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This past weekend, I had the privilege of cov ering the Fourth An nual Community Open House and Fly-in at the Palatka Municipal Air port. If you didnt get to go to the air show Sat urday, then you really missed out. Ther e were planes from all over the world. Jeff Hathorn had his yellow, 1939 Navy N3N right at the main gate as you walked in. This was the only style plane the Navy ever built and they did it with parts from the Zeppelin air ships, only six of these were ever made. Also, Fred Johnson had his 1944 Advanced trainer AT-6. Just as I thought it couldnt get any better, I heard one of my favorite planes fly over oh yea, a P-51 Mustang and right behind it was a 1984 Russian Mig23, flown by Orestes Lorenzo. Stan Owens, from the post 45, was giving rides on his 1942 BMW Ural Motor Cycle, com plete with sidecar, and Mr Jackson was sit ting in a row of vintage cars with his 1963 convertible Corvette. Man, I love this job. It is a known fact that I love old cars and planes, but the one thing I love more than that is seeing the ex citement in the eyes of little kids as they try to take it all in. I was standing there, about to take a picture of a 1956 G-35 Bonanra, flown by Bill Doty, when I hear a little kid say, Mommy they ar e falling out of the sky on their backs? The little kid took off running with his moth er. I quickly made my way over to wher e the skydivers were landing and watched this little man, Coleman Sanford, staring in amazement as one of the skydivers touched down. Let me say, these were two of the coolest skydivers in our county. They took the time to explain every question that little Coleman asked them. By the way, little Colman is the son of the band teacher at Cr es cent City High School. I f you didnt get a chance to visit this year, then please make it a priority to visit next year. Not only is it great entertainment for the whole family, but also they have some deli cious food and you will definitely lear n a lot about the history of the planes that have flown over heads for centu ries. Plus, its free! I want to thank the Putnam County Courier Journal and the Palatka Airport for allowing me to cover this event. I will be posting pictures of the air show on the Putnam County Courier Journal Facebook page Thursday of this week. Opinion.....................A2 Community...............A3 Way Back When.......A4 Church......................A5 Faces & Places.........B1Crossword/Sudoku..B4Public Notices............B5In This Issue:Lane and Road Closures Putnam County The following is a list of lane and road closures underway by FDOT that may impact trafc through Friday, January 31. Crill Avenue (State Road 20): Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 3205 Crill Avenue, the Family Dollar store, for replacing a driveway and for sidewalk construction. For more information, contact Brian Tyson of Bradford Building at 205-369-8120. facebook.com/putnamcountycourierjournal Travis RobertsStaff Writer Putnam County Family Fun MoviesJoin the Melrose Public Library Wednesday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m., for a popular family movie on the big screen for FREE! Popcorn and juice will be provided. The movie is part of the Afternoon Adventures Programs that will be held throughout the school year on Putnam County Schools early release days at 1:30 pm at the library. A list of programs is available at the library. Call the library at 352-475-1237 for the movie title. The library is located behind the Melrose Post Ofce at 312 Wynnwood Avenue. e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! Book SaleThe Crescent City Library Board will hold their Annual Book Sale Friday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The sale will take place at the Crescent City Library, located at 610 N. Summit Street. Jewelry PartyLocal Artists Charlene Judge and Jill Goodman will be holding a jewelry party at Compliments and More, located at 14 N. Summit Street in Crescent City, Friday, January 31, from 2 to 6 p.m. Come see brand new and one-of-akind designs. All jewelry is hand made. Wine and cheese will be served, and gift certicates will be available. Planes and More Planes Putnam PRIDE Awards It is time to get your nominations to Keep Putnam Beautiful (KPB) for the Putnam PRIDE Awards, Putnam Residence Improving for a Desirable Environment. KPB is looking for your help to reward the businesses and residents in Putnam County that really show they care. You can help thank people that go the extra mile, so we all can be proud of our community. The Putnam Pride Awards will be given to one business and one individual or group from any area in Putnam County. They will be awarded for either great improvement or continued excellent maintenance of their property. Nominations can be called in to Keep Putnam Beautiful, 386-325-9598, by email kpb@palatka-.gov or postal mail to Keep Putnam Beautiful, 205 N. 2nd St., Palatka, FL 32177. Please include the reason of why the award should be given, the 911 address, and the name and phone number of the nominee, if available. Certicates will be sent to everyone that is nominated, and signs will be placed in front of the winning properties for one month. Please help Keep Putnam Beautiful, Inc. reward those who through their hard work in keeping Putnam beautiful make us proud of our community and our citizenry. Nominations are due Saturday, February 1. Give Back EventLet Chilis of Palatka do the cooking while you help support Keep Putnam Beautiful at the same time. The Give Back event will take place Thursday, January 30, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You must present a coupon and Chilis will donate 10% of the event day sales to KPB. Coupons can be picked up at the Putnam County Courier Journal. They are only valid at Chilis in Palatka. Take out orders are welcome. Rummage SaleThe Crescent City Womans Club is holding an Indoor Rummage Sale Thursday, January 30, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, January 31, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tables are still available at $15 for both days. Call 386-698-2305 for more information. Meet The Author Backcountry Lawman author, Bob Lee, and his special guest Roger Gunter, will visit the Melrose Public Library Friday, January 31, to discuss his latest book and what else is in store for his writing career. His book is lled with exciting and sometimes funny stories from his thirty year career as a wildlife ofcer in Putnam County. Lees visit is sponsored by the Putnam County One Book One Putnam Committee, and the Melrose Library Association with assistance from Bellamy Road Fine Art, Literature and Film and The Melrose Senior Community Center. The Melrose Book Discussion Group is hosting the event. The Keystone Heights High School Culinary Class is preparing treats from the book. The event is free and everyone is invited. Plan to arrive early for a good seat. The library is located behind the post ofce at 312 Wynnwood Avenue. For more information call the library at 352-475-1237.Five Arrested for BurglaryPalatka The Putnam County Sher iffs Office detectives have arrested four men and one woman who are believed to be linked to several recent thefts and burglaries that have occurred primarily in the Bostwick area. Those arrested were Jason Allen Kemp Jr.,19, Joshua D. Dey, 24, Travis R. Dey, 19, Kyleen L. Norberg, 19, and Ryan L. Lewis, 24. The five individuals were linked to numer ous stolen items that were pawned at local pawn shops to include jewelry, tools, and precious metals. Sheriff Jeff Hardy said, Thanks to the excellent work of property crimes detectives Lynn Nicely and Matt Griffin this particular ring of individuals are off the streets of Putnam County and will face their punishment in the criminal justice system. The suspects were booked into the Putnam County Jail and charged as follows: Kemp dealing in stolen property and two counts of the violation of probation. He is currently being held with no bond. Kemp is also facing multiple additional felony charges that have been filed with the State Attorneys Office on other related cases. Joshua Dey bur glary and larceny. He was held on a bond of $6,008. Travis Dey bur glary and larceny. He was held on a bond of $2,008. Kyleen Norberg dealing in stolen property, burglary and lar ceny. She was held on a bond of $8,512. Lewis dealing in stolen property, bur glary, and larceny. He was held on a bond of $8,512.First Annual Pooch ParadePalatka Detectives with the Sheriffs Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting death that occurred Sunday, January 26, on Locust Avenue in Palatka. The victim, identified as Terry TJ Monahan, 16, was located at a residence with an apparent gunshot wound. Monahan was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives have located and interviewed a person of interest in this case, however, the investigation is still ongoing, so additional details are not available at this time. Further information will be provided when it becomes available. The 911 calls made to the communications center are not being released at this time. Photo by Travis Roberts Coleman Sanford, center, learned a lot about skydiving from two divers at the Fourth Annual Community Open House and Fly-in at the Palatka Municipal Airport. The Putnam Family Fitness Center held its First Annual Pooch Parade Saturday, Janu ary 25. I was asked to help judge this contest because Beth Carter was out of town. Now I see why she loves doing the Community part for the paper. There were a num ber of contests, one for most well behaved dog, one for dog and owner look-a-like, and even one for best trick. Priz es were given out for all contests. Ther e was a $5 entry fee. Four of the five dollars went to the Humane Society of Northeast Florida. The event lasted just over an hour and it was an event I will be happy to cover again next year, providing that I can talk Carter into tak ing her vacation again during that weekend. After the event, Bon nie Harrison commented that the Center plans on making the parade an annual event. If you would like to make a donation to the Humane Society, you can contact Harrison or one of her staff at 386649-8784. Donations may also be dropped off at the Center, located at 213 Perry Street in Pomona Park.Travis RobertsStaff Writer Photos by Travis Roberts Dogs and their owners came to Pomona Park in celebration of the Putnam Family Fitness Centers First Annual Pooch Parade. Special to theCourier Journal Shooting Investigation Special to theCourier Journal The Adult Education de partment at St. Johns Riv er State College now offers the General Educational Development (GED) test as a computer-based exam. The GED is administered on the SJR State Palatka campus each week. Registration and payment is available online or by tele phone only. The cost of the exam is $32 per subject area. The total fee for the four subject areas is $128. The GED spring testing sched ule is Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesdays fr om 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students seeking accommodations related to a disability must submit a r equest with appropriate documentation at least 60 days in advance of their desired test date. Test-takers can register online through the Pear son VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (3926433). For mor e information about the program, call SJR State at 386-3124080.Special to theCourier Journal GED Exam Schedule

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A2 Government Watch A Lake Street Publishing Company Newspaper POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To Putnam County Courier Journal 330 N. Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112USPS No. 451-140 2014 Lake Street Publishing Co. Published Every Wednesday by Lake Street Publishing Company, Inc. Periodicals Postage Paid at Crescent City, Florida.E-Mail: News Items: news@cjnewsfl.com Legals: news@cjnewsfl.com Classified Ads: classifieds@cjnewsfl.com Display Ads: ads@cjnewsfl.com Juliette Laurie Publisher / Editor Sami Marshall Copy Editor / Production Tera Millard Front Desk / Classified Ads Patrick Freeman Distribution One Year Florida Subscription $24 (incl. tax)One Year Out-Of-State $28 Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through FridayAdvertising Deadline 5 pm Friday Classified Deadline 10 am Monday Editorial Deadline Noon FridayContact Us:Phone: 386-698-1644 Fax: 386-698-1994 The Putnam County Courier Journal welcomes your letters to the Editor. Letters should be brief and legibly written. To be published, they must include the writers signature, printed name, phone number, and hometown. Address letters to: Editor 330 N. Summit St. Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to letters@cjnewsfl.com. Putnam CountyOPINION City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, February 13, 7 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. 386-698-2525. www.CrescentCity-FL.com Town Council of WelakaCode Enforcement, February 11, 5 p.m. Zoning Board, February 11, 5:30 p.m.Town Council Meeting, February 11, 6:30 p.m.Town Hall, Fourth Ave. 386-467-9800.JJones@Welaka-FL.gov, www.Welaka-FL.govTown Council of Pomona Park Beautification Committee Meeting, February 10, 5:30 p.m.Recreation Committee Meeting, February 11, 5:40 p.m.Town Council Meeting, February 11, 6 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers, 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersNext Meeting, February 11, 9 a.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205, www.Putnam-FL.com Putnam County School Board Next Meeting, February 4, 3:30 p.m. Meets the first and third Tuesday in the school board meeting room, Campbell Administration Building, 200 S. Seventh St., Palatka. 