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Today's Features

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We have started our 2012 quilt.  It will be a Bible quilt and it is going to be very interesting when it is put together.
    We also want to tell you about Lancaster Correctional.   We started April 24, 1996, with Jarrod Jones and eight young men.  Through the next four years, we had their help building the museum. Today we have worked with over 4,000 inmates.  

  •    Boy Scouts of America scout Austin Ross needed a project to achieve his next rank. After mulling over a few ideas, he decided upon a flagpole for the yard at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland.
       Several businesses and groups in the area, as well as fellow scouts, helped Austin with the project, which included the construction of a flagpole and a concrete base.
       A commemorative plaque, honoring WWII Merchant Marine Seaman Robert H. Ross (Austin's grandfather), was fastened to the flag's pedestal.

  • By GARY MOORE

    Outdoor Truths

  • 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.