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A six month long in vestigation by the Putnam County Sher iffs Ofce (PCSO) helped to uncover a drug trafcking oper ation that lead from Mexico and into Texas with a Crescent City address, believed to be its nal destination. Nine pounds of Mex ican crystal metham phetamine, referred to as Mexican Ice due to it high quality, with an estimated street value of seven to eight hun dred thousand dollars, was tracked and seized in Lake City on its way to Putnam County. The believed delivery point was 601 Oakwood Street in Crescent City, with a possible second ary drop point located at 266 Old Highway 17, Pomona Park. Luis Acosta, 34 of Crescent City; Juan Espinoza, 33, of Cres cent City; and Enrique Munoz, 41 of Del Rio Texas were arrested over a two week period. Acosta and Espinoza, according to court doc uments, were partici pants in a conspiracy to acquire and distrib ute methamphetamine across state lines. All three men are facing life in prison. The investigation, code named Oper ation Glass House started with local PCSO detectives in vestigating and moni toring suspected local drug activity, which lead to two back-toback search warrants in connection with the two Putnam County addresses. Lead PCSO investigator Mike Kel ly, assigned to the DEA task force, uncovered the trafcking oper ation with the help of wire-tapping and video surveillance on Acosta and Espinoza. The investigation then evolved into a joint operation between the PCSO, The Drug Enforcement Admin istration (DEA) and The U.S. Attorneys of ce, which ultimately stopped nine pounds of crystal meth from hitting Putnam Coun ty streets. We will capture you and put you in jail said Sheriff Jeff Har dy in reference to drug dealers setting up op erations in Putnam County.The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) is cur rently seeking volunteer Reading Pals in Putnam County. Reading Pals ar e vol unteers that read to small gr oups of chil dren in local child care centers and VPK classrooms. Reading Pals typical ly visit their assigned center once per week and r ead to children for approximately one hour. These volunteers can read alone or partner up with a friend or spouse. Several local civic clubs have also teamed up in the past to adopt a center to read to and ELC encourages other clubs to do the same. We are so grateful for our volunteers, said Joan Whitson, ELCs Early Literacy Coordinator. The staff has told me the childr en look forward to greet ing their readers and go right up to them when they arrive. Studies have shown that the most rapid period of brain gr owth occurs before kinder garten. Reading on-onone to childr en sets the groundwork for their future ability to read and learn. Inside Birding Presentation Serving Satsuma Pomona Park Lake Como Crescent City Seville Pierson Welaka Fruitland Georgetown East Palatka Palatka Interlachen Melrose San Mateo since 1898Relay for Life, Shooting for a Cure, will be on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. at the Cheyenne Saloon in East Palatka. There is a $5 entry fee and prizes for rst, second, and third place. Come out, have fun, and show your support to ght cancer. On Thursday, September 11 Putnam County Emer gency Services will have remembrances and services. The day is recognized as Patriot Day and National Day of Service. Flags will be own at half-staff. At 8:46 a.m. there will be a moment of silence recognized. Wherever you may nd yourself at the time, please remember the innocent lives that were forever changed this time of the day on September 11, 2001, the time the rst tower was struck by the terrorists. At 9:45 a.m. there will be a Remembrance Ceremony held at the Putnam County governmental Complex at 2509 Crill Ave. At 6:30 p.m., the general public and emergency responders are invit ed to Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church located at 4909 St. Johns Avenue, for Putnam County Patriot Day and National Day of Service to honor our local heroes. This includes all Dispatchers, Medical and Fire personnel, all Law Enforcement agencies and hospital emergency room personnel. All stations and agencies are invited to attend. Uniforms are appropriate but not required. This service is to recognize a valuable service to the community. There will be guest speakers, recognition of local heroes and a small slide show of in action photos. Bring the family and enjoy the evening. For more infor mation please call Captain Paul Flateau, at 386-9374176 or email paul.ateau@putnam-.com.Special to theCourier Journal Church...................A5 Community............A3Crossword................B4Faces & Places......B1 Opinion..................A2Public Notices.B4-B5 Way Back When....A4 PCEC Annual Meeting The following is a list of lane and road closures under way by FDOT that may impact trafc. State Road 207, Daytime lane closure for milling and nighttime lane closures for paving Monday through Friday from just west of Cracker Swamp Road to the St. Johns County line. US 17, east of the Memorial Bridge, Daytime westbound lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from Ferry Road to Brunner Lane for driveway and sidewalk construction for a new McDonalds restaurant. Patriot and National Service Day Photo by Mike Jones 601 Oakwood Street in Crescent City was believed to be the drop off for nine pounds of crystal meth. Shooting for a Cure The Putnam County Environmental Councils Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m., at Hammock Hall, 429 Kirby St., Palatka. Come to socialize and help celebrate highlights from the past year. Cold drinks will provided and dishes to share are welcome. Members will vote on candidates for the board of directors. PCEC is a not-for-prot organization. Meet ings are open to the public. Lane and Road ClosuresCarol Foil will give a presentation of birds you might encounter while in Putnam County at the Edgar Johnson Senior Center on Monday, September 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Carol is an avid and excellent birder and volunteers for the Audubon Society in the annual bird counts. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. For more information visit www.putnambluewaysandtrails. org or email: putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com. Putnam County Rotary holds Smokin Fund raiser Photos by Kirk Collier Putnam Countys Favorite Weekly Community Newspaper Quilting Class Returns The Putnam County Headquarters Library welcomes local quilter and instructor, Janelle Bruce and the rest of their quilters after summer. The class returns on Monday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m. and continues un til 3 p.m. each Monday thereafter. If you are interested in becoming a quilter, please feel free to stop in and see what they are doing. If you are involved in Home Schooling, this is the perfect class to use for a home ex tra credit. Speak with Ms. Bruce after class to see what the class can offer for your school year. True beginning quilters will find this class easy to start with and learn as you go. For more information, please call Darlene Walker at 386-329-0126. The Headquarters Library is located at 601 College Road in Palatka. YOUR ADDRESS HERE!Subscribe Today Only $24 a Year! Travis PealAn update and heartwarming message from his family.Page B1 Robbers hit Bank of America Again!For the second time in two months the Crescent City Bank of America was robbed.Page A6 Only 50 PAL Boxers Come Home Champs Page B3 (2 sections) Crescent City, FL Putnam County Sher iffs Office Police Athlet ic League Boxing Club brings home champi onships. PAL Boxers Come Home Champs Page B3 (2 sections) (2 sections) (2 sections) (2 sections) Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Crescent City, FL Putnam County Sher iffs Office Police Athlet ic League Boxing Club brings home champi onships. Photos by Kirk Collier Photos by Kirk Collier Photos by Kirk Collier Photos by Kirk Collier On Friday, September 5 members of the Crescent City Rotary Club cooked and sold ribs at the Crescent City Winn-Dixie as part of a fund-raiser for Middleton-Burney Elementary School. The money will be used to buy playground equipment, with the Rotary Club matching the schools rib ticket sales. said Jim Roach, director of the Districts Student Services department. According to Ray Singleton, Crescent City Rotary Clubs President, approximately $2,500 was raised towards the total goal of $37,300 needed by the end of this month to purchase the playground equipment. We are about $3,500 away from hitting our over-all goal, said Singleton. For more information on how you can help contact Ray Singleton at 386-5300595. Mike Jones Staff Writer Photos special to the Courier Journal Palatka Reading Pal volunteer Pat Harder and special guest Dora the Explorer enjoy their weekly reading at Green Gables Preschool, in Palatka. Reading Pals Needed in PutnamMike Jones Staff Writer Over $700,000 in Crystal Meth Seized


National Preparedness Month During National Preparedness Month we ask you, your family, community, school and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around Septem ber 30. We recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Prepared ness Month, September 1-30. F or information on preparedness go to http://www.ready.gov/september or for our Span ish speaking friends the link is http://www.ready.gov/es/septiembre. There you will find s tep by step information on how to make a plan to rejoin with your family should you be separated in a disaster, what supplies you will need to have on hand, shelter information, and even information about how to best care for your pets in an emergency situation. Please go to the links and see what you need to do to Be Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Proclamations declaring September to be recognized as the first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month were made by the President and the Senate in 2010. More than 23 million children and teenagers (thats 1 in 3) in the U.S. are obese or over weight. That puts nearly one third of Americas children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, h igh blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke conditions usually associated with adulthood. Healthy lifestyles-being physically active, eating sensibly and avoiding tobacco useele ments of our everyday lives, means promoting those healthy lifestyles in our communities. T he good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage your family to make healthy changes together. at the park. ing video games) to two hours or less a day. For more information, visit http://www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org/index.html National Honey Month September is National Honey Month and its purpose is to promote US beekeeping, the bee keeping industry and honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener. The awareness month w as initiated by The National Honey Board in 1989. September is significant for honey producers as it is the month that marks the end of the honey collection season for many beekeepers in the United States. To make one pound of honey, a honeybee needs to tap two million flowers. No wonder theyre called worker bees. Honey has been around since before the dawn of humanity, and weve been relying on it to sweeten our food and drink since we caught on. Some of the According to the National Honey Board, without honeybees, thered be no almonds. Al monds depend 100% on honeybee pollination. Apples, avocados, blueberries, cherries, c ranberries and sunflowers are 90% dependent on honeybees too. Not to mention, most fruits and vegetables are pollinated this way. Check out all the sweet facts at http://www. honey.com/ 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, October 14, 6:30 p.m.Code Enforcement Meeting, Tuesday, October 14, 5 p.m.Zoning Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 14, 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 22, 5 p.m.Beautification Committee Meeting, October 7, 3 p.m.Town Hall Council Chambers 1775 US Hwy 17 S.TownClerk@PomonaPark.com 386-649-4902 www.PomonaPark.comPutnam County Board of County CommissionersSeptember 23, 9 a.m. Regular MeetingMeets second and fourth Tuesday in the Commission chambers, 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 100, Palatka. 