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  •    Spring is here and books are popping up on tables at the Bronson public library just waiting for you to purchase. Come to the Bronson Library on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       Hardback books are 50 cents each and paperbacks are 10 cents each.
       If you are interested in donating books for our sale, please either come by during business
    hours or call 352-486-2015 for more information.

  •    Cycle for Education is a fun way to help raise money to benefit students in the classroom for the Levy County Schools Foundation.
       The leisure ride follows the Greenway Trail. It begins at the Chiefland Shopping Center at 8 a.m. and continues past the Suwannee River through Fanning Springs, on to Cross City or as far as you want. The ride is up to 48 miles long, but riders can ride as little as they wish or go beyond the designated trail.

  • Would you spend just two and one half hours a week to learn how to stay active and enjoy life? Then you need the Living Healthy program.

  • The Florida Department of Elder Affairs invites you to join the award-winning SHINE Program team of volunteers.  The SHINE Program helps Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions about Medicare and health insurance.  

  • Bronson Blue Springs has lost its sparkle.

    Severe drought, according to Suwannee River Water Management District Engineer Meagan Wetherington, has caused the spring to quit flowing. And recent rains, though not enough to recharge the aquifer, have caused water from nearby swamps, heavy with tannins, to flow into the spring, staining it muddy brown.

  • Karina Lowyns, center, a fourth grade student at Chiefland Elementary School, is congratulated by CES Principal Patrice McCully, left and Judy Allen of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 Ladies Auxiliary, for winning first place at the state level in the organization's Patriotic Coloring Contest. She took home a check for $100 and a certificate. Her entry now moves on to the national VFW Auxiliary competition.

  • The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its monthly meeting at the library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12.  The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email: tomreitz@msn.com.  

  •    Patrick Allen, the director of Haven Hospice in Chiefland, was the special guest speaker at the March 29 Suwanee Valley Rotary meeting.
       Allen said the cancer foundation he helped organize, BACK Fighting Cancer Inc., is on a new mission this year: to provide financial assistance to the families for children fighting cancer in the Tri-County Area.

  • From left. Rick Luckhardt, Irene Boyd, of Tri-County Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Paige Brookins, president of the Suwanee Valley Rotary.

  • By Pam Darty
    Refuge Ranger
    Colorful flyers seen all over town brought a record crowd to the Cedar Key Library for the third presentation by Dr. Kenneth Sassaman.
    The University of Florida archaeologist has been working on the 30 coastal miles of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and the thirteen islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge for the past three years, so nearly half of the standing-room-only audience had returned for the most recent findings.

  • The 48th Spring Arts Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, April  28-29, and the Cedar Key Arts Center is seeking individuals who want to support the festival by becoming a Purchase Award Patron.  It's fun, supports the artists, the festival, and this year, there's a money back guarantee.

  • By LOIS SCOTT and
    BEVERLY SHOBE

    Publicity
    The March business meeting of the Springhouse Quilter's Guild convened Tuesday, March 13, with President Mary Rawlins officiating.  Madam President thanked the guild ladies for their assistance during the March 10 Trenton Quilt and Craft Festival and reiterated her appreciation for their sharing of time and self.  The 39 members and one guest present enjoyed a delightful brunch.  Door prizes were won by Janet Gooding, Lois Johnson and Ve Wietor.

  • By MYRTICE SCABORZI
    Publicity

  • Former City of Chiefland Deputy Clerk Edith Goss celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, March 17, with 35 of her family members at a party hosted by her children, Sandra Allen (Raymond), Chiefland, Virginia Sikes, Florence, Ms., Mike Goss, Bruce Goss (Regina), Chiefland, and Dan Goss (Beth) of Fanning Springs. A dinner was served along with birthday cake.  The family spent some time sharing memories and great times they have had with their mother, grandmother and great grandmother's life.

  • Betty Workman and Pop Charles Scarberry of Chiefland are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane Cannon-Wylie to Bennie Thompson, son of the late Clifford and and Lula Mae Thompson of Branford. A wedding is planned for July 7 at 4 p.m. near Branford.

  • The free evenings of bluegrass at the Old Town Elementary School Auditorium started two years ago when Big Cypress Bluegrass Band approached the Dixie County Historical Society and proposed the idea of a free evening of Bluegrass music in order to promote Bluegrass and also to give back to the community for supporting the band through the years.
    The Historical Society was very gracious in allowing the group the chance to show what it  could do if given the chance. The partnership brings entertainment to all who love traditional Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel music.

  • The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    Anyone interested in the Democratic Party, discussing the upcoming elections or just interested in getting involved in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to the meeting and join.
       The committee is seeking people that are interested in the party and interested in fairness in the political system.
       A dinner menu will be available for purchase.
    For more information, call Charley King 352-493-4797.