Today's Features

  • I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who has to wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes about. But it’s so hot right now. And because my wife is not too keen about me setting up an indoor range down the hall in my house, I am going to have to endure the August heat for a chance at October meat.

  • People used to come from miles around to watch me train my black lab Leroy. Not because he was so smart, it’s just nobody had ever seen a dog swim the back-stroke.
     Like all labs, Leroy loved to fetch. He just happened to be deathly afraid of water! It was sure something to see when those two driving forces collided. If I’d of had any business sense I’d have charged people admission to watch him go. I’d have gotten richer than whoever owns that talking Gecko.

  • Special to the Citizen
    Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.

  • Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.
    Bugs & Outdoor Adventures (Aug. 1-5) and Wildlife Adventures (Aug. 8-12). For more information, call 352-486-5131.

    Through July

    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville

    Is it true I must now receive my benefits through direct deposit?

  • • How does Medicare work?
    • What Part D plan saves me the most money?
    • Where do I find supplemental insurance rates?
    • How does my employer's insurance work with Medicare?
    • Are there any programs to help pay for my PArt B premiums?
    • Are there any programs to help pay for my drug costs?
    Want to know the answers to these questions? Come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. For more information, call 1-800-262-2243.

    SHINE meeting schedule:

    AARP Director of Health

     A quarter-million Floridians age 65-plus will bite into Medicare’s “Doughnut Hole” in 2011.
    It’s not a treat.  The “Doughnut Hole” is another name for the coverage gap in Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit.  Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and for some younger persons with disabilities, offers coverage to help people pay for their prescription drugs.

  • We can't allow Medicare to be replaced by private insurance. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chairman from Wisconsin, has been pushing a bill to give seniors financial aid to purchase private insurance.

  • Special to the Citizen
    Mary Jane Deas of Chiefland is a licensed hair stylist who volunteers with Haven Hospice.
    She shares her styling talents by cutting hair for free for Haven’s patients. Deas travels to hospice clients' homes, the nursing homes or to the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center in Chiefland — wherever the need may be.

  • Special to the Citizen
    Ed Keller and Eirlys Rawcliffe, a husband and wife team who volunteer numerous hours for Haven Hospice, are always looking for ways to serve.
    The couple donated the fish tank that is located in the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center for patients and families to enjoy. They also donated the fish and fish food and maintain the tank.