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Today's Opinions

  • Cooperating with census make sense

    This month, people in Marion County and across the nation will receive their 2010 Census questionnaires.

    Along with the Marion County Board of County Commissioners we urge residents to take the 10-question survey and return it by April 1, which is Census Day.

    The shortest in U.S. history, this census is supposed to take only 10 minutes to complete and will provide critical demographic information about Marion County that will:

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 18, 2010

    Thanks to many

    for Haitian aid effort

  • New club would serve ‘our’ kids

    Get used to the word “our,” particularly as it pertains to children and young adults.

    A grassroots organization comprised of local volunteers is moving ahead with an extremely ambitious undertaking that requires the support of Dunnellon area residents, businesses, government entities, nonprofit agencies, youth and civic organizations.

    This group plans to build a permanent facility to house “our” Boys and Girls Club. The effort already involves the school board, county government, the city and the existing Dunnellon Boys and Girls Club.

  • Springs Rally is chance to get involved

    Describing Rainbow Springs back in 1978, author Robert Tabor wrote, “the beauty of this unmatchable first magnitude spring is impossible to describe to someone who has not seen it.

    “The circumference of the main spring is the largest I’ve ever seen and yet on a clear day, the visibility under the surface of the water is unlimited. Giant bass move about in the crystal splendor with many other types and varieties of underwater life. The rainbow color of sands and limestone give this perfect place its name.”

  • DHS athletes are making us proud

    You can stay pretty busy keeping up with Dunnellon’s high school athletes.

    In recent weeks, at least nine Tigers have signed letters of intent to play at the various Florida colleges and universities that recruited them.

    So far, the Dunnellon High School Class of 2010 will be fielding future fast-pitch softball, baseball, football and track participants at the college level.

    Not bad for a small school in a competitive environment in state full of colleges that can recruit from anywhere.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 11, 2010

    More representative

    turnout needed

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 4, 2010

    Practical plan could

    solve several issues

    The Marion County School Board has once again demonstrated great generosity through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club providing for a location in the Dunnellon area for a new recreation center.

    The city of Dunnellon can join in this partnership by contributing towards the construction of the Boys and Girls Club facility, while still completing its own needs for expanding emergency services.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 28, 2010

    Thank you

    Dunnellon

    The Dunnellon High School fast pitch girls softball team would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to everyone involved in their Benefit Golf Tournament held at Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Jan. 16. The tournament was a huge success.