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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
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 12-15-2011
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 15, 2011Vol 30 No. 975 cents VISIT US: www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731 E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com WHATS HAPPENING Give Food 4 Kids a helping hand Bob Evans in Ocala on State Road 200 near County Road 484 will donated 15 percent of your bill to Food 4 Kids Inc. today. Pick up a flyer as you enter the restaurant, have your meal, then present the flyer when you pay your bill. Also, Norms Clean Cuts Barber Shop on Bostick Street is collecting donations for Food 4 Kids. The barbershop is also sponsoring Toys for Tots this holiday season. For more information or questions, call Linda at 352-566-8289. DPD to condut DUI checkpoint, saturuation patrolsThe Dunnellon Police Department will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2. Saturation Patrols have been scheduled throughout the city on Dec. 17, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and a DUI Checkpoint has been scheduled for 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the 12100 Block of U.S. 41, both the northbound and southbound lanes. For more information, contact Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez at 465-8510 or email jgonzalez@dunnellonpd.org. 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. Police: Boat sinks in river No one injured in morning incident Law enforcement authorities received a 911 emergency call early Tuesday morning about 3:30 a.m. about a boat sinking in the Withlacoochee River with six people on board. The Dunnellon Police Department dispatched its Marine Unit and upon arriving, found four people on the vessel, which had taken on water. Two others had swam to shore and called for help. The four people stuck aboard the boat were brought to shore by police, where they were given a check up by members of Dunnellon Fire Rescue. Fire officials were then transported to the scene of the sinking boat to check for any hazards and found none. The boat eventually sank. None of those on board the vessel said who was driving and because no one was hurt, no charges were filed, said Lt. Sue Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission were called about the incident. An official with the FWC said those involved would be given a self-report form to file regarding the accident and would have 30 days to complete. If not submitted within those 30 days, the official said, the owner of the vessel would be charged with a misdemeanor. As far as removal of the boat is concerned, the official said, the boat would be checked for any fluids leaking. If there were none, it would fall on the owner of the vessel to hire a company and have it removed at their cost. A late-morning inspection of the capsized vessel showed a gash under the hull where it appeared the boat had hit something; however, during the initial investigation, Lt. Webb, said those on the boat never indicated the vessel had hit anything in the water. Parade ready to roll Event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Charlene Williams is aiming for a Family Tradition style celebration Saturday night as the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade rolls along Chestnut Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. And, shes not talking about a Hank Williams-style Family Tradition. So, she said, leave your rowdy friends at home. The theme for this years parade is Family Tradition, so chosen for this years parade marshals, the Scally family, who are owners and operators of the famous Front Porch Restaurant and Scallys Lube and Go as well as Scallys Towing. They were chosen in honor of their dearly beloved Stan Scally who embraced the family values and traditions that our country was founded upon, Williams said about the family patriarch. Kathleen Cunningham, one of his daughters, said its an honor the family was chosen for the honor. We just appreciate the support of the town, said Kathleen Cunningham, one of Stan Scallys daughters. Weve been here a long time, love the Dunnellon area and the people. We just do what we do, try to make people happy and feed them good food. We try to take care of our obligations, try to make people happy. Family is family and family comes first. We were raised to help other people and thats what live by. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. along Cedar Street and move toward Pennsylvania Avenue, where it will move east toward the Rainbow River. During the parade, all side streets along both streets will be closed. Williams said the parade will last up to an hour, at which time the roads will reopen. She asks for courtesy and patience while the roads are closed for the event. Itll be for a short while, but we just ask that people are aware theyll be closed for a short time for this fabulous event, she explained. Williams said shes excited Santa to bring hot stuff to childrens party Santa Claus is coming to town early, and yes hell be bearing gifts for children in the area as Dunnellon Fire Rescue will host its annual Childrens Christmas Party from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall at 20520 E. Pennsylvania Ave. While the size of the program has changed in the 20 years its been going on; certainly, the mission has not to provide children, who might otherwise go without, presents during the Christmas holiday. I remember when we started, we did it here at the fire station, said Fire Chief Joe Campfield, noting Tri-County RC Club partners with the department to sponsor the event. And it just grew from there; that it was just too much to do it here. For the past seven years, the Dunnellon Bingo Hall has opened its doors to the fire department allowing officials to host the event there. The additional space allows for more children, but also provides for plenty of room for folks to eat and move around when the time comes. Frank King and his staff have helped a lot, Campfield said. They deserve a lot of credit for what they do to make this happen. Campfield also offered praise for residents and businesses in the community who contribute to the cause. This year, Campfield said, they expect JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrittany Landers and her Golden Retriever, Sam, will compete at the Eukanuba National Jr. Obedience Saturday in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Riverland News file photoAddison Schweers, then 2, is greeted by Santa Claus as her mom, Jennifer, attempts to get her daughter to smile at last years Childrens Christmas Party. Teen, her dog to compete at national show When Brittany Landers decided she wanted a dog, she did her research. Her research led her to the decision that a golden retriever was the perfect dog for her. She began leaving little hints for her parents on the refrigerator, on the phone; little reminders and pieces of evidence to show her parents that the golden retriever was, in fact, the perfect dog. Little did she know, she had done enough convincing. One day, Landers mom, Karen, told her that they were going to look at a horse. Landers went, with riding gear on just in case a test drive would be in order, to the farm with her parents. When they got out of the car, Landers saw a golden retriever and proceeded to tell her parents to look, that this was the type of dog she wanted. All the way to the barn, Landers was so excited about the beautiful golden retriever. When they entered the barn, she was still so excited about the dog, she hardly noticed the puppies. It wasnt until her parents told her, that she realized that the horse was just an excuse. The real reason that they were at the farm was for Landers to bring home a puppy. She became the proud owner of a female golden retriever, she later named Skittles. Fast forward a few years. Now Landers has sevG OLDENCHANCE Annual event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Bingo Hall JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SANTA page 14 LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News See GOLDEN page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Charlene Williams excited about annual parade. See PARADE page 14

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A 54-year-old transient man was charged with failure to register as a sexual offender Saturday after law enforcement authorities discovered he had established or maintained a transient residence in this state, reports stated. According to the arrest report, Officers Mike Miley and Bruce Arnold made contact with Pinkney L. Preston, formerly of South Carolina, in the Rainbow Square Plaza parking lot at 11352 N. Williams St. and discovered the defendant is a registered sexual offender from South Carolina. Preston, the report stated, told authorities he has been living in Florida for the past five months and has not registered, nor notified the state of his being here. The report stated Officer Miley ran the defendants information through the Marion County Sheriffs Office Teletype and confirmed that Preston is a registered sexual offender in South Carolina. According to the report, Preston advised authorities he was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in 1991. He was booked into the Marion County Jail. According to jail records, his bond was set at $25,000. Woman charged with domestic batteryA 22-year-old Dunnellon woman was charged with domestic battery Thursday after striking her boyfriend with a closed fist, arrest reports stated. According to the report, Meghan M. Audette did intentionally strike her boyfriend with a closed fist, against his will, causing swelling and bruising to the left side face area and swelling to the left ear. The report stated Officer Bruce Arnold reported to a physical confrontation in the 20700 block of Park Avenue. Upon his arrival, Officer Arnold made contact with the both the defendant and the victim. During the investigation, the victim advised Officer Arnold he and Audette were arguing over money when she became outraged and began striking the victim several times on the left side of his face, the report stated. According to the report, Officer Arnold observed swelling to the left side of the victims face along with swelling to his left ear. Officer Arnold also observed two torn T-shirts lying on the floor of the residence, which the victim informed him the defendant ripped off of him. After determining Audette was the primary aggressor, Officer Arnold completed his investigation and placed the defendant into handcuffs and transported to the Marion County Jail. No bond was set. Man charged with grand theft A 30-year-old Dunnellon man was charged with grand theft and resisting arrest without violence Sunday, Dec. 4, reports stated. According to the arrest report, Dustin Carroll entered Walmart and took into his possession an Acer Desktop PC in which he ran out the garden center entrance/exit after an associate instructed the defendant to stop. Carroll did pass the last point of sale, exiting into the parking lot, not paying for the computer, which was later recovered. While searing for the defendant, a Marion County Sheriffs deputy observed Carroll in the area of Powell Road at which time the deputy instructed the defendant to stop; however, after seeing the deputy, the defendant continued to run from him, the report stated. After utilizing a deputy sheriff K-9 and setting up a perimeter, Carroll was found in the area of Powell Road at Robinson Road. According to the report, Carroll was informed of his Miranda rights and agreed to speak with law enforcement officials. At this time, the report stated, he did admit to taking the computer to later sell and purchase narcotics. He was transported to the Marion County Jail. According to jail records, no bond was set. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 3. According to jail records, Carroll has been charged with a multitude of crimes throughout the past 11 years. Records showed hes been jailed 17 times since February 2000. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 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. 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River views Thanks to dentist for toothbrushesCarol Barbour, president of Chi Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi National Sorority, delivered cartons of tooth brushes to the Dunnellon Food for Kids Program. We want to thank Dr. Peter Stickney, Dunnellon dentist, for generously donating the brushes, and let him know how much they are appreciated. The children are certain to learn about good dental health because of his thoughtful contribution. Thank you, Dr. Stickney.Betsy Davis Dunnellon Tis the season to live in peace, loveThis is a very special time of the year for Christians and non-Christians alike and time for all to take a serious look at our universe and all the creatures that God (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu) has given to each of us to live in together in a peaceful, loving way regardless of creed or color. We all need to pray that in the future there will, indeed, be a world to live in and enjoy. Our lives are filled with too many hatreds, biases and lack of love and concern for all creatures put on this Earth by that very special someone called whomever is your belief but yet respecting the beliefs of those who many not call that special someone by your choice. The hatred in our world is truly alarming and seems to have increased in our great country. Each year we dwell on what we have accomplished, where weve been and how many material things we have amassed. For the sake of all that is holy, let us put those things aside and live in peace and love. Sincerely,Patricia C. Hess Dunnellon Thanks for restoring the viewMany thanks to the person or persons that is responsible for giving the residents of Rainbow Springs back their river view! It has been reported that the Beach Committee has worked hard at planning Florida friendly plants, but with the fast growing seasons in Florida, maybe less is best. Being able to have access to the beautiful river was one of the reasons we moved to Rainbow Springs. It is a pleasure to once again enjoy the park and see the water again. Larry and Carol Lamb Dunnellon Surviving the holidays Oh, brothers I ve been blessed with two brothers. Although blessed is not the word I used when we were growing up. I think the words were more like stuck with or cursed. Lucy and Linus come to mind, or Bart and Lisa Simpson. There was hair pulling, name calling and the teasing all siblings go through. You look at each other wrong and it starts a big fight. But the love and loyalty were always there, from day one. I am the middle child and the only girl, a tomboy from growing up with brothers. Being just two years apart in age, we hung out and played together every single day. Wed stay outside until the street lights came on and we had to go in. Those were the good ol days. We grew up with our own sitcom show. Our Fat Albert was named Ralph and he was every bit of 400 pounds. Old Weird Harold was named David and he carried around this long plastic string, which we called his wiggly worm. Yet, this seemed normal to us somehow. I would have to say my older brother, Dominic, was Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties and my younger brother, Robert, would have to be John Boy Walton, both characters I loved. I have no idea what moniker they would pin on me, perhaps Patty Duke or Nancy Drew. We have so many inside jokes, my brothers and I. Sometimes just one word will make us crack up. Sometimes its just a look or a sound. I have laughed the loudest and cried the hardest with those two. And Ive trusted them with many secrets. Dominic was the ringleader and our mentor. It was always his decision what we would do that day, whether it was a game of kickball, hide-and-goseek or pickle. And that meant we would follow his rules, which werent always fair, but always made him the winner. Today hes one of the best people I know, fair, generous, friendly, compassionate and honest to a fault. Everybody loves him. Hes an awesome father, brother and son. But he still doesnt like to lose and he hates board games. Robert has always been quiet. My mother says thats because me and Dominic never shut up long enough so he could speak. We hung around together and got along good even as children. Where I am loud, he is quiet. Where I am dark, he is light. And where Im an optimist, he is the complete opposite. Yet, I love him dearly and value his opinion. He loves animals and children and doesnt have a mean bone in his body. Hes a man of few words, but fiercely loyal and you always know where you stand with him. And hes incredibly funny whenever he gets the chance. You just have to wait for him to speak. I miss my brothers most around the holidays. Theyre the ones I giggled with on Christmas Eve when our mom kept telling us to go to sleep or Santa wasnt coming. We watched all the Christmas movies together, our favorite being Miracle on 34th Street. I have memories of us decorating the tree while we drank hot chocolate and listened to Alvin and The Chipmunks sing about hula hoops. And my dad had a rule: the first one who broke an ornament went to bed. Of course, this was all in fun, but I think I was the first every year. 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, RIVERLAND NEWS GUEST COLUMN LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE G ather. Go. Get. That is the new catch phrase to renew your license. It was time to renew mine and I couldnt put it off any longer. I looked over the list of items I needed. Utility bill, check! Ive got plenty of those. My Social Security card is sitting in my jewelry box. The deed to my house is in a box in the bathroom. You notice how well I take care of my legal documents. They may not be safe, but I know where they are. For instance, my birth certificate is in a vase with pens and pencils on my desk. What? Its not like I get flowers. See, right here, born Feb. 16, 1902. Huh? Oh man, its my grandmothers birth certificate. Sorry Mal, she would be turning in her grave if she knew I gave out her birth date! Its been sitting in that vase for the past six years. I was so proud of myself for knowing exactly where my birth certificate was. Now I have to rip the house apart looking for it. One of these years, I am going to clean out every junk drawer in this house, just not this year. Seven drawers in the desk in my kitchen show no results. Five drawers in Mals old secretary desk, nada! Its a nope on the dinning room buffet, and another zip on the two record collection cabinets. I know I have seen the dang thing, but where? Ill try the boxes under the bed with my tax records. I find nothing but dust there. My last hope is the two nightstands by my bed. OK, I find a report I wrote in 1976 (eighth grade) Signs of the Times. It is a collection of newspaper stories from Nov. 10 through Dec. 10 with commentary from me. I got an A on the project. Here is a sample: Bridgeport Post, dateline Nov. 19, 1976, Chinese Nuclear Cloud May Hit Western U.S. Trying to calm my teacher, I wrote, There is no cause for alarm because the cloud was not as dangerous as exspected (sic) to be. My teacher missed that spelling error. All the letters I are dotted with big round circles. I kept this report all these years because because, well I havent the foggiest idea why I kept it! This nightstand is a shrine to my school days. I have all my report cards from grammar school through college. Sixth grade, Sister Helen Mary said: Kathy can be careless at times. I must have gone down from first grade where Sister Marie Emma said: Kathleen is an above average student. In third grade, my favorite teacher Mrs. Pauline Clarke (she was from Many moons ago T he holiday season can be an especially difficult time for those dealing with loss, whether it is a spouse, a friend or even a beloved pet. The spirit of the season may exacerbate feelings of despair while others are celebrating family time and spirituality. This time of the year is a bump along the way for many in their healing process. While grief is unique for each person, it affects all of us at some point in life. Dont be hard on yourself. Grief is the price we pay for loving someone and it is a natural reaction to losing that special person. Your grief is derived from the relationship you had with another and the circumstances of their death. The support you have after a loss may either help or hinder the process. Remember to ask for help from those with whom you feel comfortable and feel free to decline invitations that drain your energy. Your faith and spirituality are key factors in helping you heal, even though you may feel angry or resentful. This is normal. It is not unusual for grief to affect you both physically and emotionally. Consider this analogy: grief is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs; good days and bad days. Accept both and dont think you will always feel this way. Feelings change day to day; moment to moment. Surprisingly for many, the beginning is not the worst. For weeks, most people may just feel numb and go through the motions of life. Then, deep lows may wash over you. Some drops are predictable, but others are not. The experience is unique to each individual and should not be cause for alarm, but if you feel you need professional help, seek it out. There are many resources to provide support. While you may understand that grief is a process, you must also accept that there is no set timetable. Pain will lessen over time, but there is no prescribed way to grieve there is only your way. A time will come when you return to similar, and sometimes better, levels of functioning. You will forever have a bond with the person who died. Because of the deep connection, you may experience surges in grief many years after your loss ... like during the holidays as you remember time spent together celebrating the season. Instead of grief, these moments evolve into fond memories of special moments. Talking about loss might help you deal with your feelings. Memorials and other rituals can ease your grief. Above all else, acknowledge your loss and accept your feelings as normal. You should prepare to cope with loneliness and draw on your strengths to do so. Recognize other difficult days to Kathleen Wallace Mery Lossada See GUEST page 5 Audrey Beem See SMILE page 5 See JERSEY GIRL page 5

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The Internet offers a wealth of resources and locally, Hospice of Marion County provides no-cost bereavement services. To learn more, call 352-8737456. Need help coping with loss? Hospice of Marion County offers a new free publication, A Loved One Has Died, outlining normal responses to loss and how you can handle them to help your healing process. For a free copy, call 854-5230.Mery Lossada, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and the medical director for Hospice of Marion County. GUEST continued from page 4 England and I loved her accent) wrote: Kathleen continues to work well, but she needs more self confidence. The best is Miss Byrnes, my high school History teacher, who wrote: Good worker; should concentrate on improving spelling. Sorry to disappoint Miss Byrnes, but my spelling never improved. OK, why am I keeping my old report cards? No clue on that either. I did find a lovely letter. It states: I know you will do good in everything you try because you have one strong point: you stand up to anybody. You arent scared. She goes on to say, I hope you remember me as much as I remember you Love and good luck always, Patty. Thank you kindly, Patty. Ill remember those words the next time I am panicking. Sorry, I cant remember who you are. Eureka! My birth certificate was stuck between my autobiography from eighth grade, which is hysterical, and a book of poems I wrote. This look back in time was fun. I learned two important things: I need a safe deposit box and a very large shredder. SMILE continued from page 4 We have this thing going at Christmas where we try to buy each other the most unusual gift we can find. There have been years when wheelbarrows, picnic baskets and a lawn statue of St. Francis have been unwrapped. This year, Dominic in Iowa will miss all the fun, but well make up for it when we see him. So Id like to tell my brothers I miss them. But near or far, theyre always in my heart. I wouldnt trade them for all the Christmas presents in the world. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Items for homeless program neededThe 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. Garden Club to meet for Christmas luncheonThe Dunnellon Garden Club will celebrate its annual Christmas luncheon at the Ivy House at 11 a.m. today in Williston in lieu of its regular meeting at the Dunnellon Womens Club. Any member wishing to attend should call Bobbi Shaw at 489 8554 to be placed on the list of attendees. Regular meetings will resume at noon Jan. 19 at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 11756 Cedar St. Jewell Pontius will be the guest speaker and will talk about Lasagna Gardening. Refreshments will be served, guests are always welcome. The Dunnellon Garden Club will sponsor its annual Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. State Road 40, in Friendship Hall. Members will receive their tickets at the Christmas luncheon. They will go on sale to the general public afterward.Greater Masonic High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club No. 665 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Please plan to attend for this will be the installation of officers for 2012. Following the installation, there will be a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Bob Brady at (352) 854-9612. For more information, call Bob Brady.

