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  • The American Legion Auxiliary No. 383, Old Town, is planning a sock hop dinner/dance on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Post.  

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    By A.B. Sidibe

  •  The Levy County Schools Foundation’s 2012 Beast Feast held on Saturday, Sept. 29, was the most successful ever, according to LCSF Director Angela Johnson. She said more than 300 people turned out for the event to feast on seafood and wild (and some tame) game prepared and donated by 60 community groups, politicians and businesses. A live auction also raised more than $2,000 for the foundation that gives scholarships to students and provides classroom supplies.

    — Story and Photos by Lou Elliott Jones  

  • The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will open its “Scarecrow City” on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. with judging of the freaky creations at noon, followed by an awards ceremony.

    All events take place at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South and are open to the public. 

    Prizes will be given for the most creative scarecrows displayed. Businesses, community groups and individuals will be competing.

    The scarecrows will be on display through Nov. 21.  

  • Dixie Music Center is to observe the 21-year milestone of serving the Tri-County Area with its annual music festival and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event, which has run 11 years in a row, starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at about 5 p.m. The event is free.

  • The public is  invited to a special meet-the-author event with Charles Martin in Cross City on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. at  Ruth Rains Middle School Media Center on the Horseshoe Road.

  • Bronson's Taylor Eckelmann shouts after being announced as the school’s 2012 Homecoming Queen. She was accompanied by her parents, Sam and Kristin Eckelmann. 

  • The Levy County Public Library System has expanded its services with audiobooks and e-books available to download from the library’s website. Since Monday, library card holders have been able to check out and download them anytime, anywhere by visiting our new website at www.levylib.org. 

  • There's a touch of fall in the air so it's a perfect time to take a ride and help families battling cancer. 

  • The group that assembled, there inside the curse-ridden 16th Century stone walls of an Irish manor, froze and stood in terror at the sudden outburst.

    “What’s that terrible cry?” one asked. “It sounds like an animal in a trap.”

    “Not an animal …” replied another. “A banshee.  And we must bait the trap.”

    A few moments later, the cry was heard again. But this time the room erupted in laughter.

  • Tony’s Three-Time World Champion Clam Chowder launched into the food service industry on Friday, Aug 10, at the Florida Food Service annual summer Food Show in St. Augustine.

     Tony’s Chowder is now available in cases of six 51 oz. cans, and is being distributed by Florida Food Service, Inc. and City Line Distributors in New England. 

     Tony’s Chowder fans can also order a case for themselves at www.tonyschowder.com.

  • Shirley Patterson-Taylor may be living on Easy Street, but that doesn't mean life is without its challenges.

    Living alone at 70 and still recovering from a stroke, the Bronson native realized a couple of years ago she might need a little help from the town she knows so well.

    "Bronson is my home. I grew up here, and I appreciate that, because I'm a home-girl, they spent some money on me to make my last days pleasant and peaceful."

  • Volunteers can register for the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, choosing a section on either the Santa Fe or the Suwannee this year.

       Current Problems, Inc., which organizes the cleanup, is hoping for another great turnout for this important event.  

  • Ramona Beauchamp was born and raised in the Chiefland area. She is a wife, mother and grandmother; she has worked in the business world for decades...and Ramona loves to cook! From buttermilk biscuits to her award-winning Red Velvet Cake, she enjoys cooking so much—it is a true labor of love for Ramona’s family and friends.

  • A January report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration claimed 20 percent of U.S. adults experienced a mental illness in 2010 and five percent had a serious mental illness, with the latter corresponding to about 11.4 million adult Americans. The report defined “serious mental illness” using words mirroring those the federal government has used for years to define “disability.” The highest rate of adult mental illness in terms of age was among 18 to 25 year-olds.

  • By Koertni Blackketter

  • Troy Chancey knows there's no place like home.
    After a year of being shot at and interrogating enemy combatants in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old Army specialist admits being back in the relatively slow pace of Chiefland is a little strange. But life in the states is something he looks forward to getting used to again.
    "I wanna' do a lot of the things I missed out on," Chancey said Friday from the home of his grandparents Janice and Buster.