http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Legislature, Scott give us short shrift http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/legislature-scott-give-us-short-shrift <p> Residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy county cannot be blamed if they just shake their heads at what happens with our Legislature in Tallahassee.</p> <p> Nor can they be blamed if their heads are spinning about our governor as well. Scott went off in a room with his staff and whacked over $400 million from his $79 billion &ldquo;Keep Florida Working&rdquo; budget.</p> <p> But first, consider what happened with the state budget in the past two weeks:&nbsp;</p> Letters Policy http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/letters-policy <p> &nbsp;The Chiefland Citizen welcomes reader input on topics of local interest. To be considered for publication, submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:</p> Memories will see me through http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/memories-will-see-me-through <p> Midmorning Feb. 5, a dark veil slipped over a large portion of my heart, permanently blocking the light that has shone so brightly in my life for 20 years.</p> <p> When Denise escaped this world after a brief second go-around with cancer, a part of me died too &ndash; perhaps one of the best parts of me.</p> Thank you for remembering http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/thank-you-remembering <p> We want to express our sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support given us during the loss of our mother and grandmother, Helen Hiers Usher. We have wonderful memories and even better friends to sustain us during this time. Thank you for sharing so many of your memories and stories of and about her with us. They truly warm our hearts.</p> <p> Lovingly,</p> <p> Ken, Lynetta &amp; John Korey Griner</p> <p> Karen &amp; Luke White</p> <p> Chiefland&nbsp;</p> Levy's loss is great http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/levys-loss-great <p> Last week Levy County lost a remarkable lady, Helen Usher.</p> <p> I was honored and privileged to have her in my life as a teacher, mentor, family friend and lifetime acquaintance.</p> <p> Mrs. Usher was a Bronson High alumni, in class with my Uncle Jr. Jerrels, my eighth grade math teacher who prepared me in later life, when starting my studies in engineering. Her extra help and attention, were largely responsible for me being able to obtain many of my goals.</p> Readers sound off on Social Security, atheism and more http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/readers-sound-social-security-atheism-and-more <p> Saving babies saves Social Security</p> <p> It is reported that in 2033 Social Security will be bankrupt. It takes 16 working people to keep one person&rsquo;s checks coming. Guess where 300,000 a year of that workforce goes? Aborted by Planned Parenthood so the parts can be sold. That is viewing the carnage from the financial point.</p> Giving credit http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/giving-credit <p> Every year the Women of the Moose Chapter 494 put together 12 dinner boxes for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, for delivery, via the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, to families in need in the Tri County area.</p> <p> The turkeys were donated by the men of Suwannee River Moose 325. The canned goods were donated by members Kenny and Jane Grawcock and the Women of the Moose Chapter 494 donated the fresh produce.</p> <p> The boxes were filled on the 24th of November by members Art and Ginny Perricone, Recorder Kathy Anderson and Senior Regent Jane Duehring.</p> Thank you http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/thank-you-5 <p> It takes a lot of hard work to make a town&rsquo;s Christmas Festival all come together. The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all those who worked with us to pull off our 12th Annual Christmas Festival this year!</p> <p> The Chiefland Citizen</p> <p> City of Chiefland Management and Staff</p> <p> Chiefland Fire Department</p> <p> Chiefland Police Department</p> <p> Levy County Fire Rescue</p> <p> Citizen of the Year Captain Ray Tremblay</p>