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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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Brooker’s Pine Hill Lodge #9 Gets a Lift

Article by Ted Barber Following an outstanding School of Instruction for the members of Lake Butler Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star, Members of Brooker’s Pine Hill Lodge No. 9, held a work day from 1:00 PM to … Continue reading

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American Legion Post 153 Presents Awards at the UCHS Annual Awards Assembly May 4, 2017

Article by Ted Barber Our American Legion Post has been active in Lake Butler, Florida according to Mr. Billy McGill since 1926. Over the years we have had as many as 50 active members attending the Post Meetings on a … Continue reading

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Two New Master Masons in the “Friendly 10th Masonic District

Article by Ted Barber Thirty two Master Masons from the “Friendly” 10th Masonic District enjoyed a fried Chicken supper catered by Cynthia’s Crew and the raising of two new Master Masons at the Lake Butler Lodge No. 52’s “Overall” Degree … Continue reading

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Union County Pop Warner 2017 – Signups for Cheer and Football Have Begun

The 2017 Season for Union County Pop Warner is getting started, Sign-ups for the Pop Warner Cheer and Football are scheduled and will take place on the following dates: May 1, 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Spires IGA May … Continue reading

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Overview from the April 18, 2017 City of Lake Butler Commission Meeting

The City of Lake Butler Commissioners held their first monthly meeting on the new date and time this past Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00pm. The new time and day was approved previously in hopes to make it easier for citizens … Continue reading

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Starke Shrine Club Scores New Record

Article Submitted by Ted Barber Saturday Morning, April 15, 2017, five members of the Starke Shrine Club met at the intersection of Highway 301 and State Road 100 to collect donations from passing motorists for the 22 Shrine Children Hospitals … Continue reading

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Freemasons On The Move In Bradford Lodge No. 35

Article Submitted by Ted Barber Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017, Bradford Lodge No. 35 held a Fellow Craft Degree for David Phillip Nichols. Brother Nichols had been initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason in Bradford Lodge and was passed to … Continue reading

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Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 Honors Future Farmers of America and Junior Grand Warden Candidate

Article Submitted by Ted Barber Monday evening, April 3, 2017, six members of the UCHS FFA presented their recent competitive experiences in Orlando, Florida and their exchange learning about the New York FFA. Our UCHS FFA ranked number one in … Continue reading

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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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