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Today's Features

  •     The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s  Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, February 18-20, 2011. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

  • AMVETS Post 88 is gearing up for the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30. This is Post 88's sixth year hosting the race. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race.

  • The Second Annual Chiefland Native American Artifact and Fossil Show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission is $3 for adults.  Children and society members get in for free.

    For more information, contact Andrew Davis at 407-455-4141, or floridaflint

    @gmail.com.

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  •  Tom Ten Broeck, general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, Tri County Bulletin and Cedar Key Beacon accepts the Outstanding Community Partner Award from SHINE’s 3A/E coordinator Mary Lee Tanca. The newspapers were saluted for helping SHINE promote its sessions and activities in the tri-county area.

  • The Medicare pharmacy "doughnut hole" is undergoing some repairs — such as a $250 rebate check offered during 2010. This is part of the new Affordable Care Act which is finally reducing prescription drug costs in each of the coming years until the doughnut hole is closed in about 2020.

  •     The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011. 

  •  By DOUG HEINLEN

  • Donald Raleigh, a resident of Levy County for 23 years, is just the kind of worker you want if you have a home in need of repair. The Jackson, Ky. native has worked in construction, operated a crane, even done metal work at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. 

  •  Every child deserves a chance at a bright future that holds the hope of a stable, nurturing family.  Children taken away from their parents due to neglect and abuse often lose that hope and are lost in a sea of social workers, attorneys, therapists, and caregivers.  A Guardian ad Litem volunteer is a lifeline for them, someone whose attention is focused on that child and what is in their best interest.