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Title: Riverland news
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Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 04-12-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, April 12, 2012Vol. 30 No. 25 75 cents U.S. aerobatic team to train at aiport More than 60 years ago, the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport served as a key training facility for the U.S. Armed Forces as the military busily trained bomber pilots for Americas efforts in World War II. Come Friday, the airport will once again serve as a training ground for another American force preparing for a battle in the skies this summer at the Nyiregyhaza Airport in Hungary. The U.S. National Aerobatic Team will descend upon the facility for three days of practice beginning Friday, wrapping up the session Sunday, as they prepare for the 10th annual FAI Advanced Aerobatic Championships, slated July 26 through Aug. 5 at the Nyiregyhaza Airport in Hungary. Were thrilled and honored to be able to host Team U.S.A. as they prepare for the World Championships, John Helms, airport manager, said. This is the Olympics of their sport. Its a special moment for us to be involved in their training exercises. Team members will begin practicing Friday, weather permitting, and continue through Sunday. The pilots Officials to pursue DEP grant for project City wants to tie Rio Vista to RBS system With Phase IV of the citys water/wastewater infrastructure and plant improvements complete and nearly off the books, city officials are rapidly working to get the project closed in order to apply for another grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Because DEP rules allow municipalities to have one project on the books before seeking additional grant money, officials are frantically working to finish the project. Once it is formally closed by DEP, the city can pursue another grant, which local officials plan to use to connect customers in Rio Vista to the recently purchased and city-owned Rainbow Springs utility system. City officials Monday formally approved a project order with KimleyHorn and Associates Inc. to begin the initial stages of decommissioning the facility, which was purchased last year by the city after the system was ruled in contempt by the DEP. Kimley-Horns contract with the city is worth $71,850 and includes four tasks for the engineering firm to prepare in time to submit a grant application with DEP. Kimley-Horn will be paid $7,850 to prepare the grant application as well as another $11,000 for the survey. It will make another $38,500 for construction plans and specifications in addition to $14,500 for permitting. Public Utility Director Eddie Esch said he expects the amount to come in under the proposed WHATS HAPPENING Boomtown Days Dunnellon on tap Dunnellon is gearing up for its annual Boomtown Days Festival, which celebrates the discovery of phosphate in the late 1800s, which is scheduled April 19 to 22 in Dunnellons Historic Village. The weekend will be filled with arts and crafts and a festival of music, food and an antique car show throughout the Historic Downtown on West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street. The streets will be closed to vehicle traffic. On Thursday, April 19, there will be an aquatic and sports show in the Sears parking lot in the Dunnellon Plaza, a Poker Run and Chinese Auction. The Chinese Auction will take place at the Sears Store in the Dunnellon Plaza and the Porker Run will start at Gruffs Tap & Grill. For more information, visit www.dunnellonchamber.org or contact the Dunnellon Chamber at 489-2320. On Friday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Boom or Bust Dance will be between the First Realty Building and Rainbow Title. There will be a live band, food and drinks. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Street Festival, a tradition of Boomtown Days, will be Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. Saturday will be the Little Miss & Mister Dunnellon Pageant, while the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant is scheduled for Sunday. Admission to the festival for each day is $2 for adults; children 5 and younger are free. The Queen of the Rainbow Pageant 2012 applications are still available. Females ages 15 to 20 are encouraged to participate in this Boomtown tradition. Applications are available at the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce and in the front office of Dunnellon High School. For more information, contact Amber and Heidi Schwier, pageant directors, at Dunnellongirl@hotmail.com or call the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. For more information about Boomtown Days 2012, call 489-2320, stop by the Chamber at 20500 E. Pennsylvania Ave. or visit the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce website. Street Vendor Applications, Queen of the Rainbow Pageant Applications, Pet Parade Applications and Art and Craft Applications are available to download at www.dunnellonchamber.org. Nickolay Timofeev teams coach. Team U.S.A. will use facility for three days, beginning Friday JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See AEROBATIC page 3 Special to the Riverland NewsJennifer Williams, a teacher at Dunnellon Christian Academy, covers her face in surprise as Kyle Coburn prepares to ask for her hand in marriage. Firemans proposal a fairy tale of new It might not have been exactly how its been written in the fairy tales, but for Jennifer Williams, her Prince Charming arrived. He wasnt fitting her with a glass slipper, nor was he scaling a castle wall, wearing shining armor, fighting off fire-breathing dragons. However, he was wearing armor of sorts and doing his best to make sure no four-alarm fires would break out. The stallion he rode in upon wasnt white, instead cherry red with lights and sirens. So Williams was admittedly a nervous wreck as Kyle Coburn dropped to one knee in front of students and staff of Dunnellon Christian Academy as well as their respective families and members of Dunnellon Fire Rescue, when the volunteer firefighter asked for her hand in marriage during a recent fire drill at the school. Initially, Williams was called out, having been asked to return to her room to discuss a potentially hazardous item found there. As she made her way through the crowd, there was Coburn on one knee, ring in hand. I was balling my eyes out, Williams recalled. I cried like a little baby. It was very surreal. I thought A rainbow of hope Relay For Life spawns hope for cure Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Tim Robbins in Shawshank RedemptionColors of hope lit up the sky. Balloons of various shapes and colors, lit up with mini-lights dotted the skyline Friday night at Dunnellon High School as the community rallied together to find a cure for cancer at the annual Dunnellon Relay For Life. The colors of the balloons, a symbol of the many colors that represent various forms of cancer, were released prior to the start of the traditional luminary honoring those in the community who lost their battles with cancer. This years Relay, the first of five countywide, was dedicated to Lori Shettleroe. The longtime city employee lost her battle with lung cancer in July of last year, three months after being diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her family helped kick off the event, accepting a tree in which participants tied messages for the family to help them cope with the loss of their mother, grandmother and friend. I thought this years event was truly amazing, Tammy Myers, event chairwoman, said. Loris presence was felt throughout the night. The balloon-lighting ceremony was great with everyone lighting their balloons and releasing them as JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCancer survivor Carol Albrecht exchanges fives with members of the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC during the opening lap of Relay For Life Dunnellon 2012. See GRANT page 3 Firefighter proposes to teacher during fire drill JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PROPOSAL page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsParticipants in the Relay For Life watch as ballons lit up with mini-lights drift upward in the night sky. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLori Shettleroes daughter, Nicole Gilley, comforts her children, Michael Jr. and Mackenzie, during opening ceremonies. Her husband, Mike, is at left. See RAINBOW page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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are led by their coach and team leader, Nickolay Timofeev, a three-time world champion in aerobatics. Timofeev, a native of Russia, moved to Marion County in 2000 with his family. With his connections hes developed in the area since moving to the region 12 years ago, Timofeev has opened an aerobatics school at the Dunnellon-Marion Airport. Because of the proximity of the airport to his home, Timofeev was able to convince the team to come to the area for a practice session at the facility. The public is allowed to come watch the pilots during their three-day practice session. Those who choose to watch practice Friday and Sunday are asked to remain behind the fence of the facility. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, families are welcome to watch practice and meet team members as well as see the planes they fly. Those who do come, Helms said, are asked to bring lawn chairs as well as their own snacks as there will be no concessions available at the facility. Visitors Saturday will be allowed inside the fench line. We certainly encourage citizens to come and check out some of the best our nation has to offer in this sport, Helms said, noting he asks that spectators remain behind the fence line during practice seasons. These are the best aerobatic pilots in the nation, if not the world. This is a great opportunity for the public to come out, meet some of the pilots learn about aerobatics and the numerous safety procedures they are required to follow. Library System to host Author ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System will host the 2012 Author Expo from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday at its Headquarters-Ocala at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event is free to the public and will include an exhibit and information on how to get published. Participating authors will also have books available for sale. Authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties will participate. For more information, call 671-8551. Church to host benefit car showThe second annual multicharity car show to benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith Services, Annie Johnsons Family and Senior Services and the Marion County Humane Society will from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Living Water Church at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of State Road 200. Live entertainment will be available as well as door prizes. For more information, call Sid at 489-7379. Id left a child in the building. That proposal is something you see in a movie, thats (not) something you see every day. The pair, who has dated off and on since first meeting as middle school students while attending DCA, renewed their romance about a year ago when they bumped into each other at Too Your Health Spa in Dunnellon. That spark from meeting as youths turned into a raging inferno, in which Coburn methodically began planning his proposal three months ago. Hed combed through hundreds of videos on YouTube of proposals other firefighters had made to their brides-to-be. I wanted to go big, so I thought during a fire drill would be the way to go, he explained. He first approached Chief Joe Campfield and Lt. Troy Slattery in February about the idea, making sure it could be done while on official assignment. They thought it was going to be a pretty spectacular thing, Coburn said. Once he got the OK from his superiors, Coburn then sought out Kristy Nelson, the principal at Dunnellon Christian Academy. Planning it wasnt as hard as I thought it was going to be, he said. Keeping it a secret from Williams, though, was another matter. Just about impossible, he said with a laugh. She knew (the fire department) was going to be there that day, she knew Id be with them. Nelson said she was on board with the plan immediately. Kyle kept calling me about the plans every week, she said. The day before, he was in the office, just very nervous. Nelson said being a part of the magic moment was wonderful. To be a part of that is very special, she explained. Kyle did a wonderful job, he really set the stage for the younger boys. I remember (Alexis Richardson) telling the other boys, thats how its done. The couple will wed Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, completing the circle. Its where we met, where we were engaged, where well marry, they both said. As far as riding off on a fire truck? If its possible, yeah, Id set it up, Coburn said. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 0 0 0 B 2 I B Two and a Half Ton Heat Pump R410A Refrigerant 13 S.E.E.R Split System Digital Thermostat Overflow Protection Switch. Permit Fee not included. Mention coupon when scheduling appointment. 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figure set forth in the contract, which is not to exceed the agreed upon contract price. How much the project will cost and how much grant money the city will seek wont be known until Kimley-Horn completes the surveying and conceptual plans. According to the agreement with Kimley-Horn, the city of Dunnellon plans to connect the Rio Vista Wastewater Collection System to the Rainbow Springs Wastewater Collection System. This work, according to the agreement, will include abandoning the Rio Vista Wastewater Treatment Facility, constructing a new master lift station and constructing a force main to connect the Rio Vista master lift station to the Rainbow Springs system. According to the project order, the following assumptions were made: The new lift station will be located on the Rio Vista WWTF site. A force main will be constructed to connect the Rio Vista collection system to the RBS WWTF. The force main will be routed through the FDEP property to the south; FDEP easement coordination will be required. The other three existing Rio Vista Lift Stations will need to be upgraded to city standards. Approximately 350 linear feet of existing gravity sewer will be sliplined. The RBS collection/transmission system will not need to be upgraded. Adequate power is available for the lift station. In other action, the Council: Authorized the mayor to sign agreement with American Pipe & Tank Inc. for Transportation, Treatment and Disposal of Domestic Wastewater, Residuals for Rainbow Springs, Juliette Falls and Rio Vista. Per the three separate agreements, the city will pay the company $0.125 per gallon with a 2,500 gallon minimum charge Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with Information Outsource for Greenlight Customer Billing. The City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, for its regular workshop. Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. 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River views Resident watched and rememberedA large crane tore at it piece-by-piece until it lay on the ground behind the Chamber of Commerce building. Gone was the old water tower! It was built in 1936, located in the Minnetrista part of Dunnellon. A landmark that served its purpose well! At one time, we were graded the best water in the state because of its committed care by the towns maintenance crew. It was the best advertisement for not only our towns name, Dunnellon, but our greatest assets. We being located between two major rivers, the Withlacoochee and Rainbow; fishing and other recreation were a drawing card providing income to the town merchants. Howard Dean, whose mother, JoAnn had a beauty shop in town, painted the first Bass on top of the water tower. He was a painter and artist by trade. In my opinion, the others drawn during the later years could never come close to his. At the time of his painting, we had the slogan Home of the Worlds largest Bass printed on it. Though, there were witnesses to the weigh-in of one caught that surpassed what they had on record, it was not recognized because it was not weighed in by record keeping people and scales. We could not officially claim the title, so Worlds largest had to be removed from the tower. It stood tall and stately against the sky line and above the tree line, it could be seen by people passing through our town from north to south, east to west. The Trailway Bus line stopped at Dinkins Service Store to load and unload passengers. People could know our name from the tower. The railroads, Atlantic Coast Line and the Seaboard, had trains coming through and people on them that also knew our name from the Tower. The passenger trains such as the Southland, Barnum and Bailey Circus and others, including freight trains that loaded and unloaded at our Depot, recognized us. Planes flying to and from our airport read the name Dunnellon. It was truly a Chamber of Commerce on its own. Somewhere along the years, we had lost our small town title. We were now the city of Dunnellon, extending our boundaries in all directions. Our name was on the Post Office addresses for a large population of subdivisions that surrounded us. But where is that name that stood out so vividly on the old water tower? It went with that part of the tower it had known as home for 76 years. The last service the tower gave to our city was as a backup, while they repaired the new one built on State Road 40 West. Ill miss seeing you standing there. Ive grown old along with you and as my words convey, you will always have a special place one I will remember. Lela Barksdale Riley Evers Dunnellon resident since 1928 Is Our View really ours?The last issues of the newspaper have seen viewpoints of a business person and a suburban resident. How did they strike me? Jerry Vaughn believes that one should Log on, log in and vote to show support Softball anyone? S oftball season has arrived. We just got back from a full weekend in Valdosta, Ga.; five softball games Saturday, plus three more Sunday. Dont worry, I was a spectator, not a player. My granddaughter, Dominique, recently tried out for the girls travel team and were finding out that it does indeed include a lot of travel. Actually this was her first out of town tournament. Our weekends used to be spent at the Dunnellon Little League field, watching her pitch. Being new to travel ball, shes starting from the ground up and has to earn her spot like everybody else. But its been a big change going from pitcher to outfield. When she was the pitcher, she was involved in almost every play of the game. Watching her was both exciting and nerve-wracking, because the whole game depended on her. Still, I miss it and hope she gets to pitch again soon. If you read my column, you already know how special Dominique is. I love watching her play. Im sure I get more pleasure out of it than she does. If shes not the best player on the team, shes certainly the sweetest. Of course, Im completely prejudiced. I try not to cheer too loudly and embarrass her, but I dont think I succeed. Id never been to Valdosta or if I had, I was too young to remember much about it. The two main things that stuck out were the deep Southern accents and the red clay everywhere you walked. We booked our motel room on the Internet, so we had no idea what wed find when we got there. But the $30-a-night price tag should have told us everything we needed to know. Still, we laughed at the drawers that didnt open and the receptacle plugs that didnt work. We were so tired at the end of the day, we slept like babies anyway. The girls played their hearts out, thats for sure. The camaraderie they share is very special. Of the eight games they played, they had two losses, and both of those by one run. In fact, they were in the running to play the championship game until they lost their last one. I think we lucked out, because the game was played late Sunday and none of us would have made it to school or work the next day. As it was, we didnt get home until about 6 oclock Sunday and that was hard enough. Theres nothing like cheering from the stands, and anybody who has a child playing ball knows what Im talking about. The ball field is one of my favorite places to be, especially when my grandchildren are playing. The smell of the burgers on the grill, the chili cheese fries, the chanting and yelling, it all makes for a good time. Plus, playing sports is so good for the kids, too. Not only does it help physically, but it keeps them busy and teaches them sportsmanship and teamwork. Dominique has a wonderful coach this year who praises them every chance he gets and actually says the Lords Prayer before and after the games. I hope we get to keep this one. So now they have tournaments scheduled all over the country. However, the next time I think we should stay somewhere near the beach. Needless to say, no matter how far she travels, Nanaw will try to be there. Have gas, will travel. 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 12, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN Everyone knows what a privilege it is to live in this country. No other nation in the world offers its citizens the abundance of individual rights we so enjoy, and so often take for granted. One of those rights is the ability to make our own health care decisions. But who thinks about that until it is often too late? Who wants to upset the family with such an unpleasant discussion? Its one of those uncomfortable topics we assume is best swept under the rug until another time. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is, the time to talk about it is sooner rather than later. Just as preparing a will is optimal when we are of sound mind and body, preparing future health care needs when we can think clearly is just as important. There is no doubt that deciding what type of treatment we want in the future is difficult at best. Making decisions for others is decidedly even more complicated, especially when that person someone beloved can no longer speak for him or herself. With the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990, Congress affirmed the right of every citizen to set forth future health care wishes in a document known as an advance directive. An advance directive can be as simple as a two-page Living Will or as lengthy as the Five Wishes, a detailed-yet-user-friendly booklet. In Florida, an advance directive requires neither an attorney nor a notary just the writers signature and that of two witnesses. Despite the simplicity of securing such a document, it is estimated only about 25 percent of all Americans have done so. Because advance directives can be created without a lawyer for free and are easy to fill out, this figure is astonishingly low. Each of us has the responsibility to guide our physicians and our loved ones regarding what we would want in the event of a catastrophic event whether its a chronic terminal illness or the result of an unexpected accident. Regardless of age or health status, we owe it to those we love to have the courage to discuss our wishes and follow through with a written advance directive. Be assured that living wills are revocable at any time. There are no wrong answers when determining health care choices. Advance directives are recognized by hospitals and the courts, but they must be in the hands of our physician and easily accessible to family members. The worst place to keep it is in the bank safety deposit box; keep it instead in a top drawer where everyone knows its location. Some documents also come with a handy wallet card. By following these simple steps, we, not the courts, make our own decisions. It wasnt so long ago that another Floridian, a 35-year-old St. Petersburg housewife, collapsed and never regained consciousness. Terri Schiavos situation vividly demonstrates how having an advance directive could have prevented the anguishing seven years that followed. Her parents and husband, bitterly divided over what each side believed Terri would have wanted, ultimately became entangled in countless court battles ending at Congresss doorstep. There were certainly no winners in this case. With so many things in life today out of our hands, we should take comfort in the fact that we can control something very important to us and to those who are near and dear: how we are treated should a serious illness or unforeseen accident occur. National Healthcare Decisions Day strives to provide the community with this much-needed information to reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a persons wishes are unknown. In addition, health care facilities and providers can offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance planning to their patients. With health care, our decisions matter. This is one area where we can have it our way. Speak up, your voice matters T he Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Center has been providing services to those in need in Marion and Citrus counties for a long time. No one can deny the value of this longtime nonprofit agency; its mission has never changed since Ms. Johnson herself first started providing meals back in the 1970s. Sure, times have changed as has America throughout the past several decades. However, no one can deny the importance of those people in need of food or a warm meal. Lest we forget, the Annie W. Johnson Center does more than provide food and warm meals; it also assists those facing tough economic times with financial assistance for utility bills and such. We all should remember the family member, friend or, maybe, just maybe, ourselves for a moment, simply to recall those tough economic times weve been through before and take note of the agency or agencies that assisted us in our hours of darkness. While many of us have relocated here from a multitude of other areas or regions across the globe, most notably the United States, we certainly can recall agencies such as the Annie W. Johnson Center and the good it stands for. This might be our hometown, but its home because home is where we hang our hat, as the age old clich goes. It was brought up what a great story it would make if Dunnellon could secure a $1 million grant for the Annie W. Johnson Center and, of course, we admit it would make a fantastic story line. But we believe the bigger story line is the thousands of individuals and families who make their way through the doors of the agency on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Just think of the impact on the lives of those folks who need it. If that doesnt give you a chill, we dont know what will. So as the April 30 deadline looms slightly more than two weeks away, we would like to encourage the public to do its part in not only voting on a daily basis, but spreading the word about the impact our local agency has had on thousands of lives. Tell your family members, friends, neighbors to log on, log in and Like the Dunnellon Walmart. Its your chance to have an impact on the lives of thousands and give them something to believe in. Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 5 National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16 LILA IVEY Special to the Riverland News

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be a long-time resident and student of the city before making a statement. Well, Jerry, I was on this earth for 63 years before moving here six years ago apparently in your mind my past experiences and education have no bearing on the issue. Give us a break! Everyone has a viewpoint based on their past experience some even are able to articulate theirs. Our founders created a first amendment for that purpose. Steve Swett hit a lot of good points last week. The city government is doing more than just thinking outside the box. There are some great plans for the community, but their lack of business acumen is starting to show. Poor communication has sunk other entities in the past. Some found a way out of the morass better than others. Examples in the business world might be Sears, JC Penney and Kodak these retailers made an effort to change and appeal to a new customer base the jury is still out on Kodak. Only time will tell if Dunnellon will wake up and clean up its act or go the way of Kodak into insolvency. On the water utility and Greenlight; these have been about as poorly handled and publicized as anything I have seen in my 69 years. Most of the mishandling has been well hashed over in this publication. There is a bit of a stark reality to the overuse of the water table with too many wells drawing from it and too little rain of late to replenish. Still, taking over a system and slapping the users with excess charges did anyone really not expect a knee jerk reaction? These people are our good neighbors they are being driven to actions, which are completely understandable. If you do not understand the reaction, you might check into why the rocks in Boston harbor had tea stains in the late 18th century. Greenlight is a wonderful concept that has not been enunciated very well to the potential customer. The boycott, if it succeeds, will remove any technological advantage we may gain from it. It may even cost someone their life but at the very least it would cause our children to look elsewhere for a career. So, to those boycotting be careful what you wish for the cost may be more than the benefit. Recently, I have talked with residents and business people in town. Many are not happy with the way events have unfolded. My wife volunteers at the library and has taken a bit of verbal abuse from our neighbors to the north. I feel badly that she has to put up with that; however, they may be right. So, I remind the voters of Dunnellon that when the City Council approves a bond issue that it is all of us who assume that liability. Further, I want to remind voters that in a recent ballot issue, I was against your approved four-year terms for the Council. This effectively removed half of your franchise as a voter and made it more difficult to find candidates who want to commit four years working for less than minimum wage and coping with the Sunshine Law. Again, be careful what you wish for, you may get it and all the consequences. Dan Lumsden Dunnellon Womans Club of Dunnellon thanks businessesA special thanks for the many donations given to the Womans Club of Dunnellons Fashion Show by the following local businesses: Singing River Tours; Blue Gator Restaurant; Captain Bobs Airboat Tours; Go-For Donuts; Electric Beach Salon; Cie Cies Twice Nice; Vernon Martin Salon; Always Something; Rainbow Jewelers; Dunnellon Wine & Spirits; Danielle, Pet Grooming at Pets Plus; China House Restaurant; Badcock Home Furniture; Jennifers Beauty Salon; Turner House Florist; The Dressing Room; Pizza Hut; Wisemans Auto Care; The Bakery; FansAre-A-Breeze; Pets Plus; YouTopia Salon; Creations by Clovis; Susans Sheets; Hilda Barfield Salon; Fine Things Jeweler; Grumbles House; Bellisima by Zory; Fingers & Toes; Patsy & Company; Nails by Karen. The Fashion Show was a huge success thanks to all of you. Gratefully, Joanne Schemery, ChairwomanThank you from Relay For Life chairwoman I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in Dunnellon Relay for Life 2012 event. Thank you to our wonderful committee members: Tiffany Lee, Michelle Leonard, Bobbi Lake, Billy Weakland, J.R. Smith, Misty Connor, Crystal Strawn, Elizabeth Ryman, Mandy Roberts, Charlene Williams, Darlene Parker, Dawn Bowne, Loretta Barton, Jennifer Baker and Tom Carpenter. All of whom dedicated their time, away from their families, to make this event such a huge success. Thank you to our sponsors Gruffs Tap & Grill, Riverland News, State Farm Insurance, Ocala Oncology and Combined Insurance Center for making this event possible. Thank you to Blue Gator for donating the deejay/emcee equipment and to Gregg Spafford for doing a wonderful job as our deejay for the night. To Dunnellon High School for hosting our event, the use of the facilities and your always willing students who have such an impact on our community. To Gruffs Tap and Grill for donating our delicious Survivor Dinner and Nicole Gilly for the