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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, April 5, 2012Vol 30 No. 24 75 cents WHATS HOPPENING? Come Saturday, the bunny will bounce back through Dunnellon. The Easter Bunny will be busy, providing three stops for area youths wishing to take part in the annual Easter tradition of scouring every nook and corner for eggs loaded with sugary sweets and prizes. Baptist Church Egg HuntFirst Baptist Church of Dunnellon will host the second annual Communitywide Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Registration starts at 11 and the hunt begins at 11:20. The event is open to children ages 1 to 10. Food, prizes, balloons, face painting and more will be offered free. The church is at 20831 Powell Road. For more information, call 489-2730. Sarah Joe Thomas, event coordinator, said the church is excited to once again offer the event. We are thrilled, we had a great response last year, she said, noting about 300 people attended a year ago. It was just a really fun exciting time. We just wanted to re-create that family friendly, Christcentered event for people to come be a part of. Last year, Thomas explained, there were 5,000 eggs, hidden for children to find. She said theyll have about the same amount this year. The kids got a lot of candy and prizes, she said. We think theyll be happy again this year.Chamber slates 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. Agency seeks $1M grant Annie W.Johnson Center, Walmart team up for funds The Annie W. Johnson Family and Senior Center needs the communities help, and a lot of it as the nonprofit agency begins pursuit of a $1 million grant starting Monday. Walmart is sponsoring the nationwide contest, which is a part of their Fighting Hunger Together campaign. The Arkansas-based big box retailer will award $2 million in funding to nonprofit agencies such as the Annie W. Johnson Center, which provides food and meals to those in need. Overall, 200 Walmarts nationwide will compete for the most Facebook page likes and the $1 million grand prize, not that officials are scoffing at the 20 first-place prizes $50,000 Walmart will award to those stores finishing behind the grand-prize winner. We want people to help us as much as they can, Becky Mays, manager at the Dunnellon Walmart, said. Can you imagine what it would be like for Dunnellon to win this money? It helps our people; it supports our people, the ones who need it most. Sure, the million dollars would be great and would help a lot of folks, but the $50,000 would be a bonus, too. According to the rules established by Walmart, residents can like Walmart once a day through April 30. The Walmart with the most votes at the end of the month will be awarded $1 million to pass along to a nonprofit agency like the Annie W. Johnson Center. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote daily. The campaign, the rules state, features the U.S. Department of Labor's top 200 communities with the highest unemployment figures. Larry Cooper, the executive director of try Annie W. Johnson Center, said figures show Marion County is third in the state while ranking 47th nationally. Florida itself is 45th in the nation with an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent, six states rank ahead of Florida in that category. In 2011, the agency assisted 14,000 individuals and provided 354,000 pounds of food. Cooper said he wants to see the agency History dismantled COLORS OF HOPE: Relay For Life kicks off Friday Almost nine months have passed since Lori Shettleroe died, losing her fight against lung cancer. The pain of her death, the memories of how her short bout with cancer took its toll on her body, is still fresh on the mind of her family. Keeping those emotions in check Friday might be tough, especially as dozens will gather at Dunnellon High School for the annual Dunnellon Relay For Life. The event, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday and wraps up Saturday morning, is dedicated in her honor. That means Shettleroes family and friends will be the first to take the track and walk the first lap. Were going to be extremely emotional, Gilley said. But at the same time its going to be an honor to know that JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News file photoCancer survivors cheer as they make their way around the track for the first lap of the Relay For Life Dunnellon. This years Relay kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at Dunnellon High School with opening ceremonies. Water Tower taken down F or slightly more than three-quarters of a century, the Dunnellon Water Tower stood as a beacon in the center of town. The tower served as an iconic landmark for many who have lived here, but for others an eyesore that had the potential to be a disaster waiting to happen. For others, as the years have passed and the construction of a new water tower in 1990 provided a new structure for residents, the Historic Water Tower began to lose its shine. In 1990, when the new water Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ABOVE: Chunks of the Historic Dunnellon Water Tower lay in a heap as crews work to remove other pieces last Friday while dismantling the iconic landmark. BELOW: City Manager Lisa Algiere is interviewed by a television crew from Orlando station WFTV Channel 9. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Easter egg hunts set for youths See HISTORY page 7 Ceremonies start at 6 p.m. at Dunnellon High JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Lori Shettleroe Relay in her honor. See COLORS page 3 See HUNTS page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See AGENCY page 3
Creative Calligraphers to meet April 12 The Creative Calligraphers of Citrus Springs will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Citrus Springs Memorial Library, 1826 W. Country Club Blvd., in Citrus Springs. The practice session will concentrate on the Foundational Hand, with the emphasis on the Capital Letters. The program will be about Mothers Day. This will be a fun project, so bring colored pencils/markers, a ruler, tracing paper, calligraphy pens and any other items you may use to illustrate your project. For more information, call 352-489-2313 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Chi Zeta to host garage saleThe Chi Zeta garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at 19171 S.W. 101st St., Rainbow Springs Country Club Estates. Take second right, south of Winn Dixie Road, on to 190th Court, then take second left to 101st Street. Library System to host Author ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, on Saturday, April 14, at its HeadquartersOcala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. Our first Author Expo is a great opportunity for the talented writers in Marion and surrounding counties to get together, talk about their books and share helpful hints with the public, said Roseanne Russo, information services manager for the HeadquartersOcala location. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsofthe ocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 6718551. Adult Spelling Bee slated April 20 The Marion County Literacy Council (MCLC) will host its eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ocala Hilton at 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. The Bee includes dinner, silent auction, chance drawing, and the grand finale a spelling bee competition among teams comprised of corporate employees and community groups. Tickets to attend the event are $35 each or $60 per couple. Spelling Bee admission and chance drawing tickets are available at the Marion County Literacy Council office. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 690-7323 for inquiries. 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What a nice setting to have it. We really appreciate him letting us use his property. The kids just loved it last year; Im hoping for a really big crowd this year. Its really a beautiful setting. Its a beautiful place out there. He lets the kids feed the horses; the kids love it. What a great opportunity it is to let the kids go out there and see the ranch life. Jim has generously offered his assistance, his property and help for the egg hunt. Lutheran Church Egg HuntHope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will host an Easter egg hunt, for children ages newborn to 10, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The community is invited. There will be three safe areas for children to hunt for eggs, with age-appropriate prizes. Children and parents should meet at the pavilion area and wait for instructions. Children from 0 to 3 will hunt in the fenced playground; those 4 to 7 years near the church; and those 8 to 10 beyond the pavilion. Hope Church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 4895511. HUNTS continued from page 1 A youth cracks open a plastic egg during First Baptist Church of Dunnellons Easter Egg Hunt a year ago. The church will sponsor a hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsBrian Sweat gives his 3-month old granddaughter, Braelyn Martinez, a kiss on the head as they awaited the start of the Romeo Elementary School Science Fair. COMMUNITY EVENTS
provide 1/2 million pounds this year. We are one of the neediest communities in the nation, Christine Avina, client services coordinator, said. Promoting the contest to the community was the focus of a meeting Monday at the Historic Depot, where board members from Annie W. Johnson asked folks from the community how to spread the word. Intermingled in the crowd were city officials, civic leaders and church members. Several folks suggested pushing the plan among middle and high school students as well as family members who have Facebook accounts. For those not computer savvy or those without Facebook accounts, it was suggested Greenlight Dunnellon Communications set up a Voting Booth during Boomtown Days, which is scheduled April 21 and 22. Harold Horne, community development coordinator with the city of Dunnellon, said setting up a computer and providing Internet access to lure the almost 5,000 visitors at Boomtown Days to vote for the Dunnellon Walmart would be possible. Not only are officials attempting to push the Like Dunnellon Walmart initiative, Annie W. Johnson will set up its truck for residents to make food donations to stock the shelves at the agency. Officials said as spring arrives and Snow Birds head north for the summer months, donations usually dwindle. Theyre hoping the push to raise awareness of the need for food will spur people to donate during Fighting Hunger Together campaign. Avina said the more food donated to the agency, the less money is spent trying to find the best bargain and fewer dollars are spent, when it can go to helping people pay their utility bills. With summer approaching and air conditions running, she said higher utility bills are likely. Avina said volunteers are needed to man the truck while its park at Walmart during the days its not being used for food pick-ups. For more information about how to volunteer or the Like Dunnellon Walmart Facebook campaign, call 489-8021 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. people do survive and that its a good cause, and were doing a good thing and she would be proud. When officials with the American Cancer Society and Dunnellon Relay For Life first approached her, she was hesitant to participate, Gilley explained. I didnt want to bring in those memories of what I went through, she said. Again, the memory of my mom wouldnt let me say no, mom did it for years. I feel like I needed to follow in her footsteps. She was a great supporter of Relay, it was something she cared about, something she was passionate about. While her mom might be gone, Gilley knows the extended family that will be present at Relay For Life will provide her the support to make it through the nights festivities. Its going to be amazing, she said. I cannot thank them enough for everything everyone has done. They are my family. Its very emotional and overwhelming to see how many people cared about my mom and how involved she was in so many peoples lives. From there, survivors will walk the second lap, with all teams taking to the track for the next 18 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society, in hopes of one day finding a cure for the dreaded disease. Colors of Hope is the theme this year, said Tammy Myers, event chairwoman, because so many people are affected by the many types of cancer. Myers said her team will certainly be just as emotional as Gilley. Its going to be very difficult, Myers said. Last year, Lori was helping us plan our team and our team activities. None of us had any inkling that this year it would be in honor of her. Its really difficult; it brings it home it could be any one of us. It hits close to home. In addition to the opening ceremonies, there will be a Survivors Dinner starting at 6:30 p.m., which Gruffs Tap and Grille will cater the event, said Jennifer BrannonMcKathon, ACS representative for Dunnellon. She added Gruffs has become a major sponsor of the event this year. Theyve stepped up and have been doing a lot for us, she explained. In addition to the opening ceremonies, Survivors Dinner, the traditional luminary, honoring those whove lost their lives to cancer, will start at 9 p.m. Friday. Brannon-McKathon said food, fun and entertainment will be available throughout the evening. She also noted Ocala-based band, the Modules, will perform from 6::30 to 8:30 Friday. This is a free, family friendly event, thats open to the public, she said. They can come and go as they please and wed love to see everyone come out for a great cause. Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 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: email@example.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. 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COLORS continued from page 1 AGENCY continued from page 1 COMMUNITY EVENTS Operation: Prom Dress 2012 finishes todayThe Annie Johnson Senior & Family Service Center will host a program called, Operation: Prom Dress 2012. The agency will have a dress drive through today, collecting gently used prom dresses for the less fortunate high school girls of Marion County. If you are able to donate to this cause, bring the dress to the Annie Johnson Family Center at 1991 West Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call Christine Avina at 489-8021. Entrants for pageant still needed Entrants for the 2012 Queen of the Rainbow pageant are still being accepted through April 6. Females ages 15 to 20 are encouraged to participate in this Boomtown tradition. The pageant will be Sunday, April 22. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce and in the front office of Dunnellon High School. The applications are due to the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce by 3 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact the pageant directors, Amber and Heidi Schwier at Dunnellongirl@hotmail.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320.
River views City needs to fix problems, change managementI read with interest your front page story on the progress of Greenlight Communications. It is wise for the city to keep delaying operations as there are no customers. They are indeed fortunate as Regions Bank delayed their payment schedule. Will Regions Bank be so cooperative when they discover the lack of customers for Greenlight? The city of Dunnellon needs revenue badly and Greenlight appears to be the only visible source. The water issue is not the answer as wells are drilled and people turn off their irrigation systems. As Greenlight sputters, bankruptcy looms for the city. As I understand things, when a city goes belly up, the county government takes over. In view of the city government history, maybe that is not so bad. But there is a positive direction available. I, for one, was very interested in Greenlight as were many in Rainbow Springs. To rekindle that interest actions could be taken. Right or wrong, the city manager is the face of so many problems including the water issue. The city has to make a personnel change. The second step would be to return Rainbow Springs to the previous water rates. We chose to be here with attractive landscaping, pools and worked hard for many years to be able to retire in such a nice development with our lifestyles. Our water volume provided a good business return in the past. The water valves are a county issue, and the city issue of new water meters is of little consequence. Any thing short of returning the prior rates and personnel changes will not stop the hard feelings, the boycott, nor return Rainbow Springs residents to customers for Greenlight and a chance for good revenue streams to fix Dunnellons financial mess.William R. Lundholm Rainbow Springs Legislation is needed On March 9, the 2012 legislative session concluded. Unfortunately, no legislation passed addressing the protection against arbitrary evictions for residents living in assisted living facilities (ALFs). The need for legislation is apparent the Governors Assisted Living Facility Workgroup recommended enacting eviction protections for residents of ALFs, and several legislators proposed bills that included additional protections for ALF residents from arbitrary evictions. However, lack of protections for ALF residents remains a reality. Why are additional laws necessary? Florida law currently allows an ALF administrator to relocate or terminate City officials need to answer questions Trust is earned E nough, already! I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore. Are you with me? Here is an open letter to every bank in the good old U.S. of A. Feel free to copy it and send it to your bank president. Dear President (insert name here), I have been a customer of (insert bank name here) for many years. I hold my local tellers and branch officials in high regard. Their customer service is top notch. It is you and the rest of corporate that I have a problem with. Please stop telling my local tellers and officers to push your products down my throat every time I walk in the bank. I have had enough. I am sorry, but I am still mad at my bank. Working in the banking industry for 10 years I saw how they took advantage of women (especially older women). If you werent a pushy broad like me, you never got a raise. Maybe I hold some old resentment. I doubt it. Honestly, I no longer have faith in nor do I trust the institution of banking. After what you did with the publics money, I really have no desire to do business with you. No credit cards, no loans, no lines of credit. You really dont want to know where I want you to stuff all the fees you hit my account with on a monthly basis! I am seriously considering moving my accounts to a credit union. In my eyes, you are the teenager that never learns. You took dads car and his money. You got into an accident, and got a ticket for speeding after you gambled all of dads money. Then you have the nerve to ask to borrow moms car! No apology, no compensation. You cant be trusted. You are going to have to earn my respect and trust. It is not a given. First off, I want some body to take the blame. Who was driving the car? Who was in the drivers seat when all of the bad loans were written? Second, I want an apology. A responsible adult apologizes when they do something wrong. Not one of you has had the guts to say We were irresponsible with your money. We made bad choices. We will put in safety measures to make sure it never happens again. Thirdly, I want you to return the astronomical bonuses you received, but did not deserve. What gall! You leave this country in an economic mess and you have the nerve to get paid for your actions. What a disgrace! When I was growing up, if I did something wrong I got punished not rewarded. So, until you fulfill the above steps dont bother offering me any of the banks shiny new products. Dont ask the people on the front lines tellers and branch managers to put on a happy face and make me feel all warm and fuzzy. You have not been forgiven. The car is still broken and it needs to be repaired. Sincerely, (insert name here). Now a word to the Occupy Wall Street crowd, you are in the wrong place. Forget Wall Street. Pick up your tents and your cardboard box houses and move to the front lawn of the bank presidents. 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, April 5, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS GUEST COLUMN LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL T here are a few things in life that we have to do, like follow the law and pay taxes. If youre a kid, you have to attend school and if youre an adult, well, you have to earn an income. Because lets face it, you cannot live without money. So its time for me to go back to work. This mini-retirement of mine has been nice while it lasted. Sleeping until 8 oclock, taking the grandkids to school, making myself a nice lunch and then settling down by the pool to read a good book sure has been easy to get used to. But I always knew it was temporary, didnt I? I kept telling myself if I could just hit the lottery, I could stay home forever. But the numbers were never right and now its time to leave it all behind. Im going back into the business world, where Ive spent 23 years of my life. The days of shorts and flip-flops are over. Hello, high heels, Im back. Im going to be a very successful and valuable part of the work force, arriving at 8 a.m. and leaving at 5 p.m. Even though its only been 2 1/2 years since I did that same exact routine it seems longer. I can hardly remember those days. How do women manage to cook supper every night after being gone from home for 11 hours a day? Guess Im about to figure it all out, once again. I do remember I used the crock pot quite a bit and leftovers took on a whole new meaning. Oh, and a husband, like mine, that helps around the house sure makes it a lot easier. Now dont get me wrong, Im actually excited about my new venture. Its a really good job and Im lucky to have it especially with so many people out of work right now. Im looking forward to using my brain again and take on a new challenge. Im looking forward to getting back out into the world and meeting new people. Im also looking forward to the days of manicures and pedicures again. That will be one of the first things on my list. Its also a bit scary. Learning new things at my age is not that easy. How many people start a whole new career in their 50s? Well Im about to find out just what I can accomplish, and if I dont wow them with wisdom perhaps I can baffle them with my unique personality. Well, we shall see. When you work from home its a Hi-ho, hi-ho, back to work she goes A s a resident of Rainbow Springs, I would like to address some items brought up in the past several weeks in guest columns in the Riverland News. There are many issues to address, but here are some critical issues for a start. The Dunnellon city government has been poorly managed for years. The taxpayer base is too small for all the city services rendered even if the city was run efficiently. Consolidation with the county for police, fire, roads and other services would have avoided the present situation. Economy of scale, duplication of effort and consolidation of resources, all the code words the city uses to justify the Rainbow Springs Utility purchase certainly apply to a city/county