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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
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Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 01-26-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, January 26, 2012 Vol 30 No. 15 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Food4Kids Inc. to host bridge partyFood 4 Kids Inc. will sponsor an afternoon of bridge at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy an afternoon of card playing, refreshments and prizes for a donation of $10 that will go to feeding hungry children on the weekends. You may register by table, pairs, or individuals. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Linda at 352-566-8289.Eastern Star to host spaghetti dinnerThe Dunnellon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Masonic Hall at 20751 Powell Road. Cost is $8 per person; take out is available. For more information about the event, call Nancy Homadue, Worthy Matron, at 489-2130 or Joan Cothern, secretary, at 465-0782.Womans Club slates eventsThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, for Game Day at the Womans Club. Bring your favorite game(s) for all to enjoy. If you wish to brings snacks or drinks, please do. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782 or Gerry Hess at 465-8195. The annual Soup-AThon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Cost is $7 per person, all you can eat. Take out is available, three containers for $7. For more information, call Holly Fisk, chairwoman, at 465-8305.RS Garden Club to meet todayThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, across from Jans Nursery. Horticulturalist Bruce Ide will be the guest speaker. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. Officials tweak Greenlight rates With at least 80 percent of its fiber in place and a testing period underway, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is tweaking its rate structure after the City Council approved minor modifications as well as established small-business rates Monday night at its regular meeting. Originally, the Council OKd the rate structure in November; however, after concerns from residents and small-business owners, city officials went back to the drawing board to tweak several of the rates Greenlight plans to charge its customers. Gone is the triple-play combo, which consisted of Expanded Basic, one phone line and 10 Mbs on its data line for $119.99. The plan did not include DVR services or the phone features such as voice mail, caller ID or call waiting. Also, nixed was the residential starter package, which comprised one phone line and Internet (5 Mbs). That package had been valued at $59.99. Phone features such as voice mail, caller ID or call waiting were not included. Now, as Algiere, pointed out, the city will offer residents the chance to bundle services as they would like while receiving up to a 20 percent discount. If potential customers chose Mayor lashes county DRA on 484 still irks WardIn October, the Dunnellon City Council made it known it was not happy with the countys plans for a so-called Drainage Retention Area along County Road 484. Threeand-half months later, Mayor Fred Ward continued to express his displeasure about the project, which is nearing completion, and the countys decision not to seek input from city officials. Im not very happy about it, he explained. Its atrocious. Mayor Ward told fellow council members hes spoken with two people who have homes along the area, which sits almost directly across the entrance from Blue Cove. He said both citizens, women who are in their 80s said theyre concerned with the lack of privacy and security the trees, that were once there, provided. Any fool can walk across there, he said, noting he walked it himself. Councilman Dennis Evans said any property owner has the right to do what it wants with its property. Mayor Ward disagreed. That doesnt hold water, he said. Its not zoned for a DRA; its zoned for residential or a traditional neighborhood. We had nothing to say about it. We knew nothing JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsShirley Dixon, right, talks with Lisa Sheffield, a local business owner, during the social hour as guests strike up a conversation about local happenings. Chamber doles out awards at annual banquet The conversation echoed throughout the main room at River River Club and the dinner was succulent Saturday night as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards dinner, the Valentine Stars of Dunnellon. As the 2012 Board of Directors were officially sworn in by Mayor Fred Ward, it marked the end of Matthew Baillargeons tenure as president of the Chamber as he passed the gavel onto Valerie Levy, who will serve as president of the Board of Directors. Levy, who moved to the area 11 years ago from New York, admitted to being in culture shock when she first arrived in Dunnellon. However, after becoming involved in Jazz Up Dunnellon and serving as a Chamber Ambassador, she said shes eager to see the business community grow. I really fell in love with the city, she said. Im going to work very hard in the next year to help bring businesses here, so they can see what we have to offer. But the real celebration was the recognition of individuals, business owners and organizations that made an impact throughout 2011 in the community. Nominees were submitted by community leaders and businesses, and those winners were announced at the banquet. Winners were: Community Service Award The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon and JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News All in the family JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJeffery Alley works with his steer, Levi, as well as his sister, Janas steer. Here, the steer isnt cooperating. Alley said he hadnt been working with it as much as he should because of work and hunting season. Now that hunting season is ending, he will be spending every afternoon until past dark working with the steer. Teens Youth Fair participation is a decades-old family tradition Editors Note: The Southeastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 18 to 26. During the next few weeks, the Riverland News will feature youths partipcating in the event.On the family farm in Romeo, Jeffery Alley exits the house heading toward the barn. Today, he is going to try and spend a little time with Levi, the steer hes raising for Februarys Southeastern Youth Fair. Alley admits that hes been working and hunting too much, and has not spent a lot of time with the steer. The steer, in turn, proceeds to make it difficult for Alley to work with him, even after Alley dumps 50 pounds of feed into his trough. The steer is a bit too skittish. Alley has his work cut out for him, as he will attempt to get Levi halter broken and trained in time for the fair. I guess Ill be out here every day after school until after dark, Alley explained. Alley is an 18-year-old junior at Dunnellon High School. This is his third year raising a JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Businesses, individuals, civic groups recognized See CHAMBER page 19 See MAYOR page 6 LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Jeffery Alley holds up his Best in Class trophy from 2010. Behind him are family portraits. Family members have participated for more than 20 years in SEYF. His grandmother, Janey Markham, said her husband would probably stay involved for the rest of his life even though the grandchildren will be done after next year when they graduate. See FAMILY page 9 City scraps triple play combo in favor of bundle options See RATES page 6 Fred Ward Mayor still upset with county over DRA along C.R. 484.

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Annual bluegrass festival slated Feb. 11The sixth annual Bluegrass and Strawberry Festival will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 11. The event will be off State Road 200 and Stokes Ferry Road, turn at Reds Restaurant, and follow the signs to the Community Center. Gates open at noon. Bring a chair. For more information, call 637-4335.CERT training slated to start Feb. 16A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the eight-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the sheriffs office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and nonstructural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. The training is free. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, trainer, at 352812-0853. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church regarding the widening of U.S. 41 from 111th Place Lane to approximately Southwest 61st Street. The meeting will start with an open house starting at 5, followed by hourlong presentation at 6. The presentation video is available online at www.us41 marion.com or www. cflroads.com, click on Future Projects, then Marion and finally on 238648-1 SR 45). According to FDOT, the agency conducted a Project Development and environment Study (PD&E) in 2007. The purpose of the study was to examine the widening and rehabilitation of U.S. 41 from two lanes to four lanes. Three public meetings were conducted, including a formal public hearing in December 2009. The project to be discussed Feb. 9 entails the reconstruction of the existing roadway from two to four lanes and includes grass medians, paved shoulders, sidewalks, driveway reconstruction and full and directional median openings. According to FDOT, the project is currently scheduled for 2018, but is not currently funded for construction. For more information, contact Kathleen Enot, FDOT District 5, at 386-9435149 or email kathleen.enot@dot.state.fl. us or Tanya Kristoff at 904256-2326 or email tanya.kristoff@rsandh.com.2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 000AD4F Trinity Trinity Trinity Villas Villas Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 000ADAL SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2012 1:00-3:00 RAINBOW SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB 9836 SW 198 CIRCLE 3/2/2 CBS 1887 SQ. FT. SPLIT BEDROOMS W/LARGE LANAI NEWER AC/HEAT Asking Price $127,000 DIR: N. On 41 R. into R ainbow S prings C ountry C lub to right on to 198 C ircle. DECCA REAL ESTATE CORP. 6140 SW ST. RD. 200 OCALA FLORIDA 34476 www.DECCArealestate.com HOSTED BY REALTOR JAE ANN WITZGALL 352-615-8794 Lakeside 352-726-1461 4555 East Windmill Drive, Inverness Citrus Springs 352-489-5045 8690 N. Golfview Dr., Citrus Springs 000ABBT Visit citrusspringsgolf.com and find out about our New Executive Membership! Come and Play the Best Greens in the Area for Only: $ 34.00 18 holes w/cart before 1pm $ 26.00 18 holes w/cart after 1pm SAT. & SUN. SPECIALS AT CITRUS SPRINGS JUST $ 28.00 18 Holes w/Cart Citrus Springs & Lakeside 000A650 Your Best Source for Local News Local Sports Community Events School News And More! We have four convenient ways to start your subscription! Call us at 489-2731 CODE: MO Go to our website: www.riverlandnews.com Visit our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432 Fill out this form and mail it in with your payment Yes, sign me up for $27.00 13 month subscription.* N ame Address City State Zip Phone Email Mail this coupon to: Riverland News 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 *Must be local, in-county delivery New subscribers only. Special expires 2/1/12 R i n g i n t h e N e w Y e a r r i g h t . . 2012 2012 Stay in touch with Dunnellon this year with a subscription to 2012 2012 2012 2012 $ 27 00 $ 27 00 $ 27 00 000A9HD Workforce Wednesdays coming to Annie Johnson Center OCALA Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties will bring job-seeker services to the Annie Johnson Senior and Family Service Center in Dunnellon beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1. Workforce Connections Mobile Resource Unit will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. The center is at 1991 W. Test Court, just south of the Withlacoochee River. On every second and third Wednesday, Workforce will partner with the Florida Department of Children and Families at the center by providing work registration services for those accessing public assistance programs. Rusty Skinner, Workforces chief executive officer, said the effort is designed to make it easier for job seekers to access services without having to travel to a resource center in Ocala, Inverness or Chiefland. All Workforce Connection services, regardless of location, are provided at no charge. We recognize that its not always possible to get to one of our centers, and the Annie Johnson Center is ideally located to serve residents in the northeast corner of Citrus County, southeast area of Levy and southwest portion of Marion, Skinner said. The idea is to provide seamless services throughout our region. Workforce Connections mobile resource unit is staff-supported and equipped with satellite Internet, four computer workstations and office equipment to assist job seekers register with the Employ Florida Marketplace, conduct job searches, work on their resumes, fill out online employment applications, research career information and resources, get information about upcoming hiring events and apply for Unemployment Compensation benefits and file claims. For more information about the Annie Johnson Center, call 489-8021. For information about Workforce Connection services at the Annie Johnson Center, call 800-434-5627. Special to the Riverland News FDOT to host public meeting Feb. 9 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Riverland News

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The Dunnellon City Council is helping the Florida Department of Greenways and Trails moving one step closer to the reality of connecting its trail system to the city, after the Council approved the purchase of 1.14 acres of land along County Road 484. The property in question is owned by Dr. Pruetts family and will cost the city $9,000. The sliver of property is 20 feet wide and 2,516 feet long. Dr. Pruett, who died several months ago, had agreed to the deal prior to his death. His family members agreed to keep the deal in place, City Manager Lisa Algiere told the City Council. This gives the state the ability to connect the trails, she explained. Its something they have wanted to do for quite some time. Marsha Segal-George said in the past the state has had agreements fall through. This is a huge priority for them to connect the trail systems, she added. The plan now, Algiere said, is to lease the property to the state. It also might open the doors for the city to acquire 170 acres of property near Rio Vista, because the Department of Greenways and Trails eventually wants to reacquire the property where the citys Little League fields are now located. Leasing the property near Rio Vista would provide a new spot to relocate a new community park, Algiere said. However, she explained, it is years from coming to fruition. Resident Louise Kenney asked if the city has plans to involve the community in such a large endeavor, therefore, creating public buy-in to such a large project. Absolutely, Algiere said. First we have to get the land; then wed have to create a master plan for that park. Its a long ways off. Algiere told Kenney as well as the City Council there has been preliminary discussions about the need for a community sports complex in this portion of the county to not only meet the needs of the children, but adults as well. Theres also 70 feet of rough waterfront property that Mayor Ward said the city would like to look at creating an additional tubers exit to lessen the burden on Blue Run Park. As it stands now, tubers entering at either KP Hole or the State Park all exit at Blue Run Park. We end up with a headache, Councilwoman Penny Fleeger said. In other action, the Council: Approved Ordiance 2011-13, allowing for nonresident property owners and non-resident business owners to serve on the Planning Commission. Per the agreement, nonresident property owners must have owned the property for a minimum of three years and non-resident business owners must have been in business for a minimum of three years. A maximum of two non-resident property owners/nonresident business owners will be allowed to serve on the Planning Commission with one alternate in place. Resident Mary Ann Hilton voice opposition to accepting the ordinance. I would not want nonresidents deciding the plans for the future of this city, she said. The Council, however, said it was important to let business owners have a say in the citys future. They are stakeholders in the welfare of the city, Mayor Ward said. It doesnt show a lot of wisdom to exclude those stakeholders. Hilton questioned the Council if those who owned property sold it or if a business owner closed their doors. Theyd no longer qualify, Marsha Segal-George, assistant city attorney, said. Aproved a consultant agreement with Joe Renda for Grenlight Sales and Marketing. Per the contract agreement, Renda will work strictly on a commission and will not receive benefits. Also, any expenses he occurs, he must pay out of his own pocket. You couldnt have picked a btter guy that I know about, Councilman Evans said. Ive seen him several times and hes always promoting Greenlight, hes very enthusastic. Segal-George said he does not have an exlusive agreement with the city, that if officials so choose, they can hire additional people. She said the city can also terminate the contract within five days if they are not satisified with his performance. Approved an agreement with Kingdom 4H and Boy Scout Troop 452 to install 10 bat houses throughout the community as part of the two groups community service efforts. As part of the deal, the groups will construct 10 bat houses and provided poles. The city will turn place the bat houses at various locations throughout town. The groups told the Council, the benefit of the bat houses is twofold. One, bats eat a large amount of bugs and mosquitoes. If the 10 bat houses fill up, the amount of bats occupying those houses could up to 12 billion insects and mosquitoes combined. They said in their research, the city spends $32,000 per year spraying for mosquitoes, but the cost to put up the 10 bat houses is $55. Also, as part of the agreement, the two youth groups agreed to keep an eye on the bat houses for signs of wasps building nests. Its a heck of a project, Mayor Ward told the groups making the presentation. Approved the reappointment of Councilman Dennis Evans to serve another term on the Tourist Development Council. Authorized Mayor Ward to sign the Certification of Acceptance of an FDLE JAG Grant for road side Drivers License (DL) Readers. Approved an amendment for the agreement with Kimley-Horn & Associates for the Water and Wastewater Utility Master Plan. Small-scale amendment applications acceptedThe Marion County Growth Management Department is accepting applications for smallscale land use changes, or amendments, to the countys Comprehensive Plan. Residents who own 10 acres or less of land and are interested in changing its designated use, such as going from rural to commercial use, are eligible for the small-scale amendment application. Per Florida Statute, the department may only accept up to a total of 120 acres of small-scale amendment applications in one year. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Feb. 3 or until the 120-acre maximum is reached, whichever comes first. Application forms may be picked up at Marion County Growth Management or downloaded from www.marioncountyfl.org/ Planning/land_use.aspx. Growth Management hosts small-scale amendment application cycles periodically as part of its activities to keep the countys Comprehensive Plan up to date. The plan is Marion Countys key guide for growth management and provides the framework for how the county will continue to develop. For more information about small-scale amendments, contact Michael Kokosky at 352-438-2600 or visit www.marion countyfl.org/growth management.htm. Gardening for Dummies course scheduledIf you think you were born without a green thumb but turn pea green with envy when you see your neighbors successful gardens, UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service has a class for you. This five-session Gardening for Dummies course starts at the root of successful gardening with lessons on creating nutrient-rich soil for your future plants. Next, learn to sow successful seeds, grow vegetables and keep your lawn green. Subsequent sessions cover how to beat insects, weeds and plant diseases in the battle for your garden. Lastly, learn to use microirrigation to efficiently keep your plants healthy and save you both water and money. The class fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple covers the class materials. The class will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 to 10 at the Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org /extensionservice.htm. Historical information of county parks soughtThe earliest recorded baseball games at Orange Lake Community Park took place in 1918. The land encompassed by W.H. Willoughby Park once belonged to a farmer and preacher from Alabama. County parks are rich in history, and a Marion County department wants to preserve as much of it as possible. Marion County Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to assist in its collection of historical park information and photographs by sharing any little known fact or visual about a county park. If you know why a park was given a certain name, treasure an old photograph of a park or have just about any other historical information on a county park, contact Gina Peebles at 671-8560 or e-mail gina.peebles@ marioncountyfl.org.Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 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. 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Miley was honored as the Dunnellon Police Departments Officer of the Year and Anthony was recently sworn in as the agencys chaplain. Council members present, from left, are: Penny Fleeger, Dennis Evans, Mayor Fred Ward and Vice Mayor Fred Stark. City buys property to connect state trails AROUND THE COUNTY Council approves changes for Planning Board requirements JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Answers to puzzle on page 7

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River views Residents of Rainbow Springs should stand unitedThe city of Dunnellon has borrowed about $12 million-plus to develop Internet services and purchase the Rainbow Springs Utilities Co. Since no referendum was held by the residents of Dunnellon to sell these bonds, resident taxes and fees cannot be used to secure the notes. Greenlight and Rainbow Springs Utilities must provide the income to pay off the bonds. Certainly, boycotting the Greenlight project is a significant tool for the residents of Rainbow Springs to speak with our wallets. We have alternatives to Greenlight! The water system is an entirely different matter in my mind. If we dont do something that threatens their income flow, the city will prey on us forever. I suggest the following: Do what unions do. Join together and act as one solidarity. If we try doing it individually we will lose. Therefore, we should select a small committee and spokesperson to deal with the city. Maybe the Property Owners Association (POA)? We should hold a mass rally in front of City Hall and burn our water bills. You say theyll turn our water off. I say nonsense. Think about the fire hydrants, individually scattered throughout Rainbow Springs, the city cannot shut them off. That means they virtually have to go house to house to shut off the water. Thats a big deal! We should get the media involved ( Minutes, Wake-Up America, local TV in Gainesville, Orlando and Tampa as well as all the appropriate newspapers. Remember what happened in Waldo when they went nuts with traffic citations. The media loved covering the story nationwide and the city backed off. I know Im very hawkish, but if we dont present a united front and develop a course of action that threatens their revenue stream, well be the losers. Remember, its all about the money we have it and they need it.Frank Gebhardt Rainbow SpringsContact state lawmakers regarding surchargeIt seems to me that this city buyout of the Rainbow Springs Water Utility, and then adding on a 25 percent surcharge could be in violation of our constitutional rights. There is no alternative for residents of Rainbow Springs. We cant vote in the city of Dunnellon; therefore, we are being taxed without representation. We, as residents have no protection from the city doubling our water rates any time they choose to have a council meeting and vote to raise the rates to anything they desire. Something is wrong here that allows a PSC regulated entity to be sold to a city government without some state intervention to regulate water rates, esA few tips, tricks for rose planting and cuttings Sweet baby James Inever knew what James Taylors song Sweet Baby James was all about until my grandson, James, was born. If I were to tell you that hes the sweetest boy in the whole world youd think I was bragging so Ill let you form your own opinion. Having only daughters, I didnt realize the dynamics between a mother and son. I watch my daughter and him interact and there is nothing like it. He takes her face in both his hands, looks her straight in the eyes and tells her how much he loves her. How he wishes she wasnt married, so he can marry her. The best one was when he told me I watched Mommy sleeping last night and she looked like an angel. Hes the angel. Last week, James told my daughter he thinks about her at school and misses her. So Mandy put a sweet little note in his lunchbox. When she picked him up from school, he told her when he read the note it just made him miss her more and he cried a little bit. How can you not love this kid? James enjoys performing and making everyone laugh. He has two dances, the inchworm and the hula, that are a riot. He loves telling jokes, doing magic tricks and just being funny. He also comes up with the cutest things to say. He told me that he knows I love him because Im always hugging and kissing him. He doesnt eat supper, he only eats breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other night I asked him if he needed to use the bathroom and he said, No, Im just going to let nature take its course. Then while having a conversation about a naked guy in the ocean he said: Watch out for snapping turtles. Where does he come up with these things? If you tell him he has one more hour on the computer and then its time for lunch, the first question he always asks is how long is an hour. You have to tell him in SpongeBob time that an hour is two SpongeBob shows. Then when that hour is up he will come and say OK, my hour is up. We better eat lunch now. You will get no argument, no fussing, and no tears. Once you tell him something, thats the way its going to be. Im amazed by his goodness. Alas, theres got to be a downside. Hes a perfectionist, which many people would not see as a downside. But I hate to see him get so sad when he cant be perfect at something. He gets very teary eyed if he doesnt do something the very best. Those are hard times for a grandmother, because to me hes always the best. Yet, we need to teach him that others will win sometimes and you cant excel at every single thing that you try. They are very hard lessons, for both of us. Now, if you look way down deep inside of this angel you will find a tiny bit of the devil. After all hes a boy. He loves fourwheelers, karate, getting dirty and playing hard. He loves to fight, wrestle, run, scream, yell and play. The best of both worlds. Right now, at the age of 6, James has no mean bones in his body. He is all about sweetness, kindness, caring and being good all the time. I dont think he will grow out of it. Im pretty sure this is him. The blueprint is done, the road map all set. This sweet, baby James is going to soar and conquer the world or at least everybodys heart. He had mine the second he arrived. 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, January 26, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS RIVERLAND GARDENER LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE So far 2012 has been a bust. I had to have a root canal done and then some other minor dental work. Not fun! I had to laugh at the post-op instructions. It stated: Do not tap or bang on the area. Gee Doc, you spent the last hour taking a sledge hammer to my face and now I cant tap on it. Darn! I would rather go to the gynecologist then the dentist. Thats how much I hate some one touching my teeth. Since I shake so much, I tend to grip my toothbrush too tightly. Therefore, I have brushed off most of the enamel on my teeth, which makes them very sensitive. My dentist said I needed to try an electronic tooth brush. I purchased the one they conveniently sold at the front desk. Now, when I brush my teeth, it borders on obscene. I have to use two hands because it vibrates so much. I am really not sure who shakes more me or the toothbrush. Theres a lot of pushing in and out involved. With a little practice, I have been able to cut down on the drooling. It wasnt a pretty site. My woes are small compared to what my niece went through. Her house was broken into the second week of January. She lives in Ocala. The low-down, dirty rotten scum took everything. Her fianc installed security cameras around the house. He is technically savvy and they own I should say they owned a lot of electronic gadgets. Well, the no good waste of a human being swiped the security cameras. This two-bit bum of a criminal even took food from the pantry. Jewelry, mementos and make-up were taken. How desperate do you have to be to steal make-up? After cleaning them out of their worldly goods, they trashed the place. Was that necessary? Luckily, her two cats hid during the destruction. The larger one hid so deep into the sofa cushion, it took several hours to get him out. Normally, the cats dont like each other. That night they were best friends. I think that is the only good thing to come out of this. I will never understand how people can be so rotten to one another. When our house in Connecticut was broken into I felt so violated. Some stranger went through my things. Yuk! It leaves you with this sense of things being dirty and you want to scrub every inch of your home. Then you live in fear for the next few months. You start to question what if I was home? Will it happen again? Did I lock the doors? Not that it matters, because they broke a window to get in. Along with those thoughts, comes the feeling of loss. This eventually leads to anger. You work hard and you reward yourself with nice things. How dare someone waltz into your home and take those things! To this day, I would like to run over the flea bitten dog of a human being that broke into my home 30 years ago Counting on karma Planting bare-root roses during the dormant season allows the plants to establish quickly because this is when the soil does not dry as quickly when watered. Bare-root plants are available to buy in winter, and are more economical than planting pot-grown roses if you need lots of them. Heres a few tips on how to do it: Dig out a hole in the soil to the depth of a garden spade and the same width. Put the soil to one side of the hole. Fork the base of the hole and add half a handful of granular fertilizer, such as pelleted chicken manure. Lightly firm the base of the hole with your foot. Set the bare-root rose in position, and use a bamboo cane placed across the top of the hole to judge the final soil level around the plant. Aim to set the base of the stems just slightly below this level. Add a shovelful of compost to the soil dug out of the hole, and mix it together. Use this to fill in around the roots of the rose, firming in layers with the heel of your foot. When the hole is full, add a mulch of well-rotted compost to the surface of the soil to help conserve moisture. Water the rose well. If you are green thumbed then it is possible to take stem cuttings, which can be grown to make new plants. A plastic bottle method works well. Take a 6-inch stem cutting. The top of the stem cutting should have a slant cut above the top bud. Push the straight cut bottom into the ground, or pot about 2 inches down. Cover with your bottle or jar and water periodically around the jar to prevent the stem drying out. A baggie can be used if you prefer a different method. Place the cutting into a pot with potting soil. Put the pot, or pots, into a plastic ziploc bag. Push a couple of sticks into the pot to ensure the bag stays upright. Although a good method, rot may become an issue if the bag folds over, and the air is prevented from circulating. One medium that works well for us is a 50/50 potting mix, and perlite. New, or mature growth, can be used, but make sure the stem is healthy. This is a good economical way to get new roses for your garden, and keep old roses in your garden particularly if a favorite. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. Kathleen Wallace Audrey Beem Tracy Jenner See SMILE page 7 See LETTERS page 5

