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Back by popular demand! Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for this years Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort to r aise money and aware ness in the ght to end hunger. Members of the Florida Club of the Arts will host the event on Friday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, 201 North 1st Street in Palatka. According to FloArts faculty sponsor Dan Askew, there are a limited number of tickets available for the event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door; however, additional do nations are appreciat ed. Diners attending the event are able to choose from a variety of ceramic bowls handcrafted by students and faculty and enjoy gourmet soups from lo cal restaurants. Proceeds from the event will benet the Feed the Need Food4-Kids program, which helps support the approximately 600 children enrolled in Putnam County schools whose house hold income is considered to be at or below the poverty level. While breakfast and lunch are provided at school for all students, the Feed the Need program provides needy students with food to take home for the weekend, Askew said. Tickets can be purchased at Bramlitts Plumbing and Electric on Highway 19 and at Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. The Empty Bowls Project is a project of 501(c)3 organization. Inside Church...................A5 Community............A3 Faces & Places......B1 Crossword.............B3 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.......B4-5Way Back When....A4 Orientation Class Lane and Road Closures YOUR ADDRESS HERE!For home delivery via the USPS Subscribe TodayOnly $24 a Year! Call 386-698-1644 The Georgetown United Methodist Church is sponsoring a movie and craft night on Friday, June 15 at the Riverview Community Center off of CR 309. Crafting will start at 6 p.m. Come make something for dad! The movie RV starring Robin Williams will start at 7 p.m. There will be food, drinks, and dessert all for free! There will also be a Jam Session on Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your chairs. Hamburgers and hot dogs are the main course. Drinks are free! Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, licensed 1985, will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers in Palatka on Thursday, June 21 at 320 Zeagler Drive, Suite 101 in Palatka. 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 866-642-0962 toll free. The following is a list of road and lane closures that may impact trafc through Friday, June 15. State Road 19 from State Road 100 to State Road 20: Nighttime lane closures Mon day through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for concrete work related to the resurfacing project. State Road 20 from Bluebird Trail to Chesser Monroe Road: Daytime lane closures with aggers Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for drainage pipe repairs. U.S. 17 Memorial Bridge: Daytime lane closures Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance. Photos by Mike Jones The Welaka Police Department and the Florida Forestry Service of Welaka hosted the second Annual Community First Youth Police and Fire Academy. The free summer program ran from Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8. Welaka Police Chief Michael Porath was given a Certicate of Appreciation from the cadets (photo inset) for organizing this years academy. Cadets participated in several activities and heard speakers from the Palatka Police Department, Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce, Putnam EMS, the Department Homeland Security, Florida Highway Patrol, Georgetown Fire/Rescue, Marion County Bomb Squad, Flagler County Mounted Police and Air One Medical Transport. Would you like to talk to the new Pomona Park Mayor? Share ideas? Complaints? Anything you would like to chat about, he will be at Town Hall (Council Room Door) the Saturday after the second Tuesday Council meetings. This will be a monthly event and you can have a one-on-one with Mayor Svingala. Sat urday, June 16 will be his rst Open House from 7 to 9 a.m.! Do not hesitate to bring any of your concerns to him for a one-on-one! Movie and Craft Night Fathers Day Fundraiser Meet the MayorPomona 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! Photo special to the Courier Journal Florida School of the Arts students Lydia Borko, Ana Edwards and Sabryna Hesse show a few of the bowls created by students for the Empty Bowls Project. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, 201 North 1st Street in Palatka. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance at Bramlitts Plumbing and Electric or at FloArts. Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Founders DayThere will be a Fathers Day barbecue fundraiser at the Putnam Health and Fitness Center in Pomona Park on Sunday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hawg Wash will be furnishing the 10-12 pound smoked Boston butt or full rack of smoked St. Louis ribs. Contact the tness center at 386-649-8784 to pre-order your barbecue.Scout ReportPack 957 learn about scouting and more. Page A4 Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898 namcountycourierjournal Photos by Mike JonesThe Crescent City Lions Club hosted a club visit from their District Governor, Diane Melnick, on Thursday, June 7 at the A. Phillip Randolf Gallery in Crescent City. During the visit Angel Duke, the Crescent City Lions Club President was honored with the Lions Crusader Award. The Crusader award is one of the top awards given to members for outstanding service to their community. (Top photo left to right) Larry Masters, Palatka Lions Club President, Angel Duke, President Crescent City Lions Club, Diane Melnick, Lions Club District Governor, Brett Peterson, Mayor Crescent City, Robert Melnick, Lions Club past District Governor. 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Six-year-old Emily showed up at our house because she was hungry. She became a wonderful part of our lives, and when she asked me if she could go to church with us, I braved my way past her stepdads dogs to get permission. But now came the hard part getting Emily ready for church. I knew I needed help in this endeavor, so I approached our old Polish landlady, Mrs. Salak, about it. She was a very proper woman, and her eyebrows always rose when she heard Emilys swearing. So, when I asked Mrs. Salak if shed help, her ready agreement to do so caught me by surprise. I would love to take on that challenge, she said. She searched through the dresses from her own daughters youth, and found one, probably from the 50s. It was a beautiful flower print. Emily began to question whether she wanted to go through with this when Mrs. Salak announced it was bath time. Emily probably hadnt bathed more than once in any given month, and, from her hollering and swearing, I was sure she was getting a first rate scrubbing. But that paled in comparison to the brushing of her knotted hair. My heavens, Emily, how often do you brush your hair? Mrs. Salak asked. Aint never had need of one of those *#&@ things, Emily replied. They were both stubborn, and though Mrs. Salak was firm, and Emily complained, I sensed that Mrs. Salak enjoyed the progress, and Emily enjoyed the attention. I left them to their task and finished my work. An hour or so before church was to start, Mrs. Salak invited me in to see the transformation. And what a transformation it was! Instead of a little girl with long, knotted hair, wearing worn out blue jeans and a t-shirt, there stood a beautiful young lady. I moved Emily to a mirror and stood behind her. So, what do you think, Emily? I asked. I think I look *#&@ stupid, she replied. Well, I think you look like a beautiful young lady, I said. She beamed at the compliment, as did Mrs. Salak. My colleague, Henton, and I had an early meeting at the church. We were waiting in the foyer when Mrs. Salak and Emily walked in. The leader of the congregation, whom we called The Bishop, came over to meet Emily. Emily shook his hand. Im *#&@ glad to meet you, she said. The Bishop smiled and welcomed her. Emily then turned to me. So when do I get to meet God? Well, you dont actually ever see Him here, I replied. Why? she asked. Is He off to a meeting, or helping someone like you always are? I laughed. Something like that. But I knew I had a lot of teaching to do. Emily sat with us through part of church, then she went to the childrens classes. I had her meet the lady in charge of those classes, Mrs. Stanton, and Emily shook her hand. It is nice to have you here, Emily, Mrs. Stanton said. Thank you, Emily said. Its *#&@ nice to be here. Mrs. Stanton smiled and glanced at me, and I knew it was past time for me to visit with Emily about her language. I knew it even more so after church when Mrs. Stanton kindly, but firmly, mentioned that the other children were repeating what Emily said. Later, when I mentioned to Emily that it would be best if she didnt use certain words, she looked surprised and asked why. Because our words reflect the kind of person we are, I replied. And a beautiful young lady doesnt speak that way. Emily agreed to do her best not to swear, and then she asked, When can I find out if God will let me be one of his angels to help other people like you do? He has called everyone to be one, I told her. A person just has to find out how and where. So why do you go to church, she asked, to be better than other people? No, I replied. Going to church doesnt help a person be better than someone else; it only helps them be better than they themselves currently are. Emily smiled. Then I hope I can keep going to church forever. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting June 14, 6 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, July 10, 6 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. Meets 2nd Thurs of the month. 386-698-2525 Town Council of WelakaTown Council Meeting, July 10, 6:00 p.m.Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, July 10, 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 July 10, 6 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 US Hwy 17 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersJune 26, 9 a.m. Regular MeetingMeets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205. County School Board June 19, 3:30 p.m. Regular MeetingMeets the first and third Tuesday in the School Board Meeting Room, 200 Reid Street, Palatka. 386-3290545. 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: 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. 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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.Tax Increase National Aquarium and Zoo Month Summer is here and its a great time to get out there and visit our wonderful zoos and aquariums. 175 million people visit U.S. zoos and aquariums each year and their popularity is growing as more and more people are coming to appreciate the real value these facilities add to conservation and education. These facilities are, for most of us, the only opportunity well have to view animals up close. Thats why many zoos and aquariums offer excellent teaching resources for students and educators. Next to education, conservation is a key mission for zoos and aquariums. Noted naturalist and animal enthusiast Jack Hanna recently wrote a column discussing theyre critical role in protecting species and conservation efforts. Weve been covering and will continue to cover facilities conservation projects, like, SeaWorlds ongoing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate sea lions along the California coast. Check out the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Theyre a good source for information on different facilities found around the U.S. So now that school is out for the summer, get out there and support your areas zoo or aquarium. You may just learn a thing or two! Facts About Aquariums and Zoos: Snooty, who was the worlds oldest captive manatee, lived at the South Florida aquarium almost all his life. On his birthday, a cake of fruit and vegetables was made for him while the visitors sang him Happy Birthday. Snooty died in July of 2017. A Queensland lungfish named Granddad has been living at the Shedd Aquarium since 1933. He is estimated to be over 100 years old. The Georgia Aquarium offers adult only sleepovers so you can literally sleep with the fishes. Tennessee Aquarium has a twitter account that sends out tweets powered by an electric eel. An Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaitya died in 2006 in the Kolkata zoo at the estimated age of 250, meaning that the tortoise was born when King George ruled the American colonies and died when George W. Bush was president. Before Sylvester Stallone hit it big in the movies, he had a job cleaning the lions cages at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. 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 Letters to the Editor A First Time at ChurchDaris Howard Did that Come From?Grasp at Straws It is only since the mid-19th century that we have been clutching at straws. Even more recently, the grasp at straws version has become commonplace, espe cially in the USA. Prior to that, desperate people would catch at a straw. That usage of catch was commonly used in medieval England, by which was meant obtain/achieve; for example, John Wycliffe used it in his 1382 translation of the Bible into English, in 1 Timothy 6:12: Stryve thou a good strif of feith, catche everlastyng lyf By the 17th centu ry, in the King James Version, this had migrated to: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life Our present day ambitions are more prosaic and we only use that sense of catch now to catch trains, buses and, occasionally, colds. A straw was chosen as the height of futility as a means of rescue. Being, as it was, a flimsy and virtually valueless waste product, it was often used as a synonym for the most unim portant and trifling of objects. Dont give/ care a straw was an indication of indifference, a man of straw was an insubstantial adversary, and to condemn someone to straw was to declare them ready for the madhouse. To clutch at straws is now used as a figu rative phrase, to describe any desperate situation. When the expression was coined it specifically referred to drowning. The notion of a drowning man anxiously seeking any port in a storm was first expressed by Sir Thomas More, in A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation, 1534: A man in peril of drowning catchest whatsoever cometh next to hand... be it never so simple a stick. More used the im agery on several occasions, but didnt mention straw in any of them. The catch at a straw version of the proverb is first recorded in the English cleric John Primes Fruitful and Brief Discourse, 1583: We do not as men redie to be drowned, catch at euery straw. The metaphor ex presses futility rather well. Straws do float, but a drowning man would have to be pretty much out of other ideas if he put any reliance on it bearing his weight. Moving on to the 19th century, catch has fallen from favor and we find an early mention of the cur rent clutch at straws version in The NewYork Mirror, 1832: ... as drowning men clutch at straws. On to the 21st centu ry and you no longer need to be drowning or desperate to clutch at straws straw clutch bags have become fashion items. From the Phase Finder: http://www. Did that Did that Did that Come Come Come Come From? From? From? From? Dear Editor: Without data, documentation, or petitions, on May 22 the Board of County Commissioners voted to have a workshop to decide to put the referendum proposed by Jim Padgett on the ballot based solely on his request. This referendum will increase your county taxes by mil, the money going directly to a committee comprised of board officials and appointees. They will disperse this money to any thing vaguely having to do with education (To provide such other services for all children as the council determines are needed for the general welfare of the county F.S.125.901(2)(a)2) that they see fit/deem necessary. Already Putnam County has one of the highest spending per pupil expenditures, $11,700, in the state, a full $3,000 more than highly rated St. Johns County. Clearly throwing money at the educational system is not working. The system is top-heavy with administrators and other non-instructional staff. Change this out-of-balance system, hire more teachers to reduce the number of students per class. When I went to school there was one principal, one assistant principal, one school secretary, one janitor, five cafeteria workers, 27 teachers, and 600 students, grades 1-12. We had clubs, sports, and a band with really nice uniforms, mostly paid for by the school. The education I received was better than a lot of todays college graduates. So youre saying: Well, that was a small school, probably in some wealthy county in a big city and you would be wrong! That school was right here in Crescent City! Think about this and tell your County Commissioner that youre not interested in paying more taxes! Nancy Taylor Crescent City


