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  • 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.)

  • Thankful for their home

    RALEIGH ? An elderly Raleigh couple are grateful for a deferred loan, which resulted in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home being built where their house of 46 years once sat.

    Thomas Days, 71, and Delories Days, 70, both said on Nov. 8 they ?feel real good? about the 1,104 square-foot house that is finished now. Their former house was in significant disrepair, including a roof that leaked.

  • Quilt show under way

    The Log Cabin Quilters are holding their 24th annual Quilt Show through Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 N.W.10th Ave., Chiefland.

    There are crafts and quilts, baked goods, a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8, and a quilt drawing Sunday, Dec. 9.

    For information call Winnelle Horne at 493-2801.

  • WMS put on lockdown

    On Nov.13, about 3:15 p.m., a school faculty member observed an individual in the woods adjacent to Williston Middle School armed with a gun. As a safety precaution the school implemented its lockdown procedures.

    There were no threats made to the students, school faculty or administrators. School officials took all necessary steps to provide a safe and secure environment.

  • Veterans honored at Levy Fair

    For a man in his early 20s, Cpl. Sean Henry has already seen a lot of action as a U.S. Marine. Now he's going around the country telling people about it as part of the military's "Why We Serve" program.

    Henry was the speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony held at the Levy County Fair in Williston on Monday.

    As a small crowd under the performance tent, and the Bronson High School Band, listened, he described some of the events he has gone through in two tours in Iraq.

  • Williston Business Plaza: Where progress meets community

    The name says it all.

    Nestled just one half block south of Downtown Williston on South Main Street, the brand new Williston Business Plaza is host to a mix of professional offices and retail/service establishments.

    With Phases 1 and 2 now complete and fully occupied, Williston Business Plaza, LLC will soon be going forward with the construction of Phase 3.

    Phase 3 will be located on the south end of the plaza and will include 2 buildings with plenty of parking and green areas.

    Anyone interested in pre-leasing can call the office at 528-6277.