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Registration for St. Johns River State Colleges summer sessions is in progress. Three sessions will be offered, with ses sion one classes to be held May 7, and June 19, session two classes May 7, and August 7, with session three classes June 25, and August 7. All new students are required to attend orientation and should contact the counseling office for an appointment. New student registration for all summer sessions for those completing orientation begins March 12. Open registration for sessions one and two will begin May 2, and open registration for session three will begin June 18. The last day to apply for summer sessions one and two is April 27. The last day to register is May 6. The last day to apply for summer session three is June 19. The last day to register is June 24. Students are encour aged to apply early. The course schedule for all summer sessions is available online at SJRstate.edu/ courses.html. For more information regarding registration and courses offered, contact your local campus at the numbers listed below or visit the SJR State website at SJRstate.edu. Palatka campus: (386) 312-4200, Or ange Park campus: (904) 276-6800, or the St. Augustine campus: (904) 808-7400. Daylight Savings Time is HERE and Spring begins March 20th, just around the corner and like all (most) of you, I will be glad to say goodbye to Old Man Winter! With March coming to a close right before our eyes, I want to remind you of some important dates and as I said last year one of the best kept secrets in property taxes: the Property Tax Installment Plan. March: If you have not paid your property taxes, they are due by March 31st. You can pay your property taxes in person at any of our offices from 8:30am until 5pm and we are staying open one day per week at each office to allow for tax payments: Interlachen Office is open until 6pm on Tuesday, Palatka Office is open until 6pm on Wednesday, Crescent City Office is open until 6pm on Thursday, and a 24 hour Drop Box available on the Fourth Street side of the Palatka Office. Please remember we cannot process Driver License transactions after 4:30 pm at any of our offices. If you are paying your taxes online, they are due by March 31st and if you are mailing your payment it must be postmarked on or before March 31st, 2014. March is also the month for the 4th installment payment if you are enrolled in the Installment Plan for property taxes. If you are participating in the Partial Payment Program March 31st is the deadline for you to make your final payment. A very important CDL (Commercial Driver License) Medical Certification DEADLINE is March 31st at 12:01 AM. That expiration time means, if you come in our office on Monday March 31st, you will have to pay a Disqualification fee (of $75.00), as per the State and the $6.25 service fee. So for the average person that means Friday, March 28th is the final day to come to our office in person to self-certify, in regards to being exempt or non-exempt for having to obtain a medical card, to retain your CDL. If you use the internet, the deadline is Sunday at Midnight; however, we suggest you not wait until the weekend for online filing, in the case you have problems with the internet. This is an extension of the original due date of January 31st. Remember, self-certification at our office on the 31st of March will incur a disqualification fee; so please visit us no later than Friday, March 28th. April: On the 1st of April, all 2013 property taxes that are not paid are delinquent unless they are received in the mail with a postmark on or before March 31 and the delinquent taxes will begin to bear interest at the rate of 18%. Here it is the best kept secret, Pay your taxes in 4 payments-June, September, December and March and still receive the Discount for the entire amount of the taxes. To participate you have to complete the application and return to the Tax Collector Office by April 30th, 2014. If you are currently on the Installment Plan, you do not have to reapply; successful participation last year automatically enrolls you this year. The good news is you receive the entire discount amount, we send four bills to you between June and March to provide a convenient, budget friendly payment plan to pay your Real Property Taxes. And for the FISHERMEN, April brings the first of four Free Fishing Weekends, where no Florida fishing license is required: For Freshwater fishing ONLY, April 5 6, 2014, enjoy! May: Parcels with delinquent 2013 property taxes will be advertised during the month of May and on May 30th Tax Certificates will be offered for sale for all these properties. As always, we have knowledgeable staff available to answer your questions by calling 386-329-0282 or emailing me at Linda.Myers@ putnam-fl.com. Our Office Staff is proud to serve you and we look forward to seeing many of you in Your Birthday Month as you renew Vehicle Tags and Drivers licenses. In This Issue:Fast Pitch Softball Tryouts Putnam County facebook.com/putnamcountycourierjournal Community Yard SaleFastpitch Softball Tryouts for the Warriors Summer Travel Team High School Division. Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at Interlachen High School. Please contact Scott Kelley at 352-339-0907 for more information. Putnam County Dr. Suess Birthday PartyThe Melrose Public Library will host a Big Birthday Bash for Dr. Seuss Wednesday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. There will be games, fun activities, and reading some of Dr. Seuss most beloved books. So get out your green eggs and your silliest hat its time to join in and have a really Seuss good time. For more information call 352 475-1237. This is a free Putnam County Library System Program. St. James United Methodist Church is having a community yard sale Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spaces are available for sellers, and donated items are accepted. All proceeds benet the missions and ministries of the St. James United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Ruth Vickers at 386-328-9761 or the church ofce at 386-3281461. The church is located at 400 Reid Street in Palatka, across the street from the Putnam County Courthouse. Linda MyersPutnam County Tax Collector e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! My Sisters ClosestThe GFWC Crescent City Womans Club proudly presents its Annual My Sisters Closet Thursday, March 13, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, March 14, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. At the clubhouse located at 604 N. Summit Street. My Sisters Closet is where new and slightly used clothing come together to provide everything for your new spring wardrobe. While you browse the wears, take time to enjoy the wonderful kitchen delights including snacks and coffee as well as lunch. For more information or for donations, contact Etta at 386-6980809. Braided RugsA beginners braided rug class is Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pioneer Settlement library. Class size is limited to six participants, and cost $30, with a 10% discount to members. For more information, visit www.pioneersettlement.org or call 386749-2959. Pot Pi(e) SaleCelebrate Pi(e) Day (March 14 or 3.14) with the Putnam County Tax Collectors ofce with a Pot Pie Sale! The PCTC will be selling chicken pot pies for $5 for small pies, and $10 for large ones. All orders should have been placed by Monday, March 10. Pies will be available for pick-up on Pi(e) Day. To order, contact Marcella Kimball or Tabatha Garrett at the PCTC ofce by communicator or call 386-329-0276. All proceeds benet the March of Dimes.Around the Calendar with Your Tax Collector OfficeChurch......................A5 Community...............A3Crossoword/Sudoku...B3Faces & Places.........B1 Opinion.....................A2Public Notices....B4-B5 Way Back When.......A4Special to theCourier Journal Diaper Dump Kiwanis Clubs throughout Florida have been participating in the Diaper Dump with a goal of collecting 750,000 diapers by Mothers Day this year. The Kiwanis Club of Palatka recently presented what theyve collected so far to Linda Faw, Director of A Womens Resource Center, where they will be distributed to parents in the centers Earn While You Learn program.Bikers Roll Through Putnam Photos by Travis Roberts Above: Motorcycles lined up at the Cheyenne Saloon in East Palatka as bikers from across the U.S. head to Daytona Beach every March for Bike week, and a growing number find their way to Putnam County. The Womans Club of Palatka, located at 600 S. 13th Street, is holding their second annual Cherokee Rose Vintage Sale featuring Azaleas for the Community, Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors inside the clubhouse and under canopies on the front lawn, top quality Featuring ve types of azaleas from Azalea Hill Nursery in Ocala with one gallon pots for $3 and a delicious lunch prepared by the Womans Club. For information on vendor spaces and pricing, call Alice at 386-546-4255. You can also call Patti at 386-916-9633 or Pam at 386-328-8342 or email: cherokeerosevintage@yahoo.com.Cherokee Rose Vintage Sale The following is a list of lane and road closures underway by the FDOT that may impact trafc: State Road 19: Daytime lane closures from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at State Road 100 West, St. Johns Avenue and Crill Avenue for pothole repairs.Lane and Road Closures Putnam County Putnam County Left: Local biker Frank Pandt, of San Mateo, with his 2003 Harley Super Glide at the Cheyenne Saloon enjoying Bike Week Cheyenne Saloon style. Right: Matt and Cheryl found their way to Putnam County on their 2014 Harley Ultra Classic from Jacksonville. SJRSC Summer Session Registration

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A few weeks ago I was reading a letter to the editor in the Putnam County Courier Journal about the red light camera at Second Street and Highway 17 in Palatka, and about the light being shortened. I have lived in Putnam County for years and have watched our elected officials here become, Big Brother wanna bes. Not only are they using these red light cameras to generate money, but they are doing it illegally. If you pay one of these tickets then you are an idiot! Yes I said you are an, Idiot! Not only do these red light cameras cause rear end accidents, but they are a clear violation of our Sixth Amendment rights to the United States Constitution. The Sixth Amendment is one of the supreme laws of the land and it is supposed to guarantee us the right to face our accuser in criminal proceedings, but our high and mighty elected officials of Putnam County think its ok to violate our God given rights to the Sixth Amendment. Another problem with these lights is they assume guilt instead of innocence. I sat at Subway the other day and watched five cars get flashed in 15 minutes and also saw two cops run this light. I wonder if they received a $100.00 ticket. Did you know that these cameras are contracted out to different companies who receive a large por tion of the money from each ticket? The Supreme Court in Minnesota has ruled these cameras to be illegal and a clear violation of our constructional rights. I say, if we want to save some money and add revenue to our county, then we fire all the idiots in our county who voted these red light cameras. There is a product that you can buy on line for about six dollars called photo blocker that will reflect back on the camera like a mirror, and it will wash out your tag making it unreadable, or you can simply walk into the court room and demand that someone go retrieve the camera from the pole it sits on and have that little robot face you in court, or declare that the county has violated your Sixth Amendment right to face your accuser then tell them to quit with the big brother crap. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but Thats how I see it. A-NonymousThe 2014 Legislative Session has officially convened. The annual 60-day Session began with the ceremonial calling to order by the Senate and House leaders, followed by a Joint Session of the Legis lature. Governor Rick Scott, President Don Gaetz and Speaker Will W eatherford provided legislative members an overview of their goals and vision for Florida in the year ahead and laid a groundwork of priorities to accomplish at this Session of the Legislature. As Florida continues to make a strong economic resurgence, a healthier economy brings with it opportunities to do better. Gover nor Scott and the Florida Legislature is committed to continue to improve our economy, create an environment where private business and industry can pr ovide Floridians with jobs, invest in education at all levels and focus on protecting Floridas children. I look forward to the opportunity of working with Governor Scott and my legislative colleagues to bring these goals to fruition. I serve as Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and in that capacity I work closely with President Gaetz to further the priorities of the Senate for the benefit of all Floridians. As the Senator from District 6, I work closely with citizens, local governments, school administrators and teachers, businesses and community leaders to help make our part of the state a vibrant, thriving and welcoming place to call home. During this Session, I will again advocate for additional funding to compensate the fastest growing school district in the state, St. Johns County. Working with Superintendent Joyner, I believe we are on the right path to address the unique challenges faced by St. Johns County schools to accommodate student growth, plan for new schools and provide the necessary resources for this outstanding school district to excel. I will also work to help local governments deal with challenges in their neighborhoods and communities, strengthen laws that protect our states most vulnerable, protect our water resources, and continue my work to provide preservation funding for historic St. Augustine to maintain and protect the rich history of the nations oldest city. On a statewide level, I have sponsored legislation that will assist Floridas Attorney General to better protect consumers in the event of credit card breaches. This legislation will provide additional con sumer protections, timely notifications of potential security breaches and cr eate a barrier for consumers from identity theft and fraud. I will also work to gain successful passage of tax reductions that will reduce motor vehicle license and tag fees, provide for a sales tax holiday, and reduce the taxes paid by small businesses to incentivize employment and job creation. As the Legislative Session progresses, I encourage you to become familiar with Floridas website, www.myflorida.com, as well as the Senate and House websites, www.flsenate.gov and www.myflorida house.gov. These websites provide invaluable information on legis lative proposals being considered by your Legislature and contact infor mation to reach your Senate and House members. Your voice is important and I look forward to serving you. Kristen Bridges Senior Vice President Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC 217 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 p 850.222.2140 | f 850.222.2160 | c 850.545.1917 BascomLLC.com | @BascomLLC | FB.com/BascomLLC 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 Mike Jones General Manager / Ad Sales 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 home town. 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 County A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, March 13, 7 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. 386-698-2525. www.CrescentCity-FL.com Town Council of WelakaCode Enforcement, April 8, 5 p.m. Zoning Board, April 8, 5:30 p.m. Town Council Meeting, April 8, 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, April 7, 5:30 p.m.Tree Board Meeting, April 8, 5:40 p.m.Town Council Meeting, April 8, 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, March 25, 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, March 18, 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.Groundwork For 2014 LegislatureLocal crime hot spots will be listed here weekly. This weeks hot spots are: Grove Avenue Bay 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 Through a Childs EyesOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish because it is funny and its a very good bookOneal Beatty Second Grade: Mrs. Banks ClassThe Cat in the Hat. I have it in class and Ms.White read it to me.Adrian Majia First Grade: Ms. Whites Class What is your favorite Dr.Seuss book and why?The Cat in the Hat, because he looks like he would be fun if he came to my house.Nahjai Gill First Grade: Ms. Slaughters Class Horton Hatches the Egg because the elephant sits on the egg. Eric Consuelps Kindergarten: Mrs. Nettles Class Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes OPINIONLetters to the Editor On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItWe would like to thank the community for their support for the Darius Edwards Fish Fry Fund-raiser that was held Saturday, March 1. The fund-raiser was a complete success. Darius is a 19-year-old senior at Crescent City High School that has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer. We are blessed to have had so many donations. Thank you for helping in the fight against cancer. If you are interested in making a donation please go to TD Bank; make deposit slips out to Darius Edwards Fund. Thank you again for your generosity. -Team DariusThanks From Team DariusDont Pay the Red Light Ticket in PalatkaA-Nonymous

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Good Day If everyone enjoyed and took advantage of the Market Day Saturday, March 1 at Pomona Park as much as Charlene Judge did, it was a good day. Charlene bought two gold pictures, some Essential Oils, black soap, nut butter fudge, a pastel painting and a plant, also enjoyed the good food served. She said she probably spent over $100. If just a few of us spent that much the vendors did ok. Charlene will be giving massages at the Putnam Family Fitness Center on Mondays and Wednesdays (License #MA13923). Call 386-649-8784 or call Charlene at 386546-8616. Cost is $35 per half hour or $60 for a full hour. Also there will be a short demonstration of the Silver Sneakers luncheon at the Fitness Center Monday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. after exercises. Apron From Shirt Michele Johnson received quite a few raves from an apron she made from a mens shirt at the Market Day sale. Friends Etta Mahoney and Shayne Williams copied the pattern to make one of their own or for craft day. New Library Board The Crescent City Library Board elected a new Board for 2014: President Susan Frazier, Vice President Marshall McLeod, Secretary Rosemary Anderson, and Treasurer T-Lou Glenn. The board looks forward to providing an exciting year and invites anyone interested in the library to join them at their next meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The board would like to thank the community for their support at the recent Book Fair. They were able to provide 12 boxes and 22 bags of books to the county jail and to the Lakewood Nursing Home. New Deacons Sunday, March 2 at the Sunday morning services three new Deacons were elected: John Taylor, Brian Walsh and Bill Kerr (Frank Carter, who is already a Deacon, will continue to serve). A delicious dinner was enjoyed later by the entire congregation. Craft Day The Thursday morning craft group at the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club will be making dresses from pillow cases for girls in Africa as well as other items. If you can help, join the ladies at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 in the craft room at the Womans Club or call Carol Horner for more information at 386-559-1866. Everyone is invited; its not required to be a Womans Club member to be involved. Rafe Winners Winners of the rafe tickets sold at the Market Place were Kathleen and Margaret Mascia, Jim Grifn, and Lucy Cenke. Money from rafes and table rentals went to Summer Delaney fund for medical bills.Pet Foster ProgramsA group of pet lovers in our community are concerned about many citizens, mostly the elderly who get ill and must leave their pets, often postponing medical care in fear of having to leave their pets alone. A pet fostering program is being discussed where animals would be cared for when their owners are not able to do so. The next meeting will be held in the meeting room at the Holy Comforter Church at 223 N Summit Street in Crescent City at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. For more information call 386-698-2777. Dont Forget Jim and Shirley Grifn will be hosting a Fish Fry on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their front lawn located on Hwy 17 in Pomona Park across from GEOs Cars. Dinner is $8 and sh sandwiches are $4. This is a fundraiser for Putnam Family Fitness Center. If you would like to bring a side dish call Shirley at 386-649-8640. My Sisters Closet As a reminder, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club will be presenting its annual My Sisters Closet on Thursday, March 13 from 8 am. to 4 p.m. and Friday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and refreshments as you browse through the selection of new and lightly used clothing. For more information contact Etta at 386698-0809. Silver Sneakers Beginning next Monday, March 10 Silver Sneakers will meet in Building #2! The Center thanks Bob Martin, Steve Knowlton, and Bill Lockhart who have spent many hours cleaning, wiring, patching, and painting so that now the big move can be made. The Board of Directors thanks each and every one of you for your patience and understanding