wonderful survivor cupcakes. To Melissa Duke and The Steins for assisting with our Survivor Dinner and making things run so smoothly. Thank you Paul Spitznogle, for the use of the stage and Luminaria screen and for taking the time to set it up and disassembling it and for all your help making our Ceremony of Hope so beautiful. To Spruce Creek Preserve and Dunnellon Thrift Shop for all of the donations, they are much appreciated. Thank You to all of our spectacular teams that came out and participated, and our outstanding team captains, that stepped up to lead their groups. We had amazingly decorated campsites, delicious treats and very creative fundraisers this year. Thank you to Pastor Ed Anthony from Cross at the River Cowboy Church for our outstanding opening prayer and to the Dunnellon High School ROTC Color Guard for doing a beautiful job. Thank you to our Survivor speaker, Ms. Susie Chung, for sharing your touching story with us. Thank you to Jeff Bryan, for always, always being there no matter what. You are such a blessing to our community. A special thank you to all of our Survivors and Caretakers, who came out to enjoy the evening with us, so that we could celebrate you. Thank you to Lori Shettleroes family and friends that shared her with us, allowed this event to be dedicated to her, and came out to enjoy this experience with us. Thank you to American Cancer Society and Mrs. Jennifer McKathan for bringing Relay for Life to Dunnellon. Thank you Billy Weakland for everything; you wore so many hats during the past year, and I appreciate each and every one of them. Thank you to my friend, Lori Shettleroe, for showing us that you are still with us in spirit, and for bringing your humor to this event. And finally, thank you Dunnellon, for coming out and enjoying this experience with us, for making Dunnellon Relay for Life 2012 and amazing experience. Please join us Tuesday, May 15, at our Thank You Party, as we present the awards for this years event. We hope that everyone attending this event enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Tammy Myers Event Chairwoman Relay For Life Dunnellon 2012 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 5 000B3OK RV SALE April 6th thru April 16th AT CRYSTAL RIVER MALL Hwy. 19 N., Crystal River REGISTER TO WIN A TV! 352-643-0988 866-344-1411 comorv.com 000AYMS 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com S e a f o o d F e s t S e a f o o d F e s t Seafood Fest ALL YOU CARE TO EAT FRESH SEAFOOD $ 22 99 SEAFOOD BUFFET & SALAD BAR Friday, April 13 5pm 8pm Fresh Fish; Basa, Tilapia & Haddock, Shrimp, Shrimp & more Shrimp Pasta, Paella, Deviled Crab, Scampi, Calamari, Hush Puppies, Sauted Vegetables, Freshly Harvested Cedar Key Clams, Crab Claws, Mussels, Crab & Shrimp Salad, and Much More. . NEW ITEMS Dungeness Crab Claws or Alaskan Snow Crab Legs (while they last) $ 2 00 OFF On Seafood Buffet Coupon Good April 13 000B444 12084 S. Williams St. Dunnellon Live Maine Lobster Dinner $ 24 99 (Not included in buffet) Open six days a week from 11am-10pm Closed Tuesdays FULL CATERING SERVICE From down home cookin to full service, upscale catering & everything in between. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials LETTERS continued from page 4

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Macel Chewning, 89Macel Chewning, 89, of Dunnellon, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. She joined her partner in life and husband of 71 years, Gerald K. Chewning, who passed before her in 1999. Macel was born in Sutton, W. Va. and moved to Dunnellon in 1989 from Mooster, Ohio. She was a member of the Riverland Baptist Church of Dunnellon and enjoyed spending quality time with her family. Her favorite hobbies included quilting, bowling, and she had an extensive doll collection. Survivors include her daughter, Terry (Robert) Smith of Dunnellon; a son, Jerry (Karen) Chewning of Rapid City, S.D.; sisters, Gladys Trimble of Dunnellon; and Hazel Smalley of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Dolph (Evelyn) Smalley of Palm Coast; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 and interment followed at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be offered at www.robertsofdunnellon.com. Patricia Ann Kaufmann, 77Patricia Ann Kaufmann, 77, of Dunnellon, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 9, 2012, at Ocala Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. She was born to Hazel Louise Larson and John Desales Webster in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 6, 1934. When she was 18 years old, her family relocated to Miami. In Miami, she met the love of her life, George Henry Kaufmann. Pat and George were married on June 5, 1954, and they were blessed with three children, Laura Jean, George Edward and Jeanne Marie. She was preceded in death by her dearest son, George Edward Kaufmann, her parents, Hazel and John Webster, and her sister, Elizabeth OReilly (nee Webster), brothers, John Joseph Webster and Francis Eugene Webster. Surviving are her husband, George; daughters, Laura Riley (Thomas) of Lansing, Mich., and Jeanne Mammana (Thomas) of Weirsdale; granddaughters, Caitlin Riley, Kayla Kaufmann, Kymberlee Kaufmann, Andrea Poucher, Julia Poucher and Dalana Mammana; brother, Charles Webster (Bonnie) of Miami; many nieces and nephews. Pat retired from AmSouth Bank in 1998 after her career of many years in the banking industry. Memorial services to be held at Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in the name of Patricia Ann Kaufmann. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, is in charge of arrangements. John H. MacDonald, 92John H. MacDonald, 92, of Dunnellon died Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran of WWII and Korea. A memorial service is Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.6 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information 000b23j U nitarian U niversalists 7633 N. Florida Ave. (Route 41) Citrus Springs N a t u r e C o a s t 465-4225 http://naturecoastuu.org SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 A.M. W HERE REASON & RELIGION M EET GLBT WELCOME 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 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 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000B3A8 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000B3KQ Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith 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 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 000A6V0 Christ-Centered Bible -Believing SUNDAYS 10 am . . . . . Bible Classes 11 am . . . . . Worship Service 5:30 pm . . . Evening Praise Service New Sunday Evening Series The Art of Making Life Work 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. 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 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 000B1IC 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 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 000ADBE 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 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 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 CANADIAN MEDS 000B3LA Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000B1DW 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Mon. Tues. Wed. Fresh Scallops Dinner Buffet only $ 8.85 Thursday Seafood Feast only $ 8.85 Friday, Saturday & All Day Sunday New York Strip Dinner only $ 8.85 Solution to puzzle on page 3 OBITUARIES Patricia Ann Kaufmann

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Pastor to be honored at celebration 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. Master Choir slates performancesThe Central Florida Master Choir will perform its 2012 Spring Concert at 3 p.m. the following three Sundays: April 15 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Rod 200, Ocala; April 22 at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Dunnellon; April 29 at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Donations are welcome. The group will perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with a Master Class lecture on it before each concert at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cfmasterchoir. com. UCC schedules annual yard sale First Congregational United Church of Christ will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The sale will be in the Enrichment Center. For more information, call 237-3035. UCC to host pianist in concertDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Muzzi is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 352237-3035. Church to present historical programThe Dunnellon Civil Rights and Community Development Project and the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will present, Then and Now: The Dunnellon Struggle for Justice and Equal Opportunity, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 11840 N. Williams St., Dunnellon. Donate a new or gently used toy or nonperishable food item at the door to benefit Annie Johnson Center and Food4Kids Inc. For more information, call Maxine Thomas at 352322-0801. Church to host monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon hosts a fish fry the first Friday monthly. Cost is $7 for adults; students and children are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is in the church pavilion. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 000AZ5R 000AYME 0 0 0 B 3 Y F NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Friday, April 13, 8-5 & Saturday, April 14, 8-2 Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Up to $500 OFF Bad Boy Mowers 2 Days Only! 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 A rainbow of hope JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsParticipants walk the opening lap of the 2012 Relay for Life Dunnellon. Fifteen teams particpated in the annual event, raising more than $20,000. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe track was surrounded by candles placed in bags with names of loved ones lost to cancer. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsEmily Bowne, center, buys baked goods from Kathy Ciaramella at the Dunnellon High School band tent. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsAlex Love, center, bursts out in laughter as her FFA teammates wrap her in her newspaper and duck tape for a Relay Runway model competition. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJames Falkner jams on the guitar after opening ceremonies Relay for Life. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsMax Pudlo dances in a dress while Bailey Decker and Jaquan Lubin laugh in the background. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSuzy Potts, left, and Krystalynn Dugan show off their Zumba moves during late-night festivities.

