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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rodeo Roundup

    Lighthouse Word Church celebrated its 29th anniversary March 27, with a special Rodeo Roundup service. Everyone was encouraged to come dressed in western wear. Fun was had by all as the youth performed in drama and dance and the children raced their homemade stick horses around the sanctuary. The service was followed by barbecue dinner on the grounds. Lighthouse Word Church on U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland.

  • A good-natured deputy

    Dear Sheriff Smith,
    As we were driving through Chiefland on Feb. 19, around 2:30 p.m., we experienced a blowout on our right front tire. Well, you can imagine our concern driving from Wisconsin (Packer country) to Orlando with not only our luggage but our children's luggage, as well. Just think about the unpacking of the trunk, alone.

  • Pet adoption not a matter of age

  • Statements need fact checking