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A Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce Corrections Lieu tenant resigned Thursday, S eptember 27 prior to ter mination after a two-month I nternal Affairs investiga tion determined the ofcers o ff-duty actions warrant ed his dismissal from the a gency. In August, an internal affairs investigation began after deputies were called to Lt. Samad Greens resi dence on August 3 for a re ported assault. W hen deputies respond ed, they received conicting a ccounts from witnesses, the victim and Green about a verbal argument that es calated into some form of p hysical altercation. Green and the victim are related. Green was not arrested the night of the incident be cause all parties were too i ntoxicated to give deputies a clear understanding of what happened the night of the incident. At that time Green was suspended and an internal investigation was start ed simultaneously with a c riminal investigation. At the conclusion of the criminal investigation, de tectives forwarded battery c harges to the Seventh Ju dicial Circuit State Attor neys Ofce. G reen was notied he would be terminated and submitted his resignation Thursday morning. Green was a 13-year em ployee with the sheriffs o fce. He was promoted to lieutenant on December 5, 2017. Green had three pri or disciplinary actions. In 2 006, Green was given a one-day suspension and a written reprimand for a breach of security at the Putnam County Jail. In 2007, Green received a writ ten reprimand for releasing t he wrong inmate and in 2012 he was placed on a 24hour suspension, a written reprimand and six-month probation for violation of a general order. Greens grounds for ter mination were for gross vi olation of a general order b y engaging in conduct un becoming an ofcer which a ffects the discipline, good order and reputation of the agency. By participating in this activity, Greens actions could detract from and se verely affect public trust a nd faith in the agency. Samad was very well thought of by his peers and those he supervised, Sher iff Gator DeLoach said. He w as a role model for others in the department of cor rections. I am both disap pointed and saddened by h is behavior that led to his separation from the agency, but I expect more from my employees and have zero tolerance for domestic vio lence and actions like this. The Florida Department of Transportation is sched uled to begin construction t o improve drainage along State Road 20 from Osce ola Street to Reid Street, U .S.17 on Thursday, Octo ber 4. T he construction project includes removing the top layer of asphalt and re placing it, installing new d rainage pipes under the roadway, constructing new storm drain, base work, improving curb and gut ter, reconstructing side walk and driveway, utility w ork, clearing the right of way and other incidental construction. The project area holds large amounts of water during storms due to the size of the current drain age pipes. Installing new d rainage pipes along State Road 20 will allow water to move more efciently from U.S. 17 to the St. Johns River. Trafc will be main tained in accordance with F DOT design standards throughout the project. Temporary full roadway and sidewalk closures will occur throughout each phase of the project how ever, vehicle and pedestri an detours will be provid ed. C ommercial truck traf c should utilize the ex isting truck route for State R oad 20. Throughout each phase of this project, a portion of State Road 20 will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian trafc. The road closures planned for each construc tion phase are listed and c olor-coded on the includ ed map. Construction for e ach phase is expected to take between four and six weeks, weather and spe cial circumstances per mitting. H alifax Paving, Inc. will complete this $2 mil lion improvement project b y the summer of 2019, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting. The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to always follow the speed limit and stay within the limits of orange cones and barrels while traveling through con struction zones. Inside Church...................A5 Community............A3 Faces & Places......B1 Crossword.............B4 Opinion..................A2Public Notices..........B5Way Back When....A4Lane and Road Closures YOUR ADDRESS HERE!For home delivery via the USPS Subscribe TodayOnly $24 a Year! Call 386-698-1644 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 are $12 and sold in advance only. For tickets call 386-467-2061.Meet With the Greats The Crescent City Library Board is sponsor ing a Meeting With The Greats on Wednesday, October 10 at noon in the Crescent City Li brary. The theme is What DO I Recycle with Larry Gast the Director of Solid Waste and Sanitation. Everyone is invited. The following is a list of road and lane clo sures that may impact trafc through Friday, October 5. State Road 20 from Moody Road to Sun Avenue: Daytime lane closures Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sweeping of the medians. State Road 100 over Palmetto Branch: Daytime lane closures Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance. U.S. 17 from Hoot Owl Road to Horse Landing Road: Daytime lane clo sures with aggers Monday through Fri day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for tempo rary widening of the roadway. There will be a School Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on Monday, October 8 at 6 p.m. at Crescent City High School in the media cen ter. All parents are encouraged to attend and give input on important school decisions. Photo special to the Courier Journal Over 300 dads and father gures, representing about half of the families at Middleton-Burney Ele mentary School, attended the schools second annual Dads Bring Your Kid to School Day on Wednes day, September 26. School principal Joseph Theobold stated, We were very pleased with the response and the dads were so gracious and patient as we scrambled to accommodate them all. (More Great Dads photos on pages A6 and B3.) The 26th Annual Swine and Wine will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 351 Clifton Road, on the south end of Crescent City (Crescent Lake Farms formerly Wesnofske Farms). Social hour and appetizers start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, live music, comedy, and a full bar. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at NAPA Auto Parts or Cen tury 21 in Crescent City or online at event For more information call the Rotary Club of Crescent City at 833-2Rotary (833-206-8279). Proceeds go to fund Putnam County youth and community projects.2018 Swine and WinePhoto special to the Courier Journal Harvard and Laney Burney of Fanning Springs photo (left) and Michael Adams as William Bartram (right) dress in period specic costumes for the St. Johns River Frolic weekend. (Story and more photos on page B1.)Special to theCourier Journal Special to theCourier Journal Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community NewspaperAnnual Fundraiser Lost Brother and Sister Run Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898 FDOT to Begin Work on SR 20 for Drainage countycourierjournal SAC MeetingThe Annual Putnam County Lost Brother and Sister Run on Saturday, October 6. Registra tion begins at 10 a.m. at the Cheyenne Saloon. Five dollar poker hands, ve card poker-last card wild or just come and ride in memory of a lost brother or sister. Ceremony at 11 a.m. lead by preacher Mike reading the names and Steamboat will ring the bell. Kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. stops will be the Sand Bar in Crescent Beach, then Tortugas in Flagler, then the White Eagle in Korona, then the Parker House in Crescent City and back to the Cheyenne for the last draw, winner takes all. Diner will be provided for participants. for more information call 386-559-3185 (2 sections) Crescent City, FL Putnam CountyWhats Going On?Who are these three? And what are they doing?Page A3 Corrections Lieutenant Resigns After Investigation 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 Bartram VisitsRead about some of the character actors that visited the River Front.Page B1Scout ReportTroop 957 work on their Boating Merit badge.Page A4 Great Dads Over 300 Dads and Father Figures go to School With Their Kids. Fun Weekend Frolicking along the St. Johns (2 sections) Scout Report Troop 957 work on their Boating Scout Report Troop 957 work on their Boating Whats Going On? Whats Going On? Who are these three? And what are they doing? Scout Report Troop 957 work on their Boating Merit badge. Page A4 Whats Going On? three? And what are they doing?


