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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
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Publication Date: 11-10-2011
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, November 11, 2011Vol 30 No. 475 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Fire Rescue to host Childrens Christmas PartyDunnellon Fire Rescue will host its annual Childrens Christmas Party Dec. 15 at the Bingo Hall at 20520 E. Pennsylvania Ave. As part of the event, gifts are given to children who are less fortunate. Dunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations from residents and businesses in the community to assist with the event. Donations may also be sent in or dropped off at 12014 S. Williams St. For more information, call 465-8595. Autumn Art show slated at state park Nov. 19 and 20The Annual Autumn Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, at Rainbow Springs State Park in the Felburn Pavilion. The show and sale will include 16 handpicked artists. It will include framed fine art, browse boxes, greeting cards and other items of interest. If the weather allows, there will be Plein Air painters demonstrating their skills throughout the park. Friends of the Library to host book sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road will host a Thanksgiving half-price book sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 12, and running through Tuesday, Nov. 22. The book store is open from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 438-2520. Florida Blood Centers to host blood drive todayFlorida Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. Those who donate will receive a free movie voucher, a coupon to the Dominos on State Road 200 and a certificate for a free bowling game. To make an appointment, go online at www.fbcdonor.org and use account No. M20C. Blood donors must have a photo ID. Animal hoarders strike deal with state Penelope and Gina Walker kept more than 50 animals locked in cages for the better part of several weeks as the mother and daughter made their way to Florida from Arkansas in search of a better life for both them and their animals. In February, the Walkers didnt get far when local law enforcement officials discovered the two vehicles the women were driving were packed full of 50 animals, covered in feces and malnourished. Marion County Animal Control officers removed 37 live and at least 12 dead animals from the vehicles. Altogether, a total of two donkeys, six goats and seven dogs were removed from the van and a total of 19 dogs, two cats and one bird were taken from the RV. The live animals were mostly kept in crates; officers found the deceased animals in bags, coolers, boxes and crates, Elaine DeIorio, Marion County public information officer, said. The crates had layers of aniWrangle up some grub at Double D Grill Hungry? Round up the gang and mosey over to the Double D Grill. Dunnellons newest eatery opened its doors Nov. 1 at 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Tuesday was unbelievable, it was more than what we expected, Vicky Gonzalez, general manager, said. The Western-themed restaurant, the first building prior to Crocks Pub, offers a variety of appetizers, salads, burgers, wings, pasta, cold sandwiches and its specialty steak, branded with its Double D logo. The idea is the brain child of Ed and Mel Crock, owners of Crocks Pub. Putting it together and making it a reality fell on the shoulders of Robin Cacciatore, owner, and Gonzalez. Robins dad was a well-known chef in Miami, Gonzalez said, Gina Walker, left, and Penelope Walker struck a plea deal with state Football league dismisses president Harding charged with felony sexual battery BEVERLY HILLS The now ex-president of the Dunnellon Pop Warner football league was arrested and charged Monday, Oct. 31, with allegedly having sex with a minor teen on several occasions, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Timothy John Harding, 38, is facing a felony sexual battery charge for reportedly engaging in sexual activity with a girl under 18 years old, according to a report. We, as the Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner Community, are shocked and dismayed about the recent arrest of Timothy J. Harding, president, Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner, the board stated in a news release issued last Friday. An emergency board meeting was held and he was removed from all contact with Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner, by a unanimous vote. The vice president of the league has temporarily assumed the duties of the Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner President. We can assure all parents, the victim was not connected with Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner. Dunnellon Tigers Pop Warner conducts extensive background checks of all volunteers in conjunction with National Pop Warner rules and no volunteer or board member was found to have committed any crimes against or involving children. Theyve been called the Greatest Generation, men and women who answered the call to serve during World War II as Adolf Hitlers reign of tyranny swept through Europe and the Japanese caught America off guard with a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt claimed was a day of infamy. Nearly 59 years after the end of the war, those who served were finally given their own monument in Washington, D.C. the National World War II Memorial. According to the website, wwiimemorial.com, the memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the website stated, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Malls central axis. The website stated President Bill Clinton authorized the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) on May 25, 1993, to Honor Flight pays tribute to WWII veterans with trip to memorial Photos by ERIC STELLMACH/Special to the Riverland NewsWorld War II veterans exit a plane that flew them to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial, which was completed in 2004. Honor Flight is planning a return trip in October 2012. Chef Robin Cacciatore loads up a patty melt sandwich with sauted onions at Double D Grill at 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Eatery next to Crocks Pub See DOUBLE page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Veterans salute the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington National Cemetary. Walkers receive year in jail, 5 years probation and $500 fine JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ANIMAL page 3 See FLIGHT page 12 Riverland News Timothy Harding was removed from his position after felony sexual battery charges were filed. See LEAGUE page 3

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Autumn Art show slated at State ParkThe Annual Autumn Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, at Rainbow Springs State Park in the Felburn Pavilion. The show and sale will include 16 handpicked artists. It will include framed fine art, browse boxes, greeting cards and other items of interest. If the weather allows, there will be Plein Air painters demonstrating their skills throughout the park. All sales include a 20 percent donation to FORS to improve the park. Marion County Rose Society to meet The Marion County Rose Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564. Sale benefits Hospice of Marion County Hospice of Marion County will sell Memory Tree Ornaments Nov. 28 through Dec. 21 at its Hospice kiosk in the Paddock Mall or at the Hospice of Marion County Administration Building at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. For more information call the Hospice Development Department at 854-5218. The 2011 ornament portrays a golden butterfly emerging from a delicate floral backdrop of shimmering white porcelain, set with 22K gold accents and blue highlights is $20 each. The butterfly is the logo for Hospice of Marion County. This ornament comes packaged in a midnight blue satinlined gift box.Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Marion County Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Individuals afflicted with this disease, their family members and friends are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in learning about peripheral neuropathy is invited to attend. For more information, call Jack Koehler at (352) 861-1630.2 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 0009RTS Marion Woods Retirement 1661 S.E. 31st Street, Ocala BENEFITS THE OUTWARD BOUND FOR VETERANS PROJECT ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT VIEWING TIMES Friday, Nov.11, 1 PM -5 PM Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 AM -5 PM Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 PM -5 PM THEY BRAVELY SERVED US. LETS RETURN THE FAVOR. View structures of the infamous prison that held American POWs, including Senator John McCain. Support returning service members by making your donation at the viewing. 0009RTQ 2nd Annual Pet Idol Winners! 1st PLACE $100 in Prizes Vincent Cody Beethoven & Picasso 2nd PLACE $50 in Prizes 3rd PLACE $25 in Prizes Thank you to all who voted. All proceeds helped sponsor NIE (Newspapers in Education). For more information on becoming a NIE sponsor, call Cheryl at 489-2731. A special thanks goes out to the following local businesses who helped contribute prize winnings: Wa lMart, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Dunkin Donuts, Front Porch, Tractor Supply, Pavorattis and Blue Run Veterinary Practice DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 0009OPA Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Rocking out by the river ABOVE: Lesley Dunn, left, claps along with the beat while a smiling Nancy Anderjack enjoy the performance of Three Fingered Uncle Sunday at Concert by the River featuring the Ocala-based band. The event at Centennial Park behind City Hall was sponsored by Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. RIGHT: Joshua Hill, lead singer for Three Fingered Uncle, performs a song. BELOW: Guitarist Jimmy Sabattis plucks away at his guitar strings.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Dunnellon Police Department to host fourth annual Bicycle Rodeo As children throughout the area look forward to fall, thoughts turn to cooler weather, and outdoor fun. Hundreds of area kids will be hopping on their bikes to take a spin around their neighborhoods, visit friends or to make their way to important destinations such as the park or store. Cycling is a fun and healthy way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Its also a leading cause of unexpected injuries. In fact, every year, more than half a million bicyclist visit hospital emergency rooms because of cycling mishaps. Nearly one quarter of those injured in bike-related accidents are youth riders. To ensure that young cyclists are ready to ride safely, the Dunnellon Police Department will host its fourth annual Bicycle Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the parking lot of the Dunnellon Plaza at 11223 N. Williams St. The event is geared toward elementary school aged cyclists; however, the event is open to any person old enough to ride a bicycle. Dunnellon Police Officers will teach riders important bicycling safety skills such as stopping, proper hand signals, and the importance of wearing helmets. Every participant will be fitted for and provided with a bicycle helmet, free of charge (while supplies last). Children can bring their own bicycle, or borrow one during the event. After completing the bicycle course and working up an appetite, food and drinks will be provided to all participants. Children will have the chance to enter drawings for prizes, and several of the grand prize winners will be taking home new bicycles! The event is free, and made possible with the support of various local businesses and public service agencies. Other activities will focus on fire safety and prevention, with firefighters from Dunnellon Fire Rescue, and foresters from the Florida Department of Forestry on hand to cover each respective area. Returning to the bicycle rodeo will be Pro Sportbike freestyle entertainer; Joel Hickman. Hickmans performance last year was a highlight of the event and the Dunnellon Police Department is excited to have him back this year. For more information about this event, call Officer Mike Miley at (352) 465-8510 or email questions to mmiley@dunnellonpd. org. Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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mal waste, with one crate weighing in at 92 pounds. Each woman was charged with 37 counts of animal cruelty with the bond set at $74,000 each. Each charge is felony third degree, Police Chief Joanne Black said at the time, and how much time, if any, they would serve would be determined by a judge, who sets criteria for sentencing. The two women struck a plea deal with the state attorneys office Oct. 27. The results: adjudicated guilty, one-year in jail in which they have already served 255 days, five years probation, both must go through a mental health evaluation and successful follow-up treatment, the women are not allowed to own or care for any animals, allow for random animal inspection, not to maintain employment or volunteer for any facility that cares for animals. They are also required to pay a $500 fine and court costs. Each woman, as part of the deal, will serve five years probation. As part of the deal with the state, they must serve it in Marion County. It was a negotiation between the state and defense counselors, Brad Robinson, state attorney, said. Thats what we came up with. The Walkers also provided key information, which led Polk County authorities to an animal hoarding case in Lakeland. There, more than 200 dogs were found by sheriffs officials. Black was not pleased with the outcome. Im actually disappointed, she said. Its not the first time this has been done. The ones that suffer are the animals. Theyre going to start hoarding again, they feel like they can care for them and then they cant. This is not their first time hoarding; they tipped us off on the Lakeland home. They were the ones that knew about; (animal hoarding) isnt new to them. The state was granted custody for the Walkers most recent group of animals after they were seized in February and put up for adoption in April. (The animals) got the care they needed, Im sure they have a better life, Black said. I think a lot of people are pretty much devastated about this news. noting he worked at The Place for Steak a pretty famous place. Robin worked at Cocos in Miami for a long time. Shes got all of his recipes. My father worked with her father as a chef. Its always been her dream to have her own restaurant in the town her mother was born in. Cacciatores mother is Betty Roof-Cacciatore. With pasta on the menu, all of the sauces are from the Cacciatore family. Theyre incredible, Gonzalez said. Gonzalez explained the menu, which varies with offerings, is family affordable given the economy. We know its not good right now, and well be honest, were not making a lot of profit, she said. But we believe the average family can eat here. Our mission here is great service with great food. Our main goal here is that you know our waitresses. We really scoured for the best waitresses in our area. When you come here, we want you to feel welcome. We want it to be like Cheers. When you walk through the door, everybody knows your name. Gonzalez said all of their food, from the soups to the hamburgers to the sandwiches are made from scratch and are fresh. She said all of the beef they use, including the steaks, is from Angus meat. We wanted the best, they cut all of the steaks here, she explained. All of our soups are made from scratch; youre not going to get something from a can. Double D Grill is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 489-9199. Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 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. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 0009PQD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 0009OLZ OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Bellisima by Zory Salon & Spa Salon & Spa 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon Credit Cards accepted $400 BONUS FOR HAIR STYLIST with clientel, that can also take new clients PEDICURE $ 19 Bellisima PINK & WHITE ACRYLIC $ 25 Color Acrylic Available by Zory $ 45 COLOR, CUT & BLOW DRY New clients 0009EMP WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 12/1/11 One More Week! BATTERIES 0009RZ0 HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS MUST PRESENT COUPON. ANY MAKE OR MODEL. HEARING AID REPAIRS $ 79 .95 ONE WEEK ONLY HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 12/1/11 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 0009RN1 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com SEAFOOD FEST $19.95 All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet on Friday Nov. 11 at 5pm Live Maine Lobster Dinner $24.95 (not included in AUCE Seafood Fresh Harvested Clams from Cedar Key $1 00 Off Each Dinner Benefits Michelle-O-Gram Charity ~ $5 Lunches ~ Six different Lunches to choose from. Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm DAILY DRINK SPECIALS Margarita Mondays B1G1 FREE Two for Tuesdays B1G1 Mixed Drink Wednesdays $1.00 Domestic Long necks Thursday Sunday $2.00 Well Drinks Fridays 1/2 Off Wine by the Glass Drink Specials 3 Door Prizes WATCH EVERY NFL GAME EVERY SUNDAY ON 60 TV Offer good thru 11/30/11 YOUR HOMETOWN STEAK HOUSE! SUNDAYS 50 Wings Dine-in only UNLIMITED LUNCH $ 6 9 9 $ 6 99 Only Endless Soup, Salad, Breadsticks Includes a nonalcoholic beverage. TUESDAY 10% OFF on To-Go orders Food only. PrimeRib Dinner Every Friday & Saturday SATURDAYS Slow Cooked BBQ 50 Wings 0009OMZ Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST Answers to puzzle on page 9 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDouble D Grill waitress Megan Gauthier checks over an order before delivering it to a table of waiting customers. DOUBLE continued from page 1 The young woman, now 18, alleged the acts happened when she was a minor. She reportedly told investigators, the suspect first had sex with her when she was 16 and continued until the day before his arrest on Halloween Day. She described in graphic detail every encounter she allegedly had with the suspect, including the first incident in a pop-up camper. Hardings wife reportedly confirmed that the couple used to own a pop-up camper. When confronted by investigators, Harding admitted sexual contact, not intercourse, with the teen on several occasions. Harding was arrested and no bond was set. Riverland Editor Jeff Bryan and Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidible contributed to this report. ANIMAL continued from page 1 LEAGUE continued from page 1

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River views Trail of Treaters once again a huge successThe Trail of Treaters was a huge success again this year. The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the Dunnellon businesses that participated in the trail. Rainbow Rivers Club, Dunnellon Pawn Shop, Pasty & Company Salon, Sheffield Business Services, Insurance Centre of Dunnellon, River Run Wellness, Local Legends, Dunnellon Chiropractic, Dunnellon Motors, Rainbow Animal Hospital, Babcock & More, Boys & Girls Club, Fero & Sons Insurance, Great Florida Insurance, Penn Station Deli & Grill, Abigails Caf, Blue Run Veterinary, The Community Thrift Store, Two Rivers Inn, Epoxy, Dunnellon Police Department, Injun Joes, Gruffs Tap & Grill, The Insurance Den, Perkins Dentistry, Ace Hardware, Sherwin Williams, Vernon Martin Salon, Sweetbay Super Market, Clovis Creations. Also a special thank you to AAA Roofing and Fero & Sons Insurance for supplying the treat bags; to Stitch Niche and Go-For Doughnuts for treat/candy donations; and the Riverland News for its support and coverage of the event. Thank You to all of you for helping us make a safe trick or treat venue for kids. Beverly Leisure Executive DirectorNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness Month November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time when we dedicate ourselves to increasing awareness and knowledge of the issues surrounding lung cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that nearly 85 percent of all lung cancer cases in the United States are smoking related and 30 percent of all cancer deaths. About six out of 10 people with lung cancer die within a year of being diagnosed, and the expected five-year survival rate for people with lung cancer is just 16 percent. These numbers are frightening, yet its estimated that over 43 million Americans are current smokers. There are many researchers, physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers who are dedicated to finding better ways to diagnose and treat lung cancer, and there are many studies in progress right now that offer hope to patients battling the disease and their families. But the fact remains the best way to defeat lung cancer is to prevent it. So, please help in the fight against lung cancer by quitting smoking, encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to quit smoking, and speaking with your children about not smoking. By reducing the number of people who smoke, we will ultimately reduce the number of lung cancer deaths each year.Hayley Creasey, RN Ocala Oncology Liaison More than the veggie tray: eat healthier this holiday season, enjoy it Boys, boys, boys I see my son-in-law shake his head as he watches my granddaughter, Dominique, growing up. Its going to be alright, I want to tell him. Yet, I know he wont believe me. For you see, she has discovered boys and that is the end of the world in which shes existed very happily for the past 12 years. And daddies dont like to let go. Innocent crushes on Jessie McCartney have now been replaced by puppy love. She still idolizes her father, yet she doesnt show it. Where did all the baby fat go, the joy of spending time with her parents, the love of watching Hannah Montana? It has been replaced by a growing teenage body, text messages and sad to say, Jersey Shore. Her softball coach, whos also the father of a pre-teen, does not understand it either. If these girls would concentrate on playing as much as they do socializing, they could win all their games, he was heard saying. Another parent had a great idea, take away their cell phones unless they win the game. But that seemed like pure torture to these girls. This is normal stuff for a 13-year-old girl. Her love of softball, its still there but been placed on the back burner by hand holding and innocent texts of like. She has traded her sweats and baggy Tshirts for short shorts and shiny new lipgloss. Her first thought of the day is I wonder if he likes me and her last thought of the day is Oh, I cant wait for tomorrow to see if he likes me. She experienced her first boyfriend and break-up last month and, as I tried to comfort her, I assured her this is just one of a hundred before she finds the right one. She actually let me take her for ice cream and for a few minutes, I saw the old Dominique, along with the childlike giggles and the shared secrets. That was a special treat for me; but who doesnt remember their first heartache and feeling like you will just die if it doesnt work out. I think we have all died a time or two. But Dominique and I have always shared a special bond. From the first minute I saw her, she had my heart. And although I understand what shes going through, I still miss her. Not the physical part, but the emotional one the part of her who needed Nanaw all the time, and would rather be at my house having a sleepover than anywhere else. The nights we would play Barbies for hours and dress-up and laugh. Stay up late and eat everything in sight. But alas sleepovers with Nanaw have been replaced by slumber parties with her friends. But yet I know this is part of the growing up process and we must get through it. Teenage girls spend hours writing their names with the last name of their boyfriends. Dreaming up little things they wish they could say next time. And fantasize in their heads about that special relationship. Oh and they love to roll their eyes, too. Flashback to when I was around this age. My dad drops me off at a carwash the cheerleaders are holding to raise money. I hurry out of the car before he has a chance to kiss me goodbye in front of all my friends. Later that night he comments on it and I see the hurt in his eyes. The same look I now see in my son-in law. I didnt understand that look until now. She is going to be OK. We will have her back one day. But for right now she has to spread her wings and try to fly just a little bit, but not too much on her own. 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, November 10, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS EXTENSION SERVICE LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE N o, not that F word. Oh, what the heck, yeah, that F word, too! I am thinking of F as in failure. When I turned 49, I set two goals for myself. I didnt go for anything lofty like world peace or ending hunger. It has been said that change starts at home. I figure I could start there and work my way out. When you start seeing a lot of years behind you, you begin to look backward rather than forward. I didnt like what I saw, so I have been working very hard at becoming a better human being. I know my flaws on an intimate basis. I struggle daily with being mindful of what and how I say things. Throughout the past few years, I have mellowed in my opinions (really, I have!) and in my need to express them no matter who I hurt. Although I lapse now and then I think I have made some major improvements in that area. It took me a long time to learn you have to pick your battles. When they talk about the fighting Irish, its not just a saying. I think I was born wearing a pair of boxing gloves on my tongue. Since I have been working on the inner me for the past several years, I decided to work on the outer me. I told you my goal was to lose 50 pounds by the time I turned 50. I have lost 20 but I dont think I can do another 30 in the next six weeks. My other goal is of a personal nature and I only shared it with my knitting sisters. They are a bit more forgiving of my nuttiness than the general public would be. So, I cant share my second goal with you, but I can tell you I have failed miserably at both! Nobody tells you that getting old is a lot of hard work. Who knew it would be this tough? I am three months shy of working out five days a week for a one-year period. You would think by now it would be easy. Heck, no! I walk the same darn two miles every day. Some days I swear those two miles have stretched into five. There are days I can burn off 300 calories in the blink of an eye. Today, I had to crawl on my hands and knees to make it to 150 calories. I need an energy boost. The weather has gotten nice, so I have been walking outside. I used to walk in the morning while it was cool. I had to put an end to that because in a one block radius I ran into a fox and then a skunk. As a city girl I am only comfortable with animals that bark, meow or say give me your wallet or Ill shoot. The second reason I had to quit my morning walk is I like to sing along to the music on my iPod. That isnt a good The F word? L eftover Halloween candy. Thanksgiving dinner. Christmas cookies. Food is a traditional part of holiday festivities, but enjoying it excessively can quickly lead to weight gain, as well as unhealthy changes in blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. But before you go cold turkey this Thanksgiving or toss your Christmas cookie recipes, read on for tips to enjoy the seasons festive fare without the unhealthy consequences. The challenge to enjoying healthy holiday food is to eat reasonable servings of healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Portion control can make a big difference in preventing those insidious extra pounds and adapting recipes to include healthy ingredients reduces calorie intake and increases nutrient content. Adapt the recipes of your favorite dishes by eliminating or reducing unhealthy ingredients and adding healthier ingredients. Keep in mind, its easier to adjust ingredients such as butter, sugar and salt in cooked dishes and harder to adjust them in baked goods. These ingredients play a more vital role in baked goods (e.g. salt and sugar in yeast breads), and it may be easier to just use a pre-modified and pretested recipe. Reduce fat by using non-fat or low-fat dairy products. For example, use nonor low-fat milk and sour cream, light butter or margarine, nonor low-fat Greek or regular yogurt and reduced fat cheeses. Slightly reducing sugar has little or no effect on the final product in cooked (not baked) sweetened dishes such as sweet potato casserole. Dont try to reduce sugar in baking applications; sugar imparts tenderness, moisture and browning in these foods and is vital in yeast breads. Reduce or eliminate salt in almost all recipes. Remember that processed foods contain more sodium, so choose natural foods whenever possible. Dont reduce salt in yeast breads; without salt, the dough will rise too quickly, affecting the shape and flavor. Add vegetables to almost any entre, side dish, soup or salad. Stuffing is the perfect food for adding vegetables; summer squash, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and celery add flavor and moisture and reduce calories per serving. Add fruits and vegetables such as pumpkin, carrots or zucchini to quick-bread batters. Try stewed fruit with meat and poultry and dried fruit pilaf, orange sections and dried cranberries with salads. Plain fruits and vegetables are a real calorie bargain at 60 and 25 calories per half-cup serving, respectively. Use the natural sugars of fruit to sweeten non-baked foods. For example, remake your sweet potato casserole by using pineapple, sliced apples and raisins instead of syrup, brown sugar, butter and marshmallows. Have questions? Want a nutrition expert to speak to your group? Contact Nancy Gal, Extension Agent IV at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service at 352-671-8400 or nancy.gal@marioncountyfl.org, or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. 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Womans Club to meet todayThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will meet at noon today (Nov. 10), for its general meeting and pot luck luncheon at its clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Dr. Sheryl Stanley will be the guest speaker. The donation of the month will go to the Annie W. Johnson Center. The new member installation will also be conducted. AARP Driver Safety Program slatedAARP Driver Safety Program announces free veterans promotion during the month of November, veterans, their spouses, widows or widowers. Class sizes are limited, you must be registered. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Dunnellon First United Methodist Church, State Road 40 West. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at Rainbow Lake Estates Club House. Florida Law says that with certain exceptions anyone over 55 taking the course is entitled to a discount on their auto insurance. To register and for more information, call Dale Stephenson at 489-1574. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 5 0009R6X Villages of Rainbow Springs Custom Group, Individual Travel & Cruises Call for details Joyce Stumpf 352-465-5215 jaspizazz@aol.com All day trips leave from Dunnellon November 22nd Seminole Hard Rock Casino $30 p/p Receive Back: $25 Free Play & $5 Meal Voucher 20 seats still available as of this writing December 9th Christmas Show Show Palace Dinner Theater $75 p/p Includes: Show, Dinner Buffet, Bus, Driver & Waiter Tip Call ASAP to book your seat. Many cruises available on all cruise lines. Too many to mention. Ships: Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Disney, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, MSC, Princess, etc. Upcoming Trips: Alaska, Bermuda, Carib., Europe, Panama Canal. 0009R8W CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. 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Prices Good Through November 23, 2011 DUNNELLON WINE & SPIRITS 11352 N. Williams St. #200, Rainbow Square Shopping Center, Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-9800 Pinnacle Vodka 80 $ 16 99 + tax 1.75 L Platinum Vodka $ 15 99 + tax $3 MIR on 1 btls. $6 MIR on 2 btls. Three Olives 80 $ 21 99 + tax 1.75 L Select Vodka $ 19 99 + tax 1.75 L 1.75 L 3 DAY SPECIAL Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 Coupon Required. Limit 2 per household. Jim Beam $ 19 99 + tax 1.75 L Johnnie Walker Red $ 26 99 + tax 1.75 L Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum $ 12 99 + tax 1.75 L 3 DAY SPECIAL Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 Coupon Required. Limit 2 per household. 3 DAY SPECIAL Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 Coupon Required. Limit 2 per household. 1.75 L + tax RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 0009I76 Thank you, Dunnellon, for your supportHarmony Preschool at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon would like to thank and acknowledge all the businesses and individuals who donated and assisted with our Fall Festival on Oct. 9. They are: Ace Hardware, Badcock Home Furnishings Center, Bentlys Restaurant, Blue Run Bicycles, Boomtown Media, Brannen Bank, Carmelas Restaurant, Carolyn Guenther, China Wok Restaurant, Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty, Curt Bond Signs, Cuttin Loose, Dragon Warrior Martial Arts, Dunnellon Chiropractic, Dunnellon Cleaners, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Dunnellon Florist, Dunnellon Police Department, Fans Are A Breeze, Go For Donuts, Gruffs Tap & Grill, Grumbles House, Heritage Country Inn, Jans Nursery, Johnnie & Linda Jones, Juliette Falls Golf & Spa Community Clubhouse, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kevin & Debra DeWitt, Little Caesars Pizza, McDonalds, Myriams Restaurant & Grill, Nichols Lumber, Patsy & Co., Perkins Dentistry, Pets Plus, Pizza Hut, Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak, Rainbow Rivers Club, Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, Rieck Chiropractic Center, PA, River Run Wellness Center, Riverland News, Roberts Funeral Home, Sharon Gane, Singing River Tours, Sonic Drive In, Subway Sandwiches, Sun Trust Bank, Superior Bank, SweetBay Supermarket, The Bakery, The Blue Gator of Dunnellon, Inc., Vernon Martin Salon, WalMart, Ye Olde Sub & Pizza Pub, Travis Peebles and the FUMC Youth Group, the members of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon and our Harmony Preschool Parents. Your generous support is greatly appreciated! Pat Martin, board chair, Harmony Preschool Board Amy Simpson, executive director, Harmony Preschool Staff LETTERS continued from page 4 idea at six in the morning when you sing like I do. I was belting out a tune one morning when the street light came on at three neighboring houses. Shortly, thereafter a patrol car rode by. They stopped and asked if I heard an animal in pain that needed to be put down. Oops! Now I walk in the evenings. Since I live two streets in from U.S. 41, I have begun walking it when traffic is starting to pick up. It is so noisy, I can sing at the top of my lungs and nobody notices! Its great except for the two big hills at the end of my walk. I am determined to conquer them by running. Ha, ha, ha! I dont know why I would even dream of doing this. Running was never my strong point. I do have a legitimate excuse I have asthma. Everyday society tells me I should be sweet, skinny and demure. By the time I reach the top of the second hill, I am huffing, puffing, choking on exhaust fumes, sweating in strange places (my ears?), and thinking being opinionated, fat and assertive isnt half bad. SMILE continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 FFA girls take second at nationals It might have been 15-plus years since members of the Dunnellon Middle School FFA made an appearance at the National Conference, but Kayla Reed and Taylor Kouba made sure Dunnellons presence was felt Oct. 16 to 18 in Indianapolis, Ind. The now freshmen at Dunnellon High School placed second in the nation, a quarter of a point behind first-place winners Ashley Rigby and Alexa Swain from Lehi, Utah, in Botony Division 3, with their project: Aqua-Matoes: The effect of different hydroponic solutions on beefsteak tomatoes growth. My mouth just dropped, Kouba said upon learning the news of their second-place finish. As soon as I saw mine and Kaylas name on the board, a huge smile lit my face and it wouldnt surprise me if Mrs. Hayward could see the excitement in my eyes. I was super stoked and immediately grabbed my phone to tell everyone about the amazing news. I couldnt have been happier. Knowing that we were only .25 off of winning, I want to win more then ever and make it to nationals again to prove we are the best of the best and getting second is amazing but my goal is to win. Reed explained the night before the competition, she and Kouba stayed up late practicing the sample questions and discussing who would talk about which specifics. We never expected to even place, Reed said. But I will never forget Taylors face when our names were announced for second place. We were in complete shock and after we left the banquet hall we were bouncing HONOR ROLL Romeo Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll All AsTh ir d g ra d e : Freddie Ferrell, Ashleigh Palmer, Nicholas Place, Sierra Downes, Melody Dunne, Roman Gonzalez, Abigail Camp, Eli Watson, Chad Holland and Calista Neal. Fourth G ra d e : Diana Hernandez, Alexander Tilton, Keziah Crespo, Kaycee Youngblood, Lily Cabrera and Sol Palomo Melendrez. Fi f t h G ra d e : Hunter Crowder, Vanessa Marinacci, Dale Michaud, Chrisopher Sherboneau and London Sweat. A /B Th ir d G ra d e : Alexis Appleby, Bayleigh Johnson, Jacqueline Lemanski, Bridgett Strong, Billie Weidman, Margaret Williams, Manuel Betancourt, Jhony Castro, Jonas Duncan, Jacqueline Enriquez, Madison Ervin, Britney Gomez, Jacqueline Jurado, Marisol Magana Lugo Aguirre, Michael Obear, Skylar Schubert, Jade Deonath, Morgan Heil, Megan Kerrick, Jasmyn Martin, Nick Trujillo-Munoz, Lea Weatherford, Matthew Hunt, Angel Sagastume-Herrera, Antonio Villagran, Cesar Hernandez, Michael Rey, Erick Romero Lopez, Shelby Vanmeter, Jarhett Bradham, Teegan Eversole, Erik Garratt and Cara Richardson. Fourt h G ra d e : Cassandra Damien, Christopher Gifford, Natalee Horton, Quincy Jones, Haley Ladeau, Phillip Morgan, Jamie Pena Munoz, Gabriel Rodriguez, Kayla Simpson, Ally Baillargeon, Alianna Lacombe, Zackery Walker, Tiffany Clarke, Madison Collins, Wanya Epps, Joselin Hernandez Lopez, Faith McNelly, Kenneth Richardson, Kaylie Rodriguez, Arturo Trejo Antonio, Gabriel Washburn, Austin Bischof, Joseph Brewster, Nicol De La Paz Hernandez, Madison Kerrick, Sherell Outar, Miranda Silas, Christopher Tourne, Dalton Watson, Nathaniel Carroll-Douglas, Samantha Chamberlain, Victor Davila, Gabrielle Munro, Shaili Roberts, Amanda Swaney, Javier Torres, Meg-Riley Wilson, Melisa Aguirre, Isabella Gerrard, Madison Miguel, Sandro Munoz, Elizabeth Ramirez, and Samson Shepard. Fi f t h G ra d e : Kalei Collins, Cristian Hernandez, Connor Neal, Zevian Velez, Austin Davis, Gonzalo Herrera, Samuel Mengual Campo, Rebeca Munoz, Reece Palmer, Biridiana PerezSanchez, Kelsey Perry, Erin Robinson, Luz SanchezSotelo, Caroline Shank, Adrian Whalen Valle, David Betancourt, Dustin Burchfield, Hannah Fultz, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Kameron Grossi, Charles Hill, Noah Hilliard, Jon Mims, Payton Sapp, Emily Sweat, Kayla Tier, Jacob Harris, Lilian Watson, Desiree Weidman, Yisiara Aguirre, Kaylynne Cannon, Kaylee Corbin, Erica Morales, Cielo Palomo Melendrez, Julian Tucci, Emily Beiler, Luis Franco, Luis Garcia, Kacey Hardwick, Beatrice Ortega and Haley Romine. EDUCATION NEWS CREATE teen event slated Nov. 12The Marion County Public Library System will host CREATE, which stands for Colossal, Reading, Entertaining, Artsy Teen Event, on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Marion County Public Library System Headquarters, Ocala branch, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The third annual event will display the accomplishments of Marion County teens in music, art, filmmaking and other creative forms. Categories include fine arts, writing, filmmaking, performing arts and edible book. Event organizers will award cash prizes to winning selections in each category as follows: $200 (first place), $150 (second place) and $100 (third place). CREATE, the Public Library Systems signature annual event for teens, is hosted in partnership with The Friends of the Ocala Public Library, city of Ocala and Appleton Museum. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Marion County Public Library System at 352-671-8551. Volunteer group kicks off a tooth brush drive OCALA United Way of Marion Countys middle school volunteer group Get in the Middle is organizing a toothbrush and toothpaste drive for the Heart of Florida Health Center dental clinic. Middle school children are encouraged to spearhead the drive at their own school, club or religious organization for new kid-sized toothbrushes and travel-size toothpaste for the first two weeks of November. United Way will offer one monthly volunteer activity from October through April 2012. Middle School students (grades 6 to 8) will be able to participate in one or all of the six volunteer opportunities. To sign up your school, classroom, student council or club, contact Chris Cotter at the United Way at 352-732-9696 or ccotter@uwmc.org. 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. FLYING HIGH AGAIN F riday, Nov. 11, is the deadline for requests to Dunnellon Middle School for the limited holiday assistance we will be able to provide this year. We will be adopting eight families for the holiday season providing food baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This holiday assistance will include our annual Angel Christmas tree. For more information, call 465-6724 or 465-6720. The Dunnellon Middle School SAC (School Advisory Council) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Media Center. Parents are encouraged to attend. Take Stock in Children applications are due in the DMS Guidance office no later than Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Take Stock in Children is a statewide program, funded locally through the Public Education Foundation to help students from low-income families to achieve academic and personal success. Each year, eighth-grade students who have applied to the program have the opportunity to be selected for this college scholarship. On Thursday, Nov. 17, students and staff at Dunnellon Middle School will be presented with a full Thanksgiving dinner during lunches prepared by Mrs. Guile, Caf manager, and her fantastic staff. The following menu will be served: Roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, seasoned green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, milk and sweet potato pie. We invite our students and staff to enjoy this extra special holiday treat. Sports and Band Schedule: Monday, Nov. 14 Percussion Band Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Boys Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Jazz Band Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. These are just a few things that are going on at Dunnellon Middle School. We would like to let you know about some other activities that you may enjoy knowing about. Dunnellon Middle School was presented a brand new American flag Thursday, Nov. 3, by Citrus Springs VFW Post No. 4864 under Commander Bernie Wilson. We are very proud to be the recipients of this great honor and we thank Commander Wilson and the Honor Guard from the VFW Post for this beautiful tribute to Dunnellon Middle School. The flag presentation ceremony was photographed and video-taped by Ms. Beth Woods TV Production class and will be shown during the morning announcements. Thank you to the members of VFW Post No. 4864. Dunnellon Middle School will recSpecial to the Riverland NewsThe American flag will fly high over Dunnellon Middle School on Nov. 11, thanks to members of Edward W. Penno VFW Post 4864 in Citrus Springs. Principal Jane Ashman accepted the flag on behalf of the student body from Ernie Wilson, District 7 commander. From left are: Carl Carlberg, trustee; Manuel Cabral, judge advocate; Raymond Agese, honor guard; Howard Adams, honor guard; Raymond Powell, junior vice commander; Ralph Bachelor, Honor Guard; Commander Wilson; and Randy Wagner, senior vice commander. Mr. Adams is a faculty member at Dunnellon Middle School. The honor guard presented the colors and raised the flag, so the ceremony could be televised for the student body. These veterans represented the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and service in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Dunnellon Elementary School students treated to The Ned Show Dunnellon Elementary School was treated to The Ned Show, a national program that performs in all 50 states plus Canada, England, Australia. The Ned Show has even performed for special events at the White House! Their message is a positive one: Never give up; Encourage others; Do your best. Their desire is to improve academic performance by encouraging students to pay attention in class, respect their teachers and strive to do their personal best. They also stress the importance of having a good character and helping others, which goes right along with our Covey 7 Habits and PBS programs at DES. Melinda taught the positive messages while using a yo-yo to entertain the children and staff. Everyone had a good time. Two students in Ms. Neals thirdgrade class were overheard saying: That is the coolest show ever! and I want to go there everyday! Ms. Candice Wilson recently began teaching in fifth grade. I began college interested in pursuing a law degree in order to serve the public in a meaningful way, she explained. However, after several experiences in this field, I came to the conclusion that being a lawyer would not allow me to assist people in the way that I had initially intended. As a result, I began to search for opportunities that allowed me to work closely with individuals in the community. I participated in tutoring programs and then fell into teaching, where I developed a passion for urban education and a genuine love for the ability to potentially impact multiple lives on a daily basis. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and African American Studies in 2004, Wilson participated in a Teaching Apprenticeship at a private school in Connecticut to further master the artform of instruction. That experience was informative and prepared me adequately for the full-time teaching opportunity that I was offered at an urban public school in Hartford, Conn., she explained, noting she made a commitment to education, by obtaining a Masters in Education in 2007 and relocating to Florida in 2008 to be closer to family. I continued my love for both community involvement as well as public education ever since, Wilson said. I am excited and proud to join the Dunnellon Elementary School family and add to all of the positive energy and enthusiasm for the students and local area that I have witnessed in my short time here thus far. Stormwater education grants available Public and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.ht m to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what water quality means to the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352671-8686. Kayla Reed Taylor Kouba PRINCIPALS OFFICE CALENDAR OF EVENTSNov. 21 City of Dunnellon employees to read to firstgrade students. Nov. 22 City of Dunnellon employees to read to fourthgrade students. Nov. 23 to 25 Thanksgiving break. Nov. 28 SAC Meeting at 3 p.m. in the Media Center. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News Deadline to apply March 30, 2012 VFW Post No. 4864 donates flag to Dunnellon Middle Jane Ashman DMS Principal See ASHMAN pa g e 7 See NA T IONALS pa g e 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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up and down and texting everyone we know. I swear the whole town must have known within the hour. I will never forget going to that convention, and I doubt Taylor will either. One thing is for sure though. Taylor and I will try our hardest to win at state convention again and head back to nationals this year. But this time were not going to compete for second place. Were going to win first place. The overall experience of going to the 84th National FFA Convention was mind blowing, Reed said. First of all it was cold, the Florida native said. Living in Florida all of my life had not prepared me for the fall weather of Indianapolis, and our reactions to the rainy cold was a constant source of amusement for each of us. Another thing I was not prepared for was the amount of FFA members that I saw walking around. At the high point of the convention, you could see thousands of blue corduroy jackets walking down the streets near the convention hall, and tens of thousands more swarming inside the hall itself. Taylor and I even had a competition to see who could have the most people sign our convention booklets (one signature from each state). Due to this we ended up meeting a lot of people from all over the country and it was really fun to be able to walk up to anyone, ask them to sign your book, and then have a funny conversation like youd been friends since kindergarten. Reed said she even spoke to a couple of girls from North Dakota who complained that their town was so small that they didnt have a Walmart. They pestered their neighbors llamas for entertainment, she said. We also went to a leadership workshop and met some people from Illinois. Whenever they played a song for a game we played, our table was always the loudest as we howled every song at the top of our lungs. ognize students who achieved the A and A/B Principals Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year. Those students will enjoy an Ice Cream Social on Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of your hard work, continued focus on education and representing Dunnellon Middle School in such a positive way. Congratulations and thank you! On Friday, Nov. 4, students received and brought home report cards (their pay check for the first nine weeks of school). We are very proud of all our students and how hard they have worked this quarter to learn and grow as they expand their ability to understand and make sound decisions and choices. To our students who would like to improve their skills and work harder, we invite you to attend the free Tutoring in the Media Center from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Our highly qualified instructors are here to help and guide any student who would like to improve their work and education. Please take advantage of this free educational assistance. We would also like to recognize the following winners of the S.A.V.E (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Poetry Contest during Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 24 to 28) here at DMS. First Place: One School One Goal by Alissa Whalen (eighth grade). Whalen received a Walmart Gift Card, Ice Cream Coupon from Sonic and other gifts for her entry; Second Place, Drug Free by Dakota Wade (seventh grade). Wade received Easy Street Tokens, Ice Cream Coupon from Sonic and other gifts for his entry; Third Place, Drug Free Poem by Douglas Greening. Greening received an Ice Cream Coupon from Sonic and other gifts for his entry. Please watch for the poems in the DMS December/January Newsletter. But, there is still more, with all the many wonderful things that go on here at Dunnellon Middle School we would like to take a moment and say thank you to our parents for their support and contributions as our DMS students participated in the Homeroom Silver Wars. Every homeroom donated to the Homeroom Silver Wars campaign to help our community and all monies collected go to the local United Way Campaign serving the Dunnellon community. So, again, we say thank you for your support and we believe our students had fun in this friendly competition. Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 7 0009ROD Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 0 0 0 9 9 B M 0009MAH Go-For-Donuts Mon.-Fri. 4am-2pm Sat. 4am-1pm (No lunch served on Saturday) 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 465-2551 Eat-In/Take Out or Call Ahead FREE LUNCH With Purchase Of 2 Drinks And Another Lunch Of Equal Or Greater Value. Limit two offer per customer. With this coupon. Expires 11/30/11 Also Breakfast & Lunch Sandwiches $1.00 OFF ONE DOZEN DONUTS Limit one offer per customer. With this coupon. Expires 11/30/11 Special to the Riverland NewsWalmart honored Dunnellon Middle Schools Rookie Teacher of the Year, Scott Wheeler, and Teacher of the Year, Donna Durden, with $100 teacher rewards gift cards. Principal Jane Ashman, center, handed out the gifts that recognize how teachers make a difference. Wheeler teaches math and coaches boys basketball. Durden is a guidance counselor and Student Council advisor at DMS. ASHMAN continued from page 6 HONOR ROLL D unne ll on M idd l e S c h oo l F ir s t Q uarter H onor R o ll A H onor R o ll S ixt h Grade: Aaron Cohen, Kayla Gandy and Logan Price. S event h Grade: Breckell Bowman, Connor Denmark, Luis Gutierrez and Robert Reed. Eig h t h Grade: Dylan Pujol, Michelle Ruiz, Hailee Smith, Kevin Starr, Alec Waldrop and Austin Weiner. A /B H onor R o ll S ixt h Grade: Emily Begin, Elizabeth Centeno, Carly Chinners, Joseph Creamer, Diana Davila, Ashley Dunne, Daisy Franco, Alexandria Hall-Gutierrez, Max Hernandez, Lydia Hill, Catlynn Kitzmiller, Brandon Martin, Elizabeth Martinez, Darius Michels, Toni Morgan, Chandler Neal, Tyler Nesmith, Zachary Neumann, Olivia Peterson, Rebecca Ray, Lindsay Reddick, Danielle Rodriguez, Roman Sanchez-McRae, Micaela Santiago, Michael Santiago, Casey Srour, Cole Stehle, Idalia Vega, Tamara Watson, Emily Weaver and Brittany Zarem. S event h Grade: Megan Barde, Ariel Benjamin, Savannah Bond, Destinee Cochran, Katelin Cortese, Edyzbelly Flores, Brianna Florvilus, Madison Gamble, William Gaunt, Raymond Grossi, Alyssa Hamm, Thalia Hernandez, Danielle Hughes, Shawn Jackson, Tyler LaMon, Anastasia Mazzurco, Shelby Meyers, Yareli Murillo Ruvira, Briana Nassar, Isabella Pierro, Nastasha Pierro, Taylor Powell, Destiny Ray, Maria Roque, Christopher Ruiz, Leslie Sanchez, Kristen Starr, Samantha Stewart, Jennifer Torres, Taylor Turner, Dakota Wade, Hannah Warren and Dominique White. Eig h t h Grade: Haley Akins, Alba Alfaro, Crystal Babine, Kasey Bernstein, Michael Bones, Cloe Botelho, Ella Botelho, Ryan Burns, Jovany Cabrera, Brennan Camp, Rebecka Carlislle, Bianca Davila, Emilio Del Valle, Allora Deonath, Jessica Dominguez, Hannah Duke, Thomas Erickson, Merari Flores Saldana, Bryce Follett, Taylor Futch, Kelly Haines, Sierra Helton, Jeannette Hernandez Santama, Dustin Houlker, Austin Howell, Kobie Jones Tiffany Jones, Josephine Kidney, Jamie Kulik, Mathew Livermore, Abigail Long, Mathew Manchester, Rasahn Martin, Kaleb McNelly, Carley Medina, Brandon Munro, Elliot Nieves, Yolanda Phillips, Jordan Polichetti, Conner Price, Olivia Pryor, Khali Robinson, Scott Romero, Milagros Ruiz Rodriguez, Haley SanchezMalave, Donna Saunders, Rudolph Sinflorant, Briana Singleton, Chandra Smith, Zachary Tena, Sylvia Tidd, Brooke Tucker, Dillon Wagoner, Ryan Wallace, Roberto Webb, Shelby Webb and Allyson Wedlick. NATIONALS continued from page 6 Friends of the Library book store offers plenty for all The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. 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I was reminded recently that the only thing growing in my family tree are fruits and nuts. Personally, I am not sure if I am a fruit or a nut. Just do not ask my wife. I had been away for so long I had forgotten many things about my family. My recent visit served as a refresher course reminding me why I had moved away in the first place. Memory sometimes plays little tricks causing us to remember the good old days and forgetting that sprinkled in among the good are ample portions of what I call good-challenged moments and characters. I cannot speak about anybody elses family; my family seems to run the gamut between good and bad. I certainly have some wonderful relatives but then, I also have those who are on the other side of that description. Overall, they serve to make my family what it is today. I enjoyed visiting with some of my relatives I had not seen for years. In fact, I could not remember the last time I had seen some of them. For the most part, it was a wonderful time of family reunion. I had really forgotten about good old aunt Bessie. She has always been one of my favorite aunts. Nobody knows how old she really is, and she aint telling. Conferring with some of my older relatives none could remember a time when good old aunt Bessie was not around. Some of us have guessed her age and we figure she is probably our oldest living relative. One of the oddities about good old aunt Bessie has to do with her physical appearance. As far as anybody could remember, she was always consumed with her looks. Not just her clothing but her face as well. The one thing that was anathema to her was a wrinkle. She has what we all said behind her back, a wrinklephobia. If I had the money she spent on wrinkle creams I could retire and live a life of luxury. I do remember a time (and I had forgotten it until now and I just hoped she did) when I was not aunt Bessies favorite nephew. It was years ago and I had not seen her for a while and when I did see her, I said, half jokingly, Is that a new wrinkle, aunt Bessie? You would have thought I had shot her only child. She shrieked and then went to the bathroom to examine her face. She was so irate with me that she did not speak to me for over a year. Of course, looking back, there was no downside to that. I was tempted to remind her of that incident, but I remembered the old hymn, Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin. Then there was Uncle Harold. I had not seen him for I cannot remember how long. When I saw him, I noticed he had not changed. I think he was wearing the same suspenders he wore the last time I saw him. His suspenders were a fashion statement, according to him, but nobody knew exactly what they were saying. The great thing about Uncle Howard was his stories. He had a repertoire of stories that he repeated ad nauseam. Behind his back we often said, Uncle Howard will tell no stories he hasnt told a thousand times before. Probably the most amusing thing about his stories was the fact that he often confused the punchline of one-story with the punchline of another story. None of his punchlines ever went with the story. That made them even funnier. We laughed, he thought we were laughing at his story, we were really laughing at him. Just before I was ready to leave, who should come in but dear old Aunt Sylvia. As soon as I saw her, I smiled. Not only was I glad to see her, but I remembered her. If anybody was the cats meow, it was Aunt Sylvia. She loved to go out to eat, particularly with a group. I thought of the last time we all went out to eat together and Aunt Sylvia was with us. One of her peculiarities was along the line of tipping the waitress. She was the self-appointed guru of making sure the waitress got a good tip. When everybody finished eating and the bill had come, Aunt Sylvia would take charge. She would collect money from each person for the tip. If you did not give enough, she made you dig into your pocket again until you came up with an amount she was happy with to give to the waitress. With appropriate pomp and circumstance, she would call the waitress over to our table and present her with the tip of the evening. As I was flying home, a thought tugged at my mind; if the world is made up of such people like my relatives, what chance does the world really have? The world, as God has designed it, is made up of 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 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 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 0009879 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 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 0009875 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 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 000986J MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 0009QVI 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! says Ace Hardware for your monetary donation to the Newspapers in Education Program. 0009871 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 000986A 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 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 000986N 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 000986T 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor 0009P54 MUSEUM EYECARE 0 0 0 9 O Z P Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 00078B6 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 000986W 0009R66 GATHERINGSA 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 0 0 0 9 N 3 1 Whether youre a subscriber or you picked up a copy from your local newsstand, we just want to say . 0009M1Z Visiting my family is a relative experience Rev. James Snyder Out to Pastor See PASTOR page 9

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Beth Israel to host Shabbat evening serviceCongregation Beth Israel will hold a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. For more information, contact Judi at 352237-8277 or e-mail: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit bethisraelocala.org. Holy Faith Church hosts yard saleHoly Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will host a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12; the rain date is Nov. 12. Tables and/or spaces can be reserved for $10. For information, call the church office between 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 489-2685. Courtney Wayne Tyson Jr. 70Our loving father, brother, uncle and friend, Court, was born in Miami on June 27, 1941 and peacefully passed in his home in Dunnellon, Florida, with family present, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. His playful spirit, kind heart, and charming wit earned him a life full of sincere friends and adoring family. Court was a busy guy! At 14, Court beat-out a field of 126 drivers to win the Miami Soap Box Derby and finished 3rd in the national 18 Annual All-American Soap Box Derby. He graduated from Coral Gables High School then attended Florida Sate University. Court supported the Seminoles by playing football in the full-back position and he became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Court gathered life-long friends along the way. At 21, Court married his first wife, Susan, and began one of the most cherished parts of his life (fatherhood) with baby, Stephanie. At 25, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp as a Paratrooper and loved it! At 28, Court married his second wife, Martha. The couple moved from Miami to Puerto Rico, then Colorado and had two daughters, Wendy and Andrea, and a baby boy, Courtney (Cody) Wayne Tyson III. Court was amusing to be around! He had a great sense of humor and told the best stories/jokes. He was a prankster and was lovably mischievous. It was undeniable that he had a magnetic personality. Court was an avid sportsman and tirelessly enjoyed exploring the outdoors. His father taught him how to be handy and he could build almost anything. He loved playing cards, hunting, horticulture, 4wheeling, snowmobiling, boating, snorkeling and caring for his dogs. He was a guys guy and liked drinking beer and watching football. Above all, he cherished spending time with family and friends and being on the ocean. He lived the true salt life. Court is survived by his three loving daughters, Stephanie, Wendy and Andrea; sister, Carol Lee; brother in-law, Bud; nephew Ro; his two great-neices, Halle and Courty; four grandchildren, Natalie, Tyson, Jake, Macoy; and his dear friends (including his special friend, Penny and life-long friend, Mick). Court was deeply loved and will be terribly missed. Services will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Roberts Funeral Home (19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to HPH Hospice of Citrus County or the Everglades National Park. Joel Mark Sturtz Sr., 59Joel Mark Sturtz Sr., 59, of Ocala, formerly of Dunnellon, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at his home. He is survived by his sons, Joel M. Sturtz Jr. and Douglas Sturtz both of New Smyrna Beach; daughter, Tara SturtzWerner of New Smyrna Beach. A celebration of Joels life is being planned for a later date. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 S.E. Maricamp Rd., Ocala. Robert Carl Garforth Jr., 35Robert Rob Carl Garforth Jr., 35 of Dunnellon, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at the Munroe Regional medical Center. Rob was born on June 29, 1976 and moved here in 1985 from his native Ft. Lauderdale. He was employed by Wells-Fargo as a personal banker Survivors include his parents, Tobi Ann and Bud Sossong; his soulmate, Emy LaCombe and her children, Alianna and Nicholas LaCombe; two brothers, Jeremy (AnnMarie) Sossong, and Benji (Christine) Sossong; sister, Jennifer (Trey) Thaxton; nine niees and nephews; one great niece. A celebration of life memorial service will be on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with The Rev. Russ Randall officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the hour of service. Condolences may be sent to robertsofdunnellon.com. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon was in charge of arrangements. John Kelley, 70John Jack Kelley, 70, of Dunnellon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 He was born on Nov. 5, 1940 in New York City Hells Kitchen, N.Y., to John and Margaret Kelley. Jack resided in West Palm Beach, FL from 1969 until moving to Dunnellon in 2006. Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy. He held many positions in the Palm Beach County Racing Pigeon Association, was an avid bowler and served on the Palm Beach County Mens Bowling Association. He was a former member of the West Palm Beach Jaycees and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Ellen Kelley and Darlene Kelley, as well as his daughter-in-law, Dodie Parker Kelley, mother of two of his grandsons. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; children, Shawn Kelley of Palm Beach County, Brian Kelley of Okeechobee, Kevin (Neici) Kelley of Lantana, and Shannon (Patrick) Broring of North Palm Beach; siblings, Mike (Marge) Kelley of N.C., Patricia Neusch of Jupiter, Joseph (Shirley) Kelley of West Palm Beach, Jerry Kelley of Florida, Karen (Sterling) Henson of Siler City, N.C. and his brother-inlaw Douglas (Gloria) Reed of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Joseph Kelley, Summer Kelley, Tiffany Kelley, Sebastian Kelley, Ian Kelley, Austin Kelley, Jade Kelley, Karena Kelley, Shea Broring, Hannah Kelley and great-granddaughter, Kyrie Kelley. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and Godchildren as well as a host of close and dear friends. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto. A memorial service for Jack will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Jacks name to a Hospice of your choice. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Lecanto, provided information. Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 9 0009S8P Follow us: Facebook.com/youtoepiadayspa 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon 489-2100 0009R6V y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a yo u T oepia Day Spa $ 35.00 Lic #MM21133 20% OFF NEW CUSTOMER Specializing in: Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylic & Gel Nails Facials & Hair Services 1/2 Hour and Hour Massages 0009OEG We Have Everything to build your look: CASH FOR GOLD Top Dollar Paid Consignment Consignment 7770 US Hwy 41, Dunnellon 352-465-7224 Tanyacash4gold@aol.com The Bling Bling Bling Bling Boutique Boutique & Brandon Says, Come check out our Designer Bags! B r i n g t h i s a d a n d r e c e i v e 1 0 % o f f 1 0 % o f f 1 0 % o f f y o u r p u r c h a s e Need some CASH? Bring your GOLD TO Bling your NEW LOOK! 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Riverland sports 10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 Victor Chicas, Boys Cross County The junior standout posted perhaps his biggest victory of the season to date at the District 2A5 Cross Country Championships, winning the individual title with a time of 17 minutes, 19.82 seconds on a fractured ankle no less. Chicas made the A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the semester. Courtney Pike, Girls Cross Country The rising sophomore standout qualified for the Region 2A-2 Cross Country Championships with a 12th-place finish at Saturdays district meet at The Villages. She finished with a time of 23:57.61 to secure one of the top 13 slots given to runners. This is Pikes second year on the girls cross country team at Dunnellon. Courtney Pike Victor Chicas DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GAETANOS SUBS BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News October Mixed Doubles tourney results: The father-daughter team of Charlene Simpkins and Chuck Clouse won the October Mixed Doubles NoTap tourney with a score of 1,581. Dorine Fugere and Chris Carr were second with 1,555, followed by Lori Ciquera and Marc Grasso (1,515), and Sandy LePree and John Walker (1,512). Chuck Clouse had the high series for the men (875) and Dorine Fugere had 834 to lead the women. Singles winners were Pat Hover, Wendy Smith and Wes Foley, and John Walker won the Krazy Eights in a sixway playoff. Scores for the week ending Oct. 30: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Mike Dudziak 287, 726; Marc Grasso 272; Dennis Iverson 713; Debbie Smith 281, 775; Melissa Burgoyne 261; Anna Dooley 728. Scratch: Marc Grasso 264; Mike Dudziak 264; Chris Carr 248, 683; Eric Glowacki 673; Debbie Smith 234, 634; Stephanie Flory 225; Judy Timmons 587. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Peck Noland 243; Clarence Pelkie 240, 669; Bob Swarm 656; Cindy Cotter 249, 663; Linda Sprague 245; Elaine Shea 645. Scratch: Ken Sprague 235, 585; Lou Metcalfe 211, 568; Linda Sprague 189; Betty Noland 177, 502; Elaine Shea 474. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Murphy Combs 261, 643; Frank Reesby 231, 660; Barb Steffen 257, 714; Lynda Morgan 235, 675. Scratch: Murphy Combs 245, 595; Jerry Ness 217; Frank Reesby 588; Barb Steffen 204, 555; Marylou Halovich 167; Lynda Morgan 468. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Mar Conklin 245, 725; Susann Brosius 243; Pat Ouellette 693. Scratch: Myla Wexler 180; Mar Conklin 169, 497; Pat Ouellette 465. Late Starters: Handicap: Joe Mooney 265, 694; Richard Fendenheim 262; Rich Soletto 647; Gloria Ortiz 245; Betty Rauch 243; Marilyn Seymour 664; Fran Barlow 627. Scratch: Richard Fendenheim 236; Joe Mooney 224; Rich Soletto 611; Skip George 575; Betty Rauch 193; Fran Barlow 192, 546; Marilyn Seymour 529. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Gary Brown 290; Dick Newhall 288, 792; Chuck Hindbaugh 785. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 279, 718; Joe Brooks 267; Sam Bass 699. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Jane Terrell 253; Helen Herr 237, 673; Barbara Jackson 237, 634. Scratch: Jane Terrell 209; Leslie Young 194, 503; Fran Barlow 231. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ray Johnson 253, 677; Dave Messenger 246; Mike Hughes 693; Janet Murray 238, 647; Mary Ellen Craver 224, 631. Scratch: Dave Messenger 210, 550; Alan Murray 192; Fred Yannotti 535; Janet Murray 196, 521; Barb McNally 177, 500. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Eddie Corbitt 275; John Gilbert 269, 721; Norm Wiest 766; Kelly Beckett 259; Phyllis Ternes 257, 722; Diane Mauck 725. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 246, 598; John Gilbert 222, 580; Judy Hindbaugh 189; Kathy Calcagni 181, 508; Diane Mauck 494. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Dan Taylor 289; Jim Randle 275, 791; John Saltmarsh 275; Gordon Fay 275; Robert Grooms 781; Mar Conklin 284, 799; Carolyn Woodward 280, 786; Debbie Mills 786. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 257; George Munzing 216; Jim Randle 593; Wes Foley 583; Myla Wexler 195, 535; Mar Conklin 192, 523; Maggie Savarese 187. Bowlers of the Week: Barb Steffen, 114 pins over her average, and Ken Sprague, 129 pins over his average. 0009OON 11943 N. Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-9103 Mon.-Sat. 8:30 7:30pm Sun. 11-6:30pm G a e t a n o s S u b s G a e t a n o s S u b s Gaetanos Subs We Cater Football Parties FOOTBALL FANS DINNER FOR 3 Any 3 Full Size Sub Sandwiches, 3 chips and 3 sodas Only $19 95 Bring Ad In After 2pm For Special. RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM THE VILLAGES Not even a fractured ankle could slow down Dunnellons Victor Chicas. The Dunnellon High School cross country runner has been competing with a fracture in his right ankle for much of the season, but Chicas, a junior, cruised to victory in the District 2A-5 Championship Meet Saturday at The Villages Polo Club. Chicas completed the 3.1mile course in 17 minutes, 19.82 seconds, 30 seconds faster than his closest competitor, to win the individual district championship. Chicas said the ankle doesnt bother him while running, but he was noticeably favoring it after crossing the finish line. Ive had a fractured ankle for about two months, but its OK, Chicas said. We were working out and when I did my cool down I kind of rolled it. It was hard for me the first couple days because I could hardly walk. But I didnt feel sorry for myself, I took it as a challenge. Chicas was actually a little disappointed with his time Saturday. :19, its not good enough, Chicas said. Chicas will now advance to run in the Region 2A-2 Championships Saturday at Brooksville Nature Coast. Chicas must place in the top 15 at regionals to qualify for the state championship meet. My goal is to win again at regionals, Chicas said. Chicas victory wasnt enough to lift Dunnellon into one of the top four places to qualify for regionals as a team. The Tigers placed fifth with a team total of 131 points. The Villages captured the team district championship with 42 points, followed by Crystal River (51), Ocala Trinity Catholic (66) and Interlachen (123). Dillon Lamb (21:40), Charles Cross (23:19.26), Tylor Colston (24:16.17) and Shane Bryan (25:13.67) also ran for Dunnellon. In the girls competition, Dunnellon did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score, but two of the three Lady Tigers who did run qualified for regionals. Courtney Pike placed 12th with a time of 23:57.61, while Brittany Lakhani was right behind in 13th in 24:58.63. Natalie Cote also ran for Dunnellon, finishing in 31:23.39. Ocala Trinity Catholics Megan Menton won the girls race with a time of 20:46.55. For Pike itll be her first time competing in regionals, but this week she is going to be training like normal because preparing for a big race is generally the same, she said, adding to advance to regionals was an unexpected fulfillment of my goal for this year. Lakhani, who qualified for regionals her sophomore season, is excited to be returning and earn a shot at the state meet. My performance was one Riverland News file photosDunnellon cross country runners Victor Chicas, left, Courtney Pike, center, and Brittany Lakhani, right, all qualified for the Region 2A-2 Cross Country Championships last Saturday at The Villages. Chicas took top individual honors in the boys race at the District 2A-5 Championships, while Pike and Lakhani finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The top 15 placers at regionals qualify for the Class 2A State Championships. Trio of DHS cross country runners one step away from state meet Tigers eager to finish season on high note vs. Red Devils After the heartbreak of a disappointing district loss, the Dunnellon High School football team will play for pride and an opportunity to set the tone for the 2012 season Friday when it travels to Williston for their season finale. And thats not been a phrase heard the past two seasons at Dunnellon, where the Tigers had qualified for the playoffs each of the last two campaigns. Dunnellon certainly had its opportunities against the Colts, but the Tigers couldnt solve a tough North Marion defense. I expect them to be angry, Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley said. Again, it came down to missed opportunities. Its something to learn from. The seventh-year head coach also knows the benefits of going into the offseason with a victory. Absolutely, it is good going into the offseason with a W, he admitted. It helps set the expectations for the offseason, spring ball and summer camps. Before the Tigers can chalk one up in the column, they must contend with the Red Devils, a team that Beasley said has a lot of speed on offense. Defensively, Dunnellon has played exceptionally well the past six weeks. Since the Tigers match up against Santa Fe, the defense has DUNNELLON AT WILLISTON WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Williston High School. RECORDS: Dunnelon 5-4 overall; Williston 4-5. LAST WEEK: Dunnellon fell to rival North Marion, 9-3; Williston lost to Dixie County, 28-24. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dunnellon RB Malcom Ross had 91 yards on 20 carries. WR Wesley Beasley had two catches for 47 yards and was 1-for-3 on field goal attempts, connecting on a 37yarder in the third quarter. DL Keiwan Jones and Dezmond Crawford each had a fumble recovery in the third quarter. Williston QB David Heinkle engineers the Red Devils offensive efforts. The junior signal-caller has thrown for 677 yards and six touchdowns as well as seven interceptions. Hes also rushed for 424 yards and three scores. If Heinkle engineers the offense, then RB Brandon Preston is the engine. The senior has rushed for 1,060 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. WR Damien Strange is the top target, having caught 30 passes for 539 yards and seven touchdowns. Dunnellon aims to rebound from heartbreaking loss to Colts Girls soccer hopeful experience pays off Becca Burton isnt sure what to expect on the pitch this season as she takes over the Lady Tigers soccer program. The first-year coach is certainly hopeful the team can build upon the growing pains it endured last season. With eight starters or key contributors back from last years squad, she believes the Lady Tigers can accomplish that goal. I just want the girls to really grow as a team, improve throughout the season and build on what they already know how to do, Burton, a 2005 graduate of Trinity Catholic, said. Burton explained the Lady Tigers will run a 24-4 zone, flat, and having the occasional defender fall back depending on who we are playing. Having competed against many of the opponents throughout her prep career, Burton admitted she is unfamiliar with todays DHS GIRLS SOCCER AT A GLANCE HEAD COACH: Becca Burton, first season; assistant coach: Ashley Williams, first season. RETURNING PLAYERS: Jana Alley, Lucia Nunez, Briana Casanova, Izzy Hatfield, Elizabeth Wright, Maddie Machin, Paige Volker and Alysha Johnson. KEY NEWCOMERS: Nicki Paden, Yeshka Otero, Breanna Curtis, Megan Watson, Chloie Kuhlmann, Libby Medrano, Heather Munn, Belen Gutierrez, Danielle Hurley and Stephanie Angelo. KEY LOSSES: Jessica Luther, Amanda Corbitt, Linda McAndrew, and Lucia Nunez. Complied by Lizzy Wright JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TIGERS page 11 Lady Tigers return eight players from a year ago JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SOCCER page 11 Riverland News See RUNNIN page 11

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that I did not think would qualify, she said, explaining with her dual-enrollment schedule its tough to practice regularly. I went to the district meet with the intention of finishing my four-year varsity cross-country career. Then, I realized I was in qualifying position and knew that I didnt want this to be over. I hope to perform much better next week and will do everything that I need to do my best. She said shell likely have to run at least a 21, meaning Lakhani will have to shave at least three-plus minutes from here time. It will be hard, but I am ready to work hard, she said. talent; however, she knows three of the opposing coaches. I do know a few coaches and what school they played for, she explained. Im sure they remember what their playing style was; weve learned from the same coaches. Hopefully, that will help going into those games. With one game in the books this season, 1-all tie against The Villages the players were pretty pumped about that Burton explained. Most of these girls have experience; we have a few new players who are going to be extremely helpful this season, she said. However, with limited depth, stamina will be essential since many of the players will get a lot of minutes. I think well be fine, we just have to build our endurance, she said. We looked pretty decent against The Villages; we didnt have trouble finding people to fill the spots we needed filled. Our defense did a really good job of clearing the ball and getting it back up the field. We had some good passes offensively, people getting open instead of just gathering together. The biggest thing we need to work is continuing through with the play. We had some young players make some mistakes, but thats to be expected since theyve never been in a game situation before at the varsity level. Though familiar with the sport, she spent more time competing in gymnastics as a youth, which required Burton to hit the books herself. Probably, the biggest adjustment is doing the research on the positions I didnt play in high school, she said. yielded just 35 points. I think weve got an advantage in size up front, Beasley said. The defense is playing pretty well. Despite missed opportunities against the Colts, Beasley said his offensive line played pretty well the other night. Once again, he explained, its a matter of executing, hanging onto the ball and not making mental mistakes. Theyre fast (on defense), again we have a size advantage up front, Beasley said. Weve got a big, physical football team. Against North Marion, the Tigers went to the air 20 times. We feel comfortable putting the ball in the air, said Beasley. Its a matter of can we protect him, the ball and do what Jordon feels comfortable with. With it being the last hurrah for seniors, Beasley said theres nothing he will tell them differently this week that he didnt share with them in Weeks 5 or 6. For a lot of them, its the last time they get to put a helmet on, he said. Its hard to tell them that; I tell them that earlier in the season and they dont think about because theyre kids. Here it is now, staring you in the face. I expect the reality to set about 10 oclock (Friday night). Otherwise, he doesnt expect his team to prepare any differently. Were such a young football team, he said. Theyre going to prepare just as hard this week as they did last. Are we going to be as emotionally charged as we were last week? Probably not. Theyre just going to have to find a way to get through that. We play hard, it doesnt require us to be emotionally sky high. Our kids will be excited.Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 11 0009RNX PRESENTED BY: D ESPICABLE M E R ATED PG W HEN : S ATURDAY N OVEMBER 12 TH W HERE : E RNIE M ILLS P ARK T IME : P ARK OPENS AT 6:00 PM M OVIE PRESENTED AT DARK (7:00 PM ) F REE ADMISSION B RING INSECT REPELLANT B RING A BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR P ARKING AVAILABLE AT E RNIE M ILLS P ARK P UBLIC W ORKS AND THE B OYS AND G IRLS C LUB C ONCESSION STAND AVAILABLE PROCEEDS BENEFIT R ELAY FOR L IFE ...A MERICAN C ANCER S OCIETY C HILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT A LCOHOL PROHIBITED F OR MORE INFORMATION P LEASE C ALL G REENLIGHT D UNNELLON C OMMUNICATIONS AT (352) 533.5034 Colts clip Tigers, 9-3 SPARR For the past two years, the Dunnellon High School football team has left Stan Toole Memorial Stadium with a defeat. However, unlike last years 38-17 shelling to North Marion, Friday nights 9-3 loss to the Colts was much more heart breaking as it was back breaking. In need of a victory to force a three-way tie for first place in the District 5A-5 standings, which would have forced a threeteam shootout for the top spots in the playoffs, the Tigers will be on the outside looking in when the Class 5A state playoffs open Nov. 18. Dunnellon (5-4 overall, 22 District 5A-5) stifled the Colts high-powered offense for most of the night. North Marions lone score, a 9-yard touchdown reception Reggie Wilkerson snagged from quarterback Chase Tuten with less than two minutes remaining in the opening quarter was all the Colts offense could muster. While the Tigers defense kept powerful running back Jamie Gilmore in check he finished with 79 yards on 22 carries Dunnellon could never find a way to solve North Marions equally tough defense. I dont think North Marions defense gets enough credit, or their defensive staff, said Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, whose offense was limited to 147 yards but turned the ball over four times and allowed five sacks, including a critical fourth-down sack in the end zone with 90 seconds remaining, giving the Colts a 9-3 lead. We threw the kitchen sink at em, Beasley said. We threw screens, we ran draws, we threw the ball vertical, we threw the ball short, we tried to get our inside run game going, we went for it on fourth down. When youre playing a team like that, you try to muster everything you can get. The Tigers defense certainly gave their offense plenty of opportunities, especially in the third quarter when Dunnellon forced turnovers on three straight North Marion (7-2, 5-0) possessions. The Tigers offense seemed to find a spark after Gilmore lost his second fumble midway through the fourth quarter. Dunnellons Dezmond Crawford recovered at the Dunnellon 34-yard line and the offense went to work. The Tigers drove all the way to the Colts 36-yard line and was facing a thirdand-6. But thats when North Marion defensive back Latroy Pittman seeming came out of nowhere, intercepting his second pass of the game and the Colts third of the contest. It looked like he jumped as high as the goal post and caught that ball, Beasley said. Dunnellon seemed on the verge of putting momentum on its side on the opening drive of the game. Bolstered by a 42-yard kick off return by Wesley Beasley, the Tigers went to work starting from the Colts 45-yard line. Dunnellon marched 40 yards in five plays, moving inside of the red zone. However, the Tigers nearly lost the ball on a fumble, but recovered it, but could never recover the momentum it had. Dunnellon went on to a miss a 37-yard field goal attempt by Wesley Beasley, giving the ball to the Colts at the 20-yard line. Frank Beasley, who earlier in the week said it was likely his team would take a few additional risks against the Colts, said he certainly considering going for a first down on the fourth-and-4 from the 16-yard line. I felt like it was an opportunity to give us a shot of confidence, he said, noting Wesley has made field goals of that distance throughout the season, as well as later in the game when he hit from 37 yards out to trim the Colts lead to 7-3. We just missed. LIZZY WRIGHT/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Wesley Beasley attempts to evade a North Marion defender and find room to run up field against the Colts in the Tigers 9-3 loss. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News TIGERS continued from page 10 GIRLS SOCCER S CH E DUL E : Nov. 8 vs. Crystal River, 8 p.m.; Nov. 9 vs. Williston, 6 p.m.; Nov. 11 at Vanguard, 6 p.m.; Nov. 15 at Lake Weir, 6 p.m.; Nov. 17 at Gainesville Eastside, 6 p.m.; Nov. 18 vs. West Port, 6 p.m.; Nov. 22 at North Marion, 6 p.m.; Nov. 29 at Palatka, 8 p.m.; Nov. 30 vs. Hernando, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 1 at Belleview, 6 p.m.; Dec. 5 at Hernando, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 vs. Lake Weir, 8 p.m.; Dec 8 vs. Gainesville Eastside, 6 p.m.; Dec. 13 vs. North Marion, 8 p.m.; Dec. 14 at Williston, 6 p.m.; Dec. 15 vs. Palatka, 8 p.m.; Jan. 4 vs. Forest, 6 p.m.; Jan. 5 vs. Belleview, 8 p.m.; Jan. 10 at West Port, 8 p.m.; Jan. 11 at Crystal River, 7 p.m.; Jan. 13 vs. Villages, 6 p.m. SE A S ON UPDA TE : The team played The Villages Nov. 3 and tied the Lady Buffalo, 1-1. Briana Casanova scored for Dunnellon while Danielle Hurley had 17 saves. Complied by Lizzy Wright S OCC ER continued from page 10 R UNN I N continued from page 10

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 VETERAN PROFILES David Brown, U.S. NavyLt. Cmdr. David Brown of Dunnellon retired in 1989 after 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy. After enlisting in 1958, he attended Hospital Corps School and was designated a Field Medical Corpsman at Camp Pendleton. While serving with the 1st and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wings, he earned his Flight Crew Wings and participated in MedEvacs, flight line and crash boat search and rescue. Upon his discharge in 1962, he attended junior college, majoring in nursing, while continuing to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a Hospital Corpsman 2c. In 1971, following his graduation with a bachelor of science in nursing, he attended OCS in Newport R.I., graduating first in his class and was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps. In 1973, Brown received a commendation from Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, the then-Chief of Naval Operations, for assisting his father to full recovery from a stroke at USNH Long Beach, Ca. Browns next assignment was a stint on the hospital ship USS Repose (AH-16). In 1975, Lt. Brown was selected to train as a nurse practitioner at USNH Guam due to a shortage of doctors. While on Guam, Thompson participated in Operation New Life, a mass medical screening of refugees from the fall of Saigon. From Guam to the University of California, San Diego, for completion of formal training as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He then served in Family Practice Clinics at several Naval Hospitals until retirement. Brown earned the Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Expert Pistol Medal. Brown has lived in Dunnellon since 1992. Emil De Donato, U.S. ArmyDe Donato was inducted into the Army on Jan. 28, 1941, 11 months before the Dec. 7, 1941, sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. Processed at Fort Dix, N.J., De Donato was sent to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was trained as an amphibious combat infantry soldier with the 9th Infantry Division. Sgt. De Donato volunteered to go with the initial assault troops as the only soldier from the Message Center when the 9th infantry division invaded Africa on Nov. 8, 1942. He fought through Africa, Sicily, Normandy (Utah Beach) France, Belgium and into German, where he met the Russians on April 26, 1945. De Donato was decorated with the Bronze Star for his action during the African invasion, the Oak Leaf cluster to the Bronze star in Sicily, the French Legion of Merit, Combat Infantry Badge plus many other decorations. De Donato and his wife, Audrey live in Rainbow Lakes Estates. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Elvere Tommy Thompson, U.S. NavyThompson was born in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 29, 1922. Thompson was a student at the University of Oregon when Pearl Harbor was bombed Dec. 7, 1941, and enlisted in the Navy Seabees in November 1942. Since he had experience as a machinist, he was awarded a MM 2/c rating. The following January, he went to boot camp at Camp Perry, Va., and after two months of training and indoctrination, a group was formed into a small maintenance unit, CBMU 503 and was sent to Port Hueneme, Calif., and shipped out for the South Pacific. Thompsons unit landed on the Fiji Islands in March 1943 and their task was to re-build, maintain and operate a bunker oil tank farm to re-supply warships needing fuel. Later, Thompsons unit headed south to Guadalcanal, where they helped maintain Henderson Field. From there, the unit ended up at Peleliu during October 1944 for that bloody engagement. While there, Thompson suffered a broken lumbar during a basketball game against the Marines, but recovered and returned to active duty as a refrigeration, water and laundry mechanic. After 29-1/2 months in the Pacific, Thompsons unit arrived home and while on his 30-day leave, the two atomic bombs were dropped and ended the war. Thompson was discharged from Naval service in late 1945. David Brown Emil De Donato Elvere Tommy Thompson Photos by ERIK STELLMACH/Special to the Riverland NewsVeterans enjoy ceremonies at the National Mall during their visit to the National World War II Memorial. establish a World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., or its environs. It is the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II and acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation. National Chairman Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., and co-chairman Frederick W. Smith spearheaded a vigorous fundraising campaign in which the memorial received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. The total included $16 million provided by the federal government. Construction began in September 2001. The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated May 29, 2004. The memorial became part of the National Park System in November 2004, when it was transferred from the American Battle Monuments Commission to the National Park Service, which now operates and maintains the memorial. Now, with WWII veterans dying at a clip of 1,000 per day, the race is to make sure those men and women are given the opportunity to see their monument. Thats where Honor Flight has stepped in throughout the past five years. Leading the charge to make sure each veteran who served during the war, Honor Flight raises money to fly veterans to the memorial each year. This year was no different, as more than 100 veterans from Marion County made the trek in October. Fundraising goes on throughout the year, allowing each veteran to make the trip at no cost from the Ocala Regional Airport. Officials are already planning an Honor Flight for October 2012, and are hoping to raise enough to send two flights on the same day. The World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the greatest generation. Friedrich St.Florians winning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture, harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects the legacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with a great crusade to rid the world of fascism. Of the 100-plus veterans who made the most recent trip, seven were from the Dunnellon area. They were: Mac Anderson (U.S. Army Air Corps), Nick Bello (U.S. Army Air Corps), Muriel Dexter (U.S. Coast Guard), Don Manning (U.S. Navy), Gordon Sands (U.S. Navy), Tony SanFilipo (U.S. Army) and Charlie Van Blarcum (U.S. Navy Seabees). SanFilipo called the trip great. I thought it was a great trip, it sure was a long day, but I really enjoyed it, SanFilipo, who served in the Philippines during The Battle of Leyte, said. The U.S. Army veteran said he hadnt spoken much about his time in the military until he began preparing for the Honor Flight eight to nine months prior. I didnt think much about my service days before that, he said, adding I served and I came home. I never talked about it much. SanFilipo called the National World War II Memorial impressive. What can you say, it looked impressive, he said. Don Manning, who served in the U.S. Navy stateside monitoring the cost, said the trip was remarkably organized and the opportunity of a lifetime. It was a really a great experience; I had never been to the memorials in Washington, especially Arlington National Cemetery, he explained, noting he had visited Bushnell National Cemetery on several occasions. I thought (Bushnell) was big until I went to Washington and saw how many, hundreds of thousands, of grave sites. You dont realize it until you get there, that we lost so many during the war that never had the opportunity to come home and live a normal life. It was very moving to say the least; it is unfortunate so many people had to die to make it possible for us to live the good life. Bello, who served for slightly more than three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, praised the Honor Flight program, calling it well organized and well orchestrated. I was really impressed with the monument, he explained. As far as my memories are concerned, I went with mixed emotions only because I didnt know how to really approach the flight itself. The event was really great. However, it was the Welcome Home Celebration at the Ocala airport that overwhelmed Bello. We were quiet late getting back, he said of the two-plushour delay on the return. I was impressed with the amount of people still there and I was one of the last ones off the plane. As he was speaking to his wife as well as another couple, a mother with her young son approached him. She asked if the boy could take a picture with a real soldier, he explained. It was really impressive; he wanted to take a picture with a real GI. Bello praised the young crowd at the event as well as their patriotism. The patriotism by the younger children, thats really something, he said. We need a little more patriotism; get it back to where it belongs. Politicians are doing what they are doing, taking away the freedoms we have. We dont have freedom like we should have. Malcolm Anderson, who served three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, considered it an honor to be one of the many selected for the trip. I just thought it was superb, he said. When we arrived in Washington, D.C., we were greeted by a two-star admiral; never saw anything close to that when I served, I was only a sergeant. When we got to the memorial itself, it was like a work of art. It was really amazing, stuck in the middle of the mall between the Washington and Lincoln monuments. It was bigger than I expected it to be. They were really trying to do it right. Anderson said he wont forget the opportunity he shared with so many other veterans afforded the opportunity to see the memorial. I think its a memory Ill have all of my life, he said. Everyone was enjoying every bit of it. For more photos from Honor Flight, visiit www.event mugshots.com by Erik Stellmach or www.ocalahonorflight.com FLIGHT continued from page 1 Photos courtesy of Eric StellmachDunnellon area veterans who participated in the most recent Honor Flight, top row from left, are: Malcolm Mac Anderson, Nick Bello, Muriel Dexter; second row, Don Manning, Gordon Sands and Tony SanFilipo; and third row to the right, Charlie Van Blarcum. Veterans enjoy ceremonies at the National Mall during their visit to the National World War II Memorial.Photos by ERIK STELLMACH/Special to the Riverland News

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Lake Tropicana to host Turkey ShootThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a Turkey Shoot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Lake Tropicana Civic Association Clubhouse, 3380 S.W. 181st Court, Dunnellon. Frozen turkeys will be the prize for those who score best on the targets. Shotguns will be available or bring your own 12guage shotgun; we provide the shells. If contestants bring anything other than a shotgun, they will need to provide their own ammunition. Cost per shot is $3. For more information, call Bill at 465-4500. WAR to host annual turkey dinner, meetingThe Withlacoochee Area Residents will host its third annual Turkey Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, open to the public, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club, No. 5 56th Street, next to the library and post office. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $5. For more information, call 447-5434 or e-mail directors@warinconline.com. NARFE to meet Monday, Nov. 14Chapter 776 of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 4252, 3190 North Carl G. Rose Highway, Hernando. A short social including refreshments will be at 12:30 followed by the regular business meeting at 1. Officers for 2012 will be elected at this meeting. For more information, call the chapter president at (352) 527-3991. Dunnellon Garden Club to meet Nov. 17The Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Dunnellon Womans Club at 11756 Cedar St. George Aldrich of Plants N Things will be the guest speaker. Anyone interested in gardening, water concerns, or bird and wildlife protection, please come, be our guest and bring a friend or neighbor. We welcome you, and we love to have new members join our club. The club meets the third Thursday of each month. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the club, call Penny Calloway 489-1662. Gator-Seminole rib dinner slated A Gator-Seminole smoked rib dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 26, in Stegman Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The game between Florida and Florida State will be televised during the dinner. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 12. For more information, call John Deakins at 489-1611. Amy Carol Webb will present a holiday special, Breaking Light, along with her best loved original songs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Sunday Sampler Concert, at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St. Doors open at 2. The concert goes until 4:45. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Donation is $10, with funds going to the Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music. For information, visit www.amycarolwebb.com or call 465-2167. The Sunday Sampler is a celebration of music sponsored by the Will McLean Foundation, which has as one of its major functions the preserving of Florida history through music. The name comes from the fact that it is performed on the second Sunday monthly and is a sampler of the talented artists who will be performing at the Will McLean Festival March 9 to 11, 2012, at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. Performances are at 2:30 p.m. at the Historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Performances last about two hours with a refreshment break. A donation to the Foundation of $10 is accepted at the door. The schedule with websites where one may find out more about the performers follows: Jan. 8, 2012: Carly Bak and Garrison Doles Bak grew up in South Dakota cow country, now lives on the Withlacoochee River and has channeled her infatuation with nature, music and folklore into her award winning songs that she performs with feeling. On the web: www.carly bak.com Garrison says he is a broken shard of sea glass that washed up on the beach shattered and jagged and tossed in the ocean; and his award winning original songs reflect that hard living, hard drinking period of his life On the web: www.garrisondoles.com Feb. 14, 2012: Mindy Simmons Floridas Sweetheart, is a consumate performer of original songs as well as classic blues, jazz and folk music, including a terrific tribute program to the late, great Miss Peggy Lee. On the web: www.mindysimmons.com All of these artists are song writers and, some of them, as well as other performers at the Will McLean Festival got their break by entering the Best New Florida Song writing contest. For information about the song contest, visit www.willmclean.com or contact Nikki Connors at (352) 465-2167 or by e-mail at connorsnikki@yahoo.com. 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Central Florida Master Choir slates concertsThe Central Florida Master Choir will present its seasonal concert, Carols from Around the World, on the following dates: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Dunnellon For more information, visit www.cfmasterchoir.com.Community Thrift Shop in need of volunteersThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop is looking for a few volunteers to assist us a half a day a week or just occasionally in the thrift shop at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, call Ellie Rex, volunteer coordinator, at 489-9127 or visit dunnellonthriftshop.org.Annie Johnson Center 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. Rainbow Springs State Park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep. state.fl.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. Boys and Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Now is the time to donate for the upcoming tax season. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Nov. 1: Winners: 1. Alice Setzer, 5,990; 2. Shirley Busca, 5,650; 3. Gordon Quigley, 5,060; 4. John Ghan, 5,020; 5. Nick Caspero, 4,780. Slams: Alice Setzer and Gordon Quigley, 6 NT; Alice Setzer and Gordon Quigley, 6 H; Bob Fitterman and Ruth Brucker, 6H; and John Ghan and Shirley Busca, 6C. Results of play from Oct. 25: Winners: 1. Bill Smead, 5,610; 2. Gordon Quigley, 4,630; 3. Betty Quigley, 4,610; 4. Alice Setzer, 4,500. Slams: Gordon Quigley and Bill Smead, 6 Clubs made 7. Results of play Oct. 18: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 5,350; 2. Millie Morales, 4,880; 3. Gordon Quigley, 4,750; 4. Bob Fitterman, 4,450. Slams: Millie Morales and Bob Fitterman, 6 Hearts made 7. Rainbow Springs Country Club Dinner Bridge Results of play from Oct. 26: Winners: 1. Betty Koehler and Nancy Meyer, 3,200; 2. Millie Morales and Bill Smead, 3,180; 3. (tie), Lora and John Ghan, Les Dicter and Carol Jones, 3,090; 5. Betty and Gordon Quigley, 2,320. The next dinner bridge will be Nov. 30, hosted by Richard and Betsy Davis. All club members are welcome. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 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... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 245-1117 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Office until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, for Proposal ID T5416. A Certification of Qualification is not required for this ADD LEFT TURN LANE(S) project on SR 500 (US 27) AT NW 110TH AVE (CR 464B) in Marion County. Budget Estimate $231,558.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/cc admin/Letting_Pr oject_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. November 10 and 17, 2011. 246-1110 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed bids until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November, 18, 2011 for demolition of structures by a state licensed asbestos contractor. Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting the City Clerks Office at 352-465-8500 or from the Citys website www.dunnellon.or g under services & info tab. Bids must be submitted on the bid document response form in a sealed envelope, clearly marked SEALED BID2011-06 Demolition of Structures, and sent to the City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431. Bids received timely will be opened and read aloud as soon thereafter as practical. However, no award of bid will be made at that time. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids November 10, 2011. Bid Notices Bid Notices Bid Notices Lien Notices 243-1110 RIV11/23 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 11/23/2011, 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. JT2AT00N3S0038289 1995 TOYOTA Nov. 10, 2011. 244-1110 RIV 11/25 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 11/25/2011, at 8:00AM 1991 CHEVY VIN# 1G1BN53E4MW163146 1996 FORD VIN# 1FMCU22X7TUB72560 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service, 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to except or reject any and all bids. November 10, 2011. 247-1110 RIV 11/28 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Notice is hereby given that on 11/28/2011 at 08:00 am the following vehicle(s) will be sold at public auction for monies owed on vehicle repairs and for storage costs pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 713.585. The lienors name, address and telephone number and auction location are: Walts Brake 3890 nw Gainesville rd Ocala Fl. 34475, 352-629-3134 Please note, parties claiming interest have a right to a hearing prior to the date of sale with the Clerk of the Court as reflected in the notice. The owner has the right to recover possession of the vehicle without judicial proceedings as pursuant to Florida Statute Section 559.917. Any proceeds recovered from the sale of the vehicle over the amount of the lien will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court for disposition upon court order. 1HTSCAAMXVH432985 97 INTL. $3900.00 Nov. 10, 2011. Lien Notices Lien Notices Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Free Offers Free Kittens 2 neutered males go together, ( 352) 228-1789 FREE Sony Console TV (352) 489-4853 Announcements 1/2 PRICE BOOK SALE Nov. 7th through Dec. 31st 10AM-4:30PM Mon thru.Fri. 11AM-3PM SaturdayAlways Books II 4880 S. US Hwy 41 Dunnellon (352) 465-5713 Advertising that Works. Put your ad in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida for one LOW RATE! Call (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida -classifieds.com Trades/ Skills CASHIER The City of Dunnellon dba Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is accepting applications for a Cashier. This position requires the ability to pleasantly greet customers both in person and on the telephone, proficiency in handling cash transactions & payment posting to software application(s) and knowledge of office procedures. High School diploma or (GED), one year customer service exp. required. May be required to work weekend & evening hrs. Must obtain a job description and submit a COD Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Beginning pay $8.73 per hr. Application deadline 11/18/2011. Position will remain opened until filled. E.O.E., DFWP. Drivers-Stable Career No Experience Needed! Sign on Bonuses available Top industry pay & quality training, 100% paid CDL Training 800-326-2778 www.JoinCRST.com Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, & TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, earn Up to 39 cents a mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT,LLC (800)572-5489 EXT 227 Drivers-Build your own hometime! Part-time, Full-time, Express & Casual lanes! Daily or Weekly Pay! Modern Equipment! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. (800)414-9569 www.drivekni g ht.com General Help *CALL NOW* Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUSTOMER RELA TIONS DEP AR TMENT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. call Michelle 352-436-4460 EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com Career Opportunities A Better CareerWith Melton Great Equipment & Benefits 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www. meltontruck.com Employment Info AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing Available. Call Aviation Institute Of Maintenance. (877)741-9260 Schools/ Instruction 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 Business Opportunities SAWMILLS from only $3997. MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY.with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info. & DVD www.NorwoodSawmills. com 800-578-1363 X 300N. 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 LAWSUIT CASHAuto Accident? Worker Compensation? Get CASH before your case settles! Fast Approval. Low fees. (866)709-1100 or www.glofin.com Auctions Thursday 11/10 Pre: 12, Auction:3: Antiques & Collect., 100s box lots, Outside Cabinetry wood, 5 DR sets, BR, LR & access. furn., rocks & minerals SUPER SALE DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON Fri Sat 9-2p Too much to list!! 6 mils N. of Dunnellon house behind Lombardos Resturant DUNNELLON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS AT THE RAINBOW RIVER SAT. NOV. 12, 11AM-3PM 8715 SW 190th Ave. Rd. Dunnellon-Rainbow Spgs., Grand Park North,Hwy 41 N next to St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Sat Nov 12 8AM-2PM household times, clothes, golf, furn. DUNNELLON RAINBOW SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES Fri. Nov. 11, & Sat. 12 8A./3P. MULTI FAMILY SALE Furniture, Collectibles tools Household Goods S.W. 193rd Circle./ 91st Loop and 90th Lane Rd.Lots of Good Stuff follow signs RAINBOW LAKE ESTATESFri. 11th & Sat. 12, 9A-4P HUGE ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Scooter, Camping, Tools and Household 22239 SW Breakwater Blvd. RAINBOW SPRINGS FRI SAT. 9a-5p No Early arrivals. You want it ,we got it!9815 SW 192nd Ct Rd Rainbow Springs The Woodlands HUGE SALE Fri Sat 8-4p antiques TV, kit items clothing hardware, tools, some furn. lamps Items of all Kinds 9810 SW 206 Court Rd General Like new 6 Alum folding truck utility ramp $60 cash (352) 489-6146 Rainbow River Club membership for sale, transfer cost only 352-465-7961 TURKEY SHOOT Sat Nov 12 9AM-3PM Sun Nov 13 1PM-4PM Lake Tropicana Civic Association 3380 SW 181st Ct North of Dunn,(East of 40/41 intersection) $3-shoot use our 12 gauge or bring your own gun, if not 12 gauge bring your own 7 1/2 shot. Lunch Available, questions call Bill 465-4500 Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Cert. Concealed Weapons Lic., FL/Non FL. Res. Ok Jay @ (352) 687-8265 Wanted to Buy 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 HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets CANARIES FOR SALE 4 Young Healthy Singing Males with Cage $130. ea. 4 Young Healthy Females with Cage $75 ea. or Will swap 1 or 2 Females for Healthy female w/outcage (352) 625-3531 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 New 2012 Town Houses 28x44 3/2 only $37,900 32x80 4/2, just $69,900 Both incl del.& set up A/C Skirting & steps. No Games North Pointe Homes Gainesville, FL (352) 872-5566 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 bed r oom, 1 bath $2,000. Must be approved 352-476-4964 INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 3 bed r oom, 1 bath $3,000 Must be approved 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3/2/1 SIGNING BONUS Close to downtown & Rainbow River, off street parking, fencd yd., priv. entrance RUBLESRENT ALS.COM daveruble81@ bellsouth.net (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON Rainbow Spring Co. Club Est., Nice 3/2/1, No Pets, F-L-S $795 mo. 352-322-0816 view craigslist.com #2654354703 Rent or Sale DUNNELLON 3 BR, 2 BA, Acre Nice Location Close to Shopping $550. mo. or Sell $30,000 (352) 433-7768 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. Out of Town Real Estate INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!! 1 waterfront & 4 lake access lots, $84,000. Gated lake community near Athens, GA. Excellent schools. Financing available. Call the bank direct. (888)348-5119 Out of Town Real Estate LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 down, $99/mo. Only $12,900 near growing El Paso, TX, Owner financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! money back Guarantee FREE color brochure (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.co m Pre-Grand Opening Sale! Sat. November 19th only 6.34 acres w/ direct lake frontage only$29,900! Brand new, never before offered! Gorgeous wooded setting with deep water frontage on spectacular lake. Paved rds, power, phone, much more. Unheard of prices-excellent financing.Hurry out for the 1st pick! Call now (866)952-5302 x 71 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 Boats Affordable Mobile Citrus Marion Levy, all makes/models. High Performance398-5903 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Home/Office Cleaning ANNS HOME KEEPING. Reasonable Rates & References Licensed w/19 yrs experience. (352) 489-7616 BRIDGE SCORES COMMUNITY EVENTS Special to the Riverland NewsThe American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 hosted a costume contest during its recent bingo night. Winners, from right, are: Toni Taylor, first place, Bingo Dreamer; Sierra Kejasny, second place, Headless Horseman; and Ellie Fuller, third place, Jester. Legion costume contest

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Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. Car Cruise slated Friday on State Road 200 There will be a car cruise from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Big Lots plaza at 8500 S.W. State Road 200. Music, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Bring a can of food for the Salvation Army food pantry. For more information, call 489-7379. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and 29. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays, except Thanksgiving. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19. The public is welcome. The Post will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner for the public form noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The Post plans to host a special Steak Dinner on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The canteen is open Sunday thru Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. Christian Women to meet Nov. 16The Christian Womens Connection will meet at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Springs Banquet Hall at Springs Presbyterian Church at 1060 W. Withlacoochee Trail (County Road 39) in Dunnellon. This is a week earlier than the regular luncheon due to Thanksgiving. Linda Moore, leadership trainer and speaker consultant from Gainesville, will be the guest speaker. Fresh, homemade baked items will be for sale. Tickets are $12 and include a buffet, speaker, gift ideas, bake sale and door prizes. The public is welcome. RSVP by noon Nov. 10. For more information, call Dot at 4651150 or Maggie at 465-6153. For more information about the Christian Womens Connection, call Julie Thomas, chairwoman, at 489-6996. Riverland News, Thursday, November 10, 2011 17 0 0 0 9 P Q S Plan Now For Your Holiday Reef (Gift Certificates Available) Fresh Water Fish Salt Fish & Corals BeReefable Aquatics 2818 W. Dunnellon Rd., Rt 488 Next to Dunnellon Marine Hours: Tues. 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Pennsylvania Ave. Come check out our amazing showroom 2011 CLEARANCE SALE Community Thrift Shop makes donations The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, recognizing the increased need to keep local food banks stocked to feed the needy, presented a $500 donation check to Sandy Zak, food pantry coordinator from St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church. Pictured, front row from left, are: Ida Tacker, Thrift Shop volunteer; Winnie Kilby, Thrift Shop volunteer; Zak, food pantry coordinator from St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church; and Betty Poole, Thrift Shop volunteer, presenting the check; second row, Thrift Shop volunteers Donna Sue Auger, Barbara Hayes, Carmen Fisher, Annabelle Dobbs, Gerri Bueller, Helen Park, and Ellie Rex. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, recognizing the increased need to keep local food banks stocked to feed the needy, presented a $500 donation check to Maria Haywood, assistant food pantry coordinator from Holy Faith Episcopal Church. Pictured, front row from left, are: Ida Tacker, Thrift Shop volunteer; Winnie Kilby, Thrift Shop volunteer; Haywood, assistant food pantry coordinator from Holy Faith Episcopal, Gerri Bueller, Thrift Shop volunteer, presenting the check to Haywood; second row, Thrift Shop volunteers Donna Sue Auger, Barbara Hayes, Carmen Fisher, Annabelle Dobbs, Betty Poole, Helen Park and Ellie Rex. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, recognizing the increased need to keep local food banks stocked to feed the needy, presented a $500 donation check to Sam Samples, ministries coordinator/food bank from First United Methodist Church. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Gerri Bueller, Thrift Shop volunteer; Winnie Kilby, Thrift Shop volunteer; Samples; Ida Tacker, Thrift Shop volunteer, presenting the check to Samples; second row, Thrift Shop volunteers Donna Sue Auger, Barbara Hayes, Carmen Fisher, Annabelle Dobbs, Betty Poole, Helen Park and Ellie Rex. 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