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A new schedule: Study and eat
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales High School will see some changes with the new school day beginning with the next 2014-2015 school year. Two of those changes will have an extreme influence on … read more.
LWCS ends year with surplus
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools should end its year in the black with an anticipated surplus of $194,000 in the school coffers. Anticipating at the beginning of the year to … read more.
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ALS Association partners with Tampa Bay Rays
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
On Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, Tropicana Field will become Lou Gehrig’s house, when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees for the annual ALS Awareness Game at 1:40 p.m. ALS supporters will sit together in a special … read more.

READPolk gains 26 volunteers
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Twenty-six people showed up Saturday and were trained to become volunteers for READPolk at a workshop held there. That adds to the 130 volunteers trained to teach those with low literacy skills in Polk County. However, getting the word out … read more.

PSC student makes club history
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
For the first time, a Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School student has placed first in a national competition for aspiring health professionals. In late June, HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) held its annual National Leadership Conference in … read more.

Don’t fear the thunder
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
With the Florida summertime weather pattern, a common complaint I hear from pet owners is that their pets are disruptive or destructive when they hear loud noises like thunder. There are many different classifications of anxiety in pets including thunderstorm, … read more.

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Florida judge skeptical about fixing map now
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge says he’s “extremely skeptical” about changing the state’s congressional districts before the 2014 elections. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a three-hour hearing Thursday to consider what to do after he ruled that current … read more.

Gov: Senator in plagiarism row deserves respect
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn’t know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master’s thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year. The Democratic governor … read more.

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. The residents say the Islamic State militants, who … read more.

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7
Thu  Jul 24 2014 03:20PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants. Gaza health official … read more.

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