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Today's News

  • Lions adopt a portion of SR 24

    You may have noticed the new Cedar Key Lions Club Adopt-A-Highway signs on Route 24 posted at the #4 bridge going out of town and two miles out coming into Cedar Key.

    The Cedar Key Lions Club members have committed to pick up the litter four times a year along that two-mile stretch highway heading into town, ending at the #4 bridge.

    The community beautification project is the inspiration of Lion Gina Montgomery whose diligent work and coordination with the Florida State Department of Transportation has made the project possible.

  • Three die in crash of small plane

    CEDAR KEY - An impromptu, short, late night sightseeing air tour of the Cedar Keys turned out to be a disastrous affair for three people early Saturday morning, as they perished when the single engine Cessna 206 they were riding in plunged into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Pilot Frank Gonzalez, 48, of Plant City; plane owner John Borchard, 43, of Dover; and tourist Julia Kelly, 49, of Solon, Iowa; died in the accident. There were no survivors.

  • True Faith: Sponges and prophecy about Christ

    "Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink." (Matthew 27:48 NIV)

    You never know when you may be reminded of some great and inspirational truth contained in the Word of God about our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just the other day, while Galina and I were making a house call here in town, we ran into a person who told about their unique occupation of working on a sponge boat.

  • Reflections: The future wave of fuel efficient cars

    I watched with interest the truck drivers in England who protested the high price of diesel fuel in front of Parliament last week. They were complaining about the eight dollars a gallon they were paying to keep their trucks running. And we thought diesel fuel was high in this country.

    European gasoline is nearly as expensive, too, making their gas prices more than double what we are paying.

    Interesting that the Euro-dollar is worth more than the American dollar, which means they are paying nearly three times what we are paying for fuel, and we're complaining?

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Now you're off and running!

    Now that I've covered trip planning through road service providers, Internet trip planning services and software, there is another solution to your trip-planning dilemma.

    Some of the GPS manufacturers, Garmin among them, ship certain models of their units with software that allows the user to plan the trip on the computer and upload to route to the GPS for later use. Some of these GPS receivers can store 50 or more routes with 500 waypoints!

  • Shark News

    Back to the Past

    By Caely Hibbits

    The English III class has been reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, to celebrate the end of the year and the finishing of The Great Gatsby. This party was set in the 1920s, the era when The Great Gatsby was written.

  • Fantastic! Cedar Key School graduates 16

    There were tears during the slide show and tears at the presentation of flowers, but sunny smiles otherwise reigned Saturday morning as Cedar Key seniors walked into the gymnasium as students and skipped and danced out as alumni.

    The class of 2008 sent 16 seniors into the world this week, led by salutatorian Jaclyn Stefani. Eight scholarship recipients took home more than $6,000 in special awards, plus Florida Bright Futures scholarships which pay up to 75 percent to 100 percent of students' in-state tuition.

  • Fishing Lines: Pros could learn a lot from beginners

    We can all learn some very valuable lessons from young anglers. I took two young and energetic anglers fishing last week and they reminded me of some very important parts of fishing.

    Lesson one: Every cast is exciting. This is a great sport and when you are positive, every cast has the potential to be the one that catches the trophy, even the last cast of the day. Just chunk it on out there and keep your eyes glued to the bobber and eventually it will go down. Then reel like there is no tomorrow. It's great fun.

  • True Faith: What are our treasures?

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21 NIV)

  • Reflections: Some people just don't do computers

    A few people I work with are computer illiterate. That's not a good thing because the work we do requires using computers almost exclusively.

    Now days most everything is Microsoft. The world seems to evolve around Microsoft software programs, with the standard being Microsoft Office.