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Today's News

  • Red Devils down Keystone Heights Indians 41-28

    It was another game that saw the Red Devils called for 15 penalties to just 3 for the their opponent. But it was the Red Devil speed on offense that proved to be too much for the Indians.

    After falling behind 3-0, the Red Devils' Brandon Preston took a hand off and raced 45 yards to the end zone on a second down and 40 yards to go, following a snap that went high over the quarterback's head at the 15-yard line. The Red Devils took a 6-3 lead.

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, May 9

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

    Monday, May 11

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt.

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

  • Ride to Provide looks for sponsors

    Grease the chain and check the tires – it’s time to get ready for the Fourth Annual 2009 Ride to Provide to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC). The Ride is a rapidly growing bike run with plenty to recommend it. First, the Ride runs through 60 of the prettiest miles in Levy County.

    Second, once kickstands come up, the boots don’t touch the ground until the file pulls up for a picnic lunch at the LARC campus in Otter Creek. This is a law-enforcement escorted ride, and all intersections are held for riders – no red lights!

  • Waddelow proves passion can be the best gardening tool

    Step in a world of lush tropical foliage. Bask in the fragrance of heady summer flowers. Delight in the verdant colors of Florida. Bask in the tranquility of all the best that nature can provide. Welcome to Linda Waddelow’s world.

    Just a stone’s throw off Hwy. 27A west of Williston lies one of the most developed and yet natural half acres in Levy County.

    Linda, an Indiana native who has lived here three years, has created a masterpiece in her front yard using plants, decor and imagination.

  • Pioneer looks for work photos

    The Williston Pioneer wants to see your photos of people working. What says “work” to you? Is it the farmer? The fast food employee? Your child mowing the lawn?

    Send in your photos by Monday, Sept. 21 for publication in the Sept. 24 edition.

    E-mail to editor@willistonpioneer.com or mail or drop by our office at 28 NW First Ave.

    All photos will be published. Please identify everyone in the photo.

  • Class will teach about Red Cross

    The American Red Cross will be offering a training program to raise awareness of the Red Cross mission and services and equip Red Cross volunteers. The Fulfilling Our Mission class will be useful for learning the heart of the mission of the American Red Cross, which includes responding to emergencies, providing disaster relief, and preventing and relieving suffering.

    Training for Fulfilling Our Mission will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center (adjacent to the Levy County Jail), located at 9010 NE 79th Ave., Bronson.

  • Eager interns with CAB

    Jackie Eager, a senior at the University of Florida, is an Industry Information intern with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) for fall 2009. Eager is an agricultural communication and leadership development student, with a concentration in meat science.

    She works with the CAB team of writers and editors to compose technical and feature articles, and assist with other projects that help communicate the benefits of high-quality beef production.

    Eager grew up in Williston, where she gained an appreciation for agriculture through her involvement in the local FFA chapter.

  • Williston FFAee^heads to Nationals

    Two Williston FFAee^teams took top honors at the 81st annual Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando June 8-13.

    Among the winnings were the Parliamentary Procedure team and the Meats Evaluation team.

    The Parliamentary Procedure team consists of Ashton Bloom, Tyler Brooks, Lott Bullock, Arielle Claude, Kendra Claude and Victoria Sandlin.

    The members of the Meats Evaluation team are Arielle Claude, Zachary Estevez, Ryan Feagle and Victoria Sandlin. Other accomplishments include:

    • The Livestock Evaluation team–Second place

  • Don’t let heavy backpack ruin your child’s day

    The American Chiropractic Association and TMC Chiropractic in Williston offer the following tips to prevent the needless back pain an overstuffed backpack could cause the student in your household:

    Make sure the backpack weighs no more than 10 percent of your child’s body weight. This means a 100-pound child should carry no more than 10 pounds on his or her back.

    A backpack with individualized compartments will help you position the contents most effectively and ensure that your child’s sandwich isn’t flattened by a heavy textbook.

  • Philip Morris researcher to address Levy coalition

    The Levy County Health Department’s Tobacco Program Specialist will host a coalition meeting on Sept. 22 at Capital City Bank located at 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland from 6-8 p.m.