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Today's News

  • Ruling on judicial campaigns underscores need for fair, impartial courts

    By Mark Ferrulo

    Special to the Citizen

    Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar that will impact future judicial campaigns across the country. The court upheld a Florida rule that helps keep courts fair and impartial by prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.

  • A little sunshine, please

    By Jerry Lawrence

    Guest Columnist

    To the Superintendent and Board Members:

    I would like to bring to your attention a series of recurring discrepancies between board meetings and board meeting minutes, which are supposed to be an unbiased, official account of board meetings.

    Example 1 – Reporting only half the details

  • Reserve your space today for State Archives trip

    On Wednesday, May 27, the Historical Society has planned a one day trip to the Florida State Archives and Library in Tallahassee.

    While at the Archives, the group will tour “behind the scenes” conducted by one of the Florida State Archivists.

    The tour will be conducted in the restricted stacks area of the Archives. In this area, researchers will learn more about the records the Archives collects and also be shown preservation methods and view little known record collections of interest available to local and family history researchers.

  • Walking the dogs

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 held its first community dog walk to benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    The walk started at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs where Guardian Angels had a booth, along with booths for concessions, T-shirts and bandanas and dog treats run by other volunteers.

    The four-mile walk started at Fort Fanning and carried over on to the Nature Coast State Trail. 

  • Diabetics will help other diabetics

    Have you been diagnosed as a diabetic? Nationwide, about 11 million older adults have diabetes. Thousands of new cases are reported each year and millions more have it and don’t know it. Diabetes is a lifelong health condition but if individuals with the condition know how to manage it, they can live successfully without complications.

  • Casting call for Addams Family

    The Suwannee Valley Players is holding auditions for “The Addams Family Musical” based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and characters created by Charles Addams.

    The show dates are Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1.

    Auditions will be at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. Chiefland on Tuesday, June 8, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m.

  • 4-H camps begin June 22

    “Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. Deadline for this camp is Monday, June 8 with a minimum of 10 campers required.

  • Church news for May 14

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Turning Point lasagna dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is having a lasagna dinner tonight (Thursday, May 14) from 5-7 p.m. at the church.

    The menu includes lasagna, salad bar, bread, drink and dessert. A donation of $8 is suggested.

  • New Officers at Horseshoe Library

    The Horseshoe Beach Library Corporation announced the election of new officers. Zinnette Green is president, Lindy Mather is vice president, Natalie Wilson is secretary and Priscilla Roberts is treasurer. Sara Beth Stribling and Elsie Hicks are directors. The new board replaces President Jeanne Jones and Secretary/Treasurer Laura Wigglesworth.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 14

    Today, May 14

    World War II Veterans meet

       World War II Veterans and Proud of It will meet  at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in Fanning Springs at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Come, bring your spouse, care giver or friend. 

       If you have any questions contact Virginia Lewis at 1-352-528-2310.

    Library Friends meet