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Community Calendar
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
BOOK SIGNINGS H. Palmer Wood, author of Saigon Cowboy, will be doing a book signing from 4-6 p.m., Aug. 1-2, and Aug. 8-9, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2420. ARTS, MUSIC … read more.
Twenty-nine years and counting
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
People helping people helping people. This is the purpose of the Lake Wales Care Center. Community members of all ages take part in helping the Lake Wales Care Center fulfill … read more.
Hometown Homecare offering free outreach
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:26PM
Hometown Healthcare will be holding a free Community Outreach in which it will be taking blood pressures and offering other health checks and services. Here is a list of the … read more.
The organic vs. chemical can of worms
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
Watching the studies come out about the merits or demerits of organics is a little like watching World Cup soccer. A large study done at Stanford in 2012 claimed organic … read more.
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Family fun at Back to School Bash
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:24PM
A Back to School Afternoon Bash will be welcome energy for students preparing for school , beginning with an afternoon of school supplies and gift card giveaways and free family fun at the Eagle Ridge Mall, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. … read more.

Investigation into Thornhill to continue
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
With Christine Thornhill dropping out of the race for judge in the 10th Circuit/Group 2 race, Michelle Pincket, Thornhill’s only opponent, automatically is declared the winner of the non-partisan race. Thornhill, who withdrew from the race earlier in the week … read more.

Full of dogs and cats
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:48PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history now has killed more than 700 people across West Africa. According to new figures released Thursday, at least 57 deaths have been reported in recent … read more.

Cassidy turns up at racetrack instead of court
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:48PM
SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy apparently was at Saratoga Race Course as his lawyer was preparing to accept a plea deal on the singer’s behalf in an upstate New York courtroom. Cassidy was charged last summer with … read more.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:48PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire.” Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won’t allow Israel to … read more.

AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:48PM
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida’s frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state’s vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers … read more.

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