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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 (352) 438-2520. 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. 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. The post is sponsoring an Angel Tree for the benefit of under privileged children who may not experience the magic of Christmas. Stop by the post and pick an Angel from the Angel Tree and purchase a gift for that child. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. Womans Club to host cookie exchangeThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will have its Christmas Cookie Exchange at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Each lady brings six dozen cookies, wrapped in individual packets of one-dozen. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782. Ornament sale benefits Hospice of Marion County Hospice of Marion County will sell Memory Tree Ornaments now 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 satin-lined gift box.Post Polio Support group to meetThe North Central Florida Post Polio Support Christmas Luncheon and program North Central 21st Salute will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Capt. Robert M. Kellogg, Medical Service Corp of the U.S. Navy, and Andrea L. Behrman, PhD, PT, Associate, Professor, University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy, will be the speakers. The cost is $7.50 per person. RSVP to Carolyn Raville at 489-1731 by Dec. 12. S eeing the prices of fresh herbs in the stores has encouraged me to grow more, and freeze fresh in blocks. Here in Florida many herbs can be grown year round, and easily be grown in containers. The plants add smell to the garden, and many have wonderful flowers. Perennial herbs require nothing more than good haircuts as the herb is used, water, and occasional feeding. Soils are the same for vegetables, and herbs will grow happily in the vegetable or flowerbed. One can dry the herbs for use. Tender leaf herbs such as basil, tarragon, lemon balm, and garden mints must be dried rapidly, away from light to keep the green color. Tying into bundles and hanging upside down in a warm dry place out of direct sun will work. Sage, rosemary, and thyme can be sundried briefly, avoiding excessive exposure to keep the color. Bundling and hanging upside down is the same way to dry various flowers that can be used for year round decoration. Acanthus, Eryngium and Echinops dry very well like this, and one friend has just tried roses. Once the herbs are dry, pack in glass, metal or cardboard containers that can be closed tightly to preserve the flavor and aroma. Another method of preserving used by a British chef I watch is to use an ice cube tray. Pack the fresh herb in the empty square. Back fill with water and freeze, as one would ice cubes. Then break the blocks from the tray, bag and label. When you defrost the cube, there is the herb ready to use. Spreading the herbs loosely onto a baking tray and freezing works, if you have room. Again, when frozen, decant into bags for use as required. One thing is to be sure not to refreeze herbs once defrosted, so make sure you only take out what you need. Microwave drying is another way, but as yet not one I have ever tried. Lay a single layer of clean, dry herb material on a kitchen paper towel. Place in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high depending on the leaf moisture content. Another style I learned from a lady is to use a home food dehydrator if you have one. Collecting seeds for replanting can be done using brown paper bags. Cut the sprigs and place in a bag. Cut a few tiny holes in the bag for air circulation and hang in an airy, dark spot with good air circulation. When dry, collect the seeds and store in dry airtight containers. This means that one has a ready supply of new seed for planting. If you have a green thumb, cuttings are another way to keep young stock growing. One plant that I have adopted is the Banana. Thought of as a tree by many, it is according to a great friend, an herb. The plants are good architectural plants for the garden, have different leaf colors, and range in heights from 3 inches to a massive 50 inches. A forum is available at bananas.org that allows questions, and facts to be found about this versatile plant. A member of the ginger family one can create a wonderful display when planted in an area together.E-mail questions to Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, at tracyjenner@aol.com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 FOR ONLY $27.00* and save before the end of the year! You can have the paper delivered to your home every Thursday for a whole year. Subscribe today to Call 489-2731 today and get your subscription started. 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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing Christmas carols. On Friday, Dec. 9, as kids of all ages and adults waited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Rainbow Springs State Park Santa Over the Rainbow event, they all sang Christmas carols like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Deck the Halls. As Santa arrived on his pontoon boat, all the youngsters faces, even some of the adults faces, lit up with joy. Listening to everyone sing Christmas Carols, looking at such astonishing lights, and hearing children yell Santa, its Santa, you knew the event was a success. There was lots of entertainment, shopping, food, a light extravaganza and photo opportunities with Santa. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus took place at the Santa House. When Kota and Sky Davison Kaleshefski took their place on Santa and Mrs. Clauses lap, they both told Santa what they want for Christmas with big smiles on their face. I want a Nintendo DSI, a phone, and a car, Kota Kaleshefski, 8, said. Added 6-year-old Sky Kaleshefski: I want a phone, a computer, iPad, Nintendo DS, a motor scooter and a reindeer. As Collin Bellomy and William Richardson sat in Santas lap, they both giggled as Santa and Mrs. Clause talked to both of them. When asked what William, 6, wanted for Christmas, he replied: A motor boat. When asked if hed been good this year, he looked up to his dad, waiting for him to respond with a yes. When asked what Jaden Torres, 5, wanted for Christmas, he said with a big smile on his face: I want a motorcycle and a toy car. His sister Alexia, 3, said: I want a Dora, and to give grandma some love. Candice Souter, 7, said: I want some baby dolls, a doll house and a TV. Brother Camden Nelson, 11, said: I want a 3DS, some CDs, game cube games and a new controller. As Danielle Olsen, 17, walked into Santas house to take her picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus she told them, For Christmas I want baby clothes, a new baby boy, a swing and a play pen for her baby dolls, a video camera, a pink slap-on watch, the Barbie that loves Woody from Toy Story, a Toy Story umbrella and shirt. When Santa asked 6year-old Justin Alonso what he wanted for Christmas he got a rather different answer. The youngster replied: For Christmas, I would like a surprise. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 7 000A2BC 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon 2012 MEMBERSHIPS 2012 MEMBERSHIPS $2,400 Annual Single $3,800 Annual Family $1,500 Seasonal Single $2,400 Seasonal Family DONT FORGET ABOUT PLAYERS CARDS $1,400 f or 50 Rounds $800 f or 25 Rounds Dew Sweeper Special Golf & Breakfast $40 per person 2 pancakes, 2 eggs any style, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, home fries and juice or coffee Famous Golf Burger & Beer $40 before noon or $35 after noon With this coupon. Expires 12/19/11 With this coupon. Expires 12/19/11 (352) 522-0309 (352) 522-0309 JOINT PAIN? 0009YB8 2155 W. Mustang Blvd. Beverly Hills, F L 34465 746-5707 2236 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, F L 34453 344-Bone ( 2663 ) 520 SE 8th Ave. Crystal River, F L 34429 564-Bone ( 2663 ) Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted New Patients Welcome! Serving Citrus County Over 3 Decades Combined Walter I. Choung, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth M. Lemos, PA-C Physician Assistant Jeremiah A. Hubbard, DO Orthopaedic Surgeon Shoulders Shoulder pain is a common complaint with many common causes. Its important to make an accurate diagnosis for a desired outcome. Knees Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, overuse or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Hips Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Minimizing the time from replacement to recovery. Minimally Invasive Surgery Getting in the Christmas spirit! Photo by Sydney CohenCandice Souter, 7, and Camden Nelson, 11 with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Rainbow Springs State Park Santa Over the Rainbow eve nt Friday, Dec. 9. More photos on page 12. SYDNEY COHEN For the Riverland News

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 says Ace Hardware for your monetary donation to the Newspapers in Education Program. Matt Deming, Boys Soccer Deming scored two goals against Westport. Matt is a versatile player, Dunnellon caoch Karen Noffsinger said. He plays at goalie or forward as the team needs. He is a great leader. Stephanie Angelo, Girls Soccer Stephanie really stepped up for us when we needed her to fill an empty goal, Dunnellon coach Becca Burton said. Even though its not her preferred position, she knows it is whats best for the team as a whole. For the season over all, shes always out there giving 110 percent. Stephanie Angelo Matt Deming DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY RIVERLAND NEWS NIE PROGRAM BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 11: Holiday Closings: Parkview Lanes will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and also New Years Eve and New Years Day. Holder Hotshots League meeting: The league meeting of the Holder Hotshots will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The league bowls for 12 weeks, and the teams are four-persons, all men, all women or mixed. Call Peggy Nevels, secretary, at 465-0757 to pre-register, either as a team or individually. Congratulations: David Black rolled a 299 in the first game of the Wednesday Night Mens league Dec. 7. He followed with games of 204 and 220 for a 723 series. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Todd Cridland 273, 768; Marc Grasso 271; John Schott 739; Lori Ciquera 289, 706; Dee Smith 273; Bridget Foley 718. Scratch: Todd Cridland 268, 753; Wes Foley 259, 687; Lori Ciquera 267, 640; Dorine Fugere 238, 623. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Chuck Keaton 252, 640; Desi Sidote 234, 632; Lucy Smallwood 252; Lorraine Pelkie 234, 651; Patricia Metcalfe 621. Scratch: Chuck Keaton 217, 535; Larry Kirk 207, 562; Lucy Smallwood 192, 438; Lorraine Pelkie 165, 444; Jan Miller 444. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Reesby 236; Jim Sherpey 235, 625; Jack Connell 633; Joyce Cusimano 246, 627; Barb Steffen 224; Terry Stinson 622. Scratch: Jerry Ness 214, 592; Frank Reesby 214, 548; Murphy Combs 201; Barb Steffen 175, 455; Joyce Cusimano 164; Wanda Klik 442. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Melissa Simmons 276, 730; Judy Hindbaugh 256; Susann Brosius 722. Scratch: Melissa Simmons 224, 574; Judy Hindbaugh 184; Myla Wexler 479. Late Starters: Handicap: Ben Wall 250, 665; Rich Vehrs 240, 642; Ruth Ann Radford 235, 659; Linda Vehrs 231, 639. Scratch: Bob Biggs 211; Rich Soletto 209, 562; John Marcucci 542; Fran Barlow 198, 549; Linda Vehrs 189, 513. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: David Black 324; Gary Brown 313; Les Burdick 817; John Ethridge 799. Scratch: David Black 299, 723; John Ethridge 272; Mark Smith 730; Charlie Stein 723. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Denise Hogan 249; Liz Huxley 243; Virginia Vineyard 670; Terri Moorbeck 667. Scratch: Liz Huxley 213, 549; Mary Briscoe 193; Fran Barlow 506. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 253; Ray Johnson 243, 639; Mike Hughes 638; Janet Murray 243, 661; Sharon Hughes 233, 637. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 212; Dave Messenger 203, 513; Bill Montross 480; Janet Murray 201, 535; Barb McNally 172, 432. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Larry Clark 266, 774; Larry Ovitt 264; Mike Calcagni 702; Kathy Calcagni 269, 700; Tammy Woodburn 250; Kelly Beckett 680. Scratch: Lyle Ternes 205; Larry Clark 193, 555; Chuck Hindbaugh 193, 555; John Gilbert 549; Kathy Calcagni 200, 493; Tammy Woodburn 158; Judy Hindbaugh 430. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 326, 874; Ken Brown 282, 819; Bridget Foley 294, 770; Joan Cothern 289, 782. Scratch: K.E. Conrad 267, 697; John Saltmarsh 245; Wes Foley 631; Joan Cothern 202, 521; Maggie Savarese 196, 516. Bowlers of the Week: Bridget Foley, 88 pins over her average, and K.E. Conrad, 154 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending Dec. 4: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Branden Brown 283, 752; Marc Grasso 272; Robert Smith 715; Terry Brown 294; Marian Steenstra 283; Melissa Burgoyne 747; Bridget Foley 745. Scratch: Todd Cridland 261; Marc Grasso 259; Matt OBrien 653; Larry Fritz 648; Terry Brown 258, 622; Dorine Fugere 223, 614; Marian Steenstra 223; Lori Ciquera 223. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jim Abbey 270, 666; Lou Metcalfe 239; Ray Olsen 621; Jan Miller 238, 645; Sally Shepard 233; Cindy Cotter 646. Scratch: Jim Abbey 220; Lou Metcalfe 212; Bob Swarm 555; Larry Kirk 520; Jan Miller 185, 486; Elaine Shea 165, 469. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: George Simonson 242, 635; Ben Wall 240; Marty Suehowicz 617; Wanda Klik 249, 647; Marylou Halovich 223, 656. Scratch: Bob Mannella 211; George Simonson 203; Murphy Combs 527; Marty Suehowicz 524; Wanda Klik 190, 470; Marylou Halovich 165, 482; Barb Steffen 165. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Myla Wexler 289, 707; Susann Brosius 241; Janice Fritz 686. Scratch: Myla Wexler 234, 542; Judy Hindbaugh 164, 462. Late Starters: Handicap: Victor Maldonado 261; Skip George 249; Ben Wall 661; Ken Brown 660; Vicki Soletto 235, 667; Marion Cahill 235; Debbe Chung 228; Helen Herr 643. Scratch: Skip George 237; Frank Reesby 212, 571; Victor Maldonado 212; Ted Rafanan 583; Fran Barlow 188, 537; Vicki Soletto 183, 511. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 289; Ives Chavez 287, 802; Sean Fugere 813. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 278, 740; Sean Fugere 268, 768. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Mona Rosado 238; Denise Hogan 237, 685; Barbara McGlade 645. Scratch: Liz Huxley 189; Fran Barlow 184; Leslie Young 480; Maggie Savarese 472. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Dave Messenger 237, 646; John Bahrs 227, 641; Mary Ellen Craver 234; Mary Krueger 225, 618; Mary Jo Johnson 600. Scratch: Dave Messenger 203, 544; John Bahrs 176, 488; Barb McNally 156, 414; Mary Krueger 154; Janet Murray 428. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Nick Waters 290, 735; Bobby Goodman 289, 751; June Williams 280; Kelly Beckett 253; Phyllis Ternes 709; Tina Goodman 684. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 205, 562; Jim Van Gilder 201, 530; Bobby Goodman 201; Judy Hindbaugh 184, 485; June Williams 182; Kathy Calcagni 450. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Ives Chavez 315, 844; Ted Rafanan 305; Marvin Brigner 770; Myla Wexler 295, 776; Debbie Mills 283; Sue Chavez 756. Scratch: Ives Chavez 260, 679; Ted Rafanan 260; Marvin Brigner 258; John Saltmarsh 700; Myla Wexler 225, 566; Lisa Morgan 212, 506. Bowlers of the Week: Bridget Foley, 118 pins over her average, and Ives Chavez, 130 pins over his average. Fagan pursuing degree Some accomplish things in life that others cannot strive to achieve. Even though they achieve the greatest, they still do not achieve everything. Kevin Fagan, a former defensive end, who played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, and was a star at the University of Miami, has not accomplished everything yet. How could that be possible for a man whos won a NCAA National Championship while playing for the Hurricanes as well as two Super Bowl Championships with the 49ers? Throw in the pair of backto-back Class 4A State Championships he won while coaching the Lady Tigers as well as the 2010 ESPN Rise National Championship, it would seem the father of six has it all. But now that his two oldest daughters, Kasey and Sami, are at the University of Florida, Fagan decided to slow things down and serve as an assistant coach with the varsity football program at Dunnellon High School this past season. Missing his girls on the Coach attending CF to finish education; coaching too Kevin Fagan attending classes at CF; coaching, too. SPORTS BRIEFS Tigers soccer drops three games On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Dunnellon High School boys soccer team played Lake Weir at home, losing 61.Brent Proto scored the goal. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Tigers traveled to West Port, falling 8-3. Matthew Deming scored twice and Brent Proto scored once. Marxus Ortega and Matthew Landsbach each had one assist. On Thursday, Dec. 8, Dunnellon lost 9-0 to Gainesville Eastside. Tyler Colston, the Tigers goalkeeper, left the game after tearing his MCL in the first half of the game. Pro-Am tourney to benefit Hospice The 19th annual Hospice of Marion County Inc. Pro-Am Tournament will be Friday, Dec. 16, at Golden Hills Country Club, just off U.S. 27, 4.3 miles west of Interstate 75. All teams consist of four amateurs and one golf professional. The cost is $150 per amateur and $100 per pro, which includes a buffet breakfast, greens fees, cart and awards dinner. Proceeds from this tournament help to provide care and support to patients and families of Hospice of Marion County. For more information and registration, call the Pro Shop at 352-629-7980. Race for the Kids set for Childrens HomeThe Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon will host a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk/Kids Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 11, at Spruce Creek Preserve Community on State Road 200. The race will start at 8 a.m. for runners and 8:30 for walkers. The event will be held rain or shine. Covenant Childrens Home is located on a 20acre site in Citrus County, approximately 1mile south of Dunnellon. Currently, there is one home capable of housing eight resident children and the house parent family. There is also a private school for the children at the home. The entry fee is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 the day of race. All pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a T-shirt and gift bag. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a participation medallion. Register at www.cchfl.org or www.drcsports.com. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See FAGAN page 9 Football players, cheerleaders recognized at banquet Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLadarius Thomas and other members of the Dunnellon High football team load up on food at the event. Thomas earned the distinction of the best-dressed player by head coach Frank Beasley. ABOVE: Dunnellon High cheerleader Nicki Paden shows off her lip-synching abilities at the banquet. LEFT: Andrew Jackson, left, and Keiwan Jones cheer for a teammate after they were recognized at the banquet. For more pictures from the banquet and the teams award winners, see the Dec. 29 edition of the Riverland News. Taylor Spoto, left, Allina Storch and Nikole Hicks shared a few laughs at the Dunnellon High School Football Banquet recently, in which football players and cheerleaders were recognized for their efforts this past season.

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softball diamond, Fagan wanted to get back on the field. Fagan decided to finish up one thing he has wanted to accomplish for years earn his college degree while he returns to one thing he loves doing, coaching softball. Central Florida offered him the chance to do both. Fagan enrolled at CF to finish pursuing his degree in the Criminal Justice Field, but while he had never thought about coaching there, a chance to do so opened and Fagan jumped as if he had gotten the better of an offensive lineman. I didnt really mean to start coaching over there, he explained. I switched gears to football to spend some time with Cole (his oldest son). When I decided to finish my degree, they asked if Id help coach if they paid for my schooling. I agreed. The Lady Patriots softball team recently finished their fall season and will begin preparing for the regular season in January. Karri Rycekamp, the head coach at CF, will have Fagan work with pitchers and catchers. Its exciting that my dad was given the opportunity to coach college softball, Sami, a freshman at Florida this year, said. He deserves to be able to use his abilities at a higher level, and the CF team is lucky to have him as their coach. Two of Fagans high school players, Caylee Underwood and Gillian Morrow, both of whom were on the national title team, currently play for Central Florida. These girls are pretty good athletes, I expect the usual good attitude and effort from them, Fagan said of Underwood and Morrow. The best thing about coaching is interacting with the players and seeing them grow, not only as athletes, but as people. Last week, the CF girls set goals for the team for the upcoming season. The Lady Patriots main goal, however, is to have 30 wins this season and to get into the conference tournament at the end of the season. The next two years, he will finish his degree in between juggling football and softball practices. I am proud that my dad is finishing up his degree, Cole, a freshman at Dunnellon High, said. I know he is a good coach in practically everything. Hell succeed like he always does and accomplish almost everything that somebody can. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 9 000A2BG 352-465-7538 www.bluerunbicycles.com M e r r y Merry Christmas from Come visit our new showroom Be Healthy Ride A Bike! Wide selection of bicycles. We have bikes for every type of rider. Come check us out. 000A1UG 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 000A1V9 (352) 489-5027 injunjoescutlery@embarqmail.com 20600 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-6 Sat. 10-2 Closed Sunday and Monday I N J U N J O E S C U T L E R Y If it cuts, we have it! 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Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000A1UK Podiatric Physician & Surgeon COMMUNITY EVENTS C entral Florida Master Choir slates concertsThe Central Florida Master Choir will present its seasonal concert, Carols from Around the World, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Dunnellon. For more information, visit www.cfmasterchoir.com.Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 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. 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. Snowbirds are also welcome for the months youre here. For more information, call Ellie Rex, volunteer coordinator, at 489-9127 or visit dunnellonthriftshop.org. Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. 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.u s 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. FAGAN continued from page 8 Community Thrift Shop presents check Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented Betty Nagele, education director for the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, with a $3,500 check Dec. 10. The funds are to assist the center in many ways, such as fuel to transport children from school to the center, art and playground supplies and equipment, scholarships for disadvantaged children and supplemental staff salaries, to name a few. The Community Thrift Shop women believe one way to affect our community in a positive way is to provide assistance to our children and their families. Seated, from left, are: Betty Nagele, Boys & Girls Club educational director, and Sue Plummer, Thrift Shop volunteer; standing, Beverly Carroll, Thrift Shop volunteer, and Joann McCullough, Thrift Shop president. Due to an editors error, a story titled Threee stabbed in bar room fight in the Dec. 1 editon contained incorrect information. Walter Bieber, 46, was charged with simple battery. Also, the three victimes stabbed in the altercation opted not to press charges against Robert Sepik, the other man charged in the altercation. CORRECTION

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Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsDunnellon Elementary School kindergartners raise their hands after wrapping up one of the songs they performed during the K-3 t hrough secondgrade Christmas program recently at the school. Thirdthrough fifth-graders did a separate performance the following night. Second-grader Kamau Simon moves to the beat during the K-3 through second-grade Christmas concert. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Savannah Smith, left, Chelsea Edmonds, middle, and Brianna Olivera, right, belt out Christmas songs. Taylor Hickey listens for the sounds of an arriving Santa Claus. Kindergartner John DeRose wears a set of antlers during his classs performance. Aubrey Tagliamonte performs a solo on the clarinet during the schools first of two Christmas programs.

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Romeo students win Mom essay contestRomeo Elementary School students wrote about their Moms last week during an essay contest sponsored by the Business Network Internet. This group of businessmen provided a hair stylist, nail tech, make-up tech and a person trained to give a massage to the Moms of four winning students. One student in grades two through five was selected. The winners were: Natalie Carter, second grade; Sierra Downes, third grade; Xavier Long, fourth grade; and Jon Mims, fifth grade. Congratulations to these great Romeo Writers! A chauffeur picked these Moms up at Romeo at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, to go to Ocala and rotate through the four stations and be pampered. Scholars Institute scholarship deadline Florida Campus Compact is calling outstanding student leaders from all over the state of Florida to apply for our 2012 Student Scholars Institute. Deadline to apply is Jan. 6. Every spring, Florida Campus Compact hosts an exciting student institute filled with interactive dialogue with policy makers, elected officials, dignitaries, and students from all over Florida. This is a unique opportunity for students to build new relationships and expand networks with other participants, while developing a civic voice and reflecting on planned activities. Students will return to their communities with a renewed sense of purpose as an active citizen in our democracy. This years event will be Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 26 to 28, at the Staybridge Suites at 1600 Summit Lake Drive in Tallahassee. In order to help cover the cost of some meals, the registration fee will be $75. All accepted applicants who live more than 50 miles from Tallahassee will be eligible for a lodging scholarship, which includes one room for two people for two nights, Feb. 26 and 27. For additional information or to apply now, please visit ssi.floridacom pact.org Students can apply for scholarshipFlorida Campus Compact Excellence in Service Award is seeking Floridas most dedicated student service scholars to apply for our 2011 Excellence in Service Award. This award provides recognition for the outstanding efforts and contributions of students to their communities, especially during the year 2011. Submissions must be postmarked no later than Jan. 9. Each award recipient will receive free registration to the 2012 Student Scholars Institute and visible statewide recognition for their efforts. For more information about the 2011 Excellence in Service Award and to apply, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/LGYFN5N.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.mari oncountyfl.org/stormwa ter.htm 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. 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. Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy an early-release day Friday, Dec. 16. Students will be released at 1:40 p.m. as they begin their Christmas break. The DMS Band will march in the Dunnellon Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. We would like to thank our band director, Mr. Noell, our DMS band members and DMS band parents for their dedication and time toward providing our community with joyous holiday music. Thank you, all. We would like to brag about our DMS FFA students and their outstanding performance Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Sub-District Contest. DMS FFA placed: First in Parliamentary Procedure. First in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Third in Extemporaneous Speaking. Fourth in Public Speaking. Congratulations to the following DMS FFA students for this absolutely fantastic performance: Hannah Chung, Connor Denmark, Bryce Follett, Sierra Helton, Sara Janosik, Clayton Owens, Krista Palazzo, Alexis Robinson, Will Sweat and Taylor Turner. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mrs. Hayward, who guides our young FFA members to such high achievements. Dunnellon Middle School and the entire Marion County School District will begin Winter Break on Monday, Dec. 19. Students and staff will return to school Tuesday, Jan. 3. We will be following our normally scheduled hours. During the holidays, its the perfect time to recruit your child to help with holiday preparations and festivities. Seemingly normal tasks can be great learning experiences. You will be supporting the important skills of math, reading, analyzing and organization. The best part of this process is your child will be with you and remember this Be There moment. Another idea to reinforce learning during the Winter Break is to check out the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program website for titles geared especially toward the middle school aged student. The website is myssyra.org/about.html. The local library and bookstores also offer reading materials that your middle school student may enjoy. The Dunnellon Middle School Administration and Staff wish our students, parents and community a very happy, healthy holiday season with best wishes for a Happy New Year! See you again Tuesday, Jan. 3. 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Scott Kiefer, center, of Kiefer Realty presented a $300 grant to Dunnellon Middle School reading teacher Beverly Matos, right, on a recent morning broadcast. Ms. Matos will use the funds toward the purchase of a classroom projector. The segment was hosted by DMS Principal Jane Ashman, left. EDUCATION BRIEFS

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Photos by Julie Mancini, For the Riverland NewsSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive at the state park upon their well-lit pontoon boat. The annual event, hosted by the Friends of the Rainbow Springs State Park, continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the event wraps up about 8:30. Admission is $1 for those 5 and older. Music group Sue Ann Reichelt, Herb Reichelt, Greg Thomas, Tom Lorich. Visitors to the park gather around the Gingerbread House for storytime. Park ranger Peter Hulse watches the hustle and bustle of the opening night of Santa Over the Rainbow activities. The visitor center at Rainbow Springs State Park is adorned with lights. Kota Davison Kaleshefski, 8, and Sky Davison Kaleshefski, 6, with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Collin Bellomy, 6, and William Richardson, 1, with the Clauses. Jaden Torres, 5, and Alexia Torres, 3, with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 13 FAMILY FEATURES T heres something to be said about gathering friends and family around the table for a traditional holiday dinner. Familiar faces, good conversation, favorite foods its a classic recipe for a good time. What if you could take some of those favorite recipes and make them even better? These recipes use a simple ingredient to enhance the holiday flavors your family loves. Each one uses a touch of Better Than Bouillon food base, adding richer, more natural flavor than bouillon cubes, which are salt-heavy. Each flavor is made from real meat, seafood or vegetables and can be used in a variety of delicious ways: To make richer soups, sauces and gravies. As savory additions to pasta, potato or vegetable side dishes. In flavorful party dips for veggies, chips or bread. Its easy to make an impressive holiday feast with these delicious recipes. For even more recipes, visit www.superiortouch.com. Delicious Twice-Baked Potatoes Serves 6 to 8 6 medium russet potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (for potato skins) 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Ham Base 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter cut into pieces, set aside 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese 1 green onion rinsed and thinly sliced, set aside 1/4 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup pre-grated Parmesan cheese Spray 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside. Scrub and pat dry potatoes; prick potatoes with fork 2 to 3 times per side. Lightly oil skins with vegetable oil; place potatoes on a microwave safe dish. Microwave according to microwave directions. Remove hot potatoes from microwave when done, set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise with a serrated knife. Fold a sheet of paper towel to hold hot potato half, use a spoon to scoop out potato flesh into a large mixing bowl, leaving about a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Place skins in prepared dish, set aside. Add ham base and butter to mixing bowl with potatoes; beat with electric mixer on medium for about 1 minute. Add cheese, onion, milk, parsley, garlic powder and pepper; beat just until blended. Be careful not to over-beat potatoes. Evenly spoon potato mixture into skins; shake pre-grated Parmesan cheese over tops. Warm potatoes in microwave or place in a 350F oven and heat through. To brown tops, place warmed potatoes under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Twice baked potatoes can be made a day ahead. Stuff the potatoes, then cover and refrigerate them; then, on serving day, warm as instructed above.One simple trick can add a lot of great flavorHoliday Glazed Ham Serves 10 to 12 1/3 cup reduced fat raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Chili Base 1 7 to 10-pound thawed, smoked, bone-in, spiral sliced, fully cooked ham 1/2 cup water Preheat oven to 350F. In large saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk to combine vinaigrette, brown sugar, vegetable and chili bases. Whisk continuously until glaze begins to boil. Remove from heat; reheat glaze if needed. Coat large rack and roasting pan with cooking spray. Place ham on prepared rack in roasting pan, add water to pan bottom. Generously brush ham with glaze. Lightly cover ham with foil if ham starts to over brown. Bake until done, about 2 hours. Use remaining glaze to baste ham every 30 minutes; discard left over glaze. An additional glaze recipe may be prepared and served warm tableside, to accompany sliced ham. Sauted Green Beans Serves 6 to 8 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Chili Base 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 pounds frozen whole green beans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional) Parmesan cheese, for garnish Heat oil in a large skillet, heat over medium-high heat. Add chili base, garlic and salt; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium, add butter and stir until melted. Add green beans, stir to coat and saut until crisp-tender. Before serving, garnish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 6 1/4 cup butter 1 16-ounce package button mushrooms, rinsed, stems trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small onion) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Organic Mushroom Base 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base 4 cups water 2 cups heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste In soup pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until liquid evaporates, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add flour, dry seasonings, mushroom and chicken bases; stir to combine. Add water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to mediumlow and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove soup from heat and puree with a hand held immersion blender, or in batches in the blender. Return blended soup to medium-low heat and add cream. Cook and stir until soup is thoroughly heated, about 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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S. Dunnellon Civic Association meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon. 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) 2460493. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call (352) 330-5518. U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org.Homeownership opportunities available Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home? If you said yes to this question, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. might be able to make that dream a reality. Do you have a monthly income of $1,200? Have you been on your job for six months? Is your credit score 525 or higher? Even if you have had some credit issues in the past, we may be able to help you and your family get the keys to your new home. We have staff dedicated to work with you to resolve most obstacles that will prevent you from becoming a homeowner. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. has housing opportunities available in the Dunnellon area. If you are willing to be part of our hand up, not a hand out program, we might be able to make homeownership a possibility. For more information, call 352-351-4663. about 300 children to attend this years event. Campfield explained no child will get turned away. I expect with the economy, that a lot of them wont get much, he said. This allows them to get a little extra or something they might not have gotten at all. We get a lot of support from individuals and businesses in the community. They understand the need, too. I cannot say enough about the support we receive from everyone involved. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the school-aged children when they meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive presents is worth all of the work, Campfield said. The kids just light up when they see him, he explained, noting Santa arrives via fire truck during the festivities. Seeing those smiles; it just doesnt get much better than that. 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Landers currently shows dogs in several different classes according to their ages and performance records. In order to qualify for the competition this weekend, Landers and Sam had to be invited after the leader of her club sent in a letter of recommendation. Landers has learned a couple of tricks along the way also. The one that works best is that she always has hot dogs with her to use as treats. When Sam finishes with the command and looks expectantly at Landers before making his next move, it is because he is expecting her to spit a piece of hot dog at him as a reward. Its mainly to help keep his focus on my face and not where my hands are, Landers said. about the upcoming parade, her final one as chairwoman of the event after leading the charge for the past four years. Words cannot express my overall enjoyment and excitement about the parade, Williams said. Among the groups and organizations that will follow the Scally family in the annual Christmastime event include: Dunnellon Police and Fire departments, Dunnellon High School Air Force Jr. ROTC, Scallys, Dunnellon High and Middle school marching bands, Queen of the Rainbow Danille Prinz, Little Ms. and Mr. Dunnellon, Dunnellon Animal Hospital, Dunnellon Christian Academy, Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, First United Methodist Church Youth Group, Cub Scout Pack 469, Dunnellon Womens Club, Viola Soffe, the Boomtown mayor, Cross at the River Cowboy Church with approximately 16 riders and two rodeo clowns, Sepulvedas ATA Martial Arts, the Kiwanis AKtion Club, the state Division of Forestry with Smokey the Bear, Meeks/Eason Family, Dunnellon 4-H and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Girl Scout Troop 379 will sell drinks, food and glow necklaces and reindeer headbands during the parade to raise money Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts celebration. The judges station will again be in front of the Riverland News, a community partner. For more information about the Christmas parade, call the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. GOLDEN continued from page 1 SANTA continued from page 1 PARADE continued from page 1 Sign of the times JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLt. Sue Webb, left, of the Dunnellon Police Department watches as city employee Steve Wetmore, center, and Robert Scally of Scallys Towing secure the departments new message board Monday afternoon after unloading it from a delivery truck. The message board, which cost $15,700, was purchased through a Marion County JAG grant the police department secured earlier this year. The Matrix Message Board is 80 inches wide, 76 inches tall and 5 inches thick and weighs 3,000 pounds. The item will be used to display messages during emergencies and special events. COMMUNITY EVENTS

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M ore than half-amillion Americans experience homelessness on any given night. Nearly 20 percent of them are chronically homeless, meaning they are on the streets regularly. Social Security has several programs that pay benefits to qualified individuals, including those who are homeless. These programs include retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs-based program for people who are blind, disabled, or age 65 or older. If you know someone who is homeless, and you want to learn more about how Social Security might help, a good place to get information is at www.socialsecurity.gov/homelessness. That page includes a link to the Spotlight on Homelessness a website designed to help the homeless apply for SSI. Its available at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-homeless.htm. The homelessness page also includes links to information on health care for the homeless, institutionalization, advocacy groups, reports on homeless outreach, and even links to other websites like the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and HUD. Youll find other information helpful to the homeless on www.socialsecurity.gov. For example, there is a link to our Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, or BEST. Based on answers to various questions, this tool helps determine the benefits someone might be eligible for and gives information about how to qualify and apply. Go directly to www.socialsecurity.gov/best. Tell anyone you know who is homeless or threatened with homelessness to use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool and to check out the different types of benefits and assistance they may be eligible to receive. Spread the word about the help available to the homeless. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/homelessness to learn more. 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Ray Felver owns the property and a lien has been placed upon the cleared-out property until he pays for the demolition of the house. Otherwise, Larry Straus, code enforcement officer with the city, said the city will likely become owners of the property. The operator of the excavator lifts up a large chunk of debris to be placed into a waiting dump truck. Social Security helps the homeless Adon Williams A load of debris is about to discarded into a waiting dump truck. Four loads of debris were hauled from the derelict house on Walnut Street.

