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Today's News

  • Chiefland football gets shutout win on the road

    The Chiefland football team was far from perfect on its first road trip of the regular season.

    But its game on Sept. 26 – a 10-0 shutout at Hamilton County in Jasper – was exactly what the Indians needed just five days following their lopsided loss to Dixie County.

    The team needed to wipe the bad taste from its mouth from back-to-back losses and get on some more positive footing to start the second half of the season.

    Most importantly, the young CMHS squad needed to play, to get the experience, and do so in a setting where every mistake isn’t a deal-breaker for victory.

    “It felt good, after the slate we had played, to come and get a win,” CMHS coach Adam Gore said. “It could have been by 40 points or by one point and it would have felt good at this point. We need something positive to really help the guys out.”

    With a short week to prepare, and down a couple of starters on defense, the Indians made it simple and leaned on a superior defensive performance by Nick Brown’s unit, holding the Trojans to 158 yards, including just 59 on the ground on 20 carries.

  • Chiefland homecoming court introduced

    Homecoming week comes to Chiefland Middle High School starting Oct. 9, culminating with the reveal of the Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game against Hawthorne on Oct. 13.

    On Thursday, Oct. 12, the annual Homecoming Pow Wow will be held in the school auditorium at 6 p.m. The Homecoming King (and Prince) is announced at the conclusion of the Pow Wow, which features a variety of sketches and performances by Chiefland students.

    The Homecoming Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. that Friday, Oct. 13. The parades starts at the school and heads south along U.S. 19/98.

    The homecoming game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

    The Queen candidates include: MaClay Agnoli; Tenlee Beauchamp; Erika Gilliam; Maria Gomez; Haitrieu Nguyen; Chelsea Parker; Jommielle Quiambao and Alexis Seyez.

    The King’s court includes: Dustin Bennett; Tramaine Brown; B.C. Fehmerling; Layton Lanier; Brian Norris Jr.; Lane Studstill; Dalton Tiner; and Josh Webber.

  • Lady Indians’ late surge comes up short versus Lafayette

    The Chiefland volleyball team’s record doesn’t exactly reflect just how competitive the squad can be against some of its best opponents.

    The Lady Indians have shown themselves to be fast starters in early matches this season, but against Lafayette (Mayo) on Sept. 28, they proved their stamina has improved.

    Behind a run of service aces by senior Sydney Allen, CMHS rallied for a 25-22 win over the Lady Hornets in the third set, before falling in the fourth in a 3-1 loss in non-district action.

    Chiefland was coming off a 3-2 win over district foe Branford, which is vying for a No. 3 seed with CMHS. The Lady Indians dropped a non-district meeting Monday with Bell 3-0. Chiefland, which was 6-11 before its double-header against Trenton Tuesday, gets another crack at Bell (14-4) on Friday at home (JV tips off at 3:30 p.m.).

    The Lady Indians celebrate senior night against Newberry on Monday Oct. 9.

  • Toys for Tots registration

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves begins registration for Toys For Tots Registration in Levy County will be open to all three counties, however, to ease transportation barriers and to ensure sufficient volunteer assistance on-hand for each site, please take advantage of registration dates in your home county, when possible.

    Dixie County: Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.12 p.m. Dixie County Public Library, 16328 US-19, Cross City, FL 32628

    Gilchrist County: Friday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.12 p.m. Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 NE 11th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693

    Levy County: Mon-Thurs, Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.12 p.m., Tri-County Community Resources, 15 North Main St in Chiefland, FL 32626

  • Dads join students at CES

    Chiefland Elementary School recently celebrated its 2nd annual "Bring Your Dad to School Day."

    Dads showed up early for breakfast with their kids before walking them to class to start their day.

    A special "thank you" goes to Brenda Rolfe and our cafeteria staff for baking homemade cinnamon rolls, and to Beef O'Brady's of Chiefland for sponsoring this event and providing magnets to give the dads.

