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Big Kahuna is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge is coming. The special event put on by the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 on Lake Wailes. Staging … read more.
‘Reel ’Em in for Rotary’ fish tournament in November
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary is gearing up for their annual fundraiser, sponsored by local businesses, “Reel ’Em in for Rotary,” a fish tournament to raise money to benefit youth in … read more.
No Trashin’ Just Bassin’
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is gearing up for their 5th Annual “No Trashin’ Just Bassin” Fishing Tournament Fundraiser and Cleanup Event to be held at first light on Saturday, … read more.
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City budget includes wage increase Depot Museum gets $6,000
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales City Commission voted to accept the city budget of $33,953,117 balanced on the rollback millage rate of 8.3638 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The rate will generate the same amount of revenue with the 2014 property values … read more.

FDOT holds open house
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
The Florida Department of Transportation has an open house for the upcoming State Road 17/Scenic Highway construction project in Lake Wales from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane. … read more.

LWCS makes history
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:06PM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools made history Wednesday commemorating the beginning of the charter school system. Members of the original charter school steering committee gathered at the school district headquarters to sign a nameplate to be displayed with the framed … read more.

First Patriot Day observed in Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales has proclaimed Sept. 11, 2014, and all 9/11 dates be observed as Patriot Day and “observed as a national day of observance for those who lost lives on these terrorist acts in 2001,” said Mayor Eugene Fultz in … read more.

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US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a … read more.

Refugees storm Turkey
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for … read more.

3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
BOSTON — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three … read more.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — Next up, India. With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning … read more.

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