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Katie Lucas

With everything that is going on, it has begun to be very hard to watch the news. There is rarely any good news on. 

Two days ago, I finally found some good news. Citrus County was named as the best county in the state of Florida to retire. That is darn good news, as far as I am concerned. I have been ready for some good news.

Think about it. We already know how great Citrus County is, and now the country and maybe beyond knows it as well.

We live in a small county, 582 square miles of beautiful land (773 square miles if you count the water), made up of state parks, protected forests, wetlands and roughly 150,000 men, women and children. We have wonderful business and charitable organizations and most who live here take joy in being a part of making us a wonderful county filled with compassionate, intelligent caring people.

We take care of our children. We take care of our seniors. We take care of those less fortunate and help them get back on their feet.

If we could bottle up what we have here in Citrus County (and I do not mean our fresh water), the country could take a drink. Maybe their anger would somewhat diminish, and people could come together to try and work together for the betterment of all people.

We may be sheltered a bit in Citrus County from what is going on in the metropolitan cities, but that does not diminish the precious gift we have in our residents and the love we have for our beautiful area. We know we are lucky, and we do the best to take care so that we never lose what we have.

Katie Lucas is the engagement coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care. She is married with three children and five grandchildren and has lived in Citrus County for 30 years. She is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at 352-476-2960 or katie.lucas@homeinstead.com.