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Putnam County School District board member Nichole Nikki Cum mings, 41, of Satsuma was arrested Friday, June 22 on a warrant for grand theft following an inves tigation into an alleged retail theft at Walmart in Palatka. A warrant for her arrest was issued by Judge Clyde Wolfe Fri day morning with a bond amount of $2,500. Detectives received an anonymous tip Tuesday about the theft. The tip was based on a social me dia posting where a sub ject identied Cummings as the possible suspect in a retail theft on Monday. Detective Dwayne Foreman contacted the loss prevention special ist at the store who said Cummings was stopped by an employee after she attempted to leave with unpaid merchandise. The loss prevention specialist said the em ployee asked Cummings for her receipt. The re ceipt showed a purchase of $32.07, but the shop ping cart used by Cum mings had an additional $388.39 in unpaid mer chandise. On video surveillance detectives determined Cummings was using a self-checkout line to scan a portion of the items in her shopping cart. After the employee and Cummings sorted the paid and unpaid mer chandise, Cummings left the store with the pur chases on her receipt. During further inves tigation, Foreman found another incident on May 30, in which Cummings made a purchase at the same self-checkout regis ter. On video surveillance Cummings placed sev eral items in a shopping cart including three sh ing poles. However, video shows Cummings did not scan two of the shing poles for purchase. Elected ofcials, no matter what capacity we serve, are expected to hold ourselves to high moral standards, Sher iff Gator DeLoach said. We are supposed to ex emplify the best qualities in our community and serve in the best inter est of those who put their faith and trust in us. It is reprehensible an elected ofcial, who is charged with public trust, could blatantly break the law. Cummings behavior is inexcusable. This is not a black eye on her reputa tion, but rather the repu tation of our community. The Seventh Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Ofce and sheriffs ofce is still investigating the incident and no further information will be re leased at this time. Editors Note: The pre ceding was a Public In formation Release from the Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce. The Putnam County Courier Journal reminds our readers these are alleged crimes and in dividuals named in this article are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, Nineteen Putnam County nonprot organi zations have been award ed grants in 2018 from t he Frank V. Oliver, Jr. Fund for Putnam County at The Community Foun dation for Northeast Flor ida. A $30,000 grant to H abitat for Humanity of Putnam County to sup port the construction of h ousing for military vet erans is the largest single g rant ever made from the endowment. A total of $161,165 was granted, most of it in response to a competi tive application process, w hich was open to all Putnam County nonprof its. Organizations were a sked to make their case for funding in the areas of hunger, education, health care and veterans issues, based on the late Mr. Oli vers desire to improve the l ives of his neighbors and fellow citizens. Numerous grant ap plications were received, a nd the following have been awarded funding for 2018: The American Legion $4,500 Browning Pearce Ele mentary School $9,725 C hildrens Reading Center Charter School $10,000 Florahome Parks and Recreation Association $5,000 Feed the Need of Putnam Co. $5,000 GAL 7 Foundation $4,000 Hunger Fight $5,000 Lee Conlee House $10,000 Lift Putnam, Inc $15,000 Melrose St. Community Center $5,000 Putnam County Bread of Life $4,500 Putnam County Habitat for Humanity $30,000 Putnam County Medical Mission $5,000 Putnam County School District $9,200 Palatka Christian Ser vice Center $5,000 St J ohns River State Col lege 2nd Year Scholar ship $9,990 Anyone can fall victim to drug or alcohol depen dence. Drug and alco hol abuse is devastating American society and its communities. Opioids, prescription or illicit, are said to be behind todays drug overdose deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that from 1999 to 2016, more than 630,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the U.S. Opioids were involved in 42,249 of these deaths in 2016, and opioid over dose deaths were ve times higher in 2016 than 1999. Opioids killed more individuals in the U.S. last year than automobile accidents or gun violence. In Florida, CDC reports that from 2006-2010, al cohol-attributable deaths due to excessive alcohol use were 6,684. On October 26, of last year, President Trump announced that his Ad ministration was declar ing the opioid crisis a national Public Health Emergency under federal law. The president said that effective immedi ately. I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emer gency authority to ght the opioid crisis. Nonetheless, the answer lies not only with government interaction but with for-prot and nonprot community organizations that can address this epidemic, seeking to cure rather than incarcerate, espe cially since recidivism is often seen with those suf fering from addictions. There is a ray of hope. St. Johns Recovery Place is coming to Crescent City this fall. SJRP will be a full service medical and behavioral health treatment and detoxica tion facility that will work together with the patient to create an effective treatment plan, as well as after-care treatment intended to support the patient upon leaving. SJRP has purchased the 8-acre old building on the hill on the north end of town that has been va cant for some years. The SJRP Web site is quoted as saying that they have found A safe, quiet and private facility in the middle of Central Flori da a treatment sanctuary, ideal for a recov ering environment. The facility will be employing dozens of staff person nel including physicians, nurses, therapists, CNAs and many other posi tions from maintenance to housekeeping. Most of these workers will come from Crescent City and nearby communities. We are currently com pleting nal construction and awaiting our Certif icate of Occupancy and our DCF probationary license, says Michelle Smith, CEO of SJRP. If all goes well, they will `open their doors to prescreened and pre-ap proved patients in Au gust. Smith recently gave an informative presentation, along with her Program Director Catherine Dan iels, at a weekly break fast meeting of the Rota ry Club of Crescent City where business leaders, government leaders and other professionals and members listened and asked excellent ques tions. We are excited about them [SJRP] com ing to Crescent City. It brings jobs. It brings more business. Im ex cited about the econom ic activity for our city, said Bret Peterson, May or of Crescent City and the current Rotary Club president. SJRP is a private com pany that does not treat court-ordered patients. It has a voluntary admis sions policy that accepts insurance and private pay patients. Scholar ships and a sliding scale for those who are unin sured or without funds for treatment are some times available. For more information, visit the SJRP Web site at www. Inside Church...................A5 Community............A3 Faces & Places......B1 Crossword.............B3 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.......B4-5Way Back When....A4 GOPalooza Lane and Road Closures YOUR ADDRESS HERE!For home delivery via the USPS Subscribe TodayOnly $24 a Year! Call 386-698-1644 Learn the game of golf taught through valu able life lessons like honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and responsibility. The Oaks Golf Club is hosting a Summer Jr. Golf Program now through Friday, August 10 for ages 6 through 18. The classes are held every Mon day, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is $30 and $5 for each clinic at tended. For more information call 386-4972512. Meet Republican candidates for Florida At torney General, Agriculture Commissioner, Chef Financial Ofcer Florida House and Sen ate Republican candidates as well as Republi can candidates for County Commissioner and School Board. This First Annual event will be held at the Putnam County Fair Grounds on Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following is a list of road and lane closures that may impact trafc through Friday, June 29. 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. U.S.17 Memorial Bridge: Daytime lane clo sures Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge main tenance.See Grants on page A4 Photo by Robert De Franco Work has begun on the new rehabilitation facility in Crescent City located in the old Inhome Medical building across from Fletcher Park. 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 Lake Rodman for a sunset/moonrise. Jr. Golf Program Red, White and Boom Full Moon PaddleLearn how to keep your trees healthy and happy from storms, moss and dry weather. Be at the Crescent City Librarys Culver room at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 and listen to a one hour talk by County Extension Agent, Prissy Fletcher on general tree maintenance. Take home literature available. Children wel come.Photo special to the Courier Journal School Board Member for District 1, Nichole Nikki Cummings, cur rently under investi gation for grand theft following allegations of stealing from the Palatka Walmart on Monday, June 18.Special to theCourier Journal Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Tree TalkRed, White, and Boom, a pre-July reworks display, will be held in Crescent City on Sat urday, June 30 at 9 p.m. at the public docks and boat ramp on Central Avenue shortly after sunset. Red, White, and Boom is sponsored by the Crescent City Yacht Club. Come down to the city docks! Vacation Bible SchoolScout ReportPack 957 learn to teach and tie knots. 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 First Baptist Church of Pomona Park will be hosting its Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 8 through Friday, July 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All childr en are welcome for Vacation Bible Schools, (2 sections) Crescent City, FL (Includes 7% FL Sales Tax) 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 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 three and what are they doing?Page A3A Ray of HopeNew Rehab Facility in Crescent City Offers Possible Hope for the FutureBlackwater JamSee what this local band has to offer!Page B1 $161K in Putnam County Grants GivingSpecial to theCourier Journal School Board Member Under Investigation Robert DeFranco Community Contributor Whats Going On? Who are these three Scout Report Pack 957 learn to teach and tie knots. Scout Report Pack 957 learn to teach and tie knots. Whats Going On? (Includes 7% FL Sales Tax) (Includes 7% FL Sales Tax) 50 50 50 (Includes 7% FL Sales Tax)


I looked at the menu, and I didnt understand a word on it. I hadnt been in Peru long, and I spoke almost no Spanish. I was traveling with a group from the university, and we were there not as tourists, but to learn. During the first few days the meals had been planned for us, but for this one, we were on our own. I had made my way downtown in Lima and found a restaurant that looked clean and appeared to have local cuisine. The picture of steaks on the front told me they probably served beef. That gave me the confidence that I could order okay. I joined the line of people waiting to order. I listened intently to what each person was saying, but they spoke so fast I didnt understand any of it other than a few numbers here and there. A year in advance of our trip, we each received books of key Spanish phrases along with tapes to listen to. I had studied them diligently. But the speaker on the tapes said everything clearly and slowly. What I heard now was a jumble of sounds to my ears. When it was my turn to order, the menu looked like it was in a foreign language. Come to think of it, it was. But it was even more foreign than I expected. The teenage boy taking orders asked me what I wanted. At least thats what I assume he asked. I didnt have the slightest idea what to order. All of the Spanish I learned just disappeared from my brain. The only word I could think of was banyo (bathroom). That one was drilled into us on the tapes in case we got into a desperate situation. But it didnt really apply at the moment. At least I could read the prices. The numbers were the same as in the U.S. If I could do nothing else, I could consider the cost. Not knowing what else to do, I asked, What would you recommend? The young man looked at me like I had just returned from an alien abduction. No hablo ingles. I had learned the phrase, No hablo espaol and knew it meant I didnt speak Spanish. What he said was close enough that I was sure he was telling me he didnt speak English. I was holding up the line, and I could see that he was getting impatient with me. Finally, the young man called over his manager, and I moved aside so others could order. The manager asked, You order? I thought to myself, Finally, someone who speaks English. Can you tell me what some of the things on the menu are? I asked. He shook his head. No understand. I realized he had just about used up most of the English he knew. I would just have to read off the menu the best I could. I decided that since I didnt know what anything was, I would just order something cheap. If I liked it, great. If not, I wasnt out a lot of money. I looked at the cheap section of the menu, and I determined it must be similar to a value menu at fast food restaurants in the United States. I decided to order from it. Salsa de tomate, I said, trying to sound as Spanish as possible. I was sure the surprised look on his face was due to my good Spanish accent. I had listened to a lot of tapes. That was only a small amount of money, so I thought Id add more to it. I read something else from the cheap menu mostaza. He nodded and smiled. I decided to add one more item. Salsa de chile. He grinned, took my money, and made change. It cost about the equivalent of a dollar. He left and was soon back with my order. He handed me a sack and a cup of water. Agua, he said. With salsa de chile, you need. I looked in the bag and found I had a small container of ketchup, one of mustard, and one that had a picture of five chili peppers on it. Apparently, I had ordered off of the condiments menu. I must have looked embarrassed because the manager grinned. Next time, he said, you go McDonalds and order chicken nuggets. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting July 12, 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 CommissionersJuly 10, 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 July 3, 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. 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: 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 Meteor Watch Day National Meteor Watch Day is observed every year on June 30. Also known as National Meteor Day, on a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star. Daily there are millions of meteors that occur in the Earths atmosphere. When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the earths atmosphere the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot. This shooting star streaking through the sky surrounded by flaming hot air is a meteor. The majority of the meteoroids that cause meteors are only the size of a pebble. Meteors sometimes occur in showers. National Meteor Watch Day is an excellent time to plan for a meteor watching party. Whether it is to catch a few stray falling stars or to watch an entire meteor shower, gathering the kids or a few friends to map the constellations while waiting to make a wish or two is sure to be a fun time. In the Northern Hemisphere, one of the most active meteor showers is the Perseids. Named after the constellation Perseus where the majority of the activity takes place, the meteors are caused by particles released by the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Active from mid-July to late August, the Perseids are known to put on a dazzling display at its peak, especially when the skies are clear and the moon is new. Meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth, and they often disintegrated at about 31 to 51 miles above. Their glow time is usually about a second. A small percent of meteoroids hit the Earths atmosphere and then skip back into space. The chemical composition and the speed of the meteoroid will cause different hues to the light. Possible colors and elements producing them include: A list of meteor shower dates as well as a guide to successful watching can be found on the EarthSky website. 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 Address letters to: Editor 320 N. Summit St., Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to A GringoDaris Howard Did that Come From?A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing A little knowledge is a dangerous thing and a little learning is a dangerous thing have been used syn onymously since the 18th century. The little learning version is widely at tributed to Alexander Pope (1688 1744). It is found in his An Essay on Criticism, 1709 and I can find no earlier example of the expression in print: A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. The similarity of the two phrases is demon strated by what ap pears to be an im promptu coining of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing in a piece in The monthly miscellany; or Gen tleman and Ladys Complete Magazine, Vol II, 1774, in which the writer misquoted Pope: Mr. Pope says, very truly, A little knowl edge is a dangerous thing. Both Popes original verse and the mis quotation of it were pre-dated by a similar notion expressed by an anonymous author, signing himself A B, in the collection of letters published in 1698 as The Mystery of Phanaticism: Twas well observed by my Lord Bacon, That a little knowl edge is apt to puff up, and make men giddy, but a greater share of it will set them right, and bring them to low and humble thoughts of themselves. Again, there is a de gree of misquotation here. My Lord Bacon was the English politi cian and philosopher F rancis Bacon, Vis count St Alban, and what he actually said, in his The Essays: Of Atheism, 1601, was: A little philoso phy inclineth mans mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth mens minds about to religion. So, who coined the phrase? It appears to have been a group effort. Bacon can be credited with the idea, Pope with the learning version and the mysterious A B with the knowledge version. The number of writ ers who were stating variants of a little learning is a danger ous thing in early 18th England is probably a consequence of spread in the avail ability of scholarly works in English. The Age of the Enlight enment, as the period was known, saw a growth in the interest of cultural and phil osophical concerns amongst the middle classes. Discussion of such topics had previ ously been conducted mainly in Latin and been the preserve of the elite. The sight of the hoi-polloi having views on higher matters wasnt wel comed by those who had been classically schooled hence a lit tle learning is a dan gerous thing. From the Phase Find er: http://www.phras Did that Did that Did that Come Come Come Come From? From? From? From?


