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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Maybe the various Water Management Districts and Environmental Protection agencies should stop squabbling with each other over which county has the highest priority for the need to find a solution to our state's approaching water crisis.
    As long as there's water in the rivers and lakes, and peoples’ wells are still pumping water, no one will pay attention to the dire reports of those various water district officials until it's too late.
    You know that old expression: “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.”

  • "Spring begins." My calendar has informed me of the official beginning of this refreshing season, although I've felt it outside for a few weeks now. As a Floridian, I know spring will be short but it will also be time to break out of your everyday routine, release some stress, get out of the office and experience nature in Florida's state parks.

  • The Board of Directors, staff, and clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens wish to thank the community and Chiefland Citizen for their support of the LARC Thrift Store Clean Sweep Sale.
    LARC is so blessed to be located in an area where the people care and support the events we sponsor.  Thank you each and every one.
    Betty S. Walker
    Executive Director

     

  • By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    In March of 1933, as many as 15 million people - a quarter of the nation’s workers - had no job and no hope of finding one. Factories lay idle, storefronts vacant, fields plowed under. State governments, cities, and towns had exhausted their meager relief funds.

  • It's not often that we get an opportunity to clip something out of the paper and carry it around to remind us of the good things in the world, but this is one.
    At the recent Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association's Youth Livestock Show and Sale a 10-year-old boy showed us what community is about.
    Chandler Beach's decision to give the money from the sale of his pig to Corbin Wiggins, a teen battling cancer for the second time in as many years, touched the hearts and wallets of many.

  • By TONI C. COLLINS
    Levy County Historian

    The Federal government has conducted a census or account of its population every year since 1790. In that year the census takers, who were U.S. marshals on horseback, counted 3.9 million inhabitants.
    Why did the government undertake such a huge project? As America expanded, the nation’s interests grew more complex and the government needed to plan for that new growth.

  • We have a seven-year-old Meyer lemon tree that has been grown organically for the last five years and experienced the same die-off of its pollinators as Barbara Robbie Blake wrote about in her “Take care when buying plants” letter in your March 22nd edition.