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County ofcials began to examine options regarding the landll to as certain alternate means of dealing with tremen dous costs that would have to be borne by the citizens in the future if the County continued its current manner of op eration. Following the completion of a Landll Master Plan in 2012, it was conrmed that options were available that could provide reasonable short-term scal relief and preserve long-term viable options for future landll operations due to the considerable acreage owned by the County. The County faces a cost of $25 million to remediate contamina tion emanating from the closed, unlined Class I landlls that were in use prior to the time that the Environmental Protec tion Agency mandated the use of liners for the protection of the environment. The County continued its use of the unlined portion of the landll into the 1990s, and it is now under a mandate from Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection to eliminate the contami nation. The County has chosen to do this by excavating the solid waste from the contam inated area and placing it in new, lined landll cells. The mining, cou pled with the cost of con structing new cells and continued escalating op erating costs, may make the ultimate amount of the requisite increase in the residential solid waste assessment unaf fordable for many of the Countys citizens. What began to emerge as County officials looked at ways to cope with these nancial is sues was the possibility that a small portion of the total landll proper ty owned by the County could be offered for sale to private enterprise. The impending costs could perhaps be shifted to the private sector while gaining some additional ben ets that would inure to Putnam County citizens in the form of lower tip ping fees, a lower annual residential solid waste assessment and an an nual revenue stream to the County. The Coun ty opted to investigate this possibility in order to evaluate the overall viability and practicality of such an approach. A Request for Proposals was issued and re sponded to by two highly qualied companies in the solid waste indus try. The proposers have agreed to sign a contract that protects the Countys interests by ensur ing that contamination issues will be addressed, environmental protec tions will be practiced, a clean and orderly and efcient operation of the landll will be required and economic benets will be provided. The proposal recent ly received that is most favorable to the County could have a value in excess of $200 million to the County over the life of the project. This value is derived from cost avoidance of ap proximately $25 million contamination remediation, approximately $95 million in ultimate costs for landll construction and closure and approximately $4.5 million in construction of a meth ane gas collection and treatment system. These are costs that cannot be avoided and will be paid by Putnam County citizens through an increase in the residential solid waste assessment if they are not passed on to private enterprise through privatization of a portion of the landll. The current solid waste assessment would like ly double in the future. Another component of the project value is the revenue of $31 million to be received by the County for the release of funds held in escrow and the sale of proper ty. Additionally, there are potential host fees of approximately $26 mil lion to be received over the rst fteen years in the form of a fee per ton of waste brought to the landll by the success ful proposer. The Coun ty will receive a guar anteed reduced tipping fee of $18 per ton for residential waste that is dumped at the landll that is generated within Putnam County. This will result in a reduction in the annual solid waste assessment for the scal year beginning October 1, 2014, that has been conservatively estimated at $30 per residential structure. This is ap proximately $15 million in savings to the citi zens over the rst fteen years of the project with a potential for greater savings if the residential solid waste assessment is reduced as expected in the future a savings for each residential structure. Yes, there will be some increase in vehicular truck trafc going to the landll. These trucks will be restricted to us ing state-maintained roads that are construct ed to accommodate trafc of this nature. The additional waste will be delivered to the landll in enclosed semi-trailers capable of carrying 2025 tons, and therefore, the number of trucks de livering waste would be approximately one hun dred per day if the maximum allowable amount of waste is reached. A number of these already pass through Putnam County every day trans porting waste to a facility in Georgia. Environmental dan gers from well-operated, lined landlls are essen tially non-existent. All landlls in Florida are operated under regulations promulgated by the Environmental Pro tection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec tion (FDEP). These regulations are designed to prevent contamination of groundwater and protect the environment. FDEP inspects landlls regu larly, and the landll in Putnam County would continue to be monitored by the FDEP ofce in Jacksonville. Six inches of soil required for daily cover controls odor, ver min and blowing trash. The current operating permits for the landll, including the current allowable height limita tion of 150 above grade, would be transferred to a private operator. The only type of waste that would be disposed of by the operator is the same type that is currently permitted and disposed of at the landll today. County ofcials recognize that some citizens have a negative perception of receiving waste from outside the Coun ty. There are ve re gional landlls operating in the State of Florida. If these facilities are so detrimental, could any one have named even one of the counties in which they are located before this topic arose in Putnam County? There are a number of non-re gional landlls operating in Florida today that receive much more waste than that which is pro posed for Putnam Coun ty. Putnam Countys riv er, its charm, its beauty, its friendly people, its quality of life and its fes tivals will continue and will not be negatively im pacted by the landll. A landll currently oper ates today in the Coun ty, and the transition to another operator will be seamless. The Countys Sani tation Department will continue to exist. The County will continue to operate drop-off sites, supervise the existing door-to-door collection and recycling contracts and closely monitor ac tivities at the landll along with FDEP. The County will continue to own approximately 1200 acres of landll proper ty. The County has a responsibility to act in the interest of a majority of its citizens. To continue in our current mode of operation may place an intolerable and avoid able nancial burden on that majority. This years Celebrity Chef Event was, yet again, a success. The ninth annual event, benefiting the Lee Con lee House Domestic V iolence Center, was hosted by Tim and Dar lene Smith and spon sored by area busi nesses and citizens who donated time and money to help serve the needs of wom en, children and men acr oss Putnam Coun ty who are victims of domestic, dating and sexual violence. The Lee Conlee House is also be able to support an existing list of programs and services that includes community education, bilingual services, out reach programs and others. This years celebrity chefs were as follows: Ed Reed and John Theobold who pre pared grilled sea scallops with cilantro and jalapeo aioli served with polenta, Adam Deputy with Deputys Margarita-ville, Chip and Liz Laibl serving datil pepper meatloaf cups, Disney Chef Robert Laurie with BLT dip and ranch bean dip, Vernon and Linda Myers and their creole crayfish cheese cake, Richard and Y vonne Parrish with chicken breast in sher ry mushroom cream sa uce, Stanley and John Hodge prepared duck fat fries, Wally and Renee Hough with Wallys bread pudding, Frank and Mary Ellen Hancock with seafood jambalaya and Dusty Pye served tequila lime chicken fajitas cooked on a paella pan. For more informa tion visit www.leecon leehouse.org. Inside Renewal Pastel Drawing Workshop is being offered at the Melrose Public Library located at 312 Wynnwood Ave on Friday, May 2 at 4 p.m. This beginners workshop will continue the techniques gained in Pastel Drawing II. Teens and tweens are encouraged to attend even if they missed the rst two workshops. Supplies and refreshments are provided. The 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 111 West Main St., Pomona Park, will kick off the day at 6 a.m. with programs scheduled until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the day at no cost. The Christian Leadership Association of South Putnam sponsors this event for South Putnam County. During the day there will be short devotionals given by local ministers at 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The sanctuary will be open for private silent prayer when devotionals are not scheduled. At 6 p.m. a closing community wor ship service will be held. A complementary supper sponsored by the women of Pilgrim Congregational Church will be served after the service in the Fellowship Hall. The NDP Task Force is the Judeo-Christian expression of the National Day of Prayer. Their mission is to communicate the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family. This years theme is Romans 15:6, So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Family Fun Movies text Welaka Lodge & Resort presents Bob Lee, author of Back Country Lawman on Saturday, May 3 at 1001 Front Street in Downtown Welaka. Seating starts at 4 p.m. and Cocktails and Conversation is from 5-6 p.m. Bob will be accompanied by his nemesis poacher Roger Gunter. If you want to know how old-time game wardens did it, come listen to Bobs stories of a Putnam County backcountry lawman. Call 386-467-7171 for more information. Cinco De Boat Regatta, co-sponsored by Keep Putnam Beautiful and Beef O Bradys, will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The race starts at the soft landing by the gazebo and clock tower next to the Memorial Bridge in Palatka. Participants will oat under the bridge and over to Beefs dock. The recycling regatta will follow the Mug Race launch. Your homemade vessel from used/recycled materials could win you a grand prize of $100 or other great prizes! Entry fee is $20 per vessel prior to the race; $25 the day of the race. Register at Beef O Bradys in Palatka, or visit www. KeepPutnamBeautiful.org for registration forms and more informationR.G. Leary County Administrator Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B3Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B3-B5 Way Back When....A4 Mike Jones Staff Writer Master Gardener Cheryl Owen drops by the Melrose Public Library to demonstrate how a rain barrel makes a huge difference in the garden. Barrels will be given to attendees and a decorating contest will be held for the Spring Buttery Festival on Satur day, May 3, in Heritage Park. Coffee will be provided by the Melrose Library Association. If you have any further questions about the workshop, please call the Melrose Public Library at 352-475-1237. Rain Barrel Decorating National Day of PrayerPhoto by Enrique Martinez 2014 Lee Conlee House Board of Directors: (not in order some not present) Meghan Deputy, Deb Mangum, Yvonne Parrish, Julie McClain, Caroline Tingle, Gary Bowling, Betsy Driggers, Pat Freeman, Marshall Fulghum, Gretchen Lunsford, Melissa Miller, Russ Miller, Vernon Myers, Margie Payne, Lynda Taylor and Angie Pye. Drawing Workshop Putnam County 9th Annual Celebrity Chef Event Family fun movies will be held at the Melrose Public Library. Melrose Public Library will feature a popular family movie on the big screen for FREE! The Melrose Library Association is providing popcorn and juice. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. for great family entertainment! The movie is part of the Afternoon Adventures Programs that will be held throughout the school year on Putnam County Schools early release days at 1:30 pm at the library. A list of programs is available at the library. The monthly calendar is also on the Putnam County Librarys webpage. Call the library at 352.475.1237 for the movie title. The library is located behind the Melrose Post Ofce at 312 Wynnwood Avenue. Back Country Lawman Boat Regatta Photo special to the Courier Journal Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast present Renewal, a non-denominational service of hope and healing on Thursday, May 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Wings Education Center located at 927 S. State Road 19, Palatka. Surviving the loss of a loved one is a personal and often challenging experience; at Renewal, family and friends come together to honor and remember those they have lost. Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast provides grief support ser vices at no cost to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Everyone who has lost a loved one is encouraged to come with family and friends. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. For additional information or to register, contact Mary Rockefeller at 386-530-4600.

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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 Editor / Publisher Mike Jones General Manager / Ad Sales Patrick Freeman Distribution Rose Delaney Sports Photographer 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 Putnam County A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, May 8, 7 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. Meets 2nd Thurs of the month. 386-698-2525 www.CrescentCity-FL.com Town Council of WelakaCode Enforcement, May 13, 5 p.m. Zoning Board, May 13, 5:30 p.m. Town Council Meeting, May 13, 6:30 p.m.Town Hall, Fourth Ave. Meets 2nd Tues of the month. 386-467-9800. www.Welaka-FL.govTown Council of Pomona Park Beautification Committee Meeting, May 12, 5:30 p.m.Tree Board Meeting, May 13, 5:40 p.m.Town Council Meeting, May 13, 6 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers, 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com Meets 2nd Tues of the month. 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersNext Meeting, May 13, 9 a.m. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205Putnam County School Board Next Meeting, May 6, 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. 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 best thing I did was swim in my swimming pool.Morgan Stevens First Grade Mrs. FitzgeraldI went to eat lunch with my family.Susanna OnofrePre-Kindergarten Mrs.Ross What was the best thing you did over Spring Break?I went to Wal-Mart to buy a backpack and I went to my uncles for my aunts birthday.Gabriela Gonzalez Third Grade Mrs. Shull I went to the beach and golfing with my Mom.Ty Chanthavongsa Kindergarten Mrs. T. Pugh Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes OPINIONFrom Me to YouLetter to the Editor On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItA. Nonymous Juliette LaurieEditor/Publisher Let me start by saying, Thank You for writing in with your comments this past week. I would like to clear up a couple of things before I get started. I am not a right or left wing nut. I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh and very seldom do I watch the not so much news which includes NBC, CBS, MSN, CNN and yes, even Fox. I find that all these news agencies fall short of reporting anything that is real. So where do I get most of my information? I research the AP, C-Span and yes, the White House Forum, which leads me to my next point. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Obamacare and placed some numbers in the article. I wrote how our leaders voted this bill in before it was ever read, I wrote how Kathleen Sebelius gave out numbers, and two weeks later the numbers tripled. I threw in the number $677 million and how it would give millions to each American. Yes, I know that it comes out to only a couple of dollars per person. My point here is that several people wrote in that I need to learn how to do math. I put a miscalculation in the paper to prove a point. Some of you will write in and criticize me for not citing accurate figures but when it comes to the government, how many of you have written in telling them how they are screwing up with their math? The nations debt is out of control. Imagine the ability to stop global warming by fastening a set of fan blades to the national debt clock and watching it cool the earth in about 2 minutes, leading us into another ice age. The government is a business and should be run as such. Answer this ques tion, if you owned a business, and you hired someone to run it, and every month your P&L sheet showed a loss to the point you had to borr ow money to keep your business alive, would you keep this person employed or would you fire them? Now, suppose this person, for six years, kept telling you that things were under control, they refused to bring in a profit, and this person just gave your money away to other companies. What would you do? You know as well as I do, you would fire them in a N.Y. minute. My next point is this. Obamacare, say what you will but answer me this question. Why am I being FORCED to pay for a Health Care Tax or Health Care that I DO NOT want? I had insurance and I loved my doctor. I liked the plan I had, but now I am FORCED to buy insurance with things I do not need. If this is truly a free country and we live under the constitution, then why am I being FORCED to pay for Affordable Health Care? In the Presidents speech last week, he mentioned how over 7 million people had signed up for Obamacare but never mentioned the 5 plus million people who had lost their health coverage. The fact is that I am being forced to pay for things for other people that have no bearing on me. I am a little selfish because I worked hard all my life to provide for my family. I have paid my own way through life and now Im being forced to pay for others healthcare. These people are not my family and I am not responsible for their health, nor am I re sponsible for their food or anything else, period. Our society today is filled with a bunch of people who ar e uneducated and do not raise their children with respect. You might not agree with me but just look how our youth walk around with their pants literally hanging down past their butt cheeks. No wonder our country is standing still, or young people cant hold jobs because they are too busy holding up their pants with one hand, yet they want to make $15 an hour! I do know a few responsible young people but the lazy youth far outweigh the responsible youth. Our great nation was founded on principles, honor, integrity, and God. There was a time when the United States was looked at as the greatest nation on this planet; our children were allowed to pray in school, they were allowed to show American Pride. If you went to a sporting event, you would have goose pimples run up the back of your neck when the National Anthem was sung and no one talked during the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, but not in todays society. Today, there is no morning prayer over the P.A. system before class starts, kids are allowed to sue the schools if teachers hurt their feelings and the list goes on. My point is, I am not a right or left wing nut; I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I have lost all faith in our government but not in our country! Let me ask you one question before I close. Can you really say that you are happy with our government? Can you really say that this administration has our best interest at heart? Do you really believe that we are 100% free? Our forefathers left their native lands to come to this great country because of the very same thing we are having done to us right now, over-taxing and big government. We dont need to raise taxes to bail out our government; we need to kick out the leaders who dont know how to run a business. Last but not least, a few of you have written in and said that you are going to cancel the Courier Journal because of what I write. Are you kidding me? Let me ask you one more question, and then you can write in and complain a little more. Lets say you like sports, and your favorite teams are the Miami Dolphins and Florida State. Are you going to stop watching ESPN because they broadcast the Buccaneers and Michigan State games? I would venture to say, no, yet you are willing to cancel the Courier Journal because I voice an opinion different from yours. Every week I read Mrs. Beth Carters column and think she is one of the most respected writers in the United States. I also enjoy reading Juliette Laurie, Mike Jones, Travis Roberts, Tammy Sanchez, and Dudley Sargents work. I do have a difference of opinion with Mr. Dudley on who the best sport team is, but my point is this: you wont be hurting me by canceling your sub scription. I dont work for the Courier Journal, and I believe the only one you will be hurting is yourself because in my opinion, you will be missing out on some of the best writers in our country. Someone wr ote in and made reference that I am a male. Why would you think that only a man could write this article? We might not agree on everything, and thats fine, but maybe we can agree on the fact that we all want to live in a free country, that differences of opinion are what make us the greatest country on this planet, and that this is our county and the Courier Journal is our local paper. You call me a coward for not revealing my name. You do not know me, so who am I? I am your neighbor, a friend, a person that loves this country more than my own life. I have fought for the very freedoms that others take for granted; I have watched men die for the very flag that others burn in our streets as if the blood that was given to fly it means nothing. Who am I? I am you and you are me, WE ARE AMERICANS and PROUD of it. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but Thats how I see it. Tomorrow is the first day of May and we will be starting a whole new month of awareness! There are so many things to recognize this month! Here are just a few: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month; Better Sleep Month (see this weeks article in Faces & Places); Brain Tumor Awareness Month; Celiac Awareness Month; Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month; High Blood Pressure Awareness Month; Law Enforcement Appreciation Month; Lupus Awareness Month; Mental Health Month; Older Americans Month; Osteoporosis Prevention Month; Pet Month; Physical Fitness and Sports Month; Skin Cancer Awareness Month; Stroke Awareness Month; Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. The first weeks of May are busy with Awareness. Starting tomorrow. May 1-7th is National Physical Education & Sport Week. This is an initiative that parents and students will be seeing in the schools to get students moving. This years theme is Lets SHAPE America through Dance! and is sponsored by the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. http://www.shapeamerica.org/events/pesportweek/index.cfm features four fun dance routines including two flash dance moves to get kids moving!! National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week this year is May 4-10 and the website is https://www.ffcmh.org/awarenessweek. This years theme is Building a Circle of Wellness, based upon the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. The Green Ribbon Campaign is all about promoting positive mental health and overall health for all of our nations children. Be Kind to Animals Week, May 4-10. It is the 99th anniversary of the American Humane Associations yearly event. American Humane Association http://behumane.org/about-aha has been at the forefront of every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect since 1877. American Humane Association advocates caring, compassion and hope for our societys most vulnerable citizens. Brain Tumor Action Week, is May 4-10 as well. Brain Tumor Action Week seeks to raise awareness about brain tumors, including raising awareness about incidence, diagnosis, treatment and care of people suffering from brain tumors, and those who may have early symptoms of the disease. Each year over 190,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are a leading cause of tumor cancer deaths in children. Brain tumors are also the third main cause of cancer death in adults within the 20-39 age bracket. The National Brain Tumor Society http://www.braintumor.org/ is committed to finding better treatments and ultimately a cure. Let us also not forget that we will be celebrating Mothers Day on Sunday May 11, and Memorial Day on Monday, May 26. I hope that you will keep these things in mind as you move through your week and the month of May and encourage each other to celebrate the things that make us a community!Dear Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to share a few thoughts about recent events in our community; to be able to voice my opinion is such a pleasure in our American Democracy. I thought a lot about the comments from A. Non ymous. The letter I might have written could never be any more precise than the one printed last week from Susan Neal Roberts. By the way, did you know she is a multi-generation Daughter of Crescent City, a (probably Suma Cum Laude) graduate of Crescent City High School, and famous in her own right for her incredible work(s) as a Librarianpast and present? To her words for A. Nonymous I would add only these: Dear Sir, Miss, Mrs., Dr., (LGBTS), Etc., please refer to a dictionary with respect to the word idiot. And while you are in the I section, please also see igno rant. Just a thought, but when Im angry enough to whirl spears at those who hurt or offended me, I write in a journal; perhaps you could try that as a method of venting your spleen. The last Courier Journal con tributor, who many love-to-hate (and many loved any way) for his rants and ravings, recently resigned from his creative submissions to the paper. Regardless, he AT LEAST had the dignity to identify himself; to not do so is, in MY opinion, beyond cowardly. I believe it is pathetic, spineless and yes, even sad. You are not required to like our government officials. Certainly, Ive opposed the actions of some presidential admin istrations, previous-to-current included. Example: I vehemently oppose the current congressional elector ates failures to represent the American population in a more balanced, democratic fashion! But, to bully and denigrate your American President, implying he/they are criminals verbally to the public, under the cloak of obscurity, flies in the face of your rights to free speech guaranteed to all of us under the United States Constitution. I would say this to your face. Im one for avoiding rigid, die-hard positions, so you might like this: Im not for the left wing and Im not for the right wing, I AM FOR THE WHOLE BIRD (not my words, I read it somewhere). Respectfully, my name is: Charlotte Santa Crescent City

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Pat Mead Cruise Zip lining through the exotic Costa Rican jungle was on the bucket list of Pat Mead and Sis ter Jackie Stine. And thats exactly what they did on a 10-day Hol land American cruise to the Panama Canal. Also marked of f the list were swimming and interacting with dol phins and feeding squid t o the stingrays. Lynn Andrews and Marlene Ewbank enjoyed the Indian village in Pan ama and participating in inter esting activities on board the ship. All enjoyed the food and being together on an ex citing Caribbean cruise. Spring FlingThe 2014 Spring Fling at Howe Memorial Methodist Church on Saturday night, April 19, was great. Many peo ple worked very hard to entertain the public for Monday night Fam ily Night. Monday night the cr ew performed to a packed house. The guests were served chicken Cordon Bleu. And on Saturday night, lasagna. Candy Enzor and the cast put on a very good show, includ ing a couple of skits br ought back by public demandthe Monks skit, Silence is Golden and Grace in the Wa ter. Solos by Sousan W ilson, Margie Nelson, Rusty Bowman, Carol Stuart, and Dee Goolsby were all beautiful. Mar tha Adams and Rusty Bowman did very enter taining specials. All of the per formers seemed like they were having a good time, and did a great job. The Methodist men prepared the dinner; the Cr es cent City Jr/Sr High School ROTC served it. Deb Young was the announcer, with help from DJ Falicia Monts. The Methodist men wer e the stage crew. The entire group did a wonderful job! Call from Old Friends Bill and Shirley De long called to say hello. W e have known them from our camping days. They spend summer near Lake Luzerne and Philadelphia, and win ter at Buffalo Bluff in Satsuma. Bill is going to try to send a pic ture of their neighbors, Geor ge and Kay Pottors, who spend their spare time picking up trash and policing the area. Kay is retired from Ra vine Gardens. The Delongs say that Becky and Lynn Zeigler live in that area. Lynn has done some remarkable projects around the area. (I miss Becky and Lynns help at cookouts and tailgate parties!) Dont Forget Saturday, May 3, an Ice Cream Social will be held on the porch of the Little Blue House Museum in Crescent City, next door to the Womans Club, from 2-4 p.m. Musical duo Backintyme will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy! Library Open House Saturday, May 10 from 12-2 p.m. an open house will be held at the Crescent City Li brary. Wednesday, May 14, Lunch with the Greats, George LaPiene will be guest speaking.Senior Fellowship ClosesThere will be a fare well luncheon on Monday, May 5 at noon for the Senior Fellowship former AARP at Lake Como Methodist Fel lowship Hall. Bring dishes to accompany chicken, which will be purchased with the nal funds of the club. Bonnie and Doris Rob inson, who have been longtime members and Lake Como r esidents, will be leaving the area to settle in a new home in Syracuse, New York. Other snowbirds will also be ying north, so come out, bring your favorite recipe and wish them Bon Voyage. Sunrise Service My Grandson Corbin came over from St. Augustine to go to the Sunrise Service and Jim and Shirley Grif ns home on Lake Br oward with me. We did not see the sun rise but we enjoyed the service by Pastor Gary Munson fr om First Bap tist Church of Pomona Park. W e also enjoyed brunch at the Grifns home. Library News Rose Harlow stopped by the Crescent City Library to buy more chances on the beau tiful queen-sized quilt being rafed of f for the Crescent City Library Board. Tickets are still available! Bobbie Walls admired Gary Shindelbowers pottery on display. Everyone is invited to celebrate Open House at the Cr escent City Library on Saturday, May 10 fr om 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Crescent City Library Board sponsors the Open House. There will be lots of things to do games, food, and more! The drawing for the quilt rafe will be during Open House. See you on the front yard of the library. For more information call the library at 386-6982600. The Crescent City Library Board spon sored Lunch with the Gr eats. This month come and meet George LaPiene from Crescent City, who will be speak ing about his experiences with the oil industry in Alaska. Bring a bag lunch and meet on Wednesday, May 14, at 12 p.m. in the Culver room at the Crescent City Library. Drinks will be provided. For more information, call the library at 386698-2600. Talking Books A very informative program was present ed at the Crescent City Library on W ednesday, April 23 from 1-2 p.m. Kara Riley, Customer Development Librar ian, from Braille and the T alking Books Li brary in Daytona Beach pr esented the program. A free National Library program administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handi capped provides Braille and r ecorded materials for blind and physically handicapped readers. Persons who are un able to read standard print material because of visual or physical im pairment may borrow f ree of charge Braille and recorded books and magazines on a wide variety of subjects for all ages and reading levels. You are eligible for the Talking Book program if you cannot see well enough or focus enough to read regu lar print although eye glasses or contacts are wor n, or if you are un able to turn pages in a r egular manner. An okay from a doctor is required in most cases. For more information, call 1-800-226-6075 or write to Braille and Talking Books Library, 421 Platt St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Thrift Store The ladies of the Community Thrift Shop wish Jimmie and Lar ry Richardson well as they r etire from The Shop. Jimmie and Martha Cowan accept ed responsibility for The Shop when V ivi an Skaggs retired 8-10 years ago. Jimmie and Larry, with much assistance from Ray and Caroline Bivins, jumped right in and took The Shop from rags to riches. They laid out a plan, made a few trips to the hard ware store, and, along with much hard work, transformed it into the shop you see today. Martha Cowan and Debbie Thrift will take the helm now, and will continue to keep The Shop open on Tues days and Thursdays, and they hope the community will contin ue to support them by continuing to shop at The Shop, as well as continuing to donate sellable items such as clothes, linens, and kitchen items. COMMUNITYMead Cruise, Spring Fling, Talking Books, and Community Thrift Store A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comPerformance of Chinese Hands at the Spring Fling. Cast of Spring Fling at Howe Memorial Methodist Church. Pat Mead swimming with the dolphins in Curacao. Beth and her grandson Corbin came for Easter sunrise service. Roger A. Lowe, D.D.S. 301 N. Summit St., Crescent City Crescent City Dentist 386-698-1138 eLakewood Nursing Home resident Ruth Barker and daughter Rose with new library assistant Adam Ransom, checking out books. Bobbie Walls standing beside Gary Shindelbowers hand-crafted clay pottery display in the Crescent City Library for the month of April. 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This is my rst time writing The Pastors Pen. Since it is a new beginning, it seems appropriate to begin at the beginning by offering some insights into who I am and what I believe about you and me, and God, as we live life together in this sweet and sacr ed Putnam County community. In the beginning is the opening phrase in almost every Bible. From there we read the story of God busily cre ating the earth and the sky, and lling them with gifts of life. Then and now; plants and animals; sunshine and rain; blue skies and dark nights abound. Thus my rests in the image of a Creative and Creating God. The story continues. The Spirit of Creativity carefully crafts our human shape fr om the dirt which covers the earth, and brings our human-ness (not mess) to life by breathing into us a Divine Creative Breath. (Genesis 2:7) From this story, we re ceive kernels of truth and seeds of hope, which help us explore, explain and imagine who we are. According to some, we are Divine, Creative dirt clods! (For more on this, see Rob Bells creative Nooma video Breathe, available on Youtube.) According to others we are moving, breath ing, sharing, caring, spiritual beings; mir rors of Gods image. Accor ding to me, we are all of that and more! We are created to be creative and connected; created to be complicat ed, complex and caring; cr eated to carry forward the stories and the gifts of life. According to the bible: Humankind was created as Gods reection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them. And God blessed them Genesis 1:27 and 28a (The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation). Cr eated and blessed? Now that is good news! There you have it, my friends; a glimpse into the way I believe. Now its your turn. I invite you to take some time to explore and explain your understanding of the story. Set your imagination free! May you enjoy a holy and wholly creative week!This is a two part story to be continued in next weeks edition of Our Town. Naval Auxiliary Operational Training Center During the early 1940s, Crescent City had a small naval group located here on Lake Cres cent. This unit, known as the Naval Auxiliary Operational T raining Center, was attached to the Naval Air Station in Deland. Targets were taken out to Lake Crescent and trainees from the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville ew over the lake using eight pound wooden bombs in their tar get practice. The personnel main tained the targets used for machine gun and dive bombing practice. The wooden bombs wer e salvaged and reused. Duty with the Cr escent City Fleet was the best the U.S. Navy of fered. The men ate in a local restaurant and slept in a local hotel. Their individual pay was $12.50 per week before insurance was taken out. The Orange Inn An nex on the southwest cor ner of Lake Street and Florida Avenue was leased by the Navy and used as living quar ters for these sailors. Living at the Orange Inn Annex, they paid the enor mous sum of $4.00 per week for their board. This included maid service, which meant having the room straightened each day, clean sheets once a week and cleaning of the bathroom. Their food was fur nished by Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Frank at Happs Caf. They had $96.00 per month sub stance pay and bought meal tickets with the appr opriate amount being punched for each meal. Chief John R. (Jack) Deacon was the skipper of the unit which had a crew of about 12 to 14 men. He remained here after the war and mar ried Mrs. Francis Beale and opened a business. He later served as a city commissioner for 16 years. Another sailor Neil Compton married Miss Ruth Harris and they made their home here. Two other men from the crew, Doug Burry and Tommy Buckhalt, both married local Crescent City girls and moved away. The Yeller Sheet During World War II a newsletter, referred to as the Yeller Sheet, was sent out every week by the late Geor ge C. Miller, Sr., better known as Pop Miller to the younger generation. His wife, Miss Emma, included a separate sheet usual ly green in color, which had jokes and poetry. The Miller family entertained members of the various services who visited with their childr en and became regular visitors here. The apartments over the Millers Grocery Store turned into a sort of barracks. In order to keep up with these friends who had made friends with many of the local residents, the mimeograph newsletter was started. This was expanded to in clude all of the local men and women who served in the Ar med Forces. Occasionally, someone would give nancial assistance; however, practically all of the mailing cost was paid by the Millers. The letters were printed on a goldenrod color paper and we assume this gave the newsletter its name. Information about the local service men and women in cluded addresses, news about their families and about local r esidents at home were reported in the Yeller Sheet. In a December 1989 column written by Ronnie Hughes, in the Crescent City Courier Journal stated, One of the rst stops a service man made on his trip back home to Cr escent City during World War II was a visit to George Millers grocery store. They wanted to shake Pops hand and tell him face-to-face how much they appreciated his newsletters from home. W ith over a hun dred servicemen on his mailing list, it seemed sailors and soldiers wer e always dropping by for a visit, particu larly around Christmas when many wer e on furlough. Those receiving these letters really appreciat ed the news from home, and thr ough them were able to contact others who were in various areas in which the war placed them. Mrs. Margaret Browning was the host ess in the Crescent Hill section of town to the many soldiers who came to Cr escent City. Her rst guest was a boy from her hometown in Iowa. He brought a friend, and so the chain expanded as some moved to other parts of the nation or world, others would take their place. Note: I have no record of how many of The Yeller Sheet was sent out but they were in the hundreds. They were sent out weekly during the course of World War II. I have a collection that dates from August 30, 1942 November 14, 1943 as well as others that have earlier and later dates. From reading through these pages, it was truly a job of love from Pop and Miss Emma Miller to keep the communication lines open for the Cres cent City men and wom en as well as the many others that this weekly newsletter touched. The amount of reunions that were held overseas by the hometown boys was through the news that they were able to receive weekly on who was stationed where. A4 OUR TO WN Donna Cooney Pastors Pen Years Ago...75 years agoMay 3, 1989Historic Campus ExpandsMiller Middle Schools campus, once Crescent Citys combined high school and elementary school, took in a new building last week when students began to move into the new media center. The building is connected to the rest of the campus by a long, covered brick walkway. It contains, beside the library, a completely equipped science lab, a com puter room with 20 workstations, and a business lab. Several smaller classrooms and workrooms fill the facility along with two walled, outdoor gardens for student activities. 