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The Putnam Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce par ticipated in a statewide dubbed Operation Spring Cleaning aimed at making Florida a saf er place to live and work by removing illegal nar cotics and weapons from the streets and holding the criminals involved in the illegal drug trade accountable. The Flori da Sheriffs Association (FSA) Task Force released the results of Operation Spring Cleaning, a stra tegic initiative in 27 Flor ida counties that focused on the investigation and subsequent arrest of those manufacturing, delivering or trafcking controlled substances. During this operation, The Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce arrested 41 drug trafckers, con scated 5,337 grams of controlled substances, and seized 11 illegal re arms. The street value of the narcotics seized in Putnam County is esti mated at $317,400. The widespread use of controlled substances has devastated commu nities across our great state, said FSA President and Walton County Sher iff Michael Adkinson. Enforcing controlled substance policies under Florida Statute 893.03 is a top priority for law en forcement ofcers to keep families and local com munities safe. Floridas medical exam iners reported 704 people died of Fentanyl-relat ed overdoses in the rst half of 2016 which led to the passing of enhanced penalties for drug deal ers and trafckers as seen in Florida House Bill 477 in 2017. Since many dealers sell various types of drugs, Opera tion Spring Cleaning fo cused on capturing sales and trafcking related to highly abused controlled substances. The follow ing are the specic to tals numbers for Putnam County: 41 persons ar rested for trafcking in controlled substanc es listed under Florida Statute 893.03/sale and delivery, 5,337 grams of controlled substances conscated, 11 rearms seized and Street Value of drugs seized equals approximately $317,400. Sheriff DeLoach said, Through joint operations such as this, The Florida Sheriffs continue to make our great State a safer place to live and raise a family. The possession, sale and manufacture of drugs erode our com munity. Rest assured, if you sell or manufacture drugs in Putnam County, we are coming after you! Operation Spring Cleaning contributes to two of the FSA business operations goals: to foster effective law enforcement and crime prevention and to promote the activities of Sheriffs. The results of this task force operation have led to many successful closed investiga tions of drug trafcking in the state of Florida. Inside Church...................A5 Community............A3 Crossword.............B4 Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices..........B5Way Back When....A4 Lane and Road Closures YOUR ADDRESS HERE!For home delivery via the USPS Subscribe TodayOnly $24 a Year! Call 386-698-1644 The Fruitland Peninsula Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 22 at the Little Blue House Museum in Crescent City. This is a change from their usual meeting time. Guests are welcome and refreshment provided. The following is a list of road and lane closures that may impact trafc through Friday, May 11. State Road 19 from State Road 100 to State Road 20: Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for concrete work related to the resurfacing project. State Road 100 over Palmetto Branch: Daytime shoulder closures Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance. CCHS Raider Athletics will host Trivia on Saturday, June 9 at the South Putnam Church located at 114 Amos Road in Crescent City starting at noon. Limit six players per team, registration is required. Concession stand will be open, merchandise raffles and $400 to the winning team. Contact Tim Ross at 386-698-1629 or email to CCRaiderathletics@ gmail.com. Photos by Mike JonesMembers of the Rotary Club of Crescent City (Rotary) visited Crescent City High school on Friday, May 4 to honor the one hundred and thirty two 2018 Catsh Festival Student Volunteers. Rotary brought pizza and drinks for the student volunteers lunch and awarded each student with a certicate of appreciation for all of the hard work giving by the students. This year Rotary saw a 40 percent increase in student volun teers for the festival and gave out over 1,000 commu nity service hours to the students that can be used to wards college scholarship applications. Putnam County School District Superintendent, Dr. Rick Sur rency was also on hand to thank the students for t heir hard work and community spirit. The Palatka High School Automotive Technology students will host their very first Car and Truck Show and Shine. Students and Community car enthusiasts can shine up their rides and bring them to Palatka High School on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trophies will be provided for the best all-around car and truck, best interior, and best Palatka Lean. This is a free event to attend. There is a $20, $10 for students, fee to enter a vehicle. Proceeds to benefit the PHS Auto Tech program. There will be food and drinks available from the Welding program and Kona Ice. Fruitland Historical Society Meet the Greats PHS Car ShowGeorgetown United Methodist Church will host a Community Craft and Movie Night on Friday, May 11 at the Riverview Community Center located off CR 309 on Tennessee Avenue in Fruitland, look for signs. Crafting begins at 6 p.m. with Something for Mom followed by the family movie Jumangi at 7 p.m. The public is invited and there will be food and craft supplies available. This is a free event to attend. For more information contact Linda Shiffler at 386-467-9714. PCSO Operation Spring CleaningSpecial to theCourier Journal Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Craft and Movie NightThe Crescent City Library Board, located at 610 Summit Street in Crescent City, is hosting a Meeting With The Greats on Wednesday, May 9 at noon. The topic is Agriculture-Economics, Future of the Area, with JR Newbold. Refreshments will be provided. Trivia Scout ReportTroop 957 helps with yard work.Page A4 Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898 www.facebook.com/put namcountycourierjournal Cyber Security ProgramThe Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Networks Byte-Size Small Business Cyber Security Program session to be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palatka Welcome Center located at 900 St. Johns Avenue in Palatka will describe practical, economical and effective safeguards firms can employ to protect their business from cyber attacks. State Road 19 from State Road 100 to State Road 20 (436167-1-52-01) Presented by Luisa Russoman with Boxmeta a company established by engineers in networking design and implementation for enterprise financial services. There is no cost for this class. Registration is required. To register visit www.sbdc.unf. edu/register-for-workshop/?workshops_id=472. (2 sections) Crescent City, FL 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 Putnam CountyMemories of DolphinsFishing memories from The Write Side.Page A3 Rotary Awards Volunteers Rotary Club of Crescent City Awards CCHS Student VolunteersBaseball Season Ends SJR State Baseball Team ends their seasonPage B1 Photos by Mike JonesLocal artist Esme Cowards (right in photo left) opening art exhibit was well received by the many in attendance on Friday, May 4 at the Art Council of Greater Palatkas showing held at the Larimer Arts Center. Cowards art work spanned her earliest work as a student of St. Johns River Junior College through her career as a high school art teacher at Crescent City High School to her most recent self taught oil paintings (photo above and far left). Local Artists Opening a Success Fishing memories from The Write Baseball Season Ends SJR State Baseball Scout Report Troop 957 helps Happy Mothers Day on Sunday, May 13

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Its almost primary election time. In our rural community, one of the most important local offices is the school board. It can be a thankless job. Anyone who has a child in school has definite opinions on how the school should be run and the most important uses of the money. And those with no children in school feel that bonds and levies are a waste of money, and the school board needs to cut spending and be more efficient. In a previous election year, no one was running for the school board position in the district where I live. Everyone was encouraging someone else to do it. I even had people talk to me about it. You really ought to run, Old Evan said. Youre one of the mostlooked-up-to people in the community. Everyone would vote for you. Thats exactly why I dont plan to run, I replied. Why? Because youre one of the most-looked-up-to people in the community and it might lower peoples opinion of you? No, I replied. Because everyone might vote for me. Eventually, my neighbor, Bart, decided to run. Bart is well-known, and everyone respects him. He does have strong opinions on issues, but he always tries to do what he feels is right. He won unopposed, and that year there were some major challenges for the school board. The state cut back funding, and the school board had to make decisions on where to cut expenses. The biggest possible budget that could be decreased was the sports programs. But the parents of the athletes are the most outspoken, and that didnt go over well. The programs for the arts was the second consideration. That includes music, art, and theatre. But more than 50% of the students are in those programs. The parents whose children were involved in the arts pointed out that the amount of money spent there was already the lowest when calculated on a per child basis. The school board proposed having a supplemental levy. But farm commodity prices were down, and since the levy would be a property tax, farmers came to the school board meeting in droves to complain. Those who had large summer cabins complained as well. Their children didnt go to school here, and they didnt feel they should pay increased taxes. The school board worked hard to balance all of the issues, and no one was happy. By the time the next election year rolled around, Bart had had enough. He told me he didnt plan to ever run again. But no one else was running, and an incumbent would look like a quitter if he didnt run when he was unopposed. So Bart finally, reluctantly registered to run. And then, just before the filing deadline, Melanie registered, too. But she had less than a month to get the word out. As I was driving home on the week of the election, I saw Bart out putting up signs along the roads. I laughed, thinking that his competitive spirit must have gotten the best of him. I waved and continued on my way. A few minutes later, he came around the neighborhood passing out campaign flyers. Dont forget to vote, he said. I smiled as he left. Then I looked at the flier. It was a campaign ad for Melanie. Curiosity got the best of me, and I climbed into my car and drove to look at one of the signs Bart had been putting in along the road. Sure enough, it was for Melanie. At a community gathering the day after the election, Bart was all smiles. Well, it was close, but we did it, he said. You won? Evan asked. Bart shook his head. No. Melanie did by forty-two votes. Thank heaven. I laughed. I have never seen someone so happy about losing. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting May 10, 6 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, June 12, 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, June 12, 6:00 p.m.Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 p.m.Town Hall, Fourth Ave. Meets 2nd Tues of the month. 386-467-9800. www.Welaka-FL.govTown Council of Pomona ParkTown Council Meeting, May 8, 6 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersMay 22, 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 May 15, 3:30 p.m. Regular MeetingMeets the first and third Tuesday in the School Board Meeting Room, 200 Reid Street, Palatka. 386-3290545. www.putnamschools.org OPINION A Lake Street Publishing Company Newspaper POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To Putnam County Courier Journal 320 N. Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112USPS No. 451-140 2018 Lake Street Publishing Co. Published Every Wednesday by Lake Street Publishing Company, Inc. Periodicals Postage Paid at Crescent City, Florida.All Emails: pccjnews@gmail.com Juliette Laurie Editor / Publisher Mike Jones General Manager / Ad Sales Laura Berardi Production Assistant Beth Carter Staff WriterG.A. Teske Staff Writer If you would like to write for the Courier Journal, please give us a call or send an email. One Year Florida Subscription $24 (incl. tax)One Year Out-Of-State $28 Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through FridayAdvertising and Legal 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 From Me to YouJuliette Laurie Editor/Publisher 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. Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)will hold its 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the countrys largest singleday food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Customers are asked to simply leave their donation of nonperishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they delivered mail along their postal routes and distribute them to local food agencies. Visit stampouthungerfooddrive.us to learn more. The Letter Carriers food drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. It remains as important as ever, with many people facing economic struggles. Hunger affects about 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, senior citizens and veterans. Letter carriers see these struggles in the communities they serve, and believe its important to do what they can to help. The timing is important, with food banks, pantries and shelters running low on donations from the winter-holidays and with summer looming, when most school meal programs are suspended. In 2016, letter carriers collected a record 80.1 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes. That brought the total since the NALCs food drive began in 1993 to 1.5 billion pounds. People who have questions about the drive in their area should ask their letter carrier, contact their local post office, or go to stampouthungerfooddrive.us, facebook.com/StampOutHunger or twitter.com/StampOutHunger. 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. We will NOT print any letters without this information. Address letters to: Editor 320 N. Summit St., Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to pccjnews@gmail.com Election TimeDaris Howard Did that Come From?Daft as a Brush On the face of it, brushes wouldnt seem to be any more daft than anything else. As the source of the ex pression isnt obvious, various suggestions have been put forward as to what form of brush is being referred to; for instance: The phrase originated as as soft as a brush and the brush is the tail of a fox. This is plausible in that soft is a northern English term for stupid, and foxes tails are in fact quite soft to the touch. The brushes in the expression are the boys that were employed in the 18th/19th cen turies to climb inside chimneys to sweep them. The theory here, which is somewhat less plausible, is that the boys were made into idiots by being repeatedly dropped on their heads when being lowered down the chimneys. Nevertheless, as we shall see, the brush in this simile is neither of these; it is, as the dictionary would have it A utensil consisting of a piece of wood or other suitable materi al, set with small tufts or bunches of bristles, hair, or the like, for sweeping or scrubbing dust and dirt from a surface, that is a brush. Are brushes daft? Not particularly. I n looking for early examples of daft as a brush in print we find that it first starts ap pearing in the 1950s. An example is in Wil liam Morgan Williamss The Sociology of an English Village: Gosforth, 1956: The wives of two mem bers of a kin-group lo cally thought to be eccentric and extremely unsociable were pointed out by several people as gay queer and daft as a brush. 1956 seems later than expected and, as the word daft has always been used more often in the north of England than in other places, a scan of some north country references seems in order. Voil. Daft as a brush it is in fact pre-dated by an earlier variant daft as a besom. The earliest ci tation found is a listing in William Dickinsons A glossary of the words and phrases of Cumberland, 1859: D aft, without sense. Ey, as daft as a besom. A besom is of course a brush made from twigs and a corroboration that the phrase origi nated with the besom rather than the brush version comes in anoth er glossary, from just a few years earlier and collected in the same area John and William Brocketts A glossary of North country words, with their etymology, 1846: Fond, silly, foolish. An old Northern word. Fond-as-a-buzzom, remarkably silly. The use of fond to mean foolish pre-dat ed our current usage, which is to be fond of something or someone. That present day mean ing migrated from the earlier word, which in time came to mean display a foolish affection for. In Richard Rolles Psalter, 1339, the au thor refers to fonnyd maydyns (foolish girls). The word appears in more contemporary language in John Lylys Euphues: the Anatomy of Wyt, 1578: He that is young thin keth the old man fond. So remember, if you are visiting the English northern counties and some old codger says that you are as fond as a buzzom, it isnt ex actly a compliment. From the Phase Finder: http://www.phrases. org.uk/. Did that Did that Did that Come Come Come Come From? From? From? From?

