Levy County to hold
pet adoption event


Goldy the cat Hardison, the senior mascot of HardisonInk.com pauses for a moment as she thinks about people who may want a cat. Goldy endorses adopting dogs and cats from Levy County Animal Services. Goldy fell from the sky, as best as can be determined, when a predatory bird thought she was too much fur and bones to bother eating. Therefore, this is not a recommended method for obtaining a cat. The best method to obtain a dog or cat is to adopt one from Levy County Animal Services.

Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.

Published July 18, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.
     LEVY COUNTY –
Normally open only during the weekdays, Levy County Animal Services is having an after-hours adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help people more easily adopt a dog or cat that may otherwise be euthanized.

 


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Called away from her cat guard duty of being on the lookout for lizards running on an outdoor deck -- where they run free from cat claws as they are on the other side of a glass door, Inky the cat Hardison, the junior mascot of HardisonInk.com notes, too, that while she was adopted from The Family Pet Vet of Chiefland (Dr. Ronald Spink, DVM), she too recommends that people seeking a cat or a dog as a pet visit the Levy County Animal Services kennels located in part of the unincorporated area of Levy County between Bronson and Williston - next to the Levy County Solid Waste Transfer Station (the dump).
Photo by Jeff M. Hardison © July 18, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.

     Other than this special event, adoptions can be done Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., although staff needs people to start the adoption process by 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.
     For at least the past 10 years, Levy County has reduced the number of dogs and cats it must destroy each year by its strong efforts to find homes for these potential pets.
     During this special event on Saturday, the prices are as follows: male dogs $40/female dogs $55; male cats $25/female cats $40.  If the dog/cat happens to already be spayed/neutered prior to arriving here the cost is $25. This will be cash only.
     These fees include spay/neuter, microchipping, rabies/distemper/parvo vaccinations, heartworm testing, Capstar for fleas and a dewormer.
     This is quite a deal for the cost. Animals will have to be picked up a day or two (depending on their gender) after the adoption takes place. Everyone should feel free to visit and adopt pets before and after the special event on Aug. 19. It is just that this event will be on a Saturday!
     Just as during the regular week, all transactions such as adoption, impounding, etc., are cash payment only – no checks or cards.
     Levy County Animal Services is an animal shelter that takes in unwanted or stray pets. It is by no means a boarding facility for the general public. Animals that are housed here are dogs or cats that are owner-released, people drop off, or strays.
     The policy for this facility is to hold dogs or cats that are dropped off or picked up as a stray for three to five working days. This gives the pet’s owner time to reclaim their pet.
     After those days, the animal may be adopted, rescued or destroyed humanely. All animals that are adopted or rescued from the Levy County Animal Services are required by Florida Law to be spayed/neutered and also have a rabies vaccination.
     Other than this special event, adoptions can be done Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The staff encourages people to get there by 3:30 p.m. to give them time to complete the required paperwork. All adoptions are done on a first come basis. A current list of adoptable dogs and cats can be found at the website by clicking HERE.
     To get to the facility from Gainesville -- take State Road 24 west to Bronson and then turn left on U.S. Alt. 27 (as if you are going to Williston from Bronson) continue on U.S. Alt. 27 to Levy County Road 335 (at the bottom of a slight hill) and turn left. Follow the signs for Levy County Animal Services/Levy County Landfill (Solid Waste Transfer Station). The street address is 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, (Bronson - although some GPS works better using this address for Williston). The shelter location is next to the landfill.


Free cooking class for kids slated
Published July 2, 2017 at 11:47 a.m.
     CHIEFLAND --
The Tri-County Community Resource Center and the UF/IFAS Extension Office present Extreme Cuisine For Kids, a cooking class for children.

     This three-day event is July 25, 26 and 27 and it is at the Tri-County Community Resource Center, 15 N. Main St. (on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 just north of Park Ave.) in Chiefland. This event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on each of the three days.
     Extreme Cuisine For Kids is for children aged 8 years and older. It involves learning cooking fundamentals, kitchen equipment, knife skills, measurements and the science of cooking in a fun environment.
     Participants will make and taste recipes during class. There are going to be fun giveaways and games. Participants will learn kitchen "hacks" (shortcuts) and more!
     The class is free, however pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call 352-507-4000 to register or to get more information about this free cooking class for kids.


SVP Children's Production
of Charlotte's Web slated;

and What Fools These Mortals Be
Published June 29, 2017 at 8:37 a.m.
     The Suwannee Valley Players (SVP) has scheduled a couple of different types of performances planned for presentation to the public in the very near future.
     From July 21 through July 30, there is Charlotte's Web.
     The Suwannee Valley Players at The Chief Theater (25 E. Park Ave., in Chiefland) are proud to present: The Children’s Summer Production and their version of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette. The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past 200 years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.
     All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer."
     Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
     This play is presented by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Co. of Woodstock, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
     Patrons should call 352-493-ARTS to reserve tickets.
     And for another type of performance, patrons of the performing arts are invited to check out this version of a set of works by William Shakespeare.
     On July 22 and July 29, there are special Saturday matinees of a Shakespearean nature at 2 p.m.
     What Fools These Mortals Be is scheduled to be performed in Chiefland at The Chief Theater by the SVP!
     This performance is a meditation on love, taken from the works of Shakespeare. In this presentation, adapted by Anthony Powell, there are excerpts from A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST.
     This performance is an alternate with some of the great poet's most beautiful sonnets in this very funny and moving show.
     Patrons should call 352-493-ARTS to reserve tickets.


Free sewing camp
for children slated
By Jeff M. Hardison © June 28, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
Updated June 30, 2017 at 8:27 p.m.
     CHIEFLAND --
A sewing camp for children who want to learn how to sew by hand -- not on a machine -- is scheduled to happen at the Tri-County Community Resource Center in Chiefland.

     The Resource Center is located on the east side of U.S. 19 just north of Park Avenue.
     The three-day camp goes from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on July 25, 26 and 27. It is for children and teens from ages of 8 years and up.
     Beyond selecting three of the four projects that are going to be offered, participants will go home with a free sewing kit and supplies. All materials are included in this free class and there is no prior skill required to participate.
     Parents are urged to sign up their children now by calling 352-507-4000.


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Rep. Charlie Stone

Local Office Hours -- Near The Bottom of this Page

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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July 22, Saturday
     9 a.m.-Noon -- Auditions for Angel Street at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. in Chiefland. A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinsister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed 15 years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella's confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. For more information call 352-493-ARTS.
     9 a.m. - Noon -- South Levy Marketplace in Inglis is the fourth Saturday of each month. The feature of this month is STUFF THE BUS! Let's stuff this bus FULL of back to school supplies! Dontations of pencils, markers, crayons, rulers, colored pencils, washable glue, folders, hand sanitizer and backpacks are needed. Cash donations will certainly be accepted for the BUS. The United States Coast Guard Auxillary will be doing complimentary boat inspections. There will be fresh organic produce, local artisan crafts, various garden plants and food vendors. Free pet adoptions are available and donations are accepted for Animal Control. Vendor and quality yard sale spaces are 10x10 for $10. Military, Church and Civic groups are free. The Marketplace is located about a half-mile west of U.S. Highway 19 on Levy County Road 40 just after the Inglis Fire Station. Call 352-302-1771 for more information.
 
July 24, Monday
     6-9 p.m. - 
Auditions for Angel Street at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. in Chiefland. A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinsister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed 15 years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella's confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. For more information call 352-493-ARTS.

July 25, Tuesday
     4:30-6:30 p.m.
--  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to host a public hearing to discuss proposed median modifications on U.S. Highway 19 (State Road 55) at Northwest 21st Avenue in Chiefland. This is the intersection where Taco Bell is on the northeast corner and Murphy Express is on the northwest corner. Motorists have complained about the intersection, which has included accidents as a result of how it currently exists. The public hearing is set to take place Tuesday, July 25, at the FDOT Chiefland Maintenance Office located at 1820 S. Young Blvd. (U.S. Alt. 27), in Chiefland, beginning with an open house from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The open house will allow attendees to review displays and speak with FDOT staff and their team. A short presentation and formal comment period will follow immediately after the open house at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this project is to modify an existing full median opening, and to change it into a directional left turn median. The project is located on State Road 55 (U.S. Highway 19/98) at the intersection of Northwest 21st Avenue in Chiefland. Vehicles approaching U.S. 19 (SR 55) from Northwest 21st Avenue will be required to make a right turn only onto SR 55. In order to increase visibility of oncoming traffic, while making left turns from SR 55 to Northwest 21st Avenue, the turn lanes have been shifted to the left. Other improvements include updated pavement markings and signing along with minor drainage upgrades. This project is considered a push button contract, which allows the design and construction for small improvements to roadways to be accelerated, since this project does not require a full design process and advertisement for construction. This project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018, however, the schedule can change at any time depending on funding. Public participation is sought without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. For more information, contact FDOT Project Manager Amanda Farnell at 800-749-2967. Comments can be sent to the FDOT Project Manager at Amanda.Farnell@dot.state.fl.us. Please send comments by Aug. 4 to be included in the public hearing public record. To learn more about this project and other projects around Northeast Florida, please visit NFLRoads.com.

