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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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Israeli strike hits school market area
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers … read more.

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the … read more.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and … read more.

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies … read more.

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