of all the unimaginable things there are in this […]

A message from the Publisher – This is the time for pioneer spirit

By Katrina Elsken Publisher Immokalee Bulletin The pioneer founders of this community dealt with many hardships, but they always came together as a community, and found ways to help each other through even the more difficult times. Now this community faces a new challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and the situation keeps […]

Guest Commentary: Preventing the next Coronavirus in Florida

By Jack Payne Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The search is on in Florida for the next zoonotic disease like coronavirus. There may be no place quite like Florida for the potential for disease to jump from animal to human. It’s a sportsmen’s paradise, a state with more than a million cows, heifers, and bulls, […]