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Today's News

  • Parker named to School Foundation

    Philip Parker, Florida Resource Manager for Plum Creek Timber Company, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of the Levy County Schools Foundation. Parker's appointment was confirmed at the February Board of Directors Meeting.

  • Levy schools looking to survive more cuts

    BRONSON –The storm clouds that were on the horizon are now here for the School Board of Levy County.

    Financial officer Robert Clemons believes that with proper precautions, Levy will be able to survive the spring state budget cut storm.

    The 2008-09 school year is another story.

    With additional state funding cuts estimated at more than a half million dollars, Levy is preparing to make moves that could shave a big chunk of money.

    These moves revealed at Tuesday's school board meeting would hopefully prevent faculty and other staff casualties.

  • Aldrich is Chiefland Elementary's chief volunteer

    Lynda Aldrich has been chosen Chiefland Elementary School's Volunteer of the Year.

    Aldrich has worked more than 224 hours at the school so far, helping out various grade levels with whatever jobs need to be done. She is friendly, efficient, and a tireless worker.

    Staff members said:

  • Miss Ruth to wed Mr. Alford

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Ruth of Old Town announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Blanche to Cecil "Edward" Alford Jr. of Chiefland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Alford of Cedar Key.

    The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Dixie County High School and is a registered nurse. She is employed by the Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Gainesville.

    The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Cedar Key High School and is employed by Central Florida Electric Co-op in Chiefland.

    A summer wedding is being planned.

  • New Arrivals

    Garrett

    Amanda and Shane Garrett of Trenton announce the birth of a son Zackery Adma Garrett, born March 4, 2008.

    The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

    Grandparents are Angie and the late Clinton Garrett of Fanning Springs, Shirley and Bobby Stickle of Trenton and Suzie and Mike Johnson of South Carolina.

    The baby has an older brother Dalton.

    Gulledge

    Tasha and John Gulledge of Chiefland announce the birth of a son Payton Allan Gulledge, born Dec. 19, 2007 at North Florida Regional.

    The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

  • Anabolic steroids are not the rage

    Anabolic steroids become a public issue of greater importance each year. Baseball, football, and most of our beloved professional sports have all fallen victim to some degree of illegal steroid activity.

    The continued rise of Internet advertising as well as the proliferation of dietary supplements has also given "performance enhancement" more prominence. This has created a relatively new market for steroid products. Not only athletes, but more average guys are now using or considering anabolic substances.

  • Naps: The best alternative to sleep

    One of my favorite photographs of my parents was snapped on an early summer afternoon. They had no idea that I had come out of my room only to return for my camera and capture them for all eternity in a rather endearing picture.

    They were curled up at opposite ends of the sofa napping.

    You see, both my parents always denied they napped.

    "Just resting my eyes," my father would say.

    "Oh, I wasn't asleep," my mother protested. "I just closed my eyes for a minute."

  • Gas pains: Folks getting no relief at the pump

    It seems like every day, the price of a barrel of crude oil goes up, which translates into the price per gallon of gasoline soaring to record highs.

    As of Monday, the price of a barrel of oil skied to $110 - $48 higher than March of '07.

    The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.28 a gallon and diesel $3.97 a gallon.

    The Gulf Coast averages were a bit lower - $3.17 and $3.91 respectively - but the prices Monday in Chiefland did not necessarily reflect that.

  • Divorcing parents' class set

    The Levy Center of Central Florida Community College will offer Parent Education and Stabilization training on Saturday, April 5. The course is required by state law for divorcing parents who have children in the home.

    The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The training covers legal issues, emotional issues for parents and children, family relationships, financial responsibility to the child, and issues regarding spousal or child abuse.

  • CHS lists honor students

    Chiefland High School reports the honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

    A Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade: Clayton Allen, Cody Basham, Woodrow Beauchamp, Lindsey Blanchette, Nicole Cobb, Ryley Couch, Solmarie Dejardens, Jasmine Gonzalez, Kayla Hamilton, Molly Hanchey, Shayla Lantz, Sarah Mergargel.

    Sarah Mitchell, Monica Ondrick, Jacob Reidy, Vance Renaud, Brent Slaughter, Lyndsie Stalvey, Jamantye Thomason, Mark Tolentino, Carrie Toler, Chelsea Twombly, Morgan Watkins.

    10th Grade: Trace Alexander, Kali Bowen, Nicholas Carlson, Cassandra Dixon, Kaylee Ecker.