386-329-0545. www.PutnamSchools.org DISCLAIMER: Views expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of the Putnam County Courier Journal or its advertisers. The Putnam County Courier Journal does not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for the views of readers exercising their right to free expression.Local crime hot spots will be listed here weekly. This weeks hot spots are: Main Street Cedar Street If you witness any criminal activity in this area, you are asked to leave a recorded message with the Crescent City Police Department Hot Tip Line by calling 386-698-3478. As always, in any emergency situation you are asked to call 911. To contact the Crescent City Police Department directly, call 386-698-1211.Crescent City Police Department Needs Your Help Now Accepts Through a Childs EyesHe changed our lives because he made it so everyone was treated fair. Jesus Juarez Third Grade: Ms. Parkers class Because you can know what Mar tin Luther King is teaching us. He said not to be mean to other people. Ethan Richard Second Grade:Mrs. Claytons class Why is it important to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?I think we should learn about Martin Luther King because we should know that people have rights. Sarah Middlebrook Third Grade: Ms. Handcocks class Its important to learn about Martin Luther King because he gave a powerful speech. Skylar Lear Third Grade: Mrs. Newbolds class Students at Middleton-Burney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by 3rd Grade teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes Dear Editor: The third grade teachers, students, and administrators at Middleton-Burney Elementary School would like to express their deepest gratitude to all of those who came out on Friday, January 17, to celebrate Arbor Day with us. It could not have been a better day to be outside and talk about the importance of trees and planting them for future generations. Our third grade students were eager to chat with the mayor, who graciously stood in line to shake the hands of all 160 students. To top off the event, each child was given a tree seedling to take home and plant for future enjoyment. We also wanted to thank all of the Master Gardeners who came and talked about trees one-on-one with our students. Not only were they able to ask questions about the trees they received, they also asked questions about trees and other plants around the school and their community. It was a great event. Thank you to all of those who helped make the day special. Tasha Newbold Third Grade Teacher Middleton-Burney Elementary SchoolLetter to the Editor Arbor Day CelebrationDaris Howard Our old bull had been around for quite a while and his offspring were coming of age. It was time he had to be replaced. He hadnt been especially gentle, but he hadnt ever bothered anyone either. Our new bull arrived, and as we offloaded him, my dad gave us a warning to be wary of him until we found out what kind of temper ament he had. It wasnt long until the new bull showed his colors. Once he decided the cows belonged to him, he was determined that everyone and everything had better stay far away. We hadnt even had him a week before he had chased a couple of us back over the fence. My father hated to get rid of him because he carried such a good bloodline, but he couldnt have our family live with the danger either. My dad hoped to give the bull a month or so, thinking that in time he would settle in and stop his antics. When that month had come and gone, with no sign that the bull intended to soften his demeanor toward us, Dad finally decided the bull had to go. It would be a week before Dad could find time to search for a new one for us, so he warned us to, in the meantime, steer clear of him. That was also the day that one of our cows had a calf, and I needed to bring it into the calf barn. I considered taking the pickup, but then I remembered the bull, and decided the tractor would be safer transportation. Our tractor was big, about a full story high, and weighed in the range of about 20 tons. It had a big loader on the front with a giant bucket. I drove the tractor to the pasture gate and looked around to verify the bull was nowhere in sight. I dismounted and opened the gate, then climbed back aboard and drove the tractor through. I again looked around before dismounting to close the gate. As I climbed back aboard, I looked ahead of me, and there stood the bull in the middle of the road. He was pawing the dirt and bellowing as if he dared me to make a move. I stood up and yelled at him to get out of the road. This just seemed to infuriate him, and he snorted and tossed his head as if to say, Bring it on! What a temptation that was. But I knew, even if he didnt, that he would be no match for the tractor, and Dad wanted something left of the bull to sell. I continued to yell at him, but it seemed like the more I yelled, the more infuriated he became. I decided to try something else. I sat down and revved the throttle on the tractor. As the engine roared, the bull started pawing the ground furiously, like he was trying to dig a well. I considered my options. I couldnt go forward because he blocked my path. I couldnt go backward because the gate was shut, and I was not about to open it with the bull so close. I, too, was beginning to get angry. I couldnt think of anything else to do, so I stood and yelled and revved the engine all at the same time. This was too much for the bull, and with one last loud snort, he charged. I couldnt believe he could be so stupid as to think he could take on the tractor. Fear filled my heart, not that I felt I could be hurt, but knowing that if he hit the edge of the bucket head-on, it would likely kill him. I rammed the bucket control levers ahead as hard as I could, rolling the tractor bucket forward. My quick thinking made the rounded edge of the bucket roll into line just at the instant of impact. The tractor shuddered back into the gate as my head snapped from the force of the blow. The bulls eyes glazed over as he wobbled sideways, his legs quivering, and then he flopped on his side. I felt a surge of panic, thinking I had just killed a $5,000 animal, or more correctly, he had just killed himself. I cautiously approached him, but he didnt even move as I ran my hand across his head and chest. With a measure of relief, I found he was still breathing. Realizing there was nothing I could do, I decided to finish my errand. By the time I returned, I found the bull sitting up, but he had a dazed, stupid expression on his face. The bull was always friendly after that. In fact, he was too stupid to be mean. My dad even became concerned that he would pass on his stupidity to his offspring, but, sparing details, I assured him that I felt it was something that could not be transferred genetically. My dad nodded. Youre probably right. Then, whether Dad wondered if there was a correlation, he asked as a seemingly afterthought, By the way, does anyone know how the bucket on the tractor got that big dent in it?How To Cure A Bad Tempered Bull

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Granddaughter Here Every year, the Tutens granddaughter, Amanda and husband, Chris, come from Orlando to celebrate Amandas birthday at the Tutens lake cottage. Its usually too cold to do anything around the lake, other than stay inside and keep warm. Some of Amanda and Chriss friends, Cass, Taylor, Vanessa, Tonya, and Daniel, came up from Orlando to help celebrate. They ate out a couple of times, once at Caf Bleu and another for Aunt Elaines shrimp purlo, which was their Granddad Archies recipe. Sometimes Amandas brothers, Joel and Brandon from Jacksonville, join them. Happy 29th birthday Amanda! We hope you have many more. Dont Forget If you want to rent tables for the Pomona Park Market at the Community Center for Saturday, February 1, call Michele Johnson at 386-983-1314 or Joyce Svingala at 386-6499293. There are still tables available for the Crescent City Womans Club Indoor Rummage Sale being held Thursday, January 30, and Friday, January 31. Call Shayne Williams at 386-698-2305 for more information. Happy Birthday Happy birthday to Ray Turner, Jan LaGrow, Shayne Williams, Faye Tew, Sandra Nadenik, Barbara Herceg and all of the other January birthdays out there. Backcountry Lawman Bob Lee held a book review in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Library Tuesday, January 21, at 2 p.m. Lee talked about his book, Backcountry Lawman. It was very informative and there were some colorful episodes from the book discussed. He also talked about some of his experiences through the years and some of the men who worked with him, as well as some of the poachers and lawbreakers they chased. Thirty or more people attended the meeting. Quite a few men were there. Many questions and discussions took place. Lee was accompanied by his wife, Karen, who is a retired teacher. She said she is having fun being his roadie. Tree Replaced The dead Redbud tree in front of the Pomona Park Post Ofce has been replaced by one of the Live Oak trees that were donated by Woodmen of the World for Arbor Day. Two of the other trees were planted at the Willard Hazen Park and Ball eld. One more is being held probably for the Putnam Family Fitness Center when they start their landscaping. The Center would love for anyone who is knowledgeable about landscaping and what plants and trees grow best in this area, to volunteer to help them out. You can call 386649-4784 and talk to Bonnie or June, if you would be willing. Guest Speaker The guest speaker for the Silver Sneakers luncheon at the Putnam Family Fitness Center was Dr. Daniel Grossman. He gave a very informative, and sometimes funny, talk. For many of the members and guests, he is the veterinarian for their dogs and cats, which he knew most of their animals names. The Center dedicated January as a fundraising month for the Humane Society of Northeast Florida. The Pooch Parade was held at Morgan Park Saturday, January 25. A donation of $10 or more to the Humane Society earned a one-week pass to the Centers gym. Specials were available all month long, from the use of all the machines, exercise classes, and even a training session with Troy Henry, Personal Trainer Apprentice. New Business Ken and Mirtha have opened a thrift shop called This and That in the old post ofce building in Lake Como. It is located right next to the new post ofce. They are open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bog Moss Some of the residents around Lake Como are having trouble with Bog Moss in their swimming areas. Here is some information if you decide to treat the water around your property. You will need to contact Ryan Hamm at 386-754-6247. Hamm is a biologist for the State of Florida who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He will need to come and inspect your property in order for you to obtain a permit to treat the water. There is no charge for the permit. Hamms assistant, Layla, can also help with the permits. You can reach her at 850488-4676. To help distribute the herbicide, the name, Steve Lopez of Southern Sportsman Aquatics and Land Management was given out by Cindy Hair, Town Clerk of Pomona Park. He was contacted to put out a different type of herbicide for Lake Broward to eliminate Hydrilla. Lopezs contact number is 904-4846773, and he is located at 3652 Oakwood Ct. in Orange Park. Thank you to the Lake Como residents who collected all of this information. Black History Month To celebrate Black History Month, the Putnam County Library System is hosting a special event. Derek Hankerson, of Freedom Road Trail Productions, will be visiting some of the branches and talking about three of Putnam Countys very own citizens who had a hand in the Civil Rights movement. Hankerson is a producer and director for Freedom Road Trail and is involved in the recognition of servant leaders of the Civil Rights movement. He will be visiting Crescent City Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m., Palatka Saturday, February 8, at 10 a.m. and Interlachen Saturday, February 15, at 10 a.m. If you need additional information, you can call the Putnam County Library Headquarters at 386-329-0126. Tobacco Cessation Putnam Family Fitness Center will be holding a free tobacco cessation seminar Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The seminar will cover all forms of tobacco, will have free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges (while supplies last) and free group support. To register call Katie Hadsock at 352-2757489, June Dryburg at 386-649-8784, or toll free at 866-341-2730. Light refreshments will be served. Gift Boxes Class Norene Slate will be teaching a class on how to make gift boxes Saturday, February 15, at 10 a.m., in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Library. She had some displayed at the Women in Music and Art program at the Methodist Church, and they were lovely. The class is for adults and teens, small children can play games in the main part of the library. Readers Roundtable The Readers Roundtable group meets every third Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Crescent City Library. There are no dues, no ofcers, and no scheduled programs. Everyone is welcome to attend. Co-Ed Softball For more information call 386-916-1151.Send your pictures and news to me at community.pccj@ gmail.com. COMMUNITYBirthday Wishes, Book Discussion, and New Shop Open for Business A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comA birthday celebration for granddaughter Aman da was recently held at the Tutens lake cottage. Bob Lee was accompanied by wife Karen, Char lotte Lord, and Charlotte Santa at his recent book discussion held at the Crescent City Li brary. A crowd of 30 or more gathered at the Crescent City Library when Lee discussed his book Back country Lawman. Dr. Daniel Grossman, pictured with June Dryburg, was the guest speaker at the at the last Silver Sneakers meeting. rffnt nbfffbffrrfr ntbnMerrill-Hancock & Turner Insurance 1301 St. Johns Ave. Palatka MOTORCYCLErfr rf nr r fnfn 386-559-1602 386-559-1602 386-559-1602 Let Us Do The Yard Work! Youve Got Better Things To Do! Call for a FREE Estimate! Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440325.0460 at Bohannon Battery 613 N. Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 www.ShatteredData.com Touch Screen Repair! iPhone, iPad and MORE! 386-546-7604 Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Carlynn Roberts is getting ladies in shape at the Putnam Family Fitness Center every Monday through Friday. 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A4 OUR TO WN Years Ago...75 years agoFebruary 1, 1989 Game Commission Says No to Fish Preserves State game and fish officials have denied a Putnam County Commission request to set aside three and a half miles of Lake George shoreline for a temporary bass spawning refuge. The game commission said, in effect, they had to deny the request since their own people were recommending against it, Chair man John Eubanks said. Proponents say the no-fishing zones leave miles of shoreline undisturbed so bass can spawn and lay eggs. The game commission has said their studies show no difference in spawn between the refuges and unprotected areas.25 years agoJanuary 27, 1936 Plumbing Ordinance Passed By Council Town Council has adopted an ordinance for regulating the plumbing and connections to the city sewage system for the protection of property owners as well as maintaining a sanitary system throughout the city. The ordinance will also provide that the plumbing to be done must meet all requirements before being connected to the city system. January 30, 1964 Coward Buys Johnson Building Don Coward has purchased the building at the southwest corner of Main Street and Central Avenue from J.E. Eubanks and plans to move his feed store there soon. Cowards Garden Store has been located in the Warner building just across the street, on Central Avenue, for several years.50 years ago 10 years agoJanuary 28, 2004 Chamber Meeting Ends In A Blaze The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce held their 69th annual meeting Friday, January 23. A reception started the night, with Chairman Michael Curtis welcoming a crowd just short of 300, which is the most the annual meeting has ever had in attendance. Chairman Curtis highlighted point from 2003 in review. The program was full of thanks and praise to those that accomplished so much in 2003. One of the radiant events of the evening was the Burning of the Mortgage, symbolizing the Chambers new building in Palatka being paid off. The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors were all onstage to participate in the burning. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. 5 years agoJanuary 28, 2009 Arbor Day in Crescent City Last Saturday, in Crescent City at Eva Lyon Park, Mayor Kinsella read the proclamation making Crescent Citys Arbor Day official. Thanks to the generosity of the Putnam County Forestry program, those present could chose from a selection of bare root seedlings to take home and plant. The choices were native magnolias, dogwood, red maple and live oak. Way Back When...The following is part of an article from the January 25, 1962, issue of the Putnam County Courier Journal and tells of a pre sentation to local Rotarians about the now defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal. (At lantic Coast Line is now CSX.) Rotarians Hear Address In Opposition to Barge Canal Char ges that the cross-state barge canal will not be economically fea sible, will not be of any defense value, and will cost the taxpayers several times the engineer ing estimate was the subject of an ad dress entitled Pork Barr el Fat, given by David E. Wells of the commerce division of the legal depart ment of the Atlantic Coast Line Railr oad before the Crescent City Rotary Club this week. He traced the his tory of the project, and declar ed that proponents of the canal were making many claims which were not backed up with facts. The speaker point ed out that the ca nal was authorized back in depr ession days to create work, and that about $5,400,000 was to be spent on it then. In 1942, the project was revived on the strength of its be ing for defense; and in 1955, an appr opriation was made for an engineering study. This canal is planned to start at the mouth of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, and to extend across the state to Yan keetown. Early es timates were that the cost would be $175,000,000, but now it is expected that this will reach 200 million. In the proposed inland waterway along the Gulf of Mexico, part of which is complet ed, there is a miss ing link between St. Marks and Y ankee town. T o complete this would cost anoth er $175,000,000, bringing the entir e project up to almost half a billion when completed. Without this link completed, there are only about 40 dual purpose barges in the U. S. now available which could use the ca nal, then travel up the open sea to con nect with the inland r oute. The speaker fur ther pointed out that the engineers estimates of annu al transportation savings as the r esult of the use of the canal would be $7,365,000, allowing only a marginal pr ot. Even this saving would not be passed on to the taxpayer, but would only be a saving to the user of the wa terway, Wells contends. Florida lies on a limestone ridge, which is honey combed with under ground waterways, W ells explained, and he declared that the canal cut across this, in places 60 feet deep, would dis turb the water level in many ar eas, per haps some distance fr om the canal. Rotarians were told that the rail roads were able to handle all neces sary trafc during W orld War II. Wells told of the way in which waterways in Germany were easily put out of use during the war while railroads can rebuild and recu perate rapidly.. Some months ago a pr oponent of the proposed canal spoke to the Rotar ians on the subject, and the pr ogram this week was to give the opponents an opportunity to present their side. At the next lunch meeting, the di rector of the space pr ogram at Cape Canaveral is sched uled to speak. SERVICE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONINGService In Hours Not Days.100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED CHECK US ON THE WEB: WWW.SOUTHERNAIR.NET STATE LICENSE CAC058634 3849 Reid St. Palatka Recommended for Decades ANY TIME ANY KIND ANY SERVICEBefore You Fix It Or Buy It,Call 328-3212Mikes AluminumQuality Material and Installation Mike Bottelman, Owner386-649-5374 CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN NORTH FLORIDA SERVICESPROPANE & NATURAL GAS PIPING AND APPLIANCE INSTALLATION35 Yrs Local Experience Specialties: Tankless Water Heaters and Gas Logs 386-559-0071 APPLIANCES GAS BAIT & TACKLE J.R. 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Methodist Church ofciated. A reception followed at the Beacham family home. Memorial contributions may be made in Lindas honor to the Northeast Florida Humane Society, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147; Silent Unity, 1901 N.W. Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001; or St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. PALATKA TT yler West Tyler West, 36, of Palatka, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 19, 2014, while jogging in the Ravine Gardens. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, Tyler was a 1995 graduate of Palatka High School. For the past two years, Tyler taught Civics and History at Jenkins Middle School. He also served this past year as offensive line coach on the varsity football team at Palatka High School, and on the JV level for the six previous years. Prior to teaching, and while going to college, Tyler worked at BoKay Manufacturing for 11 years, and at Security Feed and Seed for two years. Tyler loved coaching football, and in his leisure time was an avid Miami Hurricanes Fan, and NASCAR and NHRA racing fan, who hadnt missed a Gator Nationals race the past 34 years. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Nadine Revels, and his grandparents, Doyle H. Buddy and Lois Jean Carnes, and Mary Margaret and Aris Grover West. Tyler is survived by his parents Gail and Lee West, Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 22, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Margaret Peggy Henkle ofciating. Masonic rites were be stowed at the funeral home by the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #183 of Hastings. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be sent to The Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #183, P.O. 333, Hastings, Florida 32145. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. HOLLISTER RR uth E E velene E E llis Ruth Evelene Ellis, 80, of Hollister, went to her heavenly home Satur day, January 18, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by family, following an extended illness. Ruth was a resident of Putnam County since 1973, rst living in Palatka, and later in Hollister, where she moved to in 1977. She originally came to Putnam County from Bonifay. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, in Palatka, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was active in T.O.P.S., Chapter 93, also in Palatka. Ruth had been employed for many years at Fabric King and the Kard Korner, both of which were located in the Palatka Mall. She enjoyed reading and sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. For the past six years she had fought a courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease, during which time her strong faith in the Lord never wavered. Ruth was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, Herbert Ellis, her parents, Alvin and Daisy Smith Ennger, a brother, Garry Ennger, a nephew, Jay Myers, and a son-in-law, David OSteen. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Tonnya and Nick Albanese of St. Augustine, and Chandra OSteen of Palatka, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Phyllis Ennger of Ocala, and Paul and Sheila Ennger of McDavid, a sister, Jewel Myers of Panama City, four grandchildren and spouse, Brittany and Shawn Register of Hollister, Zack OSteen of Palatka, Nicholas Albanese and Vincent Albanese both of St. Augustine, and two great grandchildren, Zoe and Ashton Register. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funer al services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Ennger, Pastor Ray Johnson, and Chaplain Jakie Carmicle ofciating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill West Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 927 SR 19 South, Palatka, FL 32177 or Southside Baptist Church, 2920 Browns Landing Rd., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign her online guest book at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. EAEA ST PALATKA Flagler E E Curry Flagler E. Curry, 88, of East Palatka, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, in Palatka, following an extended illness. He was a native of Alachua County, and lived in East Palatka for the past 34 years, coming from Valdosta, Georgia. He was a member of the Palatka Church of God. He enjoyed working, especially his church work, and also enjoyed farming, shing, singing, and playing the guitar. He loved children and he loved his dogs. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Amelia Curry of East Palatka, four sons, Charles Curry (Cyndie) of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Stephen Curry (Sharon) of Tifton, Georgia, Robert Curry (Linda Kay) of Nashville, Georgia, and David Curry (Laura) of Ray City, Georgia, two daughters, Linda Sue Thornton of Valdosta, Georgia, and Mary Catherine Reams (Bob) of Carrolton, Georgia, ve step-children, Charlene Lamon of East Palatka, Regina Tyner (Alan) of Niceville, Gail Shaw (Cleveland) of Valdosta, Georgia, Wanda Lamon (the late Richard Lamon) of Valdosta, Georgia, and Thomas Lamon (Joy) of Ocala, brother, Aaron Curry, sisters, Mary Alma Barnes and JoAnn Wagner, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchil dren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at the Palatka Church of God, with Pastor Robin Tripp ofciating. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Burial followed at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Valdosta, Georgia. In lieu of owers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA LL inda L L ee Beacham Linda Lee Beacham, for merly of Palatka, died Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia. Linda, a native of Houston, Texas, lived in Palatka from 1965 until 2008, before moving to Vir ginia. She was a 1957 graduate of Dunwoody High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a 1961 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she studied fashion merchandising and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was a member of the Palatka Junior Womans Club, the Palatka Womans Club, and the Panhellenic Society. She was also a long-time member of St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka. She taught elementary school in Jacksonville and Palatka for several years. She enjoyed fashion, music, reading and politics. She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Mary H. Lee of Atlanta, Georgia, and Palatka, and her husband, Robert Beacham, of Palatka. She is survived by her daughter, Annette Beacham, of Lorton, Virginia. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 25, at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka, with burial in the Oak Hill East Cemetery. Pastor Don Hanna of St. James United OcOC ALA Glenn W. T T ourelle Glenn W. Tourelle, 60, of Ocala, formerly of Palatka, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 13, 2014, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was native of Summit, New Jersey, and lived in Ocala for the past 16 years, moving there from Palatka. Glenn loved the Lord, and attended Meadow Brook Church in Ocala. He also enjoyed playing instruments and listening to music. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cynthia Tourelle, mother, Katherine Tourelle, daughters, Julie Johnson, Nelle Michelle Ard, and Elizabeth French, brother, Robert Tourelle, sister, Wendy Minshall and husband Hap, seven grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 18, at Peniel Cemetery in Palatka, with Rev. Robert Johnson ofciating. The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday at Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA EE dna Viola TT hompson MarkelEdna Viola Thompson Markel, 52, of Palatka, passed away January 13, 2014, after a brief illness, at the Putnam Community Medical Center. Edna was born October 25, 1961, in Palatka, to William E. and Leona Tillis Thompson. She was a lifelong resident of Putnam County, and was a homemaker. Enda was active in the Palatka Moose Lodge, where she served with Women of the Moose. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Randy Markel of Palatka, one son, Randy Markel, Jr., of Palatka, one daughter, Sabrina Lynn Markel of Palatka, two brothers, William E. Thompson of Palatka, and Sidney Hough Thompson of Louisiana, three sisters Sandra Roger of Louisiana, Sharon Hough of Louisiana, and Patricia Pearson of Hollister, two grandchildren James Randall Markel and Bryan Pear son, Jr., and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. at the Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home Chapel, with Rev. Glen Martin ofciating. Following the service folks were invited to the home of Dawn Markel. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.johnsonover turffunerals.com. GEOR g G ETO w W N RR ichard Van T T rump Richard Edwin Dick Van Trump passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in Lake City, at the Serenity Place of the VA Medical Center. He was born January 25, 1923, in Meridian, Idaho, to David and Gladys Van Trump. The Van Trumps, with their ve children, moved to Independence, Missouri, where Dick grew up and attended school. Upon graduation from William Chrisman High School, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corp, in which he became a Sergeant and a recognized marksman. Dick was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries he received in combat on the Island of Pelilu during World War II. After a lengthy hospital stay for treatment of his wounds, he returned to Independence, where he was a gunsmith for Remington Arms. He married Elizabeth Helen Bette Kester in 1952, and together they had two daughters. Dick and Bette owned a sporting goods store in Blue Springs, Missouri, where Dick continued using his skills as a gunsmith to maintain and repair rearms for a wide variety of customers, including all the local law enforcement ofcers. Quite the avid sportsman, he traveled the country to sh and shoot wild game. After a heavy snow in May of 1960, the couple sold their business, moved the family to Georgetown, and spent many hours shing for bass in Lake George. Semi-retired, Dick turned his love for shing into a part-time job by working as a shing guide for many years for Seaboard Coastline Railroad Lodge in Satsuma. A close second to Dicks love for shing was his passion for gardening. He could coax any vegetable to our ish out of the sandy soil behind his house. He also grew some of the best citrus fruit in the area. As a gunsmith, Dick was quite adept at using metal and wood lathes. He could x virtually anything, from cars and washing machines to guns and bicycles. If he needed a part for a repair that he didnt have, he would simply make it. Demonstration for such skill and talent came just for the asking, as he seldom charged anything for his help. A devoted father, Dick spent hours with his daughters, teaching them the skills of hitting an opponents croquet ball off course, how to hit a whife ball, and serve a tennis ball. He also made gallant efforts to instill in them the rules and strategies of playing bridge. His woodworking skills came in very handy for school activities. No matter how outlandish the request, whether a giant cash register for a parade or a rocket ship for speech prop, he gladly obliged without blinking an eye. Dick made a promise to Bette over 61 years ago to love her and care for her til death do us part. A man of integrity, he daily kept that promise to her. He is preceded in death by his parents David and Gladys Van Trump, a sister Faye Bronson, and his brother Kenny Van Trump. Dick is survived by his wife Bette, two daughters and sons-in-law, Bette and Gerald Stephens, and Jeanne and Gary Webb, grandchildren and spouses, Matt and JerriAnn Webb, E-6 Tech Sargeant Ty and Shannon Stephens, and Suzi and Bo Hardee, great-grandchildren, Gabriel Stephens, Gus and Fraleigh Hardee, Jael Webb, and soon-to-be born Gar rison Webb, two sisters, Ferne Pinson and Marilyn Van Trump, and several nieces and nephews. To these survivors, he left a legacy of unfailing courage, hope, patience, commitment, and determination. In lieu of owers, donations can be made on line either to the Marines Toys for Tots fund or The Masonic Home of Florida (by mail at 3201 1st St., St. Petersburg, FL 33704) in his memory. HASTIN g G S KK enneth DeFord, S S r. Kenneth F. DeFord, Sr., 97, of Hastings, passed away peacefully, sur rounded by his family, Friday, January 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and had been a resident of Hastings for the past 82 years, coming from Flagler County. He was a graduate of the Hastings High School. He owned and operated the former DeFord and Son Service Station in Hastings, which was founded by his father in 1937. He was a life member, and the oldest member, of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #183 of Hastings. In his earlier years, he enjoyed traveling on his motorcycle and motor home. He had been to Alaska twice on his motorcycle and once in his motor home. He also enjoyed ying his airplane. He was a good man who loved family and was a friend to many people. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary DeFord, three brothers, Harold DeFord, Raymond Deford, and Leo DeFord, and three sisters, Charlotte Johnson, Mary DeFord, and Helen Badger. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Gail Moore of St. Augustine, and Kenny and Vernieca DeFord of Hastings, two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Mary and David Allen of Belleview, and Cindy and Tommy Kronz of Hastings, one sister, Phyllis Henkle of San Mateo, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at Masters Funeral CHURcCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City (386-698-1578) 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter (386-698-1983) 223 N. Summit St. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church (386-698-2635) 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church (386-698-2117) St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (386-698-2055) 2725 S. Hwy. 17 Georgetown Georgetown United Methodist Church (386-740-1821) 1448 CR 309 Pomona Park First Baptist Church of Pomona Park (386-649-4265) Lake Como Word of Faith Bible Church (386-698-4643) 2708 S. Hwy. 17 Peace Lutheran Church (386-325-4878) 343 Old Hwy. 17 Pilgrim Congregational Church (386-649-8467) Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church (386-467-2336) Emmanuel Episcopal Church (386-698-1983) 672 C.R. 309 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc Country Church Blue Jeans Church (386-467-2144) 1897 CR 308 Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church (386-649-0631) 273 CR 309 Obituaries on Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Church HappeningsMinistries for Christ Out reach, Inc. will provide toi letries, non-perishables and gr oceries for the South Putnam area the week of January 26. For more infor mation, call 386-852-7046 or send an email to mfcou treach@hotmail.com.Suwannee River Economic Council Inc. has now opened a senior citizen meal site at Union Bethel A.M.E. Chur ch, located at 200 Ce dar Street in Crescent City. Must be 60 years and older to attend. The site is open at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.91.3 Hope FM will be hosting a marriage vow renewal ceremony on Valentines Day. To help couples reafrm their love for one another, there will be a short group ceremony, led by Pastor Ted Stackpole. The vow renewal will be held Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m., at First Assembly of God in Palatka. Couples are asked to RSVP at whif.org or by calling 386-325-3334. Friends and family are welcome to attend to help celebrate. A brief reception will be held with cake provided by JJs Cakes and pictures from KJs Photography. There is no charge for anything. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Got Hope? Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564

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By the name of this article, you might think Im going to talk about the Daytona race thats coming up, but thats an article for next month. Over the past couple months I have been writing human interest stories, and today is no differ ent. However, instead of telling you a story where the outcome is really unknown, I thought I might tell you the story of one of my friends and his rise to fame. At my age, you are lucky if you can count all your true friends on one hand. Most people that we meet in life are just acquaintances. They either serve a purpose that benefits you or them for a short time. Then ten years down the road youre lucky if you remember their name when they walk up and say, So how are you? How have you been, and you stand there with that confused look on your face like a wild dog looking for a place to use the bathroom. You think to yourself, Who is this person, and where do I know them from? Well that is unless they owe you money. Please allow me to introduce you to one of my true friends, Ryan Weaver. Weaver lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a country music artist who is quickly moving up the charts. In fact he is in the top ten on CMT and Yallwire. Weaver has opened for such artist as Jeffrey Steele, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Blake Shel ton, and many more. It hasnt always been this way, and it was no easy task getting to where he is now. Thats why I want to tell you about Weaver. He is from Inverness, but if you ask him he will say, Im from all over Florida. Weaver is one of eight siblings and the youngest of three boys. He didnt always know he wanted to be a singer; he just kind of went with it. In elementary school he would sing in plays and also play the violin. He went into the Army right out of high school because he wanted to follow in his brothers footsteps. It wasnt for the money or his college to be paid for, but to fight for us, so that we can live in a free country. Well it wasnt long before Weaver moved up the ladder in the Army and graduated top in his class in flight school with a perfect 4.0. Now here is an interesting fact, he and his brothers were the first three brothers to fly for the service at the same time, but that would soon be cut short. Weaver was deployed to Iraq where he flew a Black Hawk Helicopter. His brother Aar on was also stationed overseas. Aaron was a cancer survivor and had to have monthly blood screenings in order to fly his helicopter. I told you that to tell you this: One afternoon, after returning from a mission while in Iraq, Weaver had walked into the rec area where a few of his colleagues were sitting and they were watching Fox News live. Late Breaking News, came across the screen. One of our Helicopters has been shot down. More informa tion will be available as we receive it, the reporter said. Weaver called his mother to let her know he was alright, because he knew she would be worried. It wasnt long after the conversation with his mother that he went to bed. What Weaver didnt know was, right after he had ended the call with his mother, her doorbell rang. It was the Sheriff and a military officer; they said the words a mother who has a January 29, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B It has been tough deciding what sport to cover this week because football, for instance, is all over the fr ont pages. All you have to do is pull out the sports page and everything about Denver and Seattle is right there. You know, what more can you say if youre not an expert in the world of football? That leaves golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, pro basketball, and even the upcoming Major League Baseball season. Ill start with some thought about the upcoming Super Bowl con testants, and then drift on to some of the oth ers, with the exception of soccer and hockey. Im hearing and watching the various sports talking heads agonizing over just how THE game will come out, and it does appear that Las V egas is having the same problem estab lishing the spread. The last I saw, Denver was the favorite by less than a eld goal. Thats not what V egas looks for, I would think. On the eld, it looks that close. Denver, with Peyton Manning having just completed his most productive year, and Seat tle with the best defense in the NFL, you could pr ophesize an overtime game with a safety making the difference. But it wont happen that way. So Ill close out this segment with a prediction that Denvers oversized wide receivers and Mannings passing will make it a 28-21 game, with one caveat the wind aint blowin a gale. I played a certain amount of tennis ar ound here when I was in high school. In fact, and I wrote about this a couple of years ago, I played on, as far as I know, the only boys tennis team in the schools history. No big deal, but it was interesting that with the available facilities weve had over the years, the game has never caught on here. At one time, the courts in Eva Lyon Park were full during the weekends, and it looked as though the