• Simple plan for animal shelter

    This letter was sent to the BOCC on Jan. 15, 2015, concerning the Animal Shelter.

    I have volunteered at the shelter for over a year, and while I believe a new shelter is necessary and that the county shelter should accept any unwanted pets, I think there is a simple, but tough solution:

    1. No dog leaves the shelter without being neutered/spayed;

    2. No dog leaves any rescue without being neutered/spayed;

  • Should not have been banned

    A few years back, on the front page of the Chronicle, with my photograph, I was publicly banned from the Chronicle online Sound Off because of making “homophobic” comments. I stated that God did not condone homosexual behavior as read in Leviticus 20:13. 

    Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Clerks of Courts of Florida are required to perform issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

  • Toy campaign exceeds expectations

    The Marines, from your Citrus County Marine Corps League Detachment 819 Morgan Patterson Commandant, is happy to report that our 2014 Toys for Tots campaign exceeded all our expectations. A record number of toys were collected and distributed to our needy children. We could not have accomplished this mission without the support of our community. We thank the citizens of Citrus County. We salute you all. God Bless America!

  • Please attend waterfronts meeting

    The Crystal River Waterfronts Advisory Board will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and they have presentations by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Gator Vacuum and Dredging and Save Crystal River on the processes and plans for cleaning a pilot area of King’s Bay, replanting beneficial aquatic vegetation and showing the benefits of living shorelines. 

  • Removing flashing poles a good idea
  • Rotary thanks you for support

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Crystal River-Kings Bay, we say thank you to the members of our community both near and far who came out on Nov. 1 to support the seventh annual Stone Crab Jam. Without your support, our charitable foundation would not be able to do the work we do within our community and the worldwide projects we support. As always, we owe a very special thank you to the city of Crystal River for allowing the use of Citrus Avenue and its surrounding area for conducting the Stone Crab Jam.

  • End impact fees for good

    I have been reading a lot of whining in the Chronicle trying to justify the continuance of impact fees. Different people are trying every which way to justify these fees.

    This impact fees are wrong and should be stopped, done away with, never to return.

  • Consolidate? No chance

    There was a letter published in the Chronicle recently that suggested that all the county’s different animal rescue groups combine with the Citrus County animal shelter to save money and thereby relieve the taxpayer of the expense of maintaining it.

  • It's still a standard day
  • Will politics win?