No ‘Misplaced Springs’
The “Misplaced Springs of the Ocklawaha” will not be misplaced. Nearly everybody who has ever been on the river is aware of precisely the place they’re. And, guess what? They aren’t buried both. They move always.
Sure, they emit crystal clear water similar to the water that comes from Silver Springs. Not like the distinct line that kinds when the Silver River meets the tannin water of the Ocklawaha, the combination is much less seen. The water from these “Misplaced Springs” is identical water that comes from all the springs — the identical water that feeds hundreds of house owners’ wells, agriculture and even bottled water.
If you want to see extra springs, all it’s a must to do is dig a gap nearly wherever alongside the japanese financial institution of the Ocklawaha from Gores Touchdown to the Dam. I do know; I’ve carried out it. That’s how Cannon Spring was made.
So, why don’t we simply open that spigot all the way in which and watch as all that water runs to the ocean similar to it did within the outdated days? Watch out what you would like for.
Gail A. Carter, Fort McCoy
Recollections of Willie Easmon
I typically look again and notice there are folks I’ve encountered who had particular qualities that I not solely admire however have tried to emulate. Willie Easmon of Dunnellon was such an individual. His passing is met with sorrow by many whose lives have been touched by him.
I first met Willie within the Store Ceremony Meals Retailer in late 1969. I used to be working there when he popped in a single night and we struck up a dialog. Willie was an individual who would have interaction you in dialog and also you instantly felt like you might have recognized him your total life. He would flash an enormous smile and supply his hand to shake, and he all the time appeared glad to see me.
In 1980, I started volunteering for Dunnellon Little League and it’s there that I grew to completely admire Willie. If there was ever a person who was born to teach, it was him. He was not solely an distinctive athlete with sound information of baseball, however he was fair-minded and by no means let the need to win taint his judgment or reduce his obligation to the kids he was entrusted with no matter their athletic capability.
Make no mistake about it, he was as aggressive and pushed to win as anybody, however he handled the child who couldn’t run, throw or catch with as a lot love and respect as essentially the most athletically gifted youngster on the staff.
I’ve an image frozen in my consciousness of Willie “coaching-up” the smallest, most bodily awkward child on his staff with a smile on his face. He would by no means hand over on a teenager, and I’m sure there are various younger males at the moment who have been lucky sufficient to be coached by Willie throughout their youth and benefited from his mentoring.
Doug Johnston, Dunnellon
Assist Medicare Benefit
When dwelling on a set revenue, as most seniors are, each price is vital. That’s why Medicare Benefit is such a necessary service for the hundreds of thousands who’re enrolled — with the cap on out-of-pocket prices and the persistently low premiums, seniors don’t fear about the price of their care.
I’m glad to see that Sens. Rubio and Scott proceed to be advocates for this program in Congress.
Julio Fuentes, president and CEO, Florida State Hispanic Chamber
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