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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, February 9, 2012Vol 30 No. 16 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Relay For Life seeks teams for eventRelay For Life Dunnellon will have a team party at 6:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Teams are being sought for this years Relay, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, to noon Saturday, April 7. The theme for this years Relay is Colors of Hope. Each team can represent whatever type of cancer by the color they choose. There is no limit to the amount of people that can be on a team. For more information about forming a team for Relay for Life, contact Tammy Myers at 465-8510 or tmyers@ dunnellonpd.org. Friends of the Library to host book sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a Valentines Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, to Friday, Feb. 17. The store is inside the library at 20351 Robinson Road. All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, call 438-4520. 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; takeout is available. For more information about the event, call Nancy Homadue, Worthy Matron, at 489-2130 or Joan Cothern, secretary, at 465-0782.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Residents pledge Greenlight boycott One Rainbow Springs resident vowed a boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications because of the 25 percent surcharge imposed by the City Council on those who are now customers of the city-owned utility. Lynn Black and his neighbors throughout the community are making that vow a promise. On Monday, Black, a longtime resident of Rainbow Springs, delivered a certified note to city officials, stating as of Monday, 1,063 individuals have signed a petition to boycott the citys $7.3-million fiber to the home utility. The results of the pledge/survey indicate 100 percent of the respondents favor a total boycott of Greenlight Communications, Black wrote. The response is overwhelming and more pledges are arriving daily. Black wrote to officials that the 25 percent surcharge on water/sewer rates to the residents must be corrected immediately before more damage occurs, he explained. Lets work together to turn a lose/lose situation to a win/win situation for both communities. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News More than 1,000 Rainbow Springs households sign petition Sheriff: Twins steal dead mans Jeep Butch Fowler faces 3 charges A pair of 30-year-old identical twin brothers have been charged with grand theft auto after stealing a Jeep from a man who died more than two years ago, a Marion County Sheriff's Office report stated. According to the report, Butch Allen Fowler and Brett Lee Fowler, both of Dunnellon, were charged with grand theft auto Feb. 1 and booked into the Marion County Jail. Butch Fowler also faces additional charges of dealing in stolen property and falsification of ownership to a secondhand metals dealer. According to the report, Ronald Crosby discovered a 1994 Jeep had been stolen Jan. 22 from the 4500 block of Southwest 194th Avenue. The vehicle had been registered to Brian J. Przasnyski, who died in December 2009; therefore, the report stated, the victim in this case is the estate of Brian J. Przasnyski. The listed property was willed to Przasnyski's daughter, Amy. However, Amy Przasnyski lives in Connecticut and has not filed with the Probate Court to date. The report stated the listed vehicle was last seen at the listed property Jan. 21 by Dorothy Gorenski, a neighbor. Przasnyski's brother, Mark, daughter, Amy, mother, Jean Selim, and ex-wife, Kathryn Marchand, had all been contacted and none had given permission for anyone to remove the vehicle from the property. According to the report, at about 4:24 p.m. Jan. 23, Butch Fowler took the vehicle to the Trade Mark Metals Recycling (TMR) Shredder Facility at 1854 N.W. 31st St., Ocala. A scale operator at TMR advised that he identified Butch Fowler by his Florida picture ID. The operator, according to the report, advised authorities that the defendant's twin brother, Brett, was standing by his brother, Butch, when he sold the vehicle to TMR. The report stated the operator also witnessed Butch Fowler sign the derelict vehicle title application and place his fingerprint on that form. Butch Fowler was also paid $397.50 for the victim's vehicle. Authorities took the original form and had it examined, the report stated, and confirmed the fingerprint on that form matched that of Butch Fowler, who was not authorized to take, move, sell or recycle the vehicle. On Feb. 1, Butch and Brett Fowler were located at 3500 S.W. 181st Court by law enforcement officials and were transported to the Dunnellon District Office. Post Miranda, Butch Fowler stated he knew nothing and declined to make any statements. Brett Fowler stated he knew nothing and denied any wrongdoing. As of press time Tuesday, both remained in the Marion County Jail. Butch Fowlers bond was set at $20,000. Brett Fowlers bond was set at $7,500. Wild kingdom Editors Note: The Southeastern Youth Fair 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. Leading up to the SEYF, the Riverland News will highlight youths participating in the event. B rittany Landers likes to go big or go home, especially when it comes to the Southeastern Youth Fair. Landers, 17, keeps busy throughout the year, but this time of the year is busiest as she prepares to show six, yes six, animals in the SEYF. The Dunnellon High School junior will take a lamb, a hog, a rabbit and three dogs to the SEYF, which is 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. Landers followed her older brothers footsteps to the Southeastern Youth Fair, but to much more of an extent. Her brother did not spend as many years or enter as many animals at once. When she was old enough, 7, she entered the Watch Me Grow exhibit. She began showing animals the minute she came of age, at 8. Last year, Landers won in the dog show Butch Fowler Brett Fowler JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrittany Landers, a junior at Dunnellon High School, will be busy during the Southeastern Youth Fair. The 17-year-old will show a lamb, her rabbit, above, a hog, below, and three dogs, for a total of six animals, in the annual countywide event. Landers to show six animals in annual youth fair LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News See KINGDOM page 22 Landers keeps an eye on her hog while it approaches the end of its pen. This will be her ninth year showing a hog in the SEYF. See PLEDGE page 3
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That wasnt all Black told city officials either. Billboards have been prepared for Rte. 41 North and South between Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs, he explained. A vinyl wrap design will be used as an overlay on existing signs to ensure maximum exposure. Black wrote the primary reason many of the retirees in Rainbow Springs relocated to this area, was because of the friendly, small-town atmosphere. Recent actions by City Council have set our two communities on a collision course, he explained. If allowed to continue, Dunnellon will suffer irreparable harm. Do not think that our corporate skills have disappeared because we retired. We will do whatever is necessary to protect our citizens. Black said he expects an answer from city officials by Friday, Feb. 10. If I dont hear from City Hall, I will assume that you have chosen the collision course, he stated. We will then execute step two, the billboards. aBlack did extend an apology to businesses caught in the middle of the situation. Some of the residents have stated they wont spend another nickel in Dunnellon, he wrote. Hopefully, we can repair the damage that has already been done. The merchants are caught in the middle. City Manager Lisa Algiere confirmed receipt of the letter Monday. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. today 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 p.m., followed by an hour long presentation at 6. The presentation video is available online at www.us41marion.com or www.cflroads.com, click on Future Projects, then Marion and finally on 238648-1 S.R. 45). An FDOT spokesperson said data will be available for the general public to review prior to the actual presentation. The spokesperson added officials will field questions from the audience about the project, as time permits. 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. Obtaining funding, an FDOT spokesperson said, depends on if money is available in the state budget. For more information, contact Kathleen Enot, FDOT District 5, at 386943-5149 or email kath firstname.lastname@example.org or Tanya Kristoff at 904256-2326 or email tanya.kristoff@rsandh. com. 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CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 Dunnellon man, 22, charged with burglary, petit theft When Ashley Flick arrived early Monday morning with her boyfriend at her home along Chestnut Street, she was in complete shock when see saw the door to car wide open and the lights in the inside of the vehicle on. She was even more dismayed when she saw the suspect was still in the car and realized who it was. So she and her boyfriend gave chase as they called 911. Soon afterward, authorities from Dunnellon Police Department as well as a K-9 unit from the Marion County Sheriff's Office arrived in the neighborhood and began canvassing the area for the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Diori Roca, an arrest report stated. Authorities eventually found Roca holed up in his residence two houses away from Flick's home. Officers, with the assistance of the owner of the house Roca was staying in, convinced him to surrender to authorities, Lt. Sue Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department said. According to the arrest report, Diori entered Flick's vehicle, which was unlocked, and took a pink in color wallet, a tan in color Dooney and Burke purse valued at $250, various credit and bank cards and $25 in cash. During their investigation, authorities discovered the bicycle Diori had been using had been stolen from a nearby residence. Diori was transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with theft and petit theft. His bond was set at $5,500. Flick who spoke with authorities on the scene said she learned a valuable lesson the hard way. Im going to lock my car from now on, she explained. But its pretty sad when the person who does it is someone Ive known for eight years. I guess it shows how bad things are when some of your neighbors are stealing from you. Flick said she had just seen Diori two days ago, asking her and her boyfriend for spare change. He picked the wrong broke teenager to steal from, she said. Woman, 56, charged with DUICynthaia R. Jones, 56, of Citrus Springs, was charged with driving uner the influence Wednesday, Feb. 1, a police report stated. Jones was found in the front seat of her vehicle with her keyes in her hand, the report stated. Jones told authorities she had taken two Perccoet and three Xanax pills. After being placed in the back of the patrol car, Jones continued to fall asleep and slump over. She was taken to Timber Ridge prior to her being booked at the Marion County Jail. FDOT to host public meeting tonight Officials will discusss project to widen U.S. 41 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News PLEDGE continued from page 1 Applications available for large-scale amendments to county comp plan Marion County Growth Management is now accepting applications for large-scale land use changes, or amendments, to the countys Comprehensive Plan through 4 p.m. Feb. 14. Residents who are interested in changing their lands designated use, such as going from rural to commercial use, are eligible for the largescale amendment application. Amendment applications can be picked up at Growth Management (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) or downloaded from the departments website: www.marioncountyfl.org/ Planning/land_use.aspx. Growth Management hosts large-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 large-scale amendments, contact Michael Kokosky at 352438-2600 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ growthmanagement.htm.
