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Today's News

  • Wild observations

    Mysterious mushrooms...that's what I think whenever I see their strange fruits erupting from the ground.

    I find observing mushrooms nearly as dependable as observing birds. No matter the season or location of my walks, I usually find birds and mushrooms to look at. I won't say identify, especially when referring to mushrooms, because I rarely positively name a mushroom.

  • Library schedules programs

    Pre-school Storytime

    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.

    The programs last 30 minutes.

    A.F. Knotts Public Library - Yankeetown 2nd & 4th Thursday every month @ 10 a.m.

    Bronson Public Library 2nd & 4th Monday every month @ 9:30 a.m.

    Cedar Key Public Library 3rd Thursday every month @ 10:30 a.m.

    Williston Public Library Every Wednesday @ 9:30 (Mrs. Jenny reads 2nd & 4th Wednesday)

  • From the kitchen

    A friend of mine sent me the following information as she thought it would be of interest not only to me, but also to some of my readers. I do not know its origin, nor have I validated it as factual, but after reading it; I felt it had enough merit to share. My father believed in using foods to prevent, as well as to treat, deficiencies in the body; he did not rely on vitamins and pills of any kind for that purpose. I have always agreed with his philosophy, for the most part, and shall, therefore, leave you to research further and/or draw your own conclusions.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, February 2

    Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, February 4

    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.

    Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, February 5

    Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Veterinary clinic donates to WAG

    The Williston Veterinary Clinic in cooperation with Merial, a company that produces pharmaceutical and biological products for dogs, cats and other animals, has recently sponsored a program that gives money back to worthy causes. The program is called Paws for Charity and gives money back for Frontline, a product that controls fleas and tickets, and Heartgard, a product that prevents heartworm disease and controls hookworms and roundworms, that are sold.

    Williston Veterinary Clinic chose the Williston Animal Group as the recipient of the money that was given back by Merial.

  • Chamber holds installation banquet

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce installed its officers and directors last Friday in a ceremony held at Williston Crossings RV Resort's new clubhouse.

    Justin Head took over as president for Steve McMillen, while Earl Ogle is Vice President, Christie Eveland is treasurer and Jim Smith is secretary.

    Other directors are Lloyd Goodnow, Kim McLane, Jackie Price, Cathy Robinson and Jill Tinney.

  • Williston boys team clinches second seed

    The Williston boys basketball team clinched the second seed in the district tournament with a 46-42 win over Dixie County Thursday night.

    That means a first-round bye in the tournament, which will be held at Williston.

    The Red Devils won a pair of district contests in the past week against two teams called Indians, knocking off a stubborn Chiefland team, 66-37 last Friday, then defeating a depleted Fort White squad, 53-31, Tuesday at home.

    A second seed in a six-team tournament means a first-round bye.

  • Tae Kwon Do honors pair

    Williston Tae Kwon Do congratulates two students for their outstanding achievement during January.

  • Updated sports calendar

    THURSDAY, JAN. 24

    High School Basketball

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

    Williston girls at Santa Fe, 7:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JAN. 26

    High School Basketball

    Dunnellon at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

    Dunnellon at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 29

    High School Basketball

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

    Girls district starts at Newberry

    THURSDAY, JAN. 31

    High School Basketball

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

    FRIDAY, FEB. 1

  • Girls defeat St. Francis

    The Williston girls are warming up for the district tournament next week at Newberry.

    The team edged Gainesville St. Francis, 64-59, last Saturday night at home.

    The Devils had a 15-point lead in the second quarter, but the visitors gradually whittled it down to the final few minutes when they poulled to within four a 60-56.

    Margaret Brown hit a couple of free throws with 1:40 left to make it 62-56, but St. Francis came back with a field goal and foul shot around a missed free throw by the Devils to make it 62-59.