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Today's News

  • Florida's wily coyotes adapt to change

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.

    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the Southeastern part of the country.

  • Church Newsfor the week of March 24

    n St. John the Evangelist Church fish dinner
    Dine-in or take-out fish fry dinners will be sold 5-7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.
    The menu is tilapia, grits, baked beans, French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverage. Cost is $5 for children and $7 for adults.
    The church is at 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, going towards Bronson. For information, call 352-493-9723
    Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent De Paul food closet. A donation of non- perishable food items is appreciated.

  • Keeping an attitude of gratitude

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

  • Cappy's Corner: Blame me, not coach

    When anyone approaches a reporter and says, “I have a real problem with something you wrote,” most of us instantly become defensive.

    We pride ourselves on reporting fact. We stand behind every word. We aspire to report what we’re told accurately, and succinctly.

    So when a parent came to me “with a real problem” about a sentence in a story about Chiefland finalizing its 2011 football schedule, I instantly put up a wall, ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way.

  • It's Going to Change the World

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Morriston woman urges people to become organ donors

    An entire country separates Morriston’s Dottie Hydue from her step-daughter in California, but it hasn’t deterred her from becoming an advocate to raise awareness for the need  for living organ donors.
    March 10 was National Kidney Day, and Hydue can’t think of a better way to commemorate it than by urging people to consider becoming an organ donor.
    Her stepdaughter, Tracie  Skaggs, 48, suffers from kidney failure and undergoes dialysis while she waits on a matching donor.

  • Consolation no prize for CHS softball

    Midseason progress reports are in for Chiefland's softball team, and only a few are getting an 'A' for effort.

    The Lady Bulldog Invitational sat smack dab in the middle of Chiefland's softball schedule, with 10 games before and after the Friday-Saturday tourney in Bell.

    Even though the Lady Indians (8-4 overall) won two of three games, including the consolation final to finish in third place, coach Ginger Fuller and staff were left scratching their heads.

  • Students of the Month

    Caleb Hardee, of Chiefland Middle School, recieves a plaque for academic excellence from Chiefland Commissioner Rollin Hudson March 14. Illiandra Barney, of Chiefland Elementary, and Sarah Ivey, of Chiefland High, were also honored for academic excellence.

  • Education news

    n  CF sessions on training grants
       The CF Institute at the College of Central Florida, Workforce Connection and Marion County Economic Development Corporation will offer free information sessions on for-profit grant opportunities.
       Attendees will learn how to apply for Quick Response Training grants available from Workforce Connection and Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants available from Workforce Florida.

  • Fun day on the farm

    By CAROL JONES
    CTE coordinator, SBLC
    According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services, Florida has nearly 24 million acres of forests, croplands and ranches, and the products produced on these lands have a big impact on the economy. Over 200 Kindergarten students from Chiefland Elementary School and Whispering Winds Charter School learned some of their first lessons about Florida Agriculture at the Chiefland FFA Land Lab when the Middle and High School FFA students hosted their 8th Annual “Fun Day on the Farm.”