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Today's Features

  • Danny Jo Jenkins and Trina Jenkins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle LaShane Jenkins to Milford Gordon (M.G) Ridgeway, son of Doyle and Diane Ridgeway on Saturday, April 5 at four o'clock in the afternoon at the Woodmen of the World, State Road 26 in Trenton.

  • Mr. and Mrs. James Burkett of Trenton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Meghan Adayr Burkett of Chiefland to Jay Bolton of Chiefland.

    The bride-elect graduated from Trenton High School and attended Central Florida Community College. She is employed by Fernwood Flowers and Gifts.

    The future groom graduated from Bronson High School and Central Florida Community College (Ocala) where he received a degree in law enforcement. He is employed with the Chiefland Police Department as a K-9 officer.

  • Thursday, March 27

    Poets Meeting

    Suwannee River Poets will meet March 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 6591 N. W. 140th St., Chiefland.

    Meetings are always the last Thursday night of each month. Visitors and new members are welcomed.

    For more information, call Ruth Nott at 490-7650.

    Health Meeting

    The Levy County Health Department met Jan. 31 with 45 community members and agencies to discuss health issues in Levy County.

  • The Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges open house and Friends annual meeting was recently held at the Lower Suwannee Refuge's headquarters.

    Manager of the Refuges, John Kasbohm kicked off the day by welcoming the Friends and visitors of the refuge.

    Jay Bushnell, president of the Friends of the refuges announced many projects and new developments that are in the works or coming soon. Among those mentioned is the new Forestry Office that now finally furnishes adequate space at the refuge.

  • Thursday, March 6

    DAVA Elections

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 63, Cross City will have nominations for officers at its March 6 meeting. All members are encouraged to attend,

    Friday, March 7

    Chicken Dinner

    Chiefland Masonic Lodge, Brown No. 51 will hold a chicken and rice dinner March 7 at noon. A $5 donation is requested. Meals are available for pick up or delivery.

    For more information call 493-1405.

    DAVA Yard Sale

  • A couple of weeks ago, my husband I were riding bikes when we stopped at the little store in Gulf Hammock to get water. It's a regular stopping point for us and I was surprised when this Expedition limousine pulled up and a tall ( 7 feet, 1 inch) guy came in for a junk food stop.

    I asked him how the weather was up there, and we began having a conversation.

    He told me his name, said he had played basketball for the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers and was now retired.

    He was on his way from Tallahassee to Tampa.

    He was a pleasure to talk with.

  • I was raised in Chiefland but when I turned 18 I moved to Los Angeles. I have met several celebrities over the year I have lived here: Pauly Shore, Kevin Nealon, Kimbo Slice (youtube fighter), Pauly (from the Rocky movies), Nia Long, Young Berg (rapper) and I've seen Bruce Willis and Cedric the Entertainer and Anna Farris (from the Scary movies).

    Most of the time it's just a simple 'hello' or something to acknowledge them.

    But being out here has shown me how simple these people are.

  • Being a journalist has given me the opportunity to meet a number of celebrities from the sports and entertainment arenas.

    However, I figured that would be an unfair advantage for this section.

    It would have to be someone I met per-chance on the street. Or in this case, in a hotel lobby waiting for an elevator.

    I can't remember the exact year ... maybe 1992 or 93. It was in Daytona during Speedweeks. There were a few of us up from the Port Charlotte area to take in the races.

  • I grew up in a New York boarding house so celebrities were always passing through, but to me they were just regular people-like Robert Ripley. I was used to sword swallowers and glass eaters.

    Once though on my lunch break, I went to a department store. There was a lot of activitiy going on because Gypsy Rose Lee was there. I thought she was an author for a book signing or something.

    I had done modeling and someone from the store approached and asked if I could model, since one of the regulars hadn't shown.

  • I wanted to share my story with you about getting to meet country music superstar Alan Jackson.

    My employer, Capital City Bank, had a contest called "Cornbread and Chicken". This was a message about Alan Jackson coming to Tallahassee and the first 35 associates to find the hidden message received two tickets each.

    I started looking for the e-mail and finally found it hidden in our marketing department's information. I was elated when I won two tickets so I called my grandson, Logan Malphurs to see if he would like to go with me.