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  • The Chiefland FFA Alumni are sponsoring a rodeo on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at 8 p.m. at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch, 12570 N.W. 50th Ave., Chiefland.

  • Two experienced and entertaining storytellers – Bob Patterson and Kaye Byrnes – will join the great artists, heart stickers, food and fun at this weekend's Cedar Key arts festival. 

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  • If you chew you run the risk of ending up like Floridian Rick Bender who lost a third of his face to cancer caused by chewing tobacco. Smokeless tobacco, like chew or dip, can cause oral cancers, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, heart disease, stroke, reproductive health issues and addiction.

  • The Chiefland Community Center and Suwannee River Sweets are inviting everyone to their joint event, Coffee Shop Night on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chiefland Woman's Club.

    There will be coffee drinks, sweet treats, board games, and live music from local musicians.  

    Coffee Shop Night will be held at the Chiefland Woman’s Club on East Park Avenue at U.S. Highway 27A.

  • Luther Curtis, of Archer, and his 5-year-old son, Tajh Williams, enjoy a break from riding horses Saturday during Bronson’s 4th Annual Black Heritage Month Festival.

  •     The Suwannee Valley Players announces the March 1 opening of their spring production of "Little Shop of Horrors", the next production in its 30th season.

  • U.S. Naval League Cadet Izaak Evans, of Chiefland, was selected as the Manatee Division League Cadet of the Year. Throughout the year, cadets are evaluated based on their attendance and performance at drills, grades in school, community service and advancement in the program. 

  • The Robinson Family, owners of Robinson's Seafood, is hosting a fish fry on Monday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 6991 S.W. State Road 24  to benefit the family of John Fredderick “Johnny” Alford, who died in a hunting accident on Jan. 19. 

  •     The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida State Fair Authority are partnering to celebrate 500 years of agriculture at this year's Florida State Fair. The fair officially beings Thursday, Feb. 7, when Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and his fellow Cabinet members will "flip the switch" to illuminate the Midway in Tampa. 

  •  The Cedar Key Arts Center is hosting show of mosaics in its Main Gallery and “Textiles 'Art and Soul' a Retrospective” by Sarah Westenberg  in its Members Art Gallery through Feb. 24. There is no charge to visit the galleries at 457 2nd St., Cedar Key.

  •  Steve Holloway, a member of the Kolomoki Society of artifact and fossil collectors, of Milton, demonstrates his flint napping abilities Saturday for a crowd at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center attending the 4th Annual Kolomoki Society Chiefland Fossil and Artifact Show.

    The event drew about 350 people, according to organizer Andrew Davis. Davis said the day went off without a hitch, and the society plans to do it again next year.

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  • The Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host National Stars-n-Parks Programs Feb. 4-8 as part of Cedar Key's Annual Stargazing Party. 

  • Seven young and determined faces in Christy Jones’ elementary class sat and stared hard at the tasks set before them, eager to bring to life the creations of their still-developing minds.

  •  Chris Nickolas knows the importance of planning and setting goals. But he also knows that to make it through adversity one has to take things day to day, moment by moment, step by step.

  • Jahvel Blair, 11, a fifth grade student at Chiefland Elementary School, said he did not start out wanting to win his school's spelling bee. But he did. 

  • The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve present a program on oysters on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve.