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Today's Features

  • Lynetta Usher Griner, an officer of Usher Land & Timber of Chiefland, has been elected president-elect of the Florida Forestry Association for the next two years.  Griner, an attorney, works for the family-owned timber operation.
    Bryan J. Olmert, president of Loncala, Inc. a land and timber operation in Alachua County was elected president of the association during the group's meeting in Destin on Sept. 9.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  All the boxes of fabric and other sewing materials have been taken to Grace Works in High Springs and Medic Ayers Nursing Home.  Now we can get back to normal.  We will be going to the Sheriff’s jail in Gainesville to take bags of clothes to the inmates getting out of jail that have nothing to put on.

  • The Cannon-Janney Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. at Manatee Springs State Park.
    You and your family are invited. Participants are asked to bring family pictures, and a favorite dish or dessert. Attendees will also need to bring beverages and lawn chairs for their comfort.
    R.S.V.P. to Barbara Cannon Scott at 386-935-3702, or Janice Cannon Beckham at 352-481-5510, or Rose (Donnie) Parkinson at 352-339-5619.

  • Megan Marlene Weatherford and Scott Christopher Snyder have announced their engagement. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct., 2, 2010, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton. A reception will follow.

  • As a matter of fact, yes, they do.
    It all starts with 25 professionals who volunteer their time and talent to develop national policy for the AARP board of directors who then adopt it as the association's public policy. This also guides the activities of all the volunteers and staff for the coming year.
    The group develops policies that focus on the issues that affect seniors' health and long term care, consumer protection, utilities and independent living.

  • By DELIA M. LONG
    Association Reporter
    Members of the Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association have been quite busy already this year, beginning with the executive board meeting at the Trenton Library in August.  At this time they mapped out activities for the 2010 school year.

  • Special to the Citizen
    More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders — some of whom live in Levy County — who haven’t been able to apply online for food stamps will now be able to get personal help at an office location or via the Elder Helpline.
    A pilot project funded by a $500,000 grant will help the Florida Department of Elder Affairs reach its goal of enrolling 5 percent of the eligible seniors, a total of 10,180 seniors who are eligible for food stamps but do not receive them.

  •  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.