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Today's Features

  •    The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011.
       Because Florida state law requires that any insurance company doing business in the state must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course, it's a good idea to update yourself and get information on newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws. Contact your agent for discount amounts.

  • With the dust finally settling around the nation's economic crisis, baby boomers are taking stock to see if their retirement plans need revising.
    There are many ways to adjust to today's economic uncertainty: from working longer to changing investment strategies or living situations.
    The shocking news for many is that some of their safety nets may no longer be viable.  

  • By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
    On Jan. 1, 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — 2.8 million of them in this one year alone — will begin turning 65. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that almost 8,000 people a day will celebrate that significant birthday, and it's a process that will continue through 2039 when the last of the 78 million Boomers reaches 65.
    The months leading up to this milestone birthday are fraught with decisions about retirement, health care and lifestyles.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donnie and Jean Cason, of Chiefland, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carmen Amber Trent, to Michael Alan Beauchamp, also of Chiefland.  Beauchamp is the son of Mike and Laurel Beauchamp, of Chiefland, and Zondra and Ed Amos, of Trenton. Both Carmen and Michael graduated from Chiefland High School. The wedding is planned for May 21, 2011 at the Trenton Womens Club.

  • The Luther Callaway Public Library had a fun filled Christmas Party on Dec. 16. The children were encouraged to wear their pajamas for this special night time event.
    The evening started with Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, reading The Florida Night Before Christmas by E.J. Sullivan while waiting for a special visitor. Then, Santa Claus walked in the library with a big smile, a huge bag and a loud "Ho Ho Ho".

  • By DAVE WILSON
    Special to the Citizen
    The Levy County Horse Club held its Tenth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trail Ride on Oct. 23.  The event is held at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trails Month.
    This benefit is for a great cause and what better reason to be out on the trails.  This year’s event raised $6,500 that was donated to Shands Cancer Center to be utilized for the use of local breast cancer patients.

  • By LOIS SCOTT
    Special to the Citizen
    All of us from Springhouse Quilters hope that you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas, and we are hoping that you will also celebrate a safe and prosperous New Year.
    For the month of December, Springhouse members took a break to be with family and friends to celebrate this wonderful Christmas season.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January.
    January is known as Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guests will be the manatees, along with partners in manatee protection awareness, education and enforcement.

  • Today and Tuesday

    Free tutoring twice weekly
    The Potter's House is holding free tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pastor Minnie Hayes is the tutor.
    The Potter's House is located at 217 S.W. 4th St., Chiefland. For more information, please call 352-493-0533.

    Sunday

    Toastmasters & Gavel Club to meet
    Toastmasters and Gavel Club Meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Key Library upstairs Meeting Room.