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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 04-26-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, April 26, 2012Vol. 30 No. 27 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Post Office employee disciplinedA United States Post Office employee was facing disciplinary action after it was discovered they had stored a weapon recently in their locker at the Dunnellon Post Office, officials confirmed last week. According to Kenneth Smith, special agent with the USPS-OIG, a postal supervisor was notified that an employee had stored a firearm (rifle) in the Dunnellon Post Office, which was in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 930, as well as Postal Service policy. The Postal Service has reviewed the situation and will handle this matter administratively with appropriate action, Smith said. Postal policies prevent sharing personal information about administrative action taken against Postal Service employees. Agency vying for $1 million grant The Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center Inc. is participating in the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together Facebook Contest through April 30. Facebook users are encouraged to like Walmart Dunnellon once a day as the nonprofit agency vies for a portion of $2 million in grants, with the grand-prize winner receiving $1 million. Walmart will also award 20 $50,000 grants to those who finish behind the overall winner. The campaign features the department of labors list of 200 communities where unemployment rates are the highest. More than 400 community non-profits have been integrated within the application, allowing users to learn more about volunteering and giving back. Users can vote daily for as many communities they would like, you can only vote once daily for each community. Friends of the Library to meet May 1The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Library Meeting Room at the Dunnellon Library at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. Sheriff: Teacher tried to meet minor for sex Dunnellon Middle School and the Marion County School District were reeling Wednesday, April 18, when news that one of their teachers was caught Tuesday, April 17, attempting to meet a minor for sex in Alachua County. Andrew O. Noell, 25, Ocala, was arrested without incident and charged with three felonies: traveling to meet a minor for sex after soliciting a parent, or person believed to be a parent, to arrange the sexual activity, a second-degree felony; soliciting a parent, or person believed to be a parent, to arrange sex with a child; and using a two-way communications device to commit a felony, both third-degree felonies. According to the arrest report, Noell communicated with an undercover law enforcement deputy using an Internet email service and Andrew Noell Council rejects motion for caf Issue dies without a second A proposal sought for a special exemption to open an Internet caf in the old Food Lion shopping plaza never made it through, as the motion to approve it never got a second and it died, much to the delight of residents opposed to opening the floodgates of Internet cafs in town. The same request had come before the Planning Commission in Feburary in which it voted 3-2 against recoommending approval by the City Council. During the Quasi Judicial hearing at Mondays City Council meeting, several residents voiced their concern about officials allowing such a facility to open, especially one that would need highspeed Internet services and Greenlight Dunnellon Communications nearing a full launch during the second quarter of 2012. Rainbow Springs resident Burt Eno, Ph.D., pleaded with the City Council to not consider passing the request sought by Stephen Lipscomb, who owns several Internet cafs throughout Marion County, including one at On Top of the World. Its a form of casino gambling, he explained. I dont know if that would be a good influence for the community. Eno also sought an answer to who Mr. Lipscomb was, because as he pointed out to the Council, during research of the individual seeking the special exemption for an Internet caf inside the city limits, he discovered what he considered startling information. He said through research on the Internet, that a Mr. Lipscomb in South Carolina had run afoul of the Department of Revenue, been fined multiple times and had to surrender his business license. If this is not the same individual, then I apologize, he said. Lipscomb was not present; however, Donald Turner, a manager at one of his cafs in Marion County, was on hand to speak for him and attempt to diffuse what he called the stereotypes of Internet cafs. Turner was asked by DMS band instructor put on administrative leave with pay, district investigating JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TEACHER page 3 Festival booms JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLauryn Reddick, left, Amanda Barber, Catherine Jager and Kaila McKee, part of Team Nicki, cheer on Ashley Nicki Paden on Sunday during the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, a part of the Boomtown Days Dunnellon festivities. For more photos from the weekend, see Pages 14, 15 and 16. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStephanie Carter, left, holds her son, Cameron Messenger, as David Osborn airbrushes a tattoo on the toddlers arm.Boomtown Days draws crowds, storms amid pageantry Paden, 16, crowned Queen DHS sophomore tops four for title The 60th anniversary of the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant on Sunday brought together a community in the First Estate parking lot in Downtown Historic Dunnellon during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. The five contestants: Chelsea Dominey, 17, senior at Dunnellon High; Brittany Lakhani, 17, senior at Dunnellon High; Alora Thompson, 18, senior at Dunnellon High; Ashley Nicki Paden, 16, sophomore at Dunnellon High; and Tiffany Burch, 20, sophomore Santa Fe Community College, all displayed their beauty and wit for the packed crowd. After a dance performance, two sessions of on-stage questions, platform discussions from all participants, and the fan-favorite evening gown portion, all contestants stood nervously on stage awaiting the results. Crowd Favorite was Rain doesnt dampen annual festivial Mother Nature nearly made a bust of Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Despite being cut short Saturday by rain showers, Sundays early showers gave way to sunshine by late in the morning before cloud cover and a steady breeze gave festival goers a respite from summerlike weather conditions. It was wonderful, I was just so worried, Bev Leisure, executive director, said. Im so happy about the weather holding off for the most part. Everyone just seemed happy. Even with the rainy weather, everybody just seemed to take it in stride. And those in attendance had plenty of options to choose from such as the 100-plus vendors offering arts and crafts to funnel cakes and freshly squeezed lemonade. They all seemed to do well, it was kind of fun for them, Leisure said. We just lost a couple of vendors. For those adults toting around children and grandchildren, the Kids Zone offered plenty of entertainment such as bounce houses, a rock climbing wall to a jousting pit. However, it appeared as if the bungee jump proved to be the favorite of youths who showed off plenty of aerial aerobatics of their own. The kids area was just great, Leisure said. That was pretty popular. Of course Boomtown wouldnt have been complete without its traditional pageantry, as the 2012 Little Miss and Mister Dunnellon were crowned as well as the 60th annual crowning of the Queen of the Rainbow. Both events went off without Mother Nature intervening though event organizers had plenty to be concerned about Sunday morning as the tail end of the storm system that passed through the area Saturday dumped its final remnants on Downtown Historic Dunnellon. I was just ecstatic, I just prayed that it would just clear up, Leisure said about both pageants. I was really worried, I was thinking oh gosh, to have it rain, it would have just been horrible. When the rain cleared Sunday, Leisure showed off her excitement. I was dancing in the street, she said. I just walked around, told everyone the sun would come out. I was just thrilled. I was really worried, but I just kept praying. It was just meant to be. I thought somebody was looking down on Dunnellon. I was thrilled that it turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. By the time the storm passed and the sun warmed up, the crowds descended upon the area. All in all with the weather, I thought it turned out great, Leisure said. Everyone that did come had a great time. I got a lot of compliments on the variety of vendors this year; we wanted a lot of variety, we got a lot of vendors this year. I cannot remember getting one complaint. In spite of the weather, we got a great crowd. Its really hard to tell right now how big the crowd was, but it was great. See QUEEN page 17 LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Ashley Nicki Paden, a 16year-old sophomore at Dunnellon High School, was crowned Queen of the Rainbow. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CAF page 19

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M any flowering plants can be encouraged to produce better and longer-lasting displays with the minimum of effort. A plant produces flowers in order to reproduce and ensure the survival of the species. Once a plant has flowered and fertilization has taken place, it tends to put its energy into producing seed at the expense of more flowers. With some popular plants, such as zinnias and sweet peas, flowering can stop altogether. You can prevent this happening by simply removing the flowers as they start to fade, thereby, preventing the formation of seedpods. This technique is known as deadheading. By removing blooms as they fade, deadheading also improves the current display. Some flowering plants are worth deadheading to prevent them from self-seeding all over the place and causing a weed problem. All flowering plants respond to an annual application of high-potash fertilizer, such as a tomato feed or a dressing of sulphate of potash, which will also promote flower production. How you go about deadheading will depend on both the type of flowers and your attitude to gardening. Ive seen some particularly tidy gardeners removing blooms fastidiously when the flowers are barely over, while others wait until the blooms have turned brown. For me, the ideal time is somewhere in-between. I like to get into the habit of deadheading as I walk around the garden. This means flowering plants get the once-over at least once a week from early summer to early autumn. With any luck! How to deadhead How you remove the flowers from a plant should depend on the type of growth it produces. Long flower stalks. Plants that produce one flower head at the end of a stalk, such as pelargoniums, should have the fading flower removed along with the stalk snapping it off cleanly from the stem. Bulbs, such as daffodils and tulips, are the exception. These should have the flower cut off leaving the stalk intact. Repeat-flowering plants (such as roses) and those that produce flower spikes (such as delphiniums and foxgloves) are also treated differently see below. Short flower stalks. Plants that produce flowers on short stalks, such as fuchsias, should have the fading bloom removed by pinching off the stalk behind each fading flower between finger and thumb. Masses of flowers. Lifes too short to worry about plants, such as alyssum, that produce masses of tiny flowers. But if you want to preen a few pots on the patio try using an old pair of scissors to make the job easier. Flower spikes. Many border flowers that bear their blooms on tall spikes, such as foxgloves and delphiniums, antir-2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! 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Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Special to the Riverland NewsRainbow Bistro Restaurant at 20049 E. Pennslyvania Ave. recently had its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dunnellon Area Chambe r of Commerce. Owner Nuchnapa Crwother, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon marking the official opening of the business. Bistro debuts Far Eastern flair Dunnellon has a touch of Thailand now. Rainbow Bistro, the newest eatery in town to open its doors and specializing in Thai and Oriental cuisine, is at 20049 E. Pennsylvania Ave., the former location of Local Legends. Nuchnapa Nuchi Crowther, owner, explained her biggest reasoning for opening a restaurant in Dunnellon. The former patient care assistant at Shands Hospital said the town reminds her of her native Thailand with the rivers and nearby lakes. Having left Thailand at the age of 23, she lived in Belgium for 11 years, helping operate upscale restaurants and hotels in the area before relocating to the United States in 2001. She settled in Florida, because of the tropical environment similar to what she was accustomed to in her native land. As for opening a restaurant with a Far Eastern flair, she wanted to provide a dining experience all could enjoy at a reasonable price. Crowther said her menu features dishes with a lot of vegetables, explaining she orders all of her vegetables from the Tampa area and has them delivered. We offer a full service dining experience with our food at not too high prices, Crowther said. Crowther, who is now pursuing a degree as a registered nurse, said most of the spices used in the kitchen are from her own garden. We want people to have the freshest we can provide, she explained. Prices vary from $3.99 appetizers to $14.99 for Kai Yang Som Tum; however, Crowther pointed out the most popular menu items thus far have been the Kiss of Thailand, a combination of appetizers as well as Tom Ka, a soup made with coconut, lemon glaze and lamb juice and Pad Thai, which is fried rice and noodles. Rainbow Bistor is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 489-9909. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Trimming flowers can be essential Tracy Jenner See GARDEN page 11 RIVERLAND GARDENER

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Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 352-465-4864. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Library System now has downloadable e-booksE-book fans can add another website to their list of places to download free digital books. The Marion County Public Library System is now offering eBooks, a free program that lets library patrons check out digital books with just a few clicks. Library card holders may download digital books anytime and from anywhere by visiting overdrive.library.marioncounty fl.org. Users may browse the librarys e-book collection, check out a title with a valid library card and download it to a computer or mobile device. Titles will automatically expire at the end of seven days, so there are no late fees with eBooks. Thanks to a donation provided by our wonderful Friends of the Ocala Public Library, we are able to introduce eBooks to our library patrons, said Julie Sieg, library director. We are excited to be able to offer this program and look forward to having our customers enjoy this service. For more information about eBooks and currently available titles, call 352-671-8551. an electronic communication device. During the text conversation with the undercover law enforcement official, in an online undercover capacity as custodian of a 14-year-old female, communicated with Noell, who stated he was interested in meeting her. Noell solicited the custodian for sex with the 14-year-old, the report stated, using an electronic communication device to communicate. Noell asked what the 14year-old had done and whether condoms would be needed. According to the report, Noell drove from a location in Dunnellon to a previously agreed upon location within Alachua County to meet whom he believed to be a 14-year-old female to engage in sexual activity. He was taken into custody without incident. He used his cell phone to communicate, and upon being charged, the cell phone was found on him. During an interview with a detective, he stated his intentions were to meet a 17-yearold female for sex; however, during the course of the communications, there was no mention of a 17-year-old, just the 14year-old. According to Alachua County sheriffs officials, an undercover detective first made contact with Noell online a few weeks ago while assisting with a sting operation in Clay County, called Dont Play in Clay, to arrest people soliciting minors for sex. When that sting ended earlier this month, the Alachua County detective continued corresponding with Noell, a spokesman said. Kevin Christian, a district spokesman, said per the districts policy, Noell was placed on paid administrative leave pending its internal investigation. We have to allow the legal process to take place, he said, explaining if charges were dropped and officials had fired him, there would be potential for grounds of a lawsuit. As part of the districts internal investigation, Christian said, the district would review his student contact even though there are no indications that anything inappropriate took place on campus between Noell and students. Noell was hired by the district in December 2009, starting as a substitute teacher before becoming the permanent music teacher in the fall of 2010, Christian said. Noells bond was set at $60,000. He bonded out Friday from the Alachua County Jail. Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 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. 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Brown was charged Friday, after his blood alcohol content registered at nearly three times the legal limit. Brown, according to the report, registered at .229 percent and .222 percent. The states legal limit is 0.08 percent. The report stated authorities witnessed Brown driving north in the southbound lane of U.S. 41. According to the report, Brown then entered the turn lane driving a white in color Ford Mustang at which time Brown crossed over a concrete median and began traveling north in the northbound lane. At this time Officer Mike Miley turned his patrol car around and initiated a traffic stop at East McKinney Avenue and U.S. 41. According to the report, Miley made contact with Brown and noticed he had watery eyes, and he could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his breath. Miley then asked Brown where he was coming from to which he replied, the bar uptown, Gators or something, the report stated. Miley asked Brown if he had been drinking, to which he said, Ive had a few beers. The report stated Miley asked Brown if he would participate in Field Sobriety Exercises, to which he agreed. Brown, according to the report, failed three of the exercises which he was asked to perform. Authorities, post-traffic stop, discovered several empty beer cans were found as well as multiple unopened beverages. According to the report, Brown has prior convictions for Driving Under the Influence, both occurring in 2003. According to jail records, Brown bonded out of the Marion County Jail on Saturday; his bond was $5,000. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Suspect has prior convictions stemming from 2003 incidents Dustin Brown TEACHER continued from page 1 Preschool recognizes Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins Special to the Riverland NewsBaskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts hosted a Fun Raiser March 28 for Harmony Preschool. The money raised will be used to expand the education program of Harmony Preschool. A Certificate of Appreciation from Harmony Preschool was presented April 16 to Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts, thanking them for its assistance with the Fun Raiser. Pictured, from left, are: Pat Martin, Board chairman, Harmony Preschool; Michelle Shingleton, manager, Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts; Vinny Todaro, Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts; and Amy Simpson, director, Harmony Preschool. COMMUNITY EVENTS

