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By The Staff

Post office holds

annual food drive

The Williston post office held its annual food drive last Saturday, and distributed 17,000 pounds of food to First United Methodist Church and the Tri-County Pregnancy Center. Postal officials thank the community for an outstanding response.

All-County Band

performs on Friday

The All-County Band will hold an evening performance this Friday, May 16, at 7:30 in the Chiefland High School Auditorium. A reception will follow.

The public is invited to attend to hear the selected musicians from Bronson High, Chiefland High and Williston High perform. Dr. Watkins from the University of Florida is the guest conductor this year.

Class of '58 holds

reunion this week

The Williston High School class of 1958 is holding its 50th reunion on May 16 (Friday) and May 17 (Saturday). Out of the 36 living members of the class, all have been contacted, and 70-80 percent will be in attendance.

The class would like to invite anyone from the community who so wishes to join us on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for dessert at the Whitehurst Lodge on County Road 346. The address is 9820 S.W. CR 346. The dress is Williston casual.

If anyone has questions, please contact Bill Arnold (528-3623) or Naomi Petteway (528-3907).

WHS seniors

to hold car wash

A community senior car wash is being planned for Saturday, May 17, at 8 a.m. You are asked to support the senior class of Williston High School.

For information contact Karen Warren at 528-4180.

Fish fry to help

4-H competitor

A fish fry fund-raiser to help a student attend a 4-H competition in Nebraska in June is being held this Saturday, May 17.

The fund-raiser will start at 10 a.m. and continue until the food is gone. It will be held at the 4-H office in Bronson, also known as the Levy County Extension Office and Ag Center.

The cost is $5 a plate and includes fish, hush puppies, two sides and dessert. All proceeds go to Hunter Lowe to help fund his trip to Grand Island, Neb., in June for the 4-H National Rifle Competition. He will be representing the state of Florida.

Church to hold

family, friends day

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church will have an 11 a.m. worship service with family and friends on Sunday, May 18. The messenger will be Presiding Elder, J.B.Keel.

The church will also give tribute to Theodore "Boa" Dallas who is 100 years old. His family and all friends are invited to attend.

You may call the church, 528-5155 for more details. Sponsors are Yvonne Colson, Linda Mitchell and Avis Y. Seabrook.

Special service

set in Bronson

On Sunday, May 18, at 10:45 a.m., a special evangelistic service will be held at Bronson United Methodist Church with guest speaker, Becki Stevens. Please come and join with in worship and hear what God has to say to you.

Becki Stevens is a certified lay speaker associated with the First United Methodist Church in Williston. She is active in her church in the Alpha Program and Prison Ministry. She currently is a licensed clinical social worker employed by the University of Florida College of Medicine working with the Healthy Start Program at the Levy County Health Department. She is also an active volunteer in her community.

If you need further information or directions please call Pastor Mario Chacon at 486-2281 or 486-2324, or Sue Bazin, Evangelism Committee Chairperson at 486-4094.

Cornerstone hosts

tenor soloist

John Starnes, a well known tenor soloist in Gospel music, will be singing and speaking in Williston at Cornerstone Assembly of God on Sunday, May 18, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1045 N.E. Sixth Blvd. (State Road 121).

A free will offering will be received during the evening. For information call Pastor Dave or Pat Matheny at 528-6880.

Cattlewomen plan

brisket cook-off

The Levy County Cattlewomen would like to invite you to test your brisket-cooking-skills at the third annual Williston Ranch Rodeo on May 23-24 at the Williston Horseman's Park. For team rules and sign-up information, please call (352) 535-5226.

Ranch Rodeo

is May 23-24

The third annual Thomas Cattle Buying Services Inc. Williston Ranch Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, at 8 p.m. at Williston Horseman's Park. Proceeds benefit the Williston Quarterback Club.

There will be a beef cook-off and dinner Saturday night at 8, and a calf scramble and Muttin Bustin for the kids. There will be wild bull riding, team saddling, wild cow milking, steer tying, wild steer roping, team branding, wild horse race, buddy pickup and bronc riding. You must represent a working ranch to compete.

Scouts to hold

car wash for funds

Cub Scout Pack 163 of First United Methodist Church in Williston will hold a car wash to raise funds for the summer programs and the upcoming school year. It will be held on Saturday, May 24, starting at 9:30 a.m. in front of Advance Auto Parts. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Electric Fun-Fly

to be May 24-25

The One Wing Low Squadron will hold its fourth annual Electric Fun-Fly on May 24 and 25, from dawn to dusk, at the site on County Road 464w, 2.5 miles west of U.S. 41.

Landing fees are $10 a day. There are no parking fees and spectators are welcome. There will be family fun, food, vendors and camping on site with clean rest rooms and water on site.

For information call (352) 514-9729.

WHS to hold

first family day

The first Community Family Day will be held at Williston High School on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mothers and daughters will participate in make-overs, manicures, pedicures, massages and much more. They may also choose to participate in a fashion show with clothes provided by Catos.

Fathers and sons will participate in sack races, tug of war, football toss and much more to show off their athletic prowess. A guest speaker will speak to families and a free lunch will be provided afterwards. Gift baskets, gift cards and surprises will be given away throughout the day. Come join the fun and spend a quality day with your child! Sign up at your child's school. Call Toby Feathers or Tina Wilkerson at 528-3542 for more information.

New photo club

to hold 1st meeting

The Nature Coast Photography Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Boondock's Restaurant in Bronson.

All ages and experience levels are welcome.

For further information contact Diana Child at (352) 562-6527 or at dianarchild@yahoo.com. The Web site is www.naturalphotos.org.

This is a free club for those who are interested in learning how to use their camera more effectively, or experienced people who would love to share this information with their fellow shutterbugs.

There will be competitions, group outings and fun.

TDC sets meeting

on May 29

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet on Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

Call 486-3396 for more information. The meeting is open to the public.

Enterprise Zone

lists meetings

The Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency has changed its meeting schedule to bi-monthly. The following are the regularly scheduled meeting dates:

Wed., June 2, at 9 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.

Wed., Oct. 8, at 9 a.m.

All meetings are held at Levy Abstract & Title. June's meeting may be relocated to view a possible banquet site.

Banquet date tentatively set for Tues., Oct. 21, in Williston. More information to follow.

The 54th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival will be held on June 7. Area residents and guests are invited to come out and enjoy a wide variety of events, including contests, arts, crafts and food vendors. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the annual Queen Contest will be at 7 p.m. For more information please visit, www.chieflandwatermelonfestival.com.

The Munden family will hold its annual reunion on June 8 at Hart Springs in the a/c pavilion A & B. If you are a descendent of the late Daniel Munden and LouVina Osteen Munden, you are invited to come have a fun filled day getting to know other family members. Bring family pictures and any family history memorabilia that you would like to share.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. All plates, eating and serving utensils, coffee and tea will be furnished.

For information call Flo Baker at 352-215-4037.

The first "Old School Prom" for those age 40 and up will be held at the Williston Middle School Cafetorium on Saturday, June 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 a couple or $15 single.

For tickets or more information contact Virginia Floyd at 528-5978, Felicia Days at 538-0699 or Twila Robinson at 207-9845.