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The Crescent City Com missioners held a meet ing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, S eptember 11. While an other piece of business r egarding a city contract for grass maintenance was discussed at the begin ning, the chief reason for t he meeting was to discuss the recent resignation of Chief Angelo Damiano on August 30, along with two other ofcers who re signed shortly thereafter. A s ource told the Courier Journal that Chief Dami ano resigned over a dif ference of opinion on the ge neral duties and day-today responsibilities of the chief. Damianos resigna tion apparently created a d omino effect since the chief recently brought into the department Walter Melton, the former police chief of Welaka, who later brought in Carlos Olmo, a reported recent police academy graduate. Melton and Olmo resigned short ly after Damianos verbal r esignation was tendered to City Manager Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy made it a point to advise that the chief was not asked to resign, and Damiano de clined to attend a meeting s cheduled for that evening to discuss the job descrip tion changes. T he City Commissioners room was close to capacity, lled with citizens, news paper reporters, Putnam C ounty Sheriffs Ofce (PCSO) law enforcement heads, and a Jacksonville television news team. The main subject matter cen tered around the proposed c hanges in the chiefs job description. Kennedy read from a draft of the proposed job description and an ad to be published seeking candidates for the police chief position. May or Brett Peterson took the p osition that the chiefs job should be a more handson or working chief. This would involve more time on the street and in a pa trol car especially when o ther ofcers are out sick, on vacation, or otherwise not available for their usu al duties. Some commis sioners expressed concern t hat this would not provide enough time for the neces sary administrative work t hat a chief of police must address, especially in a small city like Crescent City. Educational qualica tions were also deliber ated. Some commission m embers felt that a college degree should be mandat ed. Others took the posi tion that familiarity with F lorida law is far more important since law en forcement personnel com ing from other states must d eal with a substantial learning curve in under standing Florida law. A s coring system for each candidate was also sug gested. Mayor Peterson s uggested that the City po lice department work clos er with the Putnam Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce. It was s uggested that I wanted to do away with the Crescent City Police Department in favor of PCSO taking over. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Peter son advocated for a clos er working relationship w ith PCSO in areas such as, more thorough back ground checks for poten tial department person nel and acquiring access t o the Law Enforcement Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System that allows for the coordinated com munication, assignment a nd tracking of police de partment resources in re sponse to calls-for-service. I n addition, SmartCOP tracks assigned and un assigned ofcers, allowing a dministrators and super visors to quickly evaluate pe rsonnel effectiveness, and to identify high crime and service area locations for more effective agency resource management. Several citizens came to the podium and expressed their concerns about the police department and of fered some new ideas. The m ain takeaway theme was that the police department should be guided by a community outreach phi losophy. Business owner K atie Berg expressed her dismay at the relationship between the police depart ment and local business es. After Waters Edge and 3 B ananas were recently robbed, I was very sur prised that I did not hear f rom anybody from the po lice department regarding t hese robberies especially since I am located across the street. It was suggest ed that police should visit b usinesses regularly and make themselves known. Other community mem bers took the position that w hile community policing and involvement is im portant, maintaining law a nd order is the rst prior ity. City resident and pri vate attorney Lisa DeVitto s poke and advocated for hiring a chief that is famil iar with the Neighborhood W atch model that has proved successful in many U.S. cities. Bulletins go out. People are informed. Community skills are re ally important [for police]. W e are blessed that we have our own police de partment. R epresentatives from PCSO spoke to the com missioners and commu nity attendees including U nder-Sheriff Col. Joseph Wells and Capt. Hancel Woods who oversees the South District. PCSO has been most gracious in reaching out to Crescent City and offering support during the hiring process es as well as moving for ward with offering better b ackground checks and the CAD system. Crescent City is fortunate to have the Putnam County Sheriffs Ofces complete support during this vital transition and internal restructuring period. Recently promoted to Sargent, Chad Ward of the Crescent City Police Department will be super vising the current patrol o fcers until a new police chief is hired. At about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 16 deputies and re personnel were dis patched to a fully in volved structure re at 1 16 New York Lane in Lake Como in which two children were be lieved to be inside the r esidence. At the time respond ers arrived at the s cene, the residence was inaccessible and reghters worked quickly to extinguish the ames. The bod ies of two children w ere located inside the home. Sheriffs Ofce de tectives are working t o assist the state Fire Marshals Ofce, who will be leading this investigation. The Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce will not be r eleasing any inter views or further up dates. The state Fire M arshals Ofce is in charge of the investi gation and the Putnam C ounty Courier Jour nal w ill report any further ndings. Detectives were seek ing a person of interest in an early morning ho micide. On Sunday, September 16 deputies responded to a call at about 3:40 a.m. and found a 38-year-old woman dead in front of a 135 Sand Lake Road resi dence in Interlachen. Detectives determined that 38 year old Joseph McKee was a person of interest. McKee was be lieved to be driving a 1990 red Nissan truck with Strictly Business written across the front windshield, the name John written on the passenger window and a Confederate ag on the roof or hood. Mckee was considered to be armed and should not be ap proached. Around 1 p.m. on Mon day, September 17 the red truck Mckee was believed to be driving was found in Alachua County. PCSO believed McKee was now in a black 1995-96 F250 that had been reported stolen in the same area. McKee was later cap tured by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Ofce (JSO) be fore 6 a.m. on Monday, September 17. Early in the investigation detec tives believed that Mckee would attempt travel to the Jacksonville area and contacted JSO. The investigation is ongoing and no further in formation is available at this time. Inside Church...................A5 Community............A3 Faces & Places......B1 Crossword.............A6 Opinion..................A2Public Notices........B4-5Way Back When....A4Kids Fishing DerbyLane and Road Closures YOUR ADDRESS HERE!For home delivery via the USPS Subscribe TodayOnly $24 a Year! Call 386-698-1644 Robert DeFrancoCommunity Contributor The Palatka Art League will be hosting a Multi Family Yard and Baked Good Sale on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 at 324 River Street in Palatka from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The following is a list of road and lane clo sures that may impact trafc through Friday, September 21. State Road 19 from State Road 100 to State Road 20: Nighttime lane closures Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for nal striping. U.S. 17 from Hoot Owl Road to Horse Landing Road: Daytime lane closures with aggers Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for temporary widening of the roadway. The chapter 716 of the Southern Cruisers Rid ing Club will be hosting a benet dice run and 50/50 rafe around Lake George on Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benet Kai and Loraini to cover medical expenses in curred after being hit by a car. The cost is $10 per rider. The run will start at the Cheyenne Salon in East Palatka then will go to PaPa Joes Drive-In on Highway 19 in Salt Springs moving to Castaways in Astor off of Highway 40 then to Renegades in Georgetown with the nal ride back to the Cheyenne. Four local bands will be playing during the day. High roll wins $100 and low roll wins $50. Join the nations largest, single-day volun teer effort for public lands by serving at Ravine Gardens State Park for National Public Lands Day 2018 on Saturday, September 22! Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your community by pulling invasive plant species, maintaining trails, picking up trash, and more. Participants will get free entry into the park for the entire day. Following service, par ticipants will also enjoy a free lunch provided by the parks nonprot Citizen Support Orga nization, the Friends of Ravine Gardens! Your work will help ensure public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy!National Public Lands DaySpecial to theCourier Journal Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community NewspaperMulti Family Yard Sale Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898 Murder Suspect Caught in Jacksonville countycourierjournal Roar Around Lake GeorgeThe Welaka National Fish Hatchery will be hosting their annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, October 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. Regis tration will begin at 7 a.m. and all participants must be registered before setting up at the ponds. Anyone shing must provide their own shing rods, bait, and tackle. This years der by will be a low key event for those who love to sh. So please come out and enjoy a morning of shing and do remember to bring a cooler with some drinking water, and then use your cooler to take your catch home with you. (2 sections) Crescent City, FL Putnam CountyWhats Going On?Who are these three? And what are they doing?Page A3 The Search Begins Special Commission Meeting on Replacing Crescent City Chief of Police Photo by Robert DeFranco Crescent City Manager, Patrick Kennedy, answers questions from a local Fox News reporter regarding the vacant Chief of Police position in Crescent City. Photo special to the Courier JournalMurder suspect, 38-year-old Joseph McKee, was apprehended by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Department on Monday, September 17. Structure Fire Claims Life of Two ChildrenSpecial to theCourier Journal 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. 