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  • Council tables action on request from Fair

    Working with the minimum number of the contingent required to complete the city's business - councilmen Jake Cason and Cal Byrd were absent - the Williston City Council tabled two matters which it deemed important enough to require the presence of the full council.

    The three remaining councilors completed the remainder of the agenda, listened to an unexpected presentation by a representative of the union that is attempting to organize city employees and voted, with a sharp dissent from council president Debra Jones, to cancel their Dec. 18 meeting.

  • Klover Leaf has grown over its 25 years

    What started 25 years ago as the small shop on the hill has become one of the largest western stores in the state. Klover Leaf Tack and Western Wear, known as simply Klover Leaf to the locals, carries more apparel and tack than any other western store in the area. On any given day you can find thousands of boots in stock, and always customers are assisted by the friendliest employees. Even if Klover Leaf doesn't have it, they'll help you find it.

  • Riding for injured deputy

    The streets of Williston were suddenly filled with motorcycles about 11 a.m. Saturday as dozens of bikes and bikers roared through in a benefit for injured deputy Justin Mashburn.

    Mashburn was injured in an accident Oct. 20.

    Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office said that 137 riders on 115 bikes took part in the benefit.

  • City officials get raises

    The Williston City Council voted at its meeting last week to award both the city manager and the city clerk 2 percent merit increases. Each has already been awarded the standard 3 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) afforded to every city employee.

    Council president Debra Jones presented her synthesis of the performance evaluations of each of the charter officers. Based on the overall scores, the recommendations were that City Clerk Barbara Henson receive a 4 percent merit increase, and that City Manager Jim Coleman be granted a 3.5 percent merit increase.

  • Parade, Light-Up event are Dec. 7

    The Holiday season is just around the corner and the GFWC Williston Junior Woman?s Club is sponsoring the 6th Annual Williston Christmas Parade. The parade will begin on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. and will be the official start of the 2007 Light Up Williston Festivities. This year the parade theme is ?The Night Before Christmas.?

    Once Santa Claus arrives and brings the parade through town, he will be available for pictures near the pavilion.

  • City workers may consider union

    Some Williston workers are being urged to unionize.

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, describes itself as ?the nation?s largest and fastest growing public service employees union.?

  • City officials get small raises

    The Williston City Council voted at its meeting last week to award both the city manager and the city clerk 2 percent merit increases. Each has already been awarded the standard 3 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) afforded to every city employee.

    Council president Debra Jones presented her synthesis of the performance evaluations of each of the charter officers. Based on the overall scores, the recommendations were that City Clerk Barbara Henson receive a 4-percent merit increase, and that City Manager Jim Coleman be granted a 3.5-percent merit increase.

  • Upcoming events

    Dinner for vets is today

    AmVets Post 444, 115 N.E. Sixth Blvd. Williston, is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 5-7 p.m. It is open to the veterans and their families.

    The club is receiving contributions from Hitchcock?s and Winn Dixie. For information call 528-2550.

    Reunion meeting delayed

    for WHS class of 1998

    There will be no meeting on Saturday, Nov. 24, to plan the 10-year reunion for the Williston High School Class of 1998.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, November 26

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

    Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

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

    VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    Williston Single Seniors Social Club (for people 55 plus), 6:30 p.m., Billy Jack's Restaurant, call Ron 528-2151 for more information.

    CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.

    Tuesday, November 27

  • Chili entries sought

    Do you make great chili? Is it better than other people?s chili? Here?s a chance to prove it.

    The Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will sponsor its annual Chili Cook-Off as part of the Light Up Williston ceremonies on Dec. 7. Each chef in the ?mild? and ?spicy? categories (you may enter both) is asked to make a minimum of five quarts of chili. (Tables, electrical outlets, spoons and cups for serving will be provided.)