as while this work was being done through bad weather and setbacks; and invites you now to enjoy even more your experience with the Silver Sneaker program. Invite your friends and neighbors and share the fun. There will be room for everyone! Program Changes Instructor Carlynn has chosen to not teach any afternoon classes, except for Zumba. She also has chosen to not teach Zumba on Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for the members. GET/GO Mini Boot Camp with Troy from 6 to 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is ideal for the busy working folks who want a quick, in and out workout. The cost is only $2. Catsh 5K Run 2014 Sign up for the Catsh 5K Run 2014. The cost starts at $15 for children 11-17; $25 for adults; late registration is $30 after March 29, 2014. There is also a 2 person, 10K relay. Cash prizes, medals, and Catsh dollars available. Catfish 5K/10K Relay registrations are available at the front desk, on the Centers website amfamilytnesscenter. net. Call 649 8784 for details. COMMUNITYGood Day, New Deacons, Raffle Winners and Program Changes A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comAndrew Harrison and Daniel Parken selling plants outside at Pomona Park Market Sale. Harry Banks, Alonzo Middleton and his niece at Silver Sneakers workout at the Center. Market Day at Pomona ParkCarrie Ann Evans (green shirt) and her mother at their booth on Market Day. Parents Eileen Smith (dad Fred not pictured). Etta Mahoney, Michele Johnson, Shayne Williams modeling apron Michele made from mans shirt. rfntbfnn rn individualsmall businesstntt nrn nnnnr Florida Bluerfnn nn t r ntr Reiter Insurance Agency rr rr nt rfntbfrt frft t Saturday, March 15 10 A.M. until the Full Moon Rises St. Pattys Dog Fanfare @ 10:30 A.M. with LOADS OF PRIZES!! Corned Beef and Cabbage dinners Only $10 per plate Reserve your dinner today! FREE ADMISSION FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY Live Irish Music By HARRI BUFFALO @ Noon BOB BIJESSE @ 3 P.M. 376 C.R. 309 Satsuma, FL 32189 386-467-0000 www.logcabinfarmwinery.com Find us on Facebook: Log Cabin Farm, Vineyard & Winery ST. PATTYS CELEBRATION Winery New Deacons for First Baptist Church of Pomona Park John Taylor, Bill Kerr and Brian Walsh. Charlene Judge with a painting by Judith Horton, one of the items she bought at the Saturday Market at Pomona Park. 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A4 OUR TO WN Years Ago...75 years agoMarch 15, 1989Citys Street Sweeper is BrokenCrescent Citys street sweeper has to be repaired every time its used. The mechanized monster suffers from constant engine and hydraulic problems and costs more to put in shape than its worth, city Public Works director Jim Ball said. Thursday, he suggested to city commis sioners that the city contract with a private firm for street sweeping services.25 years agoMarch 17, 1939 Sewing Room Opens Here Next Tuesday The sewing room WPA project will begin here next Tuesday morning with ten local women on the roll for employment. Others are on the eligible list awaiting to be certified for working the sewing room here. The work pro vides for 120 hours employment each person per month. March 12, 1939Protests Heard On Closing Portion of Cypress Street Closing of that portion of Cypress Street which separates the Elementary and the High School buildings in Crescent City was the subject of much discussion at the March meeting of the City Commission this Wednesday night. George Miller Jr., a member of the county school board, spoke in favor of the closing of the street from Prospect to Lake Streets and showed an architects drawing of the proposed layout of bus loading area, a parking lot, and a landscaped section. 50 years ago 10 years agoMarch 10, 2004Craft Awards for Welaka WomenThe Welaka Womens Club (17 to be exact) won three outstanding awards at the District #4 Arts and Crafts Festival held recently at the Southside Wom ans Club in Jacksonville. They won for the most blue ribbons (15), the most Arts and Crafts entries (32); and for the most members attending (17). Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. 5 years agoMarch 11, 2009New Chief for the City The city com mission for Crescent City wasted no time in unanimously naming Lt. Robert Johnson as the new police chief. John son has been the acting chief since the resignation of Michael Roy last fall. Employed with the department since 1990, Johnson has filled the spot as acting chief on two separate occasions. Way Back When...Special toThe Courier Journal Ask about FREE classifieds CALL 698-1644 The following article, from the pages of the March 9, 1977 Courier Journal, highlights a longtime business in the area, that harks back to an era of customer service seldom seen today. The original location of the business was on the vacant lot owned by the City and most recently the site of the Farmers Markets. Gasoline was selling for about 20 cents a gallon nearly ve decades ago when Roswell Aaron went to work a the Standard Oil Service Station on the corner of Summit Street and Central Avenue. He had just turned 15 years of age. Last week, 47 years later, he announced his retirement and sold his business in the heart of Crescent City to the grandson of the man he rst went to work for in 1929. Aaron, whose name is a household word to most Crescent City residents, turned over his business last week to Ronnie Byrd, son of Standard Oil Distributor, Gene Byrd, and grandson of Tom Byrd, the man who owned and operated the station when Aaron rst went to work nearly ve decades ago. The station, now located on the Southwest corner of Summit and Central, was originally located just across the street, in an area which now serves as the home ofce for Miller Enterprises. Aaron moved his business to its present location in 1964. When asked if hell miss his work, Aaron replied with a question: Have you ever had the itch, and nally gotten rid of it? In short, it was a fullling 47 years, but Aaron is looking for ward to retirement. He will remain at the station for a few weeks to insure a smooth transition. Ill stay around and tell them what little I know, he said last week. Aaron worked for Tom Byrd from 1929 through 1931. Toms brother, Steve took over the operation in 1931, and sold out to Aaron in 1939. Aarons record of continuous service was broken only by World War II, when he joined the Coast Guard and served on active duty from 1942 through 1945. His was not the rst service station in town. Aaron recalled the rst modern station was opened by E. L. Mathis in an area of town now occupied by Flagship Peoples Bank. His customers have increased many times over in 47 years, but Aaron says at least a dozen or so original customers still trade with him. His station was recognized last month as the rst recipient of the Bass Capital Rotary Clubs Business of the Month award, a recognition the Rotary Club will bestow on a different business each month from now on. Get the facts from:rfntbrfbbfbrbbbbntbfntbrbfrr Can I get help paying for my hea lth insurance? 386-328-11003400 Crill Ave., Ste. 2 Palatka, FL 32177 HOW MUCH $ WILL THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE? Eleven Different Sizes from 5x5 to 12x20TWO LOCATIONSBehind Kangaroo on Paradise Shores Road, Crescent City(includes fenced outside storage area) and County Road 309, Fruitland386-698-2002 P&F MINI WAREHOUSE STORAGEFor Retiring Service Station Operator Four Decades is Long Enough The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in New Jer sey on June. 14 21. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympicstyle team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. Putnam County will have four athletes par ticipating this year, including: one unied partner, one coach, and one support staff as part of Team Flor ida. Family members and friends will also be there to cheer the athletes on in this once-ina-lifetime opportunity. Athletes representing Putnam County are: Christopher Bass of Palatka will be competing in bowling, Samantha Brantley of Grandin will be competing in the 1K, 2K, and 5K cycling time trials, Zachery Fishburn with his Unied Partner Kyle Coleman of Satsuma will be competing in alternating shot 18-hole golf, and Ashlyn Savel of Lake Como will be competing in two track and eld events, the 200 meter race and shot put. Special Olympics never charge the athletes or their families to participate in the program. The estimated cost of this trip is $2,000 per person or $14,000 for all participants. This would not be possible and these individuals will not be able to participate without your help; therefore, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. You can make checks payable to Special Olympics Flor ida Putnam County and mailed to: 886 N. County Road 315, Melrose, FL 32666. Please write USA Games in the memo line. If you would like to get involved in the local program, please contact Carolyn Brantley, Special Olympics Flor ida Putnam County Director at 386-9161919. 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Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Palatka with Dr. Kirby Kennedy ofciat ing. Burial followed at Bostwick Cemetery with the U.S. Navy con ducting military honors. Visi tation was held Friday from 5-7 P .M. at Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Daves Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturfFuner als.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. INTERLACHEN Victoria Sanchez Victoria Sanchez, 85, of Interlachen, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home in Interlachen fol lowing an extended i llness. A native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, she re sided in Interlachen for 20 years moving her e from Jersey City, New Jersey. Victoria was a home maker and attended St. John The Evangelist Catholic Chur ch. She was preceded in death by three sons, Alfredo Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez and Angel Victor Sanchez. She is survived by four sons, Pedr o (Doreen) Sanchez of Lum berton, NJ, David Sanchez and Car ol Whitnight and Pablo Sanchez and Judy Tyre, all of Interlachen and Alberto (Donna) Sanchez of Belleville, NJ and her grandchildren, Peter Sanchez, Jackie Sanchez, Amana Sanchez, Ashley Sanchez, Anita Sanchez, Albert Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Gregory Sanchez, Lisa Scott, Pab lo Scott, Robert Sanchez, Claire Scott, Lissette Per ez, Pedro San chez, Solmaria Gonzalez, Alfredo Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, Christina Maradiaga, Christopher Sanchez, David Sanchez, Patrick Sanchez, Daisy Sanchez, Elizabeth Torre, Tony Jr. and Chris topher Tyre, 36 great-grandchil dren and a large extended family and friends. Services were at 2 p.m. Fri day, March 7, 2014 at John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen with Deacon Fr ederic Brown Ofciating. Burial followed at PineView Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Victorias book of memories page at www.JohnsonOverturfFuner als.