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Visitors are invited to flutter, flap and frolic at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys Ninth Annual ButterflyFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 in Gainesville. The free event fea tures live butterfly re leases, butterfly gar dening workshops and one of the museums largest plant sales of the year. The three-day sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be held Fri day, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 and includes more than 150 species and 2,500 plants. ButterflyFest is one of the museums sig nature events and fun for everyone, said Florida Museum pub lic programs coordina tor Catherine Carey. There is something for the serious and casu al gardener, as well as families, scouts and students. The event celebrates the importance of backyard wildlife with an emphasis on polli nators like butterflies, bees and birds by pro viding family-friendly activities and presenta tions. This years theme is Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity. The festi val also features a chil drens activity area, en tertainment, food and merchandise vendors. Festival attendees may march in costume at the Pollinator Parade, watch the University of Florida juggling club Objects in Motion and hear the Howard Bish op Middle School Band perform. Visitors may also speak with rep resentatives from non profit groups including the North American Butterfly Association, Lubee Bat Conservancy and the McGuire Cen ter for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, which cel ebrates its 10th Anni versary this year. Since the McGuire Center opened to the public in August 2004, it has grown tremen dously to include one of the largest and most comprehensive re search collections of moths and butterflies on the planet, said Jaret Daniels, Florida Museum associate cu rator for Lepidoptera and McGuire Center director. ButterflyFest celebrates this accomplishment as well as the tremendous biological, societal and re search importance of these beautiful winged creatures. The Florida Muse um also hosts special workshops in conjunc tion with Butterfly Fest for photographers looking to capture the ideal butterfly image. Pre-registration is re quired for the Picture Perfect Photography Workshop from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oc tober 4 through Mon day, October 5, which allows participants to photograph inside the Butterfly Rainforest before it opens to the public with equipment not generally permitted inside the exhibit. Mu seum employees also are available to help stage photos with new ly emerged butterflies. The workshop is $25 for museum members and $28 for non-members, and the fee includes ad mission to the exhibit. Participants must be at least 18 years old. ButterflyFest activi ties and presentations are free, but normal admission applies to the Butterfly Rain forest exhibit: $10.50 for adults ($9 Florida residents, seniors and college students) and $6 for ages 3 to 17. Ad mission is free for mu seum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Although visitors may pay with cash, credit card or debit card for plants, they are encouraged to bring cash as there is no ATM available onsite. For more information, Inside GED Practice Test Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898Frozen 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 sup plies last. Treats will be provided by HOPE FM, who will be joining in for the fun. The showing starts at 6 p.m. In September, the Crescent City Branch Library will show the lm on Friday, September 26. Saturday, September 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 900 St Johns Ave, Palatka. Mark your calendars for a really yummy treat! Palatka Main Street is having their first Ice Cream Stroll! Come taste over 20 varieties of ice cream and check out Downtown Palatkas new shops! There are 18 locations serving over 20 varieties of delicious ice cream. Tickets are available at the Palatka Welcome Center, participating stroll locations and online, starting next week. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. With all proceeds going to benefit Palatka Main Streets revitalization efforts. Ice Cream StrollOn Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Palatka Fire Department will at Lowes in Palatka with re trucks and other outdoor activities. This years themes are Working Smoke Alarms Save Lifes and Stand by Your Pan. Three out of ve res in America are caused by leaving pans on stove while cooking. For more information call 386-937-2391 or the Palatka Lowes store 386-326-5340. Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B4-B5 Way Back When....A4 Cross Country First Place Dancing for Dogs The following is a list of lane and road closures underway by FDOT that may impact trafc through Friday September 26. State Road 207 Daytime and nighttime lane closur es for removing asphalt and paving Monday through Friday from just west of Cracker Swamp Road to the St. Johns County line.. Event at Lowes Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Robin Robinson (center) of Hope FM, presenting a check in the amount of $1,000 from the Reach Beyond ministry program, to Brian Baker (left) and Danny Kreisman (right) for the medical mission of the South Putnam Church in Crescent City. The presentation was made during a live broadcast on 91.3 Hope FM on Wednesday, September 17. Frozen Fridays The Humane Society of Northeast Florida is having their Dancing for Dogs at their thrift store in Palatka on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music, food, door prizes and more. Tickets available at the Thrift Store or from Board members and volunteers. Lane and Road ClosuresThe Adult Education department at St. Johns River State College will offer free GED practice tests through Thursday, October 2. The GED Ready: The Ofcial Practice Test is a helpful way to nd out if a student is ready for the real test. It is the only practice test that tells if a student is likely to pass the GED test. In fact, 95% of students who score Likely to Pass on GED Ready go on to pass that test subject of the real test. The free score report also shows what skills a student needs to work on to score higher and provides a personalized study plan that gives you the exact pages and chapters to review with your students in popular study books. The practice test is a computer-based exam and will be administered on the SJR State Palatka campus. Applicants are required to call and reserve their seat at 386-312-4080. Putnam County Special to theCourier Journal Photo special to the Courier Journal The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville is hosting its Ninth Annual ButterflyFest this coming Saturday October 4. Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Toddler Fest Melrose Public Library at 312 Wynnwood Avenue, behind the post office, will host a morning of fun and games with Mother Goose on Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 am for toddlers and their parents or caretak ers. Toddler Fest is a great family event, so bring your toddler and your camera to meet Mother Goose! The program is free and there will even be breakfast for the children with Mother Goose. For more information about this program call 352-475-1237. YOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year! Apples or PearsThe many health benets from two of Falls greatest fruits.Page B1 Pickle Ball ChampionsWelaka residents take rst place and over-all champions.Page A4 Only 50 State Parks EventsFind out whats happening at our State Parks.PAGE A6 (2 sections) Crescent City, FL Reaching Beyond in South Putnam Florida Museums Ninth Annual ButterflyFest Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo Courtesy of 91.3 Hope FM Photo by Travis Roberts Thursday, September 18 Hanna Malphurs (left) and Iram Capistran (right) won first place at the Cross County Meet for Crescent City Jr/Sr High School. They are pictured with coach Eubanks (center). Photo special to the Courier Journal The South Putnam Christian Service Center will have a fund-raising event on Saturday, October 4 at the Fellowship Hall of Howe Memorial Methodist Church in Crescent City. Priscilla DeChainess, board member, shows several of items being offered at the South Putnam Christian Service Centers fund-raiser auction.SPCSC Fund-raising Auction Champions take rst place and over-all champions.


National Womens Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, September 24 is the largest National Event for Womens Health and Fitness. The goal is to promote health and fitness for women of all ages. Always held on the last Wednesday in September, it is also part of a new National Womens Health and Fitness Week, to be held annually the last week in September. More than 1,000 groups across the country will host womens health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations with an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages expected to participate. National Womens Health and Fitness Week focuses on womens issues from family plan ning to cancer screening, and diabetes to sexual assault. Did you know that men receive t reatment for a heart attack sooner than women? That is because the symptoms are dif ferent for each and so many times they are overlooked as other conditions in women, even i n the ER! Please be aware of the symptoms for yourself and your loved ones (men) go to http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAt tack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp and read more about it! F amily Health and Fitness Day USA Every year on the last Saturday in September, the National Family Health and Fitness Day are held. This years event will be held on Saturday, September 27. The events purpose is to get families involved in physical fitness which is one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon Generals Report on Physical Activity and Health. Organizations across the country will be hosting health and fitness events at both pub lic and private locations such as health clubs, schools, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs/ Y WCAs, malls and other community locations. The activities will be non-competitive open houses, walking events, health screening and information workshops, games, and low-im pact exercise. Watch your local resources for information on events in your area. W orld Heart Day Monday, September 29 is World Heart Day. It was founded in 2000 to inform people ev erywhere that heart disease and stroke are the worlds leading causes of death. They claim 1 7.3 million lives each year. This years theme is Creating Heart-healthy Environments, by raising our awareness that our homes, workplaces and places we play should not raise our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many times we are not able to make heart-healthy choices due to environmental factors, such as the availability of healthy food or smoke-free zones. 