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  • CKS students get resourceful for go-kart project

    What can you build with straws, toothpicks, Lifesavers, and some tape?

    If you are a Cedar Key School middle school student in the AVID, class you can build a go-cart!

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to help students develop the skills, especially critical thinking skills, needed for college and careers.

    The go-cart project was a team effort that was graded Tuesday Oct. 17, when students set their designs in front of an electric fan to see which one ran fastest.

  • CKS' Forney recognized for perfect test score

    Seventeen Levy students were recognized Oct. 10 by the School Board of Levy County for scoring perfect scores on individual state assessments tests last spring.

    Cedar Key principal Joshua Slemp presented to Lane Forney for his accomplishment on the Florida Standards Assessment in Grade 6 Mathematics.

    “This is a great thing for this young man, our only perfect score,” Slemp said.

  • Lady Sharks hoops receives donation from Women’s Club

    Eileen Senecal, the first vice president for the Cedar Key Women’s Club, presented a check to the Cedar Key School girls’ basketball program Friday Oct. 13.

    Senecal said the donation was a part of her organization’s ongoing efforts to support local girls and women in various pursuits. Coaches David and Carrie Tomlin said the generous donation would make it possible to buy shoes for 12 players.

  • Welcome to the 48th Seafood Festival
  • Taste of the Nature Coast raises funds for Resource Center

    The first-ever Taste of the Nature Coast fundraiser hosted by Tri-County Community Resources combined good food for a good cause with a strong dose of community spirit.

    Diana Child, chair of Tri-County Community Resources, who led the organization of the event, called the event a success, with hopes of expanding the event in the future. It was held at the Haven Hospice Community Building in Chiefland.

    All proceeds go toward the Tri-County Community Resource Center in Chiefland. The food and prizes were donated at no costs.

  • Two men rescued from Gulf waters

    By Buster Thompson

    Being stranded in a boat on the Gulf of Mexico for 12 hours will be a fishing trip Charles Scott won’t soon forget.

    Scott and his brother-in-law Jerry Newsome, both in their late 60s, went out the morning of Sept. 29 to go grouper fishing, Scott said Tuesday.

    The Marion County residents launched Newsome’s boat from a ramp near Yankeetown in Levy County, pushing their 17’ Starcraft vessel 27 miles out into the Gulf.

  • Climate change lecture discusses impact on local environment

    Deborah Goad, Beacon Correspondent

    The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences through the Levy County Agricultural Extension Service presented the facts of climate change Friday, Sept. 22 that are supported by documented geological evidence, and the potential impact on agriculture and horticulture.

    Levy County Extension Agent Anthony Drew began by asking the audience how many have planted dogwood trees recently and how were those trees doing?

  • Levy fossil site offers wealth of discoveries for volunteer diggers

    By NATALIE VAN HOOSE
    FL Museum of Natural History

    Volunteers can channel their inner paleontologist by digging alongside museum scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Montbrook fossil site south of Williston starting Thursday, Oct. 5.

    The excavation area includes an exposed riverbed close to an ancient coastline that has produced a wealth of fossils about 5 to 5.5 million years old, an age not commonly found in Florida.

  • Grant helps CKS purchase new microscopes

    High school science students at Cedar Key School stepped into the 21st century on Friday, thanks to a generous grant from the Levy County Schools Foundation.

    The Foundation, through its Grants For Great Ideas program, awarded $2,717 to the CKS science department.

  • CKS welcomes art teacher

    After several years without an artist regularly on campus, Cedar Key School will now have an art teacher a couple of days a week.

    Paula Willis, the new art instructor, arrived on campus Sept. 26.

    In addition to teaching art to elementary school grades, she will also be the ELP — or gifted — teacher at CKS and will be at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until January; she’ll be on campus on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays thereafter.

    CKS Principal Joshua Slemp is also working on including art for middle school students.