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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: 03-08-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Marion -- Dunnellon
General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 14, no. 36 (Apr. 11, 1996).
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Southern scholar SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, March 8, 2012Vol 30 No. 21 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon grad completes basic training Army Pfc. Brian T. McArdle has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. McArdle is the son of Robyn McArdle of Dunnellon. The private first class is a 2008 graduate of Dunnellon High School. He earned an associate degree in 2010 from the College of Central Florida, Ocala. Residents granddaughter completes training Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth S. Propst graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Propst is the granddaughter of Mary Richards of Dunnellon. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Residents picket City Hall Occupy Wall Street meets Occupy City Hall. Rainbow Springs residents took their frustrations as well as signs, bumper stickers and buttons to City Hall this past Wednesday as their picket of Greenlight Communications is slowly turning into their own version of Occupy Wall Street. Lynn Black, a Rainbow Springs resident, leader of the boycott of Greenlight and organizer of the protests, said in a letter that the City Council hasnt taken the time to talk to the little people, he wonders if they can read. Black said takRainbow Springs residents gather at the front of City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 29, to protest the water surcharge the City Council approved in December.JEFF BRYAN/ Riverland News Firefighter charged with DUI manslaughter Wreck occured more than a year ago in Sumter Co. A Marion County firefighter involved in a fatal accident last year that claimed the life of a Wesley Chapel woman was charged Monday with DUI manslaughter. Stephen Kleiber Jr., 25, Ocala, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol for DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI property damage, according to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins. Kleiber turned himself in Monday to Sumter County authorities. He was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $81,000. The collision happened at 4:18 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the southbound lane of Interstate 75, near Wildwood, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Kleiber was traveling south in a 2002 Volkswagen GTI behind a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Jason De Carmine, 29, of Temple Terrace, when Kleiber failed to compensate for the slower speed of the Blazer, according to the report. The front right of Kleibers vehicle struck the rear left of the Blazer, the report states. Kleibers vehicle traveled onto the west shoulder of the road while the Blazer traveled onto the west shoulder and overturned multiple times, colliding with a fence, the report states. De Carmine and his passenger, Rachel Frost, 20, Wesley Chapel, were both taken to Munroe Regional Hospital in critical condition. Frost died the same day from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Kleiber received minor injures in the collision. He was tested for alcohol use, according to the report. Results of the test indicated a .148 percent blood alcohol level. Under Florida law, DUI is proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 percent or above. Honor, duty and respect. These are the core values of the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel. Dunnellon High School senior Essasani Grace Kolack knows these core values well. Kolack recently learned she will be a studying biology as part of the freshman class next fall at this prestigious school after receiving the Citadel Scholars Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to about 13 students nationwide. Kolacks scholarship pays for everything: tuition, room and board, meals, uniform exDAVE SIGLER/For the Riverland NewsLarry Cooper, executive director of the Annie B. Johnson Center in Dunnellon, gives a tour of the new pantry added at the center, which has served residents since 1986. Annie Johnson Center unveils new pantry addition The soft hum of new freezers and refrigerators at the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is music to executive director Larry Coopers ears. Before, food would be packed in every space imaginable inside the center for their food assistance program. Now with the new food pantry added to the building, there is a centralized space to store and organize the food to better serve those in need, Cooper explained. No one goes away hungry, said Christine Avina, client services coordinator, and were proud of that. Both graciously thanked the community and local organizations for their help and support in getting the addition built and operating. A number of people showed up Wednesday to celebrate the grand reopening of the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center. The Annie Johnson Center was started in 1986 in the abandoned Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Dunnellon. For 10 years before that, the centers namesake, the late Annie Williams Johnson, hosted seniors in the area in her own home. The center serves both Citrus and Marion counties. Funding comes from SHEMIR WILES For the Riverland News Agency hosts grand opening celebration See ANNIE page 2 Rainbow Springs Utility users bring protest to heart of city JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PICKET page 21 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School senior Essasani Grace Kolack recently learned she will be a studying biology as part of the freshman class next fall at The Citadel after receiving the Citadel Scholars Scholarship. DHS senior earns full-ride scholarship to The Citadel JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News BOB REICHMAN For the Riverland News Stephen Kleiber Jr. See SCHOLAR page 17


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. the United Way of both Citrus and Marion counties, plus FEMA and money raised through the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store in downtown Dunnellon. Pat Coles, senior program operations manager for the county, proudly showed off the new pantry Wednesday and explained how all the food is donated. She also stated how about 30 lunches are served each day to seniors who come to the center for a hot meal, and another 50 to 100 individuals come for assistance with food, utilities or rent, a blanket or food or household goods. Cooper talked about how the center has really blossomed into a multipurpose resource center where people, not just seniors, can utilize numerous services such as rent/mortgage/utility bill assistance and receive help with applying for food stamps or jobs through Workforce Connection. Were here to get people on their feet, he said. And with the current economic situation, Avina said the center stays busy. In 2011, more than 15,000 visited the center. They gave out 353,770 pounds of food to 12,150 people in need. They also gave out 114 Christmas baskets around the holiday season and paid $93,625 toward rent, mortgage and utility bill payments. In just a years time, Avina said, the amount of food given out has doubled. The numbers are overwhelming, she said. The number of homeless is overwhelming. The Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is at 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For information, call 489-8021. Chronicle reporter Shemir Wiles can be reached at 352-564-2924 or swiles@chronicle online.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 FREE HEARING IMPAIRED PHONE INTERNET & LANDLINE NEEDED NO GIMMICK NO MONTHLY FEE FITS UP TO SEVERE LOSS WATER RESISTANT Dont get caught up in Bait & Switch Sales Pitches! 000AP8B Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday by Appointment We accept most insurance plans. Call for benefits. ALL DIGITAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY Come to NuTech Hearing for honest advertised prices. HONEST ADVERTISING PRICING NO SMALL PRINT! The Mini $ 795 NO COST CONSULTATION NO COST HEARING TEST 30 DAY TRIAL INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile East of Walmart CALL OR COME IN TODAY OCALA 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. next to Chilis 000AQYX 269-0315-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TO CONSIDER A SETBACK VARIANCE REQUEST RESOLUTION #RES2012-05 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF 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 3453-006-018. The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of the above Resolution in regards to a Variance request to the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Article II, Section 94-37 (11) (a) thru (d) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held at: Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Monday, March 26, 2012 5:30 p.m. THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION MAY BE INSPECTED AND COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. EXHIBIT A PARCEL #3453-006-018 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000AR0O DAVE SIGLER/For the Riverland News Mayor Fred Ward exits the old church building that houses the Annie B. Johnson Center. The church was built in 1908. ANNIE continued from page 1 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. COMMUNITY EVENT


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 6718560 or e-mail gina.peebles@marion countyfl.org to share your story.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 352237-3035 or 352-6157677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmas terchoir.comAnnie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. 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 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. 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. fl.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. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv. org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv. org. Nature Coast EMS conducted a water-rescue training drill Sunday on the Rainbow River at the County Road 484 bridge. The Dunnellon Police Departments Marine unit, which consists of Lt. Sue Webb and Officers Shane Yox and Bruce Arnold were able to attend and train in various water-safety procedures. The goal was to use water-safety techniques to rescue swimmers, Police Chief Joanne Black said. The victim would be placed on a back board and safely lifted into the Marine Unit while maintaining a stationary position. Once the victim was stabilized, the boat returned to the shore where rescue workers would be ready to transport for medical treatment. Nature Coast EMS used a mannequin to represent a victim during this exercise. This training was very positive as both agencies were able to work together, Black said, and receive the necessary training in case we are ever called upon to assist in water rescue. Black said she encourages officers to obtain as much training as possible in order to better protect and serve our community and the visitors. Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 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. 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Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. The public is welcome. After a Call to Order by Bernard Gray, second vice commander, and a table grace offering by Commander John Taylor, dinner will be served. The dinner is being catered by Lori Frazer of At Your Service of Marion County and assisted by Emily Csysz of the Ladies Auxiliary. Immediately following dinner, Gray will welcome and introduce dignitaries. Officials will then recite the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an invocation by Post Chaplain Eugene M. Thomas. Following the invocation, Gray will introduce the Law and Order departments and present the awards to be given that night. Dunnellon Police Department presented by Chief Joanne Black. Marion County Sherriffs Office presented by Lt. Dennis Joiner. Florida Highway patrol presented by Capt. Gregory S. LaMont. Dunnellon Fire Rescue presented by Chief Joe Campfield Marion County Fire Rescue presented by Chief M. Stuart McElhaney and Division Chief Bart Walker. Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department presented by Chief Joe Hans. Tickets, which are $5 per person, are still available. To order a ticket, call Post Historian Carl Boos at 489-3544; Service Officer Stuart Weisbaum at 209-1182; Gray at 5221130. Join your local American Legion Post 58 in celebrating and thanking the folks that go out of their way every day to protect our lives and our community. Event will honor law enforement officers, firefighters Special to the Riverland News Police participate in water-training drill Special to the Riverland NewsLt. Sue Webb and Officers Shane Yok and Bruce Arnold particpated in a water-rescue training safety drill Sunday on the Rainbow River with Nature Coast EMS. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS


River views City should focus on customers who want product Why is the city wasting time and money over Rainbow Springs residents? As a business owner, I would think they would be more interested in selling their product to people who would buy it instead of wasting their time and money on people who dont. I know I would be out of business by now if I kept buying merchandise that no one wanted. Instead I would buy a new product that would sell. So if Rainbow Springs does not want Greenlight in their neighborhood, I would think the city would turn its attention to another area like Rainbows End, Lake Tropicana or, even, Rainbow Lakes Estates. They dont seem to have any issues with Greenlight. If the city planners took a survey of selected prosperous business owner who they know in town and ask them a simple question, like should we continue putting our product in an area that doesnt want it or should we put it in an area that does? I bet they would get the same answer. This is just a suggestion from a business owner within the city limits. Im sure this letter will anger the residents of Rainbow Springs and they will stop coming to my store. But wait, Im sure they already have based on a demand from one Rainbow Springs resident by saying to me, something like unless the business owners of Dunnellon join together and side with us to stop Greenlight, we will stop shopping in Dunnellon. I dont remember the exact words. So my concern that they are gone is irrelevant. Viola Soffe Dunnellon Enough of the complaining about water rates I finally have had enough of the poisonous letters coming from Rainbow Springs residents. I lived in the city limits of Dunnellon for almost 20 years and paid for city water; yes, it was a rude awakening when I paid my first water bill, but, even though I felt like we conserved water, it forced me to conserve even more. I never watered my lawn, centipede grass, I hand watered my gardens and potted plants. We bought special shower heads and shut off faucets. My husband and I used approximately 2000 gallons of water per month. I too, dont understand the 25 percent charge, but Rainbow Springs residents are still paying less than city residents are paying. I have friends that live in Rainbow Springs, they tell me that even though there are water restrictions, that many people water every day, even when it has rained. The average water usage there is 13,000 gallons per month, some use 30,000 gallons. Some Rainbow Springs residents feel they are entitled to suck our aquifer dry. Im sure they compete to have the greenest, most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood. To the detriment of our water, Solution to problem is speaking up, not silence Country mice in big city T en years ago, my brother Bob and I took a weeks vacation to New York City. I like to think of that trip as the country mice in the big city. Wed been to New York as kids many times. We lived less than 30 minutes away growing up in New Jersey, but wed never done it as adults and that was something Id always wanted to do. Being that it was only one year after Sept. 11, it was also a very brave thing for us to do. The trip started out well enough. We made reservations just a few blocks from Times Square and if you leaned over the balcony you could see it from our room. That in itself is a sight to behold, especially if you live in Dunnellon. I wanted to feel like a true New Yorker and experience the subway, the double-decker tour buses and taxi cabs. Also on my list were potato knishes, Ground Zero, Broadway and Central Park. I was determined to do it all. Our week-long visit went well and I did indeed get to experience everything on my list including a ride on the disgusting subway and an unforgettable night at a Broadway play watching Toni Braxton play Aida. We stood outside the Today Show studio at 5 a.m. with all the other crazy people, ate tons of decadent food and did as much shopping as possible. On Fifth Avenue, all I could afford was a barrette and a pair of socks. Alas, our trip was coming to an end. I shouldve known trouble was ahead when I tripped on the crooked city sidewalk and busted my knee open on the way to the airport. We made it on time and checked our luggage. We werent far from the front of the security line when all of a sudden the electricity went out. We stood there in total darkness for about 10 seconds before everybody panicked. What was happening? Were we in danger? Since wed just visited Ground Zero a few days prior that was on our minds and it was pretty scary not knowing. Finally, the airport staff assured everyone it wasnt a terrorist attack; however, they had no idea what had happened. They provided peanuts and bottled water and basically said we werent going anywhere for awhile. We didnt go anywhere for almost two days. It turned out to be a power failure that plunged the entire city into darkness. We ended up spending that first night in the airport basement. Nobodys cell phones were working. There was one pay phone with a mile long line to use it. No planes were flying out, there was no way to rent a car and even if we caught a bus where would we go? There were no lights on anywhere that we could see. Thank God for Dramamine and Tylenol PM, and thank God I was 10 years younger. If I slept on a chair now, I wouldnt be able to move the next morning. Late the next day we were able to catch an airport shuttle bus to a hotel that had a generator. They fed us a buffet dinner and we stretched out on the floor with the other hundred people. We were about to settle in for another night in the lobby of that hotel when I started crying. Yep boohoo sobbing. I dont even know where it came from. I want to go home, I wailed. My brother sprung into action like 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, March 8, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS TIME TO SMILE SOCIAL SECURITY I f you didnt sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply but time is running out. The deadline for applying during the general enrollment period is March 31. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait until 2013 to apply. Medicare Part B covers some medical expenses not covered by Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), such as doctors fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical supplies and services. When you first become eligible for hospital insurance (Part A), you have a seven-month period in which to sign up for medical insurance (Part B). After that, you may have to pay a higher premium unless you were covered through your current employers group health plan or a group health plan based on a spouses current employment. You are given another opportunity to enroll in Part B during the general enrollment period, from January 1 to March 31 of each year. But each 12-month period that you are eligible for Medicare Part B and do not sign up, the amount of your monthly premium increases by 10 percent. There are special situations in which you can apply for Medicare Part B outside the general enrollment period. For example, you should contact Social Security about applying for Medicare if: You are a disabled widow or widower between age 50 and age 65, but have not applied for disability benefits because you are already getting another kind of Social Security benefit; You worked long enough in a government job where Medicare taxes were paid and you meet the requirements of the Social Security disability program and became disabled before age 65; You, your spouse, or your dependent child has permanent kidney failure; You had Medicare medical insurance (Part B) in the past but dropped the coverage; or You turned down Medicare medical insurance (Part B) when you became entitled to hospital insurance (Part A). You can learn more about Medicare by reading our electronic booklet, Medicare at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.ht ml, or visit the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov. You may also call Medicare at 800-633-4227; TTY 877486-2048). Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Medicare Part B deadline approaching A s the rift between Dunnellon city officials and Rainbow Springs residents continues to widen, we wonder if an amicable solution between the two about a water surcharge will ever be reached. Frankly, we are concerned by the City Councils silence. Heres how we see it. The Council believes the problem will quietly subside, which we simply dont see happening until city officials realize the lingering affects of the problem that it could have on Greenlight Dunnellon Communications as well as numerous businesses. While most folks in Rainbow Springs have pledged not to boycott local businesses, we applaud them for that. However, there is a small minority who believe thats the answer, and we have a message for those folks, too. Do you truly believe hurting local businesses will help your cause in the long-term picture? Simply put it wont, all it will do is worsen the problems for the masses. Look it at from this perspective: If those businesses close their doors, it means less taxes coming into the already dwindling city coffers. Less tax dollars will likely be made up in one of two ways, an increase in ad valorem taxes or a sizable hike in water/sewer rates. City officials wont likely take the chance on raising residents property taxes. We certainly have seen other questionable decisions as of late, though. However, increasing the water/sewer rates per the proposed water rates study issued a year ago and fast-tracking the fiveyear plan is not out of the question. So for those who believe a boycott of businesses is the answer, we, as a business leader, encourage you not to do so. Back to our task at hand: the Council. While we know most of you subscribe to the paper or find a way to read it, wed like to believe you havent noticed the abundance of Letters to the Editors from residents pleading their case for an end to the surcharge on their water bills. And while you can, it doesnt necessarily mean you should. We encourage you, the elected officials, to provide direction and show a willingness to meet with folks from Rainbow Springs and come to an agreement both sides can live with. While its certainly nice to have your cake and eating it too, we would like to note that sometimes eating a little crow is good for the system. Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 8 Adon Williams See LETTERS page 5


Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 5 which belongs to everyone? Im thrilled, as any environmentalist should be, that maybe there will be some constraint from these people. Yes, many of them are having wells drilled, so they can still use as much water as they feel they are entitled to, how long will it take to make up the water bills, compared to the cost of the well? As for boycotting businesses and Greenlight, the owners and people working there put their heart and soul into their businesses, how dare you blame them for you having to pay for what you owe, you have gotten away with abusing our water and not paying your fair share for years, and now your feelings are hurt. Suck it up and be happy for what you have! I love Dunnellon and want it to thrive, my children and grandchildren live here, I want there to be water left for them to enjoy, particularly, the Rainbow River, which we all know is way down from its normal output!. I wonder why. Pretty soon our wells will be going dry as well as sinkholes will be appearing, when that happens, look to the east, and you can blame them. Barbara Bobbi Shaw Dunnellon A simple answer is needed for purchase of systemThe very root of the problem we are unfortunately experiencing in Rainbow Springs with the hostile takeover of the utility company by Dunnellon City lies in the Florida Statue Chapter 180. The statue was written very purposely and effectively to benefit wealthy, influential owners of community utilities to extract as much money from the public purse as possible. Lawyers, lobbyists and legislators who craft such statues are legal craftsman who know full well the real world impact of the finely honed statue and the real world application. The Dunnellon City purchase is a classic, perfect example. City management knew it is common practice in Florida and they followed the playbook. That is why the statue is drafted the way it is. Wise businessman Chase extracted high water rates from Rainbow Springs residents for at least 25 years. Rainbow Springs Utilities made as much profit, and a good profit, as allowed under the law. That is fine, that is our free enterprise system. When Rainbow Springs development was built out and the infrastructure of the system was aging who would buy it for $2.5 million over appraised value? Certainly not another sharp private company because of the profit margin due to control of the Florida Public Service Commission. The 25 percent surcharge the city could levy made it profitable for the city to purchase. The city version that anyone could have bought it is true, but what sane company would make the deal the city made? Wonder how many private bids were made and how much was bid? A private company could not charge the 25 percent surcharge and been under the control of Florida PSC, making the purchase not so profitable. The money borrowed by the city is secured by the rates of the utility, which puts the entire purchase on the backs of the customers. As with Greenlight, it is public money and power disrupting the private market place, government with unfair advantage competing against private enterprise. It is also government placing the entire burden of bad management/decisions on unrepresented residents. Wtihout the perks of FS 180, these purchases probably would not happen, real free market place forces would prevail. The government entities, like it as it is, gives them another revenue source to tap. Everyone wins but the unrepresented residents. The only real and true winners are the utility owners who sell them for top dollar to the governments. A simple question would be, based on the numbers supplied by Burton and Associates to the city, would this purchase even come close to making sense without the 25 percent surcharge? In last weeks Riverland, a new resident posed an excellent question to city management. Very simply, in laymans terms, explain the benefits the Rio Vista, Juliette Falls and Rainbow Springs utility purchase had to Rainbow Springs residents. Without citing ordinances, laws, statues, guidelines, etc., that may give permission to take the actions the city took, give us some rationale for the decisions and who will benefit from them. We know you could do it, the question is why did you do it? Is it simply because you could? Steve Swett Dunnellon Suggesting annexation is nutsYour editorial suggesting that Rainbow Springs residents consider annexation to the city of Dunnellon as a political solution to taxation without representation is certainly political, but hardly a solution. Yes, we would be able to run for City Council, but we would also be obligating ourselves to pay for Dunnellons debt disaster. As you pointed out, few candidates even want to run given the depth of the citys financial sinkhole. Unfortunately, Dunnellon residents will spend the next couple of generations trying to pay for the misdeeds of their current elected officials. The Florida Statutes Chapter 171.061 (1) states: The area annexed to a municipality shall be subject to the taxes and debts of the municipality. Such a debt burden would make our current water rate dispute look puny by comparison. Rainbow Springs residents would be nuts to annex themselves to Greece. Phil Nolden Dunnellon Recent news from city is certainly questionableDear Fellow RS residents: Last weeks Riverland News contained some more false and alarming statements from Dunnellon City Manager Lisa Algiere pertaining to required backflow preventers and annual inspections. I would like to clarify some facts in regard to this issue. Reduced pressure (RP) backflow preventers are required by Department of Environmental Protection rules 62-550 and 62-555 to be installed to prevent possible backflow into the community potable water system. These are normally installed in series with the water meter in the street right-of-way. However, DEP has recognized that these RP backflow preventers are very expensive, mechanically complex and prone to failures. Because of this, DEP has their rules under review and is likely to specify a simpler, less costly and more reliable backflow prevention system. Where Marion County owns and has responsibility for potable water systems, they are requiring installation of simpler, less complex, more reliable and much less costly dual check (DuC) valves as backflow preventers. These are then placed on a five-year inspection and replacement schedule. Now, lets address possible reasons for backflow without a functioning backflow prevention device. The only way backflow into the community potable water supply can occur is by back pressure from the house or an irrigation system cross connected to the domestic supply. If the community supply station shuts down and loses pressure, there can be a small push back through the meter into the public water supply. Otherwise, when the public system is operating normally, it supplies potable water to each residence at approximately 45psi. Whether this water is used for domestic use or for irrigation there is absolutely no way reverse flow can occur without an opposing pump producing pressure higher than the 45psi. This brings me to Algieres allegation that popup sprinklers can suck contaminated irrigation water back into the domestic supply. This is nonsense. When your irrigation timer kicks in, valves open to allow spray at your sprinkler heads. When your timer kicks off, these valves close and pop-up heads close, thus, shutting off the irrigation flow. There is no sucking of water back into the system against the positive pressure of the domestic supply. There is only one legitimate concern about the possibility of backflow into the domestic water supply system. If you have a separate irrigation well and you cross connect it to the domestic supply system, and your irrigation pump has an output pressure greater than that of the community supply, you can push your irrigation water back into the community system if you dont have a functioning backflow prevention method. There have been a few reports of residents connecting their irrigation water from their wells to their houses. Such a cross connection is unlawful where a centralized domestic water supply is available. Normally, outdoor water spigots from the house are fitted with small check valves, which prevent someone from back feeding irrigation water into a house through these outdoor spigots. Since the city bought the Rainbow Springs water/sewer system, we have seen a jump in rates and a large number of people have reacted by having wells installed. Permits have to be pulled from the county health department and the county building department for such installations. To the best of my understanding the city, now being responsible for the safety of water being supplied to the community, only has the right to ensure that backflow into the community water supply does not occur. To me, this means that the city has a right only to insist on installation of a backflow prevention device at my water meter. Instead, the city has insisted that they have jurisdiction over all of the water facilities on every lot and, apparently, has attempted to sell various expensive permits and inspections under threat of violations. I have an irrigation well, which was installed in 2003 and I do not intend to do anything until I am absolutely convinced that it is necessary and reasonable. If you are seeking to save money under the new city water/sewer rates, and you do not have an irrigation well, make sure you have a separate irrigation meter so you are not paying the combined water/sewer rate for water used for irrigation. Second, cut back on water usage, especially for irrigation. Third, make sure you do not have leaks anywhere. Please conserve even if you do have an irrigation well. Our aquifer is being depleted. The Discovery Committee is continuing to develop a report for review by a lawyer. This report will not only address the water jurisdiction problem, but it will address the purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility and the fees assessed to us. Be patient, not intimidated, and watch for future news from us. Burt Eno, PhD, PE (ret) Dunnellon An open letter to the mayor of DunnellonIsoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese admiral who planned and executed the attack on Pearl Harbor, reportedly said after the attack, and I quote, I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. That quote is as true today as it was over 70 years ago at the start of World War II. Mr. Mayor, you have awakened a sleeping giant and you have filled us with a terrible resolve. You fail to understand Mr. Mayor that we have the numbers and you dont. We in Rainbow Springs outnumber you by at least 3 to 1, and we are gaining more support each and every day. When you so eloquently said that we will charge the 25 percent surcharge because we can, you didnt take into consideration that with the numbers, we can vote with our feet and spend our money elsewhere because as you said Mr. Mayor, we can. I hope your new communications director will be very good at the job, because that individual will have to explain to the Dunnellon merchants why their sales and revenues have plummeted. The communications director will have to explain to Walmart corporate headquarters why their Dunnellon super store is losing money. And, it will take an extremely talented spin doctor to explain why so many Dunnellon residents are losing their jobs due to actions coming directly from the mayors office. As we have said all along, we have no problem with the purchase of the utility or that we will be paying the same higher rates that the Dunnellon city residents already pay. Our only concern is the 25 percent surcharge and your attempt to use it to solve your fiscal mismanagement on the backs of local retirees, many of them on fixed incomes. Ive talked to some who have already started their own boycott of Dunnellon. The majority of us are still holding out hope that the city will come to its senses and remove the surcharge. But, rest assured Mr. Mayor, we will not wait long. The ball as they say Mr. Mayor is in your court, I recommend that you play it wisely.Dennis P. Birdsall Rainbow Springs Rainbow Springs needs to have a voiceA few days ago an article in the Ocala Star-Banner by a Mr. Ford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, wrote about the proposed raise of the Rainbow Springs water utility rates. He said the increase was outrageous. I am sure many of the residents of Rainbow Springs agree that the proposed increase is indeed outrageous, myself included. The residents of Rainbow Springs are not forced to have a backflow preventative device installed if they have a well or are about to have one drilled. Is this backflow device state mandated? There are reportedly more than 200 applications for permits of wells scheduled to be drilled in the Rainbow Springs community at this time. This will, of course, reduce the revenue that the city of Dunnellon expected to receive from the Rainbow Springs residents. Water consumption will drop dramatically once the drilled wells take over the irrigation now supplied by the Rainbow Springs utilities. The city manager, Lisa Algiere, has sent out a letter to the local residents in which she informs them that the backflow device will prevent the citys water from becoming contaminated and is, therefore, imperative to be installed. Since almost all the wells installed are used for irrigation, I fail to see how the local water system could be affected. Will the backflow device installed make up for the loss of revenue anticipated? Backflow prevention devices are mostly used in industrial areas where ground pollution is evident. Rainbow Springs does not fall into this category. It seems that the town fathers have gone into debt and that the residents of Rainbow Springs are now required to provide the revenue to pay for this dilemma. The Greenlight venture is being boycotted as it is an expensive system not welcome by many. Then there are the traffic fines if an infraction is reported by going through a red light. Good idea, actually, it does prevent accidents. Except the local drivers are aware of it and try not to be negligent. Therefore, not many traffic violations are providing that income Dunnellons township had counted on. It cost much to have those security lights installed. Pertaining to the Rainbow Springs water bill raise, it prompted many residents to have a well drilled because the water bill is going to be exorbitant if one irrigates even once in a while. It will cost hundreds of dollars per month for individual homeowners to have a good looking lawn. Upkeep is an important part of maintaining a home. If a homeowner chooses not to have a well drilled, a lot of lawns will not be irrigated and Rainbow Springs will look like the Sahara desert. Anyone who drills wells in Marion County must be licensed and has to be issued a permit before they can drill for a well. Seems that you cannot levy many fines for that infraction, but owners have to have a backflow water prevention device and the cost is to be taken over by the residents, of course. I think the town fathers need to do a reality check Rainbow springs is a middle-to-lower middle class community and, for many people, these new expenses are just too much. Rainbow Springs is no longer a young community. People who moved here 20 or so years ago are now in their 80s and 90s. Many are moving away because they can no longer maintain their homes. When I am in a social gathering with local residents all I hear is we are going to sell, we want to move. Many residents will leave to go elsewhere and soon you will have a community with empty houses and new residents will not want to be paying the debts tomorrow that were incurred today. Most of us Rainbow Springs residents think of Rainbow Springs as a great place to live in. It would be to our advantage if we could be given the chance to have a voice in what the city of Dunnellon is planning in the future. We hope Dunnellon town fathers will let us have a say so whenever your decisions will affect our well being. Respectively,Lore F. Leal Rainbow Springs Thanks for spreading the word about Cracker DaysEach time the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park sponsor an event, we send a press release to the Riverland News, and each time you graciously give over space to help us get the word out to the community. You did a wonderful job of advertising Cracker Days for us, with several lead articles about the event starting the beginning of February. As a result we had more than 2,000 visitors Saturday. Unfortunately, we were rained out Sunday and closed down about noon because all our exhibitors are in the open air and many use fire to add to the historical effect. These exhibitors love to come to the event because of the interest of the visitors in the skills and information that they have to share, and many have already signed on for next year. Thank you for your continued support of the park and the Friends. I also want to thank our volunteers for their hard work both days. An event like this cannot take place without a lot of help from many willing people. Thanks also to the community who continues to support our activities at the park. We do it for you. Marylou Klein Coordinator, Cracker Weekend Friends of Rainbow Springs State ParkGarden Club thanks paper for continued supportThe Dunnellon Garden Club would like to thank you for your continued support of our annual Fashion Show by publishing the public notice each week in the Riverland News. Sincerely,Pam Ricker Publicity Chair Couple proves it can take business elsewhereIn a previous letter to the editor, I said I would vote with my wallet regarding the kingdom of Dunnellons purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities LC, and the imposition of a 25 percent surcharge on our water bills. So, if youre gonna talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. Therefore, I offer a small sample of our spending activities for the past several weeks: Drove ten minutes south on U.S. 41 to Holder and had pizza for lunch with friends at Little Joeys. Filled one prescription at Winn-Dixie and several prescriptions at Publix. Drove to Home Depot in Crystal River to purchase three replacement fluorescent bulbs, several cans of spray paint and some steel rods. Shopped several times for groceries and other items at Target, Winn-Dixie and Publix; Target and Publix were combined with a doctors appointment in Ocala. Registered our pets at Dunnellon Animal Hospital on W. Dunnellon Road. Drove to the 60th Avenue FedEx depot to drop off a package for shipment. Filled my gas tank at the Sunoco station at C.R. 39 and U.S. 41 South in Citrus County, just south of (ugh) Dunnellon City Hall. Enjoyed the Sunday breakfast buffet at the Stone Creek Country Club on 80th Avenue. LETTERS continued from page 4 S ee LETTERS page 8


