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Today's News

  • 100th year celebration in Chiefland next spring

    Next year, at about this time, the City of Chiefland will celebrate its 100th year of incorporation. The Chiefland Centennial Celebration has been in the works for about a year, and volunteers on the committee overseeing its arrangement have recently come up with a schedule of events for the affair.
    The event, set to happen April 5–6, 2013, will include a community fish fry and dance, a parade, historical booths, displays and demonstrations, contests and cook-offs. The event culminates on a Saturday evening with a fireworks show at Strickland Park.

  • Jeff Davis named principal at Lecanto

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    INVERNESS — Jeff Davis is headed back to school.
    Davis, the Citrus County School District's human resources director, will become Lecanto High School principal in July following Kelly Tyler's retirement.
    Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel said Davis is a good fit to replace Tyler, who has served as LHS principal for 11 years.

  • CES kindergartners celebrate Arbor Day

    The Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Florida Forest Service partnered to celebrate Arbor Day with Chiefland Elementary School.  John Keyton, senior forester; Greg Marshall, Levy County forester and Dana Langford, education coordinator, Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District, helped with the event.
    The CES kindergarten students were addressed by Marshall who shared the history of the first Arbor Day celebrated on April 10, 1872, and its founder Sterling Morton.

  • Early childhood conference

    The College of Central Florida, in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Inc., will host the 24th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference on Saturday, March 24, with keynote presenter Jack Hartmann, a nationally recognized children’s singer.
    The conference will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center of the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee for this workshop is $30 before March 19 or $50 at the door.

  • Church News for the week of March 8

    n Bronson UMC movie night
       The Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to a free movie on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  Popcorn and soda will be served.  There is no charge for this event, please come and enjoy the evening out.     The movie to be shown is "Courageous". The church is located at 235 Court Street, Bronson. Please call 352-486-2281 or 352-486-4094 if you need more information.

    n Homeward Bound performs Sunday

  • Should you be spritually court martialed?

    "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is ..." 

  • Revival report: Crusade for Christ wins 15 souls

    By Pastor Jim Hurst
    Overall, the Tent Crusade Revival in Levy County was a wonderful success with 15 precious people making decisions for Jesus Christ. 
    We appreciate so much the four area churches who partnered with us to reach your city for Jesus. These churches provided excellent ministry on every level.  They also set new "time records" for putting up and taking down the big tent. 

  • Black history speaker urges raising children right

    Retired educator Vivian Filer believes children should be raised with love, but also a firm grasp on whatis proper and what is not.
    As the speaker for the Black History Scholarship Banquet in Chiefland on Feb. 18 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, she told the 80 people in attendance, that   having children calls for a commitment to invest long hours, go the extra mile, to sacrifice and "love, love, love."

  • Thank you

    I wish to thank all the contributors and participants, volunteers and staff for making the 2012 Florida State NASP Tournament a very special event.  First of all, the kids, of course, the best bunch of kids you could possibly gather in one place, they were terrific, as were their coaches.  Thanks to Safari Club International of North Florida, Tom Powell and Ray Pringle, Bear Archery Products of Gainesville, Neil Byce and Eric Godkin, Morrell Targets, Bernie and Dale Morrell and Woods ‘n Water Magazine for their contributions to the live event. 

  • Last line of defense

    Each morning cases come across my desk for review and I see the ways that folks are victimized by others seeking money through a variety of sources.
    The gamut ranges from charitable contributions to classified ads and the result is that frequently folks are getting diminished or zero return on their money. This, in a time when money is universally tight. If we are to avoid these scams, we need to get smarter about our responses.