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  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Fellowship is always great each Thursday. We visit with each other, catch up on each others activities, doctor visits, latest projects and vacations. We learn of sick friends that need to be added to the prayer list and are so thankful for everyone who comes to meet each week.
      Greg and six boys were out Tuesday and as we have had rain the grass is green and growing.  The flowers are so pretty and blooming. Thanks Lancaster.

  • Special to the Citizen
    Haven Hospice volunteer Shellie Shelton truly embodies the meaning of care and compassion.
    Shelton drives Haven patient Mary Wardlaw from Bronson to Chiefland and back every month to shop at Walmart. Shelton helps Wardlaw move about the store and pull items from the top shelf, as Wardlaw is unable. Shelton and Wardlaw enjoy the travel time together and have found they have a lot in common. Wardlaw would not be able to do her monthly shopping it if wasn’t for Haven on Wheels.

  • Under a canopy of gray skies Saturday morning, a group of bikers left Williston for Kentucky with the ashes of veteran John Waddy Jr.

  • It will be happy trails for six area equestrians as they gallop to Shawnee, Okla. next week for the International Youth Finals Rodeo.

  •  Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department volunteers were honored for their service at the department’s annual Summer Slam event on the Suwannee River June 11. City officials presented the department with a new basketball hoop. From left, Chris Anderson, Brett Boyce, Mike Mackenzie, Deputy Chief Elania Spain, Roy Spain, Chief Ron McQueen, Quinn Lesher, Steven Edgell and Alisha Decker.

  •      By WINNELLE HORNE

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  •  The Chiefland Lions Club provided free diabetic screenings at the Chiefland Watermelon Festival on June 4th, and was able to screen 49 individuals.  Of these 49 individuals, 14 of them were referred to their doctor for further evaluation.  The youngest person referred to their doctor was 7 years old.

  •  Food distribution in Cross City

  •  Several staff members of Manatee Springs State Park held a workshop for clients at the LARC facility in Otter Creek to close out the LARC in the Park educational trips for the season.  Under the guidance of the park staff, LARC clients and staff visit the park weekly during the cooler months to learn about nature and the environment. Each clients who visits the park receives a junior ranger badge and Florida State Park certificate.

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 16, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  Some quilted and Joye brought in fabric that everyone had a great time looking for material for a future project. We always enjoy all the fabric that comes in because we can plan what our next project will be.
    More quilts are being planned and will soon be put together and quilted. We keep Eleanor busy as she does quilts on her machine. We do only hand quilting here.

  • D&D Studios Inc, had its 6th Annual Spring Dance Recital Friday and Saturday nights at the Chiefland High School auditorium. Each night's performances included dance numbers from Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap and Pom.
    Ages ranged from 3 to 74. The music styles consisted of Christian, Hip-Hop, Broadway, Country and Western and even some Shirley Temple.
    Owner Debbie Dean would like to thank all the students for their hard work and dedication, as well as the community for their continued support.


  •    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services held a memorial "Hope Rising Father's Day Balloon Release" at the Chiefland location on Sunday, June 19. More than 30 people gathered for the memorial service and released balloons to the heavens afterward.
       The company purchased biodegradable balloons and environmentally friendly ribbon for the release.

  • Special to the Citizen
    There are many feelings people experience when dealing with a loss. Grief, sadness, anger and confusion are just a few. However, children, teens and adults all grieve differently, so a different counseling approach is needed.

  •    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.