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Publication Date: 12-08-2011
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 8, 2011Vol 30 No. 875 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. Entries sought for annual Christmas parade Organizers and the chamber need the following for this years parade: Organizations or groups to enter a float; volunteers to help on the parade committees; volunteers to help the day of the parade; or volunteers to be a spectator and spread the word to your friends, neighbors and relatives about the parade and come out to support the parade. Be a sponsor for $50. For more information, call Charlene Williams at 465-0668 or 427-0453. Annie Johnson Center hosting blanket driveThe Annie Johnson Cold Nights/Warm Hearts program will host a Pajama and Blanket Drive throughout December. The agency is collecting these items for the homeless, needy and seniors. Items can be gently used or brand new; all sizes are needed. If you are able to assist in this cause, bring the items to the Senior & Family Service Center. For more information, call 489-8021 or e-mail annie2322@bellsouth.net. Clothe the Children event scheduled Dec. 15The members of the Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon will distribute gently used clothing to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the church hall on the corner of U.S. 41 and State 40 East in Dunnellon. Clothes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 489-5954. Man charged with DUI; two hurt in wreck CHRISTMAS CLAUSES A 48-year-old Dunnellon man is facing charges of DUI causing property damage as well as possession of a legend drug without a prescription after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday on U.S. 41 and Pennsylvania Avenue. According to police reports, John W. Popke was the driver of a red Kia van involved in a wreck causing $6,000 in property damage. While investigating the traffic crash, Officer Bruce Arnold determined Popke was the at-fault driver and while speaking with the defendant he appeared to be under the influence of unknown substance, due to slurred speech and the defendant was unable to keep his balance, the report stated. After completing the investigation of the traffic crash, the report stated Officer Arnold informed Popke he was now beginning a separate investigation due to him possibly driving under the influence of unknown substance. Popke stated he understood and agreed to participate in field sobriety exercises, the report stated. During the field sobriety exercises, Officer Arnold observed that Council OKs site plan for new club Boys & Girls Club facility clears final hurdle Its been a long 16 months for Bobby James, a driving force behind seeing a new Boys & Girls Club facility being built in Dunnellon, which faced plenty of hurdles and obstacles after the agency secured $840,000 in funding in August 2010 through the Community Development Block Grant, which is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Officials had originally hoped to break ground and start construction in January 2011, but with plenty of details to be worked out in regard to development and site plans, the agency was unable to move an ounce of dirt. That will all change in the coming months after the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County cleared the final remaining hurdle, the Dunnellon City Councils approval of a the agencys site plan. Now, James said, the agency will open the bidding and hopes to have a contractor selected by January, at the latest, so construction can begin on the 8,000-plus-square-foot facility which encompasses 3.72 acres of land across from Walmart on U.S. 41, near the site of the old Dunnellon Middle School. The Marion County School District owns 5.6 acres of property; however, district officials agreed to lease the property to the Dunnellon Boys and Girls Club for $1 per year for the next 50 years. The primary building, which will host programs, will be 8,000 square feet. The secondary facility will be an outdoor basketball court and courtyard with a Annual Santa Over the Rainbow kicks off Friday night at state park Riverland News file photosSanta Claus visits with a young girl last year during Santa Over the Rainbow. The annual event at Rainbow Springs State Park kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday night as Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their return to the park. If the madness of the Black Friday shopping frenzy has you feeling the winter blues, then the Friends of Rainbow Springs has just the treat to get you back into the holiday spirit. Once again, Rainbow Springs State Park will host its annual Santa Over the Rainbow event. There will be entertainment, shopping, food, a light extravaganza and photo opportunities with the guests of honor Santa and Mrs. Claus. We have quite a few volunteers that help out, said FORS member Linda Booth, one of the event coordinators. We have a wonderful lighting and construction crew. We have so many wonderful volunteers that help out with this every year; we get about the same volunteers, they do a fantastic job, and theyve been doing this for a quite a long time. We get a lot of people coming from out of town, they come every single year. One couple comes every night and they sit on the veranda and watch the kids go by. Santa and his wife will be leaving their sleigh at the North Pole this year and arriving via pontoon boat to visit with all youngsters and those of us who are young at heart. The event kicks off Friday, Dec. 9, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 11, and the following weekend from Dec. 16 to 18. Times John Popke JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Bobby James driving force behind new facility. See COUNCIL page 6 Driver also charged with possession of Legend Drug without a prescription See CHARGED page 3 Mrs. Claus chats with a young girl about what shed like for Christmas. CAITLYN DUNNING For the Riverland News See CLAUSES page 7 Citys Light It Up ceremony scheduled Friday In a manner that would likely draw praise from Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang, the city of Dunnellon will have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall. With no tree lighting ceremony a year ago, several residents approached Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew about putting together an event to celebrate the Christmas season. So with the blessings of the City Council and City Manger Lisa Algiere, Dawn Bowne, a long-time city employee and current city clerk, went to work. I jumped on it immediately, got some e-mails out and called chamber for some assistance, Bowne said. When Lynne and I Dawn Bowne city clerk praised residents for call to action. Churches, businesses offer their assistance for event JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LIGHT page 7


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during the Gaze Nystagmus Exercise that Popke had constricted pupils and distinct and sustained Nystagmus at a maximum deviation in both eyes, the report stated. During the finger to nose exercise, the report stated, Officer Arnold noted Popke swayed and failed to touch the tip of his nose on each attempt and failed to point forward prior to touch. During the Rhomberg Balance Exercise, Officer Arnold observed Popke sway as well as a white in color residue in his right nostril, the report stated, and during the Rhomberg Alphabet Exercise, Popke continued to sway, Officer Arnold observed, while noticing a white in color residue in his right nostril, the report stated. Popke was unable to participate in the walk and turn exercise and the one-leg stand due to being diagnosed with Neuropathy, an injury with his legs, the report stated. According to the report, Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez, a certified drug recognition expert, conducted a drug influence evaluation on the suspect. The report stated Sgt. Gonzalez verified the controlled substance was narcotic analgesic and CNS Depressant. Popke possessed five legend drug pills, containing the active ingredient of Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride in which Sgt. Gonzalez contacted Walgreens Pharmacy, which confirmed Popke did not have a prescription for the pills, the report stated. While at the Marion County Jail, Popke consented to a lawful test of his breath, which showed a .000 result, and a urine analysis to determine its controlled substance content, the report stated. Popkes bond was set at $1,000. Joseph M. Borst 51, Dunnellon, was charged Dec. 4 with trespass after warning from Crocks Pub. His bond was set at $500. Joshua J. Townsend, 20, Dunnellon, was charged Dec. 3 with possession of crack cocaine, driving while license suspended or revoked, knowingly, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and attaching unassigned tag. Bond was set at $8,000. Shad Kennerly, 38, Dunnellon, was charged Dec. 2 with possession of harmful chemical substances and violation of probation, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/no intent. Duane A. Cooper 51, Dunnellon, was charged Dec. 1 with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams. Bond was set at $2,500. Dominick C. Marshall 53, at large, was charged Nov. 29 with disorderly intoxication and possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property. Bond was set at $300. Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 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. 