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Public Notice, Recall of Bush’s Best Baked Beans

Bush’s Best has issued a voluntary recall on certain baked beans due to the discovery of defective side seams on the cans. Please read below the official notice as well as information pertaining to how to determine the affected cans.

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American Legion Post 153, Third Quarter Meeting

Article submitted by Ted Barber Following a covered-dish supper with fried chicken, Ted Barber, the new American Legion Post 153 Commander, presented Old Business information on the successful May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony, the American Legion Post $1,300 Scholarship … Continue reading

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American Legion Post 153, July 8, 2017 Meeting Review

Article submitted by Ted Barber We began 2017 with the January 19, 2017 First Quarter Meeting. Mike Riplinger, Union County High School Superintendent was our guest speaker. He proposed that the American Legion Post 153 and the Veterans of Foreign … Continue reading

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Florida’s 2017 Back to School Tax Holiday Weekend August 4th-6th

The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Lake Butler Chapter No. 40 Order of the Eastern Star Enjoys the Grand Chapter Official Visit

Article submitted by Ted Barber June 23, 2017 marked the Annual Official Visit for Lake Butler Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star. Annually since 1911 when the Lake Butler Chapter was chartered one of the Grand Chapter of … Continue reading

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Brooker’s Pine Hill Lodge Celebrates Annual Family Day

Article submitted by Ted Barber Each year Pine Hill Lodge ends the first half of the year with a “Family Day” of fellowship and fun. This year was no exception! Over forty Lodge Members, their families and friends gathered at … Continue reading

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Overview from the June 20, 2017 City of Lake Butler Commission Meeting

The Lake Butler City Commission held their regular monthly meeting for June this past Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:00pm. With all Commissioners present, the meeting begin at 6:00pm with an opening prayer by City Manager, Dave Mecusker followed by … Continue reading

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Summer BreakSpot Summer Food Service Program, Provides Nutritious Meals to Children During the Summer Break

The Summer BreakSpot is a federal nutrition program that provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during summer break at over 3,500 supervised locations in Florida. The goal is to not have kids going hungry in their … Continue reading

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Union County Celebrates Memorial Day 2017

On a beautiful, clear Monday morning, May 29, 2017, the American Legion Post 153 hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Masonic Lodge in Lake Butler. A large crowd of Union County residents came out to enjoy the ceremony and … Continue reading

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The State of Florida Provides a Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday for 2017

The State of Florida is providing residents with a Sales Tax Holiday for supplies needed for disaster preparedness. The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on … Continue reading

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