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Today's Features

  • Contestants in the 2nd Annual Bronson Blueberry Pageant put their best foot forward in the competition on Saturday morning, May 7.

    "I think it went great," one of the coordinators, Bronson Town Councilwoman Katie Parks said of the event. "We had great help and lots of support from the community. I think the kids had fun too, and that's really what the pageant is about."

    This year organizers said there were double the participants in the pageant as there were last year.

  • On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    "Thanks for the opportunity to serve you," Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y'all, he said.

    Maynard said they'd been called to do the race as a ministry and giving all the glory to God, they knew he'd continue to bless it.

  • Friends, family and community members all came out to support and raise funds for the Chiefland woman who is battling breast and ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 7.

    AMVETS Post 422 in conjunction with Post 42 hosted a poker run and event for Allie Johnson. Over $7,000 was raised the day of the event, with $16,000 being raised over all, including the value of a car which was purchased so Johnson would have transportation.

    "I'm very grateful for our small town," Johnson said.

  • If you have Medicare, don’t miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills! SHINE can help you to apply for the financial assistance programs that Florida seniors use every day to save money on their prescriptions and premiums.

    Did you know you could lower your prescription drug costs by applying for Extra Help?

    This is a financial assistance program administered by the Social Security Administration that helps cover the costs of prescription drugs.

  • Free CPR Certification class — Wednesday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. at the Tri-County Community Resource Center at 15 N. Main St., Chiefland.

    Class instruction is sponsored by Central Florida Electric Cooperative and the cost of certification is sponsored by the local Children’s Partnership Council. You must be registered to attend. 

     

     

  • Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • The annual Tri-Counties Relay for Life kicks off on Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion in Fanning Springs.

    To help the fundraiser get off to a good start Carin Knighton, community manager of Relay for Life, front left, accepted a check from Whitney McQueen, communications specialist with Central Florida Electric Cooperative, and other employees of the cooperative. The cooperative employees organize the Light of Hope golf tournament each year and present the money to Relay.

  • Today, May 5

    FHP job fair for Troopers

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be opening its doors after regular business hours on Thursday, May 5, for a job fair at the Cross City FHP Station. Anyone interested in a career as a state trooper is urged to visit the station between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m.

  • Several cadets of Manatee Division were recognized by local organizations and their commanding officer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Scott Arnold at their April drill.

    The first was League Cadet Nicholas Sikalos, age 12 of Spring Hill, selected as the Manatee Division League Cadet of the Year.

    Throughout the year these younger cadets are evaluated based on their attendance and performance at drills, grades in school, community service and advancement in the program.

  • Levy County Animal Services is holding an adoption event on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland, according to David Weatherford, the department's director.

    There will also be hotdogs and sodas provided for prospective adopters.

    To help more pets fund their fur-ever homes, the Levy County Commission has approved lower fees for the event:

    • Dogs - $40 for males and $55 for females.

    • Cats - $25 for males and $40 for females.