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Early Primary Voting Ends Today Aug 25 2018

In Beverly Hills, Homosassa, Crystal River and Inverness locations, early primay voting ends today Aug 25 Saturday 2018, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp40 at 311825
Early voting in the Primary ends today Aug 25 2018

Won’t be able to vote in the Primary Election Tuesday Aug 28 2018? Do it today Saturday Aug 25 2018! Don’t let others decide the election for you, VOTE TODAY!!

Early Voting in the Primary Election in Citrus County ends today Saturday Aug 25 2018! Don’t let others make the decision for you time and locations are right here NOW, Aug 25 2018

Saturday Aug 25 2018

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Beverly Hills Central Ridge Library
425 W Roosevelt Blvd
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
352-746-6622

Crystal River Supervisor of Elections Office
West Citrus Government Center
1540 N Meadowcrest Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34428
352-564-7120
August 17 – 25, 2018

Homosassa Homosassa Public Library
4100 S Grandmarch Ave
Homosassa, FL 34446
352-628-5626

Inverness Inverness City Hall
212 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
352-726-2611

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Exclusive page: The Ron Kitchen Chronicles

In 220 SE 2ND Place Crystal River FL, Exclusive, EYEONCITRUS.COM, Ron Kitchen Citrus County Commission Dist 2, The Ron Kitchen Chronicles on kp33 at 311821

RON KITCHEN

With voters contacting EyeOnCitrus.Com with various complaints and concerns regarding the incumbent Ron Kitchen and what they see as possible ill advised moves as he and the other commissioners steer the county’s future! We have put up a dedicated page for the process of revelation: The Ron Kitchen Chronicl

The last home that Ron Kitchen Sr. his wife, and Ron Kitchen Jr. and his first wife, owned was at 220 SE 2nd Place, Crystal River, FL220 SE 2ND PL last place Ron Kitchen owned

David Gregory will make a difference if elected! Letter to Editor Chronicle Tuesday May 8 2018

In David Gregory,Candidate,Citrus County Commission Dist 2, eyesoncitrus.com, you are the difference together we our the change on kp50 at 311821

LETTER TO EDITOR CHRONICLE 5 8 2018 TUES 

The county commission hasn’t demonstrated any intention on trying to attract businesses other than service oriented, referencing the so-called medical corridor and the scorched-earth policy of defoliating the area on County Road 491 for a drainage area which was started by a prior commission, but no commissioner who had the opportunity bothered to examine what was going to transpire even though it existed for (Ron) Kitchen and (Scott) Carnahan, per a Chronicle article.

The type of businesses where citizens could make a living wage need to be attracted into the county and without such intentions, Citrus will become another bedroom community (suburb) for Orlando and Tampa. This necessity is inescapable; without such foresight, the dismal reality of those who have and those who have not will continue to worsen, resulting in a smaller tax base, program cuts and higher taxes.

Putting the clamps down on the industrial park in Holder was short-sighted, with no acknowledgement to the potentials that would become available because of its proximity to Marion County, attracting perhaps a biotech lab to complement the potential medical corridor.

All the while, the commission still gives attention to the Citrus port idea; utilizing the barge canal is still talked about after 20 years or more and anybody who has ever gone fishing in the gulf knows that big container ships will never be in the Gulf and this whole concept should have been written off the county commission agenda years ago.

The aim to make Citrus County one huge retirement community fails in the realization that retirees live on a fixed income, and for the most part this limited income scenario does not entice future business growth. Without such growth, the retirees’ extended families will not come nor stay to reside in Citrus County. Their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren will not find occupations that would enable them to sustain their families here. And should they find positions in Orlando or Tampa and commute, as anyone who has ever done knows, they are going to do their shopping in those other counties where the regional stores have the better deals, and their varying entertainment dollars will also go there.

If we don’t get involved as a people, we get what we deserve: No representation in county government. It doesn’t have to be this way, join me and let’s make a difference!

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The Eagle

In EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp39 at 311818

The Eagle
This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!

Freedom and Jeff

Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.

She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.

Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She’s my baby.

When Freedom came in, she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice..

We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet’s office. From then on, I was always around her.

We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn’t stand in a week.

You know you don’t want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death

She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon.. I didn’t want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear.

I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day. We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her.

I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington.

We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair – the whole bit. I missed a lot of work.

When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000. The day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant.

Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill.

I hadn’t said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don’t know how long.

That was a magic moment.. We have been soul mates ever since we came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them

I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom!! Hope you enjoyed this!

Rosemary, I’m glad the Kleenex box was close!!!!!!

A SMALL REQUEST….

93% won’t forward, but I’m Sure You Will.

A small request…..Just one line: All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.. Even if it’s only to one more person. just someone who enjoys a GREAT STORY.

Those who would disrespect our flag have never been handed a folded one.

THE EAGLE

Periwinkle in Homosassa Locked down at 3 or 4 AM 02/15/2018

In Periwinkle in Homosassa Locked down at 3 or 4 AM 02/15/ on kp57 at 281815

CORNER 19 AND PERIWINKLE HOMOSASSA FL  google maps

Neighbors thought they heard  gunfire around 3 AM this morning, deputies came around telling people to stay inside and at 4 AM street was blocked off. If we get anymore info will be posted.