merger. I believe this merger is what ultimately will happen especially with the Greenlight debt fiasco. The Greenlight debt is secured by city revenue. How many cities with 1,800 residents and a small tax base can sustain itself in todays economy? Consolidation with the county should have happened years ago. The Florida Statute 180 was not misinterpreted or misused by the many municipal governments that purchased private utilities. The statute was passed so developers with political muscle could unload their aging utility systems at a premium price to municipal governments. The city can than pass on the high cost of purchase, plus their even larger profit margin on to the unrepresented, non-voting residents. The surcharge coupled with non-regulation from the PSC encourages cities to do what Dunnellon did. It is in effect a tax without representation. Dunnellon bought Rainbow Springs Utility to avoid the high rate increases city customers faced, in effect Rainbow Springs will subsidize the citys financial short fall with utility revenue. It may be legal maybe but it is not right. The purchase of the failed Rio Vista utility is another crucial item that needs exploration. Why would the city purchase a failed, under court order contempt charged, private utility system with only 44 sewage customers? The city also made an agreement that the Rio Vista residents will only pay 31 percent of the total connection charge whether grant money is secured or not. Why? Why put other utility customers at risk for paying off the more than $1 million the hook up will cost? The only semi-official answer I have gotten about this issue is to protect the river from sewage pollution and no other county, state or federal agency would step in and fix the problem of Rio Vista. Why did the city step in and take on the burden? I do not know the answer to this question, but do any city officials live downstream on the river from Rio Vista? Has the value of Rio Vista and downstream river property owners improved with the sewage problem solved? I also believe the hook up of Rio Vista to Rainbow Springs Utility will be the capital improvement. Was the Rainbow Springs Utility purchase plans made before or after the Rio Vista purchase decision? Should the protection of the Rainbow River be shared by the county, state and federal taxpayers up front, not Dunnellon/Rainbow Springs customers? In my opinion, Rainbow Springs, Rainbow Lake Estates, Lake Tropicanna, Citrus Springs and all surrounding Dunnellon zip code communities have added value to the city of Dunnellon and its businesses within the city limits. None of these communities require or take any Dunnellon resources. Kathleen Wallace See GUEST page 5 Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 5 See SMILE page 5 See LETTERS page 5
River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Items needed for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. a resident from an ALF for almost any reason, as long as the administrator provides the resident with 45 days notice and documents the reason. Florida ALF residents, numbering almost 80,000 cannot challenge their eviction in court even though they rent a unit just like an apartment dweller. Although many residents have advanced care needs, similar to residents of nursing homes, they lack a process for an appeal of an involuntary discharge. This leaves Floridas elders vulnerable to threats of retaliation. Because ALF residents do not have basic due process protections from being asked to leave their homes, administrators may decide to relocate a resident for making what may be legitimate complaints to state agencies involving things like poor care or lack of food. For example, a resident was recently evicted after filing a complaint with the Ombudsman Program. What was the administrators reason for evicting the resident? The resident was not happy here. Incidents like these serve as an example to other residents that if they complain, they could be evicted too. The Ombudsman Program investigated 75 inappropriate ALF eviction complaints and 72 fear of retaliation complaints during 2010-11. An even greater number of arbitrary discharges may have occurred but were not reported to the Ombudsman Program. When a resident is relocated from an ALF, the facility is not obligated to report its action to any governmental entity, no matter the circumstances or the frailty of the resident. How can ALF residents be protected? We need to pass legislation providing basic due process to ALF residents, including the ability to challenge a proposed relocation in a neutral forum and the requirement that a 45-days written notice be handed to the resident, and documented as being given. Establish standards for the appropriate relocation of residents, such as changes in medical condition, failure to pay, and behavioral changes necessitating a different setting. Require the ALF to notify the Ombudsman Program of any notice issued and permit a representative of the local ombudsman council to meet with the resident and work with the administrator to resolve the issue, if possible and appropriate. These recommendations will protect ALF residents from inappropriate evictions, allowing residents to seek redress of any concerns about their care and quality of life without fear of retaliation. 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Government rules with the consent of the governed. Based on our history, no one person or group owns Dunnellon. It is part of a nation based on personal freedom, personal choice and individual responsibility for your own life decisions. The voters of Dunnellon give people power through their votes to represent them for the common good of all. Our country was founded and flourished on government doing what it was designed to do, to act with as little intrusion as possible into personal lives or finances and to be good stewards of the public purse. Representative elected government leaders, not elected to be business leaders, purchasing a free standing private utility company, starting a fiber optic public funded company to directly compete against existing private enterprises and collecting fees from traffic cameras. Dunnellon should sustain itself within its own existing tax based revenue stream, which is the role of the city government. Again, in my opinion, Dunnellon is managed by the city administration for the city administration at the expense of the represented and now unrepresented public. City government cost and debt in Dunnellon has grown far faster than legitimate financial growth in Dunnellon. To reach out and snare revenue from an unsuspecting unrepresented neighborhood to solve a financial crisis seems morally and ethically wrong, no matter the legality of the action. In my opinion, the surrounding Dunnellon zip code communities add worth to businesses and that filters to the city. None of these communities require or take any Dunnellon financial resources. I believe one guest writer got the wrong interpretation of, to be honest, a prevalent point of view. I came here from a large city with all the conveniences, infrastructure, cable options and all of the amenities that make a large city attractive. I gave those up to live in a smaller, quieter, nicer community with less amenities but a more attractive, less hectic lifestyle. In other words, I did not and do expect, demand or desire the amenities or even opportunities I had in my native Fort Lauderdale where I came from. If Dunnellon residents and their elected officials want to expand, grow, annex or become cosmopolitan that is fine with me, I have no representation. I only expect and ask not to be included, coerced, taxed or in any way involved in the growth schemes of Dunnellon City. Again, I believe this is the goal of the city administration not the residents. Do not surcharge me to finance the visions of the city leaders especially with their track record. If the city can grow through normal good governance methodology, which should be the goal, that is fine. The utility purchase and surcharge now cause me to be concerned about the terrible management of the city. Recent city actions have made Dunnellon and surrounding areas a less desirable place to live. The current city administration seems to aspire to be more of a business than a government, a business designed to obtain cash to finance city operations, whether it benefits Dunnellon City residents or not. Sadly, it is not even being run as a competent business. Finally, Rainbow Springs residents are justly upset because they are blatantly being taken advantage of by a mismanaged city government because they can. Dunnellon leaders cannot justify the unjustifiable. In closing, to the city, nice job managing Greenlight. It certainly inspires confidence in the citys ability to manage their judgment. Steve Swett is a Rainbow Springs resident and is a retired U.S. Postmaster, having spent 17 years working in the Dunnellon Post Office. GUEST continued from page 4 City government cost and debt in Dunnellon has grown far faster than legitimate financial growth in Dunnellon. whole different world. You eat whenever you get hungry, keep up with the soap operas, catch up with old friends any time you want, and actually have time to organize your life. I can honestly say Ive enjoyed every minute of it and Ive never uttered the words, Im bored. I wonder how long Id have to be home before I felt that. So I will say good bye to my nice, comfy bed, goodbye to the ladies of The View and to villain Sonny Corrinthos, somebody else will have to worry over you now. Mom, I wont be able to do lunch with you during the week anymore, and those poor grandkids may have to ride the bus once in a while. But we will survive and more than that, we will thrive. So wish me luck. By the time you read this, Ill be sitting at my new desk. Dont worry, I will continue my writing no matter how busy I get. If Im lucky I may find humorous things to write about in my new venture. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 Take up residence at their country and yacht clubs. Help yourself to their home in The Hamptons. Invade the space that means something to them. Wall Street is just an office. The Occupy Wall Street protesters may be disorganized, but I give them credit. The rest of us are apathetic, at least you have the guts to do something. We are the parents who let the teenager slide. Then they wonder where they went wrong when the kid is a drug addict. Why wasnt anyone held accountable for the mess we are in? SMILE continued from page 4 COMMUNITY BRIEFS
6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 History broken Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAn employee with Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance of Henderson, Ky., removes straps from the top of the Historic Water Tower after a boom crane lowered it to the ground. It cost the city $12,000, $4,000 less than a bid received a year ago, to have the 76-year-old structure remov ed. It took the company one day to bring the structure down and clean-up of the site was completed Monday afternoon. ABOVE: Chris Williams uses a cutting torch to remove the catwalk from the Historic Water Tower. BELOW: Stephen Stepanski, Williams co-worker, uses a torch to cut through the side of the tower so pieces of the structure could be lowered to the ground. TOP LEFT: Chris Williams secures straps to the top of the Historic Water Tower as Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance prepares to remove the top of the structure. TOP RIGHT: A boom crane slowly lowers the top of the water tower to the ground after removing it. BELOW: Stephen Stepanski cuts a portion of the bottom of the 76-year-old structure as dismantling of the tower continued.
Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 7 tower was constructed, the Historic Water Tower went offline. Its been used sparingly throughout the years. The last time city officials used it was about a year ago when the other tower had to come off line for its annual five-year inspection. City Manager Lisa Algiere said a new tower will need to be constructed on the east side of the Rainbow River. If and when that will be done in the coming years is uncertain at this point; however, the new tower will be scheduled for its next inspection in 2016. The bulk of the 76-yearold structure was dismantled Friday in eight-plus hours, shocking residents and business owners, while causing passing motorists to slow down and gawk as a large crane lowered sections of the water tower to the ground. It makes me sad, I didnt know they were tearing it down, said Cole Northsea, a Dunnellon High graduate in town on a weekend break from Florida State University, who spent a good portion of her morning sitting atop her truck watching as crews from Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance dismantled the tower. I think they should have tried to save it, its been there for a long time. Its a part of Dunnellon, she explained. A group of passing students making the trek to Dunnellon Middle School questioned why the tower was coming down, but their query apparently unheard by a couple of nearby city employees. Friday wasnt the lone day residents paid their respects. On Thursday as crews continued with prep work to bring the tower down, Frank Strobl stopped to watch, lamenting the fact a way to save the tower could not be reached. He recalled when a group of citizens banded together in the early 2000s, forming a group called Save the Water Tower. He said it was a shame more could not have been done to save the structure and refurbish it. Officials, though, said the cost to save it was just too much. Because the structure was coated in lead-based paint, another structure would have needed to be placed over it before sand-blasting it. In addition to that, Eddie Esch, public utilities director, said the paint chips would have to be properly collected and disposed of in a safe way. All told, officials said, it would have cost between $100,000 to $200,000 to refurbish the structure. Commissioned in 1936, the cost to erect the now decades-old water tower was more than $20,000. In 1935, city officials secured a federal grant for more than $10,000 and a federal grant for $9,000plus to cover most of the costs to install the tower as well as run water lines from it. The company contracted to remove the tower is Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance of Henderson, Ky. The cost to remove the tower is $12,000; $4,000 less than a bid received a year ago. The reduced cost, officials said, was also made possible by the fact the city of Dunnellon partnered with the city of Inverness, which was having an old water tower removed as well. Public Utilities Director Eddie Esch told the Council earlier this year when the bid was awarded that the company said it would have the tower removed within three to four days, barring any complications or inclement weather. Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance began prepping the tower for dismantling Wednesday and began tearing it apart Friday. Cleanup of the area was finished Monday. HISTORY continued from page 1 History broken Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStephen Stepanski, left, and Chris Williams survey cuts made in the bottom of the water tower as the two employees work more th an 90 feet above the ground. Stepanski said the key to this line of work is simple. You dont look down, he said during a lunchtime break. Stepanski makes another cut in the top prior to a boom crane lifting it out of its place. Cole Northsea sits atop her truck and watches the dismantling of the 76-year-old structure. The lifelong resident of Dunnelln was home on a weekend break from Florida State University. An employee with Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintence blasts the rivets on the middle support beam of the tower. The employee also used a hammer to knock them out of place. ABOVE: A boom crane with Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintence lifts the middle support beam out of its place during the dismantling of the structure. BELOW: A news crew from WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando films the dismantling of the water tower.
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 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. Womans Club of Dunnellon slates eventsSaturday, April 7 First Saturday Booth at the Historic District in Dunnellon, homemade goodies for sale. Thursday, April 12 General Meeting at noon Clubhouse at Cedar and Mckinney. This will be a pot luck luncheon, bring a favorite dish to share. Julie Helms from the Pace School for Girls will be the guest speaker. The donation for this month is to the Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, a cash/check donation (made out to Womans Club of Dunnellon) is requested. Saturday, April 21 Boomtown Days The Womans Club will have a booth in the Historic District with Baked Potatoes plus all the trimmings. Saturday, April 28 Ribs Pickup Day. Fully cooked rib slabs (wrapped in foil) will be ready for pickup at the Womans Club at Cedar & McKinney; takeout only available. Pickup time is between 2 and 4 p.m. Orders must be placed by April 15. Nancy Homadue at 489-2130 will have tickets; pay upfront. 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R IVERLAND EDUCATION Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 9 EDUCATION BRIEFS Womans Club offers scholarshipThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will offer a scholarship award for girls graduating from high school. This scholarship, for up to $2,000, will be for college or additional post-high school education. Applicants are to write an essay detailing their accomplishments and why they should be awarded this scholarship. The deadline is April 15. For more information, call Susan Taylor at 489-3108. 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. 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. 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 2012-2013 school year by Friday, April 13. Late applications are not eligible and will not be accepted. Applications may be picked up at any public school guidance office or at the Marion County Public Schools District Office, 512 S.E. Third St., Ocala. Most requests will not be processed until this summer. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, contact the Student Reassignment Office at 671-7747. DMS students, staff gearing up for annual FCAT tests There will be no school for Marion County students Friday. This is a teacher work-day for Marion County teachers as they finalize grades for report card distribution Friday, April 13. Also on Friday, the Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) will enjoy its club social at the Ocala AMF Bowling Alley from 2 to 5 p.m. We wish our club members and their sponsors a good time as they gear up for their April community project assisting the boys and girls of Arnett House. Report Cards will be issued Friday, April 13. We would like to remind our students and parents that we have daily tutoring in the morning from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Media Center. Students need only to show up with the materials they would like additional assistance with or use the computers to access FCAT Explorer to practice for the upcoming FCAT testing. We invite any student interested in improving their skill-set to please join us in the morning tutoring program. Friday, April 13, is also the last day to pre-order yearbooks at the cost of $25. Yearbooks will then be sold on a first-come, first-served Jane Ashman DMS Principal Kindergarten, summer VPK round-up kicks off April 28 Its that time of year to register for kindergarten and summer VPK. Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer several events where parents may register. On April 28, there will be registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Young Child Festival at the College of Central. Then, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, a rockin good time will be held at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters. There will be arts and crafts, story time and children may get IDs. Childhood Development Services and the Early Learning Coalition will be on site to help with registration. Any questions or concerns may be directed to MCPS Elementary Education office at 236-0577 or 671-7741. Ms. Laura Gilligan, fifthgrade teacher, reports fifthgrade students were able to take a walk through Civil War history Friday, March 9, as students were able to experience a living history of the Civil War from the Nature Coast Civil War Re-enactment group. Students were able to get a glimpse into what life was like as a soldier during those times, Ms. Gilligan said. Everyone was excited to see the cannon and watch it being fired. Alex Kozlov loved learning that they used different cannon balls for different things. Tyler Bowman thought it was interesting that students were allowed to use guns. Students even had a chance to talk with Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln spent about 45 minutes telling the students about his childhood and his life leading up to becoming president. Sydney Hanchar liked learning about his history and his sister. People think he was an only child, she stated. At some of the tents, students were also able to see the clothing and toys of the time. Kris Wallace thought the suits for the boys were interesting. Jared Williams was surprised to learn that women and girls Special to the Riverland NewsCongratulations to Syndey Hanchar, a fifth-grader in Ms. Laura Gilligans class. She won a certificate of honorable mention in the Healthy Recipe Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Junior League of Ocala. Her recipe for cauliflower soup, is being included in the cook book. Nominees sought for USNA STEM program 3 sessions set for June 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 ninthgraders; June 11 to 16 for rising 10th-graders; and June 18 to 23 for rising 11th-graders. 