386-329-0205. www.putnam-fl.com/bocc/Putnam County School Board September 16, 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. www.putnamschools.org 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 ofcer pulls up and ask you what youre doing, the ofcer says, I need to see some ID. Stop right there! What are your rights, and what should you do? 1. N ever get an attitude. An attitude will land your butt in jail. Always be polite. Chances are, someone has called the police, and they are there to make sure things are on the up and up. 2. W hen the ofcer says, What are you doing, or I need to see some ID? You simply re spond, I do not answer questions. Do you suspect me of committing a crime? IF the o fcer says no then you ask politely, Am I being detained? Am I free to go? Now the ofcer has to make the call. If he knows the Second Amendment he will let you go, if not his next response will be something like, I need to nd out if youre a convicted felon and who you are? Heres where we have a problem. It is my own personal opinion that the average police of cer does not know the Bill of Rights, now its your time to educate this ofcer on the Second A mendment, or politely put this bully in his or her place. As a natural born citizen of the United States of America you have the right to walk around with a gun, and I dont give a rats patootie what you anti-gun lovers say. The Second Amendment is probably the most debated Amendments of all Amendments. The second Amendment reads as follows, A well Regulated Militia, being necessary to the Security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. in their face. The Second Amendment was not written by our founding father for the pur pose of hunting, it was written so that we can have equal re power to the government, in c ase a tyrant or another country tried to take us over, we could ght back for our freedom, period! Ask any scholar, and most will agree that each and every word of the Second Amendment was carefully placed in each sentence. There were no words put into the Second Amend do wn. you know that all states are supposed to have a, Well Regulated Militia? Our founding fathers knew that someday a leader from another country or a tyrant might try to over and Madison talked about keeping themselves protected from tyranny. group or groups of volunteer citizens, that keep our government in check, almost like our volunteer reghters. clare martial law in New Orleans, in a time when people needed to protect themselves most were clear, Take all guns and ammo, all resistance will be met with force. In other words, if you refused, they would beat the tar out of you and if you resisted too much, they were allowed to shoot you.The Second Amendment Through a Childs EyesThats the day the buildings fell.Rorie Butler Third Grade Mr. WatsonA lot of important people died.Abilene Agreda Third Grade Ms. Parker Why is it important for the U.S. to celebrate September 11? That was the day when the towers were destroyed. We celebrate to remem ber.Steven Najera Third Grade Ms. Hancock It is important because people were fighting for our country.Angel Vargas Third Grade Mrs. Shull Students at MiddletonBurney Elementary School, in Crescent City, were asked the following question by teacher, Tasha Newbold: Eyes Eyes The Putnam County Courier Journal 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 or E-mail to letters@cjnewsfl.com. 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.Dear Editor: If you just want to have fun, go to 3 Bananas, finer view anywhere than from their porch, and Wednesdays Trivia Night is upbeat, challeng ing and fun, even for the newbies. Watch out, t hough, there are some old pros with very sharp wits about them. There is a special some nights, but really, the fun thing for me to get is the old Florida fried seafood. We particularly enjoy the shrimp and oysters, and the Jumpin Catfish is good in a sandwich or as an entre with sides. There is a full bar and lots of different beers. Stacey has started making very popular cupcakes, and re cently made a killer pecan cake, which quickly d isappeared! A family owned business by Jerry Madrik, whose son Mike, and daughter, Pam Calder share in running the business. Pam is a great supporter of community events and has made 3 Bananas a centerpiece of several local events. The restaurant also has an upstairs room and a tiki bar out on the dock that can be reserved for special events. Dont be put off by the number of cars or mo torcycles. There is plenty of room inside and o ut. 3 Bananas is at the eastern foot of Central Avenue. They are open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and they are closed on Tuesday. Enjoy! Patricia Maden Crescent CityDining Out in South Putnam Dear Editor: The South Putnam Christian Service Center located in Crescent City will hold its annual Methodist Churchs Fellowship Hall. This years dinner features chicken cordon bleu, complete with side dishes, beverage, and dessert. First Presbyterian Church and Howe Memorial United Methodist Church, both located in Crescent City, are partnered with the SPCSC to host this worthy cause which benefits the ministries of the Center. Dinner tickets are an $8 donation and must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, There is a need for art, crafts, and quality items for the silent auction. If you would like to purchase dinner tickets or have something to donate for the silent Those donating to the silent auction will receive recognition in the local newspapers. Please come and help your less fortunate neighbors by supporting the Center. This will be an evening of good food, good fellowship, and a chance to make a donation to the Center and receive a tangible, possibly unique, item. Kitty Miller Crescent CityFundraiser for the South Putnam Christian Center Dear Editor: On behalf of Howe Memorial United Methodist Church, please allow us the privilege of recognizing and thanking your reporter, Travis Roberts, for outstanding help he provided our church weekend before last. Travis volunteered his time and efforts to help the Church with a two-day ribs sale at Winn-Dixie. We held our sale on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30. Travis was present and ready to start grilling each day, and stayed until we closed up were cooked and sold, along with fresh ears of corn. Travis is always the very first to step up and volunteer for these rib sales, and without his leadership and guidance, I doubt the fund-raising proceeds realized by each group hes helped would undoubtedly been far less. Travis cares about his community, and it shows! $1200.00 was collected during the two-day sale, and that money will help finish several projects at the Church, as well as begin a fund for a new roof for the Sanctuary. Sincerely and with great gratitude, Martha Cowan, Chair Board of Trustees Howe Memorial UMC A Thank You to Travis Roberts


Farewell Party Friends and fami ly gathered at the M oose Lodge to say goodbye to long time resident and friend, Hoyt Roberts. Rob erts is a member of t he Rhodes Band who plays and sings around the area. They perform each Friday at Pomona Park Com munity Center for t he Friday Friends program, as well as Georgetown and oth er areas. He will be m issed. Roberts will be moving to Mel bourne.Welcome Back Father Jim May was welcomed back to St. John the Bap tist Catholic Church o n Saturday, August 30, after Mass, with a birthday party and welcome home party all rolled into one. He had been semi-re tirement for three y ears, but found he missed people and the activities of the church. He was wel comed back by about 1 00 parishioners and guests. Members of his fam ily were there, his n ephew Bob; sisterin-law, Peggy May; and sister and broth er-in-law Barbara and D ave Eichenberg from Flagler. Dave gave a little history and funny stories a bout Father Jims past. There was lots of good food and an accordion player was added to the enter taining evening. Wel come home Father Ji m. New Friends Robert and Mary ann Anderson have r ecently become full time residents. They retired from Jackson ville to Mount Royal. T hey have two chil dren and six grand children. Mary Anns mo ther is Willanelle Wilcox who is 95 and doing great. Many loved her dad, the late Dr. Wilcox. The couple joined the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park and is getting involved in the neighborhood. We welcome you! Coffee Klatch Everyone is invit ed to a Coffee Klatch a t the Crescent City Womens Club on 604 North Summit Street in Crescent City from 9 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 25. Plans are to have this gathering on the 3rd Thursday of every month. There will be baked goods, coffee, tea and friendship. Please come. Liz Korba says mark your calendars and there is not a craft workshop as we stat ed in our last column. G oat Herders Two of John Foti dias goats escaped f rom their pen and were eating plants on my porch and yard. You should have seen Johns mom, Susan and neighbor, Elaine Edwards and myself chasing them with y swatters, broom sticks, and squeegees ba ck to their home. What a picture that would have made!Happy 80thA weekend birthday party lasting three days helped U.S. Navy retired William Reyn olds of Pomona Park c elebrate his 80th birthday. Friday there was a party at his son, Ricks, home in Jack sonville. Reynolds d aughters, Helen and Phil Sullivan from Jacksonville and Lau ra Fox and her daugh ter Emily from Penn sylvania joined them. R eynolds constant companion for over eight years, Joann May, had a cookout with the same crew, plus many more friends on Saturday. On Sunday, he went on a day cruise on Victory out of Jack sonville with music, f un, and dancing. Reynolds retired from the Navy in 1979 as a Senior Chief Avi ation Electrician. He l ived many places during his time in the service. From Iran, Scotland, Newfound land, Key West, and m any other places. He is very happy to be retired in Florida. Thank you for your service to our coun try. H ome of the Month The home of Keith Wall at 105 North Prospect Street in Crescent City was nominated as home of the month by the Community Redevel opment Agency. Wall i s a teacher at Miller Intermediate School. He enjoys his job and loved the area. Congratulations your home is charming. Note from a Friend Long time friend, Jack Edmunds, who moved to Pinellas Park seven years ago to live near his son, Mark, wrote me a note. Edmunds is do ing great and living i n an over 55 devel opment called Main lands located about o ne and a half miles from Mark. Edmunds is active in the local American Legion Post and as a World War II Veteran the post is ying he and his son to Wash ington D.C. to vis it the war memorial t here. He said he did not contribute greatly to the victory, but it is an honor to represent the three high school classmates that did not survive the war. Keeping busy seems to help Jack stay young. Mark and two friends, Brian and Jim, have a band called Just Us. The band plays all kinds of music and they en tertain veterans, fra ternal organizations, an d private parties. He is an old time Big Band guitarist, so he often plays with the group. The Just Us band are doing a spe cial gig in October call Cowboy County and will be dressed to rep resent the cast of Bo nanza. Edmunds will b e Loren Green, Mark will be Hoss, and Jim will be Adam, Brian, and Joe. They are having fun getting the costumes togeth er. Guests will dress r odeo style with lots of line dancing. Edmunds misses his Putnam County friends, but says he has made many new ones. He sends his best to all the folks up here. Thanks for writing, Jack!Potato Salad ContestNew Director of Christian Education at Middleburg Unit ed Methodist Church, J ack Keefe and his wife Carolyn, gave an appreciation dinner for their kitchen staff and Jim Kwaak, who is retiring. During the dinner Keefe held a potato salad contest. Diane Geiger was shocked when she saw Keefe holding up her dish as the winner. She has been making her good ole Southern Al abama recipe since s he was 15 and this time tried a secret in gredient given to her by a f riend. It would have won without it. She has been asked for years to bring her potato salad to cov ered dish dinners. Un ited Way Dinner A United Way dinner took place at the Best Western Inn in East Palatka. The event was catered by Gold en Corral. The South P utnam Christian Service Center applies for and receives mon ey from the United W ay of Putnam Coun ty. Fa mily Visits Dr. Alan and Ter ri Gommel had visi tors in August. Their d aughter, Mandi and her husband, Patrick Erzinger visited with their sons, Gabe and Jack. They took them to see the blue man group at Universal, as well as visiting St. Augustine and the Potters Wax Museum. They especially en joyed eating at Three B ananas. Pomona Park The Pomona Park Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Thurs day, September 11 at 5 :30 p.m., with a cov ered dish dinner and t he program will be done by the Putnam County Works Direc tor, Don Jacobovitz. S enior Friday on Fri day, September 12. w ill be held at the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park at 10 a.m. instead of the Pomona Park Community Center. From left to right: Kitty Miller, Lisa Miller, Priscilla DeChaine, and Jarret Brunny attended the United Way dinner at Best Western. COMMUNITYParties, Coffee, and Words from Friends September 10 A3 Beth Carter 386-698-1644community.pccj@gmail.comHoyt Roberts farewell party. Seated: Hoyt Roberts and Dorothy Holden. 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Air Force Reserve Air man 1st Class Cody R. C ollier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Anto nio-Lackland, San Anto nio, Texas. T he airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military dis cipline and studies, Air F orce core values, phys ical fitness, and basic w arfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an as sociate in applied sci ence degree through the C ommunity College of the Air Force. Collier is the son of Donna Cressman of Interlachen, and of Ste ven Mills of Palatka; a nd he is the grand son of Margie and R ichard Cressman of Interlachen. A4 OUR TO WN Roddy Scheer Doug Moss E The Environmental Magazine Way Back When... 25 years agoSeptember 10, 1964 Hundreds Gather at Lake Stella for Labor Day Festivities Hundreds of persons flocked to the Lake Stella recreation are on Monday to enjoy the festivities at the Labor Day celebration sponsored by the Rotary Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 50 years ago Years Ago...September 15, 1939 Thanksgiving in Florida is set November 30th Governor Cone will not follow change proposed by Roosevelt. When President Roosevelt recently suggested moving the holiday up a week the governor said he had not decided what day he would designate in Florida. He sent a tele gram today saying, It is my intention to proclaim Thanksgiving Day the last Thursday of November as has been the custom in Florida for many years. 