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Thursday, August 6, we got to sit down with four individu als with the Florida B icycle Association, trying to help pro mote one of Floridas m ost popular bicycle touring regions. Robert Seidler, Laure Hallam and Mike and Carol Wil son, referred to as the Fab 4, took the Florida Sun Rail from Orlando to De bary on Friday, Au gust 1 to set out on a 2 60 mile St. Johns River-to-sea loop on tandem bicycles. From Debary the first leg of their trip took them to Titus ville, then, on Au gust 2, they trav eled to New Smyr na Beach crossing P once Inlet by water Taxi, before pasting through Daytona to Flagler Beach on Au gust 3. Then on Au gust 4, they cycled b y trail to St. Johns County taking a day off staying at the St. Francis Inn. They began their day on Au gust 6, cycling the S t. Augustine to Palatka State Trail, stopping in Arm strong for breakfast b efore reaching the Sprague House in Crescent City. We caught up with them for dinner at 3 Bananas along with Crescent Citys City Manger, Patrick Ken nedy and Putnam B lueways and Trails, Sam Carr. The Fab 4 told of taking a biolu minescence tour b y paddleboat and watching an At las rocket launch. The most wonder ful thing about our t rip so far, stated Carol, has been the people we have met. When asked if the ride was diffi cult, the group went o n to say, its not so much about being fit as it is about plan ning and knowledge Inside Friday, August 15 is the next monthly Down town Street Party. Live entertainment will be provided by Catch The Grooove playing smooth jazz with R&B, Blues and Latin in uences. There will be beer, wine, soft drinks and plenty of food. The nal bidding on the remaining Arts in the Air banners will conclude at 8 p.m. The party is located on the 300 block of St. Johns Avenue. Limited seating is available or bring your own chair. Third Friday Downtown Street Party, from 6 -10 p.m. For more information, call 386-3290100, ext. 333. See River-to-sea on page A6 The River City Players will be giving Cinder ella Waltz performances Wednesday, August 13-17. Champagne Opening Night sponsored by Michael Gagnon and Robbi Correa. Call 904-377-5044 to reserve tickets or for more info. Downtown Street PartyFree hair cuts and hair styles for back to school at the Crescent City Womens Civic Association located on Highway 308 at 704 Huntington Rd. in Crescent City on Satur day, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hair cuts and styles are free, but donations are ac cepted. You have to purchase your own hair extensions. They will not provide any exten sions. Also, rope twist, box plaits, or micros are not included in this free service. If you are interested or have additional questions please contact the CCWCA at 386-559-0212/407808-5789 and RSVP.Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B4-B5 Way Back When....A4 First Presbyterian Church is having an Ice Cream Social and Hymn Sing Along at their Warner Fellowship Hall on Cypress Avenue and South Prospect Street in Crescent City on Saturday, August 16 from 3 until 6 p.m. This event is free, but they will gladly accept free-will donations. For more information call 386-698-2117. Ice Cream Social Putnam Health Meeting Back-to-School Haircuts Cinderella Waltz Marion Poole from the Easter Seals will be providing lunch and the program for the Putnam Health Network Meeting on Thursday, August 14 from 12 to 1 p.m. Come out and learn about whats happening in health care in Putnam County. Please call Rodney Phillips at 386-530-4600 to RSVP for a count for food and seating. Putnam CountyPutnam part of St. Johns River-to-sea loop New mural takes shape 50 Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper CNA Program at SJR State St. Johns River State College will hold registration August 18 through September 26 for its upcoming Palatka nursing assistant class. Those planning to attend the class must also complete a background check, drug screen ing, recent physical with shot records (includ ing influenza), and current TB test prior to the first day of class. A full refund for with drawal from the course is available through October 9 only. Saturday, August 9, I had the privi lege of meeting the R oxie Graduat ing Summer Camp C lass of 2014. Every summer Angie and Floyd Wright take in about 60 young peo ple, and teach them ho w to ride horses. These young people learn how to take care of horses and also the safety of riding. Out of the 60 young people who signed up this sum mer, 40 graduat ed. The Graduat ing ceremony was h eld at the Sand Spur Ranch in East Pa latka, which is owned by Jennifer Duchesney. It was a blast watching these young people interact with all the animals. Thank you to Angie and Jenni fer for inviting the P utnam County Cou rier Journal t o this special event. We will be doing an article on both ranches next week and letting you know about their Wounded Warrior program, as well as the special needs riding program they offer. Roxie Summer Camp Class of 2014YOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year!Mike Jones Staff Writer The Crescent City Lions Club will have a ta ble set up at the Crescent City Winn-Dixie on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help raise funds as part of their semi-an nual White Cane Awareness Day. All funds donated from the community will be used to help less fortunate people in the community with eye exams, eyeglasses and eye surgeries. White Cane Awareness A second mural is under the brush at City Hall in Crescent City. Inspired by a 1920s post card (inset bottom left) that shows the Episcopal Church and what is now know as Summit Street. Local artist and owner of C&C Vinyl Signs, Richard Cooney, has painted several other murals in addition to this work, around Crescent City.Photos by Mike Jones Travis Roberts Staff WriterPhoto by Mike Jones Left to right: Mike Wilson, Carol Wilson, Laure Hallam and Robert Seidler, on the dock at 3 Bananas during day six of their 260 mile cycle tour of Floridas St. Johns River-to-sea loop. Photo by Travis Roberts 2014 graduates of the Roxie Summer Camp Class.
Do you know what Fred Astaire, Robert De Niro, Phil Collins, Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart and your truly, Juliette Laure, all have in common? They are or were all left handed! Wednesdsy, August 13, is World Left Handers Day. Originating in 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, giving left-handers everywhere the op portunity to celebrate their differences and to raise awareness of the advantages and t he disadvantages. It is now celebrated worldwide with events surrounding left-handed only games and where right handers are encouraged to try things from a left-handers perspective. These events have contributed to the general awareness of the difficulties and frus trations left-handers experience in everyday life. They have led to improved product d esign and greater consideration of their needs by the right-handed majority. At www.lefthandersday.com/ there are all types of information available for both lefthanders and those close to them. There are resources for the parents of left handed children and teachers as well. There are also products available made especially for the left handed person such as scissors, pens, and can openers. There are tests and surveys available as well as a monthly newsletter. For those who are into social media there is a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lefthandersday. If you or someone you know or love is left handed take a moment and recognize them for their abilities and show them this information about a community just for them that they may not be aware of! International Homeless Animals Day Saturday,16 August 2014. Overpopulation is a huge problem all over the world, not just in the United States. Spaying and neutering pets is the first line of defense against this problem. Interna tional Homeless Animals Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, s pay/neuter clinics, and microchip clinics. The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) began International Homeless Animals Day in 1992. International Society for Animal Rights, was chartered in the District of Columbia in 1959, making it one of the oldest humane education orga nizations in the United States. Its founder, the late Helen Jones, was one of the few p ioneers in what would decades later become known as the animal rights movement. She fervently believed that humans have a moral responsibility to animals to end their suffering and exploitation. Since then Candlelight Vigil Observances have consistently grown in number. They bring people all over the world together to shed light on pet overpopulation and the spay/neuter solution. By now, International Homeless Animals Day events have been celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, over in 50 countries and on 6 continents, saving millions of animals lives. There is also a virtual candlelight vigil where you can light a candle if you cannot find a local ceremony to attend or if you just want to honor a pet or friend, got to www.gratefulness.org/candles/ to light a candle and follow the instructions there. If you would like more information about their programs and events going on around the United States and the World go to www.isaronline.org/ or www.twitter.com/is_ar on Twitter. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, August 14, 7 p.m.CRA Board Meeting, August 14, 7 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, August 14, 6 p.m.City Hall, 3 North Summit Street. Meets 2nd Thurs of the month. 386-698-2525 www.CrescentCity-FL.com Town Council of WelakaTown Council Meeting, September 9, 6:30 p.m.Code Enforcement Meeting, Tuesday, September 9, 5 p.m. Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, September 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 Park Town Council Meeting, September 8, 6 p.m.Beautification Committee Meeting, August 26, 2 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers, 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com 386-649-4902 www. PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersAugust 26, 9 a.m. Regular MeetingMeets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205Putnam County School Board August 19, 3:30 p.m. Regular MeetingMeets the first and third Tuesday in the school board meeting room, Campbell Administration Building, 200 S. Seventh St., Palatka. 