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  • AMVETSee^plan Labor Day Marathon

    Saturday, Sept. 5: A Car-Truck-Bike Show hosted by the Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88, Bronson (next to the Speedway on S.R. 24). Music is by DJ Jeff. Pulled pork plate ($6) or chicken leg quarters ($5) with sides are available. Pre-registration is $15, or day of show $20. Registration is open from 9 a.m. until noon. Awards presented at 2 p.m. Registration forms are available at Ace Hardware in Bronson or at Post 88.

  • SVP casting next week for holiday show

    Suwannee Valley Players will audition its upcoming production of Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose, a comedy written by Pat Cook.

    Editor JJ Garnes of the Herald Tribune makes sure to use the holiday to his own advantage, whether it be to expose a crooked mayor or sell a few more issues with just the right angle. And he thinks he finds it when he finds a letter from a small boy who “don’t want no more Christmases.”

  • Authorities look for person(s) responisble for abused horse

    An abandoned horse that was malnourished and unable to stand was euthanized Monday. The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reported that Deputy Ella Anderson was called to NE 154 Place and Martin Road near Bronson after witnesses spotted the horse in an area known for illegal dumping of trash and animal carcasses (wild hog and deer). Deputy Anderson summoned Morgan Silver, the President of Horse Protection Association of Florida, for expert advice and assistance.

  • WAGee^will host adopt-a-thon Sept. 12

    The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will hold its first monthly adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 12 under the trees at the Winn Dixie parking lot, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Volunteers and foster parents will bring dogs that are ready to be adopted for you to play with and perhaps take home with you.

  • Miracle Vision wants men to be men

    Lavoisier Denson is on a mission from God. The 28-year-old, whose roots are tied to the Williston area, wants to see other men, black, white and all colors in between, step up, be accountable, take responsibility and be men-real men, as dictated by the Holy Scriptures.

    Starting today (Thursday) and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 5, Denson’s church, Miracle Vision, will host a men’s conference focusing on the theme “Men Unified in One Spirit”.

  • Church Briefs

    .North Chiefland Church of God

    Attention all area pastors, youth groups, bands and drama teams. You are invited to be a part of ENCOUNTERFEST 2009: Sept. 3-5 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Chiefland Church of God.

    More than your average “Youth Revival”, this event will be an area wide, multi-church meeting. Youth groups from around the area will be performing skits, mimes, and drama shorts each night.

    The music will be up-beat and fresh featuring our live band, “Radio Emprise” from Priscilla Baptist Church in Bell.

  • 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.

    Read the story in this week's Pioneer.

  • Red Devils scorch PK Yonge

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to PK Yonge and after a 14-14 tie at the end of the first half, the offense began to gel.

    Red Devils' Deonte Welch took the game under his belt and led the Red Devils to a 33-14 win.

    Welch had a total of 179 rushing yards and 71 in the fourth quarter alone while scoring two touchdowns. DJ King also had two touchdowns for the Red Devils in the win.

     

  • Six qualify for Bronson Council seats

    Six candidates have qualified to run in the Sept. 8 Bronson Town Council elections according to Town Clerk Kelli Brettel.

    Three seats are open and the incumbents have qualified in each race: Aaron Edmondson in Seat One, Vice Mayor Beatrice Mongo in Seat Three and Melody LaFlam in Seat Five.

  • Handgun on job lands man in jail

    A 10-year career at Wellee^Bilt Industries came to a halt last week for a convicted felon who brought a handgun to work.

    According to the Williston Police Department, Richard A. Williams, 50, of SE Third Street hid a handgun in a piece of pipe and threatened to kill any co-worker who said anything about it.

    However, employees, concerned about safety in the workplace, notified management who then in turn called the police.

    Williams had served time in prison for killing a man in Bradford County 20 years ago