Withlacoochee River Elect has UNCLAIMED CREDITS available BUT ONLY till the beginning of Dec so you don’t have much time. Here’s the LINK will open a .pdf You can search your last name first and first name LAST, ex: Smith John. Open pdf file and hold control key down on keyboard and the letter “f” then type in your name as outlined above.
Fort island Gulf Beached Closed until further notice, boat ramp still available. this is being done as a precautionary measure.
Richard “Rick” Schroeder files as an NPA candidate for property appraiser in Citrus County. Questions arise as to whether he will have to resign from his position with the Citrus County Property Appraiser office as required by the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Employee Manual? These questions wait to be answered. Although the Supervisor of Elections shows he has not filed any of the necessary documentation which is required according to State Law to accompanied this filing as displayed today Tuesday 11.5.2019 on the screen copy of the Supervisor of Elections website shown below. A link to the page of candidates is here check and see IF and WHEN the appropriate paperwork appears on the Susan Gill, Supervisor of Elections website page!
When the August 2020 Primaries roll around an interesting and mostly unknown exception might come about!
In most closed primary states it’s pretty much what the name implies. you have to be of that particular party in order to vote in that primary, Republicans vote in the Republican primary, Democrats in their primary and other affiliations in whatever particular party they may be designated.
However, in Florida there are times when all registered voters can vote in a primary election, regardless of which major or minor political party they are registered or even if they are registered without a specific party affiliation:
- If all the candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner of the primary election will not face any opposition in the general election (i.e. no write-in candidates have qualified), then all registered voters can vote for any of the candidates for that office in the primary election.
- If races for nonpartisan (i.e., free from party affiliation) judicial and school board offices, nonpartisan special districts or local referendum questions are on the primary election ballot, then all registered voters, including those without party affiliation are entitled to vote those races on the ballot.
Food Pantries in Citrus County Florida
— Daystar Life Center — 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. 352-795-8668. Food for dogs and cats may also be available. Other assistance available. A community service resource.
— First Baptist Church of Homosassa Life Care Center — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays for bread distribution at 10540 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa. Homosassa residents may receive a bag of canned and dry goods once a month. Call 352-628-3858.
— A food pantry is provided by St. Timothy Lutheran Church and Life Tree Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at Life Tree Church on U.S. 19 in Crystal River.
— For those in need, the food pantry and Beyond the Bread ministries at North Oak Baptist Church are open from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly and from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday monthly. The food pantry provides vegetables, meats, prepared foods and more. Beyond the Bread provides nonfood items such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, some cleaning supplies, personal items and more. Folks are asked to visit only one of those times, once a month, to enable the ministries to serve more people. NOBC is at 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd. in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 352-489-1688.
— St. Anne’s Episcopal Church — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the administration building, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Call 352-795-2176.
— Citrus United Basket (CUB) — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1201 Parkside Ave., Inverness, to assist Citrus County residents facing temporary hardship. Call 352-344-2242 or go online to citrusunitedbasket.org.
— First Baptist Church of Crystal River — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 700 N. Citrus Ave. Call 352-795-3367.
— Our Lady of Fatima — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 604 U.S. 41 S., open to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707.
— The Citrus County Veterans Coalition’s food pantry, for veterans and their families, operates from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and the first and third Thursdays (excluding holidays) on the DAV lot at 1039 N. Paul Drive in Inverness, just west of U.S. 41, on Independence Highway. The pantry offers a variety of dry, canned and frozen goods (cereals, rice, canned vegetables, soups and meats) for veterans in need. For food assistance, call Linda Enlow at 352-220-6754, see a member at one of CCVC’s flea markets, or ask a volunteer during food pantry hours.
— Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church — 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call 352-746-2144.
— St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church — 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 352-726-3153.
— First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River — 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly, 1501 SE U.S. 19. Call 352-795-2259.
— Suncoast Baptist Church — food pantry open for bread distribution from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, and the second Wednesday monthly is distribution of bagged canned goods, dry goods and meat from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs. Open to Homosassa residents only.
