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Today's Features

  • There will be a testing for admission to Mensa, the High IQ Society, on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 2400 S.W. Williston Road, Gainesville.

    The test takes about two hours, and the fee is discounted to $20.

    Please register at proctor@nfm.us.mensa.org. More information is at www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/.

  • Stroke victims who use Medicaid or are uninsured were more likely to die, stay hospitalized longer and have worse medical outcomes than patients with private insurance, a study by University of Florida Health researchers has found.

  • Today, Sept. 17

    Tourism group meets

    Visit Natural North Florida (The Original Florida Tourism Task Force) will meet Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Visit Florida, Multi-Purpose Room at 2540 Executive Circle West, Suite 200, Tallahassee.

    For more information, contact Steven Dopp at 352-955-2200 ext. 109.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

  • The Tractor Supply Co. store in Chiefland is hosting activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions, on Saturday, Sept. 19 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.

    Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W., held from Sept. 16-20, is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends.

  • (StatePoint) Fall is the ideal season to tick items off your home exterior to-do list. The weather is finally cooler, making the work more enjoyable; and a thorough fall clean-up will give you peace of mind all winter.

    Your MVP during home maintenance season can be the pressure washer. Up to 75 times more powerful than a garden hose, a pressure washer is a versatile tool that offers an efficient way to get a variety of cleaning tasks done.

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  • By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    UF/IFAS scientists urge people to sterilize their pruning tools before and after they trim their Canary Island Date Palm trees to avoid spreading a deadly disease.

    Monica Elliott, a plant pathology professor, published a study recently in the journal Plant Disease that shows that Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis, a pathogen that spreads fusarium wilt of Canary Island Date Palm, was discovered on a wild or Senegal date palm in Palm Beach County.

  • Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

       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.

  • County and state parks were filled with families celebrating the official end of summer over the Labor Day weekend.

    At Manatee Springs, swimmers took advantage of the holiday and the warm weather for another dip in the refreshing 72 degree water.  

  • Thursday, Aug.27

    Get healthy – day of promoting physical, mental, and financial health, with door prizes given away all day.

    10 a.m. - noon – Florida Telecommunications Relay - Administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for residents of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind and speech disabled. FTR provides a variety of equipment, such as amplified phones, TTYS devices, ringers and specialized communicators, free with qualification.

  • Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Gospel sing Saturday at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will have a gospel sing on Saturday, Aug. 29 with “The River City Quartet” from Jacksonville.

     The sing will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the sing is free; a love-offering will be received.