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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.

  • June

    WAG Adoption Events

    The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will host adoption events the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning at Winn Dixie Saturday, June 24.

    Pups and information will be there from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    WAG will sponsor these events through September. Please ask your friends and family to come and support finding these animals forever homes.

    Haven Hospice Training

  • June

    WE SOAR Summer Programs

    WE SOAR, Inc. will host its 2017 Summer Enrichment Program June 5-Aug. 12 offering piano/keyboard lessons, drums/percussion lessons, dance, pantomime and drama.

    Sessions will start in the evening from 6:30-8/9 p.m. at various locations.

    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or email wesoar06@hotmail.com.

    Wininger Town Hall Meeting

  • May

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will host another Movie in the Park Friday, May 26 at the Heritage Park Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m. No admission. Free popcorn and drinks.

    Dementia Support Group

    A local support group for caregivers who are coping with loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting Saturday, May 27 from 1-3 p.m. in the community center at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St.

  • May

    Tai Chi Classes

    Tai Chi classes for arthritis and fall prevention will be held Monday and Wednesday beginning May 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 623 East Noble Ave., Williston.

    Comfortable attire is requested. The instructor will be Elizabeth Dalusio.

    To pre-register, call Phyllis Williams at Fountain of Life Church, 538-4474.

    For more information call, 692-5219.

    CEE Meeting

  • May

    Tai Chi Classes

    Tai Chi classes for arthritis and fall prevention will be held Monday and Wednesday beginning May 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 623 East Noble Ave., Williston.

    Comfortable attire is requested. The instructor will be Elizabeth Dalusio.

    To pre-register, call Phyllis Williams at Fountain of Life Church, 538-4474.

    For more information call, 692-5219.

    WII Vets and Proud of It

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Brazeal will celebrate 50 years of marriage April 29.

    The couple was married at First Christian Church in Tampa in 1967, before moving to Gainesville and later Williston, where they reared their three children, Robert, Derrick and LuAnn. They have seven grandchildren, Devon, Cole, Gage, Kash and Livia Brazeal; Addison and Holton Love and son-in-law, Brian Love.

    The couple attends First United Methodist Church of Williston.