— Homosassa First United Methodist Church Bread of Life Pantry — 8 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in fellowship hall. Bag of groceries with bread, meat and produce available for Homosassa residents once a month. Call 352-628-4083.
— Serving our Savior (SOS) — 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando. Call 352-513-5857 or email@example.com.
— Calvary Church — 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 2728 E. Harley St., Inverness. Photo ID and proof of Citrus County residency are required. Visitors can receive food once per month. Calvary Church is an equal opportunity provider.
— Calvary Chapel of Inverness — Free bagged groceries available from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at 960 S. U.S. 41. 352-726-1480. Calvary Church is an equal opportunity provider.
— Floral City First Baptist Church — 1 to 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly. Proof of residency required.
— Peace Lutheran Church offers a free community meal from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the third Monday monthly. This is not a fundraiser and there is no charge. Come be our guest(s). We care and you are important to us. All ages are welcome. The Aug. 19 meal will be spaghetti and Bolognese meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. For more information, call 352-489-5881. Peace Lutheran Church (“The Church on the Hill”) is at 7201 U.S. 41 South in Dunnellon.
— Free hot meals are available Monday through Friday for clients ages 60-plus at the following community centers. Call to reserve your first meal as a visitor: Central Citrus Community Center at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto (352-527-5993); West Citrus Community Center at 8940 W. Veterans Drive in Homosassa (352-795-3831); East Citrus Community Center at 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness (352-344-9666); and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Inverness Community Center at 1082 N. Paul Drive in Inverness (352-726-1009).
— Inverness First United Methodist Church — Provides a free hot meal to everyone from 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness. Call 352-726-2522.
— Floral City United Methodist Church — 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St. Call 352-344-1771.
— St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Feed My Sheep outreach — 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 352-726-3153.
— Our Father’s Table — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second, third, fourth and fifth Saturdays monthly at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176.
— El-Shaddai food ministries “brown bag of food” distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. Call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925.
— Hernando Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly. Call 352-212-5159.
— Christ Christian Bible Ministry distributes food at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 619 NE Second St., Crystal River. Preparations are being made to provide a hot meal once a week. Call 352-513-8065.
By Rosanna Xia
The California coast grew and prospered during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.
But the mighty Pacific, unbeknownst to all, was nearing its final years of a calm but unusual cycle that had lulled dreaming settlers into a false sense of endless summer.
Elsewhere, Miami has been drowning, Louisiana shrinking, North Carolina’s beaches disappearing like a time lapse with no ending. While other regions grappled with destructive waves and rising seas, the West Coast for decades was spared by a rare confluence of favorable winds and cooler water. This “sea level rise suppression,” as scientists call it, went largely undetected. Blinded from the consequences of a warming planet, Californians kept building right to the water’s edge.
But lines in the sand are meant to shift. In the last 100 years, the sea rose less than 9 inches in California. By the end of this century, the surge could be greater than 9 feet.
Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better — Pacific Coast Highway, multimillion-dollar homes in Malibu, the rail line to San Diego — is fixed in place with nowhere to go.
But the world is getting hotter, the great ice sheets still melting, the rising ocean a slow-moving disaster that has already swept past California’s front door. Seaside cliffs are crumbling in Pacifica, bringing down entire buildings. Balboa Island, barely above sea level, is spending $1.8 million to raise the wall that separates it from the ocean.
Winter storms pummeled a Capistrano Beach boardwalk, turning the idyllic shoreline into a construction zone as bulldozers rushed to stack boulders into a barricade. From San Diego to Humboldt counties, homeowners scramble to fend off increasing erosion and storm surges, pleading with officials for bigger seawalls that can hold back the even bigger ocean. Rest of story here
A Homosassa man died Sunday evening in a hospital after being injured earlier that morning when a truck rear-ended his bicycle in the parking lot of a RaceTrac gas station.
Following the 8:43 a.m. collision at the RaceTrac on the corner of U.S. 19 and West Homosassa Trail, medics transported Jeromy Landon Bresler to Ocala Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) crash report.
Bresler later died at 6:07 p.m. He was 36.
