Today's News

  • Suwannee Fair board elections

     On Aug. 30, elections were held for seats on the board of directors for the Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association.  New board members were elected from Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • USGC confident in adequate supply of US feed grains

     The U.S. Department of Agriculture Oct. 8 released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reflecting the third-largest corn crop and yield on record. While this month’s report lowers U.S. corn yield and production estimates from the previous month, U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Thomas C. Dorr said these market challenges will be addressed. 

  • Farm Feature: Family retires to raising goats

    Ray and Pam Knisley say they moved to Chiefland to get away from the traffic and forever-encroaching sprawl of South Florida where they once owned a successful horse farm and carriage event business.  In 2005, after deciding to retire, the Knisleys bought an 80- acre farm in Chiefland, now known as Carriage House Farm.
    And although the Knisleys still have a few horses and antique carriages, they've turned their attention to raising a breed of goat that are famous for collapsing at the first sign of trouble: fainting goats.

  • Peanut pod blasting at the Levy County Extension office

    Special to the Citizen
    Last spring, Levy County Master Gardener coordinator, Barbara Edmonds, mentioned that the most curious among us might be interested in how the local extension office assists the tri-county farmers with their watermelon and peanut crop harvests.

  • Homemakers donate to Children's Table

    Eddie Jean Williams, left, and Caretha Nelson, right, members of the Chiefland Home and Community Educators, present Bill Brown, president and founder of The Children's Table, with a check for $250. The money will be used to help provide food for the Levy County Outreach Program on Oct. 16.

  • Retirement: Reception honoring Etheridge Nov. 1

        A teacher, a coach, board member and friend, G. Frank Etheridge’s tenure has come to an end. He will be retiring at the end of his term with the Nov. 2 election,
       The public schools of Williston will host a reception in his honor from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Williston Middle School Cafetorium.
       The public is invited to share fond memories, much laughter, punch and cake. Please RSVP to 352-528-2941 by Oct. 27.

  • Military News

       Army Maj. Shawn J. Morton has arrived for duty U.S. Army North Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.  His wife, Katrina, is the daughter of Queen Frazier of Williston.
       Morton, an assistant operations and plans engineer, has served in the military for 13 years.
       Morton received an associate degree and earned a bachelor's degree both in 1998 from the University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas.

  • Al-anon speakers bureau available

    North Central Florida District 2 Al-anon has a Speakers’ Bureau that can provide people to talk on Al-anon topics.

    Al-Anon speakers are available for Al-Anon/Ala-teen  groups, teachers, educators, clergy, church groups, AA groups, social workers, conventions, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, penal institutions, doctors/nurses, and others.
    Topics include: personal recovery, 12 steps/traditions/concepts, service, spiritual journey of Al-anon, serenity, prayer, literature and slogans.

  • Come join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Manatee Division

       Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, on the second weekend of each month. The Sea Cadets are for youth ages 13 through 17 years old. There is a Navy League Cadet unit for youth ages 11 through 13 years old.
       The Corps provides a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and gangs.
       Please come visit us at our drill and online at www.manateediv.org. Please contact our Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Levy County Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a very enjoyable day.  It was so good to have Goldie, Ann and Cleo back from their vacation.