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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 02-16-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, February 16, 2012Vol 30 No. 1875 cents WHATS HAPPENING Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100thyear project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212 @gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431. 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. through Friday, Feb. 17. The story is inside the library at 20351 Robinson Road. All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, call 438-4520. Dunnellon Garden Club to meet todayThe 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. 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 465-4656 or Sandy Robinson at 489-2785.Scout Pack 508 to host pancake supper The Church of the Advent/Cub Scout Pack 508 will have a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The Church of The Advent, 11251 S.W. County Road 484. The cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will go to Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Track. School Distirct OKs deal with city Greenlight Dunnellon Communications secured its first corporate contract, striking a deal with the Marion County School District. District officials approved a five-year contract worth $432,000, or $86,400 per year, with the city at its Jan. 24 meeting. The deal calls for Greenlight to provide high-speed Internet access to Dunnellon Elementary, Middle and High Schools up to 1 Gbs of speed on a dedicated line as well as provide fiber optics to their data center. Per the agreement, the city will install services for free at Woman agrees to deal, gets 25-year sentence Case stems from home invasion After serving more than 2-1/2 years in the Marion County Jail awaiting a trial on multitude of charges, including attempted first degree murder charges with a deadly weapon, a now 30year-old woman reached a plea deal with the State Attorneys office. Jamie D. Selkey of Winter Haven agreed to a deal for 25 years in prison stemming from a July 2009 home invasion incident in which Selkey knocked on a door of an elderly couple living in a home on River Drive, original reports stated. The attempted murder charge carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. She also faced charges of burglary of a dwelling while armed, burglary of a dwelling with battery, evidence tampering and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. According to the State Attorneys office, the charge of burglary of a dwelling with battery against Selkey was dropped due to a potential case of double jeopardy. She was adjudicated guilty on the four charges the state was pursuing. Selkey was also ordered to pay $32,859 in fines. Overall, Im pleased with the sentence, Bill 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. When Alexandra Love first got Wooty, the hog was just about 60 pounds and stuck to Love like glue. Wooty never ventured far from her person, even though at that size she was sometimes able to squeeze out of her pen. Now, Wooty is a little more independent. She will run around the yard exploring, but she makes sure she knows where Love is. When she has gone far enough, Wooty comes trotting back to Loves side. Alexandra Love is an 18-yearold senior at Dunnellon High School who is dual-enrolled at College of Central Florida in Ocala. This is Loves eighth year raising a hog for the Southeastern Youth Fair, 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. She started when she was in the third grade at the age of 8. Love likes showing hogs best. Ive done a chapter steer in Citrus Grill brings family flair to town Citrus Grill is now calling Dunnellon home, and its owners hope to do so for the foreseeable future after relocating the eatery from Citrus Avenue in Citrus County. If opening day Saturday is any indication to Citrus Grills future at 20430 E. Pennsylvania Ave., which has previously been the home to establishments such as Skeets Family Barbecue, Local Legends and, most recently, Rise N Shine. We did a hellacious breakfast, said Debbie OConnell, who runs the business with her sisters, Cindy Eislin, Terry Fletcher and Jayme Conklin as well as her parents, Jim and Lois Devita. We had about 10 of our regulars this morning, but most of the other faces were new. Hopefully, they wont be strangers and we get to know them. Relocating was a no brainer, OConnell said. This is a great location and has had some successful restaurants in the past, she explained. When we found out this location was available we just decided it was time to make the move. The menu is ample and offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items across the board, from fare such as chicken wings and rotisserie chicken to steaks and food for those who want a light meal. We have an extensive menu, OConnell said, noting she scours websites of restaurants countrywide in search of new recipe ideas. I would hope we have something everyone likes. We give out generous portions, but we also offer our waist watchers menu because we realize there are folks who dont want a big, heavy meal. OConnell said the eatery will offer customers incentives such as a card that will be stamped for every breakfast or lunch they eat at Citrus Grill. For every new customer they bring with them, theyll receive two stamps. Once the card is filled, the customer will receive a free breakfast or lunch, OConnell said. Citrus Girll is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 465-0111. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Eatery opens on E. Pennsylvania Avenue Resident: No answer from cityThe Friday deadline to hear from city officials came and went without a word, Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black said Monday. Black is leading a charge to boycott the citys highlyJamie Selkey will serve 25 years in prison. See WOMAN page 3 Amanda Eislin serves up a Turkey Club sandiwsh with a side of waffle fries. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News JEFF BRYAN, Riverland News Greenlight will provide Internet access to three schools For the Love of swine JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CITY page 13 LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ANSWER page 3 Dunnellon senior prepares for final hoorah at annual fair JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAfter a little running around, Wooty enjoys a belly rub from Alex Love on her familys farm in Romeo. Wooty snacks on some graham crackers. The rustling of the plastic package made her come running for her sweet treat. In the background is a young cow, Mildred. See SWINE page 12

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touted fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. The boycott stems from the citys recent purchase of Rainbow Springs Utility and the 25 percent surcharge imposed by the City Council on those who are now customers of the city-owned utility. On Monday, Feb. 6, Black delivered a certified note to city officials, stating 1,063 homeowners have signed a petition to boycott the citys $7.3-million utility, which is nearing a complete launch. Black set Friday, Feb. 10, deadline to hear from officials to see if there was a potential to come to an agreement both sides considered fair in hopes of avoiding the boycott. Now that Black hasnt heard from officials regarding the planned boycott, he said hell move onto step two of his plan to alert residents in Rainbow Springs to the plan. Billboards have been prepared for U.S. 41 North and South between Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs, Black said, explaining a vinyl wrap design will be used as an overlay on existing signs to ensure maximum exposure. He even explained to officials in his letter what he would do if he didnt hear from them. I will assume that you have chosen the collision course, he stated. We will then execute step two, the billboards. City Manager Lisa Algiere said officials are still moving forward as planned with the system, having already installed some fiber in the area. Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AGI9 A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 0 0 0 A F N O Whether youre a subscriber or you picked up a copy from your local newsstand, we just want to say . Two apply for position with Greenlight Greenlight Dunnellon Communications search for a communications specialist and program coordinator likely wont take long. Two people applied for the position, which will pay between $36,063 and $54,084 per year plus benefits. The candidates for the position are Harriet Daniels, a former reporter for the Ocala StarBanner, who use to cover the Dunnellon City Council as one of her beat assignments, and will likely is the favorite to fill the position because of her previous relationship with City Manager Lisa Algiere and the City Council. Daniels graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She worked for New York Times Regional Media Group, which owned both the Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun from August 1994 to November 2011. Daniels, who spent 21 years in the journalism field, covered a variety of beats including the Belleview City Government, the Alachua County School District, agriculture and veterans. On her employment application she requested a yearly salary of $42,000. Pamela Gardener is the other applicant seeking the newly created position. Gardener, who does not possess a bachelors degree, has an extensive background in advertising. She is currently employed by Phillips Printing in Ocala. Gardener, who requested a salary of $52,000 per year, has an Associates of Arts degree from Mattatuck Community College. Whoever the city hires, they will have their hands full as Greenlight is close to a complete launch and because officials plan on having a local channel, they will have to find enough content to fill the airtime. City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council at its Feb. 8 workshop that interviews would begin soon and felt confident about the candidates skill level. Theyre both exceptional, she said about Daniels and Gardeners resumes and work experience. Former Star-Banner reporter among pair of applicants JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Gladson, assistant state attorney, said. The Dunnellon Police Department did a great job on this, they collected all of the evidence that was needed. They conducted a real thorough invesigtation and put together a really tough case. They deserve a lot of credit. According to the report from the July 2009 incident, when the homeowner answered the door, they attempted to close the door but Selkey forced her way in, grabbed the victim by the neck and said she was going to kill her as the woman fell to the floor. During the attack, the report stated, the male homeowner attempted to help his wife, but Selkey started to attack him. The report stated Selkey cut the man twice on his arm with a razor blade. The lacerations on the mans arm required 16 staples to close, the report stated. The woman attacked in the home invasion had scrapes on her neck and bruises on her arm. After the incident with the husband Selkey fled the scene, the report stated. While searching the area for the woman, a resident told authorities he gave a female who was bleeding and claimed to have been jumped by three men a ride to Chatmire. According to the report, officers responded to the area and spotted Selkey walking from the back of a residence. She was told to stop, but took off running. Selkey was caught a short time later. After she was apprehended, she told officers she had swallowed a razor blade, the report stated. The razor blade was recovered, authorities said. WOMAN continued from page 1 COMMUNITY EVENTS Florida Society of Registered Nurses Retired support Kids Central Inc. Special to the Riverland NewsKids Central Inc. which serves five counties for insuring the safe welfare of many children, is recognized and supported by the Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired, Inc. Left to right is Kim Avera, law supervisor of Volunteer Services, behind Kim is Danielle Damato, director of Community Development, Cynthia Schuler, CEO of Kids Central, Inc., Jeanne Loranger RN, community service chairman and Betty Greve RN. There is a great need for Nurse Volunteers. Clothing, food and household items are gratefully accepted. Call Kathy at 352-465-8958 if you can help. ANSWER continued from page 1 County seeks historical information of parksThe earliest recorded baseball games at Orange Lake Community Park took place in 1918. The land encompassed by W.H. Willoughby Park once belonged to a farmer and preacher from Alabama. County parks are rich in history, and a Marion County department wants to preserve as much of it as possible. Marion County Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to assist in its collection of historical park information and photographs by sharing any little known fact or visual about a county park. If you know why a park was given a certain name, treasure an old photograph of a park or have just about any other historical information on a county park, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation Director Gina Peebles at 671-8560 or e-mail gina.peebles@marioncountyfl.org to share your story.State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl.u s or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. 000AGIW 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Citrus 726-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. Expires 2/29/12. 000AK4N Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years or older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771

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River views Officials need to work together to resolve issues We have been visiting Dunnellon over the past year with intention of retiring in the area. We have subscribed to the Riverland News and in reading the articles and letters have always been struck by the sense of community support and strong faith among the people in this community. The tone of those letters and articles has changed over the past few weeks with the controversy about Dunnellons purchase of the water system. As someone who is planning to be a member of the community there, we would ask that you take a hard look at what is at stake and could be lost. We imagine many of you, like ourselves, were drawn to the area to be an active part of the community of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. It saddens us to think of losing the enthusiasm and excitement of working together to build up the community by replacing it with activities that will instead tear it down. We pray for wisdom for the leaders of both Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association that a solution will be found that results in a fair and equitable resolution for Rainbow Springs residents while allowing for a strong community driven by a oneness of mind toward a better government and economy so the people of this community can thrive and prosper and have a city to be proud of. Larry and Nancy Hess Jacksonville What is America thinking? I am at a loss to figure out the thinking of the American people, if indeed, they are thinking at all. We are at a very important turning point in our lives to vote into office those candidates who will do the work of the people. It seems that a great many Americans are voting on race, creed and color mostly race and color. They arent concerned that many of our candidates have very colored pasts, which seemed to have been such a tremendous issue when President Clinton was in office. I realize that what he did was unconscionable but what about Newt Gingrich? He is a disgrace to the true meaning of marriage. He talks about core values I think this apple has a rotten core. And what really bothers me is that he has converted to Catholicism!! What has happened to the beliefs of the Catholic Church (I am Catholic)? In the past, the church made a huge issue of people wanting to marry a divorced person. Never mind that their spouse was abusive, or in some cases worse, others (like me) lost their spouse and wanted to make a new life for themselves. Something is mighty wrong here. Some Americans say President Obama hasnt done enough or some Public access is the priority Be my Valentine W hats wrong with a whole day devoted to love? Apparently, plenty! Cynics say the meaning of Valentines Day is exaggerated by overzealous romantics. Romantics believe its an important day they wouldnt want to miss. Many people think its just a big waste of money. Ill tell you one thing its a lot easier to buy into when you have somebody to share it with, but being a writer I wanted to find out more about this frivolous holiday I honestly knew nothing about. The history and meaning of Valentines Day is certainly a mystery. Even when you Google it, it remains rather vague. Apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried Feb. 14. There is an additional modern embellishment despite having no historical basis whatsoever that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailors daughter. Before he was put to death he wrote her a letter and signed it Your Valentine, words still used on cards today. Perhaps well never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the Middle Ages. In fact, Valentines Day ranks second only to Christmas in the number of greeting cards sent. But where does Cupid fit in to all of this? The little angel on Valentines cards holding arrows has commonly been associated with the romantic holiday, but why? Well, Cupid originated in Roman mythology. He was the Roman god of love. His name derives from the word cupido, meaning desire. There you have it. It now makes sense why this little angel graces our Valentines Day paraphernalia even though there is absolutely no connection between St. Valentine and Cupid that were aware of. So why do so many people despise this holiday? Why do we feel its kind of silly to celebrate? Well a day like this can make you feel sort of like Charlie Brown. Honestly, nobody wants to be alone on Feb. 14 watching old movies and getting rocks. Do we make too much of this one day? Do we tend to expect too much? After all, we all want that one perfect day like in the movies. The day where youre served breakfast in bed while your significant other cleans the house. All followed by candy and flowers and the best date night ever. Hey, we may as well throw in a diamond ring too while were fantasizing. My husband and I have never made a big deal about it. Well, maybe that first year when we were still trying to impress each other. Hes the one in the Hallmark store that reads every card before choosing the right one. That little effort means a lot. We still like a little romance now and then. Ill never forget the one Valentines Day my son-in-law wanted to buy lingerie to surprise my daughter. He worked up the nerve to go into the ladies department, but then just grabbed the first red nightgown he saw. It turned out to be a size 4XX. My daughter was not amused. But its the thought that counts, right? So as you celebrated Feb. 14, be you a romantic or a cynic, I hope you had a tiny bit of romance and got chills up and down your spine. After all, we are never too old to feel like a kid again. 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 16, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY M y boys recently returned from an overnight stay with their GPa and GiGi, grandparents who have found the perfect balance to spoiling their grandsons with both an adequate amount of love and special trips. It was their second sleepover in the past month, the first a trip to Tampa to see the biggest, baddest monster truck ever Gravedigger. Just recently, they came bounding through the front door discussing their adventures at Chucky Cheese, where a kid can be a kid, yes even me when the opportunity presents itself. Needless to say my oldest, Jackson, was still raving about their adventures hours ago. Even as dear old dad was pleading his case for Jackson to close his eyes and head for dreamland. Dad, I just have to tell ya one more thing, he explained for the fifth time in the long-drawn out conversation. Alright buddy, fire away, I told the eager toddler, certainly not wanting to diminish his excitement or imagination. Um Dad, yeah, uh, there was this one game, he explained. It was hockey and we slid orange discs on a white table and had to knock em through a slot at the other end with a handle. It was really cool Dad and I scored a lot, and the crowd went wilddddd. Oh, so you played air hockey? I replied. Yeah, it was cool, Jackson said. It wasnt real hockey because it wasnt ice. But I really liked it. Im proud of you and glad you had fun, I said. Did you ever play when you were a lil boy like me dad? he quizzed me. Yeah a few times, I recalled. I wasnt very good though. Oh, thats OK Dad, we all cannot be good at everything, he said, as I realized he either has way too much of his fathers sarcasm or those lessons I attempt to teach him about no one being able to win all of the time are finally paying off. Finally, the conversation takes a turn to sports. Finally, something I consider myself an expert it, Monday morning quarterbacking. OK, who am I kidding? Any redblooded American male who is a sports fan is an expert in that arena. Its the reason we watch the games on big screen TVs Sundays and not on the sidelines. Needless to say we discussed hockey, a sport I enjoy, but not enough to watch on TV because its simply too hard to follow from a couch in the living room. What do you think happens when the players fall on the ice Dad? JackChildren have unique way of conjuring forgotten memories T he most significant community achievement in Citrus County over the last couple of years has been the saving of the Three Sisters Springs property from the permanent jaws of development. Through a huge community and government cooperative effort, the 57-acre Crystal River environmental masterpiece has been saved for future generations to enjoy. Now, after all the heavy lifting has been done, some residents and politicians in Crystal River are trying to muddy the waters. The city of Crystal River and the Southwest Florida Water Management District officially own the property and it will be operated through a management agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But it was the community, different levels of government and a generous foundation that game together and raised more than $11 million to purchase the land from the developer. Three Sisters belongs to all of us. Public hearings and workshops have been held. Plans have been drawn up. Input has been given. The leadership of Crystal River has worked closely with the Fish and Wildlife Service to develop the plans and then make changes as a result of input from the community. But as these plans move forward, residents who live closest to Three Sisters are now concerned that the potential draw of more tourists to the re gion will upset their community. The Crystal River City Council, as the majority owner of the property, is attempting to mitigate each and every potential problem that area residents have. That probably wont be possible. There are too many opinions and too much fear of the future to fully satisfy area residents. Some neighbors want to restrict visitor activity on the property because tourists might look across the canal and interrupt their privacy. When you build a home on a public waterway, you will never be fully in control of what the future may bring. If more than 300 units were built on the Three Sisters property as originally planned by the developer, the impact on neighbors would have been intense. But neighbors say now they fear gawking tourists more than full-time residents. There is also concern about a kayak landing planned by Magnolia Springs and a boardwalk that has already been constructed around the springs. Some of the neighbors have even gone so far as to suggest that the boardwalk be taken out because it is not in compliance with the approved management plan. We need people to take a deep breath and relax. Crystal River City Manager Andy Houston and Wildlife Refuge Manager Michael Lusk have done an excellent job of developing the management plans for Three Sisters. The two government leaders have worked diligently to accept public input on how the property should be improved. But the bottom line is that Three Sisters was purchased in the name of the citizens of this county, state and nation. And citizens have the right to use their See OPINION page 9 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 9 See LETTERS page 5

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Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 5 even say he has done nothing. What are they talking about? He inherited huge debts and other enormous problems left behind by a Republican administration an administration only interested in going to war as a personal payback for a family issue. Our young men and women gave their lives to accommodate these selfish motives. And what are we doing for those whose families did make such sacrifices nothing or at least not nearly enough. We seem to forget them once they have made the ultimate sacrifice. What is most amusing of all is that Newt Gingrich is attempting to take credit for what was done under President Clinton. It seems that he, like a lot of other people, are forgetting how uncooperative Republicans were with President Clinton and continue to be, regardless of what good any Democratic president has done or is attempting to do. Come on America! Sit up and be proud once again like we were during WWII. Be honest be patriotic be American. Get back on track and get some real backbone and vote into office those who will truly do the work of the people! Sincerely Patricia C. Hess Dunnellon Shovel to dig financial hole still in use Re: The headline City to hire communications guru and the article Boycott of utility gaining traction? Ive come to the conclusion that the shovel used to dig the financial hole is still being used ... feverishly.Bruce Earlin Dunnellon Retention PondOn Hwy. 484 is a new retention pond circled in with white flimsy PCP pipe and water in the pond. So where is the fence? When I had a pool I had to have a removable ladder and a disconnect ladder to protect any children from getting in and drowning. Safety right? So now this pond that sticks out like a sore thumb and close to the school bus pick up and drop off is not fenced and can become a parents worse heartbreak. Why is it the law pertains to homeowners and renters but not the City? But then again it is the same City that raises our water costs to double what it was and now Ms. Algiers/City Managers solution is only take 5 minute showers turn off water as you brush your teeth and shave. Turn off water as you wash dishes...okay can do but then water has to run to be hot again. Youve got the residents in Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs in an uproar with these hair brain Ideas. May I make a suggestion on a Saturday or weekday lets all bring our soap and shampoo and cream rinse to the tubers exit and do all of the above even the laundry as our ancestors once did. RespectfullyMary Hacker Dunnellon Resident asks county/state for help Editors Note: This letter was sent to the Marion County Commissioners. The author asked that it be reprinted for readers of the Riverland News. Dear Ms. Bryant and Fellow Commissioners, 2011 Florida Statues, Title XII, Municipalities, Chapter 180, Municipal Public Works was evoked to purchase Rainbow Springs Country Club Estates private water and sewer utility by the city of Dunnellon. The RBS utility was a private, stand alone utility having redundant water and sewer capacity. It has no physical connection to the city of Dunnellon and was regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC). Under chapter 180.191, a municipality is able to extend its services up to 5 miles outside of the city limits, charge its current rates and impose a 25 percent surcharge to areas outside of the city limits. By design or accident, 180.191 does not state that the 25 percent surcharge is to cover the costs of bringing in new infrastructure and services. Dunnellon water and sewer rates are much higher than Rainbow Springs and they have a tiered structure, so that the rates increase dramatically if they are exceeded. As an example a $150.00 2011 Rainbow Springs utility bill would rise to $567 per month in 2016. The city acquired a $6.5 million private loan to pay for the Rainbow Springs utility, $5.95 million for the utility and the rest for debt related items. The Riverland News reported the actual worth to be $3.25 million. The 25 percent surcharge will not be used for new or enhanced service for Rainbow Springs homeowners. Rainbow Springs homeowners will have the same system as before the sale, but at much higher rates. Not one single resident of Rainbow Springs, including the Property Owners Association (POA) was asked for input until Dec. 28, 2011. When the Dunnellon City Council had its only public hearing on the matter as prescribed in 180.191, half of the Rainbow Springs residents who attended were shut out and not allowed to voice objections because City Hall was not large enough for all the residents who attended. 180.191 specifically states that no rates fees and charges shall be fixed until after a public hearing at which time all users of the utility have an opportunity to be heard. The rights of Rainbow Springs residents were clearly violated by the actions of the mayor and city council of Dunnellon. Section 180.301 states that the purchase should be in the public interest. The only positive gain, if any, would be to Dunnellon. Rainbow Springs is a retirement community, which has attracted new residents since its inception. They bring a lifetime of earnings, savings and investments to enrich the community, Marion County and the state of Florida. The onerous and usury utility rates set by the city of Dunnellon will effectively stop the flow of new residents to Rainbow Springs. No retiree is going to pay annual utility bills that are two to five times higher than the property tax rate of Marion County. If no new homes are built and no existing homes are sold, property values will drop and the sales and property taxes being generated by the present Rainbow Springs residents will vanish when no one replaces those now living here. Our contribution to sales and property taxes of Marion County are significant. Losing these taxes would not be in the public interest. Not to Dunnellon. Not to Rainbow Springs. Not to Marion County and not to Florida. Why would the mayor and city council of Dunnellon take on $6. 5 million of new debt for the Rainbow Springs utility when it is already deep in debt? The answer was to exploit the provision in the 180 statute, as stated above, that removes an unincorporated community from the Florida Public Service Commissions regulation and raising those rates to the citys level, which has a tiered water usage provision and adding a 25 percent surcharge. It was done purely for the money Mayor Fred Ward and the City Council could extract from Rainbow Springs residents. As reported in the Riverland News, Mayor Ward said: There is no downside to the city, only an upside. There is a definite down side for Rainbow Springs now and for Marion County in the near future. Title XII, Municipalities, Chapter 180 enacted in 2011 gives to much power to unscrupulous city officials that use it, in the manner that the city officials of Dunnellon did, to raise money to pay for past financial mistakes. The Florida Public Service Commission should still regulate rates for unincorporated developments outside of city limits. A municipality should not be able to cannibalize a private utility in the way that Dunnellon did to Rainbow Springs, not providing any benefits, but charging onerous new rates plus a 25% surcharge. We need the help of county commissioners and the state legislature to intervene on our behalf before whats left of our property values are destroyed. Sincerely,Victor Hinz Rainbow Springs What is city managers basis for statement?Re: City Managers Report, February 2012 Our City Manager Lisa Algiere states: Our childrens expectation of returning to Dunnellon to work and raise a family after college or career training is dismal. I would like to ask: On what basis can she make this wildly optimistic statement regarding Dunnellon? Alan Abele Dunnellon RCA students, staff thank businessesRiverland Christian Academy would like to extend a very special thank you to some of our local area businesses for their financial support to our inaugural Ladies Gala from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. This is an important event to raise funds needed to send our students to the Regional Student Convention, where our students will compete academically and athletically for community service and leadership skills with the other ACE Schools in the state. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, but also costly. We believe the children better appreciate the experiences they themselves work toward also. With this in mind, they have participated in various fundraisers including the upcoming Gala. Several of our businesses in Dunnellon have graciously supported our school. I hope in return, our community will remember to call on these fine businesses when they have a need, just as they were there for our need. Thank you so much to: Coldwell Bankers Riverland Realty, Marion Tile & Marble Inc, D & D Inc. Underground Utilities, Mike Scott Plumbing, Elks Lodge. Sincerely,Riverland Christian Academy Staff and Students City resident wrong on a few pointsAgain, I have to disagree with Ron McAndrew. His letter in the Feb. 9 Riverland News missed the mark on several points. Beginning with the former restaurant operations adjacent to the Blue Cove Park, our complaints had nothing to do with the origin of the owner-operator. The property there is not zoned commercial and there are limits to what can legally be done there. The operation was well beyond those limits, so we worked with the city to contain the excess. I personally enjoy watching the duck races there each year. Customers would often sit outside and drink beer to near incapacity while their children would swim in the swiftest current of the Rainbow near the navigational hazard of the County Road 484 bridge, with no lifeguard. At the same time we were removing water moccasin snakes from under our dock next to their swimming hole. The situation became a matter of safety and noise as well as trespass. This past summer, Victorias operations did not control access to their waterfront. So again it was in use as a park and swimming hole. We suffered a lot of trespassers on our waterfront along with constant noise from poorly maintained machinery at the restaurant. If operations had continued this year, we would be forced to deal with it again without considering the race or origin of the owner-operators. The solution there may be finding new owners of the property that will use it for what it is zoned to be. So Ron, I hope you can find another reason to continue your dislike of Blue Cove and me I will strive to keep it a top flight place to live in Dunnellon. As for the Rainbow River Ranch lawsuit and its resolution by the city manager whatever side of the argument one sits on the economics of the situation cannot be clearer. Had that not happened and Dodd and Penfield been allowed to continue full steam, they would have been in serious financial straits from it. The whole episode put our city into political turmoil and in the end it is the developers that won only because a few concerned citizens stopped their losses. Guess what Ron? I agree with you on the remaining points. With all of the regulations being placed upon our use of water and treatment of sewage, the future of systems around the river is better under a single management. As regulations get tougher and demand for water here and outside the county, increasing the cost of the service will be better controlled by a single entity. Did the city handle the transition well? Heck no! The die is now cast; we have to live with the political consequences. It may take a while before anyone sees it as a win for everyone, but that is on the horizon for sure. The red-light camera chatter has subsided and driving through that area is safer. The cameras have done more than just raise revenue and make the company and state richer. They have also been helpful in resolving some questions of misdemeanors by supplying video evidence. How about some cameras on the bridge to monitor river traffic? As for Greenlight, it has a lot of promise and a lot of bugs to work through. If the implementation lives up to the forerunners message, those who boycott will be the losers. That has yet to play out. So, let us get our messages straight we both want to see the city succeed. Dan Lumsden Dunnellon Rainbow Springs resident seeks answersAs a Rainbow Springs resident, who unfortunately is now a customer of the for profit business (specializing in red-light fee collection, fiber optic cable and utility management), also known as Dunnellon City, I have a few questions. As I have no voting rights, representation or protection anywhere in the operation of the business (city), I am glad I have this public forum to ask my questions and, hopefully, someone within the city will respond as it should be readily available public knowledge. Question No. 1 Has the city made a decision yet on the status of the Rainbow Springs utility workers who worked for the private utility? Will the workers become city employees, will they be contract employees or will they be replaced by current city work force? The employees of Rainbow Springs Utility seem to be a fine group of people and I wish them well. This is certainly not a criticism of the employees of Rainbow Springs Utility. I hope they are treated fairly and justly. Question No. 2 Will the city utility manager or anyone receive a pay raise as their area of responsibility just increased from 800 hook-ups to more than 2,300? Will there be a need for additional staffing? Can the existing Dunnellon employees run Rainbow Springs Utility? Will the utility manager still have enough time to devote to co-managing Greenlight, which will be operational by March 2011? Oops, missed that targeted operational date a little. Question No. 3 How many existing customers are in the Rio Vista waste water system now? If I understand correctly, there are only 40 or so Rio Vista sewer customers. There cannot be more than 300 residents in all of Rio Vista, I would estimate. Surely, the city would not buy a failed, under court order broken system unless it was self paying or making a profit. I am sure there is some type of state or federal grant available, so is the city getting help? We all know grant money is other peoples money (OPM), so who cares? The county, state and federal budgets are all in great financial shape. Are there plans to have the Rio Vista septic tank residents connect to the city waste water sewage system and if no, why not? The connections have to be done for the Rio Vista area to connect to the sewer system. Are there plans now or in the future for Rainbow Springs Woodlands resident to connect to city utilities? If the answer is no, why did the septic tank residents of Dunnellon have to hook-up recently? I would think they would have preferred to keep septic tanks. For my neighbors in the Woodlands, I hope the city does not have the authority to require hook up to the sewer system. They can live and budget their money as they planned to when they moved in, outside the city limits. We on the Country Club side have lost that option. We are at the mercy of the city to set our rates, with no protection. Based on recent city management, you can see why we are upset and have little confidence. Question No. 4 Was the decision to buy Rainbow Springs Utility for the bargain base price of $6.5 million of borrowed dollars made after the Rio Vista purchase? If so, was this because the original plan to put the sewer line under the Rainbow River was insane and expensive? Is that when the city realized it had just bought a giant white elephant or did all the events just coalesce? If I got any facts or assumptions wrong, I ask your indulgence as until recently I was blissfully unaware and had no need to be involved in Dunnellon utility issues. Now I have a financial interest no input in what happens to Dunnellon utility as I am now, sadly, a patron. By the way, if the city needs any additional used fiber optic line, they can come to Rainbow Springs. I believe there will be a lot of unused, unconnected, new fiber optic cable available from each block. In closing, thank goodness for the First Amendment and the Riverland News. Without the Riverland News in the past few months, we would have received no information at all. I never knew how valuable a local newspaper can be. Thank you, Riverland News for your reporting and this forum.Steve Swett Dunnellon Dunnellon water scheme is plan to solve debt The city of Dunnellon enacted its acquisition of Rainbow Springs Utilities (RSU) last month and announced its plan to impose a new cost structure on RSU customers. The previous RSU cost structure enabled that company to make a controlled profit, capped by the Governments Public Services Commission (PSC). When converted from private ownership to municipal, the states constraints on profits will not apply to Dunnellon. Regarding charges to customers, the citys announcement claimed that its rates would generate a profit of about $250,000 per year. From the outset and given the citys existing water rate structure, this seemed absurdly low and it can be shown to be clearly deceptive; a gross understatement of expected profit that was announced for appearances sake. The magnitude of Dunnellons confiscation of Rainbow Springs (RS) residents money can be estimated using a few data elements that are readily available, plus a few assumptions. The RS Property Owners Association (POA) website states that there are more than 3,000 homes in the development. The city of Dunnellon has stated that irrigation customers in Rainbow Springs have a historic water usage of about 13,000 gallons per month. If one assumes that there are 2,000 irrigation users in Rainbow Springs, the water usage of irrigation customers is 26 million gallons per month. Using an average of $1.50 per thousand gallons averaged throughout the years 2012 to 2016 a reasonable projection of thencurrent RSU rates would indicate that a base of 2,000 users would yield revenue of $468,000 per year. Another way to view this is that the cost of doing business water only to 2,000 houses is less than a half million dollars per year. We can assume that this represents Dunnellons cost of doing business as well, since they purchased the system in its entirety. The $1.50 unit cost of water represents a small percentage of the Dunnellon charge rate at even the lowest tier on their schedule, which has a steep incline in rates applied as usage increases. A table presented by Dr. Burt Eno in the Rainbow Springs Villager on Feb. 9 contains data to be used for this analysis. The table incorporates the gradual application of full city rates over 5 years, with the 25 percent surcharge factored in. An assumption I have used here is that the average Rainbow Springs irrigation user, under cost pressure from the new rates, would reduce usage from 13,000 gallons per month to 9,000. Another assumption is that the presumed base of 2,000 users would remain constant. The water income to be received by Dunnellon under this conservative scenario works out to more than $3 million in 2012, growing to more than $5 million in 2016. Note that these annual figures compare to costs of less than a half million dollars under the private utilities structure. The sum of the five-year data is an additional burden of more than $20 million planned to be confiscated from Rainbow Springs residents. This figure, again, is after assuming that residents adopt strict conservation measures. An over-charge of this magnitude is beyond outrageous one the state would disapprove in a moment if a private utility planned to apply it. The citys indebtedness is reputedly $21 million. It is very clear what the getwell plan is, and who has been tabbed to pay the entire debt burden of Dunnellon. Ted Apple Dunnellon Runners made race a success The chill, moist, early dawn air was split wide open by the thundering pounding of hundreds of insistent and competitive feet at Spruce Creek Preserves, the Race for the Kids, benefiting the Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon. A course record of 16:20.9 was set and announced by DRC Sports for this exciting 5K featuring runners of all ages from 3 years old to 90 years old! Thank you to everyone for attending our 5K race and helping to ensure its success. And a big thank you to our Riverland News for helping promote our event. Dee Winey Race Volunteer LETTERS continued from page 4

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Buzz around DMS Parents encouraged to complete school surveys With parents taking more interest in their childrens education, Marion County Public Schools makes its latest Parent Survey available on the district website and at each school. Users can visit www.marion.k12.fl.us and click on the Uncle Sam Parent Survey option along the left side. Users can then view the entire survey prior to completing it in either English or Spanish. Parents without computer access may complete a survey at their childs school or at the Title I Office located at 306 N.W. Seventh Ave., Ocala. Surveys are also available on the Parent Portal website. All surveys must be completed by March 26. Parent response helps the district and local schools increase parent involvement to better serve students, parents, and communities. Parent involvement means the participation of parents is on-going, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring: Parents play an integral role in assisting with their childs learning at school and at home; Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their childs school education; Parents are full partners in their childs education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Parents have the districts Parent Involvement Program; School Improvement Plans, district and school Parent Involvement policies are based on findings from parent survey results; School personnel meet the requirement to communicate the results of the survey to parents (e.g., discuss in School Advisory Committee meetings) and decide how to implement new strategies in the parent involvement policys revision; and Sharing district and individual school evaluation results with every school assists in building district-wide capacity. For more information, contact the Title One Office at 352-6207652. EDUCATION BRIEFS Harmony Preschool accepting registrations Harmony Preschool is now accepting student registration for its 2to 3-Year Class. The preschool is also accepting students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preschool is at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The school is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-9552. 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 9-12. 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. marioncountyfl.org/ springfestival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400. Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncounty fl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what water quality means to the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. Pupils compete in countywide art contest The Accelerated Reader trophies have been awarded for the second nine weeks at Dunnellon Elementary School. The classes who had the highest percentage of students reaching their AR goals are: Ms. Melissa Knapp, first grade; Ms. Nancy Garvin, second grade; Ms. Jennifer Way, third grade; Ms. Terry Weber, fourth grade; and Ms. Laura Gilligan and Ms. Leslie Hooker, fifth grade. Congratulations to these classes and students for reading, reading, reading and taking those AR tests. We also have some new names and faces for our Sunshine Wall of Fame. Congratulations to Riley Catherwood and Dale Morgan, who have each read at least three of the Sunshine books; a special congratulations to Maggie Barde, who has now read all 15. The challenge is on. Who is going to join her next at No. 15? We are also proud to say that we have more than 100 students who have read at least one of the Sunshine state titles. Keep up the good work DES students. Our cafeteria has a new breakfast item, a build your own parfait. To promote this, there is a contest. If your parfait has a sticker on the bottom of the cup, you are entered into a drawing for an iPad. There will be one winner from an elementary, middle and high school in Marion County. Good luck to our students. Our extended day students are doing Zumba three days a week. They have fun dancing in front of the big screen. Shhh, dont tell them they are exercising, too! There is much laughter as all ages participate together. Even the little ones really get into it. We even had a parent join in one afternoon as she picked up her child. There are openings now in extended day. If interested, call Ms. Lisa 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 News Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon Middle Schools best spellers competed for a shot at the county spelling bee and possibly national spelling bee glory. The top finishers, from left, are: Ivy Lovelace, third place, Alexzandria Hall-Gutierrez, second place, and Elizabeth Centeno, first place. Centenos winning word was parasite. The top two finishers will participate in the Marion County Spelling at 6 p.m. today 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.spelling bee.com. Special to the Riverland News DMS students gearing up for SEYF M onday, Feb. 20, will be a no school day at Dunnellon Middle School and throughout the Marion County School System in observance of Presidents Day. DMS will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, Feb. 21. Dunnellon Middle School spellers will participate in the Marion County Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion County Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala). DMS will be well represented by Ivy Lovelace, third-place alternate, Alexzandria HallGutierrez, second place, and Elizabeth Centano, first Place. These three students have spelled their way through the individual classroom competition and the schoolwide compeDES classes achieve AR goals Out-of-area school requests being accepted PRINCIPALS OFFICE See CLASSES page 7 Jane Ashman DMS Principal Special to the Riverland NewsA living memorial to the late Shara Ponder, Dunnellon Middle School teacher, was planted by members of the DMS Tree Council. Ponder died unexpectedly last summer. On hand for the dedication, from top left, Bonnie Long, Ponders aunt; her mother, Carleather Ponder; Reginald Rocker, Assistant Principal; Alden Cooper, Tree Council advisor; and Rose Thomas, DMS Dean. Planting the lemon tree on campus were students Sam Healey, Dustin Morgan and Zachary Tidd. See ASHMAN page 8 RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News

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Barfield at 465-6710, ext. 51557. Several weeks back we wrote about Ms. Mary Blanchettes first-grade class from last year winning an award in the Marion County Student Media Festival. Their video, Polar Bear and Penguin Stuck in Florida, went on to place first in the state and then on to win in the International competition. Congratulations to these fine filmmakers! Last Friday, our school participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. (See pictures in the Feb. 26 edition of the Riverland News). We are very excited and proud to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal of $5,500. DES students raised more than $6,000. Way to go DES!Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 7 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. 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CLASSES continued from page 6 EDUCATION BRIEF 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. BRIDGE SCORES Rainbow S prings C ountry C lub Bridge Results of play from Feb. 7: Winners: 1. Nick Caspero, 4,490; 2. Jean Bozak, 4,420; 3. Gordon Quigley, 4,180; 4. Richard Davis, 3,670; 5. Betty Quigley, 3,350. No slams today. Results of play from Jan. 31: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,330; 2. Shirley Busca, 5,510; 3. Barbara Hanington, 4,440; 4. Ruth Brucker, 4,370; 5. Billie Barnes, 4,080). S lams: Jean Bozak and Shirley Busca, 6 Hearts. Legion Auxiliary makes donation to Romeo Elementary Special to the Riverland NewsWall-Rives American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 58 of Dunnellon recently presented school supplies to Romeo Elementary School. Making the presentation are, Clarice Peg Furst, Education Program chairwoman; Elaine Lowe, co-chairwoman; Chaplain Emily Czysz; Marilyn Boemi, Executive Board member; Principal Kathy Hultman; Teacher Mrs. Markham and two students. The education of all of Americas children is essential for the future of our nation. The American Legion Auxiliary, joins with the American Legion, to aid and support the basic rights of all children to receive an appropriate education. COMMUNITY EVENT Horses for Hospice Trail Ride slatedHospice of Marion County Inc. will host its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride Saturday, Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch, live entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. 000AK48 I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY.Thats when you can count on State Farm Gigi Hunter Ins Agcy Inc Gigi Hunter, Agent 20460 E Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Bus: 352-489-8900 www.gigihunterinsurance.com State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1101198