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pecially the way irrigation rates are calculated. I have been in contact with the PSC in Tallahassee and they recommended we get in touch with our state representative, which I intend to do. I would recommend to all Rainbow Springs residents to do the same. Congressman Richard Nugent can be contacted by email through his website.Arnold G. Rodgers Rainbow SpringsVote Henion for another term on SECO boardSince you elected me, Rob Henion, as trustee for SECO, a lot of wonderful activities have happened. It is hard to believe that three years has passed. In the first year I became trained as a credential coop director. I followed that up in the second year with training to become a Board Leadership director. SECO has invested a great deal to insure I can be an advocate for each of my SECO members and to be a board trustee devoted to allowing SECO to continue to provide reliable and affordable power. As a board member, I have served well for that purpose. No doubt you have also heard of some of the ways I have helped many in my district. They continue to thank me for my actions. Now, I ask for your help to continue in this wonderful role. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, our district meeting will be at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and voting is from 4:30 to about 6:30 p.m. Thereafter, business presentations begin followed by prize drawings for you! Jim Duncan, our SECO CEO, will also address the members, which is always an exciting part of the meeting. I will need your vote and support to continue as your SECO Trustee for another threeyear term. Also, on Saturday, March 24, our Annual Meeting will be in Sumterville. You dont want to miss that! I really appreciate your support.Rob Henion, Trustee, District 7A cash cow kicks backThe logic in the letters from the Chamber Of Commerce and the city manager of Dunnellon is as faulty as the financial mess the city has created for itself. Does anyone know of an instance when a government-run business does as well as private industry? The Chase family, which owned and operated Rainbow Springs Ltd. for many years, was satisfied with their profit margin on our utilities system. Except for the recent boom years, I am sure that they made more money selling us water and making us pay for our sewage than they did selling houses. Now, with no increase in operating expenses, Dunnellon wants to essentially double the base cost of household water and empty the wallets of those who do not have a well. Recent actions by the city of Dunnellon make you wonder who is running the asylum. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was no weirder. First, we got red-light cameras with revenue budgeted at $700,000. In spite of the chiefs protestations that safety was the citys only concern, we all started driving smarter and revenues plummeted. Then Jack the Giant Killer or David with his sling shot decided Dunnellon could outperform AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network combined and Greenlight limped on the scene, months late and tons of money behind in interest payments. Rainbow Springs residents have every right to be angry with Dunnellon City Hall and all the other townspeople who put them in office. We worked hard all our lives and saved our money for retirement. Any peaceful and lawful action which can be taken that will make Dunnellon share our pain should be on the table. Florida Statute 180.191 does not give any city the right to slap a surcharge on nonresidents served by a separate, freestanding utility, not connected to the city system. It does allow legal recourse against any entity, which tries to do different.J. Daniel Techentin DunnellonResponse to articleIn response to the article by Ms. (Beverly) Leisure, I too am saddened by the current situation. The residents of Rainbow Springs have supported the local businesses, the local charities and the local activities and functions listed in your article. One of my neighbors has been a volunteer at the library and the Rainbow Springs Park for the past 18 years. We are a supportive and giving community and we are being treated like a nameless, faceless entity with no say whatsoever in what the city can and will do to us. While you feel that boycotting the businesses is just simply wrong, we feel that what is being done to us is just simply wrong. Ms. Algiers feels that we should pay for the citys debt, the water and sewer system for Rio Vista and apparently Greenlight as well. I would point out that a few years back when our roads needed to be repaired, we did not call the city of Dunnellon and ask them to put a special surcharge on the Dunnellon residents to pay for our repairs, we paid for them ourselves. But the Dunnellon City Council has put a special surcharge on us to pay for their repairs. Ms. Algieres article screams envy, resentment and outright dislike for the residents of Rainbow Springs. So tell me, what would you suggest we do? As a previous letter writer said, Dunnellon has become a place to drive through on my way somewhere else.Glenda Hinz Rainbow SpringsCity officials changed landscape of townAs an unwilling, unrepresented, hijacked new customer of Dunnellon utilities, I offer some input and questions to the city managers article in the Jan. 19 edition of the Riverland News. Algiere listed as a benefit that the customer base doubles, minimizing rate increases. So I can expect no rate increase in Rainbow Springs? Before the quick city purchase, Rainbow Springs Utility was under the prevue of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC monitored, set and limited the amount of rate increases the private utility company could issue. I ask the city manager, is the city utility under the monitoring and control of the PSC? As a customer of Rainbow Springs, am I not going to see a major rate increase every year till 2016 and beyond? Rainbow Springs will be forever surcharged 25 percent more than city residents. If you do not raise our rates, you cannot pay the debt the city incurred. In public statements, Dunnellon city officials have stated the purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility was revenue generation. The city is going to make enough money off our rates to pay the debt and subsidize other customers. Part of the rationale for the $2.5 million overpayment over appraised value is that the cost could be passed on to Rainbow Springs residents. The money amount I recall being quoted was $250,000 extra revenue. This revenue will be used to offset other costs and keep taxes down according to Vice Mayor (Fred) Stark. Explain to me what benefit I, as a Rainbow Springs resident, will gain by connecting to a state failed Rio Vista sewer system that the city is now responsible for? If Rio Vista and the city utility wanted to connect, that is fine. Seems to me that Rio Vista had to fix their system and the city of Dunnellon are the winners here and Rainbow Springs residents are the economic losers. Whose decision was it to buy the failed Rio Vista system and why? Was the city not in enough debt already? Going into massive debt is not economic recovery unless you are in the Obama administration. Future expansion to connect riverfront properties onto sewer is given as a positive? The residents of all Dunnellon, Rainbow Springs and the small business owners are going to subsidize the developers and people who can afford to live on the river. I do not begrudge anyone the right to purchase and live wherever they chose if they pay their fair share. People know that riverfront property in todays environment is much more valuable if access to public sewage system is available. New river front property owners will pay fewer fees than Rainbow Springs customers. So again, we will be subsidizing affluent river homes and river front developers with our 25 percent surcharge and high rates. Again, if people want to develop riverfront property, surcharge those who benefit from it, not your captive neighbors to the north. The developer who bought the old Cubbage property must be happy. The statement that the 25 percent surcharge will go to retire the debt is actually pretty funny in a cruel way. The debt comes from the bad decision to purchase a private utility for $2.5 million more than appraised value, connect us to a failing system and take us from the protection on the Public Service Commission. Actually, if I did not live in Rainbow Springs I could appreciate the logic and humor in the retire the debt statement. Also, Rainbow Springs Utility lost $100,000 value according to its 2009 finance statement. Based on how well Greenlight has been handled, I am sure that the city can run the utility in a more efficient manner than the private company thats only purpose was to make a profit. I believe the city sold us down the river without a hook up to cover their revenue problems. As your good neighbors and friends, we thought that our contributions in civic volunteering, at the state park, churches, service clubs and city events were valued. Most of us were proud to shop locally, keep the money in Dunnellon and boasted of it. We were not taking value from the city, we added value to it. We liked Dunnellon area for what it was a nice place to live. We did not seek an economic power house community, but a nice well managed, affordable area. I do not think so any more. Now we find within a two-week period we are just a revenue source. The city management was/is not concerned about losing our friendship, respect, support, cooperation or good will; they are concerned about losing our money. The money you extract from the utility surcharge and rates I have no control over. The voluntary, discretionary, money I can chose to spend on Greenlight or even in Dunnellon city limits you have lost. It will take more than an article to regain our trust and respect. The city management injected Rainbow Springs into the heart of city affairs, without our consent, input or even notice for the citys economic advantage without any consultation. I do not think this was a wise decision. The residents of Rainbow Springs did not change the Dunnellon city landscape, the city manager, mayor and City Council did with their decisions.David Bates DunnellonBusinesses affected by purchase can count on meIn a recent letter to the editor regarding Dunnellons purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities LC, I said as a consequence I would avoid all Dunnellon establishments. I now believe that position is unfair to those Dunnellon business owners who, unfortunately, also happen to live in Rainbow Springs. They would get a double whammy, losing a customer, yet still retaining the privilege of paying the shamefully high water rates as a Rainbow Springs resident. So, where I know this situation exists, I will continue to patronize the business. Sincerely, Al and Marti Spalmacin Rainbow SpringsThank youThe Adopt a Class Meet & Greet was fantastic, most of the teachers and sponsors were able to attend. All 40 classes were adopted in record time. I wish to thank all of the teachers for giving up an evening at home with their families to attend. A special thank you to Mrs. Wilkerson, the principal at Dunnellon Elementary School, who was a great help in making this event possible. She organized all of the teachers and helped with the adoptions Thursday night. Gruffs put out a great spread of delicious and tasty treats for everyone to try. The biggest hit was the Kettle Chips, the Chicken Niblets and Ham & Cheese Wraps are on the top of my list. I would like to personally thank all the businesses, individuals and organization that adopted a class. They are: the Chamber of Commerce, Gruffs Tap & Grill, AAA Roofing, Mr. & Mrs. Haussey, Personal Mini Storage, Stitch Niche, Rita Cook, Historic Village Shops or Dunnellon, Volunteer Thrift Store, Carol Scott, Dunnellon Community Thrift Store, Als TV, Insurance Center of Dunnellon, Doris Magursky, Joyce Bergeron, Sue Carpenter, Creations by Clovis, Grumbles House, Jacks Cool Treats, Bank of America, Caldwell Bankers, Holly Fisk, Curt Bond Signs, SunTrust Bank, Bill Ballard of Humana, Mike of Excel Printing, Regions Bank, Edgewater Realty, Capital City Bank, Bentlys Restaurant, Sue Lavac, Home Beautiful, Injun Joes Cutlery, Run Around Sue, Turner House Florist, The Insurance Den, Mr. & Mrs. Mintrone, and a sweet lady that came in as a guest and left with an adopted class. We hope to continue the project for the 2012-13 school year. If you feel this is a project worth getting involved, call me at 4658000 any time. I will be happy to place your name on the list for the next year. If we received more names then classes at Dunnellon Elementary School, we can always branch out to other schools in the area.Viola Soffe DunnellonPillaging of R.S.finances underwayI have just received the new version of the Dunnellon City water/sewer usage rate schedule. Based on calculating the most recent Rainbow Springs water/sewer bill with the new city of Dunnellon rates, the cost difference would be approximately 72 percent greater. The financial pillage of Rainbow Springs will start in the February billing period. The biggest rate increase is in the sprinkler usage as this is the primary area exclusive to Rainbow Springs that can be manipulated; stand alone, without affecting the current city of Dunnellon residents. Rainbow Springs gains absolutely no benefit from the additional usage charges. Billing Rainbow Springs residents to pay off unrealistic debt from the traffic cameras, $7 million loan for cable, $6 million loan for Rainbow Springs Utilities, and repair costs for obsolete sewer systems outside of Rainbow Springs, all raises many questions of mismanagement at Dunnellon City Hall. Now is the time to fight back and force the city of Dunnellon into bankruptcy, get the state of Florida to take over, get this mess cleared up, and get the city of Dunnellon under competent management. In the meantime, the residents of Rainbow Springs need to force the issue by doing the following. Limit as much as possible, funds flowing into Dunnellon. Being on a fixed income, I will have less money to spend at Dunnellon retail stores. Hopefully, the retail stores will get the message, and support voting out the current Dunnellon council members who are up for re-election this year. Drive in such a way to avoid traffic cameras. If you get a ticket, protest in court. Remember Polk County ruled the cameras illegal in 2011. If you want people to feel no intimidation while shopping in Dunnellon, get rid of these stupid cameras. Do not sign up for Greenlight Communications. There are cheaper, better managed alternatives. The cable connection posts on Rainbow Springs property makes the area look like a cheap, third-rate junk yard. Make sure you are monitoring the yard sprinklers to use as little water as possible. I shut my system off entirely for the common area. There may be a possibility that if a large number of residents sign up for new wells, discounts may make this option affordable. Without some type of action to bring back Rainbow Springs basic water/sewer rates, Rainbow Springs will just become another Citrus Springs type neglected property.Pete Creighton DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 5 K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000ADJ2 F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482 000AA6L LETTERS continued from page 4

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about it. I dont have to be happy or happy with the results. Mayor Ward asked the Council to take a stance together to make sure the county addresses the problem. We can make them mitigate the problem or at least find a resolution, he explained. Its criminal what they did. We dont like it. They ran roughshod over us. They didnt consider the impact of residents. Vice Mayor Fred Starke chimed in. They came in here and played games with us, he said. Evans suggested it would perhaps be easier to formulate a complaint and try to get it fixed. Ward, still angered by the countys actions, said the area is a terrible welcome sight to Dunnellon. There was no consideration to the people around it, he concluded. two services of their liking from expanded basic, one phone and a data plan, Greenlight will offer a 10 percent discount. For example, Algiere pointed out, if customers subscribe for video at $69.99 plus Internet (5 Mbs) at $34.99, the total price would be $104.98; however, with a 10 percent discount the total bill would be $94.48. Residents who bundle three services together such as video, phone and Internet, they would receive a 20 percent discount. Overall, the savings equal just 1 cent from the previous offered triple play combo, Algiere pointed out, but now they can choose the type of Internet service they want. Greenlight will offer speeds from 5 Mbs up to 20 Mbs for residential customers. These plans offer a lot of flexibility, Algiere told the Council. The city could benefit from the addition of smallbusiness rates for Internet usage. Algiere said there are three options to chose from: up to 5 Mbs at $44.99; up to 10 Mbs at $59.99; and up to 20 Mbs for $79.99. The small-business rate does not feature a dedicated line as the regular business rates, which remain the same, does. As it stands now, most of the original fees Greenlight established remain the same: Limited Basic is $29.99 and includes 59 channels. Expanded Basic, which includes the Limited Basic channel package, is $69.99. Expanded Basic features 197 channels, 50 of which are music channels. The variety package is $14.99, but subscribers must have the Expanded Basic Package to get this. The variety package features an additional 36 channels. Premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax, Starr, Showtime, etc., are $16.99 each. For HD programming, its an additional $3.95 per month. Video on Demand access is also an extra $1.95 per month; and for customers wanting DVR (digital video recorder) service, that is an extra $3.95 per month. Customers will now have to pay for set-top boxes, unless a promotion is offered. Each box in the home will cost $7.95 per month. If a customer wants three set top boxes in their home, it will cost $23.85 per month. Initially, the city was going to attempt to provide a Second Stream TV Kit, but cannot because its not compatible with the system. As for phone services, prices as well as additional charges for specific features is unchanged. Those potential customers wanting phone service, the base rate is $34.99, which includes unlimited long distance. Features such as voice mail ($3.95), caller ID ($1.95) and call waiting ($1.95) can be bundled together for a price of $5.95. Commercial users will pay $49.99 for one line; pricing for extra features will be by quote. A two-by-two business plan features two phone lines and 2 Mbs and will cost $179.99, while a 5-by-5 business plan features five phone lines and 5 Mbs of data speed for $499.99. To get services Greenlight will provide, customers will have to pay a $200 installation fee as well as a $40 activation fee. Algiere explained that she is hopeful the City Council will allow officials to waive the installation fee as Greenlight begins accepting customers. How long that fee would be waived is unknown. Currently, customers will not be required to sign a contract, such as ones required by DirectTV and Dish Network. Councilman Dennis Evans said he would like to see it mentioned as a possibility if installation fees are waived. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Salon & Spa by Zory 465-3200 465-3200 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Credit Cards accepted Bellisima New Year, New Customer S PECIALS 000ADA6 Cut, Color, Style only $ 45 00 Perm & Style only $ 50 00 Please call for information & appt. Regular Hair Cut only $ 15 00 000AD13 CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. 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Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room MAYOR continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsContractors with Hewitt string fiber throughout the downtown area in December 2011. City Manager Lisa Algiere said 80 percent of the fiber for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is now in place. RATES continued from page 1 Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Jan. 17: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 7,120; 2. Donna Shankle, 5,200; 3. Luise Pellett, 4,880; 4. Bob Fitterman, 4,720; 5. Barbara Hanington, 4,590; 6. Billie Barnes 4,520. Slams: Debby Rodriguez and Millie Morales, 6 Hearts.

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If you intentionally inflict pain on someone else, you deserve to get it back. If karma does exist, this no good scallywag will need a mouth full of root canals! I will personally perform this surgery on him free of charge; shake free hands not an option. Answers on page 3 SMILEcontinued from page 4 Make your Social Security resolutions Adon Williams Think about retirement. Whether youre 26 and beginning a career or 62 and thinking about the best time to stop working.

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Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance Feb. 1 through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W-2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066.Annie W. Johnson needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. The public is welcome.8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 000AD67 000ABH0 000AD5N Titan Family Home Center of Homosassa 1485 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL FACTORY OWNED DEALER MEANS $1000 OF SAVINGS FOR YOU! Family Home Center would like the Citrus County community to know that we are here to help make your dream home a reality! We treat each customer like a member of our own family. Top Quality Construction and Service, We Guarantee It! Customer Satisfaction before and after the sale Custom built homes Wide Selection of Modular and Manufactured Homes on Site All prices include Setup, Delivery, A/C, Skirting and Steps. No Hidden Costs! Best Available Construction Materials in the Manufactured Home Industry, like 3/4 floors. ONLY $ 69,900 Apprx. 2,136 sq. ft. Only $32 a sq. ft. Legion presents Scouts with donation Special to the Riverland NewsAmerican Legion Post 58 Commander John Taylor, center, presents Boy Scout Troop 452 Commander Col. Nicholas Navetta, U.S. Army, retired, with a check for $500. This was a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts and is part of the Post 58s Service to community efforts. Also pictured are Eugene Thomas, Post 58 chaplain, Stu Weisbaum, Post 58 Service Officer, along with the scouts from Troop 452. Resolve to successfully achieve your New Years resolutions I will lose 15 pounds this year. I will spend more time with my grandkids. I will spend less money and save more. Chances are, youve made these or similar annual resolutions many times before. But if your resolutions are wishes instead of goals, youre much less likely to achieve them. Whats the difference? A goal without a plan is just a wish, was Antoine de Saint Exuprys answer. Whether this years resolutions are healthor wealth-related, or something completely different, the means to successfully achieving your goals are the same. Read below for hints from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service on how to set yourself up for success to achieve this years resolutions. Create a S.M.A.R.T plan S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measureable, Adaptable, Realistic and Timed. This type of plan helps you visualize the path to your desired outcome, gives direction, helps measure progress and keeps you on-course. Specific Whats your goal statement? What do you want to do, attain or achieve? Take your time; its important to identify what goals are really important enough to work toward. Be specific. The more precisely you state your goal, the better your chance of achieving it. Include descriptions, dates, costs and other resources needed to accomplish the goal in this part of your plan. Measurable Keeping track of progress boosts confidence and shows you where or when to make adjustments. Will your progress be measured in pounds, hours or dollars? How and how often will you track your progress? Will you keep a journal or enter updates on the calendar? Adaptable Take some time to consider the road blocks you may encounter. Write down what actions youll need to take if youre temporarily derailed. What alternative courses of actions can you take if circumstances change? Having a Plan B can be the difference between making a minor adjustment and declaring defeat. Realistic Is your goal realistic or is it wishful thinking? Will you be able to meet the goal within the set boundaries? Setting unrealistic goals can make you feel less confident about a successful outcome. Timed Set a date! Be reasonable. Be realistic. Should you reduce an amount or reset your deadline? Remember, attaining small goals gives us the confidence to tackle the big ones. Take small steps. Write it down Your plan is not a plan until you put it on paper. Constructing a safe building requires a blueprint. Navigating to unknown destinations requires a map. A S.M.A.R.T goal plan is no different. Write it down. Want an expert to give a class to your group at no cost? Want to learn more through Small Steps to Health and Wealth or other programs? Contact Lynda Spence, an extension agent at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, at 671-8400 or lynda.spence@marioncountyfl.org, or visit www.marioncountyfl.or g/extensionservice.htm. Communitybriefs

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steer, and his seventh year participating in the SEYF, which will be Feb. 18 to 26 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The high school rodeo will be Feb. 17 and 18. Before showing steers, he showed hogs for four years; however, his freshman year he made the decision to start raising steers. Steers are more fun and challenging, but they bring on more responsibility, Alley said. I made the choice when I was ready. Levi is a Black Angus. Alley has had Levi since the middle of July and paid $600 for him, purchasing him from the Hiers family. By the end of the project, Alley believes he will have spent between $500 and $600 in feed. Levi eats 50 pounds of feed a day, and one bag of feed costs $15. Raising a steer is quite an investment. Levi is the second hardest steer I have had, said Alley. One steer ran me over and almost killed me. By the time fair comes along, Levi has to be over 900 pounds to be eligible for the fair, but now Alley believes he is around 1,500 pounds. The Youth Fair only pays kids for 1,300 pounds, so Levis purchaser will get more than they will actually be paying for. Alley isnt worried though; he believes he will still make a good profit. As an experienced participant, Alley knows what to look for when choosing his steer. I look for good body and bone structure, a flat back, and a wide chest and hips. In addition to getting Levi ready for the ring, Alley will also have to have Levis hair and hooves trimmed. In past years, Alley has done well in show, he placed second in showmanship the past two years, placed first in class, and his first year he won the Weight Gain trophy, which means Alleys steer gained the most weight from the first weigh in till the last weigh than the other steers at the fair. Im most proud of the Weight Gain trophy and my first place in class, Alley said. You may say that it runs in Alleys veins to participate in the Youth Fair, since his mom, aunt, and uncles have, starting back in the early 80s. Alley and his sister, Jana, are the second generation of Southeastern Youth Fair showers in the family. Except for Alleys first year raising a steer, all of his steers have been purchased from and raised in Romeo. Jana, also a junior at DHS, also is raising a steer she got locally from the Fifields. Alleys grandmother, Janey Markham, said: It does kids good to get recognized for doing good things with the fair and learning responsibility. The family tradition will continue on even after Jeffery and Jana graduate. According to Janey Markham, their grandfather, Frank Markham, will probably be involved with the fair for the rest of his life. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 9 000A8NZ 000A5VI Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care is Now Available in the Convenience of Your Own Neighborhood New Cardiologists in Dunnellon are Accepting New Patients Board Certification Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Nuclear Cardiology Echocardiography Areas of Special Interest Experienced in all phases of Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology Implantable Devices (Pacemakers & AICDs) Congestive Heart Failure Womens Heart Health Lan Luo, MD, FACC will be welcoming new patients at her NEW LOCATION in Dunnellon beginning in January Appointments with Dr. Luo may be scheduled by calling: 352-873-9557 20661 Ned Love Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431 To learn more about each of our exceptional physicians, visit our website: www.centralfloridaheart.com Residency Internal Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease Tulane University School of Medicine China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000ADA5 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. Expires 1/31/12 000AD40 It has been three years since you elected me to the Board of Directors for SECO. In the first year I became a Credentialed Cooperative Director and in the second year I became a Board Leadership Director. Thats a lot of training. I have personally helped many of you, or those you know, with problems or situations regarding your SECO membership or account. My first duty is to be an advocate on your behalf. I am proud of these achievements along with my actions on the board to keep our power affordable and reliable. The election will be held February 7th at the Community Center in Rainbow Lakes Estates. Registration and voting begins at 4:30 pm. The business meeting follows at 6:30 pm highlighted with a speech from Jim Duncan, SECOs CEO and is always a highlight of the meeting. Prizes are then awarded! You should have received a meeting notice with detailed instructions and what you need to bring. Look for the BP station with the Kangaroo store on Route 41 at the main entrance, follow Rainbow Lakes Boulevard about 4 miles to the Community Center. I am honored to serve you and please help me to continue to serve you and SECO for another three years. Rob Henion, SECO Trustee District 7 Re-Elect Rob Henion As SECO Trustee District 7 Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center February 7, 2012 Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJeffery Alley shows off the shelves of trophies in his bedroom. ABVOVE: Alley works on selecting a halter rope to w ork with while training his steer. BELOW: Alley peer s around a barn door to check on his steer. FAMILY continued from page 1

