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Today's News

  • A little sunshine, please

    By Jerry Lawrence

    Guest Columnist

    To the Superintendent and Board Members:

    I would like to bring to your attention a series of recurring discrepancies between board meetings and board meeting minutes, which are supposed to be an unbiased, official account of board meetings.

    Example 1 – Reporting only half the details

  • Reserve your space today for State Archives trip

    On Wednesday, May 27, the Historical Society has planned a one day trip to the Florida State Archives and Library in Tallahassee.

    While at the Archives, the group will tour “behind the scenes” conducted by one of the Florida State Archivists.

    The tour will be conducted in the restricted stacks area of the Archives. In this area, researchers will learn more about the records the Archives collects and also be shown preservation methods and view little known record collections of interest available to local and family history researchers.

  • Walking the dogs

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 held its first community dog walk to benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    The walk started at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs where Guardian Angels had a booth, along with booths for concessions, T-shirts and bandanas and dog treats run by other volunteers.

    The four-mile walk started at Fort Fanning and carried over on to the Nature Coast State Trail. 

  • Diabetics will help other diabetics

    Have you been diagnosed as a diabetic? Nationwide, about 11 million older adults have diabetes. Thousands of new cases are reported each year and millions more have it and don’t know it. Diabetes is a lifelong health condition but if individuals with the condition know how to manage it, they can live successfully without complications.

  • Church news for May 14

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Turning Point lasagna dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is having a lasagna dinner tonight (Thursday, May 14) from 5-7 p.m. at the church.

    The menu includes lasagna, salad bar, bread, drink and dessert. A donation of $8 is suggested.

  • New Officers at Horseshoe Library

    The Horseshoe Beach Library Corporation announced the election of new officers. Zinnette Green is president, Lindy Mather is vice president, Natalie Wilson is secretary and Priscilla Roberts is treasurer. Sara Beth Stribling and Elsie Hicks are directors. The new board replaces President Jeanne Jones and Secretary/Treasurer Laura Wigglesworth.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 14

    Today, May 14

    World War II Veterans meet

       World War II Veterans and Proud of It will meet  at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in Fanning Springs at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Come, bring your spouse, care giver or friend. 

       If you have any questions contact Virginia Lewis at 1-352-528-2310.

    Library Friends meet

  • Fort Fanning movie night

    Fanning Springs held its first-ever movie night in the park at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. The event featured fingerprinting for children at 6:30 and the movie, Big Hero Six, started around dark. 

    “I felt like it went extremely well,” said Mayor Trip Lancaster, who estimated there were 400 to 500 in attendance. He said it was a fun night and all the children were playing in the park and then sat down and enjoyed the film.

    Another movie night is being planned for sometime in August before school starts.

  • Tri County housing market up in March

    Dr. Eugene R Gibbins

    Special to the Citizen

    Housing statistics for the month of March 2015 have been released by the Research Department of Florida Realtors and they are a mixed bag of goods. However, there's optimism to be found in each county's report.

  • Harris Genealogical Collection available for library visitors

    by Lisa Statham Posteraro

    Special to the Citizen

       Anyone who knew Kathryn Poss Harris knew what a fastidious recorder of information she was. Some might say a real “stickler for detail,” since she’d been seen numerous times sitting for hours in her office into the wee hours of the night making sure all the bubbles in standardized tests were perfect before sending them off for grading. She was the consummate perfectionist.