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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wild observations

    Well, even nature observers get kolds in their doses sometimes. I go on a trip?I get a cold. A pattern is emerging here.

    Both times to Europe I come back either already with a cold or I developed one soon after.

    This was my first road trip in years and ... you know the rest.

    The column still had to be written despite sneezing, coughing, dripping and general malaise. A friend, Alice, was willing to take me on a day trip to explore an unknown, to me, conservation area in Gainesville. There are several of these little pieces of land set aside for nature.

  • From the kitchen

    This Thanksgiving weekend you will want to have lots of baked goods on hand for your own family and any visiting relatives and friends. In addition to the traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan pies that followed the delicious turkey dinner you served; you may want a few extras to serve with coffee in the morning or as an evening snack.

  • 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.

  • Crystal River eliminates Williston

    CRYSTAL RIVER - Williston’s appearance in the Class 3A playoffs ended Friday night in an aerial attack by the Crystal River quarterback.

    Helped by some timely penalties against the Red Devils, the Pirates won the wide-open contest, 53-49. Crystal River travels to North Marion this Friday night.

    So committed to the pass were the Pirates that they had only two running plays other than those by quarterback Shay Newcomer. One was a fumble, and the other was a late touchdown.

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Dept. announces the following arrests:

    Brenda Kay Reagan, 46, of Southwest Eighth Place, Williston, was charged with domestic battery after allegedly striking her roommate.

    Raul Garcia, 21, of Southeast Fifth Terrace, Williston was charged with resisting without violence, careless driving and failure to yield while making a left turn after he was involved in an auto accident and denied he was driving the vehicle.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Hello and welcome to Your Sheriff?s Corner. As we begin to feel the first winds of winter, I would like to remind all our citizens to keep safety in mind when cranking up the fireplace or space heater, including making sure that smoke detectors are working.

    Disaster can occur in seconds, but following a few safety tips will keep your family safe.

    Kerosene Heaters

    Be sure your heater is in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon build-up. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater is tipped over.