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  • 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. 

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a great day with twelve Red Hat Ladies from Gainesville out for a visit and lunch with us.  Four ladies from Gulf Hammock were also over for a visit, lunch and to enjoy the porch with humming birds also visiting.

  •    Nancy Reissner, acting director of the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration in Gainesville, awarded Dorothy J. Caldwell a certificate of appreciation. She has served 28 years and 26,000 hours to the hospitalized veterans at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, in Gainesville, through their voluntary service program.

  • Donations to Haven Hospice Attic trailer supports services 
       Spring cleaning is a good time for making a donation of unwanted or unneeded clothing and household items to the Haven Hospice Attic donation trailer at Scoggins Chevrolet Buick, 1424 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

  •    On Saturday, April 16, the City of Fanning Springs hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. There was an excellent turnout and there were many happy youngsters in attendance. Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers, Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Allannah Sebra and Dustin Bennett were the winners of the bicycles that were prizes of the hunt.  Alex Moore and Savannah Emrich won stuffed bunnies.  Joann Hayes and Kenadee Langford won Easter baskets.  There were additional prizes awarded to other recipients.

  • He’s a governor in training and he’s wasting no time learning the ins and outs of his new position 18 months before he takes office.

  • He may not be your typical musician–he holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business–but Ocala’s Shane Wooten loves what he does and is working to promote not only himself–but his love of Florida, music and his causes.
    The up-and-coming country musician is one of the scheduled headliners at this year’s Levy County Fair–slated to perform April 9.
    The Shane Wooten Band performed at last year’s July 3 celebration and the experience left him wanting more.

  •  The Suwannee Valley Players production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical within a comedy, has added a Sunday matinee performance in its final weekend at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue.         

  • By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 17 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  What a busy day we had. The nine-patch square was taken out and is now ready to be hemmed.  A Dresden Plate quilt was put in and quilting will be started next week.  A Log Cabin quilt will also be put in next week and that will give us more places for quilters to sit and help.

  • Members of Chiefland Boy Scouts of America Troop 514 demonstrated the folding of the American flag at Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland, on Feb. 21, as part of the Lodge's  program on Americanism.