25 years agoMay 5, 1939Lakes Being Restocked with BassThrough the cooperation of the officials at the Welaka Fish Hatchery, many lakes throughout Putnam County have been restocked with black bass fingerling. Three-inch fingerlings have been distributed as follows: Lake Stella at Crescent City, 3000; Lake Broward at Pomona, 3000; Lake Como at Lake Como, 1200; Mariner Lake at Interlachen, 300; and 300 one inch fry have been placed in Lake Margaret in the Fruitland vicinity. April 30, 1964Boy Scouts take 50-mile Bicycle HikeTwelve local boy scouts made a 50-mile bicy cle hike Saturday and Sunday. They are working on their cycling merit badge and have one more 50-mile trip to make to complete requirements. They made one 50-mile trip earlier this year The boys and their bicycles were taken by truck to Seville Saturday morning. There the boys, their packs on their backs and carrying their own lunch es, got on their bikes and started out for Flagler Beach, arriving at about 3:45 p.m. They played on the beach and in the surf and did some exploring and camped out that night on the beach just north of Flagler.50 years ago 10 years agoApril 28, 2004Environment Lecture Looks at SpiritualityThe Putnam County Environmental Council continues its 2004 Lecture Series on April 30 with a forum, Spirituality and the Environment. Guest speakers will be Mayor Karl Flagg, Pastor of Mt. Taylor Baptist Church; Rev. Bob Bronkema, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Palatka; Mr. Tom Townsend, member of St. Monicas Catholic Church; and Becky Zeigler, Councilperson for the Muscogee Nation of Florida. The forum will be a panel discussion intended to explore religious teachings about the stewardship of natural re sources. 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 29, 2009FloArts entertains Womans ClubThe Florida School of The Arts entertained the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club meeting with their musical program, Encore the Music of Our Time, and it did deserve many encores. The 10 per formers filled the air with beautiful music and dance to the delight of the ladies. The musical numbers ranged from Let Me Call You Sweetheart to songs of today. The ensemble is composed of performers from Germany, Pittsburgh, PA, the Philippines, and of course Florida. Great job! Crescent City In World War IICherie Nelson RegisterCommunity Contributor Putnam CountyBegin at the BeginningPhoto special to the Courier JournalMadeline Jones Fredholm standing beside the Naval Auxiliary Operational Training Center. 317 N. 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PALATKAMiriam K. BrowningMiriam Kane Browning, born October 28, 1919, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peaceful ly on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Miriam was married for 69 years to John Peirce Browning, Sr. who preceded her in death. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, her family moved to Palatka when she was 7 years of age. She was then a lifelong resident of East Palatka, FL and a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palatka. Miriam is survived by her three children, Robert W. Browning, Sr. and wife Pamela Browning of East Palatka; Inez Browning and hus band Oliver Jones of St. Augustine; and John Peir ce Browning, Jr. of East Palatka. She also leaves be hind seven Grandchildren, Robert W Browning, Jr, Angela Browning, David Browning, Michelle Gra ham, Kristen Carroll, Danny Page, Lori Holtz, Amy Revennaugh and Jay Br owning along with many great-grandchildren who will miss her tremendously. A celebration of Miriams life was held on Tuesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Palatka with Dr. Cyn thia M. Benz ofciating. Burial services wer e at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka. Visitation was at John son-Overturf Funeral Home from 5 7p.m. Monday, April 28. In lieu of owers, the family r equests donations be made in Miriam K. Brownings name to the First Presbyterian Church of Palatka, 123 S. 2nd St., Palatka, FL 32177, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Mir iams Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOvertur ffunerals. com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. PALATKA James C. Brock, Jr. James C. Jake Brock, Jr., 90, of Palatka, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 follow ing a brief illness. He was bor n and raised in Rome, Georgia, where his family was farmers. Jake met and married Evelyn Potter, of Americas, Georgia and had three children, Anne, James and Elaine. Jake and his family moved to Palatka in 1947 to help build Hudson Pulp and Paper Mill, where he worked for some 25 years. Jake loved all sports but especially baseball. He played and managed a Hudson baseball team that played games all over Florida. During his years at Hud son, he was very involved with the Hudson Pulp and Paper Federal Credit Union. He served on the Credit Union Credit Committee as well as on the Board of Directors for years. He was also very in strumental in getting government backed insurance on cr edit union savings accounts. Jake retired from Hudson Pulp and Paper in 1974 to go into the car business that he had started several years earlier. After his retirement from the car business, Jake went to work at the Putnam County Tax Collectors ofce as a Deputy Tax Collector. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Mo rocco Temple Shrine. Jake loved hunting and shing and was a m ember of the Jones Hunting Camp in Hollister. If you had a conversation with Jake it would soon turn to hunting and all of the guys at the camp. In 1969, Jake met and married Barbara Jean Poindexter in Palatka. Af ter Barbara Jean passed away in 1996, Jake met Shirley Nix on, whom he spent the last 18 years of his life traveling between Palatka and the North Carolina mountains. Jake loved NASCAR racing and who could tell you who had the poll position for Sundays race and where his man, Kasey Kanes position was. Jake also loved a friendly game of poker and if you went to visit with Jake, con versation would turn to the table and lets play. He was pr eceded in death by a son, James A. Brock; two grand daughters, Dana West and Brett Jones; a br other, Marvin Brock; and three sisters, Agnes Bartlett, Annie Ruth Saucerman and Polly Parks. He is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Shirley Nixon, of Palatka; two daughters, Anne Lawson and husband John and Elaine Cope and husband DeWayne all of Ocala; a daughterin-law, Cheryl Brock of Crystal River; seven grandchildren, Paige Gross, Mark Brock, Ashley Gib son, Lauren Hudson, Julia Hud son, Robert Warwick and Danielle Clifton; and ve gr eat-grandchil dren. Services wer e at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at John son-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Max Mullis ofciating. Burial with Masonic Rights followed at Oak Hill West Cemetery. The fam ily received friends Sunday at the funeral home fr om 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to a favorite charity in Jakes memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jakes Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka.PALATKA Devona Powell Rowe Dr. Devona Powell Rowe, 63, of Palatka, passed away at her home Wednes day, April 23, 2014. S he was a passion ate educator, having taught in Putnam county schools for many years, as well as in St. Johns and Duval counties. She earned her under graduate degree in library science fr om Florida State University, and remained a lifelong Seminole fan. Devona graduated with a Doctor ate in Education from University of North Florida in 2001. She taught AP Psychology and AP World Histo ry at Palatka High School, and also worked as a guidance counselor ther e for several years. Dr. Rowe was proud to have implemented and supervised the teen parenting program at Palatka High School. She was formerly a member of the Womans Club, and a member of Daughters of the King at St. Marks. Devona was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Powell. She is survived by her hus band of 43 years, Ralph Rowe, of Palatka; her childr en, Adam Rowe and wife Tori of Palatka, and Reagan Rowe Huddleston of St. Augustine; her mother, Mar tha Powell of St. Augustine; a sister Alice Daniels and husband Jay, of St. Augustine; eight grand children, Jasmine Rowe, Addison Rowe, Devon Rowe, Leah Rowe, W alker Huddleston, Rowan Hud dleston, Nathan Garrett and Jacob Garr ett, as well as many other loving family members. A memorial Service was held at 10 a.m, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Palatka with Father Bob Marsh ofciating. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.John sonOverturfFunerals.com. Arrangements wer e under the direction of Johnson Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. BUNNELL Ann Baker Ann Baker 76, of Bunnell, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Hospice Care at Memorial follow ing a lengthy illness. Born in Uma tilla, Mrs. Baker made her home in Seville for most of her life. She had worked for the Putnam County School boar d until retiring in the late 90s with 34 years service. She was a member of the Trinity Unit ed Methodist Church in Seville. She had enjoyed her life in Seville as a typical Florida Lady, sewing, cooking and shing. Survived by her husband, John; son Johnathan (Marilyn); brother, Walter (Jane} Coleman of Bunnell; three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside funeral services were conducted in the Seville Ceme tery Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nelson Bonilla ofciating. Arrangements were under the careful care of the Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, 402 Cy press Ave., Crescent City. PALATKA Silas Jack SJ Mills Silas Jack SJ Mills, a r esident of Palatka passed away after a brief ill ness on the April 21, 2014 at the age of 71, at Palatka Health Care Center. SJ was born on September 6, 1942, in Palatka. He was a life long resident of Putnam County, 1960 graduate of Palatka High School and served as a member of The National Guard. SJs fondest memories were of growing up in Francis riding horses and herding cattle. A well-known and respected business man, SJ worked at Hud son Pulp and Paper before starting Mills Wood Products in 1965 and eventually retiring in August of 2012. A kind heart and willingness to always help others, he devel oped many lasting friendships. He faithfully served Francis Baptist Chur ch throughout his life. SJ ea gerly took on many civic responsibilities serving on the Boys Ranch and Putnam County Fair Boar d of Directors. Preceded in death by his par ents Perry W. and Maude E. Mills. Af fectionately known as Big Shug, Uncle Buddy, and Poppa. SJ is survived by Helen, his wife of 37 years. His daughter, Robin Stevens and her husband Craig, of Flem ing Island; son, Clay Strickland and his wife Patti of Savannah, Georgia; grandchildren, Jonathan, Sara and Collin; two great-grand children, Brooks and Allison; sister Tinker Green; nieces, Ada Ray Green and Kelly Wilkinson; great-niece and nephew Laney and Colton Wilkinson. SJ loved the woods, hunting and his many friends but most of all loved his family. The family received friends at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home Thursday, April 24, 2013 from 5 until 8 p.m. Services were held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Francis Baptist Church Fami ly Life Center with Brother Bud dy Lynch, Mr. Ernie Cremer and Br other Harry Varnadoe ofciating and he was then laid to rest at Peniel Cemetery. Following grave side, all friends and family were invited to r ejoin at the Family Life Center to remember SJs life over food and fellowship. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd., Palatka, FL 32177 or Francis Baptist Church, 155 County Road 309C, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at SJs Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johsnon-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. HOLLISTER Mary C. Smith Mary Claudia Smith, 89, of Hol lister fell asleep in death at her r esidence on Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born December 15, 1924, in Montgomery, AL to Clarence L., Sr. and Florence Mc Cumber. The family moved to the Florida panhandle when she was a toddler and later to Jackson ville. She graduated with honors fr om Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville at the age of 16. Mary was one of Jehovahs Witnesses for over 78 years and graduated from the 6th class of the W atchtower Bible School of Gilead in South Lansing, New York in 1946. She served as a missionary in Brazil from 1947 to 1949. Mary was uent in four languages and was a long-time student and teacher of the Bible. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Henry W. Smith, and her brother, C. Lacy McCumber, Jr. Survivors include her children, Claudia Ballard (Michael) of Hollis ter; Brian Smith (Jan) of Anderson, SC and their son Michael; and Da vid Smith (Rachel) of Katy, Texas; four nephews, Jim, Gary, Mark and T im McCumber; and a sisterin-law, Ida McCumber. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 735 Kings Estate Road, St. Augustine. In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., ATTN Treasurers Ofce, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483 or to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the ar rangements. PALATKA Jacqulyn Bennett Baker Jacqulyn Bennett Baker 67, beloved wife, moth er, and sister, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 after a brief illness. Jackie was born in Oakdale, Louisiana and moved to Palatka before her rst birthday. She grad uated from Palatka High School in 1965 and attended St. Johns River Community College. Jackie moved to the Augusta area in 1998 with her husband, Dr. Philip Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred J. and Clyde F. Bennett and her sister Judith Bennett Maltby. Her family in cludes her husband, Dr. Philip Baker her beloved son, Brett Mat thew Hipsley, sister Diana Bennett Duva and br other-in-law Anthony W. Duva, brother Reverend Wil liam M. Bennett and sister-in-law Molly Bennett, br other-in-law Dr. Joe Maltby, sister-in-law Barba ra Schneider and mother-in-law Mar garet Baker, nephews Brian J. Duva (and his wife Ingrid), A. Tysen Duva (and his wife Julie) and Forrest Richardson (and his wife Kara), nieces Melissa Maltby DOrazio (and her husband Dan), and Jenifer Bennett Scariano (and her husband George), grand-neph ews Andrew Bennett Duva, Tysen Jacob Duva, Gavin Andr ew Duva, Zachary Savell, Alex Richardson, Zachary Scariano, Evan Scaria no and grand-nieces Elena Cate Duva, Car oline Torie Duva, Emma Savell and Laney Richardson. Jackie was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, as well as the Chapter Advisor to the Gamma Omicron chapter at University of Florida. As a realtor, Jackie served on a number of GAAR Committees and won several GAAR Awards. She also received numerous awards from Prudential, includ ing Honor Society, Leading Edge Society, Pr esidents CircleCop per, Silver and Gold, Silver Award for the Million Dollar Cir cle, and Golden Achievement Award. She also earned Sales of the Month and Listings of the Month Awards during her career in real estate. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Palatka, Florida on Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. with Jack ies brother, Reverend William M. Bennett pr esiding. Following the service, there will be a gathering so that the family and friends have an opportunity to share memories of Jackie and her life. Arrange ments for the gathering are to be announced. In lieu of owers, the family r equests that a donation be made in Jackies name to the Rodeheav er Boys Ranch in Palatka, FL (http://rbr .org or 386-328-1281). Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes. com Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the ar rangements. EAST PALATKA Richard E. Bowlby Richar d Edward Bowlby, 73, of East Palatka, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Hav en Hospice Bailey Car e Center in St. Augustine following an extended illness. Richard was born April 2, 1941 in Salisbury, New Hampshire. He was a resident of East Palatka for the past 45 years, before then having lived in Miami where he grew up. In 2004, he retired as a control room operator with Florida Power and Light, at the gas red gen erating plant in East Palatka for 35 years. He also was a member of the c ongregation of Jehovahs Wit nesses in Palatka where he was very dedicated to Jehovah and his fellow congregation members. He loved ying airplanes, sh ing, camping, traveling, and he enjoyed history often collecting ar tifacts, and spending time with his family and close friends. He was pr eceded in death by his parents Walter and Evelyn Bowlby. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Donna Bowlby of East Palatka. He also is survived by his two sisters: Martha Swift and brother-in-law Bud Swift of Starke, and Nancy Bowlby of Portland, Oregon. His two daugh ters: Tonya and son-in-law Elvin Delar osa, and Debbie Cummings and boyfriend Sandy McDaniel of Orange Park. His son Richie Bowl by of Palatka. His seven grandchildren: Justin, Rick, Cody, Shaylea Bowlby, Jer emy Cummings, and Andrea and Ashley Delarosa and many great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Wit nesses 201 Mission Rd, Palatka, 32177 with Elder V ince Singleton ofciating. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be sent to Haven Hospice Bailey Care Center in St. Augustine 2497 US Highway 1 South St. Augustine, FL 32086. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes. com Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the ar rangements. PALATKA Donald George Thompson Donald Geor ge Donnie Thompson, 74, of Palatka, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Haven Hospice Rob erts Care Center in Palatka. He was bor n in Palatka to William Ross Bill Thompson and Pauline Vera Pert Thompson. Donnie graduated from Palatka High School in 1958 where he was very active in sports. His love of sports continued throughout his life. Donnie was an avid Florida State Seminole fan. After gradu ating, he served in the U.S. Air For ce. Donnie was a member of the Chattanooga, Tennessee boil ermakers, which took him to vari ous locations throughout the U.S. during the 1960s and early 1970s. He owned and operated Thompson Masonry, Inc. for over 30 years. He participated in several local groups and clubs. Throughout his life, Donnie did many charitable jobs for local charities. He was a lover of nature and animals. Donnie will forever be remembered by his quick wit, kind words, helping oth ers and his genuine smile. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Betty G. Thompson of Palatka; daughters, Darenda Thompson of St. Augustine, Dean na (Bill) French, Katy, Texas, Elise (Patrick) Barrett, Durham, North Carolina, and Elizabeth Marshall, Vidalia, Georgia; six grandchil dren, Ashley (Zach) Alexander, Megan Thompson, T aylor French, Gavin French, and Nicole Mar shall; a sister, Pat (Claude) Caviness of St. Augustine; four nieces, V icki Bartlam, Carol Whitham, Doneen Boyd and A.J. Thompson, four nephews, Rick Shiver, Gary Bonnelle, Bryan Thompson and Ken Thompson. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Oak Hill West Cemetery in Palatka with Rev. Russell Wright ofciat ing. The family received friends W ednesday from 6-8 p.m. at John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Memories and condolences may be expr essed to the family at Don nies Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOvertur ffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Rita Perry Hill Our Mother Rita Catherine Starkloff Campbell Perry Hill was born September 22, 1924 to William B. Stark loff, Jr. and Marie Connolly Starklof f in Baltimore, Maryland and depart ed this life Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her daughters r esidence in Palatka. She was married to Bil lie Sam Campbell, Sr. on February 4, 1945. T o this union was born seven children. She was preceded in death by three of her children, James Wil liam, Richard Allen, and Cath erine Ann; her husband, Billie Campbell; her par ents, William and Marie; one sister, Doris, ve brothers, Bert, Lee, Donald, War ren and John, and a son-in-law, Buddy Gray. She leaves behind four lov ing children, Marsha Lynn Davis Flowers and her husband, David of Palatka, Janet Laraine Gray of Lake Helen, Billie Sam Campbell, Jr. and wife, Myrna of Vansant, VA, and Wanda Gayle Redgate and husband, Kerry of Belmore; a sis ter, Ernestine Schmidt of Towson, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Catherine Beck and husband, Robert of Satsuma, Cynthia Wells and husband, Jody of Palatka, Crystal Oglesbee and husband, Mike of Palatka, Shawn Gray and wife, Christie of Ocala, Lori Gray of Deland, Billie S. Campbell, III and wife, Paige of Grundy, Virgin ia, Joshua Campbell of Vansant, V irginia, and Cory Underhill of Gainesville; twelve great grandchil dren; ve great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. After the death of our Father Mother married Lewis Lefty Perry and enjoyed many years with him. After Lefty passed away she was married to Roland H. Hill until his death. Mother was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Hol lister where she taught Sunday school. She was a volunteer lead er of the Alzheimers program in Putnam County for 18 years and was a r ecipient of the Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Palatka in recognition of her relent less service to Alzheimers patients and their families. Our Mother was a shining ex ample of what true Christianity is. Thr ough many hardships in her younger life she held fast to the faith that God gave her more than 62 years ago. Her sense of the scripture Bear Ye One Anothers Burdens and So Fulll the Law of Christ was not just a slogan but was lived out every day by serving her God and fellow man. Mother tirelessly gave of herself to others even when she had little to give herself. Few families have been blessed to have shared such closeness as we have and it is all because of our Mothers teachings and closeness to God. As her Son I was blessed to be surr ounded by three loving sisters who gave Mom the utmost care and respect she deserved in her nal days upon this earth.We rest in the sweet comfort that God received our Mother with open arms to live an eternal life of joy, peace and never ending love with her Savior Jesus Christ. The above obituary was com posed by Ritas son, Billie. Funeral services wer e held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Mas ters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Ler oy Lewis ofciating. The family began receiving friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funer al home. To honor and celebrate Ritas life, a V ideo Tribute was shown. Burial followed in the Oak Hill East Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be sent to Alzheimers Association, Central & North Florida Chapter, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 or Haven Hospice Roberts Care Cen ter, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Fr iends may sign the online register and www.themastersfu neralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrange ments.DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTMargaret A. Cunningham Margaret Ann Cunningham, 84, of East Palatka passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements. CHURcCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City (386-698-1578) 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter (386-698-1983) 223 N. Summit St. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church (386-698-2635) 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church (386-698-2117) St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (386-698-2055) 2725 S. Hwy. 17 Georgetown Georgetown United Methodist Church (386-740-1821) 1448 CR 309 Pomona Park First Baptist Church of Pomona Park (386-649-4265) Lake Como Word of Faith Bible Church (386-698-4643) 2708 S. Hwy. 17 Peace Lutheran Church (386-325-4878) 343 Old Hwy. 17 Pilgrim Congregational Church (386-649-8467) Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church (386-467-2336) Emmanuel Episcopal Church (386-698-1983) 672 C.R. 309 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church (386-649-0631) 273 CR 309 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Church HappeningsMinistries for Christ Outreach, Inc. will provide toiletries, non-per ishables and groceries for the Interlachen area the week of April 27. For more information, call 386-852-7046 or send an email to mfcoutreach@ hotmail.com. Suwannee River Economic Council Inc. has opened a senior citizen meal site at Union Bethel A.M.E. Church, 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. Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 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 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 If You Need To See Better... You Need To See Dr. Kane PALATKA 328-8387 Visit Our Website: www.seedrkane.com QUALITY EYECARE / AFFORDABLE PRICES Azalea Eyecare Center Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521