The Dunnellon High School girls tennis team earned their first victory this season, toppling North Marion with almost all girls winning their matches in a resounding 8-1 victory. Alexandra Love, the top seed, and Jade Gardner, the second seed, each won their respective singles matches, 8-0, and pairing up to win their doubles match, 8-1. Tia Love, the No. 3 seed for the Lady Tigers, was unable to win her singles match, losing 8-4. However, she later came back and won her doubles match alongside Rachel Horne, by a score of 8-2. This was my first win of the season, Tia Love said. I think I did well because I was focused and patient, but also because I was playing with one of my best friends, Rachel (Horne); we won due to the great effort we both put in. Horne, the fourth seed for Dunnellon, in addition to the doubles match she played with Tia Love, won her singles contest, 8-2. Madeline Tourne, the Lady Tigers fifth seed, came back from a long break after badly spraining her ankle in practice and was put on crutches for the first half of the season until she healed. I was very excited to get back on the courts after being out, she explained after her victory, 8-1. I tried not to think about my injury, (although) it did affect the way I played a little bit, but with time it will heal completely. Sixth-seed Danielle Prinz and April Hargabus, the seventh seed, each played the No. 6 seed from North Marion, splitting equally to win four games each. Hargabus took the first few and won 4-0, and Prinz played second and won 4-2. I find it more difficult to play slow-paced tennis rather than fast-paced, Prinz said. But to build technique its great to play against players of all levels. The thought dont over-run the ball, have patience continually repeated through my head. It was a much needed win, it was rewarding to see our effort pay off. R IVERLAND SPORTS 6 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 Tiger baseball still seeking first victory The Dunnellon High School baseball team continues searching for its first victory of the season after dropping two more games in the past week. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the Tigers (0-8 overall, 0-3 district) traveled to Forest for their first game of the week due to a rainout Monday. Dunnellon fell to the Wildcats, 15-5. The Tigers had seven hits, with Trevor Phillips leading the way with two and one RBI. Bo Dewitz had had a two-run double. Robert Segarra and Shane Williams had one RBI each. Shelby Payne was the starting pitcher for the Tigers. He had seven strike outs, five walks and allowed eight hits. Relief pitcher Gage Honeysette had one strike out, three walks and allowed three hits. On Friday, March 2, Dunnellon played at Hernando, losing 10-3. The Tigers had three hits, one each from Gage Honeysette, Francisco Rosario and Philips. All three hits were doubles. Philips double resulted in an RBI. Connor Hannah was the starting pitcher. He had three strike outs, eight walks, and allowed three hits. Philips pitched in relief, recording three strike outs, while allowing one walk and four hits. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Tavares and Wednesday against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Tigers play at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Nature Coast. Jody Weber, Softball Weber has consistently improved at her new found position, first base. She also had a good week at the plate, ending it with a home run against Nature Coast. A.J. Basso, Boys Weightlifting The senior claimed first place in the teams first meet of the season. Basso competes in the 183-pound weight class. He had 290 pounds in the bench, 235 in the Clean, for a total of 525. A.J. Basso Jody Weber Girls tennis team posts first victory Chargin the net BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Feb. 26: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Bill Levert 300; Tim Chrosniak 278; Chuck Wilson 760; Dennis Flanagan 693; Pam Levert 251; Jacque Iverson 249, 691; K.C. Cridland 693. Scratch: Bill Levert 269; Eric Glowacki 254; Todd Cridland 654; Mark Smith 651; Dennis Flanagan 213, 612; Terry Brown 213; K.C. Cridland 211, 624. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Jim Abbey 247, 665; Ivan Miller 239, 652; Sonny Temple 239; Betty Noland 267; Joyce Swarm 234; Elaine Shea 646; Sharon Mason 642. Scratch: Jim Abbey 201, 527; Ivan Miller 195; Ken Sprague 530; Betty Noland 214, 466; Elaine Shea 179, 487. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Art Trebon 240; Bob Mannella 235; Ernie Wiemann 657; Murphy Combs 642; Wanda Klik 259, 673; Marylou Halovich 235; Julie Nagengast 669. Scratch: Murphy Combs 223, 582; Bob Mannella 201; Jerry Ness 555; Wanda Klik 198, 490; Marylou Halovich 179, 472. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Cheryl Clamer 264, 725; Peggy Nevels 256; Rose Damico 695. Scratch: Myla Wexler 193, 512; Peggy Nevels 164; Rose Damico 452. Late Starters: Handicap: Rich Soletto 280, 748; Myron Paliwoda 236; Rich Vehrs 660; Marie Mooney 244; Gloria Ortiz 236; Rosemarie Marcucci 641; Marilyn Seymour 615. Scratch: Rich Soletto 269, 715; Ted Rafanan 221, 601; Fran Barlow 184, 523; Rosemarie Marcucci 182, 500. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Joe Baierlein 290; Bobby Finch 281; Charlie Stein 779; Jay Willet 778. Scratch: Charlie Stein 257, 752; Joe Baierlein 257; Eric Glowacki 256; Joe Barrera 677. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Fran Barlow 247, 686; Charlie Nerison 241; Mona Rosado 663. Scratch: Fran Barlow 209, 572; Mary Briscoe 190, 530. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Dave Messenger 257, 608; Gaynor Stoner 246, 624; Pat Pulgrano 219, 606; Debbie Littlefield 219; Laura Bonadonna 215; Elizabeth Letchworth 604. Scratch: Dave Messenger 219, 494; Mike Bonadonna 187; Alan Murray 448; Janet Murray 163, 469; Barb McNally 163, 457; Laura Bonadonna 160. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: John Gilbert 275; David Rogers 272, 728; Glenn Geiger 771; Judy Hindbaugh 280, 710; Tammy Woodburn 276, 718. Scratch: David Rogers 223, 581; Jim Van Gilder 221; Chuck Hindbaugh 599; Judy Hindbaugh 211, 503; Ellen Bowman 180; Betty Rauch 464. Parkview Owls: Handicap: George Munzing 302, 793; Alan Rice 301; Jim Dollar 810; Betty Wood 291; Maggie Savarese 289, 805; Bridgett Foley 799. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 259, 687; Brad Arndt 257; Ted Rafanan 657; Judy Timmons 214; Maggie Savarese 211, 571; Dorine Fugere 566. Bowlers of the Week: Fran Barlow, 86 pins over her average, and Rich Soletto, 154 pins over his average. SPORTS BRIEFS Citrus County USBC Open tourneyThe CCUSBA Open Tourney will be a Singles event this year, slated for March 17 and 18 at Parkview Lanes, with squads at 1 p.m. each day. There is a Doubles option, which is simply adding two bowlers Singles series totals to get the team total. The bowlers do have to bowl in the same squad, but not necessarily on the same lanes. The cost is $20 for the Singles, and the Doubles option is $10 per bowler (100 percent toward the prize fund). Entry forms are available at all Citrus County bowling centers, and entries will be accepted until 30 minutes before squad time. Golf Tournament to benefit United WayOCALA CenturyLink will host a fourperson Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament Saturday, April 14.All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club at 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information about sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 3688825. DHS Spring football game scheduledThe 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. C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000AQJV 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Mon. Tues. Wed. Fresh Scallops Dinner Buffet only $ 8.85 Thursday Seafood Feast only $ 8.85 Friday, Saturday & All Day Sunday New York Strip Dinner only $ 8.85 DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY CHINA WOK BUFFET LIZZY WRIGHT For the Riverland News DHS looks to get untracked this week Lady Tigers softball posts one win; drops two contests Obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall, dont turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team has pulled through the past week and stayed strong despite the obstacles the Lady Tigers (3-4 overall, 1-2 district) kept encountering. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Dunnellon squared off against Forest, a well-known opponent, pulling out an enormous win, 115. Dunnellon vs. ForestAlora Thompson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, two doubles and one stolen base. Bianca Pierro went 2-for-4 with two doubles. Lead-off batter Ashlee Winn went 2-for-5 with one RBI and three stolen bases. Leslie Maddox went 2-for-2. Bianca Pierro and Nicole Drew combined to shut down the Lady Wildcats on the mound. They also combined to pitch against North Marion and Nature Coast. Dunnellon vs. North MarionThe Lady Tigers prepared for their next game against one of the hardest teams in the area, North Marion. Despite its best efforts, Dunnellon fell to the Lady Colts, 8-1. The Lady Tigers had five hits and left seven people on base. Dunnellon vs. Nature CoastOn Friday, March 2, was one of AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News BRANDON SANCHEZ/For the Riverland NewsApril Hargabus looks to return a volley during a recent practice. Hargabus and the Lady Tigers posted an 8-1 victory against North Marion. From staff reports DHS plays at Hernando, Crystal River this week Bianca Pierro is out with an ankle injury. See LADY page 9


Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 7 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Jessica Nelson, left, her son, Matthew, and Michael Bundrick watch Tee Ball action Saturday at the Dunnellon Little League Complex. BELOW: Youth softball player Rebecca Ray sings the national anthem prior to the start of games. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGavin Hickey sprints down the first base line after getting a base hit in Tee Ball action. JACOB FURR/For the Riverland NewsCoach Mark McCormick and his Braves team were the first team in the Dunnellon Little League Parade Saturday along East Pennsylv ania Avenue. Saturdays festivities marked the start Opening Day of Little League action. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Nancy Myers gives Jordon Volker a hug and kiss after the youth baseball player presented her with a dozen roses after making a donation to the league in honor of her late mother. BOTTOM RIGHT: Naomi Beville checks out her surroundings after snacking on some baked beans prior to the start of games. BOTTOM LEFT: Greg Trosper, left, chats with Hayden Dearing as the two await their turn in the batting cage as Gary Sonneberger gets some warm-up swings prior to the start of games. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsColton Scherer has a little bit of fun with his great-grandfather, Jack Bland, as his great-grandmother, Brunette Bland, snaps a picture while they wait for the start of the Dunnellon Little League Parade.


Library System to host Author ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, on Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. Our first Author Expo is a great opportunity for the talented writers in Marion and surrounding counties to get together, talk about their books and share helpful hints with the public, said Roseanne Russo, information services manager for the Headquarters-Ocala location. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 6718551. Living with Chronic Disease workshops Local health professionals will offer workshops from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 11, to empower individuals to take control of their chronic illnesses. The workshop takes place once a week, for two and a half hours, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems can attend together. Class size is limited to 16 people! Classes cover the following topics: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and, how to evaluate new treatments. To enroll in this class and begin improving your quality of life, call Lisa Varner at 352-854-5230. Classes will be at First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon. Shopped for drapery hooks at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Ocala. It should be obvious that in every instance we had a choice between doing business in the Kingdom of Dunnellon or doing business somewhere else. We chose somewhere else. It wasnt as inconvenient as you might think. And to all those pom-pom waving kingdom of Dunnellon cheerleaders, who will now get up on their hind legs and object, saying its disloyal, I say this: It all depends on whose ox is being gored. To paraphrase a local potentate, We will, because we can. Dunnellon, get yourself a city administration thats not openly insensitive, arrogant and disrespectful. Choose one that demonstrates friendly, cooperative relations with its neighbors and things might change. Until then, sayonara. Finally, as a matter of principle, we will not sign up with Greenlight Communications. It will have to be given away free, as a kind of community outreach and reconciliation program, before well even consider it. Al and Marti Spalmacin Rainbow Springs Killing small businesses, kills tax base in townMost of us are huge fans of the Florida Greenways, previously Cross Florida Barge Canal property connecting the Gulf of Mexico in Yankeetown to the St. Johns River in Palatka, providing recreational access to pedestrians, bicyclists and hunters alike; however, downtown Dunnellon is not or ever will be a nature trail/hunting preserve. What downtown Dunnellon could be and should be is a vibrant, well-governed small town with thriving small businesses. Small businesses employ more than 65 percent of Americans and pay over 50 percent of collected local property/school taxes in the city of Dunnellon. Once again, current Dunnellon City Council and Ms. Lisa Algiere have a different insight and are going to mandate small business killing median strips along East Pennsylvania Avenue that will certainly cater to those few pedestrians and bicyclists, but will make things very difficult for the rest of the world the other 99.9 percent of us including delivery trucks to these businesses and current and future drive in business (yes, that ghastly automobile traffic). The citys master plan for the currently approved bicycle/pedestrian path also eliminates all on street parking, which current businesses along the East Pennsylvania Avenue corridor presently depend on heavily. The next time you drive down East Pennsylvania Avenue on a weekday, please observe the number of pedestrians and bicyclists using current accessible sidewalks and also the number of vehicles currently using on street parking. The next time you drive north or south on U.S. 41, please observe all the empty storefronts, made possible by a previous and enlightened Dunnellon City Council median strip vote almost 20 years ago. For 10 years, these median strips collected litter, were weed choked and contained dead landscaping due to a complete lack of maintenance. Eventually, a much more enlightened council cleared out the dead debris and planted more manageable grass median strips. If you kill small business in Dunnellon, you will kill the citys tax base. Access can never be optimal to small business with the citys approved median strip plan. Small businesses will ultimately fail with the citys new plan resulting in uncollected taxes and markedly reduced property appraisal values. These results, coupled with the staggering Greenlight Communications, Rainbow Springs Utility and Rio Vista Utility debts will leave the city residents in dire straits. Our current city council has failed and continues to miserably fail its electorate and shouldnt be trusted any further than one can throw them. To term our current City Council and public administration as public servants is the ultimate oxymoron. Government doesnt always know best, shouldnt unconditionally be trusted and should absolutely be held accountable for their actions. Every week, we learn of additional horse manure Dunnellon Council and public administrators continue to heap upon city residents and nonresidents alike. Its time for the stupidity to stop. Matthew Fox Dunnellon 8 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 000AOR5 000AQVR 3 5 2 4 6 5 7 5 3 8 352-465-7538 Spring Is In The Air We have the Right Bike for You! 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave. www.bluerunbicycles.com Go For A Ride! JOINT PAIN? 000APNS 2155 W. 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FREE HEARING TEST Solution to puzzle on page 9 LETTERS continued from page 5 Super Man. He formed an alliance with some guy whose company was sending a rental car. Now we had never met this guy and he was a complete stranger, but I knew we could take him if need be. We took turns driving straight through, stopping only for potty breaks, all the way to the Atlanta airport where we parted with our new friend. Funny, I cannot even remember his name. We traded in our airline tickets for new tickets home and the rest of the journey was a piece of cake. The big blackout of New York City back in 2002. Yes, we country mice laugh about it now. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Dunnellons farthest and busiest games. Unfortunately, the Sharks broke the line, leaving the Lady Tigers unable to reel them in a 9-3 loss. Ashlee Winn went 2-for4 with one RBI, one double and a stolen base. Cierra Thompson was 2for-3. Jody Weber went 1for-3 with her first home run. During the game, pitcher Bianca Pierro was running through first base and rolled her ankle causing a severe sprain and torn ligaments. She will be out for three or more weeks healing. Weve been battling through the season, having our highs and lows with injuries and such, Dunnellon coach Clay Thompson said. Were still in this though and were going to stay strong and work through the season. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Eustis. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play at 7 p.m. today at Hernando and at 7 p.m. Friday at Crystal River. 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Limit 2 per household. 1.75 L Ezra Brooks $ 22 99 + tax Seagrams VO $ 27 99 + tax 1.75 L $ 19 99 $ 19 99 + tax Bacardi Gold or White $ 19 99 + tax Barton Vodka + tax 1.75 L 1.75 L $ 14 99 + tax 1.75 L + tax 1.75 L $ 18 99 + tax 1.75 L Raynal VSOP Brandy $ 27 99 + tax 1.75 L 1.75 L $ 14 99 + tax Pearl Vodka 1.75 L $ 13 99 + tax 1.75 L Kentucky Gentleman $ 14 99 + tax 1.75 L $ 1 0 99 + tax 1.75 L Kahula $ 14 99 + tax 1.75 L Canadian Mist Inver House Scotch $ 21 99 + tax Appleton Rum White or Special 1.75 L $ 14 99 + tax Gordons Vodka 1.75 L 1.75 L Crown Royal $ 35 99 + tax 1.75 L $ 13 99 + tax 1.75 L Black Velvet 3 DAY SPECIAL Thurs., March 8 Fri., March 9 Sat., March 10 Coupon Required. Limit 2 per household. Stravinsky Vodka Imported from Poland, 5 times distilled $ 1 5 99 Saint Brendans Irish Cream $ 27 99 + tax 1.75 L Johnnie Walker Red Southern Comfort Absolut 80 Vodka From Noon Friday, March 9 To Sunset Sunday, March 11 at Sertoma Youth Ranch at On-Site Camping Entertainment by Floridas Best Songwriters and Singers Florida Songwriting Contest Workshops Arts and Crafts Food Childrens Activities Bring your Lawn Chairs Rain or Shine 000ALWU Will McLean Music Festival 2012 For camping information, call 352-465-2167. For more about the festival visit www.willmclean.com Solution to puzzle on page 8 LADY continued from page 6 BOWLING SCORES P ar kv ie w L ane s W ee kly N e ws L eague s core s for t h e w ee k ending M arc h 4: M onda y N ig h t S pecia l: Handicap: Phil Ciquera 304, 771; Brian Carney 269; Sean Fugere 718; Stephanie Flory 280, 735; Terry Brown 279, 753. Scratch: Phil Ciquera 289, 726; Brian Carney 267; Sean Fugere 700; Terry Brown 246, 654; Stephanie Flory 245, 630. P re s er v e P in b u s ter s: Handicap: Jack Moriarty 244, 640; Frank Shea 240, 667; Elaine Shea 236, 659; Dianna Kirk 234; Lorraine Guay 656. Scratch: Ken Sprague 205, 578; Emile Guay 196; Larry Kirk 535; Elaine Shea 184, 503; Lucy Smallwood 170; Betty Noland 445. S uncoa s t S enior s: Handicap: Ben Wall 256, 663; Jack Connell 254, 660; Art Trebon 663; Pat Combs 235, 633; Joyce Cusimano 222; Sharon Hoagland 638. Scratch: Jerry Ness 224, 607; Frank Reesby 217, 591; Pat Combs 173; Barb Steffen 164, 464; Wanda Klik 451. L adie s Cl a ss ic : Handicap: Diana Plevell 279, 694; Pat Ouellette 262; Cheryl Clamer 693. Scratch: Lisa Morgan 210; Dianna Plevell 207, 478; Myla Wexler 484. L ate S tarter s: Handicap: Bob Biggs 261; Rich Soletto 254, 725; Bob Desmeules 690; Helen Herr 287, 707; Kathy Hession 243, 663. Scratch: Rich Soletto 245, 698; Bob Biggs 232; Ted Rafanan 635; Helen Herr 215; Fran Barlow 205,503; Kathy Hession 537. W edne s da y N ig h t M en : Handicap: Gary Brown 309; Joe Barrera 298; Larry Nevels 775; Ives Chavez 769. Scratch: Joe Barrera 277, 668; Mark Smith 276, 698. P ar kv ie w L ane s W omen s T rio : Handicap: Missy Knapp 255; Mona Rosado 241, 666; Carolyn Woodward 654. Scratch: Missy Knapp 204, 483; Fran Barlow 195, 535. G ood T ime B o wl er s: Handicap: Bob Craver 249, 660; Fred Yannotti 231, 638; Grace Navarratte 235, 655; Elizabeth Letchworth 228; Janet Murray 605. Scratch: Bob Craver 182; Fred Yannotti 180, 485; Bob Krueger 479; Janet Murray 175, 488; Grace Navarratte 160, 430. H o l der H ot sh ot s: Handicap: Murphy Combs 275; Bobby Goodman 272, 756; Ernie Gonsalves 760; Betty Rauch 243, 698; Phyllis Ternes 242, 685. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 246, 604; Murphy Combs 234, 620; Kathy Calcagni 179, 471; Betty Rauch 169, 476. P ar kv ie w Owls: Handicap: Ives Chavez 308; Kenneth Folk 281, 785; Dan Taylor 788; Dorine Fugere 323, 789; Darlene Arndt 276; Barbara Rennekamp 772. Scratch: Ives Chavez 256; Sam Bass 247, 675; Brad Arndt 676; Dorine Fugere 267, 621; Myla Wexler 209, 546. B o wl er s of t h e W ee k: Terry Brown, 105 pins over her average, and Phil Ciquera, 117 pins over his average.