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 Soccer Coming SoonOver 235 youths try out for South Putnam Youth Sports Soccer League.Page B3Scout ReportTroop 957 goes on trip with old scout leader.Page A4 Photo by Mike JonesSingle-wide mobile home that burned on Sunday, Sep tember 16 in Lake Como in which two, as of yet, un identied childrens bodies were found Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Troop 957 goes on trip with old scout leader. Scout Report Troop 957 goes on Troop 957 goes on trip with old scout leader. Soccer Coming Soon Soccer Coming Soon


My daughter told me she was playing Powder Puff football. I found out the girls played against each other, much different from when I was in high school. I remember Coach gathering us football players in the dressing room before practice on Thursday, the day before a big game. I thought he was going to give us a pep talk, but the topic was about the next week. Okay, he said, Monday is the first day of Homecoming week, so first thing in the afternoon, before practice, we have the Powder Puff football game. Those of you who are starters will be playing, so come here right after you eat lunch. The rest of you are cheerleaders. Hey, Len, I said as we headed to practice, whats Powder Puff football? What rock did you crawl out from under? Lenny replied. Havent you seen a Powder Puff game before? I shook my head. I only started football in my junior year, and besides, my dad needed me for harvest every minute possible in the fall. Well, the starting football team plays against the girls, Lenny said. Wont the girls get hurt? I asked. Dont worry, he replied. Things are equalized in their favor, and they always win. In fact, the boys have never scored a point no matter how hard theyve tried. Youll see. On Monday afternoon, we went to the football field. We had a slight introduction before the game. The first thing I learned was that every boy had one arm, his dominant arm, tied behind his back. We all had flags in our back pockets. The girls were allowed to tackle or grab the flag. The boys could not tackle, but could only grab flags. It didnt take me long to see the challenge. When the game started, the girls opted to receive. I got ready to kick off. But just before I could, our teammates on the sideline who were all dressed in cheerleading costumes from their mothers, swarmed us, and the kick went nowhere. The girls had the ball at midfield. The girls had no rules, and after the ball was hiked, all girls except the ball carrier grabbed a guy and held onto his jersey so he couldnt do anything. Two held onto me. That was when I realized there were more than the normal eleven girls on the field. With the other girls holding onto us, the girl with the ball made a touchdown. It was then our turn to receive. But have you ever tried to catch a ball or pick one up with one hand tied behind your back? It was a comedy of errors, and the crowd roared with laughter. We had barely gotten the ball when the girls all grabbed the boy who had it and piled on him. We tried to defend, but its hard with one hand tied behind your back and girls grabbing your jersey. The game went the same way all afternoon, and the score was 41 to zero. We had possession and came to a huddle for the last play of the game Okay, Lenny said. We cant win, but we could still make history if we can even score a point. We decided to do a big fake. The quarterback would act like he was giving the ball to the halfback, then all of the team, except the quarterback and me, would move to the right with the halfback. The quarterback and I would go left and move quickly down the field. The fake worked beautifully. All fifteen or so girls moved with the team, leaving an open field in front of the quarterback and me. With me flanking him, getting in the way of any girl who came at us, the quarterback moved quickly toward the goal line. It seemed sure that we would score the first points ever for guys playing powder puff football. But we forgot about all of the boys in the cheerleader outfits on the edge of the field. Just about the time we reached the ten-yard line, the boys flooded onto the field and took both the quarterback and me down. Then the girls all piled on to end the game. And so the score stayed 41 to 0. We didnt go down in history, we just went down, and we still laugh about it. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting October 11 6 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting,October 9, 6 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. Meets 2nd Thurs of the month. 386-698-2525 Town Council of WelakaTown Council Meeting, October 9, 6:00 p.m.Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 9, 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, October 9 6 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 US Hwy 17 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersSeptember 25, 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 October 2, 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.Trump Cult National POW/MIA Recognition Day In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the third Friday in September. Every year since 1989 by presidential proclamation, The United States remembers and honors those men and women of the Armed Forces who remain missing in action or who are prisoners of war. We are reminded as a nation to rededicate our efforts to bring our patriots home and to care for our military families awaiting word of their loved ones. The POW/MIA Flag is flown this day over the Capitol, the White House, the Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, the offices of the secretaries of State, Defense and Veterans Affairs, of the Selective Service System, and on the grounds or in the lobbies of every major military installation, every post office and all VA Medical Centers and national cemeteries. In order to comprehend the importance of this day, all you need to do is look at the sheer number of Americans who have been listed as POW/MIAs. According to a 2005 Congressional Research Service report on POWs: 130,201 World War II service members were imprisoned; 14,072 them died 7,140 Korean War service members were imprisoned; 2,701 of them died 725 Vietnam War service members were imprisoned; 64 of them died 37 service members were imprisoned during conflicts since 1991, including both Gulf wars; none are still in captivity According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, 82,478 Americans who fought in those wars are still missing, including: 73,014 from World War II (an approximate number due to limited or conflicting data) 7,729 from the Korean War 1,603 from Vietnam 126 from the Cold War Six from conflicts since 1991 The DPAA said about 75 percent of those missing Americans are somewhere in the Asia-Pacific. More than 41,000 have been presumed lost at sea. 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 Power Puff FootballDaris Howard Where Did that Saying Come From?Tall Stories Tall stories are pieces of verbal exaggeration or boastfulness, which may be in tended to deceive or may be openly bogus and merely intended to amuse. The name was coined in the 19th century in En gland, where the stories were also called Munchausens, after Karl Friedrich Hier onymus, Baron von Mnchhausen. He might sound fiction al, but was in fact a real person, albeit a purveyor of extrav agantly untruthful stories about him self. In the USA, the openly bogus around the campfire stories are known as tall tales and, under that name, have become a distinct and stylized form of storytell ing, becoming ever more embellished as they are retold. Tall tales usually involve a larger-than-life mythical character that accomplishes some superhuman task; for example Paul Bunyan, the gi ant lumberjack who could fell a tree with a single swing of his axe. Tall stories, tall tales and other vari ants, like tall talk and tall writing, were in use in the 19th century. Exam ples of these are: Routledges Every Boys Annual, 1869: Tall stories What the Yankees call tall talk. The playground of Europe, Sir Leslie Stephen, 1871: Tall talk is luckily an ob ject of suspicion to Englishmen. Our usual under standing of tall is that of the OEDs unambiguous definition of more than average length when measured from bot tom to top, and seems like an odd choice of adjective for a fanciful story. The word had been used with another meaning since the early 1600s, that is, lofty; grand. That meaning of tall was used especially with regard to high-flown and flowery lan guage. John Eachard made use of the term in The Grounds & Oc casions of the Contempt of the Clergy, 1670: Others there be, whose parts stand not so much towards tall words and lofty notions, but consist of scattering up and down, and besprin kling all their ser mons with plenty of Greek and Latin. Tall talk was in direct contrast with small-talk. That term, meaning light conversation or chitchat, was intro duced in the 18th ce ntury. Tall talk was what men in dulged in amongst themselves and small-talk when