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Today's News

  • Shark News

    Cedar Key Journalism welcomes new writers

    By Zoe Stuber

    The journalism class at Cedar Key School acquired two new students this week. The students are Josh Berger, seventh grade, and Justin Esposito, seventh grade.

    The boys will officially begin during the new term after holiday break, but have been working during the last few weeks of the first semester. Since the students are in middle school, Josh and Justin were required to have two teacher recommendations in order to join the high school class.

  • Schools to face more funding cuts

    This past summer, the Florida Department of Education warned school districts across the state that a general revenue shortfall could lead to a 4 percent cut in funding.

    Deterioration of the housing market was fingered as the main culprit.

    Lo and behold, they were right, as each district had their take shaved by 4 percent.

    In Levy County, that added up to slightly more than $634,000.

    Now just three months later, more storm clouds are on the horizon.

  • True Faith: Freedom from religion?

    "The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted." (Psalm 47:9 NIV)

  • From the Kitchen: Only 5 days 'til Christmas!

    If anything like mine, kitchens everywhere have had a steady stream of baking and cooking going on during this entire month. This year I am finished early with all the baking of treats that Jim likes to have around and that we give as gifts. My big table is cleared and everything put away for another year and now I am going to enjoy the remaining days leading up to fixing Christmas dinner.

  • Reflections: Only doctors can bury their mistakes

    My wife and I were talking about our doctors and how they have changed over the years. For one, they no longer make house calls. You're lucky if you can even get an appointment in a doctor's office nowadays.

    Doctors are so busy they only take clients by referral. If they're full up,you can't even get an appointment with a referral. My wife's doctor has so many clients he doesn't even know her. He has to look her last visit up on his computer to know what happened the last time she was there.

  • Fishing Lines: Best winter fun is offshore

    Happy Holidays, everyone.

    The recent cold front brought in some much-needed rain, but blew into town like a named storm.

    This front will likely be the final straw for flats fishing out front, which is good news for those with go-devils, jet foot propulsion and, of course, airboats.

    The deeper creeks in the backcountry can really hold a good mix of fish in the winter. Often times, from one anchor you can catch reds, trout, sheepshead, flounder and black drum, often in impressive numbers.

  • Shark News for Dec. 13, 2007

    Mark your calenders!

    By Claire Brown

    Monday, Dec. 17 - Spelling bees will be held in the fourth and fifth grade classrooms at 8:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 18 - The fourth and fifth grade spelling bee will be held in the auditorium; the AR Prize Store will be open; Varsity basketball hosts Meadowbrook - girls play at 5 p.m., boys play at 6:30.

    Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Early release, high school and middle school exams. The Cedar Key Eagles Club will be here from 8 a.m.- noon for elementary students' Christmas shopping.

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    Corporal Eddie Merritt and Officer David Perry extend their personal gratitude to the volunteer firemen, their wives and other individuals who assisted them in the fingerprinting of our children during the annual Santa Claus gathering at the city Community Center on Dec. 3. Approximately 78 children had their fingerprints, photographs and information completed during the extravaganza, with approximately 25 more cards completed, but time did not permit all of them to be fingerprinted that evening.

  • From the Kitchen: Appetizers share the holiday buffet table or pair with your favorite bottle of wine

    This is the time of year when we are attending functions celebrating the holiday season. This usually means sampling many different kinds of foods set out on a buffet table including appetizers. These are best described as a variety of tasty finger foods.

    For more intimate settings, such as your own living room in front of a warm glowing fire, something as simple as a plate of sliced cheese (or container of cheese spread) and a few tasty crackers and a glass of your favorite wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and a good book will make for a cozy and entertaining evening.

  • Reflections: Christmas and the art of giving

    It's the same thing every year. My wife and I heatedly discuss what we will buy everyone for Christmas, and in the end we buy what she wants. At Christmas, it seems, I am just a laborer elf. Well, this year it will be much different because most everyone will be getting gift certificates. That will take a whole lot less effort and time.