R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 Dixon Music Festival scheduled for today Just in time for Music in Our Schools Month, hundreds of local students will perform in the third annual Charlie Dixon Memorial Elementary Music Festival at 6:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Ocala. The concert features upwards of 450 students from 14 local public elementary schools. The event will be videotaped and aired at a later date on the Marion Education Channel, available on local cable channels including Brighthouse 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12, as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. Dr. Kathleen Sanz, executive director of the Florida Music Educators Association and Florida School Music Association, will speak during the event. Artwork by elementary students will be displayed in entry areas as well. Advance discount tickets are available at $2 for adults and $1 for students 12 and younger by contacting any of 14 participating elementary schools: Dr. NH Jones, Dunnellon, Evergreen, Hammett Bowen Jr., Marion Oaks, Maplewood, Oakcrest, Ocala Springs, Romeo, Saddlewood, Shady Hill, Sunrise, WardHighlands, and Wyomina Park. Tickets at-the-door are $3 for adults and $1 for students (12 and younger). Proceeds pay for the event and help fund other music events for the Marion County Music Association and local music teachers, along with certain educational events with the Optimist Club of Ocala. First Baptist of Ocala is at 2801 S.E. Maricamp Rd. in Ocala. For more information, contact Sondra Collins with the Marion County Music Association at 352465-6700 or Sondra.Collins@ marion.k12.fl.us. EDUCATION BRIEFS Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 30, 2012, educators serving students in unincorporated Marion County may apply for a grant under the 2011-12 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Awardees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource projects and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. 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.or g/springfestival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400. 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. Event at First Baptist Church of Ocala Special to the Riverland News Birthday bash I can go across the yard. I can read. It isnt hard. I will read the silly rhymes. Every year at this same time. On March 2, the birth date of Dr. Seuss, 22 Dunnellon High School students crossed through the fence and across the yard to Dunnellon Elementary School to participate in Read Across America. The students were assigned to different elementary classes to read some of Dr. Seusss famous titles to the students. The event is coordinated by DHS media specialist Joan Lourenco and Amy Roland, the media specialist at DES. Once Lourenco receives a go-ahead from the elementary, she then asks ESOL and TV Production teacher JR Smith if she would like for her English Language Learners (ELL) to participate, and the answer is always yes. The ELL students select the Dr. Seuss books and practice their reading and comprehension skills. Freshman Elizannette Bonet Cartagena was participating in the event for the first time. She was assigned to read Mrs. Brown Can Moo, Can You? to a second-grade class. Bonet said she found the experience very rewarding. The book was full of opportunities for audience participation. They were so cute, Bonet said. They were all doing the sounds from the book; eek, moo, cock-a-doodle-doo Bonets sister, Elizabeth, has been participating in the event for several years, and decided to dress up this year with her friend Charley Echevarria. The pair dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 and paired up to read to a kindergarten class. Another veteran student, senior Gissele Guerrero went all out, painted face and all, as the Cat in the Hat. The kids were excited, but they already knew the story, said Echevarria about the book the pair read, The Cat in the Hat. The class was excited to see us, but they really got excited when they saw Gissele. Guerrero, in her full costume, was a real hit. They wanted to touch my tail, my paws, my furry stomach made of felt, Guerrero said. All of the kids wanted to hug me, and I was very energetic with them. One of our students said, miss, this was the best day of my life, when she returned to the DES media center after reading to the students, Lourenco said. To me, this says it all and makes the Read Across America shared reading experience worth every minute invested into the preparation. Apply for Pre-K, VPK programs Applications of interest are now being accepted for the Pre-K/VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) program operated by the Title One Office of Marion County Public Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 201213 school year and is not related to Summertime VPK programs. Applications are available at participating school sites, the Title One Office at 306 N.W. Seventh Ave. in Ocala, and online at www.marion.k12.fl.us/d ept/fep/index.cfm. This program is widely popular, but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5 p.m. March 6 deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular schoolyear program will be notified via telephone call from the districts Title One Office starting March 13. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K/VPK applications may be returned in four ways: in person at the Title One office at 306 N.W. Seventh Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 N.W. Seventh Ave., Ocala, FL 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352-6207604; or completed online. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Regular schoolyear Pre-K/VPK will be offered in 18 classrooms at 15 public elementary schools: Anthony, Belleview, College Park, East Marion, Emerald Shores, Evergreen, Fessenden, Fort McCoy, Oakcrest, Reddick-Collier, South Ocala, Sparr, Sunrise, Stanton-Weirsdale and Wyomina Park. Transportation is provided for those students accepted into the program and meeting eligibility requirements. For more information, contact the Title One office at 352-6207652. PRINCIPALS OFFICE DMS Yearbook Committee working on annual publication The DMS Yearbook Committee Members are scheduled to meet from 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, as they continue to create and add special touches to an exciting 2011-12 edition of the DMS yearbook. The yearbook is available at the pre-sale price of $25 and will remain at this price until Friday, April 13. After April 13, the price will go up to $35 with a limited amount of copies available at the end of the year for purchase. If you have not already reserved your copy you may do so before school in the Caf or the Media Center. Please make checks payable to Dunnellon Middle School. Please dont forget to set your clocks forward one hour with the start of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 11. We are once again taking the opportunity to remind parents and guardians of sixth-grade students who will be entering the seventh grade in August 2012 of the health mandate by the state requiring students to have updated shots prior to attending school as a seventh-grader. Students without the required shot updates will not be permitted to attend school until health record has been updated: TDAP Mandatory. Varicella Immunization, first shot mandatory; second shot recommended. Gardasil Recommended. Menactra Recommended. To assist our parents in meeting this requirement to update their childs health record, the Dunnellon Middle School will host a free clinic sponsored by MarJane Ashman DMS Principal Special to the Riverland News Photo courtesy of JR SmithThe group of Dunnellon High School Read Across America participants pose in the elementary school library. High school students participate in Read Across America JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News Photo courtesy of JR SmithSeniors Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena and Charley Echevarria dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 to read to a group of first graders Friday, March 2, at Dunnellon Elementary during Read Across America. See ASHMAN page 12


Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 11 ABOVE: Kindal Pierce works on a project to make a hat to wear during the Dr. Seuss celebration Friday at Dunnellon Elementary School. BELOW: TayJuan Leslie grimmace after a book he was carrying on his head slipped off. Emalee Stevens smiles as her teacher adjusts a make-shift hat for Fridays celebration. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Elementary School kindergartners, from left, Zaily Padilla, Brianna White, Taylor Hickey listen to Ana Nino read a Dr Seuss book to them during the nationwide Read Across America, a celebration of all things Dr. Seuss. Students were given green eggs and ham as well as other treats as part of the event. ABOVE: Dunnellon High School student Ana Nino reads to kindergartners during a Green Eggs and Ham fest Friday at the school. BOTTOM RIGHT: Carter Anderson plays along while Nino reads students a book during the event. BOTTOM LEFT: Kindergarten teacher Bonnie Powell whips up a fresh batch of green scrambled eggs for students to enjoy during the festivities.


R IVERLAND EDUCATION 12 Riverland News, Thursday, February 9, 2012 Parent Portal expands, offers more options, including Spanish The increasingly popular Parent Portal of Marion County Public Schools now offers even more resources to parents and students, including additional test scores and a complete Spanish version. To date, parents representing 32 percent of the districts 42,000 students have signed up for the secure, information-rich program offering web access to student grades, attendance, class work assignments, homework, quiz and FCAT, ACT, and SAT scores, and project / presentation grades. Now, parents can also access college placement test scores and FCAT Writing scores from the state standardized test. As well, the complete portal is available in Spanish to all parents. Parents can access resource documents including the Code of Student Conduct and complete school board policies via the Portal. The site also offers replay options for ALERTnow messages, frequently asked questions and answers, bus schedules, and online Mealpay for student meals. Parents must register for Portal access in person at their childs school. Once provided with a username and pass code, parents can link their children to their account to have all-inone access with a single Portal visit. For more information, contact the Marion County School District at 671-7100. Havin a ball Senior Scott Merwin was going to attend his first military ball Saturday, March 3, but a few days prior he got the flu. Merwin was not well enough to attend, but that didnt stop his mother from attending and also providing the Dunnellon High School Air Force JROTC 10th annual military ball with its best decorations ever. The room was decorated from floor to ceiling in a winter wonderland theme, complete with balloon columns and arches, and silvery confetti on the tables. The military ball was at the Wall Rives American Legion Post in Dunnellon. It featured a long dais with guests of honor, including several DHS employees, Mrs. Merwin the decorator, and guest speaker Sophia Duran, an Army veteran and teacher at Horizon Academy. People began arriving long before the appointed time and took their seats early to avoid being sent to the grog bowl after dinner. Still, a few late attendees got a taste of the grog, which was a brownish-red mixture with puffed sugar cereal and blueberries floating in it, among other things. More than 90 people attended the ball and were greeted by senior Madegny Machin, who was in charge of making sure everyone got to their proper tables. After the national anthem and presentation of the colors, Sergio Aponte offered the invocation and dinner was served. The meal was chicken, potatoes and mixed vegetables, catered and served by students in Dunnellon Highs culinary arts program under the direction of culinary arts teachers Melissa Mosby and Shane Baly. After dinner, it was time for the infamous grog ceremony. During this time, cadets may send violators of the rules of the mess to the grog bowl for violations such as being late or not being dressed appropriately. The only stipulation is that the person who makes the request must present it on the form of a rhyme. Following dinner and the grog, Mrs. Duran gave her speech. She talked about how she would never stop being proud to have served her country and how her service to the country influences the way she conducts herself every day, even the way she teaches her students. The formalities concluded, the lights were turned low and the students spent the next several hours dancing the rest of the night away. This is my fourth military ball and it was the best one, Machin said. The decorations were the best, and the room was just the right size for our group; not too big or small. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsChris Fortune, Barret Willingham, Joe Fernandez and Julius Allen present the colors as the guests prepare for the playing of the Nation Anthem. DHS Junior ROTC puts on annual Military Ball at Legion Special to the Riverland News DHS juniors inducted into National Honor Society The National Honor Society inducted 21 new members Friday, March 2, in the Dunnellon High School media center. Sponsor Morgan Luckey was in charge of the event, but the present members really held the ceremony. I thought the ceremony was short and simple, Shayla Wright, a new member, said. It didnt drag on. I felt honored to be a part of NHS. The requirements for a prospect for NHS are that the student has to be a current junior, a 3.5 unweighted grade point average, and their discipline record needs to be free. President Alexandra Alex Love was first to speak about scholarship, which is one of the five characteristics held by members. The others are leadership, service, citizenship, and character. I feel good because I get the opportunity to be in it, Danielle Blake said. Not too many people get to be in it. I didnt know what was going on when I got knighted. On Feb. 23, before the ceremony was held, Amanda Ortman, Omar Desarden and Brittany Bennett went around knighting the new inductees to tell them they were elected for induction. They got knighted with a light saber or a Styrofoam sword by Desarden. All the prospective students were excited to be apart of the society, but they felt embarrassed as they knelt down in front of their entire class to be knighted. I got called in the middle of my chemistry class to kneel on the floor and to have Omar knight me with a stick, Rachel Horne, a junior, said. Rashida Scantlebury and Desarden, current NHS members, delivered white sashes to the inductees a week after they were knighted. The sashes had the NHS title on them with the inductees graduation year. It was their choice to wear the sash around school or not, while the current members wore blue sashes showing their seniority. I feel great, like I am accomplishing something in life, Jesenia Guillen said. BRITTANY BENNETT/For the Riverland NewsJesenia Guillen gets her certificate from Morgan Luckey. BRITTANY BENNETT For the Riverland News Students knighted upon learning of newfound honor Disney seeking student essays for A+ Teachers ORLANDO The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels has partnered with Walt Disney World to once again honor outstanding K-12 teachers with its 2012 A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney essay contest. The fourth annual contest, which runs through April 13, asks students in grades 1 through 12 to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a brief essay of no more than 300 words and submitting it via www.downtowndisneyhotels.com. The essay should explain how the teacher has made a difference in the students life and will be judged on its relevance to theme, creativity, originality and the merit of the teachers accomplishments as outlined in the essay. Seven winners will be chosen, and those students and their favorite teacher nominees each will win a vacation prize package that consists of: Five-day/four-night accommodations (for up to four family members) at one of the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels. Four free Walt Disney World one-day, one-park passes. Four free tickets to the DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park. Complimentary breakfast at the hotel each day (for up to four family members). One $100 gas card. Were excited to kick off our fourth annual contest to celebrate those teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students in spite of the many challenges their schools are facing, said Kevin Renzi, chairman of the organizations marketing committee. Weve been amazed by the stories weve received in prior years, so we look forward to selecting even more gifted teachers for the recognition they deserve. This years A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney contest winners will be notified directly by May 1 and also announced on the hotels website and Facebook page at www.facebook. com/home.php?#!/page s/Downtown-DisneyResort-Area-Hotels/ 341724754559?refsearch&sid1584280967. 1384715324..1. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJoe Fernandez was elected to be the first to test the grog to see if it was fit. Out-of-area school requests being accepted Parents wishing to enroll their students in public schools outside their zoned attendance areas must apply for student reassignment for the 20122013 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. 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. JACOB FURR For the Riverland News Students can nominate favorite teacher for chance for both to win vacation Special to the Riverland News ion County Health Department from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Building No. 10, Auditorium. This free clinic will have the above mandatory and recommended vaccines available to all DMS students. We invite our parents to take advantage of the free clinic as you protect your childs health and meet the state health mandate for our sixth-grade students preparing for entry into the seventh grade. Parents and/or Guardians must accompany your child at the clinic Wednesday, April 4. The annual DMS eighth-grade Trip to Washington, D.C. is almost here! On Saturday, March 17, students going on the DC trip will depart the Dunnellon Middle School Campus at 4:30 a.m. Our students will enjoy an unforgettable adventure and come home with lifelong memories. We thank our Dean Rose Thomas and Mr. Glen Jones for organizing and supervising this annual trip of learning, fun, and maturing. Children leave on the trip but young adults return. Our after-school activities for the week of March 12 through March 17: Percussion Band Practice 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 12. Yearbook Meeting 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. DMS eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.: Students depart DMS Campus at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17; students return at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. ASHMAN continued from page 10


OCALA Every child in this world is different, having varying skin tones, different hair and different personalities. Some children, however, have much rarer differences because of their disabilities, which only make them increasingly different from the rest of their peers. These differences couldnt change one thing, and that is the love of competing. On a warm and sunny leap year Wednesday, Feb. 29, the Marion County Special Olympics organization gave students from numerous county schools a chance to compete at Forest High School. This annual event dates back to 1972, and even with severe budget cuts, it has still been financially supported enough with fundraisers to continue on. Masses of students from Forest left their classrooms and packed the bleachers of the schools field in order to witness the opening ceremony. This included the national anthem, a spirit banner competition that each school participates in, a short thank-you speech by Jim Payne, an Orlando news anchor with WESH 2 and, of course, the lighting of the torch to officially start the event. Once the opening ceremony concluded, the track and field entire area was riddled with different events and participants shuffling between them. Dunnellon High School was present and ready to compete, with three of its students overcoming their personal obstacles to fight to be the best out of all the other opponents, just like any regular competition. Chester Cody produced great results in the 50meter walk and the tennis throw, earning first place in both events. His teammate Mark Opatz also grabbed first place in the tennis throw, along with first place in the 50-meter run. I was getting prepared to be the fastest speeddemon I could be, Opatz said. Thats how I got pumped, and it feels great (to win). Right behind them was Brandon Grant, who excelled in the softball throw and the 25-meter run, earning himself second place in both events. Winning felt good, Grant said, speaking about his pride for representing Dunnellon. Mrs. Maher, the participants teacher and the one who set up Dunnellons showing at the Special Olympics was exceedingly passionate about her students involvement with the program. If even just one student wants to compete, Ill take them there because its that important to them, she said. Participants arent the only ones who show up, either. Even the students who dont compete want to go and show their support, Mrs. Maher said. Thats what Im most proud of, because having the students come to support the others says a lot about what type of kids we have here at DHS. Have your New Years resolutions to be healthier fallen by the wayside in the past three months? If so, consider March (National Nutrition Month, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) to be the perfect time to recharge and reinvigorate your goal for a healthier you! But wait before you start bracing yourself for a raw vegetable and dried fish diet, read over the following ideas from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service. Start by simplifying your nutrition plan by using the USDA MyPlate icon to help you visualize what a sensibly-portioned meal should look like, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. What easier way to build a healthy meal than right on the plate? Just fill the sections with healthful foods one-half fruits and vegetables, moderate amounts of whole grains, protein foods and fat-free and low-fat dairy foods. Next, try these 10 simple steps the easier-tofollow your nutrition plan is, the greater the chance youll stick with it. Use smaller tableware, such as a nine-inch dinner plate, to help avoid oversized portions. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a variety of dark-green, orange and red vegetables such as carrots, cooking greens, sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Complement main dishes with fruit or serve as a side dish or dessert. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1 percent) milk. These provide the same calcium and vitamins A and D without the saturated fat of whole milk. Calcium-fortified soymilk is also a healthy choice. Make half your Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 13 000AORQ 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000AQK3 000AM28 My house is too hot! My house is too cold! My house is just right, because Mark at HEATING & COOLING A 1 Fixed it! 352-489-4141 000AMXX 000AQK5 Go-For-Donuts Mon.-Fri. 4am-2pm Sat. 4am-1pm (No lunch served on Saturday) 20372 E. 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Held at R.S. Golf & Country Club Card Room at 1:00pm March 20th Dinner & Show American Princess SOLD OUT! March 27th Seminole Hard Rock Casino $30.p/p Receive back $25.Free Play and $5.Meal Voucher April 13th Tampa Downs Horse Races & Luncheon $50.p/p May 16th Historic BOK Gardens Tour $56. p/p June 11th Seminole Hard Rock Casino $30.p/p Receive back $25. Free Play and $5.Meal Voucher July, August Vacation All Cruises on sale. Call me. Send me your email, Ill put you on my Travel News List for updates. Special Olympics Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon High Schools representatives in the Marion County Special Olympics included, from left, Mark Opatz, who won the 50-meter run and tennis ball throw; Brandon Grant, who was second in the softball throw and 25-meter run; and Codey Chester, who won the 50-meter walk and tennis ball throw. BRANDON SANCHEZ Special to Riverland News Recharge your resolutions for a healthier you March is National Nutrition Month NANCY GAL UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service See EXTENSION page 17


14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information 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 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 000ADBE 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 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 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 AM With Communion Each Week Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sharing Gods Light 352-489-4026 www.SharingGodsLight.org 000A1LJ 000A6V0 Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service 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 Interpreters available for the hearing impaired. 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 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 0 0 0 A P 9 A Pam Wolfe formerly of Kristys Salon Welcomes you at Cutting Edge Hair Studio 8820 SW State Rd. 200 Ocala, FL 34476 352-854-1178 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 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX 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 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 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 GATHERINGSA D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 Salon & Spa 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St. Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Credit Cards accepted Bellisima by Zory 000AOUE Razor & Regular $ 14 00 Pedi & Mani $ 29 00 Color Cut and Style $ 45 00 S p e c i a l s S p e c i a l s Specials Charles W. Pierce Jr., 86Charles W. Pierce Jr., 86, of Dunnellon died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 in Williston. Charles was born in Miami and moved to Dunnellon in 1978 from Miami. Charles was a WWII and Korean War veteran proudly serving with The U.S. Navy. He was a member of The Dunnellon American Legion Post #58, AARP and a former member of The Miami VFW Post. He enjoyed riding horses, fishing, collecting knives, die cast cars and Indian relics; was an avid John Wayne fan and enjoyed spending quality time with his Family. Survivors include his wife Barbara; sons, Charles (Janie) Barrow, Salsbury, Mass., Paul (Linda) Barrow, Dunnellon, Dale (Michelle) Barrow, Miami; daughters, Althea (David) Baker, Lake City, Rebecca (Dick) Thompson, Ft. Lauderdale; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-greatfrandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at The Roberts Funeral Home with Chaplain Eugene Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at The Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell with full military honors provided by The Spring Hill Marine Corp League Honor Guard. In Lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to The Citrus County and Nature Coast Hospice, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.robertsofdunnellon.com. Arrangements entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. Richard Nieves, 65Richard Nieves, 65 of Dunnellon, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born June 19, 1946 in New York, N.Y., to Hector and Lucy (Soto). He came here 14 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. after his retirement as a communication engineer from A.B.C. Television with 20 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era and a member of the VFW. He was of Christian faith. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carmen; sons, Richard and Matthew of Dunnellon and David M. (Katie) of Amityville, N.Y.; daughter, Anna Anderson (Jason) of Dunnellon. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River. Margaret L. Pelletier, 86Margaret L. Pelletier, 86, of Dunnellon a homemaker, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. OBITUARIES CHURCH BRIEFS Church to host pancake breakfast Romeo Baptist Church will host a Pancake Breakfast and churchwide yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Romeo Baptist Church at 20545 S.W. Fifth Place, Dunnellon. The Pancake breakfast ends at 10. All proceeds in the pavilion and for the pancake breakfast will go to help support the childrens C3 Day camp. For more information, call 489-1788. Church to host Missions FestivalThe Rainbow Springs Village Church will host David Strong, director of Compassion and Mercy Associate (CAMA) Services in Asia since 1994, at its Spring Missions Festival, which opens Friday, March 9. The Festival opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday with an Ice Cream Sundae dessert party. The event will continue at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, with a Make-Your-Own Sandwich social. On Sunday, March 11, there will be a combined Sunday school class at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Strong will speak at each of these gatherings about the CAMA aid to recent disasters in Asia. CAMA Services is the disaster relief and development arm of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Most of Davids service has been in Cambodia and he was in Japan after the earthquake/tsunami in March 2011. He will return later this summer as the Asia Regional Consultant. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd ST. Road, Dunnellon, just south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41. For more information, call 489-0249. Keeping close tabs on my investments I find it quite amusing that some of the brightest and richest people in our country do not seem to have a clue as to what they are doing. Most do not have the common sense that God gave to a caterpillar. As Abraham Lincoln used to say, common sense is not as common as it used to be. Amen, to that one. The financial experts are telling us we need to buy gold or silver to safeguard our investments. I am way ahead of the game. Several years ago, I got a gold tooth. Fortunately, for me, I got it before the financial crisis in our country. I cannot tell you what a remarkable feeling it is to walk around with your fortune in your mouth. I hear about all of the investment schemes that are supposed to make me rich. I have a sneaking suspicion the only people getting rich are those with the investment schemes. They want us to buy stocks and bonds and futures. I never heard of anything so silly in all my life. What would I do with stocks, bonds and futures, whatever in the world they are, in my portfolio? I have no idea what a portfolio is, but I am certain it has something to do with these investment schemes. I just do not want anybody folioing around with my port, thank you very much, sir. If I got my facts right, and I looked it up in the dictionary, port has something to do with wine. Why would I want to put a bottle of port into my folio and pretend it is some kind of an investment? I really have to give it to these investment schemers. They really know how to pull the wool over OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 15


