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Today's Features

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  •    January kicks off a year-long, sesquicentennial celebration of the Methodist Church in Chiefland. In the next several months, the First United Methodist Church will explore the changes that have taken place over the last 150 years and remember the people who have had active parts in making those changes. We are inviting former pastors to preach each month. On Jan., 9, Rev. Gene Zimmerman, pastor of our church from 1954 to 1956, will be bringing the Sunday morning sermon.

  • From left Alfonso Johnson, District Team Leader; Secretary, Felice Swalla; Treasurer, Nancy Padgett; President Randy Durden; and Vice President Betty Durden.

  • On December 17, Santa visited the Cruse Senior Center where seniors meet every day to enjoy fellowship, games and lunch.
    The Cruse Center is located on the corner of US Hwy. 129 and NW 50th St. - four miles north of the blinker light in Bell. If you are a senior (60 years old and up), please feel free to join them.
    Our local Santa, Michael Moore, also visited the Trenton Senior Center. Please come and join other seniors at either one of our Senior Centers during the coming year.

  • By NORM CONTI
    Publicity
    AARP held its regular monthly meeting Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    December is our fund raising month; we will be having a Silent Auction of all of the items that the members bring in.  There are always many good buys for the wise shopper. The high-lite of the day will be the "noisey auction" where you will have a chance to bid on items donated by local merchants.  It's always a lot of fun.

  •    The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011.
       Because Florida state law requires that any insurance company doing business in the state must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course, it's a good idea to update yourself and get information on newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws. Contact your agent for discount amounts.

  • With the dust finally settling around the nation's economic crisis, baby boomers are taking stock to see if their retirement plans need revising.
    There are many ways to adjust to today's economic uncertainty: from working longer to changing investment strategies or living situations.
    The shocking news for many is that some of their safety nets may no longer be viable.  

  • By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
    On Jan. 1, 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — 2.8 million of them in this one year alone — will begin turning 65. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that almost 8,000 people a day will celebrate that significant birthday, and it's a process that will continue through 2039 when the last of the 78 million Boomers reaches 65.
    The months leading up to this milestone birthday are fraught with decisions about retirement, health care and lifestyles.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donnie and Jean Cason, of Chiefland, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carmen Amber Trent, to Michael Alan Beauchamp, also of Chiefland.  Beauchamp is the son of Mike and Laurel Beauchamp, of Chiefland, and Zondra and Ed Amos, of Trenton. Both Carmen and Michael graduated from Chiefland High School. The wedding is planned for May 21, 2011 at the Trenton Womens Club.