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Today's Features

  • Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county's 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Elsie Osborne, 2 1/2 years old, of Chiefland, tells Santa Clam what she wants for Christmas during the holiday celebration on Dec. 17 in Cedar Key. Santa Clam, who wears overalls and clammers' white boots, arrives by boat every year to hear children's wish lists and deliver gifts. Osborne is the daughter of Laura and Michael Osborne.

  • There may not have been many dove bagged at the Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt in November, but there were lots of bucks bagged on behalf of Haven Hospice — $7,000 in all.  William A. Lapole, left, associate director  of development for Haven, accepts the check from David Renaud, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club on Dec. 15.

  • Jessie McDonald, 9, of Old Town, coordinated her outfit with that of her dog, Tiny Tiger, for the Cedar Key Canine Christmas Celebration. The parade around downtown Cedar Key, which attracted more than 30 dogs and their owners
    and admirers, was held Saturday, Dec. 17.

     

  • Through Dec. 30

    Train display at College
    of Central Florida
    The Ocala Model Railroaders and private collector Bruce Richardson are partnering with the College of Central Florida to again present the 16th Annual Trains at the Holidays with exciting layouts and models with historic and holiday themes.
    The exhibit at the Webber Gallery of the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, opens on Thursday, Dec. 15.

  •    If you have questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare billings, there is a place to go for answers.
    Visit a SHINE volunteer and get the answers. SHINE is a program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance by trained volunteers.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
       SHINE volunteers will be available:

  •    Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 26th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5.  Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service while enjoying one of north central Florida’s most exciting cultural events. Volunteers will receive a one-day pass for free admission to the Faire.

  • Today through Dec. 30

    Train display at College
    of Central Florida
    The Ocala Model Railroaders and private collector Bruce Richardson are partnering with the College of Central Florida to again present the 16th Annual Trains at the Holidays with exciting layouts and models with historic and holiday themes.
    The exhibit at the Webber Gallery of the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, opens on Thursday, Dec. 15.