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Dunnellon Public Library welcomes new youth librarian We are pleased to welcome a new staff member, Rebecca Melton, to the Dunnellon Public Library. Melton oversees the Youth Services Department, which is responsible for library services to babies, toddlers, children and teens. As a former preschool, primary and secondary level educator, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the library. Get to know her a little better through this Q & A. Q: Where are you originally from? A: I am originally from Maine. I relocated to central Florida more than 10 years ago upon graduating from college. Although I occasionally become homesick for Maine, a viewing of the weather channel reminds me why I moved snow and ice isnt always nice! Q: What is your educational background? A: I have a bachelors degree in exceptional education from the University of Maine at Farmington. I taught public school for three years two as a high school exceptional student education (ESE) teacher and one as a primary school ESE teacher. I also worked for an agency that provided mental health and substance abuse services to children and families in crisis as well as for an agency that provided technical assistance and training to local preschool providers. Q: Which books did you enjoy reading growing up? A: I have always loved to read. The Baxter Memorial Library in Maine was like my second home. My favorite book as a child was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Who doesnt day dream about See LIBRARY page 11 KAREN KOCIEMBA For the Riverland News Students artwork to go on display at judicial complex Romeo Elementary has 25 fifth-grade students who created ceramic tile art last year as fourth graders. These young artists tiles were chosen to be displayed as part of a permanent display at Marion County Judicial Complex. The official opening is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Students whose work will be displayed are: Cielo Palomo-Melendez, Biridiana PerezSanchez, Jon Mims, Samuel Mengual, Austin Davis, Trishell Arledge, Kevin Renzulli, Kaylynn Cannon, Gonzalo Herrera, Julian Tucci, Hunter Crowder, London Sweat, Dale Michaud, Emily Sweat, Kalei Collins, Caitlin Cutshall, Kemdra Ford, Devon Wright, Kaitlyn Jesiolowski, Madyson Black, Jennifer Angelo, Jennifer Quintero, Jacob Harris Yislara Aguirre and Dustin Burchfield. Students were honored on the Romeo Elementary Morning News Show, and received a special invitation to the opening. Mrs. Jo Love, Romeo Art teacher, has expressed pride in her students, but needs recognition also as the coordinator of such an important project. Romeo is proud of the artists and the teacher. If you get the opportunity, pass along your recognition as well. Report cards go home with students Friday, Jan. 27. Next week will feature honor roll recognition on the morning news for students in grades three through five, as well as an A/B ice cream party, and an all A pizza party. Romeo students continue working hard. DMS has busy month of activities slated for February Report Cards will be issued to Dunnellon Middle School on students Friday, Jan. 27. DMS students will bring home for parents, the February DMS Newsletter (we have a lot to report), February Calendar, Yearbook pre-sale form and the 201112 Parent Survey. On Saturday, Jan. 28, our FBA AllDistrict band musicians, Cloe Botelho (fourth-chair trumpet) and Kevin Starr (third-chair Horn), will conclude the FBA All-District Band rehearsals at Forest High School. We wish our talented young musicians the best of luck. The DMS Percussion Band will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, with Mr. Noell. Band students, who would like additional practice time, please see Mr. Noell to make arrangements. Tuesday, Jan. 31, the boys and girls basketball teams will practice their skill set with Coach Rumsey and Coach Turner from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. February may be a short month, but Dunnellon Middle School students will not be short on activities. Wednesday, Feb. 1, marks the beginning of a busy month. DMS Yearbook Committee will begin the yearbook pre-sale. The pre-sale cost of the yearbook is $25, after that it will be $35. Dedication ads are also available for pre-sale and are a great way to congratulate your student on a job well done! Please make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. DMS FFA will begin its annual Flower sale. Carnations will be $1 and roses will be sold for $2. Delivery will be Friday, Feb. 10, just in time for our Valentines Day dance. Our Student Council members will sell Valentines Day themed stuffed animals through Friday, Feb. 10. S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) will sell candy and crush grams during lunch breaks for delivery Friday, Feb. 10. The basketball teams will continue their practice sessions this week on the following days: The boys basketball team will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Gym. Both the boys and girls basketball teams will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Gym. We would like to update you on some exciting learning activities our Dunnellon Middle School students enjoyed during January 2012. Mrs. Marcums Health Occupation classes put their first-aid lessons into practice Jan. 4 and 5 when the Health Occupation students staged a disaster where they took turns being either a victim or a first responder. The theme of the disaster this year was an explosion in the Ag Barn, where PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Out-of-area school requests being accepted Parents wishing to enroll their students in public schools outside their zoned attendance areas must apply for student reassignment for the 2012-13 school year by Friday, April 13. Late applications are not eligible and will not be accepted. Applications may be picked up at any public school guidance office or at the Marion County Public Schools District Office, 512 S.E. Third St., Ocala. Most requests will not be processed until this summer. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, contact the Student Reassignment Office at 6717747. Meet the Teacher Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Gina Dickey, left, assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary School, shares a story with teac hers, from front to back, Jennifer Stuart, Kendrin Athaide, Anna Hedrick and Susan Shaw, all of whom are kindergarten teachers, prior to the start of the Meet the Teacher on Jan. 12 at Gruffs Tap & Grille. The event was part of Adopt a Classroom, in which businesses partner with a teacher to help purchase classroom supplies. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kelly Melendez-Ruiz with SunTrust Bank talks with Athaide a kindergarten teacher, at the Meet the Teacher event. BOTTOM LEFT: Sarah Linn, right, a f ourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, shakes hands with Linda Bond, center after meeting with her and her husband, Curt, owners of Curt Bond Signs. Rebecca Melton EDUCATION BRIEFS Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.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 352-671-8686.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. 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) 246-0493.Cub Scouts Pack 508 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.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.Young Eagles rally slated Feb. 18The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ocala Airport, 1200 S.W. 60th Ave. Registration is at 8:15, ground school will be at 8:45, a pilot briefing will be at 9:15, followed by flying at 9:30. The event is open to any youth, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, who have not previously flown a Young Eagles flight. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273. Special to the Riverland News See ASHMAN page 11 From staff reports

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the feed, fuel and farm chemicals are stored. The victims suffered from compound fractures, impaled with flying glass shards and first-, secondand third-degree burns. Our first responders set up a temporary triage area in the Health Occupations classroom where the victims were transported. This mock disaster gave our students a hands-on experience from their studies of first aid and CPR. Thank you to the following students, acting as both victims and first responders, who participated in this important lesson: Kayla Mock, Brett Mays, Gariel McMahan, Alicia Whaley, Tyler Lamon, Megan Barde, Alyssa Hamm, Kayla Fultz, Katelyn Filippi, Destinee Cochran, Ruthie Johnson, Jennifer Macedo, Leslie Sanchez, Edyzbelly Flores, Nereida Martinez, Breckell Bowman, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Jenna Bender, Liset Romo, Kasey Bernstein, Cynthia Boley, Elliot Nieves, Tania Ceniceros, Haley Akins, Kelly Haines, Dane Hobbs, Justin Weir, Jos Magana and Raven Howarth. We hope we didnt miss anyone. A special thank you to Mrs. Marcum for this memorable and engaging life lesson. The DMS Tree Council had its first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 5. The Tree Council started the New Year with a pizza and soda party, graciously provided by community members Jeff Morgan, Melanie Wonderley and Billie White. Dustin Morgan, Tree Council president, gave an informative presentation about the English Oak and Swamp Cedar trees he had propagated himself in his small nursery at home. After a few more growing cycles, the trees will be ready to plant. He also brought in a beautiful Ponderosa Lemon tree he cultivated, which will be planted in the DMS courtyard in the spring. As a learning activity, each council member selected a tree of interest to them to research and will prepare a presentation about their tree at the next meeting. During the holidays, the Tree Council received 10 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation. These trees will be planted on the DMS campus and around the community as a beautification project for the Dunnellon community. If you would like to help support the DMS Tree Council by having a tree planted at your home, business or community center, contact Mrs. Cooper. The DMS Tree Council members have an open invitation to any student interested in joining the club. Thank you to Mrs. Cooper for sponsoring the Tree Council Club and Mr. Dustin Morgan for initiating this new club to DMS! The DMS S.A.V.E. Club hosted an after-school meeting Monday, Jan.23, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and his philosophy of nonviolence everywhere, which is the philosophy of all S.A.V.E. Club members. We would like to share with you the following message from the members of the DMS S.A.V.E. Club. In recognition of all the activities and celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday, the one we would like remembered the most is the practice of living nonviolently, every day, and remember that words can incite violence or promote peace and we choose peace. We thank our SAVE Club sponsors, Ms. Wise, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Boutwell for providing guidance and leadership to our young community members. moving to Australia when they have a bad day? Q: Do you have a favorite book series? A: I am an animal lover and own three cats, so one of my favorite children book series is about a Siamese cat named Skippyjon Jones. Skippyjon has an overactive imagination and believes himself to be a Chihuahua dog, one who is always looking for adventure. Q: What would you like readers to know about your work at the Dunnellon Public Library? A: Working as a childrens librarian is my dream job, as it combines the things I am most passionate about childrens education and reading. It is an amazing feeling to help a child choose a book, knowing that you have opened their mind to the power of the printed word! Stop by the library this month and meet Melton. She will gladly recommend a great book to read and give you an update on all the upcoming children and teen events. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon. For more information about librarys Youth Services Department, call 438-2526. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 11 HONOR ROLL Dunnellon High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Ninth Grade A ll As: Sean Anderson, Sergio Aponte, Amanda Barney, Stacin Bishop, Christine Calvert, Natalie Davis, Kendal Destin, Mark Dewitz, Carrissa Figueiredo, Jacob Hilliard, Amber Joice, Shannon Jones, Taylor Kouba, Robert Kruger, Olana Osborn, Kayla Reed, Thomas Reilly, Daniel Rivera, Quinn Roosen, Velina Santiago, and Joshua Tricomi A /B: Shelby Barber, Elizanette Bonet Cartagena, Brittany Bryant, Tessa Carnecchia, Sydney Cohen, Kaylanee Crespo, Diaraliz Cruz, Lacy Dufour, Erick Duran, Korine Eugene, Kevin Fagan, Brittany Ford, Mitchell Graham, Justin Hamm, Annie Hannah, Amanda Hargabus, Meghan Jennings, Jademarie Johns, Savannah Joiner, Kaylee Krewson, Dillon Lamb, David Lenowski, Leesha Marlett, Destiny Martinez, Ryan Mills, Jordan Morgan, Tiffany Murry, Marc Navetta, Sierra Oliver, Angel Richardson, Jason Schafer, Kyle Stewart, Elizabeth Trice, Ragan Victor, Carlos Villa-Rodriguez, Martin Walker and Katie Wallace. 10th Grade A ll As: Chloe Cook, Nicole Dunne, Gabrielle Jones, Niki Leclerc, Joonsung Park, Laura Riley and Ashlee Winn. A /B: Maggie Blauser, Kylie Chapman, Jonathan Coleman, Kristal Eleyet, Matthew Franz, Kerri Frazier, Jason Furino, McKayla Grotte, Kaitlyn Hanley, Courtney Heinritz, Jasleen Herrera Alvarez, Amber Herzog, David Hill, Jaclyn Hooker, Latricia Janicki, Geya Japart, Jessica Jenner, Mary Jokinen, Azalea Kemp, Ashlee Knemeyer, Chloie Kuhlmann, Joshua Lange, Robert Langley, Kelynn Lorigan, Jesse McMahan, Kayla McMann, Matthew Melendez, Kelly Meyer, Heather Muller, Rylie Nonnemacher, Randy Oram, Ashley Paden, Rebecca Perpente, Brandon Peterson, Erica Presson, Ruben Rabadan, Sharda Ram, Lauryn Reddick, Kalyn Rodriguez, Richard Sears, Ashley Sines, Serenity Skillman, Bryce Thalacker, Alexandra Trapp, Angela Tuiyot, Paige Volker, Joshyan Waterman, Jody Weber, Nicklas Weissman and Nia Young. 11th Grade A ll As: Michael Chung, Cassidy Duff, Danielle Flores, Alexander Gonzalez, Marcus Jennings, Kaila McKee, Ryan Molloy, Amanda Oram, Danielle Prinz and Elizabeth Wright. A /B: Amanda Barber, Meranda Bettis, Christopher Brouillet, Jackson Cannon, Victoria Carter, Jenny Duran, Alexis Ernst, Tatiara Fernandez, Christopher Fortune, Jade Gardner, Eric Goicochea, Jesenia Guillen, Krystal Hernandez, Stanley Hodge, Gavin Honeysette, Jacilyn Indellicati, Tanika Jackson, Brittney LeClair, Nicholas Lorigan, Tia Love, Zachary Matthews, Roni McCoy, Nickeisha McDowell, Joseph Mittasch, Alex Nonnemacher, Omar Novoa, Zahyrimar Otero Diaz, Marykay Quick, Rajendra Ram, Traci Rice, David Roberto, Karla Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez,Robert Rupprecht, Sara Mia Sanchez Perez, Jose Sanchez, Ashley Segarra, Christopher Smith, Denard Smith, Roland Stamm, Emily Tracy, Emmily Valeo, Connor Wentz, Rebecca Wilkerson, Shayla Wright and Sarah Young. 12th Grade A ll As: Julius Allen, Madrika Allen, Maxwell Atkinson, Brittany Bennett, Zachary Blersch, Haley Fagan, Gage Honeysette, Justine Horn, Essasani Kolack, Brittany Lakhani, Alexandra Love, Tatiana Nales, Jessica Norcross, Amanda Ortman, Brandon Sanchez, Brittany Sereda, Alora Thompson, Irelis Tovar, Johan Waterman and Casey Weber. A /B: Jordan Anderson, Destini Appling-Ettrick, Alger Baker, Anthony Basso, Shaqnique Bennett, Richard Boivin, Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena, James Brown, Alex Bunce, Anthony Burnham, Christopher Butterweck, Alyssa Claffey, Owen Cooper, Natalie Cote, Maria Cruz Abrams, Jayleen Cruz, Brittany Curtis, Matthew Deming, Chelsea Dominey, Jeremy Dominey, Krystalyn Dugan, Heather Durette, Jacob Furr, Austin Gamble, Janee Garrett, Staci Golding, Gissele Guerrero, Abigail Hatfield, Kenton Kruger, Matthew Landsbach, Kirsten Lynn, Madegny Machin, Gabriel Martins, Renee McBride, Jessica McClure, Amberay Molder, Steven Norris-Harden, Lucia Nunez, Mark Opatz, Yeshka Otero Chico, Trevor Phillips, Jordan Polanco, Dandria Ramirez, Brianna Ritli, Devin Rivera, Rafaheal Salgado, Rashida Scantlebury, Laretta Shorts, Zachary Sowell, Courtney Tigg, Dylan Tootle, Madeline Tourne, Tabata Vazquez, Edward Viruet, Dillon Wiggins and Sherrie Williams. 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Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Basso shines at War of the Border All-Star game His statistics might not indicate much, but if you ask A.J. Basso how he felt about his performance in the War of the Border All-Star Football game Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, Ga., his explanation is modest. I felt like I did good, said the 5-foot-9, 190-pound linebacker, who made four tackles, including a key stop on a fourth-and-2. I made a mistake or two, but overall, I think I did well. Basso, a standout linebacker from Dunnellon High School, competed with the best players from the northern and central Florida area as they squared off against the best that southern Georgia had to offer. Overall, the game ended in a 23-all tie, but Basso saw plenty of familiar faces help Team Florida overcome a 23-0 deficit. North Marions Dyvonne McNair picked off a pass at the Georgia 20, got blocks in front of him and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. The ensuing 2-point conversion cut Team Georgias lead to 23-15. And in the fourth quarter, a 4yard touchdown run by Santa Fes Brandon Willis and a twopoint conversion allowed Team Florida to even the score at 2323. Time expired before either team could reach the end zone again. It was a good experience, it was fun, he said of the game. Its something you get to do once in a lifetime. Not a lot of people get that chance. It felt like I was playing on a whole other level with all of the talent there. Basso is now hopeful his performance will land him a scholarship to play college football. He plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy wherever he decides to attend college next fall. Im hoping it made an impression, he said of his performance. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 15: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sam Bass 286, 748; Wes Foley 277, 751; Pam Levert 277, 746; Judy Timmons 265; Bridget Foley 715. Scratch: Sam Bass 277; Wes Foley 268, 724; Mark Smith 734; Dorine Fugere 244, 565; Judy Timmons 224, 563. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Bob Paolillo 251; Lou Metcalfe 235, 645; Jim Abbey 637; Dianna Kirk 253, 659; Jan Miller 248; Linda Sprague 661. Scratch: Ken Sprague 212, 573; Lou Metcalfe 200, 540; Jan Miller 196; Wanda Schroeder 179, 506; Linda Sprague 499. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Ernie Wiemann 246; Jack Connell 237, 661; Jim Sherpey 636; Sharon Hoagland 227, 629; Terry Stinson 226; Wanda Klik 616. Scratch: Murphy Combs 201, 546; Jerry Ness 191, 538; Marylou Halovich 158, 414; Wanda Klik 156, 436; Terry Stinson 158. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Judy Hindbaugh 239,677; Peg Hess 239; Pat Ouellette 236; Peggy Nevels 685. Scratch: Lisa Morgan 168, 454; Pat Ouellette 166; Judy Hindbaugh 455. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 240; Rich Vehrs 233, 624; Rich Soletto 627; Debbe Chung 233; Trina Paliwoda 230; Millie George 230; Ruth An Radford 644; Marie Mooney 640. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 224, 596; John Marcucci 222; Rich Soletto 591; Millie George 192; Bunny Jackson 179; Ruth Anna Radford 482; Mary Skourn 476. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Lenny Oakeson 280; Jerry Thompson 275; Chuck Eyerly 735; Emile Guay 716. Scratch: Brian Carney 247; Lenny Oakeson 244; Tim Lawrence 647; Scott Brown 643. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Sally OHara 254, 673; Missy Knapp 249, 670. Scratch: Missy Knapp 197, 514; Sally OHara 189, 478. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 263, 676; John Bahrs 250; Ray Johnson 628; Diane Collier 229, 653; Mary Ellen Craver 228; Janet Murray 472. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 223, 556; John Bahrs 200, 476; Diane Collier 173, 485; Janet Murray 173, 472; Lucille Lalanc 155. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Frank Papa 299, 707; Jim Van Gilder 260; Shorty Williams 699; Pat Combs 264, 716; June Williams 253; Diane Mauck 689. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 236, 617; Frank Papa 231; Jim Van Gilder 539; Kathy Calcagni 188, 476; Pat Combs 170; Betty Rauch 445. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 305, 836; Marvin Brigner 298, 799; Bridget Foley 292, 815; Debbe Chung 290; June Williams 794. Scratch: Marvin Brigner 254, 667; Ted Rafanan 238, 617; Myla Wexler 214, 564; Debbe Chung 195; Maggie Savarese 491. Bowlers of the Week: Pam Levert, 110 pins over her average, and Wes Foley, 94 pins over his average. SPORTS BRIEFS RS Billards Club elects officersThe Rainbow Springs Billard Club had its annual luncheon meeting in December, and elected its new officers for the year. The news officers are: Jim Dollar, president; Del Bachman, vice president; Bob Sepik, secretary; Harry Stumpf, treasurer; George Munzing, Sergeant at Arms; and Richard C. Davis, editor. The club billiard championship competition resulted in member Joe Rinaldi emerging as 2012 champion. The club is available to any member of Rainbow Springs Country Club. For more information, call George Munzing at 489-5864.Golf tourney to benefit Boys & Club ClubThe sixth annual Rotary Club of Ocala Sunset Golf Scramble, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, will at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Entry fee is $125 per player, which includes a deli buffet lunch and complimentary beverages. Proper golf attire is required. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the hole, longest drive and hole-in-one. Sponsorships are also available. For more information about sponsorships or to register for the tournament, contact Nicholas Blaser at 352-427-9804 or email nicholas. blaser@td.com. Tournament to benefit Relay for LifeThe Relay Fore Life Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Crystal River Relay for Life, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Juliette Falls Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes range balls and lunch. The format is a fourperson team scramble. For more information, contact Nick Maltese at 352-464-7511 or email nick.maltese@pgnmail.com or Michele Snellings at 352-6972220 or email michele.snellings@ pgnmail.com. DHS girls soccer season ends PALATKA The Dunnellon High School girls soccer season is over, as the sixth-seeded Lady Tigers lost to thirdseeded North Marion, 6-0, Jan. 17 in the opening round of the district tournament. Overall, Dunnellon finished the season 1-22 with a district record of 011. The Lady Tigers entered the season with a new coach and seven returning starters. The other 11 players had either played soccer for a few years or never at all. Prior to this season, Dunnellon had posted just one victory in the past four years. Izzy Hatfield scored most of the goals for the Lady Tigers this past season, scoring two goals against Williston in Dunnellons lone victory this year. Hatfield played midfield and contributed on both offense and defense. Hatfield has a scholarship to a college in North Carolina to play soccer. Alysha Johnson assisted Hatfield in scoring many of the goals. Johnson also helped on both defense and offense and took most of the throwins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Stephanie Angelo was also an outstanding player coming into the season, playing defense, switching to goalkeeper mid-season, making several dozen saves a game, helping the Lady Tigers. Four players will not return next year, they include seniors Lucia Nunez, Yashka Otero, Maddie Machin and Hatfield, all seniors. Alysha Johnson attempts to keep an opposing player from the ball during regular-season action. Johnson was a pivotal player on both ends of the field this past season.DREW RONDEAU/ For the Riverland News A.J. Basso ON THE PROWL INVERNESS Three Dunnellon High School wrestlers garnered fourth-place finishes Saturday at the Ed Kilpatrick Individual Bracket Tournament at Citrus High School. Brent Quimby (106 pounds), Alex Gonzalez (182 pounds) and Josh Packard (220 pounds) all finished fourth for the Tigers, who totaled 53 points and came in 11th out of 16 teams. Quimby lost to Anthony Artalona of Tampa Bay Christian Academy in the third-place consolation final. He defeated Dominick Telesco of Land OLakes and then lost to Chris Mosher of Citrus, the tournaments eventual runner-up in the quarterfinals. Gonzalez lost to Jason Carr of The Villages in the consolation final. He defeated Jacob McLaughlin of Zephyrhills and Joe Marcano from Tampa Bay Christian in the first two rounds. He lost to Citrus Taylor Jackson, the eventual champion in that division, in the semifinals. Packard lost to Brent Kebby of Bradford Starke in the consolation final. He had beaten Ryan Carlson of Zephyrhills and Javier Martinez of Heritage in the first two rounds, losing to eventual champion Zach Collins from Citrus in the semifinals. All three grapplers earned allcounty honors Jan. 16 at the Marion County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships, finishing third at the event. Quimby, Gonzalez and Packard posted two wins and one loss at the tournament, featuring all Marion County Public Schools. Dunnellon concludes its regular season Saturday at The Villages High School Invitational. The Tigers will then compete at the District 1A-8 Wrestling Championships Saturday, Feb. 4, at Fivay High School. Overall as a team, I feel we are doing as expected considering we are a young group, Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris said. We need to continue to work hard in practice and stay focused. With the realignment of the districts, we have a lot of teams we havent faced this year so Im sure it will be tough. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAlex Gonzalez, bottom, tries to break the grasp of a North Marion opponent during the Tigers Jan. 4 matchup against the Tigers county foes. Gonzalez took fourth Saturday at the Ed Kilpatrick Individual Bracket Tournament at Citrus High School. Prior to that, he finished third in the county wrestling championships. Three Tigers take fourth place at Citrus High tournament JEFF BRYAN Riverland News LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Race for the Kids slated Saturday, Feb. 11 The 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 1-mile 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. From staff reports JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 22: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Todd Cridland 278; Larry Fritz 278; K.E. Conrad 262; Dennis Iverson 711; Ray Colon 693; Laurie Chrosniak 284, 720; Lori Ciquera 258; Pam Levert 706. Scratch: Todd Cridland 277, 652; Larry Fritz 268; Joe Brooks 651; Lori Ciquera 234, 601; Dorine Fugere 241; Stephanie Flory 581. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Frank Shea 256, 669; Lou Metcalfe 248, 683; Lorraine Guay 251; Bobbie Christensen 247, 649; Elaine Shea 660. Handicap: Ken Sprague 222, 598; Lou Metcalfe 214, 581; Betty Noland 181, 459; Elaine Shea 178, 498; Bobbie Christensen 178. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Bob Becker 255, 691; Bob Mannella 243; Ernie Wiemann 635; Barb Steffen 235, 664; Terry Stinson 231, 634. Scratch: Bob Becker 213, 565; Bob Mannella 209, 529; Barb Steffen 184, 511; Terry Stinson 163; Marylou Halovich 448. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Mar Conklin 257, 727; Myla Wexler 255; Judy Hindbaugh 706. Scratch: Myla Wexler 202, 525; Mar Conklin 182, 502. Late Starters: Handicap: Rich Soletto 246; John Marcucci 243, 647; Marty Suehowicz 665; Betty Chapman 231; Fran Barlow 179, 509; Linda Vehrs 638. Scratch: Rich Soletto 234; John Marcucci 225, 593; Ted Rafanan 608; Linda Vehrs 185, 521; Fran Barlow 179, 509. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Richie Adams 325, 791; Wes Jones 298, 800. Scratch: Richie Adams 286; Joe Barrera 269; Tim Lawrence 760; Marvin Brigner 680. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Maggie Savarese 280, 669; Terri Moorbeck 279, 686. Scratch: Maggie Savarese 234, 531; Terri Moorbeck 224, 521. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ray Johnson 244, 605; Fred Yannotti 229; Mike Bonadonna 595; Dorothy Larson 243; Diane Collier 230, 652; Pat Pulgrano 632. Scratch: Ray Johnson 187; Fred Yannotti 180; Dave Messenger 453; Mike Bonadonna 448; Diane Collier 176, 490; Dorothy Larson 160; Pat Stoner 423. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Murphy Combs 278, 775; Chuck Hindbaugh 272, 774; Betty Wood 273; Pat Combs 271, 744; Carolyn Handley 719. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 225; Chuck Hindbaugh 223, 627; Murphy Combs 604; Betty Wood 188; Kathy Calcagni 186, 493; Judy Hindbaugh 493. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 323; Wes Foley 310, 815; Ted Rafanan 310; Marvin Brigner 803; June Williams 298, 821; Dorine Fugere 283; Myla Wexler 283; Sue Chavez 819. Scratch: Wes Foley 269, 692; K.E. Conrad 267; Ted Rafanan 267; Marvin Brigner 674; Dorine Fugere 217; Myla Wexler 214, 576; Sue Chavez 546. Bowlers of the Week: June Williams, 101 pins over her average, and Wes Jones, 125 pins over his average. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 13 000A8XZ 0009I5C Singing the hits of the s and s including Lola and the Saints songs from their new CD Embraceable You Tickets are available at: TSIC Office, CCSO Operations Center, Inverness, CCSO Emergency Operations Center, Lecanto, & Havana House Restaurant, Lecanto. Tickets will also be available at the door. Music Fun BOWLING SCORES DHS cheerleaders miss top 3 finish in county SPARR Its funny to think that after months of practicing, two and a half minutes can make or break your whole season. But knowing this, Dunnellon High Schools competitive cheerleading squad knew that they would have to give their all during their performance Jan. 21 at the Marion County Cheerleading Competition at North Marion High School. In the varsity division, Dunnellon competed against teams from Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard and West Port. The past week for Dunnellons squad was a rough one, having lost one member from a broken ankle, another from a family crisis, and absentees at practice through out the week. However, the team managed to come together Saturday to compete for the title of the best in the county. After drawing to compete fourth out of the six teams, Dunnellons energy was high. I wanted them to entertain the crowd and make it look like they were having the time of their lives, Mary Katherine Boss, cheerleading coach, said. More than anything, I wanted our girls to have fun. When it was time to perform Dunnellon was able to hit all its beginning stunts and keep its dances sharp. The cheer team had the support of cheerleaders friends and family. Besides minor counting errors, the teams only bump in the road came in the ending pyramid, which it didnt hit. In my opinion, we gave it our all, said veteran cheerleader Brittany Sereda. We werent there to prove to others that we were good; we were there to prove it to ourselves, and we did. But once scores were tallied, Dunnellon didnt score high enough to place third or higher. Vanguard was first, Forest second and Belleview High third. As Dunnellons team left the field, all heads were held high. My philosophy in sports is, its not all about winning, just be sure youre having fun, said senior Anna Zarkowski. Dunnellons final two competitions will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at a head-to-head event at Lake Weir High School. The team will compete at the state championships Thursday, Feb. 2, in Kissimmee. The time for the meet has not been announced. The Dunnellon High School competitive cheerleading squad performs during a competition last Friday against West Port High School, a warm-up event prior to Saturdays countywide championships at North Marion High School.DREW RONDEAU For the Riverland News LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News SEND US YOUR NEWSSubmit community announcements and photos to editor@riverlandnews.com. Make sure to include a contact name and number.

