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A curious incident happened recently in the Arcadia post office. It was a busy day and all four employees were actively helping customers. The manager was out there, as well. Suddenly she dropped what she was doing ... and ran out of the area. Simultaneously the three other working ladies ju…

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The Twentieth Century Literary Club met at the gracious country home of Heather Prevatt on Feb. 25. Ladies were welcomed by hostesses Jolaine Konstantinidis, Michele Keen and Heather into a home beautifully decorated as a continuation of the Chinese New Year celebration that lasts two weeks …

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Members and guests of Arcadia Literary Club attended a matinee performance of the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” on Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. In attendance were Susan Barnes, Diane Baxley and sister Nancy Arrington, Beau Carson and husband Peter, Heidi de Jo…

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Arcadia writer/historian Carol Mahler performs original songs during the Fort Chokonikla reenactment, rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9-10 at Paynes Creek Historic State Park, 888 Lake Branch Road, Bowling Green. Rain had earlier postponed the popular event.

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In a recent moment of nostalgia, I was rereading an old favorite, “Charlotte’s Web.” And when Charlotte essentially sacrifices her life to save her best friend, Wilbur (sorry for the spoiler, if a book published in 1952 can still have spoilers)—it still gets me all choked up.

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The 2019 Taterhill BBQ Cook Off was held this past Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Arcadia. The friendly competition raised funds for the new Arcadia Boys & Girls Club. Over 300 meals were purchased throughout the day. Dr. Jeff Johnson, a DeSoto County High School alum, purchased 1…

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The artisans of Big Tree RV Park in Arcadia will present their biennial show on Tuesday March 5 in the clubhouse at the park, 2626 NE U.S. Highway Hwy 70. Although they create all year long, they have concentrated on special projects for the past two seasons.

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L&E Club members met at the lovely home of Nancy Ambler on Feb. 5 for their monthly meeting. Co-hostesses for the event were Edith Wildt and Shelia Knoche. Members enjoyed blueberry poundcake.

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If you are an artist or craftsperson living in Arcadia and you would like to show your work where it might sell better, consider a trip to the Florida Keys. I lived in the Keys since 1984 as a long-staying snowbird, and earned my living as a craftsperson and artist doing some of these shows.

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Little Willies RV Resort held the 11th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on Feb. 18. BonWorth of Port Charlotte supplied the fashions.

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The DeSoto County Chapter of the NAACP holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year in order to give two qualifying DeSoto High School seniors $1,000 scholarships before going off to college. The NAACP Scholarship Freedom Fund Banquet will be held March 22 at the Turner Agri-Civ…

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Clint Johnson, a 1971 graduate of DeSoto County High School, has published his 14th history book with a major publisher. “Tin Cans & Greyhounds: The Destroyers That Won Two World Wars” was released Tuesday by Regnery History of Washington, D.C. The book traces the history of naval destro…

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