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1. ACS Relay For Life kickoff celebration is Nov. 2

The Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society invites you to attend the kickoff of the 2019 Relay For Life from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Nov. 2 inside the community center at Mackle Park.

For the past two years, the Relay For Life of Marco Island has placed first in fundraising for the state of Florida. This kickoff celebration will commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the Relay For Life on Marco Island.

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Throughout the year, Relay teams work diligently to raise funds for the cause. Their efforts culminate at the Relay For Life when we celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and join together to finish the fight once and for all against this deadly disease.

Information: American Cancer Society at 239-642-6217 or Sue.Olszak@cancer.org.

2. Marco Island Tax Collector’s office reopens

The Marco Island Tax Collector’s office, 1040 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, has reopened, following an interior remodel that began in August. 

The Tax Collector’s temporary office in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145, closed Monday.

“The Collier County Tax Collector wishes to thank the public for its patience during the time of transition,” the organization said in a release.

For more information, contact the Collier County Tax Collector’s office at 239-252-8171.

3. Powerball rolls over again, Saturday's jackpot now $750 million

No one matched all six numbers in the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, meaning you have a chance at winning the nation's fourth-largest jackpot of all-time.

The estimated prize soared to $750 million for the 10:59 p.m. drawing Saturday, Oct. 27. 

The cash value will be $428.6 million.

Wednesday had been the sixth-highest jackpot of any game played in the U.S., following on the heels of Tuesday's Mega Millions, in which one ticket in South Carolina matched all numbers in the $1.537 billion jackpot.

Seven lucky tickets matched the first five balls and each ticket was worth $1 million.

One of those was purchased in Florida.

 

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