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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, December 24

    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.

    Williston Single Seniors Social Club (for people 55 plus), 6:30 p.m., Billy Jack's Restaurant, call Ron 528-2151 for more information.

    Tuesday, December 25

    MERRY CHRISTMAS From the staff of The Williston Pioneer Sun News

    Wednesday, December 26

  • Upcoming events

    Rotary votes to move meetings to noon

    The Rotary Club of Williston conducted a poll of its members last Tuesday morning at a rescheduled General Assembly meeting. The resulting majority vote was to change the time of day the Rotary Club met from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Webb, Davis to wed on Dec. 28

    Lauren Marie Webb of Micanopy and Ray Richard Davis of Brooker will be married on Dec. 28, 2007.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger S. and Patricia G. Webb. She is a recent graduate from Agnes Scott College with a B.A. degree in economics.

    The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas R. and Richelle A. Davis. He is a recent graduate from ITT Technical Institute with a B.S. degree in technical project management.

    The wedding will be at Ochwilla Baptist Church, Highway 21, Hawthorne, at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

  • Magee, Tepfenhart to wed in California

    Mr. and Mrs. Clay Woods of Morriston announce the engagement of their son, Cory A. Tepfenhart, 21, to Megan Rae Magee, 22, of Carlsbad, Calif., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Magee of Poway, Calif.

    The bride-to-be is an administrative assistant at Infoplace USA and student at Cal State San Marcos, studying to obtain her teaching degree.

  • Wild observations

    I still become amazed at how different winter is here compared to where I grew up in New Jersey. There I hoped for snow. Here I know better. I know it won't snow, so I sit on the front porch writing this, wearing a sleeve-less top.

    What can I do on these glorious days but go out and enjoy nature? Yesterday I kayaked solo for the first time. I've been kayaking in company three times. I put in at the same boat ramp I've been to twice before. I knew I could carry the kayak by myself, and that I could get in and out of it unassisted.

  • Election year is about to arrive

    We're soon to arrive in 2008, which is a presidential year.

    You could have fooled me. I thought the election has been going on for more than a year already.

    Things change so fast you can ignore, or forget, what is past. What would your reaction have been if six months ago I told you that Mike Huckabee was a front-runner in Iowa among Republicans?

  • 'Pregnant Mom' delivers in speech contest

    The focus was on the family for half of the speeches recently given by 4th and 5th graders at Williston Elementary School, and those three all won! Though it proved a challenging job, it was a fun experience for judges Annette Kordgien and Naomi Petteway, who enjoyed listening to the six contestants - Mackenzie Goode, Mallory Jones, Kaylee Nicholson, Cammeron Smith, Branden Spillane and Martha Ann Wilson - who were voted as the top speakers from the earlier grade level competitions. Kordgien, postmaster at Cedar Key and a past leader of various organizations, has judged before.

  • WHS boys run past Chiefland

    Trailing by two points at the end of the first quarter, Williston High School's unbeaten boys turned on the jets and smothered Chiefland, 72-37, in a district basketball game Tuesday night.

    The Indians scored the first two points of the second quarter on free throws to take a 14-10 lead, but added only three more foul shots the rest of the first half. In fact, Chiefland went nearly 14 straight minutes without a field goal as the Devils' pressure defense forced numerous turnovers.

  • Shocked Wave: WHS boys stun P.K. Yonge

    Williston High School's boys stunned the North Central Florida basketball world Thursday night with a 57-54 win over P.K. Yonge in a battle of two unbeaten teams.

    The win gave the Red Devils sole possession of first place in the regular season race in the district.

    It was believed to be P.K.'s first district loss in seven years. The Blue Wave were ranked fourth in the Class 3A poll which came out Thursday.

    When J.J. Hunt grabbed the final rebound as the buzzer went off, it triggered a wild midcourt celebration as the fans who crowded into the gym mobbed the players.

  • Trinity Catholic tops WHS girls

    Williston's girls saw their winning ways interrupted by Ocala Trinity Catholic Monday night, losing 62-49 to a team they had beaten in a tight matchup earlier this season.

    The Lady Red Devils were playing without Margaret Brown, who injured her arm and, according to coach Jason Odom, is likely out until after Christmas, when WHS plays in a tournament in Belleview.

    This game was pretty much decided at the free throw line. A disturbing lack of parity in the foul calls sent the Celtics to the stripe 37 times, and they made 20.

    Williston took 20 shots and made only nine.