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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let heavy backpack ruin your child’s day

    The American Chiropractic Association and TMC Chiropractic in Williston offer the following tips to prevent the needless back pain an overstuffed backpack could cause the student in your household:

    Make sure the backpack weighs no more than 10 percent of your child’s body weight. This means a 100-pound child should carry no more than 10 pounds on his or her back.

    A backpack with individualized compartments will help you position the contents most effectively and ensure that your child’s sandwich isn’t flattened by a heavy textbook.

  • Assessing Emergency Medical Services

    EMS assessments are changing this year. Historically, all property owners have paid the same annual amount of $75, regardless of their size or the frequency of calls. This meant that Wal-Mart paid the same assessed fee as a residential property owner. In an effort to be more equitable, a formula based on square footage for commercial, institutional and industrial/warehouse designated property was recommended by a company hired by the county to look at our assessment structure.

  • Spouses can apply online too

    You probably already know that when it comes time to apply for retirement, you can do it online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline. But did you know that spouses can apply online, too?

    If you are a spouse applying for benefits based on your husband’s or wife’s record, you can do it online from the convenience of your own home.

  • Unshakeable in a desperate situation

    Scripture passage: Daniel 2:1-49

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The swine flu is not coming–it’s already here. The question now is what will happen when our kids all get together when school opens Aug. 24. Will there be an explosion of new cases then, or later in the fall when the traditional flu spreads through society? A vaccine for the swine flu will not be ready until mid-October and right now that vaccine will take two shots given 21-28 days apart.

  • Who needs that much Drama?

    Drama is defined an exciting, emotional or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances. Most of us know that. But there are so many of us who live it. Drama. With a capital “D”.

    In any environment, whether it’s school, work, family or social, there’s always Drama. Most people keep it to themselves, handle it privately and we never know what is going on.

    But then there are those who over exaggerate everything and thrive on the crisis of the minute. You know them too.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    Next Monday, the familiar yellow school buses will be back on the roads taking children to school for another year of learning.

    Drivers should take note and remember traffic safety rules when school is back in session.

    It only takes one mistake to change the course of a life forever.

    Keep your mind on the road.

    Eat breakfast before you get in your car, lay aside the cell phone and forget about texting. The life you save might be a child’s.

  • Guest Column

    Anger is an interesting thing. Not an emotion in and of itself, it is a response to other emotions, such as fear or betrayal. It can be repressed or overt; expressed loudly through physical action or quietly through words; destructive or beneficial.