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Education

  • Teachers get awards for conservation

    The Levy Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD) recognized three Levy County School teachers on Dec. 6,  at the Levy County School Board meeting for “2011 Conservation Teacher of the Year”.  The LSWCD sent out applications at the beginning of the school year for those teachers interested in receiving funds of $1,000 toward a conservation project funds would be allocated for. The LSWCD received three applications with conservation programs that are being implemented in the classrooms everyday and choose to allocate funds to all three recipients.

  • Homeschoolers

    Tri-county Homeschoolers joined the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Ranger for a day of photography and creating a nature journal. Cameras, printing of the photos, and the journals were supplied by the Refuge & their Friends group (talent was supplied by the students).

  • Barber dished it out for 40 years

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county's 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • 40 years of food

    Levy County Schools Foodservice Director Candy Barber, left, is presented a plaque honoring her 40 years of service by Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings on Monday. The presentation was at a retirement party put on by food service personnel at Chiefland Elementary School.  Barber, who is president of the Florida School Nutrition Association, is retiring Jan. 4

  • CHS band to compete in Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival

    Eighteen marching bands from throughout the entire state of Florida converge at North Marion High School’s Stan Toole Memorial Stadium for an all-day event on this Saturday, Nov. 12.

  • Bronson Band qualifies for state

    The Bronson Middle/High School Band has qualified to participate in the Florida Marching Bands Coalition's Class 1A State Semifinals on Nov. 19 at H.B. Plant High School in Tampa. The FMBC has been hosting state competitions since 2000, according to its website.

  • Farm Tour

    Sanchez Farms hosted a field trip by Levy County agriscience students.
    Virginia Sanchez teaches a student how the debris found in a sample of peanuts can affect the grading. Samples should not contain an excessive amount of sticks, leaves, dirt, gravel, etc.

  • Chiefland’s September Students of the Month

    Commissioner Sammy Cason, in back, presented three students with awards Monday night: From left, Anna Patterson, CHS, Beau Love, CMS, and Savanna Barber, CES.

  • Beast Feast 2011

    There may have been a light rain Saturday evening for the 2nd Annual Beast Feast at Black Prong Equestrian Center, but the diners were not deterred by the game and seafood menu, nor the dampness.
    Bidding on a variety of donated gifts was lively and the money from the event goes to the Levy County Schools Foundation.
     

  • CF Levy Center News

    n Creative writing workshop
       The College of Central Florida will offer a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.