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Take a look at the Leader in Me
Fri  May 22 2015 04:25PM
Polk Avenue Elementary Principal Gail Quam couldn’t have been more happy when the school held their Leadership Day, a culmination of what the students are doing in their leadership development … read more.
Care Center buys Decosey property
Mon  May 25 2015 05:57PM
Take one look at Downtown Lake Wales and there is always something changing. This time, it is the Lake Wales Care Center, which has put one more footprint in Historic … read more.
Entertainers wanted for Pride in the Park
Fri  May 22 2015 05:02PM
Are you the next voice or “American Idol”? Is your band or musical group ready to venture out of your garage and onto a public stage? Maybe you have your … read more.
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Girls can do anything a boy can
Fri  May 22 2015 04:58PM
Take a few members from the Lake Wales chapter of the American Association of University Women, add some school teachers and a pile of girls selected to participate, mix in some yellow T-shirts, and a day of activities, this equals … read more.

Awaken Church members help at Haitian orphanage
Fri  May 22 2015 05:31PM
Awaken Church of Lake Wales is welcoming home its six church members sent to Port Au Prince, Haiti to help with a girls’ orphanage May 21-25. They joined the organization Haiti’s Hope, The team members attending who are now home … read more.

Senior night vandalism at LWHS
Fri  May 22 2015 05:17PM
Vandalism on Senior Night is something many high schools have to deal with, but Lake Wales High School Donna Dunson said this Senior Night incident went too far. Describing the painting of the school’s poles with “inappropriate slurs” about a … read more.

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Rhino survives poacher attack
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much … read more.

BP getting credit for Gulf Coast tourism boom
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one … read more.

‘Ugly’ Obamacare twist looms
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been … read more.

America salutes the fallen
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without … read more.

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