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A new schedule: Study and eat
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales High School will see some changes with the new school day beginning with the next 2014-2015 school year. Two of those changes will have an extreme influence on … read more.
LWCS ends year with surplus
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools should end its year in the black with an anticipated surplus of $194,000 in the school coffers. Anticipating at the beginning of the year to … read more.
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ALS Association partners with Tampa Bay Rays
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
On Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, Tropicana Field will become Lou Gehrig’s house, when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees for the annual ALS Awareness Game at 1:40 p.m. ALS supporters will sit together in a special … read more.

READPolk gains 26 volunteers
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Twenty-six people showed up Saturday and were trained to become volunteers for READPolk at a workshop held there. That adds to the 130 volunteers trained to teach those with low literacy skills in Polk County. However, getting the word out … read more.

PSC student makes club history
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
For the first time, a Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School student has placed first in a national competition for aspiring health professionals. In late June, HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) held its annual National Leadership Conference in … read more.

Don’t fear the thunder
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
With the Florida summertime weather pattern, a common complaint I hear from pet owners is that their pets are disruptive or destructive when they hear loud noises like thunder. There are many different classifications of anxiety in pets including thunderstorm, … read more.

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S&P 500 ekes record high
Thu  Jul 24 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Apple’s earnings topped Wall Street expectations, helped by rising shipments … read more.

40 bodies returned to Dutch soil
Thu  Jul 24 2014 01:19AM
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully … read more.

Cease-fire talks advance
Thu  Jul 24 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll … read more.

US flights dodge Tel Aviv
Wed  Jul 23 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over … read more.

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