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Buchan event brings in frequent ‘Fly-ers’
Sun  Oct 11 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Last year, no senior applied for an aviation scholarship generated by proceeds from the annual Fly-In at the Buchan Airport. This year, that’s not the case. At least … Find out how to read more online.
Friend: Parents wanted ‘fresh start’
Sun  Oct 11 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The former roommate and a friend of the North Port-area parents who won’t tell authorities where their missing baby is said the couple never fully recovered from … Find out how to read more online.
Outdoor Channel ‘Reels in’ Englewood guide
Fri  Oct 9 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Many hours of footage featuring local Captain Chris O’Neill was edited into a half-hour fishing program that will air Saturday. In July, O’Neill, 48, owner of Tail Chaser … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:06PM
NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. … read more.

IS advances near Syria’s Aleppo despite Russian strikes
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a … read more.

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. … read more.

Hungarian president warns about migration’s security aspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) — Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary’s president said Friday. While “the humanitarian aspects are very important, especially with the coming winter ... we would … read more.

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More Local News
Center for the Needy gets a fresh coat of paint
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
United Way Suncoast, represented Carolyn Angiollo, manager for Donor Relations, coordinated a Work Day at the Center For the Needy last week. United Way Suncoast serves DeSoto County as well as Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Arcadia Center For the … Find out how to read more online.

Local foresters battling Western blazes
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
When four Florida Forest Service firefighters headed west this summer to battle blazes, they encountered a lot of differences: the terrain was higher and steeper than they were accustomed to, the trees were taller and had thicker trunks than ours … Find out how to read more online.

Public invited to transportation workshop
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
Future transportation plans will be the topic of a public workshop at the Sebring Civic Center from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization is coordinating an effort to create a Long Range Transportation Plan … Find out how to read more online.

CCA banquet coming to Turner Center
Thu  Oct 8 2015 08:30AM
With fall in the air, it’s that time of year for the annual Coastal Conservation Association Banquet Oct. 15 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia. Now in its third year, the Peace River chapter of the Florida CCA hosts … Find out how to read more online.

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