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By: Staff Writer.

Orlando - On January 19, at the House of Blues in Disney's Springs, Manuel Oliver, father of Parkland victim Joaquin Oliver, delivered a heartbreaking one-man show as part of his "Change The Ref" initiate against gun violence.

In this show, he honored the life of Joaquin (AKA GUAC) via a theatrical re-enactment of the 17 years he was able to share with him before he was brutally murdered by a gunman at Marjorie Stone Douglas High School on February 14, 2014. 16 other people were also murdered during what's considered one of the deadliest schools shooting in the nation in the past years.

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By: Melody Morales, Contributing Writer.

Polk County - Think of a time when someone you looked up to had a major positive impact in your life. What role did this person play? What lessons did you learn from this person? How did this person impact your life, and how did that impact get you to where you are today?

This month, we have the opportunity to embark on a discussion around the importance of mentorship. National Mentorship Month is commemorated throughout the month of January and propels communities to explore the impact of mentorship on our youth. The University of Washington defines mentorship as the process by which an individual shares “information about his or her own career path, as well as provide[s] guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling” to a mentee. They also emphasize that the role of a mentor evolves as the needs of his/her mentee progresses.

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By: Haines City Fire Department.

Haines City - The Haines City Fire Department is excited to introduce Luna, their new fire station dog. Luna was presented to the Haines City Fire Department by Valor Medical Service Dogs at the first Waltzing for Paws Charity Gala earlier lat month.

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Content Provided By: GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman's Club.

Davenport - The Four Corners Junior Woman's Club will have its main fundraising event on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844. Doors open at 10:30AM.

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By: City of Lake Wales Staff.

Lake Wales - The City of Lake Wales did a tribute on their Facebook page to Wanda Faye Howard, President of the Lake Wales Chapter of the NAACP, who passed away recently.

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By: City of Lake Auburndale.

Auburndale - Last Month, on December 7th, the Auburndale Youth Basketball League began its 2019-2020 season at the Auburndale Community Center. Mayor Tim Pospichal and Vice Mayor Richard Hamann attended the Opening Ceremony to wish kids & families a great experience this basketball season.

The Auburndale Youth Basketball League features 270 boys & girls, divided into 24 teams of varying age groups.

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Content Provided By: Knights of Columbus Council 7091.

Winter Haven - The Frank J. Durbin Fourth Degree Assembly 2608 and Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens teamed up to recognize current and retired members of the U.S. military with a dinner in their honor at Cypresswood Golf & Country Club in Winter Haven.

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

Haines City - For this month's community leader of the month, we had the pleasure of interviewing the head girls basketball coach for Ridge Community High School, Coach Nikki King, and this is what she shared with us:

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

Lakeland - This month, on The Student Leader of the Month, we want to feature a student from George Jenkins High School. Meet Ms. Caroline Mason.

Caroline is ranked 1st in her class of 502 students with a 4.615 grade point average. She is the Co-Founder and a Board Member of "100 Teens Who Care Lakeland," which is an organization that works to bring exposure to the many charitable organizations in the area and encourages teens to get out and volunteer.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Caroline, and this is what she shared with us:

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