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Today's Features

  • Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Shirley Fusco of the Chiefland Assembly of God sought and won the support of the Chiefland City Commission for a March for Jesus on May 7 at 10 a.m. 

    The march will follow the usual parade route on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street from Chiefland Middle High School to the Trailhead/Old Depot Park.

    Fusco said all churches are being asked to participate in the event.

  • Recent auditions for The Voice did not result in a call back for one local talent, but the outcome is not slowing him down one bit.

    For Matthew Lunsford, the experience was a spiritual one.

    "It was the calmest audition I've ever had," he said. Even the drive up to the auditions in Memphis was particularly calm.

    Lunsford felt the support and knew the people in the community were praying for him. He did not have high or low expectations, he said, but felt obedient to what God had in mind for him.

  • The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold its bimonthly meeting on Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.

    For more information, call 352-486-3396.

  • The AARP Driver Safety Courses for Seniors will be on March 8, April 12 and May 3 at the Haven Hospice Community Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

    The one-day class starts at 9 a.m. The instructors are planning to have lots of fun and show driver strategies to stop a crash that can cause injury or death. There are no tests.

    The certificate of completion for the course is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. 

    Class size is limited so call 352-727-9542 to register. 

  • Thursday, Feb. 18

    “War Toys” exhibit reception

    The College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, is hosting the traveling exhibition “WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip,” through March 18. An opening reception will be Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Webber Center; both are free of admission.

  • Following its 6th Annual Poker Run held Jan. 30, American Legion Riders Chapter 237 in Beverly Hills recently donated record-breaking $7,722 proceeds to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.

    Shown holding the presentation check are (from left) American Legion Post 237 Commander Ray Roby, Hospice Director of Development Linda Baker and American Legion Riders Chapter 237 Director John Roby. Surrounding them are members of American Legion Riders Chapter 237, Auxiliary Unit 237 and American Legion Post 237.

  • Rachel Kennedy drops her valentine at the post office last Thursday, Feb. 11 with her kindergarten class.

    Her teacher, Ellen Poe, said they make the walk every year. 

  • Spend Valentine’s

    with people of faith

    A call has been issued for people to do something different this Valentine’s Day by attending a Back2 God Faith and Values Rally on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Flavet Field on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville.

    There will be free food and drinks, live music by recording artists Barry Wilson, Kristin Tucker, Jennifer Renee, and Rusty Jackson; a kids’ area with bounce houses and dynamic speakers Dexter Sanders, Art Ally, Belinda Ford, and Jason Hoyt.

  • On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Levy County Historical Society will present the second of three presentations about the invasion of the Civil War into Levy County.

    The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the conference center of the Cedar Key RV Resort, 11980 S.W. Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Levy County is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about this time in our history.