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  •  U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Petty Officer First Class Ariana Pusey and Seaman Kimberly Vickers, of Manatee Division, attended Academy Day at MacDill Air Force Base. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative from the 11th District of Florida, provided an opportunity for interested high school students to learn about various military academies and ROTC programs. 

  • By TONI COLLINS
    Special to the Citizen

    Levy County Quilt Museum Executive Director, Winnelle Horne, welcomes Elsie Odom of Chiefland and Wilda Pawlak of Fanning Springs to the 28th Annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Quilt Museum.  The members of the Log Cabin Quilters prepared turkeys and guests brought a banquet of sumptuous covered dishes and desserts to share with the 52 guests who came in fellowship and to give thanks.  Some of the luncheon guests had traveled from Wisconsin, Maine, and Virginia.

  • Janet McGuire Hendershot says she was first bitten by the writing bug in high school when she won a prize for an essay on what it means to be American, a theme that would shape much of what she wrote about for the rest of her life.
    Hendershot, a 73-year-old resident of Old Town since 1989, grew up in North Miami in the 1950s. It was a different time in America, she says.
    “You didn’t lock your house up, and you could go anywhere on a bus. It was safe back in those days.”

  • By TONI COLLINS
    Levy historian

    North Key, the westernmost island of the collection of islands known as “the  Cedar Keys,” was reserved for government use in 1840 at the urging of General Zachary Taylor.
     Several years later, several citizens of Madison County urged the government to establish a Commercial Depot on the key for the purpose of shipping out products coming off the Suwannee River.  Their appeals were ignored.

  • JEFF BRYAN
    Riverland News
    The repoire breaks the silence of a crisp fall morning.
    The smell of gun powder wafts through the air.
    Light chatter abounds, so not to break the concentration of the shooters.
    That's how it goes at Robinson Ranch Trap and Skeet Club in Inglis, nestled off of State Road 40, 1 mile west of Dunnellon.
    The facility features trap, skeet, five-stand and Fitask shooting.

  • By JEFF BRYAN
    Riverland News

    The repoire breaks the silence of a crisp fall morning.
    The smell of gun powder wafts through the air.
    Light chatter abounds, so not to break the concentration of the shooters.
    That's how it goes at Robinson Ranch Trap and Skeet Club in Inglis, nestled off of State Road 40, 1 mile west of Dunnellon.
    The facility features trap, skeet, five-stand and Fitask shooting.

  • The Friends Book Store at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, will have a Thanksgiving Half-Price Book Sale from Nov. 12 through Nov. 22. It's a storewide sale that includes thousands of books of all categories. The book store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the library.
     

  • To celebrate the living history of this beautiful first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs State Park, with the help of the park’s Citizens Support Organization-The Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc, present Clay Landing Days on Nov. 25-26. The event features rides through the north trail system, where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians.

  •  Muriel Ellison, past president and current member of the Chiefland Home and Community Education Club, continued her club’s tradition of supporting the Suwannee Valley Players with a contribution recently. Accepting the check on behalf of the Players was member Kassie Barron, left.

  • Cedar Key Teens of the 60s reunion is Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Island Room Restaurant, located next to City Park. Cost: $25 per person, includes food  and beer.

  •      The Moose Club’s annual Halloween party for the children of the community was a great success. There were more than 50 children who showed up for fun, food and games held at the club's meeting hall—a safe afternoon to show off costumes and scary faces. All won prizes.

       The men and women of the Moose Club worked hard to transform the hall into a big spook house. The children enjoyed it and said they were looking forward to next year's event.

     

  •    Mary Ann Hamm, of Daytona, and Fred Wynans, of Cedar Key, announce the engagement of their daughter Marcia Lynn Wynans to Robert J. Bend Jr., son of Cynthia and Robert J. Bend Sr. of Fanning Springs. 

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct 27, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  What a busy day we had.   

    Many of the Bible Squares have been completed so we can begin to see how lovely the quilt will be.    The Log Cabin Quilt that will be going to the State Fair in February was taken out of the frame for hemming to be done.  It took months for us to complete and is one of the many variations of the Log Cabin design.

  • Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rebel Post 5625 lead Chiefland High School's Homecoming Parade down U.S. Highway 19 on Oct. 27.

  • By Army Staff Sgt. Paul Evans
    77th Sustainment Brigade
    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq—The Saunders brothers have plenty in common — they’re twins and they’re both Kentucky National Guard soldiers serving together in Iraq.

  • County parade in
    Bronson this year
    Levy County's official  parade to honor military veterans comes with a bonus this year. Because Bronson High School's Homecoming is on Friday, Nov. 11, the students will be joining the county's official salute.
    The combined parade will roll at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, from the intersection of Pine Street and U.S. 27A, at the U.S. Post Office with at least 40 floats and units from veterans' organizations and the usual number from the high school, including the Marching Eagles band.

  • Lt. Sean Mullins said it was sometime in 2006 when, as a member of the Community Relations Division for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, he was asked to come and speak to clients of the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens about matters of law, the types of things all people, as members of society, should be familiar with.

    “I had no idea what to expect,” Mullins said. “I gave a little speech, and they really appreciated it … I truly fell in love with them.”

  •    Nature Coast Hospice and SREC of Dixie County both were presented $100 checks from the Chiefland HCE (Home and Community Educators). The money was given to the two organizations to be used for services that they provide to their clients. The goal of the HCE is to strenghten individuals, families and communities through education, leadership and action.

  •    Jacob Thomas Lee was born to David and Christi Lee, of Tallahassee on Aug. 1, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds,1 ounce and was 19 and a half inches long.
       Jacob is the grandson of Howard and Carol Marsh, of Chiefland; Donna and the late Walter Tooke, of Bell; the late Mr. and Mrs. Watson, of Trenton; and Margie and the late Seth Tooke, also of Trenton.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct 13, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our Bible Quilt is getting off to a great start. We have had 11 squares completed so far and we’ll need another 30 or more before we can start to assemble the quilt. If we have more squares than we need for the quilt, we’ll make pillows with those squares. The quilt will be very colorful with the bright colors that are being used.
    We still have many craft magazines and if you need any, they are free. We have so much donated to us and we enjoy sharing with others.