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The Kress family of Chiefland brought all of these ties to the Levy County Quilt Museum after reading about our contest in HardisonInk. Voting on the Ugly Tie Contest will start Saturday (Aug. 1). Come by and cast your vote. There are many different ties other than these to vote upon. We’ve selected several for the Ugly Tie Contest. Most of these 90 ties were not ugly.

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By Myrtice Scabarozi © July 27, 2015 @ 12:07 a.m.
     LEVY COUNTY -- The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday (July 23) at the Levy County Quilt Museum -- 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. (near Levyville, kind of on the way to Judson on Levy County Road 134 from U.S. Alt. 27).

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     Quilting continued on the quilt in the frame. We just might finish it by the end of August. Alice Mae and Ailien settled on the design for possibly the next quilt in the frame.
   Saturday, Ailien worked on cutting the fabric so she can sew it together when she’s at the Museum. She started with the fabric and pattern and by now, she has changed the pattern and switched out some of the fabric. It will be interesting to compare the original pattern with the finished top in a few weeks.
    During the week, our friend, Marlene from Pennsylvania came in to quilt for the day. We enjoy her visit and really appreciate her help with the quilting.
    Thursday, the Kress’s stopped by with a box of neckties for us. They had noticed the contest when the read this column in HardisonInk.com.
    Ann and Cleo have their eyes on all those ties from the Kress family in hopes of creating something with them.  I’ll keep you informed.  Thanks for the ties. Good luck in the contest.
     Correctional Officer Greg and the boys from Lancaster Correctional Institution's Youthful Offender Program were out and managed to get the yardwork done before the daily downpour. Thanks Lancaster.
Alice Mae has been thinking of Christmas. She completed this quilt over  the summer.
Marlene has been busy quilting and catching us up with what's new in her life.  Thanks for spending the day with us.

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Summer Scrambles award presented
Ruth Y. Nott accepts a $50 cash card in front of a Marathon gasoline station.
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By Jeff M. Hardison © July 25, 2015 @ 2:17 p.m.
     CHIEFLAND – Ruth Y. Nott won a $50 gas card from HardisonInk.com and she was presented with the award at a Marathon gasoline station in Levy County on Saturday (July 25) at about 10:30 a.m.
     “We had a lot of people who entered this contest,” publisher Jeff M. Hardison said. “I was happy to see Ruth win, as I would be happy to see any person win. This is part of our fifth year celebration.

Goldy and Inky select a winner.
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      “I thought we would have another business join us at the last minute, but that fell through,” he continued. “That’s OK. Sharon (Hardison) and I have plans for contests in September and October. The October fun is with an advertiser. I plan to contact them with an offer to participate soon.”     
     The September contest is still in its formative stages too. The publisher said he intends to work more at adding new advertisers and having current sponsors renew their annual contracts.
     “I’m very pleased with the HardisonInk.com mascots – Goldy and Inky,” Hardison said. “Those cats have natural talent. Combined with some special cat training, those two can do anything. And they are very happy to be working for the best daily news website that covers the Tri-County Area and beyond."

Day camp registration is open
Published May 14, 2015 @ 12:07 p.m.
Updated July 21, 2015 @ 12:07 a.m.

     BRONSON -- The Levy County 4-H Day Camp opportunities and the Camp Cherry Lake Residential Camp opportunities are ready for parents and guardians.
     Registration is open for the day camps, which run from June 8 through Aug. 13, and for the residential camp which runs July 6-10.
     In regard to all of the 4-H Day Camps listed below, the participant does not need to be a Levy County resident or a 4-H member.
     The child must be 8 years old by date camp starts.  All 8-9 year olds must have proof of age. Camps are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon.
     The cost is $25 per camp unless specified. This must be paid seven days in advance or there is a late fee of $5.    
     Every camp includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and swimming.
     Forms can be picked up at the UF/IFAS Levy County Extension office from 8 a.m. until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The office is located at 625 N. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), in Bronson.

International Food, Fun & Fitness (July 27-31)
     Join us for a fun-filled week while we enjoy food and stay healthy. Several guest speakers from different countries will share some of their customs, including food.
Outdoor Adventures (Aug. 3-7)
     Come ready for anything! In this day camp we will be combining entomology & insect collecting with canoeing, hiking, exploring our natural resources, and many other activities.
Games (Aug. 10-13 – No Friday)
     This day camp is designed to enjoy the fun of old school games! Some of the games include, bean bag toss, jacks and much more!
Beginner ATV (2 Day) (Aug. 10-13)
     Designed for all kids ages 12 and up who are interested in earning a Rider Certificate. Youth will be taught safe operation, riding practices and general maintenance. The camp will also include a trail ride. This camp does not include the e-course. Participants should plan to take the e-course prior to attending this camp. Contact our office for sample instructions on completing the e-course. This day camp will be taught by local American Safety Institute (ASI) instructors for the purpose of completing the ASI-ATV Safety Certification. The ATV camp is open to all youth ages 12 and up. Participants will be taking trips or trail rides with ATV’s each day. Cost of this camp is $50. Participants must have a rider certificate prior to taking this day camp. This can be done in the beginner ATV Day Camp if they don’t already have one.
     All of these camps, registration forms and more information can be found on the website at http://levy.ifas.ufl.edu.
     If you have any questions about the 4H camps, please call 352-486-5131 and ask for Lacy Harris.

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THU.  JULY  30,  7:27 a.m.




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