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Author’s cookbook has Frostproof roots
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Renia Carsillo always knew she wanted to be a writer. Growing up poor in late 1980’s Frostproof, deep in Florida’s agricultural heartland, Carsillo’s family didn’t entirely understand or support her … read more.
Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the … read more.
Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. “Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to … read more.
Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Be sure to mark 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, for the PCSO Annual Pet Fest. The event, which runs until 4 p.m., will be held at the Animal Control facility … read more.
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Holiday closings
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales: City Hall and the public library is closed Thursday and Friday. Frostproof: City Hall and the public library is closed on Thursday and Friday. Lake Wales, residents, Wednesday, Nov. 25, garbage, recycle, yard waste and bulk will remain … read more.

Another hope for greening
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences revealed Monday they have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have … read more.

Cities plan Christmas events
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales and Frostproof are gearing up for holiday celebrations. On Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the City of Lake Wales will have a tree lighting ceremony before the city commission meeting where the mayor will light up the Christmas tree in … read more.

Merlin expects Lake Wales hub to grow
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
When Merlin Entertainment opens its “Making Magic” hub in Lake Wales in early 2016, it may mark just the beginning of the company’s presence in the city. The firm, which operates Legoland and many other Lego related attractions, is shooting … read more.

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Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after authorities said state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his car. A criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Arizona Department of Public … read more.

Abraham Lincoln bust stolen from outside Gettysburg museum
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a bust of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen from outside a museum near where he delivered the “Gettysburg Address.” The bust’s pedestal was found Monday morning in the parking lot of the … read more.

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars
Mon  Nov 23 2015 10:34PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on … read more.

Officials: Man shot stepdaughter, then himself at hospital
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man fatally shot his stepdaughter at a Florida hospital while they were visiting a family member Monday morning, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. The gunman was identified in a news release as … read more.

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