women were present. An early example of that comes in the 4th Earl of Chester fields Letters, 1761: A sort of chit-chat, or small-talk, which is the general run of conversation in most mixed companies. From the Phase Finder: http://www. Where Where Where Did that Did that Did that Did that Did that Saying Saying Saying Come Come From? From? From? Dear Editor: Disrupt, deny, disparage, degrade, debauchery; these words personify the deranged presidency of Donald Trump. Unless living under a rock or captured by aliens, we should know by now that this man is a danger to our nation. Our allies have become adversaries and our adversaries our friends. Democracies are ridiculed and dictatorships glorified. Racism is condoned and a free press is an enemy. Senator John McCain gets denounced and Russias Putin gets embraced. Immigrants are evil and climate change a hoax. When you create your own TrumpWorld, whatever does not fit in it, must be fake. Trumps loyal base are not Republicans. They are an amoral cult, having surrendered Republican values and adopted the amorality of their leader. They have a suspicious loyalty to our country, and none to a political party. Their loyalty is to the Trump Cult. When a Trump political endorsement can swing a recent primary election in Ron DeSantis favor, this is a cult to be reckoned with. Policy, ideology, or guiding beliefs seem unnecessary for them. Doing the obedient bidding of their master is what matters. Republicans have made a Faustian bargain, selling their soul in return for perpetual political power. Benjamin Franklin fretted whether we deserved or could keep our democracy. In Franklins time there were people loyal to England and its Monarchy, even after our independence was won. There will always be those who have a preference for dictatorships. They may be thoughtless, selfish, and perhaps deplorable, but they are part of our messy democracy. Lets hope that in November we can avoid Russian involvement in our elections, and Make America a Democracy Again. Chuck Oakwood Crescent City D.O.G Gets It! Subscribe today! Only $24 a year! 386-698-1644 Subscribe today! Subscribe today! Only $24 a year! Subscribe today! Only $24 a year! 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Friendship Gathering The GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has as the first meeting of the new year a friendship gathering on Mon day, September 10 at n oon with lunch fur nished by the execu tive board. Thirty-seven members and 13 guests attended. This was an invitation for new mem bers and any member who brought a guest was given a prize. Appreciation certificates were given to members for extra pr oj ect accomplished. Gavin McV ey gave a presentation about attending the H ugh OBrien Leader ship Conference in Or lando. Gavin is also an accomplished musician. A very impr essive young man. District 4 Director The resa Crockett attended the program. Lunch was enjoyed by every one and a delicious cake was fur nished for des sert. The meetings for the coming year will be on the second Monday of the month with a covered dish luncheon. All local ladies ar e invited. Breast Cancer Awareness Month W atch for ads in our paper on ways to get involved. Call Mindy at 386-649-2436 for more information or call Elaine Edwards for information on the 5K Fun Run/W alk at 386546-5497. Thanks Dennis It was great to see the article by John Ship ley in the Palatka paper about Putnam County Sherif fs Officer Master Deputy Dennis Jones saving the life of the Vargas baby in Crescent City. My first memory of Dennis was seeing him flying his toy airplane in the middle of Lake Como Drive. I took his picture for the Courier. Years later I ran into him mowing lawns. He showed me the aged ar ticle he had in his truck glove compartment. I have seen him since with Sheriff DeLoach at meetings. Hes very handsome in his uniform. We are lucky to have r esponsible men like Master Deputy Jones in our Sheriffs Department. Thanks Sheriff DeLoach and all your staff for watching out for us. Free Lunch for Senior The Free lunch on Tuesdays for senior citizens at the Crescent City W omans Club is very popular. They have from 45 to 75 or more each Tuesday. On September 11 a member fr om the Crescent City Retirement Home, for mer Apple House, sang God Bless America. He had a beautiful voice and everyone joined in. It was wonderful. Ladies in Harmony Dee, Noni, Jan, and Diane got together last week for the first practice of the new year after a lazy and fun filled summer The Ladies in Harmony will be per forming at different functions during the year. The group is getting smaller, but they ar e still great. Womens Resource Center The Talleys are a southern gospel group composed of Roger and Debra Talley and their daughter Lauren as the lead singer. They have been performing for over 20 years and have had appearances all over the globe. This performance was to benefit the Womens Resource Center in Palatka. Purple Plum Playhouse A play put on by lo cal actors in the newly formed Purple Plum Playhouse will be Let Him Sleep. Dates for the performance will be October 26-28. We will have pictures and more information later, just wanted to let the community know to start getting ready for a fun occasion. Canvas Gypsies The three Ms, Madi, Mike, and Maggie, are new Crescent City residents. Mike built their home at 307 Lake Street with maybe a little help from Madi and Mag gie, their boston terrier. Mike and Madi do boat upholstery, costumes, and more. You name it, they do it. Bunco at Catholic Church Every fourth Thurs day at 12 p.m. there is lunch and Bunco at St. Johns the Baptist Cath olic Church in Crescent City. Five dollars pays for your lunch and Bunco games. Antique Road Show The Gr eats program this month at the Crescent City Library was given by Molly Mor rie who organized and entertained the atten dants. She brought quite a few of her own antiques and some members brought dif ferent items. Susan Frazier br ought a mu sic box from 1886. That was wonder ful. Home of the Month The newest award winner for the Beautification Award for the house of the month was Ludia Per ez on Frainlin Avenue in Pomona Park. The award is given out by the Pomona Park Beautification Com mittee and the winner is given fr ee breakfast tickets to the Pomona Park First Saturday Market Place. On a Spyder Barbara Dionne comes to her exercise classes at the Putnam health and Fitness Center on her beautiful bright blue Can Am Spyder when its not raining. She has been riding since No vember 2017. Way to go! Sorry About that George I for got to mail my brother-in-law George Winterlings birthday card. George has many friends in south Putnam due to his many years on Jacksonvilles Channel 4 as their weather man and being at the Catfish Festival as their on site weather man, which was a require ment for the insurance in case it rained. Anyway, happy birth day George! Also, a belated birthday wish to Matt with Matt and LuAnns Pr oduce. They do a lot for the community fur nishing fresh produce to different organizations and charitable fundraisers. Thanks Matt! We hope you have many more happy birthdays! Barbecue Bingo One of the Crescent City Womans Clubs most popular fundraisers is the barbecue bingo. Theres great prizes, door prizes, grand prizes, dinner, and other fun. Dinner is pulled pork with all the extras plus bingo sheets for the games. Tickets are $15 and can be pur chased from club members or paid at the door. The event will take place on Satur day, Septem ber 29 from 5-7 p.m. The club is located on 604 N. Summit Street in Crescent City. A3 COMMUNITYGatherings, a Hero, and a Spyder Beth Carter We Cater To CowardsFULL SERVICE GENERAL DENTISTRY 325-8081 American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka American Dental Center of Palatka Mike and Madi with their boston terrier Maggie. Gavin McVey, Mindy Estep, and Theresa Crockett at the friendship gathering. The Talleys at the fundraiser for the Womans Resource Center. Womans club members receiving certificates. L to R: Donna Taylor, Theresa Crockett, Paula, Nichols, Judy Szatkowski, Audry Brown, Ellie Moore, Laureen Faulkner, Jan Carter. Moly Morris at The Greats program at the Cres cent City library. Crowd at the friendship meeting. Pomona Park Home of the Month winner Ludia Perez (right) and Judy Szatkowski. Senior Tuesday lunch workers. L to R: Molly, Shei la, Agnes, Shayne, Paula, Barbara, and Ginny. r rfrn tbn f nr f fnfntbfbrr r Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440325.0460 Ladies in Harmony, top: Dee and Noni. Bottom: Diane and Jan. Barbara Dionne on her Spyder at the Putnam Health and Fitness Center. Have Medicare questions? I have answers! T. Carl Harrell Licensed Sales Representative 234 Sportsman Dr. Welaka, Fl 32193 386-336-6553 TTY 711