386-329-0545. OPINIONFrom Me to YouLetters to the Editor A Lake Street Publishing Company Newspaper POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To Putnam County Courier Journal 330 N. Summit Street Crescent City, FL 32112USPS No. 451-140 2014 Lake Street Publishing Co. Published Every Wednesday by Lake Street Publishing Company, Inc. Periodicals Postage Paid at Crescent City, Florida.General: email@example.com Classified Ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Display Ads: email@example.com Juliette Laurie Editor / Publisher Mike Jones General Manager / Ad Sales Laura Berardi Production Assistant Skip Sasscer Distribution Rose Delaney Community Photographer Beth Carter Staff Writer Travis Roberts Staff WriterTammy Sanchez Staff Writer One Year Florida Subscription $24 (incl. tax)One Year Out-Of-State $28 Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through FridayAdvertising Deadline: 5 pm Friday Classified Deadline: 10 am Monday Editorial Deadline: Noon FridayPhone: 386-698-1644 Fax: 386-698-1994 Putnam County On line: www.cjnewsfl.com Thats How I See ItA. Nonymous Juliette Laurie Editor/Publisher Oh, I cant wait to read your responses on this. Why would I say the U.S. sucks? Because its true! Why does it suck? Let me break it down for you. It wasnt too many years ago when you could ask any kid or college student, Who is the Vice President, Secretary of State, or most of our government leaders, and they would know, but not today. What makes us the greatest nation on earth? Ill tell you, NOTHING! For years now we have been falling way behind other countries. In fact we lead the world in nothing except, military spending, where we spend more than 26 countries com bined. We lead the world in number of people sitting in jails, and we lead the world in murdering the most babies! The facts are, we are ranked seventh in literacy, fourth in exports, 22 nd in sci ence, 49 th in life expectancy, 27 th in math, third in medium household income, 178 th in infant mortality and the list goes on and on. No longer are we feared by any country. Even Mexico laughs in our faces, and why not, our president wont even pick up the phone to call the president of Mexi co, and demand that one of our soldiers be released from a Mexican Prison. While thousands of illegals ood into our country, Sargent Andrew Tahmooressi rots until after Christmas. If Sargent Tahmooressi were a golf game or fund raiser, Obama would be all over him. Instead of trying to create jobs or x the economy, this administration is trying to get the Washington Redskins to change their name, yet there are other teams they wont touch like, the Atlanta Braves, The Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Blackhawks etc Oh, and the best part is, now the colleges and high schools are getting in on the action, or their funding will be cut off. Before the start of this school year, over 60 high schools have to change their logos. Look out Crescent City Raiders, youre next. Oh, but it gets better. The University of Minnesota currently leases its stadium to the Minnesota Vikings, while their stadium is being built. Today the University sent out a memo stating that no Redskins T-Shirts or anything promoting the Redskins will be allowed for purchase on the opening game between the Vikings and the Redskins, and heres the part that really ticks me off. This administration has cut funding for the Indian Reservations, yet the owner of the Redskins has been helping the Indian Reservations since 1979, when a Chief designed their logo. In fact, the owner of the Washington Redskins has spent millions helping the Indian Reservation out, while the Federal government has been ignoring them, leaving the reservations with inadequate water systems, electricity, and pushing back their reservation borders. While sad its true, we no longer live in the greatest nation anymore. Where we use to be respected and feared, we are now laughed at, and threatened. Where we use to lead the world in industry, we now purchase products from other countries. Where we use to be a free country that helped people in need, our children cant even do fund-raisers to help the homeless or Veterans, thanks to Michelle Obama and congress for passing that bill. While I have faith in America, I have none in our leaders, and when I get mail that suggest the answer to our problems is to increase taxes, I have no faith in some in our community. I love my country and my heart bleeds with pain, because, no longer are we the Home of the brave and a free country, but the home of the uned ucated and cowards. Everyone has an opinion and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but, Thats How I See It.The U.S. SucksSchool starts againDear Editor: Sitting by Lake Crescent and watching the mullet jump in the early morning light, making concentric circles in the water, is a wonderful pastime. Why do mullet jump? I wish someone could definitively say, but all you hear are theories. They are running from a bigger fish to eat? They are just having fun? I favor that last one. I started counting how many jumps one fish will make. One or two is normal. Six occasional will occur. But the all-time record, Celebrated Jumping Mullet of Lake Crescent (apologies to Mark Twain) jumped 12 times in a row. Why do you think they do it? Lake Crescent is an endless source of entertainment. There are such wonderful waterfowl. Down on the south shore, at daybreak in the spring, we watch large flocks of egrets for several weeks. And there are the ospreys, fishing, and fussing with the eagles, the vultures and anything else that threatens their nest. There are tri-colored and little blue and green herons, and kingfishers too, but again, rather solitary. There was a huge gathering of great egrets and ibises on the Flagler County shore of the lake last year, at sunset every evening. They came from all directions and covered every inch of about 10 cypress trees, jostling for the best spot. The ibises were the smart ones. They took the top branches. The eagles! In town and out, along the shore. We had a pair of juvenile eagles that would soar under the oak canopy, chortling like pilots flying under a high bridge, Look at this! We are hot stuff! I swear they became acquainted with me and would follow me out to the dock and soar over a few times before going back to the nest. This year, they may have matured, though it takes about three years, and gotten their white heads and tails. I wish them happy fishing. If youve ever seen one steal a fish from an osprey in the air, youll never forget it. Sculptor Paul Baliker has a model of that in the Daytona airport. What diversity! What wealth! Lets do everything we can do to preserve it. Crescent City has so much to offer. Who says theres nothing to do here? Patricia Maden Crescent City The Putnam County Courier Journal welcomes your letters to the Editor. Letters should be brief and legibly written. To be published, letters must include the writers signature, printed name, phone number, and hometown. Address letters to: Editor 330 N. Summit St., Crescent City, FL 32112 or FAX to 386-698-1994, or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Diversity of Crescent Lake Facebook Chat We asked our Facebook friends:How will the new school time changes affect you and your family?The only thing I have a problem with is that my el ementary children will not be get ting home off the bus until almost 5 oclock. But, if that late of time causes problems when it comes to doing homework, then dinner, baths & bed, I will just start picking them up from school at 3:30.Kasey Renee Johns East Palatka Dear Editor: To A. Nonymous. Where, how, and when has Israel been an ally to the USA? Why not look up the USS Liberty and the event of June 8, 1967. Despite 3 billion dollars in aid for decades, Israel has yet to assist the US in any of its conflicts. Instead, it knows only to request more aid. If a similar amount had been given the Palestinians, you would not have the bitter negativity that results from an abused population. Curtis Trotter Crescent CityIsrael an ally? 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. Fortunately it should not affect our schedule too much as it only appears for now, I will have to remain in town for an ex tra hour to pick my child up. Keeping the older students on the earlier times & the younger ones on the later times is better for most from what I have heard. I do EXPECT some parents to WITHDRAWL their kids out of school with homework come the normal Spring break time that many familys take. I personally do not see our fam ily taking this time off & pulling our child out, but many will. They should NOT penalize the students unless the parents do not ask for homework during this time. Personally, I do not see an issue with the normal Spring break.Kenneth Beery Crescent City The new 2014-2015 school year will begin for students on Tuesday, August 19 and students will find that their school days are longer by 35 minutes. The new school hours are as followed: South Putnam area: Middleton-Burney Elementary from 9:10 a.m. till 4 p.m.; Miller Intermediate from 8:15 a.m. till 3:05 p.m.; Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School from 7:25 a.m. till 2:15 p.m. West Putnam area: Interlachen Elementary, Ochwilla Elementary, and Melrose Elementary from 9:15 a.m. till 4:05 p.m.; Price Middle from 7:50 a.m. till 2:40 p.m.; Q.I Roberts Middle from 7:35 a.m. till 2:25 p.m.; Interlachen High from 7:40 a.m. till 2:15 p.m. Palatka area: Browning-Pearce Elementary, James A. Long Elementary, and Kelly Smith Elementary from 8:55 a.m. till 3:45 p.m.; Mellon Elementary from 7:45 a.m. till 2:35 p.m.; Moseley Elementary from 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; Robert H. Jenkins Middle from 7:40 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.; Palatka High from 8:05 a.m. till 2:55 p.m.; E.H. Miller from 8:15 a.m. till 3:05 p.m.; Childrens Reading Center Charter School from 8:30 a.m. till 2:45 p.m.; Putnam Academy of Arts and Sciences Carter School from 7:45 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.; Putnam Edge High Charter School from 7:55 a.m. till 2:45 p.m. Check with your childs school to find out dates to meet your childs teacher and to get your childs teacher specific supply list. Want to participate in Facebook Chat? Go to: www.facebook/ putnamcounty courierjournal
National Nite Out National Nite Out was celebrated at Morgan Park in Pomona Park with free hot dogs, drinks, cake, and balloons. Sheriff Jeff Hardy and Captain Chris Stallings, the South Putnam District Com mander, as well as other m embers of the Sheriffs Department, Tim Parker, Nancy Harris, and rep resentatives from the s tate attorneys ofce, Ken Janesk and Mark John son attended. L ocal residents enjoyed talking to and asking questions of the guest. Charles Overturf, the Su pervisor of Elections, encouraged everyone to get o ut and vote on Tuesday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting is August 14 through August 23. Call 386-329-0224 for more information. Chiefs Retirement PartyThe volunteer re depart ment of Pomona Park and L ake Como gave a retire ment party for Dale Fla teau who has been with the v olunteer re department for 28 years. He was Chief for a long time. The pres ent Chief is Melvin Asher. P aul Flateau is Assistant Chief President. The par ty was catered with bar becue chicken and pork w ith drinks and dessert. Retiring Chief Flateau was presented with two beau tiful plaques. Through the y ears he has made quite a few trips to our home on Lake Como. He always did a great job. He was very efcient and caring. Thanks for the memories. We have always been very impressed with our re department and appreci ate the great service you g ive. Enjoy your retire ment. D rummer Program Ron Collins brought his Taiko drum show from Tampa to entertain resi dents at the Crescent City L ibrary on Tuesday, Au gust 5 at 2 p.m. This is p art of the Tampa Taiko Japanese Cultural Out reach program. Branch m anager, Aida Mari no-Smith said, We are a lways truing to expose our people to different cul tures and their music. C hildren and adults were invited to join Collins in performing (he shared a secret with the audience. I am not Japanese.). He was dressed in black and performed barefoot. He was very agile and person able. He helped build the d rums made from wine barrels and calf skins. He compared his drumming to non-combative mar tial arts. This has been a round for thousands of years. Everyone seemed to enjoy the show. Collins will be performing at other libraries in the area. News from Pat Edwards Maureen Blanford re ceived a card from Pat Ed wards. It sounds like she i s enjoying her retirement ying all over the country from one home to another. She spent the 4th of July and will spend Labor Day in New Jersey. She will then spend some time in Arizona and South Dako ta. We miss Pat, but are g lad shes having fun. Market Day The rst Saturday of each month is Market Day at the Pomona Park Com munity Center at 200 E. M ain Street. Familiar fac es and some new ones e ach month with booths lled with items for sale. This week Mary and Dan Middleton sitting at the front door shelling peas was a friendly sight. Deli cious breakfast and later l unch items are available. Handmade items, jewelry, soaps, perfumes, paint ings, organic items (all f ood served is half price for military and local pub lic servants like re, po lice, etc). Table rentals are $ 5. Call Linda Linkswiler at 904-806-0427. Every one is welcome. C hurch Sign Missing Different people have commented that they have missed the Pomona Park Baptist Church sign from the corner of the Town Hall