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Inside The August Downtown Cruise-in will feature the 2nd Annual Pet Contest. Bring your favorite pet to the Cruise-in and be eligible for prizes! Owners of classic, custom and antique vehicles will also be eligible for $400 in cash prizes as well as door prizes for showing off their ride. The Cruise-in is held Saturday, August 23, at the 900 block of St. Johns Avenue from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 386-329-0100, ext. 333 for more information. Cruise-in Pet ContestThe Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is holding Business After Hours on Thursday, August 21 from 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. Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B4-B5 Way Back When....A4Kick off Labor Day Weekend with at the Log Cabin Winery and Vineyard on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 7th Annual Old Florida Harvest Festival. There will be a Crowning of the 2014 Grape Goddess at 1:30 p.m., Contestants can dress up as the Grape Goddess then see who can stomp the most juice from our Muscadine grapes. The winner will be crowned the 2014 Grape Goddess and win other cool prizes. There will be cool wine specials, sangria, Grape Stomping all day, Music & Entertainment, Food, wine and beer. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Old Florida. Admission is free and there will be fun for the entire family. The event is pet friendly but please keep your K-9 on a leash at all times. Muscadine grapes and Muscadine vines will be available for purchase. Please note summer hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. except for day of the festival. For more information visit www.logcabinfarmwinery.com, call 386-467-0000 or stop by the Log Cabin Winery, at 376 County Road 309, Satsuma, Florida 32189. Old Florida Harvest Festival Chamber After Hours Putnam County Meet the 2014 CCJSHS Faculty 50 Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Bike and Eat Putnam Blueways and Trails will be having a Bike and Eat on Tuesday, August 26 at Shrimps R Us on CR 309 in Welaka from 6 to 9 p.m. Pedal to Pomona Park and back or do a short 5-mile ride around town. Helmets are required. For more details go to putnambluewaysandtrails.org Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow their project budgets for their classrooms by teaching their students about ag riculture. Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 minigrants to certied Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to grade 12 for the 201415 school year. The grants will be awarded for up to $250 for original and creative activities or programs that i ncrease the under standing of agriculture among both students and educators. Agriculture has no subject boundaries, said Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leader ship Coordinator Mi chael Rogalsky. We encourage teachers to think outside the box when integrating agriculture into their curriculum. Subject areas such as social studies, math, language arts and science are all important to agriculture and teachers that build agriculture into these subjects are encouraged to apply for the grant. Grant applications are due Wednesday, October 1. Recipients of the grant will be notied no later than November 15 via email. Educators can apply for the grant by visiting www.oridafarm bureau.org/programs/ teacher_mini_grants.Special to theCourier Journal Grant Money is Available for Florida TeachersYOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year!The 2nd Annual Gem City Shrimp Blast will up the night sky over the Palatka Riverfront this Labor Day weekend with a spectacular reworks display, sponsored in part by the City of Palatka. The hours are Saturday, August 30, from 5:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. with Fireworks at 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. with WhatSheSaid sponsored by the Arts Council. For more information call 386-328-8998 or visit artsinputnam.org. There will be shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks, and sno cones for sale during the event. Or stop by one of Palatkas downtown restaurants for dinner. The event is organized Downtown Palatka, Inc. and the merchants of downtown Palatka. DPI is still looking for sponsors for the reworks show. Interested parties should contact Sam Deputy at 386-312-6266. Donations of any size are appreciated. Gem City Shrimp Blast Photo by Travis Roberts The 2014 Faculty of Crescent City Junior/Senior High School are ready to welcome this years Raiders back to school with new principle Mechele Higginbotham at the helm.A Florida Depart ment of Transportation ( FDOT) project began this week to resurface State Road 207 from just west of Cracker Swamp Road in East Palatka to the St. Johns County line. The project includes removing the existing asphalt and repaving five miles of State Road 207, widening turn lanes to accommodate new bike lanes and restriping the existing f ive-foot wide shoulders along the outside travel lane for bike lanes. Con struction also includes adding new signs with flashing yellow lights near Cracker Swamp Road to warn motorists of cross traffic. Lane closures are primarily anticipated during daylight hours, however, some lane closures may be allowed a t night for paving. Lane closures will be monitored and may be adjusted in the event of a traffic backup. The posted speed limit will remain during construction; however, speeding fines are dou bled when workers are p resent. FDOT hired Preferred Materials, Inc. of Jacksonville to construct the $5 million project, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2015, weather permit ting. F or additional infor mation regarding this project or other FDOT projects around North east Florida, visit www. n flroads.com. Follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL or http:// t witter.com/MyFDOT_ NEFL or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ myFDOTNEFL for the latest updates.Special to theCourier Journal $5 million FDOT project for Highway 207 Photo special to the Courier Journal A ve mile stretch of highway 207 in is slotted to undergo a $5 million FDOT project to widen turn lanes and accommodate new bike paths. Photo by Jane Morris The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce was selected as the 2014 American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Chamber of the year. Chamber Chair Kelley Smith and the Board of Directors, got together to celebrate this tremendous success, with Chamber members, Monday, August 18 at noon, at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce ofce.Putnam Chamber selected as Chamber of the YearIf you missed the original article about Travis Peal, you can go to the E-edition of the Putnam County Courier Journal or our Facebook page. Two weeks ago Peal was thrown from a horse, and the back of his skull was crushed when he landed on the corner of a utility trailer. Peal was own to the Shands Hospital in Gainesville. There have been several attempts to take Peal off of the breathing machine but all have failed. Peal has developed an infection and has been spiking a fever over the past few days. Sometime over the next few days, doctors will remove the breathing tube from Peals throat and do a Tracheotomy. This is where they will make a small incision in Peals throat and run the tube down his airway. Peal will still be hooked up to the breathing machine and life support. Another reason for the Tracheotomy is that Peals lungs are lling with uid and need to be suctioned out. As of today Peal is still in the ICU Trauma Unit at Shands Hospital. If you would like to do nate to help this family you can do so by donating at the CenterState Bank at 500, N. Summit St. Crescent City or by calling 386-698-1982. You can also drop off do nations at the Putnam C ounty Courier Journal located at 330 N. Summit St. Crescent City. Flowers can be sent to Peal through the Crescent City Flower Shop, located at 317, N. Summit St. Crescent City or by c alling 386-698-1313. Travis Roberts Staff WriterUpdate on the condition of Travis Peal


National Friendship Week The third week of August from Monday, August 18 through Saturday, August 23 is National Friendship Week. Good friends are as rare as diamonds. We have to take care of our friendships just as much as any love relationship, if not more so. We get so busy in our day to day lives that sometimes we forget to really listen to each other. We all have a lot going on, thats true, but you never know when someone may need a friend to just listen a little harder than normal, sit with them a little longer, spend a little more time than usual. Last week we lost one of the greatest comedians, performers, and all around wonderful people of our generation to severe depression. Robin Williams was suffering from a disease that so many others also suffer from. The most precious gift we can give to anyone is the gift of our time and you never know when that could be what it takes to save someones life as well. I urge you, this week and every week, take that extra moment and just really listen to your friends are saying, or more importantly to what they may NOT be saying! National Lemonade Day Today, August 20 is National Lemonade Day! It has only been around since 2007, a veritable baby in the world of days we recognize. Founded in Houston, Texas by Lisa and Michael Holthouse, the day was established as a means to teach todays youth beginning entrepreneurship by opening a lemonade stand to earn money. When Lisa was a little girl she wanted a turtle as a pet and her father refused to buy it for her. She decided to set up a lemonade stand to earn the money and buy the turtle herself. Lemonade Day is a strategic 14-step process that walks youth from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community. Since 2007, Lemonade Day has grown from 2,700 kids in one city to in 2013, 250,000 children took part in Lemonade Day across the US and Canada. With the help of partners like Google, Lemonade Day will bring this entrepreneurial experience to 1 million kids in 100 cities across America, sparking entrepreneurship and empowering youth in a way thats never been done to scale. Children who register are given all the information they need to set up and run a lemonade stand, at no charge. So if you happen to see a lemonade stand set up somewhere during your travels this Wednesday, be sure to stop and buy a cup, you may be contributing to the next great American entrepreneur! For more information about National Lemonade Day visit http://lemonadeday.org/youth. Senior Citizens Day In 1950 there were 200 million people over 60 years old by 2000 that number had tripled to nearly 600 million and by 2025 it is estimated that there will be over 1 billion older persons. Thursday, August 21 was declared Senior Citizens Day in 1988, by then president Ronald Reagan. Since more and more people are living longer these days, it was thought that it would be necessary to raise awareness of their achievements and contributions to society. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements senior citizens have made, as well as to advocate for the rights of older people throughout the world. Although it is an observance and not a National holiday there are many different things across the country that are in place to honor our senior citizens. Such as International Day for Older Persons which is celebrated on October 1 throughout the world, and is an important time to remind governments about their pledges to work towards the Millennium Development Goals of helping, among other things, to end hunger and poverty for older persons and people of all ages. Through news stories and social media event coverage, special community gatherings inviting senior citizens, their families, friends and volunteers are organized to honor them. Several businesses give special discounts or deals to senior citizens on or around August 21. If you have a senior citizen in your life, do something special for them that day to show them how much you truly appreciate everything they have done for you. Government Watch A2 City of Crescent CityCity Commission Meeting, September 11, 7 p.m.CRA Board Meeting,September 11, 7 p.m.Planning & Zoning Meeting, September 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 September 2, 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: pccjnews@gmail.com Classified Ads: classifieds@cjnewsfl.com Display Ads: ads@cjnewsfl.