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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Saturday, January 5

    Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, January 7

    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.

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

    Tuesday, January 8

  • Along with changes in terrain, I've also observed changes in mood while walking in our natural Florida landscapes.

    Recently I've been out in the woods during dusk, when the sun is disappearing and the trees look black against an orange-streaked sky.

    At dusk in the next door woods and around the cabin my mood can becomes peaceful and quiet as I watch for night creatures to come forth.

  • JANUARY

    4 - The City Council voted 3-2 to place a referendum on the ballot increasing council terms to three years.

    The Florida League of Cities honored Mayor Gerald Hethcoat with a proclamation and a pin marking his 25 years in elective office.

    11 - A former radio operator tells of his World War II role in Greenland.

    City election qualifying is next week.

    The water district has limited lawn watering.

    18 - The controversy over City Manager Jim Coleman's contract heated up at the council meeting.

  • Growing up in the northern part of our country usually meant snow and ice on New Year's Eve,. This also meant that we rang in the New Year from our own living room on many of those years. Of course, there was no shortage of celebration complete with streamers, noisemakers and party hats! For the most part the evening was spent with our immediate family and a few friends who lived close enough to walk (or snow-shoe, if necessary) over to our house for the traditional counting down of the minutes until the New Year arrived.

  • Monday, December 31

    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.

    Tuesday, January 1

    Happy New Year from the Staff of the Williston Pioneer Sun News

    Wednesday, January 2

    Cousin Vicki reads to pre-schoolers, 9:30 a.m., Williston Public Library.

    Tax Collector services available, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., trailer on SW 1st St., opposite Police Station.

  • Spring sports registration set for WYAA

    Spring sports registration for the Williston Youth Athletic Association will be held on four dates in January:

    Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    To register, each player will need a $75 registration fee and a copy of their birth certificate.

    Registration is for t-ball, soccer, baseball and softball. Ages are 5-6 for t-ball, 7-14 for the other sports.

  • For starters, I'll talk about my nature observations, and then to celebrate the New Year, I'll have a little fun with words.

    A baby raccoon walked by the back of the cabin, checked a water dish and continued along the fence row. Raccoons remind me of animals like wallabies that have longer hind legs than front legs. It gives them a peculiar slanted look, their hind end higher than their front end. Raccoons don't exhibit such an extreme difference between front and hind legs, but still it's noticeable.

  • If anything like mine; kitchens everywhere have had a steady stream of baking and cooking going on during this entire month. This year I am finished early with all the baking of treats that Jim likes to have around and that we give as gifts. My big table is cleared and everything put away for another year and now I am going to enjoy the remaining days leading up to fixing Christmas dinner.