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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. Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 The public is welcome. RS Garden Club to meet Feb. 23The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. The program, presented by Nancy Myers and Terri Grier, will be Hot Plants for Spring and Proper Grouping for Your Yard. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership (September through May) is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. tition and will go head-tohead with other Marion County middle school students for the County Spelling Bee portion of the competition. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for proudly representing your school. Thank you to our Mrs. Brooks in the Guidance Office for coordinating our spelling bee this year. Admission is free and everyone who would like to support their peers is welcome to join in the fun. We would like to take the opportunity to recognized the DMS students who enthusiastically represented their individual classrooms in DMS school wide spelling completion: Austin Adams, Mathew Baillargeon, Zach Barnes, Kayli Bauer, Kasey Bernstein, Daniel Boutwell, Antonio Carnecchia, Brooklyn Carr, Steven Cruz, Brianna Dean, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Katelyn Filippi, Sean Flick, Marien Flores, Daisy Franco, Thomas Gordon, Jared Grego, Dylan Gunn, Luis Gutierrez, Alex Hall, Nikita Haynes, Davontae Henderson, Thalia Hernandez, Dane Hobbs, Ricky Hudson, Pierro Izzy, Sean Jackson, Matilyn Jenkins, Kobie Jones, Daniel Kruger, Jamie Kulik, Kirsten Ladea, Renee Lusier, Hope Lynn, Kayla Martinez, Megan Matthews, Brett Mayes, Anastasia Mazzurlo, Michael Markey, Luis Montalvo, Zachary Neumann, Emily Newsome, Jaglai Niya, Clayton Owens, Yolanda Phillips, Natasha Pierro, Logan Price, Lindsay Reddick, Robert Reed, Dana Roberts, Bernardo Rodriguez, Michelle Ruiz, Caitlynn Russo, Leslie Sanchez, Roman Sanchez, Carly Saunders, Kasey Scherer, Austin Strouse, Sylvia Tidd, Janisse Valdivieso, Kevin Vowell and Tamara Watson. Congratulations to our classroom spelling winners and thank you for an outstanding performance during our schoolwide competition. You are all winners! Saturday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 25, DMS FFA members will participate in the weeklong Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF) activities. FFA members have worked hard on projects that include animal shows (pork, beef, lamb and rabbit), home arts displays, tractor driving and BBQ contests and these are just a few of the exciting experiences these hard-working DMS FFA members will participate in and enjoy. The following Dunnellon Middle School FFA members will participate at the Southeastern Youth Fair: Ethan Burns, Ryan Burns, Hannah Chung, Chase Creamer, Connor Denmark, Bryce Follett, Landon Futch, Taylor Futch, John Gibbs, Sierra Helton, Sara Janosik, Tyler Matthews, Zach Mistowski, Clayton Owens, Krista Palazzo, Alexis Robinson, Adam Sheppard, Will Sweat, Gavin Szydlo, Logan Townsend, Taylor Turner, Ryan Wallace, Shelby Webb. Best of luck! We thank you for representing your school in such a positive and professional way. We would like to extend our thanks to Mrs. Hayward and Mrs. Turner for their expert guidance to our young FFA members. Parents of sixth-grade students, if your child received a recommendation letter for follow-up with an eye doctor, pediatrician or dietician with his/her health screening result letter sent home in October 2011, please be sure to return the parental reply. If your child has already been seen for a medical evaluation, just mark the reply section found at the bottom of the school screening result form and return it to the DMS Clinic. Your childs school health record will then be marked complete. It is very important to have pediatric medical evaluations done on a regular basis since factors such as poor eyesight, diet, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and undiagnosed diabetes can not only affect your childs school work, but his/her overall health and chance for a successful future. If you have any questions or need help regarding your childs health screening results, call the Dunnellon Middle School nurse, Mrs. Bartolet, R.N., at 465-6720 and ask for the health clinic. 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. Please make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. It is not too late to return your parent survey that was sent home with report cards Friday, Jan. 24. We ask you to please take advantage of this opportunity of parental involvement in the DMS School Improvement Process (SIP). There is a small reward for your student in the form of a The Dog Ate My Homework pass and a small sweet treat. We thank our parents who have returned the survey. Your feedback is an important and meaningful communication regarding student academic learning and other school activities. After school activities for the week of Feb. 16 through Feb. 23 are: Tuesday, Feb. 21 Boys Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. SAC (School Advisory Council) Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Thursday, Feb. 23 Boys Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Dunnellon Middle School upcoming events: Friday, Feb. 24 DMS will issue Interims with the March DMS Newsletter Saturday, Feb. 25 County Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m. at West Port High School. Tuesday, Feb. 28 FCAT Writes, eighth-grade writing portion of FCAT. Friday, March 2 Spring Picture Day, order form will be sent home with students Friday, Feb. 24 with Interims and the DMS March Newsletter. The Buddy Package will be available. We would like to repeat our information about our tutoring programs. Dunnellon Middle School now has two tutoring programs for students to assist both successful and struggling students alike. Both tutoring programs are conducted by certified instructors 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 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 000AH5F 235-0216-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE / DISAPPROVE A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, SECTION 94.37 (10) (a) AND (b), REQUESTED BY STEPHEN LIPSCOMB TO OPERATE AN INTERNET CAF TO BE LOCATED AT 11223 N. WILLIAMS STREET, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND MORE PROPERLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 33639-006-00. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Special Exception from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Article II, Section 94-37 (10) (a) and (b) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000AH5D 234-0216-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A SETBACK VARIANCE REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-04 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE DISAPPROVE A SETBACK VARIANCE FROM THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, SECTION 94-37(11) (a) thru (d) REQUESTED BY E. VANCE LAWSON AND CHERYL LAWSON FOR PROPERTY THEY OWN LOCATED AT 11470 CAMP DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND MORE PROPERLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3453006-018. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Variance from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Section 94-37 (11)(a) and Section 94-37 (16) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 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 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? 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Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on PremisesStacy 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 Accepted000AK4U Podiatric Physician & Surgeon land. We are confident that Houston and Lusk will use good judgment in developing the future plans as to minimize the impact on the neighbors. But, they will not completely negate every impact. Tourists will come to Citrus County, and thats a good thing. Our unemployment rate is nearly11 percent, and tourism is one of the business segments that could provide opportunities. Crystal River City Councilman Ron Kitchen had a good recommendation at a workshop Wednesday on the management plan. The city council needs to continue to sit at the table with its manager and the folks from Fish and Wildlife and review progress every three months. Changes can be made as Three Sisters is developed and we are confident issues such as a kayak landing and walking trails can be located in a minimally intrusive way. The boardwalk around the springs needs to stay right where it is because it will give all types of citizens the opportunity to see manatees in a natural setting. The big picture is that this tremendous accomplishment should create civic pride, not neighborhood bickering. We have collectively saved the crown jewel of springs in the county from development. A safe haven for the manatee has been secured. And tourists from around the world will want to visit Crystal River and hopefully help revive our economy. We urge the council not to be overwhelmed by the complaints of the immediate neighbors. Mitigate as best you can, but be proud of what you helped to accomplish. Citrus County Chronicle OPINION continued from page 4 son asked, answering his own question before I can. I bet the ice cracks. No, that ice is pretty thick buddy, I said. It wont crack. Daddy, thats silly! How do you know it wont crack? he asks. Well bud, Ive been to a hockey game before, recalling a trip myself and three high school buddies of mine made to see a minor league hockey game to see what it was all about. Youve been to a hockey game? he asked with surprise. Yes, I said, recalling our trip, realizing it had been years since I ever thought about it. As we arrived at the arena in downtown Kansas City, we made our way to the ticket booth. None of us had a clue as to the best seats to purchase, so we opted to sit as close to the ice as possible in hopes that wed see a major brawl. As the game progressed, my three buddies fired salvos at me about the rules and penalties. Finally, I asked why the session of 20 questions. You watch all of the sports and follow them all of the time, my trio of buddies pointed out. That might have been a true statement, but I was blunt with the response. Guys, we live in Kansas, I replied, stressing the importance of the lone sports that mattered in the Land of Oz. I know as much about hockey as a Canadian knows about basketball, eh. OK, so maybe that wasnt entirely true but they got the point. As the game progressed, we saw a couple of big fights and an overall good game. We were pretty pumped at the end of the night, so much so, we got lost on the way home (pre-GPS days) and rolled into town very early in the morning. I hadnt thought about that experience until my son brought up hockey. Needless to say, I pointed out to my friends about that first trip to a hockey game and the ensuing trips we made the following years. One buddy even asked if I had mentioned one specific trip. No, I assured him. You can tell your son about that one. We both laughed. Funny how our children can conjure up memories we havent thought of in years. Even better is how parents leave out details that arent age appropriate, or perhaps a tad bit embarrassing. OTHER GUY continued from page 4 The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon has sponsored the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in the city of Dunnellon each year since 1982. Pictured is Bill Laterza, middle, Campaign Coordinator, presenting Maj. George Patterson, left, Salvation Army Ocala Commander, the check for the December 2011 campaign, as Don Fineout, Kiwanis Club president, looks on. The Kiwanis Club once again, would like to thank all those who contributed their time and treasure to make this a successful campaign. The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Rainbow Spring Country Club. The public is welcome. Special to the Riverland News Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon A s I write this, Bruce Springsteen, The Boss, is rocking out to How We (this country) Take Care of Its Own. It is Grammy night. It is also a night when we celebrate the life of a legend, Whitney Huston. Personally, she wasnt my favorite singer, but I did enjoy her music. In the past, I have mentioned how painful my singing voice is. I was not blessed with a voice, but I was blessed with an ear. I might be tone deaf, but I still know great music when I hear it. Music moves me in so many ways. It has the power to make me sad. It makes me move my butt faster when I do my power walk. Sometimes it whips me into a frenzy and my feet cant stop moving. I gotta dance! For instance, Houstons rendition of I Will Always Love You has been overplayed and is a bit gooey, but it still gives me goose bumps when I hear it. I love it when a song can bring me to my knees. Forever Yours, Faithfully is another one where the power of the singer surges from my toes to my heart. When someone expresses themselves in song it can be pure poetry. I dont think I can survive without music. It is magic when a singer pours their heart and soul into a song. You feel their longing, their heart ache, their joy and their lust for life. These days I do all my dancing in my living room. I miss going to a club and letting my feet take me to new heights. I probably wouldnt recognize a single song they play in clubs today. Other than Pink, Adele and Katie Perry, I dont have much love for new artists. I was raised on a nice mixture of Soul and Rockn-Roll. My iPod song list includes Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Cars, The Eagles, Queen, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Springsteen and everything in between. I have a very eclectic taste in music. It saddens me when we lose an artist like Houston. She had her problems with drugs. They killed her career and her voice. Maybe they just killed her? We wont know until the autopsy is completed. The rumors will fly in the mean time. Luckily music has the power to heal. I think the Grammys are doing a great job of honoring her. I havent seen the Grammys this alive in a long time. They are going back to what the Grammys should be about music and the celebration of life. Its not about egos or the number of records sold. Its not about notalent pop artists who entertain and inhale fame like a drug. Music is about the ability to touch another living human soul. Music brings us together. It reminds us that we are more alike than we are different. Music lets us put our hair down, kick off our shoes and forget life for awhile. Its time. Dust off your stereo. Turn up the radio. Charge your iPod. Show me your best moves. Feel the power, let it wash over you. Twirl around the kitchen, sing into your hairbrush and feel good for a few minutes. It doesnt matter if you have two left feet. Dancing isnt about looking good. Its about feeling good. You deserve to let yourself go. When life gets rough I need to remind myself to turn up the sound and dance. Some days I dont want to face the music, but once I do I cant stop dancing. If I feel sad and lonely, I always have music to pick me up and remind me that life is worth living. Enjoy every minute of it because it can be over in a flash. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie! Kathleen WallaceLets dance, lets live TIME TO SMILE COMMUNITY BRIEFS P enno 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. Womans Club of Dunnellon slates events 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.

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Leslie Maddox, Softball Leslie is a total team player with a great work ethic, Dunnellon coach Clay Thompson said. She has a willingness to help whatever the task is. Alex Gonzalez, Wrestling The junior 182-pounder finished fourth at the Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships this past weekend, securing a berth in the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. Gonzalez, a second-year wrestler, is 38-13 this season and its his first time qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. Alex Gonzalez Leslie Maddox Vision quest As Alex Gonzalez spent the past four days preparing for the biggest challenge of his brief prep wrestling career, the junior 182-pounder attributes his success this past season to a better understanding of the nuances of the sport. I understand the sport a lot better, I understand the moves, the basic aspects better than a year ago, he explained. I grasped the concepts and just pushed and pushed myself to get better. His hard work and persistence paid off, especially the past two weekends. First, Gonzalez made his way throughout the District 1A-5 Wrestling Championships at Fivay High School, finishing as a runner-up in his weight class. The top-four finish allows him to advance to this past weekends Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships at Teneroc High School. That is where the juniors perseverance paid off. Having lost his second-round match, Gonzalez (38-13) found himself in multiple must-win situations the remainder of the tournament, needing to win three straight matches if he was going to punch a ticket to the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. Not only did Gonzalez rattle off three consecutive victories, but those victories included a win against a foe from Space Coast who had gotten the better of Gonzalez twice this season. Despite losing by pinfall and technical fall, Gonzalez picked up an 8-4 victory in what Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris called Gonzalez best match of the season. You could tell he was in shock afterward, Farris said. Added Gonzalez: I think he expected to win with ease. I just went out and made sure I didnt make mistakes and was sound technically. He knew he had just punched his ticket to the state tournament, giving Dunnellon High School a presence at the state tournament for the sixth straight season under Farris tenure as wrestling coach. I was really excited, happy and proud, Gonzalez, who failed to make it through the district tournament a year ago, said. Its a great accomplishment. Lady Tigers blasted in season opener, 12-2 BELLEVIEW The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team started its season off Tuesday, Feb. 7, traveling to Belleview, knowing it was going to be another tough game considering they were going to face some one of the countys toughest pitcher, the Lady Rattlers Brooke Hale. Sadly, the Lady Tigers dropped their season-opener, losing 12-2. Nicole Drew pitched for the Dunnellon (0-1), recording six strikeouts. Offensively, Jody Weber went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Lady Tigers. Ashley Winn went 1-for-3; Eleanor Goodloe also went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Alexandra Kozlowski went also had one hit against Belleview. Dunnellon, looking to bounce back in their home-opener Friday night against Crystal River, were looking to steal some booty. Unfortunately, after the Lady Tigers took the field, the game got cancelled due to excessive rain. The game will be rescheduled. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play Friday at Tavares. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Feb. 12: Mixed Doubles NoTap results: The Valentines NoTap Tourney was won by Dorine Fugere and David Black with 1,581 pins, including a 300 game by each. Judy Timmons and Dan Taylor took 2nd place with 1533 pins, followed by Sue and Ives Chavez (1,532), then a tie between Liz and Rick Rollason, and Lori Ciquera and Matt OBrien (1,525). Singles winners, all with 300 games, were Myron Paliwoda, Dave Clem, John Walker, Wes Foley and Diane Mauck. The mens series winner was Wes Foley, firing a perfect 900, and Dorine Fugere led the women with a 784. Sam Bass won the Krazy Eights in a sixperson roll-off. Sue Chavez and Bud Reid were chosen as Valentines Queen and King. The next Mixed Doubles 7-9-8 NoTap will be Sunday, March 11. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Jim Wright 302, 775; Dennis Flanagan 296; Sean Fugere 732; Stacy Christopher 264, 708; K.C. Cridland 256; Mary Ann Scott 680. Scratch: Jim Wright 269; Dennis Flanagan 269; Wes Foley 268; Sean Fugere 708; Todd Cridland 702; K.C. Cridland 233; Dorine Fugere 229, 615; Stacy Christopher 546. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jim Abbey 247; Nick Bello 246, 675; Emile Guay 662; Pat Metcalfe 262, 660; Cynthia Cotter 262, 661; Linda Sprague 227. Scratch: Ken Sprague 215, 567; Emile Guay 211, 569; Cynthia Cotter 186; Pat Metcalfe 181; Linda Sprague 462; Lucy Smallwood 453. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Reesby 274, 649; Murphy Combs 242; Jack Connell 635; Barb Steffen 227, 625; Pat Combs 220, 611. Scratch: Frank Reesby 252, 583; Murphy Combs 222; Jerry Ness 598; Barb Steffen 176, 472; Pat Combs 159, 428. Ladies Classic: Handicap: 265, 689; Lisa Morgan 257, 761. Scratch: Myla Wexler 212, 530; Lisa Morgan 210, 620. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 263, 650; Ken Brown 254; Ted Rafanan 691; Bob Desmeules 650; Trina Paliwoda 233; Marilyn Seymour 232; Millie George 630; June Williams 629. Scratch: John Marcucci 246, 599; Ted Rafanan 236, 670; Marilyn Seymour 187; Millie George 183, 513; Fran Barlow 495. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Brian Carney 278; Larry Fritz 278; Dennis Flanagan 271, 767; Larry Kirk 730. Scratch: Brian Carney 269, 670; Larry Fritz 258, 662. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Barbara McGlade 265, 699; Mona Rosado 247; Marilyn Seymour 674. Scratch: Barbara McGlade 204, 516; Marilyn Seymour 190, 509. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Jim Mason 244, 629; Bill Montross 229, 638; Pat Stoner 224; Janet Murray 223, 627; Jan Harvey 622. Scratch: Jim Mason 196, 485; Bill Montross 181, 494; Janet Murray 183, 507; Barb McNally 179, 471. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Eddie Corbitt 271; Chuck Hindbaugh 249, 697; Mike Calcagni 249; Jim Van Gilder 696; Pat Combs 258, 728; Brenda Ratliff 257; Ellen Bowman 733. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 249, 631; Chuck Hindbaugh 216, 598; Pat Combs 180, 494; Ellen Bowman 177, 502. Parkview Owls: Handicap: John Saltmarsh 297; Jim Randle 284; K.E. Conrad 808; Jim Dollar 798; Barbara Rennekamp 287, 769; Toni Mills-Smith 265; Myla Wexler 265; Susan Jones 265; Joan Cothern 760. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 268; Sam Bass 256, 703; Jim Randle 644; Myla Wexler 199, 539; Dorine Fugere 198, 545. Bowlers of the Week: Lisa Morgan, 101 pins over her average, and Jim Wright, 127 pins over his average. SPORTS BRIEFS Hospice of Marion to host charity pro-amHospice of Marion County will host a charity pro-am at the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 13, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Participants will warm-up next to professionals who will vie for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbeque and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352854-2765. Spring football game scheduled May 18The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual Spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual Spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the Spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $5 per FHSAA rules. For more information, call the school at 465-6745. Rainbow Springs LGA results On Feb. 9th, the Rainbow Springs LGA played two best balls of four. First low net was the team of Gwen Baker, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Diane Broadway and Audrey Carey with a 125; second low net was the team of Trudy Richard, M.J. Strelec, Ann Kuhlmey and Rhea Raw with a 126. Birdies: Ann Kuhlmey, Toni Bulson, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Gwen Baker and Carol Oman. Chip-Ins: Ann Kuhlmey, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Ann Kuhlmey and Carol Oman. Greenies: Gwen Baker, Toni Bulson, Carol Oman and Diane Broadway. 000AF8L DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY KELLEAN KAI TRUESDELL Tigers tune-up for regular-season slate With a pair of preseason tune-ups under its belt, the Dunnellon High School baseball team will now turns its focus to the regular season. Dunnellon coach Shane Baly has a better understanding of his teams strengths and weaknesses after his teams action in the Mike Payne Classic last Thursday and Friday. The Tigers dropped the opener, losing 4-0 to Lecanto. The following night, Dunnellon finished in a 6-all tie with West Port after rain halted the game after four innings of play. Against the Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 9, Dunnellon couldnt solve Lecantos pitching, collecting just two hits in the seven-inning matchup. The Tigers Shelby Payne and Connor Hannah collected on hit each for their team. Payne, who got the starting nod for Dunnellon, threw four innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs against the Panthers. He struck out seven, hit two batters and had three wild pitches in his 80-pitch outing. Trevor Phillips closed out the game, tossing the final Dunnellon looks to return to winning ways this week AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAlex Gonzalez works to secure a headlock on teammate Josh Packard during pracitce Monday as Gonzalez, a junior 182-pounder, prepares for his first appearance at the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships. The state tournament begins Friday at the Lakeland Civic Center. DHS junior stoked about competing at state tourney DHS loses one, ties another in Mike Payne Classic JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TIGERS page 12 Gonzalez discusess a drill with his coach during practice. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See VISION page 12 Shelby Payne, Connor Wentz and Connor Hannah congratulate each other during their game against Lecanto. JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News

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Tigers resume action Feb. 23 The Dunnellon High School girls tennis team was is off to a rough start, but shows promise for the rest of the season. Since the season began Feb. 7, the girls have lost their matches to Forest, Santa Fe and Crystal River high schools. Though the early results have been disappointing, spirits remain high. The season is looking bright, Tia Love, twoyear veteran, said. We are a good team this year and we are strong. There is hope for us not only as a team, but in our individual games as well because we are constantly improving and learning how to win. The newcomers agree as well, despite the three games theyve played they know they can break the barrier and achieve great things. Just from being part of the first three games, I can see that the Lady Tigers stand strong, said first-year player Danielle Prinz. Its nice just knowing that youre part of a team that continues to fight despite the losses. We all have a love for the game and that in itself gives hope to every match we have. The girls recently found out their seeds and it goes as follows: Seed No. 1, Jade Gardner; Seed No. 2, Alexandra Love; Seed No. 3, Tia Love; Seed No. 4, Rachel Horne; Seed No. 5 Danielle Prinz; and seed 6, April Hargabus. The Lady Tigers host Santa Fe High School on Feb. 23. Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 11 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm 9815 SW 92nd Ct. Road Perfect 3/2/2 Low maintenance salt pool$139,500 (Owner is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Agent)Dale Ravens, RealtorRainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc.Cell (352) 895-2355 Home (anytime) 489-0818 List Your Home Today With A Rainbow Springs Specialist And Sell It Faster.I live and work here. Drop by and meet me at myOPEN HOUSE RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 0 0 0 A F S 7 000AK3G Cleanmaster CLEANMASTERCARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & VentCleaning Special $ 50 N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room Dunnellon girls tennis drops three matches RACHEL HORNE/For the Riverland NewsAlex Love prepares to serve on Feb. 8 against Santa Fe. Love is the No. 2 seed for the Lady Tigers. DHS TRACK AT A GLANCE BOYS COACHES: Eric Hayes, head coach; Rumsy, assistant coach. GIRLS COACHES: Karen Noffsinger, head coach; Valerie Bazarte, assistant coach. KEY RETURNERS: Victor Chicas, 2-mile run; Jordan Anderson, 400and 800-meter runs; Courtney Pike, 1and 2-mile run. Pike said competing in track helps her stay in shape for cross country season. I practice by running longer distances than Im suppose to do, she explained. I would like to improve my timing. OUTLOOK: We desperately need more participants, Hayes said, noting new participants can be accepted until mid-March. We need more runners for every section of track, but (we) especially (need participants) for field events. Newcomers such as Olana Osborn and Amanda Hargabus said they each have different reasons for joining the team. My friend that goes to Lecanto suggested I join, so we can compete against each other at meets, Osborn said. Even though I cant run a lot, Im always doing activities that keep me in shape. After a certain amount of running, I get worn down and start to get cramps. Hargabus said she competed at the middle school level and had fun. I practice four times a week and on my own time during the weekend, she explained. An obstacle that may get in my way would be getting exhausted and not being able to pace myself. I would want to improve my endurance. Complied by Kayla Reyes RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News ONLINE AT www.riverlandnews.com

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4-H, but it wasnt my cup of tea, she said. Love started showing because her older siblings, brother, Cason, and sister, Paige, showed in the Fair as well. Love has participated ever since with the exception of one year. In an interesting twist of fate, Loves sister, Paige, is currently the permanent substitute teacher in the Dunnellon High agriculture class and the sponsor of the DHS chapter of FFA. Love has placed top six in her class every year but one, and once she placed first in her class. Love isnt a fan of showmanship. Im not very good at showmanship, Love said. I prefer doing skill-a-thon. Skill-a-thon is a written exam and four stations with questions and one must have knowledge about swine. Showmanship is being judged on how you exhibit your animal. Her fifth-grade year was the most challenging year for showing for Love. That year, her hog did not make weight, just 3 pounds shy of the minimum weight requirement. She cried a lot that year, said her mother, Jo. We just took it home and had it processed ourselves. Wooty is a cross of a Hampshire and a Yorkshire. Love used to get her hogs from Mayo, but the past few years she has gotten them with the high school. Wooty, is named after a joke she heard from a close friend. Wooty weighs about 240 pounds now, Love estimates. Wootys favorite snacks I give her are Nutter Butter cookies, Love explained. Wooty is like a dog, she is energetic and very friendly. Wooty also has a trick, you scratch her belly and she rolls over. She is definitely my favorite hog Ive had. This experience is all about learning something. I learned how to train my horse, Love said. I was scared of my horse at first, but I had to learn not to be. Some days he was easy and everything was perfect. Other days I wanted to kill him. It is the same with my hogs. I think its good training for when I get married. Her mother said the youths learn two valuable lessons in raising animals. The kids learn budgeting and responsibility, Jo Love said. No matter how hard you work it doesnt always pay off. Its a great life lesson for them. I loved having all three of my kids participating in the fair. Love also has three horses, a cat, a dog, and a small herd of cows. She is also involved in tennis and swimming at school. Im sad its my last year, but mostly because Wooty is my favorite one, Love said. Im going to miss it, but Im ready to move on and go to college and start my life. Love has been accepted to several Florida schools and plans to become a speech pathologist. three innings. He also allowed two earned runs, while striking out six. He threw two wild pitches and walked four. The Tigers offense found its rhythm against the Wolf Pack, collecting six hits and drawing five walks in the rain-shortened contest. Hannah was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Gage Honeysette and Phillips also had one RBI each for Dunnellon. Payne had a pair of hits for the Tigers. Dunnellon jumped out a 4-2 lead after two innings before West Port rallied with four runs in the third and fourth frames before the Tigers rallied to tie the game at 6-all before the contest was called because of rain. It's early in the season, so our timing is off, but we need to do a better job of putting the bat on the ball, Baly said. We are trying to do too much when we get to the plate. I would like our strike to ball ratio to improve with our pitching staff, but it is early in the season. Everyone was anxious to play. We did show life in the end our last game on offence, and our pitchers strikeouts are very high. The best thing is, is that the boys know what they have to do to improve. Dunnellon opened the regular season Tuesday against Citrus. Results were not available at press time. 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S. Dunnellon Civic Association meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@dcf.state.f l.us. 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As per the agreement between the two entities, the contract stipulates no public statements or announcements relating to the agreement shall be issued by either party without the prior written consent of the other party. That's not the only good news for the city's ambitious fiber to the home program it has undertaken since securing $7.3 million in funding in November 2010. Despite being seven months behind schedule, the city has been rolling out fiber at a fast pace and recently announced it has officially signed up its first paying customers. City Manager Lisa Algiere told the City Council at its workshop Feb. 8 that 60 percent, or 28 out of 45 homes, in Satake Village registered for Internet and phone services. Algiere said officials are still testing the video (television) services and hope to have that completed within the next few weeks. We will begin offering services to Blue Cove, Dunnellon Heights, the Granada and River Retreat soon, Algiere said. In other action, the Council: Adopted the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan as presented during the Feb. 8 Council Workshop and direct staff to establish a BPAC Committee. For more about the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan, see the Feb. 23 edition of the Riverland News. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with Burton & Associates for Telecommunications Financial Management Plan Analysis. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative for Subscriber Technical Support. (TrueBand Tech Support). Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with city of Wilson, N.C., dba Greenlight to provide workflow development and documentation services to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications (GDC), city of Dunnellon. Appointed Linda Fernandez as regular member of the Historic Preservation Board to fill unexpired term of David Short. Her term is effective Feb. 13 to Oct. 26, 2012. Appointed David Lewis as a regular member of the Planning Commission filling the expired term of Mary Ann Hilton. His term is effective Feb. 13, 2012, to Feb. 13, 2015. Appointed Wilbur Vanwyck as an alternate member of the Planning Commission to complete the unexpired term of David Lewis, effective Feb. 13, 2012, to Jan. 12, 2015. Appointed Roger Barth as a regular member of the Planning Commission filling the unexpired term of Fred Von Ammon. His term is effective Feb. 13 to June 22, 2012. Appointed Paul Cowan as an alternate member of the Planning Commission to complete the unexpired term of Roger Barth, effective Feb. 13 to Oct. 11, 2012. Authorized the mayor to sign the Voluntary Cooperation/Operational Assistance Agreement between the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Dunnellon Police Department. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with CivicPlus Advantage for website redesign. The total cost for the deal is $21,000 to be paid over the next years. Though the project was not budgeted, City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council, city staff is reallocating funds from the finance department. Tentatively scheduled a joint workshop with Marion County Commissioners for 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, at City Hall. Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 13 Y OUR P LAYING Y OU D O N Y OUR 25 Years Servicing Citrus County 4 DRYER VE N LICENSED & INSURED $50 COMPLETE S 000AKGN 671-5374 Solution to Sudoku on page 12 CITY continued from page 1 Applications available for amendments to 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 large-scale 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/P lanning/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 352-438-2600 or visit www.marioncounty fl.org/growthmanage ment.htm. Special to the Riverland News FDOT pitches plan to widen U.S. 41 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAngela Wilhelm, second from left, a representative with the Florida Department of Transporation, explains plans to widen U.S. 41 from 111th Place Lane to approximately Southwest 61st Street last Thursday at a public information meeting at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN, Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School reading teachers and media specialist, Constance Anderson, hosted a Breakfast of Champions to thank the ir reading students for their great attitude and effort toward reading. Students honored, front row, from left, were: Tanner Bergeron, Blake Rath, Bar ry Perpente, Kira Sain and Bianca Davila; back row, Crystal Babine, Judy Allen, Francisco Torres, Brandon Spangler, Austin Taylor and Dylan Taylor. Dunnellon Middle School media specalist Constance Anderson and reading coaches throughout the school treated students selected by their teachers to enjoy a Breakfast of Champions last week at the school. Publix, which donated the drinks, pastries and fresh fruit, were quickly gobbled up by students as well as a parent or grandparent. TOP: Judy Allen enjoys a bite of fresh fruit while talking to a classmate during the Breakfast of Champions. TOP RIGHT: Tanner Bergeron loads up a plate of pastries students were treated to during the special event. MIDDLE RIGHT: Barry Perpente smiles while talking to one of his reading coaches. BOTTOM RIGHT: Blake Rath shows his reading teacher, Carmella Samler, a book he received as a part of a goody bag for students. BOTTOM: Antonia Davila beams as her daughter, Bianca, was honored at the Breakfast of Champions.

