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  • Shark News for the week of May 24

    Middle School Survivor Day

    By Chloe Reynolds
    Shark Correspondent
    Every year, the middle school teachers host a Behavioral Reward Day for the students who have stayed out of trouble all year long. The day’s events are based off of the popular TV show “Survivor”.
    The activities include, dividing into tribes, painting faces, racing, puzzles, scavenger hunts, and challenges of all kinds. This year’s Survivor Day will be held on Tuesday, May 29.

  • Cedar Key Lions elect 2012-2013 officers and directors

    The Cedar Key Lions Club held its annual election of officers and board members for the July 2012 - June 2013 year and celebrated with an installation dinner on May 8.
    The Board of Directors and officers for the coming year are: Pam Oakley, President; Lannie Cardona, Immediate Past President; Steve Rosenthal, 1st Vice President; Dale Register, 2nd Vice President; Faye Sanders, Secretary; Sarah Cardona; Treasurer; Marvin Franks, Director; Bill Stephens, Director; Maurice Hendrix, Director, and Ralph Selby, Director.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 24

    Wednesday

    BP Settlement meeting set
    Information on the BP settlement agreement pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be presented by Rhon Jones, one of the 15 Attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multi-district (federal) litigation. Jones, of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, will also discuss how to participate in this settlement.  Businesses associated with the clam farming and fishing industries may meet with Jones on Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Community Center in Cedar Key.

  • Memorial Day observances in Levy

    There will be three Memorial Day observances in Levy County that have been organized by various veterans groups.
    Two will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. — in Williston and Cedar Key. The third will be at 1 p.m. in Bronson.
    • The Williston observance will be at Orange Hill Cemetery, 1869 N.E. 180th Ave.,  and is organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

  • Hodges elected mayor; Register vice-mayor

    For the first order of business at the May 15 City Commissioners meeting, city clerk Francis Hodges swore in Scott Dennison and Dave Feigin as city commissioners. The second order of business was for the commission to vote for mayor. Gene Hodges and Dale Register were nominated with Gene Hodges elected mayor by a three to two vote. Dale Register was elected as vice-mayor by a four to one vote.

  • Commissioner wants to see change in tourism board policy

    Normally the business of the county’s tourism director is non-controversial, but such was not the case at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting when Visitor Bureau Director Carol McQueen and Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4)  had a kerfuffle over tourism council appointments.

  • Buesing road dedication set for Sunday

    Marine Lance Cpl. Brian R. Buesing was one of the first deaths in the Iraq war when it started in 2003. Nine years later the state will dedicate a portion of State Road 24 in his honor.
    A ceremony with state Department of Transportation officials and members of Buesing’s family will be on hand for the dedication of the sign at County Road 347 and SR 24 on Sunday at 1 p.m.
    Buesing’s family lives on CR 347 and that is why the road’s intersection was chosen as the starting point.

  • 8th Annual Seafood Feast

    On Saturday, May 19, Christ Episcopal Church holds its 8th Annual Seafood Feast which includes:  fried mullet, shrimp, clams, fish chowder, grits, hush puppies, cole slaw and an array of fabulous homemade desserts.
        Thelma McCain and her crew (AKA The Thelmetts) are once again in charge of preparing this feast. Cost is $10 per person.
    For the first time, it will be held at the Community Center rather than at the church from noon through 2 p.m.

  • Chiefland Rotary fishing tournament Saturday in CK

    The Chiefland Rotary Club will host its annual fishing tournament this weekend in Cedar Key. The event begins with a mandatory captains’ meeting on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center. Anglers have until weigh-ins at 4 p.m on Saturday to catch the biggest fish.
    Recent fishing restrictions in the Gulf of Mexico limit the competition haul to five trout and two redfish total.
    First place for biggest trout and biggest redfish can earn up to $500 in prize money.

  • Correction: Bronson homemakers bingo on Thursday

    An incorrect date was publiched in the May 17 issue of the Cedar Key Beacon for the Bronson Home and Community Educators club's annual bingo

    The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Levy County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for two cards and $1 for two additional cards.
    The club will provide drinks and dessert and there wil be prizes. For more information, call Dee Olsen at 486-2319.