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Today's News

  • Free breakfast, lunch for Levy students

    From the desk of Becky Tyson, Levy County schools food services director:

    We are pleased to inform you that once again, the School Board of Levy County will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for schools who participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  A healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided each day at no charge for ALL students!

  • Jobless rate hits expected summer peak

    There's a bigger pool of people in the labor force in Citrus, Marion and Levy counties and there are more people employed, but that could not prevent the unemployment rate from peaking in July according to figure released by the region's career agency.

    CareerSource reported Friday that the three-county regional jobless rate was 7.8 percent in July, up 0.5 percent from June. That rate is down 1.0 percent over the year and 2.6 percentage points lower than two years ago.

    There were 15,845 people unemployed out of a labor force that has grown to 202,968.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi

    Publicity

         The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see.

    Janie brought in the Drunkard’s Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now.

  • MILITARY: Arnold

    Airman Sarabi D. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The Air Force 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.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Joan Shay brings Petal Play to Alachua quilters

     Gainesville – Internationally-known quilter Joan Shay will present a trunk show of her creations at the Sept. 4 meeting of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG).

    Employing her signature Appli-Bond™ technique, Joan creates exciting three-dimensional works of fiber art that literally jump off the quilt.

    September’s trunk show is in advance of an all-day workshop with Joan to be held in October.

  • Military

    At the Military Order of the Cooties Supreme Convention in St. Louis, Kathy Browne, Auxiliary President to the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary, P.T. 25 received the Supreme Award for Auxiliary President of the Year. 

    Pictured are from left to right, Linda Campbell, Supreme President; Jane Channell, Past Supreme President; Kathy Browne, Cootieville Auxiliary President, and the first and second runner ups.

  • Birthday: MacArthur

    James Allen MacArthur turned 1-year-old on Aug. 5 and celebrated with his parents Ashley and James MacArthur and big sister Lily, all of Chiefland.

  • Anniversary: Bushnell

    High school sweethearts, Drs. Donna Lee and Jay Richard Bushnell will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 22.

    The Bushnells have two sons, six grandchildren and one great grandson.

    Since 2004, the couple have lived full time at Fowlers Bluff. He is past president of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges Friends group. She is president-elect of the Cedar Key Arts Center and volunteers with her pet therapy dog, Sola, at Haven Hospice.

  • Free fishing reef workshop Saturday

    Horseshoe Beach Artificial Reef Developer Charlie Fornaciari, Project Manager for Dixie County, is hosting a free workshop on the new fishing reefs.  This workshop will consist of a short film, locations of new reefs, and projected reefs.  He will then answer any and all questions, give handouts and provide GPS coordinates.  

    This workshop will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Marina in Horseshoe Beach.  

    Come early and learn a lot.  Call 352-498-5405 for more info.

  • TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website wesitetete ded anglers

    In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive.

    TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. There are three different tiers and two bonus categories offering the opportunity to win prizes: