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Letters

  • Tarmac not worth it

    To the editor:
    The Tarmac Mine “Approximately elevation 6-7 feet on Gulf side and 16-17   feet on east end” sits within the hurricane–surge reach and evacuation   zone of a category 2 and higher storm.  Fifty-Two major hurricanes or storms   have directly impacted upon Levy County, an average of 3.21 storms per year   from 1842 through 2009.

  • True spirit of Christmas

    To the editor:
    For almost seven years in a row to date, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has opened their building and hearts to provide a safe haven for Santa’s helpers.
    This is through the 501c Not-For-Profit national organization of Holiday Hope Inc. founded and based here in Williston.

  • Were you the good Samaritans?

    To the editor:
    The very most important issue I need to discuss is the   actions taken by the good Samaritans, sheriff’s office, Williston and the Morriston fire departments.
    On Wednesday, Nov.10, while alone, my  garage burned to the ground. Without the help of the good Samaritans who stopped, even as I was calling 911, I would never have held up during the  burning.

  • Be safe during the holiday season

    To the editor:
    The recent tragic fire in Citra Marion County has left our community saddened and questioning. How could this happen? We often hear of fires on television or in the newspaper, but we never imagine that one will hit so close to home.

  • Celebration was inspiring

    To the editor:
    I went to the Williston Veterans Day Celebration at the Heritage Park Pavilion Thursday evening.  I just have to share with those who weren’t able to go. It was awe inspiring!
    There were many veterans from all branches of the service and one currently serving, waiting on his orders to go over there again.
    The Williston High School Band played superbly the National Anthem and many other songs. They are awe-

  • Thank you, Lilly Rooks and Nancy Bell

     To the editor:
    The citizens of Levy County owe a huge debt of gratitude to both Ms. Lillie Rooks and Ms. Nancy Bell as they retire from service on our Levy County Commission.  Ms. Rooks and Ms. Bell have served with high distinction, honor, integrity and good faith for many years.

  • What’s wrong with our schools?

    To the editor:

    I am writing to relay a story to your readers that my brother told me the other day. 

    My nephew is not doing so well in his math class. He says that the teacher will write problems on the board and when someone asks the teacher to explain it, is told to refer to the book.

  • What is the point of the political flyer?

    To the editor:
    I just received another flyer critizing a political opponent.  
    In this case the candidate’s “Public Disclosure” shows he receives both a state pension and Social Security.  This item is highlighted and there is a statement “Two taxpayer funded checks every month.”  
    While I’m no multi-millionaire, I receive those same two checks every month.  Before my retirement I periodically received a printout showing my employer’s contribution to the State Retirement System.

  • Thanks for a successful Peanut Festival

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Central Florida Peanut Festival and the Williston Area Chamber of   Commerce, we would like to take this opportunity to thank one and all involved in this year’s 22nd  Annual Peanut Festival.
    The city of Williston and its employees as always provided invaluable assistance in preparing Heritage Park to make this event a success.
    Thanks to the scores of other volunteers who once again gave of their time and energy to afford a venue which highlights the beauty and charm of our town.

  • Surrender or Dump??

    To the editor:

    So you have a dog you no longer want or can no longer care for.  You have two choices.  You can just dump it at a shelter after hours or you can surrender it to an employee at the shelter.

    When a dog is dumped at our shelter, it is left frightened and unattended. We do not know its name, medical history, likes and dislikes. So we add to the dog’s stress by calling it by an unfamiliar name and giving it vaccines it may not need.