Jet Taxis At Airport
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A Cessna 560XL is seen here parking at Crystal River Airport. Jets and planes use the airport that is across U.S. Highway 19 from Arby's. This model of jet can carry a maximum of 12 passengers and two crew members.
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It is run propelled by two turbofan engines (jets). The maximum speed is 506 m.p.h., according to information provided from the Cessna site. Like the Williston Municipal Airport, the one in Crystal River sells jet fuel and airplane fuel.
Photos by Jeff M. Hardison

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Cedar Key Seafood Parade
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In the top photo, is the First Place Winner from the Annual Parade Contest part of the Cedar Key Lions Club Seafood Festival. The Crab Crew are the winners (on their 10th anniversary appearance in the parade), along with winning Best Seafood Costume for Molly Jubitz. There was a tie for Second Place -- Island Arts Spiced Girls and the Cedar Key School Fifth Grade Safety Patrol. Third Place went to Cedar Key School FFA. There was a tie (bottom photo) in 'The Way We Worked Historical' entry. That winning title is shared between Cedar Key Aquaculture Association and the Levy County Visitors Bureau, where LCVB Director Carol McQueen is shown here with a vehicle from Tri-County Cruisers. The Parade Marshall was Pam Oakley.
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Both Photos by Rory Brennan

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CHS maintains
Levy County Cup title;

Player leaves via ambulance
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CHS Head Football Coach Aaron Richardson (left) shakes hands with WHS Head Football Coach Scott Hall as the men start toward their separate positions to ready their teams for the pending match Friday night. Both coaches teach by example as they show their players good sportsmanship.

Story, Photos and Videos

By Jeff M. Hardison © Oct. 18, 2014
     CHIEFLAND – Retired Coach C. Doyle McCall Sr. said Friday night (Oct. 17) that during his 25 years as the Chiefland High School varsity football coach, CHS fell to Williston High School five times and tied with them two or three times.
     Coach McCall spent his entire 39-year professional career at CHS. During his years there, he served as history teacher, coach, athletic director, dean of students, assistant principal and principal. He was head coach in the following sports: football, 25 years; basketball, four years; baseball, four years; track, 15 years; and golf, 10 years.
Foot101714F     Coach McCall, for whom the CHS football field is named, shared this insight with HardisonInk.com as the coach enjoyed the game with 2013-14 Chiefland Citizen of the Year Kary Colson as they were in one of the two golf carts on the southern sideline in front of Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium.

Retired Coach C. Doyle McCall Sr. (left) and Chiefland Citizen of the Year Kary Colson watch the game from a golf cart.

     The stadium was named as a memorial for a CHS player who died in 1963 from injuries suffered on the field in a game against Dixie County High School.
     The other golf cart was occupied by injured CHS players.

Foot101714B     The CHS Indians beat the WHS Red Devils 34-24 and maintained ownership of the Levy County Cup. The history of the cup on the field shows WHS won in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; followed by Chiefland winning in 2012, 2013 and now in 2014.

CHS Softball Coach Wayne Weatherford shows a 'Lady Indians State Champs' tattoo he had placed on his upper right arm as he mans a tent and selling snow cones (shaved ice) with many flavors. The coach said the money from this venture will go toward buying the jackets for the CHS Indians 2014 State Champion Softball Team.

     CHS Indian Tramaine Brown (#8) was injured with what appeared on the scene to be a broken wrist during the second quarter and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Gainesville.


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Attorney ‘Snuffy’ Smith holds a root beer flavored snow cone shortly before the start of the game Friday night. His purchase helps the CHS Softball Team.

     CHS Trainer Dr. Bennitt Patterson said during the second half that he was absent from the first half, because he knew WHS Trainer Andy Brice and Dr. Donald McCoy of Williston would be on the field in his absence.
THE GAME
     As for the game, Williston started rough but ended well.

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CHS Indian Jarquez Williams (#21) runs toward the goal line as three WHS Red Devils target him to be tackled.

     The Red Devils received the kickoff, but after a couple of plays there was a Red Devil fumble and the Indians recovered.


In this video, Levi Murray (#3) scores for the Indians.

     With CHS Indians quarterback Mike Larock (#11) and a team full of support, Levi Murray (#3) and Jarquez Williams (#21) took the football to the 5 yard line, where Williams scored the first CHS touchdown of the night with 6:16 remaining in the first quarter. The WHS defense blocked the Point After Touchdown (PAT) kick and the score was 0-6, Indians.

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WHS Red Devil Justice White (#8) catches a pass to score at the end of the game as CHS Indians Zach Barker (#1) and Mike Larock (#11) take defensive action.

     From their own 31 yard line, the WHS Red Devils sprang into action after that. With Britton Hall (#17) as quarterback, he completed passes to Malik Hall (#2) and Reggie Days (#6), which brought first downs and then a long run by Tad Donald (#12) for a first down to put the pigskin at the Indians’ 28 yard line.

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CHS Indian Zach Barker (#1) makes a run toward the goal line.

     On that first down, it was Malik Hall (#2) scoring the first WHS touchdown with a 28-yard run, which was followed by a successful PAT kick through the uprights by Shawn Landon (#84). With 4:17 remaining in the first quarter it was 7-6, Red Devils favor.
Foot101714Y     Chiefland then went four downs without much progress.

Newcombe Wasson (left), the Voice of the Chiefland Indians - who can be heard over the P.A. system at home games, speaks with Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum during half-time. Wasson was finishing a barbecue sandwich, sold by the First United Methodist Church of Chiefland as it manned one of the concession stands Friday night. The other concession stand has volunteers from the CHS Band. The sheriff is among the members of the ‘chain gang’ – which is the team of volunteers who move up and down on the northern (visitors') sideline and mark the position of the ball and where a first down would happen, as well as show which down is happening.