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. CRESCENT CITY Dorothy I White Dorothy I White, 88, of Orange Park passed away at the Community Hos pice Hadlow Center for Caring in Jack sonville on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 following an extended illness. She was bor n in Whitesburg, Georgia. Coming from Winter Park, she had formerly lived in Crescent City before moving to Orange Park. She retired from A. Duda and Sons in Oviedo. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park and was currently a member of the Ridgewood Baptist Church of Orange Park. She was a for mer member of the Crescent City Moose Lodge. She enjoyed r ead ing, gardening, NASCAR, base ball, knitting, word search puzzles and playing cards. She was a very independent and str ong willed person who had a great sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband John White; her parents, Charlie and Ruth Dav enport; three brothers, Adrian, Dale, and Ever ett Davenport; and two sisters, Ethel Carnes and Harriett McLain. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Randy Starita of Huntsville, Al abama and Trudi and Douglas Thomas of Middlebur g; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce Talley of Eatonton, Geor gia, Linda and Jimmy Cole of Whitesbur g, Georgia, and Ione and Clifford Upchurch of Whitesburg, Georgia; four step-sons and spouses; two step-daughters and spouses; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Entombment followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. To honor and celebrate her life a memorial tribute will be shown. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to Community Hospice of North East Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the ar rangements.Leroy Eugene Gene Dechaine Leroy Eugene Gene Dechaine, 83, died unexpectly, late Wednes day afternoon, March 5, 2014, while working at his ranch. A native of Florida, he was bor n in Jacksonville. He proudly served his country in the army air force during World War ll. He was a master electrician, and owned and operated Dechaine Heating and Air Conditioning, in Jack sonville, and later Agile Electric of Florida, befor e he moved to Pomona Park in 1982. He mar ried Priscilla Parkin in Dec. 1990, and they r elocated to Welaka, FL, and enjoyed their home on the St. Johns River. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jean Marie De chaine; his sister, June Parkin, and her husband, Ber nard Par kin; his sister, Mary Jenkins and s ister-in-law, Arlene Dechaine; and his brother in law, Gordon Parkin. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Priscilla Prissy Dechaine, his daughter, Gail Dechaine of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Ronald Dechaine of Jacksonville; step son, Bradley Bowman and his family of Palm Coast; step daugh ter, Kim Trudell of Spokane Valley, WA, and brother in law & sister in law, Elmer and Joane Parkin, Cr escent City, FL. Gene was very active in Dunns Creek State Park, Lake Broward Assn., Shadow Riders, South Putnam Christian Service Center, and the Paso Fino Horse Assn. He and Jody Braddock worked together to restore the Holy Com forter Episcopal Church, Crescent City, in the mid 1990s, along with many other pr ojects. One of the highlights of his life was to participate in a cursillo weekend, lled with joyful fellow ship and music. He and his wife enjoyed many hours trail riding and camping with their horses, and fellow riders. Memorial services to celebrate Genes life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at Hope Lu theran Church, 273 CR 309, P.O. Box 132, Satsuma, FL 32189. The Reverend Joyce Gulliford ofciates, assisted by his long time friend, the Reverr end Fred Beebe. There will be refreshments served in the fellowship hall after the service and all are invited. At the familys request, those who wish may make contribu tions to the memorial fund in Genes memory, or to any charity of their choice. Arrangements ar e under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, FL. FRANCIS Phillip M. McDonald, Sr. Phillip Michael McDonald, Sr., 63, of Francis passed away at his residence on Thurs day, March 6, 2014, following an extend ed illness. Phillip was bor n at the Glen dale Hospital in Palatka and was a native and lifelong r esident of Palatka. He was a 1969 graduate of the Palatka Senior High School. In 2004 he medically retired from Georgia Pacic Corp. in Palatka after 32 years of service as a wrapper and rewinder operator. He belonged to the Internation al United Steel Workers Local #33 (for merly PACE Local #30) at Georgia Pacic. He enjoyed hunting and shing, including throwing his net off the Matanzas Bridge. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Palatka. Preceding him in death were his father, Eugene B. McDonald; his mother, Della Whitaker; a sis ter, Betty Jean Alford; a brotherin-law, Reggie Alfor d; and a niece, Regina Alford May. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Nadavah McDonald of Francis; two sons, Michael Mc Donald of Francis and Eugene McDonald (Selena W ilkinson) of Francis; a daughter and son-inlaw, Jessica and Ron Allen of Palatka; a brother, Jimmy McDonald of Palatka; a sister and br other-in-law, Nena and Jamie Deel of Interlachen; ten grand children, Amber, Chyene, Bra cee, Amelia, Adrionna, Miranda, Mason, Mor gan, Makayla, and Breanna; one great-grandson, Easton; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Derrell Smith and Pastor Keith Hutcheson ofciating. In honor and celebration of Phillips life a V ideo Tribute was shown. Burial followed in Oak Hill East Cemetery in Palatka. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the ar rangements. INT e E R l L ACH e E N CC .G. Ward C.G. Ward, 90, of Interlachen, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. He was under hos pice care during this period, with family and friends present. A native of Kirklin, Indiana, he resided in Putnam Coun ty for 42 years, after coming from Jacksonville. C.G. worked at Florida Bonded Pools as construction superinten dent. He was a member of Kirklin, Indiana Christian Chur ch, and attended College Road Church of Christ in Palatka. C.G. was also a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Frankfort, Indiana. He is survived by his son, Thomas J. Ward of Orange Park, a niece and nephew, three grandchildren, and six great-grand children. No services ar e scheduled. In lieu of owers, memorial do nations may be sent to Hospice of Citrus and the Natur e Coast, 927 South SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at C.G.s book of memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. POMONA PARK Dorothy Elizabeth Hilton Dorothy Elizabeth Hilton, 84, died Saturday, March 2, 2014 after an extended illness. Born in Pomona Park, she lived in Putnam county most of her life and attended school in Crescent City. She worked for the former Miller Enterprises of Crescent City working mainly at the Handy Way in Pomona Park and also in Welaka. Later she became interested in real estate buying and selling homes that she purchased. She was preceded in death by her husband Has cal Hilton and stepson, Butch Hilton. She is survived by half br oth ers, Daniel Thomas of Blount stown and Leslie Buddy Thom as of Pomona Park. Half sisters, Louise Mew of Palatka, and Lois Mauldin of Pomona Park. Cousin, Claude Knowles of Moncks Cor ner, South Carolina. Accor ding to her wishes, her body was donated to the Univer sity of Florida, School of Med icine. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at Biggs Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m., Sun day, March 16, 2014 with Claude Knowles ofciating. Arrangements ar e under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, Florida. PALATKA Elmina T T ucker Elmina Ellie Tucker was led into the Lords pres ence on February 6, 2014. She was bor n in Mangum, Okla homa on March 8, 1939 and has been a r esident of Palatka for the past 51 years. She was previously employed by Moores Drug Store and City Drug Store as a Pharmacy Tech nician. She had a naturally beau tiful smile which was admired by everyone. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, r eading and crossword puzzles with her greatest joy centered around family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was afliated with local chur ches, First Assembly of God and Dunns Creek Baptist Church, ensuring that her chil dren were raised in the church. Ellie was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Leona Hunsaker; a son, John David Tucker; a daughter, Shari Tafoya Harrell; a brother, Charles Hun saker; and a son-in-law, Clinton Hughes. She is survived by and her legacy lives on thr ough three daughters: Debra Tafoya-Hughes of Palatka, Tammy Tafoya (David) Kilgore of San Mateo, Shan non Tucker (Jarrett Borland) of Palatka; a son, Steven (Jeannie) T afoya of Fayetteville, Georgia; a sister, Barbara (Harry) McCann of Locust Grove, Georgia; a for mer spouse and her boyfriend, John Tucker; two sister -in-laws, Ginny (the late Bill) Mitchell of Interlachen, Mary (Raleigh) White of Hollister; nine grandchildren who loved their Mema: Steven Tafoya (Amanda Stocking), Christopher (Lynsey) Tafoya, Joshua T afoya, Hunter Hughes, Jamey Kilgore, Cameron Kilgore, Jacob Kilgore, Joy Tucker, Joellie Tuck er, and three great-grandchil dren: Savannah Tafoya, Amelia T afoya, Lily Tafoya, as well as many nieces and nephews. A special Thank You to Maria Bennett and Lynsey Lane and their families for the loving care and devoted attention they gave her. A memorial visitation to cele brate Ellies life was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on her birthday, Satur day, March 8, 2014, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, 307 S Palm Avenue, Palatka, Florida. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in honor of Elmina (Meme as she was known by her hospice family) Tucker to Ha ven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Elminas Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturfFuner als.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Misty Dawn Baggs Misty Dawn Baggs, 36, of Palatka, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, Misty was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Satsuma. Misty loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her brother, David S. Davy Baggs, III, a cousin, Kimberly Re nee Baggs, grandparents, David S. Baggs, Sr ., Ray Bohanan and Carl and Jennie Moody. She is survived by her sons, Levi Adkins, Dalton Goss and his father Aaron Goss, her parents, David and Anna Baggs, sisterin-law, Dawn Baggs, her grand mother, Mary Baggs, nieces, Haylei Baggs and Karlei Baggs, nephews, Jackson David Baggs and Ben Allen Baggs and numer ous aunts and uncles. Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at John son-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. A.O. Johns, Jr. ofciat ing. Burial followed at Bostwick Cemetery. V isitation was Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Mistys book of memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. RR obert J. Shute Robert J. Shute, 83, died Wednesday, February 27, 2014, at Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home in St. Augustine from complications related to Parkinsons disease. Father of four, pilot, veteran and ships captain, he is survived by his wife Jessie; daughters Bar bara Blume and Lisa Grant, and sons Robert J. Shute Jr and William Shute. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Shute in 1985, Anna Mary White Shute in 2000 and brother James Shute in 1958. Born in Richmond, Indiana November 28, 1930, Bob, as he was known to his friends, grew up on his family farm in Eaton, Ohio. After graduating from High School in 1948, he worked as a mechanic before enlisting in the Navy in 1951. Bob spent the next 32 years serving his country and pursuing his military career in duty stations from San Diego to Saudi Arabia while rising to the rank of Command Master Chief. He earned his Associates Degree from Florida Junior College in 1974. Rising quickly through the ranks, Bob was a skilled Anti submarine Warfare technician, instructor navigator, marksman and leader. Whether state-side, deployed overseas or launched from the rolling deck of an air craft carrier, Bob served his country with distinction and al ways put the mission rst. Earning numerous National Defense Service Medals and Meritorious Unit Commendation awar ds for service and excellence, Bob was also an expert marksman and selected for the Atlantic Fleet and All Navy Rie Teams during the mid 1960s, competing both na tionally and internationally. A Florida r esident for thirty years before his passing, Bob enjoyed sailing, ying, cooking and general tinkering. A Masonic brother since 1956 and Shriner, Bob was an active member and supporter of the charitable ef forts of the Shriners Hospital for Childr en. A memorial service was held at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Florida on Tuesday, March 4 at 11a.m. In lieu of owers, donations in Bobs honor should be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at Roberts Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturffu nerals.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. MANVILLE Gertrude Burroughs Gertrude Burroughs, 95, of Mannville, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Riverpoint, Rhode Island, she resided in Putnam County since 1935 com ing from Newark, New York. Ger trude worked 25 years at Hud son Pulp & Paper Company in the multi-wall division. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Johnson and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Burroughs, four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by two sons, Charles Buzzy Burroughs of Mannville and Leland Burroughs, Jr. of Interlachen, three daugh ters, Barbara Ann Vallee and husband Jerry of Gallipolis, Ohio, Jessie Prince and husband Lof ton of Francis and Karen Spivey of Mannville, 18 grandchildr en, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Interlachen with Bro. Charles Lit zell and Bro. Larry Litzell ofciat ing. Burial followed at PineView C emetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. Flowers ar e gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 927 S. SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Gertrudes Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturf Funerals.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. PALATKA Dave Philip Whittemore Dave Phillip Whittemore, 93, of Palatka, passed away Sun day, March 2, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville fr om in juries received in an automobile accident. A native of Nassau County, he r esided in Putnam County since 1977 coming from Hollywood. Dave worked 31 years as a body/fender mechan ic with Greyhound retiring in 1977. Following his r etirement with Greyhound, Dave worked numerous other jobs including care-taker for Bostwick and De coy Cemeteries as well as Bost wick Baptist Church and was the gr oundskeeper at North East Florida Educational Consortium. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palatka and had been a member for over 30 years at Palatka Baptist Temple. Dave had also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Whittemore, a daughter, Faye Whittemore, two great-grandchildren, James Vaughn and Esperanza Rodri guez, three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two sons, Jerald Davis of Hollister and Dave P Whittemore, Jr. of Jackson ville, two daughters, Diane Roser and husband Gil of Live Oak and Sherri Helms and husband Stephen of Palatka, two sisters, Myrtle Purrault and husband Bob of Jacksonville and Annette Hart of Tampa, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at 11 am. 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 Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church (386-649-0631) 273 CR 309 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 Church HappeningsMinistries for Christ Out reach, Inc. will provide toiletries, non-perishables and gr oceries for the Palatka/ East Palatka area the week of March 9. For more infor mation, call 386-852-7046 or send an email to mfcou treach@hotmail.com.Lent Services will be held Wednesday, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, and April 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church located at 273 CR 309 in Satsuma. Pas tor Joyce Gulliford will be pre siding. Soup and bread will be served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the services. The public is invited. For mor e information, contact Pastor Gulliford at 386-649-0631.First Baptist Church of Pomona Park will host The East Ridge Boys, from Ken tucky, Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. A love of fering will be received during the concert. For more information, please contact the church at 386-649-4265.Suwannee River Econom ic Council Inc. has opened a senior citizen meal site at Union Bethel A.M.E. Chur ch, located at 200 Cedar Street in Crescent City. Must be 60 years and older to attend. The site is open at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.Pilgrim Congregational Church in Pomona Park will be hosting a community din ner the last Sunday of every month to support V acation Bi ble School. The dinners begin at 12 p.m., and include des sert and a drink. The cost is only $5. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Celebrating 18 Years Of Service! www.whif.org Celebrating 18 Years Of Service! Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 Obituaries are paid advertising written by funeral homes based upon information provided by families. Death notices are brief announcements published at no charge.

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Boys Baseball March 10: Riverband Home Game 6 p.m. March 11: Christs Church Away Game 4 p.m. March 14: Pierson Taylor Home Game District 7 p.m. Blood Drive H.O.S.A. group will holding a blood drive at Crescent City Jr./ Sr. High School Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday 20. Students 17 and older will be able to donate blood without parent consent and students of age 16 will need parent consent in order to participate in donating of blood. So far the H.O.S.A. group with the Blood Drive have saved 1,242 lives through donations. In May they will be preparing a Health Fair at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School. Spring Break The H.O.S.A. along with other seniors will challenge the Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA exam. They will be taking a crash course during spring break and then take the CNA exam to received their certification if passed. Mrs. Sauls has been providing the means for this course for the past five years. Grow Up Now Ms. Malloy along with high achieving selected students will be working with Miller Intermediate School Guidance counselor in mentoring 6th graders with the transition to High School. In this program, students will be helping as mentors. Birthday BoysA6 rfff ntb t nrrffrnftbrr b brn brrfn bnrr brrfrntnbnnnnbbnnbn frnrfnn rnnttfrftfrfft nnnnfrtfrnb Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA CT YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida 222 SW 36th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352-378-7474 (v) 352-372-3443 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Carmen Salgado Student Reporter Maria Caro 18 Miguel and Gloria Caro Double Whopper from Burger King Despicable Me Guadalajara, Mexico The thing I like most about school is that you dont ever see any bullying around and our campus is easy to get along with. If there is ever any kind of a situation like this, our staff makes sure it is handled. The person who inspires me most is my wonderful mother. Her history has a lot to say about the person she is today: loving, caring, hard worker, and a strong woman. I know it must have been hard to start from a poor family where food was not promised the next day, to where she is now. She does not have her full education but until now she learns something new everyday. Her daily routines consist of making sure she works and sweats for the best of me and my brothers. My plans after high school are to experience the outside world and work for my dream career as a registered nurse. Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School Students of the Week 14 Shanika Wilson 7th Teen Beach Movie Pizza Georgia Teachers and students, because they support me in class. Ms. Hackney, because she teaches me so many different things. My family also inspires me because they want me to get my education and have a good career. I plan on going to college. I would like to be a teacher. Shalaya Floyd Class Notes Photos special to the Courier Journal Lets all give a big Happy Birthday to Marcus Ratliff (left) who turned 10 years old on February, 14. And Trenton Ellison (right) who turned 7 years old on March,1. Happy Birthday boys, from the staff of the Putnam County Courier Journal! Raiders Fall to Matanzas 7-1 Photos by Rose Delaney Catcher, Bradly Baker (left) guards the plate for the Crescent City Varsity baseball team in last Fridays game against Matanzas. Varsity pitcher Jose Sanchez (above) ready to release the pitch for the Raiders varsity team, as Bradly Baker awaits the pitch. Athletics Top Red Sox 9 to 7 Above: Kyle Grimes slides into home at the South Putnam Little League game last Saturday, as the Athletics top the Red Sox. Kyle Grimes (left) swings for the fences for the South Putnam Athletics Little League team at the ball field in Pomona Park DJ Thomas (right) gets ready to gun one in, for the South Putnam Red Sox Little League team against the Athletics.

