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Forgotten History: Runaway African Slaves and the Seminole Nation of Florida

A piece detailing the fascinating history of the relationship between the Seminole Native American tribe of Florida and escapee African slaves. From the 17th-19th centuries Africans had escaped into Seminole territory from plantations and had gradually become integrated into Seminole society, developing their own unique Afro-Seminole culture and identity. 976 more words

Progression As Regression

Salt Leaders speak at Church Gathering

On Saturday, October 10th, our Salt Connection Group leaders spoke at a local church gathering!

Members and leaders from churches in Creston, Osceola, Leon, and Lamoni met at Country Roads Baptist Church in Lenox Saturday for a time of praying together, sharing of what God is doing at each church, and of course enjoying a good meal. 88 more words


Sleepless in Wisconsin

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that can make us happy, but it’s the tiniest things that can make us really crabby. If you had stopped over to our house last week, you would have found a messy home, crabby kids, and no food—and no hospitality! 632 more words

Cooking With Wild Game

New App! Osceola County Sheriff's Office

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office offers a new app for Apple devices and Android devices.

Visit http://www.osceolasheriff.org/ and click on Links for information about wanted persons, unsolved homicides and sex offenders. 12 more words


Osceola County Property Appraiser submits Preliminary Values

This just in!  2015 Preliminary Values are showing an increase for the third year in a row.

Property owners will receive the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM) which will distinguish between tax rate changes proposed and value changes. 13 more words


2015 Interactive Hurricane Preparation Guide

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