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LOST YOUR KEY?
August 15, 2017

The key pictured below was found on the beach on the west side of the island.

If you recognize it as yours, telephone 352 543 6170.

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CF TO OFFER FIVE-DAY OSHA,
WAREHOUSE, FORKLIFT COURSE
July 17, 2017
 

OCALA, FL  The College of Central Florida will offer a five-day Warehouse, Forklift and Occupational Safety and Health Administration training course beginning Sept. 15 at its Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

Students will learn about basic warehouse processes such as shipping and receiving, inventory control systems, basic forklift operations, and will receive OSHA 10-hour certification.

OSHA training with instructor Tony Vazquez will be held Sept.15 and 22, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


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CF LEVY CENTER MOVING TO
NEW CF LEVY CAMPUS JULY 19
July 16, 2017

 

CHIEFLAND, Florida.  The College of Central Florida is on the move in Levy County.

With the new CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus opening for fall 2017 classes, faculty and staff will close the CF Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18.

The college will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, July 24 at the new campus, 15390 N.W. Highway 19.

“Moving day is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Dr. Rayanne Giddis, CF Levy Campus provost.

The college is offering 100 scholarships valued at $500 each to students who want to be among the first to attend the new campus. To be eligible, students must take six or more credits at the new campus when classes beginning Aug. 21. The scholarships are available to new and returning students, as well as students enrolled at another college or university.


 

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CEDAR KEY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR 2017
UPDATED  7/10/17

Editor's Note:  The following calendar is an attempt to keep all aware of Cedar Key events   The links will take you to the CKN articles/announcements which contain additional specifics.  Cedar Key News staff welcomes your comments; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JULY
7/10 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Office, 5 pm
7/10 – 7/21 Cedar Key Summer Art Program for Youth and Teens, Cedar Key Arts Center, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/arts-ents/3050-ckac-summer-art-program-2017
7/18  City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm


LEVY SUPVSR ELECTIOMS ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR SWORN IN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA STATE

ASSOCIATION OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS

JUL 7 SPVSR SWEARINGTammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, was sworn in as Vice President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections by Secretary of State, Ken Detzner.  The swearing-in ceremony took place during the association's conference last Wednesday in ChampionsGate, Florida.

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections is made up of supervisors of elections from all   sixty-seven counties in the State of Florida.

Jones was elected by her fellow peers to represent the association as their Vice President for one year.  As part of her duties, Jones will assist the President and President-Elect with duties relating to the Association.

Jones has made it her goal to be an active participant with the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.  "I consider it a great honor and privilege to serve as the Association's Vice President, and to also represent Levy County." said Jones.

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FOURTH ANNUAL
YOUTH JOB FAIR
SET FOR JUNE 7
May 30, 2017

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is set to host its fourth annual Youth Job Fair on Wednesday, June 7 at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Conference Center in Ocala.

The free event is exclusively for 16-to-24-year olds who are seeking full- or part-time employment for permanent, summer or temporary positions. Held in partnership with Eckerd Workforce Development, it takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Webber Center is located on the north side of campus and is easily accessed via Southwest 20th Street.


CEDAR KEY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR 2017
UPDATED  6/1/17

Editor's Note:  The following calendar is an attempt to keep all aware of Cedar Key events   The links will take you to the CKN articles/announcements which contain additional specifics.  Cedar Key News staff welcomes your comments; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE

6/5  Friends of County Road 347 Cleanup, 9 am, meet at CR 347 Adopt-a-Highway Sign, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3066-friends-of-cr-347-5-june-2017

6/6 Cedar Key Historical Preservation Board Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

6/6  City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm

6/6 – 7/27 Nature Coast Summer Fishing for Youth Program, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3095-nature-coast-fishing-for-youth-program


LARGE
MOVING SALE
 
MAY 26 & 27
9:00 – 4:00
 
1081 9TH STREET
(BY WATER TOWER)
 
Furniture, Household Items, Tools,
Antiques, Artwork, and Lots More Stuff
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HAVEN HOSPICE RECOGNIZES CHIEFLAND VOLUNTEERS

Edith and Jerry Walters Recognized as
Chiefland Volunteers of the Year
May 20, 2017

Chiefland, Florida  (May 10, 2017) –  Edith and Jerry Walters were the recipients of the Haven Hospice Dr. Fitzpatrick Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for the Chiefland service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event. 

