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The use of food stamps in Putnam County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Putnam County residents receiving food stamps hit 30.4 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services. Thats an increase of 13.6 percentage points since 2007, the year the recession started. Across Florida, 17.2 percent of residents in 2011 received support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as the food stamp program is officially known. Nationally, 14.8 percent of the population receives SNAP benefits. Places like Putnam County, which are located outside metropolitan areas, tend to have a higher percentage of the population receiving SNAP ben efits. Thats because incomes are generally lower in nonmetropolitan counties. The inflation-adjusted median household income in Putnam County in 2011 was $32,262, compared to the Florida medi an of $45,830 and the national median of $52,306 (in 2013 dollars). Food stamps may play a larger role in the local economy in rural areas and small towns, according to federal data. In Putnam County SNAP benefits are 2.1 percent of personal income. Nationally, the figure is 0.6 percent. In 2011, residents of Putnam County received a combined $36,463,322 in SNAP benefits. The USDA reports that each $5 in SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in spending. SNAP benefits start to circulate in the economy quickly. Participants spend nearly all their food stamps within one month of receipt, according to a study by the University of New Hampshire Carsey Institute. Grocers say they feel the impact of SNAP and other USDA nutrition programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Without SNAP and WIC, we wouldnt be able to make it, wrote the owner of the Mill City Market in the The article titled Welaka Police stop Burglary, in last weeks issue, may have lead readers to believe that the victim Thomas Desantis, was in possession of cannabis. This was not the case. One individual in possession of cannabis was a minor and therefore no name was published possibly leading to confusion.The 2014 Putnam County elections are coming up! The Candidates running for Board of County Commissioner, District 2 include: Chip Laibl, Incumbent, (DEM); Bruce C. Howe, Sr., (REP); and Baron B. Jones Sr., (REP). Candidates for District 4 are: Colonel Bud Surratt, (REP) and Lar ry Harvey, Incumbent, (REP). Candidates for the School Board District 1 are: Nikki Cummings, Incumbent. District 2: Tommy Morgan, Bethany Masters Brunny, and David Buckles. District 4: Bud McInnis; and Kathy Jorgensen, Incumbent. District 5: Shirley Diaz-Basel, Allen Bagget, Tara Jenkins, and Jane Thomas Crawford. Elizabeth Libby Mor ris is running for County Court Judge, Group 2. The candidates running for the City of Palatka Mayor/Commissioner: Vernon Myers, Incumbent; and Terrill L. Hill. For City Commissioner Group 2: Robin L. Cadle, Allegra Kitchens, Incumbent; Hernan Azula, Robbie Correa, and Justin Campbell. City Commissioner Group 4: Phil Leary, Incumbent; and Rufus Borom. The Town of Pomona Park has four seats up for re-election including, Mayor. Council positions are for four years, the Mayors position is for two. The winning candidates will be sworn in at the January 2015 Pomona Park Town Council Meeting. Seat 3 is currently occupied by Lori Kirby who says she will not run for re-election. The other seats up for re-election are: Robert Warren, Seat 1. Joseph Svingala, Seat 2. John C. Bergquist, Mayor. New registration and party change deadline for the primary election is Monday, July 28. Early voting begins Thursday, August 14, and ends Sunday, August 23. Election Day is on Tuesday, August 26. New registration deadline for the general election is Monday, October 6. Early voting begins Thursday October 23, and ends on the first of November. Election Day is on November 4. Charles L. Overturf the III is our Supervisor of Elections.Growing up one of the earliest memories I have as a child, is a horse mistaking my baby blonde hair for hay and lifting me off the ground trying to eat it. Needless to say horses were a big part of my life until the age of about sixteen, when I be came old enough to drive a car. But I still have fond memories of my child hood because of them. So when I had the opportunity to do a story on Riding Star Ranch (RSR) and the T our For The Horse Festival & Bicycle Tour being held on Saturday, March 14, at the Pierson Rodeo Grounds, how could I say no? I meet with Dawn Schmertmann, RSR ex ecutive director, Ser gei Byakin, RSR trainer, Doug Canter, RSR board member, Rebecca Bezuyen, RSR barn manager and Marilyn Laughlin, RSR volunteer and owner of Laughlin Enterprise Group (LEG) and her sister Deanne Thornhill, RSR volunteer, to find out more about the ranch and the Tour For The Horses, LEG is putting on to ben efit the ranch. RSR is a non-profit horse rescue that takes in neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted horses in an effort to adopt the horses out to good homes. Established in May of 2011, RSR is now home to 38 hors es, RSR has been at its new location in Pierson since this past April. The ranch is made up of all volunteers and has an average weekly feed bill of $1,000 and annual veterinary bills of over $10,000. They are in need of donations, volunteers and individuals interested in adopting a horse, so they can continue to help these majestic creatures. The star of the ranch is Skyy, one of only 4,000 Clydesdale horses world wide, a breed considered to be at risk. Skyy was diagnosed with cancer on her neck and was not wanted by her previous owners as a result. Be sides being a rare breed Skyy is also the only Clydesdale in the world trained in high level Spanish dressage. Skyys trainer Byakin has been training horses over 42 years and was once a member of the Russian Armys Horse Riders, as sociated with the famous Russian Lipizzaner Stallions. Since coming to RSR Skyys cancer is in remission and has given her no further problems. When asked why they do it, Canter said, Work ing with young kids, introducing them to horses, gives us a sense of fulfillment, and is therapeutic. We have touched the lives of hundreds of children and adults, stat ed Schmertmann. RSR is at capacity currently and cannot afford to take in any more horses. I get calls everyday about horses in need of res cue that we cant take in, said Schmertman, I try to put them in contact with another person or organization that can help. Laughlin got involved with RSR when her grand daughter wanted to get a horse. I keep my grand daughter, Issabel la Roneys, adopted horse here at the ranch, said Laughlin, She comes to the ranch once a month to see her horse and volunteers as well. It has changed her life LEG is or ganizing the Tour For The Horses, Festival & Bicycle Tour being held Saturday, May 17, at the Rodeo Grounds in Pierson. The festival actives in clude a parade of RSR horses, English and Western performances, pony rides and painting, arts and crafts, food booths and a per formance by Skyy the dancing Clydesdale. The parade of horse will be made up of 20 horses that are up for adoption. For more information about the Tour For The Horses Festival & Bicycle Tour or Rising Star Ranch please call 561-504-1464 or 352-552-8576 or vis it www.tourforthehorses. org. Inside The following is a list of lane and road closures underway by FDOT that may impact trafc through Friday, May 10-16. State Road 19 Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday from Reid Street (U.S. 17) to Horseman Club Road for asphalt repairs. Emily Guerin and Tim Marema Contributors FloArts Gallery Call for Artists! Arts in the Air Palatka Main Street is issuing a call to professional and emerging artists to participate in the inaugural Arts in the Air banner project. Banners will be displayed on the lamp poles along St. Johns Avenue in downtown Palatka. This gallery in the streets runs from May 19, to June 20, The deadline to have completed banners back to the Larimer is Friday, May 9. The number of artists is limited. Contact Charles Rudd, Main Street Manager, if you have questions. 386-329-0100, ext. 333 palatkamainstreet@gmail.com. Middleton-Burney Elementary School cordially invites you to be an honored guest participant in this years annual R.E.A.L. (Read, Excel, Achieve and Lead) Men Read Celebration on Saturday, May 15 at Middleton-Burney Elementary school, located at 1020 Huntington Road in Crescent City from 8:45 to 11 a.m. To ll out a registration form, please contact Ms. Washington at 904-424-0764 or Ms. Hawk at 386-698-1238. First Baptist Church of Pomona Park will host The East Ridge Boys in concert on Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this time of worship. For further information, please call 386-649-4265. Tour for the Horses East Ridge Boys South Putnam Animal Network (SPAN) is hosting a Yard Sale and Plant Sale to benet the four-legged friends. Please reserve Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone can get involved by coming to shop for deals and treasure. A Master Gardener would be available to answer plant questions. This event will occur rain or shine. All proceeds will help expenses of the emergencies fostering services. Anything donations for the sale, can be brought to Crescent City Market Square parking lot. riverstruck@bellsouth.net. Opening reception for The Lady and Her Captain was Friday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m. and featured Lady Janes stunning array of paintings all beautifully framed and available for purchase and a multimedia sideshow of Martys photography. Come by, visit, and view the show. The exhibit will remain up through Saturday, May 31, and can be seen during regular hours of 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or during special events held at the center. The Larimer Arts Center is located at 216 Reid Street in Downtown Palatka. For more info visit www.artsinputnam.org or call 386-328-8998.Zack GarnerStaff Writer Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B3Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B3-B5 Way Back When....A4 Mike Jones Staff Writer Florida School of the Arts ne art students will display their work at an upcoming graduate show. An opening reception will be held to honor the work of six graduating students on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Florida School of the Arts main gallery, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The event is free and open to the public. This years participants are ne art students Kelsey Angles, Kellie Beck, Jovanna Gutierrez, Carolyn Searls, Nicolas Silvestris and Erika Steele. The exhibits will be on display through Thursday, June 5. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during evening Main Stage performances. For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit online at FLOARTS.org. The Lady and Her Captain text Childrens Mural Dedication Beginner Paddling2014 Putnam County Elections Photos by Mike JonesSkyy (top left) thinks the camera is a treat. Dawn Schmertmann and Skyy (bottom left) the Dancing Clydesdale. Prince, a French Perche ron (top right) and Charlotte (bottom right) are just two of the horses you can visit at the Rising Star Ranch in Pierson. R.E.A.L. Men Read Horses in need of Homes Saturday, May 17, join the benet for Riding Star Ranch at the Tour for the Horses Bicycle Tour and Festival at the Rodeo Grounds, 131 W. Washington Ave. on the corner of Highway 17 in Pierson. Riding Star Ranch is a non-prot ranch that offers equine assisted and educational programs to those in the community who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the physical and emotional benets that horses can provide. Festival activities include Skyy, the dancing Clydesdale, a parade of horses, English and western performances, pony rides, pony painting, merchant booths, food booths, entertainment and more! The festival begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m., rain or shine. Festival gate donation is $5 for adults and $3 for students under 18. Children under four enter at no cost. A bicycle tour begins from 8-9 a.m. for all ages. Ride 10, 30, or 60 miles through the beautiful countryside of Pierson, DeLeon Springs, and DeLand. Registration fee for the bike tour includes festival gate donation, a commemorative T-shirt, and food stops. Call for group, family, and pre-sale ticket discounts. 