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Title: Riverland news
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Publication Date: 03-15-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, March 15, 2012Vol 30 No. 22 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Red Brick Schoolhouse reunion slated March 17The Dunnellon High School Red Brick Schoolhouse reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon on State Road 40 West. Come early and see your old friends and classmates. For more information, call Helene Greenwood at 465-1093. City seeking photos for websiteThe city of Dunnellon is in the process of upgrading the city's website and is in need of photos featuring the beauty of the area. Photos along the rivers including Rainbow Springs, nature, wildlife and recreational activities will be considered. Additionally, communitywide events, area trails, area landscapes and historic landmarks will be considered. Credit will be given to the photographer submitting the image if used on the website. Original, unedited copies of the photos are needed. Deadline is March 21. Email photos to Dawn Bowne, city clerk, at dbowne@dunnellon.org. For more information, call 465-8500, ext. 1002. Annual Green Thumb Show slated SaturdayThe fifth annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in downtown Historic Dunnellon. Vendors will sell orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants. For more information, call Nancy at 352-208-6789. Chamber schedules Easter Egg HuntThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Happy Acres Ranch, will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the ranch at 10051 S.W. 125 Terrace. Tours of the facility will be available with the actual Easter Egg hunt beginning at 2:30. There will be two hunts, one for children 7 and younger; the second for children 8 and older. For more information, call 489-8433. Report: 2 charged with possesion of drugs A pair of New York residents traveling through the area during the weekend ran afoul with law enforcement agencies Friday night, police reports stated. According to the Dunnellon Police Department, Richard J. Rosario Jr., 30, Hudson, N.Y., the driver, was stopped because he and his passenger, Heather Larson, 40, also of Hudson, N.Y., were not wearing their seatbelts. While attempting to identify Rosario, due to him not having his valid drivers license in his possession, he handed Officer Shane Yox a crumpled up citation he received from another agency, due to it having his name on it. When Officer Yox opened up the crumpled citation, there were several pieces of green leaf-like substance inside it, the report stated. Officer Yox called over Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez over to the vehicle so Sgt. Gonzalez could identify the substance, which turned out to be mariCouncil defends surcharge The chorus of boos echoed throughout the parking lot Monday morning at City Hall as elected officials made their way inside for a joint City-County meeting. As the 200-plus Rainbow Springs residents gathered they also let officials know of their opinion about the 25 percent surcharge tacked onto the water bills, chanting surcharge unfair, surcharge unfair. For the most part some officials walked along, not saying much to the crowd, while others such as Councilwoman Penny Fleeger pumped her fists in the air eliciting reaction from the crowd. As Mayor Ward approached, he held out his hands. County Commissioners who arrived werent safe from the boos; however, were much more jovial and interacted with the residents gathered in protest of the surcharge the city imposed after purchasing Rainbow Springs Utility for slightly less than $6 million in December. As officials waded through discussions regarding the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport and update about Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the crowd seemed eager for elected officials to begin discussions about the more than 50 people packed inside Council Chambers and the more than 200 outside who had come to hear and seek answers. Mayor Fred Ward started the discussions by defending the Councils decision to add a 25 percent surcharge on top of the customers rates, which are currently 80 percent of what regular utility customers pay now. Officials plan to bring their rates even in the next five years at which time, Rainbow Springs utility users will pay a full 100 percent, plus the surcharge. By law, Florida Statute 180, any public municipality serving customers outside of its city limits can charge an additional 25 percent. Ward pointed out several communities, including Belleview and Williston, which do the same to their water users who do not live inside the city. He added Dunnellon is in the middle of the pack regarding its fees to utility customers. However, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone questioned the decision of city officials to immediRichard J. Rosario Jr. Heather Larson Student wins national award Learn to know the name Taylor Futch. The nation is already aware of the Dunnellon Middle School eighthgraders name after she learned she had placed third in the networks annual, national contest, Student Cam, which encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. For this years competition, students from grades 6 to 12 were asked to create a 5to 8-minute documentary based on these instructions: The Constitution and You: Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why its important to you. Though the results werent made official until Wednesday, March 6, Futch said officials from the network contacted her earlier in the week to share the news. I was ecstatic, she said, noting she immediately told her family and teacher, Beth Wood, sharing the news with her friends via Facebook. Everyone was pretty proud of me. Futch was one of more than 1,200 students nationwide to enter this years contest. Hawaii ninth-grader Matthew Shimura won this years JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School Principal Jane Ashman interviews Taylor Futch on the schools Morning Madness show March 7, when it was officially announced Futch had placed third in the nation in C-SPANs annual Student Cam competition. DMS eighth-grader Futch places in C-SPAN contest Authorities find marijuna, cocaine on suspects during traffic stop JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DRUGS page 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See AWARD page 15 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCouncilwoman Penny Fleeger pumps her fists in the air Monday while making her toward City Hall for the joint city-county meeting Monday. Wallking next to Councilwoman Fleeger is Harold Horne, community development director. Council tells county it has right to charge extra Kristen Jackson sits atop her fathers, David, shoulders while holding a sign stating, No gold at the end of this rainbow. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Bryant to host public meetingMarion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, to discuss utility concerns. Limited seating (approximately 100 seats) is available. For more information, please contact the Marion County Commission Office at 352-438-2300. See COUNCIL page 3

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Womans Club slates eventsThe 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 4897071 or Nancy Homodue at 489-2130. Greater Ocala High Twelve Club MeetingThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will host its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala. The Speaker will be Pat Gabriel, who has been a mainstay for community services in Marion County for many years. A buffet lunch will be available for $12 per person. All master masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612. 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 4655039 or Bob at 465-3903. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 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 Office: 352-489-6595 000ATXB Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. St. Patricks Day Open House Spectacular Follow The Green Balloons MARCH 17 11 3 Your Only Agent-Owned Real Estate Office Presents Serving You With Pride and Integrity Homes off of (SW 88th Place Road East side of 41) Golf Course side (Country Club Estates) 19815 SW 85th Loop (Country Club Estates) 8905 SW 196th Terrace Road (Country Club Estates) 8830 SW 196th Terrace Road (Country Club Estates) 8865 SW 190th Circle (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 190th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9129 SW 197th Circle (196th Terrace Road turns into 197th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9223 SW 197th Circle (196th Terrace Road turns into 197th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 8757 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 8715 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 9037 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 19227 SW 90th Lane Road (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 90th Lane Road turning left on SW 190th Circle) Homes off of (SW 99th Place (Winn-Dixie) East side of 41) Golf Course side (Country Club Estates) 9500 SW 194th Circle (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to first left 93rd Lane, then turning right onto SW 194th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9790 SW 194th Circle (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to first left 93rd Lane, then turning right onto SW 194th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9370 SW 196th Avenue Road (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to house) house is on the left. (Country Club Estates) 10127 SW 192nd Circle (99th Place turning right on SW 192nd Circle, house will be on right) (Country Club Estates) 10121 SW 190th Court (99th Place turning right on SW 190th Court) (Country Club Estates) 10189 SW 188th Circle (Circle (99th Place turning right on SW 188th Circle, taking first left, 2nd house on left (Country Club Estates) 19241 SW 98th Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road going on block and turning right onto SW 98th Loop ) (Country Club Estates) 19030 SW 98th Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road going on block and turning right onto SW 98th Loop ) (Country Club Estates) 9815 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 9118 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8940 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8937 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8730 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 19055 SW 93rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 93rd Loop) (Country Club Estates) 18836 SW 93rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 93rd Loop) (Country Club Estates) 19025 SW 92rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 92rd Loop) Homes in The Forest off of Hwy 40 (SW 185th Avenue Road) (Forest) 7820 SW 188th Avenue Homes off of (SW 83rd Place RoadEast side of 41) Golf Villas & Grand Park South (Grand Park South) 19497 SW 82nd Place Road (Golf View Villas) 19660 SW 83rd Place Road Homes off of (SW 88rd Place Road West side of 41) (Office side) (Woodlands) 8940 SW 204th Circle (Woodlands) 20120 SW 88th Place Road 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) 000ATTO 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 American Legion Post 58 Law & Order Award recipients Dunnellon Police Department Officer Mike Miley was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Miley are Bernard Gray, second vice commander, Chief Joanne Black and John Taylor, commander. Marion County Sheriffs Deputy Christofer Frost was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Frost are Bernard Gray, second vice commander, Lt. Dennis Joiner and John Taylor, commander. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Shaun Lattinville was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Lattinville are Bernard Gray, second vice commander, Capt. Gregory LaMont and John Taylor, commander. Dunnellon Fire Rescues Julian Abrams was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Abrams are Bernard Gray, second vice commander, Chief Joe Campfield and John Taylor, commander. Marion County Fire Rescues Capt. David Wells was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Wells are Gray, Chief Stuart McElhaney, Division Chief Bart Walker and Taylor. Rainbow Lakes Estates Volunteer Fire Departments Mike Schaffer was honored by the American Legion Post 58 at its annual Law & Order Banquet. Pictured with Schaffer are Gray, Chief Mike Noller and John Taylor, commander. COMMUNITY BRIEFS 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. 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Wells must have double-check valuve installed City Manager Lisa Algiere, seeking to clarify the recent concerns about well inspections, told the City Council on Monday night, the need for permits and backflow preventers for those now being service by the citys utility service only apply to those residents installing new irrigation wells. However, to help offset annual inspections the city will require those with new irrigation wells to use doublecheck valves. Those items will be installed by city officials at a cost of $75 per user. The double-check valves have a lifespan of five years and must be replaced at that time by the city. Using a double-check valve installed by the city will negate the need for annual well inspections, Algiere told the Council. The Council also approved waiving the impact fees for those wanting ot have irrgiation meters installed. Prior to that, the impact fee for havnig an irrgitation meter was $100 for every 1,000 square feet of space an irrigation meter would reach. Customers will still be required to pay more than $250 to have an irrigation meter installed, but Algiere said, it will prevent them from having one bill, which includes sewer rates. Customers from Rio Vista and Rainbow Springs who have been recently become city utility customers and previously had wells are grandfathered in. However, those customers who have recently had irrigation wells installed are not, meaning they have to pull city permits and be inspected. Rainbow Springs residents have been seething about having to pay for permits and annual well inspections for their irrigation wells not connected to their house for use. They have argued that the county is responsible for those irrigation wells and permits; however, county officials two weeks ago said those residents who are city utility customers must abide by city codes. A spokeswoman with Florida Department of Environmental Protection echoed those same comments when asked if the city had the authority to conduct annual well inspections, even if the agency does not require it. In the simplest terms, the rule basically says that the backflow preventer can be inspected as infrequently as the manufacturers recommendation, Ana Gibbs, external affairs manager with DEP, said. However, the utility can exceed these requirements in an effort to increase the level of service and insure a higher degree of protection to the public. Overall, local rules must meet state rules, but can be more stringent. Gibbs said those residents expressing concern about needing backflow preventers on an irrigation system not cross-connected to their house, she says the law requires them. Backflow preventers are required for irrigation wells regardless of whether they are connected to the structure or not, she explained. This is required because of the risk of cross connection in the future. Cross connections are typically accidental, when an irrigation pipe is cross-connected to a drinking water line. A single cross-connection affects more than one property owner, it has the potential to compromise the systems water to the homes in that service area; therefore, backflow preventers are required to ensure the safe delivery of water as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. While the DEPs rules differ from the citys polices about backflow preventers on irrigation systems, Gibbs said its allowed. Utilities are required to develop cross-connection control plans, she explained, noting the DEP requires that the minimum requirements be met. However, it is not unusual for utilities to exceed these requirements in an effort to increase the level of service and insure a higher degree of protection to the public. ately place those residents affected by the purchase on city rates. He told the City Council when the county purchases a utility system, the county tends to phase those users into the county rate structure over a period of time. Statute-wise, youre great. You have the luxury of being able to do this. But as for a good business practice and (being) customer friendly, I put a question mark, Stone told the City Council. He pointed out that even with a 20 percent discount, those living in the effected areas in Rainbow Springs were still paying more than they had been. I think the problem is youre just arbitrarily saying heres an acquisition thats going to make the city money over time, and youre trying to do it all at one time. County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who serves residents in this portion of the county, was more to the point, using Mayor Wards comments from the Dec. 28, 2011, meeting in which he defended the surcharge to Rainbow Springs customers. Just because you can doesnt mean you should, she said. Ward was quick to respond in a terse exchange between city and county officials. There were a lot of things that went into this decision. This was really not arbitrary. It was well thought out, Ward said. We tried to be concerned about the impact to the people, all right, and I guess we failed. Because even though we tried to be concerned with their impact, it obviously wasnt enough because they didnt want any increase, they dont want any conservation. There really needs to be some education going on up there about water conservation. His comment about residents in Rainbow Springs drew the ire of those in the crowd as many let out a course of boos, not the first, nor the last from those in attendance. Mayor Ward told County Commissioners this was a good purchase for the city, because he said it was good for the economy of scale and would benefit those utility customers living inside the city as well. He explained, after a water/sewer rate study done last year, that city officials would have to raise rates by 7 percent for the next four years and about 9 percent in the fifth year, just for water alone. By adding Rainbow Springs, now city officials said theyre likely looking at minimal rate increase of 2.5 percent per year in the next few years. Were trying to be prudent stewards of our resources, he noted, to another chorus of grumblings. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 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Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 City will not require annual well inspections JOE DUNAWAY/For the Riverland NewsRainbow Springs residents line the walkway entrance Monday to City Hall as they protested the water surcharge during the City-County Joint meeting. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRainbow Springs resident Lynn Black, the organizer of the boycott and protest, is interviewed by Channel 9 news from Orlando. COUNCIL continued from page 1

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River views Events are vital to Dunnellon Like many others, I am upset and frustrated regarding the decisions of Lisa Algiere, the city manager, the mayor and the council. Many of us wonder how could this happen? In my opinion, it started with poor judgment and desperation due to the citys rising debt. For those who are in the thick of it, we now have an additional concern that our home sales will suffer when potential buyers discover the uncertainty of the water supply and high rates. Those who created havoc will be long gone and leave more confusion for their replacements. Living in the city is not a requirement for non-elected positions. However, if the residency were required for all city officials, would we even be worrying about our water bills, declining incomes and property values? Decisions are being made by some who will not be affected by the consequences. Unfortunately, there are comments being directed toward the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber abides by the same rules as the rest of us. I have volunteered at the Chamber for six years and know how difficult it is to get people involved to volunteer for events sponsored by the Chamber. The old standbys show up, so we know they can be relied on, but where are all the others. The Chamber depends on events and memberships to pay their expenses for the year. They pay the same monthly bills like every household or business. If events are boycotted and there are no memberships or monies generated from events, your Chamber will close. Boycotts will affect the Chamber and local businesses, not City Hall. Keep in mind businesses are not at fault, so punishing them is not the answer. I have been attending festivals for the past six months to promote and recruit new arts and crafts vendors, because I want to see Boomtown grow and profit. First and, foremost, the vendors reaction is they want to attend events where large crowds are gathered. I want that, too! A lack of participation at any local event will not solve our dispute about the issue of unfair water rates. Please read all the Vision, Mission and Value statements for the city of Dunnellon on its website dated May 24, 2004. One example of their values statements reads as follows: That we recognize to be different or differ, but shall not allow it to be divisive. This community is in a rage. Presently, it is a divisive as it can get. Vision statements come from the heart, as well as, the head. (This quote is not from the city.) Volunteers are needed for all events. Contact the Chamber at 489-2320. Please attend, enjoy and come in big numbers to Boomtown in the historic district from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22.Gladys Rose Rainbow Springs Accusations by public officials wont go unnoticed An angel watching over us I wasnt going to write this, then I started it 10 times, but never finished. How do you write about someone you loved who died so young? How do you put those emotions on paper? How do you do it justice? With so many divorces and re-marriages, Im sure many people are adjusting to a step-family, step-mothers, -fathers, -sons or daughters. Each family finds a way to incorporate the changes into their lives, and its not always an easy transition. When Russell and I got together 20 years ago, I inherited two step-sons. Erik, his oldest, was only 6 years old the first time I met him. He was living in Alabama with his mother. Two weeks after getting involved, Russell took me to meet him. To say things were shaky at the beginning is putting it mildly. After all, hed been raised by his mother and they were extremely close. It was just the two of them for so long. How could I possibly hope to compete or even be a contender in that world? Erik was the cutest darn kid Id ever seen. He had the deepest southern accent Id ever heard. When he said the word daddy it came out deddy. That was one of the things we loved to tease him about. He had a smile that went on forever. Erik was Russell made over, except he was a blonde and Russells hair is dark. They were so much alike, even their mannerisms. Its funny how that happens even though they werent together all the time. But Erik was also a little devil, very daring, so hyper and completely 100 percent boy. One year we bought him a gocart and he rode that thing until he wore it out. Then, he tried to take it apart and fix it the way his dad always does. We have a picture of him covered in mud from head to toe from riding that darn cart through mud puddles all day. Since he lived in Alabama, we would go up to visit as much as possible and we would try to keep him throughout the summer. Once he turned 16 and got his drivers license, he was here every chance he got. We were lucky he lived right over the Florida-Alabama line so it wasnt a long drive. But we were so nervous the first time he attempted that trip by himself, so my husband headed north on U.S. 19 and met him halfway. After that, he was here all the time, especially if we had a birthday or something special going on. Erik and I went through all the normal stages that step-relatives do. We had the you cant tell me what to do times; the youre not my mother times; the I want to go home times. Yet, we hung in there knowing it would all be worth it one day, and it was. My step-son grew into one of the finest young men Ive ever known. He was polite, sincere, funny and kind. I never heard anyone say a bad word about him. And what a hunk he grew up to be. He was a military man and a police officer, a young man that so many others looked up to and a young man who made you proud. Ill never forget as long as I live the first time he called me on Mothers Day to tell me he loved me. He had finally let me in and that was a great feeling. I bragged about that phone call for weeks. Ill also never forget that phone call we 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 15, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY I f youre a young worker, retirement probably seems like a lifetime away. In fact, you may wonder if your contributions to Social Security, deducted from your paycheck, actually cover you for anything right now. The answer is yes, they do. And the time to learn about Social Security and what it can do for you is now. By working in a job covered by Social Security, you are earning disability and survivor insurance protection. For example, a worker under age 24 paying Social Security taxes for as little as one and a half years may be insured for disability and survivors benefits. If youre like most workers, you probably dont have private long-term disability insurance. But you do have disability protection through Social Security, which provides coverage to you and your family if you become disabled. About one in four of todays 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67 so it could happen to you. The average disability benefit paid in 2012 to a worker with a spouse and two children is $1,892 a month. Social Security also provides valuable survivors benefits. It is a sad truth that about one in eight young Americans can expect to die before reaching age 67. Social Securitys survivors insurance pays an average monthly benefit in 2012 of $2,543 for a spouse and two children of a young worker with average wages who dies. Social Security provides you and your family with protection now. But its good to think ahead to retirement, too. Young workers, spring into action and learn more about your own retirement! A good way to start is by checking out the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. Using this online tool, you can get an instant, personalized estimate of your own future benefits. That will be a big help in deciding how much you need to save for a comfortable retirement. For more information on how Social Security protects younger and older workers alike, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Young workers spring into action W e are also told that our newspapers are irreverent, coarse, vulgar, and ribald. I hope that this irreverence will last for ever; that we shall always show irreverence for royalties and titled creatures born into privilege, and all that class which take their title from anything but merit. Mark Twain Throughout my brief career as a journalist, Ive been fortunate to win numerous awards and accolades. Most importantly, Ive been fortunate to work in wonderful communities such as Dunnellon. Of course, being a journalist doesnt always mean being well liked. Its part of the territory of being in the public spotlight, much like you. Ive faced the scorn of upset parents, coaches, criminals, regular citizens, private bloggers and, yes, even, elected officials. It comes with the territory. However, accusing me of playing any role in a boycott borders, or may even exceed, the bounds of libel. Recently, Councilwoman Penny Fleeger, as it was brought to my attention, chose to place the blame of a boycott against Greenlight Communications on my shoulders as well as those of a Rainbow Springs resident; therefore accusing me of conspiracy. These accusations were made in correspondence, which are now public record. I will not dignify these accusations with a denial as they are ludicrous. What I am doing is seeking accountability for your actions and statements that you made public record. Here is what our city officials, whether they are elected or appointed, need to come to grips with: citizens in this community are no longer going to be subjected to mistreatment. First, and I think I speak for the volumes of folks throughout the past, who have been dressed down by those in power. While you might disagree with their stance, its their right to be heard, its their right to an opinion. Its the American way. Consider it misinformation if you will; however, those folks whove written in more than 100 Letters to the Editor have a right to voice their displeasure with the City Council. Let me remind you a person has a right to have their opinion be heard, right, wrong or indifferent. In this country, we have the right to agree to disagree. However, might I remind the City Council as well as other public officials, its your role to make sure the correct information is provided to the newspaper so that it can be shared with the taxpayers. Remaining silent has been the problem. As with the regular citizens of the area, the newspaper will provide you the same opportunity to clarify what you might deem as misinformation. It is not permissible, however, if you disagree with those folks to lash out at them in public. Officials need to remember that being in the public spotlight means extra scrutiny. It comes with the role you have chosen to take on. For every action, there are consequences. This is one of those. Jeff Bryan Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 6 Adon Williams See LETTERS page 5