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What a nice surprise to read Beths column last week and hear she is well enough to be out and about again. I dont think she knows how many prayers and good wishes were sent her way while she recov ered. Beth Carter is surely one of the sweetest, most gra cious ladies I have ever known and its good to have her back on the beat. There were a cou ple of things I had planned on writing about this month but I just couldnt con nect with the people I needed to talk to and get some infor mation from. And as the days slipped away, two conversations with two totally unrelated people, about two sort of related happenings, sent me stumbling off on a trip down memo ry lane. First, a friend who lives in Merritt I sland called and asked if I had heard about the 55-pound bull dolphin that was caught in a tourna ment off Port Canav eral and proceeded to go on and on about what a big beautiful fish it was and what a time those guys had getting that big boy in the boat. Got me thinking about the days when we used to fish the keys in pur suit of those beauties. Then, coincidentally, while I was getting a hair cut, one of the beauticians was talking about the trip to the Keys that she and some friends had just gotten back from. Of course I asked her where they stayed and if they had done any fishing, and when she said, Islamora da .... and told me about their fishing adventures ..... well, nostalgia set in big time. Now, I know that this column is sup posed to be about people and goings on over here on the west or write side of the tracks, but Im going to break away from that this time and selfishly share some personal memories with you. You see, long ago and far away, in an other life and place, the highlight of every year came each June w hen my Sweetie and I would go down to Islamorada and meet up with some friends that he had fished with for years. The group consisted primarily of firefight ers and their wives and friends, and they called themselves The Rusty Bunch. And, you know after twenty-five years, we still have a couple of well worn tee shirts bearing the rusty an chor they came up with as their personal cr est. Now, even though the primary reason for the trip was the fishing, you gotta know that there was some serious party ing during those two weeks, and one day in 1993, when all the gang got in from fishing, Wayne and I actually got married by one of the wom en who was a Notary Public. I wont bor e you with the entire ceremony she wrote for us, but it start ed out, Dear Friends and Fishing T eams, we are gathered here today to tie a nautical knot around a last ing partnership. and continued along the same line. We loved it! Anyway, on another day as we trolled the beautiful blue waters, my poetic muse must have lit upon my shoulder because the following just came to me, mostly word for word. And after a little tweaking, and Wayne making a few technical edits, this was the result. I think that anyone who has ever fished offshore can identify with this and I hope that everyone else can kind of visualize the crazy fun we had and appreciate my Ode to the Rusty Bunch Ode to the Rusty Bunch Theres a friendly group of fishing folks A Rusty Bunch they say; And every June, no matter what They head for the Keys to Play. They hail from Vero and St. Cloud And from Merritt Is land theres a pair; They plan all year for this special trip And the good times that they share. They settle in at Tropical Reef, Sit on the porch and watch the sky, Swapping lies and drinking rum, Waiting for the wind to die. Then morning comes and all is right. The oceans flat as can be. They man their boats, this mighty fleet, And all put out to sea. Beyond the reef and Alligator Light They run out past The Hump Armed with plastic birds and ballyhoo And lots of smelly chum. They chase the great bull dolphin, His cows and schoolies too; And if the weather holds and luck is good They just might catch a few. All eyes scan the horizon. As the fishermen hope to see A school of bait, a frigate bird, A weed line, or some debris. They troll the sea for hours Till someone gives a shout; Theyve found the fish and the fun be gins Just listen to those r eels sing out! This is what theyve come here for, Dolphin leaping as they fight, Flashing green and yellow, Lord, what a pretty sight! Then suddenly, like magic, Theres no more fish around. But everyones caught their limit And the sun is going down. They run inside and jump overboard Just to cool off for a spell. Then its fish to clean and boats to wash. Now its time to raise some hell. Capt. Morgans smooth, the beer is cold, Dolphin on the grill smells mighty fine. They drink and eat and drink some more And have one helluva time. They laugh and lie and carry on Sharing tales about their day. Then stumble to their beds to sleep Because tomorrows on its way. This is their Par ticular Harbor W ith its waters so blue and clear, Where they can just sit back, unwind a bit And let their troubles disappear. It doesnt get any better than this Good fishing, good friends, good cheer. Its that magic combination That keeps them coming back each year. They call themselves The Rusty Bunch May their friendship long survive. And may they fish these fertile waters As long as theyre alive! Linda (McConnell) Horne (with a little help from Wayne) Islam orada, June 1993 A3 COMMUNITY Linda Hornespnews@live.com From the Write Side These guys certainly had a great day shing! We Cater To CowardsFULL SERVICE GENERAL DENTISTRY 325-8081 American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka Reiter Insurance Agency, Inc. 386-698-2400926 N. Summit St. Crescent City No one knows the local community like a local.198506 Stop by office for a free insurance quote to find out how Allstate can help protect you.Subject to terms, conditions, and availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.. 2016 Allstate Insurance Co. Those smiles tell the tale and what a tale theyll have to share with their friends. City Commission Meeting Thursday, May 10, 2018 City Hall 6:00 p.m. Invocation 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Students of the Month: Middleton Burney Elementary Miller Intermediate School Crescent City High School 3. Approval of Minutes: City Commission Meeting of April 12, 2018 Old Business 4. Second Reading of Ordinance 18-01 Amending the Community Redevelop ment Plan; Providing for the Establishment of Additional CRA Districts North and South of the Original CRA; Providing for the Increment to be Collected with in each CRA; Providing for the Extension of the Original CRA; and Providing for an Effective Date. 5. City Manager Capital Project Updates New Business 6. Recommendation for Award of for Margary Neal Nelson Sunrise Park Im provements 7. Proposed Amendments to Gas Department Fee Schedule 8. Proposed Amendments to the Land Development Code 9. First Reading Ordinance 18-02 Historic Preservation Amendments 10. First Reading Ordinance 18-03 Amending LDC Article 6 Architectural Stan dards 11. Proclamation 18-06 Crescent Citys Support of Schools 12. Police Chiefs Law Enforcement Report with Q&A 13. Police Community Outreach Report 14. Code Enforcement Report 15. City Commission Comments and Questions Visitor and Citizen Communication 16. Visitor and Citizen Communications Speaker is limited to 2 minutes. PLEASE COME FORWARD to the podium and give your name and address be fore addressing the Commission. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations in order to partici pate in this meeting should contact City Hall at 386-698-2525 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. 5/9/18 Putnam Health and Fitness Center Join the Class! Join the Class! Join the Class! Located at 213 Perry Street Pomona Park, 32181 (Bldg #2) For more information call 386-649-8784 The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise, and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Come to one of the classes at the Putnam Health and PHFC has their own Healthways Advisor, June Dryburg, who is also the Operational Manager. June will explain every part of becoming a member. She can check with your insurance and let you know if you qualify for a free membership. member. She can check with your insurance and let you know if you qualify for a free membership. Pomona Park, 32181 (Bldg #2) member. She can check with your insurance and let you know if you member. She can check with your insurance and let you know if you qualify for a free membership. SilverSneakers You may You may You may qualify for qualify for qualify for a a a FREE FREE FREE Membership! Membership! Membership! 317 N. Summit St., 386-698-1313 Crescent City Flower Shop www.crescentcityowershop.com The Only Way To Say Happy Mothers Day Is With A Beautiful Bouquet!

