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Today's Features

  • Friday, Nov. 6

    Yard Sale

    Ode de Joy, a non-profit group will hold a yard sale at the Williston Lions Club Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 pm.

    Saturday, Nov. 7

    Pistol Class is Fund-raiser

    A basic pistol class will be held Nov. 7 in the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom, 9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson.

    The class, hosted by the sheriff’s office, will qualify participants for a Florida concealed weapons permit.

  • Anyone who spends even a little time getting to know the people who are living at Williston Rehab can tell you this: you won’t find much in the way of self-pity in their talk.

    In fact, to a remarkable extent, what you will find are attitudes and ways of being like those of Marvin Martin.

    Marvin, who is 50 years old, has been living at the nursing center for four months, and this is the first thing he says in response to a sympathetic comment about how young he is: “Many folks here are in worse condition than me.”

  • How do you become the best barbecuers in the state of Florida?

    To hear John Markham tell it, you get the toughest piece of beef there is, throw it on a grill and wait.

    Of course that’s what he and his cooking partner John Pendray have to say.

    They’re the state’s best and they aren’t about to give up any of their award-winning secrets.

    Markham and Pendray walked away last month with the top prize in the Florida Cattleman Association’s Barbecue Contest, held in Kissimmee.

  • Friday, Oct. 30

    FFA Barbecue

    Williston High School FFA Chapter will host a barbecue pork dinner Friday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. before the Red Devil homecoming football game.

    Tickets, which are $8, are available either pre-sale from an FFA member or at the dinner in the high school cafeteria.

    For more information,call 528-2153.

    Saturday, Oct. 31

    Woman’s Club Fashion Show/Luncheon

  • Saturday, Oct. 24

    NAACP Banquet

    The 19th annual banquet of the local NAACP chapter will be held at Usher Center in Chiefland at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Checks should be made payable to the NAACP and may be sent to P.O. Box 636, Williston, Florida 32696.

    For more information, please call Al J. Carnegie, president, at 352- 316-4064 or Rev. Scott, vice president, at 352-221-1352.

    Relay for Life Yard Sale

  • Thursday, Oct. 15

    Free Concert at Library

    On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Williston Public Library will celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    The Latin Band “Tropix” will perform, featuring band leader Gilberto DePaz.

    Originally from Puerto Rico, DePaz has resided in Gainesville for over 30 years. He has been in the music profession for 45 years. He is an accomplished performer and is locally, nationally and internationally popular. The program is free.

    Friday, Oct. 16

  • From the moment you ring the doorbell, there is no doubt about what drives Eden Langworthy: his family and his music.

    The affable Langworthy greets guests in his bare feet and torn jeans. A tattoo in large ornate script says “Windy”, his wife of some 25 years and the person responsible for most of the words that flow from his brain to his fingertips as he writes songs inspired by those he loves and the life he lives.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8

    Chamber Business After Hours

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours event at Palms Medical Center (formerly known as Trenton Medical Center) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet the Center’s CFO Anita Riels, the medical director Bruce Thomas, MD, and the staff . For more information contact the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, 528-5552.

    Nature photographer at library

  • I f you have never visited a nursing home, you might be surprised to know that not all the people living there are “seniors.”

    Take Susan Phillips, for instance. Susan moved into Williston Rehab & Nursing Center six years ago, at the (some might say tender) age of 47.

    She brought with her a love of plants, fish, dogs, cats and bears, and had to leave behind a home where her love of bears was displayed everywhere.

  • Saturday, Sept. 26

    River Cleanup

    Manatee State Park, the Friends of Manatee Springs and Suwannee Guides are celebrating National Public Lands Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at Clay Landing.

    Bring your own boat, or for the first 15 reservations, Suwannee Guides will provide canoes at no charge. The group will also shuttle participants from Manatee Springs to Clay Landing.

    The first 50 to register will have a free lunch provided by the Friends of Manatee Springs.