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Today's News

  • Students of the month

    The Chiefland students of the month were honored at the City Commission meeting on Oct. 12. Commissioner Chris Jones, right, and Vice Mayor Betty Walker, second from left, presented certificates to Danielle “Danna” Cowart, left, and Luke Reidy.

    Cowart, daughter of Kim Cowart is a 5th grade student at Chiefland Elementary School. Reidy, son of Pat and Kamala Reidy is in the 8th grade at Chiefland Middle High School.

    Not pictured is Chase Malloy, son of Lacy Malloy, a 10th grade stuent at Chiefland Middle High School.

  • Baptist mobile dental unit arrives Nov. 9

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of Nov. 9-13 to perform free basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

    A required pre-screening and appointment scheduling will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. You will also need to know your total income for the previous month.

    For more information, call Beverly at 352- 493-1481.

  • Birth: Lamberson

    Donna “Shelly” Smith and Eladio Lamberson Sr., of Bronson, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Urijah Liam Lamberson, on Aug. 4, 2015, at UF Health Shands Hospital. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 21 inches in height.

  • Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers

    The Guardian ad Litem and Guardian Foundation Inc., has announced that Susan Rosenthal of Cedar Key the 8th Judicial Circuit Wide Volunteer of the Year.

    The announcement was made at theVolunteer Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Guardian Foundation Inc. and was held in Gainesville.

    This is the 35th anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Program which relies on their volunteers who advocate for abused and abandoned children involved in the dependency court process. There are 30 GAL volunteers who work in Levy/Gilchrist Counties.

  • Poker Run benefits Haven Hospice

    The recent Hutch Legacy Poker Run raised $2,903 for Haven Hospice in honor of the late William Nelson "Hutch" Hutchinson, who was a Hospice volunteer.

    Pictured left to right are Val Hutchinson, Haven Hospice Administrator Anita Howard, coordinator for the event Brad Groom and Stephanie Brod, Haven event coordinator.

  • 26th Annual Hayride

    The Kountry Kids brought their Fall Festival Hayride to the Chiefland Citizen last week.

    It is the learning center's 26th annual celebration of cooler temperatures and the changes in Chiefland.

    It was certainly perfect timing because the weather is expected to be cool and dry into next week. 

  • THEO program coming to CF

    A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

    The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

    “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.

  • Vets retreat coming to Levy

    A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.

  • Health department offers resources for battle

    The month for reflecting on breast cancer awareness is quickly coming to a close and local health department administration is encouraging those who haven’t gotten a mammogran to get one.

    “It’s really critical women over 50 do get a mammogram. It can save their lives,” Health Department Administrator Barbara Locke said in a telephone interview.

  • Video of Levy County Commission meeting on Oct. 20

    If you want to see the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, please click on this link that will take you to the Chiefland Citizen channel on You Tube. 

     

    There is a link below to the second part of the video, including a question to a commissioner about "buying pot in Mexico" by a reporter who misunderstood what was said by the commissioner. 

    We will have coverage of the meeting in Thursday's issue of the Citizen.