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 Well, Well, Well, it seems I stepped on a few toes last week, and the week before. If youre going to respond to something I write, then make sure you get your facts right rst. This week I want to respond to a few letters that came into the newspaper. First, let me respond to the rst letter which stated that Israel is not an ally. In 1948 the United States and Israel formed an unusual alliance. The United States would give Israel funding and train their military to ght. In return, Israel would let the U.S set up camp in their back yard, use their airelds and provide the U.S with intel on what is going on in their region. Our goal was to strengthen the U.S presence in the Middle East. As Jesse Helms a Republican Senator once said, Israel is the American aircraft carrier in the Middle East, and the military foothold in the region offered by the Jewish State alone justied the military aid that the United States grants Israel every year. Dont get me wrong, I do agree with most of the stuff that the person wrote in with, like the fact that Israel is a drain on our economy because we give them foreign aid, but you have to look at the fact that Israel also provides most of our intelligence for that region. Without Israels intel we wouldnt have a clue as to what most groups are doing on that side of the world. The fact is, we need Israel as our non-NATO ally to maintain some assembly of peace in the Middle East. Next: To the person that wrote in on the Facebook page bashing me. Thank you for at least taking the time to comment. In your comment you said that I copied, word for word, a YouTube video in last weeks article, but you left no proof. Yes, it is true that I watch a lot of YouTube videos and also read the Associated Press releases every day. This is 2014 and the way we share information around the world. Now I would like to ask you a question. When youre watching these videos on YouTube, what makes you think that Im not the one doing them, especially since I have over 90 videos on YouTube? Dont get me wrong here; I respect both of your comments. This is why I write this column every week. Every day I hear people talking about how screwed up our country has become. I hear people debating things that they have no clue as to what they are talking about, but its all talk. It seems that everyone has an opinion but no one has the intestinal fortitude to do anything about it, at least there are a few of you that are willing to stand up and say something. This column is not about if Im wrong and your right, its about being an American and standing up for what we believe in, but the problem I see is this, We live in a Country that has been going downhill since its birth. We live under the Constitution given to us by our forefathers, yet how many people can not recite just two sentences of the constitution? How many of you know what each bill of rights means? Starting next week I will be explaining the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Everyone has an opinion and this is mine. You might not agree with it, but, Thats How I See It.Whos Right 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 letters@cjnewsfl.com. Facebook Chat We asked our Facebook friends:To complete the following statement: What I like most about my town is_________.Being on the St. Johns river with my son. Michael Blackwell Satsuma DISCLAIMER: Views expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of the Putnam County Courier Journal or its advertisers. The Putnam County Courier Journal does not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for the views of readers exercising their right to free expression.The small town country atmosphere! I grew up in Bar din & have always wanted my children to experience the amazing life I had here! We actually live in East Palatka, but still go to Bardin often to visit my parents. Most everyone we know is family so its pretty awesome to raise my children in the same area I was born & raised! Kasey Renee Johns East Palatka Go to: www.facebook/ putnamcounty courierjournal Dear Editor: I admit it. Mid-day is brutally hot outdoors. But the evenings are soft, warm, and lit by the waxing moon last week. The sounds of frogs, a pair of hoot owls, and children playing on the street in the moonlight are so Deep South. Gifts, indeed, dont you think? Patricia Maden Crescent CitySimple Gifts Putnam County You Have a ChoiceLegal AdvertisingIN PUTNAM COUNTY PUTNAM COUNTYCJ A burn ban is now in effect for all of Putnam County, and will remain in effect indefinitely. There is a $12,500.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist(s) in any area of the County. Open burning, except outdoor grills used in preparing food, and commercial land clearing where on-site inspection and approval has been granted by the Florida Division of Forestry are prohibited. It must be determined that there will be sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on-site before the Division of Forestry will grant approval. The use or discharge of fireworks, combustible compounds, flares, lawn debris and trash burning will be considered in violation of the ban. The violation of this order is a seconddegree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 for each offense and by a term of imprisonment of up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Any person violating the burn ban shall, in addition to the penalties described above, reimburse the County for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such violation, including without limitation, response and suppression costs. Any information concerning suspicious activity in the area of a brush fire in Putnam County is encouraged to call Putnam County Sheriffs Office at 386329-0800 or you may call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-277-8477. ) Church......................A5 Community...............A3 County Lines............B2 Crossword/Sudoku..B4 Faces & Places.......B1 Opinion....................A2 Our Life....................A4 Public Notices.........B5In This Issue: Putnam County Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 7:30 10 a.m. at the Welaka National Fish Hatchery, 726 Hwy 309, Welaka, FL 32139. Free for all kids ages 5-15. Registration 7:30 a.m. Fishing at 8 a.m. Prizes at 10 a.m. Lots of great prizes, 2 ponds open, Bass, Bream, Cat sh. Bring your own Bait. Al Fish are keepers. One Line per Child allowed in the Water. Small Fry Tent Open for the Under 5 yrs Old Crowd!Lane and Road ClosuresThe following lane and road closures will be in effect until April 20: State Road 19: Daytime lane closures for southbound traf c from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from St. Johns Avenue to Crill Avenue (State Road 20) for ditch cleaning. US 17: Daytime lane closures from the Volusia County line to State Road 100 West Monday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway markings, excluding the construction zones in Crescent City and in East Palatka. US 17: Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from Laurel Lane to Junction Road while crews install irrigation lines in the medians. US 17: Nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday from State Road 207 to the Memorial Bridge for asphalt removal and paving. Also, possible daytime lane closures for concrete delivery for driveway, curb and sidewalk reconstruction.Master Gardeners Plant Sale Chamber After HoursGuest Speaker and Field Trip17TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING RODEOThe Annual Plant Sale by the Master Gardeners of Putnam County takes place on April 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Extension Ofce, 111 Yelvington Rd., East Palatka in the auditorium. Each year the Master Gardeners offer plants, trees, seeds, garden needs and treasures at the plant sale. Master Gardeners will be on duty to answer gardening questions. Soil samples may be submitted for free ph testing, which will take 7-10 days. Baked goods will also be for sale to hungry guests and Master Gardeners. All proceeds made from this sale are returned to the community through the many projects the Master Gardeners are involved in, such as; school gardens, summer day camps, gardening classes, ph soil testing, demonstration gardens, home visits, community gardens, and more. Please stop by on April 21 and take home plants and other items provided by the Master Gardeners. The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the First Coast Technical College, 102 Port Road next to Newcastle Shipyards in the Barge Port. Putnam County Environmental Council will meet at the Palatka Library, located at CR 20 and College Road, this Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be the award-winning bird and nature photographer, Bill Chitty, of Florahome, The public is invited to this program, and refreshments will be served. Then on Saturday April 21 PCEC will follow up this program by taking a eld trip to the Welaka Fish Hatchery. Participants will meet at 9:30 A.M. at the Beecher Spring Unit of the Hatchery, which is located 3.3 miles south of the only traf c light in Welaka on CR 309. This is the time of year when newly hatched sh are released into the ponds, and a multitude of birds y in for feeding. This makes for great photographs. Bring your camera, or just come for bird watching. Afterward, those interested can enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at Shrimp-R-Us in Welaka. Any questions, contact Carol at 386-4672231 or j-cmacdonald@att.net Free Tax Prep Assistance at Seville Community Resource Center is now available through April 15 on the following days: Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Tax Assistance Bass Fishing TournamentThe 16th Annual Save Rodman Reservoir open boat bass tournament will be held on April 21. Launching will be from Kenwood Landing. The tournament ends at 3 p.m. with the weigh-in. Entry per boat is $100 with a 70 percent payback to the top 15 percent of the eld. Breakfast and dinner will be served as well as coffee, cold drinks, and donuts. River City Tournaments is in charge of conducting the tournament. For more information call Ed Taylor at 386329-0205.Pinwheels For PreventionThe Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC at UNF), the states principal source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Lynch has been hired as a Business Analyst. Lynch will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners at the new SBDC office in Putnam County. Lynch brings extensive experience to the position. Over the past 20 years she has played an instrumental part in several start-up ventures, where she implemented all financial and operational systems in companies that ranged from real estate, to online retail, to the entertainment industry. One company grew to over $100 million in assets and employed 150 individuals in three states. Lynch has served a multitude of clients on long-term and shortterm consulting engagements, initiating systems, procedures and in some cases turnaround, of both U.S. and foreign organizations. Lynch also holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance. We are so pleased to have Cheryl Lynch join the SBDC. She has a tremendous amount of experience in owning and growing a business which will be an asset to our clients in Putnam County, said Janice Donaldson, Regional Director of the SBDC at UNF. In her new role at the SBDC at UNF, Lynch will work one on one with clients who are interested in starting or who already own a small business. She will work primarily out of the SBDC office at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce located at 1100 Reid Street in Palatka. The office was officially open on March 28. Businesses who are interested in setting up a time to meet with Lynch can call 386.328.3293. The new SBDC office in Putnam County is made possible through support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of North Florida, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of County Commissioners, City of Palatka, and the Putnam County Development Authority. Since 1976, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida has helped over 35,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The SBDC at UNF provides potential and existing business owners with confidential consulting and training in all aspects of business management and growth. Experienced consultants help business owners develop strategies to increase sales, create jobs and improve profitability. For additional information, contact: Stephanie Royal at (904) 6202428 or sroyal@unf. edu.Small Business Gets Big Help in PutnamDont Get Burned by Burn BanLimited Time Only! $15 can x your cat or kitten. Angle Paws Animal Friends, Inc., through a program with Jacksonville No More Homeless Pets is offering this spay/neuter. Includes a ea treatment. Call 467-3028 for details.Free Feline Spay or NeuterMovies in the Park, Sponsored by TD Bank. On Saturday April 21 at 8 P.M. Happy Feet Two will be shown. Light concessions will be available. This event is also sponsored by Biggs Funeral Home, Crescent Termite and Florida Power and Light. For more information call City Hall at 386-698-2525.Movies In The Park In order to raise awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has join other clubs and Cities in the Pinwheel for Prevention campaign. As part of the campaign, the GFWC Crescent City Womans Club has planted a Pinwheel Garden in front of the club. Pinwheels are a symbol of a happy, carefree childhood and the belief that all children deserve to be raised in healthy communities, free from abuse and neglect. Right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. getting it right for kids early on is less costly than trying to fix problems after things have gone wrong. Doesnt every child deserve this opportunity? Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and supporting families. You can get involved by purchasing one of the pinwheels which will be placed in the garden for $3 or purchasing a pinwheel lapel pin $5. To purchase either please stop by Expressions at 332 Central Ave. or call 386-698-1040.The City Commission of the City of Crescent City met Thursday, April 12 in regular session. Among the items on the agenda was the third reading of a proposed charter amendment concerning term limits for commissioners and mayor/ commissioner, which passed unanimously, and which will appear on the November ballot; a presentation by the citys auditor, Ron Moats, of the citys financial status, which he said was very good; a resolution addressing compensation for intersection control beacons; a review of the proposed resurfacing and reorientation of the city hall parking lot, necessitated by changes to US 17, and providing for entrance from Florida Avenue; the reconfiguration of the first block of west Lemon Avenue to a one-way street, due to safety considerations brought about by the reconfiguration of US 17. All of these issues were resolved by unanimous vote. The Commission also heard project change requests for work being done under the current CBDG housing grant. The students of the month were Jordan Williams from Middleton Burney; Lizbeth Gonzalez and Brooke Batchelor from Miller Intermediate. Crescent City Commission Walking by the river then eating at Angels diner.Sherri Lynn BakerPalatka My family and friends have all grown up here. Most of them are still close by. Its also awesome to see either your own children or your friends kids attend the same schools you did! Carrie JonesCrescent City


Four Generations When Marie Learners daughter, Edie Wise, and her family visited Marie and Walley in Lake Como they had four generations togeth er in their home. Edie d rove down from Mount Olive, North Carolina with her daughter, Kala Wise, daughter-in-law Kimberly Wise, with three month-old grand son, Everett Wise, leaving Everetts granddad C hris and his dad, Matthew at home working. T he Wise girls plan on visiting the beach and doing some sight seeing. They also plan on helping the Learners celebrate their 28th w edding anniversary. Happy anniversary you two. We wish you many more happy years to gether. Enjoy your visit w ith your great-grandson. C andidates Rally Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. the GFWC Crescent City Womens Club hosted a candi dates rally for all the lo cals running for ofce. E ighteen or more spoke, telling something about themselves and their platform. Forty or more invitations were sent out to the addresses available. The clubroom was full, questions were allowed from the oor after each speaker. Rosemary An derson was the mod erator and was assisted by Myra Lord and B arbara Herces. New club member, Sousan Wilson, sang America the Beautiful before the program. There was also a salute to the ag led by club president Carol Horner. One candidate said he was told dont miss the Crescent City Womens Club rally because they have great snacks. Re freshments were served a nd many people stayed and visited with the candidates after the program was over. Thanks to Larry Har veys sidekick, Evan, Kevin Durscher, Allen Baggett, and others for helping put away the chairs and getting the room ready for Wednes day Bridge. Anyone w anting to play Du plicate Bridge call Eve N ewman at 386-6984496. Womens Club dinner after church starts September 28. Family Gathering Pat and Bill Maden joined members of their family for a get-togeth er in Corvallis, Oregon. There were two sons, Carter and Steve with their families. Steve was with his wife, Ciara and Carter was with Rebec ca Rowan and Sage. Bill and Pat stayed with Ciaras sister and husband, the Halmei das, on their farm. Pat said they had two good days while they were there. They went to the beach one day and also enjoyed the Newport Aquarium, which was great. They had fun be ing with the family but could not wait to get back to warm sunny Florida. The Madens have a daughter who lives in San Francisco, but did not get to see her on this trip west. Pat writes letters to the editor about wildlife in our area, which I enjoy. She is also working with the Little Blue House Museum. The museum will be open in Septem ber on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or will open anytime for special groups. Call her at 386-698-1607. She also welcomes volunteer help. They still have bricks for the Walkway to History for sale only $25 forms are available at the Putnam County Courier Journal Ofce and Crescent City Bell t-shirts for $15 both make great gifts! Happy Birthday Speaking of our area birds and animals, my brother-in-law George Winterling loved to hear Virgil LaRues roosters crow across the lake early in the morning. George is celebrating his 83rd birthday in September. Exchange Students New exchange stu dents are starting to arrive in Putnam County from all over the world. Joe and Joyce Svinga la are still adjusting to having an empty nest after having exchange students, Luiza Casa grande from Brazil and Jeerada Pong Acha from Thailand. The Svinga las opted to focus on the Pomona Park senior program and not host any students this year. Finding a Buddy Pomona Park Council man, Joe Svingala visited the Pomona Park C ommunity Market on August 2 and met Bud dy, a homeless dog. Svingala decided to make him an addition to his family. The First Coast No More Homeless Pets group is outside the community center on the rst Saturday of every month hoping to nd homes for these animals. Stop by 200 East Main Street on September 6 and check them out. Who knows? You may nd a Buddy too. Skydiving Brittney Svingala, granddaughter of Joe and Joyce Svingala, made her rst tandem jump with her instruc tor from an altitude of 1 0,000 feet. After landing all she could say w as, Wow, I want to do it again! She came to Florida from New York on vacation for a week to visit her grandpar ents. Smokey Bears BirthdaySmokey Bear celebrat ed his 70th birthday on Saturday, August 9 at the Welaka State Park Administrative Center. There were dozens of children waiting pa tiently to take a picture w ith Smokey Bear and eat cake. Each child received a bag of goodies, which included information on local wildlife, pins, postcards, and more. Children were also en couraged to decorate a birthday card for Smokey. Park rangers were also on hand to educate the public on local plant and animal life. Both parents and children had a fun time. Celebrating 102 Johanna Sharpe, long time resident of Cres cent City, just turned 1 02. She was the original owner of the Crescent City Flower Shop ( where Belles Bistro is now). She is now liv ing at Indigo Manor in Daytona Beach. Joe Svingala with his new Buddy. COMMUNITYFour Generations, Candidate Rally, Celebrating 102 Years August 20 A3 Four Generations, Candidate Rally, Celebrating 102 Years Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comMarie and Wally Learner with four generations of Maries family. Marie is holding great grandson Everett Wise. at Bohannon Battery 613 N. 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Maden Family: Carter, Bill, Ciara and Steve, Pat, Rebecca, Rowan and Sage in Corvallis, Oregon. Joe and Joyce Svingala with their former foreign exchange students, Luiza Casagrande from Brazil and Jeerada Pong Acha from Thailand. Brittney Svingala taking her rst tandem jump. A great crowd turned out for the candidates rally at the Crescent City Womens Club. Smokey Bear and his Rangers celebrate his 70th birthday. Johanna Sharpe turns 102. She was a long time Crescent City resident. 317 N. Summit St., 386-698-1313Crescent City Flower Shopwww.crescentcityowershop.com Brighten your summer gatherings with a arrangement Remember your... A BCsAllen Baggett CaresQuestions call 386-325-0209Paid political ad, paid for by Allen Baggett, candidate, Putnam County School Board District 5


The Arts Council of Greater Palatka is bringing back one of last years most popular performers, Ben Prestage. The special concert will be, Friday August 22 at the Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid Street, in Palatka. The doors will open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 at the Larimer Arts Center Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are also available at The Sound Garden, 912 St Johns Ave in Palatka, Wednesday and Thurs day from noon to 6 p.m. or Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost at the door, if seating is available, will be $15. This concert is for ages 17 and up and beer, wine, and sodas will be served. Prestage first per formed at The Larimer Arts Center last year. Arts Council Executive Director, Denise Aiken, said, It was so nice to see people coming from all over North and Central Florida to see such a high quality of entertainment here in our home town. This is part of what the Arts Council does for the community. Luke Taft of the Arts Council said that last years concert was a sellout and seating is limited so advanced ticket purchase is strongly urged. Ben Prestage is well known in music circles around the world. He is the ultimate in the one-man-band, playing percussion with his feet, an assortment of stringed instruments with his hands, and vocals and harmonica with his mouth. Prestage deliv ers a full band sound all on his own while performing heart felt songs about life, including its ups, downs, and humor. Bens interesting approach to i nstrumentation and his award-winning original songwriting recipient of The Most Unique Performer at The Songwriters Showcase of America, has earned him invitations to perform across North America, Europe, and as far as North Africa. All awards aside, he has proven himself, through his live performances, to be the future of American Blues, Roots Music, and Americana and is one of todays most talented outsiders. While living in Memphis, Prestage became a b usker (street per former) on historic Beale Street. This is where he perfected his drum-kit. I played out there a few times with nothing but a guitar and my voice. Once people heard me they liked it, but it was hard to get them on my side of the street with all the other music going on down there. There were some other guys out there who played drums with their feet, and they always got peoples attention. I started playing drums with my feet as an attention grabber but soon found out that the drums played with foot pedals actually enhanced my music dramatically. Not only were people listening and buyin discs, they were now dancing and hollerin to boot. Now I am to the point where, if you close your eyes, you would think there was a professional drummer with a fullsize drum kit behind me. I learned allot from the guys I shared the street with, including John Lowe, Robert Belfour, and Richard Johnston. Ben returned to Mem phis over the next few years for the International Blues Challenge (the worlds larg est gathering of Blues musicians) and within three consecutive years he took 4th, 3rd, and 2nd place. He is also the only two-time recipient of the Lyon/ Pitchford Award for Best Diddley-Bow Player. For more information about the show or to find out how to reserve tickets, call The Arts Council at 386-3288998, or visit http:// artsinputnam.org. Concerts at the Larimer are supported in part by memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. A4 OUR TO WN Way Back When... 25 years agoAugust 20, 1964 Nurses Check 200 for Glaucoma at Clinic While 200 or more residents of the Fruitland Peninsula area had their eyes checked at the glaucoma clinic held last Thursday in Crescent City, some had to be turned away at closing time, and a second clinic may be held in September, according to the committee of the local Lions Club, which sponsored the event. 