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The Suwannee Valley Players announces that the youth production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance Jr. will be opening this weekend at the Chief Theater, home of the Suwannee Valley Players!. This hilarious farce is filled with sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Join us for this wacky and irreverent show for all ages. Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Seymour. This play is presented by special arrangements with Music Theatre International.
Pictured, in a photo taken by Elizabeth Phillips, are: Mabel (Sami Johnson-Streit), Frederick (William Basham), Pirate King (Dakota Woodruff), Ruth (Kylee Swiley), Major-General (Rhett Hoke), Sam (Emily Sellers) Sergeant (Jahvel Blair), Edith (Laci Davis), Kate (Eowyn Verhaeren), Isabel (Johnyah Waldrop) Youngest Daughter (Olivia Mann) The Keystone Cops (Paula Keels, Dani Sellers, Katie Hodge) The Pirates (Noah Spillane, Luke Spillane, Andrew Spillane).
The director of “Pirates” is Laura Blanton, Assistant Director Rebecca Locklear, Technical Director Georgia Hodge, Student Assistant Director Johnathon Waldrop, and the Backstage Manager is Brandon Spillane.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, including grouper, hogfish, white grunt, triggerfish and snapper, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline. Water quality is poor in the region with several reports of black water.
On July 23, 2014, FWC Law Enforcement took scientists to collect fish, water samples and water quality data from six locations offshore of Hernando County. Sample analysis confirmed a bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis. Blooms of Karenia brevis in the Gulf of Mexico are naturally occurring and have been documented since the 1700s.
Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Lab at the University of South Florida revealed an extensive surface bloom approximately 80 miles long and up to 50 miles wide in waters 40 to 90 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties. Short-term forecasts of bloom movement by the Center for Prediction of Red Tides do not predict considerable movement of the bloom patch in upcoming days.
To report fish kills to the FWC, contact the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511 or submit a report online at Research.MyFWC.com/FishKill. For updated red tide status reports, to track blooms or to learn more about red tide, visit MyFWC.com/RedTide.
In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive.
July 26, 2014
LEVY COUNTY PROGRAM STARTS SEPTEMBER 8
Ten scholarships worth $900 each will be awarded; the funds may be used toward the tuition, books, and class fee costs associated with the CNA program.
The City of Cedar Key is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Office and Billing Clerk. All applicants should have exceptional accounting, organizational, and personnel skills. The Office and Billing Clerk will be hired by and reports to the City Clerk. Salary Range $20,800-$24,960 based on experience.
A complete job description along with an application form can be found on the City's website, www.cityofcedarkey.org. Information is also available at City Hall, 490 Second Street Cedar Key, Florida 32625. Please submit your resume and application to: City Clerk, City of Cedar Key, PO Box 339, Cedar Key, Florida 32625, or in person at City Hall. Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Stephen A. McClintick, age 70, died peacefully at his home in Cedar Key, Florida, on July 16, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born on May 5, 1944, in Anderson, Indiana, to Theodore and Mary (Deakyne) McClintick, and he graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1962. He worked at Delco Remy until retiring in 1987, after 25 years.
Steve was an avid golfer and a member of the Chiefland Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his sons, Stevie (companion Jahn), and Ted (wife Natalie), daughter Melissa, step-daughter Melanie (husband Bart) Smith, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6-8 pm on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland, Florida. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery in Lapel, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the McClintick family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
Pensive, reflective moments were part of the highly expectant curriculum and Advisor Janeice Smith when the Cedar Key School Safety Patrol traveled to Washington, D.C. this summer.
The group’s busy days ended with a “hall meeting” each evening when students recorded what impressed them the most that day. The first day’s reflections are rich and spirited.
The second day’s visits included Arlington Cemetery, the Kennedy gravesites, the Eternal Flame, the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Pentagon Mall, and the “Twilight Tattoo”, a tribute to our military performed by the U.S. Army at Ft. Meyer. The second day’s reflection was provocative.
The third day’s travels included Mt. Vernon, George and Martha Washington’s home and the Smithsonian.
This “trip of a lifetime,” becomes richer with afterthought.