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  • 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 Friends of the Williston Public Library provided an enthusiastic audience as artist Sylvester M. Wells presented the program at the library on Thursday, Sept. 18.

    Sylvester, one of the original "Highwaymen" spoke about his career and proceeded to paint a canvas which was commissioned by the library. The painting is being raffled as a fundraiser.

  • Pioneer to print

    map of 'treaters'

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News is putting together it's annual map for the Trail of Treaters on Oct. 31 in downtown Williston. Anyone who is going to participate and wants to be on the map (no charge) needs to call the paper with their name and location. Call Kathie at 528-3343, or e-mail classified@willistonpioneer.com.

    Deadline Friday for

    Peanut contests

    Calling all contestants!

  • 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.

  • Friends of the Williston Public Library

    Calendar of Scheduled Events - 2008-2009

  • First United Methodist Church of Williston (FUMC) will begin a Focused Living Retreat in October, but prior to that, 45-plus members-young and old, men and women, those who are retired and those who work long hours each week, gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the church's campus.

  • Going back over my columns, I've noticed bugs get short shrift. What to name a particular bug can be a puzzler. Do spiders belong in the bug category? What about butterflies? Is "bug" even a correct term. To help me, I checked out National Audubon's pocket guide to insects and spiders.

  • Saturday, September 20

    * 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, September 22

    * 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.

  • Candidate holds

    meeting Friday

    Congressional candidate Tim Cunha, running for the 6th District seat, will hold Williston town meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Victorian Tea Room, 115 S.E. 1st Ave., one block south of Noble Avenue. Light refreshments will be served by the Democratic candidate, who will face Republican incumbent Cliff Stearns in November.

    Bronson church

  • U.S. 19 looks like a pretty big piece of road, at least until both northbound lanes are crammed with motorcycles - some 275 of them. Cars and trucks waited, and their drivers stared, as a mile-long parade of chrome, fringed leather and flames flowed through the tiny U.S. 19-State Road 24 interchange into Otter Creek Saturday morning.

  • The word "retirement" can mean different things to different people. Take Dr. Lou Jensen, for example. He "retired" after a 34-year-career working at a medical clinic in Cocoa-Rockledge where he had spent a great deal of time treating space center employees. That was in 1988. Instead of taking life easy, though, he stayed active in his profession. He was often sent to different Florida cities to fill in where medical help was needed. He worked in clinics and nursing homes in a number of towns from the Panhandle to Lake City to Dowling Park.

  • The Levy County Fair held the first of its four pre-qualifying karaoke contests on Monday, Sept 1. It was a great time with a supportive attendance. The Fair Association puts on these pre-qualifying contest in order to pick the top five singers, who will line up to compete during the Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1. They will compete to be crowned the greatest karaoke singer in Levy County.

  • Monday, September 15

    * 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.

    * Williston Junior Horseman's Club meeting, 6 p.m., Williston Horseman's Park, Southwest 19th Avenue. Contact Kim Kimball, 528-7602.

    Tuesday, September 16

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • While another tropical storm brews in the south, I'm looking at notes I took after the last storm. When I described being at home during that storm, I wrote that I didn't see any wild animals around the cabin. That's true. A day or two later was a different story.

  • Clothing giveaway

    There will be a free clothing giveaway at the Raleigh Church of God by Faith, 7891 N.E. Highway 41, on Sept. 6. There will also be free hot dogs.

    For information call 528-3132.

    Flag Team plans

    barbecue Saturday

    The Williston High School Flag Team will hold a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 in front of Williston City Hall.

    Tickets are $8 and include barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans and dessert.

    All proceeds go to the flag team.

    Book Fair planned

    at City Hall

  • Friday, September 5

    * SHARE Sign Up 1-3 p.m. Cornerstone Assembly of God. Contact Elsie Neal, 528-5709.

    * Fish Fry Meal, 6 p.m., Holy Family Church, Williston.

    Saturday, September 6

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

    Monday, September 8

    * 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.

  • The usual suspects triumphed at Monday's karaoke contest held at AMVETS Post 88 in Bronson, though the menu of music on tap was long and deep.

    It took a three-way sing-off to crown Carissa Fields of Chiefland, with her letter-perfect rendition of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." Bronson's Reginald Stacy placed second with his tiebreak song of "Purple Rain," by Prince, and Samantha Beckham was third with Martina McBride's "Independence Day."

  • Saturday, August 23

    * SHARE Distribution, 9-10 a.m., Cornerstone Assembly of God. Contact Elsie Neal 528-5709.

    Monday, August 25

    * 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 495-1294 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, August 26

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • 4-H Roundup

    to be Aug. 23

    Levy County 4-H will hold its annual Roundup Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Extension Office in Bronson. The Hartley Barbecued Chicken Contest will begin at 8 a.m.

  • The Levy County Fair Association is seeking judges for its pre-qualifying karaoke events.

    The contests are as follows:

    Sept. 1 - 11 a.m. "Outside" at the Amvets post 88 in Bronson, (the new location by the race track).

    Sept. 20 - 11 a.m. Tommy Usher Center, Chiefland.

    Oct. 4 - 11 a.m. Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Oct. 11 - 1 p.m. Coconut's at Cedar Key.

    The group is also seeking qualified candidates for the following judging roles during the fair itself (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2):

    Thursday: Battle of the Bands - Day One.