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If you have not heard about the many children being left alone in hot v ehicles lately, you have not been lis tening. According t o www.ggweather. com/heat/, 18 chil dren have died in non -crash related vehicle incidents so far this year. Many of these children die due to heat stroke because of the rapid increase of tempera ture inside the vehi cle. Heatstroke sets i n when the body isnt able to cool it self quickly enough. A c hilds body heats up three to five times faster than an adults, making them more suscep tible to heatstroke. W hen a childs in ternal temperature re aches 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down, and when that tempera ture reaches 107 de grees, the child can d ie. On an 80 degree day, the temperature inside of a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 min utes and keeps get ting hotter with each p assing minute. And cracking the win dow doesnt help! S ource Safekids. org, Putnam Coun ty Emergency Ser vices and Safe Kids a re asking everyone to help protect kids by remembering to ACT. A: Avoid heat stroke-related injury a nd death by nev er leaving your child a lone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when youre not in it so kids can get in by themselves. C: Create remind ers by putting some thing in the back o f your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if youre not follow ing your normal rou tine. T : Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency person nel want you to call. W e are trained to re spond to these situa tions. One call could s ave a life. For additional re sources please visit t hese valuable web sites: safekids.org, w ww.kidsandcars. org/heatstroke.html. Inside The Welaka State Forest Ofce is celebrating Smokey Bears 70th birthday. Come Satur day, August 9, from 12 until 2 p.m. Stop by the forest ofce to have your photo taken with Smokey Bear as well as games, activities, and cupcakes for kids of all ages. This is a free event. Paul FlateauPutnam County Fire & EMS Full Moon Paddle and Movie on Melrose Bay. A moon light paddle complete with a movie and pass-around picnic. Boat Launch at end of Trout Street in Melrose. Friday, August 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The movie will be shown at the end of a dock and can be viewed from kayaks. Meet at the boat launch at the end of Trout Street at 7 p.m. to start. Bring pass around food to share and your beverage of choice. This paddle is for experienced pad dlers only. Putnam Blueways and Trails sponsors daytime trips that are more appro priate for new paddlers. Boat light, whistle, and PFD are mandatory. For more informa tion email putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail. com or visit w ww.putnambluewaysandtrails. org. Smokey Bears 70th BirthdayThere will be a school packet giveaway at St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. John Conference, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 8 on 111 N. Francis Street in Interlachen. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more details call 386684-2797.Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices......B5 Way Back When....A4 The City of Crescent City will hold Movies in the Park featuring Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 in Eva Lion Park on Saturday, August 9 at dusk, rain or shine. In case of rain the event will be moved to City Halls Commission Meeting room. Bring your blankets and low back chairs. There will be hotdogs, popcorn and drinks available. Movies in the Park Spark a Reaction School Packet Giveaway Full Moon Paddle The Putnam County Library System is hav ing a Spark A Reaction: Graphic Novel work shop in all its locations. Each location will create one chapter. When completed all chap ters will be collected and published. Each participant will receive a copy of the novel. They will meet on August 8 and 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Crescent City Li brary. Registration is not required and is free to teens and tweens. Putnam CountyBe aware of children and heat stroke A Soldier is Remembered Photos by Mike Jones 50 Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Panama Canals 100th Birthday The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canals 100th birth day this August with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event. Opening Aug. 9, Panama: Tropical Ecosystem focuses on the regions biodiversity and the cultural impor tance of nature in a country of rain forests, volcanic beaches and mountains. On display through May 31, 2015, the exhibit features photographs, stereographs, plant illustra tions, books and artifacts highlighting the rich variety of flora and fauna in the land between North and South America. William B.J. Lau rie, past Editor/Pub lisher of the Putnam C ounty Courier Jour nal a nd former Cres cent City Commissioner, is in his third w eek of stem cell ther apy in Panama City, P anama. Two years and four-months after a vehicle accident that rendered him a quad riplegic. T he therapy con sist of one injection o f nine million stem cells in his spinal canal per week and two IV injections of 18 million stem cells into his blood stream per week. The stem cell therapy is done in conjunction with physical therapy ve days a week. Laurie states that he feels more like himself since begin ning the treatments i n late July. Though Laurie has not no ticed any improve ment in movement or m uscle control in his hands or feet yet, he has reported an in crease in strength, i mprovement in blood pressure, and an in crease in stamina. A lthough he has had an increase in mus cle spasms, which ac cording to the Stem C ell Institute, it is a good thing. He will remain at the Institute in Pan ama until late August a nd will then begin more physical therapy back in Florida, which is designed to help the stem cell thera py reconnect nerve e ndings and replace the damaged spinal cord cells. Laurie, his family and friends hope that this hard work will one day help him regain more hand control so that he may become more inde pendent and/or may be even walk again s omeday. Hope Stems from Therapy in Panama YOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year! Photos by Mike Jones Photos by Mike Jones Photos by Mike Jones Photos by Mike Jones Saturday, August 2, members of the Putnam and Volusia VFW, along with friends and family of Charles M. Robinson, a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army who pasted in 2005, attended an event to honor Robinson, by placing a headstone at his previously unmarked grave in Pierson. Robinsons son, Charles Robinson, Jr. (bottom left) was presented with the American Flag as well as three spent shells, from a four man, three shot volley, to honor his fathers memory. The event was sponsored by the Putnam County Courier Journal. The Arlington style headstone was donated by Affordable Headstones of Jacksonville and owers by the Crescent City Flower shop. Photo by Ryan Trammell William B.J. Laurie (middle) and his mother Laura Turner (left) at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Mike Jones Staff Writer


According to all of the commercials on TV and the ads in the papers, the time has come once again; August is the month that brings summer to a close and heralds a brand new school year. National Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month August is also National Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month. With school starting its a perfect opportunity to get the kids eyes checked during their yearly school physicals. One in four children worldwide has vision impairment, and of those ages three to five, one in 20 have a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. For more information please go to www.preventblind ness.org National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Every year in August the National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) pro vides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. This year the Center for Disease Control has broken the campaign down into a 4-week themed event. A Healthy Start (Aug. 3-9) Vaccines are the safe, proven way to protect children from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. Every dose of vaccine is important to protect against infectious diseases like the flu, measles and whooping cough (pertussis) that can be life threatening for newborns and young babies. You can provide the best protection by following the recommended immu nization schedule giving your baby every vaccine she needs, when she needs it and by making sure those who will be around your baby are vaccinated, too. Back to School (Aug. 10-16) When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community and people with weakened immune systems. Schools are highly sus ceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases because students can easily transmit illnesses to one another as a result of poor hand washing, uncovered coughs and dense populations. Off to the Future (Aug. 17-23) Getting ready for college or your future career means making sure you are up to date on all doses of the recommended vaccines. Because some diseases can spread quickly in settings like college dorms and classrooms, many colleges and universities have vaccination requirements for school entry. Not Just for Kids (Aug. 24-30) All adults should get vaccines to protect their health including Flu and pneumonia vaccines as well as those for shingles, hep atitis and HPV Immunization is especially important for adults 60 years of age and older, and for those who have a chronic condition. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, August 14, 7 p.m.CRA Board Meeting, August 14, 7 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, August 14, 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 WelakaTown Council Meeting, August 12, 6:30 p.m.Code Enforcement Meeting, Tuesday, August 12, 5 p.m. Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 p.m.Town Hall, Fourth Ave. Meets 2nd Tues of the month. 386-467-9800. www.Welaka-FL.govTown Council of Pomona Park Town Council Meeting, August 12, 6 p.m.Beautification Committee Meeting, August 12, 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 CommissionersAugust 12, 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 August 19, 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. OPINIONFrom Me to YouLetters 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 Laura Berardi Production Assistant 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 If the odds makers in Vegas had a bet for the biggest idiot in Washington, it would be between Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. Theres no doubt in my mind that Pelosi would take the win. Oh yes, Nancy has out done herself this time. I thought the biggest idiot phrase in history was, We have to pass it to see whats in it, but that was before her latest brain dead statement. This past week on CNN, she must have been off her medica tion when she made the comment, And we have to confer with Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian origination. HUH? Wait; let me get this straight, Pelosi has been talking to the Qataris? Oh yes, she said they have told her, OVER and OVER AGAIN, which means she has had more than one conversation with this terrorist funding group. Hey Nancy, in case you dont remember, when you were the Speaker of the House, this Palestinian branch of the extremist Muslim Brotherhood has been on the State Departments list of foreign terrorist organizations since 1997. The fact is Nancy, you have drank too much of your masters Kool-Aid. The Qa taris has a long history of providing shelter, repower and cash to Hamas, Al Ja zeera and their satellite networks, and their biggest funder is your boss, President Obama. Oh yes Nancy, you were right there this past week when your boss stood before a group of Muslims and said, Thank you for building America. Have you all gone delusional in Washington? This country was not built by a group of people who want to