September 5, 2015

Headlines Now:

Lake Wales Family YMCA offers Child Care, VPK Before and Afterschool -

Friday, September 4, 2015

Don’t let your A/C maintenance go! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Friday, September 4, 2015

North Central Landfill Closed and No Residential Collection Services on Monday, September 7 -

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lake Wales Man Wanted Fugitive From Justice $$$ CASH REWARD $$$ -

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Melton Goff Named Employee of the Month at Lake Wales Medical Center -

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sherri Gammons Arrested in Death of Her Ex-Husband Aundra Gammons -

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Convicted Felon Arrested In Lake Wales With Fully Loaded Assault Rifle & Drugs After Traffic Stop -

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Well Known Lake Wales Tae Kwon Do Instructor Chase Woolman Arrested on Sex Charges -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Winter Haven Police Investing a Shooting That Left a Man with a Gunshot Wound to His Buttocks -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DNA Technology Leads to Murder Indictment in 2008 PCSO Homicide Investigation -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lake Wales Man Wanted Fugitive From Justice $$$ Cash Reward $$$ -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Man Crashes Car While Taking Selfie with Passangers -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Atlas V Rocket Launch Made Beautiful Sites in the Morning Sky -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lakeland Woman Charged with Grand Theft, Carrying Concealed Firearm -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lake Wales Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CLOGGED ARTERIES POSE MAJOR HEALTH RISKS -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

6th Annual Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Don’t Let Your A/C Maintenance Go! You Need To Get Your A/C System Checked and Cleaned by the Professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wanted Fugitive From Justice $$$ Cash Reward -

Monday, August 31, 2015

LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER PLANS BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER – Pink Pajama Party -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Amateur Radio Club Picnic

What was the first “Social Network”? Facebook? Twitter? AOL chat rooms? If you answered with any of those you are incorrect. The answer is amateur radio (ham radio). Hams have been socializing globally for the better part of a century, yes, almost 100 years.

While cell phones, texting, IM and email may be the new standards of communications, they have one tremendous Achilles heel. Infrastructure!

Remember the 2004 hurricane season?

Unplug your phone line, take the battery out of your cell phone and disconnect your internet. Now get a message to a friend or relative thousands of miles away. Short of using the pony express you would be hard pressed to get that message thru, at least in any reasonable time frame. Solution? Amateur Radio.

Amateur Radio operators have been doing just that for many years. On 9/11 ham radio was there in support of the communications breakdown and overloaded systems in New York. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the recent tornados across the U.S., and just last year in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy devasated the area, hams where there.

Whether a simple message to a parent that their child is safe and sound or a critical message that urgent care is needed, radio will work.

Hams rely on their electronic and technical skills to communicate with other hams anywhere on the planet and beyond. No, not aliens but with the International Space station (ISS). Regular contacts are made between schools and the ISS for educational purposes.

Our local Amateur Radio club, the (LWRA) Lake Wales repeater association is having its winter picnic this Saturday at Kiwanis Park on the shores of Lake Wailes at noon. If you have an interest in learning more about Amateur Radio feel free to stop by and visit.
You can also visit them on the web at www.lwra.us.

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