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James United Method ist Church of downtown P alatka will be hosting the one of, if not, the biggest single Fire Sale (rummage sale) in the history of Putnam Coun ty on Saturday, May 19 f rom 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Church is located at 400 Reid Street, across from the Putnam County Courthouse. Staffed by more than 50 people the church has collect thousands of clean, usable items throughout the year from clothes and accessories to furniture, electronics, appliances, sports equip ment, decor, household g oods, kitchen needs and those unusual items that cannot be explained. Open to everyone the sale takes up the entire fellowship hall, class rooms, hallways, and t wo parking lots. The greatest feature about this sale is that volunteers are not al lowed to purchase early. I t is a non-picked over sale. Rummage is a year long event at St. James. I t takes many hours of volunteer work by lots of people to make it such a great success. Started to pay the City of Palatka Fire Fee for St. James, this will be our third year. Part of the funds from this years sale will be direct ed to helping grow the y outh outreach to our community. In addition, there will be a Rib Sale. Slabs may be reserved or purchased for $17 and picked up the day of sale. Last year was a sell out at 300 slabs. A new feature this year will be our boutique area. It will open on Fri day night, May 18, from 5 :30 to 8:30 p.m. For an admission fee of $3 you will have rst pick on the items for sale in the boutique area. The main sale and the boutique will open on Saturday at 7 a.m. St. James is locat ed at 400 Reid Street in D owntown Palatka. For more information please call 386-983-4897. 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 7 p.m. 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 18. 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 19 from Silver Lake Drive to County Road 310 Daytime lane closures Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to replace pavement markings. U.S. 17 from County Road 309B to the Crescent City line Daytime lane closures Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to replace pavement markings. U.S. 17 at the Me morial Bridge Daytime lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.If you bought a tickets for the play Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett, dont forget it will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Pomona Park Community Center at 7 p.m. Tickets have reportedly sold out, but give Mindy Estep a call to make sure at 386-649-9783. Tickets are $25 and must be pre-ordered. Photos special to the Courier Journal Student of the Month Awards for the month of May were presented on Thursday, May 10 at the City of Crescent City Commissioners meet ing. Malaya Sharper (center, photo top left) and D arwin Vazquez (center, photo top right) were both presented student of the month for Mid dleton Burney Elementary School. Marion June ( center, photo left) was presented student of the month for George C. Miller Middle School. The 3rd Friday Night at Gem City Cottage on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. will be featuring a local book author Bob H. Lee for book signings of his books Backcountry Lawman and Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases. There will also be local music by The Mango Summers Band starring John and Pat Hain. Free to public with entertainment and refreshments. Wine and beer are extra. Sponsored in part by the Mariners Museum, which will also be having their grand opening at 105 Third Street next door. For more information call 386-530-2115. Fruitland Historical Society Volunteer Orientation Third Friday at Gem CityThe Rotary of Crescent City will be hosting a fish fry fundraiser on Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crescent City High School located on 2201 US-17 in Crescent City. The proceeds will go to the new floor for the high school gym. Dinners are $10 and include fish fillet, coleslaw, french fries, and hush puppies. Fish sandwiches are $5. Come have some great fish for a good cause. Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Rotary Fish FryHospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, licensed 1985, will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers in Palatka on Thursday, May 17, at 320 Zeagler Drive, Suite 101. For more details or to choose your time slot and reserve your space, or to select a date that better fits your schedule, call the Volunteer Department at 386-530-4600 or 866-6420962 toll free. Dinner Theater Scout ReportPack 957 sings Eight Apples.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 Special to theCourier Journal Chili Cook-Off FundraiserThere will be a Chili Cook-Off, Dessert Competition and Tricky Tray (Chinese Auction) Fundraiser on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion in Palatka. Each dish entry is $5 and Tricky Tray tickets are 10 for $3. Prize drawings and competition winners will be announced starting at 8 p.m. All proceeds go to the Venturing Scouts Crew 45 for their trip to West Virginia to attend a leadership training and summer camp. For more information contact Heather at 386-336-7560. (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 CountyWhats Going On?Who are these girls and what did they win?Page A3 Church Fire Sale St. James United Methodist Church Holds Annual Fund RaiserState SymbolsWhat are some known and little known state symbols?Page B1 Photo special to the Courier Journal On Friday, May 11 a group of eighth grade students from George C. Miller Middle School took a orientation tour of Crescent City High School in preparation for next year when the students become ninth grade freshman Raid ers. Next years ninth grade class will go on to become the Cres cent City high School graduating class of 2022. Headed to Crescent City High School May Student of the Month Awards Fundraiser for New Gym Floor at CCHS Photos by Mike Jones The Rotary Club of Cres cent City is holding a Fish Fry Fundraiser to help pay for the new gym oor (photo right) that has been installed at Crescent City High School. This is the rst time the oor has been replaced and $10,000 is still need to nish paying for it. The Fish Fry will be at the high school on Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for the yellow yer in this edition of the Courier Jour nal for more information and your pre-order form. State Symbols State Symbols What are some known What are some known and little known and little known state symbols? state symbols? What are some known What are some known and little known and little known state symbols? state symbols? Scout Report Scout Report Pack 957 sings Pack 957 sings Eight Apples. Eight Apples. Page A4 Page A4 Whats Going On? Whats Going On? Who are these girls Who are these girls and what did they and what did they Whats Going On? Whats Going On? Who are these girls Who are these girls and what did they and what did they Scout Report Scout Report Pack 957 sings Pack 957 sings Scout Report Scout Report Pack 957 sings Pack 957 sings

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Six-year-old Emily showed up at our house because she was hungry and didnt know where else to go. Her stepfather had told her to always be out of the house before daylight and to never come home before dark. From then on, through that summer, she showed up for breakfast by 6:30, and was waiting when Henton, the young man I worked with, and I came home for lunch or dinner. I always made lots of food so she would have plenty. I was 20 years old, and Emily became like a little sister. On my days off she would help me work on my bicycle. She learned the names of each wrench in my small tool set, and would happily hand them to me when I asked. One morning she came dragging a little bicycle into the driveway. A friend of mine found this bike and said I could have it, she said. Can you help me fix it? I knew that more likely her friend had stolen it, and, finding it didnt work, knew he couldnt sell it. It was kind of an ugly bike, with some painted bears on it, but, to Emily, it was the most beautiful bike in the world. I checked it out. Emily, I said, this bike is going to need two new tubes, one new tire tread, and some new pedals. I walked to the other side, It looks like it could use a new seat, and . I stopped as I caught sight of Emily and saw tears forming in her eyes. It would cost too *#&@ much to fix, huh? she asked. I looked at this sweet, rough little girl. She had little to look forward to in life. I couldnt be the one to disappoint her. You really like this bike, dont you? I asked. She nodded. Well, I suppose it wouldnt cost that much, I lied. It will just take some time. Her tears turned to a smile as she talked about how exciting it would be to have her own bike. Henton and I took her with us, and I carried the bike to a little bike shop. When Mr. Johnson, the store owner, priced all the parts I would need, I knew it was going to really be hard on my budget. Feeding Emily had more than doubled my food bill. I can buy half of them now, and the other half next month, I told him. Which ones are most important? Mr. Johnson, who was old enough to be Emilys grandfather, paused and looked at her. Arent you the little girl who is always in here looking at bikes? Emily nodded. Is this going to be your bike? Again she nodded. He smiled and turned to me, You know, the shop aint that busy right now. You just pay for half of them, Ill donate the other half, and Ill fix it up for free. I nodded my agreement, and Emily ran to him and gave him a big hug. The old man smiled. Id say a hug is darned good pay. I paid my part, and, a few days later, we took Emily to the store to pick up her bike. Her happiness was pay enough for all of us. As we left the store, Emily turned to me. Is Mr. Johnson one of the angels you told me about that God has here that helps people? I nodded. Im sure he is, Emily. There are lots of them all around us. Emily rode her bike everywhere after that, and everyone loved her and watched out for her. One Saturday, as she ate dinner with us, she was unusually quiet. Whats the matter, Emily? I asked. You go to church every Sunday and learn about God, dont you? she asked. I nodded, so she continued. Do you think God would let me come to church, too? Of course He would, I said. Why do you ask? Because I want to become an angel and help people, too, she replied You dont have to go to church to be an angel or to help people, I said. Well, I still want to go, she said, because I want to be a proper angel. I turned to Henton. I think its time we go to 423 Elm Street and have a visit with Emilys stepdad. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting June 14, 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 June 12, 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 June 5, 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. National Learn to Swim Day This little holiday was created in 2012 by Swimways, now known as Teach Me To Swim. Its main goal was to provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of water safety as well as teach both children and adults how to swim. As you may well have guessed, the best way to celebrate Learn to Swim day would be to learn to swim. It is estimated that about half of all Americans cant swim, so if you happen to be a part of this group, this day is the perfect time to change your life for the better! Dont be shy, no matter how old you are, there and millions of other people your age who cant swim either. So get a bathing suit you feel comfortable in, and make your way down to your nearest pool, and take a few lessons. Learning the basics of swimming is generally considered quite easy for most people. If you dont want to take a class from an instructor, you could always ask a friend or relative who swims well to teach you. However, it is extremely important to exercise caution at all times, and take your time practicing in shallow, relatively still water for quite some time before venturing out into less safe territory. And even when you do learn to swim well enough to feel comfortable in the water, you should never take unnecessary risks, like swimming in areas not monitored by lifeguards, disregarding warning signs, swimming under the influence of alcohol, or diving without first checking the water is at least 9-10 feet deep. You could also host a pool party or make a deal with your children that you will find the time to go swimming together at least once a week. 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 A Bicycle For A Little GirlDaris Howard Did that Come From?Brand Spanking New For those of us of a cer tain age the word brand turns our thoughts to Hollywood B-feature movies and images of cowboys branding cat tle on the open range. Thats not the origin of this phrase, but its not a million miles away in terms of meaning. A hot burned wooden stake has been called a brand since at least 950 AD. To brand means to make an indelible mark of ownership, especially with a hot stake or iron. This verb usage has been known since the Middle Ages and is clearly de rived from the earlier. The earliest citation of brand new is in John Foxes Sermons, 1570: New bodies, new minds a nd all thinges new, brande-newe. Terms that are old of ten come to us with a variety of spellings. In this case there are many variants, notable bran new, for example: John Gays, The What dye call it? a farce, 1714: Wear these Breeches Tom; theyre quite bran-new. The Times from 1788: The liquor fpoiled a bran new pair of fattin breaches. [Note that The Times persisted in printing the long form of s char acters (which resem ble the letter f with a short cross-bar) as late as 1788. This form had been commonplace in printed material until about 1780, when it went into a sudden de cline.] It is sometimes put about that brand new comes from marketing jargon, where terms like brand loyalty, etc. are commonplace. Thats about a thousand years too late as the origin, but again, it does have the same meaning as the early form. A brand in marketing terms comes from the meaning of the word as a particular class of goods, as indi cated by a trade mark. So, thats brand new; what about the double form brand spanking new? Spanking is little more than an intensifier in this phrase. The word does have a distinct meaning, unrelated to slapping with the hand, which is exceptionally large or fine; for exam ple, Fanshawes Love for Loves sake, 1666: What a spanking Lab radora! As with the spellings there are variants of the intensified form brand span new, spick and span new, etc. These citations pre-date any known version of brand spanking new: Henry Angelos Reminiscences, 1830: His feet were thrust into a bran-span new pair of fashionable pumps. The Whitby Glossary, 1855: Brandnew, Brand spandernew, fresh from the makers hands, or spic and span new. It appears that whoever coined brand spanking new did so by appropriat ing the imagery of spick and span, the rhyming of bran and span and the meaning of spank ing to produce a satisfy ing-sounding phrase with some appropriate associ ations. Whatever the in tent of the early users of the phrase it is, in Eric Partridges meaning of the term, a catchphrase, that is, it has caught on. It appears to have been coined around the turn of the 20th century and is still in common use. The earliest printed ci tation found is in a sto ry about a luckless sea captain, in Harpers New Monthly Magazine, April 1860, titled Captain Tom: A Resurrection: He had a new vessel, he had a new crew, he had brand spanking new fish-gear; but he had his old luck. From the Phase Finder: http://www.phrases.org. uk/. Did that Did that Did that Come Come Come Come From? From? From? From? rfrffnftftf bftnnffttfftfForeclosures Property Auctions Ordinances Notices to Contractors Warnings to Appear Bid Notices Hearing Notices And More!

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Congratulations Esme We are very proud of Crescent Citys retired art teacher who is having her own one-woman art show in Palatka. Esme Coward plans to unveil her lat est painting, Two Old Sol diers, and will also give a fr ee art demonstration at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 16 and 23 at the Larimer in Palatka. Esme said she would be working on some of her art and would be available to answer any questions the public might have. She said to feel free to bring your own art if you would like any input or ideas for it. She would be happy to share. The kids surprised her and Gary by coming home for her reception of her first solo gallery showing that was on May 4. Both of their children, Christie and Jon, were top scholars in the county from Cres cent City High School;. They ar e both West Point graduates. Dirk Van Lan genberg, Christies hus band, is also a graduate fr om there. Christie and Dirk have four children and live in California. Jon and his wife Elizabeth have six children and live in Tennessee. Dirk works in the aerospace industry and Jon is a financial ad visor for Edward Jones. Congratulations Esme! We are all very proud of you. GFWC Convention Four members from the Crescent City Womans Club attended the GFWC Florida Federation of Wom ans Clubs 123rd Annual Convention in Orlando last weekend. Ginny Gaf fney, Molly Morris, Carol Horner, and Club President Mindy Estep went to Or lando for the convention. The Cr escent City Club won six awards for dif ferent categories. The one that they ar e proudest of is the Community Service award for the Pink Out Putnam Cancer Drive, which involved Welaka, Palatka, and Crescent City clubs. Mindy said it will be even bigger and better next year. Closing of a Church People in the Lake Como community are devastat ed about the news that the Methodist or ganization is closing the doors to the Lake Como United Meth odist Church. A meeting was held on Thursday, May 10 for the final deci sion. Workmen were re pairing water damage get ting the building ready to sell. Farewell Pat Edwards Long time ar ea resident Pat Edwards after her hus band Norman died, she spent six months of the year in Arizona with her daughter and family. She and her service dog Riley flew back and forth each year For many years she was on the Crescent City Li brary Board and the womans club. She and 11 oth er members of the ESO Reading Club within the womans club wr ote and published a book called For All the Wrong Rea sons. Each one wrote one chapter some more than one. I enjoyed the book. My husband Nick called it a chick flick. Others were involved in the project, but many of them are gone now, Doris Cosner, Car ol Cotton, Rosemary An derson, Stephanie Butts, Mar ge Seashore, Alice Nie bur, Dorothy Love Tinseth, Frieda Garland, Kay John son, Mary Jo Kinney, and Judy Lepanto. Judy passed away befor e the book was finished. It was dedicated to her. Goodbye Pat, say hello to Judy for us. Love and prayers to the families. Teresas Moving Teresa Roddy, who owns the Spofford Complex in Lake Como is moving all the way to a lovely home on Lake Stella in Crescent City. Marie and Ed Spof ford were two of the first friends we made when we moved to Lake Como. Te resas brother Frank is the Spof fords son-in-law. Family Visit From Newburgh, New York, Anita Gilberts daughter and husband Leetha and Ted Verchielli came for a visit. They went sightseeing around the area, attended the Barbe cue Bingo at the Crescent City W omans Club and went to Garlits Auto Muse um in Ocala. This was on T eds bucket list. He really enjoyed the museum. They had a wonderful time and are planning on coming back soon. Lake Como/Pomona Park Cemetery Board The last meeting of the cemetery board for the season took place recently. The Second Time Around Thrift Shop gave the board a thousand dollars to do some renovations and for the upkeep of the ceme tery. Jerry Anderson, the tr easurer, said if anyone wanted to make contribu tions during the summer or to buy a plot to call him at 386-801-6177 or the president, Dave Donald son at 386-698-3083. The plots ar e $200 each. Its still a good buy, but when we moved here from Texas 35 years ago the spaces were $5. Dave said he has some pictures of the last cleanup and when he finds them we will print them. Thanks for the help from the volunteers. Sold Out All the tickets have been sold for the play Under standing Your Pet with Dr Marla Brett at the Pomona Park Community Center on Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. A dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the play to follow. Room capacity is 120 and tick ets were $25. Call Mindy, pr esident of the womans club, if you really want a ticket. She may have a couple she is holding for a raffle. No promises. The cast is having fun. This is the first attempt at a dinner theatre in our area. Good luck! Barbecue Bingo The Barbecue Bingo on April 28 at the Crescent City Womans Club went great. There were some lovely prizes and the pulled pork dinner was very good. Meeting With the Greats J.R. Newbold gave a very informative and excellent speech at the library on agriculture in the Putnam, Volusia, and Lake county. Thank you J.R. Newbold! MAGI Exhibition MAGI held its summer exhibition reception on Friday, April 27 at Cres cent City city hall. There ar e six local artists showing. People are welcome to stop in the administra tive office anytime during c ity hall hours Monday through Thursday. You will be impressed with the creativity that exists in South Putnam. Pomona