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Today's Opinions

  • This Father’s Day, teach an old dad a new twist

    Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists? All across the nation, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs.

    When you’re spending time with Dad this weekend, ask him if he can use some help paying for his prescription drugs. If so, tell him about the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and the extra help available through Social Security.

  • Levy County condones animal cruelty

    Based on Ms. Lou Elliot Jones’ article regarding the Levy county commission passing a resolution in support of the practice of fox/coyote penning, one should ask, what were they thinking. For them to support this practice of pack dogs chasing down foxes and coyotes while in a penned area regarless of size, implies that they condone animal cruelty.

  • New Church of God benefits entire community

    To the editor:

    On Sunday afternoon, May 23, the dedication service for the new Church of God in Williston, was, without doubt, one of the outstanding events to be held in our area this year. I am sorry if you missed it.

    With the Lord’s help, the Rev. Wesley Smith and his church have done an unbelievable job for which our entire community can be very proud.

  • Philpot thanks everyone for support

    To the editor:

    To all of the students, parents, friends, school staff and county staff, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for the retirement celebration held May 15 in my honor.

    Iee^feel like Iee^should have held the event to thank everyone for the wonderful support I have received for the 37 years Iee^have been teaching in Williston.

    Iee^have enjoyed the experience immensely and it has greatly enhanced my life.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    Recently in Federal Court, the sheriff of Levy County, Johnny Smith, pleaded before Judge Mickle for a lenient sentence for convicted county commissioner Sammy Yearty, who had been guilty of taking bribes.

  • Editorial

    Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Spring Hill), in one of her final acts as the U.S. Congressman for the 5th District of Florida, showed complete disrespect for the people who elected her.

    By manipulating the process, she took it upon herself to appoint her successor.

    We are deeply disappointed.

  • It's my anniversary

    A year ago last week I stepped into a long lineage of newspaper editors who, for the past 130 years, were dedicated to the people of Williston and the surrounding community.

    It was a daunting responsibility–just knowing that one day in the annals of history, my name would be included as editor of Levy County’s oldest newspaper. It was, and is, something I take seriously–and pridefully.

    Of all the towns and communities in Levy County, Williston was one I was not familiar with, ranking closely behind Inglis and Yankeetown.

  • You call call but I may not answer

    I despise telephones. I always have. Oh, sure there was a time in my youth when Iee^could talk for an hour (what my father allowed) with some silly boy I was crushing on. But I never was one to just pick up the phone to call someone and chat.

    Iee^much preferred then–as I do now–looking someone face to face when I speak with them. You can gauge so much from someone’s body language and eyes that just aren’t possible via a telephone conversation.