A Bittersweet Service June 24, 2018 marked the end of the United Methodist Church in Lake Como. Nancy Alvers felt she had to attend this service. She knew her grandfather, Rev. E.H. Brooks, had been the pastor there in 1917-1918 and knew the church was special. The ser vice led by Pastor Lar ry Case, with music by Allan Talmadge, and the friendship expressed by the congregation was a blessing her grandparents would have affirmed. The laying-on of hands by the pastor and members for a member with heart problems was a moment to remember. How sad that such memorable ser vices will no longer be held in the lovely little church that has stood there in Lake Como since the 1880s. The members would love to keep their church. They have supported it, cared for it and have a deep love for it. By agreeing to give up the little church, they will become a Wesley Mission group and be known as the Lake Como Community of Hope. The maintenance company which cares for church property in cases like this has told the congregation they may continue to use the building until December 31. Mary Fortier expressed their thankfulness to Rev. Larry Case, pastor, and to Allan Talmadge, pianist, for their service. Many of the church members thought they were seeing double when they saw Beth Carter and her sister, Mary Lou. Hutchinson, at the church service. Mary Lou is from Oak Hill and has been visiting Beth. Happy Birthday Pomona Park As Pomona celebrated Founders Day once again, we thought wed take a look back at the towns growth through the years. In 1880, pioneer J.H. Cook wrote on a low ridge between two lakes, is the settlement founded six years ago by several Nashua (New Hampshire) familiesThe land, except eight acres, was an unbroken forest. He noted that the hardships of pioneer life had been mostly overcome. The wharf on Lake Dunn (now Lake Crescent) was a mile distant and vegetables.. But at this time cattle, swine and poultry are kept by a majority of the farmers, and milk, eggs and meat are abundant. The lakes abound with black bass. They erected buildings, built roads and fences, and planted orange groves, shade trees and shrubbery. By 1886, the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway ran just west of the little community so the town moved away from Lake Crescent and around the railroad tracks where their or anges could be sent to market. In 1926, Pomona hosted its National Acquaintance Day, when E.E. Bond, president of the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, brought national attention to Pomona. This was a big undertaking with speeches by Flori da Governor John W. Martin; a leader of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America and the United States Secretary of Agriculture. In 1928, Mayor Eula Dunn, although not Floridas first female mayor, was Floridas only female mayor. She said Pomona had almost doubled in population, built 65 new homes, installed water and lights, and constructed a shell road to Lake Broward while improving other roads. In 1945, Pomona became Pomona Park to avoid having mail sent to Pompano, and in 1975, the town needed a new post office. In 1964 the Pomona Park-Lake Como Volunteer Fire Department organized and by 1984, they added first responders. While other small communities decided not to have local government, Pomona Park has always been a progressive community, caring about their schools, town hall, roads, water and sewage, Lake Broward, and other projects. In 1988, the newly formed Beautification Committee initiated their first cleanup effort, and they sponsor their Everybodys Having a Yard Sale each November. This month they are painting the fire hydrants in the patriotic red, white and blue. Her citizens include many outstanding people from the Rev. Henry Byrons who brought veterans on both sides during the Civil War together through his Blue and Gray Day, a nationwide movement, to Admiral Roderick Middleton who was responsible to the design and development of the Polaris missile and commanded the U.S. Noa that recovered Friendship Seven and Astronaut John Glenn Jr. Pomona Park may not be the largest town in Putnam County, but she has always been a leader. Garden of Prayer The dedication of the Garden of Prayer of the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park will be held July 15 at 3 p.m. Plaques donated by Glenn East of the Palatka Memorial Ser vice inform visitors that the garden is dedicated to the charter members of the First Baptist Church in memory of Philip H. Alvers who grew up in the little church on Holly Avenue across from his boyhood home. Kevin Nelson of Nelson Landscape Design Specialties has built an ar bor and is putting the finishing touches on the garden. The cross on the hill bears the names of the charter A3 See Community on page A6 COMMUNITY Beth Carter A Church Closes, a Towns Birthday, and Making Memories 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 People were seeing double with Beth Carter and her sister Mary Lou. The new gates at the First Baptist Church of Pomona Parks Garden of Prayer. Joyce and Joe Svingala with Pat Bergquist at the birthday party for Pomona Park. Allan Talmadge, Pastor Larry Case, Mary Fortier and Jan LaGrow at the last service of the United Methodist Church of Lake Como. r fnt rf bbb t bbbtt t The Crescent City Librarys guests Pinkie Bee & Groovy, and their audience assistant, Travis Wil liam Walters-Brown Kitty Sanders Maluda at the dedication of the Maluda Mentoring Room. Upper right: John Ma luda. Cousins Sharon Granger and Irene Hundley enjoy ing each others company. Putnam Republican Club members helping during the Crescent City clean up day. John Solis and Melissa Sullivan of Ground Thurning Motors. Crescent City Kennel Inc. anks you for Seven Years of allowing us to serve your pets needs! of allowing us to serve your pets needs! 386-698-2777 1952 US Highway 17 Crescent City, FL 32112Open DailySe Habla Espanol Doris Jacobs celebrated her birthday with cake and smiles. Doris Paige visiting her aunt and Monica Sid ney.


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PALATKA Alvie B. Murrow Alvie Butler Murrow, 74, of Palatka, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. He was born in Gainesville and had been a lifelong resident of Putnam County. Butler was a well-known mechanic and had worked many years at Palatka Welding and later at Ditch Witch. He loved talking with everybody and helping anyone that needed it. Butler also enjoyed fishing and gardening but above all, he cherished time spent with his family, especially the grand and great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Mur row and Dorothy Murrow, a brother, Sonny Murrow, a sister, Dessie Langford, a nephew, Terry Mullins and a great-grandson, Dalton Lee Lowe. Butler is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Margie Murrow of Palatka, a daughter, Debbie Blackwelder (Jer ry) of Palatka, three brothers, Johnny Murrow (Diane) and Freddie Murrow (Nadine) all of Bannerville and Stacey Mur row of Hawthorne, two sisters, Betty Mullins of Bannerville and Jeanell Carroll (Richard) of Bannerville, three grandchildren, Tabitha Phipps, Harrison Phipps and Crystal Carter, nine great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ziah, Zachary, Breanne, Kaylee, Chance, McKenzie, Kendell and C.J. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Providence Baptist Church with Bro. A.O. Johns, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Providence Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Butlers Book of Memories page at Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Sue Cothron Sue Cothron, 76, of Palatka, beloved sister and friend, died Monday June 18, 2018. A longtime resident of Palatka, Sue retired in 2008 from the City of Palatka where she worked at City Hall. Sue had been active in several local organizations including the Putnam Coalition of Care, Inc., the Lee Conlee Mural Committee and the Greater Arts Council of Palatka (Larimer Arts Center). She had attended St. Monica Catholic Church. Sue also enjoyed ceramics, sewing and playing computer games (solitaire). She is survived by her companion Derwood Chavis, her step-children, John Earl Cothron and Sherry Stanland and their children, her sisters, Patti Bessell and Janet Welch and a brother, Bruce Welch. Sue will be missed by her family and many friends. No services are scheduled at this time. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Sues Book of Memories page at Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. CRESCENT CITY Vivian M. Golden Vivian Miller Golden, 90, longtime resident of Crescent City, peacefully answered her Masters eternal call to come home on Monday evening, June 18, 2018 in Palatka. The daughter of Eugene and Willie Ann (Smith) Miller, she was a native of Hawkinsville, Georgia, born on Monday, July 18, 1927. As one of fourteen children, at an early age, the family moved to Sanford, and she united with Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ. She met and united in marriage to James C. Golden, Jr., on January 1, 1947 and they briefly resided in Jacksonville and became proud parents of their first son, James T. Golden III. They relocated to Daytona Beach, where she enrolled in Bethune Cookman College (now Bethune-Cookman University), graduating in 1955 with a Bachelors degree in History. They were blessed with three more children; daughter, Dietrich Jean (1949); son, Cornelius Scott (1953); and daughter, Yolanda Monique (1966). In 1968, her beloved husband, Reverend Golden accepted the call to become pastor of Jethro First Baptist Church of Crescent City as Mrs. Golden graciously became Jethros First Lady (for 40+ years). Simultaneously, as Rev. Golden pastored Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Hastings, Golden was Mt. Moriahs First Lady (for 38 years.) Golden subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Florida A&M Univer sity (Tallahassee) and became the first African-American counselor in Volusia County Public School District. In 1977, she founded the Crescent City Womens Civic Association. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune, Golden wanted: (1) to create opportunities for youth to extend their educational pursuits and (2) to provide community programs to benefit senior citizens and those in need. With eight other visionary African-American women of South Putnam, they built, owned and operated the Community Resource Center located in Crescent City. Golden worked and served the churches and community until declining health precluded her. On April 26, 2008, Rev. Golden, her husband of 61 years, preceded her in eternal rest. In 2015, she moved to Bradenton and united with Mount Zion AME church, under the pastoral guidance of her eldest son, Rev. James T. Golden. In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in eternal rest by her six brothers; four sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories: sons & daughters, Rev. James T. (Mildred) Golden, III, Bradenton; Rev. Dietrich J. (Dunstan) Champagnie, Bishop Cornelius Scott (Flacy) Golden, Yolanda M. Golden, all of Crescent City; nine grandchildren, Vivian Louise (James); Faye Jessica-Maurine; Andrew James (Samantha); Alexis Leigh; Cor nelius Scott, Jr.; Regina E.; Maurice (Veronica); Kahreem T. D.; and LyLeigha Oksana; 18 great-grandchildren, Antoinette, Elizabeth; Evelyn; Alexis; Bessie; Jahmai; Maiya; Jimy; Jonathan; Joshua; Cornelius III ; Derrick; Latoya; Marion; Devin; Tyreck; Naomi; London; Alexandra; two greatgreat-grandchildren, Von Tar ius; Xmir Emree-Jawan; two sisters, Bernice Mae Blossom Meeks, Rochester, New York; Dorise Gloristine Dennis, Sanford; brother, Joshua Miller, Daytona Beach; brother-in-law, Willie Demp Dennis, Sanford; loving extended family, Evelyn Golden and Wilhelmina M. Golden; and a host of nieces and nephews; godchildren; relatives; and friends. Public visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Jethro First Baptist Church, 101 Cedar Street in Crescent City. Homegoing Celebration will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church (South Putnam Campus) on 608 Randolph Street in Crescent City. Reverend James T. Golden, Pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Port Tampa, is the eulogist. Golden family condolences: Arrangements entrusted to Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel on 2400 Madison St. in Palatka. PALATKA Dale Edenfield Bro. Dale Pop Edenfield, 77, of Palatka stepped into eternity with Jesus Monday, June 18, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Bro. Dale was born in Columbia City and had lived in Palatka since 1968, coming from Lake City. He was a 1959 graduate of the Lake City Columbia High School. He was formerly employed by the former Macheck Farms in East Palatka and Waynesville, North Carolina for 20 years. He later worked for the for mer Anderson Fertilizer Co. in Hastings. He was an employee of Masters Funeral Home. He was a member of Dunns Creek Baptist Church and his passion was youth ministry at Baptist churches in this area. He was a licensed Baptist Pastor and had served on the AWANA Board of Directors for Northeast Florida for 20 years. Before declining health, he had enjoyed fishing and vacationing in the mountains. He really enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Edenfield; his parents, F.C. and Mildred Edenfield; and a brother, Clinch Edenfield. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Gwen Edenfield of Palatka; two sons and daughter-in-law, Randall and Lisa Edenfield of Lake City, and Michael Edenfield of Palatka; three daughters and sonsin-law, Michelle and Russell Brock of Palatka, Cindy Railing of Palatka, and Tonya and Ron Whitehurst of Interlachen; two brothers, Ronnie Edenfield of Live Oak and Kenneth Edenfield of Lake City; two sisters, Sheila Walker and Katrina Rhoden both of Lake City; nineteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. Calling hours were from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at Lynch Family Life Center at Francis Baptist Church with Pastor Jordan Massey, Pastor Shaun Thomas, and Pastor Jason Sharp officiating. Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Jude Childr ens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL, or a church of your choice. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. PALATKA Martin C. Bentley Martin Carol Marty Bentley, 61, of Palatka, passed away unexpectedly on Sun day, June 17, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Kona, Kentucky, she resided in Putnam County since the early 1980s coming from Fort Myers. Marty worked the past 12 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Palatka Health Care Center. Prior to that, she worked several places including Millers (Hitchcocks) in Hawthorne, Adams Locksmith and then at Eastside Bait and Tackle in East Palatka. Among the things Marty enjoyed in her leisure time were playing Bingo, fishing, bowling, card games, scratch-off lottery and playing the fish tables. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Thomas and Rosie Brummett Thomas and two brothers, Joe Spur geon and Arthur Thomas. Marty is survived by her loving spouse of 21 years, John Hansford of Palatka, four daughters, Karina Collins (William McDonald) of Palatka, Dorothy Fuller (Vincent) of McDonough, Georgia, Kimberly Helmick (Jason) of Grand Junction, Colorado and Misty Reese (Ronnie) of Er win, Tennessee, her adopted daughter, Danielle Hill (Randy) of Interlachen, seven brothers, Frank Spurgeon (Shawnee) of Cleveland, Ohio, Bill Spur geon (Thelma) of Petersburg, West Virginia, James Thomas (Clara) of Lexington, North Carolina, Elmer Thomas (Diane) of Cleveland, Ohio, William Walter Thomas (Lynne) of Oak Hill, West Virginia, Gary Thomas (Nadine) of Interlachen and Stevie Thomas (Melanie) of Cleveland, Ohio, a sister, Fanny Arlene Stanley (Buck) of Interlachen, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services celebrating Mar tys life were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Shawn House officiating. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147 or to the Palatka Health Care Employee Support Fund, 110 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Martys Book of Memories page at Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.PALATKA Gary D. Gresham, Sr. Gary Douglas Gresham, Sr., 79, of Palatka, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Palatka. A native of Bun nell, he resided in Palatka for 56 years coming from Flagler County. Gary worked as a heavy equipment oper ator in the Woodlands Di vision at Georgia Pacific for ma ny years. In his leisure time, Gary enjoyed fishing and hunting in Etoniah Creek Hunt Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn E. Gresham. Gary is survived by a daugh ter, Sylvia Sevearance of San Mateo, two sons, Gary Gr esham (Karen) of Bardin and John Gr esham of San Mateo, four grandchildren, Mandy Rigsby (Ryan), Josh Sevear ance, Travis Gresham (Kristen) and Jonathan Gresham as well as three great-grand children, Madison Rigsby, Reagan Rigsby and Kathryn June Gresham. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at San Mateo Cemetery with The Rev. Fa ther Robert Mills officiating. No public visitation is sched uled. Memories and condolences may be expr essed to the fami ly at Garys Book of Memories page at www.johnsonover Arrangements wer e entrust ed to Johnson-Overturf Fu neral Home in Palatka.HOLLISTER Michael K. Walk Michael K. Mike Walk, 51, of Hollister passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Mike was born in Chicago, Illinois and had lived in Hol lister for 21 years coming from Chicago. Mike worked as an automobile mechanic. He was also a ham radio enthusiast where his handle was Mr. Mike. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville, Sr. and Geraldine Walk. Surviving are a brother, Or ville Walk, Jr. of Interlachen and a nephew, Dustin Walk of Mesa, Arizona. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Mel Spe icher officiating. The family r eceived friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Musick and Amos Cemetery in Clintwood, Vir ginia. Messages of encourage ment or sympathy may be expr essed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfu Ma sters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. PALATKA Angela W. Mullins Angela W ingate Angie Mul lins, 55, of Palatka went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Angie was born in Oceanway. She had been a resident of Putnam County for most of her life, growing up in Bardin and later living in Crescent City before moving to Palatka. She was a 1980 graduate of the Crescent City High School. She was very active in the Christian Community in Palatka and helped to es tablish Palatkas own Christian radio station, WHIF FM (Wher e Hope is Found), where she worked as assistant sta tion manager helping station manager Hugh Roland. An gie also helped to establish A Womans Resource Center in Palatka where she served as a volunteer. She was cur rently employed by Rodeheaver Boys Ranch near Palatka wher e she served in various capacities. She loved the boys at the ranch and truly en joyed working with them. Ang ie loved her family deeply and always wanted the very best for them. Her grandchildr en were immensely special to her and they all loved their Nana tremendously. She was also a beloved member of Francis Baptist Church in Palatka. Preceding her in death were her mother, Gail Lee Burnett; a son, Timothy Mullins; and the father of her children, Larry Mullins. Surviving are her father, Leo Abraham Wingate of Jackson ville; two daughters, Stephanie Tepy Mullins and part ner, Kiana Needham of Vero Beach, and Amber Mullins and fianc, Ryan Moore of Palm Coast; a son and daugh ter-in-law, Matthew and Chelsea Mullins of Palatka; a step-daughter, Dawn John son of Hastings; a step-son, Ronald Mullins of Palatka; a sister Donna DeLoach of Or ange Park; a brother, Windell W ingate of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Brysen Mul lins, Belle Mullins, Brayden Mullins, R yleigh Hufnagel, and Asher Moore; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Homegoing ser vices were held at 12 p.m. Satur day at Lynch Family Life Center at Francis Bap tist Church with Pastor Jason Sharp and Br o. Jeremy Rea officiating. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be sent to Angies Go Fund Me ac count at Friends may sign the online r egister at Masters Funeral Home of P alatka was in charge of arrangements. 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 Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel 386-312-0444 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 South Putnam Church............................386-698-1054 Got Hope? Obituaries Nueva vida Iglesia de Dios Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Its time for VBS 2018! This years theme is Game On. Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church cordially invites everyone in the community to come out and join them as they continue to study and learn about Jesus in their 2018 VBS. VBS will be held on both campuses with different dates. Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church joined together with New Saint Paul Church of God in Christ, Seville, has teamed up together to host this years community VBS. Mt. Tabor First Baptist ChurchCrescent City on 608 Randolph Street in Crescent City from Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13 from 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Mt. Tabor First Baptist ChurchPalatka on 4909 St. John Avenue in Palatka from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 from 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 New Life Church of God Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 A5


members and the pas tors of the church while the memorial walk displays the names of supporters of the garden. People who support the gar den and wish to have their names placed in the memorial walk may contact Brother Gary Munson, pastor, or Phyllis Frazee, trea surer. The cost for en graving names on pavers is $50. Pastor Gary Munson r eminds everyone that Vacation Bible School is being offered July 8 through July 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All children are wel come as usual for Va cation Bible Schools, and Rev. John Andes is hosting an adult class for those who are interested. Everyone is encouraged to support the event with service and gifts. Happy Birthday, Doris Doris Jacobs cele brated her birthday with friends at Musselwhites Restaurant in East Palatka r ecently. Driving from her home in St. Augustine, Doris, who used to live in Pomona Park, still attends the First Baptist Church there. A gr oup of church friends including John Andes, Beth Carter, Irene Hundley, Monica Thornton, and Bob bie and Carlyle Walls often have dinner to gether after church on Sundays. On this oc casion, they met with Ir ene, Louise and Stac ey Mew, and Nancy Alvers, for their monthly Mew family get-together. Republicans Keep Putnam Beautiful Members of the Putnam Republican Club helping to Keep Putnam Beautiful last Saturday. Everyone is invited to the First Annual Republican Election at the Putnam County Fairgrounds this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Summer Library Program The Summer Li brary Program happily thanks their spe cial guest, Pinkie Bee & Groovy, and their audience assistant, Travis William Wal ters-Brown, for their wonder ful program. Their patrons enjoyed a sensational event, filled with various magic tricks and music. They hope this delightful occasion will mark a continued suc cess with their Summer Library Program. Cousins Ir ene Hundley enjoyed the company of her cousin Sharon Granger. Sharon had been ill for several years and it was a pleasur e for the ladies to renew memo ries. She was at Irenes home in Pomona Park for a week befor e leav ing for her daughters home in W inter House. While Sharons daughter and her husband ar e on a cruise, she will be house-sitting. The Maluda Mentoring Room On Thursday, June 21, the Maluda Mentoring Room was ded icated at Keesler Air For ce Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. The 81st Training Wing is the electronics Center of Excellence for the U.S. Air Force, and the rec reation room provides a place wher e per sonnel can relax. The r oom honors retired Major General John Maluda, now a resi dent of Welaka. The bell at the top on the left side of the pictur e was named the Kit ty Belle in honor of Gen. Maludas wife, Kitty Sanders Maluda. When someone rings the bell, he/she is signaling that he/she is buying the next r ound of drinks. Mrs. Sand ers rang the bell and her husband bought the drinks. Although Gen. Maluda has retired, he is still very active at cer emonies for rank advancements and retirement programs. As a consultant, he is a very active person, traveling to Illinois and Colorado this week and will fly to Ger many in July. Ground Thurning Motors John Solis and Me lissa Sullivan have a new business, Gr ound Thurning Motors, rebuilding engines for 4-wheelers and power sport vehicles. Melissas daughter Erin and her sons, Connor and Logan, ar e planning to vacation in Costa Rica.A Family Get-TogetherDaughters of the J.B. Sanders fami ly in Welaka are happily anticipating the coming get-together at the home where their grandparents and parents lived. Kit ty and John Maluda will host the event at their home on the Old W elaka Road. The Ma ludas will have their daughter Melissa, her fianc John Solis and her four childr en. Jon athan Lonnquest who was married to their younger daughter Jessica, before her death, is planning to visit with his wife Samantha and their son Henry. Ther e will certainly be niec es, nephews and other friends r enewing family ties and friendships. Making Memories Doris Paige came from Barree, Vermont, on June 1 and stayed with her aunt, Monica Sidney, until June 13. Doris is the daughter of the sister of Ear nest Sidney, Monicas late husband, and the ladies had an eventful visit. They visit ed Daytona and St. Augustine. Although Doris has lived near Lake Michigan, she en joyed wading in the Atlantic Ocean and visiting Crescent Beach. They also made the trip on the St. Johns Paddle Boat and the captain invited Do ris to steer the boat, an activity she loved. She has r eturned home now but both ladies have some more beautiful memories to shar e. Town of Welaka Newsletter Newspapers are won derful. They are also expensive, so a little community like W elaka can hardly support a newspaper. It did have one way back in 1907, but most of the time it depends on its news and information being printed in the Palatka or Crescent City news papers. W elaka still doesnt have a newspaper; however, through its water department, Welaka has a great monthly newsletter. When residents receive their water bills, they also get an eight-page newsletter with all kinds of information pertinent to Welaka people. The June issue included dates of importance and items about hurricane pr e paredness, the Sum mer Food Service Pro gram, an editorial on community cats, along with minutes fr om the Zoning Board Meet ing, Code Enforcement Meeting, and the T own Council Meeting. They had a full report on the Drinking Water Quality Report and a reminder for mosquito prevention and protec tion during these rainy days of summer The Town of Welaka deserves a big ovation for keeping their resi dents so well informed. Gr eat work, Welaka. Iron Man from page A1 Community from pg. A3 A6 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. Indica Sativa Hybrid, Vape Creams, Oils, Dry Bud. High-potency THC marijuana delivered to your home. No delivery charge. Buds now available. Pure Dab 85% THC extract. Get YourMedical Marijuana Card WALKIN MEDICAL CLINIC 180530BEACON Putnam Health and Fitness Center Join the Class! Join the Class! Join the Class! 