Park Breakfast The First Saturday Mar ket and Breakfast has changed its hours. Br eakfast, beginning June 2, will have new hours start ing at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please join Pomona Parks Beautification Committee for a wonderful break fast. Choose from an ar ray of delights, French toast, pancakes, sausage and gravy, eggs benedict, different flavored break fast casseroles, plus more! Come to Pomona Parks Community Center on 200 E. Main and enjoy a won derful breakfast! Founders Day Pomona Parks Founders Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Pomona Park Community Center, 200 E. Main from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, and cake! Good Bye Ive Pomona Park is losing a loved employee of 6 years, Ive Sauls. Ive is not re tiring and probably never will. He is going to fo cus on his property and his business North Florida Services. He has truly been an asset to the T own of Pomona Park as Super visor of Maintenance. He saved the T own so much time and money by being able to do many things on his own. He and his team have done so many projects around town and will be sorely missed. The good news is the Town has promoted our newhire, Matt Caramagna to the Supervisory position. Matt is shadowing Ive un til Ives last day on May 31. If you have not met Matt yet, make a point to introduce yourself. He is as wonderful as Carl Robinson. The Town of Pomona Park wish Ive the best in his non-retirement. New Councilman Please welcome Council man Patricia Bergquist. Pat was voted in to com plete the term of vacant Council Seat #2 until elec tions. Council Seat #2 became available when they lost their Mayor John C. Bergquist, Jr. and Mayor Pro Tem, Joe Svingala took over as Mayor, leaving Seat #2 open until elections. The Council nominated and voted Pat in once she accepted the nomination. It was unanimous! She was sworn in at the May 10 Town Council and Public Meeting. A3 COMMUNITY Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.com Sold Out, Retirement, and a New Councilman 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 AGENCYCrescent City When you purchase a life insurance policy from Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company, you can know youre protecting the ones you love with a company you can trust. Protecting whats important 317 N. Summit St., 386-698-1313Crescent City Flower Shopwww.crescentcityowershop.comNothing says Spring has sprung! quite like a arrangement. Christie, Jon, Esme, Gary and Dirk visiting Esmes Art Show. Convention attendees, Molly, Ginny, Mindy, Dis trict 4 Director Theresa Crockett and Carol. Charlotte Lord with Denny Duke a clay on wood at the MAGI exhibit. The swearing in of Pat Bergquist at a Pomona Park Town Council meeting. Workers at Lake Como United Methodist Church repairing a water leak. J.R. Newbold speaking at the Crescent City Li brary. The Spoffords house on Euclid Avenue across from the post ofce. Crescent City winners of the Invention Conven tion, Merissa Veelik and Melanie Veelik. Ryan Torrens at the April 28 Meet and Greet at the Crescent City Womans Club. Anita Gilbert with her daughter and son-in-law Leetha and Ted Verchielli. Wayne Mountain Man McClintock demolishing and removing the old piano from the Pomona Park Community center.

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Hi everyone! My name is Antonio and I am reporting on the fun time we had at the Pack meeting this last week. It was great! The rst thing I got to do was to help with the ag ceremony. I car ried the American ag! W e are getting better and better at this. So we started the activity by playing games while we waited for everyone to come. Then our Cub Master took us into an other room to help us q uickly practice our skit so we didnt forget it. It was pretty funny. I will tell you about that in a minute! Anyway, we went into the meeting and had our prayer and ag cer emony. After that, the rst thing we did was the skit. Our theme for pack meeting was Lets Laugh and we had lots of participation from several of our scouts and their families. One of the girls helped us with our skit. She went running into the front of the room and shook her head and said, Oh, NO! Then I went running in and asked, Whats wrong? Whats wrong? She whispered something to me and I said, oh, NO! Several of the scouts came in and did the exact same thing as I did. When we got to the very last one and there wasnt any one else to ask what was w rong, we all looked at one another and turned to the audience, held our heads with our hands and said, Oh, NO! WE HAVE NO SKIT! Every one started to laugh. It w as great fun. We had another one of our leaders there and she helped us all do run-ons. So one of us went running in and asked, When do you go on red and stop on green? Answer: When you eat a watermelon! Another of my favorites was What do you get when you cross a vam pire with a snowman? A nswer: Frostbite! I will tell you one more. Have you ever seen a mathematical plant? Answer: It has square roots! We had so much fun! Oh, and I forgot to tell you about our Cub Master. She is pretty hilarious sometimes. She has this Cheer Box that when she opens it, you keep making noise until someone chooses a cheer and she closes the box. Then we can stop making noise. Its pretty funny to see her up there. She almost ran out of breath be cause one of the scouts w as being very careful about which cheer he wanted to choose. She kept smiling though. When that Cheer Box nally closed, we all took a big breath! My favorite cheer was the ding dong cheer. One side of the audience leans one way and says, Ding and the oth er side of the audience l eans the other way and says, Dong and we say it three times. You should see how funny it is. Our Cub Master doesnt let the adults just sit there and watch. She has EVERYONE get up and join in the fun. If you want to have some fun, you should see the grandparents stand ing up and doing the a ctions to the cheers. I really think they have more fun than we do! I think its because our Cub Master is not a bit worried about some of the folks taking videos. She has said that they are off limits for posting on Facebook! After we nished with our Lets Laugh activi ties, we got to go to the k itchen and eat these really yummy brown ies with frosting on t hem! If you want to have lots of fun, please come join us at 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday nights of each month. We are sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we have the older Boy Scouts (age 11-18) meet at 6 p.m. every week. We hope to see you there! You can get more information on beascout.org too.Way Back When... A4 OUR TO WN 25 years agoMay 21, 1967 Hundreds Visit Mew Lakeshore Nursing Home Hundreds of local and county residents toured the new $800,000 Lakeshore Nursing Home following dedication ceremonies in Crescent City. It was dedicated to George Kirk White, a former Crescent City Councilman.50 years ago Years Ago...May 21, 1943 Richard Crain Awarded the Army Air Medal T. Sgt. Richard Crain, A.C., of Crescent City was awarded the Air Medal by Brig. General Westside Larson for extraor dinary achievement during more than 200 hours of anti-submarine patrol.75 years ago 10 years ago 5 years agoMay 22, 2013 Haven Hospice Rob erts Care Center Celebrated 10th Anniversary About 150 guests en joyed prime rib, pig roasted on a spit and more at Irving and Noriene Rob erts home for the 10th anniversary of the Roberts Care Center. May 21, 2008 30 Students Receive BUGS Pins Thirty students from Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School re ceived BUGS (Brining Up Grades) pins for their efforts during the school year. To qualify the student needed to bring a class up a whole letter grade and not let any other grades fall. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. May 19, 1993 Town Hall Blaze Still a Mystery It would take an addition al 14 days for the cause of a fire in the Welaka Town Hall to be determined. The fire happened in the civic room of the former school house. 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 NeedsThe world is lled with dreamersand sometimes those dreams become reality. The pages of the Courier-Journal of May 12, 1976, tells of one of those dreamers, who is effecting reality. Airplane Enthusiast Making A Dream Come True George Palmer, a ying enthusiast from Pomona Park, is about one year away from seeing a dream come true. Its a dream he says all pilots and ying buffs dream of at one time or another. He may have to knock out a wall or two in his Pomona Park bungalow to complete the dream, but success seems assured at this point. Palmers dream is and has been for many years to build and y his own homebuilt airplane. Today hes about half way through constructing an airplane originally designed in 1929 to accommodate a Model A Ford engine. The aircraft is a Pietenpol and its coming to life in Palmers front room and dining area. The retired defense department employee from Belfast, Maine, spends all of his spare time working on the small two seat, stick control aircraft which is built entirely of white Spruce and fabric. When completed next Spring, Palmer will install 65-horsepower Continental aircraft engine and, he hopes, one day take off into the sky and fulll the dream. Palmers not a licensed pilot yet. But he hopes to be qualied by the time his project is completed. As a member of the Daytona Beach chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Builders Association, he has ample time to tinker with airplanes and expert instruction when it comes time to learn the ner points of ying. He had always been interested in woodworking and shortly after arriving in Pomona Park two years ago, decided to give it a try. Working between an airport machine shop in DeLand and his small house, Palmer has managed to completely assemble the aircrafts main body and most of the wing component. He expects to invest a total of about $1,200 and some 8,000 man hours in the project before he completes it. Normally, he says, an airplane such as this would cost about $3,500. But being an airplane buff, he manages to scrounge much of the material at cheaper prices. When the project is completed, it will have to be thoroughly checked out by the Federal Aviation Administration before anyone is allowed to take it up. But Palmer fully expects his handiwork to pass with ying colors and hes already talking about what it will be like when he roars down the airstrip and goes aloft at a neck-breaking 85-miles per hour. 