http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Others carry on the rite of spring http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/others-carry-rite-spring-0 <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lou.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The rites of spring include:</p> Others carry on the rite of spring http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/others-carry-rite-spring-0 <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lou.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The rites of spring include:</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> Cracker Cowboy: The Reynolds Steer http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/cracker-cowboy-reynolds-steer <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_121.jpg" alt="The Renolds steer, depicted in paint by Bill Roberts" title="The Renolds steer, depicted in paint by Bill Roberts" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In the late 50s, I was living in the Ocala national Forest in an area between the Oklawaha and the St. Johns River. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts, homesteaded there when Florida was still a territory. I was working cattle as a day worker, buying and selling a few cows and anything else to make a buck. A couple of the local cowmen, Ray Martin and Billy Holly, told me about a big steer that Mrs. Reynolds wanted to sell.</p> LETTERS: Thanks from seminar organizers http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/letters-thanks-seminar-organizers <p> We the sponsors of the Substance Abuse Seminar held last Saturday at Westside Church of Christ in Chiefland want to thank all of our visitors, guests and community leaders for helping to make this seminar a success. We want to say a special thanks to:</p> 2013 Year in Review: State Rep. Charlie Stone comments on the budget http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/2013-year-review-state-rep-charlie-stone-comments-budget <p> &nbsp;2013 demonstrated the successes of House Republicans&rsquo; continued focus on supporting policies that promote and encourage economic growth and opportunity for every Floridian. Our diligent work to promote good public policy, guided by our conservative principles, has had a positive impact on Floridians and our state is now setting the standard for the nation in many major policy areas.</p> The low down on FCATs in Levy http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/low-down-fcats-levy <p> <strong>Hello Parents and Guardians:</strong></p> Letters published February 6 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/letters-published-february-6 <p> Community steps&nbsp;</p>