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, October 14, 6 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 CommissionersOctober 14, 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 Over the last couple of weeks I have touched on the 2nd Amendment, Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Its not often that I receive a letter from someone agreeing with me, but this week I did. I received a letter from Gary Adams and he touched on a few things that I want to talk about this week. In his letter Adams pointed out that Florida is not an open carry state, unless you are hunt ing, shing, camping, or on your way to or from said events. Adams is absolutely correct. It s eems that our elected ofcials from days past created and made into law that Florida is not an open carry state, this was done in a special secession; this was of course after they took an oath to uphold and protect our constitutional rights. On July 10, 2013 Jeffery Greg of Putnam County put Law 790 to the test, which states that you can open carry to and from shing. As Grey reached the other side of the Palatka Bridge he was confronted by Deputy Grifn of the Putnam County Sheriffs ofce. Greys civil rights were violated several times by Deputy Grifn as well as by the Palatka Police Department. During the 45 minute illegal stop, search and seizure, Grey was told he was being detained for illegally carrying a rearm and also for taping Deputy Grifn. Grifn thought he had turned off the recorder but failed to turn off Greys back up camera. If you would like to watch this video, you can go to YouTube, type in, Open Carry in Palatka Florida. Grey was nally released after 45 minutes of being illegally detained and telling the ofcers to look up law 790.25h. It is my understanding that Sheriff Jeff Hardy had his men trained on the new law after this incident. Do I think this could have been handled differently? Yes! Grey could have called the Sheriffs ofce and informed them that he would be open carrying while shing, but his point was made clear, most police ofcers do not know the laws they are sworn to uphold. Let me make this clear, I have nothing but respect for Sheriff Hardy; I think he is a good man and tries to uphold the law, but the simple fact is this, all 67 County Sheriffs in Florida signed a pledge to protect the rights of its citizens to bear arms. Our Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms and that trumps any state laws. Each State has its own Constitution. This week I want you to look up the Florida Consti tution. In 1968 our elected idiots revised part of our state constitution in Section 6. The v ery rst sentence reads as follows, This Article SHALL replace all of Article V111 of the Constitution of 1885. The second part of our Second Amendment reads, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed! I want to quote Adams, All citizens should take the time to become more educated on the Bill of Rights. Remember, a right not exercised is a right lost! I agree with you 100% Adams. Everyone has an opinion, and its not only mine, you might not agree with it but, Thats How We See It.Uniformed Officers Through a Childs EyesA cheetah because they are the fastest runners.Steven Bahenna Kindergarten Ms. Yonge An alligator be cause I love alliga torsOsiel Pena Kindergarten Mrs. Skelton If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be? And, why?A dog because they play and catch sticks and balls.Lyna Garcis Kindergarten Mrs. Harcus A dinosaur because they are big.Jonathan Luna-Munoz Kindergarten Mrs. McGuire 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: Let us take a little ride. It is really in Flagler County, but you can get there from here, either by boat or car. (Oops! Forgot the thirty-mile radius.) The boat ride takes you down to the South end of Lake Crescent, then into the mouth of Haw Creek, make a sharp left into dead Lake (which is called dead because it was at one time the end of the postal route), and all the way to the end of that waterway, and Ta Da! There is Bull Creek Fish Camp and Marina. Or you can drive, which thanks to the lengthy clo sure of 305 for bridge repair, requires you to drive to Seville, take SR305 then 304 to SR 11 east to Bunnell, 100 toward Palatka, until it intersects 305 (again), to CR 318, (also called CR 2006) to St. Johns Park and the end! For the adventurer, it is a beautiful drive through a lot of old Florida, pastures and fields and old home steads. Getting there is a part the fun. It is easier when 305 is open all the way. It is being run by Flagler County nowadays as part of the Pellicer park complex. The Restaurant has recently been remod eled, with a long screened porch for dining, outdoor picnic tables, and indoor tables. We have seen a huge pod of manatees just off their dock and go there in the hope that they will be there every time, and the nature is just pristine in any case. We tried the shrimp and grits, which passed the test of this demanding woman, and friends tell me the fish sandwich is very good also, with lots of fish on a hoagie roll. Gator tail is also on the menu. Probably pretty fresh! This place is the real deal, Old Florida seafood joint. It is worth the trip. Bull Creek Restau rant is open seven days a week. Phone: 386-437-1991. Pat Maden Crescent CityBull Creek Fish Camp Dear Editor: I am a concealed weapons permit holder, I own five guns, and I am a strong advocate for and believer in the Second Amendment (and the entire Constitution) so I was shocked and disappointed to see such a blatantly erroneous article by A. Nonymous titled The Second Amendment on 9/10/2014. Almost every point in the piece can easily be proven wrong with a little research, and I encourage all doubters to look up all cited works that I refer to in this response. If you carry an exposed Glock 45 on your hip you are breaking Florida Statute 790.053. If the author was intending to imply the gun is concealed, then he (or she) should know that any officer has the duty to investigate a citizens call about a suspicious person, and that officer does have the right to request ID. If you are legally carrying the gun, then F.S. 790-06 (1) demands that you carry your permit and a valid ID. Also local law enforcement officers are courteous, knowledgeable, and very hard working. The polite thing to do if you are questioned is to just identify yourself and thank the officer for his/ her hard work, and you better be a lot more aware of the facts than A. Nonymous is, if you intend on putting this bully in his or her place. Not all natural born citizens are allowed to carry handguns (i.e. felons and anyone un der the age of 21). N aturalized citizens and permanent resident aliens are allowed to carry a concealed weapon (F.S. 790-06 (2) (a). EVERY word of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and all additional amendments were carefully considered and no words were placed in any of the documents to occupy space. As a matter of fact, the Second Amendment was intentionally short and vague to allow for changes in interpretation by the courts over time. Never has any amendment or Federal Law or Federal court ruling determined that every state is supposed to have a well regulated militia as the author erroneously suggests. The 46th Federalist paper is titled The Influence of the State and Federal Governments and it never even mentions the Second Amendment. Furthermore, as Madison writes On summing up the considerations stated in this and the last paper, they seem to amount to the most convincing evidence, that the powers proposed to be lodged in the Federal Government are as little formidable to these reserved to the individual States, as they are indispensably necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Union, and that all these alarms which have been sounded, of a meditated and consequential annihilation of the State governments, must, on the most favorable interpretation, be ascribed to the chimerical fears of the authors of them. [In simpler terms, fears of an all-powerful Fed eral government are, at best, imaginary.] Ironically, the very paper A. Nonymous uses t o prove his point really was written to say that people like A. Nonymous are delusional at best. Federalist paper 29 Concerning the Militia written by Hamilton is a much better reference for this topic, and this paper clearly points out that control of State militias should be by the Federal government with State governments being in control of officer appointments and training (at the direction of Congress). Websters l0th Collegiate Dictionary defines a militia as a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency, or a body of citizens organized for military service, or the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service. Nowhere in the dictionary or in Federal Paper 29 does it define a militia as a group or groups of volunteer citizens, that keep our Gov ernment in check as A. Nonymous falsely declares. C ontradicting A. Nonymous assertions, a basic understanding of the actual definition of the word militia or of Federalist Paper 29, can only lead one to assume that the National Guard, in its current incarnation, does fit the meaning of the word militia. Lastly, and perhaps most blatantly untrue, after Katrina hit, the New Orleans Mayor de clared martial law and local law enforcement violated the peoples rights, not the Federal g overnment. So in conclusion, A. Nonymous, you may re-define what the meanings of east and west are, but if you wake up in the morning and look outside, the sun still rises from the same direction it always has...the east. Daniel Grossman Crescent CityThe Second AmendmentA horse because they run fast. Kyra Newbold Kindergarten Ms. Griffith


Brierley Boys Stuart and son Aeri Brierley were here re cently visiting Stu arts parents Ben and S ue. They spent time in DeLand and St. Augustine, and did some bow and arrow practice. The guys are planning a trip to Mich igan over the Christ mas Holidays and will b e staying with Sues nephew, where they will have plenty of room for archery prac tice. The entire family a ttended Father Jims birthday party at the Catholic Church. They had a good visit. Dee Harbin A six week vacation in Pennsylvania with son and family was fun for Dee Harbin. She visit ed her son, Craig and h is wife, Nevart and their three daughters, Ella Rose, Rachel Lo relei, and Julia Eloise. S he visited relatives and friends and went on sightseeing trips around the area. One trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos was fabulous. This was the place featured on Undercover Boss on television. Harbin had a wonderful time visit ing with her family. S he is going to be helping with the 125th Anniversary of the Womans Club. The theme will be Step Back in Time. Ginny Gaffney will be Com mittee Chairman on t his, if you have any mementos or ideas for this, call her. Neighborhood Watch Pomona Parks Neigh borhood Watch meet ing Thrusday, Septem ber 11 was a covered d ish dinner. Public Works Direc tor Don Jacobovitz was t he speaker. He had maps showing what was being done to our roads, highways, and trails. Someone asked where all the money was coming from and Jacobovitz replied the it was coming from the Better Place Plan; the One Cent tax that is being collected from grants and surplus. Many questions were asked from the oor and he explained each one very thoroughly. The October meeting will be a candidates rally. President Shir ley Grifn says anyone w ho is running for any ofce will be invited. She invites everyone to bring your favorite recipe, have dinner, and stay to enjoy the political form at 5:30 p.m., on 200 East Main Street in Pomona Park. Friday Friends The senior group from Pomona Park Commu nity Center that meets o n Friday will be at the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park at their Fellowship Hall once more while the Com munity Center is being p ainted. Mike Thomas and his helper, Bob Mun dell nished the job W ednesday, but the announcement had been made to have the program at the church. The center looks beau tiful. What a great job t hey did. Mike, you do good work!Silver Sneakers LunchEvery third Wednes day the Silver Sneak ers exercise group has a c overed dish lun cheon and program at 1 1 a.m. at the Putnam Family Fitness Center in Pomona Park. This week Ariel Berardi, a consultant with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists showed a video and gave a demonstration using their products. June Dryburg from PFFC was her model. Ms. Berardis mother, Virginia Berardi helped with the demonstra tion and also gave out s amples and tickets for door prizes. For more information about R+D products you may visit www.arielberardi.my randf.com.Star Spangled BannerTwo hundred years ago Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Span gled Banner. The P utnam Family Fitness Center celebrated this occasion by decorating the