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Letters

  • Others still hide in the closet
  • Salvation Army supports event

    On June 27 and 28, members of the Citrus County Amateur Radio Club, ARES Citrus County and CERT Citrus County jointly conducted an exercise to simulate a failure of commercial power, telephones, cellphones and Web in the Nature Coast area.

    The exercise was conducted at the Crystal River Mall using portable generators, antennas, shelters and amateur radio operators to simulate a communications blackout.

  • Good tenants exist as well

    This letter is concerning your front page article on how terrible tenants are.

    Well, what about the good ones? 

    The article gives tenants a bad rap. I have rented in Citrus County for years. I clean my rugs via Stanley Steamer. I spray for bugs inside and out. I paint when needed. I plant flowers. I keep my house clean. Yet, you have focused on the ones that leave rental properties in disarray or worse.

  • SCOTUS goes too far on marriage

    Wow, what just happened? SCOTUS just demonstrated the latest example of legislation from the bench on the most controversial case on an extreme level. How can the justices declare and overturn the sovereignty of many states for which the majority of residents and voters do not support the same-sex marriage concept for many values ingrained their culture?

  • Thanks for help raising dollars

    On June 20, our Summer Soirée was held for the Citrus Aid Cancer Foundation. Dale and Lisa White, owners of Mama’s Kuntry Kafe, and Arnold and Mary-Ann Virgilio, owners of Virgilio Insurance Services, sponsored the dinner/dance.

  • Emergency response awful

    With the almost tragic drowning that occurred on the opening day of the scallop season, what has not been addressed was the lack of critical response by the city/county/sheriff/fire rescue departments. In stories related to the incident, 90 minutes passed before the young man arrived at the boat ramp. That was totally unacceptable. 

  • Use road repair dollars wisely
  • Use words wisely, and for good

    Most have heard the expressions, “Actions speak louder than words,” “Don’t burn bridges,” “Haste makes waste,” and many clichés that speak of simple advice. Remember, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Not true.

  • Say no to ER and avoid overbilling

    Citrus Memorial billing practices have created quite a commotion for the seniors in our area; however, you can simplify your lives if you follow one simple practice. 

    They have their usual and customary methods of billing, which of course are outrageous. I know, I worked in the health care industry for over 30 years. The rule in the billing departments was at least a 400 percent markup on provided services.

  • No surprise: HCA in it for the profit

    Surprise, surprise, surprise! Now that Citrus Memorial is privately operated, prices have gone up monumentally. How did the people of Citrus County think HCA was going to pay those millions for the lease and still make money? The prices had to go up, and the high-margin services (see trauma center) needed to be added. Also, low-profit centers (see Lecanto), even those that provided a needed service to our county, have to be closed.