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Today's News

  • Endangered species day Friday

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day on Friday to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.
    To date, the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, has helped to prevent the extinction of hundreds of species. Co-administered by the Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the purpose of the Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

  • Winners of Wildhog race announced

    The following is a list of the winners from the Wildhog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30:

    Experienced
    1-John Edwards 1:40:50
    2-Daniel & Keith Maynard (Sponsor: Capital City Bank, Chiefland) 1:53:07
    3-Glennis Williams & Larry Frederick 1:57:44
    Kayak
    1-Brint Adams 1:50:42
    2-Edward Francavilla 2:02:53
    3-Andrew Malowney 2:06:43
    Mixed
    1-Rod Price 2:04:51
    2-Craig Clemmer & Ashley Andrion 2:33:08
    3-*Aaron & Rikki Richardson 2:46:19
    3-Lyn Wilson & Steve Stump 2:54:39
    Parent-Youth
    1-Tim Dodge & Katie Dodge 2:15:50
    2-Ton McCormick & Cole McCormick 2:44:34

  • Chiefland blue-gold game on Friday

    Chiefland’s football team will play its annual spring blue-gold game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.

  • Cappy's Corner: Living for Sports

    With scholastic sports over, the B section of the Chiefland Citizen is changing from "sports" to "living," beginning with this week's edition.
    No, that does not mean we're forgetting about sports all together. It only means we're shifting our focus a bit for the next few months of summer to activities of all kinds, even the kinds where scores are not kept.
    Now, don't expect this section to turn overnight into pages ripped out of Martha Stewart's Living magazine, although readers may see us tackle gardening and cooking from time-to-time.

  • CHS to form basketball booster club

    Supporters of the Chiefland High School basketball programs are trying to form a booster club called the Chiefland High School Tip-Off Club. There's even a Facebook fan page, started by Bobby Schultz.
    "We are in the organization stage of it," said Schultz, who has children who play basketball. "We're trying to get it started by the end of the summer. Once we get it off the ground, we will sit down with the coaches to see what they need to help make the programs even more successful."

  • Rotary lands successful fishing tourney

  • A strange watchdog

     By GENE DUMAS
    Since we moved to Florida, I’ve noticed that people keep donkeys. I’m one of those people who never thought that a donkey was worth a whole lot, but I’ve since learned that I have been mistaken on that subject.
    Many people in this state have realized that donkeys can perform a valuable service.

  • Haven Alliance presents check to Haven Hospice

    The Haven Alliance presented Haven Hospice with a check for $21,140 at their annual membership luncheon on May 5 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
    The Alliance raised the funds through membership dues and the 10th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show. All funds benefit Haven’s unfunded programs and services such as Camp Safe Haven, a day camp for children and teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

  • Workshop outlines incentives for gas retailers

    Rural gasoline retailers who want to increase profits and take advantage of tax credits, grants and guaranteed loans to install or convert retail pumps and tanks to dispense E-85 fuel should attend the E-85 Blender Pump Assistance Program Workshop on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

  • SRWMD promotes recycled water through reuse

    Special to the Citizen
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 15-21 as Florida Water Reuse Week to spread awareness and highlight the importance of reclaimed water.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District is joining in with the state to promote the benefits of this important alternative water resource.
    Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, clothes washing, and other non-potable uses.