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Paul Mast of the Mast Brothers will provide entertainment. Tickets are $12 each. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Feb. 16, and can be made by calling Dot at 465-1150 or Maggie at 465-6153. If cancelled after Feb. 16, they must be paid for. For more information, call Julie at 489-6996. CERT training slated to start Feb. 16A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the eight-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the sheriffs office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of lifethreatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. The training is free. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, trainer, at 352-812-0853.Young Eagles rally slated Feb. 18The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ocala Airport, 1200 S.W. 60th Ave. Registration is at 8:15, ground school will be at 8:45, a pilot briefing will be at 9:15, followed by flying at 9:30. The event is open to any youth, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, who have not previously flown a Young Eagles flight. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273.State Park to host Cracker DaysCracker Days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, at Rainbow Springs State Park. Exhibitors and demonstrators will tell you about the early pioneer history of Florida. Staff and volunteers will be in period dress in the cow camp, along with a Cracker horse and many exhibits about early Florida. There will also be an archeological exhibit. The Crafty Ladies will have Cracker dolls and other handcrafted items. Nature Quest will run trams in the parking lot to the entry and from the Felburn Pavilion to the Cow Camp. Copies of the Cracker Times will be available to show you where and when everything is taking place. Storyteller Sam will talk about his adventures. At the entrance to the park, there will be native plant sales and information. Several Florida musicians will perform throughout the day in the Felburn Pavilion. Entry fee is $2 per person; children 6 and younger are free. Old candles are needed for the candlemaking demonstrations. They can be dropped off at the toll booth or call Nicky Aiken at 465-8555. Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) to meet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11, lunch follows at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program will be the guest speaker. The charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. For more information, call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-8542677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. 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. Master Choir holding auditions The Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmasterchoir.comAnnie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 4657957.

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Cool reward Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsChase Parsons, left, and Gabriel Martinez, grab their ice cream as Principal Kathy Hultman, second from right, looks on as stud ents who made the A/B Honor Roll for the second quarter were recently treated to an ice cream party. Isabella Gerrard, left, carefully, grabs her bowl of ice cream as Madison Miguel points out what toppings she would like on her treat. Michael Obear licks his spoon as he enjoys the festivities. Romeo Elementary School student Krystel Yaffer licks ice cream off her lips. Calista Neal, left, watches as classmate Cara Richardson enjoys a big bite of the frosty treat. Chase Parsons makes sure he enjoys the last few bites of ice cream. Students Billie Weidman, left, Jacqueline Lemanski, Bayleigh Johnson, Alexis Appleby enjoy some lighthearted conversation during the Ice Cream Social.

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Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 17 000A8NZ CANADIAN MEDS 000AHR2 Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. Plavix 75mg 100 ct. $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 000AFSF D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway)000AK3N 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 $ 1 OFF DINNER only $ 8.85 LUNCH only $ 6.65 1 per person. Cannot be used with any other offer. Expires 1/27/12 Obituaries Donald Edward Daniels, 80Donald Daniels, 80 of Dunnellon, was born on Feb. 3, 1931 in Reading, Pa. He passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in the comfort of his home. Don was a Renaissance man with many interests and talents which led him to a full and varied life. He was a gentle man with the soul of an adventurer and a great sense of humor. He was a listener, a visionary, a doer, competitive, and pragmatic. He was creative and loved the arts. He was a gentleman. He liked building and creating businesses, houses, and paintings. He wrote screenplays (never produced), a stage play, produced, and enjoyed creating the sets and mounting the plays for the Repertory playhouse he founded and owned. Don loved cards of any kind, but poker and bridge for a little money headed the list. While in college Don joined the Navy, serving on the USS Wasp during the peacetime disaster in 1952, in which the Wasp collided with the destroyer minesweeper Hobson while conducting night flying operations, and 176 of the Hobsons crew were lost. Rapid rescue by the Wasp saved 52 men. A life-long sportsman, he excelled at football in his early years and at Kutztown State Teachers College and the University of Pittsburgh; he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and played for a brief stint in the Eagles summer camp, and also throughout his service to the Navy for the Great Lakes Naval Station and Norfolk Naval Station. During his lifetime he skied, enjoyed handball and racquet ball, boating, golf, and tennis, and even joined a curling team for a couple of years. Don spent many years as a skin diver, enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, settling on Lake Powell, the Tennessee River, and the Gulf of Mexico, captaining his houseboat in retirement. Over the course of his life, he would design and build two houses and an actors residence, become a painting contractor, own and operate a restaurant, and create a repertory playhouse, all successful and built from the ground up. He was an entrepreneur and enjoyed the life. His great, hearty spirit and remarkable robustness in his approach to life, his wit, humor, warmth, enthusiasm and energy, and his sunlit smile will be missed by his family especially, and those who knew him well. His indomitable and caring spirit and dauntless heart survive his physical departure. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Miriam (Schoellkopf) Daniels, and his brother, Bruce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Janet; his loving family; sons, Timothy Daniels and his wife Mary of Kansas City, Mo., son Sean and his wife, Jian of Citrus Springs; daughters, Regan Shepley and her husband, Aaron of Crystal Lake, Ill., Patricia Singleton and her husband, James of Ocala; sisters-in-law, Patricia Decker of Dunnellon, Bev Heitzler of Surprise, Ariz.; grandchildren, Shannon Daniels, Madison Shepley, Chase Shepley; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Hoffman, Emma Hoffman, Taylor Hoffman; nephews, Steve Daniels of Reading, Pa., Todd Daniels of Reading, Pa., Chris Heitzler of Schaumburg, Ill.; special cousins, JoAnne Sudock and her husband Frank; Karl Schoellkopf and his wife Ellen and numerous other cousins. A Celebration of Life service will be at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut Street, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! Robert Walter Farnan, 77Mr. Farnan was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Jacob and Isabella (Coleman) Farnan. He died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 in Dunnellon. Mr. Farnan was an Army veteran retiring after serving his country for more than 20 years, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement, he moved to Inglis where he was the owner and operator of the Port Inglis Restaurant for over 30 years. Survivors include wife, Mary Jo; son, Kevin Farnan; four daughters, Christine (Jamal) Nejame, Cindy (Glenn) Townsend, Char (Steve) Stacy, Kaylynn Farnan; brother, Billy Farnan; sister, Winnie Carcaterra; and numerous grandchildren. The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert Walter Farnan, 77, of Dunnellon, formerly of Inglis, was at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Father Eugene Rueman officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Robert John Kelley (Moses), 72Robert John Kelley (Moses), 72, of Dunnellon, was born on Dec. 11, 1939 and was called home on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of R.H.O.C., and the W.O.M.M.C. in Deerfield Beach and started the Levy County chapter as a founding member in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Catherine Kelley, and son, Thomas Kelley, aka Weasel. He is survived by his wife, Karen Marie; brother, John (Brenda) Kelley of Inverness; sisters, Bernice Hill of Dedham, Mass., and Joan Cafferelli of Homosassa; daughter, Christine Kelley of Dunnellon; sons, Robert Kelley of St. Petersburg and Michael (Beverly) Kelley of Dunnellon; step-daughter, Tinslie Marie (Ray) Fowler of Ocala; 10 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; former wife and mother of his four children, Shirley Phillips. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 S.W. 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. Marilyn A. Sprenzel, 81Marilyn A. Sprenzel, 81 was born on May 6, 1929 in Salem, Ill., and died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2011. She moved to Rainbow Springs with her husband 22 years ago. It has been our heaven on earth. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Kim and David Raymer; daughters, Shawn Raymer, Becky Cole; daughters-in-law, Cheryl Raymer, Stacy Raymer and Deisy Sprenzel; sonsin-law, Michael Sprenzel, and David Sprenzel; granddaughters, Loren, Amanda, Amber, Coral, Mary and grandson, Chris. She was loved by all and we will be with her again. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church on Hwy. 41 and Hwy. 40. Donald Edward Daniels

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F orty-one years ago, I was a nave 19year-old just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before email, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-toface. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the 18 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 000ALD7 (Next Door To Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop)$10 And Bring A Snack To Pass This Saturday Evening, 7-9pm Scott & Michelle Dalziel LIVE IN CONCERT 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. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Interim Pastor Tim Turner (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000A1M1 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000A1LC 000A1KX Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 000A1L8 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000A1L1 MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 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 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 6976 N. 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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. Peace Lutheran to host Potato Pancake supperPeace Lutheran Church will host the 21st annual Potato Pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41 South. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults; $2.50 for children 5 through 12; and children 5 and younger, free. This event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.org. Lutheran church to mark Lenten Season Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a Pancake Supper in Swenson Hall. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. A freewill offering will be taken. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, worship service will be at 6:45 pm. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 pm. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. For more information, call the church office at 352854-4509, ext 221. 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 489-1611. 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 allyou-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 to host foods festivalJoin us for the 18th Annual International Foods Festival from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Enrichment Center at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Food samples are between $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 2373035. Church to host annual flea market Dunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. The church is at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets in the Historic District. For more information, call the church office at 4892682. 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He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 18 CHURCH BRIEFS Civil Discourse will be the topic for this years Lenten Series at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala. Beginning at noon Feb. 29 and running for the following four Wednesdays, Dr. Harold W. McSwain Jr., the churchs pastor, will lead and facilitate the series regarding how to engage in and enhance civil discourse. In addition to identifying specific methods, protocols and procedures for engaging in civil discourse, each session will include an opportunity to address a topic of current public interest, such as political debate, interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, sexual orientation, abortion, etc. When the Diaconate of our church met to discuss possible topics for this years Lenten Series, all in attendance agreed that this topic is of paramount importance not only to the spiritual welfare of our community of faith, Dr. McSwain said, but also to the orderly and civil conduct of the community and society of which our church is a part. We contend that derogative criticism of uncivil discourse does little to foster regard for the integrity of all people, so we are determined to provide for public discourse a more hospitable environment. Dr. McSwain serves on the board of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, which is proud to endorse this important community outreach. The public is welcome. A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200, approximately 4 miles southwest of Interstate 75, and about 2 miles toward Ocala from Top of the World. For more information, contact 352-615-7677 or visit uccocala.org. Church to host Lenten series about Civil Discourse Special to the Riverland News

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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Meeting Notices 252-0216 RIV 2/22 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, Inc, a United Way supported organization, will conduct their monthly Administrative Committee meeting as scheduled on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9::00a.m. The meeting will be held 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 352-563-9939, if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Feb. 16, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 243-0216 RIV2/28 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 02/28/2012 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. 1FMYU60E8YUA71419 2000 FORD 1GNGG25RXY1222880 2000 CHEVROLET Feb. 16, 2012. 244-0216 RIV3/1 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 03/01/2012 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. JTEHF21A030098970 2003 TOYOTA Feb. 16, 2012. 245-0216 RIV3/2 McIntosh sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 03/02/2012, 9:00 am at 19940 N. US Hwy. 441, McIntosh, FL 32664, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HGCD5656TA195930 1996 HONDA feb. 16, 2012. 246-0216 RIV3/2 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 03/02/2012 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. 42PXA01B7JW006010 1988 UTILMASTER Ice Cream Truck Feb. 16, 2012. 247-0216 RIV3/2 SalePUBLIC NOTICE 248-0216 RIV3/5 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 03/05/2012 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. 1FAFP44401F152861 2001 FORD 2B4GP44GXR434380 1999 DODGE 3VWBK21C93M421575 2003 VOLKSWAGEN 4A3AB36F56E051014 2006 MITSUBISHI Feb. 16, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 03/02/2012 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. 1FALP4041RF147513 1994 FORD 1HGCD5656TA195930 1996 HONDA Feb. 16, 2012. Lien Notices Lien 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. Spare 9677 S.E. 163rd St., Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Patrick L. Smith Florida Bar No. 0027044 Attorney for Ronald L. Spare Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, 179 N. US Highway 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com February 9 and 16, 2012. 250-0223 RIVRiselvato, Joseph 2012-CP-097 (F) Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012-CP-097 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH RISELVATO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOSEPH RISELVATO, deceased, whose date of death was August 7, 2011, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 099-22-9882, File Number 2012-CP-097 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 16, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ BERNADETTE KURATNICK 20 Glenn Road, Apalachin New York 13732 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0021415 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 February 16 and 23, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 249-0223 RIV 2/28/12 sale, Out-Back Self Storage PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on 02/28/12 at 2:00 PM at OUT-BACK SELF STORAGE 19545 W. Hwy. 40, in the city of Dunnellon, state of FL, the undersigned, OUT-BACK SELF STORAGE will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Eugene Heinkel P.O. Box 2425, Dunnellon, FL 34430 1 bags; 1 bed: headboard; 1 boxes; 1 Clothing Sonia Wallace, 303 Cleveland Ave. N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 1 boxes; 1 cabinet; 1 totes; 1 sofa; 1 VCR: Player; 1 Misc./Others Elec. Hot Water Heater Cindy Baird, P.O. Box 281, Dunnellon, FL 34430 1 bed: mattress; 1 dresser; 1 pictures; 1 TV Febuary 15 and 23, 2012. 251-0223 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 3/2 Sales NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit # 67 Tim Tyson, P.O. Box 3242, Dunnellon, FL 34430 Unit # 62 Sam Smith, P.O. 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April 7, News-Journal Centre, Davidson Theatre, Daytona State College. 800-595-4849 www.redgreen.com Professional Veterinary Receptionist Part time/Full time Experience preferred Veterinary Tech.Part time/Full time Experience Required Bring Resume to: 20251 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon General Help NOW HIRING Entry-level to upper mgmt. Exp. not reqd. Full training provided. Medical and 401(k) offered. $550-$800 a week. Call Barbara, 352.436.4460 Schools/ Instruction ALLIED HEALTHCareer training -Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.Centura Online.com Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES 12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Miscellaneous Financial $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!! $$$ As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hours? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com Garage/ Yard Sales SATEKE VILLAGESat 8a-2p.Hsehld, utensill, tools, fishing gear many bar gins 180th Av Rd. across Dunnellon Elem School Musical Instruments Set of Drums For Sale $300. obo (352) 489-8617 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 I W ANT TO BUY Your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, BOAT, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or More. (813) 458-0584 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets A gift for Valentines! 4 adorable little Jack Russell/Chihuahua pups 9 wks.w/ Health Cert.2M/2F $300 ea 352-465-1797 DOG Butch is a wonderfully sweet lab/terrier mix, approximately 2 y/o and weighs 65#. He appears to be housebroken and is very mindful on leash. He is a strong boy, but eager to learn new things. Call 352-201-8664 Mobile Homes For Rent Dunnellon Hwy 488 Clean 2/2, priv. lot, fencd $475. mo. + dep (352) 795-6970 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 Apartments Dunnellon Crystal River 1 bed, all new, no pets $500 mo. utilities Incld. (352)563-2517 Rental Houses INVERNESS Country Living on large -acre lot. 3BR, 2BA home. Garden area, fenced area, Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. RENT SPECIAL Security dep. pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 2/1, Available Now CHA, W//D. 20925 River Drive Big yard, quiet street. NO Pets, No Smoking Please $695. Mo. (352) 489-3108 DUNNELLON 2/2, Riverbend Rd. near plant$625 727 631-2680 DUNNELLON In Rainbow Spring Co. Club Estates, 3/2/1, $725mo. Terms 352-322-0816 Waterfront Rentals HOMOSASSA 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Homosassa Riverfront for rent3 bdrm 2 bath with carport and covered boat dock. Beautiful view of the river. $1200 month, first and last with security deposit.Unfurnished. 386-527-0126 Rooms For Rent DUNNELLON Efficiency Room Private Entrance, Utilities & cable included furnished $425/mo. 352-816-0936 Real Estate For Sale Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 Real Estate For Sale Floral City, 40 AC Florida Hilly vacant land, never lived on, with underground electric,excellent well water, zoned agriculture, private coded gate, updated fence, under brushed with trimmed trails, concrete cattle gap for horses or cattle. Cost $495K (352) 302-1940 trishmilton@gmail.com L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes INVERNESS Waterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Crystal River Homes Plantation area Energy-wise 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Garage. Ready move in. Fenced backyard w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW 19th Annual Sumter Swap Meets SUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th 1-800-438-8559 Electrical CREATION ELECTRIC. Full service electrical contractor. Residential & Commercial. Service changes. Large & small repairs. Spa hookups & more. Lic & Ins. Call 352-427-4216. Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, February 16, 2012 Vol 30 No. 18 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100thyear project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212 @gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Friends of the Library to host book saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a Valentines Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 17. The story is inside the library at 20351 Robinson Road. All sales benefit the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, call 438-4520.Dunnellon Garden Club to meet todayThe 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. 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 465-4656 or Sandy Robinson at 489-2785.Scout Pack 508 to host pancake supperThe Church of the Advent/Cub Scout Pack 508 will have a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The Church of The Advent, 11251 S.W. County Road 484. The cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will go to Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Track. School Distirct OKs deal with city Greenlight Dunnellon Communications secured its first corporate contract, striking a deal with the Marion County School District. District officials approved a five-year contract worth $432,000, or $86,400 per year, with the city at its Jan. 24 meeting. The deal calls for Greenlight to provide high-speed Internet access to Dunnellon Elementary, Middle and High Schools up to 1 Gbs of speed on a dedicated line as well as provide fiber optics to their data center. Per the agreement, the city will install services for free at Woman agrees to deal, gets 25-year sentence Case stems from home invasionAfter serving more than 2-1/2 years in the Marion County Jail awaiting a trial on multitude of charges, including attempted first degree murder charges with a deadly weapon, a now 30year-old woman reached a plea deal with the State Attorneys office. Jamie D. Selkey of Winter Haven agreed to a deal for 25 years in prison stemming from a July 2009 home invasion incident in which Selkey knocked on a door of an elderly couple living in a home on River Drive, original reports stated. The attempted murder charge carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. She also faced charges of burglary of a dwelling while armed, burglary of a dwelling with battery, evidence tampering and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. According to the State Attorneys office, the charge of burglary of a dwelling with battery against Selkey was dropped due to a potential case of double jeopardy. She was adjudicated guilty on the four charges the state was pursuing. Selkey was also ordered to pay $32,859 in fines. Overall, Im pleased with the sentence, Bill 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.When Alexandra Love first got Wooty, the hog was just about 60 pounds and stuck to Love like glue. Wooty never ventured far from her person, even though at that size she was sometimes able to squeeze out of her pen. Now, Wooty is a little more independent. She will run around the yard exploring, but she makes sure she knows where Love is. When she has gone far enough, Wooty comes trotting back to Loves side. Alexandra Love is an 18-yearold senior at Dunnellon High School who is dual-enrolled at College of Central Florida in Ocala. This is Loves eighth year raising a hog for the Southeastern Youth Fair, 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. She started when she was in the third grade at the age of 8. Love likes showing hogs best. Ive done a chapter steer in Citrus Grill brings family flair to town Citrus Grill is now calling Dunnellon home, and its owners hope to do so for the foreseeable future after relocating the eatery from Citrus Avenue in Citrus County. If opening day Saturday is any indication to Citrus Grills future at 20430 E. Pennsylvania Ave., which has previously been the home to establishments such as Skeets Family Barbecue, Local Legends and, most recently, Rise N Shine. We did a hellacious breakfast, said Debbie OConnell, who runs the business with her sisters, Cindy Eislin, Terry Fletcher and Jayme Conklin as well as her parents, Jim and Lois Devita. We had about 10 of our regulars this morning, but most of the other faces were new. Hopefully, they wont be strangers and we get to know them. Relocating was a no brainer, OConnell said. This is a great location and has had some successful restaurants in the past, she explained. When we found out this location was available we just decided it was time to make the move. The menu is ample and offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items across the board, from fare such as chicken wings and rotisserie chicken to steaks and food for those who want a light meal. We have an extensive menu, OConnell said, noting she scours websites of restaurants countrywide in search of new recipe ideas. I would hope we have something everyone likes. We give out generous portions, but we also offer our waist watchers menu because we realize there are folks who dont want a big, heavy meal. OConnell said the eatery will offer customers incentives such as a card that will be stamped for every breakfast or lunch they eat at Citrus Grill. For every new customer they bring with them, theyll receive two stamps. Once the card is filled, the customer will receive a free breakfast or lunch, OConnell said. Citrus Girll is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 465-0111. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Eatery opens on E. Pennsylvania AvenueResident: No answer from cityThe Friday deadline to hear from city officials came and went without a word, Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black said Monday. Black is leading a charge to boycott the citys highlyJamie Selkey will serve 25 years in prison. See WOMAN page 3 Amanda Eislin serves up a Turkey Club sandiwsh with a side of waffle fries.JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News JEFF BRYAN, Riverland News Greenlight will provide Internet access to three schoolsFor the Love of swine JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CITY page 13 LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN R iverland NewsSee ANSWER page 3 Dunnellon senior prepares for final hoorah at annual fair JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAfter a little running around, Wooty enjoys a belly rub from Alex Love on her familys farm in Romeo. Wooty snacks on some graham crackers. The rustling of the plastic package made her come running for her sweet treat. In the background is a young cow, Mildred. See SWINE page 12

