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Today's News

  • Volleyball season ends

    FORT WHITE -- Williston got by Newberry handily in the first round of the Class 2A District 5 volleyball tournament but came unsewn in the semifinal match against Ft. White. The Lady Devils beat the Panthers easily in three straight games of 25-12, 25-18, 25-20. In their second match of the night, they also matched up well against the Indians, taking the first game 25-11, but then lost three straight (16-25, 18-25, 19-25) in a bewildering letdown.

  • Bronson falls to St. Joseph

    St. Joseph junior running back Scott Jones had his right arm in a cast for his homecoming game Friday, left over from when he broke it two weeks ago. It didn't matter. The green-clad dynamo let the plaster trail as he racked up almost 270 yards on the ground and five touchdowns against his former coach. The Flashes beat Bronson 48-15.

  • Williston defeats West Port

    By the time you read this, all eyes will be looking ahead to this Friday's football game featuring Williston at North Marion. A win would give Williston the district championship.

    A North Marion win, however, would not eliminate Williston, with the Colts still having a game against Dunnellon. A Dunnellon win this week against West Port and next week against North Marion would force a three-way tie-breaker if Williston were to beat Santa Fe and North Marion beats Williston.

    But a Williston win this Friday would eliminate all of that.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A Bronson man who started to drive up to a residence where the Levy County Drug Task Force was executing a search warrant tried to flee from deputies, but was eventually caught and charged.

    Chad Alexander Cumbo, 24, of Northeast 75th Street, Bronson, was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended or revoked, violation of probation for possession of both cocaine and marijuana, with no bond on the latter two charges.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    * Abraham D. Sanford, 33, of Northwest 1st Avenue, Williston, was charged with grand theft auto, criminal use of personal identification information (3 counts) and criminal mischief.

    According to reports, he allegedly stole a pickup truck, tried to use two ATM cards, which the machine kept when he could not get the PIN right, then used a credit card at a convenience store to purchase gasoline.

    * June Arlene Keene, 73, of Elfers was arrested on a Pasco County warrant after a traffic stop by local police.

  • Farewell and keep observing

    Well this is it. You are reading my last Wild Observations column. I started writing my nature observations for the Williston Pioneer 12 years ago. Not bad for an idea I pitched to the editor and owner of the newspaper then, Skipper Hammond. She wasn't sure it would work and neither did I, but encouragement from readers kept me going. Thank you to those who gave me positive feedback. I really appreciate it.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, November 1

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, November 3

    * 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.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, November 4

  • Upcoming events

    Gospel Barn

    to hold revival

    The Gospel Barn Church, 7351 S.E. 196th Ave., Morriston, is having a three-night revival with the Rev. Harry Atkins, concluding tonight and Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.

    Woman's Club

    to hold luncheon

    and fashion show

    On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the GFWC Williston Woman's Club will be holding a Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Club House on State Road 121. Lunch will be prepared by the members and served at 11 a.m. and the Fashion Show (featuring all local talent) will follow.

  • Homecoming parade is Nov. 6

    Homecoming week at Williston High School is Nov. 3-7. This year's theme is super heroes.

    Dress-up days include:

    Monday, college day.

    Tuesday, twin/alternate personality day.

    Wednesday, wacky tacky day.

    Thursday, superhero/villain day.

    Friday, spirit day.

    Events include the powder puff football game on Monday, the parade at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a community pep rally and skits following the parade, and the homecoming game on Friday night against Santa Fe. There will be a barbecue at the school Friday from 5-7 p.m.

  • Census Bureau seeks workers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring local individuals to work on the 2010 Census.

    In spring 2009 and early 2010 several thousand temporary census jobs will be available for qualified applicants. Assignments will last 5 to 10 weeks. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted after completing a short test at the Williston Community Center on Wed. Nov. 5 and Wed. Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

    Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to attend and learn about the program.