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Today's Features

  • For all the ghosts and goullies looking for fun on Halloween, we present our comprehensive list of events:

    Today, Oct. 29

    Costume contest at Suncoast

    There will be a costume contest at Suncoast Credit Union on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Eligible age groups are: birth to 3 years old, 4-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.

     

    Through Oct. 31

    Otter Springs Nightly Screams

  • Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family will take over the Chief Theater in Chiefland through Nov. 1.

    It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other night. To ensure everyone has a safe Halloween, Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) recommends following these guidelines;

     •Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.

     •Watch for children dressed in dark clothing.

     •Avoid using distracting devices while driving (electronics and other devices).

  • Spaghetti dinner at Chiefland UMC

    The United Methodist Men's Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main St, Chiefland

    The suggested donation is $8 per adult or take-out meal. Children 10 and under dine in for free.

    Groves Family at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland invites everyone to a Sunday  evening Gospel Sing with "The Groves Family" from Kissimmee.  The Sing will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.

  • Weekends through Sunday, Nov. 1

    The Addams Family takes ove

     Chief Theater

    Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family will take over the Chief Theater in Chiefland from Oct, 16 to Nov. 1.

    It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.

  •    Haven Hospice hosted its annual fundraising event at the Putnam Lodge in Cross City on Saturday. Over $30,000 was raised in sponsorships alone, not including ticket sales and silent auction sales. Over 250 people attended the event, said Stephanie Brod, events coordinator for Haven Hospice. 

  • The Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422 hosted a poker run to benefit the Rippy and Foland families who have recently lost loved ones in accidents.

       The event raised a gross amount of $2,894. A small amount of expenses will need to be deducted and the rest will be split between the two families.

       More than just a poker run, the ladies planned an all day event with a cake auction, jail and bail, crockpot cook off and live entertainment by the band Karmic Revenge, made up of AMVET and Auxiliary members.

  • The Guardian ad Litem and Guardian Foundation Inc., has announced that Susan Rosenthal of Cedar Key the 8th Judicial Circuit Wide Volunteer of the Year.

    The announcement was made at theVolunteer Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Guardian Foundation Inc. and was held in Gainesville.

    This is the 35th anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Program which relies on their volunteers who advocate for abused and abandoned children involved in the dependency court process. There are 30 GAL volunteers who work in Levy/Gilchrist Counties.

  • The recent Hutch Legacy Poker Run raised $2,903 for Haven Hospice in honor of the late William Nelson "Hutch" Hutchinson, who was a Hospice volunteer.

    Pictured left to right are Val Hutchinson, Haven Hospice Administrator Anita Howard, coordinator for the event Brad Groom and Stephanie Brod, Haven event coordinator.

  • The month for reflecting on breast cancer awareness is quickly coming to a close and local health department administration is encouraging those who haven’t gotten a mammogran to get one.

    “It’s really critical women over 50 do get a mammogram. It can save their lives,” Health Department Administrator Barbara Locke said in a telephone interview.