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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Be safe during the holiday season

    To the editor:
    The recent tragic fire in Citra Marion County has left our community saddened and questioning. How could this happen? We often hear of fires on television or in the newspaper, but we never imagine that one will hit so close to home.

  • Champion of the underdogs

    By Ada Lang

  • It's the people who matter

    Tom and I decided this summer that we have finally reached an age where we don’t need “stuff” so we made a pact not to buy expensive gifts (over $50) for each other.
    We have most everything we need–and a lot of what we want. Anything we might consider as a gift, we can buy for ourselves. With those thoughts in mind, we decided to channel any extra money we have into traveling.
    “We’re making memories,” he told someone recently.

  • Celebration was inspiring

    To the editor:
    I went to the Williston Veterans Day Celebration at the Heritage Park Pavilion Thursday evening.  I just have to share with those who weren’t able to go. It was awe inspiring!
    There were many veterans from all branches of the service and one currently serving, waiting on his orders to go over there again.
    The Williston High School Band played superbly the National Anthem and many other songs. They are awe-

  • Our View

    If  you thought that Mayberry was a meandering dream that lives only on TV Land, guess again. Last Thursday, for the 11th year, the city of Williston paid homage to our military veterans in its annual celebration at the pavilion in Heritage Park.
    Patriotic music, moving speeches and the sight of  our nation’s true heroes sitting in a row moved many to tears in the stirring 90-minute event.
    Rep. Larry Cretul summed it up best when he described the annual event as a picture of Norman Rockwell’s
    America.

  • Thank you, Lilly Rooks and Nancy Bell

     To the editor:
    The citizens of Levy County owe a huge debt of gratitude to both Ms. Lillie Rooks and Ms. Nancy Bell as they retire from service on our Levy County Commission.  Ms. Rooks and Ms. Bell have served with high distinction, honor, integrity and good faith for many years.