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Today's Features

  • Jane Maxwell looks like the sort of woman who would spend her days in a garden banishing weeds and bugs and producing luscious looking flowers that would be the envy of the neighborhood. She instead spends her days building a business that turns dairy cow manure into worm castings that can be black gold for those faux Martha Stewart gardeners. Maxwell was the keynote speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club on June 9, where she acquainted the 40 members with the almost scentless product produced when thousands of earthworms digest and expel the manure. 

  • Tom Martin, an investigator for the Levy County Sheriff's Office, won the gold medal in the 220-pound weight class in the bench press competition at the 2010 Florida Police & Fire Games this week.  Martin bench-pressed 465 pounds. He was crowned as the strongest man in the Police & Fire Fighter Olympic competition. 

  • People often lament that they don’t know how they’ll cope with an extra mouth to feed.

  • As farmers busily harvest the Watermelon fields, many are also keeping a close watch on another crop. Levy County has approximately 12,000 acres of peanuts. The crops were planted in April and May and take 135-150 days to harvest depending on the variety. The first couple months are fairly undemanding, said Anthony Barbaglia, Levy County University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agent for Agriculture.  “The peanuts just kind of hang out there for the first 50 days.

  • Friday   Merle Norman Ribbon Cutting The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a ribbon cutting for one of its newest members Merle Norman Cosmetics. The even is at 1:15 p.m. at 1125 N.W. 19th Ave.

  • LIVE OAK,  — Looking for a place the whole family can socialize with old friends, make new friends and perhaps even get on stage yourself and sing your heart out in karaoke?  The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) hosts Elvis Tribute Artist and karaoke king Ted “Teddy Mac” McMullen every Monday and Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m. The SOS Café and Restaurant is also open and serving.

  •     Dotti South and the Slackers have been invited to perform on the outdoor stage in the square at Tioga Town Center just west of Gainesville on Sunday, June 27 from 3 to – 7 p.m.  The Tioga Town Center is offering a Family Concert Series the last Sunday of the month through August. The concerts are family friendly and concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of live music. The concerts are part of Tioga Town Center’s Summer Entertainment Series.

  • n The Bronson Church of God is having their annual God and Country Day, July 4th. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. There is no charge to participate.  Here is just a sample of the exciting activities you and your family can participate in. Gospel Music, water games for all ages, bounce house, beanbag toss, dunk tank (pastor inside), volleyball, horseshoes, arts and craft sale, baked goods auction. Also we will have a contest for the “Best Decorated ‘Little Red Wagon’” for ages four and under.

  • As the school year comes to a close, a mixture of emotions can be found in the hallways as friends sign each other’s yearbooks, kids hug and promise to spend time together over the summer, and students gather to perform their much-anticipated year-end programs.  

    School can be an eye-opening experience, especially for kindergartners. Six-year-old Trae Smith, of Chiefland Elementary School, said it was exactly what he expected, and he loved everything about it, all year long.  “I love to learn,” he said with gusto.

  • Young contestants in the watermelon eating contest dive in mouth first Saturday during the 2010 Chiefland Watermelon Festival.