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Update on Florida disaster aid

In EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp12 at 281806
Bill Nelson - U.S. Senator for Florida
In an effort to save Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry and speed-up work on Herbert Hoover Dike, I called on Senate leaders today to include additional disaster assistance for Florida in a government spending bill the Senate is expected to take up this week.

I urged Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to provide funding for several important projects aimed at helping Florida recover, including:

  • Funding to help Florida’s citrus growers. Florida’s citrus industry sustained more than $760 million in losses due to the storm. USDA estimates Florida’s citrus industry will harvest 46 million boxes of citrus this year, less than 25 percent of the nearly 204 million boxes harvested in Florida ten years ago.
  • Funding to help Florida schools. More than 12,000 students, who evacuated from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of the storms, have now enrolled in schools around Florida. The sudden influx of new students is putting a strain on some Florida schools as they struggle to accommodate the additional students with the limited budgets and resources they have available.
  • Funding to complete work on the Herbert Hoover Dike. Herbert Hoover Dike protects thousands of Floridians who live around Lake Okeechobee from the threat of catastrophic flooding. The Army Corps of Engineers says it needs approximately $200 million per year, for the next four years, to finish work on the dike by 2022.

If you’d like to read my entire letter, please click here.

Sincerely,
Signature

David Gregory Candidate for Citrus County Commission Dist 2 NEW WEBSITE

In david gregory, David Gregory,Candidate,Citrus County Commission Dist 2, davidgregoryforcountycommissionerdistrict2.US, eye, petitions on kp15 at 311831

Article Courtesy of DG4CCD2.US

PETITION EXAMPLE

After filing papers on Jan. 8 2018 I am building the infrastructure for my campaign! I plan to put the County Commission on the road to sustainable programs that do not include the building of county wide water and sewer systems nor does it include turning Citrus County into the suburbs for Orlando and Tampa! The necessity to attract more industries with higher pay scales is inescapable, without such foresight the dismal reality of those who have and those who have not will continue to grow becoming worst resulting in a smaller tax base, program cuts and higher taxes! Putting the clamps down on the industrial park in Holder was short sighted with no acknowledgement to the potentials that would become available because of it’s proximity to Marion County. I am running for District 2’s seat, it’s a county wide election and this is your opportunity to let all the commissioners know you’re dissatisfied with their current views and you, the voters of Citrus are tired of being ignored! Our first priority is to get on the ballot, in order to do that I need 1057 petitions signed by Citrus County Registered Voters and I need it sooner rather than later!

If you would like to volunteer for change and to distribute my petitions or you need some petitions delivered to you send an email to dg4ccd2@gmail.com

or call 352-503-8294 and leave a message!

Online Campaign Contributions are in the works-COMING SOON!

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Homosassa man to seek District 2 Commission seat

In David Gregory,Candidate,Citrus County Commission Dist 2, eyesoncitrus.com on kp01 at 311823

Courtesy of Citrus Chronicle Greenbelt Gazette:

 

David Gregory at his desk at the Citrus County Property Appraiser's office.

By Norm Wagy

David Gregory, a former local businessman, has filed papers with the County Board of Elections to run for the county commission seat currently held by Ron Kitchen, Jr.

He will seek the office as an NPA (No Party Affiliation) candidate in the general election to be held on November 6th.

Mr. Gregory, a native of Sudbury, VT, moved to Citrus County in 1978. For some 16 years, he owned and operated Liberty Delivery Services. After closing that business, he worked for the Citrus County Appraisers office as a field appraiser for 14 years.

While he attended Castleton University and following his graduation, he owned and operated a small general store and gas station in Whiting, Vermont.

With his announced intention to seek office, he must acquire 1,057 supporters to sign petitions on his behalf. A fund raising campaign will be underway soon.

Though he has never held a political office, he said he was inspired to run by a number of residents who have expressed dissatisfaction with the current board, especially on the matter of water rates in the county. He says he will bring business experience to the board.

He is also concerned about medical marijuana. He believes many local residents would benefit by having it readily available in the county. He faults the county for not acting to facilitate that.

In November, 2016, 71 percent of the Florida voters approved Amendment Two which required new laws to be drafted to make the substance available to more patients.

The legislature enacted legislation which became effective on January 1, 2017, Gregory recalls that 52,398 Citrus County residents voted in favor of the amendment; 27,010 were opposed. To him, that represents a clear mandate for the County Commission to respond.

Gregory and his wife, Corl, have three grown children, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

EOC Note: Mr. Gregory will have a web presence on our site and will soon have petitions available online and drop off locations for signed petitions on both sides of the county! 

 

 

Candidate forum scheduled Jan. 13

In candidate forum, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp48 at 311812

The Nature Coast Republican Club will have a candidate forum at the Beverly Hills Lions Club on Saturday, Jan. 13. Coffee and networking, 8:30 a.m.; forum at 9 a.m.

Candidates for governor, attorney general and commissioner of agriculture are expected to be present.

For additional information, email NCRC2014@aol.com

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