Goren and Lilly had been married for just over a year, and Lilly was growing annoyed with Goren. He had promised that he would put indoor plumbing into the house after they were married, but he hadnt. Lilly was tired of bathing at the hand pump in the summer and dragging water into the house to bathe in the winter. Goren didnt seem to mind, but then, he didnt wash as much as he should, anyway. Working with cattle was dirty work, and he always came home smelling like cows. Goren, Lilly said one night, things have got to change. Weve been married a year, and you still havent put in the indoor plumbing. I havent had time, Goren replied. It needs to be a priority, Lilly said. And you need to make sure you bathe every time you come home at night. Its really hard to keep the house smelling nice for when people come to visit. But no one comes to visit, Goren replied. That was true. They lived on a cattle ranch, and the nearest neighbor lived about ten miles away. Well, they might, Lilly said. And we still live here and should have it nice. I want you to promise me that when you come home each night, you will strip off your clothes for me to wash, and then go bathe at the pump before you come into the house. Goren reluctantly promised, and also said he would get the plumbing done. But another six months passed, and nothing changed. He kept coming into the house smelling like hed been dragged through a barnyard. Then one fall evening, Goren drove into the yard. Lilly had just done the wash and was airing out the house. Goren had been branding cattle and smelled worse than ever. The smell wafted through the windows. By the time he reached the door, Lilly was there to meet him. You are not setting foot in my nice clean house until you have had a bath, she said. Strip off your clothes and go to the pump. Goren sighed, but did as instructed. He went to the pump while Lilly picked up the clothes using a couple of sticks, hauled them around behind the house, and dumped them into the barrel of wash water. She had just entered the house when she saw a dust cloud about a mile away. It was a telltale sign that someone was coming down the old dirt road. Goren had seen it too, and he streaked toward the house to get some clothes. Lilly saw him coming, and she was not about to have him come in and stink up the house when visitors were coming. She beat him to the door and locked it. Goren pounded on the door, but Lilly was not inclined to unlock it until he finished his bath. Goren must have realized it, and with the pickup approaching quickly, he dashed around to the back of the house. But Lilly had already locked that door. Goren was desperate as a pickup pulled to a stop in the yard. He decided to hide in the outhouse. He peeked out and saw two ministers from the church step from the pickup. Lilly unlocked the front door and invited the men in. As they entered the house, they said they had come to visit with Goren. Um, hes indisposed right now, Lilly said. Well be on our way, then, one of the men replied. But its a long way back. May I use your outhouse first? Lilly didnt know Goren was in there and said yes. Goren panicked. But hearing the mens voices from inside the house, Goren realized the windows were still open. He slipped out of the outhouse and dashed for the opposite side of the house as Lilly and the two men came back outside. Goren climbed on an old milk can and had just stuck one foot through the window when the window crashed down on him, causing him to slip and trapping his foot. The falling window had broken out some glass, and the noise brought Lilly running back in, with the two men close behind. And there Goren hung, upside down, in his compromised state. And within a week, Lilly had indoor plumbing, because Goren suddenly felt it was a priority. 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 CommissionersOctober 9, 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 16, 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: 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. 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 Indoor PlumbingDaris Howard Did that Come From?As Fast As Greased Lightning Lightning has been synony mous with speed for many centuries. It is, after all, a natural phenomenon known to everyone in the world, that is evidently rapid. A sure sign that something is con sidered to typify a particular property or characteristic is its use in a n as X as Y simile. Lightning was awarded its fast meaning as early as the 17th century; for ex ample, Thomas Comber used it in the devotional text, A Compan ion to the Tem ple, 1676: Now if the At tendants be bright as the Sun, quick as Light ning, and powerful as Thunder; what is He that is their Lord? Greased is clearly an inten sifier, a linguistic device ever since people first felt the need to exag gerate. In the way that people were first mad and those who were a little more mad were raving mad and the more mad still were stark, raving mad, greased lightning is meant to convey the meaning of very fast light ning. Incidentally, lightning bolts dont travel at the speed of light as one might imagine and their speed is variable depending on at mospheric con ditions; they are fingers of plas ma rather than beams of light and their rate of transmission is considerably slower than that of light. The first uses of greased light ning are from the early 19th cen tury; for exam ple, the English ne wspaper, The Boston, Lincoln, Louth & Spalding Herald, published a story in Janu ary 1833, which included the text He spoke as quick as greased lightning. From the Phase Finder: http:// uk/. Did that Did that Did that Come Come Come Come From? From? From? From? Hatred in America Dear Editor: There was a time when almost everyone could agree that Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists were deplorable. We now find ourselves in a time and place where its perfectly acceptable to say they are very fine people. How did that happen? How did we become a country where 30 percent of us proudly take ownership of such a moniker? If someone walked into a room I was in and announced that someone in this room is an ax murderer, I wouldnt assume they were referring to me. Yet here we are, proud deplorables calling all the shots. Feeding the rapacious appetite of corporations with unnecessary tax cuts that allowed, even encouraged, stock buy backs rather than pay raises and new jobs as promised. How can 30 percent of our nation believe that every news outlet the world over is fake news and one foreign owned tabloid network is the lone little voice of truth? How do 30 percent of our citizens revere a troglodyte who has a scant grasp of the English language with his sophomoric taunts, feigned indignation, daily lies and childish whining? His ridiculous assertions that are contradicted by our very eyes and his Jackie Masons-evil-cousin performance style should embarrass any supporter; ah, but not his. They steadfastly stand by their man. They love him because he tells it like it is. They love him because hes not politically correct. Yes, they love that in him. They hate it in everyone else but oh, do they love that about him. The same people who took to the fainting couch when Barak Obama said that police officers who arrested a man for breaking into his own home behaved stupidly, absolutely love their guy for saying much more offensive things. How did this happen? Even if the absurd assertions that this is the best economy ever and that he has accomplished more than any other president were true, where is the moral compass that dictates decorum? Hes vindictive, callous and often cruel which, sadly are his better traits. Hes a kleptocrat who is using his office to enrich himself and his family. His dangerous and blatant abuse of power is beyond authoritarian and completely un-American. His lack of character and self control makes him completely unacceptable as the president of this already great nation. How did we get to a place where there is a deeply held, visceral hatred for Democrats? Democrats the one party that has ever done anything to address the serious flaws in a healthcare system that literally left people bankrupt and homeless and that had left many Americans without any access to basic medical care. Where did that hatred come from? Surely 70 percent of us can overcome this trajectory of animosity and together make America decent again. Juliana Warren Pomona Park Dear Editor: I dont like to be called names and I try not to call others names either. But this new rude, crude, vile and vulgar group of spawn from the liberals, aka socialist, camp has destroyed the decency of this country. They are shameless in dirty tactics using every foul play in the book and creating others as they go along. They dig up dirt that they have generated from heretofore unknown sources to ridicule and humiliate their opponents. They plan these devious attacks with precision that would make Mussolini proud. They dont care who they hurt or how they hurt them, nor do they care about others around them whose lives are devastated by their treachery. If considered at all, those would just be collateral damage. They are on a tribal mission: take no hostages, guilty by accusation only, take down whoever is in your way, acting as if they are always right, and its their way or get brutalized by them. They have stooped to new lows, using every disgusting ploy possible. Clearly they have no decency, shame, or morals and are proud of how they can ruin peoples lives with their hatred. They are on a feeding frenzy and will never be happy or content because they always want something more. Their mission is to destroy this country that has survived and thrived beautifully as a Republic over 200 years by following and obeying the laws of the land. They have the nerve to call conservatives an amoral cult when they themselves are totally lacking in morals and human decency. They are despicable minions of a powerful few, and they have no clue that if things go as they want, it will not end well for any of us. Nancy Taylor Crescent CityCalling Names


Sisters Visit Carolyn and Bruce Thompson enjoyed a visit from Carolyns two sisters, Ruby Boss from Blue Ridge, Georgia and Joyce Bryant from Logansville, Georgia. They played bingo and had lunch with Friday Friends in Pomona Park before leaving for the mountains. Neighborhood Watch The Thursday, September 13 Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Pomona Park Community Center had a program given by Tim Parker, the Putnam County Proper ty Appraiser. He tried to explain the amendments which will appear on the November ballot. Many people were still confused, but Tim did his best. We appreciate Parker and his dedication to the voters. He was celebrating his birthday, so a happy belated birthday! Celebration of Life A beautiful celebration of Anna Mae Matolas life was held at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Crescent City which Father James May officiated. At the end of the program, Father Jim went down the aisle singing Annie Fannie Bo Bannie with everyone joining in and clapping. That was her favorite song. She would have been pleased. A lovely luncheon was served by Bells Bistro. Our love and condolences to sisters Liz Korba and Helen and the rest of her family. Diabetes Prevention Program A new program on diabetes prevention will be available at the Putnam health and Fitness Center. The 16-week program will begin on October 3. It is an ongoing program, so youre welcome to join later. Call Carol Kazaunas at 386-326-3223 to register or for more information. Happy Birthday Janet Jan Turner enjoyed visits from her grandson Simon and his wife Mindi and their children Nolan and Lorelai from Winterhaven. She also had a visit from her granddaughter Sariah Lynn Rose from Wesley Chapel. They went shopping and had lunch out. The children made birthday cards and sang happy birthday. Jan received many good wishes from her grandkids all over the country. Artisan Markets The first artisan market held at Howe Memorial Methodist Church on the third Sunday went very well. The market is held in Welaka every second and fourth Sunday from 3-6 p.m. The Welaka market is hosted by Shrimps R Us. For information about becoming a vendor contact Jana at 352-217-2873. Barbaras Coming Home Barbara Galloway has been living in Ohio for awhile with her daughter, but shes coming home. She and her son Jack visited a lot of her friends and neighbors last week and she planned on attending the senior luncheon on Tuesday at the womans club to contact a lot more friends. Welcome home Barbara. Happy Birthday Monica Monica Sidney was given a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park. She has been the pianist there for many years. The flowers were to say thanks and we love you. Monica was also treated to lunch at Red Lobster by the birthday gang. Each time the word birthday was mentioned Bobbie Walls sang Happy Birthday. By the time the group left the restaurant everyone in the section was laughing and joining in on the singing. There were also a couple of others celebrating birthdays that day. Monica, thanks for sharing your talents with us and may you have many more happy birthdays! Meet the Candidates The Crescent City Womans Club will be having a Meet the Candidates with local, state, and federal officials on Thursday, October 18 at 6p.m. For more information call 386-698-4711 or 386649-6890. There will also be a meet the candidates in Pomona Park at the community center on Thursday, October 11 from 5-8 p.m. For more information contact Shirley Griffin at 386-649-8640. Blood Pressure Classes Is your blood pressure out of control or are you worried about having a heart attack or stroke? Sign up for Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Classes through the Flor ida Department of Health in Putnam County. The classes are free and cover managing your blood pressure, lifestyle changes, and support. Contact Christiana Daley at 386326-3277 or christiana. for more information. An Excursion Adventure On this day, it was a bright, sunny, summer morning at 6:30 a.m. Scott and Della Dehmler, Michelle Lynd, and Cindy Hurtado embarked on an overwhelming day of deep sea fishing aboard the Endless Summer. The day could have not been more rewarding for the entire group. The sea was bright, calm, and beautifully blue and the fishing was just the ticket to complete the adventure. The group bagged 31 fish in all and more important than that is the memories they gained. Herding Cats Crescent City Mayor, Brett Peterson recognized SPAN members and volunteers for their efforts in herding cats. SPAN has partnered with the City of Crescent City, City Manager Patrick Kennedy, and First Coast No More Homeless Pets to trap, community feral cats, and provide transportation to Jacksonville and back. FCNMHP is providing traps, the Van and free spay/neuter under an existing grant. If you have feral cats, cat colonies, strays that you are feeding or are in need of having a pet cat fixed, call City Hall at 386-6982525 to get on the list! Republican Club Property Appraiser Tim Parker was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Putnam Republican Club. He reviewed and explained the amendments that will be on the ballot in the November 6 election. Congratulations were extended to those candidates who won their race in August, and a big thank you was given to those who ran unsuccessfully, acknowledging their sacrifice, hard work and dedication to the campaign. It was a celebratory day for Republicans as Putnam County has turned red and cupcakes were served to commemorate the event. Tischlers Sons Visit Angela Tischler had her two sons, Jeff and Daniel for a visit. They visited many places, went for walks, helped do repairs around the house and had lunch at the Crescent City Womans Clubs Senior Tuesday lunch. She is always smiling when they visit here. A3 COMMUNITYBirthdays, Visits, and a Market 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 rfntb n rrr nr rrrr nr rr rfrfnntbbttbf Carolyn Thompsons sisters, Ruby and Joyce with her husband Bruce. Tim Parker at the neighborhood watch with Shir ley Grifn, Pat Mead, and Judy Szawkowski. Jan Turner with her visitors, Simon holding Lo relai, and Nolan. Sousan and Bobby Wilson at the artisan market at Howe Memorial Church. Birthday celebration with Doris and Beth on left and Bobbie and Monica on right with Irene in the middle. Della Dehmler, Michelle Lynd, and Cindy Hurta do with some of their catch. The honored cat herders of SPAN with Mayor Brett Peterson. At the September meeting of the Putnam County Republican Club. Angela Tischler with her sons Jeff and Daniel. Putnam Health and Fitness Center members signing up for the diabetes class. Cast for the Purple Plum Playhouses new play Let Him Sleep. Kenneth L. Biggs, L.F.D. Owner CLAYTON FRANK & BIGGSFuneral Home L.L.C. Y Since 1930 ZCremation & Traditional Funeral Home386.698.1621402 Cypress Avenue Cremation 386.698.1621 402 Cypress Avenue Crescent City, Florida Kenneth L. Biggs, L.F.D. Owner CLAYTON FRANK & BIGGSFuneral Home L.L.C.Y Since 1930 ZCremation & Traditional Funeral Home386.698.1621402 Cypress Avenue The Overturf family is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home. Owners of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Homes and Crematory in Palatka and Interlachen since 1985, the Overturfs and staff are honored to be able to continue the long-time commitment to the South Putnam and surrounding communities begun in 1930 by Clayton Frank and Sons and continued by the late Kenny Biggs. It will be our aim to continue to serve the families of South Putnam and surrounding areas with the level of dignity, professionalism and respect that are not only expected but deserved. We stand ready to earn the level of trust that hundreds of other families in Putnam and surrounding counties have come to place in our rms.


