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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 5

    Saturday

    Easter egg hunt
    Pine Grove Baptist Church's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is from 10:30 a.m. to noon for ages 1 through 12. There will be prize eggs, a bicycle giveaway, an Easter basket giveaway, Easter story time and a hot lunch provided.
    For more information, call 352-463-2151

    Butterfly walk in refuge
    There will be a butterfly walk beginning at 9:15 a.m. Starting from the south entrance to the Nature Loop Road in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Library friends to meet

    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.  

  • National Day of Decision — April 16

    By Linda C. Scaz RN, PhD
    The fifth-annual National Day of Decision (NHDD) is set for April 16. Started by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this is a day set aside for individuals and families to have some open and honest dialog about advanced directives. Put more simply, it is a day to think about one’s wishes concerning medical treatment or non–treatment at end of life.

  • Want better brain health? Take a trip!

    While you’re having a great time taking photos of the Swiss Alps or the Colorado Rockies, you may not realize it but your travel experience is benefiting your mind.  Scientific research agrees that lifelong learning, which includes discovering first-hand new places, people and cultures, is one of the primary factors that lead to better brain health.
    Preparing to learn and travel

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary

       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.

  • New SV Rotary members

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

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation District host 2012 speaking contest

  • County declines to name 'newspaper of record'

    Two weekly newspapers made their case for obtaining Levy County's legal advertising business, but the Board of County Commissioners took no action.
    For several months the commissioners have been considering a proposal to take bids for legal advertising. Two weeks ago the commissioners decided to table action on the proposal and conduct business as usual after being addressed by A.D. “Andy” Andrews, “the steward of the Levy County Journal,”  and Tom Ten Broeck, general manager of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Church News for the week of April 5

    “The Thorn Easter Experience” at Lighthouse
       This year at Lighthouse Word Church the greatest story ever told comes to life with “The Thorn Easter Experience.” Through realistic videos, live dramas and beautiful music, attendees will experience the power and compassion of Jesus’ life, the pain of his crucifixion, and the triumph of his resurrection.  The Service will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Word Church.

  • A symbiotic relationship

    Symbioses is a word that describes the living together of two dissimilar organisms often in a mutually beneficial relationship. Thus, the cattle that we see here in Florida have developed a symbiotic relationship with birds that feed on insects, lice, and whatever else infests their hides.  The cowbirds help to free the cattle of those irritating pests and in return, the cattle provide food for their ever hungry stomachs.