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By itself, aloe oil is not a true, pure oil. It is prepared by mixing the aloe vera plant with a fatty oil. This plant oil basically contains the properties of aloe, from which it is extracted. However, since it is combined with a car rier oil, its nutritional properties may be enhanced or reduced. Most of the health benefits provided by aloe vera come from its water-retaining, fleshy leaves specifically the nutrient-rich gel extracted from them. It is usually the leaves or gel that is used to create the oil. Aloe vera is a perennial plant and thrives in hot, arid environments. More specifically, it is commonly found in North Africa, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean region, Australia, and some areas in the United States. Histor ical records show that aloe vera was an important component in herbal medicine. For instance, the Ebers Papyrus from Ancient Egypt and De Materia Medica by Dioscorides mention the use of aloe vera. The Ancient Egyptians valued the plant as a treatment for infections, rashes, and burns, and referred to it as the plant of immortality. Other civilizations, such as the Arabs, Greeks, and Spaniards, used aloe vera to help reduce perspiration and eliminate body odor. Spanish missionaries often carried aloe vera with them to help treat the sick. Uses of Aloe Vera Oil Aloe vera is commonly used by the cosmetic, food, and beverage industry. It is widely used in personal care products, such as lip balms, lotions, and other skincare treatments. Of course, the aloe vera plant by itself is also a popular skincare agent. Some people use its gel to relieve itching, accelerate the healing of wounds, and as a moisturizing agent. Other uses of aloe vera oil include: to its ability to relieve pain and inflammation. Aromatherapists often mix aloe vera oil with other carrier oils in or der to make use of its healing and rejuvenating activities. can be used as a conditioner to help treat dry scalp and dandruff. bites. This plant oil can also be used to help treat swelling and inflammation caused by insect bites from bees and wasps. uct. Nutrients in aloe vera have been found to aid in the treatment of periodontal disease. Used as a massage oil for the gums and teeth, this oil can help reduce the risk of caries, plaque, and even gingivitis. Composition of Aloe Oil Many of the beneficial compounds of aloe vera gel are transferred to the oil during its production stage. Nutrients you can obtain from the gel and oil include: V itamins C, A (beta-carotene), E (alpha-tocopherol), B1, B2, and B6 (choline and folic acid) Minerals. The aloe vera plant is known to absorb nutrients from the soil. It can provide iron, copper, magnesium, calcium, manga nese, sodium, and potassium Amino acids. Ther e are 20 amino acids in aloe oil, as well as 7 out of 8 essential amino acids Anthraquinones, such as aloe emodin, aloin, and cinnamic acid ester. These have been shown to have antiviral effects Lipid compounds, such as arachidonic acid, gamma-linoleic acid, and other phytosterols Polysaccharides, which are carbohydrate molecules with beneficial proper ties. They have been associated with the potential treatment of tumors and cancer, diabetes, and immune function Benefits of Aloe Oil Because aloe oil contains the health properties of the original aloe vera plant, it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antifungal, antioxidant, and astringent activity. Like aloe vera gel, aloe oil is also known for its ability to promote skin health. It helps the skin heal from sunburn quickly due to its antioxidant properties. Using aloe vera to aid in treating small cuts and wounds is also recommended. Aloe vera is known to fight acne because of its ability to reduce skin inflammations, blistering, and itching. Aloe oil can assist in keeping your skin supple and firm. It may help prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Today, aloe vera is used to ad dress common skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. Its soothing nature makes it suitable to help treat and relieve pain caused by herpes and shingles. Aloe vera is also an effective haircare agent. Aside from helping treat dandruff and dry scalp, the plant can also promote hair growth and help keep your locks strong. When added to tea tree oil, aloe oil can be useful against fungal scalp infections. People with arthritis may also enjoy pain relief with aloe vera. Applying it topically on painful joints can help reduce inflammation. Ingesting aloe vera juice can also provide this benefit, as well as lower blood sugar and cholesterol. This can be particularly helpful for diabetics. There is also a growing a number of studies linking aloe vera to skin cancer treatment and prevention. In one animal research, it was shown that the application of aloe vera gel onto the skin significantly slowed the progression of skin cancer. Additional findings also showed that aloe vera helped trigger the production of melanins and other protective substances that could help protect the skin from radiation and the growth of tumor cells. How to Make Infused Aloe Oil Aloe vera oil is produced through the process of maceration extraction. The plant is soaked in a carrier oil heated to high temperatures. Once the plants cell membranes have been ruptured, the hot oil then absorbs the nutrients and essence of the plant. After a while, the mixture is filtered in order to remove the plant components. In the case of aloe vera, its stems and leaves containing the aloe gel are macerated. The product is similar to infused oil and is not 100 percent aloe vera. Even so, this essential oil is just as useful as its gel counterpart. One advantage the oil has over aloe vera gel is its longer shelf life about eight to 10 months. Fortunately, you can create aloe oil at home. Heres a guide on how to make an aloe vera massage oil infusion from We Love Aloe: Infused Aloe Oil What You Need: gel (either straight from the plant or from a health food store) oil tial oil of your choice Procedure: 1. Mix the aloe vera gel (extract it properly if you use a fresh leaf) with the coconut oil in a bowl. The ratio of aloe vera gel to the coconut oil should be 1:1. an essential oil of your choice to the aloe vera and coconut oil mixture and mix well. Adding an essential oil will give your aloe massage oil an appealing aroma, which will help calm the mind and give your aloe oil more health benefits (which may vary depending on what oil you pick). Suggested oils include r ose, jasmine, pepper mint, or even a citrus essential oil. The essential oil (or two) will help supplement and maximize the medicinal properties of Aloe Vera. in a pot on the stove burner on low heat for approximately 10 minutes. 4. Leave the aloe oil to cool before moving forward. 5. Once the aloe vera oil has cooled, you can start using the oil. Rub it on your body, arms, legs, back, or chest as a moisturizing agent or to relax. 6. Store the oil in a cool, dry place for approximately two weeks. You can also refriger ate the oil to preserve its ingredients, making their health benefits stay stronger for a longer period. How Does Aloe Oil Work? As mentioned, aloe vera oil contains most of the nutritional properties as aloe vera gel. Its safe for topical application as a skin moisturizer or a massage oil. Maximize its benefits by using the product right after you shower or bathe. Your damp skin will absorb the oil more effectively. You may also add aloe vera oil to personal care products, such as soaps, shampoos, lip balms, toothpastes, and skin products. Experiment with different products, but its advisable to first seek the help of a professional aromatherapist.The music poured from Blackwater Jam like a swirling, gale force wind, as they pounded out the strains of Hurricane on Friday night. The local band played their second gig at Brooklyn Boys Pizzeria in Keystone Heights on Commercial Circle in the small town just north of Putnam County. The group, which has been together for two years, consists of up to seven members who play in different venues across the local ar ea. The Blackwater Jam plays music from var ious genres including, Blues Rock, Country and Country Rock, all in the groups style of the Florida back woods. They play a va riety of songs from artists such as JJ Grey & Mofr o, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Sky nyrd, Lenny Kravitz, the Doobie Br others and the Black Crows. They are also working on a number of