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Today's Features

  • By JAMES SNYDER

    Out to Pastor

  •    SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is going on tour in the Tri-county area to help retirees make the best informed decision for the 2012 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  
       Each site listed will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling.
       Low-Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for 2012  Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • Each year, Florida's governor declares the fourth week in October "Florida Forestry Week," to coincide with the Florida Forest Festival in Taylor County
    Forestry is Florida's No. 1agricultural crop, above citrus, and among Florida's 67 counties, Taylor County is No. 1 in forestry, according to the University of Florida.
    More than 20,000 people are expected join in the annual celebration as the festival marks its 56th year on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Forest Capital State Park in Perry.

  • Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • Gray skies and the threat of stormy weather may have contributed to a low turnout at this year's Third Annual Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, but participants, working out of canoes, kayaks and boats, were still able to fill the bottom of a 2-cubic-yard dumpster with trash pulled from the river's muddy banks.
    About 35 people showed up, less than half of the 85 who participated last year.

  •    Congressman Rich Nugent (FL-05) announced today that he will be hosting his first annual Lake County Veterans Resource Fair on October 15th, 2011.
     
    Who:  Rep. Rich Nugent and his District Staff
     

  • U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent (R-District 5) said his District Office in Brooksville will continue providing special assistance to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial.
    During September, World War II veterans were invited to stop by the Congressman’s District Office for assistance registering with National World War II Memorial.  The response was overwhelming.  More than 120 World War II veterans took Nugent up on his offer.

  • The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11.

  • WWII veterans meeting
      All World War II veterans are invited to join us for lunch on Thursday October, 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie's Restaurant in Williston. Our WW II veterans come from 5 different counties so we switch our meeting places around to accommodate all of you. Melanie has catered us in the past so we know your lunch will be excellent. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.

  • Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.