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  • Lighthouse Word Church will be having a New Years Eve Service, tonight (Thursday, Dec. 31), starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m.

    The service will start at 7:30 p.m., beginning with praise and worship, followed by a word for the New Year given by the pastoral staff and Evangelist Billy Mayo, and will conclude with receiving communion. Come and start the New Year in the presence of God. A nursery will be available for the service.

  • Today, Dec. 31

    New Year's Eve

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

  • Chiefland First UMC Advent events

    This December, please join us at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland for the Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.

    For more information, please call 352-493-4627, ext. 1

    St. Albans schedules services

    St. Alban's Episcopal Church will have their Christmas Eve Service, Thursday, Dec. 24 beginning at 10:30 p.m. with a carol sing, followed by a Communion Service at 11 p.m.

    Located 4 miles north of Chiefland on the west side of U.S. Highway 19 and 149th Place.

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    Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver,SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

  • Today, Dec. 24

    Christmas Eve

    Santa’s on his way

    By the time you read this Santa has already started his trip around the world bringing gifts to children. To follow his trip via NORAD’s Santa Tracker, visit www.noradsanta.org

    And get the milk and cookies out early and get into bed early so Santa can stop by.

    For those who no longer believe in Santa, just keep it to yourself.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

  • Ariel Lima has a conversation with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on Saturday evening.

    The festival kicked off with the 5K Rudolph Fun Run first thing in the morning and continued throughout the day with 68 food, fun and handmade craft vendors along with a visit by Santa Claus at the Trailhead Park next to the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.

  • Today, Dec. 10

    Local Mitigation Strategy group to meet

    The Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center at 7911 N.E. 90th St, Bronson. This meeting is open to the public.

  • There will be something for everyone at this year's Chiefland Christmas Festival.

    The Festival kicks off Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. and it promises to keep everyone busy until 8 p.m. with activities centered around the Old Train Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19.

    Whether you are a child, an adult, an athlete, a music lover, a thoughtful Christmas shopper, or carnival foodie, there will be something for everyone this year at the City of Chiefland’s 12th Annual Christmas Festival. Celebrate the magical spirit of Christmas with your community.

  • The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) wants to remind Medicare recipients with an existing Medigap Plan C or F that they can keep their plan.

  • Dixie, Gilchrist & Levy Counties, AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax assistance volunteers.  Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.

  • This is how much food the Williston community donated on Friday, Nov. 20, the first day of the “Stuff the Hummer” food drive.

    On Friday Dec. 4, the  Hummer will be at the Verizon store in Williston from 10 a.m. to noon and at Winn Dixie in Williston from 1 to 4 p.m.

    On Saturday Dec. 5, the Hummer will be at the Pavilion in Heritage Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Police Chief Dennis Strow and his officers and staff say, "Thank you Williston!"

  • Today, Dec. 3

    GED graduation tonight

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will celebrate the latest graduation of students from the Adult Education Program with a diploma ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the center.

    The Levy Center is at 114 Rodgers Boulevard/U.S. Highway 129 at U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

  •    The saying goes “there’s no place like home”, but for some who prefer to spend their winters in a warmer climate, there’s no place quite like a home away from home.

    An influx of northern dwellers makes its way into Levy County and other parts of the state, for some starting around October and staying through April or May. These south bound travelers, who make their way down in search of the warmer temperatures found in Florida, are commonly called snowbirds.

  • It was a Mother's Day not to be forgotten, but not for the happy reasons one may think.

    On Sunday, May 10 of this year, local resident Karen Monahan was preparing to turn off of U.S. Highway 19 towards the Suwannee River Moose Lodge on her motorcycle when she was struck by another vehicle.

    "I can only tell you what everybody's told me because I don't remember," Monahan said. "I don't remember about two and a half weeks of my life."

  • A special resource some may not know about is available to Levy residents who do not have health insurance and can meet certain criteria.

    The Levy County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps has many functions, including staffing the Community Cares Clinic.

    "We're trying to reach out to the residents of Levy County," said Mark Johnson, preparedness coordinator. The clinic has room to assist a few more patients and is always open to new volunteer medical professionals.

  • While the judges were tallying up scores for the Chiefland Elementary School speech contest, two students were asked to give their speeches.

    The winner from each fourth and fifth grade class advanced to the final school competition, but these two had not competed in the final contest. Nevertheless, the teachers had decided their speeches needed to be heard, said Lisa Baxter who coordinated the contest last Friday.

    One speech, by fifth grader Matthew Wilkerson, stood out.

  • So far the Tri-County Outreach has raised about $6,000 by donations from 75 businesses and individuals.

    The proceeds wil go towards food for Thanksgiving and restocking the food pantry shelves at the beginning of the year.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office Deputy Clint Anderson of the Community Relations Division helped personnel from the Levy Learning Academy with a Thanksgiving food drive for needy families.

    Through their efforts they collected enough food for 10 needy families. The Sheriff's Office also thanks Robbie Cooper of Bronson Lube, David Stone Bail Bonds, and Murray Tillis of Tillis Farms for donating the turkeys.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate Amanda Sauder, left along with Executive Assistant Robin McCracken, Detention Bureau Lt. Lisa Brock, and Finance officer Nicole Gore represented the Sheriff's Office in the 5K on Oct. 31 hosted by Another Way in honor of Domestic Violence month.

    Another Way has a shelter in Levy County. 

  • The Suwannee River Baptist Church will be offering free BBQ dinners on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 64 N.E. 718 Street, Old Town across from the new Dollar General. Eat in or carry out.

       They will also deliver to home bound people. Please call 352-210-7476 to give address information.