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Today's News

  • True Faith: Most Extreme Universal Insurance Plan

    "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 NIV)

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Keep in touch

    If you have Internet access at your home, you probably rely on email a great deal. So how do you manage your email when you are away from home? It is easier than you might think!

    There was a time when the traveler had few choices to communicate back to his or her home or office. It was necessary to find a pay telephone or make the call from the motel/hotel room later in the day.

  • Fishing Lines: Sea bass crazy

    My very favorite fish in the frying pan is the black sea bass, and the time to catch them is now. This is the only time of the year that the big males are within reach of my skiff, the spawning season.

    The males have a distinctive "hump" just behind their head and their underside has more white coloration, to attract the attention of the females I imagine. Attracting a mate in their world must work up quite an appetite because they feed with reckless abandon during their seasonal ritual.

  • Reflections: Where to go from here

    The past has brought me across a large spectrum of life. I have gone from being a mechanic to a teacher with a few other occupations in-between including a stint in the military.

    After 24 years of teaching, however, I finally retired to a part time job doing what I love: working at an airport with airplanes.

    Alas, though, with taxes and insurance being what they are, and not making very much money working part time, I have given up the airport job for a full time job again.

  • Cheer, cheer for the All-Stars!

    Three nights a week - on winter nights when you can almost see your breath indoors, as well as on summer nights when every breath condenses in a river of sweat - you'll find the girls - and a few boys - in the steel building on U.S. Highway 27 in Williston, twisting and twirling, flipping and flying.

  • Restoring mother's murals is her labor of love

    It's 1948. Bessie Gibbs and her husband "Gibb," new owners of the historic Island Hotel on Second Street, are stumbling around a large storage closet on the first floor. Bessie would like to turn the dark, dank space into a cozy bar.

    In walks a lively blond in her early forties, 18-year-old daughter in tow. They have driven up from Clearwater in a late-thirties International panel truck, colorfully painted with marine scenes from a previous business. Helen Tooker, an artist, and Bessie, both strong and outspoken, immediately hit it off.

  • Varsity girls eliminated in district squeaker

    It was that close.

    A rough start off the tip, any one of a dozen little things, and they might have had them.

    Cedar Key varsity girls got a dream date in the district tournament - a matchup with three-seed Seven Rivers to try to avenge their recent one-point loss.

    It was not to be. After getting down 19-6 in the first quarter, the Lady Sharks made an amazing comeback but just couldn't get over the hump, succumbing in the end by 34-29, after coming as close as 31-29.

  • Sharks bruise Bulldogs in Senior Night triumph

    Cedar Key varsity boys hosted Bell for their Senior Night, then went over and above the call of duty to make sure the visitors didn't spoil their special night, winning 51-46. The Sharks had lost to the Bulldogs at Bell earlier in the season, and did not want a repeat of that unhappy day.

  • Shark News

    Flutist Program

    By Zo Stuber

    A flutist is performing in Cedar Key School's auditorium today for students in kindergarten through second grade at 9 a.m. The title of the concert is "Musical Imagination." The flutist will also be playing a concert called "Myths, Legends, and Fables" at 10 a.m. for third through fifth grades. At 11 a.m., the flutist will be performing for middle school students in a concert called, "World Turned Upside Down," which features music from the Revolutionary War.

    Two Playgrounds, Two Fundraisers?

    By Lindsay Edmunds

  • True Faith: Inseparability of Politics and Religion

    "When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding." (Proverbs 28:12 NIV)

    Right in the middle of a heated presidential election, it is not surprising that some folks want to revive the worn out debate over "separation of church and state." The phrase itself doesn't seem to accurately depict what was on the minds of the founders of the United States of America. The big issue on the minds of those early Americans was their intention that our government must not establish a state sponsored church.