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Letters to the editor for August 2, 2014

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Oliverio not accepting money To the Editor: As a former Osceola School Board member, I remember the days when one could run for office and not have to raise exorbitant amounts of money.  However, I saw that change while I was in the midst of serving in the early nineties.  As I ran for office a second time, I found that money had become the most vital ingredient in a

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  • Good news hard to find without reading glasses

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Mary Schmich Tribune Media Some days when the misery, mayhem and free-floating lunacy of the world are too much to absorb, when any effort to absorb it all feels pointless to the point of masochistic, I go in search of a little good news. But before I can read the news, I have to search for my reading glasses. Where are they? I tap my chest. Not tucked under my

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  • Right decision was made for OHS students

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Jay Wheeler School Board Earlier this month, the Superintendent Melba Luciano called to inform me that Osceola High School will be going to a seven-period class schedule for the 2014-15 upcoming school year. She explained that this change was being made to align with the Florida Department of Education’s End Of Course (EOC) exam schedule. My first question was, “How’s the OHS Principal with this change?” She said that this

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  • Letters to the Editor for July 27, 2014

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Check candidate qualifications To the Editor: I have great news for the people of Osceola County. Those of us who are employees, parents, students and stakeholders of the School District of Osceola County will be excited to learn that we have two amazing, super-qualified candidates seeking school board positions. In district 4, Barbara Horn is seeking another term to complete the  work that she has begun.  She is currently a

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  • Put these great summer reads on your list

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Mary Schmich Tribune Media It’s summertime and the summer reading lists are flowing. Here’s one more for your pile. Not all the books I’ve listed are new, but they’re books I’ve read and enjoyed in the past year. 1) “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout Reading anything by Strout, who wrote the hugely successful “Olive Kitteridge,” feels like sinking into a well-cushioned chair. Jim is the older and more successful

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  • Dispensing travel advice is its own journey

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Mary Schmich Tribune Media A young man I know is leaving soon on his first trip to Europe. Going abroad is a common rite of passage, and anyone who has had the luck to do it before being caged by adulthood knows that, like a first heartbreak or a first cup of decent coffee, it is a transformation. You go away. Far away. You see things you’d only dreamed of

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  • Remember to drain and cover

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Belinda Johnson-Cornett Osceola County Health Department Florida Department of Health in Osceola County advises the public to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquito bites. To date there has been four confirmed cases of imported chikungunya fever in Osceola County. Chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) fever is a virus spread by bites from an infected mosquito. In all four cases, the infected person traveled outside of the US and became symptomatic once they

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