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  • By Diana Child

    Special to the Citizen

  • Keith Maynard (far right), along with his son Justin, presented Director of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Betty Walker with a check for $19,600 raised through various yard sales and fundraisers along with the Wild Hog Canoe Race. Last year, they donated $16,400. In turn, Walker presented their church, Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Williston, whose members volunteer at all of the fundraising events, with a check for $2,500. 

  • On Saturday, May 9, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 and its subordinate organizations, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, SOA Squadron 422 and Riders Chapter 422 will hold a blood drive and yard/bake sale for Team Hulk Smash for Riley Hardy.

  • Dixie Music Center will hold its Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will once again host this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town.

    Since its inception in 1991, Dixie Music Center has provided music lessons for a variety of instruments and for hundreds of students.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players will present "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell, May 8-10 and May 15-17. Friday/Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

  • While the NBA Playoffs may be in full swing, these youngsters are taking advantage of near perfect weather to get in some ball time at Buie Park Monday afternoon.

    The weather continues to be perfect through the end of the week.

  • The survival of the Cedar Key State Bank, now a branch of Drummond Community Bank, has been threatened many times throughout its 103 year history.

    That history and the survival of the bank was the subject of an “off the cuff” discussion by Dr. Johnny Andrews and Luther Drummond, CEO and Chairman of Drummond Community Bank, last Thursday at the Cedar Key Historical Society’s last morning coffee meeting of the year.

  • The 38th annual race will be held Saturday, April 18 with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The first boats will go out at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

  • Another Way, Inc., Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center, celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Denim & Jewels event at Otter Springs, but it's not the milestone the organization hopes to achieve.

    “I wish we didn't need to do this, but we do,” said Donna Fagan, executive director of the organization, in addressing the 60 attendees at the Saturday fundraiser and celebration sponsored by TJ Maxx of Lake City.

  • Mason Hancock of Georgia was one of many spring breakers who visited Fanning Springs State Park last week for a dip in the icy waters.

    The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. Admission is $6 per vehicle with two to eight people, or $4 for a single occupant.

  • The Cedars of Lebanon cemetery annual spring cleanup is Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at the cemetery.

    Area old timers and friends gather to socialize and share a covered dish. The cemetery is located six miles north of Inglis. Bring a rake and a lawn chair and join the group.

    For more information, contact Cecille Rohrer at Cecillerohrer@gmail.com or call 352-339-3384. 

  • Camp Kesem at the Florida State University, an organization dedicated to helping children affected by a parent’s cancer, announces its 1st annual Superhero Scramble 5K, event on Sunday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Integration Statue on the Florida State University campus (near Woodward Ave. and Tennessee St.)

  • By Melinda Myers

    Special to the Citizen

    Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.

  • Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with Reggie Stacy, Jackie McComb and Sami and Destiny. At 8:15 Butch Batts and the SouthBound Band take the stage. Gates will close at 10 p.m.

  • The Widow Sons Masonic Riders are no strangers to holding poker runs for a good cause.

    Their most recent event to benefit Ashley Isenhoward, the young girl who underwent heart surgery to remove a tumor and received a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer, raised a record amount at $5,605. The total included money raised through the cost per rider, purchase of raffle tickets and several other donations.

    It was not necessarily a Masonic event, said Tom Andresen, they were just doing it.

  • A girl pets a miniature goat for sale at one of the booths on Saturday at the Chiefland Farmers Market.

    The market, sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month in Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.

    The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

  • In an effort to raise community awareness about heart disease, Levy County Department of Public Safety participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6 and continued through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

    This is an annual educational event that the department participates in. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women. Educating communities to recognize what the early warning signs are and not wait to seek medical attention is the key to saving lives.

  • There will be a cemetery workday on Saturday, March 21, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Hardeetown Cemetery. Everyone is invited to come and help with the general cleanup. If you have garden tools and can bring them along that would be helpful. Lunch will also be served.

    The cemetery group is attempting to set up a file with obituaries of all persons buried in Hardeetown Cemetery. If you have an obituary of a loved one, we would appreciate receiving a copy.

  • AMVETS Chapter 422 is holding its 2nd Annual Poker Run Saturday, March 7, starting with registration at 9 a.m. and Last Bike Out at 10 a.m.

    Registration is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. The last bike must be in by 3 p.m.

    Registration fee includes your first raffle ticket and barbecue pork Dinner with all the fixings. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

    The ride route will start at AMVETS Post 422 to Camp Valor at Otter Springs, to AMVETS Post 88, to AMVETS Post 42, then return to AMVETS Post 422.

  • The Williston Community Theater will present "Knowing Cairo", a play by Andrea Stolowitz March 14-15 and March 21-22 at Williston Middle School, 20550 Northeast 42nd Pl. Performances begin at 3 p.m.