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River views Nix the R.S. POA idea to purchase clubHaving had the Rainbow Springs Country Club on the sales market for some time with no acceptable offers, Mr. Kaprelian has offered to sell the Club to the homeowners. The Board of Directors (BOD) views this as a favorable opportunity and is canvassing homeowners for their opinions. I think most homeowners will fall into the NO! camp. The BOD cites property values as a beneficial impact from the proposed purchase. This is convoluted thinking. There is a greater chance that property values would decline even further, since open-ended assessments for club operations would be part of the package a prospective buyer would face, in addition to jacked-up water and sewer rates. What makes the assessments open-ended is that most of the facilities are in some degree of deterioration, particularly the clubhouse itself. Another perceived benefit is a stable restaurant. It isnt clear what this even means. The implication must be that the clubhouse restaurant is currently unstable. Another possibility is that a stable restaurant would involve serving food to horses. The good news is that Florida statute (320.31(6)) requires that such a purchase be supported by a 75 percent affirmative vote of the homeowners. Rainbow Springs residents should vote this proposal down handily. Ted Apple Rainbow Springs Together we can do what we need to It appears that most of the rhetoric addressing the camera and water purchase issues is disappearing from the letters section in the Riverland News. Notwithstanding, these issues have had and continue to cause major financial hardships for the residents of Rainbow Springs and the surrounding neighborhoods. As a community, we have collectively and individually demonstrated our concerns to the Dunnellon city management only to be treated with apathy and obliviousness. Consequently, as a community we must join together addressing preventative measures and stopping the city from unjustly victimizing us in the future. If not, the pillage will inevitably continue. Whether or not the city is teetering on the precipice of insolvency is irrelevant. Desperate people do desperate things is an adage that appropriately describes the Council and their actions. Apparently, they have targeted our residents as their cash cow and intend to keep milking us incessantly. Utilizing the guise of promoting safety Monsters that go vroom in the night Boomtown blast B oomtown weekend has come and gone. Oh, how I remember the feelings those words used to invoke. Growing up in Dunnellon, the word Boomtown always brought a chill of excitement. We would eagerly anticipate the arrival of that fun-filled weekend and never make other plans. After all, it was one of the only events that Dunnellon held back then, and believe me, it was worth the wait. It always started off with breakfast at the America Legion early Friday morning. That was the official start. Everybody in the room would be dressed in period costumes and our place of business would be decorated, too. Back then I worked for Mid State Federal Savings and Loan. I remember one year we were can-can dancers and one year we were Indian maidens. After breakfast, we would all go back to work and wait for the sheriff and the mayor to show up and arrest people. It was hilarious to watch as your boss got whisked away for a couple of hours. My good-natured boss back then was Donna Carpenter. Everybody in town would come out for the weekend celebration, especially during the years it was held at the old Rainbow Springs attraction. Before that, it was down at the river near the boat ramp. I realize that many things have factored into the decision to now hold it in the middle of Historic Downtown Dunnellon. However, nothing will ever beat having it near the water. There were several years we ended up swimming after all the festivities were over. My family and I used to hang out all day back when it was at the Springs. We would spread a blanket on the grassy hill and enjoy the scene. There were plenty of vintage autos set up everywhere and you could take a walk and follow the cobblestone paths to the water falls. You would run into everybody you knew that day and some you hadnt seen all year. I can still remember the excitement in the air. The Queen of the Rainbow beauty pageant would never lack for attendees. Sometimes there would be more than 20 contestants lined up. If you didnt know every single girl, you would at least know of her family. I never entered, but many of my friends did and some even won: Linda Hendrix, Beth King and Teri Koopman, to name a few. My own daughter, Mandy, won Little Miss Dunnellon in 1983. The contest has always held a special place in my heart. Ill never forget the year that Dennis Miller, the emcee at the time, asked one little boy what his mothers name was and he answered, Mommy. You cant make stuff like that up. We stopped by last year to eat and watch the karate demonstrations, but it wasnt the same. Are people too busy or has Dunnellon just gotten too big? I saw the parents of the karate students, a few curious people whom had come out to browse, some arts and crafts connoisseurs and the people running the show of course. But where was everybody else? Its always nice to get out and supThe 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 26, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE I hereby apologize for any future or past rages, lectures, tantrums, outbursts and stupid comments. Boy, have I been grouchy lately. Menopausal women should come with a warning label. I dont even want to be around me I pity the rest of you. My moods have been swinging more than a 1960s Playboy Bunny! One minute I am ranting and raving, the next minute I cant remember what I was talking about. Edith Bunker doesnt have anything on me when it comes to the change. My emotions are all over the map. It is an awful feeling not knowing who you are going to wake up with when you sleep alone. All this craziness is caused by hormones. It has to stop. The other day I wanted to run down to Winn-Dixie to pick up some milk. I got in my car and drove down the block. I parked, grabbed my purse and my canvas shopping bag. I got out of my car and proceeded to stare at my garage door. I drove all the way around the block and never stopped at Winn-Dixie! The week before, I was driving to work and I pulled into the Sweetbay parking lot. I dont work at Sweetbay, dont ask me why I stopped there because I dont have a clue. Hormones have turned my brain into mush. If you want me to remember something, you have to put it in writing. Then you have to pray I dont lose the piece of paper! Recently, I smacked my computer around because it wasnt working. I cursed up a storm until I realized I never turned it on. I had to give up any attempts at dating. I no longer trust my instincts or my ability to recognize trouble. I have narrowed it down to the double Ds desperate and delusional (me, not my date). Here is a summary of my last attempts at dating: Guy No. 1 wanted to borrow $20 so he could take me out. Hey, I am as feminist as any modern woman can be, but when it comes to a first date, the guy has to pay. Run, Kathleen, run. Guy No. 2 is in love with his mom. He told me his mom was his best friend and he tells her everything. Thats not what a grown man should say about his mom. He can say that about his wife, girlfriend or lover. Saying that about his mom is creepy. Oddly, I still pursued him; hence, the desperate and delusional. Guy No. 3 wanted to play computer games all day. Boring! Getting off the couch was not his idea of fun. As for the hot flashes, I am considering frying an egg on my chest to see if Keep the change! I m a reader and while I dont regularly keep a book by the nightstand, I have to admit Im a binge reader. Ive been told the first step is admitting one has a problem, so Im laying it out for all to know: Im a binge reader. Whew, I feel like a ton has been lifted off my shoulders. Wow, that felt great. Now what is a binge reader, you ask? Its a person, such as myself, who buys multiple books and reads them in a week. Thats binge reading. I turn off the TV, brew a fresh pot of coffee to keep me up late and plow through chapters. Im surprised my fingers dont show it but paper cuts heal nicely. Perhaps I dont bruise easy; just my ego. Ive done my best to make sure my boys love books and while they arent reading on their own just yet, I feel pretty confident they will enjoy turning the pages of books for years to come. Of course with all of the digital technology available nowadays, Im also pretty confident theyll be pushing a button to turn the page. They wont understand what it means to dog ear a page, nor perhaps will they grasp the concept of bookmarks. Reading has always been a staple in my family for generations, and there is nothing that brings me more joy than having Jackson and Jayden beg for me to read to them, even if it means putting aside my latest page turner. I believe as my children see me read, they understand its more important than the latest cartoon show the Disney network has rolled out. I rarely pass up the opportunity to present them with a few new books every couple of months; and when I saw the front covers of the most recent finds at the Romeo Elementary School Book Fair, well, I did what any good father might do. I high-tailed it to the car in hopes the checkbook was stashed inside. Much to my delight it was, and despite being pressed for time because I was actually on assignment, I found three books to add to their treasure trove of a collection. The first book screamed out like a monster hiding in the closet, a book about monster trucks with a picture of their favorite, Grave Digger, plastered on the cover. The next two finds were easy decisions, What Happens When a Dragon Moves In, and Chuggingtons Dinosaur Adventure. Upon arriving home later that evening, I unveiled their surprise with enthusiasm. Off they sprang to their bedroom for story time. From there, we plowed through a history of monster trucks. From their start decades ago to the modern marvels they are today. Having been to three shows in the past two years, they knew more about the monsters than I did. Theyre not really monsters Daddy, Jackson explained. Theyre loud Daddy, Jayden chimed in. And they go vroommmmmm. Yes they do my boy, I said, recalling a trip in early March to see Monster Jam in Jacksonville for which their Uncle Dave secured the coolest, most awesome tickets in the world. My boys choice of words, not mine, though I could hardly disagree considering we were 20 rows away from the action. Twenty minutes after making our way through the history of monster trucks, Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 5 Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 11 See JERSEY GIRL page 5 Kathleen Wallace See SMILE page 11

