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  • The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.  The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county's 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Elsie Osborne, 2 1/2 years old, of Chiefland, tells Santa Clam what she wants for Christmas during the holiday celebration on Dec. 17 in Cedar Key. Santa Clam, who wears overalls and clammers' white boots, arrives by boat every year to hear children's wish lists and deliver gifts. Osborne is the daughter of Laura and Michael Osborne.

  • There may not have been many dove bagged at the Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt in November, but there were lots of bucks bagged on behalf of Haven Hospice — $7,000 in all.  William A. Lapole, left, associate director  of development for Haven, accepts the check from David Renaud, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club on Dec. 15.

  • Jessie McDonald, 9, of Old Town, coordinated her outfit with that of her dog, Tiny Tiger, for the Cedar Key Canine Christmas Celebration. The parade around downtown Cedar Key, which attracted more than 30 dogs and their owners
    and admirers, was held Saturday, Dec. 17.

     

  • Bronson's Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88 has been commended by the Levy County Commission for its projects including a meal for homeless veterans served on Dec. 3 at the HONOR House in Gainesville and a wreath ceremony for Rosemary Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
    Ivan Chubb, Veterans Affairs representative, said the Post marshaled an effort to feed the veterans at the one-stop shop for helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.

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  •  It was two days of non-stop action  a few weekends ago when Russell Mania infiltrated Williston’s Horseman’s Park.

  •  Special to the Citizen

  •     The Arts Center has lots to offer in December. All events are open to the public. 

  •  By PAM DARTY

  •  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.