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Letters

  • County government – it's heart warming

    In the June 30 issue of the Chiefland Citizen, there was an editorial “Personal agendas? Or betterment of county.”  
    Let’s review the history over the last several years of actions taken by our county government.
    Along with two of our county commissioners being indicted and convicted on corruption charges, we also have a local businessman who it seems instructed an undercover, federal agent on how to grease (coaching) the palms of the local politicians.

  • A little help?

    To whom it may concern,
    My name is Beth Warren and I’m a recent graduate from Chiefland High School, but instead of going to college in the fall I will be taking a “gap year.” I was accepted into a non-profit organization at the beginning of  the summer called Global Citizen Year. Only 50 to 60 students are selected from all over the country.

  • Time for some clarification

    TAXPAYERS!  It is time for a little clarification to the public and public officials.
    Over the past few years, we have had a tremendous budget shortfall that resulted in the previous commissioners being forced to adopt a deficit budget. 
    According to Wikipedia, a budget (from old French bougette, purse) is a list of all planned expenses and revenues. It is a plan for saving and spending.  This deficit budget means that we had to plan to spend about $2 million more than we take in.
    Now for clarification, this happened for several reasons.

  • Keep those pets cool

    As temperatures repeatedly reach over ninety degrees, we need to take some extra precautions with our furry friends. When leaving an animal outdoors, take the time to make sure there is plenty of shade and water available. An open shelter that provides cover and lets wind blow through is suggested. It's nice to provide drinking water in the shelter, too, though it's not absolutely necessary.

  • Thank you Chiefland Citizen

    I want to thank the Chiefland Citizen for coming to cover the recent presentation I did at the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center regarding the  basics of Alzheimer's disease. The exposure in your newspaper will help  increase our exposure and outreach in Levy County, which is one of our goals for the coming year.
    David Huckabee
    Program Coordinator
    Alzheimer's Associaition,
    Central and North Florida Chapter

  • Thank you to sponsors

     We would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the sponsors, volunteers, teams and the community for their contributions and participation during the CHS 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament and 3 Point Shoot Out. 
    The much needed funds that were raised will go toward the continuing process of giving both the CHS boys and girls basketball programs, the tools needed to have productive and successful programs.

  • Kudos to Chiefland commissioners

    Dear Honorable Commissioners:
    The College of Central Florida Levy Center adult education program held a GED graduation ceremony at the Tommy Usher Center July 14. It was the best graduation we ever had because of your generosity in allowing us to use the facility free of charge.

  • Leadline safety with large animals

    It is so sad to hear of the child that was severely injured from leading her horse that spooked during a thunderstorm.  I pray she will recover.
    But a reminder of how to safely lead animals is appropriate: Never coil leadlines with the hand inside the coils.  Instead, use both hands to hold the line straight. Another method is to fold the line like a three-fold letter and place the hand totally over the line.
    Accidents can still happen but will be much less dangerous, usually.

  • Social Security already paid up

    From Webster's dictionary:
    Fund – a sum of money set aside for some particular purpose.
    Pension – a payment, not wages, made regularly to a person (or his family) who have fulfilled certain conditions of service, reached a certain age.
    Social Security – In the U.S., a federal system of old age, unemployment, or disability insurance for various categories of employment and dependent persons, financed by a fund maintained jointly by employees, employers, and the government.

  • We need a return to God’s grace

    Realizing Independence Day is over, there is a lot Americans should remember.
    Our country used to be the envy of every other country in the world.
    We were world leader in technology, greatest in military might, nearly everyone owned homes, cars, boats, and we had so many crops we gave them to poor countries. Industry was booming, we were No. 1 in education, the first to put a man on the moon.
    Let's see how things have changed. Our high school students cannot stand up to middle school kids in Japan or China.