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Today's News

  • First ever veterans resource fair in Lake County

       Congressman Rich Nugent (FL-05) announced today that he will be hosting his first annual Lake County Veterans Resource Fair on October 15th, 2011.
     
    Who:  Rep. Rich Nugent and his District Staff
     

  • Nugent announces continuation of National WWII Memorial registration

    U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent (R-District 5) said his District Office in Brooksville will continue providing special assistance to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial.
    During September, World War II veterans were invited to stop by the Congressman’s District Office for assistance registering with National World War II Memorial.  The response was overwhelming.  More than 120 World War II veterans took Nugent up on his offer.

  • Military memorials open to public

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11.

  • Veterans Briefs

    WWII veterans meeting
      All World War II veterans are invited to join us for lunch on Thursday October, 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie's Restaurant in Williston. Our WW II veterans come from 5 different counties so we switch our meeting places around to accommodate all of you. Melanie has catered us in the past so we know your lunch will be excellent. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.

  • VA posts online list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure

    Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.  

  • Tri-county area welcomes new attorney

       Joy L. Powell was sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar by Gilchrist County Judge Edward Philman, left, as her grandfather, retired Dixie County Judge Marshall M. Clements, holds the Bible. Powell took the oath as family, friends and colleagues looked on.
       She is the daughter of Tim and Lori Powell, of Bell, and the grandaughter of Marshall and Frances Clements, of Cross City, and Ethan and Audry Powell, of Bell.

  • 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 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
       For more information, call call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Oct. 6

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 29, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had dozens of quilt, knit and crochet magazines brought in so everyone enjoyed looking for future projects.  We still have some left.
     Many people think that all we do is quilt and have good lunches.  This year we gave  our 25th quilt to the Central Florida Electric Company. We met at their building for many years before the museum was built.   

  • ENGAGEMENT: Colson-Arrington

       Carl and Amanda Colson of Fanning Springs proudly announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Burgandy Colson to Christopher "Red" Arrington, the son of Randy and Jeanne Arrington of Trenton. The wedding will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church on Oct. 22, 2011 at 4 p.m. Reception will immediately follow.

  • South Levy Republicans to meet Oct. 18

    The Yankeetown – Inglis Republican Club is pleased to welcome back members and guests to the first fall meeting of 2011. The October meeting will take place on        Tuesday, October 18, at the Inglis-Yankeetown  Lions’ Club on Hwy 40 and 59th Street, Yankeetown. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., allowing for some socializing, and a pot-luck supper will  be served at 6:30 p.m.