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Bank slates pie contest
Published Dec. 12, 2018 at 8:18 a.m.
     INGLIS --
Drummond Community Bank has scheduled a pie contest.
     The contest will be Monday (Dec. 17) at the Inglis branch lobby 345 Levy County Road 40 West.
      Customers and the visiting public will be the judges There are first, second and third places. Desserts accompanied by their recipes must be present by 9 a.m. on Monday
     Call 352-447-4242 for more information.

 

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State Rep. Chuck Clemons
announces Dixie County
Legislative Delegation meeting

Published Dec. 14, 2018 at 2:38 p.m.
     CROSS CITY —
The Dixie County Legislative Delegation will be holding its annual public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 1 p.m.
     The meeting will be held in the Dixie County Commission Chamber located in the County Courthouse at 214 NE Highway 351 in Cross City.
     The legislative delegation includes State Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) and State Rep. Charles “Chuck” Clemons (R-Newberry).
     The delegation hearing is intended to afford local residents and officials an opportunity to request legislation or state funding and express opinions on issues to be considered by the state legislature during the 2019 Regular Session. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in session on March 5, 2019 in Tallahassee. This hearing is open to the public.
     To be placed on the agenda to address the Dixie County Legislative Delegation, please contact Robin Steele at (robin.steele@myfloridahouse.gov) or 352-313-6542 in Rep. Clemons’ office by Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. All materials or handouts for this meeting must be sent to Steele in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.
     In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Chapter 286.26 Florida Statutes, persons in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting, including agendas, interpreters or assisted listening devices shall contact Rep. Clemons’ office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting so accommodations can be satisfied.
     The Dixie County Legislative Delegation meeting is open to the public. One or more county and-or city commissioners may be in attendance.


State Rep. Chuck Clemons
announces Gilchrist County
Legislative Delegation meeting

Published Dec. 14, 2018 at 2:28 p.m.
     TRENTON —
The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation will be holding its annual public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 4 p.m.
     The meeting will be held in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility located at 210 S. Main Street in Trenton.
     The legislative delegation includes State Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) and State Rep. Charles “Chuck” Clemons (R-Newberry).
     The delegation hearing is intended to afford local residents and officials an opportunity to request legislation or state funding and express opinions on issues to be considered by the state legislature during the 2019 Regular Session. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in session on March 5, 2019 in Tallahassee. This hearing is open to the public.
     To be placed on the agenda to address the Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation, please contact Robin Steele at (robin.steele@myfloridahouse.gov) or 352-313-6542 in Rep. Clemons’ office by Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. All materials or handouts for this meeting must be sent to Steele in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.
     In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Chapter 286.26 Florida Statutes, persons in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting, including agendas, interpreters or assisted listening devices shall contact Rep. Clemons’ office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting so accommodations can be satisfied.
     The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation meeting is open to the public. One or more county and-or city commissioners may be in attendance.


 

First Frost 2018
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The first frost of the 2018 frosty season in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties is captured in photos Thursday morning (Dec. 6) here (and elsewhere, although these are published here). The first photo (above) is looking south from the deck of The Ink Pad in the unrecorded subdivision known as Jemlands in Levy County. The satellite dish in the picture accepts transmissions for Direct TV viewing. It is one of three antennas on The Ink Pad property with the other two being for other uses. Even at their highest elevation, no antenna is more than 100 feet above the ground.



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This is the Sun seen rising in the east as the warmth from its rays prepares to start melting the frost on a hayfield somewhere in the Tri-County Area. The owners of the properties filmed all have provided ongoing permission for photos and videos by HardisonInk.com at these locations.

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Here is some hay covered with light frost moments before it turned to water in the Tri-County Area on Thursday morning.



This is a long view of hayfields covered in frost.

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Needles the Community Cat of Jemlands (bottom center of photo) approaches a camera to express his opinions. Very few humans are close enough to listen to this cat, but he does like to speak. He is a speaker of a language other than English. His language is known by some as Cat. Simply noted, ‘Meow’ is the word, however there is a length and tone to the set of meows that may be deciphered to mean ‘feed me’ and ‘pet me.’ The other words humans decide he is expressing beyond those may not be his actual intent, and could be from the humans' own concepts of reality, time and space.

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Needles the Community Cat of Jemlands (lower left of photo) jumps up on the back deck of The Ink Pad to exhibit bravery when in the company of the man wearing Navy blue pants and a black jacket with a gizmo in his hands.