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Hi everyone! My name is Fransisco. I am the scribe to day for Troop 957 i n Crescent City. Im reporting on a fun activity we had at scouts. We all gathered up our rakes and shov els and pitch forks a nd went to a ladys house to help her. It was great fun. We had eight scouts there plus our lead ers. Many hands m ake light work and we were able to help her! She had lots of mulch that needed to be put around her yard and so we all got real busy real fast. One of the scouts was doing mulch with a wheel barrow. Im not sure w hat happened but all of a sudden, his wheelbarrow tipped over! He started laughing and then before long we were all laughing and helping him so we could get the work done. My scout leader asked what my fa vorite part of the p roject was and I said it was that we had so many peo ple there helping. It re ally was awesome seeing everyone scurry around load ing and unloading m ulch and spread ing it around. We w ere all laughing and having a great time. Sometimes its like driving bumper cars. We were all working and put ting mulch out and e veryone was going everywhere at once and it was fun to watch. One thing that made us feel really good was when the lady came out and talked to us and told us that she was glad that we were all there. That always gives me a happy feeling inside. The Scout oath says, On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God, to my country, and to help other people at all times. It felt good to be there. Oh, and we were able to com plete the work in j ust one scout meet ing! Pa ck and Troop 957 is sponsored by the Church of Je sus Christ of Latter D ay Saints. We meet at the church on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. for the Scouts age 11-18 and on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. for the Cub Scouts. We hope you can come join us in the fun. You can nd out more about our scout organi zations by going to B eascout.org.Way Back When... A4 OUR TO WN 25 years agoMay 14, 1967 CATV Hits Snag A Federal Communication Commission ruling kept CATV from only relay ing signals that were in a 35 mile radius. This put only one station, Channel 2 from Daytona Beach, as the only channel that could be piped into Crescent City. 50 years ago Years Ago...May 14, 1943 City Pays Debt on Its Home Property The City of Crescent City made its last payment on the property that its city hall is on. They purchased the property in the mid30s. The city hall housed all offices and the fire station with two trucks.75 years ago 10 years ago 5 years agoMay 15, 2013 SJR State President, Trustees Win National collegiate Award St. Johns River State Presi dent Joe Pickens, J.D. and the Disrict Board of Trustees were selected at the overall winners of a national awards program designed to recongize innova tion and progressive practices among two-year colleges. May 14, 2008 Rotarians Buy Gro ceries A check for $694 was given to the South Putnam Christian Service Center from members of the Rotary Club of Crescent City. At each meeting a 50/50 drawing was done and the winner of it donated their winnings back to the club. Each quarter the money is given to a charity. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. May 12, 1993 Police Investigate Burglary of Mayors Business The Crescent City Flower Shop, then owned by Mayor Nancy Harris, was burglarized by an unknown subject. An envelope with $145 was taken and windows in a rear door broken. Lovarnso WalkerSales Consultant256 Hwy. 17 N., Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-8863 Ext. 117 (800) 382-3692 Ext. 117 FAX (386) 328-7222 CELL (386) 559-3512 lovarnsowalker@beckchrysler.com Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive NeedsFrom the pages of the Courier Jour nal of May 7, 1975. Getting Involved in Education Y outh Appreciation Week, proclaimed last week by the Putnam County School Boar d, included parents, too. Over 100 par ents, students and Crescent City Junior-Se nior High School instructors met last Tuesday night in a classr oom situation, abbreviated but similar to that which students experience ve days a week. Parents were as sembled, received an intr oductory ad dress from principal Carl Herring and then went off to class, using the same schedule their sons and daughters follow each day in school. Classroom sessions six total were lim ited to 10 minutes each with a ve-min ute break period to allow passage fr om class to class. The unique program allowed par ents to see where and what their chil dren do during an or dinary school day It also gave teachers and parents the opportunity to get together and discuss any pr oblems in volving a particular childs pr ogress in the classroom for some parents, it was the rst time they had met face to face with their childrens instructors. Student Appreci ation Week continued the entire week of April 28 thr ough May 2 and includ ed a variety of ac tivities for students thr oughout the county. The special week of recognition was originated by school board members to emphasize some of the positive aspects of school life. Activities included special music cour tesy of a Palatka ra dio station, exhibits of student art and craft work and culminated Friday eve ning with a mock tri al at St. Johns River Junior College. The trial included thr ee practicing attorneys who acted out a make believe trial as if it wer e ac tually being decided. 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PALATKA Mary Robertson Mary Margaret Rob ertson, passed away peacefully at Palatka H ealth Care Center on April 30, 2018 in Palatka at the age of 88. Margaret was born on June 24, 1929 in Del Rio, Tennessee to Howard and Cora Moore and married her husband Charles in 1947. She loved to spend time with her family and adored each of her grand children. She enjoyed c ooking, crocheting and working in ceramics. She was loving and generous and dedicated to her fam ily. Margaret was loved by everyone who knew her and touched many lives. She enjoyed all childr en and in her retirement, she volunteered with Com munities in Schools in Palatka wher e she served as a tutor at Mellon Ele mentary School. She was pr eceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles Rob ertson. Mar garet is survived by her children, Diana (Harry) Jenkins, Carlotta (Bill) Thomas and Margo (John) Arbuckle, grand children, Carla Thom as, Robby Thomas, Tony Tur ner, Justin Turn er, Jason Turner, Mat thew Turner, Renea Nor ris and JD Arbuckle, 18 gr eat-grandchildren and Five great-great-grand children. She is also sur vived by her sisters, Polly Burkholder and Betty Canfield. The family would like to thank the car egivers at Five Oaks Rest Home as well as the staff at Palatka Health Care Center and Community Hospice for their care over the past months. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the King dom Hall of Jehovahs W itness in Palatka with Elder Ron Jackson offici ating. A graveside service un der the care of Brown Funeral Home will be held at 2 p.m. Satur day, May 12, 2018 at the Moore Cemetery in Del Rio, Ten nessee. Memories and condo lences may be expressed to the family at Mar garets Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffu nerals.com. Flowers ar e grateful ly accepted or memori al donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jack sonville, FL 32257. Local arrangements were entrusted to John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. GAINESVILLE Joe V. Davis Joe V inson Davis, 87, of Gainesville, for merly of Palatka, passed fr om this life on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. He was born in Clio, Alabama, raised in Palatka, and spent most of his adult life in Orlando before set tling in Gainesville. He was of the Baptist faith and loved the Lor d Jesus. He served as an airman in the United States Air Force. Joe also served on the Florida Highway Pa trol for 10 years and was the owner and operator of an insurance agency in Orlando for many years. He enjoyed playing pok er and anyone who knew him knew he loved to eat. He is survived by his children, Kevan T. Davis (Kim Martin), Vinson Lee Davis (Tanya), Donna D. DeBerry (James), beloved companion, Wanda Hunt er, brother, Eddie Davis, seven grandchildr en and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thurs day, May 3, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka with Br o. Vince Davis of ficiating. The family re ceived friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of ser vices at the cemetery on Thursday. Memories and condo lences may be expressed to the family at Joes Book of Memories page at www. johnsonovertur ffunerals. com. Arrangements were un der the direction of John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. BARDIN Adolfo Martinez Adolfo Martinez, 80, of Bardin went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 29, 2018 at his residence follow ing an extended illness. Adolfo was bor n in Ponce, Puerto Rico and had been a resident of Bardin for the past 18 years, com ing from St. Augustine. He served honorably in the United States Army and became 100 percent disabled while in military service. He was a member of American Legion Bert Hodge Post #45 in Palatka and was of the Catholic Faith. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and had attended many of their games when living in New York. He was a devoted husband and father. Preceding him in death were his parents, Victor Martinez and Guadalupe Maldonado; and a son, Victor Adolfo Martinez. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ursulina Mar tinez of Bardin; four chil dren, Luz Maria Martinez of Pennsylvania, Adolfo Martinez, Jr. (Dawn Maas) of Palm Coast, Marilyn Morris (Wayne Morris) of St. Augustine, and Mari sol Martinez (Froilan Gon zalez) of Port St. Lucie; six grandchildr en, Juan Car los Navarro, Nimarie Rive ra, and Jose Antonio Rivera, all of Pennsylvania, Natalie Santana (Carlos Santana) of St. Augustine, Christopher Martinez, and Anissa Martinez (Elijah Daughtry), all of Palm Coast; and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Burial with military honors be stowed by the U.S. Army followed in Palatka Me morial Gardens. Calling hours wer e from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. CRESCENT CITY Marie J. Martin Marie Joan Martin, 78, of Crescent City Passed away on April 26, 2018 while in hospice at the McGraw Center for Car ing in Jacksonville. She was bor n and raised in Ft. Lauderdale and was descended from the orig inal Gornto, Townsend, Delaney, and May pio neer families of Florida. She was a Florida State Master Gar dener who en joyed spending her leisure time gar dening, boating and spending time with her family and dogs. At one time she was involved with youth group organi zations who she instruct ed in planting sea oats to pr otect our beaches and coastlines. In addi tion, she was a staunch advocate of Animal Res cue, and was very instrumental in raising funds to open Animal Shelters in counties wher e none pre viously existed. Joan was pr eceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother James and her son Michael. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Martin of Crescent City and her brother John Dowd Gornto. She is also survived by her children, Michelle Langley of Mary land, Scott Martin of Cocoa beach and Laura Chiasson of Longwood and grandchildr en Keri, Me gan, Tyler, Payton, Cole, and gr eat grandchildren, Gabriella and Emmett. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center was charge of the arrange ments. PALM COAST Joanne Jones J oanne Jones, 84, of Palm Coast passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach due to injuries in an auto mobile accident. Joanne was bor n in South Portland, Maine and had been a resident of Palm Coast for the past twelve years, coming from Palatka where she had been a longtime resident. As a people person who loved history, she had served as a docent at the Bronson House with the City of Palatka and as a tour guide at The Oldest House in St. Augustine. She and her husband, Louis, had owned and op erated Kings Coffee Shop in Palatka. She had also worked as a cosmetics professional with Eckerds Drug Store in Palatka and Belks in St. Augustine. She had enjoyed travel ing to Alaska and several countries in Eur ope, hors es, and her dog, Layla. Pr eceding her in death were her parents, Leona and Jesse Bivings. Surviving are her hus band, Louis Jones of Palm Coast; a son and daughter -in-law, Nolan and Brenda Richard of Palatka; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Rick Block of Ken tucky, and Shelly and Joseph Long of North Car olina; three step-daugh ters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Melvin Hall, Mary K. and John Carl son, and Bonnie F. Jones, all of Palatka; thr ee stepsons, Chan E. Jones of Palatka, David and Dee Jones of Palatka, and Charles A. Jones (Sherry) of Interlachen; two broth ers, Jesse Eugene, Jr. and Nancy Bivings, and Col. D onald E. Bivings, Sr., U.S. Army (Ret.) and wife, Glenda, all of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; numer ous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bill and V al Shirling of St. Augustine. Joannes life was cele brated 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pas tor Melvin Hall officiating. In honor and celebration of Joannes life a V ideo Tribute was shown. The family received friends one hour prior to the start of the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to Lee Conlee House, 2509 Crill Ave., Suite 950, Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. PALATKA Anita D. Johns Craig Anita Darlene Johns Craig, 59 of Palatka went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her sisters residence on Wednesday April 25, 2018 after an extended illness. Darlene was born and raised in Palatka and attended local public schools, including Palatka South High School. She was a homemaker most of her life. She loved her family and friends and truly cared for oth ers. She was passionate about helping people and always had a smile. She enjoyed her flowers and plants and loved animals, especially her dog, Crick et. She also loved being outside watching the hummingbirds. Darlene will be missed tremen dously by her family and friends and will always remain in our hearts. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Byrd; and broth er Larry Johns. Darlene is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Craig of Branford; and her mother, Gertrude Johns of Palatka. Also surviving are her siblings and spouses, Annette and Paul Green, Mitch ell and Fay Johns, Mary and Larry Pippin, Martha and Mark Stites, Tessie Johns, Vanessa and Tim Campbell, Bo and Tina Byrd, Trisha and Keith McWhorter, and Chris and Anita Byrd, all of Palatka; along with nu merous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services wer e from 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Southside Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Shaun Thom as officiating. The family r eceived friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to U-Turn Commu nity Outreach, P.O. Box 1568, Palatka, FL 32178. Friends may sign the online register at www. themastersfuneralhomes. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. PALATKA Jerry L. Adcox Jerry L ynn Adcox, 77, of Palatka, passed away on Mon day, April 16, 2 018 following an extended ill ness. A native of Raeford, North Car olina Jerry had many jobs growing up in North Carolina. While liv ing in Florida he worked at Geor gia-Pacific in Hawthorne as a patcher. He also did a lot of volunteer work at Interlachen El ementary School in the early 90s. In the 2000s he was always helping the cr ew at the Handy Way at 315 in Interlachen. Jerry was preceded in death by this parents, Thelma and Stanley Ad cox, two nephews, Ken neth and John and niece, Leah. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his sons, Harold Adcox of Florida and Christopher Adcox of North Dakota; his sisters, Janet (Bobby) Baker of North Carolina and Frances Jo (Rommell) of Florida; his ex-wife, Deborah Adcox of Flori da who helped take care of him during the last two years; nieces, Jen nifer, Tanya, and Vicki; nephew, Gary, along with two-grandchildren whose birth names were Jason and Emily Adcox but have since been changed and several other family members and many close friends. No services are sched uled at this time. Any futur e plans for a service will be announced online and Facebook. Memories and condo lences may expressed to the family at Jerrys Book of Memories at www.john sonoverturffunerals.com. DEATH NOTICES PALATKA Mike Stager James Michael Mike Stager, 63, of Palatka passed away on Wednes day, May 2, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka fol lowing an extended ill ness. Arrangements will be announced by Masters Funeral Home of Palatka. HASTINGS Raymond L. Franken berger Raymond L. Ray Fran kenberger, 64, of Hastings passed away W ednesday, May 2, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is assist ing the family. CHURCH A5 Crescent City First Baptist Church of Crescent City ...... 386-698-1578 101 S. Summit St.Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter ... 386-698-1983 Howe Memorial United Methodist Church .... First Presbyterian Church ......................... St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ....... Georgetown Georgetown United Methodist Church ..... 386-467-8855 1448 CR 309 Pomona Park First Baptist Church of Pomona Park ....... Lake Como Word of Faith Bible Church ....................... 386-698-4643 Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church ............. Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church ............................... 386-649-0631 a.m.Obits Lake Como Community United Methodist Church...386-649-8480 .... Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel Serving your Family with Dignity & Respect Serving All Faiths 2400 Madison Street Palatka, Florida 32177 Rev. Karl N. Flagg Karla N. Flagg-Wright LaShonda T. Simmons Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church South Putnam CampusPalatka Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church Main Campus Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 South Putnam Church............................386-698-1054 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Got Hope? Obituaries New Life Church of God........................ Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564

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PALATKA Eva J. Jones Eva Jean (Dougherty) Jones passed away May 3, 2018, at her daughters home in Florida. She was 93 years old and active up until a recent illness. She was being followed at home by Hav en Hospice. Eva Jean was born March 13, 1925, to Cla rice and Herbert Taylor Dougherty in Graysville, Ohio. Eva Jean attended Graysville High School and graduated Valedic torian in 1943. In 1946, she completed her train ing as a registered nurse at Ohio Valley Gener al Hospital in Wheel ing, West Virginia. She worked at Glen Dale Hos pital (Reynolds Memorial Hospital) until her retire ment in 1976. She spent her adult life as a resident of Mar shall Co. until moving to Florida to be with her daughter. She was active in the Marshall Co. 4-H program for many years and was a life time mem ber of the Miracle Valley Homemakers Club. She and Harold were faithful members of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ since its beginning in 1964. She had a passion for needlework and many of her creations won local and national awards. She also loved fishing, travel ing, reading, and main taining her rose garden. She was family oriented and lived a long and pro ductive life, for which we will be eternally grateful. Eva Jean will be missed by many who will cherish her memory and carry on her legacy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold S. Jones; an infant son, William Taylor; son-inlaw, Frank C. McColm; four brothers: Herbert Taylor, Jr., Heber, Ber nard, and Victor Dough erty; three sisters: Eileen Pope, Dot Hamilton, and Delores Moore. She is survived by a son, Brent Jones of Emporia, Kansas; two daughters: Susan Winding (John) of California and Virginia McColm of Florida; two grandsons: Frank Mc Colm (Hope) of Georgia and Stuart McColm of Florida; five granddaugh ters: Victoria and Chris tine McColm of Florida and Misty Jones Crim (Stephen), Carri Jones and fianc Mark Elfst rom, and Robin Jones Griese (Ben) of Arkan sas; four great grandchil dren: Cooper and Charlie McColm of Georgia and Brittany Nicole and Bri an Crim of Arkansas; one greatgreat grand son, Gavin Armstrong of Arkansas and former daughter-in-law Janet Jones of Arkansas, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Family received friends Monday, May 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with services beginning at 1 p.m. at Grisell Fu neral Home, 400 Jeffer son Ave, Moundsville, West Virginia. Interment followed at Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sher rard, West Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillview Terrace Church of Christ, Fourth St. and Willard Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041. Memories and condo lences may be expressed to the family at Evas Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturf funerals.com Arrangements are un der the direction of John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Mike Stager James Michael Mike Stager, 63, of Palatka passed away Wednes day, May 2, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Cen ter in Palatka following an extended illness. Mike was born in Graf ton, West Virginia and had lived in Putnam County for the past 20 years coming from Phoe nix, Arizona. He had worked in the construction industry as a dry wall installer. He enjoyed watching NFL Football and was a Redskins fan. He also enjoyed fish ing and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Deloris Pratt Stager; and a sister, Pa tricia Ann Stager. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Ann Stager of Palatka; three sons, Vin cent Bowman, Al Hanna, and Donald Stager all of Palatka; two daughters, Jamie Stager and Patricia Stager both of Palatka; and seven grandchildren, Brooke Wilkes, Paisley Wilkes, Morgan Wilkes, Johnny Wilkes, Garrett Hanna, Nevaeh Torres, and Skylar Francassa. Funeral Services were held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Deacon Greg Hanks officiating. The family re ceived friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Messages of encour agement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. May 9, 2018 A6 Tony YoungFWC Obits Cont. from A5As spring temperatures warm, bears are becom ing more active, which i ncreases opportunities for conflicts with peo ple. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) re minds Florida residents a nd visitors they can take steps to reduce neg ative interactions with b ears and other wildlife. Bears are starting to come out of their winter dens and theyre search ing for food, said Dave T elesco, who directs the FWCs Bear Management Program. Dont give a bear a reason to hang around in your neigh borhood. Remove any thing that might attract a b ear. If they cant find food, theyll move on. Female bears that gave birth to cubs that weighed only 12 ounces by the end of January are beginning to move around more with their young, which may now weigh 5 to 10 pounds. As the cubs continue to grow, the family unit will roam and will likely be more visible to people. While black bears gen erally are not aggres sive, they have injured p eople in Florida. Never intentionally approach any bear. When walking dogs, keep them close to you preferably on a non-retractable leash and be aware of your surroundings. Dogs can trigger defensive behav iors from bears, espe cially females with cubs. T o keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these simple tips: Secure household gar bage in a sturdy shed, g arage or a wildlife-re sistant container. P ut household garbage out on morning of pick up rather than the night b efore. Secure commercial gar bage in bear-resistant d umpsters. Protect gardens, bee hives, compost and live stock with electric fenc ing. E ncourage your home owners association or l ocal government to in stitute bylaws or ordi nances to require trash b e kept secure from bears. Feed pets indoors or bring in leftover food and dishes after feeding out doors. C lean grills and store them in a secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-re sistant. P ick ripe fruit from trees and bushes and remove fallen fruit from the ground. It is illegal in Florida to intentionally feed bears or leave out food or garbage that will at tract bears and cause h uman-bear conflicts. As bears increase their movements this time of year, they also increase the number of roads they cross. For the safety of yourself and bears, re member to slow down w hen driving, External Website particularly on rural highways at dawn or dusk. Watch for road signs identifying bear crossing areas. Each year in Florida, an aver age of 240 Florida bears a re killed after being hit by vehicles. Having conflicts with bears? Call one of the FWCs five regional offic es. Go to MyFWC.com/ C ontact, and click on Contact Regional Offic es to find the phone n umber for your region. If you feel threatened by a bear or want to report someone who is either harming bears or inten tionally feeding them, c all the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888404-FWCC (3922). 