Today's News

  • When to stop for a school bus

    Once again those big yellow buses are ready to travel the highways and byways of Marion County, taking children to and from school.
    Classes for public school students begin on Monday, Aug. 22. Some private schools, including big ones such as Trinity Catholic High School and Blessed Trinity Elementary School, have already started.
    Therefore, it’s time to review some of the most misunderstood traffic rules on the books in Florida.

  • Pun Alley 8-19-2011

    In 1988 Congress, by a House Joint Resolution, designated this coming Sunday, Aug. 21, to be “National Senior Citizens Day.” President Reagan then issued a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
    Of course, appropriate activities for Pun Alley are some senior stories.

  • VFW events

    Bingo is played at the Post every Monday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is also available.
    Fish Fry 2nd and 4th Friday of every month (baked chicken is also available).
    This is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the price is 2 for $10 or one ticket for $6. Karaoke in the canteen starting at 6 p.m.
    Wings and shrimp boats are served the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. On the 5th Friday there will be a taco buffet from 4 to 6 p.m.
    Wednesday lunches are now available at the Post with a varying menu.

  • Moose Lodge activities

    Friday, Aug. 19: Steak night with karaoke by J & S Entertainment beginning at 5 p.m.,
    Saturday, Aug. 20: TV sports, Show me the money at 2 p.m., Queen of Hearts, Rita's award, ham dinner and karaoke by Kenny Jackson all begins at 5 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 21: Breakfast Buffet 9 a.m. until 12 noon. TV sports
    Monday, Aug. 22: Men's General Mtg at 7 p,m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 23: Wings or shrimp with karaoke by David Baldwin starting at 5 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 25: Fun Night, bowling at 5 p.m., shuffleboard and Wii bowling tournaments at 6 p.m.

  • Cedar Key Chamber to conduct annual Labor Day weekend auction

    By Kellie Parkin

    Special to the Citizen

  • Upcoming events week of 8-19-2011

    Saturday, Aug. 20

    Hard Rock Casino Trip

    St. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Café and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the St. Jude parking lot at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.

    Sunday, Aug. 21

    Moose breakfast is served

  • Suspect: Marijuana is from the earth

    A driver involved in a minor accident near Majestic Oaks the afternoon of Aug. 14 was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, and DUI with property damage, according to jail records. According to the report, Tarae Tarrell Massey, 19, of Southwest 100th Lane, was seen putting drugs in his pants pocket. A search of him and the car produced the marijuana and a jar called a “chopper,” which is used to cut marijuana into small pieces.

  • Women golfers at Candler raise $1,000 for Hospice

    By Mary Pat Giffin
    Special to the Citizen

    Congratulations and kudos to Candler Hills women golfers for raising $1,000 for Hospice of Marion County. Piper Thomas and Connie Norris sold tickets during July on league day for the 50/50 drawing to raise money to support this worthy cause. And, several women, who won were generous enough to give part of their winnings back for Hospice.

  • Back to school

    With the sluggish economy, only 90 newly hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers last week with New Teacher Orientation at Forest High School. Just four years ago, that number topped 400.
    This Monday, another 2,900-plus returning teachers headed back to their classrooms in Marion County’s 49 public schools.
    Meantime, a projected 41,540 students are expected on the first day of school come Monday, Aug. 22. This is 332 fewer students than last year’s peak attendance.

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