Putnam County Courier Journal

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Clay Electric Cooper ative recently honored four employees for outstanding achievement in 2013 that reected well on themselves and the cooperative. Awards were presented in four categories: internal customer service, external customer service, community service and Samaritan. One employee was selected from among the four award recipients as the 2013 Employee Recognition Award winner. The four award recipients are Marsha Douglas of the Palatka District; Dawn Monaghan of the Human Resources, Safety and Training Department; Bar bara Cato of the Salt Springs District; and Billy Coursey of the Keystone Heights District. Douglas, ofce ser vices coordinator for the Palatka District, received the external customer service award. She has worked for the co-op for nearly 30 years. Several co-workers wrote praise-lled nominations for Douglas, pointing out that she frequently goes above and beyond to assist members. Ac cording to co-workers, Douglas shows compassion for members and truly cares for them. Douglas was also selected as the 2013 Employee Recognition Award winner. She received the overall Recognition award during a presentation by Gener al Manager/CEO Ricky Davis at the co-ops Annual Meeting on March 20. Monaghan, administrative assistant in Human Resources, was awarded a Recognition award in the internal customer service category. Monaghan has been with the co-op for 18 years. In nominating her, co-workers described her as not only helpful and caring, but that she is always cheerful and pleasant. They said Monaghan was diligent in nding solutions to issues in a timely manner. The smile in her voice can be contagious, one person wrote on the nomination form. Cato, a customer service representative in the Salt Springs District, was awarded recognition in the community service category. Cato has been with the co-op for 29 years. She was nominated by several co-workers for taking an active role in several community events. Cato is president of the Salt Springs VFW Ladies Auxiliary and has organized family fun days, food basket drives and back-to-school events. She has worked to provide assistance to the less fortunate and to make the holidays brighter for everyone in the community. Coursey, a meter reader in the Keystone Heights District, was honored with a Recognition award in the Samaritan category. He has worked for the coop for almost 30 years. Coursey was nominated by co-workers who learned that he had helped save a members life when he happened upon him while reading meters. Not only did he help the member, but he returned later in the day to check on the man and sat and talked with him for a while. Courseys co-workers praised his actions and felt that he was worthy of recognition. Each winner was recognized at his or her department meeting in March. The award winners, nominated by co-workers, were chosen by a panel of previous winners. This is an annual program at Clay Electric and all employees are eligible and encouraged to nominate their colleagues. For the last two months, the students of Middleton Burney Elementary school have been raising money for the March of Dimes. They made their pennies count during the faculty and staff Cutest Baby Contest. Students put on their dancing shoes for a dollar during a school dance. Mid dleton Burney has seen crazy hair, students favorite sunglasses, and even some students walking around with their clothes on backwards all to raise money for the March of Dimes. On Wednesday principal James Stout allowed students from pre-k thru third grade to tape him to the wall during their lunch period. Since the duct tape was donated by local businesses, the over four hundred and fty dollars that were raised is prot. That money will be added to the money that has already been made and given to the March of Dimes when the campaign is over. Middleton Burney would like to thank Hills Hardware, Crescent Citys Ace Hardware, Wal-mart, Lowes, and Home Depot for donating the duct tape that made this event such a success. In This Issue: Putnam County Tasha NewboldCommunity Contributor facebook.com/putnamcountycourierjournal Kids Fishing Rodeo The 19th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, April 19, at the Welaka National Fish Hatchery located at 726 Highway 309 Welaka. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is free to kids of all ages. registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and shing starts at 8 a.m. with prizes given at 10 a.m. Two ponds will be open, stocked with bass, bream and catsh. Bing your own bait, prizes will be given and all sh are keepers with one line per child allowed in the water. The small fry tent will be open for kids under 5 years of age. For more information call 386-467-2374. e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! A Farmers Market will be held at the Pomona Park Community Center, rain or shine, the rst Saturday of every month. The market begins at 7 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Michelle Johnson at 386-983-1314 or Joyce Svingala at 386-649-9293. Special to theCourier Journal A workshop will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Crescent City. The purpose for the workshop will be to help residents nd out more about the counties landll operations, and for a presentation with a question and answer session conducted by Larry Gast, Director of Sanitation for Putnam County. This workshop will help provide information to attendees regarding the potential sale of county property to a private waste management company. from crew neck as well as ladies and youth Ts. You can stop by Lighthouse Screen Printing at 2167 S Hwy 17 Crescent City, 386-698-4400 or the Putnam County Courier Journal 330 N. Summit St. Crescent City 386-698-1644. Order before the festival and get your shirts for $13 (price correction from last week) per shirt. Or $15 dollars at the festival. Buy 12 shirts and get your name or company logo on the back for just $2 more per shirt. Photo by Mike Jones Putnam County This years 36 th Annual Catfish Festival on April 4 & 5, is gearing up to be one of the best yet! With awesome entertainment by CMT top ten Nashville recording artist Ryan Weaver, and local sensation 309C, not to mention some of the best cooked food in Florida, you wont want to miss a minute of the fun this year! Photo by Tasha Newbold Principal James Stout sticks to his word and allows studentrs to duct tape him to a wall to raise money for the March Of Dimes. Welcome To The 36 th Annual A Special Publication of the Putnam County

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Dear Editor: This letter is written to thank County Commissioners Nancy Harris, Larry Harvey, and Chip Liabl for voting to move forward on a bid to win the new VA nursing home for our county. These commissioners are to be commend ed for appreciating and supporting our veterans. The yes vote on Tuesday, Mar ch 25 was just the beginning of this pro cess, of course, and we will be competing with other counties. Still, these thr ee commissioners are committed to doing their very best to secure this federal project for us. It has been said, The longest journey begins with the first step. I wish our Commissioners Gods speed. Respectfully, Carolyn Swope InterlachenTake a look at your bills: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet? What exactly does it take to make it in America? The working poor are not fundamentally different, nor do they practice some kind of magical math that allows them to support their families on wages that would sink your own. This year, President Obama called for a raise in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. The controversy that followed was as predictable as it was irrelevant to those with the most at stake: the low-wage working poor. As usual, voices of those most affected have been glaringly absent. Also missing is any discussion of the bread-and-butter question: What is it actually like to live on $7.25 or $9 an hour? Does either of these numbers constitute what working families need and deserve? Although the terms minimum wage and living wage are sometimes used interchangeably, their meanings are quite different. A minimum wage is the lowest a business can legally pay. A living wage is what its workers need to meet their families basic needs to stave off the choice between a gallon of gas and a gallon of milk. A full-time worker at the federal minimum wage makes $14,500 a year, placing him or her below the federal poverty line if that worker is supporting a family of two or more. A $9-an-hour minimum wage would push that annual income up to $21,000. But if you look at that raise in inflation-adjusted dollars, it leaves todays minimum-wage worker making significantly less than he did in 1968. Low-wage workers, despite the fuzzy math of the minimum-wage debate, cannot spin paychecks of straw into middle-class gold. The working poor do what they must, whether that means living in substandard housing or making do with lowcost, low-nutrition food. But their bottom-line needs are no different from anyone elses. President Obamas savviest move may have been his call for communities to act on their own, passing living-wage ordinances at local and state levels. In Washington State, for example, legislators have introduced a measure to raise the states minimum wage from $9.32 an hour to $12 an hour by 2017. This livable-wage issue is a priority for the Marguerite Casey Foundation. So when we found out that the general manager of the hotel we had booked months in advance for a staff retreat helped lead the campaign against a minimum-wage increase, we were taken aback. It was too late to cancel our reservation, so we opted to do what we had each day since the foundations inception: We would wear our values on our sleeves -literally. The morning of the retreat, 25 staff members arrived at the hotel, all wearing T-shirts saying, WE SUPPORT A LIVING WAGE. The hotels general manager soon sought us out. But he had not approached us to debate a living wage. His concern was narrower. Are there more of you? he said. In the short term, it was easy enough to reassure him that, no, there were no busloads of protesters heading for the hotel. But the truer answer is, Yes, there are more of us families across America who believe in the promise of the American Dream. How could we explain that all we wanted was for those who slept in beds and ate food made by minimum-wage workers to question policies and priorities that leave those workers struggling to feed and house their own families? And for businesses like his to recognize that it takes a work force to grow a profit line. No matter how good the product, a business is only as good as the people it employs. Dont they deserve more than minimum wage? A recent USA Today/Pew Research Center poll found that nearly two-thirds of Republicans (64 percent) and more than nine out of 10 Democrats believe government should take action to reduce poverty. If 25 of us wearing T-shirts stating our support for a living wage rattled the administration of a hotel, what might the 46 million people living in poverty in this country achieve working together? Perhaps they could move the country in the direction where most Americans stand. ----------------Luz Vega-Marquis is president and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News. Her blog posts are featured on the Marguerite Casey Foundation website and in The Huffington Post. 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 hometown. Address letters to: Editor 330 N. Summit St. Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to letters@cjnewsfl.com. Putnam County A2 Luz Vega-Marquis City of Crescent CityThursday, April 3, 6 p.m. Sanitation Department Presentation along with Q&A with Larry Gast regarding Pri vatization of Putnam County Landfill! City Commission Meeting, April 10, 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, April 8, 9 a.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205www.Putnam-FL.comPutnam County School Board Next Meeting, April 7, 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. Through a Childs EyesThe babies are not doing good and we raise money for them.Kaelyn Blackwelder Second Grade Mrs. GoodieIts for the babies when they are born sick.Alyna Garcia Kindergarden Mrs. C Pugh What is the March of Dimes and why is it important?Babies come out early and the doctors help them grow big and strong like nor mal kids.Giovsnni Palencia Third Grade: Mr. Watson Its for the babies. To raise money for the babies.Ruben Lopez First Grade Ms. Hebden Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes OPINIONLetter to the Editor On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItThank You County CommissionersYou Better Lock your DoorsA. Nonymous A Living Wage is an Equal VoiceIf I ate two boxes of ex-lax it wouldnt get my bowels in more of an uproar than they are right now. Today, a group based in Washington that advocates for stricter immigration en forcement, released a document showing that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, r eleased almost 68,000 foreign nationals who have been convicted or charged with a crime instead of deporting them! Are you kidding me?! ICE agents reported that they had encountered over 193,000 criminal aliens in 2013 but only filed paper work on 125,000 for deportation, and they released 67,879. ICE came back with a comment say ing the numbers released in their own reports were wrong and that almost 216,000 illegal aliens, that wer e convicted criminals, had been removed in 2013. Now heres an interesting fact for you, in 2012 the House Republicans tracked down 26,000 illegal alien criminals and discovered they were linked to over 58,000 crimes. The Center for Immigration, also known as CIS, reported that 870,000 illegal immigrants had been ordered to be removed from the U.S over a year ago, but to date not one of the 870,000 has been deported, in fact, they are still here. A spokesperson for ICE said, Not all of those were violent criminals, some were DUIs, but according to CIS, a large majority of the numbers of the criminals released had been convicted of rape and murder. The fact remains that ICE still released almost 68,000 criminals to freely walk our streets. I am so sick and tired of our government wasting money to convict illegals, just to release them to do more crimes against U.S. citizens, and not only are they free but we support them with EBT cards, free phones, free housing, cash and even free medical. What in the heck has happened to our country? Where are our leaders? Why do they refuse to do the job we hired them to do? Ill tell you where and why, because they hide behind armed security guards and play golf instead of being leaders. By God, if they are going to make laws then they need to enforce them, period. The government is trying to take our guns on one hand, and with the other they give them to the Mexican cartel as evidenced by the fast and furious case. They allow illegal aliens, who they know are criminals, to walk our streets; the very people that are sworn to keep us safe are putting us in danger. I hope that during the upcoming election you people wont hire any elected officials because you want to make a statement or because they are good looking people. Learn about the people who are running for office and what they stand for. We have no one to blame but ourselves for the way this country is now! Its not really the fault of the criminals but the people in our government we should blame. After all, they are only doing what we allow them to do. As an American citizen, you have a voice, so why dont you use it? Call your elected officials today and tell them, We are sick and tired of the way you run things. Get your crap together, or in the words of Donald Trump, YOURE FIRED. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but Thats how I see it. e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital!

