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Today's News

  • Message was good, delivery wasn't

    So many things to write about, so little space. So let's go back to the headline format and cover a few topics:

    STOP SMOKING: There was a presentation at the high school last week by a group that organizes Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). You can find photos elsewhere in today's paper.

    I went to the assembly to take pictures and, in all honesty, I was disappointed. There was a lot of loud music and a lot of yelling, most of which couldn't be understood.

  • Stearns to be in Williston

    U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) will hold one town meeting in Williston and three in Ocala on Saturday, April 12. So far Stearns has held over 500 town meetings across North Central Florida. "I look forward to meeting with the citizens of the Sixth District to discuss the important issues," said Stearns.

    The Williston meeting will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the library. 10 S.E. First Ave.

    Other meetings are:

    Ocala Palms

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Magnolia Room

    Royal Palm Clubhouse

    Oak Run

    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Oak Run Country Club

  • Subdivisions get county approval

    Three residential subdivisions and variances to allow them met with unanimous approval from the Levy County Board of County Commissioners on April 8.

    Angelina Farms, a 70-acre site outside the Williston Municipal Service District (MSD), was approved. It will be seven 10-acre residential lots.

    Harper's Subdivision, a 40-acre site to the east of Chiefland near Levy County Road 134 and CR 320 East, was approved.

    It will include four residential lots - ranging in size from 8.8-acres to 9.7-acres.

  • Council welcomes new members

    The Williston City Council welcomed two new members Tuesday night and said goodbye to a pair of long-time associates.

    Brooks Holloway and Michael Shoemaker were sworn in by Judge Joseph Smith, as was Mayor Gerald Hethcoat, who was re-elected without opposition.

    Shoemaker also won without having to face an opponent, but Holloway defeated Lindsey Hager in the March election.

  • Are your numbers showing?

    Williston officials want people to know that there is a city ordinance which requires all buildings to have numbers "plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property, whether or not mail is delivered to such building or property."

  • Upcoming events

    Chili cook-off

    is this Saturday

    Amvets Post 88 of Bronson is sponsoring the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race again this year. Proceeds will be going to Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

    The race will be held on Saturday, April 26.The race will start at the Waccasassa on State Road 24.

  • Wild observations

    Carpe Diem - seize the day - that's a relevant idea this season in Florida.

    On several recent occasions I seized the day and observed other animals doing the same. My first foray began when I called a couple who live outside of Montbrook. They generously agreed to take me on a walk around their property.

  • Car show to be April 19

    The Knights of Columbus of Holy Family Catholic Church will hold their fourth annual car show on April 19 at the church on Alt. U.S. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The show benefits the Holy Family Youth Group, Tri-County Pregnancy Center, New Life Ranch and the Knights of Columbus Relief Fund.

    Early registration sent in by April 10 is $15. Day of show registration is $20.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, April 14

    * 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.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    * Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

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

    * WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

  • School lunches

    SCHOOL LUNCHES

    All meals served with assorted milk, 1% or 2 %.

    MONDAY, APRIL 14

    Pizza or chicken fingers, salad or vegetable blend winter; buttered corn, fresh fruit or mixed fruit.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 15

    Spaghetti with meat balls, or cheese pizza; buttered baby carrots or salad; beets; chilled apple sauce or fruit; homemade garlic rolls.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

    Baked chicken, or hot dog on bun; mashed potatoes with gravy; vegetable blend Calif. or cole slaw; fresh fruit or chilled pears; homemade rolls

    THURSDAY, APRIL 17