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  • The Women’s Leadership Committee of the Levy County Farm Bureau will kick off its first Spread the Love Peanut Butter Food Drive on Friday, Feb. 14. The event will coincide with the Florida Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 16-23.

  • UPDATE: 

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni raised $6,100 at its annual chili cook-off and cake auction on Friday, Feb. 14. 

    There were at least 100 cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, snacks and other sweets donated to the event along with a big field of more than a dozen chilis for judges to consider. 

    For more details, pick up a Chiefland Citizen on Wednesday evening on newsracks.

     

    EARLIER STORY:

  •  Through Friday

  • The Williston Atheists will be holding a meetup on Sunday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Melanie's restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave., Williston.

    The meeting is open to interested persons. 

  • Pre-school Storytime

  • The club’s fundraiser will be held Friday, Feb 28. Purchase BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $8. Delivery to your place of business or pick-up available at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland's fellowship hall.  Proceeds go toward helping support CMHS baseball teams. See Lori Barker at the middle school or Cari Wasson at the high school for tickets.

  •  Saturday

  • Some say it can be difficult maintaining balance in today’s world, a place where perspectives on life have become ever more polarizing and where, more and more, ways of living have come into conflict with each other.

  • Temple Beth David, of Spring Hill, announces the “Yad” project.  Yad means hand in Hebrew.  The synagogue is reaching out to lend a hand to individuals and families that do not have access to a synagogue.

  • Ladies Fellowship meeting at Lighthouse Word

  • The United Methodist Church of Chiefland organized a food sampling event Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise money for Stop Hunger Now, an organization aiming to feed the hungry in Haiti and the Phillipines.

    More than a dozen businesses and individuals prepared foods from around the world  for sampling. The items offered included barbecue, egg rolls and pork wontons, a variety of breads, a Phillipine chicken and rice dish, New Orleans red beans and rice, onion soup, Greek salad and much more. 

    There also had a silent and live auction of donated items.

  • Tri-County Marine Corps League Commandant Mike Harrell presents a plaque to 96-year-young WW II Marine John Howell, center.

    Howell paid off the mortgage on the Marine Corps League’s home and property in Old Town. Howell, from Fanning Springs, is a life member of the league, as well as the VFW and American Legion.

    The league meets the third Monday of the month. All former and active Marines are welcome. For more information, call Mike Harrell at 352-542-7204.

  • The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held at the Capital City Bank Board Room at  2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, on Tuesday Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

    The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years.

    Registration is required. To register, call Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year Wednesday, Feb. 5. The honoree will be presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 25.

  • Free Six-Weeks Quit Tobacco classes are being offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Conference Room, 2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, with free materials and nicotine replacement products valued at more than $80. 

  • 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.

  • Today

  • 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 American Cancer Society invites those inspiring individuals in the tri counties who have won the fight against cancer to join a survivor celebration at Relay For Life at 6 p.m., May 2.