behead anyone for not believing in their god. Our people, hardworking Americans, farmers, the Chinese, the blacks, and the Irish, not terrorist, built it. The problem with Washington is there is no way to vote for just one village idiot, because there are so many, so let me move on to President Obama and John Kerry who are trying to destroy Israel. I am so sick of our leaders trying to make deals with terrorist. Now the Obama Administration is seeking the Qataris help in trying to negotiate a ceasere be tween Hamas and Israel. Are you kidding me? Hamas will never stop trying to destroy Israel. Hamas has made it clear that they will not stop until every person in Israel is dead! Obama needs to quit striking deals with terrorist groups, instead he needs to stand with Israel and wipe Hamas off the map, because after they are done with Israel, bet your bottom dollar they will come for the U.S.A, just like they have promised, and they will do it with the weapons and cash that Obama and this administration have given them in conjunction with the Qataris. Dont just take my word for this, watch theses idiots on T.V live every night, and you will see what Im talking about. In the end we only have ourselves to blame for letting the village idiots run our country into the ground. Call your government ofcials and demand that they do the job you are paying them for. Everyone has an opinion and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but, Thats How I See It.The New Village IdiotDear Editor: It is dismaying to see that a disgraced former Volusia County judge, Steven N. DeLaroche, is a candidate for circuit judge in the August 26 primary. DeLaroche resigned as county judge February 8, 2007. Floridas Judicial Qualifications Commission, the agency responsible for disciplining or removing errant judges, had charged him with six initial violations alleging corrupt acts while on the bench in charges filed in July 2006. Following a personal appearance at an evidentiary hearing before an Investigative Panel of the Judicial Qualifications Commission on July 13, 2006, to answer these initial six counts, DeLaroche was charged with three additional counts, citing three instances of knowingly presenting false and/or misleading testimony and a false and/or misleading affidavit at the hearing. In its order of October 12, 2006, the panel found, by a greater than two-thirds supermajority, that probable cause existed on all of the charges, including the findings of presenting the false/misleading testimony and affidavit. DeLaroche was looking at formal proceedings to be removed from office. Rather than face the commission again, he resigned his office. The case was ultimately dismissed, as the commissions sanction, i.e. removal from office, had been achieved. At that point, there was no necessity to proceed to the formal hearing. It is clear that the case was dismissed in March 2007 only because DeLaroche resigned from office. The dismissal states, The basis for the dismissal is Judge DeLaroches resignation and Governor Crists acceptance of his resignation. Six years later, DeLaroche had the audacity to run for Clerk of the Circuit Court against incumbent Diane Matousek and another candidate. He came in third in the three-party race after Ms. Matousek publicized his sordid record. Now, DeLaroche has loaned his judicial campaign in excess of $130,000 and apparently seeks to buy his way back to judicial office by financially overwhelming his opponents. During the present campaign, DeLaroche has been claiming that he was charged with hav ing simply mishandled one traffic ticket. This is nonsense. The one mishandled ticket is described in the charging instrument detailing multiple separate instances of judicial corruption. Then, after presenting false testimony about the matter, DeLaroche was charged with three additional counts of what was essentially perjury. The final Amended Notice of Formal Charges, which lays all of this out in detail, is at: www. floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/06/06-1376/Filed_10-12-2006_ AmendedFormalCharges.pdf The general counsel for the Judicial Qualifications Commission pointed out to the press when DeLaroche qualified that prior misconduct, while a lawyer or a judge in another ca pacity, can be the basis for renewed charges. There is every reason to believe that this would happen should DeLar oche be elected; he may well be subjected to early removal. We should not take that chance. His ethics, as currently displayed, are suspect when he blatantly mis characterizes the depth and extent of the serious charges that led to his forced resignation. As a for mer chief circuit judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Putnam County, I have a keen interest in preserving and protecting the excellent judiciary we now enjoy. There are impeccable candidates in each of the several judicial races at stake in this election season. DeLaroche is not among them. Sincerely, John J. Upchurch Daytona Beach The Putnam County Courier Journal welcomes your letters to the Editor. Letters should be brief and legibly written. To be published, letters 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. Judicial Misconduct by DeLaroche Facebook ChatYes because so much good can come from one plant. For example people who suffer from cancer will not be drained from Chemo, Plus Im pretty sure crimes rate will de crease. S ammy Bogan Crescent City We asked our Facebook friends:Do you think marijuana will be legalized in Florida?Unfortunately yes. But I will be voting against it come No vember. Steven Pugh Pomona Park Yes I do. I have med ical issues that this w ould help with. Dina Sullivan Pomona Park Why vote against it if you think it should be? Its for medical use anyway not like they are lighting it up in the streets (not yet anyway). Why vote no when it could save a childs life that has nu merous amounts of sei zures a week or to the c ancer patient that needs it cause they are dying? Kristi Darren Judd Pomona Park Dear Editor: Have you noticed how loud the frogs are this summer? And how numerous! Its a sign of plenty of rain and a healthy environment. In my yard there are the small green tree frogs, spotted leopard frogs, and brown toads. One tree frog gets on our screen porch, and when you are sitting quietly reading, will suddenly yell so loudly you jump out of your skin! Then others outside will start up, randomly croaking at first, then as if there were a conductor, they get synchronized and sing and sing, then suddenly stop. Just like that. Who or what makes that happen? I saw on Nature on PBS that the louder the song, the more attractive the male frog is to female frogs, kind of like some human teenagers! Thereby ensuring a future of louder and louder frogs. Natural selection, you know. You gotta love frogs. Weve had guests from Outside who say the frogs keep them awake at nigh. Well, la di dah. Patricia Maden Crescent CityThe Sounds of Nature, Frogs 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. For medicinal pur poses I believe it will be legalized. Legal ization for recre ational use will be the biggest fight. Winston Miller Crescent City e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital!


On June 14, one of our own Crescent City residents was nominated as a recipient of the A. Phillip Randolph Phenomenal Women of Putnam County Community Service Award. The ceremony was sponsored by the Juneteeth Committee of Crescent City. The person honored was Mrs. Agnes Barnes. Agnes is a great asset to our community. She is married to James Barnes, has six children and 11 grandchildren. Agnes is a never say no person. She helps everyone in the community whenever possible. Agnes worked for the Putnam County School Board for over 25 years, before retiring in 2005. Upon retiring she still nds time to work a few days a week at the elementary school. She loves children. Agnes is a member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Palatka where Rev. James McGriff is pastor. At her church she holds several positions. She is president of the Lay Department, secretary of Mass Choir, sings in the Mass Choir. secretary of the Trustee Department, trustee, Sunday School teacher, Kitchen Committee, and helps with the youth department. Do you think thats all? Well, not so. In the community she still stays busy as a bee. Agnes is a member of the Crescent City Womens Club, volunteers at the Catholic Thrift Shop, visits nursing homes and elderly in the community, and she is the owner and director of her own business, Barnes Tender Loving Care Services for the Elderly. On Saturday, Au gust 9, Agnes will be honored with another award sponsored by her church. The event is a yearly fundraiser called The Hall of Fame Banquet, where people of Putnam County are honored. She was asked re cently where did she nd all the energy to do the things she does and she replied that the Lord gives her the strength she needs, especially if she can help others in need. Her favorite motto is, If I can help somebody as Im passing by, then my living will not be in vain. Again, congratulations for your dedicated and devoted services. Long Time Friends Irene Hundley and I took a drive to Jacksonville re cently to have lunch with long time friends Zella Rouse and Pat Johnson. It was fun. We have been neighbors and friends for 30 years or more. Pat gave us a tour of the old and new Jacksonville. Irene and Niman had lived all over Jacksonville in their younger days. Pat drove by my Nicks home where he grew up. We had lunch at Tom and Bettys Restaurant. It was very good. We visited and took owers and ags to Ev ergreen and Riverside Cemeteries were Niman and Wayne are buried. It was a nostalgic and en joyable day. Thanks Pat and Zella. We dont see the Rouses very much since they sold their lake place. Zella looks great and Millard is spending some time at Cypress Gardens at Clear Bridge. Fitness Center News Personal trainer Troy has changed his hours to Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 11 a.m. Make your appointments with him. Join yoga instructor Christina on Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. for a wonderful time of meditation and exercises. Landscaping around the Putnam Family Fit ness Center buildings has started. Please let the front desk know if you would like to adopt an area to landscape. Thanks to Catherin F. and Cindy H. for planting the holly bushes donated by Weldons Nursery. If you can help in any way call 386-649-8784. Golf Tournament Putnam Family Fitness Center is holding its First Annual Golf Tourna ment/Best Ball Scramble on Sept. 20. It will be held at Palatka Golf Course on 1715 Mosley Avenue. It is $50 per player; play as part of a team or you can be matched up with oth er single/double players. Cost includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Lunch will be held after the tournament at the clubhouse. Please join them for this fun chari ty event and help PFFC raise funds that will be used to continue its mission to enhance the quality of life in the com munity through health promoting programs and physical activities run mostly by volunteers. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Tee off time is 9 a.m. There will be cash prizes for rst and second place teams and closest to the pin(Men and Ladies sep arately). There will also be mulligan sales, a put ting contest, and a 50/50 rafe. If you can play in this tournament send your check to PFFC lo cated at 213 Perry St, Pomona Park, 32181. Come to the center or call Karen Landin at 386467-8731. She will send you an application. Library Activities The local libraries are busy with summer pro grams like Work on a Pro gressive Graphic Novel, hosted by Aoell Couliette and Alan Kreglo. Partici pants will write and draw a chapter of the graphic novel, which will then be passed on to the next location where the next chapter will be created. This idea was used by ESO(Epso Sigma Organi zation) the Crescent City Womens Reading Group in writing a book titled, For All the Wrong Rea sons. Chick Flick fun book. The Crescent City Library will be meeting Friday and Saturday, Au gust 8 and 9 at 9:30 a.m. to work on their chapter. Call 386-698-2600 for more information. GraduationGreg and Marge Sea shore took a trip to Pennsylvania to attend their oldest granddaugh ter, Samanthas, high school graduation. There was a party afterwards with family and friends. They next visited Marges brother in Newcastle, Maryland and then spent time with Gregs family in Maryland. Great trip, but they are glad to be home. Visitors from New York Heather Moore and An thony Frisino from New York were visitors in our area recently. They visited with their uncle Ed Cridge, cousin Ruth Taylor, and us. Heathers grandparents, Bill and Lorna Cridge, are dear friends of ours. Her mom, Elaine Moore, has also been a recent visitor to Florida. Neighborhood Watch There will be no Neighborhood Watch meetings in August for Pomona Park. Everyone is advised to attend National Nite Out on Tuesday, August 5 at Morgan Park. Movie in the Park Come watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meat balls 2 at dusk on Au gust 9 in Eva Lyon Park. Bring your blankets and low back chairs and join your neighbors for a fun lled evening of movies, drinks and popcorn. In case of rain the mov ie will be shown in the City of Crescent City, City Halls Commission Room. Correction In the July 9 edition there was a misprint in the Great American Brass Band Festival in which we incorrectly stated that Jim Foerster played the harp. He plays the principle horn. Sorry about that Jim! Christian Burns, Happy First Birthday, with mom Trisha. COMMUNITYGolf Tournament, Fitness Center News and Movie in the Park August 6 A3 Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comStarting on the left: Pat Johnson, Zella Rouse, Irene Hundley, and Beth Carter. 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A4 OUR TO WN Way Back When... We print Wedding, Birth and Anniversary announcements at NO charge.Call 386-698-1644 or e-mail pccjnews@gmail.com Putnam County Putnam County July 16, 1964Finalists in golf tourney to 25 years agoAugust 6, 1964 Florida at the Worlds Fair Fabulous Florida with its many attractions set in a tropical wonderland offers fun and excite ment for the entire family at the Worlds Fair in New York City. Continuous entertainment is the keynote of the exhibit. The show stopper is the thrilling live porpoise show, first ever seen at the Worlds Fair and the most popular attraction at the present fair. 50 years ago Years Ago...August 11, 1939 Low electrical costs Residential electric service costs less in Crescent City than it does in the majority of Florida cities the latest Federal Power Commission reports show. Although the 1930 census gave Crescent City only 955 population, just seven of the 65 Florida communities between 1,000 and 2,500 population have lower rates for users of 250 kwh monthly. 75 years ago 10 years agoAugust 4, 2004 Clark named All-State If you havent heard of Dexter Clark, a star player on the Crescent City Jr.-Sr. High School basket ball team, you will. He is six feet six inches tall and a whiz on the court. Dexter has high hopes of becoming a professional basketball player. If his stats are any indication, hes a shoe-in. 5 years agoAugust 5, 2009 Palatka Yacht Club com pletes 10th annual boating trip to St. Marys, GA 12 members and six guests of the Palatka Yacht Club attended a 3-day boating trip to St. Marys, GA. According to past Commodore David Girardin and organizer of this years event, As a club, we have been boating to the St. Marys area for over 10 years. During that time, we have only been able to circumnavigate Cumberland Island about four times. Regardless, we always have a good time exploring the area. August 2, 1989 Lake Como man nishes 3,900-mile trip Lake Comos Neal Stults was willing to tackle 3,900 miles of hard road, but the last 39 yards looked like too much. Stults, arriving home last Friday afternoon after a 62day, Washington state-to-Florida solo bicycle trip, passed up the powder sand lane that fronts his house to pedal a little farther up Lake Como Drive so he could cross a neighbors grass and slip through his back yard. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. Artist of the Month for AugustIn her artist state ment, Laverne Wil liams talks of the Magic Moment moments that catch your breath, make you smile, or touch your heart. Laverne is a master at catch ing that moment on canvas, says Eve lyn Snyder, Gallery Chairman for the Arts Council of Greater Palatka, After enjoy ing Lavernes work at regional shows, I just had to invite her to do a show here for us. Beginning with an opening reception on Friday, August 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., area folks can take home a moment that speaks to them from these wonderful paintings. The dis play will be in the Art Councils home, the Larimer Arts Cen ter, at 216 Reid Street in Palatka. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The show will be on display through the month until Saturday, Au gust 23. For many years, Wil liams sold her art in shows with her hus band, Robert Wil liams, a full time wa tercolorist who died in 2004. That is where the Memories come in, says Snyder, This show will include a memorial tribute to Robert, showcasing a selection of his origi nal watercolors that are for sale. Robert F. Williams captured the many moods of Florida in his subtle renderings of birds, native archi tecture, lighthouses, Key West style homes, boats, and lush trop ical landscapes found throughout Florida and its surrounding islands. His images are featured in many commercial set tings throughout Florida, includ ing model homes in master-planned com munities, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, H.C.A. Blake Hospital in Bradenton, furni ture stores, interior design studios, and Palm Beach Coun ty Aids Clinic. Many private collectors also treasure his paint ings. He attended Indi ana State University majoring in Fine Art, and was an Indiana Covered Bridge artist in scenic Parke Coun ty. He was a resident of Tampa and then Naples from 1986 un til his death of heart disease in 2004 Laverne subjects are primarily birds, wildlife, Florida land scapes, children on the beach, lighthous es, and covered bridg es. The mediums for her paintings are acrylic, watercolor, and colored pencils, often with the addi tion of mixed media for emphasis. She uses her own exten sive collections of photographs as ref erence for her paint ings. Custom paint ings and portraits are available to clients specifications. In addition to paint ing full time Laverne is involved in sev eral other artistic ventures. She has participated in the Federal Duck Stamp workshop and con test, placing in 1999. While in Indiana, she lived and paint ed in Parke County, which is known as The Covered Bridge Capital of the World. She is a member of the Covered Bridge Art Association, owns property there, and participates in the annual show from October 13 to 21. She has been the owner of Art and Rugs by Design since 2005, were she designs custom art, custom rugs, and carpets for designers, stores, and for manu facturers. She graduated from Lipscomb Universi ty with a Bachelor of Arts, in Art with a minor in Interior De sign. She took gradu ate classes at Middle Tennessee State Uni versity, and received a Master of Science de gree in Art from Indi ana State University. For more visit http:// www.lavernesart bydesign.com/ For more info please visit www.artsinput nam.org or call 386328-8998. Its Summertime! wiydradio.com or wplk.com LISTEN anytime, any place! 800 AM The Music of Your Day Visit wiydradio.com and listen on-line!NOW STREAMING LIVE!1260 AMWIYD WIYD Classic Country We invite you to take us with you to the beach or on vacation because we are streaming live 24 hrs a day! WE HAVE ALL YOUR GOLF CART NEEDS!Batteries Tires Chargers 611 N. Palm Ave, Palatka 386-328-9024Deliver & Installation AvailableFrom the pages of the Crescent City Journal of August 6, 1959, comes the fol lowing plea for help from the public. Yes, folks, right here in River City. We can only say that we are grateful that such an undertaking is not necessary to day! EMERGENCY POLIO DRIVE Date of Campaign set for last two weeks this month At a meeting of the Putnam County Chapter of The Na tional Foundation held recently, the lo cal chapter decided that an emergency drive for polio funds would have to be con ducted in the county this summer to raise money to complete paying for patient aid rendered to polio patients for last year and prior years, and to provide money for any new cases the county might have this year. George Hamilton, local businessman and civic leader, ac cepted the appoint ment as Emergency Drive Chairman. He asked that all those who will volunteer their time and efforts to help him conduct a successful campaign contact him as soon as possible so that plans can be nalized for the drive.Debt for Patient CareThe Chapter is seri ously in debt for pa tient care rendered local polio victims from last year. At this time the amount is in excess of $4,000 and there are no funds with which to assist new cases that may occur in the county this fall. The onset of po lio cases started in this county last Sep tember and if there should be a similar number this year the local Chapter, without an Emergency Drive, would have no funds with which to aid the victims. Headquarters of the National Foundation has provided $8,800 to the local Chapter within the past two years to meet the need in this coun ty but their Chapter Aid Fund is complete ly exhausted at this time and they will not have additional funds to help out the local Chapter for several months.Co-operation RequestedThe local situation could become very critical very fast and the fullest coopera tion of the people is urgently requested to help combat this menace to the county. Dates for the Emer gency Drive have been set for the last two weeks in August, and all of the money raised will be kept in the County Chapter. Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Each 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.Downtown Palatka Treasure Hunt 10 FIND THISHere is your first clue:I once housed a Freemans School and have been on this site for 131 years.Here is your second clue:I am located in a section of Downtown Palatka once known as Newtown Special to the Courier Journal Laverne Williams Robert WilliamsMom and the Kids