561-504-1464. The Historic Hammock Hall Community Center invites the public to join them in the dedication of the childrens mural, located at 429 Kirby St., Palatka. Dedication is Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Community Center will be thanking and recognizing instructor Sally Jan Smith and her students along with the partnerships, of South Historic Neighborhood Association members (support and funding), and the Arts Council of Greater Palatka (support and funding). Yard and Plant SaleSee Stamps on page A6 Art is in the Air Photo special to the Courier Journal The above chart depicts the dramatic difference between the federal, state and Putnam Counties Food Stamp percentage. Of our surrounding countys Alachua was at 14.89%, Flagler 14.57%, St. Johns 7.76% and Volusia 18.15%. Putnam lead the State at 30.4%, the next closest county was Gadsden at 27.23%Putnam leads State in Food Stamp Recipients If you are a beginner paddler, attend the Paddle Seven Sisters event Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Hermits Cove Marina in Satsuma, and enjoy a paddle around the Seven Sisters Island on the St. Johns River. This paddle is great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. A lunch gathering will be held somewhere after the paddle. PFDs and whistles are required. Putnam County Crescent City Womens Civic Association located at 704 Huntington Road in Crescent City, is hosting a Parents Night Out event for the community, Saturday, May 17 from 6 -10 p.m. You can drop your kids off to play and have fun while you enjoy a date night or simply take time to relax and complete chores. This event will be held indoors. There is a $5 donation per child, which includes all games, movie, food, and drinks. For additional information, please contact Lawanna at 386559-0212 or Nakia at 407-808-5789. Parents Night Out The Staff and Parish Relations Committee of Howe Memorial United Methodist Church cordially invites the community to a Retirement/Departure Reception for Pastor Ralph and Deb Young Saturday, May 17 from 3 5 p.m. in the churchs Fellowship Hall at 252 S. Summit St., Crescent City. Light refreshments will be served. Retirement Reception Clarification Land and Road Closures

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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.General: pccjnews@gmail.com Classified Ads: classifieds@cjnewsfl.com Display Ads: ads@cjnewsfl.com Juliette Laurie Editor / Publisher Mike Jones General Manager / Ad Sales Ruby Green Classifieds / Front Desk Patrick Freeman Distribution Skip Sasser Distribution Rose Delaney Sports Photographer Beth Carter Staff Writer Travis Roberts Staff Writer Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer 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 FridayPhone: 386-698-1644 Fax: 386-698-1994 Putnam County A2 City of Crescent CityPlanning & Zoning Meeting, May 20, 6 p.m. Code Enforcement Meeting, May 27, 5:30 p.m. City Commission Meeting, June 12, 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, June 10, 5 p.m. Zoning Board, June 10, 5:30 p.m. Town Council Meeting, June 10, 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 Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. Representitive Charles VanZant Town Hall Meeting at Community Center Beautification Committee Meeting, June 12, 5:30 p.m.Tree Board Meeting, June 10, 5:40 p.m. Town Council Meeting, June 10, 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 27, 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 20, 9:30 a.m. Interview Candidates for position of Board Auditor. 1 p.m. Workshop to discuss Expulsion Alternatives 3:30 p.m. Regular Brd Meeting.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 EyesI like pulling the weeds because it is fun.Francisco VerderoblesThird Grade Mrs. BatchelorCleaning that way it wont be dirty and there wont be any trash.Honey Jaramillo Third grade Mr. Watson What is the best part about being outside and working in the garden?It is fun because you get to dig and plant the fruit or vegetables.Jesus Acosta Third Grade Ms. Dean I like planting the stuff and picking the fruit.Tads butler Third Grade Ms. Hancock Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes OPINIONFrom Me to YouLetters to the Editor On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItA. Nonymous Juliette Laurie Editor/Publisher Where do I start this week? Last week, I talked about Benghazi and how these transparent liars keep withholding documents. Now, Nancy Pelosi wants to boycott Boehners appointed seven-member committee. Hum, why doesnt she want to get to the truth? Maybe because she knows her boss will be tried and convicted for the four murders of our American citizens. Most people wont talk about race or gays, but I guarantee that if these four Americans had been black, Obama would have had every armed soldier in our service branches storming Benghazi like President Eisenhower did on the beaches of Normandy. But, oh no, Obama would rather get on national television and congratulate Michael Sam for being the first player drafted to the NFL who admits being gay! Are you kidding me?! Obama stated this, Prove every day that you should be judged by what you do, and not who you are. Hello, then why congratulate him for being a gay football player? Why not congratulate him for being a good football player? He should call every young man that makes it to the NFL and congratulate him for his accomplishment. I didnt see Obama on television congratulating Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina for being a straight man. Obama didnt go on national television and tell everyone how this first round draft pick came from a single parent home be cause his dad was in prison for robbery, and he sure didnt give Jadeveons mother and grandparents any credit for raising him. He was the number one draft pick for crying out loud. How is being gay going to help Sam be a better player and what does his sexual preference have to do with football? Wait, maybe hes going to run out on the field in a pink cape screaming, Im gay and Im here to save the day. The truth is, youre struggling to keep supporters, Mr. Pres ident. You may think that by showing gay people support you will pick up the democratic votes this election, but youre wrong. I know members of the gay community. In fact, I have a couple of family members who ar e gay, and they see right through you, Mr. President. You and most of Capital Hill fail to realize one thing: being an American is not about what your sexual preference is. Its not about being black or white. Being an American is about being free, keeping your word, not being a liar or covering things up when you make a mistake; its having integrity, giving credit where credit is due. You think that by taking our freedom away with big government that we will cower like sheep? You think that by taking our guns we will be safer? When a crazy person starts shooting at my family, would you rather I die than to protect myself? The President is a disgrace to the office, along with most of Capitol Hill. I hope that this time you people will learn who your candidates are and vote for their leadership, not because youre trying to make history. The color of a persons skin does not determine the character inside the soul. What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but Thats How I See It.May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953. It is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and aller gies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world. It provides support for patients with both allergies and asthma through regional and local groups. It develops educational information and funds research for better treat ment and cures. May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week Reactions to food are common. These reactions range from mild to severe, and may result from your bodys negative response to certain foods or from a true food allergy. Any food can cause an allergic reaction, but only eight foods cause nine out of ten reactions. They are milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. 3-8% of children have a food reaction but only 1-2% of these are true food allergies, and some children seem to grow out of their sensitivity by the age of 4. Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish usually do not go away, though. From 1 -2% of adults have true food allergies. But people of any age can have sudden allergic reactions to a food that had previously not been a problem for them. If you of someone you know has either asthma or allergies or both, please go to http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10&sub=99&cont=457 for more infor mation. As it goes hand in hand, supported by the American Lung Association, Clean Air Month educates people about the impact clean air can have on their lives. The Clean Air Act came into force in 1970. This Act has been successful in reducing air quality related health conditions and premature death. Clean Air Month is recognized in many states across America. Events are held through out the month of May to promote awareness. These have included Bike To Work Days and Share A Car Days. Bike to Work Day is celebrated Friday, May 16. According to the American Heart Association, every $1 spent on biking trails and walking paths could save approximately $3 in medical expenses. In addition to providing healthy exercise, bicycling is an easy way to travel between communities. Floridas 10 state trails provide paved paths for bicy clists and others promote clean air and additional environmental benefits by r educing vehicle emissions. This is a great way to celebrate May as National Clean Air month. In Palatka, two state trails offer biking options. The Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail stretches 47 miles through many small towns and communities while the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail travels 19 miles through St. Johns and Putnam counties. Though still in development as a paved, multi-use recreational trail, the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail is situated in one of the most picturesque ar eas of the state and is warmly welcomed by this northeast Florida region for the enhanced quality of life and economic benefits it offers many small towns and communities. The trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from west of US 17 in Palatka to State Road 238 in Lake Butler, as it runs along the former Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way through Putnam, Clay, Bradford and Union counties. Purchased with Preservation 2,000 funds through the Florida Greenways and Trails Acquisition Program, the Rails to Trails Conservancy played a key role in preserving the corridor for conversion to a rail-trail. It was designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System in 2007 and is being constructed by the Florida Department of Transportation in segments as funding becomes available. The Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail, also known as the State Road 207 Rail-Trail, is in development as a multi-use recreational trail along a corridor that stretches over 19 miles through St. Johns and Putnam counties. Trail users will appreciate the continuing progress of this trail, which runs through agricultural landscape, and scenic route features of Floridas native wildflow ers. Construction of a 12-foot-wide, paved trail is being completed in phases b y the Florida Department of Transportation, as funding becomes available. The existing 8.5-mile trail extends from just west of Interstate 95 west to the town of Spuds.Whats Gay got to do with it? Helping Neighbors in Christs NameWelaka Womans Club Recognizes SponsorsThe GFWC Welaka Womans Club hosted its Second Golf Tournament held on Saturday, April 12, at Live Oak Golf and Country Club. We would like to recognize and publicly thank our many sponsors: Ace Hardware, Amnaath Kirdnual MD PA, St. Augustine, Bank of America, Beck Chrysler, Beck Nissan, Blessings of Welaka, Bull Run Farm Supply, Inc. of Ormond Beach, Cancer Center of Putnam, affiliated with FROG & 21st Century Oncology, Center State Bank, Crescent Termite & Pest Control, Inc., Dees House of Beauty Salon and Day Spa, Eddies Trailer Sales, Fruitland Body Shop, Georgetown Marina, James A. Joyner III MD, St. Augustine, Joe & Cheryl Turner, Kemp Gallineav of Windermere, Lighthouse Screen Printing, Maria-Josefina Rivera md of Sunrise Primary