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Education

  • CF campuses closed for Christmas, winter break

    All College of Central Florida campuses and centers will be closed for winter break through Friday, Jan.1, 2016.

    The CF Bookstore, CF Foundation, CF Printing Services and CF Postal Services will be open during limited hours, which are available at www.CF.edu.

    The college will resume normal operating hours Monday, Jan. 4. Spring 2016 classes begin Jan.6.

    For more information, call the Ocala Campus at 352-873-5800, Citrus Campus at 352-746-6721, or Levy Center at 352-493-9533.

  • Bronson honors students

    The Bronson Town Council honored the students of the month at their Monday, Dec. 21 meeting. Council member Katie Parks, left, presented Brooke Lewis, center, of Bronson Elementary School, and Codi-Jo Racca, a 9th grade student at Bronson Middle High School, with certificates noting their achievement.

    Not pictured is Rochelle Stancil, a 6th grade student at BMHS, who was honored for the intermediate grades.  

  • CF breaks ground on new campus

    After 10 years in the making, those working towards the goal of having a new college campus in Levy County are seeing the fruits of their labor.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the College of Central Florida held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus.

    "As we celebrate this milestone, we are one step closer to making the Levy Campus a reality," CF President Dr. James Henningsen said, opening up the ceremony.

  • Chiefland's children know hunger is real

    On Friday the 40 children took home two backpacks – one for school work and one filled with food for the weekend, and a box also filled with food – enough for a week.

    They are students at Chiefland Elementary School where 70 to 75 percent of the students would qualify for free or reduced prices breakfasts and lunches, said CES Guidance Counselor Michelle Barron. Because the Levy County School District qualified for a federal and state program that provides free breakfast and lunch for every student, every child does not go through the day hungry.

  • CES spelling bee winners

    The student audience applauded and sighed at the triumphs and challenges brought by a spelling bee held at Chiefland Elementary School last Friday morning.

    The winners are first place fourth grader Karsen Baker, son of Avery and Kimberly Baker; first runner-up fifth grader Rachael Hutson, daughter of Ken and Shannon Hutson and second runner-up fourth grader Ella Gore, daughter of Adam and Kelly Gore. 

    The Levy County School District Spelling Bee is in December. 

  • Chiefland Elementary holds Veterans Day program

    Chiefland Elementary School got an early start on the Veterans Day Celebrations when it was visited on Monday, Nov. 9, by members of various military organizations. 

    The presentations included a 21-gun salute by an honor guard from VFW Post 5625.

  • CES students learn about working forests

       On Tuesday morning, Ken and Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber along with Forester Eric Handley spoke to four 4th Grade classes at Chiefland Elementary School about working forests in recognition of Working Forests Awareness Week.

    Lena Weatherford facilitated the visit and they left her with a box of goods from the woods – a ream of paper, pencils, Tylenol, tissues, toilet tissue, chewing gum and crayons.

  • Students of the month

    The Chiefland students of the month were honored at the City Commission meeting on Oct. 12. Commissioner Chris Jones, right, and Vice Mayor Betty Walker, second from left, presented certificates to Danielle “Danna” Cowart, left, and Luke Reidy.

    Cowart, daughter of Kim Cowart is a 5th grade student at Chiefland Elementary School. Reidy, son of Pat and Kamala Reidy is in the 8th grade at Chiefland Middle High School.

    Not pictured is Chase Malloy, son of Lacy Malloy, a 10th grade stuent at Chiefland Middle High School.

  • 26th Annual Hayride

    The Kountry Kids brought their Fall Festival Hayride to the Chiefland Citizen last week.

    It is the learning center's 26th annual celebration of cooler temperatures and the changes in Chiefland.

    It was certainly perfect timing because the weather is expected to be cool and dry into next week. 

  • THEO program coming to CF

    A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

    The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

    “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.