Jose here to report on activities from Troop 957 in Crescent City. We have great fun when we work on merit badges. One the mer it badges teaches us a bout boating. Heres a picture of our scoutmaster let ting Kenny drive his p ontoon boat. One of the things you need to learn is how to drive a boat and maintain it and proper safety pro cedures for being in a b oat. Did you know you have to have life jack ets for every person i n the boat and have them easily accessible for everyone that is in the boat? Our scout master has extras. We c ant even get in a ca noe without our life j ackets on! On this trip the life jackets were right next to the passengers and after this p icture was taken, he had everyone put them on, just to stay safe. I think its because he doesnt want to wor ry about things. There w ere twelve people on the boat the day this picture was taken! Its a big pontoon boat! We love water activities! Im really excited about shing and boat ing and stuff like that. M y dad and I are go ing to teach our scout master how to shrimp. O ur scoutmaster loves shrimp! Hes from out west though so he hasnt ever had the chance to really shrimp. Ill make sure I tell you about that after we take him shrimp ing. He says hes real ly looking forward to t hat. He wants to catch some and put them in his freezer. Then were going to have a big shrimp-eating night! Troop 957 and Pack 957 are sponsored by the Church of Je sus Christ of Latter D ay Saints. We meet at the LDS church on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Our Cub Scouts meet the second and fourth Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. If you want to have fun, come join us. If you want more information about our activities, please call 307-413-7723. Troop 957 Works on Boating Merit BadgeWay Back When... OUR TO WN Putnam County 25 years agoOctober 8, 1967 Funeral Services Held for Rev. McTammany Funeral services for Rev. John McTammany were held in Jacksonville at the St. Johns Cathedral. Rev. McTammany was the Rector of the Holy Comforter and the First Presbyterian Churches in Crescent City. 50 years ago Years Ago...October 8, 1943 Sinking of Sub Credited To WM. R. Billie Ford The Navy said that the pilot of the plane with the actual kill of a German submarine, which earlier had shot down another American bomber, was Lieut. William R. Ford of Crescent City. 75 years ago 10 years ago 5 years agoOctober 9, 2013 From Crescent City to the Castle Chef Robert Lau rie, who graduated from Crescent City High School, was a featured chef at EPCOTs annual Food and Wine Fes tival. October 8, 2008 Police Chief Re signs Crescent City Police Chief Mi chael Roy submitted his resignation. His resignation went into effect on October 24. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. October 6, 1993 Firefighters to Open New Fire Station The Cres cent City Fire Department held a wel come party to welcome city residents to their new station. 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 NeedsWhen Ronnie Hughes was general manager of the Courier Journal, he wrote a weekly column titled Ramblin with Ronnie. An item in his column of October 5, 1988, reveals Town among best under Florida sun More good printed stuff coming out soon about Crescent City. Retired Orlando Sentinel newsman Bob Howard is devoting a chapter to Crescent City in his new book, The Best Small Towns under the Sun. We will be featured along with 34 other small towns in Florida. The book will be on store shelves about the middle of next year. Why do people keep saying nice things about Crescent City? Ive been in central Florida for more than 37 years and I remember visiting Crescent City many years ago and Ive always been impressed with the little town between the lakes. When I started making my list of the 35 best small towns, I knew from the outset that Crescent City would be on the list, Howard said. For many years Howard was in charge of Orlando Sentinel news bureaus throughout central Florida and his travels often brought him through Crescent City. Something here years ago must have caught his eye. The smallest town featured in the book is tiny Lake Placid, population 1,250. The second smallest? Why, Crescent City, of course. Tavares and Fernandina Beach will also be mentioned. The book is expected to be popular among residents of the towns featured, but its also expected to gain attention of northerners who are planning to retire to the sunshine state and dont know where to live. Maybe this book will answer some of their questions. 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Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 700 BOAT -(2628) Obituaries MEMPHIS, TENNES SEE D avid Wilson Now Mom and Dad are reunit ed in heaven. W hen Dad was lucid, he was sorry that their illnesses kept them apart in their last days. This picture shows the beginning of their happiest days. Be ginnings and endings a re hard, but it is what happens in the middle that counts. David H. Wilson was born March 14, 1929 in Crescent City, to Herbert and Alma Wilson. He died September 23, 2018 at the age of 89. He grew up with a love of the out doors and all kinds of F lorida native animals. His best friend growing up was Carroll Hord, who shared his love of native animals, includ ing turtles and alliga tors. Carroll and D (as C arroll called him) went shing every day. David Wilson was work ing for the City of Mem phis in the Vehicle Main tenance Department w hen he retired. Prior to working for the City of Memphis, he worked various jobs in Memphis including doing account ing for a real-estate rm. A fter work and on the weekends, he liked to go to yard sales, house sales, estate sales and auctions where he pur chased many interesting i tems. Then he began setting up at the local ea market on Saturday to resell these items. Af ter he retired, he bought a nd sold odd items all the time. He eventually quit selling and amassed quite a nice collection of unusual and rare items. His family is eternally grateful to Ken Robin son Estate Sales and his t eam, who cleared their house and conducted his living estate sale in 2017. David Wilson served in the United States Army and the Merchant Ma rines as a young man. In 1 953, he married Donna Jean Ring, from Win ston-Salem, North Caro lina. They met at Myrtle B each, South Carolina, and friends say it was love at rst sight. Af ter their marriage, they m oved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where David owned a Putt Putt Golf Course. Ultimately, they moved to Memphis where initially David owned a pool hall on Beale Street. In 1954, their rst daughter, Linda Ann, was born and, in 1957, their second daughter, Barbara Jean, was born. Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Wilson passed away in 2001 and Davids wife, Donna Ring Wilson, passed away in 2017. Until December of 2015, David and Donna lived independently in their mid-town home near the Memphis Zoo and Snowden School. They loved their neighborhood and had many friends there. When his girls were little, David would take them to the Zoo on Sunday and for walks in the Overton Park Forest. He taught them about turtles, snakes, and skinks and instilled in them a love for the out doors. David kept about fteen box turtles as pets in a large pen in his backyard. These turtles knew him and would come out to greet him as he approached the pen while tapping a spoon against a can of dog food. These turtles all had names, like Qui Qui, Big Mama, Quee nie, etc. David also loved c ats there were several over the years Smokey, Skinny Daddy, Fat Dad dy, Red and Blue. His f avorite dinner used to be Jack Pirtles chicken a two piece white meat dinner box with a medi um sweet tea, and coco nut cake from the Kroger b akery for dessert. His favorite song was Mar ty Robbins Dont Worry A bout Me and Elvis was his favorite entertainer. If David could give any advice now, he would tell you to buy something in teresting or maybe valu able and sell it for more a nd to do this over and over again. He would tell you to live simply, way below your means, and to always put money in your savings account before anything else. He was always buying and selling and working a deal even in the men tal confusion of his last da ys. We want to thank the caregivers and therapy providers at Signature HealthCare on Prima cy, past and present, for t heir professional care, patience and love shown to Mr. Wilson. Dad lived there for almost three years. In particu lar, we thank Marquis a nd Mary in Restorative Care. They could always get him to walk, eat and do other things to make his life better when the rest of us couldnt. Mar quis and Mary were al ways loving and kind in d ifcult situations, as were several other CNAs and nurses on the care team staff. Other staff, including the house keeping staff, mainte nance staff, dietary staff a nd activities staff, so cial workers and admin istrative staff, did what ever they could to keep D ad happy. Dad was always comfortable at Signature Healthcare on Primacy. Everyone took exceptional care of Dad at Signature Healthcare on Primacy and treated him with extreme kind ness and respect and w e appreciate you all so much. Thank you. David Wilson, or DH as his mother and siblings called him, is pre-de ceased by his wife, Don na, and his daughter, B obbie; his sister Louise Wilson Jarvis and her husband, Dr. Charles Jarvis; his brother, James Eugene Wilson, and sister, Margaret Wil son, as well as his par ents Herbert and Alma W ilson and his nephew, Dr. Robert Jarvis. His brothers and sisters-inlaw, August and Viola Ring, and James and Marge Ring also left this earth before him. His best friend, Thomas Carroll Hord of Crescent City, Florida, died prior to him and he missed him terribly. David Wilson is sur vived by his daughter a nd son-in-law, Linda and Steve Baggett, niec es and nephews and t heir families, Anne Miller, Susan Rau, Tara Phillips and Bryant Ring. Davids love of all things outdoors, pet ried wood and Amer ican Indian artifacts s urvives him in Bryant, who bonded early with his uncle and continues to love the outdoors in Florida. Services were held on Friday, September 28 at 2 p.m. at Family Fu neral Care with burial f ollowing in the Bartlett Ellendale Cemetery. Dad would appreciate memo rials to the Memphis Zo ological Society or House o f Mews.


