• Pelham was a good man

    Just read the paper about John Pelham’s passing. He was my boss at Florida Power. I started as a guard and worked control point handing out badges.

    One day he came across the road towards the guard house. All I could think of was I was in trouble. Instead, he wanted to know if I could type. I could, so I got to go in the office.

    He was a good man and will be missed by many.

    Joyce Neeld

    Citrus County

  • Get ready for a ride

    Donald G. Schweitzer started his latest letter with a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”

    Would this include one Barack Hussein Obama? Obama would love to be a representative to the United Nations, or in his mind, secretary general. Maybe that would explain his eagerness to throw Israel under the bus, betraying the only true ally we have in the Middle East.

  • It is easier to tear things down
  • Dogs don’t belong in public places

    I feel the dog situation is getting out of hand. People are bringing their pets (dogs) into restaurants and public places and claiming they are “service dogs.” It is very obvious they are not service dogs since they are not wearing a service dog vest that is required under the law.

  • Take care of the locals, too

    Lately, there has been a lot of conversation on bed tax(which I support) and tourism. I am glad for the tourist dollar and am glad the county and city of Crystal River are trying to lure them here. 

  • Hacking issue is not newsworthy

    Depending on which definition you want to use, “hacking” can have various meanings. From breaking into secure governmental cyber systems and messing with the data to stealing personal information for the purpose of manipulating bank accounts. However, everything I have read about the Russians hacking the American election makes it seem as though it is hardly more than gaining access to the Democratic party’s email accounts. 

  • Let me clear air about teachers

    Today is Jan. 1, 2017. This morning, after reading the comment from yet another caller to Sound Off criticizing teachers, I am compelled to write this response.

    First, I would like to say there are good and bad in every profession or calling. That includes doctors, clergy, dentists, lawyers and yes, teachers, among others. I am sorry if one has had a bad experience with one or more of these. It certainly could skew a person’s opinion.

  • Put state funds to better use in county
  • Theft of trailer from Crystal River church

    To you, who stole the trailer from the property of Crystal River United Methodist Church:

    I know you have no idea what the impact has had on the organization to which the trailer belonged, nor do you probably care. As a member of the board for the Aldersgate Emmaus Community and a member of the steering committee for the youth organization under Emmaus called Chrysalis, I feel it is important for you to know the impact your inconsideration has had on both organizations.

  • Wind turbines threat to birds

    Last week, the Obama administration approved regulations for the use of wind turbines that could potentially lead to the death of thousands of birds.

    Where is the outrage from the public, the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club?

    In the last two years wind turbines have killed hundreds of thousands of birds, including eagles. Where is the publicity and outrage? If 100 ducks were oil slicked, it would be front-page news.