Jesus presented an other parable to the crowds: The kingdom of heaven is like the mustard seed which a farmer sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all. (Matthew 13:31-32. The Inclusive Bible) I dont know about you, but I didnt always feel affirmed as a child. With 2 older sisters to help mom out (by boss ing me around), and a younger sister who al ways managed to steal the show, life in the middle was hard! Every once in a while, someone in my family would stop what they were doing, look at me to say: Donna, you are growing like a weed! Oh, those words made me feel so good! It was good to be noticed; good to be growing; good to be included in the conver sation. (Which proves the importance of Kid Presidents Advice: Be Somebody Who Makes Other People Feel Like Somebody. For more wisdom, check Kid President out online.) In hindsight, as a Still Insecure Adult in the garden, Im questioning whether growing like a weed was a compli ment or not! I mean really: who likes weeds? Does anyone intention ally cultivate weeds? It is my observation that weeds have a way of just showing up and invad ing our carefully culti vated space. It doesnt matter how much time, money or energy we spend tend ing to a flower bed, the yard or a field: if we walk away for a mo ment, we return to find weeds. Am I right? Can I get an amen? Weeds magically, mysteriously and eternally appear in the middle of our metic ulously prepared soil. They get our attention, re-arrange our inten tions, and add un-invit ed variety to the plans we have made. This, according to Jesus, is what God is like. Go ahead! Be as busy as you want! Control, cultivate, plan, plant and grow! Inevitably and suddenly, God will be there, getting your attention, changing your work flow, inviting you to see old things in new ways. The kingdom of heaven is sown as generously as the weeds in the garden of your life. The seeds of the kingdom are teeny-ti ny, unavoidable, prolific and profound. May you grow in Gods love like a weed! PALATKA Robert A. Thomas, Sr. Robert Andrew Bob Thomas, Sr., 69 of Palatka passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness. He was born in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 33 years coming from Galloway Township, New Jersey. ( He retired from the Hawthorne Georgia Pacific in 2007 after 23 years of service. He enjoyed listening to country music and loved going fishing, camping and taking cruises. He was a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Thomas; his parents, Anthony and Marie Thomas; and a brother, Charlie Thomas. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Thomas, Jr., and his wife Hope Thomas of Palatka; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Stanley of Keystone Heights; two brothers, Anthony Albert Thomas, Jr., of York, Pennsylvania and John Thomas of Galloway, New Jersey; two sisters, Helen Thomas Castrenge of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and Bar bara Thomas McDer mott of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law and his wife, Richard and Doreen Walsh; five grandchildren, Joshua Williams, Justin Williams, Amanda Moore, Mikieal Thomas and Michelle Taylor; eight great-grandchildren and a nephew, Allen Walsh. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Don Hanna officiating. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. To celebrate his life, a Video Tribute was shown. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. 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. CRESCENT CITY William A. Simmons William A. Bill Sim mons, 73, of Crescent City, passed away peace fully Thursday, July 28, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville following complications from openheart surgery. Bill was born in Syracuse, New York on September 5, 1940 to Frank B. Sim mons and Gwendolyn M. Simmons. He graduated from Co lumbia High School, East Greenbush, New York; Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and received his MBA from the University of Utah. After college, Bill enlisted as an officer in the United States Air Force and served for six years in Selma, Alabama and England, completing his service and retiring from the Air Force Re serves. The City of Jack sonville Public Utilities Department handling la bor relations and union contract negotiations em ployed him, retiring in 1996 to Crescent City. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, M. Sue Simmons, Crescent City; son, Mark M. Simmons, East Green bush, New York; sister, Ann S. Hooper, Newark, New York; niece, Nancy H. Hendricks (Bill); neph ews, Michael and John Hooper; great-niece, Maddison Hendicks; great-nephews, Harri son Hendricks and Matt Hooper; and, special friends, Marilyn Wilson, Newark, New York, and Bill and Belinda Chattin, Crescent City. Bill was truly a fun-lov ing guy and through the years, experienced many activities including off shore fishing, scuba diving, motorcycles and traveling with Sue. All who knew him and ex perienced his love and friendship will miss him. At Bills request, no ser vice will be held. A cel ebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in Bills memory to South Putnam Chris tian Service Center, P.O. Box 744, Crescent City, FL 32112 to feed and help the less fortunate in our community or to the American Heart Associ ation. Messages of sympathy may be expressed at www.biggsfh.com. Arrangements are under the careful care of the Clayton Frank and Biggs Funeral Home in Cres cent City. PALATKA Curtis Riggins Curtis Riggins, 70, of Palatka, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Trenton, he resided in Palatka since 1999 moving here from Lake Butler. Curtis owned and operated Riggins Repair Service in Lake Butler. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness in Palatka. In his leisure, Curtis loved to fish. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Christine Riggins of Palatka; two daughters, Leslie Dar cel Smith and husband Theron and Deborah Jean Johnson; a brother, Joe Riggins and wife Fannie; a sister, Nancy Webster, all of Lake Butler and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Satur day, August 2, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 201 Mission Rd, Palatka, with Elder Dennis Edwards officiating. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Curtiss Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. INTERLACHEN Lark Napier, Jr. Lark Napier, Jr., 83, of Interlachen, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Hav en Hospice Rob erts Care Center follow ing a brief illness. Mr. Napier was a native of Logan County, West Vir ginia and had been a resident of Interlachen for the past 27 years coming from Westerville, Ohio. He had retired from AT&T in 1987 as an engineer following 28 years of ser vice. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Interlachen and was a 32nd Degree member of the Melrose Masonic Lodge #89 F & AM Scottish Rite. He enjoyed Bible study, reading, wood working, figuring out how things worked and was a good handyman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Napier; parents, Lark and Opal Robertson Napier and a brother, William Bill Napier. Surviving are a son, Lark Napier, III and wife, Jolene of Rockledge; a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Stuntebeck and hus band, Gregory of Wester ville, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron nie and Gloria Napier of Bush Prairie, Washing ton and Albert and Jane Napier of Newark, Ohio; two sisters and broth ers-in-laws, Elenor and Carroll Floyd of Proctor ville, Ohio and Elizabeth and Ferrell Irby of La valette, West Virginia; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Local funeral services were held 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka with Pastor Calvin Free man officiating. The fam ily received friends half an hour prior to the ser vice. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thurs day, July 24, 2014 at the Morris Funeral Home, 1345 Rte. 152, Wayne, West Virginia 25570 with burial following in the Community Memorial Gardens also in Wayne. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center for their special Care. In lieu of flowers memo rial gifts may be made to Haven Hospice Rob erts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of sympathy may be expressed on his guestbook at www.the mastersfuneralhomes. com. CHURcCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City . ...... 386-698-1578 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter . ... 386-698-1983223 N. Summit St. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church . .... 386-698-2635 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church . ......................... 386-698-21 17 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church . ....... 386-698-2055 2725 S. Hwy. 17 Georgetown Georgetown United Methodist Church . ..... 386-740-1821 1448 CR 309 Pomona Park First Baptist Church of Pomona Park . ....... 386-649-4265 Lake Como Word of Faith Bible Church . ....................... 386-698-4643 2708 S. Hwy. 17 Peace Lutheran Church . ............................. 386-325-4878 343 Old Hwy 17 Pilgrim Congregational Church . ................ 386-649-8467 Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church . ............. 386-467-2336 Emmanuel Episcopal Church . .................... 386-698-1983 672 C.R. 309 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church . ............................... 386-649-0631 273 CR 309 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc. will provide toilet ries, non-perishables and groceries for the Palatka area the week of August 3. For more information, call 386852-7046 or send an email to mfcoutreach@ hotmail.com. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' T he South Putnam Church, Medical Mis sion now offers Free Medical Care for un insured individuals, the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Their Food Pantry is available the rst and third Mondays of the month from 1-4 p.m. The South Putnam Church is located at 114 Amos Rd. In Cres cent City. Please call 386-269-9786 for more information. 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. 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Have you ever been to a funeral and noticed dragonflies? As a young boy I remember going to the funeral of an elderly woman that my moth er knew, her name was Mrs. White. While at the funeral I noticed a ton of dragonflies all over the place, but before I get into that let me give you the details of the day. This past weekend we laid Charles M Robin son, a Vietnam Veteran to rest. Robinson died in 2005 but never had a headstone until a group of veterans contacted me, and we were able to get a headstone donated by Affordable Headstones in Jacksonville. So please allow me to take you to this past Saturday, Au gust 2. I met Mike from the Putnam County Courier Journal at the Putnam Family Fitness Center at 8:15 a.m., who agreed to let us use their chairs for the dedication ceremony for Soldier Robinson. We arrived at the Eva Lyon Park in Crescent City around 9 a.m., and with the help of the Vet erans, we began to set up the chairs and PA system. Just before the ceremony started I heard a little girl say, Look at all the dragonflies. This was the great-grand daughter of soldier Rob inson. As a young child I re member saying the same thing at a funeral when I was about her age, and this is the story my mother told me. Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water un der the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a sim ple and comfortable life in the pond with few dis turbances and interrup tions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb up the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever. Then, one day, one lit tle water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forev er. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top. When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beauti ful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying. So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had ever known existed. Then he remembered his bee tle friends and how they were thinking, by now, he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than end ed. But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they too would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life! As time went on more and more dragonflies would appear and their job was to carry the souls of people to heaven, but first they would let them see all the beauty they had never seen before, and to give them one last look at the ones they loved before leaving this world. Just before I went up to speak, I noticed Charles Jr. sitting in his chair, and I overheard his granddaughter as she climbed into his lap say, Daddy, is this for your Daddy? Well needless to say, the speech I had stayed up writing the night before went out the window as a swarm of dragonflies flew around this little girl. As I walked up to the podium to deliver my speech, I noticed that a dragonfly had landed on this little girl who was sitting on Charles Jr.s lap. Suddenly I was taken back to a time in my childhood where the magic of dragonflies carrying the souls of loved ones existed, and I couldnt help but won der if Soldier Robinson was riding on the back of that dragonfly, look ing at his family and his great-granddaughter one last time.This week, getting back to our series on Herbs & Spices, well talk about turmeric, which is a root in the ginger family. Most of us probably never re ally think about why the m ustard that you put on your hot dog is yellow and yes, of course, mustard seed is slightly yellow in color, but the real magic is in the