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touted fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. The boycott stems from the citys recent purchase of Rainbow Springs Utility and the 25 percent surcharge imposed by the City Council on those who are now customers of the city-owned utility. On Monday, Feb. 6, Black delivered a certified note to city officials, stating 1,063 homeowners have signed a petition to boycott the citys $7.3-million utility, which is nearing a complete launch. Black set Friday, Feb. 10, deadline to hear from officials to see if there was a potential to come to an agreement both sides considered fair in hopes of avoiding the boycott. Now that Black hasnt heard from officials regarding the planned boycott, he said hell move onto step two of his plan to alert residents in Rainbow Springs to the plan. Billboards have been prepared for U.S. 41 North and South between Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs, Black said, explaining a vinyl wrap design will be used as an overlay on existing signs to ensure maximum exposure. He even explained to officials in his letter what he would do if he didnt hear from them. I will assume that you have chosen the collision course, he stated. We will then execute step two, the billboards. City Manager Lisa Algiere said officials are still moving forward as planned with the system, having already installed some fiber in the area.Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication.PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AGI9 All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000AFNO Whether youre a subscriber or you picked up a copy from your local newsstand, we just want to say . Two apply for position with Greenlight Greenlight Dunnellon Communications search for a communications specialist and program coordinator likely wont take long. Two people applied for the position, which will pay between $36,063 and $54,084 per year plus benefits. The candidates for the position are Harriet Daniels, a former reporter for the Ocala StarBanner, who use to cover the Dunnellon City Council as one of her beat assignments, and will likely is the favorite to fill the position because of her previous relationship with City Manager Lisa Algiere and the City Council. Daniels graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She worked for New York Times Regional Media Group, which owned both the Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun from August 1994 to November 2011. Daniels, who spent 21 years in the journalism field, covered a variety of beats including the Belleview City Government, the Alachua County School District, agriculture and veterans. On her employment application she requested a yearly salary of $42,000. Pamela Gardener is the other applicant seeking the newly created position. Gardener, who does not possess a bachelors degree, has an extensive background in advertising. She is currently employed by Phillips Printing in Ocala. Gardener, who requested a salary of $52,000 per year, has an Associates of Arts degree from Mattatuck Community College. Whoever the city hires, they will have their hands full as Greenlight is close to a complete launch and because officials plan on having a local channel, they will have to find enough content to fill the airtime. City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council at its Feb. 8 workshop that interviews would begin soon and felt confident about the candidates skill level. Theyre both exceptional, she said about Daniels and Gardeners resumes and work experience. Former Star-Banner reporter among pair of applicants JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Gladson, assistant state attorney, said. The Dunnellon Police Department did a great job on this, they collected all of the evidence that was needed. They conducted a real thorough invesigtation and put together a really tough case. They deserve a lot of credit. According to the report from the July 2009 incident, when the homeowner answered the door, they attempted to close the door but Selkey forced her way in, grabbed the victim by the neck and said she was going to kill her as the woman fell to the floor. During the attack, the report stated, the male homeowner attempted to help his wife, but Selkey started to attack him. The report stated Selkey cut the man twice on his arm with a razor blade. The lacerations on the mans arm required 16 staples to close, the report stated. The woman attacked in the home invasion had scrapes on her neck and bruises on her arm. After the incident with the husband Selkey fled the scene, the report stated. While searching the area for the woman, a resident told authorities he gave a female who was bleeding and claimed to have been jumped by three men a ride to Chatmire. According to the report, officers responded to the area and spotted Selkey walking from the back of a residence. She was told to stop, but took off running. Selkey was caught a short time later. After she was apprehended, she told officers she had swallowed a razor blade, the report stated. The razor blade was recovered, authorities said. WOMAN continued from page 1 COMMUNITY EVENTS Florida Society of Registered Nurses Retired support Kids Central Inc. Special to the Riverland NewsKids Central Inc. which serves five counties for insuring the safe welfare of many children, is recognized and supported by the Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired, Inc. Left to right is Kim Avera, law supervisor of Volunteer Services, behind Kim is Danielle Damato, director of Community Development, Cynthia Schuler, CEO of Kids Central, Inc., Jeanne Loranger RN, community service chairman and Betty Greve RN. There is a great need for Nurse Volunteers. Clothing, food and household items are gratefully accepted. Call Kathy at 352-465-8958 if you can help. ANSWER continued from page 1 County seeks historical information of parksThe earliest recorded baseball games at Orange Lake Community Park took place in 1918. The land encompassed by W.H. Willoughby Park once belonged to a farmer and preacher from Alabama. County parks are rich in history, and a Marion County department wants to preserve as much of it as possible. Marion County Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to assist in its collection of historical park information and photographs by sharing any little known fact or visual about a county park. If you know why a park was given a certain name, treasure an old photograph of a park or have just about any other historical information on a county park, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation Director Gina Peebles at 671-8560 or e-mail gina.peebles@marioncountyfl.org to share your story.State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl.u s or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. 000AGIW 2011 2011 2011 2011 SCHEDULE ONLINE AT STANLEYSTEEMER.COM 1-800-STEEMER Citrus 726-4646 Marion 622-5885 With Minimum Purchase of $ 150 00 Limit one per household. Prior sales excluded. Must present at time of cleaning. Residential only. Not valid with any other coupon offers. Some restrictions apply. Participating franchise only. 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River views Officials need to work together to resolve issuesWe have been visiting Dunnellon over the past year with intention of retiring in the area. We have subscribed to the Riverland News and in reading the articles and letters have always been struck by the sense of community support and strong faith among the people in this community. The tone of those letters and articles has changed over the past few weeks with the controversy about Dunnellons purchase of the water system. As someone who is planning to be a member of the community there, we would ask that you take a hard look at what is at stake and could be lost. We imagine many of you, like ourselves, were drawn to the area to be an active part of the community of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. It saddens us to think of losing the enthusiasm and excitement of working together to build up the community by replacing it with activities that will instead tear it down. We pray for wisdom for the leaders of both Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association that a solution will be found that results in a fair and equitable resolution for Rainbow Springs residents while allowing for a strong community driven by a oneness of mind toward a better government and economy so the people of this community can thrive and prosper and have a city to be proud of.Larry and Nancy Hess JacksonvilleWhat is America thinking?I am at a loss to figure out the thinking of the American people, if indeed, they are thinking at all. We are at a very important turning point in our lives to vote into office those candidates who will do the work of the people. It seems that a great many Americans are voting on race, creed and color mostly race and color. They arent concerned that many of our candidates have very colored pasts, which seemed to have been such a tremendous issue when President Clinton was in office. I realize that what he did was unconscionable but what about Newt Gingrich? He is a disgrace to the true meaning of marriage. He talks about core values I think this apple has a rotten core. And what really bothers me is that he has converted to Catholicism!! What has happened to the beliefs of the Catholic Church (I am Catholic)? In the past, the church made a huge issue of people wanting to marry a divorced person. Never mind that their spouse was abusive, or in some cases worse, others (like me) lost their spouse and wanted to make a new life for themselves. Something is mighty wrong here. Some Americans say President Obama hasnt done enough or some Public access is the priority Be my Valentine Whats wrong with a whole day devoted to love? Apparently, plenty! Cynics say the meaning of Valentines Day is exaggerated by overzealous romantics. Romantics believe its an important day they wouldnt want to miss. Many people think its just a big waste of money. Ill tell you one thing its a lot easier to buy into when you have somebody to share it with, but being a writer I wanted to find out more about this frivolous holiday I honestly knew nothing about. The history and meaning of Valentines Day is certainly a mystery. Even when you Google it, it remains rather vague. Apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried Feb. 14. There is an additional modern embellishment despite having no historical basis whatsoever that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailors daughter. Before he was put to death he wrote her a letter and signed it Your Valentine, words still used on cards today. Perhaps well never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the Middle Ages. In fact, Valentines Day ranks second only to Christmas in the number of greeting cards sent. But where does Cupid fit in to all of this? The little angel on Valentines cards holding arrows has commonly been associated with the romantic holiday, but why? Well, Cupid originated in Roman mythology. He was the Roman god of love. His name derives from the word cupido, meaning desire. There you have it. It now makes sense why this little angel graces our Valentines Day paraphernalia even though there is absolutely no connection between St. Valentine and Cupid that were aware of. So why do so many people despise this holiday? Why do we feel its kind of silly to celebrate? Well a day like this can make you feel sort of like Charlie Brown. Honestly, nobody wants to be alone on Feb. 14 watching old movies and getting rocks. Do we make too much of this one day? Do we tend to expect too much? After all, we all want that one perfect day like in the movies. The day where youre served breakfast in bed while your significant other cleans the house. All followed by candy and flowers and the best date night ever. Hey, we may as well throw in a diamond ring too while were fantasizing. My husband and I have never made a big deal about it. Well, maybe that first year when we were still trying to impress each other. Hes the one in the Hallmark store that reads every card before choosing the right one. That little effort means a lot. We still like a little romance now and then. Ill never forget the one Valentines Day my son-in-law wanted to buy lingerie to surprise my daughter. He worked up the nerve to go into the ladies department, but then just grabbed the first red nightgown he saw. It turned out to be a size 4XX. My daughter was not amused. But its the thought that counts, right? So as you celebrated Feb. 14, be you a romantic or a cynic, I hope you had a tiny bit of romance and got chills up and down your spine. After all, we are never too old to feel like a kid again. The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY My boys recently returned from an overnight stay with their GPa and GiGi, grandparents who have found the perfect balance to spoiling their grandsons with both an adequate amount of love and special trips. It was their second sleepover in the past month, the first a trip to Tampa to see the biggest, baddest monster truck ever Gravedigger. Just recently, they came bounding through the front door discussing their adventures at Chucky Cheese, where a kid can be a kid, yes even me when the opportunity presents itself. Needless to say my oldest, Jackson, was still raving about their adventures hours ago. Even as dear old dad was pleading his case for Jackson to close his eyes and head for dreamland. Dad, I just have to tell ya one more thing, he explained for the fifth time in the long-drawn out conversation. Alright buddy, fire away, I told the eager toddler, certainly not wanting to diminish his excitement or imagination. Um Dad, yeah, uh, there was this one game, he explained. It was hockey and we slid orange discs on a white table and had to knock em through a slot at the other end with a handle. It was really cool Dad and I scored a lot, and the crowd went wilddddd. Oh, so you played air hockey? I replied. Yeah, it was cool, Jackson said. It wasnt real hockey because it wasnt ice. But I really liked it. Im proud of you and glad you had fun, I said. Did you ever play when you were a lil boy like me dad? he quizzed me. Yeah a few times, I recalled. I wasnt very good though. Oh, thats OK Dad, we all cannot be good at everything, he said, as I realized he either has way too much of his fathers sarcasm or those lessons I attempt to teach him about no one being able to win all of the time are finally paying off. Finally, the conversation takes a turn to sports. Finally, something I consider myself an expert it, Monday morning quarterbacking. OK, who am I kidding? Any redblooded American male who is a sports fan is an expert in that arena. Its the reason we watch the games on big screen TVs Sundays and not on the sidelines. Needless to say we discussed hockey, a sport I enjoy, but not enough to watch on TV because its simply too hard to follow from a couch in the living room. What do you think happens when the players fall on the ice Dad? JackChildren have unique way of conjuring forgotten memories The most significant community achievement in Citrus County over the last couple of years has been the saving of the Three Sisters Springs property from the permanent jaws of development. Through a huge community and government cooperative effort, the 57-acre Crystal River environmental masterpiece has been saved for future generations to enjoy. Now, after all the heavy lifting has been done, some residents and politicians in Crystal River are trying to muddy the waters. The city of Crystal River and the Southwest Florida Water Management District officially own the property and it will be operated through a management agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But it was the community, different levels of government and a generous foundation that game together and raised more than $11 million to purchase the land from the developer. Three Sisters belongs to all of us. Public hearings and workshops have been held. Plans have been drawn up. Input has been given. The leadership of Crystal River has worked closely with the Fish and Wildlife Service to develop the plans and then make changes as a result of input from the community. But as these plans move forward, residents who live closest to Three Sisters are now concerned that the potential draw of more tourists to the region will upset their community. The Crystal River City Council, as the majority owner of the property, is attempting to mitigate each and every potential problem that area residents have. That probably wont be possible. There are too many opinions and too much fear of the future to fully satisfy area residents. Some neighbors want to restrict visitor activity on the property because tourists might look across the canal and interrupt their privacy. When you build a home on a public waterway, you will never be fully in control of what the future may bring. If more than 300 units were built on the Three Sisters property as originally planned by the developer, the impact on neighbors would have been intense. But neighbors say now they fear gawking tourists more than full-time residents. There is also concern about a kayak landing planned by Magnolia Springs and a boardwalk that has already been constructed around the springs. Some of the neighbors have even gone so far as to suggest that the boardwalk be taken out because it is not in compliance with the approved management plan. We need people to take a deep breath and relax. Crystal River City Manager Andy Houston and Wildlife Refuge Manager Michael Lusk have done an excellent job of developing the management plans for Three Sisters. The two government leaders have worked diligently to accept public input on how the property should be improved. But the bottom line is that Three Sisters was purchased in the name of the citizens of this county, state and nation. And citizens have the right to use their See OPINION page 9 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 9 See LETTERS page 5

