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Today's News

  • Mass murder exposes dysfunction in DCF regional office

    By Andrew Skerritt

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    The state’s Department of Children and Families Northeast Region, which was responsible for the safety of the six children massacred by their grandfather in the rural town of Bell, drastically needs new leadership.

  • Medicare Part C (Health) and Part D (Drug) Plan for Year 2015

    SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2015 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.

    Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • A pigskin reminder: it’s time to donate blood

    With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all underway – football season – it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

    During the summer, when school is out and student numbers drop on university campuses, the blood supply takes an annual dip as well. Now, with students back and vacations over, donors are needed to rebuild the community blood supply.

  • Lighthouse Word's Thai partner thriving

    The church at Mae Pae, Thailand, which is sponsored by the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland is growing, doing well and getting stronger.

    The congregation at LWC thanks all who have prayed and are praying for its success.

    Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming. 

  • Guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Sunday

       Pastor Datha Thomas will be the guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Datha, who is the Pastor of The Seed Church in Savannah, Ga., and the District Director for ICFM (International Convention of Faith Ministries), is tiny in stature, but mighty in faith.

    She always delivers a powerful message that will stir your faith. A nursery and children’s classes are also provided. Call 493-1554 for more information.

  • Church News for the week of October 9

    Church yard sale in Bronson

       The Bronson United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. It will be located at the corner of U.S. 27A and S.R. 24 in Bronson at the traffic light. There will be lots of great items for sale.  Spaces can be reserved to set up for $10 each. Proceeds from space sales will go to church missions.  

       Please call Peggy at 352-316-3817 to reserve a spot or for more information.

    St. Alban's Episcopal yard sale

  • CHS softball gets championship bling

    The Chiefland Lady Indians 2014 softball team was presented with their championship rings before the crowd at Friday's homecoming football game.

    Principal Matt McLelland presented the players and their coaches with the rings for winning the 2014 Florida 1A Softball Championship in Vero Beach earlier this year. At one point, McLellan's presentation of the rings was remniscent of that famous scene out of the movie "Pretty Woman" when Ricard Gere presents a jewelry box to co-star Julia Roberts. 

  • Veterans Day parade in Inglis

    The Levy County celebration of Veterans Day moves to Inglis this year and the Veterans Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at Yankeetown School and proceeding along County bRoad 40 east to the Inglis Community Center.

    There will be a decorate your tailgate contest and a post parade ceremony in honor of all veterans that will include music and a free lunch.

    The event is being hosted by the Town of Inglis. For more information r to register for the parade email dslatteryngliswaterclerk@gmail.com or Ruth at 352-447-0236.

  • Community Calendar

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    Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club sale
    The Second to None Thrift Shoppe, on 56th Street in Yankeetown, is having an October sale.  
    We have a large variety of "new for us" clothes for all in the family.
    For the entire month, there is 50 percent off all men's  and woman's shorts and short sleeve shirts.
    Second to None Shoppe is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday nights 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 352-447-2057

    Nightly Screams at Otter Creek

  • Duke auction yields bargains for Levy County

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) won three bids at a recent auction for items from the Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant:

    • $15,000 - One (1) 2012 breathing air trailer system (valued at $150,000)

    • $300 - One (1) Clow Corp fire hydrant (valued at $1,500)

    • $300 - Two (2) Clow Corp fire hydrants (valued at $1,500 each)