Today's Opinions

  • Watching wildlife is natural here

    It’s something we’re already good at here in Dunnellon and it should be a call to action — a cornerstone of any plans for a local ecotourism industry.

    Watching wildlife is such big business in Florida that Gov. Charlie Crist proclaimed Jan. 25 through 31 Florida Birding and Wildlife Watching and Natural Resource Education Week.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 21, 2010

    Annie Johnson

    Senior Center cares

    In response to our county’s need, Annie Johnson Senior and Family Service Center is hosting a countywide Food Drive, Jan. 18 through Feb. 12.

    Please bring in the following items for your age level:

    1 — 12: Cereal

    13 — 20: Macaroni and cheese

    21 — 30: Canned vegetables or fruit

    31 — 40: Meal kits (Hamburger Helper, etc.)

    41 — 50: Spaghetti noodles and sauce

    51 — 60: Peanut butter and jelly

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 7, 2010

    Kettle campaign

    is successful

    The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the many people who contributed their time and resources to the Salvation Army Annual Christmas Drive. The Red Kettle Campaign in Dunnellon was able to achieve its goal and raised more then $6,400.00.

    This campaign has been conducted by the Dunnellon Kiwanis Club every year since 1984.

  • Need for local generosity continues

    We have just come through another incredibility generous Christmas season, a fitting end to a tough year. As reported over the last few weeks, many individuals, businesses and organizations went the extra mile to make sure as many people in our community as possible would have enough for the holidays.

    There were food drives, toy drives, special parties and collections of cash and necessities.

    But the need continues as we move into January.

  • Don't forget holiday fire safety

    Festive decorations are hallmarks of the holiday season, but according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), they also play a role in many U.S. home fires during this time of year. Fires involving Christmas trees, decorative lights, as well as those associated with holiday activities like cooking and candle use, significantly contribute to seasonal fire rates as well.

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 24, 2009

    Rainbow Springs

    owners have choice

    To Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association – owners:

    If you, as a dues paying member of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association, are concerned and dissatisfied with the way the current board of directors are “managing” the RSPOA, we would ask you to please read and get informed.

  • Lettes to the Editor - Dec. 31, 2009

    Thanks for

    blood donations

    A big "thank you" to the people of the area of Dunnellon for donations for me during the Blood Drive. I know you all have busy lives and I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks also to my caring wife, Wilma, and LifeSouth for their concern. My condition of leukemia is somewhat improved because of your help.

    Morton Jester


    RSPOA sets the

    record straight

  • Protecting local water means protecting state water

    Hold a public meeting on inland water issues and you can guarantee a crowd.

    The topics of water quality, water quantity, its protection and control, evoke more public sentiment and comment in this part of the state than anything in recent years.

    As evidenced by the December meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Florida’s Inland Waters, participants are organized, well prepared and dogmatic. They promote a popular set of values. Politicians have picked up on their energy. Some have even learned the terminology and some publicly embrace the same values.