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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) re quests the publics help i n locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bun ting are rare and declin ing species that are often o verlooked by tradition al monitoring programs s uch as the North Amer ican Breeding Bird Sur vey. P eople are encour aged to use the FWCs n ew Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload photos and ad ditional comments. Its q uick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify important breed ing areas for these species a s well as estimate the size of their populations. The Rare Bird Registry is an excellent opportu nity for the public to par ticipate in research, said K arl Miller, a biologist at the FWCs Fish and Wild life Research Institute. Sightings will provide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Floridas most unique and inter esting species. This new w ebsite provides a great way to get involved. To assist the FWC in locating these rare birds, visit MyFWC.com/Get-In volved and select Citizen S cience then Sightings for the Rare Bird Registry link. On Monday, June 2, The St. Johns Riverkeep ers and Sierra Club of N ortheast Florida filed a petition for an adminis trative hearing to chal lenge the permits sought b y Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly Adena Springs Ranch). The two organi zations are collaborating w ith concerned citizens, Karen Ahlers and Jeri Baldwin, who are also challenging the permits. The legal challenges are in response to the re cent announcement that t he St. Johns River Wa ter Management District ( SJRWMD) staff has is sued an Environmental R esource Permit (ERP) and recommended ap proval of a Consumptive U se Permit (CUP) for this massive cattle operation located in the watershed of the Silver and Ock lawaha Rivers and the s pringshed of Silver and Salt Springs. The SJRWMD Govern ing Board would have d ecided upon the CUP permit request at its next meeting on Tues day, June 10, but the l egal action taken by St. Johns Riverkeep ers, Sierra Club Florida, A hlers, and Baldwin will postpone any decision by the Board. In the first of three phases of a 30,000 acre beef operation that will ultimately withdraw 5.3 million gallons of water per day (mgd), Sleepy Creek Lands is seeking a permit to withdraw 1.46 mgd from an already over-tapped aquifer. According to the peti tion, the SJRWMD staff h as failed to account for the significant im pacts to the flow of Sil ver Springs, Silver and O cklawha Rivers and Salt Springs and the in creased nutrient loading t hat will result from the manure of 9,500 head of cattle and the use of large quantities of fer tilizer and water. The p etitioners also question the validity and accura cy of the modeling upon w hich the challenged permits are based. As a result, the SJRWMD has not provided reasonable assurances that water resources would not be significantly affected. Unfortunately, Silver Springs and the Sil ver River, which flows t hrough the Ocklawaha into the St. Johns River, are already under se vere stress with flows in s ignificant decline and nitrate levels exceeding the State of Floridas pol lution limits. In 2012, t he State mandated a 79% reduction from ex isting nitrate loading, i n order to restore the health of these water ways. Silver Springs and the Silver River are already in serious decline, said Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper. How could we possibly allow such an intensive project that will only make the existing pollution and flow problems worse and restoration efforts more expensive and difficult for us to achieve? It de fies logic and is certainly n ot in the publics best interest. Linda Bremer of Sier ra Club Florida added, Its unfortunate that we must resort to legal ac tion to hold our state a gencies accountable and protect these iconic waterways. However, we are committed to mak ing sure that our aquifer i s not further exploited, and more harmful pol lution is not permitted. O ur springs and rivers belong to all the citizens of Florida and are much too valuable to sacri fice for the fortunes of a f ew. Impacts to the Ocklawaha River from groundwater contami nation and surface wa ter runoff have been all b ut ignored, said Karen Ahlers, a private citizen and long-time advocate for Floridas waters. The ranch was historically used to grow pine trees and provided significant habitat for wildlife. It has now been denuded to make way for irrigated pasture to support 9,500 head of cattle. The pollu tion runoff from this site w ill be horrific. Inside Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m., boaters will launch from the boat ramp in Crescent City and paddle over to Bear Island for exploration, followed by a meal at 3 Bananas. The island has a landing strip that was used for practice by navy pilots who were learning to land on aircraft carriers. John Browning now owns the island. He is being very generous in his invitation to come visit. Whistles and Life Preservers are mandatory. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Worship In Battle Dance Tour hosted by Hineni Messianic Fellowship, 1797 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine. Internationally known for choreography and Davidic dance, Ralph and Mendy will be the instructors. Everyone is invited to attend on Tuesday, June 24. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and class begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and $20 per family. Call 904-827-9731 for more information. Crescent City Special to theCourier Journal Have you ever wondered what tools a Meteorologist uses to predict the weather; how he knows if it is going to be a sunny day or if there will be rain? Do weather terms like Airstream, Ball Lightning, Atmospheric Pressure, Bubble High, and Back Door Cold Front leave you bafed? Have your questions answered on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m. when WUFT TV Meteorologist Jeff Huffman visits the Melrose Library. This exciting program is part of the Putnam County Library Systems Summer Childrens Programs and all school age children and their caretakers are invited to attend. Huffman will speak about the tools he uses and the science of weather. There will be time to ask questions, hear some of his weather stories, make crafts, and eat a rainbow-themed snack. The library is located at 312 Wynnwood Ave., behind the Melrose Post Ofce. Space is limited so call the library today at 352 4751237 and reserve your place. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get a good seat.Kelly Fore, missionary for the Raki Foundation of First Presbyterian Church, is currently serving in Kigali, Rwanda in East Africa. Home for the summer, Kelly will be the guest speaker on Sunday, June 22 following the 9 a.m. service at the First Presbyterian Church in Crescent City. Kelly will speak briey from the pulpit and give a presentation about her work with the Raki Village Rwanda School. Everyone is welcome to attend. Vintage Market Bear Island PaddleChurch...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices......B5 Way Back When....A4 Downtown Palatka, Inc. and Create! Artists Guild of NE Florida will host a Slice of Palatka on Friday, June 20 at the Palatka Welcome Center, 900 St Johns Ave. Its an artists and photographers view of the tastes, sights, and expressions of Palatka. The event is sponsored by Sweet Grace Annas Fancy Cakes and Bakeshop and Pizzaboyz. Enjoy tasty cake and pizza slices while you take in original paintings, photography, postcards, and pottery all produced by local artists. The reception is Friday, June 20, 5:30 8 p.m. at the Palatka Welcome Center on the corner of 9th and St Johns Avenue across from Dairy Queen. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will set up June 16 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Jeremy Yates, the Welcome Center Manager, at 386-328-0909. Master Gardener Application Slice of Palatka Meteorologist Library Visit facebook.com/putnamcountycourierjournal Third Annual Juneteenth FestivalRiver City Antiques will host a Vintage Outdoor Market on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop by and browse through antiques, collectibles, owering plants and herbs, shabby chic garden decor, delicious French caf food and more. 717 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka. Parking on Oak Street and St. Johns Ave. The application deadline for the Master Gardener Training Class is June 23. The training program will begin on Thursday, September 4 and will take place weekly through November 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with graduation on December 4. The fee of $125 will cover the materials used during training. Please contact petch@u.edu at 386-329-0324 or call 386329-0318 ASAP if application or more information is needed. Worship In Battle Dance TourSt. Johns Riverkeeper and Sierra Club take legal action Putnam County Missionary Guest SpeakerSpecial to theCourier Journal Above: Local school band provided entertainment for those in attendance. Right: Angel Duke, organizer for the Crescent City Juneteenth Festival, speaks to the crowd during the celebration, that honors phenomenal women of Putnam County. Above: Crescent City Police Chief Robert Johnson was on hand for the festival. Above: Crescent City Above: Local school band provided entertainment Help the FWC locate rare upland birds Photos special to the Courier Journal Keep an eye out for these rare and declining bird species and report them to the FWC. (Top right) The Borrowing Owl, (top left) Eastern American Kestrel, (bottom left) male Painted Bunting and (bottom right) female Painted Bunting. Photos by Beth Carter The sky may have been overcast, but the crowd still turned out for the Third Annual Juneteenth Festival in Crescent City.

