Almost 70 years to the day, more than 800 military veterans, active duty servicemen, Navy League supporters, and interested members of the public gathered to commemorate the Battle of Midway last weekend in St. Augustine. This is the largest event of its kind to observe the anniversary of this important conflict during World War II.
As part of the festivities, US Naval Sea Cadets and Junior ROTC groups throughout North Central Florida and southern Georgia were invited to participate in an essay contest about the battle with prizes to be awarded at the dinner.
The Suwannee River Loyal Order of Moose presented recent high school graduate Nicole Outler, left,of Gainesville, with a college scholarship. Outler plans to double major in oboe performance and early childhood development.
Left to right, Fanning Springs Deputy Chief Elania Spain, Councilman Paul Chase, firefighter Mike MacKenzie, Councilman Bob Kerr and Fire Chief Ron McQueen celebrate MacKenzie being named Firefighter of the Year for the Fanning Springs Fire Department.
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a work day, rearranging the tables, sorting notions and showing off new aprons. We got a lot done and enjoyed being able to visit with each other. Ann and Joyce brought in new aprons. We made patterns of some of the aprons and loved the rick rack that Joyce had put on her apron.
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 6, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. The Quilters had a great time going thru the fabric that had been donated. Most of the material would be ideal for dress up days or projects around the house. Some of the pieces are so gorgeous that you wish you could think of something to make just to be able to use the fabric.
Three Chiefland students were presented with awards Monday night for academic excellence.
From left, Dasia Shepherd, of CES, and Dessie Clemons, of CHS, hold up their certificates. Taylor Lewellyn, not pictured, was CMS’s Student of the Month.
On April 5th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Awards were presented checks ranging from $125 to $200 dollars at Bell High School by Mr. Bruce McInnis, Commander of VFW Post 5625, and Mr. William Verville, District 7 Vice Commander.
The Voice of Democracy is facilitated by the Bell High School JROTC and is for high school students and the Patriots Pen is for middle school students in the Tri-County area.