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  • 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.
     

  •    Edward Michaels, facilitator for the A.F. Knotts Friends of the Library Bathroom Project, headed up a team to demolish the former library lavatories in order to upgrade to a handicapped-accessible unisex restroom meeting all state and local codes.
       The bathroom remodeling crew were, from left, Larry Cohan, Michaels, Tommy Sholes, Yankeetown Councilman Chris Fineout, Jean Holbrook, and Yankeetown Councilman Norm Shannahan. The project is funded by the Friends and the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club.

  • The Manatee Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps is seeking youth, ages 13 through 17, and the Navy League Cadet unit is seeking youth, ages 11 through 13, to join.
    The Manatee Division provides a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and gangs. At the same time it helps develop leadership abilities and broaden horizons using hands-on and self-paced training. Members are guided to become mature young adults whether they decide to join the military or not. 

  • Marine Corps Pvt. William Wasson, a graduate of Chiefland High School, gets the once-over from his father Tony Wasson, director of member and consumer services for Central Florida Electric Cooperative, before being introduced at the Chiefland Rotary Club. The younger Wasson is on recruiting duty in the area following basic training.

  •  Special to the Citizen

  •      By WINNELLE HORNE

  • If never being without a hammer is the sign of a good craftsman, then Ken Carpenter lives up to his last name.

  • About 300 people showed up to the first ever Levy County African American Festival Saturday in Bronson.

  •  By  WINNELLE HORNE

  • TraveLynx bus No. 5605 pulled into the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Williston at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. It had already picked up more than half of its 45 passengers in Chiefland. A line of people formed in front of the door while the driver, a man named Rusty Sparks, and Levy County Quilt Museum Director Winnelle Horne stood out front checking off the names of people that had signed up to go the Florida State Fair in Tampa.

  •    Master Gardener class for Nature Coast begins March 17. The classes will be on Thursdays from March 17 until April 28. The location will be  The Levy County Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Blvd. (Hwy. 27) in Bronson.