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Today's News

  • Cedar Key's healer, Mary Inskeep

    An angel of mercy has quietly been providing a great service to the community of Cedar Key for the past 25 years. She does house calls, meets appointments at her Rosewood office, keeps us fit and limber, offers herbal oils, and wraps us in wellness. She is Mary Inskeep, Licensed Massage Therapist.

  • True Faith: Who is Jesus?

    Preachers always notice the listeners who are paying careful attention. Our eyes tend to go to the people who are busy looking up passages of scripture whenever a reference is given. Another strong indication of a good listener is when someone in the audience is taking notes. This is different from drawing pictures. The preacher can also notice the eyes that appear to be open, but that bland stare can also indicate that the rhythm and tone of the speaker's voice and the holy atmosphere is putting the person to sleep.

  • Fishing Lines: Last, best shot at scallops

    Last chance at scallops! Scallop season ends Sept. 10. Most people don't realize that September scallops are more plentiful, have bigger meat and some feel the cooler water of September makes them sweeter. Last chance, the next opportunity for fresh scallops will be July 1, 2009. Better go get'em.

    Inshore fishing has literally had the chalkboard erased. After Tropical Storm Fay with torrential rain and 40-plus-knot winds, from three directions I might add, the trout are likely to re-emerge just about anywhere.

  • Reflections: Angel arrives, amid Olympics, elections

    One of the most spectacular events I've seen in a while has been the opening and closing of the Olympics in Beijing. The two performances were nothing short of a spectacular Cirque du Soleil.

    Literally, thousands of people dressed up in lights and exotic costumes, and performed on the floor, on platforms, and in the air suspended from cables. The extravaganza transformed into colorful images to the likes few have ever seen.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Ego surgery, elective

    This piece is about ego and about pain, two human afflictions. Ego is often thought of as I, or id.

    It is most often used by people to measure their self-worth. It is more than just internal. It is a show of possessions, of things, of happenings.

    Many of these showings are expected by society, are a measure of success, usually expressed by physical possessions, costs, appearances, apparent well being. Things to be strived for.

  • Fay 'a good exercise' for Cedar Key

    "It was a good exercise."

    City Commissioner Sue Colson was out driving around town early Saturday morning, checking out the debris trail left by Tropical Storm Fay and rejoicing that it wasn't worse.

    "We were blessed," she said. "I just saw Robert (Fire Chief Robert Robinson) down by the firehouse, looking things over, and there goes James McCain (she waves at a passing truck) - all Cedar Key's babysitters are out here, checking up."

  • Community Center (Lions Club) open for storm shelter

    "What we're finding is when low tide was supposed to go out it didn't go out. So we have concerns and information that water will be as much as 4 to 6 feet over high tide."

    High tide is at 6:48 this evening and 6:06 a.m. Saturday, said Lt. Evan Sullivan, .The shelters are at:

    - Cedar Key Community Center, the old Lion's Club, at 809 Sixth Street.

    - Yankeetown Elementary School in the cafeteria, 4500 West Highway 40.

  • Shark News

    Shark sculpture for sharp students

    FCAT recognition was awarded to this year's sophomore class on Monday. CKS Principal Sue Ice presented a shark sculpture to the sophomore class, whose performance on FCAT was the best in the school.

    One hundred percent of the students in the tenth grade class scored at or above grade level on the Sunshine State Standards (SSS) Math portion of the FCAT, and eighty-one percent of the class scored at or above grade level on the SSS Reading portion of the test.

  • See where crime is happening

    Ever wonder what's happening on your street?

    Ever pass a neighbor's house and wonder why the sheriff's cars are in the yard?

    Now you can find out without looking nosy - even though the Levy County Sheriff's Office thinks a little nosiness is a good thing when it comes to deterring crime.

    That's why the Sheriff's Office has partnered with Public Engines, a software development company, to become the second sheriff's office in Florida to post its crime incident information on the Internet.

  • Hospital asks for extension

    The Tri-County Hospital is moving forward with construction, although more slowly than originally planned, said Chiefland Planning Director Bill Hammond.

    Hammond updated the City Planning Board on the hospital's progress at its regular meeting Thursday evening.

    Hammond said the hospital has asked for an 60-day extension on its construction start date, a move that is agreeable to the city commission.

    "They don't want to issue the permit until next year for the money to be in for the budget."