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Today's News

  • Palliative massage therapy offers gentle comfort to patients

    By JENNI WILLIAMS
    Special to the Citizen
    Palliative massage has become one of the fastest growing trends in therapy for hospice patients. Used as a method for relaxation to alleviate stress, anxiety and pain with a light hands-on approach, as well as providing an alternative to those who can’t take medication or prefer not to, palliative massage therapy has become essential in hospice care.

  • Deadline near for Business of the Year

       The deadline tfor nominating a local business that merits the Greater Chiefland Ara Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award is Aug. 10.
       Each year the Chamber honors outstanding businesses during the state’s annual observance of Industry Appreciation Week. This year's industry celebration begins Sept. 12 and the local Chamber will host a banquet Sept. 13 honoring two local, notable businesses.

  • Editorial cartoon for August 4
  • OUR VIEW: Closing the blinds in the sunshine

    All political power is inherent in the people.
    Article I, Section 1, Florida State Constitution

    All meetings of any collegial public body of the executive branch of state government or of any collegial public body of a county, municipality, school district, or special district, at which official acts are to be taken or at which public business of such body is to be transacted or discussed, shall be open and noticed to the public...
    Article I, Section 24 (b), Florida State Constitution

  • Church news for the week of August 4

    Fish Fry fundraiser at Destiny
      WE SOAR Inc. will sponsor a fish fry fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Destiny Church of God by Faith, 170 N.E. 9th St. Fish dinners cost $8 and will include fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and drink.
      All proceeds will benefit the organization's community projects, which include the upcoming Back-to-School Jamboree.
    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.

     UMC hosts epic summer bash

  • Be humble, let God take center stage in your life

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Partnership of happiness needs two people

    "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have, for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5
     A partnership in happiness needs at least two people of the same mind.  Often we see two young people of the same mind. They may fall in  love and get married. Their continued happiness, however, depends on their staying of the same mind.

  • Bronson football needs volunteers

    Bronson starts fall practices on Monday short on staff. Coach Al Cooksey lost two volunteer assistants in the past few weeks and hopes to find more soon.

    “This coaching thing is a major concern right now,” Cooksey said. “I’ve been lucky that we have had some great coaches. We’re just looking for a few more because I need all the volunteer help I can find.”

  • Chiefland plans camp out

    Chiefland begins fall practice at home on Monday before heading to Otter Springs Park and Campground for its first practice in full pads on Wednesday.

    The Indians will return home from the “team bonding” experience late Friday.

    “We won't be roasting marshmellows and singing Kumbayah, I can assure you,” said CHS coach Jim O’Neal. “They’ve got some open fields that we’ll be using to practice on.”

  • Team Corbin wins big in Trenton

    Much to the delight of Corbin Wiggins, two of three events were won by Trenton Tigers.

    Much to the delight of him, his family and Todd Bryant, Friday's Knock Cancer Out of the Park was a huge hit, raising more than $6,500 for Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.