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Fun with Family Joe and Debbie Marshal have been enjoying having their daughter, Debbie Bryson, her husband Lamont and their son Zack from Ohio. Debbie has been singing all over the area with different groups and bands. She invited many of the people she met to come to Fun Friday at Pomona Parks community center. About 50 people were present; some said they would come again. The Brysons have been busy enjoying the lovely Florida weather although they are a bit sunburned, riding on the river in Pops boat. Zack loved seeing the alligators and wildlife. This has been a good visit for the whole family. Debbie has sold quite a few CDs and made a lot of friends. They will be back.Spring Kickoff DinnerThe GFWC Crescent City Womans Club will be holding a barbecue dinner on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and will include a generous portion of chicken, baked beans, homemade potato salad, rolls and dessert. Get dinner to go or eat at the clubhouse at 604 N. Summit Street in Crescent City. Either way, dont miss this Spring Kickoff Barbecue Dinner. Chicken will be cooked in the parking lot by Chris Crawford. For more information call Gayle Evans at 386698-2690 or Myra Lord at 386-559-3126.Lunch with the GreatsThe Friends of the Crescent City Library presents Lunch with the Greats on Wednesday, April 9 at 12 p.m. in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Library. This month, meet Marilyn Swisher, who now lives in Seville. She taught for 13 years in Switzerland, France and Saudi Arabia. She lived with the Royal family in their palace in Saudi Arabia, and taught English to their ve children and 27 servants. Come meet Marilyn and hear about her international teaching experiences. Bring bagged lunch, drinks are provided. For more information call the library at 386698-2600. New Library Hours Starting April 1, the new hours for the Crescent City Library will be Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. Quoting Henry Van Dyke, librarian Aida Smith notes, Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best. Henry Van Dyke Annual Plant Sale Need plants for the garden, or to landscape the yard? The Putnam County Master Gardeners Annual Spring Plant Sale takes place Saturday, April 5 at the Putnam County Extension UF/FAS Auditorium, located at 111 Yelvington Rd in East Palatka. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more information, call Putnam County Extension Ofce at 386-329-0318. Fitness Center The new larger room for Silver Sneakers has opened at the Putnam Family Fitness Center, 213 Penny Street in Pomona Park. Workouts are from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Ask for a free week pass at the front desk. New program Ret Cardio Dance is taught by certied instructor Salee Shackleford Monday through Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Get/go mini boot camp with Troy is a quick workout for working folks, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-6:30 a.m. Cost is $2 per class. Call 386-649-8784 for more information. Home of the Month Winners of the Home of the Month Award for Pomona Park are Paul and Lyndia Linkswiler at 223 Worcester in Pomona Park. The azaleas are lovely, and so is Lyndias garden in the front yard where she has a display of her crystal birdbaths, sundials and decorative yard ornaments. Her workshop in the garage is amazing, with items of interest on the table. She designs the pieces and her husband Paul helps put them together. He also helps furnish the sh for the Fish Frys. Lyndia is very active in Neighborhood Watch and other organizations. They love their home and love living in this area. Child Abuse Wear Blue Everyone is being encouraged to take a stance against child abuse by wearing blue on April 9. April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Wear your blue to school, to the ofce, church and work. Show you care. Post Ofce Survey A meeting was held at the Community Center in Lake Como on March 25 at 5 p.m. to help decide what changes could be made in the hours of the Lake Como Post Ofce. A representative from the Sun Coast District, Jackie Villemaire, was in charge of the program and was accompanied by Troy Kenning, Crescent City Postmaster Harold Hutsen Pillar, and former Lake Como Postmaster Ashley. Surveys were given to nd out the preferences of the residents. Results of the surveys will be published at a later date. 5k Sign-up Registration applications are still being taken at the Putnam Family Fitness Center in Pomona Park for the Catsh Festival 5K and 10K relays. People of all ages are encouraged to sign up. Call 386-649-8784 for more information. This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Crescent City. All proceeds go to support Crescent City Rotary Clubs Dollars for Scholars. Spring Tea The ladies from St John the Baptist Catholic Church Alter Rosary Society will be holding a tea April 24, starting a 1 p.m. There will be entertainment, lunch, raffles and prizes. Wear your hats and gloves if you want to! Tickets are $10 and are available through any of the ladies. Call Gert Gaster at 386-6494005, or Sue Brierly at 386-698-4479 to have your tickets held at the door.Church NewsSaturday, April 12 an Easter egg hunt will be held at Lake Como Church from 1-3 p.m. Celebrate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with a potato soup supper on Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Easter Sunrise services will be at 11 a.m., everyone is welcome. Easter Service Sunrise Services on Easter Sunday, April 20 will be held at 6:30 a.m. at Jim and Shirley Griffins home on lakefront Highway 17 in Pomona Park, 1738 S. Hwy 17, across from Geos Autos. Regular worship service at church is at 11 a.m. with music and drama. Communion at 6 p.m. April 13. Everyone is welcome. Fish Fry Success The Fish Fry at the Grifns on Saturday was a big success. Everyone said the food was wonderful. This was a fundraiser to help the continuing work on the Putnam Family Fitness Center. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped and donated food! Strawberry Shortcake Donna Cooney says Help! Please come to the Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 4 at 9 a.m. to help prepare the strawberries for the shortcake for Catsh Festival. While Nancy Harris was the leader for many years, this is Donnas rst year being in charge. Bring bowls, colanders and knives. Donna says, You know the drill. Everyone is welcome. Call Donna at Lakeside Title at 386-698-0886 or 386-244-4336. Dont Forget On Catsh day the Pomona Park Market will also be taking place, always on the rst Saturday of the month. King Catsh is coming for breakfast at 9 a.m. in honor of the festival special pancake topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Also available is a rafe for Easter baskets lled with treats, a strawberry tart from Pat Bergquist, a shthemed shirt apron, and a cookbook. Two free drawings will be donated for boys and girls Easter baskets. Proceeds from the vendor spaces and rafes will be donated to the Crescent City Rotary Club. Twins, 5 Years Old Brianna and Logan Music were with their grandmother Mary Green at the Pomona Park Fish Fry. I took their picture when they were ve months old or so at the Lake Como breakfast. COMMUNITYMore Family Fun, Silver Sneakers in Larger Room and Easter Services A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comJackie Villemaire in charge of Lake Como Post Ofce meeting with Crescent City Postmaster. Harold Hutsen Pillar assisting with meeting. Worker Bees, Saturday Morning Crew at GFWC Crescent City Womans Club preparing vegetables for the Sunday dinner after church. Cook for sh fry Bob Morey, sh catcher Mark Fontana, sponsors Shirley and Jim Grifn. Linda and Paul Linkswiler, 223 Worcester in Pomona Park are the Home of the Month winners. Marshal Family seated, Joe and Deb Marshal with grandson Zack. Standing, Debbie and Lamont Bryson. Picture form former strawberry preparation Ray Turner, Freida Garland, Kitty Miller and Nancy Harris. Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440 325.0460 at Bohannon Battery 613 N. Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 www.ShatteredData.com Touch Screen Repair! iPhone, iPad and MORE! 386-546-7604 rfntbfnn rn individualsmall businesstntt nrn nnnnr Florida Bluerfnn nn t r ntr Reiter Insurance Agency rr rr nt rfntbfrt frft t Fish fry helper Pat Bergquist working the signs.

