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Today's News

  • Church News

    Holy Family Fish Fry

    The Ladies Guild and Fellowship Ministry of Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a fish fry Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m. The adult price is $7 and children’s plates are $4. Proceeds go toward community outreach.

    A door prize of a free meal to the next fish fry will be given away as well as an individual door prize.

    Wild Adventures Trip

    Destiny Church of God by Faith is planning a trip to Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Ga. on Saturday, Aug. 8.

  • Williston was but one of hundreds of stops on way to New Orleans

    It was a sweltering 89 degrees Monday afternoon and along the US 27 corridor east of Williston there were few people stirring in their yards or farms.

    Most residents, still at work or resting in their recliners, were planning on what the night’s dinner would be.

    István (Steven) and Ferenc (Frank) Ivanics were more concerned about where they would lay their heads for the night, as they waged a battle against the seemingly endless batallion of mosquitos.

  • Memorial Day is a time to honor, remember

    He was a 17-old-boy who knew he was not cut out to be a scholar, a coalminer or a farmer. And so he did the only other thing he could think of:ee^he lied about his age and joined the Army.

    By November 1950, he was on the shores of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea and on Dec. 1-2 he was shot twice, bayoneted 16 times by the Chinese and left for dead on the frozen tundra.

    Back home his parents received a telegram that read, in part, “Your son was slightly wounded.”

    Semi-illiterate, all they knew to do was pray.

  • We will not forget

    Beneath darkened skies where lightning danced in the distance and the cadence of the thunder kept time with the drums, more than 100 people came Sunday to Orange Hill Cemetery to remember veterans and their families during the 59th Annual Memorial Day Service.

    Veterans, young and old, paid homage to the fallen and gave thanks for their sacrifice.

    Civilians of all ages were on hand to show gratitude to the living, and to honor the dead.

  • Property values plummeting -for most

    If you heard a soft groan coming from city halls, town halls, and county and school offices it was to be expected.

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker released his office’s 2009 estimate of taxable values for regional, county and municipal governments.

    Barker, who at one time thought the decline in property values for the county would be about 7 percent, sent out his estimate showing it is down over 10 percent.

  • Best food is right in your hometown

    Anyone who knows me at all will tell you I am, at best, a finicky eater. I always have been, and for the life of me, I don’t know why. It certainly wasn’t a learned behavior from my parents, who ate practically everything.

    No, Iee^have a discriminating palate and I am not adventuresome at all.

    Or at least I wasn’t until Iee^met Tom.

    BT (or Before Tom), I was content to eat at any variety of chain restaurants and most of the time would order the exact same thing, over and over.

  • Yearty, Parker trial delayed until August

    Suspended Levy County Commissioners William “Sammy” Yearty and Robert “Tony” Parker will be tried separately from co-defendant Pamela Williams Blair and their federal corruption trial is delayed until Aug. 3.

    There’s been a flurry of motions filed in the past two months as Yearty, who is charged with conspiring and accepting bribes in the form of a gift card and a trip to New York City and then lying about it to the FBI, asked to have his and Parker’s trial severed from Blair’s trial on charges of lying to the FBI.

  • CFEC hands out scholarships

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative recently announced the winners of the Educational Charity Scholarship Program. Ten scholarships were awarded in all, and these students receive $1,000 toward furthering their education in an accredited university, community college or trade school.

    The scholarship winner from Williston High School was Dylan ODell, and from Dunnellon High School, the winner was Nichole Zarkowski.

  • FUMC and Holy Family to present cantata June 6-7

    On June 6 and June 7 the adult choir at First United Methodist Church is again joining forces with Holy Family Catholic Church to make a joyful noise to the Lord. Several other area churches also have members in the group.

    The combined forces will present “I Can Only Imagine Heaven”, which is a work celebrating the joys of heaven. It also reminds us, once again, of the price Jesus paid to secure our heavenly home.

  • Church collecting goods for flood victims

    Morriston Baptist Church, through “Almost Heaven Mission” will collect supplies for flood victims pf Southeastern West Virginia through June 9. Items needed include water, non-perishable food and cleaning supplies. The church will deliver the supplies it collects in mid-June.

    You may drop off donations during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, call 528-4080.