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  • WANTED: Citizen of the Year Nominations for 2016

    Do you know someone in the Chiefland area who made outstanding contributions to their community in 2016? If so, please nominate them for Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year! Here are some of the things we look for when seeking a candidate for this award:

    * Significant contribution to the well-being of the community through personal service

    * Personal effort that has made a lasting, noteworthy, and positive difference * Perception as a role model for good citizenship and volunteerism

  • Like father, like son at Drummond Bank

    Drummond Community Bank bids a fond farewell to long-time banker and friend, Frank Etheridge. Frank announced his retirement earlier this month, after 43 years of banking. Among his many accomplishments, Frank led Perkins State Bank as President, CEO and Chair of the Board. After the 2013 merger of Perkins State Bank and Drummond Community Bank, he served as Area President over the Williston, Archer, Bronson and Inglis Offices and Board of Director. He will remain on the board.

  • CFEC announces 2% cut in revenue

    The warehouse was full when the Central Florida Electric Co-operative held its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the news was mostly good.

    Chairman and CEO Mike Campbell had good news for the membership as he announced that electric rates will be dropping as a result of cost drops that means the co-op needs 2 percent less revenue. Customers will see it reflected on their bills after Jan. 1 if they use at least 570 kilowatt hours of energy per month.

    The news was greeted with a round of applause in a meeting that was generally upbeat.

  • CFEC annual meeting Oct. 1

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) is inviting members to attend its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. for “Early Bird Drawings,” with door prizes, soft drinks and information booths.

    There will be entertainment by “LifeSong” from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., before a business session and presentation of reports and election results at 10 a.m.

  • Industry Appreciation Banquet Tuesday

    On Tuesday Sept. 27 the Chiefland Chamber will honor Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of Beef O'Brady's in Chiefland, as Chiefland’s 2016’s Business of the Year . They will be honored for their outstanding entrepreneurship and work in the community.

    Tickets are $30 with an RSVP. The event will take place at the Haven Hospice Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Chamber office 352-493-1849.

  • More than 20 people attend Nature Coast Business Alliance's first meeting

    More than 20 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Nature Coast Business Alliance last week, hosted by David Pieklik of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County.

    The Alliance is designed to network to enhance the economic development of Levy County, in addition to assisting and maintaining the businesses that are already in place.

    Representatives and business leaders from Williston, Inglis, Fanning Springs, Chiefland and the state of Florida spent about two hours outlining the direction for the Alliance in the months ahead.

  • CF, CareerSource, Talent Center hold job fair Sept. 22

    The College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program, in partnership with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and Talent Center, will host a job fair at the Paddock Mall, 3100 S.W. College Road, Ocala, on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The hiring event is ideal for those looking for seasonal jobs and internships. Participants should bring resumes and cover letters and come dressed to impress. Participants may view job openings in advance at EmployFlorida.com.

  • Officer Anderson speaks at Rotary

    Officer Scott Anderson of the Chiefland Police Department spoke to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club in Chiefland on Aug. 18 to solicit support and ideas for a haunted house the department is planning to put on in October.

    The haunted house is tentatively planned to take place on the final three weekends of October, in a large warehouse in Chiefland, but no definite dates have been set.

    Anderson said the CPD decided to take on the project because no other haunted houses are planned for Chiefland.

  • Drummond moves into Citrus with merger

    By Michael D. Bates

    A merger between two community banks, expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2016, will result in the two Nature Coast Bank offices in Citrus County becoming part of the growing Drummond Community Bank chain.

    Established in 2005, Nature Coast Bank has two branches in Citrus County: one at 1160 N. U.S. 19 in Crystal River and the other at 2455 North Citrus Hills Blvd. in Hernando. Both are run by president and CEO Paul Mellini.

  • On the road again — Bronson trucker a 2 million mile man

    Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, has recognized Robert Plymale of Bronson, as a Two Million Mile Safe Driver. During his career with Landstar, Plymale has driven 2 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

    Just to put that in perspective, that distance is equivalent to four round trips to the moon with some “frequent flier” miles left over.