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Today's Features

  • Karen Pinkston leaned over the cracked slab and brushed away the dirt and grime of a century of neglect. The name of a young girl cast into the homemade stone, Missouri, was barely made visible.

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  • Beth Davis may be retiring from the Levy County School Board in November to make way for “new blood” but she is not slowing down.

  • September 13

     

    WWII vets meeting

    The World War II Vets group will meet at Deke’s Steak House in Chiefland between 11 a.m. And 11:30 a.m. Any news regarding Vets please notify Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310,  or via mail at 215 N.E. 5th St., Williston, FL. 32696, or via email jvcv5@embarqmail.com. 

     

     

    September 14

  • Tony’s Three-Time World Champion Clam Chowder launched into the food service industry on Friday, Aug 10, at the Florida Food Service annual summer Food Show in St. Augustine.

     Tony’s Chowder is now available in cases of six 51 oz. cans, and is being distributed by Florida Food Service, Inc. and City Line Distributors in New England. 

     Tony’s Chowder fans can also order a case for themselves at www.tonyschowder.com.

  • This weekend

    Flood Jam helps victims of TS Debby

    Flood Jam, with three stages of music, an online auction of donated items and services, food and crafts, games and activities will be held at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak on Aug. 17-18.

    Two-day tickets cost $40 in advance, $60 at gate and include primitive camping. One day tickets are  $20 each at the gate and camping is not included.

  • Back on the farm at Twentymile Bend things had settled down after a brush by a tropical wave that dumped 12 inches of rain on top of us. 

    But my father, as usual, was thinking up ways to keep my brother Jerry and me busy. We were dreading what he might come up with next, because on a farm there were so many dirty jobs available. 

    I had spent one summer building fence and didn't want to have that ever again. 

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    Saturday

     

    2nd Saturday concert

    Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc. will present the third of its 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. 

    Rod Sillars will take the stage at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 7 p.m. Rod's smooth voice and intricate musical style ranges from the classics of Seeger and Dylan, with some upbeat ditties.

  • Troy Chancey knows there’s no place like home.
    After a year of being shot at and interrogating enemy combatants in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old Army specialist admits being back in the relatively slow pace of Chiefland is a little strange. But life in the states is something he looks forward to getting used to again.
    “I wanna’ do a lot of the things I missed out on,” Chancey said Friday from the home of his grandparents Janice and Buster.

  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge hosted its summer open house of Cedar Keys Light Station celebrating the 158th anniversary last Saturday.  
    The Refuge partnered with Cedar Key Historical Society and Levy County Historical Society in order to bring historians and ambience to the significant historical site managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    “Refuges are places where the people of today can renew the ties to their cultural heritage by viewing ancient & historic sites,” reads the “Promise” document of 1996.