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Community mourns as deputy is laid to rest
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Flags in St. Lucie County flew at half-staff. Law enforcement from every corner of the Treasure Coast wore badges with black mourning bands. Hundreds gathered Monday at Westside Baptist Church in Fort Pierce to say goodbye to 35-year-old Sgt. Gary Morales, a St. Lucie County deputy who w...
Hundred Club helping family
Anyone wishing to make donations to the Morales family may make checks out to: The 100 Club of St. Lucie County, Florida. Please designate the donation is for the Morales Family. One hundred percent of the donation goes directly to the family. Donations to the Hundred Club are tax-deductible. The Hundred Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation th...
Playing with their food
Heathcote Botanical Gardens Education Coordinator Nan Billings introduced foods to children by using them to create art on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. Thomas French, 4, gets help from his grandmother Yvonne Tomlin of Fort Pierce as he makes a butterfly out of peanut butter, c...
Skaters take to the air at show
Matt Lindo, 14, of Port St. Lucie, practices his skills before the Rio Civic Club and X-Treme Teen Skate Competition held at Rio/Jensen Skate Park in on Saturday Mar. 2...
Sergeant Gary Morales
Sergeant Gary Morales, 35, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 28, 2013. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Port St. Lucie in 1999. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he received the Air Force Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Long Tour Ribbon Longevity Service Award Ribb...
Helping the fight against cancer
Stephen 'Stevo' Gianconteri was the recipient of funds raised at an event hosted by the Van Duzer Foundation to help his battle with cancer. The event took place at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Fort Pierce on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and raised $6,032. 'Stevo' stands with wife Elisabeth, 9 month old daughter Gianna an...
Officer shot during domestic dispute
On Wednesday, February 27 at 8:41 p.m., Port St. Lucie Police Officers responded to 1179 S.W. Estaugh Ave., in reference to loud music complaint. At 11:03 p.m., officers responded back to the residence in reference to a domestic situation. When officers arrived on scene they were met by family members, (spouse 47, daughter 12, ...
Fastest woman on the beach
Port St. Lucie resident Vicki Wood, 93, also known as the fastest woman on the beach, shares a humorous story of her racing career with Liz Findley of Michigan and son Michael Findley Jr., 9, during the 8th annual Beach Racing Day at the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse in Ponce Inlet, Friday, Feb. 22. Ms. Wood set the tra...
A hero's farewell
At times like these, as a good man is laid to rest, words aren't enough. As writers, we have plenty of words. We can write story after story, using our craft to detail thoughts and emotions, giving the reader the briefest of glimpses to see what has happened in the community we all live in. But when someone is taken from us, someone who lived the...
The treasure quest continues
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In 1975, Bob Bouchlas, known locally as Capt. Bob, announced his ongoing search for a Spanish ship that sunk of the coast of the Bahamas in 1656. Now, almost 40 years, his commitment to recovering the historical and religious artifacts on board the sunken ship has not wavered. In 1980, ...
Fun with recycling
Eren Rhymes, 10, and Jordan Stevens of Port St. Lucie play with the Recycle Cycle at the 48th annual St. Lucie County Fair in Fort Pierce on Sunday, Feb. 24....

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