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Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, July 10, 7 p.m. CRA Board Meeting, July 10, 7 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, July 10, 6 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, July 8, 5 p.m. Zoning Board, July 8, 5:30 p.m. Town Council Meeting, July 8, 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 Tree Board Meeting, July 8, 5:40 p.m. Town Council Meeting, July 8, 6 p.m.Beautification Committee Meeting, July 10, 5:30 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 CommissionersJune 24, 9 a.m. Regular MeetingMeets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205Putnam County School Board July 1, 3:30 p.m. Regular MeetingMeets 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.OPINION Facebook ChatAbsolutely it is a state law that cars and trucks must have and wear seat belts. Then law should than apply to all vehicles that transport passengers.Dianne Fockler Crescent City We asked our Facebook friends:Do you think school buses should have seat belts?Yes. The drivers have them so where is the attention to the safety of the children? Un less there is safety data thr ough research that indicates the seatbelts for the passengers does more harm than good, the belts should be in stalled and the drivers should ensur e the pas sengers use them.Richie Thomas Georgetown Very much so, and slow those buses down to a safe speed. Bill Manos Georgetown-Exuma, Bahamas Absolutely not! This is a solution looking for a problem. Kids hurt on a school bus is extremely rare.Brett Peterson Crescent City Duh, Should be law. Pat Thomas Orange City From Me to YouLetter to the Editor 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 Skip Sasscer Distribution Rose Delaney Community Photographer Beth Carter Staff Writer Travis Roberts Staff WriterTammy 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 On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItA. Nonymous Juliette Laurie Editor/Publisher As of this morning, U.S. spending is up 201%, and the total U.S. debt is up 235%. If you have a child born this morning, he or she will come out of the womb owing $55,000 to the U.S. government, and if youre a taxpayer you owe $151,075 right now, even if you have paid on what you have earned. As of this very second 47,243,119 U.S. citizens are living in poverty with 156,583,301 people in the U.S. receiving benefits from the government, but dont take my word for it, go to www. usdebtclock.org and see for yourself. As if 18 trillion in the hole isnt bad enough, we have to deal with all the scandals coming out of Washington D.C., which are way too many to put into this little column, but thats not what is making me angry this very second. We may not agree on everything, but theres one thing I think we can all agree onour Veterans are getting screwed! Since the beginning of our great country, our Veterans have been treated like dirt, and this administration that promised to make it better has only made our Veterans suffer more. Health care has been denied to the point that men and women have died on a waiting list. Men and women, whom have lost limbs, sit at home waiting for help. Elderly Veterans who have fought for our freedom have very little to eat, and Veterans who have signed up hoping to serve our country have lost their G.I. Bills. This morning the Department of Defense, headed by your President and Chuck Hagel, have cut our soldiers pay once again! Had my daughter-in-law not called me this past weekend I might not have known about this. Yes, your president, backed by Chuck Hagel, used his pen to cut money from our soldiers paychecks if they are considered to be in no imminent danger. According to the DODs No imminent Danger Map, both men and women in the Middle East including the Persian Gulf will be cut $7.50 a day. While this doesnt sound like much, it means that $225 a month will not be sent home to our soldiers families. Thats $2,700 per year! I have said it time and time again, Our country is a business and should be run as such! If you own a business and it is about to collapse, you get with the leaders of your business and you find a solution to fix it. Right? Well, where is Obama this morning? This morning your President is in Hawaii on yet another vacation. But hey, why not? He has been hard at work destroying our country! Maybe we should all agree with John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, after all, the five deadliest criminals in the world who were just released from Guantanamo Bay dont pose a threat to the American people or our soldiers. Maybe we should welcome a traitor and deserter like Bergdahl home with open arms and have parades for him, while we let a war hero like Tahmooressi rot in a Mexican prison! Why not? After all, this country is going down the toilet, so lets take out a bunch of loans that we know we will never be able to pay back, lets break into our neighbors houses and steal them blind, and all go to Hawaii on vacation, and party with our President. After all, its not right that almost half of the population is on government assistance, so why dont the rest of us take advantage of the system and quit working and get some of this free stuff that goes to illegal immigrants and lazy people! Get my point yet? No, what we need to do is take back our country. Obama has broken the law 36 times by rewriting Obamacare, and now has broken the law by negotiating with terrorist and cutting congress out of the loop. He and his administration should be arrested and tried in a court of law. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but Thats How I See It. June 1-July 4: Fireworks Safety Month The month of June and the first week of July is the time of year that Fireworks safety is highlighted. It is a common time of year, in addition to the New Year, when fireworks are prevalent. There were estimated 9,600 fireworks related injuries during the Fourth of July season in 2011. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks. 1. Never use fireworks in your home. Always set them off outside on a driveway o r sidewalk. 2. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them. 3. Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket). 4. Be aware of other people around you and make sure they are out of range of t he firework you are using. 5. Never point or shoot fireworks at another person. 6. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter a nd the shooter should wear safety glasses. 7. Do not try to re-ignite a dud as it could explode near your hands or face. 8. Only light one at a time. 9. Do not try to make your own fireworks. 10. NEVER drink and use fireworks at the same time! Always be sure to buy them from a reputable source. Be safe and take the proper precautions. If you or someone else is injured by fireworks, see medical attention immediately or call 911. http://fireworkssafety.org/ July 22-28: Lightning Safety Week It is summer and along with that comes the increased potential for severe weath er and lightning. In the United States an average of 53 people die each year due to lightning strikes. The National Weather service has an abundance of informa tion that is available to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe in bad weather. It is a myth that lightning only strikes a place once. It can strike multiple times in the same place especially if it is tall, pointy and isolated. The Empire State Building gets hit about 100 times a year. You are also not safe if it is not raining and there are no clouds overhead. Lightning strikes out of the blue can strike as far as 10-15 miles from a storm. Never seek shelter under a tree in a storm. That is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity. This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows. Anytime a thunderstorm threatens move to a safe shelter. Adults assist chil dren in moving to a safe place. If you are trapped outside, do not lie down on the ground, keep moving toward safe shelter. http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/tips.htm Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy family, friends and outdoor activ ities, so with a few safety rules everyone can have a good time and still stay safe.Were in Big TroubleDear Editor: (Published over a year ago, submitting again in relation to bike trail) We now have two wonderful super sidewalks, wide and handicap accessible, apparently constructed to encour age walking. I had tried short portions of both. The one a long Summit (Hwy 17) I had taken from Wendys to the center of town, and the Grand Rondo one I had walked a short distance to go watch the birds on Lake Stella. As I regained strength after a devastating illness, I took longer and longer walks every day. One beautiful Sunday morning following a thunderstorm the night before, I decided to walk a full circle starting at the traffic light and using the handicap walks. On Central Ave., I walked west to reach Grand Rondo and the wide sidewalk. Past the gazebo, the Bird Island observation platform, and along the wide cement ribbon. There were no birds this morning but no motor boats either. The family of wild rabbits which I had seen before didnt come out this time. It was perfectly quiet. I went past the playground and followed the marked path on the other side of the street. Two Sand hill Cranes feeding from a bird feeder in somebodys front yard ignored me. The problem came when I reached Vernon Ave (County Road 308). I could have crossed the road and reach the sidewalk going west but I needed to go east and connect back with the sidewalk along Summit (Hwy 17). The dis tance is only three blocks, but how do I get there safely a nd legally? There is an extra narrower lane marked on the pavement, apparently meant for bicycles, which I took since it was my best choice, the other being walking up and down curbs and on tall wet grass. On the other side of the street there is no sidewalk at all since some home owners have extended their fences to the curb. I chose to trust my life to the drivers and walked on the pavement. The traffic is heavy and fast on Vernon Ave even in the early morning, cars zoomed past me the first two blocks, to the Oakwood and Main intersections, and then suddenly my lane disappeared. So much for handi cap accessibility. I stepped over the cub and crossed the f illing station before rejoining the safe sidewalks. Seems so strange that we have no safe way to walk along those three blocks of Vernon Ave. More so if you consider that it is the most direct way from the elemen tary school to the center of town. There must be a reason w hy our beautiful new sidewalks left such a gap, but I fail to see it. I will keep on walking, but not on Vernon Ave. Angela Tischler Crescent City Crescent City on Foot The Putnam County Courier Journal welcomes your letters to the Editor. Letters should be brief and legibly written. To be published, they must include the writers signature, printed name, phone number, and hometown. Address letters to: Editor 330 N. Summit St., Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to letters@cjnewsfl.com. Members of the community are planning a free Community Picnic on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Dexter Beach Park on Lake Stella as a lead up to Red, White and Boom. This will be a family fun event with free hot dogs, baked beans, chips and drinks, while they last. So bring a picnic lunch, blanket and chairs for a day of fun. Activities planned at this time will include a beach volley ball tournament for teens and adults, swimming, music and childrens art. There will be more infor mation to come in next weeks issue of the Putnam County Courier Journal and on the Courier Journals Facebook page. If you wish to volunteer, contribute or would like more information about this community event please contact Charlotte Santa at 386-698-1765 or 386-5590655.Mike Jones General Manager Putnam County Courier JournalCommunity Picnic