  • CES celebrates Grandparents Day

    What do all Grandparents have in common?

    Seventy-two percent of grandparents think being a grandparent is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.

    Grandparents represent one-third of the population with 1.7 million new grandparents each year. There are 70,000 grandparents in the United States, according to the US census Bureau, August 2017.

    Here in Levy County, those numbers mean a great deal to even the youngest residents who attend our schools.

    Chiefland Elementary showed their appreciation to all grandparents by hosting a "Grandparents Day" lunch.

    Grandparents joined their grandchildren Sept. 25, which was pushed back from Sept. 10 due to Hurricane Irma.

    Chiefland Elementary Food Service team served pork with rice with gravy as the main course and offered garlic bread, baked beans, green beans, a variety of fruit options and strawberries and cream for dessert.

    About 200 grandparents showed up for the special day. The hard work and dedication of the food service employees that helped make the event a success was appreciated by all.
     

  • CES students take trip to airport

    Lisa Baxter’s fifth grade science class recently went to the Cross City Airport on a field trip to show the students some practical applications of "force and motion."

    Ag Pilot D. J. Quincey explained to the students about how airplanes can fly and about different types of planes.

    Jet Pilot and airport manager Clint Beauchamp showed the students a Citation Jet. He answered students' questions about filing flight plans and a little history of the airport.

    The students also saw a helicopter and asked Pilot Mr. Rick a few questions.
     

  • Vickers discusses upcoming debut as Lady Indians hoops coach

    John “Buddy” Vickers, girls’ basketball coach at Chiefland High School, was the guest speaker Sept. 27 at the Chiefland Rotary Club.

    This is Vickers first year as head coach at CHMS after coming from a position as assistant coach at Trenton.

    Vickers has his work cut out for him as some of the stronger players from last year graduated, and not having had a JV team last year to recruit from, Vickers finds himself rebuilding the team. He plans to teach the fundamentals to as many girls as he can to provide a strong team now and in the future. Lacy Redd, Chiefland Elementary School principal, has agreed to let fifth graders play. Jason Whistler will coach that team.

    Vickers has been using the summer wisely. After tryouts came basketball camp.

    Vickers said, “Most of these girls do not even know the fundamentals. We have to teach how to dribble, how to pass, left side layups and right side layups.”

  • 23rd Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic

    Log-A-Load for Kids to host 23rd Annual Tommy Usher Golf Classic in Chiefland

    On Thursday, October 19th, golfers will gather to play in the 23rd Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic held at Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

    The focus of this event is to raise awareness of and money for the Children’s Miracle Network. This specific tournament has collectively raised more than $980,000 over the last 22 years.

    Event details:
    · A maximum of 50 teams will be split between morning and afternoon tee times, with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    · MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGES: This year Drummond Community Bank is sponsoring 2 HOLE-IN-ONE CONTESTS (one for the Morning Round and one for the Afternoon Round). That's 2(!!!) opportunities to win $1,000,000.00!!!!!!

    · All participating golfers and sponsors will enjoy a complimentary lunch at noon, courtesy of Farm Credit of Florida.

    · A reception will be held immediately after the tournament to announce:

  • Levy fossil site offers wealth of discoveries for volunteer diggers

    By NATALIE VAN HOOSE
    FL Museum of Natural History

    Volunteers can channel their inner paleontologist by digging alongside museum scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Montbrook fossil site south of Williston starting Thursday, Oct. 5.

    The excavation area includes an exposed riverbed close to an ancient coastline that has produced a wealth of fossils about 5 to 5.5 million years old, an age not commonly found in Florida.

    Among the more common turtle and fish fossils, last year’s findings included bones from a saber-toothed cat, a six-pronged antelope, otters, a tapir, elephant-like gomphotheres, horses, llamas, a variety of birds and possibly the oldest deer fossil discovered in North America.

    The richness of the site is one of the factors that makes it an ideal volunteer opportunity, said Florida Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology Jon Bloch.