75 years ago 10 years agoSeptember 8, 2004 Frances was Furious Thanks to power outages throughout south Putnam, there were long lines on Union Avenue as local residents drove to Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School to acquire food, water, and/ or ice. The high school was named a mobile feeding distribution station.5 years agoSeptember 9. 2009 Rotary Honors Haire District Rotary Governer David Faraldo and Crescent City Rotary Club president Patrick Kennedy and present Rotarian Kelvin Haire with the Service Above Self award. Kennedy explained that when he asked the club who would best be suited for the award, there was no question that Haire deserved the honor. September 6, 1989 Hunt yields 12foot pair o gators Alligator hunters went after the big ones this weekend as the states annual gator roundup began on Lake George and Lake Crescent. Mil dred Baxter, is listed as an ofcial hunt er and captor of two 12-foot animals Compiled from the Crescent City News, Crescent City Journal, Crescent City Courier Journal, Putnam County Courier Journal and other local news sources. The following article from the September 10, 1974 issue of the Courier tells of the impending opening of the new Millers Super market at Lake Grove S hopping Center. The space originally occu pied by the supermar ket now houses Fam ily Dollar and Bells O utlet. Millers later moved to the north end of the complex in the expansion now oc cupied by Save-A-Lot. N ew Millers Super market Slates Sep tember 19 Opening A bout the only similar ity between the old and n ew Millers Supermar ket locations is the fa miliar yellow logo cross t he store front bearing the Miller name. When the new super market opens its doors i n the Lake Grove Shop ping Center north of the c ity at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Manager Jim my Miller promises not o nly a new and modern shopping facility but one which is geared to customer convenience. Some of the notable changes customers will notice are a much larg er store and food sales a rea. The new build ing measures 17,500 s quare feet compared with the present loca tions 10,000. The food s ales area will contain 12,007 compared with a present area of 6,300. Miller said the new store will contain a much wider variety of grocery, meat and pro duce items and will have w ider aisles for easier access. The new aisles, he said, will measure seven feet across. The new products and services well offer at the new location are just too numerous to mention, Miller said last week. I will say, however, that we designed this super market with customer c onsideration rst then built the remainder around that concept. In addition to wider aisles and a greater se lection, the new store w ill feature a unique Overtop Counter (OTC) check out system which Miller said was designed with the areas elderly shoppers in mind. The present Millers Supermarket at Summit and Central Avenue will close Monday through Wednesday, September 16, 17 and 18 to allow equipment and person nel to make the switch f rom old to new. After the new store opens, the present lo cation will be renovated f or use by Miller En terprises as an ofce b uilding. Millers Su permarket has been lo cated at this location for 4 9 years. Prior to this it was located in two other areas within the city. The laundromat adja cent the supermarket i s scheduled to open in the near future al though no denite fate h as yet been released. 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 Robert Kelsey, M.D. and Internal Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Local Air Force Graduate Lovarnso WalkerSales Consultant256 Hwy. 17 N., Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 328-8863 Ext. 117 (800) 382-3692 Ext. 117 FAX (386) 328-7222 CELL (386) 559-3512 lovarnsowalker@beckchrysler.com Dr. Walker Curing All Your Automotive Needs Crescent City Flower Shop Where Quality and Freshness Count Diana Elliott Angela Depotter 386-698-1313 www.CrescentCityFlowerShop.com Fair Share FundraiserThe Crescent City Jr. and Sr. High School Band and Chorus is a growing music pro gram. The students w ill be gaining discipline, self-reliance, l eadership skills, and a strong sense of work ethic. These are life skills that can only be gained through belong ing to and working in a g roup. The CCJSHS Music Department is mostly supported financially through fund raising and out Fair Share program. Each band students Fair Share is $150, plus monthly instru ment fees, and each ch orus students Fair Share is $75. They plan to do many concerts and competi tions this year and not o nly do they need help with Fair Share, they need help with equip ment and travel ex penses. Y ou can make a differ ence by pledging your f inancial support to a specific student or the CCJSHS Music Depart ment at CCJSHS Mu sic Department, 2201 S outh Hwy 17, Crescent City, FL 32112. Special to the Courier Journal Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids. According to a report from non-prot health research and advocacy group Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under consume potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessive food fortication, outdated nutritional labeling rules and misleading marketing tactics used by food manufacturers. EWGs analysis for the How Much Is Too Much? report focused on two frequently fortied food categories: breakfast cereals and snack bars. Of the 1,550 common cereals studied by EWG, 114 (including Total Raisin Bran, Wheaties Fuel, Cocoa Krispies, Krave and others) were fortied with 30 percent or more of the adult Daily Value for vitamin A, zinc and/or niacin. And 27 of 1,000 brands of snack bars studied (including Balance, Kind and Marathon bars) were fortied with 50 percent or more of the adult Daily Value for at least one of these nutrients. EWG researchers based their analysis on Nutrition Facts labels on the various food items packaging. Heavily fortied foods may sound like a good thing, but it when it comes to children and pregnant women, excessive exposure to high nutrient levels could actually cause short or long-term health problems, says EWG research director Renee Sharp, who co-authored the report. Manufacturers use vitamin and mineral fortication to sell their products, adding amounts in excess of what people need and more than might be prudent for young children to consume. Sharp adds that excessive levels of vitamin A can lead to skeletal abnormalities, liver damage and hair loss, while high doses of zinc can impede copper absorption, compromise red and white blood cells and impair immune function. Also, too much vitamin A during pregnancy can lead to fetal developmental issues. And older adults who get too much vitamin A are at more risk for osteoporosis and hip fractures. EWG suggests its time to overhaul our food labeling system to better account for how ingredients may affect children as well as adults. In other words, when a parent picks up a box of cereal and sees that one serving provides 50 percent of the Daily Value for vitamin A, he or she may think that it provides 50 percent of a childs recommended intake, says EWG researcher and report co-author Olga Naidenko. But he or she would most likely be wrong, since the Daily Values are based on an adults dietary needs. EWG is working on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update its guidelines for Nutrition Facts to better reect how foods affect children as well as adults. In the meantime, parents might want to consider scaling back on fortied foods for their kids in favor of so-called whole foods (unprocessed, unrened fruits, vegetables and whole grains) that deliver the right amounts of nutrients naturally. Research consistently shows that the nutrient amounts and types found in whole foods provide optimal nutrition as well as least risk, says Ashley Koff, a registered dietitian and a former ad executive for kids cereals and snack bars. We owe it to par ents and kids to make it easiest to choose better quality foods. Nutrients in Processed Food is Becoming Excessive


The Christian Leaders As sociation of South Putnam will lead a flagpole prayer time at these three schools on Thursday, September 11 to remember those who died, their families, those who gave aid, and prayer for our country. The three locations are: Crescent City Junior Senior High School at 7:10 a.m. Miller Interme diate at 8 a.m, Middleton Burney at 8:40 a.m. The South Putnam Church, Medical Mission now offers Free Medical Care for uninsured individ uals, the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Their Food Pantry is avail able the rst and third Mon days of the month from 1-4 p.m. The South Putnam Church is located at 114 Amos Rd. in Crescent City. Please call 386-269-9786 for more information. First Congregation Church of Interlachen will have a monthly community yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the first Saturday of the month at 415 Washing ton Street. The cost is $5 for inside and outside space. For more information call Rosemary at 386-916-8451.PALATKA Elizabeth W. Vining Elizabeth Wood Vining, 90, of Palatka went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at her res idence following a brief illness. She was born in Douglasville, Georgia and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 50 years, coming from Deland. After grad uation from the Douglas County High School in Douglasville she graduated from business school and later worked as a legal sec retary for a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia for 15 years. She was a longtime member of the Trin ity United Methodist Church in Palatka where she sang in the choir, was active with the United Methodist Women, and attended Sunday School. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and playing bridge and canasta. She was known for the delicious pe can pies and coconut cakes she baked. She was an avid Geor gia Bulldog fan. Last week she celebrated her 90th birthday with family and close friends. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Ambiance Home Health Care and their lov ing caregivers, Mary Ann and Tameka. Preceding her in death were her husband of 46 years, J.C. Vining; her parents, William and Hannie Wood; a sister, Elsie Wood, and three brothers, Daniel Wood, Quinton Wood and Philip Wood. Surviving are a son and daugh ter-in-law, Lonnie and Tammy Vining of Florahome; a daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Tom Heffington of Gainesville; four grandchildren and spouse, Ashley Vining of St. Augustine, Samantha and Jovi Chapman of Keystone Heights, and Leslie Heffington and Allison Heffing ton, both of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sep tember 5 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral ser vices were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Palatka. In honor and celebration of Eliza beths life, a Video Tribute was also shown. Burial followed in Palatka Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.themasters funeralhomes.com. Memorial gifts may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 Husson Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. FRANCIS James A. Burnsed James Albert Jim Burnsed, 72, of Francis, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at home following an extended illness. Born in Gainesville and a na tive of Bunnell, he resided in Francis for the last 26 years. He was an accomplished athlete at Bunnell High School and played football for Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. Jim was an avid sportsman throughout his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as breeding and training quarter horses and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dogs. Jim worked as a line man and later as a supervisor with Florida Power and Light Corp. retiring after 32 years of service. He was a member of Francis Baptist Church and the NALC (National Association of Louisiana Catahoulas). He was preceded in death by a grandson, Lane Burnsed. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ginny Burnsed of Fran cis; a son, James A. Burnsed, Jr. and his wife Iola of Bunnell; a daughter, Cristy Crain of Flagler Beach; step-children, Jeff Motes and wife Gwen and Scott Motes and wife Missy, all of Francis; a brother, Jerry Burnsed of Seville and 12 grandchildren, Leah Burnsed, Lacy Burnsed, Luke Burnsed, Cassie Crane, Chance Crane, Brandon Motes, Courtney Motes, Dillon Motes, Jaylin Motes, Emma Motes, Shanna Watson and Layne Wat son. Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Francis Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Lynch officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednes day at Espanola Cemetery in Flagler County. The family re ceived friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m at Johnson-Overturf Funer al Home in Palatka. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to Francis Baptist Church building fund, 155 CR 309C, Palatka, FL 32177 or to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, 927 S. SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jims Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOverturffu nerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. FLORAHOME Barbara M. Hunter Barbara M. Hunter, 71, of Florahome passed away Thursday Sep tember 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Bain bridge, Georgia and had been a resident of Flora home for the past 13 years com ing from Cocoa. In her early days she worked as a beautician. She enjoyed quilting, camping, RVing and sewing. She devoted most of her time to her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She attended the Florahome United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Register and Dorothy Mayberry; a brother, David Register; and a grandson, Kelly Hunter. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Charles Hunter of Florahome; a son, Charles Hunter of Palatka; a daugh ter and son-in-law, Tammy and Lonnie Vining of Florahome; a step-son and spouse, Rodney and Shirley Hunter of Clinton, Missouri; a step-daughter, Ronda Hunter of Ft. Worth, Texas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Randy Register of Green Cove Springs and Carl and Barbara Register of Keystone Heights; six grandchildren and a spouse, Jessica Hunter, Priscilla Marie Hunter, Ashley Vining, Saman tha and Jovi Chapman, Tara Hunter, and Shelby Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Septem ber 9 at the Florahome United Methodist Church with Pastor Louis Tremblay officiated. Buri al followed at 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family wishes to express special thanks to Haven Hospice for their love and care. Memorial gifts may be sent to Florahome United Methodist Church, 101 Michigan Street W, Florahome, FL 32140. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. PALATKA Coy L. Alvarez Coy Lee Alvarez, 78, of East Palatka passed away on Thursday, Sep tember 4, 2014 at his home due to a sudden illness. He was a native of Starke and had lived here since 1956. He gradu ated from Bradford High School in Starke and later from Jones Business College in Jackson ville. He was also one of the original organizers of Putnam State Bank and was an avid Ga tor Fan. Coy was very involved with the community. He was a member and past president of the Palatka Jaycees and the Palatka Elks Lodge. He was also a member of The Moose Lodge, Putnam County Shrine Club, VFW, and was a Mason, as well as being involved in many char itable organizations throughout his life. He had been the owner and president of A&W Mobile Home Sales for the past 44 years. He had also owned the Alibi and the Shady Rest in Palatka. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Alvarez Franklin; his parents, Gilbert and Eva Lee Alvarez; sister, Darlene McGovern and a broth er, Walter Arthur Alvarez. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Alvarez; son, Coy T. Alvarez; step-son, Andy Liv ingston (Staci); step-daughter, Jeanette Hoover (Bobby); sis ter, Linda Kay Alvarez Wilk erson, grandchildren, Emily and Gracie Alvarez, Colin and Emma Livingston, Ryan Lee Horne, John Mark Franklin, Jr., Dustin Everett, Blake Everett and great-grandson, Jayce Ryan Horne. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 8 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel with Mr. Ronnie Clark and Mr. Blake Everett officiating. The family received friends from 1 p.m. un til the time of the service. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Coys Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffuner als.com Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PALATKA Irene G. Koonce Irene Gail Koonce, 80, of Palatka, passed away Tuesday, Sep tember 2, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Core, West Virginia, she resided in Palatka since 1952 coming from Morgantown, West Virgin ia. Irene was a secretary with several businesses over the years including Big Chief Con struction and Coggin Electric. Years ago, she had also worked at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Irene was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Mateo and loved Southern Gospel Mu sic of which her husband was a part of as well as many friends. In her leisure, Irene enjoyed crocheting, bowling, golf and p laying cards. She is survived by her hus band of 42 years, Ron Koonce of Palatka; a son, Warren K. Pow ell, III and wife Kim of Charles ton, South Carolina; three daughters, Norma Lusk and husband Billy Joe of Richland, Virginia, Jocelyn Overmier and husband Johnny of Cumming, Georgia and Jackie Perkins of Palatka, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. All Services, including the committal, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Le roy Lewis officiating. The family received friends Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Irenes Book of Memories page at www.JonhnsonOverturffu nerals.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. EAST PALATKA Carrol D. Callison Carrol D. Cal Callison, 92, of East Palatka, passed away Tuesday, Sep tember 2, 2014 at Palatka Health Care Center following an extended illness. He was born in Marshall County, Iowa and had been a resident of East Palatka for the past 12 years coming from Bremer County, Iowa. Cal proudly served as a signal corpsman in the US Army in the unit that opened the Burma Road during WW II. He was a member of Lemon Heights Baptist Church in Palatka and the Palatka Social Dance Club that met at the Putnam County Shrine Club in East Palatka. He enjoyed dancing, karoke singing, playing golf, fishing and was a general handyman who loved working with wood. He was a mild mannered gentle man who loved his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Edna Thompson-Callison; a son Terry Wayne Callison and two sis ters, Opal Callison and Imogene Cawly. Surviving are his wife of nine years, Joy Anderson Callison of East Palatka; two sons and daughter-in-law, Wes Callison of Satsuma and Steve and Rose Callison of Iowa; a daughter-inlaw, Sandra Callison of Plainfield, Iowa; three step-sons and spouses, Rick and Sherri An derson of Ormond Beach, Eddie and Donna Anderson of Lake City and Scott and Mary Ander son of Gainesville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth and George Bridges of Waverly Iowa and Dorothy Myers of Melrose; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka with Pastor Don Burnett officiating with mili tary honors bestowed by the U. S. Army. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In honor and celebra tion of Cals life a video tribute was shown during the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Citrus and the Na ture Coast 927 SSR 19, Palatka, FL 32177 Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of ar rangements. PALATKA Belen C. Heredia Belen Centeno Heredia, 93, of Palatka passed away Saturday, Au gust 30, 2014 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following an extended illness. She was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico and had been a resident of Palatka for the past nine years coming from Bridgeport Connecticut. She enjoyed plants and birds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Arocho. Survivors include a daughter Carmen Arocho and her hus band, Luis Cedeno of Palatka; six grandchildren, Estella Del gado of Orlando, Ada Delgado of St. Augustine, Rosa Delgado of Jacksonville, Joel Delgado of Palatka, Louis Cedeno of Palatka and Wilson Felicano of Palatka; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Calling hours were from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Masters Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Juan M. San chez Moniz officiating. Burial followed at the Craig Memorial Park in St. Augustine. Messages of sympathy may be expressed in her online guest book at www.themastersfuner alhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka was in charge of the arrangements. My most profound reli gious experiences have t aken place at tables outside of the church. The first experience oc curred in a small Mos lem village in Turkey, w here my family lived. Stunned by the poverty, I sat with my neighbor, a woman named Gulazar. Her children, my chil dren, her in-laws and h usband, a dog, some chickens as well as a cow gathered on the hardpacked earth of her yard. In the center of our cir cle; on a rectangle of n ewspaper sat a pot of tea, a handful of olives and a loaf of bread. With signs and gestures, En glish mixed with Turk ish I learned that this f amily shared a 2 room house and 8 daily loaves of bread. I was humbled as a huge chunk of sweet bread was broken and placed in my hands. As the bread was passed, and the tea poured, a call to prayer in an un familiar language was s ung. They smiled, they prayed, they shared the bread and I thought to myself All that is Holy is in this place. Several years later: the poverty was mine. A single mother, back in the states, recently di vorced: alone and with out support, I struggled t o feed my family. Every day was filled with ten sion as I worried about r unning out of bread. One day, a local pastor stopped by with a large paper-bag filled to the brim with food! Cheap peanut-butter, yester days bread, generic jel ly, white rice and a few c ans of soup: a verita ble feast! Overwhelmed w ith joy, the rice was boiled, as we called to our homeless neighbor: Come and Dine! With huge smiles and hearts of gratitude, we joined hands and gave thanks for the blessing of abun dance. Ho ly moments, filled with Gods grace, expe rienced when food was s hared: a repeated theme in the Jesus story, a re peated theme in my life. S everal years ago an other profound holy mo ment: this time one of g iving instead of receiv ing. It took place in a r estaurant in Orange City, as my husband and I shared an evening meal. Overcome by a spirit of generosity, we decided to do something extra-ordinary and pay for someone elses meal. We looked around the crowded room, in search of a table to gift, when our eyes settled upon a quiet couple nearby. They are the ones, we agreed, as we asked the waitress to bring us their bill. We often think back with delight on that event as we imagine their confu sion and surprise upon l earning that an anony mous someone had paid f or their meal. Another holy moment, filled with Gods grace. What about you? What are some of the holy moments youve experi ence? When are you most a ware of Gods presence? Where and when have you experienced grace? Claim these moments as proof of Gods love: write them down, share your story, use them as ways of practicing your faith. 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. Howe Memorial United Methodist Church . .... 386-698-2635 252 S. Summit St. First Presbyterian Church . ......................... 386-698-21 17 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 = 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 = Welaka = Welaka United Methodist Church . ............. 386-467-2336 Emmanuel Episcopal Church . .................... 386-698-1983 672 C.R. 309 Ministries for Christ Outreach, Inc = Satsuma = Hope Lutheran Church . ............................... 386-649-0631 273 CR 309 Church Happenings Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Obituaries are paid advertising written by funeral homes based upon information provided by families. Death notices are brief announcements published at no charge. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Friendship Baptist Church . ........................ 386-698-3736 Profound Religious Experiences Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home386-325-4521 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Got Hope? Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Lake Como Community United Methodist Church...386-649-8480 . .... Celebration of Lifefor Bill SimmonsA celebration of life for Bill Simmons, who passed away, July 28, will be held Saturday, Sep tember 13, at the Sprague House. The Sprague House is located on 125 Central Avenue, Crescent City from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All Family and friends of Bill and Sue are invited to attend. Masters Funeral Home Palatka386-325-4564 Donna Cooney Reverend at United Church of Christ


