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Title: Riverland news
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
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Publication Date: 09-22-2011
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, September 22, 2011Vol 29 No. 49 75 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com 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. Fundraiser scheduled for woman hurt in wreckA fundraiser for Velvet Lanier Thronton, who was injured in a vehicle accident, will start at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.7, at American Legion Post 58, north of Walmart on U.S. 41. There will be barbeque dinners available as well as a cake and pie auction, door prizes, raffles, silent auction and entertainment. For more information, call Lescia Lanier Owens at (352) 274-2493 or email at perdidokey7@aol.com. 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. Christian Womens Connection to host luncheon Sept. 29The Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Springs Banquet Hall, 1060 W. Withlacoochee Trail, (County Road 39), Dunnellon. Tickets are $12 per person, which includes lunch and dessert. RSVP by today, Sept. 22, by calling Dot at 465-1150. For more information about the Christian Womens Connection, call Julie at 489-6996. Bank robber gets 20-year sentence A Dunnellon man who confessed to robbing the SunTrust Bank in Dunnellon and the Capitol City Bank in Citrus Springs in July 2010 will spend at least the next 20 years of his life in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday, Sept. 14. Todd Kobielus, 38, formerly of Pennsylvania, was apprehended more than a month after the July bank heists in which he told authorities he robbed the banks to pay for his addiction to prescription pills. On Sept. 14, Judge Willard Pope adjudicated Kobielus guilty on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon (20 years), dealing in stolen property (15 years), burglary of a structure and possession of hydrocodone and methadone (5 years each count). Charges for grand theft were dropped. The maximum sentence for the charge of robbery with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony, could have been life in prison. According to court documents, his sentence was concurrent. In both robberies Kobielus brandished a weapon in which he confessed it was a BB gun. However, laws dont differentiate between weapons used in crimes. Originally, Kobielus had agreed to turn himself in; but while on the way to the Ocala Police Department he jumped from the car he was in and took off on foot. An officer with the Ocala Police Department spotted him and a chase ensued. He was caught a short time later and charged with resisting an officer without violence in which he was found guilty and received 378 days and was credited for time served. Todd Kobielus Sentenced to 20 years in prison Blue Run Ranches gets OK, property rezoned Pilot questions reason for move Blue Run Ranches, a proposed subdivision slightly west of the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport, cleared its final hurdle Monday, Sept. 12, as the Dunnellon City Council approved the developers request to rezone the property, despite the objection of Larry Morrow, an aerobatic pilot who uses the DunnellonMarion County Airport, which abuts the property in question. I oppose this action, Morrow said. Im questioning why this is even being brought forward. The economic times are tough. I question why you would put a residential area next to an airport. Why would you rezone that property thats next to an airport? He said hes received plenty of complaints from residents who currently live near the airport about the noises his plane as well as others make coming to and from the facility. People complain all of the time about the noise, he said. Imagine that, airplane noise at an airport. Mayor Fred Ward attempted to ease Morrows concerns about the proposed development. We can handle this problem when the time This Sunday will mark the 30th anniversary of a significant moment in United States history as the first woman justice Sandra Day OConnor was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, three women now sit on the nine-member panel. However, it was 30 years ago in which President Ronald Reagan made history in nominating the Arizona judge for a position. For the next 25 years, OConnor would be the lone female to sit as a Supreme Court justice. According to wikipdedia.com, in 2001, the Ladies Home Journal ranked her as the secondmost-powerful woman in America. In 2004 and 2005, Forbes magazine listed her as the sixthand thirty-sixth-mostpowerful woman in the world, respectively; the only American women preceding her on the 2004 list were then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, then-U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Hes not Mr. Wizard, but Dunnellon High School teacher Bob Ayton is pretty close. The seventh-year teacher at Dunnellon is a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence, an honor granted to only one science teacher and math teacher in each of the 50 states. Ayton is one of three finalists from Florida up for the award. Each winner, according to the website, www.paemst. org, receives the following: A citation signed by the President of the United States; a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Its just quite an honor, both for Marion County and Dunnellon High School to be nominated in this award, said the former chemist and manager for a laboratory in Philadelphia, Penn. Its a blessing as well. Just from a small JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBob Ayton demonstrates the Ruben's Tube to administrators and staff at Dunnellon High Schoool. Dunnellon High School science teacher nominated for national award Kobielus adjucated guility Sept. 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Taylor Futch, left, and Shelby Webb, right, pose with retired Justice Sandra Day OConnor, after their interview. Special to the Riverland News DMS eighth-graders interview retired justice JEFF BRYAN Riverland News SUPREME ENCOUNTER See SUPREME page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GUIDELINESTo be eligible for the award, each nominee must meet the following criteria: Teach mathematics or science at the 7-12th grade level (2011 deadline) or K-6th grade level (2012 deadline) in a public or private school. Hold at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Be a full-time employee of the school or school district as determined by state and district policies, and teach K-12 students at least 50 percent of the time. Have at least 5 years of full-time, K-12 mathematics or science teaching experience prior to the 2010-2011 academic school year (2011 deadline) or prior to the 2011-2012 academic school year (2012 deadline). Teach in one of the 50 states or the four U.S. jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Not have received the PAEMST award at the national level in any prior competition or category. See WIZARDING page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See REZONED page 2

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Due to an editors error, Capt. Kimberly Peters of the U.S. Air Force was misidentified in a story and pictures in the story titled /11: We will never forget in the Sept. 15 edition of the Riverland News The Riverland News apologizes for the error. A story in the Sept. 15 edition titled Conservation group to have say in city deal, judge says needs clarification. Rainbow River Conservation Inc. is not a plantiff in the suit, the group is intervenors in the Burt Harris lawsuit. comes, he said. There will be people who will be happy about it; there will be people who will be unhappy about it. Sandy McBride sought to have 986.80 acres, currently zoned as agriculture, and have it rezoned as low-density residential. The other 218 acres of the property he wanted zoned as commercial development for an industrial park. Now the planning for the development, voluntary annexed in November 2010, begins. The other crucial step in the process, clearance from the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA), was approved prior to the Sept. 12 City Council meeting in which the Council had to approve the rezoning issue. With the rezoning approved to R-1, Residential Low Density, the status will allow for one house or unit to be built on one acre of property. As part of the agreement, the developer will have to pay for utility hook-ups when the property is developed, said Harold Horne, community development director. Harold, I want some assurances, councilwoman Penny Fleeger said. I want him to enter into some kind of agreements for standards of storm-water runoff and tree preservation. Fleeger reiterated her stance about who would face the burden of utility connections. I reiterate, its on his dime, 100 percent, Horne said. The city recently struck an agreement to purchase bulk potable water from the county at several wells located at the Dunnellon-Marion Airport. Officials are attempting to secure a Community Development Block Grant to run a water line 5 miles from the airport to Dunnellon Heights to increase water pressure in the area. Morrow countered the councils stance about rezoning the property being good for the city. He said he has not seen any studies, but did mention to officials the water they plan on purchasing cannot be for public use. Theres no benefit to the city, he said. Its a detriment to the taxpayers. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 Call Skipper 489-2731 to Advertise On this Special Riverland News Page 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 0009AW0 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR B E D B U G S I N D U N N E L L O N ? BED BUGS IN DUNNELLON? Yes, but we treat for them and we have travel spray. Call Today! Feeling the spirit ... 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school here in Florida to be recognized from one in the schools of the state, and possibly in the nation. However, the father of three was quick to deflect the credit. My students see five other teachers, I could not get this honor without recognizing the other teachers in this school that compliment my class as well, Ayton explained. However, Ayton does not take credit for changing careers and relocating to Florida from his native Pennsylvania. I felt called by God to go into the public schools and to just really affect the lives of young men and women, he said. I was testing and producing livesaving drugs that would go on to save peoples lives, but in education you get to have the ability to save a life in real time. Principal Michelle Lewis, who wrote the letter for the nominating committee for the award, said during a discussion with faculty and staff, Aytons name kept popping up. Engaging, high performing, motivational, and enthusiastic are only a few words that describe one of the finest teachers with whom I have ever worked, Lewis wrote. Robert Ayton is an outstanding science teacher by every measure and most deserving of being selected to receive one of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. His positive impact is reflected in the success of his students, the respect he has earned throughout our school district, and in the classrooms of his peers. In her letter, Lewis cited many measurable examples of his success. The scores of his students on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in both Chemistry and Physics lead our district, she wrote. The percentage of his AP Chemistry students who earn above a 3 on the exam out-pace the next highest performing school in our district by an amazing 21 percent. The average score of his students on the AP Chemistry exam exceeds the average in both our district and state. The results of his AP Physics students are also impressive as their results are 17 percent higher than the district average. Although those statistics are meaningful, they become truly impressive when put in perspective with the following information: Every student in Mr. Aytons AP Chemistry and Physics classes are required to sit for the exam; no student is excluded from testing or hand-picked; and his students are diverse with respect to ethnicity, gender, and economic status. Lewis credited the chair of the schools science department with transformed the delivery of instruction. A similar impact is being felt throughout high school science classrooms in our district as he has taken on a leadership role at that level as well, Lewis wrote. He has played a critical role in the development of Chemistry and Physics curriculum maps. He has created a series of progress monitoring exams used in Chemistry classrooms that guide instruction and student preparation for the common end of course exam. He brings a deep understanding of the Physics and Chemistry disciplines and how they can be used as a vehicle to teach students to be independent problems solvers and critical thinkers. He is leading our school and our district as we strive to engage students and inspire a love of the sciences. The nomination aside, winning isnt important as the impact he makes daily. Any kind of accomplishment and accolades are a result of what you get to do every single day, Ayton said. I dont worry about winning awards, I worry about being able to build relationships with student and develop men and women of integrity and strengthen them in their academic endeavors as well. Of course, being of the top 50 finalists, earning a trip to Washington, D.C., with a chance to shake the hand of the president of the United States certainly isnt lost on the advisor of the schools Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Its an opportunity to share the gospel with President Obama, he said Id probably give him a Bible if I had the chance to. The 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. There will be military displays, vendors, food, beer, veteran organizations and live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free admission and parking. For more information, call Richard Hunt at 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel at 352-2385692 or visit www. NatureCoastVeterans Reunion.com. Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. 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River views Never forgetArguably Notre Dame is the best 0-2 college football team in the country. Turnovers once again killed the Irish in what was a thrilling, frustrating and extremely entertaining football game that unfortunately was on too late in the evening for many to have seen. As I sat down at my computer to critique the game Sunday morning, I was, like 10 years earlier, distracted and eventually riveted by the events honoring the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Just like that morning 10 years ago, I found myself engulfed in the coverage and quickly realized how tender the scars from that day still are today. For the first couple of years when driving up to New York over the Verrazano Bridge into Brooklyn, I was unable to even look over to downtown Manhattan where the towers once stood. It took almost three years before we eventually were comfortable enough to visit Ground Zero. My wife, Anna, worked many years in the Merrill Lynch building right across the street from the towers and her best friend and maid of honor worked in the same building on 9/11. Carrie was late that morning and had come up from the subway station shortly after the first plane had struck the buildings and witnessed the horror of people jumping to their death and later the collapse of the first tower. To this day, Carrie cant remember what bridge she walked, dazed and covered in the soot, over into Brooklyn, only that she eventually made it to Jamaica, N.Y., where a kindly cab driver offered to drive her out to Long Island refusing to take any payment for the trip. Carrie, to this day, is uneasy and reluctant to talk about that day. We visited Carrie in August and Sunday she was very much on our minds. On that same visit to New York in August, we spent time with a soldier who had just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. John lost one of his high school buddies in the Twin Towers and felt the need to honor his buddys memory in doing his part in our countrys War on Terror. John sent me many pictures via email from his tour, but the one I revere the most is of he and his fellow officers after a staff meeting. In the background, outside the window of the conference room, you can see a memorial to the Twin Towers. Believe me our troops know exactly why were there and what were fighting for. God bless them all as we think about them, too, on this 10-year anniversary. I thought about the memorial benches on the boardwalk in my hometown of Long Beach, N.Y., where so many are dedicated to firefighters, policemen and women as well as ordiWhen the going gets tough, the tough get going Does the shoe fit? T he paper is looking for someone to fill my shoes. They are a size 6-1/2, or seven if cheaply made! Seriously, I will end my column the first week in October. It has been a lot of fun and I have met some wonderful people. The time has come for me to shut my mouth and let someone else take a turn. I enjoy writing and it comes natural to me. I think I will always do it in some form. The No. 1 thing teachers tell new writers is write about what you know. Well, I dont know diddle squat! Its time for me to go out and do some living, so I can get my creative juices flowing again. I am not sure if this is a mid-life crisis thing (I turn 50 in December) or if I am just tired. Either way, I would like to hear someone elses take on the world. Every writer has their own style. I like to write as if I am having a conversation with my reader, as if we were in the same room. I am not the flowery adjectiveabundant user. I get to the point. I have always been that way. Some writers like to describe the scene and put you in the mood. One style is not better than the other. You write what comes natural and try to improve your craft in a way that is comfortable for you. As a future columnist, there are a few things you need to know. First there is no money in writing. Seriously, why do you think they call it freelancing? Sadly, newspaper budgets have gone the way of our education budgets they have shrunk. So, you wont be getting paid for your work. If you are lucky, you may get a free subscription. If you truly are a writer, this wont matter. When you love to write, you have to do it weather someone else reads it or pays you for your labor. I find that is true of any craft. No one wants to pay for the true value of hand-made goods. Mass production has taken over the newspaper business Associated Press. You have no idea what a gem you have in a hometown paper. Talk about lost arts. Dont take it personally when someone dislikes what you have to say. Trust me, there will be plenty of people that are offended by your ideas, opinions or sense of humor. People tend to forget that your column is on the Opinion Page. Last time, I checked opinions werent fact. People need to lighten up. Dont take the criticism or the rave reviews to heart. Both can do a number on your self-esteem. I always took the time to write to readers who wrote to me, even if they disliked me or my column. Writers write. What a concept! You will meet some great people when you are in town. It will take awhile to get used to people staring at you with the I know that person from somewhere face. People will share their ideas for a column. Some may be good and some may be off the wall. Remember to thank them for reading your column and making suggestions. Dont write about politics, sex or religion. If you do, prepare to be condemned. Know your audience. If you want to take a stab at writing, email Jeff Bryan, the Riverland News editor, at editor@riverlandnews.com. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Dont fret. I will be sending in a column every now and then. Honestly, it will take more than duct tape to keep my mouth shut. 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 22, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE OTHER GUY What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails And puppy-dogs tails, Thats what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice, Thats what little girls are made of. Oftentimes I wonder if the countless hours I spend with my children will pay off. The hours spent reading, playing on the floor with a bum knee, which by the way, still needs that minor surgery the doctor wanted to do six months ago, trying to teach my boys the importance of respecting others, being courteous and using some manners. Of course, Im not alone. My wife helps, too. But theyre boys; boys are supposed to get dirty, scrape their knees, laugh at the noises of certain bodily functions. As boys age, men still like to get dirty, scrape their knees and laugh at the noises of certain bodily functions. Moms are different in that they like boys to stay clean; silence the noises from bodily functions and avoid bumps and bruises. In other words, they want to protect their babies from harm. Dads believe in toughening em up. Boxes and scrap lumber are like gold for Jackson and Jayden. However, the other night, as I was helping them clean up their room, and getting ready for bed time, I had tossed a mattress on the floor youd have thought I rang the bell for the ultimate fighter championship. CANNON BALLLLLL! Jayden bellowed from the top of his lungs. CANNON BALLLLLL! Jackson chimed in. Mother came in the room; a scowl on her face. We dont jump off beds, she said in a soft, soothing voice. Looking at me, she added: Arent you going to stop them? Theyre fine, I assured her. If you guys break an arm, Daddys taking you to the hospital, she said in her best authoritative tone. Thats when those countless hours of reading paid off. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head; Momma called the doctor And the doctor said, No more monkeys jumping on the bed. I burst into laughter. Momma couldnt contain her surprise either. So as the cannon balls continued, Jayden chimed in with his big brother and began reciting the storyline. While it wasnt precise, we got their point. Momma tried to intervene. My monkeys shouldnt be jumping off the bed, she explained. Jayden, already fluent in sarcasm, simply pointed to each of us. Jackson monkey, Jayden monkey, Momma monkey and Daddy monkey, he said in between his ha has. CANNON BALLLLLLL! they both screamed, jumping at the same time. Shes still praying for that little girl to provide a balance in the force. Im thinking she might need a girl to keep her sanity. What are little boys made of? D unnellon is a wonderful and special community, with much to offer. That being said Dunnellon is not immune to current economic problems throughout our country. In fact, we have been made painfully aware of our vulnerabilities, an aging population that has slowed its rate of retirement, a serious lack of jobs due to no manufacturing base, and no viable plan for development of an ecotourism economy, to name a few. While the city has taken some steps to remedy its fiscal problems through actions such as red-light cameras and the formation of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, these steps at best may serve to postpone the raising of taxes that are already set at the highest millage rate in the county. It will take solid leadership and hard work to create a sober plan for the economic future of Dunnellon. The hard work will include the recognition by retired residents that part of this communitys beauty is the long-time residents and families that are not yet retired. The small businesses and civic organizations that provide the next generations with Little League, Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, etc. The organizations that come together to support those in need. Geography is a wonderful thing and Dunnellon is uniquely situated in some of the worlds most breathtaking landscapes. But a city is also beautiful when local businesses and concerned citizens, who can ill afford it, get together and support families and individuals in need. Examples of this include Relay for Life, the MichelleGram Foundation and fundraising events for Justin Drew, a young man injured in a traffic wreck, and Linda Cages family. So how do we get going? We would like to invite our readers to assist in this endeavor. No plan of action can realize fruition without public participation and public buy-in. This is why we are also calling upon the city of Dunnellon to find ways to better inform the public as to its longrange plans. If Greenlight Communications is part of that plan, how so? Is it a stand alone idea or are there plans to use it as a bargaining chip to lure tech companies or a hospital? How does redlight cameras effect our economic situation? Most importantly, how are we to best lay the foundations for real economic stability for the future? What adult decisions need to be made so that we may most actively protect the assets we have to offer such as the Rainbow River and also utilize these assets to meet economic needs. Through the next few weeks, please send in your ideas. Ideas that you may have as to how, not whether, we should grow. The sooner we roll up our sleeves, the better. America is great not because someone gives you a job, but because you can make one for yourself. Dunnellon is great, not because we can wait for the state to buy up property for us, but because we have vision and purpose. And hopefully that purpose will include a broad range and respect for the needs of all the citizens of this community, both inside the city limits and outside retired and working. Dunnellon can and must recognize the business needs of what is arguably its largest tax base. The local small businesses; to that end, we would like to specifically invite the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce to be more vocal in its plan for economic stability. Send in your ideas by e-mail at editor@riverlandnews.com or by regular mail at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Kathleen Wallace See LETTERS page 5

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 Dunnellon Elementary gearing up for annual Fall Festival Michele Rush reported from the Dunnellon Elementary School PTO meeting Sept. 8. Our mission is to connect the school with the home and the community, she said, noting the group discussed the Open House, which was held Tuesday, Sept. 13, and that it sold Tiger Cub T-shirts for $8. There are still T-shirts available if you are interested. Please send in those Boxtops and Labels for Education that you collected all summer. Each one counts to make our school a more effective environment where our kids can learn. We are seeking donations from the community for the fifth annual Fall Festival. This will be the best one yet! We strongly encourage parents, and grandparents to partner with the PTO and help us support the students and teachers. If you wish to be added to the e-mail list, please contact Michelle Rush at shellcry.rush@ yahoo.com. Our PTO does an excellent job, but they surely could use more help! Please get in touch with Ms. Rush and join in the fun. Our fall festival is such a highlight for our children and our staff as well. Its a time for families to come together and enjoy a night out in a safe environment. The more help we have, the better it will be. So look for announcement of our next meeting and make plans to attend! We thank you in advance for our students! Our Open House was a well-attended event. Parents met in the cafeteria for a welcome from Principal Fredna Wilkerson. Teachers were introduced to the parents. Then parents were instructed about how to rotate classes if they had more than one child in the school. The Media Center was open for parents and students to come to the Book Fair. It was a busy night with a lot of looking and buying. Parents were also able to purchase books for their childrens classrooms from the teachers wish list. Our teachers are very appreciative of the books that were donated and say a big thank you! And we thank you for supporting our Book Fair. We have a new third-grade teacher, John Griffin. Mr. Griffin is thrilled to be at Dunnellon Elementary. A Marion County native, Mr. Griffin grew up in Ocala and attended Marion County Public Schools. He went to the University of Florida and earned his Masters Degree in Elementary Education and is in his second year teaching. When hes not teaching Tiger Cubs, Mr. Griffin likes to relax with a good comic book. Welcome to DES Mr. Griffin.Calendar Of Events Sept. 27 8 a.m., Altrusa Read-In; 2 p.m., Title 1 parent meeting, media center. Dunnellon Middle tutoring program to resume soon Interim Reports will be issued Friday, Sept. 23, at Dunnellon Middle School. Parents, please review this important midquarter indicator of your childs progress. We invite parents to call our Guidance Office at 465-6720 to arrange for a parent/teacher meeting to discuss your childs progress and successes. DMS is very happy to once again offer before-school tutoring. Before-school tutoring runs from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. Any and all students who would like additional help in any subject are encouraged to attend. Parents/guardian will be responsible for transportation. We look forward to this opportunity to assist students in their continued success here at DMS. Teacher Pages on the Dunnellon Middle School Website are available for parents and students to view. Please visit www.marion.k12. fl.us/schools/dms and click on your teachers webpage to find out current, past and future assignments. Dunnellon Middle School sent home with students Monday, Sept. 12, the Dominos Fundraiser flyer. The cost of the card is $10 and with just one use will pay for itself. The Dominos card can be used as many times as you like until it expires in June 2012. That adds up to a lot of savings if your family enjoys pizza. The DMS Reading Department/Media Center will host this fundraiser to supplement our Media Center budget. Incentives are: The two top selling homerooms will enjoy a donut party and each student who sells at least 10 cards will get to put a whipped cream pie in Mr. Rockers face. Money for all sales must be in by Monday, Sept. 26. Cash accepted or make check(s) payable to Dunnellon Middle School. We thank our parents and students for their support and look forward to using lots of whipped cream! Sorry Mr. Rocker! Coupons for Education are now available for purchase either in the morning in the Caf before school starts or in the Media Center during the day. Please note, you will need to sign-in at the front desk of building No. 1 before going onto campus. There are many new money saving offers and a new look ... Peel and Save Card. Mr. Jones in our Media Center is once again heading-up this program for DMS. Students will receive incentives for every Coupons for Education card sold! We invite our Dunnellon community to take advantage of all the money saving offers this year while supporting education. Dunnellon Middle School will recognize National Food Service Workers Day this week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 23. During the 2010-11 school year, the Dunnellon Middle School Caf staff prepared and served 204,446 meals, 36,864 slices of pizza, 104,809 juice packs and, 100,669 cartons of milk! That is just to name a few of the items served. We would like to say thank you to Mrs. Cindy Guile, cafeteria manager and her staff, Mrs. Deborah Hunley, Mrs. Lori Grant, Mrs. Dorsa Murphy, Mrs. Emily Tumas and Mrs. Christina Maldonado. These wonderful ladies have a special treat cooked up for students Friday, Sept. 23, to celebrate National Food Service Workers Day. Please, dont forget to say thank you to our hard working Caf staff. Dunnellon Middle Schools No Child Left Behind School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) for 2010-11 is available for review in Building No. 1, Front Desk. Box Tops for Education: we thank everyone who has been sending in their Box Tops and hope you will continue to do so. It is a great help and we appreciate your contribution to DMS. Romeo prepping for Altrusa Read-In R omeo Elementary School teachers are busy finalizing grades for interim reports that will go home with students Friday, Sept. 23. This will be the first official notice of how your child is progressing in the current grade level. Since this is a reflection of the first four weeks of school, it gives parents an insight into the progress being made. It is a great time to schedule a teacher conference if you have questions or concerns, or just to use as an opportunity to get suggestions for ways that you can help your child. Sept. 27 is a big day for all schools as the official Altrusa Read-In takes off. At this time, visiting people go into each classroom to read and stress the importance of reading every day. At Romeo, it marks the first visit of our Top of the World Grandparents Group. This group of volunteers comes to Romeo by bus once a month to visit an adopted classroom. They are the cheerleaders for that group of students, and our Romeo Pioneers look forward to their visits. This month, they will be joined by three State legislators, who will visit Romeo on the same day. Romeo is excited to have the ears of such important visitors and we hope to share some unique Romeo activities. The PTO is busy planning Romeo Round-Up 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 Football 101 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon cheerleader Chelsea Dominey, left, gives some instructional advice to Anna Zarkowski about how to grip a football as the two take a break during half time of the Tigers football game against Nature Coast. SCHOOL NEWS 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 489-9552. 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. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Jane Ashman DMS Principal John Griffin new teacher at DES. Special to the Riverland NewsParents and students enjoy the Book Fair in the Dunnellon Elementary School Media Center. The Book Fair, which recently wrapped up, also gave parents the opportunity to purchase books for their childrens classrooms from the teachers wish list. Book sale a success United Way looks for artists to paint the future OCALA Marion County artists of all ages are invited to draw attention to the impact United Way of Marion County has had in this community for the last half century. United Way of Marion Countys 50th anniversary Art Contest call to artists, application and submission guidelines are available at www.uwmc.org. There is no entry fee. Paintings will be exhibited at the annual Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO) art festival Oct. 22 and 23 with winning entries auctioned at United Ways 50th anniversary celebration in December. Winning artwork will also be displayed on long-term loan at United Way of Marion County, with proceeds from the auction benefiting the nonprofit organization. The contest deadline, with entries to be submitted electronically, is Friday, Oct. 14. Painting intended for display at FAFOs Arts Festival must be dropped off by Thursday, Oct. 20 at United Ways office, 1401 N.E. Second St., one block north of Silver Springs Boulevard. Artwork will be judged Oct. 22 and cash prizes including $200 for Best of Show, will be awarded in two categories: Adult, ages 18 and older for professional and amateur artists, and youth, for all children through age 17. FAFO will also host a preview exhibit and artists reception Thursday, Oct. 13. In order to have artwork included for the preview, it must be delivered to United Ways office by Oct. 11. Contest details are available at United Way of Marion Countys website at www.uwmc.org, for more information about United Way or its anniversary celebration, call 732-9696. Special to the Riverland News PRINCIPALS OFFICE ROMEO ELEMENTARY Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal From staff reports

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Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 7 Carson Lawrence recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the start of the ceremony. Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy kindergartners Jasmine Whiting, left, and Carlee Jane Hytovick, smile as they watch their classmates perform during the Honoring Our Local Heroes Wednesday, Sept. 14, at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Attendees applaud local police officers, firefighters and EMTs as they are honored by students and staff at Dunnellon Christian Academy. Cody Hysler, a student at Dunnellon Christian Academy, prays at the beginning of the Honoring Our Local Heroes. Valency Bauman, left, Aden Permar, Karlene Barker and Addison Schweers helped open the ceremony singing Yankee Doodle Dandy while riding their ponies. P atriotic songs, old hymns and uplifting prayers, homemade cards of thanks were given to area law enforcement officials, firefighters and EMTs as Dunnellon Christian Academy paid tribute to Americas heroes Wednesday, Sept. 14, at its ninth annual Honoring Our Local Heroes. Officials were treated to a spaghetti dinner and dessert prior to the evenings program, which students from K3 through 12th grade participated in. The event drew a round of applause for both the students and officials honored by the students and staff at the school.

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Lake Tropicana Civic Association flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic 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. The Assocations Clubhouse is at 3380 S.W. 181st Court. For more information, contact Linda at hall3118@bellsouth.net or call 465-5039. Young Eagles Rally slated for Oct. 29The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport at 15070 S.W. 111th St., Dunnellon, off of County Road 484. Any boy or girl, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, that has not previously flown a Young Eagles flight is eligible to participate. Preregistration is not required. Registraiton begins at 8:30 a.m. with ground school to follow at 9:10, pilot briefing at 9:15 and flying to begin at 9:30. There is no charge for this event. For more information, contact Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273 or e-mail Patdayton9726@gmail. com. Steel Horse Stampede slated Nov. 5The eighth annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride through Marion County will be Nov. 5. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County Inc. Last year, 255 riders raised more than $16,700 at this event. Participants may preregister by calling (352) 854-5218 or register the day of the event at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave in Ocala. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a start time of 10. The cost is a minimum donation of $20 for the first rider and $15 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbeque lunch, plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and entertainment. Stampede participants will take a 55-mile ride through Marion County, escorted by Marion County Sheriffs Department. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. For more information about the ride, call (352) 854-5218. 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. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 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 00092TX Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 00099IO MUSEUM EYECARE 00092PV Who Will Be Dunnellons Next Pet Idol? TO ENTER: Submit one photo of your pet (only one entry per pet) along with the completed entry form, and a $5.00 donation payable to Riverland News NIE Program. Contest entries must be received by 5 PM Thur., October 13, 2011 (The Riverland News is not responsible for late or damaged mailed entries.) Photos may be e-mailed to cgaouette@riverlandnews.com Thursday Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 : Contestants photos will be published in The Riverland News Readers can then vote for their favorite pet photo by submitting a voting ballot along with a 25-cent-per vote (.25) donation to the NIE program. Voting ballots will be published in the newspaper or pick one up at: The Riverland News office 20441 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon. Voters may submit multiple votes. All proceeds to help sponsor NIE (Newspapers in Education) Pets Name: Owners Name: Address: City: State: Zip Phone: Email ENTRY FEE: $5.00 donation to Riverland News NIE Program ____ CASH ____CHECK (make payable to: Riverland News NIE Program) Credit Card ___Mastercard ___Visa ___Amex ___Discover Credit Card# 3 Digit CID# Signature Be sure to include pets photo or EMAIL PHOTOS TO: cgaouette@riverlandnews.com 2nd PLACE: $50 in Prizes ~ 3rd PLACE: $25 in Prizes Call for more information: 352-489-2731 or email cgaouette@riverlandnews.com Send completed form along with payment to: 1st PLACE $100 in Prizes 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 0 0 0 9 1 A X SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com Answers on page 3 COMMUNITY EVENTS Clearing a path JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMike Goff, an employee with the city of Dunnellon, clears trees Monday along the southside of East Pennsylvania Avene.

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Clinton, and then-First Lady Laura Bush. On Aug. 12, 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States, by President Barack Obama. On Monday, Sept. 12, two eighth-graders from Dunnellon Middle School made their own mark in history. They landed an interview with the now-retired Supreme Court justice who was visiting the Graham Center on the campus of the University of Florida. Originally, Taylor Fulton and Shelby Webb were granted an interview with former Gov. Bob Graham prior to the days activities; however, with a little persistence from Principal Jane Ashman, the two young ladies were granted the lone interview with the 84-year-old OConnor. (Principal Ashman) was being very assertive, Webb said, explaining how she and Fulton secured an interview with OConnor. Ashman explained she was simply trying to garner an opportunity for her students as much as fill a lifelong dream of meeting OConnor, whom she called a hero. She said there was no obvious harm in requesting and interview with OConnor; the worst they could say was no. It made my day, Ashman said. She is an inspiration for women. She proved women, could in fact, be anything you wanted to be. To meet her and shake her hand, it was thrilling. With a prepared list of questions in hand, the sheet was passed off to a member of OConnors team to preview the questions. The ones which OConnor was willing to answer were highlighted and the sheet was returned to Fulton and Webb. It was a very fun experience, Fulton said. She is a very sweet lady. Were the young teens nervous? I was nervous if we messed up, Fulton said. She is an idol to many people. Shes very well known. Its just one of many interviews throughout the years the Morning Madness crews from Dunnellon Middle have secured. Among the others include interviews with former Gov. Charlie Crist, Florida First Lady Ann Scott and Dave Andreychuk, a prolific NHL superstar for 24 years and likely Hall of Famer. It was the best, Webb said of the interview. To interview someone as important as Sandra Day OConnor; she has history behind who she is. The interview with OConnor went off without a hitch. As a matter of fact, a public relations crew from former Gov. Grahams office was also on hand, filming the events of the day. While the DMS Morning Madness crew was taping their segment, those with Gov. Grahams office took note and started filming the girls. They said their questions were better than the ones they were going to ask, Beth Wood, the teacher who overseas the schools video production class, said. So they started following the girls along. They were having a blast watching our kids do their thing. With several high-profile interviews in the history of the class, whats next? Wed like to interview a president, Webb said. 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Duke moved to Dunnellon with her husband Jimmy in 2006 and though still undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she quickly became one of the thrift shops Wednesday Girls. Currently, she volunteers both at the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and at Annie W. Johnsons Thrift Store. In her spare time, she works on sewing projects for Hospice of Marion County and creates dresses for African children. Her energy, enthusiasm, and buoyant attitude inspire us all to give a little extra and to do it with style and good humor. BRIDGE SCORES Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Sept. 13: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 7,060; 2. Ruth Brucker, 6,220; 3. Sandra Leaper, 6,010; 4. Jean Bozak, 5,490. Slams: Debby Rodriguez and Luise Pellett, 6 NT made 7. Results of play from Sept. 5: Winners: 1. Ruth Brucker, 5,930; 2. Jean Bozak, 5,850; 3. Billie Barnes, 5,580; 4. Irene Komorowski, 4,990; 5. Debby Rodriguez, 4,870. No slams. Results of play from Tuesday, Aug. 30: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 7,560; 2. Jean Bozak, 6,320; 3. Richard Davis, 5,670; 4. (tie), John Ghan, 5,150 and Debby Rodriguez, 5,150. Slams: Debby Rodriguez and Luise Pellett, 6C; Alice Setzer and Tomiko Vasey 6H; Jean Bozak and Millie Morales, 6H; Jean Bozak and Millie Morales, 6NT made 7; and John Ghan and Millie Morales, 6 NT; and Debby Rodriguez and Tomiko Vasey, 6H. COMMUNITY EVENT Horizon of Hope Luncheon scheduled Oct. 8The fifth annual Horizon of Hope Luncheon and Fashion Show, presented by Team Basketcases and Michelle -O-Gram, will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person and are now on sale. The event will also feature a celebrity purse auction. For more information, call Alma at 4891660 or Sherry at 489-2121. S UP R EME continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School Principal Jane Ashman, Taylor Futch, former Gov. Bob Graham, Shelby Webb and Beth Wood, teacher, pose for a photo after Futch and Webb completed their interview with the former U.S. senator at the Graham Center on the campus of the University of Florida.

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Kenny Kruger, Boys Swimming Kruger is a hard worker, in the pool and in school. He is an honor student with a 3.97 weighted GPA and in the pool is always asking for more work so that he can get better. This past weekend at the county swim meet, he won the 200-yard freestyle and was second in the 500yard freestyle. Kali Janosik, Girls Swimming Janosik is a hard worker as well as a good student. She is at practice every night and although not the fastest on the team, she is one of the hardest working. She never complains and is willing to do whatever is asked. She doesnt come to practice late and she doesnt leave early. In the classroom, she is an Honor Student with a 4.36 weighted g.p.a. This year, she is dual enrolled, taking all college courses at College of Central Florida. Riverland sports 10 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 Kali Janosik Kenny Kruger SPORTS EVENTS 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. 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 Rainbows End Golf Club. The 18-hole event, with continental breakfast and a cookout lunch, is $60 per player. There will be hole-in-one 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 Rainbows End Golf Club at 489-4566. Inaugural trap shoot slated Oct. 22The inaugural Aim for Liberty Trap Shoot will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at Robinson Ranch at 19730 S.E. 127th Terrace Dunnellon. Contestant tickets are $75 each. Guest tickets are $35, which includes lunch and T-shirt. For more information, call 352-566-8403 or email lucy@republican businesscouncil.com. Memorial Bicycle ride scheduled 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.bgcof marion.org. For more information about the chance drawing, call Grant Chance at 465-7538. 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 DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY ELECTRIC BEACH SALON RAM TOUGH CHALLENGE: Tigers meet Eastside in district tilt Three tough weeks and three tough opponents However, it wont get any easier for the Dunnellon High School football team as the Tigers host Gainesville Eastside in the District 5A-5 opener for each team. Its been a tough three weeks, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said. Its always tough. The Rams, losers of two straight, certainly have their strengths, Beasley said. Theyve got really good overall team speed on both sides of the ball, the seventh-year head coach said. Theyve got guys that can run. Defensively, they just run to the ball pretty well, theyve got good athletes. Containing Eastsides spread offense at the point of attack will be essential for the Tigers (2-1), Beasley explained. Weve go to keep their quarterback in the pocket and not let him get out, said Beasley, whose team begins its bid for a third straight playoff appearance. Containing JQuan Rhymes, the Rams signal caller, and his arsenal of weapons means tackling well, a fact not lost on Beasley and his team. We missed way too many tackles; we didnt tackle well in space, Beasley said of his teams performance against Nature Coast. Its something weve DUNNELLON VS. GAINSEVILLE EASTSIDEWHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ned Love Field. LAST WEEK: Dunnellon knocked off Nature Coast, 22-18, while Eastside lost to Orlando Jones, 7-6. RECORDS: Dunnellon 2-1 overall; Gainesville, 1-2. WHO TO WATCH: Dunnellon QB Jordon Boley threw for two touchdowns in the Tigers 22-18 victory against Nature Coast last Friday. Boley connected with TE Connor Wentz for an 8-yard score in the third quarter and with RB Wesley Beasley for a 66-yard strike, the game-wining score in the fourth quarter. DB Bobby Robinson sealed the victory with an interception at the goal line for Dunnellon. LB Malcom Ross leads the team in tackles with 28. RB Steven Glover had 59 yards on 13 carries in the Rams 7-6 loss to Orlando Jones last week. QB JQuan Rhymes and WR JuJuan Young Battle accounted for the scoring in the loss, connecting on a 16-yard touchdown pass. SWIMMERS MAKE WAVES In the biggest meet of the season thus far for the Dunnellon High School swimming teams, Kenny Kruger made the biggest statement. The senior won first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:08.11 and finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:12.06 Saturday, pacing the Tigers boys swimming team to a fifth-place finish with 112 points at the Marion County Interscholastic Swimming Meet at the Newton A. Perry Aquatic Center on the campus of the College of Central Florida On the girls side, Alex Love paced the Lady Tigers to a fourth-place finish with 142 points. Forest won the team title, scoring 387 points. Belleview finished a distant second with 252 points. Love finished third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:05.19. She was also 400 freestyle relay that finished third with a time of 4:35.30. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellon preps for district opener See RAM page 12 ROBERT RUPPRECHT/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Kenny Kruger glides through the water during the 200-yard freestyle event, which the Tiger senior took gold in. He also took second in the 500-yard freestyle. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News ABOVE: Chase Reilly competes in the breaststroke. RIGHT: Kenny Kruger congratulates Thomas Reilly after their relay as Chase Reilly looks on. BOTTOM: Madeline Duran competes in the butterfly. JACOB FURR/For the Riverland NewsAlex Love competes in the 100-yard freestyle event. Love finished third. She was the highest placing girl for the Lady Tigers. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News ROBERT RUPPRECHT/For the Riverland News Dunnellon High swim teams compete at county championships Riverland News

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Riverland sports Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 11 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League and Tournament scores for the week ending Sept. 18: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dennis Flanagan 320, 819; Bill Levert 303, 819; Eric Glowacki 759; Dee Smith 240; Wendy Smith 227, 585; Dorine Fugere 583. Scratch: Dennis Flanagan 277; Mike Dudziak 263; Eric Glowacki 705; Bill Levert 696; Dee Smith 240; Wendy Smith 227, 585; Dorine Fugere 583. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Nick Bello 254; Ken Sprague 243, 695; Bill Spatz 243; Chuck Keaton 651; Sharon Mason 260, 673; Joyce Swarm 227, 658. Scratch: Ken Sprague 233, 665; Bill Spatz 197; Bob Swarm 509; Sharon Mason 194, 475; Joan Moriarty 161; Wanda Schroeder 457. Suncoast Seniors Mixed: Handicap: Jerry Ness 294, 766; Murphy Combs 291; George Simonson 647; Pat Combs 251, 641; Julie Nagengast 245; Pat Tutewohl 642. Scratch: Jerry Ness 278, 718; Murphy Combs 264, 534; Pat Combs 181; Julie Nagengast 174; Pat Tutewohl 456; Barb Steffen 437. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Liz Rollason 277, 765; Carol McHale 267; Lisa Morgan 719. Scratch: Lisa Morgan 202, 587; Liz Rollason 180, 474. Late Starters: Handicap: Myron Paliwoda 263, 640; Ben Wall 226; Bob Biggs 636; Helen Herr 240, 632; Jean Olson 234; Trina Paliwoda 651. Scratch: Rich Soletto 216, 554; Myron Paliwoda 210; Ted Rafanan 569; Rosemarie Marcucci 180; Fran Barlow 178; Millie George 457; Trina Paliwoda 456. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Larry Kirk 326, 848; Eric Glowacki 323, 809. Scratch: Eric Glowacki 299, 737; Brian Carney 288; Tim Lawrence 751. Parkview Womens Trio: Handicap: Jane Terrell 285, 745; Dianna Kirk 255; Helen Herr 692. Scratch: Jane Terrell 237, 601; Mary Briscoe 179, 483; Maggie Savarese 483. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Gaynor Stoner 230; Bob Craver 228, 646; Pat Stoner 265, 687; Barb McNally 240, 603. Scratch: Gaynor Stoner 180; Dave Messenger 173, 498; Bob Krueger 173; Mike Bonadonna 173; Alan Murray 491; Pat Stoner 203, 501; Barb McNally 200, 483. Holder Hotshots NoTap: Handicap: John Gilbert 268, 741; Larry Clark 266; Robert Stein 707; Tammy Woodburn 283, 753; Judy Hindbaugh 277, 757. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 223, 572; John Gilbert 207; Bill Hare 562; Judy Hindbaugh 193, 505; Tammy Woodburn 178; Kathy Calcagni 480. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 316, 909; David Rogers 310; Damon Mills-Smith 842; Toni MillsSmith 300, 823; Mar Conklin 291; June Williams 796. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 247, 652; Marvin Brigner 246, 675; Lisa Morgan 203, 568; Toni Mills-Smith 202, 529. Bowlers of the Week: Liz Rollason, 105 pins over her average, and Larry Kirk, 206 pins over his average. Dunnellon golfers enjoy success on the course The Dunnellon High School golf team continues to make strides. The Tigers recorded their third win of the season Thursday, Sept. 15, finishing second to Ocala Forest, but topping St. Johns High School in a tri-match at Juliette Falls. Dunnellon (4-5) finished with a team total of 188, while Forest fired a 160. St. Johns came in with a 211. But it was Bryce Thalacker and Michael Beach providing the biggest highlight of the 9hole round for the Tigers. The sophomores tied for top team honors, each shooting a 9-over 45 to lead Dunnellon. The 9-over 45 was Beachs best prep score. I didnt make many mistakes! Beach said Beach. Thalacker, on the other hand, was not as thrilled with his score. I got a new club and I couldnt hit as well, he explained. Other scores for the Tigers include: Ryan Molloy, 48; Kyle Smith, 50; Richie Litterine, 54; and Madeline Tourne, 66. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Ocala Vanguard at Pine Oaks Country Club. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers play today at Juliette Falls against Lake Weir and Crystal River. Setting the tone With another busy week including three games, the Dunnellon High School volleyball team is showing a lot of heart on the court. With two home games and one away game, the team made their fans proud by never giving up even when the competition was fierce. On Monday, Sept. 12, the Lady Tigers competed against Forest, losing the first two games of the match, 25-9 in each game. Dunnellon went into the third game knowing how to come together as a team, coming away with 25-23 victory 25-23, but lost the fourth game, 25-12, because of miscommunication and confusion. When we won the third game, I thought it would help us work together and fix our previous mistakes and win, Abby Hatfield said. But I think we got on the court with the wrong mindset. We were overly excited about winning and lost our focus. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Lady Tigers faced Hernando at home. Tired, the team started off slowly losing the first and second game, 25-13 and 25-12. By the third game, the team was awake and flowing together. However, it wasnt enough as Dunnellon fell, 25-20. But the score showed how much the Lady Tigers stepped up their efforts. We didnt come together as a team very good, co-captain Alyssa Claffey said. Once we started losing, some of the girls heads just werent into it like usual. With a practice day Wednesday, the Lady Tigers traveled Thursday, Sept. 15, to Tavares. Traveling an hour there by bus gave the team time to bond and have a good time. However, losing all three games to Tavares, 25-9, 25-11, 25-12. The long drive didnt make the girls want to give up, only to work harder. We had bad communication and a lot of mental errors, said co-captain Casey Weber. We have a lot of work to do as far as knowing our rotation and block coverage. The Lady Tigers (1-5) played Tuesday at Crystal River. Results were not available at press time. Dunnellon plays Thursday at home against Eustis and Friday at home against West Port. OMAR DESARDEN/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon volleyball player Amberay Molder returns a volley during action Monday night against Forest as Abby Hatfield (1) looks on. Despite tough week, volleyball team shows improvement RACHEL HORNE/For the Riverland NewsKyle Smith watches his tee shot during Dunnellons tri-match Thursday against Forest and St. Johns at Juliette Falls. Smith fired a 50 as the Tigers finished second with a 188. Dunnellon JV slips past Columbia, 18-16 The Dunnellon junior varsity football team faced an unfamiliar foe for todays generation of football players Thursday night at Ned Love Field; but those who competed for the Tigers in the 1960s might recognize the opponent. For the first time in 50 years, Dunnellon competed against Columbia High School out of Lake City; and Dunnellon certainly didnt disappoint the home crowd, slipping past Columbia, 18-16. We dug deep, gave it a good full game, gave immense effort and worked real hard, Dunnellon coach Archie Smith said. We executed blocking and running assignments. I knew we had good athletes and it showed this game. Columbia had some big boys and had a good undefeated team, but we didnt let that stop us. Throughout most of the first quarter, the two teams battled back and forth, trying to push the ball down the field to score. However, the score remained scoreless entering the second quarter. Each team traded possessions, forcing the other to punt the ball as the defensive battle continued. However, with a little more than two minutes remaining in the opening half, Columbias offense struck for the first touchdown of the game with 2:07 on the clock to take a 7-0 lead. But Dunnellon had a Varsity squad sinks Nature Coast, 22-18 Robinson seals with victory with INT BROOKSVILLE With an offense designed to grind out long drives and control the clock, the Dunnellon High School football team went to its playback in search of a big play Friday night at the Shark Tank in a 22-18 victory against Nature Coast Tech. The initial attempt in the second quarter proved faulty as the Sharks Frank Sampson thwarted the deep play jumping in front of Wesley Besley and intercepting Jordon Boleys pass on a third-and-10 play from their own 22-yard line. Nature Coast capitalized on the turnover six plays later when the Sharks Thomas Carney connected with Matthew Breida on a 37-yard strike down the middle of the field on a fourthand-7 play. The touchdown and ensuing 2-point conversion by Carney put Nature Coast ahead 11-8 with 6:23 remaining in the opening half. Breida, the third in a long line of quick, brushing runners the Tigers defense, proved to be all that he was billed to be. Entering the game, he had rushed for 300 plus yards and five scores this season. He didnt miss a beat against Dunnellon. Hit many times behind or at the line of scrimmage, the junior back bounced off wouldbe tacklers. He finished with 166 yards, including DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon running back Ladarrius Thomas looks for room to run during junior varsity action last Thursday against Columbia High School at Ned Love Field. Dunnellon won, 18-16. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See VARSITY page 12 See SLIPS page 12

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quick response, as Brandon Smith put Dunnellon inside Columbias 10-yard line. Tyler Powell connected with Ladarrius Thomas for Dunnellons first score and the team converted the 2point conversion for an 8-7 lead at the half. On the opening kick off of the second half, Columbia couldnt keep a handle on the ball and Dunnellon (1-2) recovered. Dunnellon capitalized on the miscue, relying heavily on the legs of Smith for a touchdown and 2-point conversion for a 167 lead. Dunnellon kept Columbias offense in check in the opening quarter of the second half, limiting them to a field goal. Forcing Dunnellon to punt in the fourth quarter, Powell put a voodoo twist on the ball, landing it deep in Columbias territory. That punt Powell was a coachs dream, Smith said. Dunnellons defense came in big on the very next play when Powell tackled a Columbia ball carrier in the end zone for a safety, expanding its lead to 18-7. Dunnellon wouldnt be so fortunate to pin Columbia deep inside its own territory on its next punt, as Columbia returned Powells kick 100 yards with 1:01 remaining in the game, cutting Dunnellons lead to 18-13. Columbias 2-point conversion failed as Jesse McMahon and Justin Hamm stuffed the ball carrier short of the goal line, giving Dunnellon its first victory of the season. Everyone is part of this winning team, Smith told his team in the post-game huddled. Even if you didnt get put in today, you are still a vital part of the game. As the next few games go on, you will get in the game. We only had a two-point lead, but thats how the cookie crumbles. We stepped up our practice and it shows. They had some plays that gave me a heart attack like the 100yard punt return, but we put up our own. Dunnellon plays at 7 p.m. today at Crystal River. always done well in the past. Its kind of hard for us for to see that happen. It just doesnt happen around here much. Well get it corrected in practice and go out about our business. Limiting the Rams offensive possessions is crucial in that respect. The Tigers allowed the Sharks to run 50 offensive plays, churning out more than 300 yards of offense. Weve got to be able to get people off the field; tackling is just a one-two thing. Weve been pretty good at it, he said. Defensive back Bobby Robinson, who thwarted the Sharks final drive, hinted at the frustration of not tackling well against Nature Coast. It was very frustrating when wed hit him and hed keep going, said Robinson, who has 16 tackles this season. We just need to do a better job of wrapping up on defense and getting them to the ground. The Tigers offense, slow to start in the first two games f the season, seemed to show signs of coming around against Nature Coast. Still, hanging onto the ball is critical for Dunnellon, which turned it over twice in last weeks game, running the season total to 10. 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(91,540) (91,540) Gas Taxes 410,652 410,652 Franchise Fees 180,960 180,960 Utility Taxes 329,945 329,945 Licenses and Permits 79,728 79,728 Intergovernmental Revenue 184,776 184,776 Charges for Service 3,300 2,741,702 2,745,002 Fines and Forfeitures 683,200 683,200 Miscellaneous Revenue 30,700 42,858 1,000 74,558 Public Safety 2,000 2,000 Public Safety Grant -Federal 116,157 116,157 Stormwater Grant-State 179,294 179,294 Economic Environment-Grant-Federal 83,403 83,403 Sewer Grant SRF 750,000 750,000 Physical Environment Sanitation revenue 178,522 178,522 Culture & Recreation 4,000 4,000 Transportation 19,219 19,219 Loan Proceeds 1,509,281 1,509,281 Total Revenues & Other Financing Sources 3,248,078 5,043,841 225,169 8,517,088 Total Estimated Revenues & Balances 3,257,358 5,532,681 628,757 9,418,796 EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES : Human Services 23,000 23,000 General Government Services 937,182 628,757 1,565,939 Public Safety 1,596,155 1,596,155 Physical Environment 189,495 3,650,804 3,840,299 Physical Environment-Grant 804,463 804,463 Transportation 421,332 421,332 Parks and Recreation 81,038 81,038 Debt Services 9,156 1,077,414 1,086,570 Total Expenditures/Expenses 3,257,358 5,532,681 628,757 9,418,796 Reserves Total Appropriated Expenditures & Reserves 3,257,358 5,532,681 628,757 9,418,796 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD 0 0 0 9 1 A S Attention Dunnellon Businesses Advertise Your Display Ad Here Call Skipper 489-2731 a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, deflating some of the momentum the Tigers had after Boley found tight end Connor Wentz for an 8-yard touchdown giving Dunnellon a 15-11 lead, albeit a shortlived one, with 4:53 remaining in the third quarter of action. It was very frustrating when wed hit him and hed keep going, said defensive back Bobby Robinson, whose fourth-quarter interception on the Sharks final offensive play sealed the Tigers victory. We just need to do a better job of wrapping up on defense and getting them to the ground. Each team would swap the next three possessions, with Dunnellon punting twice and fumbling once and the Sharks turning the ball over on downs, punting once and also fumbling. However, it was the Sharks second of three second-half turnovers that would prove to be critical. Mired in a slump offensively and struggling to move the ball against a quick, physical defense, the Tigers went back to the well again. With Beasley streaking down the middle of the field, Boleys pass found its mark as the senior back made a spectacular onehanded grab on a thirdand-10 play from the Tigers 34-yard line and sprinting into the end zone. We thought if we could get their people to load the box as they had been doing and get Wesley in the slot in a good match up, we could take advantage of it, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said. We feel pretty good when we can do that and Jordon threw him a pretty good ball. Wesley Beasley agreed. I felt like the first time we tried it, I didnt help Jordon out enough, he said. But the second time, I got behind (the defender) and Jordon threw a great pass. We were lucky we got a big play out of it. But the Tigers certainly werent out of the woods against a Sharks offense that totaled 233 yards through three quarters of action with the ball in their hands again; and Nature Coast certainly had Tigers fans on the edge of their seats in the closing minutes. With no timeouts remaining and less than 35 seconds left in the game, Dunnellon forced the Sharks to abandon their potent rushing attack and go the air. Thats when Robinson stepped in during the closing seconds, intercepting Carney near the goal line and returning it 60plus yards before stepping out of bounds. We felt if we could force them to throw it, we could get them to make a mistake, said Frank Beasley, whose team is 3-2 against Nature Coast. Bobby made a good play on the ball. SLIPS continued from page 11 VARSITY continued from page 11 RAM continued from page 10 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Dunnellon offensive lineman Anthony Burnham (52) chats with Bobby Robinson (2) and quarterback Jordon Boley (12) prior to the Tigers pregame warmups against Nature Coast Friday night at the Shark Tank. Robinsons interception sealed his teams 22-18 victory, while Boleys two passing touchdowns keyed Dunnellons offense.

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Rainbow Springs Garden Club to meetThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today, 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. Tickets for the annual Fall Garden Tour & Picnic, scheduled for Nov. 3, will be available. Refreshments will be available during the break (small donations appreciated) as well as Grow and Share plants and 50/50 Drawing. For more information, call President Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. 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. Harmony Preschool to host fall festivalHarmony Preschool will host its second annual Fall Festival from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The festival will have free games, free bounce house as well as other activities. Family pictures will be taken for a small fee. The Dunnellon Police Department will provide its Child ID Program to all attendees and Dunnellon Fire Rescue will be on hand with one of its fire trucks to entertain the children. Dragon Warrior Martial Arts will perform a special presentation of its skills at the event. Food and drinks will be sold. Chance tickets will be sold. For more information, call (352) 522-4899552. Rainbow Springs 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.Walk for Life slated Oct. 15The 12th annual Walk For Life, sponsored by the TriCounty 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. A free breakfast will be provided to all pre-registered walkers. For more information about the event or services provided by Tri-County Pregnancy Life Center, call 352-528-0200. Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 13 WE SELL REAL ESTATE Who says real estate is not selling in Dunnellon, Florida? T O P 2 0 T O P 2 0 TOP 20 0009B3B VIEW ALL OUR HOMES FOR SALE OR RENT AT www.riverlandrealty.com Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty made the Top 20 list for units sold out of 866 Coldwell Banker Offices of similar size in North America Thanks to all my Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty Realtors, Management & Staff for the teamwork in selling 126 units to make the top 20 list. Best Regards, Wilbur VanWyck Broker/Owner Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty RIVERLAND REALTY 11824 N. Williams Street Dunnellon, FL 34432 Phone: (352) 489-4511 Toll Free: (800) 927-4837 Email: riverlandrealty@bellsouth.net Website: www.riverlandrealty.com COMMUNITY EVENTS Spaghetti smile JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTwo-year-old Abbi Mitchell enjoys a bowl full of spaghetti at the prior to the start of Dunnellon Christian Academys Honoring Our Local Heroes. Students from the school sang patriotic songs and gave law enforcement officials, firefighters and EMTs, hand-made cards and served a spaghetti dinner.

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 INFORMATION Call Skipper 489-2731 to Advertise in Riverland News Dial-a-Pro 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 Attend the worship service of your choice 00091JM WINDOW TINTING World Class Window Tinting Reduce Heat, Fade, Glare AUTO HOME OFFICE Dunnellon 352-465-6079 Free Estimates 000950D A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. 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SPECIALIZING IN SYSTEM CHANGE-OUTS WE SERVICE ALL BRANDS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS / COMFORT CLUB COMFORT CLUB DISCOUNTS 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE BowersAir .com LAWN & SPRINKLERS Accurate Sprinklers (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured S PRINKLER S YSTEM C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 8 O G 2 0008OG2 GREGS ALUMINUM Pleasing people in Marion County since 1982 Pool Enclosure Rescreens Vinyl & Acrylic Windows Garage Door Screens Vinyl Ceilings & Much More 465-0371 746-6663 Licensed & Insured Comp #2038 ALUMINUM 00097EV 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 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 0008VO3 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. Servicing Dunnellon to Pine Ridge Senior Home Cleaning Weeding & Raking Windows 0008OI6 (352) 208-0802 Cindy Fenwick Bonded & Insured Where Quality And Price Meet 0008OHC CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 4 6 5 5 3 5 3 www.dunnellonair.com 0007RMP AIR CONDITIONING KEN HANDY HANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 0008P66 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 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 00095IX 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m Crayconst@msn.com OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 1 6 x 7 1 6 x 7 16 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S L I D I N G G A R A G E SLIDING GARAGE S C R E E N D O O R S C R E E N D O O R SCREEN DOOR $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION CRC058138 Starting at A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s Acrylic & Glass Windows Exterior & Interior Wallpaper Removal Pressure Washing Free Estimates 00098H6 PAINTING R i c k Rick United States Painting 4 6 5 5 0 6 8 465-5068 3 2 2 0 4 0 6 C e l l 322-0406 Cell Licensed Insured PAINTING 000999V LAWN/HOME ROYS LAWN MAINTENANCE Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 00095UD 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 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 A & L Handyman Service Finish Carpentry Painting -interior/exterior Pressure Cleaning From floors to ceilings and everything in between Kitchen, Baths Cabinets Ceramic Tile Trims Molding Drywall Repairs Licensed & Insured 489-3622 0008ZUR HOME IMPROVEMENT 00091I9 352-445-0844 www.hudsonpoolsinc.comHudson Pools, Inc. State Cert. # CPC1457535 New Construction Renovations & Repairs Residential/Commercial 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 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 19240 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 myplaceadultdaycare@hotmail.com / Extended Hours Available BASIC SERVICES: Include, but not limited to, providing a protective setting that is as noninstitutional as possible. Therapeutic programs of social and health activities and services. Leisure activities, self-care training, rest, nutritional services, and respite care. Denise Arfsten, Owner / Administrator 352-465-1832 Adult Day Care Services 00098JS Lic.#9153 L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING E NVIRONMENTALLY F RIENDLY 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Homes Pool Areas Gutters Driveways Gutter Cleaning Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! 00094QV Granite Countertop Coatings Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 4 8 9 5 0 9 8 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 00099QV DIAL-APRO RIVERLAND For Your Professional Needs... 711178 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 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 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Jerry Martin Irrigation Seasonal Special Reset Controller Adjust Spray Heads to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection (with this ad) Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society $ 39 95 WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Tickets available for Murder-Mystery at DepotThe 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. 6, 13, 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. 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 koikola@aol.com. 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. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALL368-2235 (LOCALCALL)MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. 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 Fictitious Name Notices 298-0922 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to Meeting Notices 299-0922 RIV 9/28 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the monthly Administrative 200-0922 RIV10/11 salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on October 11, 2011 at Ocala Custom Tint, 1203 SW 12th St, Ocala FL 34471, phone 352-351-8468.No titles, as is, cash only. 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4D, VIN 3VWPD69M31M148683 Cash sum to redeem veLien Notices hicle $2158.61. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court.Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Sept. 22, 2011. Lien Notices 201-0922 RIV10/6 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE Lien Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 10/06/2011, 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. 1G4CW53L0M1685028 1991 BUICK 788381 UNK EZ GO GOLF CART Sept. 22, 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 202-0929 RIVHallinan, John E. 2011-CP-978 (F) Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2011-CP-978 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN E. HALLINAN a/k/a JOHN EDWARD HALLINAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN E. HALLINAN a/k/a JOHN EDWARD HALLINAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 13, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is File Number 2011-CP-978 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 Sept. 22, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ EDWARD F. HALLINAN 255 Pueblo Street, Tavernier, Florida 33070 Attorneys for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0021415 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 September 22 & 29, 2011. 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. Bell 629 SW 15th Court, Bell, Florida 32619 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Norm D. Fugate Florida Bar Number 0044458 Attorney for Randy L. Bell Post Office Box 98, Williston, Florida 32696 Telephone: (352) 528-0019 Fax: (352) 528-4919 E-Mail: norm@normdfugatepa.com September 15 & 22, 2011. 291-0922 RIV Ammann, Maryann 2011-CP-738(F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MARYANN AMMANN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration The administration of the estate of MARYANN AMMANN, deceased, whose date of death was May 8, 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 representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. 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 Representative: PATRICIA M. TRETOLA 20390 Rookery Drive, Estero, Florida 33928 Attorney for Personal Representative: Brandon R. Bytnar, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 66365 Attorney for PATRICIA M. TRETOLA Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A. 590 11th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102 Telephone: (230) 262-5303 Fax: (239) 262-6030 E-Mail: brandon@swfloridalaw.com September 15 & 22, 2011. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Committee Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. The meeting will begin at 9::00a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 262 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Sept. 22, 2011. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices engage in business under the fictitious name of: ESSEX PRIVATE FUNDING located at 5050 W. Highway 326, Ocala, FL 34482, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 15 day of Sept., 2011. /s/ Dr. Allen C. Jones Sr. Managing Partner Essex Capital Partners, LLC Sept. 22, 2011. Lost Missing Cat Neutered, male, black w/white paws Rainbow Springs Woodlands 93rd Lane Rd. & 200 Ct. REWARD (352) 489-2993 Tri Color Walker 7 months old ,crippled left front foot, female, last seen 9/14 in Romeo area (352) 489-5206 Child Care Personnel TEACHER FT or Pt, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING Equal Opp. Employer (352) 560-4222 Clerical/ Secretarial Allstate Office Dunnellon Looking for Mature, 440 or 220 Person Part time/ Full Time Call (352) 489-3313 or email rcaraway@ allstate.com Medical CNA/LPN Exp. a plus. Call 352-860-0633 PA/NPWanted for GI Office Respond to: Citrus County Chronicle Blind Box 1735 P 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Florida 34429 Trades/ Skills DECCA CABLE Maintenance Technician. Candidate shall posses, strong tech nical skills in all area of CATV, HSI & Digital. Sweep and Balance, CLI, POP Test, Experienced Trouble shooting & Splicing Hard-Line is a must. Valid FL Drivers Lic. with a clean record. Apply at Oak Run SR 200 West & 110th St. or call 352854-6557 X 13 DFW/EOE Driver $2000 Sign on Bonus. Start a New Career! 100% Paid CDL Training! No Experienced Req CRST EXPEDITED 800-326-2778 www. JoinCRST .com General Help $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Frac Sand Haulers with complete Bulk Pneumatic Rigs only. Relocate to Texas for tons of work. Fuel/Quick Pay available. 800-491-9029 Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos.CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www. meltontruck.com Career Opportunities ALLIED HEALTHCareer Training. Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800) 481-9409 www.Centura Online.com Miscellaneous Financial $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!! $$$ As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hours? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Auctions 3 BIG AUCTIONS Thurs. 9/22 Estate Adventur e Auction Prev 1PM Auction Outside 3PM inside 6PM at Hall US Hwy 41S. Complete estate plus additions inc Century Furniture, 2 pianos, 2 flat screen monitors & printers, tools, household & more Friday ON SITE Real Estate & Contents. Pr eview 8 Auction 9 Real Estate 10 TRUSTEE ORDERED SALE 1875 S Colonial Ave Homosassa FL 3/2 Mobile home on 1.56 acre fence property w/addl sheds filled with tools. Nice neighborhood. 2008 Taurus w/17k Estate single owner, All household items inc front load washer & dryer, trailer & more Satur day ON SITE Real Estate & Contents. Pr eview 8 Auction 9 Real Estate 10 Autos 12 HOME SOLD ABSOLUTE TO SETTLE ESTATE 6314 E Wingate St Inverness FL Home Dbl Lot extra large 4car garage filled with mechanics & household tools.1960 Cadillac Deville fully Restored, 1950 Chevy Deluxe 2 dr Fleetline fast back, 1973 Buick Rivera running restoration project. Entire contents inc Nautical, Estate firearms, pool table. Portions of these auctions will be live & on-line.For info. on Real Estate see website: DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Maine-ly RE #381384 10% BuyerPrem Tools Table Saw $20. Jig Saw $15. (352) 489-2639 Rainbow Springs Forest Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON ESTATE SALENICE Furniture, Occupied Japan, Cat lover, music boxes, porch swing, FULL house! 9/21 2-6pm, 9/22 & 9/23 8:30-4:30. Follow yellow signs from Winn Dixie 1 mile north on 41 to Rainbow Springs. RAINBOW SPRINGS Country Club Estates Fri. 23, & Sat. 24 8am-3pm MOVING SALE Household & Tools 10115 SW 188th Circle Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $28 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANTED HOUSE or MOBILE Any Ar ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $325/up; 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. We accept Section 8 Call 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 2 BR, 1-1/2BA in 55+ Park, $2,000. Water/ Sewer + Garbage incl. Sm. pet. We accept Section 8 352-476-4964 New Program New Gov. Homes with Loans Up to Four Bedrooms Easy Financing (386) 325-8013 Apartments Furnished INVERNESS 2BR, furn., upper Apt. 55+ waterfront Park. All util. pd except phone $650. We accept Section 8352-476-4964 Apartments Unfurnished INVERNESS 55+ waterfront park, 1BR, $325/up; 1BR, 1BA Park model, $450. 2BR, 1-BA, $450 includes lot rent; We accept Section 8 352-476-4964 Efficiencies/ Cottages DUNNELLON Priv. Entrance, Utilities $425/mo.352-816-0936 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3/2/1 Close to downtown & Rainbow River, off street parking, fencd yd., priv. entr. rublesr entals.com daveruble81@ bellsouth.net (561)719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/1/1 Completely renovated. The neatest little house youll ever see. $600 monthly (352) 489-8000 DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates 2/2/1, + bonus room beautiful & cozy $625 monthly (352) 598-3512 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Crystal River Homes 14386 W Ebbtide Ct, Ozello 2 bedroom. 2 bath. PERFECTGETAWAY! Enjoy breakfast on the huge 31X10 screened lania while you look out over the beautiful water. This cozy bungalow has a dock & pier that you can fish from & boat ramp for when youre ready to head for the Gulf. Plenty of fenced in yard to enjoy & when youre ready to cool down youll love the above-ground pool. This well maintained home is located on 2 lots (almost 1/2 acre) & includes all major appliances. Bruce Brundk, Keller Williams, 352-637-2777 Dunnellon 4/2/2, + Work Shop, Lease, Sale or Rent with option to buy Remodeled 1st, last, $100 sec. 10980 Powell Road (352) 486-4731 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing!Instant Offer: (888) 420-3807 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Computers Dunnellon Computer Repair20093 E. Penn. Ave. Suite 6 NEXT TO DUNNELLON CHIROPRATIC(352) 533-2130 Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Landclearing/ Bushhogging Southern Lawn & Farm Tractor & Lawn Svcs Tree, Stump & Storm Cleanup & Removal (352) 489-3758 Tree Service Steve BeeBee Tree ServiceProfessional Tree Work at Reasonable Prices ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR Call Steve Or Cindy(352)465-4117 (352)425-0295

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I m not quite sure where the term middle class came from. I can never remember using it in any conversations Ive ever had. In fact, the only time I hear the phrase is when some politician is speaking. From the context of the speech, I am quite sure he or she does not know what the phrase means, either. My wife and I were talking about that just this past week. The thing we could not quite figure out is, are we middle-class? And if we are middleclass, what in the world does it mean? And, when do we graduate? In high school, I was neither in the middle of my class nor at the upper end. Unfortunately, I did not even come in last in my graduating class, for someone beat me to that fine distinction. My educational career was not a class act, to be sure. I understand what the word middle, means. And I know the word, class. What does it mean when you put them both together and use it in a sentence? When Im in the middle of a project, I am not at the beginning and the end is a far piece away. When I hear the word class, I am thinking of homework, teachers and all that jazz. Who wants to be a teenager the second time around? Ive had enough of that in my lifetime. Im not quite sure about all this middle-class politicalizing and I sure do not want to be the target of some political agenda. I would like to sponsor a bill that would outlaw this phrase for any elected official. If perchance they do mention the phrase, its a go-to-jail and dont collect $100 act. Maybe we can come up with a new term. We have the term racist that people use at their discretion. Maybe we can coin a phrase like middle-classist and forbid its use in polite society. Of course, how many politicians are really found in polite society? Or, how many polite society venues would welcome a politician? If we try hard enough, we can make it one of the most offensive phrases in the English language. So offensive, that people will stop using it. Of course, they would have to come up with some other phrase and then we are back in first grade again. To be honest, this problem of the middle-classist is not a Republican or a Democrat issue. One side is as guilty as the other side. And, as we all know, a politician by any other name is still a rascal. Every politician courts the middle-class, and what a blushing bride she makes. All through the election, this middleclassist politician will romance those he believes are middle-class. And many of the middleclass falls for it. The courtship is wonderful; its the marriage that really stinks. This is the only case in which I would cast an approving eye toward divorce. The middle-class raises most of the money that gets these politicians elected who then in turn refuses returning the favor. After elected this middle-classist politician chums around with high-class people and then passes legislation that only benefits the lower class people whoever they are. Wherefore art thou, O middle-class? Certainly not on the agenda of this middleclassist politician. The middle-class comes in at tax time. Hooray for the middle-class. I wonder if anybody has ever given the thought that most of the money in Washington, D.C. has come from this group called the middle-class. The middle-class can help the neophyte politician get his political dream job with all the benefits that goes with it but the politician does not seem to know how to help other people get jobs for themselves. History has shown us that they know how to spend money but when it comes to saving money, they come to a stupefied and stuttering halt. Middle-class money earned by middle-class people working at middle-class jobs goes to Washington, D.C. to be used by middle-classist politicians for everything but middle-class concerns. When will the insanity stop? In the Old Testament, the Jewish law required that every seventh year be a year of rest. Although I am not Jewish, I think there is something to be said for this kind of rest. I propose that the middle-class be given its due sabbatical. How many years have we been working and then giving our money to Washington, D.C.? We deserve a rest. If these middle-classist politicians look so kindly toward the middle-class, why not give all of us middle-class people a sabbatical where we do not pay any taxes. We certainly will work, but all the money we would normally send to Washington, D.C., we put in our own pocket. Now, thats change I can believe in. In fact, I have biblical authority for all of this. Authority from the mouth of Jesus himself. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods. And Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 17 What A Deal$54,995 REDUCED from $64,995 Beautiful 3/2 Split Plan, Open Kitchen, Upgraded Appliances, Garden Bath 1280 sq ft Good Credit, Bad Credit Finance Programs for All M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING 55+ Own Your Lot Low Low Low Maintenance FEE Only 4 Lots Left 352-629-0448 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Tired of Renting? ALL CREDIT Considered Homes from the $30s352-629-1772 A Dollar and a Deed is All You Need! We Dont Care About Your Freakin Beacon FINANCE OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE!FHA VA Conventional Land-in-Lieu Chattel In-House Call Tom or Larry 352-629-1772 Owner Financing Move in Ready Reduced $ 69,900 Call Rick 352-629-3001 CustomHomesOcala@earthlink.net Huge 4/2 Mfg. Home on Acre + in Gated Subdivision (Blackwater). New Roof, Flooring, Paint, etc. Lg Master with sitting area and walk-in closet. Separate living room and family room with fireplace. Beautiful Florida READY TO RETIRE OR JUST GET AWAY?New Modular Home on Pristine Lake from $45 sq ft Wont Last Call Larry Today 888-546-4707 THE DEALS ARE BETTER IN OCALASAVE THOUSANDS OVER THE FACTORY STORESINCLUDES: DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET AC NO HAGGLE, NO PRESSURE, NO B.S.! THERES NO LIARS HERE! 6095 S. PINE AVENUE, OCALA 888-546-4707 $49,990 Must See! 2 Bed 2 Bath 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths 2,460 sq ft Dimensions 42 x 60$99,990 MODULAR HOMES CUSTOM DESIGN Call Today(888) 546-4707 CustomHomesOcala @earthlink.net Starting at $45 .00 SQ. FT. M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Land Land Land Perfect for NEW Mobile Home Several Lots to Choose Starting at $10K Call Rick 352-629-1772 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING WANTED We Want Your Old Mobile Home and Newer 352-629-3001 M ANUFACTUREDH OUSING Singlewide 3 Bed 2 Bath Stone Arch Kitchen Garden Bath $29,995 888-546-4707 Large 3/2 on 1/2 acre of land All Credit Considered $59,000 352-629-0448 $79K NEW 4/2 Living Den Furnished $250 Down & Your Land352-629-1772 PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE Energy Efficient 3/2 Home Lakeside in Lakeland From $49 sq ft. 888-546-4707 HOMES from $29,995DELIVERY STEPS & SKIRTING SET AC 0009AR5 352-629-3001 888-546-4707 MANUFACTURED & MODULAR HOME SECTION! How about a nibble? Mr. Politician, leave the middle-class alone JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTommy Williams does his best to get Hawley Hytovick, 21 months, to enjoy a piece of cake Wednesday, Sept. 14, prior to the start of Dunnellon Christian Academys Honoring Our Local Heroes. Students from the school sang patriotic songs and gave law enforcement officials, firefighters and EMTs, hand-made cards and served a spaghetti dinner. Out to pastor Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 18 Church briefs Methodist church to host flea market First 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 4894026. 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 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan at 352-347-2428. National Life Chain event slated Oct. 2A National Life Chain, a pro-life event, will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Dunnellon Plaza parking lot. For more informatio n, call 489-2642.

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18 Riverland News, Thursday, September 22, 2011 SR 200 CR 484 Walmart N 20% OFF Any 1 Regular Priced In-Stock Item VALID AT OCALA STORE ONLY. Excludes sale items, sundries, special orders, & special buys. Limit One Coupon Per Customer. Must Present SS Coupon Expires 10/7/11 All previous sales are final. M a r i o n C o u n t y s F l o o r i n g S u p e r s t o r e Mon. Sat. 8 am to 7 pm, Sun. noon to 5pm www.FloorFactoryOutlet.com 352-671-1787 9598 SW 114th Street Ocala (Next to Bealls / Just West of Walmart) OFFERS VALID AT OCALA LOCATION ONLY! 00099D3 100s of 100S OF ROLLS OF CARPET, 1000S OF SQ. FT. OF CERAMIC, LAMINATE & HARDWOOD... I n S t o c k N o w I n S t o c k N o w In Stock Now! t hey marveled at him (Mark 12:17 KJV). Not all those middleclassist politicians in Washington give a second thought to the middle-class. I think it is about time we gave them as much thought. I believe the primary problem in America is that we no longer know what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God. If we can ever figure that out again, happy days are here again. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship. com. PASTOR continued from page 17 Church to host A Heroes TributeA Heroes Tribute to God and Country, presented by Paul and Jackie Stevio and the students of Phantastic Sounds, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The public is invited to this musical event honoring our first responders, military and our everyday heroes. Admission is free. For more information, call Jackie Stevio at (352) 527-6902. Church to host annual indoor yard saleJoy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale, bake sale and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Swenson Hall. Yard sale items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 19, or anytime Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, at to Swenson Hall. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information regarding this event, call Bert Padgett at 489-8430.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. Church Events S pecial to the R iverland News St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host the second annual OldFashioned 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 465-4477. Church schedules Old-Fashioned Country Fair dates