• Burch supports local veterans
  • Kanehl has integrity, respect

    On Aug. 30, 2016 Citrus County will have the opportunity to make a decision on who will replace Jeff Dawsy, who for the past 20 years has been our sheriff. Four Republican candidates are campaigning for the opportunity to win the primary election in order to move forward to the general election in November.

  • Prayer is the answer for current divisions

    Prayer is the only answer  in lieu of what recently is happening in the U.S. ...

    Luke 22:31 “Simon, Simon, satan has asked to sift you as wheat (sift meaning to separate).

    We have a big problem in the country like never before. We have taken the word American and sifted it.

    We are now called African, Latin, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, White.

  • Declawing sometimes works just as well

    In response to the lady who claims that you have to put up with a cat ruining your furniture or not enjoying a cat, I offer the following experience.

    We went to the Animal Shelter looking for a dog.  There were none we wanted.  But we noticed a cat that was attractive and offering to be friendly. He was scheduled to be euthanized the next day.  The choice was death or perhaps declaw.

  • I have a peacock quandary

    This Iowa farm girl didn’t see peacocks strolling around the country, thus I have no idea of what to do when a lone, straggly peacock shows up in the neighborhood. This single bird has lost its tail feathers — an encounter with an unfriendly critter, or just that time of year?

  • Letter writer moved me to tears

    Just wanted to say thank you and express my appreciation to Larry Brown for his moving and insightful letter in Friday’s paper. Yes, America is still the greatest! By the time I got to the end of his letter where he quoted from Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus,” I was moved to tears.

    Thank you, Mr. Brown, for setting the record straight and for seeing the ugliness that is going on in the campaigns.

    Jay Michel


  • I would like to see stories about candidates

    Every day, I see dozens of signs asking me to vote for this or that person for sheriff, county commission and other positions within our county and city governments. Yet I don’t feel informed enough about the candidates’ beliefs, experience or positions on issues critical to all county residents to make good decisions about whom to vote for.

  • Investing in memories

    Do you remember when classics were shown on the big screen?

    Do you remember affordable movie dates with that special someone?

    Do you remember when you paid less than $20 for a date even after buying popcorn and soda?

    Make new memories at the Valerie Theatre in downtown Inverness. Watch classic movies on the silver screen exclusively playing Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.

  • Let's face it: We are global

    My friend Susan refuses to ride with me to the grocery store ever since I nearly rear-ended the driver ahead of me who had nailed his brakes.   Along with several unrepeatable expletives, she threw into the barrage of words “inattentive,” “careless” and “senile.” Being a Navy guy, I can handle whatever language you can muster, but senile just really hurts even a tough guy like me.

  • Voters going against the establishment

    Today, millions of people are ready to elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.

    Those who want to vote for Donald Trump have become the enemy of the political establishment, right and left.

    What is Donald Trump saying? 

    “We are going to restore the United States as a nation.” And the people poor, young and old believe it — because they have no other choice.