popularity of the sport would re main. However, that didnt happen. The reason I br ought up this subject is because of how the game has changed from those days when long volleys were standard. Now, a modern pro game has the ball ying over the net at 120+ miles per hour, and instead of catgut web bing in the racket, you have all kinds of exotic material. The purpose of these materials is to make the ball come of f the racket at subsonic speeds. Players, such as Nadal, Federer, and Murray, represent a new breed of tennis athletes who make lots of money doing what some people characterize as a rich mans sport. These play ers, along with some fantastic women players, such as Ser ena Williams, are as highly skilled in a very difcult sport, as more popular sports. I would venture to say that the hand-eye coor dination level among tennis pros is consistent with those of your nest hitters in baseball. If you watched the Australian Open tour nament this past week, you watched the very best con ditioned and skilled athletes in the business. W ouldnt it be nice if we rekindled interest in tennis here in Crescent City? We simply need leadership to make this happen. The amount money the New York Yankees have agreed to pay that Japanese pitcher who went 24-0 with an ERA (earned run average), of less than two only conrms, is obscene. The Yankees are determined to buy next years American League title, and along with it, the World Series. Not only will it cost them $30 million per year, for the next seven years, they had to pay $20 million to the Japanese team for the right to sign him. The Yankees have to pay a luxury tax each year on the excess sal aries they dish out to the tune of several mil lion dollars, but that apparently hardly dents the Y ankees pocketbook. Boston did the same thing several years ago involving a Japanese pitcher on a smaller scale, but I recall they paid $50 million for his rights. History has shown that going this route does necessarily result in a championship ring at the end of the year, and teams that have a strong farm system do equally as well. Whats the ScoreA Sports Commentary byDudley Sargent See Crank It on page B3 & FACES PLACES Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com Photo by Tasha NewboldTrivia Night WinnersCrank ItOn Wednesday, January 22, at 3 Bananas, there were nine teams playing. The first place winners, who received a $50 gift certificate, were Bubbas & Floozies, whose members are Irv and Elaine Rae, Wright and Marianne Simmons, Walt Nunning, Fran Mara, Will Parker, and Doug Bopp. The second place team, who received a $30 gift certificate, was Daring Divas. The third place team, who received a $20 gift certificate, was Shake & Bake. Ditzy Chicks + came in fourth, and Couch Potatoes came in fifth. The Beer Round was won by Couch Potatoes. Dont delay, get a team together and play today! Trivia Night is every Wednesday at 3 Bananas, starting at 6 p.m., and new teams are always welcome.Special to theCourier Journal Briseyda Lugo was recognized at the most recent Crescent City Commission meeting as this months Student of the Month at Middleton-Burney Elementary School. The following is what her third grade teacher, Ms. Dean, had to say about the kind of student she is and why she nominated Lugo for this honor: When I was asked to nominate one of my students for consideration for Student of the Month, I did not have to think twice. Back in August when Briseyda Lugo walked into my classroom I knew she was going to be a shining star. She was excited about learning, well mannered, and befriended everyone. She was the natural choice for Student of the Month. Briseyda strives to do her very best. She works hard, and doesnt let anything get in her way. She is constantly improving her skills in math and reading. In fact, she helps other students by studying in class with them. She loves to read, and I always find her with a book in her hands. Briseyda shows compassion to everyone in our class. She will work with anyone that I need her to work with. She doesnt complain about others, but tries to find a way to help solve problems that arise between them. She encourages her classmates, and helps them become successful. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach such a wonderful student. As she continues down her path I know I will hear of her great accomplishments. I will smile knowing that I saw that greatness when she was in my class.Middleton-Burney Student of the Month Special to theCourier Journal Tax-free Shopping Holiday ExtendedThe Florida Retail Federation applauded Governor Rick Scott for including a 10-day Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday in his budget proposal to the Florida Legislature. Families across Flor ida benefit from big tax savings on clothes and school supplies during the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, a popular annual tradition in Florida. Extending the time period for the holiday will give families more time to take advantage of tax savings and markdowns, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. Florida retailers appreciate Governor Scotts support for a longer sales tax holiday. It would be a great boost for Floridas families and for our retailers. It gives many families whose paychecks come on two-week cycles another chance to take advantage of the sales that retailers offer. Retailers traditionally compete with sales and mark downs to attract shoppers during the tax holiday, and we see an increase in sales because of it, said McAllister. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY A study by The Washington Economics Group (WEG) that examined the impact of the back-to-school sales tax holiday confirmed that increased spending during the three-day period in 2010 generated $115 million more in taxable sales, and $293 million more in overall sales. That economic boost leads to higher payrolls in the retail industry. Retailers say they typically boost staffing by about 20 percent during the tax holiday weekend to accommodate shoppers. In general, retailers say they get an average increase of between 30 and 40 percent in store traffic over the weekend because of the sales tax holiday. HISTORY OF THE SALES TAX HOLIDAY IN FLORIDA The first sales tax holiday in Florida was enacted in 1998, and ran for seven days from August 15 to 21. It applied to clothing and footwear valued at $50 or less. It was patterned on a sales-taxfree period first enacted in the state of New York. There have been Special to theCourier Journal See Tax Free on page B3

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To celebrate Black History month, the Putnam County Library System is hosting a very special event. Derek Hankerson of Freedom Road Trail Productions will be visiting some of the branches and talking about three of Putnam Countys very own citizens who had a hand in the Civil Rights movement. Hankerson is a producer and director for Freedom Road Trail and is involved in the recognition of servant leaders of the Civil Rights movement. He will be visiting the following branches on the following dates: Crescent City: Friday, February 7, 10 a.m. Palatka: Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. Interlachen: Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. For additional information on these visits, please contact the Putnam County Library Headquarters, 386-329-0126. 11th Annual Air Potato Rodeo Ravine Gardens State Park will host the 11th Air Potato Rodeo Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Air Potato Rodeo is an annual park beautication day and resource management project held to help control the air potato vine (Dioscorea Bulbifera) that is widespread at Ravine Gardens. Controlling this pest plant is crucial in maintaining the historic beauty of the formal gardens in the park. Air Potato wranglers will assist park staff and volunteers in the collection of the potato-like tubers in efforts to control the sprouting and spread of the vine. All ages are invited to enjoy a day of resource management fun, refreshments and community involvement. Prizes will be given for the largest potato, smallest potato, and the most unusually shaped potato. Admission into the park is free to participants, and the rst 100 volunteers will receive a free tee-shirt. Gloves, trash bags, and tools will be provided. Par ticipants should wear long sleeves and pants, as well as closed-toe shoes. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen. Register by visiting www.AirPotatoRodeo.eventbrite.com or by calling the park at 386-329-3721. For more information please contact Lauren Watkins at 386329-3721 or email Lauren.Watkins@dep.state..us. For more about Ravine Gardens State Park or Florida State Parks visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. Gift Boxes Do you have unused greeting cards lying around and dont know what to do with them? Then, join the Crescent City Library Saturday, February 15, at 10 a.m. and learn how to make small gift boxes out of greeting cards! All supplies provided for free. This is a program offered free by the Putnam County Library System, PAL, and the Board of County Commissioners, with additional support from Branch Library Friends groups, the Putnam County Library Board, Inc., and the librarys Fabulous Volunteers. SJR State College to Hold Dual Enrollment Information Sessions St. Johns River State College will hold information sessions for parents and students interested in the dual enrollment program from 6 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, February 17 Orange Park Campus, 283 College Drive, Room D0014 Tuesday, February 18 Palatka Campus, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Valhalla Hall (Administration Building, A152) Wednesday, February 19 St. Augustine Campus, 2990 College Drive, Room C116 The dual enrollment program provides eligible high school seniors and juniors the opportunity to earn college credit while earning credit toward a high school diploma. College credits earned are transferable to all Florida state universities as well as some private and out-of-state colleges and universities. Tuition and lab fees are free for all dual enrollment students. Classes are offered locally at high schools and at SJR States three campuses. Public and private high school students as well as homeschooled students are served by this program that was created by Florida Statute 1007.271 and is governed by state law. For more information, contact SJR States dual enrollment ofce at 386-312-4136 or visit online at SJRstate.edu. Bluegrass Music Celebrates at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 10th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka. The three day event begins Thursday, February 20, 12 p.m., with Open Stage daily at 11 a.m. and goes until 10 p.m. each night. The terric line-up features The James King Band, Kody Norris & The Watauga Mountain Boys, The Bluegrass Brothers, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, The Stevens Family, Goldwing Express, The Gibson Brothers, The Seldom Scene, The Primitive Quartet and Ron Thomason and Dry Branch Fire Squad, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band. Ticket prices: Three Day General Admission Tickets $85 for adults and $45 for children ages 6-13; General Admission Daily Tickets: $3 for adults and $15 for children; Children under 6 get in for free with parents. For more information visit www.adamsbluegrass.com or send an email to info@adamsbluegrass.com. For tickets, call the ticket ofce at 706-864-7203 or Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Camping at 386-328-1281 One Book One Putnam presents the Backcountry Photography Contest One Book One Putnam is holding a photography contest to highlight the selection of Bob Lees Backcountry Lawman as the 10th Anniversary choice for the 2014 county-wide reading event. The contest seeks photographs of the nature and wildlife of Putnam County. In addition to rst and second place cash prizes totaling $300, 18 of the entries will be included in an 18 month calendar for 2014-2015. The winner will be featured on the cover of the calendar. The photographer of the rst place photograph will receive $200, and the second place photographer $100. In addition, the rst place photograph will be used as the cover photo for the calendar. Calendars will be available for pur chase at the One Book One Putnam nal event on Thursday, February 27, at the GFWC Womans Club of Palatka. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to all. For general information, contact the Putnam County Library at 386-329-0126 or visit www.onebookcontests.info online. Pomona Park Farmers Market A Farmers Market will be held at the Pomona Park Community Center, rain or shine, the rst Saturday of every month. The market begins at 7 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Michelle Johnson at 386-983-1314 or Joyce Svingala at 386-649-9293.PALATKA LIONS MEETING P ALA TKA ELKS LODGE PUTNAM COUNTY SHRINE CLUB PUTNAM COUNTY TEA PARTY SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL SEVILLE VIA MEETINGSOUTH PUTNAM WOMANS CLUB ST. 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child in the service never wants to hear. Mrs. Weaver. We regret to inform you that your son Aaron was killed in action today while serving his country. Weaver was awoken the next morning with almost the same bone chilling words. Aaron was on his way to see Weaver after his blood screening and was shot down by some low life pieces of scum. Those are not his words but mine. Weaver would not fly a Black Hawk Helicop ter again overseas. He said, Aar on knew the risk, in 1993 he was in the battle in Mog adishu, Somalia, you know the one that the movie, Black Hawk Down, was based on. Weaver returned home shortly after that and became a flight instructor at Fort Ruck er, training the next generation of Ar my Avi ators and officers in Al abama. Roll Tide Roll! (I just had to add that in because W eaver is a big Gator fan.) Not long after he was home, he en tered a competition that the military has called, Military Idol, a spinof f of American Idol. Weaver was runner up and got to open up for Geor ge Jones. I asked him, When was it that you knew you wanted to be a singer? He replied, I think it was that night when I opened for George Jones. Standing up there in front of the crowd preforming, it was amazing and I re member thinking, this is what I was bor n to do. Weaver finally retired from the military after 20 years, and all the years of doing karaoke contests for extra mon ey had finally paid off when he r eleased his first big single, Crank It. I asked him where he gets his ambition and drive from, because he is always on the go, from town to town and state to state. Weaver said, My passion and drive are fueled by my brother giving his life for this great country that allows me to pur sue my dreams. I look at it this way T ravis, for three minutes at a time, I get to make an impact with my mu sic on peoples lives, to watch them sing the words along with me from a song I wrote or sing is just amazing. You know, I wish I had enough room in this article to tell you Weavers life story, but that is impossible in only 1500 words or less. I would like to tell you just one more thing that makes Weaver who he is. Not long ago, a lit tle girl was riding on the back of a motor cycle with her daddy. A s they were driving down a side road, a sprinkler in someones yard kicked on and hit the daddy in the face, he lost control and he died in the crash. The little girl was so badly injured that she wasnt expected to make it and was put on the childrens foundation, Make A Wish, list. Now this little girl could have asked for anything in this world, but her wish was to see Weaver in concert. Somehow, by the grace of God, this little girl pulled through and was taken off the list. She was granted the wish, and when Weaver got word of this, he went out into the audience and greeted the little girl before the concert. He also signed a guitar and other personal items that wer e auctioned off to help with this little girls medical bills. As you know, I had written about Summer Delaney and her acci dent last week and I called R yan up to ask him if he would send her a couple of items, to which he said, no problem. But there was one problem, he really didnt want peo ple to know about it be cause he doesnt want people to think he only did it because she was injured. Ive told you this sto ry because I wanted you to see the real per son that Weaver is, and not only is he a great performer and one of my friends, but he is truly a good man with a heart of gold that can be seen not only off stage, but on stage as well. Weaver will be play ing at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Friday, February 28, at 7 p.m. If you dont get to see him there, then you can catch him at the Chaso Festival Wednesday, March 26, or in Inverness, Satur day, April 12. He has agreed to send me a signed cd and pic ture to give away on the Putnam County Courier Journal Facebook page. I should have the items in two weeks, so dont forget to go on and play the contest. You can also go to http://weavercountry. com and check out his songs and learn more about him. Before closing, I want to give the Weaver and Billings family my condolences. Weavers brother-in-law, Ran dy Billings, was shot down in his helicopter just about a month ago in Afghanistan. I want to thank Weaver for letting me tell you his story and for serving this great country we live in. I also want to thank you for reading my articles each and every week. Oh and one last thing, Happy Birthday Ryan! Weaver is a Val entines Day baby. Im not r eally sure how old his is because he was born on leap year.Crank It from pg. B1 B3 Iron Man from page A1 Teacher of the WeekMr. Robert Bush Name: Robert Bush Hometown: Tampa AP Government, Gov ernment, AP Economics, and Economics Degrees: Bachelors of Arts and Social Studies, and Jurs Doctorate I want to help students graduate, and be prepared for what awaits them after high school. 13 years Sarcasm is the bodys nat ural response to stupidity. Class Notes Friday, January 17, the HOSA group attended the Otronicon held at the Orlando Science Center. Along with other students from her health class, Mrs. Sauls and her HOSA group toured each floor of the Orlando Science Center. Each floor had different learning experience. They participated and got involved with interactive games, virtual worlds, and digital art, as well as military and medical simulators. The simulators allowed the students to have hands on experience on how science works and how digital media technologies will impact our world. The trip was an awesome experience and wonderful. I hoped it helped stimulate their interest in the careers presented, stated Sauls Sauls and this years HOSA group also helped with the blood drive held at the high school Wednesday and Thursday, January 14 and 15. Every school year, the group holds a total of five blood drives. Drives were held last September and November as well. Students are able to donate at the age of 16 with parental permission, and without permission at age 17. This month they were able to receive 90 good units of blood. For the past four years, HOSA has been statistically above Palatka and Interlachen High Schools in blood drives. Sauls and HOSA have been doing blood drives for the past 13 years. They have received merits, awards, and trophies for their outstanding participation and blood donations in these drives. They even won the All State and High School Districts Trophies last year. The next blood drive will be Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20. They encourage students to participate and donate blood to save lives. The Crescent City High School Baseball team will be having a Preseason Tournament at Mt. Dora Bible from Monday, February 3, to Friday, February 7. Come and support your Raiders baseball team. The baseball team is holding a benefit R.B.I and Rib dinner to benefit Summer Delaney. They will be hosting the dinner at the 100-inning game Satur day, February 1. The dinners cost $15 per slab, and will be ready for pick up after 10 a.m. You can call the high school at 386-6981629 to purchase your tickets. Carmen Salgado Student Reporter Students of the WeekKloresia Thomas Krista Sullivan Name: Krista Sullivan Age: 16 11th Parent: Melissa Sullivan Hometown: Colorado Gymnastics Go to college and get a masters degree. CCJSHS: The Dual Enrollment Program Name: Kloresia Thomas Age: 13 Parents: Florencia Whyte Become a fashion designer : Basketball, Cheerleading, and Track : School is fun and I like to see my friends. I like the teachers and in-school activities. Student Profile by: Rashaan Mims Student Profile by: Hope Andrews Teacher Profile by: Hope Andrews Musings of an OmnivoreAn omnivore is an animal that eats a vari ety of plant and animal pr oducts. An omnivore is also one that takes in everything available, as with the mind. Orig inally thinking only of diet, I was surprised at the second meaning. It is one we can all strive for. I love to learn new things and my mind moves from one topic to another with gusto! So, I will cover a variety of related topics in a Q&A format. I hope you find something of interest. some raw, some cooked nated oils vegetables and fruits are (in order of most to least): fermented, raw or dried, frozen, cooked until just done, canned. Fermentation adds enzymes. Cook ing destroys enzymes. However some veg etables are more nutritious and certainly mor e palatable cooked. seeds it on the bone. The bone provides additional nutrition that you will miss if you cook only boneless cuts. highly nutritious. Tra ditional cultures re vered organ neat for fertility and str ength. moment that preserva tives and fillers improve nutrition. Read labels. If it wont spoil, it likely has no nutritional value. Digestion equals decomposition. build your immune system. A: The bug eats the poison and dies. The chicken eats the poi soned bug and is ill or dead. The person eats the egg or meat of the poisoned chicken. I dont want that. Healthy soil con tains lots of bacteria and miniscule animals. Pesticides and some fertilizers kill these im portant little plants and little animals. When the soil does not have life, it will not support life. We need benefi cial bugs to carry on a str ong ecology; the good bugs battle the bad bugs. It is the same inside your body. If you kill all the good bacteria in your body, you will have health problems. A : Fermented foods are great for re-establishing healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. Yogurt, with live active cultures, is good. But termilk has live active cultur es. Traditionally fermented sauerkraut, pickles, or other veg gies are loaded with lacto-bacillus. (Check out The Complete Idiots Guide to Fermen tation) Raw apple cider or raw apple cider vinegar are very nutritious. Just r emember, if it is pasteurized, the helpful enzymes are killed. Check out Cultur esfor Health.com. A: This question em bodies the slow food choices affect health. Food should be nour ishing, not harmful. W e tend to think food that does not imme diately make us sick must be OK. Not so. Health is cumulative. It is not convenient to exercise. It is not con venient to garden. It is not convenient to eat food that must be nur tured, protected, har vested, and prepared or pr eserved. If you dont want to do all that, you can at least seek sources to purchase healthy food. Some of it can be eaten raw, others, you will need to cook. to have several nice produce markets and honey producers in South Putnam County. Please support these local businesses. farmer who is using sustainable methods. A: Think about it. Is it a good idea to let the go vernment think for you? A: I dont think so. A: No. If it is local, you can spend your dollars o n quality instead of transport. Also, your dollars will support lo cal people and stay lo cal. A:Fr om MotherEarth News.com: The Jour nal of Pesti cide Reform published one of the most com prehensive reviews of the dangers associated with glyphosate posure to glyphosate include eye irri tation, blurred vision, skin rashes, bur ning or itchy skin, nausea, sore throat and difficul ty breathing, headache, lethar gy, nose bleeds and dizziness. phosate and herbicides c ontaining glyphosate caused genetic damage to human and animal cells. ers and other people exposed to glyphosate herbicides link this exposure to increased risks of cancer, mis carriages and attention deficit disor der. Addi tional laboratory tests have confir med the results of these studies. indicates that glyphosate herbicides can reduce production of sex hor mones. phosate herbicides increases the severity of a variety of plant dis eases. sate contamination of water ar e limited, but new results indicate that it can easily con taminate streams in b oth agricultural and urban areas. bicides cause more of f-target damage inci dents than all but one other herbicide 2, 4-D. cides cause genetic damage and harm to the immune system in fish. In frogs, glyphosate herbicides cause genetic damage and abnormal development. Is this what we want for our world and our of fspring? Next week, I will be covering topics such as livestock, farming, and GMOs. Stay tuned!Cindy Hair Community Contributor sales tax holidays in Florida in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Florida time included a sales tax break on personal computers and accessories of up to $750. Floridas sales tax holiday was expanded in 1999 to a nine-day holiday spanning two weekends from July 31 to August 8 and the value of tax-ex empt clothing raised to $100. The holiday in 2000 was nearly identical. In 2001, school supplies with a selling price under $10 were exempted for the first time, while the clothing exemption was reduced to $50. After a two-year hiatus, the nine-day holiday returned in 2004 and continued through 2007 with an exemption on clothing under $50 and school supplies under $10. In 2005, to encourage residents to stock up on emergency supplies, Florida added a Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which continued through 2007. When the sales tax holiday returned in 2010, it was a threeday holiday from August 13-15 with exemptions on clothing under $50 and school supplies under $10. The three-day tax holiday was repeated in 2011 from August 1214, with increased exemptions of clothing up to $75 and school supplies up to $15. In 2012 it ran from August 3-5, and in 2013 it ran from August 2 to 4.Tax Free from pg. B1

