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Today's Features

  • The ladies of the Levy County Quilt Museum are in the midst of their annual quilt show that began the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas.

    “We’re a museum and more … much more,” Myrtice Scabarozi said last Thursday as she pointed out the varieties of items for sale. Everything is handmade, more or less, by local people she said. They are also run by volunteers and supported by donations. She said they made $3,000 last month, a record month. “We’re extremely lucky,” she said.

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus spend time listening to the Christmas wishes of children at Saturday's Chiefland Christmas Festival. 

    Then he led the lighted float parade down Main Street. 

  • An anonymous person with a big heart — and pocketbook — made a stop in the Chiefland Walmart Monday and paid for about $51,000 worth of merchandise that shoppers had put on layaway in previous weeks.

    "It's a good thing. It's a great act of kindness," Walmart Co-Manager Jason Ashley said.

    Monday was the last day to pick up layaway items.

    Ashley, who has worked at the Chiefland store for about two years, said the glow on people's faces was rewarding.

  • By April Frawley Birdwell

    UF Health writer

    It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children’s performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face.

  •  Elder Options will host a public hearing at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 to inform participants of an Older Americans Act service that Elder Options is proposing to provide directly through its Area Plan on Aging Update for 2015 (2013-2015 cycle). The service is the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program (aka Tai Chi for Arthritis). Participants will have the opportunity to make public comments.

    Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance.

  • Cookie walk at St. John the Evangelist's

       St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's St Vincent de Paul Society will have a cookie walk on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

       All are invited to come in to choose a whole or half bag of homemade goodies and get all of your Christmas cookie needs taken care of in one place. There will be a wide assortment. The funds raised will be used to buy food for the food shelf.

    For more information, call 949-3607.

    Christmas program at Lighthouse Word

  • The monthly meeting of AARP Local Chapter No. 2133 will be held Tuesday, Dec.16, in the Lodge House of Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Janice Rogers, program chair, announced that entertainment will be provided by Dick Grillo, director of Community and Church Outreach, Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park. He will also answer any inquiry you might have about the facilities at Advent Christian Village.

  •    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Capital City Bank Board Room, 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland.

       The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. There are no tests.

     Registration is required by calling Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Children of all ages are invited to attend a fun celebration of Christmas. Come listen to a Christmas Story, make crafts, enjoy refreshments, and have pictures taken with Santa! Plan to arrive early

    to see Santa. The pictures will be printed at the party for free.

       Please contact your local library for more information.

    • Bronson Public Library

    Monday, Dec, 15

    6- 7:30 p.m.

    • Williston Public Library

    Thursday, Dec. 18

    6-7:30 p.m.

  • The Suwannee River Economic Center will host the Center for Independent Living Free Phone Giveaway for hearing impaired people from 9:15 a.m. until noon, Dec. 17, at the Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St.

       A 5-minute hearing test is available for those who are not sure if they qualify.

     

    Loud and clear and free

       FTRI offers a variety of amplified phones — Free to qualified applicants.