50 years ago Years Ago...August 25, 1939 Al Capones Mansion Being Redecorated The luxurious 25-room mansion of Al Capone located on Pine Island has been completely renovated and while inquires at the estate brought no information, it is generally assumed by the residents in the neighborhood that Capone will take up residence there as soon as he is released from prison, which will probably be sometime in November.75 years ago 10 years agoAugust 18, 2004 Sorry Charley, you missed us! Unpredictable. Catastrophic. Disastrous. Hurricane Charley was all of these things and more. Luckily, south Putnam was able to escape the wrath of this savage storm. As residents emerged from their houses Saturday morning after the storm passed, neighbors commented on how lucky they were to have missed the storm. We really missed the worst of it, Said Jason Highfill, Crescent City resident and firefighter. 5 years agoAugust 19, 2009 Cardboard boats compete on Lake Stella The Putnam County Parks and Recreation boat, Gatayak, built and entered by Bob Stevens, won the overall championship at the Crescent City Yacht Clubs Cardboard Boat Regatta held this past weekend. The boats were made with cardboard and a limited amount of supplies. August 16, 1989 Apaches invade Lake Como As Anne Sauls knows, it take more than an ocean of Jet-A fuel and a truckload of Hellre missiles to keep an Army helicopter assault force going: it takes several dozen chocolate chip cookies too. For three days last week, Anne and her husband, retired Air Force Ly Col Norris Sauls, kept the troops fueled up while the army attended to a squadron of nasty-looking apache attack helicopters, which regularly alighted like hungry dragonies in the Sauls Lake Como front yard. Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. Ben Prestage in Palatka NOW STREAMING LIVE! Its time for elections and the rst game of the season for the Palatka Panthers. Join WIYD for live Panther action on Friday, August 22nd or catch us streaming at WIYDRADIO.COM OR WPLK.COM and click to LISTEN LIVE! 800 AM The Music of Your Day Visit wiydradio.com and listen on-line!NOW STREAMING LIVE!1260 AMWIYD WIYD Classic Country WIYDRADIO.COM OR WPLK.COM WIYDRADIO.COM OR WPLK.COM WIYDRADIO.COM OR WPLK.COM People often wonder about the building that has sat empty at the corner of Oak and Third Streets in Welaka for some years now. This article from the August 15, 1979 issue of the Courier-Journal tells of the b eginnings of that building. Welaka Bank Opens Doors The Flagship Peoples Bank of Crescent City St. Johns River Ofce ofcially opened its doors today to the customers of the Welaka area and the opening celebration will contin ue through the week. Betty Kennedy was appointed as the Branch Manager of the new bank and Mary Louise Pugh will be Head Teller and will be in charge of new accounts. Other staff of the new facility will be Cheryl Snyder, Susan Cannon and Mary El len Flowers. The bank will be a full service facility with drive in tellers, safe de posit boxes and a loan d epartment providing a full line of consumer loans. Hours of operation for the new bank located at the corner of Oak and Third Streets in Welaka will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday in the lobby. Drive up teller windows will 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. This weeks River Days Festival schedule at the bank includes an old fashioned cookout today from 12 noon to 2 p.m.. There will be balloons and novelties for the children as well as live entertainment. Thursday, the bank will have a coffee and doughnut breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on display at the bank will be an arts and crafts exhibit from the Pioneer Settlement in Astor. A boat and camper show will highlight the activities Friday and a drawing will be held to determine the winner of the million dollar sweepstakes held by the bank. Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Not too late to join the hunt!Entry forms are available at The Palatka Welcome Center 900 St. Johns Avenue All entries are due by August 27th Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 30th at the Shrimp Blast FireworksWelcome Center is open Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. After hours please drop entry through mail slot. Thanks to the Putnam County Courier Journal for being a Treasure Hunt Partner.Downtown PalatkaTreasure HuntPictures and Clues atwww.palatkadowntown.com Special to the Courier Journal REITER INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 926 N. 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Trivia Night is every Wednesday night at 3 Bananas, starting at 6 p.m., and new teams are always wel come. So dont sit at home get at team together right away and get out of the house. You have to use those brain cells, because you know what they say, if you dont use them you gonna lose them!Banana Trivia Night WinnersSpecial to the Courier Journal Ben Prestage and his one man band.


Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc. will provide toiletries, non-perishables and groceries for the Georgetown area the week of August 17. For more information, call 386-852-7046 or send an email to mfcou treach@hotmail.com. The South Putnam Church, Medical Mission now offers Free Medical Care for un insured individuals, the sec ond and 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 City. Please call 386-269-9786 for more information. Howe Memorial United Meth odist Church, 252 S. Summit St., 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 infor mation, please call the church Howe Memorial United Meth odist Church, 252 S. Summit St., Crescent City, will host a Meet & Greet to get acquaint ed with our new minister and his wife, Rev. Karl & Christina Wiggins, on Sunday, August 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. All in the community are cordially invited to attend. For further informa tion, please call the church Deacon Ministrys Annual Ser vice of Friendship will be held at Baptist Church of Crescent City on Sunday, August 24 at 4 p.m. with Bishop C. Golden as speaker and the Union Bethel guest choir. M. Robinson is pastor. Everyone is invited. The First Baptist Church invites everyone to join the 5k/10K Challenge. This will be a prac tical guide to running and a 12-week training plan with a Christian focus. The ,program is being used across the nation and is a great way to get in shape physically and spiritu ally. The training will begin on Monday, August 25 at the First Baptist Church on 101 South Summit Street at 6 p.,. For more information call 386-6981578 or www.runforgod.com. SATSUMA Herman T. Noles Herman T. Noles, 65, of Satsuma, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Douglas, Georgia and had lived in Putnam County for over 60 years. Herman was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam and was a member of Bostwick Baptist Church. He had worked as a meat cutter at Publix and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially fishing. He is preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Dyess. He is survived by his wife of 23 years Linda Stuckey Noles, of Satsuma; son, William Noles; daughters, Joyce Stevens and husband Rick, Connie Hall and husband Sam, Michelle Williams and husband Mike and Mary Kay Cribbs and husband Anthony, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at Bostwick Cemetery with Bro. David Eddins officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, c/o Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, 307 S Palm Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Hermans Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. INTERLACHEN Alver Ray Miller Alver Ray Miller, 67, of Interlachen, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Jacksonville, Ray resided in Interlachen since 1980 coming from Jacksonville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had worked 20 years as plant manager with Florida Rock Industries. Ray was a member of VFW post #10164 and had attended Bethel Assembly of God in Interlachen. He enjoyed hunting, singing and dancing and restoring old cars. Ray is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann Miller of Interlachen; his mother, Ruby Ritter of Hilliard; two sons, Elton Ray Miller of Florahome and Alver Ray Miller, Jr. and wife Vanessa of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Mary Margaret Dalton of Delta, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Joann Hand and husband Gordon and Paulette Blystone and husband David, all of Folkston, Georgia; six grandchildren, Jimmy Raby Dalton, Justin Ray Dalton, Joshua Ryan Dalton, Miranda Nichole Miller, Noah Austin Miller and Alyse Jade Miller, a great-grandson, Dustin Jay Dalton and several nieces and nephews. Services were at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Interlachen with Adam George and David Rye officiating. The family received friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the services at 7 p.m. Graveside services and burial were on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sharpe Cemetery in Toombs County, Georgia with the U.S. Army conducting military honors. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 927 South SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Rays Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturffuner als.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen. PALATKA Gary L. Jenkins CMS Gary L. Jenkins, Jr., U.S. Air Force, (Ret.), 78, of Palatka passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Gary was born in the Glendale Hospital in Palatka, where he grew up. In 1981 he retired from the United States Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant after 28 years of service as an Inflight Refueling Specialist and as a Refueling Instructor. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. As a highly decorated Veteran, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Ser vice Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, the NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Combat Readiness Medal. In 1974 he received a Bachelors Degree in History and Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. After retirement from the military he returned to Palatka in 1981. He later worked for American Airlines and McDonnell Douglas as a Refueling Instructor. He enjoyed his work as an Instructor. He was a member of the United States Air Force Association in Arlington, Virginia. He enjoyed working in his yard, auto mechanics and tinkering. A perfectionist, he believed a job worth doing was a job worth doing right. Gary was a devoted and loving husband and father. Preceding him in death were his father and stepmother, Gary L. Jenkins, Sr. and wife, Thelma; his mother and stepfather, Marie and Carl Schneider; and a granddaughter, Jewel Garcia. Surviving are his wife of 58 years and constant caregiver during the last 14 years during his struggle with Alzheimers Disease, Janet Jenkins of Palatka; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. Jenkins, III and his wife, Devin, of Apopka, Robert A. and Christy Jenkins of Justin, Texas, and Roy N. Jenkins of Orlando; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna J. Walsh and husband, Frank Walsh, II, of Orlando; two sisters, Cordelia L. Smith of Cochran, Georgia and Lavenia L. Moody of Palatka; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with the Rev. Raymond A. Lettre officiating. The United States Air Force and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 4283 in Dade City provided full military honors. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Memorial gifts may be sent to a favorite charity. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. PALATKA Gorman C. Eidson Gorman Clayte Eidson, 71, died on Tuesday, August 12 at Palatka Health Care Center, Palatka, Florida, after an extended illness. The family wishes to thank the staff of Palatka Health Care for their devoted care for many years. Gorman Eidson was born in Vidalia, Georgia, to Clayte and Amer ica (Smith) Eidson. He graduated with the class of 1960 from Tifton High School, Tifton, Georgia. He attended Abraham Baldwin College for two years and later received both bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Georgia. He worked thirty-three years for the Georgia-Pacific Woodlands Division, retiring in 2001. He was a lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Methodist faith and had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In the past, he was a member of the Florida Forestry Association and a supporter of the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, and Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Drew Eidson, who died in childhood. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynda Hammons Eidson; three children: Pamela Eidson (husband Seth Tepfer) of Decatur, Georgia; Debra Eidson (husband Fred Broadwell) of Durham, North Carolina; and Michael Eidson of Palatka; four grandchildren: Jex and Zyle Tepfer, Ray McCloskey, and Ar temis Eidson; his mother-inlaw, Ann Hammons; two sistersin-law, Mary Harmon (Fred) and Sue Hammons. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4237 Salisbury Road, #310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. Visitation was at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, 307 South Palm Avenue, Palatka, fr om 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 15. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Gormans Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Ray S. Brower, Jr. Ray S. Brower, Jr., 92, of Palatka passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and had been a resident of Putnam County for the past 37 years, first in Interlachen and later in Palatka, coming from Ridgefield Park, New Jer sey. He was a professional photographer and served in the United States Army during WWII as a photographer and a military policeman where he guarded German prisoners in Puerto Rico. While living in Interlachen, he was a member of the Lions Club and the VFW Post 10164 of Interlachen. He enjoyed gar dening, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Palatka. His wife, Laura Brower; a sister, Harriett Jager; and a brother, Donnie Brower, preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Betty Brower of Taylors, South Carolina; William and Sharen Brower of Bloomingdale, New Jersey and Larry Brower and his wife, Maureen Liu-Brower of Honolulu, Hawaii; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kathy Brower of Hohenwald, Tennessee; three grandchildren and spouses, Maria and Bill Banning, Jr. of Indio, Califor nia, Theo Brower and his wife, Sushmita Subramanian of San Francisco, California, and Eliot Brower of Olympia, Washington; and three great-grandchildren, Corinne Banning, Bill Banning III, and Erin Banning. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 15, at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, with Pastor John F. Bennett, officiating. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens in Palatka. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Barry Manors Apartment Activities Fund, 1000 Husson Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters funeral home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. PORT ORANGE Violet Canada Violet Mamaw Canada, 84, of Port Orange passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Port Orange following a brief illness. She was born in Zebulon, Kentucky to James and Octavia Charles and moved to Palatka in 1960 coming from Belfry, Kentucky. She relocated to Port Orange in 1995 from Palatka. Along with her husband she owned and operated Canadas Trailer Park in Palatka from 1961-1995. She enjoyed gar dening, playing bingo, cooking and traveling and entertaining friends and family. She was a Baptist by faith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Canada; a daughter, Pat Schultz; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Michael and James Grayson White; great-granddaughter, Kinsley Patricia Michael; and seven brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and George White of Port Orange, and Janice and Mike Tagariello of Hollister; a brother and sisterin-law, Roy and Doris Charles of Villa, Arkansas; a sister, Norma Gartin of Pikeville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and spouses, Leann and Rodney Powers, Bobby Michael, Greg and Christie White, Mickey White, Shawn Michael, Michel and Doug Scott; and Christy and Ricky Casto; 13 great-grandchildren, Cole and Ashley Powers, Brie Michael, Ashton, Haylee, Hannah, Tyler and Gracie White, Taylor and Summer Michael, Kelsey Kehoe, Brendon Chancey and Kyndal Casto; a great-great-grandchild, Kaden Powers and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka on Thursday, August 14. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Friday, August 15, at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle, officiating. In honor and celebration of Violets life a Video Tribute was shown. Burial followed in Oak Hill East Cemetery in Palatka. Memorial gifts may be sent to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Wood Briar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129 or at HOVF.org. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. HASTINGS Carter Grayson Sherwood Master Carter Grayson Sherwood, 22 months old, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home in Hastings. Born in St. Augustine, he was a precious son of Richard, III and Erin Seiler Sher wood. He was a curious and fun little guy who loved jungle animals. In addition to his parents two brothers, Hunter Cole Sher wood and Rylan Gage Sherwood his sister Bayley McKayla Sher wood, his paternal grandparents Richard and Judy Sherwood of St Augustine and maternal grandparents Deborah Seiler and Willie DeLong of Hastings, survive him. Two Aunts and one uncle also survive. A Celebration of Life service was held on Thursday, August. 14 at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Pier Pavaleon, Brothers Philiip Cochran and David Hennessy presided. Arrangements were under the careful care of the Clayton Frank and Biggs Funeral Home, 402 Cypress Ave., Crescent City. Messages of sympathy may be expressed at Biggsfh.com BARDIN Carl Covington Clifton, Sr. Carl Covington Clifton, Sr., 80, of Bardin, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center. A native of Statesville, North Carolina, he resided in Putnam County since 1985 coming from Jacksonville. Carl worked as a roofer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid FSU and Atlanta Braves fan. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Callie Clifton of Bardin; two sons, Coleman Clifton of Palatka and Carl Clifton, Jr. of Bostwick; three daughters, Cindy Salmon and Caren Herr, both of Bostwick and Carla Johnson of Palatka; three brothers, Donald Clifton and Steve Fletcher Clifton, both of Norfolk, Virginia and John Curtis Clifton of Memphis, Tennessee; two sisters, Jeannie Cofer and Roxanna Clifton, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church in Bardin with Pastor Eric Botley officiating. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Carls Book of Memories Page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals. com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. INTERLACHEN Mary Jane Seifert Mary Jane Seifert, 83, of Interlachen, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Kiva of Palatka following an extended illness. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, she moved to Putnam County in 1957 from Mineral Ridge, Ohio. Mary was a licensed practical nurse and had worked at Orlando General (now Florida Hospital) in Orlando and also at Putnam Memorial Hospital in Palatka. Mary was a very devoted and active member of the First Baptist Church of Interlachen where she sang in the choir and was involved in missions work, taking two mission trips to Belgium. She will be remembered as one who was always caring and doing for others. Mary also enjoyed reading in her leisure time. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Lewis H. Seifert, her parents, William C. Goss and Edna Moore Goss, a brother, Jim and a sister, Mildred. She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Bush and husband Allen of Palatka, Peggy Creel and husband Jerry of Orlando, a son, Lewis A. Seifert and wife Susan of Oviedo, six grandchildren, Alyson, Kimberly, ReThrough the years there have been many people with good intentions, In tentions being defined as a con science decision to do things a certain way. So, then, good intentions is do ing something in a positive way This will work well as long as life is good and the horizons are clear. How ever, what happens when, the doctor gives a diagno ses that is not good, or the bos s calls you in to his office and lays you off, or your spouse decides they no longer want to be a part of your life, and this list could go on and on. When these occurrences happen and sometimes they do, our in tentions come under scru tiny Questions begin to be as k ed. What am I going to do with this situation? How am I going to get through this storm? Can my good intentions carry me to the other side of this problem? Where is the solution? Can I continue to lean on my own good intentions? A scripture found in Prov erbs says Guard your heart bec ause the issues of life flow out of it. If our good intentions are based on the sure word of God then that word will take us through any phase of life that comes our way. However if our good intentions are what we have come up with and are based on our thoughts then we have to be the enforcer. If we recognize the sure word of God as our source and base our actions on it then God becomes the enforcer. We do not have to go through the problems of life alone. We have a source that will strengthen us in the midst of chaos. Peter penned these words Bring all your care unto me [God] because I careth for you. Notice the th on the end of care, which means it is an ongoing care that never quits. He will not get you part way through a situation and drop you. The bible says God will never leave you or forsake you but will go with you even to the end of the world. In the 17th chapter of the book of John Jesus begins to pray for us and says in verse three that knowing God is life eternal. He goes on to say that He wants us to have joy even in a world filled with hate. We must not let our current situation change our outlook. If life becomes a challenge and the problem grows beyond our control, dont lose focus. Matthew writes these words Come unto me all you who are labor and heavy laden and I will give you rest. God wants to give us a hand up. So receive Gods care and support today. 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 . ......................... 386-698-2117 301 Cypress A ve. 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 11 1 W. Main St. = Welaka = Welaka United Methodist Church . ............. 386-467-2336 682 3rd A ve. (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 = Satsuma = Hope Lutheran Church . ............................... 386-649-0631 273 CR 309 ELCA W orship 10 am with Pastor Joyce GullifordChurch Happenings Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home386-698-1621 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Friendship Baptist Church . ........................ 386-698-3736 286 Smiley Store Rd Good Intentions Waid HobbsSeniors Pastor Abundant Harvest MinistriesPastors Pen Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 bekah, Destiny, Heather and Michael and eight great-grandchildren. Services celebrating Mary Janes life will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gar dens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in Marys memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 927 S. SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Marys Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOver turffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Charles E. Kruger, Jr. Charles E. Kruger, Jr, 99, of Palatka, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Barkley Place in Ft. Myers following an extended illness. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he resided in Palatka since 1976 coming from Long Island, New York. Charles worked as a bus driver with the New York City Transit department. He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka. He is survived by his son, Edward J. Kruger and his wife Dolores of Ft. Myers and a grandson, Edward J. Kruger, Jr. of Long Island, New York. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Father Amar Nagothu officiating. Burial followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 600 Zeagler Dr., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Mr. Krugers Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOverturffunerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521


