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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cedar Key remembers the fallen

    Cedar Key remembered the soldiers lost in its defense in a stirring Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at the cemetery.

    Hosts Ivan Chubb, of the Tri-County Marine Corps League Post 1018, and Cedar Key's Patty Steve, mother of the late U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, killed in Iraq in 2003, addressed the 50-some attendees, asking them to always remember the cost of America's freedom.

    Afterward, Steve said misunderstanding the cost of freedom has grown worse over generations.

  • Fishing Lines: Fish by the rules, so we can all have some

    There are some new rules that you should know about. Starting June 1, all anglers who are fishing for any Gulf reef fish are required to use circle hooks, dehooking devices and venting tools. These rules cover all reef fish including grouper, snapper, triggerfish, porgies, sea bass, hogfish and tilefish. The rules cover both state and federal waters.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Decoration Day

    Think back over the years as to how Memorial Day has changed. When I was a kid, there was a national holiday at the end of May. We called it Decoration Day. It didn't matter what day of the week it came, it was still a national holiday. Schools were closed, people were off work, farmers left their fields. We all joined in the celebration.

  • Reflections: Dialectic

    There are days when I have great thoughts and I think to myself, "Hey, those things would make a great article!" Only trouble is, when I sit down to write an article I can't remember them.

    My writing coach, many years ago, told me, "Tom, you should carry a small recorder in your pocket and whenever you have a great thought, put it on tape."

    Today there are recorders that don't even have tapes. They work on memory chips instead. Well, I don't have either one and old age is setting in. I would probably buy a voice recorder when shopping if I could remember.