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and reducing accidents, they instituted the red-light cameras entrapping residents and exploiting them with extravagant fines. Utilizing the guise of conservation, they clandestinely purchased our water utility for millions more that its worth and immediately began charging exorbitant usage rates, plus a usurious surcharge. These actions may be legally justified, but they are morally and ethically corrupt. What other pillages and shenanigans are on the horizon? Will they unveil some legal precedence or innuendo that will mandate the use of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications? Will they invoke some contrived annexation procedure? Undoubtedly, Dunnellon needs Rainbow Springs to help support its infrastructure, but employing plunderous transgressions are unconscionable and unacceptable. What is the solution? Somehow we need to divorce or disassociate ourselves from Dunnellon by establishing our own municipality or identity that will, in effect, protect us from the guiles of the city management. Wouldnt it be gratifying to change our addresses to a picturesque Rainbow Springs FLA with its unique zip code? How can we accomplish this? Lets do something because we can!Bill Pawlin Dunnellon Residents need to put kibosh to course purchaseI remember it so well, the major splash Mark Kaprelian, the refugee from Massachusetts, sought to make in the golfing world when he purchased the Rainbow Springs Country Club a couple years ago. Why, the Dunnellon area would become a destination for tourists swarming to his golf course! Another Orlando-like attraction, for sure! So much for that now-deflated bubble. Apparently, unable to locate anyone willing to take the show off his hands for a lofty $3 million, or even the $2.4 million he reportedly paid in 2010, he wants the 3,000 or so property owners in Rainbow Springs, more than three-quarters of whom do not belong to the club, to come to his rescue by having the Property Owners Association consider a purchase. So, the POA directors are undertaking a poll to gauge the sentiment of the owners, who might have to pay annually through assessments to sustain this venture. Who knows how much it would cost to just look into a purchase, but the POA estimates it might cost each of us up to $1,100 if a purchase is consummated, according to a letter received last week from the POA president. Worse yet, it would require all of us to be members of a club many of us deliberately have chosen not to join. Everyone can recall the howl that went up from POA directors and many others a few weeks ago when the city of Dunnellon had the audacity to buy the water and sewer utilities of Rainbow Springs and then imposed substantial rate hikes. Boycott Greenlight was the cry, referring to another adventure outside the realm of municipal government by Dunnellons council. Boycotting is still a pretty good idea, but I digress! To me, even considering the purchase by the POA of this woeful facility, which obviously hasnt become the golden calf Kaprelian anticipated, is absolutely ludicrous. The POA should have simply said, No thanks. But instead, property owners are asked to indicate yes or no whether the POA should investigate the purchase. A simple yes or no from owners, the POA president urged. Thats not strong enough; the proposition needs a firm Hell No. The POA, by the way, is conducting this mail poll of owners by itself no outside tallying organization. Just mail us back the ballot with your decision, the letter from the POA declared, and the ballots will be counted. If a two-thirds majority isnt attained, the POA wont go further. I should point out that the POA board is elected annually. Board members pretty well assure the election of those the incumbents prefer, but at least the board hires an accounting firm to tabulate the ballots. For virtually every one of the 18 years I have resided in Rainbow Springs (and avoided costly membership in the club), the POA has deemed it necessary to elevate the annual assessment, an increase thats limited mercifully by law to 3 percent a year. I can imagine the cost if property owners suddenly had to pay to enable a few neighbors to chase a little white ball around the course or dine at the restaurant, when there are numerous alternates for both available in the area. I certainly have to wonder about Kaprelians comment in last weeks newspaper that the POAs board of directors think it (purchasing the club) would be a great idea. I dont, and Im sure hopeful that sufficient others will quickly put the kibosh on this awful, potentially very expensive scheme. Don Rosselet Rainbow Springs Are the city and Chamber here to help businesses?To a city and Chamber of Commerce that is said to be so business friendly, I will never believe that one again. This weekend, your Boomtown Days did nothing but hurt my business. To not forewarn me that you would not be reopening West Pennsylvania Avenue after Saturdays festivities hurt me tremendously as no customers were able to get into my establishment. Therefore, all of the reservations I had for my live entertainment that evening never showed. And after asking if the barricades could be pushed back a few feet from where they were placed to allow access into my parking lot, that was quickly denied. Sunday morning there was rain and after those storms passed, I had to deal with the numerous phone calls from my loyal customers who were totally angered by the fact they were only going to be able to walk the 50 feet from the gates to my restaurant if they paid the gate admission fees. One of those parties was six people, which meant an extra $12 just to walk in my doors for breakfast! They could have justified it a little better had it not been raining, because not many people want to walk the streets in the rain. So, please, I would like to know where the friendliness toward businesses comes from or does that only apply to those businesses that are Chamber members, which after this treatment I will never be. Cristina Lugo Co-owner, Penn Station Deli & Grill RS Golf Club purchase a horrible ideaThe entire scenario of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) Board of Directors looking into purchasing the Rainbow Springs golf course and club just drips with irony. First, there is the involvement of the POA at all. With the exception of repaving roads, this organization has refused to take a stand on anything affecting the community at least since I move here in 2004. In fact, the RS Residents Organization an independent resident organization was formed over 20 years ago because the POA would not address, what were then thought to be excessive water rate increases. Sound familiar? Second is the letter to gauge property owner interest. The POA by-laws require 20 percent owner representation in order to hold an annual meeting, yet there is no minimum number of gauge ballots required before the board decides to spend, by some estimates, north of $10,000 to investigate the business potential of buying the golf course. Would not a major lack of response to this letter be just as significant as an indicator that the community has no interest as a no response? What safeguards are there to prevent some special interest group such as golfers, anti-golfers, or anti-expenditure folks from stuffing the ballot box to tilt the vote in their favor? As a minimum, the board should have established a reasonable minimum total vote response before even considering the yes or no vote. Then, there is the club itself and its contribution to the community. As reported in the Riverland News April 19, the current owner paid $2.4 million for the property in 2010 and now asks $3 million even though property values have plummeted since the purchase. Also, prior to the current owner taking over, community service organizations such as the POA, the RS Residents Organization and others, held regular and special meetings and social events at the club. Typically, there was no charge for these meetings, unless catering was involved. These organizations now meet at places like the Dunnellon Library and the sheriffs office conference room because the club charges for the monthly meeting rooms. Sometime around 2008, the previous owners were convinced by patrons that the weekly Wacky Wednesday dinner program had become such a popular occasion that the club grill room was no longer adequate. The program was moved upstairs to the main dining room, and within months even that room was fully booked as residents discovered the ambiance and convenience of this nearby dining and socializing location. After the new owners arrived, the prices went