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St. Cloud Band holding benefit Sunday to replace aging truck

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer On Sunday, area residents will have the opportunity to take in a musical show featuring some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s performed by a live brass ensemble. At the same time, they’ll be helping the St. Cloud High School Band program to find new transportation to get all its gear to away football games and its other competitions. In short,

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  • Planned Parenthood in Kissimmee to host ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday

    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, along with faith leaders, elected officials, care providers and members of the community, will celebrate the first Planned Parenthood health center in Osceola County at 610 Oak Commons Blvd., Kissimmee, with a ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The new health center will provide a wide-range of health services and education programs with the mission of promoting community and family health, according to a press

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  • Boaters warned about low lake levels

    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Due to low lake levels on Osceola County lakes, boaters are advised to use caution, county officials announced. Water levels are particularly shallow on Lake Jackson, 2 feet deep or less in many areas. While Central Florida has received some rain in the last few days, the are is still in the dry season and boaters should act accordingly. April is typically the driest month of the year in Central

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Meetings/Clubs

County Commission to meet Monday, May 5

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Board Chambers.  The Board Chambers are on the fourth floor of the County Administration Building, located at 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 in Kissimmee. The agenda and back-up information may also be found online at www.osceola.org.  Just click on the “Board Meetings and Agendas” link in the upper left corner of the home page,

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  • Osceola County Commission to meet Monday

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, in the board chambers.  The board chambers are located on the fourth floor of the county administration building, at 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 in Kissimmee. The agenda and back-up information may also be found online at www.osceola.org.  Just click on the “Board Meetings and Agendas” link in the upper left

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  • St. Cloud City Council workshop set for Thursday

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The next St. Cloud City Council workshop will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Cloud City Hall, council chambers, 1300 9th St. or immediately following the St. Cloud Community Redevelopment Agency meeting.

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Schools

High school report cards to be re-issued Thursday

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Osceola County School District announced that, starting Thursday, re-issued report cards can be picked up at all high schools except for Zenith and Challenger. Public Information Officer Dana Schafer said that staff at both those high schools is working closely with the district office to validate all grades and get the report cards printed. Once they are ready, a separate call will be made to parents of Zenith and Challenger

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  • Osceola County schools see improvements in grades

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer When the final batch of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores were released in June, they showed that nearly every grade level in the Osceola County School District saw improvement. The Florida Department of Education recognized Osceola County as one of only five districts to improve in all seven assessment areas. That was reflected when the district revealed the school grades for its elementary, middle,

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  • School Board extends superintendent’s contract

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

    The Osceola County School Board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Melba Luciano, shown above, by two years because it was pleased with her leadership.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School Board showed unwavering support of Superintendent Melba Luciano at its last meeting by extending her contract by two years. Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer said at the June 17 meeting that he wanted to take the step after the board extended her for one year back in 2013. “The superintendent has done a good job and worked well with our board,” he

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