recreational room with ags, replications of the rst ag with 15 stars and stripes were also hung. Wendy and Bob Jones helped with the program and deco rations. PFFC Adopts a MascotSandra Hebert of Georgetown has adopt ed a pearl colored cat t hat took up residence at the Putnam Fami ly Fitness Center. The c at has ofcially been named Pearl and was selected as the Cen ters mascot. Congrat ulations!Library Board MeetingLast of the Greats series for the Crescent City Library Board will be on Wednesday, Oc tober 8 at noon. This w ill be a program on Hollyhocks taught by Mast Gardener, Patricia Gaydos-Grillos. The l ast meeting was held on September 11. The new board members are President Susan Frazier, Vice President Marshal McLeod, Sec retary Rosemary An derson, and Treasurer L ou Glenn. There was discus sion about asking high s chool students to help with tutoring younger students, an apprecia tion dinner for county w ide volunteers on Oc tober 21, and a book f air on January 30 and 31. Anyone hav ing books to donate for t he book fair can bring them to the library. Money was set aside to buy more large print books for the library. For the October 8 meet ing, bring a sack lunch i f you like, drinks will be provided. President Frazier says they will always welcome new members and everyone is welcome. Community Band Anyone who would like to practice with the Putnam County Community Band can meet in the Band Room at Palatka High School on Monday night at 9 p.m. Some of our lo cals are involved, Jim F oerster and Al Krom back are in the group. K romback was a lot of help to me when I rst started with the Cou rier and he was our e ditor. The band is led by Mark Stoneman. Any one wanting more in formation can call Jim F oerster at 386-6494752. This and That For my grandson Matts next birthday, he doesnt want money from me, he wants a recording of me singing the lullabies I sang to him when he was little. Im not so sure about that Matt. It might not sound as good to you at 21 as it did to you when you were three. He said I could get his adopted uncle Jerry Horwer to back me up. If you havent noticed the painting or murals on City Hall done by Richard Cooney, pay attention. They are beautiful. How lucky are we to have talents like Richard and Don na in our community. A lso, the trees and me dians are looking good. W e hear a lot of com pliments on Tammy S anchezs articles and always on Travis Rob erts as well. D inner After Church The GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has started their Din ners After Church on t he 4th Sunday of the month. The next one will be on Sunday, Sep tember 28 at 11 a.m. u ntil 2 p.m. For a $7.50 donation you can have Salis bury steak with mush room gravy, mashed p otatoes, green beans, salad bar, pie, and a drink. The public is in vited. T he club is also having a Luau on October 18. Dinner will be served from 5 until 6:30 p.m. with entertainment fol lowing. Tickets are $15 a nd are available from club members, Putnam County Courier Jour nal B ells Bistro, or Crescent City Kennel. The menu and more information later. Dancing for the Dogs On Saturday, Septem ber 27 from 11 a.m. u ntil 3 p.m. the Hu man Society of North east Florida will be h olding a Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser at their thrift store loca tion in Palatka. There w ill be a live band, food, activities for kids, and sales. Tickets for the event are $5 each or six for $25. For more information email hs ne@gmail.com. M edicare Seminar The Putnam Family Fitness Center will be having a Medicare ed ucational seminar on S eptember 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Topics to be discussed will in clude Medicare basics, c hanges in Medicare for 2015, enrollment dates and your Medi care options such as M edicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, and stand-alone Medicare Part D plans. Seating is limit ed. Please call Mark Landin at 386-3417 297 to reserve your seat. Correction: Apologies to Putnam County Sheriffs Detective Jar ed Guy in the incorrect s pelling of his name in last weeks column. Sandra Hebert with Pearl the PFFC Mascot. COMMUNITYCommunity Band Practice, Dinner after Church Resumes and Doggies Dancin September 24 A3 Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comThe Brierley family. Seated: Ben and Stuart. Standing: Sue and Eric. at Bohannon Battery 613 N. Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 www.ShatteredData.com Touch Screen Repair! iPhone, iPad and MORE! 386-546-7604 Pomona Park Neighborhood Watch members. Don Jacobovitz, Public Works Director, and Neighborhood Watch President Shirley Grifn. Elaine Morey, Mary BiJesse, Linda McDonald at the Star Spangled Banner celebration. Ariel and Virginia Berardi with June Dryburg at th Silver Sneakers Luncheon. RA DIO SHOWEVERY THU RSDA PM SPONSORED THIS MONTH BYOPEN EVERY DAY 8AM-10PMBINGO ON WED, SAT & SUN 3 PROGRESSIVE GAMES DAILY!201 ST JOHNS AVE PALATKA(386) 328-5822 BINGOPALACEFLORIDA.COM 900 ST JOHNS AVENUE OPEN MON-FRI 10AM-4PM 386-328-0909 PALATKADOWNTOWN.COM ITS AN HOUR OF TALK & MUSIC WITH INFO ON DOWNTOWN EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS SIMULCASTING ONWPLK 800AMWIYD 1260AM Football season is here! Join WIYD for all the Gator games and Palatka Panther games and join WPLK for the Crescent City Raiders games. 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A4 OUR TO WN Way Back When... 25 years agoSeptember 24, 1964 City plans to go Ahead with Street Paving ProjectWhile city commissioners have been considering a project for some time which would include the paving of city streets with necessary drainage provid ed and would provide for the construc tion of a new city hall. 50 years ago Years Ago...September 29, 1939 Commercial Fishing in Putnam County is Large Industry The commercial finishing industry is one of Putnam County;s greatest assets. Last year the coun ty shipped approximately 1,300,000 pounds of dressed catfish, 1,000,000 pounds of bream and crappie, 370,000 pounds of shad, 580,000 pounds of herring, 6,000 pounds of turtle meat, 11,000 pounds of eel, and 270,000 pounds of crab.75 years ago 10 years agoSeptember 22, 2004 JROTC Helps with Clean Up Cadets with the Cres cent City Jr./Sr. High Schools JROTC Unit performed volunteer work Thursday, September 16 at the Crescent City Womans Club following the recent storm that created a backyard full of debris from fallen trees. 5 years agoSeptember 23, 2009 Burglary Sus pect Apprehended Last week the Crescent City Police Department ap prehended a suspect in two separate burglaries. Stratas Orman Shelton was arrested on two counts of burglarizing an unoccupied building, two counts of grand theft and one count of vandaliz ing a building. September 20, 1989 City Hits Drug Jackpot Acting on a tip, local po lice arrested a suspected 65-year-old, DeLand drug dealer as he drove away from a Crescent City motel Friday after noon. They seized thousands of dollars in cocaine and cash. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. From the July 28, 1976 issue of the Cou rier Journal we learn of yet another at tempt to rid local wa ters of the hyacinth. This nuisance aquat ic was introduced to the state by a trav eler who thought it beautiful, over one hundred years ago, and evidence of its persistence and te nacity is conrmed by the many attempts over the years to con trol this truly pretty plant which is such a pest in local waters. Hyacinths Attempting New Solutions Continuing efforts to control the pesky water hyacinth have taken marine plant experts down several avenues in search of an answer. First it was the me chanical harvester and during the past couple of years the controver sial 2-4-D chemical spray technique. Now U. S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel are reverting back to the mechanical har vester, chewing up large chunks of water hyacinths on the St. Johns River near Astor, utilizing a three-piece machine known col lectively as the Aqua Trio. Its experimen tal and will continue to hold that status for the next four months, after which Corps experts will study results of the experiment and decide whether it will be effec tive as an aquatic weed control device. Can it be done? Sam Shirley, a Vicksburg, Mississippi aquatic plant expert working with the Corps on the project believes it will. If you can harvest cotton then you can harvest water hya cinths, he said. The three piece har vesting machine is manufactured by Aquamaring, Inc., a Wisconsin rm which is leasing the equip ment to the Corps for testing. The harvester itself resembles a paddle wheeler with a large scoop attached at the front. Outtted with two seats of sharp cut ting devices on either side of the scoop, the harvester can weed out both hyacinths and hy drilla, in fact, accord ing to Shirley, it was originally designed for the latter purpose. The harvester cuts and picks up hyacinths and transfers its cargo, via conveyor belt, to a pickup vehicle. The pickup vehicle takes the hyacinths to a land based conveyor which transfers it to a wait ing dump truck. Fi nal destination for the hyacinths is a nearby eld where the green plant is being tested as a fertilizer agent. The experiment will continue until No vember, moving north along the St. Johns River. Shirley said there is a possibility the harvester will be shipped upriver to the Rodman Reservoir to test its effectiveness in weeding out hydrilla. Its effectiveness is yet to be determined, but Shirley is condent it will prove successful. 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Jim and Michelle are now qualied to enter the Florida Internation al Senior Games and State Championships, which will be held be tween December 6 and December 14, 2014 in Lee County. Pickleball is the trending sport going viral throughout the U.S. for seniors and retirees. It is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, com petitive game for expe rienced players. It com bines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong; played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modied tennis net and played with a paddle and a plastic ball. Seniors enjoy the so cial aspects and the ability to stay active in towns and retirement communities. Many kids and teenagers play it in physical ed ucation classes in mid dle and high schools. Tennis, racquetball and pingpong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tourna ments. Players meet at Mor gan Park in Pomona Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. and usu ally play for a couple of hours. The tness center provides racquets, balls and nets at no cost and the players are willing to show you the ropes. If you have any interest, please feel free to stop by the court or check out their Facebook page at Pickleball of Putnam County. You can also call Michelle Holland at 904-386-4212, the USA Pickleball Associ ation Putnam County ambassador for more information. Photo Special to the Courier JournalWelaka residents, Jim Manus and Michelle Hol land, show off their rst place medals in the 55+ a ge group and overall champions. Pickleball is a Hit in PutnamSpecial to the Courier Journal e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! 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Lets get real here, at the end of the day we are looking for the one we cant live without, the prob lem is, a lot of people j ust settle for the per son they can just live w ith. So, if you have a question or concern that is weighing on your mind, and you would like some ad vice, then shoot me y our questions. I will answer honestly, and to the best of my abili ty. Some answers may n ot be what you would like to hear, but at least they will be hon est answers. L ove, HattieDear Hattie is Ready to Give Advice Dear Hattie dearhattie.pccj@gmail.com Interested in catching nuisance gators? Live in Putnam County? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Statewide Nuisance Alligator Pr ogram is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in western Putnam County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no sh or wildlife law violations and a valid, working email ad dress. Applicants also must r eside in Putnam County. Applications must be received by Friday, September 26. To learn more about becoming a nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. For more infor mation, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com.Nuisance Alligator Trappers Sought in Putnam County


direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. ORMOND BEACH Beth Faiola Beth Faiola, 64, of Ormond Beach entered the sunset of life, Sat urday, September 6, 2014 following an extended illness. She was born in Halifax Hos pital in Daytona Beach and re located to Putnam County in 1996. She was in business with her husband, Vincent. Beth also worked many years for the Mel rose Elementary School as the school nurse and later as a teachers aide. Due to her de clining health she retired early and she missed her position and the children she helped. She volunteered for 31 years in the American Legion Post 120 and was Madam President twice of the Ladys Auxiliary and an avid member of the VFW post 3349 Auxiliary of Palatka. She also enjoyed playing pool at the Palatka Moose Lodge. Beth is survived by her hus band of 31 years, Vincent Faio la; her granddaughter, Britta ny McCall; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Roberts. A memorial service was held at the American Legion Post 120, The First Baptist Church of Crescent City will be showing the movie, Gods Not Dead, on Sunday, Sep tember 28 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. Admission is free and childcare will be provided. The church is located at 101 S. Summit St in Crescent City. For more information call 386-6981578. Pilgrim Congregational Church of Pomona Park, lo cated on SR 308B, will hold its monthly Vacation Bible School fund raising dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28. Din ners are served from 11:301 p.m. $5. per plate. Eat in or take out. Includes bever age and dessert. Come help support their Vacation Bible School. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter will ob serve the Feast of St. Fran cis of Assisi and Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4, at 9 a.m. on the north lawn of the Church. The community is invited to join the congregation in this special event and bring their pets for blessing. All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. The church is lo cated at 223 North Summit Street, Crescent City. For further information call the church at 386-698-1983.Crescent City Teresa L. Lewis Teresa Louise Lewis, 55, of Crescent City passed away at her residence Sunday, September 21, 2014. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida and she had lived in Crescent City for most of her life. She was a 1977 graduate of the Crescent City Junior/Senior High School. She had worked for the former J-4 in Pomona Park, which moved to Deland where she had been promoted to floor supervisor. She enjoyed crochet ing afghans and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Marie Car ter and her step-father, Teddy P. Clark. Survivors include her compan ion of 15 years, William Craw ford of Crescent City; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lela Lewis of Crescent City; two daughters, Beth Buettner and her husband Daniel Buettner of Twentynine Palms, Califor nia and Kassie Lewis (James Lenhart) of Orlando; one sister, Karen Hudson of Pomona Park; and six grandchildren, Dylan, Daniel, Jr., Josef, Tristan, Miranda, and Jasime. No services are scheduled at this time. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guest book at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of the ar rangements. DELAND Christopher H. Bradshaw Christopher Hall Bradshaw, 54, passed away in DeLand, Friday, September 19, 2014 after an extended illness. Born in Daytona Beach he graduated from Crescent City High School and worked in the familys fern business many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela in 2007. He is survived by his daugh ters, Samantha, Sara and Amanda; a son, Travis; his brothers, Jim, Jeff and Steve and many grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery with Pas tor Russ Bradshaw officiating. Those that wish may sign the guest book or send messages of condolence to the family may do so at biggsfh.com. Arrangements are under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, Florida. PALATKA Flossie Lawrence Flossie Lawrence, 97, of Palatka went to be with the Lord Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Palatka Health Care Center following an extended illness. She was born in Cordele, Geor gia and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 79 years coming from Cordele. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, flower gardening and gardening. She was a charter member of the former Mission Road Baptist Church in Palatka, now the Silver Lake Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Lawrence; a son, Bobby Lawrence; a brother, Jimmie Lee Bud Mann; three sisters, Aileen Timmons, Mary Harding, and Laura Kirkwood; and a son-in-law, Orean Brown. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John Rocky and Amy Lawrence of Nash ville, Tennessee; two daugh ters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Jack Perry of Palatka and Wanda Brown of Palatka; four granddaughters and spous es, Candace and Cris Kenne dy, Tina and Ronnie Collier, Jennie Brown (Scott Franklin), and Kim and Jared Dollar; four great-grandchildren, Rebecca Collier, Clay Kennedy, Lance Dollar and Logan Dollar; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral ser vices were from 2 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Frank Panzrino officiating, assisted by Rev. Karl Flagg. To honor and celebrate her life a Video Tribute was shown. Burial followed in Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin. Memorial gifts may be sent to Northeast Florida Humane Society, 112 Norma Street, Hollister, Florida 32147. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. FT. MCCOY Bobby R. Booth Bobby Ray Booth, 75, of Ft. McCoy passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his res idence following an extended illness. He was born in Clarks burg, West Virginia and had been a resident of Ft. McCoy for the past 17 years coming from Wooster, Ohio. In 1996 he retired from Vol vo in Orrville, Ohio where he worked as a high lift operator, after 23 years of service. After moving to Florida he worked in security at Holiday Inns. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He was a member of the Ft. McCoy Church of God where he served on the council and taught Sun day School. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Craft; and a sister, Shirley Clem. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ruth Ann Booth of Ft. McCoy; two sons and daugh ters-in-law, Rodney and Annette Booth of Ft. McCoy and Dan and Patty Booth of Salt Springs; two sisters, Linda Sue Brown of Alabama and Terri Lynn Al len of Ohio; four grandchildren, Gary Craft, David Craft, Chasity Booth and Kaylyn Booth; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at Ft. McCoy Church of God with Rev. Richard Bass officiating. Burial followed in Ft. McCoy Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guest book at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. CRESCENT CITY Shirley R. Clearwater Shirley R. Clearwater, 82, died Wednesday evening, September 17, 2014 at Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City after an extended illness. Born in Rankin, Illinois she lived in Pomona Park for the past twenty-five years coming from Jacksonville Beach. She was a homemaker who enjoyed being with her children, grand children and great grandchil dren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Clearwa ter, husband of 55 years and veteran of United States Air Force. She is survived by her daugh ter, Vicky Shadwell and son, William Jay Clearwater both of Pomona Park, a brother, Leland Lammle of Jacksonville Beach, two sisters, Lois Vetter and Joyce Lang both of Gibson City, Illinois, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. It was her wish to have her body cremated. Inurnment, along with her husbands ashes, will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent City, Florida. You may leave condolences or sign Mrs. Clearwa ters guest book at our website at biggsfh.com. PALATKA Harry Johns Harry Johns, 87, of Palatka, passed away Wednesday, Sep tember 17, 2014 at his sons home fol lowing an extended illness. A native of the Republic of Cy prus, Harry resided in Putnam County since 1949. He served in the armored infantry division in the U.S. Army in Germa ny. Harry owned and operated Little Harrys Liquor Store in Palatka for 30 years. He was a member of St. John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville as well as VFW Post #3349 in Palatka. Harry enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling all over the world with his wife Elaine. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elaine Johns, two sons, George Johns and wife Cheryl a nd Dean Johns, all of Palatka, a brother, Nick Johns of Lon don, England, a sister, Eleni Georgiades of Cyprus and five grandchildren, Amanda Johns, Michael Johns, Staci Sykes and husband T.J., Casey Johns and Paul Johns. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Father Nicholas Louh officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with the U.S. Army conducting military honors. Visitation was Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers are gratefully accept ed or memorial donations may be sent to St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, 3850 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Harrys Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOver turffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. EAST PALATKA Emma Lou Morris Emma Lou Morris, 83, of East Palatka, passed away Tuesday, Sep tember 16, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center fol lowing an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Putnam County, she was a 1948 graduate of Putnam (Mellon) High School. Emma Lou worked for many years as an Executive Secretary at Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp. and Fair child Industries (St. Augustine). She was a lifetime member of St. Marks Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir for over 40 years, served on the Vestry, served many terms as President of the Episcopal Church Women, served as Fellowship Chairman for 35 years, Sesquicentennial Chairman, on the Search Committee several times and as Bereavement Chairman for 40 years. She was also active in community affairs and was a member of the Womans Club of Palatka for over 54 years and was a Past President, as well as having served on the board of directors for almost 50 years. She also served as Director of District #4 of the Florida Feder ation of Womens Clubs. Emma Lou was well known for her work with the March of Dimes. She had been an advocate for the March of Dimes and served over 50 years on the Board and as Putnam County March of Dimes Chairman for over 25 years. Palatka Sunrise Rotary bestowed its highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellow Award, upon Emma Lou, in recognition of her lifetime of exceptional Service above Self and humanitarian contributions to the community. On February 28, 2008, the City of Palatka also proclaimed April 19, 2008 Emma Lou Morris Day for her many years of hu manitarian and civic contribu tions to the citizens of Palatka and Putnam County. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 60 years. The Putnam County Board of Commissioners selected Emma Lou as Putnam County Volun teer of the year in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Allen Wil liams and Emma Lou Whiddon Williams and her husband of 50 years, Earl Fenton Morris. Emma Lou is survived by her loving son, Richard Earl Mor ris of East Palatka, a grand daughter, Elizabeth Kuithe of San Diego, California, a grandson, Louis Fucini, U.S. Navy, three great-grandchildren, Mad ison Fucini, Bradley Fucini and Paisley Kuithe and four cous ins, Myrtice Chauncey and Billy Whiddon, both of Live Oak, E. Jay Williams and Elaine Wil liams, both of Rocky Ford, Geor gia and Paul Chauncey, Jr. of Live Oak. Services celebrating Emma Lous life were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Palatka with Father Robert Marsh officiating. Burial fol lowed at PineView Cemetery in Interlachen. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent in Emma Lous memory to St. Marks Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 370, Palatka, FL 32178. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Emma Lous Book of Memo ries page at www.JohnsonOver turffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Sue Wilkinson Sue Wilkinson, 62, of Palatka, passed away Sunday, Septem ber 14, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in the Glendale Hospital in Palatka and was a lifelong resident of Palatka. She was a 1969 graduate of the Palatka Senior High School. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a son, Kyle Wilkinson and her father, Herbert Alvarez. Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Ronald Wilkinson of Palatka; her mother, Margie Alvarez of Palatka; a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and O.W. Cowart of Seville; a nephew, Ja son Cowart; a niece and spouse, Jennifer and Travis Robinson; a great nephew, Layton Cow art and a great niece, Brinley Robinson. Per Sues wishes services will be private. Burial will follow in the Oak East Cemetery in Palatka. Memorial gifts may be sent to Ronald McDonald House, 600 SW 14th St. Gainesville, FL 32608. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfu neralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. INTERLACHEN Earl D. Mote Earl Dean Mote, Sr., 85, of Interlachen, passed away Satur day, September 13, 2014 at Hav en Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, he resided in Putnam County since 1990 coming from Key West. Earl served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He worked for 23 years as the warehouse super visor with the Navy exchange. Earl was a member of College Road Church of Christ. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, bowling, going to yard sales and lending a helping hand to others. He was preceded in death by two sons, Joe D. Mote and Christopher Michael OBrien. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith R. Mote; three sons, Dean Mote of St. Augustine, George C. Mote of Interlachen and Vern O. Mote of Clearwater; a daughter, Lee Ann Dugger of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Betty Sue Louchs of Wisconsin and June Faulk ner and husband Johnny of In diana, over 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at College Road Church of Christ with Bro. Melvin Barker officiat ing. Burial to follow at PineView Cemetery in Interlachen with the U.S. Navy conducting military honors. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Earls Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the I was blessed to be a part of The Best Weekend Ever at South Putnam Church. On Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th we celebrated 10 years of existence as a church. It was The Best Week end Ever because I got t o celebrate 10 years of Gods faithfulness and goodness with the great est group of people in the w orld MY CHURCH FAMILY! This article is not intended to be an article about SPC (our church) but it is intend ed to be an article about T HE CHURCH. The liv ing, breathing organism t hat Jesus Christ start ed while He was here o n the earth. He made a promise that THE CHURCH (His Church) would last for all eter nity and that the gates o f hell would not pre vail against it. In other w ords, THE CHURCH is here to stay. Make no mistake about it, the local church is the hope of the world! If you will study history you will find that it was THE CHURCH who start ed the first hospitals, s chools and orphanages in local communities. It is a beautiful picture of Gods grace and truth when it functions and behaves the way that Je sus intended. When this i s the case, people are ac tually attracted to it and n ot pushed away from it. Lives are transformed and changed when THE CHURCH does what it is supposed to do. Sadly, THE CHURCH often for gets that Jesus is sup posed to be the one in ch arge (see Ephesians 1:22; 4:15-16; Colos sians 1:15-18). I know o f churches who think the pastor/priest/bishop etc. are the final author ity. Others think that t he denomination is the most important thing. Both of these ideals are false! When Jesus start ed THE CHURCH (His c hurch) He never intend ed for a human being to h ave more authority or say so than Himself. Nei ther did He intend for a g roup of people (denom inations) to have more s ay so and authority than Himself. Dont get me wrong, I have a heart for pastors because I am one. Denominations have their place, I am part of one. But let me be very clear, Jesus should be the final authority in THE CHURCH because HE is the one who died for it! Its His idea and He has a plan for it that will last for all eternity. Our responsibility as Christ followers is to simply fol low Him. As the popular c ontemporary Christian song lyric says, Where you go, Ill go. Where you move, Ill move. Who you serve, Ill serve. Who you love, Ill love Make no mistake about it, it will not be easy, it will not be comfortable but it will be worth it! Jesus never asks His followers to be comfort able and take it easy. He a sks us to be His hands, His feet and His voice in our community so that others can know Him and spend eternity with Him. Thats the mission of THE CHURCH. CHURCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City ...... 386-698-1578 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter ... 386-698-1983223 N. Summit St. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church .... 386-698-2635 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church ......................... 386-698-21 17 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ....... 386-698-2055 2725 S. Hwy. 17 Georgetown Georgetown United Methodist Church ..... 386-740-1821 1448 CR 309 Pomona Park First Baptist Church of Pomona Park ....... 386-649-4265 Lake Como Word of Faith Bible Church ....................... 386-698-4643 2708 S. Hwy. 17 Peace Lutheran Church ............................. 386-325-4878 343 Old Hwy 17 Pilgrim Congregational Church ................ 386-649-8467 Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church ............. 386-467-2336 Emmanuel Episcopal Church .................... 386-698-1983 672 C.R. 309 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church ............................... 386-649-0631 273 CR 309 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Church Happenings Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Friendship Baptist Church ........................ 386-698-3736 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 The Best Weekend Ever Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Lake Como Community United Methodist Church...386-649-8480 .... Pastor BrianSouth Putnam ChurchPastors Pen Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 461 Walker Street, Holly Hill at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014. In lieu of Flowers donations may be sent to Haven hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177 in recognition of their wonderful service and caring support. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guest book at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters Funeral home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements.DEATH NOTICEINTERLACHEN Betty L. Alfaro Betty Lou Alfaro, 78, of Interlachen passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Putnam Community Med ical Center in Palatka following an extended illness. Arrange ments will be announced by Masters Funeral Home Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Got fax?Send or receive O N L Y $2 a page! Fax: 386.698.1994


A6 Special to theCourier Journal Raiders Students of the Week Male Academic Athlete of the WeekName: Dillon Dunnigan Sport: FootballFemale Athlete of the WeekName: Hannah EddinsSport: Cheerleading Male Academic of the WeekName: Jacob-GardnerSport: Golf Female Academic of the Week Name: Jael Jara Sport: Volleyball Special to theCourier Journal Its about time for a ChangeHow about moving your unit to Crescent City RV Park!e only RV Park in the area with a swimming pool! All lots are shaded! Tuesday and ursday adults only in the pool! RV Park 386-698-2020 2359 US Hwy 17 S. Crescent City, FL 32112 Beck Nissan welcomes back Jim Barnesas sales consultant!Jim has been in the automotive business for over 25 years and would like to invite all his friends and past customers to come and test drive a new Nissan or great late model used vehicle! Jim has lived in Putnam County for over 30 years. So drive a little and save a lot!For a great deal stop by and see Jim today! 252 Highway 17 North Palatka, 32177 386-328-2775 and see Jim today! and see Jim today! W e l c o m e B a c k W e l c o m e B a c k Got Hope?Events at Local State ParksLocal state parks have multiple events planned for the coming months. Here are just a few:Nation-wide Volunteer CleanupIn less than two weeks, volunteers will come to Floridas state parks to participate in the largest nation-wide, single-day volunteer effort to clean up public lands. For more than 20 years, volunteers of all ages have collected tons of trash, cleared thousands of invasive plants and contributed millions of hours through their collective efforts. In 2013 alone, more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated National Public Lands Day at 2,237 public land sites and removed an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants and 500 tons of trash, while contributing an estimated $18 million to improve public lands and planting more than 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants. Volunteers learn about natural resources and the restoration of the environment, while building partnerships between local community members and the public. Saturday, September 27 National Public Lands Day at Blue Spring State Park, Or ange City from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 27 National Public Lands Day My First Volunteer Project at Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fire and Flowers Walk Come to Crystal River Preserve State Park for a guided walk in the preserve. The walk will focus on regenerating plants and the process of natural and prescribed re. The park biologist will lead visitors through a recently burned zone and explain the link between re on the landscape and ecosystem health. This will be a great opportunity to under stand the important natural role re plays in our ecosystem. Walk day is Saturday, October 11 from 9 11 a.m. Meet at the Crystal River Preserve Shop at 8:45 a.m. Long pants and sturdy shoes suggested. This is a free event. Moon Over Mounds Join Crystal River Ar chaeological State Park at the next Moon Over the Mounds Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. The Pre-Columbian site is thousands of years old and is still shrouded in mystery. Underneath the moonlit sky, join Gary Ellis, archaeologist from Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, or other experienced guides to learn more about these impressive mounds. Refreshments will be served before the walk and you can tour the museum and gift shop as well. The event is free but donations are welcome. This fund-raising event is sponsored by the Friends of Crystal River State Parks. Friday tours canceled by weather will be held on Saturday, same time. Free admissions, but donations are welcome. Yoga Mondays The Friends of Ravine Gardens are excited to announce Yoga Mondays! Yoga classes will be held in the Civic Center. They welcome all experience levels from those wanting to try yoga for the rst time to those who have been doing yoga for years! Participants should bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Online registration is required. Please visit ravinegardensyoga. eventbrite.com for details. Welaka State Forest Fall Festival The Welaka State For est is having a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 11. The long list of events begins at 8 a.m. with a Geocache Hike, a self paced hike along the Mud Spring Trail. The events continue through the day with Live Music from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Smokey Bear appearences throughout the day. A petting zoo all day. Horse shows, equine nutrition presentations, horse weighing, an equestrian poker ride, and much more. The festival will end at 5 p.m. The festival is a free event. 