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Today's Features

  •  TALLAHASSEE – More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders who haven’t been able to navigate the state’s online food stamp enrollment system will now be able to get personal help, thanks to a pilot project funded by a half-million-dollar grant received by the Department of Elder Affairs.

  •  The Chiefland High School Class of 2000 will hold a reunion on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. For details, please contact Erin Phillips Durden at fisher81@ufl.edu or Lanie Werner at laniewerner@yahoo.com.

  • Crystal Jones and Kenton Whitmer were married in a private ceremony in Montegeo Bay, Jamaica, on Oct. 8, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Leon and Donna Jones, of Chiefland.  The groom is the son of Bruce and Kathy Whitmer of Chiefland.  Mrs. Whitmer is employed at Shands Teaching Hospital and is attending Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Whitmer is an attorney in Chiefland. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisville, and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School. The couple resides in Gainesville, Florida.

  •  Kenneth and Julie Harrison of Bell announce the engagement of their daughter, Racheal Harrison, to Trey Webster, son of Sammy and Karen Webster of Chiefland. The couple are to wed on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Hurley's Waccasassa Plantation, Branford. 

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  • The official City of Chiefland trick-or-treating is Saturday Oct. 30, between 

    6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    SVP presents 2nd Annual Haunted Theater

    Suwannee Valley Players proudly presents its 2nd Annual Haunted Theater, "All Things Scary," today through Saturday.

    Each room has been designed to bring the spectator a different thrill with monsters, vampires, spiders, clowns, zombies and more. If it's scary, it's at the Chief Theater. 

  • A festival and re-enactment celebrating the history of Alligator Warrior, who lead Seminole warriors in the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) and of the settlement of Alligator which was renamed Lake City in 1859 will be held Oct. 29-31. The festival is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. Oleno Park Road, High Springs.

  •  Friday-Sunday

    Southern Rock’s Finest booked for Cooter Festival

     

  • U.S. Army Captain Angelique Ledesma presented Acting Commander Richard Bater of AmVets Post 422 in Chiefland with a flag last Wednesday during a ceremony at the post. The flag was flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sept. 1. Capt. Ledesma presented the flag to thank Post 422 for sending toiletries and other needed goods to the troops. The post's Ladies Auxiliary organized the gifts. "Post 422 really appreciates what she's done for this country," Bater said before the ceremony.

  • Remember this summer's mosquito infestation?  How about the hatching after the heavy rains and flooding in September?
    Learn how to battle the blodsucking invasion at two presentations on creating havens for bats.
       Ranger Pam Darty of the U.S. Fish Service at Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge will give a  presentation on Florida Bats and Bat Houses at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m..  Admission is free.