A6 Mike JonesStaff Writer A desperate need for medical care, support for a local seminary and education for chil dren in Trujillo, Peru, a s well as taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to new people drew me to join a mission trip in July and August. I joined a group of near ly fifty people traveling w ith Tom Cox World Ministries, who have been assisting peo ple in Peru since the 19 90s. My first week in Peru I was assigned to a team that traveled from Tru jillo to Cartavio, Peru, a bout an hour and a half north, to help a lo cal pastor, Elvis Agui lar, with outreach for a dults and Bible Clubs for children. We spent a week there, handing out tracts and infor mation about services a t Iglesia Evangelica Bautista, a small Bap tist church in Carta vio. One morning we w alked through the local market, speaking to people about Jesus, Christianity, and in viting them and their ch ildren to special services offered by the missionaries from the Estados Unidos. (Unit ed States) D uring the after noons, the kids sang s ongs, listened to Bi ble stories, colored pic tures, played soccer in t he church courtyard, and walked with us through their neigh borhood when we sp oke with people doorto-door. The children were al ways one or two hous es ahead of us knock ing on doors, handing o ut tracts and inviting people to church. Near the end of a street, we heard a ruckus around a corner ahead of us. When we turned it, about eight of the kids had two Mormon mis sionaries surrounded, t rying to hand them tracts and church schedules, mobbing them as mocking birds do to hawks. We w alked over and res cued them from the k ids, spoke to them for a few minutes; we found one was from Oregon and the other from Lima, Peru. They were dressed in their usual white shirts and ties with black brief cases. The last we saw of them was them walking quickly away, down the dirt street in the distance while we continued our trip through the neighbor hood. W e spent four memo rable days in Cartavio w ith Pastor Elvis Agu ilar before we returned t o Trujillo, traveling to the bus station in a three-wheeled mo to-car. Buses seem to r un when they have enough passengers, not on a time sched ule. There are also no s cheduled stops except at the end of the line. Besides the bus driver, there is another em ployee who stands in t he open bus door and shouts to others stand ing by the side of the r oad to see if they want a ride to the buss destination. They are con stantly braking and c areening off the road to pick up passengers. Ken Bowie, a mission ary who has been in P eru for fifteen years, said there are unwrit ten rules for driving in T rujillo. One is the rule of size: if you are bigger than the other vehi cles, you have the right o f way. Two is the rule of noise: if your horn is louder or you honk more times than oth er cars, you have the r ight of way. Three is the rule of centimeters: if your vehicle enters an intersection or you cross the centerline a centimeter ahead of another car, you have the right of way. Four is the rule of speed. If you are traveling one mile an hour faster than cars around you, you have the right of way. And five, the rule of sight. If you dont see other drivers around you, you have the right of way. Even though they drive on the same side of the road in Peru as in the U.S., I would never attempt to drive a car there. It would be too stressful in a city of 800,000 people. During my second week in Trujillo I re quested that I work w ith Dr. Curtis so I could get some photos and video I could use in the program I planned to create. I accompanied David Curtis for three days as he set up clinics in three different areas outside of Trujillo. He related two stories that reveal the heart of the reason he has been on more than fifty-six mission trips to third world countries. In a remote village in India, a woman waited in line for an exam to get a pair of reading glasses. Dr. Curtis asked the interpreter if the wom an could read. No, he r eplied, Everyone in this village is illiterate. Then why does she want a pair of reading glasses? Three months ago, she cooked some rice for her five year old son, the interpreter re sponded. There was a s mall rock in the rice she couldnt see. Her son broke a tooth on it, it abscessed, and with out treatment, he died. S o, reading glasses would have allowed her to see the rock and re move it from the rice b efore she fed it to her son. On another mission trip, a middle-aged man in Kenya, Africa approached Dr. Curtis in tears. Im a tailor and I can no longer see to thread a needle. I cant make a living and my family is starving. After a quick exam, most take only a couple of minutes, the man was fitted with a pair of glasses that allowed him to bring needle and thread into focus, he left able, once again, to care for his family. So, what is involved in running an eye clinic in a third world coun try? It mostly involves a w illingness to learn a few basic techniques and the ability to con sistently perform the s ame tasks over and over during several hours in a rural church or warehouse, or even under a shade tree in a village square. Dr. Curtis provides a one day workshop to train average lay peo ple to examine eyes a nd measure what type of lenses they need for normal eyesight. His course, Eye Doc in a Box is what he humor ously refers to what he w ill be someday. He is willing to present his training anywhere in the country, for airfare and a place to stay over night. He also would a ppreciate all the local churches in your area to be notified so he can train as many people as possible. The other way he has trained several peo ple is the way I was t rained, on the job. Once I realized I had gotten all the videotape and information I need ed from him, I felt led t o ask if he could train me. After watching and listening the first day, I used the diopter flippers to check a few people on the next day at another location. I felt fully prepared to perform eye exams at a third location on the following day. A diopter is the measurement of the strength of glasses you need to see clearly. A portable set consists of four sets which allow you to determine which lenses would enable someone to see clearly. We began at 9 a.m. and by the time we fin ished at 3:30 p.m., I h ad examined over 100 patients and Dr. Cur tis had set an all-time r ecord for one day in Peru of 218. Over the two weeks he was in Peru, he saw over one thousand patients. Dr. Curtis provides glasses for those who need them free of charge, which is about seventy per cent of those he seesthe others get sunglasses, an ink pen, or some other small item. He also provides antibiot ics and allergy drops f or those patients who need them. He brings his own glasses, up to 2000 pairs, many are donated but others he pays for himself. There are no facilities for surgery or other major eye problems, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. By taking care of those with normal needs, he can provide services for approximately nine ty-five per cent of those w ho attend his clinics. Since finishing his training, I am now able to provide eye exams in third world countries myself. Will I ever re turn to Peru, or some o ther country, to use the new skill I learned? I hope to, but it will de pend again upon Gods d irection. To contact Dr. David Curtis about eye exam training, email him at: dlcurtis1895@gmail. com. Go to tcwm.org for more information about Tom Cox World Ministries and their short-term mission trips. For more infor mation on my novels v isit www.dunnscreek fantasy.com.Jerry TeskeCommunity Contributor Photo taken by Jerry Teske Jerry Teske administering eye exams in Trujillo, Peru. Helping the Needy See in Peru Photo taken by Jerry Teske City center in Trujillo, Peru Student of the Month Middleton Burney Elementary School Rorie Butler has been nominated as the Star Student of the Month for Middleton Burney Elementary School. Butler is a 3rd grade student in Mr. Watsons class. She is a shining star both in her academics and her character. Butler is constantly raising the bar for academics in her classroom. Butler excels in all areas academically and loves to read almost anything that she can get here hands on. Butler also rises above to help others when she sees a need. She always tries to bring in extra school supplies for her classmates when she sees they do not have something. Butler takes an active interest in who they are as a person and is quick to make friends with those who need a helping hand. Butler has a heart of gold. For these reasons and many more, Rorie Butler is the perfect September Student of the Month.Players of the Week for Crescent City 9/1/2014 Male Academic Athlete: Gage Hinnant: 10th Grade, Golf, GPA 2.75 Male Athlete of the Week: Dominic Owens: 12th Grade, Football, seven tackles and three onside kick recoveries. Female Academic Athlete: Sanika Smith: 12th Grade, Volleyball 3.5 GPA National Honor Society, Interact President, Student Council Female Athlete of the Week: Bri Wolfe: 12th Grade, Cheerleader, Flyer Players of the week for 9/8/14 Male Academic Athlete of the Week: Dantavious Kelly: 11th Grade, Safety Football, 2.84 Weight ed GPA M ale Performance Athlete of the Week: Austin Crews:10th Grade, Golf, Shot personal best 48 vs Deltona & Atlantic Last Week Female Academic Athlete of the Week: Rhonda Martinez: 10th Grade, Volleyball, 3.07 GPA Nation al Honor Society F emale Performance Athlete of the Week: Alicia Morales: 12th Grade, Volleyball, Scored 15 points and three Aces in Last Thursdays Match. Leads the team with 57 digs.Players of the week at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School On Tuesday, Septem ber 2, at approximately 3 :55 p.m., the Bank of America located at 913 N. Summit St in Cres cent City, was robbed. T his is the second time in two moths that this location has been robbed, with the rst robbery occur ring on Monday, June 3 0. In both robberies two male suspects, wearing disguis es and brandishing h andguns took an unknown amount of money. The suspects in the second rob bery were described a s being around 58 510 tall. It is sus pected, but not know f or certain, that the two robberies are re lated. Photographs of t he suspects involved in the second robbery have been released in hopes that someone may be able to identify this pair. As a precau tionary measure, due t o the close proximi ty of the robbery, the P utnam County Sher iffs Ofce ordered a Code Red lock down of Middleton Burny Elementary School at the time of the rob bery. All students were s ecured in their class rooms and no one was a llowed in or out of the school until the all clear was issued by the Sheriffs ofce. Investigators are urg ing anyone with in formation related to t his incident to call the Putnam County Sheriffs Ofce at 386329-0801 or North east Florida Crime S toppers at (888) 277TIPS (8477). Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Robbers hit Bank of America Again!Trivia Night Goes BananasOn Wednesday, Au gust 27 at 3 Banan as there were elev en teams playing. T he rst place win ners who received a $ 50 gift certicate were Ditzy Chicks Plus. The second place team who re ceived a $30 gift c erticate was Di vas and Dude. The t hird place team who received a $20 gift certicate was Couch Potatoes. Divinians came in fourth and won the Beer Round. On Wednesday, September 3rd at 3 Bananas there were eight teams playing. The rst place win ners who received a $ 50 gift certicate were Divas & Cats. The second place team who received a $30 gift certicate was Couch Potatoes. The third place team who received a $20 gift certicate was Manes & Flames. Ditzy Chicks Plus came in fourth and Couch Potatoes won the Beer Round. On Wednesday, Au gust 20 at 3 Banan as there were nine t eams playing. The rst place winners who received a $50 gift certicate were Three Must Have Beer. The second place team who re ceived a $30 gift c erticate was FNS. The third place team who received a $20 gift certicate was Ditzy Chicks Plus. Couch Pota toes came in fourth a nd Divas and Dudes won the Beer Round. Special to theCourier Journal


Update on Travis Peal Over the past year I have been writing hu man-interest stories and w ith your help and the will of the people I write about, most have gotten the help they need. A few weeks ago I wrote an article on a young man named Travis Peal that was thrown from a horse. Travis landed on a utility trailer, which caved in the back of his skull. A piece of his skull severed an artery going to his brain. Over the past few weeks I have kept in touch with the family and have been putting updates on the Putnam County Courier Facebook page. Last night I talked with Donna Johnson, Peals sister. Please allow me to give you his update and words from the family. As of two days ago, Peal was moved from the trauma unit at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, to Shands Mini-Hospital Rehab Unit. Peal is still in serious condition. He had the tube removed from his throat because of complications and had a trachea inserted in his throat. Travis is still unable to breathe on his own and is on 28% O2. Travis also has pneumonia, and if that wasnt enough, his blad der has shut down and i s unable to function on its own. The doctors say that it could be months before they know the how much brain dam age Travis has. Travis w ill also have to under go spinal surgery, but a t the moment his body and his condition are too weak to handle that type of procedure. The Peal family wants me to thank each and every one of you that have donated to their family, because with out your donations they w ould not be able to be by his side. Now, the family did not ask me to beg for donations but they do need our help. I want to take you through what I felt, when I talked to the family last. If youre a mother or father then you will un derstand this next part, a nd if youre not, then please open yourself up to these words. One of the most frustrating parts of being a p arent is when your child is sick or hurt, especially when they are younger and cant talk. As a parent you try everything in your power to make them bet ter, you hold them, you g ive them medicine, and sometime you have to get down on your knees and beg God to please make them better. Now imagine you are the parents of Travis Peal. Day after day you look through a glass at your baby boy lying on a bed with tubes run ning from his body. You w ant so badly to make him better but its out of your control. You are completely powerless do anything