River views Utility purchase leaves more questions than answersSo now we have it, right from the horses mouth: The purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities is all about new revenue streams says City Manager Lisa Algiere. Forget the high-sounding moral spin about water conservation and building and improving the citys infrastructure and future economic development, blahblah-blah. Its all about the bucks. My own guess is that the purchase was quietly rushed through and the rate structure and surcharge quickly decided in order to stave off a first-quarter cash crunch. Think about it. Why pay a great deal more than the appraised value for Rainbow Springs Utilities, LC? And why does the Special Warranty Deed documenting the transfer show a consideration value of just $1,853,355.00 (reference Marion County Clerk of Courts public website, search term rainbow springs utilities, search period /01/2011 01/30/2012)? Why did it need to be accomplished so speedily and quietly and without a great deal of publicity? Why all the media spin from the administration about what a wonderful deal it was, after the fact? My guess: To quickly get their hands on a revenue stream, a portion of which, by the way, has been pledged to Branch Banking and Trust Company in order to secure the $6.5 million note. Moreover, this note to purchase Rainbow Springs Utilities LC, was not rated by any rating agency. Is it because the city has hit the limit of its authority to float a rated bond issue (reference of the City Charter)? By the way, have any of you seen a lineitem description of just how much and where the $6.5 million is going to be spent? As hard-pressed tax-paying citizens and water users, wouldnt you like to know? Anyone can see the city is having money problems. It was already in hock for roughly $7.3 million for the Greenlight Communication program. The economy is lousy. The citys tax base is shrinking. Between 2000 and 2010, Marion County saw its population rise 28 percent. During the same period, the city of Dunnellon lost almost 9 percent of its population (8.7 percent, actually). If the city of Dunnellon were in the hospital, it would likely be on life-support. Who was watching the store all this time? I seem to recollect that Dunnellon lost a deal for a big-box retailer that might have opened a branch within the city limits, and thus lost the potential tax revenue stream, theres that euphemism again, and the local employment opportunities. They fight and lose an expensive lawsuit against a local developer. They install red-light cameras hoping AARP: You earned straight answers from candidates on Social Security, Medicare A late bloomer A sk any elementary school-aged child what they want to be when they grow up and you will get all kinds of responses a fireman, a teacher, an astronaut. There will be no shortage of answers. But ask a high school senior what they want to be and suddenly the answers are not so clear cut. It isnt always obvious what you want to do in life when that important decision is staring you in the face. Sometimes we adults dont even know our own answers. Scary, isnt it? Sometimes that decision is made for you; either by convenience, necessity or desperation. Oftentimes we just go in the direction that is easiest. I think thats the path I have always taken. Did I dream about working in a bank or being a waitress or dealing with loans at a mortgage company? No, but the opportunity came up so I grabbed it. Ive been raising children and grandchildren for 30-plus years, so sometimes all you can do is go with the flow. I guess with life, being a mother and raising children you put yourself on the back burner sometimes. I realized the other day Im just starting to reach my potential. Its about time! Why did it take me so long? Why did I wait 50 years to appreciate my talents and to feel confident in my abilities? I guess you could call me a late bloomer. But now I know what I want to do. I want to write and I think Im pretty good at it. Im ready to face the world or at least Dunnellon. Somebody once said if youre getting paid to do what you love, then you never have to work a day in your life. OK, its time for me to see if thats true. When my grandchildren were born, I thought they were the whole reason for my existence and in some ways they are. But I am so much more than that. I know my greatest happiness comes from them, but there are other things in life that give me great pleasure also. Sometimes you just have to sit back and ask yourself, why was I put on this earth? What is my calling in life? It may surprise you what youll come up with if you think hard enough. So what has caused this eye opening revelation? Another birthday come and gone? Another year older and wiser? A deeper appreciation of all that Ive accomplished as well as a better understanding of all that is to come? Wow, all this from growing one year older. I rather like this person that Ive grown into. I strive to do my best in whatever path I choose. I have a wonderful sense of humor and its always present. I like meeting new people, but I also have the wisdom to know whether I should proceed or move forward with caution. I am well aware that my family is the most important aspect of my life and that nothing else really matters when compared to them. I try not to take life too seriously. In fact, I have two mantras that I try to live by when faced with adversity. The first one is is this really going to matter five years from now and the second one is dont forget somebody always has it worse off than you. These words to live by have given me a peace and calmness that otherwise I would not have had. So look for my name because Im-acoming! I may not conquer the world, but I hope to capture your attention while I am here. And whether you are reading my column or just using it on the bottom 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, February 9, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS AARP LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN T he title of this essay sounds like an oxymoron. The mind instantly rejects the idea: How could one possibly be healthy with the ongoing stress of a chronic condition? My heart disease prevents me from all the activities I used to enjoy. The unpredictability of migraines causes me to miss work and disconnect from family and friends. Diabetes has completely changed the way I eat at home, let alone going out. I havent slept in months because the constant pain keeps me awake. Those of us most of us have or will have some type of chronic condition. In fact, by the time we reach middle age, the majority of us will suffer from two or more conditions. But natural aging and the conditions that may accompany getting older do not have to diminish our lives. Managing chronic illness is the key. For the first time in Marion County, residents with an ongoing condition will have the opportunity to learn how to take mastery over their condition through a new self-management program. Living with Chronic Disease is a grassroots workshop that evolved from an evidence-based project developed over two decades by Californias prestigious Stanford University. In the 1990s, Stanford piloted a program to help those with arthritis manage their illness, relying less on the healthcare system. The five-year research project revealed that people with a variety of illnesses, though different, shared similar concerns and problems. The program met with such success, it was expanded to include all chronic conditions. Out of the initial project came facilitator training programs to help more people. What started as a fledgling program is now in eight countries and has reached thousands of people to help improve their quality of life. For the past two years, the Access to Healthcare Inc. (AHI) Board of Directors has been exploring ways to bring the Stanford program to our community. The results of the program speak for themselves: compared to a control group that did not take the workshop, participants spent fewer days in the hospital and had fewer unscheduled doctor visits, yielding a cost-to-savings ratio of about 1 to 4. Through a partnership with Elder Options, the Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, AHI was able to bring this program to the community at virtually no cost. Championed locally by Hospice of Marion County, the facilitators group includes healthcare workers and volunteers from Munroe Regional Medical Center, Marion Senior Services, Heart of Florida Health Center, Marion County Health Department, LifeCare Assisted Living Center, Visiting Angels and the Senior Alliance. A total of 17 people from these entities were fully trained in October and Living a healthy life ... with a chronic disease F lorida famously has the highest percentage of residents age 65-plus in America. More than 3 million get health care coverage through Medicare, and 3.7 million are receiving the Social Security benefits they earned. But during Floridas recent Republican presidential primary, Floridians 50-plus only got brief glimpses of the candidates stand on strengthening and protecting Social Security and Medicare. There were no questions on these critical issues in either Florida televised debate, President Obama largely skirted the issues in his State of the Union address, and candidates kept their discussion on the campaign trail to a handful of vague sound bites. Thats not good enough. Youve worked hard for your Social Security and Medicare. Youve earned the right to know how candidates will protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for todays seniors and future generations. Thats why AARP will work to make your voice heard on these issues in coming months. Through surveys, town hall meetings, debates and information forums, AARP will spend the next year listening to Florida voters and will give them straightforward information both the pros and cons, without the political jargon and spin about different proposals Washington and the candidates are supporting. Were calling this initiative You Earned A Say. Starting in mid-March, AARP will hold hundreds of town halls from Pensacola to the Keys. At these events, well hear your ideas about the future of Social Security and Medicare. Through surveys, petitions and questionnaires, AARP will help you make your voice heard about the health and retirement security youve earned. Both online and in your community, well gather your thoughts, answer your questions and work to make your voice heard. To stay up to date on AARPs work on You Earned A Say, please check up on the latest information at www.aarp.org/fl or call us at 866595-7678 toll-free during business hours. And most important, keep pressing candidates for president and Congress for specific answers about these very important questions. Make them tell you what theyve got in mind youve earned it. Jeff Johnson is AARPs Florida state director. JEFF JOHNSON Special to the Riverland News Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 13 Dyer Mitchell See GUEST COL page 15 See LETTERS page 5
for a financial windfall from its sin tax. They decide to install a communications network that may or may not in the end be profitable. The technical term for this is flailing. With apologies to Dorothy Parker, this citys financial acumen runs the gamut from A to B. Then, oh, happy day, the city strikes it rich by latching onto Rainbow Springs Utilities LC. Heres a oncein-a-lifetime, golden opportunity to halt their financial skid. They piously claim our water rates are too low, that we are profligate users of water, so the rates need to be adjusted upward to match those of the city residents. No lower tier rate for irrigation usage, even though the irrigation water never returns to the water treatment plant for retreatment. And, the slap in the face, well punish you with a 25 percent surcharge. For this unconscionable increase in the price of water, Rainbow Springs residents receive what services or value in return? Nada, zip, zero. You get exactly what you got before, only now it costs more, much more. Their righteous calls for conservation can be ignored when theres a euphemism warning revenue stream to be considered. And where, pray tell, was the voice of the Chamber of Commerce, those champions of street fairs and festivals, in all this? Surely, the Chamber must have had some inkling of this purchase and should have known that Rainbow Springs residents would not take kindly to having their water bills double or triple. How would the residents react? Did the Chamber warn the city administrators of the possible repercussions? What did the Chamber and the citys businessmen and women think would happen? That we would link arms with the city, sing Kumbaya and happily agree to be the Golden Goose that saves the city from economic calamity? Folks, its all about the bucks. Sincerely,Al and Marti Spalmacin Rainbow Springs Simply wrongIn response to the article by Ms. Algiers wherein she states that the purchase of Rainbow Springs Utility will promote economic recovery and that many benefits will be realized. According to her article these many benefits will be realized by the city of Dunnellon and Rio Vista, but fails to mention what if any benefits will be realized by the residents of Rainbow Springs. Perhaps this was just an oversight. She says that doubling the customer base will: 1. Minimize future rate increases (except for Rainbow Springs) 2. Retire the citys debt (dont recall contributing to this debt) 3. Hook up river front property to the Dunnellon Sewer system (no benefit for us here) 4. Connect Rio Vista to Rainbow Springs Sewer system (nope, no benefit here either) 5. Build a reserve to pay for future repairs and capital improvements (does this include repairs etc. for Rainbow Springs?) It seems that those of us living in Rainbow Springs are expected to pay for a great many things without realizing any of these many benefits. She also states that watering your lawn is discretionary. The residents of Rainbow Springs are required by CC&Rs to maintain their property in a specific manner or be fined. That isnt discretionary. According to the figures provided to the POA, if you used an average of 4,000 gallons for in home use and 30,000 for irrigation in 2011, your bill was $150, using that same amount of water in the year 2012, your water bill will be $369.76 per month. And by 2016, using that same amount of water will cost you $567.64 per month. If you use more than 20,000 gallons per month for irrigation then your rate will be 10 times higher than you paid in 2011. If you use more than the 4,000/30,000 per month used in this example you can expect your bill to be even higher. Ms Algiers is right that none of us want a decaying and boarded up city, however, it wasnt the residents of Rainbow Springs that gave the city its debt and it shouldnt be the residents of Rainbow Springs that are stuck paying it off. What the Dunnellon City Government is doing to the residents of Rainbow Springs is wrong, no matter how you approach it, it is just simply wrong. Glenda Hinz Councils decision will have ramificationsLet me quote your mayor regarding the DRA on County Road 484 and the decision not to seek input from city officials. I am not happy about it. Its atrocious. We can make them mitigate the problem and at least find a resolution. Its criminal what they did. We dont like it. They ran roughshod over us. They didnt consider the impact of the residents. There was no consideration to the people around it. How does it feel Mr. Mayor to cuckold? They did it because they can. Sound familiar? That is exactly how the residents of Rainbow Springs feel. We thought of ourselves as your neighbors; we shop in your stores; we visit doctors, dentists, hardware stores, pharmacies, hairdressers, barbers, restaurants; and supported your functions and charities. You