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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I have been around horses for most of my 62 years. I have been an equine professional since the mid 80s, my wife even longer.

    According to Pony Club of America studies 84 percent of horse falls result in concussion. When a safety helmet is worn with the proper ASTM specifications that probability drops to 18 percent. Knowing this fact, plus the recent death of Liam Neeson’s wife, who in their right mind would not demand that their children wear a proper helmet?

  • Ancient tale features beauty queen with smarts

    The Book of Esther tells the tale of how an orphan girl rises to power and saves her people from genocide. One of only three biblical books named for women - Ruth and Susanna being the other two - the Book of Esther has all the ingredients of a fairy tale: a beautiful heroine, a powerful king, an evil villain, intrigue, secrets, suspense, comeuppance, and a happy ending. The book touches on themes of gender roles, respect for and defiance of authority, fidelity to one’s own heritage, and selflessness.

  • Explore women authors for Women’s History Month

    The following American authors and works should bring hours of intellectual engagement to anyone interested in how women portray life and living in times past as people across the nation celebrate Women’s History Month.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    It is just awful with what the executives of AIG are getting away with! They are squandering some 160 - 200 million of our tax dollars to give bonuses! Well I am not going to condemn or excuse the executives of AIG. What they are doing appears shameful but I only have the information provided by the news media.

  • Ask a lawyer

    R.T. of Chiefland asks, “I don’t have a will, but my children keep telling me I need to get one. I don’t have all that much, just some land, a mobile home, my truck, some guns and a few other things. Do I need a will? And what’s the difference between a will and a living will?”

    Dear R.T.;

  • Your opportunity to speak your mind is here

    As the Chiefland Citizen continues to grow and expand its Web presence over the next few months, we want to make our print readers aware of the features that are available to them online.

    The box at right shows the topics on our website under Opinion>Reader Forums where readers can sound off on national, local and state topics.

    Each week at least one new topic will be added to the box and readers are invited to sound off on these subjects.

    The site is moderated and profanity and libelous materials will be scrutinized carefully.

  • Retire onlineee"it's easy

    Social Security has a new online retirement application. You can apply for retirement benefits from the comfort of your home or office at www.socialsecurity.gov. There’s no need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. You can complete the new online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes. It’s very easy!

  • The news flash that fizzled

    It was a slow and absolutely beautiful day Wednesday when a co-worker said while visiting Trailhead Park a ranger came up and locked the restroom.

    He informed her that he did so because “terrorists were putting something in the soap dispensers.”

    She came back to the newsroom with her news flash and as newsies are wont to do on a slow day, we jumped on it.

    Cedar Key Bureau Head Kellie Rae Parkin searched the Internet for soap+rest stop+I75+florida and narrowed it to the last 24 hours.