Alice May needed to make this turkey quilt in time for Thanksgiving.
This circus baby quilt is so bright and colorful. A lot of animals for baby to learn about.
Our Schoolhouse Sampler is our quilt fundraiser for this year. The drawing will be Saturday, Dec. 22.
Volunteers sought for the last 20 miles of the Great Suwannee River Clean-up As two kayak operators paddle down the Suwannee River near Fanning Springs on Monday morning (Oct. 27), a motorboat operator and his passengers enjoy moving more quickly going upstream.
Published Oct. 28, 2014 FOWLERS BLUFF -- The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river, and the final 2014 clean-up. Current Problems, which is based in Gainesville, is a group of volunteers who do what they can to help protect and preserve the natural resource of water in the area. The last 20 miles of the Suwannee River will be tackled on Dec. 6 by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges, and all of the volunteers they can muster. This year, local boats, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge boats and volunteer conservationists will work together to rid the Suwannee of debris along the shoreline, barrels buried in the muck, Styrofoam chunks in pickerel weed, more plastic than ever should be in a river, and much more. Volunteers will need shoes and clothes that can get muddy, gloves, and a jacket, just in case. Staff from theLower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will document weight of the debris collected, so that final data can be turned over to Current Problems for national documentation. Olson said. On Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge staff, Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and other volunteers will gather for the assault on garbage at the Fowler’s Bluff staging area. Anyone who would like to join this community effort or to volunteer a boat, is asked to call the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at 352-493-0238 and leave a message.
Dixie County beats Newberry in football 38-8 The Color Guard of American Legion Post 383 of Old Town present the new flag it donated to Dixie County High School.
State Rep. Keith Perry Tosses the coin before the start of the game Friday night in Cross City.
Bronson won over Hawthorne on Friday night, 62-36. The Eagles face the Trenton Tigers at Trenton on Halloween. On Friday night, Trenton had its homecoming, and it beat Marianna 51-11, which gives it an 8-1 season with its only loss being to Dixie County. The Bell Bulldogs lost to Hilliard, 42-6, making Bell’s record 0-8 for the season. In Cross City on Friday night, the game started with a coin toss by State Rep. Keith Perry (Dist. 21). The Panthers won the coin toss.
Dixie County quarterback Aaron Thomas (#10) is the recipient of a personal foul as shown in this video.
The home team made three first downs in its first possession and Julian Robinson (#7) scored the first Bears’ touchdown. He also crossed the goal line for a 2-point conversion, making the score 8-0, Bears. One key to the Bears first score was an interception by the Bears’ Jontavius Paige (#8).
Dixie County High School varsity cheerleaders Breannah Kirby (left) and Adrianka Maxwell stop to pose while moving a bunch of balloons that were delivered just before the game.
The first quarter ended 8-0, Bears and the home team went into the second quarter still on the offense as a result of the Panthers roughing the kicker when the Bears decided to punt on fourth down. The start of the second quarter also showed the Panthers giving the Bears another first down after a fourth down, because a Newberry player went off-sides for a 5-yard penalty to help the Dixie County team. After a series of downs with the Bears on the offense from the start of the second quarter, including one play where James Horsley (#16) made a 23 yard gain and took it to the Panthers’ 7-yard line, it was James Bowers (#22) running a touchdown, followed by quarterback Aaron Thomas (#10) crossing the goal for a 2-point conversion, making the score 16-0, Bears.
Dixie County fans fill the home team's side of the stadium Friday night.
In this video, the band performs at half-time.
Panthers made some progress in their next possession, but Quade Locke (#13) intercepted a pass and ran for a touchdown with 6:07 remaining in the first half. Bowers added 2 points in a conversion run and it was 24-0, Bears.
Julian Robinson (#7) scores the first Bears’ touchdown.
On the following possession by the Bears, quarterback Thomas got the football to Justin Hodge (#35) who ran for 21 yards to score a first down. The next thing the Panthers knew, it was Thomas running across the goal line for a touchdown and Robinson scoring 2 points in a conversion run. It was 32-0, Bears at the end of the half.
Members of the Dixie County High School Marching Band perform on Friday night (Oct. 24) at half-time in the football game. For more on the game between the DCHS Bears and the Newberry High School Panthers. Photo by Jeff M. Hardison
Some of the excitement in the third quarter included Panthers Chris Washington (#30) intercepting a Bears pass. Within a few plays, though, a fumbled pass from Panthers quarterback Nick Oelrich was recovered by the Bears, which overcame the interception. It was Robinson running for the next touchdown with 4 minutes and some second remaining in the third quarter to make the score 38-0, Bears. Newberry scored a touchdown and a conversion in the fourth quarter to make the game 38-8, Bears.
In this video, the ball is almost caught a couple of times.
In this video, James Horsley (#16) wraps up a long run just shy of scoring.
Bronson Volleyball Brings Awareness
On Thursday, Oct. 16 the Bronson Volleyball program concluded its Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. The goal this year was to raise $500 in three weeks and to create a banner of survivors and brave warriors who have we have lost to be displayed in the gym for the last regular season game. The Lady Eagles were victorious both on and off the court. All three teams ended the season with victories and they exceeded the goal by more than $100. Proceeds for the fundraiser will be donated to the Light the Night Fundraiser currently being held by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Young Kylie Galloway-Nordstrom was the inspiration for selecting the cause this year. The coaches and team pray that her cancer remains in remission, and that she goes on to live a healthy cancer-free life. Support Light the Night Team - Believe Fight Survive! The team notes that it is grateful to everyone who donated and came out to show their support for the team. The team hopes to raise $1,000 with next year. Above, the JV team is seen. The photos of the middle school and varsity players did not transfer via email well enough to be seen. Text and Photo Provided by Sherrie Schuler