en 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 <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> Stunned by gift's rejection <p> I am the organizer of the Southern Flag Pride group. This is relatively a new group established for the protection of the Southern Heritage and for the protection of our civil rights. We have had a very successful run, Williston to Dunnellon, which was mostly successful due to community support.</p> Giving respect to the deceased <p> My husband mentioned to me the other day as we were in the funeral procession with Jerry Prater on our way to Old Town Cemetery that it is so nice to see how many people remember to respect the deceased and the grieving family and friends by pulling off the road while the procession passes by.</p> Hunters must have ESP <p> It really is fun to watch hunters this time of year. We are no different than any other group or even species.</p> <p> I would guess that every animal or mammal has trigger mechanisms &ndash; those things that happen that tell them something else is about to happen.</p> <p> For instance, we know that certain moon phases trigger certain types of behavior in some animals. We also know these trigger points have to do with aspects of how they were created. Some creatures hear at levels above or below that which a human can hear.</p> It's my mess and I love it <p> In our house, we have a rule that has enabled us to live at peace with one another for more years than I can remember. That rule is simple, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t mess with my space and I won&rsquo;t mess with your space.&rdquo;</p> <p> I must admit some rather close calls have challenged that relationship during those years. I will not say from which side of the house it came from; just that it was not my side.</p> <p> It must be quite difficult for someone like the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage whom, I must confess is a neat freak, and I am just a plain old messy freak.</p> Thank you from Iron Butts for Bucks <p> I would like to personally thank the individuals and businesses that donated to the 2015 Iron Butts for Bucks event. Without their selflessness this event would not be a possible. We have successfully completed this event three years in a row and we still find donors that are more than willing to give to the cause. Thanks to you all from the riders, the facilities and the recipients of the donations.</p> <p> Donors:</p> <p> AMVETS Post 422</p> <p> AMVETS Post 422 Riders</p> <p> Americare Home Health Care</p> <p> Carl &amp; Toni Dufour</p> Rippy Family needs our help <p> Tanya and Waylon Rippy are friends of my daughter and their little girl Jaylon has been to our home, with my grand daughter.</p> <p> A sturgeon jumped into their boat and struck the mother, son and daughter. The five-year-old daughter died.</p> <p> This is a tragedy beyond belief.</p> <p> There is a fund set up for them on GoFundMe. Please if you can, contribute to the fund set up to help with the medical and funeral expenses.</p>