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Tyler is survived by his parents Gail and Lee West, a brother, Tate West, all of Palatka, his special friend, Jana Wilhite of Palatka, his aunts and uncles, Lynn Minor (Mike) of San Mateo, Margaret West (Dub) of Palatka, Howard Carnes (Tammi) of Satsuma, Lar ry Carnes (Leianne) of Old Town, James West (Carol Jean) of Flagler Beach, Robert Revels of East Palatka, and Ronnie Robbins of Hastings, and numerous cousins. Services celebrating Tylers life were at 3 p.m., Thursday, January 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Palatka, with Pastors John Bennett and Gene Maddox ofciating. Burial followed at Oak Hill West Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Flowers are gratefully accepted or the family requests memorial donations be made to Palatka High School Football fund, 302 Mellon Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Tylers Book of Memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. BARDIN Brenda Arlene Kemp Brenda Arlene Kemp, 64, of Bardin, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Putnam Community Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, she resided in Bardin for 25 years, moving here from Penney Farms. Brenda worked 23 years at the customer service desk at Wal-Mart in Palatka. She was a member of Decoy Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Her bert and Dorothy Strout, a son, Keith Edward Kemp, and a brother, Paul Strout. Brenda is survived by her husband of 43 years, Edward Kemp of Bardin, a son, Kevin A. Kemp of St. Augustine, two daughters, Karen Charleen Kemp of St. Augustine and Kim Marie Kemp of Gadsden, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were at 11 a.m., Friday, January 24, at Decoy Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Baker ofciating. Burial followed at Decoy Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Brendas Book of Memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.Obituaries from page A5 2009 Hometown ContentSudoku Puzzle #3038-MMedium12 3 4561 2785 287 1542 961 76 91 5864 193 SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 CROSSWORD PUZZLE Solution is on page B2 B4 Request for Proposals For The Development of City-Owned PropertyThe City of Crescent Citys Community Redevelopment Area Board (hereinafter referred to as the City) is soliciting proposals from potential developers and/or end users for the redevelopment of City-owned property, through sale, lease or combination thereof. The Property is approximately 2.16 acres in size and is located within the Citys Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) at the center of Crescent Citys business district (hereinafter referred to as the Property). The Property consists of one existing building totaling 8,800 sq ft; approximately 34,000 sq ft of paved parking areas; and the remainder is vacant redevelopment of any part or all of the building, parking areas and vacant land. The property and structure in question is centrally located in Crescent Citys historic business district with frontage on four roadways, including SR15/US17. at 3 N. Summit Street, Crescent City, FL, 32112. The opportunity to submit proposals will remain open until April 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Contact: Patrick Kennedy, City Manager 3 N. Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112 (386) 698-2525 Respondents are required to submit one (1) original, nine (9) copies and one (1) digital copy in a sealed envelope marked in red ink RESPONSE TO CRA BOARD REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS, DUE DATE: APRIL 16, 2014 AT 4 PM. Responses should clearly indicate which development area(s) the response is for. To facilitate effective pages. All questions shall be emailed to the contact listed above and, all questions will be answered in writing. Forms required by this RFP, appendix documentation, sectional dividers, and front and back covers will not be counted toward the total pages. At the and respondents may be asked to give a short presentation or interview as part of the evaluation and selection process. The City of Crescent City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a Drug Free Workplace and an E-Verify Employer. For a more detailed and complete RFP, including a more thorough explanation of the vision for the property, property description and land use opportunities, surveys, aerials, The City of Crescent City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid or the bidding process and consider quality and convenience of the proposal.1/29/14CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE The Town of Welakas Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunitys Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program for the FFY 2013 funding cycle. The Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the Town Hall Council Chambers, Town of Welaka, located at 400 4th Street, Welaka, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Ms. Jennifer McDaniel, Town Clerk, Town of Welaka at (386) 467impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 9558771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).1/29/14 DOWNTOWN PALATKA, INC. RADIO SHOW10% OFF ENTIRE TABListen to DPI radio to increase the value of your coupon714 St. Johns Ave.386-325-5454 BINGO PalaceOpen Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 3 Progressive Games Daily!201 St. Johns Avenue Palatka, Florida 32177 (386) 328-5822 bingopalaceflorida.com Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Got fax?Send or receive for only $2 per pageFax: 386.698.1994

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Florida Statutes. SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids.1G8ZG1476NZ161529 1992 SATURN 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC gives Notice of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on February 14, 2014, 10:00 am at 2407 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2803, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids.4T1BB46K17U030464 2007 TOYOTA 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC gives Notice of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on February 14, 2014, 10:00 am at 2407 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2803, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids.1G4HP54C3LH422703 1990 BUICK 1/29/14 PUTNAM COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION By/s/ Jackie Garrett Secretary to the Board 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PRECISION TOWING & RECOV ERY, LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on February 11, 2014, 10:00 am at 3816 REID ST PALAT KA, FL 32177-2525, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PRECISION TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1G3WX52H6YF168479 2000 OLDSMOBILE 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC gives Notice of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on February 14, 2014, 10:00 am at 2407 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2803, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids.3B7HC13Z1SM179062 1995 DODGE 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC gives Notice of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on February 14, 2014, 10:00 am at 2407 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2803, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the able Lot Rent. 386698-3648 TFN DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. 2/19 FOR SALE: Like new queen-size mattress. ercise machine, ask ing $50, and another asking $25. Call Mike at 386-916-6630. 1/29 NEW HOPE VILLAS APARTMENTS 2BR $256/month, 3BR $316/month, 4BR $351/month. Rent al assistance avail able for those who qualify Call Patty at 386-749-0075. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR TUNITY TDD PHONE 1-800-955-8771 TFN LAKEVIEW GROVE APTS. 62 or older, dis abled or handicapped regardless of age, with or without children. 1 & 2 Bedroom Apart ments. Central heat/ air blinds. Section 8 accepted. Rental as sistance may be avail able for those who qualify Call Lucretia 386-698-2513. TTD 1-800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity pro vider & employer. TFN OAKWOOD GROVE APTS1, 2 & 3 Bed room apartments. Section 8 accepted. Central heat/air car pet, blinds, laundry on site. Call Lucretia 386-698-2513 TDD 1800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity pro vider & employer. TFN RENT T O OWN Re furbished 1/1 in Quiet Adult Mobile Home Park on Lake Cres cent, Boating, Fishing, -CASE NO. V-13-021: This is a request by Vickey Berry for a variance to allow Carport on Small lot. The property is 0.13 +/acres and is located at 94 Happiness Drive, Welaka. (Parcel number 33-11-26-8791-00000940). The property is zoned R-2 (Residential-2). CASE NO. SUP-14-001: This is a request by James and Carrie LLC for a variance to allow a 190 Monopole-type Communication Tower. The property is 23.95 +/acres and is located at 129 State Road 100, Palatka. (Parcel number 29-09-26-0000-0050-0000). The property is zoned AG (Agriculture). A detailed legal description and maps are available for inspection at the Planning & Development Services Department, located at 2509 Crill Ave., Ste. 300, Palatka, Florida, or call staff at 386-326-7136 for further information. All interested persons wishing to speak on behalf of or in opposition to this request will be heard at the above stated place and time. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact Jackie Garrett at 386-326-7136 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above listed meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and submitted to the Planning & Development Services Department. Please be advised that other petitions located south of Dunns Creek and east of the St. Johns River may also be scheduled for this hearing. Legal advertisement for these petitions will appear in the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER JOURNAL. PUTNAM COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT By/s/ Jackie Garrett Secretary to the Board 1/29/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PUTNAM COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (Ordinance No. 200518, as amended) BY WAY OF CHANGES TO THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP. The Putnam County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Commission Meeting Room, located at 2509 Crill Avenue, Suite 100, Palatka, Florida, to consider proposed changes to the Official Zoning Map as follows: Case Number R-14-001, Application by: Putnam County requesting to change the zoning for the lots previously advertised on January 22 and the additional properties listed below from R-2 (Residential-2) to AG (Agriculture) for 518.14 +/acres. The subject properties are located in Lake George Manor in the Georgetown area, and includes all parcels over 2 acres in size. Additional Parcel Numbers: 0113-26-4910-0070-0580; 01-13-264910-0070-0570; 01-13-26-49100070-0571; 01-13-26-4910-00700561; 01-13-26-4910-0070-0560; 01-13-26-4910-0070-0550; 0113-26-4910-0070-0590; 01-13-264910-0070-0600; 01-13-26-4910LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 14-01-CP-53 IN RE: The Estate of DAVID LEE WARD a/k/a DAVID L. WARD a/k/a DAVID WARD a/k/a DAVIE WARD, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of DAVID LEE WARD a/k/a DAVID L. WARD a/k/a DAVID WARD a/k/a DAVIE WARD, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court of Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, File No. 14-01-CP-53, the address of which is Putnam County Courthouse, 410 St. Johns Ave., 0758. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims, or demands against the estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui dated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claim with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 29, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ LISA JONES 125 Uselma Avenue Jefferson, Ohio 44047 /s/ JAY D. ASBURY Attorney for Personal Representative Crescent City, FL 32112 (386) 698-1970 Florida Bar No. 0107109 1/29-2/5/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PUTNAM COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT A public hearing will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, located at 2509 Crill Ave., Ste. 100, Palatka, Florida, to consider the following application for a variance under the provisions of the Putnam County Land Development Code (Ordinance No. 2005-18, as amended): CASE NO. V-13-020: This is a request by James and Joan Shalls for a variance to allow a reduction in the required side yard setback from 20 to 5 for a proposed carport and shed. The property is 2 +/acres and is located at 149 Mays Cove Road, East Palatka. (Parcel number 37-09-27-0000-09900100). The property is zoned AE (Agriculture Estates).CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise INDEX AND INFORMATION DEADLINE: 10 A.M. Monday Prior to Wednesdays Publication Day (EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS) 386/698-1644 Fax 698-1994 email: classifieds@cjnewsfl.com Office Hours: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Closed Sat. and Sun. CHECK YOUR AD for errors the first day. Lake Street Publishing Company will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion and to no greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors of omission of copy. Lake Street Publishing Company re-serves the right to correctly classify, delete objectionable words, phrases or refuse any advertisement. PA ID CLASSIFIEDSFIRST 20 WORDS FOR 5 DOLLARS WORDS 25 CENTS EACH Buy 3, Get One FREEfor individuals only (no businesses, realtors, dealers, etc.) In the following categories: Announcements, Garage Sales, Employment, Pe ts, Recreational, Agricultural, Merchandise and Transpor tation. Autos / Tr ucks Motorcycles Auto Parts and Repairs Help Wanted Wo rk Wanted Day Care Tu toring Schools Garage Sales Ya rd/Moving Sales Lost and Found Personal Notices Special Occasions Memories Wa nted to Rent Property Homes / Auctions Resort-Vacation Rentals Apartments Homes / Mobile For Sale For Adoption Boats for Sale Marine Supplies Recreational Ve hicles For Sale/Rent Auctions Wa nted to Buy Business Opp. Employment Inq. Investments Loans Farm Machinery Farm Implements Farm Tools B5 Putnam County You Have a ChoiceLegal AdvertisingIN PUTNAM COUNTY PUTNAM COUNTYCJ A burn ban is now in effect for all of Putnam County, an d will remain in effect indefinitely. There is a $12,500.00 reward for any informatio n leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist(s) in any area of the County. Open burning, except outdoor grills used in preparing food, and commercial land clearing where on-site inspection and approval has been granted by the Florida Division of Forestry are prohibited. It must be determined that there will be sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on-site before the Division of Forestry will grant approval. The use or discharge of fireworks, combustible compounds, flares, lawn debris and trash burning will be considered in violation of the ban. The violation of this order is a seconddegree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 for