up, the good chefs disappeared, and so have the large crowds. Our small group of eight to 12 Wednesday night diners now travels regularly to Ocala, Inverness and Crystal River to dine out. We recently returned one time to the RS club restaurant, but found that we were just about alone. Additionally, the cost of social and golf memberships has also increased significantly, which caused many to look elsewhere. Some golfers I know routinely drive 30 to 40 minutes to play rather than bearing the expense of a RS golf membership. Could a property owner association purchase of the Rainbow Springs golf course and club be successful financially? As the saying goes, anything is possible; however, there is much Rainbow Springs needs to consider beyond the business and financial aspects of this venture. For example, unlike many of the surrounding, very active, communities, neither the original, nor any of the subsequent developers encouraged or promoted active community socializing. As a result, except when faced with unanticipated or surprise cost increases, the level of community apathy is higher than these other communities. As a resident once said to me when discussing the POA election, The POA doesnt cost a lot of money and they dont bother me, so I dont bother them. Exacerbating the impact of apathy, are the large number of unimproved building lots representing absentee owners and the significant number of seasonal residents Snowbirds. I am reasonably sure that these folks have other more important things to consider than purchasing a golf course. The number of different lifestyles embodied in the differing population densities of the subdivisions within Rainbow Springs also should be considered. The needs and desires of folks living on a two-acre house lot in the Forest differ greatly from someone living on a quarter-acre lot in Fox Trace. How will these differences be applied to the final board decision? While the question of the day may be, Should Rainbow Springs property owners purchase the golf course and club? The real question should be whether the property owners believe that the POA board is always operating in the communitys best interest, and do they believe the board has the ability, experience and drive to take on the responsibility of managing an operation like the golf course. Before the Rainbow Springs POA takes on this burden, I submit that they need to be far more proactive and take on communitywide issues like water, which demonstrate a demeanor that results in respect and support rather than scorn and ridicule. While some may argue that the POAs only responsibility is to enforce the deed covenants and restrictions, it should be remembered that those covenants and restrictions were established to enhance and maintain property values. It is quite evident that spirited and active communities also reflect better property values. Therefore, my vote and recommendation to consider purchase is emphatically no. C. H. 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I t is not that ignorance is so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point: A while back, I found in the mail coupons for two free nights in Daytona Beach. Look, my dear, I squealed, with delight to my wife, We have two free nights in Daytona Beach. Immediately, we checked our calendars and selected a time when we could take advantage of our windfall, without running into all those springbreakers at the beach. Personally, I am not too crazy about Daytona Beach. I am crazy about free. Consulting the parsonage exchequer, we could afford free. Upon leaving the house, all I could do was hum a tune, Two Whole Nights at the Beach ... Before I finished, my wife suggested I quit humming. Of course, with her suggestions always comes the phrase, And if you dont, Ill ... Well, you know the rest. I took her suggestion, but I was humming on the inside. Arriving at our motel in good time, we checked in and settled down for two days and two nights of absolute relaxation whatever that is. The room was terrific and in the corner was an old friend a Lazyboy recliner. With the recliner and a remote, I settled in for some serious goofing off for the next two days. Admittedly, I am not gifted in many areas, if any. My wife, however, says I goof off better than anyone she knows. One takes pride in what one does best. Next to our motel was a restaurant called The Wing House. On the outside it looked like a nice place and, unlike my wife, I am not choosy about where I eat. Any old greasy spoon suits me just fine, thank you. I must say I was completely unprepared for what I was about to experience in the restaurant next to our motel. On the second day of our mini-vacation, I decided to run next door for some carry-out. My wife wanted some soup, and I fancied something a little more substantial. When I am on an errand, especially one as important as my supper, I am usually focused on one thing and one thing only. I wanted to run into the restaurant, give my order, get out as quickly and simply as possible and get back to my Lazyboy and remote. It is my two days off; I will squander them if I want to. I did not notice anything strange when I first walked in. I focused on the menu. Looking up from the menu, what I saw shocked me to the core. I am known for dropping everything from dishes to keys. This time I dropped my lower jaw to the floor. It took some time for me to gingerly pick up my lower jaw. I just noticed the young girl standing before me greeting me and inquiring about my order. I heard nothing but, unfortunately, I saw more than I expected. Let me try to describe this as delicately as I can. The only thing I can rationally think of is, when this young girl dressed in the morning, her costume fit quite well. I hardly think anyone would put on clothes that did not fit. However, during the course of the day, being a young person, she must have experienced a rather dramatic spurt of growth, causing her clothes to be at least three sizes too small. Fortunately, or unfortunaately as the case may be, the only thing keeping her breathing was the lack of material around her chest area. Otherwise, she could have suffocated. Her clothes were so tight, not to mention skimpy (and I didnt), that I wanted to take the shirt off my back and give it to her. I mumbled something rather incoherently and said as loud as possible, and make it to go, please. After giving my order, I did not know what to do with my eyes. You can look at the ceiling only so long before people begin inquiring into your family history. Other young girls, in the restaurant, I found in the same condition. There must be a growth spurt epidemic going around. My order finally came and I quickly paid for it, made like an egg and scrambled for the sanctity of my motel room. I slammed the door behind and paused to collect whatever was lagging behind me, happy I made it to safety. No sooner had my heart reclaimed its tranquil rhythm than I heard an anemic knock at the door. When I opened the door, much to my chagrin (and believe me I was not grinning), stood my semi-clad waitress with a restaurant package in her hand. I felt as though I had been run over by a Mac truck. Im terribly sorry, sir, but we mixed up your order. Heres your order. We exchanged bags and one glance at my wife told me that, along with other things, I would be eating crow. Later that evening, as I prepared for bed, I took comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul. According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. (Philippians 1:20 KJV.) Ignorance about some things is inconvenient, but ignorance about Christ is fatal. The Rev. 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Mrs. Weber teaches fourth grade at Dunnellon Elementary School and Mr. Weber works as Supplier Support and Quality Control for Sandvik Mining and Construction. Webers 25th Anniversary My Wing-Ding-A-Do at the Wing House Rev. James Snyder OUT TO PASTOR Nature Coast Unitarians Universalists will host musican Bonnie Whitehurst at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, April 29, at its regular service. Living Well at all Ages and Stages is her theme. Whitehurst uses several instruments to accompany her inspirational talks and songs, including dulcimer, harp and guitar. The public is welcome. Nature Coast Unitarians Universalists is at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 465-4225 or visit naturecoastuu.org. Multifaceted Musician addresses UUs Special to the Riverland News CHURCH BRIEFS Church to host benefit car showThe second annual multi-charity 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 28, 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. National Day of Prayer event slatedCross at the River Cowboy Church will host a National Day of Prayer event from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Datesman Park Gazebo on the corner of Ohio Avenue and Ned Love Drive, by the city public parking lot. Mayor Fred Ward will read a proclamation and Jillian Capps will sing God Bless America. Public parking is available at Datesman Park.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 non-perishable 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 spaghetti dinner, concertLighthouse Baptist Church will host a spaghetti dinner and gospel jamboree at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11. Proceeds benefit Dunnellon Food 4 Kids and Women on Missions. A donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children is requested. A silent auction with delicious desserts will be in the conference room from 5 to 6:15. The concert begins at 6:30. Heart to Hands Group, Lighthouse Singers and other groups from area churches will perform. Lighthouse Baptist Church is at 974 WG Martinelli Blvd., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-7515. UCC to host pianist in concertDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 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 352-2373035.

