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Local News

  • PSC OKs Duke’s spending plan

    By Pat Faherty 

  • Medicare Parts C, D plan enrollment opens

    SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2014 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling. 

  • Webcast helps with dealing with end-of-life

    HERNANDO---Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast along with the Hospice Foundation of America will present the live webcast “Supporting Individuals With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss” on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., in Hernando.  

  • FSU computer science gets $3.2 M in scholarships

    Florida State University’s computer science department can now award more than $3.2 million in scholarships to students studying computer science, computer criminology, computational biology, information security and computer and network system administration.

  • School officials get a dose of students at WES

    By Lisa Statham Posteraro

  • Got old books?

    The Friends of the A. F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown are gearing up for the Fall Book Sale. We are accepting donations of books, VHS tapes, DVDs and audio tapes. You may drop them at the library during library hours: Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturday, 9a.m. to 1p.m., at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. It's time to clean off your shelves and fill ours. 

  • Supporting LARC

    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins, chair of the Levy County ARC board of directors, presented an update to the Chiefland Rotary Club on plans for the 2013 Ride to Provide.

    The ride, a major fundraiser for the center that serves developmentally disabled adults, is on Saturday, Oct. 26.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club is a sponsor of the annual ride and donates “seed money” used to market the ride.

    Mullins also thanked the group for its support over the years.  

  • Governor to come to Trenton

    Gov. Rick Scott will be coming to the Gilchrist County Woman's Club on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Stars of Freedom Dinner.

    The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner with the governor, as well as live entertainment and a silent auction. Tables are available for $500. Pre-dinner reception tickets and program ads are also available.

    Fore more information, contact David Biddle at 352-339-0445 or Betty Ramey at 386-935-4111.

  • Trunk-N-Treat at Chiefland's First UMC

    Trunk-N-Treat is back. This year's event, a safe alternative for trick-or-treaters, will be Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the First United Church, in Chiefland.

    All are welcome, and businesses can even reserve a spot to set up a decorated trunk to hand out candy. Please call 352-493-4627 before Wednesday, Oct. 23, if your business would like to participate.

  • Pizza franchise to raise money for breast cancer

    Hungry Howie’s kicked off its fifth annual Love, Hope & Pizza campaign on Oct. 1. The campaign raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), which is a recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for nine consecutive years.