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Today's News

  • 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

  • November Super Bus Riders

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School continues to have model students exhibiting stellar behavior on the bus.

  • 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

  • Riding for injured deputy

    The streets of Williston were suddenly filled with motorcycles about 11 a.m. Saturday as dozens of bikes and bikers roared through in a benefit for injured deputy Justin Mashburn.

    Mashburn was injured in an accident Oct. 20.

    Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office said that 137 riders on 115 bikes took part in the benefit.

  • Sports calendar

    TUESDAY, DEC. 4

    High School Basketball

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

    Williston girls at Newberry, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Bronson, 6 p.m.

    THURSDAY, DEC. 6

    High School Basketball

    Dixie County at Williston girls, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Fort White at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

    SATURDAY, DEC. 8

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Dunnellon, 6 p.m.

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

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Ocala Vanguard, noon

  • Williston girls defeat Chiefland

    The Williston girls basketball team came up with a big win Tuesday night, knocking off district rival Chiefland, 54-29.

    It was a rough game with technical fouls, a lot of glaring and some post-game confrontations. But the key was that Chiefland was playing without its star point guard, and the aggressive Red Devils were too much for the Indians to handle.

  • Boys defeat Bronson

    Bronson boys basketball lost its opener at Williston, or, put another way, Williston won its first game against the visiting Eagles. The real winners at this 57-55 nailbiter were the fans.

    Back from a roller-coaster season that went below .500 until the break and culminated in a Sweet-16 appearance, the Eagles return almost everybody and look ready to take on their whole schedule.

    The Devils have had a revival of their own, with new head coach David Vespignani at the helm, and look like a team with a plan.