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The Board of Direc tors of Keep Putnam B eautiful is pleased to announce Mar cia Marinello as its n ew Executive Direc tor. Marcia brings 30 y ears of non-prot knowledge to the ta ble, with a variety of work experiences and skills. Marcia recent ly moved to Putnam C ounty from Darien, GA where she was the sales director for Mag ic Photo, Inc., for the E astern United States. Marcia was also the Executive Director for an ancient history museum for the Mc Donald Center for the A rts and Humanities as well as an orga nization for disabled g olfers. She also worked as a lobbyist for parents on educational issues in Nevada, and as a mar keting director for an i n-home health care company for seniors and disabled clients. When asked about her greatest career ac complishments, Marinello lit up as she told a bout building a chil drens museum while i n Shawnee, Kansas during the 1980s. There were very few educational oppor tunities for children i n that community said Marinello, so a group of local parents joined together and we started a museum. She wrote a grant for $20,000 to get it start ed, and 25 years later i ts still going strong. Marinello stated while at the Center for Arts and Humanities, she was involved in an ar cheological dig, which w as a very exciting ca reer experience. I hope to bring a greater awareness throughout the coun ty about issues of lit tering and the impact t hat littering has on the environment said Marinello, I want to get more children involved and estab lish litter free zones t hroughout the com munity. I would like t o get more business es involved in keeping t heir areas litter free, and develop ways to honor people in the community that have supported our mission. B oard Chairman Joe Svingala said, The Board of Direc tors looks forward to working with Marcia, she will be an effective leader and she has some innovative ideas for moving the organi zation forward. M arinello is a grad uate of Northeastern I llinois University and holds a Bachelors of Art degree in Speech and Theater. She has volunteered with the League of Women Vot ers, co-founded Johnson County Wom ens Resource Center, h as served on many non-prot boards, and lives in Crescent City with her husband.On Friday, Septem ber 12, at approximate ly 6:42 a.m. a lone male entered the Bi-Lo Con venience Store located at 788 South Highway 17 in Satsuma, bran dished a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The sus pect left the store on foot headed in a south bound direction. At this time, investigators are urging anyone with information related to this incident to call the Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce at 386329-0801 or Northeast Florida Crime Stop pers at 888-277-TIPS (8477). Anyone pro viding information that leads to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.00. The Civil War Navy in Florida, provides descriptions and over views of the activities of the Union and Confed erate Navies through out Florida during the American Civil War, including quite a bit of information on the St. Johns River. Author, Rob Mattson, member of the USS Ft. Henry Living Histo ry Association, will be holding a book signing at Read Think Books in Palatka on Thursday, September 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Mattson will also be a participant in the Occupation of Palatka Living History event in Palatka on the weekend of September 26 and 27. Mattson will be in character as a Union Navy Seaman. Mattson will also have a small Navy camp display set up in front of the Putnam Coun ty Historical Muse um, next to the Bron son-Mulholland House in the north side his toric district in down town Palatka. Mattsons book, The Civil War Navy in Florida is available through local indepen dent booksellers and on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.The Arts Council of Greater Palatka and the band Downpour are teaming up to help feed the hungry at this months Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer. Denise Aiken, Exec utive Director said, the nor mal $7 entry fee will be waived in exchange for three non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food bank. This special event will take place Satur day, September 20 at the Larimer Arts Cen ter, located at 216 Reid Str eet, Palatka. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Music lovers of all ages are invited to help the Arts Council collect much needed food for some of Putnams less fortunate families while having fun and listen ing to great music at this feel-good event. Of course the art of Donna Grasso and Katherine Elshante will be on display for viewing in the galleries. Downpour is a r ock and roll power trio that believes in giving back to the community. In the blazing Florida August heat, Downpour helped to raise mon ey for the troops at an event in Pomona Park. W e like to do what we can to help with causes like The Arts Councils food drive. It might be me look ing for food one day, says bassist and keyboard player for the band, Luke T aft. The groups lead singer and guitar player, Richie Reiter, said of the event, Anything I can do to help, I know what its like to be hungry. Robbie Burkes, the drummer of the trio shares the other members sentiments. Downpour performs a mixture of rock, southern rock, and original music that ranges in era styles from the 70s to modern while their high-energy show maintains a common thread of power trio flavor The bands super tight rhythm, funky grooves, and dynamic melody are a staple to their suc cess. A unique aspect of Downpour is the instru mentation that includes guitar drums, bass, keyboards, and three vocal voices. The threepiece band puts out a thick rich sound while staying true to unmis takable power trio tight ness. Satur day Nite Live at the Larimer is sup ported in part by memberships, the Putnam County T ourist Devel opment Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Af fairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more information call 386-328-8998 or visit www.artsinputnam.org. Inside International Coastal Cleanup Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898Crescent City Womens Civic Association located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Parents Night Out event for the community on Saturday, Sep tember 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. You can drop your kids off to play and have fun while you enjoy a date night or simply take time to relax and complete chores. This event will be held indoors. There is a $5 donation per child which includes all games, movie, food, and drinks. If you need additional information, please feel free to con tact Lawanna at 386-559-0212 or Nakia 407-808-5789. Paddle Bear Creek with a Tiki Bar Stop. To be a part of the Bear Creek paddle meet at the boat ramp at end of Palmetto Street in Welaka on Sunday, September 21, 3 to 6 p.m. This is an intermediate paddle from Welaka across the St. Johns River to the mouth of Bear Creek, a lovely creek that is inaccessible to powerboats. Paddle up Bear Creek to where it joins with the Ocklawaha and paddle down the Ocklawaha. Paddlers will then re-cross the St. Johns River and end up at the Tiki Bar at Welaka Lodge for refreshments. Whistles and Life Preservers are mandatory. Water, a snack, sunscreen and bug spray is recommended. For more information email: putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com or visit: w ww.putnam bluewaysandtrails.org.Special to theCourier Journal Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B4-B5 Way Back When....A4Local Author to hold Book Signing Church Fun Day The following is a list of lane and road closures under way by FDOT that may impact trafc. State Road 207, Daytime lane closures for removing asphalt and nighttime lane closures for paving Monday through Friday from just west of Cracker Swamp Road to the St. Johns County line. US 17, east of the Memorial Bridge, Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from Ferry Road to Brunner Lane for driveway and sidewalk construction for a new McDonalds restaurant. Bear Creek Paddle Photo by Mike Jones Marcia Marinello, Crescent City local, is names the new Executive Director for Keep Putnam Beautiful. Parents Night Out Moving by the Power of God Ministry is holding a Community and Church Fun Day on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Harry Bank Park in Crescent City. There will be free food, games, prizes, face painting, and more. Come bring the family and have some fun! Lane and Road ClosuresInternational Coastal Cleanup, Help Keep Putnam Beautiful and cleanup the St. Johns River will be held Saturday, September 20. Stations will be set up 8 a.m., at Veterans Park, East Palatka (foot of the Bridge) and at the Palatka City Dock. A cleanup of the St. Johns River and the following locations: Veterans Park, East Palatka P i cole Park Boat Ramp, B rowns Landing a nd Murphys Island. Volunteers are needed to assist with the cleanup, as well as volunteers with boats, to get to Murphys Is land and to pick up trash in the river. A hotdog cookout will be provided for volunteers at the Palatka City Dock starting at 11 a.m. The cleanup concludes by noon. Last year, 400,000 volunteers from around the world picked up 6.8 million pounds of trash at the International Coastal Cleanup. Be a part of this International effort! Learn more and sign up for the next cleanup at www o ceanconservan cy o rg/cleanup or contact Keep Putnam Beautiful, (386) 325-9598, email: kpb@palatka-.gov Community service hours available. Putnam CountySpecial to theCourier Journal Photo special to the Putnam County Courier Journal Downpour to play at Larimer. Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Car Seat Inspection & Installation Putnam County Fire and EMS will be holding car seat safety inspections and installation training for parents and caregivers. The inspection stations will be held Thursday, September 18 in the parking lot of the WalMart Supercenter located at 1024 S.R. 19, Palatka. The event will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. They will inspect your current car seat and how it is installed. If they find any deficiency, they will make suggestions to help make the installation safer. They will also have reduced price car seats available on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $25 if you receive government assistance or $50 if you do not. Please bring the vehicle, the child and the current car seat being used so they can ensure proper sizing. For more information contact Captain Paul Fla teau at 386-937-4176. YOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year! Tough ChoicesA woman faces a heartbreaking choice about her best friend.Page B1 P.A.W.S. PutnamAnimal Adoption Agency has booth at Market Day in Pomona Park Page A3 Only 50 The Marching RaidersMeet the 2014-15 Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School Band PAGE A6 (2 sections) Crescent City, FL (Includes 7% FL Sales Tax) High School Band High School Band PAGE A6 Photos special to the Courier Journal Security camera footage of armed robbery suspect taken at the Bi-Lo convenience store on Friday, September 12 at approximately 6:42 a.m. Armed Robbery at Bi-Lo in Satsuma Keep Putnam Beautiful Names New Director Special to theCourier Journal Saturday Nite Live to help feed the Hungry Animal Adoption Agency has booth at Market Day


