West Citrus Center Information

As Citrus County West Side Office facility begins it’s fifth week at the new location there are still quite a few residents who need some information about the new place. Hours of Operations:

8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M Monday through Friday. PLEASE NOTE THE TAX COLLECTOR’S, DMV, TAG OFFICE DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL 8:30 A.M.  Office is located at:

1540 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL

What you can get done at this new facility is outlined below:

Pay your Property Taxes at the Tax Collector.



Get your license plate and renewals for your car at the Tax Collector.

Change your title (ownership) for your car at the Tax Collector.

Pay your traffic violations at the Clerk of Court.

Record Deeds, Notice of Commencements, etc., at the Clerk of Court.

Get your Passport paperwork at the Clerk of Court.

Property Appraiser Office is available for filing of Homestead and other tax saving exemptions on your Properties.

The Property Appraiser NEW PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS are:
TELEPHONE (352) 564-7130
FAX (352) 564-7158

The Tax Collector phone number is 352-341-6509

The Clerk of Court Phone Number is 352-341-6400

The Election Office Phone Number is 352-341-6740


Remember Your Friends

With so much bad news appearing everyday, EYEONCITRUS.COM, decided a little pick-me-up-story, is just what everybody needs!


After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn’t eat and didn’t respond to any medical treatments.  The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. 
The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center.  The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. 
The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. 
They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities. 
They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and  needs his friend’s help to swim.

Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship.
They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.





Long Live Friendship!!!!!!

I don’t know……some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don’t touch the hearts of others…….while it lasts!  May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends who care.

911 Commissioner Admits Conspiracy 30 years long

BOB KERRY2 One of the 911 Commissioners admits in this video of a conspiracy regarding 911 and going back 30 years of criminal activity. Very shortly, a complete book, will be on this site, giving the true history of the United States, covering 911, Iran, Iraq, the attempted assassination on Ronald Reagan and much more!

Food for Thought

"The idea that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the 
greatest misconception about the disease," says Gary Small, M.D., director of 
the UCLA Center on Aging.
Researchers now know that Alzheimer’s, like heart 
disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle 
factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, 
nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity.

The big news: Mountains of research reveals that simple things you do every day might cut your odds of losing your mind to Alzheimer’s.

In search of scientific ways to delay and outlive Alzheimer’s and other 
dementias, I tracked down thousands of studies and interviewed dozens of 
experts. The results in a new book: SIMPLE THINGS
100 Simple Things You Can Do to 
Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss
Here are 10 strategies I found most surprising. 

