Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 7, about 7 p.m., Iee^had to call 911 to respond to my husband.

    Mandy, Shaun and T.J. from the Levy County EMS were there in three minutes.

    The concern and support they gave me was wonderful.

    Ultimately my husband died in my arms at 11:30 that night. They were with me the whole time.

    We are a small town but big gifts of kindness and concern go a long way.

    These three people will always be in my heart.

    Hold your loved ones tight tonight.

    Jennifer Cox

  • Letters to the editor

    To the editor:

    Isn’t it a shame that we live in a community that tolerates double standards?

    A select number are trained to uphold the law. We elect a leader of that group of dedicated men and women to serve and protect our lives and property.

    We are expected to give these individuals courtesy and respect and in return we are to anticipate a safe environment for our family and our children.

  • Celebrate Florida Literacy “Month” by reading a good book

    “Naïve righteousness is a real turn off. Bible bigots give Western scripture a bad name.”

    Last week Florida celebrated Literacy Week. For those of you who missed the statewide promotion to remember to read, fear not. I, Warren Parkin a literate, am declaring February Florida Literacy Month. I know that February also marks national Black History Month. The two celebrations are not incompatible. In fact, they compliment each other. Thus, it is a good time to recommend some good books.