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Animal Services to have final push for national Rachael Ray adoption challenge

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Osceola County Animal Services will need the public’s help in making their adoption mission “Michigan Possible.” This event, held at the temporary satellite shelter on 3096 Michigan Ave. today, is the shelter’s last push for the 2014 Rachael Ray $100K Adoption Challenge, which ends Sunday. Competing with other shelters across the country, Animal Services already has passed its total adoption numbers in the challenge last

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  • Osceola County Animal Services reports first rabies case of 2014

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Osceola County Animal Services is urging residents to take the necessary precautions against rabies after reporting its first case this year. A rabid cat was found in a rural area near the southeastern shore of Lake Tohopekaliga. It serves as a reminder of the importance of avoiding contact with stray animals and keeping pets vaccinated against the deadly disease, Animal Services officials said. The appearance of a sick cat was

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  • Osceola Council on Aging earns top Meals on Wheels program award

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Kitchen workers, Jason Lopes, left, and Roderick Rivers prepare meals for Meals on Wheels at the Osceola County Council on Aging near Kissimmee on Thursday,

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For the Osceola County Council on Aging, this is the time of year when all its hard work finally pays off. It is the recipient of two awards: Top Meals on Wheels Program by the Meals on Wheels Association of America and the 2014 Florence R. Goldman Senior Center Award. It is the second time that Osceola won the Goldman Award since 2000. The local

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  • Public defender’s summer camp keeps teens on track

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm


    By Rosalyn Gist Porter For the News-Gazette Two dozen teenage members of the Buenaventura Lakes Branch of the Boys & Girls Club recently participated in a Law Summer Camp conducted by the office of Orange-Osceola Public Defender Robert Wesley. The Law Camp was no “Scared Straight” program for troubled teens. The enthusiastic, ambitious youth participated in the program that was designed to keep participants on the road to success. Teens

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  • County, Audubon approve settlement

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County Commission approved a settlement with Audubon Florida last week that resolves the conservation group’s objections to changes county staff made to the Conservation Element of its Comprehensive Plan in April. It also avoids a possible lawsuit over the changes. As part of the agreement, the county will modify eight policies that were part of revisions to the plan commissioners initially approved April

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  • Quiñones, Janer claim County Commission wins

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County district 2 Commissioner John “Q” Quiñones will face an opponent who is no stranger to political campaigns but is a rookie as a candidate, in his bid for re-election in the Nov. 4 general election. Quiñones, the Republican, will face Democrat Viviana Janer, a Kissimmee internal auditor who worked on President Barack Obama’s Osceola County re-election campaign in 2008. The two won their

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  • Steffee Landing opens Shingle Creek to boaters’ exploration

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer What Mother Nature created in Osceola County, the people who work and live here have perfected. A major piece of the 10-mile long Shingle Creek Regional Park re-opened on Friday at Steffee Landing, located a bridge walk away from the parking area on U.S. Highway 192 across the street from the Osceola County Welcome Center and Museum. Bike, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals starting at

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