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Today's News

  • 100 Years of Service

    Everyone loves a birthday party, especially if there's cake and ice cream, and this week the Williston Woman's Club threw itself a Centennial Celebration that drew laughter, tears and 100 years of memories.

    A full house was treated to words of inspiration from Ann Burch, a catered luncheon and a fashion show that featured vintage clothing from 1914 to 1980, presented by Johanna Krohn and the Taylor Girls Fashion Shows.

  • You are not alone

    It’s a sad fact: many people have hurting hearts.

    Sometimes that pain comes from addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, food. Sometimes it’s caused by loss: death, divorce, poor communications.

    Another sad fact is many people who are suffering from broken hearts think they are the only ones and that they have no where to turn to find healing and restoration.

    And that’s where they are wrong.

    Kelly Stevens and Jacquie Goss Potter know there is help for the broken hearted and they want to help.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • Quilting with purpose

    Sitting against the wall, Estra Boyd is barely aware of the flurry of activity around her as she watches a skein of yarn morph into yet another crocheted project in her hands.

    Connie Dolloff is busy on the floor, sandwiching three large pieces of fabric into what will soon be a delightful homemade craft.

    Linda Hall is enthusiastically showing off multi-colored quilt tops, all ready to become table runners, casserole covers or baby quilts.

  • Thanksgiving behind bars

    The streets of Williston are safer this week thanks to the dogged pursuit of Police Chief Dennis Strow and his officers in an investigation that culminated Friday with the capture of a three-year fugitive.

  • The family cookbook holds treasures from the past

     Many people learn to cook by watching and helping a more experienced cook. Today that is enhanced by a myriad of cooking shows–(food even has its own network!), seaching the Internet, buying scores of magazines and occasionally even reading a cookbook.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • July 25, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 34, Bronson, domestic.

    • July 25, Marcus Kevron Burch, 29, Lake City, criminal attempt to solicit, battery, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • July 21, Demetrius Kenard Christia, 21, Williston, fraud, no valid DL, petit theft. Bond $11,500.

    • July 27, Kristi Cooprider, 26, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • July 25, Raymond Standford Crouch, 42, Chiefland, out of county warrant.

  • Community Happenings

    No Summer Book Donations

     Friends of the Williston Library would like to thank everyone in the community for their generous book donations.

    Due to limited amount of storage we can not accept any further book donations until after the Sept. 5 Book Fair.

    Any questions, please call Norma Lawrence 352-528-5527 or Nellie Boyd 352-528-3876.

    Family Reunions

         Poley-Horne

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Family Catholic

    Lite Lunch

    Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall located three miles north on Hwy 27A. There is no charge or obligation of any kind.

    Angel House Thrift

    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy. 27A, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    St. John the Baptist Catholic

    Clothe the Children

  • Things I have learned in my lifetime

    By James Snyder

    Special to the Pioneer

    In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years.

    How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing?