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Today's News

  • Breaking News Crist names Johnson to Parker's seat

     Owen Chad “Cracker” Johnson has been named to the Levy County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat, nine months after Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Tony Parker for being indicted on federal charges.

    He will take the oath of office at the start of the commission's regular meeting at 9 a.n. Tuesday in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson. County Judge Joseph Smith will administer the oath.

  • Levy teachers rally with thousands

    Four Levy County teachers traveled to Orlando Saturday to join efforts with about 6,000 other educators, parents, and students from all over the state eager to get the attention of Florida lawmakers preparing to convene the 2009 legislative session. The message: Make Our Schools a Priority.

  • Photographing butterflies with Ann

    Approximately 35 people gathered at the Library for the Garden Club's presentation of Ann Kamzelski's lecture, "Photographing Butterflies and Other Insects." Kamzelski's love of photography and nature was clearly evident in her presentation. This passion first began when she read a book on macro photography, after being inspired by her mother's photography of wildflowers. As an award-winning photographer, Kamzelski often does presentations pertaining to photography, some of which take place in Pennsylvania where she spends her summers.

  • Fashion Show luncheon offers fun and shopping for a good cause

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club will host a fashion show luncheon and shopping event Wednesday March 18 at 11:30 at the Community Center.

    “It’s turned out to be serious fashion with a comical side. Partly serious, partly fun,” said Ways and Means Chair Jane Moore who coordinates fundraising. “It isn’t just for women.” Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun for a good cause, she said.

  • BOCC seeks grant for clammers

    The Levy County Commission has approved seeking a $121,000 federal stimulus grant to benefit the clammers and oystermen at Cedar Key.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks brought up the non-agenda item at the Commission meeting on Tuesday morning and the commissioners immediately agreed to take up the matter.

    Rooks said she had received a letter from the Levy County Soil and Water Conservation Board the afternoon before saying the money is available and the grant application must be submitted by April 6.

  • Lobbying the Legislature

    Daniel Rose brought a letter he had composed to Florida’s state legislators. David Estep quietly rehearsed his statement. On the bus trip to Tallahassee last Wednesday, they and 15 other mentally handicapped clients of Levy Association for Retarded Citizens prepared themselves to go to the state capitol and remind lawmakers that the economy was hitting them harder than almost anyone in Florida.

    “I’m concerned about these budget cuts,” said Estep.

    “I’m worried LARC might have to close its doors.”

  • Conservation Corner - Composting in Cedar Key, Part 2

    Composting for home gardening is a rapidly growing practice. And well it should be. Putting back into the soil all that we take out, minus what we use, is elementary logic.

    When we start to compost we must first select an ideal location and choose among a variety of composting container(s). Knowing how much you intend to compost, how quickly you need it, and how much time you have for the project will help you choose wisely.

  • Sharks chomp visitors, set for districts

    Sharks devoured the competition last week when they hosted the Levy County track meet in Rosewood. Cedar Key track head coach Brad Penney said his girls took first place overall, and boys were second.

    “Samantha Beckham won the long jump with a best of 16'7”, a new school record, but she broke the school record on all three tries,” Penney said.

  • The challenges and contentment of gardening big

    The fall season of 2008 proved to be my best season yet for vegetable production and sale. With even more land available I decided to expand to find out what my maximum ability, within reason, could do. The only machinery I use is a rototiller and the rest is accomplished with hand tools.

  • Conservation Corner - Deverin’s report

    The Deverin’s report to Conservation Corner:

    By now, most folks know why we should recycle: good stewardship, finite resources, reduced energy use, less dependence on petroleum products, all the environmental issues, etc. Those are all good reasons to recycle, BUT recycling comes down to a personal decision, a household decision, a business decision to make a concerted effort to recycle.