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The DeSoto County Guardian ad Litem Program is court appointed to represent abused/neglected/abandoned children, advocating for their best interests. There are slightly under 100 children in the court system that local donors ensured had an exciting Christmas morning: Arcadia Moose Lodge 132…

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As part of a new grant funded program for DeSoto County, the nonprofit Hanley Foundation starting this month offers a free parenting program at the DeSoto Public Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. “Family time is time well spent” is the Hanley Foundation motto, and we want to keep t…

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The DeSoto County Historical Society welcomes everyone to a “Show and Tell” event at noon on (Thursday) Jan. 10 at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of N. Orange Avenue and Effie Street. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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This year, more than 2,300 DeSoto County elementary school students participated in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Attendance Awareness poster contest, funded by The Patterson Foundation. The annual contest is held during Attendance Awareness Month to promote outstanding att…

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The DeSoto County Guardian ad Litem Program is court appointed to represent abused/neglected/abandoned children, advocating for their best interests. There are slightly under 100 children in the court system that local donors ensured had an exciting Christmas morning: Arcadia Moose Lodge 132…

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 5 children are obese, and in Florida that ratio is even higher, with 1 in 4 kids facing obesity. To help battle rising obesity rates, national health leaders are partnering up to teach children how to properly prepare healthy hom…

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As part of a new grant funded program for DeSoto County, the nonprofit Hanley Foundation starting this month offers a free parenting program at the DeSoto Public Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. “Family time is time well spent” is the Hanley Foundation motto, and we want to keep t…

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The DeSoto County Historical Society welcomes everyone to a “Show and Tell” event at noon on (Thursday) Jan. 10 at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of N. Orange Avenue and Effie Street. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway.

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This year, more than 2,300 DeSoto County elementary school students participated in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Attendance Awareness poster contest, funded by The Patterson Foundation. The annual contest is held during Attendance Awareness Month to promote outstanding att…

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If ever there’s an emergency and we need to call for an ambulance, you hope that you’re getting the best trained first-response team available.

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For the South Florida State College graduates gathered in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 13, the 2018 commencement ceremony was a time to celebrate.

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While others were sleeping or getting in some Christmas shopping, over 4,000 individuals from surrounding counties on Dec. 15 congregated at Sarasota National Cemetery to celebrate the placement of national wreaths on designated gravesites.

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Don’t think you dream ... or don’t remember those images flowing across your mind every night? No matter. It has been proven beyond doubt that everyone dreams—often many times per night.

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Theodosia Shannon’s academic career began with a wrong turn. But with self-determination, she steered herself back on course and found focus and structure in her life. She graduates with an Occupational Certificate in Basic Corrections from South Florida State College at the Fall Commencemen…

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The 6th annual John Schudel Memorial Tournament played out Saturday at DeSoto County High School. The event brings 21 Florida academic teams to DeSoto County for a Jeopardy-style contest. Some 16 schools and 86 competitors participated in the all-day round-robin at DeSoto High.

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For those who are interested in nature study, it’s intriguing to consider what areas are the “hottest” in terms of biodiversity. You might think it would be the official nature preserves, but this is often not the case. Sometimes it is land preserved for other purposes as forest, recreationa…

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I didn’t wear glasses until college, which was before I believed in North Dakota. During a lecture hall class, I found myself squinting to see the chalkboard at a distance. After seeing an optometrist, I realized my vision wasn’t that great. As it turns out, I’m near-sighted.

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