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Today's Features

  • The Disabled American Veterans local chapter is holding a poker run on Saturday, April 16 starting t 10:30 a.m. at Bett's Big T in Chiefland.

    Other stops are: Willards in Williston, continue to  Los Avina in Archer and Cherry's Seafood & Steak in Trenton, then finish at Beef O' Brady's in Chiefland.

    Registration fee is $20/ extra poker hand $10, Raffle Tickets are available: one for $1 or six for $5 and you do not have to  be present to win.

    The proceeds from the Tri-County Chapter 63 run will go to veterans.

  • In the story of Oliver Twist, a woman named Nancy, the girlfriend of the brutal Bill Sikes; was part of an inner group of petty thieves, clustered around the conniving Fagin, leader of that band of thieves. Nancy was a prostitute, who tried to protect Oliver from the life of crime planned for him by Fagin. However, here life was a tragedy – a fictional representation of the terrible, deadly impotence that can seize the soul and destroy all hope.

  • The staff of Haven Hospice in Chiefland came together to thank the over 100 volunteers who help to make their operation possible.

    “It’s a little way to give back,” Haven Administrator Anita Howard said, “it doesn’t come close to what they give us.”

    Haven hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon last Friday at their community room.

  • The Williston Lions Club will present its Arts & Crafts Show/Flea Market and barbecue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6, 7 and 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lions' clubhouse at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston.

    Local artists will display their work along with crafting vendors showcasing creative supplies and equipment. Proceeds help support the Lions continuing efforts in our community. This is a community service event and admission is free to the public. Vendor space is still available. Please call Lion Pam Vamosi at 352/214-3315 or 352/362-6553 for details.

  • Some are aware, but many are not, that April 26 is an Official Holiday according to state law for the State of Florida. April 26 is designated as Confederate Memorial Day. This is a day set aside to honor the men who so valiantly served defending the South or Confederacy from 1861- 1865. As a note, Confederate Veterans are recognized the same as any other United States Veteran. See U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958. Also U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929. Also see Congressional Appropriations Act, FY 1901, signed 6 June 1900.

  • By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    People who buy their produce from farmers markets love the freshness and nutritional value of the product. Not only that, rural residents seek out such markets more than urban residents, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says.

    The latter finding surprised the researchers, led by Alan Hodges, an Extension scientist in the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department.

  • 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 Hardee House, built by one of Levy County and Chiefland's pioneer families has probably moved more than family members.

    When Isaac P. Hardee built it in 1861 it was in the area where Manatee Springs State Park is located.

    Then it was moved farther away from the Suwannee River to Northwest 110th Street on property owned by Billie Ray Sharp.

    Last week it made what the new owners hope will be its last move to 6450 N.W. 120th Street, better known as Manatee Springs Road.

  • Last year community members rallied around one young girl with a big fight on her hands.

    Now, 11 year old Ashley Isenhoward is 15 months cancer free and back to doing the things that she loves, primarily cheerleading.

    "She's been doing really good," her mom Jennifer Isenhoward, a teacher at Chiefland Middle High School, said in a telephone interview.