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M-CORES PUBLIC COMMENT ANALYSIS RELEASED

93 percent of the public says "no" to M-CORES

October 14, 2020

TALLAHASSEE--The No Roads to Ruin Coalition (NRTR) held a virtual Zoom press conference today to release the compiled and categorized public comments submitted throughout the FDOT/M-CORES process; something FDOT has refused to do. Consistent with opposition at task force meetings, the public comment is overwhelmingly, 93 percent, opposed to continuing the M-CORES process.

After 15 months of public meetings and collecting public comment in multiple formats for the three M-CORES task forces, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has never provided, to the task force members or the public, a complete record and accounting of public comment submissions. While FDOT has shared a total count of comments received and a tally of broad areas of concern, it has consistently discounted form letters and denied task force members and the public any information related to the sentiments and positions (anti, unclear, pro, etc.) expressed in those public comments.

Multiple public records requests made by a number of different NRTR Coalition partners since last winter produced 9,886 total comments received from FDOT. Once received, a small army of volunteer "comment counters" from across the state engaged in reading through and categorizing each of the comments in order to identify the number of anti-M-CORES, pro-M-CORES, and unclear positions.

Kim Wheeler, founder of Rural Levy Says No Toll Roads, stated: "Determining the position from each of the comment submissions was actually easy. I wish I could share all the comments with you. They are passionate, reasoned and sometimes angry. The people who are against the roads talk about protecting our water and our wild places, habitats for panthers, black bears and numerous birds. They talk about protecting our farms, ranches and our rural way of life. They are against the toll roads because of the cost, worried more now with the revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people discussed the tourists who come here for our springs, rivers and parks. Many people wrote about the need to repair the roads we have and to consider other means of transportation. There was no legitimate excuse for FDOT to withhold that information from the public or the task force members."

LCHS FLORIDA, WW II

Written by TONI COLLINS, LEVY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FLORIDA IN WORLD WAR II

by Toni Collins

October 6, 2020

On Saturday, October 17th, the Levy County Historical Society will present the first of a three-part series entitled Florida in World War II. Starting at 2:00 PM, the history of the MONTBROOK ARMY AIRFIELD, known today as the Williston Airport, will be presented by F. Don McCormick, local historian and author. The presentation will be held in the hanger of the Williston Airport, 1800 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, FL

On May 19, 1942, 1,080 acres of land southwest of Williston occupied by 26 families was selected as a facility to be used as a training field for all types of military aircraft. Housing was to be provided for 75 officers and 300 enlisted men. Three runways of 5,000aE'ft. in length were planned along with 16aE'hard stands and 11,000aE'ft of 50aE'ft wide taxiways. Hard stands were paved areas for parking heavy vehicles.

When it was learned the Army planned to send heavy bombers to the field in December, one of the runways was extended to 7,000aE'ft. The cantonment consisted of 30 buildings which provided facilities for 112 officers and 320 enlisted men. On February 5, 1943, the BaE'25 equipped 99th Bomb Squadron (BS) arrived from Orlando. Only two of the runways at Montbrook were hard surfaced. The third runway was constructed with Marston Matting.\

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TROUBLE IN CEDAR KEY 2020OCTOBER 15

Written by Gene Benedict, Originally Published 2000 October 11

TROUBLE IN CEDAR KEY

by Gene Benedict

A COLD MORNING RUNABOUT

October 15, 2020

A few days ago, not long back, Anne and I set out one of those cold mornings past on a short runabout through the countryside noting what we saw, heard, smelled, observed. We thought we'd head out past Fowler's Bluff and stop in to visit a bit with Cindy at Bill's Pub and refill our brew cups before continuing the journey.

On the way we noticed the dog fennel, so prolific around here, tanning on the ends as it bends on the slightest breeze spreading its pollen around. So that's why our throats tickle and we sneeze and cough about. Then again the goldenrod all yellow and striking doing much the same. Did you know there are a couple dozen varieties of goldenrod?

We passed several small stands of what Anne calls dotted horse mint, some call it a type of sage, that grows along roadsides in this part of Florida. We went by spots, bunches, of mallow with the delicate pink-purple blooms resembling somewhat the morning glory though standing on single stems rather than vining as do the morning glories.

THREE WAYS TO VOTE

Written by OFFICE OF THE LEVY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

THREE WAYS TO VOTE

DAFFODIL BULBS, TRY ONE OR TWO

October 13, 2020

Daffodil bulbs will soon be located in the Cedar Key Community Garden in the Seed-Give-Away box.

Once the earth has cooled from the summer heat, Noember or December, it is time to plant the bulbs so that they will bloom in the spring.

Please, take a few bulbs.

The following YouTube video, though filmed far away in England, is short and shows you exactly how to plant the bulbs. You may skip the ad. You can plant bulbs in a pot....don't need a garden bed.

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BYRAM BELIEFS

WHAT I BELIEVE

BY BARBARA BYRAM

We live in a democratic republic, which means voters should be an active part of the governing process. Voters should be choosing representatives who will listen to them when it comes time to pass or reject proposed legislation. That is how democracy works.

Too often, especially at the state legislative level, we choose a representative who says all the right things while campaigning but, once elected, disappears from sight until the next election cycle. Our representatives offer voters no information on what's happening in chambers, or what legislation has even been proposed for the legislative session. And those voters who try to keep track of what's going on during a legislative session find little more than a mountain of confusion.

I believe in:

Being responsible to the people in my district;

Maintaining open communication with the people so they know what's going on and I know how they feel;

Making sure my communication is honest and without any hidden personal bias;

Ensuring that voters understand all of the facts surrounding a piece of legislation; and

Ensuring that I understand why voters want me to take a particular stance on a piece of legislation.

CITY PARK REFURBISHMENT

Written by CKN STAFF

CITY HEARING INFORMS PUBLIC OF GRANT TO REFURBISH CITY PARK EQUIPMENT

October 12, 2020

At the September 28, 2020, City of Cedar Key Final Budget Hearing, commissioners unanimously approved Resolution 443 allowing staff to proceed with a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, FRDAP, grant application for a $50,000 grant to make major repairs to the equipment in City Park.

On Friday, October 9, Vice-Mayor Sue Colson held a public meeting / hearing to explain the grant's specifics at City Hall at 9 am. Audience members and Colson wore masks; city staff did not wear a mask. All were physically distanced. The brief meeting adjourned at 9:15 am.

BACKGROUND

Colson provided the necessary background information. The current playground equipment was acquired in 2003, seventeen years ago, at a cost of "$74,000 to $76,000" with an expected 12 to 14-year life span because of its use and salt-air environment.

The equipment is inspected monthly by Cedar Key Public Works personnel to assure safety. Joe Miller of Miller Recreation Equipment and Design, Inc., in Bradenton, Florida, initially sold the equipment to the city. He has recently inspected the structure.

LEVY COUNTY ARREST REPORT 2020 OCTOBER 12

Written by Levy County Sheriff`s Office

ARREST REPORT

October 12, 2020

DISCLAIMER

The information provided below comes from the Levy County Sheriff's Office Jail Media Report.

The photographs and commentaries regarding the allegations against the persons identified herein

are copied from the report verbatim, without any editorial comment or revision by this newspaper.

2020 OCTOBER 12 ARREST REPORT

Click the date above to view Arrest Reports.

DEP ACQUIRES 17,000 ACRES

Written by DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

DEP AND THE NATURE CONSERVANCY ACQUIRE OVER 17,000 ACRES IN FLORIDA'S BIG BEND

Iconic Bluffs of St. Teresa will be protected for generations

October 2020

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and The Nature Conservancy closed on a historic 17,088-acre land acquisition last week. The Dickerson Bay property, also known as the Bluffs of St. Teresa, is an essential tract of land in Florida's Big Bend in the midst of a protected landscape spanning over one million acres.

This acquisition closes the gap between Bald Point State Park and Tate's Hell State Forest, creating a contiguous protected landscape that includes the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Ochlockonee River State Park. The protection of the Bluffs marks a conservation milestone, with benefits to climate resilience, preservation of rivers and lakes that are critical to water quality, quantity and the health of the region's aquaculture, and the safeguarding of habitat needed by countless native and migrating species.

TNC contributed $2.25 million to the acquisition of the Bluffs to ensure its protection. The Department of Defense also contributed $3 million. Sought by the state of Florida for 24 years, the property was purchased by the state from Ochlockonee Timberlands, LLC, a subsidiary of AgReserves, Inc.

"The Bluffs is an incredibly important acquisition for the state of Florida and is the largest fee acquisition approved by the Board of Trustees in over a decade. Not only does this area connect multiple state parks and federally preserved lands, it also protects estuarine and freshwater resources that make up the economic and ecological lifeblood of the near-shore Gulf," said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. "I thank the Nature Conservancy for their dedication to securing this property, and for working together with DEP and other partners to finalize this acquisition and protect it for future generations. This acquisition is a great step forward for the future of conservation in Florida."

CKS HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT FLYER

Written by CEDAR KEY SCHOOL

CKS HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

October 10, 2020

LEVY ELECTIONS EARLY VOTING

Written by OFFICE OF THE LEVY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

LEVY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS ANNOUNCES START OF EARLY VOTING FOR GENERAL ELECTION

October 9, 2020

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections for Levy County announces the start of Early Voting for the 2020 General Election. "Starting on Monday, October 19, and running through Sunday, November 1, Levy County voters can cast their ballot from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Supervisor of Elections Office," said Supervisor Jones. "Due to the impact of COVID-19, we have made preparations to enable social distancing and will be supplying hand sanitizer and disinfectant. In order to protect the health of our community, all Poll Workers will be wearing masks."