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During the burglary and the attempted vehicle stop, Aaron Williams had a child with him, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. Charged are: Aaron Q. Williams, 23, of Ocala. He will face charges of burglary while armed, grand theft and child abuse. No bond. Phillip LaDarrell Mulkey, 21, of Dunnellon. He will face charges of armed residential burglary, grand theft, violation of probation, fleeing and eluding police and knowingly driving while license suspended and/or revoked. No bond. Travis J. Williams, 20, of Ocala. He will face charges of burglary while armed and grand theft. No bond. The Riverland News does not print the names of juveniles charged in crimes, unless they are charged as adults. The juvenile faces charges of armed residential burglary and grand theft. No bond was set. Right now, detectives are looking at other burglaries and additional charges are forth coming, said Cochran. The Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa, as well as pictures of your children or grandchildren in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition. Letters and photos can be e-mailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com, mailed to our office at or dropped off at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Photos submitted via e-mail must be high-resolution images. Deadline is Dec. 15. 0009Z4X Great News! Hello from beautiful Rainbow Springs, where warm greetings are being sent your way! We the Agents are NOW Owners OF OUR NEW Real Estate Business, RAINBOW SPRINGS REALTY GROUP, INC. Same location but with NEW phone numbers. Office (352) 489-6595 Toll Free (855) 877-6595 Fax (352) 489-6623 With Keith Caton as our Broker, and your Realtors: Janet Pigeon, Yulee Commander, Sharon Graley, Carole Caird, Rosalie Adler & Dale Ravens have cultivated many great friends in our area through their Real Estate transactions and when combined, bring YOU almost 200 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE! The office will continue to have access to Multiple Listing Service which provides YOU Exposure to Marion & Citrus Counties + 39 additional Counties. Our Website remains unchanged, still bringing National and International inquiries. We welcome your call and look forward to serving you. We hope that you will feel free to spread the Good News that we are now the new owners of Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc.! We are excited to bring our office to Greater Heights and Deliver the Ultimate Results for You! Please know that we are here to serve you with Pride and Integrity! Warmly, The Entire Group here at Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. www.myrainbowspringsflorida.com


River views Greenlight rates dont seem competitive If I go with Greenlight Dunnellon Communications service I would be paying a lot more than I am paying now for comparable services. Really, they are not offering anything that I do not already have. That is not practical. There is also the additional cost of a set top box that you would pay for every month. On top of all this, there is an installation charge and set up fee. This is similar to the stunt that was pulled by the telephone companies for years. Now you buy a phone and pay for it once. All in all, it does not sound like this is something the average citizen would go for or could afford to use. Regards, Jack Shankle Annual RSPOA elections nearingIts that time of year again. Along with all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season, the election packets for the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association should be received by property owners not later than Dec. 25. The election/general meeting is Jan. 25. Please read your proxies carefully you do not have to fill in the current presidents name to carry your proxy! You can fill in anyones name who is a member in good standing of the POA or better yet you can hold on to it until Election Day and bring it with you to the general meeting! There will be six incumbents names and two names picked by the nominating committee. Then a column headed others. This is an ongoing unfair practice by the current Board of Directors. All names should be listed in alphabetical order, possibly with an asterisk next to incumbent names. Any member of POA in good standing should be able to place their name on the ballot. Members should make it a point to come to the general meeting to discuss where, when, and how your assessment fees are being spent to ask questions of the Board of Directors about any business matters referring to RSPOA financial matters, security matters, car information, code violations, the River Park are everyones concern. A big concern also is the foreclosure situation. You should be very interested in what is happening here in our community. Lets have some discussion about term limits. This is the most important meeting of the entire year everyone should make the effort to be there. Again this year you can bring your proxies, or call Joan Duggins at 4891865 or Penny Fyrogennis at 489-4526, and we can pick them up too. We really hope to see you Jan. 25 and we thank you for the opportunity to help with your proxies.Joan Duggins and Penny Fyrogennis, Rainbow Springs Residents Holiday savings in your home: Reduce your electric bill over the holiday season Bah humbug and all that jazz A nd so it begins. The dreaded Christmas shopping season. Packed, hot malls, parking lots with no empty spaces, pushing, shoving, empty pockets, unpaid bills and tons of anxiety. Oh, did I mention I dislike this time of the year just a wee bit? No, not the meaning of Christmas and what its all about. I love that part. I love the story of baby Jesus and the manger, I love going to church for midnight Mass, and I love the joy and fellowship that it brings. Its everything else that I hate. It ticks me off that there are Christmas decorations in the stores in October. It seems like Veterans Day and Thanksgiving get the short end of the stick. All you can hear on the radio is Here Comes Santa Claus 24 hours a day. And it annoys me that most of the world thinks this day, Dec. 25, is about gifts and toys and spending money instead of whats really important. I get stressed out every year around the end of November. I start panicking that I wont have enough time, money or energy to do whats still left to be done. The time we always seem to find and the energy comes from a hidden place way deep inside that we didnt even know existed. But where does the extra money come from? That is the real challenge every year. How I wish there was this magical man that could fly through the sky and bring all the gifts that my children could ever wish for. I used to like Christmas, didnt I? Im sure when I was a kid and all I had to do was run out of my room as early as possible and scream so loud it woke everybody in the house up, Im sure I liked it then. But my mother tells me I never enjoyed decorating the tree or wrapping gifts or even listening to Christmas music, all the things that youre supposed to like doing. So I guess there was no hope for me even back then. But there is one part of Christmas I like and thats riding around at night looking at all the lights and decorations that everybody has up. I love that part. And I also love buying the perfect gifts for the family that will put smiles on their faces. OK, now there are two things I like about Christmas. Maybe theres hope for me after all. We also have five December birthdays in our family, which really puts a capital C into the word challenging. So here is everything I still need to do this month: Buy and send mother-in-law gift and card to Vero Beach; shop for Christmas gifts for kids, grandkids and nieces; help grandson write a letter to Santa; plan and prepare my youngest daughters birthday party at my house; figure out what to get 20 year old stepson for his birthday; attend my granddaughters birthday party plus figure out a great gift that she doesnt already have; have our Christmas cards made and sent out; buy two books of Christmas stamps; plan a great surprise party for my moms 80th birthday and then figure out how to keep it a surprise; send brothers gifts to Iowa; attend Christmas pageants at school; wrap all the gifts and have them under the tree by Christmas Eve at which time Ill prepare a ravioli dinner for everyone, plan and prepare dinner on Christmas day, while also working three jobs and keeping everybody happy. OK, I know theres something I forgot, but what is it? Oh breathe dont forget to breathe and sleep dont forget that either. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! In fact, wake me when this is all over. Bah Humbug, indeed! 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, December 8, 2011 RIVERLAND NEWS EXTENSION COLUMN LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY I f there is one wonderful part of the holiday season I enjoy its the part in which I can eat like a pig and not feel guilty. The holiday parties with seemingly endless smorgasbords of food from appetizers to an endless buffet of desserts. No matter the stress level, there is something on the table to make it all go away. Now I know I certainly look like I could use an extra meal, perhaps two or three. I recall a day when I could eat and eat and eat some more and not gain a pound. The local Mexican fast food eatery dreaded it when my buddies and I would walk through the door. It was like we had our own food challenge 10 tacos and a pound of spicy tator tots simply called potato oles. Of course its nothing compared to the challenges Adam Richman of Man vs. Food submits himself to on a weekly basis on his show, which airs Wednesday nights on the Travel Channel. I watch with complete shock and awe at what he pounds down, wondering if he knows his lifespan will not last long eating such meals. Its insane. However, I have to admit it is pretty awe inspiring, and raises the question of which restaurant in town could create a challenge so big and intriguing enough to lure Man vs. Food to town to take on the challenge. So heres my food challenge to our local culinary experts: Come up with a challenge so amazing that we can lure Richman to town. As a matter of fact, Im willing to take on the challenge with Richman as well as a local celebrity, such as a city official, police officer or firefighter. Now this might seem crazy, but why not see about giving our local economy a huge boost and some notoriety for a food challenge that would bring folks here in droves just because they have a buddy who could eat a horse. Secondly, I believe we can lure the show here because we have folks here who can help us pitch the idea by making a promotional video explaining the positives of bringing a national show to small-town America. Lastly, any food challenge created we can pitch to him as being the first to attempt it. Maybe we can even allow him to name it. And so what happens if we cannot lure the show here? I say we turn this into a charity fundraising event benefitting Honor Flight, Special Olympics, Annie W. Johnson, Relay for Life or the arts programs at our local schools. My stomach might regret it but everyone that knows me, knows I have a big mouth. So whos with me in an attempt to bring national food glory to Dunnellon? Tis the season of gluttony I n a time of year thats characterized by excess and plenty, a little savings can be a good thing. Whether its that extra piece of pie or that extra Christmas gift, all these little extras can add up to an extra large dent in your diet and wallet. One extra you probably dont factor into your holiday budget is your increased electricity cost. Your electric bills can be close to their yearly peak during the holiday season. Read below for tips from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service to arm yourself against these electricity extras that can cause your holiday bills to be a little too plenty. Shed a little LED light on your holiday season. According to the Department of Energy, a standard string of lights (125 bulbs) on for 12 hours a day for 40 days uses $27.21 worth of electricity. A string of mini incandescent lights (300 bulbs) on for that time costs $6.53 and a string of LED lights (280 bulbs) costs only $0.61. Dont light up the night. Most folks wont look at your lights after 10 p.m. because theyre asleep. Set your lights on a timer or plug them in at dark and unplug them before bed. Outdoor timers cost about $16 and will save you hours of unneeded energy use. Buy a Florida-grown Christmas tree. No, this isnt a palm tree with garland. Five varieties of Christmas trees grow in Florida, and Marion County alone is home to three tree farms. See a list of Florida tree farms here: www.flchristmastrees.com and support a local business this holiday. Cool it. Turn down the thermostat when you have guests (the stove, hot food and warm bodies can keep the house warm) and when you sleep. According to the Department of Energy, turning your thermostat back 10 15 degrees for eight hours can save five 15 percent on your yearly heating costs. Invest in a warm comforter to help with especially cold nights. Recharge it. If you purchase a gift that includes batteries, throw in some rechargeable batteries. The lucky recipient will appreciate you saving them the hassle and cost of buying new ones and youll reduce the batteries that end up in the landfill. Shop smarter. Shopping online saves gas and time, and free shipping is becoming easier and easier to find. When heading to the stores, try to fit as many of your holiday errands as possible into a single trip. Make contact. Electric stovetops can only transmit heat to pans with which they are in direct contact. If you have a warped or rounded pan that wobbles, you are wasting a lot of heat and electricity. Have questions? Want an expert to speak to your group? Contact John Linhoss, an Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service at 352-671-8400 or john.linhoss@marioncountyfl.org, or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionser vice.htm. Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan See LETTERS page 5 John Linhoss


Letter writer hits point about cameras I agree with Burt Eno I have a strong mistrust of the powers that be on the City Council. Since the Lowes fiasco, I have had second thoughts about how this town is headed. I left a town in central Florida hoping to avoid something like this. Even though I dont run red lights or speed, I have felt like a second-class citizen with the cameras. In order to avoid penalizing local vendors, I have changed my shopping routine to make sure I use shopping centers with connecting parking lots to avoid the intersections with cameras. Walmart to Sweetbay, leaving through the second exit; go to Sav-a-lot, exit to Bank of America. The Powell Road light left is usually red, no problem. Go back through unlighted Sweetbay entrance to Tractor Supply. No problem. I have the time on my days off to do this routine, I just dont have the trust of the cameras, nor do I have the money to pay for a rear-end collision.Linda Viock Dunnellon Rainbow Springs Residents Beach, part 2As Paul Harvey used to say: And now for the rest of the story. Four days before the devastation of plantings at our beach, the Marion County Springs Festival gave our Beach Committee an award. They recognized the wonderful work of the volunteers, who had worked long hours landscaping the area with Florida friendly plants to protect and beautify the beach. To show the award was significant, it included a $200 cash prize. The lengthy whitewash from the R.S.P.O.A. president glossed over the devastation and accepted no responsibility for the matter. After listening to them justifying the mowing and cutting at their last meeting, I polled the P.O.A. Board members and found that no one was a Master Gardener. There are several on the Beach Committee. The Board also complained that the head of the Beach Committee was gone during the summer, so they had no one to consult, when a few people complained that they couldnt see the water. Several Master Gardeners on the committee were here all summer and would have been glad to share their expertise. The R.S.P.O.A. Presidents idea to hire an outside expert to develop a -month maintenance plan is a waste of money. We have more expertise in the Master Gardeners who live in Rainbow Springs than any one outside expert. If a master plan is necessary, residents can draw up the best possible specifications, at no cost! Speaking of cost, you might want to check out another November agenda item. The P.O.A. Board intends to spend $7,000 on security cameras at the beach with no one watching the monitors. If there are incidents, the records will be reviewed a day or two later. Why bother after the fact? If you are tired of the tyranny of the few, give your annual meeting proxy to Penny Fyrogennis, 489-4526, or Joan Duggens, 489-1865, and well try to make a difference. Dan Techentin Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 5 Famous Golf, Burger & Beer 0009Y14 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon Limit one coupon per group. Expires 11/30/11 Before noon $ 40 00 + tax $ 35 00 + tax After noon or only 0009Z2B Butler Multi Services LLC 352.465.1431 / Fax: 352.489.7033 UPS / COPY / FAXING NOTARY / SECRETARIAL WESTERN UNION BUSINESS CARDS & Party Supplies Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 769453 NOW OPEN Citrus Memorial Rehab Center Physical & Aquatic Therapy & Sports Medicine Citrus Memorial is Citrus Countys Premiere Provider in Citrus Springs 10511 N. Florida Ave. 352-897-4833 OPEN HOUSE Dec. 8 th 2-4 PM Food, Door Prizes, Gifts for first 50 guests. For Locations and Rehab information: 344-6573 or visit citrusmh.com 0 0 0 9 S R S 0009UE7 Says Thanks to our faithful subscribers Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOU COULD WIN! FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY TO ENTER: Fill out this form, mail or bring to 20441 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Anytime before Noon on December 16. $ 2 5 $ 25 $25.00 GIFT CARD to Answers on page 7 LETTERS continued from page 4


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 meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17. The public is welcome. The Legion will offer a free Christmas dinner for the public from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25.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 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. 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. 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. roof over the basketball court. The new facility will replace the clubs current building, which consists of a modular unit across from Ernie Mills Park in the downtown area. However, the grant funding can only be used on construction of the facility and will not cover the cost of furnishing the building. The City Council, however, addressed its concerns with the facilitys proposed structure, a metal building that would be built to meet todays hurricane standards. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger and Councilman Dennis Evans said during conversations with James, they were under the impression the facility would be a hardened structure, available for use during an emergency. James explained the funds they have available wouldnt cover the cost of hardening the entire facility. Its not what we discussed, she said. The building needs to be hardened, theres no safe building in this town. It seems to make sense to me; there are a lot of kids that need to be sheltered there. James stressed again that the grant to cover the construction as well as engineering costs would not allow the organization to build a hardened facility. We dont have the money, he said. However, if you all have some money you want to contribute, we can do whatever you want us to do with the building. Fleeger then promised shed make some calls. Ill get back to you, she told James. City officials also asked James if there would be a possibility of establishing a sewer line and running fiber down a road to be constructed so they would not have to tear up a road after the fact. City officials, who originally offered a service package worth $144,500 over 10 years or the equivalent of $14,450 per year, will keep their promise, City Manager Lisa Algiere said. As part of the package, the city will: Waive sewer and water connection fees for the new structure. ($20,000 or more). Waive the 25 percent surcharge on utility fees outside the city, as well as the amount over the base minimum. This would be approximately $4,000 per year for 10 years. Provide garbage and waste collection. This would be approximately $3,450 per year for 10 years. 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Construction is under way and is expected to last up to 60 days, said Jim Couillard, landscape architect with Marion County Parks and Recreation. The improvements to the tubers exit will feature a 12-foot wide, universally accessible ramp, which will provide entry and exit into the Rainbow River for paddle crafts and tubers. According to plans, the ramp will have a gradual slope of 1 to 12 feet and will extend into the river at least 15 to 20 feet, Couillard said. There are also plans for some landscaping to help beautify the area that the city of Dunnellon will help fund, he explained. The project is being paid for with a Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) grant awarded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Overall, the grant totaled $300,000 and was used to renovate the parking lot and the runoff of limestone into the river. From what it was last year to what its going to be in the next 50 days is going to be phenomenal, Couillard said. For public safety, the access area will be closed to visitors during construction. The main parking area and San Jose Boulevard parking area will remain open, however, allowing visitors to access all other park areas. Access to the Rainbow River is available at the Dunnellon boat ramp U.S. 41, adjacent to City Hall, and at KP Hole Park at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road. Please use one or the other, Coulliard stressed. Once they get going, its going to be too dangerous, too busy for people to be there seeing whats going on. For more information, call Marion County Parks and Recreation at 6718560. Renovation of tubers exit should last 60 days JEFF BRYAN Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS 000A05C Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Sun 12-8pm 19773 E. 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spoke about it, I just started making some phone calls. Within a week, Bowne had lined up a choir to sing, gotten donations of Christmas lights, businesses to supply snack and drinks and, of course, make sure Santa Claus could take time to greet children and get any lastminute wish list items from them. The Rev. Eddie Fulford from First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will deliver the invocation and Dr. Abraham Robinson, pastor of New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will do the Benediction after the ceremony. The Dunnellon Community Choir will sing carols and such. Maxine Thomas, a former city employee at the Dunnellon Police Department, was one of the first persons Bowne called. They are just amazing, they are just awesome, Bowne said of the Dunnellon Community Choir. Carmellas Restaurant will offer hot chocolate and cookies and Simply Seafood will give samples of clam chowder to those in attendance. Walmart donated lights for trees while city employees Anthony Santacross made a tree topper and Dan Adams donated additional lights for the gazebo. Bowne said the city is seeking contributions from families and children to bring additional ornaments, whether its store bought or homemade, for the Christmas tree. Several local daycares have already agreed to make ornaments or decorations for the event in which a separate time will be set aside for youths to place their additions on the tree. I think we really got the word out about the event, Bowne said. This was to get the community involved and get them actively involved. are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Santa arriving each night at 7. Cost of admission into the park is $1 for adults and children 5 and older; any child 5 and younger is free. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at the Santa House each evening by Friends of Rainbow Springs Volunteers. Digital souvenir photos can be purchased for a cost of $2 each. Parents are welcome to take their own photos in limited numbers. Well-behaved pets are welcome each night, but please wait until the lines are shorter if you plan to have your photo taken with Santa. The children love it, they just love it, Booth explained. We have so many lights, some have compared us to Silver Springs. Like I said, we couldnt ask for a better group of volunteers. And Santa and Mrs. Claus are wonderful, theyre just fantastic too. They make such a good couple. I cannot express enough words, how excited everybody is. Im hoping the weather holds out. Be sure to stop by the Felburn Pavilion where there will be plenty of entertainment and free cider provided. The Friends of Rainbow Springs Gift shop will be open for your holiday shopping enjoyment. Storytelling can be found in the Gingerbread House, as well as an extravaganza of lights and food concessions will be open. This year, the Lights Only event, will be Dec. 26 and 27. Times for the event are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fees for this special event are the same as Santa over the Rainbow; however, annual passes will not be honored. The volunteers go running out every night checking the lights, Im surprised that we havent blacked out the town, Booth explained. Every year we get more and more lights. Its like when everyone gets here, they get into this magical mood. Your whole life changes when you see all of these lights, everything just changes. Its just breath taking. Pack up the family and make sure to stop by this event, but dont forget to bring your wish list for Santa. For more information, call 352-465-8555. Riverland News Editor Jeff Bryan contributed to this report. Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 7 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 0009Y3J 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? 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Friends of the Library to host Christmas sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a Christmas Gift Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, to Wednesday, Dec. 21, at The Friends Book Store inside the library at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. All hard cover books, all categories are 50 cents each. All paperbacks large and small are 50 cents each or three for $1. A bag of books (staff selections) are $3 each. All proceeds benefit your Dunnellon Public Library For more information, call 438-2520. Club schedules December eventsThe Womans Club of Dunnellon has scheduled a series of events throughout December. At noon Thursday, Dec. 8, the club will have its general meeting/Christmas celebration pot luck luncheon. The donation for the month is the Dunnellon Police Departments Christmas Project for Needy Children. Items needed include: Hats, mittens/gloves, scarves and blankets for children 5 and younger as well as twin size for older children. Donation money is always welcome. The Womens Club will have its annual Christmas Chinese Auction at this meeting. At 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, the club will have its Christmas Holiday Brunch fundraiser. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call Pat McJunkin at 489-6708 or Betty Mello at 352-5474273. At 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the club will have its Christmas Cookie Exchange. Each lady brings six dozen cookies, wrapped in individual packets of one-dozen. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782. 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. Dunnellon Elementary School kindergarteners traveled Thursday, Dec. 1, to the Ocala Civic Theater to enjoy a giant puppet show of Peter Rabbit. The children laughed and danced along as they learned the tale of a naughty rabbit, who broke his mom's rules and got trapped in Farmer McGregor's garden. For some students, this was their first ride on a school bus and they were extremely excited. "Oohs" and "Aahs" filled the buses as they rode past the giant Christmas tree and towering ferris wheel in the Ocala Square. Many students expressed it was the "best day of (their) entire life!" Ishana Maharaj and Savannah Perez Pantoja have been added to the sunshine wall of fame. Congratulations! Our wall is filling up as new readers are added. And some of the ones already there are being moved for the number of Sunshine books they have read!! Keep up the good work DES! Our holiday concerts were this week; thanks to Ms. Bonnie Litterine for all her hard work preparing the students. Many hours of rehearsals went into this event. 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Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 9 Romeo Elementary students finishing Benchmark testing R omeo Elementary School students in grades three through five are finishing Benchmark testing this week and results should be available by the middle of next week for parents to review with teachers. Results of this assessment show parents the strengths and weaknesses of their child in reading and math. Fifth-grade students are also tested in science. With interim reports already posted, it is a great time to schedule a conference to monitor your childs progress. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Romeo Media Center, Mr. Rob Sellvaggi, from Scientific Learning, will present information about the Fast For Word program. This is a specialized program that helps train the brain to use the most effective lobes in an effort to increase learning. Select students at Romeo are now using the program, and many more will be offered the opportunity in January. We invite all interested parents to join us for this presentation. Fifth-grade students will present a holiday concert under the direction of music teacher Sondra Collins Thursday, Dec. 15. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Romeo cafeteria. However, at 5:45 grade levels will take to the stage to offer singing entertainment prior to the main performance. We hope that you will join us for this evening of festive celebration. The concert is free for your enjoyment! Friday, Dec. 16, will be an early-release day and will begin our winter break. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal DMS students will receive interium reports Friday D unnellon Middle School will distribute Interim Reports Friday, Dec. 9, as well as a copy of our December/January DMS Newsletter and calendar. The Dunnellon Middle School Band and Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Noell, have a full calendar during the month of December. On Saturday, Dec. 10, the DMS Band will march in the Ocala Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Please come out and enjoy the lovely seasonal music and holiday cheer. The DMS Chorus and Band are next up on the calendar as they perform its annual Winter Concerts this year. The DMS Chorus will treat the audience first as they perform their holiday vocals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Auditorium. The DMS Band will provide us with their holiday musical selections at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Auditorium. Both performances are free to the public and we invite you to come join us and enjoy the holiday musical contribution of our very talented young people. The final entry on our bands busy December calendar is the Dunnellon Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Dunnellon. We are looking forward to this annual holiday treat guaranteed to lift the spirits. We would like to express our thanks to these young performers and their families for the time they have dedicated to practice to hone their musical talents for our enjoyment. Thank you. We would also like to take a moment and share with you the special factfilled educational experience: Mrs. Marcums Health Occupations classes, during the end of November, enjoyed several outside speakers, who gave presentations to expand students understanding of how our bodies function. The first speaker was from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. He discussed the necessity of blood with the presentation including the five points of life and the importance of blood and blood donations within the community. DMS Health students were given a hands-on demonstration and were challenged to create the human blood cell out of Playdough. The presentation ended with a Q&A period with rewards given to the students. The second speaker to address our DMS Health class students was from the Marion County Health Department. The presentation explained the known dangers of using tobacco and tobacco products. The first hands-on demonstration, using straws, illustrated how small or restricted blood vessels become when a person smokes versus a non-smoker. The second hands-on demonstration involved the inflation of pig lungs, one healthy and one lung that had been injected with chemicals from tobacco. The demonstration allowed students to examine, and literally see the difference in lung function as they pumped air into the pig lungs. Finally, the speaker from the Health Department discussed how cigarette and tobacco companies target kids with advertising by using colorful packaging, brightly lighted displays at gas stations, and in some magazines. Students learned about some of the known health diseases and risks from smoking: Cancer, COPD, Emphysema, and finally, surgery to remove the jaw of a person who has dipped tobacco. These two speakers provided life lessons to our health students so they may make informed choices about their health now and in their future lives. Thank you to Mrs. Marcum for coordinating these excellent speakers and for the important community messages they delivered to DMS Health Occupation students. Dunnellon Middle School has a new organization, The DMS Tree Council. The purpose of the Tree Council is to promote interest in learning about trees and their many benefits to our community and environment. Founded by President Dustin Morgan, the Tree Councils goal is to beautify the Dunnellon Middle School campus and the community by planting trees, shrubs and flowers to improve the quality of life for members of our community. The trees we are planting will provide shade, produce oxygen, beautify the landscape, and provide shelter for wildlife. President Dustin Morgan and Council members Joshua White and Gregory Stein have completed the Tree Councils first improvement project at DMS by planting 35 Royal Garden variety bulbs in the Memorial Garden of the DMS Courtyard. We are awaiting the arrival of 10 flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation, which will be planted on campus in the spring. Community support for the new DMS Tree Council is encouraged. For a small donation, the DMS Tree Council will plant a tree at your home, business or community center. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Mrs. Cooper to becoming the advisor for this new club. If you would like more information, call Mrs. Cooper, council advisor, at 465-6720. Other activities going on we would like to let you know about are: Monday, Dec. 12 Percussion Band Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Yearbook Committee Meeting, 3:50 to 5:30 p.m.; Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 Early Release Day, 1:40 p.m. PRINCIPALS OFFICE PRINCIPALS OFFICE Dunnellon Christian Academy kicks off Christmas program season ABOVE: Dunnellon Christian Academy students Nicholas Hansen as Joseph; Karlene Baker as Mary; and Addison Schweers as an Angel perform during the schools annual Christmas program for K-3 through Kindergarten students. RIGHT: Aden Permar as an Angel stands as Dawn Stephens, K3 teacher in background, reads the story of Jesus birth. BELOW: Eli Nelson, Kayle Baker, Carlee Jane Hytovick and Kayla Fahey sing during the students performance. Dunnellon 4H Club hosts inaugural Photo Expo Dunnellon 4H club had its first Photo Expo Thursday, Dec. 1. In October, members attended a photo workshop at Rainbow Springs. Marybeth Nayfield, a photographer, taught members different techniques that photographers use when taking pictures. They were then set free in the park to experiment with some of the skills they had just learned. 4-H Leader Lou Hartigan came up with the idea of having a Photo Expo to showcase the students pieces. I thought this would be a great opportunity for the members to get feedback on their photographs and get them ready for the Southeastern Youth Fair, Hartigan said, noting the Southeastern Youth Fair takes place in February. I was really excited to see their work and we had 35 entries. Nayfield returned to the school and judged the students pieces. She was impressed with their composition and techniques. She judged them in four areas: Technical, Impact, Composition and Originality. Four points were given in each area with two students receiving a perfect score. The photographs will be on display in the Media Center at Dunnellon Elementary through Friday, Dec. 9. Results are as followed: Best of Show: Rosie Bailey, Junior Division; and Rylie Nonnemacher, Senior Division. Clover Bud Division: Tawanie Dellaria and Madilyn Sereda. Junior Division: Rosie Bailey, first place; Mason Sereda, second place; and Rosie Bailey, third place. Intermediate Division: Daniel Spence, first place, and Hannah Chung, second place. Senior Division: Rylie Nonnemacher, first place; Caitlyn Dunning, second place; and Serenity Skillman, third place. Up and Coming Artist: Maggie Barde, Kelley Stump and Andrew Mills. Special to the Riverland NewsSome of the winners of 4-H Photo Expo, front row from left, are: Andrew Mills, Tawanie Dellaria, Madilyn Sereda and Megan Sereda; back row, Maggie Barde, Kelley Stump and Rosie Bailey. Special to the Riverland News EDUCATION NEWS Stormwater education grants availablePublic 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 352-671-8686. 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. United Way has volunteer activitiesOCALA United Way of Marion Countys will offer one monthly volunteer activity for middle school students now through April 2012. Middle School students (grades 6 to 8) are able to participate. To sign up your school, classroom, student council or club, contact Chris Cotter at the United Way at 352-7329696 or ccotter@uwmc. org. Jane Ashman DMS Principal Photos by Terri Williams, For the Riverland News


Joyce Audrey Richards, 71Joyce Audrey Richards passed away in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. She was 71 years old. Joyce was born in Joliet, Ill., on Oct. 15, 1940. Joyce worked as a Department of Defense civil service employee, Circle K manager, and Levy County School District bus driver. She retired from the school district in June of 2009. She enjoyed working with children. She was involved in Girl Scouts and was a Reading Mentor at Yankeetown School. Joyce will be remembered, along with her mother Audrey, as one of the volunteer leaders for the construction of the gymnasium at the Yankeetown School. Joyce was predeceased in death by her parents, Carlos Neal Richards and Audrey Mills Richards. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Gardner and Kathy Surges; daughter, Penny Fewell; son-inlaw, Jeff Fewell; and three grandsons, Nick, Chris, and Brandon. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family. A memorial service will take place at Parsons Memorial Church, 5850 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown, Florida on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. In Joyces memory, donations can be made to the Yankeetown School Library, 4500 Hwy 40 W., Yankeetown, FL 34498 or made to Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5850 Riverside Dr., Yankeetown, FL 34498. A. Brigid Early, 94A. Brigid Early, 94, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Chippewa Manor Retirement Center while under the care of St. Josephs Hospice. She was born March 6, 1917 in New Richmond, Wisconsin to Maude (Hogan) and Joseph Early. Following high school, Brigid attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education. She later earned her Masters Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She taught school in Minnesota and Florida until her retirement in 1979. During her retirement, Brigid was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Dunnellon, where she served as a Eucharistic minister for their Ministry of the Sick. She also volunteered her time and teaching skills at the schools in Dunnellon. She and her best friend, Lois, moved to Chippewa Falls in 2010 to be near family. Survivors include her best friend of 58 years, Lois Weatherbie; nieces and nephews, Mary (Allen) Holle of Chippewa Falls, Patrick Kearns of Peachtree, Ga., Maureen (Mike) Bartel of Silverthorne, Colo., Mark (Rita) Kearns of New Richmond, Wis., Joan Van Oosterhout of Camas, Washington, Joseph (Rebecca) Van Oosterhout of Marquette, Mich.; Marie (Gary) Barnes of Ladson, S.C.; many great-nieces and nephews; many great-great-nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert (in infancy), Joseph (Kay) Early, Mary Leah (Tom) Van Oosterhout, Eleanor (Walter) Kearns; niece, Jean Kearns; and nephews, Jack Van Oosterhout and Michael Kearns. A Memorial Mass was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at the Chapel of the Resurrection at the Chippewa Manor with Fr. Ed Shuttleworth of St. Charles Borromeo, Chippewa Falls, officiating. Spring interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Brigids honor may be designated to St. Josephs Hospice or to the charity of the donors choice. The family wishes to thank the many wonderful caregivers of St. Josephs Hospice. Their kindness and compassion gave Brigid and her family so much love and comfort. We will be forever grateful. Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls is serving the family. Visit pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences. Patricia B. Coven, 43Patricia B. Coven 43, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at home. Survivors include her husband, Francis; son, Kyle Coven; parents, Robert and Patricia Guyon; brothers, Robert Guyon Jr., Thomas Guyon; sisters, Caroline and James Smith, Kelly and Robert Chervenack Jr., Dawn and Ray Glynn; 7 nieces and 7 nephews. A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. at her parents home, 5341 S.W. 57th St., Davie, FL. 33314. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 0009XX7 In Under An Hour Your Door Our Glass Perrys Custom Glass & Doors $100 OFF (1) 22x64 or larger Standard leaded glass selections No Rot Door Units Door Slab Replacements Tub/Shower Door Glass Blinds Between The Glass 2780 N. Florida Ave. (Hernando Plaza) Hernando, FL 1-866-726-6125 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 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 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 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 7525 S. 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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 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 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 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 0009XGB 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 . . 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At 6 p.m. that night, the church will show a family movie. The childrens Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. The traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. There will be a Celebration Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Christmas day. There will not be an evening service Dec. 25. The church is at 2872 W. Dunnellon Road (County Road 488) across the road from Nichols Lumber. For more information, call 4898455. Lutheran Church to host candlelight servicesJoy Lutheran Church will host two Christmas Eve candlelight services Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 and 10 p.m. The Rev. Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor, will preside and preach the Christmas message. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the first service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the second service. Communion will be served at both services. The Christmas Day worship service will be at 10 a.m. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call 352-8544509 ext 221. Church of the Advent slates holiday servicesEpiscopal Church of the Advent will host Christmas services on the following days: Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Family Service, Holy Eucharist. Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. Solemn High Candlelight Mass. Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. New Years Day Sunday Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484, Dunnellon, 1.2 Miles west of State Road 200. For more information, call 352-465-7272.


R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 11 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Nov. 27 Congratulations: Brian Carney had game scores of 267, 267 and 279 for an 813 series in the November 23rd Wednesday Night Mens league. Also, Eric Glowacki had a 299 game for the second time this season in the Mens league. Bob Mannella shot a 290 game during the SunCoast Seniors league Nov. 22 by rolling 11 strikes in a row. Thursday Night 12-Week League: The league meeting of the Holder Hotshots will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Bowling will begin Dec. 22. The teams are fourpersons, all men, all women or mixed. Call Peggy Nevels, secretary, at 4650757 to pre-register, either as a team or individually. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Bryan Craig 286; Matt OBrien 279; Raul Rosales 771; Mark Smith 762; Anna Dooley 264, 726; Debbie Smith 258; Bridget Foley 731. Scratch: Eric Glowacki 277; Matt OBrien 268, 691; Mark Smith 747; Dorine Fugere 236, 649; K.C. Cridland 235, 638. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Lou Metcalfe 271; Bob Swarm 255; Jim Isnor 705; Peck Noland 685; Patricia Metcalfe 245; Jan Miller 240, 654; Lorraine Guay 658. Scratch: Lou Metcalfe 243, 572; Bob Swarm 233, 568; Jan Miller 184, 486; Betty Noland 182; Wanda Schroeder 502. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Bob Mannella 330, 752; Jack Connell 273, 717; Helen Simonson 245, 646; Wanda Klik 240; Lynda Morgan 651. Scratch: Bob Mannella 290, 632; Frank Reesby 247, 643; Wanda Klik 180, 457; Barb Steffen 168, 487; Pat Combs 168. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Melissa Simmons 270, 716; Carol McHale 257, 703. Scratch: Melissa Simmons 212, 542; Myla Wexler 192; Lisa Morgan 500. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Eric Glowacki 317; Larry Nevels 312; Brian Carney 852; Jay Rizzo 806. Scratch: Eric Glowacki 299; Brian Carney 279, 813; Joe Brooks 279; Sean Fugere 737. Bowlers Of The Week: Bridget Foley, 104 pins over her average, and Bryan Craig and Brian Carney, 168 pins over their averages. League scores for the week ending Nov. 20 Monday Night Special: Handicap: Matt OBrien 271, 729; Brendan Dooley 270; Mike Dudziak 703; Melissa Burgoyne 280, 738; Judy Timmons 264; Dorine Fugere 724. Scratch: Matt OBrien 258, 690; Wes Foley 249; Phil Ciquera 664; Dorine Fugere 233, 673; Judy Timmons 264; Lori Ciquera 596. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Clarence Pelkie 261, 682; Peck Noland 242, 678; Lucy Smallwood 240, 643; Linda Sprague 237; Bonnie Bishop 641. Scratch: Larry Kirk 213, 597; Emile Guay 208; Bob Swarm 574; Linda Sprague 182; Lucy Smallwood 178; Wanda Schroeder 464; Betty Noland 457. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Reesby 262; Jack Connell 256, 682; Art Trebon 669; Marylou Halovich 251; Joyce Cusimano 249, 701; Pat Combs 659. Scratch: Frank Reesby 237, 535; Jerry Ness 215, 614; Marylou Halovich 194, 466; Barb Steffen 175; Pat Combs 485. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Pat Ouellette 264, 728; Peg Hess 262, 707. Scratch: Myla Wexler 199, 526; Pat Ouellette 191, 509. Late Starters: Handicap: Ron Gable 248, 669; Bob Biggs 230; Art Trebon 626; Millie George 233; Helen Herr 231; Ruth Ann Radford 647; Kathy Hession 237. Scratch: Bob Biggs 205, 548; John Marcucci 190; Ron Gable 190; Frank Reesby 512; Millie George 194; Kathy Hession 178, 508; Rosemarie Marcucci 491. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Bobby Finch 301; Tim Lawrence 297, 790; Eric Glowacki 297; Richie Adams 757. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 297, 790; Eric Glowacki 278; David Black 658. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Liz Huxley 246; Dianna Kirk 236; Carolyn Woodward 661; Terry Moorbeck 659. Scratch: Liz Huxley 214, 538; Jane Terrell 192, 502. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Bob Craver 263, 736; Alan Murray 253; Rocky Sincore 635; Debbie Littlefield 235; Mary Ellen Craver 231, 685; Mary Jo Johnson 672. Scratch: Alan Murray 210; Bob Craver 195, 523; Rocky Sincore 515; Barb McNally 188, 488; Laura Bonadonna 164, 424; Mary Ellen Craver 424. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Eddie Corbitt 282, 742; Frank Papa 571; Norm Wiest 708; Tammy McLain 255, 704; Jen Simmons 255; Betty Joyce 252; Betty Rauch 703. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 253, 655; Jim Van Gilder 217; Chuck Hindbaugh 550; Betty Rauch 170, 460; Kathy Calcagni 166; Diane Mauck 456. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Gordon Fay 286; Ives Chavez 281, 800; Marc Grasso 782; Susan Jones 286, 765; Debbie Mills 277, 806; Carolyn Woodward 765. Scratch: Marc Grasso 242, 695; John Saltmarsh 239, 666; Myla Wexler 187, 506; Debbie Mills 186, 533. Bowlers of the Week: Mary Jo Johnson, 120 pins over her average, and Bob Craver, 160 pins over his average. Matthew Franz Wrestling A first-year wrestler, Matthew Franz went 6-0 this week. He went 20 at North Marion Tri-meet Wednesday and posted a perfect 4-0 record Saturday at the Belleview Tournament. David Roberto, Boys Basketball Davie Robert had 13 points against West Port, 11 points against North Marion and 3 points against Tavares for the Tigers, hitting six 3point shots in the three games for the basketball team, which lost all three contests. The Tigers fell to West Port, 48-37; North Marion, 46-45; and Tavares, 59-26. Dunnellon is 2-5 overall and 0-1 in District 5A-7. David Roberto Matthew Franz Mat madness BELLEVIEW At the last minute Friday, Dec. 2, the Dunnellon High School wrestling team decided to compete in the Belleview Duals against the likes of Belleview, Admiral Farragut Academy, Lake Weir and Crystal River. The DHS varsity wrestling team has five returning wrestlers, one of which was injured. Michael Roberson suffered a severe knee injury in a practice and might not be able to return to wrestling this year. Coming to the meets is going to be torture, Roberson said. Dunnellon is led by tri-captain's senior A.J. Basso and juniors Alex Gonzalez and Jonathan Padilla. The Tigers other experienced grapplers are Basso, Gonzalez, Padilla and Brent Quimby. With some wrestlers only having a week of practice, this meet was mostly to give the new guys experience. Were young, inexperienced and as the year goes on well get better, said said Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris, whose team posted a 1-3 record at the Belleview Tournament. The Tigers lone victory came against Admiral Farragut Academy, 54-30. Dunnellon lost to Belleview, 54-30; Lake Weir, 53-19; and Crystal River, 54-30. We need more mat time and well get better, Farris added, noting this is the first year the Tigers don't have a fouror three-year wrestler on the squad in his six seasons as head coach. Our wrestling team is young. Our wrestling team is made up of firstand second-year wrestlers. Michael Beach, who competes at 106 pounds, had a successful night. Beach had one match against a girl in which Tigers soccer team drops three games The Dunnellon High School boys soccer team has had some tough competition in the past week. Traveling more than an hour on a bus Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Tigers played Palatka, losing 8-0. The score would have been much worse if it wasnt for Dunnellons strong defense and the strong play of the Tigers goalkeeper Matthew Deming, who made more than 20 saves. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the boys played Belleview and lost 6-0. Dunnellon allowed two first-half goals before the Rattlers offense struck in the second half. On Friday, Dec. 2, the Tigers played at Newberry, falling 4-0. Dunnellon almost scored on a corner kick when Matthew Landsbach passed it to Bobby Langley, who just missed the back of the net. Toward the end of the game Matthew Deming was switched out in goal in favor of Bobby Langley. Deming moved to striker and had a breakaway and almost scored. The Tigers played Tuesday against Lake Weir and against West Port Wednesday. Results were not available at press time. Dunnellon plays at 6 p.m. today at home against Gainesville Eastside. The Tigers will also play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against North Marion. DHS WRESTLING AT A GLANCEROSTER: Michael Beach, 106; Brent Quimby, 113; Jordan Morgan, 120; Jonathan Padilla, 126; Dustin Molina, 138; Joshua Lange, 145; Josh Tricomi, 152; Cordell Carnecchia, 160; A.J. Basso, 170; Matthew Franz, 182; Alex Gonzalez, 195; and Josh Packard, 220. SEASON OUTLOOK: We need more mat time and well get better, Farris added, noting this is the first year the Tigers don't have a fouror three-year wrestler on the squad in his six seasons as head coach. Our wrestling team is young. Our wrestling team is made up of firstand second-year wrestlers. VARSITY SCHEDULE: Harmony Tournament, Dec. 16 to 17; Dunnellon Tri-Meet, Jan. 4; Belleview Tournament II, Jan. 6; Marion County Championships, Jan. 16; Trinity Catholic TriMeet, Jan. 18; Citrus Invitational, Jan. 21; The Villages Invitational, Jan. 28; District 1A-8 Championships at Fivay High School, Feb. 4; Region 1A-2 Championships at Tenoroc High School, Feb. 10 to 11; Class 1A State Wrestling Championships at Lakeland Civic Center, Feb. 17 to 18. 0009Y3G 11943 N. Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-9103 Mon.-Sat. 8:30 7:30pm Sun. 11-6:30pm We Cater Parties B uy One Su b B b GET 2 nd SUB 50% OFF with purchase of 2 drinks Great Family Dinner Specials 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 DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GAETANOS SUBS Tiger grapplers tussling with youth as season in full swing JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBrenty Quimby, top, and Jonathan Padilla work on their wrestling skills during a recent practice. The two grapplers are both key returners for the Tigers this season in which the team is 3-3 overall. Dunnellon will compete at the Harmony Tournament Dec. 16 and 17 before taking an extended break from competition during the schools Christmas vacation. LIZ WOODWARD For the Riverland News LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News DHS aims to rebound vs. Gainesville Eastside Lady Tigers drop pair of games, fall to 1-5 Youth continues to be a factor for the Dunnellon High School girls basketball team as the Lady Tigers dropped two more games last Thursday and Friday. Dunnellon, which has lost three straight, fell to Hernando, 44-35, and to Tavares, 56-23, both District 5A-7 contests. The Lady Tigers are 1-5 overall and 0-3 in District 5A-7, having lost to Crystal River, 53-42, in their district opener Monday, Nov. 27. Tanika Jackson finished with a team-high 14 points, while adding six steals and five rebounds against the Leopards. Against Tavares, Natalie Cote lead the Lady Tigers with 10 points, eight steals and five rebounds. We just need to put four quarters together without any mental lapses, Dunnellon coach Melissa Mosby said. Dunnellon, which has just one senior and one junior, was plagued earlier in the season by defense. However, Mosby said, that has steadily improved since the Lady Tigers season opener. Were getting better defensively, Mosby explained. Earlier this year, wed just leave the lane wide open for the opponent to drive through. Still, its the little things such as turnovers, foul problems and lack of execution that have proven to be a problem in games so far. We just have to mature quickly, Mosby said. Thats going to be key for us. If we can mature quickly, we can do well. Dunnellon played Tuesday night against Eustis. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play at 6 p.m. Thursday at home against Crystal River and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Nature Coast Technical in Brooksville. See MAT page 12 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellons Natalie Cote goes up for a shot against Lecanto in a game earlier this season. Cote scored 10 points against Tavares.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News


he was victorious. Overall, he posted a 4-0 mark in the tournament. Having to wrestle a girl is what I fear most going into a match, Beach explained. I was raised not to try and physically harm a woman. Brent Quimby, 113 pounds, won his first two matches against Belleview and Admiral Farragut. In the 120-pound weight division, Jordan Morgan won against Farragut and only joined wrestling because his mother forced me. I found out I was really good and I liked it, he said. In the 126-pound weight class, Jonathan Padilla had a rough night caused by the lingering sting of an early defeat. Losing a match messes with your head, Padilla said. It makes you want to see if this (wresting) is for you. Its a tough sport. In the 138-pound division, Dustin Molina had about five days of practice. I felt ill prepared because it (the meet) was last minute. Molina said. Ive only been practicing for about a week because of football. Though he had little preparation, Molina still won his second match of the night. Several of the wrestlers got a late start due to football. Cordell Carnecchia, at 160 pounds, went to his first tournament and fell short. Conditioning and getting out there with other people is a challenge, Carnecchia said. Alexander Gonzalez, a team captain, lost one of his early matches but came back to win his other three matches. I felt extremely pressured to win Gonzalez said. Since I lost my last match, I had to prove myself to show I was worthy of being a captain and I did it. Joshua Packard, who normally competes in the 220-pound weight class, wrestled in the heavyweight division Friday. He engaged in a long, exhausting match against Admiral Farragut, but came out on the losing end. By the end of the match I pushed myself as far as I could, Packard said. 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Members had to choose a partner and their handicaps had to be within 10 strokes of each other. Nine holes were played as better ball of the two; nine holes were played as alternate shots; nine holes were played as a scramble and nine holes wee played as total of both scores. Flight A: First low gross, P. Sorenson/B. Stroble, 218; First low net, T. Bulson/M.A. Pletcher, 168; Second low net (tie), T. Herbert/K. Aufderheide, 178 and Mj.J. Strecec/K. Mikulik, 178. Flight B: First low gross, P. Wiesen/J. Botzenhart, 231; First Low Net, C. Oman/A. Carey, 175; Second Low Net, S. Harris/K. Hopkins, 180. Birdies: K. Mikuilik; T. Herbert, hole No. 8. M A T continued from page 11


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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. 2012 is a month away, but the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Awards Banquet in January 2012. Nominees are sought in the following categories: Community Service Award is to recognize one or more persons who provide outstanding community service for the benefit of the local community.. Community Youth Service This award is given to any youth organization that performs outstanding community service for the benefit of the local community. Making a Difference This award recognizes the contributions that one or more persons have made to improve the overall well being of the community. And it acknowledges and celebrates community spirit and good will. Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Community Ambassador Award is to recognize someone who has been a faithful representative of the Dunnellon area over a long period of time. Business Beautification This award is presented annually to a business member that has done an outstanding job of beautifying the Dunnellon area through the rough construction of a new building or remodeling of an existing structure. Service Above Self Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader This award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. 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The Dunnellon Police Department will host the first Cops for Kids program Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Walmart. This program is similar to the trademark Shop with a Cop program. This is the inaugural year, the Dunnellon Police Department will host the program, Cpl. Carolina Rolfes said. We are looking forward to it becoming an ongoing success with the help of our community, she said, explaining children from throughout and around the city of Dunnellon have been chosen based on specific criteria to participate in this program. This program will give the children of our community a chance to celebrate the holidays when they may not have any other opportunity, due to financial hardships or economic circumstances, Cpl. Rolfes said. During this program, she explained, the children will have a meal provided by Gruffs and they will receive a gift card, which is provided by businesses and residents in the community. A specific amount of money will be given to purchase gifts for their family members and one for themselves, Cpl. Rolfes said. The gifts purchased by the children will be wrapped by volunteers of the Cross at the River Cowboy Church and sent home with the children. Each child will then be given a holiday meal provided by Sweet Bay to take home with them so their family can enjoy a wonderful holiday meal. The children will be paired with a police officer or staff member of the Dunnellon Police Department. The employees will escort the children around the store and help them select gifts for their family and more importantly for themselves, Cpl. Rolfes explained. The employee will provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the children throughout their shopping experience. By supporting this program you will be able to aid in the goals we have set forth for Cops for Kids, she explained. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 SAR001542 6% SELLER PAID CLOSING COST ON YOUR LAND OR OURS! 550 BEACON & UP EASY QUALIFYING TRADE-INS WELCOME!GOOD CREDIT! NO CREDIT! BAD CREDIT! Packages available in Marion, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Pasco, Polk, Alachua, Putnam, Sumter, HernandoJacobsen Modular Homes on Land 2, 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM, 900-3000 SQ. FT., 1-10 ACRESREADY TO MOVE IN LOWER INSURANCE RA TES WITH MODULAR HOMES OVER MOBILE HOMES 4BR PLAN AS L OW AS $ 595 /MO. OCALA CUSTOM HOMES6095 S. PINE AVE. OCALA, FL 34480 888-546-4707 WITH L AND www.customhomectr.com customhomesocala@earthlink.net /MO.WITH LAND3BR PLAN AS LOW AS $ 495 WITH LAND 260-1208 RIVDearmond, Jack W. 2011-CP-917 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-917 (F) Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JACK W. DEARMOND Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JACK W. DEARMOND, deceased, whose date of death was April 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 1, 2011 Personal Representative: DORIS DEARMOND 15390 SE 94th Terrace, Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for DORIS DEARMOND 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 December 1 and 8, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Lien Notices 264-1208 RIV12/30 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 12/30/2011, 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. 1GAGG25K081161222 2008 CHEVROLET JTDBT923681206781 2008 TOYOTA WDBHA24G0YA853036 2000 MERCEDES-BENZ Dec. 8, 2011. Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/22/2011, 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. 1G1ND52J72M685227 2002 CHEVROLET 1Y1SK536XRZ083151 1994 CHEVROLET 3N1CB51D96L475263 2006 NISSAN Dec. 8, 2011. 262-1208 RIV 12/20 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/20/2011, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. JT4RN93P2P5086883 1993 TOYOTA Dec. 8, 2011. 261-1208 RIV12/22 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Lien Notices 258-1208 RIV 12/20 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. SaleDate:12/20/11 @ 9AM 2004 CHEV VIN # 2G1WF52E749432460 Dec. 8, 2011. 263-1208 RIV12/31 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 12/31/2011, 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. WVWTH63B23P438083 2003 VOLKSWAGEN Dec. 8, 2011. Lien Notices Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Furniture Dinning Room Set round, glass top/medal w/ 4 padded chairs, bought new $400, barely used asking $250 (352)566-6698 (631)574-7578 Garage/ Yard Sales RAINBOWSPRIN GS DUNNELLON Sat 8a-12p hsehld, furniture 9045 SW 200th Terr Rd Dunnellon Fri & Sat 8-4 Tools,furn,golf table, patio set, dishes, pans, wing back chairs, knick knacks & more 19682 SW 88th Loop DUNNELLON Fri. & Sat. 9a-12N Rio Vista 10860 SW 26th Circle RIVER SPRINGS Fri Sat 8-12p. clothing, nick-nac, books, etc. 9060 SWth 209 Cir Dunnellon General BEAUTIFULBroyhill round coffee table w/drawers $95 (352) 489-1486 Bed Side Camode Brand New Never Used $40. obo (352)465-8938 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 17 Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsArlene, left, and John Untch load up on samples of food from Simply Seafood owner John Galeazzi at Cadence Banks Night of Than ks, an event aimed at thanking its customers for their business. Cayla Calhoun from The Bakery cuts up samples of pizza from The Pizza Joint. Carly Chinners, a sixth-grader at Dunnellon Middle School, gets some homework done prior to the event. Jaclynn Hill, a massage therapist at Electric Beach Salon, gives a customer a brief massage during the event. Brook Bella from Gruffs Tap & Grille hands Linda Bond a plate and fork as she lines up to sample food from the restaurant.


18 Riverland News, Thursday, December 8, 2011 0009YZD MEMBERSHIP DRIVE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Dont Hesitate Offer Ends January 1st 2012 Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club Rainbow Springs is a True Country Club, Not Jus t a Golf Course Enjoy a meal at either of our two restaurants; the Grill Room & Bar for casual dining 7 days a week, or Juliettes Restaurant for fine dining Wed & Friday evenings. Check out our website for menus. F i n e D i n i n g Fine Dining from $12.95 C a s u a l D i n i n g Casual Dining from $3.95 both open to the public Contact us at 352-489-3348 www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com SPECIAL OFFER: $10,000 initiation fee waived for new memberships effective Jan. 1, 2012! Social Memberships Special Price $375 single or family ( new members only) reg. price for single membership $550 yr. reg. price for family membership $650 yr. A Social Member has unlimited use of the newly resurfaced tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center, billiards room, ping-pong room, a large discount on alcoholic beverages and six discounted rounds of golf. There are also many other activities including special member only events, aerobics classes, ceramics painting, dinner dances, karaoke and members only 2 for 1 drinks on Thursday evenings. Two Bridge Leagues & Free WiFi in the Grill Room. Golf Memberships A Joe Lee designed 18 hole championship golf course. Special one year pricing for first time members. Call 352-489-3348 x7413 for details. www.RainbowSpringsGolfandCountryClub.com