A6 Ask about FREE classifieds CALL 698-1644 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. 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. Whether it is making sure every penny is Your Putnam County Commissioner Larry Harvey Find us on Political advertisement paid for and approved by, Larry Harvey, Republican, for Putnam County Commission, District 4 Your Putnam County Commissioner Vote August 26th! School District 2 Summary: Bethany Masters Brunney strongly believes that we have a duty to educate the future leaders of this nation and to help them realize their true potential. Education: She graduated from Palatka High School in 2003, where she was involved heavily with the musical theater, playing in productions of Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun, Arsenic and Old Lace, Honk!, and many others. Masters Brunney transi tioned to Santa Fe College in G ainesville, earning an Associ ate of Arts degree. She attended the University of Florida and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, a nd Community Science, re ceiving a minor in education as well as leadership in nonprofit organizations. She grad uated in 2012 with a Master of Public Health at University of South Floridas College of Public Health. P rofessional Experience: Post-graduation, she began working for the One Room School House as a full-time tutor in Gainesville. She passed the Elementary Education K-6 teaching exam to qualify as a teacher and began seeking continuing education to pursue her dream of working with children. Political Platform: Masters Brunney has known all her life how important it is to give back to the community. Much of that comes from the way she was raised, but it is also a reflection of the values of the people that she have lived and grown with here in Putnam County. She believes that every child has the capacity to learn, provided they have access to patient, passionate instructors and supportive environments, both in the classroom and at home. In each project that she undertakes, Masters Brunney uses the basic philosophy of speaking openly, being kind, and using data to make informed decisions. She hopes to be able to continue these practices in the next chapter of her life, right here at home, in service to the public, and in pursuit of a better future for the children who she considers to be the future leaders of our nation. School District 4Bud McInnisSummary: Bud McInnis has been a lifelong resident of Putnam County and has lived in the Interlachen area for the last 31 years. He has followed the concerns and issues of the school board for as long as his children have attended school. Education: McInnis attended Mellon school in Palatka, Mellon Elementary, Browning-Pearce, Palatka Junior High, and Palatka South High. He graduated in 1973. McInnis received his A.A. degree from St. Johns River Junior in 1975 and continued his studies at the University of Florida. In December 2013, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education from St. Leo University. In January 2014, and obtained Florida educator certication. Professional Experience: He worked 30 years for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier, shop steward, employee trainer, and postal manager. He volunteered in schools for over twenty-four years as his sons, Evan and Jesse, completed their education in the Putnam County. After retiring from the postal service in 2008, he continued volunteering and substituting in the Putnam County. McInnis began teaching sixth grade Math at C.H. Price Middle School in 2013. McInnis has been active in the community and involved in clubs, local organizations, and causes. Political Platform: McInnis made the decision to run for school board as a result of his experiences as a student, parent, volunteer, and teacher in the school system. He believes that his knowledge of customer service, management of a 6.5 million dollar budget, experience with labor contracts and negotiations, and knowledge and love of education will contribute to his effectiveness as a School Board Member. McInnis will work tirelessly to ensure that the Putnam County School District graduates students are prepared for college as well as entry into the workforce. He is a rm believer in quality service to the constituents and will make a sincere commitment to serve Putnam County citizens as a full time School Board Member. BUCKLES FOR PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 DAVID BUCKLES BUCKLES BUCKLES BUCKLES BUCKLES DAVID DAVID Keep! Keep the Momentum... ACCOMPLISHMENTS: GOALS: Committed to Putnam County and our schools!Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Buckles, for Putnam County School Board, District 2. Candidates Corner Candidates running for School Board Districts 1, 2, and 4 All candidate information was collected from the Supervisor of Elections website and is not the opinion of the Putnam County Courier Journal The following candidates have not b een featured due to no profile being available. School District 1 Nikki Cummings: Unopposed School District 2 David Buckles: Incumbent Tommy Morgan School District 4 Kathy Jorgensen: Incumbent Candidates Corner Continued


Do you remember growing up and wanting a pony? I think most parents would agree, the first major purchase one of our kids wants is a pony, or horse, especially little girls. From the time I can remember, I have always loved horses, maybe it was because I grew up watching shows like, Paladine, Raw hide, the Lone Ranger, Bonanza, and yes, Mr. ED, but when my mother took me to see the movie, Black Beauty, on the big screen, it was all over. I would forever want a horse, and this is the reason for this article. So what do you do when one of your kids says, Mommy or Daddy, I want a pony? Well I think I might have the answer for you. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a lady named Angie Wright, and she wanted me to cover a group of young people who were graduating from a six week summer camp, that she and a group of volunteers run every year. This is no ordinary summer camp, so please allow me to tell you the story of this summer camp and the lady who start ed it. T he Roxies Ranch was started by Angie and Floyd Wright shortly after they were married in 2001. While I was interviewing Angie I asked her this question, Why did you start the horse ranch? I expected her to say something like, Well we wanted to make a living and we love horses, but that wasnt the answer I was given, instead I got this for an answer. Well, I met Floyd and within a couple of weeks we were married. I had been traveling around the country; I was a photographer and took pictures of kids at their schools. Im originally from Pennsylvania and after marrying Floyd we decided to get this property in Satsuma, so that I could have a couple of horses. Not long after we moved in, some of the kids in the area started vandalizing our property. Smashing the mailbox, tearing down our fence, stuff like that. I thought about calling the police, but after Floyd and I talked about it, we decided to invite the kids over to our house and teach them about the horses. The vandalizing stopped and the young people were starting to show up more and more. It was at that point Roxies Ranch was born. For the past 13 years Angie and Floyd have hoisted a six-week summer camp. Each year a couple hundred youth apply, We only take 60 kids and by the end of the summer around 40 will have completed the camp. Angie does not charge for this camp, yes, you read that right this is a free camp! Throughout the year Angie teaches kids as young as four years to 18 years old about horses. These young people not only learn about horse safety, but also how to care for a horse. They learn the anatomy of a horse, and how to tie different knots, and then are given a test. Besides summer camp, Angie also teaches young people during the rest of the year, and encourages whole families to work together, es pecially before purchasing a horse. Some people think they want a horse until they realize, the horse cant take care of itself. By coming out and learning what its all about, it helps them to make a better decision on purchas ing a horse, Angie said. N ow this isnt the only thing Angie does for our community. Angie also hosts a Wounded Warrior, PTSD, and Special Kids program, she is also HEPA certified. If youre a Wounded Worrier, suffer from PTSD or have a special needs child, Angie wants you to come out and enjoy yourself. Angie wanted me to express one thing here; The R oxies Ranch is not a babysitting facility nor is it a daycare. We want young people who want to learn about horses, and enjoy riding them, the last thing we want is a child who doesnt want to be here. Okay, so I have to tell you this story about one of my visits to Roxies Ranch. A few days ago my 15 year old daughter says, Dad, dont you need to go to the horse ranch to do more research on your article, in adult language I know that means, Dad, I really want to go ride the horses! Okay, so off we went. Please allow me to share this day with you. Its Saturday afternoon and my daughter and I arrive at the 11-acre, Roxies Ranch. Angie greets us at the main gate and once inside I see some younger children, all whom are very polite. I talked to little Riley and Cameron Clark and Vance Dalanie, while Angie, Deana Jackson and Kelly Clark sad dled Marmalade. All seemed to know a lot about the care of horses, I was impressed to say the least, especially since all but one was under the age of nine. Whenever I do an article on someone or something, theres always one part of an article that changes it to a story, and this is it. I walk over to a picnic table near the round pen, set my camera bag down, and start to change out the lens, and its at this point that I hear a tiny voice say, So whatcha doing? As I look over, I see the cutest little four year old, with blond hair and big baby doll eyes staring at me, and waiting for a reply. Oh, just putting a different lens on my camera, so I can capture you and marmalade in time forever, I said. Oh, thats a long time. Can you take a lot of pictures of me and Marmalade? After assuring her that I would, I decided to ask her some questions. I mean what better inter view can you possibly get than that of a four year old. I asked little four year old, Sydney Sadler, What is the most important thing you have learned about horses? Well, you never want to walk real close behind a horse. she said. Why is that, because you might get kicked? I replied. Not just that, you might get pooped and peed on too. Horses can poop a lot, and you better not be standing there when they pee neither. I about lost it when she s aid that. Before I close I would like to mention again, Roxies Ranch does not charge for what they do. They are always in need of volunteers who want to make this a place that our children can learn new and exciting things. Also, if you would like to donate things like, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, water, juice boxes, horse feed or snacks, they wont refuse it. Instead of going on vacation every year, they take their vacation money and put it into those items. As I sit here remembering the conversations of the little people I interviewed over the past two weeks at Roxies Ranch, the words that came from their mouths do not compare to the words of excitement I saw in their tiny little eyes. It takes me back to a time before video games, and expensive toys, to a time where the Lone Ranger rode up on Silver, where Mr. ED really could talk, and I could ride Black Beauty off into the sunset. Today those shows are long gone, but the excite ment and magic still exist in the hearts of little girls and boys when it comes to horses. Angie has agreed to host one birthday party a month at the Roxies Ranch. I will be starting a birthday club this month and one lucky kid will have the privilege of having his or her birthday party there. I want to thank Angie and Floyd along with all the parents and children I met over the last couple of weeks for allowing me to share in their memories. If you would like to contact Angie for more information her number is (386)244-4154. Thank you for reading my article and be safe.School is starting and the time has come to start sending the kids back to school with their lunch es ready to eat and keep them energized so they can do their best to learn and participate in all of their in-school and after-school activities. Basics First lets talk about all the basic components that their lunches should include to be balanced and healthy. Protein: Of course we all think of ham, turkey and roast beef, maybe even tuna or chicken salad. There are also lots of non-meat/vegetarian/vegan sources of protein that can be used as well. Eggs (not vegan), legumes (beans and peanuts) think Hummus and peanut butter, nuts and nut but ters, cheese both traditional and vegan, and avocados. Protein is essential for building and repair within the body and it is essential, meaning the body cannot produce it or store it. It also helps to maintain the immune system, helps to keep us full, and energized. Most kids need 1 gram