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  • The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river and the 2013 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and all the volunteers they can muster Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Dixie Music Center is once again hosting "An Old Town Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. on the outdoor stage at the store. This is a live concert of Christmas music performed by several local musicians and groups. Performers this year include the Gospel Singers and Brotherhood band, the Beamis Family Band, Kerry Gordon, Debbie Wheatley, Faith and Righteousness, the East Coast Band with Al and Patty, Robbie Blake and Bruce Miller, Karen Powers, the Slackers and more.

  •  Friday-Sunday

  • 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. 

  • Manatee Springs State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are hosting the annual Clay Landing Days event Nov. 29 and 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  

  • Friday

  • • 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.

  •  Today

  • In 1993, Franklin Graham, International President of Samaritan’s Purse, adopted Operation Christmas Child.  Since then, more than 94 million shoe boxes have been distributed to children between 2-14 years of age.  In Fiji, last year, a young boy named Ajay sat quietly with his head down and his hands in his lap. One of the workers handing out shoe boxes saw Ajay and went over to help him.  She soon learned that Ajay was almost blind and had recently lost his mother.  As she assisted Ajay in opening his box tears began to come in her eyes.

  • Pre-school Storytime

  • Manatee Springs State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are hosting the annual Clay Landing Days event Nov. 29 and 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  

  • Through Tuesday

  • 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.

  • Mark your calendars for The Withlacoochee Area Residents 5th Annual Turkey Dinner and quarterly meeting, open to the public. Join them Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at the, Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club. The Guest speaker will be Dr. Robert L. Knight, who will make a presentation on "Unintended Consequences: The Interconnected Lower Withlacoochee River System.”

  • Four Rivers Audubon has changed its Nov. 2 bird walk location from Lake City to the Nature and Heritage Tourism Center in White Springs on the corner of Highways 136 and 41.

       The group will meet at 8 a.m. and will head to the Woodpecker Trail in the Big Shoals State Park, which features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida.  All are welcome. Loaner binoculars are available.

       For more details, email Judy Mundee at jmunrswi@comcast.net.

  • Through November 16