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  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  •  By LOIS SCOTT

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  •  The light pouring in from the dome’s rectangular opening made silhouettes out of John Novak and the large telescope he built some years back.

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  • U.S. Army Captain Angelique Ledesma presented Acting Commander Richard Bater of AmVets Post 422 in Chiefland with a flag last Wednesday during a ceremony at the post. The flag was flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sept. 1. Capt. Ledesma presented the flag to thank Post 422 for sending toiletries and other needed goods to the troops. The post's Ladies Auxiliary organized the gifts. "Post 422 really appreciates what she's done for this country," Bater said before the ceremony.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   Everyone enjoyed reading the  quilt books that were brought in,.   More fabric was also brought in.  Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Curuth.   More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  •  By Toni C. Collins

  •   By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Levy County Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a very enjoyable day.  It was so good to have Goldie, Ann and Cleo back from their vacation.

  • Before last Friday's Chiefland-Trenton High School football game, cheerleaders held a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. At halftime, the school honored Laura Brookins, a local cancer survivor.

    Also, employees of Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply stand next to sale items meant to increase awareness of breast cancer.  A percentage of the sale of the "pink" items will go to breast cancer research.  The sale will last through the month of October. 

  • Luke was busy snorting in the dirt and kicking up a huge cloud of sunlit dust when Patricia Zerbini yelled his name to get his attention.  He looked at her, and noticing what she held in her hands, turned and plodded toward her with the same enthusiasm children show when they jump out of bed Christmas morning.
    When he made it to where Zerbini was standing, she handed him a brush loaded with paint.  Luke snorted again and walked over to a specially prepared easel perched in the dirt not far from where a large crowd had gathered.

  • Williston Rotary Club members received the challenge to have purple pinkies Tueday when Lake City Rotarian John Wheeler spoke to the club about eliminating polio around the world.
    Once pandemic, polio is close to being eradicated and Rotary has taken on the project to ensure it is in most of our lifetimes.
    Today, the disease, which affects the nervous system and causes paralysis, originates in four countries: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria.

  • Hart Springs will be featured in a segment of a new TV series on geology put together by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Discovery Channel.

    Filming for the project at Hart Springs, which focused on part of the spring's cave system, started Wednesday and ended on Friday.

    Lucy Van Beek, a BBC producer at the springs Wednesday, said the TV series, called “Naked Earth”, will be hosted by the BBC's Richard Hammond and will air some time in 2011.

  • It was a day full of events on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Williston Horseman’s Park. Cross Brand Cowboy Church hosted their first team roping at 10 a.m. It was a three-head progressive put on by John Hudson and his crew. Casey Larkins and Bud Partin rode away with the top prize money. The next team roping will be Saturday, Oct. 2. Sign-up is at 9 a.m., rope at 10 a.m.

  • The fifth annual motorcycle fund-raiser “Ride to Provide,” to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (Levy ARC), will be held Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

    On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bronson High School with free coffee and doughnuts.

    The ride will begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net.

  •  It’s time to let your voice be heard.

  • Haven’s Fall at the Lodge, a benefit for Haven Hospice will take place from  5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Gilchrist Club, a private hunting and sporting club set in the heart of Florida’s timberland, located at 290 SE 4th Way, Trenton. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music, along with a live and silent auction.   Reservations and tickets are required. The cost is $75 per guest. For tickets contact Stephanie Brod at 352-271-4665.  

  •  Keyboarding course offered at CCF Levy Center

  • Ask Bronson Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jerry Horton why the program he helped pioneer, the Levy County Fire Academy, is growing in popularity, and he’ll tell you it’s because of the quality of the instructors. “If it wasn’t for the instructors, it wouldn’t be what it is today,” he said Thursday. The program, given its official name this year, has steadily grown since it was started about five years ago and is being looked at by the Florida State Fire College, in Ocala, as a potential partner in providing more advanced t