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  • Pioneer looks for work photos

    The Williston Pioneer wants to see your photos of people working. What says “work” to you? Is it the farmer? The fast food employee? Your child mowing the lawn?

    Send in your photos by Monday, Sept. 21 for publication in the Sept. 24 edition.

    E-mail to editor@willistonpioneer.com or mail or drop by our office at 28 NW First Ave.

    All photos will be published. Please identify everyone in the photo.

  • Class will teach about Red Cross

    The American Red Cross will be offering a training program to raise awareness of the Red Cross mission and services and equip Red Cross volunteers. The Fulfilling Our Mission class will be useful for learning the heart of the mission of the American Red Cross, which includes responding to emergencies, providing disaster relief, and preventing and relieving suffering.

    Training for Fulfilling Our Mission will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center (adjacent to the Levy County Jail), located at 9010 NE 79th Ave., Bronson.

  • Williston FFAee^heads to Nationals

    Two Williston FFAee^teams took top honors at the 81st annual Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando June 8-13.

    Among the winnings were the Parliamentary Procedure team and the Meats Evaluation team.

    The Parliamentary Procedure team consists of Ashton Bloom, Tyler Brooks, Lott Bullock, Arielle Claude, Kendra Claude and Victoria Sandlin.

    The members of the Meats Evaluation team are Arielle Claude, Zachary Estevez, Ryan Feagle and Victoria Sandlin. Other accomplishments include:

    • The Livestock Evaluation team–Second place

  • Philip Morris researcher to address Levy coalition

    The Levy County Health Department’s Tobacco Program Specialist will host a coalition meeting on Sept. 22 at Capital City Bank located at 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland from 6-8 p.m.

  • County millage same as last year

    The Levy County Commission gave preliminary approval to a $61 million annual budget that uses every penny of its reserves and its capital improvement fund to balance the books and keeps property tax millage at last year’s rate of 7.4212.

  • Council agrees to keep millage same at 5.9025

    Three members of the city council unanimously voted for the tentative version of the city’s 2009-2010 budget and millage rate.

    Council president Debra Jones and council members Brooks Holloway and Mike Shoemaker were present when city manager Marcus Collins and finance director Mark Schiefer presented the third version of the budget. Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, who has no vote, was also present.

  • Levy Cup stays in Williston
  • AARP sponsors flu shot clinic Sept. 11

    AARP Area Chapter 912 will hold the annual Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Friday, Sept. 11 at Williston City Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maxim Health Systems, LLC will administer the vaccinations this year.

    Costs are: influenza $25 and pneumonia $35 for those paying for their immunizations. Medicare recipients need a picture identification and your Medicare card in order for Medicare to be billed directly at no cost to the consumer. Those with insurance covering the cost of the injection(s) will receive a receipt to submit to insurance for reimbursement.

  • 11th hour attempt at county raises dies

    A last-minute suggestion and plea for a pay raise for Levy County employees - the first in two years - died on the vine in Monday afternoon’s budget workshop.

    Commissioner Danny Stevens made the suggestion to his fellow commissioners to spark discussion on a topic that has hung heavy over budget talks this year: Would county workers go without a pay increase for a third year in a row?

  • Hospital changes management

    Nature Coast Hospital is under new management and change is already taking place.

    Partners Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD) out of Overland Park, Kan. became the new management group for the hospital Sept. 1, according to spokesman Nathan Adams, vice president of communication and government affairs.

    Adams said rumors that PHD had purchased the hospital are unfounded.

    With only one week into the acquistion, Adams said the first changes include the appointment of a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.