National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. A celebration of the her itage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. It started in 1968 a s Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and then in 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. There are several significant days during this period. September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their inde pendence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or D a de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. According to the latest census 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. There are Hispanic Amer icans in every aspect of the business and entertainment industry today and they are an i nfluential part of both. Throughout history many Hispanics have made advances in medicine, politics, and many other areas. Physician, Carlos Juan Finlay (18331915) who was a Cuban American, solved the mys tery of what caused yellow fever. N utritionist, Organizer, Author, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert, was responsible for ad vances made in making foods safer for people in the Southwest. She taught people all over N ew Mexico safe ways to preserve food through canning and drying methods. Civil War Admiral, David G. Farragut (18011870), was the most famous Hispanic soldier in the Civil War. He joined the Navy when he was only 10 years of age. Farragut was the first person to earn the rank of admiral in the United States Navy. Severo Ochoa, Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine and Physiology, in 1959 for medicine. He received the prize for his discovery of the process that would allow humans to create RNA in a test tube. Csar Chvez (19271993), Union Leader, he started a group, the United Farm Workers of America, to change the terrible conditions and the hard lives led by farm workers. Dolores Huerta, Born 1930, devoted her whole life to better treatment and justice for farm workers. Along with Csar Chvez, she co-founded the United Farm Workers of America. Antonia C. Novello, Doctor, became the first Hispanic person and first woman as well to be appointed as Surgeon General. Franklin R. Chang-Daz and Ellen Ochoa, Astronauts As you can see Hispanics have contributed quite a bit to what has become our modern society and they have fought hard through the years to obtain better working conditions and pay. Please join them over the next four weeks in celebrating all of the great accom plishments of the last 100 years! Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, October 9, 7 p.m.CRA Board Meeting,October 9, 7 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, October 21, 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, October 14, 6:30 p.m.Code Enforcement Meeting, Tuesday, October 14, 5 p.m.Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 14, 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, September 22, 5 p.m.Beautification Committee Meeting, October 7, 3 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersSeptember 23, 9 a.m. Regular MeetingMeets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205. www.putnam-fl.com/bocc/Putnam County School Board October 7, 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. www.putnamschools.org 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 Last week I talked about the rst part of the Second Amendment. Today I want to talk about the second part. The Second Amendment reads as follows, A well Regulated Mi litia, being necessary to the Security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and b ear arms shall not be infringed. The second part of this Amendment is plain and simple, The RIGHT of the PEOPLE to Keep and Bear arms Shall NOT BE infringed. Nowhere does it say, The people have rights sometime, or it could be infringed, it says, Our RIGHTS to keep and bear arms. Look people, Gun Free Zones, are a violation of our personal rights to keep and bear arms, unless its on private property. Oh I can already hear you complaining now. A few months back, Dianne Feinstein made the comment, If we take guns off the shelves, then there will be no more gun crimes. Thats like saying, if theres no crack cocaine or heroin sold in stores then we wont have a drug problem. Get Real! Ive heard the arguments about Sandy Hook and the other school, and how if we take our guns away, then no schools will be shot up? If youre in a gun free zone, youre in the most unsafe place you can possibly be. If you write in and tell me how Sandy Hook was the worst massacre in our history, Im going to refer you to December 29, 1890, when the 7th Cavalry rode into South Dakota to take away the Lakota Indian Tribes guns. The number of Indians killed that day has been estimated at over 300, mostly women and children. In the late 1960s Israel had a bad problem with terrorist groups coming into their schools, killing teachers and children. Instead of outlawing guns, Israels leaders de cided to train and issue all the teachers guns to protect the children, guess what? The k illings stopped at all their school. If you take away our cities that have the strictest gun laws, like Chicago and L.A. our guns crimes would be the lowest on the planet. Each year we have more deaths related to DUIs than guns. So when are you going to write your congress people and tell them to ban all automobiles. The cold hard facts are this, I have a right to carry a gun to protect myself and my family, and you gun haters better hope that Im around when some nut bag starts un loading his ammo, because I will be there to protect you. M y suggestion to you is this, If you dont like the Constitution then nd another country and move. Everyone has an opinion, and this is mine. You might not agree with it, b ut, Thats how I see it.Leave My Guns Alone Through a Childs EyesA big, humongous slideJewel Jones Second Grade Mrs. Knowles Monkey-bars. The first time I went to the playground, I started to learn how to do the mon key-bars.Cynthia Castelan Second Grade Ms. Waechter What would you like to see in our new playground?A big slide, be cause big slides are cool.Lincoln Meeker Second Grade Mrs. Banks Seesaws, because I like seesaws!Shae Delaney Second Grade Mrs. Buckles Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes 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. 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.Dear Editor: Several water customers in Crescent City were com plaining of water quality issues at their homes and businesses towards the end of August and the begin ning of September. The City offers its apology and this explanation: As part of the required maintenance of our potable water system, we had to take our ground water stor age tank out of commission to perform scheduled maintenance and repairs on the inside of the tank. This work started in July and we anticipated a 2 to 3 week down time for the tank; however, some of the structural elements inside the tank had some unexpected repairs that extended the time frame for completing the work. During this time, we were not able to use the aerator. The aerator and ground storage tank system help to remove the sulfur smell and some of the iron you of ten get with well water in Florida. Because we did not anticipate such a lengthy down time for the ground storage tank and aerator, we did not anticipate the water quality problems, and we did not issue any advanced notice to our customers of these potential problems. The water was not unsafe as a result of this event, but we understand it was not an acceptable quality. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. We will endeavor to do better in the future. We completed the tank maintenance work and the tank was brought back on line Friday, September 5. The water quality should have returned to normal by now. If you are still having discoloration or odor problems or if you have any in the future, call 386698-2525 and we will send someone out as soon as possible to investigate the situation. Sincerely, Patrick Kennedy City ManagerWater Quality In Crescent City Dear Editor: My name is Melissa Waechter and I am a second grade teacher at Middleton Bur ney who is also in charge of a wonderful program called the Mighty Bee Snack Pack. The Mighty Bee Snack Pack program provides food for students who may not have enough to eat over the weekend. We supply enough food for breakfast and lunch for all days that we are not in school for any child in the family. We are very lucky to have volunteers from South Putnam Church who come in every Wednesday to bag the food that we will send home on Fridays. We are in need of food this year to get our program started, if you would like to donate food you can drop it by Middleton Burney and please leave your name and address so I can send a thank you note for your generosity. To help raise money for our snack pack program we will be having a yard sale on Saturday, September 20 starting at 8 a.m. at Middleton Burney. Please stop by and see what items you can purchase for your home. Melissa Waechter Crescent CityMighty Bee Snack Pack Program Dear Editor: I must respond to the recent editorial by A. Nonymous regarding the 2nd Amend ment, and specifically open carry in Florida. I certainly hope that Mr. Nonymous was speaking hypothetically regarding carrying a 45 caliber Glock (exposed) on his hip in public. Unless he was either engaged in, or going to or from hunting, fishing, camping, or target shooting, the police officer who stopped him would be absolutely correct in hauling him off to jail and charging him with a felony (unless, of course, Mr. Nonymous is a law enforcement officer). Florida is a no open carry state, meaning that unless you are a law enforce ment officer you cannot legally open carry a handgun unless engaged in one of the activities listed above. I do agree with Mr. Nonymous statements regarding the 2nd Amendment. Most people have either no knowledge of its history and meaning, or have formed their own, usually incorrect, opinion of it. He is absolutely correct in stating that the 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to prevent subjugation by a renegade, out-of-control government. Another point, Florida has a stop and identify law. Under Florida law (901.51), if a law enforcement officer ...encounters any person under circumstances which reasonably indicate that such person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a violation of the criminal laws... the LEO may temporarily detain you ...for the purpose of ascertaining (your) identity. That doesnt mean you have to produce an ID card, or even state your name its up to the police to identify you. You have every right to refuse to answer any question or produce any kind of identification. However, as in most things, discretion, prudence and common sense should govern; the best course of action may be to swallow a little pride and just identify yourself to the LEO and let it go at that. There is a growing movement in Florida to make open carry of handguns legal. Currently 44 states allow open carry; some require a permit, others do not. Flor ida is one of only six states that do not allow open carry. Florida should join the other 44 enlightened states and allow open carry of handguns. In summary, I think Mr. A. Nonymous raises some valid points regarding our continually eroding natural rights as citizens of the USA. He also exemplifies the degree of misunderstanding the general population has regarding our rights, and in particular, firearms rights. All citizens should take the time to become more educated on the Bill of Rights. Remember, a right not exercised is a right lost. Gary Adams Crescent CityTo A. Nonymous 2nd Amendment


P.A.W.S. Putnam Board members and volunteers from P.A.W.S. Putnam animal adop tion agency had a booth at market day in Pomona Park on Saturday, Sep tember 2. One lucky girl names Sally, a French bulldog/Pekingese mix, was adopted by Dodie Lowe. They became in separable immediately. Town councilman Joe Svingala came by to tell the group that Buddy, the dog he had adopted during August, had set tled in with the family very well. President Cindy Wardecke said if they could place just one animal a month they would be happy, but would like to nd homes for all their animals. Senior Friday From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Friday, lo cal seniors meet at the Pomona Park Communi ty Center to play Bingo, cards, sometimes chess, Chinese checkers, dom inoes or other games. At noon a covered dish lun cheon is enjoyed. Those who do not cool can bring a bag of chips, cookies, loaf of bread, or throw a couple dollars into the coffee can on the desk. PFFC Members pay $3 a month, voluntarily. After lunch the local musicians gather and play for a couple of hours. Folks clap their hands, sing along, or dance if they desire. Joe and Joyce Svingala started this over a year ago, and it has been won derful for seniors who cannot travel anymore. Former Pomona Park mayor Alonzo Middleton says it gives you some thing to look forward to each week. This Friday the group will be meet ing at the Pomona Park First Baptist Church fel lowship hall. Next week is business as usual. Representative from the Seniors Vs Crime spoke briey to the group about crimes against citizens. This is a project of the Florida Attorney Gener als ofce. Barry Schnoor, Bill Toole, and Detective Jared Euy from the Sheriffs Ofce talked to the seniors. Many ques tions were asked and the threesome promised to come back and talk to the group again. The number for Seniors Vs Crime is 386-326-2839. Hoyt Moves Hoyt Roberts, former member of the Rhodes Band, has moved to a retirement center in Mel bourne to be near his children. His new address is Viera Manor, Apt 202, 3325 Breslay Dr, Mel bourne, FL 32940. First time he played music for some of the residents he received a standing ova tion. Way to go Hoyt! Rotary Fundraising The Rotary Club of Crescent City is work ing very hard to raise enough money to reno vate the Middleton Bur ney Elementary School playground. Last Friday and Saturday the Rota ry Club was selling ribs in front of Winn Dixie, thanks to Larry Court and his employers for al lowing our local groups to set up in front of their store, and who can say no to little boys with buckets asking would you help our school build a new playground? Teachers and parents were on hand to help where they were need ed. The next fundraiser is Friday, September 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sprague House. It will be a $10 spaghetti din ner hosted by the Rotary. Tickets are available from any Rotary Club mem ber or call the president, Ray Singleton, to reserve tickets at 386-530-0595. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are pref erable. The rib cookers were Ray, Rodney, Ed, Bob, Patrick, Dick and Jill on Saturday with other Ro tary members. Thanks to the entire group. What great people we have in our community. Also, the Putnam County Courier Journals Travis Rob erts is always involved in worthwhile projects. Thanks Travis, people love your articles too! Last Chance This week will be the last chance to register for the Annual Charity Golf Tournament to ben et the Putnam Fami ly Fitness Center. The tournament will be held on September 20 at the Palatka Golf Course. Call Karen or Mark Landin at 386-467-8731 for more information. Friendly Gathering Every year, in Septem ber, the GFWC Cres cent City Womens Club Board hosts a luncheon for members, prospective members, and women of the neighborhood to get acquainted. Between 40 or 50 ladies attended and enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the Board and were told about some of the projects planned for the next year. September 28, they will host a luau instead of the shrimp boil. The tickets are $15 and are available from club members, at the Putnam County Couri er Journal Crescent City Kennel, and Belles Bis tro. The Womens Club has great plans for a 125th anniversary next year. The Crescent City Club is the second oldest wom ens club. Green Cove Springs is the rst. Lunch with the Greats Wednesday, September 10, a book signing was held in the Culver Room at the Crescent City Li brary by Mary Harwell Sayler from Lake Como. She read some poetry from her two latest books Outside Eden and Liv ing in the Nature. Sayler has written over 26 traditional books. Fif teen people attended the program; some bought books and had them signed. Mary was assisted by her husband, Bob. She started writing when she was about nine year old. She told the story behind some of the poems that she read. Questions were asked and everyone en joyed the program. Sisters Mary Dunn from Wash ington State visited her three sisters in our area and their families, Shir ley Grifn, Brenda Masci ulli, and Barbara Bryan. The four sisters attended church on Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park. They also visited some relatives and friends in Middleburg. Mary went to Orlando for a mother-daughter re treat for three days with her daughter who lives there before returning to Washington. Stand Against On Friday, September 4, all grade levels at Miller Intermediate participat ed in a Stand Against bulling presentation. One of the students, Jeremi ah Cook, a fth grader, asked the administration about forming an An ti-Bullying Club with a student from each class joining. The club will have meetings and dis cuss ways to help all the students stand against bullying. Lions Club The Crescent City Li ons Club announced it will have its rst annual Lions Club Holiday Festi val. It will be held at Eva Lyon Park on December 5 and 6. The club event intends to provide fun for the whole family in cluding a holiday parade, food, music, entertain ment, snowmaking, and a visit from Santa Claus. A portion of the proceeds from the event will assist the Crescent City Lions Club service projects in the area. They are also seeking volunteers and local business partners for booths at this event. For more information contact President Regina Folen at 904-803-1531 or email the club at crescentcitylions@gmail.com. Four sisters, seated: Barbara Bryan and Shirley Grifn. Standing: Brenda Masciulli and Mary Dunn. COMMUNITYFundraising, P.A.W.S., and Stand Against September 17 A3 Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comP.A.W.S. members holding shirts and other items for sale for P.A.W.S. Putnam. at Bohannon Battery 613 N. Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 www.ShatteredData.com Touch Screen Repair! iPhone, iPad and MORE! 386-546-7604 Joyce Svingala dancing with Lamar Moore at Senior Friday Seniors Vs Crime, Jared Euy, Joyce Svingala, Barry Schnoor and Bill Toole, spoke at the Pomona Park Community Center Friday for seniors. Mary Sayler, from Lake Como, at the Crescent City Library during her book signing. Friendship Gathering at Crescent City Womens Club. Seated left to right: Carol Horner, Molly Morris, and Ginny Gaffney. Standing: Freida Garland, Rosemary Anderson, and Etta Mahowey. 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Summit St. Crescent City 386-698-2400 641 Third Ave. Welaka 386-467-2068Students at Miller Intermediate listening intently to bullying presentation. Teachers, students, and Rotary members during the rib sale to help raise money for a new playground. P.A.W.S. for Putnam: Happy dog Sally with her new owner, Dodie Lowe.


A4 OUR TO WN Way Back When... 25 years agoSeptember 13, 1964 Damage By Dora Exceeds That of Former Hurricanes Dora, a big hurricane and an unwel come guest, sent heavy rains and wild winds through this area Wednesday and Thursday of last week, causing no very great damage and unfortunately no loss of life here, but a great deal of nuisance damage that will add up to many thousands of dollars in cost. 50 years ago Years Ago...September 22, 1939 Teachers Retirement Planned State Board The Board of Education made prelim inary plans for setting up the teach ers retirement program without dipping into the State Treasury now. Governor Cone told members the States financial condition would not permit payment at this time of any part of the $400,000 appropriated for the next two years or the $25,000 allowed for expenses. 75 years ago 10 years agoSeptember 12, 2004 A Memorial for Jerome As you leave Crescent City driving south on Highway 17, take a look to the right and notice the Jerome A. Williams Memorial Highway sign. The sign was officially dedicated Thursday morning, September 2, by State Representative Joe Pickens. 5 years agoSeptember 16, 2009 Yes on Bonus es Employee compensation and aid to private organizations were discussed throughly at the Crescent City com missions rst formal reading of the 2009-2010 budget. In talking with most employers, to one giving bonuses or raises, we do not have enough money in reserves for raises, but the Commis sioner suggests to give bonuses during Christmas. September 13, 1989 No Prayer at Football Game When Crescent City High School begins its 1989 foot ball season at Wiltcher Stadium Friday night, one thing will be missing: the traditional prayer before the game. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. A number of area students have re ceived scholarships from the Crescent City Rotary Club over the years. This arti cle from the Septem ber 24, 1974 issue of the Courier Journal tells of a local stu dent who received a Rotary Foundation Scholarship which provided a year of study abroad. Quite an honor! Welakan Wins Rota ry Scholarship Bobby Goolsby to Study in Australia The Crescent City Ro tary Club announced this week that Robert Goolsby, a Welaka resident and student of veterinary medicine at the University of Flor ida, has been selected to receive the Rotary Foundation Scholar ship for 1975-1976. Goolsby, a gradu ate of Crescent City Junior-Senior High School who recently completed two years of college at St. Johns River Junior College, Palatka, was select ed from among candi dates throughout the North Florida district which extends as far north as Pensacola. As a Rotary Foun dation scholar he will spend one academ ic year studying at the University of Mel bourne, Australia, and serving as a Rotary International goodwill ambassador to that country, speaking be fore Australian Rotary clubs and familiariz ing them with life in the United States. Upon his return to the United States he will visit different Rotary Clubs stateside relat ing his experiences abroad. Rotary Founda tion scholarships are awarded annually by Rotary International to young men chosen for their scholastic and leadership abilities. Carefully screened and chosen from among applicants through out the U. S., winners are allowed to choose which foreign country they wish to visit and where they would like to study. Goolsby, 21, is the rst Crescent City area man ever to be chosen for the honor. He will not leave for Australia until March, 1976. He had the op tion of going immedi ately or waiting and chose the latter in or der to get some school ing behind him. Goolsby said he feels he will be better prepared af ter completing some of his studies. Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Lovarnso WalkerSales Consultant256 Hwy. 17 N., Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-8863 Ext. 117 (800) 382-3692 Ext. 117 FAX (386) 328-7222 CELL (386) 559-3512 lovarnsowalker@beckchrysler.com Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive Needs If You Need To See Better... You Need To See Dr. Kane PALATKA 328-8387Visit Our Website: www.seedrkane.com QUALITY EYECARE / AFFORDABLE PRICES Azalea Eyecare Center Are you looking for a fun educational family experience that doesnt cost a fortune? The Keystone Heights Library, the Melrose Public Library, and Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park have joined for ces to bring you an afternoon of family lit eracy fun. Pack the fam ily and a picnic and join them for the Read W ith Trees event at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park on Saturday, October 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. Entrance to the park is free when you show your library card or li brary book, or bring a donation of a new or gently used family-friendly book! Ther e will be camping in the park, there will be nature stories, crafts, ac tivities, and snacks. Read with Miss Chris of the Keystone Heights Library and Ranger Earl. Cr eate a camping craft and smores in a bag with Miss Sheree of the Melrose Public Li brary. The festivities will begin and end in the r ec reation building across the parking lot fr om the playground. Look for the Read With Trees signs. Gold Head Branch State Park is located six miles north of Keystone Heights at 6239 State Road 21: this program is free and all are invited to attend. For information call the park at 352-473-4701 or the Keystone Heights Public Library at 352473-4286, or the Melrose Public Library at 352475-1237. Read With Trees is sponsored by the Clay County Library Sys tem, the Putnam County Library System and Gold Head Branch State Park, Williamsons Food Store, the Chili Cook-Off held at Chiappinis Gas Sta tion and Store, and Gator Ofce Products, Inc. The refreshments are provid ed by the Melrose Library Association. Check it Out: Read with TreesJ.R has moved to a new location from Welaka to 385 CR 309, at the corner of Shell Harbor Rd. J.R. has all your tackle needs for landing the big one. J.R. has live bait, minnows, crickets, r ed worms, and night crawlers, rubber worms, rod and reels, and yes, even boiled peanuts and ice cream. Welaka Bait and Tackle has MovedChapter President Ruth ann Thropp opened the m eeting, asking chapter Chaplain Bill Darden to give the invocation and then to lead all the Pledge of Allegiance. Treasurer Allan Shoup then made the chapters nancial sta tus report. F ollowing Florida MOAA Legislative delegate Fran Martin reported on the re cent regional MOAA Sym posium held in Jackson ville. I urge all of you to d efend the current serving U.S. Military personal by logging on to MOAA.org, then participating in the legislative alert. Someone did it for you when you were on active duty, do your part. Express your views to your U.S. Repre sentative and Senators! P ast President George Crawford then reminded members all were asked to participate in the Palatka Veterans Day parade, coming November 11. We will form at 0930, vicinity of St Johns Avenue and 11th Street, and will have two vehicles for those who wish to ride, but will also have a marching unit. Uniforms are encouraged. Crawford also reported on the increasing inter est in the chapter project o f posting U.S. Flags on veteran graves in Putnam County every Memorial Day. Memorial Day, 2014, we posted 600 ags, and again ran short. We will order 650 ags for Memo rial Day, 2015. F ollowing the break for eating the luncheon, Thropp when called upon Martin, a member of the habitat board, to intro duce Ramicah Watkins, f rom the Putnam Coun ty Habitat for Humanity. W atkins stated that the Christian national Habi tat organization has over f our million people living in Habitat homes in the United States. Forty six homes have been constructed in Putnam County. The em phasis is shifting to doing c ritical/emergency repairs on homes of those in very low income status. Many of these are older mobile homes. The same detailed check of the individuals nancial status is made however. Habitat has re paired 67 homes to date u nder this effort. Less than 1% of Habitat homes have been foreclosed for non-payment nationally. President Thropp an nounced the next meet ing would be October 21 a gain at the Crystal Cove Marina restaurant. The November meeting will be November 18 at the Latin Grill. The chapters meeting are normally on the third Tuesday of every month and are open to anyone who has served as a war rant or commissioned of cer in the armed Forces of t he United States. For more information call President Thropp at 386467-3909 or Vice Presi dent Al Peterson at 3864 67-2437. Photo Special to the Courier Journal Ramicah Watkins, Executive Director of the Putnam County Habit for Humanity was the featured speaker at the St. Johns River Chapter, Military ofcers Association of America, (MOAA) at their September meeting. Florida MOAA Legislative MeetSpecial to the Courier Journal Special to the Courier Journal e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital!


