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Today's News

  • True Faith: Have you decided?

    "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision." (Joel 2:14 NIV)

    In the summer of 2001, our move to Cedar Key was much like what most preacher families go through around the country. All our belongings, which consists of way too many books, periodicals, old sermon outlines along with our household goods and personal belongings were loaded on a rental truck. Some last minute items were packed in the car that was on a trailer pulled behind the truck.

  • Fishing Lines: Trout are back! - sort of

    Trout season opened March 1 with cold water on the flats and mixed results.

    Many flats fishermen thought that the 29-day closed season might leave the trout hungry and ready to jump on fishermen's offerings, but several cold nights and cool days recently have kept many of the trout deep in their winter pattern.

    Sure, a few fishermen were able find trout on the flats, but very few returned to port with success stories.

    It seems that for the most part, north of Horseshoe and south of Ozello had the best trout results this weekend.

  • Reflections: On motor oil

    Engine oil, also called, motor oil, is used to produce a lubricating film on the moving parts of an engine. But what is the best oil to use for your particular engine?

    You might say Castrol, Valvoline, or maybe even Quaker State is the best oil for your `old Nelly. And true, it is wise to select a name brand oil. But what's really important here is whether the specifications of that oil are right for your car or not.

  • Diamond Sharks lose to Shores, HCA

    Cedar Key baseball is getting off to a mixed start this year, winning their road opener against Meadowbrook but dropping the next two home games, 9-1 to Shores Christian on Thursday and 15-4 to Hernando Christian on Friday.

    Head coach Joe Bishop started Evan Lyons against Shores, and Lyons had a very good outing, giving up one earned run, striking out 14 and walking only one in a complete game.

  • Softball can't recover against HCA

    Sharks middle school softball got off to a rocky start against Hernando Christian Academy and never recovered, falling 12-1 in five innings against the Lady Lions.

    Pitcher Miranda Haire struck out HCA's first batter, but a cascade of errors allowed the next six batters to get on and score, putting the Sharks in a deep hole at the beginning of the game.

    Cedar Key struggled on offense, too, going down in order until the fourth inning, when Jade Watson singled, and then stole her way all the way home. Hers was the Sharks' lone score on the night.

  • Shark News

    Boat donated to CKS Marine Science class

    Shark News Staff Report

    Mr. and Mrs. Buzz Healy donated a 20-foot aluminum pontoon boat, which seats 10 passengers, along with its trailer and a 50 Hp outboard motor. The Marine Science class has modified the boat this year by removing some of the seats as well as some of the cleats to provide more work space. The solid aluminum sides have also been replaced with posts and nylon net. Indoor-outdoor carpet has been laid down on the deck, and a frame has been built and secured there as well to support holding tanks for specimens.

  • Humane Society gets a boost for spay and neuter facility

    BRONSON - One couldn't blame the folks at the Humane Society of Levy County for being a little nervous late last week.

    With the prediction of rain on Saturday, the success of the inaugural Bark-N-Purr Festival hung in the balance.

    Wet stuff could put a serious dent in the big fund-raiser held at the Bronson Youth League Park.

  • Cagle rocks Bark-N-Purr

    The cats and dogs of Levy County got a big boost Saturday as country chart-topper Chris Cagle headlined the Bark-N-Purr Benefit in Bronson. The event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Levy County's planned spay, neuter and adoption facility, attracted more than 2,700 festivalgoers, according to organizers' first estimates.

    Cagle rocked the soccer field at Bronson Youth League as his stamping, chanting fans sang along to such hits as "What Kinda Gone" and "My Love Goes On and On and On" as well as a sleeper from the new album, "Change Me."

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Alternatives to 'Office'

    Last week I started on some alternatives to the expensive software that "everyone" seems to want. I have often wondered why people insist on shelling out big bucks (sometimes upwards of $500!) for software that is so far beyond their needs that they will never use it to its full capability.

  • Reflections: The metal-detecting hobby

    My little Cessna is my magic carpet to many places that would otherwise be unavailable by car. An example of that would be the Bahamas Islands. There are no roads to the islands.

    I have spent quite a few hours in the Bahamas, mostly metal detecting the beaches and the close-in waters were people swim. And, too, the beaches behind the bars were especially productive. When folks get loose, they easily lose their jewelry. The Bahamas Islands were very good to me and most always paid for my trips.