It was a dark and stormy day .. but the Welaka Womans Club lit up the back room at Shrimps R Us with their last meeting of the year. The meeting marked the instal lation of new officers and as usual, included a whole lot of fun. Outgoing president Jim mie Clark had used Birds of a Feather Flock Together as her theme with a pink flamingo as its symbol. Just a simple, fun idea, not a particularly big deal, right? Wrong !! That pink flamingo thing has grown in so many ways and has become so much identified with the Welaka W omans Club, and has been so much fun that incoming presi dent Debbie Johnson decided to keep the flamingo as her symbol and her theme The Flock Continues. So, in keeping with the flamingo theme, and because of all the difficult times the club had been through in the past few months, and since this particular group of ladies do nothing halfway, the atmosphere was pure fun with lots and lots of pink stuff and flamingos of every imaginable shade of pink in every possible size, shape, design, mate rial decorating that room. Big stuff, little stuff, funny stuff, stuff that moved, stuff that glowed, stuff to wear, and stuff to eat all kinds of pink stuff. There are just no words that I could possible find to fully describe the pinkness and flamingo-ness of that day. But there was a serious side as well with several service awards being presented, the welcoming of a new member, and the installation of officers. Six members wer e presented with years of service pins by Membership Chair Debo rah Johnson: Joyce Weeks, Pat Seita, and Lou Peter, 10 years of Service; Donna Johns and Pat Hrosik, 15 years of service; and June Welsh, 20 years of service. A combined total of 80 years of service to the community and club. Thank you, ladies. And Connie Sparks was welcomed as the clubs newest member. Her sponsors are Martha Southwood and Kat Galloway. Theresa Crockett, GFWC District 4 Director from Green Cove Springs, was on hand to officially install the new officers for Womans Club of Welaka, 2018-2020. And those officers are: President Deborah Johnson, 1st Vice President Jimmie Clark, 2nd Vice President Ruth E Haper, 3rd Vice President MaryDawn Chris topherson, Recording Secretary Zarka Wynn, Corresponding Secre tary Alexa Peronard, and Treasurer Delores Craft. The final official award, Member of the Year, was presented to incoming president Debbie Johnson, and amid tears and laughter and a joyful round of applause, the meeting was adjourned. But it was not the end of the fun .. While the members were served an especially delicious meal by the Shrimps staff, gifts were presented to both presidents, and stories and remembrances of the last couple years were shared as well as some ideas for contributing even more to our community in the years ahead. This meeting was a truly special one that will be remembered by everyone who was there for a long, long time. And even though the Womans Club is on hiatus until September, they plan on having a yard sale on July 28. If you have some stuff of your own that youd like to sell, tables will be available for a small donation. Contact Ruth E at 467-2772 for more information and to reserve a space, and Ill have a reminder with more details in next months column. The Womans Club is not the only place on this side of the tracks thats having fun .. Trivia Nation at Renegades is hopping with as many as thirteen teams playing one night recently. And one of most popular of them is Team Scooter. The rules state that you can play as an individual, but you cannot win prizes unless there are at least two team members. So a really neat lady known to almost everyone as Scooter, is there every Tuesday night. She loves the game and the friendly competition but she doesnt have a regular team, so she enlists whichever bartenders happen to be working that night to make up Team Scooter. And lo and behold, this catchas-catch can team won first place a couple weeks ago and Scooter proudly received the winners trophy to a big round of applause.. A3 See Write Side on page A6 COMMUNITY Linda From the Write Side of the Tracks We Cater To CowardsFULL SERVICE GENERAL DENTISTRY 325-8081 American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka 317 N. Summit St., 386-698-1313Crescent City Flower Bring the sunshine inside with a arrangement A few picklers taking a break in the shade. Back row: Tony Martin, Cathy Kelly-Anderson; Cindy Martin, and Joan Gray. Seated: Julie Rice, Susan Miller, Rai Hawk (on the ground), and John Garrett. Team Scooter with the Renegades Trivia Nation Winners trophy.Usually the one taking the pictures, someone else managed to snap this shot of Hernan Enriquez in mid-stroke on one of the pickleball courts in Welaka. Peggy Williams, Gretchen Schinzel, Carol McGilliard, and Diane Gerry took a short break from playing pickleball at the Welaka courts so Hernan Enriquez could snap this picture. New Member Connie Sparks, anked by her sponsors Martha Southwood and Kat Galloway and Membership Chair Debbie Johnson. Debbie Johnson, quite presidential at the recent GFWC Florida Federation Spring Convention. MaryDawn Christopherson, Paula McCaffrey, Donna Johns, Pat Seita, Ann Turnball, Lou Peter, and Peggy McAninch share a laugh at Jimmie Clark opening some of her parting gifts. Lucy and Anna are all smiles upon completing Kayaking 101. Past and new presidents Jimmie Clark and Debbie Johnson cut the cake to signify the adjournment of the business and the beginning of the food and fun at the Welaka Womans Clubs nal meeting of the year. You can see just a few of the amingos as Debbbie Johnson presents a gift of appreciation to Theresa Crockett, for her part in the installation of new ofcers. And yes, it was a amingo. r rfrn tbn f nr f fnfntbfbrr r The smaller of two catfish Diane Clute caught. The other larger catsh Diane caught.Diane Clutes first redfish.


Way Back When... OUR TO WN 25 years agoJune 18, 1967 Two Corporations Join to Work Titanium Mineral Deposits in Clay and Putnam Counties Camp Corporation and American Cyanamid Company joined to form Titanium Enterprises. The companies started preforming feasibility studies.50 years ago Years Ago...June 18, 1943 Japs Hold Former Crescent Citian Pauline Phillips of Crescent City received notice that her son James Pettit was a prisoner of war of the Japanese at Fukuoka Camp presumably in the Philippines.75 years ago 10 years ago 5 years agoJune 19, 2013 Assist Living Facility Closed Apple House I located in Pomona Park closed after a survey found two Class 1 and four Class 2 violations which moved the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to revoke its licensure and impose a $28,500 fine. June 18, 2008 Two Homes South of City Destroyed by Fire Two dwelling fire occurred the week before in two unoccupied buildings. The first just south of the Crescent City city limits sign and the other on the west side of US 17. The second fire was so hot it melted the mortar. The fires were not thought to be related. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. June 16, 1993 Western Auto to Open A new Western Auto store was scheduled to open on June 21 in Crescent City on 427 Central Avenue at the old Sears Catalog Center. Brewster Green was the owner of both Western Auto and the Sears Catalog Center. 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 Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive NeedsRed Snapper Season OpensSpecial to the Courier Journal From the pages of the Courier Journal of June 8, 1983. Indian Mound Preserved Mount Royal, Welakas major archaeological site, was formally opened and dedicated Saturday afternoon. The brief ceremony marked the more than 1,000 hours of volunteer labor invested by the Northeast Florida Anthropological Society in researching and preserving the 500-year-old Indian burial mound. NFAS installed a state historic marker Saturday at the intersection of C. R. 309 and the Fort Gates Ferry Rd. The mound is on the east bank of the St. Johns River on a bluff overlooking Little Lake George, just south of Welaka and two miles north of Fruitland. The site was originally mentioned in the writings of 18th-century naturalist William Bartram, who visited the mound in 1766 and again in 1781. He called it magnicent and noted that the mound faced an Indian highway about 50 yards wide that stretched toward the north along the river. Ralph Goslin, representing the NFAS on the project, said test pits dug during the restoration efforts revealed a skeleton and copper pieces in the burial mound. Working with Goslin on the mound restoration were Arthur LaFond, Calvin Jones and Bob McMurray and Bob Vickery of the Department of State, Division of Archives, History and Records Management. The land around the mound was purchased in 1977 by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wilcox of Jacksonville with an eye toward preserving the important site. The Wilcoxes later donated the site to the NFAS. Goslin is currently working with Dr. Wayne Smith at the University of Florida to achieve a right-of-way to the mound, which is surrounded by land owned by the Universitys Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The picturesque site was named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973. Eleven Different Sizes from 5x5 to 12x20TWO LOCATIONSBehind Kangaroo on Paradise Shores Road, Crescent City(includes fenced outside storage area) and County Road 309, Fruitland386-698-2002P&FMINI WAREHOUSE STORAGE Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440 325.0460 JoseScout Scribe 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 904-347-8251 Cari Barksdale Paralegal Anything & Everything! A4 Hi everyone! Its Jos Martinez here to report on fun things that our Pack and Troop 957 are up to. I wanted to tell you about a cool thing that happened when I was visiting Idaho last year because it shows how scouts are working together to be better all over the United States. I have been able to do all sorts of things because I am associated with the Boy Scouts and have a scout master that wants to give us lots of opportunities. I have been to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and have gone across the United States by plane and car. Ive seen some really great things. I visited a little church in Pegram, Idaho where they have their few boys participate in Cub Scouts and Scouts. It is really awesome. They had a Pinewood Derby so that their boys could participate. Even though their numbers are small, they join other Packs to make sure the boys are given the chance to learn values too. It reminded me of our Cub Scouts and how hard our leaders work to make sure that everyone has an oppor tunity to learn skills. I saw the excitement as I watched our Cub Scouts win at the District Pinewood derby and was impressed that the leaders in Ida ho would do the same thing as our leaders here and other places. Our Cubmaster says, its all about the boy! I really believe her! Im glad that we have the opportunity to help other people and see how things work. Another thing our Cubmaster says is that We can do hard things. She doesnt let anybody give up and she is always telling us how good we are doing. We call her the Energizer Bunny because she just keeps goi ng. It is great to know that we are part of a bigger organization than just our scout Troop and Pack 957 that are sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Our scouts Troop meets on Wednesday night at six pm at the LDS church. We hope to see you there! You can also go to for more information. Troop 957 Talks About Scouts Health & Medical Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family cant Cash Award. Call 855259-0557 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. Building Supplies SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! 