Today's Opinions

  • Humility before honor

    It’s been 14 weeks since I learned that I had B-cell lymphoma.

    That seems like a short time–only three and a half months–but in some ways it seemed like an eternity.

    In the beginning it was a seemingly endless parade of doctors and tests. Just when I thought I was finished, I received another referral; another test; another opinion.

    Driving to Gainesville two or three times a week–and later every day–gave me a lot of time for contemplation and self discovery.

  • Just how good was this 2014 championship team?

    One only has to be a fan of any sport, and you will hear the same old stories and predictions from many coaches and sportscasters regardless of the sport.

    There are those who say defense wins football championships, and free throw shooting wins and loses most basketball games. And some say defense and others say it’s pitching that wins baseball championships.

    Well, let’s take a look at this 2014 Williston Red Devil Baseball 1A State Championship team to see just how good they were.

  • End of year schedules need to be coordinated

    To the editor:

    As the end of the school year winds down I would like to address a problem that probably affects quite a few families.

    I know it is probably too late to change things this year, but hopefully it will cause changes in subsequent years.

    As EOC's, finals, awards, graduations and banquets dates are being set, I am imploring the elementary, middle and high schools to come together and come up with a schedule where each school has its own date or dates set for the celebrations of their students.

  • Thanks for the food

    To the editor:

  • Celebration of Life successful


    To the editor:

    Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, an all volunteer charity organization, held its 5th annual Celebration of Life in conjunction with the ASPCA’s Help A Horse Day on April 26. More than 25 volunteers and 100 guests attended the educational fundraising event.

  • Red Devils make us proud


    If you were watching or listening to Tuesday night's game, you know how excited the Red Devils' fans were. You may have been excited yourself.

  • Excitement was contagious


    It's been a  rough baseball season here at the Williston Pioneer. Our sports writer quit and despite advertisements, Facebook pleadings and discussions with teachers and students alike, no one came forward to do the job.

  • VA nurses appreciated

    To the editor:

    Each year, National Nurses Week is celebrated beginning May 6 and ending May 12 on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

    National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.