Williston Fire Rescue conducted a training burn on Nov. 21 at a house located at 30 S.W. First Street. The house had been damaged by a bedroom fire earlier this year and it was determined that it would be too expensive to repair it.
First United Methodist Church of Williston just recently purchase the property and church leaders asked the WFR if the department could be burn the structure to help with the cost of clearing the property. Williston fire officers and code enforcement evaluated the house and determined that it was safe enough to burn without affecting any other homes. The house was too damaged and unsafe to perform any interior training by WFR firefighters, but the department was able to give new auxiliary firefighters a chance to see and experience how quickly a fire can destroy a residential home. Published Nov. 27, 2014 Photo and Text Courtesy of WFR
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The actors in the play Curious Savage provide a photo opportunity during an intermission on Tuesday night (Nov. 25). These members of the Suwannee Valley Players are show in another photo on the COMMUNITY PAGE. Please check out those photos and some information about this upcoming play, which is listed in the CALENDAR PAGE. Published Mpv. 26, 2014 Photo By Jeff M. Hardison
The first day of the two-day Inglis-Yankeetown 33rd Annual Lions Club Seafood Festival on Saturday (Nov. 22) included artists competing for titles. First Place winner Frank Hurt is seen in the top photo. ~ Art Judge Ed Dawkins, Marsha Drew and Astara Edmonds accepted the difficult task of deciding winners. The winners of the 2014 Betty Berger Memorial Art Award are: First Place - Frank Hurt (pen and ink drawing);
Second Place (above) - Paul @Rocking Oaks (native North Florida wooden rocking chairs);
Third Place - Ian Williams (Wildlife Wood Sculptor);
and Honorable Mention - Gail Cormier (nature inspired jewelry and scarves). The late Betty Berger was a former Inglis city commissioner. She was very prominent in the state Republican Party. The big festival continues on Sunday (Nov. 23) in Yankeetown. There is more coverage of the first day coming soon to HardisonInk.com. For more photos and the story about the Seafood Festival, please see the LEISURE PAGE. Photos Provided
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Forty-Eighth Jingle Singer
The newest performer of the HardisonInk.com jingle is State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22), who on Nov. 7 was at Haven Hospice to Honor Veterans. Everyone is invited to sing the HardisonInk.com jingle. If you see Jeff Hardison and you want to sing the jingle, just let him know or send an email to editor@HardisonInk.com. He asks people to sing it, too, and some of them agree. (Thanks people!) This video was posted Nov. 25, 2014. The next jingle singer will be Lisa Hamilton with the lamb named Miracle, who was taped on Nov. 24 in the Archer area of Alachua County. After Hamilton, the most people singing the Jingle in four years will be featured. That is the Suwannee Valley Players cast of the play Curious Savage. -- Video by Jeff M. Hardison