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Q.I. Roberts Jr.-Sr. High School band will perform its first concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the school beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to the free concert at the school at 910 Highway 100 in Florahome. Although the concert will be free, donations will be accepted to help the director at a later date go with the students to a competition in Troy, Ala., – The South Eastern United States Honor Band. Spokesperson Wanda C. Rutkiewicz is as...
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At the Library
Please join the Melrose Library Association’s Adult Enrichment Program on Thursday at 2 p.m. Anne Ake and Larry Ogren will speak about the challenges and adventures surrounding the launch of the world’s first sea turtle conservation program in Costa Rica. Miss Ake, author of “Turning Turtles in Tortuguero: Stories from the Origins of Sea Turtle Research,” used 20 years of Mr. Ogren’s work with sea turtle as the inspiration for her book. This i...
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Medical Mission
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent Physician assistant Danny Kreisman of Pomona Park said he always wanted to do medical missionary work, but got busy with life’s concerns. Kreisman’s passion was revived in February 2013 when he and his pastor Brian Baker started the South Putnam Medical Mission at the South Putnam Church in Crescent City. Kreisman said they brought the free clinic to the community because many residents who w...
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LifeStyles
It’s a sad day for employees at the Putnam County Courthouse who were used to seeing their beloved friend Chip when they would go to work each day. Many looked forward to seeing their little buddy and friend from the Sciurid lineage, as her best buddy, Donald Wells, treated her to her morning breakfast nuts each day. Chip, the Courthouse Squirrel, died Wednesday (Oct. 15) after being hit by a car in the courthouse parking lot in downtown Palat...
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Tree Art
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent A deep gray carved Florida alligator wraps around the trunk of a cabbage palm at the East Palatka home of Kevin Sharbaugh and Gaye Esperson. Underneath are etched green water lilies while above are whittled green pickerelweed commonly found along the St. Johns River where the couple’s home is located. A Florida manatee, otter and egret, along with other wildlife and plants, are also carved in...
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Devotion
Considering the many news stories about the persecution of Christians throughout the world, the question may now arise, “Why are Christians persecuted?” Perhaps the easiest way to describe it is that at the center of the Christian religion is a Cross and not a sword. The Cross of Christ is more than a symbol of the past. It is the symbol for the Church for all time. Not only did Christ suffer on The Cross, He tells us that we too must suffer i...
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West Putnam News
Interlachen’s Rainbow Garden Club reports that 13 members made a trip to Kanapaha Gardens in Gainesville recently. In a news release, Viv Bly wrote, “We had a very knowledgeable guide for the two hour tour. We had a late lunch at Cracker Barrel. Afterward we made a side trip to Brown’s Produce Market near Melrose for strawberries and other produce.” According to Bly, it was an informative meeting. Other attending included Brenda Hicks, Trish B...
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An Evening of Comedy
Special to the Daily News Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for an intimate evening of theatrical performances when they present “The Actors’ Project.” Entitled “All in the Timing,” the six, one-act plays will be performed in the studio theatre located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. The comedies run today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m....
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LifeStyles
Organizers are counting on the draw of fresh steamed oysters hot on the table along with fish dinners with all the fixins’ to be enough to draw a crowd. It’s not something they haven’t seen before at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Federal Point has been hosting its annual Fish Fry & Oyster Roast for some 35 year. This year’s event will be Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the church at 124 Commrcial Ave. “Rain or shine we will dine” i...
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IHS student models deliver 'Safe and Sober Prom' message
Special to the Daily News INTERLACHEN – Juniors and seniors at Interlachen High School received a visual treat recently as 19 of their fellow students flaunted the latest fashions for the school's upcoming prom. The show, the second of three held in Putnam County, featured students from the IHS Key Club as emcees and models delivering the Safe and Sober Prom message to their classmates. The final show was held at Palatka High School on Feb. 7....
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Final Bow
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent MELROSE – The Lake Area Singers will have their final bow Saturday and Sunday when they put on their last show after 40 years of entertaining local crowds. The group performs “Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites,” a reprise of music from their past performances, according to a release. They include “The Mikado,” “HMS Pinafore,” “Trial By Jury,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Patience.” The show is...
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Entertainment Calendar (Week of 2-7-14)
The entertainment calendar deadline is noon Monday for publication on Thursday. BLEW COUNTRY BAND REHEARSAL, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Downtown Blues Bar & Grille, 714 St. Johns Ave., Palatka. Free and open to the public. Details: 325-5454. PALATKA BABE RUTH is now registering local youth for baseball (ages 4-15) and softball (ages 7-16) for the spring season. Online registration deadline is Feb. 14 at palatkababeruth.baberuthonline.com. Online fee...
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Woman's Club of Palatka names new officers
GFWC Woman’s Club of Palatka Inc. began a new term with the following officers: President, Betty Tyson; President-Elect, Elizabeth van Rensburg; First Vice-President, Jan Guzman; Second Vice-President, Jeanette Adkins; Recording Secretary, Mary Crawford; Corresponding Secretary, Janice R. Coyle; Treasurer, Lucille Estes; Auditor, Yvonne Parrish; and Parliamentarian, Emma Lou Morris, hosting their Opening Tea, one of the social highlights of th...
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Lillian Brown: West Putnam news
Interlachen: Growing and Thriving St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is located on 111 S. Francis Street and hosts the “Fourth Friday For Life” from 10 a.m. till noon. Food is handed out until 2 p.m. and is for West Putnam residents only. Following is a list of services available to Free health screening and follow up care for low income and uninsured with St. Vincent’s Health Van and Family Medical and Dental: phones for the hearing impaired from ...
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