turmeric! It is one of the components of the Indian seasoning curry powder as well, but there is a whole world of uses for the spice besides these two. Curcumin Even Marco Polo record ed in his diary, in 1280 A D, that turmeric had all the properties of true saffron including color and smell but yet was not saffron. It has been used as a substitute for over 700 years. One of the main healthful ingredi ents is Curcumin, which i s what gives turmeric its yellow color. That is also where all the health benefits are, and boy are there a lot of them!! Curcumin supports im portant blood and liver f unctions, healthy joints and overall well-being, which in turn promotes radiant skin. It helps: m aintain its elasticity your skin skin flora Overall it helps the b ody fight against stress and the free radicals caused by stress. Its an tioxidant powers are very s trong, as a matter of fact 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C. Strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical, which is considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants. Here are some of the general health benefits of curcuminP romoting your im mune system H elping you maintain your healthy digestive system S upporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system H elping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range A P otent, yet Safe An ti-Inflammatory, as ef fective as anti-inflam matory drugs without t he side effects. C ancer preven tion-studies have linked t he frequent use of tur meric to lower rates of b reast, prostate, lung and colon cancer R educed Prostate Can cerIn combination w ith cruciferous vege tables like cauliflower. E vidence that eating foods spiced with tur meric could reduce t he risk of developing childhood leukemia Ca rdiovascular Protec tionCurcumin may be a ble to prevent the oxi dation of cholesterol in t he body P rotection against Alz heimers Diseasestud ies show that in elder ly Indian populations, a mong whose diet turmeric is a common spice, levels of neuro logical diseases such a s Alzheimers are very low Ayurveda India is the home of Ayurvedic medicine and spices and herbs are the heart of their practice. Ayurveda in the orig inal Sanskrit means l ife-knowledge, and is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. It of fers a body of wisdom de signed to help people stay v ital while realizing their full potential. Ayurveda recognizes turmeric as one of the most health ful and beneficial of all t he spices. In Sanskrit it is called Kanchani (Golden Goddess) and is a necessary item in any natural medicine cabinet. In Ayurveda Turmeric is believed to balance all three doshas (vata, pit ta, and kapha), meaning i t is good for everyone. There are many ancient Ayurvedic formulas uti lizing turmeric from teas t o topical preparations, salves and ointments and it was even smoked to relieve chest congestion and mucous. I am includ ing a very easy recipe for a b rewed drink that uses Turmeric with a couple of other ingredients that works well to soothe cold symptoms. Golden Wellness Drink Steep together f resh lemon cut in two and squeezed 1 t sp. fresh grated gin ger t sp. Turmeric (an ti-inflammatory) 1 p int fresh (filtered or bottled) water boiled Once the mixture has cooled enough to drink, r emove the lemon, add Raw honey to sweeten to taste (remember do not give honey to a child un der one year of age) Stir o ften while drinking!! (To make only one cup, half recipe) Because of the many health benefits that tur meric has, it is one of the t hings that I recommend you buy in its organic form, because so many of the herbs and spices that we purchase in the grocery store today are processed, and unfortu nately full of fillers and p esticides. Once you find out how beneficial this spice is, you will under stand the importance of u sing it in its cleanest form. Uses It would seem that Tur meric is truly becoming t he worlds newest true super food! It is very easy to incorporate it into your diet as often as possible. You can add it into your morning smoothie or add it to your scrambled eggs for breakfast. You can cook with it often, using it to season meat dishes and stews, and adding it to veggie dips! People ask me all the time why my dips taste so good!! It can be a very tasty addition to many dishes including curries, pick les, vegetable dishes, egg d ishes, barbeque, salads, and dressings! I am in cluding a recipe for a veg gie dip for you all to try at home. Fresh Ranch Veggie Dip 1 c up Greek yogurt (I use full fat for the best flavor, but you can use whatever you like) 1 T ablespoon fresh lem on juice 1 /2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated fine 1 l arge clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon onion pow der 2 t sp. chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon hot sauce (Optional) 1 teaspoon Worcester shire sauce 1 t easpoon sugar (this is optional or you can sub stevia or monk fruit sweetener here) 1 /2 teaspoon salt or to taste 1 /2 teaspoon pepper or to taste 1 t easpoon Turmeric or more to taste (I like a lot) M ix all ingredients in a blender or food pro cessor and chill before s erving to allow flavors to mingle. Serve with fresh veggies of your choice for dipping. (You can double or tri ple recipe easily) S o give it a try! I hope you have all enjoyed the information that I have brought to you this week. I hope you are all ex panding your food hori zons with these new f lavors. Until next time, Stay Healthy! August 6, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Ive been told that I write too much about sporting things that interest me and not necessarily those of the readers and I think that is probably true. Prob lem is, that there is no easy way for me to change that without messing with my thought process, so bear with me as I comment on a subject that inter ests me and hopefully at least a handful of readers. Before I get into the subject of who will be the team to beat in the World Series (baseball of course), I want to put out there that Rose Marie and I volun teered to have a foreign exchange student live with us during the coming school year. He is Joni Kae konen from Finland. He is 17 years old and will be repeating his junior year at CCJSHS because our school system does not award diplomas to foreign exchange students. I may be wrong about the re peating, but I do know he has completed his junior year in his native country. Also, he plays American football, something that blew my mind. I thought football over there was soccer, but in Finland, at least, they do play our style of football. He plans to go out for the Raider team and who knows, he might be just what they need or would like to have, a big (sounds as though he is tall) running back. Getting back to the MLB playoffs and who I g ure might l win the whole kibosh. There are 30 major league ball clubs, 15 in each league since the Houston Astros joined the American League, which balanced out the leagues (I wont get into details of that switch). Right now (rst week in August), 13 of 30 clubs have a decent chance of reaching the play offs. Now that doesnt mean that the Yankees could not get hot and move up, but right now the Red Sox and Yankees (and especially the Sox) are long shots. The defending champs are dead last in the Ameri can League (A.L.) East, 10 and a half games out. So in that division, Baltimore leads Toronto by three games, while Detroit in the Central and Oakland in the West are ahead. In the National League, it is At lanta and Washington in the East, Central has Mil waukee up by two over Pittsburgh and L.A. a cou ple over San Francisco in the West. The wild card teams in the A.L. the way I look at it, will be Toronto and the L.A. Angels in a playoff to determine who be the fourth team in the AL playoffs. The L.A. Angels will be that fourth team, but Oakland As will end up playing Detroit for the A.L. championship when its all said and done. Detroit should win that series (but not necessarily) and will head for the World Se ries. In the NL, the wild card teams will be St Louis and San Francisco behind the East champ, Wash ington. The Central winner will be Milwaukee and in the West, the winner will be the L.A. Dodgers. The L.A. Dodgers could beat the Cardinals for the NL Championship with Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball leading the way, but the Cards have the edge in playoff experience and should win that title. So, what do we have a World Series pit ting the Oakland As or Detroit Tigers, vs either the Dodgers or the Card, you pickem. Ill give you my nal pick next time (another team which could jump in there would be the Baltimore Orioles, so the Orioles and L.A. Angels are probably the dark horses). I need to mention before closing down that Ce leste Brandon, daughter of Kenny, the singing mail man about town and known as the Mayor of Dray ton Island, placed third in the entire south in long distance swimming last month. Great scott, that young lady can smooth out those waters. Whats the Score Dudley Sargent Sports Commentary See on page B3 Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES Turmeric the Golden Goddess Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com Photo special to the Courier Journal Golf at Live Oak In League Scramble play at the Live Oak Golf Club Wednesday, July 30, ten players, six men and four women, were divided into three teams. All three teams scored a low score of 34. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #13 with 54.5 inches was Steve Hink. Nest closest to Hole #13 with 59.5 inches was Bob Stites. In League Scramble play at Live Oak Golf Club Friday, August 1, 20 players, 12 men and eight women, were divid ed into six teams. T he winning team, with three players, post ed a low score of 30. M embers of the winning team were Larry McK enzie, Randy Peterson, a nd Judy Reddick. The following teams scored a 32, 34, 34, 35 and 41. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #2 with 3 inches was Susan Bizzard. Second closest with 12 inches was Bob Stites. Photo special to the Courier Journal


the meeting in order to request any special assistance. Volunteers are needed for the award-winning SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare counseling program that helps seniors, those new to Medicare and people with disabilities make informed decisions about their health and drug plans. Free comprehensive training will be held in Gainesville, on August 26 through 28, with lunch provided and travel related expenses reimbursed. Bilingual persons are especially encouraged to apply and training is available in Spanish as well as English. Basic computer and Internet skills are required. Please contact the Elder Helpline and tell them youd like to nd out more about becoming a SHINE volunteer. Call 1-800 96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) today. Frozen Fridays at your local library! Get your blankets ready! The Putnam County Library System is showing Disneys Frozen in each of its library branches! This family friendly movie is a magical, musical treat for anyone watching. The movie will be shown indoors and snacks will be given out to those who attend (while supplies last!). Treats will be provided by HOPE FM, who will be joining in for the fun. The showing starts at 6:00 p.m. for all locations. The rst showing will be at the Interlachen Branch Library on Friday, August 15, the next showing will be at the Bostwick Branch Library on Friday, August 29. Then, in September, the Melrose Branch Library will show Frozen on Friday, September 12, and the Crescent City Branch Library will show the lm on Friday, September 26. The Palatka Headquarters Library will show the movie on Friday, October 10. For more information, call (386) 329-0126.Te gustaria tomar un tiempo para ti? Relajarte y des estresarte un poco? Concocer a mos Latinas en la comuidad y aprender algo nuevo? Te invitamos a unirte a nosotras cada tercer jueves de cada mes a las 6 p.m. en Educacin para el emigrante localizado en 2010 Huntington Rd. en Crescent City. Para ms informacin