lawn. I asked town hall clerk Cindy Hare about this. She advised people go to pomonpark. com and click on meet ings for the last 3 months, A pril 8, May 13, June 10, and July 8 minutes will be on the web site. Salute Our Troops Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the Pomona Park Kangaroo and Subway celebrated and held a fund raiser for the annual Salute Our Troops rally. This is the second year for this event. Last year Bonnie Straub, store manager, says she feels good about being in volved in this. Her entire f amily has been in the military. The local vol unteer re department h elped with the event, as well as many other volun teers. Farewell LuncheonSouth Putnam Chris tian Service Center Board m embers had a farewell luncheon at Belles Bistro for Ralph and Deb Young. Friends from Jacksonville Pat Johnson brought her sister Cathy Grant and two friends, Eloria Poore and Jean Smith down from Jacksonville for a week end at the lake. They went s hopping at the Pomona Park Market on Saturday and had dinner at Ander sons Lodge in Welaka and a lso ate at Belles Bistro in Crescent City. They were sightseeing and visiting around the area and just relaxing around the lake. It was a good weekend. Brierleys Vacation Sue and Ben Brier ley attended a Birthday L uncheon for Bernadette Labontes 90 Birthday. Labonte is now living with her daughter Lau ren and husband David C ape in Ellijay, Georgia. After visiting and cele brating Labontes birth day, The Brierleys stayed a t the Silverleaf Resort in Clarksville. Their daugh ter, Sandie Neveau, son, St uart and grandson, Eric joined them to celebrate Brierleys birthdays. They went to all the sights in cluding Ana Ruby Falls, T allulah Falls and Tocca Falls. Also, antique hunt ing, shopping, swimming a nd just had a marvelous time. Getting Ready to Shrimp Jim Sliger taught Cou rier Journals Publisher, J uliette Laurie, how to through a cast net in the back of the Courier Jour nal ofce. In less than 20 m inutes give or take. He said it normally doesnt take that long, but since she is left handed, it took a minute or two to gure out which hand to hold which end. Sliger will show you too for a fee. Guaranteed to open every time. You dont have to put it in your mouth or get any nasty lake or river water and mud all over you. Give him a call at 386-467-9727.South Putnam Church VBSSouth Putnam Church held their annual Va cation Bible School this y ear on July 21-25 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at 114 Amos Road in Crescent City. This years theme was Lifeways Agency D3 and the workers had dec orated the church to re semble a detective agen cy that even included a l ab and a vault. Each day the children entered their own secret agent ID and Code into the computer and scanned their hands as they prepared for that days mission. They were given clues as they pro ceeded from one station to t he next and were able to solve the mystery during the nal assembly before lunch. Belles Bistro then catered a fun and well balanced lunch for all the children and workers, which everyone loved. Ice Cream Social First Presbyterian Church is having an Ice Cream Social and Hymn Sing Along at their War ner Fellowship Hall on Cy press Avenue and South P rospect Street in Cres cent City on Saturday, Au gust 16 from 3 until 6 p.m. T his event is free, but they will gladly accept free-will donations. For more infor mation call 386-698-2117.Taiko Drum Shows, Ron Collins and kids joining him playing drums. COMMUNITYNational Nite Out, Ice Cream Social, Drummers and Farewells August 13 A3 Beth Carter email@example.comGroup of public servants from Putnam County Sheriffs Department, Property Appraiser, State Attorneys Ofce Supervisor of Elections. Seated: Noni Garcia, Nancy Harris and Pat Mead. Enjoying National Nite Out at Moran Park in Pomona Park. Serving Putnam County Since 19631813 Reid St. (Hwy 17) Palatka 325.0440325.0460 Pomona Park/Lake Como Fire Chief Melvin Asher with retiring Fire Chief Dale Flateau and Assistant Chief President Paul Flateau. 317 N. 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Kangaroo Store Manager, Bonnie Straub, Pat Morris, and helpers at Salute Our Troops rally. Starting on the left: Kitty Miller, Muriel Kuhn, Chuck Bailey, Deb Young, Susan DeSantis, Jean Beebe, Karen Cassels, and Priscilla DeChaine. Standing: Sue Brierley with Bermadette Labonte sitting. Publisher Juliette Laurie learning how to throw a cast net from Jim Sliger. Kids at South Putnam Church learning in their Vacation Bible School classes.
As thousands of high school graduates pre pare for college, more than a few households are coping with sticker shock when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with a degree, but a mountain of debt. However, decades of student loan payments dont have to be in store for you or your child. With smart, long-term planning, this financial fate can be avoided. Anyone who antici pates paying for a col lege education at some point down the road should have a budget plan that includes a col lege savings fund, says Diane Morais, the de posits executive at Ally Bank. Regardless how far in the future your first tu ition payment lies, con sider these steps toward establishing a financial cushion: college costs: While its hard to predict future college costs, choose a school that might be an option and plan on an annual tuition increase of about five percent to get a ballpark idea. Dont be dissuaded by the amount you may have to save with time on your side, much is possible. goals: Prioritize future college expenses as a monthly budget line item. The sooner you start saving the bet ter, because even small amounts of money in vested early can grow quickly through the power of compound in terest. growth: Investigate op tions where your mon ey can grow safely and Also look for a bank with competitive inter est rates and no main tenance fees, such as Ally Bank, which com pounds interest daily and allows consumers to open an account with no minimum deposit. lege savings fund and pass the word to fami ly members and others who may be interested in pitching in over time. Many banks allow cus tomers to nickname accounts, such as Billys college fund and offer the ability to link indi viduals to make depos its into such accounts for those who prefer to give a gift with lasting value. ings: Use direct deposit or recurring fund trans fers to put a portion of your income into col lege savings automati cally. With every raise or bonus, increase this amount. expenses: Premium ca ble channels, magazine subscriptions and fast food costs can be con sidered extra and might be better spent when put toward a college fund. For more budget ing tips, visit www.Ally WalletWise.com. ployer or state offers tax-deferred savings plans for college. Take advantage of opportu nities that are right for you and your family. sive, but students have more sources of money for college than you will for retirement, so dont dip into your 401(k) or other retirement sav ings. Many accounts charge a penalty for ac cess and youll be harm ing your own possibility of a comfortable retire ment. Dont wait until your child is graduating high school to worry about college expenses. The sooner you start plan ning, the better position youll be in when this critical time arrives. A4 OUR TO WN Way Back When... 25 years agoAugust 13, 1964 Tornado Damages Dock Near Welaka Sunday Eve A freak tornado Johns River about three miles north of Welaka evening at about 7 p.m., doing some property damage, slightly injuring one man, and narrow ly missing several other persons. 50 years ago Years Ago...August 18, 1939 Subscription Offer to Journal Patrons Here is the greatest, most sensational subscription offer you have ever seen. Every man and women, every boy and girl in school, every home needs a good, big, up-todate Webster Dictionary. We will give you a big, New Universities Webster Dictionary absolutely free with your new or renewal subscription. 75 years ago 10 years agoAugust 11, 2004 Trump protg comes to Putnam What could be better than winning a hit TV reality show, getting $250,000 salary working for the Trump Organization and even receiving a brand new car? Why, coming to 20, The Apprentices Bill Rancic will come to 5 years agoAugust 12, 2009 The Worlds Worst Com mute Kimberly Hanson is so sure that shes got the worlds worst commute that shes entered one of the four nalists in the running for the champion Jimmie Johnson ride their commute. The winner will also be awarded two suite tick October 17. August 9, 1989 Glory days of citrus are over for us minds, at least for the time being, that Putnam acres of citrus groves, only 44 acres have been replanted, according to a representative of the have been in 5and 10-acre plots and no large replanting is expected. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. Eight College Saving Tips NOW STREAMING LIVE! Listen live or stream live online at wplk.com or wiydradio.com Its back to school time! Watch out for the children getting on and off the bus and walking to school. 800 AM The Music of Your Day Visit wiydradio.com and listen on-line!NOW STREAMING LIVE!1260 AMWIYD WIYD Classic Country WE HAVE ALL YOUR GOLF CART NEEDS!Batteries Tires Chargers 611 N. Palm Ave, Palatka 386-328-9024Deliver & Installation AvailableFrom the pages of the Crescent City Journal of July 14, 1960, we learn of plans for the devel opment of Bear Is land, which sits in the middle of Lake Crescent, straddling the Putnam/Flagler County line. Though much work was done on the island by Jake Ward, the plans for developing and sell ing lots on the island didnt go far, and the island remains in the hands of private own ers. Bear Island Development is Under Way prompted hundreds Dock at the foot of the mammoth dredge which embarked Mon day afternoon. The tract with Jake Ward of Jacksonville Beach, to start the development of Bear Island, a beau tiful spot of 70 acres about six miles [sic] Ward, who has been a frequent visitor in purchased the prop erty about two years ago from Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Floyd, is looking forward to making this island of Paradise a show place of Florida. He plans to plot the property in seventy acre lots, and is look ing forwarded to see ing homes built there. foot beach which will completely surround the island, and there will be boat slips that will accommodate boats, from the row type to luxury yachts. Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Each week for 12 weeks the Putnam County Courier Journal will run a partial picture with a clue of a location in Downtown Palatka.Pick up your official answer form at the Palatka Welcome Center or at www.PalatkaDowntown.com. Sponsored by The Putnam County Courier Journal and Downtown Palatka, Inc. Winner will be announced at the Gem City Shrimp Blast, August 29-30. Call 386-328-0909 for more details. Check the website for previous pictures and clues.Downtown Palatka Treasure Hunt 10 FIND THISHere is your first clue:I once housed a Freemans School and have been on this site for 131 years.Here is your second clue:I am located in a section of Downtown Palatka once known as Newtown Special to the Courier Journal City Commission Regular Meeting August 14, 2014, City Hall 7:00 p.m.1. Invocation 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Minutes; City Commission Meeting of July 10, 2014 4. Recognition of Ashlyn Savel for Special Olympics -Mayor Santa OLD BUSINESS None5. Bid award on old Gas Department Building Patrick KennedyNEW BUSINESS6. Multi-cultural Art Guild, Inc. [MAGI] -Marcia Marinello 7. Designation of Joyce Simmons as the Putnam County representative from Crescent City 8. Repair and repainting of City of Crescent City signs at the north & south ends of town Patrick Kennedy 9. FY 2014-2015 Draft Budget Patrick Kennedy 10. Resolution R 14-08 Renewal of the FDOT Construction & Maintenance Agreement Patrick Kennedy 11. Monthly Police Report Chief Robert Johnson 13. CorrespondenceVisitor and Citizen CommunicationsSpeaker is limited to 2 minutes. PLEASE COME FOR W ARD to the podium and give your name and address before addressing the Commission. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations in order to participate in this meeting should contact City Hall at 386-698-2525 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodations. *NOTE: ITEMS ON AGENDA ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE* e Edition e e Weve Gone Digital! Ask me about Accident Forgiveness. r fntbr f rbrfbSTUART REITER, CIC (386) 698 2400fb Feature is optional and subject to terms and conditions. Safe Driving Bonus wont apply after an accident. In CA, you could still lose the 20% Good Driver Discount. Northbrook, IL. 2010 Allstate Insurance Company 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive Needs Its about time for a ChangeHow about moving your unit to Crescent City RV Park!e only RV Park in the area with a swimming pool! All lots are shaded! Tuesday and ursday adults only in the pool! 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Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc. will provide toiletries, non-perishables and grocer ies for the Interlachen area the w eek of August 10. For more in formation, call 386-852-7046 or sen d an email to mfcoutreach@ hotmail.com. The South Putnam Church, Medical Mission now offers Free Medical Care for unin sured individuals, the second a nd fourth Fridays of the month. Their Food Pantry is available the month from 1-4 p.m. The South Putnam Church is locat ed at 114 Amos Rd. in Crescent C ity. Please call 386-269-9786 for more information.Howe Memorial United Meth odist Church, 252 S. Summit S t., Crescent City, will sell rib dinners at the Crescent City Winn Dixie on Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A full slab dinner, including 2 sides (corn on the cob, cooked on the grill, and baked beans) will be $20 and 1/2 slab plus one side will be $10. For further information, 386-698-2635.Howe Memorial United Meth odist Church, 252 S. Summit S t., Crescent City, will host a Meet & Greet to get acquaint ed with our new minister and h is wife, Rev. Karl & Christina Wiggins, on Sunday, August 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. All in the com munity are cordially invited to a ttend. For further information, 386-698-2635.FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Welaka Baptist Church will be showing the movie CAMP HARLOW on Saturday night August 16 at 6 p.m. They are located at 670 3rd St in downtown Welaka (across from Blessings). As always their movies are FREE to attend. FRANCIS Lillia Rigdon Rentz Lillia Rigdon Rentz, 89, of Francis went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1925 in Palatka to Joseph Hampton May and Lillian Izetta May. She was a lifelong resident of the Palatka area except for 13 years when she lived in Hiawassee, Georgia with her second husband, Dempsey Rentz. They returned to Palatka in 2002. She was a member of Francis Baptist Church. She enjoyed her Sunday School class and studying her Bible. In her younger years Lillia enjoyed cooking, fishing, and gardening. She also was active in quilt making and attending auctions. After returning to Palatka she became involved in pur suing the study of family genealogy, which sometimes involved travel to other states. She was blessed to have her niece, Janice Sharp and husband, Al Sharp, as care givers for the last seven years. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Wesley Rigdon and her second husband, Dempsey Rentz; six brothers, Bill May, Hamp May, Earl May, Wilbur May, Raleigh May, and Lee May; a sister, Iris Clemons and a grandson, Keith Rigdon, Jr. Surviving are a sister, Sadie Dillard and husband, Billy of Palatka; four sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Candy Rigdon of Palatka, Keith Rigdon of Florahome, Charles Rigdon of Palatka, and Mitchell Rigdon of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; a stepson and spouse, Floyd and Mary Rentz of Milton; two step-daughters and spouse, Laura and Gerald Parsons of Ft. White, and Shelva Bowen of Sevierville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Travis Rigdon, Todd Rigdon, and Charmaine Leary, all of Palatka, Dina DuChene of Orlando, Tess Thompson of Salt Springs, Charles Wesley Rigdon of Deltona, and Carly Arkell of Jacksonville; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 11, at Francis Baptist Church in the old auditorium with Pastor Harry Varnadoe officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the start of the service. In honor and celebration of her life, a Video Tribute was shown. Private burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Francis Baptist Church for the Building Fund at 155 County Road 309C, Palatka, FL 32177. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. EAST PALATKA Dorothy Henry Dorothy Henry, 91, of East Palatka passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and had lived in Palatka since 2007 coming from Hallandale. She had worked as a concession stand manager for NorthSide Drive-In in Youngstown, Ohio for 40 years. Dorothy loved cooking and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Nicnick and great-grandson, David Nicnick. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Dean Henry of East Palatka; son, William E. Brown, Sr. of Pembroke Pines; daughters, Gloria Ann Dolly Magda and husband Steve of Orlando and Debra Armento and husband George of East Palatka; nine grandchildren, William E. Brown, Jr., Timothy Brown, Cody Brown, Debbie Triglia, Michael Magda, Sr., Stephen Magda, Courtney Ar mento, George J. Armento, III and Joey Armento; 14 great-grandchildren, William E. Brown, III, Joseph Brown, Jenna Nicnick, Timothy Brown, Jr., Colton Brown, John Sinkovich, Alexis Manolio, Antonia Triglia, Amanda Magda, Michael Magda, Jr., Gracie Magda, Meika Magda, Mia Magda and Jordan Magda and one great-greatgrandson, Christian Magda. No services are scheduled at this time. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Dorothys Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Pricilla Rosell Malinak Priscilla Rosell Malinak, infant daughter of David and Beth Malinak, of Palatka passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at UF Health in Jacksonville. She is survived by her par ents, David and Beth Malinak, of Palatka; sisters, Daisy Garten, Malina Malinak and Erika Malinak, all of Palatka, Jannesa Ray and Shelia Malinak, both of Byesville, Ohio; brother, Little David Malinak of Palatka; grandparents, Bert and Juanita Ingram of Palatka and Shirley and Jim Bench of Byesville, Ohio, as well as several aunts and uncles. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Decoy Cemetery in Green Cove Springs with Brother Joey Floyd officiating. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Priscillas Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Marvin W. Kimbro Marvin W. Kimbro, 74, of Palatka, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center. He was a native of Florala, Alabama and had moved to Florida in his early childhood. A resident of Palatka for 65 years, Marvin was a 1958 graduate of Palatka Senior High School and had attended Miami Technical School. Marvin was a co-owner of Kimbro-Hanes TV Sales and Service for many years and later owner of Southern TV until his recent retirement. He was an avid Alabama football fan. He enjoyed fishing, his friends and spending time with his grandsons. He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. Kimbro and Wilma Spence Rumbold; a brother, Lewis Kimbro; and sister Linda Kimbro. He is survived by his son Michael Kimbro and wife Heidi; grandsons, Blade and Chase Kimbro, all of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; sisters, Faye Barnard, Lois White and Louise Kimbro Vergara, and many nieces and nephews dear to him. A remembrance gathering was held Friday, August 8, 2014 between 1 5 p.m. at the Palatka Moose Lodge 184, 3875 Reid St. and a festive wake followed at the Hi Level Lounge in Palatka. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Marvins Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. LAKE COMO Jewel M. Cooley Jewel M. Cooley, 82, of Lake Como, passed away, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her daughters home in San Mateo following an extended illness. A native of Boaz, Alabama, she resided in Putnam County since 1975 moving here from Jacksonville. Jewel had worked 10 years as a patcher at L&W Wood Works. She had also been a member of Moose Lodge #1825. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Brown; a son, Francis L. Cooley, Jr; a daughter, Wanda G. Talley; a grandson, William Brown; three broth ers, and a sister Jewel is survived by her husband of 53 years, Francis L. Cooley, Sr. of Lake Como; her children, Daniel (Candi) Brown of Tampa, Patricia A. Underwood of Interlachen, Donna (Randy) Bennett and Tommy Brown, all of Jacksonville, Fran (Steve) Alford of San Mateo, a daughter-in-law, Michele Cooley of Interlachen, four sisters, Josephine Crosby of Lake Como, Alma Simmons of Pensacola, Doris Garrett of Jacksonville and Jeanette Bullock of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren, Candy Bur gess, Glen Brown, Joseph Brown, Ricky Brown, Tommy Brown, Jr., Lisa Hare, Steven Alford, Jr., James A.J. Alford, Kevin Cooley and Mark Cooley; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services celebrating Jewels life were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle officiating. Visitation were on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. The burial followed at Eden Cemetery in Crescent City. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Lee Sillasen, Rachael Thomas and Terry Rogers of Hospice of the Nature Coast for the compassionate care given to Jewel. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent in Jewels memory to Hospice of Citrus County and The Nature Coast, 927 S. SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jewels Book of Memories Page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. HOLLISTER Edna M. Boyd Edna M. Boyd, 95, of Hollister passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following an extended illness. She was born in Easton, Pennsylvania to Samuel and Zelda Gruitt and, coming from Barnesboro, New Jersey, had been a resident of Putnam County for the past 35 years, first living in Interlachen and later in Hollister. She was a 1938 graduate of the Wilson High School in Easton. She later became a Licensed Practical Nurse and also a Registered Nurse. A longtime Methodist, she enjoyed traveling and had been to Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland and England. She also enjoyed reading, bingo and watching baseball, especially the Marlins. Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were her husband of 52 years, Andrew Boyd; a daughter, Joann Waddell; and a brother, Jack Gruitt. Surviving are two sons, Robert Boyd of Newaygo, Michigan and Richard Boyd of Interlachen; three daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and Frank Fulmer of Emer, New Jersey, Phyllis Fuller of Hollister, and Laura and Ed Seigel of Pueblo, Colorado; a son-in-law, Eddie Wadell; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Brother Glenn Martin, Pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Bardin, officiating. The family receivied friends one hour prior to start of the service. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 927 South State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. INTERLACHEN Bobbie C. Moore Bobbie C. Moore, 75, of Interlachen passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness. Arrangements will be announced by Masters Funeral Home of Interlachen. EAST PALATKA Ruben J. Josey Ruben Jim Josey, 87 of East Palatka peacefully went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 3, 2014. He retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He attended the Freedom Worship Center in Lake Como. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Cullie and Judy Josey, and Ruben and Alice Josey; a daughter, Zelda Young; and three grandchildren. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of ar rangements. GREEN COVE SPRINGS James E. Williams, Jr. James E. Williams, Jr., 85, of Green Cove Springs, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center. A native of Rochester, Minnesota he had lived in Green Cove Springs for the last four years, coming from LaGrange, Georgia. He retired from the US Navy with 22 years of service, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He enjoyed golf and fishing and loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mae Williams of Green Cove Springs; a son, James E. Williams, III of Green Cove Springs; sister, Mary Ventz of Rochester, Minnesota; and a grandson, Nicholas E. Williams and his wife Haley, of Green Cove Springs. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Johnson Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Brother David Eddins officiating. The family received visitors Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. EAST PALATKAHiram Glenn SlaughterHiram Glenn Slaughter, 64, of East Palatka, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native of Tallahassee, he resided in Putnam County for 62 years coming from Tallahassee. Glenn served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He worked 28 years with the Putnam County Road Department, retiring in 2006. Among Glenns outside interests were fishing and working in his yard and garden. He was preceded in death by his wife Lynn Cameron Slaughter, a daughter, Jaime Lynn Slaughter and a brother, Jack Slaughter. Glenn is survived by a son, John Slaughter and wife Milinda of San Antonio, Texas, a daughter, Gwen Slaughter of Cocoa Beach, a brother, Tim Slaughter and wife Cindy of Palm Coast, a sister, Argena McQuaig and husband James of Palatka and a grandson, Austin Slaughter. Glenn was also survived by his best friend who was like a brother, Tommy Conger and his wife Garnet of East Palatka. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Willie McKinnon officiating. The family received friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Oak Hill West Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in Glenns memory to Hillcrest Baptist Most every church seems to struggle with attendance from time to time. Maybe we need a new approach, to encourage both the faithful and unfaithful alike. Per haps, every Sunday could be a NO EXCUSE SUNDAY, and the following will be provided: Cots will be strategically placed around the Sanctu ary for those who say, Sun day is my only day to sleep i n. Eye drops will be available for those with tired eyes--from watching TV or being on the internet too late the night before. There will be hardhats for those who say, The roof would cave in if I ever came to church. Blankets will be furnished for those who think the church is too cold, and fans for those who say it is to hot. Scorecards will be distrib uted for those who wish to l ist all the hypocrites pres ent. S ome relatives will be in at tendance for those who like t o go visiting on Sundays. There will be TV dinners (Banquet and Lean Cui sine) for those who cant go t o church and cook dinner also. One section of the church will be devoted to trees and grass for those who like to seek God in nature. Loose leaf Bibles will be provided so verses that cause us to examine ourselves can easily be removed. Oldies will be sung in stead of Hymns to allow us t o feel Good Vibrations. Finally, the church will be decorated with both Christ mas poinsettias and Easter l ilies for those who have nev er seen the church without t hem. If improving attendance was only that easy, every church would start doing it next Sunday. The only thing missing in CH_RCH is U. Attendance is important to God. In the Bible, the book of Hebrews, chapter 10 and verse 25 we read; Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit, but let us encour age one another and all the m ore as you see the Day approaching. Hope you are in church soon. CHURcCH A5 = Crescent City = First Baptist Church of Crescent City . ...... 386-698-1578 101 S. Summit St. Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter . ... 386-698-1983223 N. Summit St. 5pm Howe Memorial United Methodist Church . .... 386-698-2635 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church . ......................... 386-698-21 17 301 Cypress Ave. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church . ....... 386-698-2055 2725 S. Hwy. 17 = Georgetown = Georgetown United Methodist Church . ..... 386-740-1821 1448 CR 309 = Pomona Park = First Baptist Church of Pomona Park . ....... 386-649-4265 112 Holly Ave. = Lake Como = Word of Faith Bible Church . ....................... 386-698-4643 2708 S. Hwy. 17 Peace Lutheran Church . ............................. 386-325-4878 343 Old Hwy 17 Pilgrim Congregational Church . ................ 386-649-8467 111 W. Main St. = Welaka = Welaka United Methodist Church . ............. 386-467-2336 682 3rd Ave. (CR 309) Emmanuel Episcopal Church . .................... 386-698-1983 672 C.R. 309 Sunday Service at 9 am with Father Beebe Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc 200 E. Main St. 386-852-7046 or 386-212-4103 Service 10:30 am FREE Community Dinner 11:30 am Masters Funeral HomeInterlachen386-684-4177 = Satsuma = Hope Lutheran Church . ............................... 386-649-0631 273 CR 309 ELCA Worship 10 am with Pastor Joyce GullifordChurch Happenings Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Friendship Baptist Church . ........................ 386-698-3736 286 Smiley Store Rd No Excuse Sunday Rev. Dr. James BlasiolePilgrim Congregational Church Pastors Pen Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Church building fund, 2009 President St., Palatka, FL 32177 or to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Glenns Book of Memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. EAST PALATKA Susan S. Caldwell Susan S. Caldwell, 75, of East Palatka, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine following a brief illness. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, she resided in Putnam County since 1995 moving there from Coral Springs. Susan worked as an administrative assistant for 14 years with BellSouth in Cor al Springs. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Hastings and was a former member of the Womans Club of Palatka. Susan enjoyed sewing, boating and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Jim M. Caldwell of East Palatka; a son, James Alex Caldwell and wife Michelle of Wellington; a daughter, Anna Lynne Caldwell and husband Toby McClure of Marietta, Georgia; a brother, David Stanley of Charlotte, North Carolina; a sister, Ar lene Guerin of Birmingham, Alabama; a brother-in-law, Hugh Caldwell and wife Mary Jane of Scottsboro, Alabama; and four grandchildren, Coury Caldwell, Aaron Caldwell, Caysie Caldwell and Cody Caldwell. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. Greg Grant officiating. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations in Susans memory may be sent to the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 4008, Enter prise, FL 32725. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Susans Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOver turffunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. 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We are fortunate Larry Harvey was available and willing to serve when recently appointed by the Governor. In just a short time, Larry Harvey has proven himself to be the kind of leader we need on the County Commission. Whether it is making sure every penny is spent properly when evaluating landll issues or ensuring that we have equipped our public safety ocers with the tools they need to protect us, Larry Harvey is there working for us! As a community businessman, Larry Harvey has always been known for his leadership and work ethic. We are fortunate Larry Harvey was available and willing to serve when recently appointed by the Governor. In just a short time, Larry Harvey has proven himself to be the kind of leader we need on the County Commission. 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Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake. I pray the Lord my soul to take. At some point in our life, most of us have said the Childs Prayer, but have any of us ever really thought about the words? Ive always been a firm believer that each per son who enters our life i s there for a reason, you might serve a purpose for them or them for you, and this is the reason for this weeks article, and about a young man and his sister that I met some months back. It was during the month of March, and I announced the winner of the Taco Bell youth contest on the Putnam County Courier Journals Facebook page. The win ner of the contest was a 1 0-year-old young man named R.J. His moth er, Donna Johnson, contacted me so I made ar rangements to meet her a t the Little League field in Welaka. I guess this is where the story truly begins. I arrived at the field where the Little League kids were practicing for an upcoming game, and was immediately approached by a young man in his 20, his name was Tra vis Peal. Are you the m an from the Newspa per? Yes, I replied, Im T ravis with the Courier Journal, with the look of excitement in his eyes he said, Thats my name too, and a few seconds later Donna Johnson walked up. Come to find out, Johnson is Peals sister and R.J. is his nephew. I guess I was there for about 45 minutes tak ing pictures and talking t o Johnson, Peal and a few other parents. While I was talking to Peal, I noticed that his actions were similar to a young man in his teens, but re ally didnt think much of i t at the time. Whenever I do a contest, I normally see the winner once and then they are gone, but I would see Peal from time to time, either at the store or riding his bicy cle on the back roads of P omona Park. Today my heart is sad dened because he is in t he ICU Trauma Unit at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Please allow me to give you a little background on him and take you back to this Thursday, August 7. Peal was born at Shands Hospital on July 13, 1989. From the sec ond he was born there w as trouble. The doctors discovered that the um bilical cord was chocking P eal to death, while he was still in the womb. When Peal was born he wasnt breathing, and it took some time for the doctors to revive him, this is the reason, Im told, that Peal has the ac tions of a teenager. Peal i s now 25 years old. The morning of Thurs day, August 7, Peal gets u p, and after breakfast he headed to his mothers house to help with some chores. Travis loves an imals. Every morning he c omes to my house and feeds the horse, pigs and other animals. Hes al ways taking care of the a nimals for me, said his Mother, Lori. During the day Peal would visit an elderly lady that lives across the street from his mother, Travis is so sweet, he has been help ing my friend for years, h e goes on walks with her and even helps her exercise, explained his mother. Let me fast forward to the last half hour before Peal had his accident. Its just a little after 5 p.m. Peals sister is on her way home from work, his Mother is on her way home from running a few errands, Robert, John sons husband, just left t he house, and is headed to the store to buy some thing for dinner, and P eal and his Uncle are at home. Just a few days before the accident, Peals Un cle let him ride a horse t hey own. This was the first time Peal had ever been on a horse, and Peal was excited. The Uncle was using a lead rope to walk the horse and Peal around the property. I need to add in here that, Peals Uncle is deaf. Its now about 5:30 p.m. and Peals mother turns onto their street, she notices that EMS is at her house. At first she thinks the EMS respond ers are there for her old er son, whom had been h aving seizures for the past week. As she ap proaches the drive she s ees that its Travis, lying on a stretcher, his body is lifeless and his head is covered in blood. His Mother tries to get