each offense and by a term of imprisonment of up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Any person violating the burn ban shall, in addition to the penalties described above, reimburse the County for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such violation, including without limitation, response and suppression costs. Any information concerning suspicious activity in the area of a brush fire in Putnam County is encouraged to call Putnam County Sheriffs Office at 386329-0800 or you may call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-277-8477. ) Church......................A5 Community............. ..A3 County Lines............B2 Crossword/Sudoku..B4 Faces & Places.......B1 Opinion....................A2 Our Life....................A4 Public Notices.........B5In This Issue: Putnam County Saturday April 21, 2012 from 7:30 10 a.m. at the Welaka N ational F ish Hatch ery, 726 Hwy 309, Welaka, FL 32139. Free for all kids ages 5-15 Registration 7:3 0 a.m. F ishing at 8 a. m. Prizes at 10 a .m. Lots of gre at prizes 2 ponds ope n, Bass, Br eam, Cat sh. Bri ng your own B ait. Al Fish are ke epers. One Line per Child allowed in the Water Small Fry Tent Ope n for the U nder 5 yrs O ld Crowd!Lane and Road ClosuresThe follo wing lane and r oad clos ures will be in effect unt il April 20: State Road 19 : Daytim e lane closures for southbound traf c from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday t hrough Thursda y from St. John s Avenue to Crill Avenu e (State R oad 20) for di tch cleanin g. US 17: Dayt ime lane closure s from the V olusia Cou nty line to State Road 100 West Monda y through Thursday while crews repain t the roadway markings, e xcluding the constructio n zones in Crescent C ity and in East Pal atka. US 17: Da ytime lane cl osures from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p. m. Monday t hrough F riday from Laurel Lane to Junctio n Road whi le crews instal l irrigation lines in th e medians. US 17: Nighttime lane closures from 7 p. m. to 6 a.m Monday thr ough Friday from Sta te Road 207 to the Memori al Bridge f or asphalt removal and pa ving. Also, possible day time lane clos ures for concrete delivery for drivew ay, curb and sid ewalk recons truction.Master Gardeners Pl ant Sale Chamber After HoursGuest Speaker and Field Trip17TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING RO DEOThe Ann ual Plant Sale by the Maste r Gardener s of Putnam County ta kes place on April 21, 20 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at t he Putnam C ounty Exte nsion Ofce, 111 Yelvington Rd ., East Palatka in the auditorium. Eac h year the Master Garde ners offer plants, trees, see ds, garden needs and t reasures at the plant sale. Mas ter Gardene rs will be o n duty to ans wer gardenin g questions Soil sampl es may be submitted for free ph testing, whi ch will take 7-10 days. B aked goods wil l also be f or sale to hungry gue sts and Master Gardeners. Al l proceeds m ade from this sale are retur ned to the c ommunit y through the many projects th e Master Gardeners are involved in, such as; sch ool gardens summe r day camps gardening cla sses, ph soi l testing, demonstration gardens, home vis its, commu nity garden s, and more Please stop by on April 21 and take hom e plants a nd other items pr ovided by the Master Gardeners The Putnam County C hamber of Co mmerce wil l be holdin g their mon thly Busi ness After Hour s on Thursday April 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the Firs t Coast Technical Co llege, 102 P ort Road next to Newcastle S hipyards in the Barge P ort. Putnam County Env ironmental Council w ill meet at the P alatka Libr ary, located at CR 20 a nd College Road, th is Thursday April 19 at 7 p. m. The g uest speaker w ill be the aw ard-winning bird and nature photograph er, Bill Chi tty, of Fl orahome, The public is invited to this p rogram, and refreshments will be served. Then on S aturday April 21 PCEC w ill follow up this prog ram by t aking a eld trip to th e Welaka Fish Hat chery. Part icipants wil l meet at 9:30 A.M. at the B eecher Sprin g Unit of t he Hatchery, w hich is located 3 .3 mile s south of the o nly traf c li ght in Welaka on CR 309. This is th e time of yea r when newly h atched sh are released into the p onds, and a multit ude of bird s y in for fe eding. Th is makes for great photograph s. Bring your cam era, or just come for bi rd watching Afterward, tho se interested can enjoy a Dutch tre at lunch a t Shrimp-R -Us in Welaka. Any questio ns, contac t Carol at 386-4 672231 or j-c macdonald@att .net Free Ta x Prep Assis tance at Se ville Commun ity Resource Center is now ava ilable throug h April 15 on the following da ys: Tuesda ys from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday s from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Tax Assistance Bass Fishing TournamentThe 16th A nnual Save Rodman R eservoir open boat bass tournam ent will be held on Ap ril 21. L aunching will be from Kenw ood Landing. The tourn ament ends at 3 p.m. wi th the weigh-i n. Entry per boat is $100 with a 70 perc ent paybac k to the top 15 percent of th e eld. Br eakfast and d inner will be served as well as coffee, co ld drinks, and donuts River City Tourname nts is in cha rge of conduc ting the to urnament. Fo r more informa tion call Ed Tay lor at 386329-0205.Pinwheels For PreventionThe Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC at UNF), the states principal source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Lynch has been hired as a Business Analyst. Lynch will provide confid ential consulting and training to small business owners at the new SBDC office in Putn am County. Lynch brings extensive experience to the position. Over the past 20 years she has played an instrumenta l part in several start-up ventures, where she implemented all fin ancial and operational systems in companies that ranged from real estate, to online retail, to the entertainment industry. One company grew to over $100 million in assets and employed 150 individuals in three states. Lynch has served a multitude of clients on long-term and shortterm consulting engagements, initiating systems, procedures and in some cases turnaround, of both U.S. and foreign organizations. Lynch also holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance. We are so pleased to have Cheryl Lynch join the SBDC. She has a tremendous amount of experience in owning and growing a business which will be a n asset to our clients in Putnam County, said Janice Donaldson, Regional Director of the SBDC at UNF. In her new role at the SBDC at UNF, Lynch will work one on one with clients who are interested in starting or who already own a small business. She will work primarily out of the SBDC office at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce located at 1100 Reid Street in Palatka. The office was officially open on March 28. Businesses who are interested in setting up a time to meet with Lynch can call 386.328.3293. The new SBDC office in Putnam County is made possible through support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of North Florida, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of County Commissioners, City of Palatka, and the Putnam County Development Authority. Since 1976, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida has helped over 35,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The SBDC at UNF provides potential and existing business owners with confidential consulting and training in all aspects of business management and growth. Experienced consultants help bu siness owners develop strategies to increase sales, create jobs and improve profitability. For additional information, contact: Stephanie Royal at (904) 6202428 or sroyal@unf. edu.Small Business Gets Big Help in PutnamDont Get Burned by Burn BanLimite d Time Only! $15 can x your cat or kit ten. Angle P aws Animal F riends, Inc., through a program with Jac ksonville No More Ho meless Pet s is offering this spa y/neuter. Inc ludes a ea treatment Call 467-3028 for detai ls.Free Feline Spay or NeuterMovies i n the Park, Sponsored by TD Bank On Saturday April 21 at 8 P.M. Happy Feet Two will be shown. Li ght conce ssions will be available. Th is event is also spon sored by B iggs Funeral Home, Crescen t Termite and Florida Po wer and Light. For more i nformation ca ll City Hall at 386-698-2 525.Movies In The Park In order to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has join other clubs and Cities in the Pinwheel for Prevention campaign. As part of the campaign, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has planted a Pinwheel Garden in front of the club. Pinwheels are a symbol of a happy, carefree childhood and the belief that all children deserve to be raised in healthy communities, free from abuse and neglect. Right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. getting it right for kids early on is less costly than trying to fix problems after things have gone wrong. Doesnt every child deserve this opportunity? Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and supporting families. You can get involved by purchasing one of the pinwheels which will be placed in the garden for $3 or purchasing a pinwheel lapel pin $5. To purchase either please stop by Expressions at 332 Central Ave. or call 386-698-1040.The City Commission of the City of Crescent City met Thursday, April 12 in regular session. Among the items on the agenda was the third reading of a proposed charter amendment concerning term limits for commi ssioners and mayor/ commissioner, which passed unanimously, and which will appear on the November ballot; a presentation by the citys auditor, Ron Moats, of the citys financial status, which he said was very good; a resolution addressing compensation for intersection contr ol beacons; a review of the proposed resurfacing and reorientation of the city hall parking lot, necessitated by changes to US 17, and providing for entrance from Florida Avenue; the reconfiguration of the first block of west Lemon Avenue to a one-way stree t, due to safety considerations brought about by the reconfiguration of US 17. All of these issues were resolved by unanimous vote. The Commission also heard project change requests for work being done under the current CBDG housing grant. The students of the month were Jordan Williams from Middleton Burney; Lizbeth Gonzalez and Brooke Batchelor from Miller Intermediate. Crescent City Commission Auctions BANKRUPTCY AUCTION 5,700 +/Acres North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting De velopment Potential 800504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3422 Employment Services NOW HIRING! Truck Driving School Instructors Join CRSTs brand new training school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Relocation assistance provided. Call: 866-756-3407; email: mknoot@crst.com Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Hous ing and Financial aid for placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 Real Estate/ Land for Sale 1.84 Acres with 3 State Views! Prime, wooded, mountaintop acreage with majestic three state views. EZ access to US National Forest. Incredible 4 sea son recreation. Paved roads, underground pow ipal water. 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May Be Available 386-698-4300 Equal Housing Provider Your River Realty100 Georgetown Landing Rd.386-467-3345 RIVER BASS REALTY Patricia A. Boyd Broker-REALTOR BLOCK HOME, newly refurbished paint, carpet, appli ances. 2Br & possible 3rd. Near river in Georgetown. #655460....................$85,000 DECORATED COTTAGE in Georgetown. Beautiful 2Br/1.5 Bath fully furnished & ready to & boating. #680091..$105,000 2005 HOME OF MERIT 1186 sq ft, 3BR/2Bath on 1.13 acres, mostly fenced in very peaceful & quiet area. #658604....................$59,900 Real Estate For Rent Legal Notices 0070-0610; 01-13-26-4910-00700620; 12-13-26-4910-0070-0630; 12-13-26-4910-0070-0640; 1213-26-4910-0070-0650; 12-13-264910-0070-0660; 12-13-26-49100070-0670; 12-13-26-4910-00700680. If the Planning Commission acts on this request at this meeting, then a public hearing will then be held by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. This hearing will also be held in the County Commissioner Meeting Room, located at 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka, Florida. A full-length legal description and map are available for review in the Planning & Development Services Offices, located at 2509 Crill Avenue, Suite 300, Palatka, Florida during normal business hours. Call (386) 326-7136 if you have any questions about this case. All interested persons wishing to speak on behalf of or in opposition to this request will be heard at the above stated place and time. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact Jackie Garrett at 386-326-7136 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above listed meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and submitted to the Planning & Development Services Department. Please be advised that other petitions located north of Dunns Creek and west of the St. Johns River may also be scheduled for this hearing. Legal advertisement for these petitions will appear in the Palatka Daily News. Real Estate For Sale Employment Legal Notices Legal Notices Visit Us At: www.saravelselfstorage.comCertain restrictions apply.18 different size units available with computerized gate access. RV storage. Climate Controlled Storage Units First month $1.00 Saravel Self Storag e (888) 790-2250 If You Need To See Better... You Need To See Dr. Kane PALATKA 328-8387Visit Our Website: www.seedrkane.com QUALITY EYECARE / AFFORDABLE PRICES Azalea Eyecare Center The National Auction Group #685 Sarasota County, FL Florida Press 3.792 inches wide by 4 inches deep Revision: We had to change Absolute Auction to Bankruptcy Auction Thomas J. 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