July 26, Wednesday
     9-11 a.m. -- There is a blood drive competition between the Chiefland City Hall staff and the Florida Department of Transportation staff in Chiefland. From 9 to 11 a.m., the LifeSouth Bloodmobile is going to be at Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave. Donors may give at either location. Remember to credit your donation to the desired group at registration. Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and show photo ID. All donors receive a recognition item and a cholesterol screening.
     Noon-6 p.m. -- There is a blood drive competition between the Chiefland City Hall staff and the Florida Department of Transportation staff in Chiefland. From noon to 6 p.m., the LifeSouth Bloodmobile is going to be at the FDOT Office located at 1820 S. Young Blvd. (U.S. Alt. 27) in Chiefland. Donors may give at either location. Remember to credit your donation to the desired group at registration. Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and show photo ID. All donors receive a recognition item and a cholesterol screening.

July 29, Saturday
     9 a.m.-1 p.m. --
The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is scheduled to hold its 6th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash in the area behind the church at 707 N.E. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. This event is entirely free and open to the public. There will be 600 free backpacks filled with school supplies for children. There will be a water slide, dunk tank and obstacle course. Also, free clothing, free hot dogs, beverages and snow cones are being given away. There will be prizes like gift certificates for children's haircuts and much more. Exhibitors like Huddle House, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and many other exhibitors are set to be there with information and other items. This event is 100 percent free, however each child must be present to receive a backpack.

Aug. 5, Saturday
     7:30 p.m. --
The Suwanee Valley Players group is hosting a Tri-County Talent Show. The theme is "Country Jamboree." The show is at the Chief Theater, on the south side of Park Avenue East, across the street from the Chiefland Police Department, which is just east of U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland. Call 352-493-ARTS to reserve a ticket.

Aug. 19, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
-- Levy County Animal Services is having an after-hours adoption event. The prices are as follows: male dogs $40/female dogs $55; male cats $25/female cats $40.  If the dog/cat happens to already be spayed/neutered prior to arriving here the cost is $25. This will be cash only. hese fees include spay/neuter, microchipping, rabies/distemper/parvo vaccinations, heartworm testing, Capstar for fleas and a dewormer. Other than this special event, adoptions can be done Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The staff encourages people to get there by 3:30 p.m. to give them time to complete the required paperwork. All adoptions are done on a first come basis. A current list of adoptable dogs and cats can be found at the website by clicking HERE. To get to the facility from Gainesville -- take State Road 24 west to Bronson and then turn left on U.S. Alt. 27 (as if you are going to Williston from Bronson) continue on U.S. Alt. 27 to Levy County Road 335 (at the bottom of a slight hill) and turn left. Follow the signs for Levy County Animal Services/Levy County Landfill (Solid Waste Transfer Station). The street address is 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, (Bronson - although some GPS works better using this address for Williston). The shelter location is next to the landfill.

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REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

EVERY MONDAY
    12 p.m. –
Trenton Rotary Club at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339. (Except on Federal Holidays)

FIRST MONDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Williston High School Football Boosters' meeting is in the Williston High School Library. Meetings will continue year-round on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

SECOND MONDAY
     9:30 a.m. --
Williston's AARP Chapter 912 meets in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston (behind the closed KFC restaurant). This group meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Monday from September (2015) through May (2016) for coffee and socializing. The meetings start at 10 a.m. After the meeting the club usually has a "pot luck" lunch provided by the club members.
     7 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players meet at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chiefland. The players discuss things that relate to the theater and upcoming shows. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and no acting experience is necessary. For more information, please leave a message by calling 352-493-2787 or email to SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com.

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
     11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. --
The Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site in Williston open to people who are 60 years and older. Seniors will receive a hot, nutritious, balanced meal free of charge. Donations are accepted. It’s in Thompson Hall at St. Banabars Church on 521 N.W. First Ave. (Located 1 block behind old KFC building.) Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Cypress Inn Restaurant, 15568 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, in Cross City.
     6:30 - 9 p.m. -- The Clover Squares of Levy County conducts a square-dance class starting at 6:30 with the regular dance at 7:30 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort, 410 N.E. Fifth St. in Williston. For more information or to check the holiday schedule, call 352-528-3323. (Clover Squares will have no dance July 5 and 12. Action resumes with a square dance class at 6:30 and dance at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.)
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

FIRST WEDNESDAY
     10- 11 a.m. --
The first Wednesday of each month, interested individuals are invited to enjoy the "coffee club meeting," where Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kathryn Lancaster will discuss current updates on the market and economy in a relaxed, informal setting. This discussion is at the Edward Jones office, 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), in Chiefland. Participants need to reserve a spot at the coffee club meeting by calling the office at 352-493-4948.

SECOND WEDNESDAY
      6:30 p.m. -- Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

THIRD WEDNESDAY
     12 p.m. --
Every third Wednesday, there is a free community light lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 N.E. U.S. Alt. 27 near Williston. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 352-528-2893.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

FIFTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

EVERY THURSDAY
    10:30 a.m. --
Rural food distribution is happening every Thursday at the United Methodist Church on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 about one block north of the traffic light in Old Town. This replaces the former distribution drop station that used to be at McCrabb Baptist Church.
     12 p.m. – Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets at Haven Hospice, in Conference Building, 911 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo has restarted. The games begin at 7 p.m., in the club located at 5 56th St., Yankeetown. Stop in at 5 p.m. and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6 p.m., you can eat before the games start. You don't have to play to eat, we have take out! There are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. For more information call 352-447-2057.
      7 p.m. -- There is Bingo every Thursday at the Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. Sixth Ave. Contact Pamela Vamosi at 352-222-8267 or Deanna Barnard at 352-283-8828 for more information about the Lions Club of Williston.

FIRST THURSDAY
      5:30 p.m. --
The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information contact Lion Donna Maynard at 352-493-1006.
     7 p.m. --  The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone who is interested in bees, or in beekeeping is invited. Beekeepers are ready to answer questions, share ideas and more. You need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352-493-2329.

SECOND THURSDAY
      11 a.m. -- The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library meet each second Thursday of the month at the library, 104 N.E. Third Street, in Chiefland. The Friends support the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library's programs through fundraising projects to augment the library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. Membership is free. For more information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413. (In the months of July and August 2017, the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library will NOT be meeting. The next meeting is Sept. 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the library.)
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.

FOURTH THURSDAY
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
 
EVERY FRIDAY

      7:15 a.m. -- The Citrus Business Network (CBN) exists to grow the business and profitability of our members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others' services. Everyone wants to do business with people they know, like and trust. The CBN allows us to develop that kind of relationship, not only with other members, but also with friends and business contacts. We meet Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Twisted Oak Country Club, in Beverly Hills. Breakfast and social time begins at 7:15. We would love to have you visit a meeting and see if CBN is right for you. Questions? Call Peg Weston at 352-586-2343.

SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), hold a monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church in Chiefland. (There is no UMM meeting in Chiefland in July and August of 2017).
      9:45 a.m. -- C.A.N. (Community Alliance Network) meets at the Living Water Life Center (LWLC) 6491 S.E. 123 Terrace Morriston. We’re meeting to put together resources and ideas for growing, bartering, food storage, alternative energy and other forms of self-sufficiency. Join us to hear speakers from like-minded groups share their visions and help us form ours. We always look forward to meeting new people.
      10 a.m. – First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission every second and fourth Saturday.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Halle each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

THIRD SATURDAY
     5:30 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to a Gospel Sing on the third Saturday of each month at St. Johns United Methodist Church, on the corner of Alachua County Roads 236 and 239, in Alachua. The mailing address is 10708 N.W. County Road 236. There will be a sign at corner of the intersection. Each month, there will also be a fellowship afterward with a covered dish meal.

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able. (There is no UMM in Chiefland in July and August.)
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace is the fourth Saturday of each month. There are local artisan crafts, fresh organic produce, and garden plants for sale, and free pet adoptions. Vendor and quality yard sale spaces are $10 for a 10x10 space. The marketplace is located on Levy County Road 40 west of U.S. Highway 19 in Inglis. Call 352-302-1771 for more information.

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Rep. Charlie Stone's Office Hours
      LEVY COUNTY -- Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) is scheduled to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chiefland and Cedar Key. This member of the Florida House of Representatives is the leader for constituents in Levy County and western Marion County.
Bronson: 9-11:30 a.m.
 Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building
 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson
Williston: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Williston City Council Chambers
 50 N.W. Main St., Williston
 The state representative is holding office hours in Chiefland and Cedar Key on the last Wednesday every month.
Chiefland: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Chiefland Chamber of Commerce
 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland
Cedar Key: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Cedar Key City Council Chambers
 490 Second St., Cedar Key

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SHINE Helps
with Medicare Costs

Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.
     Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?
     Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call.
The following dates, times and places are where SHINE volunteers are scheduled to be available to help people:

To find a place for counseling anywhere in Florida, anyone may go to this website -- http://www.floridashine.org/Counseling-Sites.aspx -- and click on a county to find a list of counseling sites.

--UPDATED--
SATURDAY  JULY 22  7:37 a.m.
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