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Letters

  • A tribute to fishermen

    Editor, The News:

    In 1996 I worked for Tony and Mary Havejek on their shrimp boat the Anclote. It was my first time shrimping and I was amazed at the numerous jobs Tony had to master to be a fisherman. I wrote a poem that day on the boat, not for my recognition but as a testament and tribute to the lives of these incredible men.
    Here is what I wrote as a tribute to all the area fishermen.

    FISHERMAN, NOT JUST A TRADE BUT A LIFE
    There’s no such thing as a fisherman per say

  • Cruel to throw out kittens

    Editor, The News:

    My husband was driving home at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9: On a very busy 267 and Wakulla Spring Road he saw this little head looking up over the grass, on the side of the road at a stop sign with a ditch that had water in it. No house in sight.
    He pulled over and it was one-month-old baby kitten not even weaned off mother’s milk.
    Whoever dropped that kitten off there – shame on you! That’s inhumane, cruel and merciless. You could have taken the kitten to the shelter in Wakulla County.

  • Please slow down cars on East Ivan Road

    Editor, The News:

    An open letter to Wakulla County Administrator David Edwards:

    It’s good to see Wakulla County commissioners improving infrastructure. It will be better when they address East Ivan Road, which intersects the recently proposed Cajer Posey Road resurfacing.
    We have watched East Ivan Road change from one of only two paved secondary county roads to a most heavily traveled road.
    We have watched the straight section of road change from a meander to a commuters’ challenge, a raceway where drivers strive to shave a critical four seconds from their daily drive.

  • Genealogy labs on Thursdays

    Editor, The News:

    The Wakulla County Public Library is having a genealogy lab this summer every Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.
    Carolyn Harvey and others from the Wakulla County Historical Society will be there to assist with genealogy research through Ancestry.com, Fold3, etc. There are 12 computers available in the lab or you may bring your own laptop.
    Whether you are a beginner in genealogy or you just need some additional help with your research, please come and take advantage of this opportunity.

  • GOP women applaud Gov. Scott

    Editor, The News:

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature recently appropriated $50 million for repair to the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee. This decision will preserve and enhance not only the area’s water quality but will give additional assurance to those communities falling within the flood zone of an aging dike.

  • Snowflakes and smut in letter

    Editor, The News:

    Wow! Look who popped her head out from behind her Bernie poster advocating for smut and lecturing decent Americans on morality from the bottom of her socialist barrel. None other than Wakulla’s failed commissioner candidate. You remember the one, the pro-sharia, pro-Black Lives Matter candidate. The groups who behead Christians and kill Police Officers. The one who gave a tearfully shrill defense of muslims on our beaches at our BOCC meeting and was soundly trounced in the 2016 primaries.

  • Letter on Republican hypocrisy draws ire

    Editor, The News:

    Re: “Hypocritically taking offense at SNL” by Nikki Barnes, Letters, June 8; a response to “SNL skit judging others by size isn’t funny” by Wakulla Republican Women’s Club, Letters, June 1.

  • Support of Fun Day appreciated

    Editor, The News:

  • Hypocritically taking offense at SNL

    Editor, The News:

    Re: “SNL skit judging others by size isn’t funny,” Letters, June 1.
    At first glance this letter caught my attention because of the headline. I don’t usually watch Saturday Night Live but I’ve seen many of the skits posted on various social media sites and have become a fan of the ones performed by Melissa McCarthy calling for attention to the incompetent individual we’ve all come to know as the new White House press secretary, Sean Spicer.

  • Beauty in eye of beholder for media

    Editor, The News:

    In April, Reporter David Fahrenthold was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Fahrenthold graduated from Harvard and I’m sure is a candidate for admission into Mensa International, the high IQ society. He writes for The Washington Post and was recognized for his investigative coverage of Donald Trump’s charitable giving as well as disclosing Trump’s crude comments during an unaired interview with “Access Hollywood” in 2005.