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Today's News

  • Go tobacco-free Levy

     I appreciate your thorough coverage of community events and happenings.  Your publication has served to encourage good will and good health in the tri-county area. In that regard, let me encourage your readers to acknowledge and participate in Tobacco Free Florida Week (March 28–April 2).

  • Thankful for jobs

    I have lived in Levy County for most of my life and own a 265-acre farm in the south part of the county on Highway 19. If constructed, the proposed nuclear power plant and King Road Mine will be my close neighbors. So, I believe my say in this is important.
    Levy County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone who comes here wants to stay here, and those who are born here don’t want to leave. But right now, there’s no work and no opportunity for people to stay here and make a living.

  • Upset about mine

    Last year I acquired property in Inglis, a nice area with delightful residents. I am horrified by the Tarmac project proposed, which will destroy our rural lifestyle.
    I’ve had numerous alerts concerning the water in this area and feel the project will endanger the supply further.
    Living near the highway, the noise from additional trucks will destroy our community. The traffic now is within reason, but adding a thousand trucks a day will make this a very dangerous area. Unbearable!

  • Calling all mud boggers

    My name is Norman Eastman. A lot of folks in and around Dixie County have gotten to know me over the past few years. In case you haven’t, I promote the events at Ocean Pond Mudd Bogg.
    We’d like to continue having mud bog events every month, but there’s a problem. Competing events occur in Perry, Ocala and a lot of other places that feature overnight camping, an option unavailable at Ocean Pond. As a consequence, we lose a lot of visitors. We’re here for the local folks first and foremost, but local participation doesn’t keep the gates open.

  • Quote of the week

    "They have a saying: At home, you're a rascal. You get 50 miles away from home and they heard of you, and you get 1,000 miles from home and you're a hero."

    Bill Brown
    on his becoming a finalist for the
    Congressional Citizen Service Before Self medal

  • Church News for the week of March 17

    UMC welcomes
    back Rev. McClelland

    The Rev. Lloyd McClelland will be the guest pastor at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland on March 20 at the 10:15 morning worship service.  A short reception will follow to allow former friends to visit with him.  He was pastor  in Chiefland from 1977 to 1980. This continues the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Chiefland.

    Medford speaks at
    Chiefland Baptist

  • 59th Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale

    Fairgrounds are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

    Friday, March 18
    3-5:30 p.m. — Steer entry
    5-5:30 p.m. — Consumer judging registration
    5:30 p.m. — Primary and senior judging event
    6 p.m. — Junior judging event
    6:30-8 p.m. — Creative Life Skills entry (non-food items)

    Saturday, March 19
    7-10 a.m. — Swine entry
    9-11 a.m. Creative Life Skills entry
    10:30 -11 a.m. Livestock judging demonstration
    11 a.m. — Livestock judging events

  • Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Schedule

    n March 19 — 1-4 p.m. — Annual Wedding Expo in the Grande Hall: Free admission, door prizes including a grand prize, a bridal fashion show by the Glass Slipper Bridal with its entire San Patrick Collection by Pronovias,  DJs, wedding planners, wedding and reception decorators, photographers travel agents, a wine tasting by Suwannee River Valley Winery, hair stylists, makeup artists, Misty Edge Carraige Rides, a limo service provider and other event specialists.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 17

    Today, March 17

    Boiled dinner at St. John the Evangelist
    A traditional boiled St. Patrick’s Day dinner is on the menu at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland, 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, going towards Bronson. The dinner — corned beef, cabbage, Irish potatoes, carrots, dessert and beverage — is served 5-7 p.m.  for $5 for children and $7 for adults. For information, call 352-493-9723.
    Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent De Paul food closet. A donation of non-perishable food items is appreciated.

  • Chiefland softball keeps rolling

    Trenton took pregame like David ready to take down Goliath. The Lady Tigers were whooping and hollering like a team loaded with confidence as it prepared to take down the league’s top team, Chiefland.

    A couple of batters into the game in Trenton, the whooping had stopped, as the Lady Indians were well on their way to a 22-2 win to improve to 5-0 in District 5-2A play.