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Opinion

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • By Kevin Concannon, 

  • Mad about what was said

  • In the late 50s, I was living in the Ocala national Forest in an area between the Oklawaha and the St. Johns River. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts, homesteaded there when Florida was still a territory. I was working cattle as a day worker, buying and selling a few cows and anything else to make a buck. A couple of the local cowmen, Ray Martin and Billy Holly, told me about a big steer that Mrs. Reynolds wanted to sell.

  • We the sponsors of the Substance Abuse Seminar held last Saturday at Westside Church of Christ in Chiefland want to thank all of our visitors, guests and community leaders for helping to make this seminar a success. We want to say a special thanks to:

  • The rites of spring include:

  •  2013 demonstrated the successes of House Republicans’ continued focus on supporting policies that promote and encourage economic growth and opportunity for every Floridian. Our diligent work to promote good public policy, guided by our conservative principles, has had a positive impact on Floridians and our state is now setting the standard for the nation in many major policy areas.

  • Hello Parents and Guardians:

  • Community steps 

  • I wish to thank everyone starting with the gentleman who went into the store to bring a scooter to my car when trying to grocery shop at Walmart on a recent Friday afternoon.  

  • We wish to thank all of those who made our first annual Christmas Under the Stars celebration Dec. 7 at the Fort Fanning Historical Park a success.  Special thanks to the Fire Rescue of Fanning Springs for all the help with the decorations; Gina Cowsert for furnishing the wonderful holiday music; the City of Fanning Springsfor its support; and Mike Boyer and the Marine Patrol for their assistance with the boat show.

  • By Julie Delegal

  • By Mark O'Brien

  • By TERRY WINES

    For many of us, the beginning of a new year always brings resolve to do something new or different. Whether it is eating healthier, getting more exercise, quitting the use of tobacco, the new year brings opportunities to start anew. 

  •  By Diane Garte

  • The Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale was a huge success thanks to many, including Sue Ann Burkhardt and her husband and son, Mary Harper, Ralph Briggs, Lynn DiTullio, Carol Ward, Bryan Clark, Grace Anderson, Russ Wells, Barry Pickard and Spencer Pickard.  Special Thanks to the Mormon church for the lending of a dozen tables and the four missionaries.  All helped to set up bringing books out and then bringing books in after the sale. A job well done! Thank You!

  • The Chiefland High School Student Government would like to express our thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their support of our 22nd Annual Pie Auction. 

  • This year, the Florida Legislature explored the option of expanding Medicaid coverage in our state. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to expand Medicaid coverage to everyone below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the opinion that Medicaid expansion would not be mandatory, but rather, each state could decide whether it was in its best interest to expand. As incentive to expand fully, the Obama Administration and Congress promised full federal funding for three years.