Moving by the Power of God Ministry is holding a Com munity and Church Fun D ay on Saturday, Septem ber 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p .m. at Harry Bank Park in Crescent City. There will be free food, games, prizes, face painting, and more. Come bring the family and have some fun! The South Putnam Church, Medical Mission now offers Free Medical Care for uninsured indi viduals, the second and f ourth 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 Crescent City. Please call 386-269-9786 for more in formation. First Congregation Church of Interlachen will have a monthly commu nity yard sale from 8 a.m. u ntil 2 p.m., the first Sat urday of the month at 415 W ashington Street. The cost is $5 for inside and outside space. For more information call Rosemary at 386-916-8451.EAST PALATKA Joseph D. Strickland Joseph David Red Strickland, 88, of East Palatka, passed away Thurs day, September 11, 2 014 at Isle Health and Rehab Center in Fleming Island following an extended illness. Red was a native of Atlanta, Georgia and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He moved to Putnam County in 1944 from Green Cove Springs where he had been stationed in the navy. Red worked as an electrician and HVAC repair man at Georgia Pacific for 44 y ears, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Palatka Ma sonic Lodge #34 F&AM and the P utnam County Shrine Club. In his leisure, Red enjoyed golf ing, bowling, tennis and softball a s well as watching most all sports on TV. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dessie M. Strickland of East Palatka, two sons, Lar ry Strickland and wife Pamela o f Jacksonville and Rev. Randy Strickland and wife Carolyn of St. Augustine, four grandchil dren, Stacey Amaro and hus band Kevin, Nicole Hall and h usband Russell, Mark Heard and wife Diana and Rebecca Williams and husband Scott and nine great-grandchildren, Nathan Amaro, Alea Amaro, Tristan Hall, Cody Hall, Leigh ton Heard, Paige Heard, Aman da Williams, Chandler Williams a nd Sierra Williams. Services celebrating Reds life were held at 3 p.m. Sun day, September 14, 2014 at St. J ames United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Hanna officiat ing. Palatka Lodge #34 F&AM w ill also conduct masonic rites. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with the U.S. Navy conducting military honors. Vis itation was on Saturday from 5 t o 7 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Flowers are gratefully accept ed or memorial donations may b e sent to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Reds Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. ST. AUGUSTINE Blanche D. Orrell Blanche D. Orrell, 84, passed away Thursday, Sep tember 11, 2014 at M oultrie Creek Nurs ing and Rehab Cen ter in St. Augustine f ollowing an extended illness. A native of Winooski, Vermont, she was a long-time resident of Lake Placid. As her health declined in late 2012, she moved to Putnam County and later to St. Johns County. Blanche had worked as a book keeper with several different c ompanies over the years. She had been a member of Immacu late Conception Catholic Church i n Hialeah. Blanche enjoyed playing golf, fishing, boating and gardening. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert Livesey and a daughter, Betty Myers. She is survived by her husband, David Orrell of St. Augustine, two daughters, Debbie Short er (Dan) of San Mateo, Sandy C uesta (Andy) of Birmingham, Alabama, a son-in-law, Leroy Myers of Unicoi, Tennessee, four step-children, Richard Orrell (Sherry) of Farmington, Michi gan, Susan Whitney (Chuck) of B utler, Tennessee, Vicky Kakas (Andy) of Sparta, North Car olina and David Orrell (Luce) o f Sebring, two sisters, Rayetta Haugh (Bill) of North Port and Patty Jo Schroff of Lake City, 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grand children and one great-greatg randchild. No memorial services are scheduled at this time. Private graveside interment of the cre mated remains will be at a later d ate at Forest Meadows Memori al Park East in Gainesville. F lowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in Blanches memory to Haven Hospice, 2497 U.S. Hwy 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Blanches Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOver turffunerals.com. A rrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. BARDIN Jack L. Boyett Jack Lee Boyett, 63, of Bardin passed away on Tuesday, Sep tember 9, 2014 at Haven Hospice R oberts Care Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Dade City and had moved to Bardin 15 years ago. He had worked as an electrician and was an air conditioning man by trade. Jack was a mem ber of the Church of Christ and l oved to fish. He is preceded in death by his wife Jeannie Boyett, a niece Leann Register, who was like a daughter and his parents, M.G. and Mescal Boyett. He is survived by his girlfriend, Linda Dively, brother, Allen Boyett (Olivia), sister, Jill Camp bell (Max), uncle, David Ether idge (Lee), aunt, JoAnn WaldenL ane (Buddy), along with sever al other aunts, uncles, nieces, n ephews, cousins and friends. He was loved by all and will be missed greatly. Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Rodman Campground. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jacks Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffuner als.com. A rrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. ST. AUGUSTINE Rozzie Brooks Rozzie Brooks, 101, of St. Augustine passed away at Ste phens Memorial Home Monday, S eptember 8, 2014 following an extended illness. She was born to William B. Williams and Minnie L. Turner Williams on June 23, 1913 in Douglas, Georgia. She married Ralph R. Brooks of Palatka on April 17, 1937. They had one son, Randal H. Brooks. They settled in St. Augustine in 1946 where they owned and operated Brooks Grocery. She was a member of the Eastern Star and had been a very active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Augustine, which later became Turning Point at Calvary. She had been president of Baptist Women on Missions at Calvary. She was currently a member of the Crescent Beach Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph R. Brooks; a son, Randal H. Brooks; five brothers; and five sisters. Left to mourn her passing are numerous nieces and nephews to the 5th generation, and many dear and devoted friends. Calling hours were from 6 un til 8 p.m. Thursday, September 1 1 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Septem ber 12 at the funeral home with R ev. Greg Fischer and Dr. David Beauchamp officiating. Burial will follow in the Decoy Ceme tery in Green Cove Springs. F lowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to a favorite charity. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. I NTERLACHEN Francis R. Blanchard Francis Robert Blanchard, 77, of Interlachen, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Eaton, New York, he resided in Interlachen for 17 years coming from Avenel, New Jersey. Francis served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War and had been a member of the American Legion in Iselin, New Jersey. He had worked as a mechanic and truck driver with CS&S Trucking in New York City for 28 years and then for 15 years with Varnes Logging in Florahome. Francis also enjoyed bass fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd H. Blanchard and Stella Reyome Blanchard, three brothers, Tom, Frank and Sonny and a sister, Theresa. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily Blanchard of Interlachen, two sons, Craig Blanchard and wife Karen of Metuchen, New Jersery and Frank Blanchard and wife Ly nette of Lawrenceville, Geor gia, two daughters, MaryAnn T oledo and husband Hector Hoppy of Avenel, New Jers ery and Patti Gagnon and hus band Patrick of Interlachen, five b rothers, Kenneth, Homer, Joe, Donald and Moose, four sis ters, Delores, Sandra, Shirley a nd Bonnie, six grandchildren, Stacey Blanchard, Robert Hall, Joe Liszewski, Matthew Tole do, Kevin Blanchard and Dan B lanchard, two step-grand children, Samanthalee Greco a nd Kimberlee Taylor and two great-grandchildren, Olivia Ma rie Liszewski and Emalina Hall. S ervices were held at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the First Church of God in Flo rahome with Pastor John Miles o fficiating and the U.S. Marine Corp conducting military hon ors. The family received friends W ednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the First Church of God, P.O. Box 55, Florahome, FL 32140 or to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 927 S. Hwy 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Franciss Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOver turffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the d irection of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. PALATKA Ronald T. Mew Ronald T. Mew, 73, of Palatka passed away Saturday, Septem ber 6, 2014 at his residence. T he funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10 at the graveside at the Oak Hill West Cemetery in Palatka with Bro. Jakie Carmicle, Chaplain of Hospice of the Nature Coast, officiating. The family received friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. I NTERLACHEN Darlene Moorman Darlene Moorman, 83, of Interlachen, passed away Satur day, September 6, 2014 at Hav en Hospice Roberts Care Center f ollowing a short illness. A na tive of Los Angeles, California, s he resided in Interlachen since 1991 coming from Palm Dale, California. Darlene worked 28 years as a social worker with Los Angeles County. She had also been involved with the Re publican Club in Interlachen in y ears past. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Moorman and a cousin, Ralph Carroll. She is survived by two sons, Michael Moorman of Interlachen and Tom Moorman and wife Monica of Reseda, California, a sister-in-law, Chery Moorman of Interlachen, two grandsons, Eric and Evan Moorman and cousins, Jim & Shirley Carrol of Florida and Vivian Dominique, Virginia Ellerblock, Wilma Box and Mahlin Carroll, all of Ohio. No services are scheduled at this time. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Darlenes Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOver turffunerals.com. A rrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. PALTAKA Locket D. Cothron Locket Della Cothron, 74, of Palatka passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at her resi dence following an extended ill ness. She was born in Syracuse, N ew York and had been a resi dent of Palatka since 1979, com ing from North Bay, New York. S he had worked as a cook at Angels, Henris and the Clock restaurants in Palatka. She en joyed cooking, WWE wrestling a nd taking care of her grand children and great-grandchil dren. S he was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Leon Cotton Cothron; her parents, Albert and Fern Heidenreich; a brother, William Heidenreich; a sister, Mary Russell; a for mer husband, Lewis Gigon; and t wo great-grandchildren, Austin Gray and Clarissa Hudson. Survivors include three daugh ters and sons-in-law, Diana and S teve Carter of Palatka, Susan and Eddie Sweat of Palatka, and Marie Ryan of East Palatka; three sons and daughters-inlaw, Ronald and Jacki Gigon of Spring Hill, Timothy and Mi chael Gigon of Interlachen, and R obert and Lanette Gigon of East Palatka; a sister and broth er-in-law Carol and Mel Fish o f Harrison, Georgia; four sis ters-in-law and a brother-in-law, P atsy Stacy of Gainesville, Cora Lee Blackwelder of Gainesville, Faye Blackwelder of Palatka, and Robin and Jerome Kelly of Brooker; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Richard and Su san Cothron of East Palatka; 2 1 grandchildren and spous es, Laverne Dupre and Reba D ouglas, Lynn Sweat and David Johns, Jason and Christie Hud son, Vernie Hudson, Marsha Ca ter and Brandon Ibarra, Felisha G igon, Tiffany Gigon, Timothy Gigon Jr., Jessica Miler, Cassie Gigon, Ashley and Joshua No vak, Walter and Amy Sweat Jr., D ustin