our eyes. I want to go on record as saying that they are not pulling any wool over my eyes. Just leave my wool alone. If I want my wool pulled, it certainly will not be over my eyes, I will tell you that right here. This wool-pulling sounds more like sheep-fleecing to me, and I want nothing to do with it. For me, I have discovered a way of safeguarding my wealth. My basic financial philosophy is simply spend less than I make. I know that is a revolutionary concept in todays world, but it has stood me in good stead for many a year. We live in a culture that has absolutely no spending control whatsoever. This culture does not know the relationship between saving money and spending money. For example. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came home the other day and in a very exuberant tone told me how much she saved at the grocery store. I saved $119.23 today at the grocery store. Isnt that terrific? Being the humble, demure sort of guy that I am, I did not ask her a question that was buzzing around my head at the time. The question was, how much did it cost me to save you that much money? Having a happy home is more important to me than exploring truth at its core, especially in this area. My financial strategy down through the years has been a very regular and wise investment plan. I am not quite sure how I came up with this marvelous plan, but one day it just hit me. Ever since that time, I have been using my financial investment plan. My investment plan only cost me $19.79 back in the year of our Lord 1986. Since that time, it has faithfully served me and I have no complaints. I have through the years thought about upgrading my investment plan, but then what would the purpose be? Back in 1986, I saw in the mens department of the JCPenney store in our community a very nicely tailored navy blue-and-gold striped gentlemans vest. It immediately caught my attention, and as I examined it, I noticed that inside this vest was a variety of pockets. I looked at them, and that is when it hit me. Down through the years, I have often wondered why somebody else did not come up with this idea. I guess I am just a genius. I bought the vest and brought it home and hung it in my closet after I first labeled each of the inside pockets. There was a pocket for dollar bills, one for $5 bills, one for $10 bills and one that I do not use as often for $20 bills. Every time I have a little bit of change left over, I go to my closet, turn to my vest and invest that money where nobody can find it. My investment plan is more or less an in and out exchange program. When I have a need, I sometimes divest some money. Through the years, it has been a great blessing in my investment plan and is something that I am rather proud of. Solomon put it in great perspective concerning wealth when he said, Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain ( Proverbs 30:8-9 KJV). My investment plan is well buttoned up for future security.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P.O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 15 000AQKJ 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. 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Lauren, a Belleview High School graduate, is a deputy sheriff with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. The couple is to be wed March 31 at the Thompson residence in Belleview. The couple will reside in Dunnellon. ENGAGED CHURCH BRIEFS Church to host recording artistSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host Kristian Taylor in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Parish Hall of the church at 7525 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. Taylor, a mother of 12, has recorded eight CDs of her own music and is the founder of T.H.O.R.N. (Thankfully Helping Others Real Needs) Ministries. The public is welcome. A love offering will be collected. For more information, call Maureen Orkwis at 4893166 or visit stjohncc.com. Church fish fry slated during Lent St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon will host its fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday during lent. Cost is $7 for adults and students; children ages 6 to 12 are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion.


Dunnellon Garden Club to have picnicThe Dunnellon Garden Club, in place of its regular meeting, will have its annual picnic at the Rainbow Springs Residents Beach at noon Thursday, March 15. All members who wish to attend are asked to bring a covered dish and/or a dessert, and a lawn chair. We also encourage carpooling as parking spaces are limited at the park. Please remember to display your parking permit. RS Garden Club to meet March 22The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, north of Walmart. Dr. Cheryl Stanley will present a slide show about proper posture and body mechanics related to gardening, medicinal plants and will briefly touch on health and nutrition. 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 is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 4899680. Christian Womens Connection to meet March 28Dunnellon Christian Womens Connection will meet at noon Wednesday, March 28, at Springs Banquet Hall (Springs Presbyterian Church), 1060 W. Withlacoochee Trail, (County Road 39), Dunnellon. Ann Combs will be the guest speaker. Dr. Cheryl Stanley will be a special guest speaker with updates about senior health issues and suggestions for exercising. RSVP by Thursday, March 22 with Dot at 4651150 or Maggie at 4656153. Tickets are $12. If cancelled after March 22, ticket must by paid for. For more information, call Julie at 489-6996. Lake Tropicana invites vendors to FleaThe Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at the Tropicana Clubhouse, 3380 S.W. 181 Court, Dunnellon, off State Road 40, north of Dunnellon. Baked goods and food will also be available for sale. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside, and $4 per space, per day outside. To reserve your space, call Linda at 465-5039 or Bob at 465-3903. AARP Driver Safety Class slated An AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance. Class will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12; bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, at Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 4891574. Adult Spelling Bee slated April 20 The Marion County Literacy Council (MCLC) will host its eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ocala Hilton at 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. The Bee includes dinner, silent auction, chance drawing, and the grand finale a spelling bee competition among teams comprised of corporate employees and community groups. Tickets to attend the event are $35 each or $60 per couple. Spelling Bee admission and chance drawing tickets are available at the Marion County Literacy Council office. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 690-7323 for inquiries. All proceeds will benefit the Marion County Literacy Council, an organization of volunteer tutors who work one-onone with Marion County adults needing help with reading, English, and GED preparation. For more information, contact Lisa Varner, publicity chairwoman, at 352854-5230 or email lvarner@hospiceofmarion.com. Hospice launches caregiver support groupAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County from 3 to 4 p.m. March 13 in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. For additional information, call 352-854-5200. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 000A8NZ 000AG2M WHAT IS ? What does our NIE program do? Provides free newspapers for classroom use, suggested lesson plans and materials, and teacher training. Where is our NIE program available? Throughout Dunnellon, in both public and private schools. When is NIE available? Our NIE program is available whenever schools are in session. Why do we offer NIE? To provide up-to-date learning opportunities to help students learn about the community and the world around them. How do I sign up? 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If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000ARIY 000AROL 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com Golf and a Hat $ 40 $ 40 plus tax Exp. March 16, 2012 COMMUNITY BRIEFS DHS Marksmanship Team on the mark Special to the Riverland NewsLatricia Janicki, a member of the Dunnellon High School Marksmanship Team, works on her skills during a recent practice. The team meets after school until 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Using a grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the team was able to buy new weapons .177 air rifles and equipment such as spotting scopes, stands, shooting mats, target boxes and backdrops. Using the equipment, they have been able to learn proper firearm safety and marksmanship. Members of the team are required to take a firearm safety course before they are allowed to shoot. 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grains whole grains, (whole-wheat flour, brown rice, oatmeal, barley and bulgur) instead of refined grains (white flour and white rice). Whole grains are minimally processed and contain the entire kernel (germ, bran and endosperm). Eat more of these: vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat dairy products. Eat less of these: foods high in solid fats, added sugars and salt such as cakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, sweetened beverages and fatty meats such as sausage, bacon, ribs and hot dogs. Enjoy your food! (But eat less of it). Take a break from activities to enjoy your food. Mindless eating and eating too fast can cause overeating. Compare sodium in foods. This is easy; just check the Nutrition Facts label to select lowersodium food products. You probably wont notice a difference. Reduce extra calories by drinking water or unsweetened beverages instead of sugary drinks. Balance calories and physical activity. Knowing how many calories you need is important to managing weight. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov and access the SuperTracker to get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Have questions? Want a nutrition expert to speak to your group? Contact Nancy Gal, Extension Agent IV at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service at 352671-8400 or nancy.gal@marioncountyfl.org, or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ex tensionservice.htm. penses, books, for all four years of college. The scholarships estimated value is more than $150,000. The cost, per-year, for out-of-state students is about $40,000 each year. Kolack has been preparing for this moment in her life for the past four years. My eighth-grade year I began looking into the four year programs offered by DHS, Kolack said. I decided that in addition to the health science program, I wanted to try something new and challenging. Speaking with the JROTC instructors and past cadets sparked my interest and I decided to give it a try. Kolack is currently the Group Commander of the Dunnellon High Air Force JROTC unit, and just presided over the groups military ball this weekend. It has improved my leadership skills and has also made me more comfortable around crowds and a better public speaker, Kolack said. Most adults who meet Kolack are impressed by her focus and motivation. (Grace) has been a shining example to our school community of all that is positive in young people, said Principal Michelle Lewis. She is the ideal representation of the hope that lies in each student we serve. Grace was blessed not only with academic gifts and strong character, but with parents who proudly love and support her. Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Maj. Robert Gilliam said this is the first full-ticket scholarship for one of Dunnellons cadets. (Aerospace Science Instructor Kevin Gunter) and I cant take much of the credit for this one other than giving advice and encouraging her to do her best, Maj. Gilliam said. She really is a remarkable young lady, willing to work hard to achieve her dreams. Kolack also won the Navy ROTC scholarship, but only one of the schools she applied to, the University of Arizona, was accepting Navy ROTC scholarships. The Citadel scholarship, which is awarded based on academic record, an essay and a face-to-face interview. I love JROTC and wanted to continue my education in a military-type surrounding, but I was unsure if I wanted to join the Armed Forces, Kolack said. The Citadel is one of the two military academies that does not require any military obligation to attend. To say that Kolack has worked hard for this opportunity is an understatement. She is currently ranked third in her graduating class and has a 4.62 grade point average. Kolack plans to major in biology and ultimately go to medical school to become a cardiologist. She will be following in the footsteps of her grandfather, who was a doctor in the Army, and an uncle who is a civilian doctor. Receiving this scholarship is a dream come true, Kolack said. It has helped me secure my future. I am now looking forward to (high school) graduation because I know where I will be going afterward and how I will be financing my experience at the Citadel. Already, Kolack is setting new goals, these for her college career. I am looking forward to the challenge of being a female cadet at the Citadel, Kolack said. The physical training and academics are both rigorous, and students must excel at both in order to move through the ranks at the school. My goal is to become the Regimental Commander at the Citadel my senior year. 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Without all of you we could not make this program possible for the schools in Dunnellon. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Thank You SCHOLAR continued from page 1 EXTENSION continued from page 13 Special to the Riverland NewsFor the fourth year in a row, Dunnellon Middle School TV Production Students produced a winning PSA for Florida KidCares Act Out for Health Contest. Eighth-grade students, from left, Shelby Webb, Dustin Houlker, Kaleb McNelly and Jamie Kulik created a 30-second spot called Follow Your Heart to Florida KidCare and were named district winners in the statewide contest. Their video can be seen at www.actoutforhealth.net/students/psa_winners. DMS Florida KidCare State park needs volunteers Rainbow 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.us 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. 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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Tuesday, Feb. 28: Winners: 1. Nick Caspero, 5,340; 2. Irene Komorowski, 4,730; 3. Richard Davis, 4,650; 4. Millie Morales, 4,530; 5. Jean Bozak, 4,300; 6. tie, Wilma Jester and Gordon Quigley, 4,240. No Slams today. Results from Feb. 21 Winners: 1. Sandra Leaper, 6,310; 2. Millie Morales, 5,650; 3. Bob Fitterman, 5,490; 4. Ruth Brucker, 5,230. Slams: Millie Morales and Ruth Brucker, 6 Clubs; and Bob Fitterman and Sandra Leaper, 6 Spades. Results from Feb. 14: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 6,640; 2. Bill Smead, 5,240; 3. Richard Davis, (4680), 4. Wilma Jester (4420), 5. Nick Caspero (4270). Slams: Bill Smead and Millie Morales, 6 Spades; Richard Davis and Debby Rodriguez, 6 Hearts; Debby Rodriguez and Nick Caspero, 6 Hearts. Rainbow Springs Country Club Dinner Bridge Results from Feb. 22 Winners: 1. Millie Morales and Jean Bozak, 4,270; 2. Billie Barnes and Ruth Brucker, 4,080; 3. John and Lora Ghan, 3,280; 4. 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Marion Habitat for Humanity unveils new veterans initative Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will launch its new veterans initiative, Project Patriot, last week. The program is an extension of the already extensive work that Habitat preforms in the local affordable housing arena. Project Patriot will focus exclusively on the housing needs of the more than 50,000 veterans who call Marion County home. The main objective of the initiative is, No Veteran in Marion County will reside in substandard housing or suffer from quality of life issues related to housing, said Brad Nimmo, president and CEO of the Marion County affiliate. There is a presumed need for strategic housing solutions tailored specifically for veterans, Nimmo stated. Veterans are unique in that they tend not to ask for assistance. After proudly serving, it may be difficult for many to ask for a hand up. Following closely to Habitat model, a variety of housing solutions will be offered to qualifying veterans. New Construction, Minor Repair, Major Rehab, A Brush With Kindness, Mobility Ramps, Bathroom Retrofits and weatherization. The qualification process will closely resemble the current Habitat guidelines, which include: Demonstrated Need, Ability to Pay, and Willingness to Partner. In addition, the veteran applicant must be honorably discharged for the one of the branches of the armed services as evidenced by producing their DD form 214. All applicants will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, and no one will leave without a plan or referral. Funding for the project will be done through a separate account set up specifically for Project Patriot. We are looking for local donations to help us kick off Project Patriot Nimmo said HFHMC will apply for grants and actively seek other donors and community partners for the Project Patriot initiative. Project Patriot will in no way impact the already successful Habitat affordable housing initiative but is looked at as another tool in the community affordable housing toolbox that can be used to serve our unique and deserving veterans population. The success of Project Patriot will depend on extensive community support. Partnerships with local veterans groups to identify those who may need services and organizations that provide other veteran service that may feed into Project Patriot. Project Patriot is not a transitional or homeless veterans program. There are many fine organizations that already provide those services. Rather, Project Patriot is designed for those veterans who may be ready for homeownership or those veterans who may need a variety of houses solutions to maintain their quality of life in the homes they already own. Nimmo co-chairs Habitat Internationals Veterans Initiative Advisor Committee. The committee is studying ways to roll out a national Veterans initiative and is compiling best practices from around the nation to put in place locally. Project Patriot is one of the pilot programs that will be used to develop best practices locally. Locally projects have already been under way. A ramp has been built for a veteran in Dunnellon, a new home for a veteran of the first Gulf War, and other projects are being considered. For more information, contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 352-3514663. Project Patriot brings a new dimension to Habitats outreach Special to the Riverland News Little League donation JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsNancy Myers, left, presents Roland Cortese, president of Dunnellon Little League, with a check for more than $1,600 as part of the Ann Young Memorial Fund. Young, a former city councilwoman who died last fall and was instrumental in the league, having registered her granddaughter to play youth ball. Library System now offering downloadable e-books E-book fans can add another website to their list of places to download free digital books. The Marion County Public Library System is now offering eBooks, a free program that lets library patrons check out digital books with just a few clicks. Library card holders may download digital books anytime and from anywhere by visiting overdrive.library.marioncountyfl.org. Users may browse the librarys e-book collection, check out a title with a valid library card and download it to a computer or mobile device. Titles will automatically expire at the end of seven days, so there are no late fees with eBooks. Thanks to a donation provided by our wonderful Friends of the Ocala Public Library, we are able to introduce eBooks to our library patrons, said Julie Sieg, library director. We are excited to be able to offer this program and look forward to having our customers enjoy this service. For more information about eBooks and currently available titles, call 352-671-8551. BRIDGE SCORES COMMUNITY EVENTS 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 4650702. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free AARP Tax Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays now through April 11. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066 Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. The Legion will hosts its annual Law & Order Dinner and Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 10. RSVP by calling 489-4453. Womans Club slates eventsThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will have its general meeting at noon today at its Clubhouse at 11576 Cedar St. This will be a Salad Bar Luncheon plus desserts. The hostesses for this month are: Pat McJunkin, Joan Cothern, Johanna Ballman, Susie Taylor and P. Grams. Joe Pine from Metro Crime Prevention will be the guest speaker. Mr. Pine will present a program about identity theft. The donation for the month is Kimberleys Cottage. The Womans Club will host a Game Day at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Womans Club Clubhouse. Everyone is invited. Bring a favorite game, if you have one, plus snacks or drink if desired. Coffee will be provided. The Womans Club will host its annual Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3l, in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church on Powell Road. Tickets are $20. There will be a 50-25-25 raffle and a Chinese Auction. The Club will provide the models; Bealls will provide the fashions. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Rosemary Kunz at 489-7071 or Nancy Homodue at 489-2130.


