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  • For anyone living in Florida, “A Land Remembered,” by the late Patrick Smith, is a must read. The struggles and triumphs of three generations of the MacIvey clan who settled in North Central Florida on the eve of the Civil War will make you laugh and cry. The story traces the struggles and triumphs of Tobias and Emma as they eke out a hardscrabble existence back in a time and place long gone.

  • On the night of June 22, the then 24-year-old Megan Gross of Lakeland collapsed in her home. Initially they believed the cause of the collapse to be a brain tumor until doctors determined that Gross had had a stroke caused by a previously undetected, and rare, birth defect called arteriovenous malformation or AVM. This extra tangle of veins inside her brain burst in the middle of the night setting in motion a life altering event.

  • Toni C. Collins, Levy County historian, will present her reenactment of Catherine Dorgan Hobday, assistant lighthouse keeper of the Cedar Key Lighthouse on Seahorse Key during the 1870’s. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at the A.F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th Street, Yankeetown.

  • The Chiefland Police Department recently donated and wrapped gifts for 40 boys and girls and expressed making next year's donation even bigger.

    From Left, Sgt. Macy, CES Principal Angel Thomas, Chief Robert Douglas, and Lt. Jay Bolton.

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  • Five-year-old Chelby Yarghn and her 9-year-old brother Austin, of Old Town, block the rain with cool umbrellas as they head into Walmart with their family the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 3.

    The weather forecast for Thursday, Jan. 9, also calls for rain, with the temperature reaching 70 and a bit warmer and drier on Friday. 

  •  Ted Parada, in front, and other members of the Tri-County Cruisers show off their cars Dec. 20 in the Taco Bell parking lot in Chiefland.

    Bob Bair (not pictured), on behalf of the Tri-County Cruisers club, said the group hopes to make some changes to become more prominent in the community in 2014. These changes will include efforts to help the needy and assist local food banks.

  • Christmas showed up a little early for one Chiefland resident this year, and it's likely Santa's sleigh won't come crashing through any weak spots in her roof.

  • Those searching for a meaningful holiday gift should consider choosing one that helps protect Florida’s manatees and sea turtles.

  •  Local artists have contributed items to a show and sale at Cedar Key Arts Center.

    The affordable items will be for sale until December 31. This is a great chance to support your local artists, save money, and get a truly unique item for gift giving.

  • The final showings of "Peter Pan" at the Chief Theatre run Dec. 13-15. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m.

    Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior-youth (through 12th grade)-military. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Suwannee Valley Internet in Chiefland and at Point of View in Fanning Springs.

    Seating may also be reserved through Becky Gill, who can be reached at 352-443-9096.

  • The Relay For Life kickoff meeting was Nov. 19, at The Fanning  Springs  Community  Building.  The event had a great turnout of participants eager to start the fundraising process for the fight against cancer.   

  • The Chiefland Citizen sent its intrepid news guy, Mark Scohier, to Chiefland Elementary School to visit with two pre-kindergarten classes and get them to draw what Thanksgiving and what the meal means to them. 

    Please note that placement of a child's photo in relation to the artwork does not indicate that child did the artwork. 

    We thank Miss Gordon and Miss Quincey for allowing Mark to visit with their students. 

  • • Bronson Community Blood Drive at the Court House, 355 Court Street

  • Walmart in Chiefland has been authorized by its corporate office to help with the Toys for Tots drive, according to toy drive organizer Bryan Chrisp. The drive will consist of three weekends beginning Nov. 29. 

  • Toys for Tots registration events will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Chiefland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 25, in the media center at Bronson Middle/High School from 3 - 7 p.m.

  • Pre-school Storytime

  • Now is the time to sign up for the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival, Parade and the 2nd annual Rudolf 5k Run all happening on Saturday, Dec. 7.

    The vendor application for artists, crafters and informational vendors and the parade application can be found on the Chiefland Citizen website, www.chieflandcitizen.com. The Chamber no longer has any food vendor spaces available. 

    If you are interested in being one of our vendors just print the form and mail with your check or money order as soon as possible. 

  • Musicians entertain the crowd Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Levy County Quilt Museum for the museum’s “Writers on the Porch” event.

    The event which featured more than a dozen local writers.

  • The theme for the 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties will be “Hunting for a Cure,”  chosen by those in attendance at the Relay Round-up meeting on Oct. 17.  We are so excited to see what is ahead for this new relay season knowing the goal is to save lives and create more birthdays.