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Today's News

  • Crucifixion begs question of action, faith 

    "Lord , what will you have me to do?"   
    Acts 9:6
    Two famous portraits by the German artist Sternberg — his "Dancing Gypsy Girl" and the "Crucifixion" — are linked to one another by an unusual set of circumstances. 

  • 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.

  • Law Appreciation Night honors 8

    If law is what holds civilization together, then it's only civil that society should come together now and then to honor those who protect those laws.
    That was the message Thursday night as six area law enforcement officers, emergency first responders and two good Samaritans were honored at Law Appreciation Night, sponsored by the Chiefland Woman's Club at First Baptist Church of Chiefland.

  • Hurricane can't stop Martin

    Hurricane Irene couldn't stop Tom Martin from competing in the 2011 World Fire and Police Games in New York City.
    With Irene canceling flights up and down the East Coast late last month, the Levy County Sheriff's Office corporal took matters into his own hands. When Martin finished his nightshift on Aug. 27, he jumped into a car with his wife, Sarah, and headed north.

  • County property tax 7.8114 mils

    There was a little horse trading at the Levy County Commission on Monday as the board tried to feel each other out to set the property tax millage for the coming year.
    The commissioners also warned that they have cut the "fluff" from the county budget and a property tax increase is looming in the future.