Sweat and Tammy An dino, Frankie Sweat, Gary and A lyssa Sweat, Jordan Saylor and Betty Griffin, Mark Kennedy Jr. and Jessica Leaber, Daniel Ken nedy and Amanda Horace, David K ennedy, Harley Fox and 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Wes Taylor officiating. The fam ily received friends one hour p rior to the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2701 Reid Street, Palatka, Flor ida 32177. M essages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guest book at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. M asters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. PALATKA Hilburn B. Revels Hilburn Buckman Revels, Jr., 74, of Palatka, passed away Friday, Septem ber 5, 2014 at Hav en Hospice Roberts C are Center. He was a native of Florahome and lifelong resident of Putnam County. Hilburn worked 38 years at Georgia Pacific retiring in 1995 as general manager. Over the years, he had been active in nu merous organizations including t he Palatka Jaycees, a Mason and a member of the Putnam Coun ty Shrine Club. Hilburn was an a vid outdoorsman and long-time member and President of the Hal Jones Ranch Hunt Club. He was also a member of St. James Unit ed Methodist Church and was an a vid Florida Gator fan and mem ber of the Gator Boosters Club. H e was preceded in death by his wife, Judy M. Revels and his par ents, Hilburn B. Buck Revels a nd Lucille Revels. He is survived by two sons, Cale Revels, Deen Revels of Palm Coast; two step-sons, Dean Mullis and wife Leah of Palatka and David Mullis and wife Susan of Interlachen, a sister, Patricia Stroba; 13 grandchildren, Win ston Revels, Rumar Revels, Tay lor Marie Revels, Jenifer Mullis, L acey Mullis, Jared Mullis, Caleb Rutter, Chandler Mullis, Landon Mullis, Cody Mullis, Tanner White, Lexi White and Addison Nettles and a great-grandchild, Jayden Lane Peeples and many close friends. Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Don Hannah of ficiating. Burial followed at Paran C emetery in Grandin. The family received friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka. F lowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Hil burns Book of Memories page at w ww.JonhnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. I do not consider myself yet to have tak en hold of it. But one t hing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which god has called me heaven ward in Christ Jesus. P hilippians 3: 13-14 (NIV) Abraham Lincoln en dured more than his s hare of misery during his lifetime. He grew up dirt poor and start ed working 10-hour d ays by age seven. Life did not get any easier when he became an adult. At age 22, he failed in business. Age 24, he failed again in business. Age 26, his beloved fiance, Ann Rut ledge died. A ge 27, he suffered a nervous breakdown. Ages 29, 31, 34, 39, 46, 47, and 49 he lost various elec tions. W hile serving as president, he agonized over the Civil Waren dured a bad marriage t o an hysterical wom an who nearly spent h im into bankruptcy and suffered endlessly when his favorite son, Willie, died before his 10th birthday. Yet despite numerous personal and profes sional setbacks, Lin coln was generally a p ositive, upbeat man who loved to swap an ecdotes and tell jokes e very opportunity he could. When asked how he remained so cheerful in the face of constant adversity, Lincoln re plied, Its been my ob servation that people a re just about as hap py as they make up t heir minds to be. Lincoln understood that its not necessar ily the circumstances t hat determine wheth er we are happy or s ad, a success or fail ure. Rather, its how w e choose to react to those circumstances. We must not let the past, whether it be pleasant, horrible, successful or unsuc cessful dictate what w e do in the present or how we look to the fu ture. Christ has over come everything for u s and we can do all things through him who strengthens us. There is an old saying in baseball, You cant steal second with your foot on first. 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 Church Happenings Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Friendship Baptist Church . ........................ 386-698-3736 Paralyzed by the Past or Motivated by the Future? Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Rev. 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A6 Theres a lot hoppening this Third Friday in Downtown Palatka! The fun starts with the Downtown Palatka Shop Hop this Friday, September 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. with a rafe at 8 p.m. at the Third Friday Street Party. Enjoy Caribbean mu sic by High Energy Group from 6-10 p.m. on the 200-300 block sponsored by Palatka Main Street. There will also be 17 arts, crafts, antique, shabby chic and other vendors at the Palatka Art Leagues 2nd An nual Tilys Attic at the Historic Tilgh man House (324 River Street). There will be ribbon cutting ceremonies for several new business es on the day plus a Grand Opening at Gem City Cottage (220 St Johns Ave Ste 1) with live music and refresh ments. One of our newest members, Bound for Glory & St Johns Caf, just had their ofcial opening on Monday. If you havent been yet, this is the perfect time to check out the new coffee shop! Tickets for the Shop Hop are $10 and on sale now at the Palatka Welcome Center (900 St Johns Ave across from Dairy Queen) or one of 14 participating locations. Shop Hoppers will receive a goodie bag with samples from lo cal Avon and Mary Kay representatives as well as valuable coupons from downtown shops and restaurants. Hoppers will also re ceive a map and list of participating busi nesses, one wristband and their rst rafe ticket. Hoppers can earn more another raf e tickets (and more chances to win) for each additional $10 they spend at partici pating locations. There are lots of great gift certicates and baskets up for rafe in cluding: A Night of Free Bingo (value $71) from Bingo Palace, $50 Gift Certicate from Bad cock Home Furniture & More, $50 Gift Cer ticate from Angelas of Palatka, as well as gift baskets from The Pink Door, Lady Bugs Gift Shoppe, and more. The event is sponsored by Downtown Palatka, Inc. DPI is a non-prof it 501(c)6 merchants association that sup ports the economic development, enhance ment, and promotion of downtown Palatka, FL. For more informa tion, stop by or call the Palatka Welcome Cen ter at 386-328-0909 or visit www.PalatkaD owntown.com. You can also follow Downtown Palatka, Inc. on facebook, twitter, and pinter est. Buy tickets on line. Just search for Palatka Shop Hop on Eventbrite.com Participating loca tions include: Ange las of Palatka (726 St Johns Ave), Barkin Lot Boutique (922 St Johns Ave), Bound for Glory & St Johns Cafe (621 St Johns Ave), Elsie Bells Antique Mall (111 North 4th St), Gem City Cottage (220-1 St Johns Ave), Gypsy Palace (320 St Johns Ave Ste 102), Lady Bugs Gift Shoppe (114 South 2nd St), Lee Conlee Thrift Shoppe (926 St Johns Ave), Miss Ds Quilts (305 St Johns Ave), The Pink Door (306 Oak Street), Putnam Bicycles (100 South 9th Street), Ralphs House of Flow ers (605 St Johns Ave), Read (Think) Books (627 St Johns Ave), and River City An tiques and Collectibles (717 St Johns Ave).Special to theCourier Journal Shop, Hop, and Top it all off with a Free Concert 2014-15 Crescent City Marching RaidersPhoto by Travis Roberts From left to right: April Munoz, Abisai Munoz, Christian Alcibar, Jose Pena, Julian Deleon, Nathaniel Miller, Diego Consuelos, Donald Michel, Filipe Cajeme, and Camino Aki-Wright. Camden Hensley Gets Hit of the WeekPhoto by Travis Roberts Junior varsity player, #18 Camden Hensley gets tackled during the junior varsity game against Matazas High School. The Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School junior var sity team lost 34 to 0. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Town of Pomona Park has tentatively adopted a budget for 2014 2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:Monday, September 22, 2014 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 Highway 17 South Pomona Park, Florida9/17/14 BUDGET SUMMARYTOWN OF POMONA PARK, FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 BETTER 1 TO 5 ESTIMATED GENERAL PLACE CENT TOTAL ALL REVENUES FUND FUND FUND FUNDS Taxes: Millage per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes 5.7874 $ 156,000 $156,000 Local Option Gas Tax 22,000 14,800 36,800 One Cent Sales Tax 60,000 60,000 Franchise Taxes 39,200 39,200 Utility Taxes 36,900 36,900 Communication Service Tax 20,000 20,000 Local Business Tax 3,400 3,400 Permit Fees 600 600 State Shared Revenues 72,400 72,400 County Shared Revenues 5,400 5,400 Interest Earnings 310 20 330 Miscellaneous Revenues 1,400 1,400 Court & Local Fines/Fees 400 400 TOTAL SOURCES 358,010 60,000 14,820 432,830 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 243,000 120,000 65,000 428,000TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 601,010 180,000 79,820 860,830 EXPENDITURES General Government 180,050 180,050 Public Safety 27,200 27,200 Transportation 62,500 10,000 35,000 107,500 Economic Environment 0 Culture/Recreation 96,550 51,000 147,550 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 366,300 61,000 35,000 462,300 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 234,710 119,000 44,820 398,530TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES 601,010 180,000 79,820 860,830 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED TA XING AUTHORITY AS PUBLIC RECORD.9/17/14 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Town of Welaka has tentatively adopted a budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 8:30 A.M.at Welaka Town Hall 400 Fourth Avenue Welaka, FL 321939/17/14 BUDGET SUMMARYTOWN OF WELAKA FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE TOWN OF WELAKA ARE 1 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURESMillage Per $1,000 General Fund 5.5050 GENERAL UTILITY TOTAL FUND FUND BUDGETREVENUES AND TAXES: Ad Valorem Taxes Millage 5.5050 per $1,000 262,555 262,555 Sales and Use Taxes 26,487 26,487 Franchise/Utility Taxes 54,198 54,198 License/Permits 17,850 17,850 Grants 153,359 462,000 615,359 Community Service Taxes 22,977 22,977 Fines 500 500 Better Place Funds 50,047 50,047 Gasoline Tax 27,843 27,843 Miscellaneous 2,098 2,000 4,098 Revenue Sharing 16,372 16,372 Cell Tower 17,558 17,558 Charges for Services 681,363 681,363 TOTAL SOURCES 651,844 1,145,363 1,797,207 Transfers In 5,000 5,000 Fund Balances/Reserves 81,750 81,750 Total Estimated Revenue, Transfers, and Balances 738,594 1,145,363 1,883,957 EXPENDITURES: General Government 216,773 216,773 Public Safety 57,036 57,036 Capital Improvements 84,750 20,000 104,750 Fire Department 4,000 4,000 Parks & Recreation 72,294 72,294 Streets 44,886 44,886 Grants 153,359 462,000 615,359 Water --256,081 256,081 Sewer --364,126 364,126 Reserve for Contingencies 105,496 38,156 143,652 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 738,594 1,140,363 1,878,957 Transfers Out 5,000 5,000 Total Appropriated Expenditures and Transfers 738,594 1,145,363 1,883,957THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.9/17/14