Photos by Jeff M. Hardison ©
Dec. 6, 2018 at 11:18 a.m.
All Rights Reserved

 
Signs Of The Time
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First United Methodist Church of Chiefland's United Methodist Men (UMM) have once again put up the community Christmas Cards that are sponsored by individuals, companies and organizations.

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Two of the UMM members who were especially busy digging and planting the cards this year were Gene Pollock and Bill Dosreis. This is one of the fundraisers that create revenue for the UMM to complete missions that help people. These are visible on the grass next to U.S. Alt. 27 in the 700 Northeast block of Chiefland.

Photos by Jeff M. Hardison © Nov. 25, 2018 at 5:18 p.m.

 
 

Fall 2018-spring 2019
Appleton Art class schedule
and registration now available

Published July 19, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.
     OCALA —
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, offers a full schedule of studio art classes and workshops for children and adults.
     Classes for children begin as young as pre-kindergarten with the Museum & Me program, offered one Tuesday a month. This free program is for ages 2-5 and introduces children to the Appleton through a gallery visit, followed by an art-making activity. For ages 7-12, Art Explorations are six-week classes offered after school on Wednesdays, or on Saturdays.
      Subjects vary each session, from clay to drawing to painting. AppleTeens is a series of one-day workshops for ages 12 and up, offered on one Saturday every other month, October-April 1-3 p.m. each with a fun and unique theme. The Half-day Happenings program continues on Marion County Public School early-release days, offering a gallery visit and corresponding art-making activity for all ages. All supplies for children’s classes are included with class fee.
     Family programs include first Saturdays, offered once a month, September-May, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Each month features a different artist-themed art project that is appropriate for children ages 4 and older; accompanying adults are welcome to participate. Free for Appleton members and all children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. As always, the Appleton ARTSpace is open during the museum’s regular visitor hours and features a wide variety of activity stations for all ages.
     For adults, the Art 101 one-day workshop series continues. Offered once a month, these workshops are designed to be fun and successful for the participant, ranging in subject from paper quilling, to glass fusing, to sumi-e painting and more. For those looking for a more in-depth painting class, Vanessa Fuller Brown will teach a series of artist-themed painting workshops — learn to paint Monet’s tulips, Frida Kahlo’s portraits or Van Gogh’s fishing boats. In spring 2019, the Master Class Series will take artists’ skills to the next level. Sue Primeau will teach Watercolor and Tyrus Clutter will teach printmaking and bookmaking.
     Inspired by the exhibition “La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage,” a series of workshops led by visiting artists will be offered, including linoleum printmaking with Martín García Rivera, figurative painting with Pedro Brull and small mobile sculptures with Carmen Rojas.
     The clay studios will be busy from September-May with six sessions of Dig into Clay, offering wheel-throwing and hand-building on Saturdays. New this year, open studio time is available to those who are 16 and older who have previously completed one six-week Dig into Clay session. Also new this year are one- and multi-day clay workshops. In October, Mary Moore will teach a hand-building class focusing on clay gingerbread houses. In November and February, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph will teach two workshops on surface design for clay. In late April and May, she will teach a multi-day workshop focused on Mother’s Day vases.
     All classes and workshops are held at the museum. Complete schedules For All Youth Classes and Workshops, including fees and class descriptions, as well as online registration, are now available at
http://appletonmuseum.org/education/children.html. For questions, or to register by phone, contact Hollis Mutch at mutchh@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.
     Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit
http://www.appletonmuseum.org/

 


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Dec. 14, Friday
     5 p.m. --
The College of Central Florida is scheduled to hold its fall 2018 commencement ceremony at First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 S.E. Maricamp Road. Dr. Cash Pealer will be honored with the CF Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award and student Natascha Kehri will be the graduation speaker. Among the graduates is Allison Potts, 36, who has earned her Associate in Science in Engineering Technology with a Manufacturing Specialization. In July, Potts received a $2,000 scholarship from the National Fluid Power Association to help her achieve her academic and professional goals. She was one of only 13 students to receive the scholarship nationwide. Other students were from Arkansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University and other universities and technical schools around the country. For those unable to attend, the ceremonies will be webcast live at CF.edu/graduation. For more information, call the Ocala Campus at 352-854-2322, ext. 1391 or ext. 1739; Citrus Campus at 352-746-6721; or Levy Campus at 352-658-4077.