por favor de comunicarse con Karina al 386-546-7675. The Phoenix Republican Club has canceled their Tuesday, Au gust 12 meeting in order that their candidates and members will b e able to attend the Crescent City Womans Club Political Forum on that same evening. This is a bi partisan event and is both infor mative and enjoyable. Please mark your calendars. T he Welaka State Forest Ofce is celebrating Smokey Bears 70th birthday. Come Saturday, August 9 from noon until 2 p.m. Stop by the forest ofce to have your photo taken with Smokey Bear as well as games, activities, and cupcakes for kids of all ages. This is a free event. Full Moon Paddle and Movie on Melrose Bay A moon light pad dle complete with a movie and pass-around picnic. Boat Launch at e nd of Trout Street in Melrose. Friday, August 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The movie will be shown at the end of a dock and can be viewed from kayaks. Meet at the boat launch at the end of Trout Street at 7 p.m. to start. Bring pass around food to share and your beverage of choice. This paddle is for experienced paddlers only. Putnam Blue ways and Trails sponsors daytime trips that are more appropriate f or new paddlers. Boat light, whistle, and PFD are mandatory. For more information email putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com or visit www.putnambluewaysandtrails.org. There will be a reworks show at the Gem City Shrimp Blast Labor Day Weekend Friday, August 29-30 (with arts and crafts vendors, a Shrimp Cook-Off, kids activities, bicycle and kayaking events, and plenty of shrimp and seafood). Downtown Palatka, Inc. is still looking for vendors, sponsors, and entertainment! Call 386312-6266 for more info! The River City Players will be giving Cinderella Waltz per formanc es Wednesday, August 13-17. Champagne Opening Night spon sored by Michael Gagnon and Robbi Correa. Call 904-377-5044 to r eserve tickets or for more info. 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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 partic ipate this year. This event is FREE, so there is no reason for you n ot to participate! Contact Cheryl Lynch 386-328-3293, or email: clynch@sbdu.unf.edu to RSVP. The Log Cabin Winery and Vineyard will hold its Seventh Annual Old Florida Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 30, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be grape stomping, crowning of the 2014 Grape Goddess, live entertainment and music, food, wine and beer. Bring a lawn chair; admission is free and pet friendly. The Winery is lo cated at 376 County Road 309 in Satsuma. For more information c all 386-467-0000 or visit www.logcabinfarmwinery.com. The Archives Department of the Putnam County Headquar ters Library and the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church will host 4-week Basic Gene alogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in t he 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 3, 10, 17, and 24. Intermediate and Advanced programs are being considered for the near future. Sera normal? Sera aceptable, que mi pareja: Hiera mis sen timien tos? Dicindome que no sirvo para nada? Me llame nombres como e stpida, o perra? Se muestre celoso si paso tiempo con amistades, compaeros de trabajo, o familiares? Se burle de mi, o de cmo me visto o peino? Me acuse de estar engandole? Me eche la culpa de sus problemas o de su mal temperamento? Me forc a tener sexo? Me amenace con matarme, matar a mis hijos/animales o suici darse si lo dejo? NO es normal, ni aceptable que su pareja haga c ualquiera de las cosas mencionadas arriba. Usted NO merece ser maltratada! Para ms informacin, llame al nmero gratuito 1-800-500-1119, a lnea de acceso 24/7 386-325-3141, o a su local ms cercano 386-546-7675. Is it normal? Is it acceptable, for my partner to: Hurt my feel ings? Tell me I am worthless? Call me names like stupid or bitch? Be jealous of me spending time with my friends, coworkers or family members? Make fun of me on how I dress or do my hair? Accuse me of cheating? Blame me for his problems or bad temper? Force me to have sex? Threaten to kill me, kill my kids/animals or com mit suicide if I leave him? It is NOT normal, nor acceptable for y our partner to do any of the above. You do NOT deserve to be mistreated! For more information, call the toll-free number 1-800-500-1119, the 24/7 hotline 386-325-3141, or your local ofce at 386-546-7675. The Putnam Family Fitness Center is hosting the First An nual Charity Golf Tournament at the Palatka Golf Course, 1715 Mo seley Avenue, on Saturday, September 20. R egistration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and tee off is at 9 a.m. There will be an unhandi capped best ball scramble, cash prizes for rst and second place t eams, prizes for third, fth and tenth place teams, cash prizes for closest to the pin, door prizes, rafes, putting contest, ball drop contest and more. Teams may enter, or singles may be paired up with other single/double players. The cost to play is $50 per play er, which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Funds raised f rom the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Center. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-467-8731 o r mcphaul@aol.com. St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the fall semester. All new students are required to attend orientation before registering for classes. Students are encouraged to avoid the late-summer rush and contact their campuss counseling of ce promptly to reserve their seat. Registration time tickets will be a ssigned during July orientation, allowing most students to regis ter for classes during orientation. Fall classes begin on Monday, A ugust 18. New degree programs beginning this fall include the Computer Related Crime Investigation A.S. degree and the Nurs ing: LPN Bridge to ASN degree programs. New information technol ogy certicate programs include Geographic Information Systems, H elp Desk Support Technician, Digital Forensics and Network Security. Anticipated to begin in 2015 is a one-year college cred it certicate paramedic program. For more information regarding r egistration, contact your local SJR State campus: Palatka Cam pus 386-312-4035, Orange Park Campus 904-276-6855, or St. A ugustine Campus 904-808-7402. Fall course listings are avail able for viewing online at SJRstate.edu. T he Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ra vine 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 con tact the park at 386-329-3721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@ gmail.com.ARTober Fest for 2014 has been canceled due to construc tions on the river front. Keep Putnam Beautiful plans to have the 2-day event in 2015 around the same time. St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the Corrections Ofcer program. Day classes will begin September 11 on the St. Augustine campus. Applicants should apply early due to special admission requirements. There will be dinner, music, auction, tours, entertainment and a skeet shooting contest at Roberts Ranch RoundUp on Saturday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Roberts Ranch on 625 State Road 100, Palatka. All proceeds from this event will benet Hav en Hospices unreimbursed patient care, grief support and com munity education programs throughout the Putnam County area. If you would like to sponsor this event call 386-326-4526. 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I headed out to Pierson, to Soldier Robinsons grave, before everyone else in order to set up my camera equipment. I ar rived at the cemetery to find that the people from Affordable Headstones were just finishing set ting the headstone. It was really weird, because when I arrived there wasnt one dragon fly to be found, but just after Charles Jr. Arrived with the rest of his family there were dragonflies all over the place. After everyone had left, I put my camera equip ment up and decided to walk over to the grave to say goodbye to the man I had never known, but who had been a big part of my life over the last few months. As I stood there at the foot of Soldier Robinsons grave I said, Well Sol dier Robinson, you really had a lot of people who cared about you. I hope that now you can rest in peace. Maybe one of those dragonflies will carry you on to meet with your loved ones and all the soldiers who have passed before you. Thank you so much for fighting for our freedom. I was about to turn and walk away, when one little dragonfly landed on Soldier Robin sons Headstone. Maybe the story of the dragonfly is really true, and maybe one day I will be able to come back and let you know, but until then, its nice to think that this could be true. Thank you for reading this article, and to Sol dier Robinson, You will be missed but never for gotten.Fireman William Kelly, a native of Interlachen, and 2011 graduate of Interlachen High School, is serv ing in the U.S. Navy a board the USS Som erset (LPD 25), one of t he worlds most mod ern, networked, sur vivable, and transfor mational warships. U SS Somerset is named in commemo ration of the Septem ber 11, 2001 attacks. T he name honors the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 whose ac tions prevented ter rorist hijackers from r eaching their intend ed target, forcing the a irplane to crash near Shanks Ville, Somer set County, PA. Ap proximately 22 tons of s teel from a crane that stood near Flight 93s crash site was used to construct Somersets bow stem, embody ing the strength and de termination of the people of the United States: to recover, to rally, to take the fight to the enemy. The San Diego-based USS Som erset is a San Anto nio-class amphibious t ransport dock, pro tecting and defending A merica on the worlds oceans. Tens of thousands of young American men and women are deployed around the world doing just that, and they are there around the clock, far from our shores, de fending America at a ll times. Amphibious transport dock ships are warships that embark, transport, and land elements of a landing force for a variety of expedition ary warfare missions. T hese ships support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary war fare missions and c an serve as second ary aviation platforms f or amphibious ready groups. Approximately 28 officers, 333 enlisted men and women and 3 Marines make up the ships company, which keeps all parts of the ship running smooth ly. This includes ev erything from wash ing dishes and preparing meals to handling w eaponry and main taining the engines. A s hip is but a steel ves sel, it is the crew that b rings a ship to life. USS Somerset is truly a fine warship and this crew that mans her is second to none. The Sailors and Marines of Somerset have been working diligently to prepare this war ship. Through our service in the United States Navy, we will strive to honor those who have sacrificed so much to preserve the freedoms we cherish today, said Capt. Thomas L. Dear born, the ships com August 6, 2014 B3 from page B1 Special To TheCourier Journal Putnam County Democrats Please VOTE For On August 26 Early Voting Starts August 14 nanrich2014.com Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Joe Snodgrass VOTE KEVIN DURSCHER for Putnam County Commission, District 4 Paid by Kevin Durscher, Republican, for County Commissioner, District 4. A Proven Leader Who Durscher Family Gets Things Done 386-559-1602 386-559-1602 386-559-1602 Let Us Do The Yard Work! Youve Got Better Things To Do! Call for a FREE Estimate! Laura L TurnerMerrill-Hancock & Turner Insurance 1301 St. Johns Ave. PalatkaWe can help you make sure your coverage is up-to-date. Call us today. 386.325.0100 Insurance subject to availability and qualifications. Northbrook, Illinois 2009 Allstate Insurance Call or stop by to see how much you can save. photo by Senior Chief Gary Ward Fireman William Kelly of Interlachen aboard the USS Somerset. photo courtesy of Bass World Thomas Delaney age 8 and Ryan Myers age 10 caught these Beautiful bass and shrimp while fishing on the St Johns River Friday, August 1. Great job young men!