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 5 Religion, government dont mix In the recent controversy regarding womens contraception, conservatives ironically decried government intrusion into religion. This is a morphing of the conservative rhetoric that seeks to intrusively bring Christian religion into the governing of our country. The Founders insistence on the separation of church and state was based on the lessons of history. The four economic and military world powers that preceded the United States met their demise with the assistance of religion intruding on government. The decline of the Roman Empire culminated in the fourth century BC with the establishment of Christianity as the state religion a contributing cause. The Spanish Hapsburg Empire in the 1600s collapsed with the help of a burdensome Christian bureaucracy. The Dutch Empires demise in the late 1700s was aided by civil war fomented by the Dutch Reformed Church. The sun began to set on the British Empire in the early 1900s under the influence of Anglican missionary and evangelical zeal and moral imperialism. Our elected representatives need to leave their religion out of the public forum. They need to bring to the public forum the integrity imbued by their personal beliefs. Integrity is demonstrated not by the name of your religion, but by what you do. Gerard Meyn Dunnellon Garden Club extends thanks to businessesThe Dunnellon Garden Club sincerely wishes to thank the following businesses and friends for their generous donations of gifts, money and gift certificates for our annual Fashion Show, which took place Feb. 25: Blue Gator Restaurant, Blue Run Veterinary Practice, Captain Bobs Airboat Tours, Curves, Dollar Tree, Dunnellon Chiropractic, Dunnellons Turner House, Dunnellon Wine & Spirits, Emma Jeanne Painter, Fusion Hair Studio, Gordons Animal House, Juliette Falls Golf, Jennifers Hair Studio, Owens Produce Market, Patsy and Company Hair Salon, Pavarottis Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Penn Station Deli & Grill, Pizza Hut, Sweet Bay Supermarket, Tractor Supply, Vernon Martin Hair Salon and the Winn Dixie Supermarket. In these difficult economic times, we are especially grateful to these kind people. We would also like to sincerely thank the wonderful Dunnellon High School Culinary Departments students who prepared and served our delicious luncheon, and to Cheryl Taylor owner of, La Te Da in Chrystal River who brought us her lovely fashions. I would also like to thank the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon for the use of their churchs Fellowship Hall, and lastly, a big thanks to all of Dunnellon Garden Clubs members who gave of their time, money, donations and efforts to make our annual fashion show its biggest success. Sincerely, The Dunnellon Garden Club Business owner deserves credit for stanceThe letter from Viola Soffe of Stitche Nitche would be enough to convince some people to boycott Dunnellon businesses. I have to admire Mrs. Soffe for expressing her support for the City Council. Considering all the negative criticism the city has received lately, not many people would be willing to do that. However, I feel boycotting Dunnellon businesses would be counter productive. Many owners are our friends and live outside Dunnellon, for instance Rainbow Springs. While I can understand the reluctance to get involved, it appears that the business community has a lot at stake considering the negative atmosphere that has been created. What may not be clear to many is that the revenues raised by Greenlight, redlight cameras and utilities are not restricted in any way as to how they are used once operating and debt service obligations are met. The city can set rates that will generate revenue higher than needed to meet actual costs and use the profits to bail out other operations, including the General Fund and Greenlight, which arent self supporting. Adding a 25 percent surcharge to utility bills and citing drivers for right turns that are legal by state statute are just ways for the city to tax non-residents. This may be legal, but it certainly puts in question the fairness and ethics of the City Council and administration. I can only hope that businesses and residents of Dunnellon will join in trying to stop these travesties. Bill Christenson Rainbow Springs Resident pitches plan to save DunnellonUpon the revelations transpiring concerning the Rainbow Springs water takeover, I have come to the conclusion that steps should be taken as soon as possible to rectify the horrible financial mess created by the city manager and the Dunnellon City council. Together, they have purposely acted beyond the scope of civic and moral fiscal responsibility in creating a huge city debt, which will probably place the city in default and possible bankruptcy. The problem was severely aggravated when they secretly bought the Rainbow Springs water company with the intention of forcing these users to pay for the financial mistakes created by the city administration. Please let me elaborate on a plan to rescue the city and return its duties to the normal function of acting for the people rather than penalizing them because they can. Let us discuss some of the steps involved in this transition: Step 1: Immediately recall the mayor and those members of the City Council who adamantly refuse to eliminate the preposterous 25 percent surcharge on Rainbow Springs water bills. Step 2: After the responsible replacements have been seated, immediately terminate the services of the city manager who, obviously through shady means, has helped place the city in financial peril with her proposals and actions; thereby, placing the city in dire straits for years to come. Step 3: Place the Rainbow Springs Water Company on the auction market and sell it to the highest responsible private bidder, which will then place it under the control of the Florida Public Service Commission where it belongs. They will then be assured a guaranteed profit as well as lowering the rates to the Rainbow Springs residents and will also relieve them of the dictatorial decisions regarding city codes they are attempting to exploit such as inspections and demands for unwanted and unnecessary plumbing devices. Step 4: Place the Greenlight fiber optics communication system on the auction market and sell to the highest responsible bidder. The city of Dunnellon must realize that they were placed in financial jeopardy by undertaking a project doomed for failure from the get go. This will relieve the city of immediate financial demands which, if it continues, becomes a competitor against private corporations, which are the foundation of our American capitalistic society. Step 5: Campaign to amend the Florida Statutes governing this type of civic irresponsibility to assure that municipalities will not become dictators to the people. In particular, State Statute 180 allowing a city utility to charge exorbitant rates for their services with no financial regulation from a higher source is an un-American practice. Step 6: Realize the urgency in the process to bring these steps to fruition. The realization that our national economic policies are placing us in a steady and direct path toward higher inflation will cause future interest rates to soar and the notes outstanding on this city debt will be faced with a severe interest rate increase, which will then demand more drastic increases in Dunnellons utility rates. The quicker the better in ridding the city of this serious financial problem. Each dollar paid in to the interest payments for these notes could be much better utilized by investing in civic functions, infrastructure, schools and municipal services. The above steps are the beginning foundation of restoring a city to good financial health. It is by no means any more radical than the processes already instituted by your administrators. It will be a necessary series of steps to achieve and there are stumbling blocks along the way, but with proper management and foresight Dunnellon will once again revert to the great small city it once was. Elvere Tommy Thompson Dunnellon Is city figuring out its next step?Re: The Silence of the Dunnellon City Council: Seems there may be a small problem with the recent acquisition of the Rainbow Springs Utilities. Perhaps the silence is because the city is being sent trespass notices from the owner of the Rainbow Springs Country Club and the Council is scrambling for a solution. The system the city bought has pipes running under the privately owned golf club. Because this was not taken into consideration when the purchase was finalized, the pipes are effectively trespassing on private property. So now the city has the option of buying Rainbow Springs Golf Club, selling the utility to someone else or paying for access fees forever to whoever owns the Rainbow Springs Golf Club. I am guessing that neither of these was contemplated when the purchase was finalized. One also has to wonder whether or not the city actually has the right to bill Rainbow Springs residents for water under these circumstances. Golf courses are not exactly the best investments in this economy anymore than poorly thought out utility acquisitions are. Good luck residents of Dunnellon! Dave Messenger Rainbow Springs Dunnellons tiered water rates about confiscation Many letters from Rainbow Springs residents again appeared in the latest issue of the Riverland News. The letters are, of course, expressions of disgust with the city of Dunnellons acquisition of Rainbow Springs Utilities and the imposition of unfair costs on residents. Some residents wear buttons that say I love Dunnellon 25 percent less, in reference to the water and sewer surcharge that the city is imposing. The 25 percent surcharge is certainly unwarranted, as many have already noted. But 25 percent added to the price of water is a minor element in the increased cost structure. It should be noted that Rainbow Springs Utilities had been making a profit charging $1.45 per thousand gallons at all levels of usage, both in-the-home and for irrigation. Dunellon is applying a tiered rate structure on the same water system, a structure that applies huge price increases as monthly water usage increases. Residents who have used their irrigation systems for the latest billing month have seen their bills skyrocket. At the bottom of Dunnellons price structure, the base rate (for up to 4,000 gallons) is 32 percent higher than the Rainbow Springs Utilities rates. From 4000 to 8000, the rate is 177 percent higher than the former rate. From 8000 to 12,000 gallons it is 336 percent higher, and beyond the 12,000 level the rate is 632 percent higher. These staggering price increases have a much greater impact than the 25 percent surcharge. Publicly, the city attempts to justify the onerous rate structure by stating that it provides an incentive for water conservation, so it is good for the environment. Residents who have already experienced the citys red-light camera propaganda should certainly understand that the water rate structure is about confiscation of money, not conservation of water. Ted Apple Rainbow Springs Letter writers might have missed point of discourseI am writing to commend the Dunnellon City business owner and 20-year resident who had letters published in the March 8 Riverland News. After weeks of little input from any Dunnellon business or residents, it is at least encouraging to see someone in Dunnellon is at least following the discourse and responding. As last weeks Riverland editorial alluded to, it is sad city officials are totally silent. However, even though I laud the two Dunnellon letters, I do not agree with the premise or facts presented. To the person who does not understand the 25 percent charge, it is simple. What if the county purchased the Dunnellon system (and overpaid by $2.5 million), made no capital improvements and charged you the 25 percent surcharge because they could. How would you feel? Would you then understand the surcharge? If you believe that Dunnellon City purchased the Rainbow Springs utility for conservation reasons then you probably believe the traffic light cameras were for safety, not revenue. The characterization of Rainbow Springs residents as uncaring, insensitive and wanton water wasters is an opinion not a fact. Because someone told you, does not make it a fact. Community involvement, conservation and being good neighbors have been a demonstrated concern with most Rainbow Springs residents. We are upset that not only are we paying our share, but our share plus 25 percent more to cover the incompetence of your we have no vote or representation locally elected, poorly run city government. To the observation that Greenlight should go where wanted and needed, it misses the entire point and intent of Greenlight. As with the traffic lights and utility purchase, it is about revenue generation for a financially burdened, poorly managed city. It is not about wants or needs of the surrounding communities. There is no profit due to operational and installation cost to serve the out lying areas. The city-owned Greenlight is about profit only and it competes with existing private businesses. Would you want the city to compete with your business backed by taxpayer money and governmental power? For the record, the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) does not advocate a boycott of Dunnellon businesses. Mr Lynn Black, our fine organizer, in his letter to city officials proposed a boycott of only Greenlight as a final resort. The letter, which was ignored, wanted to establish a dialogue and perhaps compromise with the city about the surcharge before the Greenlight-only boycott. The lack of communication, total disregard for our input and financial burden placed on Rainbow Springs residents by the locally elected city government leads to the understandable frustration that led some to consider a boycott as an attention getter. Local business, the Chamber of Commerce and, most importantly, city voters must become involved and take a stand on how their city is managed. Rainbow Springs residents have no leverage in the voting booth as city residents do. As a business owner, do you think Dunnellon is well managed? Would you borrow large sums ($7.3 million) on a big fiber optic gamble? Would you alienate the majority of your potential customers right before start up? Would you overpay $2.5 million for a business? Would you buy a failed sewage system with 200 customers and assume their high cost operation? These are just of a few examples of recent city management decisions, unfortunately, there are more. So please Dunnellon voters, get involved, save your city and know the facts. Rainbow Spring residents are not trying to destroy the city, but trying to get good sound government management. We got drawn into city finances/affairs of the city by city actions that adversely affected us. Rainbow Springs residents have no quarrel with businesses or residents of the city, but you must take responsibility and actions for the governing of your city. The city cannot maintain its poorly managed course. Memo to the city, this is not going to blow away with time as you assume. I believe Rainbow Springs residents are, for the long term, united and serious. Mary Swett Rainbow Springs Hello, is there anyone out there? My letter of March 1, as a new resident of Rainbow Springs, requested facts outlining the benefits to customers of the recent utility acquisition by the town of Dunnellon. Since that time: Dunnellon residents have become angry with Rainbow Springs residents, accusing these people of abusing our water and depleting the aquifer in their quest for the greenest, most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood. (letters 3/8) Dunnellon business owners are admonishing City Council for wasting time and money over Rainbow Springs residents who are gone and irrelevant. (3/8) Rainbow Springs residents have drawn parallels between World War II and water issues as having awakened a sleeping giant. (3/8) Rainbow Spring residents have formed a committee to initiate litigation action against Dunnellon, retaining counsel to do so. Marion County Commissioners have become involved, calling for a special item on the City Council Meeting Agenda for March 12. The Riverland News editorial also called for Dunnellon officials to comment publicly on the matter, as did Dunnellon resident Steve Swett. (3/8) But Dunnellon officials still havent said a word. The silence helped foment the developing neighbor against neighbor attitude. Some assert Council strategy is to say nothing, expecting the matter to go away. By the time this is published, perhaps the March 12 City Council meeting will have yielded positive results. Im not optimistic, however, that city officials will ramp up public relations efforts on the 25 percent surcharge or patronage of Greenlight Communications. They either dont want to, or cant. Many Rainbow Springs residents are retired corporate executives and professionals from public and private sectors. Neither will they just go away. As former chairman of the Conservation Commission of the Town of Harwinton, Conn., I take issue with assertions that Rainbow Springs residents are somehow less mindful of the importance of conservation. My grass is green here largely because I happen to think crabgrass and dandelions are just as green as St. Augustine, and far less costly to the environment. Some of my neighbors are actively involved in Rainbow River preservation, among other things. Both sides must agree that: Conservation of our water supply is ultimately in both sides interests, with excessive use of water no longer an option, anywhere. Maintenance of the water delivery system needs to be managed fairly and equitably while providing sufficient resources to keep the system functioning properly. The breakdown here seems to be in how this is to be accomplished, by whom, and under what circumstances. Tax-payers and customers of public utilities have the right to know and understand how their taxes and fees are used. Was there ever a forum in which serious dialogue between representatives of each side could attempt to gain the others understanding and support, much less acceptance or compromise? It certainly would be more productive and less costly if the city, apparently believing it holds the cards, would be become the hero and encourage precisely that. Anyone listening out there? Anyone at all? Kathryn Taubert Rainbow Springs Dunnellon: Growth of Corruption Since moving into this area 11 years ago, we have watched this city become a state of the art Tammany Hall. Lets start with the grade school property across from Walmart; acquired from the school district for a dollar. The land was to be used for the police and fire departments and a Youth Center. Instead, the city sold it for a couple of million dollars and is now asking for donations to build a youth center after the state spent millions for road widening and traffic control. How about the Lowes fiasco? Try to force a major U.S. Corporation to build an expensive bypass road, which supposedly would benefit some well connected citizens, rather than provide jobs and boost the economy of the area. Lowes went to the State Road 200 corridor instead of being muscled by the officials here. Next came the red-light cameras; they were installed for safety. Inaccurate data was provided to the state for the permission to install them on the state highway. The original profit potential for the city was estimated to be $750,000 annually. Their pie in the sky scheme failed, so they went into other ideas for profit potential. Greenlight Communications, what a joke. These rubes think they can compete with Comcast and other satellite service providers. They were able, however, to sign a half million dollar contract with the School District when our district should have received free service for the property theft. Well, now its time to pillage the residents of Juliette Falls, Rainbow Springs and Rio Vista over an absolute need for existence: water. Who in their right mind would pay Rainbow Springs Utilities a few million dollars more than the company was worth? Its now time for the FBI to get involved. Rob Blagojevich was not as obvious or clandestine in his activities. To finish, the city now claims state licensed, county-inspected well drillers may have inadvertently cross-connected wells to their recently acquired water systems. Thats the reason why county residents must have expensive permits and expensive backflow valves installed but the city LETTERS c on ti nued f ro m p a g e 4 See LETTERS p a g e 6

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residents are exempt. These professional drillers and county inspectors know what they are doing. We also know what the city of Dunnellon is doing to us. Bill Descalzi Dunnellon Users who abuse deserve to pay13,000 gallons per month! 30,000 gallons per month! Anyone using this amount of water deserves to pay dearly. We use less than 2,000 (gallons) monthly. While some of us are watering our vegetables and potted plants by hand, others are abusing the water supply by insisting they have green, plush lawns with an irrigation system. Native Florida groundcover can be just as pleasant to look at just keep it mowed. Let nature take care of it. Butterflies and bees love the little wild flowers that pop up. Use the precious water for necessary things. I agree with Bobbi Shaw 100 percent Dunnellon is a wonderful little town. During the past 30 years, we have seen a lot of changes, yet we continue to enjoy the benefits of smalltown living. Everything has gone up in price, especially the gasoline. I certainly will not use more of this commodity to drive extra miles to avoid Dunnellon merchants. These business owners pay to operate and they need our support. On a different subject, the length of some of the Letters to the Editor is ridiculously long. State your opinion and quit rambling on repetitively. Your letters would be read in their entirety if they were short and to the point. Ina Robinson Dunnellon City cannot survive without RS residents In order to solve the problem with Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs is to have the city manager resign and have someone that can have a meeting with Rainbow Springs and the city of Dunnellon that both sides can live with. What the City Manager Lisa Algiere must understand is that Rainbow Springs can live without the city of Dunnellon. But the city of Dunnellon cannot live without Rainbow Springs. Michael Scasny Rainbow Springs Wheres the hotel going to go? If it was not so very important to refocus the wasted energy of the folks so upset by the hostile takeover of their utilities, I would not risk further anger toward the business community. At the same time, it seems that many of your neighbors still refuse to grasp the concept that the business community had nothing more to do with the hostilities than to warn you about them years ago, and pleaded with both the city of Dunnellon and many of the residents of Rainbow Springs not to make the decisions that could only lead us right where we are. Its important to understand this otherwise we will just continue to have new manifestations of this problem. Several years ago, the city of Dunnellon was strongly encouraged and supported in efforts to block the building of an upscale river front community on the property known as the Rainbow River Ranch, supported and encouraged in fact by many in Rainbow Springs. This, of course, led to many years of legal fees, the exclusion of a quality tax base, the exclusion of client base for the business community and the loss of a special taxing district that could have made vital improvements to the infrastructure of the greater Dunnellon area leading us to an ecotourism based economy. An economy that we are best suited to; thereby, eliminating the need for speculative money making schemes such as red-light cameras and utility buy outs. Has the city made awful financial mistakes in the past? Absolutely, ones that began and were encouraged by residents of Rainbow Springs some for pseudo environmental reasons some simply because as I hear so often I came here for the small town peacefulness and I dont want any growth. To the supposed environmentalists, I would point to Salt Springs and remind them that the residents there insisted on no growth. They loved their small peaceful town, too. Now, of course, they are writing letters lamenting the bottling of their water. Nimbis that live in both the city of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs are the root of this problem. I am reminded of a few nuggets of wisdom we might all benefit from. Something about the plank in thine own eye, and glass houses. The financial consequences of endless lawsuits and refusal to approve responsible growth have been effecting the business community for better than a decade. Now that the consequences have trickled down to Rainbow Springs and the nimbis that reside there, as well as in the city, I am having a hard time getting too awfully upset for you. That doesnt mean I agree with anything the city has done. It just means that at the age of the residents of Rainbow Springs one would think they were mature enough to understand that there are consequences to their actions and accept them. Because if you continue to feel that Dunnellon is your personal hiding spot there will be many more and, much worse, consequences in the future. So while youre out looking for places to picket and boycott you may just want to consider your neighbors. Meanwhile, if the residents so upset about their water rates going up, are asking me as a business owner to stand in solidarity with them I am with you. I will absolutely not accept any fiber optics in my business. I would ask you, however, to stand in solidarity with me and begin to ask where on the river is the hotel going to go. Jerry Vaughn Dunnellon We can do as we wish, because we can In regards to a letter in last weeks paper, I look at it from a different angle. We use about 3,000 gallons of water a month (three people), have a water-wise yard and did away with most of our lawn. We used our irrigation water once all winter. We are in a deed-restricted community and have to keep up our lawns in front of the houses. Should we petition our POA to do away with that clause? How many people in the lawn care industry would be out of a job who live in Dunnellon? We would save money on lawn care no more weed and feed, and no more pest control. With the money we save, we can pay our water bill. No more shopping in town why should we? You say that the Dunnellon business people put their heart and soul into their jobs, well how do you think we got our money from the Fairy Godmother? We worked hard, too, and now we are the goose who laid the golden egg, not in my book. What if all the people in Rainbow Springs who volunteer in town stopped? The library, the thrift shops and our state park would be hard pressed to stay open. Worry about the water when the bottle company wants to come in or the slaughter house that uses 30,000 gallons a day. The Rainbow River is not down because of them and those and these people. When was the last time we really had rain? Greenlight? No. Shopping? No. And you know why? 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juana. According to the report, Rosario gave law enforcement authorities permission to search his vehicle for further drugs and/or weapons. While searching the vehicle, the report stated, Sgt. Gonzalez located two small marijuana cigarettes in the front console underneath the radio as well as a small piece of plastic that contained a green leaflike substance, marijuana, and another marijuana cigarette inside the center console. The report indicated Sgt. Gonzalez found a fourth marijuana cigarette in between the driver seat and the center console. During the traffic stop, Larson gave authorities permission to search her wallet that was in her possession, the report stated. While searching the purse, Sgt. Gonzalez wrote in the report, he observed several pieces of white substance inside the change pocket of her purse. The report stated Sgt. Gonzalez, through previous training and experience, that the substance in question was cocaine. The green-life substance inside the crumpled up citation and found inside the center console tested positive for marijuana, the report stated. Post Miranda Warning, Rosario and Larson admitted to having shared possession of the marijuana with Larson. However, the report stated, the white substance tested positive for cocaine but Post Miranda, Larson didnt want to discuss the cocaine. Rosarios bond was set at $500 while Larsons was set at $5,500. Both made bail Saturday. In other police news: William S. Jones, 55, Citrus Springs, on Sunday, March 11, on a charge of filing a false report to law enforcement. Shelia M. Vecchione, 23, Dunnellon, on Sunday, March 11, on charges of Driving While License Suspended (Habitual) and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The Dunnellon Police Department was awarded the 2011 Florida Citizens Police Academy Association (FCPAA) Agency of the Year Thursday, March 1, at the seventh annual FCPAA Conference in Orlando. The award, established in 2005, is presented annually to an outstanding agency in recognition of volunteer service and dedication to its community. The Dunnellon Police Department was selected for this award by FCPAA and is considered to be the law enforcement agency that has gone above and beyond. Its an honor for our agency to receive such a prestigious award, the officers and staff is very loyal and dedicated to the citizens of Dunnellon, Chief Joanne Black said. In the state, the FCPAA selects one law enforcement agency to receive this award; the agency selected is judged on community involvement and the focus to make a difference. In 2011, the Dunnellon Police Departments agency volunteered more than 1,200 hours of volunteer time. As chief, my responsibility is to keep citizens safe and to have the agency involved with the people in the community, Black added. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 7 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A R 0 U 000ARLP 671-5374 000ATZP Solution to puzzle on page 9 Police receive state award Special to the Riverland NewsPolice Chief Joanne Black, right, accepts the FCPAA award for agency of the year from Bonnie McCoullough, president of FCPAA, as, from left, Lt. Sue Webb, Tammy Myers and Alexis Williams look on. DRUGS continued from page 1 NEW LOCATION 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com Call 465-2210 or walk-in Ask About Our Permanent Make Up With 20 Years Experience, Medically Trained & Fully Licensed. 000AQKX Board Certified for Over 25 Years THE SHAG That Turns Heads! $10 OFF A CUT with any color service. Expires 4/15/12 Salon & Day Spa Professional Special to the Riverland News

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Teen leading charge for support group For Caitlyn Dunning and more than a million other people, colitis and Crohns disease is a daily battle. Through all of her surgeries and hospital visits, Dunning has had a rock solid support system behind her. But not all people affected by this disease have their own group of cheerleaders or are as outspoken as Dunning about their illness. To help teenagers with Inflammatory Bowel Disease talk about their issues, doctors at Shands Hospital in Gainesville created a support group and Dunning was one of the first to attend. The first couple of meetings that we had, nobody was coming to (them), she explained. They probably werent coming, because no one really wants to go talk to other people that they dont even know about their disease. So Dunning, her doctors and a few friends began brainstorming new ways to get more participants. One of Dunnings contributions was to change the name from Teen Support Group for IBD to GATORS, Gainesville Area Teens Offering Remedies & Support. We sent out invitations about a month before the support group EDUCATION BRIEFS Youth UW applications now availableOCALA United Way of Marion County is accepting applications from high school students who are interested in participating in the Youth United Way program. Youth United Way provides a forum for local youth to develop leadership skills and demonstrate the importance of youth civic involvement as a key component of community change. Applicants need to be entering their junior year of high school in the fall of 2012 and have a grade point average of 2.5 to apply. Applications are available at local high schools or can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org. Application deadline is Monday, March 26. For more information, contact Lindsey Turner at 352-732-9696 ext. 226 or lturner@uwmc.org. 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.org/ springfestival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400. USNA seeking applicants for STEM program ANNAPOLIS, Md. Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program 2012. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 4 to 9 for rising eighthand ninth-graders; June 11 to 16 for rising 10thgraders; and June 18 to 23 for rising 11thgraders. The academys Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising eighthto 11thgrade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science. The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through handson practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The academys current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students. Approximately 480 total students from around the U.S. will be accepted to STEM. All students selected to participate pay approximately $200 for this academic summer program and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. For more information about the Summer STEM Program and the application process, visit www.usna.edu/Admissions/stem.html or call (410) 293-4361. Applicants will be notified of their application status in the month of May. Fire totals students car When Junior Codi Hart arrived at school Thursday, March 8, she thought it would be like any other school day. But at 2:25, during her fifth block jazz band class, she was informed of some dreadful news. A student ran into the band room to tell her that her car was on fire. Hart ran out to the student parking lot to find that her newly obtained 2001 Ford Expedition was in an inferno. Both Hart and her mother testified that prior to the fire the car ran fine in the few weeks that they owned it. I bought the Expedition for Codi. I got it at Balys in front of Rainbow Lakes Estates, said Jennifer Hart, Codis mother, explaining they were not aware of any problems with the model before purchasing it. I found out that it was part of a recall shortly after. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), more than 10 million Fords have been recalled because of an issue in the way they were built that causes them to catch fire. Consumer safety groups estimate that an additional 7 million should have been recalled. Of the 10 million that were recalled, so far only 5 million have been repaired. I did know about the recall, said Jennifer Hart. On March 12, The car started smoking from the cruise control beforehand but we thought we fixed it for the moment. In the meantime, Jennifer spent quite a bit of time on hold at Ford, trying to get answers, but was never connected to a real person. I tried to get it in to Ford for a week, (two and half weeks before the fire), but the shop never answered the phone, she explained. This is Codis second car since she got her license eight months ago. Her first car was a Chevrolet Blazer, but that got rear-ended and was totaled in December. The only things that were saved from the fire were some books and perfume. Since Codi and her brother Tyler, a middle school student, travel between her mother and fathers homes, the two kept a set of books in the vehicle so they could do their homework at both homes. After witnessing the fire, Codi called her family to let them know of the accident. Her grandparents, Virginia and Bill Tubbs, were the first of her family LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Dunning pitches in to recruit others battling colitis, Crohns Caitlyn Dunning See TEEN page 11 JULIE MANINCI/For the Riverland NewCodi Hart shows some of her burned and waterdamaged books Monday that survived the car fire Thursday, March 8. DES adds student to Wall of Fame Fourth-graders celebrate after FCAT writes We have another name added to our Sunshine Wall of Fame. Congratulations to Kaylee Teehan, who has now read at least three of the titles for this year. Our students are doing a good job of reading because the wall is well covered this year! Keep up the good work students. Recently some of our fifth-grade students participated in a countywide concert at the First Baptist Church of Ocala. It was the third annual Charlie Dixon Memorial Elementary Music Festival. It was sponsored by Marion County Music Association and the Optimist Club. The importance of funding for music and art in our schools was reinforced. Thanks to Ms. Bonnie Litterine, our music teacher, for preparing and taking our students to this event. Ms. Lisa Bubba reports her first-grade students Special to the Riverland NewsMs. Sarah Linn's fourth-graders participated in a colafloat project recently. Front row from left, are: Alexa Castilla, Jason Jenkins, Ivanna Hollaway, Andrew Lucero, Thomas Shaffer, Carlos DelValle and Angl Valle; second row, Darius Brian, Andrew McSweeney, Elizabeth Fredericks, Alex Paisley, Hunter Bolesta, Mariana Lucin, Gavin Neumann; and third row, Amber VonSeggern, Pedro Ruiz-Cardozo and Bria Floyd. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA family member of Codi Hart takes pictures of Harts burned out Ford Expedition with her cell phone last Thursday after a wiring problem caused the vehicle to catch on fire in the parking lot at Dunnellon High School. The vehicle to the left of Harts Expedition was also damaged in the blaze. Electrical malfunction cause of fire in older model Ford CALENDAR OF EVENTSMarch 15 Cubs Cove Field Trip to Homosassa Springs. March 19 to 23 Spring Break. March 25 Back to School. March 30 End of third nine-week grading period. April 6 No school, teacher work day. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News JACOB FURR For the Riverland News See FIRE page 11 See FAME page 9 Special to the Riverland News

