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Mon  Apr 27 2015 04:32PM
CORRECTION Lake Wales Senior Center is open and reorganizing, contrary to the statement made in the article entitled “Circle expands its borders” by Kathy Leigh Berkowitz, published in the April … read more.
Lake Wales Korean War veterans honored by S. Korea
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
A group of elderly Korean War veterans received medals from the South Korean government Saturday morning, March 28, in what was in all aspects a benevolent mixture of American and … read more.
Circle expands its borders
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Spring has sprung and with it all kinds of things are growing at the Circle of Friends. Professional gardeners are going to come in and spruce up the courtyard garden, … read more.
Jahna-Pryor Engagement
Mon  Apr 27 2015 01:21PM
Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Jahna, Sr. of Babson Park would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Lea Jahna, to Matthew Barry Pryor, son of Mr. Scott … read more.
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Jahna-Pryor Engagement
Mon  Apr 27 2015 11:30AM
Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Jahna, Sr. of Babson Park would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Lea Jahna, to Matthew Barry Pryor, son of Mr. Scott Pryor and Dr. Elisabeth Dupont-Pryor of Lakeland. Caroline was born … read more.

Board applauds state lowering testing standards
Wed  Apr 22 2015 12:29PM
The Polk County School Board joined the state’s other 66 counties Tuesday in lauding the state legislature for adopting a bill that limits state standardized testing, which lowers the impact those tests have had on teacher evaluations. The new law … read more.

$5 million grant to fund alternative discipline
Fri  Apr 24 2015 04:25PM
The Polk County School board learned Tuesday that the district had received $5 million in grant funds to research the effectiveness of and implement alternative means of discipline. In the pilot program, according to Assistant Superintendent Nancy Woolcock, six schools … read more.

City Hall adds security buzzer
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
And there it was. A sign that said visitors must buzz in, at the City of Lake Wales Municipal Building, where now security measures have been added. Anyone who wants to pay a water bill can still do so in … read more.

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State, National and World News
Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:59PM
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, has been elected as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus. Akinci handily defeated hard-line encumbent … read more.

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:59PM
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the … read more.

More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:58PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The official number of dead from Saturday’s Himalayan earthquake has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicenter are searched. Nepal authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in that … read more.

’Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder
Sun  Apr 26 2015 01:58PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was becoming unhinged in the months before he dressed in a gas mask and body armor and began shooting at a packed midnight “Batman” premiere. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old neuroscience graduate student told a … read more.

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