Today's News

  • Kudos to SVP's "Of Mice and Men"

    By Karen Sloat


    The Suwannee Valley Players outdid themselves with an emotional adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" this weekend at the Chief Theare.

    The story is of two migrant field hands, the average-looking yet smart George and the strong but mentally challenged Lennie who both find work on a California farm during The Great Depression.

    In addition to the strong lead role of George, played by the seasoned actor Terry Wines, three young actors stood out.

  • UF researcher still looking for allergen-free peanut

    By Brad Buck


    A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.

    Scientists must eliminate peanut allergens below a certain threshold for patients to be safe, said Wade Yang, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and member of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

  • Why is the church in my pocket?

    By Pastor Terry Wines

    The Sunday after the Tsunami that devastated the Philippines in 2004, I shared with my congregation how we could help through our denominational relief organization (UMCOR). That morning there happened to be other financial requests in the bulletin. This prompted one person to complain out loud during announcements that “the church is always in my pocket!”

  • Church News for the week of October 2

    Fall Bazaar at Good Shepherd

       It is almost time for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's annual Fall Bazaar, Yard and Bake Sale, scheduled Oct. 3-4.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be lots of yard sale items and, of course, our bake sale with lots of homemade cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, etc. We will also have hotdogs and chili for sale for lunch.

    Fall Revival at Full Gospel

  • A trip to Cedar Key

    Chiefland Elementary School 5th grade gifted and enrichment students visited the Cedar Key Historical Museum recently.

    The class also visited the town's Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit on "The Way We Work."

  • Childhood developmental services

       Childhood Development Services Inc., Head Start/Early Head Start, recruits children year round. Our services include early childhood education (6 weeks – 5 years), expectant mothers’ program, vision, hearing, and dental screenings, disabilities, developmental screenings and much more.

    For more information, call (Levy and Gilchrist counties) 1-800-303-7812, or 352-498-1603 if in Dixie County. 

  • CF News

    • Emergency vehicle operation course at CF starts Nov. 7

    The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

    The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

  • SRWMD high school grant funds now available

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course teachers, as well as from agricultural teachers across the District.

    The District Governing Board has designated $20,000 to assist STEM, agricultural, and other high school classes to fund projects. The District will accept applications from local high schools until Oct. 31.

  • Old NAPA store makes way

    Something is missing in downtown Bronson. 

    The old blue NAPA Auto Parts Store, which sat on the corner of Court Street and U.S. Highway 27A was demolished last week. 

    The First Baptist Church of Bronson purchased the property last year and will use it for a new paved parking lot.

    The new NAPA Store sits just down the road in the former Dollar General Store location. 

  • New businesses come to Bronson

    Bronson is a little busier these days as four new businesses have opened recently, bringing to Bronson a new spirit of growth and prosperity.

    Susan's Glass Art Studio, (next to Ace Hardware) offers beginner and advanced classes in stained glass. Owner Susan Stott also does custom designs in stained glass, etched glass, fused glass and repairs. Stott's been making stained glass for 18 years. The store is open Thursday evenings, from 5-8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, call 352-949-4527.