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SAN MATEO Paul Johns Paul Johns, 72, of San Mateo, passed from this life un expectedly at his h ome from nat ural causes on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. A native and lifelong r esident of Palatka, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Paul owned and operated PRAG Logging. He was a mem ber of Open Bible Baptist Chur ch in East Palatka. Paul also enjoyed working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred O. Johns, Sr. and Dorothy Hancock Johns. Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rhonda Johns of San Mateo, two daugh ters, Sharon Merwin (Tommy) of Palatka and Paula W ard (Garrett) of Bardin, a son, Greg Johns of Bar din, eight brothers, Thomas Johns (Betty) and Alfr ed O. Johns, Jr., (Ann), both of Palatka, Wayne Johns (Julie) of Hawthorne, Clar ence Johns of Interlachen, Eugene Johns (Delor es) of Bardin, Jerry Johns (Joyce) of Bardin, Michael Johns (Lori) of McDonough, Geor gia and Mitchell Johns (Jo etta) of Bardin, a sister, Di ane Johns of Georgia, sev en grandchildren and nine gr eat-grandchildren. Services were held at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. John Cameron officiating. Burial followed at Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin. The family received friends Fri day from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at noon. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at Pauls Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Palatka. SATSUMA Michael S. Blackwell Michael Shawn Blackwell, 44, of Satsuma passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at his resi dence. Michael was bor n at Glen dale Hospital in Palatka on October 16, 1973. He had lived most of his life in Satsuma. He had owned and operated his automo bile repair shop, The Shop, in Satsuma for the past ten years. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and especially spending time with his son and friends that became family. He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Ver non Blackwell, II. Surviving ar e his moth er, Annie R. Blackwell of Satsuma; a son, Michael Blackwell, Jr. of Satsuma; a brother, Derrick S. Black well of Satsuma; a sis ter, Kimberly D. Smith of Satsuma; a niece, May lyn A. Lane of Hastings; a nephew, Shane Blackwell of Palm Coast and a great niece, Ila R. Lane. A fundraiser was held in Michaels behalf on Friday, May 11 from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Log Cabin Bar in Welaka. The family received friends at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Services followed at 1 p.m. Satur day at the funeral home w ith Bro. Richie Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill East Cemetery in Palatka. Following the service, family and friends gathered at Palatka Skeet Club where people brought a covered dish. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to Masters Funeral Home, 3015 Crill Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.themas tersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements. INTERLACHEN Raymond L. Owens Raymond Lee Owens, 74, of Interlachen, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home following an ex tended illness. Born in Haysi, V irginia, he resided in Putnam County since 1968 coming from Virginia. Raymond served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a roofer for many years. Raymond also en joyed fishing and hunting as his hobbies. He was pr eceded in death by a sister, Polly Newlon. Raymond is survived by his companion of seven years, Geraldine Looney of Interlachen, a son, Jona than Adkins, three sisters, Perly Johns and Kay Owens both of Palatka and Loetta OQuinn of Hollister Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at John son-Overturf Chapel in Palatka. The family r eceived friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at Raymonds Book of Memories page at www. johnsonovertur ffunerals. com. Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Palatka. CRESCENT CITY Joseph Froehlich, Sr. Joseph Jo Jo Fr oehlich, Sr., died at his home in Crescent City, Sunday af ternoon May 6, 2018 with his family at his side. Mr Froehlich and his wife, Catherine came to live in Crescent City in 1962 com ing from Bridgehampton, New Y ork. He maintained potato farms in New York and Florida and would trav el to each farm according to the growing season. Jo Jo enjoyed membership with the Northeast Flori da Growers Exchange, the Lions Club, Cr escent City Rotary Club of which he was the honored recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, Eagles #4435 of Or mond Beach, the Loyal Or der of Moose Lodge # 2577 of Palm Coast. He was also an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of Crescent City. In New York he was a mem ber of the Bridgehampton, New York Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. Jo Jo was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine in 2009. He is survived by his sons, Joseph Joey (Diane) Froehlich of Crescent City, John (Julie) Froehlich of Bridgehampton, New York and Jay Froehlich of Or mond Beach; a sister, Rose (Jack) T roy of Centereach, New York, and sister in law, Gloria (Harry Hen ry) Rossi of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania; Companion of eight years, Grace Mew of Crescent City; grand children, Jeremy (Court ney) Froehlich, James Fr oehlich, Jade Froehlich, Havyn Froehlich, Jason Busler (Paul Mulligan), Mi chael (Carla) Busler, and John Davenport; two gr eat grandchildren, Evelyn and Addison Busler. His family welcomed guests at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 9 from 5 8 p.m. for visitation and viewing. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 10 at St. John the Baptist Catho lic Church with Father Jim May of ficiating. Burial fol lowed at St. Johns Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family r equests donations to Ha ven Hospice Roberts Care Center 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. Those wishing to sign Mr. Froehlichs online guest book or leave the family expr essions of condolence may do so at biggsfh.com. Arrangements were un der the direction of Clay ton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home in Cr escent City. SAN MATEO MSG Charles R. Street man MSG C harles R. Street man, U.S. Army (Ret.) Uncle Charles passed gently away, af ter a long illness, Satur day morning, May 5, 2018, surrounded by family and love. After a very difficult child hood, Charles enlisted in the Ar my in 1952, at the age of seventeen. Shortly after completing training, he was able to spend two weeks with his brother, Woodrow Woody, who was returning from Korea, as he was deployed to Korea. Af ter Korea, he was stationed in Fort Benning, Geor gia, with the 47 Viking Division. After a score in the top 10 percent on his Special Forc es test he was asked to join Intelligence and Security. During his time in Intelli gence and Security he was stationed in many dif fer ent countries, his favorite, being Germany. Eventually, he was deployed to the V ietnam War. It was during this time that he applied for an extension to his tour but they assigned him to the Army Security Agency and transferred him to the Pentagon. One of his favorite mem ories during his army ca reer was attending an USO Show with Bob Hope and Marilyn Monr oe. Another favorite memory is meeting famed, WWII hero, Audie Murphy. When admiring all of Audie Murphys accom plishments, at the Service Counter at Fort Benning, Charles remarked, No SOB is going to do all of that. In which he heard a reply behind him, Yeah, it does sound a little far-fetched. When he turned around, he was facing the hero, Audie Murphy, himself. After retiring from the Army, Charles relocated from Georgia to San Mateo in 1994, to be near his family. It was in San Mateo that he spent the remainder of his life, working on com puters, learning programs and following his hobby of collecting the latest and greatest in technology and electronics. Uncle Charles was one of the most caring men this world will ever know. Even after r etirement he always did whatever he could to help anyone who needed help. He treated everyone he met as if he had known them his entire life and ev eryone that met him called him Uncle Charles. He was a great man and will be forever missed and loved. Charles is preceded in death by his mother, Effie Pate Streetman, his father, Charles Ammons Street man, and all of his siblings; W esley Edward, Irene Vivian, Clarabell Tink, Mildred Jewel, Woodrow Mar tin, and Rosie Mae. He leaves to r emember him; his niece, Effie Irene Pate and her husband, Woodrow Pate, his great niece, Melissa Robison and her husband, Tony Robi son, two great great nieces (Allison and Jade) and one gr eat great nephew, T.J. Tony Robison, Jr. Charles will be cremated and will receive a full mili tary honors at the Jackson ville National Cemetery, his final r esting place. A service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that dona tions be made to Haven H ospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements.EAST PALATKA William F. Bailey William Frederick Bill Bailey, 79, of East Palatka, passed from this life on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home following an ex tended illness. He was a native of Palatka and a lifelong r esident of Putnam County with the exception of his 15 years in the U.S. Army. Bill bravely and honorably served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following the war, he taught Earth and Space Science and Phys ics at Palatka South High School fr om 1972-1976. Following this, Bill worked 32 years at the Palatka Dai ly News as Circulation Di rector. He then returned to teach Earth and Space Sci ence at Palatka High School f rom 2000-2011. He was also a former member of the Palatka Kiwanis Club. In his leisure time, Bill enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, raising Bonsai Trees and collecting guns. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick E. Bailey and Rachel Graves Bailey, a daughter, Suzy Kaye Bradford and a sister, Rachel Rebecca Tomberlin. Bill is survived by his lov ing wife of 53 years, Judy Bailey of East Palatka, a sister Linda Lucille Bailey of East Palatka, four grand children, Logan Bailey-Judd (Demi Janett), Bryan Judd (Jennifer), Judy Bradfor d and Jason Bradford (Kim) and four great-great-grand children, Brixon Judd, Ka son Bradford, Haley Feagin and Noah Feagin. Also W es ley Levine and Kaley Rene Mew; two very dear special grandchildr en. Memorial services cel ebrating Bills life will be at 11 a.m. Satur day, May 19, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church in Palatka with Pas tor Willie McKinnon, Jr. of ficiating. The U.S. Army will also r ender military honors. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily requests memorial donations be sent to SAFE Pet Rescue, P .O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at Bills Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. FRANCIS Verma L. Brazzeal V erma Lee Brazzeal, 78, of Francis went to be with the Lord Friday, May 4, 2018 at her res idence following an extended illness. V erma was born in Flagler Beach and had been a res ident of Francis for the past 42 years, coming fr om McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. She traveled with her husband while he served in the U.S. Air Force. She loved to work out in her yard but most of all she loved her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, TSgt Claude E. Brazzeal, Sr., U.S. Air Force (Ret.); a son, GyS gt Claude E. Brazzeal, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.); a granddaughter, Danielle Sanders; her parents, Carl and Jennie Register; seven brothers, Carl Register, J.B. Register, Leroy Register, S.M. Register, Mickey Reg ister, Harris Register, and Melvin Register; and two sisters, Mary Lou Register and Paula Stevens. Surviving are a daugh ter and son-in-law, Wan da and Jimmy McDonald of Francis; thr ee grandsons and spouse, Jason Mc Donald of Palatka, Patrick and Amber McDonald of Alma, Georgia, and Robert Brazzeal of Marlin, Texas; three great grandchildren, Talan and Kyndal McDon ald of Palatka, and Sha na Sanders of Texas; two br others and sisters-in-law, Gene and Cherie Register of Crescent City, and Jer ry and Debbie Register of Hollister; thr ee sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat Mason of Palatka, Ruby and Henry Dykes of Crescent City, and Ann and Ed Houck of Ala bama; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services wer e held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle officiating. Burial followed in Palatka Memo rial Gardens. The family received friends one hour pri or to the start of the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Putnam County, 5111 Crill Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneral homes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements. INTERLACHEN Mark D. Searcy Mark Durham Searcy, 61, of Interlachen, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Orange Park Medical Center from natural causes. A native of Jacksonville, Mark was a 1974 graduate of Raines High School. Mark worked as meat manager at sev eral area groceries including Winn Dixie, Albertsons, Sams and Hitchcocks. He had also worked as a safety and sanitation inspec tor with Johnson Diversity in Manassas, V irginia and Kingston, New Hampshire. In his leisure time, Mark enjoyed golfing and fishing and was a sports informa tion enthusiast. He had re sided in Interlachen since 2013 moving ther e from Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, F. Durham 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. 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 Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 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 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Got Hope? Obituaries New Life Church of God........................ Searcy, Jr and LaVerne Todd Searcy. Mark is survived by his step-mother, Elaine Searcy of Interlachen, a sister, Lisa Bradley of Cumming, Geor gia, a brother, Todd Searcy of Jacksonville, an uncle, Herbert C. Sear cy (Janet) of Jacksonville, nieces and nephews, Justin Bradley, Derek Bradley and Lauren Searcy Clark (David) and cousins, Kris Searcy and Mike Searcy. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the fam ily requests memorial donations be sent to the Flor ida Lions Eye Bank, 900 NW 17th Str eet, Miami, FL 33136. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Marks Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Interlachen.

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May 16, 2018 A6 Special to the Courier Journal 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 is this week!Every hurricane sea son should be treat ed as a serious threat, especially after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate last year. Last summer, Hur ricane Irmas path was unpredictable and threatened every part of Florida at some point, said State Sur geon General and Sec retary Dr. Celeste Phil ip. Hurricanes can pose a risk to anyone, even if your area is not in the predicated path. Thats why every Flori da resident and visitor needs to have an up dated emergency plan and a well-stocked emergency supply kit. I also strongly encour age individuals with special needs and their families to regis ter now with your local emergency manage ment office for special needs shelter accom modation. The department rec ommends the following tips to prepare for the 2018 hurricane sea son: Determine the risks to your home, property, or busi ness; Develop or up date an emergen cy evacuation plan and review the plan carefully with your family dont forget to include your pets in your evacuation plan; Make sure you have adequate in surance by con tacting your insur ance company or agent; Assemble a disaster supply kit; Strengthen your home and com plete any needed repairs; Identify your trust ed sources of in formation for any severe weather event or hurricane. Credible and timely information is very important to tak ing the appropriate actions in the event of an emergency; and Complete a writ ten hurricane plan and keep it in a safe, easily acces sible location. The Florida Division of Emergency Management offers a checklist for your emergency plan. Everyone living in Florida should have an emergency prepared ness kit that meets your specific needs. Some items you may want to include in your kit are: Water (at least one gallon a day per per son); Non-perishable packaged or canned food (enough for at least 3 to 7 days); Any necessary med ication (enough for two weeks); Written instructions for care and med ication (including medication dosages, a list of medical de vices you use and a list of your doctors); First aid kit; Flashlights with ex tra batteries; Pet care items (in cluding any pet medications); and Other important documents (stored in a waterproof con tainer). In certain situations, it may be safest for you to evacuate from your house to a more secure location like a shelter. If you have a disability or a special need such as a medical condition, please register with your local emergency management office. All emergency manage ment offices maintain a list of people within the community with a disability or a spe cial need so they can be assisted quickly during an emergency. To find contact infor mation for your coun tys emergency man agement office, you can visit https://www. floridadisaster.org/ counties/ The Florida Depart ment of Healths web site also has valu able information that can help you plan for emergency situ ations: http://www. floridahealth.gov/pro grams-and-services/ emergency-prepared ness-and-response/in dex.html To get information on special needs shel ters in your county, visit the Florida Spe cial Needs Registry: https://snr.floridadi saster.org/Signin?Re turnUrl=%2f. 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From: Mikes Inner Circle We never thought ered come a day Youd be more an a call away With your passing A part of us is gone But with us A part of you lives on You le more reasons To smile than cry Now we say so long But not goodbye No greater friend Has there ever been God speed Mike Blackwell Till we meet again!

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Spices are one of the most important aspects of cooking, as they have the ability to improve the flavor and aroma of any food. In some coun tries, spices are a big part of their cuisine and ar e deeply ingrained in their culture. One such example is turmeric, which is largely associ ated with Indian culture for thousands of years. T oday, turmeric is uti lized in cuisines all over the world, such as in South Asian and Mid dle Eastern cooking. Its one of the cor e ingredients used to make curry dishes, and is the sour ce of their distinctive yellow color and flavor. Turmeric has been used in ancient Ayurve dic medicine as well. Indians used it as an antiseptic for cuts and bur ns, a remedy for gas trointestinal discomfort and r espiratory con ditions and more. But what makes tur meric such a valued spice? Through advancements in technology, modern medicine has discovered that turmeric contains a special compound called curcumin, a naturally occurring antioxidant that is the source of its various benefits. Studies Regarding the Benefits of Curcumin Due to the purported health benefits of tur meric over the centuries, many r esearchers have investigated this spice to discover the truth to these claims. Below presents some of their findings about turmer ics capabilities: Anti-Inflammatory Resear ch has discov ered that turmeric may inhibit the activity and synthesis of cyclooxy genase and 5-lipooxy genase (5-LOX), which ar e enzymes related to inflammation. In one study conduct ed on rats, researchers discover ed that curcumin profoundly helped reduce joint inflammation. Digestive Health Cur cumin may have a positive effect on help ing maintain digestive health. In a study that involved five people af fected with inflammatory bow el disease, researchers found out that cur cumin helped improve the symptoms of the partic ipants. Eye Health In a study published in the jour nal Phytother apy Research, patients af fected with chron ic anterior uveitis (in flammation of the uvea, or the middle layer of the eye) wer e given 375 milligrams of curcumin three times a day for 12 days. Within two weeks, the participants experi enced an improvement in symptoms, with no r eported side effects. Post-Surgical Recovery Those who have just undergone surgery may experience pain and tenderness at the site of operation, a problem that curcumin may help with. In one study, patients who received 400 milli grams of curcumin three times a day for six days, as part of their postoper ative treatments, experi ence an 84.2 percent de crease in pain intensity. Brain Health R ecent research has explored the potential neuroprotective benefits of curcumin. In one such study, re searchers suggested that it may be ef fective against Parkinsons dis ease, a neurodegenerative disease that causes your brain to gradually produce lower levels of dopamine, negatively af fecting movement over time. Lowered Cancer Risk Inter estingly, curcum in may help lower your risk of various types of cancers because of how it modulates genetic ac tivity and expression. Specifically, it has been found to help: of a protein believed to play a role in the forma tion of tumors. mation of cells from nor mal to tumor. cer cells to prevent them fr om spreading through out your body. esis, which is the pre vention of producing additional blood necessary for cancer cell gr owth. Mental Health Aside from keeping your brain