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The News isn’t going anywhere
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
I was getting a cup of coffee at the Arcade Coffee Shop the other day and someone said “Hey, I hear you guys are leaving town?” It took me a … read more.
HELP campaign launched to raise funds for Center
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
A HELP campaign was launched in October by the Green & Gold Foundation with a goal of $10,000 from public support to begin to raise the “B” Street Community Center … read more.
Community Calendar
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Bok Tower Garden Carillon concerts, 1 and 3 p.m. daily. Call: 863-676-1408. Lake Wales Depot Museum, 325 S. Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m-4 p.m., Saturdays. Closed … read more.
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Our Children’s Academy plans building program
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Beginning with a classroom and a multi-purpose room, the Our Children’s Academy launched its capital building campaign Thursday night at a Meet and Greet presentation at the Lake Wales Country Club. The new property is handily behind the school’s current … read more.

Charter Schools students perform at Eagle Ridge Mall
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
On Saturday, Nov. 8, Lake Wales Charter School students provided entertainment for the second annual Senior Expo at Eagle Ridge Mall. Lake Wales High School Band played a variety of popular tunes outside the mall from 9 to 9:45 a.m. … read more.

Student Lighthouse team makes presentation
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
On Oct. 23, the Polk Avenue Student Lighthouse Team made a presentation to the Polk Leadership Group held at Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City. This was a public speaking opportunity for the team to share the “Seven Habits … read more.

PSC Theatre presents ‘The Learned Ladies’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Polk State Theatre’s season of comedies continues this month with “The Learned Ladies,” a French farce that critics have described as “hilarious” and a “satirical masterpiece.” Penned by Molière in 1672 and translated into rhyming couplets by Pulitzer Prize-winning author … read more.

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State, National and World News
Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park. … read more.

Man ID’d who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday at a press … read more.

Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were … read more.

Kenya’s deputy president condemns extremist attack
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s deputy president has denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation’s military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia. William Ruto, speaking on national broadcasting Sunday, said … read more.

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