If you hunt in Zone D, there are several major changes this year to fall hunting regulations that you need to know about. And, if your hunting spot was in the northern portion of Zone A, you might be hunting in Zone C now. If you hunt in southern Manatee County, Sarasota County, south west DeSoto County, west C harlotte County, south east Okeechobee County, s outh St. Lucie County, Martin County or north Palm Beach County, you now have later fall hunt ing season dates than what y oure used to, because the boundary line between the two zones has been ad justed. T he boundary line used to be State Road 70, but hunters had noted, and re cent biological surveys have c onfirmed, that deer living in the above-mentioned ar eas have a breeding period t hat occurs later than that of most of the deer in Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living in Zone C. It is because of this that a number of local hunt ers asked the Florida Fish a nd Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to move the boundary line between hunting zones A and C, so that all or parts of these counties would instead be included in Zone C, which has the later hunting sea son dates that better align w ith when the rut occurs in these areas. The new boundary line between hunting zones A and C begins at the Gulf of Mexico and runs northeast through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River un til it intersects with S.R. 7 0. The line then follows S.R. 70, running east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee. It then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The line then turns off U.S. 441 and onto S.R. 80 and runs just a few miles before turning east and following County Road 880, running just a few miles before joining back up with U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boulevard until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. This new line separating hunting zones A and C af fects only the fall hunting s easons. Spring turkey sea son dates remain unaffect ed and will continue as they h ave been. In other words, spring turkey season south of S.R. 70 will continue to open the first Saturday in March, while north of S.R. 70 in the rest of the state, the season will continue to open the third Satur day of March. The daily b ag limit for turkeys during the spring and fall hunting seasons has been increased to two on private lands. However, you may still take only one turkey per day on wildlife management areas, and in Holmes County, the daily and season limits re main one turkey during the s pring, with no fall season. In the rest of the state, the fall and spring season bag limits have not changed and are still two. If you hunt in the Pan handle in Zone D, that zone h as now been divided into two deer management units (DMUs), each with its own unique set of antler regu lations and antlerless deer h arvest days. This new change is part of a larger, statewide project aimed at managing deer on a more local level and pro viding hunters, landowners a nd other stakeholders a greater say in deer man agement. T he FWC conducted a public outreach and input process in northwest Flor ida during the first quarter o f 2013. During that period, the Commission received input and comments from hunters, farmers and the general public regarding how they would like to see deer managed in the newly proposed DMUs. A techni cal assistance group made u p of deer enthusiasts was then formed, and this team developed goals and objec tives for the two DMUs. A s a result of this out reach process and ideas p rovided by the group, the FWC passed rules for both public and private lands in both of the newly creat ed DMUs in Zone D, with I nterstate 10 being the dividing line between the two DMUs. North of I-10 is DMU-D2, and south of I-10 is DMU-D1. The new regulations re quire that bucks harvested n orth of I-10 in DMU-D2 must have antlers with at least 3 points (each point having to be at least 1 inch long) on one side OR have an antler with a main beam length of at least 10 inches. South of I-10 in DMU-D1, the minimum antler re quirement is now two p oints (each point having to be at least 1 inch long) on one side. The antler reg ulations in each DMU are i ntended to protect most 1.5-year-old bucks from be ing shot, while allowing the h arvest of most 2.5-yearold and older bucks. Since antler development is differ ent within the units, differ ent antler regulations were n eeded to accomplish this goal. However, youth (15 years old and younger) are ex empt from these new ant ler requirements in both D MUs, and they may con tinue to harvest bucks that h ave an antler that is at least 5 inches long. This was important to hunters who indicated they wanted to encourage youth to hunt. These new antler regula tions and youth exemption a pply to both private lands and wildlife management areas within Zone D. There are also changes to the antlerless deer sea son (doe days) on private l ands within Zone D. In DMU-D2 (north of I-10), antlerless deer season is now eight days distribut ed across four weekends. T hese weekends are the Saturday-Sunday after Thanksgiving, the first weekend of muzzleloading gun season, the third week end of general gun sea son and the weekend after Ch ristmas. In DMU-D1 (south of I-10), the antlerless season is now four days consisting of two popular holiday weekends the weekend after Thanks giving and the one after Ch ristmas. The purpose of modify ing the antlerless deer sea son is to spread out the hu nting opportunity, so that more hunters could participate without reduc ing deer populations. There a re differences in the cur rent deer density between t he two DMUs, and that is why there are fewer days to take antlerless deer south of I-10. These changes will be monitored to measure any impacts they may have on the deer harvest and hunter satisfaction within each DMU. The FWCs Deer Manage ment Program has been w orking with the public in zones A, B and C to get preferences for DMUs with in these hunting zones. Be o n the lookout for proposals as a result, and you may keep up with any proposed changes at MyFWC.com/ Deer. 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Smith Thomas Court Apartments Spring Spring Move-in Move-in Spring Move-in Spring HUD WELCOME 849 Bay Lane Crescent City, FL 321122, 3 and 4 BRs Move-in Special & Rental Assist. Available and Welcome 386-698-4300 Equal Housing Provider Legal NoticesAnnouncements LEGAL NOTICE Education Legal Notices Arrest Log Welaka Sunday, August 3, at approximately 5:40 p.m. Chef Piwowar ski of the Welaka Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance call with a ght in progress at the Welaka Public Boat Ramp on Elm St. The original contact between these parties was at the Mud Springs on the river south of Welaka. Two of the individuals involved received laceration to the head from a tire iron, Clayton Eugene Jones struck Michael Kirkland and then Christopher Stephens struck Clayton Eu gene Jones. Both Jones and Stephens were placed under arrest and charged with Battery and aggravated assault use of a deadly weap on. PCSO showed up on scene. Stephens was transported to Putnam County Jail by PCSO. Jones was transported to Putnam Medical Cen ter to be medically cleared and then transported and booked into Putnam County Jail. Pomona Park Sunday, August 3, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce deputies responded to the area of 391 Huntington Shortcut Road in Pomona Park, in reference to a distur bance. On arrival deputies observed a white male, later identied as 24 year old Gregory David Fitzsimmons, arguing with a female victim and aggressively poking her in the chest. When he became aware of the presence of law enforcement, Fitzsimmons ran from the location disobeying repeated verbal commands for him to stop. Fitzsimmons was apprehended and detained by Sergeant Josh Lee after a short foot chase. The female victim indicated Fitzsimmons was a relative who was dropped off at the residence in a highly intoxicated state. The victim advised she and Fitzsimmons argued, he became enraged and began screaming, yelling, beating on the house and poking her in the chest. Fitzsimmons was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the charges of battery and of re sisting an ofcer without violence. As the battery is domestic related, he is currently being held without the benet of a bond. Palatka Friday, August 1, Putnam County Sheriffs deputies arrest ed 26 year old Devon Shermaine Brown for violation of probation after he allegedly exposed himself to multiple female victims over a period of several days. Brown has previous arrests in Putnam County for similar incidents in 2007, 2010 and 2011. Sheriff Hardy is concerned there may be additional victims or witnesses that have yet to come forward. He is requesting that anyone with additional information concerning this case, to please contact the Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce at 386-329-0801. Bostwick Tuesday July 31 detectives with the Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce Property Crimes Unit interviewed 33 year old Kristin Leigh Smith in connection with the theft of multiple items from a residence located at 247 Tarpon Boulevard in Bostwick. The thefts were report ed to the Sheriffs Ofce by the property owner on Wednesday, July 23. Smith was listed as a possible suspect in the initial report as she is known to the property owner and had access to the home during the time frame the thefts occurred. The items stolen included a at screen television, hand tools and a Nikon camera. A review of local pawn shop records revealed that Smith pawned items matching the description of the stolen property. Palatka Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Putnam County deputies responded to 156 Lettie Lane in