•  Ted Parada, in front, and other members of the Tri-County Cruisers show off their cars Dec. 20 in the Taco Bell parking lot in Chiefland.

    Bob Bair (not pictured), on behalf of the Tri-County Cruisers club, said the group hopes to make some changes to become more prominent in the community in 2014. These changes will include efforts to help the needy and assist local food banks.

  • Christmas showed up a little early for one Chiefland resident this year, and it's likely Santa's sleigh won't come crashing through any weak spots in her roof.

  • Those searching for a meaningful holiday gift should consider choosing one that helps protect Florida’s manatees and sea turtles.

  •  Local artists have contributed items to a show and sale at Cedar Key Arts Center.

    The affordable items will be for sale until December 31. This is a great chance to support your local artists, save money, and get a truly unique item for gift giving.

  • The final showings of "Peter Pan" at the Chief Theatre run Dec. 13-15. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m.

    Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior-youth (through 12th grade)-military. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Suwannee Valley Internet in Chiefland and at Point of View in Fanning Springs.

    Seating may also be reserved through Becky Gill, who can be reached at 352-443-9096.

  • The Relay For Life kickoff meeting was Nov. 19, at The Fanning  Springs  Community  Building.  The event had a great turnout of participants eager to start the fundraising process for the fight against cancer.   

  • The Chiefland Citizen sent its intrepid news guy, Mark Scohier, to Chiefland Elementary School to visit with two pre-kindergarten classes and get them to draw what Thanksgiving and what the meal means to them. 

    Please note that placement of a child's photo in relation to the artwork does not indicate that child did the artwork. 

    We thank Miss Gordon and Miss Quincey for allowing Mark to visit with their students. 

  • • Bronson Community Blood Drive at the Court House, 355 Court Street

  • Walmart in Chiefland has been authorized by its corporate office to help with the Toys for Tots drive, according to toy drive organizer Bryan Chrisp. The drive will consist of three weekends beginning Nov. 29. 

  • Toys for Tots registration events will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Chiefland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 25, in the media center at Bronson Middle/High School from 3 - 7 p.m.

  • Pre-school Storytime

  • Now is the time to sign up for the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival, Parade and the 2nd annual Rudolf 5k Run all happening on Saturday, Dec. 7.

    The vendor application for artists, crafters and informational vendors and the parade application can be found on the Chiefland Citizen website, www.chieflandcitizen.com. The Chamber no longer has any food vendor spaces available. 

    If you are interested in being one of our vendors just print the form and mail with your check or money order as soon as possible. 

  • Musicians entertain the crowd Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Levy County Quilt Museum for the museum’s “Writers on the Porch” event.

    The event which featured more than a dozen local writers.

  • The theme for the 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties will be “Hunting for a Cure,”  chosen by those in attendance at the Relay Round-up meeting on Oct. 17.  We are so excited to see what is ahead for this new relay season knowing the goal is to save lives and create more birthdays.

  • More than 100 motorcycle riders cruised their way through the scenic and rural roads and highways of Levy County Saturday in an effort to raise money for the Levy ARC.

  • Junie Burr, a volunteer and member with First United Methodist Church in Chiefland waits for pumpkin customers Monday afternoon.

    Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, hours vary. Contact the FUMC office at 352-493-4627 for more information.

    Proceeds from the sale will go to support Stop Hunger Now, a meal packaging event March 1.

    The church is also hosting its annual Trunk or Treat event on the evening of Oct. 26. Details are int he Community Calendar.

  • The 4th Annual Kicking Cancer's Butt Poker Run was Saturday, Sept. 28, starting in Chiefland and winding its way through Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties before making its final stop in Cedar Key. 

  • A full house of big hearts at the Third Annual “Hutch” Hutchinson Legacy Poker Run recently raised  $1,500 to  benefit Haven Hospice patients and families in the Tri-County area.

  • By Kassie Barron

  • Karon Johnson’s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room, and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.