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did a survey and made a graph. It revealed that out of 19 students in the class, 12 liked green eggs and ham. Thats five more than the seven who didnt like green eggs and ham! Everyone, thats 100 percent of the class, had a happy memory of their kindergarten day when they got to wear pajamas and celebrate Dr. Seusss birthday. From Ms. Sarah Linns fourth-grade class: As a culminating activity and a reward for their best efforts on FCAT writes, we created projects that included ingredients, step-by-step instructions and a narrative story about the perfect cola-floats. 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 allin-one access with a single Portal visit. For more information, call the school district at 671-7700. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 9 SAR003318 ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of res ponding to the advertisem ent for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a s pecialty area by the Amer ican Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com NEW PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit CALL TODAY MEDICAID ACCEPTED CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 000AUVS 000ATFA 000ATVO Golf Dawgs In Stock! Solution to puzzle on page 7 Eighth-graders prep for annual trip Dunnellon Middle School students and staff will enjoy a week away from school as the Marion County Schools close for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23. DMS students will follow normal school hours when we return from Spring Break Monday, March 26. The annual eighthgrade Trip to Washington, D.C., is finally here! On Saturday, March 17, students will depart at 4:30 a.m. from the campus and return at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, from their exciting adventure. We extend a huge thank you to Dean Rose Thomas and Mr. Glen Jones for organizing and supervising this annual trip. Have a great time! As educators we just love to recommend reading as a pastime for anyone who has free time to fill. The following websites will give parents and students ideas for reading materials that are age appropriate and include all interests. We hope you will take a peek and enjoy reading something just for the fun of it! Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program website, myssyra.org/about/about. html. Just Read Florida suggested reading list website, justreadflorida.com We wish our students and staff a very safe and restful Spring Break. Come back to school revitalized and ready to finish out this fantastic school year we have been enjoying. We have many wonderful things yet to learn and enjoy and dont want to miss one minute of them! See you Monday, March 26. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal District expands Parent Portal FAME continued from page 8 Special to the Riverland News 000AU5U 12084 S. Williams St. Dunnellon ALL YOU CARE TO EAT DAYS! TUESDAYS Wing Night 5pm to 8pm Unlimited Wings & Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 WEDNESDAYS Indian Cuisine Buffet 4pm to 9pm Try our Authentic Indian Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.99 SATURDAYS Barbecue Buffet 4pm to 9pm Alan Ingrams Famous BBQ Food . . . . . . . . . . $11.99 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com O u r F a m o u s O u r F a m o u s Our Famous S e a f o o d F e s t S e a f o o d F e s t Seafood Fest Every 2nd Friday of Each Month A BIG VARIETY OF SEAFOOD BUFFET NEW NEW

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Romeo preparing for science fairRomeo Elementary School is alive with anticipation as students and staff prepare for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 19. All Marion County Public Schools and District Offices will be closed for the week. Classes will resume Monday, March 26. The Romeo Science Celebration will be Thursday, March 29 in the Romeo Cafeteria. Students in grades four and five are required to turn in an individual science project, and students in grades kindergarten through third turn in class projects. Projects will be judged the morning of the Celebration, and final winners will be announced that night with prizes being awarded. Experiments will be ongoing during the evening and visitors can also visit the Book Fair in the Media Center.Out-of-area school requests 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. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, contact the Student Reassignment Office at 671-7747. 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. EDUCATION BRIEFS Rising gas prices dent busing funds The ubiquitous big yellow bus has long been an icon in the American education system. A symbol of promise for those in third-world nations, where education is a luxury often unattained. Just about everyone who has attended a public school has taken a ride on The Cheese Wagon, as its commonly known as. The economic turbulence the nation has faced in the recent years has undoubtedly affected almost every aspect of life as we know it. As fuel prices continue to rise, personal as well as business travel has become a costly venture. In the month of January, Marion County Public Schools have spent an estimated $253,725 to provide the 80,804 gallons of diesel to fuel the busses that provide transportation to the pupils of Marion County. Just as U.S. payrolls rose in February, so did the price of fuel. The price we pay for diesel went up in February from $3.14 per gallon to $3.33 per gallon, explained Marty Channels, clerk specialist for the Marion County Schools transportation department. This 19 cents adds up to an estimated total of a more than $15,000 increase since January. Marion County Schools also used an estimated 10,450 gallons of gasoline to fuel maintenance vehicles, cars used for drivers education and official school board vehicles. Bus driver Crystal Garcia drives an average of 130 miles each day, consisting of four runs, two in the morning and two in the afterAcademy seeking applicants seminar ANNAPOLIS, Md. Applications are being accepted through March 31 for the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) 2012. NASS is designed for students who will have just completed their junior year of high school in the summer of 2012. This program is a fastpaced, six-day experience for high-achievers who may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nations service academies and serving as a military officer after graduation. NASS is held in three sessions: June 2 to 7; June 9 to 14; and June 16 to 21. Summer Seminar introduces students to the opportunities at the Naval Academy where academics, athletics and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nations leaders. Students will live in the dormitory; eat in the dining facility; participate in academic and leadership workshops; and experience a variety of other activities at the academy. Students will have an opportunity to see firsthand what the academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs. The academys current students, known as midshipmen, run the Summer Seminar training with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers. More than 2,250 students from around the U.S. attend this rigorous program each year. If you are a student who wants a summer challenge with the opportunity to sample university-level academics at a first-rate engineering school, Lt. Thomas Dotstry, the Naval Academy Summer Seminar officer-in-charge, explained, the Summer Seminar program will let you discover how the Naval Academy can help you achieve your goals, and give you a jump start on the admissions process. By applying to the 2012 Summer Seminar, students are also applying for admission to the Naval Academy, class of 2017. There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes available on April 1 for students desiring to apply for admission to USNA. Students with questions about NASS and the application process should call 410-293-4361 or visit www.usna.edu/ admissions. The deadline for applications is March 31. Seminar fee is $350. Final results show Dunnellon youths did well at SEYF Photos by Miss Ellie/Wonder PicsDunnellon High Schools Brittany Landers runs one of her dogs through an obstacle course during the Southeastern Youth Fair in late February at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. JOE DUNAWAY/For the Riverland NewsBus driver Crystal Garcia stands next to her bright yellow International school bus. School Distirct paid more than $15,000 in February for fuel JOE DUNAWAY For the Riverland News OCALA For Casey Weber, Isabella Ryan and Chelsea Dominey and other seniors at Dunnellon High School, they recently closed the chapter on their days participating in the Southeastern Youth Fair. Thats not to say they wont return in some capacity in the future, perhaps as parents of youths involved in the annual showcase drawing talent countywide in the agricultural circle. For others, such as Ashlee, Savannah and A.J. Winn, Megan Sereda, Brittany Landers, Adam Shepherd, Savannah Thompson, Connor Wentz and Ele Goodloe, theres still time left for them to compete in the showcase event for those involved in FFA or 4-H. Many of those competing this year have experience or it was their first time, as was the case for Shepherd. All of my buddies have been doing it, so I decided to get involved, the Dunnellon Middle School student explained. Its been a pretty good experience so far. He was nervous as he waited for his class to be called Friday night at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Shepherd, whos been around swine for the better part of his life, said he learned a lot throughout his first time raising a hog for the show. His father agreed. He really liked it, his father, Steve, said. I think he learned it was more responsibility than he realized. Both though, learned one valuable lesson throughout the experience. Using moms crock pot to prepare meals will be off limits next year. We cooked several different things, but mostly corn, Steve explained. If its cooked, they can digest anything, but if its not cooked, they have a harder time digesting it and it doesnt help. But mom does need a new crock pot. For Weber and Dominey, the week of competition marked an end to their careers. Weber, whos won a number of events throughout her 10 years participating in various categories, was pleased with her performance throughout the week, but admitted it was bittersweet. Dominey, who finished fourth in Class 4 of the Swine Show, said its been an emotional week. Im very happy with where I finished, she said. I had a lot of fun this week, but its going to be sad that its over. The senior, crowned homecoming queen this past fall, explained the hardest part is knowing you sell your hog to be slaughtered. You really get attached to them, she said. Its hard having to sell them. But she was certain of one thing. Hes going to taste real good, she said of her hog. Special to the Riverland News 4-Hers bring home honors Dunnellon 4H Club participated in the Southeastern Youth Fair in late February. Twenty-eight members had a combined total of 174 entries in Home Arts, Plants, Animal Fever, Baking, Contests and Animal Projects. The theme for this years Club Display was Growing Tomorrows Leaders Today. The club took home a third-place Rosette to start the fair with. The following members earned Blue, Red or White Ribbons for their Home Arts Projects. In the Junior Division: Rosie Bailey, Kelley Stump, Megan Sereda, Mason Sereda, Kirin Maharaj, Ishana Maharaj, Kylee Follett, Jayme Smith, Bradley Rush, Michael Livingston, Matthew Livingston, Logan White, Andrew Mills, Maggie Barde, Tyler Dellaria. In the Intermediate Division: Hannah Chung and Daniel Spence. In the Senior Division: Rylie Nonnemacher, Caitlyn Dunning and Serenity Skillman. The Watch Me Grow Division: Sydney White, Madilyn Sereda, Natalee Beasley, Tawanie Dellaria and Hailey Rush. In the Vegetable Division, club members grew Collards, Romaine Lettuce and Cabbage. Tyler Dellaria from Mr. Sapps class won first-place; Megan Sereda won second with the Romaine Lettuce; and Rosie Bailey took home third place. The Plants Division: JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BUSING page 15 Special to the Riverland News See 4-HERS page 15 Dunnellon High School junior Connor Wentz attempts get to ge the judges attention during the Swine Show. Wentz placed first in the Clas 10 divsion at the SEYF.

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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 2012-2013 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/dept/fep/ind ex.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 school-year 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 NW 7 Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7 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 school-year PreK/VPK will be offered in 18 classrooms at 15 public elementary schools: Anthony, Belleview, College Park, East Marion, Emerald Shores, Evergreen, Fessenden, Ft. 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 352-620-7652. to arrive on the scene. Codis car was not the only vehicle damaged by the blaze. Junior Richie Litterines car was also damaged, but not beyond repair. I found out about the fire when we heard a boom outside of coach Beasleys class and saw fire on the car outside his window, Litterine said. At first, the fire was really small and we didnt really think much of it because there were administrators and others out there with fire extinguishers spraying the car. A couple minutes later the fire started to increase in size until it got what looked to be about 20 feet high, and thats when I noticed that the car on fire was the one right next to mine. Litterine said he usually parks his Honda CRV in nearly the same spot each day, and is not sure yet the cost of the damages, only that it will be repaired. As Codis mom dropped her off early for school on Monday morning, Codi exited the car with what was left of her books in plastic bags. She has wrapped them because, between the fire damage and the water damage, the items smelled and were still damp. 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Im super excited for the support group to grow, she said. Its kind of been my project to get more teens there. I know that not everyone is as outspoken and open about their disease as I am, but once they come to this group, Im hoping that their feelings about it will change. TEEN continued from page 8 Parents should apply now for Pre-K, VPK programs Special to the Riverland News 000AUAC FREE Sweepstakes 100 Tokens Every Time You Come In! Great Food and Family Fun for Everyone! Enjoy Great Food prepared and served by Bill and the staff of Bills Grill. WIN CASH PRIZES while supporting Floridas Veterans by participating in the Florida VFW Foundation Sweepstakes Program. BINGO FRIDAYS 12-2pm! Plus we have family games, music, additional room for your private gatherings, sweepstakes, great food and more! 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd. (488), Dunnellon For more information call 352-489-1772 Mon. Sat., 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Extended Hours by Reservation) NOW OPEN! 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F ree AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance now through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W-2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066.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. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702. 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. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 000AU96 Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Last years Federal Income Tax Return (2010 income tax return) Social Security cards for all taxpayers and dependents Correct birthdates for all names that appear on the return All Important Tax Documents (W-2s, 1099s, 1098 for mortgage interest, property taxes) Picture ID including spouses, if married and filing joint returns For education credits, bring 1098T and the amount paid for qualified expenses Student Loans Interest: F1098E For dependent care credit, Child care providers name, address, SSN/EIN and amount you paid Cancellation of Debt: F1099C Sch CEZ/Sch CCall our office for more details. Voided check and saving account number for direct deposit of your refund (this is optional, but gets your cash to you faster.) If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will NOT prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Chris Cotter at 352-732-9696, ext. 209. United Way offers FREE tax preparation

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R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 13 Rachael Horne, Tennis The junior has improved dramatically on her strokes and placement of the ball over the last month. She is very consistent with her serves rarely double faulting. Angelique DeFevers, Girls Track DeFevers took first place in the second heat with a time of 1:10 in the 400-meter. This was the first time running this event, Dunnellon Coach Karen Noffsinger said, noting it was Tuesday, March 6, at the Lake Weir Invitational. Angelique DeFevers Rachel Horne SPORTS BRIEFS 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 368-8825.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. DHS football schedules Spring game The 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. Lady Tigers roar in three district wins The Dunnellon High School girls softball team went big this week in posting three big victories. The Lady Tigers are now ranked second in the district thus far with a 4-6 record in 10 games. On Tuesday, March 6, Dunnellon competed against Eustis at home, coming away with a convincing 144 victory against the Lady Panthers. Offensively, Jody Weber went 3for-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs. Alora Thompson went 3-for-3 with one double and five RBIs. Ashlee Winn went 2-for-3. Nicole Drew and Elizabeth Wright also went 2-for-3. Nicole Drew pitched five innings while surrendering only one hit in picking up the victory. On Thursday, March 8, the Lady Tigers competed against a familiar foe, squaring off against Hernando on the road. Dunnellon came away with a hard-fought, district win, 63, in a hostile environment. Sophomores Ashlee Winn, who went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI, and Jody Weber went 3for-4 with three RBIs. Alyssa Claffey went 2-for-4 with a RBI. The Lady Tigers had runners on in every inning but one. Nicole Drew pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and two walks. For their final game of the week, the Lady Tigers played a heavy team that is always tough competition, Crystal River. Dunnellon finished a strong week in great fashion, defeating the Pirates, 9-1, capping off an impressive week by winning three district games. The Lady Tigers had a strong performance from Nicole Drew pitching a complete game, while surrendering one run. Offensively, Dunnellon was led by sister duo, Alora Thompson, who went 3-for-5, allowing two runs to score and had three RBIs, and Cierra Thompson, who went 2-for2. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Belleview and Wednesday against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers plays at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Tavares, which posted a 9-8 victory earlier this season. Dunnellon now in second place in district standings AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News BOWLING SCORES PARKVIEW LANES WEEKLY NEWS League scores for the week ending March 11: HOLDER HOTSHOTS LEAGUE MEETING: The league meeting for the next 12week session of the Thursday night Holder Hotshots will be at 7 p.m. March 29. The four-person teams can be all women, all men or mixed, and bowlers may sign up as individuals. MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: Handicap: Dennis Flanagan 283, 766; Todd Cridland 278; Raul Rosales 767; Dorine Fugere 254, 690; Stephanie Flory 250; Linda Dudziak 683. Scratch: Todd Cridland 278, 705; Dennis Flanagan 258; Sean Fugere 705; Eric Glowacki 701; Dorine Fugere 235, 633; K.C. Cridland 225; Stephanie Flory 580. PRESERVE PINBUSTERS: Handicap: Emile Guay 249, 699; Frank Shea 233; Clarence Pelkie 641; Joyce Swarm 242; Sally Shepard 241; Lorraine Guay 658; Lucy Smallwood 641. Scratch: Ken Sprague 221, 578; Emile Guay 218, 606; Joyce Swarm 179; Bobbie Christensen 170; Jan Miller 473; Lucy Smallwood 455. SUNCOAST SENIORS: Handicap: Murphy Combs 256, 727; Ray Cusimano 250, 693; Lynda Morgan 244; Wanda Klik 244; Pat Combs 229, 644; Barb Steffen 614. Scratch: Murphy Combs 237, 670; Jerry Ness 204, 593; Wanda Klik 184; Lynda Morgan 171; Barb Steffen 464; Pat Combs 461. LADIES CLASSIC: Handicap: Cheryl Clamer 262, 746; Peg Hess 257; Pat Ouellette 737. Scratch: Pat Ouellette 184, 530; Myla Wexler 184, 480; Judy Hindbaugh 178. LATE STARTERS: Handicap: Ted Rafanan 250; Victor Maldonado 246; Andre Boetius 667; Bob Biggs 658; Linda Vehrs 251, 671; Carolyn McKeithan 234, 632. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 246, 617; Skip George 214; Bob Biggs 574; Linda Vehrs 210, 548; Fran Barlow 201, 499. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN: Handicap: Marc Grasso 293, 790; Larry James Nevels 288, 801. Scratch: Marc Grasso 269, 718; Sean Fugere 258, 711; Wes Foley 258. PARKVIEW LANES WOMENS TRIO: Handicap: Denise Hogan 243; Fran Barlow 241, 642; Carol Vandyke 667. Scratch: Fran Barlow 205, 534; Marilyn Seymour 181; Terri Moorbeck 480. GOOD TIME BOWLERS: Handicap: Bill Montross 233; Bob Krueger 227, 660; Jim Mason 630; Barb McNally 241, 630; Alice Bahrs 240; Janet Murray 632. Scratch: Bill Montross 188; Dave Messenger 178; Bob Krueger 178, 507; Barb McNally 200, 507; Janet Murray 190, 515. HOLDER HOTSHOTS: Handicap: Lyle Ternes 270, 747; Mike Calcagni 265; Shorty Williams 717; Brenda Ratliff 253, 710; Tammy Woodburn 251; Phyllis Ternes 703. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 237, 564; Lyle Ternes 216, 585; Ellen Bowman 171, 461; Kathy Calcagni 165,482. PARKVIEW OWLS: Handicap: Damon Mills-Smith 294, 849; Jim Dollar 291; Charlie Stein 752; Darlene Arndt 289, 769; Debbie Mills 288, 807. Scratch: Charlie Stein 289, 752; Ryan Aguilar 243, 685; Dorine Fugere 218, 537; Debbie Mills 201, 546; Debbie Mills 201. BOWLERS OF THE WEEK: Terry Brown, 105 pins over her average, and Larry James Nevels and Damon Mills-Smith, 129 pins over their averages. 000ATTE Y o u r H o m e t o w n F i s h M a r k e t S i m p l y S e a f o o d LLC Tuesday Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 10am-3pm NOW ACCEPTING EBT Find us on Facebook SIMPLY SEAFOOD LLC John & Debra 12149 S. Williams St., Dunnellon 352-465-7887 Deb is Back! DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY SIMPLY SEAFOOD DHS tennis nets another victory The Dunnellon High School girls tennis team notched another team victory Thursday, March 8, when the Lady Tigers bested Lake Weir, 7-0. Each girl won their individual matches while sweeping the doubles contests. Alex Love won her match, 8-0. I was placing the ball well and hitting good spots with my serves, Love said. My opponent wasnt big on hustling to the ball so I hit deep in the corners and had a lot of winners. Jade Gardner, Tia Love and April Hargabus all toppled their opponents, 8-0. The lone player that didnt end with the same score was Rachel Horne, who won 8-1. For doubles Alex Love and Jade Gardner teamed up for an 8-1 victory while Tia Love and Danielle Prinz posted an 8-2 victory. There was a lot of stupid mistakes, but I believe we won because they could not return the balls, Prinz said. I used my backhand for the majority of the time. For some reason it was my more confident swing this match. We needed that win, it reminds us that hard work does pay off. It was a good game, I enjoy playing doubles. Dunnellon played Tuesday at Gainesville Eastside. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play at 4 p.m. today at home against West Port. RAINBOW SPRINGS LGA RESULTS DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland News Madeline Tourne returns a volley against Thursday against Lake Weir. Lady Tigers throttle Lake Weir, 7-0, in dominating fashion On March 8, the LGA played a game of two best balls of four. First Low Net was the team of Gwen Baker, Karin Hopkins, Fran Scasny and Diane McGrail; Second Low Net was a tie between the teams of Janice Villa, Jan Botzenhart, Marlena Laclair and Beth Stroble, Lynn Barber, Anna Coombes and Shirley MacDonald. Birdies: Janice Villa, Diane Broadway and Trudy Richard. Chip-Ins: Diane Broadway, Anna Coombes, Betty Cannaday and Sue Medford. Greenies: Bette Hubbard, Terry Herbert, M.J. Strelec, Trudy Richard and Diane Broadway. On March 1, the event was Low Gross, Low Net. There were 13 players. In the first flight: Low gross: Janice Villa, 91; first Low Net: Karin Hopkins, 74; second Low Net, Janice Botzenhart, 78. In the second flight: Low Gross: Diane Broadway, 101; first Low Net: Rhea Raw, 75; second Low Net: Gerry Young, 78. Birdies: Toni Bulson and Di Smith. Greenies: Toni Bulson, hole No. 4; Janice Villa, hole No. 8; Di Smith, hole No. 13; Diane Broadway, hole No. 16. The LGA completed a three-day tournament Feb. 23 with paired match play. In the championship flight: Flight 1 winners were: Marlena Laclair and Lynn Barber. Flight 2 winners were: Shari Harris and Karen Hopkins. Flight 3 winners were: Rhea Raw and Janice Botzenhart. In the consolation flight: Flight 1 winners were: MaryLou Gebhardt and Beth Maslar. Flight 2 winners were: Ann Carter and Pauline Wiesen. Flight 3 winners were: Ann Kuhlmey and Susan Murray. Tia Love looks to return a shot with her forehand against a Lake Weir opponent. RACHEL HORNE For the Riverland News

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA television camera films a segment featuring students from Romeo and Dunnellon elementary schools during the third annual Char lie Dixon Music Festival last Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ocala. The program, featuring students from elementary schools countywide, was taped a s district officials plan to the program at a later date on the Marion Education Channel, available on local cable channels including Brighthouse 198, Comcast 9 9, and Cox 12, as well as overthe-air on digital channel 7.1. Dunnellon Elementary School students Mary Caprio, left, and Marta Cruz, above, along with Romeo student Erica Morales keeps an attentive eye on the start of the performance. The annual festival, showcasing the musical talent at elementary schools countywide is done to stress the importance of providing the arts, particulary the arts, to young schoolaged children, not only countywide, but nationwide. TOP: Romeo music teacher Sandra Collins helps direct students from Romeo and Dunnellon during their performance. Students from the schools performed two songs and received a large ovation for their performance. ABOVE LEFT: Cassandra Damien, front, and Austin Coomer, with back-to-back to Damien, strike a pose during a song. ABOVE RIGHT: Desiree Weidman, left, and Jacqueline LeBlanc shake their tamborines during a musicl number. BOTTOM: Dunnellon Elementary School student Anthony Litterine plays the drums during the students performance of We Are the World.