8th Annual Oktoberfest: All GM Car Show Set your sights on the most fun-lled gather ing of General Motors enthusiasts on the east coast on Saturday, October 4 at 7 a.m.! Come join them at Silver Springs State Park, home of the world-famous Glass-Bottom Boats. Bring the entire family and youll experience a top-notch automotive event. No judges, no tech, no leave your top and windows up!, no broiling on blacktop in a mall parking lot with nothing to do All vehicles registering day-of pay a park-fee of $10/car, with no charges for additional passes. Standard park admission fees apply. With the weather cooling off, now is a great time to take the kids and head down to the river to enjoy some good old Blue Gill shing. This year the blue gill are larger than ever. All you need is a few live worms, bread or corn to catch these tasty sh. When shing for blue gill make sure to sh near structure like, docks, grass, an old fallen tree or anything these sh can run to for quick cover. See you next week and happy shing. Downtown Palatka Treasure Hunt WinnerPhoto Special to the Courier JournalDowntown Palatka Treasure Hunt winner, Sandra Cremer, accepting her $250 check from Downtown Palatka, Inc. President, Marlene Lagasse, in front of the Palatka Welcome Center (900 St Johns Ave). Photo Special to the Courier JournalFront row: (left to right) Lawrence walker (SPO), Monica Weaver (S1), Quiarie Owens (XO), Noemi Serrano (S5), Mary Gilmore (BC). Back row: (left to right) Anthony Chapman (S3), Devin Hennessy (S4), Brock Ra kich (CSM), Bruce Bushey (S2). With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some stu dents deal with an un welcome addition to their daily r outine -bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to gov ernment statistics. W ith online social media so widely available to kids today, bullying doesnt necessarily stop after school, and often takes place round-the-clock. The repercussions can be missed days of school, depression and even sui cide. Fortunately, kids ar e get ting more help these days as bullying pr evention efforts are growing nation wide. Cartoon Network has been a pioneer in this space and its Stop Bully ing: Speak Up campaign has been empowering by standers to put a stop to bullying since it launched in 2010. On average, more than 100,000 people visit the initiatives website monthly to lear n preven tion strategies. Speaking up to a trusted adult is the safest, most ef fective way for victims and bystanders to bring an end to a bullying sit uation, says Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network vice pr esident of social re sponsibility. Bystanders in particular can be pow erful agents for change when they r eport inci dents. Support for Cartoon Net works award-winning pr o-social effort has come from such diverse organi zations as Facebook, Boys & Girls Clubs of Ameri ca, LG Mobile, and CNN. Pr esident Obama even invited Cartoon Network to the rst Bullying Prevention Summit at the White House, and later intr oduced the initiatives rst documentary, Speak Up. Whether youre a victim, a bystander or a con cerned adult, dont sweep bullying under the rug. By speaking out against cruelty, you can help end bullying.Speak Up During National Bullying Prevention MonthMeet the 2014-15 CCJSHS JROTC Members


The fall season is upon us and even though the temperatures here have not cooled down much yet, we are starting to see an in crease in fall fruits and v egetables in the grocery stores: many wonderful things such as pumpkins, winter squash, pomegran ates, and of course apples a nd pears. An Apple A Day Weve all heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away and in many ways this is true. Eating an apple every day is one good way to get some of the many fruits and vegetables that experts say we should have on a daily basis. It has quite a few health benefits as well. They are a good source of both soluble fiber, about 4 grams and vita min C, providing 14% of the D aily Value. Apples help with weight loss because they satisfy hunger for a small amount of calories. Even dried ap ples can be helpful. Studies d one at Florida State Uni versity showed that women w ho ate a cup of dried ap ples a day lost weight and l owered their cholesterol and heart disease markers. Researchers think apples antioxidants and pectin (a type of fiber) are respon sible for the benefits and t hat consuming fresh ap ples would give even better r esults. The benefits for heart health can be worth it as well. Research over the last 25-30 years has shown that apple eaters had the low est risk of suffering strokes c ompared with nonapple eaters. There are antioxi dant compounds found in a pples, which help prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and inhibit inflam mation. T hey also give protection against Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of symp toms linked to an increased r isk of heart disease and diabetes. National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES) data, a survey of eating and health habits, found that people who had eaten apples in any form over the past day were 27 percent less likely to have symptoms of meta bolic syndrome than those w ho didnt and they also had lower levels of C-reac tive protein, a marker of in flammation that indicates a n increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Eating an apple before ex ercise has also been found t o increase endurance. The antioxidant called quer cetin, aids endurance by m aking oxygen more avail able to the lungs. It can be a s helpful if it is taken in supplement form. Quercetin is also useful for those with allergies, as it is a natural antihistamine. So an apple a day, now seems like something that is really worth doing, but, plain apples, although they are great for eating out of hand on the run, can get a bit boring after a while. There are a few different ways you can incorporate the fruit into your diet in other ways. If you want your cakes and quick breads to have a little less fat content and a bit more fiber, replace at least or all, of the fat that the recipe calls for with applesauce. In addition I have included below a rec ipe for a quick applesauce t hat you can make in just a few minutes any time youd like. 10 Minute Apple Sauce Ingredients 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quar tered 3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered 1 cup unfiltered apple juice 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine) 3 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cin namon D irections In a sealable micro wave-safe container, com bine apples with all other i ngredients. Close lid, leav ing one corner of lid open t o allow steam to escape. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Using a hand blender or potato masher, blend to de sired consistency. Serve hot i mmediately or chill for lat er use. P eace, Love and Pears Homer once called the pear a gift of the gods in his epic The Odyssey, and it has been a part of civili zations tables for the last 4 000 years. The U.S. is the third largest pear producer in the world. In the heart of Washing ton and Oregon States they a re grown in four prima ry regions where moisture f rom meandering rivers and glacial snowmelt feeds the regions nutrient-rich volcanic soil that creates the ideal environment for pear tree nourishment. The regions are Wenatchee, in North Central Washington, Yakima which, in Native American tradition, means Black Bear, Mid-Columbia which stretches from White Salmon, Washington south to Hood River, Oregon, and Medford in Southern Ore gons Rogue Valley. T here are ten different va rieties grown in this area, e ach unique in flavor, col or and texture. They are p icked by hand and are known as some of the worlds finest. The month of December here in the U.S. is known as National Pear Month. Like apples, pears are one of the worlds most popular fruits. They contain import ant nutrients such as fiber a nd vitamin C as well. A medium sized pear has 6 grams of fiber. The skin of the pear contains the ma jority of the fiber so be sure t o enjoy that along with the rest of the fruit. A me dium sized pear contains a pproximately 10% of your daily vitamin C. The health benefits are similar to that of an apple as well. Pears are great all to themselves and in many delicious and creative dish es from meals, to desserts, s nacks and beyond! Here is one, courtesy of USA Pears that would work well for a quick breakfast as well as a light lunch or even a snack. Breakfast Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ingredients 4 slices bread 4 slices of Cheddar cheese 1 firm but ripe Bartlett, Anjou, or Bosc USA Pear, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored and cut into 4 thick slices 4 slices cooked bacon 2 tablespoons butter, soft ened D irections Place 2 slices of bread on a work surface and top each slice with a piece of the cheese. Arrange 2 slices of pear on top of each piece of cheese. Add 2 slices of bacon, and then top with another piece of cheese. Place a slice of bread on top and butter the top slices of bread with half of the butter. Preheat a griddle or large skillet. Place the sandwiches buttered side down on the hot griddle or pan. Butter the top side of the sandwiches. Grill until nicely browned on one side and then flip and brown the other side. Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately. Makes 2. Enjoy these fall fruits and Until next Time, Stay Healthy! September 24, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Something that has impressed me the last cou ple of weeks has been the success that of a couple of professional athletes that call Florida home, have had on their respective circuits; those would be Serena Williams who won the Womens U.S. 0pen Tennis Tournament in New York, pock eting over $2,000,000 in the process and Billy Horschel who won the Fed Ex Playoff Golf Cham pionship over Rory McIlroy and $10,000,000 plus an additional $3,000,000 bonus of some sort really hard to take. Serena Williams has been banking big bucks on the tennis circuit for a number of years. If youve ever watched her play, you can under stand just how she has been so dominating. Her rst serve runs around 105 to 110 mph and her groundstrokes, basically two handed, are truly quick and accurate. She is not a petite person; rather she has an impressive feminine physique well suited to overcoming lack of foot speed with pure power. Not to say she is slow afoot, but she can out play opponents that are faster on the court by sheer hard and accurately placed shots. You need to watch her, as she is one of Americas great female athletes. Billy Horschel, an ex University of Florida golf er, came out of nowhere to win this nal tourna ment with all the money on the line. Horschel has been playing good golf lately, but not been one of those that has been consistently among the big money winners this year. He just got hot at the right time. He struck me as extremely focused, not unusual, in fact prevalent among top golfers, but he appeared to be a level above in that cate gory among the younger tour golfers. It remains to be seen if he is selected to represent the United States in the Ryder Cup Championships coming up later this year, but he deserves a crack at that honor. Football upsets were plentiful last Saturday with Missouri, Indiana, LSU and Mississippi State. The biggest victims along with North Car olina, East Carolina, Virginia Tech and Geor gia Tech. Ill say this about the Tarheel loss to East Carolina. Never a Carolina fan, after seeing East Carolina dismantle Virginia Tech last week, this might have not been an upset. The Pirates have an underrated quarterback, Shane Carden, who is as good as they come. This team has now knocked off two ACC better than average clubs. East Carolina, has of late, been a tough ball club. But I can recall when they were regular rst game opponents for the SEC, and ACC. Im happy neither Duke or the Gators had them scheduled this year. The Gators came out of Tuscaloosa on Saturday with big question marks hanging over both the offense and defense. That the defense is suspect is something no one anticipated, but showed its ugly face in the Kentucky game when the Wildcat quarterback made a name for himself by passing for over 400 yards in a game which the Gators were heavily favored and took three overtimes to win. Does seem odd that they now have to x both sides of the ball when the offense has been the principal concern. Against Bama the prob lems on both sides both sides showed up big time and it wasnt exactly impressive. Ill grant that Floridas chances of beating number two Ala bama were slim, but much to its credit the Tide put on a clinic during the second half, passing and running helter-skelter through the Blue line and backeld especially during the 4th quar ter. Doing a lot of damage for Bama was Der rick Henry from Yulee, who by all rights, should be playing for the Gators .I wont carry on about this any longer, other than to say that this one game and Ive seen that Gators come back big time after suffering setbacks. Most gured this was an 8-4 team, 7-4 now, since the rst game of the season was cancelled, and I believe it will be better than that. Georgia, South Carolina and LSU have all been upset already, giving Florida a chance to pull off some surprises of their own. No comments about FSU and Jamais Winston this week. I just have to control my urges. Whats the Score Dudley Sargent Sports Commentary Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES Are You an Apple or a Pear?Volunteers and Fundraisers Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com If youre a regular reader of my column, then you know who I am and what Im about. Normally I dont complain, but today Id like to vent about a couple things that have really upset me. Over the last year, I have organized over 33 cookouts to raise money for different peo ple or charities. Ninety-nine per cent of these benefits have been for the young people in our community. Usually, the people involved will have volunteers on hand to help out, but there are those rare occasions when I have to ask for volunteers, such as was the case two weeks ago. Two months ago, I was do ing a cookout benefit at the W inn-Dixie where I do most of the benefits. That week end, the winds were blowing the wr ong way and unfortu nately, the carbon monoxide fr om all the smoke poisoned my blood stream. My blood pressure dropped from nor mal to 61/47. I went to my family doctor and he seemed really concerned, especially after he found out I had passed out in my Jeep. Later that night I found myself in the hospital for two days. The doctor came into my r oom and explained that the gasses from standing at the smoker for 12 hours, two days in a row, had poisoned my blood. He strongly suggested that I, Do Not, do anymore cookouts. He told me that I was on the verge of having a stroke. As the doctor left the room I was on my tablet setting up the next benefit. Now Im telling you this story, not to make myself look good, or to make you feel sorry for me, but because Im really aggravated; please allow me to explain. The Putnam County Courier Journal has a Facebook page, and they allow me to post different things on there each week. Let me stress this, I am not an employee of the paper. I am a free-lance writer. I submit articles to the paper, they print what they like and in turn I am compensated for my articles. What I do for the paper is not only to help them out, but you as well. With that being said, let me move on. Each and every week I go out and get different busi nesses in our community to donate things and then I post them on Facebook as con tests. I am really selective in choosing the businesses who participate in these contests. Each time I post a contest, I will have thousands of view ers look at or enter these contests. Two weeks ago, I put a post on Facebook ask ing for volunteers to help me with a cookout at W inn-Dixie in Crescent City. Only 189 looked at the contest, three liked it and no one volun teered. I put this post be tween two contests that had over 1000 entries. This cook out was to raise money for our sports pr ograms at the Crescent City High School, so that our kids can have the equipment they need, not want. As I went to bed that night, I was very discouraged and I thought about cancelling the cookout. After all, why should I raise money for kids that arent mine? The reason for this thought was because a woman, whom I will not mention by name, sent me an email saying, Why are you asking for our help? Its your job, you get paid for this, and besides its the states job to provide the equipment for these sports programs, not ours. Ill give my reply to this woman in just a mo ment, but let me move on for now. The next morning, I decid ed that I would go through with my plans and I headed to the Winn-Dixie to do the benefit myself. I knew how badly this benefit was needed and few of the kids had asked me for my help; there was no way I was going to let them down. As I pulled up to the Winn-Dixie, I noticed a lady standing by the smoker that Geo had loaned me for the weekend. I got out of my Jeep and walked over to the smok er. This young lady intro duced herself, Hi my name is Leigh Dandridge. I was drinking my coffee this morn ing when my man handed me the laptop. I r ead your post. What do I need to do to help? Its my day off so I can help all day if you need me to. Minutes later, another lady walked up, Hi Im Ali son Wolfe, what do I need to do? Two hours later Kim mie Hunter showed up but unfortunately, she could only stay for a couple of hours because she was scheduled for surgery at 5 a.m. the next morning. As Kimmie was fin ishing up her time, Mikie Holland then showed up to r elieve her. With what should have been five people minimal, three of us, at a time, pulled it off. Later after school was out, some of the cheerleaders and volleyball players showed up and joined in to help. Let me jump to another thing that has me upset, and then I will close, combining my thought on both prob lems. This past week, I was r ead ing another news source in our county when I stumbled upon an article written about Cr escent City High School. In the article, the writer was complaining about a few things, one being that our school doesnt have a football program with our young men in it. Now this isnt the only snide remark printed about our South Putnam area. Sev eral months ago, this par ticular new source took out a full page ad on how social media does not work, basi cally, directing this at what I do on Facebook. Y ou guys and gals know me; Im about helping our community, so please allow me to vent in my closing. To this news source I re spond, before you write about our school, maybe you should go interview Mr William Det tor, the new athletic director, like I did befor e the start of the new school year. Had you done this, you would have learned that he is making a big difference. Not only has Mr. Dettor been out on his own time raising funds for the sports programs, he has also made it possible for our Raiders to get new uniforms this year. Mr. Dettor also contacted me about printing programs for all the sporting events at the high school. Next, I would like to say, be fore you publish something demeaning what Im doing, please make sur e that the in formation is current and not a few years old, like the one you published. Next, before you disparage our programs, please get off your lazy paid duffs and help me raise mon ey for these kids. I do not collect one r ed cent or receive a paycheck from the Courier Journal for anything other than my articles, so until you have raised over $30,000 for these kids, you have no right to comment, period! To the woman who sent me the email, Mam, it is not the responsibility of the state, myself, the coaches, teachers or athletic directors to provide anything for your children! We are not here to provide for or babysit them! Have you thought about thanking me for keeping your two boys out of jail when they were caught smoking pot af ter school at the old YMCA? No, you did not! Y ou, of all people, should be the first one involved in doing fund raisers! So, why do I do these fund raisers? Please allow me to explain. Just over two years ago, I was standing on the sidelines watching the Raid ers practice. I noticed two of the football players shoes wer e held together with duct tape. I asked my son and daughter why and next day my daughter told me their stories. One of the boys was living in a trailer. His father had left some years back and his mother was never home; as it turned out she was a crack head. This young man was basically raising his brother and sister on his own, yet he went to school every day because he wanted to play football. The other young man lived with his grandfather who was on a fixed income and had can cer. This young man went to school and took car e of his grandfather; there was no extra money for something as foolish as new shoes. Man, I wish you could have been there the next day when I handed those two young men their new foot ball shoes. I watched these two young boys slip on their shoes and run acr oss the field. Then one of the young men stopped and ran back across the field towards me. As this young man looked me in the eyes he said, Thank you, his eyes filled with tears then he gave me the biggest hug Ive ever had. That was a Thursday afternoon, the next night I watched the oth er young man make three touchdowns. As I was about to get into my jeep and drive home, this young man ran up to me and gave me a hug and said, Thank you for the new shoes. I can run like the wind now. I scored the touchdowns for you. Ladies and gentlemen, thats why I do what I do. No, Im not in this for any recognition; I dont even care if someone pats me on the back and says, Good job. These are our children and they deserve the best we can give them. When I ask for your help, dont make ex cuses. We wonder why our kids wear their pants below their butts and why they do drugs, etc. Its because not enough people are involved in providing these young people the means to be better, do better and to take pride in themselves. I want to thank you for reading this article and let ting me vent. I also want to say, Thank you to the four beautiful women that helped me raise money this past Fri day, Leigh, Alison, Kimmie, Mikie, also Larry, the man ager for Winn-Dixie, and all who showed up on Satur day; in all we raised over $1,400. I have one last thank you, and that goes to Will Dettor. Thank you for going above and beyond in your job and for our kids. Please do not pay any attention to the peo ple, who would make unkind and disparaging comments to you, we in South Putnam County have your back. Welcome to our community.