Dec. 15, Saturday
     8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. --
Everyone is invited to a drive-through free food distribution and free clothing giveaway event. Held at United Temple International Fellowship, 2351 N.E. 200th Ave., east of the City of Williston, this is a first-come, first-served event. Florida Farm Share will be providing FREE FOOD for families. It is recommended that people check the weather before arrival to be prepared to wait in line comfortably. This will be drive-through distribution. Participants are reminded to please have cleared space in vehicles beforehand.

     Noon -- The Chiefland Farmers Flea Market, 1206 N. Young Blvd. (U.S. 19) in Chiefland, proudly presents  The Wheelchair, Electric Scooters Walkers, & Canes Holiday Parade. All riders MUST decorate their ride (Wheelchairs, Electric Scooters Walker, Cane) and themselves in the Holiday Spirit. Riders NO later than 10:30 a.m. Parade starts at noon. Cash prizes. Riders should register by Dec.8  at Booth 38 in the Chiefland Farmers Flea Market. Can’t come in? Call 352-356-4156 if there is no person answering the phone, please leave a message.

Dec. 18, Tuesday
     10:30 a.m. --
The monthly meeting of the Gilchrist County AARP Chapter #2133 is scheduled to be held in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs Park and Campground, starting at 10:30 a.m. If you are older than 50 years old, then you are welcome to fellowship and freely dine with us for your first visit as our guest. In these meetings, you'll receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, enjoy good fellowship and have a great lunch. Get involved, join this great local organization in community caring and sharing -- and maybe win a door prize. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for local membership information. Health Chair Susan Wells is schedule to be joining us with excellent up-to-date information concerning Senior health choices, and she will check your Vital Signs. Legal Minutes Chair Julie Waldman, Attorney, will brief us on important legal matters concerning seniors. Program Chair Janice Rogers informs us that we will be listening to Dick Grillo from Dowling Park's Advent Christian Village -- who will play and sing Christmas songs and update us on ACV's events. Hospitality Chair, Faye Sheffield enlightens that we will be having our annual Christmas Luncheon at meeting's close. Ham will be furnished by chapter. Please bring your favorite side entree, drinks and/or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to our chapter's awesome hospitality team and cooks. Please remember "Can In Hand" by bringing "non-perishable and/or hygiene" items for local food bank. For more information on agenda call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 352-463-1889.

Dec. 19, Wednesday
     10 a.m. - 6 p.m. --
The Dixie County Rotary Club is having a holiday blood drive with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. This is in the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 16702 S.E. U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City. Donors are entered to win a Christmas ham.  For more information about LifeSouth, visit the website at http://lifesouth.org/.

Jan. 5, Saturday
     2 p.m. --
The next organizational meeting of the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is scheduled to occur at the home of Robbie Blake, 8250 N.E. 61st Place, Bronson. The offices that the Levy County DEC must fill, at a minimum, are Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair,  Chair, State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. The DEC organizers noted the group would like to have at least six Precinct Captains. There can be one male and one female precinct captain in each of the 13 voting precincts in Levy County. For more information about this meeting of the Levy County DEC, please call Brandon Peters at 352-226-5001.

Jan. 16, Wednesday
     1 p.m. -- 
The Dixie County Legislative Delegation is scheduled to conduct its annual public hearing in the Dixie County Commission Chamber located in the County Courthouse at 214 N.E. Highway 351 in Cross City. The Dixie County Legislative Delegation is State Rep. Charles Wesley "Chuck" Clemons Sr. (R-Newberry, Dist. 21) and State Sen. Robert “Rob” Bradley (R-Fleming Island, Dist. 5). The Legislative Delegation will hear testimony from the public on matters of statewide concern. The Legislative Delegation also will consider local bills.
     4 p.m. -- The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation is scheduled to conduct its annual public hearing in the  in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility located at 210 S. Main St. (U.S. Highway 129) in Trenton. The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation is State Rep. Charles Wesley "Chuck" Clemons Sr. (R-Newberry, Dist. 21) and State Sen. Robert “Rob” Bradley (R-Fleming Island, Dist. 5). The Legislative Delegation will hear testimony from the public on matters of statewide concern. The Legislative Delegation also will consider local bills.



 

REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated Sept. 20, 2018 at 8:08 a.m.

