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Take a look at the Leader in Me
Fri  May 22 2015 04:25PM
Polk Avenue Elementary Principal Gail Quam couldn’t have been more happy when the school held their Leadership Day, a culmination of what the students are doing in their leadership development … read more.
Care Center buys Decosey property
Fri  May 22 2015 04:08PM
Take one look at Downtown Lake Wales and there is always something changing. This time, it is the Lake Wales Care Center, which has put one more footprint in Historic … read more.
Entertainers wanted for Pride in the Park
Fri  May 22 2015 05:02PM
Are you the next voice or “American Idol”? Is your band or musical group ready to venture out of your garage and onto a public stage? Maybe you have your … read more.
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Girls can do anything a boy can
Fri  May 22 2015 04:58PM
Take a few members from the Lake Wales chapter of the American Association of University Women, add some school teachers and a pile of girls selected to participate, mix in some yellow T-shirts, and a day of activities, this equals … read more.

Awaken Church members help at Haitian orphanage
Fri  May 22 2015 05:31PM
Awaken Church of Lake Wales is welcoming home its six church members sent to Port Au Prince, Haiti to help with a girls’ orphanage May 21-25. They joined the organization Haiti’s Hope, The team members attending who are now home … read more.

Senior night vandalism at LWHS
Fri  May 22 2015 05:17PM
Vandalism on Senior Night is something many high schools have to deal with, but Lake Wales High School Donna Dunson said this Senior Night incident went too far. Describing the painting of the school’s poles with “inappropriate slurs” about a … read more.

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Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. … read more.

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some … read more.

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to … read more.

UN looks into aid possibly diverted to Syrian military
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says it is looking into reports that aid to Syrian civilians may have been diverted to Syria’s military. UNICEF is “extremely concerned at reports that some of its humanitarian supplies in Syria … read more.

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