showed us your selfish, unconcerned attitude. You imposed a 25 percent surcharge on the new elevated water rates from Rainbow Springs Utility. That is atrocious, much more than a DRA on C.R. 484. When water rates can go from $150 to $400 per month, its atrocious. You didnt care about the impact to the residents. It may be legal, but it is immoral to impose this greed to correct your incompetent financial decisions. I hope you can live with your decisions because the residents of Rainbow Springs may not see Dunnellon as a place to spend money and support businesses. Residents of Dunnellon, you voted for these people, we had no vote, but rest assured, you will be the ones to feel the impact of these inflationary actions against us. The next time civic groups and charities call for donations; we may have to tell you our money is going to support your water utility. As for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, it may or may not be good. Keep a camera on it and watch for it when it turns red. Marion Pontier Rainbow Springs Who would suffer from boycott of Greenlight?What kind of a person(s) would purposely and methodically pursue the destruction of a small town? This is the question many true Dunnellon tax paying residents are beginning to ask. Observing the incidents of this past year or so in our little town is worrisome. First, I personally observed the racist destruction of an East Indian immigrants business by a resident who begrudged the playing of children in a small sand box and the gentle playing of a guitarist on a commercial riverside dock with complaints based entirely on lies and misrepresentations. Secondly, a nonresident came into town and hoodwinked elderly unsuspecting citizens into signing a lawsuit that was designed to destroy our little town with legal costs. Thirdly, and quite inanely, bawl their eyes out because theyre now required to stop for traffic signals. Now Im observing this same element by absolute organized design attempt to destroy our little town via a childish boycott of not only Dunnellons businesses, but the towns financial investment in Greenlight. Rainbow Springs water/wastewater was not owned by Rainbow Springs and was up for sale. The owners of this system probably wanted out from under the deal as it was not profitable with residents using up to 13,000 gallons of water per month for unquenchable St. Augustine grass. As our little town entered into the purchase of this system at great expense to the taxpaying actual residents only, and by adding a 25 percent surcharge, Rainbow Springs residents would now pay almost as much for this service as we residents are paying here in Dunnellon. Its called a business deal wherein money is invested, hard work is done, and a return on the money is expected. Stop the racism, leave the unsuspecting elderly alone, keep our town safe by obeying the traffic lights, feel fortunate that you are getting some of Floridas cheapest water/wastewater and rein in childish boycott attempts against Dunnellons residents. Just think, should this element be successful in bankrupting Dunnellon, whod suffer? Do something constructive such as fabricating a grain drying box that actually works and dont do it with our tax dollars. This is my view and my name will not be hidden behind Our View. Ron McAndrew, Dunnellon, tax paying resident Capitalism justifies purchase of utility I do believe we are witness to the biggest and slickest rip-off deal in the recent history of Dunnellon and Marion County. Better even than bottling companies who claim that water is free. Better even than shipping phosphate rock to Germany. Think about it. According to recent news items, the city of Dunnellon purchases the ancient Rainbow Springs Utilities LLC (a Canadian ownership), and a private enterprise for the tidy sum of some $6 million bucks, that according to the PSC recent audit is amortized down to $2 million. Six million bucks to be borrowed and paid back by subscribers, all of which has previously been paid for more than 25 or so years by the citizens of the Rainbow Springs subdivision. Someone needs to have their business and public relations acumen examined and at the same time do a check on what constitutes civic responsibility in the minds of common folk. The founders of the Kiwanis and Lions clubs are probably turning over about now. On the other hand, one needs only to follow the dollar signs to see where this thing is going. What with the imposition of Greenlight Communications then to a privately owned utility district that suspiciously changes into a public utility, without any signs of a public review, both of which are laid on a retirement community. A retirement community that will be stuck with the bills and inconvenience without ever having any say whatsoever in the matter. As my grand pappy and Willie might observe, this stuff aint right. It would not be a surprise if the same core faction of this wheeling and dealing element also owns a couple of well drilling companies to do a mop-up of any thirsty pieces of change still out there. Someone is laughing up his or her sleeve likely all the way to an offshore bank account. 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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 EDUCATION NOTES Master Gardeners to sponsor contest The UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners invite local youth to grow their creativity by participating in the Spring Festival 2012 poster and essay contest. The poster contest is open to youth in kindergarten-eighth grade (divided into three groups by grade level), and the essay contest is open to youth in grades 9 to 12. Poster and essay submissions must illustrate the theme Attracting Wildlife to the Home Landscape. Interested students should check with their schools for participation and homeschooled students should submit entries through their home school groups. First-place poster contest winners in each category at the county level will receive $50 and the first place essay contest winner at the county level will receive $75. Interested youth can access detailed instructions and an entry form at www.marion countyfl.org/spring festival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400. Students line up for Spelling Bee Feb. 16The Marion County Spelling Bee will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 30 middle school students from two private and all 10 local public middle schools. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 53rd annual regional spelling bee March 27 in Orlando, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee May 27 to June 1 in Washington, D.C. The Womans Club of Ocala returns as the major sponsor of this years district event. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or email Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com.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. Volunteers need for Marion County Special Olympics Hundreds of local student athletes gather later this month at Forest High School for Marion Countys 40th annual Special Olympics Games. But upward of 500 high school and community volunteers are needed to provide the manpower to make these games possible. Volunteers serve as timers, recorders, award presenters, measurers, ball retrievers, catchers, parade line-up partners, and more. Because they have direct student contact, all volunteers must be preregistered with the school district. Athletes are paired with student volunteers from local high schools to cheer them on and offer words of encouragement. Opening day is set for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, with games continuing from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 to 29. As many as 450 school-based athletes will compete inside Forest High Schools football stadium at 5000 S.E. Maricamp Road, near Ocala. This annual tradition offers students with special needs the opportunity to excel based on their own abilities. The Games take place on three separate days. Each day begins with Opening Ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. and features: Wednesday, Feb. 22 elementary school student athletes (rain date is Feb. 24); Tuesday, Feb. 28 middle school and Hillcrest student athletes (rain date is March 1); and Wednesday, Feb. 29 high school and Hillcrest student athletes (rain date is March 2). For more information on the games or to volunteer, contact Lynn Brantley, Special Olympics Coordinator, at 352-671-1434 or email Lynn.Brantley@marion. k12.fl.us. Annual games scheduled for Feb. 22, 28 and 29 Special to the Riverland News Turning the page on Celebrate Literacy week Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Dunnellon Elementary School students listen to JVon Swoll, bottom right, from Dunnellon High School, reads to them Jan. 27 as staff and students at the school wrapped up statewide Literacy Week events. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kindegartener Emalee Stevens listens as Office Bruce Arnold of the Dunnellon Police Departments reads Where the Wild Things Are to students in Mrs. Gilmores class. Dunnellon Middle adds second tutoring program D unnellon Middle School now has two tutoring programs for students to assist both successful and struggling students alike. The first tutoring program is our Teacher Referred program in Building No. 1, Room No. 26 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and during non-core classes throughout the school day. The purpose of the Teacher Referred tutoring is to improve basic skills, improve grades, ensure students pass their classes, improve FCAT scores and promote learning success. Students receiving a Teacher Referral are strongly encouraged to attend program. The second tutoring program is for all students interested in improving their skills, no referral necessary. Any student who would like additional assistance or just to improve their skill-set may attend no appointment necessary ... just bring the materials you need help with. Morning tutoring runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. Both tutoring programs are conducted by certified instructors. The DMS Student Council will celebrate Valentines Day as they sponsor a Valentines Day Dance from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Caf. Cost of dance is $5 plus a canned food item. All students with a 2.0 grade point average and no outof-school suspensions are invited to join in on the after-school fun. Thank you to our Student Council Members and their sponsors, Mrs. Durden and Mrs. Leveritt, for creating Valentines Day memories for our DMS students. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the DMS FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), under the sponsorship of Stormwater education grants available Public and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/st ormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-6718686. District taking school requests Students may ask for transfer 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 2012-2013 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 671-7747. Special to the Riverland NewsFor the second year in a row, Dunnellon Middle School has produced the top middle school entry in Marion Countys Celebrate Literacy Week bookmark contest. This years winner, created by Abigail Long, an eighth-grade student, highlighted the theme Take the Lead and Read with race cars at the finish line. Long is in Doug Henrys advanced art class. DMS student wins county bookmark contest PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal See ASHMAN page 7 Special to the Riverland News From staff reports
Mrs. Reddick and Ms. Stark, will share some Valentines Day cheer with the residents of Hampton Manor Gardens Nursing Home on County Road 484. We thank our DMS FCA members for this beautiful gift of kindness to our elderly in the Dunnellon community. We thank our sponsors for this wonderful character building life lesson. Yearbook and Yearbook Dedication Ads are now available for pre-order. The yearbook pre-order will run through April 13 at the cost of $25. After the pre-sale period, a limited number of yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the school year at a cost of $35. Yearbooks may be pre-ordered before school in the Caf or the Media Center. Make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. After school activities for week of Feb. 9 through Feb. 16: Monday, Feb. 13 Percussion Band Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Band Room. S.A.V.E. Club Meeting 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Building No. 2, Room No. 22. Girls Basketball Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Boys Basketball Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Boys and Girls Basketball Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Thursday, Feb. 16 County Spelling Bee, 6 p.m. at MTI Auditorium. Boys Basketball Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. We invite our parents to share a Be There opportunity regarding attendance. Attendance is a life lesson and a critical facet of success for each and every one of us. Whether we are attending school or going to our job we need to be in attendance to earn our paycheck. At school, of course, the paycheck is a report card. And a good paycheck brings satisfaction of a job well done and an ever growing skill-set for our future. In the business world, the skill-set level is called marketability and the higher the marketability the higher the paycheck. We ask our parents to join us in this Be There opportunity to teach our children the benefits of attending school every day! 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Individual winners from public, private, charter, and home schools advance to this regional level, with several dozen awards handed out in various categories. Judging takes place Thursday and Friday, with winners announced at 7 p.m. Friday at a special awards ceremony in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute at 1614 S.E. Ft. King St., Ocala. Regional winners advance to the Florida State Science Fair April 3 to 5 in Lakeland. High School students selected as the top winners then advance to the International Science Fair May 13 to 18 in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, contact Jacqua Ballas, science fair coordinator, at 352-236-0588 or Jacqua. Ballas@marion.k12.fl.us.
Chelsea Dominey, competitive cheerleading The senior helped lead the Dunnellon High School team to fifth-place finish at the State Championships this past week. She was always working hard at practice and set a good example for her peers, said Dunnellon coach Mary Katherine Boss. Alex Gonzalez, Wrestling The junior finished in second place in the 182-pound division at the District 1A-8 Championships Saturday at Fivay High School in Hudson, leading a contingent of eight Tiger grapplers to the Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships this weekend at Teneroc High School. Alex Gonzalez Chelsea Dominey DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY CHINA WOK BUFFET R IVERLAND SPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 Top four qualify for state meet Jonathan Padilla, 113 pounds, Cole Fagan, 170 pounds, and Alex Gonzalez, 182 pounds, finished in second place Saturday at the District 1A-Wrestling Championship, leading Dunnellon to a fifth-place finish with 110 point as the Tigers had wrestlers qualify for the Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships Saturday at Teneroc High School. The top four placers in each weight class Saturday will advance to the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships Feb. 16-18 at the Lakeland Civic Center. In the championship finals of their respective weight classes, Padilla lost his title match, while Fagan lost to Fivays Dominick Grilli by pinfall. Gonzalez lost to Nicco Light Foot of Fivay by decision, 9-5. Also qualifying for the regional tournament for the Tigers included: Brent Quimby in the 106-pound division after finishing third; Dustin Molina, 138 pounds, who finished fourth; Josh Lange, 145 pounds, who finished fourth; Matthew Franz at 195 pounds, who finished fourth; and 220pounder Josh Packard, who finished third. Dunnellon tied for third out of nine teams for victories by pins with Fivay with 14 pinfall wins. Crystal River was first with 18 and Pasco was second with 15. Leone suffers setback in amatuer title bout OCALA Hundreds of screaming fans, heard blocks away, packed the Ocala Entertainment Complex on Saturday night as Tony Leones quest for amateur championship headlined the World Cage Warriors Chase for the Championship fight card. For the Dunnellon resident, it wasnt just about being one of the title bouts; it was about a rite of passage in the amateur world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He had plenty of support from hometown fans in his fight against Tampas Billy Quarantillo in the 160-pound division. Leone, who moved up a weight class for his shot at a championship, knew hed have his work cut out for him against Quarantillo, who had a size advantage on his side, Leone said. Unbeaten entering the match, Leone hadnt fought Nov. 26, registering a victory by decision against Andrew Tammayo. However, the 2009 Dunnellon High Cheer squad fifth at state Finish best in school history KISSIMMEE A final game, match or race marks the end of a season for its players and the end of an era for seniors in high school. Competitive cheerleading is no different, despite what some believe. The Dunnellon High School competitive cheer team traveled to its final competition Thursday, Feb. 2, in Kissimmee, for the Florida State High School Class 1A Cheerleading Championships. After placing last in the regional competition, Dunnellon was looking for redemption going into state. Were getting better each day and we also changed a lot of the routine, said Madison Brown, a sophomore cheerleader, prior to the Feb. 2 event. Were ready for Kissimmee! Bring it on, we got it! When the girls arrived at the Silver Spurs Arena, the energy was palpable. Soon Dunnellon was on deck to compete as the first team in the large, nontumbling division. I was excited before we performed. Savannah Joiner, freshman, said. Tigers ready to roar JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsConnor Hannah makes a throw to Jordan Boley during practice last Friday at Mike Payne Field. The Tigers baseball team is preparing for its season opener against Lecanto Friday, Feb. 9, in the Mike Payne Classic. DHS baseball prepares to open season under new coach Shane Baly fully understands the tradition of Dunnellon High School baseball. He had a front row seat as player on coach Mike Paynes team in the late 1990s as well as the 2000 squad that reached the elite eight of the state playoffs. He watched former coach George Welch lead the team throughout the early 2000s battle it out for district supremacy. And when he joined Tommy Boss staff six years ago, he once again had a fieldside seat as the Tigers won three consecutive district championships as well as reach the Class 4A final four in 2009. Now at the helm of the Dunnellon baseball program, Baly and his squad have no intentions of that tradition coming to an end. Coach Payne is the reason Dunnellon baseball is what it is, Baly, an assistant coach under Boss the past five seasons, said. Coach Welch continued it, and Tommy and I kept the tradition going. These kids know how to win; we have the desire to win. These guys are still hungry. Despite losing two key pitchers Reid Love and Gavin McArdle as well as catcher Forrest Wheeler, the Tigers have several key components returning as they seek to win an unprecedented fourth straight district title. Theyll need plenty of help from key returners such as seniors Shelby Payne, Connor Hannah and Trevor Phillips as well as junior Connor Wentz, especially when competing against the likes of Eustis, Tavares, Crystal River and Citrus, all of which are in the same district as the Tigers this season. All of those squads have plenty of tradition when it comes to prep baseball in the state. We are actually looking for Tony Leones manager, Chris Hickman, cools his fighter off in between rounds of his title bout Saturday night. JOE DUNAWAY For the Riverland News Lady Tigers split games in preseason action The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team started its season off with the annual Varsity Classic tournament Saturday at Dunnellon High School. The Lady Tigers competed against Forest and North Marion, posting a 1-1 record. Dunnellon faced the Lady Wildcats in the opening contest, as Nicole Drew took the mound against Forest. She struck out two batters. Offensively, Jody Weber had a double, triple and five RBIs for the Lady Tigers while Cierra Thompson had an RBI as the Lady Tigers ran away with a 132 victory. Dunnellon opened the first inning, scoring five en route to the blowout victory. Our pitching, hitting and fielding was definitely on target this game, said Dunnellon assistant coach Chris Winn. After a couple hours of rest, Dunnellon came back for to face the Lady Colts. Having to face one of the best pitchers in Marion County, Holly McKinnon; the Lady Tigers couldnt seem to get the bat on the ball. Bianca Pierro started on the mound for Dunnellon, but as North Marions offense got a JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon softball player Ele Goodloe connects with a pitch for a single against North Marion during the Lady Tigers annual preseason tune up. Dunnellon fell, 4-0. LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Shelby Payne looks to make a throw to first base during drills as teammate Trevor Phillips watches the play unfold. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ROAR page 16 AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News DHS regular season home opener Friday against Crystal River See LADY page 17 See CHEER page 17 JEFF BRYAN & JOE DUNAWAY Riverland News Says hell come stronger, better prepared See LEONE page 16 Eight DHS grapplers advance to regional JEFF BRYAN Riverland News
Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Jan. 29: Congratulations: The $203 Bingo pot was won by Sean Fugere during the Monday Night Special league. He had games of 218, 288 and 289 for a 795 series. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Sean Fugere 300, 828; Dennis Flanagan 273; Marc Grasso 739; Wendy Smith 268, 761; K.C. Cridland 258; Jacque Iverson 702. Scratch: Sean Fugere 289, 795; Marc Grasso 257, 697; Dorine Fugere 238, 621; K.C. Cridland 235; Wendy Smith 635. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: John Enders 281, 685; Peck Noland 234; Ray Olsen 641; Phyllis Bello 236; Linda Sprague 233; Lorraine Pelkie 233; Bobbie Christensen 647; Elaine Shea 632. Handicap: John Enders 234, 544; Ken Sprague 190; Emile Guay 538; Linda Sprague 180, 471; Elaine Shea 176, 473. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Ray Cusimano 259, 652; Marty Suehowicz 246, 657; Terry Stinson 247, 647; Joyce Cusimano 233, 645. Scratch: Marty Suehowicz 213, 558; Jerry Ness 203, 551; Terry Stinson 180; Marylou Halovich 165, 467. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Rose Damico 272, 739; Kathy Serocki 265, 780. Scratch: Pat Ouellette 192, 525; Rose Damico 190, 493. Late Starters: Handicap: Marty Suehowicz 230; John Marcucci 226; Myron Paliwoda 226; Rich Soletto 226; Joe Mooney 627; Andre Boetius 625; Debbe Chung 219, 617; June Williams 217, 614; Alice Clini 614. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 217, 560; Rich Soletto 215, 564; John Marcucci 560; Fran Barlow 175, 492; Linda Vehrs 170, 479. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Wes Foley 289; Sam Bass 283, 792; Scott Brown 795. Scratch: Sam Bass 269, 750; Wes Foley 264; Scott Brown 735. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Dianna Kirk 254; Marlene Brown 248, 657; Maggie Savarese 656. Scratch: Maggie Savarese 182, 521; Dianna Kirk 174; Jane Terrell 465. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Gaynor Stoner 224, 601; John Bahrs 223, 604; Pat Stoner 247; Dorothy Larson 243; Lucille Lalanc 655; Diane Collier 642. Scratch: John Bahrs 173, 454; Jim Mason 162; Dave Messenger 445; Pat Stoner 193; Lucille Lalanc 179, 469; Diane Collier 483. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Ernie Gonsalves 261, 709; Mike Serrano 256; Murphy Combs 705; Pat Combs 270, 746; Diane Mauck 258; Carolyn Handley 718. Scratch: Murphy Combs 204, 564; Jim Van Gilder 194, 563; Mike Serrano 194; Phil Ciquera 194; Pat Combs 189, 503; Judy Hindbaugh 183, 485. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Jim Dollar 286; Alan Rice 279, 782; Damon MillsSmith 279; Marvin Brigner 758; Bridget Foley 297; Maggie Savarese 292, 803; Darlene Arndt 793. Scratch: Wes Foley 225, 623; Marvin Brigner 224, 632; Jim Dollar 224; Dorine Fugere 224, 576; Myla Wexler 213, 574. Bowlers of the Week: Kathy Serocki, 120 pins over her average, and Sean Fugere, 174 pins over his average. In the days following a tragic event, its hard to make decisions, even if you have help. This was the case when Dunnellon High School teacher Andy Cottrill died suddenly in November from a heart attack. When his family and friends began to go through his belongings, it was hard to decide what to keep and what to donate. Some things were easier. His books, for example, would be donated to the school. Other items were packed up and brought home with his parents to West Virginia. One of the items that Cottrills parents chose to keep was his West Virginia hat. If you didnt know Cottrill, the hat was an icon. He wore it every time he was out supporting the Dunnellon High School softball team, as he sat in his spot in his West Virginia chair. A few weeks later, an idea developed about the perfect place for the hat. Mr. Cottrills hat will continue to attend the softball games even though Cottrill cannot. It will reside in the dugout during home games. This is no ordinary hat. It is faded and tattered, but its appearance means little. Its presence is what is important. It would be really nice to have the hat with us; it will let us know he is there, said softball player, Alora Thompson, who is regarded by everyone as Cottrills favorite student. He was always the best fan. He was like a second father to me. Haley Fagan, who will miss the season because of a torn ACL last fall, said having the hat in the dugout means a lot. Just because I had him freshmen year as a teacher, but then I didnt see him as much, she explained. But he was at all of our softball games and that relationship was always there, and to have it back senior year means a lot. Cottrills love for softball will live on and the hat shall continue to be at games. Hopefully, Cottrills cap will be an extra good luck charm. 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Highway 40, Dunnellon A Love Offering Will Be Received For additional information, call John 489-9371. Carl Kerby Founder for Reasons for Hope www.rforh.com Come and See Carls passion is to proclaim the authority and accuracy of the Bible and to engage the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers in todays culture so they may experience the realities of the Word of God. 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Looking at all the strengths and weaknesses of the program, we found the best person who gives us a chance at winning, Tovine said. Tovine said the school sifted through 65 candidates and interviewed nine. The biggest factors involved in the selection where longevity, previous success on the field and in the ability to help players succeed after high school. With those factors considered, Richardson became the obvious choice, Tovine said. Richardson spent 10 seasons at Dunnellon High School, his alma mater. A former player at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Richardson spent the past four years as Dunnellons offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He served as defensive coordinator in the years before that. During that time, the Tigers posted back-to-back undefeated campaigns in district play and won three district titles. Were going to do things like Ive always done were going to get dirty, get into it and get started as soon as we can, start lifting weights and practicing and getting better, Richardson said. Im super excited, super fired up and I cant wait to get started. Richardson replaces Jim ONeal who resigned in December in his second stint as head coach at the school. ONeal had previously lead Chiefland to the state championship in 1997, the schools most recent title. A large contingent of football players, fans, parents, supporters and faculty came to the CHS auditorium to hear about the new coach and to welcome him to Chiefland. The longawaited announcement had players and supports alike excited to return the program to its previous success. Im ready to get to work and to see what we got to work with, said CHS junior Austin Williams. Richardson was joined at the press conference by his wife, Nikki, and their three children, Kayden, 8, Gracie, 6 and Ryland, 5. Were very excited. Chiefland is our kind of town, Nikki Richardson said. Ryan Butler is a sportswriter at the Chiefland Citizen, a sister newspaper of the Riverland News. RYAN BUTLER For the Riverland News Longtime DHS assistant coach hired to lead Chiefland Aaron Richardson Hat hangs in teachers honor OMAR DESARDEN/For the Riverland NewsAndy Cottrills West Virginia hat will hang in the dugout of the Dunnellon High School softball team. Cottrill, the team cheerleader, died in November from a heart attack. BOWLING SCORES Cottrills mother give softball team his favorite hat RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News
10 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMembers of Boy Scout Troop 452, from left, are: Darius Michels, Austin Hatfield, Tom Seckinger and Ryan Burns, served as the tr oops Color Guard Sunday during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service. Sundays event was the 30th annual memorial service hosted by the American Legion Post 58. During the ceremony, the lives of the four chaplains who perished during the sinking of the Dorchester and their bravey were recalled. THE SAGE OF THE FOUR CHAPLAINS is forever etched in American history; however, on Sunday, American Legion Post 58 made sure that trend will continue as the years continue to pass. In front of a crowd of about 100 people, which included a myriad of veterans and guests, young and old, gathered to hear the fateful story of the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. During its voyage, 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. 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). 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. 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. Tom Seckinger stands at attention during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner as Roger Boucher of the Crystal River American Legion salutes during the presentation of the colors. ABOVE: Portraits of the four chaplains Rev. George Fox, Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, the Rev. Clark Poling and Father John Washington. who perished when the Dorchester sank, rest atop chairs prior to the ceremony. FAR RIGHT: The Rev. Jess Burton recalls the memories of George L. Fox. RIGHT: A candle, lit in Foxs honor, flickers in front of an American flag. BOTTOM: Member of the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC Color Guard, from left, are: Jade Allen, Barrett Willingham, Joseph Hernandnez and Julius allen, prepare to deliver the U.S. Flag prior to the start of the Four Chaplains ceremony.
