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Letters

  • Friday Night Lights for Wakulla Youth

    Editor, The News:

    In small towns, Friday night lights usually means you are at a football game. Last Friday night there was an exciting new type of Friday Night Lights in Wakulla County.
    A group of residents with a dream to see our youth have a safe environment to meet and socialize together, in a matter of a few short weeks, collaborated and climbed mountains of bureaucracy to make their dream a reality.

  • Back to school outreach event is planned

    Editor, The News:

    We’re writing with the hope that this upcoming community service event will be further publicized in order to reach greater numbers of parents and students. Be A Hero to Our Heroes, Inc., a non-profit organization, and the Back to School Outreach Ministry are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Back to School Outreach Event, Saturday, July 28, at the One-Stop Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Through this event, we hope to touch the lives of many students and parents.

  • Thomas’ response to Rudloe was appalling

    Editor, The News:

    “Re: You Don’t Know Jack,” Letter by Commission Chair Ralph Thomas, May 31, in response to “Plastic bags are a plague,” a Letter by Jack Rudloe a week earlier. 
    I am surprised and, quite frankly, appalled that our County Commission Chairman would publicly attack another Wakulla County citizen via a public opinion piece in this newspaper.
    Is Ralph Thomas speaking officially as the Chairman of the County Commission or is this his personal opinion?

  • Candidates needed to round out the ballot

    Editor, The News:

    With the local county commission primary races coming up in August, it is disheartening to see the two seats on the ballot this year with only one candidate each.
    The one incumbent, Randy Merritt, is running unopposed in District 2, as is Quincee Messersmith in the seat being vacated by Jerry Moore (District 4).
    In a time of heightened political awareness and engagement at the national level, having only one candidate in important county elections is very disappointing.

  • Local stores should stop using plastic bags

    Editor, The News:

    Most people try not to litter plastic bags, yet our oceans are choking with plastic. Our beaches are littered with plastic and marine wildlife dies from ingesting plastic.
    Our plastic bags escape us by blowing out of our vehicles, blowing away from our landfills and blowing out of our boats. It’s not that we intend to litter, we do so by accident.
    If we do away with plastic bags we will no longer have plastic bags escaping into our oceans.

  • Lovely event at Palaver Tree

    Editor, The News:

    I was recently invited to attend a reunion/celebration at the Palaver Tree Theater in Wakulla. It was a lovely, inspiring, uplifting event.
    When a stunning impromptu choir sang the words, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight,” I felt this gathering was a blessing for the community.

  • Thanks for support of Community Fun Day

    Editor, The News:

    We would like to thank all of our contributors, performers, supporters and vendors for making our 5th Annual Community Fun Day a Success! BUSINESSES: ADT Signs, Advance Auto Parts, BW’s Grill, Cuban Mojos, Wakulla Fire & Rescue, Front Porch Creations, Fresh Cutz Barbershop, Hibbett Sports, HHR Enterprises, Lindy’s, Lowery’s Construction, Moon Walker, Myra Jeans, Noshoe firearms, Prime Meridian Bank, Refuge House, Sarah’s Designs,  VCA Animal Hospital, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, The Wakulla News.

  • Help for overdoses

    Editor, The News:

    Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country.
    In our current society, the streets are filled to the brim with ultra-strong heroin that’s often mixed with fentanyl and a multitude of its analogues, making life saving efforts, like Narcan, futile when trying to reverse an overdose.

  • Thanks for support after loss of son

    Editor, The News:

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us during the loss of our son Nick Carson.
    The act of kindness and sympathy from our community, friends, and family has been and continues to be a great comfort during our time of sorrow and heartache. 
    We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the love shown to our family during this time. 

    Joe and Debi Morgan and Family
     

  • Medart school’s hospitality appreciated

    Editor, The News:

    Our kindergarten granddaughter spent a few weeks at Medart Elementary with Ms. Ginny Brown.
    Then, she moved and was sad to leave Ms. Ginny and her friends, but her mom and dad had to move with new jobs.
    The first weekend in May, she came back to Panacea. Her parents help out with the Blue Crab Festival. She then had a free day in Panacea when school was in session! I asked Ms. Brown if she could accept the little kindergartner back for a few hours.