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In the mid 60s I remember getting a butt whipping that I havent forgotten to this day! I was about eight years old when I took my little sisters steel roller skates apart, and with hand full of 16 penny nails and a 2x4, I fashioned one of the best skateboards ever invented, well that was my thought, but when the steel wheels over heated going down a steep hill in the mountains of N. Alabama, and the bearings came flying out, my dreams quickly turned into a broken collar bone, two cracked ribs, a fracture to my right arm, and of course my mother wreaking havoc on my rear with a switch for destroying my sisters new skates. Somewhere around 1972 Santa put a brand new skateboard under the Christmas tree and I was king of the streets. Every morning at 6 a.m. I was out the door and you could hear me coming from a mile away, as my wheels went clicked-clack across the sidewalk gaps. Man I miss those days, but as life moves on, and today I see that same look in my 13 year old sons eyes every weekend when I drop him off in Pomona Park, where he meets up with about 10 of his friends to sidewalk surf. A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office when my son walked in and asked if he could talk to me. Sure, whats the problem? I said. Dad we need your help. Everywhere we go people think we are little gang punks. We are running out of places to skate. If we go on the sidewalks the police say we are committing a crime. If we skate in a parking lot the owners of the businesses come out screaming at us to get off their property, so we pretty much have to skateboard on the streets, which is way too dangerous. People keep saying we are bad kids but I dont think they understand what it is to skateboard. This past weekend, when I dropped my son off at the Pomona Park Post Office, he asked me if I could take some pictures of them doing tricks, Not a problem, I said. I guess it was about ten minutes after I finished taking their pictures, and was standing by my jeep, when this elderly woman pulled up to check her P.O. Box. As the woman got out of her car she said to me, I wish those little punks would find another place to hang out, they are nothing but a bunch of Thugs! Really, I said, What makes you think they are a bunch of thugs or punks? Well just look at them, with their baggie shirts and shorts, flipping their skateboards up in the air, they are going to hurt someone. Their par ents should be locked up for letting them run the streets. Okay, now at this point my blood was starting to boil, but I held my cool and replied, See the little one there, that is my son, and these kids are far from being punks or thugs, as a matter of fact I just picked two of them up from church, and they are all A-B students. Im positive that if you were in trouble, they would be the first ones to come to your rescue. Instead of bashing them, why dont you go talk to them, and find out what kind of kids they really are. Well she didnt want any part of that, and off she went. Did you know that there are over 20 million kids in the U.S that subscribe to Skateboarding magazines and over 85% are under the age of 18, of which 74% are male. I talked with Gary at the Family Shoe store in Palatka where most of the kids around here buy their skateboards and he informed me that the county has been looking into putting a skateboard park in Crescent City. After a few phone calls I was able to talk with Chip Laibl, a commissioner for Putnam County. Mr. Laibl informed me that about seven years ago the county had built a skateboard park in Interlachen, and at the time there were plans to add another to Crescent City and Palatka but because of the recession it had to be put on hold, and that he is going to look into it. Laibl also said that the kids at the Interlachen Skate Park have taken excellent care of the park and that there hasnt been any real problem; he also added that he use to skateboard, and owned a shop at one time. The bottom line is, these kids need our help. These young men are not thugs nor are they dumb. These young men are getting petitions signed to take March 12, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B See Thugs? on page B3 Time to Play Ball Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES It has been here since the beginning of time and has been associated throughout history with miracles and the process of rebirth. It moves all over the earth and yet there is no more or no less of it today than there was the day the earth began. It has the ability to change its form from liquid to solid to gas, this vital element we call WATER!! The Earth is covered by 70% water; 97% of that is salt water, 2% is water that is frozen in glaciers, and the other 1% is water that is use-able for drinking, industry, transportation, heating and cooling and other purposes. The human body is made up of 5065% water, depending on gender, men being slightly higher than women. According to what survivalists call The Rule of Threes; you can live for 3 minutes without air, for 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water! It is vital to our existence. We lose fluid from our bodies in many ways; through urination, sweat, and when we are ill, with every breath we take and with every tear we cry. By the time we feel thirst we are already dehydrated, and our bodies are drawing fluid from areas like our colons, to keep more vital functions going. This is why we sometimes have problems with unexplained constipation or dry skin. The water in our bodies serves so many functions; it carries all the things that make up our blood, it cleanses our system of toxins and carries those toxins out through the urinary system. It helps with digestion, it lubricates joints, and one of its most important functions is regulating our body temperature. So then the question becomes, how do we replace the fluid that we lose? About 20% of the water that we need comes from the foods that we eat. The other 80% comes from water and other beverages that we drink. So for something that does such important work in our bodies it seems to me that we should be giving our bodies the best thing possible to work with, right? That would be straight up, good clean water! But unfortunately, thats not what most of us give our bodies is it? Lets face it, we drink Venti Mocha Frappuccinos (670 cal.), and Super-Size Sodas, and other unhealthy drinks. So what do those things do to our bodies? First, there is the issue of caffeine. When we consume caffeine, the body needs a majority of the water in the drink to help process and rid itself of the caffeine. So, the fluid that held the caffeine is basically used to eliminate most of it from the body, and so the body gets no benefit from the fluid other than that. Therefore, if you are drinking only caffeinated beverages throughout the day, your body is working to process all that caffeine and it doesnt get any extra fluid for all the other processes it needs water for, so it then becomes dehydrated! Now, lets talk about soda. I know, youre probably saying I drink Diet Soda, so that must be ok! Diet soda has been proven to cause at least seven negative side effects. First, in an 11 year Harvard study, it was found to cause a decline in kidney function. This is not seen in people who drink regular soda, only diet. Next is a disturbance in metabolism. Those who drink even one a day are at a 34% higher risk for metabolic syndrome. This includes symptoms of belly fat and high cholesterol that put you at risk for heart disease. The next thing, which will probably surprise most, is obesity. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda make it difficult for the body to regulate the amount of calories it takes in based on the sweetness of food. The sweetness of the diet soda is making the body actually crave more. Additionally, diet sodas contain a mold inhibitor called sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate, which can severely damage DNA, causing future allergy problems. In a Univer sity of Michigan analysis of dental checkup data, soda drinkers had far greater decay, more missing teeth, and more fillings. There is no hard and fast rule about how much water we need each day. First, you need to learn to look at the color of your urine. Yes, I said you have to look at your urine!! Now, if you are taking vitamin supplements it will be slightly brighter yellow than normal, but, generally your urine should be pale and clear, not cloudy. The first time you go in the morning it may be darker from sitting in your bladder all night, thats ok. Your goal should be to drink enough water to keep it pale throughout the day. If you see its darker, drink more water! If you have a hard Water, The Liquid of Life Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer Photos by Travis Roberts Top row, left to right: Coach Karen Miller Baker, Chelsea Ann Lepanto, Savannah Lepanto, Kara Alexandria, Martyna Phoulom, Bri Wolfe, Hannah Chriselle Eddins, Sarah Hamling, Coach Holly Pickens. Bottom Row left to right: Kelsey Lukes, Marisa Cummings, Taylor Cummings, Kaitlyn Jackson, Tabatha Halie Ross, Mary Newhouse, Loris Molter, Kaylee Padgett South Putnam Red Sox Little League Team: Back row left to right: Coach Grady Wallace and Coach Joe Wall. Next row, left to right: DJ Thomas, RJ Johnson, Cody Anderson, Mario Dominguez, and Thomas Wall. Next row left to right: Johnathan Dominguez, Mason Largacci, Ethan Anderson, Bryan Valle, and Christian Newton. Center bottom: Ryan Myers. Missing players: Markell McCarthy and Cody Myers Pomona Park Athletics Little League Team: Top row left to right Hunter Miller, Callan Goff, David Dowling, Cory Goff, Coach Dave Goff, Kyle Gardener, Dylan Cummings, Bottom row left to right. Dalton Judd, Callab Mayberry, Evan Fretwell bottom holding the bat Helmut WatersCCJSHS Varsity Softball TeamRed Sox Little League Baseball TeamAthletics Little League Baseball Team Top row, left to right: Coach Drew Richardson, Jose Sanchez, Bradley baker, Dakota Horvath, Austin Henry, Brandon Reiter, Trenton Maya, coach Tim Ross, Bottom row left to right: Dillon Dunningan, JJ Santos, Ashton Lansing, Tim Rogers, nick morales, Trevor green.CCJSHS Varsity Baseball Team Nothing But a Bunch of Thugs? Photos by Travis Roberts A group of local kids have dreams of a skate park in South Putnam. Left to right: David Parken age 14, Drew Harrison age 15, Austin Baker age 14, Jordan Roberts age 13. See Water on page B3