PALATKA Jean Williams Ina Jean Williams, 82, of Palatka passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. Jean was born at Mary Lawson Hospital in Palatka and had been a lifelong resident of Palatka. She will be remembered most as the friendly and cheerful clerk at Guidepost Christian Bookstore in Palatka where she had worked for 30+ years, retiring in 2014. She considered her work as a ministry. Sometimes she would guide a customer, depending upon their need, to a particular Chris tian book. She was always helpful to her customers and always blessed them with a kind word. She was a 1954 graduate of Palatka Senior High School. She enjoyed embroidery and in her younger days she had enjoyed hunting. She at tended Southside Baptist Church in Palatka. Preceding her in death wer e her husbands, Robert Eugene Hunter and John W illiams. Surviving are a son, David Hunter and Special friend, Trina Wilkinson of Palatka; four brothers and sistersin-law, Bruce Warren, Bill Warren, Jimmy and Jean Warren, and Mike and Deb bie Warren, all of Palatka; a sister and brother-inlaw, Sue and Pete Martin of Palatka; and numer ous nieces and nephews. The family r eceived friends 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sep tember 13 at Masters Fu neral Home in Palatka. Her funeral followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Alan Richie ofciating. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gar dens. Memorial gifts may be sent to Putnam First Cancer Fund, 600 Zeagler Drive, Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneral Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of ar rangements. INTERLACHEN Janice E. Thomas Janice Elaine Thomas, 63, of Interlachen passed away Sunday, Septem ber 9, 2018 at her home following an extended illness. Janice was a lifelong r es ident of Putnam County, having been bor n and raised in Palatka and later living in Interlachen. She had owned and operated Dixons Nursery in Starke. She loved drawing, crafts, and making concr ete yard art. She dearly loved her childr en and grandchildr en. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lucy Thomas. Surviving are a son, Lar ry Allen, Jr. of Palatka; a daughter, Lora Allen (Mike Orabutt) of Interlachen; four br others, Eddie Thom as of Palatka, Sam Thomas of Ocala, Neal Thomas of Palatka, and Ronald Thom as of Palatka; four grand children, Alexis Allen, Bri anna Allen, Christopher Lee Collins, Mercedeze Orabutt, and one on the way. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Robert Derrell Smith ofciating. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements.Jose here to tell you about some of the activ ities that Troop 957 has bee n d oing. We had so much fun reminiscing with Elder Mullins when we were out west working and visiting. Ive included a picture this week of El der Mullins and a couple of us o n o ne of our activ ities. Eld e r Mullins showed us around the trails in the area around his home. It was so awe some. We had a pretty g ood g roup with us that day and we sure enjoyed all the fun! We were able to hike, drive the trails, talk, explore streams, and enjoy each others company! In amongst all the excitement we got to see hail too! That was re ally impressive! A few h o urs into the trip, it started to pour down hail! Thats right... hail in July! Ive nev er seen such a thing! It ha i led so much that I was pretty wet. My hair was white with all the hail that landed on me! Our scoutmaster thought it was great. He took pictures to prove it really did hail on us that day. Oh, and it was great to get to know the other people from Utah that went with us too! We had two other scout families join us. It is nice that we were able to be with them. I enjoy having larg er groups when we have our a c tivities because we get to meet more people and talk about what ac tivities they do in their tro o ps and packs. It gives us ideas of what we can do too. A scout is friendly, cour teous, and kind. Elder M ul l ins and the rest of the people that came on our trip with us certain ly showed us kindness! W e mi s s Elder Mullins but it was lots of fun to see him again. If you want to join us in our activities, please come to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we meet at 6 p.m. every Wednesday night for ages 11-18. Cub scouts meet the second and fourth Wednesday at 4:30. If you need more information, please call 307-413-7723. Troop 957s Trip with Elder MullinsWay Back When... OUR TO WN 25 years agoSeptember 24, 1967 Rebels Tromp Bunnell 42-0 in Season Football Opening A surprised stadium full of fans watched the Crescent City Rebels defeat Bunnel 42-0. Crescent City scored just about ever time they had the ball. 50 years ago Years Ago...September 24, 1943 Women May Be Drafted if They Dont Find Jobs If women dont want to be drafted they had better get busy and find jobs in some essential industry, said George Simmons of the United States Employment Service. Simmons point ed out that the Florida citrus industry provides many essential jobs. 75 years ago 10 years ago 5 years agoSeptember 25, 2013 Atlantic Spir it Takes to the Water St. John Ship Building of Palatka launched their Hull No. 32, named the Atlantic Spirit. The ship was a 160 foot Offshore Sup ply Vessel. September 24, 2008 Fire Destroys Suggs Home Five fire departments responded to a blaze at T.R. Suggs home off of Citron Avenue in Crescent City. The home was considered a total loss. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. September 22, 1993 County Tries Again for South Park Grant The construction start of a south Putnam park was pushed back again. The Putnam County Recreation Committee voted to apply for a $100,000 grant to begin the park. See Obits on page A5 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 NeedsFrom time to time, someone ponders the question How did Cres cent City get started. The pages of the book Family, Community, Business Enterprise, by Edward Keuchel and Robin Sellers, reveals the following: Crescent City Historian Charleton W. Tebeau regards the 1870s as the start of the era of the developers. One of the better-known develop ers was General Henry S. Sanford, former U. S. Min ister to Belgium, who, in 1871, bought 1,200 acres on the southern shor e of Lake Monr oe including the site of the Seminole War Fort Mellon. Despite labor problems in the early years, groves were planted, settlers came in, and the city of Sanford grew. In 1876, another northerner, baking pow der manufacturer Henry A. DeLand of New York, bought land in the upper region of the St. Johns and founded the commu nity of DeLand which be came the county seat of V olusia County. Developers were active in Putnam County as well. In the June 1876 issue of The Semi-T r opical, a tour ist periodical published by carpet-bag ex-governor Harrison Reed, readers wer e told of the new town of Cr escent City which had been established in the fall of 1876 by en terprising proprietors. The author of the article, William Case, noted that the new town was situ ated on the west bank of Dunns Lake, which, he stated, had just that year been r enamed Lake Cr es cent. Case described the area in Eden-like terms: Even during the hot sea son of mid-summer, he claimed, there wer e cool breezes which had a balmy, soft, cooling inu ence, and the thermom eter seldom goes above ninety degr ees. The lake was depicted as the most beautiful expanse of clear crystal water found in this or any other country. Crescent City, itself, was described as a beautiful town, wher e natur e has concentrated so much to please and delight man, to throw around his home the charm and romance of oriental softness, shade and sheen. Case boasted that the town was attract ing the intelligent and rened and projected that it would become Floridas model town. William Cases enthusi asm for Cr escent City was understandable. Although he did not identify him self to The Semi-Tropicals r eaders and gave his ad dress as the Windsor Hotel, Jacksonville, he was, in fact, a member of the development rm of C. R. Grifng & Co., which was pr omoting the new town. C. R. 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MELROSE Linda L. Rouse Linda Lou (Main) Rouse, 69, peacefully slipped from the warm embrace of family and friends Sunday morning, September 9, 2018 at Haven Hospice ET York Care Center in Gainesville, Florida after an extended illness. Linda was bor n in Deland and lived in the Melrose Keystone Heights area since 2009, after spending most of her adult years in the St. Petersburg-Tampa area. She worked as SeniorVP of Oper ations at PSCU. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises, and scuba diving. She was preceded in death by her biological father, Ar thur Watts who passed away when she was an infant; her parents Elwin and Edna Mae Main and her beloved kitty, Sammie. She leaves behind a daughter, Christina Lynn (Jude) Sorano and a son, John Ol iver Thigpin; sisters, Judith Ann Main W illiams and Re becca Jane Main Goodwin; and granddaughters, Alyssa Mae and Julia Dylan Sorano. Graveside services wer e held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sep tember 16 at the Main Fam ily Cemetery at 130 George Main Drive in Pomona Park with Rev. Ricky Bybee officiating. Reception followed on site. Sympathy can be expr essed by signing the online registry at Arrangements were un der the direction of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home in Cr escent City. EAST PALATKA Richard T. Dean Richard Twain Dean, 44, of East Palatka, passed from this life unexpected ly from natural causes on Satur day, September 8, 2018 at Putnam Community Medi cal Center. Born in Palatka, Twain had lived in various places throughout North Central Florida including Hilliard, Callahan and St. Cloud befor e returning to Putnam County a few years ago. Over the years, Twain had worked a number of places including Publix, Disney World and at Moose Haven Retir ement Community in Orange Park. He was a member of the Col lege Road Church of Christ in Palatka. An avid Gator and Bluegrass Music fan, Twain also enjoyed fishing, bowling, mowing, singing and playing Wheel of Fortune on his Wee. Twain was a very loving husband. Each night Twain and Elizabeth would say to each other, I love you to infinity and beyond,.for ever and forever, Amen! He was pr eceded in death by his grandparents, Alton and Eileen Dean, Arnold and Lura Haddock and his step-father L.J. Jack Mc Math. Twain is survived by his wife of just over a year Eliz abeth Tubbs Dean of East Palatka, his mother Helen Haddock McMath of Palatka, his father and step-moth er, Donald Lamar Dean and Br enda Dean of Lawtey, a step-daughter, Holly Eliz abeth Bencun of Madison, Alabama, two br others, La mar Dean and wife Christa of Middlebur g and Patrick Aaron Pat Dean and wife Dawn of Kenansville, his father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Mike and L ydia Tubbs of East Palatka, his grandpar ents-in-law, Leon and Amy Tubbs of Sebring and numerous aunts, uncles, niec es, nephews, cousins and other extended family. Services celebrating Twains life wer e held at 11 a.m. Sat urday, September 15, 2018 at the College Road Chur ch of Christ with Bro. C.L. Over turf, Jr. officiating. The family received friends Saturday fr om 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. The interment was held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Haddock Ceme tery in the Kings Ferry Com munity in Nassau County. Flowers ar e gratefully ac cepted or memorial dona tions may be sent to the Mount Dora Childr ens Home, 301 W. 13th Ave., Mount Dora, FL 32757. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at Twains Book of Memories Page at www.john Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Mona Lee F. Bayless Mona Lee Fr ench Gigi Bayless made the peaceful tran sition to see her Lor d and Savior on Saturday, Sep tember 8, 2018, at Solar is Healthcare Palatka. She was 99 years, 11 months of age. Mona was bor n in Okahumpka on October 7, 1918 and raised in Edgar wher e her father worked at the Ed gar Koalin Mines. She attended elementa ry school in Johnson and graduated from Melrose High School in 1937. She operated a general store in the Lake Rosa area before taking a job as a secretary at Camp Blanding when World War II broke out. In 1950 she be gan work as a bookkeeper at McCr orys where she toiled for 33 years, retiring in 1983. Mona was a member of First Baptist Church, Palatka where she taught Sunday School. When College Park Baptist Church was orga nized she moved her membership and became an active member of the church teaching and getting involved in missions including a mission trip to Jamaica. Gigi was a loving mother grandmother, great-grand mother and mother-in-law. She loved her family, her friends and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents Hilyan and Mona French; her brothers, Curren, Hilyan and Henry; her sisters, Frances, Hilda and Martine; one son, Donald; grandchildren, Don, Jr. and Christine. She is survived by two sons and spouses: Leon (Sandra) Bayless, Palatka and John (Susan) Bayless, St. Marys, Geor gia; four grandchildren: Nina (Bruce) Bayless Newman, Dusty Bayless, both of Jacksonville; Emily (Rich) Bayless Byr d, Elinor (Gabe) Bayless Warmack both of St. Augustine; Cindy Bayless, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Calista Newman, Ariel Newman, Jolie Newman, Ethan Bayless, Jackson Byrd, Bennett Byrd, Han nah Hubbard, Haley Hub bard and several nieces and nephews. Her family thanks the en tire staff of Solaris Healthcare Palatka for their excel lent care and nurturing of our Gigi. God bless you all. Services wer e held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sep tember 12, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Br o. Charles Litzell officiating. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gar dens. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at Monas Book of Memories page at www.john Arrangements wer e en trusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. HAWTHORNE Johnny A. Brewer Johnny Alex Brewer, 71, of Hawthorne passed away unexpected ly on September 7, 2018 at his home. Johnny, bor n in Florence, Alabama, was a resident of Hawthorne for the past 30 years, after mov ing from Detroit. He never let anything slow him down. He was a str ong, funny man, and had unconditional love for people and animals. His community was very import ant to him, and his tractor wa s too! He was an avid NASCAR fan, proud Republican, and NRA member. Pr eceding him in death, his parents, Alec and Jimmy Sue Brewer; and a sister, Mary Roberts. Surviving him, his wife, Lisa Elaine Brewer; his daughter, Alexis Brewer Stern, her husband, Dar old C. Stern II, and two grandboys, Dar old C. Stern III and Jackson Robert Ster n; four brothers, Mike Brewer of Taylor, Mich igan, Gary Brewer of Wayne, Michigan, Randy Bar nwell of Crossville, Tennessee, and Roger Brewer of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; two sis ters, Susan Childs and Barb Br ewer, of Taylor, Michigan; his many cherished nieces and nephews. At the Brewer Home on Cow pen Lake, Saturday, September 15, the gate opened at 11 a.m. to celebrate Johnnys life. Guests wer e welcome to bring a covered dish, lunch was served after prayer at 12 p.m. Any contributions made to his memory will be dedicated to his grandboys. The family thanks everyone for the outpouring of love and prayers. Friends may sign the online register at www.themasters Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of ar rangements. SALT SPRINGS Wilma Hendry Barber Wilma Hendry Barber, 94, of Salt Springs, passed from this life on Thurs day, September 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Car e Center following an extended illness. Born in Carrabelle, Wilma moved to Palatka in 1946 where she resided until 1961 when she moved to Perry. She returned to Palatka in 1964 and later moved to Salt Springs. Wilma had worked as a bookkeeper in the Wood lands Division of Georgia Pacific. She had also worked as a cashier at J.C. Penneys and at the telephone company when she resided in Perry. Y ears ago she had been involved with St. James and Trinity United Methodist Churches in Palatka. After moving to Salt Springs, she became active with the For est Community Church in the Salt Springs ar ea where she enjoyed her church fami ly and making various crafts. S he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything out doors. Especially enjoyable to W ilma was spending time with her family at re-unions. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ocie Bar ber, her parents, James A. Hendry and Lois Hiers Hendry, her 12 siblings, as well as a grandson, Stephen Heisler Wilma is survived by her two daughters, Gloria Heisler Taylor (Ernest) of Brent wood, Tennessee, Patricia Heisler T ison of Palatka, a son, Danny Heisler (Karen) of Palatka, eight grandchil dren, Dean Taylor (Kelly) of Nashville, T ennessee, Derek Taylor(Catherine) of Rich mond, Virginia, Elisa Taylor Romans (T rent) of Nashville, Tennessee, Tammy Brand, Terri Cavanaugh, Randall Ti son (Jaime), all of Ormond Bch, Christopher Heisler of Palatka and Matthew Redmond of St. Petersburg, 16 gr eat-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Services celebrating Wil mas life were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at Johnson-Over turf Chapel in Palatka with Chaplain James E. Smith officiating. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.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 or to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolenc es may be expressed to the family at W ilmas Book of Memories Page at www.john Arrangements wer e en trusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. HOLLISTER James L. Greene James L. Jamie Gr eene, 77, of Hollis ter passed away W ednesday, Sep tember 5, 2018 at Community Hos pice Bailey Center for Caring in St. Augustine following an extended illness. Jamie was bor n in South Georgia and had been a longtime resident of Hollister, coming fr om South Georgia. He worked as a mechanic for the Putnam County School Board for 26 years, retired and was called back to be a school bus driver, which he did for 6 years. He enjoyed dart competition. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Carolyn Chester Greene of Hollister; a daugh ter, Lynn Greene of Palatka; a step-son, W illiam Franklin Chester of Palm Coast; and additional family and friends in South Georgia. Calling hours were from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 10 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 11 at the funeral home with Dr. L.D. Osteen and Pastor Ed Wilds offici ating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka. Friends may sign the online r egister at www.themasters Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of ar rangements. POMONA PARK Aloysious Freiter Aloysious R. Al Freiter, 85, of Pomona Park passed away un expectedly Tues day, September 4, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Al was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of Pomona Park for the past ten years, coming from Naples. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and was a vet eran of the Korean Conflict. In 2000 he r etired from New Jersey Power and Light after 43 years of service. He en joyed going to flea markets and bar gain shopping. He was a strong but gentle man who took in foster children. Preceding him in death were a sister, Marie, Freiter; a granddaughter, Jessica Ann Bachman; and a son-inlaw, James Stager Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Linda Freiter of Pomona Park; two daughters and son-in-law, Christine and Robert Mills of Jacksonville; and Kathleen Stager of Palatka; a sister Patty Hanson of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Al Hanna, Christopher Bachman, Vincent Bowman, Patricia Stag er, Donald Stager, and Jamie Stager; thr ee great grand children, Garrett Hanna, Nevaeh T orres, and Ahava Bachman; two nephews; and his best friend, Tom Ander son of Pomona Park. The family began r eceiving friends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 11 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Celebration of Life services followed at 6 p.m. at the fu neral home with Pastor Gary Munson of ficiating. The U.S. Marine Corps bestowed mili tary honors. Memorial gifts may be sent to Rodeheavers Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneral Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of ar rangements. HASTINGS Robert E. Johnson Robert Er nest Johnson, 73, of Hastings, passed away Sun day, September 2, 2018 at his r esidence. He was a native of Miami and had been a r esident of Hastings for the past 16 years coming from Hollywood. He was a veteran of U. S. Marine Corps having served in Vietnam. He was a member of Cathedral of Pentecost in Davie. He enjoyed riding his Har ley, singing gospel music and barbequing. Surviving ar e his wife, Dorine Johnson; three sons, John Johnson, Daniel John son and Robert Johnson, Jr.; a daughter, Krista Byers and nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sep tember 11, 2018 at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the U. S. Marine Corps. Messages of encourage ment or sympathy may be expr essed on his guestbook at www.themastersfuneral Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of ar rangements. HOLLYWOOD Judith A. Addison Judith Ann Swackhammer Addison, 64, of Hollywood, passed away Monday, Sep tember 10, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Car e Center in Palatka following an extended illness. Arrange ments will be announced by Masters Funeral Home of Palatka. DELEON SPRINGS Kevin S. Sparks Kevin Stephen Sparks died on September 9, 2018. He was 58 years old and his profession was refrigeration and air conditioning. He grew up in Crescent City, but lived in DeLeon Springs for the last 27 years. CHURcCH 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 . ....... Word of Faith Bible Church . ....................... 