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  •    Eight members and friends of the Florida Paddling Trails Association did a coastal clean-up around Bird Creek Bridge on County Road 40 in Yankeetown on June 18.

  • George Meeks, of Chiefland, gives pointers as his son, Kade, shoots an arrow at a target Friday at the Diamond Sports Park in Gainesville. The Meeks were there for the District 4 softball tourney where the bow-and-arrow display was set up by the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex.

  • Madylyn Christina Baker Johnson was born Monday, May 9, 2011, at North Florida Women's Center, in Gainesville. She joined her big brother, Aydan and her parents, Heather Baker, of Chiefland and Chuck Johnson, of Bronson. Her maternal grandparents are Tim and Erin Baker, of Chiefland.

  • Bill Hammond, right, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club, was presented with a Presidential Citation by Rotary District 6940 Assistant Governor Ed Philman. The citation honors Hammond for his contributions in leading the club this year.

  •    Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 543 gathered at the Trenton Cemetery and Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on May 24, to pay their respect to veterans. Armed with American flags and full hearts, they walked the cemetery placing the a flag on each veterans' grave. The Scouts placed flags on the graves in celebration of Memorial Day.  Scouts then gathered around a memorial cross honoring all veterans and gave the Scout salute in remembrance of all the heroes.

  • From left, Billie Ray Sharp shakes hands with Betty Walker, of LARC. Sharp has donated this table for the purpose of raising funds for LARC. The table, over the next few months, will be on display at Capital City Bank. Tickets to win the table, crafted from cherry and black walnut, can be bought for $5 at the bank.

  • Conservationist Debbie Meeks and former Lower Suwannee Refuge Youth Conservation Corps employee Vance Renaud, picked up litter along the scenic Dixie Mainline between Suwannee and Shired Island last Saturday.   The two covered the 9-mile nature drive and the salt marsh habitat of Salt Creek Point. The wildlife approved.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 26, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a very nice fellowship day. We had lots of new books to look at and finding out how many more need our prayers.
    Next week we are cleaning the Museum of so much we don’t need. The kitchen is full of all kinds of stuff.  We’ll pull it all out and put the duplicates on the north porch and try to get rid of it.  More about that later.

  • Presenting the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Master Gardener volunteer class of 2011: From left, Kathy Beigel, Clark Dyals, Barbara Durden, Barbara Nelson, Jolene Dixon, Jeanne Fields, Linda Headley, James Whiteman, Anthony Drew, Larry Lara, Mandy Offerle, Harry Hutson, Sue Ellen Goodman and Barbara Edmonds. Seated from left, Helen Shipley, Judi Roberts and Kathleen Lowyns. Not pictured: Shirley Whitely, Jim Pointer and Jean Holbrook.

  • Special to the Citizen

    Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming production of "Crimes of the Heart," a comedy/drama by Beth Henley and directed by Andy Kidd.
    Show dates are May 27-29 and June 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Shows are at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

  • Matthew Horne and Jeremy McClelland, two 10th grade students from Chiefland High School felt a little out of place at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in the Panhandle.
    It wouldn't last long.
    Before Sunday they would come out of their cocoons.
    Call it the RYLA effect.

  • The Haven Alliance presented Haven Hospice with a check for $21,140 at their annual membership luncheon on May 5 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
    The Alliance raised the funds through membership dues and the 10th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show. All funds benefit Haven’s unfunded programs and services such as Camp Safe Haven, a day camp for children and teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

  • Special to the Citizen
    When the Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppe marked its first anniversary in Chiefland with a celebration festival. Justin Walton, 11, of Chiefland, took the first step on what could be his road to stardom.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 12, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. More fabric was brought in and also lots of pictures that have been taken through the months.  We have extra photos for those who want them.
    Four ladies came out and had lunch with us. One had a quilt she wanted to have finished.  Lois took the job on.

  • Dr. Bob Trask, Worshipful Master of Brown Masonic Lodge in Chiefland presents a 55-year membership certificate to Brother Duane Wakefield.

  • Drummond Community Bank held its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Usher Park in Chiefland for its customers’ and employees’ families. Children were treated to a day of hunting for candy eggs and other activities as well as a grilled lunch. About 100-150 turned out for the annual event. This is the 19th year the bank has sponsored the event.

  • Linnie Beck and Anne Zubler will be hosting a Garden Party Luncheon for The Suwannee River Garden Club on Saturday, May 21, noon to 4 p.m.
    The event will be held at the home of Anne Zubler.  Club members should bring dishes to share that are in keeping with the theme of a "Garden Party".  We expect to have approximately twenty five attendees.
    A fancy hat contest will be judged by silent vote so everyone should dust off their finest millinery creations.

  • James Brown had to think hard about what he likes about working on the old Shell Pond School.
    “It hasn’t hit me yet. It hasn’t jelled,” the 56-year-old carpenter said, gripping a handsaw and standing in front of a pile of salvaged timber. “That’s a tough question. It’s such a simple structure. What it can become, I guess. That’s what it’s about.”

  • Dr. Bill Martin has seen some mouths that look as if they belong to children living in a Third World country.
    Only he's not looking at teeth belonging to the indigenous Ecuadoreans he has treated on two trips to the mountains of that country.
    These belong to residents of Levy County.

  •   Sadness, anger, confusion — these are some of the feelings people experience when dealing with grief.  However, children, teens and adults do not grieve in the same way, so a different counseling approach is needed.