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Today's Features

  •  Tom Ten Broeck, general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, Tri County Bulletin and Cedar Key Beacon accepts the Outstanding Community Partner Award from SHINE’s 3A/E coordinator Mary Lee Tanca. The newspapers were saluted for helping SHINE promote its sessions and activities in the tri-county area.

  • The Medicare pharmacy "doughnut hole" is undergoing some repairs — such as a $250 rebate check offered during 2010. This is part of the new Affordable Care Act which is finally reducing prescription drug costs in each of the coming years until the doughnut hole is closed in about 2020.

  •     The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011. 

  •  By DOUG HEINLEN

  • Donald Raleigh, a resident of Levy County for 23 years, is just the kind of worker you want if you have a home in need of repair. The Jackson, Ky. native has worked in construction, operated a crane, even done metal work at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. 

  •  Every child deserves a chance at a bright future that holds the hope of a stable, nurturing family.  Children taken away from their parents due to neglect and abuse often lose that hope and are lost in a sea of social workers, attorneys, therapists, and caregivers.  A Guardian ad Litem volunteer is a lifeline for them, someone whose attention is focused on that child and what is in their best interest.

  •  By ANNE ZUBLER

  •     The winner of the annual Chiefland Senior Center Chili Cook-off held Jan. 12 during the annual senior health fair at Tommy Usher Community Center is Ayers Health Center in Trenton.

  • Saundra Stephens and Michael Stephens have announced their engagement and plans to marry in November.

    Miss Stephens is the daughter of Deanna Stephens of Chiefland and the late Rudolph Stephens. Mr. Stephens is the son of Earl Stephens of Chiefland, and Kay and Ron Teal of  Bronson. Both are graduates of Chiefland High School.

  •  It was cold enough the night of Jan. 13-- about 32 degrees-- that photographer Barbara Moore, Old Town, made a bowl of ice by freezing water in a plastic bucket. When Moore emptied out the water that did not freeze she had a bowl made of ice with interesting designs. If you look closely, it almost resembles a manatee. "I thought that was terribly unique. I'm going to try it again," Moore said.