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Today's News

  • Girls come close in hard-fought loss to Lady Bucs

    "They almost beat us. I told my girls, they ought to have beaten us."

    So said Branford head coach Wade Cashwell, after a fast-improving Cedar Key girls' team held his Lady Bucs to 23 points in a defense-heavy, 23-13 Branford win.

    Branford's Kristin Lynch still dominated, scoring almost half of her team's points with her game-high 10. But Cedar Key's Kacey Miller was almost Lynch's match, with 8 points on the night.

  • Boys jump to .500 with gritty win over Branford

    Cedar Key boys improved to 2-2 when they gutted out a white-knuckle 43-41 win over visiting Branford.

    David Bishop and Joseph Bishop led Cedar Key scorers with 12 points each, and John Perry had 12 points for Branford.

    The Sharks jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but let the Buccaneers chisel their way back in on the back of heavy defense and attentive shooting.

  • School needs help in fitness effort

    Cedar Key School might be the best private public school in Florida, to quote Levy Schools Superintendent Cliff Norris, but even the best schools need help sometimes.

    Due to an unfunded mandate from the state of Florida that went into effect this school year, all schools serving grades K-5 are required to provide 150 minutes of physical education per week.

    Cedar Key already provides students with 90 minutes a week, but lone PE teacher Aaron Haldeman is responsible for all of those minutes, plus high school PE classes, and he can't do any more.

  • Shark News

    Scholastic Book Fair coming to CKS

    By Jessi Robinson

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Cedar Key School library starting this Friday, Dec. 7 and ending next Friday, Dec. 14. It'll be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.

    On Thursday, Dec. 13, the book fair will be open after the elementary Christmas program, so parents will be able to get the chance to scope out all of the books and other merchandise too.

  • CRA agrees on lender for bond

    Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Association member Gene Hodges had one last try at getting his fellow members to see reason, as he saw it, before the CRA adopted a resolution to accept a bid from SunTrust Bank to be the lender on the CRA's long-awaited, long-debated $9.2 million redevelopment revenue bond issue.

  • From the Kitchen: When it's time to let the younger generation take the reins

    I prepared and served my first complete holiday meal for Thanksgiving, 1961 when I was a mere 19 years old. I had the help of a couple of my younger sisters but, for the most part, I could take credit, or blame, for most of it.

    Fortunately, it turned out to be a delicious dinner. The only thing missing were our parents who had both passed away earlier that year. I was among those fortunate enough to have been taught the basics of cooking, baking and setting a pretty table, as my mother called it.

  • Reflections: New words, new feelings to ponder

    Never before have so many new words been introduced to the American public. Since September 11, we have been bombarded with words that we seemingly have never heard before.

    Of course, most of the new words came to us come from the Far East, words like "Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Taliban." But, some have come from right here in our own country - words like "anthrax," "Cipro," and "Doxycycline."

  • True Faith: Jesus was neither a Democrat nor a Republican

    My own father was never involved with politics, so whatever impressions I had as a boy were made by my grandfathers.

    Before my parents met each other, granddaddy Binkley met granddaddy Frazier when he called up a tobacco company in Winston-Salem to order a box of Days Work. This was before my parents had met each other, and didn't learn this little secret until years later.

    Granddaddy Binkley was a car salesman most of his adult life, and always had a small farm near Mocksville. He described himself in later years as a Roosevelt Democrat.

  • Fishing Lines: Whatever the weather, fish say, 'Bring it!'

    With the temperatures teasing 80 in the last week or so, carolers might be singing "It's beginning to look a lot like 'springtime.'" The weather has however set the stage for above average inshore fishing and some awesome offshore fishing.

    Inshore, most of the pinfish have left the flats and can be found just a few miles offshore, but the trout are still holding onto some of the areas of grass flats in our area.

  • Santa visits Cedar Key, brings presents to all good boys and girls

    Santa Claus visited Cedar Key Monday night, stopping at the Cedar Key Community Center for the city's Christmas party.

    The Cedar Key Police fingerprinted children for the Child Safety database, and four of the 78 children who were fingerprinted won bicycles that had been donated to the police department.

    Parents and children enjoyed dinners of hot dogs and hamburgers, and every child who came to the party received a gift from Santa's Workshop.