The benefits of Early Voting will include shorter wait times and more flexibility than voting on Election Day. Early Voting dates and hours can also be found online at www.votelevy.gov.

In addition to casting a ballot at an Early Voting site, voters can also drop-off a Vote by Mail ballot at each site listed below during voting hours.

Chiefland Public Library: 104 NE 3rd St, Chiefland, FL 32626

Williston Public Library: 10 SE 1st St, Williston, FL 32696

Each site will have a drop box located inside and staffed by a Poll Worker, so voters can return their Vote by Mail ballots. A 24/7 drop box is also available at the Supervisor of Elections Office. Vote by Mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, for the ballot to be counted.

Voters with questions are encouraged to contact the Supervisor of Elections Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 352-486-5163, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 2020 OCTOBER 9

October 9, 2020

PIZZA PARTY!

We received a wonderful surprise treat that we wanted to share with you. A visitor to our community saw our Food Pantry sign as they were driving into town. They wanted to support us and help the families we serve by buying pizzas for all! This anonymous person ordered 50 pizzas from Cedar Key Pizza to be delivered to the Food Pantry on the Wednesday when we were open. We thank you so much for this special treat! Everyone loved it.

COMMUNITY RELIEF

The Cedar Key Food Pantry is happy to announce our partnership with the Cedar Key Community Relief Fund. We will be the receiving agency for donations to this great cause. The Community Relief Fund has been a blessing to those who have fallen on hard times and may need assistance with gas cards or other needs. Jennie Pinto and Ken Young will continue to head up this fund.

As always, both the CK Food Pantry and the Community Relief Fund rely on donations from the community. If you would like to donate, please, make your check payable to the Cedar Key Food Pantry. Please write "Community Assistance Fund" or "CK Food Pantry" in the memo line, depending on which you would like your donation to go to. Cash donations are always appreciated. Our mailing address is Cedar Key Food Pantry, PO Box 25, Cedar Key, Florida 32625.

PANTRY CRITICAL NEEDS

We are currently seeking donations for the following items:

Deodorant

Toothpaste

Tampons

Soap

Shampoo

You may drop any of these items off to the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on Second Street.

Written by LEVY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALLTH

LEVY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

October 7, 2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AT LEVY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS.

SHORELINE UPDATE - 2020 OCTOBER

Written by DR. SAVANNA BARRY

* October 7, 2020

* .....a note from Dr. Savanna Barry

The resurfacing activity at the airstrip is winding down and that means the way is clear for us to begin the sand placement and planting at the Airport Rd site. Below is a rough idea of what you can expect during this process.

Site preparation: Oct 16th and 18th will be site prep days for section 1 (out of 4) for Airport Rd. We are splitting the project area into roughly 4 even sections and are starting on the western end closest to the airstrip and working east. These two days (F and Su), we will be placing grade stakes and harvesting as many of the existing plants as possible to then be re-planted after sand is added to the shoreline.

Sand placement: Oct 19th and 20th (M and T) are designated for sand delivery. During these two days, traffic will be down to one lane in shoreline section 1 when the trucks are coming in. The first round of trucks will likely arrive around 7 AM and the second wave around 11:30 AM. We expect to be able to re-open both lanes shortly after the last truck, hopefully by 2 or 3 PM each day depending on how fast we can move the sand off the road and sweep the street. You can expect to hear some loud noises and beeping backup sounds from the trucks and skid steer while we are on site these days.

VOTE BY MAIL 2020 OCTOBER

Written by MAUREEN MAGEE

VOTE BY MAIL

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incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

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explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:0 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:15 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:0 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:1 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:1 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



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Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
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"SOCIETY" "democracy" "Community" "the countryside"15Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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"playground"1Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
drugwarfacts.org/adolesce.htm
Think of the children
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List of Wars on Concepts
Perpetual war
The Failed War on Drugs (2012)
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illegal drugs 50%
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hallucinogen : the hallucinogens or psychedelics; also disassociativeshallucinogen 50%
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lycaeum.org/
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Wikipedia: Psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants
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[news] [concept]
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psychedelic-library.org/
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morning glory 50%
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"morning glory" "morning glories"2erowid.org/plants/morning glory/
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"Jail"1Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States
drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons and...
aclu.org/combating-mass-incarcer...
november.org
mapinc.org/prison.htm
hermes-press.com/prisons drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
thedailysheeple.com/prisons-are-...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
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"SCHOOL"1ssdp.org/
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"will be held" "meetings" "meeting"5TAKE ACTION - Here's how!
drugpolicy.org/action
mpp.org/takeaction/
norml.org/act
Delphi Technique - Fake Consensus
http://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/legal_features/the_rutherford_institutes_public_meetings_guidelines (2016)

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