of protein for every 2 lbs. of body weight, so a child who weighs 70 lbs. needs 35 gr. of protein per day. Here is a chart of some common foods and their protein con tent. 2 t ablespoons peanut butter (7 grams protein) 1 ounce or two domino-size pieces of ched dar cheese (7 grams p rotein) 1.5 ounces chicken breast (10.5 grams protein) cup broccoli (2 grams protein) Fruits and veggies: This one is very easy. There are just so many options for this category. Most kids love d i pping veggies into dip or even ants on a log (celery smeared with peanut or nut butter and dotted with raisins). There are so many kid friendly options. Applesauce, kid sized fruit packs, pre-sliced apples (you can do this yourself). One each of a fruit and a veggie should be in their lunch as this will help them achieve their 5+ a day and will give them an array of vitamins from A,B complex, C and beyond! Complex Carbohydrates: Carbs are instant quick energy. There is a whole world these days beyond white bread and potato chips! Complex carbs in clude grain products, such as bread, crackers, pasta, and rice. The less refined they are, the better they are for us, that is why whole wheat bread is better for us than white bread. This is no rule that says that we always have to take a sandwich with us for lunch. Sometimes, it is nice to have a change with some black beans and rice! Maybe, a whole wheat pasta salad with some tuna or chicken added. Tortilla wraps and pita bread can also give you a whole different option for sandwich wraps, pita stuffed sandwiches and quesadillas. Just mix and match fillings for a nonstop variety! Miscellaneous: This is where we put all those other items that we can include but dont need to go overboard on. Think cookies, candy, chips, fruit leather, pickles, olives, crackers, jel lo, pudding and any other high sugar or high salt treats. These things are meant to be just that a treat! Not the basis of the meal. If you see that your child starts to return their lunchbox with all the good stuff still in it and all the treats consumed, you may want to leave these things out for a bit to get them back on the right track or maybe substitute healthier options for a while. Putting it All Together: So now you have the basics of what to put in, how do you put it all together, you ask? Well, I have you covered, not to worry! Start with the things you know that your students will like, maybe even leftovers from last nights d inner! Did you make a roast for Sunday dinner? Mondays lunch could be a roast beef wrap in a tortilla with some Swiss cheese, sliced tomato, lettuce (or even fresh spinach), and a drizzle of a favorite salad dressing! If your kids are old enough, you can use short skewers and make kebobs. Use cubes of ham or turkey with cherry tomatoes, c heese cubes and maybe some melon cubes in between, be creative! Kids like to find different things in their lunch boxes. For a different twist on the sandwich try putting any kind of sandwich toppings on a tortilla and roll it up tightly and then slice it as you would a loaf of bread creating pinwheels! They are so cute and they contain familiar flavors for your kids! Another very good replacement in many lunchboxes is hummus. Hummus is a dip made from Chickpeas, Tahini (sesame seeds), olive oil and seasonings. It can be used in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches, as a dip for veggies or as the primary protein source for a vegetarian meal. Here is a simple recipe if youd like to try to make some at home, or you can get it in the deli section of most grocery stores. Try it for yourself! Hummus Ingredients: 2 cups drained wellcooked or canned chickpeas, liquid re served 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste), optional, with some of its oil 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus oil for drizzling 2 cloves garlic, peeled, or to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon ground cumin or paprika, or to taste, plus a sprinkling for garnish Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish Preparation: 1. Put everything except the parsley in a food proces sor and begin to process; add the chickpea liquid or water as needed to allow the machine to produce a smooth puree. 2. Taste and adjust the seasoning (I often find I like to add much more lemon juice). Serve, drizzled with the olive oil and sprinkled with a bit more cumin or paprika and some parsley. I wish you a healthy and successful school year. If there is anything that you would like to see me write about in the coming months please let me know! I would love to hear from you! Until then Stay Healthy! August 20, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Im starting off with something that may seem a bit odd for this column, but is just struck me that it might be of interest to some readers who are not into the details of sports, as I sometime overdo, and that is whats with the City of Cleve land? You know, that working mans city on the shore of Lake Erie. In a state that is considered key in the outcome of presidential elections and the home of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and Browns, all of which struggle along in medi ocrity to the chagrin of sports fans of that town. Now, in a matter if two months, Cleveland has the look of a sports mecca. First came the return of LeBron James, who scooted out of South Beach due to being home sick(yeah, right?), and second, inuenced the signing of the Minne sota Wolves, Kevin Love (maybe the best big man in basketball). Along with All Star, Tyrie Irving who played one year at Duke, these three will bring more than one title to that lovely city by the lake. James and his two cohorts, Dewayne Wade and Bosch, brought two world titles, back to back, to Miami, so we know that a bright future of the Cavs is assured with James and two younger up and coming, proven players on the Cav roster. Then we have the Browns and the signing of Johnny Manziel, erstwhile of the Texas A & M Ag gies and the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner who is slated to play behind a veteran quarterback; but, if you saw him play last weekend in an exhibition game, it is not out of the question that he will soon be the starter. He just did a plain good job, running for a crucial rst down late in the game and throwing accurately; almost as important, he has taken over the Cleveland world of sports, creating excitement about the future of a moribund program. Add to these two major sports teams, the improving baseball Indians, and you have what has to be the sports city of the future. Boston, New York, San Francisco, you name it, have had their moments of glory with the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, the Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Mets and the 49ers and the baseball Giants, but its Clevelands chance now, pure and simple (guess you should add Philadelphia in there with the Phillies, 76ers and Eagles). Who would of thought that Cleveland, Ohio, USA, could be the home of three national champions over the course of the next ve years, maybe sooner? I do recall that in the 50s, the old Cleveland Browns with the incomparable Jim Brown, did win it all and that the Indians claimed a World Series around time, but nothing close to those titles since then. For those of you who watched some of the exhibition games last weekend, Im sure there were some that were blown out by the yellow ags that were thrown due enforcing the new rules set by the NFL. These rules, too numerous for me to describe, are there to protect both defensive and offensive players from those injuries, particularly around the head and neck areas and that is a good thing. The downside to all of this is the various interpretations by the ofcials. There will have to be some kind of standard set both for the benet of the players and the spectators. One thing that came out of the games that I watched was the outstanding play of Greg Bortles for one, of the Jax Jaguars. No question that coach Bradley will have a tough decision about who will be under center when the bell rings. Whats the Score Dudley Sargent Sports Commentary Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES Delicious and Healthy School LunchesFor the Love of Horses Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com Golf at Live Oak In League Scramble play at the Live Oak Golf Club Wednesday, August 13, 10 players, seven men and three woman, were divided into three teams. The winning team, with three players, post ed a low score of 33. M embers of the win ning team were Peggy W illiams, Steve Hink, Bob Stites. The following teams scored a 34 and a 36. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #2 with 10 inches was Bob Stites. Next closest to Hole #2 with 31 inches was Peggy Williams. The 3rd closest to Hole #2 with 52 inches was Jerry Peterson. In League Scramble play at Live Oak Golf Club Friday, August 15, 17 players, 10 men and seven women, were divid ed into five teams. T here were two win ning teams that posted a low score of 30. Members of the first winning t eam with three play ers was Judy Reddick, Ken Thompson, and Bob Stites. Members of the second winning team with four players was Larry McKenzie, Jerry Peterson, Trisha Gilson, and Rosemary Drees sen. The following teams scored a 32, 35, and a 37. Closest to the pin with the 2nd shot on Hole #2 with 0 inches was Trisha Gilson. Second closest with 9 1/2 inches was Bill Miller.


from Board members and volunteers. Full Moon Paddle on Lake Stella will be on September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring some food to share after the paddle. Rain date is the next night, Tuesday, September 9 same time and loca tion. This paddle is for experienced paddlers only. Boat light, whistle, and PFD are mandatory. For more information visit putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com or www.putnamblue waysandtrails.org Darlene Walker, Putnam County Archivist, will be speaking at CYMPLIFY at the Melrose Landing. During this visit, she will discuss the history and culture of Melrose. The event will be on Friday, September 26 and begin at 1:30 p.m. at 307 SR 26 in Melrose. For more information on the event, contact Darlene Walker at (386) 329-0126. For information or directions to the Landing, contact (352) 475-5347. Lunch with the Greats. Mary H. Sayler is an author from Pomona Park who will be reading poetry from several of her books on Wednesday, September 10 at noon. Mary has written over 26 traditional books. Her latest releases are Outside Eden and Living in the Nature. She will be selling and signing her books at the event. Attendees should bring a bagged lunch. The Lee Conlee House, Inc. is currently seeking artwork sub missions for the Annual Survivors Art Show being held Saturday, October 11 through 17, at the Palatka Art League located at 324 River Street.. Submissions must be made by Tuesday, September 30. (Artwork may be accepted after this date at the discretion of the Prevention Coordinator.) Please contact them to discuss the submission of pieces larger than 11 X 13 due to space and ability to transport larger pieces safely. For more information about the Art Show please contact Leah Emberton, Prevention Coordinator at 386-325-4447 or via email at ember tonl@leeconleehouse.org. Artwork submitted will be for display only and will be returned to the artist after the show. St. Johns River State College will hold a free youth softball clinic on Saturday, August 30 Girls between the ages of 7 13 are welcome to attend. The clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. 12 p.m. on the SJR State softball eld located on the Palatka campus, 5001 St. Johns Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m. An event T-shirt and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure space and T-shirt size availability. Fire and Ice establishes a new twist on the Barberville Pioneer Settlements Annual Open House. This combination Chili Cook Off and Ice Cream Churn Off is billed as the coolest hottest event ever and for just $3.00 per person the public is invited 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. 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! 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 no t t o participate! Contact Cheryl Lynch 386-328-3293, or email: clynch@sbdu.unf.edu 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 cal l 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 the u pcoming 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 es t pida, 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 cua lquiera 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 you r 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 e g istration 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 e a ms, 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 r o m the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Center. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-467-8731 o r m cphaul@aol.com. 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 m a il 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.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. The movie will be shown indoors and snacks will be given out to those who attend (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 Humane Society of Northeast Florida is having their Dancing for Dogs at their thrift store in Palatka on Saturday, September 25 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be live music, food, door prizes and more. Tickets available at the Thrift Store or PALATKA KIWANIS CLUB Thurs. 11:45 a.m. Lunch Sleep Inn & Suites SR19 & Hwy 100 Palatka PALATKA NEW VISION LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues. Noon Beef OBradys on the River PalatkaP oO M onaONA P aA R kK N eiEI GH boBO RH ooOO D W atcATC H 2nd T hurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALATKA LIONS PUTNA MM CO UNTY S HRHR INE CLUB & Hamburgers PUTNA MM CO UNTY TEA PA RR TY American Legion off Crill Ave. SC HH OOL A DD VISO RR Y COU NCIL 1st Tues. 2 p.m. S evilleEVI LLE VI A MeetinME ETIN G (Vil lage Improvement Association) SOUT HH PUTN A MM WO MM AN S CLUB Culver Room Crescent City Public Library ST. JO HH N CAT HH OLI C C HH U RR C HH CA RDRD PA RR TY Hwy 20 Interlachen SUN DD AY DD INNE RR Bass Capital Shrine Club T HH E HH EA RR T OF PU TNA MM COAL ITION Palatka Christian Service Center US COAST GG UA RDRD AU XILIA RR Y MM EETI N GG homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall SR 100 & Palm Ave Palatka US VETE RR ANS P OST 104 Mon. One Pot Meal Wed. All Day Free Pool State Rd 19 Palatka VFW POST 3349 Selling Sandwiches Wed. 1 p.m. Veterans Rd Tbl INTE RR LAC HH EN BA BE RR UT HH LEA GG UE MM EET IN GG S Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPE RR S OF PUT NA MM CO UNTY Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie Beekeepersofputnamcounty.orgC RR ESCENT CITY YAC HH T CLU B ALCO HH OLICS ANONY MM OU S C elebELEB R ationATI ON GG R oupOU P Sat. 4 p .m. Howe Memorial Methodist Church A DDDD ICTI ON COUNSELIN GG Nar conon would like to remind families that the use of addicting protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screen Dr u gAbuseSolution.com. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals ASSISTANCE FO RR FL O RR I DD A S E RR VIC ES Tues. 10 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church CELEB RR ATE RR ECO VE RR Y Dunns Creek Baptist Church C RR ESCENT CITY TOPSTues. 9 a.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church LEE CONLEE HH OUS E Victim Advocate in Crescent City QUIVANNO P RR OBI OTICS WO RR KS HH OP Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic SENIO RR F RR IEN DD S CEN TE RR Mon 11 a.m. Yoga Tues. 9:15 a.m. Line Dance Wed. 1 p.m. Game Day Butler Bldg Conf. Room Putnam Community Medical Center ST RR OKE S U RR VIV O RR S OF P ALATKA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes TAI C HH I CLAS S Georgetown Community Center T HH E E DGDG A RR JO HH NSO N SENIO RR CENT E RR Tue s. 10 a.m. Seniors vs Crime TOPS FLO RR I DD A #43 5 Welaka Tues. 9 a.m. First Baptist Church of Welaka VIOLENCE INTE RR VEN TION & P RR EVE NTION P RR O GRGR A MM Put nam County Health Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline A LA DD IES A RR OUN DD T HH E LAK E MM EETI N GG Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center A MM E RR ICAN LE GG ION P OST 45Sat. All you can eat breakfast CO MMMM UNITY T HRHR IFT S HH OP Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist ChurchCrescent City HH U MM ANE SOCIETY OF NO RR T HH EAST FLO RR I DD A Closed Sun. & Mon. 112 Norma St. Hollister Humane Society Thrift Store Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Closed Sunday MM T. CA RMRM EL CO MMMM UNI TY RR ESO U RR CE CE NTE RR IN C.Mon. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. PALATKA C HRHR IST IAN SE RR VICE CENTE RR SECON DD TI MM E A RR OUN DD S HH OP Community United Methodist Church Lake Como SOUT HH PUTN A MM C HRHR IST IAN SE RR VIC E CENTE RR 219 N. Summit St. T HRHR IFT STO RR E 4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue Downtown Crescent CityPUTNA MM CO UNTY HH O MM E CO MM MM UNITY E DD UCA TO RR S ( HH CE)2nd Wed. Agriculture BuildingCall Mary Ellen Clifton SOUT HH PUTNA MMM M E DD IC AL MM ISS ION Free Medical Care for ALCO HH OLI CS ANONY MM OU S Church of the Holy Comforter ALCO HH OLI CS ANONY MM OU S A NEW LIFE GRGR OUP Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO HH OLI CS ANONY MM OU S LIBE RR TY GRGR OUP First Presbyterian Church ALCO HH OLI CS ANONY MM OU S CELEB RR ATI ON GRGR OUP T hur. noon Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO HH OLI CS ANONY MM OU S Highland Ave. Lake Como HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSA MM E RR ICAN LE GG ION P OST 293 Dinner AZALEA CITY C RR UIS E RR SEvery 4th Sat. 5 p.m. Woodys BBQ State Rd 19 Palatka B assASS C apitalAPI TAL VF W P ostOST 1017 7 Crescent City Womans Club BOY SCOUTS T RR OOP # 42 CUB SCOUTS PACK 42 VENTU RR E C RR EW SC OUTIN GG 42 (only when school is in session) Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City C RR EATE! A RR TIS TS GG UIL DD OF NO RR T HH FLO RR I DD A Larimer Art Center C RR ESCENT CITY MM OOSE LO DGDG E Spaghetti Dinner Public Invited F RR ATE RR NAL O RDRD E RR OF EA GG LES INTE RR LA C HH EN W eekdays 4 p.m. Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers State Rd 20 Interlachen F RR ATE RR NAL O RDRD E RR OF EA GG LES 4355 Tues. & Wed. 1 p.m. Pinochle Wed. 5 p.m. Tacos FR uitlanUIT LAN D P eninsulaENI NSULAHisto HISTO R icalICAL S ocietyOCI ETY GG I RR L SC OUTS St. John the Baptist Catholic Church HH IST O RR IC CE NT RR AL AC A DD E MM Y Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTE RR LA C HH EN LIONS CLUB 202 Prospect Ave Interlachen PALATKA A MM ATEU RR RR A DD IO C LUB Palatka Library PALATKA DD UPL ICATE B RR I DGDG E CLU B Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch C RR ESC ENT CITY DD UPL ICATE B RR I DGDG E CLU B Lessons Available SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION to be the judges. $5.00 to enter the contest and admission is FREE! This one of a kind event promises to be both a pallet pleaser and a crowd pleaser offering the opportunity for participation in a free Non-Prot Expo and a Community Yard Sale for only $5 per space. Being held in conjunction with the Settlements monthly First Saturday Jam on Saturday, September 6 Also take advantage of FREE Music Lessons. There will be Hit & Miss Engines, Antique Tractors and Blacksmiths on the grounds. For more information visit www.pioneersettlement.org events@pio neersettlement.org or call 386-749-2959. The rst weekend of November, Florida History and Folk Cul ture come ALIVE as the Barberville Pioneer Settlement presents the 38th Annual Fall Country Jamboree This is one of the best-known and longest-lived heritage festivals in Florida, fea turing; Historical Demonstrators, Five Music Stages and Hun dreds of Musicians, Antique Tractors & Engines, Antique Alley, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Juried Arts & Craft Show, Childrens Activities, Florida Cracker Style Foods and more. November 1 & 2, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admis sion: $8 Adults, $5 Children 6 to 12. Under 6 free. Members are always free. For more information visit www.pioneersettlement. org email: events@pioneersettlement.org or call 386-749-2959.


August 20, 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 DoneNO NO to garbage tax increase! to impact fees! Candidates Corner Candidates running for Palatka City Commissioner Group 2 All candidate information was collected from the Supervisor of Elections website and is not the opinion of the Putnam County Courier Journal Allegra KitchensEducation: Allegra Kitchens is a lifelong Palatka resident born in Mary Lawson Hospital. She attended Camp bell Elementary School, Mellon Junior High School, and graduated from Palatka Senior High School and was awarded an Associate of Arts Degree from St. Johns River Junior College. Professional Experience: Kitchens worked 36 years for the Putnam County Property Appraisers Office 1969-2005, and as a secretary for Clint Snyder Appraisals 19862006. She worked as a clerk at Anthonys Photo-Palatka Mall 1983-1986 and as a personal assistant to Clyde Middleton Sr. Middleton Shopping Center-1977-1985. She was a Palatka area correspondent for the Putnam C ounty Courier Journal from 1995 -2002 and was a feature article writer for the Welcome magazine 1995-2006. Kitchens also served on Board of Directors: Palatka Riverboat, Inc., Pride of Palatka, Inc., and the Conlee Mural Committee. As well as on various City of Palatka boards including Palatka Codes Enforcement Board 1998-2005, City of Palatka Better Place Plan Oversight Committee, and the Citizens Advisory Task Force-Community Develop ment Block Grant(CATF-CDBG) Committee Kitchens received the 21st Century Achiever Award from the Palatka City Commission in 2004 and was listed in International Whos Who of Professional and Business Women in 2000 and in 2001. She also received a Certificate of Appreciation-Womans Club of Palatka, Inc. March 2011.Justin Campbell Education: Justin Campbell is a gradu ate of The Florida State U niversity; where he obtained a dual degree in Criminal Justice and International Affairs. Political Platform: Campbell was born and raised in the Palatka. He has always recog nized the importance of a h ard-work ethic, help ing others, giving back to the community, and most importantly being a positive presence in the lives of our youth. Campbell is dedicated to making a difference in his community. He is an individual that believes that there are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them; he has chosen the latter. After he returned to Palatka he realized that it was time for him to renew the city. He under stands the importance of getting the people to recommit to the betterment of the people and the beautification of the city itself. Professional Experi ence: Campbell is the CEO of Campbell Consulting Group, Founder of Each One Teach One Mentorship Program, and he currently holds the position of Personal Injury Claims Manag er. Additionally, Campbell sits on the City of Palatka Planning Board and City of Palatka Police Athletic League (PAL). Roberta CorreaSummary: Roberta Correa is proud to be a Palatka resident and wants to see the city continue to be a great place to live, w ork and enjoy life. Home: Correa is married with four children, and four grandchildren. E ducation: Correa attended Rhode Island College major ing in Special Education and H istory. Professional Experience: Cor rea is a retired Public Administrator with over 27 years of experience and is currently an Antiques Dealer and Licensed Realtor. She has written articles published about Palatka in This Old House Magazine online and the Florida Trust for Historic Places newsletter. She has submitted applica tions for grants resulting in awarded funds and is knowledgeable about Florida CRA s tatues and requirements. Correa has written several TIF grant programs that resulted in ongoing neighborhood revital ization efforts and has restored several historic properties Correa is a community volunteer with several organizations such as the Chair of Palatka Historic Preservation Board, Main Street Board member, Palatka Rotary Sunrise member, Downtown Palatka Inc., m ember, Womans Club of Palatka past secretary and current member, South History, Neighborhood Association m ember and past president, Putnam County Certified Master Gardener, National Endow ment for the Arts Grant Committee member, Putnam County Historical Society Board Member, Conlee-Snyder Mural Committee member, Create!The Artists Guild board member, Palatka Art League member, Putnam Blueways and Trails member. Robin L. Cadle is also running for Palatka City Commissioner Group 2, but a profile was not available. There is also a correction from last week which incorrectly stated some of Jane Crawfords memberships as Shirley Diaz-Basels. NEW VOTING LOCATION IN CRESCENT CITY e Putnam County Supervisor of Elections is opening a Crescent City O ce to serve the voters of South Putnam County. e Crescent City O ce will be at the South Putnam Government Complex located at 115 N. Summit Street in Crescent City. For additional information please call


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