Care Inc., Mark Landin-Humana, MedEx Urgent Care, P & F Mini Storage, Pennisular Auto Parts, R & J Towing, Reiter Insurance Agency, Inc., S & A Leisure, Shrimp R Us & More, Spa Extrusion North America of St Augustine, St. Johns River Hill, Susan Helwig, of State Farm Ins., Teets Farm, TK Cabinets, Inc., Vickie Lott, William & Helen Teague. We also thank many business for their support in donating door prizes and gifts: Beautiful Choices Salon, Blessings of Welaka, Dees House of Beauty, Georgetown Marina & Lodge, Geos Auto, Golden Corral, River Pub, Sheppards Garage, Shrimps R Us & More, Sonnys Bar BQ, USA Fitness Inc., Woodys Bar BQ, Zaxbys. TD Bank, Harbor Community Bank, First Coast Community Credit Union, Lakeside Title, Florida Pest Control. We would also like to send another Thank You to Clint Swartz, Bob Broxton, and the staff at Live Oak for their help with the event. Everyones support has helped a working volunteer club continue with their efforts to better the community. Dear Editor: This is an open letter from the South Putnam Christian Service Center, P. O. Box 744, 219 N. Summit Street, Crescent City, regarding the Sing Along fundraiser for the Center, which took place on Sunday, March 30, in the sanctuary of Howe Memorial United Methodist Church in Crescent City. Thank you to the Ladies In Harmony who sponsored, performed, and hosted this fundraising event for the South Putnam Christian Service Center. Thank you to those in the community who came to the event in support of the Center and its work in assisting your less fortunate neighbors. Thank you to Howe Memorial United Methodist Church for the use of your sanctuary and fellowship hall. Thank you to Wendys of Crescent City for donating the drink cups. This was such fun event that as people were leaving there was talk about wanting another sing along next year. It is because of the support in the community that the Center is able to continue to fulfill the mission of, Helping Neighbors in Christs Name. God bless you all, Kitty Miller Vice President

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Bernies Bucket List Bernie Robinson can cross one more thing off his bucket list before he and Doris leave Florida for their new home in New York. Dave Donaldson, pres ident of Lake Como/ Pomona Park Cemetery Association, and Commissioner Nancy Harris pre sented Bernie with a sign to be installed on Highway 17 for the cemetery. Ber nie has been trying to get a sign for the cemetery for a long time. He was pleased and very surprised. Many dinners and par ties have been given in the Robinsons honor Bernie has always been interested and involved in making our area a better place to live. Harris said they referred to Bernie as the Mayor of Lake Como. They will be missed! This was the nal meet ing of the Senior Citizens Or ganization, previously known as AARP. Some of the camping members and ladys bible study group came to say goodbye. Lots for the cemetery can be purchased by call ing President Donaldson or members of the asso ciation at 386-336-2422. The association welcomes Pomona Park residents to join or help in the mainte nance of the property. Founders Day Saturday, May 3 Pomona Park celebrated its 120th birthday com bined with the rst Sat urday Market Day. They served r ed, white and blue pancakes for breakfast, free hot dogs and birthday cake was for lunch. Mayor John Bergquist welcomed guests and introduced speakers. Palatka Mayor Vernon Myers and his wife Linda came for the mug races. Mayor Joe Santa of Cres cent City, Charles Over turf with his dad, and Tim Parker were present. Allen Baggett, who is running for District 5 on the school board, also attended. Claude Knowles, local ly raised but now living in South Carolina, told a gator tale about his uncle, Fred Thomas and a 14foot gator that he killed in Crescent Lake. Pilgrim Congregational Church Historian Nan Henderson gave some history of the area. Mary Garcia an nounced that the town of Pomona Park had been se lected as a Healthy Weight Community Champion. Dr. Bonnie Harrison, CEO of Putnam Family Fitness Center, helped make that happen. She thanked the town of Pomona Park and its leaders for wel coming the Fitness Cen ter to Pomona Park. As a r eminder, free one-week passes are available! Bill and Vivian Alex ander joined the Rhodes Band for some lively mu sic. The band plays ev ery Friday at the Pomona Park Community Center from noon until 2 p.m. Happy birthday, Pomona Park! Ice Cream Social The Ice Cream Social that was planned Satur day, May 3 on the lawn of the Little Blue House Museum had to go to plan B due to the weather. Everything was moved inside the GFWC Cr escent City Womans Club next door. Even so, quite a few peo ple toured the Little Blue House, and then went next door to the Womans Club to enjoy ice cream and the musical duo, Backintyme. Frank and Mary Lee Sweet from Palm Coast gave a very entertaining and in formative program, with songs and stories from the Civil War era. Hostess Pat Maden said she was so pleased that this was such a commu nity project. Some of the organizations involved were the Historical Society, Crescent City Womans Club, Rotary, the High School art depart ment, early childhood development class, and Lakewood Nursing Home. Crescent City Major Joe Santa joined Samantha and Zunette from Emily Rigdons early childhood development class to play old-time games with the children in the backyard. Many people were in volved with the cleanup before the program, in cluding Jerry Horner, Bill Maden, Jim Spicer, and all the ladies in the picture from last week, among others. Brett Peterson pressure washed the Lit tle Blue House. Docents working that day wer e Wright and Marianne Sim mons, Dudley and Rose marie Sargent, Duane and Pat Keogh, and others. The museum will be open every Saturday in May from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be closed during the summer. However, Pat says that if groups of peo ple or special guests were to call, she would gladly open the doors for them. Her phone number is 386698-1607. The Ice Cream Social, overall, was a great event! Old Timers Luncheon Every year in April, Pier sons Lion Club hosts a very nice event that is al ways well attended. For the luncheon, they served catsh, swamp cabbage, ham and all the trim mings. Prizes ar e always award ed for a number of catego ries, such as who traveled the longest distance, etc. This year, Ray Turner of Crescent City won for being the oldest man present, which led Ray to won der if all the other men wer e being truthful. We all know Ray is young at heart! The prizes awarded were beautiful plants. The Turners say this event is another great opportunity to visit with friends and relatives. High School Reunion Ray and Janet Turn er recently attended Rays Pierson High School r eunion, which was held at DeLeon Springs State Park. Each year a number of people come from other areas and states to attend. There is never a formal program, just a pleasant gathering to reminisce with former classmates and old friends. The Turners and oth ers have commented on the beautiful, lush green foliage on the trees and shrubs in the Crescent City area. The weather and rainfall this season have produced a wonder ful spring with an abun dance of beautiful owers. The Tur ners say we live in a special area, and I agree. Putnam Family Fitness Center There will be a yoga class on Mondays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Putnam Family Fitness Center. Class will be instructed by Christina Marino. This program is catered to the 40+ age group but is open to those of all ages. Cost of attendance is free for plus members, $3 for reg ular members, and $5 for nonmembers. Call 386649-8784 for more infor mation. The Fitness Center will still provide their Yoga Stretch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 am to 12 p.m., led by two certied yoga instructors. Dont forget, Monday, May 19 is Silver Sneak ers. Bring a covered dish. V icki Krombach will be conducting a Master Gar deners class. Cookbooks are still available for $10 at the front desk. En Plein Air The 2014 Create! En Plein Air event was a wonderful success! Talented artists from Jacksonville, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach, Vermont, Crescent City and Palatka partici pated. The Artists Guild of North Florida extends their gratefulness to the many people who helped make this show its best. Award winners were Carol Wedlund, Artist Honorable Mention; Don na Grasso Chapman, Art ist Purchase Award; Beth Haizlip, Artist Purchase Award; Glenda Everett, Second Place Photogra phy and Honorable Men tion; Gail Beveridge, Third Place Artist; Randy Pitts, Artist Best in Show and First Place; Bob Currul, First Place Photography; Elbert Schubert, Second Place Artist; Terry Luke, Artist Purchase Award; and Kathy Wink Moye, Third Place Photography. COMMUNITYFounders Day Celebration, Ice Cream Social and Old Timers Luncheon May A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comCelebration goers enjoying Founders Day in Pomona Park. Doris Robinson, Nancy Harris, Diane and Jim Boston. In back; Bernie Robinson. Center; Dave Donaldson and Yvonne Stack with the new cemetery sign from the Lake Como/ Pomona Park Cemetery Association. Servers at Ice Cream Social; Joe Santa, Alice McCoy, Marianne Simmons, Tim Earle, and Brett Peterson. Now and Then; Current Mayor John Bergquist and past Mayor Alonzo Middleton. Kitchen crew at Founders Day. Founders Day celebrated Pomona Parks 120th birthday! Standing; Georgia McDonald, Major John Berquist. Left to right; Cathy Grant, Pat Johnson, and Rosemary Combs. Right, Irene Hundley. Mary Lee and Frank Sweet, the musical duo Back In Tyme, with hostess Pat Maden at the Ice Cream Social J.Rs Dock & Bulkhead LLC ~Specializing In~ New Construction and Repairs Docks Boathouses Sun Decks Boat & Jet Ski Lis Decks Bulkheads and Pole Barns Robert L. Waters, Jr. License # SBMC-013 Same Day Response 386-916-0390 -or386-326-0178 Handy Man Mike EgliOver 33 Years Experience 386-559-4982 WE HAVE ALL YOUR GOLF CART NEEDS!Batteries Tires Chargers 611 N. 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Through the transpor tation of plants and insects around the globe, citrus greening disease, known as Huanglongbing, has been spread throughout much of the worlds citrus-producing areas. Citrus greening causes infected plants to become less productive and, over time, infected trees stop producing fruit altogether. Countries this disease has affected include Asia (the native home of citrus), Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian Peninsula, and a number of islands in the Indian Ocean. In 2004, greening was discovered in Brazil. The carrier of this disease, the Asian citrus psyllid, is not native to Florida. It was discovered in 1998 and thought to be only a moderately threatening pest. However, in 2005, when citrus greening began affecting Florida plants, the Asian psyllid became known as a pest of great signicance. Since its introduction to south Florida in 2005, the number of counties containing infected citrus has increased rapidly. By 2006, diseased trees had been found in twelve counties. By 2007 that number increased to twenty-eight counties, and by the end of 2008, thirty-two counties had reported infected trees. As of today, thirty-four counties in Florida, including Putnam County, have conrmed greening in their area. This disease affects all types of citrus including dooryard and commer cial. It is caused by a bacterium that is transmitted by a small insect called the Asian citrus psyllid. Once infected, the citrus take six months to a year for symptoms to appear. These symptoms include asymmetrical yellowing of the leaves, and trees producing yellow-stained, misshapen or bitter fruit, among other symptoms. This infection is systemic, so there is no way to prevent citrus greening disease from spreading throughout the plant. Infected trees may also spread the disease to neighbor ing citrus. Several benecial insects prey upon psyllids and can help reduce the growing population. These insects include the ladybeetle and the parasitic wasp Tamarixia radiata. Wayde Alford of Produce Barn and Grove would like to encourage people to learn how to deter this disease or at least prevent it from spreading. He can also help those with infected trees who would like to try to save them. You can stop in to see him Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Produce Barn and Grove, located