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Fantastic Sams this month celebrates 10 years in Arcadia. Scott Brown and his family own the family hair-care business, one of six they operate in southwest Florida. Brown answered a few questions about the shop at 1719 E. Oak St.

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Hello, everyone. My name is Nalana Walls, I am a survivor. I’ve been abused, by others and by my worst enemy, me ... but I have endured.

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When I was 8 years old my mom took me to Tarpon Springs to watch the sponge divers. They would slip underwater in those scary looking suits, then in a little bit they would surface with a basket full of sponges. It was the divingsuits that got my attention—to an 8 year old in the early 1950s…

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When a few locals heard a funeral home with long ties in Arcadia may be linked to a national chain gobbling up such places, they voiced immediate displeasure, marching over to confront the local owners whose time in town is historic.

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Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) helps pay some of the out-of-pocket health care costs that Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t pay. It isn’t a government benefit, like Parts A and B. Plans are offered through private insurance companies. It’s your decision whether to buy a plan…

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You snagged that great job at the hot new tech startup where they play ping-pong on scooters. Congratulations! Your title is probably something like “chief dreamer,” “director of awesome,” or something else vague and millennial-friendly. Now you get an email from the HR director (whose busin…

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Floridians are finding the lowest pump prices since April. The state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.64; 28 cents less than this year’s high, and 25 cents more than this time last year.

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Bonnie Molloy from the Arcadia Radio Shack and the Arcadian newspaper teamed up to give DeSoto County football players a big “Thank You” for their successful season with a pizza party at the Radio Shack store.

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About a third of people eligible for Medicare have opted to get their benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). These plans are offered by private health insurance companies approved by the federal government. Medicare Advantage plans combine doctor and hospital coverage in one pl…

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Early voting in DeSoto County ends Saturday at 3 p.m. Check for the correct voting precinct. Polls open for the general election on Nov. 6 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) is one of the times of the year that changes can be made to your Medicare coverage. For Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) and Medicare prescription drug plans, there’s an Annual Election Period when you can sign-up for change or dise…

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Gas prices in Florida have declined for the past 12 days, falling 6 cents during that time. Sunday’s state average of $2.76 per gallon is 4 cents less than a week ago. However, Florida motorists still pay 3 cents per gallon more than last month, and 33 cents more than this time last year.

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The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame needs help finding its next crop of honorees. The organization has inducted 186 members to date. Nominations are being sought for the Class of 2019, which will be welcomed on March 8 in Lakeland.

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