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Today's News

  • County budget more than $700K in hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.

  • Religious event to come to skate park

    The message of Christ will be coming to Delma Locke Skate Park in a couple of months.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to allow North Chiefland Church of God to stage a Christian-based event there May 21.
    John Kyle, a representative from the church, told the commission the event will feature urban art, sculpture, skateboarding, music and street dancing. Kyle said the event will be all day.
    Skaters in the event will be members of a Christian skateboarding team that travels around ministering to the youth.

  • LARC lobbies for funding

    Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
    “Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
    “Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”

  • Out-standing in their field

    The entire student body of Chiefland High School lined up for an aerial photo a few weeks ago in celebration of the school’s achievement of an ‘A’ grade — up two notches from last year’s ‘C.’

  • Floridians 50+ unprepared for rising utility costs

    By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
     A recent survey conducted by AARP confirms that Floridians 50+ are concerned about their finances, thinking about having to delay retirement and struggling with day-to-day costs of living as big spikes in fuel costs ripple through the economy.
    According to media reports, some advisors to Gov. Rick Scott have even discussed raising your electric bills – and those of existing Florida businesses – to raise money to lure new and expanding businesses to Florida.

  • Making your home senior-friendly

    State Point News

  • Nosey says ...

    Now is a good time to contact your legislators and tell them what a good job they are doing holding costs down. Their fantastic wisdom predicted seniors would not need a cost of living increase in 2010-2011. After all, the only thing that went up in 2010 was gas, Medicare, food, house insurance, car insurance and medicine. Seniors require a great deal more medication than we did when we were only 45 or 55.

  • Seniors enjoy trip to Walmart

       Wal-Mart Manager Arnie Pierce presents the "Bus Seniors" with a new big screen television to be used at the Trenton Senior Center.    The monthly trips to Wal-Mart on the Gilchrist County free bus have become a social event that all the riders look forward to on the first Friday of each month. The group wishes to thank not only the manager, but all the employees of Walmart for all the help they have provided over the last few months.
     

  • Tummond to party for No. 93

       The family and many friends of former Levy County Tax Collector C.D. Tummond are having a 93rd birthday party for him on Saturday, April 2, at the Brinkman Farm on County Road 330 — 10351 N.W. 70th St.— Chiefland. Friends will begin gathering at 11 a.m. with lunch at 1 p.m.  All are welcome and guests are asked, if you can, bring a chair and if you wish, a favorite dish. Balloons will mark the drive on which to turn.
    No RSVP required. Questions? Contact Bob Mount 490-5040 or Dick Tummond  490-6509.
    Please come and share memories!

  • Social Security questions

    By ALICED MOSES - TURNER
    Social Security Assistant District Manager, Gainesville
    Question:
    Can I get a new Social Security number if someone has stolen my identity?
    Answer: