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Today's Features

  • The U.S.S. Pueblo was masquerading as a scientific research vessel off the coast of North Korea when enemy forces determined the ship was of interest, sending a small fleet of boats to corral its crew of 81 officers and enlisted men.

    That was 1968, and the enemy had good reason to be suspicious. The Pueblo was a U.S. Navy surveillance ship, loaded down with the most high-tech spy equipment of the day, as well as a good deal of intelligence.

  • It started out as a visit by deputies to the LARC Center in Otter Creek.

    "We were asked to come out to talk to the clients," Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Sept. 17. "I didn't know what to expect."

    He said the officers walked through the door and the adults started clapping.

    One thing he learned that day has stuck with Mullins: "They appreciate everything."

    Then came the idea of how cool it would be to ride bikes out to the center to show the clients.

  • The 2014 Bronson Middle High School Homecoming King Jason Ranalli and Queen Emma Harvey were crowned during halftime on Friday, Oct. 3.

    The Bronson Eagles defeated the Bell Bulldogs 36 - 16 in the football game. 

    With over 700 in attendance, the night began with a light steady rain but as evening wore on the rain let up just in time for the halftime festivities.  Announcers John Meeks and Cameron Asbell held the attention of the fans with the play by play of the game.  

  • The 2014 Chiefland Middle High School King is Alphonso Timmons and the Queen is Kasidy Leann Shultz. The Prince is David Hallman and the Princess of Becca Thomas.

    The Little Homecoming King and Queen were Cooper Swain and Lacee Stalvey. Cooper is the son of Mark and Stacy Swain, and Lacee is the daughter of Harland and C’dell Stalvey. 

  • All Month
    Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club sale
    The Second to None Thrift Shoppe, on 56th Street in Yankeetown, is having an October sale.  
    We have a large variety of "new for us" clothes for all in the family.
    For the entire month, there is 50 percent off all men's  and woman's shorts and short sleeve shirts.
    Second to None Shoppe is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday nights 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 352-447-2057

    Nightly Screams at Otter Creek

  •    Pastor Datha Thomas will be the guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Datha, who is the Pastor of The Seed Church in Savannah, Ga., and the District Director for ICFM (International Convention of Faith Ministries), is tiny in stature, but mighty in faith.

    She always delivers a powerful message that will stir your faith. A nursery and children’s classes are also provided. Call 493-1554 for more information.

  • The church at Mae Pae, Thailand, which is sponsored by the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland is growing, doing well and getting stronger.

    The congregation at LWC thanks all who have prayed and are praying for its success.

    Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming. 

  • SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2015 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.

    Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • By Ranger Andrew Moody

    Special to the Citizen

    It was sometime back around 1995 or '96 when a young, local girl eagerly waited with anticipation for the Manatee Springs state park treasure hunt to begin.

    "Little Jo" had come to the park to join in the search for the lost pirate treasure and to witness the excitement of the parents and crowds, who would be cheering on their children from the nearby waterfront walkways and the park's shoreline kiddie beach area.

  • The ARC of Levy is seeking gospel singers for a fund-raising Gospel Sing on Saturday, Nov. 8 event at the Tommy Usher/Pineland Center n Chiefland. 

    Anyone who has a voice and wants an audience to hear their songful message is asked to call 352-486-4294 to sign up for one or two songs to perform. The Gospel Sing will be from 7-11 p.m.