Each week I receive emails from people want ing me to write a story a bout them or someone they know. Most of the time its people wanting me to help raise money for a cause they believe in, but this past week I received a different type of email. This email is one that really hit home with me because I have been in a similar situation. This email comes from a lady who we will call Mary. Please allow me to share her dilemma with you. As I sat on the back of my boat enjoying a cup of Joe, I began reading Marys email. In the email Mary told me she was about to lose the love of her life and was confused on what to do. Mary has a 15 year old little girl who she calls Princess. It was 15 years ago when Mary was sitting at home watching T.V. The phone rang and it was Marys best friend. It seems that Marys best friend want ed her to take a ride to t he Animal Control Shel ter, her dog had gotten o ut and she needed to get there before they put her dog to sleep forever. At the Animal Control Shelter, Mary fell in love with a little one year old puppy, and within an hour Mary had a new compan ion. Over the years Mary a nd Princess were always together, well that is until about a year ago when Princess health started declining. Last week Mary took Princess to her Vet erinarian. Mary asked the v et if it was time to put Princess to sleep the vets response was, I cant tell you when to put your dog down, you have to make that decision. Now Mary wants to know what she should do. Please allow me to share with you my response to Mary. Dear Mary: Thank you for writing in. I am honored that you have chosen to ask me for advice, but Im afraid your veterinarian is right, only you can make that decision as Princesses owner. This is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make. I know because I was faced with this same dilemma some years ago. Like you, I ad opted a yellow lab pup py from animal control. I w ould like to tell you the story in hopes that it might help you make your decision. One morning while mow ing the grass in my front y ard, a cute little mutt mix yellow lab comes run ning up to me. I shut t he mower off and looked around for the owner, but there was no one to be found. For the next week I put up signs, placed an ad in the local paper, but still no one came for the dog. The next week was pure hell. This little puppy was driving me nuts! She ate the toes off my work boots, pooped all over my house, and would whine all night long. I made the decision to take her to the local animal control center. When I handed this lit tle pain in my butt over t he counter to the man, I asked, What will you guys do with this puppy? The man said, We will put her up for adoption, but if no one wants her then she will be put to sleep in seven days. As I lay in my bed that night I couldnt sleep, it seemed I had grown at tached to this little pain i n my butt. Over the next five days I would call and check in with animal con trol, and the man would a lways say the same thing, Shes still here, maybe someone will get her today. It is now day seven, Im driving to work when all of the sudden it hit me, this little puppy was going to be killed today and it would be entirely my fault. Fifteen minutes later I was at the Animal Con trol Shelter. As I walked i n the door the man said, So you decided to adopt the dog, huh? I have the paperwork all filled out! I gave him the $45 adoption fee and we walked to the back to retrieve my new pain in the butt. As I walked up to the cage it was like this lit tle puppy knew I would b e coming back for her. As we drove home she wouldnt quit licking my face. I told her that this was a temporary thing, and I would find her a good home. Over the next 14 years Chrissy would become my best friend, we did everything together. If I went on vacation, she went with me, and yes, she was quite the pain in my butt. Every week I would take Chrissy to the beach, her favorite thing was to fetch the ball from the water, but at some point she would sit on the sand next to me and look up as if to say, Ive had enough for one day, now its your turn to swim out for the ball. Yes, she had me trained. As the years went by Chrissy would have less energy and I found myself fetching the ball more and more. I guess it was about year thirteen when Chrissy started having bad h ip problems. The visits to the veterinarian went from monthly to weekly. Just before Chrissys 14th birthday I asked the veter inarian the same question y ou asked and was given the exact same answer as you. It was about a week after Chrissys 14th birthday when I woke up to her whimpering. Chrissy had lost her bowel control and was unable to get up, so off to the vets office we went. I remember the vet tell ing me, Its time. If you l ike we can give her a shot and she will just go to sleep. If you want you can leave her and we will take care of it for you, or you can take her home and let nature take care of it. Being selfish, I car ried Chrissy out to my t ruck. As we drove home she laid across the seat, with her head on my lap. I could see the pain in her eyes even after she had received the pain shot. That night as Chrissy tried to get in the bed with me she collapsed, her hips had finally gone out for good. I knew this because I could hear her bones break. I quickly got up, ran to the medicine cabinet, and gave her a shot that the Veterinarian had given me. I picked up Chrissy, and laid her on the bed with me. As she laid there with her head on my chest, I knew it would be our last night together. Chrissy had been my best friend for 14 years, but she had one weak ness that I could never b reak. I could leave a full chicken dinner, steak, or hamburgers on my truck seat and she would nev er touch them, but put a S ubway meatball sub anywhere and she would eat the wrapper and all, it was the one weakness she could never overcome. Maybe it was because the day I adopted her, thats the first thing we ate to gether. T he next day I returned home from work, Chrissy was in bad shape, I knew this was the day. I picked Chrissy up, carried her to my truck, and off we went to Subway. I purchase two meatball subs then drove her out to the beach. As I sat there on the sand petting her, I made the decision that I was the one who would have to take away her pain and suffer ing, I didnt want her to d ie in some strange place but at home. We watched the sunset together then I drove her home. Once home, I went into my back yard and dug a hole, went inside and took Chrissys favorite toys and blanket, then placed them beside the hole. I took the blanket that I had gotten Chrissy when she was a puppy, laid it out on the ground then placed her on top of it. My intention was to feed her the meatball sub then take my gun and end her suffering, but after feeding her the sub, I couldnt pull the trigger. It was around midnight when she looked at me for the last time, then closed her eyes for good. For months after she passed I could feel her wet snout in the bed with me at night and in the far off distance even hear her whimper from time to time. I know its hard, but to me Chrissy is not gone, because s he lives in my heart and memories. I once heard it said, There is no better love on earth than that of a dog. How true it is. Mary I wish I had an an swer for you, but I dont. I b elieve we are put here on this earth to take care of animals, maybe I was wrong to let Chrissy suf fer, maybe I should have e nded it for her. From what you wrote in your email, Princess had the best owner she could have ever had. I hope that one of our readers will write in with better advice for you.It is in our coffee and tea, our sodas and en ergy drinks, even some o f our over the count er pain relievers and o ur beloved chocolate, but, do you really know how much caffeine you or your children con sume in a day? And d o you know what ef fect that caffeine has o n your body? It wakes you up in the morn ing and gives you a b oost mid-afternoon when energy levels are lagging, but what is it really doing? Lets find out The Good Science is finding that there are some defi nite health benefits to c onsuming caffeine in small quantities, and these benefits are pri marily for adults. Re search has shown that c affeine: Increases memory. Is better than sleep when you need to be alert while driving. Helps ward off Alz heimers. C an ease depression by increasing dopa mine in the brain. I ncreases stamina during exercise. Protects against eye lid spasm. May prevent skin c ancer. A new study out of Rutgers Uni versity found that c affeine prevented skin cancer in hair less mice. M ay reduce fatty liver in those with non-al cohol related fatty liv er disease. M en who consume 250-375mg of caf feine per day have a m uch lower risk of developing ED (erec tile dysfunction). Ac cording to The Uni versity of Texas re duced risk was even o bserved among men consuming as little as 85mg of caffeine daily. May prevent ringing in the ears (tinnitus) in women. Caffeinated cof fee cuts mouth and t hroat cancer risk by 50%. Coffee can reduce risk of stroke as much as 22%. Coffee decreases risk of type 2 diabetes. Caffeinated Coffee may help with weight loss. The Bad So now we know some of the good things caf feine can do, lets take a l ook at some of the bad. People who already suffer from high blood pressure may have a temporary in crease in blood pressure (2-3 hrs.) by d rinking as little as 2 cups of caffeinated coffee. Its linked to gout. Its could cause in continence. A study o ut of the University of Alabama showed that women who con sume a lot of caffeine a re 70% more likely to develop inconti nence. M ay cause insomnia. Can cause indiges tion. C an cause head aches. While occa sional doses of caf feine can relieve h eadache symptoms, the overuse of caf feine can cause head aches and lead to mi graines. C auses more forceful heart contractions. Worsen Menopause Symptoms. Now depending on the state of your health including any serious medical conditions in cluding high blood p ressure, diabetes, thyroid disease and metabolic syndrome, caffeine may not be so much of a friend. In combination with these conditions and in too high of a quantity, it can be a recipe for di saster. T he Ugly There have been doc umented deaths by c affeine. Most recently, Logan Steiner of Ohio died after consum ing a large dose of the su bstance via caffeine powder. The powder, available online and in health food stores, as a dietary supplement, is very dangerous. It is unregulated by the FDA and the potency varies from brand to brand, but in gener al, you get about 5,000 m g. per tsp. of powder. It is becoming popular among young people as a pre-workout en hancer and it is also b eing used wherever there are other drugs that can cause drowsiness and decreased a lertness, such as al cohol and marijuana, t o keep partiers more alert so they can enjoy themselves longer. Steiner was days away from graduating from high school after ob taining a full academic s cholarship to college. His family wants par ents, educators and f amilies to know just how dangerous this drug is and just how easily accessible it is to our children. In addition there are also caffeine tab lets available over the c ounter in drug stores that contain more than enough caffeine in one bottle to kill multiple people. Until the FDA takes the necessary steps to ban powdered caffeine from stores shelves, please educate yourselves and your kids about this dan gerous drug. It is not worth losing one more life!How Much Are We GettingI know that what you are about to read is going to be very dis appointing to some of y ou because you arent aware, or dont really want to face the truth about how much caf feine some of us may be c onsuming in a typical day. Everyone is differ ent, both in how much t hey get and how their bodies handle it. Some are more sensitive than others just like any thing else, and we do b uild up a tolerance to it requiring more and more for the same ef fect over time. I h ave researched the caffeine contents of several common items that we as adults con sume and some that we m ay allow our children and our teens to have. Heres what I found:Regular Coffee 95 mg per 8 oz. Decaf Coffee 2-12mg per 8 oz. Espresso 47-75 mg per demitasse Specialty drink (Latte or mocha) 63-175 mg per 8 oz. Black tea (hot or iced) 14-70 mg per 8 oz. Green tea 24-45 mg per 8 oz. Coca-Cola 34 mg per 12 oz. Mountain Dew 54 mg per 12 oz./90mg per 20 oz. bottle. Monster Energy Drink 160 mg per 16 oz. Pepsi Cola 38mg per 12 oz. Red Bull 80mg per 8.46 oz. 5 Hour Energy 200 mg per 2 oz. bottle Chocolate 12 mg per oz. (solid) Homemade Hot Choco late 5 mg per 8 oz. McCafe Hot Chocoate 7 mg per 12 oz. These are just a few of the many things we eat and drink that con tain caffeine. Not to m ention candy, gum, breath mints, even jerky! These days its everywhere in every thing. So what is a safe a mount? For Healthy Adults: 300mg-400mg/day Ages 13-18: no more than 100mg/day For Those with Health Concerns/Pregnant or Nursing Women: 200mg/day or less Those Ultra-Sensitive: Start with 50mg/day and increase or de crease consumption f rom there. Ages 12 and Under: C affeine isnt recom mended for children u nder 12. Some doc tors may recommend c affeine for children diagnosed with ADHD, but there really is no reason for children un der 12 to consume caf feine. F or children four or older an occasion al caffeinated soda or ch ocolate treat is no concern and 45mg per day is recognized as a safe amount, but it shouldnt be a daily part of a childs diet. I hope this helps you to get a handle on your caffeine consumption. Until Next Time, Stay Healthy! September 17, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES The Good, Bad, and Ugly about Caffeine Heartbreaking Choices for Our Pets The Good, Bad, and Ugly about Caffeine Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com


