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Managing invasive plants meeting July 31

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Managing invasive plants in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is the topic of a July 31 public meeting hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is in Kissimmee from 6-8 p.m. in the fourth-floor County Commission Chambers, Osceola County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square.  A live webcast will be available through the County’s website at http://www.osceola.org/meetingsportal/265-10013-0/county_meetings/MeetingList/0.cfm?view=upcoming. The goal of this meeting is to provide updates,

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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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Meetings/Clubs

Managing invasive plants meeting July 31

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Managing invasive plants in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is the topic of a July 31 public meeting hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is in Kissimmee from 6-8 p.m. in the fourth-floor County Commission Chambers, Osceola County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square.  A live webcast will be available through the County’s website at http://www.osceola.org/meetingsportal/265-10013-0/county_meetings/MeetingList/0.cfm?view=upcoming. The goal of this meeting is to provide updates,

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  • 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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Schools

School District budget includes millage rate drop

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School District Tuesday tentatively agreed on a budget for the 2014-15 school year that was just under $800 million. At the first of two public hearings about the budget this week, District Chief Business and Finance Officer Todd Seis said that $138.92 million of the $799.56 million in funding would come from county-generated property taxes. The millage rate for homeowners is dropping

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  • 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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