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  • Everybody needs encouragement

    Giving encouragement was the speaker's general theme at Suwannee Valley Rotary last Thursday.

       "People need encouragement," State Rep. Dennis Baxley said. Baxley is a candidate for the seat held by State Sen. Charlie Dean in the 2016 election. "It's a new day in North Central Florida."

       As a grandfather, he said he thinks every day of the future. People in the past rose to the challenge of their day to preserve the future.

  • Howard takes over Chiefland Haven

    Anita Howard has taken over as the Chiefland administrator for Haven Hospice. Howard joins Haven after 12 1/2 years with Royal Oak Nursing Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Dade City.

    She completed the administrator program at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center from 2000 to 2001. Howard then transferred to Cypress Cove Care Center where she served as the assistant administrator for six months before being promoted to administrator at Royal Oak Nursing Center.

  • Dale Bowen returns to Chiefland

    Dale Bowen, the one-time general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, is returning to the newspaper in the leadership position and as ad director of Levy County’s largest newspaper.

    Bowen takes over the leadership responsibilities from Tom Ten Broeck, who is now on an extended medical leave because of a disabling back condition.

  • Levy's unemployment hits low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • Working forests work

    Suwannee Valley Rotary's speaker last week spoke of the importance of working forests to the area, the state, the economy, the environment and the future.

       Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber and also a Rotarian, gave a presentation titled "Working Forests Work."

  • Levy's unemployment rate hits 7-year low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • Wild Hog president visits Suwannee Valley Rotary

    The president of the Wild Hog Canoe Race spoke from the heart to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

       "It's a blessing to share a burden I have on my heart with you today," Keith Maynard said to the group last Thursday.

       He told a little about the history of the Wild Hog Canoe Race, how it came to support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and then began to flourish. In 1986, the race had the most boats in its history participate with a total of 124.

  • Honoring the best

    Tuesday was a big night for the performing arts in Chiefland.

    A tradition dating back to 1984 continued as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce held its 32nd annual Industry Appreciation Banquet recognizing the 2015 Business of the Year and the 2015 Organization of the Year.

    The theme was Opening Night and the Community Room at Haven Hospice was decked out in vintage Hollywood decor.

    Ryan Watson, chamber vice president called the evening, "a celebration of local accomplishment."

  • Chamber’s Industry Appreciation banquet days away

    Haven Hospice’s new Community Center will be the setting for the 32nd Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner to honor the 2014 Business of the Year and Organization of the Year on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

    The Gathering Table is catering the event for the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The theme is Hollywood with classic movies playing on the big screens, red carpets and some fun games and activities as well as the wonderful fellowship amongst the business community.

  • Chiefland Rotary achieves recognition for giving

    Chiefland Rotary had a special guest last week and received recognition of a special honor.

      Leon Hirsch, Rotary district governor from Pensacola presented members of the Chiefland club who had achieved Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a pin and certificate. The club is now a full Paul Harris Fellow Club, an honor named after the club’s founder.

      “It’s a very, very special day for Chiefland Rotary,” Hirsch said, adding they are one of maybe two in the whole district to have achieved this status.