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 9 they were touched when the types of cancer were read. I had no idea anyone would release their balloons, so when they all let go, it was so breathtakingly beautiful. My initial thought was oh no, you cant release them, but when I turned and looked at the sky it took my breath away. After the presentation, Shettleroes family led an emotional first lap around Ned Love Field with cancer survivors close behind. The emotions didnt stop there, pouring out during the luminary. Participants gathered on the field as the lights to the stadium were turned off and the light-filled balloons were released to a chorus of cheers and applause as they filled the night sky. Its already been a very emotional night, Nicole Gilley, Shettleroes daughter, said. But the support weve gotten has been awesome. During the tribute, Gilley held her daughter, Mackenzie, as the tears streamed down her face. The tribute was sad, but I know she loved it, Gilley said, noting her daughter sobbed throughout the photo montage. Then, the names and faces of many loved ones filled the screen before a somber eightminute tribute to Shettleroe, who was a mother, grandmother and amazing friend. For Joanne Black, chief of the Dunnellon Police Department and longtime friend of Shettleroes, the luminary tribute struck a nerve. Seeing all of those pictures, it reminds you of the good times, she said. But once I saw the photo of Bruce (Arnold) kissing her in the barbershop, I lost it. I was like, oh my gosh, here it comes. No one has ever seen me cry, but tonight, a lot of people did. Added Arnold: (The tribute) was beautiful. Many participants in this years Relay were familiar. Shalyn Barker, co-owner of Victorias School of Dance, was back for the second year with students of various ages for the 18-hour event. Weve had a lot of students whove had family members with cancer, she explained. We know the effect it has on people; we feel the magic of the night here. Thats why we love to come out it feels good for your soul. More than $20,000 was raised this year by the 15 teams participating, with fundraising efforts not wrapping up until August. According to Jennifer Brannon, the American Cancer Society representative for Dunnellon, this years goal was $35,000. Thus far, Dancers for Cancers is the top fundraising team, having brought in more than $4,000 to find a cure for cancer. McKathan said officials are still calculating the secondand third-place teams and will announce all of them at the Thank You Party. She added if anyone would like to make additional donations to help Dunnellon reach its goal, they can be mailed to the American Cancer Society, 2201 SE 30th Avenue, Suite 301 Ocala, FL 34471, Attn: Jennifer McKathan Dunnellon. The Dunnellon ESOL Tigers won the Spirit Trophy for the third year in a row. Awards for best decorated campsite, Spirit Stick, Team Banner, Mascot and Honorable Mention will be announced at the Dunnellon Thank You Party at 6 p.m. May 15 at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Everyone in the community came together for the evening and had a great time celebrating our survivors, remembering our loved ones that have passed and fundraising for American Cancer Society in the hopes of celebrating more birthdays, Myers said. Our participating teams were so creative with their fundraising ideas and campsite decorations, not to mention the costumes and participation. We all had such a fun time. Our committee this year consisted of dedicated, loyal, hardworking individuals that did an outstanding job. I am so proud of each and every one of them for what we were able to accomplish together. Relay For Life is very dear to my heart and I hope we made Lori and her family proud. RAINBOW continued from page 1 A rainbow of hope JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe crowd gathers in the middle of the football field for the kick-off of the 2012 Relay for Life Dunnellon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsSavanah Helton adds a message to the Shettleroe family tree. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsKayla McMann, Quenton Smith, Shayla Wright, Ashley Segarra and Brittany Bennett listen and watch as luminary chairperson J.R. Smith goes over an idea with them. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDaisy Torres holds hands with her husband, Edwin, on the survivor's lap. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrittany Bennett and Tracey Anthony filling luminaria bags with sand. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJim Smith smiles while making his way around the track during the Survivors Lap.

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 HONOR ROLL Dunnellon High School Third Quarter Honor Roll Ninth Grade All As: Sergio Aponte, Shelby Barber, Christine Calvert, Tessa Carnecchia, Kaylanee Crespo, Natalie Davis, Kendal Destin, Mark Dewitz, Erick Duran, Carrissa Figueiredo, Jacob Hilliard, Savannah Joiner, Shannon Jones, Taylor Kouba, Robert Kruger, Dillon Lamb, Valerie Langley, Sierra Oliver, Olana Osborn, Thomas Reilly, Daniel Rivera and Quinn Roosen. A/B: Sean Anderson, Amanda Barney, Elizanette Bonet Cartagena, Jacob Boris, Jessica Brown, Sydney Cohen, Michael Coleman, Christina Colon, Diaraliz Cruz, Brittany Ford, Mitchell Graham, Malysha Grant, Justin Hamm, Annie Hannah, Amanda Hargabus, Jamie Haught, Jademarie Johns, Amber Joice, Garrett Kudlack, David Lenowski, Destiny Martinez, Ryan Mills, Jordan Morgan, Tiffany Murry, Marc Navetta, IQueen Owens, Kane Parks, Kayla Reed, Celina Santiago, Jason Schafer, Matthew Talarigo, William Thomas, Joshua Tricomi, Jakaya Vickers, Carlos Villa-Rodriguez, Martin Walker, Savanna Walker, Katie Wallace and Destiny Watkins. 10th Grade All As: Chloe Cook, Nicole Dunne, Valentina Gomez, Gabrielle Jones, Niki Leclerc, Rylie Nonnemacher, Randy Oram, Joonsung Park, Laura Riley, Bryce Thalacker, Angela Tuiyot and Ashlee Winn. A/B: Beth Acevedo, Maggie Blauser, Adlyh Chico Garcia, Jonathan Coleman, Merissa Cornell, Ateyah Ellis, Alissandre Eugene, Kerri Frazier, Dejah Gardner, Kaitlyn Hanley, Courtney Heinritz, Mary Jokinen, Azalea Kemp, Ashlee Knemeyer, Chloie Kuhlmann, Sumner Lee, George Lucin, Libby Medrano, Matthew Melendez, Kelly Meyer, Melanie Nieves Rivera, Rylie Nonnemacher, Ana Nino, Ashley Paden, Erica Presson, Ruben Rabadan, Sharda Ram, Lauryn Reddick, Kalyn Rodriguez, Serenity Skillman, Cierra Thompson, Alexandra Trapp, Paige Volker, Joshyan Waterman, Jody Weber and Nicklas Weissman. 11th Grade All As: Danielle Blake, Michael Chung, Laura Cordero, Cassidy Duff, Alexander Gonzalez, Gavin Honeysette, Marcus Jennings, Ryan Molloy, Daisy Morris and Ashley Wonderly. A/B: Danny Alejandro, Amanda Barber, Jackson Cannon, Briana Casanova, Victor Chicas-Aguilar, BreAnna Curtis, Patricio Delgado, Jenny Duran, Alexis Ernst, Tatiara Fernandez, Danielle Flores, Christopher Fortune, Jade Gardner, Eric Goicochea, Jesenia Guillen, Codi Hart, Jacilyn Indellicati, Lee Joiner, Christopher Kessener, Tia Love, Casundra Martin, Roni McCoy, Kaila McKee, Christopher Miller, Alex Nonnemacher, Omar Novoa, Lianna OBry, Amanda Oran, Zahyrimar Otero Diaz, Danielle Prinz, Marykay Quick, Rajendra Ram, David Roberto, Nicholas Rodriguez, Robert Rupprecht, Jose Guadalupe Sanchez Hiuguera, Sara Mia Sanchez Perez, Ashley Segarra, Christopher Smith, Taylor Spoto, Garrett Tidd, Connor Wentz, Elizabeth Wright, Shayla Wright and Sarah Young. 