I take a certain amount of well deserved, if I say so myself, pride in keeping to a well organized schedule; my to-dolist. If it is on that list, I am going to do it, regardless of the difficulty attached. The trick is to get on that list which I guard with my very life. Not that I worship my to-do-list, but I do reverence it with a great deal of deep personal appreciation. I think long and hard before anything appears on my to-do-list. Once something is on my to-do-list, there it is for all and sundry to gape upon it. It is a deep honor for anything to be put on my to-do-list. Another reason I take my time in putting something on that list is that the only way it can come off is if I actually do it. After all, that list is not supposed to be stared at but rather to inspire activity on my part. The other night I was busy with my to do list going over each and every item with the utmost care hoping that St. Nick would soon be there. Each item on that list needs to be carefully scrutinized and sometimes even underlined for emphasis. Often I have to recalculate and sort out the items and give them new priorities. I must have been busily engaged for I did not hear the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage address me. Finally, it dawned on me that somebody, other than my inner conscience, was addressing me. I looked in her direction and said, Huh? I just said, she quipped, what are you so intently engaged in? Im working on my December to-do-list, I said with a touch of irritation in my voice for being interrupted during such delicate meditation. Youre working on what? My December to-dolist, I said trying to get back into my sphere of supersensitive concentration. There was silence for a bit and then my residential companion broke said silence by saying, You do know what month it is, dont you? Shirley A. Penfield, 79Shirley A. Penfield, 79 of Dunnellon, Oak Bend Village, formerly of Basom, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. She was born March 18, 1832 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Marion Naedele. Shirley was retired from the Sylvania Plant in New York and from Winter Haven Hospital, Fl. She was a member of the Bativia Bridle and Saddle Club and 4-H Club. She served as the treasurer, secretary and events coordinator for the Oakbend Village since 1991 where she was active in the community and did volunteer work at the Dunnellon Middle School PAWS program. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William C. Penfield. Survivors include her two daughters, Judy (Michael) Eadie of Rush, N.Y. and Susan (Richard) Roper of Delaware; two sons, Charles (Beradette) Penfield of Batavia, N.Y. and Randy (Tamara) Penfield of Davenport, Fl.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Audrey Allein of Corfu, N.Y. A memorial service is planned for later in the spring in New York State. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Marion County, The Legacy House, 9505 S.W. 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481. National Cremation society is in charge of arrangements. Doris A Peterson, 71Doris A. Peterson, 71 of Dunnellon, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Dunnellon. She was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada to Stewart McLaughlin and Bernice (Russell). Mrs. Peterson was manager of a convenient service station and a sales clerk for 20 years at Sears in Morris, Ill. She moved to Dunnellon in 2000 from Morris, Ill. She enjoyed sports, golf, camping, traveling, kayaking on the Rainbow River, and performing with her dance group at local nursing homes. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and cherished the time spent with her family. Mrs. Peterson was a member of Holy Faith Episcopal Church and the Moose Lodge of Dunnellon. Survivors include her husband, Richard of Dunnellon; son, Roy A. Daugherty (Annabelle) of Dunnellon; daughter, Donna Elzer of Brookfield, Ill.; brother, Terry (Sharon) McLaughlin of Pembrook, Ontario, Canada; 10 grandchildren, three nieces, and one nephew. She was predeceased by her first husband Charles Daugherty in 1975. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Dunnellon, with Father James Gerhart officiating. On-line condolences at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Joe A. Frazer, 79Joe A. Frazer, 79, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in the loving care of his wife Beverly, brother Bob, and Legacy Hospice, Ocala. Born in Minneapolis, he spent his entire work career as a newspaper executive, retiring from Gannet Newspapers in Chicago in 1990 and moving to Dunnellon. Joe was an avid golfer, a licensed pilot, and an accomplished pianist. He was a passionate fan of Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, and the Denver Broncos. He was an avid reader, master wordsmith, and enjoyed debating sports, politics, and current events with his many friends in Dunnellon and across the country. Few could master his ability to recall obscure statistics, especially those related to golfers past and present. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beverly; son, David Frazer in Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Peggy Fairley of Chicago; granddaughter, Dru; and his brother, Bob Frazer of Tellico Village, Tenn. A celebration of his life will be in the memorial chapel of Roberts Funeral Home Dunnellon, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Donations to the Legacy Hospice may be made in lieu of flowers. Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 11 Attend the worship service of your choice 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. 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J AMES G ERHART Sunday 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 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 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? 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Penfield Special to the Riverland NewsRainbow Lakes Tops Chapter 375, represented by member Sue Koppler, left, presents a donation to Dale Meehan, director of Dunnellons Episcopal Church Food Pantry. Where in my schedule did January go? TOPS Donation Rev. James Snyder Out to Pastor See PASTOR page 12
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Just choose how much youll use. Up to 12 Mbps downstream. Up to 3 Mbps upstream. Date Plan 7.5 GB per month, 15 GB per month, 25 GB per month From $49.95 per month Starting in February 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 000AI9M Podiatric Physician & Surgeon With an air of sarcasm in my voice I answered, Of course I know what month it is. Its December and Im trying to sort out my to-dolist for the month. I think Ive got just about everything covered. Again, there was that silence that you could cut with a butter knife if you had one on your person. So, she said rather thoughtfully. You are completing your Decembers to-do-list. Is that right? I grunted my approval and continued with my ultra-concentration work at hand. I really have no time for nonsensical chitchat. My time is valuable; I have work that needs to be done. I cannot be side tracked by every little noise that comes up. I take great pride in working through my to-dolist each month. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I am actually accomplishing something and I have the records to prove it. If somebody would ever come up to me and ask me to prove that I have been busily engaged in profitable activity, all I would have to do is show them my well documented to-do-list. I hate to bust your bubble, but I hate when people say they hate to do something and then they go right ahead and do it. I wanted to tell her to save herself a bucket of hate and refrain from busting my bubble, or whatever she was trying to bust at the time. Then, being the gentleman that I am, I allowed her to say what was on her mind. I hate to bust your bubble, but it is February not December. Now there was silence from my end of the room. Being the good-natured person that I am, I just burst out laughing. Boy, I said heartily, you almost got me with that one. Ill give that one to you. Then I went back to my work. But it is February, she said more sternly than I have heard her say anything for a long time. It is now February, not December. I had to pause. Normally she does not play tricks on me like this. Most of the time she is an upstanding person and always tells me the truth, even when there are times I do not want to hear the truth. Youre sure its February? She smiled one of those smiles that really irritates me and simply shook her head in the affirmative. I know I am an easy turkey to pluck, but this was actually serious. With the rather stunned tone to my voice I ask, Whatever happened to January? It was then the laughter started. I must say it has not subsided appreciably since. She has a way of rubbing things in when I am wrong. If the tables were turned, and they never are, I would not take advantage of such a situation. I swallowed my pride, which I have had a lot of practice doing, and began to realize I had been working on a false premise. It was actually February, time had gone by so quick and I was so busy I did not realize how fast it was going. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, the man of God says, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. If you are too busy to know what time it is, you are too busy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 11 Special to the Riverland NewsMarge Walsh, center, secretary of Rainbow Lakes Tops Chapter 375, presents a donation to Kay Kennedy and Diane Janquart, staff volunteers with St. John the Baptist Catholic Churchs food pantry. Church to host barbecue dinner The Union Missionary Baptist Church Mens Fellowship Ministry will sell Barbecue dinners and sandwiches starting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10. Chicken and pulled pork sandwiches are $5; rib sandwiches are $6; chicken dinners at $7; pulled pork dinners for $8; rib dinners for $9; and combo dinners for $12. Dinners come with two sides. The church is at 19976 S.W. 110th Place, Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-1222 or 489-1215. Church to host spaghetti dinner, movie nightThe Student Ministries of Reflections Church will have a Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The Spaghetti Dinner starts at 5 and the cost is $6 per person, or $20 for your family. At 6, the movie Courageous will be shown, free of charge, on our outside screen. Popcorn and beverages will be available during the movie for a donation to the students mission trip. Reflections Church meets at Citrus Springs Middle School. For more information, visit www.reflectionschurch.net. 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 4895678, or Emil at 489-4070. Reasons for Hope founder to speak Carl 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. Church concert series set for Feb. 19The Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, with Opera, Then And Now. Three sopranos, Mary Mahoney, lyric soprano, Megan Thompson, Mezzo-soprano and Stacey Trenteseaux, soprano, will be accompanied by Renee Deuvall presenting a variety of operatic styles. The concert is free to the public, with all voluntary donations given to the performers at the end of their performance. Episcopal church to host pancake supper Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will host a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. The public is welcome. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call the church office at 489-2685. Catholic Church to host Soup-a-Thon St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a meatless Soup-A-Thon contest on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Entry forms are available in the church office or by calling Carmen at 489-2597 or John at 4891611. Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. The event begins at 12:45 p.m. at the church at 7525 U.S. 41. Tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat. Ballots will be provided for judging soups. Entries and soup sampling is open to the public. For more information, call 489-3166. Church briefs
That explains, justifies and should satisfy all of the complaining bureaucratic elements of our little community. A warning, however, to newcomers thinking of buying into the area, take heed and bring lots of extra cash with you for next it may be the air, the last free holdout, we breathe to be managed in the name of capitalism. Harold T. Sansing Dunnellon Mayor got a dose of his own medicineAs a long time resident of Dunnellon, I try to stay current with the local happenings in our community by reading the Riverland News. Often, I find some of the best local information is found in the letters to the editor section. It is surely the best way to find out what my neighbors opinions are regarding the incompetence wrought on our small town by our elected city leaders, especially Mr. Ward. One of the front page articles in the Jan. 26 issue of your paper really caught my eye. I am, of course, referring to the article concerning our mayor indignantly lashing out at the county for not seeking input from the city officials concerning the new DRA installed by the county. He said Im not very happy about it, its atrocious. He went on to say Its not zoned for a DRA; its zoned for residential or a traditional neighborhood. We had nothing to say about it. We knew nothing about it. I dont have to be happy or happy with it. He followed with Its criminal what they did. We dont like it. They ran roughshod over us. They didnt consider the impact of residents. He continued: There was no consideration to the people around it. As a resident in the Blue Cove Subdivision for more than 10 years, I am all too familiar with being run roughshod over by you, our illustrious mayor and our incompetent City Council. Obviously, I dont like the location of the new retention pond anymore than my neighbors, but I am glad to see the mayor is getting a taste of his own medicine. Welcome to our reality Mr. Mayor, perhaps you now have a minuscule understanding of what it feels like to be completely ignored and run roughshod over by those in authority. Doesnt feel very good does it? I would like to remind Mr. Ward, that he was not elected to completely ignore and disregard the opinions, needs and desires of those that elected him. His job description and, that of the city council members, does not entail taking as much money as possible from his constituents and this community and then wasting it on any harebrained scheme he deems a viable way of generating more revenue. As I recall, the initial net figure generated for the city by the red-light camera fiasco was approximately $150,000, but this was at the expense of fining your constituents and neighbors more than $500,000 dollars in fines. I would gladly wager that those figures will diminish as more people become aware of our red-light camera traps. I have noticed many of our drivers completely avoid right turns on red to make sure they wont be ticketed. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to see, it is the poorest of decisions to remove over a half a million dollars from our community in order to generate such a paltry sum for this city. None of the residents that I know wanted the redlight cameras, the Greenlight communication system or the newly acquired sewage and water system from Rainbow Springs. It should be quite apparent to any thinking person that the culmination of all of these poor decisions will undoubtedly result in a huge debt imposed on us, the taxpayers. In my 63 years, I have lived in several small towns and some very large cities, but I have never seen or even heard of a mayor that was as arrogant, condescending and inconsiderate of his constituents as you have proven to be. You can rest assured that I will be happy to do all I can to help my fellow taxpayers see that you and your accomplices are never re-elected. In closing, I hope that reading his own words will give the mayor some much needed insight and perspective and possibly result in a new and different attitude concerning the decisions he makes on our behalf. Honestly though, I doubt it. PS: If the total number of registered voters for a municipality is between 500 and 2000, Florida statue 100.361 allows for a recall election for malfeasance and incompetence by having either 100 or 10 percent, whichever is greater, of registered voters for that municipality sign a recall petition. William Harrison Dunnellon Resident questions all of the spending Am I in Obamaland or what? Our City Council and our city manager are getting us deeper and deeper in debt. Since Ms. Algiere has been city manager we are borrowing more and more money, which will bankrupt our town. Rainbow Springs residents please dont boycott businesses in town because of our city leaders. Some of the business people might be your neighbors and have no say about who gets voted onto the City Council. We do have a few good council persons, so please city residents know who youre voting for and study their record. We should allow business owners in Dunnellon to vote for or against who is running for office since it is going to affect them in the end. What is so wrong with the newest retention pond the county has made? If our City Council doesnt stop borrowing money our city will be turned over to the county anyway. Sincerely, Miriam Lapham Teachers reach goes far beyond halls of school Editors Note: This letter is being printed at the request of Dr. Cecilia Chessa, who nominated Mrs. Bonnie Litterine for the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerces Making a Difference award. I recently nominated Mrs. Bonnie Litterine, the music teacher at Dunnellon Elementary for the Chamber of Commerces Making a Difference award. While she was not selected, I would like to make her contributions known to the wider Dunnellon Community. Mrs. Litterine moved to Dunnellon when she was 8 years old, and attended elementary, middle and high school here in our city. According to her own account, garnered from her website, she was shy, quiet and lacking in self-confidence that is until she joined the Chorus. She claims that this helped her to become a better allaround student, as she became more self-confident and more able to participate in the full experiences that school has to offer. The highlight of my Christmas season was the Christmas pageant that Mrs. Litterine clearly worked tirelessly to produce. As with most parents, I expected to enjoy cute children singing some standard favorites. Instead, from pre-K onward, each class sang, literally, like angels. She chose humorous and original pieces for the children to sing, along with those we all know. The pieces were carefully choreographed, so that there was fantastic dance and movement accompanying the wonderful music. Mrs. Litterine stood in front of the children, and directed and cued them with an obvious passion for her craft. I spoke with other parents who were also pleasantly shocked by the high caliber of the music program at Dunnellon Elementary. We all know for better or worse that our schools are so driven by testing that there is time for little else. Not even for recess. I believe that Mrs. Litterine, and her other local counterparts, vastly improves the well-being of our community by passing along her love of music to our children, and allowing them to hold song in their hearts and minds, along with Math and Language Arts. As in her own case, children learn in a myriad of ways, and music should be one central component of their learning opportunities. Because of Mrs. Litterines music program, we have more happy and musical children in Dunnellon, and more proud parents. Lets hope that more of them choose to stay here, as did our music teacher at Dunnellon Elementary. Tragically, the music program at the school is in danger of falling victim to budget cuts. As a mother of a first-grader there, Id like to do what I can to see that that does not happen. Best Regards,Dr. Cecilia Chessa Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 13 000AHXL 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! 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES R ipe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean inspiration to your everyday meals with these recipes using Crisco olive oils to help you turn an ordinary meal into a memorable one. Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to salads, vegetables and meats. Pure olive oil offers a mild, subtle olive flavor with a hint of fruit to sauts and stirfries. Light tasting olive oil is ideal as an all-purpose cooking oil that can be used for sauting, roasting vegetables or in baked goods like muffins, cakes and brownies. For more recipes, visit www.crisco.com. Roasted Lemon-Garlic ChickenPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Chicken: Crisco Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Tasting Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (4 to 5 pound) whole chicken, rinsed with neck and giblets removed Salt and pepper Gravy: 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup milk 1 (0.87 to 1.2 ounces) package chicken gravy mix 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1.Heat oven to 400F. Spray a shallow roasting pan with rack with no-stick cooking spray. 2.Mix oil, oregano and garlic. Brush mixture over entire chicken. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Place in prepared pan, breast side down; let stand 30 minutes. Turn chicken breast side up. 3.Roast 65 to 70 minutes, basting occasionally. Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4.Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5.Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy. Mediterranean EssentialsFresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking, so keep some of these essential ingredients on hand:Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and TomatoesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 1-pound box linguine pasta 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1.Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. 2.Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes. 3.Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1 to 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 cup Crisco Pure Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. 2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. 3.Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. 4.Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender. Vegetables tomatoes, onions, shallots, peppers, carrots, spinach, eggplant Grains pasta, couscous, oats, barley, corn, rice Dairy yogurt, unsalted butter Beans and legumes chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils Fresh herbs and spices cumin, garlic, rosemary, fennel, oregano, basil Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino, ricotta, Manchego, feta Condiments olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, capers, honey
A nnie 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. Free AARP Tax Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays now through April 11. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066 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. are now preparing to take this self-management program out into the community. The chronic disease self-management program empowers people to take control of their health, emphasizing the individuals role in managing lifestyle and building self-confidence. By adopting healthy behaviors, they can avoid hospitalizations and fulfill their greatest possible potential to once again derive pleasure from life. The 2-1/2 hour workshops meet weekly for six weeks. They are entertaining and interactive, and include techniques for dealing with: Frustration, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, isolation, exercises for improving strength, flexibility and endurance, nutrition, appropriate use of medications, and communicating effectively with health professionals The Living with Chronic Disease Workshops will be offered at 10 a.m. beginning March 7 at First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon. The program is available for other organizations open to hosting the six-week event. Its free to participants, but reservations are limited to 16 per class, so RSVP by calling Lisa Varner at 352-854-5230, and find out how you and those you love can learn to live healthy ... no matter what your condition. Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 15 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 000AI9E I know life doesnt come with a schedule. 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Bright colors begin to creep over the winter landscape. If this season inspires you to immediately purchase and plant the first brightly-colored flowers you see at the store, stop! The secret to a successful garden is planning, but the good news is you dont have to do this alone. UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners offer free help and advice, as well as the following tips to get your garden off to a great start. Before you buy: Analyze your site. Does the area get full sun or partial shade? Does it drain well or does it hold water after a rain? Test your soil to determine the pH and what nutrients are already available in your soil. The Master Gardeners offer the pH test for free or you can send your soil sample to UFs soil lab for a nutrient and pH analysis for $7. Use this information to determine what plants would grow best at your site. The Master Gardeners can help recommend the right plants, as well as maintenance practices and pest control measures. Vegetables: Vegetables like full sun, so plant your vegetable garden in the sunniest spot thats close to a water source. To cut down on waste, grow the vegetables your family likes to eat. Zucchini is an easy choice for first-time gardeners. Plant radishes for instant gratification; radishes go from seed to harvest in about 30 days. Flowering plants: Group plants with similar growing requirements together, making maintenance and treatment easier. Many annuals, including sunflowers, zinnia and marigolds can be planted directly from seed. Theyre also drought-tolerant and will bloom until the first frost with proper care. Avoid purchasing plants that are diseased, infested with insects, spindly or have roots extending from the pots. Prepare for planting by visiting the Marion County Master Gardeners Spring Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 for the areas largest all-in-one plant sale and gardening expo. Browse 90 gardening vendors and learn at educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations. Get advice and answers from Master Gardeners (look for the dark green polo shirts) and bring the kids for fun youth activities. Admission is $1. For more information on the festival or the Master Gardeners, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ springfestival.htm or call 352-671-8400. Norma Samuel is Urban Horticulture Agent with the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service. The Master Gardeners are volunteers at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, a cooperation between the University of Florida and the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. Theyre available to assist you with any garden-related inquiry; give them a call at 352-6718400 NORMA SAMUEL Special to Riverland News EXTENSION SERVICE S inger/songwriter Mindy Simmons will present a concert full of love to celebrate Valentines Day, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Sunday Sampler at the historic Dunnellon Depot at 12061 S. Williams St.. Simmons displays an artistry that has evolved during the past two decades. She flows through her concerts mixing humor and emotion with style and grace. Mindy Music combines folk, blues, country, originals and beloved old standards. Simmons is a genuine performer, who guides her audience down the bumpy road of life, smiling all the way. She has toured nationwide since 1980 and has sold her Mindy Music to thousands of loyal fans. Her original CDs will be available at the concert. She is a regular at the annual Will McLean Music Festival in April. Donation is $10 at the door. Funds support musicians who teach through their art, the history, heritage and environment of Florida. Free refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information, call 465-2167. Emil and Audrey DeDonato of Rainbow Lakes Estates will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Feb. 4 at the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic church. They were married on Feb. 4, 1951 at St. Leos Catholic Church in Elmwood Park, N.J. They have three sons, Ralph, Robert, Richard and six grandchildren. The DeDonatos purchased their home in May of 1974 and moved to Florida in 1975. 61st wedding anniversary COMMUNITY BRIEFS Sunday Sampler sweetheart to perform at Depot
graduate couldnt come up with a winning formula against Quarantillo, losing by a split decision. Leones coach, Chris Hickman, said his fighter was good halfway through the opening round, but admitted Leone got tired during the second period. Leone admitted his conditioning wasnt where it needed to be for his fight, nor was it where it normally was at. Im a little disappointed, Leone explained. I gassed out after first round. I came out second round, I was dead. There was a point we were locked up, I didnt remember when that was. Then we watched the video, and it was at the beginning of the second round. I was so darn tired. I dont know what happened, Im disappointed because there was a lot more people at this fight to watch me. My condition went out the window after the first round he was a tough kid, a tough kid. He just had a better night. Leone said he plans on getting back in the gym immediately to work on strength training and cardiovascular endurance. Im not taking any time off at all, he said. That fight left a bad taste in my mouth. I could have done better. His fans said he shouldnt be disappointed by the loss, because of his effort in the ring. Im proud of him, he put up a good fight, Megan Smith said. I hope he goes pro. Ive known him for a long time and I want to see him go for it. Paige Flemming said Leone definitely put up a good fight. Im proud of him, she explained. He has a good heart and will go far in life. Losing will only make him stronger. Leones plans are to remain an amateur for the time being. I said if I lost, I was doing something wrong and I needed to keep working on skills, he said, noting he plans on trying to secure a few more fights in the next couple of months. Then, he said, he know what he wants to do. I want that rematch, I want that kid again, he said. Hes not a better fighter than I am, I believe. I just didnt show it. big things from them on the mound and offensively, Baly, a 2000 DHS graduate, said. We certainly believe we have one of the toughest, if not the toughest district, in the state. We talked about it in our team meeting and we believe if we can make it through the district tournament, we will be battle tested when it comes to the state tournament. We also know we are not going to have a lot of blow out victories, there is going to be a lot of close, hard-fought games. Baly believes his teams strengths will be from the plate this season, unlike past teams which relied much on its pitching and defense. He noted the team wont have the speed it did last year. Were geared toward offense this year, Baly explained. Last year, we were a singles type team. We dont have the speed we did, but I think we can make up for that because we have a lot of guys who have the potential to hit for extra bases. This might be the best offensive team weve had at Dunnellon. Thats not say the players are discounting what needs to be done on the mound and in the field, Baly said. Theyre working hard, he explained. Weve got guys who are staying after, just to get in the extra reps. They are not afraid to put in the extra work to get better and improve. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 000AHVH LOWEST PRICES! Prices Good Through February 18, 2012 DUNNELLON WINE & SPIRITS 11352 N. Williams St. #200, Rainbow Square Shopping Center, Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-9800 Roth Vodka Distilled from grapes. 5 times distilled $ 25 99 + tax 1.75 L Cluny Scotch $ 32 99 + tax Johnnie Walker Red $ 32 99 + tax 1.75 L Jack Daniels $ 15 99 $ 18 99 + tax Raynal VSOP Brandy 3 DAY SPECIAL Thurs., Feb. 9 Fri., Feb. 10 Sat., Feb. 11 Coupon Required. 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Central Florida Sod Call Steve for a FREE Estimate 352-601-7964 Licensed & Insured IRRIGATION 000ADRD WELL HOOK-UPS DHS BASEBALL AT A GLANCE COACH: Shane Baly, first season. The 2000 DHS grad spent the past five years working as an assistant with coach Tommy Boss. KEY LOSSES: P/OF Reid Love, P Gavin McArdle, C Forrest Wheeler, OF David Miller. KEY RETURNERS: P Shelby Payne, P Connor Hannah, P Trevor Phillips, P Connor Wentz. KEY NEWCOMERS: P Francisco Rosario, Jordan Boley, Shane Williams, Jeremy Dominey and Gage Honeyset. SEASON SCHEDULE: Feb. 9 vs. Lecanto, 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 vs. West Port, 7 p.m.; Feb. 14 vs. Citrus, 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 16 vs. Williston, 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 17 at Belleview, 7 p.m.; Feb. 21 vs. Eustis, 7 p.m.; Feb. 21 at Crystal River, 7 p.m.; Feb. 27 vs. Vanguard, 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 29 at Forest, 6:30 p.m.; March 2 at Hernando, 7 p.m.; March 6 vs. Tavares, 7 p.m.; March 7 vs. Lake Weir, 6:30 p.m.; March 9 vs. Nature Coast, 7 p.m.; March 13 vs. Belleview, 7 p.m.; March 15 vs. Forest, 6:30 p.m.; March 16 at North Marion, 6:30 p.m.; March 19 at Bay High School, 6:30 p.m.; March 27 at Eustis, 7 p.m.; March 29 at Williston, 6:30 p.m.; March 30 vs. Crystal River, 7 p.m.; April 3 vs. Hernando, 7 p.m.; April 5 at Tavares, 7 p.m.; April 6 vs. North Marion, 6:30 p.m.; April 10 at Nature Coast, 7 p.m.; April 17 at Vanguard, 6:30 p.m.; April 18 at Trinity Catholic, 6:30 p.m.; April 20, at West Port, 7 p.m. ROAR continued from page 8 LEONE continued from page 8 Photos by JOE DUNAWAY/For the Riverland News ABOVE: Tony Leone, left, takes a shot at Billy Quarantillo in their 160-pound title fight Saturday at the Ocala Entertainment Complex. BELOW: Leone is pinned against the cage by Quarantillo.
Womans Club of Dunnellon slates events The Womans Club will host its general meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 9. The Club will also have a pot luck luncheon, followed by a guest speaker. The donation for the month will be the Homeless Children and Youth program. Items needed: boys sizes 5 through 10 underwear, medium or large socks, coats, jackets, sweaters, and mens size small for the older youth. If you wish to donate cash, please make check out to the Womans Club of Dunnellon. The Womans Club will have a day trip Thursday, Feb. 16, traveling to the Hudson Show Palace to see Hairspray. The show includes lunch. For more information or to RSVP, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782. The Womans Club will host game day at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Clubhouse. Bring your favorite game(s) such as mah jonng, dominos, cards, etc. Everyone is welcome. Bring snacks and/or drinks if you desire. For more information, call Joan Cothern at 465-0782 or Gerry Hess at 465-8195. Support Group to meet SaturdayThe North Central PostPolio Support Group will present the program, What Makes You Tick, at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Dr. Daniel Rieders, FACC, FHCS, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the different types of heart arrhythmia and how the condition develops. For more information, call Carolyn Raville at 489-1731. NARFE slates meeting Feb. 13Chapter 776 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the B&W Rexall Drugs, 214 S. U.S. 41, Inverness. A short lunch will follow at 1. Ms. Teddi Rusnak, president of the Citrus County Council (CCC), will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 352-270-0185. Hospice of Marion starts new support groupAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. For more information, call 352-854-5200. Dunnellon Garden Club to meet Feb. 16The Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon Feb. 16 at the Dunnellon Womans Club, 11756 Cedar St. Jack Bachelor of Paradise Orchids will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the fine art of raising orchids. Refreshments will be served, and all guests are welcome. Tickets remain for the clubs annual Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the First Methodist Church in Dunnellon. For information, call Erline Likens at 4654656 or Sandy Robinson at 489-2785. boost from several Lady Tiger errors, the Lady Colts struck for a 4-0 lead in the first inning, as that would be all McKinnon would need in as she shut down Dunnellon a 4-0 victory. Eleanor Goodloe, Leslie Maddox, Morgan Shalna, Alora Thompson and Bianca Pierro each had a single for the Lady Tigers. It was our first tournament as a team so we had some jitters. Our hitting was excellent and we ran bases well, Dunnellon head coach Clay Thompson said. However, the defensive errors and not focusing or completing plays hurt us. Ashlee Winn, a regular starter, was unable to play Saturday after injuring her ankle the day before at practice. She still showed up to support her girls. It was hard just sitting there and watching, she said. But the girls did well today, our hitting was excellent, especially the first game. Dunnellon opened its regular season Tuesday at Belleview. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play their home opener Friday against Crystal River. The junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. and the varsity starts at 7. Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 17 000AI9T Butler Multi Services, LLC 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon PH: (352) 465-1431 UPS WESTERN UNION NOTARY/MOBILE NOTARY SECRETARIAL COPY-BLK/WH OR COLOR FAXING INCOMING/OUTGOING BUSINESS CARDS LAMINATING BINDING PARTY SUPPLY PERSONALIZATION 000AIA1 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com With this coupon. Expires 2/29/12 Free Chips & Salsa, Spinach Dip, Potato Skins, or Wings with the purchase of 2 entrees 000AFSF Follow us: Facebook.com/youtoepiadayspa 000AIB0 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon 489-2100 y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a yo u T oepia Day Spa $ 35.00 Lic #MM21133 Couples Valentines Saturday, Feb. 11 Call for appointment Champagne, Treats & Spa Pedicure Couples only $40 W o w W o w Wow! Many fans arrived in Kissimmee to show support for the team and be the teams cheerleaders. In the 2-minute, 30second routine, the girls put their all into the jumps, dances and stunts. For the fist time during the competitive season, none of the stunts hit the ground, nor did any flyers. Results were announced later that night and spread shock to Dunnellons squad. Out of the 13 different teams that had competed in the division, Dunnellon placed fifth. We were able to perform our best and we accomplished our goal to just have fun, senior Justine Horn said. We had such a rough season that I think we deserved this ending. Earning fifth in the entire state is one of the highest rankings Dunnellons competitive squad has ever reached. With five seniors on the team, empty spots will be left on next years squad. Tryouts for the 2013 competitive cheerleading team will be in the fall 2012. CHEER continued from page 8 LADY continued from page 8 COMMUNITY EVENTS Womens outdoor workshop scheduled Wanted: Adventurous and outdoorsy women wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, handson environment. If this could be you, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in the Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) workshop near Ocala. The three-day workshop takes place March 9 to 11 at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. Friday and ends Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to people 18 years and older who wants to improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-andone-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with fishing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with hands-on experience. The most popular classes women sign up for are canoeing/kayaking, reading the woods, handguns and archery, BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are outdoor cooking, shooting sports, wilderness survival, camping/backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness first aid, map & compass, pan fishing, fly fishing, boating, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass fishing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bow hunting and knot tying. The cost for the threeday workshop is $175, and there are discounted slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the first time. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a firstcome, first-served basis. For more information about the BOW workshop or how you can register, visit MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Hawk at 561625-5122. SEND US YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News would like you to send us your anniversary, engagement and wedding announcments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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D unnellon mining town roots will be celebrated Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, with food, crafts, music and much more as Dunnellon celebrates its history as a mining town during Boomtown Days. The weekend will be filled with Arts & Crafts, a festival of music, food, and antique car show. About 125 crafts displays will line Dunnellons beautiful tree-lined Historic District on West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street, which will be closed to vehicle traffic. A beauty pageant to crown the Queen of the Rainbow will be Sunday, April 22, and the Little Miss & Mr. Dunnellon pageant will be Saturday, April 21. The 2012 Queen of the Rainbow pageant applications are now available. Females, ages 15 to 20, are encouraged to participate in this tradition. Prizes include trophies, tiaras, cash prizes, flowers, and more! Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce and in the front office of Dunnellon High School. 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Annual event April 21 and 22 Christina Thompson paints a young girl's face at a Student Art Exhibit during the 2011 Boomtown Days. Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance now 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 4895066. 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, a resident of Rainbow Springs, 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. Chi Zetas donation this year goes toward the newly developed handson Science laboratory. Sections of the lab are neatly organized into three major study sections: Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science, with a forth resource section for teachers materials. Every student in each grade level has the opportunity to explore the science lab material by looking through microscopes, measuring, and other hands-on experiments to insure learning thorough understanding. Chi Zeta is extremely pleased to be a part of the education of Dunnellons youth. Chi Zetas Donation to Romeo Elementary Regina Lazear, (middle) Chairman of the Service committee for Chi Zeta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority delivers a check to Principal, Kathy Hultman (left) and Assistant Principal, Lisa Coy (right) of the Romeo Elementary school. COMMUNITY BRIEFS
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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. Fictitious Name Notices 236-0209 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Karen Cluster d/b/a Medical Transcription Service located at 10816 SW 91st Terrace, Ocala, FL 34481 in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 30 day of Jan., 2012. /s/ Karen Cluster Owner Feb. 9, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Meeting Notices 237-0209 RIV 2/13 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating an Executive Committee Meeting on Monday, February 13, 2012. The meeting will be held 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 877-336-5427 or 352-563-9939 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Feb. 9, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 238-0209 RIV 2/27 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/27/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNDT13WXY2362939 2000 CHEVROLET Feb. 9, 2012. 239-0209 RIV2/22 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 02/22/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant 240-0209 RIV2/24 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 02/24/2012 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. 1MELM75W2RX667642 1994 MERCURY 4T1SV21E6MU458314 1991 TOYOTA Feb. 9, 2012. 242-0209 RIV2/28 sale PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on February 28, 2012 at European Car Clinic LLC, 210 W Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-629-5047.No titles, as is, cash only. 1982 Mercedes 380SL Conv, VIN WDBBA45A0CB016186 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $1722.09. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court.Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. Feb. 9, 2012. 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. 1HGEJ6675YL011761 2000 HONDA JYARJ16E48A003160 2008 YAMAHA Feb. 9, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 230-0209 RIVVs. Tropical Breeze Boating Center, Inc. 10-4839-CA-B Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-4839-CA-B TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. TROPICAL BREEZE BOATING CENTER, INC., ROSALIE A. LILJEROS, AND ROSALIE A. LILJEROS, TRUSTEE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Marion County, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 5th day of Jan., 2012, in that certain case pending in the Circuit Court in and for Marion County, Florida, Civil Action No. 10-4839-CA-B, in which T.D. BANK, N.A., a national banking association, is the Plaintiff and TROPICAL BREEZE BOATING CENTER, INC., ROSALIE A. LILJEROS, individually, and ROSALIE A. LILEROS, Trustee, are Defendants, shall offer for sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Marion County Judicial Center located at 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida, on March 6, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the same being a legal sale day and the hour a legal hour of sale, the property described on the attached Exhibit A and the contents thereof in Marion County, Florida. The said property offered together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining, being sold to satisfy said Final Judgment of Foreclosure. ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. Dated this 17 th day of January, 2012. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, As Clerk of the Court (COURT SEAL) By: /S/ E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Lots 14, 15, 16, 25 and 26, Block J, Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, Plat Book Unrecorded, at Page 62, all in Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Said Lots being more particularly described as follows: Lot 14, Block J, Lake George Manor, according to the Unrecorded Plat UNR, Page 62, Marion County Public Records, being a portion of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, lying in Marion County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly Right-Of-Way of Northeast 97th Street and the Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 28, of the Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, UNR-062, said point being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 03 degrees 35, and a chord bearing of North 45 degrees 57 West; thence run along said Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19 and the arc of said curve, a distance of 123.99 feet; thence departing said Right-Of-Way, run North 42 degrees 14 East, a distance of 125.00 feet to a Point of Beginning, said point also being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 48 degrees 37 West, an arc length of 63.79 feet; thence North 40 degrees 30 East, a distance of 100.00 feet to a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, said curve having a radius of 2201.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of South 48 degrees 37 East; thence run along the arc of said curve, a distance of 66.82 feet; thence departing said curve, run South 42 degrees 14 West, a distance of 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Lot 15, Block J, Lake George Manor, according to the Unrecorded Plat UNR, Page 62, Marion County Public Records, being a portion of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, lying in Marion County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly Right-Of-Way of Northeast 97th Street and the Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 28, of the Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, UNR-062, said point being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 03 degrees 35, and a chord bearing of North 45 degrees 57 West; thence run along said Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19 and the arc of said curve a distance of 123.99 feet; thence departing said Right-Of-Way, run North 42 degrees 14 East, a distance of 125.00 feet to a Point of Beginning, said point also being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 48 degrees 37 West, an arc length of 63.79 feet; thence continue along said curve, concave Northeasterly, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 232-0209 RIV Vs. Klugger, Inc. 11-1748-CA-B (Lot 18) Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-1748-CA-B RES-FL FIVE, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. KLUGGER, INC.; BELLWETHER HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; UNKNOWN TENANT 3; UNKNOWN TENANT 4; and JOSHUA J. KLUGGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Marion County, Florida, described in attached Exhibit A, at public sale, to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, at 11:00 a.m., on February 23, 2012 in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 23, 2012. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By: /s/ E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Agents File No.: Klugger 1 Lot 18 of BELLWETHER, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 55-58, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. February 2 and 9, 2012. 2037-2532197. 233-0209 RIV Vs. Klugger, Inc. 11-1748-CA-B (Klugger 2) Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-1748-CA-B RES-FL FIVE, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. KLUGGER, INC.; BELLWETHER HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; UNKNOWN TENANT 3; UNKNOWN TENANT 4; and JOSHUA J. KLUGGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Marion County, Florida, described in attached Exhibit A, at public sale, to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Judicial Center, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, at 11:00 a.m., on February 23, 2012 in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 23, 2012. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By: /s/ E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Agents File No.: Klugger 2 The following described lands in Marion County, Florida: Beginning at a point South 746.32 feet and East 2498.09 feet from the Northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 23, Township 17 South, Range 23 East, the bearing of the North boundary of said NE 1/4 being East, said Point of Beginning being on the Southwesterly right of way line curve of a 50 foot wide road, known as Ticucuan Road, said right of way line curve being concave Northeasterly, having a radius of 777.67 feet; thence Northwesterly along said Southwesterly right of way line curve, a chord bearing a distance of North 52 degrees 59 10 West 93.34 feet; thence South 06 degrees 00 00 West 124.11 feet, more or less, to the 57.40 Mean Sea Level Elevation Contour LIne of Lake Welr; thence meandering in a counter clockwise direction, along and with said 57.40 Mean Sea Level Elevation Contour Line, the following meaner line bearing and distance of South 55 degrees 24 35 East 91.10 feet to a point which is South 06 degrees 00 00 West from the Point of Beginning; thence North 06 degrees 00 00 East 119.62, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. February 2 and 9, 2012. 2037-2532200 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 50 degrees 22 West, an arc length of 63.79 feet, thence North 39 degrees 45 East, a distance of 100.00 feet to a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, said curve having a radius of 2201.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of South 50 degrees 22 East; thence run along the arc of said curve a distance of 66.82 feet; thence departing said curve, run South 40 degrees 30 West, a distance of 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Lot 16, Block J, Lake George Manor, according to the Unrecorded Plat UNR, Page 62, Marion County Public Records, being a portion of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, lying in Marion County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly Right-Of-Way of Northeast 97th Street and the Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 28, of the Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, UNR-062, said point being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 03 degrees 35, and a chord bearing of North 45 degrees 57 West; thence run along said Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19 and the arc of said curve, a distance of 123.99 feet; thence departing said Right-Of-Way, run North 42 degrees 14 East, a distance of 125.00 feet to a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 03 degrees 28, and a chord bearing of North 49 degrees 29 West, an arc length of 127.57 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said curve, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 52 degrees 08 West, an arc length of 63.79 feet; thence North 37 degrees 01 East, a distance of 100.00 feet to a point on curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 2201.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of South 52 degrees 06 East; thence run along the arc of said curve, a distance of 66.82 feet, thence departing said curve, run South 38 degrees 45 West, a distance of 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Lot 25, Block J, Lake George Manor, according to the Unrecorded Plat UNR, Page 62, Marion County Public Records, being a portion of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, lying in Marion County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly Right-Of-Way of Northeast 97th Street and the Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 28, of the Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, UNR-062, said point being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 05 degrees 20, and a chord bearing of North 46 degrees 49 West; thence run along said Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19 and the arc of said curve, a distance of 183.98 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence continue along said Right-Of-Way through a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 50 degrees 22 West, an arc length of 60 feet; thence departing said Right-Of-Way, run North 38 degrees 45 East, a distance of 125.00 feet to a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, said curve having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of South 50 degrees 22 East; thence run along the arc of said curve, a distance of 63.79 feet; thence South 40 degrees 30 West, a distance of 125.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Lot 26, Block J, Lake George Manor, according to the Unrecorded Plat UNR, Page 62, Marion County Public Records, being a portion of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 26 East, lying in Marion County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly Right-Of-Way of Northeast 97th Street and the Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway 419, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 28, of the Unrecorded Plat of Lake George Manor, UNR-062, said point being a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 03 degrees 35, and a chord bearing of North 45 degrees 57 West; thence run along said Northeasterly Right-Of-Way of State Highway #19 and the arc of said curve, a distance of 123.99 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence continue along said Right-Of-Way through a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1976.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of North 48 degrees 37 West, an arc length of 60.00 feet; thence departing said Right-Of-Way, run North 40 degrees 30 East, a distance of 125.00 feet to a point on a curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 2101.08 feet, a central angle of 01 degrees 44, and a chord bearing of South 48 degrees 37 East; thence run along the arc of said curve, a distance of 63.79 feet; thence South 42 degrees 14 West, a distance of 125.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. February 2 and 9, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 241-0216 RIV Scott, Maurice R. 2011-CP-1392 (F) Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-1392 (F) Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MAURICE R. SCOTT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Maurice R. Scott, deceased, whose date of death was February 28, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Ave., Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decdents 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 February 9, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Ronald L. 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R ainbow Springs State Park staff, Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) members and volunteers have begun preparations for the annual Cracker Days event, which is presented for the public each February. This year the event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26. As a return to yesteryear and to celebrate the history of Florida Crackers, each year a weekend of living history is portrayed. Visitors will enjoy an old fashioned cow camp, living history exhibits, demonstrations, crafters, storytellers and live music. The Crafty Ladies of the park will sell homemade toys and other goods, vendors will sell food and drinks and there will be a native plant sale both days. Marylou Klein, an active volunteer since 1997 and FORS member since 2000, has been chairing the event since 2002. She was first attracted to the event because of the history and the crafts. A weaver and spinner at the time, Klein first participated as a demonstrator at the event in 2001. When speaking with her about Cracker Days, it is easy to see she holds a special place in her heart for the annual February event. Klein has a huge appreciation of Florida history and the people who interpret the story. I love to stand on the hill and see so many people learning and enjoying, she said. It is great to see that outer area that I call the meadow (the old Zoo complex) filled with activity. Its like stepping back into the past. When I first began at the park there was a great concern for visibility and attendance. We had just come through a time when parks were closed for financial reasons and we (Rainbow Springs State Park) were brand new. Cracker Days started as an attempt to encourage visitation and to provide a learning experience for the people who were here to enjoy the azaleas. It had grown out of a week-long event called Spring at the Springs and was only one day. Born in New Milford, Conn., and raised in Torrington, Conn., Kleins first memory of what volunteering was and could accomplish was through her mother. Kleins mother was active as a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and was on the committee that opened the first Girl Scout Camp in Torrington Camp Maria Pratt. Recognizing at a young age that volunteers could certainly make a difference, it is not surprising that Klein went on to volunteer at various levels: from committees to board membership to interpretations to Ambassador levels. She was President of FORS from 2003 to 2007. She became a Master Gardner in 2000 and while she is no longer as active in that role, she still loves to give tours of the gardens at Rainbow Springs. Throughout her working career, Klein was never too far from books. She received her Liberal Arts Degree at the University of Connecticut with thoughts of entering the publishing field. She instead taught fourth and fifth grade for a short time before pursuing her masters degree. She received her Masters in Library Science while on Long Island and intended to become a reading specialist and help others learn to read and enjoy books. Klein worked at various libraries, including story hours for children. While a branch librarian, she met her second husband, Artie, who loved the outdoors and camping and had Florida connections. He first introduced her to Florida and Ocala. When Artie was a young man, he had visited Rainbow Springs and had picnicked here. The couple enjoyed the three seasons of Ocala and in 1995 retired to Rainbow Springs. By 1997, Artie was volunteering at Rainbow Springs and joined FORS, eventually becoming a member of the Board of Directors. In 2001, when he died, she was asked if she would fill his position and finish his term. Soon, she was asked by Linda Brown to be her vice president. Klein credits all of the volunteer activity with helping her to handle her grief by keeping busy, focused and doing something productive. Twice widowed and a breast cancer survivor herself, her outlook on life is sunny and cheerful. Volunteering has helped her maintain her healthy attitude and lifestyle. There is absolutely no reason for anyone in Dunnellon to be bored or lonely. We have so many wonderful places to volunteer, she said about volunteering. At the park, not only do you get to use old skills, but you learn new ones all the time. You learn about the environment and history, and have the opportunity to pass it on to others. You can work inside or outside, doing physical or administrative jobs. We are always looking for new Board members for FORS. I used to haunt the rangers with questions about native plants and trees and animals. I really admired them for the variety of skills they needed to successfully fill their position. I could also see that there was more to be done in a day than what the number of rangers the park had could do. The park is part of our community. We can help to make it better by volunteering. Cracker Days itself can use a little help this year. On Friday, Jan. 6, there was a structural fire at the Headsprings Visitor Center. The sprinkler system did a good job, along with local firefighters, but the building is presently unusable and many of the items stored in the building for events have been lost due to water, smoke or fire damage. Donations from the community would be a great help at this time. Many things are needed from old candles to cotton materials for making costumes, baskets, pottery and butter churns everything needs to be replaced. If you have donations you feel may be of interest to the interpretation of Florida Cracker History, stop by or give us a call. 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Klein celebrates 10 years of Cracker Days NURTURING NATURE Special to the Riverland NewsVolunteer Marylou Klein, left, speaks with fellow volunteer Nellie Broos at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair in October 2011. Sharon Huston
with just one dog, but this year she will be showing three dogs in the SEYF, and on Feb. 11, she will be showing in the State Fair in Tampa with two of her dogs. Landers is the captain of two local dog teams going to the State Fair. Last year, she won agility, obedience, brace and record book at the Youth Fair, which also earned her High Point in the dog show. I am most proud of my High Point with my dogs, Landers said. Landers also will be showing in the lamb show for her third year at the youth fair on Feb. 22, with her breed lamb, Maah. Landers showed Maah last year in the market lamb show and decided not to sell her, instead keeping and breeding her. Maah is expecting babies very soon. I hope she has them before the fair, Landers said with excitement. Landers and her parents, Warren and Karen, told the story of one year when Brittanys lamb had babies the night before the show. Maah needs to have her babies a few days in advance of the event or wait until after. Its not something that can really be predicted. Landers placed third in Record Book for both her breed and market lambs a year ago. Breed lambs are when you dont sell the animal, but keep them for breeding purposes, Landers explained. And market lambs are when you sell them and they go for butcher. This will be Landers ninth year showing a hog at the fair. My first year was the only year I placed, and I got sixth in my class, she said. But for the past two years Ive placed top 12 in Showmanship. She got her pig from Cottondale, where most of the Dunnellon FFA chapter students got theirs. Landers got one of the first picks because her parents traveled to Cottondale to transport the hogs back to Dunnellon for the rest of the chapter to purchase. Her pig, a Yorkshire named Daisy, now weighs close to 260 pounds. I feed her Mormons (pigfeed), and she eats about a 50-pound bag of feed each week, Landers said. Landers and her parents recalled one year when her pig had to have surgery for a hernia and they didnt think it would make weight. It turned out as it continued to eat and recover in the pen it put on much more weight. Much to their surprise, it got pretty close. We will probably always be involved in the youth fair even after Brittany graduates, Brittanys father, Warren, explained. Im on the pig committee. I help set up the fairgrounds, and with unloading the pigs from the trailer. Landers is also a varsity cheerleader and is just finishing up the competition cheerleading season, but she still finds time to work with all of her animals. In addition to the animals she is preparing for the Youth Fair, Landers also has horses. One is a wild Mustang she is breaking that her family is in the process of adopting from the Bureau of Land Management. This is my busiest time of the year, Landers said. 22 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000AI2X 6976 N. Lecanto Hwy., Holder Intersection of 491 & 41 (352) 489-4933 ANY PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE EXPIRES 2/20/12 Pre-Or der Amish Pie s Visit us on FaceBook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce Black Buggy Canned Meats Amish Butter/Cheese Amish Wedding Canned Goods Dutch Valley Foods Smokey Mountain Canned Goods Martins Potato Chips ALSO: Fresh Fruits & Veggies Candy, Honey, Much More! 000ADT0 YOUR AMISH FOODS HEADQUARTERS We Make Gift Baskets 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 Clients S PECIALS 000AIAB $ 14 00 Haircut $ 20 00 Pedicure with free nail polish change $ 45 00 Color with cut and style $ 50 00 Perm with cut and style Long Hair $ 5 to $ 10 Extra We specialize in curly hair. Massage with hot stones 1/2 $ 30 MA57433 Just Like These Mythological Creatures $ 399 00 Hearing Aids Probably Dont Exist. Dont fall for our competitors bait and switch, come to Nu-Tech for HONEST advertised prices. www.nutechhearing.com 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala Next to Chilis 352-419-7911 3161C E G ulf to L ake H wy. I nverness 1/2 mile east of Walmart Call or come in today! M-F 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed Call 24/7 Operators Standing By 000AGI1 X-Mini $ 795 00 3-Year Warranty Water Resistant Digital Wireless 8 Bands Fits Up To Severe Hearing Loss NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST LOOK! No Small Print Answers to puzzle on page 3 KINGDOM continued from page 1 Landers also will be showing in the lamb show for her third year at the youth fair, with her breed lamb, Maah. Landers showed Maah last year in the market lamb show and decided not to sell her, instead keeping and breeding her. Maah is expecting babies very soon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News