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Today's Features

  • Army Pvt. Nicholas S. Dickason has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

    He is the son of Steven Dickason of S. U.S. Highway 129, Bell.

    Dickason graduated in 2001 from Bell High School.

  • Everyone is invited to attend the eighth annual Homeboys Revival. This gospel sharing and honoring God revival will begin Monday, June 22, and conclude on Friday, June 26. Service will convene at 7:30 p.m. each night.

    Monday night, New Jerusalem Church of Chiefland; Speaker, Evangelist Robert Scott.

    Tuesday night, St. John Missionary Baptist, Bronson; Speaker, Min. Phillip Henderson.

    Wednesday night, Mt. Pleasant Baptist, Chiefland; Speaker, Edward Nelson.

    Thursday night, Mt. Bethel United Methodist, Chiefland; Speaker, Pastor Joseph.

  • Thursday, May 7

    Business Council

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. will hold its Board of Directors meeting Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. at 660 North Hathaway Ave. (SR 27-in the old road dept. conference room,) Bronson.

    Williston Lions Club

    Williston Lions Club will meet  Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.  For those of you who have been contemplating joining, this is your chance to find out what the Lions are all about. 

  • Friday, May 22 Watermelon contestants needed The Chiefland Watermelon Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, needs girls ages 6-10 to enter the Little Princess Pageant. Applications must be filled out by Friday. For information call 493-0911 or 221-5853. Shoe drive in Cross City There will be a shoe drive held at the Cross City Church of God, May 22 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The shoes collected will help an orphan. Shoes of all sizes are needed.

  • Friday, June 19

    Bronson Library Book Fair

    The Bronson Friends of the Library Book Fair will be held on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the old Bronson Town Hall.

    For further information, call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.

    Monday, June 22

    GOP to hold monthly meeting

  • “We’re Americans. Our citizens can do more.”

    That is the assessment of Mike West, information technology officer for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, after participating in a hurricane exercise on May 28 at Levy County Office of Emergency Management.

  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Chiefland, Florida, where Donnell Sanders is the pastor, opened the doors to Manna from Heaven Food Bank on Wednesday, June 10.

    Manna from Heaven Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization started to feed needy people and improve their lives. This is done by providing food and other grocery products such as meats and baby formula. Also, educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty is another of the food banks objectives.

  • Double Sink 4-H gets around! Leaders Melissa Mills, Trish Depew, and Mary Carr want to expose 4-H kids to a wide variety of what Florida has to offer.

    The theme for this outing was butterflies, so their destination was the butterfly garden planted by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at the Refuge Headquarters.

  • Good things come in all sizes. Fanning Springs residents Gene and Rita Wealing have graciously donated their home and an acre of land to Haven Hospice.

    Tim Bowen, president of Haven Hospice, Michael Morse, vice president of organizational development, and Kathleen Bogolea, associate director of development, were on hand for the deed transaction, which took place on Thursday at Levy Abstract and Title.

  • Zachary Andrews says it was hunting that got him through. The Chiefland High School senior was a 15-year-old sophomore when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and everything in his life changed.

    “I was out turkey hunting with my dad and I tripped and fell,” he said.

    “My dad asked me, ‘Why’d you fall down?’ and I told him my knee gave out.”

    Andrews’ left leg had been kind of weak and achy for about a month, he said.