at 1836 South Hwy 17 South in Pomona Park or he can be reached at 386-3296948. Alford is especially interested in getting growers together to form a Citrus Health Management Area locally, or to join Volusias CHMA.On Friday, April 25 Putnam County stu dents participated in the 21st Annual Middle and High School Speak er Tournament hosted by the African American Cultural Arts Council at the Calvary Life Center in Palatka. Four students from Miller Intermediate School, MIS, participated in this event: Lydia Stewart, Naykee Scott, Antonio Murphy, and Terrance Morris. The event showcased students writing and speaking abilities on selective topics. Among the topics for the essays were the Stand Your Ground law, Videos Up loading to Social Media, and The Effect of T rafc Light Cameras. Naykee Scott was the overall winner of the middle school division, receiving the rst place trophy and a $100 cash prize for his speaking ability. Scott also re ceived the trophy for best-written essay. It should be noted that Naykee is a high achiev ing student at MIS in both academics and athletics. In the com petition, he spoke with ease and assurance. It was as though he was having a conversation with his best friend; it is no surprise that he walked away with rst place honors. I cant imagine anyone oppos ing Scotts viewpoints after listening to his speech. The second place win ner was Murphy, an other outstanding pupil who is both outgoing and passionate. Mur phy, known to most as AJ, had the pleasure of receiving a $75 cash prize and a trophy. Mur phy spoke as though this topic had been his life-long passion. He was strong; he was full of charisma, full of per suasion. He had it all. Coming in at third place is gifted and hon or -roll student, Morris. He had the esteemed honor of accepting a $50 cash prize and a trophy on behalf of his speaking abilities in the tournament. It is evident that Morris has a natural gift for public speaking. And last but not least, the beautiful, intelligent, and talent ed Stewart, who walked away with a brilliant trophy, as did all the other participants for their courage and hard work. The trophies will remind the students of their outstanding dil igence in such a chal lenging feat right in the midst of FCAT testing. These students are fortunate to have such wonderful faculty and staff as Ms. Tina Gil yard and Mrs. LaTina Cook, who served as their speech coaches, and Ms. Celeste Cal houn, who was their writing coach. When asked about her thoughts on the outstanding accomplishments of MIS students that participated on Friday, principal Mrs. Regina Gilyar d-Thomas had this to say, I am extremely pr oud of all the participants! They worked very hard and demonstrated their great talents and abilities. I am also grateful to the parents for al lowing the students to participate and entrust ing us to gr oom them for such a momentous event. Way to go, Miller Intermediate students! A4 OUR ToO WN Years Ago...75 years agoMay 17, 1989Hopping for CashChildren at Kiddie Korner daycare facility participated in the March 17 Muscular Dystrophy HopaThon that col-lected $1,244 for MD, averaging $36.58 per child, reportedly the highest amount in the northeast district. 25 years agoMay 19, 1939British Make Palatable Bread out of Oat FlourLONDONResearch work car-ried out at Swansea Technical College, Wales, is believed to have brought the country within sight of independence of imported wheat or flour in an emergency. The bakery department of the college has produced bread made of oat flour. It is the first time, in England at least, that bread has been pro-duced commercially without the use of some wheat flour. P.S. Jewell, lecturer in biochemistry at the college, said, Oaten bread contains 28 percent of calories, compared with 25 percent in wheat bread; 7.2 percent of fat, compared with 1.7 percent; three times as much calcium and 16.1 percent of protein, compared with 11.1 percent.May 14, 1964Prank Leads to Court for four Young MenFour teenage boys were brought before Clayton Frank, justice of the peace, one night last week on charges of disturbing the peace on a complaint received by Les Pigue, constable. Testimony present-ed in the court showed that the boys had started out on a prank, which consisted of placing one of the boys in the trunk of the car with just an arm sticking out. This arm was covered in catsup to appear bloody. Then the boys drove around asking where the city dump was, to give the impression that they were trying to dispose of a body. After the hearing, in which the boys admitted their guilt, the matter was taken under advisement by Justice Frank, who sent the boys home but announced that they would be called back later for sentencing.50 years ago 10 years agoMay 12, 2004Cingular Upgrades Wireless ServiceOne of the biggest complaints local res-idents have is the lack of reliable wireless phone service in south Putnam County. The Amtrak train derailment drove home the point that not only is it inconvenient to residents but it is also a public safety risk. Rescue workers who responded to the accident five miles south of Crescent City had major problems communicating with outside help because the tragedy occurred in a black hole which offered almost no signal for phones or radios to work. As of last week, that hole has been elimi-nated and it took the urging of a Congressman and an investment in new technology by a cell phone giant. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. 5 years agoMay 13, 2009Volunteers Spruce up Palatka Wa-ter WorksPainting, weeding and mulching were among the tasks completed on April 18 at the Palatka Water Works Educational Environmental Center, thanks to the Palatka Sunrise Rotary, volunteers from Florida Power and Light, Keep Putnam Beauti-ful, and Water Works Committee members. Joanne GilyardCommunity Contributor Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Lovarnso WalkerSales Consultant256 Hwy. 17 N., Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-8863 Ext. 117 (800) 382-3692 Ext. 117 FAX (386) 328-7222 CELL (386) 559-3512 lovarnsowalker@beckchrysler.com Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive Needs Special to theCourier Journal Citrus Greening Disease continues to spread Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. 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The rst place winners who received a $50 gift certif icate were Ditzy Chicks Plus whose members are Linda Young, Diane Sykes, Chris Peterson, Brett Peterson, Marie Mc Dowell, Marilyn Groover, Rich & Cheryl Br ooks. The second place team who received a $30 gift certicate was Divinians. The third place team who received a $20 gift certi cate was Divas & Dudes. Bubbas & Floozies and Couch Potatoes tied for fourth & fth. The Beer Round was won by Pros pectors. Photos by Brett Peterson Left: Phoenix Republican Club newly installed ofcers: Eark Ballangee, Second Vice President, Membership; Carla Fisher, Secretary; Nancy Taylor, Treasurer; and Phil Jarrack, President. Not pictured is Julianne Holmes-Young, First Vice President, Program. Right: Past Presidents: Peg Peterson, 2002 to 03 and 2007 to 09. Al Peterson, 2000 to 02; Barbi Altman, 2003 to 05; David Enzor, 2011 to 13; Phil Jarrick, just installed; and Brent Coates, 2013 to 14. Not pictured were Dudley Sargent, 2005 to 07 and Butch Miller, 2009 to 11.New and past Phoenix Republican Club Officers Photo special to the Courier JournalAsian citrus psyllid, carrier of Citrus Greening Disease.

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PALATKA Raymon Lon Reece Raymon Lon Reece, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 after an extended illness with a brief stay at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center. He was born September 25, 1935 in Canton, North Carolina, the sixth child of Zemery and Mae Reece. He graduated from Bethel High School in 1953. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served for 4 years in Germany during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he made several trips to Florida to visit friends before meeting his wife, Rosa Lee Jones. They married on April 17, 1959. He was employed by Hudson Pulp & Paper Co. for 30 years before retiring. Before failing health, he spent many hours shing on the St. Johns River and playing golf. He was known as much for his sportsmanship as he was known for his skill. Lon was a devoted Flor ida Gator fan and also enjoyed NASCAR racing. He was a member in good standing of the Sonoma Lodge #472 AF &AM in Bethel, NC. He was a very out-going person who never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him well. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant brother, Vaughn and a granddaughter, Joeley Elizabeth Payne. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosa Lee Reece, a son, Stephen M. Reece of Palatka, 3 daughters, Stephanie Brooker and husband Steve of Bostwick, Sharon Drew and husband Johnnie of Palatka and Shamberly Payne and husband Joey of Lake Asbury, 7 grandchildren, Darrell Breedlove, Reece Allen Breedlove, Stephen O. Reece, Alaina Brooker, Susie Brooker, Jillian Payne and Jameson Payne and 4 sisters, Mary Rogers and Louise Deaver, both of Canton, NC, Gwen Lanning of Oregon and Gayle West of Wicomico, VA and 2 brothers, Don Reece of Boaz, AL and Dean Reece of Santa Monica, CA. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Don Reece and Rev. Darrell Jones ofciating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill West Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Lons book of memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. SATSUMA Elaine Isom Elaine Isom, 83, of Satsuma passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Mendes, Georgia and grew up in Palatka. For the past twenty years, she resided in Satsuma coming from Palm Bay. She enjoyed shing, especially in her pontoon. She loved reading, and gardening both vegetables and owers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Daniel Isom; and her parents, Luther and Lucille Waters. Survivors include a son, Thomas William Isom of Melbourne; three daughters and sons-inlaw, Charlene and Jeff Wright of Bradenton, Cheryl Lamson of Palm Bay, and Melonie and Craig Thompson of Melbourne; four sisters, Beth Godfrey, Shirley Adams, Jane Thomas, and Linda Hill, all of Palatka; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Harry Varnadoe ofciating. To honor and celebrate her life, a Video Tribute was shown. Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 600 Zeagler Drive, Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. INTERLACHEN James R. Kern James Richard Kern, 61, of Interlachen (formerly of Miami) passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. James Jimmy or Old man was born to Francis and Laura Kern on November 9, 1952 in Miami. He graduated from North Miami Senior High. He retired from Publix Supermar kets as a meat cutter and relocated his family to Interlachen in 1995. Jimmy enjoyed shing and grilling for the family. He was an avid University of Miami Hurricanes fan and proudly wore the team logo every day. His family was the most important thing to him. Jimmy was happy go lucky with an easy smile and loved to make people laugh. He was always busy doing something around the yard or helping others. Jimmy didnt know how to sit still. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Laura Kern; and two nephews, Arthur Clipper, Jr., and William G Grenig, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Donna Kern; six children, Adam Schlieger (Brittany), Brian Schlieger, Colleen Underwood (James), Danielle Kern, Erica Kern, and Felicia Adkins (Nor man); two brothers, David Kern (Cheryl) and Gerald Kern; three sisters, Laura Grenig (William), Barbara Clipper, and Joanne Sawyer; a grandson, Hunter Schlieger; and a host of nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. No additional services are scheduled. Memorial gifts may be sent to Putnam County Humane Society, 112 Norma St, Hollister, FL 32147. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. FEDERAL POINTEarl Charles Brubaker Earl Charles Brubak er, 83, of Federal Point, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. A native of Federal Point, Earl was a graduate of the Univer sity of Florida and had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After serving in the Air Force, he was a lifelong resident of Florida. Earl retired from Farm Credit of North Florida as a Senior Loan ofcer. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton. Earl had also been a member of the Palatka Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Hastings. He was preceded in death by his son, Dean Mark Brubaker. Earl is survived by his wife Betty Ann Brubaker, his daughter, Theresa Drago and husband James, grandson Jason Drago (Shanell), granddaughters, Caitlyn Brubaker and Jennifer Bell (Mathew) and their two children Courtney Bell and A.J. Bell and many beloved cousins and friends. Memorial mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton with Father Kiran Medipalli ofciating. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church Renovation Fund, 6070 Church Road, Hastings, FL 32033. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Earls Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. HOLLISTER Betty Jean McKee Betty Jean McKee, 81, of Palatka, passed away Monday May 5, 2014 at her sons home in Hollister following an extended illness. A native of Searles, Alabama, she resided in Putnam County since 1951 coming from Alabama. Betty was a homemaker and a Baptist. She had also been a member of Palatka Moose Lodge #184. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hugh McKee, Sr., her parents, James W. Dobbins and Lora Mae Mathews Dobbins, and a sister, Christine Morrow. She is survived by a daughter, Bertha Calkins of Welaka; two sons, William Hugh McKee, Jr. and wife Denise of Lake City and Sam McKee and wife Gail of Hollister; a br other James Dobbins and wife Jane of Candler, North Carolina and Doris Pope and husband Paul of Palatka; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Palatka Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ed Osborne ofciating. No public visitation is scheduled. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Betty Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. SATSUMA Leon Rewis Leon Rewis, 92, of Satsuma went to be with his Savior Satur day, May 3, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Palatka. Born in Moultrie, Geor gia on June 16, 1921, Mr. Rewis had been a resident of Palatka for the past 20 years having come from St. Augustine. Not long after his birth, his family moved to the Welaka-Georgetown area, then moved to Jacksonville. When WWII broke out, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served on the escort ship, Carnelian. Mr. Rewis retired from Claude Nolan Cadillac in Jacksonville as a mechanic. While living in Palatka he was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He had managed the Severt Christmas Tree lot in East Palatka for 23 years. While living in St. Augustine he was active in the Wards Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Rewis enjoyed Florida Gator football, Gator National Drag Racing in Gainesville, and shing. He was very handy. He could build things, could drill a well and enjoyed doing home repairs for members of his church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Thelma Rewis; two grandsons, Justin Slaughter and Tyler Rewis; two brothers, Eston and Blanchard Rewis; a sister, Mildred McMinn; and two stepsisters, Emma Sapp and Edna Fender. Mr. Rewis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sarah Rewis of Satsuma; three daughters, Gayle Ireland and Tanya Pass, both of Navarre, and Diane Polk of East Palatka; one son, Leon Rewis, Jr. of Milton; two brothers, John C. Rewis of Crescent City and Cotton Rewis of Moniac, Georgia; one sister, Juanita Rentz of Satsuma; ve grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Kimberly, Pert and Elliot; four great-grandchildren, Chris, Nick, Meadow and Clayton; one great-great granddaughter, Marley and numer ous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was at 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home of Palatka with Pastor Willie McKinnon ofciating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In honor and celebration of Mr. Rewis life, a video tribute was shown. Interment was in the Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin. Military funeral honors were bestowed by the United States Navy. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of the Crestwood Nursing Center for their compassionate care. In lieu of owers memorial gifts may be sent to a favorite charity or to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 2009 President Street, Palatka, FL 32177 Messages of sympathy may be expressed on Mr. Rewis guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. FLORAHOMEMargaret Esther WoodsMargaret Esther Woods, 87, of Florahome passed away unexpectedly on Satur day, April 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Bluff City, Tennessee and had been a resident of Florahome since 1991 coming from Jacksonville. Ms. Woods was a Christian who loved to read. She made many beautiful paintings and enjoyed doing crafts. She took pride in caring for her plants. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Virginia Woods; and three brothers, W.C. Woods, Dee Woods, and O.H. Woods. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Ken Gemeinhart, pastor of the Englewood Christian Church in Jacksonville, ofciating. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the 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 Church HappeningsMinistries for Christ Outreach, Inc Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church (386-649-0631) 273 CR 309 The Staff/Parish Relations Committee of Howe Memorial United Methodist Church cordially invites the community to a Retirement/Depar ture Reception for Pastor Ralph and Deb Young Saturday, May 17 from 3 5 p.m. in the churchs Fellowship Hall at 252 S. Summit St., Crescent City. Light refreshments will be served. A Love Offering will be presented to the Youngs at the Reception. You are invited to contribute to the fund by dropping your contribution by the church ofce, Monday through Thursday mornings, before May 15. '''''''''''''' The East Ridge Boys in concert at Beulah Baptist Church in Fruitland Fri day, May 16 at 7p.m. For information please call Bob Donaldson 386-4672872 or Email: Mybeulahbaptistchurch@gmail. com. Churches, please contact Jim Mel at Putnam Habitat for Humanity before purchasing any building materials. Habitat can do substantial savings on materials. Applies to non-prot or ganizations as well. 386325-5862 or director@ putnamhabitat.org. '''''''''''''' 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 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564 Got Hope? Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Obituaries are paid advertising written by funeral homes based upon information provided by families. Death notices are brief announcements published at no charge. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral HomePalatka386-325-4564

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town of Mill City, Ore., in a survey of rural grocers conducted by the Oregon Food Bank and Kansas State University Rural Grocery Initiative. Owners know they have to stock the shelves to prepare for more business when SNAP benefits hit the streets, said David Procter with the Rural Grocery Initiative Its not just the mom-and-pop stores that see a bump from food-stamp spending in small towns and rural areas. Walmart reported in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing that a decrease in SNAP benefits last year could affect the retail giants bottom line. Average SNAP benefits nationally fell about $30 a month per family in November after a temporary increase that was part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. More funding decreases are on the way. This summer, Congress agreed to trim about $8 billion from SNAP over the next decade. Backers of the cuts said the program had expanded too much in recent years and was creating too much reliance on government assistance. SNAP expenditures increased 135 percent between 2007 and 2011. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.-R) backed a measure that would have removed SNAP from the farm bill entirely. While [SNAP] is an important part of our safety net, our overriding goal should be to help our citizens with the education and skills they need to get back on their feet so that they can provide for themselves and their families, Rep. Cantor said during congressional debate. Food stamps have been part of the farm bill for the past 50 years. The legislations combination of farm ing and nutrition programs has helped ensure the bill receives broad backing from farm-country representatives and more urban-based members who support anti-poverty programs. That alliance was tested but held with the passage of the 2014 farm bill. Data for this article came from USDA Food and Nutrition Services, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census. The data was compiled and analyzed by Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., associate Extension professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Funding for this report came from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Daily Yonder (www.dailyyonder.com) is an independent rural news site published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Rural Strategies.The Crescent City Softball Tournament will be held Satur day, May 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Harry Banks Ball Park. Activities will include a re-dedication ceremony, pee wee softball clinic for ages 5-10, co-ed teams for age 15 and up, and home run derby. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, along with free balloons and hot dogs for the kids! This event is sponsored by Boyz II Men mentoring program, Lowes of Palatka, and the City of Crescent City. To register a team, donate, or for more information call Marcus Hardy at 888-4177999 or email marcus. hardy@boyz2menmentoring.org.A6 Lisa Espinoza 18 12 Lupe and Enrique Espinoza Reading, shopping, doing my nails. Being a straight A student, improving my eye vision, staying more focused on my academics, getting a job, and no longer being lazy. Mexico Birria Little Nicky Stephen Maddox, a classmate. He is very nice and social. I would like to be that social someday. Attending St. Johns River State College to earn my A.A. Degree. I will then transfer to the University of Central Florida to study Pharmacy. Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School Students of the Week 16 10 Sara Thomas, Richard Thomas Teen Beach Movie Drawing and video games A/B Honor Rolls, My first job at 16, Trophies in Play Station Network Alaska Pizza and Subway The Conjuring The people who inspire me are my parents. They motivate me and push me to always do my best in school and anything I set myself to do. 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The South Putnam Animal Networks mission statement is: To help animals in tem porary need through a fostering network and provide a bridge of resources, information, and education for the community. We think this service makes an extreme impact on the community, due to the overabundance of an imals in the commu nity. Theyre roaming the streets. We give them a place to go, and find them a home locally, said Oakwood. We want to do a free spaying and neutering service, this fundraiser can help provide the resources. The Fostering service is planning a variety of ways to educate the community. The net work is developing key speakers for schools. Well provide education through churches, literature, the Crescent City Roadery, and the Lions Club. Were also developing community groups. Bridging the gap between owner and foster, the ad reads. The fundraiser is located at the Crescent City Market Square Central A venue and Highway 17. SPANFoster@aol.comSPAN Fundraiser Town of Pomona Park 2014 Election Information on Qualifying CANDIDATES FILE at TOWN OF POMONA PARK with the Town Clerk Candidates must live inside the Town Limits of Pomona Park. OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION: terms begin January 2015:MAYOR TWO (2) YEAR TERM TOWN COUNCIL-SEAT 1 FOUR (4) YEAR TERM TOWN COUNCIL-SEAT 2 FOUR (4) YEAR TERM TOWN COUNCIL-SEAT 3 FOUR (4) YEAR TERM METHOD OF QUALIFYING: 1. SUBMIT PETITIONS (required by Town Charter), 10 VALID PETITIONS NEEDED as shown in Ordinance 2014-2 MAY WANT SOME EXTRA IN CASE OF INVALIDITY and; 2. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS as shown in Ordinance 2014-2. QUALIFYING DATES: 12:00 PM, NOON, Monday, August 4, 2014 THROUGH 12:00 PM, NOON, Friday, August 8, 2014 TO QUALIFY A CANDIDATE MUST: 1. APPOINT CAMPAIGN TREASURER AND DESIGNATE DE2. PAY SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FEE .10 PER SIGNATURE ON PETITION 3. FILE STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE DSDE84 (within 10 days 4. FILE LOYALTY OATH DS DE-25 5. FILE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM 1 6. PAY ELECTION ASSESSMENT FEE 1% OF SALARY (or submit the Undue Burden Oath) Mayor: SALARY = $2412.00, ELECTION ASSESSMENT FEE = $24.12Council Member: SALARY = $1212.00, ELECTION ASSESSMENT FEE = $12.12 5/14/14Zack GarnerStaff Writer