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A6 What & Where! What What & & & Fun! & & Food Hi Level DJ Randy (Rock-n-Country) Fri. & Sat. 9-2 p.m. Old Farts ursdays Every ursday Night! Parker House Happy Hours 4-8 p.m. Daily. 12 oz. Can Beer $1.75 & $2.75 well drinks. Porkys Karaoke! urs. 7 p.m.-till? Sun. 5p.m.-till? Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. River Pub Local Entertainers River Town Fri. 7 p.m. to close Bikers Welcome! 3-Ds Saloon Every Wed. @ 8 Karaoke by: Bualo Munn Open Pool Tourney urs. @ 7 p.m. Ball Fri. @ 9 p.m. Ball Fun! Fun! with DJ Larry M. Music from the 50s, 60s & 70s 3821 Reid St., Hwy 100 West, Palatka 386-328-7131 For the Youngsters DJ Randy on Fri & Sat 9 p.m. 2 a.m. Landing-Marina-Wild Hog Saloon K a r a o k eThurs. 7 p.m.Till? / Sun. 5 p.m.Till? L ounge H oursSun. Thurs. Noon to Midnight Fri. & Sat. Noon to 2 a.m. R estaurant H oursFriday Sunday 9 a.m. 4 p.m.Motel NO PETS Boat Ramp Covered Dock BEER ICE TVReservations/Restaurant: 386-467-3956 Fax: 386-467-0026 120 Georgetown Landing Rd. Georgetown, FL 323139 On The St. Johns River Open 7 Days A Week COLDEST BEER IN TOWN KARAOKE By: Buffalo Munn Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Open Pool Tournament Thurs at 7 p.m. Eight Ball Fri at 7 p.m. Nine Ball Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-Till? Sunday 1 p.m.-Till? 101 S. 10th St. Palatka 386-530-2282 Daily Happy Hour Specials 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m. Serving Florida Since 1983 Lunch and Dinner Specials Monday-Thursday 11-9 FRUITLAND / GEORGETOWN CR 308 & 309 ON LEFT 386-467-8666 P ATIO D INING B IKERS W ELCOME Join Us At The Tiki Bar! Lunch and Dinner Specials Fridays & Saturdays All-U-Can-Eat CRAB LEGS Mondays 4 8 p.m. $24 99 All-U-Can-Eat BRISKET Tuesdays 4 8 p.m. $11 99 PRIME RIB $15 95 Or Visit Us On The Web At http://RIVERPUBITALIANGRILLE.COM/ Parker House Liquor Store & LoungeSummer SpecialsHappy Hour Daily 4-8 p.m. $2 Domestics Beers $2.75 Well Drinks DRIVE THRUOTTO143 NORTH SUMMIT ST. CRESCENT CITY, FLORIDA 32112 386-698-2397

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One of the things that we are celebrat ing in May is Better Sleep Month. So, to help everyone on their journey towards get ting a better nights sleep, her e are some things that will help you to figure out what may be causing a problem. Now most of you are probably either on one side of the fence or the other on this; you dont sleep well and you cant figure it out, or you think you sleep just fine. What is Sleep Hygiene? Well, let me ask you this, what is your sleep hygiene like? Sleep Hygiene you say, what is that? Well, its what you do, and how you do the things you do before you go to sleep, how long you sleep, things like that! It all has an effect on how well and how long you sleep each night. First of all, you should not sleep less than 7 hours a night, which is a minimum for good health. Chil dren and teenagers need even more than 8 hours to be at their full potential. If you experience daytime sleepiness you should try to increase that to 8 hours a night. You should also go to bed and get up at the same time every day, including weekends (yes, I said including weekends). If you or your chil dren are overweight or trying to lose weight, it has been scientifi cally proven that sleep habits can contribute to this effort either in a good way or bad. If you are not getting enough good sleep it can contribute to an increase in metabol ic disorders such as obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Studies blame our declining sleep hy giene on the use of tablets, video games and smart phones in the evenings. This increase of input to the brain causes the brain to be excited for longer periods of time and knocks it out of its normal cy cle of wakefulness/ sleep. The brain loses its ability to pro duce melatonin. This causes the brain to be less able to regulate metabolism causing weight gain. So the question then becomes how do we reverse this prob lem? First, and most obvious, by r educing the use of these light emitting devices in the evening, so that the brain can start producing melatonin on its own again and make us sleepy. Put away all electronic devices at least one hour prior to the time that you plan to go to sleep. The light emit ted by electronics excites the brain and keeps you awake lon ger. It takes at least an hour for the brain to calm down from this effect. Secondly, by ex posing ourselves to bright sunlight during the day, this also helps to reset the melatonin mech anism in our brain. T hird, by dimming the lights around us in our homes in the evenings, we signal our bodies to start preparing to sleep. Then we should take a look at where you sleep. Is it comfort able? The bedroom is only for sleeping and sex, not for watching TV, or working on the computer, or playing video games!!! Be sure the temperature in your room is comfort able. Not too cold but not too warm either. Science has shown that 68 degrees is the optimal sleeping tem perature, but you can experiment with your own. Once you have done that, make it a place you are happy to be in, inviting colors, scent ed candles, soft light ing. Your windows should have blackout shades to block out any unnatural light or you can use a sleep mask. Also, any blue emitting light source in the room after the lights are out in the room including the alarm clock. Studies have shown that your eyes can still detect this light even while closed and it is dis ruptive to good sleep. Amber is a better choice for any digital display in the room where you sleep. Sleep and Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance, which is impaired in sulin sensitivity, occurs when your body cannot use insulin properly, allowing your blood sugar lev els to get too high. The same applies to Leptin, the hormone that tells your brain there is no need for more food. Both insu lin and Leptin resis tance are precursors to type 2 diabetes. Theyre also risk fac tors in many other chr onic diseases in cluding high blood pr essure, heart dis ease, and cancer. It also appears that lack of sleep plays an im portant part in the equation. Besides impact ing your insulin and L eptin sensitivity, sleep deprivation also increases levels of ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger. This can easily re sult in overeating and over indulging in the wrong foods. Too lit tle sleep also impacts your thyr oid and stress hormones (cor tisol), which can af fect your memory, im mune system, heart and metabolism, and much more. There have been studies that have linked poor sleep and lack of sleep with the inability to lose weight when dieting. They have found that sleep deprivation results in a loss of muscle rath er than fat when diet ing. Not what most of us ar e going for!! No raiding the fridge before bed!! A large meal in the stomach will surely interrupt sleep, as will spicy foods. If you need to eat something before bed, a small snack of cheese and grapes will do nicely. Alcohol is also not the way to go, as it will initially make you sleepy, but then after a couple of hours, has been proven, to dis rupt sleep patterns as have cigar ettes. I hope this will help you find some comfort and relief in the days and weeks to come!! Stay Healthy!!Between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., most of us will have our heads snuggled into our pillow with dr eams of being somewhere far off in an exotic land, while drool seeps from our mouth and maybe our partner nudging us because we are snoring too loud. However, for some people, these nights are few and far between. Over the last few months I have had a few different people who want to interview me. They seem to think that I am doing a good job of bringing the com munity together, and while I am flatter ed, I am also ashamed at how little I really do, so I have turned down all interviews, and will continue to do so. In our little community, we have so many peo ple who are more deserving of recognition than I am, so please allow me to introduce to you the Georgetown Fruitland Volunteer Fire Department. A few months ago, I was invited to attend a meeting at the George town Hall about the v olunteer firefighters. During this meeting, I heard county officials talk about their up coming budgets, and exactly how much it takes to run the Fire Department in George town. To this I thought, Ok, thats our tax dol lars at work, but it was the second part of the meeting that made me r ealize just what a volunteer firefighter is. To my understanding, a volunteer firefighter does not get paid. They do, however, receive an incentive pay for each call they go on. Allow me to explain. If you are a volunteer firefighter or a first responder, you will receive a check for $4, and if your ti tle includes both, then you r eceive $8 per call. The average structure fire will last somewhere between one and two hours, but a brush fire could last for days and days, which only counts as one call. Therefore, you receive $4 or $8. Last year the George town Fruitland Volunteer Fire Department r esponded to over 400 calls. These calls in cluded babies that had problems breathing, babies being born, y oung children who had ran into things and been cut, young children with broken bones, teenagers and adults who had been involved in accidents or overdosed on drugs, the elderly who had problems breathing, heart attacks, strokes, house fires and brush fires, just to mention a few. Last week as I was listening to my emer gency scanner, I heard a call come in. It was a man who was having a stroke while out on his boat in Welaka. The Georgetown Fruitland Volunteer people were on the scene in a mat ter of minutes. Yes, t hey even do marine rescues! Not only did they get the man to shore and loaded into the ambulance, they also drove his boat to a local marina where it was secured to the dock, and three days later the man returned to pick up his boat. Just imagine what would have happened if this station did not exist, which leads me to my next point. It cost around $6,000 to outfit these fine men and women with the safety gear they need to wear to each fire, and while the coun ty picks up that cost, ther e are things that each firefighter has to supply on their own. This includes things like flashlights, shov els, bug replant, rain gear Visine or eye drops, and things like crackers, PowerAde, Gatorade, Water, etc. when on brush fires. In the beginning of this article, I mentioned that 31 firefighters this year would lose their lives while on duty. Some will lose their lives battling structure fires, brush fires, and forest fires. Some will lose their lives while on an accident scene due to cars exploding or being ran over by passing motorist or being rear-ended. How ever, the thing that surprised me most was many of these men and women will die of a heart attack after leaving the very people they ar e helping. During the first 30 minutes of a rescue, a firefighter will exert as much energy as most people do in an eight-hour workday. After the meeting at the Georgetown Fruitland Hall, I had the privilege of speaking with these fine men and women who serve our commu nity. During my conversations with these volunteers, I asked them a question, How hard is this on your family life? Most agreed it is hard on their families. In one conversation a Volunteer Firefighter told me of his daugh ters graduation cer emony, and how he had to leave during it. Then he chuckled and said, Y eah, I left there and was gone for al most three months. He was r eferring to the outbreak of fires we had in central Flori da a number of years ago. Its har d going on a date with your wife and having to leave in the middle of dinner or a movie because a call comes in, but she seems to understand, said another. Ladies and Gentlemen, these are not your average people; they receive no pay and risk their lives each and every day to serve our community, and ask nothing in return. Right now, these men and women ar e in dire need of a few items and I feel it is our job to help them out. I have started a pro gram called Help Our V olunteer Firefight ers. For the next two weeks, you can donate items at the W inn-Dixie in Crescent City and at Centerstate Bank in Crescent City, or you can drop them off at the Courier Journal. These items are Ga torade, Powerade, Wa ter, Crackers (Cheese/ Peanut butter), V isine or eye drops, bandan as, small water cool ers or water bottles, sun block, bug r epellent, rain gear, etc. or anything you might think of that would help them as they are fighting brush fires this summer. One other thing they are in need of is teddy bears or small stuffed animals, which are giv en to small children whom might be upset at an accident or when they are hurt. It might not seem like a big deal but all of the volunteer firefighters I have talked to say it makes a big dif ference. Before I close, I want to intro duce you to these won derful volunteers at the Geor getown Fruitland Volunteer Fire De partment. Chief Herb Glenn, Assistant Chief Keith Grimes, Captain J.R Grimes, Lieutenant Matt Pope, Engineer Paul Kerp, Firefight er/ First Responder Larry Pope, Fir efight er/E.M.T Glenda Her nandez, Firefighter/ First Responder Miguel Her nandez, First Re sponder Melisa Hud dleston, Firefighter E.M.T Austin McKen zie, First Responder Diane Glenn, Rehab Diane Pope, and First Responder Michelle Grimes. Thank you, la dies and gentlemen for taking car e of our community. The last thing I want to add here is, when you see one of these units coming down the road, please get out of the way. Last week I witnessed a man stay in the slowdown in front of a unit heading to an accident scene, and it took over a minute for the unit to get around this man, who by the way never pulled over. Each and every second counts and is a matter of life and death, just imagine being trapped in a burning house or blazing car fire. One other thing that Paul Kerp asked me to men tion is, If you have an emer gency or fire on your street or neigh borhood, please stay a safe distance fr om the scene; things can explode and we need all the r oom we can get to do our job. Please make sure to remove all leaves and limbs from your roofs, and make sure to keep all brush piles and oth er flammable things at least 35 feet fr om your house. I want to thank you for reading this ar ticle and please donate these items A.S.A.P April 30, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES Better Sleep can help you Lose Weight Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com31 Firefighters Will Die This Year Photo special to the Courier Journal Most people require a minimum of, no less than, 7 hours sleep