about his con dition. F or just a few minutes a day he wakes up and looks at you, he cant speak. In his eyes you can see the fear, he is confused, and youre not even sure he knows where hes at. All you want to do is climb on the bed with him, to hold your little man in your arms and tell him how much you love him, but you cant. You try to be strong for your little man but at some point you have to leave the room, your heart hurts so much and all you want to do is change places with him, but you know that its impossible. You find a dark room somewhere and go inside. At this point you fall to your knees and beg God for his help. Questions run through your mind as to why this is all hap pening but the answers n ever seem to come. The doctors now tell you that your child will never be the same as he once was, and then there are more questions. There is no tomorrow, only today. God please just give me one more day with my son; please let me tell him one more time that I love him. Please Dear God, let him realize that Im there by his side. I cant begin to imag ine the pain that Travis m other feels right now. I know that when a child is born, the first thing that a mother does, is to cuddle that baby in her arms, and shows it love from day one. Today Travis mother does not have that option. Today she cannot hold or kiss her son. Soon the funds will run out and they will be forced to stay home, sleep on a sofa at the hospital or have to sleep in their car in order to be near Travis. I know that these are hard times, if every per son in Putnam Coun ty could just donate 25 c ents, it would make a big difference. Travis has a long way to go, so please keep him and his family in your prayers each and every night. Before I close, please al low me to share an email t he family sent to me, it reads as follows, I am writing this in regards to the article posted in your paper a couple weeks ago, Now I lay me down to sleep. That ar ticle is about my broth er, Travis Peal. As I sit h ere in the trauma unit I hear stories just like Travis. The difference is, most are not from a small home town that pulls together to help someone. Most of these people and their families are the only ones who know the pain and suf fering that the injured p erson and their fam ily are going through. T hat is not the case in our little part of Putnam County! The communi ty has pulled together a nd showed their sup port, and have opened t heir hearts and their wallets. I have often said that I would like to get out of this one red light town, but when things get bad this one red light town comes togeth er and shows their sup port. They say, Hey, this p erson is one of our own and we need to see how we can help them. Your generous donations have allowed us to be here for Travis and to see him through this hard time. The prayers and the phone calls are too many to mention. From Travis and his family, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! May God bless each and every one of you, and keep you safe in his arms. Joey Gon zales and Family I n closing, I would like to ask, that today you take your children in your arms, and tell them how much you love them. We have no guar antees for tomorrow, o nly today. Tomorrow we may be unable to let our children know what we feel, like Travis mother, so today and every day, show them your love. If you would like to send flowers you can contact the Crescent City Flow er Shop. Thank you for r eading this article, and Travis we look forward to seeing you riding your bike around Pomona Park soon.Coconut Oil Part IIBeauty & Beyond Last week we talked about the health ben efits of including co conut oil in your diet a nd all the wonderful things it could do for you from the inside out. This week I want to tell you about all the great things you can do with coconut oil on the out side of your body and f or your pets as well! Beauty Coconut oil has so many beauty applica tions its hard to know w here to start! It works great as an eye-makeup remov er even on waterproof m ascara, which can be so hard to get off. It can also help strengthen lashes, just apply some oil to a cotton swab and spread it onto your lashes before going to bed. For your skin it has many uses, as an in tensive nighttime facial m oisturizer, many use it for its anti-aging abil ities. It can help resolve a cne when used regu larly due to its antibac terial properties. It can b e used on hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin or any time to soften and smooth skin and on cuticles to help nails grow. You can even rub into el bows daily to help get r id of dry, flaky elbows. It even has a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen. To keep makeup brushes clean and in good condition fol low this step-by-step gu ide at http://www. bellasugar.com/HowClean-Makeup-Brush es-24424735 that uses c oconut oil as a part of the cleaning process! For the hair, a tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz. As an incredibly intensive natural con ditionerrub into dry h air, put a shower cap on and leave for sev eral hours or it can b e rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth. You can even give yourself a spa type hair experience with the following recipe for a hair mask found at http://theeverygirl. com/feature/coconutoil-honey-hair-mask In the first aid cate gory, if used topically i t can help skin heal faster after injury or infection. After the ini tial heat is gone, it can h elp speed healing of sunburn. It can even reduce the itch of mos quito bites. If it is ap plied early at the first t ingle it can naturally clear up cold sores. If used regularly on feet, to fight athletes foot or other fungus. F or the new moth ers, use coconut oil to p revent stretch marks during pregnancy and it can help relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically. Once the new baby ar rives, it can be used on m oms nipple and ba bys mouth to help treat t hrush or as a com pletely natural baby l otion. You can even make your own natu ral homemade diaper c ream with the recipe found here http://well nessmama.com/5062/ ba by-care-recipes/ For general hygiene it can be used by it self as a natural de odorant, the Lauric a cid kills bacteria that causes odor. By itself or with baking soda it makes naturally whit ening toothpaste and it a lso works as a natural shave cream and after shave lotion, giving a close shave and leaves the skin moisturized as well, for both the ladies and the men. Rubbed on lips it replaces Chap Stick also. For a spa experience Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower) or use the reci pe below: P umpkin Pie Scrub: 1 cup of brown sug ar 1 /2 cup coconut oil 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spices (or just 1/2 tsp cinnamon) As a delicious tropical massage oil just melt a little over warm wa ter and use to massage a fter a warm bath. If you are not in the habit of taking a bath and generally just shower, it is so relaxing and indulgent sometimes to take the time to bathe instead. Try this to pamper yourself: For a bathAdd to VERY Warm running water in the tub half a box (2 lb) of Epsom salts a big scoophalf a cup of coconut oil a few drops of essen tial oil (your choice) S oak till the water starts to cool off, get out and dry off, drink a large glass of water, and get ready for the best sleep of your life! Pet Health Coconut oil is good for our furry friends, too! My cats love it and they come running when they hear me take the lid off the jar every morning. They like to lick it off of my fingers and sit and wait their turn, but if yours are not that eager, you can coat your pets paws with a bit of the oil. It helps to help keep your cat from hacking up hairballs. Rubbing some through your cats or dogs coat will keep it healthy and shiny. Introducing a lit tle bit of coconut oil to y our dog or cats diet may boost their overall health. You can put it into their food if they are not keen to eating it out of hand. Doing so may help with every thing from weight man agement, to protection a gainst arthritis and ligament problems, and can even help elimi nate bad doggie breath. A lso, coconut oil can help relieve areas of itching and redness on their skin. Just apply a thin coat to any ar eas you see that are a p roblem and re-apply as needed. Around the House Coconut oil is very versatile around the house as well here are a few of the ways: Use coconut oil to remove any tacky gum residue from most surfaces. It even works on hair and carpet! Condition wood en spoons, cutting b oards, and any other wooden uten sils K eep wooden furni ture looking good, a pply generously and let it seep into the furniture. Clean bronze and remove rust from steel. Lubricate hinges Restore stubborn zippers to working order by coating them in coconut oil. Soak cotton balls in coconut oil and use them to start your campfire, add them to the kindling youve assembled and give the mixture a light. Cast iron pots, pans, and skillets require a prep step before you can actually use them. Heres a stepby-step on how to season your cast iron pans http://www. theglutenfreevegan. com/2011/10/howto-season-a-castiron-pan/ Give leather new life by rubbing it down with coconut oil to clean and condition. Until Next Time, Stay Healthy! September 10, 2014 COURIER JOURNAL Section B Lots of sporting things to touch on this week and thats what Ill do, unless I get caught up in a subject which leads from one thing to an other. First what I probably need to do, is to do some rethinking of the World Series opponents. I chose the Detroit Tigers and St Louis Cardinals a couple of months ago, but that prediction is a bit shaky you could say. It could nevertheless still happen, because the Cards are leading the Na tional Central Division and the Tigers are within 2 games of Kansas City in the American Central. The strongest teams right now, in my opinion, are Baltimore and the L.A. in the American and Washington and L.A. Dodgers in the Nation al with the best chances to make it to the nal two and the Cards and Detroit as dark horses. Im going to stick to those six as having the best chance.. well see what we see. Who would have thought that the Crescent City Raiders would be undefeated at this point in the season? I can tell you that, although I have yet to attend a single game due to out of town stuff, that Im really not surprised. Ive watched these young men practice a few times and have gone away with the distinct feeling that there is something special going on within that team, something that Coach Al Smith and his staff have worked on this past summer and through the start of school. That something is teamwork and respect, for not only the coaching staff, but especially for each other. The result has been self evidentthis is a special group of young men dedicated to win ning along with good sportsmanship. It did not take Al Smith long to put his stamp on the teams he has had and will have in the futureno mon key business, maintaining good grades, involve ment in the community and respect for the fac ulty. With impressive victories in their rst three games, it would seem that the Raiders are legit imate contenders for the District Championship, acknowledging that the stiffest competition lies ahead. I dont think there is any shortage in sup port for this team and hopefully that will show up in increased attendance at the home games and away, if you can make it. When Urban Meyer was head coach at U of F, he had the benet of having an almost inde structible Tim Tebow to take the Gators to two National Championships, at least the second of these, which had a profound impact on how the Gators played the game. Tebow ran as much as he threw and with his size and strength ran over and through people. He played hurt at times, but I dont recall his sitting out more than one game during his three years at Florida. Now, as head honcho at 0hio State, he no longer has that inde structible force as Braxton Miller, the potential 0SU All American quarterback, is out for the year due to a serious injury. 0ne favorite tactic used by football teams is to focus their defensive schemes on the oppositions weak point and attacking it. Meyer was a master at that when at Florida; as all coaches try to be, but now the shoe is on the other foot, witness last Saturdays loss to Virginia Tech. Tech concentrated on stopping the running at tack and forcing 0SUs inexperienced quarterback to throw the ball and it was an effective move, re sulting in a big upset and probably costing 0SU a playoff spot. Meyer will have it tough for the re mainder of the season and it might bring on an other spat of heart palpitations such as he had at Gainesville after Florida lost to Alabama during his last year. The Gators swamped Eastern Mich igan, but only proved that they can run and pass at will against a weaker team. This coming Sat urday they play an improved Kentucky team in the swamp, which will give Gator fans an indica tion of how good the 2014 Gators are. Alabama at Tuscaloosa will surenuff tell the story the fol lowing week, so lets hope they have enough left after the Kentucky game to give the Tide all it can handleAmen. Whats the Score Dudley Sargent Sports Commentary Travis Roberts Staff Writer travis.pccj@gmail.com & FACES PLACES More Benefits to Coconut OilUpdate on Travis Peal Tammy Sanchez Staff Writer tammy.pccj@gmail.com Photo special to the Courier Journal Travis Peal in the hospital.


