• Some things require tax monies

    In cities stray cats and dogs are captured by animal control, which is either an agency run by the city, or if an SPCA does this job, the city gives it funding. If strays were not captured, there would be thousands of starving animals running loose. (Detroit has an estimated tens of thousands of stray dogs.)

  • To my elected federal legislators

    It is a sorry, sorry, sorry shame that President Obama and his advisers do not know which side their bread is buttered on.

  • Clean Water Act scuttled

    Clean water is fundamental for people and wildlife. But right now, two million miles of streams and millions of acres of wetlands are stuck in a legal limbo, leaving the drinking water supplies for roughly one third of all Americans, and many species of wildlife unprotected. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a common-sense rule that would restore Clean Water Act protections to these waters.

  • Common Core a path to Third World status

    Common Core is starting to scare me, and I have some distinguished company. Stanford mathematician and former member of the Common Core Validation Committee Dr. James Milgram recently said “if the controversial standards are not repealed, America’s place as a competitor in the technology industry will ultimately be severely undermined.” Common Core standards will prevent students from moving into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. They will not be prepared.

  • A church to consider

    I have read with interest of your futile attempts to find a church that feeds your soul. I also have read in the Chronicle of the responses you have received from other churches.

    If you could find a Sunday to visit our church at 10:30 a.m., I am sure you will have to search no longer.

  • Hospice care top notch

    The intent of this letter is to express my family’s total appreciation of the care that was provided to my wife by the Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast and their entire staff. We would like to especially thank those who we referred to as “the A Team,” Tammy, Carol and Eloise. Their tender-loving care and attention was angelic. If any care-giving organization is worthy of the public’s generosity, it is surely this one. Thank you all.

  • Veterinarian, staff eased pain of decision

    We wish to express our heartfelt praise and thank you to Dr. Wade Phillips and his exceptional staff at Lecanto Veterinary Hospital for their warm, kind and compassionate manner displayed two weeks ago when we had to deal with an end-of-life decision of our beloved feline, Jetty. 

  • Doing right by the community

    Apparently the debate concerning the animal shelter has deteriorated into those who do not have pets and those who do. Wrong! This is not a matter of pet ownership but of community well-being. 

  • Outpouring of love, support overwhelms

    Where do I begin? To be so recognized by this beautiful county for the things I have done, by the number of people I have touched, and through my true love of both the blues and my true love of promoting better oral health as a registered dental hygienist, I am thankful. 

  • Competing event stirs controversy