healthy, curcumin may help promote the healthy functioning of various mental aspects, such as emotional and psychological wellbeing. In a randomized, dou ble-blind, placebo controlled study, 123 par ticipants diagnosed with major depr essive disor der were given a pla cebo, a curcumin-saf fron mixture, a low-dose cur cumin extract and a high-dose extract. Results from the study indicate that those who took the curcumin and curcumin-saffron com bination exhibited im provements in symp toms compared to the placebo gr oup. Pre-Diabetes According to a study published in Diabetes Care, consuming cur cumin regularly may help pr event the onset of type 2 diabetes. Over the course of nine months, researchers monitored 240 predia betics who were given either a placebo or a curcumin supplement. Results indicated that 16.4 percent of the group who were provid ed a placebo had devel oped diabetes, whereas the cur cumin group did not. Cardiovascular Func tion Cur cumin may help maintain normal heart function, according to several studies. In one example, re searchers demonstrated that cur cuminoids can help decrease myocar dial infarction in people who r eceived coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In another study, re searchers suggested that curcumin can help lower total cholester ol level, as well as LDL (bad) cholester ol levels. Sources of Curcum in and How You Can Increase Your Levels Naturally Quite simply, tur mer ic is the best natural sour ce of curcumin. Tra ditionally called the Indian saffron, turmeric is a r oot herb that has a tough, brown skin with a deep, orange flesh. It has been a part of Indian culture for thousands of years and is now one of the most highly-prized spices around the world. To get curcumin, the rhizomes of the plant are usually grated and add ed to foods. Turmeric can also be mixed with other spices to cr eate curry powder. One of the easiest ways to add cur cumin to your diet is to use it as an ingr edient for rubs or marinades. You may also add it to a salad to give your vege tables more spice. While adding tur meric to your foods is an easy way to obtain the benefits of curcumin, one of the is sues with this method is that tur meric rhizomes contain only about 3 percent curcumin con centration. Whats more, cur cumin is poorly ab sorbed in your body. If you do add it to your foods, your e only ab sorbing about 1 per cent curcumin. To work ar ound this problem, you may try these two: sion: Mix 1 tablespoon of raw tur meric powder with two egg yolks and 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil. 1 tablespoon of turmeric into a quart of boiling water. Its important that when making this bever age, the water should be boiling to incr ease the bioavailability. After 10 minutes of boiling, you will have created a 12-percent solution that needs to be consumed right away. If you dont find tur merics flavor to be ap pealing, then a curcumin supplement may be a viable option for you. Some Considerations Before Buying a Cur cumin Supplement While cur cumin has been studied extensive ly, there are some things you need to consider be fore buying a supple ment. As mentioned ear lier, natural curcumin has poor bioavailability, and the same case ap plies to many curcumin supplements as well. In a study conducted by ConsumerLab.com, researchers discovered that only 2 out of 10 turmeric and curcum in supplements sold in the market today deliver less than 15 percent of their pr omised curcum inoid compounds. This means that these pr od ucts only deliver a small fraction of the amount that was promised. In light of this information, I recommend you fol low this checklist when your e going to look for a curcumin supplement: Uses advanced technol ogy to increase bioavail ability: This is probably the most important item to look for Research and review what type of tech nology the manufactur er uses to increase the absorption rate of their curcumin supplements and decide if it is effec tive or not. Delivers all the essential curcuminoids: Cur cumin is the principal cur cuminoid, but de methoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycur cumin should also be included to provide well-rounded benefits. Does not use unnec essary fillers and other additives: Ther es very little sense for a cur cumin supplement to have other ingr edients in the formula. Comes from a trust worthy manufacturer: Extensively r esearch for company reviews, processes and policies. High-quality ingredients are worthless if the com pany making the products have questionable r egulations and other controversies. The supplement is de rived from turmeric containing at least 95 per cent curcuminoids: This characteristic ensur es that youre getting the optimal amount of cur cumin in your system. Reasonably priced: The final pr oduct must be affordable despite hav ing used the latest tech nology to increase bioavailability. The Ideal Dosage for Curcumin It can be very confus ing to decide which cur cumin supplement to buy as they ar e sold in varying dosages. Fortu nately, this compound is well-tolerated by the human body, even in differing measurements. However, I recommend that most people should limit their intake to no more than 1,000 milli grams per day. Bewar e of turmeric powders that contain fillers such as barley and wheat flour. These substances contain glu ten, and if your body cant digest it, you may develop symptoms of gluten intolerance such as bloating, constipa tion, abdominal pain, headaches and fatigue. If your e currently tak ing coagulants to treat a particular condition, do not purchase turmer ic or curcumin supplements, as they can aug ment the effects of the drugs your e currently taking. In the same way, you should avoid tur meric-based foods to be on the safe side. When Supplementing With Curcumin, Re member to Look for a High-Quality Product If your e going to take a curcumin supplement, always be vigilant and do your research before buying. Make sure that the company is repu table, uses advanced m anufacturing process to increase bioavailabili ty and the formula does not contain any fillers. This can help you en sure that youre pur chasing a high-quality pr oduct.Most of us would feel comfortable nam ing Floridas State Bir d, State Reptile or State Flower, (mockingbird, alligator, or ange blossom) but we may be less inclined to remember our State Tree, State Wildflow er or State Gem (Sa bal Palm, Coreopsis, Moonstone). One might ask why we need to have such a variety of state symbols? Isnt having a bird, a flower and a tree enough? In many states, Flor ida being one, that has many historical, cultural and natural treasures contained within its boundaries, lawmakers and citizens choose other important features to highlight their state. State symbols are any type of motif (an imals, plants, songs, etc) that r esidents or elected officials deem representative of the state. They may also be chosen as an enticement to draw tourists or visitors to your state or a certain ar ea of the state. This particular reason may be why the lar gemouth bass is the State Freshwater Fish, while the Saltwa ter Fish is the sailfish of Florida. Sport fishing in Floridas lakes and rivers draws 1.2 million anglers with an economic impact of $1.7 billion, while our state boasts the largest number of saltwater fishermen in the United States with 2.4 million, valued at near ly $31 million. Overall, Florida is consider ed the fishing capital of the world. So the reason for choosing state fresh and saltwater fish seem obvious because of the massive, positive economic impact to Florida. When you look at some of the other choices of State Symbols, the reasons are much less obvious. Our state soil is Myak ka Fine Sand. Myakka soil, which is unique to Florida, occurs in more than one-and-a-half million acres of flat woods, making it the single most extensive soil in the state. Agriculture is very important to Florida, accounting for over $9 billion yearly, the ma jority of which is from the citrus industry. Two of our states im portant products are oranges and orange juice. Florida grows al most three quarters of all oranges pr oduced in the United States, while the United States ranks third in world citrus production be hind Brazil and China. Another unusual pair of state symbols Florida possesses is both a state song, Old Folks at Home, by Stephen Foster and a State An them, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky, by Jan Hinton, a music teacher fr om Pompano Beach. Responding to an initiative to find a new Florida state song, the Florida Music Educa tors Association man aged an online contest to find a new song to r epresent the state. In the 2008 legislative session, a compromise was reached that kept the old state song Old Folks at Home (with revised lyrics) and designated Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky as the new state anthem. Saw grass grows in Floridas coastal marshes and is particularly common in the Ever glades, where it stretches as far as the eye can see. Some of Floridas other selected symbols include the Florida Panther as our State Animal, the Zebra Longwing, our State Butterfly, the Florida Marine Mammal, the manatee, the Saltwater Mammal, the dolphin, State Stone, Agatized Coral, State Shell, Horse Conch, our State Motto is In God We Trust, and our State Beverage is, of course, orange juice. One final selection, that has a local flavor, is the State Play, Cross and Sword. Floridas official state play since its designation by the 1973 legislature, dramatizes the story of Spanish colonization of the nations first city, St. Augustine. The pageant, written by Paul Gr een, features the lives of some of Flor idas early European settlers: Pedr o Menndez, Jean Ribault, and Father Lpez. Unfortu nately, due to a lack of funding to r enovate the coliseum, the play closed after the 1996 season. The amphithe ater was renovated by St. Johns County in 2002 and turned into a concert venue. Thanks to the Flori da Department of State website: http://dos. myflorida.com/flori da-facts 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 Produc tions, LLC.Little Known State Symbols May 16, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News The Wonderful Properties of Curcumin G.A. Teske Staff Writer & FACES PLACES

