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Lake Butler Hospital Recognizes Employees that are “Difference Makers”

Recently, Lake Butler Hospital recognized a group of hospital employees that were nominated as “Difference Makers” by either patients, visitors and/or their co-workers. These employees were chosen as they were recognized for always going above and beyond in their work … Continue reading

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Lake Butler Rotary Club’s 8th Annual Hawaiian Luau

On the evening of Saturday, March 18th, the Lake Butler Rotary Club hosted their 8th Annual Hawaiian Luau. The community center in Lake Butler was decked out with luau decor, as around 150 guests enjoyed a delicious buffet style meal, … Continue reading

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Lake Butler Chapter of Eastern Star is Blessed with “Dream Team”

The Installing Officers for the Lake Butler Chapter No. 40 Installation of 2017-2018 Chapter Officers included Installing Officer Joy Feit, Worthy Grand Marshall of the General Grand Chapter and Past Grand Matron, Assisting Installing Officer Gary Blanton, Past Grand Patron, … Continue reading

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9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC) invites all healthcare professionals, community educators and tobacco specialists to their 9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit being held on Friday, May 17, 2017 in Newberry, Florida. The Rural Tobacco Summit will be held … Continue reading

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Overview from the City of Lake Butler Regular City Commission Meeting for March 13, 2017

The Monday, March 13, 2017 regular monthly meeting for the Lake Butler City Commission was brief. After the opening prayer and pledge of allegiance, starting off with citizen comment was Joy Johnson from the Union County Health Department who presented … Continue reading

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The Faulks Take Care Of a Special Military Veteran

A couple weeks ago Carlton Faulk asked for a recommendation of a local Military Veteran that needed a very good all terrain wheel chair. The Faulks have always been strong supporters of the Union County annual November 11 Veteran’s Day … Continue reading

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The “Friendly” 10th Masonic District Gaines A New Fellow Craft Mason At Lake Butler Lodge No. 52

On Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017, Brother Noah Wright who has the nickname, “Radar”, was passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft at Lake Butler Lodge No. 52, Free and Accepted Masons. R:.W:. Leaman Alvarez served as the Degree’s Worshipful … Continue reading

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The FWC Seeks Help in Documenting Where Gopher Tortoises Live

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking the public’s help in documenting where gopher tortoises live. Become a citizen scientist by downloading and using the “Florida Gopher Tortoise” app, available for free for both Android and iOS smartphones. … Continue reading

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Union County First Responders Honored by The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 40

  The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is a Masonic appendant body of women and men and was established in 1850 by Dr. Rob Morris, Past Grand Master of Kentucky. Dr. Morris was best known as the “Master Builder”. … Continue reading

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New Social Worker for NEFEC, Rural Partnership for Healthy Kids in Union County

The North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) has partnered with the Union County School District to form the Rural Partnership for Healthy Kids, along with 8 other school districts in Northeast Florida. Through the Partnership, Lakisha Mills is working with … Continue reading

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