Today's Features

  •  All my life, sleep has been a most trusted companion. I never leave home without it. It does not matter where I am or what I am doing, I can sleep at the drop of a hat.

     For years, I have heard of people who had problems sleeping at night. I have never been one of those people. I can sit down in a chair and in a few winks, the snoring machine begins. I can never understand people who could not sleep. I always thought they were kind of joking about the whole scenario. Then it happened to me this week.

  •  I spent my last few days of this deer season in Alabama with Jonathon and Hubert (Hube). Jonathon brought Hube not only because they are friends but because it was Hube’s 80th birthday and because Hube loves to hunt. He likes hunting deer and turkey but he is especially keen on bear hunting where he walks the mountains following his pack of dogs. His slender frame is strong and healthy. I ask him how he stayed that way. He replied, “Good livin’ and good eatin’.”

  • Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  •  My fishing experiences as a youth were either alone or with the gang that made up Ford’s Woods. What I learned about fishing came from the same sources.

    I can remember as a youth the day that I was bit by the “bass” bug. Even though I had never been to the lake, the levee was known to be full of largemouth. And even though it was still in my small town, for a kid who either walked or rode his bicycle everywhere, it was a little further away than I was use to going.

  • “War Room” showing at Lighthouse Church

    The movie “War Room” will be shown at the Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the movie, but viewers are encouraged to come early for a good seat. Popcorn and soda will be served and a nursery will be provided.

    Speaker at the Lighthouse Word Church

  •  Peace Lutheran Church will host their 25th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 9. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

     Tickets, available at the door, are $7 for adults. Tickets may also be purchased in advance from members, and at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on Saturday, Feb. 6.

     This popular event features traditional potato pancakes, made from scratch, or buttermilk pancakes with sour cream, syrup, ham, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

  • Today, Jan. 21

    Branford Camera Club January Meeting

    The Branford Camera Club's regular monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The meeting will be at Hatch Park Community Center, located at 403 S.E. Craven St., Branford. Gary Kueppers will lead January's meeting, and our guest for this meeting is Audubon Photographer, John Middleton who will speak on birds and wildlife photography. This is open to the public.

  • Gospel sing

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will be holding a Gospel Sing on Saturday night January 23rd at 7 pm featuring "The Reflectsons" from Trenton Florida. There will not be an admission charge at the door, a love-offering will be received during the sing. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of Chiefland on Hwy. 19. For more information you may contact the Church at 352-221-2003 or visit www.oldtimechurch.com

    Lighthouse Word Church – Health and wellness series

  • The cold weather was late getting here this year. Unseasonable warm weather was an understatement for December and early January has provided a long runway for the winter that is now in flight. This week stands to be the coldest of the season but I’m already thinking I’m only seven weeks away from March. I still find myself saying “I wish spring would hurry and get here,” but the older I get the less likely I am to wish my days away. It’s been an odd deer season. I could write a book on patience.