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  • Breaking News
  • Seasonal flu immunizations begin with elementary students

    Levy County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Oct. 11-17 Influenza Vaccination Week, and is strongly encouraging all residents to receive the annual flu vaccination.

    The signing of the proclamation took place earlier this week at Bronson Elementary School as 207 students, grades K-5, received the flu mist from Levy County Health Department nurses. The free vaccines came directly to the school thanks to a grant from the CDC. Health department nurses will be visiting the other Levy County elementary schools throughout the week.

  • City insurance going up; layoffs possible

    The Williston city council’s meeting Tuesday night was a short one, filled mostly with new information for the council to consider over the next two weeks.

    It began with two celebrations. Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat recognized the October students of the month. Each student receives a personalized certificate of excellence and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.

  • Seasonal flu vaccine free for some students

    The Levy County Health Department will be offering free seasonal influenza vaccinations during school hours next week for all elementary students – as long as parental consent forms have been turned in. And there’s still time, says RN Elizabeth Powers, Levy County Community Health Nursing Director.

    Next week nurses will visit each elementary school to administer approximately 1500 flu mist vaccines, enough for roughly 60 percent of Levy County’s K-5 student population.

  • WAG benefits from Saturday’s Halloween Spooktacular

    A Halloween Spooktacular awaits you and your dogs Saturday, Oct. 10, at Trained Dog Happy Dog in Morriston.

    It even features a costume contest for dogs and their masters.

    The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include all sorts of activities for canines and humans alike. The dogs can compete for fastest tail wagger, fastest treat eater, fastest cream licker and best cookie catcher.

    They can also participate in the lure course, always a popular attraction. Prizes are awarded in various categories.

  • Red Devils slam Umatilla
  • Credit Card Scam Alert

    Reports are coming inabout a person posing as an employee of a nonexistent "Chiefland Bulletin" business office seeking to update credit card information. NEVER give out this information to a caller. Employees of the Chiefland Citizen, The Tri-County Bulletin, Cedar Key Beacon and Williston Pioneer do not call asking for such information. Always call the business office yourself. If you have been contacted, please call the Sheriff's Office at 486-5111 or Chiefland Police at 493-6777 to report it.

  • Peanut Festival around the corner

    The Central Florida Peanut Festival is coming.

    This is a family-friendly event sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. It features a variety of delicious foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous southern peanut pie. Rides, music, crafts. and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King and Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.

  • Duncan McCallum: Fighting an unseen enemy

    It was just a few months ago that Duncan McCallum was sitting on his tractor working as he has for the last 15 years.

    Today that work has come to a standstill, albeit a temporary one, as he fights a battle that even he can’t see.

    For the last several months, McCallum, 67, has been in and out of the hospital fighting an aggressive blood infection that has already cost him his right leg.

  • Company banks on Williston’s future with hospital

    With only two weeks under their belt as the new management company for Nature Coast Regional Hospital, Physicians Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD )is still assessing needs and plotting the course of their work in Williston.

    The new management company, only 18 months old, was founded by four men with assorted health care backgrounds who came together in a unified cause: to develop how physicians and patients can have a louder voice in how health care is delivered. (You can read the four partners’ biographies at www.webphd.org.)