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Today's Opinions

  • Unmentionables and other clothing

    Back in August, I was loading up my backpack for a three-week hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail and discovered my stash of unmentionables a bit shy. So I picked up a packet of ladies’ briefs on my next shopping excursion. I brought them home, ripped open the pack, and let loose a wailing, “Oh, no!” I checked the packaging: my usual brand; my usual size; but they looked wrong. I tried on a pair only to find that they wouldn’t go all the way on without more than a little shimmy action on my part.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    We are writing this to share with Levy County what a wonderful tribute to military service personnel of all branches both past and present we had the pleasure of attending.  This took place on Monday evening, Nov. 9, at our local Williston Elementary School. 

    We were invited by our niece, Sarah Smith who attends the fifth grade at WES. 

    She and her fellow classmates performed the combination musical/drama led by the first year music teacher, Carrie Olson and assisted by various other faculty. 

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Well, I guess we seniors can all be proud of the organization that is supposed to help us, huh?

    They are now helping us with their endorsement of OBAMACARE, isn’t that wonderful?

    Do they now want to control us also? Are you ready to give up your freedom, your liberty? Wasn’t this the reason our great country was founded?

  • Forced public apologies are ineffective and breach juvenile privacy

    “I have suffered the consequences;” “I apologize for what I did to the school;” and “I’m sorry for what I did.” These three phrases are quoted from the forced apologies given by three teenage girls a couple of weeks ago in front of more than 600 students during lunchtime at Bronson Middle High School. In June, the girls vandalized the campus, writing on walls with permanent marker the last day of school.

  • Williston Pioneer Editorial

    The nation will observe Veterans Day next week, amid what seems to be an increasing movement to honor and respect those who serve and have served in America’s military.

    With Central Florida being home to many veterans, in many communities we have the opportunity to get together with other residents to honor these veterans Wednesday, Nov. 11 at various events.

  • The Progressive View

    We are the source of all their wealth. They are the corporate elite, the collective proprietors of the company store who have raised themselves, by the sweat of our toil, to a position of unimaginable power and prosperity. They are the plunderers of resources, of lives and of dreams. While only one percent of the population, they have amassed 90 percent of the loot.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    It’s no secret. Times are tough for local businesses. While the national and state news continues to broadcast concerns of a faltering economy, you really don’t even have to tune in to know that.

    All you have to do is take a walk down just about any main street.

    From your favorite pizzeria to your local hair salon, businesses are feeling the pinch of a weakened economy. People just aren’t eating out as often as they did. They’re going longer between haircuts. Many people are squeezing every cent that they can from their dollars.

  • Little known environmental issues

    Recently your paper ran an article by Andrea Rumbaugh about local farming practices and the environment. The basic concern was whether farmers contribute to environmental degradation with their use of chemical fertilizers and water use. These are good issues to bring before the public.