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  • ‘Introduction to the oyster culture industry’ workshop set for April 4

    The University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture is offering a workshop on the oyster culture industry in the northeastern U.S.

  • Cedar Key senior accepted to United States Naval Academy

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent

  • Bone hunter gives update on Nature Coast digs

    With an eye toward the seas, archaeologists working in the Nature Coast continue to make haste in understanding ancient cultures in the area before it's too late, and all that work against the clock is starting to pay off.
    "The goal of our project, among other things, is to salvage the archaeological record," said University of Florida Archaeologist Dr. Kenneth Sassaman Saturday to a group of about 50 people gathered at the Cedar Key Community Center. "After five years, we're starting to accumulate a pretty robust record."

  • A child’s eye view: Remembering the festival

    Children have been part of Cedar Key’s Spring Arts Festivals from the very beginning. They have been artists participating in the main event or in art competitions organized through the Cedar Key School and have helped out with food booths or in restaurants around town on busy festival weekends.  Here are a few special stories.
    June 6-7, 1964: Carmen Day

  • Four FFA teams head to state competition

    The Cedar Key FFA chapter competed in the Area II Ornamental Horticulture CDE’s last week – and once again brought home some impressive hardware.
    The smallest school in the state just doesn’t let its size keep them from dominating certain FFA events, said Cedar Key advisor Denny Voyles.
     In the five areas of the contest, Area II (which stretches from Citrus County to Jacksonville and west to Madison), 66 teams competed for the chance to go on to the state finals.

  • Four FFA teams head to state competition
  • Four FFA teams head to state competition

    The Cedar Key FFA chapter competed in the Area II Ornamental Horticulture CDE’s last week – and once again brought home some impressive hardware.
    The smallest school in the state just doesn’t let its size keep them from dominating certain FFA events, said Cedar Key advisor Denny Voyles.
     In the five areas of the contest, Area II (which stretches from Citrus County to Jacksonville and west to Madison), 66 teams competed for the chance to go on to the state finals.

  • Smoke warning issued for SR24, CR345

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring SR 24 and CR 345 near Rosewood, between Otter Creek and Cedar Key, in Levy County, for smoke/fog visibility issues resulting from a 160 acre prescribed burn.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • “Moe” turns 80

    Charles “Moe” Beckham turned 80 years young on March 4.

    Mr. Moe was surprised by his family with breakfast at Ada Blue Cafe.

    He was also featured on TV 20’s birthday segment.

    His family is treating Mr. Moe to a trip to Biloxi, Miss. for some relaxation and fun gambling.

  • Paddling to the ‘Big W’

    Federal land agencies across the country are celebrating “W50”, the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law Sep. 3, 1964, as the result of a long fought effort to formally designate federal lands as wilderness.