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Today's Features

  • BRONSON - "Prepare and stay aware! The Florida spring tornado season is upon us," Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson said on Feb. 6.

    The day before, dozens of tornadoes ripped through the southern United States, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to reports.

    Know the threat of hazardous weather exists, Johnson said. Prepare for potential problems caused by these climactic events, he said, by having a weather radio and a disaster kit. Know what to do when dangerous weather strikes, he added.

  • Thursday, Feb. 7

    Organizing Classes

    Central Florida Community College will hold sessions Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Organizing Boot Camp for Small Business.

    The sessions will focus on strategies that organized people use to maintain efficiency and productivity.

    For more information or to register, call 493-9533.

    Friday, Feb. 8

    Fair Yard Sale

  • Alysia Gabel was too young to remember most of what happened on that April day in 2001.

    Just 2 1/2 years old, Gabel was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by an aunt. She was in the process of making a turn on Suwannee Road in Old Town. The three-wheeler in the bed shifted, causing the truck to roll.

    Little Alysia was tossed from the vehicle. The injuries were life threatening.

    "She remembers the helicopter,"said her father, Shawn. "That's about all."

  • Thursday, Jan. 31

    Tourist Council Meeting

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    Call 486-3396 for more information.

    Suwannee Poets

    Suwannee River Poets will meet Jan. 31 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 always welcomed.

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

    Friday, Feb.1

    CFCC Homecoming

  • A very special young boy from Archer recently enjoyed an exciting trip to Disney World thanks to Kids Wish Network, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Andrew, who has Down Syndrome, had a blast in Orlando; for this brave teenager, it was truly a dream come true.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    Transportation Board Meeting

    The Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at Chiefland City Hall.

    The annual public meeting and the board meeting are open to the public.

    Saturday, Jan. 26

    Chili Cook-off

    The Cedar Key Eagles will host a chili cook-off Saturday, Jan. 26 at the clubhouse.

    There is a $5 entry fee per pot of chili and pre-registration at the clubhouse is required.

    Entries should be delivered between 10:30-11:30 a.m. and serving begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Sitting comfortably at his dining room table in his home west of Chiefland, 83-year-old Raymond O. Knisley Jr. spoke on Dec. 31, 2007 about a life-changing event that happened to him on Dec. 31, 1944.

    New Year's Eve 1944 was 63 years ago, but Knisley remembers being captured by German soldiers during World War II -- like it was yesterday.

    It was about 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1945 when the Army private heard small arms fire, he said.

  • For the first time in more than three decades, Sandra Allen won't have to rise to the shrill of an alarm clock this week.

    On Dec. 20, Allen, a Chiefland native, put in her last full day of work at Green South and is ready to step into another adventure.

    For more than a year the effervescent Allen knew she was going to retire and has anticipated the day she could forget about payroll, taxes and ledgers.

    But that's not to say that she hasn't loved–and still loves–the contribution she has made to the area's John Deere dealership.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    Legion Christmas Dinner

    The American Legion Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, Trenton, will have its yearly Christmas Dinner Dec. 20 at the post home located next to the FFA arena on Walker curve on Route 129 north between Trenton and Bell.

    The dinner will be from 5:30-7 p.m. with the regularly scheduled meeting to begin at 7 p.m.

    The Post will provide the main course but members are asked to bring a covered dish and dessert.

    Saturday, Dec. 22

    Musical Christmas Program

  • Parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland came together last Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the church.

    The first mass in Chiefland was celebrated in December 1973 by Father Paul B. Hogarty at the Chief Theatre.

    When Father Roland Julien replaced Father Hogarty, services were moved to the Chiefland Recreation Center and in 1975, it became a mission church to St. Madeline Parish in High Springs.