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Big Kahuna is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge is coming. The special event put on by the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 on Lake Wailes. Staging … read more.
‘Reel ’Em in for Rotary’ fish tournament in November
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary is gearing up for their annual fundraiser, sponsored by local businesses, “Reel ’Em in for Rotary,” a fish tournament to raise money to benefit youth in … read more.
No Trashin’ Just Bassin’
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is gearing up for their 5th Annual “No Trashin’ Just Bassin” Fishing Tournament Fundraiser and Cleanup Event to be held at first light on Saturday, … read more.
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City budget includes wage increase Depot Museum gets $6,000
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales City Commission voted to accept the city budget of $33,953,117 balanced on the rollback millage rate of 8.3638 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The rate will generate the same amount of revenue with the 2014 property values … read more.

FDOT holds open house
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
The Florida Department of Transportation has an open house for the upcoming State Road 17/Scenic Highway construction project in Lake Wales from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane. … read more.

LWCS makes history
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:06PM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools made history Wednesday commemorating the beginning of the charter school system. Members of the original charter school steering committee gathered at the school district headquarters to sign a nameplate to be displayed with the framed … read more.

First Patriot Day observed in Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales has proclaimed Sept. 11, 2014, and all 9/11 dates be observed as Patriot Day and “observed as a national day of observance for those who lost lives on these terrorist acts in 2001,” said Mayor Eugene Fultz in … read more.

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Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
Sun  Sep 21 2014 01:19AM
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russia militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign … read more.

Kurds race to Syria
Sun  Sep 21 2014 01:00AM
BEIRUT — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the … read more.

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis
Sun  Sep 21 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there’s no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled … read more.

Potential push to expand US military effort
Sun  Sep 21 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for … read more.

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