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at 9 a.m. Admission is $50 per person or $200 per foursome, and includes green fees, cart, lunch, and great prizes. All proceeds support beautica tion projects, anti-littering and r ecycling education in Putnam County. For more information or to register, call 386-3259598. The Mid-Florida Area Agen cy on Aging, Inc. (d/b/a Elder Options) announces a Scheduled meeting of the Grant Re view Committee of the Elder Options Board of Directors to which all persons are invit ed to attend on Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the El der Options Conference Room A, 100 SW 75th Str eet, Suite 301 in Gainesville. The Grant Review Committee will discuss and adopt recommendations regarding the applications re ceived by Elder Options for funding the pr ogram year beginning July 1. Programs funded for this period include: Community Care for the Elder ly (CCE), Alzheimers disease Initiative (ADI), Home Car e for the Elderly (HCE), Local Service Programs (LSP), and the Model Day Care program. Based upon its review and dis cussion of applications, the St. Johns River State College will hold a graduation ceremony for its adult education program on May 1. All Putnam County residents who have passed the GED test since May of 2013 are invited to participate in the ceremony. 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 Sat urday, 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 Edu cation Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive phar maceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they ar e 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 Counsel ing is also available Narconon can help you take steps to over come addiction in your family. Call today for free assessments or r eferrals 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 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, how ever, registration is required. Call Mary Rockefeller at 386-5304600. For mor e information about Hospice services and programs, call 866-642-0962 or visit www.hospiceofcitrus.org Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast present Renewal, a non-denominational service of hope and healing on Thursday, May 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Wings Education Center located at 927 S. State Road 19, Palatka. Surviving the loss of a loved one is a personal and often challenging experience; at Renewal, family and friends come together to honor and remember those they have lost. Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast provides grief support services at no cost to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Everyone who has lost a loved one is encouraged to come with family and friends. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. For additional information or to register, con tact Mary Rockefeller at 386-530-4600. Feed the Need 5K Sprint for Students: Almost 9,000 students in Putnam County are currently on Free and Reduced lunch. Many of these students do not have enough food in the home on the weekends. Race them to the nish line of hunger join them for the 1st annual Sprint for Students, a 5K and/or 1-mile fun Saturday, May 10. The course is through the beautiful and his toric downtown Palatka, starting and nishing at the Riverfront Park. All pr oceeds go to the Weekend Snack Pack program that sends food home with students of Putnam County Schools. To reg ister online go to https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Palatka/5k SprintforStudentsFeedtheNeed. Questions? Please contact Nikki Hawthor ne, the race director and Putnam County Schools Food Service Director at nhawthorne@putnamschools.org. Saturday, May 10 marks the 22nd anniversary of Americas largest-single day of givingthe National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Customers and em ployees are asked to leave nonperishable food next to their mail boxes so that our carriers can pick up food as they deliver mail. The Postal carrier will do the r est. Its that simple and millions of Americans will be helped. Food such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal left next to mailboxes prior to the time of regular mail delivery will be collected and donated to local food banks. Last year 74 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Suncoast District employees have provided ongoing support for this worthwhile cause, both by picking up food while delivering along their routes and by leaving food in their personal mailboxes. The food drive makes a difference for those in need. Call for Artists! Arts in the Air Palatka Main Street is issuing a call to professional and emerging artists to participate in the in augural Arts in the Air banner project. Banners will be displayed on the lamp poles along St. Johns A venue in downtown Palatka. This gallery in the streets runs from May 19, to June 20, cul minating in a Silent Banner Auction in July. Canvas banners will be pr ovided to participating artists and are available for pick up at the Larimer Arts Center, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Artists must gesso and paint both sides and use acrylic paint. Gesso will be available at pick up. Palatka Main Street will seal the banners. The deadline to have completed banners back to the Larimer is Friday, May 9. The number of artists is limited. Artists will be recognized in promotional materials and during the auction event. Please no nudity, profanity or objectionable language or subject matter. Palatka Main Street reserves the right to reject completed banners if the subject matter is considered objectionable or vul gar. This program is a partnership of Palatka Main Street and the Public Arts and Music Committee of the Lake Eustis Institute in Eustis. Proceeds from the auction will start The Palatka Public Art Fund. This fund will be used and dedicated to the purchase of public art, to match grants to purchase public art, to lease public art and to generally increase the amount of public art, particular ly sculpture, in our public places. Contact Charles Rudd, Main Str eet Manager, if you have questions. 386-329-0100, ext. 333 palatkamainstreet@gmail.com. The Early Leaning Coalition of North Florida is sponsoring a toddler/preschool fest on Saturday, May 31 from 10:30 am. until noon at the Palatka Womens Club Facility. The event is geared for families with children ages 2-5. The event will include a special magic show from Sparky the Balloon Guy, special visits by Winnie the Pooh and Dora the Explorer, storytelling, music, crafts, games, balloon animals, free books and bike helmets along with free health screenings from the mobile medical unit from St. Vincents Health Care. The ELC is inviting any club, business, childcare center, social services agency, doctors/dentist ofce to participate by coming and providing some type of activity for the kids attending. Get creative! Its a great way to promote your busi ness/organization. Tables will be provided. To RSVP contact Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coor dinator at 904-342-2267 or jwhit son@elcnorthorida.org. The Crescent City Library Board sponsors Lunch with the Greats. This month come and meet George LaPiene from Cres cent City, who will be speaking about his experiences with the oil industry in Alaska. Bring a bag lunch and come meet us on Wednesday, May 14 at 12 p.m. in the Culver room at the Cres cent City Library. Drinks will be provided. For more information, call the library at 386-698-2600. Everyone is invited to celebrate Open House at the Crescent City Library on Saturday, May 10 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Crescent City Library Board sponsors the Open House. There will be lots of things to do games, food, and more! The drawing for the quilt rafe will be during Open House. See you on the front yard of the library. For more information, call the library at 386698-2600. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Dunns Creek State Park will host a Firey Viewing Wagon Tour on Fri day, May 9 at 7:45 p.m. Join Dunns Cr eek State Park for an amazing journey through 6,000 acres of the Real Florida to view one of the seasons most spectacular evening sights. Visitors will meet at the parks new entrance and embark on a two-mile wag on tour to the creek while learning about lightning bugs in our ar ea. This tour will be held in complete darkness and will last ap proximately 1.5 hours. Participants should bring a ashlight, bug spray and water and are advised to wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes. The program is free for participants. The park entrance is located at 320 Sisco Road off Hwy 17, near Pomona Park. Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants. To register, visit DunnsCreekFireyTour.eventbrite.com, or call 386329-3721. Join Keep Putnam Beautiful for a memorial marker dedica tion in honor of a dear friend and community servant, James H. T ownsend. He will be honored for his many years of service in maintaining the St. Josephs Cemetery. A casual ceremony will take place at the cemetery, located on the corner of Crill Avenue and Westover Drive in Palatka on Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m. with County Commissioner Chip Laibl ofciating. Get Teed off and Help Stop Litter! The Palatka Municipal Golf Course is holding its 5th Annual Best Ball Tournament on Saturday, May 31 at the Municipal Golf Club, located at 1715 Moseley Ave in Palatka. The Shotgun Start begins the event 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 MEETIN G(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 BEEKEEPE RS 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. MISCELLANEOUS Sell it in the classifieds. 386-698-1644Turn your trashinto CASH! CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION Committee will make funding recommendations for con sideration by the full Board of Dir ectors during the June 4 Board Meeting at 10 a.m. Should any person wish to ap peal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above-referenced meeting, he/ she may need to ensure verba tim recording of the proceeding in or der to provide a record for judicial review. Persons with disabilities should contact El der Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in or der to request any special assistance. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 WE HAVE ALL YOUR GOLF CART NEEDS!Batteries Tires Chargers 611 N. Palm Ave, Palatka 386-328-9024Deliver & Installation Available Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440 325.0460