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 hands-on 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 about $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. PRINCIPALS OFFICE RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Dunnellon Elementary fifth-graders enjoy special history lesson AMANDA ORTMAN/For the Riverland NewsAlex Brill competes in the Marion County All-County Band competition. Brill, a senior at Dunnellon High School, earned a first-chair rating. Brill, a DHS senior, wins first chair All-County rating Tooting his own horn As the music ended and the crowd applauded, the director signaled for the soloists to stand up. Time and again, it was the first-chair trumpet that stood and smiled at his parents and friends in the audience. That musician was Dunnellon High School senior Alex Brill. Brill, along with three other DHS band members, were chosen by band director Jason Dobson to participate in Marion Countys All-County Band, which performed March 31 at Forest High School under the direction of Dr. John Carmichael, University of South Florida band director. The other DHS band members who participated were Heather Curtis, Jacob Furr and Tristan Rora. The musicians were given a piece to audition for chair placement, and began preparing for the concert Thursday, March 29. Brill texted his parents Thursday night, right after finding out that hed earned first chair. Brill comes from two musical parents, who he knew would be proud of his accomplishment. My mom played violin and my dad played trumpet like his father before him, Brill said. I guess Im keeping it in the family. Brill has been playing trumpet since sixth grade. He has been a member of both the high schools jazz and marching bands and has played his way into All-District Band a few times as well as All-County Band a year ago. Im pleased, but not totally surprised, Dobson said about Brills first-chair placement. Hes made first part in All-District Band before, meaning he was one of the top three trumpet JACOB FURR For the Riverland News From staff reports See ROUND-UP page 17 See ASHMAN page 15 B&G Club members prep to set tag record The Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon has began its 2012 track program. Come and join us for fun and fitness. Sign-up at the club any day between 3 and 6 p.m.; practices are at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday. Participants will receive T-shirts to wear at our track meet and transportation from the club to the meets is provided. National Boys & Girls Club week is upon us again from April 15 to 21. Last year, our members helped the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America set a world record for jumping jacks. This year, we are aiming our sights at setting a new record for multiple games of tag. Join us at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, to help us set a record. We will also host an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. after the games of tag. Look for us at Boomtown Days on April 21 and 22. Members and volunteers will be manning one of the gates into the event and our booth will display information about our new facility and available programs. We will also be selling our See HORN page 15 See RECORD page 17 Pancake breakfast slated May 5 BETTE NAGELE For the Riverland News Special to the Riverland News
10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsChristy Clifton, center, helps her niece, McKenzy Brown, a second-grader at Romeo Elementary School, with a science project dur ing the schools annual Science Fair last Thursday. Students in all grade levels competed in the event, with various projects. During the fair, th ere were several experiments set up for children to partiicpate in. This specific experiement was designed to help students learn which side of the br ain they use most. In the foreground is kindergartner Joseph Lang. For complete results of the Science Fair, see next weeks issue of the Riverland N ews. First-grader Drake Gilbert shakes a two bottles tapped together and filled with water, allowing students to learn how torandoes are spin. Amanda Oram, right, an 11th-grader at Dunnellon High School, helps Faith Sapp and Victoria Ricketts, both second-graders at Romeo, look at their fingerprints under a microscope. Students learned that everyone has a different fingerprint. Derek Migeul, back, helps his son, Anthony with a science experiment set up in the Cafe at Romeo Elementary. Faith McNelly, a fourth-grader, watches how a tornado spins with her sister, Nevaeh, during the Science Fair at Romeo Elementary School.
Now until April 7 th AUNT BOBBYS 000B1DV 20561 Powell Rd., Dunnellon One Block West of Bank of America (352) 489-6055 Hours: Tuesday Saturday 10-5pm GET READY FOR SPRING! Easter Sale R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 11 Alora Thompson, Softball Lead the team in batting average during the Lady Tigers weekend tournament at Shocker Park. She Batted .615 with multiple RBIs and stolen bases, while also pitching three innings, recording three strikeouts. DAndre Munford, Boys Track Improving runner who is becoming a force in the 800-meter run, according to Dunnellon boys track coach Eric Hayes. DAndre Munford Alora Thompson DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY AUNT BOBBYS ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES The Dunnellon High School softball team has had a busy week, with more to come as the season draws closer to the district tournament. With many wins and some unlucky loses, the Lady Tigers strive hard and still dont give up. On Tuesday March 27, Dunnellon faced the Forest Wildcats at home, pulling out a narrow victory, 5-4. Elizabeth Wright went 1-for2. Alyssa Claffey went 1-for-2. Slots Thompson went 2-for-3 and two RBIs. Cierra Thompson went 3-for-3 and an RBI. Leslie Maddox went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Eleanor Goodloe went 2-for-3. Bianca Pierro had two hits, while. Ashlee Winn went 2-for-3. The Lady Tigers had three stolen bases and stranded six girls. Bianca Pierro pitched a complete game with one strike out, two walks and only allowed two hits. Defensively, Dunnellon had five errors. Dunnellon then prepared for its tournament for the weekend at Shocker Park, opening the tournament Friday against Wakulla, a team the Lady Tigers have never heard of before. As the game ended, the Lady Tigers posted another victory, 9-2. Bianca Pierro pitched a comLady Tigers take second at tourney SPORTS BRIEFS Golf tourney to benefit DHS football teamThe DHS Football Booster Club will host the eighth annual Phil Nichols Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday April 28, at Juliette Falls Golf Course. There will be a Holein-One cash prize of $500 sponsored by Nichols Lumber & Supply Co. There are also prizes for the Longest Drive and for Closest to the Pin on par 3s. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the DHS Tiger Football Team. For more information, contact Carol Nichols at 489-1189 or pick up an entry or donation form at Nichols Lumber & Supply Co along County Road 488.DHS schedules spring football game May 18The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual Spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual Spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the Spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $5 per FHSAA rules. For more information, call the school at 465-6745. Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride slated The fifth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County will be at 8 a.m. Sunday May 20. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Entry fee is $40. Registrater online at www. Hospiceofmarion.com or www.Active.com. BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News Summer League Meetings: Monday Summer Special 7 p.m. Monday, April 30. Call Phil Ciquera, secretary, at 489-6933. SunCoast Seniors NoTap 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Call Anna Dooley, secretary, at 352-344-8581. Adult/Youth 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Call John Saltmarsh, secretary, at 352-344-0365. Wednesday MatchPlay Scratch 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Call Peggy Nevels, secretary, at 465-0757. Summer Owls 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. Call Phil Ciquera, secretary, at 489-6933. Congratulations: Tim Lawrence picked up his third honor score in the 2011-12 Wednesday Night Mens league by rolling a 300 game March 28. His earlier awards were for a 300 game Oct. 12 and an 803 series Dec. 28. League scores for the week ending April 1: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dennis Iverson 293, 795; Jim Wright 289; David Brown 762; Lori Ciquera 266, 685; K.C. Cridland 260; Stephanie Flory 692; Wendy Smith 692. Scratch: K.E. Conrad 259; Jim Wright 256,652; Dennis Iverson 669; Lori Ciquera 243,616; K.C. Cridland 238; Stephanie Flory 599. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Sonny Temple 285, 722; Ivan Miller 256; Nick Bello 679; Joan Moriarty 269,712; Cindy Cotter 241; Jan Miller 653. Scratch: Sonny Temple 225, 542; Ivan Miller 213; Emile Guay 213; Ken Sprague 572; Joan Moriarty 206, 523; Jan Miller 179, 494. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Marty Suehowicz 257, 661; Ernie Wiemann 254, 686; Barb Steffen 244, 646; Pat Tutewohl 231, 627. Scratch: Jerry Ness 226, 603; Marty Suehowicz 224, 562; Barb Steffen 194, 496; Pat Tutewohl 170, 444. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Judy Hindbaugh 265, 715; Peggy Nevels 245; Carol McHale 707. Scratch: Judy Hindbaugh 193, 499; Pat Ouellette 160; Carol McHale 437. Late Starters: Handicap: Art Trebon 263; Skip George 253; John Marcucci 646; Rich Soletto 641; June Williams 256, 648; Mary Skourn 246; Kathy Hession 651. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 235, 618; Skip George 235; Rich Soletto 227, 614; June Williams 193; Kathy Hession 190, 525; Mary Skourn 190; Ruth Ann Radford 480. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jay Willet 317; Tim Lawrence 300, 764; Sam Bass 760. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 300, 764; Scott Brown 279; Sam Bass 724. Parkview Lanes Womens Trio: Handicap: Marilyn Seymour 255; Jane Terrell 239, 654; Barbara McGlade 656; Denise Hogan 654. Scratch: Marilyn Seymour 199; Jane Terrell 192, 513; Liz Huxley 505. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ken McNally 225; Gaynor Stoner 220, 631; Jim Mason 220, 626; Grace Navarratte 246, 622; Barb McNally 239, 639. Scratch: Jim Mason 174, 488; Alan Murray 174; Ken McNally 173; Rocky Sincore 476; Barb McNally 197, 513; Janet Murray 188. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Larry Clark 259, 740; Murphy Combs 258, 695; Pat Combs 259, 725; Brenda Ratliff 258; June Williams 715. Scratch: Murphy Combs 216, 569; Chuck Hindbaugh 196, 539; Judy Hindbaugh 180, 497; Pat Combs 180, 488; Ellen Bowman 176. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Ives Chavez 332, 842; K.E. Conrad 302; Jim Dollar 810; Toni Mills-Smith 279,810; June Williams 271; Betty Wood 773. Scratch: Ives Chavez 279, 683; Jim Randle 248; Sam Bass 671; Debbie Mills 183; Maggie Savarese 182, 498; Myla Wexler 497. Bowlers of the Week: Joan Moriarty, 112 pins over her average, and Dennis Iverson, 150 pins over his average. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News Junior Varisty team captures tournament championship See TOURNEY page 18 Girls tennis ousted at districts Golf Tournament to benefit United WayCenturyLink 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.Ocala Rotary to host annual golf tourneyThe Ocala Rotary Club will host its 22nd annual Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Ocala Golf Club. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four-person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. April 17. For more information, call Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080. CATHY KAPULKA/For the Riverland NewsDunnellons Danielle Printz, the Lady Tigers fifth seed, returns the ball to the Palatka Panthers Courtney Taylor on Monday during the first round of the District 2A-5 tennis tournament at Crystal River. None of the Lady Tigers were able to advance to championship matches in either singles or doubles compettion. For complete results, see next weeks Riverland News. SPORTS BRIEFS License-free fresh water fishing available Saturday The possibilities for taking advantage of the upcoming licensefree fishing day, Saturday in Florida are almost endless. Thats because people of all ages can cast their lines into 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals. The hardest part might be picking your destination. These abundant resources, coupled with responsible freshwater fish management, are why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) scheduled the first of four license-free recreational fishing days on this holiday weekend so more people will have the chance to get out and try their luck. Plus, this weekend coincides with a productive freshwater fishing period, when the weather is usually pleasant. Many of Floridas recreational sport fishes, such as black bass, bluegill and redear sunfish, move into the shallows to spawn during spring, making them more available for anglers to catch. The FWC also made June 2 and Sept. 1 license-free saltwater fishing days and set June 9 as the second license-free freshwater fishing day. These days coincide with a holiday weekend, National Fishing and Boating Week or open-harvest seasons for popular bay scallops, lobster and king mackerel. All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates for recreational, not commercial, fishing. To make your fishing day successful, check out My FWC. com/Fishing for freshwater fishing tips, locations and rules. Special to the Riverland News
R ecently I discovered something. The more I tried to keep up with the latest trend the further behind I get. I am not a complete technical idiot, but Im not too far off. The only thing I can say about me is that I at least try. The best example of all of this has to do with my cell phone. Is there anybody on the planet today that does not have a cell phone? And, the most important question, is there anybody driving a car that is not at the same time on that cell phone? Who in the world are they all talking to? My guess is they are all talking to each other. At least, they are not talking to me. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage finally convinced me to go into cahoots with her and get cell phones. The plan was this. She got to pick out the cell phones and I got to pay the bill. I must say I beat her on this one. She only got to take the cell phone once but I, get to pay the bill every month. I was chuckling to myself that I finally pulled one over on her until I realized that I get to pay the bill every month. Every month! This is the last time I will try to pull something over on her. I never win. Consequently, we now are in the cell phone industry. I am not sure it is all working out for the good. I have yet to master the technological skill associated with successfully using my cell phone. Although my cell phone is rather small, it has more buttons on it than Bozo the clowns costume. Not only are there more buttons than I can count but each button is smaller than I can see. Who in the world designed such small buttons? I really think that my cell phone was designed for some midget. At this point, I cannot tell the difference when my cell phone is ringing or when I am receiving a text message. When a text message comes in I try to answer the cell phone and nobody seems to be on the other end. When I try to read the text message there are only letters instead of words. It takes me a half hour just to figure out one text message. Where is James Bond when you need him? I may not be the brightest letter on the keyboard but I do know how to spell words. It seems that in order to use a cell phone today you have to throw out words and start using letters. I will never get the hang of that. When somebody is on the phone and I am talking, all of a sudden the phone goes dead. I can talk for 3 minutes before realizing nobody is on the other end. I find this most frustrating. I am not sure that the convenience of the cell phone is worth the frustrating elements associated with having the cell phone. In a crowded restaurant the other day, my cell phone went off. Not thinking too much of my environment I answered the cell phone. It was a friend calling me. The conversation started rather jovial for all practical purposes. Suddenly I became conscious I had an audience. There are times when I really prefer not to have an audience. This was one of those times. I realized some of the people around me were eavesdropping in on my conversation. Then the unthinkable happened. My cell phone suddenly went dead. It went dead in the middle of a rather humorous joke I was telling. Now what was I to do? It really was not my fault that the phone went dead. I did not plan it that way. Besides, I hate it when somebody stops in the middle of a joke and you never get to the punchline. For a few seconds I was not sure what the proper protocol is when your phone goes dead and you have an audience. I had to do some very quick thinking and come up with, what I thought was, a brilliant plan. I understand that when you do have an audience you have a certain responsibility with that audience. So, not to disappoint my audience, I continued my conversation on the cell phone as though somebody was actually on the other end. I was able to finish my joke and then I paused, not knowing what else to do. I merely continued the conversation I was having with my friend who really was not on the other end of this line. Sometimes it is good just to keep up a good front. From the snickers of the people around me in that restaurant, it was well worth finishing that joke. I hate to waste a good joke. After all, they are so hard to come by these days. Many things are just too good to be true and many of them I probably will never really get the hang of it. One thing I never really will fully understand is Gods love for me. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). Although this sounds too good to be true, it is true nevertheless.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail email@example.com. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. 12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 000AYHC Join us at the Dunnellon R ELAY FOR L IFE Register as a survivor at www.relayforlife.org/dunnellongfl or contact our local office at 352-629-4724 Special Thanks to our sponsors: Tomorrow April 6 & 7, 2012 Dunnellon High School ~ Fun Starts at 6:00 pm and goes all night! Together we can make a difference! 000B2GN Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church Good Friday April 6 Noon Way of the Cross Observance 7 PM Special Evening Service Easter Sunday April 8 7 AM Sunrise Service with Breakfast to Follow 9:30 Easter Service in the Sanctuary Please join us as we remember the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, during this special time of year. Holy Week Services Hopelutheranelca.com 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, 489-5511 Holy Maudy Thursday April 5, Noon and 7 PM 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 000AYTL 286-0412-RIV NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON TO CONSIDER A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST RESOLUTION #RES2012-03 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FROM THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, SECTION 94.37 (10) (a) and (b), REQUESTED BY STEPHEN LIPSCOMB TO OPERATE AN INTERNET CAF TO BE LOCATED AT 11223 N. WILLIAMS STREET, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AND MORE PROPERLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 33639-006-00. The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of the above Resolution in regards to a Special Exception request from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 94, Article II, Section 94.37 (10) (a) and (b) of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. The public hearing will be held at: Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Monday, April 23, 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 NUMBER 33639-006-00 000B1DO I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. Thats when you can count on State Farm Gigi Hunter Ins Agcy Inc Gigi Hunter, Agent 20460 E Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Bus: 352-489-8900 www.gigihunterinsurance.com State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1101198 Some things seem too good to be true Rev. James Snyder OUT TO PASTOR
Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 13 Attend the worship service of your choice 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 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 000AVTV 000AVU2 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 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 000AVUC 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 000AVTN 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 D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000AVU0 000AUI1 JESUS, The Rock Of Our Foundation A SPIRIT FILLED FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 19460 Pennsylvania Ave. (Highway 484) Dunnellon, FL 34432 One Block East of the Rainbow River Bridge Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Tuesday Worship 7:00 PM 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 000AVTQ 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 000AVTK MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000AVU9 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 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. 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 0 0 0 A P 9 5 Solution to puzzle on page 5 CHURCH BRIEFS Womens group to raffle off quiltThe United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church are offering a lovely hand-made quilt to be obtained by a donation drawing. The quilt has been made by Caroline Drew and features a deep blue-bordered sea-scene with a sandy beach. The quilt will be displayed at our Yard Sale during the First Saturday sales in town from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, near the Lions Club area. Donations will be accepted; tickets are one for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. This is a Mission Quilt, with all donations going to mission projects. The recipient will be announced April 24 at the UMW Executive Board Meeting. Lutheran church slates Easter servicesHope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs will have two services on Holy (Maundy) Thursday: the first at noon, and an evening service at 7. At noon Good Friday, April 6, there will be the Way of the Cross observance and an evening service at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the Sunrise Service will be outdoors at 7 a.m. in the Memorial Garden. An Easter breakfast will be in Luther Hall following that service. The regular Easter service will be at 9:30 in the Sanctuary. The public is welcome. Hope Church is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-5511. 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. Catholic Church slates Holy Week activitiesHoly Week Schedule for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7525 U.S. 41, Dunnellon, is as follows: April 5 (Holy Thursday) 9 a.m. Holy Thursday; 7 p.m. Bilingual Mass April 6 (Good Friday) 9 a.m. Morning Prayer; 2:15 p.m. Stations; 3 p.m. Service. April 7 (Holy Saturday) 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, Blessing of Baskets; 8 p.m. Mass. April 8 (Easter Sunday) 7 a.m. Mass in Pavilion; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mass in Church; Noon, Bilingual Mass in Church. The Rev. Eric Cummings Sr. of the Union Missionary Baptist Church, at 19976 S.W. 110th Place, Dunnellon, will be honored by the congregation during April for his fifth pastoral anniversary. The Rev. Cummings is being recognized for his outstanding service to the community as a pastor and leader. Since coming to Dunnellon, he has earned the respect of the community as a dedicated leader. A special pre-pastors anniversary worship service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. The Rev. Nathan Sommons, pastor of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church of Fairlfield, will be the featured speaker. New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Choir, under the leadership of Dr. Abraham Robinson Sr., will render song service. Anniversary celebrations conclude Sunday, April 22. The Rev. Demetrius Franklin and the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Hernando will be the guest church at 11 a.m. The 4 p.m. worship service will feature a message by the Rev. Bruce Chatman, and song service by the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir of Ocala. The public is welcome. For more information, call 489-1222. Pastor to be honored at celebration JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Rev. Eric Cummings Sr., right, of the Union Missionary Baptist Church, shown participating in Martin Luther King Jr. celebration festivities, will be honored at a celebration Friday, April 13, and again Sunday, April 22. 000b23j U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. 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FCAT testing is just around the corner and we are enlisting our parents and students to assist us in the effort to avoid any chance of nullifying FCAT test scores. We are making a special request to please leave cell phones at home as Dunnellon Middle School administers the 2011-12 FCAT. This is a great Be There opportunity for our parents to speak with their child regarding the importance of the FCAT and how the FCAT results directly impact future class placement. We plan to follow the following FCAT testing schedule as listed below: Monday, April 16: Sixth-grade math; seventh-grade reading; eighth-grade reading. Tuesday, April 17: Sixth-grade reading; seventh-grade reading; eighth-grade reading. Wednesday, April 18: Sixth-grade reading; seventh-grade math; eighthgrade math. Tuesday, April 24: Eight-grade science. Wednesday, April 25: Eighth-grade science. During the week beginning March 26, we had some very diverse educational activities for our eighth-grade students. First, Mr. Williams eighth-grade History classes enjoyed a visit from President Andrew Jackson. Mr. Williams, while dressed in character, spoke with his students as Andrew Jackson in preparation of an upcoming History assignment. Our Dunnellon Middle School eighth-grade History students in both Mr. Williams and Mr. McMurrys classes will select a historic American figure that they will research, write about and in May come to school dressed as. Each student will stay in character as their peers and teachers speak with them and ask questions about their lives throughout the school day. This is a tremendous, fact-filled and fun learning experience for everyone on campus. Thank you to Mr. Williams and Mr. McMurry for this character building event. Second on the agenda was a presentation made to all eighth-grade students by Progress Energy during National Engineers Week March 26 through March 30. Our eighth-grade students enjoyed a structured, informational presentation to raise and expand awareness of a scientific education. The presentation took place Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, in the DMS Auditorium. On behalf of the Dunnellon Middle School Administration, staff and students, we extend our thanks to the Progress Energy representatives for a great presentation and taking the time to provide our students with another perspective about how science is part of our everyday life and part of our Dunnellon community. Finally, we would like to share more information with you regarding the upcoming eighthgrade dance, which will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Dunnellon Middle School Caf. Tickets are $8 each. Each student must purchase his/her own ticket for the dance. The dress code is Sunday best, no jeans and sneakers. The theme will be announced at a later date. We would love to see each and every one of our eighth-grade students attend the dance and enjoy this rite of passage as you say good-bye to your middle school years and move onto your high school and adult lives. To be eligible to attend the dance you need to meet the following easy criteria: Be a registered DMS student. Have a 2.0 GPA. No Out-of-School Suspensions. Mrs. Turner, our staff dance coordinator, is in need of parental volunteers. Please, if you have a bit of time you can donate, contact Mrs. Turner at 465-6720 or email Nicole.Turner@marion.k12.fl.us. Thank you for helping make this a fun, life-long memory for our kids. Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 15 000B1PQ Titan Family Home Center of Homosassa 1485 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL FACTORY OWNED DEALER MEANS $1000 OF SAVINGS FOR YOU! Family Home Center would like the Citrus County community to know that we are here to help make your dream home a reality! We treat each customer like a member of our own family. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Lien Notices 296-0405 RIV 4/19 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/19/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Stat297-0405 RIV4/19 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of utes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2MECM74F7LX601550 1990 MERCURY April 5, 2012. Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/19/2012 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. JTEGF21A810017691 2001 TOYOTA April 5, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 294-0405 RIV Vs. Dakota Enterprises, Inc. 2011-1273-CAP Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER 2011-1273-CAP TRANSGLOBAL DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN, Plaintiff, vs. DAKOTA ENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation, CHRISTINA PERERA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2012, and entered in case number 2011-1273-CAP, in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida, wherein DAKOTA ENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware Corporation, and CHRISTINA PERERA, are Defendants. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of Marion County Circuit Court, will sell to the highest bidder at the Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor of the Judicial Wing at the Marion County Courthouse, 110 Northwest 1 Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, at 11:00 oclock a.m., on the 17th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment to wit: See Composit Exhibit A -Containing Parcels 1 and 2 Attached hereto and made a part hereof ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 19 day of March, 2012. LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN SERLE, P.A. 6070 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 Telephone: (561) 912-3523 Facsimile: (561) 912-3516 By: /s/ Brian Bedell, Esquire Florida Bar Number 52620 EXHIBIT A PARCEL #1 Beginning at the Southeast corner of SW 1/4 of Sectino 17, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, THENCE North 0 degrees 29 34 East, along the East Boundary of said SW 1/4, 2152.77 feet; THENCE South 63 degrees 28 West, 1307.50 feet to the Northeasterly right of way line of State Road No. 500, said point being 50.00 feet from and at right angles to, the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 1319.39 feet to a point where said right of way changes; THENCE North 64 degrees 18 35 East, along said right of way line 50.00 feet to a point that is 100.00 feet from and at right angles to the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 445.78 feet to the South boundary of said SW 1/4; THENCE North 89 degrees 58 East, along said South boundary, 341.