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Open houses set for back to school information

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Osceola County students head back to school on Monday, Aug. 18. The Osceola County School District has set the dates and times for all open houses. The open house for all high schools will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. All middle schools’ open houses will be Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Elementary and K-8 schools will have open house

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  • City to hold 6th school supply drive

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    St. Cloud Teachers spend up $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies each year, according to the Kids in Need Foundation. The city of St. Cloud hopes to eliminate that cost. The city of St. Cloud will be hosting its sixth annual city of St. Cloud School Supply Drive from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15 at City Hall, building A, third level. The drive will run Monday through Friday

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  • Sheriff’s Ag/Marine Unit has rural Osceola County covered

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer From the edge of Kissimmee’s city limits, you can drive for about 25 minutes and end up in the middle of nowhere. Osceola County is big — the sixth largest in land mass in the state — and much of it is that kind of wide-open space, marshes and waterways. With those rural parts of the county, mostly south and east of St. Cloud, a

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  • Students get chance to shine at StART Osceola showcase event Saturday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor St. Cloud High School is usually a much quieter place in the summer,  but  for the past two weeks, it has been bustling with aspiring performing arts students from around Osceola County as part of stART Osceola, a performing arts camp. Some 160 students, representing 20 middle schools and high schools from throughout the county, have been involved in the intensive camp, which features

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  • St. Cloud events, activities planned for August

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of recreational programs and activities year-round. Staff is preparing for various programs/events offered to the community in August, including: • Water Safety Instructor Class: Aug. 1, 2, 8, and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Chris Lyle Aquatic Center (3001 17th St.) for people 16 years old and up. Register at The fee is

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  • St. Cloud’s Foshey at the top of his game

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Longtime observers say that there has never been a tennis player like Trevor Foshey in Osceola County. A two-time high school state tournament qualifier, Foshey is listed among the top 60 in his class nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network and he is ranked among the top five Boys 18s in the USTA Florida rankings. “It’s been going pretty well,” Foshey, from St. Cloud, said.

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  • St. Cloud employees step up to save the life of a coworker

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    From left, city of St. Cloud employees Jack Lovejoy, Felix Rodriguez and Matt Baker smile for a photo at City Hall. Rodriguez’s coworkers rallied around when he became gravely ill.

    By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Conversations about life and death medical decisions are usually a family matter. But when Felix Rodriguez got so sick in February that doctors put him in a medically induced coma, the 42-year-old St. Cloud resident and Public Services employee had no relatives at his side. Lucky for him he had friends. Jeff Hewitt and Jack Lovejoy, his buddies and fellow St. Cloud city employees,

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