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Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will present Coping with the Loss of Your Pet, Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m., at the Wings Community Education Center, located at 927 S. State Road 19, Palatka. The program will be facilitated by Vikki Miles, Ordained Pet Chaplain and former Animal Cruelty Investigator. This workshop is provided as a community service and is offered to all at no charge. A pet is a treasured friend and a member of the family whose loss is a very painful experience. Bereaved pet owners often nd that their grief is not validated by other people or society in general and feel that they have no place to go to express their feelings. For additional information about Coping with the Loss of Your Pet or to make a reservation to attend, call Mary Rockefeller at 386-530-4600. Rockin 2014 Fashions Crescent City Womens Civic Association (CCWCA) will be hosting a Fashion/Hair Show & After Party featuring special guest JoJo ONeal, 94.5 radio host. The fashion show will be held Saturday March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the after party will be 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Crescent City Womens Civic Center, 704 Huntington Road. Tickets are $10 that includes food and beverage. If interested, please contact Lawanna at 386-559-0212 or Nakia at 407-808-5789. Welaka Womans Club will have a Hoe Down Saturday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will be serving grilled chicken, homemade potato salad, green beans, rolls, tea, and banana pudding, all of which will be prepared by the members and husbands. Come enjoy the Hoe Down with country band The Rhode Show. The cost is a donation of $9 for advanced tickets, or $10 at the door. Tickets are available through club members, or by calling Dee Craft at 386-546-2754. You can also stop by Dees House of Beauty and the Club House Library in Welaka. Proceeds go to the many projects and programs the GFWC Womans Club of Welaka support. Alumni Basketball Fundraiser Alumni Basketball Fundraiser The inaugural Alumni Basketball Game, at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School will be Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The alumni team will go against the current basketball team. The cost to play is $10, and $5 to attend the game. The event is a fundraiser to benet the basketball team. To register to be an alumni player in the game, and for further information, contact Al Carter at 386-698-1629 or by email at a2carter@ putnamschools.org, or contact Veronica Glover 386-698-1629 or by email vglover@putnamschools.org. Author G.A. Teske to Visit the Melrose Public Library G.A. Teske will visit the Melrose Public Library Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m., to discuss his fantasy novels in The Soul Sword Chronicles series. The Gnome in the Tapestry, Racing the Moon, Links to the Past, and MoonFall are his four current novels in The Soul Sword Chronicles series. He has also published an ebook novella,The Last Skunk Ape: Evidence. A novel in progress, Growing Up Yankee in Cracker Florida, set in Melrose of the 1960s, is planned to be completed in 2015. For more information about these novels, visit his website at www.dunnscreekfantasy.com. For more information call 352-475-1237. This is a free Putnam County Library System Program. On Saturday, March 15, the Arts Council will present its seventh annual Everything Chocolate event featuring a variety of chocolate foods, a gallery display of the works of well-known artist Wendy Beeson, music by Dean Parrish, and a silent auction of cakes and chocolate specialties. Everything Chocolate will be held at 6 p.m. at the Larimer Arts Center located at Third and Reid Street in Palatka. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 per person. If you would like to donate please call 386-328-8998 or Rosemary at 386-467-7075. Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. is this years St. Patricks Day parade on St Johns Avenue, sponsored by Steamboat Willies, Downtown Blues Bar & Grille, Bingo Palace in Palatka Florida and Beef O Bradys. For more information or to register a group, oat or vehicle, go to the Palatka Welcome Center at 900 St Johns Ave (386-328-0909) or Graphics II at 623 St Johns Ave (386-328-4021). Join the Palatka Art League on Friday, March 21 at the historic Tilghman house located at 324 River Street. Artists and crafters will be judged and awarded ribbons for their work. Refreshments will be served. The Palatka Bicycle Festival, Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 acts as the kickoff for Bike Florida 20: The Magical History Tour. BF20 is a weeklong mass tour from March 22 to March 28, beginning and ending in Palatka. For information and pricing on one, two and seven day registration, visit www.bikeorida.org. Lady Janes Garden of Eden art show has come and gone, but her work is still on display at the Palatka Welcome Center located at 900 St Johns Ave, and is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of March. You can call the Welcome Center at 386-328-0909 for more information. The Larimer Arts Center located at 216 Reid St in Palatka, has Wendy Beesons art on display Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. until the end of March as well. To nd out more, call 386-328-8998. The Bassmaster Elite Series pros compete on the St Johns River in Palatka beginning Thursday, March 20 and runs until Sunday, March 23. For more information visit www.bassmaster.com. Third Friday Street Party on the 300 block of St Johns Ave in Palatka will be held Friday, March 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event will feature the smooth Jazz music of The Groov. Movie night on the courthouse lawn begins at 7 p.m. and will be showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Saturday, March 22 is the Fourth Saturday Cruise-In on the 700 block of St Johns Ave in Palatka. Your classic or custom car could win you $400 in cash door prizes. The Putnam County Fair starts Friday, March 21 and runs until Saturday, March 29. For more information, visit www. putnamfairandexpo.com. Fruitland Historical Society Meeting: Ever wonder about the wonderful piece of real estate where the Lakewood Nursing Center now stands? Come hear Director Bruce McCorkle speak about this great asset to the community, followed by reminiscences by local folks about the hollow on the lakefront and its history. The FHS meets in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Library Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome at the monthly meetings. Topics are varied and involve the rich local, regional and state history. Refreshments will be served. The Historical Society holds their meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. 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time with the taste of water, add a squeeze of lemon, lime to give it some flavor. If the lemon or lime is too sour, add a little stevia or Nuctresse sweetener (made from the monk fruit) you can find these in your grocery or health food store. They are natural and healthier than the other non-sugar sweeteners (thats another story!). Lemon/Lime water can actually help burn fat if it is used on a regular basis, and is a good natural detoxifier. It helps to cleanse both the kidneys and the liver. Learning to increase your water intake can seem daunting at first, but, I suggest you do it in small steps, especially if you are a hardcore soda drinker. Try replacing one drink a day with a bottle of water, and increasing that every 3-4 days until you have replaced the majority of your fluids with water. Your health and your body will thank you for it and before you know it, you wont be able to do without it!!! Until Next Time, Stay Healthy!! take before the county commissioners, so over the next few weeks, if you see them out and about please sign the petition, and lets help them get someplace that will be safe for them to skate instead of on the streets. Not only will this help our local kids but it will put money back into our community. I want to share one last thing with you before I close. My son and his friends handed me a list of rules that they would like to see enforced with their skateboard park, and they are as follows. Rules: If anyone is caught doing drugs or drinking on the property, they will be banned for life. If anyone starts a fight they will be banned for three months the first time, six months the second time and for life the third time. Only accidental cursing will be allowed, like if you fall and a curse word gets knocked out of you. No drawing on the concrete unless you are really famous. No spitting allowed and if you get caught spitting gum out on the skate surface, you will be banned for one month. No Smoking Cigarettes on the property no matter how old you are. Sounds like a good set of rules to me. I want to thank these young men for wanting us to help and you for reading this article and although some people might not understand what skateboarding is all about, you shouldnt knock it unless you have tried it. March 12, 2014 B3 CROSSWORD PUZZLE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK Why do we celebrate St. Patricks Day on March 17th? Was St. Patrick really a saint? Answer: in 3/19 issue Solution is on page B2 SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 Crescent City (386) 698-1232 M-W-F 8am 5pm Welaka (386) 467-3171 T TH 8am 5pm Marisela Carbajal, www.azahealth.org Apply before March 31st Beat the deadline of March 31, 2014 Live easy. Smile right. Experience a professional, relaxing environment while maintaining a healthy smile. Emergencies, Cosmetics, Implants, Dentures, & All General Dentistry.698-1138Roger A. Lowe, D.D.S. 301 N. Summit St., Crescent City 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! DOWNTOWN PALATKA, INC. RADIO SHOW Listen to DPI radio to increase the value of your coupon BINGO PalaceOpen Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 3 Progressive Games Daily!201 St. Johns Avenue Palatka, Florida 32177 (386) 328-5822 bingopalaceflorida.com Authorized Sales AgentWATTLESBusiness Solutions 3863254323 Great Programs wiydradio.com or wplk.com LISTEN anytime, any place! 800 AM The Music of Your Day Visit wiydradio.com and listen on-line!NOW STREAMING LIVE!1260 AMWIYD WIYD Classic Country Mon. Fri. The Morning Show 7 9 a.m. Swapshop 9 10 a.m. Mon. Martha Music & More Mon. 10 11 a.m. w/ Martha Pace Mon. Night Cancer Talk w/ Dr. K Thurs. @ 5 p.m. Downtown Palatka Events & Businesses Two Weeks of Trivia Night WinnersOn Wednesday, February 19, there were twelve teams playing. The first place winners who received a $50 gift certificate were Bar flies whose members are Mr. Anonymous, William Stout, Lenny Valentine and Jeffrey Windham. On Wednesday, February 26 at 3 Bananas there were eleven teams playing. The first place winners who received a $50 gift cer tificate were Divas & Dudes whose members are Rodney Phillips, Darvin Geldien, Sarah Geldien, Heather Harper and Beverly Phillips. The second place team who received a $30 gift certificate was Barflies. The third place team who received a $20 gift cer tificate was Como Cats. Ditzy Chicks + came in fourth and Manes & Flames came in fifth. The Beer Round was won by Como Cats. 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. Thugs? from pg. B1Water from pg. B1 Solution is on page B2 317 N. Summit St., 386-698-1313Crescent City Flower Shopwww.crescentcityowershop.com Nothing says Spring has sprung! quite like a arrangement. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922

