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Today's Features

  • They came from near and far throughout the day Saturday. Thrift shop addicts and the just-plain curious from Chiefland mingled with their counterparts from Bell and Bronson, from Fanning Springs and High Springs, from Old Town and Orlando and from numerous towns and cities in between.

    Converging on the site of Levy County’s newest bargain outlet, they came to participate in the grand opening celebration of Hospice of the Nature Coast’s Thrift and Gift Shoppe at 2202 North Young Boulevard in Chiefland.

  • Friday

    St. John's hold monthly fish fry

    St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 4050 U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland, is holding its monthly Southern fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    The menu includes, fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, beans, grits,  deserts and beverages.

    Prices are $ 7for adults, and $ 4 for children under 7 .

    Fish fry for Masons

  • The Chiefland High School has BBQ Pork Lunch tickets on sale with proceeds benefitting the football program.

       The meal includes pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, and dessert.  This event will be held on Friday, May 28 at noon at First Baptist Church.  Meals are $8 each and can be picked up at FBC or delivered.  You can’t go wrong with the purchase of this meal cooked by our premier chefs.

      For information or to order lunches, call Becky Tyson at 352-493-6000.

  • The Osceola National Forest is seeking volunteers to fill several positions.

    “It’s necessary to fill these vacancies prior to the upcoming peak summer months,” said Debra Stucki, Recreation and Volunteers Manager.  “This a great opportunity for volunteers to serve on national forest lands, enhance their skills and build an appreciation for the forest’s natural and cultural resources.”

    Vacancies that need to be filled immediately by volunteers are the following:

  • Women's conference at

    Miracle Vision

       Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center Inc., 18680 N.E. 75th St., Williston, is hosting "No Woman Left Behind," its 2nd Annual Women's Conference this week.

       The theme is "Can You Hear Me Now" based on the Book of Romans 10:17, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. "

  • Flashlight beams revealed the interior walls of the Old Gilchrist County Jail in Trenton to be alive with decay.  Layers of lead paint flaked from their surface, giving them the appearance of matted fur, occasionally punctuated by the bodies and spindly legs of spiders. If the walls could have spoken, they would have whispered the words: Get out.

    In one of the dark cells on the second floor of the building, three women gathered on the floor around small electronic devices, hoping to see them light up in response to questions they were asking.  

  • Chiefland Elementary School kindergartners celebrated Earth Day with a pine tree planting and more.  Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Forester Daniel Barrand partnered with Andrews State Nursery - Division of Forestry, which donated nearly 200 pine seedlings for the youngsters. Thanks to Tommy Rogers

  • Every 15 seconds a child dies because of the lack of clean water. The Chad Reed Memorial Well will provide clean water to over 1,000 children for the next 20 years.

    In honor of fallen Dixie County Sheriff’s Captain Chad Reed, a 5K Run/Walk and BBQ fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Dixie County High School at 16077 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, in the heart of Cross City.

    Capt. Reed was killed in the line of duty, after a lifetime of service in Emergency Services in Dixie and Taylor Counties.

  • Friday

    Chamber ribbon cutting at

    Star Computers II

    The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for one of its newest members Star Computers II at noon. The public is invited to welcome Star Computers II. The business is located at 118 Rodgers Blvd.

    Star Computers II specializes in all types of computer repair, building  and sales. Please take some time to welcome Star Computers II owner, Brack Tucker into our community.

     

    Saturday

    Letter carriers food drive

  • Preschool Story Time

    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.

    n A.F. Knotts Public Library - Yankeetown

    May 13 and 27 at 10 a.m.

     

    n Bronson Public Library

    May 10 and 24 at 10 a.m.

    n Luther Callaway Public Library - Chiefland

    May 17  at 9:30 a.m.

     

    n Williston Public Library