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Today's News

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Dodged the bullet

    Well, it appears that this time we’ve dodged the bullet. Tropical Storm Fay at the time of this writing has turned to the northeast. We’ll get some rain and some breezes, but it doesn’t look as if we’ll get much more. We had some storms last week and the week before and a lot more wind than it’s thought we’ll have this week. Some people somewhere will be getting the brunt of the winds, rains and along the coast, significant storm surges. That is unfortunate. I pray that not many, if any, are hurt by the storm.

  • Reflections: A bunch of things to worry about

    As promised, here is an update on our attempts to adopt another hairy child: My wife is having second thoughts, even after we passed the home visit by the adoption agency. Max, our male sheltie, keeps telling us he is the only dog we will ever need. "But the other dog we have, Molly," he said, "really needs to go. Put her up for adoption. She'd make a good rescue sheltie."

  • Box scores for LARC vs Candidates and Politicians vs Candidates

    Box scores:

    Game 1: LARC vs Candidates

    Offense

    LARC

    Betty Walker, P. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Barbara Gamble, SF. AB 2 R 1 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Rosa Bowers, RF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Tina Haley, 3B. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Shawn Mullins, 1B. AB 1 R 1 H 1 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Nick Brown, SS. AB 2 R 0 H 1 RBI 2 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Debbie Dexter, CF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Lila Curry, C. AB 1 R 0 H 1 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Frances Norman. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 1 LOB 0

  • Summer Shark: Olympic History

    Every other year, the world's eyes turn to a single chosen city, wherein lie the most talented athletes from around the world who have come to compete with the best of the best. The Olympic Games are a part of a centuries old tradition. The games are most definitely inspiring, and are also a source of national unity. But where did the Olympics come from?

    According to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Olympic Games were first launched in the form of a religious festival in honor of the father of the Greek gods and godesses, Zeus.

  • LARC Softball Challenge hits one out

    "We can hit," said Betty Walker, executive director of Levy Assocation for Retarded Citizens. "We just can't run."

    Before Saturday's classic showdown featuring LARC staff and clients against the polical candidates of Levy County, Walker was explaining her strategy for a LARC victory.

    "We got to hit the ball out."

    LARC won the two-inning tilt by a bare 4-3 margin, but aggressive baserunning, pitching and defense were as much a factor as power at the plate.

  • True Faith: The world's greatest treasure

    "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:12-13 NIV)

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Under our noses

    As a change of pace, I thought we might try the shorts that follow for this week's conversation.

    As you passed through the intersection at the school, you may have noticed the grit on the sidewalks and the roadways. Look up and you'll see what has been happening. A crew has been at work blasting and repainting the water tower. Frequent painting of metallic structures is a necessary part of corrosion control. The color is the same. The only thing you notice is the absence of the rusty spots on the structure and the tank above. Good job, guys.

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  • Reflections: Adopting a furry child

    My wife and I are excited about the potential of an adoption. This Friday a woman from the agency is coming to our house for an interview and inspection of our home. We are frantically trying to get everything in order.

  • Fishing Lines: Strange, welcome visitors arrive

    Strange things happen in the summer once the water warms up. Some fish just don't know where they should be, but you know, there aren't any fences out there so fish can do what they want.

    Several years ago Captain Bill Roberts was fishing cutbait for redfish and hooked a very strong fish. The fight was unusual and he wondered what it was. Once in the landing net he saw that he had caught a bonefish. Now that fish was really out of its territory.

  • Summer Shark: There and back again

    In my previous article, I wrote about my family's journey to Pennsylvania, and all the places inbetween. Now you will find out about the journey home.