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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 opened 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 Steps & Beats Line Dancers will perform to 50-60s music at the Dancing in the Street car show on Saturday, May 26. The Cruise-in is from 5-8 p.m and is held on the Pizza BoyZ parking lot located at the 700-800 block St. Johns Avenue. For more info visit patgrillo.blogspot.com. Join Ravine Gardens State park as they welcome new and returning Junior Rangers on a special day just for them on Saturday, June 2 while completing activities designed around four key aspects of being a Florida State Park Junior Ranger: Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Recreation, Service. Returning Junior Rangers will have an opportunity to work with Ravine Gardens Park Rangers to complete additional activities and earn stamps for their Junior Ranger Passports! Junior Ranger Day is FREE with regular park entry fees of $5 per vehicle. For more in formation on Ravine Gardens State Park visit https://www.oridastateparks.or g/park/Ra vine-Gardens. Register New or Returning Junior Rangers @ https://ravinegardenranger. eventbrite.com 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. Pomona Park will be celebrating their Founders Day on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pomona Park Community Center. Go and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cake as they celebrate their birthday. Everyone is welcome to join! Red, White, and Boom will be held in Crescent City on Saturday, June 30 at 9 p.m. Red, White, and Boom is sponsored by the Crescent City Yacht Club. Come down to the city docks! 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. Line dancing is on Tuesdays at the Pomona Park Community Center. Classes will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with instructors Cindy Smith and Linda Armstrong. Summer classes will be strictly ultra beginner. Call Linda Armstrong at 386-649-5025 for more information or on Facebook at /pomona parklinedancingwithlindaarmstrong.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 Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 219 N. Summit St.Crescent City 3 86698-1944 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! 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Native Floridian and Cocoa resident Capt. Grayson Pa drick doesnt need anyone r eminding him of when to ap ply for alligator hunt per mits. Hes been taking part in Flor idas international ly-recognized statewide alligator har vest program for 20 years and knows to apply for Phase I permits in May. I love the fastpaced adrenaline rush that I get when hunting alligators, Padrick said. And I really enjoy intro ducing youth and new people to gator hunting, especially those whove never been in the marsh or on an airboat. Padricks largest harvested alligator measured 13 feet, 2 inches, and it was a 16-year-old girl who Padrick guided that is credited as the lucky hunter. Pad rick sells his alligator hides or turns them into leather and loves the taste of alligator meat. May is also when hunters begin ap plying for fall quota, special-opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits. So mark your calen dar, set an alarm, whatever you need to do to r emind yourself to apply for alligator and several fall hunting permits in May. Alligator Hunt Permits Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission ( FWC) has offered hunters the oppor tunity to take part in its annual statewide r ecreational alligator harvest that always runs August 15 November 1. These special night hunts provide a hunting adventure unlike any other. Alliga tors are a conser vation success sto ry in Florida. The states alligator pop ulation is estimated at 1.3 million and has been stable for many years. Phase I Application Period The application pe riod for the Phase I random drawing begins May 18 at 10 a.m. and runs through May 28. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be avail able. Hunters may sub mit their application for a per mit that al lows the harvest of two alligators on a designated harvest unit or county. Ap plicants must be at least 18 years of age by August 15 and have a valid cr edit or debit card to apply. Applications may be submitted at any county tax collec tors office, license a gent, most retail outlets that sell hunting and fish ing supplies, and at GoOutdoorsFlor ida.com. Applicants must pr ovide their credit card informa tion when they apply. If you change your mind on wher e youd like to hunt, or need to update your credit card informa tion, you are able to make changes up until the application period closes. License/Permit Costs The alligator trap ping license/harvest per mit and two hide validation CITES tags cost $272 for Florida residents, $22 for those with a Florida Resident Persons with Dis abilities Hunting and Fishing License, and $1,022 for non residents. The cost for applicants who already have an alli gator trapping li cense is $62. Phase II and III Application Periods Any per mits re maining after the first phase will be of fered during the Phase II random drawing June 1-11. Those who were awarded a permit in Phase I may not ap ply during Phase II. Remaining permits will be available in Phase III to anyone who did not draw a permit in either of the first two phases, and they may be ap plied for June 1525. Leftover Application Phase If any per mits re main after Phase III, ther e will be a fourthphase issuance peri od beginning at 10 a.m. on June 28 until all permits are sold. Anyone may apply during Phase IV, even if they were awarded a permit in one of the earlier phases. Customers who get to purchase additional permits will be charged $62, regardless of resi dency or disability. What to Expect if You Get Drawn W ithin three days of an application period closing, ap plicants may expect to see an authori zation hold on their cr edit card, verifying there is a sufficient balance to cover the cost of the permit. However, this does not mean they were awarded a permit. Once the credit card authorization pro cess is complete, the lottery drawing will be held. All success ful applicants will be char ged, while those who were un successful will have the authorization hold lifted from their credit cards. Successful appli cants should expect to r eceive their alli gator trapping li cense/harvest per mit and two CITES alligator tags in the mail within six weeks of payment. Alliga tor trapping licenses ar e nontransferable. All sales are final, and no refunds will be made. For more infor mation on alligator hunting or the ap plication process, s ee the Guide to Alligator Hunting in Florida by going to MyFWC.com/Hunt ing and then By Species.Fall Deer and Hog Quota Hunt PermitsThe FWC offers thousands of quota hunt opportunities each year. Hunters may choose to apply for fall quota hunts for deer and wild hogs. There also are special hunts for families, youth, peo ple with disabilities, b owhunters and those hunting with muzzleloaders. A quota is the max imum number of hunters allowed on a particular wildlife management ar ea. The FWCs Quota Hunt Program pre vents overcrowd ing on such areas and pr ovides quality hunts. Quotas also help control game harvests. The FWC sets quotas based on an areas size, habitat, game pop ulations and regulations. Th ere are several types of quota per mits, most of which ar e issued by ran dom drawing, and the Phase I applica tion period for these fall quota hunts is May 15June 15. Im talking about archery, muzzle loading gun, gen eral gun, wild hog, youth, family, track vehicle, airboat and mobility-impair ed quota hunt permits. You may apply for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to do so. But unless exempt, you must have an upto-date $26 man agement area per mit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quo ta permit. If you do not have this, the system wont accept your application. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay Coun ty and on Andrews WMA in Levy Coun ty. If you have chil dren between the ages of 8 and 15, and you want them to have a chance to experience one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit 160 kids will get this opportunity. During these hunts only the youngsters may hunt, and they, along with their adult supervisors, are the only people allowed on the area. There will be family quota hunts on 30 WMAs, and if drawn, the permit requires one adult take one or two youths hunting. The adult may not hunt without taking along a youngster. Hunters certified by the FWC as mo bility-impaired may apply for Mobili ty-impaired Quota Per mits that allow exclusive access to general gun hunts on 10 of the states public hunting ar eas. If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts, apply May 15June 15 at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com or have a li cense agent or tax collectors of fice ap ply for you. To find out if youve been selected, log onto your customer ac count at that same web address after 10 a.m. on June 19. If you dont get drawn for a particu lar quota hunt, youll g et a preference point for next years drawing, which will improve your chanc es of being select ed. If youre unable to use your quota permit and you re turn it at least 10 days prior to your hunt, youll get your preference point re stored.Special-Opportunity Fall HuntsAnother great op tion is applying for special-opportu nity fall hunt per mits. Since 1997, the FWC has of fered these unique fa ll-season hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on some well-man aged public hunting l ands. Maybe its time you looked into getting in on the ac tion and experienc ing the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordi nary hunts offer lar ge tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting pressure. All deer hunts al low you to take only matur e bucks with at least one antler having four or more points, one inch or longer. Wild hogs also are legal to take during the deer hunts, and there is no size or bag limit on hogs. These special-op portunity deer and wild hog hunts take place in central Flor ida on Fort Drum, Lake Panasof fkee, Triple N Ranch and Green Swamp West Unit WMAs. Camp ing is legal on all ar eas. There is one sev en-day general gun deer and hog hunt on the 20,858-acr e Fort Drum WMA in Indian River County. The hunt costs $50, if you get drawn. Lake Panasoffkee, in Sumter Coun ty, has eight fourday ar chery hunts for deer and hog on 8,676 acres. The permits are $100 for each hunt. There are two sev en-day general gun deer and hog hunts at T riple N Ranch in Osceola County. The permit costs $175 for each of the two hunt dates. Pasco Countys Green Swamp West Unit, where the states highest-scor ing deer on record was taken, has two ar chery hunts for deer and hogs on its 34,335 acres. There are also three gen eral gun hunts for deer and hogs. All ar e four-day hunts costing $100. All special-oppor tunity permit hold ers may bring one non-hunting guest during the deer and hog hunts. The FWC also has released-quail hunts on the Carr Unit of Blackwater WMA in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. These are seven-day (Saturday through Friday) hunts that