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Liam Bishop sings during a portion of the program. DCA students from left, Alexa Hastings, Mya Dellera, Ryan Rowles, Danny Casanora and Levi Suarez participate in the schools Christmas program.16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Acadmey second through sixth grade students hosted their Christmas program, Miracle on Main Street, last Thursday. Students, from left, are: Stacey Popp, Taylor Joiner, Savannah Pochis, Rebecca Carameros, Sarah Durst, Jacob Nicholson and Jonathan Nicholson. Alana Floridia participates in a scene from the program. Sissy Elliott is all smiles after her singing performance. Students, from left, are: Angelina Zimmer, Brice Connelly, Andre Hendrix, Mya Mills and Jacob Green, gather around the manager where baby Jesus is born. Mya Mills, portraying Mary, holds baby Jesus during a part of the students performance.

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Ron Kerschner, 60Ron River Ron Kerschner, 60, of Citrus Springs died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1208 and was previously employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad. Mr. Kerschner is survived by his son, Aaron Kerschner; daughter, Tracy Graham, Citrus Springs; granddaughter, Ashlee Graham of Citrus Springs; sisters, Kelly Hedrick, Ill.; Veronia Gibson, Ill.; and Patty Mattel, Ariz.; mother, Mary Doak, Arthur, Ill. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, 1 p.m., Dec. 17, 2011, at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with Rev. Christopher Greaves officiating, please feel free to wear Harley Davidson attire. Elsie Whitney, 94Elsie Whitney, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Legacy House in Ocala. Ms. Whitney was of Presbyterian faith and is survived by one daughter, Adrienne Brown and one sister, Lorraine Lundstrom, R.I. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. OBITUARIES M any reasons exist why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season. I hear of those who attack the Christmas season and I take no notice to them at all. The thing that keeps buffoons energized is attention paid to them. If they were really serious about their so-called beliefs, they would leave the country during the Christmas season and go somewhere where it is not celebrated. My recommendation is the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Ignoring the holiday buffoons, I snuggle down and enjoy the Christmas festivities. So much about the season to savor and enjoy. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has our home all decorated for the Christmas season. In the evening, we sit down in the living room among all of the decorations, sip our hot cocoa and have a healthy slice of Christmas fruitcake. When it comes to decorating things, I dont even have a thumb. During this time, I envy those who are all thumbs. My decorating expertise is simply to enjoy the work done. And that I do. I love everything about the Christmas season, except maybe shopping in the mall. I think there should be some kind of a law restricting shopping in the mall. It is not that I hate going to the mall well, I guess if I am truthful, I really do hate going to the mall. If they had a nice good used bookstore, I might see my way to the mall more often and deliberately. Apart from the mall, the Christmas season is a terrific time to be alive. I love the Christmas trees. Go ahead and call it a Holiday Tree if you do not mind letting other people know how stupid you really sound. Solomon, in the Old Testament, had some of these people in mind when he wrote, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). If it is a Holiday Tree, which holiday does it represent? I love all the decorations associated with this time of year. Throughout the year, everything seems to be rather drab, but when Christmas comes along things begin to brighten up. I love all the stories associated with Christmas. Yes, I know some of them are just stories made up; but every once in a while it is good to listen to a story. The fact that somebody has accused Santas reindeers of bullying poor little Rudolph only indicate that some people do not know the difference between fact and fiction. Do not let this get out, but, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer does not even exist. He is just a made-up character in a Christmas story. I know that will come as a shock to many people, but the truth is the truth no matter whom it hurts. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 17 0009XXK 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 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 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 0009R66 0009ZHT CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 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 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 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 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 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 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000A1UE 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! 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 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 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 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 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 Out to pastor Christmas fruitcake always gets a bad rap Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 19 CHURCH EVENTS Everlasting Light presented by NOBCNorth Oak Baptist Church will present Everlasting Light at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, by the Worship Choir of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. A Christmas Goodies fellowship will follow the presentation. The community is invited to attend. North Oak is at the corner of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-1688. 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 352-854-4509 ext 221. Jill Booth of St. John Catholic Church Craft Group displays one of the many Christmas items that were being sold Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Craft Fair at the church. A record crowd attended, with more than 30 vendors selling their crafts. Special to the Riverland News

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Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-9103 Mon.-Sat. 8:30 7:30pm Sun. 11-6:30pm 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 We can cook your dinners, fix your catering tray for your family get together or office parties with as little as 24 hrs notice. I love the music of Christmas. Particularly, because 90 percent of the Christmas music is religious. Go figure? Nothing is more inspiring than listening to a choir sing Handels Messiah. Of course, there is a danger that the wrong people will get hold of this great piece of music and want to change the title. I am looking for someone to protest this and insist we call it, Handels Person. The music of Christmas is uplifting and inspiring despite all the naysayers who seem to come out of the ground during this time of the year. I wish they would stay underground and celebrate whatever they celebrate with Punxsutawney Phil. Dare I mention the food of Christmas? Im going to anyway. The best thing about the food at Christmas time is that nobody, and when I am talking about nobody, I am referring of course to my wife, says, You shouldnt be eating that. The beauty of Christmas food is that you can eat it whenever and as much as you like. When I come back for my second slice of fruitcake and somebody looks at me I always say, Im starting my diet next month. And I get away with it. Speaking of fruitcake, it is the best part of the Christmas food frenzy. My biggest concern in this area is that the fruitcake has gotten a very bad rap by people who do not understand this delicacy. It is a very wonderful way for a person to get their daily portion of fruit. How nice of it to be mixed in with cake. After all, if the word fruit, is associated with it, it must be good, right? Everybody knows fruit is good for a person. I take my portion of vegetables in carrot cake and my portion of fruit in fruitcake. This is the cuisine of the gods. There is a very practical side to this fruitcake business. As I am picking up my fifth slice of fruitcake, I begin thinking about the New Year and how I need to add more fruit to my diet. As I slowly chew on the fruitcake, every aspect of my being is energized with glorious delight and goodwill toward men. After a few slices of fruitcake, I am in such a good mood that even the Holiday Tree people do not bother me so much. Nothing comes between my fruitcake and me. Christmas is the season to rejoice in Gods love for the world so much that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 17 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. Universalists to present series on mandala Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists have scheduled a series devoted to learning about mandalas. The series will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 with a talk by Patricia Kittleman, a student and teacher of the mandala. The following three topics will be at 1 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 15. Learn how to draw your own personal mandala for enjoyment, relaxation and meditation. The drawing sessions will be led by Jan Hitchcock, art instructor from CCF. Cost is $10 for each art class. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists is at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information or to sign up, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545. Church to host bible studyFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host a series titled, Precept Upon Precept, a communitywide, interdenominational study of Abraham: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God, a beginners class. The study will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 12, at the church at 20831 Powell Road. Cost is $13.50 plus a few other one-time supplies. For more information, call Debbie Coradi at 4459528. Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.or g. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. CHURCH EVENTS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKayla Spinelli, left, drops a donation in the Red Kettle as Cathy Williams, volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army continues to ring the bell. Salvation Army volunteers recently wrapped up their Red Kettle campaign in the Dunnellon area.

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A bright future lay in the cards for the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport, at least officials are hopeful as the county presented its plan Nov. 29 to recruit both aviation and nonaviation business to the former military training facility under county control since the late 1940s. The County Commission, in April, adopted a business plan for the airport to go along with its master plan. We feel the airport is one of the lesser known assets in the county, Charlie Stone, commission chairman, said. During the meeting, Airport Manager John Helms laid out future plans for expansion at the facility. There are potential areas for growth on the airside of the airport, he noted. And we looked at developing outside areas that cant be used for aviation. One key component of developing growth at the decades-old facility, Helms explained, was improving entry points such as roads and taxiways at the airport. The roads are in need of rejuvenation, he told County Commissioners. Stone agreed, but asked for more information such as costs to improve roads leading to the area. He also asked for the cost estimates to relocate current signage to a more visible location. Recently, the airports runways were improved. The facilitys main runway was repaved while the secondary runway was rejuvenated using grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The FAA funding was provided through a tax on aviation fuel. Its a big step forward, Helms said. Its a nice giant billboard from the sky. In the aviation world, itll bring a lot of attention to the facility. Though some were in favor of expansion, residents in attendance wanted to know who was going to pay for expansion at the facility. All this planning is nice, Dave Walker said. But why put money into it that doesnt show a return on it. I dont think its appropriate to spend taxpayers dollars on it. Only a handful of people use this facility. I dont think using taxpayer dollars on it is wise unless youre going to see a return on it. Let (businesses) that want to come here pump money into it. Mayor Fred Ward, who was one of four Dunnellon City Council representatives present at the meeting, said its important to create job growth for future generations. We need to entice businesses to come, he said, countering Walkers comments. We certainly need to be prudent, but we need to do things to attract folks here. This is for our children, our grandchildren, so they can find jobs in Marion County so they can stay close to home. Walker said spending money so future generations can pay for it isnt the right way to approach it. We say were doing it for our children and our grandchildren, he said. But we havent even asked them what they want. Dunnellon City Councilwoman Penny Fleeger asked if businesses could pay for development at the airport without taxpayer dollars being used. Helms said they could do so through an agreement with the county. They would lease the property, he said. After so many years, the building reverts to county ownership. While the meeting was established to focus on future development, some residents made sure the focus strayed from course as the opponents of the much-maligned aerobatic box spoke out against it. The aerobatics is not conducive to people coming in here, resident Valerie Weinke. The noise over here is not good for us. The Dunnellon-area resident was pointed in her comments to commissioners. I want you to do another decibel reading, she said. I want one to be done. Why isnt this being followed up? I want you people to investigate it. Earl Otting, who lives south of the airport, said he bought his home in the area about 50 years ago and is not against growth at the facility. He explained commissioners need to consider the neighbors around the area in their plans. It scares me when you talk about development, he explained. I dont want some secondrate operation out here, that all they are going to do is fly above the airport 24 hours a day. He said he certainly wouldnt object if a 747 flies in. They are here for a few seconds and then gone, he noted. Otting then finally took commissioners to task about the aerobatic box. Whos making the decisions out here? he asked. Who makes the calls out here? I want you five to be doing it. 20 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000A1UB 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet $ 1 OFF DINNER only $ 8.85 LUNCH only $ 6.65 1 per person. Cannot be used with any other offer. 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BELOW: Tia Ard, left, and Susan DeSimone clap along to the choirs songs. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News County hopes to entice companies to use facility

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Taylor Jr. proposes to petition the Board of County Commissioners of Marion County, Florida to adopt a Resolution to vacate and annul that certain Plat or portion of Plat of Rolling Ranch Estates, subject to the Family Division access being from SW 134th Court, not State Road 484. The property to be vacated and annulled is described as follows: Tract 21, Rolling Ranch Estates, a subdivision as per Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book K, Page(s) 10 through 22, of the public records of Marion County, Florida. Parcel Identification Number: 35290021-000 This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 177, Florida Statutes. A petition for vacation and resolution to vacate shall be considered by the Board after required publication of this Notice. Persons wishing to do so should provide their written comments on this subject to the Office of the County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34471, prior to the 8th day of February 2011. December 15 and 22, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 270-1222 RIVCarlson Sr., Robert J. 2011 CP 1319 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2011 CP 1319 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. CARLSON, SR. a/k/a ROBERT JOSEPH CARLSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ROBERT J. CARLSON, SR. a/k/a ROBERT JOSEPH CARLSON, deceased, whose date of death was September 13, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 089-12-8895 File Number 2011 CP 1319, (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. CARLSON, JR. Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert J. Carlson, Sr. a/k/a Robert Joseph Carlson 326 Portland Place, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0021415 Attorney for Petitioner, 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 December 15 and 22, 2011. 271-1222 RIVHutchinson, Elvira S. 2011-CP-1410 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1410 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ELVIRA S. HUTCHINSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELVIRA S. HUTCHINSON, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2011, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representatives: Dale Hutchinson 13 Wild Plum Court, Stafford, Virginia 22554 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net December 15 and 22, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Lien Notices 267-1215 RIV12/29 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C& M Towing gives Notice o f Foreclosure of Lien an d intent to sell thes e vehicle(s) on 12/29/201 1 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St. Ocala, FL 34470, pursuan t to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C& M Towing reserves the righ t to accept or reject an y and/or all bids. 1FABP42EXJF27697 1 1988 FORD 1HGFA16846L08489 2 2006 HONDA 2CNDL13F87600440 6 2007 CHEVROLET 2CNDL63F15609535 2 2005 CHEVROLET JTKDE16767014825 1 2007 TOYOTA Dec. 15, 2011. 268-1215 RIV 12/29 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Auction S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C hereby gives notice o f leins and intent to se l these vehicle(s) o n 12/29/2011, 10:00 a.m. a t 2011 North Martin Luthe King Blvd., Ocala, F L 34475. Pursuant to Florid a Statutes Subsectio n 713.78 S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves th e right to accept or rejec t any and/or all bids 1FALP52UXVA10880 3 1997 FORD Dec. 15, 2011. 269-1215 RIV 12/28 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notic e of Foreclosure of Lien an d intent to sell these vehi cles on 12/28/2011, 09:0 0 am at 1901 NW MARTI N LUTHER KING JR AVE OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsectio n 713.78 of the Florida Stat utes. BIG JOES TOWIN G SERVICE INC reserves th e right to accept or rejec t any and/or all bids. 2FAFP71W1WX17572 9 1998 FORD Dec. 15, 2011. 272-1215 RIV 12/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s ) will be sold for charge s due on 12/30/2011, a t 8:00AM 2000 FORD VIN # 2FMDA5146YBA55491 Address where vehicle(s ) are stored and will b e sold: Scrambletow n Wrecker Service 1567 9 NE Hwy. 314, Silve Springs, FL 3448 8 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecke Service reserves the righ t to except or reject an y and all bids. Dec. 15, 2011. Lien Notices 265-1215 RIV 12/30 & 1/4 sales 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. 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Lee Jacobson, MPT, recently completed 15 years of service with TLC Rehab Inc. He currently serves as a physical therapist in the Dunnellon Clinic. He has been practicing since 1993 when he graduated from Loma Linda University with his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. After moving to Florida, Jacobson began working for TLC Rehab Inc. in November 1996. He is a member of his professional association, and has been active locally on Ocalas sub-district chair, at the state level as an assembly representative of the Northern District and, nationally, as a House of Delegate. He volunteers locally with Habitat for Humanity. Question: Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages? Answer: Yes. We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/e stimator to test different retirement scenarios. This online tool will give you retirement benefit estimates based on current law and real time access to your earnings record. The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional what if retirement scenarios. Its even available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. You can test even more alternatives at www.socialsecurity.gov/p lanners/calculators.htm. Question: If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in our payments because we are married? Answer: No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouses Social Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized simply because they are married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. Question: Is there a time limit on Social Security disability benefits? Answer: Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you cannot work. We will review your case at regular intervals to make sure you are still disabled. Learn more by reading our publication, Disability Benefits, at www.social security.gov/pubs/ 10029.html. Question: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that persons record? Answer: Social Security survivor benefits can be paid to: A widow or widower unreduced benefits at full retirement age, or reduced benefits as early as age 60; A disabled widow or widower as early as age 50; A widow or widower at any age if he or she takes care of the deceaseds child who is under age 16 or disabled, and receiving Social Security benefits; Unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending high school full time. Under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children; Children at any age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled; and Dependent parents age 62 or older. Even if you are divorced, you still may qualify for survivor benefits. For more information, go to www.social security.gov. 22 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 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 American Legion Post 58 to offer free Christmas dinner Throughout the year, the American Legion makes it a point to give back to and support its local community through fundraisers, donations to organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Club as well as visits to Hampton Manor residents, Boys State functions in Tallahassee, and many other worthwhile charitable functions. It is with this desire to give back to the community in mind, that your local American Legion Wall Rives Post 58 of Dunnellon, will host is annual, come one come all, free Christmas dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Legion Hall at 10730 N. U.S. 41, just north of the Wal-Mart. Post Commander John Taylor mentions that this dinner is planned and prepared for you by the Post to give thanks and share with the community, to open the hall for any and all local folks to come and share the Christmas spirit, a wonderful hot Christmas ham dinner and take part in some good natured camaraderie. The dinner is free of charge to all that come. Helping out with this years dinner, as in years past, is the Post 58 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Also helping out will be, Jan and Leo DeWitt, of Families In Need Of Dunnellon Inc. Special to the Riverland News Solstice practice Special to the Riverland NewsUnitarian-Universalists members Joan Burnett, left, and Joe Wetzel, of Dunnellon, practice their light-heated winter solstice service based on an early representation of the shifting seasons. This pre-Christian Celtic battle between the Oak King and the Holly King will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 465-4225 or visit naturecoastuu.org. BRIDGE SCORES SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Dec. 6: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 8,000; 2. Evelean Clarkson, 7,150; 3. Barbara Hanington, 6,170; 4. Millie Morales, 5,840; 5. Betsy Davis, 5,680). Slams: Millie Morales and Wilma Jester, 6S; Millie Morales and Luise Pellett, 6D; Betsy Davis and Evelean Clarkson, 6 NT; Barbara Hanington and Nick Caspero, 6S. Rainbow Springs Country Club Dinner Bridge Results of play from Nov. 30: Winners: 1. Millie Morales and Luise Pellett, 5,510; 2. Bill Smead and Carol Jensen, 4,900; 3. Billie Barnes and Ruth Brucker, 3,810; 4. Gordon and Betty Quigley, 2,870; 5. Richard and Betsy Davis, 2,420. The next dinner bridge will be Jan. 25 hosted by Betty Koehler (489-7509) and Nancy Meyer (489-5664). Any club member who would like to join us, call either Betty or Nancy. Jacobson marks 15 years with TLC Rehab

