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Today's Opinions

  • Preparing his whole life

    Jon Ebersole of Oak Park, Ill. feels as if he has been preparing for his current career and job his entire life.

    “I was raised a Mennonite, which is a very service-oriented faith,” said 48-year-old Ebersole in a telephone interview. “When in college, I was the ‘big brother’ for a kid in a tough situation involved with state services. I believe alcohol and emotional abuse existed in his family.”

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to the article titled "The Truth about Exotic Animals". To myself and many others this matter of what is being referred to as "Exotic Animals" (I call Wild Untamed Meat Eating Cats) in a residential area is a real and possible danger to all concerned and not to be taken lightly at all.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On May 29, 2009 two cities, Williston and Dunnellon, united in a mutual partnership to protect one of Florida’s special natural resources, Rainbow Springs. It was stated that two of the major threats to the springs are water quantity and quality. Williston and East Levy County, which lie in the Rainbow River Springshed, provide a necessary water supply function (surface and ground water recharge) to areas south of the county, i.e. Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The June 4 issue contained a letter from a concerned citizen (with whom we agree 100 percent). She recommends we show our support in trying to defeat the request for special exemption permits.

    Your note referred the readers to a story on page one.

  • Memorial Day is a time to honor, remember

    He was a 17-old-boy who knew he was not cut out to be a scholar, a coalminer or a farmer. And so he did the only other thing he could think of:ee^he lied about his age and joined the Army.

    By November 1950, he was on the shores of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea and on Dec. 1-2 he was shot twice, bayoneted 16 times by the Chinese and left for dead on the frozen tundra.

    Back home his parents received a telegram that read, in part, “Your son was slightly wounded.”

    Semi-illiterate, all they knew to do was pray.

  • Memorial Day is a time to honor, remember

    He was a 17-old-boy who knew he was not cut out to be a scholar, a coalminer or a farmer. And so he did the only other thing he could think of:ee^he lied about his age and joined the Army.

    By November 1950, he was on the shores of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea and on Dec. 1-2 he was shot twice, bayoneted 16 times by the Chinese and left for dead on the frozen tundra.

    Back home his parents received a telegram that read, in part, “Your son was slightly wounded.”

    Semi-illiterate, all they knew to do was pray.

  • Best food is right in your hometown

    Anyone who knows me at all will tell you I am, at best, a finicky eater. I always have been, and for the life of me, I don’t know why. It certainly wasn’t a learned behavior from my parents, who ate practically everything.

    No, Iee^have a discriminating palate and I am not adventuresome at all.

    Or at least I wasn’t until Iee^met Tom.

    BT (or Before Tom), I was content to eat at any variety of chain restaurants and most of the time would order the exact same thing, over and over.