INTERLACHEN Fredrick A. Noland Frederick Andrew Noland, 70, of Interlachen, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Shands UF Health in Gainesville fol lowing a brief illness. A na tive of Rochester, Michigan, he r esided in Interlachen since 2009 coming from Auburn Hills, Michigan. A pro duce manager and buyer in the gr ocery industry, Fred worked with Merchant of Vino for five years, Produce Station in Ann Harbor for 10 years and with West born Market in Royal Oak, Michigan for 10 years. He had also been a volunteer fireman in Tri City, Michi gan and served on the Fire Boar d in Interlachen. Fred was an automotive histo ry enthusiast and collected automobile items as well as fire related items. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Noland of Interlachen, two daughters, Gigi Fawgle (Curt) of Interlachen and Virginia Cassar (Gary) of Windsor Ontario, Canada and three grandchildren, Blayze Hen son, Siobhan Cassar and Sinead Cassar No services are planned at this time. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Fredericks Book of Memories Page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Interlachen. WEST BANNERVILLE Lydia M. Durham L ydia M. Durham, 84, of West Bannerville near Bar din went to be with the Lord on the Lor ds Day, Sunday, September 23, 2018 follow ing a brief illness. L ydia was born at home in West Bannerville to Ben Van Thomas and Martha Mattie Hall Thomas on February 10, 1934. She grew up liv ing on North 11th Street in Pa latka upstairs over the grocery store/meat mar ket and even worked there alongside her father She had lived for most of her life in the home where she was born at West Bannerville Road. She was a home maker who enjoyed raising her childr en. Her children were raised up calling their mother blessed. (Proverbs 31:28). She was well known in the community for her cook ing and had sent food to many ber eaved families over the years. She loved helping others, vegetable and flower gar dening, canning and crocheting. She had coowned and operated Davids Flower Patch and Sallies Cuts and Curls, both in Bardin. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Bardin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Van Thomas, Martha Mattie Hall Thomas; her husband, H.C. Clark Durham, Sr.; a son, David Durham, a sister; Betty Thomas Dunn. Surviving are four sons, H.C., Jr. Bud and Brenda Durham, Barney Van and Theresa Durham, Danny M. and Kim Durham, and Bruce Dwayne Durham, all of West Bannerville; a daughter, Sallie Durham of West Bannerville; a sis ter, Phyllis Smith of St. Augustine; a br other and sister-in-law, Johnny M. and Bonnie Thomas of Palatka; eight grandchil dren and spouses, Chris ty and Nelson Mew, Heidi and Matt Bennett, Bar ney Van Durham, II and wife, Chrislyn, Tommie Durham (Cyndi Dampier), Matt and Shayna Durham, Levi Durham, Ryan Durham McNair; five great grand children, Katlyn Durham, Kaleigh Dur ham, Karly Durham, Luke Durham, Hannah Durham; and sev eral nieces and nephews. The family r eceived friends 10 a.m. Thursday, Septem ber 27 at Masters Funeral H ome in Palatka. Funer al services followed at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 27 at the funeral home with Pastor Rudy Howar d and Pastor Joe Young officiating. Burial followed in Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin with Pastor Sonny Pipkins of ficiating after which fam ily and friends gathered at Pr ovidence Baptist Church in Bardin for food and fel lowship. Friends may sign the online register atwww.themas Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements. PALATKA Billy Largacci Billy Largacci, 74, of Palatka passed away Sun day, September 23, 2018 at Malcolm Randall V A Med ical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. Billy was bor n at Glen dale Hospital in Palatka and had been a lifelong r esi dent of Palatka. He served in the United States Ar my and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a radioman and pointman and earned the following medals: National Defense Service Medal, Viet nam Service Medal with two Br onze Stars, Combat In fantrymans Badge, and Air Medal. He had worked for S.J. Mills as a heavy equip ment operator in the pulpwooding business for many years. He loved to fish, play music and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Palatka Moose Lodge #184 and U.S. Veter ans Post #104 in Palatka. Pr eceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Belle Largacci; his wife, Geraldine Largacci; two brothers, Sonny Largacci and Bobby Largacci; and a nephew, Andrew James Largacci. Surviving are a daugh ter, Toby Largacci-Smith of Cr escent City; three sons, Todd Largacci of Crescent City, and Jamie Largacci and Justin Largacci, both of Interlachen; two brothers, Joey Largacci and Nathan Clifton, both of Palatka; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and neph ews. The family r eceived friends at 10 a.m. Friday, September 28 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Homego ing Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 28 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Alfred Johns, Jr. officiating. Military honors were bestowed. In honor and celebration of Billys life a Video Tribute was shown. Memorial gifts may be sent to The Gainesville Fisher House Foundation, P.O. Box 358296, Gainesville, FL 32635 or go to www. Friends may sign the online register at www.themasters Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in char ge of arrangements. POMONA PARK Randal K. Ritchie, III Randall Karry Trey Ritchie, III, 21, of Pomona Park, passed from this life on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his home. He was a native of Charleston, South Carolina and had lived in Pomona Park for the past 18 years coming from Pem broke, Georgia. He was a member of the Palatka House of God and was ac tively enlisted in the US Ar my Reserves. Trey was a simple man. He loved being with his family, making everyone laugh, always had a joke or a crazy meme to show everyone. He enjoyed many things such as listening to his music loud, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, swimming and shooting guns. He was a very loving and respectful man. Trey was kindhearted and was always there to lift people up and encourage them. He is survived by his par ents, Randall and Jaydee Ritchie of Pomona Park, brothers, Randall Karry Ritchie, Jr. (Jenny) of New Albany, Indiana, Jared Lo gan Ritchie of Pomona Park, Isaac T erron of Pomona Park and James Willis Am ick of Pomona Park, sister, Holly Marie Ritchie of Pomona Park, nephews, Andrew Miguel Terron, Gabriel Alexander Terron, Matthew Carlos Terron and Elijah Reese Ritchie all of Pomona Park, nieces, Chey anne Dakota Ritchie, Haley Marie Ritchie and Lola Mir iam Ritchie all of Albany, Indiana and former brother-in-law, Gudiel Terron of East Palatka. Services wer e held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Septem ber 29, 2018 at Palatka House of God with Dr Gil bert L. Evans, Jr. officiat ing. Burial followed in Peniel Cemetery. The family r eceived friends from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. at Johnson-Over turf Chapel in Palatka on Friday, September 28, 2018. Flowers ar e gratefully ac cepted, or memorial do nations may be made to W ounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at T reys Book of Memories page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com Arrangements were un der the direction of John son-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA John M. DuBose John Mack DuBose, 75, of Palatka passed away peace fully Friday, September 21, 2018 at his r esidence. John was born in Rock ingham, North Carolina and had been a r esident of Palatka for the past 48 years, coming from Rock ingham. He was retired fr om Georgia Pacific Corp. in Palatka where he was a member of the papermak ers union. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Sur viving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Misty DuBose of Orange Park, and Larry DuBose of Palatka; two sisters, Janice Smith of Rockingham, North Carolina and Joy Thompson of Montana; 10 grandchildr en; three great grandchildren; a nephew; and two nieces. No services are scheduled. Friends may sign the on line register at www.the Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. LAKE COMO Melvin Diamond Senior Master Chief (Ret.) Melvin Diamond, 79, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky and entered the Navy at age 17 and served his country in Korea, Cuba and Viet Nam until he retired on September 22, 1975. He was an avid fisherman and loved riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed membership with the Fraternal Or der of Eagles #4355, Lake Como and he was of the Baptist faith. Mel is survived by his wife, Donna of 20 years; sons, James R. Diamond, Jay Scott Diamond Dan Blank inship; daughters Michelle Blankinship and Dawn Busey; sisters, Florine McLean and Kathy Girting; six grandchildr en and three great grandchildren. His family received friends and family at the Welaka Baptist Church for viewing and visitation from 11 a.m. to the time of service at 12 p.m. with military honors. Pastor Bill Williams offici ated. Burial took place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018. Sympathy may be ex pressed by signing his on line registry at Arrangements wer e un der the direction of Clay ton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home in Cr escent City. PALATKA Peggy J. Norris Peggy Jo Norris, 79, of Palatka passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Vintage Care Senior Liv ing in Palatka following an extended illness. Peggy was bor n in Gainesville and grew up in LaCrosse. She had been a resident of Palatka for the past 52 years, coming from LaCrosse. She was a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville wher e she received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She had taught in various schools in and out of Putnam County, including Jenkins Middle School in Palatka. She had coowned and operated Ran dys Music and Bible Book Stor e in Palatka, which she considered a ministry. She enjoyed traveling, her an imals, and spending time with friends and family. She had attended former Lemon Heights Baptist Church in Palatka. Preceding her in death were her parents, E. Tatum and Alice E. Norris. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Karen Dampier of Palatka. Calling hours were from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 25 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Celebration of Life ser vices was held at 10 a.m. W ednesday, September 26 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Dan Phillips officiating. A com mittal service followed at 2 p.m. W ednesday at Antioch Cemetery in LaCrosse. Friends may sign the on line register at www.the Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of arrangements. INTERLACHEN Lee B. Lambert Lee Benson Lambert, 88, of Interlachen, passed from this life on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his home following an extended ill ness. Born in Garvin, Okla homa to Leonard Lambert and Lillian Br ett Lambert, he moved to Putnam County in 1974 coming from Jacksonville. A veteran of the Kor ean War, Lee served as a submariner aboard the USS Picuda (SS-382) and retired as a Yeoman First Class (YN1) from the U.S. Navy following 20 years of distinguished service. Four of his 20 years, he worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Following his military career, Lee worked 10 years as a finance manager with Bank of America / Fi nance America and another 15 years he was self-employed. He was a member of the Orange Springs Community Church. Lee had been active in numer ous organizations over the years including the Fleet Reserve, American Legion Post #293, a life member of VFW Post #10164 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles where he was a Past President. He had also been active with the Boy Scouts and served as Scout Master of Troop #287 in Jacksonville. In his retirement years, Lee was passionate about fly fish ing and landscaping (cer tified Green Thumb). He also enjoyed watching TV especially episodes of Gun smoke, the Little League W orld Series and girls college softball. Lees family af fectionately called him a Baby Magnet for his love of children and especially his grandchildren. In addition to his par ents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Laney and a brother, Reuben Lambert. Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Lambert of Interlachen, two sons, Mike Lambert (JoAnn) of Interlachen and Tim Lam bert (Sharon) of Melrose, a daughter Lori Fowler (Chuck) of Interlachen, a son-in-law, Rex Laney of Interlachen, a brother, Scott Lambert (Gloria) of Califor nia, three sisters, Martha Robberson of W ichita, Kan sas, Helen Dearman of OK and Lou R yan of California, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services cele brating Lees life were held at 10 a.m. Satur day, Sep tember 29, 2018 at College Park Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Darr ell Jones and Chaplain Jak ie Carmicle officiating. The U.S. Navy also bestowed full military honors in rec ognition of Lees time in service to country. In keeping with Lees wishes, his cr emated remains will be scattered at sea by the U.S. Navy at a later date. Flowers are gratefully ac cepted or memorial dona tions may be sent in Lees memory to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jack sonville, FL 32257. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Lees Book of Memories Page at www. johnsonoverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were en trusted to Johnson-Over turf Funeral Home in Palatka. 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. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-684-3360 Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church South Putnam CampusPalatka Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church Main Campus Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 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 October 3A5 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church invites everyone in the community to come out and join them at 11 p.m. on Friday, October 5 for Monthly Midnight Prayer. Midnight Prayer will be held at Mt. Tabor Palatka (4909 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka) and Mt. Tabor -South (608 Randolph Street, Crescent City). Please accept this heartfelt invitation to join in with them to pray as one body in Christ.Lake Como Lake Como Community of Hope...............386-463-7100 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Pilgrim Congregational Church of Pomona Park . 386-649-8467


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Mint is a popular herb with a rich history and folklore. The plant is hardy, available nearly year-round and easily grown as demonstrat ed in this video. From the genus Mentha with 25 species of fragrant herbs, mint is capable of arousing strong feelings in different cultures. For instance, the French dont often use mint, while the English and Middle Eastern cultures enjoy it in many dishes. The oil is often add ed to toothpaste, candy and gums. While it c omplements different foods and works well with other herbs, many are unaware of how to incorporate it into their cooking. There are over two dozen distinct spe cies, some of which are easier to add to your meals than spearmint or peppermint. The telltale aroma and taste of mint comes from the menthol oil found in resinous dots on the leaves and stems of the plant. Mint leaves are packed with antioxi dants and easily grown in an enclosed gar den, containers or even in doors, providing you with fr esh, organically grown leaves whenever you need them. Choose Your Flavor Most types of mint re quire the same or similar car e. And, as true mint varieties are known to cross pollinate, its wise to plant different mint types away from each other. Before choosing the type of mint you like in your garden, be sure its well suited for your growing region and for your intended use. Some of the most com mon varieties include pepper mint, spearmint, lemon balm and catnip, also known as catmint. The list of mint varieties is much longer and not all varieties are good for culinary purposes. Oth er varieties found in gar dens include: Apple mint (W oolly mint) Basil mint Calamint Chewing Gum mint Corn or Field mint Chocolate mint Ginger mint Grapefruit mint Horsemint Red Lavender mint Licorice mint Orange mint Pennyroyal Pineapple mint Raripila mint Watermint Prepare Your Soil for a Healthy Garden Mint can be started from seed, from cuttings or from a runner. A run ner is a long stem growing away from the main plant, which often ex tends new roots into the soil. These rooted stems can be used if you care fully dig them up. Since the mint plant is quite invasive, its best to plant them in an en closed garden or a con tainer to limit the area of gr owth. Some varieties are very difficult to start from a seed, so consider using a transplant or cutting. Prepare your soil as demonstrated in the video using 25 per cent vermicompost, 25 pe rcent coco peat, 25 percent fine sand and 25 percent garden soil. Mix this together well before adding it to your container or your en closed garden area. Ideally, use a clay pot with a drainage hole for adequate soil drainage. Prior to adding the soil, cover the hole with a small stone to assist with drainage. Cuttings or transplanted plants can now be added to the pot. Growing Mint at Home If youre using a cut ting from a healthy plant, use scissors to cut the plant cleanly 4 to 5 inches long and just below a node. The node is the point on the stem where the leaves emerge on both sides. Although the video ad vises you take 15 to 20 cuttings, your mint plant will grow quick ly, so you may quickly cover a 2-foot ar ea with just two or three cut tings and prevent over crowding. Prior to planting your cuttings, r emove the leaves from the bottom of the stem. Plant them in the soil 1 to onehalf inch deep. You can make a hole with a pen cil or with your finger, gently placing the end of the cutting into the soil and tamping the soil gently down. Once all the cuttings have been planted, gently water the soil until its damp but not thoroughly wet. For the first eight to 12 days, the plants will appreciate a bright loca tion but not direct sun light. Its best to water them daily in the mor n ing hours until the soil is moist but not wet. Y ou will see new growth from your cuttings within the first two weeks. Another option is to start your cuttings in spring water indoors. Place the plants in a well-lit location and make sure the water does not reach the re maining leaves on the stem. Usually, after just one week, your plant should show small white roots. One week later, the cutting will be ready to be planted in soil. Once the plants are well-rooted they will appreciate being in an area with plenty of sun light. Keep new plants well-water ed throughout the first year. Consider mulching around your plants as it helps to keep the soil from drying out, prevents the mint from spreading too far out of control and helps to in sulate the plants in the winter months so they better withstand freez ing temperatures. Controlling Pests in Your Mint Garden Another r eason mint is an exceptional plant for the beginning gardener is its rapidly growing and nearly indestructi ble. Occasionally, pests may decide they like the plant as much as you do. The most common ar e aphids, thrips, slugs and snails. However, even bunny rabbits may like to nibble on your mint plants. Some signs your plants may be infested are speckled leaves with yel low spots or large holes in the foliage. Clusters of small holes mean flea beetles, and small winged or wingless in sects on the leaves may mean aphids. Spider mites and aphids can be controlled by creating an unfavor able environment. For small populations, the plant can be soaked with plain water daily until spider mites are gone. For a more se rious infestation, garlic water or hydr ogen per oxide treatment may be beneficial. Aphids, little gr een bugs, can be controlled by spraying the leaves with a garden hose or combination of liquid soap and water. If you have a large colony, cut the plants back severely and spray the remain der with soap and wa ter. Soapy water should be r eapplied every two to three days for two weeks to discourage the insects. Placing diatomaceous earth around the plants will also discourage pests. Although mint is hardy, prevention is the best medicine to reduc ing any population of pests and preventing the development of fungal infections. Provide good air circulation and welldrained soil, knock off insects using spray from a garden hose and be sure to check the un derside of leaves where pests can hide. Mint Benefits Your Health and Home T he high antioxidant content in mint makes it beneficial to your health. The herb contains vita mins A, B2 and C and minerals like zinc, calcium, copper and mag nesium. The menthol on the leaves of the plant has analgesic and local anesthetic properties. Consider freshening your meals and sal ads with a few mint leaves. Incorporate the leaves into fr esh fruit salad with chopped ap ples, pear, lemon or lime juice, jalapeno and hon ey. Add fresh mint to steamed rice or pair with berries or pineapple for a fr esh mint smoothie. There are a few con traindications to using m int. For example, it can exacerbate gastro esophageal reflux dis ease (GERD) and those w ho have gallstones should also be cautious not to consume mint. 2Peppermint oil, when taken in large doses, can be toxic. Dont apply mint oil to the face of an infant or small child as it may cause spasms, inhibit ing breathing. If you are on pr escription medi cations, speak to your health car e provider or pharmacist to determine if the drugs interact with mint or mint oil. Mint can also be used to: Relieve allergy symp toms Rosmarinic acid, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent in mint, has been studied for its potential in help ing to relieve seasonal allergy and asthma symptoms. This antioxidant works by inhibit ing COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. Accor ding to a study published in Biofactors journal, taking 50 milli grams of rosmarinic acid daily helped r educe the levels of inflammatory molecules and eosino phils or allergy-related white blood cells, leading to significantly decreased symptoms. E ase digestive prob lems Mint has been used for thousands of years as a r emedy for indigestion, as it helps increase bile secretion and encourages bile flow. Peppermint in par ticular has been found to r elieve pain and dis comfort caused by gas and bloating. It may also help alleviate gastric ul cers and irritable bowel syndr ome. Relieve nausea and headache The re freshing scent of mint pr ovides quick relief for nausea and has been added to soothing balms intended for nausea. Simply crushing (and in haling) fresh mint leaves may pr ovide the same effect. Mint may also soothe inflammation and