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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 15, 2011 Vol 30 No. 9 75 cents VISIT US:www.riverlandnews.comCALL US: 489-2731E-MAIL: editor@riverlandnews.com WHATS HAPPENING Give Food 4 Kids a helping handBob Evans in Ocala on State Road 200 near County Road 484 will donated 15 percent of your bill to Food 4 Kids Inc. today. Pick up a flyer as you enter the restaurant, have your meal, then present the flyer when you pay your bill. Also, Norms Clean Cuts Barber Shop on Bostick Street is collecting donations for Food 4 Kids. The barbershop is also sponsoring Toys for Tots this holiday season. For more information or questions, call Linda at 352-566-8289. DPD to condut DUI checkpoint, saturuation patrolsThe Dunnellon Police Department will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2. Saturation Patrols have been scheduled throughout the city on Dec. 17, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and a DUI Checkpoint has been scheduled for 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the 12100 Block of U.S. 41, both the northbound and southbound lanes. For more information, contact Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez at 465-8510 or email jgonzalez@dunnellonpd.org. 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. Police: Boat sinks in river No one injured in morning incidentLaw enforcement authorities received a 911 emergency call early Tuesday morning about 3:30 a.m. about a boat sinking in the Withlacoochee River with six people on board. The Dunnellon Police Department dispatched its Marine Unit and upon arriving, found four people on the vessel, which had taken on water. Two others had swam to shore and called for help. The four people stuck aboard the boat were brought to shore by police, where they were given a check up by members of Dunnellon Fire Rescue. Fire officials were then transported to the scene of the sinking boat to check for any hazards and found none. The boat eventually sank. None of those on board the vessel said who was driving and because no one was hurt, no charges were filed, said Lt. Sue Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission were called about the incident. An official with the FWC said those involved would be given a self-report form to file regarding the accident and would have 30 days to complete. If not submitted within those 30 days, the official said, the owner of the vessel would be charged with a misdemeanor. As far as removal of the boat is concerned, the official said, the boat would be checked for any fluids leaking. If there were none, it would fall on the owner of the vessel to hire a company and have it removed at their cost. A late-morning inspection of the capsized vessel showed a gash under the hull where it appeared the boat had hit something; however, during the initial investigation, Lt. Webb, said those on the boat never indicated the vessel had hit anything in the water. Parade ready to roll Event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. SaturdayCharlene Williams is aiming for a Family Tradition style celebration Saturday night as the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade rolls along Chestnut Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. And, shes not talking about a Hank Williams-style Family Tradition. So, she said, leave your rowdy friends at home. The theme for this years parade is Family Tradition, so chosen for this years parade marshals, the Scally family, who are owners and operators of the famous Front Porch Restaurant and Scallys Lube and Go as well as Scallys Towing. They were chosen in honor of their dearly beloved Stan Scally who embraced the family values and traditions that our country was founded upon, Williams said about the family patriarch. Kathleen Cunningham, one of his daughters, said its an honor the family was chosen for the honor. We just appreciate the support of the town, said Kathleen Cunningham, one of Stan Scallys daughters. Weve been here a long time, love the Dunnellon area and the people. We just do what we do, try to make people happy and feed them good food. We try to take care of our obligations, try to make people happy. Family is family and family comes first. We were raised to help other people and thats what live by. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. along Cedar Street and move toward Pennsylvania Avenue, where it will move east toward the Rainbow River. During the parade, all side streets along both streets will be closed. Williams said the parade will last up to an hour, at which time the roads will reopen. She asks for courtesy and patience while the roads are closed for the event. Itll be for a short while, but we just ask that people are aware theyll be closed for a short time for this fabulous event, she explained. Williams said shes excited Santa to bring hot stuff to childrens party Santa Claus is coming to town early, and yes hell be bearing gifts for children in the area as Dunnellon Fire Rescue will host its annual Childrens Christmas Party from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall at 20520 E. Pennsylvania Ave. While the size of the program has changed in the 20 years its been going on; certainly, the mission has not to provide children, who might otherwise go without, presents during the Christmas holiday. I remember when we started, we did it here at the fire station, said Fire Chief Joe Campfield, noting Tri-County RC Club partners with the department to sponsor the event. And it just grew from there; that it was just too much to do it here. For the past seven years, the Dunnellon Bingo Hall has opened its doors to the fire department allowing officials to host the event there. The additional space allows for more children, but also provides for plenty of room for folks to eat and move around when the time comes. Frank King and his staff have helped a lot, Campfield said. They deserve a lot of credit for what they do to make this happen. Campfield also offered praise for residents and businesses in the community who contribute to the cause. This year, Campfield said, they expect JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrittany Landers and her Golden Retriever, Sam, will compete at the Eukanuba National Jr. Obedience Saturday in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Riverland News file photoAddison Schweers, then 2, is greeted by Santa Claus as her mom, Jennifer, attempts to get her daughter to smile at last years Childrens Christmas Party. Teen, her dog to compete at national show When Brittany Landers decided she wanted a dog, she did her research. Her research led her to the decision that a golden retriever was the perfect dog for her. She began leaving little hints for her parents on the refrigerator, on the phone; little reminders and pieces of evidence to show her parents that the golden retriever was, in fact, the perfect dog. Little did she know, she had done enough convincing. One day, Landers mom, Karen, told her that they were going to look at a horse. Landers went, with riding gear on just in case a test drive would be in order, to the farm with her parents. When they got out of the car, Landers saw a golden retriever and proceeded to tell her parents to look, that this was the type of dog she wanted. All the way to the barn, Landers was so excited about the beautiful golden retriever. When they entered the barn, she was still so excited about the dog, she hardly noticed the puppies. It wasnt until her parents told her, that she realized that the horse was just an excuse. The real reason that they were at the farm was for Landers to bring home a puppy. She became the proud owner of a female golden retriever, she later named Skittles. Fast forward a few years. Now Landers has sevGOLDENCHANCE Annual event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Bingo Hall JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SANTA page 14 LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News See GOLDEN page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Charlene Williamsexcited about annual parade. See PARADE page 14

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A 54-year-old transient man was charged with failure to register as a sexual offender Saturday after law enforcement authorities discovered he had established or maintained a transient residence in this state, reports stated. According to the arrest report, Officers Mike Miley and Bruce Arnold made contact with Pinkney L. Preston, formerly of South Carolina, in the Rainbow Square Plaza parking lot at 11352 N. Williams St. and discovered the defendant is a registered sexual offender from South Carolina. Preston, the report stated, told authorities he has been living in Florida for the past five months and has not registered, nor notified the state of his being here. The report stated Officer Miley ran the defendants information through the Marion County Sheriffs Office Teletype and confirmed that Preston is a registered sexual offender in South Carolina. According to the report, Preston advised authorities he was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in 1991. He was booked into the Marion County Jail. According to jail records, his bond was set at $25,000.Woman charged with domestic batteryA 22-year-old Dunnellon woman was charged with domestic battery Thursday after striking her boyfriend with a closed fist, arrest reports stated. According to the report, Meghan M. Audette did intentionally strike her boyfriend with a closed fist, against his will, causing swelling and bruising to the left side face area and swelling to the left ear. The report stated Officer Bruce Arnold reported to a physical confrontation in the 20700 block of Park Avenue. Upon his arrival, Officer Arnold made contact with the both the defendant and the victim. During the investigation, the victim advised Officer Arnold he and Audette were arguing over money when she became outraged and began striking the victim several times on the left side of his face, the report stated. According to the report, Officer Arnold observed swelling to the left side of the victims face along with swelling to his left ear. Officer Arnold also observed two torn T-shirts lying on the floor of the residence, which the victim informed him the defendant ripped off of him. After determining Audette was the primary aggressor, Officer Arnold completed his investigation and placed the defendant into handcuffs and transported to the Marion County Jail. No bond was set.Man charged with grand theftA 30-year-old Dunnellon man was charged with grand theft and resisting arrest without violence Sunday, Dec. 4, reports stated. According to the arrest report, Dustin Carroll entered Walmart and took into his possession an Acer Desktop PC in which he ran out the garden center entrance/exit after an associate instructed the defendant to stop. Carroll did pass the last point of sale, exiting into the parking lot, not paying for the computer, which was later recovered. While searing for the defendant, a Marion County Sheriffs deputy observed Carroll in the area of Powell Road at which time the deputy instructed the defendant to stop; however, after seeing the deputy, the defendant continued to run from him, the report stated. After utilizing a deputy sheriff K-9 and setting up a perimeter, Carroll was found in the area of Powell Road at Robinson Road. According to the report, Carroll was informed of his Miranda rights and agreed to speak with law enforcement officials. At this time, the report stated, he did admit to taking the computer to later sell and purchase narcotics. He was transported to the Marion County Jail. According to jail records, no bond was set. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 3. According to jail records, Carroll has been charged with a multitude of crimes throughout the past 11 years. Records showed hes been jailed 17 times since February 2000. 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River views Thanks to dentist for toothbrushesCarol Barbour, president of Chi Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi National Sorority, delivered cartons of tooth brushes to the Dunnellon Food for Kids Program. We want to thank Dr. Peter Stickney, Dunnellon dentist, for generously donating the brushes, and let him know how much they are appreciated. The children are certain to learn about good dental health because of his thoughtful contribution. Thank you, Dr. Stickney.Betsy Davis DunnellonTis the season to live in peace, loveThis is a very special time of the year for Christians and non-Christians alike and time for all to take a serious look at our universe and all the creatures that God (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu) has given to each of us to live in together in a peaceful, loving way regardless of creed or color. We all need to pray that in the future there will, indeed, be a world to live in and enjoy. Our lives are filled with too many hatreds, biases and lack of love and concern for all creatures put on this Earth by that very special someone called whomever is your belief but yet respecting the beliefs of those who many not call that special someone by your choice. The hatred in our world is truly alarming and seems to have increased in our great country. Each year we dwell on what we have accomplished, where weve been and how many material things we have amassed. For the sake of all that is holy, let us put those things aside and live in peace and love. Sincerely,Patricia C. Hess DunnellonThanks for restoring the viewMany thanks to the person or persons that is responsible for giving the residents of Rainbow Springs back their river view! It has been reported that the Beach Committee has worked hard at planning Florida friendly plants, but with the fast growing seasons in Florida, maybe less is best. Being able to have access to the beautiful river was one of the reasons we moved to Rainbow Springs. It is a pleasure to once again enjoy the park and see the water again.Larry and Carol Lamb Dunnellon Surviving the holidays Oh, brothers Ive been blessed with two brothers. Although blessed is not the word I used when we were growing up. I think the words were more like stuck with or cursed. Lucy and Linus come to mind, or Bart and Lisa Simpson. There was hair pulling, name calling and the teasing all siblings go through. You look at each other wrong and it starts a big fight. But the love and loyalty were always there, from day one. I am the middle child and the only girl, a tomboy from growing up with brothers. Being just two years apart in age, we hung out and played together every single day. Wed stay outside until the street lights came on and we had to go in. Those were the good ol days. We grew up with our own sitcom show. Our Fat Albert was named Ralph and he was every bit of 400 pounds. Old Weird Harold was named David and he carried around this long plastic string, which we called his wiggly worm. Yet, this seemed normal to us somehow. I would have to say my older brother, Dominic, was Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties and my younger brother, Robert, would have to be John Boy Walton, both characters I loved. I have no idea what moniker they would pin on me, perhaps Patty Duke or Nancy Drew. We have so many inside jokes, my brothers and I. Sometimes just one word will make us crack up. Sometimes its just a look or a sound. I have laughed the loudest and cried the hardest with those two. And Ive trusted them with many secrets. Dominic was the ringleader and our mentor. It was always his decision what we would do that day, whether it was a game of kickball, hide-and-goseek or pickle. And that meant we would follow his rules, which werent always fair, but always made him the winner. Today hes one of the best people I know, fair, generous, friendly, compassionate and honest to a fault. Everybody loves him. Hes an awesome father, brother and son. But he still doesnt like to lose and he hates board games. Robert has always been quiet. My mother says thats because me and Dominic never shut up long enough so he could speak. We hung around together and got along good even as children. Where I am loud, he is quiet. Where I am dark, he is light. And where Im an optimist, he is the complete opposite. Yet, I love him dearly and value his opinion. He loves animals and children and doesnt have a mean bone in his body. Hes a man of few words, but fiercely loyal and you always know where you stand with him. And hes incredibly funny whenever he gets the chance. You just have to wait for him to speak. I miss my brothers most around the holidays. Theyre the ones I giggled with on Christmas Eve when our mom kept telling us to go to sleep or Santa wasnt coming. We watched all the Christmas movies together, our favorite being Miracle on 34th Street. I have memories of us decorating the tree while we drank hot chocolate and listened to Alvin and The Chipmunks sing about hula hoops. And my dad had a rule: the first one who broke an ornament went to bed. Of course, this was all in fun, but I think I was the first every year. The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe 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, RIVERLAND NEWS GUEST COLUMN LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE Gather. Go. Get. That is the new catch phrase to renew your license. It was time to renew mine and I couldnt put it off any longer. I looked over the list of items I needed. Utility bill, check! Ive got plenty of those. My Social Security card is sitting in my jewelry box. The deed to my house is in a box in the bathroom. You notice how well I take care of my legal documents. They may not be safe, but I know where they are. For instance, my birth certificate is in a vase with pens and pencils on my desk. What? Its not like I get flowers. See, right here, born Feb. 16, 1902. Huh? Oh man, its my grandmothers birth certificate. Sorry Mal, she would be turning in her grave if she knew I gave out her birth date! Its been sitting in that vase for the past six years. I was so proud of myself for knowing exactly where my birth certificate was. Now I have to rip the house apart looking for it. One of these years, I am going to clean out every junk drawer in this house, just not this year. Seven drawers in the desk in my kitchen show no results. Five drawers in Mals old secretary desk, nada! Its a nope on the dinning room buffet, and another zip on the two record collection cabinets. I know I have seen the dang thing, but where? Ill try the boxes under the bed with my tax records. I find nothing but dust there. My last hope is the two nightstands by my bed. OK, I find a report I wrote in 1976 (eighth grade) Signs of the Times. It is a collection of newspaper stories from Nov. 10 through Dec. 10 with commentary from me. I got an A on the project. Here is a sample: Bridgeport Post, dateline Nov. 19, 1976, Chinese Nuclear Cloud May Hit Western U.S. Trying to calm my teacher, I wrote, There is no cause for alarm because the cloud was not as dangerous as exspected (sic) to be. My teacher missed that spelling error. All the letters I are dotted with big round circles. I kept this report all these years because because, well I havent the foggiest idea why I kept it! This nightstand is a shrine to my school days. I have all my report cards from grammar school through college. Sixth grade, Sister Helen Mary said: Kathy can be careless at times. I must have gone down from first grade where Sister Marie Emma said: Kathleen is an above average student. In third grade, my favorite teacher Mrs. Pauline Clarke (she was from Many moons ago The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for those dealing with loss, whether it is a spouse, a friend or even a beloved pet. The spirit of the season may exacerbate feelings of despair while others are celebrating family time and spirituality. This time of the year is a bump along the way for many in their healing process. While grief is unique for each person, it affects all of us at some point in life. Dont be hard on yourself. Grief is the price we pay for loving someone and it is a natural reaction to losing that special person. Your grief is derived from the relationship you had with another and the circumstances of their death. The support you have after a loss may either help or hinder the process. Remember to ask for help from those with whom you feel comfortable and feel free to decline invitations that drain your energy. Your faith and spirituality are key factors in helping you heal, even though you may feel angry or resentful. This is normal. It is not unusual for grief to affect you both physically and emotionally. Consider this analogy: grief is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs; good days and bad days. Accept both and dont think you will always feel this way. Feelings change day to day; moment to moment. Surprisingly for many, the beginning is not the worst. For weeks, most people may just feel numb and go through the motions of life. Then, deep lows may wash over you. Some drops are predictable, but others are not. The experience is unique to each individual and should not be cause for alarm, but if you feel you need professional help, seek it out. There are many resources to provide support. While you may understand that grief is a process, you must also accept that there is no set timetable. Pain will lessen over time, but there is no prescribed way to grieve there is only your way. A time will come when you return to similar, and sometimes better, levels of functioning. You will forever have a bond with the person who died. Because of the deep connection, you may experience surges in grief many years after your loss ... like during the holidays as you remember time spent together celebrating the season. Instead of grief, these moments evolve into fond memories of special moments. Talking about loss might help you deal with your feelings. Memorials and other rituals can ease your grief. Above all else, acknowledge your loss and accept your feelings as normal. You should prepare to cope with loneliness and draw on your strengths to do so. Recognize other difficult days to Kathleen Wallace Mery Lossada See GUEST page 5 Audrey Beem See SMILE page 5 See JERSEY GIRL page 5

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Hospice of Marion County offers a new free publication, A Loved One Has Died, outlining normal responses to loss and how you can handle them to help your healing process. For a free copy, call 854-5230.Mery Lossada, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and the medical director for Hospice of Marion County. GUEST continued from page 4 England and I loved her accent) wrote: Kathleen continues to work well, but she needs more self confidence. The best is Miss Byrnes, my high school History teacher, who wrote: Good worker; should concentrate on improving spelling. Sorry to disappoint Miss Byrnes, but my spelling never improved. OK, why am I keeping my old report cards? No clue on that either. I did find a lovely letter. It states: I know you will do good in everything you try because you have one strong point: you stand up to anybody. You arent scared. She goes on to say, I hope you remember me as much as I remember you Love and good luck always, Patty. Thank you kindly, Patty. Ill remember those words the next time I am panicking. Sorry, I cant remember who you are. Eureka! My birth certificate was stuck between my autobiography from eighth grade, which is hysterical, and a book of poems I wrote. This look back in time was fun. I learned two important things: I need a safe deposit box and a very large shredder. SMILE continued from page 4 We have this thing going at Christmas where we try to buy each other the most unusual gift we can find. There have been years when wheelbarrows, picnic baskets and a lawn statue of St. Francis have been unwrapped. This year, Dominic in Iowa will miss all the fun, but well make up for it when we see him. So Id like to tell my brothers I miss them. But near or far, theyre always in my heart. I wouldnt trade them for all the Christmas presents in the world. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Items for homeless program neededThe 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.Garden Club to meet for Christmas luncheonThe Dunnellon Garden Club will celebrate its annual Christmas luncheon at the Ivy House at 11 a.m. today in Williston in lieu of its regular meeting at the Dunnellon Womens Club. Any member wishing to attend should call Bobbi Shaw at 489 8554 to be placed on the list of attendees. Regular meetings will resume at noon Jan. 19 at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 11756 Cedar St. Jewell Pontius will be the guest speaker and will talk about Lasagna Gardening. Refreshments will be served, guests are always welcome. The Dunnellon Garden Club will sponsor its annual Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. State Road 40, in Friendship Hall. Members will receive their tickets at the Christmas luncheon. They will go on sale to the general public afterward.Greater Masonic High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club No. 665 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Please plan to attend for this will be the installation of officers for 2012. Following the installation, there will be a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Bob Brady at (352) 854-9612. For more information, call Bob Brady.

