Willing to sweat
To the editor:
I loved your column. I also paint and would love to see some place where we could display our work and possibly sell some.
We used to have a yearly art show at the Women’s Club. We need something. I would be willing to provide some sweat.
Carolyn, you have much improved our paper and appreciate your love of the town.
The seed is planted
To the editor:
I was really charged up to read your article about our need for culture and finding Williston’s niche. I don’t have any ideas about what the niche might be since my husband and I have only lived here for 2 1/2 years and don’t feel we know the heart and soul of this community.
Since I first moved here it has been my dream and strong desire to have something done with the corner and strips of Main N and Noble E. It looks like a town that has been abandoned and my heart aches a little to see it in this condition. My mind’s eye sees the potential for that area to be so totally charming. The possible changes you’ve already mentioned would be an ideal start up.
My husband and I would love to meet with you, and anyone else that might already be involved, to take part in the planning and certainly to offer our help, in any way we are able, to turn ideas into action.
Thank you so much for planting the seed for change. I sincerely hope we can get enough people involved and behind this wonderful possibility.
Catherine and Rick Pagano
Potential is there
To the editor:
After reading your ‘culture’ editorial, it prompted me to go in a direction I’ve been thinking about for a few years–to help to physically improve this precious little town.
Williston is a wonderful place to live but greatly needs a little TLC.
The people are the friendliest and warmest group. The town is comfy and cozy, but stagnant. The empty stores and buildings are crying for a good cleaning. There is zero progress in any area. The local hospital is begging for support.
It can be fixed, but not without the demand and support of its citizens.
An art/craft gallery– how refreshing! Sparkling storefronts...how refreshing! Pride of ownership and pride of being able to live in Williston takes only the desire to achieve. If there is anything I can do to help in this please let me know.
The people are the best as are the places we frequent and knowing what this town could be ...even more refreshing!
Good hospital experience
To the editor:
I’ve heard and read negative comments about our community hospital for many years. I just want to let everyone know about the wonderful experience I recently had at Tri County Hospital in Williston.
Weekend before last, I was having chest pains very late in the evening. I decided to go to the ER and make sure that it wasn’t anything serious. I was seen quickly, hooked up to monitors, and my medical history was taken. Tests were quickly done and the ER physician, Dr. Martin, saw me and made the decision to put me into a patient room for observation overnight and most of the next day.
Everyone, Dr. Martin and RN Josh in the ER, plus everyone on the floor, RNs Renee and Lihua, along with techs Coco and Cassandra, were absolutely wonderful. They all were knowledgeable, efficient, dedicated and caring. They treated me with the utmost respect and care, and when I was trying to rest, they were very quiet and unobtrusive, but they were by my side in a second if I needed them.
I was given two meals while an in-patient. Both were more than sufficient, tasted good and were presented attractively. I have nothing to complain about where the food is concerned. In fact, the pork chop at lunch was extremely tasty.
Yes, our hospital is over 50 years old and shows its age. However, that doesn’t mean that it is unclean or messy. The hallways, walls and patient rooms were sparkling clean, and you couldn’t find a speck of dirt or debris anywhere. I was nicely surprised by the ultra cleanliness.
Lastly, I can find nothing about the hospital or the personnel to complain about. Everyone was wonderful and the hospital itself should be given a fair chance to prove itself again after recent mishandling. If you have a reason to go to a hospital, Tri County Hospital is a good place to go.
Disturbed at lack of candidate participation
To the editor:
On May 31 the citizens of Levy County attended and made presentations based on the submission of the Draft EIS.
Comments were made by citizens from through out the county just not those of Southern Levy County.
There was also comments made by citizens who do not live in the county but frequent and vacation here as well as other public officials from Dunnellon.
The comments made by a representative from Dunnellon was that he was here to gather more knowledge on the topic.
Now this is the sad part–no elected officials on the current BOCC, county clerk, or any other candidates seeking office in Levy County other than Noel Desmond were present.
I find this very disturbing that elected officials and candidates did not attend. If elected officials were advised not to be present by the county attorney that was bad advice.
What the citizens lost here was an opportunity for new candidates and current elected officials to hear the voice of its citizens express their concerns. Obviously these officials and candidates do not appear to be interested in citizens’ comments or opinions.
There are very few projects in this county as large and controversial as this project. There was very good input by the citizens, intelligent comments and questions were presented and asked. A rare opportunity to listen and learn was lost. It is of my opinion that county officials and candidates seeking office should have been at this meeting.
It is a sad day in this county when people who want to serve the citizens cannot find it in themselves to participate by just showing up!