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With the summer temperatures ap proaching we will all be looking for ways to stay cool. We eat light er and turn to eating more things like sand wiches and salads. Cu cumbers are a salad and sandwich staple. They are cool and re freshing, but, did you know they are packed with nutrition? History Cucumbers are known as Cucumis sativus and, belong to the same family as melons (including watermelon and can taloupe) and squash es (including summer squash, zucchini and pumpkin). There are basically two types of cucumbers. Slicing cucumbers, produced for fresh consumption and are usually larger and have thicker skins. Pickling cucumbers, produced for eventual processing into pickles and are usually small er and have thinner skins. The first cucumbers originated in Western Asia, specifically in India and parts of the Middle East. Approx imately 3,300 years later, cucumber culti vation spread to parts of Europe, including France. It was not un til the time of the Eu ropean colonists that cucumbers finally ap peared in North Ameri ca in the 1500s. Florida and Califor nia are able to provide U.S. consumers with fresh cucumbers most of the year, from March through November, and they are import ed from Mexico during the winter months. Worldwide, China is, the largest producer of cucumbers, and pro vides about 2/3 of the global supply. Annual production of cucumbers worldwide is ap proximately 84 billion pounds. Phytonutrients What is a phytonu trient? Phyto refers to the Greek word for plant, so the word means plant nutri ents. They are there to protect the plant from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. When we eat the plants (fruits and vegetables) those plant chemicals can also be beneficial in our bodies. Phytonu trients arent essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly. The phytonutrients in the fresh extract of cucumbers has been found to have both an tioxidant and anti-in flammatory properties. In addition, one spe cific group of phyto nutrients called Cu curbitacins A, B, C, D and E, block cancer cell development and survival. It is still in preliminary stages of research, but it is look ing very promising. Benefits What else does this little torpedo shaped vegetable (that is actu ally a fruit) do for you? They are 95% water and that makes them a great way to stay hydrated! Not getting enough fluids causes a lot of problems and one of them is not get ting the toxins flushed from your system. Cu cumbers will help with that. If you are watching your weight, cucum bers are a great choice! There are only 16 calo ries per cup, and they are high in dietary fiber keeping you full longer. They contain no cho lesterol and the sterols in cucumbers can help decrease levels of cho lesterol, which is great too! They also tend to have a slightly diuretic effect due to potassium content. They contain 147 mg/100g of po tassium and this heart friendly electrolyte reduces blood pressure levels in the body and reduces heart rate by minimizing the effects of sodium. Cucumbers are very alkalizing for the body. With all of the food additives and preser vatives, pesticides, and fertilizers our bodies are excessively acid ic and that is what causes cancer, inflam mation and infection. When we consume foods and drinks that are alkalizing to our systems, they help our bodies to fight off any cells that might pos sibly be mutating into cancerous cells, reduces inflammation and r eturns our body to a more healthy state. If youve had a lit tle too much to drink, cucumbers can help prevent a hangover and the headache that comes with it. This is because they help re hydrate the body and eliminate the toxins that are present due to the alcohol. Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed. The sugar, vitamin B and electrolyte content in the cucumber will reduce the intensity of the hangover and headache. Topically, if you happened to get a bit too much sun, and you end up a bit burned then cucumber can soothe the burn. Putting cucumber slices or puree on sun burnt skin brings instant relief. In many spas and salons it is a common practice to use cucumber as an ingredient in facial masks and to r elieve eye fatigue. Place 2 slices of cucumbers on the eyes and leave it for 20 minutes or you can also soak 2 cot ton balls in cucumber juice and place them on your eyes. Cucumbers are one of the few fruits or vegetables that con tain silica which is a building block of colla gen, the basic protein that makes up both hair and skin. Eating it on a regular basis will prevent wrinkles and make hair stron ger from the inside out! Purchasing and Use Cucumbers are very sensitive to heat. Its better if you choose from those that are in refrigerated cases in the market. They should be firm, and their color should be a bright medium to dark green. Avoid cucum bers that are yellow, puffy, have sunken ar eas, or are wrinkled at their tips. Cucumbers should be stored in the re frigerator where they wi ll keep for several days. If you do not use the entire cucumber during one meal, place it in a tightly sealed container so that it does dry out. There is always the question of seeds and skin. Should you eat them or not and that is purely a person al choice. The seeds are an unusually rich source of nutrients but, some people have a personal preference to remove them. They can be removed if its cut lengthwise and the tip of a spoon is used to gently scoop out the seeds. As far as the skin is concerned, it can be peeled, or thoroughly washed, as many cucumbers are waxed to protect them during shipping. A good produce wash is white vinegar and baking soda. It will fizz and foam (thats the fun part!!) let the veggies soak and rinse well. This will even help to extend the life of your produce, including berries. Dry them well before storing.It was 15 years ago today when I first saw you. It was around 5:30 p.m. when you made your arrival into this world, but unlike most babies, you came out lifeless. For 18 of the longest minutes of my life, I watched as the doctor performed CPR on you. I listened as the nurse told the doctor to call your time of death; in fact, she said this five times. As I stood there watching and listening to the sound of my heart pounding in my ears, I prayed to God, Please dont take my first born, and at that very sec ond you took your first breath. My heart continued to pound out of my chest as they cleared your airway, and less than a minute later, your mothers heart stopped beating. The doctors shocked her heart three times before she came back to life. While you may know that part of the story, theres a part I have never told you. After you and your mother were stable, I walked out of the room, down the hallway to a set of doors that led outside. Once outside, I placed the cigar in my mouth that read, Its a girl. Before I could light it, the doctor walked through the doors and said, Mr. Roberts, can I talk to you for a minute? Yes, I replied. The doctor continued, As you know, your daughter had no oxygen going to her brain for almost 19 minutes, and there is a chance that she will have some major brain damage, and more than likely it will affect her motor skills and all that she does in life. There are options; we have an adoption agency in the hospital. If you choose to give her up, I would suggest that you make that decision today, before you get too attached to her. Raising a mentally handicapped child is no easy task. More than likely, she will require 24-hour care, seven days a week. I want you to think about it, and let me know; they already have the paperwork filled out and all they need is your signature. Then he turned and walked away. As I stood there with the cigar in my mouth, my knees became weak. My hands and legs started to shake. I leaned my back against the wall, and slid down to the ground. As I stared off into the distance trying to absorb all he had said, my eyes filled with tears, and to this day Im not sure what those tears were about because with all the thoughts running through my head, not one was of giving you up for adoption, but of how I was going to take care of you. See, most daddies have visions of their little girl sitting at a small table and having a tea party, or teaching his little princess how to ride her first bicycle and yes, even having his little pumpkin sitting on his lap watching Alabama win another championship football game. My thoughts were not of you taking your first steps, but thoughts of wheelchairs, full time nurses and if I would ever be able to communicate with you; if you would ever understand the words I love you. As I tried to compose myself, an elderly woman walked up and asked if I was ok. I said, Yes, to which she replied, Did you lose a loved one? No, I said, My daughter was just born, to which she replied, Then why are you looking so sad? Be happy, God has given you a daughter; he knows what hes doing, and he doesnt make mistakes. Then she asked if she could see you. I agreed, and we both walked back into the hospital. As we walked down the hallway, a man approached this woman and said, Mrs. Lawrence, I have some papers for you to sign. Would you like to see your husband before we transport his body to the funeral home? She replied, Yes, but can you give me a few minutes? I want to see my friends new baby girl first. Mrs. Lawrence held you for a few minutes, kissed you on your forehead, then as quickly as she had come into our life, she was gone. The doctor asked me if I had thought about what he said, and I told him, Doc, if God had wanted her to be with anyone else, then he would have given her to them. Now here we are, 15 years later, and instead of being mentally handicapped, youre always on the honor roll. Instead of being confined to a wheelchair, you fly through the air as a cheerleader. I just want you to know that I am so very proud of you, and that when your daddy says, I love you, he means it with all of his heart. I know that next week you will start to drive for the first time, and I know that in a few years you will be off to college, and eventually youll marry and have kids, but today I want you to know that May 11 will always be a special day for me. One last thing, Kiddo, in case youre wondering why the cigar in the glass case is in the freezer, well thats the cigar that was in my mouth the day you were born. I plan to smoke it when you get married and have your first child, When youre around 80! 15 years ago, I said Happy Birthday to you for the first time and today I want to say it again, Happy Birthday Kaley, I love you. Love, Daddy May 14, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Birthdays, Baseball and Bands Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES The Many Health Benefits of the Lowly Cucumber Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.comHappy Birthday from Dad Photo by Travis RobertsHappy birthday to Kaley Roberts. Photo special to the Courier Journal Cucumbers are 95% water making them a great food to help stay hydrated Photos special to the Courier JournalZachary (left) turned 6 years old on May 4, and Ronni Michael (right) turned 9 on April 8.Photo by Travis Roberts South Putnam Little League Seminoles. Back row left to right: Nathan King, Elijah Delgado, Joshua King, Robert Johnson, Ja cob Gray, D.J. Hullett. middle row: Jeremy Jones, Harley Bangert, Junior Servin, Levi Bangert. Front row: Sheridan Bangert, Terrell Johnson. Photo special to the Courier Journal Local youth band, Dytch, will perform at the Caboose, Jenkins Park in Interlachen on Saturday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. The concert is presented by the West Putnam Arts Committee (WestPAC) and is free to everyone. Food sales and donations benefit WestPACs concert and dance fund. Dytch band left to right: Craig Belton, bass; Jake Kessler, drums; Trayton Grass, guitar; and Brian Burkett, guitar.