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Friends of the Library to host Christmas saleThe 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 (352) 438-2520.American Legion activities slatedAmerican 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. 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. The post is sponsoring an Angel Tree for the benefit of under privileged children who may not experience the magic of Christmas. Stop by the post and pick an Angel from the Angel Tree and purchase a gift for that child. For more information, call (352) 465-4864.Womans Club to host cookie exchangeThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will have its Christmas Cookie Exchange at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Each lady brings six dozen cookies, wrapped in individual packets of one-dozen. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782. Ornament sale benefits Hospice of Marion CountyHospice of Marion County will sell Memory Tree Ornaments now 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 satin-lined gift box.Post Polio Support group to meetThe North Central Florida Post Polio Support Christmas Luncheon and program North Central 21st Salute will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Capt. Robert M. Kellogg, Medical Service Corp of the U.S. Navy, and Andrea L. Behrman, PhD, PT, Associate, Professor, University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy, will be the speakers. The cost is $7.50 per person. RSVP to Carolyn Raville at 489-1731 by Dec. 12. Seeing the prices of fresh herbs in the stores has encouraged me to grow more, and freeze fresh in blocks. Here in Florida many herbs can be grown year round, and easily be grown in containers. The plants add smell to the garden, and many have wonderful flowers. Perennial herbs require nothing more than good haircuts as the herb is used, water, and occasional feeding. Soils are the same for vegetables, and herbs will grow happily in the vegetable or flowerbed. One can dry the herbs for use. Tender leaf herbs such as basil, tarragon, lemon balm, and garden mints must be dried rapidly, away from light to keep the green color. Tying into bundles and hanging upside down in a warm dry place out of direct sun will work. Sage, rosemary, and thyme can be sundried briefly, avoiding excessive exposure to keep the color. Bundling and hanging upside down is the same way to dry various flowers that can be used for year round decoration. Acanthus, Eryngium and Echinops dry very well like this, and one friend has just tried roses. Once the herbs are dry, pack in glass, metal or cardboard containers that can be closed tightly to preserve the flavor and aroma. Another method of preserving used by a British chef I watch is to use an ice cube tray. Pack the fresh herb in the empty square. Back fill with water and freeze, as one would ice cubes. Then break the blocks from the tray, bag and label. When you defrost the cube, there is the herb ready to use. Spreading the herbs loosely onto a baking tray and freezing works, if you have room. Again, when frozen, decant into bags for use as required. One thing is to be sure not to refreeze herbs once defrosted, so make sure you only take out what you need. Microwave drying is another way, but as yet not one I have ever tried. Lay a single layer of clean, dry herb material on a kitchen paper towel. Place in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high depending on the leaf moisture content. Another style I learned from a lady is to use a home food dehydrator if you have one. Collecting seeds for replanting can be done using brown paper bags. Cut the sprigs and place in a bag. Cut a few tiny holes in the bag for air circulation and hang in an airy, dark spot with good air circulation. When dry, collect the seeds and store in dry airtight containers. This means that one has a ready supply of new seed for planting. If you have a green thumb, cuttings are another way to keep young stock growing. One plant that I have adopted is the Banana. Thought of as a tree by many, it is according to a great friend, an herb. The plants are good architectural plants for the garden, have different leaf colors, and range in heights from 3 inches to a massive 50 inches. A forum is available at bananas.org that allows questions, and facts to be found about this versatile plant. A member of the ginger family one can create a wonderful display when planted in an area together.E-mail questions to Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, at tracyjenner@aol.com. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 FOR ONLY $27.00* and save before the end of the year! You can have the paper delivered to your home every Thursday for a whole year. Subscribe today to Call 489-2731 today and get your subscription started. 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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing Christmas carols. On Friday, Dec. 9, as kids of all ages and adults waited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Rainbow Springs State Park Santa Over the Rainbow event, they all sang Christmas carols like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Deck the Halls. As Santa arrived on his pontoon boat, all the youngsters faces, even some of the adults faces, lit up with joy. Listening to everyone sing Christmas Carols, looking at such astonishing lights, and hearing children yell Santa, its Santa, you knew the event was a success. There was lots of entertainment, shopping, food, a light extravaganza and photo opportunities with Santa. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus took place at the Santa House. When Kota and Sky Davison Kaleshefski took their place on Santa and Mrs. Clauses lap, they both told Santa what they want for Christmas with big smiles on their face. I want a Nintendo DSI, a phone, and a car, Kota Kaleshefski, 8, said. Added 6-year-old Sky Kaleshefski: I want a phone, a computer, iPad, Nintendo DS, a motor scooter and a reindeer. As Collin Bellomy and William Richardson sat in Santas lap, they both giggled as Santa and Mrs. Clause talked to both of them. When asked what William, 6, wanted for Christmas, he replied: A motor boat. When asked if hed been good this year, he looked up to his dad, waiting for him to respond with a yes. When asked what Jaden Torres, 5, wanted for Christmas, he said with a big smile on his face: I want a motorcycle and a toy car. His sister Alexia, 3, said: I want a Dora, and to give grandma some love. Candice Souter, 7, said: I want some baby dolls, a doll house and a TV. Brother Camden Nelson, 11, said: I want a 3DS, some CDs, game cube games and a new controller. As Danielle Olsen, 17, walked into Santas house to take her picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus she told them, For Christmas I want baby clothes, a new baby boy, a swing and a play pen for her baby dolls, a video camera, a pink slap-on watch, the Barbie that loves Woody from Toy Story, a Toy Story umbrella and shirt. When Santa asked 6year-old Justin Alonso what he wanted for Christmas he got a rather different answer. The youngster replied: For Christmas, I would like a surprise. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 7 000A2BC 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon 2012 MEMBERSHIPS 2012 MEMBERSHIPS $2,400 Annual Single $3,800 Annual Family $1,500 Seasonal Single $2,400 Seasonal Family DONT FORGET ABOUT PLAYERS CARDS $1,400 f or 50 Rounds $800 f or 25 Rounds Dew Sweeper Special Golf & Breakfast $40 per person 2 pancakes, 2 eggs any style, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, home fries and juice or coffee Famous Golf Burger & Beer $40 before noon or $35 after noon With this coupon. Expires 12/19/11 With this coupon. Expires 12/19/11 (352) 522-0309 (352) 522-0309 JOINT PAIN? 0009YB8 2155 W. Mustang Blvd. Beverly Hills, F L 34465 746-5707 2236 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, F L 34453 344-Bone ( 2663 ) 520 SE 8th Ave. Crystal River, F L 34429 564-Bone ( 2663 ) Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted New Patients Welcome! Serving Citrus County Over 3 Decades Combined Walter I. Choung, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth M. Lemos, PA-C Physician Assistant Jeremiah A. Hubbard, DO Orthopaedic Surgeon Shoulders Shoulder pain is a common complaint with many common causes. Its important to make an accurate diagnosis for a desired outcome. Knees Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, overuse or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Hips Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement. Minimizing the time from replacement to recovery. Minimally Invasive Surgery Getting in the Christmas spirit! Photo by Sydney CohenCandice Souter, 7, and Camden Nelson, 11 with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Rainbow Springs State Park Santa Over the Rainbow event Friday, Dec. 9. More photos on page 12. SYDNEY COHEN For the Riverland News

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 says Ace Hardware for your monetary donation to the Newspapers in Education Program. Matt Deming, Boys SoccerDeming scored two goals against Westport. Matt is a versatile player, Dunnellon caoch Karen Noffsinger said. He plays at goalie or forward as the team needs. He is a great leader. Stephanie Angelo, Girls Soccer Stephanie really stepped up for us when we needed her to fill an empty goal, Dunnellon coach Becca Burton said. Even though its not her preferred position, she knows it is whats best for the team as a whole. For the season over all, shes always out there giving 110 percent. Stephanie Angelo Matt Deming DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY RIVERLAND NEWS NIE PROGRAM BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 11: Holiday Closings: Parkview Lanes will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and also New Years Eve and New Years Day. Holder Hotshots League meeting: The league meeting of the Holder Hotshots will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The league bowls for 12 weeks, and the teams are four-persons, all men, all women or mixed. Call Peggy Nevels, secretary, at 465-0757 to pre-register, either as a team or individually. Congratulations: David Black rolled a 299 in the first game of the Wednesday Night Mens league Dec. 7. He followed with games of 204 and 220 for a 723 series. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Todd Cridland 273, 768; Marc Grasso 271; John Schott 739; Lori Ciquera 289, 706; Dee Smith 273; Bridget Foley 718. Scratch: Todd Cridland 268, 753; Wes Foley 259, 687; Lori Ciquera 267, 640; Dorine Fugere 238, 623. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Chuck Keaton 252, 640; Desi Sidote 234, 632; Lucy Smallwood 252; Lorraine Pelkie 234, 651; Patricia Metcalfe 621. Scratch: Chuck Keaton 217, 535; Larry Kirk 207, 562; Lucy Smallwood 192, 438; Lorraine Pelkie 165, 444; Jan Miller 444. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Reesby 236; Jim Sherpey 235, 625; Jack Connell 633; Joyce Cusimano 246, 627; Barb Steffen 224; Terry Stinson 622. Scratch: Jerry Ness 214, 592; Frank Reesby 214, 548; Murphy Combs 201; Barb Steffen 175, 455; Joyce Cusimano 164; Wanda Klik 442. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Melissa Simmons 276, 730; Judy Hindbaugh 256; Susann Brosius 722. Scratch: Melissa Simmons 224, 574; Judy Hindbaugh 184; Myla Wexler 479. Late Starters: Handicap: Ben Wall 250, 665; Rich Vehrs 240, 642; Ruth Ann Radford 235, 659; Linda Vehrs 231, 639. Scratch: Bob Biggs 211; Rich Soletto 209, 562; John Marcucci 542; Fran Barlow 198, 549; Linda Vehrs 189, 513. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: David Black 324; Gary Brown 313; Les Burdick 817; John Ethridge 799. Scratch: David Black 299, 723; John Ethridge 272; Mark Smith 730; Charlie Stein 723. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Denise Hogan 249; Liz Huxley 243; Virginia Vineyard 670; Terri Moorbeck 667. Scratch: Liz Huxley 213, 549; Mary Briscoe 193; Fran Barlow 506. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 253; Ray Johnson 243, 639; Mike Hughes 638; Janet Murray 243, 661; Sharon Hughes 233, 637. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 212; Dave Messenger 203, 513; Bill Montross 480; Janet Murray 201, 535; Barb McNally 172, 432. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Larry Clark 266, 774; Larry Ovitt 264; Mike Calcagni 702; Kathy Calcagni 269, 700; Tammy Woodburn 250; Kelly Beckett 680. Scratch: Lyle Ternes 205; Larry Clark 193, 555; Chuck Hindbaugh 193, 555; John Gilbert 549; Kathy Calcagni 200, 493; Tammy Woodburn 158; Judy Hindbaugh 430. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 326, 874; Ken Brown 282, 819; Bridget Foley 294, 770; Joan Cothern 289, 782. Scratch: K.E. Conrad 267, 697; John Saltmarsh 245; Wes Foley 631; Joan Cothern 202, 521; Maggie Savarese 196, 516. Bowlers of the Week: Bridget Foley, 88 pins over her average, and K.E. Conrad, 154 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending Dec. 4: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Branden Brown 283, 752; Marc Grasso 272; Robert Smith 715; Terry Brown 294; Marian Steenstra 283; Melissa Burgoyne 747; Bridget Foley 745. Scratch: Todd Cridland 261; Marc Grasso 259; Matt OBrien 653; Larry Fritz 648; Terry Brown 258, 622; Dorine Fugere 223, 614; Marian Steenstra 223; Lori Ciquera 223. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jim Abbey 270, 666; Lou Metcalfe 239; Ray Olsen 621; Jan Miller 238, 645; Sally Shepard 233; Cindy Cotter 646. Scratch: Jim Abbey 220; Lou Metcalfe 212; Bob Swarm 555; Larry Kirk 520; Jan Miller 185, 486; Elaine Shea 165, 469. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: George Simonson 242, 635; Ben Wall 240; Marty Suehowicz 617; Wanda Klik 249, 647; Marylou Halovich 223, 656. Scratch: Bob Mannella 211; George Simonson 203; Murphy Combs 527; Marty Suehowicz 524; Wanda Klik 190, 470; Marylou Halovich 165, 482; Barb Steffen 165. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Myla Wexler 289, 707; Susann Brosius 241; Janice Fritz 686. Scratch: Myla Wexler 234, 542; Judy Hindbaugh 164, 462. Late Starters: Handicap: Victor Maldonado 261; Skip George 249; Ben Wall 661; Ken Brown 660; Vicki Soletto 235, 667; Marion Cahill 235; Debbe Chung 228; Helen Herr 643. Scratch: Skip George 237; Frank Reesby 212, 571; Victor Maldonado 212; Ted Rafanan 583; Fran Barlow 188, 537; Vicki Soletto 183, 511. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 289; Ives Chavez 287, 802; Sean Fugere 813. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 278, 740; Sean Fugere 268, 768. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Mona Rosado 238; Denise Hogan 237, 685; Barbara McGlade 645. Scratch: Liz Huxley 189; Fran Barlow 184; Leslie Young 480; Maggie Savarese 472. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Dave Messenger 237, 646; John Bahrs 227, 641; Mary Ellen Craver 234; Mary Krueger 225, 618; Mary Jo Johnson 600. Scratch: Dave Messenger 203, 544; John Bahrs 176, 488; Barb McNally 156, 414; Mary Krueger 154; Janet Murray 428. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Nick Waters 290, 735; Bobby Goodman 289, 751; June Williams 280; Kelly Beckett 253; Phyllis Ternes 709; Tina Goodman 684. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 205, 562; Jim Van Gilder 201, 530; Bobby Goodman 201; Judy Hindbaugh 184, 485; June Williams 182; Kathy Calcagni 450. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Ives Chavez 315, 844; Ted Rafanan 305; Marvin Brigner 770; Myla Wexler 295, 776; Debbie Mills 283; Sue Chavez 756. Scratch: Ives Chavez 260, 679; Ted Rafanan 260; Marvin Brigner 258; John Saltmarsh 700; Myla Wexler 225, 566; Lisa Morgan 212, 506. Bowlers of the Week: Bridget Foley, 118 pins over her average, and Ives Chavez, 130 pins over his average. Fagan pursuing degree Some accomplish things in life that others cannot strive to achieve. Even though they achieve the greatest, they still do not achieve everything. Kevin Fagan, a former defensive end, who played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, and was a star at the University of Miami, has not accomplished everything yet. How could that be possible for a man whos won a NCAA National Championship while playing for the Hurricanes as well as two Super Bowl Championships with the 49ers? Throw in the pair of backto-back Class 4A State Championships he won while coaching the Lady Tigers as well as the 2010 ESPN Rise National Championship, it would seem the father of six has it all. But now that his two oldest daughters, Kasey and Sami, are at the University of Florida, Fagan decided to slow things down and serve as an assistant coach with the varsity football program at Dunnellon High School this past season. Missing his girls on the Coach attending CF to finish education; coaching too Kevin Fagan attending classes at CF; coaching, too. SPORTS BRIEFS Tigers soccer drops three gamesOn Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Dunnellon High School boys soccer team played Lake Weir at home, losing 61.Brent Proto scored the goal. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Tigers traveled to West Port, falling 8-3. Matthew Deming scored twice and Brent Proto scored once. Marxus Ortega and Matthew Landsbach each had one assist. On Thursday, Dec. 8, Dunnellon lost 9-0 to Gainesville Eastside. Tyler Colston, the Tigers goalkeeper, left the game after tearing his MCL in the first half of the game.Pro-Am tourney to benefit HospiceThe 19th annual Hospice of Marion County Inc. Pro-Am Tournament will be Friday, Dec. 16, at Golden Hills Country Club, just off U.S. 27, 4.3 miles west of Interstate 75. All teams consist of four amateurs and one golf professional. The cost is $150 per amateur and $100 per pro, which includes a buffet breakfast, greens fees, cart and awards dinner. Proceeds from this tournament help to provide care and support to patients and families of Hospice of Marion County. For more information and registration, call the Pro Shop at 352-629-7980.Race for the Kids set for Childrens HomeThe Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon will host a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk/Kids Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 11, at Spruce Creek Preserve Community on State Road 200. The race will start at 8 a.m. for runners and 8:30 for walkers. The event will be held rain or shine. Covenant Childrens Home is located on a 20acre site in Citrus County, approximately 1mile south of Dunnellon. Currently, there is one home capable of housing eight resident children and the house parent family. There is also a private school for the children at the home. The entry fee is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 the day of race. All pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a T-shirt and gift bag. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a participation medallion. Register at www.cchfl.org or www.drcsports.com. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See FAGAN page 9 Football players, cheerleaders recognized at banquet Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLadarius Thomas and other members of the Dunnellon High football team load up on food at the event. Thomas earned the distinction of the best-dressed player by head coach Frank Beasley. ABOVE: Dunnellon High cheerleader Nicki P aden shows off her lip-synching abilities at the banquet. LEFT: Andrew Jackson, left, and Keiwan Jones c heer for a teammate after they were recognized at the banquet. For more pictures from the banquet and the teams award winners, see the Dec. 29 edition of the Riverland News. Taylor Spoto, left, Allina Storch and Nikole Hicks shared a few laughs at the Dunnellon High School Football Banquet recently, in which football players and cheerleaders were recognized for their efforts this past season.