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Keep Putnam Beauti ful and Beef O Bradys is co-sponsoring the Cinco~de~Boat Recy cling Regatta on May 3, in celebration of Cino de Maya. Race Starts at 11 a.m. at the soft landing by the Gazebo and Clock T ower next to the Memorial Bridge. Par ticipants will oat under the bridge and over to Beefs dock. The Recycling Regatta will follow the Mug Race launch. Build a homemade vessel from used/recycled materials and sail it on a short course on the St. Johns Riverfront and you could win the grand prize of $100 cash or other great prizes! There are four categories of prizes: rst to the nish line wins $100 cash; the Peoples Choice Award, the crowds favorite, wins a $20 gift certificate to Beefs; Most Original, deter mined by the judges, $20 gift cer ticate to Beefs; and the Saltiest Dog, the vessel that sinks the fastest (or cant get off the start line), wins 4 hamburg er platters from Angels Diner Everyone is invited to participate: families, businesses, organizations, individuals or gr oups. Get your blueprints ready and start saving those recyclables to build your homemade boat to sail on the (short) course of the St. Johns River. Entry fee is $20 per vessel prior to the race; $25 the day of the race. Register at Beef O Bradys, 201 N. 1st. Street, or visit www. KeepPutnamBeautiful. org for more informa tion and registration for ms. Proceeds benet Keep Putnam Beautifuls litter prevention and recycling education programs in Putnam County. A4 OUR TO WN Years Ago...75 years agoApril 5, 1989Former Gator Miler Breaks Old Mark by Four SecondsA cool, breezy Satur day morning made the conditions just right for record-shattering performances in the 10th annual Catfish 5k Run as Gainesville s Jeff Pigg set new standards in the mens competition. The 25-yearold former University of Florida miler sprinted through the picturesque back streets of Crescent City in a record-breaking time of 14:54.25 years agoApril 7, 1939- Stork Special Wins Close Race to HospitalWhen Postmaster William M. Jones of Villa Grove, IL found roads closed by floods, he appealed to the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railway to rush his wife, expecting the stork momentarily, to Tuscola where the nearest hospital was locat ed. The division superintendent hooked up the caboose, tender and locomotive and rushed the stricken mother to Tuscola. The baby, a boy, arrived two hours later. April 2, 1964Child Falls Into LakeA little girl perhaps six years old dropped off the city dock into Lake Crescent Monday morning, and was fished out unharmed. The name of the child is unknown. Ivo Gengler was enjoying a day of fishing from the dock when the accident occurred. The child and her brother were running about on the dock while their father fished. She suddenly dropped off one of the boat slip walks into the lake which is about six feet deep there. She clutched a post but could not get out of the water. Her father froze with fear. Mr. Gengler held his fishing pole down near her and told her to hang on to it and he pulled her around to a spot where the water is not so deep. There he dropped in and lifted her to safety. The father thanked him and disappeared with the children.50 years ago 10 years agoMarch 31, 2004Essay WinnersThe English classes at Crescent City Jr.-Sr. High School were involved in this years Americanism essay contest. Mrs. Gail Williams, chairman of the English department at the school had 18 of her tenth grade students and 23 students from Muriel Kuhn s tenth grade class enter the National Contest sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 183. Essays were to depict What Patriotism Means to me. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. 5 years agoApril 1, 2009Local Organization Raises HIV Awareness through GrantThe National AIDS Fund (NAF) awarded their Southern REACH Initia tive grant to a local organization, the Rural Womens Health Project (R WHP), in order to expand their HIV/AIDS outreach in several Spanish-speaking, farm-working communities in North Florida. This grant (was) awarded to continue supporting (the) organizations capacity to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS in the South, Maya Pore, NAF Program officer said. Way Back When...Special to theCourier Journal The following photograph appeared in the April 14, 1966 issue of the Courier Journal. These kinds of events were a regular part of life in Crescent City in years past. Dedication Ceremonies Set for This Sunday New City Hall Formal Dedication Ceremony City Hall Complex Invocation, The Rev. John Hall, First Baptist Church Welcome and Introductions, Mayor Joe E. Thomas Introduction of Speaker, Mr. Gor don T. Butler, Executive Secretary, Florida League of Municipalities, Jacksonville, Fla. Invitation to inspect new facilities, Mayor Joe E. Thomas The Mayor-Commissioner and City Commission of the city of Crescent City adopted a Bond Ordinance at the regular meeting in December, 1964, creating the Public Improvement and Refunding Bond Issue. The bonds were validated and conrmed by decree of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Putnam County, rendered on January 29, 1965. The proceeds of the issue was used to pave 66 blocks of sand streets, using 5 inches of limerock with a triple Bituminous Treatment and resurfacing 17 blocks with Asphaltic Concrete resurfacing mixture. The paving contract with J. D. Manley Construction Company, of Leesburg, Florida, was in excess of $215,005.50. There was also from the Bond Issue created a reserve account of 425,000.00 to pur chase a building on Highway 17 to house the City Hall and City Jail. The building cost $65,000.00. The City Jail was built within the building for $4,500.00. The City Hall ofce, Water and Street Superintendent ofces, Gas Department ofce, Chief of Police ofce, Municipal Court room, Commission Room and Chamber of Commerce ofce was built at a cost of $6,000.00. A new Seagraves Fire Truck was ordered May 6th, 1965, with delivery expected not later than April 15, 1966, at a cost of $15,809.34. Other equipment purchased was a new Wayne Street Sweeper at a cost of $10,500.00, and a new garbage truck at a cost of $8,283.75. Included in the Improvement Bond issue was the payment of $46,000.00 of outstanding Utilities Reserve Certicates which was called for payment April 1, 1966. The Engineering Fees, Fiscal Agent, Bond Attorney Fees and City Attorney costs and extra pavement not in the Paving Contract amounted to $45,401.41. 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saxophonist and a member of the University of Florida Fighting Gator Marching Band. Mac completed his education at Stetson University in Deland where he led a dance band, Julian McInnis and His Orchestra and received a masters degree in chemistry. Following college, Mac worked for Hudson Pulp and Paper Co. / Georgia Pacic as a chemist in the technical department. He held numerous roles over his 45-year career and retired in 1996 in the role of quality manager. He was a member of St. James United Meth odist Church. Mac was a man with diverse inter ests and talents. An avid golfer, Mac was a member of the Palatka Mens Golf Association and enjoyed many Saturday morn ings at the course with his buddies. He shar ed his passion for golf with his wife Betty, who accompanied him for 50-plus years as spectators at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA. An avid runner, Mac also logged many miles through the Ravine Gardens, up and down River Street and competed in several Gate River Runs in Jacksonville over the years. Music remained a big part of his life as a supporter of Suncoast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps out of Clearwater. Mac and Betty spent countless weekends working the chuck wagon and traveling with the corps. In later years, Mac was a member of the Second Winds Quartet in DeLeon Springs, with his brother Cliff and high school friend, Hubert. Mac was a devoted father and husband, with a gentle nature, a strong faith and a smile that could light up a room. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archibald Clifford McInnis and Marjorie Louise Scaffe McInnis, a brother, Richard Hugh McInnis, a sister-in-law, Jeanette McInnis, a cousin-in-law, Dorcus Watson, a brother-in-law, Lam Vu and an aunt, Nona Watson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Ann Betty McInn is of Palatka, three sons, Bud McIn nis (Alice) of Interlachen, Greg Bar ron of LaCrosse and Julian Mac McInnis (Stephanie) of Palatka, two daughters, Leanne Davis (Jerry) of I nterlachen and Tracey McInnis (Clyde) of Palatka, two brothers, Archibald Clifford McInnis, Jr. of DeLeon Springs and William Bill McInnis (Joyce) of Columbia, South Carolina, a sister, Barbara McInnis Vu of DeLeon Springs, six grand children, Jesse McInnis (Crystal) of St. Augustine, Evan McInnis of Jacksonville, Courtney Davis (Rich) of Clearwater, Jared Davis (Kaylee) of Stoughton, Masschutes, Matt Reed and Tyler McInnis, both of Palatka, three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Cason and Sophia McIn nis of St. Augustine, a cousin, Alvin W atson (Lorrin) and numerous niec es and nephews. Services wer e at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Don Hanna ofciating. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Visitation was be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in Macs memory to the ARC of Putnam County, Inc., 1209 Westo ver Dr., Palatka, FL 32177 or to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expr essed to the family at Macs Book of Memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. PENNSYLVANIA William D. Petry III W illiam D. Petry III, 74, of Ren frew, Pennsylvania passed away Mar ch 19, 2014, after an ex tended illness. B orn on December 26, 1939, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. William (Helen Still er) Petry II. He married Er ma Jean Laney on December 11, 1958. She srvives. He enjoyed hunting and shing, loved animals and the great out doors. He had a passion for ying and motor cycles. He is survived by his six childr en, a daughter, Brenda (Kirk) Swartzlander of Dubois; a son, William Petry IV of Silver Hill, Alabama; a son, Bruce (Nadine) Petry of Daytona Beach; a daugh ter, Nancy (Robbie) DeMoustes of Flagler Beach; a daughter Beverly (Carlos) Garces of Palm Coast; and a daughter, Joey (George) Garces of Lake Como. He is also survived by his two brothers, James Petry of Evans City and Glenn Petry of Oregon; his 12 grandchildren; and his ve great-grandchildren. EAST PALATKA Judy L. Moore Judy Louise Moore, 74, of East Palatka, passed away peaceful ly Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at her daughters home in Monticello surr ounded by all her loving fam ily. A native of Tampa, she moved fr om Gainesville to Melrose in 1971 where she lived for 17 years before moving to East Palatka in 1987. Judy was a graduate of the Crawford-Long School of Nursing in Atlanta and received her Mas ters Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida in 1969. Her nursing car eer spanned 36 years and included her serving as a pedi atric nurse at Shands and Alachua General Hospitals in Gainesville. She likewise had been employed with Santa Fe Health Care and taught and served as acting dean with the School of Nursing program at UF. Judy also had served as Vice President of Nursing at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, North Car olina. Upon moving to Putnam County, Judy served as director of nursing at the Putnam County Health Department. Judy was also a strong advocate for Hospice and had been instrumental years ago in assisting rural counties in meet ing state requirements and getting established. She had also been a contributing author of articles in Hospice or ganization publications. Judy was a life member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society and was a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). She and her late husband, Robert, were part of a group who founded the Putnam Runners Club as well as the Rat Island Yacht Club. Judy always had a special place in her heart for children and used her membership in Kiwanis (whose mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time) to make a difference in the lives of the children of Putnam County. Judy served as President of the Kiwanis Club of the Azalea City in 2006-7 and in 2009-10 as Lt. Governor of Division 6 in the Florida District of Kiwanis. In addition to her activities in the Yacht Club and Runners Club, Judy enjoyed golng and especially enjoyed the times she and husband Bob went on cruising expeditions on their boat. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Robert D. Bob Moore, her twin sister Jean M. Herman and her par ents, Joseph B. McLeod and Emma Louisa Pahl McLeod. She is survived by two sons, Robert J. Moor e and wife Anna of Huntsville, Alabama and Ira J. Joe Moore and wife Libby of Lake City, three daughters, Jean L. McCall and husband Robin of Monticel lo, Juliette C. Williams and hus band Tony of Lakeland and Luisa Moor e-Thomson of St. Augustine, two brothers, Joseph B. McLeod, Jr. and wife Dee of New Smyrna Beach and Hiram R. McLeod and wife Rob in of Osteen and 11 grandchildren. In accor dance with Judys wish es, private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, memorial dona tions in Judys memory may be sent to the Kiwanis Club of the Azalea City Foundation, Inc., P .O. Box 50, Palatka, FL 32178 or to your favor ite local Hospice. Memories and condolences may be expr essed to the family at Judys book of memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. PALATAKA Steven Feldman Steven Feldman, 61, of Palatka passed away at his home on Monday, March 10, 2014. Steve was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Delbert and Virginia Feldman. Steve met his wife, Barb, in rst grade while attending elementary school in Ankeny, Iowa. After high school, Steve attended Northwest Missouri State Uni versity and later enlisted in the Ar my. Steve was in the Army for four years, serving as a Military Policeman, dog handler, and CID based at Fort Ord, Califo rinia and loved every minute of his time ther e. Steve and Barb were married in 1976 and spent another year in Monterrey, California before re turning to Iowa. Upon returning their r eturn, Steve worked as a police ofcer at the Ankeny Police Department and at John Deere be fore moving into the eld of Health Infor mation Management. Steve was a Polk County Sheriff Reserve Deputy for 10 years. Steve spent the last 23 years as the Director of Medical Records at hospitals in Iowa and Florida. Not only was he recognized many times for his outstanding work in his eld, more importantly, he was very loved and respected by his employees and the hospital staff. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, and parents, Delbert and Ginny. He is survived by his children, daughter Rebecca Torres (Jose Luis) of Guadalajara, Mexico; son Da vid Feldman (Crystal) of Winter set, Iowa; daughter Sarah Malone (Jonathan) of Shawnee, Kansas. He was a pr oud Grandpa to Zachary, Andrew, Jack Henry, Lucy, Danie la and Elena. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Feldman of Ankeny, Iowa and a brother John Feldman (Teri) of Alleman, Iowa. Family and friends held a gath ering from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur day, March 29, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. T o honor and celebrate his life a Video Trib ute was shown. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. PALATKA Bruce M. Register Bruce M. Register, 56, of Palatka passed away at his residence on Wednes day, March 26, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born in Fort Walton Beach and had lived in Palatka for most of his life. He was a motorcycle mechanic and a life member of the North American Hunting Club. He en joyed playing the guitar, hunting, motor cycle racing and was an avid photographer. He was a good son who looked after his mother. He was a loving father, brother, son and grandfather. He loved his two pet cats. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Mendel Register; a brother, Shannon Moran; and a son, Wesley Samuel Register. Survivors include his mother, Mary Register of Palatka; two daughters, Lisa Register of St. Augustine and Hannah Register of St. Augustine; the mother of his children, Ellen Sue Dimsdale of St. Augustine; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Rusty and Dawn Register of Palatka and Glen Register of Chipley; a spe cial cousin and spouse, Cheryl and Donnie Heckman of Palatka; a sis ter-in-law, Kathy Moran of Cocoa; ve grandchildr en, Jay Bradford, Devin Bradford, K.J. Preston, Alexis Holt, and Olivia Holt; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3 p.m. with Bro. Vince Singleton of ciating. Burial followed in Etoniah Cemetery in Bar din. Messages of sympathy may be ex pressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of the arrangements. PALATKA Nelma L. Ansley Nelma L. Ansley, 82, of Palatka, passed away Wednes day, March 26, 2014 surr ounded by her loving children. In the presence of her heavenly Father she is now joyfully r eunited with her family that has preceded her in death. Mrs. Ansley was born in Gainesville to Jake and Irene Brooker, during the Depression. During her youth our country was engaged in World War II. She had a heart for veterans and was a supporter of efforts to improve their lives. In 1952, she moved to Palatka. She was a nurturer and gave sacricially for her ve children. She took pleasur e in keeping an immaculate home, well kept lawn and enjoyed gardening. Nelma enjoyed the sim pler things of life. Nelma had worked on several oc casions outside the home; having worked as a phar maceutical aid, and cosmetologist at local pharma cies. She was also an aid at Kelly Smith School for several years. She became a Christian in 1954 and joined Calvary Baptist Chur ch of Palatka. Later she attended Fran cis Baptist Church for many years. Most r ecently she had attended San Mateo First Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings. In 1984 she married Howard Gene Ansley. She described their time together as the most wonderful nine years of her life and frequently said that together they were truly one. During that time they made several trips out west and to differ ent parts of the country. They en joyed shing, camping, putting up fr esh vegetables, and spending each moment they could with each other. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Ansley, and her son Jack Danny Douglas. Also, an infant son, W il liam Little Willie Douglas and an infant sister Billie Noreen Brooker. She is survived by her son, Geary Douglas and daughters and sonsin-law, Gail and Mike Flanders and Linda and James Kirkland, all of Palatka. She is survived also by three brothers, Jimmy Brooker and Patty Sanders of Alachua, Kenny and his wife Nancy Brooker of Sef fner, and Richard Dickie and his wife Myra Br ooker of Keswick, Vir ginia; as well as nine grandchildren and 11 gr eat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Leroy Lewis and Rev. Don Hanna ofciating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Nelmas Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the di rection of Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. HOLLISTER Mark A. Crockett, Sr. Mark Allen Cr ockett, Sr., 59, of Hollister passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was a native of Palatka, but was a lifelong resi dent of Hollister. He was a r etired truck driver and enjoyed over-the-road driving. He loved hunting, shing, gardening and farming. Mark was distantly related to Davey Crockett as a cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Pheby Crock ett; and a sister, Diana Conner. Survivors include a son, Mark Crockett, Jr. of Gainesville; a daughter, Crystal Crockett and her husband, Jeremy Carnes of Ocala; a brother, David Crockett of Green Cove Springs; and two grandchil dren, Briana Crockett and Dakota Cr ockett. A memorial service was held at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6 p.m. with Rev. Eddie Humes of ciating. Messages of sympathy may be ex pressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of the arrangements. PALATKA Homer Jerry Massey Homer Jerry Massey, 69, of Palatka, a much-loved, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved. Jerry was a native and lifelong resident of Palatka and was a 1963 graduate of the Palatka Senior High School. He worked for Georgia Pacif ic in Palatka for 20 years. He later worked as a eld r epresentative and manager for Woodmen of the World, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, Camp #7 in Palatka; the Pineland Lodge #86, Free and Accepted Ma sons in Peniel; the Morocco Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Jacksonville and the Putnam County Shrine Club in East Palatka. He enjoyed golng, shing, traveling and spending time with his family. Preceding him in death were his wife, Glenda Sue Massey, his par ents, Daniel and Helen Massey; thr ee brothers, Steve Massey, Bobby Massey and Daniel Clifford Massey; and a sister, Glenda Wyatt. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Ron Kow alczyk, Karen and Brian Dampier, and Pam and Steve Thompson, all of Palatka; a sister and br otherin-law, Donna and Larry Harris of Interlachen; four grandchildren, Christina Everett of Palatka, Jamie Everett of Gainesville, SPC Jerry Thompson, U.S. Army, of Hawaii, and Thomas Thompson of Palatka. Calling hours were from 6 un til 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services wer e held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the funeral home with Pastor Alfred Johns, Jr. and Pastor Willie McKinnon ofciat ing. In honor and celebration of Jer rys life, a Video Tribute was shown. Burial followed in the Oak Hill W est Cemetery in Palatka near the spot where he used to park to watch movies when the property was part of the Linda Drive-In. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him. Friends may sign the online reg ister at www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements. PALATKA Juanita U. Crews Juanita Usery Crews, 86, of Palatka, became ab sent from the body and pr esent with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Park of The Palms in Keystone Heights following an extended ill ness. A native of Chipley, she had r esided in Putnam County since 1963 coming from Chipley. Juanita worked for Southern Bell Telephone for a total of 31 years, serving as an operator for 25 years, a repair clerk for two years and four years as a payments teller until her retirement in 1983. A charter member of Col lege Park Baptist Church, Juanita had been a Sunday School teacher a member of the Joy Singers and was involved in the Christian Wom ens Association. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Roy Crews, a son, William Elbert Crews, two brothers, Glover McKinley Usery and William Broward W.B. Usery and her parents, William McKinley Usery and Lucy Trimnel Usery. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda C. Hunter and husband, Zach of Deltona, a son, Kenneth R. Crews and wife Cindy of Green Cove Springs, two sisters, Bessie Marie McKechnie of Pensacola and Lucy Marilyn Milton and husband Don of Chipley, a granddaughter, Amie Eastmoore and husband John Riley of Harker Heights, Tesax and four great-grandchildren, Austin Lee Eastmoore, Caitlin Elizabeth Eastmoore, Ashlyn Riley Eastmoore and Gavin Reese Eastmoore. Services celebrating Juanitas life were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at College Park Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastors Sandy Colley and Barry Beau champ ofciating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. V isitation was Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations in Juanitas memory may be sent to Park of The Palms, 677 Hebron Ave., Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Juanitas Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the di rection of Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. FLORIDA Ethel Mae Brown Ethel Mae Br own, 97 of Florida, formerly from western Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Palatka Health Care Center. Ethel Mae was born March 22, 1917 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Lloyd W and Ruth Snyder. Ethel Mae was a faithful Church member and was an inspi ration to many people. Surviving her is one br other, three children and their spous es, three grandchildren, seven gr eat-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Ethel Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Will Harr, by one sister and one grandson. The family is inviting friends from 2 6 p.m. Wednesday, to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, 307 S Palm A ve, Palatka, FL where a Blessing Service will be held by Pastor Gary Taylor at 5:45 p.m. Final resting place will be in the Brown Cemetery, Acme, Pennsylvania. Memories and condolences may be expr essed to the family at Ethel Maes Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. PALATKA Julian S. Mac McInnis Julian S. Mac McInnis, 86, of Palatka, passed away F riday, March 21, 2014 at his home fol lowing an extended illness. A native of DeLeon Springs, he resided in Palatka for 63 years. During World War II, he was sta tioned on the USS Tarawa aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy and upon his r eturn, attended the University of Florida. While there, he was a CHURCH 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 Church HappeningsMinistries for Christ Out reach, Inc. will provide toiletries, non-perishables and gr oceries for the Interlachen area the week of April 2. For more information, call 386852-7046 or send an email to mfcoutreach@hotmail.com.Lent Services will be held Wednesday, April 2, and April 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Hope Lu theran Church located at 273 CR 309 in Satsuma. Pastor Joyce Gullifor d will be presid ing. Soup and bread will be served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the services. The public is in vited. For more information, contact Pastor Gullifor d at 386-649-0631.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. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Celebrating 18 Years Of Service! www.whif.org Celebrating 18 Years Of Service! Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Birth Announcements Ray and Melissa Singleton proudly welcome two new additions to their family: LilyJean Singleton, born October 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. weighting 5.5 lbs. and 18 long. She is their sixth Grandchild and the Daughter of Tad and Terra Singleton of Blairsville, Geor gia. On February 19, 2014, at 3:27 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. and 19.5 long, they welcomed their very first Great Great Granchild, Ellamae Tyler Thigpen; born to Luke and Colette Thigpen of Brasstown, North Carolina.

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Palatka baseball, SJR State baseball & basketball, Gator baseball and NASCAR races! Dont forget to tune into the Florida Auction Entertainment Show with your host Roger Ramsey Monday through Friday form 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. You Wont Believe The Bargains! Hey Sports Congratulations to the A-B Honor Roll students at Crescent City Junior/Senior High School for the second nine week grading period. The seventh grade honor roll students were: Julio Silva, Gra siela Aguirre, Yaneli Barrientos, Ashlyn Cowhick, Annajoselyn Cruz, Mar cos Cruz, Mario Dominguez-Perez, Andrea Gomez, Faith Gonzalez, Cris tal Hernandez, Kylee Kaminsky, Matias Palencia, Magaly Pe rez, Eduardo Tor res-Ventura, and Rebeka Winchel. The eighth grade honor roll students were: Lisett Aboytes, Anail Acosta, Anayeli Baltazar, Juan Cruz, Cody Elam, Jacob Gardner, Nadia Ghou saini, Colton Glass, Emily Gould, Camden Hansley, Kathleen Harrison, Ivan Hur tado, Ashton Lansing, Stephanie Lugo, Cirie nia Martinez, Justin Moxley, April Munoz, Rodrigo Pena, Jamie Pye, Sarai Ramir ez, Annabel Stafford, Aki ra Van Mater, Perla V ergara, Walter Weaver and Shaylee Wolfe. The ninth grade honor roll students were: Maria Albarran, Angel Arbelo, Ashan ti Austin, Madai Benetiz, Mikira Brown, Shannondora Clinton, Sakendria Eubanks, Terrah Hahn, Madi son Highfill, Tamia Johnson, Dionna Mc Coy, Sashiona McIn tosh, Nathaniel Miller, Kyleigh Noles, Kaley Roberts, and Monica Weaver. The tenth grade honor roll students were: Brock Dicker son, Nicholas Eichen laub, Rebeca Herrera, Albert Jara, Monica Lopez-Torres, Michael Maddox, Mayree Melcher, Zachari ah Mennare, Patricio Ponce Barajas, Alexis Price, Zurisadai Ro driguez, and Brianna Sur ck. The eleventh grade honor roll students were: LaTanisha Addison, R yne Bea sley, Kenton Bibbs, Ashanti Clemons, Sara Feliz, Alyssia Hardy, Noah Hartley, Tazariah Johnson, Abisai Munoz, Mois es Perez, Yesica Quintana, Chalisa Rakarcheep, Ashlyn Savel, Sanika Smith, Krista Sullivan, Man uela Torres, Harmony West, Kathryn Y oungs, and Madolyn Youngs. The twelfth grade honor roll students were: Hope Andrews, Bradley Baker, Akia Berrien, Rebekka Brown, Maria Caro, Margarita Castane da, Angelo Dimauro, Brittany Dutzer Si erra Dzwonczyk, Je sus Escamilla, Maria E spinoza, Claribel Garcia, Jacquan na Gillins, Lyleigha Golden, Bianca Guer rero, Linh Hoang, Juwan Hunter Jos ue Jaimes, Alexandra Jimenez, Desti ny Johnson, Jessica Ko ester, Ana Kolic, Cristina Kouyomdji an, Chelsea Lepanto, Jer emy Lopez, Kelsey Lukes, Rashaan Mims, Michael Mis tretta, Edwin Munoz, Lidia Nava, Mariana Newhouse, Jeerada Pong-Acha, Tabatha Ross, Jose Sanchez, Elizabeth Sexton, and Joshua Shultz.

