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By The Staff

Candidate holds

meeting Friday

Congressional candidate Tim Cunha, running for the 6th District seat, will hold Williston town meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Victorian Tea Room, 115 S.E. 1st Ave., one block south of Noble Avenue. Light refreshments will be served by the Democratic candidate, who will face Republican incumbent Cliff Stearns in November.

Bronson church

plans barbecue

The Bronson Church of God will hold a barbecue cook-off on Sept. 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the church. There will be free barbecue sandwiches and chips, free snow cones and hot dogs for the children (in case they don't want barbecue). There will also be a snail crawl and a bounce house for the children to play on, and you can register to win a custom-made barbecue grill.

For information call the church at 486-4924 and ask for Jessica.

GOP holds rally

in South Levy

The Yankeetown - Inglis Republican Club is having a post-primary candidates rally on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Lions Club on 59th Street, Yankeetown. This is the public's chance to meet and chat with the Republican candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Light refreshments will be served.

The following have accepted invitations: Oz Barker, for Levy County Property Appraiser; Abraham Blitch for Levy County Commission District 1; Don Curtis, for Florida House District 10; Charles Dean, for State Senate, District 3; Bob Hastings, for Levy County School Superintendent; Jerry Robinson, for County commission District 5 and Ginny Brown Waite for U.S. Congress.

For reservations call Edith McCrimmon at (352) 447-2622 or Karen Goode at (352) 447-3640. The public is invited.

Genealogy group

meets on Sunday

The Levy County Genealogy and History Society will meet on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Log Cabin Quilt Museum, located between Chiefland and Bronson.

Bobby Powell, of the Alachua County Library District, will present a program on the resources for genealogical research available from the Alachua Library District. She will also include information on Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest, both databases that are very useful for research.

Anyone interested in this information is invited to attend the meeting.

Miss Williston

open house set

The Miss Williston pageant will be held this year on Oct. 18 at the Williston High School Auditorium.

The first informational open house for any girls who are interested in being in the pageant will be held on Monday, Sept. 15. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the girls interested in the Miss Williston pageant and the Junior Miss Williston Pageant should attend. From 7 to 7:30 p.m. the girls interested in the Little Miss Williston Pageant should attend.

The open house will be held at the Williston School of Dance located at 153 N.W. 6th St., Williston.

For any additional questions, please visit www.willistonjuniors.org or call Scarlett at 352-558-4152.

Tourism group

meets on Monday

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

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

Library Friends

meet on Tuesday

Friends of the Williston Public Library will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the library at 7 p.m.

This meeting will kick off the 2008-2009 season of Friends as the organization holds book fairs and its Christmas Baskets Auction to generate monies for library needs.

Friends is in existence to enhance the library holdings and to have events during the fall, winter and spring to enrich people in and around Williston.

The first book fair was held Saturday, Sept. 6 and netted well over $650. This was more than the first sale last year in spite of the bleaker economic time.

Friends is very grateful that people who still read are so numerous and willing to buy used books. There were many customers still in the hall at 2 p.m. when leftover books had to packed up.


visits library

Friends of the Williston Public Library announce the first event of the fall 2008-2009 library season. S. M. Wells, a Florida Highwayman from Tennessee, will give a talk on the history and adventures of the Highwaymen when they occupied the art stage between the years of 1940 and 1980.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

Wells will also paint a canvass during his appearance and Friends will buy the painting. Friends will then sell raffle tickets during the year and raffle the painting off at the Williston Woman's Club Art Exhibition in May, 2009. While the Highwaymen's paintings were sold in the early days for as little as $10, many of those same paintings command prices of over a thousand dollars.

Wells will have samples of some of the Highwaymen works and the talk will cover their history and travels. Wells lives in Tennessee now.

Friends welcomes this event and urges people in and around Williston to come.