loon in East Palatka. There will be chance drawings, 50/50, silent auctions, koozies, ribbons for sale, and much more. The Fruitland Peninsula Historical Society will meet Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in the Culver room at the Crescent City Library. Guests and Members are welcome to socialize and hear a talk by Pat Maden called Boom and Bust, A Florida Tale. Concrete Sneakers is a group which values moving! Each Saturday morning at 7:30 am they meet at Morgan Park in Pomona Park to Run, Walk or Bike. This is inter-generational activity, focused upon staying physically t and motivated in a safe family friendly environment. The Putnam County Headquarters Library welcomes local quilter and instructor, Janelle Bruce. The class returns on Monday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 3 p.m. each Monday thereafter. If you are interested in becoming a quilter, please feel free to stop in and see what we are doing. True beginning quilters will nd this class easy to start with and learn as you go. For more information, please call Darlene Walker at 386-329-0126. The Headquarters Library is located at 601 College Road in Palatka. information email: putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com or visit: ( www.putnambluewaysandtrails.org. The GFWC Womans Club of Welaka located at 644 CR 309. Will be having their Pulled Pork Dinner and Hoe Down, Saturday, October 25. Dinner available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinners include: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, Dessert and Tea for a donation of $9, proceeds benet Ser vice Projects and Programs. Music will be provided by The Rhode Show Dancing 50/50. For Advanced Tickets please contact: Joyce Weeks at 386-467-9598, Club Members and Dees Salon 386-467-2600. Crescent City Womens Civic Association located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Parents Night Out event for the community on Saturday, September 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. You can drop your kids off to play and have fun while you enjoy a date night or simply take time to relax and complete chores. This event will be held indoors. There is a $5 donation per child which includes all games, movie, food, and drinks. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Lawanna at 386-559-0212 or Nakia 407808-5789. Crescent City Womens Civic Association (CCWCA) located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Spooktacular event for the community on Friday, October 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. They will have a drawing for best costume, games, contests, food, and music entertainment. Purchase tickets in advance for $3 donation per person or $5 donation per person at the time of event. Food is included. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact CCWCA at 386-559-0212 or 407-808-5789. St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the new paramedic program through October 30. Classes begin in January on the Orange Park campus. Paramedics are highly-trained members of the health care community who perform advanced life support techniques to acutely ill or injured patients, including cardiac, stroke and trauma victims. The paramedic program is a one-year college credit certicate program and includes intense, hands-on skills training in the administration of medications, endotracheal intubation, debrillation, venipuncture and the initiation of intravenous uids. There will be a yard sale fundraiser for Relay for Life on Saturday, November 1 starting at 7 a.m at the Cheyenne SaTe gustaria tomar un tiempo para ti? Relajarte y des es tresarte 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 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 Genealogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in the upcoming months. The classes are being taught by Deanda Lyne, Director of the Family History Center. She will cover what is needed to know to get start ed, where to go to nd it, and how to record what has been found. Melrose Branch Library will host the Basic Geneal ogy 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 remain ing 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 consid ered for the near future. Crescent City Lions Club announces new events and up coming projects. One of which is their Holiday Festival on Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6 They are looking for volunteers for the event Santas Elves and other good hearted people to help get this wonderful event underway. The Crescent City Lions Club would also like to announce the starting of their Crescent City Leo Club Students be tween the ages of 12-16 are encourage to sign up and can nd more information about it by emailing Regina Folen (The CC Lions President) at lionreginavictoria@gmail.com. The Putnam Family Fitness Center is hosting the First An nual Charity Golf Tournament at the Palatka Golf Course, 1715 Moseley Avenue, on Saturday, October 18. Registra tion is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and tee off is at 9 a.m. There will be an unhandicapped best ball scramble, cash prizes for rst and second place teams, 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 player, which in cludes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Funds raised from the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Cen ter. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-4678731 or mcphaul@aol.com. Haven Hospice is inviting artists to connect with patients and families while supporting Haven by displaying their art work through the ArtsCare Program. To be considered, the artists must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ ArtsCare. Artists who choose to display at Haven Hospice are not required to rent the wall space or submit to volunteer hours. The art will be scheduled to hang in the care center for eight weeks before it is changed out for new artwork. A portion of all proceeds benet the unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice to the patients and families it serves. For more information about becoming a Haven Hospice artist, please contact Lauren Ferguson at 904.465.7208. Return completed exhibiting applications by mail to Haven Hospice: Volunteer Services 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 or by email at HavenEvents@ HavenHospice.org. The 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, dip ping to the bottom and climbing back up for a truly chal lenging event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three cos tumes as well as the top male and female overall nishers, and the top male/female nishers in each age group. Entry fees are $15 for those under 18, and $20 for adults. Race day registration fees are $25 per runner. Registrants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Register online at www.RaceSmith. com or register in the park ofce Monday Friday 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Civic Center lobby. For more information, please contact the park at 386-329-3721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@ gmail.com. 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 Haven Hospices unreimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs throughout the Putnam County area. If you would like to sponsor this event call 386-326-4526. 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 p.m. for all locations. In September, 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. The Humane Society of Northeast Florida is having their Dancing for Dogs at their thrift store in Palatka on Saturday, September 25 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be live music, food, door prizes and more. Tickets available at the Thrift Store or from Board members and volunteers. The Lee Conlee House, Inc. is currently seeking art work submissions for the Annual Survivors Art Show being held Saturday, October 11 through 17, at the Palatka Art League located at 324 River Street. Submissions must be made by Tuesday, September 30 (Artwork may be accept ed after this date at the discretion of the Prevention Coor dinator.) Please contact them to discuss the submission of pieces larger than 11 X 13 due to space and ability to trans port larger pieces safely. For more information about the Art Show please contact Leah Emberton, Prevention Coordina tor at 386-325-4447 or via email at embertonl@leeconlee house.org. Artwork submitted will be for display only and will be returned to the artist after the show. The rst weekend of November, Florida History and Folk Culture come ALIVE as the Barberville Pioneer Settlement presents the 38th Annual Fall Country Jamboree This is one of the best-known and longest-lived heritage festivals in Florida, featuring; Historical Demonstrators, Five Music Stages and Hundreds of Musicians, Antique Tractors & En gines, Antique Alley, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Juried Arts & Craft Show, Childrens Activities, Florida Cracker Style Foods and more. November 1 and 2, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $8 Adults, $5 Children 6 to 12. Under 6 free. Members are always free. For more information visit www.pioneersettlement.org email: events@pioneersettlement.org or call 386-749-2959. Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner and Silent Auction fund raiser for the South Putnam Christian Service Center will be held on Saturday, October 4. Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At Howe Memorial Fellowship Hall In Crescent City. Advance ticket sales only ending on Wednesday Octo ber 1. Dinner ticket donations are $8. For more information call 386-467-2061. First Presbyterian Church and Howe Memorial United Methodist Church support this event. The Silent Auction will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with donated arts, crafts and other quality items. Admission for the Silent Auc tion is free and there will be something for every budget. Paddle Bear Creek with a Tiki Bar Stop. To be a part of the Bear Creek paddle meet at the boat ramp at end of Pal metto Street in Welaka on Sunday, September 21, 3 to 6 p.m. This is an intermediate paddle from Welaka across the St. Johns River to the mouth of Bear Creek, a lovely creek that is inaccessible to powerboats. Paddle up Bear Creek to where it joins with the Ocklawaha and paddle down the Ocklawaha. Paddlers will then re-cross the St. Johns Riv er and end up at the Tiki Bar at Welaka Lodge for refresh ments. Whistles and Life Preservers are mandatory. Water, a snack, sunscreen and bug spray is recommended. For more PALATKA KIWANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALATKA NEW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River PalatkaP oO M ona ONA P aA R k K N eiEI G H boB O RH ooO O D W atcA TC H 2 nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALATKA LIONS PUTNA MM COUNTY S HR HR I NE CLUB & Hamburgers PUTNA MM COUNTY TEA PA RR T Y American Legion off Crill Ave. SC HH O OL A D D V ISO RR Y COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 p.m. S evilleE VILLE VIA Meetin MEETIN G ( Village Improvement Association) SOUT HH P UTNA MM W O MM A NS CLUB Culver Room Crescent City Public Library ST. JO HH N C AT HH O LIC C HH U RR C HH C A RD RD P A R R T Y Hwy 20 Interlachen SUN D D A Y D D I NNE R R Bass Capital Shrine Club T HH E H H E A RR T O F PUTNA MM C OALITION Palatka Christian Service Center US COAST G G U A RDR D AUXILIA RR Y M M EE TIN GG homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall SR 100 & Palm Ave Palatka US VETE RR A NS POST 104 Mon. One Pot Meal Wed. All Day Free Pool State Rd 19 Palatka VFW POST 3349 Selling Sandwiches Wed. 1 p.m. Veterans Rd Tbl INTE RR L AC HH E N BABE R R U T HH L EA GG UE M M E ETIN GG S Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPE R R S OF PUT NA MM COUNTY Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie Beekeepersofputnamcounty.orgC RR ESCENT CITY YAC HH T C LUB ALCO HH OLICS ANONY MM OUS C elebEL EB R ationA TION G G R oup OUP S at. 4 p.m. Howe Memorial Methodist Church A DDD D I CTION COUNSELIN GG N arconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screen D rugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals ASSISTANCE FO RR FLO RR I DD A SE RR V ICES Tues. 10 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church CELEB R R A TE R R E COVE RR Y Dunns Creek Baptist Church C RR ESCENT CITY TOPSTues. 