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Today's News

  • School board decides on calendar

    In its March 6 meeting, the Levy County School Board voted to pass one of the two proposed 2012-2013 school year calendars, 3-2. District 1-Bronson representative Cameron Asbell and District 3-Williston representative Robert Philpot both voted no on the calendar because no day off was allocated for the Suwanne River Fair Sale Day. Both Asbell and Philpot discussed the significance of the day to Levy County students and were concerned about absenteeism from students skipping school to attend the fair.

  • Springhouse Quilters

    By LOIS SCOTT and
    BEVERLY SHOBE

    Publicity
    The March business meeting of the Springhouse Quilter's Guild convened Tuesday, March 13, with President Mary Rawlins officiating.  Madam President thanked the guild ladies for their assistance during the March 10 Trenton Quilt and Craft Festival and reiterated her appreciation for their sharing of time and self.  The 39 members and one guest present enjoyed a delightful brunch.  Door prizes were won by Janet Gooding, Lois Johnson and Ve Wietor.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for March 22

    By MYRTICE SCABORZI
    Publicity

  • Military: Irvin

       Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory M. Irvin, the son of Jeffrey Irvin of  Trenton. has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He was an honors graduate in his training class.
       Irvin is a 2009 graduate of Bell High School.
     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Birthday

    Former City of Chiefland Deputy Clerk Edith Goss celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, March 17, with 35 of her family members at a party hosted by her children, Sandra Allen (Raymond), Chiefland, Virginia Sikes, Florence, Ms., Mike Goss, Bruce Goss (Regina), Chiefland, and Dan Goss (Beth) of Fanning Springs. A dinner was served along with birthday cake.  The family spent some time sharing memories and great times they have had with their mother, grandmother and great grandmother's life.

  • Engagement: Cannon-Wylie—Thompson

    Betty Workman and Pop Charles Scarberry of Chiefland are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane Cannon-Wylie to Bennie Thompson, son of the late Clifford and and Lula Mae Thompson of Branford. A wedding is planned for July 7 at 4 p.m. near Branford.

  • Hodge announces for school board

  • Blue Springs Park not open for Spring Break

    Spring breakers can instead go to Henry Beck Park

  • Bluegrass evenings in Dixie

    The free evenings of bluegrass at the Old Town Elementary School Auditorium started two years ago when Big Cypress Bluegrass Band approached the Dixie County Historical Society and proposed the idea of a free evening of Bluegrass music in order to promote Bluegrass and also to give back to the community for supporting the band through the years.
    The Historical Society was very gracious in allowing the group the chance to show what it  could do if given the chance. The partnership brings entertainment to all who love traditional Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel music.

  • What it means to be human

    In pastt columns, I discussed the effect children with disabilities have on marriages.
    One reader emailed, 35-year-old Brad from Southern California, to say he had been having a remarkably positive experience.
    His three-year-old daughter has Down syndrome, which was caused by an embryo cell division that created an extra No. 21 chromosome. It affects 350,000 Americans.