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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    Original Florida Tourism meets

    The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will be held at 10 a.m. at The Treasures of Madison County Art Guild and Gallery, 196 SW Range Ave., Madison.

    Lunch will be from BubbaQue’s, sponsored by the Levy County Tourism Development Council, and dessert will be Carol McQueen’s famous homemade key lime pie.

  • Chiefland recieves praise for being left in the dark

    It’s not hard to gaze upon the night sky and be overcome with awe and wonder.  It’s the great unknown.  Many of our beliefs have spawned from it, and some of our greatest minds spend their lives trying to come to terms with it.

    It’s inspired artists of every discipline, and our exploration and study of it have fostered some of our greatest technological achievements.

  • County gets its feet wet on water issues

    The Levy County Commission is looking for information on water — how much there is, how it is being used, where it is going and whether to join or form a water authority.

    To that end it is checking whether a larger meeting place will be needed for a joint workshop on the region's water supply with the Suwannee River Water Management District and South West Florida Water Management District. The workshop set for noon, Dec. 8 at Bronson's old town hall, would also include representatives from the county's eight municipalities and the public.

  • Incubator kitchen survey can help with turning mom's pie recipe into a money-maker

    If you have ever wanted to sell that prize-winning spicy peanut brittle, or your mom's famous pecan pie, but just cannot afford a commercial kitchen facility, then the Commercial Kitchen Incubator Initiative Survey needs your input.

    Research has found that people will drive 80 miles to take advantage of a commercial kitchen where they can process their own value-added product. 

    The facility would be rented by the hour and provide additional business support services would be available via the incubator for all interested food-based start-ups. 

  • Suwannee Players holiday play opens Dec. 4

    Suwannee Valley Players announces the opening for its upcoming holiday production of “Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose,” a comedy written by Pat Cook.

    Editor J.J. Garnes of the Herald Tribune makes sure to use the holiday to his own advantage, whether it be to expose a crooked mayor or sell a few more issues with just the right angle. And he thinks he finds it when he finds a letter from a small boy who "don't want no more Christmases."

  • Dixie Humane Society needs holiday foster homes for pets

    Dixie County Humane Society is participating in the national “Foster A Lonely Pet For the Holidays” pet fostering program starting today and having a foster/adoption event on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Chiefland.

    Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays. 

  • Church News

    Miracle Holy Ghost Revival

     begins Friday

    The Miracle Holy Ghost Revival will be held under the tent at El Faro Assembly of God, 12273 U.S. Highway 301,  Belleview, beginning Friday and running through Nov. 29.

    Pastor Victor E. Feliciano is hosting Evangelist David Johnson to minister nightly. Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly and 6 p.m on Sundays. The public is invited to attend.

    For more information call 352-396-2773 or go to www.davidjohnsonministries.com.

    Old Town Methodist Cookie Walk

  • Oysters safe from proposed FDA ban, for now

    Oysters on the Gulf Coast — including those in lugged by Cedar Key water men — are safe from a proposed federal Food and Drug administration “warm months” ban for now.

    Leslie Sturmer, multi-county aquaculture extension agent, briefed the Levy County Commission on Tuesday on the status of a proposed rule requiring post-harvest processing of oysters or an outright ban on the harvest and sale of oysters from Gulf of Mexico waters from April through October beginning in 2011.

  • Buy local now before it's too late

    The Christmas season is upon us.

    The Christmas lights are up in Chiefland.

    A radio station is playing Christmas music.

    A local store is having a “Christmas Sale 40% to 50% off”

    I don't care if if it's a discounted  holiday or merchandise.

    I'm a sucker for stuff at a nice discount.

    My wish list is the same as last year's. I want that  “Five-Pound Box of Money” singer Pearl Bailey rhapsodizes. She tells Santa it would be useful and is loaded with lots of sentiment.  

  • Chiefland vs. Taylor County slideshow

     

    These photos are from Chiefland High School's last football game of the 2009 season, a 38-8 loss at Taylor County.

     

    All photos by Steve Waters

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com