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Today's News

  • 70-day red snapper season opens May 23 in Gulf state waters

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.

  • FFA Alumni rodeo returns April 24-25

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo returns to Brookins Arena on the Lotoma Ranch in Chiefland on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25,  beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. 

    The FFA Alumni Chapter teams up with Flying “G” Rodeo Company and local contestants to provide an evening of barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, chute dogging, calf roping, breakaway. A calf scramble for children 10 and under and junior barrel racing. 

  • Phantom of the Op'ry at CMHS

    For a fun-filled evening, head over to Chiefland Middle High School on Friday or Saturday and take in the musical Phantom of the Op'ry.

    The restaging of Gaston Leroux’s famous “Phantom of the Opera” is more relaxed and full of laughs. And it's more suitable for Chiefland than Paris. At this flaky Op’ry House there are fiddles instead of violins and rhinestones instead of diamonds.

  • Manufacturing Career Fair in Ocala April 22

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has teamed up with area manufacturers and the College of Central Florida to help connect job seekers with careers in advanced manufacturing.

    The Manufacturing Career Fair takes place Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Webber Center at CF’s Ocala campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. There is no charge to attend.

  • Wild Hog Canoe Race is Saturday

    The 38th annual race will be held Saturday, April 18 with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The first boats will go out at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

  • Denim & Jewels aims to end abuse

    Another Way, Inc., Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center, celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Denim & Jewels event at Otter Springs, but it's not the milestone the organization hopes to achieve.

    “I wish we didn't need to do this, but we do,” said Donna Fagan, executive director of the organization, in addressing the 60 attendees at the Saturday fundraiser and celebration sponsored by TJ Maxx of Lake City.

  • Church News fo the week of April 16

    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.

    Peace Lutheran

    The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. There will be no early sales.

  • Rose show in Gainesville

    The Gainesville Rose Society presents its 42nd Rose Show, "The Internet of Roses," on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville.

    See hundreds of specimen roses, many arrangements, and learn how easy it is to grow beautiful roses.  Potted roses and cut roses will be available for sale. For more information, visit gainesvillerosesociety.com. 

    Free admission. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 16

    Today, April 16

    Transportation disadvantaged board meeting

    The Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will conduct its regular business meeting on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. in the Levy County Courthouse in the County Commissioners’ Board Room, at 355 S. Court St., Bronson.

    The board meeting is open to the public. 

    American Legion Ladies Auxillary dinner

  • CMHS elects prom royalty during 'Sea of Love'

    By Stephanie Hathcox

    CMHS Reporter

    Chiefland’s Junior Class transformed the Best Western Gateway Grand into a “Sea of Love” complete with shipwreck on Thursday, April 2.

    Among the glamourous gowns and tuxedos, the unknowing king and queen danced the night away.

    The prom court was nominated by faculty and staff at CMHS and announced prior to the event. CMHS junior and senior prom attendees made the final decision by voting when they arrived at prom.