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By The Staff

Monday, Sept. 21

Miss Williston

Pageant Meeting

There will be a meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Williston School of Dance for the annual Miss Williston pageants. Little Miss is for girls ages 4-6, Junior Miss is for girls ages 11-13 and Miss is for girls ages 15-18.

If you would like to participate please make plans to attend.

For more information you can call 558-4152.

Borders Movie

Borders will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland.

For more information on this movie: The BORDER DVD takes a firsthand look at the dire and real human consequences of America’s failure to secure its borders. This feature-length documentary unleashes a haunting, inside look at what has arguably become a war zone: Rape Trees, illegal immigration, drug smuggling, sex trafficking, Mexican military incursions and more — all taking place at the United States’ southern border.

From drug cartels and smuggler towns to besieged American ranchers routinely finding corpses on their properties, BORDERS gives the viewer a front row seat.

Levy Republican Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee (LCREC) is Monday, Sept. 21 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland. Food and fellowship begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

Also if you are between the ages of 17 and 26 and want to work with your own Republican age group, please contact Michelle at 1-877-734-LEVY (5389).

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Driver Safety Class

An AARP driver safety class for those 50 and older will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m. at Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon.

Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. If you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. Bring your AARP card with you.

Graduates may qualify for auto insurance discounts.

For more information, call 489-1574.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Cheerleader Camp

The WHS Cheerleaders will be hosting a mini camp for girls ages 4 and up on Saturday, Sept. 26.

For more information call Scarlett at 558-4152 or go to www.whsspiritclub.webs.com.

Vendors Needed

American Legion Auxiliary Post 236 of Levy County will sponsor an Annual Arts and Crafts Event Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Craft vendors are needed. Cost for a 10x10 booth is $25.

Call the American Legion at 352-486-5003 and ask for Chris Haney or e-mail floridapost236@aol.com ATT: Chris Haney.

Child Safety Day

Williston Ornan Masonic Lodge will host the Second Annual Child Safety Day Sept. 26 from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. at the Lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston for special needs children and senior .

The Ornan Masonic Lodge, in cooperation with the Williston Policeand Fire Departments, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids of North Central Florida will be on hand helping to make our community safe place for children.

There will be free hot dogs, chips and soda Every family that chooses to participate will receive a free Child ID kit, which unlike any other Child ID kit can be updated every year as your child grows and changes.

The kit includes digital photos of the child, a digital video, digital finger prints and a full description all on a CD. A DNA sample and two laminated ID cards (one for the parent and one for the child) are also available.

Fair Bike Run

The First Annual Bike Run, sponsored by the Levy County Fair Association, will be held Sept. 26 beginning at Williston Junction, Hwys. 121 and 41.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and kickstand time up time is 10 a.m. The designated route will be given to participants prior to start up. Meal tickets will be available for $5 each, as well as additional poker hands.

Cost is $10 per rider, $5 for passenger.

Sunday, Sept. 27

WWC Country-Style Dinner

The GFWC Williston Woman’s Club will hold a Country Style Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This community favorite is an all-you-can-eat feast of homemade delights by some of the best cooks in the area.

The meal will feature fried chicken, pork loin, company chicken as well as a variety of vegetables and desserts.

Dinners are available for carry-out or dining in the clubhouse located on Highway 121 North. Adults can eat for just $8, children under 10 are $4 and those under three eat free.


Hospice Benefit

Black Prong Equestrian Center, a property and facility designed for the equestrian enthusiast and located in the heart of Florida's timberland, will open its doors to guests of Fall at the Derby 2009, a benefit for Haven Hospice.

The country casual evening will feature gracious southern cuisine prepared by The Ivy House of Williston, fun festivities and live music by the Rick Gordon Band.

The evening is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

All proceeds from Fall at the Derby 2009 benefit the many unfunded support programs, community outreach and educational programs Haven Hospice provides.

Tickets are $75 per person for Fall at the Derby 2009.

For tickets, reservations, corporate sponsorships or additional information, contact Sara Walker at (352) 379-6258.

