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Today's News

  • Fanning to host Springs and Blooms Garden Festival

    Celebrate the colors, textures and shapes
     of north Florida landscapes

       Fanning Springs State Park will host its annual spring garden festival Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of native plants will be for sale, and techniques for environmentally friendly watering, fertilizing and controlling pest will be demonstrated.

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).

  • Two attend FFA Leadership Summit

    Hailey Bason (left), of Chiefland Senior FFA, and Kaley Wilder, of Williston Senior FFA, recently attended the State Leadership Summit at the Florida Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  
    While there, they were both selected to be on a state committee. They were invited to attend because they serve as chair and co-chair of Sub-District 2, which serves Levy County FFA.

  • CF President Dassance announces retirement

    Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president of the College of Central Florida since November 1996, has informed the District Board of Trustees he will retire this summer. Dassance, who will be 66 in April, indicated that this was the most difficult decision of his 44 years as a community college educator.
    “The college is doing well and after nearly 15 years as president, I decided this was the right time for the college to transition to new leadership,” he said.

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation speaking contest

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speaking contest on Feb. 1 in Bronson.  There were two contestants — Yancey Hudson and Matthew Brown speaking on  “What is the Economic Impact of Florida Forest?”  Hudson placed first winning $125, while Brown took second place and $75. Both received trophies. Hudson will continue on to the District level competition on May 2 in Live Oak.

  • Haven Hospice names VP of business development

  • SBA launches online “Lender Toolkit” 

    Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website.
    Elements of the streamlined Lender Toolkit include useful tools like the ability to download and submit loan packages, updates on interest rates and important lending news, all at www.sba.gov/for-lenders.
    The online Lender Toolkit features:

  • State, local training available for businesses

       The College of Central Florida CF Institute, Workforce Connection and Marion County EDC are sponsoring an informational session for businesses in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties on how to apply for or obtain Quick Response Training, Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants.
    The session is 8-11 a.m Thursday, April 7 at three locations:
    • Ewers Century Center, Room 107, CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road
    • CF Citrus Campus, Building C4, Room 103, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto

  • Once orphaned

    "For he has made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, so that we might e made the righteousness of God in him"  
    2 Corinthians 5:21
     
    When God saves a man, He does more than pardon that sinner of his guilt; He also completely erases the old offenses from the "books," cleans the sinners name and gives him the perfect righteousness of the Savior. For that reason, believers may rightly be called saints, for they stand perfect in Christ.

  • Church news for the week of April 7

    Mother's Day, Father's Day extravaganza
       Turning Point Ministry is making it easy to shop for that special someone for Mother's Day and Father's Day with a sale of gift items.
       Local sales consultants from companies such as Avon, Arbonne, Blessings Unlimited, Dove Chocolate, Nature Burst, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty One will be on hand 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Turning Point, 16750 N.W. 60th Ave., Trenton.