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In League Scram ble play at Live Oak Golf Club W ednesday, March 26, 15 players, 6 men and 9 women, were divided into five teams. The winning team, with three players, posted a low score of 35. Members of the winning team were Thrisha Gibson, Jean nie Bonar and Kevin R yan. The next closest team posted a 37, the following two teams posted a 39 and 42, Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #13, with 5 and 3/4 inches, was Trisha Gibson. In League Scramble play at Live Oak Golf Club Friday, Mar ch 28, 23 players, 10 men and 13 women, were divided into six teams. The winning team, with three players, posted a low score of 31. Members of the winning team were Dan Shea, Debbie Peterson and Nan cy Shirkey. The next closest team posted a 33, the following two teams posted a 36. With the final two teams posting a 37 and 38. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #13, with zero inches, was Karen Landin. Second clos est with 9 3/4 inches was Susan BlIzzar d.Weve all heard the news that we need to include more fish in our diets. This weeks Catfish Festival is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Popularity Catfish is one of the most frequently con sumed seafoods in the United States, and has been for almost 20 years. The most popular being farm raised channel catfish (Ictalurus puntatus) native to the South eastern states. Catfish is the leading aquaculture produced seafood product in the U.S. The annual harvest of farm-raised catfish in the U.S. is at least twice as much as the annual aquaculture production of all other species of fish and shellfish combined. It is a highly sustainable aquaculture source and research is ongoing in the field. Health Benefits There are many health benefits to fish and seafood in general, but since catfish has a higher fat content than some, it carries extra benefits as well. A 3 oz. serving of the fish has 122 calories and 6.1 grams of fat, which is what puts it in the category of other fish such as salmon and tuna, because of healthy fat. It is high in both omega-3 and 6 fats with 220 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 875 mg of omega-6. Both of these fats contribute in a positive way to both heart and brain health. Catfish is also an excellent source of complete protein at 15.6 g. per serving. It provides all of the amino acids needed by the body in one food. This helps the body build lean muscle mass (which plays a major role in burning calories) and to keep your immune system healthy. It is a major source for the vitamin B-12 that is essential to all of us for nerve functions to stay normal. It also plays a major role in helping our bod ies to use the energy from all of our food more efficiently. As we get older, B-12 plays an important role in digestive health. It is primarily absorbed through the stomachs lining during the early stages of digestion and if we dont get enough, it can lead to a variety of stomach troubles. There are many great ways to enjoy catfish from deep fried to baked, broiled and beyond! I have included a recipe for the fish that is somewhat different than the norm for you to try! Spiced Catfish with Avocado Ingredients 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 medium yellow onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups water Avocado Salad 2 medium red onions, finely diced 2/3 cup fresh lime juice Kosher salt 4 ripe Hass avocados, cut into 1-inch dice Basmati Rice, For Serving In a skillet, toast the coriander and cumin seeds over moderate heat until fragrant, 1 minute; transfer to a spice grinder and let cool. Finely grind. In a bowl, mix the coBeing a reporter is no easy job. In the last six months I have covered a plane crash, trains vs. cars, trains vs people, a homeless guy who ate rats and was being eaten alive by bugs, and a young lady who had her neck broken in an automobile accident etc and most of the time these stories dont have a fairy tale ending, so its nice to be able to cover something positive. It was Monday night 10:30 pm, two weeks ago when the Putnam County Courier Journal called me and asked, Travis, have you heard of the band 309C? My reply was, Not really, I know they are opening for Ryan Weaver at the Catfish Festival, but thats about all I know of the group. We are sending you a link to their site; you really need to hear these guys. Also we need you to interview them before the Catfish Festival. In the early 80s I played in hair bands, in the 90s it was county, Jazz and Blues. I have been to hundreds of concerts and even helped a few artists get started, so when Mike asked me to interview 309c, my first though was, Oh great, heres a group of kids, all under the age of 22 except the bass player who is 27, this is not going to be fun. Man was I wrong. After a brief conver sation on the phone with Zach the drummer, I decided to go see them perform Friday night at the Putnam County Fair. I arrived at the Fair Grounds just minutes before these young men went on stage and to my surprise there were about 400 people in the audience. Ok, so maybe these kids ar ent going to be that bad, I thought. As the band started to play it soon became appar ent that these young men were serious about their music and they sounded great. As 309C announced their last song, I couldnt believe they had been on stage for an hour. Let me give you a little information about the band. Ryan the lead singer is 21 year old. Not long ago Ryan had an accident at work where he fell 25 feet and landed on his face, Ryan now has a steel jaw and wasnt expected to sing again but two months later, Ryan was back on stage doing what he loves best. I think the doctors might have installed a tuning fork in his jaw because this young man has the voice of a veter an singer. Next theres Brandon the 27 year old Bass guitar player. Brandon has been playing the bass guitar for about 8 years now but is also an accomplished piano player for 9 years. Up next is Zach the19 year old drummer. Zach has been pounding the skins for 12 years and even wrote a drum break while at Palatka high that won him first place during a competition. Matt is the lead guitarist. Matt is 20 years old and has been playing the guitar for 11 years, but to watch this young man play Id swear hes been at it from birth. Last but not least theres Jordan the youngest member of the band. Jordan is only 15 years old and has been playing back up guitar for about 6 years now. Jordan isnt even old enough to drive a car by himself but to watch this kid play, well lets just say he is the Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Guitar players. In the last few months they have played for the Putnam County Shriners Club, Beef O Bradys, Corky Bells and Friday night at the Putnam County Fair Grounds. On June 28th of this past year, the band went to Live Oak Florida and auditioned at the last min ute for the Suwannee River Jam. 309C won the audition and will be on the same stage as Montgomery Gentry, The Charlie Daniels Band, Colt Ford and Justin Moore. I have to say Im really impressed with this group of young men, especially when so many young artist are getting busted for DUIs or prancing around naked on stage, these young men have kept their morals and they play in their church every Sunday. Most of these young men have grown up together and have remained friends since middle school. I asked Matt and Zach what their plans were for the future; Matt said, in May he will be attending nursing school and hopes that the music gig will pay off. Zach told me that he hopes to make a lot of money with his music career so that one day he can take care of his parents like they have taken care of him. The one answer that surprised me most was the one that I got when I asked them, Why are you guys playing music? I was expecting an answer like, for the money, for girls or for fame, but their answer was, Because we love music. Because we like to perform, and one even said, I wish I could play for free. All of these young men have full time jobs and are dead set against drugs. For those of you that know me, you know that I will not endorse anyone or anything nor will I ask you to stand behind anything I dont feel to be 100% legit or that I believe in. This is one group that we all need to stand behind, and not only because they have a dream, but because they represent us. These are our kids and they are darn good at what they do. I hope that you will come out to see them next Saturday, April 5th at the Catfish Festival. I guarantee you these young men are going to make it to Nashville Tennessee in the near future. I want to thank, Matt, Zach, Jor dan, Ryan and Brandon not only for letting me interview them but for being one of the most polite groups of young men that I have ever met and for representing our county. Ill see you and 309C at the Catfish Festival this weekend. Be sure to stop by the Putnam County Courier Jour nals booth behind the gazebo to meet 309C and Ryan Weaver. Be sure to bring your copy of this year Catfish Chronicle and get it autographed by this years Catfish Festival entertainers. April 2, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Golf at Live Oak See on page B4 Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES Tammy Sanchez Staff WriterPhoto by Travis Roberts 309C preforming on stage at this years Putnam County Fair Photo special to the Courier Journal Spiced catfish with Avacado.

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The Friends of the Crescent City Library present Lunch with the Greats on Wednesday, April 9, at 12 p.m. noon, in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Library. This month meet Marilyn Swisher who now lives in Seville, and taught for 13 years in Switzerland, France, and Saudi Arabia. She lived with the royal family in their palace in Saudi Arabia, and taught English to their ve children and 27 ser vants. Come and meet Marilyn and hear abut her international teaching experiences! Bring bag lunch (drinks provided). For more information, please call the library at 698-2600. Dunns Creek Open House April 11-13. Join the friends of Dunn Creeks State Park for a family-friendly weekend of camping, food and fun! Admission to the park is free. Enjoy camping under the stars, live entertainment, Saturday spaghetti dinner, equestrian trail rides, equestrian poker rides, guided mountain bike rides, guided nature hikes, guided kayak trips and more. Womans Club will have their 2nd annual Golf Tournament Satur day, April 12. Tee off at 10 a.m. Rain out day April 19, at Live Oak Golf & Country Club. The cost is a $55 donation per player $45 for club members using their own cart. BBQ Dinner will be served at the Clubhouse immediately following along with all Prizes. More teams and sponsors are needed. Contact Dee Craft 386-546-2754, Clint Swartz, or Live Oak for more info. Friendly Singles Only Every Other SATURDAY Night Dance. Dance FREE from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. April 12 and 26, Crescent City Moose Lodge 1641, 1982 US Highway 17 South just south of Pomona Park (Lake Como area) Mostly Ages 40 up. No dancing ability needed, If you cant dance, just hold someone and move. Hold someone new this Saturday night. Info: Marvin Cox, 386-227-5050 or e-mail mcox@ usa.com or visit Facebook.com/SinglesOnlyDances. The Pilot Club of Palatka is offering one $750 scholarships for deserving students in the Putnam County area. Scholarship applications are available at area high schools or by calling Linda Coons at 386328-8977. Deadline is Tuesday, April 15. Applicants must be enrolling in an area related to brain disorders. Exciting new changes coming to Blue Crab Festival Pageant. Such as offering new age categories and titles, including; Ms. age groups 21-31, 32-42, 43-54, 55 & older, single, divorced, widowed, with or without children and Mrs. age groups 21-31, 32-42, 43-54, 55 & older, married living with husband, with or without children. (Military separation due to deployment is acceptable.) No talent required this year, photogenic still optional, as always open to 7 countys. Applications can picked up in Palatka, Angelas, Kiddie Campus, and Graphics II, all on St Johns Ave. or online at www.bluecrabfestival.com Entry Deadline is April 18th. As always excited for many new faces and looking forward to a great competition. Any questions or concerns please feel free to call (386) 882-1993. St. Johns River State College will hold a graduation ceremony for its adult education program on May 1, 2014. All Putnam County residents who have passed the GED test since May of 2013 are invited to participate in the ceremony. Participation is free, but graduates must contact SJR States Adult Education Department at (386) 3124080 by April 18 to be able to participate in the ceremony There will be the First Alumni Basketball Game at Crescent City Jr. Sr. High School Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The Alumni Basketball Players from CCJSHS will play the current basketball team. The game is opened to males and females. There will be a cost of $10 to play in the game and the usual cost of $5 to enter into the game to watch. The event is a fundraiser for the Basketball Team. To register for the game and for further questions, please contact Al Carter by phone at 386-698-1629 or by email at a2carter@putnamschools.org or Veronica Glover at 386-698-1629 or by email at vglover@putnamschools.org. Angels Without Wings Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, April 26 at 8 a.m. in Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka. This event is open to runners and walkers. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children and includes a t-shirt. Early registration is encouraged but donations for registration on the day of the race will be accepted. All proceeds benet the Guardian Angels of Putnam County. Middleton-Burney Elementary School cordially invites you to be an honored guest participant in this years annual R.E.A.L. (Read, Excel, Achieve and Lead) Men Read Celebration on Saturday, May 15 at Middleton-Burney Elementary school, located at 1020 Huntington Road in Crescent City from 8:45 to 11 a.m. To ll out a registration form, please contact Ms. Washington at 904-424-0764 or Ms. Hawk at 386-698-1238. New Life Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals at 1-800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com Addiction Counseling is also available Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free assessments or referrals at 1-800-431-1754. Hospice Presents 10 Touchstones For Grief Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Wings Community Education presents an ongoing program, 10 Touchstones For Grief. These grief support groups meet every Monday at 4 p.m. and every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The program will be held at the Hospice of the Nature Coast Wings Education Center located at 927 S SR 19 in Palatka. Grief is often confusing and painful for those who have lost a loved one 10 Touchstones For Grief focuses on markers through the grief experience by internationally noted author and educator Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. Grievers will learn to rely on the touchstones to nd their way to hope and healing. The program is offered at no cost and open to the public. You may enter the group at any time, however, registration is required. Call Mary Rockefeller at 386-530-4600. For more information about Hospice services and programs, call 866-642-0962 or visit www.hospiceofcitrus.org Pomona Park Farmers Market A Farmers Market will be held at the Pomona Park Community Center, rain or shine, the rst Saturday of every month. The market begins at 7 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Michelle Johnson at 386-983-1314 or Joyce Svingala at 386-649-9293. Dunns Creek Open House April 11-13. Join the friends of Dunn Creeks State Park for a family-friendly weekend of camping, food and fun! Admission to the park is free. Enjoy camping under the stars, live entertainment, Saturday spaghetti dinner, equestrian trail rides, equestrian poker rides, guided mountain bike rides, guided nature hikes, guided kayak trips and more.114 South Third St, Palatka 386-325-3413 PALATKA KIWANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 am Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALATKA NEW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River PalatkaPOMONA P ARK NEIGHBORHOOD W A TCH2nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.)200 East Main St.PALATKA LIONS MEETING 1st & 3rd Mon. 7PM 318 Osceola St, Palatka 386-325-5295 PUTNAM COUNTY SHRINE CLUB Wed. 6 pm Darts/Hotdogs & Hamburgers Yelvington Rd, East Palatka 386-325-8020 PUTNAM COUNTY TEA PARTY Tues. 7 pm Interlachen Library 2nd & 4th Mon. 6:30 pm American Legion off Crill Ave. SCHOOL ADVISOR Y COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 pm CCJSHS, Media Center 386-698-1629 SEVILLE VIA MEETING(Village Improvement Association)1st Thurs. 7 p.m.Old Elementary School on US 17SOUTH PUTNAM WOMANS CLUB3rd Mon. 6:30 pm Culver Room Crescent City Public Library 386-698-3556 ST. JOHN CATHOLIC C HURCH CARD P ARTY3rd Thurs. 10 pm $4 Lunch Hwy 20 Interlachen SUNDAY DINNER 1st & 2nd Sun. 1 1:30 am Bass Capital Shrine Club 386-467-3102 THE HEART OF PUTNAM COALITION 3rd Thurs. 11 amPalatka Christian Service Center820 Reid St Palatka 386-328-0984 US COAST GUARD AUXILIAR Y MEETING 3rd Thurs. 7 pm Men & Women needed to assist w/ homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall SR 100 & Palm Ave Palatka, 684-6543 US VETER ANS POST 104 Mon. One Pot Meal Tues. 6 pm Kitchen opens 7 pm Dart League Wed. All Day Free Pool Thurs. 5 pm Kitchen opens 6 pm Bingo State Rd 19 Palatka 386-328-9133 VFW POST 3349 Mon. & Wed. 10 am 1 pm Selling Sandwiches Tue. 6 pm Bingo Wed. 1 pm Veterans Rd Tbl 2nd Fri. 6 pm Steak Night 3201 Reid St, Palatka 386-328-2863 INTER LACH EN BABE R UTH LEAG UE M EETING S 3rd Thurs. 7pm Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPERS OF PUT NAM COUNTY 3rd Tues. 5:30 pm Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie 684-0902 / 904-692-4238 Beekeepersofputnamcounty.orgCRESCENT CITY YACHT CLUBAt 3 Bananas11 S Lake St, Crescent City2nd Fri. 7pm ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Fri. 6 pmLake Como Community Center, Highland Ave. Lake Como 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION GROUP Sat. 4 pm252 S. Summit St. Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 CELEBRATE RECOVER at. 7:15 pmDunns Creek Baptist Church 386-328-8650CRESCENT CITY TOPS T ues. 9 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 386-698-2055 or 386698-3080 LEE CONLEE H OUSE Victim Advocate in Crescent City Mon. Thurs. 8 am 4:30 pm 386-983-4346 24 hr hotline 386-325-3141 or 800-500-1119 QUIVANNO PR OBIOTICS WOR KSH OP 3rd Mon. 5:30 pm Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic 905 St. Johns Ave Palatka SENIOR F R IEND S CENTER Mon. 1 1 am YogaTues. 9:15 am Line DanceTues. 2 4 pm Bingo Wed. 1 pm Game Day Fri. 10 11 am Exercise Fri. 1 3 pm Bingo Butler Bldg Conf. Room Putnam Community Medical Center 611 Zeagler Dr Palatka 386-328-3986 STROKE SUR VIVORS OF PALATKA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes Ruby 386-649-0569 TAI CHI CLASS Tues. 6 pm Georgetown Community Center 386-467-7204 THE EDGAR JOHNSON SENIOR CENTER T ues. 10 am Seniors vs Crime Wed.1:30 pm Cane Fu Lessons Wed. 12:30 Paint Class $7 mth Call 386-329-0469TOPS FLORIDA #435 W elakaTues. 9 amFirst Baptist Church of WelakaC. R. 309 -386-467-8935VIOLENCE INTER VENTION & PREVENTION PROGRAMPutnam County Health Department 386-326-3200 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline 386-325-3141 or 800-326-0919TDD Users 800-955-8771 A LA DIES A ROUND T HE LAKE MEETING 1st & 3rd Tues. 10 am Crafts & Covered Dish LunchGeorges Lake Community Center114 Saratoga St, Florahome AMERICAN LEGION POST 45 Sat. All you can eat breakfast 8 am 11 am Cost is $6, Palatka AMERICAN LEGION POST 293 Sun. 5:30 pm Bingo 1st Mon. 6:30 pm Dinner Meeting 3rd Mon. 6:30 pm Bring dish or $2Wed. 11 am 12:30 pm LunchWed. 12:30 pm Bingo 4th Sat. 6:30 pm Aux. COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOPTues. & Thurs. 9 am 12 pm Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist Church Crescent City HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA Tues. Fri. 1 4 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. 112 Norma St. Hollister Humane Society Thrift Store Mon. Fri. 10 am 5 pm Sat. 9 am 5 pm Closed Sunday 819 S. Moody Road Palatka M T. CARMEL COMMUNITY R E SOUR CE CENTER INC. Mon. 10 am 2 pm 400 East Oak St, Palatka 386-937-2447 / 916-9556 PALATKA CHRISTIAN SER VICE CENTERMon. Fri. 9 am 1:30 pm820 Reed St. Palatka 386-328-0984 SECOND TIME AROUND S HOP Tues. 12-4 Thurs. 8-12 Community United Methodist Church 126 Highlands Ave Lake Como SOUTH PUTNAM CHRISTIAN SER VICE CENTERTues. & Thurs. 10 am 2:30 pm219 N. Summit St. Crescent City 386698-1944THRIFT STORE Mon. & Thurs. 10 am 4 pm3rd Thurs. Bag Day St. John the Baptist Catholic Church South of Crescent CityPUTNAM COUNTY HOME COMMUNITY EDUCATORS (HCE) 2nd Wed. Agriculture Building111 Yelvington Rd., E. Palatka Call Mary Ellen Clifton386-649-8856 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Mon. 7 pmChurch of the Holy Comforter223 N. Summit St. Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ASSISTANCE FOR FLORIDA SE R VICES T ues. 10 am Trinity Episcopal Church 204 State Rd 26 Melrose 24 Hr. Hot-line 352-475-2177 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS A NEW LIFE GROUP Tues. 7 p.m.Howe Memorial Methodist Church252 S. Summit St. Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION GROUP Tues. & Thur. noonHowe Memorial Methodist Church252 S. Summit St. Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS LIBERTY GROUP Wed. 7 pm First Presbyterian Church 301 Cypress Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSScholarship Dinner Interlachen 386-684-2188 AZALEA CITY CRUISERS Every 4th Sat. 5 p.m. Woodys BBQ State Rd 19 Palatka BASS CAPITAL VFW POST 10177 3rd Thursday, 6 pmCrescent City Womans Club604 N. Summit Street Crescent CityBOY SCOUTS TROOP #42 CUB SCOUTS P ACK 42 VENTURE CREW SCOUTING 42 Mon. 6 pm(only when school is in session) Howe Memorial Methodist Church252 S. Summit St. Crescent City386-937-8626 C R EATE! AR TISTS G UILD OF NOR T H FLOR I D A 4th Sat. 10:30 am Larimer Art Center 216 Reid St. Palatka C R ESCENT CITY M OOSE LODGE 1st Sat. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. 1st & 3rd Mon. Chicken Dinner 2nd & 4th Mon. 4:30 pm Spaghetti Dinner Tues. 4:30 pm Tacos & Taco SaladWing Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Thurs. 10:30 am BingoSat. Night Finger Foods 6-9 p.m. Public Invited Fri. 5 pm Dinner, 7 Music US 17 South Crescent City 386-649-0745 F R ATE R NAL ORDE R OF EAG L ES INTERLACHEN Weekdays 4 pm Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers Tues. 7 pm Bingo State Rd 20 Interlachen 386-684-3252 FRATE RNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 4355 Sat. 8 pm Band Sun. 4 pm Karaoke Mon. 7:30 pm Darts Tues. & Wed. 1 pm Pinochle Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 pm Bingo Wed. 5 pm Tacos Fri. 8 pm Karaoke 110 Shrine Club Rd Lake Como FRUITLAND PENINSULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 3rd Tues. 7 pmCulver Rm., Crescent City Library 386-698-1870 GIRL SCOUTS For girls 5-11 1st & 3rd Saturday 10 am 12 pmSt. John the Baptist Catholic ChurchCall Luz 386-559-4119 HISTORIC CENTRAL ACADEMY 3rd Mon. 5:30 pm Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTERLACHEN LIONS CLUB 1st & 3rd Tues. 7pm 202 Prospect Ave Interlachen, 386-684-2188 PALATKA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB 3rd Thurs. 7 pm Palatka Library 601 College Rd Palatka PALATKA DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Wed. 10 am Bring lunch 521 South 13th St Palatka 386-328-0263 PALATKA ELKS LODGE 1323 1st & 3rd Mon. 7 pm Meeting 6 pm Trustees & Committee Meeting Wed. & Fri. 6 pm Dinner SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. Got Fax?Send or receive a page for only $2!386-698-1994 Putnam County MISCELLANEOUS Sell it in the classifieds. 386-698-1644Turn your trashinto CASH! CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! 