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Today's Features

  • National Day of

    Prayer events

     The Levy County National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Levy County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6,  at  the flag pole. This is the time to pray for the nation, state, county, cities and towns. 

      Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas.

    If you have any questions please contact Juanita at (352) 339-0747 President of Christian Coalition of North Central Florida.

  • Steve Liles of Chiefland is one of those folks affected by the ash coming from a volcano in Iceland, but he's not among the folks stranded by it.

    Far from it — literally and figuratively — the Cross City hardware store operator and associate pastor at Lighthouse Word Church is in Kenya on his 22nd mission trip in 26 years. He left Florida for Kenya on April 13, well before the ash became a problem .

    He was going ahead to complete arrangements for a missionary medical team traveling from Valdosta, Ga., to join him.

  • Paddlers from around the area gathered last Saturday for the 33rd Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race.

    The annual event, held  along the Waccasassa River near Otter Creek, raises money each year for the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. AMVETS Post No. 88, based out of Bronson, also helped organize the event.

    Though final numbers for this year weren’t available, last year’s race raised more than $10,000 for LARC, making the race one of the groups largest fundraisers of the year.

  • Today

    Earth Day celebration

    On April 22, the city of Fanning Springs will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with USDA Rural Development with a tree planting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park.  For more information, call Fanning Springs City Hall at 352-463-2855.

    Saturday - Sunday

    Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival

  • Dixie Music Center is holding it’s spring recital Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with the Dixie County Historical Society once again hosting the event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of County Road 349 South and State Road 55A in Old Town.

  • n Joppa Baptist hosts "Day in the Lord"

    Joppa Baptist would like to invite the public to attend  a “Day in the Lord” on Sturday, April 24. There will be five pastors preaching throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.  Come at any time. There will also be music throughout the day and a chicken dinner at noon.  Everyone is welcome.  Joppa is located at 7530 NW 165th St in Fanning Springs.

     n  Lighthouse youth hosts Infusion

  • Thursday   WRPC meeting The next Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the WRPC office located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, 34471-0323.   Florida Tourism Task Force meeting The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

  • Margaret Ross Tolbert first began painting the springs of Florida more than 25 years ago.

  • It was about this time of year when Juan Ponce de Leon first landed in Florida  almost 500 years ago. A profusion of greenery and flowers inspired him to call the area Pascua Florida—roughly translated as “ flowery Easter”. The plants were native varieties, blooming without the help of fertilizers, pesticides or water from sprinkler systems and garden hoses, all of which have become an issue affecting Florida’s fragile ecology. Much of the pesticide and fertilizer ends up in Florida’s streams, rivers and springs.

  • Area bicycle riders raised about $5,200 last Saturday during the first Cycle for Education in Chiefland. The event began along the bike trail behind Chiefland Shopping Center and ran through Old Town and back for a ride of about 25 miles. The fundraiser attracted 33 riders and benefited the Levy County Schools Foundation's general fund. School Board member Paige Brookins, of Chiefland, was the chairperson for the Cycle for Education, spending a considerable amount of time planning and preparing last Saturday's ride.