to Peal, she is frantic and wants to see her son but the paramedics have a job to do, and with ev ery second counting they h ave to get him help, ASAP. As Peal is placed in the back of the Ambu lance, his Mother makes o ne last plead with the paramedics to let her in, but they cant. The doors close on the back of the ambulance and Peal is rushed to the Satsuma fire department, where life flight is waiting to take him to Shands Hos pital in Gainesville. A s Peals sister arrives home she sees her moth er with the EMS respond ers, They were trying t o get an oxygen mask over her face, but she was screaming and cry ing hysterically, John son said. Peals Mother e xclaimed, All I wanted to do was give my son a kiss, and tell him I love him. I just wanted to be near him. I wanted him to know his mother was there and she loved him, You know, most of the time I love what I do, but that day was not one of those days for me. As I sat there listening to the pain in a mothers voice, my eyes began to wa ter, and the lump in my t hroat was the size of a grapefruit, making it al most impossible to keep a sking questions. Theres nothing like a mothers love. As the pieces of the puzzle started coming together, this is what happened. After Robert and Peals Mother left, Peal decided he wanted to show them that he could ride the horse, I truly believe he wanted me to drive up and see him rid ing the horse. He always w ants me to be proud of him, Peals Mother said. Peal was on the horse when, for some reason, it threw him. As Peal was ejected off the horse he landed against a utility trailer, the back of his skull hit the corner of the trailer causing the occip ital bone to break loose a nd sever a main artery to his brain. If you take your hand and place it on the back of your neck, the occipital bone is lo cated about where a man w ould have his hair line, this bone continues up the back of the skull for about three inches. Peals uncle notices that he hasnt seen Peal for a while, and goes out to look for him. He finds Peal lying behind the utility trailer covered in blood and unconscious. Peals uncle is unable to call 911 because he is deaf, he stays with Peal until help arrives. Once at Shands Hos pital, Peal was rushed i nto the operating room, where he would have a metal plate and screws attached to his skull. Peal also incurred lung damage, spinal damage and torn or stretched lig aments in his neck. A fter surgery Peal woke up and had no clue where he was. The ventilator was removed from his lungs, and for a second it looked like he might be able to breathe on his own, but it didnt hap pen. Today, Peal is in Shands with a tube run ning down his throat and i nto his lungs to help him breath; he also has feed ing tubes run through h is nose to his stomach. The doctors are not sure how extensive the damage to his brain, spi nal cord and neck are y et, but there are some promising signs. John son got to see him for a s hort period of time, He opened his eyes and looked at me. I said, Travis if you can under stand me, blink your eyes t wice, and he did. I asked him if he knew where he was and he blinked no. I asked him if he knew what happened, and he blinked no. I asked him if he knew who he was, and he blinked twice for yes, then he faded back to sleep, Johnson said as she started to weep again. As I sit here and write about Travis Peal, and his family, I cant imagine it being my son or daugh ter lying there strug gling for just one more b reathe of air. His fam ily isnt concerned with w hat type of permanent damage he will have, but instead, the thought of losing their special boy. In closing, I would like to ask that we help this family. Peals family has no insurance, and with the prices of hotels and fuel, they cant afford to travel back and forth to Gainesville. This isnt a family that lives in an other state or county, t hey are one of us, and we need to do everything we can to make sure he has his mother and sister by his side. Imagine for one second that its your child, put yourself in their shoes. There has been an ac count set up at Center state Bank in Crescent C ity, for donations, or you can drop off a donation at the Putnam Courier Journals office and we w ill make sure the family receives it. You can also contact the Crescent City Flower Shop to send flow ers at 386-698-1313. I h ope you remember to keep Travis Peal and his family in your prayers. As you lay there clinging to life; know that we are all pulling for you buddy.Soon it will be fall and we all know that is the time of the year when we start to see an increase in colds and flu making their rounds. With kids back in school it seems that they bring home everything and then it makes its round through the family from there. It doesnt have to be that way. With a little bit of preparation ahead of time you can have an easier cold season this year. Basic First Steps Before we talk about the herbs and spic es there are a few basic t hings to keep in mind about our overall health to help boost our immune systems in general. A diet of processed, sugary foods is asking for lowered immunity. Eat ing a healthy diet rich i n fresh fruits and veg etables, which provides a w ide range of antioxi dants and nutrients will h elp to build a strong immune function. The immune system also de pends on high-quality p roteins and healthful fats, such as those found in extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and nuts, to repair tissues and cre ate healthy immune cells. St udies have also shown that adding a daily serv ing of yogurt with live b eneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus acidoph ilus, strengthens im mune function by helping t o keep our gut healthy. Our gut is where our im munity begins. E xercise: Science has proven that regular exer ciseat least 30 minutes m ost days of the week increases immune func tion. Moderate exercise, s uch as walking or swim ming, increases the num bers of all types of white bl ood cells including natural killer cells, but interestingly, excessive exercise can temporarily hinder immune function. Stress Less: Emo tional stressors, such as d epression and anxiety, stimulate the secretion of adrenal hormones, which suppress the activity of the thymus gland and white blood cells. Lucki ly, there are several easy w ays to reduce stress in your day-to-day life; again regular exercise is a potent stress reliever. So are meditation, deep relaxation exercises and massage and journaling can also help. Avoid toxins: Tox ic chemicals impair i mmune function and trigger the formation of cell-damaging free rad icals. Toxins are in our e nvironment, as well as our food and the prod ucts we use in our homes a nd on our skin. Avoid these by choosing organ ically grown foods, meats a nd dairy products that are produced without an tibiotics or other chem icals. Use natural alter natives to toxic products f or cleaning and person al hygiene in your home, g arden and workplace. Sleep: We have talked about this before, but, it is one of the most import ant things that we as a s ociety dont do for our selves. Lack of sleep im pairs the activity of nat ural killer cells and the b ody slows its produc tion of disease-fighting w hite blood cells. During deep, restful sleep, the body releases powerful immune-enhancing com pounds, such as inter feron. Every adult needs a t least 7 hours and our kids need more, 8-10 hours. Dont go around sleep deprived! Herbs Echinacea: a member of the daisy family, it has been found to prevent and treat upper respira tory tract infections as w ell as the common cold. Echinacea stimulates infection-fighting immune c ells and increases the production of other im mune compounds, such a s interferon. Sometimes found combined with the herb goldenseal it can be taken in supplement form or as a tea. Ginseng: Panax or Korean Ginseng is an adaptogen, which means it adapts to what the body needs. Originally kept only for use by the Chi nese emperors it is read ily available in todays m arket. It boosts the im mune system and helps s trengthen the body if it is in a weakened state. It is rich in B vitamins but the main constituent is the ginsenosides which make it so beneficial. Traditional Chinese Med icine (TCM) practitioners r ecommend from 800mg to 2g per day as a dose depending on the quality of the ginseng and the ailment being treated, but 2 g is common. Ginger: This spice has been shown to reduce in flammation and it has b oth antiviral and anti bacterial properties. T urmeric: This spice contains curcumin, a known anti-inflammato ry, antiviral, antimicro bial and antifungal. Last w eeks article explains this one in depth. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra): Dark blue-black elderberries are rich in compounds that disarm viruses and prevent them from taking over healthy cells. They provide pro tection against viral re spiratory infections. Syr up made of these berries i s available at any health food store, for prevention, take 1/2 teaspoon of liq uid extract or 1 teaspoon o f elderberry syrup twice daily and to help recovery from a cold or flu, take 1 teaspoon of extract or 2 teaspoons of syrup four times a day. Green tea (Camellia sinensis): This tea has grown quite popular late ly for its antioxidant prop erties. Cultivating a taste f or it is really not hard and the benefits you can reap from drinking it are well worth the effort. The antioxidant compounds neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to the immune system. In addition, green tea stim ulates the liver to secrete i nterferon, an immune compound that helps fight infection. To bolster immune function, drink 3 or more cups of green tea daily. Astragalus (Astrag alus membranaceus): A m ember of the pea fam ily, TCM has used the r oot for more than 2,000 years as a popular tonic for strengthening vitality and to bolster resistance to disease. It triggers the creation of immune cells in bone marrow and lymphatic tissue and it enhances the production of immune compounds, such as immunoglobu lin. Along with garlic and m edicinal mushrooms, a delicious way to take them is in the form of a tonic soup. You can find the recipe at www.learn ingherbs.com/herbal_im mune_system.html Medicinal Mushrooms: In TCM shiitake, maita ke and reishi, have long b een regarded as longev ity tonics. Research is p roving that these ben eficial fungi are power ful for strengthening the i mmune system. Mush rooms contain a variety o f active compounds, in cluding polysaccharides t he same type of com pounds found in astrag alus, and antibiotics. The b est approach is to use an assortment of mush rooms to provide a broad b ase of immune support. Try adding these things into your everyday meals to boost your immune system on a continuing basis. Until Next Time, Stay Healthy! August 13, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Travis Roberts Staff Writer email@example.com & FACES PLACES Boosting your Immune System with Herbs and SpicesHe always wants me to be proud of Him Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Golf at Live Oak In League Scramble play at the Live Oak Golf Club Wednesday, August 6, eight players, seven men and one woman, were divided into two teams. The winning team, with three players, post ed a low score of 30. M embers of the winning team were Trisha Gib son, Steve Hink, Ben B aar, and Larry McKen zie. The following team s cored a 34. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #12 with 26 and 3/4 inch es was Jerry Peterson. N est closest to Hole #12 with 31 inches was Ken Thompson. In League Scramble play at Live Oak Golf Club Friday, August 8, 15 players, eight men and seven women, were divid ed into four teams. T he winning team, with three players, post ed a low score of 31. M embers of the winning team were Cindi Manci no, Larry McKenzie, Jer ry Peterson. The follow ing teams scored a 33, 3 4, 35. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #13 with 12 inches was Jerry Peterson. Second closest with 17 inches was Pen ny Stites. Photo special to the Courier Journal Travis Peal clinging to life at Shands in Gainesville after a tragic accident.
