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  • Thursday, Feb. 7

    Organizing Classes

    Central Florida Community College will hold sessions Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Organizing Boot Camp for Small Business.

    The sessions will focus on strategies that organized people use to maintain efficiency and productivity.

    For more information or to register, call 493-9533.

    Friday, Feb. 8

    Fair Yard Sale

  • Alysia Gabel was too young to remember most of what happened on that April day in 2001.

    Just 2 1/2 years old, Gabel was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by an aunt. She was in the process of making a turn on Suwannee Road in Old Town. The three-wheeler in the bed shifted, causing the truck to roll.

    Little Alysia was tossed from the vehicle. The injuries were life threatening.

    "She remembers the helicopter,"said her father, Shawn. "That's about all."

  • Thursday, Jan. 31

    Tourist Council Meeting

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    Call 486-3396 for more information.

    Suwannee Poets

    Suwannee River Poets will meet Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 6591 N. W. 140th St., Chiefland.

    Meetings are always the last Thursday night of each month. Visitors and new members are always welcomed.

    For more information, call Ruth Nott at 490-7650.

    Friday, Feb.1

    CFCC Homecoming

  • A very special young boy from Archer recently enjoyed an exciting trip to Disney World thanks to Kids Wish Network, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Andrew, who has Down Syndrome, had a blast in Orlando; for this brave teenager, it was truly a dream come true.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    Transportation Board Meeting

    The Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at Chiefland City Hall.

    The annual public meeting and the board meeting are open to the public.

    Saturday, Jan. 26

    Chili Cook-off

    The Cedar Key Eagles will host a chili cook-off Saturday, Jan. 26 at the clubhouse.

    There is a $5 entry fee per pot of chili and pre-registration at the clubhouse is required.

    Entries should be delivered between 10:30-11:30 a.m. and serving begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • Sitting comfortably at his dining room table in his home west of Chiefland, 83-year-old Raymond O. Knisley Jr. spoke on Dec. 31, 2007 about a life-changing event that happened to him on Dec. 31, 1944.

    New Year's Eve 1944 was 63 years ago, but Knisley remembers being captured by German soldiers during World War II -- like it was yesterday.

    It was about 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1945 when the Army private heard small arms fire, he said.

  • For the first time in more than three decades, Sandra Allen won't have to rise to the shrill of an alarm clock this week.

    On Dec. 20, Allen, a Chiefland native, put in her last full day of work at Green South and is ready to step into another adventure.

    For more than a year the effervescent Allen knew she was going to retire and has anticipated the day she could forget about payroll, taxes and ledgers.

    But that's not to say that she hasn't loved–and still loves–the contribution she has made to the area's John Deere dealership.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    Legion Christmas Dinner

    The American Legion Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, Trenton, will have its yearly Christmas Dinner Dec. 20 at the post home located next to the FFA arena on Walker curve on Route 129 north between Trenton and Bell.

    The dinner will be from 5:30-7 p.m. with the regularly scheduled meeting to begin at 7 p.m.

    The Post will provide the main course but members are asked to bring a covered dish and dessert.

    Saturday, Dec. 22

    Musical Christmas Program

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crystal Wilson and Daniel Pinkston were united in marriage Oct. 6 at University City Church of Christ in Gainesville. The reception was held at Haile Village Center.

    The new Mrs. Pinkston is the daughter of Henry and Annette Wilson of Cross City. She is a Realtor with Bosshardt Realty Services.

    The groom is the son of Carl and Martha Pinkston of Williston. He is a firefighter with the city of Ocala.

    The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas.

  • Richard Connatser Jr. and Ann Endsley-Corbin of Chiefland announce the birth of their son, Alexander William Connatser, born Dec. 3, 2007 at Shands in Gainesville.

    The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces ad was 19.5 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Dennis Connatser and Theresa Connatser of Fanning Springs.

    Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth Endsley and Richard Corbin of Chiefland.

    Great-grandparents are Ellen and Eugene Kitchens of Keystone Heights and Jackie Endsley of Illinois.

  • Bruce and Betty Nowlin celebrated their Golden Anniversary Friday, Dec. 7

    Making Chiefland their home in 1979, the couple has enjoyed the many friends, neighbors and business locals who have befriended them for the past 28 years.

    Mr. Nowlin is a retired safety counselor and publisher of State Safety League Publications. He continues to enjoy his daily ritual of maintaining his organic garden and "keeping up with the roosters", and his "buddy boy" Barney.

  • A 63-year-old member of the University of Florida Class of 1967 retired Nov. 30 from Farm Credit of North Florida after 40 years of faithful service.

    William E. "Billy" DeVore Jr. said he has no regrets about his tour of duty with Farm Credit, where he last served as loan officer and assistant vice president.

    "It has been very rewarding," he said, "very fulfilling."

    He is glad to have worked with the company distributed back about $100 million throughout 18 counties in North Florida since 1988, he said.

  • RALEIGH - An elderly Raleigh couple is grateful for a deferred loan, which resulted in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home being built where their house of 46 years once sat.

    Thomas Days, 71, and Delories Days, 70, both said on Nov. 8 they "feel real good" about the 1,104 square-foot house that is finished now. Their former house was in significant disrepair, including a roof that leaked.

  • Amber Hassell and Phillip Cannon announce the birth of their baby girl Ashlyn LaShay Cannon, born June 23, 2007.

    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Missy Hassell of Fanning Springs. Paternal grandparents are Shirley Cannon and the late Robert Cannon both of Chiefland.

    Maternal great-grandparents include Bill and Pat Beddow of Chiefland and Luther and Judy Hughes of Trenton.

  • Baylie Doty announces the birth of her brother, Jolan, born Oct.22, 2007 at 6:13 p.m. and weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

    The two are the children of Gabe and Angel Doty of Cedar Key. Grandparents are Angie Doty, Joyce Goss, Neil Doty and Dan Goss. Great-grandmother is Edith Goss.

  • T.J. and Lynn Miller of Chiefland announce the birth of a daughter Olivia Lynn, born at 4:16 p.m. Oct. 11, 2007 at North Florida Hospital in Gainesville.

    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Jennifer Williams of Old Town and Anthony Miller of Trenton.

    Paternal great-grandparents are Sharon Asbell of Old Town and Virginia Chauncey of Trenton.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Kay Kidd of Chiefland.

    Maternal great-grandmother is Lena Kidd of Chiefland.

  • Erwin Poole of Chiefland and Gladys Poole of Georgia announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Magen Poole to Cody Carter, son of Eugene Carter III and Lavonia Carter, both of Chiefland.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Arlene Poole and the late Ed Poole and also Bonnie Kirkland and the late George Kirkland.

    The future groom is the grandson of Irene Harden and the late Lloyd Harden and also Eugene and Dorothy Carter.

    The wedding will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at four o?clock in the afternoon at the home of the future groom?s mother.