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Today's News

  • Church news for the week of September 22

    n Old Town United Methodist Women     
       The Old Town United Methodist Women will have a study on Forgiveness and Reconciliation on Saturday, Sept. 24. A morning snack will be served at 9:30 with the program beginning at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. A noon lunch, optional, will be available for $7. This is an event that the North West District UMW provides. All Christian women are welcome.

    n Chiefland First UMC has surprise

  • School board hopes to Fast ForWord student learning

    Tuesday morning’s Levy County School Board meeting began with members doubting what they were hearing and ended with a unanimous vote to move forward on a new program aimed at improving reading skills by exercising the brains of students.
    Superintendent Bob Hastings said Levy County students are not reading at the state average in any grade despite having reading coaches at every school and the implementation of a variety of remedial programs.
    “We have got to do something different,” he said.

  • Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, Oct. 8

       Pure Water Wilderness holds the 3rd Annual Suwannee River Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 8,  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
       There will be a limited number of available canoes or bring your own canoe.
       The first 50 volunteers to register will receive a T-Shirt. Lunch is sponsored by Progress Energy.
    For more information call 352- 463-3467

  • 'Murder of Scarecrows' at Chief

     The Suwannee Valley Players present the comedy thriller “Murder of Scarecrows” at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students (K-12) and seniors 65 or older.  Visit www.svplayers.org for more information.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 22

    Through Saturday

    Friends half-priced book sale
    The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library's bookstore is overstocked in all categories. The store, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, will sell all hard-covered and paperback books for half price during the two-week sale. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

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    TDC meeting

  • Calling all artists ages 4 to 12

       Show off your artistic skills by entering a poster in the Florida Farm Bureau Youth Poster Contest. Each person may enter one poster based on the theme “Back Where I Come From” and agriculture.
       There are three different age divisions for competition: ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 10-12 (all ages as of September 12, 2011).
       Posters will be on display at the Florida Farm Bureau 70th Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2011.

    n Posters can be no larger than 14” x 22” and can’t be matted or framed.

  • 9/11, a walk to remember

     Bronson Future Farmers of America students took part in "9/11, A Walk to Remember" before the Eagles' home game against Seven Rivers on Friday. As a show of respect for the lives lost 10 years ago, FFA members walked around the old Bronson High School, now Hilltop, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
     Donations were taken prior to kickoff with 100 percent going to The Wounded Warriors Project. Donations also can be made by calling Marcia Smith or Jennifer Bray with the Bronson FFA at352-486-5261, ext. 283.

  • Chiefland FFA member makes state finals

  • CF Levy Center

    n Financial workshops meet in October
       The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Financial Focus Workshops, providing answers to common questions about personal finance.
       The workshops will be held Mondays, Oct. 3 through 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The registration fee is $15 and includes all five sessions.

  • New CFEC building on its way

    The board of Central Florida Electric Co-op, donning hardhats, were gold shovel-ready Monday afternoon as they posed for the ground-breaking ceremony at the new location for the operations center in Chiefland.
    The new building will be 32,000 square feet and house a variety of departments that are located in several buildings in Chiefland. It will include system operations, member services, engineering and a two-lane drive-thru for making payments.