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  • 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.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We have started our 2012 quilt.  It will be a Bible quilt and it is going to be very interesting when it is put together.
    We also want to tell you about Lancaster Correctional.   We started April 24, 1996, with Jarrod Jones and eight young men.  Through the next four years, we had their help building the museum. Today we have worked with over 4,000 inmates.  

  •    Boy Scouts of America scout Austin Ross needed a project to achieve his next rank. After mulling over a few ideas, he decided upon a flagpole for the yard at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland.
       Several businesses and groups in the area, as well as fellow scouts, helped Austin with the project, which included the construction of a flagpole and a concrete base.
       A commemorative plaque, honoring WWII Merchant Marine Seaman Robert H. Ross (Austin's grandfather), was fastened to the flag's pedestal.

  • Each year, Florida's governor declares the fourth week in October "Florida Forestry Week," to coincide with the Florida Forest Festival in Taylor County
    Forestry is Florida's No. 1agricultural crop, above citrus, and among Florida's 67 counties, Taylor County is No. 1 in forestry, according to the University of Florida.
    More than 20,000 people are expected join in the annual celebration as the festival marks its 56th year on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Forest Capital State Park in Perry.

  • Gray skies and the threat of stormy weather may have contributed to a low turnout at this year's Third Annual Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, but participants, working out of canoes, kayaks and boats, were still able to fill the bottom of a 2-cubic-yard dumpster with trash pulled from the river's muddy banks.
    About 35 people showed up, less than half of the 85 who participated last year.

  •    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, Chiefland, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
       For more information, call call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 29, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had dozens of quilt, knit and crochet magazines brought in so everyone enjoyed looking for future projects.  We still have some left.
     Many people think that all we do is quilt and have good lunches.  This year we gave  our 25th quilt to the Central Florida Electric Company. We met at their building for many years before the museum was built.   

  • After a quick adjustment, and then another, on the piano bench, Amelia Erwin leaned forward to pore over a sheaf of music.
    “No, I don’t think I can play that one,” she said to the visitor, casting the pages aside and rifling through another stack.

  •    Bingo Season Off to a Good Start
       Thursday BINGO at the Yankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club is off to a great start. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for local students and provide The Kind News for 11 class rooms at Yankeetown School. Come early to purchase your BINGO cards and enjoy fresh homemade goodies from the “Thursday Kitchen.” Doors open at 6pm, with BINGO games beginning at 7pm.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 22, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a special day with eight ladies from the Busy Bee of Old Town visiting. They come when they can as they are busy with their projects.   
    They also brought covered dishes so we had plenty of food for lunch. The fellowship and sharing of ideas with our guests made a great day.

  • September is National Sea Cadet month and the Manatee Division  sea cadets were surprised at their last drill with a ride on a Coast Guard boat. Cadet Casey McCain, left, gets instruction from Petty Officer 3rd class Mathew Sonny-Lee Wurges on how to properly deploy equipment.

  • Amelia Erwin will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Oct. 9 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Williston from 3 - 5 p.m. All former students, colleagues, family and friends are invited to the reception.
    Erwin was born Oct. 4, 1911, as one of eight children to William Wofford, a lumber contractor, and Lillie Jane Williams.
    She was raised and attended school in Ellzey, a town named after her family. Her great-grandfather built and founded the Ellzey Methodist Church, of which Erwin was a member. She later graduated from Bronson High School.

  • Toni Collins isn’t shy about her beliefs, especially when it comes to history.
    “I’ve always been distressed that our young people are not learning about the history of this county,” she said Friday from the living room of her Chiefland home.
    Collins, who used to work for the county, was largely responsible for organizing the county’s historical archives and started the county’s historical board.


  • Once a sea cadet goes through two weeks of recruit training and completes their Basic Military Requirements course work they are eligible for a variety of advanced trainings.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept, 15, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had a lot of yarn brought in.  There are lots of colors and sizes and we’re selling it for $1.00 or less.  We have crochet needles also.  The yarn will help make great Christmas presents without spending a lot of money.
    So many people are sick this week.  Our prayers are with Marge Prevatt. Goldie was out Tuesday and is doing just great.

  •    Show off your artistic skills by entering a poster in the Florida Farm Bureau Youth Poster Contest. Each person may enter one poster based on the theme “Back Where I Come From” and agriculture.
       There are three different age divisions for competition: ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 10-12 (all ages as of September 12, 2011).
       Posters will be on display at the Florida Farm Bureau 70th Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2011.

    n Posters can be no larger than 14” x 22” and can’t be matted or framed.

  •    The Suwannee Valley Players announce the opening of the comedy thriller “Murder of Scarecrows” by Pat Cook. Gerald and Cristine Dandridge, played by Andy and Bobbie Kidd, always give a Halloween party for their friends, Anthony and Lydia Murray, (Rob and Jill Hart), Jimmy Starnes (Austin Ross) and Shirley Frohman (Kelci Grant) and Jack Clancy (Greg Mercier) and Clarice Jarrett (Emily Baker).