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Burdock (Arctium) is a flowering plant that has been a major part of various cultures for over hundreds of years. In Japan, its root is known as gobo, and is used in their cuisine. The Ir oquois tribe of North America, on the other hand, dried and pre served the root for food dur ing the winter. In Ancient China, burdock seeds were used to treat various conditions such as cough, fever, sore throat, arthritis and var ious digestive diseases. Fully gr own, burdock can reach a height be tween 1 to 2 meters, and pr oduces purple flowers that extend away from its bracts that bloom be tween June and October. The leaves are large, gr owing up to 50 centi meters in total size and have a whitish under side, making burdock an easy plant to identify. Bur dock is native throughout Europe and Asia, and was intro duced in America during the 1600s by English settlers. This was noted by English traveler John Josselyn, who visited New England in 1672 and discovered burdock throughout the areas he went. During this period, the settlers introduced burdock to the Iroquois, and it became a part of their culture as well. A fun fact about bur dock: Its the catalyst for the invention of V elcro. In 1941, Swiss engi neer George de Mestral was hiking in the Jura Mountains in Switzer land, when he noticed that his pants and his dogs fur became cover ed in burdock seeds. He was curious as to how these seeds stuck to his pants, and he discov ered that they were cov ered in small interlocking hooks that can cling to fabric. He patented this idea, which eventu ally became Velcro, an invention used in count less products around the world. Health Benefits of Burdock Root Bur dock root has been known to provide the fol lowing health benefits: Blood Pr essure Maintenance Bur dock is a vasodi lator, which is the ability to relax the blood vessels and arteries. It helps maintain blood pr essure, helping to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. This benefit is mainly attributed to burdocks generous potassium content. Relief From Digestive Problems Burdock root is known for its benefits for proper digestive function. When added to salads, it provides digestive fiber, helping regulate bowel move ment. Its other type of fiber inulin, can help eliminate harmful mi crobes in your stom ach, lowering your chances of diarr hea and other related con ditions. Liver Detoxification The compounds that give burdock its bitter taste can also benefit your liver. They can help stimulate bile production, helping your body flush away toxins quicker and easier. Maintaining a Healthy Immune System Burdock root con tains high levels of vitamins C and E, which are essential to maintaining a healthy immune system and eliminating free radi cals. This helps reduce your chances of devel oping diseases, while supporting healthy cell gr owth at the same time. Different Uses of Bur dock Root Bur dock roots reputation mostly lies in cook ing. Its used in a variety of dishes, especially in Japanese cuisine. It is a n essential ingredient of kinpira, a dish com posed of julienned bur dock root, carrot, dried chili peppers and soy sauce. Aside from this, you can prepare bur dock in various ways, such as: Stir fry: The r oot can be added to stir-fried vege tables for additional flavor and nutrients. Raw: Bur dock root can be eaten raw for a quick and nutritious snack. Be sure to clean it thor oughly first and sprinkle with a little Himalayan salt for flavor Soup: It can be used as a broth for vegetable soups. Pickled: You can pickle burdock in apple cider vinegar to preserve its shelf life. Adding other herbs and spices to the mixture can give it more nutrients and flavor as well. In addition, burdock root can help maintain healthy skin and hair. It contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory prop erties that can provide r elief for conditions like psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers and acne. It can also help prevent hair loss by treating dan druff and maintaining a healthy scalp. Growing Burdock in Your Home Gr owing burdock in your own home is quite easy, since it can grow in various environments with very few problems. With proper care and maintenance, you can yield a high-quality har vest. Remember these tips when planting bur dock. Preparing the Soil Y our soil must be rich and have a good drain age system. Most impor tantly, it should be free fr om rocks for at least 2 feet below the surface. This helps the roots grow long and straight. As for the light requirements, burdock can adapt to various conditions. It can grow in areas with partial shade or with full sun exposure. Planting the Seeds Spread the seeds light ly over your garden bed once the last fr ost has passed. Afterwards, cov er them with 0.5 to 0.75 inches of fine gar den soil. Tamp down the re cently applied top layer, then water lightly. Harvesting and Storing the Roots The seeds can sprout in just four to seven days. Once they appear and have grown a few inches, thin them out 3 inches apart in rows that are 2 inches apart. In roughly eight to 12 weeks, you will be able to harvest the burdock roots. Use a shovel or a garden fork when harvesting the roots. You can create a small hole right beside the plant to get the root easily. For the best qual ity, pick roots once they r each a length of 1 to 2 feet. Store the roots by plac ing them in a shallow dish filled with water or wrap them in damp pa per towels or perforated plastic bags. Harvested r oots only last for four days, so use them right away before they go bad. Burdock Root Recipe: Making Burdock Tea Burdock can be used in a multitude of dishes, but it is mostly known as an ingredient for tea. To make the tea, you need one burdock root and 2 liters of water. Fol low this procedure: Using a scouring pad, gently scrape of f the re maining dirt and soil fr om the root under run ning water. Afterwards, cut the r oot into thin slices. Do not peel the skin, because thats where most of the nutri ents are found. Spr ead the slices on a bamboo sieve, then cov er with a nylon food cov er. Place the sieve under clear sunny weather for one to two days until the slices are dry and pli able. You can use a de hydrator if the weather is not cooperating with you. Place the dried slices in a pan. Put the pan under low heat, while stirring the slices for 10 minutes until they are golden brown, crispy and emit a fragrant aroma. Let the slices cool for 10 to 15 minutes. To store them, use an airtight container to prevent moisture from entering. Boil the water in a pot, then add 10 grams of burdock slices. Let the tea simmer for 10 min utes. Strain and enjoy. If you only want to drink one cup, use five to eight slices only. Pour hot water and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes before drinking. Note: If you dont like the taste of burdock tea, you may add raw honey, chrysanthemum, wolf berries or mint leaves for added flavor. Burdock Can Be En joyed as an Essential Oil Aside fr om its culinary uses, burdock root can be enjoyed as an es sential oil, with benefits mostly associated with the skin and scalp. Aside from using pure burdock essential oil, you can easily make an infusion oil in the comfort of your home. Making Your Own Infused Burdock Oil To make burdock root oil infusion, you need several sticks of dried burdock roots, extra vir gin olive oil and a ster ile glass jar. Follow this pr ocedure: Chop the roots into tiny pieces, then pound them lightly with a mallet. Place the roots in the jar then add the olive oil. You can decide how much oil you want to pour. Place the jar in a dark cabinet for six weeks to allow the oil to absorb the roots nutrients. Open the jar once a week to release any air bubbles. Once the mixture hits the six-week mark, strain and enjoy. Benefits of Burdock Oil As mentioned previous ly, burdock oil is mostly known for its skin and scalp benefits. It con tains vitamin A and var ious essential fatty ac ids, which help nourish your scalp and pr omotes healthy hair growth. It can also provide relief from infections and irri tations caused by dan druff, as it helps keep sebaceous glands and hair follicles healthy. Beware the Side Ef fects of Burdock Root Befor e you head off to make your own burdock oil or use the root for cooking, you should be aware of its side effects. Theres a small chance that it may increase your blood sugar levels, so if youre diabetic, its best to avoid it and use oth er healthy alternatives instead. T o check for any topical irritations, you should do a skin patch test as well by placing a drop of burdock oil on your arm. Lastly, consult with your doctor before using this oil to avoid any other possible health compli cations.Finishing the season with 32 wins and 17 losses and placing third in the Mid-Florida Con ference would be considered a great season for most teams, but the St. Johns River State Col lege Vikings set much loftier goals. Our ultimate goal ev ery year is to win the national championship for our level of baseball, Coach Ross Jones said. This year was a story about our inability to stay healthy and keep a consistent lineup. The Vikings lost three starting players near the beginning of the season but got rolling when Ray Gonzalez and Nick Ro mano both returned to the lineup. W e started confer ence play with eleven wins against only two losses and r ose to a number three ranking in the state poll, Jones recalled. Then we lost Jimmy Goldsmith, Bub ba Sangster, Jaison Hear d and Matt Marini and we struggled with consistency the rest of the season. With only twenty-six sophomores and fresh men on the roster, which is the limit allowed by the National Junior Col lege Athletic Associa tion, losing players to injury can have a big impact on your season. Losi ng one of your best players is tough, Jones said. Losing two is really hard. But what we need to do as coach es is to get better at developing the talent we have and work har der at recruiting. Jones also said that the talent at St. Johns is as good as any other team in the conference. What made a difference in some losses were the players mental tough ness, baseball IQ and instincts. Our baseball mental ity hurt us in our late se ason extra inning games, Jones said. We just made some little mistakes but in a close game they can make the difference. We lost all our extra inning games in the latter part of the season. With a .444 batting average, 14 home runs and 56 runs batted in, sophomore outfielder Kerry Carpenter was a consistent performer all season. He was also the winner of the 2018 Tindall Scholarship and will be attending Virgin ia Tech on a baseball scholarship next year I chose Virginia Tech because I really liked the coaching staff, the cam pus and the facilities, Carpenter said. I plan to major in Finance and hope to make the start ing roster next spring. T o do that Ill have to play to my potential all the time, work hard and stay focused. Right hand pitcher, Jaison Heard, injured his shoulder late in the season, but will also be attending Virginia Tech next year. Heard, from Maitland, was second on the team in both innings pitched with 64.1 and in strikeouts with 60. He has chosen Business Finance as his major for VT. I chose Virginia Tech because its located in a great town (Blacks burg) and has a great atmosphere, Heard said. St. Johns should be in good shape next year though, because most of the starters will be sophomores. Catcher Jimmy Gold smith was having a gr eat season, batting .361 with 7 home runs and 27 runs batted in, when a freak accident occurred while he was up to bat. Simply swing ing the bat at a pitch caused him to br eak his hand. Ill be attending Rad ford University which is in the Big South Confer ence, Goldsmith said. Theyr e a mid-major conference and theyre in Radford, Virginia and Im from Vienna, Virgin ia so Im kind of going home. Despite his midsea son, season ending injury, Goldsmith was also r ecruited by Liberty Uni versity, Gardner-Webb University and High Point University. He plans to major in Education at Radford. Joe Gunn, designat ed hitter and outfielder, r eceived a scholarship offer from Penn State University. They also recruited me out of high school, Gunn said. I was happy they were still interest ed. Gunn, fr om New Cas tle, Pennsylvania is another Viking baseball player who feels he is going home to finish his college car eer. He feels he underperformed this year but is looking for ward to getting another opportunity in the Big T en. National junior col lege baseball has good players just like Division I baseball, Gunn said. The main dif ference I see is that each team has more depth. Every one on the team is a gr eat player, but I feel comfortable making the transition. Hopefully, Ill be able to play outfield more and in centerfield which I prefer. Left handed pitcher, Jagger McCoy, will be moving on to pitch for Jacksonville University next season. JU is a Division I program that plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference. In addition to JU, McCoy was also recruited by the College of Charleston. I was mainly recruit ed as a reliever, Mc Coy said. I think the experience I r eceived at St. Johns will be a dif ference maker for me at Jacksonville. McCoy plans to major in Business Administration at JU. Coach Jones has been r ecruiting replacements for these sophomores, and other teammates, who are moving on. Next year will see almost an entire team of sopho more starters. In the 2018 season, only Kerry Carpenter was a return ing starter. W e have one of the best shortstops in the state coming in, Jones said. Chase Malloy from Trenton High School should be a great player for us. We also have a left handed pitcher from Bucholz High School, Mike Rosario and anoth er lefty, Tucker Stack, fr om Bradford County High joining us as well. Jones is looking to sign six more players to fill out his roster and may also seek out a cou ple of walk ons for the 2019 season. T o keep up with St. Johns River State Col lege baseball, go to the college website: http:// w ww.sjrvikings.com/ baseball G.A. Teske, author of four fantasy novels and an upcoming young adult historical fiction novel: available at the Courier Journal office. Find out more at www. dunnscreekfantasy.com. Email: ga.teske@yahoo. com and on Facebook: Dunns Creek Fantasy Productions, LLC.Viking Baseball Close 2018 Season May 9, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News Burdock, an International Remedy G.A. Teske Staff Writer & FACES PLACES Photo by G.A. Teske. Sophomore Kerry Carpenter at bat.

