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  • At 37, it's bigger, better and more exciting than ever

    By ASHLEY THORNTON
    Staff Writer

     
    The 37th annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race grew by leaps and bounds this year with 103 participants compared to last year’s 72 and 49 in 2012.
    “It’ll be a record year, I guarantee ya'. We’ve already got what we had last year,” Keith Maynard, coordinator for the event, told the Chiefland Citizen in interview during the race.

  • Communuty Calendar (week of 5-1-2014)

    Month of May

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.

  • Gov. Scott includes Levy in emergency declaration

    Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday morning included Levy County in a long list of Panhandle and Big Bend counties in an emergency declaration. 

    Scott's action came as a storm front that dumped up to 13 inches of rain and caused high winds in the Panhandle moved toward the area bringing with it lightning, high winds and rain. According to National Weather Service, the front is slow moving and will bring rain to the area which is already experiencing high water levels. 

  • Fire department gets by with a little help

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck
    editor@willistonpioneer.com

    Williston Fire Department has again stepped up to the plate to help a neighbor out.
    Last Tuesday night, under the terms of a one-year interlocal agreement whenever Cedar Key is lacking someone to cover its fire station, Williston Fire Department will help fill the void.
    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall told the city council that like neighboring Bronson, Cedar Key also needs some support and he has the manpower to help.

  • New training required for shellfish harvesters

    A series of workshops is being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), University of Florida  IFAS and Florida Sea Grant to assist the molluscan shellfish industry in Florida attain the harvester education training required for certification, recertification or licensing.
     As of January, the federal government modified the National Sanitation Shellfish Program’s (NSSP) Model Ordinance to include new food safety training requirements.

  • The good life

     

    Eleven-month-old Baylee Wisor enjoys a slice of watermelon on the beach in Cedar Key on a recent sunny afternoon.

    The weather this weekend promises to be just as sunny. 

  • Community calendar (Week of 4-24-2014)

    Thursday

    Cattlemen to meet
    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will host its spring meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s river home located at 11751 NW 132nd PL, Chiefland.
    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information, call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).

    Monday

    Paint your town purple

  • Williston plans for a safer Crab-Fest

    The Ministerial Faith Alliance, Inc. (MFA) and the Williston Community announce plans for a more organized and safe Crab-Fest 2014.

  • DENIED: County turns down atheists monument request, again

    The Williston Atheists request to place a monument on a county courthouse forum that is home to a Ten Commandments monument was unanimously denied a second time by the Levy County Commission citing deficiencies in the group's amended application.
    But this is not the end of the matter.

  • Festival of the Arts award winners — 2014

    Bob Goodlett
    Painting – Booth 80
    Dunnellon, FL
    Best of Show

    Debra
    Mixon-Holiday
    Hand-pulled prints – Booth 91
    Homossassa, FL
    Best 2D

    Jean Yao
    Fiber – Booth 86
    Fort Lauderdale
    Best 3D

    Douglas Alexander
    Award of Excellence
    Drawing - Booth 43

    Susan Dauphinee
    Award of Excellence
    Painting – Booth 72

    Anatasia Alexandrin
    Award of Excellence