run 16 consecutive weeks. Theres just one permit available for each week, and if youre lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will have the entire 250 acres to yourselves. The per mit costs $100 for each week. Special-opportuni ty hunt permits are transferable by sim ply giving the permit to another person. Permit holders un der age 16, or those who ar e certified mo bility-impaired, may have a non-hunting as sistant accompa ny them during all special-opportunity hunts. If youd like to take part in one or more of these hunts, you may apply beginning 10 a.m. on May 15 at GoOutdoorsFlor ida.com, county tax collectors of fices or most retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies. The application period runs through mid night of June 15. Y ou may apply for as many special-op portunity hunts and dates as you like to increase your chances of being se lected, but you must include the $5 non refundable applica tion fee for each one. Hunters ar e limit ed to drawing only one per mit per hunt area, though. Special-opportunity results are available in rounds, and you may pay the cost of the selected hunt at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com or at any li cense agent or tax collectors of fice. If you dont claim your permit by paying for it in full by the claim deadline for each round, you forfeit it, and itll be available to the next customer waiting in line in the next round. National Wildlife Refuge Hunts There are also sev eral fall hunts on five national wildlife r ef uges that you may apply for during the same Phase I appli cation period of May 15 June 15. These Nat ional Wildlife Refuge hunts offer yet another unique and limited oppor tunity to hunt on well-managed hab itat with healthy game populations and low hunting pressure. However, no guest permits are available for any of these hunts. And if you get drawn, you must pay for your permit by the claim deadline, or you for feit it, and itll be available during the next application pe riod which is firstcome, first-served. On the 21,574-acr e Lake Woodruff Ex ternal Website in V olusia and Lake counties, you may apply for archery and muzzleloading gun hunts for deer and hog. There is no fee to apply, but if you get drawn, the permit costs $27.50. You may apply for archery hunts on Brevard Countys 140,000-acre Mer ritt Island. There is no cost to apply, but if you get drawn, the per mit is $27.50. Just south of Talla hassee, you may apply for archery, gen eral gun and mobility-impaired hunts on the 32,000-acr e St. Marks. Each of these hunts cost $5 to apply for and if you get drawn, the permits are $27.50. On Franklin Coun tys 11,400-acre St. V incent Island, you may apply for prim itive weapons hunts for the exotic and enormous sambar deer. Its $5 to apply, and $37.50 to buy the permit should you get drawn. Lower Suwannee, in Dixie and Levy counties, has a $15 permit you may purchase that al lows you to hunt the entir e fall and spring season on the 53,000-acre refuge. You may purchase this permit anytime between May 15 and up to the last day of spring turkey sea son. Whether its a ga tor permit you want, or a fall quota, spe cial-opportunity or r efuge hunt that youre after or all of the above dont forget to apply in May! May 16, 2018 B3 Apply for Alligator and Fall Hunt PermitsTony YoungFWC

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If you think your his tory lessons in school wer e completely factu al, you may be mistaken. Much of what you know about history may be limited or even wrong, says Marc Wilson, author of Kid napped by Columbus, a new historical novel. All too often, legends, poems and myths ar e emphasized in favor of more complex truths. History is usually writ ten by the victors, not the victims. What that in mind, here are four histori cal facts that may sur prise you.Columbus a KidnapperIn 1492, Colum bus sailed the Ocean Blue, says the famous poem that most Amer icans know. But Co lumbus never landed on or even saw North America, and when he sailed in the Caribbean and along the coast of Central and South America, he kidnapped natives to act as guides in his sear ch for gold and the Gar den of Eden. At the end of his first voyage, he kidnapped six natives from the island of Hispaniola and took the Indians to Spain to prove that hed reached India. Native Americans have been mislabeled as Indians ever since. While many around the world hail Colum bus as a hero, even honoring him with a U.S. federal holiday and naming cities af ter him, his actions led to the exploitation and deaths of millions of people. He was a gr eat sailor and explorer, but he traded in slaves and brought devas tating diseases to the New W orld. He opened the door for Cortez to conquer the Aztec Em pire, and for Pizarro to conquer the Inca Em pire, Wilson adds. Washingtons Cherry Tree As the myth goes, young George Wash ington couldnt tell a lie and confessed to his father that he damaged his cherry tree. However, one of his biographers, Ma son Locke Weems, had no such pr oblems with the truth and invented this whopper in the fifth edition of his W ashington biography, entitled The Life of W ashington in 1806. And Washington never wore wooden den tures, either. He had dif ferent dentures made from gold, ivory and even lead. Napoleon: Not Short Napoleon wasnt ac tually short. At the end of his life he was mea sured at 5 feet 2 inches -which sounds short until you lear n this was in French inches, which are longer than British inches. In to days inches, the fiery tyrant actually stood around 5 feet, 7 inches, which was slightly taller than the average Eur opean man of his day. He also employed tall soldiers in his per sonal guard, which made him seem short er by comparison. Jackie Robinson: Not First Jackie Robinson was not the first Afri can American to play baseball in the major leagues. While he was the first in the modern era, breaking into the National League in 1947, way back in 1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker played for the Toledo Blue Stockings as catcher. The team was part of the American Association, one of thr ee major leagues of its day. Baseball maintained segregation for many decades after this and Robinson be came the first player to end this segr egation in April, 1947. So, how can those in terested in history go about arriving at the truth? From, historical novels to prima ry source materials, r eading beyond the textbook can give you a more complete and accurate history.Attention recreational and commercial li onfish hunters: Registration for the Florida Fish and W ildlife Con servation Commission (FWC) 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC. com/Lionfish. This years Challenge begins on Lionfish Re moval and Awareness Day, May 19, and will run thr ough Septem ber 3. Join them for the Challenge kickof f at the Lionfish Re moval and Awareness Day Festival and the Lionfish World Cham pionship Tournament, Exter nal Website May 19 and 20, at the Flo ra-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill on the Florida/Alabama coastal border. The event will also include a benefit concert by Little Texas at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, pre sented by Coast Watch Alliance and Lionfish University. Thanks to the sponsors, this years Challenge will include a n ew tagged-lionfish component. Catch an FWC-tagged lionfish and win up to $5,000. Non-cash prizes, such as GoPro camer as, tumblers by Engel Coolers, punctur e-resistant gloves by Tur tleSkin, customized towels and mor e, will also be awarded to participants who re move and submit lion fish, tagged or not. The participants who r emove the most lionfish in the recreational and commer cial categories will be crowned the 2018 Recr eational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion. The goal of these pro grams is to encourage and track r emovals of nonnative invasive lionfish. T o learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Lionfish or contact the FWC Di vision of Marine Fish eries Management at Lionfish@MyFWC.com or 850-487-0554. Iron Man from page A1 StatePoint Media B4 Special to the Courier Journal CROSSWORD PUZZLESolution is on B2. SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Join the 2018 Lionfish Challenge History Might Not Be What You Think Up to 40% of businesses never recover after experiencing a major disaster. Do you have a plan to keep your business running if disaster strikes? For a free online tool that helps you develop an emergency plan, visit Ready.gov/business D.O.G Gets It! Do You? Subscribe today! Only $24 a year! 386-698-1644

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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 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, 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., 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 Coun ty 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 69 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 REPO DOUBLE WIDES & SINGLE WIDES. $18,500 (or best offer), delivered and set up. Owner 386-312-6363. TFN FREE three male cats (brothers). 1.5 years and have had shots. Great outdoor mous ers. All three are friendly. Two would be great as indoor cats. The third loves 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 Opportunity Provider and Employer. TDD 711. This Institution is an Equal Opportuni ty Provider. OAKWOOD GROVE APTS -1 BR $576/ month, 2 BR $638/ month & 3 BR $672/ month apartments. Section 8 accepted. Central heat/air, car pet, blinds, laundry on site. Rental assis tance available for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386698-2513 TDD 1800955-8771. 629 Gumby Court in Crescent City. Equal Housing Opportunity. This in stitution is an equal opportunity provid er & employer. TFN NEW HOPE VIL LAS APARTMENTS FARM WORKERS 100 New Hope Ave STE A, Seville, FL 32190. 2BR $606/ month, 3BR $666/ month, 4BR $701/ month. Rental assis tance available for those who qualify. Now accepting Sec tion 8 Call Patty at 386-749-0075. Cur rently running rent special. This institu tion is an equal op portunity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR TUNITY TDD PHONE 1-800-955-8771 TFN LAKEVIEW GROVE APTS. 62 or older, dis abled or handicapped regardless of age, with or without children. 1 BR 502/month & 2 BR $612/month. Central heat/air, blinds. Section 8 accepted. Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify. Call Lu cretia 386-698-2513. TTD 1-800-955-8771. 629 Gunby Court in Crescent City. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity pro vider & employer. TFN 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 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. 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