1.  Have coffee. In an amazing flip-flop, coffee is the new brain tonic. A large 
European study showed that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day in 
midlife cut Alzheimer’s risk 65% in late life. University of South Florida
researcher Gary Arendash credits caffeine: He says it reduces dementia-causing amyloid in animal brains. Others credit coffee’s antioxidants. So drink up, Arendash advises, unless your doctor says you shouldn’t. 
2.  Floss. Oddly, the health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia. University of Southern California research found that having periodontal disease before age 35 quadrupled the odds of dementia years later. Older people with tooth and gum disease score lower on memory and cognition tests, other studies show. Experts speculate that inflammation in diseased mouths migrates to the brain. 
3.Google. Doing an online search can stimulate your aging brain even more than reading a book, says UCLA’s Gary Small, who used brain MRIs to prove it. The biggest surprise: Novice Internet surfers, ages 55 to 78, activated key memory and learning centers in the brain after only a week of Web surfing for an hour a day. 
4. Grow new brain cells. Impossible, scientists used to say. Now it’s believed that thousands of brain cells are born daily. The trick is to keep the newborns 
alive. What works: aerobic exercise (such as a brisk 30-minute walk every day), strenuous mental activity, eating salmon and other fatty fish, and avoiding obesity, chronic stress, sleep deprivation, heavy drinking and vitamin B deficiency. 
5. Drink apple juice. Apple juice can push production of the "memory chemical" acetylcholine; that’s the way the popular Alzheimer’s drug Aricept works, says 
Thomas Shea, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts. He was surprised that old mice given apple juice did better on learning and memory tests than mice that received water. A dose for humans: 16 ounces, or two to three apples a day. 
6. Protect your head. Blows to the head, even mild ones early in life, increase odds of dementia years later. Pro football players have 19 times the typical rate of memory-related diseases. Alzheimer’s is four times more common in elderly who suffer a head injury, Columbia University finds. Accidental falls doubled an older person’s odds of dementia five years later in another study. Wear seat belts and helmets, fall-proof your house, and don’t take risks. 
7. Meditate. Brain scans show that people who meditate regularly have less cognitive decline and brain shrinkage – a classic sign of Alzheimer’s – as they age. Andrew Newberg of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine says yoga meditation of 12 minutes a day for two months improved blood flow and cognitive functioning in seniors with memory problems. 
8. Take D. A "severe deficiency" of vitamin D boosts older Americans’ risk of 
cognitive impairment 394%, an alarming study by England‘s University of Exeter finds. And most Americans lack vitamin D. Experts recommend a daily dose of 800 IU to 2,000 IU of vitamin D3. 
9. Fill your brain. It
is called "cognitive reserve." A rich accumulation of life experiences – education, marriage, socializing, a stimulating job, language skills, having a purpose in life, physical activity and mentally demanding leisure activities – makes your brain better able to tolerate plaques and tangles. You can even have significant Alzheimer’s pathology and no symptoms of dementia if you have high cognitive reserve, says David Bennett, M.D., of Chicago‘s Rush University Medical Center
10. Avoid infection. Astonishing new evidence ties Alzheimer’s to cold sores, gastric ulcers, Lyme disease, pneumonia and the flu. Ruth Itzhaki, Ph.D., of the University of Manchester in England estimates the cold-sore herpes simplex virus is incriminated in 60% of Alzheimer’s cases. The theory: Infections trigger excessive beta amyloid "gunk" that kills brain cells. Proof is still lacking, but why not avoid common infections and take appropriate vaccines, antibiotics 
and antiviral agents? 
What to Drink for Good Memory 
A great way to keep your aging memory sharp and avoid Alzheimer’s is to drink the right stuff. 
a. Tops: Juice. A glass of any fruit or vegetable juice three times a week slashed Alzheimer’s odds 76% in Vanderbilt Universityresearch. Especially protective:blueberry, grape and apple juice, say other studies. 
b. Tea: Only a cup of black or green tea a week cut rates of cognitive decline in older people by 37%, reports the Alzheimer’s Association. Only brewed tea works. Skip bottled tea, which is devoid of antioxidants. 
c. Caffeine beverages. Surprisingly, caffeine fights memory loss and Alzheimer’s, suggest dozens of studies. Best sources: coffee (one Alzheimer’s researcher drinks five cups a day), tea and chocolate. Beware caffeine if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, insomnia or anxiety. 
d. Red wine: If you drink alcohol, a little red wine is most apt to benefit your 
aging brain. It’s high in antioxidants. Limit it to one daily glass for women, 
two for men. Excessive alcohol, notably binge drinking, brings on Alzheimer’s. 
e. Two to avoid: Sugary soft drinks, especially those sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. They make lab animals dumb. Water with high copper content also can up your odds of Alzheimer’s. Use a water filter that removes excess minerals.
5 Ways to Save Your Kids from Alzheimer’s Now
Alzheimer’s isn’t just a disease that starts in old age. What happens to your 
child’s brain seems to have a dramatic impact on his or her likelihood of 
Alzheimer’s many decades later. 
Here are five things you can do now to help save your child from Alzheimer’s and memory loss later in life, according to the latest research. 
1. Prevent head blows: Insist your child wear a helmet during biking, skating, 
skiing, baseball, football, hockey, and all contact sports. A major blow as well 
as tiny repetitive unnoticed concussions can cause damage, leading to memory loss and Alzheimer’s years later. 
2 Encourage language skills: A teenage girl who is a superior writer is eight 
times more likely to escape Alzheimer’s in late life than a teen with poor 
linguistic skills. Teaching young children to be fluent in two or more languages 
makes them less vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. 
3. Insist your child go to college: Education is a powerful Alzheimer’s deterrent. The more years of formal schooling, the lower the odds. Most Alzheimer’s prone: teenage drop outs. For each year of education, your risk of dementia drops 11%, says a recentUniversity of Cambridge study. 
4. Provide stimulation: Keep your child’s brain busy with physical, mental and 
social activities and novel experiences. All these contribute to a bigger, 
better functioning brain with more so-called ‘cognitive reserve.’ High cognitive 
reserve protects against memory decline and Alzheimer’s.  
5. Spare the junk food: Lab animals raised on berries, spinach and high omega-3 fish have great memories in old age. Those overfed sugar, especially high fructose in soft drinks, saturated fat and trans fats become overweight and diabetic, with smaller brains and impaired memories as they age, a prelude to Alzheimer’s.

