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  • Donor kidneys needed

    As with everything else there are exceptions, but for the most part, the majority of people are good candidates for kidney donation and most can live happy, healthy lives with only one kidney.

    Tuesday, Dr. Michael Casey with the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation at the University of Florida explained to members of the Williston Rotary Club what causes renal failure and how transplants are preferable to a lifetime of dialysis.

  • Rotarians told that we're all responsible for safe water

    Take a gallon of water, remove one tablespoon and you have the representation of potable water worldwide.

    That was the opening analogy Tuesday when Charlie Smith gave a brief presentation to Williston Rotarians on how Rotary is helping preserve and protect water from Africa to Guatemala to Chiefland.

    Smith, a member of both Chiefland and Trenton Rotary Clubs, is also one of the clubs’ spokesman on the Tri-County Springs Promise geared at clean water awareness.

  • Emory Philman wants to rub you the right way

    Emory Philman puts his heart into his work and he has a tattoo to prove it.

    Philman, a massage therapist, is the newest member of Trenton Medical Center’s Williston office.

    A self-described farm boy from Bell, he became interested in massage therapy in 2002 and first learned equine massage at the Reddickee^School.

    Because of his genuine love of people–and the desire to help them feel better–he went to the Florida School of Massage and learned human techniques.

    For the last few years, Philman has alternated between horses and people.

  • Bronson salon cuts through economy to help those in need

    Spiraling downward. Unending. Stripes of red, white and blue.

    Was it really just a spinning barber pole outside a local salon?

    Or, was it a symbol echoing the feelings of so many Americans trying to get ahead, only to find they are getting further behind? Or maybe a helping hand?

    The sign out front, sandwiched between an enormous pair of scissors and a comb, read “The Hair Experts.”

  • Pioneer’s sister paper has new editor

    Change is in the air at the Chiefland Citizen and veteran journalist and former news editor Lou Elliott Jones steps up the helm as the newspaper’s editor.

    Jones replaces Jim Clark, who has taken another editor position near his home in Ocala.

    Jones joined the Citizen a year ago as a staff writer, and because of her strong newspaper background and leadership abilities, was promoted to news editor last fall.

  • Unemployment rates up again

    Today’s release of unemployment data for Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties shows an increase of unemployment rates, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • Bronson Chamber reorganizes; moves forward

    The Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to this membership drive and having local community people and other businesses to get involved and join us in the fun.

    The chamber is now meeting the third Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m.- 12: 30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall at 660 E. Hathaway Ave./Main Street, Bronson. The next meeting is June 19.

    The new Board of Directors are:

    President– Cindy Camp

    Vice President–Tommy Dunford

    Secretary–John Meeks

    Treasurer–Debbie Miller

  • Todd Etheridge named to Perkins board

    The shareholders and board of directors of Perkins State Bank announce the appointment of M. Todd Etheridge to the board of directors, effective April 10th.

    Etheridge will assume the seat of Louise Breeden, who retired after 65 years as an employee and board member.

    Etheridge is a life-long resident of Levy County and began his career with Perkins State Bank in 1994 as a teller working his way to his current position of executive vice president.

    He attended the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking.

  • Farmers Market update

    This coming Saturday, March 21, the Williston Farmers Market welcomes a great local smoker, George Cockill of “Do Right Cooking”. George will have his cooker on hand starting first thing Saturday morning and will be finishing some great Boston Butts and maybe a few racks of his famous ribs. Plates and sandwiches will be on sale during lunch at the Lions snack stand. George would be pleased to let you sample his variety and have you consider letting him smoke meats for your next family gathering, club activity or fundraising event.

  • Insurance firm opens

    Pamela Whitney has opened P.D. Whitney Insurance and Services at 123 N.E. 6th Blvd., Williston, next to King Munchie’s. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 529-0700.

    She came here in 2004. She has a broad background in insurance and business and received her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

    She serves the community with personal or business insurance needs, notary service and faxing.