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Holiday Hope a success
To the editor:
We at Holiday Hope would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to the many benefactors that enable so many children in our community to have a joyful Christmas.
 First and foremost, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who has provided us with a facility large enough to store, organize, and distribute Christmas additions to hundreds of local families, our deepest gratitude.
 For so many years, you have provided space and volunteers to complete the mission.  This would be a hugely difficult challenge without your help.
To all of the community individuals and businesses, if it were not for your caring and generous sharing of yourselves, many angels would not have been adopted.
 The memories of Christmas joy and sharing will be remembered on through the ages, especially by those in need of help.
 I shall never forget the gift of love when I was the one in need.
Interestingly, Holiday Hope rose up out of a time at Christmas, when a family lost their home and all belongings to a house fire.  
The nurses and doctors all chipped in to make sure they still were able to celebrate as well, with joy and thanksgiving, even amidst such sorrow. Joy can still be found.
Holiday Hope continued to grow from that first year, and has become a valued, important, and necessary organization within our “corner of the world.”
  One of the great things about this group is that it allows all of us to share a portion of our abundance with those who really need help.
Is there a better example of gifts from the heart at Christmas?
 Holiday Hope thanks you for another Christmas of joy. May it be Christmas in your hearts all year round.
Dimita Anderson
Williston

Asbell retires
To the editor:
    As I write this, I do so with a heart that is full of emotions and outlook. After 34 years of working with Levy County in several capacities and 20 years serving as Supervisor of Elections, I would like to announce my retirement, which will be effective December 31, 2012.
I have been challenged and enthused by my work throughout the years. I appreciate all the encouragement and support I have received during my service to the citizens of Levy County.
Thank you for the professional and personal development that I have been granted over my term. It is time for a new generation to step forward and continue to lead our county in conducting fair and impartial elections.
Again, thank you to the citizens who voted and supported me for the past 20 years to serve as YOUR Supervisor of Elections. 
Connie Asbell