Features http://www.willistonpioneer.com/features/todaysfeatures en Faith Bigger Than Fear http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/faith-bigger-fear <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0153.jpg" alt="Paige Douglas is all smiles after a 14-year battle with synovial sarcoma." title="Paige Douglas is all smiles after a 14-year battle with synovial sarcoma." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> <br /> If it weren&rsquo;t for the gauze pressure bandage around her knee, you&rsquo;d never know that Morriston&rsquo;s Paige Douglas is in a fight for her life.</p> Man with a big heart http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/man-big-heart <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_03191.jpg" alt="Karon Johnson knows it’s a great day to be alive." title="Karon Johnson knows it’s a great day to be alive." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Karon Johnson&rsquo;s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> While he is an imposing figure of a man, his voice is soft much like his demeanor. However, it is that smile that speaks loudly and proudly of who he is.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Reared in Dunnellon, &nbsp;Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Lucky Penny http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/lucky-penny <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/IMG_0148.JPG" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> It was a feat that ends up on morning TV talk shows.<br /> Monday, an 8-year-old Jack Russell out on her afternoon bathroom break disappeared.<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;d seen a turtle the day before,&rdquo; said the dog&rsquo;s owner, Patty Hatch, &ldquo;and thought she was following it.&rdquo;<br /> Indeed she had.<br /> Penny, the curious Jack Russell, had wandered the way of the turtle and somehow became trapped in the turtle/gopher hole.<br /> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-19 <p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">25th Anniversary</b></p> <p class="p2"> Nature Coast Rehabilitation will celebrate 25 years Thursday, July 21 (today) with an anniversary party at their South Main Street location from 5-7 p.m.</p> <p class="p2"> Meet owner Beth Hicks and her staff&nbsp; and wish them another 25 years.</p> <p class="p2"> The business is located at 37 South Main St., Suite C, catty-corner from the Williston Police Department.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>Pitmasters Wanted</b></p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-18 <p class="p1"> <i>July</i></p> <p class="p2"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">DAV Cookout</b></p> Owens' family welcomes new daughter http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/owens-family-welcomes-new-daughter <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/piper.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Allison and Jeremy Owens of Royston, Ga. announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Piper Rae, born at 1:45 p.m. June 27, 2016 at St. Mary&#39;s Hospital in Athens, Ga.</span></p> <p class="p1"> The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.</p> <p class="p1"> Maternal grandparents are Carolyn (Tom) Ten Broeck of Williston and Bill Risner of Canon, Ga.</p> <p class="p1"> Paternal grandparents are the late Jerry and Diane Owens of Elberton, Ga.</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-17 <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tree.jpg" alt="To some they are an eyesore, but to others a thing of beauty. The large trees flanking Williston City Hall are Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodora) native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India. How they got here is a mystery, but now that they&#039;ve been identified, they will be properly pruned and enjoyed." title="To some they are an eyesore, but to others a thing of beauty. The large trees flanking Williston City Hall are Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodora) native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India. How they got here is a mystery, but now that they&#039;ve been identified, they will be properly pruned and enjoyed." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <i>June</i></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <b>Childbirth/Parenting Classes</b></p> <p class="p4"> Tri-County Pregnancy will host Healthy Start Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting Education Classes for women who are at least 27 weeks pregnant. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> Classes will be held at 426 West Noble Ave., Williston, from 1- 4 p.m. for each class.</p> <p class="p4"> &bull; June 28&nbsp;Breastfeeding/Newborn Characteristics/Hospital Procedures/Newborn Care/Soothing/Growth and Development</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-16 <p> &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(20, 24, 34); font-family: 'Adobe Caslon Pro'; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; "><i>May</i></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 12.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> <b>JBES Kindergarten Registration</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Joyce Bullock Elementary School is now registering students for kindergarten.&nbsp;</p>