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New womens bible study slated New Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.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 meetings The 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.Advent Sunday school programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday school classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday school, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. CHURCH BRIEFS The Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series for the 2011-12 season will conclude Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. with pianist/vocalist, Renee Deuvall presenting selections of various favorite composers, highlighting works by Chopin. A graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music with degrees in Vocal Performance and Art History, Renee was a guest performer at an earlier concert at the church highlighting Russian composers and we are delighted to welcome her back. Ms. Deuvall is well known to our community. She was the organist for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and is a cantor for that congregation. She has been a vocalist/soloist with a number of local groups and currently she is the Church Musician at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. She holds a Masters Degree in Slavic and East European Languages and Literature and is a member of the American Guild of Organists. A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of the concert. The church is located at 20641 Chestnut Street, in the Historic District, at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut Streets. Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series Renee Deuvall Local author to sign book in Ocala Though a long and arduous process, wife and mother of three boys, Jessica Nelson has managed to accomplish her goal. She published her first book, Love on the Range, with a line of Harlequin, Love Inspired Historicals, a Christian-themed book. Determined to be a journalist, Love on the Range is about a perky socialite who must track down and obtain an interview from an elusive government agent, Striker. In the process, she falls in love with a mysterious rancher who knows more about Striker than what hes telling. Always a voracious reader, Nelson never thought about writing until her former editor at the Ocala Star-Banner suggested she do so. I had a lot of diaries as a kid, but as I grew older I started branching into fiction, said Nelson, mother to Matthew 7, Nate 6, and Sean 4. Writing for the Neighbors section, she freelanced at the Star-Banner for three years until she was carrying her second son; however, because she was writing about people in the Ocala area while living in the Dunnellon area, it became a strain, so she left. Born in Lacrosse, Wis., Nelson moved here when she was in 10th grade, graduating from Dunnellon High in 2001. With her stepfather in the military, her family moved around a bit when she was younger. After two years of sending in parts of her story and many revisions, she was finally able to get her book published. The feel of getting the contract is exhilarating, she said, noting her husband, Jimmy, is very proud of her. The official release date for Love on the Range was April 3. It takes a team to create an awesome book and Im thankful for the people who have offered their support and advice along the way, she explained, noting in the midst of marketing for another book, she said the tough part is never done and its a crazy, exciting cycle. Im so thankful for my friends and acquaintances because theyve been supportive and awesome. Their caring makes publication that much more special. While a different manuscript is being considered with another publisher, she is doing a lot of waiting, and also eating lots of chocolate. Nelson will be at Books a Million at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ocala for a book signing. She is hopeful everyone will come out and show their support. CAITLIN JUNGWIRTH For the Riverland News Jessica Nelson holding up copies of her book.

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS Community Education Grant application online Community members who want to help protect the water resources in their area may apply online for a Community Education Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The overall goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage and educate adults about water conservation, protection and preservation. The program is intended to motivate communities to get involved in protecting their water resources through various educational activities. These grants offer reimbursement up to $7,500 to help fund projects that provide communities an opportunity to learn about water resources. To apply, visit the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/communitygr ants/. The electronic application allows applicants to save, review and change portions of their proposals before submitting. Grant applications are due May 31. Project funding is subject to District Governing Board budget approval. Individuals, service groups, volunteers, government agencies, nongovernment organizations and others are encouraged to apply. Potential projects should provide education on any or all of the following topics: water quality, water conservation, flood protection, natural systems and watersheds. Examples of past projects include pond restorations, cleanups, watershed education events, workshops and exhibits. Projects must take place between Nov. 1 and July 31, 2013. To discuss project ideas, call Robin Grantham at 800-4231476, ext. 4779. FUMC SPARK! Summer Camp slated The First United Methodist Church will host the SPARK! Summer Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 3. Some of the exciting activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. Water, park, and bowling field trips! The first 20 applications who make a four-week commitment will receive a $20 per week discount. For more information, call 352-489-9552, or stop by Harmony Preschool in the Education Building at the church at 21501 W. State Road 40, to register for camp. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. Extended day pre-registration now available Dunnellon Elementary School is now offering Extended Day PreRegistration. Reserve your spot in Extended Day for next year. There is a $15 registration fee per child, which is non-refundable. See Ms. Lisa Barfield, site manager, to sign up. Flat rate fees are due Fridays in advance. Weekly flat rate fees are $10 per child for morning sessions and $38 per child for afternoon sessions. For more information or questions, call Ms. Barfield at 352-4656717. Ms. Amy Roland, Media Specialist reports: DES read more this nine weeks with an increase of 395 points over the past nine weeks; 227 students met their goals. We just keep getting better! DES readers pass the test and score the best. There were three classes in the past nine weeks with 100 percent of the students meeting their goals: Congratulations to Mrs. Bubbas first-grade class; and to Mrs. Webers fourth-grade class Mrs. Hookers class with 100 percent for the second quarter in a row. First grade winning class is Mrs. Bubba. Second grade winning class is Mrs. Blanchette. Third grade winning class is Mr. Sapp. Fourth grade winning class is Mrs. Weber. Fifth grade winning class is Ms. Foster and Mrs. Hooker. They had an ice cream celebration to reward themselves for meeting their goals. Congratulations to all of you. CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 26 Book Fair Opens. May 1 Book Bowl Competition. May 4 Celebrating Students Success at DES. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Dunnellon Elementary students increase reading totals Mr. and Miss Dunnellon High DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsAlex Stetz and Zahyrimar Otero Diaz were chosen by their peers as the new Mr. and Miss DHS. They were crowned at prom April 14 at the Holiday Inn in Ocala. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News TOP LEFT: The Mr. DHS Candidates, from left, were: Quenton Smith, Gabriel Saathoff, Alex Stetz, Connor Wentz, Nicholas Rodriguez and Richard Litterine. TOP RIGHT: The Miss DHS Candidates, from left, were: Briana Casanova, Tia Love, Zahyrimar Otero Diaz, Rachel Horne and Danielle Prinz. Romeo set for Career Day Romeo Elementary School is alive with activity during the last quarter of school. Students in grades three through five completed FCAT testing Wednesday, April 25, so the testing signs will come down and the learning activities will begin. Students will rotate through various Career Presentations Friday, April 27, as community members come to Romeo to share details about their careers. Presenters who have committed to attend include a musical group, a pharmacist, WKTK radio, an attorney, a surgical technician, an insurance adjustor, a plumber, a cake decorator, a florist, a chef, an LPN, a webpage designer, a computer specialist, a horse farmer, the bomb and SWAT squad and many others. We hope to expose Romeo children to a wide variety of opportunities to help give their academic experience more meaning. Green Day returns to the Romeo campus Wednesday, May 2. Students will bring in plants to plant in assigned class areas to help brighten our campus. Students and staff enjoy a day of planting and working outside. This activity really brings Romeo together as we work hard to beautify the campus. On Thursday, May 3, kindergarten students will have a Nursery Rhyme Bowl where students will compete answering comprehension questions about nursery rhymes they have learned. This is the first year for this event, and we are excited to see our youngest pioneers learning and answering questions. Eighth-graders will get up-close glimpse of high school Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy the Tiger Encounter on Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1. The Tiger Encounter is an invitation to our eighth-graders, who will attend Dunnellon High School in August 2012 to visit the DHS campus. Students will tour the DHS campus as they learn about available classes and complete their course requests for next year. Students will also hear about the many experiences they will enjoy as well as expectations while attending Dunnellon High School. Thank you to our Mrs. Brooks, DMS Guidance Counselor, for coordinating this important next step in the lives of our eighthgrade students as they prepare to move on to the high school. We know our students will enjoy their visit to the high school as they take peek into their future. On Wednesday, May 2, parents of our eight-grade students who will be attending the Dunnellon High School next year are cordially invited to attend Parent Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Building No. 10 on the DMS Campus. Representatives from the Dunnellon High School Guidance Office will be here at DMS to answer your questions and address concerns regarding course selection and career paths available to your student. We invite you, and your eighth-grade student, to attend this informative presentation by Dunnellon High School to clarify any questions you may have and to prepare your student for their exciting high school years. Wednesday, May 2, is also an Early Release/Club Day for students at Dunnellon Middle School. One of the planned activities is a Student versus Teacher basketball game before students are released at 1:40 p.m. We know our teachers having been practicing long and hard for this event! The annual eighth-grade DMS dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Dunnellon Middle School Caf. This years theme is A Night at the Copacabana. Tickets are $8 each and the dress code is Sunday Best. There are a few simple requirements that must be met to attend the dance. They are: registered as a DMS eight-grade student; 2.0 GPA; and no out-of-school suspensions Mrs. Turner, our staff coordinator, and the volunteer dance committee members have a beautiful evening planned that is filled with good times and surprises not to mention the many memories our eighth-grade students will make and take with them the rest of their lives. We hope all of our eighth-grade students are able to attend. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Jane Ashman DMS Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE

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DPD to participate in National Take BackThe Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will host the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Dunnellon Police Department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department will again participate in this national campaign. The purpose of Take Back Day is to provide a safe venue for disposal of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The collection site will be located in the police department parking lot for your convenience. There will be officers on hand to answer any questions that you might have. For more information, contact Officer Shane Yox at the Dunnellon Police Department at 352-465-8510 or syox@dunnellonpd.org.Boys & Girls Club to host pancake breakfast The Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club will host a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the American Legion on U.S. 41. Tickets are $5 and available at the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon Branch on Bostick Street, from club members, Blue Run Bicycles and Creations by Clovis. For more information, email Bette Nagele bnagele11@bellsouth.net. Registered Nurses Retired to meet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11, lunch is served at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. The guest speaker will be the director of Citrus Countys Worlds Largest Baby Shower. The charity is the Baby Shower. Baby clothes or cash is accepted. Retired RNs wishing to attend, should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677. Unity Day slated May 12 at Eugene Martin ParkThe South Dunnellon Civic Association and Citrus County Parks and Recreation will present Unity Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Eugene Martin Park, on Gene Martin Lane off of U.S. 41, Free food, entertainment, games, activities and information vendors will be on hand. The group and county officials are soliciting donations (monetary, food, drinks and supplies) for this event. The menu will consist of hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, cold drinks, water and condiments. Vendor spaces are available for a $25 donation. For more information, donations and contributions, call Ellen Adams at 352489-1679 or Randy Campbell 352-208-1862. NARFE to host annual picnic NARFE Chapter 776 invites all chapter members and guests to its annul picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness. Watch for balloons, which will direct you to the covered pavilion for the picnic, which will be catered by Chapter 776 membership and will feature games and prizes. Cost per person is $5; children 5 and under are free. Mail checks to: Treasurer, NARFE Chapter 776, P.O. Box 614, Lecanto, FL 34460. Mail checks so they arrive no later than April 30, 2012. Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702. River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050. Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance now through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 4895066. Charity needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free AARP Tax Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays now through April 11. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066 Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. Special to the Riverland NewsThor, Fran and Meagan Siegfried competed Saturday, April 7, in the annual Florida Competition Paddlers Associations Rainbow River Race. The race started at City Beach, went upstream to the sign near the head springs and finished at City Beach. The Siegfrieds finished the 11-mile course in 1:51:29. 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May 3: Dos and Donts of FloridaFriendly Lawn Care This session will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview. For more information or to preregister (registration deadline is April 28), call 352-671-8400. May 12: Master Gardener Summer Plant Sale Purchase plants grown by UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners for your summer garden. All proceeds benefit Master Gardener educational programs. The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon or when the plants are sold out. The sale will be behind the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service offices at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. May 24: Mini Florida-Friendly Landscaping session This session will be at 9:30 a.m. in the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information or to preregister (registration deadline is May 19), call 352671-8400. May 30: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation This session provides an overview of the Master Gardener program and will be at 10 a.m. in the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8400. All May gardening programs are free, but registration is required for some sessions and may be completed by calling 352-671-8400. For information about these and other programs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. Special to the Riverland News Rainbow River Canoe Race Community briefs

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rhinum, hollyhock, lupin and penstemon can be encouraged to produce a second flush of smaller spikes later in the year if they are also deadheaded. When the last of the flowers start to fade on the spike, simply cut the whole spike back using a pair of secateurs to just above the highest side shoot lower down on the stem. With luck, many smaller side shoots will then develop and bloom toward the end of the summer. Repeat flowering. Many repeat-flowering plants, such as bush roses, will flower better and for much longer if regularly deadheaded throughout the flowering season. Roses should have each fading bloom cut from the cluster until the last one remains. As this fades, cut back the cluster to just above a leaf joint, about six inches below the flower cluster. With large-flowered, hybrid-tea roses, cut each faded bloom back to just above a leaf joint, about nine inches below the flower. By cutting back into thicker stems like this, stronger flowering shoots and a greater number of flowers will be produced. Feed roses with a rose fertilizer after the first crop of flowers have been deadheaded to encourage more blooms. Relay flowering. Some multi-stemmed plants which produce a lots of flowers on stems produced during the current season, can be deliberately pruned to encourage some stems to flower earlier or later than others, thereby spreading the flowering display over a longer period. Some clematis are a case in point, but this technique also can be tried with vigorous shrubs such as lavatera or the butterfly bush (Buddleja) which are normally cut back hard each spring. In this case, instead of cutting all the stems back hard, cut back about two-thirds, leaving the others to flower earlier than the hard-pruned stems. A few clump-forming perennials that produce a massed display of blooms, such as coreopsis, phlox and helenium, can have their flowering spread over a longer period by selective cutting back. All you need to do is cut back by half about one-third of the stems before they produce flowers. These will then throw several side shoots, each which will flower later in the summer, effectively extending the season of color. Other techniques to try Eternal youth. Some plants produce their best displays of flowers and foliage when young and vigorous. Herbaceous plants, such as achillea, produce their best displays if kept growing strongly. All you have to do is to lift the plants every couple of years and divided the clumps and they will reward you with bigger and better displays. Shrubs, such as red-stemmed dogwoods, produce brighter and more colorful bark on new growth. So, by pruning them back hard each spring, you can get the best displays possible. This technique also works with variegated dogwoods, which produce larger and more decorative foliage on new growth. Herbaceous plants to divide regularly Achillea, Aconitum, Aster, Geum, Heuchera and Solidago. Fresh foliage. Some flowering perennials, such as hardy geraniums, can start to look a bit tatty towards the middle of the summer as the effects of drought and pest and disease attack take their toll. You can improve the overall appearance of the plants and, if you are lucky, get another flush of blooms in late summer by cutting all the old foliage right back almost to ground level using a pair of shears. The new growth will look fresh and neat until the autumn. Water plants thoroughly after cutting back and give them a boost by applying a high-potash fertilizer such as rose or tomato food. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. we read about dragons at the beach, then chugged our way through a book about trains and a dinosaur. As bedtime approached, they begged to read them all once more. I relented despite the fact it was well past bedtime. Let their imaginations take off through a book instead of the latest hit cartoon. After plugging through the books twice, I gave them their marching orders. Despite a few objections, they finally relented and hopped into bed. Daddy, I have to tell you something, Jackson said. Monster trucks arent very scary, so is it OK to dream about them? Of course it is buddy, you can dream about anything you want, I replied. Daddy, I have to tell you something else, Jackson explained. I dont like scary dreams, they scare me. Yeah, they scare me too, I told him. Me too, Jayden chimed in. Daddy, I have one more thing I need to tell ya, Jackson said, as Jayden shared he did, too. Monster trucks are pretty cool, can we get one? Jackson asked, with Jayden supporting the efforts. Uh, no, I said. In unison, their ah, but daddy response echoed throughout the bedroom. 