9 a.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church LEE CONLEE H H O USE Victim Advocate in Crescent City QUIVANNO P RR O BIOTICS WO R R KS HH O P Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic SENIO RR F RR I EN DD S CENTE RR M on. 11 a.m. Yoga Tues. 9:15 a.m. Line Dance Wed. 1 p.m. Game Day Butler Bldg Conf. Room Putnam Community Medical Center ST RR O KE SU RR V IVO RR S OF PALATKA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes TAI C HH I C LASS Georgetown Community Center T HH E E DGD G A RR JO HH N SON SENIO RR C ENTE RR T ues. 10 a.m. Seniors vs Crime TOPS FLO RR I DD A # 435 Welaka Tues. 9 a.m. First Baptist Church of Welaka VIOLENCE INTE RR V ENTION & P R R E VENTION P R R O GRG R A MM P utnam County Health Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline A LA DD I ES A RR O UN DD T HH E L AKE M M EE TIN GG Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center A MM E RR ICAN LE GG I ON POST 45Sat. All you can eat breakfast CO MMMM UNITY T HRH R I FT S HH O P Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist ChurchCrescent City HH U MM ANE SOCIETY OF NO RR T HH E AST FLO RR I DD A Closed Sun. & Mon. 112 Norma St. Hollister Humane Society Thrift Store Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Closed Sunday MM T. CA RMRM E L CO MMM M U NITY RR E SOU RR C E CENTE RR INC.Mon. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. PALATKA C HRH R I STIAN SE RR V ICE CENTE RR SECON DD T I MM E A RR O UN DD S H H O P Community United Methodist Church Lake Como SOUT HH P UTNA MM C HRH R I STIAN SE RR V ICE CENTE RR 219 N. Summit St. T HRH R I FT STO RR E 4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue Downtown Crescent CityPUTNA MM COUNTY H H O MM E CO MM MM UNITY E DD U CATO RR S ( HH C E)2nd Wed. Agriculture BuildingCall Mary Ellen Clifton SOUT HH PUTNA MMM M E DD ICAL M M I SSION Free Medical Care for ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS Church of the Holy Comforter ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS A NEW LIFE GR GR O UP Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS LIBE R R T Y GR GR O UP First Presbyterian Church ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS CELEB RR A TION GR GR O UP Thur. noon Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS Highland Ave. Lake Como HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSA MM E RR ICAN LE GG I ON POST 293 Dinner AZALEA CITY C RR U ISE RR SEvery 4th Sat. 5 p.m. Woodys BBQ State Rd 19 Palatka B assAS S C apitalA PITAL VFW P ostO ST 1 0177 Crescent City Womans Club BOY SCOUTS T RR O OP #42 CUB SCOUTS PACK 42 VENTU RR E C RR E W SCOUTIN GG 42 (only when school is in session) Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City C RR EATE! A RR T ISTS G G U IL DD OF NO RR T HH F LO R R I DD A Larimer Art Center C RR ESCENT CITY MM OOSE LO DGD G E Spaghetti Dinner Public Invited F RR A TE RR NAL O RD RD E RR OF EA GG L ES INTE RR LAC HH EN Weekdays 4 p.m. Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers State Rd 20 Interlachen F RR A TE RR NAL O RD RD E RR O F EA G G L ES 4355 Tues. & Wed. 1 p.m. Pinochle Wed. 5 p.m. Tacos FR uitlanU ITLAN D P eninsulaE NINSULAHisto HISTO R icalI CAL S ocietyO CIETY GG I RR L SCOUTS St. John the Baptist Catholic Church HH I STO RR I C CENT RR A L ACA DD E MM Y Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTE RR LAC HH EN LIONS CLUB 202 Prospect Ave Interlachen PALATKA A MM AT EU RR RR A DD I O CLUB Palatka Library PALATKA D D U PLICATE B RR I DGD G E CLUB Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch C RR E SCENT CITY DD U PLICATE B RR I DGD G E C LUB Lessons Available SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION


September 17, 2014 B3 We print wedding, birth and anniversary announcements at No Charge.Call 698-1644 rffnt nbfffbffrrfr ntbnMerrill-Hancock & Turner Insurance 1301 St. Johns Ave. Palatka MOTORCYCLErfr rf nr r fnfn Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440325.0460 Crescent City Flower Shop Where Quality and Freshness Count Diana Elliott Angela Depotter 386-698-1313 www.CrescentCityFlowerShop.com CHEYENNE SALOON 12 th ANNIVERSARY PARTY! SEPT. 20 th @ 1 p.m. -Anniversary Shirts/Food & Drink Specials!337 U.S. Highway 17 East Palatka, FL. 386-328-9216 cheyennesalon@bellsouth.net Live Music by: Evil Monkey Takes the Stage at 1p.m. Five million seniors live in Florida. As a state famous for gray hair retirees, that number likely comes as no surprise. What may surprise you, however, is that one of every three seniors you meet has some de gree of hearing loss among the most common yet overlooked health challenges in the US. September is Grandparents Month and the per fect time to reflect on our loved ones. While Florida has among the highest percentage of citizens who are hard of hear ing in the USa large portion of which are seniorswe also have tremendous resources in place to meet their needs. Unfortunately, many Floridians dont realize these resources exist. For example, in 1991, Florida legislation established a nonprof it organization called Florida T elecommu nications Relay, Inc. (FTRI www.ftri.or g/ free) to provide am plified telephones to qualified Florida r esidents for free. FTRI makes it possible for those who are hard of hearing, speech challenged, deaf or deaf/ blind to have the same a ccess to basic tele phone services as everyone else. While hearing aids may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hearing loss, amplified telephones are equally helpful. Not only do these phones boost incoming sound, but the audio can be custom ized through tone con trol and other features for dif ferent degrees of hearing loss. To date, FTRI has served more than 502,670 resi dents and distributed over 1,000,000 pieces of equipment like amplified telephones. Why is this critical? For starters, having difficulty hearing on the telephone is one of the first signs of hearing loss. For people with children and grandchildr en spread out across the US, phone conversations are vital to staying in touch with loved ones and engaged with the world. A five minute phone call may seem insignificant to a grandchild but it could be uplifting, joyous and day-changing to a grandparent. Complicating things further, when grand parents or seniors have dif ficultly hearing on the telephone they may withdraw and be come isolated, which may incr ease additional health risks. Its not simply a social benefit, phone conversations are an essential lifeline to caregivers, doctors and family members. Hearing loss amongst grandparents or se niors is increasing mor e and more every day. The good news is technology to help is also advancing, and qualifying for a free amplified telephone with FTRI is simple. Permanent Florida residents who are certified as having hearing loss or speech disabilities can obtain amplified telephones and other telecommunications equipment at no cost at one of the 26 region al distribution centers thr oughout the state. Furthermore, some of the centers offer free hearing tests. If your grandparents, parents or friends are one of the more than three million Floridi ans with hearing loss, let them know about resources like FTRI. Even if theyre not, pick up the phone and give them call. Either way, you can make their day and help us all Keep Florida Connected. To learn more about this fr ee am plified telephone program, call FTRI at 800222-3448 or visit our website www.ftri.org/ free. Special to the Courier Journal Free Phones Help Seniors with Hearing Loss The Shrimp are running in the St. Johns River, said JR. so break out the nets. If you want to catch more than 3 at a time, quit treating the St. Johns like its salt water. In Salt water you use bait to bring in the shrimp but around these waters the shrimp crave salt, so dont waste your money on hog feed or shrimp balls, instead stop by my shop or go to your local hardware store and pick up a bag of rock salt. Toss a few hands full in, wait a while and the shrimp will move in for the salt. Repeat with the salt about every 30 minutes. Until next week, be safe and happy shing. Do you know someone who cannot r ead books, mag azines, or news papers because t he print is too small, or someone who cannot hold a book or maga zine or turn pag es due to physi cal limitation? The B ureau of Braille and Talking Books Library lo cated in Daytona B each, Florida of fers many library s ervices to quali fying Florida cit izens. These ser vices include the l ending library of books and mag azines in Braille, d igital record ing of books and m agazines on au dio cassettes and d igital cartridges, and talking book players. Over thir ty thousand Flo ridians are served e ach year through this fantastic and free program that is supported by state and fed eral funds. For m ore information, please contact Marcel Carroll at 1-800-226-6075 or 386-239-6000 ext 6080. You can also access the program and ap plication on the w eb at http:// www.loc.gov/nls/.Special to the Courier Journal Let Your Hands do the Reading Palatka: On Friday, September 5 The Putnam County Sheriffs Office Drug / Vice Unit conducted an operation targeting suspected drug dealing on St Johns Avenue in Palatka. During the operation, Johnson offered to sell Oxycodone pills to the detectives for $120.00. When the undercover detectives completed the purchase of the narcotics, The Street Crimes Unit moved in and arrested Johnson. Johnson was charged with the sale of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Hawthorne: On Wednesday, September 10 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Deputy Nicholas Vieira was patrolling near the 1500 block of State Road 20 when he saw a gray Ford F-150 which matched the description of a truck reported as stolen from Bradford County. Further investigation confirmed the truck to be the one stolen from Bradford. The driver, Walter Zachary Brown, was arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving on a suspended license. The front passenger, Sarah Jane Marjorye Drawdy, was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana and the possession of drug equipment. Crescent City: On Wednesday, September 10 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Putnam County Sheriffs Office Deputy Douglas Patterson was patrolling the area of S. Higway 17 near Ewera Road when he saw a white Crown Victoria being driven by Vandell Fulton whom Deputy Patterson knew to have an active warrant for the sale of narcotics. Deputy Patterson attempted to get behind Fulton to conduct a traffic stop but Fulton pulled behind the NAPA Auto Parts store on South Prospect Street, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Fulton was captured. Arrest Log




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