Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • A bird in the wreath is like five in the house

    Work schedules  keep us from visiting our Georgia family and friends as much as we like, so after spending Thanksgiving here in Williston, we decided we were northbound for Christmas.
    As usual, the week before Christmas was a blur as I did last minute shopping (done for everyone in less than four hours), wrap said gifts, bake and create goodies, address and mail Christmas cards (no one said they had to arrive before Dec. 25) all the while holding down a full-time job.

  • Wow! Council meeting was eye-opening

    By Jerry Robinson

    Guest Columnist

  • Social Security can show you the way

    By Ruqayyah Nicholas
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville
    Social Security’s homepage, www.socialsecurity.gov, has a new look.
    Our redesigned homepage now features a service channeling guide on the left side of the page, which lists the most sought-after services and information on the site.  You’ll find the information or service you want quickly and easily, including links to:
    applying online for benefits;
    estimating your retirement benefits;
    Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs;

  • Outside the box

    By Susan Howell

  • Now I learn a new language of love for her

    When my mom was born, her parents named her Darlene. Seymour and Anne Horton thought they had coined a new name for their daughter, whom they called “Darling” in a domestic language of love.
    Once a strong voiced loquacious performer and confident matriarch of 10 children and a clan of about 100 –counting in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – my mom speaks mostly gibberish now in a weak, high, thin voice. Hers is a pigeon language of heartbreak and lucidity.

  • 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.

  • Nugent helped change nation

    Daniel Vance

    For more than 60 years, 88-year-old Tim Nugent of Champaign, Ill. has been by far the nation’s most effective advocate in terms of creating educational and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. After reading my column the next two weeks, perhaps you will agree