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Honoring a legend Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsMarchers make their way south along U.S. 41 during a citywide tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, as residents of the community gathered to honor the slain Civil Rights activiest with a daylong celebration that concluded at Ernie Mills Park. ABOVE: Merial Mills, left, Sherea Mosley and Victoria Wilson sing along with the cr owd as the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was in full swing with prayers and songs. BELOW: Raymond Dunbar, background, and Kamarcus Brooks place their hands o ver their hearts during the reciting of the Negro National Anthem. ABOVE: Chris Fortune leads the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC Color Guar d during the presenation of the colors at the event. BELOW: Yolanda Brewer sings to her son, Jordan Johnson, as the crowd cr ooned several verses of We Shall Overcome.

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Get your engines revving for a good cause as the inaugural city of Williston Wings and Wheels flyin and car show zips into town Saturday, March 3. The event is a fundraiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly-in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said Dennis Strow, one of the event organizers. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at booths, all owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 5285552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL, 32696.Carolyn Ten Broeck is the editor at the Williston Pioneer. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 15 000AD4C 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 000A8Z3 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000AD4S Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Special to the Riverland NewsRiver Run Wellness at 20023 E. Pennsylvania Ave., left side, next to Dunnellon Laundromat, recently had its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerece. Residents of Florida can ring in the New Year by receiving five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. These small flowering trees will provide any landscape in Florida with a splash of color for much of the year, from pink and red flowers in the spring, to green in the summer to red, orange, and yellow in the autumn, said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postage paid between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6-to 12inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to the Foundations colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to 5 CRAPEMYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31. Florida residents can also join online at arborday.org/january. Join Arbor Day Foundation for free trees Ribbon-cutting Wings and Wheels CAROLYN TEN BROECK For the Riverland News Fly-in and car show

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES Two of the most popular New Years resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break or looking for an excuse to cheat. But kick off does not have to be a signal to punt your healthy-eating habits. Registered dietitian Jodie Shield knows it can be a struggle to celebrate and stay healthy. Shes put together some win-win tips and recipes healthy and delicious that are sure to keep fans cheering for more:Know your game plan. If youre the home team (i.e. the party host), you get to call the plays. Serve entrees that are lean and festive, such as Touchdown Turkey Chili. Or prepare a thin whole wheat crust pizza using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and lots of sliced veggies.Offer a starting line-up of healthier appe tizers. Whip some traditional game day favorites into shape. Instead of nachos, serve baked chips with salsa. Pass on the salt and butter and sprinkle a dash of Parmesan cheese over popcorn. Forget the fried chicken wings and serve baked chicken tenders seasoned with Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Think fresh. Skip the super subs and set up a sandwich bar with lean deli meats such as turkey breast and ham, low-fat cheese slices and prepped veggies like sliced tomato and shredded lettuce and low-fat toppings.Pass on super big portions. No matter what foods are served, remember you dont have to eat the whole thing. Grab a small plate and load half of it up with fresh veggies and baked chips. Get in on the action. During halftime, grab your guests and head outdoors for a quick game of touch football. You can always record the commercials so you dont miss out.7 Layer Fiesta Ranch DipPrep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 10 (1/4 cup) servings 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup guacamole 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 green onions, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) 1.Spread each of the ingredients in the order listed over a 9-inch serving platter or pie dish. 2.Chill for an hour and serve. Enjoy a game-day party and keep your resolutions on track Play Good Defense and Substitute The best way to tackle those creamy, high-calorie dips is to make smart substitutions. Here are a few options to help you get started: Instead of: Use: Guacamole Salsa PestoChopped tomatoes and basil Sour creamPlain fat-free yogurt Cheese Reduced-fat cheese CreamFat-free evaporated milk Hold That Line Hummus DipNo need to pass on fabulous dips to main tain your diet, said Shield. Thanks to the protein and fiber in chickpeas, hummus is light, yet heart-healthy enough to satisfy hungry sports fans. Try this easy recipe for happy game day guests. Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 8 (1/4 cup) servings 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash of paprika for garnish 1.In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, salad dressing and sea soning mix and water until very smooth, about 3 minutes. 2.Add tahini paste and process an additional 2 minutes. 3.Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl. 4.Sprinkle top with paprika. For more recipes and tips, visit www.hiddenvalley.com.Touchdown Turkey ChiliPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: High heat cooks for 4 hours; Low heat cooks for 8 hours Makes: 8 (1 cup) servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 can (6 ounces) reduced sodium tomato paste 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low sodium tomato juice 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1.Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over mediumhigh heat. 2.Add onions and bell pepper and saut until crisptender, about 5 minutes. 3.Remove and place in slow cooker. 4.Add ground turkey breast to the same pan and cook until crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 5.Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. 6.Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.Cheesy Ranch PopcornPrep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 1/2 minutes Makes: 6 (2 cup) servings 1 bag (3 ounces) reduced-fat, low sodium butter-flavored microwave popcorn 1/4 pack (0.25 ounces) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1.Pop popcorn according to package directions. Immediately open the bag and pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl. 2.Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil mister, toss with salad dressing and seasoning mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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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 through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864.Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702.Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club No. 665 will host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner, will be the guest speaker. Following the meeting, there will be a buffet lunch. Cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352-8549612.Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 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.Boy Scout Troop 462 to host spaghetti dinner Boy Scout Troop 462 will host its 15th annual spaghetti dinner as well as a silent and Chinese auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Donation is $6 per person at the door; $5 per person for presale tickets. For more information, call Anita Black at 352-427-4034.Friends of the Library to meet Feb. 7The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Library Meeting Room. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 4382520.Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 17 000A68I 000ADGH 2011 2011 2011 2011 Beyond Carpet Cleaning is Air Duct Cleaning Citrus 726-4646 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Marion 622-5885 000A64X SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com 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 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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According to history excerpts from Matt Grills, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: the Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, the Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). Around 12:55 a.m., a German U-boat fired a torpedo that struck Dorchesters starboard side, below the water line and near the engine room. The explosion instantly killed 100 men and knocked out power and radio communication with Dorchesters three escort ships. Within 20 minutes, the transport sank and more than 670 men died. As soldiers rushed to lifeboats, the four chaplains spread out, comforting the wounded and directing others to safety. One survivor, Private William Bednar, later said, I could hear men crying, pleading, and praying. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another survivor, John Ladd, watched the chaplains distribute life jackets, and when they ran out, they removed theirs and gave them to four young men. It was the finest thing I have seen, or hope to see, this side of heaven, he recalled. As Dorchester sank, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, and in 1948, Congress declared Feb. 3 to be Four Chaplains Day. The four chaplains were also honored with a U.S. postage stamp that year, according to history excerpts. Riverland News Riverland News file photoRabbi Ephraim Rubinger sings God Bless America while looking at the American flag during American Legion Walls Rives Post 58s Four Chaplains observance ceremony last year. This years ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Oh, what a chill!18 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsAdam Robinson charges his way into the wave pool Saturday at Seaworld Aqatica Park in Orlando as other members of the Polar Pigs, Piggy Bankers and the Dunnellon Moose Lodge follow his lead during the third annual Polar Plunge. Team members from the Dunnellon Moose Lodge who participate in the third annual Polar Plunge included: Robin Mays, Cathy Beardsley, Darlene Morgan, Tom Tiny Morgan and Artie Klepp. The Moose members plunged with other Moose from the Central Florida region. ABOVE: Darlene Parker squeals with excitement after winning the Best Costume contest at the e vent. BELOW: Michelle Leonard, center, cringes as shes splashed with a b last of chilly water as she exits the wave pool with Lt. Sue Webb, left, and Officer Carolina Rolfes. ABOVE: Alexis Williams dances with one of the many Special Olympic athletes on hand f or the third annual Polar Plunge. BELOW: Officer Shane Yox exchanges a pair of high fives with an athlete during pre-plung e activities. ORLANDO The weather outside was delightful, but the chill of the water was oh so frightful, as the Polar Pigs and the Piggy Bankers, with the surprising addition of five members of the Dunnellon Moose Lodge, made their way into the crisp 65-degree wave pool Saturday during the third annual Polar Plunge, a Special Olympics fundraiser, at Seaworld Aquatica. More than 700 people participated in the event, raising more than $180,000, with fundraising slated to end this Saturday. Last years event raised slightly more than $190,000. The weather for this years plunge was sunny and in the 80s, nothing compared to the stiff, cold winds and temperatures in the 50s. Saturdays weather was picturesque for a Florida winter. Its our biggest crowd yet, Sherry Wheelock, chairwoman of Special Olympics Florida, said. The weather is beautiful, theres a lot of people here and theres a lot of excitement. We couldnt ask for a better day; its a very Florida kind of Polar Plunge. The Polar Pigs from Dunnellon Police Department and the Piggy Bankers from Cadence Bank raised more than $4,000 this year, placing them in the top 10 in the state. A year ago, they raised less than $2,000 the first time participating in the event. In addition to finishing in the top 10, Darlene Parker won the coveted Best Costume Contest. Dressed in a pig suit, she made it through three rounds of judging by the crowd. Complied by Jeff Bryan, Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 19 000ADEB Chamber Award Winners Photos by Dick Morton, Special to the Riverland NewsThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon, represented by Don Fineout, left, and the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon, represented by Chet Garron, right, are presented with the Community Service Award by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. City Manger Lisa Algiere, left, and Mayor Fred Ward, right accept the Business Beautification Award presented to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cheryl Stanley of Dunnellon Chiropractic, left, received the Director of the Year award from Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Valerie Levy, left, current president of the Chamber of Commerce, presents Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber, with the Past Presidents Award. Jeff Bryan, left, editor, Riverland News, is presented with the Chamber Booster Award by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Dennis Evans, city councilman, left, is congratulated by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce, for receiving the Making a Difference Award. the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon. It was tough to choose between the two because of all they do, Baillargeon said, noting both originations were well deserving of the honor. Community Youth Service Award Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC. They were out in force throughout many of our events, cleaning up trash or doing other stuff we needed them to do. They were out all day long without even being asked, Baillargeon explained. Community Involvement Award Dunnellon Police Department. They are very, very involved in the community, Baillargeon said. They do a tremendous job. I think their Kiss the Pig booth at Boomtown Days really did it for me. Business Beautification Award Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. City Manager Lisa Algiere and Mayor Fred Ward accepted the award. Mayor Ward in turn applauded the efforts of Algiere. Shes done more for economic development in this town than anyone, he explained. Service Above Self Dane Myers. He does so much, Baillargeon explained. He does it all. Making a Difference Award Dennis Evans, city councilman. Ive been watching him for a long time, Baillargeon said. Ive learned a lot from him. He has a tremendous love for the city. Presidents Award Martha Vaughn, chairwoman of Jazz Up Dunnellon. She has done a wonderful job of taking that task on, Baillargeon said. Heritage Award Rainbow Springs State Park. This was a no brainer, Baillargeon said. Who else does the job they do of promoting the communitys history and heritage? Director of the Year Dr. Cheryl Stanley of Dunnellon Chiropractic. Chamber Booster Jeff Bryan, editor, Riverland News. CHAMBER continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBrook Bello, left, serves rice to Don Fineout as guests enjoyed a catered dinner from Gruffs.

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It was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it, that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know Patricia Ann Miller Ermatinger, 86Patricia Ann Miller Ermatinger, Jan. 26, 1925Jan. 18, 2012, lived her dash to the fullest. Two weeks ago she told us I love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and I want to be with Henry. God granted her request peacefully, surrounded by the family she loved so much. In their own words, She was packed and ready to go!; Mom, you were an amazing person and a great friend. Ill miss your sweet soul; To the strongest, classiest woman Ive ever known. Shes always had a direct line to the Lord. Wink, wink Mom!; To the woman who taught me what life is really about; You are such a sweet lady, Mamaw, with so much love; ,2,3, forever more and then some-see you soon!; Heavens newest angel, youll live forever in our hearts! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rainbow River Conservation, Inc., P.O. Box 729, Dunnellon, FL 34430. Celebration of her life to be announced. Charles Gaffney Jr., 78Charles Clayton Gaffney Jr., 78, Dunnellon, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Survivors include his wife, Lillie; children, Richard (Debbie) Gaffney and Brenda (Jason) Brickett, all of Vero Beach; Teresa (Ronald) Bearden, Preston, Ga.; Deborah (Carl) Counterman of Ft. Pierce and James Gaffney of Dunnellon. Burial was in Green Pond Cemetery, Clermont. Becker Funeral Home, 806 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont, provided information. Donald Edward Daniels, 80Donald Edward Daniels, 80 of Dunnellon died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Janet; sons, Sean and (Jian) Daniels, Timothy and (Mary) Daniels; daughters, Regan and (Aaron) Shepley, and Patricia and (James) Singleton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 1 p.m. at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church.Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 21 Attend the worship service of your choice 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 000A1LT The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000A1L1 MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 000A6V0 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 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 000A1LJ 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 000A6QX 000AD4V I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. 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McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 000A1M1 0009R66 000A6Q9 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 NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. 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Church to host Meet Your Brain!St. John the Baptist Catholic Community Church will host a workshop titled, Meet Your Brain! A look at adolescent brain development. The workshop will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at 7525 S. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. The workshop is for adults, teens and tweens and will address the subject of adolescent brain development and give helpful insights into risk behaviors. Marie Gallo-Lethcoe, the guest speaker, is a teacher at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach. The public is welcome. For more information, call Claire Hamilton at 489-3166.Sons of the Father to perform at North OakThe Sons of the Father will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at North Oak Baptist Church on Sunday. The community is invited. North Oak Baptist Church is at the intersection of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-1688.Church to host Chinese auctionThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Chinese Auction from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Father Stegeman Hall at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East. Drawing for the items will begin at 1. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. For more information call Pat at 489-1984.Mens Club to host Valentines Day danceThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Valentines Day Dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the church hall at 7525 S.W. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Admission price is $7.50 per person and includes dinner. Tickets are available in the church office. For more information, call John at 489-5678, or email at 489-4070.Reasons for Hope founder to speak at churchCarl Kerby, founder of Reasons for Hope, will visit First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40 Dunnellon, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the sanctuary. Dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a question and answer period. A love offering will be received. For more information, call John 489-9371.Gospel musical showcase slated Feb. 18The Second Bethlehem Baptist Association Young Womens Component will host a Gospel Musical Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Christian Education Center at the United Theological Seminary at 1105 N.W. Fourth St., Ocala. Sister Shawana Vickers, founder of More Than Enough Women Ministry, will be the Mistress of Ceremony. Special guests include the Spiritual Harmonizers; Brother Jonaphan Vickers, recording artist Minster Lantae Thomas, Young Ladies of Praise, Women of Worship Choir, Kim Lewis, Marjorie Martin and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-426-8274.Congregation Beth Israel to host game nightCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will host game night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other fare. Bring your own board games. Cost is $6 per person. RSVP by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or email thegottfrieds@aol.com.Lutheran church to mark Lenten SeasonJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a Pancake Supper in Swenson Hall. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. A freewill offering will be taken. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, worship service will be at 6:45 pm. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 pm. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. For more information, call the church office at 352854-4509, ext 221.Church to host annual flea marketDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. The church is at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets in the Historic District. For more information, call the church office at 489-2682.Church to host monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon hosts a fish fry the first Friday monthly. Cost is $7 for adults; students and children are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is in the church pavilion.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, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. 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I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 21 Churchbriefs

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 23 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Meeting Notices 219-0126 RIV 2/1 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The meeting will begin at 9:00a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 877-336-5437 or 352-563-9939, ext. 262 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Jan. 26, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 221-0126 RIV2/6 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of 222-0126 RIV2/9 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/09/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNDM19W8YB167636 2000 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13W9T2250450 1996 CHEVROLET NOVIN0200766123 2007 HOMEMADE Jan. 26, 2012. Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/06/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G4CU5214W4635577 1998 BUICK 2MELM74W1TX619929 1996 MERCURY Jan. 26, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 210-0126 RIVVs. Sylvia, Robert A. 2011-2310-CA O Notice of Action.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-2310-CA O EDWARD E. TELLE, Plaintiff vs. ROBERT A SYLVIA, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ROBERT A SYLVIA last known address 127 Alsada Rd., Swansea, MA 02777 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of a mortgage, has been filed against the following property located Marion County Florida; 10081 SW 97th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 Lot 2, Block N, PINE RUN ESTATES III, as per the plat thereof in Plat Book W, Pages 1 and 2, of the Public Records of Marion County Florida Parcel ID 35323-014-02 and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs Attorney LORENZO RAMUNNO, ESQ., whose address is 7500 S.W. 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, Florida 34476 on or before 30 days after the first publication of the notice and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before or after service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint for Foreclosure. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476. Dated: December 30, 2011 DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT By: /s/ N. Hernandez, Deputy Clerk January 12, 19 and 26, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 215-0126 RIVDAngelo, Benjamin T. 2011-CP-1503-F Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1503-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF BENJAMIN T. DANGELO A/K/A BENJAMIN A. DANGELO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BENJAMIN T. DANGELO a/k/a BENJAMIN A. DANGELO, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 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 January 19, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael DAngelo 328 SW 3rd St., Unit 205, Cape Coral, Florida 33991 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 Attorney for Michael DAngelo 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 January 19 and 26, 2012. 217-0126 RIVGiese, Emil A. 2011 CP 1458 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2011 CP 1458 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE, deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 332-18-7330, File Number 2011 CP 1458 (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. 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 January 19, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ MARK E. GIESE Personal Representative of the Estate of EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE 218-0126 RIV Trantham, James H. 2010-CP-786 (B) Notice of Administration PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2010-CP-786 (B) Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES H. TRANTHAM Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of James H. Trantham, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, file number 2010-CP-786 (B). The estate is testate and the date of the decedents Will is November 27, 2001. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the Will or Codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the survivng spouse entitled to an elective share under Section 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents date. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Personal Representative: Gladys B. Trantham 6373 SW 117th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kellean K. Truesdell, Florida Bar No. 0935360 Attorney for Gladys B. Trantham Law Firm of Kellean K. Truesdell, P.A. 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34482 Telephone: 352-873-4141 Fax: 352-873-4855 E-Mail: lawfirm@truesdell.net January 19 and 26, 2012. 223-0202 RIVRivera, Ruth N. 2011-CP-1490-F Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1490-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH N. RIVERA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH N. RIVERA, deceased, whose date of death was October 25, 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 January 26, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Emma Cecilia Salazar Velasco Lomas de Monteserrin Clleb e 16 296, Quito, Equador Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 January 26 and February 2, 2012. 224-0202 RIVFusco, Rose A. 2011-CP-1520 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1520 (F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSE A. FUSCO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSE A. FUSCO, deceased, whose date of death was July 2, 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 January 26, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael J. 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Victor Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com INVERNESSWaterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Homosassa Homes Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, January 26, 2012Vol 30 No. 1575 cents WHATS HAPPENING Food4Kids Inc. to host bridge partyFood 4 Kids Inc. will sponsor an afternoon of bridge at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy an afternoon of card playing, refreshments and prizes for a donation of $10 that will go to feeding hungry children on the weekends. You may register by table, pairs, or individuals. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Linda at 352-566-8289. Eastern Star to host spaghetti dinnerThe Dunnellon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Masonic Hall at 20751 Powell Road. Cost is $8 per person; take out is available. For more information about the event, call Nancy Homadue, Worthy Matron, at 489-2130 or Joan Cothern, secretary, at 465-0782. Womans Club slates eventsThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, for Game Day at the Womans Club. Bring your favorite game(s) for all to enjoy. If you wish to brings snacks or drinks, please do. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782 or Gerry Hess at 465-8195. The annual Soup-AThon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Cost is $7 per person, all you can eat. Take out is available, three containers for $7. For more information, call Holly Fisk, chairwoman, at 465-8305.RS Garden Club to meet todayThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, across from Jans Nursery. Horticulturalist Bruce Ide will be the guest speaker. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. Officials tweak Greenlight rates With at least 80 percent of its fiber in place and a testing period underway, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications is tweaking its rate structure after the City Council approved minor modifications as well as established small-business rates Monday night at its regular meeting. Originally, the Council OKd the rate structure in November; however, after concerns from residents and small-business owners, city officials went back to the drawing board to tweak several of the rates Greenlight plans to charge its customers. Gone is the triple-play combo, which consisted of Expanded Basic, one phone line and 10 Mbs on its data line for $119.99. The plan did not include DVR services or the phone features such as voice mail, caller ID or call waiting. Also, nixed was the residential starter package, which comprised one phone line and Internet (5 Mbs). That package had been valued at $59.99. Phone features such as voice mail, caller ID or call waiting were not included. Now, as Algiere, pointed out, the city will offer residents the chance to bundle services as they would like while receiving up to a 20 percent discount. If potential customers chose Mayor lashes county DRA on 484 still irks Ward In October, the Dunnellon City Council made it known it was not happy with the countys plans for a so-called Drainage Retention Area along County Road 484. Threeand-half months later, Mayor Fred Ward continued to express his displeasure about the project, which is nearing completion, and the countys decision not to seek input from city officials. Im not very happy about it, he explained. Its atrocious. Mayor Ward told fellow council members hes spoken with two people who have homes along the area, which sits almost directly across the entrance from Blue Cove. He said both citizens, women who are in their 80s said theyre concerned with the lack of privacy and security the trees, that were once there, provided. Any fool can walk across there, he said, noting he walked it himself. Councilman Dennis Evans said any property owner has the right to do what it wants with its property. Mayor Ward disagreed. That doesnt hold water, he said. Its not zoned for a DRA; its zoned for residential or a traditional neighborhood. We had nothing to say about it. We knew nothing JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsShirley Dixon, right, talks with Lisa Sheffield, a local business owner, during the social hour as guests strike up a conversation about local happenings. Chamber doles out awards at annual banquet The conversation echoed throughout the main room at River River Club and the dinner was succulent Saturday night as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards dinner, the Valentine Stars of Dunnellon. As the 2012 Board of Directors were officially sworn in by Mayor Fred Ward, it marked the end of Matthew Baillargeons tenure as president of the Chamber as he passed the gavel onto Valerie Levy, who will serve as president of the Board of Directors. Levy, who moved to the area 11 years ago from New York, admitted to being in culture shock when she first arrived in Dunnellon. However, after becoming involved in Jazz Up Dunnellon and serving as a Chamber Ambassador, she said shes eager to see the business community grow. I really fell in love with the city, she said. Im going to work very hard in the next year to help bring businesses here, so they can see what we have to offer. But the real celebration was the recognition of individuals, business owners and organizations that made an impact throughout 2011 in the community. Nominees were submitted by community leaders and businesses, and those winners were announced at the banquet. Winners were: Community Service Award The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon and JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News All in the family JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJeffery Alley works with his steer, Levi, as well as his sister, Janas steer. Here, the steer isnt cooperating. Alley said he hadnt been working with it as much as he should because of work and hunting season. Now that hunting season is ending, he will be spending every afternoon until past dark working with the steer. Teens Youth Fair participation is a decades-old family tradition Editors Note: The Southeastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 18 to 26. During the next few weeks, the Riverland News will feature youths partipcating in the event. On the family farm in Romeo, Jeffery Alley exits the house heading toward the barn. Today, he is going to try and spend a little time with Levi, the steer hes raising for Februarys Southeastern Youth Fair. Alley admits that hes been working and hunting too much, and has not spent a lot of time with the steer. The steer, in turn, proceeds to make it difficult for Alley to work with him, even after Alley dumps 50 pounds of feed into his trough. The steer is a bit too skittish. Alley has his work cut out for him, as he will attempt to get Levi halter broken and trained in time for the fair. I guess Ill be out here every day after school until after dark, Alley explained. Alley is an 18-year-old junior at Dunnellon High School. This is his third year raising a JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Businesses, individuals, civic groups recognized See CHAMBER page 19 See MAYOR page 6 LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Jeffery Alley holds up his Best in Class trophy from 2010. Behind him are family portraits. Family members have participated for more than 20 years in SEYF. His grandmother, Janey Markham, said her husband would probably stay involved for the rest of his life even though the grandchildren will be done after next year when they graduate. See FAMILY page 9 City scraps triple play combo in favor of bundle options See RATES page 6 Fred Ward Mayor still upset with county over DRA along C.R. 484.

