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  • Nicholas' start in life was not a good one. He was on the lam and living off the land when an accident almost finished him off.

  • Meagan Morgan of Chiefland was crowned the 2014 Florida Watermelon Queen during the recent 46th Annual Florida Watermelon Association Convention held in Tampa.

  • The new year brought more than resolutions for the students of True Path Karate, in Chiefland; there was a belt test and four students were promoted.  After a year of traditional training, just as it’s done in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, three students advanced to green belt ranks.

  • The Levy County Fair Association has announced that the first preliminary competition for the adult Karaoke Contest will take place at The Junction Tavern in Williston on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The Top three winners from each preliminary contest will advance to the Karaoke Finals to be held during the fair on Sunday, April 13, at 5 p.m.

  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.