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Today's News

  • Medicare answers available

       If you have questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare billings, there is a place to go for answers.
    Visit a SHINE volunteer and get the answers. SHINE is a program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance by trained volunteers.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
       SHINE volunteers will be available:

  • Relive history at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

       Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 26th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5.  Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service while enjoying one of north central Florida’s most exciting cultural events. Volunteers will receive a one-day pass for free admission to the Faire.

  • Local dog in holiday parade

    Jessie McDonald, 9, of Old Town, coordinated her outfit with that of her dog, Tiny Tiger, for the Cedar Key Canine Christmas Celebration. The parade around downtown Cedar Key, which attracted more than 30 dogs and their owners
    and admirers, was held Saturday, Dec. 17.

     

  • DHSMV warns customers about unnecessary fees

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a warning to its customers about deceptive websites that lure people into paying a fee to access DHSMV’s online motorist services. The official-looking websites require their customers to pay a surcharge for their assistance. DHSMV does not require a surcharge for any of its websites -- www.GoRenew.com and www.flhsmv.gov and others. The Department posts fees on www.flhsmv.gov. 

  • Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry

    As if it wasn't enough that the low water on the Suwannee River forced the cancellation of last Saturday's lighted boat parade on the Suwannee River, the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club was told that water supplies are getting lower and action needs to be taken.
    David Still, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, in a presentation that was loaded with data and graphs available on the district's website said, "Citizens want to know information and they want it right now."

  • Light station opens for holiday season

    It took about half an hour for the small fiberglass tour boat to make it from the oyster-encrusted dock at Cedar Key to the small island known as Seahorse Key.
    About a dozen passengers, clad in windbreakers and lap blankets, sat quietly, bobbing in unison with the gray waves of low tide. An osprey, clutching a fish in its talons, watched the boat from the channel marker it was using as a perch.

  • Toys For Tots reps: economy challenging

    Pat Arcadi was marshalling an army of volunteers Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Bronson while her husband, Vince, was visiting with each and thanking them for their help.
    The Arcadis and the volunteers work all year just to spend three days helping parents of more than 2,000 children choose gifts in a toy store-like atmosphere, free of charge, from Tri-County Toys For Tots.

  • Schofield seeks District 3 commission post

    Jack Schofield, of Yankeetown, has filed with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections to run for County Commissioner, District 3, in the upcoming 2012 election.
    Both Schofield and his wife, Susie, have been involved in their local community.  Schofield is serving his second term on the Yankeetown Town Council, is vice president of the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, is a member of Friends of the A. F. Knotts Library and a member of W.A.R. (Withlacoochee Area Residents).  

  • 40 years of food

    Levy County Schools Foodservice Director Candy Barber, left, is presented a plaque honoring her 40 years of service by Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings on Monday. The presentation was at a retirement party put on by food service personnel at Chiefland Elementary School.  Barber, who is president of the Florida School Nutrition Association, is retiring Jan. 4

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Dec. 15

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 9, Cynthia Krystal Brownfield, 26, Cross City, grand theft.
    n Dec. 11, Gerald David Browning, 31, Trenton, deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $5,000.
    n Dec. 8, Ashley Nicole Coronado, 22, Bronson, petit theft. Bond $500.
    n Dec. 6, Howard Lee Dayton, 23, Morriston, two counts VOP.
    n Dec. 7, Jonathan Lee Figueroa, 25, Chiefland, grand theft. Bond $15,000.
    n Dec. 5, Sarah Suzette Fine, 24, Cedar Key, battery.