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Megan Sereda, Logan White and Michael Livingston all received firstplace Rosettes; second-place Rosettes went to Kelley Stump and Maggie Barde; third-place Rosettes went to Matthew Livingston and Kirin Maharaj. Rosie Bailey received a Blue ribbon. Megan Sereda, Rylie Nonnemacher and the club hog all received Blue ribbons for their hogs. Rylie, Megan and Maggie Barde participated in Showmanship. Rylie and Logan White did the Swine Skill-a-thon. Rosie Bailey along with Megan and Rylie all had excellent Record books and are now waiting to be judged at the County Level. Rosie and A.J. Mills did the Auction of the club hog. In the Rabbit Division: Kelley Stump earned Blue and Best of Breed for her Dutch Rabbit. Kylee Follett earned a Blue and she won first place in Showmanship. Kirin Maharaj earned a Blue Ribbon for her Rabbit and in the Poster Contest. Rosie Bailey won a Blue, Red and White for her Rabbits and a Red for her Poster. Hannah Chung also earned a Blue for her Dutch, who was the father of the above rabbits. In the Chicken Division: Logan White earned a Red for his Silkie. Rosie earned three Blue Ribbons, and one Red for her chickens and Roster. Her Chicken Poster earned a third-place Rosette. In the Conservation Tray Division, Logan White won second and $50 and Matthew Livingston won third and $25. In Consumer Choice Judging, Rylie Nonnnemacher won first place in Oral Reasoning. At the State Competition, she placed second in Oral Reasoning and second in Team Judging. Hannah Chung placed third in Oral Reasoning and third in Team Judging. The Dunnellon 4H Leaders are Louetta Hartigan, Carrie Crile and Donna Darden. grand prize with his short documentary, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment. There was two first-place winners selected, as well as eight second-place finishers. Futch was one of eight third-place prize winners in the competition, putting her in the top 18, nationwide. This years event, which drew more than 1,200 student videos, C-SPAN noted it had received its highest number of entries in contest history. Futch, who said shell attend West Port High School next fall and plans to enroll in its Video Production program, was one of four contestants from the state to place. Chad Klitzman and Dustin Slade, 12th-graders from Cypress Bay High School in Weston, earned a second-place finish for their video, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Initially, Futch had not planned to enter the contest, but at the urging of Wood, she began formulating her idea and piecing it together. She spent a week prior to the deadline preparing her entry, using footage from her interviews with OConnor and Graham, combing footage from C-SPAN as well, per contest rules. The last few days, I was shooting stuff to add, she said, explaining its the longest video shes produced during her time in the class. It was a lot of work, but I was doubtful Id even place. Futch and Wood nearly encountered one major bump in submitting the entry. Per the contest rules, the documentary had to be uploaded through the website. When Wood attempted to upload the video to the website at the school, it wouldnt allow her to. So, with the clock ticking, she placed the video on a flash drive and went home. There, Wood said she attempted to upload the video unsuccessfully, so she called contest organizers and explained the situation. They told me to just mail it to them, so I dropped the flash drive in an envelope and sent it off, she explained. They were just super great about it and understood the whole situation. As a part of finishing third, Futch will conduct a Skype interview with officials from C-SPAN to be interviewed for a segment to air nationwide Sunday, April 3. She will also receive a cash prize of $750. Being on the other side of the camera will be a new experience, Futch admitted. Im kind of nervous, she explained. Itll be kind of weird. Winning accolades and honors certainly arent anything new for students in Beth Woods Video Production Class, but of the more than three dozen countywide and statewide awards, but this is by far the biggest honor a student in the program has earned. Im just thrilled to death for her, Wood said. Im really proud of her. Wood admitted she was hopeful for a student to enter the contest this year with all of the work theyve put in this year and the interviews theyve secured. Its really tough to sit down and independently do a documentary, Wood said. Im sure most of the others are class or team projects. For a student to sit down and do this independently is just awesome. Taylor was very committed to getting this done. I cannot say enough about her. For a list of complete winners and their videos, visit www.studentcam. org/Winners12.htm. To see Futchs video, visit http://studentcam.viddler. com/videos/watch.php?idf 12dfd1c. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 15 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. 270-0315-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A REZONING REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-14 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE DISAPPROVE A REQUEST TO AMEND THE ZONING OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 6.3 ENTITLED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS, TO REZONE THE PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS PARCEL NUMBER 3383-007004 ON THE MARION COUNTY PARCEL ROLLS AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18, PLAT BOOK F PAGE 027 RAINBOW RIVER ACRES BLK G LOTS 4.5.6, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, FROM R3A RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY TO B-3 CENTRAL BUSINESS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Rezoning from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.3 of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. 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Servicing Dunnellon High School as well as Romeo Elementary, Garcias route (Route 3005) starts at 6:18 in the morning, making stops at the communities of Rainbow Lakes Estates, Lake Tropicana, The Forest at Rainbow Springs, and Juliette Falls. As a bus driver Garcia is responsible for fueling her bus with 30 gallons of diesel every other day, as well as routine cleaning of her bus. My route is one of the shorter runs in the zone 3 fleet. said Garcia who transports and average of 70 students in the mornings, and 80 in the afternoons. Taking budget cuts into consideration if this trend in rising fuel prices continues, Marion County Schools will surely feel the impact where it counts, the students quality of education. BUSING continued from page 10 4-HERS continued from page 10 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTaylor Futchs classmates watch her documentary, which was broadcast on the Morning Madness for the whole school to view. AWARD continued from page 1 (352) 489-6055 000AU8L AUNT BOBBYS 20561 Powell Rd. One block west of Bank of America Hours: Tues. Sat 10-4 A u n t B o b b y s A n t i q u e s Aunt Bobby s Antiques & C o l l e c t a b l e s & Collectables Come in and see why we are worth the drive! Green Thumb Specials Metal Yard Art Crystal Bird Baths & Feeders Potting Tables Patio Furniture Bird Houses Send your meeting news to Riverland News at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432-6035; e-mail editor@riverlandnews.com

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 000ATJ9 RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT OR We have the news covered from Red Light Cameras to Green light Communications $ 27 00 1 year Subscription Subscribe Today and SAVE $ Ask For Code MO Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com *Must be local, in-county delivery. Offer expires 4/4/2012 000ASCO 11250 SW 93rd Ct., #10, Ocala, FL 34481 352-671-2999 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL (1/2 mile east of Walmart) 352-419-7911 SALE ENDS MARCH 19, 2012 Insurance coverage subject to qualifications under your policy. Factory Inventory Reduction Sale The Mini with our Average Claim You Pay $295 Great Savings with Most Medical Plans You may qualify for up to $3,000 in Hearing Aid benefits. Take advantage of your plan before they change it! Marion County Procurement Services kicked off a monthlong campaign geared toward expanding work with local businesses at the March 6 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Pictured (left to right) Commissioner Mike Amsden, Commission Vice Chair Kathy Bryant, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, Business Services Specialist April Chappell, Commissioner Carl Zalak, III, Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen, Procurement Contract Analyst Carrie Hyde and Commissioner Stan McClain. County launches monthlong campaign to expand work with local businesses MARION COUNTY, Fla. (March 6, 2012) Beverages, fencing services, junk/litter removal, medical supplies and tire sales/disposal. At first glance, this seems like a disparate mix of services to group together. What they have in common, however, is that theyre each one of the 116 commodity/service areas for which Marion County Procurement Services (and other county departments) solicit quotes and proposals. At todays Board of County Commissioners meeting, Procurement Services launched a monthlong campaign geared toward increasing awareness of the countys need for these types of wide-ranging services and for encouraging our local businesses to participate in the bidding and quote processes that are part of obtaining those services. The ultimate goal keep tax dollars circulating locally when possible. Our communitys economic success depends on local businesses, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. Through this campaign, we will raise awareness of additional revenue possibilities for Marion County businesses. An area that Procurement Services staff is particularly focused on through its campaign is increasing the number of businesses registered in its local business directory. The directory is one of the biggest perks the county offers to local businesses according to Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen. By signing up with the local business directory, vendors are automatically notified about quotes and bids specific to the commodity or service the vendor has chosen on the application, Olsen said. This is a free service the county offers to local vendors only. Businesses can complete and submit the local business directory application online at www.marioncountyfl.org/pr ocurement.htm. Procurement Services will host a vendor open house at its office (2511 SE Third St., Ocala) as part of its campaign on Tuesday, Mar. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; at the event businesses can learn more about how to work with Marion County. Staff members are also scheduling presentations with local business groups to discuss the basics of working with the county. To pre-register for the vendor open house (walk-ins are also welcome) or see about scheduling a presentation for your business group, contact Procurement Services at 352-671-8444 or purchasing@marioncountyfl.org. COMMUNITY BRIEF Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year 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.

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Friends preparing for April book sale The Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, is preparing for its end of April Spring Book Sale. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends want to thank the community for their continued support of the store and for the success of our holiday sales including Valentines week. Please bring us your gently read book donations. No encyclopedias or Readers Digest, please. Just bring books into the store when its open, or leave them in the bin outside the stores door. The Book Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the library at 4382520. Living with Chronic Disease workshops slatedLocal 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. Items for homeless program neededThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. L ast year pathologists from Gainesville informed consumers of a downy mildew that had been found for the first time in Florida on the plant Impatiens. This is a popular bedding plant for many gardeners, and can prove devastating to the flower. The pathogen is a water mold and cool moist weather helps the pest take hold. It is specific to impatiens and can be spread easily by wind, and splashing water. Warmer weather can help the plant, but this spring has been cool and damp, ideal. The disease can be found more commonly in young material, so when buying plants check to make sure that the plant is healthy. Leaves will look stippled (wavy), and the green color will begin to look yellow. Leaves will fall off leaving a bare stem. The yellow, or sometimes the early-infected leaves will appear white to gray on the underside. If you find infected plants then it is sensible to carefully remove them from your planting, bag in a sealed bag, and dispose of. Do not add this material to your compost, as the spores will continue to develop and survive. Avoid doing cuttings if you wish to propagate and use seeds instead. One can use fungicides but, according to the department of Agriculture, this works best before infection is seen so is more preventative than a cure. With the wonderful spring rains that are arriving now is a good time to fertilize lawns. Make sure that the directions are followed to avoid run off and excess simply going into waterways, and your home supplies of water. Pruning can begin on your trees and shrubs, including Azaleas once the plant finishes flowering. I have seen lawn mowers out and about, but do not cut too tight and allow the grass to fill, and give a nice lawn. Vegetable plants are growing and with the frosts gone, tomatoes can be moved outside. I am planting corn and extra greens in an effort to get extra feed for my poultry. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 17 000AORQ 000ATVJ 0 0 0 A O 1 0 This message provided by this newspaper. Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Challenge March 24 10:00 a.m. The rally will begin at Winding River Park, Yankeetown. Participants will paddle down the Withlacoochee to Bennetts Creek and return to Winding River Park. Pre-registration $25 Day of event $30 For information on registration call Jack Schofield 352-447-6152 or email warinc.directors@gmail.com Proceeds benefit the Withlacoochee Area Residents Visit us on the Web at: warinconline.com 000ANW9 Keep an eye out for destructive mildew Tracy Jenner RIVERLAND GARDENER DICK MORTON/For the Riverland NewsThe Annie W. Johnson Family and Senior Center recently had a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new food pantry expansion. Pictured, from left, are: Sandy Gomez, Annie Board of Director; Chris Cotter, United Way of Marion County; John Lawerence, Moose Lodge; Pat Coles, Citrus County Senior Services supervisor; Chet Garron, Moose Lodge; Beverly Leisure, Dunnellon Chamber executive director; Mac Sheffield, Annie Board of Director; Robert McKenzie, Annie Board of Director; Caroline Winterton, Annie Board of Director; Fred Ward, Annie Board of Director; Larry Cooper, Annie Johnson executive director; Joyce Bergeron, Annie Board of Director; and Christine Avina, client service director. The Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is at 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-489-8021. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Annie W. Johnson food pantry ribbon cutting

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Edna M. Chancey, 79Edna M. Chancey, 79 of Dunnellon, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 in the loving care of her family and the staff of Legacy House of Hospice of Marion County. She was born on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1932 to Kenneth L. and Margaret Wheatfill in Terre Haute, Ind. She moved to Kissimmee in 1959 from Terre Haute. She then moved to Orlando in 1961, where she worked for several insurance agencies for over 10 years. She then went to work in Orlando for Boise Cascade Corporation in 1970, retiring as shipping supervisor after 17 years of service. She and her husband, Ralph, then moved to Crystal River, where she went to work for Harold B. Stephens, Atty. for 2 years. She has lived in the Dunnellon area since 1993 and moved into Dunnellon Square Mobile Home Park in 2001. She was an active resident in the park, having been secretary of their homeowners association as well as president of the association. She also wrote their monthly newsletter for several years. She was a life member of the VFW Post #4864 Ladies Auxiliary of Citrus Springs. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. Edna was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Christine Tillman; brother, Raymond Wheatfill and by her husband, Ralph after 38 years of marriage. Between them, they had eight children, which included one son and seven daughters, Robert Patterson of Coleman, Vicki Tillman of Ruskin, Cathy Josyln of Venice, Cheryl Clayton of Walterboro, S.C., Sandi Detrick of St. Paris, Ohio, Shelly Frazier of Tallahassee, Laura Jergens of Roopville, Ga. and Missy Hendrix of Perry, Ga. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and sister, Wanda Acosta of Dunnellon. Viewing will take place at Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The funeral service will be at Fero Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., with the Reverend Jess Burton of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home, www.ferofuneralhome.com. Margaret Lucille Ledford Pelletier, 86Margaret Lucille Ledford Pelletier, 86, died Feb. 29, 2012, after a brief illness. A native of Franklin, N.C., Mrs. Pelletier was the daughter of the late Oscar Ledford and Lexie Farmer Ledford and lived most of her life in Florida. Margaret Lucille loved life and was known for how she could say words that could make one laugh. Mrs. Pelletier was one of Jehovahs Witnesses; she attended the Citrus Springs Congregation. In addition to her parents, brothers and sisters, Mrs. Pelletier is preceded in death by her husband, Rosaire Pelletier. She is survived by her sister, Grace Ledford Ensley of Sylva, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family. A private interment took place March 3, 2012 in Homosassa. A service celebrating her life will take place Mar. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Citrus Springs Kingdom Hall. Those who knew and loved her spirit are invited. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Legacy House in Ocala. Michael Tousignant, 70Michael Troll Tousignant, 70, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 17 2012 at Dunnellon Masonic Lodge 136, 20751 Powell Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon was in charge of arrangements. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I 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 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 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 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. 000AQDK 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 000ATSQ 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 Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 000A1L8 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 4:00 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000A1LC 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 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 000ADBE 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 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000AU8E Podiatric Physician & Surgeon OBITUARIES Edna M. Chancey Lenten Schedule at Peace Lutheran Peace Lutheran Church at 7201 S. U.S. 41, 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is celebrating the season of Lent, which leads to Easter. This year, Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and each service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6.. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. For more information, contact the church office at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org. CHURCH BRIEF Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272.

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Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert slatedThe University of Florida Cello students, conducted by Steven Thomas, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. This presentation consists of musical styles from the Renaissance and Baroque works by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Handel, to the Romantic period by Buckner and Popper, concluding with Brazilian works by VillaLobos. A love offering will be taken at the end of the concert with all proceeds going to the performers. Church slates Holy Week activitiesJoy Lutheran Church, at 6:45 p.m. beginning Maundy Thursday, April 5, the worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the worshipers will quietly leave. At 2 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, the Joy choir will present the cantata The Shadow of the Cross. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will have an Easter Vigil at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for an hour and a half. There will be readings, songs and communion depicting the creation through the life of Jesus. Easter Sunday services will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting. Two services will follow in the church sanctuary, the first at 8:30, the second at 10:30 The public is welcome. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State 200, Ocala. For more information, call 854-4509 ext. 221. First Assembly to host dinner, showFirst Assembly of God of Dunnellon will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Show, A Walk Down Memory Lane, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23. The show is a musical journey from the 1900s through the 1960s. The dinner will follow the show. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults, $6; children, ages 5 to 12, $4; and children younger than 4, free. The church is at 2872 W. Dunnellon Road, County Road 488, across from Nichols Lumber. For more information, call 489-8455. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. 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. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTiffany Lee, right, and Michelle Leonard, discuss team fundraising ideas with J.R. Smith at the most recent Relay for Life Team Party. The final Relay for Life team meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Organizers will go over the activities for the night of the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for April 6 and 7 at Dunnellon High School. Paint the Town Purple is scheduled for Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Tammy Myers 465-8510 or email tmyers@dunnellonpd.org. 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Cards Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 276-0322 RIV Maxwell, Edith Mary 2012-CP-199-F Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012-CP-199-F IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH MARY MAXWELL a/k/a EDITH M. MAXWELL a/k/a EDITH MAXWELL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH MARY MAXWELL a/k/a EDITH M. MAXWELL a/k/a EDITH MAXWELL, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2011 and whose Social Security Number is 155-07-5683, File Number 2012-CP-199-F, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 15, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ PATRICIA A. SOWLE 18509 S.W. 44th Street, Dunnellon, Florida 34432 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ JOEL O. PARKER, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0070201 P.O. Drawer 3480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 March 15 and 22, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 277-0322 RIV Vs. Chowdhury, Mohammed 42-2011-CA-001598 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 42-2011-CA-001598 IBERIABANK, as successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMMED CHOWDHURY, individually, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MOHAMMED CHOWDHURY, individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 27th day of February, 2012, in Civil Action No. 42-2011-CA-001598, of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida, in which IBERIABANK is the Plaintiff, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Marion County Justice Center, 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475 at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following real property located in Maron County, Florida: See Exhibit A attached hereto. Dated this 28th day of February, 2012. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ E. Bridges, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A A portion of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 21 East, Marion County, Florida. More particularly described as follows: For a point of reference commence at the Northeast Corner of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 29; thence run along the North Boundary of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 29, S 89 degrees 08 W a distance of 25.00 Feet to a point on the Westerly Right of Way Line of N.W. 60th Avenue (50 Foot wide); thence along said Westerly Right of Way Line S 00 degrees 24 E a distance of 1298.28 Feet to the point of beginning; thence departing said Right of Way Line, run S 89 degrees 12 W a distance of 662.50 Feet; thence S 00 degrees 24 E a distance of 662.50; N 89 degrees 12 E a distance of 662.50 feet to a point on the westerly Right of Way Line of N.W. 60th Avenue (50 Foot Wide); thence along said Westerly Right of Way Line N 00 degrees 24 W a distance of 657.50 Feet to the point of beginning. March 15 and 22, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Lien Notices 274-0315 RIV 3/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 03/30/2012 AT 8:00 AM 1990 MAZDZ VIN# JM2UF3130L0859809 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to except or reject any and all bids. March 15, 2012. 275-0315 RIV4/3 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/03/2012 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. KMHJF35F2YU044549 2000 HYUNDAI March 15, 2012. 279-0315 RIV 4/3 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/03/2012, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FAFP53U9XG285533 1999 Ford Publish: March 15, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices Fictitious Name Notices 273-0315 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 278-0315 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: RS Legal Defense Fund located at P.O. Box 3021, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Deven Medical Center located at 11707 N. Williams St., Suite #2, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 6 day of March, 2012. /s/ Ulhas T. Deven/M.D. March 15, 2012. Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 7 day of March, 2012. /s/ Marvin Lynn Black Owner March 15, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Announcements Huge discounts when you buy 2 types of advertising! 122 weekly newspapers, 32 websites, 25 daily newspapers. Call now to diversify your advertising with Advertising Networks of Florida (866)742-1373 LARGEST BOOK SALE EVER + Antiques & Collectibles March 16 & 17 th Fri Sat 8:30 to 4:30 ALWAYS BOOKS TOO 4880 S. HWY 41 RLE, Dunnellon (352) 465-5713 Child Care Personnel TEACHER Fulltime, Exp. Req. CDA PreferredTODAYS CHILD(352) 344-9444 Medical AR/ASSISTANTFor busy office. Medical experience a must. (352) 489-2995 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 Professional COMMERCIAL LICENSED AGENT 220 OR 440 Please fax Resume 352-489-0384 or email bir dins@bellsouth.net Trades/ Skills DRIVERS Hometime Choices: Express lanes Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. WEEKLY, Full and Part time. Dry and Refrigerated, New Trucks! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVERS: RUN 5 STATES REGIONAL! Get Home Weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. required. SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 General Help 25 Driver Trainees Needed! Learn to drive for TMCTransportation Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! local CDL Training! Job ready in 3 weeks! (888)368-1964 DRIVER $0 TUITION CDL(A) Training & JOB! Top Industry Pay, Quality Training, Stability & Miles! *Short employment commitment required. (800)326-2778 www. 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Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com Work At Home HUGE OPPORTUNITY NEW CO. COMING TO THE AREA, LOOKING FOR (3) PROFESSIONAL SALES PEOPLE W/MANAGEMENT SKILLS... SIX FIGURE INCOME CALL: (302)497-0330 LV MSG Auctions 2 BIG AUCTIONS THIS WEEK THURS. Mar ch 15 Estate Auction Prev:12-Auction 3-Full! Riding yard machine, fresh hi-end estate furn., frig., DW, 30 flat screen, Viking Surger, tools & hshld galore! SA T ., Mar ch 17 SPOR TS MEM. AUCTIONw/Y ANKEES Prev:11 Auction 1pm HUGE coll. of signed memor. incl. Marino, Rolly Fingers, Yogi Berra+++ 1000s of sports cars sold by the piles incl. 1950s to now DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403R IVERLANDN EWSC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Auctions DUNNELLON MEAT & GROCERY ON-SITE LIQUIDATION AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 17th at 19140 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon FL 34432. Preview begins at 9:00am, sale begins at .10am Hobart model 4246 meat grinder, Hobart model 5614 band saw, Hobart model 2812 slicer, Hobart model HWS-4 wrap machine, Hobart scale, pallet jack, wire display racks, 2 Royal cash registers, voltage converter, 2 credit card machines, sanitizer station w/ hose, grease trap, Barker produce case, Cas digital scale, deli case, 4 Tyler meat cases, Dryer ice cream freezer, 2 True upright cabinet freezers, stainless prep tables, 5 meat carts w/ trays, Mr Winter 8x12 walk-in cooler, Frididaire A/C unit, Fedders A/C unit, Century fire safe, file cabinet, Gateway PC, shopping carts, metal shelving, utility sinks, MORE! Phoenix Auction Services, Inc. 352-463-0707 AU1437 AB2866 10% BP Furniture DK BROWN LEATHER LOVE SEAT, Excellent condition, double recliner. $250.00 Rich Brown Leather 382-352-7911 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Furnished, 1BR home with central A/C $600. 352-476-4964 INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $276/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 On Lake Rousseau 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60MH, 8x20 FL room, 8x10 shed, 2-stall carport, Withlacoochee Backwaters MHP, $8500. 352-219-2240 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3/2/2 RENT TO OWN Close to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes INVERNESS 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $276/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. 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22 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 0 0 0 A T Z A R I V E R L A N D R E A L T Y R I V E R L A N D R E A L T Y RIVERLAND REALTY 1 1 8 2 4 N W i l l i a m s S t r e e t D u n n e l l o n F L 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 8 2 4 N W i l l i a m s S t r e e t D u n n e l l o n F L 3 4 4 3 2 11824 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 P h o n e : ( 3 5 2 ) 4 8 9 4 5 1 1 F a x : ( 3 5 2 ) 4 8 9 9 9 7 6 P h o n e : ( 3 5 2 ) 4 8 9 4 5 1 1 F a x : ( 3 5 2 ) 4 8 9 9 9 7 6 Phone: (352) 489-4511 Fax: (352) 489-9976 E m a i l : r i v e r l a n d r e a l t y @ b e l l s o u t h n e t E m a i l : r i v e r l a n d r e a l t y @ b e l l s o u t h n e t Email: riverlandrealty@bellsouth.net THE REILLY & MOORE TEAM Awarded the Year 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS CIRCLE TEAM Awarded the Year 2011 Company TOP LISTING AND TOP SELLING REALTORS Recognized as one of the Year 2011 Realtor OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS WILBUR VANWYCK BROKER/REALTOR LINDA CORSE REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE OFFICE MANAGER Awarded the Year 2011 Coldwell Banker OFFICE MANAGERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FREDDIE GLENN MOORE REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE THOMAS REILLY REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE JAMES FRAISER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SOCIETY 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL TRACI SPANGLER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL STERLING SOCIETY 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL LORIE HOWARD REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL BETTY KOEHLER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL CELEBRATING 19 YEARS WITH COMPANY COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY WELCOMES THREE NEW REALTOR ASSOCIATES TO ITS TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL REALTORS SHARON BAKER, GRI REALTOR ASSOCIATE 36 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE LOUISE BONO REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE 37 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE DONNA JAMEISON REALTOR ASSOCIATE STARTING A NEW CAREER IN REAL ESTATE COLDWELL BANKER AND BROKER, WILBUR VANWYCK, RECONIZED THE FOLLOWING REALTORS THAT CONTINUE TO MAKE COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY THE LEADER IN REAL ESTATE LISTINGS & SALES FOR DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY CELEBRATED ANOTHER GREAT YEAR IN REAL ESTATE AT ITS YEAR 2011 AWARDS BANQUET Top 20 list for units sold out of 866 Coldwell Banker Offices of similar size in North America



