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  • Valentine dinner is benefit for Relay for Life

    The First United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life Team will hold its annual Valentine’s Dinner  Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m.  
    The menu includes an appetizer, prime rib, salad, twice baked potatoes, dessert and beverage for $25. This also includes  fine dining music from local talent.
    Call the church office to schedule your reservation.  528-3636.
     “This is a time to spend with your “sweetie” or join someone as you celebrate/remember those who have been affected by cancer,” a spokesman said.

  • Davis will not seek another term

    Beth Davis, who has served on the Levy County School Board for 12 years, announced this week she will not seek re-election.
    In a statement, Davis said,  “I would like to announce my intention not to run for re-election for the Levy County School Board, Dist. 2 position.
     “I want to thank the people of Levy County for allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past 12 years. I consider this experience an honor.

  • Oz Barker will seek re-election

    Osborn “Oz” Barker will seek re-election to the post he serves as Levy County Property Appraiser. Below is his announcement.
    “It is with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity that you have given me over the past three plus years, that I hereby announce my intention to seek re-election as your Levy County Property Appraiser. I am truly grateful and humbled that you chose to elect me to serve you, the residents of this wonderful county, in this position of leadership.

  • Quilt Museum founder Winnelle Horne dies at 87

    A former editor of this newspaper gave a staff writer her very first assignment that was more than a story:
    Go to the Quilt Museum and meet Miss Winnelle and do a story on the 4H sewing camp.
    What the editor did not say was: If Miss Winnelle likes you, you can keep your job.
    Winnelle Horne was the straight talking director of the Levy County Quilt Museum, one of Levy County's jewels.
    Miss Winnelle died Monday at the age of 87.

  • Quilt Museum founder Winnelle Horne dies at 87

    A former editor of this newspaper gave a staff writer her very first assignment that was more than a story:
    Go to the Quilt Museum and meet Miss Winnelle and do a story on the 4H sewing camp.
    What the editor did not say was: If Miss Winnelle likes you, you can keep your job.
    Winnelle Horne was the straight talking director of the Levy County Quilt Museum, one of Levy County's jewels.
    Miss Winnelle died Monday at the age of 87.

  • Who will be Pioneer of the Year?

    For more than a decade, the spirit of the Williston Pioneer–the person, not the newspaper–has gone unheralded. This month that problem will be recitified.
    Each month through December, the newspaper will salute an individual who most typifies the Pioneer spirit–blazing new trails, making a difference in the community and standing out among  his peers as a mover and shaker.

  • Gingrich wins Levy GOP primary vote

    Mitt Romney may have carried Florida but it was Newt Gingrich who carried Levy County in Tuesday's GOP  presidential primary. But the good news was not in the results, but in the voting itself.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections website reported — all precincts in — that 3,632 of the county's 8,457 registered    Republicans cast ballots.

    That number was music to the ears of County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen.

  • Bronson Council members at odds with each other

    Although several agenda items were voted unanimously in favor of and put to rest at last week's Bronson Town Council meeting, one issue continued to rear it's ugly head: council members are not getting along.

    "Are you calling me a liar?" Council Member Berlon Weeks asked Vice-Mayor Franklin Schuler over an issue regarding the potential annexation of a nearby subdivision discussed at the meeting two weeks ago—a meeting Schuler missed.

  • Charles Goodman qualifies for city council, Group D

    Charles Goodman has qualified for Williston City Council, Group D–the seat held by incumbent Michael Shoemaker.

    In a statement released last week,  Goodman wrote:

    “My name is Charles Goodman.  I am a candidate for City Councilor in Williston and would like to invite the citizens of Williston to meet me at my home.

  • Pioneer of the Year will return Feb. 2

    For many years, the Williston Pioneer saluted unsung heroes with its Pioneer of the Year award.

    Next week, the tradition will be revived. Each month through December, the newspaper will salute an individual who most typifies the Pioneer spirit–blazing new trails, making a difference in the community and standing out among  his peers as a mover and shaker. 

    At the end of December,  monthly Pioneers will be featured and from them an independent panel of judges will select the Pioneer of the Year 2012.