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BAND: Lakeland band leader and professor Roger Hewitt died last week at 87. Hewitt taught at Polk State College and led the Polk State College Jazz Band. He founded the Over 55 Show Band for local musicians in 1988 to bring area musicians together to play swing and jazz standards. The big band played regularly at Cypress Gardens and recorded an album. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

K9: The annual USPCA police K9 competition is this week at Lakeland Linder. Florida Police canines will compete in a series of skill tests each day starting at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be a public demonstration 6 p.m.Thursday at the Lakeland High School practice field. The full schedule is on Facebook.