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Today's Features

  • The Marion Civic Chorale and the Chancel Choir from First United Methodist Church will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra from the Orlando Symphony. This free-will offering at UMC will go to support First United Methodist Church Pre-School.

  • n The Bronson Church of God will be holding its 3rd Annual Bar-B-Que Cook-Off on April 24, 8 a.m. There will be a $20 per entry fee. The meat will be supplied. Whole Boston butts will be for sale for $20. April 21 is the deadline to purchase a whole Boston butt. For registration and reserving a butt or any other questions please contact Cal Byrd 352-528-6463, Jessicca Nobles at the church office 352-486-4924 or Chris Johns 352-577-4358. n The Bronson Church of God is sponsoring an essay contest for all area high school and middle school children.

  • If spring is here, can the Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race be far behind?  Not likely. The Bronson AmVets Post #88 and the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC)  are gearing up for the 33rd running of this fun paddle to benefit charity.

    At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, paddlers from near and far will gather at the river to participate in one of the six canoe classes or one of the two kayak classes that range from amateur to experienced. Prizes of miniature paddles are awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each category.

  •  The staff of Haven Hospice’s Tri-Counties care center in Chiefland honored their most dedicated volunteer, Harry L. Coleman, with a surprise 80th birthday party Mar. 5. It was a fitting tribute to this Chiefland resident who has made helping Haven his mission. For “Mr. Harry,” as he’s known, the Haven staff is his family and the care center is his home. He adopted them and they in turn adopted him.

  • LIVE OAK--Film students at American University in Washington, D.C., exchanged fun in the big city to camp in the wilds of Florida for a week over spring break. Classroom in the Wild – an alternative spring break program – gave about a dozen students an opportunity to explore life on the banks of the Suwannee River while learning to film nature.

    The students camped at Adams tract river camp, owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), March 6-12. During their stay, they toured the Steinhatchee River Basin and other District lands.

  • The famous February 1945, photo of the flag raising at Iwo Jima shows six men planting an American flag. Three died there and three managed to make it back home after World War II. Among the survivors was John “Doc” Bradley, of Antigo, Wis., a corpsman, a medic.

    When Bradley died in 1994, his family recognized that he had never spoken publicly about his involvement in Iwo Jima. Instead, his son James Bradley wrote the book, “Flags of Our Fathers” to tell the story of that moment in a war and how they affected the decades that followed for the survivors.

  • The Levy County Schools Foundation will be holding it's first Cycle for Education on Saturday.

    The bicycle ride will begin at the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center at 102 North Main Street in Chiefland.      SAG stops, with food and beverage available, will be located in Fanning Springs and Old Town until noon.  The ride to Old Town and back to Chiefland is approximately 25 miles.  Riders may ride further if they choose.  

  • Today

    World War II Veterans to meet

     The April meeting of World War II veterans will be held at 10 a.m. at Branford High School in Branford. Veterans will visit classes and speak to the students, answer their questions. The Veterans will also be honored in a program prepared by the students.

    If you have any questions call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697

    "911 Be Prepared"

  • This little cutie is Cuddles, a rescued 2-year-old, male poodle, who is looking for a forever home.  He is full of love and play and gets along well with children and dogs. Cuddles is residing at the Dixie County Humane Society and more informatuion, including how you can adopt him, can be found at www.petfinder.com, or by calling Pam at (352) 542-1081.

  •  MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

    n Today

    4  p.m.

    Opening Ceremonies

    Color Guard

    Prayer / Pledge Allegiance

    Welcome/Introductions/Comments

    5 p.m.

    Jr. Karaoke Competition

    7 p.m.

    Trashy Art Project

    Display and Judging of Trash Art

    Auction of Barrels to follow - Cracker Johnson

    8 p.m.

    Music

    n Friday

    5 p.m.     

    Miss Levy County Fair Rehearsal

    7 p.m.

    Thicker Than Water

    2008 Battle of the Bands Winner