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Edith and Jerry have been volunteering with Haven for eight years. “We like helping people and decided that Haven would be a great opportunity to do that,” said Edith. “There are a lot of wonderful people that work for Haven.”

The couple spend most of their time volunteering with Haven at the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store in Chiefland.  “It is really rewarding to see the smile on someone’s face after they get a fantastic deal on something from the Attic,” said Edith.  

The couple have donated their time to Haven in other areas as well. “This dynamic duo have shown their versatility by meeting Haven’s volunteer needs in many areas including sitting vigil, patient respite, community events and helping out with Haven’s annual Veteran Luncheon,” said Haven Hospice Chiefland Volunteer Coordinator Vondla Sullivan. “Over eight years, Edith and Jerry have a combined total of almost 4,000 hours volunteering with Haven.”


LEVY COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
May 18, 2017
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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ANNOUNCE THEIR
PICNIC IN THE PARK
May 17, 2017

MAY 17 UMCW Picnic in the Park

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LEVY COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
May 15, 2017

The theme for this year's Levy County Public Library Summer Reading Program is Build a Better World.  This summer children of all ages are invited to these fun educational programs.  We will be learning how to save the world with superheros, to use our manners and volunteer by princesses, support our community helpers, the importance of voting, and much, much more!

Each one of our programs will include special guest presenters, a fun craft, a take home goody bag, and a lunch. Please note that the characters listed are subject to change.


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NEW HAIRDRESSER
IN TOWN
May 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
On Friday, May 5, 2017, Haley Simpson opened a new shop on Second Street. Having heard that a location was available, Simpson grasped the opportunity she says she has wished for, operating her own hair stylist shop in Cedar Key.
 
In a brief interview, Simpson shared that she was eager to make customers look and feel their very best.  She believes that, with her skills, she can facilitate that.
 
Simpson was born and raised in the Cedar Key area.  Upon graduation from Cedar Key School in 2013, she moved to Valdosta, Georgia, to complete her schooling to become a beautician.
 
 
WHO?
 Haley Simpson
2013 Cedar Key School graduate and Valdosta, Georgia’s
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College graduate.
Experience in Chiefland, Florida.
 
WHERE?
525 Second Street, Cedar Key, Florida
 
HOURS?
Hours are 9 am to 6 pm daily except Sunday.
 
ALL WELCOME
Men, women, children, all are welcome.
 
SERVICES?
Hair cut, hair styling, hair coloring, waxing, pedicure.
Special events: proms, weddings, etc.
 
APPOINTMENTS?
Appointments preferred; call 352 221 2719.
Walk-ins welcomed.
 
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A DAY AND NIGHT IN
ALASKA’S KING CRAB FISHERY
May 17, 2017
 

A cold day in Cedar Key suddenly seemed warmer as Hannah Healey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Education Specialist, showed pictures of fishing boats covered in ice.  Her talk for the Cedar Key Historical Society Coffee Series highlighted her time aboard a boat in Alaska’s King Crab Fishery.

About 50 people gathered in the Cedar Key Community Center on Thursday March 16 2017 to hear Hannah’s tales.  Working these boats inspired the Discovery television show titled ‘The Deadliest Catch.”  The title doesn’t refer to the catch itself, but to the fact that about 58 people die per year in the industry, including observer/monitors like Hannah.

The amount of effort involved is staggering: the primary site is the Dutch Harbor fishing grounds located 790 air miles from Anchorage and 2.5 days by boat!  Once at the fishing grounds, boats can stay out on the water for up to 2 weeks or until they catch their limit.  The boats then put in at any one of a number of islands to offload catch.  The fishing season can last for three to four months.