386-698-4643 Welaka Welaka United Methodist Church . ............. Satsuma Hope Lutheran Church . ............................... 386-649-0631 a.m. Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church South Putnam CampusPalatka Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church Main Campus Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 South Putnam Church............................386-698-1054 Got Hope? Obituaries Nueva vida Iglesia de Dios New Life Church of God Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 A5 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 The 2018 Christian Womens Expo will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunns Creek Baptist Church on 686 US Hwy 17 in San Mateo. There will be crafts, artists, authors, and direct sales vendors at the indoor exhibit. If you would like to be a vendor you can request an application by emailing The fee is $10 and must be done as soon as possible. To be a vendor you must be part of any of the 54 SJRBA churches. For more information call 386-325-5575. Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Lake Como Lake Como Community of Hope...............386-463-7100 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521


Lee Conlee House, Inc. announces the selection of Loretta Lori Slaven as their new Executive Direc tor. She assumed respon sibilities on September 1 and succeeded Shandra Fernandez-Kvam, who has retired. Slaven has been part of the Lee Conlee House team collectively for over six years as Finance Di rector, starting in March 2004, and r eturning for a second tenure in January 2017. During her time with the company she has overseen all financial oper ations for the agency and supported the for mer Ex ecutive Director with daily operational functions. In her new position, Slaven will be temporarily desig nated as Interim Executive Dir ector while completing the required Administra tive Rule component of di rect service, dropping the interim designation once completed. Slaven gave a statement regarding her selection, I am honored to have an opportunity to lead Lee Conlee House and to serve survivors of domestic vio lence. Regarding the fu ture, she said, My plan is to continue to work to pr o vide more long-term hous ing for those seeking it and to expand the pr evention of domestic violence in all of its forms through more education focusing on our school age population. Lori Blackwelder Slaven is a native and life-long resident of Putnam County and is proud to be serving her community. Slaven at tended local schools, graduating from Palatka High School and attending St. Johns River State College, graduating with an Associ ate of Arts in Accounting, and a Bachelors of Science in Or ganizational Man agement. Her work experience includes office and employe e management as a Manager with City Shippers, and as Business Manager with the Flori da Department of Health in Putnam County wher e she was the first person in the state of Florida to earn the title of Public Health Financial Manager and recognition from Gov ernor Rick Scott. During her years at Lee Conlee House she has concentrat ed on creating the annual budget for the agency, developing financial plans for agency objectives and keeping the operations efficient and cost-effective. Sla ven has represented the agency through public speaking invitations, and participation in high l evel fund-raising events such as the Annual Golf Tournament, Celebrity Chef, Kentucky Derby Par ty, and An Evening with Sean of the South. She is a committed pr esence at supporting events for recognition of the agency and survivors of domestic violence. Lee Conlee House, Inc. is the certified domestic vi olence shelter for Putnam County. The agency pr o vides services to survivors of domestic violence in cluding emergency shelter, crisis hotline, legal advo cacy, childrens programming, education and training, counseling and sup port groups, community awar eness and interven tion, violence prevention e ducation and services. Please visit www.leecon for more in formation. Iron Man from page A1 A6 Special to the Courier Journal CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Solution is on B2. New Executive Director for the Lee Conlee House Quitting tobacco isn't easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida QUIT YOUR WAY GROUP QUITIs the in-person option of Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way services.FREE Programs cover all forms of tobacco. FREE rf


Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi, about 100 of them have been stud ied for their health-pro moting benefits. Of those, about a half doz en really stand out for their ability to deliver a tr emendous boost to your immune system. Mushrooms are ex cellent sources of an tioxidants in general as they contain poly phenols and selenium, but they also contain antioxidants that ar e unique to mushrooms. One such antioxidant is, which scientists are now beginning to rec ognize as a master an tioxidant. A study in the jour nal Nature1 discusses the importance of er gothioneine, describ ing it as an unusual s ulfur-containing de rivative of the amino acid histidine, which appears to have a very specific role in protect ing your DNA from oxidative damage. Mushr ooms also contain a number of unique nutrients that many do not get enough of in their diet. One is copper, which is one of the few metallic elements accompanied by ami no and fatty acids that ar e essential to human health. Since your body cant synthesize copper, your diet must supply it regularly. Copper de ficiency can be a factor in the development of cor onary heart disease. Buy Organic or Grow Your Own Its important to make sure your mushrooms have been organically grown, as they absorb and concentrate whatever they grow in, for better or worse. This is what gives mushrooms their potency. Mush rooms are known to concentrate heavy metals, as well as air and water pollutants, so healthy growing conditions is a critical factor. Most conventional mushroom produc ers use pesticides. The ability to contr ol your growing conditions is just one reason to con sider cultivating your own mushr ooms. While the growing of mush rooms is a bit differ ent from growing other f ruits and vegetables, just about anyone can do it. What You Need to Grow Mushrooms To grow mushrooms, youll need a few tools and supplies you may not already have, even if youre a seasoned gardener. These in clude: Mushroom spores, available as plug spawn and sawdust spawn. The latter is a ball my celium grown in moist sawdust. Plug spawn is mycelium that has grown into small piec es (plugs) of hardwood. Mycelium is the fun gal equivalent of the r oot system of a plant, which you need to get the mushrooms started. While plug spawn is easier to use, requires no special tools and is less prone to dry ing out, sawdust spawn is less expensive and gr ows faster. Popular mushroom varieties include shiitake, oyster, lions mane, phoenix oyster, wine caps, pioppini (black poplar), r eishi, chicken of the woods, maitake and nameko Fresh hardwood logs. Oak and maple are preferable, and the thicker the bark the better. For shiitake, red oak and white oak are prefer able. Each log should be 3 to 4 feet long and about 3 to 8 inches in diameter A spawn inoculation tool, if using sawdust spawn. Cheese wax or bees wax, wax dauber, ther mometer and a small melting pot. Most mushroom supply companies will sell everything you need, including logs. If you use your own logs, make sure theyre fresh and moist. You dont want to use logs that have started to dry out. Make sure the bark is intact all the way around, to prevent un wanted fungi to con taminate your spawn. Also check them to make sure there ar ent any other organisms growing on them. Mother Earth News r ec ommends cutting your logs about two weeks befor e you intend to in oculate them, to allow them to age but not dry out. Ideally, start inoculating your logs in early spring. Basic Mushroom Growing Instructions The logs will serve as host for your little mushroom farm. Once you have your supplies, drill 5/16-sized holes in the logs. Each hole should be about 1 inch deep, spaced 6 inches apart. Stagger the r ows to create a dia mond pattern around the entir e perimeter of the log. Next, fill each hole with your chosen mushroom spawn. For inoculation instructions based on your mushroom spe cies, see Ashevillefungi. com. Be sur e to fill the holes as quickly as possi ble once youve drilled them, to avoid contam inants. Melt the cheese wax or beeswax in an old pot to about 450 degrees F, and using a wax dauber, seal each hole to prevent bacteria from entering. This wax plug will also seal in moisture, allow ing the mushroom to thrive. If the wax is too cool, you wont get a good seal, so get it as hot as possible without actually burning. Once thats done, soak the logs with a garden hose and stack them in neat rows in a shaded area. Make sure the inoculated logs are lifted of f the ground and pro tected from both wind and sun. Contrary to other plants, mush rooms thrive in shaded, damp ar eas. In order for your mushrooms to survive, youll need to make sur e the logs are kept damp at all times. If