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INTERLACHEN – Red, yellow and blue could be seen from a block away as West Putnam County residents Monday flocked to Hastings Park to celebrate its new playground. 

Despite the heat, a crowd of more than 100 people gathered Monday at the Palatka riverfront to honor fallen and missing veterans on Memorial Day. 

James Clifford Smith, 72, of Crescent City, passed away May 28, 2016.

Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Center of San Mateo is entrusted with arrangements;


He made sure he left no stone unturned.

And the difference in Datwan Lewis’ game was tremendous.

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Paul Frederick Fitzstephens, 86, of Palatka, passed away Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, at Clyde E. Lassen Skilled Nursing Facility in St Augustine surrounded by his family and nursing staff.

Rosetta Jackson Brown, 71, of Palatka, began her eternal life Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Palatka Health Care in Palatka.

Maxine Baker Calloway, 54, passed away suddenly Friday, May 20, 2016, in Vallejo, Calif.

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