The Raw Deal?

Dennis Kucinich - www.Kucinich.us

"A Big Deal."

That’s what the White House has been fighting for the past few weeks in negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. It was a search for a "compromise."
And so yesterday, President Obama applauded the gang of six "compromise" based on, as he explains, "shared sacrifice and everybody … giving up something."
The only thing being compromised is the Administration’s values. This deal cuts Social Security and threatens Medicare and Medicaid, selling out those who need help the most, America’s children, poor and elderly – all while taxes are being cut.
Our message is simple: cutting Social Security which has nothing to do with the debt ceiling is not a "big deal" we can accept, it is a bad deal we must reject. Please sign my petition now, and forward it to 10 of your friends:

Do not let them disingenuously fold the issue of Social Security – which is solvent through 2036 – into raising the debt limit. Do not let them move the ball so far down the field that a "compromise" has become a politically friendly term for caving in on the very cornerstone of our Party and – more importantly – on well established principles of economic and social justice in America.
The more details that emerge, the worse the picture gets. While our unemployment remains perilously high and families are suffering, instead of a roadmap for recovery we are receiving directions towards another depression. Any "deal" that ignores the massive economic challenges of this country and balances the budget on the backs of children, seniors and the poor is not moral. In a lifetime, will our party have journeyed from the New Deal to the Raw Deal?
I hope you can help me through insisting that Congress find a more fair and just compromise. It would be helpful if you
sign the petition and circulate it to your contacts

With respect,

Dennis Kucinich

Obama: Social Security Is Not a Political Pawn

Dennis Kucinich - www.Kucinich.us

President Obama has — against all promises — just put Social Security cuts on the table.
This is not a compromise. It’s caving to the corporate special interests who want to keep their handouts while dismantling Social Security. We need to stand up and tell President Obama that Social Security is not a political pawn — it’s a lifeline for millions of seniors.
Click here to sign our petition, and ask everyone you know to do the same.

The most unbelievable part of this debate, is that Social Security has nothing — zip, zilch, nada — to do with the current deficit. The program can pay 100% of its benefits through 2037 without any changes. It has a $2.6 trillion surplus.
So why the proposed cuts? The more money that can be built into Social Security’s cash flow surplus, the more money the government can borrow from the surplus to use for tax cuts, spending, or reducing the deficit. We cannot accept this. Money paid into Social Security isn’t the government’s money to play with. They’re the benefits that our seniors paid for and depend on. Social Security must be protected.
President Obama’s turn on Social Security cuts is wrong for many reasons. It’s leading some Americans to incorrectly believe that Social Security is to blame for the debt crisis. It’s unjust to threaten the benefits that millions of Americans depend on.
Please sign this petition, spread it around, and tell your friends, family, and neighbors to join you.

Social Security is the cornerstone of social and economic justice in America. This is our time to stand-up and speak out.
With respect,
Dennis Kucinich

Look, We Found $2 Trillion


Tank and Cash Take Action

As Congress debates whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling, one thing is clear: big cuts in government spending are on the horizon.

Some members of Congress are seriously proposing to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Although a growing numbers of leaders from across the political spectrum are calling for cuts in the massive Pentagon budget,1 a majority in Congress is still balking at making significant cuts.

Make your voice heard now. The president has asked for a plan by the end of next week, and congressional negotiators are staying up late trying to figure out what will and will not be cut. Please contact your members of Congress today

Urge your members of Congress

to save $2 trillion over the next ten years by cutting $1 trillion from the Pentagon budget2 and closing tax loopholes that benefit primarily the wealthiest households and corporations.3
The answers to when and how government should act to restore integrity to the federal budget will reveal a great deal about the priorities of our nation. All of us have a stake in helping to set the priorities that should guide this debate.

1. See "Who Says It’s Time to Cut the Pentagon Budget"

2. See the report "Debts, Deficits, and Defense: A Way Forward," prepared by a range of groups including the Libertarian Cato Institute, the Project for Defense Alternatives, and Taxpayers for Common Sense.
3. See the CBO report "Reducing the Deficit: Spending and Revenue Options."

EOC SOUND OFF LINE 352-503-8294


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