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Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:26PM
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
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:26PM
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
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:24PM
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
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:24PM
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
Tue  Jul 29 2014 04:24PM
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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‘Prolonged’ Gaza war threat
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and … read more.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from … read more.

Veterans’ health care deal: $17B
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday. The … read more.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of … read more.

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