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YMCA receives grant funds from Duke Energy
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Duke Energy, through conversations with and help from the The Business, Civic and Ministry Coalition of Lake Wales, presented an $8,000 grant to the Lake Wales YMCA after school program … read more.
Greenfields have green thumbs, grow veggies
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Perhaps it is just a coincidence, or was just meant to be, but Faye and Lynn Greenfield have been gardening and growing vegetables since the 1970s on their homestead beside … read more.
Easter Bunny comes to breakfast at Eagle Ridge Mall
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with local children until April 19 at Eagle Ridge Mall. Easter Bunny photo hours can be found at Eagle Ridge Mall is celebrating … read more.
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Fatal crash under investigation
Thu  Apr 17 2014 04:30PM
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a fatal crash investigation at 19300 Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road in Lake Wales. The call was received at approximately 2:29 p.m., today, Thursday, April … read more.

City meeting brief
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
It was a short but productive meeting at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, perhaps in light of the Community Passover Seder that was going on simultaneously at the First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Unity in Community and the church. Four … read more.

Four hospitalized following 3-vehicle crash
Tue  Apr 15 2014 03:33PM
An early morning crash sent four people to the hospital today. According to Lake Wales Police reports, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the vicinity of U.S. 27 and Owens Road, a bus carrying fruit workers was traveling in the outside … read more.

Getting ready for the future
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
For two Wednesday afternoons a month the second floor of the Bartow Public Library has a full house for five hours. It’s students from the Professional Opportunity Program for Students learning a little something more than they ever could at … read more.

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Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Back in 1971, two South Dakota teens vanished on their way to a party. Now the 43-year-old mystery of their disappearance has been solved by the ebb and flow of a dirty creek and the … read more.

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the four parties gathered Thursday in Geneva — the U.S., European Union, Ukraine and … read more.

Oklahoma gay marriage case before US appeals court
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
DENVER (AP) — An appeals court in Denver is hearing its second gay marriage case in two weeks. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case from Oklahoma on Thursday. That is one week … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

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