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best. summer. ever.
Thu  May 11 2017 08:30AM
Parents planning for ways to entertain and educate their children during the summer months can start planning now as registration is open for a series of summer camps. Themes range … Find out how to read more online.
‘Firecracker’ pageant seeks sponsors, contestants
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The second annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant will take place during the town’s Independence Day celebration Saturday, July 1 at DeVane Park. Heatherly Ever After is … Find out how to read more online.
Mother’s Day tea, purse auction a ‘great success’
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — As if spending the afternoon with girlfriends and fellow moms for tea wasn’t enough fun, the GFWC Jr. Woman’s Club upped the ante with a purse auction. … Find out how to read more online.
Amtryke wish fulfilled for 5 riders
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — At the Heart of Florida AMBUCS ‘Bowl for Bikes Fun Raiser’ held Feb. 26, Frannie Gillilan had this wish. “We have five Tryke recipients on our wish list … Find out how to read more online.
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A political book for every occasion
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
Whether you’re satisfied and optimistic about 2017 politics, or you’re anxious and feeling rebellious, there’s a political book for you. In fact, there are already an astounding amount of books for and against the 45th President of the United States, … Find out how to read more online.

HAL Artist Reception honors Mother’s Day
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — This month the featured artists at the Highlands Art League’s reception are local artist mothers and their artist children. The celebration of Mother’s Day includes artists Donna Scherlacher and her daughter Holly; Beverly Marshall and her daughter Tina … Find out how to read more online.

Toby’s Clown School graduate is ‘International Clown of the Year’
Thu  May 18 2017 09:40AM
LAKE PLACID –– Crissy “Miz Daisy” Melnitzke from Winter Haven, a 2007 graduate of Toby’s Clown School, has been chosen Clowns of America International Clown of the Year. “The Clown of the Year exemplifies the true meaning of what it … Find out how to read more online.

LPHS graduates net more than $500,000 in college scholarships
Thu  May 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Proud parents armed with cameras crowded into the Commons of Lake Placid High School for the Class of 2017 Scholarship, Award and Recognition Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 11. Students were honored for their accomplishments in academics, … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing
Mon  May 22 2017 09:02PM
HOWELL, N.J. — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press reported. The emaciated … read more.

NASA orders up urgent repairs at space station
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans … read more.

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
AMMAN, Jordan — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been … read more.

Stepmother of slain boy: ‘pain compliance does not work’
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints, according … read more.

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