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New Ofcers for Rosary Society A slate of new ofcers was elected for the Altar and Rosary Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Sunday, June 8. Voted in were President Gert Gaster, Vice Presi dent Hootie Rowe, Sec retary Carol Henry, and T reasurer Rosemary Ka lapp. Vacation in South Carolina D uring the rst three weeks of May, Irma Des sertine and her daughter a nd son-in-law, Myra and David Lord, visited family in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. They were joined there by Irmas son, Frank and his fam ily from Lexington, Ken tucky. Irma has over 100 n ieces, nephews and rela tives in the area who call h er Aunt Irma. She will be celebrating her 90th birthday soon, and plans are already in progress for a big family dinner. Bird Story Barbara Calloway called to see if we want ed to do a bird story. It s eems a little blue bird goes to her house every morning, going from window to window, pecking o n them! My guess would be to see his reection in the glass. My mom would smear a paste made from wa ter and Bon Ami on our k itchen window to keep a red bird from seeing his reection. (I dont know if you can nd Bon Ami anymore. If you have any suggestions, please email me at the address under my photo.) New Yoga Class Yoga Instructor Chris tina Marino is teaching a y oga class at the Family Fitness Center on Monday and Friday from 11:15 to noon. The class is free to members with Plus mem berships, and costs $3 for r egular members, and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call the Fit ness Center at 386-6498 784. In addition, the Putnam Family Fitness Center is sponsoring t heir First Annual Golf Tournament/ Best Ball Scramble on Sat urday, September 20.The e vent will be held at the Palatka Golf Course, lo cated at 1715 Moseley Ave. P lay as part of a team or be matched up with other single/double players. The cost is $50 per person and includes 18 holes, a cart, prizes and lunch at the Clubhouse after the tournament. Settled Into New Home Sam and Doris Jacobs are settled into their new home beside their daughter Kathy in St. Augustine. Their new ad dress is 374 Gianna Way, St Augustine, FL 32086, and their phone number is 904-797-4032. Doris says she is enjoying her new home but misses old friends, so give them a call! Good luck, Jacobs, we miss you! GFWC Womans Club Workshop I joined GFWC Crescent City Womans Club Presi dent Carol Horner, Ginny G affney, and Myra Lord for a drive to Arlington for a District 4 workshop on June 11 at the Arling ton Womans Club. Our o wn club member, Bar bara Mehaffey is District D irector this year. The Arlington Club had displays for different com munity service programs s et up, from home life, art, education, conservation, international outreach and domestic violence. It was all very interesting. We gathered a lot of yers and information. Every one enjoyed a brown bag l unch, and dessert and ice cream served by the host club. Market Place A good crowd attended the breakfast and shop ping at the Pomona Park M arket Place. Additional ea market tables were set up in Morgan Park. Three of Putnam Coun tys EMTs stopped by for br eakfast; Jeff Guthrie, Bryan Connell and Gene Morgante. In appreciation for the super job our Fire and Police Departments do, they received a 50% discount on all meals served at the Community Center. Joe Svingala says any one in uniform eats for h alf price, including Mil itary, etc. Nice gesture! T hanks, guys! Reids Driving Our oldest son, Dave, said his 15-year-old, Reid, started drivers education Monday in Austin, Texas. I didnt tell him, but each summer when Reid comes to Camp Grandmoms in Lake Como, he drives from the road to the house and all over the Carter and Edwards lake proper ty! Good luck, Reid. Tommy Moose Dolls C rescent City Loyal Order of the Moose pre sented three dozen Tom my Moose Dolls to vari ous local departments to a id traumatized children. Dolls were given to John Zagar, Putnam Coun ty Sheriffs Department, M elvin Asher, Chief of Pomona Park/Lake Como Fire Department, and Jeff Leclair, Crescent City Fire Department. Dolls were presented by Jay Seifert and Gloria Seifert. Installation of Crescent City 2014-2015 Loyal Or der of Moose Ofcers took p lace on April 19 at the Moose Lodge on Hwy 17. Ofcers installed were 1-year Trustee Keith Mullenax, Prelate Bill OQuinn, Jr. Gov Den nis Maxwell, Sgt at Arms C harles Olas, 3-year Trustee Mike Kirby, Jr Past Gov Steve Petras, In ner Guard Ernie Poufore, T reasurer Bobby Miller, Administrator Johnny Brown, 2-year Trustee Whit Gartrell, and Gov Jay Seifert. Sr. Regent Gloria Seifert passed away shortly after these pictures were taken. Our sincere love and sym pathy go out to her hus band, Jay, and the entire S eifert and Moose Family. Scholarship Awards The GFWC Crescent City Womans Club was proud to present two scholarships at the recent Seniors Award Ceremony at the Crescent City Jr. / Sr. High School. Educa tion is one of the premises t hat the club works dili gently to promote. T he recipients, Hope Andrews and Malayshia Rossi, were rewarded for their outstanding efforts and achievements both scholastically and within the community. Both plan to attend St. Johns River State College to continue their education. The members of the Womans Club want to wish these ladies all the best for their futures, and to thank them for taking the time to apply for this scholarship. The Womans Club encourages more students to take ad vantage of opportunities t hat are available to them. Congratulations, ladies!Weight Watchers Weight Watchers has moved with the Putnam Family Fitness Center to their location in Pomona Park, located at 213 Perry St. Leader Sandy Dean and Receptionist Lynn Skelton have created an inviting environment to promote a healthy weightloss program. According to U.S. News and World Reports, Weight Watch ers is the best weight-loss d iet, and has been for the past four years. This summer, Weight Watchers is promoting Ace Your Summer Chal lenge. Come to the Fitness C enter on Thursdays at 6 p.m. for weigh-in, followed by the meeting from 6:30 7 p.m. For more in formation, call 386-6498 784. GFWC Crescent City Womans Club Workshop in Arlington. Left to right Ginny Gaffney, Carol Horner, Myra Lord, Barbara Mehaffey, Beth Carter. COMMUNITYNew Officers, Vacation,Yoga Class and Scholarship Awards June A3 Beth Carter 698-1644community.pccj@gmail.com Hope Andrews, Martha Adams, and Malayshia Rossi. at Bohannon Battery 613 N. Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 www.ShatteredData.com Touch Screen Repair! iPhone, iPad and MORE! 386-546-7604 Crescent City Flower Shop Where Quality and Freshness Count Diana Elliott Angela Depotter 386-698-1313 www.CrescentCityFlowerShop.com New yoga class at Putnam Family Fitness Center, with Instructor Chris Marino. New ofcers for Altar and Rosary Society for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Left to right Hootie Rowe, Carol Henry, Gert Gaster, and Rose Mary Kalapp. Putnam County EMTs having breakfast at Pomona Park Community Center on Market Day, first Saturday of each month. Gene Morgante, Jeff Guthrie and Bryan Connell. Tommy Moose Dolls presented to different local organizations for traumatized children. Left to right Gloria Seifert, Sr. Regent; John Zagar, Putnam County Sheriffs Department; Melvin Asher, Pomona Park/Lake Como VFD; Jeff Leclair, Crescent City Fire Department; and Jay Seifert, Governor. Installation of Crescent City Loyal Order of Moose. 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As we have just com pleted our third school year here at Abundant Learning Academy, a flood of emotions rolls through my spirit. I ask myself, Will our students take the Bible lessons, characteristics of Christ, and Devotions we have taught them all school year long, and hold onto them through out the summer? Have we done enough? Will they know where to turn if there is trouble? The truth of the matter is you never really know if someone will hold on to what you have taught him or her, or if they will reject it for some other option they might encounter. God knows there are plenty of things in this world to distract us from the love of God and the salvation plan He has for us. This one thing we do know however, Jesus is the same yesterday, to day, and forever accord ing to Hebrews 13:8, and in Revelation 19:13 God says His name was called The Word of God, so His Word never changes ei ther. God tells us His Word never changes and be cause of that, we can hang on to good scrip tures of encouragement such as: Proverbs 22:6 that tells us if we train a child in the way they should go when they get older, they will follow that training. I have been in church my whole life and in ministry for many years, and I have seen this time and time again. Sum mer comes, school lets out and parents, in an effort to keep their chil dren entertained, plan their summer full of all kinds of entertainment. Entertainment is not a bad thing and I believe we should all stay busy and not allow ourselves to be overcome with idle time. After all, the Bible does say idle time is the Devils workshop. However, lets make sure while we plan our summers full that we make time for God, His house, His people, and most of all showing our children His way. Children, grandchil dren, nieces, nephews, or whomever God has given you the opportunity to be an example to, will look to you for what you do more than they will listen to you for what you say. I know school is out, but remember, God is still in. He is still in the saving business. He is still in the restoration business. God is still in the miracle-working business, and He is still in the business of meet ing your financial needs according to His riches in glory Philippians 4:19. So, what now? Now