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Today's News

  • Still Jivin' at 95

    Amy Dixon proved Tuesday that you’re never too old to shake your booty to the music you love. Dixon, a Jamaica native who has lived in the U.S. since 1945, turned 95 Tuesday and celebrated with family and friends at Williston Rehab. After the cake presentation, Dixon asked for the music to be turned to reggae and as soon as it started, she got up and busted some moves. Dixon has lived in Florida for 30 years, coming here from New York where she was a dietitian at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

  • Community Calendar

    Hearing Impairedee^Picnic

    All deaf/hearing impaired and their family members are invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 6 at the Bronson First Baptist Church located in Bronson. Friends and sign language students are welcome, too. This event will be from 4-7 p.m. You must be on time to enter the door prize drawing. Please bring a covered food dish to share.

    For more information, call Violet at (352) 256-5281 after 7 p.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends.

    AMVETS Yard Sale

  • Church News

    Mini Speaker Program

    Jones Temple COGIC, and its Pastor Reginald Williams, Sister Rose Williams and church family, will host a mini speaker program June 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will be three speakers: Cheryl Jones, Cornelia Robinson and Mimi Johnson. There will also be a Speak-A-Song by Eloise Carnigie.

    Saturday, June 6, will be the Community Fun Day at the church on the grounds. There will be free food, fun and games. There will be a clothes give-a-away. For more information please call 528-3411 on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7:30 pm.

  • It’s a pleasure to be working on your newspaper

    Drollene Brown said it best Tuesday. “You get around,” she wrote. Indeed I do.

    Four years after moving to Florida, Iee^have now worked at four of the county’s newspapers. In those four years, Iee^have covered every government agency, except Yankeetown, driven hundreds of miles along the backroads and met scores of people and learned a lot about the state where I have always wanted to live.

  • Church will pay tribute to military Memorial weekend

    The Rev. Carroll Phillips, an evangelist from Winter Haven will pay tribute to our military at a concert on Friday, May 29 at Living Water Life Center, Morriston, following the monthly fellowship dinner.

    This month’s theme will be a “Memorial Day Picnic Supper” which is at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the military tribute, Phillips will also perform some tunes from the 50s and a selection of favorite gospel pieces. The cost is $6 per person or $15 per family.

  • Concert to help family of children who died

    A benefit concert to help raise money for a Micanopy family that recently lost two of their children in a car accident will be held Saturday, May 30 from 1 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Community Plaza in Gainesville.

    The public is invited to attend this free event that will feature live bands, raffles, food and more.

    The music will start at 1 p.m. and will feature the Babylonians, 8 Track Automatic, TrumpsWig, Tuna Colada, Stava Mala, Jaryd Smart and Michael Lesousky.

  • Iee^Need a Vacation debuts May 28

    The Second Grade Classes of Joyce Bullock Elementary will present “I Need A Vacation!” Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Williston High School Auditorium. This program celebrates the coming of summer vacation, with each of the nine second grade classes presenting a different vacation destination.

    Everyone is invited to come and enjoy these young performers as they celebrate the end of their Joyce Bullock Elementary careers with this entertaining program.

    They will also perform for the JBE student body Thursday morning.

     

  • Giving it their best shot

    There are now almost 40 women in the tri-county area, who not only understand the mechanics of gun safety, but know how apply the rules to proper usage.

    The women, ranging in age from their early 20s to Medicare-eligible took part in the Williston Shooters’ Club first NRA-sanctioned Women on Target shooting clinic May 9 at the club’s range off Hwy. 41.

    Women on Target creates opportunities for women in recreational shooting and hunting, and allows experienced shooters the chance to volunteer and mentor novices.

  • Jared Smith qualifies for College National Rodeo Finals

    Jared Smith from Williston has qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

    Smith will be making his third appearance in bareback riding. He was part of the men's championship team in 2007 for Ranger (Texas) College. This year he will be competing as part of the Western Texas College (Snyder) team. Competition starts at the Casper Events Center June 14-20. At stake are National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association titles and nearly $250,000 in scholarships.

  • Community Calendar

    Ombudsman Council

    May 21

    The North Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 21 at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville.

    The meeting will commence with an open session at 12:30 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

    Tourist Council May 21

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    Levy Fair

    May 21