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Today's Features

  • Shirley and Charles Kunkle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 3.
    The couple met when he was 15 and she was 12.
    Mr. Kunkle served as a Marine in Vietnam. When he came home he joined the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he served for 26 years.
    The couple moved to Florida in 1997. Mrs. Kunkle was employed at Winn-Dixie for 13 years.

  • James 4:1-12
    In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, you will find the names of two ladies who could not get along with each other, Euodia and Syntyche (or, as it has been rendered, Odius and Soontouchy).
    They obviously had trouble working together. Then and now, the church is too often described in this little jingle:
    To dwell above with saints we love,
    O that will be sure glory.
    But to dwell below with saints we know,    
    Well, that’s another story!1    

  • Chelsey Langworthy-Frost and Loren Frost announce the birth of their twins Emily Noel and Noah Loren born Dec. 24, 2010 at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. Emily weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 inches long. Noah weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Eden and Windy Langworthy. Paternal grandparents are Loren Frost and Nancy Frost. The babies' siblings are Gracie Petutsky, 4, and Cole Petutsky, 2.

  • Walk To Bethlehem
    Walk To Bethlehem, a narrated interactive journey, presumed to have been taken by Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth of Jesus will take place Dec. 9-23 from 7-9 p.m.
    It is located on SR121 between CR326 and CR464, Morriston.
     All are welcome to come out and stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out the many displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments, shop in the new Country Crafts Store, in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to Bethlehem.

  • The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas come alive this Sunday as the Williston Woman’s Club presents the Christmas Tour of Homes featuring four magnificent houses, their decor and their generous owners.
    A tradition that dates back almost 20 years has been resurrected by the club as a fund-raiser with monies earmarked for a covered pavilion at Williston Elementary School.

  • “The Basics of Wisdom”
    James 2:13-18

    The Book of Proverbs is considered to be one of the five wisdom and poetry books of the Bible. The other four are Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. I would like to begin with a couple of Scripture quotes from the Book of Proverbs. There is a certain madness to the order of which I placed each verse:

  • The Humane Society of Levy County Inc. was recently awarded a $20,000 grant to help spay and neuter dogs and cats in the county.

    Mary Flickinger, a representative from the spay and neuter program, said part of the money will go toward helping low-income families in the county spay or neuter their dogs and cats.  There will be a $5 co-pay, and those wishing to take part in the program--which is already booked solid until January--must fill out an application and show proof of low income.

  • Trevor Baldwin and Joan Williamson were married in the Registry office at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England Dec. 3, 1960.

    The couple came to the United States in March 1979 after his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy after 25 years of service. He then became a self-employed subcontractor for the major company installatons over most of Florida for a number of years.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30
    Jazz Concert

    The Gainesville Friends of Jazz will present “An Evening of Latin Jazz” featuring pianist Chuchito Valdes Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 4225 NW 34th Street in Gainesville.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $20 general admission, $15 GFOJ members and $10 Students.
    For more information, call 352-379-0300 or visit gnvfriendsofjazz.org.

    Friday, Dec. 3
    FOL Open House/Auction

  • It was just a couple of hours into the New Year, 1945, when Ray Knisley, 86, of Chiefland, peeked out of a freezing foxhole after being awakened by the sound of gunshots.
    His unit, the 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz), had been dug in about 30 miles south of Strasbourg, Germany. There was snow on the ground, and in the light of a full moon he thought he saw a patrol coming in with German prisoners.  He hunkered back in to put on his boots and a jacket