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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor–March 8

    Time to change school mascot?

    To the editor:
    I do a lot of signs for the community and it always bothers me to put the Red Devil name or logo on the signs I produce.
     Not being a very religious person, it still makes me ask why we continue to use the devil as a mascot. Isn’t there some other name we could use like some kind of animal or something that would be better suited to use to promote the efforts of our children?  

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:
    I was an inmate at Levy Forestry Camp. I worked for Robin Vick, who was such a blessing.
    But she was not the only person who had such a positive impact on me.
    The city of Williston has some of the best people in the U.S.
    Working in the public was scary at first, wondering how people would react.
    But to my surprise, the city of Williston treated us inmates like real people.
    That helped my self esteem.
    Not only would they thank us and tell us what a good job we were doing, people always had a smile for us.

  • Disappointed with commissioners’ action

    To the editor:

    It was with great sadness and surprise that I read the article entitled “County snuffs out teens’ tobacco resolution” in the Jan. 4, 2012 edition of the Williston Pioneer. Having grown up in Williston, I have great interest as to what my family members are exposed.

    As a Registered Nurse, high school teacher, S.W.A.T. advisor and one who has lost several family members to tobacco use, I was disappointed in the commission’s rejection of the resolution. Almost 89 percent of tobacco users begin using by age 18.

  • Disagrees with faith columnist

    To the editor:

    I was saddened by Pastor Stewart’s opinion piece in last week’s Pioneer.

    His unprovoked attack on evolution seemed based on a fundamental denial of the purpose of science, which is to simply observe and document the ongoing revelation of existence.

    He suggests that a convicted felon should have greater authority on this subject than a Nobel Prize winning physicist, another cause for concern.

  • Letters to the editor

    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.

  • Thank you, Williston

    To the editor:
    An open letter to the town of Williston:
    I was going through your town late one evening after a long trip from Tampa when I came across your wonderful holiday lights.
    They brought a smile to my face and made me realize that throughout the whole drive, I had not seen one town with Christmas lights.
    So thank you to the townspeople of Williston who show a wonderful display of the holiday spirit and put warmth in the heart of a tired driver.
    Sheila Short
    Newberry

  • Apology from mayor and council president

    To the citizens of Williston:
    On behalf of the city council, we wish to extend our deepest apology to those in attendance at the council meeting on Dec. 6.
    It is regretful that those in attendance, especially the friends and parents of the children for Student of the Month and FFA, to have experienced such a quarrelsome display by council members.

  • Letters to the Editor-Nov. 24

    With a grateful heart
    To the editor:
        The Williston Relay For Life Committee would like to thank you for your amazing support over the years.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:
    Lord of ALL peoples,
    I ask your blessing and Council of the Spirit for our elected and appointed local officials and local government employees. My Spirit aches as I hear of and read the communications, official and otherwise, by and among our leaders.
    My fear is that passion has turned to poison, concern to contempt, and calls for justice to unjust personal attacks.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:
    There is a tax neutral and non-partisan way to continue funding Medicare and Social Security at the current level.
    1)  Remove the upper limit of $106,800 for Social Security deductions on earnings. 
    2)  Allow an income tax credit for those additional deductions to make it tax neutral.  Then the maximum payment to retirees won’t need to increase.