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LWCS receive backpacks for students in need
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
The Lake Wales Medical Center employees donated 89 backpacks to the Lake Wales Charter Schools for children in need for the upcoming school year. “Every department participated,” said Paula Alford, … read more.
LWCS, LWFD conduct practice bus fire drill
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
Yes, it was a fire drill. Of a bus, actually. Last Tuesday, white smoke filled the Lake Wales Charter School bus in seconds, creeping along the windows in a blinding … read more.
Veterans Outreach Center to open in Lake Wales
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
A veterans outreach center has been established at the Lake Wales American Legion Post 71 to service all veterans of East Polk County. The Veterans Administration funds the money for … read more.
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Student attendance numbers high in LWCS
Wed  Aug 20 2014 04:48PM
Teachers and administrators of the Lake Wales High School exclaimed how excited and pleasant it was to see students awake for classes this year the first two days of school having gone to the later school start time. Students stayed … read more.

Community Calendar
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
MOVIE NIGHT Christian Fellowship Assembly, 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, 16 E. First Street, Frostproof, will be showing the movie “God’s Not Dead.” Everyone is invited. SUN N’ FUN DATES TO REMEMBER Sun N’ Fun, 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland. Call 863-644-2431 for … read more.

Care Center hosts Etiquette Eatery
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
The Lake Wales Care Center hosted its first “Etiquette Eatery,” this summer, providing a place for students in B Street Community Center’s Summer Enrichment and Arts (S.E.A.R.) program to practice good manners in a social situation. B Street Community Center’s … read more.

Society: Sell the trains
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:08AM
Last Thursday, the Historic Society gathered at the Children’s Museum portion of the Depot Museum to hammer out how it plans to deal with the Depot’s financial deficit, one which has the potential of closing the doors of the Depot. … read more.

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Eruption risk rising for volcano in Iceland
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(LA Times) — Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from the popular summer climbing … read more.

US Ebola patients released from hospital
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Both U.S. aid workers who were infected with Ebola in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after having fought off the deadly virus. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an … read more.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, … read more.

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative … read more.

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