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    President Obama on Wednesday laid out a vastly different vision of how to wrestle the nation’s debt problems into submission compared with a Republican plan that comes up for a vote later this week.
    “Doing nothing on the deficit is just not an option,” Obama told a crowd at George Washington University. “Our debt has grown so large that we could do real damage to the economy if we don’t begin a process now to get our fiscal house in order.”

  • WASHINGTON — AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement in response to the speech by the President addressing the nation’s fiscal challenges:

  • The Medicare Fraud Squad is here and needs your help. On a national level about 3 percent of all healthcare spending, some $86 billion, is lost to fraude each and every year.
    Because Florida has one of the largest senior populations with over 3 million beneficiaries, Medicare fraud costs taxpayers betwen $3 and $4 billion each year.
    And when you consider Florida’s Medicare program runs in excess of $176 billion annually, this has really got to hurt.

  • Class is in
    session with Social Security webinars
    You’ve probably been on the web, and it’s likely that you’ve attended a seminar. But, have you ever attended a “webinar?” We recommend that you do.
    Social Security offers a selection of webinars at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars. You’re invited to attend any of them, anytime. Class is always in session — past webinars are available for you to view at any time. The information can be valuable, but the cost is free.

  • You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits.
    But don’t forget about Medicare.
    Even if you decide to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin your Medicare coverage, you should apply within four months of reaching age 65.

  • Question:
    Can I get a new Social Security number if someone has stolen my identity?

  •    On Saturday, April 16, the City of Fanning Springs hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. There was an excellent turnout and there were many happy youngsters in attendance. Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers, Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Allannah Sebra and Dustin Bennett were the winners of the bicycles that were prizes of the hunt.  Alex Moore and Savannah Emrich won stuffed bunnies.  Joann Hayes and Kenadee Langford won Easter baskets.  There were additional prizes awarded to other recipients.

  • .....the world passes away...but he that does the will of God abides forever.   
    1 John 2:17

  •  "His Extravagant Love" at Lighthouse Word
       Lighthouse Word Church invites the community to a special Easter program, “His Extravagant Love,” on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.  This is an Easter presentation with music, dance, narration and the Easter message.  
       Refreshments will be served before the service.  
       Lighthouse Word has a Children’s Church and a nursery starting at 10:30 a.m.