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Many have a hard time letting go and it really doesnt have to be that way. Now Im not talking about the letting go of a person whom you love and he no longer loves you. Thats a boo hoo, hard kind of letting go and it takes time. Im talking about de-cluttering. As far as de-cluttering goes, I used to have a hard time letting go, but I dont anymore, because of a test question I ask every time I get stuck holding onto an item that needs to go. Ill tell you what that test question is in a minute. First I want to tell you a little story. Because of a contest called Project CHAOS (Cant Have Anyone Over Syndrome) Ive been in over 100 homes that were crammed with too much stuff. My sister and I would pick a winner in a city and armed with television cameras, newspaper journalists and photographers; wed go into the home of the winning family and dejunk a room. The befores and afters were always media worthy. I remember one specific winner vividly. She was a physician (even doctors can have too much stuff) and she wanted us to help her with her personal, walk-in closet. It was jam-packed with fashions that spanned two decades and four sizes. She dressed well. Her clothes were purchased at high-end dress shops and department stores and most were designer. One of her biggest roadblocks was remembering what she paid originally for each garment and in the beginning it was hard to get her to let go, especially with garments that had little wear. It seems like when we pay a good price for something and then we dont wear it, well keep it just in case by some miracle well change our mind. NOT! The doctor had gained about 50 pounds in twenty years and we explained that even if she lost the weight, she wouldnt want to wear stuff that was out of style and besides if she lost the weight she cer tainly deserved to get a brand new wardrobe. With that realization, the closet emptied like wed pulled the plug on a bathtub full of water. But what about old shoes, purses, scarves and jewelry? She still wore the same size shoe and purses, jewelry and scarves dont have a size. This is when I thought up the question. I had her hold each item, one at a time, and ask this question: If I were at a second-hand store like Goodwill or the Salvation Army, would I buy this? The question made her focus like we do when we shop, and when she really scrutinized a pair of shoes for example, suddenly the worn heal or frayed strap jumped out at her. A purse, well passed its expiration date moaned, Im tired, let me go. It was a real eye-opener to keep that question in her mind. So with that story, the next time you get stuck holding onto an item that needs to go, ask it, Would I buy you at Goodwill? If the answer is no, get rid of it. When you go about your daily routine, you might want to keep those Goodwill eyes open for any items that need replacing. Now, Id like you to go to your kitchen and look at your dish clothes and dishtowels and ask, THE QUESTION, as you hold each one. It just might be time to let go and get new! To see what Pams got up her cyber-sleeve, check out www.housefairy.org. In an effort to help kids with messy rooms, get organized before they get homes of their own to trash, she created the House Fairy. When the House Fairy speaks, kids listen. Moms, youll have to see it to believe it! www.housefairy.org. On Wednesday, March 12 at 3 Bananas there were fourteen teams playing. The first place winners who received a $50 gift cer tificate were Phyllis & Sons. The second place team who received a $30 gift certificate was Bubbas & Floozies. The third place team who received a $20 gift certificate was Ditzy Chicks +. Carpet Baggers came in fourth and CRS Crew came in fifth. The Beer Round was won by Shake & Bake. On Wednesday, March 19 at 3 Bananas there were fifteen teams playing. The first place winners who received a $50 gift certificate were D & D, whose members are Debbie Lipko and Doug Bopp. The second place team who received a $30 gift certificate was Manes & Flames. The third place team who received a $20 gift cer tificate was Barflies. Snowbirds came in fourth and Bubbas & Floozies came in fifth. The Beer Round was won by Nothing Better To Do On a Wednesday. Wednesday, March 26, at 3 Bananas there were eleven teams playing. The first place winners who received a $50 gift certificate were Bubbas & Floozies whose members are Marianne & Wright Simmons, Doug Bopp, Carol McGalliard, Robin Walukonis, Elaine & Irv Rae, Kevin Ryan, Fran Mara, Will Parker and Jan Simpson. The second place team who received a $30 gift certificate was Ditzy Chicks +. The third place team who received a $20 gift cer tificate was Divas and Dudes. CRS Crew came in fourth and Divinians came in fifth. The Beer Round was won by CRS Crew. Bob H. Lee, author of the enthralling Putnam County book, Backcountry Lawman was the featured speaker at the March St. Johns River Valley Chapter, Military Officers As sociation of America (MOAA) meeting held at the Italian Latin Grill in Palatka. Pr esident Ruthann Thropp opened the meeting, asking chapter Chaplin Bill Darden to lead the members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance and also the invocation. Following an excellent buffet luncheon, Thropp had Joff Filion make the chapter treasurer report, and Secretary Barbara Pierce read correspondence received from members Jan Moore, Vickie Fletcher, and then Ron Leggett and Paul Ortez from the Interlachen High School JROTC program. President Thropp reminded members of the upcoming Officers Call to be held April 26, Log Cabin Winery, Satsuma, from 3-5 PM. Sally Filion is in charge of decorations and program: Mary Crawford is in charge of the menu and food. Bring your friends. Bob Lee opened his program with three stories that were especially interesting to him. 1. What was the most dangerous animal you ever faced? His answer; the bald eagle. Use great caution picking them up because of the strong sharp talons. 2. What was the most involved case you ever dealt with? When then 1Lt. Lee, Florida Fish and Game Commission took the United States Government to court for polluting the St Johns River from the Rice Creek and Buffalo Bluff bridges. The problem was finally resolved when the United States Congress allocated $85 million to retrofit the all the Amtrak passenger cars with pump out type holding tanks. 3. Describe his tracking efforts. Lee tracked vehicle tire marks of poachers, rather than footsteps. He would track the tire marks, sometimes all the way to the guilty persons home. Lee summarized his career with glimpses from his amazing and exciting career. President Thropp announced the next monthly meeting will be 11:30 AM, April 15, Hard Dock Caf at Crystal Cove Marina, and the program will be the visiting cadets and Senior Army Instructor from the Palatka High School ROTC Department. For more information, contact President Thropp at 467-2437 or Vice President Al Peter son at 467-3909 April 2, 2014 B3 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 Roger A. Lowe, D.D.S. 301 N. Summit St., Crescent City Crescent City Dentist 386-698-1138 eMarch News from MOAATrivia Night Winners Solution is on page B2 Got Fax?Send or receive a page for only $2!386-698-1994 Photo special to the Courier Journal MOAA President Ruthann Thropp presenting a certificate of appreciation to and Bob H. Lee author of Backcountry Lawman. DOWNTOWN PALATKA, INC. 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Pour in the water, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Transfer the fish to a bowl. Boil the sauce, uncovered, until it has thickened, 5 minutes longer. Return the fish to the casserole and keep warm. In a large bowl, toss the onion with the lime juice and season with salt. Add the diced avocados and toss. Scoop the rice into bowls. Spoon the fish on top and serve with the avocado salad. How to Purchase Safely When purchasing catfish, or any seafood for that matter, there are some things to be careful of. Be sure to pur chase fish that is raised in the United States, as there are import sources that are unreliable; for antibiotic content (which is banned in the catfish farming industry in the US), fish that is labeled as catfish, but is actually not, and inspection practices that are not up to the same standards as the US. Experts at the Food and Water Watch have put together a Safe Seafood guide at http://www.foodan dwaterwatch.org/ fish/seafood/guide/; there are also many good facts to find about seafood at seafoodhealthfacts. org. I recommend you take a look at their guidelines anytime you want to buy any type of seafood for your family. They even have apps that you can download to your smartphones, which will tell you where to shop re sponsibly as a seafood consumer! I hope you use this as a tool to add more catfish and fish in general to your diet. I hope to see you all at the Rotary Club of Crescent Citys 2014 Catfish Festival, this Saturday!! Until Then, Stay Healthy!!from pg. B1 Mikie Holland, of Pomona Park and a member of the Putnam Family Fitness Center pickleball group and Clark Seely of Daytona Beach, walked away with silver medals in the 50-59 Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament, level 3.0, on March 22, held at the Daytona Beach Shores Senior Center. The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 45 civilian tree care-related accidents reported by the media in 2013. Of these accidents, 28 (62 per cent) were fatal. The average age of the victim was 52. These accidents involved homeowners who attempted do-it-your self tree work. These statistics do not represent all or even most of the tree care accidents involving non-professionals. These were simply the accidents sensational enough to be reported by the media on the day they happened. Even so, these statistics provide insight into the types of hazards that one is likely to encounter while attempting tree work. These accidents serve as a stark reminder of the dangers homeowners face when conducting their own tree work, and highlight the need for tree owners to seek out tree care companies with the proper qualifications and equipment to handle the work safely, said Peter Gerstenberger, Senior Advisor for Safety, Standards & Compliance for TCIA. Because tree care involves dangerous procedures such as pruning large limbs, felling trees and climbing trees, it is best to outsource the job to a trained professional. Investigating the major causes of accidents in the above graphic revealed the following trends: Struck-bys Thirty people were injured 21 of them fatally when they were struck by some object while performing tree work. Typically they were struck by the tree itself (18 of 30) or a tree limb (8 of 30). Two civilians were injured when they were struck by a car while attempting to clear a fallen tree form the roadway. One homeowner was struck by a chainsaw. Finally, a car ing spouse was injured when she was struck by her falling husband, because of his own tree care mishap. Lessons: Successful tree felling and large limb removal involves accurate assessment of the lean, weight distribution, and other forces acting on the tree as well as internal defects that can affect how the tree will react. These are just a few of the important factors. A professional tree faller uses a precise face cut (wedge, under cut) and back cut, and possibly ropes and felling wedges, to control the trees or branchs direction of fall. Falls There were 14 falls in the media in 2013. Six of the 10 falls from trees and one of the four falls from ladders were fatal. Lessons: Cut branches especially large ones cut with a chainsaw almost invariably hit the base of the ladder as they fall, wiping out the ladder. Homeowners fall out of trees typically because they are not secured and lose their balance. A sure recipe for disaster involves mixing height, large falling or swinging masses, a powerful chainsaw, and inexperience with any or all of the aforementioned ingredients. Case Study Forty-four of the forty-five accidents we analyzed were classified as either Struck-bys or Falls. The final accident is so unique and yet in some ways so representative that we thought it best to relate a summary of the news account: A 70-year-old gentleman in Fenton, MI scaled 65 feet of tree in his backyard for what he thought would be routine tree trimming. Unfortunately, this routine tree trimmer needed rescuing after he had nearly completed his yard work. I went to cut a limb over my head and lost concentration for a split second, the gentleman said. The limb went the wrong way, the rope got caught on my foot and broke it, and I couldnt get down. I was just trying to save some money and do it myself, but one second of carelessness can wreak havoc. Special To ThePutnam County Courier Journal