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ROBINSON JACK M AND SHELBY A the holder of the following certiftax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2009 KATHERINE B. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 JECT TO CONSERVATION EASELAND COMPANY LLC. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 LOTS 9 + 10 1060-0090 be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 JAKEIDA C. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Ma the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 SON REGINALD + RALPH JOHNSON C/O Reginald Johnson. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COLLETTE HERMAN the holder as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2010 Cook. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 ENTERPRISES LLC. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 LAKE MARGARET ESTS UNIT I SON SANDRA KAY+MICHAEL be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following certax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 SON CHRISTOPHER A. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 MAN KASEY. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AL AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 MOUNT ROYAL LLC. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AL AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 MOUNT ROYAL LLC. be sold to the highest bidder in the A.M. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The ance, the description of the properassessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AL AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 MOUNT ROYAL LLC. be sold to the highest bidder in the TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The sessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 LOT MOUNT ROYAL LLC. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The sessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 LOT MOUNT ROYAL LLC. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that tax deed to be issued thereon. The sessed are as follows: Y ear of Issuance 2011 AIRPARK PHASE III MB6 P92 LOT 90 0000-0900 MOUNT ROYAL LLC. TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT deeds/list. April 30, 2014 B3 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 Solution is on page B2 Legal Notices

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Iron Man from page A1 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices B4 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following cer ROYAL FAMILY INVESTMENTS (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer ORANGE BLOSSOM MANOR MB4 (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RIDGE 4TH ADDITION CORRECT (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer TANGLE (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer RANCHETTES UNRECORDED) (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that INV L the holder of the following cer (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT at the Putnam CountyCourier Journal330 N. Summit St.Recycling bin is located behind the building.ONLY ACCEPTING

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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 April 23, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ CAROL ANN COMPTON 601 Harris Fish Camp Road Crescent City, FL 32112 /s/ JAY D. ASBURY Attorney for Personal Representative P. O. Box 488 Crescent City, FL 32112 (386) 698-1970 Florida Bar No. 0107109 4/23-4/30/14 need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and submitted to the Planning & Development Services Department. Please be advised that other petitions located north of Dunns Creek and west of the St. Johns River may also be scheduled for this hearing. Legal advertisement for these petitions will appear in the Palatka Daily News. PUTNAM COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT By/s/ Jackie Garrett Secretary to the Board 4/30/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Town of Pomona Park Town Council will conduct a public hearing in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 1775 Highway 17 South, Pomona Park, Florida, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. At the hearing, the Board will consider adopting 2 resolutions entitled: RESOLUTION 2014-9 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF POMONA PARK, FLORIDA, ABANDONING AND VACATING A PORTION OF MILL STREET AND A PORTION OF HOLLY AVENUE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION 2014-10 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF POMONA PARK, FLORIDA, ABANDONING AND VACATING A PORTION OF CEDAR STREET; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The full texts for adoption are available for review in the office of Town Clerk located at 1775 High way 17 S, Pomona Park, Florida during normal business hours. You may also contact staff at 386-6494902 for further information. All interested persons wishing to speak on behalf of or in opposition to this request will be heard at the above stated place and time. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact Cindy Hair at 386-649-4902 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above listed meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made. Town of Pomona Park By/s/ Cindy Hair Town Clerk 4/23-4/30/14 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Town of Pomona Park Town Council will conduct a public hearing in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 1775 Highway 17 South, Pomona Park, Florida, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. At the hearing, the Board will consider adopting 2 resolutions entitled: RESOLUTION 2014-11 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF POMONA PARK, FLORIDA, ABANDONING AND VACATING A PORTION OF KNOWLTON SUBDIVISION AND UNNAMED ROADS, REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEV ERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The full texts for adoption are available for review in the office of Town Clerk located at 1775 High way 17 S, Pomona Park, Florida during normal business hours. You may also contact staff at 386-6494902 for further information. All interested persons wishing to speak on behalf of or in opposition to this request will be heard at the above stated place and time. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact Cindy Hair at 386-649-4902 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above listed meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made. Town of Pomona Park By/s/ Cindy Hair Town Clerk 4/23-4/30/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-137-CP-53 IN RE: The Estate of DAVID EUGENE COMPTON a/k/a DAVID E. COMPTON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of DAVID EUGENE COMPTON a/k/a DAVID E. COMPTON, deceased, whose date of death was September 22, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, File No. 2014-137-CP-53, the address of which is Putnam County Court house, 410 St. Johns Ave., P. O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178-0758. The name and address 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 claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 5/7 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 4/30 WELAKA PHARMACY seeksitions. 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. 4/30 ATTN VENDORS: Jewelry Vendors, Book VendorsIm selling all my costume jewelry. Nice, some vintage (no gold or silver)! Selling all books. Lets make a deal! 386-698-4835 TFN FOR SALE: China cabinet with glass shelves and light, very good condition, asking $75. Call 386-698-2625. TFN LOST DOG Pit Bull white with black markings. Wearing chain and collar. Last seen Friday on Union Ave in Crescent City. Contact Omar at 386-559-9229. TFN NEW HOPE VILLAS APART MENTS 2BR $606/month, 3BR $666/month, 4BR $701/ month. Rental assistance available for those who qual ify. Call Patty at 386-7490075. Currently running rent special. This institution is an equal opportunity 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 386-698-2513. TTD 1-800955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN OAKWOOD GROVE APTS1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. Section 8 accepted. Central heat/air, carpet, blinds, laundry on site. Call Lucretia 386-698-2513 TDD 1800955-8771 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 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 April 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ LOYD T. FELLPost Office Box 832Hollister, Florida 32147Attorney for Personal Represen tative:/s/ John F. Sproull Florida Bar No. 116239 314 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-325-5301 Fax: 386-325-3049E-Mail: SproullJohnFJr@BellSouth.net4/30-5/7/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-139-CP Division 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD A. NAIL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RICHARD A. NAIL, deceased, whose date of death was March 29, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178. 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 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 April 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ ALICE N. HARRELL16810 NW County Rd. 235-AAlachua, Florida 32615Attorney for Personal Represen tative:/s/ John F. Sproull Florida Bar No. 116239 314 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-325-5301 Fax: 386-325-3049E-Mail: SproullJohnFJr@BellSouth.net4/30-5/7/14PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PUTNAM COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. A public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, located at 2509 Crill Ave., Ste. 100, Palatka, Florida, to consider the following application for a variance under the provisions of the Putnam County Land Development Code (Ordinance No. 2005-18, as amended): CASE NO. V-14-004: This is a request by Arthur Souther for a variance to allow a reduction in the side yard setback from 10 to 3 for a detached garage. The property is 0.046 +/acres and is located at 506 Quail Hollow Road, Satsuma. (Parcel number 12-11-26-82400140-0230). The property is zoned R-2 (Residential-2). A detailed legal description and maps are available for inspection at the Planning & Development Services Department, located at 2509 Crill Ave., Ste. 300, Palatka, Florida, or call staff at 386-326-7136 for further information. All interested persons wishing to speak on behalf of or in opposi tion to this request will be heard at the above stated place and time. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact Jackie Garrett at 386-326-7136 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above listed meeting, such person may LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SUSPENSION Case No: 201305193 TO: Willie R. Heath A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 4/16-4/23-4/30-5/7/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-142-CP Division CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL JOHN HALFORD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL JOHN HALFORD, deceased, whose date of death was February 12, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178. 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 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 April 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ TINA MICHELLE HALFLORD368 Horsemans Club RoadPalatka, Florida 32177Attorney for Personal Represen tative:/s/ John F. Sproull Florida Bar No. 116239 314 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-325-5301 Fax: 386-325-3049E-Mail: SproullJohnFJr@BellSouth.net4/30-5/7/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-155-CP Division 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF NELLIE C. FELL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NELLIE C. FELL, deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178. 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 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 CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise Pets Real Estate For Sale Your River Realty100 Georgetown Landing Rd.386-467-3345 RIVER BASS REALTY Patricia A. Boyd Broker-REALTOR COMMERCIAL zoned C-2 & Section of Residential zoned R-1 Vacant Land in George town. Great place for new business or commercial enterprise. #655142.................$49,900 QUIET & PEACEFUL cleared Island Lot, located across from the mainland & near the Fer#707851..........$99,000 MOVE IN READY Split Floor plan with 1991 3BR/2Baths, 1,407 sq ft manufactured home. River access through River Park Boat Club. #696694.............$47,000 Real Estate For Rent Employment Legal Notices Legal Notices BEST VIEW ON THE ST. JOHNS RIVER! 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Custom built home on 0.72 acre lot with 100 ft. of river frontage. Large decks, dock and boat house. Located in private gated community in Welaka. Visit www.williambartram112.com for more info and pictures. Offered @ $699K. Contact Lisa at 404-580-4960 or williambartram112@gmail.com B5 Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Immigration Problems?We Can Help! 386-586-6985 American Immigration Attorneys P.L.C.C. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! 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Tile Installation Tub to Shower Conversion Counter-top Back-splash386-559-0630Licensed & Insured TREE WORKSTree ServiceLot Clearing &Stump Removal 386-698-232 3(H) 386-937-917 5(C)Owner: Kevin EasthamLICENSED & INSURED TREE SERVICE Adoption Devoted, Affectionate, Professional couple will help you, unconditionally love. Hands on with your baby. Maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 866777-9344 Susan StockmanFL # 0342521 Auctions Custom Home on 145 acres and 16 Home Sites at Lake Guntersville. Some selling Absolute Scottsboro, AL Saturday May 17th 10:00am. www.targetauction.com 800 473-3939 djacobs #5060 Retire to Kentuckys BlueGrass Country! Enjoy maintenance free living! BRAND NEW LUXURY HOMES Beautiful 3 BR, 3 BA, 1,800 sf, from the low $200s. Lowest price per sq ft in the area! Mild climate, low taxes, minutes to shopping, dining, medical & Keeneland Horse Racing. Perfect for retirement/2nd home. 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