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Today's News

  • Vet Briefs for April 7

    Memorial Day plans
    Ivan Chubb, who organizes the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Key and Bronson, has announced plans for the events.
    Chubb informed the Levy County Commission that the Cedar Key ceremony will be held in the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
    The Bronson ceremony will be held at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
    Chubb said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland would be presenting the colors at the ceremonies.

    Because We Care Day proclaimed

  • Community Calendar for April 7

    Today

    Haven memorial service
    The Haven Hospice Love and Remembrance Memorial is 6 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chiefland. The memorial is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.  For more information, call Haven Hospice at 352-493-2333.

    Friday-Saturday

  • Egg hunts, story times at libraries

       The Levy Public Library System will be having Easter egg hunts at the library branches. Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 14. Bronson Public Library will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 18. A.F. Knotts Public Library will have its hunt at 3 p.m. on April 19 and the Williston Public Library's hunt will be at 4:30 p.m. on April 21. Kids of all ages are welcome and will be able to take their eggs and buckets home with them. Large groups are welcome, but please let your librarian know in advance.

  • Fanning to host Springs and Blooms Garden Festival

    Celebrate the colors, textures and shapes
     of north Florida landscapes

       Fanning Springs State Park will host its annual spring garden festival Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of native plants will be for sale, and techniques for environmentally friendly watering, fertilizing and controlling pest will be demonstrated.

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).

  • Two attend FFA Leadership Summit

    Hailey Bason (left), of Chiefland Senior FFA, and Kaley Wilder, of Williston Senior FFA, recently attended the State Leadership Summit at the Florida Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  
    While there, they were both selected to be on a state committee. They were invited to attend because they serve as chair and co-chair of Sub-District 2, which serves Levy County FFA.

  • CF President Dassance announces retirement

    Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president of the College of Central Florida since November 1996, has informed the District Board of Trustees he will retire this summer. Dassance, who will be 66 in April, indicated that this was the most difficult decision of his 44 years as a community college educator.
    “The college is doing well and after nearly 15 years as president, I decided this was the right time for the college to transition to new leadership,” he said.

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation speaking contest

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speaking contest on Feb. 1 in Bronson.  There were two contestants — Yancey Hudson and Matthew Brown speaking on  “What is the Economic Impact of Florida Forest?”  Hudson placed first winning $125, while Brown took second place and $75. Both received trophies. Hudson will continue on to the District level competition on May 2 in Live Oak.

  • Haven Hospice names VP of business development

  • SBA launches online “Lender Toolkit” 

    Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website.
    Elements of the streamlined Lender Toolkit include useful tools like the ability to download and submit loan packages, updates on interest rates and important lending news, all at www.sba.gov/for-lenders.
    The online Lender Toolkit features: