SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, September 15, 2011Vol 29 No. 48 75 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Fire Rescue competing for grantDunnellon Fire Rescue will compete for a $10,000 grant to be awarded by Liberty Mutual through its fire safety program, Be Fire Smart Pledge. Community members can take an online fire safety quiz now through Oct. 31 to help Dunnellon Fire Rescue win a $10,000 grant. Every time someone takes the quiz, a credit will be given to the fire department. To learn more about the Be Fire Smart Pledge, visit www. befiresmart.com/natalienotarpole. Dunnellon Has Talent! event scheduledDunnellon Has Talent!, a benefit event for the TriCounty Pregnancy Center, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 21501 State Road 40. Enjoy the talent and cheer for your favorite performance. For more information, call 489-4026. Fundraiser scheduled for Cage familyA Memorial Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the family of Linda Cage will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24, at the Moose Lodge in Dunnellon. Cage was found shot to death outside her home Aug. 3 in Lake Tropicana. Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Kellie Martel at 352-650-2520. For those unable to attend, donations may be made at Superior Bank in Dunnellon. Dunnellon Garden Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Dunnellon Womens Club at 11756 Cedar St. Bobbi Shaw, the program chairwoman, has scheduled speakers for the coming year. Anyone is welcome to join the club. The Dunnellon Garden club meets the third Thursday monthly, September through May. For more information about the club, call Penny Calloway at 489-1662. Officials not likely to cut millage rate Residents and business owners hoping for a lower tax bill this year will have to wait another year as the Dunnellon City Council approved the tentative millage rate Monday night at its first public hearing, opting to stick with what officials call a roll back rate of 7.1408 mills. But a roll back rate wont mean lower taxes; instead allowing city officials to collect the same amount they did a year ago. Unless the City Council makes any changes between now and Sept. 26, when officials will host the final public hearing, the 2012 Fiscal Year budget for the city will be $3,886,115 million, 25 percent less than a year ago because of falling revenues from gas and sales tax and less shared revenue from the state. City Manager Lisa Algiere indicated the city is likely to receive less funding from the state because of an 8.7 percent dip in population within the city compared to a year ago. And gauging from the City Councils stance on the millage rate, the highest among municipalities in Marion County, it wont budget on reducing it as the clock ticks on an Oct. 1 deadline to have it finalized. Its the same amount of tax money from last year without any drastic cuts in services, said Mayor Fred Ward, adding he was prepared to support the rate as is. Were doing the best we can; were not giving any raises and we havent had to cut services. We do have tough choices to make. Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew agreed. What else could we cut out? Any suggestions? she asked those in attendance with a brief reaction before folks could have a say. Vice-Mayor F.C. Stark agreed the diminished revenues make it tough for the city to cut taxes without cutting services. Were in bad times here, he said, addressing Louise Kenney, who implored the Council to cut the millage rate. We Council addresses concern of reallocation of funds JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MILLAGE page 3 Caitlyn copes It was almost a year ago when then 13-year-old Caitlyn Dunning felt the pains coursing through her stomach. Her mother, Christi, wasnt buying it. Shell tell you I was a horrible mom, Christi recalls. Shed get up in the morning and complain or come home from school, eat a snack and complain about her stomach hurting. I just told her to get over it, its a tummy ache. The pain continued and other symptoms arose: JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsCaitlyn Dunning, 14, was diagnosed a year ago with Ulcerative Colitis. Conservation group to have say in city deal, judge says Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and the Florida Department of Community Affairs will get to have say in the city of Dunnellons agreement with Jerry Dodd, a property owner who wants to develop more than 250 acres on the east side of the Rainbow River, a judge ruled Thursday at the Marion County Courthouse. Still, Marion County Circuit Judge Francis S. King would not rule on the summary judgment sought by the city of Dunnellon and Dodds attorney. Were very happy with todays ruling, said attorney, Ralf Brooks, who represents RRC. Were going to try to continue to come to an agreement with Mr. Dodd. We just want whats best for everyone involved. We really wish we could get the state to purchase it, but theres not enough money in the Florida Forever Funds. But we think that would be a great addition to the state park and really stretch that area out to preserve the environment. The more people you could get to come in there and see how beautiful it is, the more impact it would make. The hearing, intended to King orders city to let RRC offer input on settlement with Dodd JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Mangold accepts plea deal A 34-year-old business owner reached a plea deal with the State Attorneys Office Wednesday, Sept. 7, in relation to charges from a May 9 incident at Circle K in Dunnellon. Jesse Mangold, of Citrus Springs, who was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, accepted a deal requiring him to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $2,901 fine. In addition to the sentence and fine, Mangolds drivers license is suspended for a year. He must serve one year of probation, will have to use an ignition interlock device and as a part of the stipulated agreement, he cannot possess drugs or alcohol. The court ordered Mangold to forfeit all firearms seized during the May 9 traffic stop. According to report, the vehicle was not registered to Mangold and the owner of the vehicle provided consent to search the truck. The report stated both Mangold and the vehicles registered owner told authorities the rifle and other items did not belong to them. During a search of the vehicle Mangold was driving, law enforcement officials found an AR-15 assault rifle, two 30-shot clips (one magazine had 17 bullets and the second clip had 23 bullets) and camouflage body armor. Additionally, a check of the weapon revealed the rifles safety selector switch had been removed, the report stated. However, authorities could not determine if the trigger mechanism had been altered, modifying its use to a fully automatic. According to the arrest report, when Mangold had been asked if the weapon was his, he stated no, adding the rifle isnt fully automatic. I know thats what youre looking for. Police Chief Joanne Black said the weapon is now property of the police department; however, if someone wants to claim it, they have to bring in some type of documentation to prove ownership of the gun. 9/11: WE WILL NEVER FORGET As the sun faded along the horizon Saturday night, the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, rose in the hearts and minds of those attending the 9/11 Celebration of Life and Remembrance Ceremony at American Legion Post 58. There, post officials honored those who lost their lives that fateful September morning as well as those in the U.S. Armed Forces, who have given their lives in pursuit of the terrorists who struck the United States. Members of the Dunnellon Police and Fire departments as well as those who currently serve in the U.S. military were recognized for their dedSee JUDGE page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Post 58 honors those who made sacrifices, lost lives JEFF BRYAN Riverland News DHS freshman afflicted with Ulcerative Colitis F.C. Stark vice mayor issued a stern warning to Lisa Algiere, city manager, about use of funds. See FORGET page 2 Capt. Emily Peters listens to a speaker during Post 58s Celebration of Life ceremony.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News SO YOU KNOWCaitlyn Dunning will participate in the Take Steps for Crohns & Colitis in October in Tallahassee. She is attempting to raise $250. For more information or make a donation, visit Dunnings Facebook page, Cure for Colitis & Crohns. See CAITLYN page 17 Jesse Mangold
Farm Swap Meet slated for Sept. 24Tractor Supply Company will host a Farm Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24, at 11252 N. Williams St. Golden Retriever Rescue reunion Joshuas House for Golden Retriever Rescue will have its annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Rainbow Springs State Park. The reunion is open to all goldens and their families. There will be refreshments, speakers on canine health, therapy dogs, canine good citizens and paw grooming. A Golden Walk in the Park is planned in the afternoon. Rainbow Springs State Park admission is $2 per person. All dogs must be on a leash; they are not allowed in the water and poop scooping is required. Joshuas House is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. All donations made to Joshuas House are used for medical care, feeding and housing of rescue dogs. Money for the event is privately donated by the board and good friends of Joshuas House. For more information, call (352) 527-0669. Walk for Life slated Oct. 15The 12th annual Walk For Life, sponsored by the Tri-County Pregnancy Center, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Events will be in Dunnellon at the Tri-County Pregnancy Life Center on Chestnut Street, Romeo Baptist Church, Williston and Bronson. Registration is at 8:30 and the walk will commence at 9. For more information about the event, call 352-528-0200. Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Candy Craig at 465-7957. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon. ication to protecting citizens throughout the nation. There are people that go into harms way on a daily basis, so you can go about your daily lives, John Taylor, Post commander, said. May God bless our firefighters, our EMTs, our police and our troops. Sgt. Major Mark Davis of the U.S. Marine Corps considers the events of Sept. 11, 2001, todays generation the Kennedy moment. I remember my parents and my grandparents discussing the Kennedy assassination or the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he said. For a common frame of reference, that was my Kennedy moment. The career Marine, who has served years and some change, said he can still recall where he was the moment the planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City. I was listening to the radio and I leaned over to turn it up when the news came out, he explained, noting he was stationed in Texas during the attacks. I quickly went up to my office and everyone was huddled around a television. They said it was a small plane, but it was obvious it was something larger. The nation was about to change or had changed at that point. Certainly it did as President Bush called for a worldwide search of the terrorists who committed such a heinous act. Young Americans responded, Sgt. Major Davis said. We were considered lazy and listless, but when we needed them, Generation X and the Millennials stepped up just like the generations before us. When our nation has the need or put out the call to serve, every generation has answered it. Sgt. Major Davis shared the story of a young sergeant and lance corporal serving in Iraq. The sergeant, a female, was studying to become a mortician. One night, he explained, she volunteered for duty in the communications tent, an area where Marines could call or e-mail families stateside. There she had interacted with several fellow Marines. After her duty was up, she returned to her post. A few days later, intense fighting ensued and casualties were high. The mortuary unit had more bodies than it could handle, but because of her schooling she volunteered to assist with the preparation of the bodies to be sent home to their families. In came the body of that young lance corporal, Sgt. Major Davis explained. He was killed in IED attack. She recognized him and she made sure he was well taken care of for his flight home to his family. Just like in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the younger generation has stepped up just like Americans have in times of crisis. Despite the high death tolls throughout the War on Terror, Sgt. Major Davis noted the terrorists did not win. The terrorists failed, he said. They sought to destroy and divide us a nation. They have not. Every time I walk through an airport, someone shakes my hand and thanks for me what Ive done for our country. I dont believe anyone is divided about what were doing. As the younger generation would say, dont believe all the hype. Those that weve lost they served with honor and dignity, and deserve respect. Most importantly, Sgt. Major Davis said, Sept. 11, 2001 has taught us that the United States will not cower in fear. We continued to stand unafraid, he said. Capt. Emily Peters of the U.S. Air Force echoed those sentiments. We chose not to cower, not to run, not to hide, but fight, said Capt. Peters, who has served for 22 years. We choose to fight; that is the American spirit. Capt. Peters applauded the citizens and businesses for their patriotic spirit during the early years of the War on Terrorism. You showed us your undying support, Capt. Peters, whose parents, Frank and Sue Strobl live in Dunnellon, said. I remember you tied yellow ribbons around trees and light posts. I came home to retrieve my ribbon, but I know there was one who didnt. You did not run, you did not cower; that is the American spirit. 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Jacob Gonzalez was patrolling various areas throughout the Historic District of Dunnellon when he observed a white in color Ford truck stopped in the eastbound lane of West McKinney Avenue at Illinois Street. As Sgt. Gonzalez began to get closer to the vehicle, it turned south onto Illinois Street and he observed a black male subject in a wheel chair roll away from the driver side of the vehicle, the report stated. According to the report, Sgt. Gonzalez paced the vehicle at 25 mph in a 15-mph zone when he initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. After making contact with the driver, Sgt. Gonzalez, observed in plain view, a small, white rock like substance in between his legs on the drivers seat, the report stated. Through training, Sgt. Gonzalez knew the substance to be crack cocaine. He removed it from the vehicle and asked Delill what is this? According to the report, Delill stated its a piece of rock. Sgt. Gonzalez instructed Delill to exit the vehicle, at which time he was informed he was under arrest, placed into handcuffs and put into the backseat of the patrol vehicle. Upon returning to the suspects truck, Sgt. Gonzalez observed another piece of crack cocaine in plain view on the driver side floorboard, the report stated. After collecting the aforementioned crack cocaine, Sgt. Gonzalez conducted an inventory of the vehicle and located a plastic bag containing a green leaf-like substance underneath the cup holder in the center console. Through training, Sgt. Gonzalez knew it to be marijuana, the report stated. Sgt. Gonzalez then made contact with Delill, at which time he was read his Miranda Warning, the report stated. Delill agreed to speak with Sgt. Gonzalez, stating he had just purchased the crack cocaine from the black male in the wheelchair named Cornbread; however, Delill stated, the crack cocaine wasnt for him. Delill also stated the marijuana was his; however, he forgot it was in the vehicle. According to the report, Sgt. Gonzalez performed presumptive field tests on the white, rock like substance and the green leaf like substance. The tests showed the white rock like substance had the presence of cocaine and the green leaf like substance had the presence of marijuana. Delill was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $6,500. He posted bond and was released Sunday afternoon. Powder scare JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPersonnel with the Marion County Hazard Materials Unit survey a spot where a suspicious package of powder was found Thursday afternoon outside the west entrance to First Presbyterian Church on Walnut Street. According to Marion County Fire and Rescue, the team was called to the scene after Dunnellon Fire Rescue and the Dunnellon Police Department arrived at the church and found the package discovered by an employee of the church. The powder was tested and found to a sugary substance, a spokesperson with MCFR said. COMMUNITY EVENTS FORGET continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News
Chamber seeks volunteers, sponsors for Jazz UpThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers and sponsors for the annual Jazz Up Dunnellon, which will be Saturday, Oct. 15. If you would like to be a part of event, attend the Jazz Up Committee Meetings at from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, 20500 E. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call Beverly Leisure, executive director, at 489-2320. Friend of the Library to host book sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a half-priced sale Sept. 10 through Sept. 24 at its Book Store inside of the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public LibraryNew Crime Stoppers discount cards availableThe new 2011-12 Crime Stoppers of Marion County Discount Card is available and free for the asking. The card, featuring the local Crime Stoppers tipsline phone number (368STOP), offers yearlong discounts at a dozen Ocala businesses. Its available at Soapys Car Washes in Ocala and at State Road 200 and Southwest 93rd Court or call 843-1499 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. focus on the one issue, lasted more than 60 minutes. Judge King pointed out to both sides as the hearing drug on. Were way, way off where were supposed to be, she told the attorneys for both parties. I think you all have lost sight of that. Now, I want you to focus. Judge King urged both parties to come together and attempt to reach a deal best for all of those involved. However, she noted, both sides should factor in those who would actually be impacted by a deal between the city and developer. If they arent going to be impacted, then thats something that should be considered, she explained of potential lawsuits citizens would be burdened by. I think some of the issues here could be easily resolved. You can resolve this, if its a matter of a simple issue of feet in measurement, you can do this. At the close of the hearing, Judge King pointed out all of the documentation provided by the attorneys for both groups. See all of the trees you killed to do this, she said. The lawsuit by RRC and the DCA stems from an agreement the city reached with Dodd in March 2010, and signed in July 2010, for his company to drop a lawsuit for $7.7 million in which Conservation Land Group, LLC and Rainbow River Ranch, LLC were submitting claims against the city under the Bert Harris, Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act. The City Council unanimously approved the deal. The act is a state law that gives landowners who believe their property rights are restricted by local government actions, the opportunity to file for compensation. The act is named after its author, who was a democratic state representative from Lake Placid. The owner claimed actions by the city had caused a loss in the fair market value of the properties. Specifically, it was the city approving changes to its comprehensive plan in development density and adopting ordinances on river protection, water and sewer, and trees and vegetation. The plaintiffs are seeking a judgment declaring that the March 19 settlement agreement by city over the Rainbow River property is inconsistent with Dunnellons comprehensive plan. The individual plaintiffs are identified as owning or residing on property that is adjacent, nearby or very close to the subject development. The document includes aerial maps showing the plaintiffs property locations. It also lists their distance from and proximity to the proposed development. do sympathize with what youre saying; we pay taxes too. However, Stark also pointed out to his fellow council members as well as city staff the key word regarding the budget. The operative word here is tentative, he said. Stark also let it be known he was concerned with the reallocations of money throughout the Sewer, Water and Communications as well as Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), or Taxing Increment Financing District (TIFD). We have to and must go into proper accounts to get the funds we need, he explained. If we dont, were going to get into trouble. He stressed his point again with Algiere and Jan Smith, city finance director, during the Budget Workshop. Im telling you, Im giving you notice, Stark said. You have to be careful where you are doing your allocation. If its only to be used that for which is prescribed in the state statutes, you have to be extremely careful or you can run afoul of the law. Its happened here before. Algiere nodded in agreement. We take it serious, she said. We looked very hard at what were doing. We feel we allocated the funds very fairly. Councilman Dennis Evans said he was confused by the whole budget process. He said he couldnt understand how in the General Fund budget, Algiere and others were taking less than a year before. Ive never dealt with a budget before in my job, I dont deal with a budget at home, he explained. If I dont have the money, I cannot afford it and I dont spend it. Im having trouble understanding this; I just need help in understanding it. It doesnt make a lot of sense. Algiere explained her salary is made up of the five budgets across the board, because she works for each department, as does Smith. Both of their salaries consist of money from the Sewer, Water, Communications, General Fund and CRA budgets. Eddie Esch, the assistant public works director, is paid from Sewer, Water, Communication and the General Fund, because of his job responsibilities for varying departments, including Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. While the City Council understood the method used to balance salaries across the board through the various departments, they wanted a break down of what each department contributes to each employees salary. Id like to be able to comprehend the budget, Evans said. How many employees do we have, the total number and their salary range. Id like to know how the allocation of salaries works. It bothers me. Algiere noted she would have the figures for the City Council at its next meeting. In other budget action, the council: Approved the tentative CRA or TIFD budget of $628,757, with more than $400,000 to be transferred from reserves. Approved the tentative water budget of $752,593. Approved the tentative sewer budget of $2,030,870. 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Officials are proposing a budget of $2,749,218 for initiative, and part of the tentative funds will be used to pay back $747,123 of bond obligations. Delayed in launching the program twice this year, because of the inability to secure the muchneed fiber for the system, officials noted portions of the fiber are already being installed and the remainder of the shipment will likely be in the coming weeks. City Manager Lisa Algiere explained the system should be fully operational and available to the public by November, perhaps midDecember at the latest to hook up the full package. Once it is up, Algiere said, Greenlight should be making slightly more than $2 million. She said the number is based on 1,250 customers with an eventual ramping up of subscribers to the services the city plans on offering, which includes television, high-speed Internet and phone. We started small, she explained. And we added up toward the end of the year. Vice-Mayor F.C. Starke was more concerned with getting the system implemented as soon as possible. If we dont get this in the ground soon, were going to have big problems, big problems, Vice Mayor F.C. Starke said. Officials have budgeted $343,000 in employee salaries. Currently, Greenlight has seven employees with plans to add four more once the system is fully operational. With the resignation of General Manager Jessie Mason early this year, Algiere said she, Eddie Esch, the assistant city public works director, and Jan Smith, the citys finance director, have shared the role of general manager, splitting the salary. Next years budget calls for a total of $55,572 in executive salaries. Other necessary items budgeted include $955,533 for contractual obligations, which includes programming, rentals and pole attachments. Operating and office supplies, budgeted at $302,618, includes set top boxes consumers will need. The City Council will give final approval for the budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News MILLAGE continued from page 1 JUDGE continued from page 1 Blue Run Vet ribbon-cutting Special to the Riverland NewsBlue Run Veterinary Practice at 20669 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in the Historic Distoric District recently had its ribbon-cutting ceremony as a new member of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce and grand opening. COMMUNITY EVENTS
River views Those who talk need to walk the walk When you read letters to the opinion page of the newspaper or listen to talking heads on television, everyone seems to have the answer to our unemployment and economic problems. The solutions are based on their particular ideology. Lets examine some facts. I believe both liberals and conservatives would agree that unemployment is the biggest problem facing our country at this time. Both liberals and conservatives, if they look at facts, would agree that small business has created at least 65 percent to 70 percent of the jobs in our country. If both sides in the political arena agree that creating more jobs is crucial to getting out of the recession, what is the problem? The problem is the articles you read and the people you hear on television talk the talk, but have never walked the walk. Why not look for answers with the people who do the hiring? This letter is not intended to tell you how to think, its a plea to ask you to think. If you are going to vote, be informed. Check the Internet and listen to small business owners. They will explain why they cant grow their business and are reluctant to add new employees. Dont listen to politicians or newspaper editorials, which push their own agenda. To be quite blunt, how the hell do they know? They dont run a small business and refuse to listen to those who do. One place to hear from small business owners, in their own words, is www.nfib.com. The National Federation of Independent Business was founded in 1943 and represents members from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There are other sites that can also be helpful. Please take the time to understand the problem before you vote. Dont re-elect the people who created the problem. Lynn Black Dunnellon Towns glass is half full, not half empty Im writing in response to Septembers letter, Writer missed point of what derelict is. Though the writer had most of the definition of derelict right, it also means a destitute or rejected person. Now who has came into a Dunnellon shop and been rejected? But thats not the point in this letter. The Aug. 18 guest column, in my opinion, was fantastic. He was looking to the things that we do have here, the great business owners and great businesses. The relatively short time that I have been here, I havent seen derelict here! Yes, we have homes and business buildings that no longer have occupants, but does that really make it derelict? I dont think so. The state of music education in public schools Hands down W arning: This is an adults only column! I have one word for you, plastics! Unlike the movie The Graduate, I am not talking stocks. I need to invest in some plastic glassware. Is that an oxymoron? I have broken three drinking glasses in the past month. If this keeps up, I may have to skip the glass and start drinking from the carton or the faucet. As I have aged, my essential tremor has gotten worse. Remember, essential tremor is basically an inability to stop shaking. It usually shows in your hands, head or lip movement. If you are lucky like me, you win the Triple Crown and shake all three. Doing the simple things in life becomes harder than you would imagine. I now have added a tic to my list of bodily inflictions. My right arm automatically jerks when it accidentally touches something. Hence, the three broken glasses this month. I feel like my body is the star of a Mel Brooks movie. If I start hearing horses neighing when someone calls my name I am going to look for the camera. When I lived in Connecticut, I worked with a woman named Pauline. They dont make them like Pauline anymore. She passed away in 1999. Pauline was from the era where men were men and women were broads. She was a great old broad! Pauline told it how she saw it. I miss her straight forwardness and her sense of humor. One day, I was trying to refill my stapler and I was getting frustrated because I kept dropping the staples. I made a heavy sigh and let an expletive fly. Pauline said well, this is a family paper so how can I put this delicately? Its not a bad word, its just parents may have to do some explaining that they really dont want to do. She told me dont worry. You cant help it if your (toy that a woman might use to make a certain part of her body happy), is stuck on high! If only my shaking gave me the same pleasure, I would be a very happy woman. Well, my shaking is now stuck on over drive. I wish I had an off switch. The funny part is I got to experience what it is like for you to view my shaking. There is a guy in Ocala that works at one of the big box stores. He has essential tremor also. I recognized it right away. It is different from a Parkinsons shake, which is more of a whole body jilting. Anyway, the whole time I am talking to him I want to yell Stop shaking! I couldnt concentrate, because I was fascinated by his shaking. It was an out of body experience. I stood in your shoes watching me. It was an uncomfortable feeling watching myself in someone elses body. I havent given up on glassware. I dont like drinking out of plastic cups. It is a texture thing. Come to think of it I probably spill more with plastic cups than I do with glasses. The only good thing about plastic is it doesnt break when I drop it. Heavier glass is easier for me to hold than plastic. Mugs arent much of a help either. My hand tends to rock back and forth when I hold one. Most of what I am carrying ends up on the floor. If there are any inventers out there, could you please invent a non-spill glass for adults? I could keep you busy for years. My list of things that need to be shake proof is endless. Lets see theres cell phones (forget texting it takes an hour to type one sentence), iPods, soup bowls, etc. In the meantime, I may be forced to use a sippy cup if I run out of drinking glasses. The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS GUEST COLUMN LETTERS TIME TO SMILE OUT TO PASTOR W e, speaking with one united voice on behalf of the Marion County Music Association, feel compelled and obligated to share our concern about the state of music education in Marion County Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year. Firstly, we understand and empathize with the demands of major budget cuts to the Florida educational system and to the Marion County School Board. In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature passed a budget in which the Florida educational system suffered radical cuts in funding. In turn, each Florida school district has been forced to create innovative approaches in which to educate our students. We agree with Superintendent Jim Yancey that no one and no curriculum area in Marion County Public Schools is exempt from the effects of such drastic budget cuts. We know that we all must accept change and be ready to do so. We can only imagine that the duty which faces each Marion County School Board member is lofty in request and accountability. We commend both Superintendent Yancey and the Marion County School Board for exhibiting resourcefulness, as well as working toward minimal staff dismissals, while still attempting to impose a minimal negative impact on our students educational process. Having stated the above; however, we are unable to lend our professional support to the most recent changes that have been implemented in our students music education for the coming 2011-12 school year. Within the past three weeks Marion County Public Schools has filled five vacant elementary music teacher positions with currently-employed elementary music teachers of other schools. This model of instructional delivery translates into five elementary music teachers in Marion County Public Schools having the responsibility of overseeing and teaching in 10 elementary schools music programs. Each student of the 10 schools being shared will receive half of the music instructional time that they received last year and that their other students in the county will receive. On a typical schedule, if an elementary student attends music class once weekly for 30 to 40 minutes for an entire school year, his/her instructional time is valued at 18 to 24 hours for the entire year. This does not include class cancellations, non-teaching situations, emergencies and any other factors. In effect, the quality and quantity of music instructional time at these paired schools has been cut in half. If we look at the typical schedule and cut that in half, a student would be fortunate to receive as little as nine to 12 hours of quality instruction in music for the entire year. While it has been said that the priority during these budget cuts is to have minimal negative impact on our students, these new assignments achieve exactly the opposite. Also, within the past two weeks, Marion County Public Schools has eliminated the $147,000 previously budgeted toward high school and middle school band programs, as well as the $750,000 in discretionary funding for middle and high schools, which was intended to help support these band programs. Most middle and high school band programs do not have the Booster Club support to help keep these programs running without county funding. Again, these cuts directly and negatively impact our students musical education. These actions seem unfortunate to music educators and music education supporters, considering Dr. Eric J. Kathleen Wallace THE MARION COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Riverland News See GUEST page 11 See LETTERS page 7 Im not broke, Im just financially challenged A s I was listening to the president give his speech on the countrys economy last week I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math was never my strong suit. In fact, when it comes to math, I do not wear a suit at all. I would wear my birthday suit but it is too wrinkled and believe me, spandex is stretching it too much. Oddly enough, my checkbook balance is never the same as the balance on the statement from the bank. My banks haughty assumption is that they are right and I am wrong. The thing that gripes me is, as much money as I am paying my bank through all of the miscellaneous fees, I should not have to balance my checkbook. That should be a service gladly rendered by my financial institution. The last time I was in my bank, I coyly suggested this to the teller and she looked at me, laughed as though I was telling her a joke and then handed me a lollipop. Believe me; balancing my checkbook is no joking matter. As I was working over my checkbook, I was groaning, moaning and sighing rather deeply. Enough so, that it disturbed my residential companion. Finally, she said to me in that sarcastic tone of voice reserved just for me, Whats got you so disturbed tonight? At first, I did not want to tell her. After all, it is my responsibility to balance the checkbook. We have a wonderful give-and-take relationship. My responsibility is to deposit money into the checkbook while her responsibility is to make sure the checks fly out of our checkbook as quickly and smoothly as possible. Then, somebody at our financial institution came up with the brilliant idea of the check card. Now the money flies out faster than it ever did before. Our money flies faster than the speed of sound, but occasionally my groans do catch-up, and tonight was one such night. I looked at my wife, swallowed several times, and then blurted out, I think were broke. After I said that, I did feel a little bit relieved. However, it did not last long. What do you mean were broke? The way she emphasized the word were caused me a little bit of uneasiness. I mean, I tried to explain; we have run out of money. Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7
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Methodist church to host flea marketFirst United Methodist Church will have a flea market, bake sale and caf, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. First United Methodist Church is along West State Road 40. For more information, call 489-4026.Hope Evangelical Sunday School classesSunday school classes at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Confirmation classes begin at 8. Parents and grandparents should pre-register children now. Children who are at least 3 years old by Sept. 1 may register for pre-kindergarten. Registration forms are available at the church office. Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd.Sunday school at PeacePeace Lutheran Church will host Sunday morning Bible Classes for children and youth at 9 a.m. beginning Sept. 4. Adult Bible Study groups also meet at 9 Sundays as well as 10 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunday morning worship service is at 10 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is 5 miles north of Dunnellon at the junction of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. For more information, call the church office at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Quantum-Touch workshop slatedA workshop on Quantum-Touch will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at Unitarian Universalist of Citrus County, 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. 41). The workshop will be taught by Patricia Wagner, certified Quantum-Touch practitioner and instructor and intrinsic coach. Cost without course or CEU credit (for the layperson) is $59. Call Patricia at (352) 369-3029 or (813) 785-7757, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop registration details. Church preps for annual Trash to Treasure SaleThe Church of the Advent will present its annual Trash to Treasure Sale Saturday, Sept. 24. (Rain Date will be Oct 1.) Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to participate. The church is at 11251 County Road 484, in front of the new fire station. For registration and information, call Al Sickle at 352208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428.North Oak hosting Saturday night serviceNorth Oak Baptist Church is now hosting a Saturday night praise, prayer and power service 6 p.m. at its church at the corner of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. Child care through 36 months will be available by background screened childrens workers. For more information, call 489-1688 or 746-1500. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at email@example.com. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41.Lutheran Church part of Angel Food MinistriesHope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs is part of Angel Food Ministries. To sign up or learn more about Angel Food, current menu, order food or learn of pick up dates and time, call the church office at 489-5511 or Victor Kahler at 465-4182. All orders are prepaid by check, cash or money order. To learn how to order using the internet and a credit or debit cad, call Victor Kahler. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 0008FLN The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 0008KOP Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service Lighthouse Baptist Church New Sunday Evening Series What On Earth Is Going On In The World? This is an informative and prophetical look at the Bible and our times WEDNESDAYS 5:30 pm . . Music Rehearsal 7 pm . . . . Bible Study & Prayer In Citrus Springs 974 W. G. Martinelli Blvd. On the corner of W.G. Martinelli Blvd. and Citrus Springs Blvd. (352) 489-7515 Rev. F. Jess Burton, Pastor Cell Phone 352-208-3055 Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 0008FGM 0008VO3 0008FFI Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 0008FL3 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Rite I 8:00AM Coffee Hour 9:00AM Rite II 10:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 0008FHT Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Interim Pastor Tim Turner (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 0008FM0 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 00078B6 0006ZUU U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NCUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 AM With Communion Each Week Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sharing Gods Light 352-489-4026 www.SharingGodsLight.org 0008FIN 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 0008FGF MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 Church schedules Old-Fashioned Country Fair dates St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will hosts the second annual Old-Fashioned Country Fair with Crafters Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at its church at 7525 S. U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The hours will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission and parking will be free. On Saturday, a car show will be featured in conjunction with the fair. Participants can check in between 8 and 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.stjohncc.com. The Country Fair will feature a variety of live entertainment including Captain Jon, the Singing Riverboat Captain; the Summer Springs Sweet Adeline Chorus, Father Eric & the True Blues Band; The Spirit of Ocala Irish Dancers, Holiday Travel Resort Line Dancers, the Ocala Highland Games Demonstration and others. Fairgoers also will find a variety of games, and activities such as a Cake Walk, a Dunk Tank, Climbing Wall, 17-foot slide and a Bounce House. On Saturday, they can take a ride through the enchanted forest in a carriage pulled by the horses that appeared Pirates of the Caribbean. An important part of every fair is the food and St. Johns has that well covered. Three will be a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and a chicken barbeque from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations for either meal will be $ 7 per adult and $3.50 per child. An Ala Carte menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, peppers and homemade sausage, desserts, and drinks will be available at anytime on both days. Fairgoers also can snack on funnel cakes and snow cones and relive old memories as they visit the Old-Fashioned Soda Shop. For those who enjoy games of chance, the fair offers a raffle. Among the many prizes that can be won will be a $500 cash prize, a Wild Hawg Hunt for three and a Night at the Ocala Symphony with accompanying dinner for two at Mesa de Notte Italian Restaurant in Ocala. For more information, call the church office at 489-3166) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call Claire Hamilton, event chairwoman, at 4654477. Mary F. Tolcser, 64Mary F. Tolcser, 64 of Ocala, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at West Marion Community Hospital. Survivors include a son, Thomas; four daughters, Angela, Debra, Robyn and Kathryn. A rosary will be Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon where a memorial mass will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be sent to robertsofdunnellon.com. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon provided information. Gerald Wilson Fuller, 81Gerald Wilson Fuller, 81, of Dunnellon, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; 3 step-children, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Information provided by the National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park. Hairstylist Jenifer Boscarino will give haircuts at the Old-Fashioned Country Fair from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. A donation of $10 per hair cut is suggested and all proceeds will go to Helping Hands Food Pantry that distributes food to those in need. Jenifer is the owner of Jenifers Hair Studio. Get trimmed up at the fair Jenifer Boscarino Claire Hamilton Obituaries Church events
Why should that get you all riled up, she said with a little bit of chipper in her voice. Just a little more than I was comfortable with under our present circumstances. The presidents on television right now telling us that the countrys broke. So I guess that means were all in the same boat. Both of us were quiet as we listened to the president continue his speech on the economy. Actually, I was a wee bit more concerned about the economical condition of my checkbook then the countrys economy. Im broke simply because I have more bills than I have money. The country is broke because it spends money on things other than bills. And, when the government runs out of money all it has to do is to print more money. The thing that really aggravates me is that if I would treat my checkbook like the government treats its checkbook the government would have me arrested and thrown in jail for the rest of my life. Which, upon further thought, maybe a plan out of my desperate economic disposition. For in jail, the government would pay all my bills. In jail, I would not have a grocery bill. All of my medical needs would be taken care of by good ole Uncle Sam. I certainly would not have to save money for a rainy day. Further consideration brought me to the conclusion that I may not like some of the people in prison. After all, there may be former politicians who are locked up for some scandalous activity they were caught at. Who wants to spend their time with that crowd? Just as I was sinking deeper into the slough of despondency, my wife, as usual, came to my rescue. If I gave her a nickel for every bright idea she has come up with in our married life I would be broke. Which, by the way, maybe why I am broke now. Her amazing solution was simply this, Were not broke, were just financially challenged. Why do I never come up with all of these brilliant ideas? Being broke is one thing but being financially challenged is something altogether different. I do not want to be broke. Now, thanks to my wife, I am no longer broke I am simply financially challenged. That sounds so much better. I worried my heart sick thinking I was broke when in reality I was merely financially challenged. I wonder if I could somehow get this message to our dear president. If I can get him a message I would simply say this, Mr. President, our country is not broke as you are insinuating. We are simply financially challenged. Everybody has his or her own solution to problems. Especially if it is a political problem. I like how the Bible puts it. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12 KJV). Someone said it like this, a rose by any other name is still a rose. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P .O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. The writer had a point in saying that many things have left or been replaced with other things, but so what? Times change and so people must. Whats wrong with the Walmart? The Walmart has helped many people including my family and, I know hundreds of others in my case, more so than say Food Lion or Kash and Karry, which is now Sweetbay. I have no qualms about any store, business or shop we have here, or that has been here, they all serve a purpose. Yes, we need other things here, but our economy needs to get better as a whole before people can open more businesses and buy houses. There are businesses here that have been open many years, because of the customers they do get and when the population grows because we have our northern visitors come here for our mild winters. There is a fine line between critique and criticizing, and when you do the latter it offends many people and many business owners and belittles what they do. There are so many great people here! Have you been into some of these places such as Flavors, the fancy ice cream shop? Its good ice cream and a good place to be. Or Grumbles, which has great plants and gardening things? Always Something has wonderful antiques and some really neat things, and the numerous restaurants we have here like Penn Station, Blue Gator, Go for Dougnuts, and all the rest of the great places. Look around at the people and the great places we have here. This towns glass is not half empty.Carla Babbs Dunnellon He dont know Dunnellon do he In reference to the Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 8 edition titled Dunnellon, no longer small, friendly town, I wish to say the writer of the letter last week doesnt know Dunnellon too well. I know Walmart came in. I know they sell a lot of stuff made in China, I know it can make it difficult for small businesses in the area. I am one of them, I own a yarn shop, the Stitch Niche, right here in downtown Dunnellon. I have owned the shop here for over five years. They are my competition, just like Ace Hardware and Nichols Lumber have some competition between each other as well as with Walmart. I dont hear them complaining that Ace hurts Nichols or vise versa. Business owners grow and evolve to keep their businesses alive. Yes, we are in a slump. Walmart, too. They have downsized their inventory just like the rest of us. Sorry, I got off the track of what I wanted to say. Dunnellon is still a small, friendly town. Three weekends ago proved it. I sponsored an event at Ernie Mills Park call Kids Day Out/Back to School Festival. There was no way on earth I could have done it all by myself. I started asking business, in Dunnellon, as well as its citizens. I had over 75 citizens and over 20 businesses who said: Yes, Ill help. Not one that I asked said no. I guess I live in a cave because to me that says a lot about Dunnellon and its people. I have lived in several towns and cities in my life and not one can hold a candle to Dunnellon for being warm, friendly, helpful and supportive. I know no one likes the red-light cameras, their not my favorite thing about Dunnellon, but I hear on the news that Orlando is installing 82 more. We have four. If everyone that comes to Dunnellon from outside the city stops at the lights when they turn red, we would not have these cameras. I know that would have been easier, but it didnt happen that way. So now here we are: dealing with a recessed economy, redlight cameras and Walmart, but life goes on, deal with it. Again I wish to say thank you to all those who helped with Kids Day Out. Lets do it again next year, but even better.Viola Soffe Dunnellon Post 58 says thank for 9/11 Celebration of LifeThe American Legion Post 58 of Dunnellon, would like to give thanks to all that attended and helped present the Posts Celebration of Life, commemorating the attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Special thanks go to Commander John Taylor, our guest speakers, Stu Weisbaum, Post Service Officer and former NYPD officer; Capt. Kimberly Peters, U.S. Air Force; Sgt. Major Mark T. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps; Post Chaplain Eugene Thomas; Dunnellon High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard and Maj. Gillam; Jillian Capps, soloist; Bernard Gray, taps; Bea Fischer and the Ladies Auxiliary; deejay Terry Gorman; Carl Boos, ticket sales; Joey Weisbaum, bartender; Ralph Guckenberg, kitchen; Sam Scott, sound technician; Bill Robinson, T-shirt sales; Charles Shaw, videographer and photographer, and Jeff Bryan, Riverland News, for his coverage.. The attendance of Police Chief Joann Black and her officers, Lt. Troy Slattery and the firefighters and EMTs from Dunnellon Fire Rescue, showed that the efforts of law enforcement and Firefighters/EMTs nationwide, will always be appreciated by the public. The invigorating and motivational speeches by all of our speakers made it a truly memorable evening. If you attended, you know for a fact that the spirit of this great nation is alive and well right here in Dunnellon. To the young and old, and those in between, and all those that participated to make this a truly special community event, thank you! Frank Strobl Membership Chairman American Legion Post 58Thank you Dunnellon for a great nightRelay for Life Piggybankers/City of Dunnellon team would like to express our appreciation to Greenlight Communications for the opportunity to participate in the free Movie in the Park event Saturday, Sept. 10. As host of this event, Greenlight Communications so graciously allowed us to provide concession items to raise money for our Relay for Life Team. Thank you to everyone who donated items to the concession stand including: Pizza Hut, Little Caesars Pizza, Walmart, Sue Lavac, Francine Daniel, Chief Joanne Black, Mandy Roberts, Andy Nester, Charlene Williams and Shawn Houle. Thank you Superior Bank for providing free popcorn to everyone. Our team would also like to thank Jeff Bryan, Riverland News, and the community for coming out and enjoying this evening with us. Without your attendance, this event would not have been possible or a success. Last, but not least, to all the PiggyBankers/City of Dunnellon team members that attended and helped sell these items. We couldnt have done it without you all. Relay for Life will be Friday, April 6, 2012, at Dunnellon High School. We would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy this experience with us. Relay for Life kick off will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Dunnellon Christian Academy. The kick-off event is for all Relay teams or potential teams to sign up and participate in Relay for Life 2012 in support of American Cancer Society. Again, we say thank you to Green Light Communications for an outstanding free community event that allowed our hometown to enjoy a great Movie in the Park together, at no cost. We look forward to participating in many more of these events in the future. With thanks and appreciation, PiggyBankers/City of Dunnellon 2012 Relay for Life Team.Police offers thanks to Boy Scouts, Post 58The Dunnellon Police Department would like to thank Boy Scout Troop 452 and the Dunnellon City Council for the wonderful 9/11 ceremony, which was Wednesday, Sept. 7. After the Proclamation was read by the Vice Mayor F.C. Starke, Boy Scout Troop 452 presented the Dunnellon Police and Fire departments with a Flag of Heroes flag. This flag has the names of all those whom perished during the 9/11 attack listed on the flag. We are so honored to receive this flag and have displayed it in the police department lobby. Also, we would like to give a special thank you to the American Legion Post 58 for hosting the 9/11 Celebration of Life ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10, to honor all first responders and to make sure we Never Forget what occurred on 9/11 as well as those who lost their lives during this horrific event. So many people lost their lives, our citizens united and we became a stronger nation after this event. The keynote speakers shared their personal experiences while working at Ground Zero or while serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, which had an impact on the entire event. Thank you for opening your doors and sharing this event with the great citizens of Dunnellon. 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 Officer Miley slowly lowers the American flag to be replaced with a flag that been flown in Afghanistan since the War on Terror started after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsBoy Scout Troop 452 presents a flag of honor to the Dunnellon Police Department and Dunnellon Fire Rescue during the Dunnellon City Council 9/11 ceremony, which was Wednesday, Sept. 7, at City Hall. Members of Boy Scout Troop 452 salute as the American flag at City Hall is replaced with a flag presented to the city that was flown in Afghanistan. Vice Mayor F.C. Stark reads the citys proclomation during the City Councils memorial in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Officer Mike Miley of the Dunnellon Police Deparment and Lt. Troy Slattery of Dunnellon Fire Rescue, top, unfold a flag presented to the city of Dunnellon from Staff Sgt. Ivonne Alcedo, who served in Afghanistan with the National Guard. She brought the flag home from there after her tour of duty. A s the American flag prepared to come down at City Hall, Vice Mayor F.C. Stark implored those in attendance to never forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington, D.C. We, as a nation, have a habit of quickly forgetting things, he said. I urge you to never forget this, to always remember. During the ceremony, Boy Scout Troop 452 presented the Dunnellon Police Department and Dunnellon Fire Rescue with a flag of honor bearing the names of those killed on Sept. 11. The city was presented with a flag from Staff Sgt. Ivonne Alcedo, who noted it had been flown in Afghanistan where she served a tour of duty with her National Guard unit.
Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 9 Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsBailey Decker, left, and Barrett Willingham of the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC prepare to present the colors Saturday during the American Legion Post 58s Celebration of Life ceremony. Jillian Capps sings the national anthem during the opening of the ceremony. She also performed God Bless America later in the event. Bernard Gray from the Leesburg Post plays taps at the end of the Celebration of Life service to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks as well as those troops whove sacrificed their lives in the War on Terror. Post 58 Chaplain Eugene Thomas and Post Service Officer Stewart Weisbaum salute during the presentation of the colors. A flag of heroes sits in the background of items adorning a table with mementos from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Sgt. Major Mark Davis of the U.S. Marine Corps addresses those in attendance at the American Legion Post 58 Ceremony of Life celebration.
Boys and Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Now is the time to donate for the upcoming tax season. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call (352) 330-5518. U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or email@example.com. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 00098K4 APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED COMPLETE DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT 0 0 0 9 1 A X SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 21 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 00098H7 Cleanmaster F ALL S PECIALS Steam or Dry Cleaning $ 15 Per Room 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 COMMUNITY EVENTS
Blood drive slated Sept. 15Floridas Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Rainbow Springs Clubhouse. General requirements change each year, so ask the staff to see if you are eligible to donate or visit www.floridasbloodcenters.org to view the health requirements. Everyone must have a picture ID. Each donor will receive a specialty T-Shirt, a round of golf for one with cart at Rainbow Springs Golf Course and other local coupons. Smith, the previous Florida Commissioner of Education, wrote in a 2009 memorandum to all district superintendents in the state that research shows a correlation between student participation in school arts education programs with student achievement. Furthermore, Dr. Smith elaborates: A new study of the Florida 2007-08 12th-grade cohort, consisting of 188,859 students, illustrates a powerful correlation between participation in fine arts courses, higher academic success in the classroom, and higher scores on the FCAT. You can find this research documentation and additional information about the importance of music education in our schools at the Florida Music Educators Association website, www.flmusiced.org, under Advocacy. We concur with Arne Duncan, the current U.S. Secretary of Education, who wrote to school and education community members in 2009, stating the following: At this time when you are making critical and far-reaching budget and program decisions for the upcoming school year, I write to bring your attention to the importance of the arts as a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. In view of the above, we firmly, yet humbly, implore the superintendent and the Marion County School Board to seek other recourses to combat these financial obligations. We must not allow the music education of Marion Countys students to be negatively affected in the current ways that have been above outlined. We must not allow the music education of Marion Countys students to suffer. We would like to request a temporary solution where current vacant music teacher positions have certified fulltime substitute teacher replacements. This is consistent with the way that other teaching positions of core subject areas are currently handled (as music is outlined as a core subject area per the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). This temporary solution will maintain the amount of musical instruction that students receive without reducing or disrupting the music education at another school. We thank the Marion County Public Schools, the Marion County School Board members, and the Superintendent for their compassion and understanding towards our students needs. We understand the challenge that is presented. 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12 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 Coupons for Education kicks off Monday Dunnellon Elementary School starts Coupons for Education sales Monday, Sept. 19. Coupons will be on sale through Friday, Oct. 14. Take a look and see if there is anything you can use. Purchasing them will help our school get needed supplies. Thank you so much. Ms. Lisa Bubbas yoga class has started here at DES. This is a great way to relax and rejuvenate. Classes are at 4 p.m. Thursdays in the music room (No. 509). The cost is $44 for eight classes. Bring a mat, light hand weights and wear comfortable clothing. For more information, call Ms. Bubba at 489-8051. Student volunteers from Dunnellon High School recently visited our school to sign up for a mentoring program titled, Tiger to Cub. This project is the platform Danielle Prinz used when she won the Queen of the Rainbow title. The high school students will buddy up with a fourth-grader. They choose the times and days that best suits their schedules. Then they will be available for their fourth-grader to help with school work as well as being an all-around friend. We at DES are excited about this program and look forward to it being implemented in other grades as well. Thank you to volunteers and to Prinz for starting this wonderful opportunity for both schools. We will be giving you more information as the program gets rolling. Our book fair only has one more day. This time is always met with a lot of excitement by students and staff. One parent came in before school and commented: No wonder the students get so excited about the fair! Thanks to Ms. Amy Roland for making this a fun and worthwhile event each year. And thanks to all the parents who have supported it by allowing their students to purchase books! RITA HUTON For the Riverland News CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sept. 19 Book fair ends; Coupons for Education sales start. Sept. 19 6 p.m. SAC meeting in media center. Sept. 20 School pictures. Sept. 20 2:30 p.m. PTO meeting. Sept. 21 Early release for students, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 27 Altrusa ReadIn. Back-to-School Dance slated for DMS students; SAC to host first meeting Dunnellon Middle School will enjoy a Backto-School Dance from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Caf. The cost of the dance is $5 plus a canned food item. The canned food items collected are for our annual holiday food baskets, going to those families less fortunate than ourselves. Dunnellon Middle Schools Coupons for Education fundraiser will be available for purchase starting Monday, Sept. 19. There are many new money saving offers and a new look. Mr. Jones in our Media Center is once again heading-up this program for DMS. We invite our community to take advantage of all the money saving offers while supporting education. The DMS School Advisory Council will hold its first meeting of the 201112 school year at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Media Center. Parents are invited to attend and discuss the current School Improvement Process at DMS. Interims will be coming home Friday, Sept. 23. Parents please check out these mid-term indicators of how your student is performing in school. If you would like to speak with your childs teachers, call 465-6720 and ask for our Guidance Office to set up a Parent/ Teacher conference. Our Guidance Office can also assist parents in signing up for the Parent Portal and completing the email permission form for parent/teacher communications via e-mail. Coach Turner will lead our cross country team again this year. Practice for the team will be from 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students staying for practice must have transportation arranged prior to staying for practice. Our cross country team will build their physical endurance, learning sportsmanship and working within a team. We know our students participating will enjoy this experience. Dunnellon Middle School is honored to have two representatives serving our district on Floridas Reading and Mathematics FCAT 2.0/EOC Standard Setting Committee from Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 in Orlando. Mrs. Carmella Samler and Mrs. Cheryl ClaytonAlexander will represent us in this very important process. We are very proud that Dunnellon Middle School will be represented by such fine educators. We would also like to share that the Marion County School District received national recognition for its energy-savings program. Since the program started five years ago, the district has avoided and saved $ 11,583,825 in utility costs. Some of the energy saving steps includes shutting off lights, unplugging electronic equipment during extended breaks, daily automated computer shutdowns, regulated heating and air conditioning and careful computer analysis of energy uses for electricity, water, sewer, natural gas, and fuel oil. The energy dollars saved help maintain and improve schools and facilities around the district. Romeo Elementary preps for read-in R omeo Elementary is buzzing with activities. The first SAC meeting was Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Open House followed that same evening. Teachers presented 15-minute presentations about their classroom expectations and procedures, while after-school tutoring vendors spoke in the courtyard about the services that they could provide. Since this is the first year that Romeo has qualified for this program, there has been a great deal of parent interest. Sept. 27 is the date for the countywide Altrusa Read-In. The 100 Grandparents group from On Top of the World will make their first visit on this day to read to our students. The grandparents are assigned a classroom to adopt for the entire school year and grandparent visits then become a once a month activity for the year. This year, several Florida legislators will visit on that Altrusa day as well. Sen. Alan Hays, Rep. Keith Perry and Rep. Dennis Baxley will all visit Romeo beginning at 10 a.m. We are excited to have these individuals on hand to see our school in action. The PTO is busy planning Romeo RoundUp for Oct. 27. This is a huge undertaking to get activities planned and ready. Students purchase necklaces that entitle them to trick or treat at 20 classroom doors. There are games in the courtyard and food to purchase in the cafeteria. If you are interested in helping with any aspect of this activity, contact Victoria Thomas at Romeo Elementary at 465-6700. Principals office Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Jane Ashman DMS Principal Movies at the Park JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Holden Worth, left, Kirsten Greene and Allison Roberts, enjoy the flick, Mars Needs Moms, part of Movies in the Park, sponsored by Greenlight Dunnellon Communications Saturday night at Ernie Mills Park. According to City Manager Lisa Algiere, the event was a huge success. We were hoping for between 60 to 80 people, she told the City Council on Monday night at the close of its meeting. And they reported there was more than 120. Greenlight plans to host another Movie in the Park on Oct. 1 with a raindate scheduled for Oct. 8. Officials are also planning an event for Oct. 29, Halloween weekend. Greenlight said it is taking input from residents about what movie should air at its next event. BOTTOM RIGHT: Deborah Ulry watches the film while her son, William, enjoys a bag of fresh popcorn. BOTTOM LEFT: Adrianna Reyes, right, and her sister, Destiny, snack on a bag of popcorn while enjoying the inaugural event. Max out your library card this year Pencils? Check. Backpacks? Check. The smartest card? Must have. September is Library Card Sign-up Month and the Marion County Public Library System wants to make sure every student in Marion County has the most important school supply of all a library card. A library card is a students key to access more than half a million materials available online and in print through the Public Library System. This free, no-interest card lets users check out books, CDs and DVDs and even access a wide range of online databases on everything from school research to test preparation and job-seeking. Owning a library card provides students with the resources they need to compete academically and succeed, said Library Director Julie Sieg. And, with our electronic resources available 24/7, our public libraries are always open with your library card. Getting a library card is easy; just stop by any of the eight Marion County Public Library locations, fill out a simple form and let the exploring begin. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, stop by your local library, visit the library website at library. marioncountyfl.org or call 671-8551. Special to the Riverland News EDUCATION BRIEFS Coupons for Troops Harmony Preschool registration open Harmony Preschool is accepting student students for its 2to 3-yearold Class and its morning and afternoon VPK Classes for 4-year olds. The preschool is also accepting students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and wrap around care is offered for VPK students for an additional fee. Harmony Preschool is at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. For more information, call 4899552. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. Military memorials open to publicThe Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19, a mile north of County Road 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11. Teachers and parents of home-schooled children can arrange for group tours of the memorials at the Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion by members of American Legion Post 225 and MOPH Chapter 776. For more information, call Richard Hunt at 407579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel at 352-238-5692 or visit www.NatureCoast VeteransReunion.com. Special to the Riverland NewsBrittany Lakhani, Miss Gainesville Teen, mails her first batch of coupons for members of the U.S. military to her adopted base in Ikigo, Japan. Lakhani, who is collecting expired coupons for soldiers abroad, sent more than $1,000 worth of deals and discounts to them. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this cause, she said. We truly are making a difference in the lives of many service men and women. Lakhani is still collecting coupons to send to her other adopted base in Germany. For more information, she can be reached at email@example.com.
I n 1958, a new television show made its debut. A likeable character, Yogi Bear, entertained the children of the 1950s and 60s with his picnic nabbing talents as his rival, Park Ranger Smith, spent the majority of his day at the park trying to outwit the clever bear. Mr. Ranger, Sir, as Yogi called him, had his work cut out for him. Not only did he have to maintain the grand park of Jellystone, the fictitious park based on Yellowstone, but he had to keep the picnic baskets safe for the park visitors. Life at Jellystone, sometimes hectic and fast paced, still looked rather peaceful and easy in the television version, didnt it? Ranger Smith of Jellystone was the perfect character needed to run the park. He was a serious and somewhat stern authority figure at the park, but cared as much for the pesky bear as he did visitors and the park whose care he was charged with. Twentyfour years later in 1982, Ranger Joe Smyth, a real-life character, entered the real-life park service system known as the Florida Park Service (FPS). Today, with more than 29 years of park service experience, Joseph E. Smyth, the ranger who began his career in 1982 is now park manager of Rainbow Springs State Park. Smyth came to Rainbow Springs in August 2006. His 29-year career with FPS has moved him to numerous parks within the state including Fort Clinch, Ichetucknee Springs, Manatee Springs, Myakka River, Oscar Scherer, John D. McArthur Beach and Big Lagoon, which included Big Lagoon, Perdido Key and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve state parks. Prior to Rainbow Springs, Smyth was hired to head up a program called the Operational Compliance Program in Tallahassee. There, he took a team of other park managers into the parks to review procedures and offer insights and suggestions about how to improve operations. Of the 160 state parks in Florida, it is safe to say Smyth has been in most all but four of them. He has fascinating stories to tell of his life experiences from the various parks and in listening to these stories you cannot help but hear the pride and joy as he reflects on his career. Not just about work, Smyths stories include his own adventures as a camper at other state parks. After finishing four years in the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, attending Florida Junior College and the University of North Florida, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Smyth spent the next few years doing several jobs in the Jacksonville area and fell in love with OLeno State Park. Spending time at OLeno is what triggered his pursuit of a career in the Florida Park Service. Days in OLeno caused him to realize that he wanted to become part of helping to preserve the Real Florida, to be outdoors and to become a park ranger. Smyth has a love of Rainbow Springs and Dunnellon. The area, he says, triggers fond memories. In my youth, I was a certified cave diver, and as such have a real love and appreciation for the aquifer and our springs, he said. Though there is no accessible cave system here, the principle of the aquatic system is the same. I really love the fact that our state parks preserve the Real Florida and being the manager gives me an opportunity to help in that regard. Smyth and his wife, CeCe, live on the grounds of Rainbow Springs State Park. Nearly all park managers live at the park they manage, with a few exceptions. What a wonderful way to personally know the surroundings of the park you manage. Speaking of his life at the park, Smyth said: It is hard for me to think of myself not living in a park. It is enjoyable to see the deer browse through the yard, hear the Barred Owls call at night and enjoy the beauty of the night sky of the park. As for special places of beauty, Smyth finds the end of the Blue Trail an especially nice place to view the river. Zone Two is also a favorite, as he said: We have done some good burns there and the wildflower response is spectacular in the spring. Thousands of visitors enjoy Florida State Parks throughout the year. It probably doesnt occur to most visitors what a monumental task it is to keep the hundreds of acres of property under control and beautiful for their enjoyment. Our local state park, Rainbow Springs, is a property consisting of more than 1,400 acres containing everything from flowering gardens, swimming areas, miles of hiking trails, concessions, campgrounds, pine forests and all types of flora and fauna. Rainbow Springs is also one of only a handful of state parks that was formerly a private tourist attraction. As such, it is essential to maintain the historic areas and attributes of this wonderful park. Organization of tasks is essential. While Ranger Smith of Jellystone had only the challenge of keeping a mischievous Yogi away from the visitor food source, Park Manager Smyth faces far larger challenges. As in any park, the ultimate challenge here is to balance recreation with preservation, he said. However, specific to Rainbow Springs, that challenge is amplified by the increasing demand for use and access to the river. Smyth presently works with a staff of 19, which includes three lifeguards and two additional OPS Rangers during the summer months, and their work is supplemented by volunteers. We are most fortunate that we have some outstanding volunteers that supplement our professional staff, he explained. Without them, we would be hard pressed to open the gates every morning with just our full time staff. In the state parks, as well as many other agencies throughout the state and country, volunteers make it possible to provide the visitors with a memorable outdoor experience. Park Manager Smyth has a vast knowledge of the parks where he has worked, as well as the entire Florida state park system. His wealth of knowledge is willingly shared with staff and visitors. From sea turtles to archaeological digs, he can answer your questions thoroughly. In fact, Smyth has his own bear stories while not the comical Yogi Bear variety Ranger Smith at Jellystone portrays his stories contain humor as well as useful information. With over a quarter century of park involvement, perhaps a book titled Living in the Park is in his future. That lifestory would be a great seller in any camp store! Perhaps a cover photo of the young Ranger Smyth and what a bear? I know Id read it. Smyth welcomes your visits to this beautiful park. The door is always open at the Administration Office of Rainbow Springs State Park. If you would like to voice your compliments, concerns or complaints, Park Manager Smyth will gladly give you the time to do so. So plan a trip and visit your local state park. Bring your pic-a-nic basket. Yogi and Ranger Smith arent here but Park Manager Smyth and his team of rangers and volunteers are and they are all dedicated to seeing that you have a wonderful day! For more information on Rainbow Springs State Park call 465-8555 or visit www.floridastateparks. org/rainbowsprings. Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 13 Who runs that awesome park? Nurturing nature Special to the Riverland NewsJoe Smyth, park manager at Rainbow Springs State Park, have worked for the Florida Park Service (FPS) for more than 29 years. He recently celebrated his fifth-year mark at Rainbow Springs. Sharon Huston 00092TX Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free352-563-5655 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 769453 Best if used by ... Is food product dating what you think it is? S ell by, best if used by and use by. These generic phrases are included on most food packages, along with varying forms of numerical date stamps. But what do they actually mean? How good is best and how bad is it after its not best anymore? If food product dating lingo like this has made you nearly lose your appetite, read on for an explanation that will hopefully clear this culinary conundrum. Although a dating system exists, its neither standardized, nor required by federal regulations. Only infant formula and baby food are federally required to include a use-by date based on nutrient and texture quality and should not be bought or used past that date. States regulate food product dating for all other foods, using either code dating or calendar dating. Code dating is usually found on shelf-stable products such as cans, jars and boxes. These codes represent date and time of manufacture and are used to direct product rotation as well as to facilitate location and collection in a food recall. These dates do not imply the safety of the food. Calendar dating is found mainly on perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. Calendar dates (sell-by, best if used by/before and useby dates) identify the time range of peak quality, but not safety. You may be surprised to learn that though these dates give an idea for general shelf-life and optimum quality, they dont indicate concrete time periods for safety. Much of food safety involves the proper handling and storage of food. With the exception of baby formula and food, food that is expired or past the dates printed on the packages may still be safe to consume for a time. More importantly, food that hasnt expired may be unsafe if it hasnt been stored properly. Remember the importance of time and temperature; perishable food requires temperature control within certain time guidelines to inhibit the growth of microorganisms that can cause foodborne illness. Consider food product dates as useful guidelines for perishable food. But dont forget to take these easy but crucial steps to ensure your food remains safe to eat. Buy food before the expiration date. Promptly refrigerate perishable foods at 40 degrees or below. Ensure food does not stay at room temperature for more than two hours. Freeze perishable foods that will not be used before the expiration date. Frozen foods with expired dates are safe indefinitely as long as the product remains continuously frozen. Adhere to manufacturers instructions on products. Questions? Contact Nancy Gal, Extension Agent IV with UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-671-8400. Visit www.marioncounty fl.org/extensionservice. htm or subscribe to County Connection at www.marioncountyfl.org/ countyconnection.htm for information, resources and upcoming events. Nancy Gal extension agent R.S. Garden Club to meet Sept. 22 The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, across from Jans Nursery. Guda Taylor of Taylor Gardens will be the guest speaker. She will have information for successful gardening in our area, using plants as examples of her presentation. Annual dues are $10, visitors fee is $5 for two visits, after which you become a member. Sign in to be included in the door prize drawings for the Plants of the Month at the end of the meeting. Refreshments will be available during the break (small donations appreciated) as well as Grow and Share plants and 50/50 Drawing. Tickets for the annual Fall Garden Tour & Picnic, scheduled for Nov. 3, will be available. For more information, call President Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. State Park to host volunteer fair Rainbow Springs State Park, along with the Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS), will host a volunteer fair from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Attendees will receive an original poster of the park from the days of the Rainbow Springs local roadside attraction. Refreshments and live music will be provided. Tour the park, campground and tubing facilities of Rainbow Springs State Park with FORS members, Volunteers and Park Rangers. For more information or to RSVP, call 465-8555 by Friday, Oct. 7.
Janissa Merritt, cheerleader She is a 12th-grade varsity cheerleader, who we refer to as our utility cheerleader. Merritt is always willing to fill in any vacant position and does so with pride. She always has a positive attitude, encourages her teammates and is a bright spot on the squad. She did not miss a single summer practice session and is often seen running the track after a 2-hour cheer practice to improve her running abilities for when she participates on the track team. Riverland sports 14 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 SPORTS BRIEFS Charity golf tournament to benefit United WayThe College of Central Florida will host a fourperson Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will tee off at 8:30 a.m. at Pine Oaks of Ocala at 2201 N.W. 21st St. in Ocala. The cost is $50 per person. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $75 per hole. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information about sponsorship or registration, call Tim Thayer at 854-2322, ext. 1229. Stirrups N Strides golf event slatedThe Stirrups N Strides Therapeutic Riding Center will have its second annual golf event at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Rainbow's End Golf Club. The 18-hole event, with continental breakfast and a cookout lunch, is $60 per player. There will be hole-inone contest with a chance to win a 2012 ClubCar golf cart. A live auction and raffle will be at the end of the tournament. Entry deadline is Sept. 30 and is limited to 14 foursomes. It is a best ball scramble format with gross and net winners. Special features include closest to the pin contest, Las Vegas hole long drive contest and straightest drive contest. For more information or to sign up, call Rainbow's End Golf Club at 489-4566. Fitzgerald Memorial bike ride slated Nov. 6The 2011 Dwight Fitzgerald Memorial Ride will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Rainbow Springs State Park. The event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, costs $30 per rider and includes a Tshirt. Registration forms can be found online at www.bgcofmarion.org. Entry forms must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Three rides are available to those participating, they include: a 33-, 65or 100-mile ride. Those who do not wish to participate in the ride, can purchase a T-shirt for $10. Tickets are also being sold for a chance to win a brand new bicycle courtesy of Blue Run Bicycles. For more information about the ride, visit www.bgcofmarion. org. For more information about the chance drawing, call Grant Chance at 465-7538. Dunnellon golf team posts pair of victories to start year Riverland News The Dunnellon High School golf team is off to a 2-4 start after placing second at a pair of tri-matches and losing a pair of dual competitions. On Sept. 8, the Tigers knocked off Lake Weir at Silver Springs Shores Golf & Country Club. Ryan Molloy paced Dunnellon with a 47, as the team shot a 202 to best the Hurricanes. Other scores for the Tigers included: Bryce Thalacker, 48; Michael Beach, 48; Kyle Smith, 59; Madeline Tourne, 74. The Tigers hosted their first home match Sept. 6 at Juliette Falls, losing to Ocala Vanguard. Dunnellon was led by Thalackers 5-over 41 as the team shot a 187. Other scores for the Tigers included: Smith, 44; Molloy, 49; Beach, 53; Richie Litterine, 56; and Chelsea Dominey, 59. In the teams first tri-match of the season Sept. 1, Dunnellon placed third out of the teams, shooting a total of 198, at Plantation Inn Golf & Country Club against Crystal River and Spring Hill. Thalacker once against paced the Tigers, shooting a 46. Other scores for Dunnellon included: Ryan Molloy, 48; Smith, 48; Litterine, 56; and Chelsea Dominey, 58. Tourne withdrew from the match with an injury. In the Tigers season-opener Aug. 30, against Belleview and Lake Weir, Dunnellon finished second with a 188 at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club as the Rattlers came out on top. Molloy paced the Tigers with a 3-over 39. Other scores included: Thalacker, 43; Smith, 51; Litterine, 55; Tourne, 56; and Beach, 65 The team is struggling to find consistency in scoring, Dunnellon coach Roger Sibbald said, noting Thalacker, a sophomore, has been the most consistent scorer averaging 8 over par 44 per nine holes, adding he has a young team consisting of one freshman, two sophomores, three juniors and two seniors, Tourne and Dominey. Dunnellon played Tuesday against West Port at Candler Hills. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers play at 4 p.m. today against St. John and Ocala Forest at Juliette Falls. Tigers goin fishing Two games into the season, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley knew there would be a few growing pains for his young team. However, with three games, including the preseason, under their belts, Beasley explained thats no longer a valid excuse. You chalk that up first to being young, Beasley said. But here we are now, the third game into the season, so now it should be, OK, now its time to go. The problem for the Tigers (1-1) this season has been letting it go, as in turnovers. Through two regular season games, Dunnellon has turned the ball over eight times, matching all of last seasons total for 11 games. Were there already, Beasley lamented. Were going to find some players that will hold onto the ball. Case in point last Friday against Forest High School, the Tigers coughed the ball up twice in the fourth quarter with an opportunity to even the score. When you dont have stupid penalties and dont turn the ball over, wed be all right Beasley said. We punted one time, once. We cannot continue to function like that. The seventh-year head coach credited his defense for keeping the contest close by holding the Wildcats offense in check and forcing a turnover in the second quarter with Forest driving. Were playing well, we got out of ourselves a bit, Beasley said of his defensive unit. They panicked a little bit; it was good for us to get hit like that. They drove the ball a little bit. Theyve got to stay within themselves and understand what were trying to accomplish. Our kids are running around pretty good right now; that might be our saving grace is because we are creating turnovers. Much like the offense, the defense for the Tigers is young too. Thus far, Beasley explained, is those players are getting better and understanding what the team needs to do to be successful. Theyre starting to grow up, they really are, Beasley said. Theyve got to continue to get better, continue to grow. You should, as a football player, make a leap from game 1 to game 2 to game 3. The return of Connor Wentz, out during the first few week of practice and the preseason contest, has been a big addition. Hes only going to get better, Beasley said. Hes a heck of a football player. While the offensive struggles are fresh in the mind of Beasley, containing the Sharks offense and finding gaps in the defense has also be the focal point for the Tigers during their preparation this week. Nature Coast Technical is under a new head coach for the third time in three years. Theyve got a new system, a good tailback, so we have to keep them under control, Beasley explained, noting this years team will be different than last years squad his Tigers played. Theyre running the ball really well; theyre not going to oversize us. They really do a nice job of getting after the football, which creates a problem for us, when they get three or four guys on the ball weve been apt to turn he ball over. Weve got to do a good job of coaching the kids. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon quarterback Jordon Boley avoids pressure from a Forest defender to fire off a pass to running back Wesley Beasley during first-quarter action Friday night Ned Love Field. The Tigers lost to the Wildcats, 10-3, their lone score a 26yard field goal by Beasley in the second quarter. DUNNELLON AT NATURE COAST TECH WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. today at Nature Coast Technical School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. RECORDS: Dunnellon 1-1 overall; Nature Coast 1-1. LAST WEEK: Dunnellon lost to Ocala Forest, a Class 7A school, 10-3; Nature Coast Technical lost 29-7 to Fleming Island, a Class 7A school. LAST YEAR: The Tigers knocked off the Sharks, 28-21, at home last season when the two schools were in the same district. This year, Nature Coast Technical is now considered a Class 6A school by the Florida High School Activities Association, while Dunnellon is a Class 5A school. WHO TO WATCH: RB/K Wesley Beasley booted a 25yard field goal for the Tigers lone score. Offensively, he had 38 yards rushing on six carries and two catches for 14 yards. QB Jordon Boley was 6-of-11 for 44 yards and one interception. RB L.J. Brown carried the ball six times for 26 yards and had three receptions for 17 yards. Nature Coast RB Breida has rushed for 240-plus yards and five touchdowns this season. However, most of his damage came in the Sharks opening week victory against Gulf, where he rushed for 231 yards and four scores on eight carries. Dunnellon looks to reel in Nature Coast Sharks; avoid two-game slide JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Janissa Merritt Malcom Ross, football Malcom Ross, a junior, plays both linebacker and running back for the Tigers varsity team. During the teams game against Forest High Schoool, he had 10 tackles; however, in addition to his steady play on the football team he also helped the junior varsity cheerleaders with the loading of their mats after the Forest junior varsity football game Thursday night. Malcom Ross DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY ELECTRIC BEACH SALON 000998M ( 352 ) 465-6505 19140 E. Pennsylvania Avenue (AKA Hwy. 484) Dunnellon For appointment call HAIR NAILS SPRAY TANS E l e c t r i c B e a c h S a l o n Electric Beach Salon Home Coming Special Up Dos & Full Set $50.00 Book appt. in Sept. and receive $5.00 OFF
The Marion County Extension Service, in cooperation with the Central Florida Livestock Agents Group, will host the 11th annual Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The all-day event will feature seminars from specialists about farm and horse topics including nutrition, pest management, tack maintenance, training and other best practices. The trade show, featuring both farm products and services will be available all day. For more information or to register, call 352671-8400. For a complete event schedule, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/CountyExtension/livestock.aspx. JV squad falls, 33-8 OCALA Anticipation built up Thursday, Sept. 8, for the Dunnellon High School junior varsity football team, as its bus arrived at Forest High School. With their heads cleared from last weeks game, they entered the field looking for a fresh start. We came in knowing this game was going to be another dog fight, Dunnellon coach Archie Smith said. Were going against a big school that has about twice as many players than our team. Despite staking themselves to an early 8-0 lead on Tyler Powells touchdown pass to Bo DeWitz, followed by Powells twopoint conversion throw to Daniel Rivera, the Wildcats proved too much for Dunnellon in a 33-8 victory. On the Tigers opening possession, Forest forced Dunnellon into a threeand-out as the Tigers chose to punt. However, on the Wildcats first offensive series, Dunnellons Josh Tricomi intercepted Kameron Proctors pass. The Tigers capitalized, scoring on Powells touchdown pass DeWitz with 6:50 remaining in the opening quarter. Powell followed his scoring play by throwing to Rivera for the two-point conversion. Then Forest took over, as the Wildcats forced a turnover on Dunnellons next possession, as Forests offensive converted both for touchdowns. After a Kane Parks fumble, the Wildcats offense marched down the field scoring on Proctors touchdown pass to Javon McNeil. The extra point failed as the Wildcats trailed, 8-6, with 8:30 left in the first half. After trading possessions, Forest struck before the end of the half as Jon Coleman scored with 1:23 remaining in the second quarter. Gordon converted the two-point conversion for the Wildcats, giving them a 14-8 lead. Both teams traded turnovers, as the Tigers recovered a Gordon fumble as the buzzer sounded, ending the first half. I am very pleased about the half-time score, Smith said. We are holding our own for the first half and doing what we need to do. My main goal here is to get the players ready for varsity. I try to get young ninthand 10th-graders to get ready physically and mentally for that level and right now they are showing much potential. Forests Gordon, Taylor and Gerald Campbell scored their teams final three touchdowns to blow open a close game in the second half. We have to use our senses and play smart football, Smith said. We have six games to go. I was proud of the score at halftime, but we let them slip away. We are better than that. As a team we have to work as a team, step up our hearts and effort. The other team had too many fresh bodies to put in the game. They are a bigger team and it ends up being a numbers game. Some of my team gave 100 percent and thats all I can ask for. Tyler Powell played very well. DAndre Munford put pressure on the quarterback. Bo DeWitz made a good touchdown reception and William Burgess also did well. I am always looking for somebody to give me 100 percent and who gets the job done. If I can get my whole team to do that, which we are very close, we will be a very hard team to beat. Dunnellon will play at 7 p.m. today against Lake City Columbia High School at Ned Love Field. 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On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 13, the team had home games. The Lady Tigers travel to Tavares today. Going up against some hard competition in Eustis, Dunnellon learned what it had to work on to improve and grow as a team. They had some great plays. On one outstanding play, a Panther spiked the ball and Alyssa Claffey passed it to setter Casey Weber, who set it up perfectly for hitter Abigail Hatfield. The Lady Tigers also had some great blocks and some great digs that showed all the hard work the team put in. The team believes Eustis, despite losing 25-10, 25-11, 2520, was a good team to start out the season against, preparing them for other strong hitting teams such as Nature Coast. The following day, Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Lady Tigers had no time to practice but still earned their first victory of the season against North Marion, 25-13, 25-11, 25-18, making the fans proud. The team had some long rallies and benefitted from strong digging. Jody Weber ended the game with a kill. We came together as a team, Casey Weber, team captain, said. Finally, Dunnellon hosted Nature Coast on Thursday, Sept. 8. Putting up a good fight, the Tigers were defeated, 25-12, 25-14, 25-11. I definitely think our team will get better as the season continues, Weber said. Were three games in and weve already improved a lot. Were all pretty good friends, so as long as we keep the criticism constructive and encourage each other I think well continue to get better and have a great season. Alyssa Claffey, co-captain, added: The scores did not reflect how good we played. We played our hearts out. Im excited to see what the rest of the season has in store. Claffey also expressed how happy she was to see the fans supporting them. The Lady Tigers return home Sept. 22 to play Eustis. In junior varsity action, the Lady Tigers JV squad fell to Eustis, 25-11, 25-4; North Marion, 25-20, 25-14; and Nature Coast, 25-11, 25-5. BRANDON SANCHEZ/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon volleyball player Abigail Hatfield looks to spike the ball during warm-ups prior to the Lady Tigers match against Nature Coast. LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Forest football takes down DHS varsity, JV CHRIS SMITH/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Daniel Rivera runs around the corner as a Forest defender attempts to close in during junior varsity action last Thursday at Forest. The Tigers fell to the Wildcats, 33-8. Turnovers foil varsity vs. Wildcats Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley knew prior to the Tigers match up against Forest High School, his team would need to avoid turning the ball over, control the ball and tackle well. Throughout much of the first half, Dunnellon did just that for the most part. The Tigers, despite turning the ball over twice in the first half, kept the potent Wildcats offense in check and took a 3-0 lead into half time thanks in large part to a 23-play drive capped by Wesley Beasleys 25-yard field goal. Dunnellons drive chewed up 12 minutes, 23 seconds of time and covered XX yards. We should have punched it in on that drive in the first half, Beasley explained. We just couldnt get it down; weve got to put some points on the board. However, in the second half, the Wildcats (2-0) regrouped and the Tigers (11) could not answer. Forest, riding the legs of Mark Herndon, scored on its opening drive of the third quarter, taking a 7-3 lead and never looked back. Herndon, a senior running back, rushed for 83 of his game-high 92 yards, including a 7-yard rushing touchdown in the second half of the Wildcats 10-3 victory Friday night at Ned Love Field. The kids a great See VARSITY page 16 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Annual Florida Equine Institute trade show scheduled for today AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News
player, Beasley said of Herndon. They have an outstanding offensive line unit. They really played physical in the second half. The Tigers first-half turnovers werent as costly as the pair in the second half. After a 37-yard field goal by the Wildcats Danny Krysalka gave his team a 103 lead, Dunnellon had two opportunities to even the game, but both drives ended with critical turnovers. Thats not what were about, Beasley said of the turnovers, making assurances the problem would be corrected. Well find some guys that can hang onto the ball. Asked if the wet conditions throughout the contest, which included a steady drizzle throughout the first half, contributed to his teams inability to hang onto the ball, Beasley didnt miss a beat with his response. I dont know, I wasnt out there toting the ball, he quipped. While his team wasnt able to capitalize on its opportunitys, he gave credit where it was due. They came out with a purpose in the second half, Beasley said of the Wildcats play on both sides of the ball. During his post-game talk, Beasley urged his players not to hang their heads in shame. Ill guarantee you by the 10th week, you wont remember this, Beasley said of his teams loss to the Wildcats, a Class 7A program, two classes above his program. Were going to get better from this. These past two games are going to make us better. Throughout the week, Don DeLaney is your mild-mannered golf course owner. But when Friday nights arrive and the lights are turned on, hes a disciplinarian, blowing his whistle and throwing the occasional flag, separating young men and offering sage advice. Meet Don DeLaney, high school football official. I just love the game of football and my son played it, said DeLaney, who is entering his fourth of officiating. I just really missed (the games). I saw an ad about new sign ups, decided to try out and just got in it. I had been a soccer referee for six or seven years when my son was younger. A regular at high school football games, he admitted he was one of those people critical of officials. The amazing thing is I used to be so intense, Id wear officials out, DeLaney said. Now that Ive gotten on this side of it and see how fast everything happens. Its impossible to see everything; you have to make these split second decisions. Ive got so much more respect for the whole thing. As a zebra, hes caught more than his fair share of wrath from those in the stands as well as coaches. Youve just got to be firm and confident, if you dont know the rules correctly or kind of seem indecisive, theyll just wear you out, he said of coaches. If you get stern with them, they usually back off, because if they get flagged for a couple of personnel fouls, theyre suspended for a few games. Youve got to be confident and not take their junk and they pretty much wont challenge you much. However, if you look like you have little indecision; then, oh man, theyll work you pretty good. And theres more to it than tossing on the stripped shirt, grabbing their flag and hat and arriving at the school in time for the opening kick off. Even officials must go to school and take a test to remain a valid official. Prior to the start of the season, he had to attend a two-hour meeting one night a week for six straight weeks. I thought I knew the rules, he said. But its pretty in-depth, its been a great experience for me. Its kind of neat. He does not only varsity contests, but he officiates at junior varsity and freshmen level games as well. Oftentimes, DeLaney works in the Gainesville area, but has traveled to Lafayette, Mayo, Branford, and Hamilton counties. But his regular-season opener Sept. 2 kept him closer to home, as he was part of the officiating crew for the DunnellonWest Port match up. DeLaney said the game ranked right up there with some of the better contests hes worked throughout the years. You like to do a game where coaches have control of their teams, he explained. And both those coaches definitely did. That was certainly a great game to officiate. DeLaney explained an official must be in shape because of the pace of the contests, but admitted he doesnt have a workout regimen of his own. But he certainly came up with one idea. I can run up and down the seventh fairway, he said with a hearty outburst of laughter. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 Subscribe to Time is running out CALL 489-2731 Ask for code: mo or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com *Must be local, in-county delivery. Offer Expires 10/5/11 $ 2 2 7 0 0 $ 27 .00* A SAVINGS OF 30% OFF SINGLE COPY PRICE 00091D5 00091AP Says Thanks to our faithful subscribers Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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If interested in joining a league or substituting occasionally, call the Center at 489-6933. League and Tournament scores for the week ending Sept. 11: Suncoast Seniors Mixed: Handicap: Ken Tompkins 243, 658; John Mariani 238; Ray Cusimano 647; Pat Tutewohl 254, 683; Wanda Klik 244; Marylou Halovich 654. Scratch: Jerry Ness 210, 659; Murphy Combs 205; John Mariani 536; Pat Tutewohl 192, 497; Anna Dooley 181, 480; Wanda Klik 181. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Liz Rollason 278, 771; Carol McHale 269, 769. Scratch: Myla Wexler 191, 527; Rose Damico 190, 454. Late Starters: Handicap: John Ortiz 310; Ted Rafanan 300; Bob Desmeules 686; Victor Maldonado 675; Jean Olson 247; Joan Cothern 241; Bunny Jackson 653; Fran Barlow 648. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 300, 636; John Ortiz 277, 573; Fran Barlow 200, 558; Debbie Chung 194, 529. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Joe Brooks 316, 790; Merrill Barlow 310, 806. Scratch: Joe Brooks 288; John Saltmarsh 277; Tim Lawrence 720; Brian Carney 719. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 245; Bob Krueger 226; Dave Messenger 618; Ken McNally 614; Alice Bahrs 227, 610; Laura Bonadonna 226; Grace Navarratte 617. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 222, 523; John Bahrs 174; Dave Messenger 483; Janet Murray 170, 437; Laura Bonadonna 167; Barb McNally 459. Holder Hotshots NoTap: Handicap: Robert Stein 235, 635; Shorty Williams 228, 630; Betty Rauch 258, 726; Betty Wood 242; Betty Joyce 682. Scratch: Shorty Williams 177, 477; Robert Stein 139, 347; Betty Rauch 195, 537; Betty Wood 191; June Williams 480. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Stoney Sinckler 306, 784; Bob Desmeules 306; Kenneth Folk 286; David Rogers 787; Toni Mills-Smith 311, 810; Maggie Savarese 290; June Williams 803. Scratch: Wes Foley 239; Ives Chavez 236, 621; Chris Carr 236, 594. Bowlers of the Week: Liz Rollason, 111 pins over her average, and Merrill Barlow, 182 pins over his average. League and Tournament scores for the week ending Sept. 4: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sy Leiner 280; Eric Glowacki 265; Matt OBrien 765; Todd Cridland 733; Jacque Iverson 308; Dorine Fugere 277, 778; K.C. Cridland 649. Scratch: Joe Brooks 249; Eric Glowacki 247; Matt OBrien 714; Todd Cridland 694; Dorine Fugere 255, 712; Jacque Iverson 238; K.C. Cridland 649. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Liz Rollason 308; Pat Ouellette 703; Rose Damico 266, 737. Scratch: Liz Rollason 193; Myla Wexler 193, 507; Pat Ouellette 191, 496. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Bill Thomas 303, 800; Wes Foley 278; Bryan Craig 787. Scratch: Bill Thomas 256; Wes Foley 246; David Black 697; Sam Bass 685. Holder Hotshots NoTap: Handicap: Robert Stein 235, 635; Shorty Williams 228, 630; Betty Rauch 258, 726; Betty Wood 242; Betty Joyce 682. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Tweet, tweet Local golf course owner works as high school football official Ted Rafanan rolled a perfect game in the first session of the Late Starters league Sept. 7. His first game was an uncharacteristic 156, but he followed with the 300, and then finished with a 180 for a 636 series. His last 300 was at Parkview Lanes in July 2003. VAR S I T Y continued from page 1 5 OMAR DESARDEN/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon linebacker A.J. Basso (13) and teammates Chris Rossi (13) and Jeremy Dominey (11) look to corral Forest running back Mark Herndon during varsity football action Friday night at Ned Love Field.
