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Today's Features

  • College can be such a daunting experience…living away from home for the first time, trying to figure out where you fit in, learning to adapt to such a totally different environment. For local retired teacher Mary Gene Bailey French, joining a sorority was a real life saver! And recently, she received a certificate and white violet charm, recognizing her almost-75 years of membership in Zeta Tau Alpha.

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    If it weren’t for the gauze pressure bandage around her knee, you’d never know that Morriston’s Paige Douglas is in a fight for her life.

  • Karon Johnson’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.

    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. 

    Reared in Dunnellon,  Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.

  • It was a feat that ends up on morning TV talk shows.
    Monday, an 8-year-old Jack Russell out on her afternoon bathroom break disappeared.
    “I’d seen a turtle the day before,” said the dog’s owner, Patty Hatch, “and thought she was following it.”
    Indeed she had.
    Penny, the curious Jack Russell, had wandered the way of the turtle and somehow became trapped in the turtle/gopher hole.

  • Free Movie In The Park

    The city of Williston will host a Movie in the Park Friday, March 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Popcorn and drinks are provided free.

    Yard Sale

    Rapscallion to the Rescue will host a yard sale Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Heritage Park Pavilion on Main Street in Williston.

    All proceeds go toward RttR programs such as Fix it Forward, a spay/neuter initiative for Levy County. The group will also sell raffle tickets for a family four pack of Disney tickets.

  • March

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will present The Wizard of Oz each weekend through March 19 with a matinee March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

    Call 352-493-ARTS now to reserve your tickets because it is expected most dates will sell out.

    FOL Book Sale

  • March

    Tourism Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S. Alt. 27) –Levy County Road Dept. Office Building.

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will debut The Wizard of Oz March 3. The show will run each weekend through March 19 with matinees on March 11 and March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

  • February

    Concealed Weapon Class

    Covenant Connection Marriage Ministry of Unity Temple International Fellowship in their fundraising efforts will have a Basic Pistol Class through the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost of the class is $65.

    Each participant must bring picture ID. You can also bring your gun, ear and eye protection and 25 rounds of ammunition if you have it.

    The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Classroom, located at 9150 NE 80th Ave. Bronson, FL 32621.

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    February

    Cowboy Bob At The Library

    As part of the Black Stallion Literacy Program Cowboy Bob and his Gyspy pony, Max will be visiting the Levy County Public Library System. Cowboy Bob will read stories around the campfire. Then each child at the program will get to visit with his real Gyspy pony, Max. The events are free to youth of all ages and their families.

    Cowboy Bob will be at the Williston Public Library 6 p.m. Feb. 22.

     

    CEE Meeting

  • Darrell L. Kline and Mary P. Kline will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Monday, Feb. 20. The couple was married in Freehold, N.J.

    The Klines moved to Morriston in 1992.  They have four children: Lisa Jazikoff, Michael, Chris and Kevin Kline; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Kline retired from Ford Motor Company and Mrs. Kline retired from the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce.