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Today's Features

  • By 11 a.m. Saturday, the six-foot table was teeming with canned goods and pantry staples as the Youth from Williston First United Methodist Church braved the humidity to collect goods for the food bank that is housed in their church.

    “The need is so big, we are running low,” members said, taking the time to thank shoppers who dropped off one item, or a dozen.

    Five churches support the food pantry and more than 40 families are helped each month with its bounty.

  • Joseph E. Smith, a normally relaxed person, was positively ebullient as he welcomed the visitor to his office.

    The room reflects his persona with Florida State University memorabilia always in view. The judge is known for his devotion to the garnet and gold, so much so a daughter is named Garnet.

    And why not be faithful to the school that launched the love story of his life? Smith met his wife Bobbie when the two attended FSU. They have two children, Garnet and a son, Scott, a Methodist minister, and six grandchildren.

  • It all began with a birthday.

    A birthday, almost 20 years to the day from this week’s edition.

    The way Lorraine Liebenau remembers it, her husband Fred ventured into a Hallmark card shop Dec. 9, 1989 to pick up a birthday card for his loving wife, and walked out with not only a card but the first of what would become a collection of Christmas village pieces.

  • Saturday, Feb. 20

     ‘Cruzin’ for Kidz”

    The Williston Elementary School Safety Patrols are hosting the Second Annual “Cruzin’ for Kidz” motorcycle ride on Saturday, Feb. 20 beginning at Williston Elementary School, 801 S. Main St. Registration 8:30-9:45; kickstands up at 10. Ride for free—Donations accepted. Lunch will be available for purchase upon the riders’ return to WES. For info: wescruzinforkidz@yahoo.com or 352-528-6030. Proceeds will go toward the kids’ trip to Washington in June.

  • Friday, Feb. 12

    St John the Evangelist Church in Williston will hold a Southern Fish Fry Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m . a the church on Hwy. 27, Chiefland.

    Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 7 years old and are available at the door.

    The mean consists of fish, french fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, grits, baked beans, dessert, coffee and tea.

    Sunday, Feb. 14

    Genealogy and History Society

    The Levy County Genealogy and History Society will meet Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum.

  • Saturday, Feb. 6

    Williston FOLee^Book Sale

    The next “Friends” Book Fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m in the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    Volunteers are asked to help begin sorting books Thursday night at 6 p.m. and continue Friday morning at 9 a.m.

    Helpers are also needed for the sale itself on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call Mary Mcdaniell, 528-5972 if you can help at any of the times above.

  • It’s been almost 30 years since Pat Wilson graduated from Williston High School, but the boy who became the man Jim Pitt has never forgotten the town, community, school and friends that helped shape his character.

    Pitt, an actor who plays a space shuttle captain in James Cameron’s Avatar that opens Friday, dropped in last week to catch up with old friends and remind people he is still the person they knew.

  • Sunday, Jan. 31

     Woman’s Club Luncheon

    The Williston Woman’s Club is holding a Soup/Chili Dinner Sunday, Jan. 31 at the clubhouse located on Highway 121 North. A variety of homemade soups and chili, plus salad and cornbread as well as an assortment of homemade desserts will be on the menu. 

    Cost for the meal is $7.50 for adults, $5 for those under 10 and no cost for children under three.

      The doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit club projects.

  • Thursday, Jan. 21

    Williston FOL

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will host Henry Sheldon, Gainesville story teller, Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the library.

    Sheldon is well known in Alachua and surrounding counties for his programs. He is also a very generous entertainer, as he has asked that his honorarium be given to the Levy County Library System to be used for programs in the Levy County libraries.

    Friday, Jan. 22

    Bronson FOL

  • Thursday, Jan. 14

    Congressman Talks

    A representative from Sen. Bill Nelson’s office will be at Williston City Hall from 4-5 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 14.

    Saturday, Jan. 16

    Cheerleading Camp

    There will be a WHS Cheerleader mini camp Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for all girls ages 4 and older .  This is a fun day for all girls to spend with the WHS Cheerleaders learning basketball cheers, chants, dances and stunts.  Each child will receive a t-shirt, snacks and lunch.