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Deals will be waiting for shoppers in downtown St. Cloud today for Small Business Saturday.

Main Street directors say shop local for Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer After you’ve pushed and shoved your way through the big box stores on Black Friday, shopping may seem like a chore by the weekend. It doesn’t have to be, thanks to Osceola County’s two historic downtowns, where the shops are small, the owners are locals and the deals are waiting. So take a break from the post-Thanksgiving retail frenzy and check out the shops in

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  • St. Cloud to host Thanksgiving event

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff is coordinating the 23rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration for Nov. 22, from noon to 2 p.m., at the St. Cloud Civic Center (3001 17th St.). City of St. Cloud officials are inviting the St. Cloud community to join families, friends, and neighbors to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Doors open up at 11:30 a.m., and turkey and the traditional side items will be

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  • Good news for St. Cloud homebuyers

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Tim Weisheyer Dream Builders Realty Homeownership is back on the table for some St. Cloud Buyers There is good news for homebuyers looking to find their dream home in St. Cloud. Based on data provided in the most recent U.S. Census, the United States Department of Agriculture was planning to eliminate St. Cloud from the eligibility area for the USDA home loan program. The impending change caused a considerable amount

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  • St. Cloud pair arrested in sexual battery case

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    A pair of St. Cloud residents were arrested Monday as Sheriff’s detectives say one sexually battered a minor female victim, while the other knew but did not report it. Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested and charged Larry Ronald Vliet, 47, with three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation victim under 12, two counts of domestic capital sexual battery victim under 12, one count of sexual battery victim physically restrained

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  • Hopper, Askew ready for the run-off

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

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    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Election Day has come and gone, but St. Cloud voters must cast their ballots again to decide the City Council seat 4 race. A run-off election between incumbent Mickey Hopper and political newcomer David Askew will be Dec. 2, although early voting and mail-in ballot options are available. On Tuesday, neither Hopper nor Askew got at least 50 percent plus one vote, the minimum necessary

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  • Rentas, Otero win in Kissimmee; runoff for St. Cloud

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Kissimmee voters re-elected the incumbent and returned a former commissioner to power in the two Kissimmee City Commission races. Wanda Rentas held on to seat 2, defeating Jim Fisher for a second time. The two ran against each other in 2010, the year Rentas became the first Hispanic woman elected to the commission. Rentas, a business analyst with the South Florida Water Management District, got

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  • St. Cloud residents win rodeo royalty in competition

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Jenna Herstich, far left was named Miss Teen Rodeo, while Sheila Shirah, far right, was named Miss Rodeo Florida. Both are from St. Cloud.

    By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette Two of Osceola County’s very own residents were crowned in the 2015 Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant in Okeechobee. Jenna Herstich earned the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida, while Sheila Shirah was named Miss Rodeo Florida. “I’m very excited,” said Shirah, a seventh-generation resident of Osceola County. “Ever since I was little I wanted to be Miss Rodeo Florida. It hasn’t set in yet.”

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