(while supplies last!). Treats will be provided by HOPE FM, who will be joining in for the fun. The showing starts at 6:00 p.m. for all locations. The rst showing will be at the Interlachen Branch Library on Friday, August 15, the next showing will be at the Bostwick Branch Library on Friday, August 29. Then, in September, the Melrose Branch Library will show Frozen on Friday, September 12, and the Crescent City Branch Library will show the lm on Friday, September 26. The Palatka Headquarters Library will show the movie on Friday, October 10. For more information, call (386) 329-0126. The Phoenix Republican Club has rescheduled their meeting for Wednesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at Shrimps-R-Us in Welaka. County Commission candidates will be featured. The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is holding Business After Hours on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Larimer Arts Center in Palatka. This event is sponsored by Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. The Crescent City Lions Club will setting up a table at the Crescent City Winn-Dixie on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. to help raise funds as part of their semi-annual White Cane Awareness Day. All funds donated from the community will be used to help less fortunate people in the community with eye exams, eyeglasses and eye surgeries. Te gustaria tomar un tiempo para ti? Relajarte y des estresarte un poco? Concocer a mos Latinas en la comuidad y aprender algo nuevo? Te invitamos a unirte a nosotras cada tercer jueves de cada mes a las 6 p.m. en Educacin para el emigrante localizado en 2010 Huntington Rd. en Crescent City. Para ms informacin por favor de comunicarse con Karina al 386-546-7675. First Presbyterian Church is having an Ice Cream Social and Hymn Sing Along at their Warner Fellowship Hall on Cypress Av enue and South Prospect Street in Crescent City on Saturday, Au gust 16 from 3 until 6 p.m. This event is free, but they will gladly a ccept free-will donations. For more information call 386-6982117. There will be a reworks show at the Gem City Shrimp Blast Labor Day Weekend Friday, August 29-30 (with arts and crafts vendors, a Shrimp Cook-Off, kids activities, bicycle and kayaking events, and plenty of shrimp and seafood). Downtown Palatka, Inc. is still looking for vendors, sponsors, and entertainment! Call 386312-6266 for more info! The River City Players will be giving Cinderella Waltz per formanc es Wednesday, August 13-17. Champagne Opening Night spon sored by Michael Gagnon and Robbi Correa. Call 904-377-5044 to r eserve tickets or for more info. It is that time again to begin planning for the 3rd Annual Small Business Resource Fair in Putnam County. The date this year will be Tuesday, August 26 and St. Johns River State College has agreed to team up with the SBDC again! It will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For those that have participated in the past, you understand the value that your expertise brings to the community. For those of you new to this event, you will come to recognize the same! Small Business Development Center is looking forward to your partic ipate this year. This event is FREE, so there is no reason for you n ot to participate! Contact Cheryl Lynch 386-328-3293, or email: email@example.com to RSVP. The Log Cabin Winery and Vineyard will hold its Seventh Annual Old Florida Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 30, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be grape stomping, crowning of the 2014 Grape Goddess, live entertainment and music, food, wine and beer. Bring a lawn chair; admission is free and pet friendly. The Winery is lo cated at 376 County Road 309 in Satsuma. For more information c all 386-467-0000 or visit www.logcabinfarmwinery.com. The Archives Department of the Putnam County Headquar ters Library and the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church will host 4-week Basic Gene alogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in t he upcoming months. The classes are being taught by Deanda Lyne, Director of the Family History Center. She will cover what is needed to know to get started, where to go to nd it, and how to record what has been found. Melrose Branch Library will host the Basic Genealogy classes beginning Friday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The remaining classes are scheduled for the same time on Fridays, September 12, 19 and 26. Please contact the Melrose Branch Library at 352-475-1237 to register for your space as seating is limited. The schedule for the remaining libraries is Tuesday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30 for Interlachen Branch Library. Crescent City Branch Library will host the program on Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24. Intermediate and Advanced programs are being considered for the near future. Sera normal? Sera aceptable, que mi pareja: Hiera mis sen timien tos? Dicindome que no sirvo para nada? Me llame nombres como e stpida, o perra? Se muestre celoso si paso tiempo con amistades, compaeros de trabajo, o familiares? Se burle de mi, o de cmo me visto o peino? Me acuse de estar engandole? Me eche la culpa de sus problemas o de su mal temperamento? Me forc a tener sexo? Me amenace con matarme, matar a mis hijos/animales o suici darse si lo dejo? NO es normal, ni aceptable que su pareja haga c ualquiera de las cosas mencionadas arriba. Usted NO merece ser maltratada! Para ms informacin, llame al nmero gratuito 1-800-500-1119, a lnea de acceso 24/7 386-325-3141, o a su local ms cercano 386-546-7675. Is it normal? Is it acceptable, for my partner to: Hurt my feel ings? Tell me I am worthless? Call me names like stupid or bitch? Be jealous of me spending time with my friends, coworkers or family members? Make fun of me on how I dress or do my hair? Accuse me of cheating? Blame me for his problems or bad temper? Force me to have sex? Threaten to kill me, kill my kids/animals or com mit suicide if I leave him? It is NOT normal, nor acceptable for y our partner to do any of the above. You do NOT deserve to be mistreated! For more information, call the toll-free number 1-800-500-1119, the 24/7 hotline 386-325-3141, or your local ofce at 386-546-7675. The Putnam Family Fitness Center is hosting the First An nual Charity Golf Tournament at the Palatka Golf Course, 1715 Mo seley Avenue, on Saturday, September 20. R egistration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and tee off is at 9 a.m. There will be an unhandi capped best ball scramble, cash prizes for rst and second place t eams, prizes for third, fth and tenth place teams, cash prizes for closest to the pin, door prizes, rafes, putting contest, ball drop contest and more. Teams may enter, or singles may be paired up with other single/double players. The cost to play is $50 per play er, which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Funds raised f rom the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Cen ter. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-467-8731 o r firstname.lastname@example.org. Haven Hospice is inviting artists to connect with patients and families while supporting Haven by displaying their art work through the ArtsCare Program. To be considered, the artists must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ArtsCare. Artists who choose to display at Haven Hospice are not required to rent the wall space or submit to volunteer hours. The art will be scheduled to hang in the care center for eight weeks before it is changed out for new artwork. A portion of all proceeds benet the unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice to the patients and families it serves. For more information about becoming a Haven Hospice artist, please contact Lauren Ferguson at 904.465.7208. Return completed exhibiting applications by mail to Haven Hospice: Vol unteer Services 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 or by e mail at HavenEvents@HavenHospice.org. The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Ra vine Gardens State Park and the Friends of Ravine Gardens State Park will host a 3K/6K Costume Run on Saturday, October 25, at 8 a.m. with an award ceremony to follow. The run/walk will be held on the historic scenic drive, a tree-canopied loop following the rim of 120-foot ravines, dipping to the bottom and climbing back up for a truly challenging event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes as well as the top male and female overall nishers, and the top male/female nishers in each age group. Entry fees are $15 for those under 18, and $20 for adults. Race day registration fees are $25 per runner. Registrants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Register online at www.RaceSmith.com or register in the park ofce Monday Friday 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Civic Center lobby. For more information, please con tact the park at 386-329-3721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@ gmail.com.ARTober Fest for 2014 has been canceled due to construc tions on the river front. Keep Putnam Beautiful plans to have the 2-day event in 2015 around the same time. St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the Corrections Ofcer program. Day classes will begin September 11 on the St. Augustine campus. Applicants should apply early due to special admission requirements. There will be dinner, music, auction, tours, entertainment and a skeet shooting contest at Roberts Ranch RoundUp on Saturday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Roberts Ranch on 625 State Road 100, Palatka. All proceeds from this event will benet Hav en Hospices unreimbursed patient care, grief support and com munity education programs throughout the Putnam County area. If you would like to sponsor this event call 386-326-4526. Elder Options will be having a public meeting on Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. at the Elder Options Conference Room A, 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301 in Gainesville. The grant Re view Committee will review and discuss applications submitted by qualied organizations to provide services under the Older Americans act for next year. Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at 352-378-6649 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance. Volunteers are needed for the award-winning SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare counseling program that helps seniors, those new to Medicare and people with disabilities make informed decisions about their health and drug plans. Free comprehensive training will be held in Gainesville, on August 26 through 28, with lunch provided and travel related expenses reimbursed. Bilingual persons are especially encouraged to apply and training is available in Spanish as well as English. Basic computer and Internet skills are required. Please contact the Elder Helpline and tell them youd like to nd out more about becoming a SHINE volunteer. Call 1-800 96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) today. Frozen Fridays at your local library! Get your blankets ready! The Putnam County Library System is showing Disneys Frozen in each of its library branches! This family friendly movie is a magical, musical treat for anyone watching. 