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Before the big Trunk and Treat event at Bronson on Halloween, here are a few scenes to mark All Hallow's Eve.

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Goldy shows her Halloween collar.

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Goldy licks her lips for cat treats.

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Goldy shows her fierce face for Halloween.

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By Myrtice Scabarozi © Oct. 29, 2014

     LEVY COUNTY -- The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Levy County Quilt Museum -- 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. (near Levyville, kind of on the way to Judson from U.S. Alt. 27).
     Several new completed projects were brought in for us to see. We put a new quilt in the frame to quilt. The new quilt will probably be the quilt we’ll use as a fundraiser next year and the drawing will be in December of 2015.
     Correctional Officer Greg and the boys from Lancaster Correctional Institution’s Youthful Offender Rehabilitation Program were out and got a lot done. We’ve started adding dirt to the flower beds and rearranging the rocks that outline the beds. We’re amazed at the difference. The plants have to be happier now that all their roots are buried again. Thanks Lancaster.
     Thanks to Nellie for donating some of her fabric to us. Alta donated a portable 1923 Singer Sewing Machine. It’s definitely not one of their featherweights. It uses the old shuttle bobbin – you’ll have to come out to see it.
     Friday, Nov. 7, the Horseless Carriage Club is planning to visit us. If you can, come out and see the pre-WWI cars. They should be arriving between 9:30 and 10 a.m.
     Saturday, Nov. 8, will be a yard and craft sale day and a huge book sale with the Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library. Crafters and vendors are invited to set up at no charge.
     Thursday, Nov. 13 is our Thanksgiving lunch. Bring a potluck dish and join us.
     Friday, Nov. 28, starts our Annual Quilt Show which will run through Christmas Eve. The drawing for the Schoolhouse Quilt will be on Saturday Dec. 20. We’ll have lot of items for Christmas shoppers.
     In January, we get to sit back and relax for a spell and enjoy visiting with our winter friends and visitors.

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Alice May needed to make this turkey quilt in time for Thanksgiving.

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This circus baby quilt is so bright and colorful.  A lot of animals for baby to learn about.

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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

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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

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The Color Guard of American Legion Post 383 of Old Town present the new flag it donated to Dixie County High School.

Story, Photos and Videos
By Jeff M. Hardison © Oct. 25, 2014

     CROSS CITY -- The Bears of Dixie County High School soundly defeated the Panthers of Newberry High School Friday night (Oct. 24) as the Bears continued with a 7-0 undefeated season.
Run102414C      Chiefland lost to Union County 48-13 on Friday night to make their season show a 4-5 record. Chiefland faces Dixie County in Cross City on Halloween (Oct. 31).

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.

Foot102414    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 t
he 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.

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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.


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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.

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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


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     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
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 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


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THU.  OCT. 30   7:47 p.m.
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