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  • You are not alone

    It’s a sad fact: many people have hurting hearts.

    Sometimes that pain comes from addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, food. Sometimes it’s caused by loss: death, divorce, poor communications.

    Another sad fact is many people who are suffering from broken hearts think they are the only ones and that they have no where to turn to find healing and restoration.

    And that’s where they are wrong.

    Kelly Stevens and Jacquie Goss Potter know there is help for the broken hearted and they want to help.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • National exhibit coming to Levy

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • 100 Years of Service

    Everyone loves a birthday party, especially if there's cake and ice cream, and this week the Williston Woman's Club threw itself a Centennial Celebration that drew laughter, tears and 100 years of memories.

    A full house was treated to words of inspiration from Ann Burch, a catered luncheon and a fashion show that featured vintage clothing from 1914 to 1980, presented by Johanna Krohn and the Taylor Girls Fashion Shows.

  • WHS Graduation 7 p.m. Tuesday Phillips Center
  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Quilting with purpose

    Sitting against the wall, Estra Boyd is barely aware of the flurry of activity around her as she watches a skein of yarn morph into yet another crocheted project in her hands.

    Connie Dolloff is busy on the floor, sandwiching three large pieces of fabric into what will soon be a delightful homemade craft.

    Linda Hall is enthusiastically showing off multi-colored quilt tops, all ready to become table runners, casserole covers or baby quilts.

  • Sheriff says Crab-Fest was calm

    It was a good day for pats on the back and 'attaboys at the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    First up was Sheriff Bobby McCallum who said he wanted to thank everyone for a calm Williston Crab-Fest.

    “We had no incidents at the event this year,” McCallum said. “We did have some folks coming there with ill intentions and they were intercepted by the other county.”

  • Delinquent taxes publish today

    The Levy County Tax Collector's Office is publishing the annual delinquent tax list in the Chiefland Citizen this year.

    The 38-page supplement to the Citizen, lists 6,146 properties on which taxes are owed for 2013, down from the 6,188 listed last year. There were 6,796 properties on the list published in 2010 and 6,570 on the list published in 2009 -both at the lowest points in the county's economy.

  • Williston school in final state budget

    Startup money for a new Williston Middle/High School and Levy Campus for the College of Central Florida has been included in the state budget for 2014-2015 that was approved by the state Legislature last week and is heading to the governor's office.