you should look at your summer plans and make sure a time of reading Gods Word and talking to Him is in the sched ule every day. You should make sure that a trip to Gods House is on the schedule at least once or twice a week. You should make sure that the chil dren are seeing you do this, and hearing your encouragements to them to follow you as you fol low Christ. If you already have a local church, I want to encourage you to step up your attendance and faithfulness to your home church. Contact your pastor and tell him or her you are making a stronger commitment to be in the house of God and be the leader God has called you to be. If you do not have a house of worship that you call home, I invite you to come out and wor ship with us at Abun dant Harvest Ministries, located at 2701 S. US. Hwy. 17, Crescent City, FL 32112. We have services and classes for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., Cafe Connection at 10 a.m., and our Worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. Our Kids Mania takes over the Sanctu ary on Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. for ages 5-12, and our FlatLine Youth have the sanctuary on Wednesday nights start ing at 6:30 while our adults have Bible study in the back. We do offer bussing for all services. For anyone needing a ride, please call me directly at 407493-3540. As I stated earlier, if you have a home church, we encourage you to stay faithful and committed to your church. Howev er, if you do not have a church, we would be honored to have you as our guest and/or even as part of our family. It is so important for you to be locked in to a home church during this summer, because you and your children need to have that place to come to where you can experience Gods mercy, His grace, and His love. If you do your best, God will do the rest. Remem ber, even though school is out, God is still in. A4 OUR ToO WN Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Way Back When... Special to theCourier Journal Philip W. Hobbs Pastor at Abundant Harvest Ministries Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA CT YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida 222 SW 36th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352-378-7474 (v) 352-372-3443 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. The following article appeared in the June 6, 1973 issue of the Courier-Journal. Two Students Address Lions Club Two outstanding students at Crescent City High School, Keith Gornto and Billy Barber addressed the Crescent City Lions Club. Suzanne Pickens was unable to accept the Lions Cub invitation to join the other students. Gornto and Miss Pickens represented Putnam County High Schools this year at the Boys State and Girls State in Tallahassee. This is the rst year that both delegates have been chosen from one county school. Gornto has also been active in Future Farmers of America, and was a delegate to the Chicago Convention. Miss Pickens was recently selected for the Star Student Award and has been the Raider reported for the Courier-Journal for the past year. Billy Barber won the Voice of Democracy Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a runner-up for the State honor. Gornto spoke appreciatively and effectively on the programs offered by Crescent City High School and the local or ganizations, and on his experiences in Chicago and Tallahassee. Barber was given the opportunity of speaking on the theme, which won him the Voice of Democracy Award but chose, instead, to speak on Opportunity. Both young men received a standing ovation from the members of the Lions Club. Lion Lacy Brame, chairman for the program, stressed the fact that there is an increasing intent on the part of the local Lions Club to honor outstanding young people in the community. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Schools Out But Gods Still In 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 Absolute 2-Day Public Auction June 27-28Alabama Dept. of Transportation 537 Tra c Operations Dr. Montgomery, AL 36110 Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137(334) 264-3265 Online Bidding: visit us at: www.jmwood.com 25 years agoJune 18, 1964Many attend dedication services for new post officeCrescent Citys new post office building was dedicated to impressive services Sunday afternoon as residents of the city and many visitors were in attendance. Postmasters from the nearby towns came to visit the new facilities here... Miss Flowers, postmaster, welcomed the public to the dedi cation services, thanking those who had helped to secure the building, and those who were taking part in the program. She declared that she and her staff were indeed proud of this new addition to the community. 50 years ago Years Ago...June 23, 1939Tarpon Springs man uncovers dynamiteThe city of Tarpon Springs, by the merest chance, narrowly missed a severe bombing which would have caused the death of several citizens and extensive damage last week. A gang of city laborers was at work widening the pavement on one of the streets. Suddenly, one of the mens pickaxes brought to the surface a cylinder about 8 inches long. He called the foreman, who took one look at it and yelled, Dynamite! A careful search disclosed that the workmen had uncovered a deposit of twenty sticks of dynamite, complete with explosion caps and everything. The pickax of the workman had missed the cap on the first tick, uncovered by only an inch. The dynamite was carefully removed before work was resumed. How the dynamite came to be placed there is still a mystery. 75 years ago 10 years agoJune 16, 2004A watery blast of funThe Crescent City Fire Department sent a truck and two firemen to The Learn ing Tree this past Friday to give their summer program on fire safety. Jason and Aaron Highfill brought the truck and taught the kids what to do in a fire emergency. The kids then got to take a tour around the outside of the truck and learn about all the firefighting tools. Each child took turns spraying the hose on the road in front of the school. Students Faus tino Garcia and Emily Kuleski enjoyed spraying water and trying to douse their teacher. As a grand finale, all the kids were blasted with a spray of water from the hose. 5 years agoJune 17, 2009EMS awards ceremony held June 7Putnam County Emergency Services recently held its third annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on June 7 at the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center. The ceremony is held to recognize the accomplishments of Emergency Medical Service personnel over the last year. June 21, 1989911 goes on lineEnhanced 911, or E911, the system Putnam County is now installing, stores computer-memorized data about individual callers that is supplied to dispatchers automatically when a call is placed. Eventually the system may be able to pinpoint locations on a computer-generated map or relay information to mobile units. Thats still some distance in the future where Putnam county is concerned. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources.

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CRESCENT CITY Diana Lynn Shattuck Diana Lynn Shattuck, 64, passed away early Monday morning, June 12, 2014, at Roberts Care Center in Palatka after a long illness. Ms. Shattuck was born in Ionia, Michigan and made her residence in Crescent City coming from Michigan more than 40 years ago. Ms. Shattuck was the Manager of Family Dollar for a period of time and she worked for Sherwood Medical in Deland for many years. She enjoyed working outdoors taking care of her yard, and loved her family and animals. She is survived by her mother, June Shattuck of Venice; a son, David Curry of Crescent City; two daughters, Sharon and husband Ron Lewis of Crescent City, and DeeAnn Curry of North Car olina; a brother, Max Shattuck; a sister, Penny Roberts; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service honoring Dianas life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2014 at Biggs Memorial Chapel with Reverend Curtis Moore officiating. Arrangements are under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, Florida. FEDERAL POINT Diane Moon Schenck Diane Moon Schenck, age 74, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends on June 12, 2014. She was born on October 29, 1939 in Marietta, Georgia to Helen and Elmer Moon. She has been a resident of Federal Point since 1995. Diane was always helping her husband, Bob, with any project he was working on, including the house they lived in. She enjoyed playing tennis with her daughter, Sherri, as her doubles partner, as well as bowling and golf. She was an active member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church. She was for merly employed by Powers and Merritt, architectural firm. She was a very beautiful and smart woman. We will deeply miss her smile and laughter. She is survived by her spouse, Bob Schenck; daughters, Dar lene (Daniel) Linge and Sherri (Joe) McCormack; stepdaughter, Linda (Mitchell) Foster; stepson, Bobby (Lisa) Schenck; sistersin-law, Peggy Moon, Debbie Moon, Dorothy (Buddy) Cobb; nine grandchildren, Daniel Linge Jr, Shane McCormack, Joshua Linge, Kelly McCormack, Jessica Schenck, Robbie Schenck, Ryan Schenck, Rachel Schenck, and Zachary Schenck; and many nieces, and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, Helen and Elmer Moon, and her brothers, Don and Allen Moon. A funeral service will be held at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 124 Commercial Ave, Federal Point, on June 21 at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers make it out to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, 927 S.SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Dianes Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffuner als.com. PALATKA Taphenia Brown Taphenia Brown, 92, of Palatka, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Palatka Health Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Camilla, Georgia, Taphenia received her Bachelors degree from Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University). She had owned and operated the Chicken Shanty Restaurant in Jacksonville for 25 years. After retiring, she went back to work as a dietician at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville before eventually becoming the food and beverage manager at the Phillips Highway Holiday Inn. While her husband was serving in World War II, she had taught school in West Bainbridge, Georgia. Taphenia was a member of Christ Independent Methodist Church in Palatka and the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville. She had resided in Palatka since 1982, moving here from Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lovett Taylor and second husband of 40 years, Bob Brown as well as a granddaughter, Laura Kast. Taphenia is survived by a son, Buddy Taylor and wife Rita of Wilkesboro, North Carolina; two daughters, Anne Williams and husband Fred of Accokeek, Maryland and Judy Hurst and husband Bruce of Palatka; 10 grandchildren, Scott Kast, James Kast, Jason Kast, Dr. Brian Taylor, Lovett Taylor, III, Jennie Mastrofini, Mary Beth Yantz, Bill Williams, Bruce Hurst, Jr. and Robin Abraham; and 14 great-grandchildren, Kayla Har mon, Brittani Kast, Cassidy Kast, Scottie Kast, Cody Kast, Ann Kast, Charles Kast, Abby Kast, Will Hurst, Isla Abraham, Giana Mastrofini, Leonardo Mastrofini, Ashley Williams and Ethan Williams. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Michael Hudson officiating. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Taphenias book of memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. POMONA PARKErnestine Huggins McCameyErnestine Huggins McCamey, 91, passed away very peacefully at her home in Pomona Park on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was born on December 25, 1922 in Levy County to Joseph and Ann Huggins. Ernestine, as a child, lived in Orlando and moved to Crescent City in 1937. It was here that she met her husband, James Thurman McCamey. They were married in 1938. Mrs. McCamey was a fifth generation Floridian; her family homesteaded in Florida beginning in 1847 through 1861. Her great-grandfather and second great-grandfather were Seminole Indian War veterans. She was the granddaughter of Confeder ate Veteran George Martin Huggins of the Florida 10th Infantry Co F. Ernestines second, third and fourth great-grandfathers were Revolutionary War Veterans serving in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. Ernestine was predeceased by her husband, Thurman McCamey on July 3, 1986; a daughter, Sonja McCamey Prevatt on March 12, 1989 and daughter, Cathy McCamey Thrift on December 12, 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Marella Kelley of Crescent City; brother, Melvin Huggins of Williston; three grandsons, Carl David Frank, Jr., Wayne McCamey Prevatt and wife, Pamela Prevatt, Rhett Hall McCamey and wife Deen McCamey; five great-grandchildren, Julie Prevatt, J.D. McCamey, Heather McCamey, Cody Frank and Austin Frank; and four great-great-grandchildren, Kizzy Prevatt, Emily Prevatt, Jessie Prevatt and Pammy Prevatt. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Eden Cemetery, Crescent City, Florida with C. L. Overturf officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. Arrangements were under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, Florida. INTERLACHEN Judith A. Smith Judith A. Judy Smith, 71, of Interlachen, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Cen ter in Gainesville. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she resided in Interlachen for over 20 years. Judy worked as a school bus driver with the Putnam County School System. She was a Catholic and a member of the CB club in Interlachen as well as the Red Hat Society. Judy very much loved her cats and dogs. Judy is survived by her friend Joan Kolar of Interlachen. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Judys name may be sent to the Humane Society of Northeast Florida, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Judys Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home and Crematory in Interlachen. PALATKA Jamie Lewis Sharer Jamie Lewis Sharer, 49, of Palatka passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Galesburg, Illinois, he moved to Florida after serving six years in the United States Navy. He went on to become a journeyman electrician and then a physical therapist, which was his true calling. Jamie worked at Palatka Health Care Center, Putnam Community Medical Center and Crestwood Nursing Home and found great satisfaction in helping his patients. Jamie was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time hiking, kayaking, gardening, camping and photographing wildlife. He is preceded in death by his nephew Jamie Davis and mother Joyce Anderson Sharer. Jamie is survived by his wife, Rhonda of Palatka; sister, Julie Davis; brother, Jerry Davis (Laurie); two aunts, Lois Kay Twaddle (Dean) and Margie Dowell all of Illinois; father John Sharer (Kathleen) of Tennessee; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family is honoring his request of not having a service. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Northeast Florida, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Jamies Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Sybil Squires Sybil Squires, 90, of Palatka, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following a brief illness. Sybil was born in Tifton, Geor gia, and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 70 years coming from Tifton. During WW II, she did welding and parachute manufacturing at the shipyard in Jacksonville. She had also worked as a cook at the former Glendale Hospital and at the former San Mateo Restaurant, and had worked for years as a cook and substitute teacher at the Peniel Baptist Academy. She was the last surviving Charter Member of the First Assembly of God of Palatka wher e she served on the Board of Just For Jesus Ministries, a food ministry at the church. She enjoyed working vegetable and flower gardening, making crafts and working with the church food ministry. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Williams and J. D. Squires; and four brothers and sisters. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jimmy Walters of Lumpkin, Georgia, Robin Norton of Palatka and Kim and Danny Durham of Bardin; a former son-in-law, Jeff Norton of Satsuma; two brothers and sisters-in-law, W. L. and Ger aldine Bromlow of Tifton, Geor gia and Bobby and Sue Bromlow of Panama City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Peniel Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Mustered officiating. No calling hours were scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to First Assembly of God, for the Just for Jesus Ministry, 3111 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. BOSTWICK Freddie Robinson Freddie Robinson, 78, of Bostwick passed away Sunday, June 7, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Palatka following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by three children, Quinton Guy Comer, Lonnie Wayne Comer and Stanley Bruce Comer; and seven siblings. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Boyd Robinson; a daughter, Viola Brooks; one brother, Adam Atkisson; two sisters, Sybil Kiser and Ethel Sayre; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those who were fortunate enough to know Freddie loved her, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Bostwick Cemetery, with Quincy Masters officiating. Memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, 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 ar rangements. PALATKA Neva Ruth Clark Neva Ruth Clark, 97, of Palatka, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her home. A native of Linton, Indiana, she married Chester L. Clark of Illinois and settled in Norfolk, Virginia after he left active duty in the Navy. They moved to Welaka in 1972 when Chester retired. Neva worked as a secretary with the University of Florida in Gainesville for five years and five years with the UF extension office in Welaka before retiring in 1983. They then moved to Palatka in 1984. Neva was a founding member of Liberty Baptist Church in Palatka, an active member of the Palatka Genealogy Society and NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees). She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Chester L. Clark who passed away just three months after their 60th anniversary and twin brother and sister, Robert Sturgill and Betty Fletcher. Neva is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Clark Mootz of Celle, Germany and Debra Jean Clark of Palatka; a sister, Geor gia Burton of Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandsons, Eric Mootz of Saabruecken, Germany and Karsten Mootz and his companion Wieke Uhl of Frankfurt, Germany; a great-grandson, Gustav Mootz; and many nieces and nephews, especially Helen Rose and her husband Leonard of Newberry and their children and grandchildren. Services celebrating Nevas life were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Dr. Don Aycock officiating. Burial followed at Forest Meadows Memorial Park West in Gainesville. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1958, Palatka, FL 32178 or to the Humane Society of Northeast Florida, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Nevas Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. FRUITLAND Edna Carver-Walker Mrs. Edna Carver-Walker, Co-Owner/Director of Camp Junaluska For Girls, Lake Junaluska, NC and St. Johns Fishing Lodge in Fruitland, FL, and member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Welaka, passed away in Deland, FL at the age of 92 on May 6, 2014 of natural causes at Good Samaritan, FL Lutheran Nursing Home with Hospice. She was born in Tavares on December 27, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Carver and Clara Huffstetler Carver-Lauder of Eustis. She was the wife of the late Claude Warren Walker of Orlando and Fruitland. Mrs. Walker is survived by three children; Claude Warren Walker Jr., Marion Walker, both of Deland, and Donna Walker-Carlson of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Claude Warren Walker III, Crystal Walker and Heather Carlson-Payne; one great-grandchild Kaylee Walker; daughter-in-law Denise LaHue and son-in-law David Carlson. Mrs. Walkers only brother, Clar ence Huffstetler, was killed in Iwo Jima in WWII. Her only sur viving sibling, Joyce Whitney, is a resident of Eustis. She was recognized by Whos Who for her work as a Camp Director as well as for devoting her self to working with youth as a Scout Leader and Sunday school teacher, along with her many leadership positions in various community organizations. She was an avid Rose gardener, an accomplished artist, and deeply involved in animal welfare. She was beloved by her family and community and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held for her at 1 p.m. on June 26, 2014 at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church, 1101 E. Plymouth Avenue, Deland, FL, 32724. All are invited to attend. The family asked that anyone who would like to send flowers, make a donation to the Alzheimers Association or to Plymouth Ave Christian Church instead. God Bless you. DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT PALATKA Bobby Fleetwood, Sr., 82, of Palatka passed away June 12, 2014. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of the ar rangements. CHURCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City (386-698-1578) 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter (386-698-1983) 223 N. Summit St. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church (386-698-2635) 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church (386-698-2117) St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (386-698-2055) 2725 S. 