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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots program helps thousands

    BRONSON - Another successful year of the Toys for Tots program by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in the Tri-County Area led to the distribution of toys to more than a thousand families on Dec. 13 and 14 in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.

    The delivery of toys to parents in Levy County on Dec. 13 happened at First Baptist Church of Bronson. Last year, it was at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.

    Vince Arcadi, Tri-County Toys for Tots coordinator, said the distribution was moved to Bronson to make it more central for the whole county.

  • Students speak up in contest

    Ever try and stand up in front of a large audience and present a speech? The youth of Levy County have the opportunity to do just that.

    The Tropicana Public Speaking Program for Levy County students culminated on Dec. 6 with the County School contest held at Bronson Middle/High School.

  • Hodges, Jenkins plan nuptials

    Mr. and Mrs. Hal Hodges of Cedar Key announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Gini Lynn Hodges of Savannah, Ga. to Gregory Ross Jenkins II of Savannah, Ga., son of the late Col. and Mrs. Gregory Ross Jenkins Sr.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Cedar Key High School and the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

    She is employed by the Herndon Law Firm, P.C.

  • St. John's celebrates Silver Jubilee

    Parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland came together last Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the church.

    The first mass in Chiefland was celebrated in December 1973 by Father Paul B. Hogarty at the Chief Theatre.

    When Father Roland Julien replaced Father Hogarty, services were moved to the Chiefland Recreation Center and in 1975, it became a mission church to St. Madeline Parish in High Springs.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 13

    World War II Veterans

    All World War II veterans are urged to attend the monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Homestead Restaurant in Fanning Springs.

    There will not be a gift exchange but everyone is asked to bring a gift for a child up to the age of 12 years old. A Toys for Tots box will be waiting for the gift drop off.

    Betty and Gene Rapp of Haven Hospice will be the guests of the day. They will present veterans who are present with a special lapel pin to honor their military service to the United States.

  • Bronson batters football-depleted Newberry

    With all but one varsity player unavailable last Thursday night, Dec. 6, Newberry High's basketball Panthers brought up the whole junior varsity and went out to face the Bronson Eagles.

    Bronson overwhelmed them 72-42 in a hard-fought mismatch.

    Nine of Newberry's varsity players are on the football team that played Saturday for the state championship, and one more player was hurt. That left the Panthers' JV alone to handle the varsity Eagles.

    They started off pretty well.

  • Lady Braves top Fort White

    The Chiefland Middle School girls basketball team turned on the jets in the second half aganst visiting Fort White on Thursday, Dec. 6, powering the Lady Braves to a 33-16 victory.

    Chiefland trailed 12-9 at halftime but went on a 17-2 burst to start the second half.

    On Tuesday, the CMS boys defeated Trenton, 33-29. Hermie McClendon led the way with 14 points. Marcus McMahon had eight points. Deric Allen had seven points and Deshawn Roland had four.

  • Dixie's straight 16 sinks JVs

    The Chiefland High boys junior varsity basketball team kept it close against host Dixie County for a while last Friday night, but a second half cold spell allowed the host team to pull away to a 58-34 victory.

    Chiefland pulled to within 41-29 early in the third quarter. However, Dixie rattled off 16 straight points as the Indians suffered from poor passing and shooting.

    The Chiefland JVs played Tuesday night at Williston and are home against Newberry on Friday night.

  • Ajay Ulmer: We've only just begin

    While the Florida high school football championships are being played in Orlando, Chiefland High coach Ajay Ulmer has had the chance to reflect on his first year in charge of the Indian gridiron tepee.

    Although he probably isn't much of a fan of the old singing group The Carpenters, one of their hit songs "We've Only Just Begun" would describe what 2007 was all about.

  • Dixie too tall an order for Indians

    It was a case of too much big guy for the Chiefland High boys basketball team in its game last Friday night at Dixie County High.

    Junior center Tevin Henderson was a one-man wrecking crew, leading the Bears to a 69-60 victory over the Indians.

    Dixie improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in Class 3A District 5 play. Chiefland fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in district action.

    Henderson practically did it all for the Bears, as the shorter Indians had trouble containing him.