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Today's Opinions

  • On Santa Claus

    Based on my five-year-old’s behavior in the last few days leading up to Christmas, I got the distinct impression he did not believe Santa was watching him through a crystal ball.
    And after his ruthless cross-examination of me on how Santa manages to transcend the laws of physics, I got another distinct impression that he did not believe in Santa at all.

  • Planning for the new year

    Work schedules  keep us from visiting our Georgia family and friends as much as we like, so after spending Thanksgiving here in Williston, we decided we were northbound for Christmas.
    As usual, the week before Christmas was a blur as I did last- minute shopping (done for everyone in less than four hours), gift wrapping, baking and creating goodies, addressing and mailing Christmas cards (no one said they had to arrive before Dec. 25), all the while holding down a full-time job.

  • Jessica Nicole Standridge, Enjoyed scrapbooking, swimming and Bible reading

    Jessica Nicole Standridge died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at her home in Old Town after a long illness.  She was 19.
    Jessica was born on Dec. 23, 1991.  She graduated from Dixie County High School in 2010 and was dual enrolled in Gateway Community College during high school. She worked as a cashier at Hitchcock’s Foodway in Old Town.  She was a member of the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church, she was active in the Driven Youth Team.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, swimming and reading her bible.

  • Wake up, America

     Now that the elections are over, the hard work starts.

  • Some rules to provide good public service

     I did not write the headline on this column, nor did I write most of what you will read here. But what follows is pretty darned good stuff that I wish I had thought of writing.

  • Annual celebration a success

     The National Wildlife Refuge System celebrated National Wildlife Refuge Week across the country.  Inviting you to join in, refuges hosted open house events, trail walks, wildlife programs, and bird walks throughout the over 100 million acre system of public lands tasked to provide habitat for the present and future generations.

  • Children's sports should be fun

     Soccer to a 4 or 5 year old should be fun. Coaches should remember their age when introducing the game to them. Parents should remember that it is only a game and a time of fun for their little ones.

  • Many thank yous from soldier's mother