Well runs dry, as does savings

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson says the hottest day in Chiefland is always city election day.
I prefer to think there are three equally hot days: Chiefland High School graduation day, city election day and Watermelon Festival day.
It was no exception this year as I worked at the Citizen booth and stood in the heat for an hour as the annual festival parade rolled by. I was delirious for a shower.
As I left Chiefland at about 1 p.m. I called home. "No shower," the Carnivore said. "Something's wrong with the well."
“There's no water."
I went through the possible problems with him and he had tried them all. His brother would be over soon to check on it. The older brother has more experience living on a well.
After a quick swipe with swimming pool water I took a short nap and awakened to a well service guy in our yard. He was pulling pipe out of the well.
"That's 21 feet," he said of the first section. The second section came out. And it kept coming out of the ground. After a certain point it was showing its corrosion and age.

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