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  • Some might say that watching birds is at its best this time of year. In addition to migrating birds passing through, we also see the arrival of birds who stay here during the winter.

  • JBES carnival

    is tonight

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold its fall carnival on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the Williston High School football field.

    Tickets are available in advance. For information contact a classroom teacher or call 528-3341.

    Donations needed include two-liter drinks and cakes for the cake walk.

    Middle School

    hosts fun night

  • Saturday, October 25

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston

    Monday, October 27

    * 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.

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

    * Williston Senior Singles, Top of the Hill restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Alan Levine 226-2466 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, October 28

  • Little Miss Williston Sarah Dykstra

  • Here are the winners of the Miss Williston pageant held last Saturday:

    Little Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Sarah Dykstra

    1st Runner Up: Macy Huguley

    2nd Runner Up: Toni Oxendine

    3rd Runner Up: Mercedes Casillas

    Junior Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Harley White (shown in photo)

    1st Runner Up: Chelsea Buell

    2nd Runner Up: Morgan Williams

    3rd Runner Up: Aliah Grimes

    Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Taylor Acree

    1st Runner Up: Kendra Claude

    2nd Runner Up: Veronyca Schaudt

  • Canine Play Day

    to be Saturday

    A Monster Canine Play Day, a fund-raiser for the Williston Animal Group, will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 N.W. 150th Ave., Morriston, which will include lure coursing, costume contest, best cookie catcher, raffle, prizes, fastest treat eater and an auction.

    All proceeds benefit WAG. For information call 528-3828.

    Scouts take orders

  • Some days in early fall when being in the sun will actually feel good can be so peaceful. One such day I watched the neighbor's horse - I call her "Black Beauty" because of her charcoal gray coat and white mark on her forehead - relaxing in the sun. She lay flat on what was probably warm dirt and grass. She stayed that way so long I began to worry, but then I saw her head lift, and soon after, "Black Beauty" got to her feet and shook dust from her coat.

  • Saturday, October 18

    * Angel House Trift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Wiliston

    * 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, October 20

    * 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.

  • Teddy Roosevelt was president when Ellie Ruth Porter was born on October 10, 1908. Since then, we've elected 17 more presidents and watched as one was assassinated before our eyes. The country went through two world wars and a disastrous stock market crash. We enjoyed countless technological advances like the automobile, airplane, telephone, television and computer. We marveled as America landed a man on the moon.

  • Recently, I talked to the real estate agent in Georgia who helped me with my house hunting. She said, "you'd love it up here today." I asked about their weather. "Clear," she said, "and not too hot and not too cold." Northern Georgia was having one of those bright fall days most of us love. A week or so after my conversation with her, our area headed into some similar fall days.

  • Homecoming set

    at First Baptist

    First Baptist church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.

  • The Levy County Fair Association held their Karaoke Pre-qualifying competition in Williston this past Saturday.

    Junior Karaoke Contest winners:

    First Place - Katelyn Robinson

    Second Place - Cierra Barges

    Pre-Qualifying contest winners. All six singers below now qualify for the final competition on the main stage of the Levy County Fair.

    First place - Truce Allen

    Second place - Amber Richburg

    Third place - Kyra Fitzgerald

    Fourth place tie - Dandi McCallister and Tiffany Lesher

    Fifth place - Kristin Stewart

  • The second annual Miss and Little Miss Levy County Fair contest is set to kick off. Young ladies from all over the county are encouraged to participate. The contest and crowning will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. Plan to come and cheer them on. If you're interested in participating please visit the Web site for details.

  • Monday, October 13

    * 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.

    * 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.

    * AMVETS post 444 Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. post building.

  • Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its October First Saturday Book Fair, Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    It is the same day as the Peanut Festival which is held on the strand along Main Street. Special events of the book fair will be the selling of both the Williston: Crossroads of Florida and the Levy County History Book at a special combination price. Drollene Brown, a faithful member of the history books projects, will be on hand to sell these bargains.

  • Saturday, October 4

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Wiliiston

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

    Monday, October 6

    * 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.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, October 7

  • Church yard sale

    The Gospel Barn Church, 7351 S.E. 196th Ave., Morriston, (Small Farms Road) is having a large church yard sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3-4.

    Morriston benefit

    Willard's Restaurant and Lounge in Morriston presents "Howl'n at the Moon" party on Oct. 3, 4 and 5 for the benefit of the Morriston Volunteer Fire Dept.

    There will be live music from Thicker Than Water, Local Traffic and Willie and the Po Boys. There will be a bake sale and yard sale hosted by Nature Coast Abate, and a Friday night costume contest.

  • One of the things I'll miss in Georgia is our beautiful springs. In September I met with friends at Rainbow Springs. We go there frequently during the summer, always on a week day.

    For a dollar, visitors can swim, picnic, stroll the scenic paths or just relax for the whole day.

    It's the best bargain in town. The swimming area is a roped off section of the Rainbow River Springs headwater. The water is clear turquoise blue with white sand on the bottom. The temperature of the water stays the same in all seasons, a refreshing 72 degrees or so.

  • As Williston Woman's Club co-president Bunny Sandlin outlines the club's history, the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" comes to mind. Remember the part when the angel reveals to George Bailey what a significant contribution he has made to the community in which he lives?

  • First Baptist Church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.