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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, March 15, 2012 Vol 30 No. 22 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Red Brick Schoolhouse reunion slated March 17The Dunnellon High School Red Brick Schoolhouse reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon on State Road 40 West. Come early and see your old friends and classmates. For more information, call Helene Greenwood at 465-1093.City seeking photos for websiteThe city of Dunnellon is in the process of upgrading the city's website and is in need of photos featuring the beauty of the area. Photos along the rivers including Rainbow Springs, nature, wildlife and recreational activities will be considered. Additionally, communitywide events, area trails, area landscapes and historic landmarks will be considered. Credit will be given to the photographer submitting the image if used on the website. Original, unedited copies of the photos are needed. Deadline is March 21. Email photos to Dawn Bowne, city clerk, at dbowne@dunnellon.org. For more information, call 465-8500, ext. 1002.Annual Green Thumb Show slated SaturdayThe fifth annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in downtown Historic Dunnellon. Vendors will sell orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants. For more information, call Nancy at 352-208-6789.Chamber schedules Easter Egg HuntThe Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Happy Acres Ranch, will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the ranch at 10051 S.W. 125 Terrace. Tours of the facility will be available with the actual Easter Egg hunt beginning at 2:30. There will be two hunts, one for children 7 and younger; the second for children 8 and older. For more information, call 489-8433. Report: 2 charged with possesion of drugs A pair of New York residents traveling through the area during the weekend ran afoul with law enforcement agencies Friday night, police reports stated. According to the Dunnellon Police Department, Richard J. Rosario Jr., 30, Hudson, N.Y., the driver, was stopped because he and his passenger, Heather Larson, 40, also of Hudson, N.Y., were not wearing their seatbelts. While attempting to identify Rosario, due to him not having his valid drivers license in his possession, he handed Officer Shane Yox a crumpled up citation he received from another agency, due to it having his name on it. When Officer Yox opened up the crumpled citation, there were several pieces of green leaf-like substance inside it, the report stated. Officer Yox called over Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez over to the vehicle so Sgt. Gonzalez could identify the substance, which turned out to be mariCouncil defends surcharge The chorus of boos echoed throughout the parking lot Monday morning at City Hall as elected officials made their way inside for a joint City-County meeting. As the 200-plus Rainbow Springs residents gathered they also let officials know of their opinion about the 25 percent surcharge tacked onto the water bills, chanting surcharge unfair, surcharge unfair. For the most part some officials walked along, not saying much to the crowd, while others such as Councilwoman Penny Fleeger pumped her fists in the air eliciting reaction from the crowd. As Mayor Ward approached, he held out his hands. County Commissioners who arrived werent safe from the boos; however, were much more jovial and interacted with the residents gathered in protest of the surcharge the city imposed after purchasing Rainbow Springs Utility for slightly less than $6 million in December. As officials waded through discussions regarding the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport and update about Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the crowd seemed eager for elected officials to begin discussions about the more than 50 people packed inside Council Chambers and the more than 200 outside who had come to hear and seek answers. Mayor Fred Ward started the discussions by defending the Councils decision to add a 25 percent surcharge on top of the customers rates, which are currently 80 percent of what regular utility customers pay now. Officials plan to bring their rates even in the next five years at which time, Rainbow Springs utility users will pay a full 100 percent, plus the surcharge. By law, Florida Statute 180, any public municipality serving customers outside of its city limits can charge an additional 25 percent. Ward pointed out several communities, including Belleview and Williston, which do the same to their water users who do not live inside the city. He added Dunnellon is in the middle of the pack regarding its fees to utility customers. However, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone questioned the decision of city officials to immediRichard J. Rosario Jr. Heather Larson Student wins national award Learn to know the name Taylor Futch. The nation is already aware of the Dunnellon Middle School eighthgraders name after she learned she had placed third in the networks annual, national contest, Student Cam, which encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. For this years competition, students from grades 6 to 12 were asked to create a 5to 8-minute documentary based on these instructions: The Constitution and You: Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why its important to you. Though the results werent made official until Wednesday, March 6, Futch said officials from the network contacted her earlier in the week to share the news. I was ecstatic, she said, noting she immediately told her family and teacher, Beth Wood, sharing the news with her friends via Facebook. Everyone was pretty proud of me. Futch was one of more than 1,200 students nationwide to enter this years contest. Hawaii ninth-grader Matthew Shimura won this years JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School Principal Jane Ashman interviews Taylor Futch on the schools Morning Madness show March 7, when it was officially announced Futch had placed third in the nation in C-SPANs annual Student Cam competition. DMS eighth-grader Futch places in C-SPAN contest Authorities find marijuna, cocaine on suspects during traffic stop JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DRUGS page 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See AWARD page 15 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCouncilwoman Penny Fleeger pumps her fists in the air Monday while making her toward City Hall for the joint city-county meeting Monday. Wallking next to Councilwoman Fleeger is Harold Horne, community development director. Council tells county it has right to charge extra Kristen Jackson sits atop her fathers, David, shoulders while holding a sign stating, No gold at the end of this rainbow. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Bryant to host public meetingMarion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, to discuss utility concerns. Limited seating (approximately 100 seats) is available. For more information, please contact the Marion County Commission Office at 352-438-2300. See COUNCIL page 3

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Womans Club slates eventsThe 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 4897071 or Nancy Homodue at 489-2130.Greater Ocala High Twelve Club MeetingThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will host its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala. The Speaker will be Pat Gabriel, who has been a mainstay for community services in Marion County for many years. A buffet lunch will be available for $12 per person. All master masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612.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 4655039 or Bob at 465-3903.2 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 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 Office: 352-489-6595 000ATXB Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. St. Patricks Day Open House Spectacular Follow The Green Balloons MARCH 17 11 3 Your Only Agent-Owned Real Estate Office Presents Serving You With Pride and Integrity Homes off of (SW 88th Place Road East side of 41) Golf Course side (Country Club Estates) 19815 SW 85th Loop (Country Club Estates) 8905 SW 196th Terrace Road (Country Club Estates) 8830 SW 196th Terrace Road (Country Club Estates) 8865 SW 190th Circle (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 190th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9129 SW 197th Circle (196th Terrace Road turns into 197th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9223 SW 197th Circle (196th Terrace Road turns into 197th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 8757 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 8715 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 9037 SW 194th Court (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 89th Place to 194th court) (Country Club Estates) 19227 SW 90th Lane Road (88th Place Road turning right on SW 196th Avenue Rd turning left on SW 90th Lane Road turning left on SW 190th Circle) Homes off of (SW 99th Place (Winn-Dixie) East side of 41) Golf Course side (Country Club Estates) 9500 SW 194th Circle (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to first left 93rd Lane, then turning right onto SW 194th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9790 SW 194th Circle (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to first left 93rd Lane, then turning right onto SW 194th Circle) (Country Club Estates) 9370 SW 196th Avenue Road (99th Place turning left on SW 196th Avenue Road to house) house is on the left. (Country Club Estates) 10127 SW 192nd Circle (99th Place turning right on SW 192nd Circle, house will be on right) (Country Club Estates) 10121 SW 190th Court (99th Place turning right on SW 190th Court) (Country Club Estates) 10189 SW 188th Circle (Circle (99th Place turning right on SW 188th Circle, taking first left, 2nd house on left (Country Club Estates) 19241 SW 98th Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road going on block and turning right onto SW 98th Loop ) (Country Club Estates) 19030 SW 98th Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road going on block and turning right onto SW 98th Loop ) (Country Club Estates) 9815 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 9118 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8940 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8937 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 8730 SW 192nd Court Road (99th Place turning left on SW 192nd Court Road) (Country Club Estates) 19055 SW 93rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 93rd Loop) (Country Club Estates) 18836 SW 93rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 93rd Loop) (Country Club Estates) 19025 SW 92rd Loop (99th Place turning left on SW 92rd Loop) Homes in The Forest off of Hwy 40 (SW 185th Avenue Road) (Forest) 7820 SW 188th Avenue Homes off of (SW 83rd Place RoadEast side of 41) Golf Villas & Grand Park South (Grand Park South) 19497 SW 82nd Place Road (Golf View Villas) 19660 SW 83rd Place Road Homes off of (SW 88rd Place Road West side of 41) (Office side) (Woodlands) 8940 SW 204th Circle (Woodlands) 20120 SW 88th Place Road China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000ATTO 11352 N. 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Wells must have double-check valuve installedCity Manager Lisa Algiere, seeking to clarify the recent concerns about well inspections, told the City Council on Monday night, the need for permits and backflow preventers for those now being service by the citys utility service only apply to those residents installing new irrigation wells. However, to help offset annual inspections the city will require those with new irrigation wells to use doublecheck valves. Those items will be installed by city officials at a cost of $75 per user. The double-check valves have a lifespan of five years and must be replaced at that time by the city. Using a double-check valve installed by the city will negate the need for annual well inspections, Algiere told the Council. The Council also approved waiving the impact fees for those wanting ot have irrgiation meters installed. Prior to that, the impact fee for havnig an irrgitation meter was $100 for every 1,000 square feet of space an irrigation meter would reach. Customers will still be required to pay more than $250 to have an irrigation meter installed, but Algiere said, it will prevent them from having one bill, which includes sewer rates. Customers from Rio Vista and Rainbow Springs who have been recently become city utility customers and previously had wells are grandfathered in. However, those customers who have recently had irrigation wells installed are not, meaning they have to pull city permits and be inspected. Rainbow Springs residents have been seething about having to pay for permits and annual well inspections for their irrigation wells not connected to their house for use. They have argued that the county is responsible for those irrigation wells and permits; however, county officials two weeks ago said those residents who are city utility customers must abide by city codes. A spokeswoman with Florida Department of Environmental Protection echoed those same comments when asked if the city had the authority to conduct annual well inspections, even if the agency does not require it. In the simplest terms, the rule basically says that the backflow preventer can be inspected as infrequently as the manufacturers recommendation, Ana Gibbs, external affairs manager with DEP, said. However, the utility can exceed these requirements in an effort to increase the level of service and insure a higher degree of protection to the public. Overall, local rules must meet state rules, but can be more stringent. Gibbs said those residents expressing concern about needing backflow preventers on an irrigation system not cross-connected to their house, she says the law requires them. Backflow preventers are required for irrigation wells regardless of whether they are connected to the structure or not, she explained. This is required because of the risk of cross connection in the future. Cross connections are typically accidental, when an irrigation pipe is cross-connected to a drinking water line. A single cross-connection affects more than one property owner, it has the potential to compromise the systems water to the homes in that service area; therefore, backflow preventers are required to ensure the safe delivery of water as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. While the DEPs rules differ from the citys polices about backflow preventers on irrigation systems, Gibbs said its allowed. Utilities are required to develop cross-connection control plans, she explained, noting the DEP requires that the minimum requirements be met. However, it is not unusual for utilities to exceed these requirements in an effort to increase the level of service and insure a higher degree of protection to the public. ately place those residents affected by the purchase on city rates. He told the City Council when the county purchases a utility system, the county tends to phase those users into the county rate structure over a period of time. Statute-wise, youre great. You have the luxury of being able to do this. But as for a good business practice and (being) customer friendly, I put a question mark, Stone told the City Council. He pointed out that even with a 20 percent discount, those living in the effected areas in Rainbow Springs were still paying more than they had been. I think the problem is youre just arbitrarily saying heres an acquisition thats going to make the city money over time, and youre trying to do it all at one time. County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who serves residents in this portion of the county, was more to the point, using Mayor Wards comments from the Dec. 28, 2011, meeting in which he defended the surcharge to Rainbow Springs customers. Just because you can doesnt mean you should, she said. Ward was quick to respond in a terse exchange between city and county officials. There were a lot of things that went into this decision. This was really not arbitrary. It was well thought out, Ward said. We tried to be concerned about the impact to the people, all right, and I guess we failed. Because even though we tried to be concerned with their impact, it obviously wasnt enough because they didnt want any increase, they dont want any conservation. There really needs to be some education going on up there about water conservation. His comment about residents in Rainbow Springs drew the ire of those in the crowd as many let out a course of boos, not the first, nor the last from those in attendance. Mayor Ward told County Commissioners this was a good purchase for the city, because he said it was good for the economy of scale and would benefit those utility customers living inside the city as well. He explained, after a water/sewer rate study done last year, that city officials would have to raise rates by 7 percent for the next four years and about 9 percent in the fifth year, just for water alone. By adding Rainbow Springs, now city officials said theyre likely looking at minimal rate increase of 2.5 percent per year in the next few years. Were trying to be prudent stewards of our resources, he noted, to another chorus of grumblings.Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. 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Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 City will not require annual well inspections JOE DUNAWAY/For the Riverland NewsRainbow Springs residents line the walkway entrance Monday to City Hall as they protested the water surcharge during the City-County Joint meeting. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRainbow Springs resident Lynn Black, the organizer of the boycott and protest, is interviewed by Channel 9 news from Orlando. COUNCIL continued from page 1

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River views Events are vital to DunnellonLike many others, I am upset and frustrated regarding the decisions of Lisa Algiere, the city manager, the mayor and the council. Many of us wonder how could this happen? In my opinion, it started with poor judgment and desperation due to the citys rising debt. For those who are in the thick of it, we now have an additional concern that our home sales will suffer when potential buyers discover the uncertainty of the water supply and high rates. Those who created havoc will be long gone and leave more confusion for their replacements. Living in the city is not a requirement for non-elected positions. However, if the residency were required for all city officials, would we even be worrying about our water bills, declining incomes and property values? Decisions are being made by some who will not be affected by the consequences. Unfortunately, there are comments being directed toward the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber abides by the same rules as the rest of us. I have volunteered at the Chamber for six years and know how difficult it is to get people involved to volunteer for events sponsored by the Chamber. The old standbys show up, so we know they can be relied on, but where are all the others. The Chamber depends on events and memberships to pay their expenses for the year. They pay the same monthly bills like every household or business. If events are boycotted and there are no memberships or monies generated from events, your Chamber will close. Boycotts will affect the Chamber and local businesses, not City Hall. Keep in mind businesses are not at fault, so punishing them is not the answer. I have been attending festivals for the past six months to promote and recruit new arts and crafts vendors, because I want to see Boomtown grow and profit. First and, foremost, the vendors reaction is they want to attend events where large crowds are gathered. I want that, too! A lack of participation at any local event will not solve our dispute about the issue of unfair water rates. Please read all the Vision, Mission and Value statements for the city of Dunnellon on its website dated May 24, 2004. One example of their values statements reads as follows: That we recognize to be different or differ, but shall not allow it to be divisive. This community is in a rage. Presently, it is a divisive as it can get. Vision statements come from the heart, as well as, the head. (This quote is not from the city.) Volunteers are needed for all events. Contact the Chamber at 489-2320. Please attend, enjoy and come in big numbers to Boomtown in the historic district from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22.Gladys Rose Rainbow Springs Accusations by public officials wont go unnoticed An angel watching over us Iwasnt going to write this, then I started it 10 times, but never finished. How do you write about someone you loved who died so young? How do you put those emotions on paper? How do you do it justice? With so many divorces and re-marriages, Im sure many people are adjusting to a step-family, step-mothers, -fathers, -sons or daughters. Each family finds a way to incorporate the changes into their lives, and its not always an easy transition. When Russell and I got together 20 years ago, I inherited two step-sons. Erik, his oldest, was only 6 years old the first time I met him. He was living in Alabama with his mother. Two weeks after getting involved, Russell took me to meet him. To say things were shaky at the beginning is putting it mildly. After all, hed been raised by his mother and they were extremely close. It was just the two of them for so long. How could I possibly hope to compete or even be a contender in that world? Erik was the cutest darn kid Id ever seen. He had the deepest southern accent Id ever heard. When he said the word daddy it came out deddy. That was one of the things we loved to tease him about. He had a smile that went on forever. Erik was Russell made over, except he was a blonde and Russells hair is dark. They were so much alike, even their mannerisms. Its funny how that happens even though they werent together all the time. But Erik was also a little devil, very daring, so hyper and completely 100 percent boy. One year we bought him a gocart and he rode that thing until he wore it out. Then, he tried to take it apart and fix it the way his dad always does. We have a picture of him covered in mud from head to toe from riding that darn cart through mud puddles all day. Since he lived in Alabama, we would go up to visit as much as possible and we would try to keep him throughout the summer. Once he turned 16 and got his drivers license, he was here every chance he got. We were lucky he lived right over the Florida-Alabama line so it wasnt a long drive. But we were so nervous the first time he attempted that trip by himself, so my husband headed north on U.S. 19 and met him halfway. After that, he was here all the time, especially if we had a birthday or something special going on. Erik and I went through all the normal stages that step-relatives do. We had the you cant tell me what to do times; the youre not my mother times; the I want to go home times. Yet, we hung in there knowing it would all be worth it one day, and it was. My step-son grew into one of the finest young men Ive ever known. He was polite, sincere, funny and kind. I never heard anyone say a bad word about him. And what a hunk he grew up to be. He was a military man and a police officer, a young man that so many others looked up to and a young man who made you proud. Ill never forget as long as I live the first time he called me on Mothers Day to tell me he loved me. He had finally let me in and that was a great feeling. I bragged about that phone call for weeks. Ill also never forget that phone call we The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY If youre a young worker, retirement probably seems like a lifetime away. In fact, you may wonder if your contributions to Social Security, deducted from your paycheck, actually cover you for anything right now. The answer is yes, they do. And the time to learn about Social Security and what it can do for you is now. By working in a job covered by Social Security, you are earning disability and survivor insurance protection. For example, a worker under age 24 paying Social Security taxes for as little as one and a half years may be insured for disability and survivors benefits. If youre like most workers, you probably dont have private long-term disability insurance. But you do have disability protection through Social Security, which provides coverage to you and your family if you become disabled. About one in four of todays 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67 so it could happen to you. The average disability benefit paid in 2012 to a worker with a spouse and two children is $1,892 a month. Social Security also provides valuable survivors benefits. It is a sad truth that about one in eight young Americans can expect to die before reaching age 67. Social Securitys survivors insurance pays an average monthly benefit in 2012 of $2,543 for a spouse and two children of a young worker with average wages who dies. Social Security provides you and your family with protection now. But its good to think ahead to retirement, too. Young workers, spring into action and learn more about your own retirement! A good way to start is by checking out the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. Using this online tool, you can get an instant, personalized estimate of your own future benefits. That will be a big help in deciding how much you need to save for a comfortable retirement. For more information on how Social Security protects younger and older workers alike, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov.Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Young workers spring into action We are also told that our newspapers are irreverent, coarse, vulgar, and ribald. I hope that this irreverence will last for ever; that we shall always show irreverence for royalties and titled creatures born into privilege, and all that class which take their title from anything but merit. Mark Twain Throughout my brief career as a journalist, Ive been fortunate to win numerous awards and accolades. Most importantly, Ive been fortunate to work in wonderful communities such as Dunnellon. Of course, being a journalist doesnt always mean being well liked. Its part of the territory of being in the public spotlight, much like you. Ive faced the scorn of upset parents, coaches, criminals, regular citizens, private bloggers and, yes, even, elected officials. It comes with the territory. However, accusing me of playing any role in a boycott borders, or may even exceed, the bounds of libel. Recently, Councilwoman Penny Fleeger, as it was brought to my attention, chose to place the blame of a boycott against Greenlight Communications on my shoulders as well as those of a Rainbow Springs resident; therefore accusing me of conspiracy. These accusations were made in correspondence, which are now public record. I will not dignify these accusations with a denial as they are ludicrous. What I am doing is seeking accountability for your actions and statements that you made public record. Here is what our city officials, whether they are elected or appointed, need to come to grips with: citizens in this community are no longer going to be subjected to mistreatment. First, and I think I speak for the volumes of folks throughout the past, who have been dressed down by those in power. While you might disagree with their stance, its their right to be heard, its their right to an opinion. Its the American way. Consider it misinformation if you will; however, those folks whove written in more than 100 Letters to the Editor have a right to voice their displeasure with the City Council. Let me remind you a person has a right to have their opinion be heard, right, wrong or indifferent. In this country, we have the right to agree to disagree. However, might I remind the City Council as well as other public officials, its your role to make sure the correct information is provided to the newspaper so that it can be shared with the taxpayers. Remaining silent has been the problem. As with the regular citizens of the area, the newspaper will provide you the same opportunity to clarify what you might deem as misinformation. It is not permissible, however, if you disagree with those folks to lash out at them in public. Officials need to remember that being in the public spotlight means extra scrutiny. It comes with the role you have chosen to take on. For every action, there are consequences. This is one of those. Jeff Bryan Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 6 Adon Williams See LETTERS page 5