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W ildlife and smaller critters and creatures are numerous at Rainbow Springs State Park. Most evoke words of praise and are photograph worthy. The turtles, birds, alligators, deer, snakes and wild turkey are held in awe, talked about in a whisper as they are pointed out and watched with curiosity and admiration. Other things at the park, such as insects, create quite another reaction. Eeeww! Cockroach! Scurrying along the decayed log where it has recently been disturbed from its feast of rotting materials, a cockroach sighting can make even grown men back up. Spiders dont illicit the response that a large cockroach will. The cockroach you are most likely to spot at the park is the American Cockroach. Interestingly enough, despite its name, the American Cockroach is not native. It is also known as a water bug. It is not a Palmetto bug. This particular roach originated in Africa. Arriving by boat in shipping ports long ago, the cockroach found Florida a lovely place to take up its new roots. It didnt take too long for the population of cockroaches to be quite healthy and adapt well to the warmer states of North America. The American cockroach is reddish brown in color and has a yellow margin on its body and behind its head. It is a very fast moving insect one of the qualities that make them so unnerving. When disturbed the roach may run toward you and even hop on your pant leg or sleeve for a ride. Once on you, they are a bit difficult to shake off. They cling very well to whatever surface they land on. This cockroach often finds its way indoors, seeking warmth and moisture for it does not tolerate cold very well. It grows to a large size and yet is slow in development. A term most southern people are familiar with is Palmetto Bug, which is a nickname, not an actual name of the cockroach. The Florida woods cockroach is a glossy black/maroon in color, armor-plated and grows to an average length of 1.5 to 2 inches. It appears to be wingless, but it is not. The Florida woods cockroach has two short wings beneath its head for flying which is another disturbing attribute of the roach. The small wings do not allow for true flight, but it does help them boost their running speed. The Florida woods cockroach prefers damp, moist places. When disturbed, this roach will emit a strong odor. Unlike the American cockroach, the Florida woods cockroach is slow moving. They are also cold intolerant and may seek entry into homes and garages. Native habitats for this black cockroach are Florida and the West Indies. This shiny, pokey roach likes to live in tree holes, bushes and Palmetto trees, which is where the Palmetto bug term originated. Cockroaches are pests, particularly when they come indoors. They are known disease carriers and will leave excrement and secretions wherever they travel. Outdoors you may not typically ever spot any. The roaches will not be out basking in the sun as the turtles and gators might be; instead they will be at the bottom of a stack of dead wood or a pile of moist leaves. Cockroaches are a big meal for small critters in the food chain, which also helps to keep the roach population down. Frogs, lizards, wasps, snakes, birds, bats, mice and small animals eat cockroaches. Wasps are also an effective and natural predator. Wasps in the family, Evaniidae, lay their eggs in the roach egg cases, preventing the birth of a new generation of cockroach. As with all things at the state park, even cockroaches have their place. If you would like to find out more about things that crawl, fly and swim in your local state park, stop by for a visit. The rangers and volunteers will be glad to show you what might be living under the log or rock you walk by. 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We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Lien Notices 271-0308 RIV3/28 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and Lien Notices Lien Notices intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 03/28/2012 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. 1FMZU72K03UA28800 2003 FORD March 8, 2012. 272-0308 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Towcom III, LLC proposes the construction of a 190-ft. monopole telecommunications tower at 7201 South US Highway 41, in Dunnellon, Florida. Please submit any written comments by 24 March 2012 regarding potential effects on historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to Brent Handley, 2800 North 5th Street, Suite 302, St. Augustine, FL 32084; 904-824-5494. March 8, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 267-0308 RIV Vs. IPO Realty, Inc. 42 2011 CA 001025-M Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 42 2011 CA 001025-M EARL M. HUDDLESTON, JR., VIRGINIA HUDDLESTON NUNLEY, and BETTY SUE ALLEN, Plaintiffs, v. IPO REALTY, INC., a Florida corporation, and IPO REALTY, INC., TRUSTEE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the following described real property will be sold to the highest bidder for cash: See Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference Said sale will be held in at the Jury Assembly Room at the Marion County Courthouse, 110 N.W. First Avenue, Ocala, Florida. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure in the above styled action, dated and entered February 22, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The name of the Clerk making the sale is David R. Ellspermann. Dated at Marion County, Florida, this 22nd day of February, 2012. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ R. Butler As Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Par cel 1 : West 1/2 of Southeast 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 34, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Par cel 2 : Northwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 and Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 and Southwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 34, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH all of the right, title and interest of the Grantors in and to that certain perpetual right-of-way and non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over, across, under and through the following described property set forth in instruments recorded in O.R. Book 444, Page 835, and O.R. Book 2889, Page 1449, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. The East 50 feet of that part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 lying South of State Road 42, Section 27, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Marion County, Florida. The East 50 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Marion County, Florida. The North 50 feet of the East 50 feet of the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 34, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Marion County, Florida. Par cel 3 : The West 355.00 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 17 South, Range 26 East, Marion County, Florida, lying South of State Road Number 42. March 1 and 8, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 266-0308 RIVFleming, Dollie M. 2011-CP-1432 (F) Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-1432 (F) Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF DOLLIE M. FLEMING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of DOLLIE M. FLEMING, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-1432 (F), by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was November 12, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $4,600.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Address: Catherine M. Lybarger 9610 Springhills de Graff Rd., De Graff, OH 43318 Scott M. Long 2802 Trinity Villas, San Antonio, TX 78261 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 March 1, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: Catherine M. Lybarger Scott M. Long Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 website: www.flprobate.net March 1 and 8, 2012. 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NURTURING NATURE Sharon Huston More than 50 of Floridas finest acoustic singer/songwriters will converge in the woods at the Sertoma campground for the 23rd annual Will McLean Music Festival March 9 to 11. Beginning at noon Friday, March 9, stages, workshops, crafts and food booths open and festivities continue until 6 p.m. Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the event closes at 11 p.m. Stages open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Besides performances on three stages, workshops are offered, free to attendees. These include basic finger style guitar, with instructor Pete Price; mandolin by Red and Chris Henry; harmonica, Stan Geberer; fiddle, Katie Bailey; advanced finger style, Clyde Walker. Amy Carol Webb will present a workshop entitled Empowering Your Voice and Dale Crider will conduct a session entitled Environmental Songs. Performers come from all over the state, from Lucky Mud and Wayne Martin from the Panhandle to Grant Livingston, Ellen Bukstel and Amy Carol Webb from Miami. Along with featuring veteran performers, who return to the festival, the venue is dedicated to supporting young performers in a special Young Performers Showcase on Saturday afternoon. Musicians in this showcase range in age from 9 to 25 years of age. Will Fest presents a childrens area and a variety of original crafts, as well as a food area with a varied menu. One of the most popular aspects of the festival is that guests may camp together with performers, giving them an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their favorite musicians and join with them in the campfire jams after the stages close down. The campground is at 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Weekend tickets in advance are $32; at the gate, $37. Children 12 and younger are free. Camping is $22 a night. For information, visit www.willmclean.com and Facebook or call 352-4657208. Annual Will McLean Festival slated March 9 to 11 Special to the Riverland News Xi Nu Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi voted Gretchen Trepto their Valentine Queen for 2012. Party was held at a local Japanese Restaurant.


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.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, W2s, 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. ing their fight to the streets is essential. Rallies and pickets will carry our message to any given point we select, he explained. Although you wont talk, people can see and make up their own mind about government run amuck. Residents continue voicing their frustration about the 25-percent surcharge the City Council levied on those who were part of Rainbow Springs Utility. More than residents, not all of whom are affected by the purchase, showed up with a variety of signs for four hours that day to protest what they consider an injustice of paying 25percent more for water/sewer services after the city purchased their system for about $6 million in late December. Most residents say the 25 percent surcharge is unfair, especially considering the city is not providing additional services after having purchased the once-privately owned and operated utility. As a privately owned utility, rate increases had to be approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC). However, as a city-owned utility, rate increases do not have to be approved by state regulators. The 25 percent surcharge is a license to steal that is a statute in Florida, Black wrote. It has no oversight to determine if the money is being used for the utility or, as in our case, goes into a mystery account. This ripoff can and will happen in other areas of the state. State and county officials will be reminded that we expect this loophole to be closed. We will also remind them that we will vote as a block on this issue in the November. Resident Jurgen Kleuker said the decision to charge 25 percent extra is wrong. Its not right, we shouldnt have to pay that, he said, expressing his displeasure. Joan Pino called the surcharge an insult to the residents who donate their time and assets to community organizations. Its like getting a slap in the face, she said. As a part of their stance, residents are vowing to boycott the citys highly anticipated fiber-to-the-home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Greenlight, which was launched in November 2010 after securing $7.3 million in financing through Regions Bank Orlando, has run into several problems since its start up. They made a terrible decision with Greenlight, Steve Sweat said. Now, (Rainbow Springs residents) are being asked to pay for that mistake. Originally, city officials had hoped to have Greenlight up and running by April 2011; however, delays caused them to push the start-up to July 2011. We will fight you in the homes, Black wrote. We will do a saturation mail drop to all homes prior to any move that you make pedaling Greenlight Communications to a neighborhood. Everyone can recognize injustice and most will support the boycott. Black explained a boycott of Greenlight isnt the lone option Rainbow Springs residents have when it comes to the silence from City Council. Currently, a group of residents is looking into the citys finances, Black said. A letter was sent to 1,900 homes Saturday requesting financial support for a Rainbow Springs Legal Defense Fund. We will spend the time and money to look under every rock that the City Council ever stepped on, he explained. With 2012 being an election year and with two incumbents up for re-election, Black said even though Rainbow Springs residents dont have a right to vote in the city, theyll find a way to fight them at the ballot box. We will strongly support any responsible candidate that runs against a current member of the City Council, he said. We plan on helping with a Fall House Cleaning in Dunnellon this year. The city needs a City Council that works for all of the people in Dunnellon, not just a select few. Can you hear us yet? You will. Riverland News, Thursday, March 8, 2012 21 0 0 0 A R G J 0 0 0 A O 5 M SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! 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