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Today's News

  • From the kitchen

    In selecting a topic for this week I did some soul searching about how and why I, as a senior citizen, find it difficult to stick to any New Year's resolution regarding a diet plan or new healthy eating habits and exercise. Any nutritionist or doctor will tell you that dieting is pretty much a "quick fix", most of the time, and then the pounds return once you reach your goal weight and slowly slip back into your old eating habits. Changing your eating habits and developing a reasonable exercise program are the keys to successful weight loss and keeping it off.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, January 19

    *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, January 21

    * 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.

  • Frisbee dog show coming to Humane Society event

    Ever since the Frisbee went into production in 1957, the plastic platter has been a popular play toy for dogs. The animals have shown natural athleticism by leaping great heights to catch a flying disc thrown by their owners.

  • Upcoming events

    Women's Conference at Abundant Life

    New Abundant Life will hold its women's conference Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. each night. There will be a Saturday morning workshop at 10 a.m. The conference ends Sunday at 4 p.m.

    Yard sale set at City Hall

    There will be a yard sale in the Community Center at 45 N.W. Main St., Williston, on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

    Gospel sing set at Allen Chapel AME

  • Wild observations

    One of the things I did at the beginning of this new year is organize and file away resource information. While reacquainting myself with this literature, I found some bits worth passing along.

    One article, written by Anne Mackay, features winter gardening. While northern gardens may remain untouched for several months, here in Florida it's already time to think about spring plants. Mackay's article focuses on native Florida wildflowers.

  • School lunches

    All meals served with assorted milk, 1% or 2 %.

    MONDAY, JAN. 21

    No school.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 22

    Taco with cheese, or burrito; lettuce / tomato / corn; french fries, cinnamon roll / banana.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

    Macaroni and cheese with ham, or popcorn chicken; mixed vegetables / salad; carrot sticks with dip; chilled pears / plum; homemade rolls.

    THURSDAY, JAN. 24

    Oven roasted chicken, or hot dog on bun; mashed potatoes with gravey; blackeye peas or cole slaw; chilled mixed fruit or apple; hot cornbread.

    FRIDAY, JAN. 25

  • Williston Middle School Principal's List

    6th

    Battle, Darby

    Blitch, Joel

    Campagne, Yaneira

    Dallas, Cedric

    Faircloth, Noah

    Hadley, Julian

    Julian, John

    Lopez, Alexa

    McCoy, Madison

    Ortiz, Claudio

    Parkinson, Shelby

    Rodgers, Courtney

    Sapp, Morgan

    Spikes, Dalton

    Starke, Chelsea

    Whilden, Taylor

    Youngblood, Casey

    7th

    Baker, Makayla

    Cason, Quincey

    Colina, Jace

    Edworthy, Robert

    Erickson, Elizabeth

    Ezzell, Auston

    Geiger, Ashtin

    Olson, Heather

    Sandlin, Samantha

  • Safety Patrols congratulate winner

    The Williston Elementary School Safety Patrols congratulate Homosassa resident Clayton Williams, who won the Mossberg 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun donated by Bobby and Faye Wells of the Horse Hole Mud Bog. Proceeds from this opportunity drawing went directly into the safety patrol treasury and will be used to help defray expenses for the annual trip to Washington, D.C.

  • Cason won't run, Hager, Holloway seek his spot; Shoemaker, Hethcoat elected

    Williston’s city council will have new look in the spring.

    The qualifying period ended at noon on Friday, Jan.18, and brought with it a major surprise. Longtime councilman James "Jake" Cason will not compete to retain his Group E seat.

    Candidates for that position are Lindsey Hager and Brooks Holloway, former city manager.

    The Group D seat being vacated by Jerry Robinson, who is running for county commissioner, will go by default to Michael Shoemaker, a relative newcomer to the community. Shoemaker is the only candidate for the seat.

  • Library system hosts forums

    Thomas Edison once said "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Don't miss this opportunity to assist the Levy County Public Library System in the formation of their Long Range Plan for 2008-2013. It will only look like work as it will be as easy as sharing your opinions.