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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.