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Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and said, What happened? Well that was the case with a day I had last week. I wasnt going to tell this story, but after telling a few of my friends, they in sisted that I make this my article for the week, so if you dont like it, they are to blame, but maybe it will make you laugh like it did my friends, so please allow me to take you on a journey of my day last week. Before I start let me give you a few details. Last week my son had a stomach virus and my daughter went to camp, and this is the one week that my son and I usually bond while my daughter is out of town. I also need to mention the fact that my son sleep walks. Okay, now to start my day. Imagine youve just gone to bed at 2:30 a.m., and all of the sudden you are awak ened out of your sleep, at 4:30 a.m. to the foulest smell ever inhaled by a human being. Its 4:30 a.m., I quickly sat up thinking that my dog had gone to the bathroom, but to my surprise I looked over and my son is squat ted over my laundry b asket, dead asleep, and relieving his upset stomach on my clean laundry. Yes you read that right; my son was going all over my clean clothes. Son, What are you doing? I yelled! At once he took off into my bathroom. Now expect ing to find him on the toilet when I opened the door, he wasnt. I walked into the bath room, and when I opened the shower curtain there he was, squatting and relieving his upset stomach my shower. I immediately turned on the water and my son starts acting as if he were in a deep water pool, trying to swim to the surface. As my son stood up and his hands hit the top of the show er, the light in his eyes came to life, he said, Dad, where am I, and why are you looking at me in the shower? All I could do is crack up laughing. Well after a few hours of cleaning I finally got some sleep. Its now 9 a.m. and I left my son at home sleeping, because I had an interview to do in Palatka. I walked out to my Jeep and off I went. As Im driving up Hwy 17 toward Palatka, I noticed a large bag of BBQ chips on the pas senger seat. Now this was a new bag of chips that my daughter was supposed to take to camp, but had forgot ten. Okay, as I look over at this bag its start ing to move around. At first I thought it was the wind, so I r olled up the passenger window because I didnt want it to blow out, especially since there was a police officer right behind me. Once the window was up I noticed the bag was still moving so I de cided to pick it up. Just as my hand r eached the bag a rat jumps out of the bag and makes this screeching noise like its about to attack me. Now this is no ordi nary rat. This rat looks like it is on steroids. Living on the river I should know better than to leave my win dow cracked all night but I guess I was just car eless. Okay back to the rat. Now let me paint this picture real quick. Im entering the four lane section of Hwy 17, Im in the left lane with a cop coming up on my passenger side, with my back to the drivers window, and a twelve inch rat that has just jumped up on my pas senger seat. At this point the rat stands up on its back legs and starts weav ing and bobbing with its fist, moving ar ound like it wants to box me 50s style. The cop was looking at me like I was crazy. I always keep a hand held Taser in my jeep, but every time I went for it, the rat would drop down like it was going to pounce on me, and do a car jacking. It was at this point I did the only thing that I could do, I punched it. Hey judge me if you want, but this was a big rat with an attitude and he was ready to throw down. As soon as I punched the rat it went flying into the passenger window, bounced off the glass then ran back into the bag, and the whole time this cop is looking at me like Im crazy. A few seconds lat er the rat appears o ut of the bag, first his head pops out, he looks around, makes eye contact with me, and then it happened. This steroid rat, jumps up out of the bag like Freddie Krueger from the movie, Night Mare on Elm Street, leaps back up on top of the passengers seat, lets out a rat scream and goes back into the box ing stance. Okay at this point Im in the process of roll ing down my passenger window, (Thank God for electric windows) the rat looks at me, then at the open win dow, and thats when I had my big br eak. I punched the rat again, and out the window he flew, but hang on its not over yet. You know that rub ber part of the window that your glass slides against, well the rat sure does because he latched on to it. My instinct kicks in at this point, and I start to roll the window up but the rat wont fall off, in stead his front paws or whatever you call then ar e hanging onto the glass. Now Im rolling the window up while driving 60 mph up Hwy 17 with a cop beside me, and a rat hanging on for dear life, with his back feet trying to get traction on the glass. Now I didnt want to cut the rats front paws off so I just watched as he peeled off the window and landed on Hwy 17. Okay so I pull off the side of the road and the cop pulls up beside me and says, I dont want to know, do I? Nope, I replied, but if you ever see a rat hanging off my vehicle again, can you do me a favor, and Taser him. Just so you know the rat jumped up off the ground and ran into the grass. Needless to say I turned around and went back home, with a day like that I didnt want to leave my house again. In closing I want to say this, I think that we are given days in our live to make us know that life should be taken with a grain of salt. When these types of days happen, it lets us know that we are alive and that no mat ter how crazy life gets it could always be worst. I want to thank you for reading this article and to say, If you ever see me driving down the road with a critter hanging out my win dow, grab your phone and start r ecording or grab something and knock that critter off my Jeep. Take care.It is truly the rare person, I have found who doesnt like or maybe more accurate ly LOVE chocolate. Its everywhere we look, every holiday, no mat ter how small or insig nificant has its own chocolaty confection to commemorate it. We use it to celebrate every occasion from births to weddings, from bar mitzvahs to anniversaries. When we walk into a store whether its a conve nience store, a gro cery store, or even a high end department store, you are bound to run into the luscious confection. So, what is it with Amer icans and their love affair with chocolate? How did it happen? What is it about that dark, smooth, creamy stuff that we just cant seem to get enough of? Cacao Pods The word choco late came from the Aztec word xocoatl the name for the bit ter drink the Aztecs brewed from the cacao beans, which are the unprocessed beans of the plant from which chocolate is made. Theobroma cacao the Latin name for the tree literally means food of the gods. Ca cao beans were trea sure in early Latin America, so much so that they were actu ally used as curren cy. The Aztec and the Mayans believed the bitter drink that was made from the beans to have magical pow ers and it was used in ritual ceremonies. When the Europeans discovered the Amer icas, Montezuma was believed to have of fered Cortes the drink. However, it was not to his taste and honey or cane syrup was then added and it became a popular drink taken back to Spain. By the 17th Century it was fashionable through out Europe and was believed to have me dicinal and nutritious properties. It is ru mored that Casanova himself was a fan of the drink. In 1828 a Dutch chemist figured out how to make the ca c ao into a powder form (Dutch process cocoa) and soon after it was discover how to turn it into a sol id and in 1868, the Cadbury chocolate company was born!! Today cacao farming and harvesting has become more sustain able. Good for us, as that means chocolate will be around for a long time to come! Various forms of ChocolateSo, whats in that chocolate thats so good for us? First it has magnesium, which is relaxing and put us in a good mood!! Women who ate chocolate every day during their preg nancy reported that t hey were more able to handle stress. In addition the babies were happier and smiled more. A new study reports that the chemical theobromine may help reduce pre eclampsia, a major pr egnancy complica tion. A nother new study shows that people who consume at least 20g (approx. oz.) of 70% dark choco late (high in polyphe nols) daily showed a m arked improvement in blood flow. The an tioxidants known as f lavonoids are what give this dark choco late its healthy punch. A ccording to a long term study out of Ger many, just one square o f dark chocolate a day was enough to lower blood pressure and help prevent car diovascular disease. I n people trying to lose weight, 70% dark chocolate is so rich and flavorful that you dont need to eat much in order to be satis fied. The milk in milk ch ocolate prevents the absorption of the polyphenols, so to get the effect it must be dark. It lessens crav ings for sweet, salty, a nd fatty foods, mak ing it easier to stay on t rack with an eating plan. There are many ways to get choco late into our diets. Of c ourse there is the most common, by way of a candy bar, how ever chocolate is so much more versatile than that. In addition to desserts, chocolate can be used in savory dishes as well. In Mex ican and some other L atin cuisines, a Mole or red sauce contains chocolate. Cocoa pow der also makes a won derful rub for pork or b eef loin or steaks. You can also add it to soups and chili. Cocoa Rub INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup sea salt 2 teaspoons un sweetened cocoa p owder 1 tablespoon white sugar 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 3 tablespoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons ground black pep per DIRECTIONS: 1. Stir the salt, co coa powder, white s ugar, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Store in an airtight container. 2. To use, rub 2 to 3 teaspoons of the spice mixture onto a serv ing of meat, and let s tand at least 10 min utes before cooking. F or an easy snack you can also try: Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites I N GREDIENTS : 2 t ablespoons semi sweet chocolate c hips 1 small banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks P R EPARATION : Pl ace chocolate chips in a heavy-du ty zip-top plastic ba g or small mi crowave-safe bowl. M icrowave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts. Dip banana pieces in chocolate. Its effect on stress in the body are be ing studied even n ow. Swedish scien tist found that when a nxious people ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate ev ery day for two weeks i t lowered levels of stress hormones and reversed the metabol ic effects of stress. F or years it was believed that choco late was the source of m any a case of acne, oily skin and hair and other blemishes. In reality, chocolate is beneficial for skin and hair. The antioxidants help keep skin and hair healthy by pro tecting your skin from f ree radical damage; keeping it soft, supple and young looking. When shopping for chocolate choose bars with a smooth, un blemished surface. I t should also have a very distinct snap when you break it. It should never be grainy or greasy, but rather smooth with a velvety texture. Choc olate should be stored i n a cool, dry, and odor-free place away from sunlight. So heres the final low down on our fa vorite sweet vice, it c ontains phenyl ethylamine the same ch emical our brains produce when we are falling in love! We love all those wonder ful endorphins. Not t o mention the sweet creamy taste. Noth ing else melts in your m outh quite like that. It really is one of the best things you can treat yourself to every day and not feel guilty about any longer Stay healthy! June 18, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES For the love of ChocolateNobody told me there would be days like these Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com

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The Phoenix Republican Club will meet Tuesday, July 8 at Shrimps R Us in Welaka. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow at 6:30. Featured speakers will be Nikki Cummings from District 1, David Buckles from District 2 and Alan Baggettt and Tara Lowe from District 5. These are non-partisan positions so their fate will be decided by the primary on Tuesday, August 26. You may order your meal from the menu but reservations are encouraged. Please contact Peg Peterson at 467-3909 or Rose Mary Kalapp at 649-0973. Drum Up Culture with the Putnam County Library System! The Putnam County Library System has recently added a new special guest to the Summer Reading Program! The Tampa Taiko Japanese Cultural Outreach program will be at all library branches during various dates over the course of the summer reading program. The Tampa Taiko Japanese Cultural Outreach Program will take place at the following locations and dates: Crescent City Branch, 610 N Summit, Crescent City, August 5, 2 p.m.; Palatka Headquarters, 601 College Rd, Palatka, August 5, 6 p.m.; Bostwick Branch, 125 Tillman Street, Palatka, August 6, 10 a.m.; Melrose Branch, 312 Wynnwood Ave., Melrose, August 6, 2 p.m.; Interlachen Branch, 133 N County Rd 315, Interlachen, August 6, 5 p.m. For more information, contact Darlene at 386329-0126. It is that time again to begin planning for the 3rd Annual Small Business Resource Fair in Putnam County. The date this year will be Tuesday, August 26 and St. Johns River State College has agreed to team up with the SBDC again! It will be from 11am-1pm. For those that have participated in the past, you understand the value that your expertise brings to the community. For those of you new to this event, you will come to recognize the same! Small Business Development Center is looking forward to your participate this year. This event is FREE, so there is no reason for you not to participate! Please let us know if you would be interested in having a display booth by Friday, June 13, I will be sure to provide you with the additional information. Contact Cheryl Lynch 386-328-3293, or email: clynch@sbdu.unf.edu to RSVP. The Archives Department of the Putnam County Headquarters Library and the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church will host 4-week Basic Genealogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in the upcoming months. The classes are being taught by Deanda Lyne, Director of the Family History Center. She will cover what is needed to know to get started, where to go to nd it, and how to record what has been found. Melrose Branch Library will host the Basic Genealogy classes beginning Friday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The remaining classes are scheduled for the same time on Fridays, September 12, 19 and 26. Please contact the Melrose Branch Library at 352-475-1237 to register for your space as seating is limited. The schedule for the remaining libraries is Tuesday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30 for Interlachen Branch Library. Crescent City Branch Library will host the program on Fridays, October 03, 10, 17, and 24. Intermediate and Advanced programs are being considered for the near future. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ravine Gardens State Park and the Friends of Ravine Gardens State Park will host a 3K/6K Costume Run on Saturday, October 25 at 8 a.m. with an award ceremony to follow. The run/walk will be held on the historic scenic drive, a tree-canopied loop following the rim of 120-foot ravines, dipping to the bottom and climbing back up for a truly challenging event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes as well as the top male and female overall nishers, and the top male/female nishers in each age group. Entry fees are $15 for those under 18, and $20 for adults. Race day registration fees are $25 per runner. Registrants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Register online at www.RaceSmith.com or register in the park ofce Monday Friday 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Civic Center lobby. For more information, please contact the park at (386) 3293721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@gmail.com. The Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce is proud to announce the PCSO Police Athletic League Sports Camp will be held again this summer at Miller Intermediate School. This will be offered at no cost to participants and lunch will be provided at no cost. It is a great opportunity to have your child involved in a structured summer program. School resource ofcers will be on site to supervise activities. Camp will take place July 14 July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 6 to 13. Camp applications must be returned to the Crescent City Police Department by July 12. Space is limited, so please respond timely to reserve your childs spot. You may contact the PCSO PAL at 386-329-0716 or 386383-9486. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ravine Gardens State Park will have a Flag Hunt in the park from July 1 8 in honor of the Fourth of July. An American ag will be hidden in Ravine Gardens State Park, located at 1600 Twigg St. Visitors are invited to nd the ag to win two one-day Florida State Park passes good for most Florida State Parks. If you nd the ag, you should bring it to the park ofce to redeem for your park passes. The ag will be hidden three times. The park ofce is located in the top oor of the Roy E. Campbell Civic Center and is open Monday Friday 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Park operating hours are from 8 a.m. sunset. This activity is free with regular park entrance of $5 per carload of two to eight people, $4 for one person in a car and $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist. For assistance or details, contact the park at (386) 329-3721. For more information, visit www.oridastateparks.org/ravinegardens. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Dunns Creek State Park and the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park will host a Fishing 101 with a Ranger class on Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ranger John will teach the basics of freshwater shing in scenic Dunns Creek. Participants should bring a shing pole and tackle; bait will be supplied. Participants must meet shing license requirements prior to attending the program. The park is located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, and boasts more than 6,200 acres of natural communities! Participants will meet at the front entrance of the park, which is under construction. Then, visitors will travel to the creek by car; four-wheel-drive is not necessary. The program is free for participants. The park entrance is located at 320 Sisco Rd off highway 17 near Pomona Park. Registration is required. Register by visiting www.freshwatershingworkshop.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call (386) 329-3721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@gmail.com. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ravine Gardens State Park will host Ranger-led Wagon Tours on Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy a guided wagon tour around the beautiful ravine at Ravine Gardens State Park, located at 1600 Twigg St., Palatka. Tours last approximately 35 minutes and will start from the front of the Roy E. Campbell Civic Center. Learn about the history of the ravine and the park and plants, animals and ecosystems that make Ravine Gardens a diverse place to visit. Each tour is limited to 20 participants. The tours are free with park entry fees and for annual pass holders. Park entry fees are $5 per vehicle for 2 8 people, $4 for single occupant vehicles, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. Please register at www.guidedwagontour.eventbrite.com. For more infor mation, call the park at (386) 329-3721. For more about Ravine Gardens State Park or Florida State Parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.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 PalatkaP O M ONA P A R K N EI G H B O RH O O D W A TC H 2nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALATKA LIONS M EETIN G PUTNA M COUNTY S HR I NE CLUB burgers PUTNA M COUNTY TEA PA R T Y Interlachen Library American Legion off Crill Ave. SC H O OL A D V ISO R Y COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 pm S E VILLE VIA MEETIN G(Village Improvement Association) SOUT H P UTNA M W O M A NS CLUB Culver Room Crescent City Public Library ST. JO H N C AT H O LIC C H U R C H C A RD P A R T Y Hwy 20 Interlachen SUN D A Y D I NNE R Bass Capital Shrine Club T H E H E A R T O F PUTNA M C OALITION Palatka Christian Service Center US COAST G U A R D AUXILIA R Y M EETIN G homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall US VETE RA NS POST 104 Mon. One Pot Meal Wed. All Day Free Pool State Rd 19 Palatka VFW POST 3349 Selling Sandwiches Wed. 1 pm Veterans Rd Tbl INTE R L AC H E N BABE R U T H LEA G U E M EE TIN G S Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPERS OF PUT NA M COUNTY Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie Beekeepersofputnamcounty.org C R E SCENT CITY YAC H T C LUB ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS C EL EB R A TION G R OUP S at. 4 pm Howe Memorial Methodist Church A D D I CTION COUNSELIN G N arconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screen D rugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today ASSISTANCE FO R FLO R I D A SE R V ICES Tues. 10 am Trinity Episcopal Church CELEB R A TE R E COVE R Y Dunns Creek Baptist Church C R E SCENT CITY TOPS Tues. 9 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Church LEE CONLEE H OUSE Victim Advocate in Crescent City QUIVANNO P R O BIOTICS WO R K S H O P Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic SENIO R F R I EN D S CENTE R M on. 11 am Yoga Tues. 9:15 am Line Dance Wed. 1 pm Game Day Butler Bldg Conf. Room Putnam Community Medical Center ST R O KE SU R V IVO RS OF PALATKA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes TAI C H I C LASS Georgetown Community Center T H E E D G A R JO H N SON SENIO R C ENTE R T ues. 10 am Seniors vs Crime TOPS FLO R I D A # 435 Welaka Tues. 9 am First Baptist Church of Welaka VIOLENCE INTE R V ENTION & P R E VENTION P R O G R A M P utnam County Health Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline A LA D I ES A R O UN D T H E LAKE M EETIN G Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center A M E R I CAN LE G I ON POST 45 Sat. All you can eat breakfast CO M M U NITY T H R I FT S H O P Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist ChurchCrescent City H U M A NE SOCIETY OF NO R T H EAST FLO R I D A Closed Sun. & Mon. 112 Norma St. Hollister Humane Society Thrift Store Sat. 9 am 5 pm Closed Sunday M T CA R M E L CO M M U NITY R E SOU R CE CENTE R I NC. Mon. 10 am 2 pm PALATKA C H R I STIAN SE R V ICE CENTE R SECON D T I M E A R O UN D S H O P Community United Methodist Church Lake Como SOUT H P UTNA M C H R I STIAN SE R V ICE CENTE R 219 N. Summit St. T H R I FT STO R E 4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue Downtown Crescent City PUTNA M COUNTY H O M E CO M M U NITY E D U CATO RS ( H C E) 2nd Wed. Agriculture Building Call Mary Ellen Clifton SOUT H P UTNA M M E D ICAL M I SSION Free Medical Care for ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS Church of the Holy Comforter ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS A NEW LIFE GR O UP Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS LIBE R T Y GR O UP First Presbyterian Church ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS CELEB R A TION GR O UP Thur. noon Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H O LICS ANONY M OUS Highland Ave. Lake Como HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSA M E R I CAN LE G I ON POST 293 Dinner AZALEA CITY C R U ISE RS Every 4th Sat. 5 p.m. Woodys BBQ State Rd 19 Palatka B AS S C A PITAL VFW P O ST 1 0177 Crescent City Womans Club BOY SCOUTS T R O OP #42 CUB SCOUTS PACK 42 VENTU R E C R E W SCOUTIN G 42 (only when school is in session) Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City C R E ATE! A R T ISTS G U IL D OF NO R T H F LO R I D A Larimer Art Center C R E SCENT CITY M OOSE LO D G E Dinner Public Invited F R A TE R NAL ORD E R OF EA G L ES INTE R LAC H EN Weekdays 4 pm Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers State Rd 20 Interlachen F R A TE R NAL ORD E R OF EA G L ES 4355 Tues. & Wed. 1 pm Pinochle Wed. 5 pm Tacos FR U ITLAN D P E NINSULA HISTO R I CAL S O CIETY G I R L SCOUTS St. John the Baptist Catholic Church H I STO R I C CENT R A L ACA D E M Y Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTE R LAC H EN LIONS CLUB PALATKA A M AT EU R R A D I O CLUB Palatka Library PALATKA D U PLICATE B R I D G E C LUB Wed. 10 am Bring lunch C R E SCENT CITY D U PLICATE B R I D G E C LUB Crescent City Lessons Available SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Immigration Problems?We Can Help! 386-586-6985 American Immigration Attorneys P.L.C.C. 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June 18, 2014 B3 Humana is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in a Humana plan depends on contract renewal. Humana Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans are available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the state and Medicare. Humana Chronic SNP plans are available to individuals with certain chronic diseases. To qualify for a Chronic Disease Special Needs Plan, physician diagnosis of applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 1-800-843-4352, TTY: 711, 8 a.m. 8 p.m., Monday Friday.Y0040_GHHHS8EEN_DM Accepted DAY 6/14 rfntbt ffttttftntfnttt tntffnfttttttnf rfnt ff tntt t tt bb fnt trttnfn rf frffbbfbbnf What & Where! Where! Where! & & & Fun! & & & & Food Parker House: Happy Hours 4-8 p.m. Daily. 12 oz. Can Beer $1.75 & $2.75 well drinks. Porkys: Karaoke urs. 7 p.m.-till? Sun. 5p.m.-till? Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. River Pub: Bikers Always Welcome! Fri. 7 p.m. to close Live Music by River Town 3-Ds Saloon: Every Wed. @ 8p.m. Karaoke by: Bualo Munn. Open Pool Tourney Ball urs. @ 7 p.m. Ball Fri. @ 9 p.m. & Landing-Marina-Wild Hog Saloon K a r a o k eThurs. 7 p.m.Till? / Sun. 5 p.m.Till? L ounge H oursSun. Thurs. Noon to Midnight Fri. & Sat. Noon to 2 a.m. R estaurant H oursFriday Sunday 9 a.m. 4 p.m.Motel NO PETS Boat Ramp Covered Dock BEER ICE TVReservations/Restaurant: 386-467-3956 Fax: 386-467-0026 120 Georgetown Landing Rd. Georgetown, FL 323139 On The St. Johns River Open 7 Days A Week COLDEST BEER IN TOWN KARAOKE By: Buffalo Munn Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Open Pool Tournament Thurs at 7 p.m. Eight Ball Fri at 7 p.m. Nine Ball Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-Till? Sunday 1 p.m.-Till? 101 S. 10th St. Palatka 386-530-2282 Daily Happy Hour Specials 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m. Parker House Liquor Store & LoungeSummer SpecialsHappy Hour Daily 4-8 p.m. $2 Domestics Beers $2.75 Well Drinks DRIVE THRUOTTO143 NORTH SUMMIT ST. CRESCENT CITY, FLORIDA 32112 386-698-2397 Serving Florida Since 1983 Lunch and Dinner Specials Monday-Thursday 11-9 FRUITLAND / GEORGETOWN CR 308 & 309 ON LEFT 386-467-8666 P ATIO D INING B IKERS W ELCOME Join Us At The Tiki Bar! All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Only $8 .99 Or Visit Us On The Web At http://RIVERPUBITALIANGRILLE.COM/ Two Medium 5 Topping Pizzas Only $19 .95 Open July 4 th SUPER DEALS! Photo special to the Courier Journal Local, Steven Kirby was recently promoted to Staff Sargent in the U.S. Air Force. Steven is pictured with his mother Lori Kirby, left and his wife Toni Kirby, right.USAF Promotion Vote for Colonel Bud Surratt Republican for County Commissioner, District 4 Dedicated to Putnam CountyFORQuality of life Economic Development Infrastructure Recreation Environment Public Facilities EducationMasters Business Administration OrganizationsBetter Place Plan Dist. 4 Representative United Way of Putnam County Board St. Vincent de Paul Society Board Emergency Food & Shelter Previous Member/County Planning Board Previous Member / West Putnam Arts Committee St. John Catholic Church Member Reader and Eucharist minister Previous board member Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Paid by Colonel Bud Surratt, Republican for District 4 County Commissioner P.O. Box 669, Interlachen, FL 32148 386-684-6906 budsurratt@hotmail.com FIND THISWIN $250.00Each week for 12 weeks the Putnam County Courier Journal will run a partial picture with a clue of a location in Downtown Palatka.Pick up your official answer form at the Palatka Welcome Center or at www.PalatkaDowntown.com. Sponsored by The Putnam County Courier Journal and Downtown Palatka, Inc. Winner will be announced at the Gem City Shrimp Blast, August 29-30. Call 386-328-0909 for more details. Check the website for previous pictures and clues.Here is your first clue:I watched over generations of your children.Here is your second clue:Mmm..mmm good.Downtown Palatka Treasure Hunt 3

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Iron Man from page A1 B4 CROSSWORD PUZZLE Solution is on page B2 SUDOKUSolution is on page B2 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. 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. US Hwy 17, Crescent City www.cckennel.us386-698-2777 ELECTRICIAN HANDYMAN Service Windows Windows Painting Painting Doors Doors Powerwashing Painting Powerwashing Painting Debris Removal Painting Debris Removal Painting 386-559-1554 Windows CLEANING SERVICES Trent Electric Inc.30+ Years ExperienceEC 0002532Commercial ResidentialLocated in Crescent City 386-698-4777 Cell: 321-229-1241jjhoffman@gmail.com Crescent City Located in Crescent City 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 INSTALLATION FANTASTIC Cleaning ServiceCommercial & Residential Great Service & Reasonable Rates32 Years of Experience 386-624-8877 Henry Smith Enterprise Inc. Ceramic. Marble. Vinyl. Tile Installation Tub to Shower Conversion Counter-top Back-splash386-559-0630Licensed & Insured TREE WORKSTree ServiceLot Clearing &Stump Removal 386-698-232 3(H) 386-937-917 5(C)Owner: Kevin EasthamLICENSED & INSURED TREE SERVICE In League Scramble play at Live Oak Golf and Country Club Friday, June 13, 13 players, nine men and four women, were divided into four teams. The two winning teams, with six players, posted a low score of 32. Members from one winning team were Pat Freeman, Larry McKenzie, and Ben Barr. Members of the other winning team were Carol Harrahill, Ken Thompson, and Steve Hink. The following team posted a low score of 33, and the remaining team posted a low score of 38. Closest to the pin with the second shot on Hole #8 with 16 inches was Larry McKenzie. Second closest with 34 inches was Chuck Mincino. Golf at Live Oak The West Putnam Arts Committee and the Arts Council of Great er Palatka are having a S ummer Solstice con cert with Keith Peters a nd Talking Stick on Saturday, June 21, at the caboose in Interlachen. The concert starts at 5 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of great music. This concert is free and open to the public. Keith Peters has been creating his own brand of music for five decades. His evolving band, Talking Stick, has mor phed over the years to e mbrace elements of jazz, swing, reggae, bos sa, calypso, folk, coun try, R&R, etc. Members i nclude Richard Bas sil-bass, Mark Jacobyh arp, new member Wal ter Jonespercussion, a nd Keithguitars/vo cal. T alking Stick music is upbeat & engaging. They have been described as A Lively Pop Band, em phasizing rhythmic ex pression, with a unique, m ulti-genre sound of their own. I agree! Concerts are sup ported in part by The A rts Council, the West Putnam Arts Commit tee, the Putnam Coun ty Tourist Development C ouncil, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cul tural Affairs and the F lorida Council on Arts and Culture, and the City of Palatka. For more information, call Rissi at 386.972.4324 or visit www.artsinput nam.org Eleven Different Sizes from 5x5 to 12x20TWO LOCATIONSBehind Kangaroo on Paradise Shores Road, Crescent City(includes fenced outside storage area) and County Road 309, Fruitland386-698-2002 P&F MINI WAREHOUSE STORAGEPhoto special to the Courier Journal Talking Stick will be preforming at the Caboose in Interlachen on Saturday, June 21. Talking Stick Special to theCourier Journal

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