ditorium at 111 Yelvington Road, East Palatka for this falls fundraiser. For information phone: 386-329-0318. The 22nd Rotary Club Swine and Wine will be held on November 22 at Wesnofske Farm on Clifton Rd in Crescent City. The tickets will be $60 before the event or $70 at the door. It will start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers followed by the main course and open bar at 7 p.m. There will be live music, dancing, and door prizes from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. The Adult Education department at St. Johns River State College will offer free GED practice tests through October 2. The GED Ready: The Ofcial Practice Test is a helpful way to nd out if a student is ready for the real test. It is the only practice test that tells if a student is likely to pass the GED test. The free score report also shows what skills a student needs to work on to score higher and provides a personalized study plan that gives you the exact pages and chapters to review with your students in popular study books. The practice test is a computer-based exam and will be administered on the SJR State Palatka campus. Applicants are required to call and reserve their seat at 386-312-4080 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 Saloon in East Palatka. There will be chance drawings, 50/50, silent auctions, koozies, ribbons for sale, and much more. The Azalea City Cruisers presents the Autumn Fest, to be held Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. It will be at the Palatka Riverfront, and will feature the 36th annual car show, a kids area, arts & crafts for sale, a business expo, great food, and live music. This event is free to the public! If you would like to be a vendor, please call 386-937-6043. Putnam County Archives welcomes all those interested in the history of Putnam County to join a Round Table Discussion on Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 am. It will be held at the Putnam County Headquarters Library, 601 College Road in Palatka. This History Round Table will cover the railroads of Putnam County. It seems that many areas in the County had their own railroads, and unfortunately they dont exist anymore. Everyone is welcome to come and share information. It is an opportunity to learn more and inform others about your historical passions. For more information, please call Darlene Walker at 386-329-0126. Putnam County Master Gardeners are having a Fall Plant Fundraiser on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fall plants and Master Gardener experience on hand with some native plants available. Join them at the Ag. Center AuTe 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. Registration 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 play er, which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Funds raised from the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Center. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-467-8731 or mcphaul@aol.com. Embracing and celebrating the cultural diversity of our community, the Multicultural Arts Guild Inc (MAGI) will be bringing theater, art gallery shows, musical productions, literary events, and historical stories back to Crescent City. The newly formed group has formally incorporated and is applying for a nonprot status. MAGI will also be offering classes and workshops for children and adults throughout the year. Everyone in the community is invited to attend and participate in all of MAGIs activities and productions. Memberships are available to students, adults, families, and businesses giving discounts on classes, workshops, and tickets for theater and music productions. Board meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Lake side Title located at 236 Central Street in Crescent City. Ap plications for the Mistletoe Market Arts and Crafts Festival will also be available at Lakeside Title. For further informa tion, call Donna Cooney at 386-698-0886. 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 27 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. 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 (CCWCA) located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Spooktacular event for the community on Friday, October 31, 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 H wy 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. 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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 Special to the Courier Journal Special to the Courier Journal For More Information visit RowellAuctions.com Bidding Ends Thursday, October 10th at 3:00 p.m.Subject to Dynamic Close Auto Extend BiddingOffered Online Exclusively at RowellAuctions.com Bidding Ends Thursday, October 10th at 3:00 p.m. Lee County, GA Lee County, GA 541 Acres Offered DividedA MarkNet Alliance Member GAL AU-C002594 | 10% Buyers PremiumRowell Auctions, Inc. | 800-323-8388 Excellent Development Land Beautiful Home Sites Great Recreational Tracts Excellent Timberland Cropland Just off US Highway 82 IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATIONGENERAL ELECTION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 OCTOBER 6, 2014 IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINEFOR THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION EARLY VOTING:OCTOBER 23RD THRU NOVEMBER 1ST IN PALATKA, INTERLACHEN, AND CRESCENT CITY MAIL/ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 2NDTO UPDATE YOUR SIGNATURE, IT MUST BE SUBMITTED ON A VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION. AN UPDATED SIGNATURE IS VERY IMPORTANT SHOULD YOUR MAIL/ABSENTEE OR PROVISIONAL BALLOT REQUIRE PRESENTATION TO THE CANVASSING BOARD. REMEMBER THEIR SACRIFICE! VOTE IN MEMORY OR IN HONOR OF A VETERAN.CHARLES L. OVERTURF III, SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS 2509 CRILL AVENUE, SUITE 900, PALATKA FL 32177 Students will have the opportunity to investigate monster myths and explore celebrations from around the world with the Florida Museum of Natural History during school holiday camps November 2425. Pre-registration for students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2014-2015 school year is required for all camps and is avail able online at http:// www.flmnh.ufl. edu/events/camps/ school-holiday/. The camps provide nat ural history explora tion through museum exhibits and handson activities. Museum camps are all about having fun while learning, said Florida Museum pub lic programs coordi nator Catherine Car ey. On Monday, Novem ber 24, students will explore the Monster Myths behind meg alodon, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and giant squids, and learn about the dif ference between sci ence and storytelling. This camp comple ments the museums featured fall exhibit, Megalodon: Larg est Shark that Ever Lived, which explores the evolution, biology and legends of the gi ant prehistoric shark. On Tuesday, Novem ber 25, students will discover A World of Celebrations by ex ploring holidays from around the globe and learning whats in a celebration. Camps are offered as fullor half-day pro grams. For non-members the full-day pro gram is $50 per stu dent and the half-day cost is $30. For mu seum members, the full-day price is $45 and the half-day cost is $27. For full-day camps, drop-off is 8-8:30 a.m. and pickup is 4:30-5 p.m. The halfday camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the afternoon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m. For more informa tion, call 352-2732061.Kids Can Discover History at Holiday Camp Photo by Travis RobertsCrescent City Jr./Sr. High School Varsity Volleyball team. Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School Varsity Volleyball WinsScores: 1st game: 25 to 16 Raiders win 2nd game: 22 to 25 Atlantic win 3rd game: 25 to 18 Raiders win 4th game: 25 to 16 Raiders win Game Statistics: Alicia Moralos five aces/ 14 digs/ five kills Larissa Addison four aces/eight kills/ 10 assists Taz Addison 11 points Alexus Sands six aces/eight kills/ four blocks Sanika Smith three aces/nine assists/ Jaela Chandler three kills Jael Jara six kills Florida hunters plan ning to hunt deer, m oose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering our state. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild cer vids (white-tailed deer, m ule deer, moose and elk) within 22 states, two Canadian prov inces and in South K orea. The disease causes degeneration of the brains of infected animals, resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodi ly functions and death. T here is no known ev idence that CWD can b e transmitted to live stock or humans. T he disease has been detected in New Mex ico, Utah, Colorado, W yoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Montana, South Dako ta, Nebraska, Wiscon sin, Illinois, Iowa, New Y ork, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michi gan, Virginia, Missouri, N orth Dakota, Mary land, Texas, Alberta a nd Saskatchewan Ca nadian provinces, and i n South Korea. Hunters need to know that it is against the law to bring into Florida whole carcasses of any deer from any of the above-listed areas. The purpose of this mea sure is to prevent CWD f rom being brought into the state. The infective agent is more likely to be concentrated with in the brain, eyes, spi nal cord, lymph nodes, t onsils and spleen of the animal. This in fective agent, called a pr ion, can be acciden tally deposited into the en vironment, where it can remain for years and can infect other deer. Many states have a prohibition in place that is similar to Flor idas. I t is OK, however, to bring into Florida deboned meat and finished taxidermy mounts, tanned hides, cleaned skulls, antlers and teeth from any of these places, as long as all soft tissue has been removed. For more information about CWD or this rule, visit MyFWC.com/ CWD. The website also provides links to wild life and health agen cies with more in-depth i nformation about the disease. Please report deer found sick or dead of unknown causes to the CWD hotline: 866-CWD-WATCH (866-293-9282). Hunters Beware of CWD LawsPhoto Special to the Courier Journal.




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