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Today's News

  • Artifacts at Chiefland festival

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Operations Officer Bill Miley shows some of the artifacts brought to the Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas and Winter Festival on Dec. 1 at Trailhead Park. The USCG Auxiliary meets each third Thursday at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church of Williston. There were many civic groups at the event in Chiefland this past Saturday.

  • Winner at casino

    Tammy Strickland of Williston was Isle of Capri Casino Resort's grand prize winner of $10,000 in the First Stop for Winning promotion that celebrated the opening of the new Biloxi Bay Bridge. The casino is located in Biloxi, Miss.

  • Upcoming events

    Leviticus event to start on Friday

    New Abundant Life Church will hold a Leviticus Conference Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, at 7 p.m. There will be singing each night. Also on Saturday, there will be a morning workshop at 10 a.m.

    Gladys and Tony Days are pastors. For information call 528-0590 or 528-9508.

  • Quilt show under way

    The 24th annual quilt show of the Log Cabin Quilters continues until Sunday, Dec. 9. The show is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 N.W. 10th Ave., north of Alt. U.S. 27 in Levyville. There will be a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, and a drawing for a quilt on Sunday. Shown in the photo is Winnelle Horne, director.

  • Council tables action on request from Fair

    Working with the minimum number of the contingent required to complete the city's business - councilmen Jake Cason and Cal Byrd were absent - the Williston City Council tabled two matters which it deemed important enough to require the presence of the full council.

    The three remaining councilors completed the remainder of the agenda, listened to an unexpected presentation by a representative of the union that is attempting to organize city employees and voted, with a sharp dissent from council president Debra Jones, to cancel their Dec. 18 meeting.

  • Klover Leaf has grown over its 25 years

    What started 25 years ago as the small shop on the hill has become one of the largest western stores in the state. Klover Leaf Tack and Western Wear, known as simply Klover Leaf to the locals, carries more apparel and tack than any other western store in the area. On any given day you can find thousands of boots in stock, and always customers are assisted by the friendliest employees. Even if Klover Leaf doesn't have it, they'll help you find it.

  • Allen, Cribbs to wed

    Mandy Allen and Matthew Cribbs, both of Williston, have announced their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Earl and Melissa Heaton. She is a graduate of Williston High School. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Dave and Eunice Cribbs. He is also a graduate of Williston High School and Central Florida Community College. The wedding is planned for June 7, 2008.

  • Wild observations

    Once again I'm impressed by how a small amount of time can produce a rich variety of nature observations.

    Some of the interesting stuff I noticed happened around my home. One morning's worth of paying attention included seeing or hearing a pileated woodpecker knocking on a tree in the yard, the cheery three notes of a titmouse, a flock of killdeer spiraling away from an unseen (by me) predator, crows stalking across a pasture, and a red-shouldered hawk perched on a fence post.

  • From the kitchen

    I prepared and served my first complete holiday meal for Thanksgiving, 1961 when I was a mere 19 years old. I had the help of a couple of my younger sisters but, for the most part, I could take credit, or blame, for most of it. Fortunately, it turned out to be a delicious dinner. The only thing missing were our parents who had both passed away earlier that year. I was among those fortunate enough to have been taught the basics of cooking, baking and setting a pretty table, as my mother called it.

  • School lunches

    All meals served with milk.

    Monday, December 10

    Corn dog, or chicken fingers; French fries / baked beans/ cole slaw; cinnamon roll / mixed fruit.

    Tuesday, December 11

    Lasagna, or hot ham and cheese sandwich; green peas / salad / corn; chilled mixed fruit / banana; homemade rolls.

    Wednesday, December 12

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

    Thursday, December 13