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Today's News

  • 7th Annual Homemade Chili Cook-Off 2016

    Anyone who can cook chili is invited to participate in the 7th Annual Homemade Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.. It is being held at the Chiefland High School Agriculture Building. The cost is $15 per entry, meal included, as a benefit fundraiser for the Chiefland Ag Program.

    Entrants must adhere to the following general rules as follows: Entry forms must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 10. Entry must be a minimum of 1 gallon of chili so everyone can get a taste. Check-in for participants is 4:45 p.m. on day of contest. Judging will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Watch county commission meetings live on Internet

    The Chiefland Citizen has started streaming Levy County Commission meetings live on the Internet.

    The commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

    Go to www.ustream.tv/channel/chiefland-citizen and watch the meeting live as it happens. To receive advance notice of whan the commission meetings are being broadcast on the Internet,click on "Follow" to get email alerts.

  • That coon dog’ll hunt, sing his way to dinner

    By Tony Young

    FWC

    Some of my huntin’ buddies and I really live for being out in a wet patch of woods in the middle of a cool night and hearing the not-so-distant sounds of our coon hounds when they open up on a hot trail.

    There’s just something about those hounds’ voices that sounds both pleasing and eerie at the same time.

    We like to brag about whose dog actually struck the trail first and whose got to the right tree first.

  • Burn starts Wednesday in Goethe Forest

    The Florida Highway Patrol is notifying residents of Levy County that a planned Prescribed Forest Burn will begin Wednesday, Feb. 9 and continue through Friday, Feb. 12.

    Due to this burn several roadways near Goethe State Forest will be closed. The following roadways are expected to be closed beginning Tuesday morning: State Road 121, Levy County Road 337 and Levy County Road 326.

  • Swinging into baseball season 2016

    Regular baseball practice was interrupted by the rain one day last week, but the boys didn’t stop there.

    While the Junior Varsity team was sent home due to the poor weather conditions on Thursday, Jan. 28, Chiefland Middle High School’s Varsity Baseball team moved to the covered batting facility on the school’s grounds to work on.

  • Lady Indians keep Bronson on its toes

    By Kelley Franklin Wyman

    Correspondent

    Upon taking this assignment I was excited and thought just because I know the game of basketball it would be easy.

    Boy was I wrong.   

    I can remember as a Chiefland Lady Indian athlete waiting for the paper to come out and see what was in there about me or my team. 

    I asked Miss Lou at the Citizen how do I write this, she said to write it the way I would tell it if I were sitting out with my nana on the porch swing.  So I thought about that as I watched the game…

  • 2/4/16 Church News

    25th Annual Potato Pancake Supper

     Peace Lutheran Church, “The Church On The Hill,” will host their 25th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4-7:00 p.m. The church is located 4 miles north of Dunnellon at 7201 South US Hwy. 41.

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  • Looking for Money in All the Wrong Pockets

     An incident happened this past week in which I am still scratching my head. Have you ever known you had something, but for the life of you, you could not find it? I will accede to the fact that occasionally, I do have a streak of absent-mindedness running through me. At times, I wish it would just walk.

  • 2/4/16 Community Calendar

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.