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By The Staff

Canine Play Day

to be Saturday

A Monster Canine Play Day, a fund-raiser for the Williston Animal Group, will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 N.W. 150th Ave., Morriston, which will include lure coursing, costume contest, best cookie catcher, raffle, prizes, fastest treat eater and an auction.

All proceeds benefit WAG. For information call 528-3828.

Scouts take orders

for popcorn

Cub Scout Pack 163, sponsored by First United Methodist Church, will be in the area on Saturday, Oct. 18, taking orders for its annual gourmet popcorn sale. Funds raised will be used to fund the pack's activities throughout the coming year. If you are interested in ordering popcorn or would like to ensure that the group visits you, call Lisa at (352) 441-0733.

The pack is also looking for any used uniforms, shirts pants and belts, that can be donated for the new Scouts. Call the above number if you have items to donate.

Hague reunion

is this Saturday

The Hague family reunion will be held Oct. 18 at Otter Springs R.V. Resort Lodge for descendents of Arch and Amanda Hague.

The meal will be about noon. Bring a covered dish, enough for your family plus four. Pictures, stories and family tree information is needed.

For further information contact John Hague at jhague@eletroenergynic.com or at (352) 682-3904; Mina Hague-McCown at rayevette@gmail.com or (352) 214-3098; or Cloud Haley at cchaley@bellsouth.net or (352) 284-0668.

Ladies' Day to

be held at church

The Williston Church of Christ will hold Ladies' Day on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 240 N.E. Highway 121 North. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For information call Myra Brown at 528-6324 or Janet Warren at 528-4228.

JBES to hold

fall carnival

on Oct. 23

Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold its fall carnival on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the Williston High School football field.

Tickets are available in advance. For information contact a classroom teacher or call 528-3341.

Donations needed include two-liter drinks and cakes for the cake walk.

Library antique

event Oct. 23

to be at 7 p.m.

The time for John Sikorski's appearance for Friends of the Williston Library was wrong in the previous news release. The evening of John Sikorski will actually begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 23 in the library. This is the one time yearly that John Sikorski comes to Williston and it is at the invitation of Friends of the Williston Public Library.

This is probably the most popular program that "Friends" sponsors.

Mark your calendar, remember to come early for the lowest appraisal number, brings no more than two items for appraisal per person. Refreshments will be served.

SHINE plans

Medicare talk

On Oct. 23

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will be giving a free education on basic Medicare changes and Medicare Part D for 2009. The presentation will be held on Oct. 23, at Williston Rehab and Nursing Center, 300 N.W. 1st Ave., behind Hardee's, from 9 to 10 a.m. Free breakfast will be provided by Williston Rehab. Please call 352-214-7696 for reservations.

Middle School

hosts "Falloween"

on Oct. 23

Williston Middle School is hosting its first "Falloween" Family Fun Night on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the school's cafetorium. There will be carnival booths, a haunted house and games. A pizza dinner will also be available for purchase from the school's SAC committee.

All WMS students are invited to attend with their siblings and at least one parent/guardian. For attending, WMS students will receive a homework pass and their family will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Hitchcock's.

Junior Horseman

group seeks

new members

The Williston Junior Horseman's Association meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Williston Horseman's Association arena. The children enjoy riding their horses together and learning from guest speakers. They also take part in many of the local parades.

Anyone wishing to have fun with their horse and learn lots of great information may join the group. For information call Kelly Oliver at 529-0002.

Woman's Club sets

lunch, fashion show

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the GFWC Williston Woman's Club will be holding a Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show at the clubhouse on State Road 121. Lunch will be prepared by the members and served at 11 a.m. and the fashion show (featuring all local talent) will follow.

A full line of fashions and accessories will be available for purchase both days. All proceeds from the luncheon and the sale of fashions will benefit Heifer International, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in this country and abroad.

The cost of the program is $15 per person. For tickets, contact Bunny Sandlin (528-6762) or Naomi Petteway (528-3907).

Homecoming at WHS

Homecoming week at Williston High School is Nov. 3-7. This year's theme is super heroes.

Dress-up days include:

Monday, college day.

Tuesday, twin/alternate personality day.

Wednesday, wacky tacky day.

Thursday, superhero/villain day.

Friday, spirit day.

Events include the powder puff football game on Monday, the parade at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a community pep rally and skits following the parade, and the homecoming game on Friday night against Santa Fe.

If anyone is interested in being a part of the parade, call the high school at 528-3542 or pick up a form at the front office.

Gospel jamboree

set in Dunnellon

Mark your calendars for a foot stomping, hand clapping, praising the Lord good time at the inaugural Southern Gospel Jamboree to benefit Dunnellon Christian Academy on Nov. 6, 7, and 8. The Jamboree will be held at the Withlacoochee Bluegrass Festival Grounds with full hook-up camping available for $15 nightly.

Featured southern gospel artists include The Mast Brothers, Journeymen, The Swanson Family, River Jordan, The Brady's, The Roarks, and Vocal Edition. Food and drinks will be available on site. Advance tickets are only $21 for all three nights or $10 for a single night. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate for $25 for all three nights or $15 for a single night. For more information please call Donna Mast at 352-229-0229, e-mail pdmast2004@yahoo.com, or go to www.dcaeagles.org.

Equestrian Center

to hold fund-raiser

Tomorrow's Equestrian Center will hold its third annual charity auction and chicken dinner fund-raiser Nov. 8 at Southern Auction Marketing Services on Alt. Highway 27 in Williston. Preview of live auction items will start at 4 p.m. Live auction will start at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction items will be available from 4 p.m until 7 p.m

Barbecued chicken dinners will be sold for $5 starting at 4 p.m. The program offers an opportunity for disabled individuals to experience the benefits of horseback riding. For more information or to donate items please call 528-3445.

Osteoporosis tests

to be held Nov. 13

Have you been tested for Osteoporosis? The Levy County Health Department in conjunction with Suwannee River Area Health Education Center is hosting a bone density screening Thursday, Nov. 13, from 3-6 p.m. for adults ages 30 and up. An educational session will take place from 3-3:30. Please call 486-3405 for more information or to schedule your appointment.