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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Vacation time ahead

    Here it is, vacation time. The kids will be out of school soon (if they aren't already) and everyone is overripe to shed those wintertime blues. So, where will you be going this year? Will it be another trip to that same old place you go every year or will you take off in a new direction? The Internet and your computer can help you find that destination.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Our friend Cindy

    It is that time of the week again when pen hits paper, black hits white, and what appears is a column, an article, for the Cedar Key Beacon. Father's Day is near, and this week I intended to do a piece on that, jogging memories of Dad. Something else happened. My thoughts went another way.

  • Salutatorian already on her way to the world

    Jaclyn Stefani doesn't know where she'll be in 10 years. She's not sure where in the world she'd really like to live. But with a career track of Army nursing and her EMT and CNA certificates already under her belt, she's put herself in a great position to find out - one place at a time, if necessary.

    Stefani is the daughter of Peter and Gina Stefani, and Pete's big sister. She has the highest GPA in her graduating class - 3.666, and she'll be Cedar Key School's 2008 salutatorian.

  • Shark News

    High school and middle school awards

    By Josh Berger and Dylan Webster

    The high school and middle school award ceremony is to be held on June 2 in the auditorium the high school will be at nine am followed by middle school at ten.

    The awards will be given to students in the classes who have the highest grade point averages. These classes include math, language arts, social studies, science, art, writing, and reading. Additional awards that will be given at the ceremony include the citizenship award and the perfect attendance award.

  • 'We serve proudly'

    Jimmy and Patty Lawrence of Cedar Key received this letter from their son, Sgt. Jamie Lawrence, an MP in the U.S. Army serving in Iraq.

    Hey Pop.

    Sounds like you guys are having a real nice weekend. Unfortunately, we did not realize it was even Memorial Day until after we returned from a mission and we went to eat dinner at the chow hall after being out all day.