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  •     Bronson Middle High School student Mackenzie McCallister, with help from other students and health department coordinator and school nurse, Angie Phillips, raised a total of $410 for the Florida chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

       They raised $170 collecting change in BMHS first period classes and $240 from the Zumbathon.

  • Drummond Community Bank, Chiefland will host the Annual Angel Tree on display in the lobby beginning Nov. 16 The tree will be covered in local “Angels” that without the community’s help may not get to experience Christmas this year.

  • Today, Nov. 19

    Turning Point Ministry spaghetti dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m.. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

    The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You can dine-in or carry out. Tickets will be available at the door. The ministry is at 16750 N.W. 60th St./County Road 341, north of Chiefland.

    For more information, call and leave a message at 352-463-1882; your call will be returned.

  • Levy County residents came out to show their support for veterans, lining the sidewalks for a parade on Thursday afternoon and then coming together at the Trailhead Park for a flag-raising ceremony and more.

       Chiefland Police Department's own Officer of the Year, James Yanok, was the speaker for the event.

       Yanok enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and worked to achieve his current rank of staff sergeant in February.

  • Morriston Baptist Church Quilters are providing an opportunity for area church visitors to bid on and purchase quilted gifts and sewn treasures. Membership in the church is not required to participate in the sale.

    The silent auction will be held at the church, 3141 S.E. Highway 41, Morriston, beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 during morning services, and continuing with bidding until Sunday, Dec. 6, immediately after the evening service.

    Quilts and treasures can be paid for and taken at that time, or picked up during the week in the office.

  • Hospice of Citrus County has agreed to pay approximately $3.2 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    The hospice has also entered into a detailed five-year corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Yard sale at Turning Point

    Turning Point Ministry will have a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call 352-463-1882.

    Turning Point Ministry is at 16750 N.W. County Road 341, about 4.5 miles north of Walmart.

    Harvest Hoe Down at Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Word Church invites the community to our Harvest Hoe Down on Sunday, Nov. 15, following our 10:30 a.m. service.

  • This month, six locations in the Tri-County Area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many tri-county area residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items like a doll or soccer ball, other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

  • The Bronson Volunteer Fire Company loaned their taste buds to the AMVET’s Ladies Auxiliary Post 88 to judge a chili cook off.

    Proceeds of the competition benefit the Fisher House, a residence for families of veterans being treated at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville.

    The competition was spicy and everyone enjoyed the chili dinners after the judging. In the end the winners were: 1st place, Sharon Sheldon the Ladies Auxiliary president; 2nd place, Lara McKay, and 3rd place Jenna Clifton.

  • Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas presents CPD Sgt. James Yanok the 2015 Chiefland Police Officer Of The Year Award before the Chiefland Homecoming Parade on Friday, Nov. 6.

    Yanok, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps is the featured speaker at the Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12, following the parade at 4 p.m.

    The celebration will be at the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.  

  • Today, Nov. 12

    WWII Veterans honored by Moose

    The World War II Veterans and Proud of It group will be honored at a luncheon at the Suwannee River Moose Family Center No. 235 on 167th Place in Fanning Springs. The luncheon begins at noon.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Veterans Day parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

  • Those working the booth at Tractor Supply took a break from dog washing and put a smile on their faces for a photo on Saturday afternoon.

    Kayla Jenkins sits with Red, one of the dogs up for adoption by Critter Crusaders.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit people in need with pets in need of food, medications and medical care.

  • Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones and her staff model the red shirts, to show support for veterans, that are being sold by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 444.

    The elections staff is standing in front of the Veteran's Wall of Honor in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Pictured, from left to right, are Jordan Lindsey, Tammy Jones, Carole Weins and Kearston Andrews.

    To purchase your RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirt to wear on Fridays, call the auxiliary at 352-529-0593.

  • The Chiefland Middle High School 2015 Homecomng game was Friday, Nov. 6, against Arlington County Day School. 

    Presented as the 2015 Homecoming Queen was Sheila Engel and Homecoming Princess, left, was Tataneisha Barnes. 

  • A Bronson Middle High School student is raising money for a cause that affects her life everyday.

       Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie McCallister has had Type 1 diabetes since she was eight. She's wanted to do a diabetes awareness fundraiser since she was in middle school and this year she emailed the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and got some ideas.

  • The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Rocks the River Music Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with performances by Karmic Revenge and Stephanie Fisher, and the Moses Greyhound Band.

    The event, presented by the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Town of Inglis, will be at Central Park, behind the Inglis Town Hall on County Road 40.

    The night of family fun will have a kids fun zone, arts and crafts vendors, snow cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, seafood from Shrimp Landing, and raffles for goodies.

  • This week Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced the start of its annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive. Through Nov. 7, the Department will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Florida’s families in partnership with food banks across the state.

  • Today, Nov. 5

    Levy fire administration meeting tonight

    The Levy County Fire Administration – a committee composed of all the fire chiefs in the county and municipalities will be tonight (Thursday, Nov. 5) at 5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will be in Classroom D at the Levy County Public Safety Complex, 1251 N.E. County Road 343, Bronson.

    Florida Native Plant Society plant walk

  • On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Bronson Friends of the Library will be having a Book Sale at the Bronson Public Library.

    Books can be purchased by the bag for $1.

    We have all types of books for readers, including children's books.  This event is sponsored by the Bronson Friends of the Library. 

    For more information, call the Bronson Library at 352-486-2515. 

  • Weekends through Sunday, Nov. 1

    The Addams Family closes Sunday

    Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family, “The Addams Family, the Musical,” will be departing the Chief Theater in Chiefland on Sunday, Nov. 1 after a three-week run.

    It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.