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Today's News

  • It was a day full of events on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Williston Horseman’s Park. Cross Brand Cowboy Church hosted their first team roping at 10 a.m. It was a three-head progressive put on by John Hudson and his crew. Casey Larkins and Bud Partin rode away with the top prize money. The next team roping will be Saturday, Oct. 2. Sign-up is at 9 a.m., rope at 10 a.m.

  • Social networking changing the face of farming

    FarmVille, Facebook’s most popular game, allows millions to till digital soil and trade products in a virtual market. Now, University of Florida faculty are bringing social networking to real-life agriculture, and they want players.

    “Social networking is changing our personal lives and the business world in ways that we could have never predicted a few years ago,” said Allen Wysocki, an associate professor of food and resource economics at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “It only makes sense to bring that to agriculture.”

  • Ag Briefs

    Deadline For FAITC Teacher

    Grants Is Oct. 1

    General education teachers who teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in Florida are encouraged to apply for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Inc.’s 2010-11 Teacher Grant program.

    The deadline for applications is October 1. The application and guidelines are on the organization’s web site at www.agtag.org.

  • Chiefland Winn-Dixie offers flu shots

    The Chiefland Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., will offer flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis and through a vaccine clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7.

    Customers using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card will receive a $5 discount off the $28 flu vaccine ($23 with the Customer Reward Card). Flu shots are free for most Medicare customers.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    NCBDC meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. will meet at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at 660 East Hathaway Avenue, Bronson.

    Library Friends board to meet

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • Restoring Florida’s Springs presentation

    n  Speaker:  Robert L. Knight, Ph.D.,

    Director Howard T Odum FL Springs Institute,

    President Wetland Solutions, Inc.

    n  Topic: Dr. Knight will help clearly identify the biggest challenges to Florida springs & share the most promising solutions.

     

    n  When: Thursday September 30 - 7:00 PM

    (Free admission, refreshments served afterward)

     

    n  Where:  Fort White Community Center

    (Located on State Road 47 about 1 mile north

  • BBQ fundraiser for Williston FFA

    The Williston FFA chapter will be holding a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser Friday September 17, 2010 prior to the home football game against Chiefland.  The dinner will be served from 5-7pm in the Williston High School cafeteria.  The dinner is only $8 and you can purchase a ticket from any FFA member or call the Agriculture Department at 528-2153.  Walk ins are welcome.

  • State parks to host literacy month events

    Manatee Springs

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a story book reading in celebration of Literacy Month  at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2009. The park will also host a story book reading of Al Burks' "Mullet Latitudes" by Ranger Matt Meyer  at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, 2010.

  • 10 Students complete Levy Center CNA Course

    The College of Central Florida recognized 10 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the Levy Center on Monday, Aug. 30.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Tonya Akins, Tracy Allen, Whitley Butler, Stanley Demere, Rosemarie Farrow, Linda Godbolt, Crystal Hamm, Christine Maddin, Jacque Phillips and Pavielle Wiggins.

  • Register Now for October ACT Test

    Registration is now open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards. Every student’s results can be tied directly to these consistent standards.