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Today's Features

  • About eight months ago, 45-year-old Polly “P.J.” Jensen noticed a lump under her left arm.

    She was unable to afford health insurance and ineligible for Medicaid.  

    “So I kind of set it aside at the time – something I should have never done,” P.J. said. “Something every women should never do.”

    After a while, the mild discomfort became painful tenderness. “It got to the point that I couldn’t wear anything tight around that area.”

    She finally went to the doctor early this month.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park, along with The Friends of Manatee/Fanning Springs Parks, Inc. will host the Suwannee River clean-up effort in support of the 16th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

  • Nearly 150 motorcycles turned out for this year’s Ride to Provide through 60 scenic miles of Levy County. The Ride benefits the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, a Work Activity and Training Center located in Otter Creek.

    The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for LARC, and this year brought in approximately $11,500, topping 2008’s success of $10,000.

  • By Winnelle Horne

    Director, Quilt Museum

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We are starting to put things outside for a yard sale. We have so much that has been brought in and we do need the space, as we will soon be getting ready for the Quilt Show.  Also it is almost time to be thinking about the State Fair and if you have anything that you want to be put it, we will soon be ready to do the applications.

  • Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lawrence A. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Patricia Richerson of S.E. 141st Ave., Morriston, and brother of Leo Mayo of Fountain St., Springfield, Mass.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Pvt. 1st Class Joshua James Randolph has successfully completed U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Graduation ceremonies were held Friday, Aug. 21 at Fort Jackson.

    Randolph is serving in the U.S. Army as a member of the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 4th Platoon, and is in Fox Trot Company.

  • The Humane Society of Levy County has received many requests for dogs and cats over the years, but a recent call from St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park was a first.

    The college was looking for 19 dogs and cats to be entered in the college’s Veterinary Technician program.  

    “What are you going to do to these animals?” Arnette Garrison, the Society's Animal Rescue Liaison,  asked school officials.

  • It has been a couple of hot, sweaty Saturdays, but the employees of Waste Pro in Chiefland know they have helped folks who were in a fix.

    Mostly, it's folks who have found themselves with a lot of stuff on their property.

    As a community service, the crews at Waste Pro have been choosing one project every three months and helping folks mired in stuff clean up their property.

  • It was the last day of the month.  Taking my desk calendar and reviewing the appointments filled, the projects accomplished, and the obligations met, I tore it from the pad, rolled it up into a wad and threw it into the wastebasket.