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softball diamond, Fagan wanted to get back on the field. Fagan decided to finish up one thing he has wanted to accomplish for years earn his college degree while he returns to one thing he loves doing, coaching softball. Central Florida offered him the chance to do both. Fagan enrolled at CF to finish pursuing his degree in the Criminal Justice Field, but while he had never thought about coaching there, a chance to do so opened and Fagan jumped as if he had gotten the better of an offensive lineman. I didnt really mean to start coaching over there, he explained. I switched gears to football to spend some time with Cole (his oldest son). When I decided to finish my degree, they asked if Id help coach if they paid for my schooling. I agreed. The Lady Patriots softball team recently finished their fall season and will begin preparing for the regular season in January. Karri Rycekamp, the head coach at CF, will have Fagan work with pitchers and catchers. Its exciting that my dad was given the opportunity to coach college softball, Sami, a freshman at Florida this year, said. He deserves to be able to use his abilities at a higher level, and the CF team is lucky to have him as their coach. Two of Fagans high school players, Caylee Underwood and Gillian Morrow, both of whom were on the national title team, currently play for Central Florida. These girls are pretty good athletes, I expect the usual good attitude and effort from them, Fagan said of Underwood and Morrow. The best thing about coaching is interacting with the players and seeing them grow, not only as athletes, but as people. Last week, the CF girls set goals for the team for the upcoming season. The Lady Patriots main goal, however, is to have 30 wins this season and to get into the conference tournament at the end of the season. The next two years, he will finish his degree in between juggling football and softball practices. I am proud that my dad is finishing up his degree, Cole, a freshman at Dunnellon High, said. I know he is a good coach in practically everything. Hell succeed like he always does and accomplish almost everything that somebody can. Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 9 000A2BG 352-465-7538 www.bluerunbicycles.com Merry Merry Christmas from Come visit our new showroom Be Healthy Ride A Bike! Wide selection of bicycles. We have bikes for every type of rider. Come check us out. 000A1UG 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 000A1V9 (352) 489-5027 injunjoescutlery@embarqmail.com 20600 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-6 Sat. 10-2 Closed Sunday and Monday I N J U N J O E S C U T L E R Y If it cuts, we have it! 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Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000A1UK Podiatric Physician & Surgeon COMMUNITY EVENTS Central Florida Master Choir slates concertsThe Central Florida Master Choir will present its seasonal concert, Carols from Around the World, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Dunnellon. For more information, visit www.cfmasterchoir.com.Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 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.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. Snowbirds are also welcome for the months youre here. For more information, call Ellie Rex, volunteer coordinator, at 489-9127 or visit dunnellonthriftshop.org.Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957.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.u s 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. FAGAN continued from page 8 Community Thrift Shop presents check Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented Betty Nagele, education director for the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, with a $3,500 check Dec. 10. The funds are to assist the center in many ways, such as fuel to transport children from school to the center, art and playground supplies and equipment, scholarships for disadvantaged children and supplemental staff salaries, to name a few. The Community Thrift Shop women believe one way to affect our community in a positive way is to provide assistance to our children and their families. Seated, from left, are: Betty Nagele, Boys & Girls Club educational director, and Sue Plummer, Thrift Shop volunteer; standing, Beverly Carroll, Thrift Shop volunteer, and Joann McCullough, Thrift Shop president. Due to an editors error, a story titled Threee stabbed in bar room fight in the Dec. 1 editon contained incorrect information. Walter Bieber, 46, was charged with simple battery. Also, the three victimes stabbed in the altercation opted not to press charges against Robert Sepik, the other man charged in the altercation. CORRECTION

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Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsDunnellon Elementary School kindergartners raise their hands after wrapping up one of the songs they performed during the K-3 through secondgrade Christmas program recently at the school. Thirdthrough fifth-graders did a separate performance the following night. Second-grader Kamau Simon moves to the beat during the K-3 through second-grade Christmas concert. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Savannah Smith, left, Chelsea Edmonds, middle, and Brianna Olivera, right, belt out Christmas songs. Taylor Hickey listens for the sounds of an arriving Santa Claus. Kindergartner John DeRose wears a set of antlers during his classs performance. Aubrey Tagliamonte performs a solo on the clarinet during the schools first of two Christmas programs.

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Romeo students win Mom essay contestRomeo Elementary School students wrote about their Moms last week during an essay contest sponsored by the Business Network Internet. This group of businessmen provided a hair stylist, nail tech, make-up tech and a person trained to give a massage to the Moms of four winning students. One student in grades two through five was selected. The winners were: Natalie Carter, second grade; Sierra Downes, third grade; Xavier Long, fourth grade; and Jon Mims, fifth grade. Congratulations to these great Romeo Writers! A chauffeur picked these Moms up at Romeo at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, to go to Ocala and rotate through the four stations and be pampered.Scholars Institute scholarship deadline Florida Campus Compact is calling outstanding student leaders from all over the state of Florida to apply for our 2012 Student Scholars Institute. Deadline to apply is Jan. 6. Every spring, Florida Campus Compact hosts an exciting student institute filled with interactive dialogue with policy makers, elected officials, dignitaries, and students from all over Florida. This is a unique opportunity for students to build new relationships and expand networks with other participants, while developing a civic voice and reflecting on planned activities. Students will return to their communities with a renewed sense of purpose as an active citizen in our democracy. This years event will be Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 26 to 28, at the Staybridge Suites at 1600 Summit Lake Drive in Tallahassee. In order to help cover the cost of some meals, the registration fee will be $75. All accepted applicants who live more than 50 miles from Tallahassee will be eligible for a lodging scholarship, which includes one room for two people for two nights, Feb. 26 and 27. For additional information or to apply now, please visit ssi.floridacom pact.org Students can apply for scholarshipFlorida Campus Compact Excellence in Service Award is seeking Floridas most dedicated student service scholars to apply for our 2011 Excellence in Service Award. This award provides recognition for the outstanding efforts and contributions of students to their communities, especially during the year 2011. Submissions must be postmarked no later than Jan. 9. Each award recipient will receive free registration to the 2012 Student Scholars Institute and visible statewide recognition for their efforts. For more information about the 2011 Excellence in Service Award and to apply, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/LGYFN5N.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.mari oncountyfl.org/stormwa ter.htm 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.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. Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy an early-release day Friday, Dec. 16. Students will be released at 1:40 p.m. as they begin their Christmas break. The DMS Band will march in the Dunnellon Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. We would like to thank our band director, Mr. Noell, our DMS band members and DMS band parents for their dedication and time toward providing our community with joyous holiday music. Thank you, all. We would like to brag about our DMS FFA students and their outstanding performance Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Sub-District Contest. DMS FFA placed: First in Parliamentary Procedure. First in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Third in Extemporaneous Speaking. Fourth in Public Speaking. Congratulations to the following DMS FFA students for this absolutely fantastic performance: Hannah Chung, Connor Denmark, Bryce Follett, Sierra Helton, Sara Janosik, Clayton Owens, Krista Palazzo, Alexis Robinson, Will Sweat and Taylor Turner. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mrs. Hayward, who guides our young FFA members to such high achievements. Dunnellon Middle School and the entire Marion County School District will begin Winter Break on Monday, Dec. 19. Students and staff will return to school Tuesday, Jan. 3. We will be following our normally scheduled hours. During the holidays, its the perfect time to recruit your child to help with holiday preparations and festivities. Seemingly normal tasks can be great learning experiences. You will be supporting the important skills of math, reading, analyzing and organization. The best part of this process is your child will be with you and remember this Be There moment. Another idea to reinforce learning during the Winter Break is to check out the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program website for titles geared especially toward the middle school aged student. The website is myssyra.org/about.html. The local library and bookstores also offer reading materials that your middle school student may enjoy. The Dunnellon Middle School Administration and Staff wish our students, parents and community a very happy, healthy holiday season with best wishes for a Happy New Year! See you again Tuesday, Jan. 3. 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Scott Kiefer, center, of Kiefer Realty presented a $300 grant to Dunnellon Middle School reading teacher Beverly Matos, right, on a recent morning broadcast. Ms. Matos will use the funds toward the purchase of a classroom projector. The segment was hosted by DMS Principal Jane Ashman, left. EDUCATION BRIEFS

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Photos by Julie Mancini, For the Riverland NewsSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive at the state park upon their well-lit pontoon boat. The annual event, hosted by the Friends of the Rainbow Springs State Park, continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the event wraps up about 8:30. Admission is $1 for those 5 and older. Music group Sue Ann Reichelt, Herb Reichelt, Greg Thomas, Tom Lorich. Visitors to the park gather around the Gingerbread House for storytime. Park ranger Peter Hulse watches the hustle and bustle of the opening night of Santa Over the Rainbow activities. The visitor center at Rainbow Springs State Park is adorned with lights. Kota Davison Kaleshefski, 8, and Sky Davison Kaleshefski, 6, with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Collin Bellomy, 6, and William Richardson, 1, with the Clauses. Jaden Torres, 5, and Alexia Torres, 3, with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 13 FAMILY FEATURES Theres something to be said about gathering friends and family around the table for a traditional holiday dinner. Familiar faces, good conversation, favorite foods its a classic recipe for a good time. What if you could take some of those favorite recipes and make them even better? These recipes use a simple ingredient to enhance the holiday flavors your family loves. Each one uses a touch of Better Than Bouillon food base, adding richer, more natural flavor than bouillon cubes, which are salt-heavy. Each flavor is made from real meat, seafood or vegetables and can be used in a variety of delicious ways:To make richer soups, sauces and gravies.As savory additions to pasta, potato or vegetable side dishes.In flavorful party dips for veggies, chips or bread. Its easy to make an impressive holiday feast with these delicious recipes. For even more recipes, visit www.superiortouch.com. Delicious Twice-Baked Potatoes Serves 6 to 8 6 medium russet potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (for potato skins) 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Ham Base 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter cut into pieces, set aside 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese 1 green onion rinsed and thinly sliced, set aside 1/4 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup pre-grated Parmesan cheese Spray 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside. Scrub and pat dry potatoes; prick potatoes with fork 2 to 3 times per side. Lightly oil skins with vegetable oil; place potatoes on a microwave safe dish. Microwave according to microwave directions. Remove hot potatoes from microwave when done, set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise with a serrated knife. Fold a sheet of paper towel to hold hot potato half, use a spoon to scoop out potato flesh into a large mixing bowl, leaving about a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Place skins in prepared dish, set aside. Add ham base and butter to mixing bowl with potatoes; beat with electric mixer on medium for about 1 minute. Add cheese, onion, milk, parsley, garlic powder and pepper; beat just until blended. Be careful not to over-beat potatoes. Evenly spoon potato mixture into skins; shake pre-grated Parmesan cheese over tops. Warm potatoes in microwave or place in a 350F oven and heat through. To brown tops, place warmed potatoes under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Twice baked potatoes can be made a day ahead. Stuff the potatoes, then cover and refrigerate them; then, on serving day, warm as instructed above.One simple trick can add a lot of great flavorHoliday Glazed Ham Serves 10 to 12 1/3 cup reduced fat raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Chili Base 1 7 to 10-pound thawed, smoked, bone-in, spiral sliced, fully cooked ham 1/2 cup water Preheat oven to 350F. In large saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk to combine vinaigrette, brown sugar, vegetable and chili bases. Whisk continuously until glaze begins to boil. Remove from heat; reheat glaze if needed. Coat large rack and roasting pan with cooking spray. Place ham on prepared rack in roasting pan, add water to pan bottom. Generously brush ham with glaze. Lightly cover ham with foil if ham starts to over brown. Bake until done, about 2 hours. Use remaining glaze to baste ham every 30 minutes; discard left over glaze. An additional glaze recipe may be prepared and served warm tableside, to accompany sliced ham. Sauted Green Beans Serves 6 to 8 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Chili Base 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 pounds frozen whole green beans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional) Parmesan cheese, for garnish Heat oil in a large skillet, heat over medium-high heat. Add chili base, garlic and salt; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium, add butter and stir until melted. Add green beans, stir to coat and saut until crisp-tender. Before serving, garnish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 6 1/4 cup butter 1 16-ounce package button mushrooms, rinsed, stems trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small onion) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Organic Mushroom Base 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base 4 cups water 2 cups heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste In soup pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until liquid evaporates, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add flour, dry seasonings, mushroom and chicken bases; stir to combine. Add water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to mediumlow and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove soup from heat and puree with a hand held immersion blender, or in batches in the blender. Return blended soup to medium-low heat and add cream. Cook and stir until soup is thoroughly heated, about 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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S. Dunnellon Civic Association meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon.Boys and Girls Clubs seek donationsMany 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) 2460493.Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call (352) 330-5518.U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org.Homeownership opportunities available Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home? If you said yes to this question, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. might be able to make that dream a reality. Do you have a monthly income of $1,200? Have you been on your job for six months? Is your credit score 525 or higher? Even if you have had some credit issues in the past, we may be able to help you and your family get the keys to your new home. We have staff dedicated to work with you to resolve most obstacles that will prevent you from becoming a homeowner. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Inc. has housing opportunities available in the Dunnellon area. If you are willing to be part of our hand up, not a hand out program, we might be able to make homeownership a possibility. For more information, call 352-351-4663. about 300 children to attend this years event. Campfield explained no child will get turned away. I expect with the economy, that a lot of them wont get much, he said. This allows them to get a little extra or something they might not have gotten at all. We get a lot of support from individuals and businesses in the community. They understand the need, too. I cannot say enough about the support we receive from everyone involved. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the school-aged children when they meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive presents is worth all of the work, Campfield said. The kids just light up when they see him, he explained, noting Santa arrives via fire truck during the festivities. Seeing those smiles; it just doesnt get much better than that. Doors will open at 6 for the event; those who arrive early will have to wait in line to enter the Bingo Hall. Campfield said the event will likely wrap up about 8, depending on the amount of children present. Were excited about it, its an event we love to put together, Campfield said. For more information about the Childrens Christmas Party, call Dunnellon Fire Rescue at 465-8745. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 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 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! 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Daily Weekly Monthly 0009UYS Whether youre a subscriber or you picked up a copy from your local newsstand, we just want to say . 000A1DE Christmas Gift BOOK SALE Dec. 19 thru Dec. 21 10am to 4pm The Friends Book Store (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay All Hard Cover/All Categories 50 All Paper Backs 50 each or 3/$1 Bag of Books $3 (our bag) eral dogs and Skittles recently had a litter of 10. The puppies father, Sam, is about to accompany Landers to the Eukanuba National Jr. Obedience at 8 a.m. Saturday in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Even though many people have told Landers and her parents that she has a natural talent, Landers still spends several nights a week working with a dog obedience club in Ocala. It is true though, that after working with her first pup for just two weeks, they began winning together. Landers currently shows dogs in several different classes according to their ages and performance records. In order to qualify for the competition this weekend, Landers and Sam had to be invited after the leader of her club sent in a letter of recommendation. Landers has learned a couple of tricks along the way also. The one that works best is that she always has hot dogs with her to use as treats. When Sam finishes with the command and looks expectantly at Landers before making his next move, it is because he is expecting her to spit a piece of hot dog at him as a reward. Its mainly to help keep his focus on my face and not where my hands are, Landers said. about the upcoming parade, her final one as chairwoman of the event after leading the charge for the past four years. Words cannot express my overall enjoyment and excitement about the parade, Williams said. Among the groups and organizations that will follow the Scally family in the annual Christmastime event include: Dunnellon Police and Fire departments, Dunnellon High School Air Force Jr. ROTC, Scallys, Dunnellon High and Middle school marching bands, Queen of the Rainbow Danille Prinz, Little Ms. and Mr. Dunnellon, Dunnellon Animal Hospital, Dunnellon Christian Academy, Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, First United Methodist Church Youth Group, Cub Scout Pack 469, Dunnellon Womens Club, Viola Soffe, the Boomtown mayor, Cross at the River Cowboy Church with approximately 16 riders and two rodeo clowns, Sepulvedas ATA Martial Arts, the Kiwanis AKtion Club, the state Division of Forestry with Smokey the Bear, Meeks/Eason Family, Dunnellon 4-H and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Girl Scout Troop 379 will sell drinks, food and glow necklaces and reindeer headbands during the parade to raise money Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts celebration. The judges station will again be in front of the Riverland News, a community partner. For more information about the Christmas parade, call the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. GOLDEN continued from page 1 SANTA continued from page 1 PARADE continued from page 1 Sign of the times JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLt. Sue Webb, left, of the Dunnellon Police Department watches as city employee Steve Wetmore, center, and Robert Scally of Scallys Towing secure the departments new message board Monday afternoon after unloading it from a delivery truck. The message board, which cost $15,700, was purchased through a Marion County JAG grant the police department secured earlier this year. The Matrix Message Board is 80 inches wide, 76 inches tall and 5 inches thick and weighs 3,000 pounds. The item will be used to display messages during emergencies and special events. COMMUNITY EVENTS

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More than half-amillion Americans experience homelessness on any given night. Nearly 20 percent of them are chronically homeless, meaning they are on the streets regularly. Social Security has several programs that pay benefits to qualified individuals, including those who are homeless. These programs include retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs-based program for people who are blind, disabled, or age 65 or older. If you know someone who is homeless, and you want to learn more about how Social Security might help, a good place to get information is at www.socialsecurity.gov/homelessness. That page includes a link to the Spotlight on Homelessness a website designed to help the homeless apply for SSI. Its available at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-homeless.htm. The homelessness page also includes links to information on health care for the homeless, institutionalization, advocacy groups, reports on homeless outreach, and even links to other websites like the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and HUD. Youll find other information helpful to the homeless on www.socialsecurity.gov. For example, there is a link to our Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, or BEST. Based on answers to various questions, this tool helps determine the benefits someone might be eligible for and gives information about how to qualify and apply. Go directly to www.socialsecurity.gov/best. Tell anyone you know who is homeless or threatened with homelessness to use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool and to check out the different types of benefits and assistance they may be eligible to receive. Spread the word about the help available to the homeless. 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Ray Felver owns the property and a lien has been placed upon the cleared-out property until he pays for the demolition of the house. Otherwise, Larry Straus, code enforcement officer with the city, said the city will likely become owners of the property. The operator of the excavator lifts up a large chunk of debris to be placed into a waiting dump truck. Social Security helps the homeless Adon Williams A load of debris is about to discarded into a waiting dump truck. Four loads of debris were hauled from the derelict house on Walnut Street.