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Annual bluegrass festival slated Feb. 11The sixth annual Bluegrass and Strawberry Festival will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 11. The event will be off State Road 200 and Stokes Ferry Road, turn at Reds Restaurant, and follow the signs to the Community Center. Gates open at noon. Bring a chair. For more information, call 637-4335. CERT training slated to start Feb. 16A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the eight-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the sheriffs office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and nonstructural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. The training is free. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, trainer, at 352812-0853. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church regarding the widening of U.S. 41 from 111th Place Lane to approximately Southwest 61st Street. The meeting will start with an open house starting at 5, followed by hourlong presentation at 6. The presentation video is available online at www.us41 marion.com or www. cflroads.com, click on Future Projects, then Marion and finally on 238648-1 SR 45). According to FDOT, the agency conducted a Project Development and environment Study (PD&E) in 2007. The purpose of the study was to examine the widening and rehabilitation of U.S. 41 from two lanes to four lanes. Three public meetings were conducted, including a formal public hearing in December 2009. The project to be discussed Feb. 9 entails the reconstruction of the existing roadway from two to four lanes and includes grass medians, paved shoulders, sidewalks, driveway reconstruction and full and directional median openings. According to FDOT, the project is currently scheduled for 2018, but is not currently funded for construction. For more information, contact Kathleen Enot, FDOT District 5, at 386-9435149 or email kathleen.enot@dot.state.fl. us or Tanya Kristoff at 904256-2326 or email tanya.kristoff@rsandh.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 000AD4F T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 0 0 0 A D A L SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2012 1:00-3:00 RAINBOW SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB 9836 SW 198 CIRCLE 3/2/2 CBS 1887 SQ. FT. SPLIT BEDROOMS W/LARGE LANAI NEWER AC/HEAT Asking Price $127,000 DIR: N. On 41 R. into R ainbow S prings C ountry C lub to right on to 198 C ircle. DECCA REAL ESTATE CORP. 6140 SW ST. 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Rusty Skinner, Workforces chief executive officer, said the effort is designed to make it easier for job seekers to access services without having to travel to a resource center in Ocala, Inverness or Chiefland. All Workforce Connection services, regardless of location, are provided at no charge. We recognize that its not always possible to get to one of our centers, and the Annie Johnson Center is ideally located to serve residents in the northeast corner of Citrus County, southeast area of Levy and southwest portion of Marion, Skinner said. The idea is to provide seamless services throughout our region. Workforce Connections mobile resource unit is staff-supported and equipped with satellite Internet, four computer workstations and office equipment to assist job seekers register with the Employ Florida Marketplace, conduct job searches, work on their resumes, fill out online employment applications, research career information and resources, get information about upcoming hiring events and apply for Unemployment Compensation benefits and file claims. For more information about the Annie Johnson Center, call 489-8021. For information about Workforce Connection services at the Annie Johnson Center, call 800-434-5627. Special to the Riverland News FDOT to host public meeting Feb. 9 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Riverland News

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The Dunnellon City Council is helping the Florida Department of Greenways and Trails moving one step closer to the reality of connecting its trail system to the city, after the Council approved the purchase of 1.14 acres of land along County Road 484. The property in question is owned by Dr. Pruetts family and will cost the city $9,000. The sliver of property is 20 feet wide and 2,516 feet long. Dr. Pruett, who died several months ago, had agreed to the deal prior to his death. His family members agreed to keep the deal in place, City Manager Lisa Algiere told the City Council. This gives the state the ability to connect the trails, she explained. Its something they have wanted to do for quite some time. Marsha Segal-George said in the past the state has had agreements fall through. This is a huge priority for them to connect the trail systems, she added. The plan now, Algiere said, is to lease the property to the state. It also might open the doors for the city to acquire 170 acres of property near Rio Vista, because the Department of Greenways and Trails eventually wants to reacquire the property where the citys Little League fields are now located. Leasing the property near Rio Vista would provide a new spot to relocate a new community park, Algiere said. However, she explained, it is years from coming to fruition. Resident Louise Kenney asked if the city has plans to involve the community in such a large endeavor, therefore, creating public buy-in to such a large project. Absolutely, Algiere said. First we have to get the land; then wed have to create a master plan for that park. Its a long ways off. Algiere told Kenney as well as the City Council there has been preliminary discussions about the need for a community sports complex in this portion of the county to not only meet the needs of the children, but adults as well. Theres also 70 feet of rough waterfront property that Mayor Ward said the city would like to look at creating an additional tubers exit to lessen the burden on Blue Run Park. As it stands now, tubers entering at either KP Hole or the State Park all exit at Blue Run Park. We end up with a headache, Councilwoman Penny Fleeger said. In other action, the Council: Approved Ordiance 2011-13, allowing for nonresident property owners and non-resident business owners to serve on the Planning Commission. Per the agreement, nonresident property owners must have owned the property for a minimum of three years and non-resident business owners must have been in business for a minimum of three years. A maximum of two non-resident property owners/nonresident business owners will be allowed to serve on the Planning Commission with one alternate in place. Resident Mary Ann Hilton voice opposition to accepting the ordinance. I would not want nonresidents deciding the plans for the future of this city, she said. The Council, however, said it was important to let business owners have a say in the citys future. They are stakeholders in the welfare of the city, Mayor Ward said. It doesnt show a lot of wisdom to exclude those stakeholders. Hilton questioned the Council if those who owned property sold it or if a business owner closed their doors. Theyd no longer qualify, Marsha Segal-George, assistant city attorney, said. Aproved a consultant agreement with Joe Renda for Grenlight Sales and Marketing. Per the contract agreement, Renda will work strictly on a commission and will not receive benefits. Also, any expenses he occurs, he must pay out of his own pocket. You couldnt have picked a btter guy that I know about, Councilman Evans said. Ive seen him several times and hes always promoting Greenlight, hes very enthusastic. Segal-George said he does not have an exlusive agreement with the city, that if officials so choose, they can hire additional people. She said the city can also terminate the contract within five days if they are not satisified with his performance. Approved an agreement with Kingdom 4H and Boy Scout Troop 452 to install 10 bat houses throughout the community as part of the two groups community service efforts. As part of the deal, the groups will construct 10 bat houses and provided poles. The city will turn place the bat houses at various locations throughout town. The groups told the Council, the benefit of the bat houses is twofold. One, bats eat a large amount of bugs and mosquitoes. If the 10 bat houses fill up, the amount of bats occupying those houses could up to 12 billion insects and mosquitoes combined. They said in their research, the city spends $32,000 per year spraying for mosquitoes, but the cost to put up the 10 bat houses is $55. Also, as part of the agreement, the two youth groups agreed to keep an eye on the bat houses for signs of wasps building nests. Its a heck of a project, Mayor Ward told the groups making the presentation. Approved the reappointment of Councilman Dennis Evans to serve another term on the Tourist Development Council. Authorized Mayor Ward to sign the Certification of Acceptance of an FDLE JAG Grant for road side Drivers License (DL) Readers. Approved an amendment for the agreement with Kimley-Horn & Associates for the Water and Wastewater Utility Master Plan. Small-scale amendment applications accepted The Marion County Growth Management Department is accepting applications for smallscale land use changes, or amendments, to the countys Comprehensive Plan. Residents who own 10 acres or less of land and are interested in changing its designated use, such as going from rural to commercial use, are eligible for the small-scale amendment application. Per Florida Statute, the department may only accept up to a total of 120 acres of small-scale amendment applications in one year. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Feb. 3 or until the 120-acre maximum is reached, whichever comes first. Application forms may be picked up at Marion County Growth Management or downloaded from www.marioncountyfl.org/ Planning/land_use.aspx. Growth Management hosts small-scale amendment application cycles periodically as part of its activities to keep the countys Comprehensive Plan up to date. The plan is Marion Countys key guide for growth management and provides the framework for how the county will continue to develop. For more information about small-scale amendments, contact Michael Kokosky at 352-438-2600 or visit www.marion countyfl.org/growth management.htm. Gardening for Dummies course scheduledIf you think you were born without a green thumb but turn pea green with envy when you see your neighbors successful gardens, UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service has a class for you. This five-session Gardening for Dummies course starts at the root of successful gardening with lessons on creating nutrient-rich soil for your future plants. Next, learn to sow successful seeds, grow vegetables and keep your lawn green. Subsequent sessions cover how to beat insects, weeds and plant diseases in the battle for your garden. Lastly, learn to use microirrigation to efficiently keep your plants healthy and save you both water and money. The class fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple covers the class materials. The class will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 to 10 at the Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org /extensionservice.htm. Historical information of county parks sought The earliest recorded baseball games at Orange Lake Community Park took place in 1918. The land encompassed by W.H. Willoughby Park once belonged to a farmer and preacher from Alabama. County parks are rich in history, and a Marion County department wants to preserve as much of it as possible. Marion County Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to assist in its collection of historical park information and photographs by sharing any little known fact or visual about a county park. If you know why a park was given a certain name, treasure an old photograph of a park or have just about any other historical information on a county park, contact Gina Peebles at 671-8560 or e-mail gina.peebles@ marioncountyfl.org. 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Miley was honored as the Dunnellon Police Departments Officer of the Year and Anthony was recently sworn in as the agencys chaplain. Council members present, from left, are: Penny Fleeger, Dennis Evans, Mayor Fred Ward and Vice Mayor Fred Stark. City buys property to connect state trails AROUND THE COUNTY Council approves changes for Planning Board requirements JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Answers to puzzle on page 7

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River views Residents of Rainbow Springs should stand united The city of Dunnellon has borrowed about $12 million-plus to develop Internet services and purchase the Rainbow Springs Utilities Co. Since no referendum was held by the residents of Dunnellon to sell these bonds, resident taxes and fees cannot be used to secure the notes. Greenlight and Rainbow Springs Utilities must provide the income to pay off the bonds. Certainly, boycotting the Greenlight project is a significant tool for the residents of Rainbow Springs to speak with our wallets. We have alternatives to Greenlight! The water system is an entirely different matter in my mind. If we dont do something that threatens their income flow, the city will prey on us forever. I suggest the following: Do what unions do. Join together and act as one solidarity. If we try doing it individually we will lose. Therefore, we should select a small committee and spokesperson to deal with the city. Maybe the Property Owners Association (POA)? We should hold a mass rally in front of City Hall and burn our water bills. You say theyll turn our water off. I say nonsense. Think about the fire hydrants, individually scattered throughout Rainbow Springs, the city cannot shut them off. That means they virtually have to go house to house to shut off the water. Thats a big deal! We should get the media involved ( Minutes, Wake-Up America, local TV in Gainesville, Orlando and Tampa as well as all the appropriate newspapers. Remember what happened in Waldo when they went nuts with traffic citations. The media loved covering the story nationwide and the city backed off. I know Im very hawkish, but if we dont present a united front and develop a course of action that threatens their revenue stream, well be the losers. Remember, its all about the money we have it and they need it. Frank Gebhardt Rainbow Springs Contact state lawmakers regarding surchargeIt seems to me that this city buyout of the Rainbow Springs Water Utility, and then adding on a 25 percent surcharge could be in violation of our constitutional rights. There is no alternative for residents of Rainbow Springs. We cant vote in the city of Dunnellon; therefore, we are being taxed without representation. We, as residents have no protection from the city doubling our water rates any time they choose to have a council meeting and vote to raise the rates to anything they desire. Something is wrong here that allows a PSC regulated entity to be sold to a city government without some state intervention to regulate water rates, esA few tips, tricks for rose planting and cuttings Sweet baby James I never knew what James Taylors song Sweet Baby James was all about until my grandson, James, was born. If I were to tell you that hes the sweetest boy in the whole world youd think I was bragging so Ill let you form your own opinion. Having only daughters, I didnt realize the dynamics between a mother and son. I watch my daughter and him interact and there is nothing like it. He takes her face in both his hands, looks her straight in the eyes and tells her how much he loves her. How he wishes she wasnt married, so he can marry her. The best one was when he told me I watched Mommy sleeping last night and she looked like an angel. Hes the angel. Last week, James told my daughter he thinks about her at school and misses her. So Mandy put a sweet little note in his lunchbox. When she picked him up from school, he told her when he read the note it just made him miss her more and he cried a little bit. How can you not love this kid? James enjoys performing and making everyone laugh. He has two dances, the inchworm and the hula, that are a riot. He loves telling jokes, doing magic tricks and just being funny. He also comes up with the cutest things to say. He told me that he knows I love him because Im always hugging and kissing him. He doesnt eat supper, he only eats breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other night I asked him if he needed to use the bathroom and he said, No, Im just going to let nature take its course. Then while having a conversation about a naked guy in the ocean he said: Watch out for snapping turtles. Where does he come up with these things? If you tell him he has one more hour on the computer and then its time for lunch, the first question he always asks is how long is an hour. You have to tell him in SpongeBob time that an hour is two SpongeBob shows. Then when that hour is up he will come and say OK, my hour is up. We better eat lunch now. You will get no argument, no fussing, and no tears. Once you tell him something, thats the way its going to be. Im amazed by his goodness. Alas, theres got to be a downside. Hes a perfectionist, which many people would not see as a downside. But I hate to see him get so sad when he cant be perfect at something. He gets very teary eyed if he doesnt do something the very best. Those are hard times for a grandmother, because to me hes always the best. Yet, we need to teach him that others will win sometimes and you cant excel at every single thing that you try. They are very hard lessons, for both of us. Now, if you look way down deep inside of this angel you will find a tiny bit of the devil. After all hes a boy. He loves fourwheelers, karate, getting dirty and playing hard. He loves to fight, wrestle, run, scream, yell and play. The best of both worlds. Right now, at the age of 6, James has no mean bones in his body. He is all about sweetness, kindness, caring and being good all the time. I dont think he will grow out of it. Im pretty sure this is him. The blueprint is done, the road map all set. This sweet, baby James is going to soar and conquer the world or at least everybodys heart. He had mine the second he arrived. 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, January 26, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS RIVERLAND GARDENER LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE S o far 2012 has been a bust. I had to have a root canal done and then some other minor dental work. Not fun! I had to laugh at the post-op instructions. It stated: Do not tap or bang on the area. Gee Doc, you spent the last hour taking a sledge hammer to my face and now I cant tap on it. Darn! I would rather go to the gynecologist then the dentist. Thats how much I hate some one touching my teeth. Since I shake so much, I tend to grip my toothbrush too tightly. Therefore, I have brushed off most of the enamel on my teeth, which makes them very sensitive. My dentist said I needed to try an electronic tooth brush. I purchased the one they conveniently sold at the front desk. Now, when I brush my teeth, it borders on obscene. I have to use two hands because it vibrates so much. I am really not sure who shakes more me or the toothbrush. Theres a lot of pushing in and out involved. With a little practice, I have been able to cut down on the drooling. It wasnt a pretty site. My woes are small compared to what my niece went through. Her house was broken into the second week of January. She lives in Ocala. The low-down, dirty rotten scum took everything. Her fianc installed security cameras around the house. He is technically savvy and they own I should say they owned a lot of electronic gadgets. Well, the no good waste of a human being swiped the security cameras. This two-bit bum of a criminal even took food from the pantry. Jewelry, mementos and make-up were taken. How desperate do you have to be to steal make-up? After cleaning them out of their worldly goods, they trashed the place. Was that necessary? Luckily, her two cats hid during the destruction. The larger one hid so deep into the sofa cushion, it took several hours to get him out. Normally, the cats dont like each other. That night they were best friends. I think that is the only good thing to come out of this. I will never understand how people can be so rotten to one another. When our house in Connecticut was broken into I felt so violated. Some stranger went through my things. Yuk! It leaves you with this sense of things being dirty and you want to scrub every inch of your home. Then you live in fear for the next few months. You start to question what if I was home? Will it happen again? Did I lock the doors? Not that it matters, because they broke a window to get in. Along with those thoughts, comes the feeling of loss. This eventually leads to anger. You work hard and you reward yourself with nice things. How dare someone waltz into your home and take those things! To this day, I would like to run over the flea bitten dog of a human being that broke into my home 30 years ago Counting on karma P lanting bare-root roses during the dormant season allows the plants to establish quickly because this is when the soil does not dry as quickly when watered. Bare-root plants are available to buy in winter, and are more economical than planting pot-grown roses if you need lots of them. Heres a few tips on how to do it: Dig out a hole in the soil to the depth of a garden spade and the same width. Put the soil to one side of the hole. Fork the base of the hole and add half a handful of granular fertilizer, such as pelleted chicken manure. Lightly firm the base of the hole with your foot. Set the bare-root rose in position, and use a bamboo cane placed across the top of the hole to judge the final soil level around the plant. Aim to set the base of the stems just slightly below this level. Add a shovelful of compost to the soil dug out of the hole, and mix it together. Use this to fill in around the roots of the rose, firming in layers with the heel of your foot. When the hole is full, add a mulch of well-rotted compost to the surface of the soil to help conserve moisture. Water the rose well. If you are green thumbed then it is possible to take stem cuttings, which can be grown to make new plants. A plastic bottle method works well. Take a 6-inch stem cutting. The top of the stem cutting should have a slant cut above the top bud. Push the straight cut bottom into the ground, or pot about 2 inches down. Cover with your bottle or jar and water periodically around the jar to prevent the stem drying out. A baggie can be used if you prefer a different method. Place the cutting into a pot with potting soil. Put the pot, or pots, into a plastic ziploc bag. Push a couple of sticks into the pot to ensure the bag stays upright. Although a good method, rot may become an issue if the bag folds over, and the air is prevented from circulating. One medium that works well for us is a 50/50 potting mix, and perlite. New, or mature growth, can be used, but make sure the stem is healthy. This is a good economical way to get new roses for your garden, and keep old roses in your garden particularly if a favorite. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. Kathleen Wallace Audrey Beem Tracy Jenner See SMILE page 7 See LETTERS page 5

