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Today's Features

  • Steve and Sherrie Jenkins announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynsey Edrin Jenkins, to John Cleveland Parrish, son of Johnny and Audrey Parrish.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of H.F. and Wanda Jones of Old Town, the late Martha Jane Jones, Albert and Martha Cassidy of Cross City and the Late Ray L. Jenkins.

    The groom-elect is the grandson of Ms. Maxine Parrish of Trenton, the late Mr. Eudell Parrish, Sleatha Gore of Chiefland and the late Mr. Cleveland Gore.

    An Oct. 24 wedding is being planned at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chiefland.

  • The last thing students expected at Bronson Middle High School last week was to be sung to and to dance with deaf students – but to their amazed delight, it was true.

  • Thursday, March 19

    American Legion Post 91

    American Legion Post 91 in Trenton will have its regular dinner/membership meeting March 19. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the membership meeting is at 7 p.m. Dinner will be cornbeef and cabbage and red potatoes. Members are asked to bring a vegetable or dessert to share with others.  

    Filipino Choir in Concert

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will host the Filipino Choir in the library, Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

  • It was difficult to tell who was more nervous, the serviceman or the group of second-graders.

    For more than an hour last week Dusty Cason answered questions from his penpals who all wanted to know more about his life in Iraq.

    The students of Katie Corbin “adopted” Cason and this school year have kept him replete with letters from home and goody boxes.

    Last week the soldier, on furlough, came by with his parents and grandparents to meet his new friends and answer their queries about the other side of the world.

  • While the Army may give a soldier all he needs to survive, sometimes the wants go ignored.

    That was the case of Sgt. Sarah Wines who wanted, not only for her but the 25 percent of soldiers who are women, a better grade of toiletries.

    The Army provides basic shampoos and toothpaste, but anyone who has ever used them will attest they leave a lot to be desired.

    Telling her grandma Lillian Welkie of her wish list, it soon became VFW Post 5625 Auxiliary to the rescue.

  • On what was Day 14 of Barack Obama’s term as president, Chiefland’s Robert and Rutha Scott were as excited as if it were Jan. 20 all over again.

    The Scotts, well known in West Levy County for their ministerial work and involvement in the black community, were animated in their speech and lively in their body language as they recalled their part in the inauguration of America’s first black president.

    It all started back in November, the couple agreed.

  •  Santa Open House

    LifeSouth welcomes Santa at first annual Santa Delivery and Open House at its Chiefland Donor Center, 2202 N. Young Blvd, Suite 607, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is on U.S. 19 across from the Wal-Mart Super Center.

    Activities include: Picture with Santa Claus, free food and refreshments, face painting, Santa puppets and spin art for the kids, Toys for Tots drop off location and more.

  • BRONSON — Jackie Strickland was enjoying gently rocking in the chair.

    “A buddy of mine got me started 10 years ago,” he said.

    “I do all the work myself. It’s all hands on by me.”

    “I log my own wood, mill it and cure it out,” he says. That’s an investment of a year’s time from cutting to rocking.

    Strickland obtains his wood by taking down trees for property owners. He will cut the tree and haul the wood, he says, but the owners must haul the brush left by the job.

  •  One way to never forget how to say Basil May's first name: he'll either DAZZLE you or FRAZZLE you with his snake collection.

    Basil is a lifelong Bronson resident who recently acquired a new hobby. Snake rescuing, he said, was something of a happenstance.

    "I just sort of fell into it about a year and a half ago, when I got Mr. Green Jeans," Basil said.

  • It was an evening like every other evening last week, as Linda Scoggins set out to enjoy her time away from work.

    But about 6:30, she spied a visitor jumping across her fence on property she and husband, Ron, own off Hwy. 321 in Chiefland.

    A baby deer sauntered into the yard and started making herself at home-by eating her flowers.

    For more that 20 minutes she watched the deer feed and frolic through binoculars, then she came right up to her and yearned for affection.