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Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 5 Religion, government dont mixIn the recent controversy regarding womens contraception, conservatives ironically decried government intrusion into religion. This is a morphing of the conservative rhetoric that seeks to intrusively bring Christian religion into the governing of our country. The Founders insistence on the separation of church and state was based on the lessons of history. The four economic and military world powers that preceded the United States met their demise with the assistance of religion intruding on government. The decline of the Roman Empire culminated in the fourth century BC with the establishment of Christianity as the state religion a contributing cause. The Spanish Hapsburg Empire in the 1600s collapsed with the help of a burdensome Christian bureaucracy. The Dutch Empires demise in the late 1700s was aided by civil war fomented by the Dutch Reformed Church. The sun began to set on the British Empire in the early 1900s under the influence of Anglican missionary and evangelical zeal and moral imperialism. Our elected representatives need to leave their religion out of the public forum. They need to bring to the public forum the integrity imbued by their personal beliefs. Integrity is demonstrated not by the name of your religion, but by what you do.Gerard Meyn DunnellonGarden Club extends thanks to businessesThe Dunnellon Garden Club sincerely wishes to thank the following businesses and friends for their generous donations of gifts, money and gift certificates for our annual Fashion Show, which took place Feb. 25: Blue Gator Restaurant, Blue Run Veterinary Practice, Captain Bobs Airboat Tours, Curves, Dollar Tree, Dunnellon Chiropractic, Dunnellons Turner House, Dunnellon Wine & Spirits, Emma Jeanne Painter, Fusion Hair Studio, Gordons Animal House, Juliette Falls Golf, Jennifers Hair Studio, Owens Produce Market, Patsy and Company Hair Salon, Pavarottis Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Penn Station Deli & Grill, Pizza Hut, Sweet Bay Supermarket, Tractor Supply, Vernon Martin Hair Salon and the Winn Dixie Supermarket. In these difficult economic times, we are especially grateful to these kind people. We would also like to sincerely thank the wonderful Dunnellon High School Culinary Departments students who prepared and served our delicious luncheon, and to Cheryl Taylor owner of, La Te Da in Chrystal River who brought us her lovely fashions. I would also like to thank the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon for the use of their churchs Fellowship Hall, and lastly, a big thanks to all of Dunnellon Garden Clubs members who gave of their time, money, donations and efforts to make our annual fashion show its biggest success. Sincerely, The Dunnellon Garden ClubBusiness owner deserves credit for stanceThe letter from Viola Soffe of Stitche Nitche would be enough to convince some people to boycott Dunnellon businesses. I have to admire Mrs. Soffe for expressing her support for the City Council. Considering all the negative criticism the city has received lately, not many people would be willing to do that. However, I feel boycotting Dunnellon businesses would be counter productive. Many owners are our friends and live outside Dunnellon, for instance Rainbow Springs. While I can understand the reluctance to get involved, it appears that the business community has a lot at stake considering the negative atmosphere that has been created. What may not be clear to many is that the revenues raised by Greenlight, redlight cameras and utilities are not restricted in any way as to how they are used once operating and debt service obligations are met. The city can set rates that will generate revenue higher than needed to meet actual costs and use the profits to bail out other operations, including the General Fund and Greenlight, which arent self supporting. Adding a 25 percent surcharge to utility bills and citing drivers for right turns that are legal by state statute are just ways for the city to tax non-residents. This may be legal, but it certainly puts in question the fairness and ethics of the City Council and administration. I can only hope that businesses and residents of Dunnellon will join in trying to stop these travesties.Bill Christenson Rainbow SpringsResident pitches plan to save DunnellonUpon the revelations transpiring concerning the Rainbow Springs water takeover, I have come to the conclusion that steps should be taken as soon as possible to rectify the horrible financial mess created by the city manager and the Dunnellon City council. Together, they have purposely acted beyond the scope of civic and moral fiscal responsibility in creating a huge city debt, which will probably place the city in default and possible bankruptcy. The problem was severely aggravated when they secretly bought the Rainbow Springs water company with the intention of forcing these users to pay for the financial mistakes created by the city administration. Please let me elaborate on a plan to rescue the city and return its duties to the normal function of acting for the people rather than penalizing them because they can. Let us discuss some of the steps involved in this transition: Step 1: Immediately recall the mayor and those members of the City Council who adamantly refuse to eliminate the preposterous 25 percent surcharge on Rainbow Springs water bills. Step 2: After the responsible replacements have been seated, immediately terminate the services of the city manager who, obviously through shady means, has helped place the city in financial peril with her proposals and actions; thereby, placing the city in dire straits for years to come. Step 3: Place the Rainbow Springs Water Company on the auction market and sell it to the highest responsible private bidder, which will then place it under the control of the Florida Public Service Commission where it belongs. They will then be assured a guaranteed profit as well as lowering the rates to the Rainbow Springs residents and will also relieve them of the dictatorial decisions regarding city codes they are attempting to exploit such as inspections and demands for unwanted and unnecessary plumbing devices. Step 4: Place the Greenlight fiber optics communication system on the auction market and sell to the highest responsible bidder. The city of Dunnellon must realize that they were placed in financial jeopardy by undertaking a project doomed for failure from the get go. This will relieve the city of immediate financial demands which, if it continues, becomes a competitor against private corporations, which are the foundation of our American capitalistic society. Step 5: Campaign to amend the Florida Statutes governing this type of civic irresponsibility to assure that municipalities will not become dictators to the people. In particular, State Statute 180 allowing a city utility to charge exorbitant rates for their services with no financial regulation from a higher source is an un-American practice. Step 6: Realize the urgency in the process to bring these steps to fruition. The realization that our national economic policies are placing us in a steady and direct path toward higher inflation will cause future interest rates to soar and the notes outstanding on this city debt will be faced with a severe interest rate increase, which will then demand more drastic increases in Dunnellons utility rates. The quicker the better in ridding the city of this serious financial problem. Each dollar paid in to the interest payments for these notes could be much better utilized by investing in civic functions, infrastructure, schools and municipal services. The above steps are the beginning foundation of restoring a city to good financial health. It is by no means any more radical than the processes already instituted by your administrators. It will be a necessary series of steps to achieve and there are stumbling blocks along the way, but with proper management and foresight Dunnellon will once again revert to the great small city it once was. Elvere Tommy Thompson DunnellonIs city figuring out its next step?Re: The Silence of the Dunnellon City Council: Seems there may be a small problem with the recent acquisition of the Rainbow Springs Utilities. Perhaps the silence is because the city is being sent trespass notices from the owner of the Rainbow Springs Country Club and the Council is scrambling for a solution. The system the city bought has pipes running under the privately owned golf club. Because this was not taken into consideration when the purchase was finalized, the pipes are effectively trespassing on private property. So now the city has the option of buying Rainbow Springs Golf Club, selling the utility to someone else or paying for access fees forever to whoever owns the Rainbow Springs Golf Club. I am guessing that neither of these was contemplated when the purchase was finalized. One also has to wonder whether or not the city actually has the right to bill Rainbow Springs residents for water under these circumstances. Golf courses are not exactly the best investments in this economy anymore than poorly thought out utility acquisitions are. Good luck residents of Dunnellon!Dave Messenger Rainbow SpringsDunnellons tiered water rates about confiscationMany letters from Rainbow Springs residents again appeared in the latest issue of the Riverland News. The letters are, of course, expressions of disgust with the city of Dunnellons acquisition of Rainbow Springs Utilities and the imposition of unfair costs on residents. Some residents wear buttons that say I love Dunnellon 25 percent less, in reference to the water and sewer surcharge that the city is imposing. The 25 percent surcharge is certainly unwarranted, as many have already noted. But 25 percent added to the price of water is a minor element in the increased cost structure. It should be noted that Rainbow Springs Utilities had been making a profit charging $1.45 per thousand gallons at all levels of usage, both in-the-home and for irrigation. Dunellon is applying a tiered rate structure on the same water system, a structure that applies huge price increases as monthly water usage increases. Residents who have used their irrigation systems for the latest billing month have seen their bills skyrocket. At the bottom of Dunnellons price structure, the base rate (for up to 4,000 gallons) is 32 percent higher than the Rainbow Springs Utilities rates. From 4000 to 8000, the rate is 177 percent higher than the former rate. From 8000 to 12,000 gallons it is 336 percent higher, and beyond the 12,000 level the rate is 632 percent higher. These staggering price increases have a much greater impact than the 25 percent surcharge. Publicly, the city attempts to justify the onerous rate structure by stating that it provides an incentive for water conservation, so it is good for the environment. Residents who have already experienced the citys red-light camera propaganda should certainly understand that the water rate structure is about confiscation of money, not conservation of water. Ted Apple Rainbow SpringsLetter writers might have missed point of discourseI am writing to commend the Dunnellon City business owner and 20-year resident who had letters published in the March 8 Riverland News. After weeks of little input from any Dunnellon business or residents, it is at least encouraging to see someone in Dunnellon is at least following the discourse and responding. As last weeks Riverland editorial alluded to, it is sad city officials are totally silent. However, even though I laud the two Dunnellon letters, I do not agree with the premise or facts presented. To the person who does not understand the 25 percent charge, it is simple. What if the county purchased the Dunnellon system (and overpaid by $2.5 million), made no capital improvements and charged you the 25 percent surcharge because they could. How would you feel? Would you then understand the surcharge? If you believe that Dunnellon City purchased the Rainbow Springs utility for conservation reasons then you probably believe the traffic light cameras were for safety, not revenue. The characterization of Rainbow Springs residents as uncaring, insensitive and wanton water wasters is an opinion not a fact. Because someone told you, does not make it a fact. Community involvement, conservation and being good neighbors have been a demonstrated concern with most Rainbow Springs residents. We are upset that not only are we paying our share, but our share plus 25 percent more to cover the incompetence of your we have no vote or representation locally elected, poorly run city government. To the observation that Greenlight should go where wanted and needed, it misses the entire point and intent of Greenlight. As with the traffic lights and utility purchase, it is about revenue generation for a financially burdened, poorly managed city. It is not about wants or needs of the surrounding communities. There is no profit due to operational and installation cost to serve the out lying areas. The city-owned Greenlight is about profit only and it competes with existing private businesses. Would you want the city to compete with your business backed by taxpayer money and governmental power? For the record, the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) does not advocate a boycott of Dunnellon businesses. Mr Lynn Black, our fine organizer, in his letter to city officials proposed a boycott of only Greenlight as a final resort. The letter, which was ignored, wanted to establish a dialogue and perhaps compromise with the city about the surcharge before the Greenlight-only boycott. The lack of communication, total disregard for our input and financial burden placed on Rainbow Springs residents by the locally elected city government leads to the understandable frustration that led some to consider a boycott as an attention getter. Local business, the Chamber of Commerce and, most importantly, city voters must become involved and take a stand on how their city is managed. Rainbow Springs residents have no leverage in the voting booth as city residents do. As a business owner, do you think Dunnellon is well managed? Would you borrow large sums ($7.3 million) on a big fiber optic gamble? Would you alienate the majority of your potential customers right before start up? Would you overpay $2.5 million for a business? Would you buy a failed sewage system with 200 customers and assume their high cost operation? These are just of a few examples of recent city management decisions, unfortunately, there are more. So please Dunnellon voters, get involved, save your city and know the facts. Rainbow Spring residents are not trying to destroy the city, but trying to get good sound government management. We got drawn into city finances/affairs of the city by city actions that adversely affected us. Rainbow Springs residents have no quarrel with businesses or residents of the city, but you must take responsibility and actions for the governing of your city. The city cannot maintain its poorly managed course. Memo to the city, this is not going to blow away with time as you assume. I believe Rainbow Springs residents are, for the long term, united and serious.Mary Swett Rainbow SpringsHello, is there anyone out there?My letter of March 1, as a new resident of Rainbow Springs, requested facts outlining the benefits to customers of the recent utility acquisition by the town of Dunnellon. Since that time: Dunnellon residents have become angry with Rainbow Springs residents, accusing these people of abusing our water and depleting the aquifer in their quest for the greenest, most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood. (letters 3/8) Dunnellon business owners are admonishing City Council for wasting time and money over Rainbow Springs residents who are gone and irrelevant. (3/8) Rainbow Springs residents have drawn parallels between World War II and water issues as having awakened a sleeping giant. (3/8) Rainbow Spring residents have formed a committee to initiate litigation action against Dunnellon, retaining counsel to do so. Marion County Commissioners have become involved, calling for a special item on the City Council Meeting Agenda for March 12. The Riverland News editorial also called for Dunnellon officials to comment publicly on the matter, as did Dunnellon resident Steve Swett. (3/8) But Dunnellon officials still havent said a word. The silence helped foment the developing neighbor against neighbor attitude. Some assert Council strategy is to say nothing, expecting the matter to go away. By the time this is published, perhaps the March 12 City Council meeting will have yielded positive results. Im not optimistic, however, that city officials will ramp up public relations efforts on the 25 percent surcharge or patronage of Greenlight Communications. They either dont want to, or cant. Many Rainbow Springs residents are retired corporate executives and professionals from public and private sectors. Neither will they just go away. As former chairman of the Conservation Commission of the Town of Harwinton, Conn., I take issue with assertions that Rainbow Springs residents are somehow less mindful of the importance of conservation. My grass is green here largely because I happen to think crabgrass and dandelions are just as green as St. Augustine, and far less costly to the environment. Some of my neighbors are actively involved in Rainbow River preservation, among other things. Both sides must agree that: Conservation of our water supply is ultimately in both sides interests, with excessive use of water no longer an option, anywhere. Maintenance of the water delivery system needs to be managed fairly and equitably while providing sufficient resources to keep the system functioning properly. The breakdown here seems to be in how this is to be accomplished, by whom, and under what circumstances. Tax-payers and customers of public utilities have the right to know and understand how their taxes and fees are used. Was there ever a forum in which serious dialogue between representatives of each side could attempt to gain the others understanding and support, much less acceptance or compromise? It certainly would be more productive and less costly if the city, apparently believing it holds the cards, would be become the hero and encourage precisely that. Anyone listening out there? Anyone at all?Kathryn Taubert Rainbow Springs Dunnellon: Growth of CorruptionSince moving into this area 11 years ago, we have watched this city become a state of the art Tammany Hall. Lets start with the grade school property across from Walmart; acquired from the school district for a dollar. The land was to be used for the police and fire departments and a Youth Center. Instead, the city sold it for a couple of million dollars and is now asking for donations to build a youth center after the state spent millions for road widening and traffic control. How about the Lowes fiasco? Try to force a major U.S. Corporation to build an expensive bypass road, which supposedly would benefit some well connected citizens, rather than provide jobs and boost the economy of the area. Lowes went to the State Road 200 corridor instead of being muscled by the officials here. Next came the red-light cameras; they were installed for safety. Inaccurate data was provided to the state for the permission to install them on the state highway. The original profit potential for the city was estimated to be $750,000 annually. Their pie in the sky scheme failed, so they went into other ideas for profit potential. Greenlight Communications, what a joke. These rubes think they can compete with Comcast and other satellite service providers. They were able, however, to sign a half million dollar contract with the School District when our district should have received free service for the property theft. Well, now its time to pillage the residents of Juliette Falls, Rainbow Springs and Rio Vista over an absolute need for existence: water. Who in their right mind would pay Rainbow Springs Utilities a few million dollars more than the company was worth? Its now time for the FBI to get involved. Rob Blagojevich was not as obvious or clandestine in his activities. To finish, the city now claims state licensed, county-inspected well drillers may have inadvertently cross-connected wells to their recently acquired water systems. Thats the reason why county residents must have expensive permits and expensive backflow valves installed but the city LETTERS c ontinued f rom pag e 4 See LETTERS page 6

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residents are exempt. These professional drillers and county inspectors know what they are doing. We also know what the city of Dunnellon is doing to us.Bill Descalzi DunnellonUsers who abuse deserve to pay13,000 gallons per month! 30,000 gallons per month! Anyone using this amount of water deserves to pay dearly. We use less than 2,000 (gallons) monthly. While some of us are watering our vegetables and potted plants by hand, others are abusing the water supply by insisting they have green, plush lawns with an irrigation system. Native Florida groundcover can be just as pleasant to look at just keep it mowed. Let nature take care of it. Butterflies and bees love the little wild flowers that pop up. Use the precious water for necessary things. I agree with Bobbi Shaw 100 percent Dunnellon is a wonderful little town. During the past 30 years, we have seen a lot of changes, yet we continue to enjoy the benefits of smalltown living. Everything has gone up in price, especially the gasoline. I certainly will not use more of this commodity to drive extra miles to avoid Dunnellon merchants. These business owners pay to operate and they need our support. On a different subject, the length of some of the Letters to the Editor is ridiculously long. State your opinion and quit rambling on repetitively. Your letters would be read in their entirety if they were short and to the point.Ina Robinson DunnellonCity cannot survive without RS residentsIn order to solve the problem with Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs is to have the city manager resign and have someone that can have a meeting with Rainbow Springs and the city of Dunnellon that both sides can live with. What the City Manager Lisa Algiere must understand is that Rainbow Springs can live without the city of Dunnellon. But the city of Dunnellon cannot live without Rainbow Springs.Michael Scasny Rainbow SpringsWheres the hotel going to go?If it was not so very important to refocus the wasted energy of the folks so upset by the hostile takeover of their utilities, I would not risk further anger toward the business community. At the same time, it seems that many of your neighbors still refuse to grasp the concept that the business community had nothing more to do with the hostilities than to warn you about them years ago, and pleaded with both the city of Dunnellon and many of the residents of Rainbow Springs not to make the decisions that could only lead us right where we are. Its important to understand this otherwise we will just continue to have new manifestations of this problem. Several years ago, the city of Dunnellon was strongly encouraged and supported in efforts to block the building of an upscale river front community on the property known as the Rainbow River Ranch, supported and encouraged in fact by many in Rainbow Springs. This, of course, led to many years of legal fees, the exclusion of a quality tax base, the exclusion of client base for the business community and the loss of a special taxing district that could have made vital improvements to the infrastructure of the greater Dunnellon area leading us to an ecotourism based economy. An economy that we are best suited to; thereby, eliminating the need for speculative money making schemes such as red-light cameras and utility buy outs. Has the city made awful financial mistakes in the past? Absolutely, ones that began and were encouraged by residents of Rainbow Springs some for pseudo environmental reasons some simply because as I hear so often I came here for the small town peacefulness and I dont want any growth. To the supposed environmentalists, I would point to Salt Springs and remind them that the residents there insisted on no growth. They loved their small peaceful town, too. Now, of course, they are writing letters lamenting the bottling of their water. Nimbis that live in both the city of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs are the root of this problem. I am reminded of a few nuggets of wisdom we might all benefit from. Something about the plank in thine own eye, and glass houses. The financial consequences of endless lawsuits and refusal to approve responsible growth have been effecting the business community for better than a decade. Now that the consequences have trickled down to Rainbow Springs and the nimbis that reside there, as well as in the city, I am having a hard time getting too awfully upset for you. That doesnt mean I agree with anything the city has done. It just means that at the age of the residents of Rainbow Springs one would think they were mature enough to understand that there are consequences to their actions and accept them. Because if you continue to feel that Dunnellon is your personal hiding spot there will be many more and, much worse, consequences in the future. So while youre out looking for places to picket and boycott you may just want to consider your neighbors. Meanwhile, if the residents so upset about their water rates going up, are asking me as a business owner to stand in solidarity with them I am with you. I will absolutely not accept any fiber optics in my business. I would ask you, however, to stand in solidarity with me and begin to ask where on the river is the hotel going to go. Jerry Vaughn DunnellonWe can do as we wish, because we canIn regards to a letter in last weeks paper, I look at it from a different angle. We use about 3,000 gallons of water a month (three people), have a water-wise yard and did away with most of our lawn. We used our irrigation water once all winter. We are in a deed-restricted community and have to keep up our lawns in front of the houses. Should we petition our POA to do away with that clause? How many people in the lawn care industry would be out of a job who live in Dunnellon? We would save money on lawn care no more weed and feed, and no more pest control. With the money we save, we can pay our water bill. No more shopping in town why should we? You say that the Dunnellon business people put their heart and soul into their jobs, well how do you think we got our money from the Fairy Godmother? We worked hard, too, and now we are the goose who laid the golden egg, not in my book. What if all the people in Rainbow Springs who volunteer in town stopped? The library, the thrift shops and our state park would be hard pressed to stay open. Worry about the water when the bottle company wants to come in or the slaughter house that uses 30,000 gallons a day. The Rainbow River is not down because of them and those and these people. When was the last time we really had rain? Greenlight? No. Shopping? No. And you know why? As your mayor put it, because we can. 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juana. According to the report, Rosario gave law enforcement authorities permission to search his vehicle for further drugs and/or weapons. While searching the vehicle, the report stated, Sgt. Gonzalez located two small marijuana cigarettes in the front console underneath the radio as well as a small piece of plastic that contained a green leaflike substance, marijuana, and another marijuana cigarette inside the center console. The report indicated Sgt. Gonzalez found a fourth marijuana cigarette in between the driver seat and the center console. During the traffic stop, Larson gave authorities permission to search her wallet that was in her possession, the report stated. While searching the purse, Sgt. Gonzalez wrote in the report, he observed several pieces of white substance inside the change pocket of her purse. The report stated Sgt. Gonzalez, through previous training and experience, that the substance in question was cocaine. The green-life substance inside the crumpled up citation and found inside the center console tested positive for marijuana, the report stated. Post Miranda Warning, Rosario and Larson admitted to having shared possession of the marijuana with Larson. However, the report stated, the white substance tested positive for cocaine but Post Miranda, Larson didnt want to discuss the cocaine. Rosarios bond was set at $500 while Larsons was set at $5,500. Both made bail Saturday. In other police news: William S. Jones, 55, Citrus Springs, on Sunday, March 11, on a charge of filing a false report to law enforcement. Shelia M. Vecchione, 23, Dunnellon, on Sunday, March 11, on charges of Driving While License Suspended (Habitual) and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The Dunnellon Police Department was awarded the 2011 Florida Citizens Police Academy Association (FCPAA) Agency of the Year Thursday, March 1, at the seventh annual FCPAA Conference in Orlando. The award, established in 2005, is presented annually to an outstanding agency in recognition of volunteer service and dedication to its community. The Dunnellon Police Department was selected for this award by FCPAA and is considered to be the law enforcement agency that has gone above and beyond. Its an honor for our agency to receive such a prestigious award, the officers and staff is very loyal and dedicated to the citizens of Dunnellon, Chief Joanne Black said. In the state, the FCPAA selects one law enforcement agency to receive this award; the agency selected is judged on community involvement and the focus to make a difference. In 2011, the Dunnellon Police Departments agency volunteered more than 1,200 hours of volunteer time. As chief, my responsibility is to keep citizens safe and to have the agency involved with the people in the community, Black added. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call the Dunnellon Police Department at 465-8510. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 7 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000AR0U 000ARLP 671-5374 000ATZP Solution to puzzle on page 9 Police receive state award Special to the Riverland NewsPolice Chief Joanne Black, right, accepts the FCPAA award for agency of the year from Bonnie McCoullough, president of FCPAA, as, from left, Lt. Sue Webb, Tammy Myers and Alexis Williams look on. DRUGScontinued from page 1 NEW LOCATION 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com Call 465-2210 or walk-in Ask About Our Permanent Make Up With 20 Years Experience, Medically Trained & Fully Licensed. 000AQKX Board Certified for Over 25 Years THE SHAG That Turns Heads! $10 OFF A CUT with any color service. Expires 4/15/12 Salon & Day Spa Professional Special to the Riverland News

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Teen leading charge for support group For Caitlyn Dunning and more than a million other people, colitis and Crohns disease is a daily battle. Through all of her surgeries and hospital visits, Dunning has had a rock solid support system behind her. But not all people affected by this disease have their own group of cheerleaders or are as outspoken as Dunning about their illness. To help teenagers with Inflammatory Bowel Disease talk about their issues, doctors at Shands Hospital in Gainesville created a support group and Dunning was one of the first to attend. The first couple of meetings that we had, nobody was coming to (them), she explained. They probably werent coming, because no one really wants to go talk to other people that they dont even know about their disease. So Dunning, her doctors and a few friends began brainstorming new ways to get more participants. One of Dunnings contributions was to change the name from Teen Support Group for IBD to GATORS, Gainesville Area Teens Offering Remedies & Support. We sent out invitations about a month before the support group EDUCATION BRIEFS Youth UW applications now availableOCALA United Way of Marion County is accepting applications from high school students who are interested in participating in the Youth United Way program. Youth United Way provides a forum for local youth to develop leadership skills and demonstrate the importance of youth civic involvement as a key component of community change. Applicants need to be entering their junior year of high school in the fall of 2012 and have a grade point average of 2.5 to apply. Applications are available at local high schools or can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org. Application deadline is Monday, March 26. For more information, contact Lindsey Turner at 352-732-9696 ext. 226 or lturner@uwmc.org.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 registrationsHarmony Preschool is now accepting student registration for its 2to 3-Year Class. The preschool is also accepting students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preschool is at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The school is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-9552. Master Gardeners to sponsor contest The UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners invite local youth to grow their creativity by participating in the Spring Festival 2012 poster and essay contest. The poster contest is open to youth in kindergarten-eighth grade (divided into three groups by grade level), and the essay contest is open to youth in grades 9-12. Poster and essay submissions must illustrate the theme Attracting Wildlife to the Home Landscape. Interested students should check with their schools for participation and homeschooled students should submit entries through their home school groups. First place poster contest winners in each category at the county level will receive $50 and the first place essay contest winner at the county level will receive $75. Interested youth can access detailed instructions and an entry form at www. marioncountyfl.org/ springfestival.htm or by calling 352-671-8400. USNA seeking applicants for STEM program ANNAPOLIS, Md. Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program 2012. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 4 to 9 for rising eighthand ninth-graders; June 11 to 16 for rising 10thgraders; and June 18 to 23 for rising 11thgraders. The academys Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising eighthto 11thgrade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science. The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through handson practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The academys current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students. Approximately 480 total students from around the U.S. will be accepted to STEM. All students selected to participate pay approximately $200 for this academic summer program and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. For more information about the Summer STEM Program and the application process, visit www.usna.edu/Admissions/stem.html or call (410) 293-4361. Applicants will be notified of their application status in the month of May. Fire totals students car When Junior Codi Hart arrived at school Thursday, March 8, she thought it would be like any other school day. But at 2:25, during her fifth block jazz band class, she was informed of some dreadful news. A student ran into the band room to tell her that her car was on fire. Hart ran out to the student parking lot to find that her newly obtained 2001 Ford Expedition was in an inferno. Both Hart and her mother testified that prior to the fire the car ran fine in the few weeks that they owned it. I bought the Expedition for Codi. I got it at Balys in front of Rainbow Lakes Estates, said Jennifer Hart, Codis mother, explaining they were not aware of any problems with the model before purchasing it. I found out that it was part of a recall shortly after. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), more than 10 million Fords have been recalled because of an issue in the way they were built that causes them to catch fire. Consumer safety groups estimate that an additional 7 million should have been recalled. Of the 10 million that were recalled, so far only 5 million have been repaired. I did know about the recall, said Jennifer Hart. On March 12, The car started smoking from the cruise control beforehand but we thought we fixed it for the moment. In the meantime, Jennifer spent quite a bit of time on hold at Ford, trying to get answers, but was never connected to a real person. I tried to get it in to Ford for a week, (two and half weeks before the fire), but the shop never answered the phone, she explained. This is Codis second car since she got her license eight months ago. Her first car was a Chevrolet Blazer, but that got rear-ended and was totaled in December. The only things that were saved from the fire were some books and perfume. Since Codi and her brother Tyler, a middle school student, travel between her mother and fathers homes, the two kept a set of books in the vehicle so they could do their homework at both homes. After witnessing the fire, Codi called her family to let them know of the accident. Her grandparents, Virginia and Bill Tubbs, were the first of her family LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Dunning pitches in to recruit others battling colitis, Crohns Caitlyn Dunning See TEEN page 11 JULIE MANINCI/For the Riverland NewCodi Hart shows some of her burned and waterdamaged books Monday that survived the car fire Thursday, March 8. DES adds student to Wall of Fame Fourth-graders celebrate after FCAT writesWe have another name added to our Sunshine Wall of Fame. Congratulations to Kaylee Teehan, who has now read at least three of the titles for this year. Our students are doing a good job of reading because the wall is well covered this year! Keep up the good work students. Recently some of our fifth-grade students participated in a countywide concert at the First Baptist Church of Ocala. It was the third annual Charlie Dixon Memorial Elementary Music Festival. It was sponsored by Marion County Music Association and the Optimist Club. The importance of funding for music and art in our schools was reinforced. Thanks to Ms. Bonnie Litterine, our music teacher, for preparing and taking our students to this event. Ms. Lisa Bubba reports her first-grade students Special to the Riverland NewsMs. Sarah Linn's fourth-graders participated in a colafloat project recently. Front row from left, are: Alexa Castilla, Jason Jenkins, Ivanna Hollaway, Andrew Lucero, Thomas Shaffer, Carlos DelValle and Angl Valle; second row, Darius Brian, Andrew McSweeney, Elizabeth Fredericks, Alex Paisley, Hunter Bolesta, Mariana Lucin, Gavin Neumann; and third row, Amber VonSeggern, Pedro Ruiz-Cardozo and Bria Floyd. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA family member of Codi Hart takes pictures of Harts burned out Ford Expedition with her cell phone last Thursday after a wiring problem caused the vehicle to catch on fire in the parking lot at Dunnellon High School. The vehicle to the left of Harts Expedition was also damaged in the blaze. Electrical malfunction cause of fire in older model Ford CALENDAR OF EVENTSMarch 15 Cubs Cove Field Trip to Homosassa Springs. March 19 to 23 Spring Break. March 25 Back to School. March 30 End of third nine-week grading period. April 6 No school, teacher work day. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News JACOB FURR For the Riverland News See FIRE page 11 See FAME page 9 Special to the Riverland News

