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Today's News

  • Candidate forum draws big crowd

    More than 100 people turned out for the Cedar Key Lions Club Candidates Forum on Tuesday to hear the folks running for local and federal office pledge to be fiscal conservatives dedicated to downsizing government and government spending.
    Lions Club President Dale Register read the two questions the club members devised before opening the questioning to the audience, moderated the event and kept strict track of the time allotment for answers. Candidates were limited to 90 seconds.

  • The steady trunk of an artist

    Luke was busy snorting in the dirt and kicking up a huge cloud of sunlit dust when Patricia Zerbini yelled his name to get his attention.  He looked at her, and noticing what she held in her hands, turned and plodded toward her with the same enthusiasm children show when they jump out of bed Christmas morning.
    When he made it to where Zerbini was standing, she handed him a brush loaded with paint.  Luke snorted again and walked over to a specially prepared easel perched in the dirt not far from where a large crowd had gathered.

  • Manatee Springs turtles strong despite decline of ecosystem, high nitrates

    Turtle populations at Manatee Springs State Park appear to be strong, according to a scientist contracting with the Florida Department of Environmental protection.
    “They’re the easiest of all reptiles to study,” herpetologist Eric Munscher said in a phone interview last week.  
    Adults, especially females, tend to use the same areas year after year, he explained.  It creates a higher likelihood of recapturing previously tagged animals.

  • Griner elected to office in forestry group

    Lynetta Usher Griner, an officer of Usher Land & Timber of Chiefland, has been elected president-elect of the Florida Forestry Association for the next two years.  Griner, an attorney, works for the family-owned timber operation.
    Bryan J. Olmert, president of Loncala, Inc. a land and timber operation in Alachua County was elected president of the association during the group's meeting in Destin on Sept. 9.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  All the boxes of fabric and other sewing materials have been taken to Grace Works in High Springs and Medic Ayers Nursing Home.  Now we can get back to normal.  We will be going to the Sheriff’s jail in Gainesville to take bags of clothes to the inmates getting out of jail that have nothing to put on.

  • Cannon-Janney Reunion

    The Cannon-Janney Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. at Manatee Springs State Park.
    You and your family are invited. Participants are asked to bring family pictures, and a favorite dish or dessert. Attendees will also need to bring beverages and lawn chairs for their comfort.
    R.S.V.P. to Barbara Cannon Scott at 386-935-3702, or Janice Cannon Beckham at 352-481-5510, or Rose (Donnie) Parkinson at 352-339-5619.

  • Marriage

    Megan Marlene Weatherford and Scott Christopher Snyder have announced their engagement. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct., 2, 2010, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton. A reception will follow.

  • Nosey says...

    As a matter of fact, yes, they do.
    It all starts with 25 professionals who volunteer their time and talent to develop national policy for the AARP board of directors who then adopt it as the association's public policy. This also guides the activities of all the volunteers and staff for the coming year.
    The group develops policies that focus on the issues that affect seniors' health and long term care, consumer protection, utilities and independent living.

  • Retired teachers begin meeting for school year

    By DELIA M. LONG
    Association Reporter
    Members of the Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association have been quite busy already this year, beginning with the executive board meeting at the Trenton Library in August.  At this time they mapped out activities for the 2010 school year.

  • Elder Affairs to help seniors enroll for benefits

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders — some of whom live in Levy County — who haven’t been able to apply online for food stamps will now be able to get personal help at an office location or via the Elder Helpline.
    A pilot project funded by a $500,000 grant will help the Florida Department of Elder Affairs reach its goal of enrolling 5 percent of the eligible seniors, a total of 10,180 seniors who are eligible for food stamps but do not receive them.