temperature rise as sociated with headaches and migraines. Help clear congestion Mint cools and soothes the throat, nose and other parts of the respi ratory system and helps alleviate congestion brought on by coughs and colds. Promote relief from pain and fatigue If you are feeling depressed, anxious, sluggish or ex hausted, mint may be useful. It was also found t o help increase pain threshold in humans. Help relieve discomfort for first-time mothers who are breastfeeding The first several days nursing a newborn may increase the risk of sore or cracked nipples. Pep permint water may help pr event nipple pain in first-time mothers who are breastfeeding. Calm skin irritations When applied topically, mint lotion may help soothe irritation associ ated with insect bites. Foot scrub Mix 1 cup of Himalayan salt, one-third cup of olive oil and six drops of pepper mint essential oil, and scrub all over your feet. The salt exfoliates your skin while the menthol soothes sor e muscles. Room freshener and floor cleaner Add a few drops of mint es sential oil to your home made cleaner. You can also dilute thr ee to five drops of mint essential oil in a cup of white vinegar, and add it to a gallon of water. This solution works for wood, concrete or tile floors. Mint tea Mix a batch of peppermint tea in five minutes, brewing it from dried leaves from your garden. It helps relieve stress, promotes sleep, as an appetite suppres sant and helps clear hor monal skin changes, like acne. Flea and tick repel lent Mix two parts fr esh spearmint, one part fresh thyme and one part fresh worm wood, and tuck it inside a small pillow. Place the pillow near your pets favorite resting place or in his bed.Visitors to Palatkas riv erfront took several steps back in time on Satur day. Attendees were able t o meet and converse with Ben Franklin, Mico Chluccothe Long War rior, Job Wiggins, and of course, W illiam Bartram. A lot of wisdom and an ecdotes were shared and participants went away feeling better informed about some of the history of our local area. Tom Berkey, who por trayed Ben Franklin, r elated that John Bar tram, Williams father, and Franklin wer e good friends. In fact, in 1787, around the signing of the US Constitution, John and William Bartram and many of the founding fa thers, including George W ashington, knew each other very well. Anyone who could read well, and there were very few of those at the time, Berkey said, were drawn to each other as those who were educated were not very numerous. Bar tram Gardens in Philadelphia was one of the favorite places for them to congregate. Berkey also related that one of Ben Franklins papers, Poor Richards Almanac, served as the late eighteenth centurys social media. It was writ ten in the simple English spoken by the vast ma jority of the people and passed along infor mation and witty sayings. Mike Adams has been portraying William Bar tram for about fifteen years, most of the time in Florida, but he has also been as far as Bartram traveled, as well, to Loui siana and North Carolina. He has walked the str eets and paths of Florida as William Bartram from Tallahassee to Orlando. Im a biologist from St. Augustine, Adams said. I got interested in reen actments when I attend ed some in St. Augustine and thought it looked like fun. One of my favorite lines from William Bar tram is about the number of alligators he experienced along the St. Johns River He said, If I was daring, I could cross the river on the backs of alligators, they are so numerousbut Im not so brave. Besides attending festi vals as William Bartram, Adams also offers eco tours and boat trips from his nearby home. He has some scheduled for Oc tober and offers them to chur ch and civic groups as well as individuals. If you are interested in find ing out more or schedul ing a trip, please contact him through email: ad amscience@windstream. net. Joining Berkey and Adams on the riverfront on Satur day was Jim Saw grass who brought a com plete early Florida Indian home with him to por tray Mico Chluccothe Long W arrior. Chlucco was a friend of William Bartram who granted him safe passage through his homelands. Ive been doing this my whole life, Sawgrass said. Not only do I portray Mico Chlucco but many other characters from the 1700s and 1800s. Not only do Sawgrass and his wife perform and educate through re enactments, their son is a champion dancer who competes in the South east United States but also contends for honors in Hoop Dancing in Arizo na where he has also won events. When W illiam Bartram lived and explored our lo cal area he was not alone. A favorite companion, Job W iggins, was often with him. He served as his friend, interpreter, trad er and guide and was the dir ector of the Low er Store of Spaldings T raders located at what is today, Stokes Land ing. Robert Wilson has been portraying W iggins and other characters since about 1993 and does approximately four teen to eighteen shows a year His next event will be at Creekside in Flagler County next weekend. These performers, and a few others, spent a lot of time this past week speaking to and educat ing about eight hundred Putnam County elementary students in the local ecology and history. Im also available to speak to students about history, literature, sci ence, and art, Adams said, because besides being a naturalist, Wil liam Bartram was also a writer an artist and an historian. By portraying him I can cover a lot of territory. 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 Email: ga.teske@yahoo. com and on Facebook: Dunns Creek Fantasy Productions, LLC.William Bartram Visits Palatka October 3, 2018 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Dr. MercolaNatural Health News Can Clay Stop Infections? G.A. Teske Staff WriterPhoto by G.A. Teske. Jim Sawgrass (and his wife) as Mico Chlucco. & FACES PLACES


get to know each other on a deep level thus creating a community of diverse people who can trust each other and therefore work toward common good. They will be meeting in Palatka on Mondays at 10 a.m.-12 p.m., October 15 November 12 and Thursdays at 6-8 p.m., October 18 November 15 at the St. Johns River Center. In Interlachen on Tuesdays at 5-7 p.m., October 9 November 6 at the St. Andrews Episco pal Church and in Crescent City on Wednesdays, 10 a .m.-12 p.m., October 10 November 7 at the Turn ing Table on 419 N. Prospect Street. For more infor mation contact: SAFE TO HOPEs rst annual pumpkin patch begins October 15 and lasts through October 31. Hours will be 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Monday through Sat urday at the North Florida Tractor Company locat ed at 174 Hwy 17 South in East Palatka. Hayrides, games, tr eats, and pumpkins. All proceeds benet survivors of Child Sex Abuse through SAFE TO HOPE, a new 501c3 charity based in Satsuma. For more information see Safe to Hope on Facebook. Pink Out Putnam is back! If you would like you business Pinked Out for the month of October, some one Flocked or to just make a donation contact Mindy Estep, the POP Committee Dir ector at 386649-2436. 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. Would you like to build a scarecrow? There will be a scarecrow building workshop on Saturday, Octo ber 20 from 1-4 p.m. Supplies for their innards are on hand. Bring your own wor n clothes and accessories! MAGI is inviting the public to an open house to celebrate their four year anniversary! Palatkas First Craft Beer Festival is coming on Saturday, October 13 from 1-5 p.m. with 40+ breweries, food trucks, and music. The October fest will be taking place in the large parking of the Putnam County Courthouse. W ith each ticket pur chased for the event you will receive a tasters glass and unlimited sampling amongst the attending br eweries for the four hour event. Please leave your pets (dogs and cats especially) at home since they can not legally consume alcohol. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online: events/488923524907246. The Purple Plum Playhouse presents its latest comedy "Let Him Sleep Till its Time for his Fu neral by Peg Kehret on Friday October 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. The play will be held at the Geor ge C. Miller Middle School Auditorium on 101 S. Prospect Street in Crescent City. Tickets are $20 for Friday and $15 for the other showings and are available at St. Johns Realty, Crescent City Ani mal Health Center, Dees House of Beauty or by call ing Sheila Abbot at 386-804-1985. The Folk-N-Blues Festival will be held on Satur day, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the river front in Palatka. There will be a multitude of bands ther e with food trucks and activities for children. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic on the riverfront. The Ravine Gardens will be having their Halloween 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 rang er, 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@dep.state. .us. 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 Wednes day, October 31. This year there will be a contest for the best decorated vehicle with the top thr ee re ceiving prizes. Last year they handed out treats to 900 children. If anyone would like to donate candy, volunteer, or reserve a spot to pass out candy, please contact Denise Jennings at 386-649-6024 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 Everybodys Having a Garage Sale. All proceeds go to PHFC. If youre an artist or do crafts, we would love to have you sell your wares during the Sale. Preregister early as spaces are lim ited. Spaces are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. V endors must provide their own tables. Please consider donating any good, used items that you no longer need. They accept gently used house hold items: dishes, glasses, small appliances, linens, knickknacks, etc. If you have any questions about what ar e 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, parenting information sessions, give aways, and free new and gently used baby clothing. There will be a line dance party with Linda Arm strong on S aturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pomona Park Community Center. The entrance fee is $7 and proceeds go to the senior pro gram in Pomona Park. Bring a dish to share! There w ill also be a 50/50 rafe and a Winnie the Pooh afghan by Linda to be rafed off. RSVP to Linda at 386-649-5025 and join them for dancing, fun, food and fellowship. Race Issues Study Circles are a grass roots of fering that are staffed by volunteers who are dedi cated to helping with race relations in the county. T hey are held once a week for ve weeks for about two hours a session. They are facilitated by trained volunteers who use a Discussion Guide, based on the Racism Study Circles in Jacksonville, to focus the group. The intent is to create a safe and friendly envi ronment to allow people of all backgrounds to speak t heir truth and be heard. This is a discussion, not a debate. The result is a group of diverse people who 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 1 st 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 Line dancing is on Tues days at the Pomona Park Community Center. Classes will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with instructors Cin dy Smith and Linda Arm strong. Summer classes will be strictly ultra beginner. Call Linda Armstrong at 386-649-5025 for more in formation or on Facebook at WIYD1260A.M TheMixTheMix Gator football is back! Catch all the games LIVE on WIYD 1260AM and remember each Friday night you can listen to the Palatka Panthers LIVE only on 1260 WIYD!