Tickets may also be purchased at the following Drummond Community Bank locations:

1627 N Young Boulevard, Chiefland, (352) 493-2277

408 E Wade Street, Trenton, (352) 463-3010

7060 C Street, Cedar Key, (352) 543-5450

200 SW Cedar Street, Cross City, (352) 498-7733


Blake Shelton, Jason Michael Carroll and Craig Morgan will be in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Rock Crusher Canyon, Crystal River.

Tickets are $25 to $75. To order tickets, call Mike Hampton’s Pitching In Foundation at 527-3297, visit Fancy’s Pets in Crystal River or log on to www.ticketmaster.com.

Lions Club Dance

The Williston Lions Club will host another era-themed dance Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7 -10 p.m. A Touch of Class will provide music.

A spaghetti dinner will be served between 5-7 p.m. Cost for dinner and the dance is $10 per person.

Cattle Drive

Saddle up your horses and take part in an old fashion cracker cattle drive. This year’s cattle drive will consist of a two day ride Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17.

Camp out Friday night with campfire, music and entertainment at camp site. Saturday, bright and early, head the cattle toward the heart of town in Hernando, picking up the riders that opted for the Saturday one day ride.

Meals on the trail are included in price. Directions and other pertinent information will be mailed to you once your registration is received. Ride one day or two.

Two Day Ride, Oct. 16 and Oct. 17: Adults $200 - 18 & under $150

One Day Ride, Oct. 17: Adult $100 - 18 and under $75

All proceeds from the Hernando Southern Heritage Days Cattle Drive and Festival benefit the continued restoration and upkeep of the Historic Hernando School.

Driver Safety Classes

True or False?

At an intersection while waiting to turn left, your wheels should be turned toward the left.

False: Wheels should be straight. If they are turned to the left and you are hit from behind, you could be pushed into oncoming traffic.

Take an AARP Driver Safety class as a refresher. Check with your insurance carrier to ask if you are entitled to an insurance discount, good for three years.

The course fee is $14, for AARP members $12 and will take place Oct. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St. Call Patricia Matheny at (352)528-9009 to register.

Wranglers and Rhinestones

The GFWC Williston Jr. Woman’s Club will present “Casino Night”, a nontraditional fund-raising event New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at the Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club.

Mosey on down for some old fashioned fun and help us raise lots of loot for our local schools. Hang up your guns and enjoy a casual evening filled with a silent auction, casino gaming with local dealers and a heap of hometown hors d’oeuvre. Get ready to get down because music will play all night by DJ Lewis Stokes from 93.7 K Country. A New Year’s Countdown Party will start at 11 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Visit www.willistonjuniors.org and click on the Casino Night logo.

The proceeds will go to the Levy County Schools Foundation.

For more information call Jessica at 352-318-2940 or jessicaevangel@hotmail.com.


Handy with a Needle?

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn for seniors is available.

For more information, call toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail StitchFromHeart@aol.com.

Visit www.StitchfromTheHeart.org.

SVP meeting

Suwannee Valley Players’ general membership meeting is held the third Monday every month at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre at 25 East Park Avenue in Chiefland. For more information call 352-493-ARTS (2787).

Farmers’ Market

The Lions Club has their food concession open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are there to answer your questions and help you sign up for membership. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available. This week there will be many new items, including furniture and fresh seafood.

If interested, call Erv at 875-7756 or come out and see us at the Lions Club of Williston on Saturday Everyone is there, rain or shine, on 6th Street.

Levy County Farmers Market has beautiful fresh produce, plants, garden starters, orchids, honey and herbs.

If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate.

There are spaces available: $10 for a 12 x 12 space.


Volunteers Needed

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program is comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and each council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Grief Support Group

A grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 SE Hwy 19 in Crystal River. There is no cost to attend.

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit, self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially for newly bereaved parents and grandparents, so they may rebuild their lives following the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

For more information about the Citrus County Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA, contact Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or

visit www.bereavedparentsusa.org