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Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 5 even say he has done nothing. What are they talking about? He inherited huge debts and other enormous problems left behind by a Republican administration an administration only interested in going to war as a personal payback for a family issue. Our young men and women gave their lives to accommodate these selfish motives. And what are we doing for those whose families did make such sacrifices nothing or at least not nearly enough. We seem to forget them once they have made the ultimate sacrifice. What is most amusing of all is that Newt Gingrich is attempting to take credit for what was done under President Clinton. It seems that he, like a lot of other people, are forgetting how uncooperative Republicans were with President Clinton and continue to be, regardless of what good any Democratic president has done or is attempting to do. Come on America! Sit up and be proud once again like we were during WWII. Be honest be patriotic be American. Get back on track and get some real backbone and vote into office those who will truly do the work of the people! SincerelyPatricia C. Hess DunnellonShovel to dig financial hole still in useRe: The headline City to hire communications guru and the article Boycott of utility gaining traction? Ive come to the conclusion that the shovel used to dig the financial hole is still being used ... feverishly.Bruce Earlin DunnellonRetention PondOn Hwy. 484 is a new retention pond circled in with white flimsy PCP pipe and water in the pond. So where is the fence? When I had a pool I had to have a removable ladder and a disconnect ladder to protect any children from getting in and drowning. Safety right? So now this pond that sticks out like a sore thumb and close to the school bus pick up and drop off is not fenced and can become a parents worse heartbreak. Why is it the law pertains to homeowners and renters but not the City? But then again it is the same City that raises our water costs to double what it was and now Ms. Algiers/City Managers solution is only take 5 minute showers turn off water as you brush your teeth and shave. Turn off water as you wash dishes...okay can do but then water has to run to be hot again. Youve got the residents in Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs in an uproar with these hair brain Ideas. May I make a suggestion on a Saturday or weekday lets all bring our soap and shampoo and cream rinse to the tubers exit and do all of the above even the laundry as our ancestors once did. RespectfullyMary Hacker Dunnellon Resident asks county/state for help Editors Note: This letter was sent to the Marion County Commissioners. The author asked that it be reprinted for readers of the Riverland News.Dear Ms. Bryant and Fellow Commissioners, 2011 Florida Statues, Title XII, Municipalities, Chapter 180, Municipal Public Works was evoked to purchase Rainbow Springs Country Club Estates private water and sewer utility by the city of Dunnellon. The RBS utility was a private, stand alone utility having redundant water and sewer capacity. It has no physical connection to the city of Dunnellon and was regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC). Under chapter 180.191, a municipality is able to extend its services up to 5 miles outside of the city limits, charge its current rates and impose a 25 percent surcharge to areas outside of the city limits. By design or accident, 180.191 does not state that the 25 percent surcharge is to cover the costs of bringing in new infrastructure and services. Dunnellon water and sewer rates are much higher than Rainbow Springs and they have a tiered structure, so that the rates increase dramatically if they are exceeded. As an example a $150.00 2011 Rainbow Springs utility bill would rise to $567 per month in 2016. The city acquired a $6.5 million private loan to pay for the Rainbow Springs utility, $5.95 million for the utility and the rest for debt related items. The Riverland News reported the actual worth to be $3.25 million. The 25 percent surcharge will not be used for new or enhanced service for Rainbow Springs homeowners. Rainbow Springs homeowners will have the same system as before the sale, but at much higher rates. Not one single resident of Rainbow Springs, including the Property Owners Association (POA) was asked for input until Dec. 28, 2011. When the Dunnellon City Council had its only public hearing on the matter as prescribed in 180.191, half of the Rainbow Springs residents who attended were shut out and not allowed to voice objections because City Hall was not large enough for all the residents who attended. 180.191 specifically states that no rates fees and charges shall be fixed until after a public hearing at which time all users of the utility have an opportunity to be heard. The rights of Rainbow Springs residents were clearly violated by the actions of the mayor and city council of Dunnellon. Section 180.301 states that the purchase should be in the public interest. The only positive gain, if any, would be to Dunnellon. Rainbow Springs is a retirement community, which has attracted new residents since its inception. They bring a lifetime of earnings, savings and investments to enrich the community, Marion County and the state of Florida. The onerous and usury utility rates set by the city of Dunnellon will effectively stop the flow of new residents to Rainbow Springs. No retiree is going to pay annual utility bills that are two to five times higher than the property tax rate of Marion County. If no new homes are built and no existing homes are sold, property values will drop and the sales and property taxes being generated by the present Rainbow Springs residents will vanish when no one replaces those now living here. Our contribution to sales and property taxes of Marion County are significant. Losing these taxes would not be in the public interest. Not to Dunnellon. Not to Rainbow Springs. Not to Marion County and not to Florida. Why would the mayor and city council of Dunnellon take on $6. 5 million of new debt for the Rainbow Springs utility when it is already deep in debt? The answer was to exploit the provision in the 180 statute, as stated above, that removes an unincorporated community from the Florida Public Service Commissions regulation and raising those rates to the citys level, which has a tiered water usage provision and adding a 25 percent surcharge. It was done purely for the money Mayor Fred Ward and the City Council could extract from Rainbow Springs residents. As reported in the Riverland News, Mayor Ward said: There is no downside to the city, only an upside. There is a definite down side for Rainbow Springs now and for Marion County in the near future. Title XII, Municipalities, Chapter 180 enacted in 2011 gives to much power to unscrupulous city officials that use it, in the manner that the city officials of Dunnellon did, to raise money to pay for past financial mistakes. The Florida Public Service Commission should still regulate rates for unincorporated developments outside of city limits. A municipality should not be able to cannibalize a private utility in the way that Dunnellon did to Rainbow Springs, not providing any benefits, but charging onerous new rates plus a 25% surcharge. We need the help of county commissioners and the state legislature to intervene on our behalf before whats left of our property values are destroyed. Sincerely,Victor Hinz Rainbow SpringsWhat is city managers basis for statement?Re: City Managers Report, February 2012 Our City Manager Lisa Algiere states: Our childrens expectation of returning to Dunnellon to work and raise a family after college or career training is dismal. I would like to ask: On what basis can she make this wildly optimistic statement regarding Dunnellon?Alan Abele DunnellonRCA students, staff thank businessesRiverland Christian Academy would like to extend a very special thank you to some of our local area businesses for their financial support to our inaugural Ladies Gala from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. This is an important event to raise funds needed to send our students to the Regional Student Convention, where our students will compete academically and athletically for community service and leadership skills with the other ACE Schools in the state. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, but also costly. We believe the children better appreciate the experiences they themselves work toward also. With this in mind, they have participated in various fundraisers including the upcoming Gala. Several of our businesses in Dunnellon have graciously supported our school. I hope in return, our community will remember to call on these fine businesses when they have a need, just as they were there for our need. Thank you so much to: Coldwell Bankers Riverland Realty, Marion Tile & Marble Inc, D & D Inc. Underground Utilities, Mike Scott Plumbing, Elks Lodge. Sincerely,Riverland Christian Academy Staff and StudentsCity resident wrong on a few pointsAgain, I have to disagree with Ron McAndrew. His letter in the Feb. 9 Riverland News missed the mark on several points. Beginning with the former restaurant operations adjacent to the Blue Cove Park, our complaints had nothing to do with the origin of the owner-operator. The property there is not zoned commercial and there are limits to what can legally be done there. The operation was well beyond those limits, so we worked with the city to contain the excess. I personally enjoy watching the duck races there each year. Customers would often sit outside and drink beer to near incapacity while their children would swim in the swiftest current of the Rainbow near the navigational hazard of the County Road 484 bridge, with no lifeguard. At the same time we were removing water moccasin snakes from under our dock next to their swimming hole. The situation became a matter of safety and noise as well as trespass. This past summer, Victorias operations did not control access to their waterfront. So again it was in use as a park and swimming hole. We suffered a lot of trespassers on our waterfront along with constant noise from poorly maintained machinery at the restaurant. If operations had continued this year, we would be forced to deal with it again without considering the race or origin of the owner-operators. The solution there may be finding new owners of the property that will use it for what it is zoned to be. So Ron, I hope you can find another reason to continue your dislike of Blue Cove and me I will strive to keep it a top flight place to live in Dunnellon. As for the Rainbow River Ranch lawsuit and its resolution by the city manager whatever side of the argument one sits on the economics of the situation cannot be clearer. Had that not happened and Dodd and Penfield been allowed to continue full steam, they would have been in serious financial straits from it. The whole episode put our city into political turmoil and in the end it is the developers that won only because a few concerned citizens stopped their losses. Guess what Ron? I agree with you on the remaining points. With all of the regulations being placed upon our use of water and treatment of sewage, the future of systems around the river is better under a single management. As regulations get tougher and demand for water here and outside the county, increasing the cost of the service will be better controlled by a single entity. Did the city handle the transition well? Heck no! The die is now cast; we have to live with the political consequences. It may take a while before anyone sees it as a win for everyone, but that is on the horizon for sure. The red-light camera chatter has subsided and driving through that area is safer. The cameras have done more than just raise revenue and make the company and state richer. They have also been helpful in resolving some questions of misdemeanors by supplying video evidence. How about some cameras on the bridge to monitor river traffic? As for Greenlight, it has a lot of promise and a lot of bugs to work through. If the implementation lives up to the forerunners message, those who boycott will be the losers. That has yet to play out. So, let us get our messages straight we both want to see the city succeed.Dan Lumsden DunnellonRainbow Springs resident seeks answersAs a Rainbow Springs resident, who unfortunately is now a customer of the for profit business (specializing in red-light fee collection, fiber optic cable and utility management), also known as Dunnellon City, I have a few questions. As I have no voting rights, representation or protection anywhere in the operation of the business (city), I am glad I have this public forum to ask my questions and, hopefully, someone within the city will respond as it should be readily available public knowledge. Question No. 1 Has the city made a decision yet on the status of the Rainbow Springs utility workers who worked for the private utility? Will the workers become city employees, will they be contract employees or will they be replaced by current city work force? The employees of Rainbow Springs Utility seem to be a fine group of people and I wish them well. This is certainly not a criticism of the employees of Rainbow Springs Utility. I hope they are treated fairly and justly. Question No. 2 Will the city utility manager or anyone receive a pay raise as their area of responsibility just increased from 800 hook-ups to more than 2,300? Will there be a need for additional staffing? Can the existing Dunnellon employees run Rainbow Springs Utility? Will the utility manager still have enough time to devote to co-managing Greenlight, which will be operational by March 2011? Oops, missed that targeted operational date a little. Question No. 3 How many existing customers are in the Rio Vista waste water system now? If I understand correctly, there are only 40 or so Rio Vista sewer customers. There cannot be more than 300 residents in all of Rio Vista, I would estimate. Surely, the city would not buy a failed, under court order broken system unless it was self paying or making a profit. I am sure there is some type of state or federal grant available, so is the city getting help? We all know grant money is other peoples money (OPM), so who cares? The county, state and federal budgets are all in great financial shape. Are there plans to have the Rio Vista septic tank residents connect to the city waste water sewage system and if no, why not? The connections have to be done for the Rio Vista area to connect to the sewer system. Are there plans now or in the future for Rainbow Springs Woodlands resident to connect to city utilities? If the answer is no, why did the septic tank residents of Dunnellon have to hook-up recently? I would think they would have preferred to keep septic tanks. For my neighbors in the Woodlands, I hope the city does not have the authority to require hook up to the sewer system. They can live and budget their money as they planned to when they moved in, outside the city limits. We on the Country Club side have lost that option. We are at the mercy of the city to set our rates, with no protection. Based on recent city management, you can see why we are upset and have little confidence. Question No. 4 Was the decision to buy Rainbow Springs Utility for the bargain base price of $6.5 million of borrowed dollars made after the Rio Vista purchase? If so, was this because the original plan to put the sewer line under the Rainbow River was insane and expensive? Is that when the city realized it had just bought a giant white elephant or did all the events just coalesce? If I got any facts or assumptions wrong, I ask your indulgence as until recently I was blissfully unaware and had no need to be involved in Dunnellon utility issues. Now I have a financial interest no input in what happens to Dunnellon utility as I am now, sadly, a patron. By the way, if the city needs any additional used fiber optic line, they can come to Rainbow Springs. I believe there will be a lot of unused, unconnected, new fiber optic cable available from each block. In closing, thank goodness for the First Amendment and the Riverland News. Without the Riverland News in the past few months, we would have received no information at all. I never knew how valuable a local newspaper can be. Thank you, Riverland News for your reporting and this forum.Steve Swett DunnellonDunnellon water scheme is plan to solve debtThe city of Dunnellon enacted its acquisition of Rainbow Springs Utilities (RSU) last month and announced its plan to impose a new cost structure on RSU customers. The previous RSU cost structure enabled that company to make a controlled profit, capped by the Governments Public Services Commission (PSC). When converted from private ownership to municipal, the states constraints on profits will not apply to Dunnellon. Regarding charges to customers, the citys announcement claimed that its rates would generate a profit of about $250,000 per year. From the outset and given the citys existing water rate structure, this seemed absurdly low and it can be shown to be clearly deceptive; a gross understatement of expected profit that was announced for appearances sake. The magnitude of Dunnellons confiscation of Rainbow Springs (RS) residents money can be estimated using a few data elements that are readily available, plus a few assumptions. The RS Property Owners Association (POA) website states that there are more than 3,000 homes in the development. The city of Dunnellon has stated that irrigation customers in Rainbow Springs have a historic water usage of about 13,000 gallons per month. If one assumes that there are 2,000 irrigation users in Rainbow Springs, the water usage of irrigation customers is 26 million gallons per month. Using an average of $1.50 per thousand gallons averaged throughout the years 2012 to 2016 a reasonable projection of thencurrent RSU rates would indicate that a base of 2,000 users would yield revenue of $468,000 per year. Another way to view this is that the cost of doing business water only to 2,000 houses is less than a half million dollars per year. We can assume that this represents Dunnellons cost of doing business as well, since they purchased the system in its entirety. The $1.50 unit cost of water represents a small percentage of the Dunnellon charge rate at even the lowest tier on their schedule, which has a steep incline in rates applied as usage increases. A table presented by Dr. Burt Eno in the Rainbow Springs Villager on Feb. 9 contains data to be used for this analysis. The table incorporates the gradual application of full city rates over 5 years, with the 25 percent surcharge factored in. An assumption I have used here is that the average Rainbow Springs irrigation user, under cost pressure from the new rates, would reduce usage from 13,000 gallons per month to 9,000. Another assumption is that the presumed base of 2,000 users would remain constant. The water income to be received by Dunnellon under this conservative scenario works out to more than $3 million in 2012, growing to more than $5 million in 2016. Note that these annual figures compare to costs of less than a half million dollars under the private utilities structure. The sum of the five-year data is an additional burden of more than $20 million planned to be confiscated from Rainbow Springs residents. This figure, again, is after assuming that residents adopt strict conservation measures. An over-charge of this magnitude is beyond outrageous one the state would disapprove in a moment if a private utility planned to apply it. The citys indebtedness is reputedly $21 million. It is very clear what the getwell plan is, and who has been tabbed to pay the entire debt burden of Dunnellon.Ted Apple DunnellonRunners made race a successThe chill, moist, early dawn air was split wide open by the thundering pounding of hundreds of insistent and competitive feet at Spruce Creek Preserves, the Race for the Kids, benefiting the Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon. A course record of 16:20.9 was set and announced by DRC Sports for this exciting 5K featuring runners of all ages from 3 years old to 90 years old! Thank you to everyone for attending our 5K race and helping to ensure its success. And a big thank you to our Riverland News for helping promote our event.Dee Winey Race Volunteer LETTERS continued from page 4

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Buzz around DMS Parents encouraged to complete school surveys With parents taking more interest in their childrens education, Marion County Public Schools makes its latest Parent Survey available on the district website and at each school. Users can visit www.marion.k12.fl.us and click on the Uncle Sam Parent Survey option along the left side. Users can then view the entire survey prior to completing it in either English or Spanish. Parents without computer access may complete a survey at their childs school or at the Title I Office located at 306 N.W. Seventh Ave., Ocala. Surveys are also available on the Parent Portal website. All surveys must be completed by March 26. Parent response helps the district and local schools increase parent involvement to better serve students, parents, and communities. Parent involvement means the participation of parents is on-going, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring: Parents play an integral role in assisting with their childs learning at school and at home; Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their childs school education; Parents are full partners in their childs education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Parents have the districts Parent Involvement Program; School Improvement Plans, district and school Parent Involvement policies are based on findings from parent survey results; School personnel meet the requirement to communicate the results of the survey to parents (e.g., discuss in School Advisory Committee meetings) and decide how to implement new strategies in the parent involvement policys revision; and Sharing district and individual school evaluation results with every school assists in building district-wide capacity. For more information, contact the Title One Office at 352-6207652. EDUCATION BRIEFS Harmony Preschool accepting registrationsHarmony Preschool is now accepting student registration for its 2to 3-Year Class. The preschool is also accepting students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preschool is at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The school is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-9552. 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 9-12. 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. marioncountyfl.org/ springfestival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400.Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncounty fl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what water quality means to the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. Pupils compete in countywide art contestThe Accelerated Reader trophies have been awarded for the second nine weeks at Dunnellon Elementary School. The classes who had the highest percentage of students reaching their AR goals are: Ms. Melissa Knapp, first grade; Ms. Nancy Garvin, second grade; Ms. Jennifer Way, third grade; Ms. Terry Weber, fourth grade; and Ms. Laura Gilligan and Ms. Leslie Hooker, fifth grade. Congratulations to these classes and students for reading, reading, reading and taking those AR tests. We also have some new names and faces for our Sunshine Wall of Fame. Congratulations to Riley Catherwood and Dale Morgan, who have each read at least three of the Sunshine books; a special congratulations to Maggie Barde, who has now read all 15. The challenge is on. Who is going to join her next at No. 15? We are also proud to say that we have more than 100 students who have read at least one of the Sunshine state titles. Keep up the good work DES students. Our cafeteria has a new breakfast item, a build your own parfait. To promote this, there is a contest. If your parfait has a sticker on the bottom of the cup, you are entered into a drawing for an iPad. There will be one winner from an elementary, middle and high school in Marion County. Good luck to our students. Our extended day students are doing Zumba three days a week. They have fun dancing in front of the big screen. Shhh, dont tell them they are exercising, too! There is much laughter as all ages participate together. Even the little ones really get into it. We even had a parent join in one afternoon as she picked up her child. There are openings now in extended day. If interested, call Ms. Lisa 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 News Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon Middle Schools best spellers competed for a shot at the county spelling bee and possibly national spelling bee glory. The top finishers, from left, are: Ivy Lovelace, third place, Alexzandria Hall-Gutierrez, second place, and Elizabeth Centeno, first place. Centenos winning word was parasite. The top two finishers will participate in the Marion County Spelling at 6 p.m. today 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.spelling bee.com. Special to the Riverland News DMS students gearing up for SEYF Monday, Feb. 20, will be a no school day at Dunnellon Middle School and throughout the Marion County School System in observance of Presidents Day. DMS will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, Feb. 21. Dunnellon Middle School spellers will participate in the Marion County Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion County Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala). DMS will be well represented by Ivy Lovelace, third-place alternate, Alexzandria HallGutierrez, second place, and Elizabeth Centano, first Place. These three students have spelled their way through the individual classroom competition and the schoolwide compeDES classes achieve AR goals Out-of-area school requests being accepted PRINCIPALS OFFICE See CLASSES page 7 Jane Ashman DMS Principal Special to the Riverland NewsA living memorial to the late Shara Ponder, Dunnellon Middle School teacher, was planted by members of the DMS Tree Council. Ponder died unexpectedly last summer. On hand for the dedication, from top left, Bonnie Long, Ponders aunt; her mother, Carleather Ponder; Reginald Rocker, Assistant Principal; Alden Cooper, Tree Council advisor; and Rose Thomas, DMS Dean. Planting the lemon tree on campus were students Sam Healey, Dustin Morgan and Zachary Tidd. See ASHMAN page 8 RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News

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Barfield at 465-6710, ext. 51557. Several weeks back we wrote about Ms. Mary Blanchettes first-grade class from last year winning an award in the Marion County Student Media Festival. Their video, Polar Bear and Penguin Stuck in Florida, went on to place first in the state and then on to win in the International competition. Congratulations to these fine filmmakers! Last Friday, our school participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. (See pictures in the Feb. 26 edition of the Riverland News). We are very excited and proud to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal of $5,500. DES students raised more than $6,000. Way to go DES!Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 7 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. 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Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE Calendar of Events Feb. 17 Golden Apple Awards. Feb. 18 to 23 Southeastern Youth Fair. Feb. 20 No school, Presidents Day. Feb. 21 Spring Pictures taken. Feb. 22 Special Olympics at Forest High. Feb. 23 Countdown to FCAT parent night, grades three through five. Feb. 23 Kindgergarten parent night, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 FCAT Writes. CLASSEScontinued from page 6 EDUCATION BRIEF 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. BRIDGE SCORES Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from Feb. 7: Winners: 1. Nick Caspero, 4,490; 2. Jean Bozak, 4,420; 3. Gordon Quigley, 4,180; 4. Richard Davis, 3,670; 5. Betty Quigley, 3,350. No slams today. Results of play from Jan. 31: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,330; 2. Shirley Busca, 5,510; 3. Barbara Hanington, 4,440; 4. Ruth Brucker, 4,370; 5. Billie Barnes, 4,080). Slams: Jean Bozak and Shirley Busca, 6 Hearts. Legion Auxiliary makes donation to Romeo Elementary Special to the Riverland NewsWall-Rives American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 58 of Dunnellon recently presented school supplies to Romeo Elementary School. Making the presentation are, Clarice Peg Furst, Education Program chairwoman; Elaine Lowe, co-chairwoman; Chaplain Emily Czysz; Marilyn Boemi, Executive Board member; Principal Kathy Hultman; Teacher Mrs. Markham and two students. The education of all of Americas children is essential for the future of our nation. The American Legion Auxiliary, joins with the American Legion, to aid and support the basic rights of all children to receive an appropriate education. COMMUNITY EVENT Horses for Hospice Trail Ride slatedHospice of Marion County Inc. will host its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride Saturday, Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch, live entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. 000AK48 I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365.GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY.Thats when you can count on State Farm.Gigi Hunter Ins Agcy Inc Gigi Hunter, Agent 20460 E Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Bus: 352-489-8900 www.gigihunterinsurance.com State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1101198

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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.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 The public is welcome.RS Garden Club to meet Feb. 23The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. The program, presented by Nancy Myers and Terri Grier, will be Hot Plants for Spring and Proper Grouping for Your Yard. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership (September through May) is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680. tition and will go head-tohead with other Marion County middle school students for the County Spelling Bee portion of the competition. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for proudly representing your school. Thank you to our Mrs. Brooks in the Guidance Office for coordinating our spelling bee this year. Admission is free and everyone who would like to support their peers is welcome to join in the fun. We would like to take the opportunity to recognized the DMS students who enthusiastically represented their individual classrooms in DMS school wide spelling completion: Austin Adams, Mathew Baillargeon, Zach Barnes, Kayli Bauer, Kasey Bernstein, Daniel Boutwell, Antonio Carnecchia, Brooklyn Carr, Steven Cruz, Brianna Dean, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Katelyn Filippi, Sean Flick, Marien Flores, Daisy Franco, Thomas Gordon, Jared Grego, Dylan Gunn, Luis Gutierrez, Alex Hall, Nikita Haynes, Davontae Henderson, Thalia Hernandez, Dane Hobbs, Ricky Hudson, Pierro Izzy, Sean Jackson, Matilyn Jenkins, Kobie Jones, Daniel Kruger, Jamie Kulik, Kirsten Ladea, Renee Lusier, Hope Lynn, Kayla Martinez, Megan Matthews, Brett Mayes, Anastasia Mazzurlo, Michael Markey, Luis Montalvo, Zachary Neumann, Emily Newsome, Jaglai Niya, Clayton Owens, Yolanda Phillips, Natasha Pierro, Logan Price, Lindsay Reddick, Robert Reed, Dana Roberts, Bernardo Rodriguez, Michelle Ruiz, Caitlynn Russo, Leslie Sanchez, Roman Sanchez, Carly Saunders, Kasey Scherer, Austin Strouse, Sylvia Tidd, Janisse Valdivieso, Kevin Vowell and Tamara Watson. Congratulations to our classroom spelling winners and thank you for an outstanding performance during our schoolwide competition. You are all winners! Saturday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 25, DMS FFA members will participate in the weeklong Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF) activities. FFA members have worked hard on projects that include animal shows (pork, beef, lamb and rabbit), home arts displays, tractor driving and BBQ contests and these are just a few of the exciting experiences these hard-working DMS FFA members will participate in and enjoy. The following Dunnellon Middle School FFA members will participate at the Southeastern Youth Fair: Ethan Burns, Ryan Burns, Hannah Chung, Chase Creamer, Connor Denmark, Bryce Follett, Landon Futch, Taylor Futch, John Gibbs, Sierra Helton, Sara Janosik, Tyler Matthews, Zach Mistowski, Clayton Owens, Krista Palazzo, Alexis Robinson, Adam Sheppard, Will Sweat, Gavin Szydlo, Logan Townsend, Taylor Turner, Ryan Wallace, Shelby Webb. Best of luck! We thank you for representing your school in such a positive and professional way. We would like to extend our thanks to Mrs. Hayward and Mrs. Turner for their expert guidance to our young FFA members. Parents of sixth-grade students, if your child received a recommendation letter for follow-up with an eye doctor, pediatrician or dietician with his/her health screening result letter sent home in October 2011, please be sure to return the parental reply. If your child has already been seen for a medical evaluation, just mark the reply section found at the bottom of the school screening result form and return it to the DMS Clinic. Your childs school health record will then be marked complete. It is very important to have pediatric medical evaluations done on a regular basis since factors such as poor eyesight, diet, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and undiagnosed diabetes can not only affect your childs school work, but his/her overall health and chance for a successful future. If you have any questions or need help regarding your childs health screening results, call the Dunnellon Middle School nurse, Mrs. Bartolet, R.N., at 465-6720 and ask for the health clinic. 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. Please make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. It is not too late to return your parent survey that was sent home with report cards Friday, Jan. 24. We ask you to please take advantage of this opportunity of parental involvement in the DMS School Improvement Process (SIP). There is a small reward for your student in the form of a The Dog Ate My Homework pass and a small sweet treat. We thank our parents who have returned the survey. Your feedback is an important and meaningful communication regarding student academic learning and other school activities. After school activities for the week of Feb. 16 through Feb. 23 are: Tuesday, Feb. 21 Boys Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. SAC (School Advisory Council) Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Thursday, Feb. 23 Boys Basketball Practice, 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Gym. Dunnellon Middle School upcoming events: Friday, Feb. 24 DMS will issue Interims with the March DMS Newsletter Saturday, Feb. 25 County Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m. at West Port High School. Tuesday, Feb. 28 FCAT Writes, eighth-grade writing portion of FCAT. Friday, March 2 Spring Picture Day, order form will be sent home with students Friday, Feb. 24 with Interims and the DMS March Newsletter. The Buddy Package will be available. We would like to repeat our information about our tutoring programs. Dunnellon Middle School now has two tutoring programs for students to assist both successful and struggling students alike. Both tutoring programs are conducted by certified instructors 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 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 000AH5F 235-0216-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE / DISAPPROVE A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, SECTION 94.37 (10) (a) AND (b), REQUESTED BY STEPHEN LIPSCOMB TO OPERATE AN INTERNET CAF TO BE LOCATED AT 11223 N. WILLIAMS STREET, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND MORE PROPERLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 33639-006-00. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Special Exception from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Article II, Section 94-37 (10) (a) and (b) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000AH5D 234-0216-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A SETBACK VARIANCE REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-04 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE DISAPPROVE A SETBACK VARIANCE FROM THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, SECTION 94-37(11) (a) thru (d) REQUESTED BY E. VANCE LAWSON AND CHERYL LAWSON FOR PROPERTY THEY OWN LOCATED AT 11470 CAMP DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND MORE PROPERLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3453006-018. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Variance from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Section 94-37 (11)(a) and Section 94-37 (16) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 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 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? 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The city council needs to continue to sit at the table with its manager and the folks from Fish and Wildlife and review progress every three months. Changes can be made as Three Sisters is developed and we are confident issues such as a kayak landing and walking trails can be located in a minimally intrusive way. The boardwalk around the springs needs to stay right where it is because it will give all types of citizens the opportunity to see manatees in a natural setting. The big picture is that this tremendous accomplishment should create civic pride, not neighborhood bickering. We have collectively saved the crown jewel of springs in the county from development. A safe haven for the manatee has been secured. And tourists from around the world will want to visit Crystal River and hopefully help revive our economy. We urge the council not to be overwhelmed by the complaints of the immediate neighbors. Mitigate as best you can, but be proud of what you helped to accomplish.Citrus County Chronicle OPINION continued from page 4 son asked, answering his own question before I can. I bet the ice cracks. No, that ice is pretty thick buddy, I said. It wont crack. Daddy, thats silly! How do you know it wont crack? he asks. Well bud, Ive been to a hockey game before, recalling a trip myself and three high school buddies of mine made to see a minor league hockey game to see what it was all about. Youve been to a hockey game? he asked with surprise. Yes, I said, recalling our trip, realizing it had been years since I ever thought about it. As we arrived at the arena in downtown Kansas City, we made our way to the ticket booth. None of us had a clue as to the best seats to purchase, so we opted to sit as close to the ice as possible in hopes that wed see a major brawl. As the game progressed, my three buddies fired salvos at me about the rules and penalties. Finally, I asked why the session of 20 questions. You watch all of the sports and follow them all of the time, my trio of buddies pointed out. That might have been a true statement, but I was blunt with the response. Guys, we live in Kansas, I replied, stressing the importance of the lone sports that mattered in the Land of Oz. I know as much about hockey as a Canadian knows about basketball, eh. OK, so maybe that wasnt entirely true but they got the point. As the game progressed, we saw a couple of big fights and an overall good game. We were pretty pumped at the end of the night, so much so, we got lost on the way home (pre-GPS days) and rolled into town very early in the morning. I hadnt thought about that experience until my son brought up hockey. Needless to say, I pointed out to my friends about that first trip to a hockey game and the ensuing trips we made the following years. One buddy even asked if I had mentioned one specific trip. No, I assured him. You can tell your son about that one. We both laughed. Funny how our children can conjure up memories we havent thought of in years. Even better is how parents leave out details that arent age appropriate, or perhaps a tad bit embarrassing. OTHER GUY continued from page 4 The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon has sponsored the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in the city of Dunnellon each year since 1982. Pictured is Bill Laterza, middle, Campaign Coordinator, presenting Maj. George Patterson, left, Salvation Army Ocala Commander, the check for the December 2011 campaign, as Don Fineout, Kiwanis Club president, looks on. The Kiwanis Club once again, would like to thank all those who contributed their time and treasure to make this a successful campaign. The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Rainbow Spring Country Club. The public is welcome. Special to the Riverland News Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon As I write this, Bruce Springsteen, The Boss, is rocking out to How We (this country) Take Care of Its Own. It is Grammy night. It is also a night when we celebrate the life of a legend, Whitney Huston. Personally, she wasnt my favorite singer, but I did enjoy her music. In the past, I have mentioned how painful my singing voice is. I was not blessed with a voice, but I was blessed with an ear. I might be tone deaf, but I still know great music when I hear it. Music moves me in so many ways. It has the power to make me sad. It makes me move my butt faster when I do my power walk. Sometimes it whips me into a frenzy and my feet cant stop moving. I gotta dance! For instance, Houstons rendition of I Will Always Love You has been overplayed and is a bit gooey, but it still gives me goose bumps when I hear it. I love it when a song can bring me to my knees. Forever Yours, Faithfully is another one where the power of the singer surges from my toes to my heart. When someone expresses themselves in song it can be pure poetry. I dont think I can survive without music. It is magic when a singer pours their heart and soul into a song. You feel their longing, their heart ache, their joy and their lust for life. These days I do all my dancing in my living room. I miss going to a club and letting my feet take me to new heights. I probably wouldnt recognize a single song they play in clubs today. Other than Pink, Adele and Katie Perry, I dont have much love for new artists. I was raised on a nice mixture of Soul and Rockn-Roll. My iPod song list includes Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Cars, The Eagles, Queen, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Springsteen and everything in between. I have a very eclectic taste in music. It saddens me when we lose an artist like Houston. She had her problems with drugs. They killed her career and her voice. Maybe they just killed her? We wont know until the autopsy is completed. The rumors will fly in the mean time. Luckily music has the power to heal. I think the Grammys are doing a great job of honoring her. I havent seen the Grammys this alive in a long time. They are going back to what the Grammys should be about music and the celebration of life. Its not about egos or the number of records sold. Its not about notalent pop artists who entertain and inhale fame like a drug. Music is about the ability to touch another living human soul. Music brings us together. It reminds us that we are more alike than we are different. Music lets us put our hair down, kick off our shoes and forget life for awhile. Its time. Dust off your stereo. Turn up the radio. Charge your iPod. Show me your best moves. Feel the power, let it wash over you. Twirl around the kitchen, sing into your hairbrush and feel good for a few minutes. It doesnt matter if you have two left feet. Dancing isnt about looking good. Its about feeling good. You deserve to let yourself go. When life gets rough I need to remind myself to turn up the sound and dance. Some days I dont want to face the music, but once I do I cant stop dancing. If I feel sad and lonely, I always have music to pick me up and remind me that life is worth living. Enjoy every minute of it because it can be over in a flash. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie! Kathleen WallaceLets dance, lets live TIME TO SMILE COMMUNITY BRIEFS 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.Womans Club of Dunnellon slates events 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.

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Leslie Maddox, SoftballLeslie is a total team player with a great work ethic, Dunnellon coach Clay Thompson said. She has a willingness to help whatever the task is. Alex Gonzalez, WrestlingThe junior 182-pounder finished fourth at the Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships this past weekend, securing a berth in the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. Gonzalez, a second-year wrestler, is 38-13 this season and its his first time qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. Alex Gonzalez Leslie Maddox Vision quest As Alex Gonzalez spent the past four days preparing for the biggest challenge of his brief prep wrestling career, the junior 182-pounder attributes his success this past season to a better understanding of the nuances of the sport. I understand the sport a lot better, I understand the moves, the basic aspects better than a year ago, he explained. I grasped the concepts and just pushed and pushed myself to get better. His hard work and persistence paid off, especially the past two weekends. First, Gonzalez made his way throughout the District 1A-5 Wrestling Championships at Fivay High School, finishing as a runner-up in his weight class. The top-four finish allows him to advance to this past weekends Region 1A-2 Wrestling Championships at Teneroc High School. That is where the juniors perseverance paid off. Having lost his second-round match, Gonzalez (38-13) found himself in multiple must-win situations the remainder of the tournament, needing to win three straight matches if he was going to punch a ticket to the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Civic Center. Not only did Gonzalez rattle off three consecutive victories, but those victories included a win against a foe from Space Coast who had gotten the better of Gonzalez twice this season. Despite losing by pinfall and technical fall, Gonzalez picked up an 8-4 victory in what Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris called Gonzalez best match of the season. You could tell he was in shock afterward, Farris said. Added Gonzalez: I think he expected to win with ease. I just went out and made sure I didnt make mistakes and was sound technically. He knew he had just punched his ticket to the state tournament, giving Dunnellon High School a presence at the state tournament for the sixth straight season under Farris tenure as wrestling coach. I was really excited, happy and proud, Gonzalez, who failed to make it through the district tournament a year ago, said. Its a great accomplishment. Lady Tigers blasted in season opener, 12-2 BELLEVIEW The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team started its season off Tuesday, Feb. 7, traveling to Belleview, knowing it was going to be another tough game considering they were going to face some one of the countys toughest pitcher, the Lady Rattlers Brooke Hale. Sadly, the Lady Tigers dropped their season-opener, losing 12-2. Nicole Drew pitched for the Dunnellon (0-1), recording six strikeouts. Offensively, Jody Weber went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Lady Tigers. Ashley Winn went 1-for-3; Eleanor Goodloe also went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Alexandra Kozlowski went also had one hit against Belleview. Dunnellon, looking to bounce back in their home-opener Friday night against Crystal River, were looking to steal some booty. Unfortunately, after the Lady Tigers took the field, the game got cancelled due to excessive rain. The game will be rescheduled. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play Friday at Tavares. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Feb. 12: Mixed Doubles NoTap results: The Valentines NoTap Tourney was won by Dorine Fugere and David Black with 1,581 pins, including a 300 game by each. Judy Timmons and Dan Taylor took 2nd place with 1533 pins, followed by Sue and Ives Chavez (1,532), then a tie between Liz and Rick Rollason, and Lori Ciquera and Matt OBrien (1,525). Singles winners, all with 300 games, were Myron Paliwoda, Dave Clem, John Walker, Wes Foley and Diane Mauck. The mens series winner was Wes Foley, firing a perfect 900, and Dorine Fugere led the women with a 784. Sam Bass won the Krazy Eights in a sixperson roll-off. Sue Chavez and Bud Reid were chosen as Valentines Queen and King. The next Mixed Doubles 7-9-8 NoTap will be Sunday, March 11. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Jim Wright 302, 775; Dennis Flanagan 296; Sean Fugere 732; Stacy Christopher 264, 708; K.C. Cridland 256; Mary Ann Scott 680. Scratch: Jim Wright 269; Dennis Flanagan 269; Wes Foley 268; Sean Fugere 708; Todd Cridland 702; K.C. Cridland 233; Dorine Fugere 229, 615; Stacy Christopher 546. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jim Abbey 247; Nick Bello 246, 675; Emile Guay 662; Pat Metcalfe 262, 660; Cynthia Cotter 262, 661; Linda Sprague 227. Scratch: Ken Sprague 215, 567; Emile Guay 211, 569; Cynthia Cotter 186; Pat Metcalfe 181; Linda Sprague 462; Lucy Smallwood 453. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Frank Reesby 274, 649; Murphy Combs 242; Jack Connell 635; Barb Steffen 227, 625; Pat Combs 220, 611. Scratch: Frank Reesby 252, 583; Murphy Combs 222; Jerry Ness 598; Barb Steffen 176, 472; Pat Combs 159, 428. Ladies Classic: Handicap: 265, 689; Lisa Morgan 257, 761. Scratch: Myla Wexler 212, 530; Lisa Morgan 210, 620. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 263, 650; Ken Brown 254; Ted Rafanan 691; Bob Desmeules 650; Trina Paliwoda 233; Marilyn Seymour 232; Millie George 630; June Williams 629. Scratch: John Marcucci 246, 599; Ted Rafanan 236, 670; Marilyn Seymour 187; Millie George 183, 513; Fran Barlow 495. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Brian Carney 278; Larry Fritz 278; Dennis Flanagan 271, 767; Larry Kirk 730. Scratch: Brian Carney 269, 670; Larry Fritz 258, 662. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Barbara McGlade 265, 699; Mona Rosado 247; Marilyn Seymour 674. Scratch: Barbara McGlade 204, 516; Marilyn Seymour 190, 509. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Jim Mason 244, 629; Bill Montross 229, 638; Pat Stoner 224; Janet Murray 223, 627; Jan Harvey 622. Scratch: Jim Mason 196, 485; Bill Montross 181, 494; Janet Murray 183, 507; Barb McNally 179, 471. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Eddie Corbitt 271; Chuck Hindbaugh 249, 697; Mike Calcagni 249; Jim Van Gilder 696; Pat Combs 258, 728; Brenda Ratliff 257; Ellen Bowman 733. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 249, 631; Chuck Hindbaugh 216, 598; Pat Combs 180, 494; Ellen Bowman 177, 502. Parkview Owls: Handicap: John Saltmarsh 297; Jim Randle 284; K.E. Conrad 808; Jim Dollar 798; Barbara Rennekamp 287, 769; Toni Mills-Smith 265; Myla Wexler 265; Susan Jones 265; Joan Cothern 760. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 268; Sam Bass 256, 703; Jim Randle 644; Myla Wexler 199, 539; Dorine Fugere 198, 545. Bowlers of the Week: Lisa Morgan, 101 pins over her average, and Jim Wright, 127 pins over his average. SPORTS BRIEFS Hospice of Marion to host charity pro-amHospice of Marion County will host a charity pro-am at the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 13, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Participants will warm-up next to professionals who will vie for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbeque and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352854-2765.Spring football game scheduled May 18The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual Spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual Spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the Spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $5 per FHSAA rules. For more information, call the school at 465-6745. Rainbow Springs LGA resultsOn Feb. 9th, the Rainbow Springs LGA played two best balls of four. First low net was the team of Gwen Baker, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Diane Broadway and Audrey Carey with a 125; second low net was the team of Trudy Richard, M.J. Strelec, Ann Kuhlmey and Rhea Raw with a 126. Birdies: Ann Kuhlmey, Toni Bulson, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Gwen Baker and Carol Oman. Chip-Ins: Ann Kuhlmey, Mary Lou Gebhardt, Ann Kuhlmey and Carol Oman. Greenies: Gwen Baker, Toni Bulson, Carol Oman and Diane Broadway. 000AF8L DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY KELLEAN KAI TRUESDELL Tigers tune-up for regular-season slate With a pair of preseason tune-ups under its belt, the Dunnellon High School baseball team will now turns its focus to the regular season. Dunnellon coach Shane Baly has a better understanding of his teams strengths and weaknesses after his teams action in the Mike Payne Classic last Thursday and Friday. The Tigers dropped the opener, losing 4-0 to Lecanto. The following night, Dunnellon finished in a 6-all tie with West Port after rain halted the game after four innings of play. Against the Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 9, Dunnellon couldnt solve Lecantos pitching, collecting just two hits in the seven-inning matchup. The Tigers Shelby Payne and Connor Hannah collected on hit each for their team. Payne, who got the starting nod for Dunnellon, threw four innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs against the Panthers. He struck out seven, hit two batters and had three wild pitches in his 80-pitch outing. Trevor Phillips closed out the game, tossing the final Dunnellon looks to return to winning ways this week AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAlex Gonzalez works to secure a headlock on teammate Josh Packard during pracitce Monday as Gonzalez, a junior 182-pounder, prepares for his first appearance at the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships. The state tournament begins Friday at the Lakeland Civic Center. DHS junior stoked about competing at state tourney DHS loses one, ties another in Mike Payne Classic JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TIGERS page 12 Gonzalez discusess a drill with his coach during practice. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See VISION page 12 Shelby Payne, Connor Wentz and Connor Hannah congratulate each other during their game against Lecanto.JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News

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Tigers resume action Feb. 23The Dunnellon High School girls tennis team was is off to a rough start, but shows promise for the rest of the season. Since the season began Feb. 7, the girls have lost their matches to Forest, Santa Fe and Crystal River high schools. Though the early results have been disappointing, spirits remain high. The season is looking bright, Tia Love, twoyear veteran, said. We are a good team this year and we are strong. There is hope for us not only as a team, but in our individual games as well because we are constantly improving and learning how to win. The newcomers agree as well, despite the three games theyve played they know they can break the barrier and achieve great things. Just from being part of the first three games, I can see that the Lady Tigers stand strong, said first-year player Danielle Prinz. Its nice just knowing that youre part of a team that continues to fight despite the losses. We all have a love for the game and that in itself gives hope to every match we have. The girls recently found out their seeds and it goes as follows: Seed No. 1, Jade Gardner; Seed No. 2, Alexandra Love; Seed No. 3, Tia Love; Seed No. 4, Rachel Horne; Seed No. 5 Danielle Prinz; and seed 6, April Hargabus. The Lady Tigers host Santa Fe High School on Feb. 23. Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 11 Saturday 2/18 12-3 pm9815 SW 92nd Ct. Road Perfect 3/2/2 Low maintenance salt pool$139,500(Owner is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Agent)Dale Ravens, RealtorRainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc.Cell (352) 895-2355 Home (anytime) 489-0818 List Your Home Today With A Rainbow Springs Specialist And Sell It Faster.I live and work here. Drop by and meet me at myOPEN HOUSE RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 000AFS7 000AK3G Cleanmaster CLEANMASTERCARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet CleaningOne Chair Cleaned FREESofa & Love Seat$65 Dryer & VentCleaning Special$50 NEW YEARS SPECIALS $15Per Room Dunnellon girls tennis drops three matches RACHEL HORNE/For the Riverland NewsAlex Love prepares to serve on Feb. 8 against Santa Fe. Love is the No. 2 seed for the Lady Tigers. DHS TRACK AT A GLANCEBOYS COACHES: Eric Hayes, head coach; Rumsy, assistant coach.GIRLS COACHES: Karen Noffsinger, head coach; Valerie Bazarte, assistant coach.KEY RETURNERS: Victor Chicas, 2-mile run; Jordan Anderson, 400and 800-meter runs; Courtney Pike, 1and 2-mile run. Pike said competing in track helps her stay in shape for cross country season. I practice by running longer distances than Im suppose to do, she explained. I would like to improve my timing.OUTLOOK: We desperately need more participants, Hayes said, noting new participants can be accepted until mid-March. We need more runners for every section of track, but (we) especially (need participants) for field events. Newcomers such as Olana Osborn and Amanda Hargabus said they each have different reasons for joining the team. My friend that goes to Lecanto suggested I join, so we can compete against each other at meets, Osborn said. Even though I cant run a lot, Im always doing activities that keep me in shape. After a certain amount of running, I get worn down and start to get cramps. Hargabus said she competed at the middle school level and had fun. I practice four times a week and on my own time during the weekend, she explained. An obstacle that may get in my way would be getting exhausted and not being able to pace myself. I would want to improve my endurance. Complied by Kayla Reyes RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News ONLINE AT www.riverlandnews.com

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4-H, but it wasnt my cup of tea, she said. Love started showing because her older siblings, brother, Cason, and sister, Paige, showed in the Fair as well. Love has participated ever since with the exception of one year. In an interesting twist of fate, Loves sister, Paige, is currently the permanent substitute teacher in the Dunnellon High agriculture class and the sponsor of the DHS chapter of FFA. Love has placed top six in her class every year but one, and once she placed first in her class. Love isnt a fan of showmanship. Im not very good at showmanship, Love said. I prefer doing skill-a-thon. Skill-a-thon is a written exam and four stations with questions and one must have knowledge about swine. Showmanship is being judged on how you exhibit your animal. Her fifth-grade year was the most challenging year for showing for Love. That year, her hog did not make weight, just 3 pounds shy of the minimum weight requirement. She cried a lot that year, said her mother, Jo. We just took it home and had it processed ourselves. Wooty is a cross of a Hampshire and a Yorkshire. Love used to get her hogs from Mayo, but the past few years she has gotten them with the high school. Wooty, is named after a joke she heard from a close friend. Wooty weighs about 240 pounds now, Love estimates. Wootys favorite snacks I give her are Nutter Butter cookies, Love explained. Wooty is like a dog, she is energetic and very friendly. Wooty also has a trick, you scratch her belly and she rolls over. She is definitely my favorite hog Ive had. This experience is all about learning something. I learned how to train my horse, Love said. I was scared of my horse at first, but I had to learn not to be. Some days he was easy and everything was perfect. Other days I wanted to kill him. It is the same with my hogs. I think its good training for when I get married. Her mother said the youths learn two valuable lessons in raising animals. The kids learn budgeting and responsibility, Jo Love said. No matter how hard you work it doesnt always pay off. Its a great life lesson for them. I loved having all three of my kids participating in the fair. Love also has three horses, a cat, a dog, and a small herd of cows. She is also involved in tennis and swimming at school. Im sad its my last year, but mostly because Wooty is my favorite one, Love said. Im going to miss it, but Im ready to move on and go to college and start my life. Love has been accepted to several Florida schools and plans to become a speech pathologist. three innings. He also allowed two earned runs, while striking out six. He threw two wild pitches and walked four. The Tigers offense found its rhythm against the Wolf Pack, collecting six hits and drawing five walks in the rain-shortened contest. Hannah was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Gage Honeysette and Phillips also had one RBI each for Dunnellon. Payne had a pair of hits for the Tigers. Dunnellon jumped out a 4-2 lead after two innings before West Port rallied with four runs in the third and fourth frames before the Tigers rallied to tie the game at 6-all before the contest was called because of rain. It's early in the season, so our timing is off, but we need to do a better job of putting the bat on the ball, Baly said. We are trying to do too much when we get to the plate. I would like our strike to ball ratio to improve with our pitching staff, but it is early in the season. Everyone was anxious to play. We did show life in the end our last game on offence, and our pitchers strikeouts are very high. The best thing is, is that the boys know what they have to do to improve. Dunnellon opened the regular season Tuesday against Citrus. Results were not available at press time. 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S. Dunnellon Civic Association meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net.Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@dcf.state.f l.us.U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. each school while providing technical support as needed throughout the agreement. The deal begins July 1, running through June 30, 2015, as well as a stipulation allowing the parties to renew the deal for two additional one-year periods. In addition, the school district can terminate the agreement upon 60 days written notice if Greenlight Communications does not maintain a Service Availability Guarantee of 99.999 percent of the time as stipulated in the contract. As per the agreement between the two entities, the contract stipulates no public statements or announcements relating to the agreement shall be issued by either party without the prior written consent of the other party. That's not the only good news for the city's ambitious fiber to the home program it has undertaken since securing $7.3 million in funding in November 2010. Despite being seven months behind schedule, the city has been rolling out fiber at a fast pace and recently announced it has officially signed up its first paying customers. City Manager Lisa Algiere told the City Council at its workshop Feb. 8 that 60 percent, or 28 out of 45 homes, in Satake Village registered for Internet and phone services. Algiere said officials are still testing the video (television) services and hope to have that completed within the next few weeks. We will begin offering services to Blue Cove, Dunnellon Heights, the Granada and River Retreat soon, Algiere said. In other action, the Council: Adopted the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan as presented during the Feb. 8 Council Workshop and direct staff to establish a BPAC Committee. For more about the Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan, see the Feb. 23 edition of the Riverland News. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with Burton & Associates for Telecommunications Financial Management Plan Analysis. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative for Subscriber Technical Support. (TrueBand Tech Support). Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with city of Wilson, N.C., dba Greenlight to provide workflow development and documentation services to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications (GDC), city of Dunnellon. Appointed Linda Fernandez as regular member of the Historic Preservation Board to fill unexpired term of David Short. Her term is effective Feb. 13 to Oct. 26, 2012. Appointed David Lewis as a regular member of the Planning Commission filling the expired term of Mary Ann Hilton. His term is effective Feb. 13, 2012, to Feb. 13, 2015. Appointed Wilbur Vanwyck as an alternate member of the Planning Commission to complete the unexpired term of David Lewis, effective Feb. 13, 2012, to Jan. 12, 2015. Appointed Roger Barth as a regular member of the Planning Commission filling the unexpired term of Fred Von Ammon. His term is effective Feb. 13 to June 22, 2012. Appointed Paul Cowan as an alternate member of the Planning Commission to complete the unexpired term of Roger Barth, effective Feb. 13 to Oct. 11, 2012. Authorized the mayor to sign the Voluntary Cooperation/Operational Assistance Agreement between the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Dunnellon Police Department. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with CivicPlus Advantage for website redesign. The total cost for the deal is $21,000 to be paid over the next years. Though the project was not budgeted, City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council, city staff is reallocating funds from the finance department. Tentatively scheduled a joint workshop with Marion County Commissioners for 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, at City Hall.Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 13 YOUR PLAYING YOU DO N YOUR 25 Years Servicing Citrus County 4 DRYER VE N LICENSED & INSURED$50 COMPLETE S 000AKGN 671-5374 Solution to Sudoku on page 12 CITY continued from page 1 Applications available for amendments to 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 large-scale amendment application. Amendment applications can be picked up at Growth Management, 2720 E. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN, Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School reading teachers and media specialist, Constance Anderson, hosted a Breakfast of Champions to thank their reading students for their great attitude and effort toward reading. Students honored, front row, from left, were: Tanner Bergeron, Blake Rath, Barry Perpente, Kira Sain and Bianca Davila; back row, Crystal Babine, Judy Allen, Francisco Torres, Brandon Spangler, Austin Taylor and Dylan Taylor. Dunnellon Middle School media specalist Constance Anderson and reading coaches throughout the school treated students selected by their teachers to enjoy a Breakfast of Champions last week at the school. Publix, which donated the drinks, pastries and fresh fruit, were quickly gobbled up by students as well as a parent or grandparent. TOP: Judy Allen enjoys a bite of fresh fruit while talking to a classmate during the Breakfast of Champions. TOP RIGHT: Tanner Bergeron loads up a plate of pastries students were treated to during the special event. MIDDLE RIGHT: Barry Perpente smiles while talking to one of his reading coaches. BOTTOM RIGHT: Blake Rath shows his reading teacher, Carmella Samler, a book he received as a part of a goody bag for students. BOTTOM: Antonia Davila beams as her daughter, Bianca, was honored at the Breakfast of Champions.

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Paul Mast of the Mast Brothers will provide entertainment. Tickets are $12 each. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Feb. 16, and can be made by calling Dot at 465-1150 or Maggie at 465-6153. If cancelled after Feb. 16, they must be paid for. For more information, call Julie at 489-6996. CERT training slated to start Feb. 16A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the eight-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the sheriffs office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of lifethreatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. The training is free. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, trainer, at 352-812-0853.Young Eagles rally slated Feb. 18The EAA 812 Young Eagles Rally will be at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ocala Airport, 1200 S.W. 60th Ave. Registration is at 8:15, ground school will be at 8:45, a pilot briefing will be at 9:15, followed by flying at 9:30. The event is open to any youth, ages 8 to 17 with parental permission, who have not previously flown a Young Eagles flight. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call Dick Dayton, EAA Chapter 812 coordinator, at 352-347-0273.State Park to host Cracker DaysCracker Days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, at Rainbow Springs State Park. Exhibitors and demonstrators will tell you about the early pioneer history of Florida. Staff and volunteers will be in period dress in the cow camp, along with a Cracker horse and many exhibits about early Florida. There will also be an archeological exhibit. The Crafty Ladies will have Cracker dolls and other handcrafted items. Nature Quest will run trams in the parking lot to the entry and from the Felburn Pavilion to the Cow Camp. Copies of the Cracker Times will be available to show you where and when everything is taking place. Storyteller Sam will talk about his adventures. At the entrance to the park, there will be native plant sales and information. Several Florida musicians will perform throughout the day in the Felburn Pavilion. Entry fee is $2 per person; children 6 and younger are free. Old candles are needed for the candlemaking demonstrations. They can be dropped off at the toll booth or call Nicky Aiken at 465-8555.Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11, lunch follows at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program will be the guest speaker. The charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. For more information, call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-8542677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. 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.Master Choir holding auditionsThe Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmasterchoir.comAnnie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 4657957.

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 Cool reward Photos by Jeff Bryan, Riverland NewsChase Parsons, left, and Gabriel Martinez, grab their ice cream as Principal Kathy Hultman, second from right, looks on as students who made the A/B Honor Roll for the second quarter were recently treated to an ice cream party. Isabella Gerrard, left, carefully, grabs her bowl of ice cream as Madison Miguel points out what toppings she would like on her treat. Michael Obear licks his spoon as he enjoys the festivities. Romeo Elementary School student Krystel Yaffer licks ice cream off her lips. Calista Neal, left, watches as classmate Cara Richardson enjoys a big bite of the frosty treat. Chase Parsons makes sure he enjoys the last few bites of ice cream. Students Billie Weidman, left, Jacqueline Lemanski, Bayleigh Johnson, Alexis Appleby enjoy some lighthearted conversation during the Ice Cream Social.

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He was a listener, a visionary, a doer, competitive, and pragmatic. He was creative and loved the arts. He was a gentleman. He liked building and creating businesses, houses, and paintings. He wrote screenplays (never produced), a stage play, produced, and enjoyed creating the sets and mounting the plays for the Repertory playhouse he founded and owned. Don loved cards of any kind, but poker and bridge for a little money headed the list. While in college Don joined the Navy, serving on the USS Wasp during the peacetime disaster in 1952, in which the Wasp collided with the destroyer minesweeper Hobson while conducting night flying operations, and 176 of the Hobsons crew were lost. Rapid rescue by the Wasp saved 52 men. A life-long sportsman, he excelled at football in his early years and at Kutztown State Teachers College and the University of Pittsburgh; he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and played for a brief stint in the Eagles summer camp, and also throughout his service to the Navy for the Great Lakes Naval Station and Norfolk Naval Station. During his lifetime he skied, enjoyed handball and racquet ball, boating, golf, and tennis, and even joined a curling team for a couple of years. Don spent many years as a skin diver, enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, settling on Lake Powell, the Tennessee River, and the Gulf of Mexico, captaining his houseboat in retirement. Over the course of his life, he would design and build two houses and an actors residence, become a painting contractor, own and operate a restaurant, and create a repertory playhouse, all successful and built from the ground up. He was an entrepreneur and enjoyed the life. His great, hearty spirit and remarkable robustness in his approach to life, his wit, humor, warmth, enthusiasm and energy, and his sunlit smile will be missed by his family especially, and those who knew him well. His indomitable and caring spirit and dauntless heart survive his physical departure. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Miriam (Schoellkopf) Daniels, and his brother, Bruce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Janet; his loving family; sons, Timothy Daniels and his wife Mary of Kansas City, Mo., son Sean and his wife, Jian of Citrus Springs; daughters, Regan Shepley and her husband, Aaron of Crystal Lake, Ill., Patricia Singleton and her husband, James of Ocala; sisters-in-law, Patricia Decker of Dunnellon, Bev Heitzler of Surprise, Ariz.; grandchildren, Shannon Daniels, Madison Shepley, Chase Shepley; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Hoffman, Emma Hoffman, Taylor Hoffman; nephews, Steve Daniels of Reading, Pa., Todd Daniels of Reading, Pa., Chris Heitzler of Schaumburg, Ill.; special cousins, JoAnne Sudock and her husband Frank; Karl Schoellkopf and his wife Ellen and numerous other cousins. A Celebration of Life service will be at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut Street, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! Robert Walter Farnan, 77Mr. Farnan was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Jacob and Isabella (Coleman) Farnan. He died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 in Dunnellon. Mr. Farnan was an Army veteran retiring after serving his country for more than 20 years, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement, he moved to Inglis where he was the owner and operator of the Port Inglis Restaurant for over 30 years. Survivors include wife, Mary Jo; son, Kevin Farnan; four daughters, Christine (Jamal) Nejame, Cindy (Glenn) Townsend, Char (Steve) Stacy, Kaylynn Farnan; brother, Billy Farnan; sister, Winnie Carcaterra; and numerous grandchildren. The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert Walter Farnan, 77, of Dunnellon, formerly of Inglis, was at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Father Eugene Rueman officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Robert John Kelley (Moses), 72Robert John Kelley (Moses), 72, of Dunnellon, was born on Dec. 11, 1939 and was called home on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of R.H.O.C., and the W.O.M.M.C. in Deerfield Beach and started the Levy County chapter as a founding member in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Catherine Kelley, and son, Thomas Kelley, aka Weasel. He is survived by his wife, Karen Marie; brother, John (Brenda) Kelley of Inverness; sisters, Bernice Hill of Dedham, Mass., and Joan Cafferelli of Homosassa; daughter, Christine Kelley of Dunnellon; sons, Robert Kelley of St. Petersburg and Michael (Beverly) Kelley of Dunnellon; step-daughter, Tinslie Marie (Ray) Fowler of Ocala; 10 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; former wife and mother of his four children, Shirley Phillips. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 S.W. 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. Marilyn A. Sprenzel, 81Marilyn A. Sprenzel, 81 was born on May 6, 1929 in Salem, Ill., and died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2011. She moved to Rainbow Springs with her husband 22 years ago. It has been our heaven on earth. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Kim and David Raymer; daughters, Shawn Raymer, Becky Cole; daughters-in-law, Cheryl Raymer, Stacy Raymer and Deisy Sprenzel; sonsin-law, Michael Sprenzel, and David Sprenzel; granddaughters, Loren, Amanda, Amber, Coral, Mary and grandson, Chris. She was loved by all and we will be with her again. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church on Hwy. 41 and Hwy. 40. Donald Edward Daniels

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Forty-one years ago, I was a nave 19year-old just beginning lifes journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for navet. I had a few ideas about life but too few to make me a contributing member of the human society. What I knew about life could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with plenty of room for a country boys pocketknife. One of the things that I did not know is that a nave country boy is a target for a young lady looking to settle down. It is a good thing I did not know these things because it is better in some areas of life to be caught off guard. If you always have your guard up you are never going to see some of the more interesting sights of life. It was exactly 41 years ago this month that I was introduced to a very nice young lady. She smiled at me and I smiled back. Being a courteous nave young man I did not know that smiling back had a different meaning to the one receiving the smile than the one giving the smile. Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss it. We attended the same Bible College and therefore were in constant contact with each other. Looking back on the whole affair our relationship changed one day when she slipped me a note as we passed each other in the hall going to separate classes. The only note I had ever received in my life came from my mother which contained a list of things she wanted me to do or else. Now I was getting a note from this young lady. I smiled when she handed it to me but inside I was more frightened than I have ever been in my entire life. A note, what in the world did she want me to do? What did I do that she has to communicate to me in such a covert manner? My fears were allayed when I opened the note and discovered it was a love note. For anybody who has received such communication in the past you will understand quite readily that this completely changed our relationship. This was before email, texting, cell phones and Facebook. Back in the day, we had to do all of our communication in person like, face-toface. The only exception was the notorious love notes, of which I was being introduced. Getting my first love note was rather enlightening to me. I had just seen this young lady in the hallway, and before that we had lunch together, and before that we had chapel where we saw each other. However, the note that she handed me, this infamous love note, said that she, and I quote, missed me. I turned the note over to see if there was any explanation on the back, but it was blank. I was a little concerned about her when underneath her name she put a series of Xs and Os. Whether this was some secret code I was supposed to know about or whether she had just run out of words was beyond my experience at the time. As I thought about that note, I wondered, when in the world did she have time to miss me? What was it she missed? It certainly was not my charm because I had not developed that attribute until recently. Now I was in a quandary. What do I do? Do I go up to her after class and apologize for being missed? Do I sit her down and explain to her that between seeing each other we had been in different classes in different rooms? What do I do with this bit of information? I thought the better part of valor was to pretend I knew what she was talking about. It was not long before I realized that she was expecting me to reciprocate and write her a love note. I really did not know what to say. If I wrote a note similar to the one she wrote me and said, I miss you, I would be lying. I knew where she was. I knew that after the class was over I would see her again. It took me a while to realize that the purpose of love notes had nothing to do with exchanging information. In fact, no love note carries with it any sensitive information at all. To this day, I am still not sure what a love note really is. I began my writing career and although I had hoped to start writing nonfiction I was writing fictitious notes that had no meaning whatsoever. I began writing little love notes to her saying, I miss you, too. I felt a little guilty and somewhat silly, but she looked forward to my missing her. Im still a little embarrassed to say that it took some time for me to figure out the Xs and the Os. Now when I hear someone say that X marks the18 Riverland News, Thursday, February 16, 2012 000ALD7 (Next Door To Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop)$10 And Bring A Snack To Pass This Saturday Evening, 7-9pm Scott & Michelle DalzielLIVE IN CONCERT 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. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Interim Pastor Tim Turner (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000A1M1 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000A1LC 000A1KX Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 20641 Chestnut Street Corner of Chestnut & Ohio Streets In The Historic District 489-2682 Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . 9:45 AM Worship . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Nursery Provided For All Servic es dunnpreschurch@bellsouth.net 000A1L8 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000A1L1 MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 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 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 6976 N. Lecanto Hwy., Holder Intersection of 491 & 41(352) 489-4933 ANY PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE EXPIRES 2/20/12 Pre-Order Amish Pies 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 ChipsALSO:Fresh Fruits & Veggies Candy, Honey, Much More!000ADT0YOUR AMISH FOODS HEADQUARTERS We Make Gift Baskets 000A6V0 Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service Lighthouse Baptist Church New Sunday Evening Series What On Earth Is Going On In The World? This is an informative and prophetical look at the Bible and our times WEDNESDAYS 5:30 pm . . Music Rehearsal 7 pm . . . . Bible Study & Prayer In Citrus Springs 974 W. G. Martinelli Blvd. On the corner of W.G. Martinelli Blvd. and Citrus Springs Blvd. (352) 489-7515 Rev. F. Jess Burton, Pastor Cell Phone 352-208-3055 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000A1LT The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 000A1LP 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Rite I 8:00AM Coffee Hour 9:00AM Rite II 10:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday 000ADBE GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 5185 A W. 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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. Peace Lutheran to host Potato Pancake supperPeace Lutheran Church will host the 21st annual Potato Pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Peace Lutheran Church, the church on the hill, is at 7201 U.S. 41 South. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults; $2.50 for children 5 through 12; and children 5 and younger, free. This event features traditional potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes, ham, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Potato Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tues, or Fat Tuesday. For more information, call the church office, 352489-5881 or visit PeaceLutheranOnline.org.Lutheran church to mark Lenten SeasonJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a Pancake Supper in Swenson Hall. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. A freewill offering will be taken. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, worship service will be at 6:45 pm. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 pm. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. For more information, call the church office at 352854-4509, ext 221.Episcopal church to host pancake supperHoly 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-ThonSt. John the BaptistCatholic 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 489-1611. 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 allyou-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 to host foods festivalJoin us for the 18th Annual International Foods Festival from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Enrichment Center at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Enjoy food specialties from Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland Jamaica, Greece, Mexico and many more. Food samples are between $1 and $2. For more information, call the church office at 2373035.Church to host annual flea marketDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. The church is at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets in the Historic District. 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He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PASTOR continued from page 18 CHURCH BRIEFS Civil Discourse will be the topic for this years Lenten Series at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala. Beginning at noon Feb. 29 and running for the following four Wednesdays, Dr. Harold W. McSwain Jr., the churchs pastor, will lead and facilitate the series regarding how to engage in and enhance civil discourse. In addition to identifying specific methods, protocols and procedures for engaging in civil discourse, each session will include an opportunity to address a topic of current public interest, such as political debate, interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, sexual orientation, abortion, etc. When the Diaconate of our church met to discuss possible topics for this years Lenten Series, all in attendance agreed that this topic is of paramount importance not only to the spiritual welfare of our community of faith, Dr. McSwain said, but also to the orderly and civil conduct of the community and society of which our church is a part. We contend that derogative criticism of uncivil discourse does little to foster regard for the integrity of all people, so we are determined to provide for public discourse a more hospitable environment. Dr. McSwain serves on the board of The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County, which is proud to endorse this important community outreach. The public is welcome. A light soup lunch will be served following the program. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200, approximately 4 miles southwest of Interstate 75, and about 2 miles toward Ocala from Top of the World. For more information, contact 352-615-7677 or visit uccocala.org. Church to host Lenten series about Civil Discourse Special to the Riverland News

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Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMYU60E8YUA71419 2000 FORD 1GNGG25RXY1222880 2000 CHEVROLET Feb. 16, 2012. 244-0216 RIV3/1 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 03/01/2012 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. JTEHF21A030098970 2003 TOYOTA Feb. 16, 2012. 245-0216 RIV3/2 McIntosh 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 03/02/2012, 9:00 am at 19940 N. US Hwy. 441, McIntosh, FL 32664, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1HGCD5656TA195930 1996 HONDA feb. 16, 2012. 246-0216 RIV3/2 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 03/02/2012 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. 42PXA01B7JW006010 1988 UTILMASTER Ice Cream Truck Feb. 16, 2012. 247-0216 RIV3/2 SalePUBLIC NOTICE 248-0216 RIV3/5 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 03/05/2012 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. 1FAFP44401F152861 2001 FORD 2B4GP44GXR434380 1999 DODGE 3VWBK21C93M421575 2003 VOLKSWAGEN 4A3AB36F56E051014 2006 MITSUBISHI Feb. 16, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 03/02/2012 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. 1FALP4041RF147513 1994 FORD 1HGCD5656TA195930 1996 HONDA Feb. 16, 2012. Lien Notices Lien 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. Spare 9677 S.E. 163rd St., Summerfield, Florida 34491 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Patrick L. Smith Florida Bar No. 0027044 Attorney for Ronald L. Spare Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates, 179 N. US Highway 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com February 9 and 16, 2012. 250-0223 RIVRiselvato, Joseph 2012-CP-097 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012-CP-097 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH RISELVATO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOSEPH RISELVATO, deceased, whose date of death was August 7, 2011, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is 099-22-9882, File Number 2012-CP-097 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 16, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ BERNADETTE KURATNICK 20 Glenn Road, Apalachin New York 13732 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. Reynolds Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0021415 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 February 16 and 23, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 249-0223 RIV 2/28/12sale, Out-Back Self StoragePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on 02/28/12 at 2:00 PM at OUT-BACK SELF STORAGE 19545 W. Hwy. 40, in the city of Dunnellon, state of FL, the undersigned, OUT-BACK SELF STORAGE will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Eugene Heinkel, P.O. Box 2425, Dunnellon, FL 34430 1 bags; 1 bed: headboard; 1 boxes; 1 Clothing Sonia Wallace, 303 Cleveland Ave. N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 1 boxes; 1 cabinet; 1 totes; 1 sofa; 1 VCR: Player; 1 Misc./Others Elec. Hot Water Heater Cindy Baird, P.O. Box 281, Dunnellon, FL 34430 1 bed: mattress; 1 dresser; 1 pictures; 1 TV Febuary 15 and 23, 2012. 251-0223 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 3/2 Sales NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit # 67 Tim Tyson, P.O. Box 3242, Dunnellon, FL 34430 Unit # 62 Sam Smith, P.O. Box 1570, Dunnellon, Fl 34430 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, 352-489-5858, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on March 2, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rentals.: We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. February 16 and 23, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Free Offers MinI HAMPSTER W/CAGE(352) 489-8095 Announcements Advertise in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida. for One Low Rate Advertising Networks of Florida, Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida classifieds. com Internationally Recognized Lively Stones World Healing Ordination Seminar. www.willar dfuller .com 850-342-1011 March 9-16th 2012. Lively Stones Fellowship Headquarters 119 Mallard Lane Lloyd, FL 32337 Regiser www. gloriararamir ez.com /or dination.html Forty-five HoursWeek Course Become Ordained Minister Looking for Sarah A. Tanner, age 90. Last known Dunnellon, Fl. Anyone with information about Sarah please contact me at tom@de-bord.com or phone Tom at(209)239-0675. RED GREEN LIVE Experience this hilarious one-man show. April 5,Tampa Theatre 800-745-3000. April 7, News-Journal Centre, Davidson Theatre, Daytona State College. 800-595-4849 www.redgreen.com Professional Veterinary ReceptionistPart time/Full time Experience preferredVeterinary Tech.Part time/Full time Experience RequiredBring Resume to:20251 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon General Help NOW HIRINGEntry-level to upper mgmt. Exp. not reqd. Full training provided. Medical and 401(k) offered. $550-$800 a week. Call Barbara, 352.436.4460 Schools/ Instruction ALLIED HEALTHCareer training -Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.Centura Online.com Business Opportunities 8 MOBILE HOMES12 AC., Good Income Lots of Possibilities (352) 212-6182 Miscellaneous Financial $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!! $$$As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hours? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com Garage/ Yard Sales SATEKE VILLAGESat 8a-2p.Hsehld, utensill, tools, fishing gear many bar gins 180th Av Rd. across Dunnellon Elem School Musical Instruments Set of DrumsFor Sale $300. obo (352) 489-8617 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.00 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 I W ANT TO BUY Your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, BOAT, Imports or Any Model, Any Condition, No Titlle OK. Paying up to $20,000 or More. (813) 458-0584 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Pets A gift for Valentines! 4 adorable little Jack Russell/Chihuahua pups 9 wks.w/ Health Cert.2M/2F $300 ea 352-465-1797 DOG Butch is a wonderfully sweet lab/terrier mix, approximately 2 y/o and weighs 65#. He appears to be housebroken and is very mindful on leash. He is a strong boy, but eager to learn new things. Call 352-201-8664 Mobile Homes For Rent Dunnellon Hwy 488Clean 2/2, priv. lot, fencd $475. mo. + dep(352) 795-6970 INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the INVERNESS WATERFRONT 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450 includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESSWaterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESSWaterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 Apartments Dunnellon Crystal River1 bed, all new, no pets $500 mo. utilities Incld. (352)563-2517 Rental Houses INVERNESSCountry Living on large -acre lot. 3BR, 2BA home. Garden area, fenced area, Well & septic, so no water bill! $595. RENT SPECIAL Security dep. pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON2/1, Available Now CHA, W//D. 20925 River Drive Big yard, quiet street. NO Pets, No Smoking Please $695. Mo. (352) 489-3108 DUNNELLON2/2, Riverbend Rd. near plant$625 727 631-2680 DUNNELLONIn Rainbow Spring Co. Club Estates, 3/2/1, $725mo. Terms 352-322-0816 Waterfront Rentals HOMOSASSA3 bedroom. 2 bath. Homosassa Riverfront for rent3 bdrm 2 bath with carport and covered boat dock. Beautiful view of the river. $1200 month, first and last with security deposit.Unfurnished. 386-527-0126 Rooms For Rent DUNNELLONEfficiency Room Private Entrance, Utilities & cable included furnished $425/mo. 352-816-0936 Real Estate For Sale Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 Real Estate For Sale Floral City, 40 AC Florida Hilly vacant land, never lived on, with underground electric,excellent well water, zoned agriculture, private coded gate, updated fence, under brushed with trimmed trails, concrete cattle gap for horses or cattle. Cost $495K (352) 302-1940 trishmilton@gmail.com LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results! Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes INVERNESSWaterfront 55+ Park w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Crystal River Homes Plantation area Energy-wise 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Garage. Ready move in. Fenced backyard w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap MeetsSUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th1-800-438-8559 Electrical CREATION ELECTRIC. Full service electrical contractor. Residential & Commercial. Service changes. Large & small repairs. Spa hookups & more. Lic & Ins. Call 352-427-4216. Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Readers Choice Winner 5 years. 352-489-6786 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Riverland News Classifieds Get Results!

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