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Today's News

  • City honors students

    At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards to young people from the city's four public schools.

    Ryan M. Kline, first grade, Joyce Bullock Elementary, son of Michael and Diane Kline. He was nominated by Mrs. Milton and Mrs. Griffith, who made the following comments.

  • Art event moving indoors

    Get all "wrapped" up in art!

    On Saturday, May 3, the GFWC Williston Woman's Club will sponsor a first of its kind: W illiston R egional A rt P romotion. Formerly the annual Williston Arts and Crafts Festival held under the shade of the old oak tree at Perkins State Bank, this year's event will feature the work of 15 artists who will set up at the air-conditioned Club House from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The focus of the juried show (entrants will be screened) is on selling with no judging or ribbons; the top asking price for any of the framed and ready to hang pieces is $350.

  • Woman's Club plans dinner theater

    This year's the Williston Woman's Club's annual production to raise money for The March of Dimes has it all: comedy, drama, elaborate hats, singing, dancing, and an opportunity for audience participation.

    "Trouble at the Tropicabana" will be presented on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is $25. The evening includes a three\-course dinner and a murder mystery, with prizes being awarded to the some astute audience members who correctly solve the crime.

  • Wild Hog race seeking sonsors, entrants

    Whatever the economy, some needs never go away.

    The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak race is mere weeks away, but organizers - Bronson's AmVets Post 88 - say they are far behind needed numbers of both racers and sponsors.

    They don't mind so much for the race and themselves, but Levy County's venerable river adventure race benefits Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. Budget cuts and a falling economy have LARC headed for hard times, according to Executive Director Betty Walker.

    Not that they've ever been easy.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, APRIL 3

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Bronson, 7 p.m.

    High School JV_Baseball

    Williston at Gainesville, 6 p.m.

    High School Softball

    Williston at Kissimmee Klassic (through Saturday)

    High School Tennis

    West Port at Williston, 4 p.m.

    MONDAY, APRIL 7

    High School Baseball

    Red Devil Challenge

    (all games at Williston)

    Wildwood vs. West Port, 10 a.m.

    Dunnellon vs. Chiefland, 1 p.m.

    Lake Weir vs. Mount Dora Bible, 4 p.m.

    Williston vs. P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 8

  • Middle school boys win

    The Williston Middle School Red Devil baseball team capped off its outstanding season with a 5-1 win over Bradford County in the championship game of the Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference (SMSAC) Tournament, which was held in Lake Butler last Thursday night.

  • Girls top Santa Fe

    The Williston Lady Red Devils celebrated Senior Night by defeating Santa Fe High School 7-3 Tuesday night. Williston scored twice in the first inning and led the rest of the way, never letting a good Santa Fe team back into the game. On the night reserved for seniors Williston freshmen Crissy Rawls and Tori Stamper came up big. Rawls delivered four hits and scored twice while Stamper pitched a complete game for the Lady Red Devils. Dayna Hunn also had a good night at the plate, knocking in two runs on a double and triple.

  • WHS girls blank Newberry

    By Jim Clark

    Editor

    A much-needed district victory came along rather easily last week for the Williston softball team, which crunched Newberry, 10-0, in six innings at home.

    With a first-round bye in the district tournament likely, the girls needed this win to assure themselves of one less game in their quest for a district championship.

  • Trinity Catholic whips baseball team

    OCALA - The visit to Trinity Catholic Tuesday night was long and frustrating, and that was just before the game started.

    Willistons baseball team dropped a 15-1, five-inning decision to the Celtics Tuesday night, getting only two hits in the process.

    The Red Devils will return home for their own tournament, which starts with four games on Monday (check schedule in calendar).

  • Williston boys win track title

    With 99.5 points, Williston boys won the team scoring at Tuesday's running of the Levy County Track Meet, and Red Devil girls placed second in their competition with 54.

    Host Cedar Key head coach Brad Penney congratulated Williston coach Becky Hilty on her boys' first-place finish, saying it was the first time in the three-year history of the county meet that any team had beaten the always-dominant Chiefland boys.

    Travis Evans led the Red Devil boys' effort, winning the long jump and 100 meters and anchoring the 4x100 relay.