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did a survey and made a graph. It revealed that out of 19 students in the class, 12 liked green eggs and ham. Thats five more than the seven who didnt like green eggs and ham! Everyone, thats 100 percent of the class, had a happy memory of their kindergarten day when they got to wear pajamas and celebrate Dr. Seusss birthday. From Ms. Sarah Linns fourth-grade class: As a culminating activity and a reward for their best efforts on FCAT writes, we created projects that included ingredients, step-by-step instructions and a narrative story about the perfect cola-floats. 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 allin-one access with a single Portal visit. For more information, call the school district at 671-7700. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 9 SAR003318 ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill *D0150, D0274, D1110. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of res ponding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee services, examination, or treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a s pecialty area by the Amer ican Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. Some restrictions may apply. 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com NEW PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit CALL TODAY MEDICAID ACCEPTED CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 000AUVS 000ATFA 000ATVO Golf Dawgs In Stock! Solution to puzzle on page 7 Eighth-graders prep for annual trip Dunnellon Middle School students and staff will enjoy a week away from school as the Marion County Schools close for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23. DMS students will follow normal school hours when we return from Spring Break Monday, March 26. The annual eighthgrade Trip to Washington, D.C., is finally here! On Saturday, March 17, students will depart at 4:30 a.m. from the campus and return at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, from their exciting adventure. We extend a huge thank you to Dean Rose Thomas and Mr. Glen Jones for organizing and supervising this annual trip. Have a great time! As educators we just love to recommend reading as a pastime for anyone who has free time to fill. The following websites will give parents and students ideas for reading materials that are age appropriate and include all interests. We hope you will take a peek and enjoy reading something just for the fun of it! Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program website, myssyra.org/about/about. html. Just Read Florida suggested reading list website, justreadflorida.com We wish our students and staff a very safe and restful Spring Break. Come back to school revitalized and ready to finish out this fantastic school year we have been enjoying. We have many wonderful things yet to learn and enjoy and dont want to miss one minute of them! See you Monday, March 26. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal District expands Parent Portal FAME continued from page 8 Special to the Riverland News 000AU5U 12084 S. Williams St. Dunnellon ALL YOU CARE TO EAT DAYS! TUESDAYS Wing Night 5pm to 8pm Unlimited Wings & Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 WEDNESDAYS Indian Cuisine Buffet 4pm to 9pm Try our Authentic Indian Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.99 SATURDAYS Barbecue Buffet 4pm to 9pm Alan Ingrams Famous BBQ Food . . . . . . . . . . $11.99 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Our Famous Our Famous Our Famous Seafood Fest Seafood Fest Seafood Fest Every 2nd Friday of Each Month A BIG VARIETY OF SEAFOOD BUFFET NEW NEW

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Romeo preparing for science fairRomeo Elementary School is alive with anticipation as students and staff prepare for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 19. All Marion County Public Schools and District Offices will be closed for the week. Classes will resume Monday, March 26. The Romeo Science Celebration will be Thursday, March 29 in the Romeo Cafeteria. Students in grades four and five are required to turn in an individual science project, and students in grades kindergarten through third turn in class projects. Projects will be judged the morning of the Celebration, and final winners will be announced that night with prizes being awarded. Experiments will be ongoing during the evening and visitors can also visit the Book Fair in the Media Center.Out-of-area school requests acceptedParents 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. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, contact the Student Reassignment Office at 671-7747.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. EDUCATION BRIEFS Rising gas prices dent busing funds The ubiquitous big yellow bus has long been an icon in the American education system. A symbol of promise for those in third-world nations, where education is a luxury often unattained. Just about everyone who has attended a public school has taken a ride on The Cheese Wagon, as its commonly known as. The economic turbulence the nation has faced in the recent years has undoubtedly affected almost every aspect of life as we know it. As fuel prices continue to rise, personal as well as business travel has become a costly venture. In the month of January, Marion County Public Schools have spent an estimated $253,725 to provide the 80,804 gallons of diesel to fuel the busses that provide transportation to the pupils of Marion County. Just as U.S. payrolls rose in February, so did the price of fuel. The price we pay for diesel went up in February from $3.14 per gallon to $3.33 per gallon, explained Marty Channels, clerk specialist for the Marion County Schools transportation department. This 19 cents adds up to an estimated total of a more than $15,000 increase since January. Marion County Schools also used an estimated 10,450 gallons of gasoline to fuel maintenance vehicles, cars used for drivers education and official school board vehicles. Bus driver Crystal Garcia drives an average of 130 miles each day, consisting of four runs, two in the morning and two in the afterAcademy seeking applicants seminar ANNAPOLIS, Md. Applications are being accepted through March 31 for the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) 2012. NASS is designed for students who will have just completed their junior year of high school in the summer of 2012. This program is a fastpaced, six-day experience for high-achievers who may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nations service academies and serving as a military officer after graduation. NASS is held in three sessions: June 2 to 7; June 9 to 14; and June 16 to 21. Summer Seminar introduces students to the opportunities at the Naval Academy where academics, athletics and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nations leaders. Students will live in the dormitory; eat in the dining facility; participate in academic and leadership workshops; and experience a variety of other activities at the academy. Students will have an opportunity to see firsthand what the academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs. The academys current students, known as midshipmen, run the Summer Seminar training with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers. More than 2,250 students from around the U.S. attend this rigorous program each year. If you are a student who wants a summer challenge with the opportunity to sample university-level academics at a first-rate engineering school, Lt. Thomas Dotstry, the Naval Academy Summer Seminar officer-in-charge, explained, the Summer Seminar program will let you discover how the Naval Academy can help you achieve your goals, and give you a jump start on the admissions process. By applying to the 2012 Summer Seminar, students are also applying for admission to the Naval Academy, class of 2017. There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes available on April 1 for students desiring to apply for admission to USNA. Students with questions about NASS and the application process should call 410-293-4361 or visit www.usna.edu/ admissions. The deadline for applications is March 31. Seminar fee is $350. Final results show Dunnellon youths did well at SEYF Photos by Miss Ellie/Wonder PicsDunnellon High Schools Brittany Landers runs one of her dogs through an obstacle course during the Southeastern Youth Fair in late February at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. JOE DUNAWAY/For the Riverland NewsBus driver Crystal Garcia stands next to her bright yellow International school bus. School Distirct paid more than $15,000 in February for fuel JOE DUNAWAY For the Riverland News OCALA For Casey Weber, Isabella Ryan and Chelsea Dominey and other seniors at Dunnellon High School, they recently closed the chapter on their days participating in the Southeastern Youth Fair. Thats not to say they wont return in some capacity in the future, perhaps as parents of youths involved in the annual showcase drawing talent countywide in the agricultural circle. For others, such as Ashlee, Savannah and A.J. Winn, Megan Sereda, Brittany Landers, Adam Shepherd, Savannah Thompson, Connor Wentz and Ele Goodloe, theres still time left for them to compete in the showcase event for those involved in FFA or 4-H. Many of those competing this year have experience or it was their first time, as was the case for Shepherd. All of my buddies have been doing it, so I decided to get involved, the Dunnellon Middle School student explained. Its been a pretty good experience so far. He was nervous as he waited for his class to be called Friday night at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Shepherd, whos been around swine for the better part of his life, said he learned a lot throughout his first time raising a hog for the show. His father agreed. He really liked it, his father, Steve, said. I think he learned it was more responsibility than he realized. Both though, learned one valuable lesson throughout the experience. Using moms crock pot to prepare meals will be off limits next year. We cooked several different things, but mostly corn, Steve explained. If its cooked, they can digest anything, but if its not cooked, they have a harder time digesting it and it doesnt help. But mom does need a new crock pot. For Weber and Dominey, the week of competition marked an end to their careers. Weber, whos won a number of events throughout her 10 years participating in various categories, was pleased with her performance throughout the week, but admitted it was bittersweet. Dominey, who finished fourth in Class 4 of the Swine Show, said its been an emotional week. Im very happy with where I finished, she said. I had a lot of fun this week, but its going to be sad that its over. The senior, crowned homecoming queen this past fall, explained the hardest part is knowing you sell your hog to be slaughtered. You really get attached to them, she said. Its hard having to sell them. But she was certain of one thing. Hes going to taste real good, she said of her hog. Special to the Riverland News 4-Hers bring home honors Dunnellon 4H Club participated in the Southeastern Youth Fair in late February. Twenty-eight members had a combined total of 174 entries in Home Arts, Plants, Animal Fever, Baking, Contests and Animal Projects. The theme for this years Club Display was Growing Tomorrows Leaders Today. The club took home a third-place Rosette to start the fair with. The following members earned Blue, Red or White Ribbons for their Home Arts Projects. In the Junior Division: Rosie Bailey, Kelley Stump, Megan Sereda, Mason Sereda, Kirin Maharaj, Ishana Maharaj, Kylee Follett, Jayme Smith, Bradley Rush, Michael Livingston, Matthew Livingston, Logan White, Andrew Mills, Maggie Barde, Tyler Dellaria. In the Intermediate Division: Hannah Chung and Daniel Spence. In the Senior Division: Rylie Nonnemacher, Caitlyn Dunning and Serenity Skillman. The Watch Me Grow Division: Sydney White, Madilyn Sereda, Natalee Beasley, Tawanie Dellaria and Hailey Rush. In the Vegetable Division, club members grew Collards, Romaine Lettuce and Cabbage. Tyler Dellaria from Mr. Sapps class won first-place; Megan Sereda won second with the Romaine Lettuce; and Rosie Bailey took home third place. The Plants Division: JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BUSING page 15 Special to the Riverland News See 4-HERS page 15 Dunnellon High School junior Connor Wentz attempts get to ge the judges attention during the Swine Show. Wentz placed first in the Clas 10 divsion at the SEYF.

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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 2012-2013 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/dept/fep/ind ex.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 school-year 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 NW 7 Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 NW 7 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 school-year PreK/VPK will be offered in 18 classrooms at 15 public elementary schools: Anthony, Belleview, College Park, East Marion, Emerald Shores, Evergreen, Fessenden, Ft. 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 352-620-7652. to arrive on the scene. Codis car was not the only vehicle damaged by the blaze. Junior Richie Litterines car was also damaged, but not beyond repair. I found out about the fire when we heard a boom outside of coach Beasleys class and saw fire on the car outside his window, Litterine said. At first, the fire was really small and we didnt really think much of it because there were administrators and others out there with fire extinguishers spraying the car. A couple minutes later the fire started to increase in size until it got what looked to be about 20 feet high, and thats when I noticed that the car on fire was the one right next to mine. Litterine said he usually parks his Honda CRV in nearly the same spot each day, and is not sure yet the cost of the damages, only that it will be repaired. As Codis mom dropped her off early for school on Monday morning, Codi exited the car with what was left of her books in plastic bags. She has wrapped them because, between the fire damage and the water damage, the items smelled and were still damp. My mom dropped me off early and is headed to the middle school to see what is going to happen with my brothers books, said Codi, who was already supplied with a new set of texts so she can continue to do her homework. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 11 CANADIAN MEDS 000ATFT Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $89.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 000AHPD CCC1327264 HI2378 WELL KEEP YOU SHELTERED FROM THE STORM! rjroofinginc@yahoo.com Authorized Installer Citrus County 352-726-7006 Marion County 352-622-7006 FAX 352-726-7031 Toll Free 888-726-7006 FREE 32 FLAT SCREEN T V wi th a ny re roof or m etal ro of Expires 3/31/12 INC Commercial Residential 000A8NZ 000AOEE 000ATVH I know life doesnt come with a schedule. 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Im super excited for the support group to grow, she said. Its kind of been my project to get more teens there. I know that not everyone is as outspoken and open about their disease as I am, but once they come to this group, Im hoping that their feelings about it will change. TEEN continued from page 8 Parents should apply now for Pre-K, VPK programs Special to the Riverland News 000AUAC FREE Sweepstakes 100 Tokens Every Time You Come In! Great Food and Family Fun for Everyone! Enjoy Great Food prepared and served by Bill and the staff of Bills Grill. WIN CASH PRIZES while supporting Floridas Veterans by participating in the Florida VFW Foundation Sweepstakes Program. BINGO FRIDAYS 12-2pm! Plus we have family games, music, additional room for your private gatherings, sweepstakes, great food and more! 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd. (488), Dunnellon For more information call 352-489-1772 Mon. Sat., 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Extended Hours by Reservation) NOW OPEN! 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Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance now through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W-2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. 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.Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864.Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702.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.12 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 000AU96 Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Last years Federal Income Tax Return (2010 income tax return) Social Security cards for all taxpayers and dependents Correct birthdates for all names that appear on the return All Important Tax Documents (W-2s, 1099s, 1098 for mortgage interest, property taxes) Picture ID including spouses, if married and filing joint returns For education credits, bring 1098T and the amount paid for qualified expenses Student Loans Interest: F1098E For dependent care credit, Child care providers name, address, SSN/EIN and amount you paid Cancellation of Debt: F1099C Sch CEZ/Sch CCall our office for more details. Voided check and saving account number for direct deposit of your refund (this is optional, but gets your cash to you faster.) If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will NOT prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Chris Cotter at 352-732-9696, ext. 209. United Way offers FREE tax preparation

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RIVERLANDSPORTSRiverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 13 Rachael Horne, TennisThe junior has improved dramatically on her strokes and placement of the ball over the last month. She is very consistent with her serves rarely double faulting. Angelique DeFevers, Girls TrackDeFevers took first place in the second heat with a time of 1:10 in the 400-meter. This was the first time running this event, Dunnellon Coach Karen Noffsinger said, noting it was Tuesday, March 6, at the Lake Weir Invitational. Angelique DeFevers Rachel Horne SPORTS BRIEFS 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 368-8825.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. DHS football schedules Spring gameThe 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. Lady Tigers roar in three district wins The Dunnellon High School girls softball team went big this week in posting three big victories. The Lady Tigers are now ranked second in the district thus far with a 4-6 record in 10 games. On Tuesday, March 6, Dunnellon competed against Eustis at home, coming away with a convincing 144 victory against the Lady Panthers. Offensively, Jody Weber went 3for-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs. Alora Thompson went 3-for-3 with one double and five RBIs. Ashlee Winn went 2-for-3. Nicole Drew and Elizabeth Wright also went 2-for-3. Nicole Drew pitched five innings while surrendering only one hit in picking up the victory. On Thursday, March 8, the Lady Tigers competed against a familiar foe, squaring off against Hernando on the road. Dunnellon came away with a hard-fought, district win, 63, in a hostile environment. Sophomores Ashlee Winn, who went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI, and Jody Weber went 3for-4 with three RBIs. Alyssa Claffey went 2-for-4 with a RBI. The Lady Tigers had runners on in every inning but one. Nicole Drew pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and two walks. For their final game of the week, the Lady Tigers played a heavy team that is always tough competition, Crystal River. Dunnellon finished a strong week in great fashion, defeating the Pirates, 9-1, capping off an impressive week by winning three district games. The Lady Tigers had a strong performance from Nicole Drew pitching a complete game, while surrendering one run. Offensively, Dunnellon was led by sister duo, Alora Thompson, who went 3-for-5, allowing two runs to score and had three RBIs, and Cierra Thompson, who went 2-for2. Dunnellon played Tuesday against Belleview and Wednesday against Lake Weir. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers plays at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Tavares, which posted a 9-8 victory earlier this season. Dunnellon now in second place in district standings AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News BOWLING SCORES PARKVIEW LANES WEEKLY NEWS League scores for the week ending March 11: HOLDER HOTSHOTS LEAGUE MEETING: The league meeting for the next 12week session of the Thursday night Holder Hotshots will be at 7 p.m. March 29. The four-person teams can be all women, all men or mixed, and bowlers may sign up as individuals. MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: Handicap: Dennis Flanagan 283, 766; Todd Cridland 278; Raul Rosales 767; Dorine Fugere 254, 690; Stephanie Flory 250; Linda Dudziak 683. Scratch: Todd Cridland 278, 705; Dennis Flanagan 258; Sean Fugere 705; Eric Glowacki 701; Dorine Fugere 235, 633; K.C. Cridland 225; Stephanie Flory 580. PRESERVE PINBUSTERS: Handicap: Emile Guay 249, 699; Frank Shea 233; Clarence Pelkie 641; Joyce Swarm 242; Sally Shepard 241; Lorraine Guay 658; Lucy Smallwood 641. Scratch: Ken Sprague 221, 578; Emile Guay 218, 606; Joyce Swarm 179; Bobbie Christensen 170; Jan Miller 473; Lucy Smallwood 455. SUNCOAST SENIORS: Handicap: Murphy Combs 256, 727; Ray Cusimano 250, 693; Lynda Morgan 244; Wanda Klik 244; Pat Combs 229, 644; Barb Steffen 614. Scratch: Murphy Combs 237, 670; Jerry Ness 204, 593; Wanda Klik 184; Lynda Morgan 171; Barb Steffen 464; Pat Combs 461. LADIES CLASSIC: Handicap: Cheryl Clamer 262, 746; Peg Hess 257; Pat Ouellette 737. Scratch: Pat Ouellette 184, 530; Myla Wexler 184, 480; Judy Hindbaugh 178. LATE STARTERS: Handicap: Ted Rafanan 250; Victor Maldonado 246; Andre Boetius 667; Bob Biggs 658; Linda Vehrs 251, 671; Carolyn McKeithan 234, 632. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 246, 617; Skip George 214; Bob Biggs 574; Linda Vehrs 210, 548; Fran Barlow 201, 499. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN: Handicap: Marc Grasso 293, 790; Larry James Nevels 288, 801. Scratch: Marc Grasso 269, 718; Sean Fugere 258, 711; Wes Foley 258. PARKVIEW LANES WOMENS TRIO: Handicap: Denise Hogan 243; Fran Barlow 241, 642; Carol Vandyke 667. Scratch: Fran Barlow 205, 534; Marilyn Seymour 181; Terri Moorbeck 480. GOOD TIME BOWLERS: Handicap: Bill Montross 233; Bob Krueger 227, 660; Jim Mason 630; Barb McNally 241, 630; Alice Bahrs 240; Janet Murray 632. Scratch: Bill Montross 188; Dave Messenger 178; Bob Krueger 178, 507; Barb McNally 200, 507; Janet Murray 190, 515. HOLDER HOTSHOTS: Handicap: Lyle Ternes 270, 747; Mike Calcagni 265; Shorty Williams 717; Brenda Ratliff 253, 710; Tammy Woodburn 251; Phyllis Ternes 703. Scratch: Eddie Corbitt 237, 564; Lyle Ternes 216, 585; Ellen Bowman 171, 461; Kathy Calcagni 165,482. PARKVIEW OWLS: Handicap: Damon Mills-Smith 294, 849; Jim Dollar 291; Charlie Stein 752; Darlene Arndt 289, 769; Debbie Mills 288, 807. Scratch: Charlie Stein 289, 752; Ryan Aguilar 243, 685; Dorine Fugere 218, 537; Debbie Mills 201, 546; Debbie Mills 201. BOWLERS OF THE WEEK: Terry Brown, 105 pins over her average, and Larry James Nevels and Damon Mills-Smith, 129 pins over their averages. 000ATTE Y o u r H o m e t o w n F i s h M a r k e t S i m p l y S e a f o o d LLC Tuesday Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 10am-3pm NOW ACCEPTING EBT Find us on Facebook SIMPLY SEAFOOD LLC John & Debra 12149 S. Williams St., Dunnellon 352-465-7887 Deb is Back! DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SIMPLY SEAFOOD DHS tennis nets another victory The Dunnellon High School girls tennis team notched another team victory Thursday, March 8, when the Lady Tigers bested Lake Weir, 7-0. Each girl won their individual matches while sweeping the doubles contests. Alex Love won her match, 8-0. I was placing the ball well and hitting good spots with my serves, Love said. My opponent wasnt big on hustling to the ball so I hit deep in the corners and had a lot of winners. Jade Gardner, Tia Love and April Hargabus all toppled their opponents, 8-0. The lone player that didnt end with the same score was Rachel Horne, who won 8-1. For doubles Alex Love and Jade Gardner teamed up for an 8-1 victory while Tia Love and Danielle Prinz posted an 8-2 victory. There was a lot of stupid mistakes, but I believe we won because they could not return the balls, Prinz said. I used my backhand for the majority of the time. For some reason it was my more confident swing this match. We needed that win, it reminds us that hard work does pay off. It was a good game, I enjoy playing doubles. Dunnellon played Tuesday at Gainesville Eastside. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers play at 4 p.m. today at home against West Port. RAINBOW SPRINGS LGA RESULTS DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland News Madeline Tourne returns a volley against Thursday against Lake Weir. Lady Tigers throttle Lake Weir, 7-0, in dominating fashion On March 8, the LGA played a game of two best balls of four. First Low Net was the team of Gwen Baker, Karin Hopkins, Fran Scasny and Diane McGrail; Second Low Net was a tie between the teams of Janice Villa, Jan Botzenhart, Marlena Laclair and Beth Stroble, Lynn Barber, Anna Coombes and Shirley MacDonald. Birdies: Janice Villa, Diane Broadway and Trudy Richard. Chip-Ins: Diane Broadway, Anna Coombes, Betty Cannaday and Sue Medford. Greenies: Bette Hubbard, Terry Herbert, M.J. Strelec, Trudy Richard and Diane Broadway. On March 1, the event was Low Gross, Low Net. There were 13 players. In the first flight: Low gross: Janice Villa, 91; first Low Net: Karin Hopkins, 74; second Low Net, Janice Botzenhart, 78. In the second flight: Low Gross: Diane Broadway, 101; first Low Net: Rhea Raw, 75; second Low Net: Gerry Young, 78. Birdies: Toni Bulson and Di Smith. Greenies: Toni Bulson, hole No. 4; Janice Villa, hole No. 8; Di Smith, hole No. 13; Diane Broadway, hole No. 16. The LGA completed a three-day tournament Feb. 23 with paired match play. In the championship flight: Flight 1 winners were: Marlena Laclair and Lynn Barber. Flight 2 winners were: Shari Harris and Karen Hopkins. Flight 3 winners were: Rhea Raw and Janice Botzenhart. In the consolation flight: Flight 1 winners were: MaryLou Gebhardt and Beth Maslar. Flight 2 winners were: Ann Carter and Pauline Wiesen. Flight 3 winners were: Ann Kuhlmey and Susan Murray. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsA television camera films a segment featuring students from Romeo and Dunnellon elementary schools during the third annual Charlie Dixon Music Festival last Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ocala. The program, featuring students from elementary schools countywide, was taped as district officials plan to the program 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 overthe-air on digital channel 7.1. Dunnellon Elementary School students Mary Caprio, left, and Marta Cruz, above, along with Romeo student Erica Morales keeps an attentive eye on the start of the performance. The annual festival, showcasing the musical talent at elementary schools countywide is done to stress the importance of providing the arts, particulary the arts, to young schoolaged children, not only countywide, but nationwide. TOP: Romeo music teacher Sandra Collins helps direct students from Romeo and Dunnellon during their perf ormance. Students from the schools performed two songs and received a large ovation for their performance. ABOVE LEFT: Cassandra Damien, front, and Austin Coomer, with back-to-back to Damien, strike a pose during a song. ABOVE RIGHT: Desiree Weidman, left, and Jacqueline LeBlanc shake their tamborines during a m usicl number. BOTTOM: Dunnellon Elementary School student Anthony Litterine plays the drums during the students performance of We Are the World.

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Megan Sereda, Logan White and Michael Livingston all received firstplace Rosettes; second-place Rosettes went to Kelley Stump and Maggie Barde; third-place Rosettes went to Matthew Livingston and Kirin Maharaj. Rosie Bailey received a Blue ribbon. Megan Sereda, Rylie Nonnemacher and the club hog all received Blue ribbons for their hogs. Rylie, Megan and Maggie Barde participated in Showmanship. Rylie and Logan White did the Swine Skill-a-thon. Rosie Bailey along with Megan and Rylie all had excellent Record books and are now waiting to be judged at the County Level. Rosie and A.J. Mills did the Auction of the club hog. In the Rabbit Division: Kelley Stump earned Blue and Best of Breed for her Dutch Rabbit. Kylee Follett earned a Blue and she won first place in Showmanship. Kirin Maharaj earned a Blue Ribbon for her Rabbit and in the Poster Contest. Rosie Bailey won a Blue, Red and White for her Rabbits and a Red for her Poster. Hannah Chung also earned a Blue for her Dutch, who was the father of the above rabbits. In the Chicken Division: Logan White earned a Red for his Silkie. Rosie earned three Blue Ribbons, and one Red for her chickens and Roster. Her Chicken Poster earned a third-place Rosette. In the Conservation Tray Division, Logan White won second and $50 and Matthew Livingston won third and $25. In Consumer Choice Judging, Rylie Nonnnemacher won first place in Oral Reasoning. At the State Competition, she placed second in Oral Reasoning and second in Team Judging. Hannah Chung placed third in Oral Reasoning and third in Team Judging. The Dunnellon 4H Leaders are Louetta Hartigan, Carrie Crile and Donna Darden. grand prize with his short documentary, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment. There was two first-place winners selected, as well as eight second-place finishers. Futch was one of eight third-place prize winners in the competition, putting her in the top 18, nationwide. This years event, which drew more than 1,200 student videos, C-SPAN noted it had received its highest number of entries in contest history. Futch, who said shell attend West Port High School next fall and plans to enroll in its Video Production program, was one of four contestants from the state to place. Chad Klitzman and Dustin Slade, 12th-graders from Cypress Bay High School in Weston, earned a second-place finish for their video, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Initially, Futch had not planned to enter the contest, but at the urging of Wood, she began formulating her idea and piecing it together. She spent a week prior to the deadline preparing her entry, using footage from her interviews with OConnor and Graham, combing footage from C-SPAN as well, per contest rules. The last few days, I was shooting stuff to add, she said, explaining its the longest video shes produced during her time in the class. It was a lot of work, but I was doubtful Id even place. Futch and Wood nearly encountered one major bump in submitting the entry. Per the contest rules, the documentary had to be uploaded through the website. When Wood attempted to upload the video to the website at the school, it wouldnt allow her to. So, with the clock ticking, she placed the video on a flash drive and went home. There, Wood said she attempted to upload the video unsuccessfully, so she called contest organizers and explained the situation. They told me to just mail it to them, so I dropped the flash drive in an envelope and sent it off, she explained. They were just super great about it and understood the whole situation. As a part of finishing third, Futch will conduct a Skype interview with officials from C-SPAN to be interviewed for a segment to air nationwide Sunday, April 3. She will also receive a cash prize of $750. Being on the other side of the camera will be a new experience, Futch admitted. Im kind of nervous, she explained. Itll be kind of weird. Winning accolades and honors certainly arent anything new for students in Beth Woods Video Production Class, but of the more than three dozen countywide and statewide awards, but this is by far the biggest honor a student in the program has earned. Im just thrilled to death for her, Wood said. Im really proud of her. Wood admitted she was hopeful for a student to enter the contest this year with all of the work theyve put in this year and the interviews theyve secured. Its really tough to sit down and independently do a documentary, Wood said. Im sure most of the others are class or team projects. For a student to sit down and do this independently is just awesome. Taylor was very committed to getting this done. I cannot say enough about her. For a list of complete winners and their videos, visit www.studentcam. org/Winners12.htm. To see Futchs video, visit http://studentcam.viddler. com/videos/watch.php?idf 12dfd1c. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 15 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. 270-0315-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A REZONING REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-14 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE DISAPPROVE A REQUEST TO AMEND THE ZONING OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 6.3 ENTITLED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS, TO REZONE THE PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS PARCEL NUMBER 3383-007004 ON THE MARION COUNTY PARCEL ROLLS AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18, PLAT BOOK F PAGE 027 RAINBOW RIVER ACRES BLK G LOTS 4.5.6, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, FROM R3A RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY TO B-3 CENTRAL BUSINESS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Rezoning from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.3 of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000ARIY 000AU79 NATURAL PET FOOD & SUPPLIES Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 Dunnellon (352) 465-1515 Voted Best Grooming In Dunnellon Grooming 7 Days GROOMING GROOMING Free pick up Free pick up & delivery & deliver y Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000ATG1 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 000AF8L 000AU73 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 noon. Servicing Dunnellon High School as well as Romeo Elementary, Garcias route (Route 3005) starts at 6:18 in the morning, making stops at the communities of Rainbow Lakes Estates, Lake Tropicana, The Forest at Rainbow Springs, and Juliette Falls. As a bus driver Garcia is responsible for fueling her bus with 30 gallons of diesel every other day, as well as routine cleaning of her bus. My route is one of the shorter runs in the zone 3 fleet. said Garcia who transports and average of 70 students in the mornings, and 80 in the afternoons. Taking budget cuts into consideration if this trend in rising fuel prices continues, Marion County Schools will surely feel the impact where it counts, the students quality of education. BUSING continued from page 10 4-HERS continued from page 10 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTaylor Futchs classmates watch her documentary, which was broadcast on the Morning Madness for the whole school to view. AWARD continued from page 1 (352) 489-6055 000AU8L AUNT BOBBYS 20561 Powell Rd. One block west of Bank of America Hours: Tues. Sat 10-4 Aunt Bobby s Antiques Aunt Bobby s Antiques & Collectables & Collectables Come in and see why we are worth the drive! Green Thumb Specials Metal Yard Art Crystal Bird Baths & Feeders Potting Tables Patio Furniture Bird Houses Send your meeting news to Riverland News at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432-6035; e-mail editor@riverlandnews.com

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 000ATJ9 RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT OR We have the news covered from Red Light Cameras to Green light Communications $ 27 00 1 year Subscription Subscribe Today and SAVE $ Ask For Code MO Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com *Must be local, in-county delivery. Offer expires 4/4/2012 000ASCO 11250 SW 93rd Ct., #10, Ocala, FL 34481 352-671-2999 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL (1/2 mile east of Walmart) 352-419-7911 SALE ENDS MARCH 19, 2012 Insurance coverage subject to qualifications under your policy. Factory Inventory Reduction Sale The Mini with our Average Claim You Pay $295 Great Savings with Most Medical Plans You may qualify for up to $3,000 in Hearing Aid benefits. Take advantage of your plan before they change it! Marion County Procurement Services kicked off a monthlong campaign geared toward expanding work with local businesses at the March 6 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Pictured (left to right) Commissioner Mike Amsden, Commission Vice Chair Kathy Bryant, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, Business Services Specialist April Chappell, Commissioner Carl Zalak, III, Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen, Procurement Contract Analyst Carrie Hyde and Commissioner Stan McClain. County launches monthlong campaign to expand work with local businesses MARION COUNTY, Fla. (March 6, 2012) Beverages, fencing services, junk/litter removal, medical supplies and tire sales/disposal. At first glance, this seems like a disparate mix of services to group together. What they have in common, however, is that theyre each one of the 116 commodity/service areas for which Marion County Procurement Services (and other county departments) solicit quotes and proposals. At todays Board of County Commissioners meeting, Procurement Services launched a monthlong campaign geared toward increasing awareness of the countys need for these types of wide-ranging services and for encouraging our local businesses to participate in the bidding and quote processes that are part of obtaining those services. The ultimate goal keep tax dollars circulating locally when possible. Our communitys economic success depends on local businesses, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. Through this campaign, we will raise awareness of additional revenue possibilities for Marion County businesses. An area that Procurement Services staff is particularly focused on through its campaign is increasing the number of businesses registered in its local business directory. The directory is one of the biggest perks the county offers to local businesses according to Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen. By signing up with the local business directory, vendors are automatically notified about quotes and bids specific to the commodity or service the vendor has chosen on the application, Olsen said. This is a free service the county offers to local vendors only. Businesses can complete and submit the local business directory application online at www.marioncountyfl.org/pr ocurement.htm. Procurement Services will host a vendor open house at its office (2511 SE Third St., Ocala) as part of its campaign on Tuesday, Mar. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; at the event businesses can learn more about how to work with Marion County. Staff members are also scheduling presentations with local business groups to discuss the basics of working with the county. To pre-register for the vendor open house (walk-ins are also welcome) or see about scheduling a presentation for your business group, contact Procurement Services at 352-671-8444 or purchasing@marioncountyfl.org. COMMUNITY BRIEF Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year 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.

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Friends preparing for April book saleThe Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, is preparing for its end of April Spring Book Sale. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends want to thank the community for their continued support of the store and for the success of our holiday sales including Valentines week. Please bring us your gently read book donations. No encyclopedias or Readers Digest, please. Just bring books into the store when its open, or leave them in the bin outside the stores door. The Book Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the library at 4382520.Living with Chronic Disease workshops slatedLocal 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.Items for homeless program neededThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. Last year pathologists from Gainesville informed consumers of a downy mildew that had been found for the first time in Florida on the plant Impatiens. This is a popular bedding plant for many gardeners, and can prove devastating to the flower. The pathogen is a water mold and cool moist weather helps the pest take hold. It is specific to impatiens and can be spread easily by wind, and splashing water. Warmer weather can help the plant, but this spring has been cool and damp, ideal. The disease can be found more commonly in young material, so when buying plants check to make sure that the plant is healthy. Leaves will look stippled (wavy), and the green color will begin to look yellow. Leaves will fall off leaving a bare stem. The yellow, or sometimes the early-infected leaves will appear white to gray on the underside. If you find infected plants then it is sensible to carefully remove them from your planting, bag in a sealed bag, and dispose of. Do not add this material to your compost, as the spores will continue to develop and survive. Avoid doing cuttings if you wish to propagate and use seeds instead. One can use fungicides but, according to the department of Agriculture, this works best before infection is seen so is more preventative than a cure. With the wonderful spring rains that are arriving now is a good time to fertilize lawns. Make sure that the directions are followed to avoid run off and excess simply going into waterways, and your home supplies of water. Pruning can begin on your trees and shrubs, including Azaleas once the plant finishes flowering. I have seen lawn mowers out and about, but do not cut too tight and allow the grass to fill, and give a nice lawn. Vegetable plants are growing and with the frosts gone, tomatoes can be moved outside. I am planting corn and extra greens in an effort to get extra feed for my poultry. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 17 000AORQ 000ATVJ 000AO10 This message provided by this newspaper. Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Challenge March 24 10:00 a.m. The rally will begin at Winding River Park, Yankeetown. Participants will paddle down the Withlacoochee to Bennetts Creek and return to Winding River Park. Pre-registration $25 Day of event $30 For information on registration call Jack Schofield 352-447-6152 or email warinc.directors@gmail.com Proceeds benefit the Withlacoochee Area Residents Visit us on the Web at: warinconline.com 000ANW9 Keep an eye out for destructive mildew Tracy Jenner RIVERLAND GARDENER DICK MORTON/For the Riverland NewsThe Annie W. Johnson Family and Senior Center recently had a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new food pantry expansion. Pictured, from left, are: Sandy Gomez, Annie Board of Director; Chris Cotter, United Way of Marion County; John Lawerence, Moose Lodge; Pat Coles, Citrus County Senior Services supervisor; Chet Garron, Moose Lodge; Beverly Leisure, Dunnellon Chamber executive director; Mac Sheffield, Annie Board of Director; Robert McKenzie, Annie Board of Director; Caroline Winterton, Annie Board of Director; Fred Ward, Annie Board of Director; Larry Cooper, Annie Johnson executive director; Joyce Bergeron, Annie Board of Director; and Christine Avina, client service director. The Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center is at 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For information, call 352-489-8021. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Annie W. Johnson food pantry ribbon cutting

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Edna M. Chancey, 79Edna M. Chancey, 79 of Dunnellon, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 in the loving care of her family and the staff of Legacy House of Hospice of Marion County. She was born on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1932 to Kenneth L. and Margaret Wheatfill in Terre Haute, Ind. She moved to Kissimmee in 1959 from Terre Haute. She then moved to Orlando in 1961, where she worked for several insurance agencies for over 10 years. She then went to work in Orlando for Boise Cascade Corporation in 1970, retiring as shipping supervisor after 17 years of service. She and her husband, Ralph, then moved to Crystal River, where she went to work for Harold B. Stephens, Atty. for 2 years. She has lived in the Dunnellon area since 1993 and moved into Dunnellon Square Mobile Home Park in 2001. She was an active resident in the park, having been secretary of their homeowners association as well as president of the association. She also wrote their monthly newsletter for several years. She was a life member of the VFW Post #4864 Ladies Auxiliary of Citrus Springs. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. Edna was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Christine Tillman; brother, Raymond Wheatfill and by her husband, Ralph after 38 years of marriage. Between them, they had eight children, which included one son and seven daughters, Robert Patterson of Coleman, Vicki Tillman of Ruskin, Cathy Josyln of Venice, Cheryl Clayton of Walterboro, S.C., Sandi Detrick of St. Paris, Ohio, Shelly Frazier of Tallahassee, Laura Jergens of Roopville, Ga. and Missy Hendrix of Perry, Ga. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and sister, Wanda Acosta of Dunnellon. Viewing will take place at Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The funeral service will be at Fero Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., with the Reverend Jess Burton of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home, www.ferofuneralhome.com. Margaret Lucille Ledford Pelletier, 86Margaret Lucille Ledford Pelletier, 86, died Feb. 29, 2012, after a brief illness. A native of Franklin, N.C., Mrs. Pelletier was the daughter of the late Oscar Ledford and Lexie Farmer Ledford and lived most of her life in Florida. Margaret Lucille loved life and was known for how she could say words that could make one laugh. Mrs. Pelletier was one of Jehovahs Witnesses; she attended the Citrus Springs Congregation. In addition to her parents, brothers and sisters, Mrs. Pelletier is preceded in death by her husband, Rosaire Pelletier. She is survived by her sister, Grace Ledford Ensley of Sylva, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family. A private interment took place March 3, 2012 in Homosassa. A service celebrating her life will take place Mar. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Citrus Springs Kingdom Hall. Those who knew and loved her spirit are invited. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Legacy House in Ocala. Michael Tousignant, 70Michael Troll Tousignant, 70, of Dunnellon, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 17 2012 at Dunnellon Masonic Lodge 136, 20751 Powell Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon was in charge of arrangements. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice 000A6Q9 U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 WWW NATURECOASTUU ORG SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME FIND US AND YE SHALL SEE K f youre searching for a spiritual home where questions are as welcome as answers, find us. We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own path, wherever it leads. To nurture your spirit and find your own truth and meaning. Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. I 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 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 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 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. 000AQDK 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 000ATSQ 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 Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 20641 Chestnut Street Corner of Chestnut & Ohio Streets In The Historic District 489-2682 Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . 9:45 AM Worship . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Nursery Provided For All Servic es dunnpreschurch@bellsouth.net 000A1L8 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 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 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 000ADBE GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000AU8E Podiatric Physician & Surgeon OBITUARIES Edna M. Chancey Lenten Schedule at Peace Lutheran Peace Lutheran Church at 7201 S. U.S. 41, 5 miles north of Dunnellon, is celebrating the season of Lent, which leads to Easter. This year, Pastor McKee is using Luthers Catechisms for the midweek and Holy Week theme. The midweek services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and each service, will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:15. This is an opportunity to learn about Lutheran teachings, and those who have been around the Lutheran church for a while will find this time together to be an excellent refresher. The schedule is as follows: March 21: We Are Forgiven: The Office of the Keys, John 20:19-23. March 28: We Eat a Holy Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar, Matthew 26:26-28. April 5, Maundy Thursday: On the Night When He Was Betrayed, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32. April 6, Good Friday: It Is Finished, John 19:30. April 8, Easter Sunday: Dont Seek the Living Among the Dead, Luke 24:1-6.. The time schedule for Easter Sunday services will be announced later. For more information, contact the church office at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org. CHURCH BRIEF Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272.

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For more information, call Maureen Orkwis at 489-3166 or visit stjohncc.com.Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert slatedThe University of Florida Cello students, conducted by Steven Thomas, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. This presentation consists of musical styles from the Renaissance and Baroque works by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Handel, to the Romantic period by Buckner and Popper, concluding with Brazilian works by VillaLobos. A love offering will be taken at the end of the concert with all proceeds going to the performers. Church slates Holy Week activitiesJoy Lutheran Church, at 6:45 p.m. beginning Maundy Thursday, April 5, the worship service begins the three days of Christs Passion. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christs death and at the end of service; the sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the worshipers will quietly leave. At 2 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, the Joy choir will present the cantata The Shadow of the Cross. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will have an Easter Vigil at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for an hour and a half. There will be readings, songs and communion depicting the creation through the life of Jesus. Easter Sunday services will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting. Two services will follow in the church sanctuary, the first at 8:30, the second at 10:30 The public is welcome. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State 200, Ocala. For more information, call 854-4509 ext. 221.First Assembly to host dinner, showFirst Assembly of God of Dunnellon will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Show, A Walk Down Memory Lane, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23. The show is a musical journey from the 1900s through the 1960s. The dinner will follow the show. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults, $6; children, ages 5 to 12, $4; and children younger than 4, free. The church is at 2872 W. Dunnellon Road, County Road 488, across from Nichols Lumber. For more information, call 489-8455.Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Church fish fry slated during LentSt. 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. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsTiffany Lee, right, and Michelle Leonard, discuss team fundraising ideas with J.R. Smith at the most recent Relay for Life Team Party. The final Relay for Life team meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Organizers will go over the activities for the night of the Relay for Life, which is scheduled for April 6 and 7 at Dunnellon High School. Paint the Town Purple is scheduled for Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Tammy Myers 465-8510 or email tmyers@dunnellonpd.org. 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Box 3021, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Deven Medical Center located at 11707 N. Williams St., Suite #2, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 6 day of March, 2012. /s/ Ulhas T. Deven/M.D. March 15, 2012. Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 7 day of March, 2012. /s/ Marvin Lynn Black Owner March 15, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! 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(888)374-7294 Professional COMMERCIAL LICENSED AGENT 220 OR 440Please fax Resume 352-489-0384 or email bir dins@bellsouth.net Trades/ Skills DRIVERSHometime Choices: Express lanes Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. WEEKLY, Full and Part time. Dry and Refrigerated, New Trucks! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVERS: RUN 5 STATES REGIONAL! Get Home Weekends, earn up to 39cent mile, 1 yr OTR Flatbed Exp. required. SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 800-572-5489 X 227 General Help 25 Driver Trainees Needed!Learn to drive for TMCTransportation Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! local CDL Training! Job ready in 3 weeks! (888)368-1964 DRIVER $0 TUITIONCDL(A) Training & JOB! Top Industry Pay, Quality Training, Stability & Miles! *Short employment commitment required. (800)326-2778 www. JoinCRST.com Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos.CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www. melton truck.com/drive General Help NOW HIRINGEntry-level to upper mgmt. Exp. not reqd. Full training provided. Medical and 401(k) offered. $550-$800 a week. Call Barbara, 352.436.4460 Employment Info AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing Available. CALL Aviation Institute Of Maintenance. (866)314-3769 Schools/ Instruction Can you Dig It? Heavy Equipment School, 3 wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local Job placement asset. Start digging dirt Now. (877)994-9904 Call Toll Free 1-877-676-1403Place Your Classified Ad In RIVERLAND NEWS Schools/ Instruction Attend College Online from Home *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline .com Work At Home HUGE OPPORTUNITY NEW CO. COMING TO THE AREA, LOOKING FOR (3) PROFESSIONAL SALES PEOPLE W/MANAGEMENT SKILLS... SIX FIGURE INCOME CALL: (302)497-0330 LV MSG Auctions 2 BIG AUCTIONS THIS WEEK THURS. Mar ch 15 Estate Auction Prev:12-Auction 3-Full! Riding yard machine, fresh hi-end estate furn., frig., DW, 30 flat screen, Viking Surger, tools & hshld galore! SA T ., Mar ch 17 SPOR TS MEM. AUCTIONw/Y ANKEES Prev:11 Auction 1pm HUGE coll. of signed memor. incl. Marino, Rolly Fingers, Yogi Berra+++ 1000s of sports cars sold by the piles incl. 1950s to now DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12% BP-2% ca.disc LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403RIVERLANDNEWSCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Auctions DUNNELLON MEAT & GROCERY ON-SITE LIQUIDATION AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 17th at19140 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon FL 34432. Preview begins at 9:00am, sale begins at .10am Hobart model 4246 meat grinder, Hobart model 5614 band saw, Hobart model 2812 slicer, Hobart model HWS-4 wrap machine, Hobart scale, pallet jack, wire display racks, 2 Royal cash registers, voltage converter, 2 credit card machines, sanitizer station w/ hose, grease trap, Barker produce case, Cas digital scale, deli case, 4 Tyler meat cases, Dryer ice cream freezer, 2 True upright cabinet freezers, stainless prep tables, 5 meat carts w/ trays, Mr Winter 8x12 walk-in cooler, Frididaire A/C unit, Fedders A/C unit, Century fire safe, file cabinet, Gateway PC, shopping carts, metal shelving, utility sinks, MORE!Phoenix Auction Services, Inc. 352-463-0707 AU1437 AB2866 10% BP Furniture DK BROWN LEATHER LOVE SEAT, Excellent condition, double recliner. $250.00 Rich Brown Leather 382-352-7911 Wanted to Buy HOWARDS FLEA MKT. G-WING, I Buy GOLD, SILVER, COINS, Pay $27.25 Gram, G-Wing 7 Days -Phone Joe for Prices 697-1457 WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Furnished, 1BR home with central A/C $600. 352-476-4964 INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Sec. dep, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 BR home $325 plus. 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes For Sale INVERNESS55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $276/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,000 must be approved352-476-4964 On Lake Rousseau 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60MH, 8x20 FL room, 8x10 shed, 2-stall carport, Withlacoochee Backwaters MHP, $8500. 352-219-2240 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3/2/2RENT TO OWNClose to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes INVERNESS55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard and much more! Single wide 1 & 2 BR, starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $276/mo. H20 included. 3 mo. free rent with purchase. 352-476-4964 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Pressure Cleaning Lees Pressure Washing Readers Choice Winner 5 years. 352-489-6786

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22 Riverland News, Thursday, March 15, 2012 000ATZA RIVERLAND REALTY RIVERLAND REALTY RIVERLAND REALTY 11824 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 11824 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 11824 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432 Phone: (352) 489-4511 Fax: (352) 489-9976 Phone: (352) 489-4511 Fax: (352) 489-9976 Phone: (352) 489-4511 Fax: (352) 489-9976 Email: riverlandrealty@bellsouth.net Email: riverlandrealty@bellsouth.net Email: riverlandrealty@bellsouth.net THE REILLY & MOORE TEAM Awarded the Year 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS CIRCLE TEAM Awarded the Year 2011 Company TOP LISTING AND TOP SELLING REALTORS Recognized as one of the Year 2011 Realtor OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS WILBUR VANWYCK BROKER/REAL TOR LINDA CORSE REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE OFFICE MANAGER Awarded the Year 2011 Coldwell Banker OFFICE MANAGERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FREDDIE GLENN MOORE REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE THOMAS REILLY REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE JAMES FRAISER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SOCIETY 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL TRACI SPANGLER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 Coldwell Banker INTERNATIONAL STERLING SOCIETY 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL LORIE HOWARD REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL BETTY KOEHLER REALTOR ASSOCIATE 2011 REALTOR TOP PROFESSIONAL CELEBRATING 19 YEARS WITH COMPANY COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY WELCOMES THREE NEW REALTOR ASSOCIATES TO ITS TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL REALTORS SHARON BAKER, GRI REALTOR ASSOCIATE 36 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE LOUISE BONO REALTOR BROKER ASSOCIATE 37 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE DONNA JAMEISON REALTOR ASSOCIATE STARTING A NEW CAREER IN REAL ESTATE COLDWELL BANKER AND BROKER, WILBUR VANWYCK, RECONIZED THE FOLLOWING REALTORS THAT CONTINUE TO MAKE COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY THE LEADER IN REAL ESTATE LISTINGS & SALES FOR DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. COLDWELL BANKER RIVERLAND REALTY CELEBRATED ANOTHER GREAT YEAR IN REAL ESTATE AT ITS YEAR 2011 AWARDS BANQUET Top 20 list for units sold out of 866 Coldwell Banker Offices of similar size in North America