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By The Staff

Ombudsman Council

May 21

The North Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 21 at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville.

The meeting will commence with an open session at 12:30 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Tourist Council May 21

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

Levy Fair

May 21

The Levy County Fair Association will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God on Hwy 121 North.

The LCFA will also hold a yard sale on Saturday morning, May 23, next to Dixie’s Antiques.

Beef Cook-Off May 23

The annual Beef Cook-Off Contest, sponsored by the Levy County Cattlewomen, will be held at the Williston Horseman’s Park during the Ranch Rodeo on May 23.

For more information and/or to enter the contest, please call or email Nikki Hobby Smith at 352-318-7991 or enm0116@hotmail.com, or Charon Croft Benton at 352-538-4706 or charonbenton@dishmail.net.

Fishing tourney May 23

Catchin’ a Cure for Cancer fishing tournament, with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held May 23 from safe light to 4 p.m. at Waccasassa Fishing Club.

Entry fee is $150, based on two people per boat, plus $25 per extra person ($175 after May 22).

There are three categories: Largest redfish, largest trout, bag limit - one red, one trout. Fish must be weighed by 4 p.m.

Payout is based on number of entries. Captains’ meeting will be May 22 at 7 p.m.

For more information contact Karlton Norton at 352-538-5415.



May 28

The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Destination Dunnellon Committee will hold a Visionary Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The upcoming meeting’s agenda is to review visions created by other groups in the Dunnellon area and to discuss how to implement the plan currently endorsed by the City of Dunnellon into a vision for the entire Dunnellon area.

Representatives from community, fraternal and service organizations, homeowner’s associations, state and county government and business representatives are all invited to attend.

The evening will start with a 6:30 social, with the event starting at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the McDonough Capital Management building at 7620 S. US Hwy. 41, Dunnellon, 3.5 miles north of the Dunnellon Wal-Mart.

There is no charge to attend the event and light refreshments will be sponsored by Fero & Sons Insurance.

For more information on the event, contact Lanse K. Fero at (352)489-0099.

VFW Member Drive

May 30

The VFW Lance Cpl. James Taylor Memorial Post 5511, located just outside the Williston city limits on West Hwy 27 Alt, will host a membership drive and donation barbecue at the post home Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be music, food and fun. All veterans and family members are welcome

Any questions can be directed to the commander, Scott Malkin at 352-256-1033.



TEC Open House

May 31

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center, Inc. will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. May 31 at 2561 SE 168th Ave., Morriston.

The Buck Wild 4-H equestrian club will be there to answer any questions about the 4-H program.

Class and Clover Equestrian Center will be signing up students for their summer program also.

For more information on Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center call 352-528-3445.




June 6

All deaf/hearing impaired and their family members are invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 6 at the Bronson First Baptist Church located in Bronson. Friends and sign language students are welcome, too. This event will be from 4-7 p.m. You must be on time to enter the door prize drawing. Please bring a covered food dish to share.

For more information, call Violet at (352) 256-5281 after 7 p.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends.



June 14

The Munden Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., at Hart Springs on the Suwannee River, Pavilion A and B.

Family and friends are invited to come join in the fun, fellowship and great food. Bring your favorite dish to share. Coffee, tea, plates, napkins and utensils (including serving utensils) will be provided.

Food will be served promptly at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Flo (Munden) Baker at 352-215-4037.

Rec program June 22

The city of Williston summer recreation program will be held at the Joyce Bullock Elementary School playground from June 22 to July 30, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon, for six weeks.

There is no cost to all participants and free lunch is provided. It is open to children ages 5-12.

Registration will be held on Friday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the city of Williston Community Center. The program is first come, first served to the first 50 registrants.

For information call City Hall at 528-3060.

July 3


The city of Williston and the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce are making big plans for the 2009 Independence Day Celebration.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 3.

The festivities will start with the annual parade, which will begin at 5 p.m. The line-up will be behind the Williston High School one hour before start time. The theme this year is “Freedom - Our Heritage and Future.”

The gates at the Williston Horseman’s Park will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for parking attendants, JROTC.

Children’s rides will begin at 7 p.m. Booths, exhibits, and lots of good food, will line the park. The opening Ceremony will start at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment ending the evening with a spectacular fireworks display.

Please remember to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers or pets will be allowed through the gates.

Anyone interested in having a booth, contact the Chamber of Commerce (352-528-5552).

Anyone interested in participating in the parade or any questions in general, contact City Hall (352-528-3060).