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  • 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).

  • Today

    Sign unveiling

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce, of Inglis and Yankeetown, will dedicate its new and improved welcome sign today at 11 a.m.

    The location is just north of the Food Ranch parking lot, on U.S. 19.

    Friday

    Remember departed loved ones

    The annual “Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance . . . To Honor the Memory  of our Loved Ones” will be on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services at 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

  • By Ranger Andrew Moody

    Special to the Citizen

    It was sometime back around 1995 or '96 when a young, local girl eagerly waited with anticipation for the Manatee Springs state park treasure hunt to begin.

    "Little Jo" had come to the park to join in the search for the lost pirate treasure and to witness the excitement of the parents and crowds, who would be cheering on their children from the nearby waterfront walkways and the park's shoreline kiddie beach area.

  • Patrick Smith's "A Land Remembered" is, arguably, a novel all Floridians should have read at some time in their lives.
    The book chronicles the lives of the MacIveys, a pioneering Florida family, just before the Civil War.
    Smith died earlier in the year, but his son, Rick, continues to lecture on the importance of the writings and life of his father.

  • SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2015 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.

    Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • The church at Mae Pae, Thailand, which is sponsored by the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland is growing, doing well and getting stronger.

    The congregation at LWC thanks all who have prayed and are praying for its success.

    Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming. 

  •    Pastor Datha Thomas will be the guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Datha, who is the Pastor of The Seed Church in Savannah, Ga., and the District Director for ICFM (International Convention of Faith Ministries), is tiny in stature, but mighty in faith.

    She always delivers a powerful message that will stir your faith. A nursery and children’s classes are also provided. Call 493-1554 for more information.

  • Church yard sale in Bronson

       The Bronson United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. It will be located at the corner of U.S. 27A and S.R. 24 in Bronson at the traffic light. There will be lots of great items for sale.  Spaces can be reserved to set up for $10 each. Proceeds from space sales will go to church missions.  

       Please call Peggy at 352-316-3817 to reserve a spot or for more information.

    St. Alban's Episcopal yard sale

  • The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House- N.E. 140th Ave., Williston.  

  • The Levy County celebration of Veterans Day moves to Inglis this year and the Veterans Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at Yankeetown School and proceeding along County bRoad 40 east to the Inglis Community Center.

    There will be a decorate your tailgate contest and a post parade ceremony in honor of all veterans that will include music and a free lunch.

    The event is being hosted by the Town of Inglis. For more information r to register for the parade email dslatteryngliswaterclerk@gmail.com or Ruth at 352-447-0236.

  • Friday

    Tri-County Cruisers

    The Tri-County Cruisers meet to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

    Post family night

    (4th Friday of the month)

  • The U.S.S. Pueblo was masquerading as a scientific research vessel off the coast of North Korea when enemy forces determined the ship was of interest, sending a small fleet of boats to corral its crew of 81 officers and enlisted men.

    That was 1968, and the enemy had good reason to be suspicious. The Pueblo was a U.S. Navy surveillance ship, loaded down with the most high-tech spy equipment of the day, as well as a good deal of intelligence.

  • The 2014 Bronson Middle High School Homecoming King Jason Ranalli and Queen Emma Harvey were crowned during halftime on Friday, Oct. 3.

    The Bronson Eagles defeated the Bell Bulldogs 36 - 16 in the football game. 

    With over 700 in attendance, the night began with a light steady rain but as evening wore on the rain let up just in time for the halftime festivities.  Announcers John Meeks and Cameron Asbell held the attention of the fans with the play by play of the game.  

  • The 2014 Chiefland Middle High School King is Alphonso Timmons and the Queen is Kasidy Leann Shultz. The Prince is David Hallman and the Princess of Becca Thomas.

    The Little Homecoming King and Queen were Cooper Swain and Lacee Stalvey. Cooper is the son of Mark and Stacy Swain, and Lacee is the daughter of Harland and C’dell Stalvey. 

  • By Karen Sloat

    Correspondent

    The Suwannee Valley Players outdid themselves with an emotional adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" this weekend at the Chief Theare.

    The story is of two migrant field hands, the average-looking yet smart George and the strong but mentally challenged Lennie who both find work on a California farm during The Great Depression.

    In addition to the strong lead role of George, played by the seasoned actor Terry Wines, three young actors stood out.

  • By Brad Buck

    bradbuck@ufl.edu

    A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.

    Scientists must eliminate peanut allergens below a certain threshold for patients to be safe, said Wade Yang, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and member of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

  • By Pastor Terry Wines

    The Sunday after the Tsunami that devastated the Philippines in 2004, I shared with my congregation how we could help through our denominational relief organization (UMCOR). That morning there happened to be other financial requests in the bulletin. This prompted one person to complain out loud during announcements that “the church is always in my pocket!”

  • Fall Bazaar at Good Shepherd

       It is almost time for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's annual Fall Bazaar, Yard and Bake Sale, scheduled Oct. 3-4.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be lots of yard sale items and, of course, our bake sale with lots of homemade cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, etc. We will also have hotdogs and chili for sale for lunch.

    Fall Revival at Full Gospel

  • "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.

    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater
    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.
    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.