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Opinion

  • We wish to thank all of those who made our first annual Christmas Under the Stars celebration Dec. 7 at the Fort Fanning Historical Park a success.  Special thanks to the Fire Rescue of Fanning Springs for all the help with the decorations; Gina Cowsert for furnishing the wonderful holiday music; the City of Fanning Springsfor its support; and Mike Boyer and the Marine Patrol for their assistance with the boat show.

  • By Julie Delegal

  • By Mark O'Brien

  • By TERRY WINES

    For many of us, the beginning of a new year always brings resolve to do something new or different. Whether it is eating healthier, getting more exercise, quitting the use of tobacco, the new year brings opportunities to start anew. 

  •  By Diane Garte

  • The Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale was a huge success thanks to many, including Sue Ann Burkhardt and her husband and son, Mary Harper, Ralph Briggs, Lynn DiTullio, Carol Ward, Bryan Clark, Grace Anderson, Russ Wells, Barry Pickard and Spencer Pickard.  Special Thanks to the Mormon church for the lending of a dozen tables and the four missionaries.  All helped to set up bringing books out and then bringing books in after the sale. A job well done! Thank You!

  • The Chiefland High School Student Government would like to express our thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their support of our 22nd Annual Pie Auction. 

  • This year, the Florida Legislature explored the option of expanding Medicaid coverage in our state. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to expand Medicaid coverage to everyone below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the opinion that Medicaid expansion would not be mandatory, but rather, each state could decide whether it was in its best interest to expand. As incentive to expand fully, the Obama Administration and Congress promised full federal funding for three years.

  •  Watch out for 

  • The governor of Florida is making it abundantly clear he will stop at nothing to sabotage the new federal health-care law.  And in so doing, he’s putting at risk some of the very residents he was elected to serve.

  • By Stephanie Carroll Carson

    Florida News Connection

  • In 1952, I came home from boot camp just in time to get in on a cattle trapping, cattle roping and cattle shooting deal in a rough pasture south of the St. Lucie Canal. 

  • This year, the Florida Legislature passed a budget I believe is an extremely positive step for our state. The state’s budget is a result of months of work and meetings between legislators and the general public. The result is a fiscally responsible budget that makes strong financial investments in our state’s future without having to raise taxes on Florida’s families or businesses. 

  • Thanks for the support

  • Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for making the 2013 Doris Nash Memorial Golf Tournament such a success:

  • It's no secret that if you don’t work for Levy County, Levy County schools, the dollar store, the grocery or the seven eateries in Bronson, you may as well leave town to find employment. 

  • By Anne Shortelle

  • On March 6th we spent the night at the Chiefland Best Western Hotel while on our way to Tarpon Springs. Being retired military, we always look for a VFW or American Legion. We found very nice and welcoming people at the VFW and thank them for a very enjoyable evening.