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  • 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.

  • Saturday expo helps residents get ready for disaster

    The Levy County Public Safety & Hurricane Preparedness Expo, sponsored by the Levy Department of Public Safety, will be Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williston Airport. Admission is free.
    There will be demonstrations of vehicle extrications using the Jaws of Life, and working dogs for Search & Rescue and the Sheriffs’ Office.
    Displays will include ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters, hazardous materials equipment, police cars, a medical simulator lab, and forestry equipment from several counties.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society Inducts new officers, members

    Levy County Delta Kappa Gamma Society assembled in Cedar Key to induct new officers and members.  

  • Pirate shop brings bit of spice to Cedar Key

    By Patty Roesch
    Correspondent
    Tunes from Bob Marley’s “I wanna jamming with you” drift along the breeze and through the door of Pirate Isle, the new spice and sauce store on Cedar Key.
    “We jammin’…”
    Inspired by the Jamaican heritage of her family, Carol A. Merritt would visit Jamaica with her mother in the ‘8’s and fell in love with the culture. Soon after, she began making Caribbean jerk seasonings only to expand from there.

  • Old Town man injured by jumping sturgeon

    An Old Town man was injured Friday at about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a sturgeon that jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat. It's the first sturgeon strike this year.
     Christopher Jordan Marlo's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

  • Shark News for the week of May 17

    Students Excited About Middle School Dance

    By Mikayla Pope
    Shark Correspondent

  • Woman’s club shows support for troops

    Rick and Patti Fabiani gave the Cedar Key Woman's Club a presentation on the Fisher House coming soon to Gainesville.
    And, after a short video on the foundation, there were few dry eyes in the clubhouse.
    The Fisher House, according to the organization’s website, is about “Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide 'a home away from home' that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."

  • Florida begins purging voter rolls of non-citizens

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State is partnering with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify non-citizens who are on voter rolls. The new initiative is proving to be successful. Florida’s Department of State recently sent the information on more than 2,600 potential non-citizens to Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections for review and, if warranted, removal from voter rolls.

  • School board OK’s raising school lunch price by nickel

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com