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Today's News

  • True Faith: Are all statues idols? Are all idols statues?

    "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." (1 John 5:21 NIV)

    The leaders of Ukraine recently made another bold move to rid their beautiful capital city - Kiev, of all the many statues of Lenin and Stalin. Many citizens of the former Soviet Union spent their entire lives under the stare of these huge figures made of stone and/or iron. Most cities in the old USSR had one large Lenin statue situated in Lenin Square that was usually located in the heart of the city.

  • Reflections: Fly another day

    Airplanes are not go anytime, go anywhere vehicles.

    My airplane is a good example. If the weather is bad you cannot fly. Flying a small Cessna in severe weather can be extremely hazardous to your health.

    I remember one time when flying in bad weather, I got stuck in Clewiston, Florida for a couple of days. I was lucky. I landed at the airport before the weather got so bad I would have been forced down in the Glades. The Everglades is no place to be forced down, anytime, let alone in bad weather.

  • Good week for Shark basketball

    JV girls split two

    By Jessi Robinson and Caely Hibbits

    The Middle School Girl's Basketball teams scored a decisive 21-13 win against Creekside Christian, this past Tuesday, Jan. 14. The leading scorers were Savannah Beckham, with three two-pointers and one foul shot, and Molly Gordon with three two-pointers. Other scorers were Camryn Lumley, Bianca Spraggs, and Meikala Hunter.

  • Shark News

    Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    By Lindsay Edmunds

    Elementary School

    A Honor Roll

    First Grade

    Holly Bishop

    Hannah Brinkman

    Jolie Watson

    Second Grade

    Taylor Simpson

    Cason Smith

    Dawlton Tilley

    Third Grade

    Ariel Alexander

    Nathanael Brinkman

    Emily Smith

    Sarah Stephenson

    Patrick Telgen

    Fourth Grade

    Noah Webster

    Fifth Grade

    Heather Deaton

    Kira Telgen

    A and B Honor Roll

    First Grade

    Kayla Beckham

    Trace Epperson

    Nick Kaim

    Pete Stefani

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    Hello everyone and welcome to the New Year. Your police department personnel certainly wishes everyone a very happy and healthy New Year, looking forward to serving each and every one of you in a professional and courteous manner. While meeting your needs and gaining your respect, we realize your contact with us is not always the most pleasant, but we will try to reduce any anxiety that these contacts may develop by being pleasant and understanding in these trying situations.

  • Beacon publisher reaffirms commitment to serve community

    To our readers and advertisers:

    The recent announcement by Landmark Communications Inc., the parent company of our newspaper, to consider strategic alternatives that might include the sale of this newspaper and others was made last week.

  • Once in a blue moon, a purple pearl

    Once in a blue moon, in between lightning strikes, as reliably as a lottery, you find a purple pearl in a plate of clams.

    Cedar Key clams, to be specific.

    Everyone's probably heard the beginning of the story. On Dec. 28, a Royal Palm Beach couple, George and Leslie Brock, were vacationing in Lake Worth. They went to Dave's Last Resort and Raw Bar and, on a whim, ordered a plate of clams.

  • True Faith: Your church doesn't have music

    "When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." (Matthew 26:30 NIV)

  • From the Kitchen: Post-holiday healthy eating and exercise requires commitment for success

    In selecting a topic for this week I did some soul searching about how and why I, as a senior citizen, find it difficult to stick to any New Year's resolution regarding a diet plan or new healthy eating habits and exercise. Any nutritionist or doctor will tell you that dieting is pretty much a "quick fix," most of the time, and then the pounds return once you reach your goal weight and slowly slip back into your old eating habits. Changing your eating habits and developing a reasonable exercise program are the keys to successful weight loss and keeping it off.

  • Fishing Lines: Take me to the river!

    It's official now...time to head to the river!

    Any time we have two cold fronts within a few days of each other the fish head for the rivers. Water temps in our area even have the clam farmers shivering (the ultimate indicator). Another indicator is when Captain Bill Roberts wears long pants! He is one tough bird, and when he wears long britches it's cold out!

    "What river?" you say.