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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Monday, December 24

    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.

    Williston Single Seniors Social Club (for people 55 plus), 6:30 p.m., Billy Jack's Restaurant, call Ron 528-2151 for more information.

    Tuesday, December 25

    MERRY CHRISTMAS From the staff of The Williston Pioneer Sun News

    Wednesday, December 26

  • Rotary votes to move meetings to noon

    The Rotary Club of Williston conducted a poll of its members last Tuesday morning at a rescheduled General Assembly meeting. The resulting majority vote was to change the time of day the Rotary Club met from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Lauren Marie Webb of Micanopy and Ray Richard Davis of Brooker will be married on Dec. 28, 2007.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger S. and Patricia G. Webb. She is a recent graduate from Agnes Scott College with a B.A. degree in economics.

    The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas R. and Richelle A. Davis. He is a recent graduate from ITT Technical Institute with a B.S. degree in technical project management.

    The wedding will be at Ochwilla Baptist Church, Highway 21, Hawthorne, at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Clay Woods of Morriston announce the engagement of their son, Cory A. Tepfenhart, 21, to Megan Rae Magee, 22, of Carlsbad, Calif., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Magee of Poway, Calif.

    The bride-to-be is an administrative assistant at Infoplace USA and student at Cal State San Marcos, studying to obtain her teaching degree.

  • I still become amazed at how different winter is here compared to where I grew up in New Jersey. There I hoped for snow. Here I know better. I know it won't snow, so I sit on the front porch writing this, wearing a sleeve-less top.

    What can I do on these glorious days but go out and enjoy nature? Yesterday I kayaked solo for the first time. I've been kayaking in company three times. I put in at the same boat ramp I've been to twice before. I knew I could carry the kayak by myself, and that I could get in and out of it unassisted.