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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Should I enter into a pre-nuptial agreement?

      By Pierce Kelley

  • Social Security covers every season of life

    By Paul Barnes

  • Telltale dashboard light

    Modern technology is wonderful, except when it scares the heck out of you.

    This week I was filling in at our Williston newspaper, my former home paper, in between getting the South Marion Citizen material put together.

    That meant extra traveling. My car is only nine months old, so I wasn’t worried about driving between the two offices, providing I could avoid the West Port High and Williston Elementary school zones.

  • 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.

  • Fish fry thanks

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank Post 88 and 444 AmVets, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons for the fantastic fish fry they held for a local soldier, PFC Jamie Page, killed in Afghanistan, who left behind a 3-year-okl son, Jarod.

    With the help of local bands, A Touch of Class Trio and South Bound Band, and the Bronson Volunteer Fire Department donating their time, $1,600 was raised for Jarod and his family. 

  • Look beyond postcards when casting your vote

    To the editor:

    You can tell it is election time when the daily mail brings numerous expensive promotional political mailers soliciting your vote.   A great deal of money is spent on these mailings, money which could be better directed to help worthwhile local projects.

  • Importance of public lands

    To the editor:

    Public lands and the protection of wildlife habitat and open space provide many benefits to the public. In addition to protecting wildlife habitat and native plant species, public lands are also important for protecting a multitude of essential ecosystem services that support human life and benefit people. As Florida urbanizes, pressure will increase on the land that remains undeveloped to provide for hurricane and storm protection, flood control, water storage, pollination of agricultural crops, and natural purification of our air and water.