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Retaliations against clerk continue, attorney says
Tue  Oct 13 2015 12:56PM
Retaliations against City Clerk Clara VanBlargan are continuing, despite at least one commissioner’s call for a change at city hall, according to her attorney. Phillip Sigman, in an Oct. 8 … read more.
‘We have a problem’
Tue  Oct 13 2015 12:56PM
Best Saturday’s turnout for the Farm Share food giveaway to needy Lake Wales residents was such a rousing success, feeding hundreds of families, organizer State Rep. Mike La Rosa says … read more.
Duke Energy lineman ‘Answers the Call’
Tue  Oct 13 2015 01:02PM
Here is some more happy news this time provided by our friends at Duke Energy. Longtime employee and Lake Wales resident, Alan Donaldson, won the 2015 poetry contest at Duke … read more.
‘Kids’ stepping up to help save senior center
Tue  Oct 13 2015 12:58PM
For those of you concerned about the future of the Lake Wales Senior Center, don’t worry! The Center is here to stay. If anything, it will be better than ever, … read more.
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Veterans help day changing
Tue  Oct 13 2015 01:04PM
The successful Polk County veterans outreach program in Lake Wales will be changing days, but not its commitment to service on the Ridge. The Polk County Veterans Office will continue to send a representative to the Lake Wales VFW once … read more.

They are a blessing
Tue  Oct 13 2015 01:04PM

Highlanders can’t keep up with Winter Haven
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:16AM
Obviously time off does not agree with the Lake Wales Highlanders. LWHS responded to having 22 days off with a lopsided 48-0 loss to Winter Haven Friday night at Legion field on Senior Night. The Highlanders lost the ball four … read more.

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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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