Today's News

  • Haven Hospice hosts annual Fall at the Lodge

       Haven Hospice hosted its annual fundraising event at the Putnam Lodge in Cross City on Saturday. Over $30,000 was raised in sponsorships alone, not including ticket sales and silent auction sales. Over 250 people attended the event, said Stephanie Brod, events coordinator for Haven Hospice. 

  • Ladies Auxiliary 422 poker run benefits local families

    The Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422 hosted a poker run to benefit the Rippy and Foland families who have recently lost loved ones in accidents.

       The event raised a gross amount of $2,894. A small amount of expenses will need to be deducted and the rest will be split between the two families.

       More than just a poker run, the ladies planned an all day event with a cake auction, jail and bail, crockpot cook off and live entertainment by the band Karmic Revenge, made up of AMVET and Auxiliary members.

  • Working forests work

    Suwannee Valley Rotary's speaker last week spoke of the importance of working forests to the area, the state, the economy, the environment and the future.

       Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber and also a Rotarian, gave a presentation titled "Working Forests Work."

  • Students of the month

    The Chiefland students of the month were honored at the City Commission meeting on Oct. 12. Commissioner Chris Jones, right, and Vice Mayor Betty Walker, second from left, presented certificates to Danielle “Danna” Cowart, left, and Luke Reidy.

    Cowart, daughter of Kim Cowart is a 5th grade student at Chiefland Elementary School. Reidy, son of Pat and Kamala Reidy is in the 8th grade at Chiefland Middle High School.

    Not pictured is Chase Malloy, son of Lacy Malloy, a 10th grade stuent at Chiefland Middle High School.

  • Baptist mobile dental unit arrives Nov. 9

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of Nov. 9-13 to perform free basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

    A required pre-screening and appointment scheduling will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. You will also need to know your total income for the previous month.

    For more information, call Beverly at 352- 493-1481.

  • Birth: Lamberson

    Donna “Shelly” Smith and Eladio Lamberson Sr., of Bronson, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Urijah Liam Lamberson, on Aug. 4, 2015, at UF Health Shands Hospital. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 21 inches in height.

  • Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers

    The Guardian ad Litem and Guardian Foundation Inc., has announced that Susan Rosenthal of Cedar Key the 8th Judicial Circuit Wide Volunteer of the Year.

    The announcement was made at theVolunteer Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Guardian Foundation Inc. and was held in Gainesville.

    This is the 35th anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Program which relies on their volunteers who advocate for abused and abandoned children involved in the dependency court process. There are 30 GAL volunteers who work in Levy/Gilchrist Counties.

  • Poker Run benefits Haven Hospice

    The recent Hutch Legacy Poker Run raised $2,903 for Haven Hospice in honor of the late William Nelson "Hutch" Hutchinson, who was a Hospice volunteer.

    Pictured left to right are Val Hutchinson, Haven Hospice Administrator Anita Howard, coordinator for the event Brad Groom and Stephanie Brod, Haven event coordinator.

  • 26th Annual Hayride

    The Kountry Kids brought their Fall Festival Hayride to the Chiefland Citizen last week.

    It is the learning center's 26th annual celebration of cooler temperatures and the changes in Chiefland.

    It was certainly perfect timing because the weather is expected to be cool and dry into next week. 

  • THEO program coming to CF

    A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

    The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

    “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.