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The Arts Council of Greater Palatka will be having their seventh annual Ladies Tea on Sunday, May 18 from 2-4 p.m. Join them and celebrate the women in your life, your mothers, daughters, best friends, neighbors; a chance to dress up, put those fancy hats on and enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call Rosemary at 386-328-8998. Palatkas Blue Crab Festival kicks off Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. at 210 St Johns Avenue, Palatka. Festival opens 10 a.m. the following Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The weekend will feature an eclectic mix of live blues, rock, and country bands. Arts and crafts booths will stand along St. Johns Avenue, and food booths will be on either side of the entertainment tent. Carnival rides, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo and more will be available for children. There will be a Cruise-In Saturday from 6-9 p.m. on the 800 Block of St Johns Ave with classic and custom cars. Dont miss the Special Fireworks Display on Saturday night at 9, followed by live entertainment. A Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 along Saint Johns Avenue in downtown Palatka. Admission is free, with live entertainment throughout the day and night. Enjoy blue crab dinners, festival food, beer and wine, and fun for the entire family. St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Emergency Medical Technician program through June 30. The program is designed to prepare students to perform at the basic pre-hospital EMT level and treat various medical/trauma conditions. Classes will be held on the Orange Park campus beginning in August. Although some of the coursework is completed online, the course will be primarily completed with classroom work and eld experiences. Students who complete the semester-long program will earn a college credit certicate. The program prepares students for certication as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code, the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certication. The program articulates into SJR States Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. For questions regarding the program, call 904-808-7465 or email hollycoulliette@sjrstate.edu. Applications will be available online beginning May 1. Visit www. SJRstate.edu. Magnolia Caf in downtown Palatka is hosting Tuesday Bike and Eat on Tuesday, May 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet for either a 5-mile bike ride around Palatka, a 10-mile bike ride out to Browns Landing, or a 15-mile ride out to Stokes Landing, depending on the participants. Everyone is welcome! Helmets are required. 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 business/organization. Tables will be provided. To RSVP contact Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator at 904-342-2267 or jwhitson@elcnorthorida.org. Large Yard Sale Haven Hospice Relay For Life team has planned a very large yard sale to be held on Saturday, May 31 in the rear parking lot, at 6400 St Johns Avenue, in Palatka, from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Please come out and shop and support Relay for Life! There will be some tasty goodies for sale as well. rsslobodian@havenhospice.org. 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 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 beautication projects, anti-littering and recycling education in Putnam County. For more information or to register, call 386-325-9598. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ravine Gardens State Park will host Eco Adventure Days, a week-long summer day camp providing environmental programs and activities for kids going into the third through fth grades. The day camp will run Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily at the park. Eco Adventure Days is a fun and educational way for your child to discover the amazing diversity of Floridas natural resources. Campers will learn about the diverse habitats of Ravine Gardens, conduct scientic experiments in a fun environment, and even work on projects at the park like a real park ranger! The entire week will be lled with learning objectives and corresponding activities, games and crafts! Lunch will be provided free by the Putnam County School Food Service Program. Healthy snacks will also be provided during the day by the Friends of Ravine Gardens. The fee is one non-perishable food item per day for donation to a local food bank. The camp is limited to 20 students. Campers must be going into the third, fourth or fth grade in the fall only, please. To register, please visit www.EcoAdventureDays.eventbrite.com. Please sign up early, as space is limited and will be lled on a rst-come-rst-serve basis. For additional information or questions, please call 386-329-3721. Create! the Artists Guild of North Florida will host a Taste of Palatka reception at the Palatka Welcome Center. All mediums will be displayed as long as they follow the food-based theme of fruit, wine, seafood, restaurants in Palatka, etc. This event will be held Saturday, June 21 from 4-7 p.m. Setup will be on Friday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. The deadline to submit your entry for St. Augustine 5th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit is Monday, June 2. An awards reception will be held Saturday, July 26, and the show will run through August 31. Participants may enter up to three images for a chance to win $5,000 in cash awards, including a $2,000 Best in Show Award. This prestigious competition produces a stunning exhibit and features a variety of media. Entry fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Apply online at StAugustineArtFestival.com/ NatureWildlifeExpo. Call 904-824-2310 or email info@staaa. org for more information. Want to become a Master Gardener? The Putnam County Master Gardeners New Training program will begin on Thursday, September 4 and will take place weekly through Thursday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information to be covered: Plant Science, Entomology (common Florida pests), Invasive Plants, Landscape Design, Gardening for Wildlife, Plant Propagation, Dooryard Citrus, etc. Field trips will also take place at the university campus and at a local nursery. Applications must be submitted by June 2. The fee of $125 will cover the materials used during training and snacks. Specials are offered for couples! The application is available on the Putnam IFAS website www.Putnam.ifas. u.edu under Putnam County Horticulture: Master Gardener Program. There will be limited enrollment for this years class so please contact petch@u.edu or call 386-329-0318 as soon as possible for more information.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 ADVISORY COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 pm CCJSHS, Media Center 386-698-1629 SEVILLE VIA MEETING(Village Improvement Association)1st Thurs. 7 p.m.Old Elementary School on US 17SOUTH PUTNAM WOMANS CLUB3rd Mon. 6:30 pm Culver Room Crescent City Public Library 386-698-3556 ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH CARD PARTY3rd Thurs. 10 pm $4 Lunch Hwy 20 Interlachen SUNDAY DINNER 1st & 2nd Sun. 11:30 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 AUXILIARY 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 VETERANS 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 INTERLACHEN BABE RUTH LEAG UE MEETINGS 3rd Thurs. 7pm Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPERS OF PUTNAM 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 ASSISTANCE FOR FLORIDA SERVICES Tues. 10 am Trinity Episcopal Church 204 State Rd 26 Melrose24 Hr. Hot-line 352-475-2177CELEBRATE RECOVERY at. 7:15 pmDunns Creek Baptist Church 386-328-8650CRESCENT CITY TOPS Tues. 9 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 386-698-2055 or 386698-3080 LEE CONLEE HOUSE 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 PROBIOTICS WORKSHOP 3rd Mon. 5:30 pm Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic 905 St. Johns Ave, Palatka SENIOR FRIENDS CENTER Mon. 11 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 SURVIVORS 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 Tues. 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 WelakaTues. 9 amFirst Baptist Church of WelakaC. R. 309 -386-467-8935VIOLENCE INTERVENTION & 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 LADIES AROUND THE 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. Scholarship 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 CityCOMMUNITY 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 MT. CARMEL COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER INC. Mon. 10 am 2 pm 400 East Oak St, Palatka 386-937-2447 / 916-9556 PALATKA CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTERMon. Fri. 9 am 1:30 pm820 Reed St. Palatka 386-328-0984 SECOND TIME AROUND SHOP Tues. 12-4 Thurs. 8-12 Community United Methodist Church 126 Highlands Ave Lake Como SOUTH PUTNAM CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTERTues. & Thurs. 10 am 2:30 pm219 N. Summit St. Crescent City 386698-1944THRIFT STORE Mon. & Thurs. 10 am 4 pm Sat. 11 am 3 pm4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue 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 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 LIBERTY GROUP Wed. 7 pm First Presbyterian Church 301 Cypress Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION GROUP Thur. noonHowe Memorial Methodist Church252 S. Summit St. Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Fri. 6 pmLake Como Community Center, Highland Ave. Lake Como 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUSCELEBRATION GROUP Sat. 4 pmHowe Memorial Methodist Church252 S. Summit St., Crescent City24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSBOY SCOUTS TROOP #42 CUB SCOUTS PACK 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 CREATE! ARTISTS G UILD OF NORTH FLORIDA 4th Sat. 10:30 am Larimer Art Center 216 Reid St. Palatka CRESCENT CITY MOOSE 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 FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES INTERLACHEN Weekdays 4 pm Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers Tues. 7 pm Bingo State Rd 20 Interlachen 386-684-3252 FRATERNAL 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 LODG E 1323 1st & 3rd Mon. 7 pm Meeting 6 pm Trustees & Committee Meeting Wed. & Fri. 6 pm Dinner 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 PARK NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH2nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.)200 East Main St.PALATKA LIONS MEETING 1st & 3rd Mon. 7pm 318 Osceola St, Palatka 386-325-5295 SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS Got fax?Send or receivefor only $2 per page!Fax: 386.698.1994 Questions? 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LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol LOT 1 (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol CENT SHORES HEIGHTS MB5 (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TAX LIEN STRATEGIES, LP the CENT SHORES HEIGHTS MB5 (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol CENT SHORES HEIGHTS UNIT 1 (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TATES UNRECORDED) (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RIVERSIDE ESTATES HIGH (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RIDGE 1ST ADDITION CORRECT (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LIEN INV L the holder of the fol (SEAL) TIM SMITH PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA May 14, 2014 B3 SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 CROSSWORD PUZZLE Solution is on page B2 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol TI JOHN C. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol SUNSHINE RANCHETTES) LUTHER R + CECILIA A H/W. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KRISTINA M. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol FREDDIE L. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol STON CAROLYN L. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK NA CCTRLASSG the holder of the fol ROBERT D + CASEY D MURRAY. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following cer ESTATES UNRECORDED) HOMME RONALD. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol JOSEPH + SANDRA DESPAGNE H/W. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DIGM REO LLC. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK NA CCTRLASSG the holder of the fol TERRY RAY + TINA GOUDY (JTRS) C/O Terry Ray Mace. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK NA CCTRLASSG the holder of the fol LACHEN LAKES ESTATES UNIT JOSE A. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK NA CCTRLASSG the holder of the fol ELLIOT. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK NA CCTRLASSG the holder of the fol NEY ROBERT L. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following cer BERNICE HEIRS OF C/O Keith D A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following cer T Carter. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol JOHNS RIVERSIDE ESTATES LORA L + RANDY W/H. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following cer JOSEPH JR. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the fol LOIS J. A.M. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following cer WARREN E. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JULIA K. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV L the holder of the following cer RENA B + MARK A H/W. (SEAL) TIM SMITH CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KINGSLEY ON THE ST JOHNS UNMICHELLE. 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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PRECISION TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 30, 2014, 10:00 am at 3816 REID ST PALATKA, FL 32177-2525, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PRECISION TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.3VWCF21C2YM432613 2000 VOLKSWAGEN 5/14/14 Ronald E. Clark, Esquire Post Office Box 2138 Palatka, Florida 32178-2138 (386) 328-2778 Florida Bar No. 013834 5/14-5/21/14 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 decedents 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 30, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ ALICE N. HARRELL16810 NW County Rd. 235-AAlachua, Florida 32615Attorney for Personal Representative:/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 PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe 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, June 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., and Tues day, July 8, 2014, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. At the hearing, the Town Council will consider adopting an ordinance entitled: Ordinance 2014-6AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POMONA PARK, FLORIDA, AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANC ES, FLOODS, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVER ABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The full text for adoption is available for review in the office of Town Clerk located at 1775 Highway 17 S, Pomona Park, Florida during normal business hours. You may also contact staff at (386) 649-4902 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 Clerk5/14/14 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-146-CP Division 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE ROBERT PETKUS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE ROBERT PETKUS, deceased, File Number 2014-146CP, is pending in the Circuit Court, for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. The name and address of the Co-Personal Representative and the Co-Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Co-Personal Representative /s/ GEORGE M. PETKUS 278 Lofton Circle Delaware, OH 43015 /s/ SHERRY LYNN SHOENFELT Attorney for Personal Representative: YARD SELLER invitation Morgan Park, Hwy 17, Pomona Park. $5 fee. 806-0427 or 386-698-1314 to reserve your space.5/14 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WANTED: Putnam Habitat for Humanity is seeking an executive director to man age all aspects of the op eration. Position is full time Preference is for a local resident. Salary is com mensurate with skills and experience. Send cover letter and resume to PO Box 2433, Palatka, FL 32178 or email director@ putnamhabitat.org. No phone calls please. 