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Opinion

  • On Nov. 11, America will celebrate the greatest heroes of our time-this nation's veterans. These men and women sacrificed of themselves, dedicating their efforts to the cause we call Freedom.

    Freedom always comes with a price and for many of these servicemen and women, the price was often supreme.

    From the Argonne Forest to the sands of Iwo Jima; from Pork Chop Hill in Korea to Hamburger Hill in Vietnam; and back across the waters to the Persian Gulf and now in Iraq, lives were lost, dreams were shattered and still they willingly gave.

  • For almost a year the Chiefland Citizen has been in the beginning stages of creating a more reader-friendly, informative website.

    At long last, after trials, mistakes, crashed computers and a few missed deadlines, this week we go live with what can be best described as a work in progress.

    Online readers will still find us at www.chieflandcitizen.com.

    We haven't moved, but our accommodations are more modern, more detailed, more in-depth than what you're used to seeing when you log on.

  • The Chiefland Citizen is very generous to its employees.

    This year the company offered to not only pay for flu shots for the staff, but even had a nurse come on site to administer the vaccine in the middle of the workday so there could be no excuses about inability to get one.

    The sign up sheet was posted for over a month and daily I watched name after name queue on it.

    Mine was not added and a couple co-workers asked why I hadn't signed up.

    I met their inquiries with a shrug and a quick change of subject and moved on.

  • I recently backed my 2006 Jeep Liberty into a Mitsubishi.

    The little car was so close to my vehicle?s rear bumper that I did not see it when I looked in the rear or side view mirrors. From my perspective, it was invisible. I remind readers to look very, very carefully before backing up.

    Now I will address other issues relevant to invisibility.

    I went to a three-day United Methodist Men?s retreat in Leesburg from Oct. 19 through 21. There were 359 visible attendees from 44 churches, including the five men from First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.