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August 13, 2014 B3 Putnam County Democrats Please VOTE For On August 26 Early Voting Starts August 14 nanrich2014.com Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Joe Snodgrass VOTE KEVIN DURSCHER for Putnam County Commission, District 4 Paid by Kevin Durscher, Republican, for County Commissioner, District 4. A Proven Leader Who Durscher Family Gets Things Done Candidates Corner Candidates currently running for School Board District 5 All candidate information was collected from the Supervisor of Elections website and is not the opinion of the Putnam County Courier Journal. ALLEN BAGGETTSummary: Allen Baggett considers it an honor to have this opportunity to seek a po sition that would allow him to h ave an influence on Putnam Countys adults of tomorrow. Home Life: Baggett is 50 years old and has been mar ried to his wife, Wendy Bag gett, for over 28 years. They h ave a 24-year-old son, Mat thew Baggett, who was edu cated in the Putnam County S chool System and is now in graduate school attending the Physician Assistant pro gram at Nova Southeastern U niversity. Professional and Educa tional Experience: B aggett has been employed with the St. Johns River Water Man agement District since 1985 a nd currently holds the po sition of Compliance Coordi nator. He obtained an Asso ciate in Science degree from V alencia College in Orlando and holds a certification as a Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. His community service in cludes having served on the B oard of Directors for GP Community Federal Credit Union (First Coast Communi ty Credit Union) and 12 years o n the Board of Directors for the Palatka Babe Ruth Baseball Association. Baggett was fortunate to serve on the School Advisory Council at the Palatka High School. He has been an active member of his local church and has served in various leadership positions over the years. Political Platform: Baggett decided to seek this office first and foremost so that he can, in his own way, help the students of today reach for and obtain their dreams. He believe one way to ac complish this is to ensure t hat each student is provid ed with an education of the h ighest quality in keeping with their capacity to learn. Baggett also believes that the families should be a sup port system for the teachers, t he administration and the school system. Together we can help these children and youth have a better future. He believes these students need clear direction to obtain goals and should be rewarded for good behavior and accom plishments. He also believes t hat all students are import ant and have value. B aggett believes a student should have a clear under standing of the expectations a s to the conduct expected of them in the classroom. He feels together we can make a difference in this place that we all call home, this community, Putnam County. He t hinks we have many chal lenges facing us in this com munity, but none greater than p roviding a safe place for the children and young people to obtain a quality education. An environment and climate that affords us the ability to shape the future of the stu dents in a positive manner. I f Baggett is granted the op portunity to server on the s chool board, he commits to you that he will serve with integrity and will seek out an swers to complicated issues. H e will be sensitive to the needs of our students recog nizing that a quality educa tion should be the standard. H e wants to take a team ap proach to working with fellow b oard members, teachers, the administration, and the fam ily members of the students. H e will always remember that together they can be a part of improving the well being of each student. TERRA JENKINS Summary: Terra Jenkins goal is for all individuals in volved in our childrens edu cation to become UNITED for He althy Schools, Healthy Chil dren, and Healthy Communi ties. Unlike others, she has m any things I will advocate for once she is a School Board Representative. Her entire life has been built around child advocacy. She will work tire lessly to realize her dream of p roviding the children a future offering them more than others ever had. Education: Jenkins has earned a BA degree in Edu cation from the University of No rth Florida. She is certified to teach by the Florida De partment of Education and the F lorida Association of Chris tian Colleges and Schools. Be tween the two certifications S he is certified to teach most subjects. Professional Experience: Jenkins is certified to train teachers and was named C.H. Price Middle Schools Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year. Among her many additional certifica tions are American Red Cross F irst Aid and CPR. She has over 20 years of experience in education and has worked with students from pre-k to 12th grade. She has worked in inner city, rural, and wealthy schools and is currently a teacher and understands the motivations of todays children. She meets with and talks to those clos est to education everyday; p arents, business/community members, students, staff, and teachers. Political Platform: There has been a lot of discussion about what qualifies a person to be on the board. Those that have no experience say it is their lack of experience that makes them the better candidate. Others say that it is their busi ness background or parenting e xperience. Her position is that she would never go to the gas station to have a heart trans plant nor would she visit the h ospital for an oil change. She would want a professional in the field, who has the knowl edge and skills necessary to c omplete the job successfully, perform that job. This state ment holds true for a candidate f or the school board also. This is what makes her the best choice. A study completed in 2000 by the Iowa Association of School Boards resulted in acknowledging that school dis tricts with the highest achieve ment have people on the board w ho are knowledgeable about teaching and learning issues, including school improvement goals, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff develop ment... This knowledge must b e both current and relevant. She is the only candidate with current and relevant K-12 ed ucation experience. She took a r ole in the operations of her family businesses (sales, bal ancing books, and cataloging o rders.) After they sold the businesses, she ran her own Mary Kay cosmetic business (which she made inactive to dedicate more time to her chil dren and the children that she t eaches.) Jenkins is also a parent of young children who are living in a world full of cell phones, computers, video games, etc. She understands their issues. Additionally, she has coached many sports teams over the years. Most importantly she is ethical and moral. She will be the example of what a role model should be. Her decision to run is truly to improve the system. Of all the candidates, she is the one with the most to lose if this system doesnt turn itself around. JANE THOMAS CRAWFORD Summary: Jane Crawford believes her background and experience makes her the most qualified candidate for this position. Her parents were both life long educators. Her father, W .M. Bill Thomas was a teacher, principal and Su perintendent of Schools in P utnam County. Her dad was superintendent longer than any other in the office to date. Her mother, Mary Lou ise Thomas, was a revered E nglish teacher for 36 years. Education: Crawford was educated in local schools and attended John W. Campbell Elementary, Palatka Junior High, and Palatka South High School, graduating in 1973. She received Her A.A. degree from St. Johns River Junior College in 1975, and from there she went to Florida State University where she received a B.S. Degree in Sec ondary English Education in 1 977. Professional Experience: Crawford came back to Palatka to teach school be cause her family was here. S he taught 7th grade En glish for two years at the newly opened Beasley Mid dle School and then trans ferred to Palatka High School w here she taught English for 23 years. She went back to school at the University of North Florida where she ob tained her Masters degree i n Counselor Education. She then was a guidance Coun selor at Palatka High for eight ye ars before accepting the position of Director of Test ing and Academic Success at S t. Johns River State College. She worked there until man datory retirement in June of 2 013. Deciding that retire ment was not for her, she w ent back to the college to work part time in Web Regis tration and Admissions. S he have been actively in volved in community service a ll of her adult life. She is an active member of Kiwanis of the Azalea City, Quota Inter national, Alpha Delta Kappa T eachers Sorority, and the St. Johns River State College Athletic Association. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Palatka where she teaches Sunday School and is a member of the cook team. Home Life: Crawford is married to her husband, Cary Crawford, and she has two daughters, Sloan, who attend ed local schools, and Connor, w ho attended Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Sloan works for a non-profit educa tion initiative, Blue Engine, in Ne w York City. Connor works at Rochester School for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. Political Platform: Craw ford has a passion for stu dents and teachers in Putnam C ounty, and wants to be in a position to support them in any way possible. This is a wonderful community, and she would like to help keep it wonderful by ensuring that it has the best schools possible. SHIRLEY DIAZ-BASEL Summary: As a parent and an employee of Putnam County Schools, it would be Shirley Di az-Basels privilege to serve as t he next School Board Member. Home Life: Diaz-Basels hus band Keith Basel, their four chil dren, and Shirley have called P utnam County their home for more than 25 years. Their three oldest children are graduates of Putnam County Schools, and their youngest is currently in elementary school. Her two oldest children have served their great nation, in the Army and in the Navy respectively, while her third son will be graduating in May as a certified Electrician. Education: Diaz-Basel graduat ed from Gainesville High School i n 1985. Shortly after graduation, she married Keith began raising children, and was a full time homemaker. As her children grew older, she became a substitute teacher as well as attended St. Johns River State College to con tinue her education. P rofessional Experience: Di az-Basel has worn many hats i n the nearly thirteen years of employment at Interlachen High School. She was a substitute teacher when she became a full time ESE (exceptional student education) paraprofessional. Be ing bilingual, she became the E SOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) liaison; this led her to interpret for parent conferences, administrators, open houses, and students deal ing with outside agencies. She h as been responsible for teaching survival skills and English to ESOL populations working with the English teachers. She contin ues to act as an interpreter on an a s needed basis. She has served as the in school suspension fa cilitator. Currently, however, she w orks as the school health per son. She assists students, who a re ill or injured, dispense medi cation and first aid. S he has been actively involved in community service all of her adult life. She is an active member of Kiwanis of the Azalea City, Q uota International, Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority, and the St. Johns River State College Athletic Association. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Palatka where she teaches Sunday School and is a member of the cook team. Political Platform: Having worked with diverse groups of students throughout the years has given her an unique per spective of the needs of Putnam C ounty, not only as an employee but as a parent as well. She feels passionate that all students, despite their socio-economic or ethnic background, should attain the same high level of achieve ment that all highly ranked s chools aspire. One of her main goals as a School Board Member would be to continually rotate through the schools and meet both employees and parents to hear their concerns. As a School Board Member, she thinks it is vital that people know who she is and that she is always approachable. There is an old saying: If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never been in a tent with a mosquito. She truly believes that anything and everything is possible in life. She often looks for positive solutions of all kinds not just the apparent solutions. She feels this is an asset that will contribute greatly to the benefit of the school district.
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