• Sandra King said she first got interested in large dogs after a series of burglaries at her Chiefland home back in the mid 1980’s. She said she was working at a veterinary clinic at the time, and a co-worker, after hearing about the break-ins, said, “You need an Anatolian.”

  •     Air Force Maj. Gordon R. Taylor, whose wife, Mae, is the daughter of Richard A. and Susan C. Harding of Williston,  is returning to the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, after being deployed to Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.



  •  From left,Jayme Blackwood, Harvey Slayton, Tom Partin and Leo Blackwood grind sugar cane Saturday at the  Suwannee River Shrine Club’s Cane Grinding and Turkey Shoot.

    The event runs through Nov. 26, with the exception of Sunday. Cane juice can be bought for $8 per gallon.  Syrup is $8 per bottle.

    The turkey shoot will be held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.,m. and Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the club is holding a combined craft sale-yard sale-bake sale-raffle the same week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  •  Chiefland High School crowned its new queen Friday night during a halftime Homecoming ceremony. CHS’s new Homecoming Queen, Sarah Megargel, right, is pictured with Homecoming Princess Lyndsie Stalvey.

  •  Manatee Springs State Park, with the help of The Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, will present Clay Landing Days on Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  •  Join the Inglis- Yankeetown Florida Lions for the annual Yankeetown Arts & Seafood Festival on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on Riverside Drive.





  •  The light pouring in from the dome’s rectangular opening made silhouettes out of John Novak and the large telescope he built some years back.


  • U.S. Army Captain Angelique Ledesma presented Acting Commander Richard Bater of AmVets Post 422 in Chiefland with a flag last Wednesday during a ceremony at the post. The flag was flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sept. 1. Capt. Ledesma presented the flag to thank Post 422 for sending toiletries and other needed goods to the troops. The post's Ladies Auxiliary organized the gifts. "Post 422 really appreciates what she's done for this country," Bater said before the ceremony.

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   Everyone enjoyed reading the  quilt books that were brought in,.   More fabric was also brought in.  Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Curuth.   More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  •  By Toni C. Collins

    Director, Levy County Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a very enjoyable day.  It was so good to have Goldie, Ann and Cleo back from their vacation.

  • Before last Friday's Chiefland-Trenton High School football game, cheerleaders held a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. At halftime, the school honored Laura Brookins, a local cancer survivor.

    Also, employees of Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply stand next to sale items meant to increase awareness of breast cancer.  A percentage of the sale of the "pink" items will go to breast cancer research.  The sale will last through the month of October.