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Today's News

  • Deadline Oct. 21 for retro-active stop loss pay

     Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to Department of Defense officials. But the deadline to receive those benefits is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline to apply for the benefits is Oct. 21.

  • Vets briefs

     World War II veterans

  • Veterans Day parade planned for Nov. 13

     The Levy County Veterans Day parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m., in Chiefland.

  • Ribbon cutting

     There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Chiefland Daycare and Learning Centers at noon, Oct. 15, at 2510 N.W. 15th Lane, Chiefland.

       An open house is scheduled the same day from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center’s two campuses.  The other campus is located at 124 S.W. 17th Ave.

  • Military

        Army Pvt. Deonte J. White,  the son of Kursey Carnegie and grandson of Carl Carnegie of Williston, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. White is a 2009 graduate of Williston High School.

  • Friends of the Chiefland library board to meet

        The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.  

  • All Cedar Key churches receive donations from Eagles

    A number of Cedar Key families in need will benefit from donations by Cedar Key Aerie 4194, the local branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, following a decision to help the island churches support needy local families.

  • Home educators donate to Tri- County Outreach

     Roz Boudreau, a member of Chiefland Home and Community Educators, presents Connie Brown, administrator of Tri-County Outreach, with a check for $250. The money will be used to purchase food for distribution to the needy in Levy County. 

  • Log Cabin Quilters

     By  WINNELLE HORNE

  • Creating awareness

    Before last Friday's Chiefland-Trenton High School football game, cheerleaders held a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. At halftime, the school honored Laura Brookins, a local cancer survivor.

    Also, employees of Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply stand next to sale items meant to increase awareness of breast cancer.  A percentage of the sale of the "pink" items will go to breast cancer research.  The sale will last through the month of October.