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  • Chamber dinner is Friday night

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be having its annual installation of officers banquet at Williston Crossings RV Resort on Friday, Jan. 25.

    Admission is $25 per person, which includes dinner. Corporate sponsorship tables are available for $500.

    Drawing for the Super $5,000 winner will take place that evening.

    Call the Chamber at 528-5552 for further information or to reserve your space.

    ESE parent panel to sponsor workshop

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Dan Baldwin III of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Danielle Baldwin, to James Everett Breeden III, son of Mr and Mrs. James Everett Breeden, Jr. of Williston.

  • Jim Coleman, city manager of Williston, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organization.

    Coleman is one of only 1,009 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. This is the Williston city manager's fifth annual and consecutive credential award by ICMA.

  • In my younger life, I never expected to end up in Florida. Now during the winter holidays I've come to appreciate Florida's appeal. On Christmas I walked in the next door woods, enjoying the soft light on olive green live oak leaves, russets of turkey oaks, golden tans of rushes and brown to gray bark of tree trunks. Bluejays called in tree tops; chickadees chittered in lower branches.

  • Monday, January 14, 2008

    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.

    WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

    CRA, 5:15 p.m., City Hall.

    WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

  • Cancer awareness presentation Saturday

    The public is invited to come and listen to facts given about colon and prostate cancer. This information will be given by Dr. Mary Hill from Alachua County.

    The presentation will be at the Oasis Center, 115 S.E. 10th St., on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9-10 a.m. For information call 528-1249, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avis Seabrook is the sponsor.

  • Whether you are at home all day, as Jim and I now are, or are still a part of the working force, nothing is more satisfying or comforting than to sit down to a simple supper of a bowl of steaming hot soup (this includes chili) with muffins, cornbread or homemade bread.

    It seems that since Jim retired last June we have been on a campaign to do all the things that we never had time or energy to get to before then. First it was to get the 5th wheel ready and up to Indiana, where we spent September and October. Once home it was time to begin holiday preparations.

  • The Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first program of the year on Thursday, Jan. 17. It will be in the library starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be a combination visual and speaking program.

  • Landmark Communications Inc., parent of Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI), owner of the Williston Pioneer Sun News, has hired national investment firms to explore selling the Norfolk, Va.-based company.

    "I can confirm that Landmark Communications has retained investment banks JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company's businesses," said Richard F. Barry III, vice chairman of the company.

  • Christmas and even New Year's is past for another year. We have all somehow survived one more year of trying some new recipes and making the traditional ones. It seemed like I would never be done; there was always one more recipe to prepare. But then, a few days before Christmas, everything was made and stored so that gift plates could be made and Jim and I would have goodies throughout the remainder of the season.

  • Fair group to meet

    The general meeting of the Levy County Fair Association will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall.

    'Grease' auditions set

    "Grease" is the word for the Suwannee Valley Players, who will perform the musical in March.

    Auditions are being held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

  • Saturday, January 5

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

    Monday, January 7

    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, January 8

  • Along with changes in terrain, I've also observed changes in mood while walking in our natural Florida landscapes.

    Recently I've been out in the woods during dusk, when the sun is disappearing and the trees look black against an orange-streaked sky.

    At dusk in the next door woods and around the cabin my mood can becomes peaceful and quiet as I watch for night creatures to come forth.

  • JANUARY

    4 - The City Council voted 3-2 to place a referendum on the ballot increasing council terms to three years.

    The Florida League of Cities honored Mayor Gerald Hethcoat with a proclamation and a pin marking his 25 years in elective office.

    11 - A former radio operator tells of his World War II role in Greenland.

    City election qualifying is next week.

    The water district has limited lawn watering.

    18 - The controversy over City Manager Jim Coleman's contract heated up at the council meeting.