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and except the South 200 feet thereof. Also less and except those portions deeded to the State of Florida in Official Records Book 1020, Page 333 and Official Records Book 2210, Page 775, all of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Commonly known as: 12675 N US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12435-000-00 PARCEL #2 Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, Marion County, Flroida; thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 301.04 feet along said R/W, thence S. 68 degrees 10 E 125.12 feet along said R/W, thence leaving said R/W S. 00 degrees 00 W 1438.74 feet to a point on the South boundary of Section 21, thence along the Section line S. 89 degrees 17 W 843.83 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT Road right of way for U.S. Highway 27. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 223.34 feet along said R/W, thence S. 00 degrees 18 W 449.94 feet, thence S. 45 degrees 00 W 364.49 feet, thence S. 00 degrees 19 W 810.61 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 17 W 377.70 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commonly known as: 11760 N. US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12476-005-00 March 29 and April 5, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 292-0405 RIVRivera, Luis A. 2012-CP-309 (F) Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-309 (F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF LUIS A. RIVERA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of LUIS A. RIVERA, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-309 (F), by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was January 14, 2012; that the total value of the estate has only exempt assets and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Address: BARBARA J. RIVERA 10587 SW 62nd Terrace Road, Ocala, FL 34476 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Person Giving Notice: BARBARA J. RIVERA 10587 SW 62nd Terrace Road, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net March 29 and April 5, 2012. 293-0405 RIVLyle, Robert Charles 2012-CP-305 (F) Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-305 (F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT CHARLES LYLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ROBERT CHARLES LYLE, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-305 (F), by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was November 3, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $62,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Address: John Charles Lyle 404-145 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M1 Robert David Lyle 135 Riverstone Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2J 5E5 Steven Christopher Lyle 192-1 Hjoya-2 Dong a/k/a Stephen Christopher Lyle Chuncheon, Gawondo, 200701, South Korea ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full pay298-0412 RIV Klumbach, Christine 2012-CP-304 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012-CP-304-F IN RE: ESTATE OF CHRISTINE KLUMBACH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHRISTINE KLUMBACH, deceased, whose date of death was February 14, 2012 and whose Social Security Number is 197-12-4344 File Number 2012-CP-304-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 April 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ VITA DAILEY 19051 S.W. 100th Place, 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 April 5 and 12, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration ment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Person Giving Notice: John Charles Lyle 404-145 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M1 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net March 29 and April 5, 2012. 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Citizen input needed for recreation facilities An advisory council is being formed to assess the future recreation needs of Dunnellon. Dunnellon City Manager Lisa Algiere hopes to gain the input from a variety of community groups such as area Little League sports groups, bikers, hikers and others. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the advisory council should contact Dunnellon City Manager Lisa Algiere at 465-8500 or email her at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431. could not show their ankles. Mattie Gibbs found the topsy-turvy doll neat. It was a wonderful day and the students learned about an important time in our history in an amazing way, Ms. Gilligan said. Yoga classes will be offered at Dunnellon Elementary for the final time this spring. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Classes will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, starting today and running through May 24. The fee is $54. Yoga is sponsored by Marion County School Boards Community Technical Adult Education Program. The classes will be at Dunnellon Elementary School in music room No. 509. Youll need an exercise mat, and a pair of light weights. Registration takes place when you come to class. For more information, call Lisa Bubba at 4898051. We at DES are gearing up for FCAT. Students have been prepped and are ready to go. Check out the calendar of events for the dates and sessions. Make sure they get plenty of rest the night before their tests. We know they will be successful as they do their best. Riverland News, Thursday, April 5, 2012 17 000B0RW Carmela s 12169 S Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 465-1818 Not Just Italian! Open Easter Sunday 11am-8pm (Breakfast Buffet Closed) Lamb Shanks Baked Virginia Ham Roast Turkey with stuffing Prime Rib Fresh Grilled Tuna or Salmon Call for reservations Regular menu available JOINT PAIN? 000AZ8A 2155 W. Mustang Blvd. Beverly Hills, F L 34465 746-5707 2236 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, F L 34453 344-Bone ( 2663 ) 520 SE 8th Ave. Crystal River, F L 34429 564-Bone ( 2663 ) Medicare & Most Insurance Accepted New Patients Welcome! Serving Citrus County Over 3 Decades Combined Walter I. Choung, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth M. 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The Dunnellon Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County serves children in the greater Dunnellon area and is currently at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. For more information or to make a donation, stop by the club from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also call director James Corne at 352-6824247 or contact Bette Nagele at email@example.com. CALENDAR OF EVENTSApril 6 No School, Teacher Workday. April 13 Ms. Miller and Ms. Bubba, first-grade field trip. April 16 FCAT begins with thirdthrough fifth-grade Reading Session 1. April 17 FCAT thirdthrough fifth-grade Reading Session 2. April 18 FCAT thirdthrough fifth-grade Math Session 1. April 19 FCAT thirdthrough fifth-grade Math Session 2. April 20 Third nine-week Honor Roll Celebration; FCAT make-ups. April 23 FCAT make-ups. April 24 Fifth-grade Science Session 1; fourth-grade FCAT make-ups. April 25 Fifth-grade Science Session 2; kindergarten field trip to Rainbow Springs State Park. April 26 Book Fair Opens. April 27 Second-grade field trip to Florida Museum. RECORD continued from page 9 ROUND-UP continued from page 9 COMMUNITY BRIEFS $ 1 00 OFF ANY LUNCH OR DINNER Prepared by Chef Bill Dunnellons Best Burg er Great Dinners Great food, etc. Win Cash Prizes 000B1NQ Huge Banquet Hall and Family Fun Center. Call and Reserve Now For Your Next Party, Meeting or Family Gathering! Bills Grill & Internet Sweepstakes Cafe 100 TOKENS FREE (Limit 1 offer per customer per day) 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) Bingo Frida y Family Fun Center Video Games Pool Table Darts Big Screen TVs Sweepstakes Cafe
plete game, walking one and allowing seven hits. Offensively, Jody Weber had three hits including a double, home run and three RBIs. Alyssa Claffey went 2for-3 and an RBI. Alora Thompson went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Cierra Thompson went 2-for-3. Leslie Maddox went 2-for-3 and an RBI. Bianca Pierro had three hits, while Ashlee Winn had a hit and an RBI. The team had a total of six stolen bases and left seven runners on base, while the defense committed two errors. In the second round of the tournament Friday, Dunnellon faced another unfamiliar opponent Glades Central. Once again, the Lady Tigers pulled out another win, besting Glades, 13-1. Alyssa Claffey went 2-for4. Alora Thompson went 3for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Cierra Thompson had two hits. Leslie Maddox went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Ashlee Winn went 4for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Jody Weber went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Nicole Drew had two hits and one RBI. Dunnellon had five stolen bases and left four runners on base and committed only three errors in the field. Nicole Drew pitched four innings, striking out seven, allowing one walk, hitting one batter and allowing one hit. Alora Thompson closed out the game, pitching three innings and striking out three. She allowed two walks, had a wild pitch and gave up one hit. The weary Lady Tigers headed home for the night, only to return at 11 a.m. Saturday for a contest against Yulee; however, Dunnellons winning streak was snapped as the Lady Tigers fell, 3-2. Alora Thompson had two hits. Leslie Maddox went 2for-3. Jody Weber went 2-for3 with a double and an RBI. Nicole Drew went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Dunnellon had four stolen bases, and left seven runners on base, committing just three errors in the field. Ashlee Winn pitched five innings with two strike outs, two walks and two hits allowed. Bianca Pierro pitched one inning with two strikeouts, a walk and gave up two hits. Even though they had a loss in the book, the Lady Tigers landed in the Silver Championship game against Countryside, falling by a score of 11-4. Alora Thompson went 3for-3 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Cierra Thompson went Ashlee Winn went 2-for-4 with a double. Jody Weber went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The Lady Tigers prowled the base paths, stealing three bases, but leaving six runners stranded. Defensively, Dunnellon committed four errors. Bianca Pierro pitched two innings with five strikeouts and three hits against her. Nicole Drew pitched four innings with two strikeouts, four walks and allowing eight hits. The Junior Varsity team played in the JV Tournament, winning the bronze bracket. The JV Lady Tigers had three wins and one lose. Dunnellon played Monday against Nature Coast. The Lady Tigers also played Wednesday at Vanguard. Results were not available at press time. The JV squad played Tuesday against Vanguard. 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