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Today's News

  • Rotary gives gift of words

    Word:
    noun
    a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club gave every third grade student at Chiefland Elementary School and Cedar Key School free dictionaries
     

  • School nutrition moves under Ag Commissioner Putnam

    TALLAHASSEE — Effective Jan. 1 the state’s school food and nutrition program moves from the state Department of Education to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. The transfer is a result of a legislative measure passed by the Legislature during the 2011 legislative session.

  • Teachers get awards for conservation

    The Levy Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD) recognized three Levy County School teachers on Dec. 6,  at the Levy County School Board meeting for “2011 Conservation Teacher of the Year”.  The LSWCD sent out applications at the beginning of the school year for those teachers interested in receiving funds of $1,000 toward a conservation project funds would be allocated for. The LSWCD received three applications with conservation programs that are being implemented in the classrooms everyday and choose to allocate funds to all three recipients.

  • Homeschoolers

    Tri-county Homeschoolers joined the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Ranger for a day of photography and creating a nature journal. Cameras, printing of the photos, and the journals were supplied by the Refuge & their Friends group (talent was supplied by the students).

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Jan. 5

    The Levy County Quilt Museum ladies met on Thursday, Dec. 22. Everyone enjoyed getting through the goodies that were brought in.
    Several ladies also sat down to quilt. Nine quilts have been sold since we had the quilt show.
    Johnny and five boys were out from Lancaster on Tuesday. They rebuilt a bird house, planted flowers and performed a lot of other necessary projects.
    Our luncheon consisted of chicken, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, turnip greens, rolls and butter, fruitcake and chocolate cake.

  • WWII veterans meet Jan. 12

    By DOT HALVORSEN
    Publicity

    World War II Veterans will start the new year at a meeting on Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell. May this year be prosperous and a healthy year for you and yours. All WW II veterans are welcome to join us. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join in the camaraderie.

  • EMS Employee of the Year

    Saffron Dodd, Levy County EMS Employee of the Year for 2011, is
    presented the award by Public Safety Director David Knowles as she was honored by the Levy County Commission.  Back row, from left to right, commissioners Chad Johnson, Mike Joyner, Ryan Bell, Danny Stevens and Marsha Drew.

     

  • Gardening classes offered this month

    Novice and experienced gardeners have an opportunity to hone gardening skills, share personal experience and meet folks of similar interest through the Florida Master Gardener program.  Classes for 2012 Florida Master Gardener training will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and will meet each Tuesday for eight consecutive weeks from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Levy Agricultural Center in Bronson, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Alt. 27.

  • Library friends to meet

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.  The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • Focus on the positive with God in overcoming life’s tribulations

    "Keep your eyes on God who is greater than any problem.”
    These were the words of a mother to her beloved daughter as she wrote to encourage her to solve the problems that she was now confronted with in her young life.
    This is a lesson that we would all do well to learn. With God all things are possible and we must never waver in our trust of Him.