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Today's News

  • AARP news

    By NORM CONTI
    Publicity
    AARP held its regular monthly meeting Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    December is our fund raising month; we will be having a Silent Auction of all of the items that the members bring in.  There are always many good buys for the wise shopper. The high-lite of the day will be the "noisey auction" where you will have a chance to bid on items donated by local merchants.  It's always a lot of fun.

  • AARP schedules winter driving classes

       The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011.
       Because Florida state law requires that any insurance company doing business in the state must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course, it's a good idea to update yourself and get information on newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws. Contact your agent for discount amounts.

  • Social Security homepage redesigned

  • Tips for retiring in an uncertain economy

    With the dust finally settling around the nation's economic crisis, baby boomers are taking stock to see if their retirement plans need revising.
    There are many ways to adjust to today's economic uncertainty: from working longer to changing investment strategies or living situations.
    The shocking news for many is that some of their safety nets may no longer be viable.  

  • The Boomer Generation faces health and retirement choices

    By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
    On Jan. 1, 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — 2.8 million of them in this one year alone — will begin turning 65. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that almost 8,000 people a day will celebrate that significant birthday, and it's a process that will continue through 2039 when the last of the 78 million Boomers reaches 65.
    The months leading up to this milestone birthday are fraught with decisions about retirement, health care and lifestyles.

  • Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Donnie and Jean Cason, of Chiefland, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carmen Amber Trent, to Michael Alan Beauchamp, also of Chiefland.  Beauchamp is the son of Mike and Laurel Beauchamp, of Chiefland, and Zondra and Ed Amos, of Trenton. Both Carmen and Michael graduated from Chiefland High School. The wedding is planned for May 21, 2011 at the Trenton Womens Club.

  • Christmas at the public library

    The Luther Callaway Public Library had a fun filled Christmas Party on Dec. 16. The children were encouraged to wear their pajamas for this special night time event.
    The evening started with Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, reading The Florida Night Before Christmas by E.J. Sullivan while waiting for a special visitor. Then, Santa Claus walked in the library with a big smile, a huge bag and a loud "Ho Ho Ho".

  • Horse club donates to Shands Cancer Center

    By DAVE WILSON
    Special to the Citizen
    The Levy County Horse Club held its Tenth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trail Ride on Oct. 23.  The event is held at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trails Month.
    This benefit is for a great cause and what better reason to be out on the trails.  This year’s event raised $6,500 that was donated to Shands Cancer Center to be utilized for the use of local breast cancer patients.

  • Springhouse Quilters

    By LOIS SCOTT
    Special to the Citizen
    All of us from Springhouse Quilters hope that you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas, and we are hoping that you will also celebrate a safe and prosperous New Year.
    For the month of December, Springhouse members took a break to be with family and friends to celebrate this wonderful Christmas season.

  • Board to move millions to local investment firm

    It appears the Levy County School Board will be shifting millions of dollars to a local company in the immediate future.
    During Tuesday's morning meeting, benefits analyst Donna Turner presented the board with two options for converting the district's 401k supplemental retirement plan from Winn Pellett in Atlanta. That represents $3.52 million in participant assets, with 374 total accounts of which 169 are actively participating.