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Today's News

  • Upcoming events

    Canine Play Day

    to be Saturday

    A Monster Canine Play Day, a fund-raiser for the Williston Animal Group, will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 N.W. 150th Ave., Morriston, which will include lure coursing, costume contest, best cookie catcher, raffle, prizes, fastest treat eater and an auction.

    All proceeds benefit WAG. For information call 528-3828.

    Scouts take orders

  • Peace and disruption

    Some days in early fall when being in the sun will actually feel good can be so peaceful. One such day I watched the neighbor's horse - I call her "Black Beauty" because of her charcoal gray coat and white mark on her forehead - relaxing in the sun. She lay flat on what was probably warm dirt and grass. She stayed that way so long I began to worry, but then I saw her head lift, and soon after, "Black Beauty" got to her feet and shook dust from her coat.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, October 18

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

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, October 20

    * 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.

  • Local woman marks 100th birthday

    Teddy Roosevelt was president when Ellie Ruth Porter was born on October 10, 1908. Since then, we've elected 17 more presidents and watched as one was assassinated before our eyes. The country went through two world wars and a disastrous stock market crash. We enjoyed countless technological advances like the automobile, airplane, telephone, television and computer. We marveled as America landed a man on the moon.

  • 14 graduate from CNA training

    Central Florida Community College recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Brittany Arrington, Kathleen Basham, Samantha Davis, Casey Ford, Amanda Hodge, Kristen Holland, Christina Judd, Gabriella Knapp, Jody Knight, Laura Odom, Morgan Perryman, Bernadette Preble, Kimberly Robinson, and Kimberly Shelton. Receiving recognition for perfect attendance were Kathleen Basham, Kristen Holland, Kimberly Robinson and Kimberly Shelton.

  • Williston tops Chiles

    TALLAHASSEE - Williston's football team rallied in the second half to defeat Lawton Chiles High School, 28-16, last Friday night in the final preliminary before district play.

    Beginning with this week's game at Dunnellon, the Red Devils will play their four district games in succession in five weeks, with an open date next week.

    The last time the Devils visited Dunnellon was last fall, when they were winning the three-way tiebreaker that put them into the playoffs.

    This should be a battle of the front lines, with both teams using the run to pile up the yardage.

  • WMS runners win title

    Cedar Key's Joseph Bishop got another second place finish in a Levy County cross country meet - this time at Chiefland, behind Ft. White's Matthew Waddington, whom he'd beaten at Williston two weeks before.

    Bishop grouched for a few minutes, complained that Waddington "had a better stride," then allowed as how this was his best race ever.

    Alex Travis of Williston, who finished just behind Bishop, said he, too, had run his best race on the shady course.

    "It was nice and cool under the trees," he said.

  • Pro Rodeo was a success

    The night out at the Pro Rodeo was a great evening of entertainment. There was something for most everyone that likes the outdoors and cowboys and livestock. The weather was perfect and the rodeo fans had a lot of enthusiasm.

  • Bronson falls to Trenton

    TRENTON - The Bronson Eagles fell to the Trenton Tigers 21-14 Friday night at Trenton's Booster Stadium. The Eagles came in to Trenton flying high with a winning record (3-1) while the Tigers were winless and missing their starting tailback C.J. Bowers. The Eagles have been almost unstoppable running the ball against their opponents this season. The Bronson backfield has been averaging over 200 yards rushing per game.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A disturbance at a local motel resulted in the arrest of a Mount Dora man on three charges.

    Police responded to the motel at 10:45 p.m. on Sept. 30 to respond to complaints of a man banging on the doors of other motel guests. Upon arrival, officer Kevin Sheppard found that Malcom T. Barnett, 47, was at his room and according to the report appeared "highly intoxicated." The report says he looked at officers in "an aggressive manner."

    Other guests said he had threatened to shoot someone with a gun, but no weapon was found in his room.