5/14 DRIVERS, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated South east! Or Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-866-823-0323 5/14 EMPLOYM ENT N EEDED: Administrative assistant with 20+ years in various quick to learn and custom er oriented. Knowledge able in Microsoft Word, W ord Perfect and Power Point. Dependable with the capability of bringing swift resolution to custom er issues in a timely man from my home. Will also do typing or research from hoo.com. 386-684-2810. FOUND DOG male, 17, south end of Cres cent City. Call to iden tify. 386-698-2777. 5/7 NEW HOPE VILLAS APARTM ENTS 2BR $606/month, 3BR $666/ month, 4BR $701/month. Rental assistance avail able for those who qualify. Call Patty at 386-7490075. Currently running rent special. This institu tion is an equal opportu nity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY TDD PHONE 1-800-955-8771 TFNCLASSIFIEDS Garage Sale Got fax?Send or receiveONLY $2 a page!Fax: 386.698.1994Questions? Call 386.698.1644 Putnam CountyReal Estate For Rent Pets Real Estate For Sale Your River Realty100 Georgetown Landing Rd.386-467-3345 RIVER BASS REALTY Patricia A. Boyd Broker-REALTOR COMMERCIAL .07 acre zoned C-2 & Section of Residential zoned R-1 Vacant Land in Georgetown. Great place for new business or commercial enterprise. #655142.................$49,900 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. Whispering Pines manufactured home on 1+ acre, access Rod & Reel Club Lk George, bership, clubhouse & pool. #713565.................$39,900 WATERFRONT TAXIWAY Hanger Home in Eagles Nest, 1992, porch, garage & aircraft hanger. Lot slopes to Lake Estella. #584008.............$499,000 Real Estate For Rent Employment Legal Notices B5 Immigration Problems?We Can Help! 386-586-6985 American Immigration Attorneys P.L.C.C. SERVICE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONINGService In Hours Not Days.100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED CHECK US ON THE WEB: WWW.SOUTHERNAIR.NET STATE LICENSE CAC058634 3849 Reid St. Palatka Recommended for Decades ANY TIME ANY KIND ANY SERVICEBefore You Fix It Or Buy It,Call 328-3212Mikes AluminumQuality Material and Installation Mike Bottelman, Owner386-649-5374 CONSTRUCTION NORTH FLORIDA SERVICESPROPANE & NATURAL GAS PIPING AND APPLIANCE INSTALLATION35 Yrs Local Experience Specialties: Tankless Water Heaters and Gas Logs 386-559-0071 G AS APPLIANCES B AIT & TACKLE J.R. HOWELLSWELAKA BAIT & TACKLE Monday-Sunday 7 a.m.4 p.m.8002 Elm St. Welaka 386-524-4135100 Minnows $10 2 Cups of Worms $7 3 Cups of Worms $10 Shiners 2 Doz. $20 PET SERVICES Crescent City Kennel Inc.Pet Boarding ServicesGrooming ServicesTLC Day Care Services for Cats & DogsBasic Obedience Classes Pet Shop Mon. Fri. : 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Saturday: 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.(Closed for Lunch: 12 1 p.m.)Sunday: By Appointment 2620-A S. 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Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Putnam County You Have a ChoiceLegal AdvertisingIN PUTNAM COUNTY PUTNAM COUNTYCJ A burn ban is now in effect for all of Putnam County, and will remain in effect indefinitely. There is a $12,500.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist(s) in any area of the County. Open burning, except outdoor grills used in preparing food, and commercial land clearing where on-site inspection and approval has been granted by the Florida Division of Forestry are prohibited. It must be determined that there will be sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on-site before the Division of Forestry will grant approval. The use or discharge of fireworks, combustible compounds, flares, lawn debris and trash burning will be considered in violation of the ban. The violation of this order is a seconddegree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 for each offense and by a term of imprisonment of up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Any person violating the burn ban shall, in addition to the penalties described above, reimburse the County for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such violation, including without limitation, response and suppression costs. Any information concerning suspicious activity in the area of a brush fire in Putnam County is encouraged to call Putnam County Sheriffs Office at 386329-0800 or you may call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-277-8477. ) Church......................A5 Community...............A3 County Lines............B2 Crossword/Sudoku..B4 Faces & Places.......B1 Opinion....................A2 Our Life....................A4 Public Notices.........B5In This Issue: Putnam County Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 7:30 10 a.m. at the Welaka National Fish Hatchery, 726 Hwy 309, Welaka, FL 32139. Free for all kids ages 5-15. Registration 7:30 a.m. Fishing at 8 a.m. Prizes at 10 a.m. Lots of great prizes, 2 ponds open, Bass, Bream, Cat sh. Bring your own Bait. Al Fish are keepers. One Line per Child allowed in the Water. Small Fry Tent Open for the Under 5 yrs Old Crowd!Lane and Road ClosuresThe following lane and road closures will be in effect until April 20: State Road 19: Daytime lane closures for southbound traf c from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from St. Johns Avenue to Crill Avenue (State Road 20) for ditch cleaning. US 17: Daytime lane closures from the Volusia County line to State Road 100 West Monday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway markings, excluding the construction zones in Crescent City and in East Palatka. US 17: Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from Laurel Lane to Junction Road while crews install irrigation lines in the medians. US 17: Nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday from State Road 207 to the Memorial Bridge for asphalt removal and paving. Also, possible daytime lane closures for concrete delivery for driveway, curb and sidewalk reconstruction.Master Gardeners Plant Sale Chamber After HoursGuest Speaker and Field Trip17TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING RODEOThe Annual Plant Sale by the Master Gardeners of Putnam County takes place on April 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Extension Ofce, 111 Yelvington Rd., East Palatka in the auditorium. Each year the Master Gardeners offer plants, trees, seeds, garden needs and treasures at the plant sale. Master Gardeners will be on duty to answer gardening questions. Soil samples may be submitted for free ph testing, which will take 7-10 days. Baked goods will also be for sale to hungry guests and Master Gardeners. All proceeds made from this sale are returned to the community through the many projects the Master Gardeners are involved in, such as; school gardens, summer day camps, gardening classes, ph soil testing, demonstration gardens, home visits, community gardens, and more. Please stop by on April 21 and take home plants and other items provided by the Master Gardeners. The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the First Coast Technical College, 102 Port Road next to Newcastle Shipyards in the Barge Port. Putnam County Environmental Council will meet at the Palatka Library, located at CR 20 and College Road, this Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be the award-winning bird and nature photographer, Bill Chitty, of Florahome, The public is invited to this program, and refreshments will be served. Then on Saturday April 21 PCEC will follow up this program by taking a eld trip to the Welaka Fish Hatchery. Participants will meet at 9:30 A.M. at the Beecher Spring Unit of the Hatchery, which is located 3.3 miles south of the only traf c light in Welaka on CR 309. This is the time of year when newly hatched sh are released into the ponds, and a multitude of birds y in for feeding. This makes for great photographs. Bring your camera, or just come for bird watching. Afterward, those interested can enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at Shrimp-R-Us in Welaka. Any questions, contact Carol at 386-4672231 or j-cmacdonald@att.net Free Tax Prep Assistance at Seville Community Resource Center is now available through April 15 on the following days: Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Tax Assistance Bass Fishing TournamentThe 16th Annual Save Rodman Reservoir open boat bass tournament will be held on April 21. Launching will be from Kenwood Landing. The tournament ends at 3 p.m. with the weigh-in. Entry per boat is $100 with a 70 percent payback to the top 15 percent of the eld. Breakfast and dinner will be served as well as coffee, cold drinks, and donuts. River City Tournaments is in charge of conducting the tournament. For more information call Ed Taylor at 386329-0205.Pinwheels For PreventionThe Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC at UNF), the states principal source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Lynch has been hired as a Business Analyst. Lynch will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners at the new SBDC office in Putnam County. Lynch brings extensive experience to the position. Over the past 20 years she has played an instrumental part in several start-up ventures, where she implemented all financial and operational systems in companies that ranged from real estate, to online retail, to the entertainment industry. One company grew to over $100 million in assets and employed 150 individuals in three states. Lynch has served a multitude of clients on long-term and shortterm consulting engagements, initiating systems, procedures and in some cases turnaround, of both U.S. and foreign organizations. Lynch also holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance. We are so pleased to have Cheryl Lynch join the SBDC. She has a tremendous amount of experience in owning and growing a business which will be an asset to our clients in Putnam County, said Janice Donaldson, Regional Director of the SBDC at UNF. In her new role at the SBDC at UNF, Lynch will work one on one with clients who are interested in starting or who already own a small business. She will work primarily out of the SBDC office at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce located at 1100 Reid Street in Palatka. The office was officially open on March 28. Businesses who are interested in setting up a time to meet with Lynch can call 386.328.3293. The new SBDC office in Putnam County is made possible through support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of North Florida, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of County Commissioners, City of Palatka, and the Putnam County Development Authority. Since 1976, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida has helped over 35,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The SBDC at UNF provides potential and existing business owners with confidential consulting and training in all aspects of business management and growth. Experienced consultants help business owners develop strategies to increase sales, create jobs and improve profitability. For additional information, contact: Stephanie Royal at (904) 6202428 or sroyal@unf. edu.Small Business Gets Big Help in PutnamDont Get Burned by Burn BanLimited Time Only! $15 can x your cat or kitten. Angle Paws Animal Friends, Inc., through a program with Jacksonville No More Homeless Pets is offering this spay/neuter. Includes a ea treatment. Call 467-3028 for details.Free Feline Spay or NeuterMovies in the Park, Sponsored by TD Bank. On Saturday April 21 at 8 P.M. Happy Feet Two will be shown. Light concessions will be available. This event is also sponsored by Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent Termite and Florida Power and Light. For more information call City Hall at 386-698-2525.Movies In The Park In order to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has join other clubs and Cities in the Pinwheel for Prevention campaign. As part of the campaign, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has planted a Pinwheel Garden in front of the club. Pinwheels are a symbol of a happy, carefree childhood and the belief that all children deserve to be raised in healthy communities, free from abuse and neglect. Right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. getting it right for kids early on is less costly than trying to fix problems after things have gone wrong. Doesnt every child deserve this opportunity? Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and supporting families. You can get involved by purchasing one of the pinwheels which will be placed in the garden for $3 or purchasing a pinwheel lapel pin $5. To purchase either please stop by Expressions at 332 Central Ave. or call 386-698-1040.The City Commission of the City of Crescent City met Thursday, April 12 in regular session. Among the items on the agenda was the third reading of a proposed charter amendment concerning term limits for commissioners and mayor/ commissioner, which passed unanimously, and which will appear on the November ballot; a presentation by the citys auditor, Ron Moats, of the citys financial status, which he said was very good; a resolution addressing compensation for intersection control beacons; a review of the proposed resurfacing and reorientation of the city hall parking lot, necessitated by changes to US 17, and providing for entrance from Florida Avenue; the reconfiguration of the first block of west Lemon Avenue to a one-way street, due to safety considerations brought about by the reconfiguration of US 17. All of these issues were resolved by unanimous vote. The Commission also heard project change requests for work being done under the current CBDG housing grant. The students of the month were Jordan Williams from Middleton Burney; Lizbeth Gonzalez and Brooke Batchelor from Miller Intermediate. Crescent City Commission