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pecially the way irrigation rates are calculated. I have been in contact with the PSC in Tallahassee and they recommended we get in touch with our state representative, which I intend to do. I would recommend to all Rainbow Springs residents to do the same. Congressman Richard Nugent can be contacted by email through his website. Arnold G. Rodgers Rainbow Springs Vote Henion for another term on SECO boardSince you elected me, Rob Henion, as trustee for SECO, a lot of wonderful activities have happened. It is hard to believe that three years has passed. In the first year I became trained as a credential coop director. I followed that up in the second year with training to become a Board Leadership director. SECO has invested a great deal to insure I can be an advocate for each of my SECO members and to be a board trustee devoted to allowing SECO to continue to provide reliable and affordable power. As a board member, I have served well for that purpose. No doubt you have also heard of some of the ways I have helped many in my district. They continue to thank me for my actions. Now, I ask for your help to continue in this wonderful role. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, our district meeting will be at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and voting is from 4:30 to about 6:30 p.m. Thereafter, business presentations begin followed by prize drawings for you! Jim Duncan, our SECO CEO, will also address the members, which is always an exciting part of the meeting. I will need your vote and support to continue as your SECO Trustee for another threeyear term. Also, on Saturday, March 24, our Annual Meeting will be in Sumterville. You dont want to miss that! I really appreciate your support. Rob Henion, Trustee, District 7A cash cow kicks backThe logic in the letters from the Chamber Of Commerce and the city manager of Dunnellon is as faulty as the financial mess the city has created for itself. Does anyone know of an instance when a government-run business does as well as private industry? The Chase family, which owned and operated Rainbow Springs Ltd. for many years, was satisfied with their profit margin on our utilities system. Except for the recent boom years, I am sure that they made more money selling us water and making us pay for our sewage than they did selling houses. Now, with no increase in operating expenses, Dunnellon wants to essentially double the base cost of household water and empty the wallets of those who do not have a well. Recent actions by the city of Dunnellon make you wonder who is running the asylum. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was no weirder. First, we got red-light cameras with revenue budgeted at $700,000. In spite of the chiefs protestations that safety was the citys only concern, we all started driving smarter and revenues plummeted. Then Jack the Giant Killer or David with his sling shot decided Dunnellon could outperform AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network combined and Greenlight limped on the scene, months late and tons of money behind in interest payments. Rainbow Springs residents have every right to be angry with Dunnellon City Hall and all the other townspeople who put them in office. We worked hard all our lives and saved our money for retirement. Any peaceful and lawful action which can be taken that will make Dunnellon share our pain should be on the table. Florida Statute 180.191 does not give any city the right to slap a surcharge on nonresidents served by a separate, freestanding utility, not connected to the city system. It does allow legal recourse against any entity, which tries to do different. J. Daniel Techentin Dunnellon Response to articleIn response to the article by Ms. (Beverly) Leisure, I too am saddened by the current situation. The residents of Rainbow Springs have supported the local businesses, the local charities and the local activities and functions listed in your article. One of my neighbors has been a volunteer at the library and the Rainbow Springs Park for the past 18 years. We are a supportive and giving community and we are being treated like a nameless, faceless entity with no say whatsoever in what the city can and will do to us. While you feel that boycotting the businesses is just simply wrong, we feel that what is being done to us is just simply wrong. Ms. Algiers feels that we should pay for the citys debt, the water and sewer system for Rio Vista and apparently Greenlight as well. I would point out that a few years back when our roads needed to be repaired, we did not call the city of Dunnellon and ask them to put a special surcharge on the Dunnellon residents to pay for our repairs, we paid for them ourselves. But the Dunnellon City Council has put a special surcharge on us to pay for their repairs. Ms. Algieres article screams envy, resentment and outright dislike for the residents of Rainbow Springs. So tell me, what would you suggest we do? As a previous letter writer said, Dunnellon has become a place to drive through on my way somewhere else. Glenda Hinz Rainbow Springs City officials changed landscape of townAs an unwilling, unrepresented, hijacked new customer of Dunnellon utilities, I offer some input and questions to the city managers article in the Jan. 19 edition of the Riverland News. Algiere listed as a benefit that the customer base doubles, minimizing rate increases. So I can expect no rate increase in Rainbow Springs? Before the quick city purchase, Rainbow Springs Utility was under the prevue of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC monitored, set and limited the amount of rate increases the private utility company could issue. I ask the city manager, is the city utility under the monitoring and control of the PSC? As a customer of Rainbow Springs, am I not going to see a major rate increase every year till 2016 and beyond? Rainbow Springs will be forever surcharged 25 percent more than city residents. If you do not raise our rates, you cannot pay the debt the city incurred. In public statements, Dunnellon city officials have stated the purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility was revenue generation. The city is going to make enough money off our rates to pay the debt and subsidize other customers. Part of the rationale for the $2.5 million overpayment over appraised value is that the cost could be passed on to Rainbow Springs residents. The money amount I recall being quoted was $250,000 extra revenue. This revenue will be used to offset other costs and keep taxes down according to Vice Mayor (Fred) Stark. Explain to me what benefit I, as a Rainbow Springs resident, will gain by connecting to a state failed Rio Vista sewer system that the city is now responsible for? If Rio Vista and the city utility wanted to connect, that is fine. Seems to me that Rio Vista had to fix their system and the city of Dunnellon are the winners here and Rainbow Springs residents are the economic losers. Whose decision was it to buy the failed Rio Vista system and why? Was the city not in enough debt already? Going into massive debt is not economic recovery unless you are in the Obama administration. Future expansion to connect riverfront properties onto sewer is given as a positive? The residents of all Dunnellon, Rainbow Springs and the small business owners are going to subsidize the developers and people who can afford to live on the river. I do not begrudge anyone the right to purchase and live wherever they chose if they pay their fair share. People know that riverfront property in todays environment is much more valuable if access to public sewage system is available. New river front property owners will pay fewer fees than Rainbow Springs customers. So again, we will be subsidizing affluent river homes and river front developers with our 25 percent surcharge and high rates. Again, if people want to develop riverfront property, surcharge those who benefit from it, not your captive neighbors to the north. The developer who bought the old Cubbage property must be happy. The statement that the 25 percent surcharge will go to retire the debt is actually pretty funny in a cruel way. The debt comes from the bad decision to purchase a private utility for $2.5 million more than appraised value, connect us to a failing system and take us from the protection on the Public Service Commission. Actually, if I did not live in Rainbow Springs I could appreciate the logic and humor in the retire the debt statement. Also, Rainbow Springs Utility lost $100,000 value according to its 2009 finance statement. Based on how well Greenlight has been handled, I am sure that the city can run the utility in a more efficient manner than the private company thats only purpose was to make a profit. I believe the city sold us down the river without a hook up to cover their revenue problems. As your good neighbors and friends, we thought that our contributions in civic volunteering, at the state park, churches, service clubs and city events were valued. Most of us were proud to shop locally, keep the money in Dunnellon and boasted of it. We were not taking value from the city, we added value to it. We liked Dunnellon area for what it was a nice place to live. We did not seek an economic power house community, but a nice well managed, affordable area. I do not think so any more. Now we find within a two-week period we are just a revenue source. The city management was/is not concerned about losing our friendship, respect, support, cooperation or good will; they are concerned about losing our money. The money you extract from the utility surcharge and rates I have no control over. The voluntary, discretionary, money I can chose to spend on Greenlight or even in Dunnellon city limits you have lost. It will take more than an article to regain our trust and respect. The city management injected Rainbow Springs into the heart of city affairs, without our consent, input or even notice for the citys economic advantage without any consultation. I do not think this was a wise decision. The residents of Rainbow Springs did not change the Dunnellon city landscape, the city manager, mayor and City Council did with their decisions. David Bates Dunnellon Businesses affected by purchase can count on meIn a recent letter to the editor regarding Dunnellons purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities LC, I said as a consequence I would avoid all Dunnellon establishments. I now believe that position is unfair to those Dunnellon business owners who, unfortunately, also happen to live in Rainbow Springs. They would get a double whammy, losing a customer, yet still retaining the privilege of paying the shamefully high water rates as a Rainbow Springs resident. So, where I know this situation exists, I will continue to patronize the business. Sincerely, Al and Marti Spalmacin Rainbow Springs Thank youThe Adopt a Class Meet & Greet was fantastic, most of the teachers and sponsors were able to attend. All 40 classes were adopted in record time. I wish to thank all of the teachers for giving up an evening at home with their families to attend. A special thank you to Mrs. Wilkerson, the principal at Dunnellon Elementary School, who was a great help in making this event possible. She organized all of the teachers and helped with the adoptions Thursday night. Gruffs put out a great spread of delicious and tasty treats for everyone to try. The biggest hit was the Kettle Chips, the Chicken Niblets and Ham & Cheese Wraps are on the top of my list. I would like to personally thank all the businesses, individuals and organization that adopted a class. They are: the Chamber of Commerce, Gruffs Tap & Grill, AAA Roofing, Mr. & Mrs. Haussey, Personal Mini Storage, Stitch Niche, Rita Cook, Historic Village Shops or Dunnellon, Volunteer Thrift Store, Carol Scott, Dunnellon Community Thrift Store, Als TV, Insurance Center of Dunnellon, Doris Magursky, Joyce Bergeron, Sue Carpenter, Creations by Clovis, Grumbles House, Jacks Cool Treats, Bank of America, Caldwell Bankers, Holly Fisk, Curt Bond Signs, SunTrust Bank, Bill Ballard of Humana, Mike of Excel Printing, Regions Bank, Edgewater Realty, Capital City Bank, Bentlys Restaurant, Sue Lavac, Home Beautiful, Injun Joes Cutlery, Run Around Sue, Turner House Florist, The Insurance Den, Mr. & Mrs. Mintrone, and a sweet lady that came in as a guest and left with an adopted class. We hope to continue the project for the 2012-13 school year. If you feel this is a project worth getting involved, call me at 4658000 any time. I will be happy to place your name on the list for the next year. If we received more names then classes at Dunnellon Elementary School, we can always branch out to other schools in the area. Viola Soffe Dunnellon Pillaging of R.S.finances underwayI have just received the new version of the Dunnellon City water/sewer usage rate schedule. Based on calculating the most recent Rainbow Springs water/sewer bill with the new city of Dunnellon rates, the cost difference would be approximately 72 percent greater. The financial pillage of Rainbow Springs will start in the February billing period. The biggest rate increase is in the sprinkler usage as this is the primary area exclusive to Rainbow Springs that can be manipulated; stand alone, without affecting the current city of Dunnellon residents. Rainbow Springs gains absolutely no benefit from the additional usage charges. Billing Rainbow Springs residents to pay off unrealistic debt from the traffic cameras, $7 million loan for cable, $6 million loan for Rainbow Springs Utilities, and repair costs for obsolete sewer systems outside of Rainbow Springs, all raises many questions of mismanagement at Dunnellon City Hall. Now is the time to fight back and force the city of Dunnellon into bankruptcy, get the state of Florida to take over, get this mess cleared up, and get the city of Dunnellon under competent management. In the meantime, the residents of Rainbow Springs need to force the issue by doing the following. Limit as much as possible, funds flowing into Dunnellon. Being on a fixed income, I will have less money to spend at Dunnellon retail stores. Hopefully, the retail stores will get the message, and support voting out the current Dunnellon council members who are up for re-election this year. Drive in such a way to avoid traffic cameras. If you get a ticket, protest in court. Remember Polk County ruled the cameras illegal in 2011. If you want people to feel no intimidation while shopping in Dunnellon, get rid of these stupid cameras. Do not sign up for Greenlight Communications. There are cheaper, better managed alternatives. The cable connection posts on Rainbow Springs property makes the area look like a cheap, third-rate junk yard. Make sure you are monitoring the yard sprinklers to use as little water as possible. I shut my system off entirely for the common area. There may be a possibility that if a large number of residents sign up for new wells, discounts may make this option affordable. Without some type of action to bring back Rainbow Springs basic water/sewer rates, Rainbow Springs will just become another Citrus Springs type neglected property.Pete Creighton Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 5 K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000ADJ2 F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482 000AA6L LETTE RS continued from page 4

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about it. I dont have to be happy or happy with the results. Mayor Ward asked the Council to take a stance together to make sure the county addresses the problem. We can make them mitigate the problem or at least find a resolution, he explained. Its criminal what they did. We dont like it. They ran roughshod over us. They didnt consider the impact of residents. Vice Mayor Fred Starke chimed in. They came in here and played games with us, he said. Evans suggested it would perhaps be easier to formulate a complaint and try to get it fixed. Ward, still angered by the countys actions, said the area is a terrible welcome sight to Dunnellon. There was no consideration to the people around it, he concluded. two services of their liking from expanded basic, one phone and a data plan, Greenlight will offer a 10 percent discount. For example, Algiere pointed out, if customers subscribe for video at $69.99 plus Internet (5 Mbs) at $34.99, the total price would be $104.98; however, with a 10 percent discount the total bill would be $94.48. Residents who bundle three services together such as video, phone and Internet, they would receive a 20 percent discount. Overall, the savings equal just 1 cent from the previous offered triple play combo, Algiere pointed out, but now they can choose the type of Internet service they want. Greenlight will offer speeds from 5 Mbs up to 20 Mbs for residential customers. These plans offer a lot of flexibility, Algiere told the Council. The city could benefit from the addition of smallbusiness rates for Internet usage. Algiere said there are three options to chose from: up to 5 Mbs at $44.99; up to 10 Mbs at $59.99; and up to 20 Mbs for $79.99. The small-business rate does not feature a dedicated line as the regular business rates, which remain the same, does. As it stands now, most of the original fees Greenlight established remain the same: Limited Basic is $29.99 and includes 59 channels. Expanded Basic, which includes the Limited Basic channel package, is $69.99. Expanded Basic features 197 channels, 50 of which are music channels. The variety package is $14.99, but subscribers must have the Expanded Basic Package to get this. The variety package features an additional 36 channels. Premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax, Starr, Showtime, etc., are $16.99 each. For HD programming, its an additional $3.95 per month. Video on Demand access is also an extra $1.95 per month; and for customers wanting DVR (digital video recorder) service, that is an extra $3.95 per month. Customers will now have to pay for set-top boxes, unless a promotion is offered. Each box in the home will cost $7.95 per month. If a customer wants three set top boxes in their home, it will cost $23.85 per month. Initially, the city was going to attempt to provide a Second Stream TV Kit, but cannot because its not compatible with the system. As for phone services, prices as well as additional charges for specific features is unchanged. Those potential customers wanting phone service, the base rate is $34.99, which includes unlimited long distance. Features such as voice mail ($3.95), caller ID ($1.95) and call waiting ($1.95) can be bundled together for a price of $5.95. Commercial users will pay $49.99 for one line; pricing for extra features will be by quote. A two-by-two business plan features two phone lines and 2 Mbs and will cost $179.99, while a 5-by-5 business plan features five phone lines and 5 Mbs of data speed for $499.99. To get services Greenlight will provide, customers will have to pay a $200 installation fee as well as a $40 activation fee. Algiere explained that she is hopeful the City Council will allow officials to waive the installation fee as Greenlight begins accepting customers. How long that fee would be waived is unknown. Currently, customers will not be required to sign a contract, such as ones required by DirectTV and Dish Network. Councilman Dennis Evans said he would like to see it mentioned as a possibility if installation fees are waived. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Salon & Spa by Zory 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Credit Cards accepted Bellisima New Year, New Customer S PECIALS 000ADA6 Cut, Color, Style only $ 45 00 Perm & Style only $ 50 00 Please call for information & appt. Regular Hair Cut only $ 15 00 000AD13 CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. 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H appy 2012 from Social Security! With the New Year, many people put together lists of goals and resolutions. Allow us to share with you some New Years resolutions that you may find worth keeping. Think about retirement. Whether youre 26 and beginning a career or 62 and thinking about the best time to stop working, give some thought to what your retirement plan will be. Social Security is the largest source of income for elderly Americans today, but it was never intended to be your only source of income when you retire. You also will need savings, investments, pensions or retirement accounts to make sure you have enough money to live comfortably when you retire. The earlier you begin your financial planning, the better off you will be. For tips to help you save, visit www.mymoney.gov. Plan ahead. The best way to begin planning for retirement is by using the free resources provided by Social Security. Start by using our Retirement Estimator, where you can get a personalized, instant estimate of your future retirement benefits using different retirement ages and scenarios. Visit the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. Make sure you have all your numbers. While tax season may seem far away, now is the time that many taxpayers start gathering records and documentation for filing tax returns. One of the most important things you need is a Social Security number for everyone whom you will claim as a dependent. If you dont have a number for one of your dependents, you need to apply now to have the Social Security number in time to file your tax return. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Do a little light reading. The best way to learn more about Social Security, the benefit programs, and what they mean to you and your family is to browse through our online library of publications. You can find overviews as well as more detailed booklets. Our library at www.socialsecurity.gov/p ubs is always open. Help a loved one. Sometimes we get the most satisfaction out of helping someone else. If you have a grandparent, parent, relative, or friend who could benefit from Social Security, share our website and online services with them. You can even help a loved one apply for retirement or Medicare benefits or for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs in as little as 10 minutes. Whether you forward a publication or sit down to help someone apply for Social Security, the place to go is www.socialsecurity.gov. We hope youll consider some of these resolutions. Happy New Year from Social Security! Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 7 000ADAH 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. www.juliettefalls.com 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 OPEN BREAKFAST LUNCH & DINNER 7 Days A Week Hours Of Operation S unday T hursday 7:00 am 8:00 pm F riday S aturday 7:00 am 9:00 pm Breakfast Special $4.99 Lunch Special $6.99 Dinner Special $10.99 with coupon, expires 2/4/12 with coupon, expires 2/4/12 with coupon, expires 2/4/12 000A9QV FREE TO THE PUBLIC Wednesday, Feb. 1 10:30 AM Dunnellon Public Library Main Meeting Room 20351Robinson Rd. (352) 438-2520 Sponsored by Friends of Dunnellon Public Library. Meet Ed & Lyn Bugbee of Featherstone Orchids Together Ed and Lynn exhibit and sell orchids at more than 20 shows a year. They tour the country giving lectures and have won many World Orchid Society medals and trophies. The Bugbees grow an extensive variety of orchids through their world-wide connections, while at the same time sharing their experience to help customers grow and enjoy their own orchids. Eds dry humor, ease of speaking and overall love of orchids has made him a favorite on lecture tours. He will be answering questions and displaying a diverse collection of plants at during this program. Orchids, the Ultimate Flower WANTED 11 PEOPLE WANTED WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY HEARING, especially in noisy situations, to evaluate a never before available hearing device RISK FREE. NuTech Hearing Center will perform a comprehensive hearing evaluation at NO CHARGE for the first 11 qualified callers to determine if you are a candidate for the program. Participants that wish to purchase the instruments may do so at tremendous savings due to their participation. This revolution of nanotechnology provides digital hearing instruments that HAVE... 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If you intentionally inflict pain on someone else, you deserve to get it back. If karma does exist, this no good scallywag will need a mouth full of root canals! I will personally perform this surgery on him free of charge; shake free hands not an option. Answers on page 3 SMILE continued from page 4 Make your Social Security resolutions Adon Williams Think about retirement. Whether youre 26 and beginning a career or 62 and thinking about the best time to stop working.

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Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance Feb. 1 through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W-2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066. Annie W. Johnson needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. The public is welcome. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 000AD67 000ABH0 000AD5N Titan Family Home Center of Homosassa 1485 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL FACTORY OWNED DEALER MEANS $1000 OF SAVINGS FOR YOU! Family Home Center would like the Citrus County community to know that we are here to help make your dream home a reality! We treat each customer like a member of our own family. Top Quality Construction and Service, We Guarantee It! Customer Satisfaction before and after the sale Custom built homes Wide Selection of Modular and Manufactured Homes on Site All prices include Setup, Delivery, A/C, Skirting and Steps. No Hidden Costs! Best Available Construction Materials in the Manufactured Home Industry, like 3/4 floors. ONLY $ 69,900 Apprx. 2,136 sq. ft. Only $32 a sq. ft. Legion presents Scouts with donation Special to the Riverland NewsAmerican Legion Post 58 Commander John Taylor, center, presents Boy Scout Troop 452 Commander Col. Nicholas Navetta, U.S. Army, retired, with a check for $500. This was a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts and is part of the Post 58s Service to community efforts. Also pictured are Eugene Thomas, Post 58 chaplain, Stu Weisbaum, Post 58 Service Officer, along with the scouts from Troop 452. Resolve to successfully achieve your New Years resolutions I will lose 15 pounds this year. I will spend more time with my grandkids. I will spend less money and save more. Chances are, youve made these or similar annual resolutions many times before. But if your resolutions are wishes instead of goals, youre much less likely to achieve them. Whats the difference? A goal without a plan is just a wish, was Antoine de Saint Exuprys answer. Whether this years resolutions are healthor wealth-related, or something completely different, the means to successfully achieving your goals are the same. Read below for hints from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service on how to set yourself up for success to achieve this years resolutions. Create a S.M.A.R.T plan S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measureable, Adaptable, Realistic and Timed. This type of plan helps you visualize the path to your desired outcome, gives direction, helps measure progress and keeps you on-course. Specific Whats your goal statement? What do you want to do, attain or achieve? Take your time; its important to identify what goals are really important enough to work toward. Be specific. The more precisely you state your goal, the better your chance of achieving it. Include descriptions, dates, costs and other resources needed to accomplish the goal in this part of your plan. Measurable Keeping track of progress boosts confidence and shows you where or when to make adjustments. Will your progress be measured in pounds, hours or dollars? How and how often will you track your progress? Will you keep a journal or enter updates on the calendar? Adaptable Take some time to consider the road blocks you may encounter. Write down what actions youll need to take if youre temporarily derailed. What alternative courses of actions can you take if circumstances change? Having a Plan B can be the difference between making a minor adjustment and declaring defeat. Realistic Is your goal realistic or is it wishful thinking? Will you be able to meet the goal within the set boundaries? Setting unrealistic goals can make you feel less confident about a successful outcome. Timed Set a date! Be reasonable. Be realistic. Should you reduce an amount or reset your deadline? Remember, attaining small goals gives us the confidence to tackle the big ones. Take small steps. Write it down Your plan is not a plan until you put it on paper. Constructing a safe building requires a blueprint. Navigating to unknown destinations requires a map. A S.M.A.R.T goal plan is no different. Write it down. Want an expert to give a class to your group at no cost? Want to learn more through Small Steps to Health and Wealth or other programs? Contact Lynda Spence, an extension agent at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, at 671-8400 or lynda.spence@marioncountyfl.org, or visit www.marioncountyfl.or g/extensionservice.htm. Community briefs

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steer, and his seventh year participating in the SEYF, which will be Feb. 18 to 26 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The high school rodeo will be Feb. 17 and 18. Before showing steers, he showed hogs for four years; however, his freshman year he made the decision to start raising steers. Steers are more fun and challenging, but they bring on more responsibility, Alley said. I made the choice when I was ready. Levi is a Black Angus. Alley has had Levi since the middle of July and paid $600 for him, purchasing him from the Hiers family. By the end of the project, Alley believes he will have spent between $500 and $600 in feed. Levi eats 50 pounds of feed a day, and one bag of feed costs $15. Raising a steer is quite an investment. Levi is the second hardest steer I have had, said Alley. One steer ran me over and almost killed me. By the time fair comes along, Levi has to be over 900 pounds to be eligible for the fair, but now Alley believes he is around 1,500 pounds. The Youth Fair only pays kids for 1,300 pounds, so Levis purchaser will get more than they will actually be paying for. Alley isnt worried though; he believes he will still make a good profit. As an experienced participant, Alley knows what to look for when choosing his steer. I look for good body and bone structure, a flat back, and a wide chest and hips. In addition to getting Levi ready for the ring, Alley will also have to have Levis hair and hooves trimmed. In past years, Alley has done well in show, he placed second in showmanship the past two years, placed first in class, and his first year he won the Weight Gain trophy, which means Alleys steer gained the most weight from the first weigh in till the last weigh than the other steers at the fair. Im most proud of the Weight Gain trophy and my first place in class, Alley said. You may say that it runs in Alleys veins to participate in the Youth Fair, since his mom, aunt, and uncles have, starting back in the early 80s. Alley and his sister, Jana, are the second generation of Southeastern Youth Fair showers in the family. Except for Alleys first year raising a steer, all of his steers have been purchased from and raised in Romeo. Jana, also a junior at DHS, also is raising a steer she got locally from the Fifields. Alleys grandmother, Janey Markham, said: It does kids good to get recognized for doing good things with the fair and learning responsibility. The family tradition will continue on even after Jeffery and Jana graduate. According to Janey Markham, their grandfather, Frank Markham, will probably be involved with the fair for the rest of his life. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 9 000A8NZ 0 0 0 A 5 V I Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care is Now Available in the Convenience of Your Own Neighborhood New Cardiologists in Dunnellon are Accepting New Patients Board Certification Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Nuclear Cardiology Echocardiography Areas of Special Interest Experienced in all phases of Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology Implantable Devices (Pacemakers & AICDs) Congestive Heart Failure Womens Heart Health Lan Luo, MD, FACC will be welcoming new patients at her NEW LOCATION in Dunnellon beginning in January Appointments with Dr. Luo may be scheduled by calling: 352-873-9557 20661 Ned Love Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34431 To learn more about each of our exceptional physicians, visit our website: www.centralfloridaheart.com Residency Internal Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease Tulane University School of Medicine 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) 000ADA5 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. Expires 1/31/12 0 0 0 A D 4 0 It has been three years since you elected me to the Board of Directors for SECO. In the first year I became a Credentialed Cooperative Director and in the second year I became a Board Leadership Director. Thats a lot of training. I have personally helped many of you, or those you know, with problems or situations regarding your SECO membership or account. My first duty is to be an advocate on your behalf. I am proud of these achievements along with my actions on the board to keep our power affordable and reliable. The election will be held February 7th at the Community Center in Rainbow Lakes Estates. Registration and voting begins at 4:30 pm. The business meeting follows at 6:30 pm highlighted with a speech from Jim Duncan, SECOs CEO and is always a highlight of the meeting. Prizes are then awarded! You should have received a meeting notice with detailed instructions and what you need to bring. Look for the BP station with the Kangaroo store on Route 41 at the main entrance, follow Rainbow Lakes Boulevard about 4 miles to the Community Center. I am honored to serve you and please help me to continue to serve you and SECO for another three years. Rob Henion, SECO Trustee District 7 Re-Elect Rob Henion As SECO Trustee District 7 Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center February 7, 2012 Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJeffery Alley shows off the shelves of trophies in his bedroom. ABVOVE: Alley works on selecting a halter rope to work with while training his steer. BELOW: Alley peers around a barn door to check on his steer. FAMILY continued from page 1

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Dunnellon Public Library welcomes new youth librarian We are pleased to welcome a new staff member, Rebecca Melton, to the Dunnellon Public Library. Melton oversees the Youth Services Department, which is responsible for library services to babies, toddlers, children and teens. As a former preschool, primary and secondary level educator, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the library. Get to know her a little better through this Q & A. Q: Where are you originally from? A: I am originally from Maine. I relocated to central Florida more than 10 years ago upon graduating from college. Although I occasionally become homesick for Maine, a viewing of the weather channel reminds me why I moved snow and ice isnt always nice! Q: What is your educational background? A: I have a bachelors degree in exceptional education from the University of Maine at Farmington. I taught public school for three years two as a high school exceptional student education (ESE) teacher and one as a primary school ESE teacher. I also worked for an agency that provided mental health and substance abuse services to children and families in crisis as well as for an agency that provided technical assistance and training to local preschool providers. Q: Which books did you enjoy reading growing up? A: I have always loved to read. The Baxter Memorial Library in Maine was like my second home. My favorite book as a child was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Who doesnt day dream about See LIBRARY page 11 KAREN KOCIEMBA For the Riverland News Students artwork to go on display at judicial complex Romeo Elementary has 25 fifth-grade students who created ceramic tile art last year as fourth graders. These young artists tiles were chosen to be displayed as part of a permanent display at Marion County Judicial Complex. The official opening is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Students whose work will be displayed are: Cielo Palomo-Melendez, Biridiana PerezSanchez, Jon Mims, Samuel Mengual, Austin Davis, Trishell Arledge, Kevin Renzulli, Kaylynn Cannon, Gonzalo Herrera, Julian Tucci, Hunter Crowder, London Sweat, Dale Michaud, Emily Sweat, Kalei Collins, Caitlin Cutshall, Kemdra Ford, Devon Wright, Kaitlyn Jesiolowski, Madyson Black, Jennifer Angelo, Jennifer Quintero, Jacob Harris Yislara Aguirre and Dustin Burchfield. Students were honored on the Romeo Elementary Morning News Show, and received a special invitation to the opening. Mrs. Jo Love, Romeo Art teacher, has expressed pride in her students, but needs recognition also as the coordinator of such an important project. Romeo is proud of the artists and the teacher. If you get the opportunity, pass along your recognition as well. Report cards go home with students Friday, Jan. 27. Next week will feature honor roll recognition on the morning news for students in grades three through five, as well as an A/B ice cream party, and an all A pizza party. Romeo students continue working hard. DMS has busy month of activities slated for February R eport Cards will be issued to Dunnellon Middle School on students Friday, Jan. 27. DMS students will bring home for parents, the February DMS Newsletter (we have a lot to report), February Calendar, Yearbook pre-sale form and the 201112 Parent Survey. On Saturday, Jan. 28, our FBA AllDistrict band musicians, Cloe Botelho (fourth-chair trumpet) and Kevin Starr (third-chair Horn), will conclude the FBA All-District Band rehearsals at Forest High School. We wish our talented young musicians the best of luck. The DMS Percussion Band will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, with Mr. Noell. Band students, who would like additional practice time, please see Mr. Noell to make arrangements. Tuesday, Jan. 31, the boys and girls basketball teams will practice their skill set with Coach Rumsey and Coach Turner from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. February may be a short month, but Dunnellon Middle School students will not be short on activities. Wednesday, Feb. 1, marks the beginning of a busy month. DMS Yearbook Committee will begin the yearbook pre-sale. The pre-sale cost of the yearbook is $25, after that it will be $35. Dedication ads are also available for pre-sale and are a great way to congratulate your student on a job well done! Please make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. DMS FFA will begin its annual Flower sale. Carnations will be $1 and roses will be sold for $2. Delivery will be Friday, Feb. 10, just in time for our Valentines Day dance. Our Student Council members will sell Valentines Day themed stuffed animals through Friday, Feb. 10. S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) will sell candy and crush grams during lunch breaks for delivery Friday, Feb. 10. The basketball teams will continue their practice sessions this week on the following days: The boys basketball team will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Gym. Both the boys and girls basketball teams will practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Gym. We would like to update you on some exciting learning activities our Dunnellon Middle School students enjoyed during January 2012. Mrs. Marcums Health Occupation classes put their first-aid lessons into practice Jan. 4 and 5 when the Health Occupation students staged a disaster where they took turns being either a victim or a first responder. The theme of the disaster this year was an explosion in the Ag Barn, where PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Out-of-area school requests being accepted Parents wishing to enroll their students in public schools outside their zoned attendance areas must apply for student reassignment for the 2012-13 school year by Friday, April 13. Late applications are not eligible and will not be accepted. Applications may be picked up at any public school guidance office or at the Marion County Public Schools District Office, 512 S.E. Third St., Ocala. Most requests will not be processed until this summer. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, contact the Student Reassignment Office at 6717747. Meet the Teacher Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Gina Dickey, left, assistant principal at Dunnellon Elementary School, shares a story with teachers, from front to back, Jennifer Stuart, Kendrin Athaide, Anna Hedrick and Susan Shaw, all of whom are kindergarten teachers, prior to the start of the Meet the Teacher on Jan. 12 at Gruffs Tap & Grille. The event was part of Adopt a Classroom, in which businesses partner with a teacher to help purchase classroom supplies. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kelly Melendez-Ruiz with SunTrust Bank talks with Athaide, a kindergarten teacher, at the Meet the Teacher event. BOTTOM LEFT: Sarah Linn, right, a fourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, shakes hands with Linda Bond, center after meeting with her and her husband, Curt, owners of Curt Bond Signs. Rebecca Melton EDUCATION BRIEFS Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.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 352-671-8686. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. Boys and Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Now is the time to donate for the upcoming tax season. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Cub Scouts Pack 508 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. 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.Young Eagles rally slated Feb. 18The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ocala Airport, 1200 S.W. 60th Ave. Registration is at 8:15, ground school will be at 8:45, a pilot briefing will be at 9:15, followed by flying at 9:30. The event is open to any youth, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, who have not previously flown a Young Eagles flight. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273. Special to the Riverland News See ASHMAN page 11 From staff reports