EVERY MONDAY

     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
    12 p.m. – The Gilchrist County Rotary Club at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339 (except on federal holidays).

 

FIRST MONDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Williston High School Football Boosters' meeting is in the Williston High School Library. Meetings will continue year-round on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

SECOND MONDAY
     9:30 a.m. --
Williston's AARP Chapter 912 meets in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston. This group meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Monday from September (2015) through May (2016) for coffee and socializing. The meetings start at 10 a.m. After the meeting the club usually has a "pot luck" lunch provided by the club members.

     Noon -- The Dixie Education Foundation meets the second Monday of each month at at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     7 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players meet at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chiefland. The players discuss things that relate to the theater and upcoming shows. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and no acting experience is necessary. For more information, please leave a message by calling 352-493-2787 or email to SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com.

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.

LAST MONDAY
     6-7 p.m. --
The Friends of ForVets Inc., which is the lead organization for the Camp Valor project at Otter Springs Park and Campground, has scheduled meetings at the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 N.E. 11th Ave., in Trenton, on the last Monday of every month, except that there is no monthly meeting in December. For more information, please contact Debbie Destin at 352-215-5476
. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers are needed.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St., Williston.

THIRD TUESDAY
     10 a.m. - Noon --
A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church of Cross City, 16024 S.E. U.S. Highway 19, Cross City. Come join us for help, ideas and to be refreshed. Ideas are always appreciated for ways to help. You've got a tough job! Learn about school choices, stress relief and provide support to each other. Childcare is provided. For more information call Gigi 352-493-9183.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
     11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- The Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site in Williston open to people who are 60 years and older. Seniors will receive a hot, nutritious, balanced meal free of charge. Donations are accepted. It’s in Thompson Hall at St. Banabars Church on 521 N.W. First Ave. (Located 1 block behind old KFC building.) Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Cypress Inn Restaurant, 15568 N.W. U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.

     2 p.m. -- The Clover Squares of Levy County meets in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 213 W. Noble Ave., Williston, if we have at least eight square dancers. During the  summer  please "Reply All" to our email by 9 a.m. on Wednesday to determine if we have enough dancers. To be added to the email list, of if you want to learn to dance, or have any questions call 352-528-3323.
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

FIRST WEDNESDAY
     10- 11 a.m. --
The first Wednesday of each month, interested individuals are invited to enjoy the "coffee club meeting," where Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kathryn Lancaster will discuss current updates on the market and economy in a relaxed, informal setting. This discussion is at the Edward Jones office, 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), in Chiefland. Participants need to reserve a spot at the coffee club meeting by calling the office at 352-493-4948.

SECOND WEDNESDAY
      6:30 p.m. -- Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

THIRD WEDNESDAY
     12 p.m. --
Every third Wednesday, there is a free community light lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 N.E. U.S. Alt. 27 near Williston. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 352-528-2893.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

FIFTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

EVERY THURSDAY
    10:30 a.m. --
Rural food distribution is happening every Thursday at the United Methodist Church on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 about one block north of the traffic light in Old Town. This replaces the former distribution drop station that used to be at McCrabb Baptist Church.
     12 p.m. – Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets at Haven Hospice, in Conference Building, 911 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo has restarted. The games begin at 7 p.m., in the club located at 5 56th St., Yankeetown. Stop in at 5 p.m. and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6 p.m., you can eat before the games start. You don't have to play to eat, we have take out! There are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. For more information call 352-447-2057.
      7 p.m. -- There is Bingo every Thursday at the Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. Sixth Ave. Contact Pamela Vamosi at 352-222-8267 or Deanna Barnard at 352-283-8828 for more information about the Lions Club of Williston.

FIRST THURSDAY
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct an open discussion and luncheon at Melanie's Restaurant 112 E. Noble Ave., in Williston. This meeting is free and open to the public. People who order lunch are responsible for paying their own bills for the food and drinks. This group discusses matters of public importance.
      5:30 p.m. -- The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information contact Lion Donna Maynard at 352-493-1006.
     7 p.m. --  The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone who is interested in bees, or in beekeeping is invited. Beekeepers are ready to answer questions, share ideas and more. You need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352-493-2329.

SECOND THURSDAY
      11 a.m. -- The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library meet each second Thursday of the month at the library, 104 N.E. Third Street, in Chiefland. The Friends support the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library's programs through fundraising projects to augment the library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. Membership is free. For more information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.