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Visitor and Citizen Communications Speaker is limited to 2 minutes PLEASE COME FORWARD to the podium and give your name and address before addressing the Commission. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations in order to participate in this meeting should contact City Hall at 386-698-2525 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. 6/13/18 The recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21. This year and next year are unique com pared to previous years in that Floridas Gulf recreational red snap per season applies to harvest from both state and federal waters. Anglers shing from private recreational boats will need to have their recreational salt water shing license (unless exempt) and will need to have Gulf Reef Fish Angler on their license (includes those that are exempt) to target red snapper or other certain reef sh in Gulf state and fed eral waters (excluding Monr oe County). You can get this printed on a license at no cost at GoOutdoorsFlorida. com External Website or by visiting any loca tion you can purchase a license. For -hire operations that do not have a fed eral reef sh permit may also participate in this 40-day season but are limited to shing for red snapper in state waters only. These op erations must have State Gulf Reef Fish Charter on their license to tar get red snapper and other reef sh in Gulf state waters (ex cluding Monroe County). This can be done at no cost at a local tax collectors ofce. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has also partnered with Snook and Gamesh Foundation on a new smartphone app specif ically for voluntary reporting of red snapper catch infor mation. This app will be available soon on your phones app store by search ing for iAngler Gulf Red Snapper for private anglers or iAngler Gulf Red Snapper Charter if you are a charter op eration. Using the app is important because it will help us test re al-time data collection. To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including sea son size and bag limits, visit Snappers. The federal season for for -hire opera tions with federal reef sh permits is June 1 through July 21. Federal shery man agers are in the process of collecting input for a season in Atlantic federal waters. Lear n more at sero.nmfs.


PALATKA Tim W. Futch Tim Wayne Futch, 77, of Palatka, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 following an extended illness. Tim was a native and lifelong resident of the Peniel community. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Tim had owned and operated Pumps and Motors, Inc for many years. In his leisure time, Time enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, the outdoors and spending time with his family, especially his grand-kids. He was also a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Futch and Roberta Futch Simmons as well as a sister, Annette Futch Chastain. Tim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jackie Futch of Palatka, two daughters, Melissa Baggett of San Mateo and Pamela Lail of Palatka, two sisters, Nancy Durrant of Satsuma and Becky Galt of Daytona, two brothers, Clifford Billy Futch (Pauline) of East Palatka and Robert Bobby Simmons (Esther) of Palatka, three grandchildren, Tiffany Davis (Kerry), Brody Lail and Bryce Lail and two great-grandchildren, Dakota Davis and Davin Davis. A memorial celebration of Tims life was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Francis Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Sharp officiating. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Francis Baptist Church Building Fund, 155 CR 309C, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Tims Book of Memories page at www.johnsonover Arrangements were entrusted to John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Hazel M. Dukes Hazel M. Dukes, 85, of Palatka, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Consulate Health Care of Orange Park following an extended illness. A native of Lake Butler, she resided in Palatka since 1954 coming from Lake Butler. Hazel had worked 14 years at Central States Diversified and then in retail sales at several area department stores including Carps, Neisners, Belks and at Goodys. She was a member of College Road Church of Christ. In her leisure time, Hazel enjoyed cooking, sewing and puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dukes, a daughter, Joan Columbia and three sisters, Bobbie Woodard, Glenda Mullis and Alma Mann. Hazel is survived by two sons, Harry Dukes (Doris) of Palatka and David Dukes (Lisa) of Spring Hill, Tennessee, two nieces whom she raised as daughters, Gail McKee (Sam) of St. Augustine and Claudia Staton (Rick) of Gainesville, a brother, Danny Green (Kathy) of Palm Coast, a sister, Eunice Saucerman (L.M.) of Worthington Springs, four grandchildren, Mandy Nash (Chris) of Ft. Worth, Texas, Ashley Goode (Tina) of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Tori Rowe (Adam) of St. Augustine and Wesley Walker of St. Augustine, 13 great-grandchildren and her care-taker for 10 years, Annette Woods of Palm Coast. Services celebrating Hazels life were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. C.L. Overturf, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Flowers are gratefully accepted or the family requests memorial donations be sent to the College Road Church of Christ Mission Fund, 400 College Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Hazels Book of Memories page at www.johnsonover Arrangements were entrusted to John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Donna J. King Donna Jean King 62, of Palatka, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Flagler Hospital in St Augustine on June 2, 2018. Donna loved serving the Lord with her husband Jeff at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch for the last 18 years. Donna was the curator of the ranch museum and managed the ranch donor base. Donna will be sorely missed by her immediate family and her extended family at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Billie Clement. Donna is survived by her husband of 42 years Jeffery King, Son Chandler King, Daughter Marcia Trull and her husband John Trull. Donna is also survived by her brother Joey Clement, his wife Serene Clement, their children Rachel Reed and her Husband Nate Reed, Joe Clement and his wife Jill Clement, Hannah Burnham and her Hus band Tahan Burnham. Donna is also survived by two special grand sons William King and Samuel King and great nieces Evelyn Reed and Savannah Clement. Visitation was held at the Johnson Over turf Funeral Home, 307 S Palm A ve. Palatka, FL 32177 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. Af ter visitation the funeral service began at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Oak Hill Cem etery. Dr. Ken Johnson and Pastor Slade Rickels officiated the ser vice. In lieu of flowers Donnas family requests that donations be made to the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condo lences may be expressed to the family at Donnas Book of Memories page at www.johnsonover A rrangements were entrusted to John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. INTERLACHEN Johanna F. Wilkinson Johanna Feagin Wilkinson, 78, of Interlachen passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Crestwood Nursing Center in Palatka fol lowing an extended illness. Johanna was bor n in Long Island, New York and had lived in Interlachen for the past 42 years. She had grown up in Palatka and was a 1957 Grad uate of Palatka Senior High School. She was a public school teacher and had taught Special Ed at Interlachen El ementary School. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with family. She was of the Baptist faith. She was pr eceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Raymond Wilkinson; parents, Er nest Feagin and Sophie Winters Feagin; two sisters, Sally Blevins and Lor etta Hadders; and a grandson, Roger Lee McDaniel. Surviving are two sons, Richard Johnson of Grand Rapids, MI and Lee Wilkinson (Robin) of Aiken, South Carolina; two daughters, Donna Pullium (Michael) of St. Augustine and Lau ra McDaniel (Troy) of Bostwick; a brother, Michael Feagin (Evelyn) of Interlachen; three sisters, Grace Hunt of Palatka, Geraldine Wilkinson (Perry) of Americus, Georgia, and Mary Sheffield (Clif ford) of Bostwick; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Crestwood Nursing Center for their excel lent personal care. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mrs. Wilkinsons Trust Fund Account at T.D. Bank in Palatka. Messages of encour agement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuner Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. INTERLACHEN Brenda J. Richmond Brenda Jo Leitzman Richmond, 67, of Interlachen passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka fol lowing an extended illness. Brenda was born in Martinsville, Indi ana and had lived in Interlachen for the past 40 years, coming from Ft. Lauderdale. She did not let her handicap of being legally blind keep her from doing what ever she wanted to do. She had been a member of P.A.L.S. (Peo ple Adjusting to Lim ited Sight) in Palatka. She had also been a past member of Amer ican Legion Post #293 in Interlachen (Ladies Auxiliary) and a former member of the Unit ed Methodist Womens Group of Interlachen. She enjoyed going to auctions and yard sales and also loved going to the beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Joan Leitzman; and a sister, Elaine Cooper. Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Terry Richmond of Interlachen; three sons and daughtersin-law, Dale Kropf of Pennsylvania, Jim and Becky Lancaster of Interlachen, and Mi chael and Jessica Stagner of Melbourne; two daughters and sonsin-law, Star and Glenn Thomas of Canada and Rosemary and Ben Good of Interlachen; fif teen grandchildren; and one gr eat granddaughter. A Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m. Sat urday, June 9 at Masters Funeral Home in Interlachen with Chaplain David Miller officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Messages of encour agement or sympathy may be expr essed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuner Masters Funeral Home of Interlachen was in charge of arrangements. BARDIN Ronald H. Cribbs Ronald H. Ronnie Cribbs, 70, of Homerville, Georgia and formerly of Bardin, went to be with Jesus Mon day, May 28, 2018 in Homerville. He was laid to rest in Etoniah Cem etery in Bardin. Ronnie enjoyed cane pole fishing, working crossword puzzles and was an avid Alabama Roll Tide fan. A Going Home Memo rial Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Phillip Wilkinson officiating. Messages of encour agement or sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuner Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. MIDDLEBURG Christopher C. Cates Christopher Cory Tur tle Cates, 28, of Middleburg passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his res idence. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements. PALATKA Kemberly Cason Kemberly Ralph James Kem Cason, 82, of Palatka passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Kindred Hospital North Florida in Green Cove Springs following an extended illness. Mas ters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements. CRESCENT CITY Lucille A. Bistan Lucille Ann Bistan, 66, of Crescent City passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her resi dence. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is assisting the family. SATSUMA Jerry A. Blech Jerry Allen Blech, 71, of Satsuma, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home following an extended illness.Arrangements are entrusted to John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. CHURCH 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 Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church South Putnam CampusPalatka Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church Main Campus Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 South Putnam Church............................386-698-1054 Got Hope? Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Obituaries Nueva vida Iglesia de Dios A5 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Mount Tabor Church invites all to join in the Fathers Day Celebration on Sunday, June 16 at 7:45 a.m. Rev. Karl N. Flagg will bring the early morning message. The morning worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Minister Torrie White of Shiloh Church, West Palm Beach as guest messenger, and Lady Karla Wright, First Lady of New St. Paul C.O.G.I.C. Seville, will be the guest messenger for the 12 p.m. worship services. The 7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services will be held on the Palatka Campus on 4909 St. Johns Avenue and the 12 p.m. services will be held on the Crescent City Campus on 608 Randolph Street. The theme for this occasion Although Damaged and Denied, but Now Delivered, Theme Scripture: Psalm 51:7-13. There will be special singing by the Womens choir. Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 New Life Church of God Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564


And while the hikers, bikers, fishermen, and horse people are all trying to keep active despite the heat and humidity and rain, there is no more dedicated and determined group than the St. Johns River Pickleball Group. Who would have believed that this sport and this group would have grown like it has from back in 1993, when our dear friend Mi chelle Mikie Hol land started begging, browbeating, bribing, and even blackmail ing people to . just try it, please, please, please, just try it I know youll like it, she told just about anyone who would listen. And from the original six players that she was able to corral, there are now a plethora of them members in this group. (Dont you love that word? I couldnt get the exact number in time for deadline, but I know theres a bunch of them.) Some are not so young and some are not too old but I swear, they are all fanatics! While they mostly play at their home courts adjacent to Town Hall and the Fire Station in Welaka, they also play in San Mateo, Pomona Park, Palatka, and elsewhere; outdoors when they can, in doors when they have to. They play at least once a week in almost any kind of weath er and travel all over to compete in tour naments, where they h ave a pretty good winning record. I know Michelle has to be proud of her picklers and all she started here. Unfortunately, earlier this year, she had to move away from Welaka so that she could get treat ment for some serious health issues. And, oh, Mikie, how we all miss you! Hope you get better soon and come back home. The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are inviting you to get wet with them this summer by signing up for one of their Kayaking 101 classes. During each three-hour session, an American Canoe Association certified instructor will teach the basics of kayaking kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers. The fee for each class is $24. Each class is limited to 10 participants and there is still space available for the June 16, June 23, and July 21 classes. So, if you are interested in learning to kayak the right way, and want more information, contact Sam Carr at 386-857-3901. My Granny Cam has nothing to share yet but now that school is out or almost out almost everywhere, grannies will be traveling everywhere to visit grandkids and grandkids will be visiting here, so I hope to have some fun photos to share with you soon. I do know that Donna and Eddie Johns have already been to Pigeon Forge and the Biltmore House in Ashville with their granddaughters, so maybe shell send some photos soon.. And finally, a Fish Tale .. I havent heard much about fishing, the weather seems to be keeping most folks off the water, and I havent been out in quite awhile. But the one person I did hear from was, frankly, pretty im pressed with herself, as well she should be. Over a period of about two weeks, Diane Clute caught a big catfish; then a bigger catfish, and then a very nice Redfish, measuring right at 27 inches (all released after the picture-taking, of course). Diane has fished all her life in a lot of places, and caught all kinds of fish, but this was her very first Redfish, so she was pretty excited about it. In fact, I think she carries a picture of it every where she goes now so she can show it to anyone who might be even remotely interested. And shell be back out ther e again soon when her son Blaise gets back down here from Indiana (and hopefully, Ill be fishing right there along side them). Later. Iron Man from page A1 Write Side from pg. A3 A6 Mischievous Comedy Classic MisallianceSpecial to the Courier Journal FREE PHONE EVALUATION386-232-5599100 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, FL 32720 GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE High-potency THC marijuana delivered to your home. No delivery charge. Buds now available. Pure Dab 85% THC extract. 