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Today's Features

  • Two Tri-County students — one from Levy County and one from Dixie County — won awards for their age divisions in the “Dig It — The Secrets of Soil” poster contest sponsored  statewide by the Association of Conservation Districts.

    The statewide judging was held in Jacksonville earlier this month.

    Shelbi McCall of Dixie County, who had already won first place in local and district poster competition, placed thired in the fourth to sixth grade division.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, August 13 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. A lot of work was done.

    Our days and weeks are getting busier.  On Tuesday, eight of us went to Camp Caruth to help the children and counselors make pillows.  What a great day we had.

    On Wednesday, Derick and six boys were out and we got a lot of things taken care of — mowing, repairing the quilt block on the porch, hanging our Light House outside, putting up chairs in the cupboard outside and so much more.  Thank you Lancaster.

  • The other evening I heard a man on the television emphatically state that he did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I could sense that he had a real feeling of scorn for those who do.     

    Prominent men in public places have also expressed their contempt for “born-againers.”  This is typical of the general attitude toward orthodox Christians and the truths they confess. 

  • Friday

    Library hosts magic show

    Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will host a magic show at 10 a.m.

     

    Saturday

    Auction benefits Chief Theatre

  • Scientists contracting with the state began tests on a Chiefland sinkhole Monday morning to determine what happens to the water entering the rocky crevasse. “It’s never been done before,” Pete Butt, project manager for Karst Environmental Services Inc., one of the companies working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the project, said.

  • All five Levy County Public Library branches will have free family fun this summer. Join in on the fun at your local library. Large groups are welcome, but please call in advance. For more information, contact your local librarian, or Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, 352-486-5552.

    Luther Callaway Public Library – Chiefland

    Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    Ronald McDonald will be visiting the library for a fun reading adventure. You never know what Ronald has up his sleeves.

    Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

  • The water is finally clear and blue in Fanning and Manatee springs, now that the Suwannee River is returning to bed at last. Blue Spring, at the headwaters of the tiny Waccasassa, fared very well through the spring flooding. The little Wekiva, at Henry Beck Park, is also clear and fresh this summer. As the mercury hammers the top of the thermometer day after day, the springs of Levy County are open and beckoning.

  • Note: See more photos in slideshow on this web page.

    If anyone wondered where all the cool kids were this summer, between the weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., a good first guess would be to perk up your ears.

    School-age children from all over the Nature Coast area, even out to Marion and Alachua counties could be easily found if only you know what to listen for.

  • A Vacation Bible School will be held at Bronson First Baptist Church June 22 through June 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon with lunch provided.

    The school is for children ages 3 through eighth grade.

    Otter Creek Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday, June 21-25 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

    "Get on board the Boomerang Express" is this year's theme.

    Classes will be held for any child ages 2 through 12th grade.

    There will be Bible study, crafts, dinner and recreation every night so climb aboard and ride.