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Today's News

  • Homecoming Week!

    Homecoming basketball games are:

    MS Girls: 4 p.m.

    MS Boys: 5 p.m.

    Varsity Girls 6 p.m.

    Varsity Boys 7:30 p.m.

    A student dance in the auditorium will follow immediately after the games. Concurrently, a party will be held in the gymnasium for all community members. 

  • Workers break ground on a ground-breaking project

    Southern Standard Builders broke ground this week on the Goose Cove water main in what has been described as an historical milestone. The cooperative project among several government entities and agencies is the first of its kind in Cedar Key.

  • Insects, insecticides and growing vegetables you can eat

    I cannot, after much silence, think of when I lived without bugs and insects in my life. They are all over the planet! There must be one million bugs for every human on earth, perhaps more! They live under ground, in the trees and in the water as well. When there are no vegetables in your garden they attack. Something else, then, when you plant your garden they concentrate, attack and destroy.

  • City losing thousands in unpaid garbage debts

    Current and delinquent garbage collection bills were discussed by the Cedar Key City Commission last month. A variety of possible solutions were proposed including coupling the fee with property taxes so that landlords assume responsibility, contracting with a private collection agency, placement of liens on property and publishing the names of residents who owe money.

  • A personal manifestation?

    There are many wonderful opportunities that I have being a church pastor. One of these is that I occasionally get to hear many fine and creative excuses as to why whoever it is that I happen to be speaking to does not attend church. Mostly these are quite unsolicited. Folks find out that I am a pastor and just launch into one completely of their own. I have been a pastor for less than three years and I already have a formidable collection. Look for them under the title Church Absences, a Glossary of Lame Excuses coming to a bookstore near you.

  • Shark Soccer Team

    Both Shark soccer teams played this Saturday. The purple teams score against the orange Chiefland team was 3 to 6 with the Sharks losing. The scorer for the game was Jadah Donaldson. The game started out with the Sharks making the first goal of the game, ending the half with the score 2 to 3. The second half was just as disappointing ending with the 3 to 6 score.

    The Yellow Sharks team game was much closer but still ineffective.

  • After districts, Sharks look ahead

    Frankie Beckham shattered his course time at Mt. Dora from last season, shaving a full three minutes to finish the district meet in 21:31.

    Joseph Bishop dropped almost two minutes from his time last year for a 21:35 finish. Aaron Esposito took more than three minutes off his course time and battled yearlong Seven Rivers foe Jacob Benoit into the chute.

  • Dustin Berger lives life to the fullest

    Twenty-two-year-old Dustin Burger, an active volunteer in the community, is the new assistant basketball coach for Cedar Key Middle School boys. He works under the direction of head coach Norman “Biz” Paeth.

    “I love it,” Dustin said of his new responsibilities.

    Dustin brings 4 years of competitive ball experience and unbridled enthusiasm to the team. He played for Cedar Key Middle from 2003-2007. Joshua, his younger brother, plays for the team.

  • Perfect soil is not as critical as some may think

    The three major elements for plant growth are food, water, and sunlight. Of these water is the most dominant – with the exception perhaps of the fungi of mushrooms, which grow in dark caves and possibly your closet. Notice, of these three major elements, soil is not mentioned!

  • Artist thrives with multimedia paintings

    Island local Linda Cook Flynn is the feature artist this month at the Cedar Key Arts Center Members’ Gallery.

    “This is joy,” said the multimedia artist regarding the opportunity to show at the Center.

    Flynn, a native Floridian, found her calling with acrylic paints just two years ago, after studying watercolor for two years. She often uses mediums, a glue-like substance, to add texture and shape to her creations. Other texturizers she is fond of include burlap and linen cloth.