The Week Ahead

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By The Staff


Veterans Day is Wednesday.

Ida is a tropical storm whose status is changing, so keep track of this hurricane/tropical storm by clicking on the TROPICAL UPDATE  button at the top of the Chiefland Citizen web page at www.chieflandcitizen.com.

Also, to help you get ready should Ida follow the current predicted path that will bring wind and much-needed rain to Levy County, check our SEVERE WEATHER information under the SPECIAL SECTIONS link just above the Tropical Update button on the page.

  Veterans’ Day is Wednesday. It is a school and government holiday.

Please join the Citizen staff in pausing at 11 a.m. and remember those who have given their lives in defense of the United States.

  Seniors: Get a Head Start on Medicare Part D 2010

Medicare Part D enrollment for 2010 begins Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 31. Seniors who have questions can call SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, that assists Medicare recipients in filling out the paperwork to find a Medicare Part D Drug Coverage Plan. SHINE will help seniors to find a plan that is the least expensive and will cover your drugs.

SHINE also provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling on Medicare issues.  Call 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a volunteer. or a site near you.

  Children: Make a turkey cupcake at Bronson library

Kids young and old are invited to come make their own "turkey" at the Bronson library on Monday fro 4:30 to 5 p.m.. The kids will be given everything they need to create a sugary turkey cupcake creation and then gobble it down. All ages are invited to this free family event. Large groups are welcome, but please let the library know in advance. For more information, contact Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator 352-486-5552, or your local librarian. For information on dates and times at other Levy County libraries check the Chiefland Citizen webside under “Calendars” of check the Community Calendar in the print edition.

  Sports: High school football season’s last games

Chiefland at Taylor County, 7:30 p.m.

Gainesville St. Francis at Bronson, 7:30 p.m.

  Today Genealogy and History Society meets

 The Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Musuem.

    This month's guest speaker will be local historian Lindon Lindsey. He will share with us some of the interesting history of Cedar Keys. He knows- first hand- what it was like to grow up in this small coastal fishing village.

     Members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcome.

Monday Chiefland City Commission meets

The Chiefland City Commission will meet at 5 p.m. to evaluate Fire Chief John Ward and decide on a new annual contract. The commission and Ward had a contentious relationship in recent months over budget issues, county funding of the fire departments servicing unincorporated areas and its contract with the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department to provide service.

The commission holds it regular business meeting at 6 p.m.

  Tuesday Bronson UMC Holiday Bazaar

    The Anzonetta Epperson Circle of the Bronson United Methodist Church will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on at the church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..  Please come and do your Christmas shopping with us.  There will be lots of hand-made crafts, home-made candy and baked goods.  We will have a drawing for an 8 piece setting of Christmas china that includes gold tableware.

     There will also be a ham and bean luncheon from 10AM to 2PM.  That includes the bean soup, corn muffin, drink and dessert for $5.00.  You may eat in or take out.

     We hope you will come and enjoy all the goodies and shop till you drop!  If you need further information, please call Phyllis Cowart at 486-2860.

  Chiefland HCE meets at Hideaway

     The Chiefland Home and Community Education Club will hold the regular monthly meeting  at the Hideaway Club house. Lunch is at noon and the meeting is to follow.

    Donations from the club's annual fundraiser will be made to the Children’s Table, Tri-County Outreach, Suwannee Valley Players and Haven Hospice.

    For information, contact Caroline Norton 352-490-5437.

  Thursday Caregiver seminar

Taking care of someone you love can be a tough job. It's hard to find time for yourself. Knowing what a hard job caregivers have, a group of organizations have come together to give you a little "Me Time." A caregiver day of pampering is planned for Thursday, November 12 at the Gilchrist Women's Club from 9am to 3pm. Dr. Rafael Cott, medical director for Gentiva Home Care, will be the guest speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost. There will be massages, bone density screenings, blood pressure checks, and flu shots offered. In addition, there will be games and giveaways. The event is sponsored by Ayers Health and Rehabilitation, Gentiva Home Care, The Palms Medical Group (formally Trenton Medical Center, Inc.), Haven Hospice, Tri-County Nursing Home, BubbaQues, Comfort Keepers, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Hitchcock's Foodway.  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Natasha at 493-0010 to register.

  Bingo benefits educators

    Bingo! The Levy County Home and Community Educators will hold a Bingo open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two cards are $5. and two additional cards are $1. This includes snacks and drinks and prizes for winners.  

    The location is at the Levy County Extension Building in Bronson on U.S. Highway 27A.

    For more info call Dee Olsen 352-486-2319.

