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  • Friday

    Chiefland Library

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library are having a Meet and Greet at the library, 104 N.E. Third St. This casual get-together is at 7 p.m. Members and invited guests can socialize, have fun and learn about future programs slated for the library this year. The public is invited to attend.

    Saturday

    Levy Fair holds Poker Run

  • In the Jim Sensbach Memorial Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 stands a single round table. It’s a symbol of unending concern on the part of mothers who couldn’t sleep at night and fathers who had to act strong when they sent their children to war.

    It’s draped with a white tablecloth to remind Americans of the purity of the soldier’s intent.

    Empty chairs await the soldiers’ return, and slices of lemon on plates hint at the bitterness suffered by those gone missing or taken prisoner.

  • About eight months ago, 45-year-old Polly “P.J.” Jensen noticed a lump under her left arm.

    She was unable to afford health insurance and ineligible for Medicaid.  

    “So I kind of set it aside at the time – something I should have never done,” P.J. said. “Something every women should never do.”

    After a while, the mild discomfort became painful tenderness. “It got to the point that I couldn’t wear anything tight around that area.”

    She finally went to the doctor early this month.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park, along with The Friends of Manatee/Fanning Springs Parks, Inc. will host the Suwannee River clean-up effort in support of the 16th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

  • Nearly 150 motorcycles turned out for this year’s Ride to Provide through 60 scenic miles of Levy County. The Ride benefits the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, a Work Activity and Training Center located in Otter Creek.

    The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for LARC, and this year brought in approximately $11,500, topping 2008’s success of $10,000.

  • By Winnelle Horne

    Director, Quilt Museum

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We are starting to put things outside for a yard sale. We have so much that has been brought in and we do need the space, as we will soon be getting ready for the Quilt Show.  Also it is almost time to be thinking about the State Fair and if you have anything that you want to be put it, we will soon be ready to do the applications.

  • Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lawrence A. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Patricia Richerson of S.E. 141st Ave., Morriston, and brother of Leo Mayo of Fountain St., Springfield, Mass.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Pvt. 1st Class Joshua James Randolph has successfully completed U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Graduation ceremonies were held Friday, Aug. 21 at Fort Jackson.

    Randolph is serving in the U.S. Army as a member of the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 4th Platoon, and is in Fox Trot Company.

  • Through Saturday

    LARC sale

    The LARC Thrift Store at 515 S. Main St., Chiefland is having a $2.50 bag sale this week. If you have any question please contact Betty Walker at (352) 486-4293.

    Saturday

    Williston Friends hold book sale

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first book fair of the fall from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Hall Community Center,  at the south end of Williston City Hall. There will be a huge number of books and magazines.

  • The Humane Society of Levy County has received many requests for dogs and cats over the years, but a recent call from St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park was a first.

    The college was looking for 19 dogs and cats to be entered in the college’s Veterinary Technician program.  

    “What are you going to do to these animals?” Arnette Garrison, the Society's Animal Rescue Liaison,  asked school officials.

  • It has been a couple of hot, sweaty Saturdays, but the employees of Waste Pro in Chiefland know they have helped folks who were in a fix.

    Mostly, it's folks who have found themselves with a lot of stuff on their property.

    As a community service, the crews at Waste Pro have been choosing one project every three months and helping folks mired in stuff clean up their property.

  • Thursday

    Law Day banquet honors  officers

    The Chiefland Woman's Club will be hosting its annual Law Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland Elementary Cafeteria.

    The banquet honors the area's outstanding law enforcement, corrections and wildlife officers, and fire and emergency medical service personnel.

    Cedar Key Community blood drive

  • It was the last day of the month.  Taking my desk calendar and reviewing the appointments filled, the projects accomplished, and the obligations met, I tore it from the pad, rolled it up into a wad and threw it into the wastebasket. 

  • Mercy Mountain Boys Perform

    The Mercy Mountain Boys will perform at New Hope Family Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located 1 mile West of Gilchrist Building Supply in Bell on County Road 236. There will be food and fellowship afterward. Contact Mitchell at (352) 463-7080.

    St. John's Missionary Baptist Men’s Day

    Robert "Bob" Williams will the speaker that the Annual Men's Day Program at St. John Missionary Baptist Church were Donnell Sanders is the pastor.

  • Special to the Citizen

    On August 30, the Bronson Church of God turned the eleven o’clock church service over to “God’s Little Army”. The children, ages ranging from diapers to teens, greeted guests at the door as they entered, handed them a church bulletin, made the church announcements, acted as Deacons, held worship service and interacted with the Pastor and congregation for the message.

  • • Williston Church of Christ honors ladies

    Williston Church of Christ will host Ladies Day on October 3rd with the theme “Walk With Jesus Daily.” Guest speakers are Amber Bradley and Kim Smith. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.    Please reserve your seat by September 28 by calling June Burks (352) 528-2230 or Janet Warren (352)528-4228.

    • Gospel Concert at Bronson COG    

  • More than 40 participants from the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Work Activity Center located in Otter Creek visited the Cedar Key Community Center last Thursday for a luncheon, informational presentations by local officials and a dance.

    “Mrs. Thelma McCain made us a fish dinner, grits, coleslaw, hush puppies and cake,” said Trainer Kathy Eschbach. McCain’s son Harold is a LARC participant. “Mrs. McCain fed everybody – anyone who walked through the front door,” Eschbach said.

  • Levy Dwain Justice, 65, of Williston, died on August 6. He was born on February 14, 1944, in Jacksonville, to Audi and Norell Justice.

    He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as a metrologist for a nuclear power plant. He was of the Baptist faith. He moved to Williston 10 years ago from Pennsville, N.J.

    He was an amateur ham operator, call K4VSJ, from 1958 to current. He enjoyed doing amateur radio he enjoyed spelunking in high school and was known for running a 4.26 mile in 1961 at Duncan U. Fletcher High School in Neptune.

  • The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, August 20 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   

    What a wonderful day we had with six members from the Joyful Heart Quilters near Branford.  We started there in 1991 in a small building and now they meet in the Fire Department where they have more room and are also meeting every week.  We also help them when we take quilts and crafts to the fair in Tampa.

    More fabric has been brought in and we hope we can get rid of it.