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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Davenport - After his brother got a call to go to Afghanistan, Joel Rodriguez, one of the owners of Ovation Bistro & Bar Restaurant was already out of the military. After giving it some thought, he decided that he wasn't going to let his younger brother go to war alone, so he signed back on with the National Guard that way they could deploy together. Talk about brotherly love and dedication to your country, right?

   Last month, we had the honor of interviewing Joel and the story that he shared with us was, undeniably, amazing.

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By: Melody K. Morales, Contributing Writer.

Haines City - Today (November 11), the City of Haines City celebrated Veterans Day. During the event, the City recognized one special person. Meet the Haines City Veteran of the Year, our Founder and Editor-in-Chief Marielys Camacho-Reyes (M.C. Reyes).

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Winter Haven - Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird is seeking residents of Winter Haven, who are over the age of 18, to participate in the Winter Haven Police Leadership Council. The dates for the council will be held every other Tuesday beginning in January until the end of April 2020.

   The Council will consist of approximately 20 members who will serve voluntarily and meet every other Tuesday from 6 – 9 p.m. with Chief Bird and agency members from both Police and Fire for a total of eight meetings. The Council will begin on January 21, 2020. Participants will be asked to complete assignments and provide feedback on Department operations.

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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Davenport - For much of his childhood, Brandon's mother was a single working mom. Despite wonderful support from his grandparents, she still worked her fingers to the bone to provide for her family and, somehow, managed to achieve work-life balance. As he grew up, Brandon realized that their story wasn't uncommon and that many people were not nearly as blessed as they were. He then realized that we all can be advocates for families like that and make a real difference in their lives that can have a compounding effect on their futures.

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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Auburndale - This month, on The Student Leader of the Month, we want to feature a student from Auburndale High School who has used her leadership role to make a difference in her school. We had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Powell, and this is what she shared with us:

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Davenport - On October 11-12, the City of Davenport, in partnership with Florida BBQ Association offered one of the most awaited events of the year... the Big Belly BBQ Battle.

   On Friday and Saturday, Market Street was filled with the delicious aroma of the many BBQ pits that visited us from around the area to showcase their exquisite dishes. From delicious pulled pork to homemade buffalo mac and cheese, the BBQ competitors had all kinds of dishes to meet everyone's expectations... including mine.

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Lakeland - In preparation for Veterans day, our good friends at the Harry R. Alexander Memorial M.O.P.H Chapter 535 would like to invite those interested in purchasing an engraved brick around their purple heart monument to do so by either contacting them at (863) 647-2112 or by sending an email to srhillery@gmail.com.

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Lakeland - On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Lakeland Fire Department recognized two teens at the City of Lakeland, FL - Government Commission Meeting for taking life-saving actions to help a near-drowning patient.

   This is what happened:

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