And these seas are not for the faint of heart.  Out on the fishing grounds the smallest waves are eight to 12 feet.  In the heart of the fishing area they can be up to 50 feet.  Hannah, who grew up on Gulf Coast waters, took a little while to adjust and admitted to ‘losing her cookies’ a few times.

“They have a saying on the boats that there are three stages to seasickness,” noted Hannah.  “Afraid you’ll die, afraid you won’t die, and knowing you won’t die”

The waters there were also much cooler than Gulf waters, typically ranging from 30-40F.  “Ice coats the boat like Saran Wrap,” recalled Hannah.  The ice must be kept broken off the boat or buoyancy can be affected.  This year, such an ice covering sank a boat.


SMOKING?  FACTS FOLLOW

May 13, 2017 

FINANCIAL COSTS OF SMOKING

  • In just one year, a pack-a-day smoker in Florida can spend more than $2,000 on cigarettes.[1] That can add up to more than $10,000 in just five years.
  •    Smoking costs the United States more than $300 billion dollars each year, including:[2],[3   Nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults.[4]
  • More than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke. [5]

HEALTH COSTS OF SMOKING

  • Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body  and almost1 5 different types of cancer. [6],[7] About 30 percent of cancer deaths in Florida are caused by cigarette smoking.[8]
  • On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.[9] For every person who, dies, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.[10]
  • Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States and remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Florida and the United States.[11]


WEBSITE LISTS LOCAL RESOURCES FOR
CANCER PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
May 12, 2017

GAINESVILLE  Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs?  Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org.  The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of  North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), WellFlorida Council and the Ffloria Department of Health Cancer Control Program.

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and tobacco cessation activities throughout the region.  The online guide includes a wide range of cancer-related resources: summer camps for children with cancer; sources for breast prosthesis and wigs; and medical assistance for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured, including low cost/no cost mammograms.


HCE MEETING MAY 18
May 12, 2017

The Levy County Home and Community Educators (HCE) group meets on Thursday, May 18, in the UF/IFAS Extension office conference room, at 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson at 10 am.

This will be the group’s last meeting before summer break.  The HCE will re-start in the fall.  

If you would like more information about the group, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the office staff will pass on your information to the group.

Thank you.
Sharon Hardison, UF/IFAS Extension
 
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CCE MEET FOR
EMPTY CHAIR TOWN HALL MEETING
MAY 12, 2017

Discussion will open with a report on the Empty Chair Town Hall meetings held in Williston and Dunnellon when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm at Williston Community Center. 

Also on the agenda are: July town hall meetings with Representative Dunn; a roundup of the state legislative session; summertime activities in Williston and surrounding areas; and a report on the voting rights restoration ballot initiative. The meeting will wrap up with information on activities sponsored by national groups that affect us locally.

The Community Center is located at 50 N.W. Main St., on the north side of the Walgreen's parking lot.

As always, the public is invited. For more information, phone 
352-465-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CUB SCOUTS RECRUIT
IN CEDAR KEY
May 8, 2017
 
The Cub Scouts of America is a program in which parents/grandparents/guardians are involved in the success of their boys. They will be partnering with their sons to help them advance through the requirements.   The motto on their website says a very great deal:
“SOME BOYS AVOID OBSTACLES.
SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM.”
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life:
•         A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills. 
•         Character building and development centered around good morals and values.
•         The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society.
•         Exciting outdoor experiences boys love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more
CEDAR KEY RECRUITING NOW
WHAT
The Cub Scouts of America, Pack 114, is recruiting now
in the Cedar Key area.
 
WHERE
The Pack meets on Wednesday's at the Methodist Church at 6:30
 unless a "Go-See-It" trip IS planned, like the Cedar Key Fire Station visit
 
WHO? 
The group includes young boys in kindergarten through the fifth grade.   
 
HOW MAY I FIND OUT MORE?  WHOM DO I CALL?
Pack leader James Custer at 352-442-1661 will answer all your questions.
 
WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP?
If you wish to volunteer to help with meetings and events, you are needed.  Please, register with the Boys Scouts of America and join us.
 
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