origi nal songs and hope to have a CD out soon. T heir goal, as stat ed on their Facebook page, is to pour their souls out to all their l isteners each time they perform. Most of the members hail from Putnam C ounty or the sur rounding area and most of their per for mances are local, such as the Palatka Moose Lodge, Hog Waller, Brooklyn Boys Pizzeria, and private par ties. Band members include: Chris W il liams, lead singer and har monica, Jamey Meetze, lead guitar and vocals, Bobby Harris, rhythm guitar, David Duck, drums and vocals, Robert Sharpe, bass guitar Spring Williams, saxophone, and John Avery, per cussion. New bass guitarist, Robert Sharpe, was joining the group for only the second time and brought his sev en string bass, as op posed to the usual four string instrument. The thr ee outside strings give you higher and lower notes than a conventional bass, Sharpe said. Besides the seven string, I also play the four string, six string and some regular guitar. Lead guitarist, Jamey Meetze, brought two Fender Stratocasters one manufactured in 1962, which was his main instrument, and the other from 1996. He plays his electric guitars through a Fender vacuum tube amplifier and two twelve inch speakers. The vacuum tube amps give you much better quality sound than newer technolo gy, Meetze said, and the r eason I take two guitars to a gig is in case I break a string, I just pick up the sec ond and keep going. Br ooklyn Boys Pizzeria, which opened in Keystone Heights in 2012, offers live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings or some other kind of performance. Recent ly, they had a magi cian and a comedian. Another comedy show is scheduled on Satur day, July 7, the artist coming fr om Jacksonvilles Comedy Zone. W e stay really busy when we have en tertainment, Kar en Tonetti said, who, along with her hus band, Nick, are the owners. W ere ba sically a family style r estaurant and we have seating for one hundred fifty-four peo ple, one hundred of which ar e outside, under shelter. Even though it was a hot and muggy eve ning, with many large fans spinning and water misters running, sitting outside, shar ing a New York style pi zza (Brooklyn Boys speciality) and listening to the band per form was still comfort able. They also have a varied Italian menu, subs and salads. As for The Blackwa ter Jam, they are very grateful and excited to be on their musical journey together as a band of brothers shar ing the same passion for good time party music with the flavor of their North Florida roots and heritage. All of us that make up the band appreciate all the love and sup port as we are gain ing momentum on this amazing ride, Meetze said. W e encourage you to help us get the word out by sharing The Backwater Jam with everyone. The Jams next scheduled perfor mance will be at the Palatka Moose Lodge on SR 100 on August 17. Make sure you mark your calendar or put a reminder in your smart phone to spend some time enjoying some great music. Visit their Facebook page to keep up with and Brooklyn Boys Piz zeria website if youd like to make the short drive north on SR 100: G.A. Teske, author of four fantasy nov els and an upcoming young adult historical fiction novel: available at the Courier Journal office. Find out more at www.dunnscreek Email: and on Facebook: Dunns Creek Fantasy Productions, LLC.The Blackwater Jam June 27, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News Refreshing and Soothing Aloe Vera Oil G.A. Teske Staff Writer & FACES PLACES


Meet on Friday, July 27 for the Full Moon Paddle. The sun sets at 8:22. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the southern end of Dunns Creek Bridge for a lovely pad dle around Rat and Polly Islands. Be sur e to bring a life preserver, a whistle and a light. The St. Johns River Bartram Frolic will be held on September 28-30. The St. Johns River Bartram Frolic is orga nized by the Bartram Trail in Putnam County Committee, the City of Palatka, and Putnam County. The festival day will be Satur day, September 29. They invite nature-based tourists and youth to the riverfront to learn about and cel ebrate our National Heritage River and the Bartram National Recreation Trail. Education and recreation are the pre eminent activities. For more informa tion visit http://bartram.putnam-. com. Join the Palatka Social Club every Tuesday for a dance with live music from 6-10 p.m. at the Shrine Club lo cated on 116 Yelvington Road in East Palatka. For mor e information call Jer ry at 386-684-6217. C onversations with Mayor Joe Sv ingala Would you like to talk to the Mayor? Share ideas? Complaints? Any thing you would like to chat about, he w ill 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. Do not hesitate to bring any of your con cerns to him for a one-on-one! T he 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-YouCan-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 Cen ter. 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 / pomonaparklinedancingwithlindaarm strong. 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 artists, 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 informa tion 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.palat L ine Dancing is every Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. and every Thursday from 1011 a.m. at the Putnam Health and Fit ness Center on 213 Perry St. in Pomona P ark. More info: 386-649-8784 or pat & 3rd Mon. 7p.m. 318 Osceola St, Palatka 386-325-5295 PUTNAM COUNTY SHRINE CLUB Fri. 14 oz Top Sirloin, Baked potato, & salad $15 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 E LA K A D U PLICATE B R ID G E 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 U ARD AUXILIARY MEETIN G 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 G UE MEETIN G S 3 rd Thurs. 7 p.m. Lions Club Interlachen BEE K 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 KFirst Tuesday Meeting location: Crescent City Government Building (rear entrance/parking) P.O. Box 425, Crescent City Time: 6pm 386-463-2077 501CRIVER PAR K NEIG 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 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 K 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 K E S URVIVORS OF PALAT K 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 G 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 G 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 K E MEETIN G 1 st & 3rd Tues. 10 a.m. Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center 114 Saratoga St, Florahome AMERICAN LE G I ON POST 45 Sat. All you can eat breakfast 8 am 11 a.m. Cost is $7, Palatka AMERICAN LE G 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 CITYCOMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist Church Cres cent 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 K A C HRISTIAN 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 D owntown Crescent CityPUTNAM COUNTY HOME COM MUNITY 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 MISSIONFree Medical Care for Uninsured1st Three Friday/ mo 114 Amos Rd-Crescent City the month College Park Baptist Church 386-269-9786ALCOHOLICS 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 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 R OUP Wed. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 301 Cypress Ave. 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CELEBRATION 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 E LEBRATION G ROUP S at. 4 p.m. Howe Memorial Church 252 S. Summit St., 24 Hr. Hot-line 1-904-399-8535 ADDICTION COUNSELIN G 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 A SS C A PITAL VFW P O 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 K 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 G U ILD OF NORTH FLORIDA 4th Sat. 10:30 a.m. Larimer Art Center 216 Reid St. Palatka CRESCENT CITY MOOSE LOD G 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 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 EA G 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 R UITLAND P E NINSULA H ISTORICAL S O CIETY 3 rd 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 K A DUPLICATE BRID G E CLUB Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch 521 South 13th St Palatka 386-328-0263 CRESCENT CITY DUPLICATE BRID G E C LUB Wed. 9:30 a.m. 604 N. Summit St.-Crescent City Lessons Available 386-698-4496 PALAT K A K I WANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALAT K A N EW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River Palatka P O MONA P A R K N EI G H BORHOOD W A TCH 2 nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALAT K A L IONS SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS SUDOKU SOLUTION CROSSWORD SOLUTION Be listening to the Morning Shows from 7am to 9am followed by the Swapshop from 9am to 9:30 weekdays WIYD1260A.M TheMixTheMix Gem City Cottage located on 220 St. Johns Avenue in Palatka will be hav ing multiple adult and childrens art c lasses during the summer You must pre-register for classes. Call 386-5302115 to nd out information about classes or to register for a class. Class es run from $20 to $40.