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The Arts Council of Greater Palatka is excited to present the debut art exhibition for retired educator Esme Coward during the month of May. Her show will open on May 4 and be available for viewing through May 24. The exhibit at the Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid St., will showcase Cowards development as an artist, from her earliest works studying under Olivia Lay and John Hodge at St. Johns River Junior College, to her most recent journey as a self-taught oil painter. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and during special events held at the Center. The Palatka High School Musical Theatre Department will present 42nd Street on Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 and Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13. Show times for Thursday through Saturday are 7:30 p.m. Sunday show times are at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and can be bought at Ralphs House of Flowers or $20 at the door. The performance will be held at the Jim Pignato Theater at the C.L. Overturf 6th Grade Center on 1100 S. 18th Street in Palatka. On Saturday, May 19 a dinner theater will take place at the Pomona Park Community Center at 7 p.m. The play will be Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett. Tickets will be $25 and you can purchase them by calling Mindy Estep at 386-6499783. The Chiefs Club Third Annual Cops, Kids, and Kayaks will be on Saturday, June 2 at Dexter Park Beach on Lake Stella in Crescent City from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can join the kayaking fun for free! There will be free food, drinks, snacks, and gift bags. Children must be 8 years old or older and will be given basic instructions. All equipment will be provided. Beck will be sponsoring the Beck 5-K to benet the ARC on Saturday, June 2. Prerace registration/packet pick-up will be on Friday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Beck Chevrolet on 1601 Reid Street in Palatka. Race day registration will be on June 2 from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Riverfront Park in Palatka. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with the Fun Run beginning at 8:45. For more information go to www.runsignup.com/Race/ FL/Palatka/Beck5K. The Putnam Health and Fitness Center will be hosting the Putnam Classic Body Building Competition on June 2 at 6 p.m. Come and see men and women from the community participate. Tickets for the event are $5 or $3 with a student I.D. There will be refreshments, popcorn, and t-shirts. The tness center is located on 213 Perry Street in Pomona Park. For more information call 386-649-8784. The Georgetown Fire Departments AllYou-Can-Eat Breakfast is on the second Saturday of every month from 7-11 a.m. The cost is $5. Their All-You-Can-Eat Spa ghetti is on the fourth Saturday of every month from 4-7 p.m. the cost is also $5. Pomona Park Community Market and Breakfast is the rst Saturday of every month from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Com munity Center 200 E. Main St.1st & 3rd Mon. 7p.m. 318 Osceola St, Palatka 386-325-5295 PUTNAM COUNTY SHRINE CLUB Wed. 6 pm Darts/Hotdogs & Hamburgers Yelvington Rd, East Palatka 386-325-8020 PUTNAM COUNTY TEA PARTY Tues. 7 p.m.Interlachen Li brary 2 nd & 4th Mon. 6:30 p.m. American Legion off Crill Ave. SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 p.m. CCJSHS, Media Center 386-698-1629 W elaE LA K aA D uplicateU PLICATE B ridR ID G eE F riday, 10 a.m. Welaka Womans Club 386-467-8472 Lessons Available SOUTH PUTNAM WOMANS CLUB 3rd Mon. 6:30 p.m. Culver Room Crescent City Public Library 386-698-3556 ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH CARD PARTY 3rd Thurs. 10 p.m. $4 Lunch Hwy 20 Interlachen SUNDAY DINNER 1st & 2nd Sun. 11:30 a.m. Bass Capital Shrine Club 386-467-3102 THE HEART OF PUTNAM COALITION 3rd Thurs. 11 a.m. Palatka Christian Service Center 820 Reid St Palatka 386-328-0984 US COAST G G U ARD AUXILIARY MEETIN GG 3 rd Thurs. 7 p.m. Men & Women needed to assist w/ homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall SR 100 & Palm Ave Palatka 684-6543 US VETERANS POST 104 Mon. One Pot Meal Tues. 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 7 p.m. Dart League Wed. All Day Free Pool Thurs. 5 p.m. Kitchen opens 6 p.m. Bingo State Rd 19 Palatka 386-328-9133 VFW POST 3349 Mon. & Wed. 10 am 1 pm Selling Sandwiches Tue. 6 p.m. Bingo Wed. 1 p.m. Veterans Rd Tbl 2nd Fri. 6 p.m. Steak Night 3201 Reid St, Palatka 386-328-2863 INTERLACHEN BABE RUTH LEA GG UE MEETIN GG S 3 rd Thurs. 7 p.m. Lions Club Interlachen BEE KK E EPERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY 3rd Tues. 5:30 p.m. Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie 684-0902 / 904-692-4238 Beekeepersofputnamcounty. org CRESCENT CITY YACHT CLUB At 3 Bananas 11 S Lake St, Crescent City 2nd Fri. 7 p.m. SOUTH PUTNAM ANIMAL NETWOR KK First Tuesday Meeting location: Crescent City Government Building (rear entrance/parking) P.O. Box 425, Crescent City Time: 6pm 386-463-2077 spanfoster@aol.com 501CRIVER PAR KK NEI GG H BORHOOD WATCHMeets 2nd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at River Park Civic Center on 309, Fruitlandstruggling 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 screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon can help y ou take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today f or free screenings or referrals 1-800-431-1754. Meetings:Mon. and Wed at 7 p.m. at Grace Fellowship in Palatka & Friday at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Crescent City.ASSISTANCE FOR FLORIDA SERVICES Tues. 10 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church 204 State Rd 26 Melrose 24 Hr. Hot-line 352-475-2177 CELEBRATE RECOVERY at. 7:15 p.m. Dunns Creek Baptist Church 386-328-8650PALS(People Adjusting to Limited Sight) PALS is no longer holding meetings. LEE CONLEE HOUSE Victim Advocate available in Crescent City by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call 386-546-7675 24 hr hotline 386-325-3141 or 1-800-500-1119 QUIVANNO PROBIOTICS WOR KK S HOP 3rd Mon. 5:30 p.m. Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic 905 St. Johns Ave, Palatka SENIOR FRIENDS CENTERMon. 11 a.m. Yoga Tues. 1 3 p.m. Bingo Wed. 12-3 p.m. Card Games Fri. 1 3 p.m. Bingo 3rd Thursday Covered Dinner First Friday Fun Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Butler Bldg Conf. Room Putnam Community Medical Center 611 Zeagler Dr Palatka 386-328-3986STRO KK E S URVIVORS OF PALAT KK A M on. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes Roger 386-916-9530 TAI CHI CLASS Tues. 6 p.m. Georgetown Community Center 386-467-7204 THE ED GG A R JOHNSON SENIOR CENTER Tues. 10 a.m. Seniors vs Crime Wed .1:30 p.m. Cane Fu Les sons W ed. 12:30 Paint Class $7 mo. Call 386-329-0469 TOPS FLORIDA #435 Welaka Tues. 9 a.m. First Baptist Church of Welaka C. R. 309 -386-467-8935 VIOLENCE INTERVENTION & PREVENTION PRO GG R AM Putnam County Health Department 2801 Kennedy St, Palatka 386-326-3200 24 Hour Helping for Sexual Violence/Abuse 386-983-1358 tial A L ADIES AROUND THE LA KK E MEETIN GG 1 st & 3rd Tues. 10 a.m. Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center 114 Saratoga St, Florahome AMERICAN LE GG I ON POST 45 Sat. All you can eat breakfast 8 am 11 a.m. Cost is $7, Palatka AMERICAN LE GG I ON POST 293 Sun. 5:30 p.m. Bingo 1st Mon. 6:30 p.m. Dinner Meeting 3rd Mon. 6:30 p.m. Bring dish or $2 Wed. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Lunch Wed. 12:30 p.m. Bingo 4th Sat. 6:30 pm Aux. Scholar ship Dinner I nterlachen 386-684-2188 AZALEA CITY COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Corner Lemon and Main. be hind Howe Methodist Church C rescent City S.A.F.E. of Putnam County Adoptions by Appointment Only 112 Normal St. Hollister 904-325-0196 or 904-4600556 www.safe-pet-rescue-fl.com S.A.F.E. of Putnam County Thrift Store 819 S Moody Road Palatka Mon 12-5 p.m. Tues-Th 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MT. CARMEL COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER INC. Mon. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 400 East Oak St, Palatka 386-937-2447 / 916-9556 PALAT KK A C HRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 2600 Peters St. Palatka 386-328-0984 SECOND TIME AROUND SHOP Tues. 12-4, Thurs. 8-12 Community United Methodist Church 126 Highlands Ave, Lake Como SOUTH PUTNAM CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER T ues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 219 N. Summit St.Crescent City 386698-1944 THRIFT STORE Mon. & Thurs. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue Downtown Crescent City PUTNAM COUNTY HOME COMMUNITY EDUCATORS (HCE) 2nd Wed. Ag. Building 111 Yelvington Rd., E. Pal. Call Mary Ellen Clifton 386-649-8856 PUTNAM COUNTY MEDICAL MISSION Free Medical Care for Uninsured1st Three Friday/mo 408Summit St. Crescent City 4th Wed. for Diabetics 114 Amos Rd-Crescent City 1st & 3rd Thurs College Park Baptist Church 386-269-9786 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Mon. 7 p.m. Church of the Holy Comforter 223 N. Summit St. Crescent City 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONY MOUS A N EW LIFE G G R OUP Tues. 7 p.m. Church of the Holy Comforter 223 N. Summit St. Crescent 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS LIBERTY G G R OUP Wed. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 301 Cypress Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION G G R OUP Thur. 7 p.m. Church of the Holy Comforter 223 N. Summit St. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Fri. 6 p.m. Lake Como Community Center, Highland Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS C elebrationE LEBRATION G Group ROUP S at. 4 p.m. Howe Memorial Church 252 S. Summit St., 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ADDICTION COUNSELIN GG I f you know anyone who is HEALTH AND SUPPORT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCRUISERS Every 4th Sat. 5-8 p.m. 900 Block, St. Johns Ave Palatka B assA SS C apitalA PITAL VFW P ostO ST 10177 3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Meets at F.O.E. Eagles 110Shrine Club Rd Lake ComoBOY SCOUTS TROOP #957 CUB SCOUTS PAC KK 957 Boy Scouts Wed 6 p.m. Cub Scouts 2nd & 4th Wed 4 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2376 S US Highway 17 Crescent City 307-413-7723CREATE! ARTISTS GG U ILD OF NORTH FLORIDA 4th Sat. 10:30 a.m. Larimer Art Center 216 Reid St. Palatka CRESCENT CITY MOOSE LOD GG E U S 17 South Crescent City 386-649-0745CRESCENT CITY ROTARY CLUB Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the home of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 110 Shrine Club Road Lake Como FRATERNAL ORDER OF EA GG LES INTERLACHEN Weekdays 4 p.m. Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers Tues. 7 p.m. Bingo State Rd 20 Interlachen 386-684-3252FRATERNAL ORDER OF EA GG L ES 4355 Sat. 8 p.m. Band Sun. 4 p.m. Karaoke Mon. 7:30 p.m. Darts Tues. & Wed. 1 p.m. Pinochle Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bingo Wed. 5 p.m. Tacos Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke 110 Shrine Club Rd, Lake ComoF ruitlandRUITLAND P eninsulaE NINSULA H istorical ISTORICAL S ocietyO CIETY 3 rd Tues. 7 p.m. Culver Rm., Crescent City Library 386-698-1870 GG IR L SCOUTS For girls grades 4-12 Bi-weekly on Tues Howe Memorial Church Crescent City 386-916-2176HISTORIC CENTRAL ACADEMY 3rd Mon. 5:30 p.m. Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTERLACHEN LIONS CLUB 1st & 3rd Tues. 7 p.m. 202 Prospect Ave Interlachen 386-684-2188 PUTNAM REPUBLICAN CLUB Meets 2nd Tues. at 6 p.m. at Beef O Bradys 386-643-2808 putnamrepublicanclub.weebly. com PALAT KK A DUPLICATE BRID GG E CLUB Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch 521 South 13th St Palatka 386-328-0263 CRESCENT CITY DUPLICATE BRID GG E C LUB Wed. 9:30 a.m. 604 N. Summit St.-Crescent City Lessons Available 386-698-4496 PALAT KK A K K I WANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALAT KK A N EW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River Palatka P omonaO MONA P arA R K N ei EI G hborhoodH BORHOOD W atchA TCH 2 nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALAT KK A L IONS SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS SUDOKU SOLUTION CROSSWORD SOLUTION Be listening for your chance to win tickets to see Alabama in concert at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia! Listen to win at 1260 AM WIYD, and 800 AM and 98.3 FM WPLK! The concert is May 19th.

