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Today's Features

  •  Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to Department of Defense officials. But the deadline to receive those benefits is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline to apply for the benefits is Oct. 21.

  •  World War II veterans

  •  The Levy County Veterans Day parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m., in Chiefland.

  •     Army Pvt. Deonte J. White,  the son of Kursey Carnegie and grandson of Carl Carnegie of Williston, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. White is a 2009 graduate of Williston High School.

  •     The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.  

  • A number of Cedar Key families in need will benefit from donations by Cedar Key Aerie 4194, the local branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, following a decision to help the island churches support needy local families.

  •  Roz Boudreau, a member of Chiefland Home and Community Educators, presents Connie Brown, administrator of Tri-County Outreach, with a check for $250. The money will be used to purchase food for distribution to the needy in Levy County. 

  •  By  WINNELLE HORNE

  • Before last Friday's Chiefland-Trenton High School football game, cheerleaders held a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. At halftime, the school honored Laura Brookins, a local cancer survivor.

    Also, employees of Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply stand next to sale items meant to increase awareness of breast cancer.  A percentage of the sale of the "pink" items will go to breast cancer research.  The sale will last through the month of October. 

  • Luke was busy snorting in the dirt and kicking up a huge cloud of sunlit dust when Patricia Zerbini yelled his name to get his attention.  He looked at her, and noticing what she held in her hands, turned and plodded toward her with the same enthusiasm children show when they jump out of bed Christmas morning.
    When he made it to where Zerbini was standing, she handed him a brush loaded with paint.  Luke snorted again and walked over to a specially prepared easel perched in the dirt not far from where a large crowd had gathered.