• Thankful for reading program

    I would like to genuinely thank the Citrus County school system for its encouragement of getting children to read. There is an “accelerated reader” programs where students read books and, after reading them, take a test pertaining to their comprehension of those books and, if they perform well, get rewarded. 

  • Filling in trailhead
  • Reconsider position

    I urge Jimmie T. Smith to fight to keep arts and music as part of the curriculum. Although, reading, writing and arithmetic are core lessons everyone will use in life, art and music are necessary for students’ social growth. 

    Back when I grew up we learned to read music, which greatly helps me when a new song is introduced in church. Playing an instrument is wonderful stress relief. 

  • Hillary not qualified

    What say you, America? Are you ready to return to the lies and double-dealing of the Clintons? Hillary has demonstrated time and time again that she’s not qualified to be anything other than an ex-first lady who stood by her husband for political gain. Charles Krauthhammer has been quoted as saying, “Show me one accomplishment she has as Secretary of State, not three, just one.” The silence is deafening. 

  • Advocate for yourself

    Another drop of fuel on the fire. The news is ablaze with more news of VA care. Even with all that media coverage, vets have little clue how badly they are being shortchanged.

    There are levels of care: horse-and-buggy, Cadillac, and something in between. Vets are getting horse-and-buggy care, in many instances.

    If a vet is not aware of the latest advances, he is not informed of new techniques, and gets the old stuff.

  • You call this a family newspaper?

    This past Sunday (March 15), I open the Chronicle and reading through the paper, WHOA! I see a woman whose breasts are swollen in an advertisement. Then as I go on, there’s an ad for erectile dysfunction in glaring large print.

  • Beware — there are scammers everywhere

    When there is a death in the family, normally the deceased party’s name, age, address, time and place of viewing and internment are listed in the obituary. Many people, particularly of a certain age, read them daily in the newspaper.

    Unfortunately, there are thieves who read them also, knowing family members will be attending the viewing and internment, leaving the residence of the deceased vacant during those hours.

  • Ignoring residents of Citrus Springs

    Recently we have seen many guest columns in the Chronicle by Edna Mattos, Chief Goodworth and Sheriff Dawsy promoting the Citrus County Fire Service MSBU.

  • Socialism destroying U.S. education system

    I have been crying in the woods for years that socialism has destroyed our educational system. Now comes proof in a recent study just released by the researchers at Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS).

  • Keep beliefs to thyself

    Re: Mr. Cole’s letter to the editor. 

    As the sheriff’s office advises us: Do not answer your door unless you know who is on the other side. Although this advice was to prevent home invasions, it also keeps intruders who would lecture on their brand of religion out. Sorry, we have become trapped in our own homes, but that’s the way it is.