they dry out, your mushrooms will die. If you want, you can cover the logs with a fruiting blanket, which will help keep the moisture level high and protect them from the elements. Fruiting, Harvesting and Storage Growing mushrooms will require some patience. Once inoculated, your logs will need to be kept in this moist, dark state for anywher e from six to 18 months, depending on the vari ety of mushroom youre gr owing and general environmental condi tions. As a general rule, a 3-foot log will pr oduce up to 4 pounds of mush rooms, spread out over 12 cr ops or flushes per year. On average, each flush will produce between one-quarter to one-third of a pound of mushrooms, and a well-cared for mush room log can continue fruiting for two to eight years. Shiitake, which will typically fruit in about six months, can be forced to fruit earlier by submerging the logs in cool water for 24 hours, and then placing them in upright stacks to in crease air circulation. As for pests, fr equently check the logs for slugs and snails, and remove any you find. Once the mushrooms have fruited, you can start harvesting them. Youll need to check their progress every day, as the mushrooms will mature to full size over the course of sev eral days. If youre gr owing shiitake, you can start harvesting once the caps are 70 to 90 percent opened. To harvest, either cut the stem or grab the mushroom by its stem and twist it off. Store your mushrooms in a well-ventilated container, such as a brown paper bag (leave the top open), or a damp cloth bag, in your re frigerator. Avoid storing them in plastic bags or close-lidded containers, as the lack of air circu lation will speed deteri oration. The Many Health Benefits of Mushrooms In 2013, F ASEB Jour nal published nine studies on mushr ooms, detailing a wide variety of health benefits, including: Impr oved weight management One study found substituting r ed meat with white button mushrooms en hanced weight loss. Obese participants ate appr oximately one cup of mushrooms per day in place of meat. The control group ate a standard diet without mushr ooms. At the end of the 12-month trial, the in tervention group had lost an average of 3.6 percent of their starting weight, or about sev en pounds. They also showed impr ovements in body composition, such as reduced waist circumference, and ability to maintain their weight loss, compared to the control group. Improved nutrition One dietary analysis found that mushroom consumption was associated with better diet quality and impr oved nutrition. Increased vitamin D levels through diet Consuming dried white button mushroom extract was found to be as ef fective as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or D3 for increasing vitamin D levels. Improved immune function Long chain polysaccharides, par ticularly alphaand beta glucan molecules, ar e primarily responsible for the mushrooms beneficial ef fect on your immune system. In one study, adding one or two servings of dried shiitake mushrooms was found to have a beneficial, modulating effect on im mune system function. Another study done on mice found white button mushrooms enhanced the adaptive immunity r esponse to salmonella. Most everyone has their favorite Olympic sporting events. For the Summer Games the most popular events are track and field, basketball and gymnastics. For the Winter Olympics (Which were held for the first time in 1924 in France, while the first Summer Olympics were held in Ath ens, Greece in 1896.) most people enjoy figur e skating, skiing and ice hockey. But there are some sporting events which made their appearance in only a few, or even one, Olympic Games. Some which have not appeared in a number of years have made their way back in, most notably golf in the 2016 Rio Olympic Gameswhich had not been played since 1904 in the St. Louis Games. Baseball is an other sport that unof ficially debuted at the 1904 Games. It was taken off the program but returned in 1992 at the Barcelona, Spain Olympics as an official Olympic sport. It was dropped from the program after 2008 but will return in 2020 at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Golf and baseball are enjoyed by millions of people around the world so its no surprise that they would find their way into Olympic competition. However, there are other sports or events that made an Olympic debut and stayed on the program for a few years, while still others made only a single appearance. One event that is fa miliar to practically everyone is the tug-ofwar Most of you may think a more appro priate venue for this event would be at community gatherings, school field days or local festivals, but it was a regular Olympic event starting with the 1900 Paris games and survived until the 1920 Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium. Teams were restricted to a total of eight men per side and you had to move the opposing team six feet to win. If neither team could move the other that distance, at the end of the allotted time, another five minutes was added. The Brit ish team, composed of London Policemen won two golds and a sil ver during the time the tug-of-war was contested. For those of you who love to watch the field events during the track portion of the Sum mer Games, especially the long jump, ther e used to be anoth er kind of long jump per formed during the Paris Games of 1900. The horse long jump seems like it would be an interesting event. A horse is ridden down a dirt or clay track and leaps ahead as far as it can jump. The winning horse jump in 1900 was just over twenty feet. Pretty good, right? In 1901 Peter OConnor of Ireland jumped 24 feet 11 inches for the first recognized world record, and today the world record for men is 29 feet 4 inches by Mike Powell of the United States set in August of 1991. The horse long jump disappeared after one appearance. The rope climb began its Olympic appear ance in the 1896 Athens Games. Originally, both speed and style wer e judged but the style portion was soon eliminated. This event saw its last Olympics in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In 1904 at the St. Louis games, gymnast Geor ge Ey ser won the event despite having a wood en leg. (This was long befor e the ParaOlympic Games began in 1960 in Rome, Italy.) Croquet is not usually considered a competitive sport, being played in backyar ds and on front lawns and per haps some parks. But it also was in the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games and is cr edit ed with being the first Olympic sport to allow women to participate. However, only French teams competed for the gold and only a single spectator purchased a ticket to the event and it was dropped after only a single Olympics. Believe it or not, pistol dueling was also once an Olympic sport. It made a single appear ance in the 1906 unofficial Olympics in Ath ens. It sounds like it could have r esulted in a Wild West shootout, but participants merely took aim at plaster dummies dr essed in frock coats at a distance of twenty paces. Each host country can select a new or no longer official event to add when they host the Olympic Games. Be fore the 2000 Sydney, Australia Games, 32% of survey respondents Down Under were in favor of adding pistol dueling to the Olympics that year. Thanks to: http:// and for informa tion and photos. G.A. Teske, author of four fantasy novels and an upcoming young adult historical fiction novel: available at the Courier Journal office in Crescent City. Find out more at www. Email: ga.teske@yahoo. com and on Facebook: Dunns Creek Fantasy Productions, LLC.Obsolete Sporting Events September 19, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News Grow Your Own Mushrooms G.A. Teske Staff Writer & FACES PLACES


es, small appliances, linens, knickknacks, etc. If you have any questions about what are acceptable items or if you wish to reserve a sales space, please call PHFC 386-649-8784. There will be a Community Baby Shower at the Putnam Community Medical Center on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be rafes, prizes, food, fames, par enting information sessions, give aways, and f ree new and gently used baby clothing. The GFWC Womans Club of Welaka is holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, September 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Takeouts are available. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, choice of dessert and tea for $8. The Welaka Womans Club is located at 644 County Road 309 in Welaka. All proceeds go to the Welaka Womans Club building fund. Tickets available from club members and at Dees House of Beauty. Text or call RuthE at 386-336-2846 for tickets. The St. Johns River Bartram Frolic will be held on September 28-30. The St. Johns River Bartram Frolic is organized by the Bar tram Trail in Putnam County Committee, the City of Palatka, and Putnam County. The fes tival day will be Saturday, September 29. They invite natur e-based tourists and youth to the riverfront to learn about and celebrate our Na tional Heritage River and the Bartram Nation al Recreation Trail. Education and recreation ar e the preeminent activities. For more infor mation visit Pink Out Putnam is back! If you would like you business Pinked Out for the month of Oc tober, someone Flocked or to just make a donation contact Mindy Estep, the POP Com mittee Director at 386-649-2436. The POP 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 20. To take place in the 5K contact Elaine Edwards with the Putnam Health and Fitness Center at 386-546-5497. The Annual South Putnam Christian Ser vice Center Annual Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at Howe Memorial Church in Crescent City. Dinner will begin at 5:30 with chicken fried steak and all the xing. There will be enter tainment, door prizes, and a fty-fty. Tickets ar e $12 and sold in advance only. For tickets call 386-467-2061. Palatkas First Craft Beer Festival is coming on Saturday, October 13 from 1-5 p.m. with 40+ breweries, food trucks, and music. The Octoberfest will be taking place in the large parking of the Putnam County Courthouse. With each ticket purchased for the event you will receive a tasters glass and unlimited sam pling amongst the attending breweries for the four hour event. Please leave your pets (dogs and cats especially) at home since they can not legally consume alcohol. T ickets are $25 and can be purchased online: www.facebook. com/events/488923524907246. The Folk-N-Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the riverfront in Palatka. There will be a multitude of bands there with food trucks and activities for children. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic on the riverfront. The Ravine Gardens will be having their Hal loween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. Event admission is $2 per person (cash only) and free to kids six years old and younger. Bring the kids for candy, BBQ, bounce house, dunk a ranger, and more! If you need more information, would like to be a vendor, or would like to volunteer contact Raymond Presley at the Ravine Gardens State Park at 386-329-3721 or raymond.presley@ Get ready for the second annual Trunk or Treat being held at the parking lot next to Wendys. The event will be held between 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. This year there will be a contest for the best decorat ed vehicle with the top three receiving prizes. Last year they handed out tr eats to 900 children. If anyone would like to donate candy, volunteer or reserve a spot to pass out candy, please contact Denise Jennings at 386-6496024 or stop by Wendys and ask for Tammy and Denise. The 4th Annual Art, Crafts & Stuff Sale will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 3 at the Putnam Health & Fitness Center. November 3 is the same date as Pomona Parks Every bodys Having a Garage Sale. All proceeds go to PHFC. If your e an artist or do crafts, we would love to have you sell your wares during the Sale. Preregister early as spaces are limited. Spaces are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Vendors must provide their own ta bles. Please consider donating any good, used items that you no longer need. They accept gently used household items: dishes, glass -1st & 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 Your Organization Name HereIf you would like your organiza tion listed in this directory please g ive us a call at 386-698-1644 or email pccjnews@gmai.comSCHOOL 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 Downtown 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 Looking for some fun? Then catch the Morning Show each Friday for Fun Friday with Michael Curtis as he joins George and Mary for a morning of just plain good fun! 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Kick-off of the Fall Soccer Program was Saturday, Septem ber 8 at the South Putnam Parks and Recr eation Fields off Union Avenue. Judy Jackson, Area Director of South Putnam Youth Sports (SPYS) and Area Di rector for Putnam County Parks and Recr eation Depart ment (and a ton of volunteers) wer e at the Soccer Fields next to the old YMCA (now called the CUBE) on Union Avenue. in Crescent City Satur day. On September 8, placement tryouts for all the youth that signed up for soccer! The registration fees, paid to Putnam Coun ty, allows each child to r eceive socks, jer sey, and a medal. It also helps pay for r ef erees for the games. They had 202 childr en signed up for the Soc cer program and even mor e signed up the day of tryouts totaling 235. Without the help of Anna Cruz, along with two addition al volunteers Nicole Jones with Putnam County Schools and Mike Stortz fr om Stewart Marchman, we would not be able to pull this off. The county pro grams are funded thr ough the county, but they do not make any prots off these programs. There are many that t into the category of $25, said Jackson. Further, the county pays maintenance to maintain the elds. Judy Jackson is paid to manage this area and she has two assis tants that help during the season, T im Fine ly and Margarito Espino. They help with cleaning up the elds and cr owd control. On Saturday we had the following signed up: seven teams in the 4-6 year-old age group (8-10 per team); ve teams in the 7-8 age group; four teams in the 9-10 age group; three teams in the 1112 age group. The 11-12 year-old range, the three teams con sist of 11+ kiddos per team! Lastly, we have thr ee teams of 13-14 year-old and these games will be ve on ve. They are in need of referees that will be paid $20/game through the county. This program, along with basketball is be ing discussed by SPYS for this W inter (date is TBD). Then we have volleyball to start reg istration February 12 to Mar ch 3 ages 8-14 girls only. Programs do not make money it is based on dona tions. The Eagles donated over 400 pairs of cleats for kids that might need them. We thank the Ea gles Lodge (off Hwy. 17, 110 Shrine Club Road in Lake Como ar ea) so much for their massive dona tion of over 400 pairs of cleats! said Judy Jackson. This dona tion of the cleats allows the parents some of the nancial r elief incurred. The coaches and referees are all vol unteers for the bas ketball program and the expense is paid by South Putnam Chur ch (SPC), who is excited to see the youth in our area have these opportunities. The referees for both soccer and volleyball are paid through the county. If you are in terested in becoming a coach or r eferee for any of these activities, please contact Jack son. Jackson added, The goal of South Putnam Y outh Sports is to keep our children ac tive, giving them the opportunity to get ex ercise, learn a sport, understand teamwork, and build con dence. This teaches our childr en so much and hopefully keeps them from going down the wrong path. Par ent encouragement is so important with these pr ograms and parent participation is always welcomed! There is no funding available for these ac tivities through the county or the state. Pomona Parks Mayor Joe Svingala stated, Our children are our future. I would like to encourage folks that are reading this arti cle, to consider making a donation to this pr ogram. Pomona Park continues to im prove our parks system to do exactly what Judy Jackson said SPYS goals ar e! Jackson said they are going to start work ing on sponsorships this fall/winter for the basketball program, We are appreciative of any/all support we receive! South Putnam Church is always will ing to let the sports pr ograms use their gym at no cost. They are a huge support to our youth and with out them, we would not have the V olley ball and Basketball pr ograms. Tim Ad ams, Principal at Miller Middle School has also been a huge sup port to the activities, opening the school gym at no cost. South Putnam Chur ch has said they would like to use the wooded land behind their buildings for our youth sports. If you have the ma chinery, time, and effort to clear this land, SPC is willing to use the land for mor e soc cer elds as this program is quickly out growing the land they have now. If you ar e able to make a donation/ contribution, please make checks payable to: South Putnam Church, 114 Amos Road, Crescent City, Florida 32112. In the note portion of your check, please state SPORTS PROGRAM. Judy Jackson can be reached via text or VM at 386-546-0467 (if text, please write your name and questions in the text). Old sports equip ment (Shoes, cleats, soccer balls, basket balls, etc.) please contact Judy Jackson or dr op off at Pomona Park Town Hall 1175 Highway 17 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mon day through Friday. September 19, 2018 B3 South Putnam Youth Sports Is Kicking Up The SandJoan OConnorCommunity Contributor BUDGET SUMMARYTOWN OF WELAKA FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE TOWN OF WELAKA ARE 38 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES Millage Per $1,000 General Fund 5.5050 GENERAL FUND UTILITY FUND TOTAL ALL FUNDSEstimated Carry Forward Fund Balance: 1,099,324 1,304,116 2,403,440 ESTIMATED REVENUES Ad Valorem Taxes Millage 5.5050 per $1,000 286,831 286,831 Sales and Use Taxes 33,747 33,747 Franchise/Utility Taxes 67,842 67,842 License/Permits 27,840 27,840 Grants 637,500 637,500 Community Service Taxes 25,000 25,000 Fines 800 800 Better Place Funds 62,100 62,100 Gasoline Tax 35,682 35,682 Miscellaneous 1,922 2,500 4,422 Revenue Sharing 17,520 17,520 Cell Tower 18,627 18,627 Charges for Services 653,532 653,532 TOTAL SOURCES 1,215,411 656,032 1,871,443 Transfers In 5,000 5,000TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES, TRANSFERS 1,220,411 656,032 1,876,433TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 2,318,735 1,960,148 4,279,833 EXPENDITURES General Government 281,778 281,778 Public Safety 91,220 91,200 Capital Improvements 18,000 120,000 138,000 Fire Department 4,000 4,000 Parks and Recreation 59,600 59,600 Streets 78,450 78,450 Grants 637,500 637,500 Water 263,109 263,109 Sewer 403,273 403,273 Reserve for Contingencies 50,000 15,000 65,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1,220,548 801,382 2,021,930 Transfers Out 5,000 5,000TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS 1,220,548 801,382 2,021,930 Estimated Fund Balance Reserves: 1,099,187 1,153,766 4,279,883TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & RESERVES 2,319,735 1,960,148 4,279,883 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD9/19/18 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Town of Welaka has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy..........$291,161.00 B. Less Tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board And other assessment changes....$(1,594.00) C. Actual property tax levy............$292,755.00 This years proposed tax levy....$301,927.00 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on:September 22, 2018 8:30 a.m. at Welaka Town Hall 400 4th Avenue Welaka, FL 32193 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing.9/19/18




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