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Today's Opinions

  • Man turns TBI into an asset

    Mark Palmer of Sacramento, Calif., read my column a couple weeks ago concerning a man who experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Palmer emailed to tell his own TBI story.

  • Would you let your daughter color her hair blue?

    By Rebekah McCloud

    ContexTFlorida

    I recently took a ride on the new SunRail. I was among the throng onboard for a free ride and to see, as Dr. Seuss would say, “Oh, the places I could go.”

    When I entered the overstuffed car, a young woman immediately stood up and said to me, “Here, momma, take my seat.” And I did. I thanked her and commented about the kindness of her gesture.

  • Florida's new marijuana law

    ASK A LAWYER

    M. C. of Alachua asks, “What’s the deal with the new marijuana law? Someone told me that it didn’t apply to too many people. Is that true? So what is being voted on in November? Is that something different?”

    Dear M. C.:

  • Let's argue politics!

     There I go again—spouting out my opinions about politics, and succeeding only in offending someone, or pushing away another friend. Maybe the old folk wisdom is right: “Don’t discuss religion or politics!” It’s so hard to find someone who agrees with me 100%! Do I have to just shut up and wallow in my frustration alone? Will I ever find somebody that will agree with me on everything?

  • Thank you for your support

    Dear friends and neighbors,

    I want to extend a sincere thank you from myself and my family to all of you for your prayers, flowers, cards and expressions of concern during my recent hospital stay. By the grace of God, I am at home and becoming stronger each day. Your good wishes remind me daily of the power of prayer and the value of loving and supportive family and friends.

  • WAG says goodbye

    To the Community of Williston and Levy County,

    It is with sad hearts that the Board of Directors of the Williston Animal Group (WAG) has accepted a letter of resignation from Claudia Parkhurst, vice president. Claudia and her husband Bill are two of the founding members of WAG. As Claudia stated in her letter, they have seen WAG progress from its meager beginnings of adopting out dogs in the Sparr parking lot to the full-fledged non-profit organization with kennel facilities here in Williston with many fun activities in between.

  • Double Whammy at the Double F

    When it came time to wean calves from their mothers, several things happened. First, you separated the bull calves from the heifers. The bulls were castrated. The calves were marked and branded and then put together in another pasture behind the cow pen.

    The cows were turned out into the main pasture, and there were two fences between the calves and their mothers. It took from daylight to almost dark, plus five cowboys to get this done. As assistant manager of the Double F, it was my job to see the calves and cows stayed apart until they got over being weaned.

  • Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for our nation’s children

    By Kevin Concannon,