12th Grade All As: Madrika Allen, Maxwell Atkinson, Brittany Bennett, Matthew Deming, Krystalyn Dugan, Haley Fagan, Jonathan Guerrero, Gage Honeysette, Justine Horn, Essasani Kolack, Alexandra Love, Tatiana Nales, Jessica Norcross, Lucia Nunez, Amanda Ortman, Brittany Sereda, Irelis Tovar, Johan Waterman, Casey Weber, Cree White and Dillon Wiggins. A/B: Julius Allen, Destini Appling-Ettrick, Jordan Bailey, Anthony Basso, Shaqnique Bennett, Zachary Blersch, Richard Boivin, Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena, Alexander Brill, Elizabeth Brown, James Brown, Alex Bunce, Christopher Butterweck, Alyssa Claffey, Thomas Cody, Destiney Conley, Owen Cooper, Natalie Cote, Maria Cruz Abrams, Jayleen Cruz, Jeremy Dominey, Corey Duvall, Charley Echevarria, Jacob Furr, Austin Gamble, Jessica Haischer, Connor Hannah, Abigail Hatfield, Jennifer Hoffman, Ashley Johnson, Kenton Kruger,Shelby Lacasse, Brittany Lakhani, Adrienne Lynn, Kirsten Lynn, Madegny Machin Aguinaga, Shannie Marrero, Renee McBride, Jessica McClure, Amberay Molder, Rosemary Morillo, Casandra Nelson, Mark Opatz, Yeshka Otero Chico, Lindsey Penninger, Trevor Phillips, Jordan Polanco, Gilson Quick, Brent Quimby, Dandria Ramirez, Brianna Ritli, Brandon Sanchez, Rashida Scantlebury, Laretta Shorts, Rebecca Strobel, Alora Thompson, Kyle Tinkham, Dylan Tootle, Madeline Tourne, Tabata Vazquez, Edward Viruet and Sherrie Williams. District kicks off kindergarten registration Children planning to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year can register early at their local elementary school. Once again, parents can complete and print online forms to bring with them when registering their child at school. Doing so will save a lot of time in the waiting line. These forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us, the districts web site. Registration packets will also be available at the Belleview, Dunnellon, Freedom and Headquarters Libraries, CDS, Health Department as well as local elementary schools. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, to enter kindergarten when school starts this August. Currently, more than 3,000 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. To register, parents must present the following: the childs certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the childs birth date), proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes), proof of the childs physical examination during the past 12 months, court records (if applicable in custody cases), a Florida Certificate of Immunization/shot record, and the childs Social Security card. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marion County Library Headquarters, Ocala. For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352-236-0577. Packets available at public library Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRepresentatives of Volunteers of America of Florida and Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc. presented Romeo Elementary School Principal Kathy Hultman with school supplies for students in need. From left are: Janet Stringfellow, from Volunteers of America of Florida; Patricia Champman, Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc.; Hultman; Jan DeWitt, Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc.; Dolly Rodriguez, Volunteers of America of Florida; and Leo DeWitt, Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc. Groups join to help area students Volunteers of America of Florida, represented by Dolly Rodriguez and Janet Stringfellow, partnered with Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc., represented by Jan and Leo DeWitt, to provide schools supplies to Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools and Dunnellon Middle School. Volunteers of America of Florida provided supplies to Romeo Elementary School with an impact potential of around 750 students; Dunnellon Elementary with an impact of 770; and Dunnellon Middle School with more than 650 students. The supplies are going to be available to all those students. All school representatives were very grateful about these efforts and shared how much these supplies were needed. The supplies were made possible due to a grant totaling $1,200, which was awarded to Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc. by Volunteers of America Florida. This grant is for school supplies for back packs. It is interesting to highlight that even though we are close to the end of the school year, it is exactly at this point that most students with limited resources are in need of school supplies to finish this semester, a spokeswoman with Volunteers of America of Florida said. Also, this is the season of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests and they are in need of No. 2 pencils to complete them. For more information about Families in Need of Dunnellon Inc., email finodunnellonflinc@hotmail.com. Riverland News Families In Need of Dunnellon, Volunteers of America donate supplies DMS offers tutoring for those who want it D unnellon Middle School has some very important events coming up between today and April 19, we would like to let you know about. We begin Friday as we issue report cards. As of April 6, we began the last nineweek semester of school. To our parents and students, it is not too late for any student who would like to do better, catch-up on homework or just improve their skill-set, to do so. Dunnellon Middle School offers free tutoring every school morning from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Media Center. Students need only to show up with materials they would like assistance with. No referral is needed to attend morning tutoring. Tutoring is conducted by qualified instructors and is free to all DMS students. Please take advantage of this opportunity to improve your skills! Friday, April 13, is also the last day to pre-order yearbooks at the cost of $25. We anticipate yearbooks to arrive near the end of May and they will then be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the cost $35. You are invited to take advantage of the $10 savings and order your yearbook by Friday. FCAT testing will begin Monday, April 16, at Dunnellon Middle School. Dunnellon Middle School is requesting students to please leave cell phones at home as we administer the 2011-12 FCAT at DMS. This request is being made due to the severe penalty if a cell phone accidently goes off or is in use during testing. The penalty for even an accidental incident with a cell phone may include invalidation of that students test score. We thank you for your cooperation with this important facet of the FCAT. Dunnellon Middle School plans 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: Sixthgrade Reading; seventh-grade Math; eighth-grade Math. Tuesday, April 24: Eighth-grade Science. We now would love to share with you the following successes we are experiencing at Dunnellon Middle School. Thank you to our student body for giving us this opportunity to brag about you and your accomplishments to our Dunnellon community. As reported in earlier articles and in the DMS Newsletter, Dunnellon Middle School is part of a reading pilot-program entitled, The Fast Forward Program, and is being utilized by our Reading Coaches. We have been amazed and thrilled with the growth results our students have accomplished as they improve their reading skills. All students in the program have improved their reading skills and many have increased their reading skills by more than one year in the few months we have used the program. We thank our Reading Coaches, Mrs. Samler and Mrs. Matos, for opening the door to the exciting and wonderful world of reading, and to our students in the program, we are extremely proud of you. Congratulations on your success! Our S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) had a very active week March 27 to March 31. The DMS S.A.V.E. Club in partnership with Marion County Health Department ran a Kick Butts Golden Ticket Contest for our students. Each day during the Morning Madness announcement program, a question regarding the CYNTHIA WISE/Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School SAVE Club members and sponsors who participated in the Hands Are Not for Hurting Expo, sponsored by the Marion County Childrens Alliance, from left, are, Mr. Nick Johnson, Toni Morgan, Khali Robinson, Zaria Hamilton, Eduardo Escalante and Mrs. Jamie Boutwell. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Jane Ashman DMS Principal See ASHMAN page 16

