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Turning Turtles
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent When biologist Larry Ogren landed in remote Tortuguero, Costa Rica in 1956 to study green sea turtles, he did not know what to expect. A pilot of small plane dropped him off and sent him to a shack in the coconut groves to a man, Bertie Downs, for assistance. Ogren, a student at the time at the University of Florida, went to Tortuguero at the request of his professor and zoologist the late Ar...
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Devotion
The persecution of Christians physically is not a problem in America as yet. We do not have to face crucifixion, or beheading, or the forfeiture of our property because of our religion. However, the recent subpoenas of Pastor’s sermons and other communications should sound an alarm bell in all our minds, as the beginning of something we need to stop in its tracks, for our freedom of speech is now coming under attack. The Christian Faith has al...
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Comedy Happens
Show Times: 7 p.m. Nov. 5-8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 8-9, Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid St., Palatka. Tickets are $15. Wednesday, Nov. 8, is Champagne Opening Night. Reservations: (904) 377-5044. By Mary Connor Palatka Daily News correspondent What happens when two ladies find out they are both engaged to a man called Earnest? Comedy happens, according to River City Players producer Elizabeth van Rensburg. River City Players will present the comedy by ...
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LifeStyles
What do you do when you hear about a future medical leader who needs help? You help, right? Zurisadai Rodriguez a junior at Crescent City Jr.-Sr. High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC, Nov. 14-16. According to a news release from the National Academy of Future Physicians, the congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical ...
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At the Library
The Angel Book Trees will return to the Putnam County libraries Saturday, Nov. 1. Everyone is invited to stop into your favorite library and pick out an angel or two to take shopping at the book store of your choice. All five Putnam County libraries and the Edgar Johnson Senior Center will have Angel Trees. The Angels wear the name, age, gender and a possible type of book for each child. Pick up an angel and take it shopping. Return the angel ...
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South Putnam News
Why it is ??? There is a little part of the basic human nature that makes us hanker for that which we aren’t or don’t have…. i.e., skinny people want to put on a little weight, while the chubby ones would gladly give our extra pounds to them. Brunettes bleach to become blondes, blondes put tints and toners on their heads. Tall folks think short people have more fun, short people wish they could reach that top shelf at the grocery store and lon...
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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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