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Opinion

  • It's OK to use paper
    It's OK to print! I often receive emails that caution me to "Consider the environment before printing this email" or "Save trees: Print only when necessary."

  • In the wooded farmlands west of Williston stands, neglected and forgotten, an abandoned country church. Like a monument to the county’s rich historical past, this church is a silent sentinel and reminder of when our churches were the heart of community life.
    In days gone by, the tiny church houses were the center of life and death, where revivals, baptisms, weddings, Sunday school classes and funerals were held. But all country churches had a common thread, a warm homey feeling about them.

  • Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson says the hottest day in Chiefland is always city election day.
    I prefer to think there are three equally hot days: Chiefland High School graduation day, city election day and Watermelon Festival day.
    It was no exception this year as I worked at the Citizen booth and stood in the heat for an hour as the annual festival parade rolled by. I was delirious for a shower.
    As I left Chiefland at about 1 p.m. I called home. "No shower," the Carnivore said. "Something's wrong with the well."

  • Tell it to the District
    Dear Citizen Readers:
    Has your home well gone dry yet?  Did you know that if it does that your home owners insurance won’t cover your well replacement?  
    Digging a deeper well is an expensive proposition.  Depending on how deep you need to go, it can cost several hundred dollars to get to water. Then you have to replace your pump. When the pump tries to pump air, it burns up and you will need a new one to the tune of $1,000 to $1,500—maybe more. It all depends on when you hit water.

  • Great tax aide event
    We have enjoyed another exceptional season with the AARP Tax Aide with the generous support of our communities.
    The Luther Callaway Library serves as our Chiefland host site. We are grateful to Sue Ann Burkhardt and her staff who welcome taxpayers and volunteers. Thanks so much for your help.
    Our dedicated volunteers who make this service possible are Jenny Anderson, Loretta Poole, Denei Morehouse, Marc Burkhardt, Robin Jocelyn and Carl Burkhardt.

  • Great tax aide event
    We have enjoyed another exceptional season with the AARP Tax Aide with the generous support of our communities.
    The Luther Callaway Library serves as our Chiefland host site. We are grateful to Sue Ann Burkhardt and her staff who welcome taxpayers and volunteers. Thanks so much for your help.
    Our dedicated volunteers who make this service possible are Jenny Anderson, Loretta Poole, Denei Morehouse, Marc Burkhardt, Robin Jocelyn and Carl Burkhardt.

  • Of all the recorded hurricanes to hit the United States since 1851, 36 per cent of them have made landfall in Florida. However, the state did have 18 hurricane seasons pass without a known storm impacting the state.
    Although hurricane season officially opens on June 1 of each year, st the month of highest activity has historically been September followed by October and then August. Weather officials began using female names to identify hurricanes in 1953 and followed with males names in 1979. The Saffir-Simpson scale for measuring hurricane strength was created in 1975.

  • By The Fly Lady,
    Marla Cilley

  • " Ships, Sailors and Shipwrecks of Civil War Florida" is the theme of the current exhibit at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. Visitors are offered a glimpse into several aspects of the war previously undocumented. The exhibit contains a collection of artifacts recovered from Florida wrecks and also the items on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Division of Historical Resources.

  • The Chiefland FFA Alumni, along with both of our FFA Chapters, would like to give a big Thank You to everyone for their support in our most recent fund raiser, our Annual Bull Bash, making it a huge success.
    Carolyn Hart, Media Clerk

  • It is reported that our country, the United States of America, is deep in debt.  It seems our elected governmental officials including the President have had to borrow money to pay for the things our leaders believe are necessary.  I mean, actually borrow money above all the taxes that are collected from those of us who pay them.  

  • Marine Hospital to Inaugurate a new service

  • By Reed Anfinson
    President of the National Newspaper Association
    and Publisher of the Swift County
    (MN) Monitor-News

    Now that US Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing US Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.

  • By ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Levy County Historian
    Atsena Otie - the island you see from the restaurants and the big dock on the waterfront in Cedar Key has a long history. The cemetery located on the island is the final resting place for a cross section of the early pioneer families of Levy County.

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    Dear Editor:

  • In April of 1929, a group called the Patrons of Williston Grammar School contacted Florida Gov. Doyle E. Carlton to lodge a complaint against the Levy County School Board.  At issue was the closing of the grammar school two months early, while the high school continued classes for the full eight-month term.
    The Patrons argued that in 1927, they privately paid $4.00 per month for the two last months of school so the students could have a full eight-month term. The following year, they paid for one month so students could have an eight-month term.