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According to Director Kevin Kelly, Shaw tackles some of his favorite ideas in his unique, contrarian way. Subtitled A Debate in One Sitting, The play is anything but a dry, intellectual exercise, explained Kelly. With surprises literally dropping out of the sky to spark the amorous curiosity of the entire household, Shaws foolish and self-involved charac ters hilariously abandon their decorum and pride in hopes of having their desires fulfilled. To provide a realistic view of life in the conservatory with the Tarletons and their wild array of guests, FloArts Scenic Design Instructor Robert OLeary said that student lighting designer Brittany Posso has meticulously r esearched the time period, space and time of day. Our Kennedy Center Award-winning student (Posso) will be illuminating the show, OLeary said with pride. Because the entire play is set in one location, OLeary explained that the scenery must appeal to the eye to allow the audience to explore it from the moment they enter the theatre. The design and tech students have worked diligently to build and light the scenery and bring the many details to the stage that it takes to provide a realistic setting for a show, he said. High-end designer fashion and rich textures make up the p lays costume de sign. Student cos tume designer Uvenka Jean-Baptiste ex plained, After dis cussing the change in period of the show, I believed that the best way to showcase the luxurious lifestyle of these characters was through high-end designer fashion and rich textures. They express the timeless theme and feeling of the story, while enhancing the romantic feelings between characters. While researching, I came across images of modern cloth ing that pulled from period fashion styles. This idea allowed me to play a bit more with prints and layered pieces while maintaining the classic look I envisioned. While putting these costumes together, I wanted every character to have elements of color to reflect the spring season of the show and to communicate that dreamy sensibility. The cast, in order of appearance, includes Emely Cuestas as Maid One; Emily Skinner as Maid Two; and Gemma Smith as Maid Three; Mitchel Burns as Johnny Tarleton; Alberto Blanco as Bentley Summerhays; Melanie Rodriguez as Mrs. Tarleton; Ashley Leake as Hypatia Tarleton; Noah Peacock as Lord Summerhays; Matias De La Flor as John Tarleton; Alantae Jackson as Joey Percival; Maycee Smith as Lina Szchepanoska and Kevin Figueroa as Gunner. The production staff includes Stage Man ager Alysa Ness; Costume Faculty Super visor Emily Schafer; Costume Shop Manager Tiffany Jordan; Assistant Director Facia Lee; Assistant Stage Managers Chance Baker and Brandy Ramos; Assistant Lighting Designer and Light Board Operator Andrew Stevens; Sound Engineer OLeary; Production Assistant and Prop erties Master Kaylee Dowd; Gymnastics Coach Torie DAlessandro; Scenic Carpen ters, Electricians and Stage Hands: Evan Bowen, Jid Charles, DAlessandro, Dowd, Jeff Parmenter, Bill S. Peare, Posso, Ramos, Rodriguez, Stevens, Jordan Tucker, Mark Wildman and Billy Williams; Costume Construction and Ward robe Crew: Emely Cuestas, Jenna Rubiano and Olivia Willis; Understudies Jahleel Christian, Cuestas, Emily Skinner and Gemma Smith. Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and admin istrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associ ate degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the website at floarts. org.


Your lumbar spine, or lower back, is a complex structure of interconnecting ligaments, m uscles, bones, joints and nerves all working together to provide sup port to your core and offer strength and flexibility. However, your lower back is also susceptible to injury and pain, based on how its used and protected. Mechanical and soft tissue injuries are some of the more common causes of lower back pain, which can im pact intervertebral discs, nerve roots and spinal joints. Lower back pain is a common problem world wide and a major cause of disability. Although several risk factors have been identified, in most cases the trigger remains obscure and a diagnosis difficult to make. Low back pain has an enor mous social, psychological and economic burden on the community and is estimated to affect up to 20 percent of adults in a single year. It is estimat ed nearly 80 percent of the population will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. The pain may be expe rienced as dull, devel oping gradually, or sudden and sharp after an i njury. There are also several bony conditions that can trigger lower back pain, including a herniated disc, vertebral fractures, osteomyelitis and spinal stenosis. Tra ditional treatments have often included physical therapy, pain medica tion and rest. Research again demonstrates application of chiropractic car e alongside some traditional treatments may r educe disability and the use of pain medications. Adding Chiropractic Care May Reduce Your Pain A study that included chiropractic treatments as a component of a multidisciplinary team approach to low back pain in two large mil itary medical centers revealed a reduction in discomfort and disability greater than what was experienced with stan dard medical care. The r esearchers evaluated 750 active duty military service members already being treated for lower back pain. All were re ceiving physical therapy and/or drugs to ease pain and inflammation. The team added chiro practic treatment to half the participants, including spinal manipulation, r ehabilitation exercises and treatment with cold or heat. After six weeks, patients who received chiropractic treatments experienced greater im provements in their lower back pain and less disability than those who did not receive the treatments. Lead study author Christine Goertz, Ph.D., commented on the results: Spinal manipulation (often referred to as Hias chiropractic adjustment) may help heal tissues in your body that form as a result of injury, de creasing pain and im proving your bodys ability to move correctly. It is also possible that manipulation impacts the way your body per ceives pain through either the brain or spinal cord and or decreases pain from muscle strain, inflam mation and or spasm in the muscles next to your spine. Researchers noted low er back pain had a direct and indirect cost of treatment exceeding $234 billion in 2010. Interestingly, the participants who wer e assigned treatment from a chiropractor re ceived only an average of two to five treatments over the six-week study period, yet experienced greater relief than those who did not. Some pa tients reported side effects while receiving chiropractic care, most of which wer e described as joint or muscle stiffness. Those who did not re ceive chiropractic treatments also reported side ef fects, including three who had drug side ef fects and four who had side effects from epidural injections. Results from the study suggest of fering chiropractic care may improve outcomes in those suffering from lower back pain by re ducing pain and im proving function. Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., of Kaiser Per manente Washington Health Research Insti tute, wrote an accompanying editorial, in which he stated: All of these tr eatments have lower risks of harm than medications, injec tions and surgery. Because it has not been possible to predict which patients will benefit most from a specific treatment, trying several of these al ternative treatments to find one that works is a sensible strategy. Lower Back Pain Is a Leading Reason for Opioid Prescriptions In r esponse to a grow ing opioid epidemic fueled by prescription painkillers, guidelines released in early 2017 from the American Col lege of Physicians recommend spinal manipulation and other nondrug tr eatments as a first line of therapy for acute and chronic lower back pain. Nearly 1 in 10 of all pri mary care visits are for l ower back pain, and physicians are increas ingly prescribing expensive scans and narcotic painkillers. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston evalu ated patient care records of nearly 24,000 of fice visits related to simple back pain between 1999 and 2010. The published data revealed physicians had increasingly been prescribing opioid nar cotics, with a rise from 19 percent to 29 percent. In the same period of time, recommendations for over-the-counter painkillers declined from 37 percent to 25 percent. In a survey of over 2,100 physicians from a vari ety of specialties across the U.S., questions were asked about the physi cians beliefs concerning overtreatment and un necessary medical care. By their own admission, the participating physi cians describe overtreatment of their patients as common and that 22 pe rcent of prescription medications, 24 percent of tests and 11 percent of procedures were un necessarily prescribed despite years of emphasis from the health care industry to control costs by cutting out unneces sary procedures. The most common reason cited for overtreatment was fear of malpractice and pressure fr om patients. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or nonorganic, which means the pain is not caused by seri ous conditions such as i nflammatory arthritis, infection or fracture. This type of pain usually gets better within three months with gentle ex ercise, proper body mechanics and anti-inflammatory lifestyle choices. Pr escriptions of opioid painkillers may begin with lower back pain, but in an analysis by CNN and Harvard research ers, data revealed that in 2014 and 2015 hundreds of doctors received an excess of $25,000 each from opioid manufactur ers for the prescription of medications. Those who pr escribed the most opi oids received the largest payments. In those two years, at least one doctor received more than $1 million. In an assessment of the link between payments from drug companies and prescription habits, the team reviewed data from two federal government sources, one tracking government drug com pany payments to doctors and the other tracking prescriptions made to Medicar e patients. Of the 811,000 doctors who wrote prescriptions for Medicare recipients during 2014 and 2015, more than 200,000 pre scribed opioids and received payments from the drug makers Lower Back Pain Is Re lated to How You Use Your Back W hile guidelines from the American College of Physicians for treatment of low back pain were recently released, in an accompanying commen tary on the research from Beth Israel Deaconess, Dr. Donald Casey r emarked guidelines had previously conflicted on back pain treatment and it takes 17 years, on av erage, for new treatment standards to be widely adopted. The combination of a lengthy time for guide lines to be adopted and kickback schemes from opioid manufactur ers may mean greater r esponsibility lies on your shoulders to direct your health care away from narcotic painkill ers and avoid poten tial life-threatening and damaging addiction. By r educing your lower back pain, chiropractic care may have a signifi cant impact on the opioid crisis. Many chir opractors are adept at evaluating how you use your back thr ough analysis of your posture while sit ting, standing and walking, as well as a thorough physical examination. Recommendations will often include gentle exer cises and stretches, as well as improving me chanical use and posture of your core muscles. The recommendations and guidelines you re ceive from your chiro practor will be individualized to your specific case. However, there are some preventive mea sures you may take each day in order to reduce your risk of experiencing lower back pain or injury during activity. Posture Walk, sit and stand with good posture, keeping your weight balanced, your core muscles en gaged, a slight curve in your lumbar back, shoulders back and your head balanced over your shoulders as if there were a string attached to your head pulling toward the sky. Dont slouch when standing or sitting. Re member to keep your shoulders back, cor e muscles engaged and feet flat to the floor while sitting. Dont sit with one leg tucked under the other as it shortens mus cles in your lower back and incr eases your risk for discomfort and pain. Wear comfortable, lowheeled shoes to reduce strain on your lumbar back. Flexibility Always stretch before any strenuous physical activity. It would be wise to engage in a regular stretching program to ensure flexibility and re duce strain on the surrounding muscles, tendons and joints. Support Use good lumbar sup port in chairs or cars, which impr oves your subjective measure of comfort and reduces flattening of the lumbar curve. Positions Switch sitting positions at least every 10 minutes to relieve tension; get up and gently stretch your muscles. Chronic sitting is a risk factor for poor health and pain. For more information see my previous article, Princi ples of Natural Posture for Health and Pain Relief. Lift correctly When lifting something heavy, dont bend over fr om your back but, rather, bend your knees while keeping your back straight and your lum bar area supported by engaging your core muscles. Exercise Get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. This improves circulation to your muscles and ten dons, helps strengthen them and control your weight.Its been close to three years since first taking a look at some of the unusual holidays that crowd the calendar. Some seem beyond explanation as to why they are even listed. Before taking a look at some June holidays, lets see how you could add a new holiday to the calendar. To officially add a new day to the yearly holiday calendar you have to prove it already exists before you can even propose it. In other words, prove that people already celebrate the day before it becomes official. Chases Calendar of Events provides a comprehensive listing of all the special activities celebrated during the days, weeks and months of the year. (See: https://rowman. com/page/ChasesForm for the steps to add a new holiday.) Brown ielocks also keeps a current listing of all holidays and obser vances on their website: https://www.brown Now for some of the usual holidays for the month of June that are already on the calendar. Well begin with some observances that last the entire month. June is Adopt a Cat month. Its sponsored by the American Humane Society and also recognizes that there are a large number of kittens that are born this month and are in need of forever homes. A couple of other month-long celebra tions that might be closer to Southerners hearts include June being National Candy, National Soul Food and National Ice Tea Month. Now you have a convenient excuse for eating that extra piece of your favorite candy, a second helping of your favorite food, or enjoying an extra glass of your favorite sweet tea. But Doctor, its not my fault, didnt you know that June is National Candy Month? On a more serious note, June is also PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month. After a trau ma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, you may have Post Trau matic Stress Disorder. If youre interested in learning more or how you can help some one with this disorder, please visit the website listed at the end of this article. Jumping from monthly to weekly observances, this week is National Flag Week, always during the week with the 14th in it, the U.S. Open Golf Tournament and Mens Health Week, both June 11-17, Old Time Fiddlers Week (14-23), Watermel on Seed Spitting Week (24-30) and Lightning Safety Awareness Week (24-30). Looking at the dai ly list of holidays for June 2018 will give you around two hundred fifty different observances. The following is an abbreviated listing of a few of the more interesting ones. June is both the birthday of Superman (June 1) and that of his alter-ego, Clark Kent (June 18). This marks the eightieth year since he was first published in Action Comics #1 in June, 1938. An excellent grade copy sold for $3.2 million in August, 2014. The 74th anniversary of D-Day was last week (June 6) when allied forces invaded Europe on the coast of Nor mandy, France during World War II. June 14 has many memorable observances: Flag Day, the Armys birthday, Family History Day, Blood Donor Day, Nursing Assistants Day and National Bourbon Day. Roller Coaster Day is remembered on June 13 but its probably more fun than June 14 holidays. The following day, June 15, also has a cornucopia of celebrations as well: Global Wind Day, Magna Carta Day, a charter agreed to by King John of England on June 15, 1215. Over time, the charter be came an essential foundation for Parliament a nd legal principles such as habeas corpus and was used to dispute the divine rights of kings, Native American Citizenship Day, Nature Photography day, and National Flip Flop Day. Summer has arrived! Just a smattering of other special days in June includes: Fathers Day (17), Autistic Pride Day (18), Garfield the Cat Day (19), Hike with a Geek Day (20), National Selfie Day and Tall Girl Appreciation Day (21), Baby Boomer Recognition Day and Ugliest Dog Day (22), Makes you wonder why they put these on the same day!, Let It Go Day (23), Descendants Day (24), Global Beatles Day (25), Harry Potter Day (26), National Sunglasses Day (27, Yay, summer!), National Handshake Day (28), Drive Your Corvette to Work Day (29), and Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (30). This is really not followed by anyone but a few scientists, who during some years have to make a minor adjustment of our clocks. This is either done on June 30 or December 31. June is a busy month with so many holidays youre going to need a vacation in July. Which is great, because there are only about one hundred seventy-five different celebrationsand you have an extra day to get them all in, too! Thanks to: http:// www.americanhumane. o rg/initiative/adopt-acat-month/, https:// 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@ and on Facebook: Dunns Creek F antasy Productions, LLC.Almost a Holiday for Everything June 13, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News Chiropractic Visits Have Major Pain Relief Benefits G.A. Teske Staff Writer & FACES PLACES