Palatka in reference to what was initially dispatched as a trespass in progress call. Upon arrival contact was made with a 50 year old white female who indicat ed a neighbor, 57 year old Kenneth Russell Westberry, had forced his way into her home. The victim said the highly intoxicated Westberry had come onto the porch of her residence earlier in the day and she had told him to leave or she would call law enforcement. Westberry left but returned a short time later and began to argue with a second female on the porch. When the victim opened the door so her friend could enter to get away from Westberry he forced his way inside. According to witnesses, Westberry grabbed a vertical blind rod off the wall and swung it at the victim knocking a plate of food from her hand. The victim then scufed with Westberry, took the rod away from him and struck him in the head causing him to ee the resi dence. Westberry was located hiding in the woods a short distance away by Deputy Emmett Merritt and his K-9 partner Tango. Interlachen Tuesday, July 29 deputies arrested 26 year old Ganelle Tory Denning and 33 year old Shaun Anthony Donahue on outstand ing warrants related to the burglary of a residence located at 124 Osborne Street in Interlachen. A Samsung computer tablet was taken during the burglary which occurred on Thursday, June 19. A person later contacted Sheriffs Ofce detectives and indicated they believed they may have purchased a stolen tablet. The ensuing investigation linked Denning and Donahue to the theft and warrants were issued for their arrest. Legal Notices You Have a ChoiceLEGAL ADVERTISING in Putnam County PCOUNTY COURIER JOURNAL (2 sections) Church......................A5 Community...............A3 County Lines............B2 Crossword/Sudoku..B4 Faces & Places.......B1 Opinion....................A2 Our Life.................. ..A4 Public Notices .........B5In This Issue: The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are inviting the public to an open house, trail ride, camp out and pig roast starting on Friday, November 4 at 2 pm and continuing until Sunday, November 6 at 2 pm. This is a semi-annual event to show what a beautiful park Putnam County has. Everybody is welcome to enjoy the park and camp Friday and Saturday night. Saturday the park will invite the public come and enjoy the trail tours, pontoon boat rides and the great outdoors. The Friends would like to invite you to see and explore the beautiful Dunns Creek State Park. There will be a trail poker ride on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Bring your horse and explore wellmarked trails that will guide you through the many natural plant communities located within the 7,000-acre park. Explore the pine atwoods along the edge of the river swamp and then up into the shaded sand hills surrounded by sand pine, then back down to the creek through beautiful oak hammocks. Take a ride through the park on the newly designated bike trails in the Piney Bluff Landing area. This is an opportunity for you to explore a portion of the park through xeric hammock, piney atwood and baygall communities. Kayakers and canoeist are invited to enjoy the beautiful Dunns Creek. The landing is only 1.5 miles from Crescent Lake. The shorelines offer beautiful ora and fauna and many birds and reptiles that inhabit the area. On Saturday, the park will offer hamburgers, hotdogs and bar-b-q pork for lunch. Florida Park Service biologist Jason DePue will provide guided tours. The kids will enjoy the boat ride and archeological dig for real fossils hosted by the Putnam County Land Conservancy. Live entertainment by Lee Kelly and Linda Crider can be enjoyed during the day and around the evening camp re. Bring your own musical instrument and ddle along. Rolando will roast a whole hog on Saturday and campers will bring covered dishes for the evening meal. The pig roast is included in the camping donation or you can enjoy a meal for an $8 donation. You need to reserve a camping space on the website www.friendsofdunnscreek.org. Campsites are a donation of $25 and they will include two pig roast meals. There is a lot to do on Saturday so bring your tent, trailer, camper, kayak, horse, boat, off-road bicycle and enjoy the weekend with the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park!Dunns Creek State Park Open HouseSami Marshall Staff Writer Putnam County The 35th Annual Fall Coun try Jamboree will be held at the Pioneer Sett lement in Barberville on Saturday, November 5 f rom 9 am 5 pm and Sunday, November 6, fr om 9 am 4 pm. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 years old and children un der 5 years old are FREE. There will be six s tages of music featuring musicians performing c ountry, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and gospel. The event also includes historic demonstrators, handmade crafts for sale, storytellers, BBQ, corn o n the cob, homemade desserts, a quilt raf e and silent auction. The festival is set up at the Historic Barberville High School and Historic U nderhill House. For more information call 3 86-749-2959 or visit www.pioneersettlement.org or www.folk ddle. com/barbervilleDual Citywide Yard SalesThe Pomona Park Everybod ys Having a Yard Sale and Crescent Citys Cit y-wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov ember 5. Pomona Park will be from 8 am to 2 pm and Crescent City will be from 8 am to 4 pm. Sellers in Pomona Park will be set up at Morgan Park, The Cow Catcher, and the Flea M arket (north of town), as well as their own yards. Fo r more information call Rosemary Combs a t 386-649-4424 or Georgia McDonald at 386-6 49-0053 Crescent Citys City-Wide Yard Sale will be at Eva Lyon Park and at homes and bus inesses all over the City. For more information call 386-698-2525 Extension 229 or visit our w ebsite at www.crescentcity-fl.com35th Annual Fall Country JamboreeCrescent City Kennel is hos ting a Thanksgiving Food Drive on behalf o f The Humane Society of Northeast Florida, ou r local no-kill shelter. The Humane Society will be on hand for an adopt-a-thon and micro-c hipping clinic on Saturday, November 5 from 10am-2pm at 2620-A S. US Highway 17 in Cr escent City. For more information contact 386-69 8-2777 or 386-3251587.Thanksgiving Food DriveThe Putnam County Exte nsion of UF/IFAS is offering a class in bas ic hydroponics Hydroponics for the Homeowne r on November 12 from 10 am 12 pm. Thi s class will show the homeowner an interestin g and unique method of gardening without soil A $5.00 registration fee includes refreshm ents. A hydroponics kit including base, Styrofo am and fertilizer is offered for an additiona l $30.00. Please have appropriate vehicle for tran sport. Pre-register by November 9, 2011 as spaces are limited. Contact the Putnam County Extension Office at 111 Yelvington Rd., E ast Palatka or phone 386-329-0318 for registratio n information.Hydroponics for the HomeownerDaylight Savings Time EndsOn Sunday, November 6 at 2 am, Daylight Savings Time will be e nding. Dont forget to turn your clocks back o ne hour! Start Eating Healthy DayStarting on November 2, T he American Heart Association encourages eve ryone to start making healthy eating choices Start Eating Healthy Day is dedicated to the he alth and wellness of all Americans. Its vital t o maintain a healthy and well-balanced eat ing pattern as well as engage in physical activ ity on Start Eating Healthy Day and every day. Start Eating Healthy Day encourages y ou to make small changes each day to incorpo rate healthier food choices. For more informa tion, go to www. heart.org/starteatinghealth yday. Swine and Wine a Squealing SuccessThe 18th Annual Swine and Wine held at the Wesnofske Farms on October 22 may have been the biggest success to date. There were over 200 dinners served. The local band Outbreak played their hearts out and dancing fun was had by everyone. The bon fire helped to keep the chill of the night away. The Rotary Club of Crescent City holds this fund raiser along with the Catfish Festival to raise money for scholarships for the South Putnam County seniors. There were lots of door prizes given out that were donated by many of our area businesses.Controlled Burn Conducted by Crescent City Fire Department A controlled burn was conducted by the Crescent City Fire Department on Thursday, October 27. The house donated for the burning was located at 370 Union Avenue in Crescent City on property owned by Sam Church. Before it was used for fire training, the police and SWAT used the house for training as well. Photo by: Spencer WainrightNo Cost Spay/Neuter ProgramThe Putnam County Sher iffs Office is offering a no cost spay/neu ter program for dog owners all over Putnam Coun ty. To qualify, you must live in Putnam Coun ty and you must not exceed the household fam ily income limits set up. Once qualifications are met, an application must be filled out and ret urned to Kaye Tucker at the Putnam County She riffs Office. To see if you meet the qualificati ons, you can pick up an application here at the Putnam County Courier Journal, City Hall or p rint one out at www. pcso.us.Late Monday afternoon traffic heading North on Highway 17 was reduced down to one lane in front of the Crescent City Fire Department due to the discovery of a sink hole. City Manager Patrick Kennedy said the cause of the sink hole was unknown and if it got any worse the entire lane would have to be closed. At the time of release, the Crescent City Police Department was waiting on FDOT to make a decision on what should be done about the hole. Sink Hole Discovered on Hwy. 17Photo by Sam Carr Kayaks on Dunns Creek Come enjoy Dunns Creek by kayak or canoe. Boats are welcome to dock at the park for th e event.Photo by: Ashley Sheppard PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY


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