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Today's News

  • Haven Hospice celebrates “Mr. Harry’s” 80th birthday

     The staff of Haven Hospice’s Tri-Counties care center in Chiefland honored their most dedicated volunteer, Harry L. Coleman, with a surprise 80th birthday party Mar. 5. It was a fitting tribute to this Chiefland resident who has made helping Haven his mission. For “Mr. Harry,” as he’s known, the Haven staff is his family and the care center is his home. He adopted them and they in turn adopted him.

  • Film students experience wild spring break

    LIVE OAK--Film students at American University in Washington, D.C., exchanged fun in the big city to camp in the wilds of Florida for a week over spring break. Classroom in the Wild – an alternative spring break program – gave about a dozen students an opportunity to explore life on the banks of the Suwannee River while learning to film nature.

    The students camped at Adams tract river camp, owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), March 6-12. During their stay, they toured the Steinhatchee River Basin and other District lands.

  • Help wanted: 2010 Census

    Certain areas of Levy County are still short of applicants to work as Census Workers next month. 

    This means that folks seeking work still have an opportunity to apply for the well-paid temporary positions.  With no time clock to punch and choosing when you want to work, these jobs offer flexibility.

    Since there is no office to report to, both mileage reimbursement at 50 cents per mile and the hourly wage of $11.25 is paid from your driveway back to your driveway. 

  • Front line first aid and Thaddeus Parker

    The famous February 1945, photo of the flag raising at Iwo Jima shows six men planting an American flag. Three died there and three managed to make it back home after World War II. Among the survivors was John “Doc” Bradley, of Antigo, Wis., a corpsman, a medic.

    When Bradley died in 1994, his family recognized that he had never spoken publicly about his involvement in Iwo Jima. Instead, his son James Bradley wrote the book, “Flags of Our Fathers” to tell the story of that moment in a war and how they affected the decades that followed for the survivors.

  • Bronson pursues federal stimulus funds

    The Town of Bronson gave the green light to Mittauer and Associates to prepare a Preliminary Engineering Report and environmental study on the wastewater treatment plant – necessary actions if the town wants to apply for federal stimulus dollars through the USDA’s Rural Development Agency.

  • 2010-11 School year extended

    The School Board of Levy County on Tuesday approved a revised calendar for the 2010-2011 school year that lengthens the school year by several days, yet adds a few perks for students and teachers.

    The board discussed two potential calendars at Tuesday’s twice-monthly meeting, both of which contained various pros and cons.

    The approved calendar for next year puts the final day of school at June 9, as opposed to June 3, which was presented as an alternative.

  • Time for a break

    Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team entered spring break in style last Thursday evening, shutting down Newberry High 8-0.

    Pitcher Christen Trail picked up the win for the Indians, tossing a complete game shutout and striking out five.

    Chiefland’s aggressive baserunning paid off again for the most part, with the Indians picking apart the Panthers’ defense when they weren’t covering their bases. Chiefland batters would reach first, whether by fielder’s choice, walk or single, and quickly work their way to third and beyond.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    World War II Veterans to meet

     The April meeting of World War II veterans will be held at 10 a.m. at Branford High School in Branford. Veterans will visit classes and speak to the students, answer their questions. The Veterans will also be honored in a program prepared by the students.

    If you have any questions call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697

    "911 Be Prepared"

  • First Cycle for Education on Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be holding it's first Cycle for Education on Saturday.

    The bicycle ride will begin at the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center at 102 North Main Street in Chiefland.      SAG stops, with food and beverage available, will be located in Fanning Springs and Old Town until noon.  The ride to Old Town and back to Chiefland is approximately 25 miles.  Riders may ride further if they choose.  

  • Looking for a home

    This little cutie is Cuddles, a rescued 2-year-old, male poodle, who is looking for a forever home.  He is full of love and play and gets along well with children and dogs. Cuddles is residing at the Dixie County Humane Society and more informatuion, including how you can adopt him, can be found at www.petfinder.com, or by calling Pam at (352) 542-1081.