Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Rotary dinner

The Williston Rotary Club will hold its annual officer installation banquet on Friday, June 20, at the Williston Woman's Club.

Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7.

Tickets are $25. Reservations may be made by calling Jason Cason at 528-3101.

Candidates visit

on Saturday night

On Saturday Night June 21, Bronson Motor Speedway will host its first ever Politicians Rally. An invitation was sent to all 23 candidates running for office in Levy County to come and attend and address the crowd.

As of June 5, we have received RSVP's from the following candidates: Paige Brookins-School Board Dist 4; John Meeks - County Commissioner Dist 1; Tony Parker-County Commissioner Dist 1; Abraham Blitch - County Commissioner Dist 1; Jerry Robinson- County Commissioner Dist 5; Jeff Edison - School Board Superintendent; Osborne Barker- Property Appraiser; Johnny Smith- Sheriff; Bobby McCallum- Sheriff; Danny Shipp- Clerk of the Court and Bruce Greenlee-Clerk of the Court.

Please plan to join us on June 21 and meet your Levy County candidates in an open mike forum. There will be a full night of stock car racing and we will introduce the candidates during intermission. We thank all candidates for working for the betterment of Levy County and look forward to hosting this Politicians Rally. For more information contact the speedway office at 352-486-2763.

Pet vaccination

clinic is Saturday

There will be a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 21, from 3-4 p.m. at Levy County Animal Services Shelter. Get your pets up-to-date on needed vaccinations, so they are ready should we have a disaster.

Arts camp set

We Soar, Inc., will be sponsoring a summer Arts Enrichment Camp for those ages 7-20 from June 23-27, 3-6 p.m. at the Vision Community Hope Center in Raleigh. Cost is $20 per person.

Activities will include drum-set playing, step team, rhythm/percussion clinic, basic piano/keyboard, praise dance and mime. There will be workshops on drama, drawing/painting and other creative productions.

Registration will be continuing until June 20 at the Oasis Center, 115 N.E. 10th St., Williston, and at the Archer Community Access Center, 12959 S.W. 170th St., Archer.

For more information call 528-2170 or 361-6528.

Citizen of Year

nominations due

The Junior Woman's Club is requesting nominations for Citizen of the Year.

Nomination boxes are at City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.

Nominations will be accepted until June 25.

Citizen of the Year will be announced at the July 3rd festivities at Horseman's Park.

Drew to speak

about plants

Anthony Drew of Levy County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a program in Chiefland at the Luther Callaway Public Library, 104 N.E. Third St., on June 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. The program will be "Selecting Plants For Your Yard." The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library are hosting the event.

Stop smoking

classes planned

The Levy County Health Department announces free smoking cessation classes beginning in Williston on July 10, at the Nature Coast Hospital.

All classes begin at 5:30 p.m. and last approximately one to one and a half hours, ending at 7 p.m. There will be free nicotine replacement patches and program materials for all participants.

If interested, pre-register by calling Kristina Zachry, Tobacco Prevention Specialist, at (352) 486-3404. Registration will also be permitted at the sessions, but space is limited. Pre-registering is the only way to guarantee your opportunity to participate!

The smoking cessation classes last for six sessions and are based on the highly successful Quit Smoking Now Program, originally created by Big Bend Area Health Education Center and newly revised by the Suwannee River Area Health Center.

Each smoker who joins the classes will develop an individual plan for quitting and learn a step-by-step method for changing behavior and quitting smoking. This group approach uses positive thinking, alternative behaviors, one-on-one help, rewards, and group support to help participants stop smoking successfully. The emphasis of the classes is on long-term quitting, and includes the latest skills for good stress management, weight control, assertive communication, and exercise - skills to help you succeed.

Class of 1990

to hold reunion

Williston High School class of 1990 is planning a reunion for Aug. 16.

Evening festivities will begin at 6 p.m. (social hour) with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. at the Williston Golf and Country Club. The cost will be $35 a person. A special account has been set up at Perkins State Bank. Please deposit money with attention to Todd Etheridge- Class of 1990. You can also mail checks to Renee Slabicki, 2899 Spotted Eagle Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Deadline will be July 16. A family day is still being worked on.

We are still actively searching for alumni. If you are, or know someone who is, please contact Renee Slabicki at 904-714-0649 slabicro@bellsouth.net or Dana Knauff at 528-0428 or DKnauff@knaufffuneralhomes.com to provide contact information.

Report cards

ready at WMS

Report cards may be picked up at the Williston Middle School office Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before picking up report cards, students need to be sure all library books and textbooks have been returned and all responsibilities have been met .

Also, check out our "lost and found" area for clothing turned in to the office.