October 3, 2018 B3 Great Dads from page A6


A Tale of Friendship, Fishing and Bananas B4 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKUSolution is on B2. Solution is on B2. Be at the house at 5:45 a.m., said Billy O. on a warm Satur day morning as a slight br eeze blew from the west and the sky was overcast. Billy and I knew of each other in high school, but we werent close friends. He was a football star and I was the yearbook photographer. Twenty years lat er, we were at our high school r eunion, telling stories of hunting alli gators and fishing. An instant friendship was formed. When he invit ed me to go fishing with him and his family in south Florida, I jumped at the opportunity. Billy captains the Miss Maddison with a cr ew of two, his 12-yearold son, Bryan, and 16-year-old daughter, Maddison. Bryan is an impressive young angler who can identify more saltwater fish species than most adults. Maddison is a lifeguar d with a love of the ocean. Our first stop was to catch baitfish. Billy ma neuvered the boat into position, and Bryan and Maddison quickly cast out sabiki rigs gr oups of several small hooks attached to the end of a fishing line. It was amazing to watch this crew in action. Bryan and Maddison pulled in line after line of baitfish, with Billy switching back and forth to quickly get the lines back in the wa ter. When the top wa ter swirl disappeared, we moved to another spot, and I watched the scenario play out over and over again until the baitwell was full. As we headed of fshore, we shared stories of fishing and boating. Bryan filled my head with knowledge about the different species of saltwater fish. Maddison talked about sea turtles and her goal of working in the medical field. Billy r emained on the hunt for fish. He shared his knowledge of boating, wind direc tion, tides and seas, as well as navigating and using landmarks to determine distance all useful knowledge every boater should know. Billy gave directions on which rod and reel to use, then Bryan swung into action. It was apparent they had done this before. Bryan caught the first fish, a snapper too small to keep. After catching a few more snapper, we started seeing dolphins and sharks in the area. We decided to move to the next fishing spot where we saw more dolphin. Another stop and, finally, we were right in the action. Bry an and Billy got Maddi son rigged up and she landed a little tunny, mor e commonly known as a bonito. Within mo ments, another line at the bow started zing ing. There is nothing like the sound of a line scr eaming off the reel when a fish takes the bait. My turn. Ill admit, I was out of practice, but Billy kept me on the fish and I got it in the boat. It was another lit tle tunny. Fun to catch, but they ar e often re leased or used for bait to entice other species. W e were a bit bummed that we hadnt had more luck, but Billy reminded me that the weather was working against us since the wind was blowing from the west, causing chop py waves. We hit one mor e spot with no action and decided to call it a day. After a bumpy ride into a sandbar, we de cided to take a swim and have a snack. W ith more than enough to share, I brought out my banana-date-walnut bites. WHAT! You brought bananas on the boat! said Billy. I was quickly informed that bananas are con sidered bad luck on a boat. Appar ently, this is either an old fish tale or superstition. Who knew? Not I. A quick survey of a few boaters and anglers at the sandbar confirmed it. They all knew what it meant to have ba nanas on board a boat. Even the attendant and guests at the fuel dock solidified this story. Billy then told me of a time he wore clothing with a banana on the label during a fish ing trip. The label was pr omptly cut off prior to leaving the dock. Whats behind the ba nana ban? Some speculate that: ships had to make fast trips to pr event the fruit from spoiling so there was no time to fish; that bananas float, so if a ship went down they might be the only sign; and, Billys favorite, huge spiders often hitched a ride in the banana boxes. I learned a lot on my fishing trip and I will tell you this, I will never bring a banana on a boat again. Thankfully, I was forgiven by Billy and the crew and was allowed to board the boat for the ride home. While we didnt get completely skunked, I now know our bad luck had nothing to do with the west wind, rough waves or cloudy skies. It wasnt because of a lack of knowledge, skill or passion for fishing. It was my banana snacks. Heading home for the day, I was left with a newfound respect for a man teaching his chil dren to fish and get o utdoors, a renewed hope for the future of fishing and the next generation of conserva tionists, and a remind er that fishing and a love of the outdoors brings people together. I look forward to many more fishing adventures with this crew without bananas! Carol Lyn ParrishFWC Commissioner Pam Stewart announced that Florida ranks 4th in the nation for K-12 student achievement, according to Education Weeks Quality Counts 2018 report. The annual report compares state-bystate data and trends to gauge students opportunities for success and considers achievement levels, achievement gains, poverty gap, achieving excellence, high school graduation and Advanced Placement. Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, It is no coincidence that Florida is leading the nation in K-12 student achievement. Governor Scott has invested record funding in education to ensure every Florida student has access to the world-class education they deserve. That is only possible with strong accountability and high-quality instruction. We have incrementally and strategically increased standards for both students and educators, which has resulted in students being more prepared for future success than ever before. We remain committed to serving in the best interests of Floridas families, and we look forward to celebrating our states continued achievements in education. This news comes on the heels of a series of positive education-related announcements this year. In April, Governor Scott announced that Florida was the only state to have improved significantly in grade 4 mathematics, grade 8 reading and grade 8 mathematics on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments. Then, in June, he announced that school grades for the 2017-18 school year demonstrated continued school improvement. Today, 58 percent of Florida schools are rated A or B and only seven percent are rated D or F. Highlights of the Quality Counts 2018 report include: Floridas overall rank for the K-12 Achievement category increased from 11 to 4. Florida outperformed the nation in every measure of achievement gains, poverty gap and Advanced Placement 14 of the 18 achievement measures overall. Florida is ranked 2nd for improvement in both grade 4 reading and mathematics. Florida is ranked 3rd for improvement in grade 8 reading. Florida has rigor ous standards (Flor ida Standards) that guide instruction in all K-12 courses and grade levels, and the statewide standardized assessments are aligned to the Florida Standards. The Flor ida Standards were established with input from thousands of Florida stakeholders, including educators and local edu cation leaders, students, parents and many other members of the public. Florida has been a national leader in developing and refining school-based accountability for two decades. In that time, the standards and statewide assessments became more rigorous. As a result, student performance has improved continually. As Florida raised standards for students, teacher cer tification exams became more rigorous to ensure that newly certified teachers have the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare students for college and career. Florida has also made available objective information regarding impact of teachers on student learning and has raised the bar on its teacher preparation programs accountability system. Floridas accountability system highlights the areas in which districts are earning high marks, as well as where there is room for significant improvement. Using this information, the Florida Department of Education offers additional support and services, and the State Board of Education has the authority to direct administrators to implement student-focused changes. Florida statute outlines the steps school districts must take when one or more schools earn a D or F, and these policies have gotten increasingly stringent in recent years.Special to the Courier Journal Florida Ranks 4th in the Nation for K-12 Student Achievement


LEGAL NOTICENOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SEC TION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of, Matthew Oberry Masonry and Concrete, located at 104 Nellie St., in the County of Putnam, in the City of Palatka, Florida 32177 intends to register the said name with the Divi sion of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Palatka, Florida this 13th day of September, 2018. Matthew Tomas Oberry 10/3/18 TOW SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G1BN52W0RR121203 CHEV ROLET 10/3/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SOMMONS HAULING & TOW SERVICE gives Notice of Foreclo sure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on October 22, 2018, 7:00 am at 1975 ST ATE ROAD 20, HAW THORNE, FL 32640-5341, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SOMMONS HAULING & TOW SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3A4FY58B17T541989 CHRYSLER 10/3/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC gives Notice of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on OCTOBER 19, 2018, 10:00 am at 2407 REID ST. PALATKA, FL 32177-2803, pur suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCRUGGS MOTOR COMPANY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 2G1WG5E39C1334731 2012 CHEVROLET 10/3/18PUBLIC NOTICECONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO RE QUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date: September 26, 2018 Name of Responsible Entity: City of Crescent City Address: 3 North Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112-2505 Telephone Number: (386) 6982525 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Cres cent City. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about October 16, 2018, the City of Crescent City will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Develop ment Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project to make the following improvements: Activities: Service Area #1 Clemons Lane and Cherry Street Service Area: 03K Street Improvements New Paving The Activity to be carried out in Service Area #1 is the paving of Clemons Lane and the unpaved portion of Cherry Street between Clemons Lane on the north and Huntington Road (CR308) on the south. Approximately one thousand seven hundred linear feet (1,700) of new asphalt roadway will be installed. Activity: 03K Street Improvements New Paving CDBG Cost: $170,400.00 Local Match: $ 0.00 Service Area #1 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the properties located on the north side of Clemons Lane, on the south by Huntington Road (CR 308), on the east by the rear property line of the properties located on the east side of Cherry Street, on the west by the Randolph Street right-of-way. None of the activities in Service Area #1 will be carried out within a flood zone and/or wetland. Service Area #2 Bay Street Resurfacing Service Area: 03K Street Improvements Re paving The Activity to be car ried out in Service Area #2 is the Repaving of Bay Street between Grove Avenue on the north and Huntington Road (CR 308) on the south, a distance of approximately one thousand five hundred linear feet (1,500). Activity: 03K Street Improvements Repaving CDBG Cost: $160,00.00 Local Match: $ 0.00 Service Area # 2 is bound on the north by the Grove Avenue right-ofway, on the south by the Huntington Road (CR 308) right-of way, on the east by the rear property line of the properties located on the east side of Bay Street and on the west by the rear property lines of the properties located on the west side of Bay Street. A portion of the activity in Service Area #2 may be carried out within a flood zone and/or wetland. Approx imately 0.2 acres of land located within a floodplain and/or wetland may be included in the construc tion area. Service Area #3 Harry Banks Community Park Upgrades Service Area: 03F Parks, Playgrounds Har ry Banks Community Park (Har ry Banks Park) is located at 701 Grove Avenue, Crescent City, Flor ida. Harry Banks Park currently contains a soccer field, softball field, playground, basketball court and picnic facilities. The southwest sec tion of the park currently contains a wooded area which is full of debris. The wooded area serves as the stormwater drainage retention area for Harry Banks Park. The project proposed in this application is re claiming/cleaning the storm water retention area and the addition of landscaping along portions of the banks in the southwest section of the park. The reclaiming/cleaning of the stormwater retention area in the southwest section of the park will allow a portion of the wooded area to be used to expand the exist ing soccer field and existing softball field, while improving the drainage and stormwater treatment capabili ties for Harry Banks Park. Activity: 03F Parks, Playground CDBG Cost: $175,000.00 Local Match: $ 0.00 Harry Banks Park Service Area is bound on the north by the City Limits and the centerline of Williams Lane, on the south by the centerline of Vernon Avenue (SR 308), on the east by the centerline of US Highway 301, and on the west by City Limits. Some of the activities in Service Area #3 will be carried out within a flood zone and/or wetland. Approx imately 5.2 acres of land located within a floodplain and/or wetland will be included in the construction area. A total of 5.4 acres of the work to be carried out in the primary activi ties included in this project may be J O B P OS ITION A V A IL ABLE T he Town of Welaka is looking for a Part-time/possible Fullaccounting background experience needed. Hours from 20-32 hours a week. Pay range $11-$15 de pending on experience. T o request an email appli cation, please contact jen g ov.; or come into the Town Hall at 400 4th Avenue, Welaka, FL. 32193. The Town of Welaka is a DrugFree Workplace. 10/10CRESCENT LAKE APTS now accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rental Assistance available to those who qualify. call Gail at 386-698-2205 840 Oakwood St. Crescent City. We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer. TDD 711. This Institution is an Equal Oppor tunity Provider. OAKWOOD GRO V E A PTS -1 BR $576/month, 2 BR $638/month & 3 BR $672/month apartments. Section 8 accepted. Cen tral heat/air, carpet, blinds, laundry on site. Rental as sistance available for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386-698-2513 TDD 1800955-8771. 629 Gumby Court in Crescent City. Equal Hous ing Opportunity. This institu tion is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN NEW HOPE V I LLAS APARTMENTS FARM WORKERS 100 New Hope Ave STE A, Seville, FL 32190. 2BR $606/ month, 3BR $666/month, 4BR $701/month. Rental assistance available for those who qualify. Now ac cepting Section 8 Call Patty at 386-749-0075. Current ly running rent special. This institution is an equal oppor tunity provider & employer. EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY TDD PHONE 1-800-955-8771 TFN LAKE V I EW GRO V E A PTS. 62 or older, disabled or handicapped regardless of age, with or without children. 1 BR 502/month & 2 BR $612/month. Central heat/ air, blinds. Section 8 accept ed. Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386698-2513. TTD 1-800-9558771. 629 Gunby Court in Crescent City. Equal Hous ing Opportunity. This institu tion is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2018 CP 152 Division Probate IN RE: The Estate of ADRIAN WHITNEY, Deceased ________\ NOTICE T O CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Adrian Whitney, deceased, whose date of death was March 24, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representatives attorney are set forth below All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BE FORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 26, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Bridget Wiltshire 2134 Sheeler Ave. Apopka, Florida 32703 Attorney for Personal Representa tive: /s/ Patrick L. Smith Attorney Florida Bar Number: 27044 179 N. US HWY 27 Suite F Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: becky@attypip. com 9/26-10/3/18LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PUTNAM COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2017-24-CP Division: 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELAINE JOHNS, a/k/a ELAINE G. JOHNS, Deceased. NOTICE T O CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELAINE G. JOHNS, deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Flori da, Probate Division, the address of which is 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177. The names and addresses of the personal represen tatives and the personal represen tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BE FORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 3, 2018. Personal Representatives: /s/ George Johns GEORGE JOHNS 200 Old Peniel Road Palatka, Florida 32177 /s/ Dean Johns DEAN JOHNS 120 Stokes Landing Road Palatka, Florida 32177 Attorney for Personal Represen tatives: /s/ George A. Young George A. Young Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0051728 Holmes & Young, P.A. 222 N. 3rd Street Palatka, Florida 32177 Telephone: (386) 328-1111 Fax: (386) 328-3003 E-Mail: pleadings@holmesan 10/3-10/10/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CRESCENT CITY TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Octo ber 17, 2018, 8:00 am at 2620 HWY 17 S. CRESCENT CITY, FL 32112, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CRESCENT CITY TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G2WR52143F135572 2003 PONT 10/3/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SOMMONS HAULING & TOW SER VICE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehi cles on October 24, 2018, 7:00 am at 1975 STATE ROAD 20, HAW THORNE, FL 32640-5341, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SOMMONS HAULING & CLASSIFIEDS B5 Reduced Security Deposit Amounts!!!1&2 Bedroom Apartments Special Tax Credit Rent Quiet and Peaceful Community for Adults 62 years and Older or Disabled Persons Welcome Home to Sugar Mill Woods 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Reduced Security Deposits Special Tax Credit Rent Rental Assistance When Available One-Story Design Active Community Room On-site Laundry One-Story Design 570 3rd Avenue Welaka, FL 32193386-467-8444Office Open Tuesday and ThursdayCome join us and love where you live!This is an equal opportunity housing provider. 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Summit St. Crescent City, FL 32112 PEST CONTROL CLEANING SERVICES Durable Medical EquipmentNEW LOCATION 120 N. 9th St. Palatka 386-325-2096 Fax: 386-326-0404 Free Local Delivery No Long Waits FENCING Advertise Here 1 in. Ad $5/weekWith a month commitmentCall 698-1644 Crescent City Kennel Inc. 1952 S. US Hwy 17 Crescent City www.cckennel.us386-698-2777 Fix-It ServicesWindows Screens-Pressure Washing Painting, Etc.904-540-2381 Business ID #100597 Lowman Fence CompanyFor all of your Fencing needs386-328-3778Residential & Commercial ROOFING STUMP GRINDING CARPET Kens Carpet Wood, Vinyl, & Carpet Vertical & Wood Blinds386-325-4312 Stump Grinding OnPoint Solutions LLCLarge or Small we grind them all.Professional Affordable ReliableLicensed & Insured Free Estimates(904)-612-9535 Behavior Services Behavior Problems? Aggression Tantrum Property Destruction Self-injury Defiance We Can Help!Board Certified Behavior AnalystHome and School Therapy 800-613-1497 Crescent City Offices Medicaid & Most Insurance H AMB Y CONSTRUCTION&ROOFING386-649-9231 Inc Serving Putnam & Surrounding Counties Since 1981 STATE CERTIFIEDCRC1327281RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR STATE CERTIFIEDCCC1326050ROOFING CONTRACTOR Horace & Jane Hamby Reduced Rent Amounts!!!2 Bedroom: $460!! 3 Bedroom: $500!! 4 Bedroom: $540!! Smith Thomas Court Apartments849 Bay Lane Crescent City, FL 321122, 3 and 4 BRs Move-in Special & Rental Assist. May Be Available 386-698-4300 Equal Housing Provider Legal Notices Legal Notices INDEX AND INFORMATION DEADLINE: 10 A.M. Monday Prior to Wednesdays Publication Day (EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS) CHECK YOUR AD for errors the first day. Lake Street Publishing Company will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion and to no greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. 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No additional impervious area will be created in any of the Service Areas included in this project. Activity: 016 Engineering CDBG Cost: $ 92,600.00 Local Match: $ 0.00 Activity: 013 Administra tion C DBG Cost: $ 52,000.00 Local Match: $ 0.00 T otal CDBG Cost $650,000.00 Total Citys Local Mach Claimed for Points $0.00 Total CDBG funding and Citys Local Match Claimed for Points $650,000.00 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Crescent City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Envi ronmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is con tained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Crescent City, City Hall located at 3 North Summit Street, Crescent City, FL 32112-2505 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Patrick Kennedy, City Manager, City of Crescent City, 3 North Summit Street, Crescent City, FL 32112-2505. All comments must be received by October 15, 2018. Comments will be considered prior to the City of Crescent City request ing a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Crescent City certi fies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Brett Peterson in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The States approval of the certification satisfies its respon sibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Crescent City to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS T O RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Crescent City certification for a pe riod of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (which ever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Crescent City; (b) the City of Crescent City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required pro cedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC400, 107 East Madison Street, Tal lahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Crescent City to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Brett Peterson, Mayor Environmental Certifying Official City of Crescent City 3 North Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112-2505 Telephone (386) 698-2525 10/3/18LEGAL NOTICENOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SEC TION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of, PHB Transport, located at 225 River Drive, in the County of Putnam, in the City of East Palatka, Florida 32131 intends to register the said name with the Division of Cor porations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at East Palatka, Florida this 18th day of September, 2018. 10/3/18 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices