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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.

  • 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

  • July

    Movie In The Park

    The city of Williston will present another Movie in the Park night beginning at 7:30 Friday, July 28 at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and enjoy the movie.

    August

    Poley-Horne Reunion

    The Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10 a.m. You are invited to come early to catch up on family news. Lunch will be at 12:30.

  • Ribbon Cutting

    Quick Care Med, located at 514 W. Noble Ave., will hold an open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20 (today) following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Meet the staff, learn about the services, enjoy food and refreshments and enter drawings for prizes.

    RSVP by emailing marketing@quickcaremed.com or call 528-9355.

    Barbecue Weekend

  • It's time to start thinking about the 29th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival, scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for booth space at the event. Visit www.willistonfl.com or come by the Chamber office at 607 SW 1st. Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Applications for Little Peanut Royalty are also at the Chamber office, city hall and the Chamber website.

  • July

    Movie In The Park For Grownups

    The city of Williston will present Movie in the Park Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Please bring a chair or blanket and come and enjoy a grown-up friendly movie with free popcorn and drinks provided and sponsored by the First United Methodist Church Youth Group and Maguire’s Auto Repair.

    Upcoming

    FOWL Book Sale