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Opinion

  • According to the American Diabetes Association, type 2 diabetes occurs when a person's body “does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.” It's the most common form of diabetes.
    Barb Landes of West Liberty, Ohio, has been reading this column in the River Current. She knows diabetes better than just about anyone: her late father had type 2 diabetes, she has been a diabetes nurse educator for more than 30 years, and she herself was diagnosed in 2008 as having pre-diabetes.

  • By ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Submitted by TONI COLLINS
    Levy County historian

  • A few words for candidates
    It's the New Year and already the political races in Levy County are hopping — or should I say the charges are flying?
    Here at the Citizen we want to be of service to our readers and allow candidates to communicate with the public.
    But as with all things, there are a few rules.
    A. The Chiefland Citizen will allow you a one-time free announcement in the news columns where the candidate can make an unfiltered statement of their candidacy. Some have already been published.

  • By JAMES SNYDER

  • By GARY MILLER

  •  H.W. of Cedar Key writes: “You’ve been writing about golf carts lately, but I have a beef about another kind of nuisance on the roadways: bicycles. There’s this guy who rides his bicycle about in the middle of the road all the time and I’m tired of it. Isn’t he supposed to get out of MY way, not the other way around? Who has the right-of-way on State Road 24 coming into town…my car or his bike?”

    Dear H. W.: 

  • Levy County District One Taxpayers are still without representation on the County Commission Board. We continue to pay taxes, but are not represented. 

  • With this being Thanksgiving week, I always take the time and reflect back and think of all the things that I am truly thankful for. 

  • In a recent column, I began shedding light on what I see as a mountain of research that effectively debunks the established myth that 75 percent of marriages involving a child with a disability end in divorce. In my review of the research literature, I learned marriages involving a child with a disability have about the same divorce rate as all marriages.

  • “It's more than just a bunch of ‘deluded kids’ now. It's the impossible-to-deny men and women who've found themselves crushed under the heel of an unaccountable and out-of-control corporate culture -- of those consistently on the winning end of the rigged, zero-sum game that success in America has gruesomely morphed into at the beginning of the 21st century. They're part of the vanishing middle-class.”

     

  • The Chiefland FFA Alumni would like to give a big "Thank You" to everyone for their support in our most recent fund raiser, our BBQ dinner, making it a huge success. 

    Thanks,

    Carolyn Hart

    Chiefland

     

     

  • Levy County, 

  •  In my first decade involved in disability issues, I repeatedly heard people claim that marriages involving parents of children with disabilities had a divorce rate of more than 75 percent. So when I began my education leading to becoming a licensed professional counselor, I chose that particular topic as an area of research interest to see if this really was true. What I learned should surprise you.

  •  The most fertile source of insight is hindsight and you never know how far you’ve come until you look back on where you’ve been. During the last few years I’ve had numerous opportunities to look back over my progress, sometimes it’s with humor, sometimes it’s with pride and always with amazement over how I thought issues would turn out and how things really unfolded.