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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • By GARY MILLER

  • n St. Alban's Yard Sale
    St. Alban's Episcopal Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of household items, clothing and books. Hot dogs and sodas will be available for lunch.
    The church is located four miles north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

    n Old Town Methodist Women's yard, bake sale

  • Did you know there is a touch of the tropics right here in Old Town? And in that tropical setting, “living jewels” abound to the delight of everyone who visits?

  • UF/IFAS Levy County Extension presents the first in the Homeowner Gardening for Wildlife series – Providing Food for North Florida birds. Fall and winter present opportunity to take up a popular and growing pastime, bird watching. Join other interested area residents, Friday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Levy County Extension office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave.,   U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson.