• Battle the Zika virus with bats

    For all its history, Florida has been plagued by mosquito-

     borne diseases like malaria and encephalitis. It seems the latest threat is the spread of the tropical virus Zika into Florida. Given their performance of late, it may take Congress a very long time to reach an agreement on emergency funding to battle the Zika virus, so we might wish to take matters into our own hands.

  • Kanehl has my vote for sheriff

    A significantly sad event occurred on July 18, when we were advised that Capt. Phil Royal had passed away while participating in the Key Center’s Run for the Money event. Mr. Royal would most likely have been selected by the voters as our next Citrus County sheriff, since he was the best selection for that office. I believe that there are many who feel a true loss with the passing of Phil Royal. It now prevails upon us to make a choice from the remaining candidates for this very important constitutional office.

  • Bible predicted today’s events

    Yeshua of Nazareth is King of the Jews and God of the Gentiles (John 19 v. 21-22) (John 20 v. 28) (Acts 8 v. 37). Here is a defined truth that I believe will shortly manifest itself.

    Everything happening today is predicted in the Bible, but the end will not come immediately (Luke 21 v. 9).

  • Justice Ginsburg is a heroine

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the courage to speak out. She said “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. ... For the country it could be four years. ... For the court, it could be ... I don’t want to contemplate that.”

    She also thinks Donald Trump would be a dangerous president.  

  • Animals need our help

    Re: Board backs shelter but won’t pay for it.

    I’d like to address a few points made by the Citrus County Commissioners.

    I agree with Mr. Kitchen “we should be focused on the problem,” Mr. Kitchen, however, seems totally oblivious to what that problem is. Does he think that dogs just take themselves to the shelter because, hey, it sounds like such a great place to be?

  • Facts refute charges against Clinton

    I know that facts are inconvenient to politics, especially for those who are desperate to smear the opposition with some scandal. Telling exaggerated or phony scandal(s) is easier than offering solutions to the real problems that are destroying the lives of every day Americans.

  • Thank you for forum's success

    On Wednesday, July 20, the Citrus County Council and the League of Women Voters-Citrus County co-hosted a political forum for candidates who are appearing on the August primary ballot.

    The forum, “Primaries Are Primary,” was held at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto Campus Conference Center, to a crowd of 300 citizens and many candidates.

  • Attitude toward animals is a bit befuddling


    No matter the number of years I live, people I meet, places I travel, I’ll never understand human beings’ thought and behavior process, particularly regarding animals.   

  • Trump plans to restructure the presidency, move on


    For the first time in American history, a presidential candidate has effectively abdicated the position before he has been elected to the position. Fifteen out of 16 potential vice president choices on Trump’s list have taken Groucho  Marx’s advice “I would not join any club that would have me as a member.” The one who accepted is a virtual unknown.

  • Cruz is a man of character, courage

    When I was a young boy, and I must confess that was many years ago, my grand pappy did his best to instill in me the traits which he considered essential for maturing into a responsible, well-grounded man. Some folks who know me would say the verdict is still out on how successful that venerable old man was. I suppose they could be right in some respects.