  Free economic outlook seminar

    A free Outlook and Opportunities educational seminar, 10 Reasons to Be a Long-term Bull will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Edward Jones, 220 N. Main St., Ste A, Chiefland. You’ll learn: What you need to know about inflation; Why this recession hasn’t turned into another Great Depression; How to be prepare for what lies ahead.  To make reservations call 352-493-4948. Refreshments will be served.


Ribbon cutting at Western Wishs

    The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a ribbon cutting for one of it's newest members Western Wishs. at noon. Tthe public is invited to welcome Western Wishes, located at 9691 NW County Road 345, Chiefland into our community. Western Wishes specializes in all western attire .  

  Friday-Saturday Women of Good Shepherd hold bazaar

The Women of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will once again be having their Annual Fall Bazaar – Bake Sale, Crafts and Big Yard Sale on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We look forward to this time of year to see old friends and meet new ones.  The church is located three miles north of the Walmart Super Center on U.S. Highway19, next to the Dakotah Winery.   

  Saturday Harvest Festival at Lighthouse Word Church

Lighthouse Word Church will holds a Harvest Festical from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  All rides and games booths are free, including face painting, a huge Bungee Run, Jacob’s Ladder, a Kidee Train, a Giant Slide, 2 Jump Houses and a Space Ball.  

There will also be live entertainment, a cake walk and auction, and door prizes.  There will be plenty of good food, including cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hot dogs and chili.  

Bring the family and enjoy a great day of good, clean fun.  

Lighthouse Word Church is located 3 miles east of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 27A.  Call 493-1554 for more information.

American Legion Flea Market

The American Legion Auxilary Post #91 in Trenton will have it monthly Flea Market Saturday Nov. 14th.  8AM till Noon at the Legion Post on 129 by the FFA Arena – Lots of Parking – Vendors wanted for a small donation and all donations will be used for Legion support projects.  Vendors or to Donate items call Edye at (352)463-3901

  Team roping at Goethe Trailhead

There will be a Team Roping event at the Goethe Trailhead Ranch Arena on County Highway 337.  Show starts at 9:30am.  Bring your lawn Chairs and watch the show.  No charge for spectators.  For more information please call Gator Team Roping Productions at 352-279-9809 or Goethe Trailhead Ranch at 352-489-8545

  Hot dogs 'n' cool cats gather in Ocala

    The Humane Society of Marion County will hold the sixth annual Cars, Trucks and Cycle Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McPherson County Complex on 25th Avenue in Ocala.

    Hot Dogs and Cool Cats is a free family and pet-friendly event where the best in all categories of vehicles will be on display and will compete for awards. Live music, food, crafts, entertainment and pet or children’s photos with Santa will be featured throughout the day.

    An awards ceremony will be held to honor local animal rescue groups who are making a significant difference in the welfare of the animals in Marion County.

    Trophies will be awarded in categories from Pre WWII to the present for cars and trucks, and in foreign, domestic and custom categories for motorcycles. Each category will have a Best in Category and People’s Choice award and there will be an overall Best of show award. The registration fee is $15.00 if received by Nov. 6 and $20 at the gate.

    A pre-show escorted motorcycle ride will start at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Substation on U.S. Highway 301/441, north of State Road 326, and will end at the County Complex. Bikes may be entered into the judging at that time. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. sharp.

    Admission to this fun filled day is free. For further information call the Humane Society of Marion County at (352) 873-PETS (7387) or visit the website at  www.thehsmc.org.

  Springs working group meets

    The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90 Court.

    Highlights include discussion of how dye poured into a Chiefland sinkhole soon emerged in Manatee Spring; an artist’s perspective on changes in the springs; and the start of the state's new nitrate-reduction program for Fanning and Manatee Springs.

    The group will have a field trip on Friday, November 20 from 8:15 a.m. to noon st the Gainesville Regional Utilities wastewater treatment facility. Plans call for a presentation and tour of the pilot-scale infiltrating treatment wetland, a tool for reducing nitrate in wastewater to protect ground water.

     For more information please contact Working Group Coordinator Carol Lippincott at (352) 377-8693 or Carol_Lippincott@cox.net.

  Saturday: BBQ, auction benefits horse program

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center, based in Levy County, will hold its fourth annual charity auction and BBQ on beginning at 4 p.m.

The event will be held at Southern Auction Marketing Services, at 15991 Hwy 27 Alt., just west of Williston on the north side of the road.

The barbeque, two pieces of chicken, cole slaw, beans and bread, costs $5 per plate.  Takeout is available.  The auction preview begins at 4 p.m. and the bidding begins at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring you change for the penny auction for $100. Door prizes have been donated by area businesses.

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center provides recreational therapeutic riding to the physically, mentally and emotionally disabled, whose symptoms range from autism to Down syndrome. Additional students are welcome.

For further information or to donate items to the auction and for door prizes, please call 528-3445.