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Good Friday Service
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:10AM
The Lake Wales Ministerial Alliance will be holding their annual Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church located at 12 “B” street with Rev. … read more.
YMCA receives grant funds from Duke Energy
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Duke Energy, through conversations with and help from the The Business, Civic and Ministry Coalition of Lake Wales, presented an $8,000 grant to the Lake Wales YMCA after school program … read more.
Greenfields have green thumbs, grow veggies
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Perhaps it is just a coincidence, or was just meant to be, but Faye and Lynn Greenfield have been gardening and growing vegetables since the 1970s on their homestead beside … read more.
Easter Bunny comes to breakfast at Eagle Ridge Mall
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with local children until April 19 at Eagle Ridge Mall. Easter Bunny photo hours can be found at Eagle Ridge Mall is celebrating … read more.
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Chamber/EDC chooses new Executive Director
Fri  Apr 18 2014 11:26AM
The Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council selected has selected Kevin Kieft, from Michigan City, Ind to be its next Executive Director. Kieft is expected to begin work June 2. “After advertising nationally and interviewing several … read more.

Fatal crash under investigation
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:09AM
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a fatal crash investigation at 19300 Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road in Lake Wales. The call was received at approximately 2:29 p.m., today, Thursday, April … read more.

City meeting brief
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
It was a short but productive meeting at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, perhaps in light of the Community Passover Seder that was going on simultaneously at the First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Unity in Community and the church. Four … read more.

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Mt. Everest avalanche kills 12
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa … read more.

Scott and Bush want in-state tuition bill passed
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally. The push from Scott — and … read more.

Eyewitness testimony not gold standard
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only … read more.

Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed … read more.

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