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Liam Bishop sings during a portion of the program. DCA students from left, Alexa Hastings, Mya Dellera, Ryan Rowles, Danny Casanora and Levi Suarez participate in the schools Christmas program.16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Acadmey second through sixth grade students hosted their Christmas program, Miracle on Main Street, last Thursday. Students, from left, are: Stacey Popp, Taylor Joiner, Savannah Pochis, Rebecca Carameros, Sarah Durst, Jacob Nicholson and Jonathan Nicholson. Alana Floridia participates in a scene from the program. Sissy Elliott is all smiles after her singing performance. Students, from left, are: Angelina Zimmer, Brice Connelly, Andre Hendrix, Mya Mills and Jacob Green, gather around the manager where baby Jesus is born. Mya Mills, portraying Mary, holds baby Jesus during a part of the students performance.

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Ron Kerschner, 60Ron River Ron Kerschner, 60, of Citrus Springs died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1208 and was previously employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad. Mr. Kerschner is survived by his son, Aaron Kerschner; daughter, Tracy Graham, Citrus Springs; granddaughter, Ashlee Graham of Citrus Springs; sisters, Kelly Hedrick, Ill.; Veronia Gibson, Ill.; and Patty Mattel, Ariz.; mother, Mary Doak, Arthur, Ill. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, 1 p.m., Dec. 17, 2011, at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with Rev. Christopher Greaves officiating, please feel free to wear Harley Davidson attire.Elsie Whitney, 94Elsie Whitney, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Legacy House in Ocala. Ms. Whitney was of Presbyterian faith and is survived by one daughter, Adrienne Brown and one sister, Lorraine Lundstrom, R.I. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. OBITUARIES Many reasons exist why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season. I hear of those who attack the Christmas season and I take no notice to them at all. The thing that keeps buffoons energized is attention paid to them. If they were really serious about their so-called beliefs, they would leave the country during the Christmas season and go somewhere where it is not celebrated. My recommendation is the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Ignoring the holiday buffoons, I snuggle down and enjoy the Christmas festivities. So much about the season to savor and enjoy. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has our home all decorated for the Christmas season. In the evening, we sit down in the living room among all of the decorations, sip our hot cocoa and have a healthy slice of Christmas fruitcake. When it comes to decorating things, I dont even have a thumb. During this time, I envy those who are all thumbs. My decorating expertise is simply to enjoy the work done. And that I do. I love everything about the Christmas season, except maybe shopping in the mall. I think there should be some kind of a law restricting shopping in the mall. It is not that I hate going to the mall well, I guess if I am truthful, I really do hate going to the mall. If they had a nice good used bookstore, I might see my way to the mall more often and deliberately. Apart from the mall, the Christmas season is a terrific time to be alive. I love the Christmas trees. Go ahead and call it a Holiday Tree if you do not mind letting other people know how stupid you really sound. Solomon, in the Old Testament, had some of these people in mind when he wrote, Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. (Proverbs 17:28 KJV). If it is a Holiday Tree, which holiday does it represent? I love all the decorations associated with this time of year. Throughout the year, everything seems to be rather drab, but when Christmas comes along things begin to brighten up. I love all the stories associated with Christmas. Yes, I know some of them are just stories made up; but every once in a while it is good to listen to a story. The fact that somebody has accused Santas reindeers of bullying poor little Rudolph only indicate that some people do not know the difference between fact and fiction. Do not let this get out, but, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer does not even exist. He is just a made-up character in a Christmas story. I know that will come as a shock to many people, but the truth is the truth no matter whom it hurts.Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 17 0009XXK 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 Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 20641 Chestnut Street Corner of Chestnut & Ohio Streets In The Historic District 489-2682 Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . 9:45 AM Worship . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Nursery Provided For All Servic es dunnpreschurch@bellsouth.net 000986N 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 0009R66 0009ZHT CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 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 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 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 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 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 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000A1UE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR BED BUGS IN DUNNELLON? BED BUGS IN DUNNELLON? Yes, but we treat for them and we have travel spray. Call Today! 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 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 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 GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 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 Out to pastor Christmas fruitcake always gets a bad rap Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 19 CHURCH EVENTS Everlasting Light presented by NOBCNorth Oak Baptist Church will present Everlasting Light at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, by the Worship Choir of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. A Christmas Goodies fellowship will follow the presentation. The community is invited to attend. North Oak is at the corner of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-1688. 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 352-854-4509 ext 221. Jill Booth of St. John Catholic Church Craft Group displays one of the many Christmas items that were being sold Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Craft Fair at the church. A record crowd attended, with more than 30 vendors selling their crafts. Special to the Riverland News

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The best thing about the food at Christmas time is that nobody, and when I am talking about nobody, I am referring of course to my wife, says, You shouldnt be eating that. The beauty of Christmas food is that you can eat it whenever and as much as you like. When I come back for my second slice of fruitcake and somebody looks at me I always say, Im starting my diet next month. And I get away with it. Speaking of fruitcake, it is the best part of the Christmas food frenzy. My biggest concern in this area is that the fruitcake has gotten a very bad rap by people who do not understand this delicacy. It is a very wonderful way for a person to get their daily portion of fruit. How nice of it to be mixed in with cake. After all, if the word fruit, is associated with it, it must be good, right? Everybody knows fruit is good for a person. I take my portion of vegetables in carrot cake and my portion of fruit in fruitcake. This is the cuisine of the gods. There is a very practical side to this fruitcake business. As I am picking up my fifth slice of fruitcake, I begin thinking about the New Year and how I need to add more fruit to my diet. As I slowly chew on the fruitcake, every aspect of my being is energized with glorious delight and goodwill toward men. After a few slices of fruitcake, I am in such a good mood that even the Holiday Tree people do not bother me so much. Nothing comes between my fruitcake and me. Christmas is the season to rejoice in Gods love for the world so much that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 17 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. Universalists to present series on mandalaNature Coast Unitarian Universalists have scheduled a series devoted to learning about mandalas. The series will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 with a talk by Patricia Kittleman, a student and teacher of the mandala. The following three topics will be at 1 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 15. Learn how to draw your own personal mandala for enjoyment, relaxation and meditation. The drawing sessions will be led by Jan Hitchcock, art instructor from CCF. Cost is $10 for each art class. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists is at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information or to sign up, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545. Church to host bible studyFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host a series titled, Precept Upon Precept, a communitywide, interdenominational study of Abraham: Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God, a beginners class. The study will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 12, at the church at 20831 Powell Road. Cost is $13.50 plus a few other one-time supplies. For more information, call Debbie Coradi at 4459528. Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272.Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.or g. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. CHURCH EVENTS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKayla Spinelli, left, drops a donation in the Red Kettle as Cathy Williams, volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army continues to ring the bell. Salvation Army volunteers recently wrapped up their Red Kettle campaign in the Dunnellon area.

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A bright future lay in the cards for the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport, at least officials are hopeful as the county presented its plan Nov. 29 to recruit both aviation and nonaviation business to the former military training facility under county control since the late 1940s. The County Commission, in April, adopted a business plan for the airport to go along with its master plan. We feel the airport is one of the lesser known assets in the county, Charlie Stone, commission chairman, said. During the meeting, Airport Manager John Helms laid out future plans for expansion at the facility. There are potential areas for growth on the airside of the airport, he noted. And we looked at developing outside areas that cant be used for aviation. One key component of developing growth at the decades-old facility, Helms explained, was improving entry points such as roads and taxiways at the airport. The roads are in need of rejuvenation, he told County Commissioners. Stone agreed, but asked for more information such as costs to improve roads leading to the area. He also asked for the cost estimates to relocate current signage to a more visible location. Recently, the airports runways were improved. The facilitys main runway was repaved while the secondary runway was rejuvenated using grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The FAA funding was provided through a tax on aviation fuel. Its a big step forward, Helms said. Its a nice giant billboard from the sky. In the aviation world, itll bring a lot of attention to the facility. Though some were in favor of expansion, residents in attendance wanted to know who was going to pay for expansion at the facility. All this planning is nice, Dave Walker said. But why put money into it that doesnt show a return on it. I dont think its appropriate to spend taxpayers dollars on it. Only a handful of people use this facility. I dont think using taxpayer dollars on it is wise unless youre going to see a return on it. Let (businesses) that want to come here pump money into it. Mayor Fred Ward, who was one of four Dunnellon City Council representatives present at the meeting, said its important to create job growth for future generations. We need to entice businesses to come, he said, countering Walkers comments. We certainly need to be prudent, but we need to do things to attract folks here. This is for our children, our grandchildren, so they can find jobs in Marion County so they can stay close to home. Walker said spending money so future generations can pay for it isnt the right way to approach it. We say were doing it for our children and our grandchildren, he said. But we havent even asked them what they want. Dunnellon City Councilwoman Penny Fleeger asked if businesses could pay for development at the airport without taxpayer dollars being used. Helms said they could do so through an agreement with the county. They would lease the property, he said. After so many years, the building reverts to county ownership. While the meeting was established to focus on future development, some residents made sure the focus strayed from course as the opponents of the much-maligned aerobatic box spoke out against it. The aerobatics is not conducive to people coming in here, resident Valerie Weinke. The noise over here is not good for us. The Dunnellon-area resident was pointed in her comments to commissioners. I want you to do another decibel reading, she said. I want one to be done. Why isnt this being followed up? I want you people to investigate it. Earl Otting, who lives south of the airport, said he bought his home in the area about 50 years ago and is not against growth at the facility. He explained commissioners need to consider the neighbors around the area in their plans. It scares me when you talk about development, he explained. I dont want some secondrate operation out here, that all they are going to do is fly above the airport 24 hours a day. He said he certainly wouldnt object if a 747 flies in. They are here for a few seconds and then gone, he noted. Otting then finally took commissioners to task about the aerobatic box. Whos making the decisions out here? he asked. Who makes the calls out here? I want you five to be doing it. 20 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 2011 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000A1UB 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet $ 1 OFF DINNER only $ 8.85 LUNCH only $ 6.65 1 per person. Cannot be used with any other offer. 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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT J. CARLSON, JR. Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert J. Carlson, Sr. a/k/a Robert Joseph Carlson 326 Portland Place, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0021415 Attorney for Petitioner, 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 December 15 and 22, 2011. 271-1222 RIVHutchinson, Elvira S. 2011-CP-1410 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1410 Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ELVIRA S. HUTCHINSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELVIRA S. HUTCHINSON, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2011, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representatives: Dale Hutchinson 13 Wild Plum Court, Stafford, Virginia 22554 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM, PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net December 15 and 22, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Lien Notices 267-1215 RIV12/29 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C& M Towing gives Notice o f Foreclosure of Lien an d intent to sell thes e vehicle(s) on 12/29/201 1 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St. Ocala, FL 34470, pursuan t to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C& M Towing reserves the righ t to accept or reject an y and/or all bids. 1FABP42EXJF27697 1 1988 FORD 1HGFA16846L08489 2 2006 HONDA 2CNDL13F87600440 6 2007 CHEVROLET 2CNDL63F15609535 2 2005 CHEVROLET JTKDE16767014825 1 2007 TOYOTA Dec. 15, 2011. 268-1215 RIV 12/29 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Auction S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C hereby gives notice o f leins and intent to se l these vehicle(s) o n 12/29/2011, 10:00 a.m. a t 2011 North Martin Luthe King Blvd., Ocala, F L 34475. Pursuant to Florid a Statutes Subsectio n 713.78 S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves th e right to accept or rejec t any and/or all bids 1FALP52UXVA10880 3 1997 FORD Dec. 15, 2011. 269-1215 RIV 12/28 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notic e of Foreclosure of Lien an d intent to sell these vehi cles on 12/28/2011, 09:0 0 am at 1901 NW MARTI N LUTHER KING JR AVE OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsectio n 713.78 of the Florida Stat utes. BIG JOES TOWIN G SERVICE INC reserves th e right to accept or rejec t any and/or all bids. 2FAFP71W1WX17572 9 1998 FORD Dec. 15, 2011. 272-1215 RIV 12/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s ) will be sold for charge s due on 12/30/2011, a t 8:00AM 2000 FORD VIN # 2FMDA5146YBA55491 Address where vehicle(s ) are stored and will b e sold: Scrambletow n Wrecker Service 1567 9 NE Hwy. 314, Silve Springs, FL 3448 8 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecke Service reserves the righ t to except or reject an y and all bids. Dec. 15, 2011. Lien Notices 265-1215 RIV 12/30 & 1/4 sales 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. 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Lee Jacobson, MPT, recently completed 15 years of service with TLC Rehab Inc. He currently serves as a physical therapist in the Dunnellon Clinic. He has been practicing since 1993 when he graduated from Loma Linda University with his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. After moving to Florida, Jacobson began working for TLC Rehab Inc. in November 1996. He is a member of his professional association, and has been active locally on Ocalas sub-district chair, at the state level as an assembly representative of the Northern District and, nationally, as a House of Delegate. He volunteers locally with Habitat for Humanity. Question: Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages? Answer: Yes. We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/e stimator to test different retirement scenarios. This online tool will give you retirement benefit estimates based on current law and real time access to your earnings record. The Retirement Estimator also lets you create additional what if retirement scenarios. Its even available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. You can test even more alternatives at www.socialsecurity.gov/p lanners/calculators.htm. Question: If both my spouse and I are entitled to Social Security benefits, is there any reduction in our payments because we are married? Answer: No. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouses Social Security benefit amount. When each member of a married couple meets all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit amount based on his or her own earnings. Couples are not penalized simply because they are married. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits (40) to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. Question: Is there a time limit on Social Security disability benefits? Answer: Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you cannot work. We will review your case at regular intervals to make sure you are still disabled. Learn more by reading our publication, Disability Benefits, at www.social security.gov/pubs/ 10029.html. Question: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that persons record? Answer: Social Security survivor benefits can be paid to: A widow or widower unreduced benefits at full retirement age, or reduced benefits as early as age 60; A disabled widow or widower as early as age 50; A widow or widower at any age if he or she takes care of the deceaseds child who is under age 16 or disabled, and receiving Social Security benefits; Unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending high school full time. Under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children; Children at any age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled; and Dependent parents age 62 or older. Even if you are divorced, you still may qualify for survivor benefits. For more information, go to www.social security.gov. 22 Riverland News, Thursday, December 15, 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 Land2, 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM, 900-3000 SQ. FT., 1-10 ACRESREADY TO MOVE IN LOWER INSURANCE RATES WITH MODULAR HOMES OVER MOBILE HOMES 4BR PLAN AS LOW AS $595/MO. OCALA CUSTOM HOMES6095 S. PINE AVE. OCALA, FL 34480 888-546-4707 WITH LAND www.customhomectr.com customhomesocala@earthlink.net /MO.WITH LAND3BR PLAN AS LOW AS $495WITH LAND American Legion Post 58 to offer free Christmas dinner Throughout the year, the American Legion makes it a point to give back to and support its local community through fundraisers, donations to organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Club as well as visits to Hampton Manor residents, Boys State functions in Tallahassee, and many other worthwhile charitable functions. It is with this desire to give back to the community in mind, that your local American Legion Wall Rives Post 58 of Dunnellon, will host is annual, come one come all, free Christmas dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Legion Hall at 10730 N. U.S. 41, just north of the Wal-Mart. Post Commander John Taylor mentions that this dinner is planned and prepared for you by the Post to give thanks and share with the community, to open the hall for any and all local folks to come and share the Christmas spirit, a wonderful hot Christmas ham dinner and take part in some good natured camaraderie. The dinner is free of charge to all that come. Helping out with this years dinner, as in years past, is the Post 58 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Also helping out will be, Jan and Leo DeWitt, of Families In Need Of Dunnellon Inc. Special to the Riverland News Solstice practice Special to the Riverland NewsUnitarian-Universalists members Joan Burnett, left, and Joe Wetzel, of Dunnellon, practice their light-heated winter solstice service based on an early representation of the shifting seasons. This pre-Christian Celtic battle between the Oak King and the Holly King will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 465-4225 or visit naturecoastuu.org. BRIDGE SCORES SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Dec. 6: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 8,000; 2. Evelean Clarkson, 7,150; 3. Barbara Hanington, 6,170; 4. Millie Morales, 5,840; 5. Betsy Davis, 5,680). Slams: Millie Morales and Wilma Jester, 6S; Millie Morales and Luise Pellett, 6D; Betsy Davis and Evelean Clarkson, 6 NT; Barbara Hanington and Nick Caspero, 6S. Rainbow Springs Country Club Dinner Bridge Results of play from Nov. 30: Winners: 1. Millie Morales and Luise Pellett, 5,510; 2. Bill Smead and Carol Jensen, 4,900; 3. Billie Barnes and Ruth Brucker, 3,810; 4. Gordon and Betty Quigley, 2,870; 5. Richard and Betsy Davis, 2,420. The next dinner bridge will be Jan. 25 hosted by Betty Koehler (489-7509) and Nancy Meyer (489-5664). Any club member who would like to join us, call either Betty or Nancy. Jacobson marks 15 years with TLC Rehab

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