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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.

  • September

    Book Sale

    The Friends of the Williston Library will hold its Autumn Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. behind the library.

    Lions Club Car Show

    The Williston Lions Club will host a Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Registration is 8-11 a.m. and is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show.

    There will be a 50/50 drawing, live music from Chrome and a barbecue lunch will be available for purchase.

  • September

    Lions Club Sale

    The Williston Lions Club, located at 401 SE 6th Ave., is holding a huge used furniture sale Sept. 16. Come check out the selections available.

    All proceeds are used for community based programs. The club is open Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is also open Fridays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    WWII Vets

  • The Rotary Club of Williston will host its 5th Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run Saturday, Oct. 7 to kick off the Peanut Festival. The event includes a 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk open to all ages.

    Proceeds from the run go toward the Rotary Club of Williston’s service projects, Levy County Youth programs and the Rotary International Purple Pinkie project.

    Registration is just $30 for adults and $15 for students.

  • September

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon Thursday, Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Lions Club Sale

  • August

    Movie In The Park
    The city of Williston presents a Movie in the Park at the Heritage Park Pavilion Friday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    The movie – a tale as old as time – is a recent adaption of a timeless childhood classic.
    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and your family.

    Vet Fest
    Meridian SSVF and ForVets are sponsoring a Vet Fest Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton.

  • August

    Gospel Fest

    The 16th Annual WE SOAR Gospel Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

    Doors open at 4 p.m. and the music starts at 5 p.m. Featured musical guests include Danny Nunn, Wanda Cobb, The Kingdom Singers, Anne Mixon Stacy, Dancing with a Purpose and Inspirational Daughters of Joy.

    For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Movie In The Park