Features http://www.willistonpioneer.com/features/todaysfeatures en Exceeding Expectations http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/exceeding-expectations <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_15.jpg" alt="During medieval times, barbers performed surgery on customers, as well as tooth extractions. D.C. Floyd simply gives haircuts and opens minds to opportunities." title="During medieval times, barbers performed surgery on customers, as well as tooth extractions. D.C. Floyd simply gives haircuts and opens minds to opportunities." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Paul Jones</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> When you or I hold an expectation for something it tends to fall in one of three basic categories. An expectation can go unfulfilled, it can be met, or an expectation can be exceeded.</p> <p> Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.</p> Saved by a rock http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/saved-rock <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_13.jpg" alt="Linda Buonomo&#039;s signature decorated rock is one that honors our nation&#039;s veterans. She&#039;s especially happy that now she can mount them to pedestals to be kept as inside mementoes." title="Linda Buonomo&#039;s signature decorated rock is one that honors our nation&#039;s veterans. She&#039;s especially happy that now she can mount them to pedestals to be kept as inside mementoes." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn&#39;t sure she was going to pull through.</p> <p> Her husband had died from a fierce battle with bladder cancer. Her family was in South Florida. She lost the home that she and her husband lived in.</p> <p> It was dire times.</p> <p> &quot;I was ready to give up on everything,&quot; Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. &quot;A little rock literally saved my life.&quot;</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-82 <p> April</p> <p> WW Vets Luncheon</p> <p> WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.</p> <p> For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.</p> <p> Town Hall Meeting</p> <p> Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.</p> <p> Numbers Trivia Game</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-81 <p> April</p> <p> WW Vets Luncheon</p> <p> WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.</p> <p> For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.</p> <p> Town Hall Meeting</p> <p> Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.</p> <p> Numbers Trivia Game</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-80 <p> April</p> <p> WW Vets Luncheon</p> <p> WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.</p> <p> For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.</p> <p> Town Hall Meeting</p> <p> Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School. (See page 3 for more information.)</p> <p> Meet and Greet with the Author</p> Reception for the Mayor April 5 http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/reception-mayor-april-5 <p> The city of Williston will host a retirement reception for Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church.</p> Rotary Club Egg Hunt http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/rotary-club-egg-hunt <p> The Rotary Club of Williston will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt and complimentary hotdog lunch at the John Henry Celebration Park this Saturday, March 31.</p> <p> Festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at 11 a.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate in the fun. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-79 <p> March</p> <p> FOWL Book Sale</p> <p> The Friends of the Williston Library will hold its spring book sale Saturday, March 24 between 8:30-11:30 a.m.</p> <p> There will also be a table of non-book treasures.</p> <p> AL Pig Roast</p> <p> The Sons of the American Legion Post 236 will host a pig roast and membership drive Sunday, March 25 beginning at 2 p.m. to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day later in the week on March 29.</p> <p> Veterans will eat free and all others will pay $8 per plate.</p> <p> The post is located at 9550 Alt. 27, Bronson.</p>