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Today's News

  • Yankeetown to get Better Community Award

    Yankeetown is receiving 1000 Friends of Florida’s Better Community Award for its use of comprehensive and other planning tools to protect the community’s unique coastal small-town character and scenic natural beauty.  
    “Yankeetown has adopted an outstanding plan to protect its many amenities, and has given citizens a strong role in approving changes to the plan and local development,” said 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison. The award will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at noon at a community picnic to be held at 6241 Harmony Lane.

  • CFEC event has record turnout

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 600 members attended the annual meeting of Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chiefland Saturday.
    Registration for the meeting began at 8 a.m., and an early bird drawing was held during the intermission of the day’s entertainment, The Rock Bottom Singers. The business meeting began at 10 a.m. with a report from Mike Campbell, CFEC’s general manager.

  • Business News

    n SunState FCU honored by group
    Raddon Financial Group, a provider of research-based solutions to financial institutions and a unit of Open Solutions, Inc., has presented a Crystal Performance Award to SunState Federal Credit Union, which has an office in Chiefland.
    More than 500 credit unions were evaluated for the award that goes to only those in the two 2-3 percent of all credit unions analyzed by Raddon for two consecutive reporting periods.

  • First ever veterans resource fair in Lake County

       Congressman Rich Nugent (FL-05) announced today that he will be hosting his first annual Lake County Veterans Resource Fair on October 15th, 2011.
     
    Who:  Rep. Rich Nugent and his District Staff
     

  • Nugent announces continuation of National WWII Memorial registration

    U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent (R-District 5) said his District Office in Brooksville will continue providing special assistance to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial.
    During September, World War II veterans were invited to stop by the Congressman’s District Office for assistance registering with National World War II Memorial.  The response was overwhelming.  More than 120 World War II veterans took Nugent up on his offer.

  • Military memorials open to public

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11.

  • Veterans Briefs

    WWII veterans meeting
      All World War II veterans are invited to join us for lunch on Thursday October, 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie's Restaurant in Williston. Our WW II veterans come from 5 different counties so we switch our meeting places around to accommodate all of you. Melanie has catered us in the past so we know your lunch will be excellent. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.

  • VA posts online list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure

    Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.  

  • Tri-county area welcomes new attorney

       Joy L. Powell was sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar by Gilchrist County Judge Edward Philman, left, as her grandfather, retired Dixie County Judge Marshall M. Clements, holds the Bible. Powell took the oath as family, friends and colleagues looked on.
       She is the daughter of Tim and Lori Powell, of Bell, and the grandaughter of Marshall and Frances Clements, of Cross City, and Ethan and Audry Powell, of Bell.

  • Library friends to meet

       The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
       For more information, call call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.