Meet at Kenwood Boat Ramp Rd in Interlachen for the Full Moon Paddle on Thursday, June 28. The sun sets at 8:30 p.m. Meet at 7:45 p.m. so that you can be on the water by sunset. Be sure to bring a life preserver, a whistle, and a light so they dont lose you! This is a chance to be on the Lake Rodman for a sunset/moonrise. 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! Conversations with Mayor Joe Svingala Would you like to talk to the Mayor? Share ideas? Com plaints? Anything you would like to chat about, he will be at Town Hall (Council Room Door) the Saturday after the second Tuesday Council meetings T his will be a monthly event and you can have a one-on-one with Mayor Svingala. Do not hesitate to bring any of your concerns to him for a one-on-one! The Georgetown Fire Departments All-You-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 Spaghetti 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 class es will be strictly ultra beginner. Call L inda Armstrong at 386-649-5025 for more information or on Facebook at /pomonaparklinedancingwith lindaarmstrong. L ive at the Larimer is every fourth Friday of the month at the historic Larimer Art Center located at 216 Reid Street in Palatka. Live at the Larimer features music groups and solo art ists, followed by an open mike. There is coffee and light refreshments for guests. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information call 386-328-8998. Pomona Park Community Market and Breakfast is the rst Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Community Center 200 E. Main St. Members of the Palatka Art League showcase their arts and crafts at a monthly art show and sale the Histor ic Tilghman House on the third Friday of every month. Refreshments are served. For more info, visit www. Line Dancing is every Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. and every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Putnam Health and Fitness Center on 213 Perry St. in Pomona Park. More info: 386-6498784 or Gem City Cottage located on 220 St. Johns Avenue in Palatka will be having multiple adult and childrens art classes during the summer You must pre-register for classes. Call 386-530-2115 to nd out information about classes or to register for a class. Classes run from $20 to $40. 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 2nd & 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 WE LA KA DU PLICATE BR ID GE Friday, 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 GU ARD AUXILIARY MEETIN G 3rd 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 G UE MEETIN GS 3rd Thurs. 7 p.m. Lions Club Interlachen BEE KEEPERS 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 KFirst Tuesday Meeting location: Crescent City Government Building (rear entrance/parking) P.O. Box 425, Crescent City Time: 6pm 386-463-2077 501CRIVER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD 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 Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for 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 KS 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 KE S URVIVORS OF PALAT KA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes Roger 386-916-9530 TAI CHI CLASS Tues. 6 p.m. Georgetown Community Center 386-467-7204 THE EDGAR JOHNSON SENIOR CENTER Tues. 10 a.m. Seniors vs Crime Wed .1:30 p.m. Cane Fu Les sons Wed. 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 GR AM Putnam County Health Department 2801 Kennedy St, Palatka 386-326-3200 24 Hour Helping for Sexual Violence/Abuse 386-983-1358 tial A LADIES AROUND THE LA K E MEETIN G 1st & 3rd Tues. 10 a.m. Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center 114 Saratoga St, Florahome AMERICAN LE GION POST 45 Sat. All you can eat breakfast 8 am 11 a.m. Cost is $7, Palatka AMERICAN LE GI ON POS T 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 Interlachen 386-684-2188 AZALEA CITYCOMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist Church Crescent City S.A.F.E. of Putnam County Adoptions by Appointment Only 112 Normal St. Hollister 904-325-0196 or 904-460-0556 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 KA CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTERMon. Fri. 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 2600 Peters St. Palatka 386-328-0984SECOND TIME AROUND SHOPTues. 12-4, Thurs. 8-12 Community United Methodist Church 126 Highlands Ave, Lake ComoSOUTH PUTNAM CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTERTues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 219 N. Summit St.Crescent City 386698-1944THRIFT STOREMon. & 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 CityPUTNAM COUNTY HOME COMMUNITY EDUCATORS (HCE)2nd Wed. Ag. Building 111 Yelvington Rd., E. Pal. Call Mary Ellen Clifton 386-649-8856AR K A NIMAL RESCUEPet Adoption & Thrift Store 1952 S. HWY 17 Crescent City386-624-3661 arksaves@gmail.comPUTNAM 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 NEW LIFE GR 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 GR OUP Wed. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 301 Cypress Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION GR 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 CE LEBRATION G ROUP Sat. 4 p.m. Howe Memorial Church 252 S. Summit St., 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ADDICTION COUNSELING If you know anyone who is HEALTH AND SUPPORT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCRUISERS Every 4th Sat. 5-8 p.m. 900 Block, St. Johns Ave Palatka BA SS CA PITAL VFW PO ST 10177 3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Meets at F.O.E. Eagles 110Shrine Club Rd Lake ComoBOY SCOUTS TROOP #957 CUB SCOUTS PACK 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 GUILD OF NORTH FLORIDA 4th Sat. 10:30 a.m. Larimer Art Center 216 Reid St. Palatka CRESCENT CITY MOOSE LOD GE US 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 G 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 EAGLES 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 ComoFR UITLAND PE NINSULA H ISTORICAL SO CIETY 3rd Tues. 7 p.m. Culver Rm., Crescent City Library 386-698-1870 G 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 KA DUPLICATE BRID GE CLUB Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch 521 South 13th St Palatka 386-328-0263 CRESCENT CITY DUPLICATE BRID GE C LUB Wed. 9:30 a.m. 604 N. Summit St.-Crescent City Lessons Available 386-698-4496 PALAT KA KI WANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALAT KA NEW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River Palatka PO MONA PARK N EI GH BORHOOD WA TCH 2nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALAT KA LIONS SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS SUDOKU SOLUTION CROSSWORD SOLUTION Dont miss your chance to win tickets to see Jeff Foxworthy at Wild Adventures this weekend...Listen to win! WIYD1260A.M TheMixTheMix Looking for a fax or copy service? We can do it! 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The Florida Forest Service announced today that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13. The goal of the program is to increase the acreage of healthy Longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida by helping non-industrial private forest landowners make the long-term investment required to establish and maintain this valuable ecosystem. The program offers incentive payments for completion of timber stand improvement, invasive species control, prescribed burning, planting Longleaf pine, native plant understory establishment and mechanical underbrush treatments. The program is offered for private lands in the following Florida counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla and Washington in Northwest Florida, and Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Citrus, Clay, Lake, Levy, Marion, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia in Central Florida. Longleaf pine forests are native to the southeastern United States and are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America. Longleaf pines provide high quality wood products and are highly valued for their resistance to damage by insects, disease, wildre and storms. Longleaf pine forests have been dramatically reduced to less than four percent of historical area due to urbanization and conversion to other land uses. Florida is currently home to more than two million acres of Longleaf pine ecosystems, which is more than half of all known longleaf pine ecosystems. Application forms and more information on program requirements and procedures can be found by visiting or by contacting your local county forester. The program is supported through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with funding from the Southern Company, USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resource Conservation Service, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildre on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForestService. com.B3 Special to the Courier Journal The Best Place To Learn Whats Goin On! To Subscribe, Call 698-1644 OR Mail or Bring This Form to:Name _____________________________________________________ Mailing Address ____________________________________________ City ____________________________State ________Zip___________ Telephone _________________________________________________ I READ THE Putnam County CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Solution is on B2. Florida Forest Service Announces Long Leaf Pine Program 320




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