RLE Garden Club to meet Sept. 15The Rainbow Lakes Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Community Center in Rainbow Lakes Estates. You do not have to live in Rainbow Lakes Estates to be a member of the club. There will be potluck luncheons on special occasions, new speakers and more. Civic Association to host meeting The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at its clubhouse at 3380 S.W. 181st Court. The Association will discuss the neighborhood watch program with Lt. DeLaRua of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck dinner and social at 6. At the meeting, it will also be the last opportunity to purchase tickets for the Sept. 24 spaghetti dinner. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The Association will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. Table rentals available for $5 for inside spot and $4 for an outside space. For more information, contact Linda at email@example.com or call 465-5039. Tickets on sale for Murder-MysteryThe Greater Dunnellon Historical Society is selling tickets available for its next murder-mystery event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The Cat Screamed at Midnight is set in 1930s England. The event begins each night at 7 p.m. at Dunnellons historic depot, 12061 S. Williams St. Doors open 20 minutes before each performance. Tickets are $20 and include a full meal. Tickets are available at the depot from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays until sold out. To make other arrangements for purchasing tickets, call the Depot at 465-5005 and leave a message. Seats are limited and tickets will be sold first come, first served. Please purchase tickets together if you would like to be seated together. A full table of eight is $160. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and 27. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will resume Sept. 17. The public is welcome. United Way of Marion to host garage saleOCALA United Way of Marion County will have a communitywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, in the parking lot of the Cascades Professional Offices at 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Marion County residents can reserve booth space along with getting your name listed in the event directory, free StarBanner classified coupons and cash-in-hand shoppers for $49. United Way will also accept yard sale items that residents can donate for United Way to sell and keep the proceeds. Yard sale applications can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org. For more information about booth rental space or to have United Way sell your items, call Lindsey Turner at United Way at 732-9696, ext 226, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rainbow River Koi Club to host eventThe Rainbow River Koi Club will host its second annual Koi Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Circle Square Commons Cultural Center at On Top of the World Community at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. For more information, call 489-9049 or e-mail email@example.com. blood in her stool samples, constant diarrhea and occasional vomiting. It was when the bubbly, blonde cheerleader couldnt tolerate the pain anymore and told her mom she didnt want to go to cheerleading practice for an upcoming team competition that Christi realized this wasnt a teenager faking it. I knew how important this competition was to her, Christi said, explaining how they were on their way to practice when Caitlyn asked her to turn the car around and go back home. For her to not want to participate, I knew it was something horrible. The following day, Christi took Caitlyn to her pediatrician for an explanation of the stomach pains. After explaining the systems shed been enduring for the past few months, the doctor gave her diagnosis: Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), or in Caitlyns case, Ulcerative Colitis. The doctor told the Dunnings to immediately go to Shands Hospital for further testing. Once they arrived, medical staff there admitted Caitlyn. That was Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving. Shed spend all but two days in the hospital for the next four weeks, as her mom watched her daughters weight drop from 110 pounds to a low of 72 pounds. Christi explained how doctors did what they could to make sure Caitlyn kept the weight on, but what went in one end, came out the other. That was her lowest, Christi said. She was just skin and bones. I remember her being in the hospital bed and leaning over and I could see every vertebra in her spine. During her four-week stay in Shands, Caitlyn underwent two colonoscopies as well as an Upper Gastrointestinal. She had a third colonoscopy in February and has elected to undergo surgery in November, where doctors will remove her entire large intestine. I didnt think it was real at first, Caitlyn recalled of her four-week stay in the hospital toward the end of 2010. I was kind of in this phase where it was all going to go away, none of it was real. But it was. Her energy sapped, a large weight gain she went from 72 pounds to 135 because of her being placed on prednisone, a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. According to Wikipedia.com, it is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it suppresses the immune system, it leaves patients more susceptible to infections. Caitlyn attempted to return to Dunnellon Middle School for the second half of her eighth-grade year, but after her second day, she and her mom both knew it was too much, too soon. She did at-home schooling to complete her eighth-grade courses. Fast forward through the summer months, Caitlyn has shed most of the weight she gained; shes now 115 pounds through a lot of exercise and training with Mary Katherine Boss, the Dunnellon High School cheerleading coach. I had to work hard with Mrs. Boss, Caitlyn explained. It was not easy. And with a lot of prodding from her mother, is back to doing what she loves cheering. My mom forced me into it, she jokes. But Im really glad, because I feel more like myself. Thats not to say she doesnt have her bad days. It flares up every now and then, Caitlyn explained, noting every five weeks she is required to receive an infusion of Remicaid, a mouse protein. Each session takes about four hours to administer and leaves her with a weakened immune system. While her overall diet hasnt required a major overhaul, the now 14-year-old freshman at Dunnellon High has had to give up two of her favorite items chocolate milk and sweet tea. Dairy products and caffeine are two items that can cause major problems for her. I wasnt a big cheese eater, but I love milk like chocolate milk, Caitlyn said. While the choice to have surgery was entirely hers, she believes the end result will be better. However, the tough part through the whole ordeal has been educating herself and those around her about her disease. I have a disease, she explained. Its not contagious; youre not going to catch it by being around me. I can tell you that I lose a lot of blood, but nobody really wants to hear about what goes on in the bathroom. She is certain of one thing. God gave me a disease, but He also gave me a blessing, she said with a smile. 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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 285-0915 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID GARAGE DOORS Bid #2011-03 The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed bids from a qualified Florida licensed and insured contractor to install hurricane wind load rated Clopay Sectional, non-insulated garage doors with openers and push button stations on two (2) City buildings as per bid specifications. Hurricane wind load speeds shall be guaranteed minimum 140 mph, Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code approved. The bid should include the price of materials, labor, electrical and disposal of all debris. The bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked BID 2011-03 GARAGE DOORS and addressed to the attention of the City Clerk, 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Bids shall be accepted until 2:00 PM, October 3, 2011 at which time they shall be opened and read aloud. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any bid for any reason. For further information, bidders should contact Public Services at (352) 465-8590. Specifications can also be obtained by referring to the Citys website at www.dunnellon.or g under services and information tab. September 15, 2011. 286-0915 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID HURRICANE ROLL-DOWN SHUTTERS & STORM PANELS Bid #2011-04 The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed bids from a qualified Florida licensed and insured contractor to install hurricane wind loaded rated manual roll-down shutters on two (2) City buildings and GE Lexan XL10SP Clear Storm Panels on four (4) City buildings as per bid specifications. Hurricane wind load speeds shall be guaranteed minimum 140 mph and Miami-Dade approved. The bid should include the price of materials, labor, electrical and disposal of all removed debris. The bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked BID 2011-04 HURRICANE ROLL-DOWN SHUTTERS & STORM PANELS and addressed to the attention of the City Clerk, 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Bids shall be accepted until 2:00 PM, October 3, 2011 at which time they shall be opened and read aloud. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any bid for any reason. For further information, bidders should contact Public Services at (352)465-8590. Specifications can also be obtained by referring to the Citys website at www.dunnellon.or g under services and information tab. September 15, 2011. Bid Notices Bid Notices Bid Notices 284-0915 RIV10/10 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Lien Notices Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/10/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1UYVS2483YM899602 2000 UTILITY TRAILER MFG CO Sept. 15, 2011. Lien Notices 283-0915 RIV9/29 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 09/29/2011, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G2NE52F82C150448 2002 PONTIAC 1GNDX03E1YD111737 2000 CHEVROLET 3VWBA81E0WM808429 1998 VOLKSWAGEN KNDMB233666067091 2006 KIA Sept. 15, 2011. 290-0915 RIV10/21 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE AT PUBLIC AUCTION FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS PER FL STATUTE 713.78 AT 9:00 AM ON OCT. 21, 2011 VEHICLE IS AS IS. CASH ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY AND ALL BIDS/SALES. VEHICLE IS Lien Notices STORED AND WILL BE AUCTIONED AT: ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY 1034 NE 95TH STREET OCALA, FL 34479. 2010 PONT VIN: 1G2ZA5E01A4138302 Sept. 15, 2011. 293-0915 RIV 9/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 09/30/2011, at 8:00AM 1988 MARK VIN# 2GBEG25H4J4117312 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service, 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to except or reject any and all bids. Sept. 15, 2011. 289-0922 RIV Vs. Cotton, Kasandra K. 2011-1274-CA-P Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2011-1274-CA-P GREEN TREE SERVICING, L.L.C., Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF KASANDRA K. COTTON; deceased, and the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, trustees, successors in interest or other parties claiming by, through, under or against KASANDRA K. COTTON; THE ESTATE OF ROBERT COTTON; deceased, and the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, trustees, successors in interest or other parties claiming by, through, under or against ROBERT COTTON JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s). Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure, dated September 6, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Courthouse, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of October, 2011 the following described real property: Lot 8, Block B of LAKE TROPICANA RANCHETTES, Second addition, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book G, Pages 102 through 102A, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida Together with that certain manufactured home more specifically described as: 1996, Nobility Doublewide with Serial Number N87578 A&B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 7 day of September, 2011. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of the Court By: E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk September 15 & 22, 2011. 292-0922 RIV Vs. Burrows, Leonard F. 11-1450-CA-M Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 11-1450-CA-M GREEN TREE SERVICING, L.L.C., Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD F. BURROWS; BRENDA S. BURROWS; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s). Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure, dated Sept. 6, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Courthouse, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of October, 2011 the following described real property: Lots 46 and 47, Block 2, of CUSTERS ADDITION TO SILVER SPRINGS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book A, Page 13, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida Together with that certain manufactured home more specificially described as: 1998, Palm Harbor (28 x 56) with Serial Number PH0910302 AFL & BFL. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 7TH day of September, 2011. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of the Court By: E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk September 15 & 22, 2011. Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices 288-0922 RIV Bell, Bobby J. 42-2011-CP-890 (F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2011-CP-890 Division F IN RE: ESTATE OF BOBBY J. BELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bobby J. Bell, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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. NOTWITHSTANDING 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 15, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Randy L. 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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. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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. NOTWITHSTANDING 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 15, 2011. 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20 Riverland News, Thursday, September 15, 2011 FAMILY FEATURES E veryone loves a classic PB&J sandwich. Now, with a little culinary creativity, your family can liven up lunch and win money for college. Over the past 10 years, Jif Peanut Butter has inspired thousands of kid chefs to reinvent the peanut butter sandwich for the chance of earn ing a fund for college. This year, in the 10th Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest families can foster creativity in the kitchen for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund, plus $10,000 to purchase educational products. Sandwiches will be judged on creativity, taste, nutritional balance, appearance and ease of preparation. 10 semi-finalists will be selected to compete in a national online vote in January. Five finalists will be selected to compete at a live judging event in New York City in March. Four runners up will each receive $2,500 college funds. Visit www.jif.com and www.jifenespanol.com between July 28 and October 12 for Official Rules and the entry form. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., between 6 and 12 years of age by October 12, 2011. Contests void where prohibited. See Official Rules for complete details. The 2011 winner was 8-year-old Margalit M. of Raleigh, N.C. for her Wushu Chicken Tacos, pairing Jif Creamy Peanut Butter with chicken, asparagus and squash, all wrapped in a tortilla. Check out these other winning recipes for inspiration. Peanut Butter Rolls Sushi Style 2007 Winner Alexandra Y., Fort Wayne, Ind. Serves: 1 1 8-inch crepe 5 tablespoons strawberry cream cheese 5 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 4 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh strawberries 6 1/2-inch-thick slices banana 1 tablespoon granola 2 long pretzel rods (to use as chopsticks) 1 small container chocolate yogurt (for dipping sauce) Spread cream cheese over crepe. Top with peanut butter and smooth over cream cheese. Sprinkle strawberries and bananas over peanut butter. Top with granola. Roll up sushi-style and chill in refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut rolls. Use pretzel rods as chopsticks and dip in yogurt. Tropical Fantasy 2003 Winner Stephanie W., Burnsville, Minn. Serves: 1 2 slices cinnamon bread 2 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1 banana, sliced Canned pineapple chunks (drained) Canned mandarin oranges Grated ginger (optional) Pomegranate seeds (optional garnish) Toast two slices of cinnamon toast. Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread. Place banana slices, pineapple and mandarin oranges on the other slices. Add grated ginger if desired. Put two sides of sandwich together and serve on a bed of lettuce. Decorate top of sandwich with pomegranate seeds and use additional oranges to decorate plate.Youngchefsgive PB&JamakeoverPB & Fruity Says Let Us Rap 2010 Winner Rachel G., Clovis, Calif. Serves: 1 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast 3 tablespoons chopped Fuji apple 2 tablespoons chopped black or red grapes 2 tablespoons Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon lite mayonnaise 2 teaspoons honey Iceberg lettuce Chop chicken meat and fruit, mix in bowl. Mix in peanut butter, mayonnaise and honey. Spoon into open lettuce leaf, roll and serve. Po Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak 2009 Winner Jordyn B., Lebanon, Pa. Serves: 1 Sandwich 1/2 red pepper 1/2 yellow pepper 1 small onion 1/2 apple (any variety) 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 chicken breast slices or any deli lunch meat chicken Hoagie/sub roll 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Sauce 3 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon honey mustard 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 cup water Cut peppers into strips; cut onions into rings and slice apples into strips. Put into sauce pan with olive oil and cook on medium heat until soft. Cook chicken breast slices and add to the pepper/onion/apple mix. (If you are using deli chicken, cut into strips and add it to the pepper/ onion/apple mix. The deli chicken is already cooked and just needs to be warmed.) For the sauce, heat a sauce pan on medium heat and add peanut butter, Worcestershire sauce, honey mustard, honey and water. Cook until creamy and soft. Add three tablespoons sauce to chicken/pepper/onion/apple mix. Stir together. Put chicken mixture on hoagie/sub roll and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cut remaining half of apple and place it on a plate with left over peanut butter sauce for dipping. Wushu Chicken Tacos 2011 Winner Margalit M., Raleigh, N.C. Serves: 1 1/2 cup diced rotisserie chicken 1/4 cup asparagus pieces, about 1 inch long 1/4 cup yellow squash pieces 2 fajita-size flour tortillas (6-inch) 2 lime wedges, optional Sauce: Fresh ginger slice, 1/8 inch thick, peeled and cut in half 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3/8 teaspoon chili paste with garlic 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 1/4teaspoons sesame oil 3 1/2 teaspoons water Chop ginger and garlic in food processor as finely as possible. Add next seven ingredients and process until sauce is completely smooth. If sauce is too thick, add more water. If sauce is too thin, add more peanut butter. Tossabouthalfthesaucewithchickenandputasideinacoveredbowl. Boil about 1 inch of water in a large skillet and add asparagus. Cover skillet and turn off heat. In 1 to 3 minutes, lift off cover and remove asparagus using tongs. Cut off ends of squash and cut into half-moon pieces. Put 1/4 cup squash pieces into microwave-safe bowl and add a little water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave about 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool slightly and carefully drain off water. Place tortillas in microwave and cook about 15 seconds, or until warm and bend easily. Put chicken in tortillas, top with asparagus and squash and drizzle with additional peanut butter sauce. Serve with optional lime wedges. Wushu Chicken Tacos PB & Fruity Says Let Us Rap Po Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak Peanut Butter Rolls Sushi Style Tropical Fantasy