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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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Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem’s holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays. The compound, known … read more.

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, … read more.

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise … read more.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that … read more.

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