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Ransomware, spearphishing, trustjacking, crypto jacking, every time you turn on the news, it seems like theres a new form of cyber attack with a strange new name to go with it. However, under standing what the term means and how it can impact you is important. Knowing what kind of threats you may encounter will help you to take as many preventive steps as possible. Only a couple of years ago, security researchers at Proofpoint designated a new form of attack called angler phishing that could potentially affect anyone. Named for the far-from-adorable anglerfish that attracts its prey with a lure that grows from its head (remember Finding Nemo?), an angler phish attack occurs via social media when scammers spoof a well-known companys customer service account. They lure in unsuspecting victims by pretending to be helpful, supportive agents of the company. It might not sound like the most effective way to trick someone into handing over access to their personal data, money or computer, but the most recent report shows that this type of tactic is responsible for about 55 percent of the social media spoofing attacks. These attacks are actually very simple. Scammers create a fake account on a site like Twitter, such as @AmazonHelp$, instead of the genuine customer service account. They wait for a Twitter user to send out a seemingly harmless but obviously irritated message, such as, Ugh! Cant believe Amazon still hasnt delivered my package! The scam account is set up to automatically respond to any message with Amazon in it. The fake account responds with something professional sounding, like, Sor ry to hear about your package. Click the link below to talk to an agent. The problem is the link actually installs a virus on the users computer. If your tech skills are strong enough, you can spot a faked customer service account. Depending on the platform youre using, you can look back at the accounts posts and see a pattern. A strange number of posts would also be an indication that this may not be a real account. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is avoiding the temptation to click a link. Sure, it might be a convenient way to resolve an issue, but its just as likely to be a scam attempt. To be certain that youre only dealing with legitimate company resources, go directly to the business website and locate the customer service center. You can avoid copycats and scammers by only communicating with the actual site. May 9, 2018 B3 Angler Phishing Attacks on the Rise The Courier Journal invites members of the community to join us in saluting this years graduating class. A special section will be part of the May 23 issue that will include the photo of each member of the class of 2018. Copy Deadline is 10 a.m. May 14.Join us in a salute to theTo place your ad in this special section, call 386-698-1644 No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about break ing down and needing a tow, but a little pr eparation can make a big difference. According to the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the num ber-one reason for a slow or delayed towing company response is the considerable time it sometimes takes for the towboat captain to seek and find the disabled recreational boat on the water. Un like drivers on a road or highway, many boaters are simply unsure of their exact location. However, the proliferation of cell phones and impr ovements in cell service over the last decade means that most anyone can use a phone to pin point their location and also r each a dis patch center. A phone app, such a s the one devel oped by BoatUS, al lows boat owners to pr e-program information about their boat. When they use the app to call for help with a dead battery or a tow home, the call goes to the dispatch center and imme diately provides the boats details along with the latitude, lon gitude, and boaters emer gency contact in formation to the dis patcher, speeding a r esponse. The free app from BoatUS, available at BoatUS.com/ app, also provides information about tides, weather, and wind. Boaters with out the app can use their phones to call the BoatUS 24/7 Dispatch Center at 1-800-391-4869. Boat owners can also be proactive and save money by signing up for an on-water tow ing plan at the start of the season. In addition to having a towing ser vice, boaters should be pr epared to keep themselves and any passengers safe if their boat is disabled. Key tips to keep in mind include: Be safe. In life-threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately or use VHF radio channel 16. Know the location of your boats safety gear and first aid kit. Be leak-savvy. If you run aground, immediately look for water intrusion and provide a life jacket for each passenger not already wearing one. Be seen. For safe ty and visibility in the dark, be sur e all of your boats navigation and anchor lights ar e working. For more tips and information about what to do if you need onwater assistance, visit BoatUS.com/T owing or call 800-283-2883. Special to the Courier Journal If Youre Stuck at Sea, Theres An App for That Special to the Courier Journal

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Flor ida Forest Service are ur ging the public to be careful with fire and all potential heat sources due to increased wildfir e danger levels in South Florida and throughout the state. Last week, 56 wildfires burned 3,780 acres, including the 600-acre Micco Scrub Fire that shut down I-95 for sev eral hours due to smoke and low visibility. Our wildland fire fighters will likely battle a steady increase of wildfir es in the coming weeks as the dry and windy conditions con tinue, said Commis sioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. Citizens can do their part by keeping pr eventable human-caused wild fires at bay and prepar ing their families and homes for wildfir e. Since January, ap proximately 1,325 wildfir es have burned 74,427 acres in Florida. Motorists in wildfire-affected areas should ex ercise extreme caution. T o access real-time prescribed burn and wildfire conditions, Floridians can download the FLBurnTools app in Apples App Store or on Google Play. When citizens are careful with fire, they are doing more than just protecting them selves and their prop erty, said Jim Karels, State For ester and Di rector of the Florida F orest Service. They are helping to protect the lives of Floridas wildland firefighters and first responders. The Florida Forest Service urges residents to be cautious and to remember the follow ing: Develop and imple ment a family wildfire action plan; Call 911 or a local Florida Forest Service field unit office immediately in the event of a wildfir e; Obey Floridas outdoor burning laws; Never burn on windy days; Always keep a water source and suppres sion tools on hand when bur ning yard de bris; Never leave an outdoor fir e or hot grill unattended; and A void parking vehicles on dry grass. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con sumer Services, man ages more than 1 million acres of state for ests and provides for est management assis tance on more than 17 million acr es of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Ser vice is also responsible for pr otecting homes, forestland and natu ral resources from the devastating ef fects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForest Service.com.Historic Preservation Month is celebrated nationally each year in May to recognize the importance of pre serving historic re sources and their significance to local communities. Throughout the month, the Florida Department of State joins efforts led by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness of historic preservation in Florida. Florida has a long and rich history, and our historic places come in many forms, said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. You might be surprised at the unique and inter esting sites found in your community so I encourage all Floridi ans to get out and explore our states many historic places during Historic Pr eservation Month. The Florida Division of Historical Resourc es (DHR) works yearr ound to protect and promote Floridas historic places. Historic pr eservation improves our quality of life and contributes to our understanding of each other and the diverse heritage of our state. Pr eservation of histor ic sites and proper ties benefits Floridas economy, attracting visitors from across the nation and around the world. During the month of May, special events will be held at his toric sites throughout the state with oppor tunities to participate in activities and pr ograms that celebrate historic pr eservation efforts in Florida. This year, the DHR is host ing contests on Facebook and Instagram for Historic Pr eservation Month. Thr oughout May, the DHR will host a pho to contest on its In stagram Page. Insta grammers are invited to post a photo of a historic site in Flori da with the hashtag # FLheritage. Partici pants must also fol low the DHR Insta gram page @FLheri tage and should encourage their friends to like and shar e their posts. The DHR will select the top three entries with the most likes received between May 1 and May 31. Winners will receive a prize package of Florida historic recordings, books and materials. Ther e is no limit on the amount of entries that can be submitted. The DHR will also feature contests on its Facebook page throughout May to highlight National Historic Landmarks and National Register properties in Florida. Prizes will be awarded each week to randomly selected individuals who corr ectly identify the historic site featured in each contest. A calendar of events and pr ograms taking place throughout the state during Historic Preservation Month is available on the DHR Historic Preservation Month webpage at http://dos.myflori da.com/historical/ explore/preservation month. For more information on Historic Pr eservation Month, please visit the Na tional Trust for Historic Preservations website at www.sav ingplaces.org. Iron Man from page A1 B4 Special to the Courier Journal Special to the Courier Journal CROSSWORD PUZZLESolution is on B2. SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Celebrate Historic Preservation Month Be Wary of Increased Wildfire Activity r fnt rf nt b b b b b SIZE ALTS NOTES COLOR USEb r TEAMrfntbbb fbtt bbf bb rfr f btr rfntb nnrttr Dont Wait. Communicate.Make your emergency plan today.Visit Ready.gov/communicate ADC29448_11.5x10.5_Newspaper_NATFlood_Eng.indd 1 9/24/15 1:30 PM

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Plaintif f, vs. MAR VEN MITCH CARTER a/k/a MITCH CARTER Defendant. ____________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2018 in Case No. 16-CC-0820 of the County Court in and for Putnam County, Florida, wherein RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, is Plaintiff, and MARVEN MITCH CARTER a/k/a MITCH CARTER, is Defendant, Tim Smith, the Clerk of Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. by electronic sale at www.putnam.realforeclosure.com, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on May 24, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Description of Lot 10, Block 2, Port Buena Vista, an unrecorded subdivision. A tract of land situated in Lot 3, Buena Vista Subdivision, as recorded in Map Book 1, Page 85 and 86 of the Public Records of Putnam County, Florida and more particularly described as follows: From the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of the old Palatka to Federal Point County Road with the Easterly line of said Lot 3, Buena Vista Subdivision, bear South 40 West along the said Northerly right-of-way line a distance of 231.51 feet to the Westerly line of said Lot 3. Thence North 22 West along the Westerly line of said Lot 3 a distance of 1611.55 feet; thence North 69 East a distance of 57.81 feet to the Point of Beginning of this description. Thence North 20 West, a distance of 92.50 feet, thence North 6952 East, a distance of 77.92 feet; thence South 20 East, a distance of 92.50 feet; thence South 69 West, a distance of 78.84 feet to the Point of Beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that part thereof lying within that Records Book 278, Page 165. TOGETHER WITH the right of ingress and egress over those Records Book 270, Page 165 of the Public Records of Putnam County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens ter the sale. DATED this 4th Day of May, 2018. /s/ WILLIAM JEFF EARNSHAW WILLIAM JEFF EARNSHA W, ESQ. Florida Bar No.: 12672 EARNSHAW LAW OFFICE, PLLC PO Box 3666 St. Augustine, Florida 32085 Tel: (904) 209-4969 Fax: (904) 395-9175 jearnshaw@earnshaw-law.com Attorney for Plaintif f IMPOR TANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Court Administration, 125 E. Orange Ave., Suite 300, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114, (386) 257-6096, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 5/9-5/16/18 TOGETHER WITH a 2003 SCHULTZ Double Wide Mobile Home; I.D. Numbers: HIGA20K04479A and HiGA20K04479B, Title Numbers 100216533 and 100216687, which titles have been retired. DATED: April 18, 2018. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. KEY LAW OFFICES, P.A. By: /s/ John Key John Key, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0136425 415 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 2 Palatka, FL 32177 386-385-3646 386-385-3644 fax jk@johnkey.com email If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, 125 E. Orange Ave., Ste 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, (386) 257-6096, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon time before the appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. THESE ARE NOT COURT INFORMATION NUMBERS. 