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Today's Opinions

  • Good News: Loving living in Levy County

    I know there’s a perception that media folks are always critical of everything. But I hope it’s not so.

    And I have had folks in Levy express disdain for folks who move here for its wonderful atmosphere, or any of a variety of reasons, then promptly turn around and want to change it into wherever they came from. It’s a valid complaint.

    But I realized recently how wholeheartedly I have come to embrace Levy County when I cringed at the responses of two job applicants to the question: What do you know about Levy County?

  • Buy local now before it's too late

    The Christmas season is upon us.

    The Christmas lights are up in Chiefland.

    A radio station is playing Christmas music.

    A local store is having a “Christmas Sale 40% to 50% off”

    I don't care if if it's a discounted  holiday or merchandise.

    I'm a sucker for stuff at a nice discount.

    My wish list is the same as last year's. I want that  “Five-Pound Box of Money” singer Pearl Bailey rhapsodizes. She tells Santa it would be useful and is loaded with lots of sentiment.  

  • Column: Change does not mean an end to the free stuff

    You have probably noticed the changes at the Chiefland Citizen.

    First, two new guys moved in. We went from having a newsroom dominated by women to a boys’ club.

    There has been tinkering with the design  and content to make it more interesting and useful. One noticeable change is the teasers at the top of Page 1.

    Then there’s the electronic changes at the website, www.chieflandcitizen.com; the Twitter feed, News4Levy; the Facebook page, Chiefland Citizen; and the email blast for those who register at our website.

  • Letter: Thank you from CAAA

    Once again the community of Chiefland has stepped up to provide a service for our children. Through the efforts of Chiefland Area Athletic Association’ volunteers and the businesses of Chiefland, our annual Halloween Carnival was a huge success. CAAA started the Halloween Carnival 11 years ago to offer parents and the community an alternative to door-to-door Trick or Treating. Chief Douglas ensures that our carnival is a safe place by assigning city policemen to monitor the area.

  • Letter: Legion deserves thank you

    The Town of Bronson would like to thank the men and women of American Legion Post 236 of Levy County for their help in honoring our veterans by placing flags on grave sites in all the towns cemeteries, and on display outside of Old Town Hall, to honor those still serving.

    Thank you to: Post Commander Dwight Fields, Auxiliary President Judy Fields, Diana Folks, Historian Edward Gonczarow, Dan Hartley, Alexis Gaddy, Steve Gaddy, Christine H. Haney and Leo E. Sapp. Jr.

    Kelli Brettel

    Town Clerk, Bronson

  • Letter: Not buying Nelson’s response

    I recently wrote our Senator Bill Nelson urging him to be bold and brave and stand up for the American people and reject the current government plan for the takeover of the health care industry.  I was really surprised to get an answer, but not really surprised to find out how little notice is paid to his constituents.  I guess that his minion picked the wrong letter out of his junk mail answers. Anyway, since he said not to reply to his response, I thought I would share my reply with you.

  • Take easy way to lose your driver’s license

    So you have your driver’s license.  May I first say congratulations on your efforts and achievements.  Now that you have possession of the little piece of plastic, however, do you know what to do with it?  Probably not. This is a frequent problem among beginning drivers, which is why I have taken the time to write out a few helpful tips on how to lose your license.

  • Letter: Dear RNC, Please take notice!

    I am a life long Republican. I am a retired senior citizen. I, like countless others are inundated with solicitations through the mail and phone from the RNC, specific Congressmen and Senators. They all want monetary support and would like me to fill out a survey in which the brain dead could respond. So, I thought I would send an e-mail to the New York Times and my home papers with hopes that someone from the RNC would take notice.