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Today's News

  • Coleman 'credentialed'

    Jim Coleman, city manager of Williston, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organization.

    Coleman is one of only 1,009 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. This is the Williston city manager's fifth annual and consecutive credential award by ICMA.

  • Wild observations

    In my younger life, I never expected to end up in Florida. Now during the winter holidays I've come to appreciate Florida's appeal. On Christmas I walked in the next door woods, enjoying the soft light on olive green live oak leaves, russets of turkey oaks, golden tans of rushes and brown to gray bark of tree trunks. Bluejays called in tree tops; chickadees chittered in lower branches.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, January 14, 2008

    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.

  • Upcoming events

    Cancer awareness presentation Saturday

    The public is invited to come and listen to facts given about colon and prostate cancer. This information will be given by Dr. Mary Hill from Alachua County.

    The presentation will be at the Oasis Center, 115 S.E. 10th St., on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9-10 a.m. For information call 528-1249, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avis Seabrook is the sponsor.

  • From the kitchen

    Whether you are at home all day, as Jim and I now are, or are still a part of the working force, nothing is more satisfying or comforting than to sit down to a simple supper of a bowl of steaming hot soup (this includes chili) with muffins, cornbread or homemade bread.

    It seems that since Jim retired last June we have been on a campaign to do all the things that we never had time or energy to get to before then. First it was to get the 5th wheel ready and up to Indiana, where we spent September and October. Once home it was time to begin holiday preparations.

  • "Original Highwayman" is library program

    The Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first program of the year on Thursday, Jan. 17. It will be in the library starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be a combination visual and speaking program.

  • Engineers inform, amaze WES student 'builders'

    Aren't volunteers great?

    Thanks to the outreach program sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, employees from three engineering firms out of Gainesville recently showed up at Williston Elementary to share about what they do for a living. Ryan Harvey (Crom Corporation), Tiffany Davies (Wilson-Miller, Inc.), Rachel Conn and Matt O'Brien (Jones-Edmunds) made PowerPoint presentations in the school media center to members of the Enhanced Learning Program (ELP), the school's program for gifted students.

  • School lunches

    MONDAY, JAN. 14

    Grilled cheese sandwich, or shrimp poppers; vegetable soup / broccoli; tater tots; chilled peaches / apple.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 15

    Spaghetti with meat balls, or corn dog; salad / green beans; beets; spiced apples / tangerine.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

    Chile con carne w/beans, or hamburger on bun; green peas / celery stick with dip / lettuce, tomato; chilled apple sauce / orange.

    THURSDAY, JAN. 17

    Roast beef or hot dog on bun; mashed potatoes with gravy; winter mix / celery stick with dip; spiced apples / orange; homemade wheat rolls.

  • Chamber to hold banquet

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be having its annual installation of officers banquet at Williston Crossings RV Resort on Friday, Jan. 25.

    Admission is $25 per person, which includes dinner. Corporate sponsorship tables are available for $500.

    Drawing for the Super $5,000 winner will take place that evening.

    Call the Chamber at 528-5552 for further information or to reserve your space.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY, JAN. 5

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys vs. Orlando Bishop Moore (at Dante Anderson Memorial Shootout at Eastside, 3:30 p.m.)

    High School Soccer

    Gainesville St. Francis at Williston girls, noon

    MONDAY, JAN. 7

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Eastside, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 8

    High School Basketball

    Newberry at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

    High School Soccer

    Hawthorne at Williston girls, 6 p.m.