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Jonathan Padilla Alora Thompson DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY BUTLER MULTI SERVICES LLC SPORTS BRIEFS Track standouts earn all-county honorsDunnellon High Schools Victor Chicas, a junior, finished second in the 2-mile with a time of 10.26 at the Marion County Track and Field Championships April 4 at Forest High School. Junior Chris Smith ran the 400and 200yard dash, placing fifth in the 400 with a time of 55.20 and securing an eight-place finish in the 200 with a time of 25.1. Junior DAndre Munford ran the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:14, which was a personal best for him, and placed sixth. Overall, they did well, everyone improved on their times, Dunnellon coach Eric Hayes said. The Dunnellon High School girls and boys track teams will compete at the district championships today at The Villages High School. Memorial golf benefit scheduledThe 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. Tournament pays first, second and third places for low gross and low net. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the DHS Tiger Football Team. Hole sponsorships and donations are welcome. 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. Key Centers Bass Challenge slated April 28 April is here, and for local bass-tournament anglers that means the Citrus County Bass Challenge is nearly here. Nearly a decade ago, The Key Training Centers Melissa Walker asked me to help put together a fishing tournament to benefit the Key. With a lot of help from a variety of people and resources, the first tournament came together and has taken on a life of its own. This year, the tournament date is set for April 28. First and foremost, the purpose of the event is to raise dollars to benefit those who utilize the services of the Key Training Center. The Key Center works to ensure developmentally disabled adults and their families are offered the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of services including education, day and vocational training, residential options and communityliving support. A lot of moving parts must fall in line before the tournament begins. Several months prior to the tournament, meetings are held to coordinate efforts to make sure all of the various parts are in place. The gears of the tournament begin to turn in earnest on Friday, the day before the event. A group of volunteers and Key Center workers descend upon the public boat ramp in Dunnellon to begin setting up tents, weigh-in tanks, tables, chairs and the like. Its the calm before the storm. The event attracts all types of anglers. Teams include seasoned, tournament veterans who have competed at the highest level of the sport to mom and pop teams who fish in one tournament each Dave Sigler/Chronicle fileMike Davis of Summerfield displays one of the many quality bass caught from the Withlacoochee River during last years Citrus County Bass Challenge. The 2012 event has been set for April 28. Annual event going strong for 10-plus years Matthew Beck Fish Tales Sami Fagan earns second SEC honor of the season BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Firstyear Gator softball third baseman Sami Fagan picked up her second league weekly honor Monday, earning SEC Freshman of the Week accolades for the first time since picking up the first Freshman of the Week honor of the season Feb. 19. The former Dunnellon High School standout and the 2011 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year helped lead the Gator softball squad to four wins throughout the past week of play, including their seventh victory over a Top-25 opponent with the 9-1, six-inning win at No. 21 FSU April 4 in mid-week action. The No. 6 Gators then went on to complete a series sweep over Ole Miss at home this past weekend, using one shutout and two run-rule victories to secure a fourth conference series sweep. Florida has now won all six of its conference series, and with a 15-2 league record, sits atop the 2012 SEC Standings after play this weekend. Fagan, who ranks second on the Gators squad this season in batting average (.370) and hits (47), had a career-best week, sending her first career homer over the fence against the Seminoles last week, finishing the day with a season-best three RBIs. Fagan then struck with a double and a triple in Lady Gators sweep over the Rebels at home this weekend, having now reached base in all but three of Floridas 39 games in 2012. Fagan, who has 16 multiple-hit games for the Gators, is currently riding a five-game hit streak, second only to a seven-game strand earlier this season, having connected in each of Floridas games since the series finale at Georgia April 1. Of her 20 RBI this season for Florida, a third or seven RBIs came in the last week of play. With Fagans honor, the Orange and Blue have now racked up nine conference and national accolades thus far through the 2012 campaign. Special to the Riverland News Former Dunnellon High standout Freshmen of the Week Sami Fagan Lady Tigers sweep week DHS wins three games With the Dunnellon High School softball teams season finally rolling toward the district tournament, the Lady Tigers stepped it up and won all three games this past week. On Monday, April 2, Dunnellon hooked the Nature Coast Sharks, 12-2. Alyssa Claffey had a total of two hits, two RBIs and scored twice. Alora Thompson had three hits, two RBIs and scored once. Leslie Maddox had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Eleanor Goodloe had two hits and an RBI while scoring twice. Ashlee Winn had three hits and scored twice. Jody Weber had a hit and scored. Nicole Drew had three hits and three RBIs and scored twice. The Lady Tigers left six runners on base and had four stolen bases. Defensively, Dunnellon committed four errors. Pierro pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts, a walk and six hits allowed. On Wednesday, April 4, the Lady Tigers traveled to Vanguard, slipping past the Lady Knights, 3-2. Alyssa Claffey, Alora Thompson, Ashlee Winn Leslie Maddox, and Bianca Pierro all got a hit but did not score. Cierra Thompson had an infield single and scored. Jody Weber had a hit, an RBI and also scored. Nicole Drew got two hits, one being her first homerun of the season, with two RBIs and a run scored. Dunnellon had no stolen bases and eight runners were left on base. However, on the field the Lady Tigers had two errors and turned three double plays. Bianca Pierro also pitched a complete game, having two strike outs, one walk, a hit batter and allowed five hits. Driving about two hours away Thursday, April 5, the Dunnellon played Eustis High School, pulling off another win, 8-1. Elizabeth Wright hit her first homerun, had two RBIs and scored. Alyssa Claffey and Leslie Maddox had two hits each. Alora Thompson had three hits, including a double, with an RBI and scored three runs. Cierra Thompson had an infield single and scored. Ashlee Winn had a double and a single while scoring once. Jody Weber had three hits, including a double, with three RBIs and scoring once. Nicole Drew had two hits, an RBI and run scored. Nine runners were left on base and Dunnellon had two stolen bases. Defensively, the Lady Tigers committed three errors. Bianca Pierro pitched another complete game with six strike outs, two walks and allowed seven hits. Senior night for the Dunnellon was Monday, April 9, ,celebrating seniors Alora Thompson, Alyssa Claffey and Tiffany Boatwright. The Lady Tigers played Westport. Results were not available at press time. Dunnellon played North Marion High School Tuesday night. Results were not available at press time. See FISH page 15 Photos by Gabrielle Pierro, Special to the Riverland NewsBianca Pierro prepares to deliver a pitch against one of Dunnellons opponents last week. Alyssa Claffey runs toward first base after collecting a hit in one of the Lady Tigers contests. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News

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Emmalynn Walters cracks open several eggs she found during the hunt. Two-year-old Connor Lawrence loads up his basket with Easter eggs.12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 Photos by Julie Mancini, For the Riverland NewsTwo-year-old Hawley Hytovick looks inside her Easter egg basket Saturday during First Baptist Churchs second annual communitywide Easter Egg Hunt. The church set out about 5,000 eggs with treats inside of them for area youths. Children and adults were provided with pizza and cold drinks after youths completed the various hunts. Pedro Hernandez, 8, and Valeria Hernandez, 7, check their loot with their mouths full of candy Michael Tyler Turley claims a prize at the prize table, accompanied by his parents, Mike and Gina. Twins Sarah and Sadie Richardson, 2-1/2 years old, search for eggs. Four-year-old Kyla McClung prepares for face painting at the communitywide event. Samantha Frasier, 2, shows off the find of a purple Easter egg.