     Noon -- The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of each month at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E.  U.S. Highway 19 in Cross City.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
     7 p.m. -- The Levy County Horse Club is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of the month at
The Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland. Arrive earlier for dinner. Are you interested in horses and trailriding? Join us for our monthly social and check us out at http://www.levycountyhorseclub.com/.

THIRD THURSDAY
     7 - 8:30 p.m. --
The Citizens For An Engaged Electorate conduct a business/action meeting at the Williston Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston. This is free and open to the public. This group discusses matters of public importance.

FOURTH THURSDAY
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
 
EVERY FRIDAY

      7:15 a.m. -- The Citrus Business Network (CBN) exists to grow the business and profitability of our members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others' services. Everyone wants to do business with people they know, like and trust. The CBN allows us to develop that kind of relationship, not only with other members, but also with friends and business contacts. We meet Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Twisted Oak Country Club, in Beverly Hills. Breakfast and social time begins at 7:15. We would love to have you visit a meeting and see if CBN is right for you. Questions? Call Peg Weston at 352-586-2343.

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

     6-9 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to join the fun at a family-friendly event in Cross City on the first Friday of the month. This event is a party without drugs or alcohol. Every first Friday, the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition sponsors a family-friendly Friday Night Done Right from in the city park behind the Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City. Everyone is welcome to enjoy for music, games and dancing. The event itself is free, but there are usually concessions for sale by local  youth organizations. For more information, or to host a Friday Night Done Right of your own, please call Debby Sweem 352-210-2601 or visit www.community-together.org/friday.

EVERY THIRD FRIDAY
     6-9 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to join the fun at a family-friendly event in Old Town. This event is a party without drugs or alcohol. Every third Friday, the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition sponsors a family-friendly Friday Night Done Right from at the 1st District Community Center in Old Town (9223 N.E. 349 Highway). This is on Highway 349 about 10 miles north of the light in Old Town. Everyone is welcome to enjoy for music, games and dancing. The event itself is free, but there are usually concessions for sale by local  youth organizations. For more information, or to host a Friday Night Done Right of your own, please call Debby Sweem 352-210-2601 or visit www.community-together.org/friday.


SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), hold a monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church in Chiefland. 
      9:45 a.m. -- C.A.N. (Community Alliance Network) meets at the Living Water Life Center (LWLC) 6491 S.E. 123 Terrace Morriston. We’re meeting to put together resources and ideas for growing, bartering, food storage, alternative energy and other forms of self-sufficiency. Join us to hear speakers from like-minded groups share their visions and help us form ours. We always look forward to meeting new people.
      10 a.m. – First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission every second and fourth Saturday.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Halle each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

THIRD SATURDAY
     5:30 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to a Gospel Sing on the third Saturday of each month at St. Johns United Methodist Church, on the corner of Alachua County Roads 236 and 239, in Alachua. The mailing address is 10708 N.W. County Road 236. There will be a sign at corner of the intersection. Each month, there will also be a fellowship afterward with a covered dish meal.

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able. (There is no UMM in Chiefland in July and August.)
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace, which is held the fourth Saturday of each month, happens in the Food Ranch Plaza, 40 U.S. Highway 19 N., just north of Follow That Dream Parkway (Levy County Road 40). Vendors provide goods, demonstrations and services. There are even free cat adoptions. Vendor spaces and quality yard sale spaces are 10x10 for $10. Civic groups and non-profit groups can have spaces for free. For more information, call 352-302-1771. 

LAST SATURDAY
     1-3 p.m. --
The Care for Caregivers group meets on the last Saturday of each month in the Williston City Hall Community Center, 50 N.W. Main St. in Williston. Williston has support for caregivers and their loved ones who have dementia.

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Rep. Charlie Stone's Office Hours
      LEVY COUNTY -- Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) is scheduled to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chiefland and Cedar Key. This member of the Florida House of Representatives is the leader for constituents in Levy County and western Marion County.
Bronson: 9-11:30 a.m.
 Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building
 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson
Williston: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Williston City Council Chambers
 50 N.W. Main St., Williston
 The state representative is holding office hours in Chiefland and Cedar Key on the last Wednesday every month.
Chiefland: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Chiefland Historic Train Depot
 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland
Cedar Key: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Cedar Key City Council Chambers
 490 Second St., Cedar Key

--UPDATED--
FRIDAY  DEC. 14  3:08 p.m.
Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties


City Of Williston Florida



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