• Residents speak out on Tarmac

     It’s about water

    To the editor:
        Tarmac wins, Levy loses. A few years from now Levy commissioners and planners will be quoting Bill Clinton who when asked about NAFTA said, “It sounded like a pretty good deal at the time.”
    I came from Manatee County 26 years ago. I saw what happened there. Water wells freely flowed for farmers, no pumps, when I was a kid.

  • Smoke alarms save lives

    To the editor:
    Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths–52 percent–occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., when residents are typically sleeping.
    Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Just two or three breaths of toxic smoke can render you unconscious. The majority of fire victims die or are injured from exposure to smoke and toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, not actual burns. In addition, smoke obscures vision, decreasing your ability to escape.

  • First time paving is a better idea

    To the editor:
    Recently read that streets in Williston are being repaved because of potholes.  I think it better to pave some unpaved roads first.  I’ll gladly trade our unpaved lime rock road for a paved road with potholes.
    Bob Holmes

  • Projects good for county

    To the editor,
    I have lived in Levy County most of my life, and own and farm 265 acres in south Levy County off Highway 19. If constructed the nuclear power plant, the King Road mine will be my close neighbors. So I believe my say in this is important.
    Levy County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone who comes here wants to stay here and those of us born here don’t want to leave. But right now there’s no work and no opportunity for people to stay here and make a living.

  • Thanks for your support

    To the editor:
    AmVets Post 444 would like to thank everyone who donated and participated in the benefit for the Means’ family. More than $2,000 was raised this past weekend.
    Jim Miller, Commander

  • Tarmac says info wrong

    To the editor:
    With a project the size and scope of the proposed King Road Mine, we at Tarmac have become accustomed to the occasional misstatements of facts about the impact of the mine.  Our goal is to counter these misstatements with verified, proven facts.
    Recently, our detractors have spent considerable time and energy making statements that have no basis in fact. While we respect everyone’s right to an opinion, we must correct those opinions when they are simply not true.

  • A huge thank you and two apologies

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to my recent column in the Pioneer.  Afterward, Steve Holcomb pointed out to me that his “vague motion for picnic tables” was not a motion about picnic tables; but was instead a motion about pavilions.  My statement was a reference to a motion of Mr. Holcomb’s at a recent city council meeting.  Mr. Holcomb also pointed out that he knew I was not at that meeting.  Mr. Holcomb, I apologize for misstating the topic of your motion.  

  • Celebrate Career and Tech Ed Month

    To the editor:

  • Williston lost a treasure

    To the editor:
    A recent passing in our community occurred without even a nod of acknowledgment.
    On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, “Ms. Rebecca” of Pesso’s Hardware lost a year-long battle against cancer.
    She ran Pesso’s Hardware for many years. She was well known by the community. She shared her extensive knowledge of farming, animal, plant and garden care with her customers. Many cared about her and stopped into the store to visit as much as to purchase and ask questions.

  • Monkey business

    To the editor:
       In response to the article about the monkey sighting, I too, have had the privelege of encountering the visiting monkey on four occasions.  
      I felt so excited and honored to have happened upon such a lovely creature in our pasture. The monkey sat on the fence and gazed at me.
     I wished him well and a safe journey in his adventures around the neighboring farms.