loon in East Palatka. There will be chance drawings, 50/50, silent auctions, koozies, ribbons for sale, and much more. The Putnam County Headquarters Library welcomes local quilter and instructor, Janelle Bruce and the rest of our quilters after summer. The class returns on Monday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 3 p.m. each Monday thereafter. If you are interested in becoming a quilter, please feel free to stop in and see what we are doing. For more information, please call Darlene Walker at 386-329-0126. The Fruitland Peninsula Historical Society will meet Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in the Culver room at the Crescent City Library. Guests and Members are welcome to socialize and hear a talk by Pat Maden called Boom and Bust, A Florida Tale. Concrete Sneakers is a group which values moving! Each Saturday morning at 7:30 am they meet at Morgan Park in Pomona Park to Run, Walk or Bike. This is inter-generational activity, focused upon staying physically t and motivated in a safe family friendly environment. The Putnam County Headquarters Library welcomes local quilter and instructor, Janelle Bruce. The class returns on Monday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 3 p.m. each Monday thereafter. If you are interested in becoming a quilter, please feel free to stop in and see what we are doing. True beginning quilters will nd this class easy to start with and learn as you go. For more information, please call Darlene Walker at 386-329-0126. The Headquarters Library is located at 601 College Road in Palatka. information email: putnambluewaysandtrails@gmail.com or visit: ( www.putnambluewaysandtrails.org. The GFWC Womans Club of Welaka located at 644 CR 309. Will be having their Pulled Pork Dinner and Hoe Down, Saturday, October 25. Dinner available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinners include: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, Dessert and Tea for a donation of $9, proceeds benet Ser vice Projects and Programs. Music will be provided by The Rhode Show Dancing 50/50. For Advanced Tickets please contact: Joyce Weeks at 386-467-9598, Club Members and Dees Salon 386-467-2600. Crescent City Womens Civic Association located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Parents Night Out event for the community on Saturday, September 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. You can drop your kids off to play and have fun while you enjoy a date night or simply take time to relax and complete chores. This event will be held indoors. There is a $5 donation per child which includes all games, movie, food, and drinks. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Lawanna at 386-559-0212 or Nakia 407808-5789. Crescent City Womens Civic Association (CCWCA) located at 704 Huntington Rd Crescent City, will be hosting a Spooktacular event for the community on Friday, October 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. They will have a drawing for best costume, games, contests, food, and music entertainment. Purchase tickets in advance for $3 donation per person or $5 donation per person at the time of event. Food is included. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact CCWCA at 386-559-0212 or 407-808-5789. St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the new paramedic program through October 30. Classes begin in January on the Orange Park campus. Paramedics are highly-trained members of the health care community who perform advanced life support techniques to acutely ill or injured patients, including cardiac, stroke and trauma victims. The paramedic program is a one-year college credit certicate program and includes intense, hands-on skills training in the administration of medications, endotracheal intubation, debrillation, venipuncture and the initiation of intravenous uids. There will be a yard sale fundraiser for Relay for Life on Saturday, November 1 starting at 7 a.m at the Cheyenne SaTe gustaria tomar un tiempo para ti? Relajarte y des es tresarte 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. 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 Genealogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in the upcoming months. The classes are being taught by Deanda Lyne, Director of the Family History Center. She will cover what is needed to know to get start ed, where to go to nd it, and how to record what has been found. Melrose Branch Library will host the Basic Geneal ogy 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 remain ing 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 consid ered for the near future. Crescent City Lions Club announces new events and up coming projects. One of which is their Holiday Festival on Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6 They are looking for volunteers for the event Santas Elves and other good hearted people to help get this wonderful event underway. The Crescent City Lions Club would also like to announce the starting of their Crescent City Leo Club Students be tween the ages of 12-16 are encourage to sign up and can nd more information about it by emailing Regina Folen (The CC Lions President) at lionreginavictoria@gmail.com. The Putnam Family Fitness Center is hosting the First An nual Charity Golf Tournament at the Palatka Golf Course, 1715 Moseley Avenue, on Saturday, September 20. Regis tration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and tee off is at 9 a.m. There will be an unhandicapped best ball scramble, cash prizes for rst and second place teams, 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 player, which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes, and lunch. Funds raised from the tournament go towards the Putnam Family Fitness Center. For more information, contact Karen Landin at 386-467-8731 or mcphaul@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: Volunteer Services 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 or by email 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, dip ping to the bottom and climbing back up for a truly chal lenging event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three cos tumes 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 contact the park at 386-329-3721 or email RavineGardensStatePark@ gmail.com. 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 Haven Hospices unreimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs throughout the Putnam County area. If you would like to sponsor this event call 386-326-4526. 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 p.m. for all locations. In September, 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 from Board members and volunteers. The Lee Conlee House, Inc. is currently seeking art work submissions 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 accept ed after this date at the discretion of the Prevention Coor dinator.) Please contact them to discuss the submission of pieces larger than 11 X 13 due to space and ability to trans port larger pieces safely. For more information about the Art Show please contact Leah Emberton, Prevention Coordina tor at 386-325-4447 or via email at embertonl@leeconlee house.org. Artwork submitted will be for display only and will be returned to the artist after the show. The rst weekend of November, Florida History and Folk Culture 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, featuring; Historical Demonstrators, Five Music Stages and Hundreds of Musicians, Antique Tractors & En gines, Antique Alley, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Juried Arts & Craft Show, Childrens Activities, Florida Cracker Style Foods and more. November 1 and 2, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $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. Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner and Silent Auction fund raiser for the South Putnam Christian Service Center will be held on Saturday, October 4. Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At Howe Memorial Fellowship Hall In Crescent City. Advance ticket sales only ending on Wednesday Octo ber 1. Dinner ticket donations are $8. For more information call 386-467-2061. First Presbyterian Church and Howe Memorial United Methodist Church support this event. The Silent Auction will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with donated arts, crafts and other quality items. Admission for the Silent Auc tion is free and there will be something for every budget. Paddle Bear Creek with a Tiki Bar Stop. To be a part of the Bear Creek paddle meet at the boat ramp at end of Pal metto Street in Welaka on Sunday, September 21, 3 to 6 p.m. This is an intermediate paddle from Welaka across the St. Johns River to the mouth of Bear Creek, a lovely creek that is inaccessible to powerboats. Paddle up Bear Creek to where it joins with the Ocklawaha and paddle down the Ocklawaha. Paddlers will then re-cross the St. Johns Riv er and end up at the Tiki Bar at Welaka Lodge for refresh ments. Whistles and Life Preservers are mandatory. Water, a snack, sunscreen and bug spray is recommended. For more 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 ona ONA P aA R k K N eiEI G H boB O RH ooO O D W atcA TC H 2 nd Thurs. (exc. Aug. & Dec.) 200 East Main St. PALATKA LIONS PUTNA MM COUNTY S HR HR I NE CLUB & Hamburgers PUTNA MM COUNTY TEA PA RR T Y American Legion off Crill Ave. SC HH O OL A D D V ISO RR Y COUNCIL 1st Tues. 2 p.m. S evilleE VILLE VIA Meetin MEETIN G ( Village Improvement Association) SOUT HH P UTNA MM W O MM A NS CLUB Culver Room Crescent City Public Library ST. JO HH N C AT HH O LIC C HH U RR C HH CA RDRD PA R R T Y Hwy 20 Interlachen SUN D D A Y D D I NNE R R Bass Capital Shrine Club T HH E H H E A RR T O F PUTNA MM C OALITION Palatka Christian Service Center US COAST G G U A RDR D AUXILIA RR Y M M EE TIN GG homeland security & boating safety VFW Meeting Hall SR 100 & Palm Ave Palatka US VETE RR A NS POST 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 L AC HH E N BABE R R U T HH L EA GG UE M M E ETIN GG S Lions Club Interlachen BEEKEEPE R R S OF PUT NA MM COUNTY Putnam County Ag Center East Palatka Contact Mickie Beekeepersofputnamcounty.orgC RR ESCENT CITY YAC HH T C LUB ALCO HH OLICS ANONY MM OUS C elebEL EB R ationA TION G G R oup OUP S at. 4 p.m. Howe Memorial Methodist Church A DDD D I CTION COUNSELIN GG N arconon 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 D rugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals ASSISTANCE FO RR FLO RR I DD A SE RR V ICES Tues. 10 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church CELEB R R A TE R R E COVE RR Y Dunns Creek Baptist Church C RR ESCENT CITY TOPSTues. 9 a.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church LEE CONLEE H H O USE Victim Advocate in Crescent City QUIVANNO P RR O BIOTICS WO R R KS HH O P Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinic SENIO RR F RR I EN DD S CENTE RR M on. 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 O KE SU RR V IVO RR S OF PALATKA Mon. & Fri. Mornings Free Exercise Classes TAI C HH I C LASS Georgetown Community Center T HH E E DGD G A RR JO HH N SON SENIO RR C ENTE RR T ues. 10 a.m. Seniors vs Crime TOPS FLO RR I DD A # 435 Welaka Tues. 9 a.m. First Baptist Church of Welaka VIOLENCE INTE RR V ENTION & P R R E VENTION P R R O GRG R A MM P utnam County Health Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline A LA DD I ES A RR O UN DD T HH E L AKE M M EE TIN GG Crafts & Covered Dish Lunch Georges Lake Community Center A MM E RR ICAN LE GG I ON POST 45Sat. All you can eat breakfast CO MMMM UNITY T HRH R I FT S HH O P Corner Lemon and Main. behind Howe Methodist ChurchCrescent City HH U MM ANE SOCIETY OF NO RR T HH E AST 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 E L CO MMM M U NITY RR E SOU RR C E CENTE RR INC.Mon. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. PALATKA C HRH R I STIAN SE RR V ICE CENTE RR SECON DD T I MM E A RR O UN DD S H H O P Community United Methodist Church Lake Como SOUT HH P UTNA MM C HRH R I STIAN SE RR V ICE CENTE RR 219 N. Summit St. T HRH R I FT STO RR E 4th Mon. Bag Day St. Vincent DePaul 515 Central Avenue Downtown Crescent CityPUTNA MM COUNTY H H O MM E CO MM MM UNITY E DD U CATO RR S ( HH C E)2nd Wed. Agriculture BuildingCall Mary Ellen Clifton SOUT HH PUTNA MMM M E DD ICAL M M I SSION Free Medical Care for ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS Church of the Holy Comforter ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS A NEW LIFE GR GR O UP Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS LIBE R R T Y GR GR O UP First Presbyterian Church ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS CELEB RR A TION GR GR O UP Thur. noon Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City ALCO H H O LICS ANONY MM OUS Highland Ave. Lake Como HEALTH AND SUPPORT EDUCATION CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSA MM E RR ICAN LE GG I ON POST 293 Dinner AZALEA CITY C RR U ISE RR SEvery 4th Sat. 5 p.m. Woodys BBQ State Rd 19 Palatka B assAS S C apitalA PITAL VFW P ostO ST 1 0177 Crescent City Womans Club BOY SCOUTS T RR O OP #42 CUB SCOUTS PACK 42 VENTU RR E C RR E W SCOUTIN GG 42 (only when school is in session) Howe Memorial Methodist Church 252 S. Summit St. Crescent City C RR EATE! A RR T ISTS G G U IL DD OF NO RR T HH F LO R R I DD A Larimer Art Center C RR ESCENT CITY MM OOSE LO DGD G E Spaghetti Dinner Public Invited F RR A TE RR NAL O RD RD E RR OF EA GG L ES INTE RR LAC HH EN Weekdays 4 p.m. Social Room Happy Hr. Tues. 5 pm Hamburgers State Rd 20 Interlachen F RR A TE RR NAL O RD RD E RR O F EA G G L ES 4355 Tues. & Wed. 1 p.m. Pinochle Wed. 5 p.m. Tacos FR uitlanU ITLAN D P eninsulaE NINSULAHisto HISTO R icalI CAL S ocietyO CIETY GG I RR L SCOUTS St. John the Baptist Catholic Church HH I STO RR I C CENT RR A L ACA DD E MM Y Preservation & Community Development Inc. Supporters Meeting Palatka INTE RR LAC HH EN LIONS CLUB 202 Prospect Ave Interlachen PALATKA A MM AT EU RR RR A DD I O CLUB Palatka Library PALATKA D D U PLICATE B RR I DGD G E CLUB Wed. 10 a.m. Bring lunch C RR E SCENT CITY DD U PLICATE B RR I DGD G E C LUB Lessons Available SOCIAL SPORTSB2 Our community. Our people. All local. MISCELLANEOUS CROSSWORD SOLUTION SUDOKU SOLUTION


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Not pictured: Elizabeth Ortega, Jayson Johnson, Stacy Morris Handley St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the Associate in Science in Nursing students. The pinning ceremony symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession, said Anna Lebesch, Ed.D., SJR States vice president for workforce development. The pin is a reminder to the 32 graduates of their pur pose to serve the sick a nd infirmed. Students were pinned by family members. Lebesch described the pinning ceremony as the symbol of the care and devotion nurses provide. The ceremony is also a continued tra dition of Florence Night ingales extended honor t o her most outstanding nurses. Flagler Hospitals Di rector of Medical Infor matics Sharon Smith, M SN, MBA, DNP, CNL, CNE, CMSRN, ad dressed the graduates a s the guest speaker. Students from Putnam County: Wilfred Luna and Gina Shaw.SJRState Nursing Pinning Ceremony Even though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV, and hunting season has already been go ing on for a month n ow in south Florida. Finally, the time of year weve been wait ing for is here. And a lthough some of us still have to wait just a bit longer for our sea son to come in, most o f us have already fin ished our preseason s couting, and weve hung our tree stands along well-traveled deer trails, next to a mature oak thatll soon begin dropping acorns. I dont know about yall, but I got a bad case a BUCK FEVER! Hunting season al ways comes in first i n Zone A in south Florida. Archery and crossbow seasons there started August 2. But the boundary line between zones A and C has changed this year. The new line now begins at the Gulf of Mexico and runs northeast through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River until it intersects with State Road 70. The line then follows S.R. 70, running east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee. It then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The line then turns off U.S. 441 and onto S.R. 80 and runs just a few miles before turning east and following Coun ty Road 880, running j ust a few miles before joining back up with U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/ Southern Boulevard until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. Zone B, which makes up part of the Green Swamp Basin, lies south of S.R. 50, west of U.S. 441 and the Kissimmee Waterway, north of S.R. 60 and east of the Gulf of Mexico. This year, ar chery and crossbow s easons there start October 18. The line that divides zones C and D begins at U.S. 27 at the Flor ida-Georgia state line ( in Gadsden County) and runs south on U.S. 27 until it meets S.R. 61 in Tallahas see. From there, it fol lows S.R. 61, running s outh until it hits U.S. 319. There, the line follows U.S. 319, con tinuing south to U.S. 9 8. It then runs east along U.S. 98 until it gets to the Wakulla River, where the riv er becomes the line, h eading south until it meets the St. Marks River and continues going downriver until it meets the Gulf. If you hunt west of that line, youre in Zone D, where ar chery and crossbow s easons begin on Oc tober 25 this year. In Z one C (east of that line), archery and crossbow seasons open September 13. To hunt during ar chery season, youll n eed a Florida hunt ing license and an ar chery permit. During c rossbow season, youll need a hunt ing license and crossbow permit. If youre a F lorida resident, an annual hunting li cense will cost $17. N onresidents have the choice of paying $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. Archery and crossbow permits cost just $5 each, and all deer hunt ers must have the $5 d eer permit. Anyone planning on hunting one of Floridas many WMAs must purchase a management area permit for $26.50. And dont forget to pick up the WMA bro chure for the area you w ish to hunt, because hunting season dates on many of the areas often differ from zonal dates. You can pick up a copy of WMA bro chures at your local t ax collectors office or read them at MyFWC. com/Hunting. During archery sea son and that part of c rossbow season that runs concurrent with archery, you can take both legal bucks and antlerless deer (except for spotted fawns). But after archery ends, during the remaining portion of the cross bow season, only legal b ucks may be taken. The daily bag limit on deer is two. Bag limits for deer on WMAs can differ, so check the specifics of the area before you hunt. You can hunt wild hogs on private lands year-round with no bag or size limits. On most WMAs, theres also no bag or size limits, and hogs are legal to take during most hunting seasons except spring tur key. On a few WMAs t hough, bag and size limits do apply, so be sure to check the bro chure for the specific a rea to be certain. Its also legal to shoot gobblers and beard ed turkeys during ar chery and crossbow s easons, assuming you have a turkey permit ($10 for resi dents, $125 for non residents). You can n ow take two turkeys in a single day on pri vate lands, but the t wo-bird fall-season limit still applies, and the daily bag limit for turkeys is still one on WMAs. Its against the law to hunt turkeys in Holmes County in the fall, and its illegal to shoot them while theyre on the roost, over bait, when youre within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when bait is present or with the aid of re corded turkey calls. T he archery permit allows you to bow hunt during the ar chery season. On p rivate property, a crossbow permit en ables you to hunt d uring the crossbow season with either a crossbow or a bow. On WMAs, only hunt ers with a disabled c rossbow permit are allowed to use cross bows during archery s eason. All bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds, and hand-held releas es are permitted. For hu nting deer, hogs and turkeys, broad heads must have at l east two sharpened edges with a min imum width of 7/8 i nch. Tony Young is the media relations coor dinator for the FWCs D ivision of Hunt ing and Game Man agement. He can be r eached with ques tions about hunting a t Tony.Young@MyF WC.com. Huntin Season is Here! Its about time for a ChangeHow about moving your unit to Crescent City RV Park!e only RV Park in the area with a swimming pool! All lots are shaded! Tuesday and ursday adults only in the pool! RV Park 386-698-2020 2359 US Hwy 17 S. Crescent City, FL 32112


LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 14-225-CP Division 52 IN RE: ESTATE OF Harold Rafuse, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Harold Rafuse, deceased, whose date of death was January 12, 2013, File No. 14-225-CP-52, is pending in the Circuit Court for Putnam County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: Putnam County Courthouse, 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 3, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ HAROLD RAFUSE, JR. 1123 S. Highway 19 Palatka, Florida 32177Attorney for Personal Represen tative:/s/ John D. Mussoline Florida Bar No. 132170 415A St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-328-7426 Central heat/air, blinds. Section 8 accepted. Rent al assistance may be available for those who qualify. Call Lucretia 386698-2513. TTD 1-800955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity. This institu tion is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFN OAKWOOD GROVE APTS -1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. Section 8 accepted. Central heat/ air, carpet, blinds, laundry on site. Call Lucretia 386698-2513 TDD 1800-9558771 Equal Housing Op portunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. TFNFOR SALE Waterfront, two pieces of adjoining property approximately 200 yards from St. Johns River on deepwater ca nal. Singlewide home, two place. Recently remodeled o n two lots, additional land attached. East of Bost wick, FL. Asking $78,000. C all 904-348-3903. TFN Email: Mussolinelaw@Bellsouth.net9/3-9/10/14LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2014-288-CP Division 53 IN RE: ESTATE OF AZZIE REE LEWIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of AZZIE REE LEWIS, deceased, whose date of death was August 9, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for PUTNAM County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against deced ents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHST ANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 3, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Curtis A. Lewis 2625 Reagan Street Lithonia, Georgia 30038Attorney for Personal Represen tative:/s/ John F. Sproull Florida Bar No. 116239 314 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 Telephone: 386-325-5301 Fax: 386-325-3049E-Mail: SproullJohnFJr@BellSouth.net9/3-9/10/14 DRIVERS: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! G reat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Ac count. Werner Enterpris es: 1-855-515-8447 9/3 CRESCENT CITY KEN NEL Part-time position. Must have customer ser vice skills. Day & evening hours. Background check required, Mail resume to PO BOX 761 Crescent City Fl 32112. 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Honesty & Integrity QUALITY SERVICE YOUR CAN COUNT ON 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE Residential & Commercial386-698-3747keithbabine@gmail.com CFC 057337 PLUMBING City Commission Regular Meeting September 11, 2014, City Hall 7:00 p.m. 1. Invocation 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Minutes: City Commission Meeting of August 14, 2014 4. Students of the Month: Miller Intermediate School Shantelle Cuzco Middleton Burney Elementary Rorie Butler Old Business 5. Putnam County Community Alliance -Chris Glymph New Business 6. Proclamation 14-05 Healthy Weight Community Champions Recognition Program Mary Garcia 7. Ordinance 14-05 FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CRESCENT CITY AMENDING SECTION 5.C. OF ORDINANCE 10-03 ALSO KNOWN AS CRESCENT CITYS WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION AND RATE ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES. 8. WastePro Consumer Price Index Increase Patrick Kennedy 9. 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