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Today's News

  • It’s not witty or daring–it’s just my life

    I never thought my life was anything out of the ordinary. Sure I’ve had some random adventures over the years, but who hasn’t?
    However, this past month was one I’m ready to put behind me–once and for all. It was an October to remember–and forget.
    But I suppose it started a week before that. I developed a little cough, along with a sinus headache. Ah, September, I thought. Allergy time.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Nov. 4

    Love and Remembrance Memorial
    The Haven Hospice Love and Remembrance Memorial is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.
    The memorial will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. Call Haven Hospice at 352-493-2333 for more information.

  • Church Briefs

    Archer First Baptist
    First Baptist Church of Archer will celebrate 90 years of service Sunday, Nov. 7.
    Registration begins at 10 a.m. and service will be conducted by guest speakers the Rev. Jim Johnson from Just a Preacher Ministries and the Rev. Andy Cook from Bronson Road Baptist Church.
    Bring your favorite dish for a covered dish lunch following the services.
    For more information, call 495-2225.

    Fish Fry
    Holy Family Catholic Church will hold its monthly fish fry Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

  • Veterans will take center stage next week

    Veterans will be honored at a series of events starting with Williston Elementary School Tuesday and culminating with the Levy County Veterans Day Parade in Chiefland Saturday.
    In Williston, the annual salute to the men and women of the armed forces is slated for Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p .m.
    Choose one, or choose all but if you like your freedom, thank a veteran.
    Tuesday, Nov. 9
    WES

  • R. Bell, Johnson take BOCC positions

    Voter dissatisfaction has led to a tidal shift in Levy County politics as the Board of County Commissioners has two firsts: Republicans elected to the board and a majority of seats in Republican hands.
    Republicans Ryan Bell and Chad “Cracker” Johnson, both of Chiefland, defeated their Democrat incumbents.

  • Guardian Angels to the rescue

    More than 52 million people in this country are disabled–either emotionally, mentally or physically–and most can benefit from skilled companions to assist them.
    That’s where the Guardian Angels come in.
    The non-profit organization, located in Williston, trains German shepherd service dogs that are utilized across the country and owner/operator/trainer Carol Borden wants people to know that they, too, can help.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne

    Special to the Pioneer

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum and had a very busy day.   Three quilts were brought in for quilting. Ann has hemmed the Star quilt and Peggy hemmed the Log Cabin Heart Quilt.

  • Kidney disease survivor runs non-profit

    In 1968, at age 2, Lori Hartwell's kidneys became infected. Ten years later, she had to begin regular dialysis treatments in order to live.

    "I vividly remember all of it," said 44-year-old Hartwell in a telephone interview from her home in Glendale, Calif. "Back then (1978), I felt lousy, had high blood pressure, was retaining fluid, and was taking a handful of medication. I was itching a lot because of high phosphorus levels. I was anemic and couldn't walk far."

  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Join WADY in Fight Against Cancer