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  • Serving Our Country

    Army Pvt. William M. Vaughan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Yulee- Diddley Day is Saturday

    Though there’s a lot going on this weekend, the Yulee-Diddley Day in Archer is promising to be a statewide event that will see thousands of people descend on the village to our north.

    At the Williston Chamber of Commerce last week, Yulee-Diddley Day promoter Bert Wetherington told members that vendors from across Florida have committed to the day which combines to honor David Levy Yulee, Florida’s first state senator and this county’s namesake, and Music Hall of Famer Bo Diddley, who died last year.

  • Church News

    Mini Speaker Program

    Jones Temple COGIC, and its Pastor Reginald Williams, Sister Rose Williams and church family, will host a mini speaker program June 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will be three speakers: Cheryl Jones, Cornelia Robinson and Mimi Johnson. There will also be a Speak-A-Song by Eloise Carnigie.

    Saturday, June 6, will be the Community Fun Day at the church on the grounds. There will be free food, fun and games. There will be a clothes give-a-away. For more information please call 528-3411 on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7:30 pm.

  • Church will pay tribute to military Memorial weekend

    The Rev. Carroll Phillips, an evangelist from Winter Haven will pay tribute to our military at a concert on Friday, May 29 at Living Water Life Center, Morriston, following the monthly fellowship dinner.

    This month’s theme will be a “Memorial Day Picnic Supper” which is at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the military tribute, Phillips will also perform some tunes from the 50s and a selection of favorite gospel pieces. The cost is $6 per person or $15 per family.

  • Concert to help family of children who died

    A benefit concert to help raise money for a Micanopy family that recently lost two of their children in a car accident will be held Saturday, May 30 from 1 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Community Plaza in Gainesville.

    The public is invited to attend this free event that will feature live bands, raffles, food and more.

    The music will start at 1 p.m. and will feature the Babylonians, 8 Track Automatic, TrumpsWig, Tuna Colada, Stava Mala, Jaryd Smart and Michael Lesousky.

  • Reception to honor Perry

    Mrs. Yvonne Perry will be retiring from teaching after 36 years. Williston Middle School will be having a Retirement Reception for her on Thursday, May 28t in their Cafeteria from 5:30- 7 p.m. All of her family, friends, current and former students are invited to attend.

    Mrs. Perry started teaching in 1973 at JBE as an ESE teacher. She moved over to WMS in 1976 where she has been since.

     

  • JWC’s check will help kids be kids

    The GFWC Williston Junior Woman's Club presented The Guardian Foundation, the non-profit arm of Guardian ad Litem, with a GFWC Florida Juniors' Special Project: One Voice for Children a grant of $1,000 at the club's May meeting. The grant will help provide some of the over 100 Levy County children in the Guardian ad Litem Program with the "extras" that make being a kid fun. These "extras" include summer camp, youth sports, school field trips, clubs, and other extra curricular activities.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, May 30

    •Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    Monday, June 1

    •Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    •AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    •Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt.

    •Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, June 2

    •Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Wild Hog comes through, again

    “This is more like the old days, the kind of money we used to raise,” said Betty Walker, Executive Director of Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC).

    She was talking about the check for $10,400 that officers from Bronson AMVETS Post 88 had just presented her, the proceeds from last month’s 33rd Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race. With some 50 sponsors and 60 boats in this year’s race, AMVETS’ contribution vastly exceeded the take from any Wild Hog race in years.

  • Things to do, places to go

    Dunnellon Visionary

    May 28

    The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Destination Dunnellon Committee will hold a Visionary Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

    The upcoming meeting’s agenda is to review visions created by other groups in the Dunnellon area and to discuss how to implement the plan currently endorsed by the City of Dunnellon into a vision for the entire Dunnellon area.