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Today's News

  • Being restless in a strange pew

    The Rev. James L. Snyder  

    Everybody has places where they are the most comfortable. When a person (Yours Truly) is out of their comfortable place there is a certain, what should I say, discomfort. There are two places where I am the most comfortable.

    The first place is behind my computer writing. The second place is behind my pulpit preaching.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By WINNELLE HORNE

    Special to the Pioneer

     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We have had a busy week. We ended up taking the clothes to Cross City. There is a place there, next door to the Dixie County Advocate, that takes everything.

     We’re about to get everything put back where it belongs. We still have a small leak in the roof but when that is taken care of, we will finish up.

  • County budget approved

    The Levy County Commission has a workable budget on the table, but they are not yet finished with it and the margin for error – handling emergencies — is only $500,000. 

    Deputy Clerk Sheila Rees, who handles county finances, said the budget document drawn up by her, County Coordinator Freddie Moody and Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp uses $4.5 million in reserves to balance the county’s accounts and has only $500,000 to cover emergency expenditures in the $53 million budget.

  • Co-op meet has democratic, game show flavor

    When Central Florida Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting, it’s nothing like the stuffy affairs held by some corporations, or even the ones that feature a proxy fight.

    The members who own the co-op greet each other as if they are at a family reunion. 

    Whole families come, even bringing babies that are just weeks old. 

    It’s a democratic affair as customers question the management then stick around for a raffle that features cash prizes, gift cards and merchandise.

  • Stitch and Stir HCE meets

    By IRENE GILREATH

    Special to the Pioneer 

    We held the first meeting of our new year on Sept. 8. President Eileen Nuce started the meeting by asking what we did during the summer. Two members had serious health problems; they were President Eileen and Carolyn Agazarm. It was good to know they are doing better now. Elsie Neal has continued to make a good recovery from knee replacement surgery. 

    Some of the members traveled during the summer. Delores Darpino returned from her trip with unusual souvenirs, two adorable kittens.

  • Some of the hardships of hunting

    Gary MILLER

    Outdoor Truths  

    Hunting can be hard. I have witnessed this many times. These last three days were another example. Each day started at four o’clock in the morning and we arrived back home at about ten each night. Most nights we got to bed at about midnight. I’m tired. 

  • Peace Lutheran resumes Bible study

    Peace Lutheran Church resumed Sunday morning Adult Bible Study and Sunday School, at 9 a.m.  The adult class is currently studying the parables.  Everyone is welcome.

    Other Bible study groups meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m., and at 6:30 p.m.  The 6:30 group enjoys a potluck meal prior to Bible study.

    Peace Lutheran Church (the church on the hill) is five miles north of Dunnellon, at 7201 S. Highway 41.  Sunday worship is at 10 a.m.

  • Girls fall

    On Tuesday night, some of the fans who made their way to the Red Devil Gym for the JV Volleyball match were surprised, there was no game. In a scheduling problem the Lady Mustangs JV failed to show for the match.

    The varsity team for the Lady Mustangs however, did show up for the match against the Lady Red Devils.

    The Lady Mustangs had to go to the five-game limit to outlast the Lady Red Devils. The scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-11, 16-25, and 15-7 for the win.

  • Levy County Library System joins cooperative with Putnam and Alachua

    The Levy County Public Library System (LCPLS) is pleased to announce the formation of a library cooperative among Putnam County, Levy County and the Alachua Public Library District. The new cooperative is named the PAL Public Library Cooperative.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 7 approved the Interlocal agreement establishing the PAL Cooperative, which also has been approved by Putnam County and the Alachua Public Library District.

  • Red Devils take a hit from Highlanders

    It was as if the Red Devils ran out to a 14-3 lead early in the game Friday night, Oct. 1, at Booster Stadium, and then the entire team cramped up in the second quarter in the 51-20 loss.

    It was Lake Highland Prep, ranked No. 9 in the state, that came to life after falling behind in the first seven minutes of the game. 

    The Red Devils received the opening kickoff as Brandon Preston fielded the kick from the Highlanders 20th ranked high school kicker in the nation, Michael Rasmusen.