     The Red Devils were fired up and a quarterback keeper by Britton Hall scored six more points for WHS with only 53 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The PAT kick did not make it and the score was 13-6, in favor of the visiting team from Williston.

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The CHS Band and flag corps wait for the start of the game. The band wore pink plumes, and both teams wore pink socks to show support for efforts to overcome breast cancer. Names were read at the start of the game to memorialize those whose battles against cancer ended with victory or with defeat by the disease.

     The Indians seemed inspired by their counterparts, because they completed two plays in those 53 seconds. In the first play, it was Williams running the ball, followed by Zach Barker (#1) scoring a touchdown with zero time. Then a conversion play with Williams adding two more points made it 13-14, Chiefland leading at the end of the first quarter.

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WHS Red Devils Cheerleaders cheer for their football players to score.

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CHS Indians Cheerleaders wave pink pom-poms to support the efforts to end breast cancer as they cheer for the home team on Friday night.

     At the start of the second quarter, the Red Devils went to the fourth down and punted. Williston gained possession of its own punt, though, and they took it down to the 20 yard line, where it was a 3-point kick by Landon making the score 16-14, Williston’s lead, with 9:42 remaining in the half.
     Then Chiefland launched a series of plays to take the ball toward the goal. However, with 5:35 remaining in the second quarter, that’s when paramedics were called onto the field to treat and transport CHS’s Brown.
     Players went to the stretcher to wish their teammate well before he was taken away. Then, the Indians were back in business.
     Williams scored the goal and the two-point conversion with 4:45 remaining in the half, making the score 16-22, Indians’ favor, which is how it remained to the end of the first half.

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WHS Red Devil Justice White (#8) watches as the football goes down by CHS Indian Zach Barker's (#1) foot as and CHS player Mike Larock (#11) runs into the fray. While this was an incomplete pass, WHS quarterback Britton Hall (#17) was able to throw beyond the home team's defense on occasion Friday night.

     Chiefland had possession at the start of the second half, and Brian Norris (#4) made a long run for a first down, which led then to Murray scoring a touchdown with 10:08 remaining in the third quarter. A conversion attempt failed and it was 16-28, Chiefland.
     The rest of the third quarter showed both defenses holding back the offense.

In this video, the ambulance pulls onto the field as paramedics prepare CHS Indian Tramaine Brown (#8) for transport to a Gainesville hospital.

     The Red Devils continued their campaign all the way to the 2 yard line, when the Indians took possession after the final set of four downs played by the Red Devils.
     From that 2 yard line starting point, a quarterback keeper by Larock and great gains by Barker and Murray, to make four first downs, led to Norris scoring a touchdown with 4:59 remaining in the game. WHS blocked the PAT kick, putting the score at 16-34, Indians.
Foot101714E     The Red Devils were down, but as they have never given up, they again did not surrender.
     WHS’s Paul Battles (#3) scored a first down. With Malik Latson (#4), Justice White (#8) and Aj Albury (#10) covering real estate and scoring first downs, it was Donald for a touchdown from the 2 yard line with 53 seconds in the game.

The Trophy that was sponsored by Don Martin Insurance and Knauff Funeral Home shows Williston won 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; followed by Chiefland winning in 2012, 2013 and now 2014.

     The WHS Red Devils also ended the game with a classic touch of magic as they faked a PAT kick and White earned a two-point conversion when he caught a pass – making the final score 24-34, Chiefland.
     CHS Head Coach Aaron Richardson spoke about the game immediately after talking to his players.
     “Big win for our kids,” Richardson said. “Big win for the community. Craziness with injuries, happened on both sides of the sideline. I know they had a kid ejected early. We had kids going down.
     “Overall our kids played well,” he continued. “Super physical up front. And that’s how we won the football game. Overpowered ‘em up front and we were able to hang onto the ball, and play a pretty clean game.”
     The coach said Brown will be wearing a cast when he returns to school on Monday, but “It’s nothing too serious.” He hates to see any players go down from an injury.
     Coach Richardson said he and the team look forward to seeing Union County next Friday (Oct. 25) at the town of Lake Butler. With two big district games left to be played, Richardson said he sees the potential of the Indians being district champions – which leads to the playoffs.


Alligator Law Revisions Proposed
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) incorporated many of the public comments it received into an updated version of the draft alligator-related Florida Statutes and has a new summary document available for viewing. These draft proposals will be presented to the FWC in November for its consideration. If the FWC approves the draft legislation, it will be presented to the Florida Legislature for its consideration during the 2015 legislative session. To view the revisions, click HERE. Anyone may submit comments on these draft statute change proposals to Harry Dutton at Harry.Dutton@MyFWC.com.
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CF students present
Mother Hicks Oct. 22-26

Published Oct. 8, 2014
     OCALA --College of Central Florida Theatre students will present “Mother Hicks” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-25, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 26, in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala.
CFtheater100814     Set in and around Ware, Illinois, during the Great Depression, “Mother Hicks” is a play about three outsiders — a foundling girl, a deaf boy and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch.
     The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. The Saturday, Oct. 25, performance will be interpreted for the deaf.
     CF Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Rob O’Brien said the production is a great fit for student actors.  
     “Mother Hicks is about discarded people and how we treat each other,” O’Brien said. “I have challenged our set design team to create the world of Mother Hicks from all discarded items. The actors must tap into a time when they have not felt included in their lives. This show has so much heart. It is one of my favorites and everyone is having such a great time.”
     Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $6 for non-CF students. CF students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the show with CF ID. For information and tickets, call 352-873-5810 in Marion County, or 352-746-6721, ext. 5810, in Citrus County. To purchase tickets online, click HERE.

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MON.  OCT. 20   3:27 p.m.
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