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Today's Features

  •  What a great party AARP had celebrating Lillian Bemis's 97th birthday.  She was presented with a certificate for her years of loyalty to the local chapter along with a Lifetime Membership.
     

  • By NORM CONTI
    Publicity
     Nancy Stanton, State Director of Advocacy for AARP, was the first guest speaker when the local AARP chapter met on Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    She brought us much information on Social Security and some of the changes that Washington is looking to make.  She circulated a petition for us to sign telling Washington that we do not want them to touch our Social Security to help close the deficit.

  • Williston Rotary Club members received the challenge to have purple pinkies Tueday when Lake City Rotarian John Wheeler spoke to the club about eliminating polio around the world.
    Once pandemic, polio is close to being eradicated and Rotary has taken on the project to ensure it is in most of our lifetimes.
    Today, the disease, which affects the nervous system and causes paralysis, originates in four countries: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria.

  • By GARY MILLER

  • n St. Alban's Yard Sale
    St. Alban's Episcopal Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of household items, clothing and books. Hot dogs and sodas will be available for lunch.
    The church is located four miles north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

    n Old Town Methodist Women's yard, bake sale

  • Did you know there is a touch of the tropics right here in Old Town? And in that tropical setting, “living jewels” abound to the delight of everyone who visits?

  • UF/IFAS Levy County Extension presents the first in the Homeowner Gardening for Wildlife series – Providing Food for North Florida birds. Fall and winter present opportunity to take up a popular and growing pastime, bird watching. Join other interested area residents, Friday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Levy County Extension office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave.,   U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson.

  • Through Saturday

      Register for Dixie County Fall Festival
     Registration for the Dixie County Rotary Fall Festival Car Show and Parade is happening until Saturday.  Business owners are especially encouraged to participate as a way of raising awareness of your business in Dixie County.

  •    The Jefferson-Sheffield American Legion Auxiliary No. 91 in Trenton is making an effort to support by fundraising, the Gainesville Fisher House.
       The Gainesville Fisher House Foundation is about supporting families of wounded or injured service men and women. They help with housing for families while they are in the VA Hospital undergoing rehabilitation or treatment. Their website is www.fisherhouse.org in case someone in not familiar with it.

  • Normally (depending on which definition of normal you are using), I am not given to much grumbling. I do admit to every now and then exercising my right to complain a little, but it is not anything to write home about.
    If you would inquire with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage she might have a different opinion altogether. It seems that the only thing we really agree on is that we do not agree on too much. Our biggest disagreement would be in this area of grumbling.