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the feed, fuel and farm chemicals are stored. The victims suffered from compound fractures, impaled with flying glass shards and first-, secondand third-degree burns. Our first responders set up a temporary triage area in the Health Occupations classroom where the victims were transported. This mock disaster gave our students a hands-on experience from their studies of first aid and CPR. Thank you to the following students, acting as both victims and first responders, who participated in this important lesson: Kayla Mock, Brett Mays, Gariel McMahan, Alicia Whaley, Tyler Lamon, Megan Barde, Alyssa Hamm, Kayla Fultz, Katelyn Filippi, Destinee Cochran, Ruthie Johnson, Jennifer Macedo, Leslie Sanchez, Edyzbelly Flores, Nereida Martinez, Breckell Bowman, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Jenna Bender, Liset Romo, Kasey Bernstein, Cynthia Boley, Elliot Nieves, Tania Ceniceros, Haley Akins, Kelly Haines, Dane Hobbs, Justin Weir, Jos Magana and Raven Howarth. We hope we didnt miss anyone. A special thank you to Mrs. Marcum for this memorable and engaging life lesson. The DMS Tree Council had its first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 5. The Tree Council started the New Year with a pizza and soda party, graciously provided by community members Jeff Morgan, Melanie Wonderley and Billie White. Dustin Morgan, Tree Council president, gave an informative presentation about the English Oak and Swamp Cedar trees he had propagated himself in his small nursery at home. After a few more growing cycles, the trees will be ready to plant. He also brought in a beautiful Ponderosa Lemon tree he cultivated, which will be planted in the DMS courtyard in the spring. As a learning activity, each council member selected a tree of interest to them to research and will prepare a presentation about their tree at the next meeting. During the holidays, the Tree Council received 10 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation. These trees will be planted on the DMS campus and around the community as a beautification project for the Dunnellon community. If you would like to help support the DMS Tree Council by having a tree planted at your home, business or community center, contact Mrs. Cooper. The DMS Tree Council members have an open invitation to any student interested in joining the club. Thank you to Mrs. Cooper for sponsoring the Tree Council Club and Mr. Dustin Morgan for initiating this new club to DMS! The DMS S.A.V.E. Club hosted an after-school meeting Monday, Jan.23, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and his philosophy of nonviolence everywhere, which is the philosophy of all S.A.V.E. Club members. We would like to share with you the following message from the members of the DMS S.A.V.E. Club. In recognition of all the activities and celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday, the one we would like remembered the most is the practice of living nonviolently, every day, and remember that words can incite violence or promote peace and we choose peace. We thank our SAVE Club sponsors, Ms. Wise, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Boutwell for providing guidance and leadership to our young community members. moving to Australia when they have a bad day? Q: Do you have a favorite book series? A: I am an animal lover and own three cats, so one of my favorite children book series is about a Siamese cat named Skippyjon Jones. Skippyjon has an overactive imagination and believes himself to be a Chihuahua dog, one who is always looking for adventure. Q: What would you like readers to know about your work at the Dunnellon Public Library? A: Working as a childrens librarian is my dream job, as it combines the things I am most passionate about childrens education and reading. It is an amazing feeling to help a child choose a book, knowing that you have opened their mind to the power of the printed word! Stop by the library this month and meet Melton. She will gladly recommend a great book to read and give you an update on all the upcoming children and teen events. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon. For more information about librarys Youth Services Department, call 438-2526. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 11 HONOR ROLL Dunnellon High School Second Q uarter Honor Roll Ninth Grade A ll A s : Sean Anderson, Sergio Aponte, Amanda Barney, Stacin Bishop, Christine Calvert, Natalie Davis, Kendal Destin, Mark Dewitz, Carrissa Figueiredo, Jacob Hilliard, Amber Joice, Shannon Jones, Taylor Kouba, Robert Kruger, Olana Osborn, Kayla Reed, Thomas Reilly, Daniel Rivera, Quinn Roosen, Velina Santiago, and Joshua Tricomi A /B : Shelby Barber, Elizanette Bonet Cartagena, Brittany Bryant, Tessa Carnecchia, Sydney Cohen, Kaylanee Crespo, Diaraliz Cruz, Lacy Dufour, Erick Duran, Korine Eugene, Kevin Fagan, Brittany Ford, Mitchell Graham, Justin Hamm, Annie Hannah, Amanda Hargabus, Meghan Jennings, Jademarie Johns, Savannah Joiner, Kaylee Krewson, Dillon Lamb, David Lenowski, Leesha Marlett, Destiny Martinez, Ryan Mills, Jordan Morgan, Tiffany Murry, Marc Navetta, Sierra Oliver, Angel Richardson, Jason Schafer, Kyle Stewart, Elizabeth Trice, Ragan Victor, Carlos Villa-Rodriguez, Martin Walker and Katie Wallace. 10th Grade A ll A s : Chloe Cook, Nicole Dunne, Gabrielle Jones, Niki Leclerc, Joonsung Park, Laura Riley and Ashlee Winn. A /B : Maggie Blauser, Kylie Chapman, Jonathan Coleman, Kristal Eleyet, Matthew Franz, Kerri Frazier, Jason Furino, McKayla Grotte, Kaitlyn Hanley, Courtney Heinritz, Jasleen Herrera Alvarez, Amber Herzog, David Hill, Jaclyn Hooker, Latricia Janicki, Geya Japart, Jessica Jenner, Mary Jokinen, Azalea Kemp, Ashlee Knemeyer, Chloie Kuhlmann, Joshua Lange, Robert Langley, Kelynn Lorigan, Jesse McMahan, Kayla McMann, Matthew Melendez, Kelly Meyer, Heather Muller, Rylie Nonnemacher, Randy Oram, Ashley Paden, Rebecca Perpente, Brandon Peterson, Erica Presson, Ruben Rabadan, Sharda Ram, Lauryn Reddick, Kalyn Rodriguez, Richard Sears, Ashley Sines, Serenity Skillman, Bryce Thalacker, Alexandra Trapp, Angela Tuiyot, Paige Volker, Joshyan Waterman, Jody Weber, Nicklas Weissman and Nia Young. 11th Grade A ll A s : Michael Chung, Cassidy Duff, Danielle Flores, Alexander Gonzalez, Marcus Jennings, Kaila McKee, Ryan Molloy, Amanda Oram, Danielle Prinz and Elizabeth Wright. A /B : Amanda Barber, Meranda Bettis, Christopher Brouillet, Jackson Cannon, Victoria Carter, Jenny Duran, Alexis Ernst, Tatiara Fernandez, Christopher Fortune, Jade Gardner, Eric Goicochea, Jesenia Guillen, Krystal Hernandez, Stanley Hodge, Gavin Honeysette, Jacilyn Indellicati, Tanika Jackson, Brittney LeClair, Nicholas Lorigan, Tia Love, Zachary Matthews, Roni McCoy, Nickeisha McDowell, Joseph Mittasch, Alex Nonnemacher, Omar Novoa, Zahyrimar Otero Diaz, Marykay Quick, Rajendra Ram, Traci Rice, David Roberto, Karla Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez,Robert Rupprecht, Sara Mia Sanchez Perez, Jose Sanchez, Ashley Segarra, Christopher Smith, Denard Smith, Roland Stamm, Emily Tracy, Emmily Valeo, Connor Wentz, Rebecca Wilkerson, Shayla Wright and Sarah Young. 12th Grade A ll A s : Julius Allen, Madrika Allen, Maxwell Atkinson, Brittany Bennett, Zachary Blersch, Haley Fagan, Gage Honeysette, Justine Horn, Essasani Kolack, Brittany Lakhani, Alexandra Love, Tatiana Nales, Jessica Norcross, Amanda Ortman, Brandon Sanchez, Brittany Sereda, Alora Thompson, Irelis Tovar, Johan Waterman and Casey Weber. A /B : Jordan Anderson, Destini Appling-Ettrick, Alger Baker, Anthony Basso, Shaqnique Bennett, Richard Boivin, Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena, James Brown, Alex Bunce, Anthony Burnham, Christopher Butterweck, Alyssa Claffey, Owen Cooper, Natalie Cote, Maria Cruz Abrams, Jayleen Cruz, Brittany Curtis, Matthew Deming, Chelsea Dominey, Jeremy Dominey, Krystalyn Dugan, Heather Durette, Jacob Furr, Austin Gamble, Janee Garrett, Staci Golding, Gissele Guerrero, Abigail Hatfield, Kenton Kruger, Matthew Landsbach, Kirsten Lynn, Madegny Machin, Gabriel Martins, Renee McBride, Jessica McClure, Amberay Molder, Steven Norris-Harden, Lucia Nunez, Mark Opatz, Yeshka Otero Chico, Trevor Phillips, Jordan Polanco, Dandria Ramirez, Brianna Ritli, Devin Rivera, Rafaheal Salgado, Rashida Scantlebury, Laretta Shorts, Zachary Sowell, Courtney Tigg, Dylan Tootle, Madeline Tourne, Tabata Vazquez, Edward Viruet, Dillon Wiggins and Sherrie Williams. 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Osceola Ave. Sponsored by GFWC Womens Club of Inverness Saturday, February 4 9am to 5pm Meet and Mingle with Citrus County Authors Free Buy their books Get autographs Meet Nancy Kennedy Religious Editor Citrus County Chronicle Writing Seminars ** **There will be eight seminars offered during the Festival. A $10 admission fee will entitle bearer to choose from four of the eight seminars, plus attend the Folk Singing entertainment. Admission to any one seminar is $5. Also Florida Folk Singer Carly Bak Noon to 1pm Among her songs: Turner Camp One of the seminars will be on how to get songs published. R e a d e r s A n d W r i t e r s A D a y F o r 000A5UC For more information call 352-634-4216 or visit gfwcwomansclubofinverness.org

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Basso shines at War of the Border All-Star game His statistics might not indicate much, but if you ask A.J. Basso how he felt about his performance in the War of the Border All-Star Football game Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, Ga., his explanation is modest. I felt like I did good, said the 5-foot-9, 190-pound linebacker, who made four tackles, including a key stop on a fourth-and-2. I made a mistake or two, but overall, I think I did well. Basso, a standout linebacker from Dunnellon High School, competed with the best players from the northern and central Florida area as they squared off against the best that southern Georgia had to offer. Overall, the game ended in a 23-all tie, but Basso saw plenty of familiar faces help Team Florida overcome a 23-0 deficit. North Marions Dyvonne McNair picked off a pass at the Georgia 20, got blocks in front of him and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. The ensuing 2-point conversion cut Team Georgias lead to 23-15. And in the fourth quarter, a 4yard touchdown run by Santa Fes Brandon Willis and a twopoint conversion allowed Team Florida to even the score at 2323. Time expired before either team could reach the end zone again. It was a good experience, it was fun, he said of the game. Its something you get to do once in a lifetime. Not a lot of people get that chance. It felt like I was playing on a whole other level with all of the talent there. Basso is now hopeful his performance will land him a scholarship to play college football. He plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy wherever he decides to attend college next fall. Im hoping it made an impression, he said of his performance. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 15: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sam Bass 286, 748; Wes Foley 277, 751; Pam Levert 277, 746; Judy Timmons 265; Bridget Foley 715. Scratch: Sam Bass 277; Wes Foley 268, 724; Mark Smith 734; Dorine Fugere 244, 565; Judy Timmons 224, 563. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Bob Paolillo 251; Lou Metcalfe 235, 645; Jim Abbey 637; Dianna Kirk 253, 659; Jan Miller 248; Linda Sprague 661. Scratch: Ken Sprague 212, 573; Lou Metcalfe 200, 540; Jan Miller 196; Wanda Schroeder 179, 506; Linda Sprague 499. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Ernie Wiemann 246; Jack Connell 237, 661; Jim Sherpey 636; Sharon Hoagland 227, 629; Terry Stinson 226; Wanda Klik 616. Scratch: Murphy Combs 201, 546; Jerry Ness 191, 538; Marylou Halovich 158, 414; Wanda Klik 156, 436; Terry Stinson 158. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Judy Hindbaugh 239,677; Peg Hess 239; Pat Ouellette 236; Peggy Nevels 685. Scratch: Lisa Morgan 168, 454; Pat Ouellette 166; Judy Hindbaugh 455. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 240; Rich Vehrs 233, 624; Rich Soletto 627; Debbe Chung 233; Trina Paliwoda 230; Millie George 230; Ruth An Radford 644; Marie Mooney 640. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 224, 596; John Marcucci 222; Rich Soletto 591; Millie George 192; Bunny Jackson 179; Ruth Anna Radford 482; Mary Skourn 476. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Lenny Oakeson 280; Jerry Thompson 275; Chuck Eyerly 735; Emile Guay 716. Scratch: Brian Carney 247; Lenny Oakeson 244; Tim Lawrence 647; Scott Brown 643. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Sally OHara 254, 673; Missy Knapp 249, 670. Scratch: Missy Knapp 197, 514; Sally OHara 189, 478. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Rocky Sincore 263, 676; John Bahrs 250; Ray Johnson 628; Diane Collier 229, 653; Mary Ellen Craver 228; Janet Murray 472. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 223, 556; John Bahrs 200, 476; Diane Collier 173, 485; Janet Murray 173, 472; Lucille Lalanc 155. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Frank Papa 299, 707; Jim Van Gilder 260; Shorty Williams 699; Pat Combs 264, 716; June Williams 253; Diane Mauck 689. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 236, 617; Frank Papa 231; Jim Van Gilder 539; Kathy Calcagni 188, 476; Pat Combs 170; Betty Rauch 445. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 305, 836; Marvin Brigner 298, 799; Bridget Foley 292, 815; Debbe Chung 290; June Williams 794. Scratch: Marvin Brigner 254, 667; Ted Rafanan 238, 617; Myla Wexler 214, 564; Debbe Chung 195; Maggie Savarese 491. Bowlers of the Week: Pam Levert, 110 pins over her average, and Wes Foley, 94 pins over his average. SPORTS BRIEFS RS Billards Club elects officersThe Rainbow Springs Billard Club had its annual luncheon meeting in December, and elected its new officers for the year. The news officers are: Jim Dollar, president; Del Bachman, vice president; Bob Sepik, secretary; Harry Stumpf, treasurer; George Munzing, Sergeant at Arms; and Richard C. Davis, editor. The club billiard championship competition resulted in member Joe Rinaldi emerging as 2012 champion. The club is available to any member of Rainbow Springs Country Club. For more information, call George Munzing at 489-5864. Golf tourney to benefit Boys & Club ClubThe sixth annual Rotary Club of Ocala Sunset Golf Scramble, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, will at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Entry fee is $125 per player, which includes a deli buffet lunch and complimentary beverages. Proper golf attire is required. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the hole, longest drive and hole-in-one. Sponsorships are also available. For more information about sponsorships or to register for the tournament, contact Nicholas Blaser at 352-427-9804 or email nicholas. blaser@td.com. Tournament to benefit Relay for LifeThe Relay Fore Life Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Crystal River Relay for Life, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Juliette Falls Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes range balls and lunch. The format is a fourperson team scramble. For more information, contact Nick Maltese at 352-464-7511 or email nick.maltese@pgnmail.com or Michele Snellings at 352-6972220 or email michele.snellings@ pgnmail.com. DHS girls soccer season ends PALATKA The Dunnellon High School girls soccer season is over, as the sixth-seeded Lady Tigers lost to thirdseeded North Marion, 6-0, Jan. 17 in the opening round of the district tournament. Overall, Dunnellon finished the season 1-22 with a district record of 011. The Lady Tigers entered the season with a new coach and seven returning starters. The other 11 players had either played soccer for a few years or never at all. Prior to this season, Dunnellon had posted just one victory in the past four years. Izzy Hatfield scored most of the goals for the Lady Tigers this past season, scoring two goals against Williston in Dunnellons lone victory this year. Hatfield played midfield and contributed on both offense and defense. Hatfield has a scholarship to a college in North Carolina to play soccer. Alysha Johnson assisted Hatfield in scoring many of the goals. Johnson also helped on both defense and offense and took most of the throwins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Stephanie Angelo was also an outstanding player coming into the season, playing defense, switching to goalkeeper mid-season, making several dozen saves a game, helping the Lady Tigers. Four players will not return next year, they include seniors Lucia Nunez, Yashka Otero, Maddie Machin and Hatfield, all seniors. Alysha Johnson attempts to keep an opposing player from the ball during regular-season action. Johnson was a pivotal player on both ends of the field this past season. DREW RONDEAU/ For the Riverland News A.J. Basso ON THE PROWL INVERNESS Three Dunnellon High School wrestlers garnered fourth-place finishes Saturday at the Ed Kilpatrick Individual Bracket Tournament at Citrus High School. Brent Quimby (106 pounds), Alex Gonzalez (182 pounds) and Josh Packard (220 pounds) all finished fourth for the Tigers, who totaled 53 points and came in 11th out of 16 teams. Quimby lost to Anthony Artalona of Tampa Bay Christian Academy in the third-place consolation final. He defeated Dominick Telesco of Land OLakes and then lost to Chris Mosher of Citrus, the tournaments eventual runner-up in the quarterfinals. Gonzalez lost to Jason Carr of The Villages in the consolation final. He defeated Jacob McLaughlin of Zephyrhills and Joe Marcano from Tampa Bay Christian in the first two rounds. He lost to Citrus Taylor Jackson, the eventual champion in that division, in the semifinals. Packard lost to Brent Kebby of Bradford Starke in the consolation final. He had beaten Ryan Carlson of Zephyrhills and Javier Martinez of Heritage in the first two rounds, losing to eventual champion Zach Collins from Citrus in the semifinals. All three grapplers earned allcounty honors Jan. 16 at the Marion County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships, finishing third at the event. Quimby, Gonzalez and Packard posted two wins and one loss at the tournament, featuring all Marion County Public Schools. Dunnellon concludes its regular season Saturday at The Villages High School Invitational. The Tigers will then compete at the District 1A-8 Wrestling Championships Saturday, Feb. 4, at Fivay High School. Overall as a team, I feel we are doing as expected considering we are a young group, Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris said. We need to continue to work hard in practice and stay focused. With the realignment of the districts, we have a lot of teams we havent faced this year so Im sure it will be tough. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAlex Gonzalez, bottom, tries to break the grasp of a North Marion opponent during the Tigers Jan. 4 matchup against the Tigers county foes. Gonzalez took fourth Saturday at the Ed Kilpatrick Individual Bracket Tournament at Citrus High School. Prior to that, he finished third in the county wrestling championships. Three Tigers take fourth place at Citrus High tournament JEFF BRYAN Riverland News LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News Race for the Kids slated Saturday, Feb. 11 The 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 1-mile 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. From staff reports JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 22: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Todd Cridland 278; Larry Fritz 278; K.E. Conrad 262; Dennis Iverson 711; Ray Colon 693; Laurie Chrosniak 284, 720; Lori Ciquera 258; Pam Levert 706. Scratch: Todd Cridland 277, 652; Larry Fritz 268; Joe Brooks 651; Lori Ciquera 234, 601; Dorine Fugere 241; Stephanie Flory 581. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Frank Shea 256, 669; Lou Metcalfe 248, 683; Lorraine Guay 251; Bobbie Christensen 247, 649; Elaine Shea 660. Handicap: Ken Sprague 222, 598; Lou Metcalfe 214, 581; Betty Noland 181, 459; Elaine Shea 178, 498; Bobbie Christensen 178. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Bob Becker 255, 691; Bob Mannella 243; Ernie Wiemann 635; Barb Steffen 235, 664; Terry Stinson 231, 634. Scratch: Bob Becker 213, 565; Bob Mannella 209, 529; Barb Steffen 184, 511; Terry Stinson 163; Marylou Halovich 448. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Mar Conklin 257, 727; Myla Wexler 255; Judy Hindbaugh 706. Scratch: Myla Wexler 202, 525; Mar Conklin 182, 502. Late Starters: Handicap: Rich Soletto 246; John Marcucci 243, 647; Marty Suehowicz 665; Betty Chapman 231; Fran Barlow 179, 509; Linda Vehrs 638. Scratch: Rich Soletto 234; John Marcucci 225, 593; Ted Rafanan 608; Linda Vehrs 185, 521; Fran Barlow 179, 509. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Richie Adams 325, 791; Wes Jones 298, 800. Scratch: Richie Adams 286; Joe Barrera 269; Tim Lawrence 760; Marvin Brigner 680. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Maggie Savarese 280, 669; Terri Moorbeck 279, 686. Scratch: Maggie Savarese 234, 531; Terri Moorbeck 224, 521. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ray Johnson 244, 605; Fred Yannotti 229; Mike Bonadonna 595; Dorothy Larson 243; Diane Collier 230, 652; Pat Pulgrano 632. Scratch: Ray Johnson 187; Fred Yannotti 180; Dave Messenger 453; Mike Bonadonna 448; Diane Collier 176, 490; Dorothy Larson 160; Pat Stoner 423. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Murphy Combs 278, 775; Chuck Hindbaugh 272, 774; Betty Wood 273; Pat Combs 271, 744; Carolyn Handley 719. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 225; Chuck Hindbaugh 223, 627; Murphy Combs 604; Betty Wood 188; Kathy Calcagni 186, 493; Judy Hindbaugh 493. Parkview Owls: Handicap: K.E. Conrad 323; Wes Foley 310, 815; Ted Rafanan 310; Marvin Brigner 803; June Williams 298, 821; Dorine Fugere 283; Myla Wexler 283; Sue Chavez 819. Scratch: Wes Foley 269, 692; K.E. Conrad 267; Ted Rafanan 267; Marvin Brigner 674; Dorine Fugere 217; Myla Wexler 214, 576; Sue Chavez 546. Bowlers of the Week: June Williams, 101 pins over her average, and Wes Jones, 125 pins over his average. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 13 0 0 0 A 8 X Z 0009I5C Singing the hits of the s and s including Lola and the Saints songs from their new CD Embraceable You Tickets are available at: TSIC Office, CCSO Operations Center, Inverness, CCSO Emergency Operations Center, Lecanto, & Havana House Restaurant, Lecanto. Tickets will also be available at the door. Music Fun BOWLING SCORES DHS cheerleaders miss top 3 finish in county SPARR Its funny to think that after months of practicing, two and a half minutes can make or break your whole season. But knowing this, Dunnellon High Schools competitive cheerleading squad knew that they would have to give their all during their performance Jan. 21 at the Marion County Cheerleading Competition at North Marion High School. In the varsity division, Dunnellon competed against teams from Belleview, Forest, Lake Weir, Vanguard and West Port. The past week for Dunnellons squad was a rough one, having lost one member from a broken ankle, another from a family crisis, and absentees at practice through out the week. However, the team managed to come together Saturday to compete for the title of the best in the county. After drawing to compete fourth out of the six teams, Dunnellons energy was high. I wanted them to entertain the crowd and make it look like they were having the time of their lives, Mary Katherine Boss, cheerleading coach, said. More than anything, I wanted our girls to have fun. When it was time to perform Dunnellon was able to hit all its beginning stunts and keep its dances sharp. The cheer team had the support of cheerleaders friends and family. Besides minor counting errors, the teams only bump in the road came in the ending pyramid, which it didnt hit. In my opinion, we gave it our all, said veteran cheerleader Brittany Sereda. We werent there to prove to others that we were good; we were there to prove it to ourselves, and we did. But once scores were tallied, Dunnellon didnt score high enough to place third or higher. Vanguard was first, Forest second and Belleview High third. As Dunnellons team left the field, all heads were held high. My philosophy in sports is, its not all about winning, just be sure youre having fun, said senior Anna Zarkowski. Dunnellons final two competitions will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at a head-to-head event at Lake Weir High School. The team will compete at the state championships Thursday, Feb. 2, in Kissimmee. The time for the meet has not been announced. The Dunnellon High School competitive cheerleading squad performs during a competition last Friday against West Port High School, a warm-up event prior to Saturdays countywide championships at North Marion High School.DREW RONDEAU For the Riverland News LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News SEND US YOUR NEWSSubmit community announcements and photos to editor@riverlandnews.com. Make sure to include a contact name and number.

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Honoring a legend Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsMarchers make their way south along U.S. 41 during a citywide tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, a s residents of the community gathered to honor the slain Civil Rights activiest with a daylong celebration that concluded at Ernie Mills Park. ABOVE: Merial Mills, left, Sherea Mosley and Victoria Wilson sing along with the crowd as the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was in full swing with prayers and songs. BELOW: Raymond Dunbar, background, and Kamarcus Brooks place their hands over their hearts during the reciting of the Negro National Anthem. ABOVE: Chris Fortune leads the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC Color Guard during the presenation of the colors at the event. BELOW: Yolanda Brewer sings to her son, Jordan Johnson, as the crowd crooned several verses of We Shall Overcome.

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Get your engines revving for a good cause as the inaugural city of Williston Wings and Wheels flyin and car show zips into town Saturday, March 3. The event is a fundraiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC). The day starts at the Williston Municipal Airport with a fly-in. All pilots who want to show off their aircraft are encouraged to attend, said Dennis Strow, one of the event organizers. If you like having your feet on the ground, bring your classic car and showcase your pride and joy, alongside the aircraft. At around 3 p.m., with a police escort, the cars will make their way into town in a motorcade and will end at Heritage Park where they will be on display for the next five hours. At the park, visitors will be able to shop or visit at booths, all owned or operated by Williston merchants or members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce. That night, sway to the tunes of Old Skool, an area band that plays a good mix of most everything. This is about showing off Williston, Strow said. It will raise money for LARC and promote the town. This is Hometown USA and Williston is the best kept secret around. The event, held rain or shine, should draw in car owners for miles, Strow said. There is no cost to participate at the park, he said. There is a $5 fee for the escorted cruise through town. Anyone wanting to have a booth at Heritage Park should contact the chamber at 5285552. Registration for the car show is $15 by Feb. 22. Make checks payable to LARC and send to WPD, Attn: Car Show, 5 S.W. 1st Ave., Williston, FL, 32696. Carolyn Ten Broeck is the editor at the Williston Pioneer. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 15 000AD4C 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 000A8Z3 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000AD4S Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Special to the Riverland NewsRiver Run Wellness at 20023 E. Pennsylvania Ave., left side, next to Dunnellon Laundromat, recently had its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerece. Residents of Florida can ring in the New Year by receiving five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. These small flowering trees will provide any landscape in Florida with a splash of color for much of the year, from pink and red flowers in the spring, to green in the summer to red, orange, and yellow in the autumn, said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postage paid between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6-to 12inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to the Foundations colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to 5 CRAPEMYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31. Florida residents can also join online at arborday.org/january. Join Arbor Day Foundation for free trees Ribbon-cutting Wings and Wheels CAROLYN TEN BROECK For the Riverland News Fly-in and car show

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES T wo of the most popular New Years resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break or looking for an excuse to cheat. But kick off does not have to be a signal to punt your healthy-eating habits. Registered dietitian Jodie Shield knows it can be a struggle to celebrate and stay healthy. Shes put together some win-win tips and recipes healthy and delicious that are sure to keep fans cheering for more: Know your game plan. If youre the home team (i.e. the party host), you get to call the plays. Serve entrees that are lean and festive, such as Touchdown Turkey Chili. Or prepare a thin whole wheat crust pizza using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and lots of sliced veggies. Offer a starting line-up of healthier appe tizers. Whip some traditional game day favorites into shape. Instead of nachos, serve baked chips with salsa. Pass on the salt and butter and sprinkle a dash of Parmesan cheese over popcorn. Forget the fried chicken wings and serve baked chicken tenders seasoned with Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Think fresh. Skip the super subs and set up a sandwich bar with lean deli meats such as turkey breast and ham, low-fat cheese slices and prepped veggies like sliced tomato and shredded lettuce and low-fat toppings. Pass on super big portions. No matter what foods are served, remember you dont have to eat the whole thing. Grab a small plate and load half of it up with fresh veggies and baked chips. Get in on the action. During halftime, grab your guests and head outdoors for a quick game of touch football. You can always record the commercials so you dont miss out. 7 Layer Fiesta Ranch DipPrep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 10 (1/4 cup) servings 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup guacamole 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 green onions, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) 1.Spread each of the ingredients in the order listed over a 9-inch serving platter or pie dish. 2.Chill for an hour and serve. Enjoy a game-day party and keep your resolutions on track Play Good Defense and Substitute The best way to tackle those creamy, high-calorie dips is to make smart substitutions. Here are a few options to help you get started: Instead of: Use: Guacamole Salsa PestoChopped tomatoes and basil Sour creamPlain fat-free yogurt Cheese Reduced-fat cheese CreamFat-free evaporated milk Hold That Line Hummus DipNo need to pass on fabulous dips to main tain your diet, said Shield. Thanks to the protein and fiber in chickpeas, hummus is light, yet heart-healthy enough to satisfy hungry sports fans. Try this easy recipe for happy game day guests. Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 8 (1/4 cup) servings 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash of paprika for garnish 1.In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, salad dressing and sea soning mix and water until very smooth, about 3 minutes. 2.Add tahini paste and process an additional 2 minutes. 3.Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl. 4.Sprinkle top with paprika. For more recipes and tips, visit www.hiddenvalley.com.Touchdown Turkey ChiliPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: High heat cooks for 4 hours; Low heat cooks for 8 hours Makes: 8 (1 cup) servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 can (6 ounces) reduced sodium tomato paste 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low sodium tomato juice 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1.Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over mediumhigh heat. 2.Add onions and bell pepper and saut until crisptender, about 5 minutes. 3.Remove and place in slow cooker. 4.Add ground turkey breast to the same pan and cook until crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 5.Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. 6.Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 1/2 minutes Makes: 6 (2 cup) servings 1 bag (3 ounces) reduced-fat, low sodium butter-flavored microwave popcorn 1/4 pack (0.25 ounces) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1.Pop popcorn according to package directions. Immediately open the bag and pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl. 2.Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil mister, toss with salad dressing and seasoning mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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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 through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702. Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club No. 665 will host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner, will be the guest speaker. Following the meeting, there will be a buffet lunch. Cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352-8549612. Peripheral Neuropathy group meetsThe Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 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.Boy Scout Troop 462 to host spaghetti dinner Boy Scout Troop 462 will host its 15th annual spaghetti dinner as well as a silent and Chinese auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. Donation is $6 per person at the door; $5 per person for presale tickets. For more information, call Anita Black at 352-427-4034. Friends of the Library to meet Feb. 7The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Library Meeting Room. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 4382520. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 17 000A68I 000ADGH 2011 2011 2011 2011 Beyond Carpet Cleaning is Air Duct Cleaning Citrus 726-4646 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Marion 622-5885 0 0 0 A 6 4 X SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! Its fast, easy and secure. www.riverlandnews.com 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 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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According to history excerpts from Matt Grills, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: the Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, the Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). Around 12:55 a.m., a German U-boat fired a torpedo that struck Dorchesters starboard side, below the water line and near the engine room. The explosion instantly killed 100 men and knocked out power and radio communication with Dorchesters three escort ships. Within 20 minutes, the transport sank and more than 670 men died. As soldiers rushed to lifeboats, the four chaplains spread out, comforting the wounded and directing others to safety. One survivor, Private William Bednar, later said, I could hear men crying, pleading, and praying. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another survivor, John Ladd, watched the chaplains distribute life jackets, and when they ran out, they removed theirs and gave them to four young men. It was the finest thing I have seen, or hope to see, this side of heaven, he recalled. As Dorchester sank, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, and in 1948, Congress declared Feb. 3 to be Four Chaplains Day. The four chaplains were also honored with a U.S. postage stamp that year, according to history excerpts. Riverland News Riverland News file photoRabbi Ephraim Rubinger sings God Bless America while looking at the American flag during American Legion Walls Rives Post 58s Four Chaplains observance ceremony last year. This years ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Oh, what a chill!18 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 Photos by Jeff Bryan/Riverland NewsAdam Robinson charges his way into the wave pool Saturday at Seaworld Aqatica Park in Orlando as other members of the Polar Pig s, Piggy Bankers and the Dunnellon Moose Lodge follow his lead during the third annual Polar Plunge. Team members from the Dunnellon Moose Lodge who participate in the third annual Polar Plunge included: Robin Mays, Cathy Beardsley, Darlene Morgan, Tom Tiny Morgan and Artie Klepp. The Moose members plunged with other Moose from the Central Florida region. ABOVE: Darlene Parker squeals with excitement after winning the Best Costume contest at the event. BELOW: Michelle Leonard, center, cringes as shes splashed with a blast of chilly water as she exits the wave pool with Lt. Sue Webb, left, and Officer Carolina Rolfes. ABOVE: Alexis Williams dances with one of the many Special Olympic athletes on hand for the third annual Polar Plunge. BELOW: Officer Shane Yox exchanges a pair of high fives with an athlete during pre-plunge activities. ORLANDO The weather outside was delightful, but the chill of the water was oh so frightful, as the Polar Pigs and the Piggy Bankers, with the surprising addition of five members of the Dunnellon Moose Lodge, made their way into the crisp 65-degree wave pool Saturday during the third annual Polar Plunge, a Special Olympics fundraiser, at Seaworld Aquatica. More than 700 people participated in the event, raising more than $180,000, with fundraising slated to end this Saturday. Last years event raised slightly more than $190,000. The weather for this years plunge was sunny and in the 80s, nothing compared to the stiff, cold winds and temperatures in the 50s. Saturdays weather was picturesque for a Florida winter. Its our biggest crowd yet, Sherry Wheelock, chairwoman of Special Olympics Florida, said. The weather is beautiful, theres a lot of people here and theres a lot of excitement. We couldnt ask for a better day; its a very Florida kind of Polar Plunge. The Polar Pigs from Dunnellon Police Department and the Piggy Bankers from Cadence Bank raised more than $4,000 this year, placing them in the top 10 in the state. A year ago, they raised less than $2,000 the first time participating in the event. In addition to finishing in the top 10, Darlene Parker won the coveted Best Costume Contest. Dressed in a pig suit, she made it through three rounds of judging by the crowd. Complied by Jeff Bryan, Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 19 0 0 0 A D E B Chamber Award Winners Photos by Dick Morton, Special to the Riverland NewsThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon, represented by Don Fineout, left, and the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon, represented by Chet Garron, right, are presented with the Community Service Award by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. City Manger Lisa Algiere, left, and Mayor Fred Ward, right accept the Business Beautification Award presented to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cheryl Stanley of Dunnellon Chiropractic, left, received the Director of the Year award from Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Valerie Levy, left, current president of the Chamber of Commerce, presents Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber, with the Past Presidents Award. Jeff Bryan, left, editor, Riverland News, is presented with the Chamber Booster Award by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce. Dennis Evans, city councilman, left, is congratulated by Matthew Baillargeon, outgoing president of the Chamber of Commerce, for receiving the Making a Difference Award. the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon. It was tough to choose between the two because of all they do, Baillargeon said, noting both originations were well deserving of the honor. Community Youth Service Award Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC. They were out in force throughout many of our events, cleaning up trash or doing other stuff we needed them to do. They were out all day long without even being asked, Baillargeon explained. Community Involvement Award Dunnellon Police Department. They are very, very involved in the community, Baillargeon said. They do a tremendous job. I think their Kiss the Pig booth at Boomtown Days really did it for me. Business Beautification Award Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. City Manager Lisa Algiere and Mayor Fred Ward accepted the award. Mayor Ward in turn applauded the efforts of Algiere. Shes done more for economic development in this town than anyone, he explained. Service Above Self Dane Myers. He does so much, Baillargeon explained. He does it all. Making a Difference Award Dennis Evans, city councilman. Ive been watching him for a long time, Baillargeon said. Ive learned a lot from him. He has a tremendous love for the city. Presidents Award Martha Vaughn, chairwoman of Jazz Up Dunnellon. She has done a wonderful job of taking that task on, Baillargeon said. Heritage Award Rainbow Springs State Park. This was a no brainer, Baillargeon said. Who else does the job they do of promoting the communitys history and heritage? Director of the Year Dr. Cheryl Stanley of Dunnellon Chiropractic. Chamber Booster Jeff Bryan, editor, Riverland News. CHAMB ER continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBrook Bello, left, serves rice to Don Fineout as guests enjoyed a catered dinner from Gruffs.

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I t was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to do. As I suffused my weary body into my La-Z-Boy chair, I knew I was tired but I could not figure out what I had done during the week to make me this tired. After all, it did not seem like I had accomplished anything of significance this week. I was trying to do something, of course, but I had absolutely nothing to show for it. What was I trying to do this past week? A verse of Scripture began haunting me as I thought about this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). What was I supposed to doeth that I did not get around to doething? Of course, there was that funeral I had this past week. Unfortunately, I opened my book to the wrong page and began the funeral by saying, Dearly beloved we are gathered together here to unite these two in holy matrimony. Holy macaroni! What a difference the wrong page makes. At least I was not officiating at a wedding and said, Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt. Although, to be honest about it, I have had some weddings where I thought that phrase fit. I was tempted, only for a moment, to query the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage but I feared she would tell me. There is something to say about mystery. Nothing is more mysterious than the feminine side of the marriage equation. Odd isnt it, that the marriage equation is not always even. As I reflected upon my week past, I duly noted the activities that occupied most of my week. Apart from the funeral, I had several hospital visits to make. As is usually the case, people conspire to go to the hospital at the same time but never at the same hospital. One even went out of town to go to a hospital. Other visits were made and other activities attended. Certain deadlines were staring me in the face and I stared right back at them defiantly. I am not sure who won. Services and Bible studies needed to be prepared which can take up a lot of time. Then, dont you know it; my truck is always out of gas when I am in a hurry. I suppose I could fill my tank up when it got down to a certain level, but where would the fun be in that? Nothing compares to the adrenaline of being in a hurry and late for an appointment and then running out of gas. Do not get me wrong here. It is not that I do not enjoy giving my wife a call on the cell phone when stranded along the side of the road. It is the highlight of the stranded experience. Usually, her response to my phone call is what stresses me out. What, she declares in that sarcastic tone of hers, have you run out of gas again? It is her theatrical use of the word again that I believe could easily earn her an Oscar. I once presented her with an Oscar Meyer wiener, but she did not enjoy the joke. Personally, I thought it was a great joke and I really did not appreciate her reaction. Needless to say, I have not repeated that sin, although temptation is what it is. I suppose I did do things and accomplished something this past week, but it really does not explain why I am as tired as I am tonight. I can remember there was a time that I did not even know Patricia Ann Miller Ermatinger, 86Patricia Ann Miller Ermatinger, Jan. 26, 1925Jan. 18, 2012, lived her dash to the fullest. Two weeks ago she told us I love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and I want to be with Henry. God granted her request peacefully, surrounded by the family she loved so much. In their own words, She was packed and ready to go!; Mom, you were an amazing person and a great friend. Ill miss your sweet soul; To the strongest, classiest woman Ive ever known. Shes always had a direct line to the Lord. Wink, wink Mom!; To the woman who taught me what life is really about; You are such a sweet lady, Mamaw, with so much love; ,2,3, forever more and then some-see you soon!; Heavens newest angel, youll live forever in our hearts! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rainbow River Conservation, Inc., P.O. Box 729, Dunnellon, FL 34430. Celebration of her life to be announced. Charles Gaffney Jr., 78Charles Clayton Gaffney Jr., 78, Dunnellon, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Survivors include his wife, Lillie; children, Richard (Debbie) Gaffney and Brenda (Jason) Brickett, all of Vero Beach; Teresa (Ronald) Bearden, Preston, Ga.; Deborah (Carl) Counterman of Ft. Pierce and James Gaffney of Dunnellon. Burial was in Green Pond Cemetery, Clermont. Becker Funeral Home, 806 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont, provided information. Donald Edward Daniels, 80Donald Edward Daniels, 80 of Dunnellon died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Janet; sons, Sean and (Jian) Daniels, Timothy and (Mary) Daniels; daughters, Regan and (Aaron) Shepley, and Patricia and (James) Singleton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 1 p.m. at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 21 Attend the worship service of your choice 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 000A1LT The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000A1L1 MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 000A6V0 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 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 000A1LJ 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 000A6QX 000AD4V I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. Thats when you can count on State Farm Gigi Hunter Ins Agcy Inc Gigi Hunter, Agent 20460 E Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Bus: 352-489-8900 www.gigihunterinsurance.com State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1101198 000A1LP 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 000A1KX Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 000A1L8 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 000A1LC RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AB1A First Congregational United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 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 000A1M1 0009R66 000A6Q9 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 NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I 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 OBITUARIES Patricia Ermatinger Trying to go somewhere, pastor ended up nowhere Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 22 Out to Pastor

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Church to host Meet Your Brain!St. John the Baptist Catholic Community Church will host a workshop titled, Meet Your Brain! A look at adolescent brain development. The workshop will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in Father Stegeman Hall. The church is at 7525 S. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. The workshop is for adults, teens and tweens and will address the subject of adolescent brain development and give helpful insights into risk behaviors. Marie Gallo-Lethcoe, the guest speaker, is a teacher at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach. The public is welcome. For more information, call Claire Hamilton at 489-3166. Sons of the Father to perform at North OakThe Sons of the Father will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at North Oak Baptist Church on Sunday. The community is invited. North Oak Baptist Church is at the intersection of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-1688.Church to host Chinese auctionThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Chinese Auction from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Father Stegeman Hall at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East. Drawing for the items will begin at 1. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. For more information call Pat at 489-1984.Mens Club to host Valentines Day danceThe Mens Club of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Valentines Day Dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the church hall at 7525 S.W. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Admission price is $7.50 per person and includes dinner. Tickets are available in the church office. For more information, call John at 489-5678, or email at 489-4070. Reasons for Hope founder to speak at churchCarl Kerby, founder of Reasons for Hope, will visit First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40 Dunnellon, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the sanctuary. Dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a question and answer period. A love offering will be received. For more information, call John 489-9371. Gospel musical showcase slated Feb. 18The Second Bethlehem Baptist Association Young Womens Component will host a Gospel Musical Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Christian Education Center at the United Theological Seminary at 1105 N.W. Fourth St., Ocala. Sister Shawana Vickers, founder of More Than Enough Women Ministry, will be the Mistress of Ceremony. Special guests include the Spiritual Harmonizers; Brother Jonaphan Vickers, recording artist Minster Lantae Thomas, Young Ladies of Praise, Women of Worship Choir, Kim Lewis, Marjorie Martin and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-426-8274.Congregation Beth Israel to host game night Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will host game night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200, Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other fare. Bring your own board games. Cost is $6 per person. RSVP by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or email thegottfrieds@aol.com. Lutheran church to mark Lenten SeasonJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a Pancake Supper in Swenson Hall. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. A freewill offering will be taken. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, worship service will be at 6:45 pm. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 pm. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. For more information, call the church office at 352854-4509, ext 221. Church to host annual flea marketDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. The church is at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets in the Historic District. For more information, call the church office at 489-2682. Church to host monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon hosts a fish fry the first Friday monthly. Cost is $7 for adults; students and children are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is in the church pavilion. 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, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. 22 Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 000AE9O Granite Countertop Coatings Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 4 8 9 5 0 9 8 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000A1OL 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Winter Special Will waive service call with repairs. Offering freeze protection for your irrigation system and backflow preventor. 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I have come to that point in life where being young is a fond fading memory. As this bit of information began marinating in my cranium, it had a very comforting effect. Up to this point, I had been worrying about the fact that I was tired and I could not link that condition with any specific activity. As is usually the case, there are good sound reasons for everything. I began to look at my tired condition in a completely different light. I have earned my being tired. It is something I have worked for all my life. Now, here it is. I am now collecting those wonderful dividends from all that activity of the past. As I thought about this, a marvelous verse of Scripture came to my mind. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29 KJV). Being tired is the crown of a lifetime of activity.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 21 Church briefs

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 26, 2012 23 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Meeting Notices 219-0126 RIV 2/1 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The meeting will begin at 9:00a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 877-336-5437 or 352-563-9939, ext. 262 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Jan. 26, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 221-0126 RIV2/6 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of 222-0126 RIV2/9 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/09/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNDM19W8YB167636 2000 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13W9T2250450 1996 CHEVROLET NOVIN0200766123 2007 HOMEMADE Jan. 26, 2012. Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/06/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G4CU5214W4635577 1998 BUICK 2MELM74W1TX619929 1996 MERCURY Jan. 26, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 210-0126 RIVVs. Sylvia, Robert A. 2011-2310-CA O Notice of Action.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-2310-CA O EDWARD E. TELLE, Plaintiff vs. ROBERT A SYLVIA, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ROBERT A SYLVIA last known address 127 Alsada Rd., Swansea, MA 02777 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of a mortgage, has been filed against the following property located Marion County Florida; 10081 SW 97th Ave., Ocala, FL 34481 Lot 2, Block N, PINE RUN ESTATES III, as per the plat thereof in Plat Book W, Pages 1 and 2, of the Public Records of Marion County Florida Parcel ID 35323-014-02 and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs Attorney LORENZO RAMUNNO, ESQ., whose address is 7500 S.W. 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, Florida 34476 on or before 30 days after the first publication of the notice and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before or after service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint for Foreclosure. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476. Dated: December 30, 2011 DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT By: /s/ N. Hernandez, Deputy Clerk January 12, 19 and 26, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 215-0126 RIVDAngelo, Benjamin T. 2011-CP-1503-F Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1503-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF BENJAMIN T. DANGELO A/K/A BENJAMIN A. DANGELO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BENJAMIN T. DANGELO a/k/a BENJAMIN A. DANGELO, deceased, whose date of death was October 4, 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 January 19, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael DAngelo 328 SW 3rd St., Unit 205, Cape Coral, Florida 33991 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 Attorney for Michael DAngelo 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 January 19 and 26, 2012. 217-0126 RIVGiese, Emil A. 2011 CP 1458 (F) Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2011 CP 1458 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE, deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 332-18-7330, File Number 2011 CP 1458 (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. 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 January 19, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ MARK E. GIESE Personal Representative of the Estate of EMIL A. GIESE a/k/a EMIL ALBERT GIESE 218-0126 RIV Trantham, James H. 2010-CP-786 (B) Notice of Administration PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2010-CP-786 (B) Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES H. TRANTHAM Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of James H. Trantham, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, file number 2010-CP-786 (B). The estate is testate and the date of the decedents Will is November 27, 2001. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the Will or Codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the survivng spouse entitled to an elective share under Section 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents date. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Personal Representative: Gladys B. Trantham 6373 SW 117th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kellean K. Truesdell, Florida Bar No. 0935360 Attorney for Gladys B. Trantham Law Firm of Kellean K. Truesdell, P.A. 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34482 Telephone: 352-873-4141 Fax: 352-873-4855 E-Mail: lawfirm@truesdell.net January 19 and 26, 2012. 223-0202 RIVRivera, Ruth N. 2011-CP-1490-F Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1490-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH N. RIVERA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH N. RIVERA, deceased, whose date of death was October 25, 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 January 26, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Emma Cecilia Salazar Velasco Lomas de Monteserrin Clleb e 16 296, Quito, Equador Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 January 26 and February 2, 2012. 224-0202 RIVFusco, Rose A. 2011-CP-1520 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1520 (F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSE A. FUSCO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSE A. FUSCO, deceased, whose date of death was July 2, 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 January 26, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael J. 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Victor Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes FOR SALE OR LEASE2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Homosassa Homes Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Recreation Vehicles 2009 DODGE RAM 3500 quad cab, terbo deisel, loaded 27K mi. still in warr. $30,000 obo (419) 307-8954, ALSO 2010 MONTANAMountaineer 5th wheel 36ft., 3 slides, great rm. layout, like new $32,500 obo Downsizing (419) 307-8954 Infinity 99 M/Home by 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not .Titled,no title, no problem. Paying up to$25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW 19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th 1-800-438-8559 Boats Affordable Mobilemechanical, electrical fiberglass OB/IO/IB. WE BUY BOATS 711 NE 6th Av Cry Riv 352-795-5455 Call Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 Place Your Classified Ad In RIVERLAND NEWS Care For the Elderly Are you in need of a Home Companion/ Personal Assistant to help with your everyday needs? Available full or part time Call Cindy at Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. (352)208-0802 to schedule an appointment Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Tree Service T & T Tree ServiceWe Blow Away High Prices! Free Estimates! 352-362-3610

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