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  • The College of Central Florida Musical Theatre Ensemble will present “Godspell” Nov. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

    A pre-performance reception will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Webber Center. The reception is free, and guests may view the Visual Artists’ Society “Best of the Season” art exhibit on display in the adjoining Webber Gallery.

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    Fall Fun Night Friday

       Creekside Christian School at Otter Creek Baptist Church will have its annual Fall Fun Night this Friday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m. There will be a hay ride, bounce house, big slide, jousting, hay maze, cake walk, gold fish and many other booths. Arm Bands are $5. The concession stand will have hot dogs, chili, soup and sweets. There will be a drawing for many prizes donated by local businesses. The address is 171 SW 3rd Street, Otter Creek.

    For more information, call the school at 352-486-2112.

  • By Pastor Terry Wines

    As you sit around your Thanksgiving table and count your blessings consider this:

    • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75 percent of the world’s population.

    • If you have money in the bank, cash in your wallet and spare change sitting in your car’s console … you are among the top 8 percent of the Earth's wealthiest people.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    The First Baptist Church of Chiefland will be hosting a live simulcast called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" Sunday, Nov. 2, from 7-9 p.m. Come hear Nabeel Qureshi tell about his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity.  

    Childcare is available for 5th graders and younger.  A love offering will be taken, but the event is free.

    Vets Day event at Good Shepherd

  •  The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department and the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County will present “Can We Talk? Civil Discourse Among the Faiths” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

  • The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library is gearing up for its fall book sale Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library in Yankeetown, 11 56th St.

    The Friends group is looking for book donations of gently handled hardcover books to add to the sale inventory. You may drop your donations at the library, or call 352-447-4212 for pickup arrangements during regular library hours.

  • The Two Hawk County Circus is this year partnering with the Florida Springs Institute to raise awareness of Florida's aquatic ecosystems.

    The event, which features musical acts, arts and crafts vendors, equestrian performances and the Gainesville Youth Circus, will take place Nov. 22, from 2 - 10 p.m., at the Two Hawk Hammock in Williston — near Devil's Den Spring.

  • The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for seniors -- Seniors Vs. Crime.

    For more information on volunteering, contact LCSO Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-577-4235.

  •    With the temperatures in the mid 40s, motorcyclists gathered in the Bronson Middle High School parking lot Saturday morning to kick off the 10th Annual Ride to Provide, which benefits Levy ARC, through 60 miles of rural Levy County.

    The event is one of two main fundraisers for LARC. This year's event raised $9,000, putting the event's total contributions to the ARC of Levy over $100,000. 

  • For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.

    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.

    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • Imagine it, one long continuous rummage sale on roads from Cedar Key to Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Bell.

    That's a lot of shopping for new and used goods.

    Three Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-County Area are teaming up to hold the 1st annual River Rummage Sale, a continuous rummage sale that runs along the roadways from Cedar Key through Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and ending at the EMS station in Bell on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • By Dr. Brent Stewart

  • By ANSLEY PENTZ

    Contributing writer

    Considering the University of Florida's strong stance against tobacco on campus, some students there are questioning why "big tobacco" was invited to speak Sept. 22.

  • Fall festival at Resurrection

       Resurrection Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, from 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the general public and will feature a bounce house, fishing pond, paint ball booth and cake walk. We invite you to bring your favorite chili to enter into our Chili Cookoff, too.  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

    The church is located between Chiefland and Bronson, just 2 miles off of Hwy 27 on 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road).

  • Chiefland

    • Trick or treat in the city is Saturday, Oct. 25, from  6 to 9 p.m.

    • The Chiefland Area Athletic Association needs your help.

    The organization is getting ready to host its 20th annual Halloween Carnival Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Strickland Park.

    The City of Chiefland, the police department and C.A.A.A. work together on this to give the public a safe and secure means of celebrating Halloween, but the event is in need of funds, door prize donations and volunteers willing to run booths.

  • Chiefland Rotary Club members, from left, Oz Barker, Skipper Henderson and David Renaud  check out a Baretta 12-gauge valued at $1,100 that the club is raffling as part of its annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and are available from any Chiefland Rotary Club member.

    The gun was donated by Chiefland Pawn and Gun and is on display at their shop. Tickets are also available at the shop on U.S. Highway 19 in North Chiefland. 

  • The ARC of Levy is seeking gospel singers for a fund-raising Gospel Sing on Saturday, Nov. 8 event at the Tommy Usher/Pineland Center n Chiefland. 

    Anyone who has a voice and wants an audience to hear their songful message is asked to call 352-486-4294 to sign up for one or two songs to perform. The Gospel Sing will be from 7-11 p.m.

  • The Lighthouse Word Church Hot Dog Wagon will be handing out hot dogs and a message from God on Saturday, Oct. 18, across the street from the Gas Mart at the intersection of County Road 345 and U.S. 19 in Chiefland.

    The public is invited to come by for a free hot dog, a beverage and a ticket to enter in the giveaways.

  • Fall festival at Resurrection

       Resurrection Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25,

    From 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the general public and will feature a bounce house, fishing pond, paint ball booth and cake walk. We invite you to bring your favorite chili to enter into our Chili Cookoff, too. 

    Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

    The church is located between Chiefland and Bronson, just 2 miles off

    of Hwy 27 on 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road).