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Today's Opinions

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    The strength of any community lays with its residents and businesses. For the past 25 years, the Williston Chamber of Commerce has supported local business and promoted “Shop at Home.” That’s because every dollar spent in Williston turns over and over and over.

    This year marks the Chamber’s Silver Anniversary and last Friday it threw itself a party to salute the people who work tirelessly, selflessly to ensure the economy of Williston stays strong.

  • Two out of three are worse

    Health care reform has been put back into play by President Obama and the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. A seven-hour televised summit between Republicans and Democrats last Thursday accomplished nothing. An event that was supposed to foster bipartisan cooperation only further exemplified the divisiveness of this issue. Republicans would like to see health care reform smothered in its cradle, while Democrats continue to grasp at straws (and votes) that do not appear to exist.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2010, my precious mother collapsed in the parking lot at Walgreen’s in Williston. Thanks to some kind person who saw her, 911 was called.

    Although my mother was by herself that day, we have been able to somewhat put the events together that occurred.

    Within moments, there arrived a team of men who we will be forever grateful for.

    My intent is not to embarrass them by any means, but to recognize them for their dedication to their job and to let them know how very much we appreciate them.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank the first responders, following the emergency landing of my aircraft on Sunday morning, Feb. 21. I was only able to talk briefly to some of the many people, who came to help me and my son out of the aircraft, and into the ambulances. I don’t know most of the people who came to help, but my sincere thanks to all of you. My son Phillip and I will be forever grateful for your quick response and assistance.

    We are both recovering well, and we feel  fortunate to live in a community, such as Williston.

  • Doing things right

    Iee^have put out just about 38 newspapers since May. That’s 38 weeks and if compared to the gestational cycle of a normal woman, it would mean Iee^would be close to delivery.

    That’s a deadline that most people anticipate with joy.

    It’s probably the only deadline people actually enjoy.

    For most of us deadlines are dreaded. One thing is for sure: we all have them.

  • I still remember for her

    I called my mom Monday night. It was late for her 9:58 p.m. in Murray, Utah, and late for me, 11:58 p.m. in Levy County, Florida. My mom told me that early in January that she’d like me to make calling her more often my new year’s resolution. So I did.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    When I moved to Williston in the early 80s, it was a very nice place to live, not much there but that’s the way people liked it.  Now having returned for family and personal reasons it has slipped into a state of sad disrepair with the people of this community and the government all sharing in the blame.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The Williston Police Department would like to express a tremendous “thank you” to the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions for the 2009 Police Awards Banquet.

    Their continuous support of our department is most valued. We are grateful for their civic mindedness, for without them, we wouldn’t have been able to have such a wonderful evening.