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Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
“Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road … ,” are the lyrics to a song in one of America’s most adored films, “The Wizard of Oz.” Memorial … Find out how to read more online.
History mystery: Own Parker building
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
(Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series.) The Owen Henry Parker family owned the two-story building at 15 W. Oak St. for nearly 100 years. What stores … Find out how to read more online.
Leadership DeSoto Class VII graduates
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
Leadership DeSoto held the Class VII Graduation and Alumni event May 19. During the celebration the Inaugural Leadership DeSoto Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Mary Kay Burns. The award … Find out how to read more online.
Community meets new extension agent
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
If you need information on how to raise a happy, healthy animal, go to the Extension Service building at 2150 N.E. Roan Street. There you will be introduced to DeSoto … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Florida woman
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The ex-husband of a missing Florida woman has been arrested on second-degree murder and child neglect charges. During a news conference Wednesday morning, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said 30-year-old Steven Williams confessed to killing … read more.

Gov. Scott wants more college students to graduate on time
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s colleges and universities to do more to help students graduate within four years. Scott on Wednesday called for several changes designed to help students to get out of school sooner. … read more.

Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that won’t necessarily mean big consumer price … read more.

South Carolina Gov. signs 20-week abortion ban
Wed  May 25 2016 09:58PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The law took effect Wednesday with the Republican governor’s signature. The only exceptions are if the mother’s life is in … read more.

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Backer announces run for school board
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of District 4 DeSoto County School Board. Past Board member Bill Stanko advised last July that he would be resigning in the fall and thought I would be interested in … Find out how to read more online.

Enjoy summertime fun and be ‘poison safe’
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
With summer just around the corner we anticipate picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor fun will become a priority. But this fun can easily be spoiled by poisonings due to changes in routines, especially for children who tend to spend more … Find out how to read more online.

State recognizes top STEM students
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
The state’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars from each school district were the focus at an annual recognition and recruitment event yesterday and today in Orlando. The two-day Sunshine State Scholars conference, presented by Lockheed … Find out how to read more online.

Kiwanis donates books to MES third graders
Thu  May 26 2016 01:00AM
The Kiwanis Club of Arcadia provided over $550 in books for Memorial Elementary’s third grade students to start or add to their personal home libraries. The Kiwanis Club has provided this generous donation over the years and it has proven … Find out how to read more online.

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