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Senior Circle Happenings
Wed  Oct 1 2014 04:20PM
Senior Circle is a great group to join! Sponsored by Lake Wales Medical Center, Senior Circle keeps seniors in our community active with health related activities and other events that … read more.
Traviss has come a long way
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Things have changed, from an agricultural and mechanical focus to today’s high tech world, through it all Traviss Career Center has kept up with the times and Thursday celebrated 50 … read more.
Forum addresses hunger in the county
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
The Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force held a LEAD (Learn-Engage-Assess-Discuss) forum on hunger in Polk County at the Board of County Commissioner building on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participating … read more.
Two people honored by City of Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Two people were recently honored by the City of Lake Wales. On Aug. 13 in Fort Pierce at the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon, Jose … read more.
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B Street Center needs funds to restart programs
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
The B Street Center needs your help. In a fundraising challenge to glean at least $10,000, the center is asking for community support from businesses, members of the Green and Gold group and “pretty much all of Lake Wales including … read more.

Lake Wales down rival Haines City, 10-6
Fri  Sep 26 2014 10:38PM
Lake Wales had revenge on its mind Friday night when the Highlanders came out under the lights at Legion Field to face Haines City. Not only are the schools traditional rivals, Lake Wales is still smarting over a 55-20 loss … read more.

Extension office marks 100 years
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
Dozens of people came to the Stuart Center in Bartow Saturday to mark the centennial celebration of the Agriculture Extension Service which was established in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. The law is designed as a partnership of the U.S. … read more.

Dancing the night away
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
They put on their dancing shoes and packed the house at the Lakeland Civic Center for the fifth annual Stepping Out for Education gala Friday to raise money for the Polk Education Foundation. The six celebrity dancers, all Polk County … read more.

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State, National and World News
First US Ebola case
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. … read more.

S&P loses ground in September
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor’s 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly … read more.

Tremors raise concern at Japan volcano
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still … read more.

Islamic State may be wary of upsetting Turkey
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
SILOPI, Turkey — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 620-mile fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle’s door. “IS took over last night,” the power plant’s … read more.

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