According to FHP’s report, Bresler rode into the gas station’s parking lot ahead of a southbound Chevrolet pickup driven by 32-year-old Weeki Wachee resident Jamie Jo Fox-Brady, who didn’t see Bresler and collided with the back of his bicycle.
FHP reported that alcohol was not involved. Charges are pending.
n May 27, 2019
A U.S. district judge temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy Friday evening, after the only abortion clinic left in Mississippi sued to stop the law from going into effect.
And in his sarcastic, searing opinion, Judge Carlton Reeves makes it clear that he’s fed up with the Mississippi legislature’s attempts to restrict access to abortion.
“Here we go again,” Reeves wrote in his opinion’s very first line. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.”
Late last year, Reeves struck down another Mississippi law that sought to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In his Friday opinion, Reeves pointed out that the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that a woman has a right to get an abortion prior to fetal viability — which generally occurs at 24 weeks. REST OF STORY HERE…
A group including Gov. Ron DeSantis, politicians, business leaders, lobbyists and academics land in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
By Jeffrey Schweers 3 hours ago
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – While Florida slept nearly 100 politicians, business leaders, lobbyists and academics flew to Israel after a 30-minute delay caused by security checks.
This intrepid reporter was among at least a dozen other passengers pulled into a private, secure room to have his bags checked one last time before boarding. Israeli security put our laptops and cameras under intense scrutiny.
We touched down in Tel Aviv after an uneventful flight at 6:05 p.m. Israel time (11:05 EST), and were greeted by a Visit Florida advertisement exhorting visitors to “Follow Your Sunshine” upon disembarking. The Florida tourism agency just announced that it was laying off 44 of its 135 employees after state lawmakers slashed its budget by more than a third.
This reporter also caught a glimpse of Gov. DeSantis behind a rope line on his cell phone wearing a navy blazer and his trademark black cowboy boots.
The delegation breezed through security and customs and were greeted by our Israeli hosts before boarding charter buses to the Hilton where most of delegation is staying while in Tel Aviv.
A meet and greet is planned for later today.
I had brief chat with Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz, who plans to tour the Israeli emergency management center at the Gaza border tomorrow.
Sen. Lauren Book said she’s excited to meet with security experts tomorrow morning to learn more about school security.
And Rep. Randy Fine hopes to talk to experts about water quality, given his concerns about the Indian River Lagoon.
USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Statehouse Reporter Jeffrey Schweers is accompanying Gov. Ron DeSantis and his 90-plus member delegation on his Israeli business development mission this week as a pool reporter for the Florida Society of News Editors. Schweers will provide regular reports and updates from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for Florida’s newspapers. Follow him on Twitter for updates @jeffschweers.Jeffrey Schweersuz
The cofounders of satire site Reductress talk about how they’re capturing people’s collective rage.
What’s funny about a total abortion ban? Very little. Yet last week, people were gleefully sharing the darkly humorous headlines and stories published by the women’s satire site Reductress, guffawing at its acerbic coverage of the extreme anti-choice laws coming out of Georgia, Ohio, and Alabama to tens of thousands of retweets.
The site has been unsparing in its criticism. A favorite subject of the recent slate of stories is the conservative hypocrisy surrounding abortion legislation: “I Believe God Gave Us All Free Will—Except Pregnant Woman,” reads one headline, accompanied by a photo of an Alabama Governor Kay Ivey grinning; “Senator Says the Only Acceptable Way to Kill a Fetus Is With a Gun,” reads another; “Life Is Sacred, That’s Why This Nonviable Fetus Should Stay Inside Me So We Can Both Die,” reads a third.
Reductress lays bare the components of recent anti-choice legislation that amount to pure cruelty, like the lack of exceptions for rape and incest in Alabama’s abortion ban: “Life Begins the Second a Girl’s Uncle Decides on Incest,” contributor Alexandra Ozeri wrote in a May 15th headline.
And headlines like “What Surprised Me Most About Becoming a Parent Was That I Was Forced to by the Government” are both funny and a punch to the gut—as some people on Twitter pointed out, the world in which these headlines simply reflect reality seems to have grown frighteningly near.