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Friends preparing for April book saleThe Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, is preparing for its end of April Spring Book Sale. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. Please bring us your gently read book donations. No encyclopedias or Readers Digest, please. Just bring books into the store when its open, or leave them in the bin outside the stores door. The Book Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the library at 4382520. Womans Club of Dunnellon slates eventsToday 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. For information, call Susi Taylor at 727-460-0435, cell, or 4893108, home, to place orders. Creative Calligraphers to meet todayThe Creative Calligraphers of Citrus Springs will meet at 12:30 p.m. today 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 352489-2313 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 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. Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central PostPolio Support Group will present the program, Heart to Heart: Exercise, Heart Disease and PostPolio, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200 Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speakers will be Fred Shirley and Gordon Wertz, and Chrissie Wilson. For more information, call Carolyn Raville at 489-1731. 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year to aspiring anglers hoping to make a name for themselves the event has something for everyone. Teams begin arriving around 2 a.m. and trickle in for the next three and a half hours or so. A palatable intensity builds through the early-morning hours as they slowly pass. Some teams have spent more than a week pre-fishing the waters scouting likely areas learning the habitats of the fish they hope will push the scales down the farthest. Anxious anglers make small talk with one another. Others sit in their boats planning strategy awaiting their starting numbers to be called, some catch up with friends over coffee and doughnuts during the hours prior to the start. As the eastern sky begins to splinter the first rays of light for the day, last minute safety items are checked and one by one, boats are sent on their way. After the final boat is released things seem calm and quiet for the first time in several hours. That all changes later in the afternoon. Beginning at 3 p.m., the first of four flights of competitors come back to the boat ramp area and begin the weigh-in process. It takes about one hour to weigh-in everyones fish. The fish must measure a minimum size to be eligible for consideration and no more than five bass per team may be brought to the scales. As tournament director I think that I have the best job of the day. I get to weigh the fish and get a few moments with each of the men and women who come to the scales with fish to weigh. We talk about tips and tricks and share them with the crowd. Pictures are snapped of the large bass that make it to the scales. Care is taken to quickly release all of the fish back alive into the tannic-colored waters of the river to be caught again some day. Once all of the fish are weighed the final results are determined. Its a fairly simple process. The team with the heaviest, five-bass limit caught in a legal manner (on artificial lures) receives the top prize as well as bragging rights for the next year. Weights are tallied down through the top ten and the prize money paid descends accordingly. A number of contingency prizes are also given to teams that may not have had such a good fishing day. A big-bass award is also presented for the single, largest bass caught during the event. That fish pays somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000. First place pays in the neighborhood of $4,500$5,000. Not bad for an eighthour day of fishing. Ten places are paid and 6-10th place receive $300. Prizes are based on a 100 boat field. An entry fee of $150 is required to participate and an optional $10 big bass pot is available. So, if fishing isnt your bag but youd like to see what its all about, mark your calendar for April 28, and plan on stopping by the public boat ramp in Dunnellon that afternoon. If youre interested in getting out on the Withlacoochee River for a competitive or not so competitive day of fishing, its up to you, the Key Training Centers Citrus County Bass Challenge is for you. You can call (352) 795-5541, ext. 311 or go to www.key trainingcenter.org for more information. Riverland News, Thursday, April 12, 2012 15 FISH continued from page 11 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Adult Spelling Bee slated April 20 The Marion County Literacy Council (MCLC) will host its eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ocala Hilton at 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. The Bee includes dinner, silent auction, chance drawing, and the grand finale a spelling bee competition among teams comprised of corporate employees and community groups. Tickets to attend the event are $35 each or $60 per couple. Spelling Bee admission and chance drawing tickets are available at the Marion County Literacy Council office. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 690-7323 for inquiries. All proceeds will benefit the Marion County Literacy Council, an organization of volunteer tutors who work one-on-one with Marion County adults needing help with reading, English, and GED preparation. For more information, contact Lisa Varner, publicity chairwoman, at 352-8545230 or email lvarner@hospiceofmarion.com. Meet the Author slated April 21The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host author Terri DuLong, as part of its Meet the Author program, free to the public, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road. DuLong has penned the acclaimed womens fiction Cedar Key Series including Spinning Forward, Casting About, A Cedar Key Christmas, in the Fern Michaels anthology, Holiday Magic and her latest, Sunrise on Cedar Key. For more information, call 438-2520.Christian Womens Club to meet April 25The Dunnellon Christian Womens Connection will meet at noon Wednesday, April 25, at Springs Banquet Hall (Springs Presbyterian Church), 1060 W. Withlacoochee Trail, (County Road 39), Dunnellon. Joyce Hall, a life coach, seminar speaker and author from Orange Park, will be the guest speaker. A Spring-A-FAIR will be featured with baskets, certificates, gift items and accessories for sale. Shopping begins at 11:30 a.m. Make your reservation by Thursday, April 19, with Dot at 465-1150 or Maggie at 465-6153. Tickets are $12 and if cancelled after April 19, the ticket must be paid for or given to a friend. Color of the month is pastels. For more information, call Julie at 489-6996. Breast Cancer survivors to meetBreast Cancer Survivors are invited to the next support group at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute 9401 S.W. State Road 200, TimberRidge office. The meeting will be at 11:45 a.m. April 27. A light lunch will be provided so reservations are preferred. Certified Lymphedema Therapist Meenu Jethwani will be the guest speaker. To register or for more information, call (352) 861-2400. Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 200-0412 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Sandra Peters AFCH located at 16960 SE 173rd Terrace Rd., Weirsdale, FL 32195, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Fictitious Name Notices Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ft. McCoy FL, this 5 day of April, 2012. Sandra Peters Owner April 12, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices 299-0412 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fictitious Name Notices undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: @ Home Services located at 22353 NE 107th Ave., Ft. McCoy, FL 32134, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ft. McCoy FL, this 3 day of April, 2012. William Baker Owner April 12, 2012. 201-0412 RIV4/27 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 04/27/2012 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 Lien Notices to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 13AT609G766 Troy Bilt Lawn Mower 1N6ED26TOYC339906 2000 NISSAN April 12, 2012. Lien Notices 202-0412 RIV 4/26 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and Lien Notices intent to sell these vehicles on 04/26/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTZX0760WKA65425 1998 FORD April 12, 2012. 298-0412 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. 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ill effects of smoking was asked. To enter the contest students would simply supply their answer to any or all of the daily questions for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The golden ticket prize was a ticket good for the admission of two March 31 at Wild Waters in Ocala. We are very happy to announce our Kick Butt Golden Ticket prize winners were: Savannah Baker, Rosemary Calderon, Derian Castro, Sierra Helton, Jos Magana, Alan (A.J.) Page, Deon Palmer, Chris Ruiz, Maxx Salazar and Emily Weaver. Congratulations on your knowledge about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking and promoting the Kick Butts program with our S.A.V.E. Club members. Thank you Ms. Wise for organizing this timely message for our students. On Saturday, March 31, the DMS S.A.V.E. Club continued their busy week and shared their philosophy of alternatives to violence and also the promotion of literacy at the Hands Are Not for Hurting Expo, sponsored by the Marion County Childrens Alliance. Khali Robinson, president of the DMS S.A.V.E. Club; Zaria Hamilton, vice president; Eduardo Escalante and Toni Morgan, members of DMS S.A.V.E, manned the display table along with our staff sponsors, Ms. Cynthia Wise, Mr. Nick Johnson and Mrs. Jamie Boutwell. We thank our young S.A.V.E. Club representatives for the exceptional way they represented Dunnellon Middle School and the positive response their explanations about the DMS S.A.V.E. Club and the promotion of literacy from both young and old attending the Expo. Thank you. On Thursday, April 5, students who met their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal for the third nine weeks were invited to a celebration at the end of the school day. AR is a reading program that allows students to take reading practice quizzes on self-selected books. As they pass their quizzes, they earn points toward their individual goal. Students enjoyed nachos and soda while they played Xbox Kinect, Wii and games on the computers. This incentive has been very popular so far and will continue to grow with the support and encouragement from the community. We thank Mrs. Anderson, Media Specialist, for putting together this fun event to celebrate our DMS AR readers. Students celebrating their AR achievement were: Elias Aldava; Judy Allen; Ali Andre; Crystal Babine; Kasey Bernstein; Breckell Bowman; Ferrick Boyle; Naomi Brewster; Rebecka Carlisle; Nicholas Cicione; Katelin Cortese; Catherine Delker; Baltazar Esparza; Gabriel Felix; Merari Flores Saldana; Merari Flores; Nathaniel Gordon; Austin Hadden; Nikita Haynes; Cheyenne Hudson; Danielle Hughes; Matilyn Jenkins; Catlynn Kitsmiller; Jamie Kulik; Abigail Long; Jennifer Macedo Jaramillo; Grace Macfarlan; Julia Martini; Megan McClure; Shelby Meyers; Jasmine Monahan; Chandler Neal; Olivia Peterson; Natasha Pierro; Blake Rath; Rebecca Ray; Carlos Romero; Milagros Ruiz Rodriguez; Chantal Ruiz; Michelle Ruiz; Leslie Sanchez; Michael Santiago; Alexis Shutt; Kimberly Singleton; Chandra Smith; Zachary Tidd; Wilfredo Torres; Dakota Wade; Hailey Weatherford. 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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. 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