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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Dan Baldwin III of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Danielle Baldwin, to James Everett Breeden III, son of Mr and Mrs. James Everett Breeden, Jr. of Williston.

  • Jim Coleman, city manager of Williston, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organization.

    Coleman is one of only 1,009 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. This is the Williston city manager's fifth annual and consecutive credential award by ICMA.

  • In my younger life, I never expected to end up in Florida. Now during the winter holidays I've come to appreciate Florida's appeal. On Christmas I walked in the next door woods, enjoying the soft light on olive green live oak leaves, russets of turkey oaks, golden tans of rushes and brown to gray bark of tree trunks. Bluejays called in tree tops; chickadees chittered in lower branches.

  • Monday, January 14, 2008

    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.

    VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

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

    WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

  • Cancer awareness presentation Saturday

    The public is invited to come and listen to facts given about colon and prostate cancer. This information will be given by Dr. Mary Hill from Alachua County.

    The presentation will be at the Oasis Center, 115 S.E. 10th St., on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9-10 a.m. For information call 528-1249, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avis Seabrook is the sponsor.

  • Whether you are at home all day, as Jim and I now are, or are still a part of the working force, nothing is more satisfying or comforting than to sit down to a simple supper of a bowl of steaming hot soup (this includes chili) with muffins, cornbread or homemade bread.

    It seems that since Jim retired last June we have been on a campaign to do all the things that we never had time or energy to get to before then. First it was to get the 5th wheel ready and up to Indiana, where we spent September and October. Once home it was time to begin holiday preparations.

  • The Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first program of the year on Thursday, Jan. 17. It will be in the library starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be a combination visual and speaking program.

  • Landmark Communications Inc., parent of Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI), owner of the Williston Pioneer Sun News, has hired national investment firms to explore selling the Norfolk, Va.-based company.

    "I can confirm that Landmark Communications has retained investment banks JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company's businesses," said Richard F. Barry III, vice chairman of the company.

  • Christmas and even New Year's is past for another year. We have all somehow survived one more year of trying some new recipes and making the traditional ones. It seemed like I would never be done; there was always one more recipe to prepare. But then, a few days before Christmas, everything was made and stored so that gift plates could be made and Jim and I would have goodies throughout the remainder of the season.

  • Fair group to meet

    The general meeting of the Levy County Fair Association will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall.

    'Grease' auditions set

    "Grease" is the word for the Suwannee Valley Players, who will perform the musical in March.

    Auditions are being held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.