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Today's News

  • Hunting for a prescription drug plan is no game

    By Kay Louder
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville
    It’s that time of year again.
    “Open season” is right around the corner for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should mark their calendars for October 15. The “open season” will run from October 15 to December 7.

  • Buck Mitchell Dove Shoot on Nov. 12

    The Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Shoot to benefit Haven Hospice will begin at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12.
    The shot will be in Levy County, but the exact field that will be used has not been determined. The cost is $50 per person, and includes a T-shirt and a catered lunch.
    There also will be door prizes and raffle items. All proceeds go to Haven Hospice.
    For more information, contact Jed Mitchell at 352-316-3541 or Casey Mitchell at 352-316-2383.
     

  • CAAA Halloween Carnival is Oct. 29

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Strickland Park.
    Admission is free to all people who enter wearing a costume. All others will be $2 each.
    There will be plenty of games, food and a safe atmosphere to trick-or-treat. There will be a dunking booth, fish pond, greased pig, live fish, a shooting gallery, moon walks and much more. There also will be costume contest for all ages.

  • Bronson can't hold on at Branford

    Bronson was unable to maintain a halftime lead en route to a 14-13 loss at Branford on Friday.

    Understandably, a few Eagles players broke the postgame huddle with tears in their eyes after coming so close to breaking into the win column for the first time in five tries this season.

  • Donation

       Nature Coast Hospice and SREC of Dixie County both were presented $100 checks from the Chiefland HCE (Home and Community Educators). The money was given to the two organizations to be used for services that they provide to their clients. The goal of the HCE is to strenghten individuals, families and communities through education, leadership and action.

  • Chiefland avenges Trenton loss

    Chiefland has lost only twice on the volleyball court this season.

    The first loss came against Williston in the Bell Invitational Tournament when the Lady Indians were without senior standout Taylore Fuller. They avenged that Sept. 17 loss by beating the Lady Red Devils 3-2 on Sept. 29.

  • Levy County Democrats prepare for state convention

    The Levy County Democratic Executive Committee met at BubbaQues in Chiefland Sept. 27 in preparation for the 2011 State Democratic Convention to be held in Orlando.
    The program was presented by Dee Dee Smith, who brought greetings from the State Democratic Chair, Rod Smith. She told the local committee of the State Chair’s interest in having delegates from all 67 counties attend the upcoming state convention.  

  • Learn about Florida history

       Professor Jack E. Davis will offer a brief survey of Florida history from the pre-Spanish
    Period to the present through the lens of the human relationship with the natural environment.
       Davis has a B.A. in political science, an M.A. and PH.D. in American History. He is an associate professor of history at the University of Florida, where he specializes in environmental, southern and Florida History. He serves on the editorial boards at Tampa Bay History and the Florida Historical Quarterly.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 20

    Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • Engaged: GLADWELL-BREEDEN

       Nellie Marie Gladwell and Chetley Lowell Breeden are to be wed on Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at the Gladwell home.
       The wedding is open to all family and friends. No local invitations are being sent.