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A Boy’s World
Mon  Mar 19 2018 05:46PM
Kaleb names all the drills, saws, and other hand tools used by his group at Gator Wilderness Camp School. They use the tools to build tents where they live in … Find out how to read more online.
Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:17AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more … Find out how to read more online.
Best ag schools on the planet
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
DeSoto and mid-Florida counties are heavily ag-based. So, why not send your children to learn an agricultural trade at the best school you can afford? Prestigious learning institutions earn such … Find out how to read more online.
Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County, SWAT Clubs thrive
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
The Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County is dedicated to the creation of tobacco-free social norms through a combination of community education, youth advocacy and changes in local tobacco policies. … Find out how to read more online.
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DeSoto schools to have armed officers, metal detectors, new focus on safety
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
DeSoto County schools will soon seem like the Pentagon. Starting in August, police officers will be in all district buildings, including early childhood to adult education. And with increased funding from Tallahassee, the district will boost its precautions with metal … Find out how to read more online.

SHINE volunteers shine at February event
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
Sixty volunteers, including those from DeSoto County, were honored for their commitment to the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program at a ceremony on Feb. 15. SHINE is a Medicare and health-insurance information, counseling and assistance program administered … Find out how to read more online.

West fifth-grader writes winning Rotary essay
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
Cameron Poole, a fifth-grader at West Elementary School, is the winner of the Arcadia Rotary Club essay competition for this year. He wrote about his feeling on the Rotary International 4 Way Test: Is it the truth, Is it fair … Find out how to read more online.

Arcadia Youth Rodeo returns this weekend, free admission
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
The Arcadia rodeo began back in the middle of 1928 when the American Legion wanted to raise money to help pay for a new building. A local businessman who was a member of the American Legion asked a prominent rancher … Find out how to read more online.

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White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is tired of being told “no.” Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of his instincts. After 14 months in … read more.

Extremist slain, 3 dead after rampage in southern France
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
TREBES, France — A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid … read more.

President Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode … read more.

Oregon attorney general considers investigating Facebook
Sat  Mar 24 2018 01:19AM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s attorney general said Friday she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers’ private information. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told The Associated Press … read more.

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