Florida State Rep resentative Bobby Payne, Senator Keith Perry, and the Putnam County Board of Com missioners sent letters to Governor Scott in Mar ch requesting that eight of fourteen census tracts be con sidered Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones, as established in the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, encourage long-term investment and job creation in targeted communities by re ducing federal taxes for job cr eators. The program encourages private investment in these zones by pro viding a federal tax incentive for investors who invest in qualied businesses and pr op erty in these areas. Putnam County will benet fr om having another tool in our economic development toolbox, Representative Payne said. This pr ogram will potential ly allow investors to strategically invest in our community, build on our economic de velopment plan, and assist with bringing mor e jobs and capital investment to Putnam County. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, im plemented by President Trump through the US T reasury and the Internal Revenue Service, allows the Governor of each to state to nominate up to 25 percent of eligible pre-determined census tracts as Op portunity Zones. In April, Gover nor Scott announced his recommendations to designate Opportunity Zone communities acr oss Florida. Governor Scott recommended three tracts in Putnam County. On June 14, 2018, the US Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Ser vice announced the appr oval of three Opportunity Zone designations in Putnam County, along with other zones across Florida and the Unit ed States of America. In total, the pr ogram designated areas in all 50 states. The three approved Opportunity Zones consist of the downtown North and Souths sides Palatka area along with Cres cent City. Once the US Department of Treasury approves a zone, local communities will promote their Opportunity Zones to qualied Opportunity Funds in or der to secure investments and bring additional economic development to local businesses and families. Opportuni ty Funds will be des ignated throughout the US Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Ser vice as eligible based on rulemaking. The Opportunity Funds must invest 90 per cent of their fund in Opportunity Zones to r eceive the feder al tax benets, which will vary depending on the number of years the investment is held in the Zones. Mor e information can be found at: https:// news/press-releases/ sm0414B3 Special to the Courier Journal CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Solution is on B2. Putnam County Receives Three Opportunity Zone Designations Summer BreakSpot Stops CRESCENT CITY Miller Middle School 101 S. Prospect St Anna Baggs 386-698-2227 Middleton-Burney Elementary School 1020 Huntington Rd Tahna Pugh 386-698-1238 Crescent City High School 2201 S. US HWY 17 Alfred Smith 386-698-1629 Meals at the Plaza 205 S. Prospect Street Maribel Sanchez 386-698-4710 Meals on Yellow Wheels Stop #1 700 Grove Ave Vanessa Lara 386-698-4710 Purple Bus 110 Pine Tree Trl Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Purple Bus Stop #1 1470 CR 308 Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Purple Bus Stop #2 148 Tennessee Ave Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Meals on Yellow Wheels Stop #6 117 Temple Dr Vanessa Lara 386-698-4710 Meals on Yellow Wheels Stop #7 107 Walters Ct Vanessa Lara 386-698-4710 WELAKA/SATSUMA Welaka Town hall 400 4th Ave Burl Mimms 386-559-0963 Pink Bus Stop #1 602 Minnesota Ave, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Pink Bus Stop #2 106 Euclid Ct, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Pink Bus Stop #3 221 Hickory Nut Trl, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Pink Bus Stop #4 239 E. Buffalo Bluff Rd, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Pink Bus Stop #5 220 Saint Johns Ave, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Pink Bus Stop #6 107 Hamilton Rd, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Blue Bus Stop #2 400 Pickerel Ave, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Blue Bus Stop #5 716 San Mateo Rd, Satsuma Courtney Carter 386-329-0695 PALATKA Christ Witness Church 401 N 13th Bernice Wilson 386-972-8683 Hank Bryan Park 1415 Diana Dr Sandra Gilyard 325-2469 CL Overturf Jr 6th Grade Center 1100 S 18th St Jennifer Wright-Purifoy James A. Long Center 601 N 21st St Odessa Williams 386-329-0132 Robert H. Jenkins Middle School 1100 N 19th St Dana Beckham 386-329-0695 Palatka High School 302 Mellon Rd Bobby Humphries 386-329-0577 Paks Martial Arts Academy 4801 St. Johns Av Kim Burmback 386-325-2110 Rosa K Ragsdale Housing 104 Pine Needle Ct Gwendolyn Gadson 386-329-0132 Carriage Gate Apartments 6501 St. Johns Ave Donna Franklin 386-328-5673 Urban Community Center 2800 Catherine St Yvonne Williams 386-244-9896 HAWTHORNE Shell Elementary School 21633 SE 65th Ave Gioia Fernandez 352-481-1918 Hawthorne High School 21403 SE 69th Ave Angela Jenkins 352-481-1918 Pumpkin Patch Day Care Center 6105 SE 205th St Jeanette Gantt 352-481-1918 Yellow Bus Stop #3 430 Gordon Chapel Rd Courtney Carter 386-329-0695 Yellow Bus Stop #2 157 S. CR 21 INTERLACHEN Interlachen Elementary School 251 S CR 315 Amy Sheriadan 386-684-2130 C.H. Price Middle School 140 CR 315 Nick Albanese 386-684-2113 West Wood Village Apartments 156 Westwood Dr Jamee Johnston 386-684-2360 Yellow Bus Stop #1 224 Duval Ave Courtney Carter 386-329-0695 Yellow Bus Stop #5 362 CR 315 Courtney Carter386-329-0695 EAST PALATKA Blue Bus Stop #1 W. Louis Broer 4th St Courtney Carter 386-329-0695 Blue Bus Stop #2 135 Sweetgum Rd Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Blue Bus Stop #3 124 Lane Rd Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Putnam County 4-H 111 Yelvington Rd Crystal McCazzio 386-329-0318 POMONA PARK/LAKE COMO Call Courtney Carter 386-698-2227 Purple Bus Stop #3 406 W Main St Purple Bus Stop #4 370 Pleasant St Purple Bus 148 Euclid Ave SAN MATEO New Bethel A.M.E. Church 154 N Boundary Rd Sandra Gilyard 386-336-2876 MELROSE Speedville Community Park 875 SE 35th St Larry Ford 352-222-4074For more information about your closest BreakSpot stop please go to http://www. to 877-777.Florida Summer BreakSpot is a summer food program for children and teens 18 years old and younger. Children can receive a free Jenkins Middle School Base Kitchen for Palatka and Interlachen Areas Breakfast: 8-10 Lunch: 11:30-12:30 6/4/18 -7/27/18 Miller Middle School Base Kitchen for Crescent City Area Breakfast: 8-10:30 Lunch: 11-1:30 6/4/18 7/27/18 Bethel Assembly of God 119 N. CR 315, Interlachen, FL Lunch: 10:45-11:15 7/9/18 7/13/18 Interlachen Elemen tary School 3r d Grade Reading Camp Breakfast: 8:15-8:45 Lunch: 11:30-11:45 6/4/18 6/29/18 Summer Band Camp Price Middle School Lunch: 12-1:00 6/18/18 6/22/18 Mobile Bus (Yellow) 224 Dove Street, Interlachen 11:00-11:15 157 S. CR 21, Haw thorne 11:25-11:40 430 Gor don Chapel Rd., Hawthorne 11:50-12:05 187 Bellamy Rd., Putnam Hall 12:3512:50 362 CR 315, Interlachen 1:05-1:20 My Florida My Fu ture Programs In terlachen Ele mentary, Moseley El ementary, Miller Middle 6/4/18 6/28/18 CL Overturf 6th Grade Center Camp Higher Ground Breakfast: 8:30-9 Lunch: 11:15-11:45 6/4/18 7/27/18 College Arms Apart ments 2305 Husson A ve, Palatka Lunch: 12-12:30 6/4/18 7/27/18 James A Long Com munity Center 601 N. 21st St, Palatka Lunch: 11-11:30 6/4/18 -7/26/18 P rice Middle School Bright Minds Youth Camp Breakfast: 8-9 Lunch: 12-1 6/4/18 7/27/18 Rosa Ragsdale Com munity Center 104 Pine Needles Cir cle, Palatka Lunch: 12-12:30 6/4/18 7/26/18 Big Homie Urban Life Center 2800 Catherine St, Palatka Lunch: 1-1:30 6/4/18 7/27/18 Paks Martial arts Academy 4801 St. Johns Ave, Palatka Breakfast: 7-9 Lunch: 12-1 6/4/18 7/27/18 Putnam 4-H Exten tion 111 Y elvington Rd., E. Palatka Lunch: 12-12:30 6/4-7/18 6/25-28/18 7/16-18/18 Palatka High School Football Camp Breakfast: 7:30-8:50 Lunch: 10:15-12:05 6/4/18 7/27/18 James A Long Ele mentary School 3r d Grade Reading Camp Breakfast: 8:15-8:45 Lunch: 11:30-11:45 6/4/18 6/29/18 Mobile bus (Blue) M-TH W. Louis Broer Rd. & 4th St. E.Palatka 11:3011:45 135 Sweetgum & Crack er Swamp Rd 11:5012:05 124 Kane Rd. & Old San Mateo Rd. 12:15-12:30 400 Picker el Ave, Satsuma 12:40-12:55 716 San Mateo & Sportsman Rd 1:001:15 Carriage Gate Apartments 6501 St. Johns Ave, Palatka Lunch: 12:30-1 June 6, 13, 20, 27 (Wednesdays Only) New Bethel A.M.E. Church 154 North Boundary Road, San Mateo Lunch: 11-12 6/4/18 7/27/18 Victory Worship Center 1022 Huntington Road, Crescent City Lunch: 11-12 7/2/18 7/27/18 Visit your local library June 11-July 27, for some Summer learning and fun! Check the lunch serving times for the branch near you! Palatka Public Li brary-12:00-12:45, Monday-Friday Bostwick Public Li brary-12:15-1:00, Tuesday-Friday Cr escent City Public Library-1:00-1:45, Tuesday-Friday Melrose Public Li brary-12:00-12:45, Tuesday-Friday T rinity Episcopal Church (beside Library) 204 SR 26, Mel rose-12:00-12:45, Monday only Interlachen Public Li brary-12:00-12:45 **Meals will not be of fered during the week of July 2-6** ALL SI TES THAT OP ERATE IN JULY WI LL BE CLOSED ON JULY 3 & 4




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