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MIKEAL H + JANE E H/W. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC TAMPA 1 LLC the holder of number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF GOVT LOT 10 E OF RIV ER BK18 P1 BKJ P583(EX OR659 P461 OR672 P677) (MAP SHEET 21/39D/48A) PARCEL NUMBER 21-10-27-00000890-0000 Name in which assessed MAXWELL CALVIN L + RACHEL G H/W. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC TAMPA 1 LLC the holder of number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF GOVT LOT 22 OR334 P1418 OR357 P573 LOTS 602 603 604 605 NWF BREAM LAKE (MAP SHEET 6W) PARCEL NUMBER 06-11-23-00000220-0370 Name in which assessed HOFFNER CURT E SR+MARLETTE H/W ETAL C/O Curt+marlette+dorothy Hoffner. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PRECISION TOWING & RECOV ERY, LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on March 28, 2014, 10:00 am at 3816 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2525, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PRECISION TOWING & RECOV ERY, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.4T1BG22KOWU249927 1998 TOYOTA 3/12/14 Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF GOVT LOT 7 OR1231 P1654 PARCEL NUMBER 16-09-27-00000020-0050 Name in which assessed ALLEN JACK W + BETTY L H/W. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF SE1/4 OF SW1/4 OR469 P628 (BLK A LOT 5) PARCEL NUMBER 15-10-23-00000031-0050 Name in which assessed ADDERLY WELLINGTON + DAVID. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF GOVT LOT 3 OR446 P153 (PARCEL 30) PARCEL NUMBER 16-10-23-00000051-0300 Name in which assessed KENNEDY VIRGINIA ROBBINS. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF NW1/4 OF SW1/4 OR470 P1033 (LOT 8 LAKE MIRROR FOREST UNREC) PARCEL NUMBER 11-10-24-00000150-0080 Name in which assessed TORRES JOSEPH L + MONICA H/W. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF NE1/4 OF NW1/4 OR645 P85 (LOTS 15A + 16A) PARCEL NUMBER 24-10-24-00000030-0151 Name in which assessed NEW YORK ADVISORY GROUP INC. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OR 50 P 639, OR 52 P 22 PARCEL NUMBER 01-10-26-00000382-0000 Name in which assessed MOSLEY CLEMMIE. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SIMPSON MICHAEL G AND OLA JEAN the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF W1/2 OF SE1/4 BK71 P370 BK69 P552 BK102 P414 (EX OR274 P179 OR295 P553 OR324 P599 OR328 P1897 OR333 P1981 OR340 P1796 OR341 P131 OR342 P299 OR350 P213 OR353 P1265 OR355 P255 OR359 PP729 752 OR361P975 OR377 P471 OR382 P955 OR386 P1130 OR391 P1621 OR408 P1261 OR409 P1504 OR428 P1656 OR447 P1500 OR460 P695 OR461 P1607 OR476 P448 OR520 P20 OR556 P1082) (SUBJECT TO FPL ESMT BK237 P229) PARCEL NUMBER 14-10-26-00000810-0000 Name in which assessed BROTHERS WILLIAM E + KATHLEEN J H/W. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: 14-10-26 PT OF NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OR 190 P 435 PARCEL NUMBER 14-10-26-00000992-0000 Name in which assessed KITE LINDA GAIL. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SIMPSON MICHAEL G AND OLA JEAN the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: W1/2 OF W1/2 OF W1/2 OF E1/2 OF NE1/4 OF SE1/4(EX OR566 P1604 OR831 P1826) PARCEL NUMBER 05-10-27-00000600-0000 Name in which assessed ATKINS JOHN L HEIRS OF. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC TAMPA 1 LLC the holder of number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF GOVT LOT 10 OR273 P60 (MAP SHEET 21/39D/48A) PARCEL NUMBER 21-10-27-00000780-0050 Name in which assessed WOLFE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: WELAKA VILLAGE UNIT 1 MB6 P83 LOT 61 PARCEL NUMBER 03-12-26-92400000-0610 Name in which assessed SHAKUR DANNY + JERRY SHAKUR. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: LOTS 3 + 4 (EX BK221 P357 OR22 P414 OR32 P367 OR105 PP186 + 187 OR262 P5 OR367 P1752 OR341 P1976 OR377 P1381 OR378 P392 OR379 P408 OR395 P477 OR529 PP 838 840 842 1604)(ALSO EX THAT PT OF S1/2 OF SE1/4 LYING SOUTH OF TINSLEY RD AS DESCRIB ED IN OR516 P1601) (EX OR766 P770) PARCEL NUMBER 24-08-24-00000050-0000 Name in which assessed TINSLEY DOROTHY J. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk taxdeeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC TAMPA 1 LLC the holder of number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF S1/2 OF GOVT LOT 10 BK218 P91(EX OR493 P623 OR955 P1820) PARCEL NUMBER 34-09-24-00000060-0000 Name in which assessed HENLEY WILLIAM C. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk taxdeeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC TAMPA 1 LLC the holder of number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 Description of Property: PT OF NE1/4 OF SE1/4 OR583 P543 (LOT 1-18) PARCEL NUMBER 18-09-26-00000020-0031 Name in which assessed GLISSON LAWANNA. All of said property being in the County of Putnam, State of Florida. cates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in be sold to the highest bidder in the Meeting Room, located at 107 North Sixth Street, Palatka, Florida, on the 9th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Donna Wheeler Deputy Clerk deeds/list.html 3/5-3/12-3/19-3/26/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: B5 Iron Man from page A1 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices 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 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Lovarnso WalkerSales Consultant256 Hwy. 17 N., Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-8863 Ext. 117 (800) 382-3692 Ext. 117 FAX (386) 328-7222 CELL (386) 559-3512 lovarnsowalker@beckchrysler.com Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive Needs Putnam County You Have a ChoiceLegal AdvertisingIN PUTNAM COUNTY PUTNAM COUNTYCJ A burn ban is now in effect for all of Putnam County, and will remain in e ffect indefinitely. There i s a $12,500.00 rew ard for any information leading to the a rrest and conviction o f an arsonist(s) in any area of the County. Open burning, except outdoor grills used in preparing food, and commercial lan d 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 th e ban. The violation of this order is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 for each offense and by a term of imprisonme nt of up to 60 days in j ail for each offense. Any person violating the burn ban sh all, in addition to the p enalties described abov e, reimburse the Cou nty for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such viola tion, including without limitation, response and suppression costs. Any information concerning suspicious a ctivity in the area of a brush fire in Putnam County is encou raged 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 National Fish Hatchery, 726 Hwy 309, Welaka, FL 32139. Free for all kids ages 5-15. Registration 7:30 a.m. Fishing at 8 a.m. Prizes at 10 a.m. Lots of great prizes, 2 ponds open, Bass, Bream, Cat sh. Bring your own Bait. Al Fish are keepers. One Line per Child allowed in the Water. Small Fry Tent Open for the Under 5 yrs Old Crowd!Lane and Road ClosuresThe following lane and road closures will be in effect until April 20: State Road 19: Daytime lane closures for southbound traf c from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from St. Johns Avenue to Crill Avenue (State Road 20) for ditch cleaning. US 17: Daytime lane closures from the Volusia County line to State Road 100 West Monday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway markings, excluding the construction zones in Crescent City and in East Palatka. US 17: Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from Laurel Lane to Junction Road while crews install irrigation lines in the medians. US 17: Nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday from State Road 207 to the Memorial Bridge for asphalt removal and paving. Also, possible daytime lane closures for concrete delivery for driveway, curb and sidewalk reconstruction.Master Gardeners Plant Sale Chamber After HoursGuest Speaker and Field Trip17TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING RODEOThe Annual Plant Sale by the Master Gardeners o f Putnam County takes place on April 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Extension Ofce, 111 Yelvington Rd., East Palatka in the auditorium. Each year the Master Gardeners offer plants, trees, seeds, garden needs and treasures at the plant sale. Master Gardeners will be on duty to answer gardening questions. Soil samples may be submitted for free ph testing, which will take 7-10 days. Baked goods will also be for sale to hungry guests and Master Gardeners. All proceeds made from this sale are returned to the community through the many projects the Master Gardeners are involved in, such as; school gardens, summer day camps, gardening classes, ph soil testing, demonstration gardens, home visits, community gardens, and more. Please stop by on April 21 and take home plants and other items provided by the Master Gardeners. The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the First Coast Technical College, 102 Port Road next to Newcastle Shipyards in the Barge Port. Putnam County Environmental Council will meet at the Palatka Library, located at CR 20 and College Road, this Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be the award-winning bird and nature photographer, Bill Chitty, of Florahome, The public is invited to this program, and refreshments will be served. Then on Saturday April 21 PCEC will follow up this program by taking a eld trip to the Welaka Fish Hatchery. Participants will meet at 9:30 A.M. at the Beecher Spring Unit of the Hatchery, which is located 3.3 miles south of the only traf c light in Welaka on CR 309. This is the time of year when newly hatched sh are released into the ponds, and a multitude of birds y in for feeding. This makes for great photographs. Bring your camera, or just come for bird watching. Afterward, those interested can enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at Shrimp-R-Us in Welaka. Any questions, contact Carol at 386-4672231 or j-cmacdonald@att.net Free Tax Prep Assistance at Seville Community Resource Center is now available through April 15 on the following days: Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Tax Assistance Bass Fishing TournamentThe 16th Annual Save Rodman Reservoir open boat bass tournament will be held on April 21. Launching will be from Kenwood Landing. The tournament ends at 3 p.m. with the weigh-in. Entry per boat is $100 with a 70 percent payback to the top 15 percent of the eld. Breakfast and dinner will be served as well as coffee, cold drinks, and donuts. River City Tournaments is in charge of conducting the tournament. For more information call Ed Taylor at 386329-0205.Pinwheels For PreventionThe Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC a t UNF), the states principal source for small business assistanc e in North Florida, i s pleased to announce that Cheryl Lynch h as been hired as a Business Analyst. Lynch will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners at the new SBDC office in Putnam County. Lynch brings extensive experience t o the position. Over the past 20 years she has played an instrumental part in several start-u p ventures, where she implemented all financial and operational systems in companies that ranged from real estate, to online retail, to the entertainmen t 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 t o have Cheryl Lynch join the SBDC. She has a tremendous amount of experience in owning and growing a business which will be an 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 Administrati on, the University of North Florida, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of County Commission ers, City of Palatka, and the Putnam Coun ty Development Au thority. Since 1976, the Small Business Developme nt 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 business 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 BanLimited Time Only! $15 can x your cat or kitten. Angle Paws Animal Friends, Inc., through a program with Jacksonville No More Homeless Pets is offering this spay/neuter. Includes a ea treatment. Call 467-3028 for details.Free Feline Spay or NeuterMovies in the Park, Sponsored by TD Bank. On Saturday April 21 at 8 P.M. Happy Feet Two will be shown. Light concessions will be available. This event is also sponsored by Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent Termite and Florida Power and Light. For more information call City Hall at 386-698-2525.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 th e third reading of a pro posed charter amend ment concerning term limits for commissioners and mayor/ commissioner, which passed unanimously, and which will appear on the November ba llot; 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 control beacons; a review of the proposed resurfacing and reorientation of the city hall park ing lot, necessitated by changes to US 17, and providing for e ntrance from Florida Avenue; the reconfigura tion of the first block of west Lemon Avenue to a one-way street, due to safety conside rations 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 e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! www.facebook.com/putnamcountycourierjournal

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