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Good job: Osceola continues to land premier events

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

March should be a special month in Kissimmee as two premier events will make their debuts at the Silver Spurs Arena. Earlier this year, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association selected Kissimmee to host its RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo for the next 10 years, beginning March 25-28. Then, this week, it was learned that the Florida High School Athletic Association would bring its state wrestling finals to Kissimmee for the

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  • Letters to the Editor for September 20, 2014

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Final expansion of Poinciana Boulevard? To the Editor: Really, Commissioner Arrington. Completing Poinciana Boulevard to U.S. Highway 17-92 in your vernacular means the completion of the highway for the Poinciana residents? Then we are once again left with another bottleneck, better known as a two-lane road beginning at “Crescent Lakes” for six-plus miles all the way to Poinciana. By now the Poinciana Boulevard project must be an embarrassment to you

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  • Finding your roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Cal Thomas Tribune Media From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity’s past would then come out one by one and tell stories of the celebrity’s early life. A modern-day version of that program is “Finding

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  • White patches on child’s skin could be vitiligo

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette I recently saw a 10-year-old patient for her routine physical. One of her mother’s concerns was that her daughter had “white patches” under both arms. Once I examined her, I told her mother that the “white patches” were actually due to Vitiligo, an acquired disorder of pigment loss. Vitiligo is caused by a reduction in functional melanocytes, the cells that cause pigmentation in

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  • Come discover the treasures of Osceola County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Donna Sines Community Vision How do you assure residents feel a greater sense of belonging in Osceola County? One answer was to invite everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to Discover Osceola. In 1996, Community Vision conducted visioning and outreach efforts involving thousands of residents.  It became evident that some people felt disconnected from Osceola County.  When asked the simple question “Where is home?” it was rare that anyone said

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  • Let’s start talking more about domestic violence

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    What the death of actor Robin Williams did for the discussion of suicide, we hope disgraced former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will do for domestic violence. A man striking a woman is never, ever OK. It should land every suspect in jail every time. Victims are sometimes afraid to seek help and that’s why we hope the recent Rice incident will hopefully get them to speak up. There

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  • Letters to the Editor for September 13, 2014

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Signage needs to be corrected To the Editor: We have not learned from our past mistakes. Changing Boggy Creek Road signs to Simpson Road without temporarily keeping both names will be a nightmare for our many visitors and tourists relying on maps and GPS to navigate. It was a nightmare 20 years ago when Dart Boulevard became Osceola Parkway during the day and tourists returning from theme parks got lost

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