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Today's Opinions

  • Appoint the superintendent

    This is something I've been wanting to propose for a long time, but have held off because we had an incumbent elected school superintendent.

    Now that Cliff Norris has declared his intention not to run for re-election, it's time to look at the advantages of having an appointed, rather than elected, superintendent.

  • The new sidewalks of Williston

    There was an old song called Sidewalks of New York. It started out "East side, west side, all around the town."

    Right now we feel like we're in a show called the Sidewalks of Williston.

    About a month ago some workers came along and put down a sidewalk all the way along Northwest First Avenue.

    The block in front of our building was the final step.

  • Put Fair commitments on hold

    Just a few weeks ago, I wrote what a good time I had at the Levy County Fair.

    That really hasn't changed, but a few revelations about the financial condition of the Fair have put a new spin on things.

    Forget the legal problems; they should clear up. It's the fact that the Fair is in the red that should concern people, especially local governments.

    By the way, if you pledged money to the Fair Association to help with expenses, and you haven't lived up to you pledge, please do so. But that's another matter.

  • Animal abuse policies changed

    Editor:

    Just a little update. Thanks to the editorial you ran in the paper a few weeks back on the 18 Arabian horses rescued in Alachua County, I have received the following letter from the Sheriff's Department stating that they agree that their current policies were lacking in matters of animal abuse cases. They have confirmed that after reviewing my letters and being persistent in what transpired with these horses, they have rewritten the policy on the handling of animal abuse cases.

  • The Grinch in Williston

    Editor:

    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the lack of Christmas lit homes this year?

    After the fiasco with the electric bills, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

    Christmas is not about the lights, but they do bring holiday cheer.

    Who doesn't enjoy driving around and admiring the light displays that people work so hard on?

    This year is different though. Combining the two blocks in our neighborhood, only two homes have lights and decorations. Out of 24 homes. Only TWO!!!

  • Working together in the new year

    When you get a little older, the years just seem to fly by.

    That's the case for me, as I find it hard to believe that it's almost 2008. Growing up, I can remember when a book like 1984 and a movie such as 2001: A Space Odyssey were science fiction.

    Now, a lot of the "Big Brother" mentality in 1984 is surfacing, and we have people wandering around space as if it were their own back yards.

    I'd rather stick to the problems here on Earth as we head into the new year, and not worry about asteroids striking Mars or other such things.

  • Parade, Light Up Williston were successful

    Editor:

    On behalf of the GFWC Williston Junior Woman's Club I would like to thank the Williston community for their overwhelming support of this year's Christmas Parade and Light Up Williston. The Junior Woman's Club has sponsored the Christmas Parade for many years and this year we also sponsored the Light Up Williston festivities. Our club feels these events bring joy to many in the area and are worthy of our support.

  • Thanks for bread from Ryan's Deli

    Editor:

    I would like to thank Ryan's Deli for donating to the Sunshine Group Home their extra bread. Ryan's Deli is located on Main Street, great place to eat. Welcome Ryan's to Williston.

    Sunshine Group Home for mentally challenged. It is a ALF home.

    This home is located at 719 N. Main St.. They accept any donations, of food, clothes,Christmas gifts for the residents. Come on Williston, show that you care.

    Barbara Allen

    Williston