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/s/ JAY D. ASBURY Attorney for Personal Representative P. O. Box 488 Crescent City, FL 32112 (386) 698-1970 Florida Bar No. 0107109 3/26-4/2/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-61-CP Division 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF JUANITA F. CROWE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JUANITA F. CROWE, deceased, File Number 2014-61-CP, is pend ing in the Circuit Court, for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have obje ctions that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative /s/ ROBERT P. FRITTS 5700 Lake Worth Rd, Ste 105 Lake Worth, FL 33463 Attorney for Personal Represen tative: Ronald E. Clark, Esquire Post Office Box 2138 Palatka, Florida 32178-2138 (386) 328-2778 Florida Bar No. 013834 3/26-4/2/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 14-88-CP Division 53 698-2513 TDD 1800-9558771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN RENT TO OWN Refurbished 1/1 in Quiet Adult Mobile Home Park on Lake Crescent, Boating, Fishing, Relaxing Reasonable Lot Rent. 386-698-3648 TFN IN RE: ESTATE OF James Henry Jones, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Henry Jones, deceased, whose date of death was January 1, 2014, File No. 14-88-CP, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: Putnam County Courthouse, 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against deced ents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 26, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ THOMAS W. JONES 125 Retreat Lane Palatka, Florida 32177Attorney:/s/ John D. Mussoline Florida Bar No. 132170 415A St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-328-7426 Mussolinelaw@Bellsouth.net 3/26-4/2/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PRECISION TOWING & RECOV ERY, LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on April 18, 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.1FTNW21F42ED26294 2002 FORD 4/2/14 DRIVERS: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 4/2 DRIVERS: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicat ed Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles P AID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-866823-0323 4/2 HELP W ANTEDFarm Worker, able to use farm equipment, former experience w/ plants, able to perform general repairs, Spanish as second language, 20 hrs, Background check. Please send resume to Courier Journal, C/O Farm Worker, 330 N. Summit St.,Crescent City, Fl 32112 4/9 WELAKA PHARMACY positions. Pharmacy tech and retail position, which includes other general duties. May turn into full time. Experience preferred. Apply in person at 698 3rd Avenue or Call Penny at 386-467-9994. 4/2 FOR SALE: Very clean twin bed for sale. $74 386-698-4835 4/2 FOR SALE: China cabinet with glass shelves and light, very good condition, asking $75. Call 386-698-2625. TFN NEW HOPE VILLAS APARTMENTS 2BR $606/month, 3BR $666/ month, 4BR $701/month. Rental assistance available for those who quali fy. Call Patty at 386-7490075. Currently running rent special. This institution is an equal opportu nity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY TDD PHONE 1-800-955-8771 TFN LAKEVIEW GROVE APTS. 62 or older, disabled or handicapped regardless of age, with or without children. 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Central heat/air, blinds. Section 8 accepted. Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386698-2513. TTD 1-800955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN OAKWOOD GROVE APTS-1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. Section 8 accepted. Central heat/ air, carpet, blinds, laundry on site. Call Lucretia 386/s/ Geoffrey D. Geier 46 Division Ave Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice /s/ Tance E. Roberts Florida Bar Number: 947636 Clark & Roberts, PLC 200 Malaga Street, Suite 9 St. Augustine, Florida 32084 Telephone: 904-826-1772 Fax: 904-826-0173 E-Mail: efile@clarkandroberts.com Secondary: troberts@clarkandroberts.com3/26-4/2/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-68-CP-53 IN RE: The Estate of MARY ALICE STULTS a/k/a MARY KELLEY STULTS a/k/a MARY A. STULTS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the estate of MARY ALICE STULTS a/k/a MARY KELLEY STULTS a/k/a MARY A. STULTS, deceased, whose date of death was February 17, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court of Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, File No. 2014-68-CP-53, the address of which is Putnam County Courthouse, 410 St. Johns Ave., P. O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178-0758. The name and ad dress of the Personal Representative and Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims, or demands against the estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui dated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claim with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 26, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ HARMON THOMAS STULTS 3935 N. Hall Street Dallas, TX 75219 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2014-CP-0072 DIVISION 54 IN RE: ESTATE OF CLAIRE M. GEIER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) T O ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Claire M. Geier, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-0072, by the Circuit Court for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178; that the decedents date of death was October 29, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $25,572.78 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Leonard J. Geier and Geoffrey D. Geir, 46 Division St., Greensburg, PA 15601 Co-Trustees of The Leonard R. Geier & Claire M. Geier Trust dtd 4/21/1993 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of the Summary must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 26, 2014. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Leonard J. Geier 46 Division Ave Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise INDEX AND INFORMATION DEADLINE: 10 A.M. Monday Prior to Wednesdays Publication Day (EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS) 386/698-1644 Fax 698-1994 email: classifieds@cjnewsfl.com Office Hours: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Closed Sat. and Sun. 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If interested call 706-515-5368 or email me williambartram112@gmail.com B5 You Have a Choice LEGAL ADVERTISING in Putnam County PCOUNTY COURIER JOURNAL (2 sections) Church......................A5 Community...............A3 County Lines............B2 Crossword/Sudoku..B4 Faces & Places.......B1 Opinion....................A2 Our Life.................. ..A4 Public Notices .........B5In This Issue: The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are inviting the public to an open house, trail ride, camp out and pig roast starting on Friday, November 4 at 2 pm and continuing until Sunday, November 6 at 2 pm. This is a semi-annual event to show what a beautiful park Putnam County has. Everybody is welcome to enjoy the park and camp Friday and Saturday night. Saturday the park will invite the public come and enjoy the trail tours, pontoon boat rides and the great outdoors. The Friends would like to invite you to see and explore the beautiful Dunns Creek State Park. There will be a trail poker ride on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Bring your horse and explore wellmarked trails that will guide you through the many natural plant communities located within the 7,000-acre park. Explore the pine atwoods along the edge of the river swamp and then up into the shaded sand hills surrounded by sand pine, then back down to the creek through beautiful oak hammocks. Take a ride through the park on the newly designated bike trails in the Piney Bluff Landing area. This is an opportunity for you to explore a portion of the park through xeric hammock, piney atwood and baygall communities. Kayakers and canoeist are invited to enjoy the beautiful Dunns Creek. The landing is only 1.5 miles from Crescent Lake. The shorelines offer beautiful ora and fauna and many birds and reptiles that inhabit the area. On Saturday, the park will offer hamburgers, hotdogs and bar-b-q pork for lunch. Florida Park Service biologist Jason DePue will provide guided tours. The kids will enjoy the boat ride and archeological dig for real fossils hosted by the Putnam County Land Conservancy. Live entertainment by Lee Kelly and Linda Crider can be enjoyed during the day and around the evening camp re. Bring your own musical instrument and ddle along. Rolando will roast a whole hog on Saturday and campers will bring covered dishes for the evening meal. The pig roast is included in the camping donation or you can enjoy a meal for an $8 donation. You need to reserve a camping space on the website www.friendsofdunnscreek.org. Campsites are a donation of $25 and they will include two pig roast meals. There is a lot to do on Saturday so bring your tent, trailer, camper, kayak, horse, boat, off-road bicycle and enjoy the weekend with the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park!Dunns Creek State Park Open HouseSami Marshall Staff Writer Putnam County The 35th Annual Fall Coun try Jamboree will be held at the Pioneer Set tlement in Barberville on Saturday, November 5 from 9 am 5 pm and Sunday, November 6, from 9 am 4 pm. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 f or children ages 6-12 years old and children und er 5 years old are FREE. There will be six st ages of music featuring musicians performing c ountry, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and gospel. The event also includes historic demonstrators handmade crafts for sale, storytellers, BBQ, corn on the cob, homemade desserts, a quilt raf e and silent auction. The festival is set up at the H istoric Barberville High School and Historic U nderhill House. For more information call 3 86-749-2959 or visit www.pioneersettlement.org or www.folk ddle. com/barbervilleDual Citywide Yard SalesThe Pomona Park Every bodys Having a Yard Sale and Crescent Citys C ity-wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov ember 5. Pomona Park will be from 8 am to 2 pm and Crescent City will be from 8 am to 4 pm Sellers in Pomona Park will be set up at Morg an Park, The Cow Catcher, and the Flea Mar ket (north of town), as well as their own yards For more information call Rosemary Combs at 386-649-4424 or Georgia McDonald at 38 6-649-0053 Crescent Citys City-Wide Yard Sa le will be at Eva Lyon Park and at homes and b usinesses all over the City. For more information call 386-698-2525 Extension 229 or visit our w ebsite at www.crescentcity-fl.com35th Annual Fall Country JamboreeCrescent City Kennel is hos ting a Thanksgiving Food Drive on behalf of The Humane Society of Northeast Florida, our local no-kill shelter. The Humane Society w ill be on hand for an adopt-a-thon and micro-ch ipping clinic on Saturday, November 5 from 1 0am-2pm at 2620-A S. US Highway 17 in Cre scent City. For more information contact 386-6982777 or 386-3251587.Thanksgiving Food DriveThe Putnam County Exten sion of UF/IFAS is offering a class in bas ic hydroponics Hydroponics for the Homeo wner on November 12 from 10 am 12 pm. This class will show the homeowner an interesting and unique method of gardening without soil. A $5.00 registration fee includes refreshm ents. A hydroponics kit including base, Styrofoa m and fertilizer is offered for an additional $ 30.00. Please have appropriate vehicle for t ransport. Pre-register by November 9, 2011 as spaces are limited. Contact the Putnam Cou nty Extension Office at 111 Yelvington Rd., East Palatka or phone 386-329-0318 for registra tion information.Hydroponics for the HomeownerDaylight Savings Time EndsOn Sunday, November 6 a t 2 am, Daylight Savings Time will be end ing. Dont forget to turn your clocks back one hour! Start Eating Healthy DayStarting on November 2, Th e American Heart Association encourages everyone to start making healthy eating choic es. Start Eating Healthy Day is dedicated to the he alth and wellness of all Americans. Its vital to maintain a healthy and well-balanced eating pa ttern as well as engage in physical ac tivity on Start Eating Healthy Day and every day. Start Eating Healthy Day encourages you to make small changes each day to incor porate healthier food choices. For more informat ion, go to www. heart.org/starteatinghea lthyday. Swine and Wine a Squealing SuccessThe 18th Annual Swine and Wine held at the Wesnofske Farms on October 22 may have been the biggest success to date. There were over 200 dinners served. The local band Outbreak played their hearts out and dancing fun was had by everyone. The bon fire helped to keep the chill of the night away. The Rotary Club of Crescent City holds this fund raiser along with the Catfish Festival to raise money for scholarships for the South Putnam County seniors. There were lots of door prizes given out that were donated by many of our area businesses.Controlled Burn Conducted by Crescent City Fire Department A controlled burn was conducted by the Crescent City Fire Department on Thursday, October 27. The house donated for the burning was located at 370 Union Avenue in Crescent City on property owned by Sam Church. Before it was used for fire training, the police and SWAT used the house for training as well. Photo by: Spencer WainrightNo Cost Spay/Neuter ProgramThe Putnam County She riffs Office is offering a no cost spay/neu ter program for dog owners all over Putnam County. To qualify, you must live in Putnam Coun ty and you must not exceed the household fa mily income limits set up. Once qualifications are met, an application must be filled out and retu rned to Kaye Tucker at the Putnam County She riffs Office. To see if you meet the qualificatio ns, you can pick up an application here at th e Putnam County Courier Journal, City Hall or pri nt one out at www. pcso.us.Late Monday afternoon traffic heading North on Highway 17 was reduced down to one lane in front of the Crescent City Fire Department due to the discovery of a sink hole. City Manager Patrick Kennedy said the cause of the sink hole was unknown and if it got any worse the entire lane would have to be closed. At the time of release, the Crescent City Police Department was waiting on FDOT to make a decision on what should be done about the hole. Sink Hole Discovered on Hwy. 17Photo by Sam Carr Kayaks on Dunns Cre ek Come enjoy Dunns Cr eek by kayak or canoe. 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