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Today's Features

  • First United Methodist Church of Williston (FUMC) will begin a Focused Living Retreat in October, but prior to that, 45-plus members-young and old, men and women, those who are retired and those who work long hours each week, gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the church's campus.

  • Going back over my columns, I've noticed bugs get short shrift. What to name a particular bug can be a puzzler. Do spiders belong in the bug category? What about butterflies? Is "bug" even a correct term. To help me, I checked out National Audubon's pocket guide to insects and spiders.

  • Saturday, September 20

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, September 22

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.

  • Candidate holds

    meeting Friday

    Congressional candidate Tim Cunha, running for the 6th District seat, will hold Williston town meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Victorian Tea Room, 115 S.E. 1st Ave., one block south of Noble Avenue. Light refreshments will be served by the Democratic candidate, who will face Republican incumbent Cliff Stearns in November.

    Bronson church

  • U.S. 19 looks like a pretty big piece of road, at least until both northbound lanes are crammed with motorcycles - some 275 of them. Cars and trucks waited, and their drivers stared, as a mile-long parade of chrome, fringed leather and flames flowed through the tiny U.S. 19-State Road 24 interchange into Otter Creek Saturday morning.

  • The word "retirement" can mean different things to different people. Take Dr. Lou Jensen, for example. He "retired" after a 34-year-career working at a medical clinic in Cocoa-Rockledge where he had spent a great deal of time treating space center employees. That was in 1988. Instead of taking life easy, though, he stayed active in his profession. He was often sent to different Florida cities to fill in where medical help was needed. He worked in clinics and nursing homes in a number of towns from the Panhandle to Lake City to Dowling Park.

  • The Levy County Fair held the first of its four pre-qualifying karaoke contests on Monday, Sept 1. It was a great time with a supportive attendance. The Fair Association puts on these pre-qualifying contest in order to pick the top five singers, who will line up to compete during the Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1. They will compete to be crowned the greatest karaoke singer in Levy County.

  • Monday, September 15

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    * Williston Junior Horseman's Club meeting, 6 p.m., Williston Horseman's Park, Southwest 19th Avenue. Contact Kim Kimball, 528-7602.

    Tuesday, September 16

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • While another tropical storm brews in the south, I'm looking at notes I took after the last storm. When I described being at home during that storm, I wrote that I didn't see any wild animals around the cabin. That's true. A day or two later was a different story.

  • Clothing giveaway

    There will be a free clothing giveaway at the Raleigh Church of God by Faith, 7891 N.E. Highway 41, on Sept. 6. There will also be free hot dogs.

    For information call 528-3132.

    Flag Team plans

    barbecue Saturday

    The Williston High School Flag Team will hold a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 in front of Williston City Hall.

    Tickets are $8 and include barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans and dessert.

    All proceeds go to the flag team.

    Book Fair planned

    at City Hall