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SOMMONS HAULING & TOW SERVICE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 7:00 am at 1975 STATE ROAD 20, HAWTHORNE, FL 32640-5341, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SOMMONS HAULING & TOW SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 19UUA56882A021377 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.2G1WX12KXY9230519 2000 CHEV 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1FTDX1769VKA70766 1997 FORD 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1B3ES56C95D126048 2005 DODG 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.2G4WS52M0X1609567 1999 BUIC 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1HGCM56156A072671 2006 HOND 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1N4AB41DXSC7170505 1995 NISS 5/9/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.ZACCJAAB1HPF82213 2017 JEEP 5/9/18 REPO DOUBLE WIDES & SINGLE WIDES. $18 ,500 (or best offer), delivered nancing available. 3 86-312-6363. TFN TOOL ESTATE + 104 Taylor Fury Rd off Lake Como Rd, Pomona Park. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun, May 1213. Barn full of tools, Kenmore Elite washer/ dryer, Coachman Motor Home, BMW motorcy cle, computers, guns, h ardware, other un usual items. Photos at w ww.auctioncity.us or call 386-255-9191. 5/9 FREE three male cats (brothers). 1.5 years have had shots. Great outdoor mousers. All three are friendly. Two would be great as in door cats. The third l oves being outside. Call 386-467-9580. TFN CRESCENT LAKE APTS now accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rental Assistance available to those who qualify. call Gail at 386-6982205 840 Oakwood St. Crescent City. We are an Equal Housing Op portunity Provider and E mployer. TDD 711. This Institution is an Equal Oppor tunity Provider. O AKWOOD GROVE APTS -1 BR $576/ month, 2 BR $638/ month & 3 BR $672/ month apartments. Sec tion 8 accepted. Central h eat/air, carpet, blinds, laundry on site. Rent al assistance available f or those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386-6982513 TDD 1800-9558771. 629 Gumby Court in Crescent City. Equal Housing Opportuni ty. This institution is an eq ual opportunity pro vider & employer. TFN NEW HOPE VILLAS APARTMENTS FARM WORKERS 100 New Hope Ave STE A, Se ville, FL 32190. 2BR $ 606/month, 3BR $666/ month, 4BR $701/ month. Rental assis tance available for t hose who qualify. Now accepting Section 8 Call Patty at 386-7490075. Currently run ning rent special. This i nstitution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR TUNITY TDD PHONE 1 -800-955-8771 TFN LAKEVIEW GROVE APTS. 62 or older, dis abled or handicapped r egardless of age, with or without children. 1 BR 502/month & 2 BR $612/month. Central heat/air, blinds. Sec tion 8 accepted. Rent al assistance may be a vailable for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386698-2513. TTD 1-800955-8771. 629 Gunby Court in Crescent City. Equal Housing Oppor tunity. This institution is a n equal opportunity pro vider & employer. TFN $ 99,500 No bank nance. 4/2 1456sf 1ac f ncd. Any credit works 4u. 386-243-4800. 5/9 LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-CA422 DIVISION: 53 THE LESTER LEGACY LLC, Plaintif f, vs. PHILLIP PAUL BRAGG, LAURA AMMIE BRAGG, PUTNAM COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP., and any unknown heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through or under PHILLIP PAUL BRAGG, LAURA AMMIE BRAGG, PUTNAM COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, or CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP., Defendants. _____________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 16, 2018, in the above-styled civil action of the Circuit Court in and for Putnam County, Florida, in which PHILLIP PAUL BRAGG and LAURA AMMIE BRAGG, PUTNAM COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP are defendants and THE LESTER LEGACY LLC is the plaintiff, the Clerk of the Court of Putnam County, Florida will sell to the highest bidder for cash online via the Internet at www.Putnam. realforeclose.com, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on May 22, 2018, the following described real property set forth in the Final Judgment: Tract 7-B Part of the East 1/2 of Section 15, Township 6 South, Range 24 East, Putnam County, Florida, described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest corner of Lakeside Hills Section 4A, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 156, of the Public Records of said county, also being the Northwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/2 of said Section 15; thence South 89 degrees 30 minutes 38 seconds West along the South line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 15, 572 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 degrees 30 minutes 38 seconds West on the last described line, 360 feet, thence North 0 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds West, 603.95 feet; thence North 89 degrees 30 minutes 38 seconds East, parallel with the said South line of Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, a distance of 361.25 feet; thence South 0 degrees 25 minutes 33 seconds East, parallel with the West line of Lakeside Hills Section 3, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 128 of said public records, 603.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH an easement for ingress and egress across, a part of the East 1/2 of Section 15, Township 8 South Range 24 East, Putnam County, Florida, described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest corner of Lakeside Hills Section 4A as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 156 of the Public Records of said county, also being the Northwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 15, thence South 89 degrees 30 minutes 35 seconds West along the South line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15, 572 feet, thence run North 0 degrees 25 minutes 33 seconds West, 603.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0 degrees 25 minutes 33 seconds West, to the Southerly Right-of-Way line of Bellamy Road as established for a width of 66 feet; thence South 79 degrees 25 minutes 38 seconds West, 30.48 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 25 minutes 33 seconds East, 671 97 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 30 minutes 38 seconds East, paral lel with the South line of Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 15, a distance of 30.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.CLASSIFIEDS Real Estate For Sale Pets B5 Buildings For Sale/Rent Reduced Security Deposit Amounts!!!1&2 Bedroom Apartments Special Tax Credit Rent Quiet and Peaceful Community for Adults 62 years and Older or Disabled Persons Welcome Home to Sugar Mill Woods 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Reduced Security Deposits Special Tax Credit Rent Rental Assistance When Available One-Story Design Active Community Room On-site Laundry One-Story Design 570 3rd Avenue Welaka, FL 32193386-467-8444Office Open Tuesday and ThursdayCome join us and love where you live!This is an equal opportunity housing provider. Real Estate For Rent Community Sales SERVICE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONINGService In Hours Not Days.100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED CHECK US ON THE WEB: WWW.SOUTHERNAIR.NET STATE LICENSE CAC058634 3849 Reid St. Palatka Recommended for Decades ANY TIME ANY KIND ANY SERVICEBefore You Fix It Or Buy It,Call 328-3212Mikes AluminumQuality Material and Installation Mike Bottelman, Owner386-649-5374 RX#0066577 CONSTRUCTION MEDICAL NORTH FLORIDA SERVICESPROPANE & NATURAL GAS PIPING AND APPLIANCE INSTALLATION35 Yrs Local Experience Specialties: Tankless Water Heaters and Gas Logs 386-559-0071 G AS APPLIANCES PET SERVICES ELECTRICIAN Trent Electric Inc.30+ Years ExperienceEC 0002532Commercial ResidentialLocated in Crescent City 386-698-4777 Cell: 321-229-1241jjhoffman@gmail.com Crescent City Located in Crescent City 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 386-698-4777 ANDPEST CONTROL, INC.(386) 698-BUGSKelvin L. HaireManagerP.O. Box 2 241 S. Summit St. Crescent City, FL 32112 PEST CONTROL CLEANING SERVICES Durable Medical EquipmentNEW LOCATION 120 N. 9th St. Palatka 386-325-2096 Fax: 386-326-0404 Free Local Delivery No Long Waits FENCING Advertise Here 1 in. Ad $5/weekWith a month commitmentCall 698-1644 Crescent City Kennel Inc. 1952 S. US Hwy 17 Crescent City www.cckennel.us386-698-2777 Fix-It ServicesWindows Screens-Pressure Washing Painting, Etc.904-540-2381 Business ID #100597 Lowman Fence CompanyFor all of your Fencing needs386-328-3778Residential & Commercial Advertise Here 3 in. Ad $15/weekWith a month commit mentCall 698-1644 Advertise Here 2 in. Ad $10/weekWith a month commitmentCall 698-1644 Reduced Rent Amounts!!!2 Bedroom: $460!! 3 Bedroom: $500!! 4 Bedroom: $540!! Smith Thomas Court Apartments849 Bay Lane Crescent City, FL 321122, 3 and 4 BRs Move-in Special & Rental Assist. May Be Available 386-698-4300 Equal Housing Provider Legal Notices Real Estate For Rent Legal Notices INDEX AND INFORMATION DEADLINE: 10 A.M. Monday Prior to Wednesdays Publication Day (EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS) CHECK YOUR AD for errors the first day. Lake Street Publishing Company will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion and to no greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors of omission of copy. Lake Street Publishing Company re-serves the right to correctly classify, delete objectionable words, phrases or refuse any advertisement. PAID CLASSIFIEDSFIRST 20 WORDS FOR 5 25 CENTS EACH Buy 3, Get One FREEIn the following categories: Announcements, Garage Sales, Employment, Pets, Recreational, Agricultural, Merchandise and Transportation. 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Catalog and photos available at www.moecker auctions.com Bankruptcy Case #18-12247-BKC-RBR Preview: Day of sale 9 AM to 11 AM | 10%-13% BP | $100 refundable cash deposit to register. (800) 840-BIDS | info@moeckerauctions.com AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Ru bin. Help Wanted Installer/Carpenter. Experi enced or we will train. Must be good with your hands. Possibility of some fun trav el. Great Company. Growth Opportunities. Aaron 770406-8175 LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 23, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1J4FA49S61P361657 2001 JEP 5/9/18PUBLIC NOTICETOWN OF POMONA PARK ALL CANDIDATES MUST FILE WITH THE TOWN OF POMONA PARK. Candidates must live inside the Town Limits of Pomona Park. OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION: Mayor: Two (2) Year Term Council Seat #1: Four (4) Year Term Council Seat #2: Four (4) Year Term Council Seat #3: Four (4) Year Term Council Seat #5: Two (2) Year Term QUALIFYING DATES: 12:00PM. NOON, JUNE 18, 2018 THROUGH 12:00PM, NOON, JUNE 22, 2018 Early voting Begins: October 25, 2018 Early Voting Ends: November 3, 2018 Early Voting will be in Palatka and Crescent City. The election will be held at the Pomona Park Community Center, Precinct No. 6. The voting poll will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the November 6, 2018 General Election. For more information, please call 386-649-4902. 5/9/18PUBLIC NOTICETOWN OF POMONA PARK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VP 2018-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Pomona Park Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:00pm or soon thereafter, to consider a Variance Petition for 332 W. Main., Parcel #32-11-27-0170-0170-0043. The hearing will be held in the Town Hall at: Town of Pomona Park Town Hall, 1775 Hwy. 17, Pomona Park, Fl. 32181 The Petition is available for public inspection during normal business hours: 8:00am 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at Town Hall, 1775 Hwy. 17, Pomona Park, Fl. 32181. The public is invited to attend and is welcome to make comments during the Public Hearing. Pursuant to Florida Statute, Section .0105, Florida Statutes, if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the public meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodations to participate in the proceedings should call the Town of Pomona Park at 386.649.4902 no proceeding for assistance. Town of Pomona Park, Fl. ms/Joan OConnor Town Clerk 5/9/18 LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE #: 2018-CA-130 FREEMATH WORLDWIDE INVESTMENTS LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. SANDI EAST, MCKINNON FURNITURE, INC. SARASOTA CCM INC., MICHAEL G. SIMPSON & OLA JEAN SIMPSON JOINT TRUST date November 25, 1992, the unknown heirs of WILLIAM BUTLIN AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY THROUGH OR UNDER THE NAMED DEFENDANTS. Defendants. ___________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SANDI EAST, MCKINNON FURNITURE, INC. SARASOTA CCM INC., MICHAEL G. SIMPSON & OLA JEAN SIMPSON JOINT TRUST date November 25, 1992, the unknown heirs of WILLIAM BUTLIN AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY THROUGH OR UNDER THE NAMED DEFENDANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Quiet a Tax Deed you are required to serve a copy of your answer on the Plaintiffs attorney, Kevin R. Monahan, whose address is 310 St. Johns Avenue, the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before the 25th day of JUNE, 2018 if you fail to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you. DATED this 2nd day of May, 2018. (SEAL) TIM SMITH As Clerk of the Court /s/ Lee Veronica Reyes As Deputy Clerk 5/16-5/23/18LEGAL NOTICEIN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 16-CC-0820 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC., Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices