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Letters

  • Golf for Meals tournament a success

    Citrus County Support Services and the Friends of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center would like to thank Crystal River Golf Club, our 116 amazing golfers, sponsors and volunteers. The proceeds from our Golf for Meals tournament will provide an additional 1,424 meals on wheels to seniors in Citrus County who would have gone on a waiting list. I am proud to represent Citrus County Support Services and our senior programs and I thank you all for helping to ensure that in Citrus County, no senior goes hungry.

  • Your support made us a success

    The 2015 Berries, Brew & BBQ Kick-Off party for the Floral City Strawberry Festival was a huge success again this year, even with the wet and chilly weather. You all came out anyway and exemplified the sturdy folks we have here. Rain or shine, cold or hot, you all support us no matter what.

    I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Floral City Merchants Association and the community at large, to extend a warm and heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers, members and friends of Floral City.

  • Tiny 'city' shouldn't complain

    I always thought an incorporated city was a legally defined government entity with powers delegated by the state and county and approved by the majority of voters residing in that area. Population numbers are used to define its nomenclature:

    Hamlet, 1,000 to 10,000; village, 10,000 to 100,000; town, 100,000 to 1 million; city, 1 million to 10 million; metropolis, 10 million and over.

  • We can help, if you help
  • Your job to decide

    At the April 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Scott Adams said he would like a referendum to ask the voters if they wanted to continue the municipal services benefit unit (MSBU) that helps fund fire services. This was strictly a political move on his behalf. He knows full well at this point in time the taxpayers would vote this down as they did the 1-cent sales tax increase for road maintenance last year.

  • Save the squirrels

    We are aware of a situation where someone is trapping squirrels and then shooting them because they are a nuisance to his fruit. We called law enforcement and they say it is legal. We have come up with the suggestion that when he traps the squirrels, we will take them far away and release them, so it is a win-win situation. We left a note for him. 

  • $54 sounds pretty good
  • War memorials in conflict with people movement
  • Time to buy a boat

    As it is with those who would criticize policies and issues without offering alternatives, people who tend to describe what the other (fill in the blank — liberals, conservatives, tea party, religion, race, etc.), think or represent also lose credibility in their arguments and the opportunity for meaningful dialogue. 

  • Political scams

    Thanks to our state and local leaders, Florida is now the scam capital of America (give yourselves a pat on the back). Our own Homosassa has come in second worst in America per capita for scams and fraud.