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Today's Features

  • Today

    World War II Veterans

    to meet in Suwannee

    All World War veterans are invited to lunch on Thursday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee. Join the camaraderie and a surprise guest or two.

    God bless all veterans and God bless America with renewed strength and direction.

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

    Chiefland library friends meet

  • The 2nd Annual Withlacoochee Wilderness Canoe & Kayak Race and Rally, hosted by Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc., will start April 10 at 9:30 a.m.

    All proceeds will help fund the organization's efforts to protect and preserve Florida’s Nature Coast and its water sources.

  •    An April 16 gold tournament to be held at Chiefland Golf and County Club will benefit a scholarship fund established in memory of slain Dixie County Sheriff's Capt. Chad Reed Sr.

       Reed, who was killed in the line of duty by a multiple shooting suspect on Jan. 14, is survived by a wife, Holly, and two sons, C.J., 9, and Caden, 5.

       Stacy Marlow, an organizer of the event, spoke to the Chiefland Rotary Club recently and came away with a $250 donation and a $250 hole sponsorship from the group. Marlow's cousin is Reed's widow.

  • Imagine the roads of the tri-county area. Think about the folks you know. The small towns.

    Set these images to music and you will find them floating through the notes of Easton Corbin’s title song on his new album, “I’m a Little More Country Than That.”

    Those are the roots that run through the album, on the Mercury label,  released on Tuesday.

    For folks in the tri-county area, there can be some pride as Corbin’s roots run deep in the area.

  •    Levy County has a multitude of beautiful, young ladies and now is the time to prove it.  

       The Levy County Fair Association is calling for contestants for the Miss Levy County Fair Queen and Little Miss Levy County Fair Queen pageants to be held April 11 at 6 p.m.

       The Fair Queen pageant is open to all girls 15-18 years of age who reside in and/or attend high school in Levy County.  

       Little Miss pageant is open to all girls ages four to six who reside in and/or attend school in Levy County.   

  • If you were in Cedar Key two weeks ago, you may have noticed a few extra people visiting the island community. That’s because the Florida Lighthouse Association held its meeting in the Island Room at Cedar Cove.

    With more than 130 people in attendance, it was the largest member meeting ever for the 14-year-old non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of the 30 remaining lighthouses along Florida’s 1,200 mile coastline.

  • Friday

    SVP production

    On Friday, March 5, the Suwannee Valley Players will be showing their production of “Phantom of the Op’ry”.

    Show dates will be

    Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday-Saturday

    Yard sale benefits March of Dimes

  •    The festival will be held this year on April 24 and 25.

       During the next month, the OFCA Committee will be reaching out to local groups and individuals to solicit volunteers. There are a wide variety of ways to help with this event including setup/take down, being a block captain, and/or assisting at the artist’s reception in the CKAC sculpture garden Saturday evening.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have an in-kind donation to contribute, please contact Mandy Cassiano at cedarkeyarts@bellsouth.net or 543-5400.

  • Marie Meeks said one of the earliest memories of her 100-year life was when her father brought her an old wooden apple crate to stand on so she’d be tall enough to wash dishes.  She was 2.

    “I mostly cooked and washed,” she said.  “My sisters and I we never did work on the farm.”

    Meeks, born in 1910, was one of seven sisters and four brothers to grow up on a small farm in Williston.

    It was a time when people got around by horse and buggies, and Meeks said she walked 3 1/2 miles everyday to get to school.

  • Today

    Improve your driving

    The new, one-day AARP Driver Safety Course takes only six hours and replaces the old two-day course.

    The class starts at 9 a.m..at the Bronson Agriculture Office, 625 North Hathaway, Bronson. For information or to register, call  Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742

    Mature drivers can earn a discount on auto insurance for completing the course. The course fee is $14 for non members and $12 for AARP members.