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Today's Features

  • Arnold Dittenber is a Haven Hospice ambassador, recruiter and one-man welcoming committee. Whether he’s out in the community drumming up new volunteers for Haven or greeting veterans at a Veterans Day breakfast, he makes everyone around him feel appreciated.
     A retired hardware store owner who moved to Florida from Michigan, this longtime Haven volunteer lost his wife Shirley Lanier after a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.  She was his partner in life and in volunteering at Haven. She died the night before their 11th anniversary last year.

  • Marine Corps Pvt. William Wasson, a graduate of Chiefland High School, gets the once-over from his father Tony Wasson, director of member and consumer services for Central Florida Electric Cooperative, before being introduced at the Chiefland Rotary Club. The younger Wasson is on recruiting duty in the area following basic training.

  •  Bronson COG

  •  Fish fry dinners on Fridays in Lent will start March 11 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland, and for those who have a hankering for a traditional boiled St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March, the church will host that as well.

  •  “.....Be careful that you are not deceived....” 

  •  All World War II veterans are invited to attend the WWII Veterans meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at the new Bar-B-Q restaurant at the Carriage Inn Motel, Cross City.

    This is the third year the group has sent a donation to support the Soldiers Angels program. Thank you for your generosity.

     Come join the camaraderie, bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran. For more information, call Virginia Lewis 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697. 

  •  Special to the Citizen

  •  Old Town Amvet Post 422 Commander Joe Elko, second from left,  hands a check for almost $1,000 to Jack Howarter of Amvets Post 2007 to be used to build a carrillon at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. 

  •  The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland distributed $100 checks to the Boy Scouts, Tri-County Community Outreach, Another Way and Brownie Troop 1542. The money represents proceeds of fundraisers held by the ladies group.

  •  The Tri-County Cruisin’ for Grins Club recently donated the proceeds of its Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show and other events to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter.  Joining in the presentation are, from left, Ron Turner, president of the car club, Jerry Gardner of the DAV, Fred Heinrich who is commander of the DAV chapter, car club officers Ken Bamberger, Durwood Phillips and Jay Carlton. Turner expressed his appreciateion to Flea Market Manager Sonny Griffin who hosts the show every year so all the proceeds can be donated.