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  • Chiefland Rotary has big gift for Haven

    There may not have been many dove bagged at the Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt in November, but there were lots of bucks bagged on behalf of Haven Hospice — $7,000 in all.  William A. Lapole, left, associate director  of development for Haven, accepts the check from David Renaud, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club on Dec. 15.

  • Local dog in holiday parade

    Jessie McDonald, 9, of Old Town, coordinated her outfit with that of her dog, Tiny Tiger, for the Cedar Key Canine Christmas Celebration. The parade around downtown Cedar Key, which attracted more than 30 dogs and their owners
    and admirers, was held Saturday, Dec. 17.

     

  • DHSMV warns customers about unnecessary fees

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a warning to its customers about deceptive websites that lure people into paying a fee to access DHSMV’s online motorist services. The official-looking websites require their customers to pay a surcharge for their assistance. DHSMV does not require a surcharge for any of its websites -- www.GoRenew.com and www.flhsmv.gov and others. The Department posts fees on www.flhsmv.gov. 

  • Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry

    As if it wasn't enough that the low water on the Suwannee River forced the cancellation of last Saturday's lighted boat parade on the Suwannee River, the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club was told that water supplies are getting lower and action needs to be taken.
    David Still, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, in a presentation that was loaded with data and graphs available on the district's website said, "Citizens want to know information and they want it right now."

  • Light station opens for holiday season

    It took about half an hour for the small fiberglass tour boat to make it from the oyster-encrusted dock at Cedar Key to the small island known as Seahorse Key.
    About a dozen passengers, clad in windbreakers and lap blankets, sat quietly, bobbing in unison with the gray waves of low tide. An osprey, clutching a fish in its talons, watched the boat from the channel marker it was using as a perch.

  • Toys For Tots reps: economy challenging

    Pat Arcadi was marshalling an army of volunteers Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Bronson while her husband, Vince, was visiting with each and thanking them for their help.
    The Arcadis and the volunteers work all year just to spend three days helping parents of more than 2,000 children choose gifts in a toy store-like atmosphere, free of charge, from Tri-County Toys For Tots.

  • 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

  • Clerk's office closings

    The Levy County Clerk of Courts office will be closed Friday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Share those memories

        The Chiefland Citizen wants you to share with our readers the most memorable Christmas you’ve had. In 100 words or less, tell us about a Christmas that you will never forget.Send your Christmas story by e-mail to editor@chieflandcitizen.com  or you can mail it or bring it to our office at 624 W. Park Ave, Chiefland. Include a photo if you like.No submissions will be accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

  • Send us those recipes

     It wouldn't be Christmas without Grandma's Bourbon Balls, Aunt Linda's Christmas Rock cookies or Mama's Secret Recipe Cheeseball.

    Whatever the favorite holiday treat is in your house, now is the time to share it with our readers.

    The Chiefland Citizen is looking for easy-to-make special holiday recipes to include in our Dec. 22 edition.