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Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
BOOK SIGNINGS H. Palmer Wood, author of Saigon Cowboy, will be doing a book signing from 4-6 p.m., Aug. 1-2, and Aug. 8-9, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2420. ARTS, MUSIC … read more.
Twenty-nine years and counting
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
People helping people helping people. This is the purpose of the Lake Wales Care Center. Community members of all ages take part in helping the Lake Wales Care Center fulfill … read more.
Hometown Homecare offering free outreach
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:26PM
Hometown Healthcare will be holding a free Community Outreach in which it will be taking blood pressures and offering other health checks and services. Here is a list of the … read more.
The organic vs. chemical can of worms
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
Watching the studies come out about the merits or demerits of organics is a little like watching World Cup soccer. A large study done at Stanford in 2012 claimed organic … read more.
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Family fun at Back to School Bash
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:24PM
A Back to School Afternoon Bash will be welcome energy for students preparing for school , beginning with an afternoon of school supplies and gift card giveaways and free family fun at the Eagle Ridge Mall, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. … read more.

Investigation into Thornhill to continue
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
With Christine Thornhill dropping out of the race for judge in the 10th Circuit/Group 2 race, Michelle Pincket, Thornhill’s only opponent, automatically is declared the winner of the non-partisan race. Thornhill, who withdrew from the race earlier in the week … read more.

Full of dogs and cats
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. The deal announced late Wednesday is the latest … read more.

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where … read more.

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor’s office
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician’s office for about an hour, authorities say. The woman, … read more.

Price tag for new Tampa area expressway is $454M
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:28PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million — about $116 million more than first announced. Most of the extra … read more.

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