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SMILE continued from page 4 GARDEN continued from page 2 All about Social Security disability D isability is something most people do not like to think about, but if youre not able to work because you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits. Heres what you need to know. You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. It can take months to obtain all your medical records and process an application for disability benefits (three to five months, on average). Generally, the information we need includes: Your Social Security number; Your birth or baptismal certificate; Names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that took care of you, and dates of your visits; Names and dosage of all the medicine you take; Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and caseworkers that you already have in your possession; Laboratory and test results; A summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did; and A copy of your most recent W-2 Form (Wage and Tax Statement) or, if you are self-employed, your Federal tax return for the past year. Remember, it is important that you do not delay filing for disability benefits if you dont have all the above information in your possession. Social Security will assist you in getting the necessary documents, including obtaining your medical records. The fastest and most convenient way to apply for disability is online at www.socialsecurity.gov/a pplyfordisability. You can save your application as you go, so you can take a break at any time. If you prefer, you may call our toll-free number, 800-772-1213, to make an appointment to apply at your local Social Security office or to set up an appointment for someone to take your application over the phone. If you are approved for disability benefits, that doesnt mean youll never return to work. Social Security has special rules called work incentives that allow you to test your ability to work. Learn more about disability benefits and take advantage of the helpful Disability Starter Kit at www.socialsecurity.gov/d isability. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Fourteen tables of women enjoyed playing Bridge or Mah Jongg during Chi Zetas March Card Party. Pictured are Mah Jongg players. The sorority also incorporated a Chinese Auction during the day, and a drawing for 50/25/25. The women came to play with friends, enjoy a vast variety of delicious deserts, and contribute to the myriad of projects supporting various children projects. This past year, the club gave a contribution to Romeo Elementary Schools newly implemented Science Lab, where all students enjoy hands-on learning. This year, the organization plans on donating to one of the programs at the Dunnellon Elementary School. Other clubs and programs supported each year by Chi Zeta include: Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, Dunnellon Library Childrens reading program, Food-for-Kids and both Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets to Dunnellon families. Adon Williams Mah Jongg players Chi Zetas semi-annual card party Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEF Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Josephine Leyte-Vidal, a Master Gardner, will be the guest speaker. A lunch buffet will be available. Cost is $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSpectators lined up outside the fence line of the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport April 14 to watch the U.S. National Aerobatic Team during one of its three days of practice sessions. Team USA was preparing for the 10th annual FAI Advanced Aerobatic Championships, slated July 2 6 through Aug. 5 at the Nyiregyhaza Airport in Hungary. To follow the team through its preparations for the world championships, visit advancedaero baticteam.com. Melissa Pemberton lets smoke pour out after putting on a special show Saturday for spectators. Her performance left those in attendance in awe, as she had one woman screaming and others speechles. Pemberton is curently coached by Nikolay Timofeev. Jessy Panzer prepares for a practice run by rehearsing her moves through interprative dance moves. This is Panzers first-year on Team USA. Team USA member Marty Flournoy shows off the inside of his plane during a meet-and-greet with spectators during a break in practice in which folks could see the planes and speak with team members. Mark Nowosielski fuels his plane up in preparation for Jessy Panzers practice run at the facility. Gabe Doran, foreground, and his grandfather, Steve, both of Crystal River, look at the inside of Mark Stewarts plane during the meet-and-greet. Team USAs Nikolay Timofeev, a coach and team member records a practice session of one of the team members while giving them instructions. Donny Persson peers to his left as his dad, not pictured, takes a picture of him seated in Mark Stewarts personal airplane as Steve Doran and Lisa Bowe look on while spectators were given the chance to peer inside of the planes and talk to members of Team USA.

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According to Cubbage, the horse industry is now a $1 billion industry in Marion County alone. Past sales offer a barometer of what Cubbage can expect when she sells the babies. When she brings Awe Zoom to the sales when she turns 2, Cubbage expects to make a reasonable profit after all expenses including stallion fees are accounted for above capital initially invested. The past year at thoroughbred auctions saw recordbreaking sales with wellbred and talented unraced 2-year-old horses going for an average of $175,000 at the March Ocala Breeders Sales. Marion County is such a Mecca for the horse industry; Cubbage believes the horse industry has the potential to stabilize the local economy. Just last year, a major farm from Kentucky Stonewall Farm has brought 17 top of the line breeding stallions to their new farm here in Ocala. Several of the leading bloodstock agents in the world specializing in preparing 2year-old racing prospects are right here in Marion County and their profits the past two years are record breaking. Foreign investors are helping keep the market healthy. Young thoroughbred horses training in Ocala today might end up racing in Japan, Korea, China, France, England, Ireland and Dubai later on. There are so many jobs that come with dealing with a thoroughbred horse like a blacksmith, that currently gets paid around $125 a horse for four new shoes, Cubbage said, noting a good blacksmith will shoe six horses per day. Cubbage estimates at least 20 employees are needed per horse, which creates many jobs for people in the economy we have today. There is much more money pumped into the thoroughbred racing industry than any other sports franchise such as football, she explained. A proposal for a new charter school that would have given students an opportunity to work hands-on with horses was turned down a few years ago by the Marion County School Board. Equine industry focused high schools already exist in Kentucky and New Jersey, but not in Ocala/Marion County, the Horse Capital of the World and that is a shame, Cubbage said. We have people from Mexico and Ireland imported here to take on jobs that our own young men and women could have been prepped for, Cubbage added, noting a good horse groom makes more than $450 a week and riders make better than $600. Pari mutuel horse racing is outlawed in some states. New York, California, and Florida are leaders in the racing industry. In these three states alone, horse racing brings billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. And, multitudes of industry related jobs on the farms and at the big race tracks in the cities, like Gulfstream Park in Miami. Cubbage said a new way people are purchasing horses is through the Internet and through multiple ownership. I bought my last mare over the Internet, but you have to be careful because you want to make sure you purchase a reproductively sound mare, Cubbage said. My horses are my piggy bank and I am very happy with what I have. Its a risky business, but in the time my investment grows, I get to hug them and love them and watch them play race horse in the pasture every morning. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAwe Zoom on the day she was born, Feb. 23. SYDNEY COHEN AND KEYLA REYES For the Riverland News

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGary LaRoche wipes off his 1950 Chevy Half-Ton after Sunday morning showers oaked his classic automobile. As the skies cleared, the sun gave the line of classic cars and trucks an extra shine to them. Specators walked along the street admiring a variety of classic automobiles during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Bev Leisure, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, covers her face in an attempt to hold back her laughter as Mayor Fred Ward reads a proclamation presented by the city of Dunnellon. Olivia Mintrone, 9 months, enjoys a drink of water during the festival. Spectators sit in chairs while listening to one of the many performers during Boomtown Days as they wait for the start of the youth pageant. Chet Garrons wife, Cathy, fills in for her husband during the announcment of this years Boomtown Mayor. Garron fell ill the prior day. Dana Roberts enjoys the bungee jump Sunday after the skies cleared of storm clouds during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Annabelle Bishop, 11 months old, smiles as her father, Luke, talks with other spectators during the annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. Lily Metzgar, front sitting on horse, raises her arms Sunday with the help of her sister, Morgan, as the two enjoy a ride atop the animal with the guidance of Heather Curtis. A horse rescue group brought the horse in for children to enjoy rides for a monetary donation.

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 15 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsHolly Adkins with the Soul Harbor Church Youth Group performs with other members of the group Saturday in front of the Dunnello n Community Thrift Shop during the annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival, a celebration of the towns history during the phosphate boom of the l ate 1800s. Despite afternoon showers Saturday and brief rainshowers Sunday, the event drew a sizable crowd. Herb Reichelt strums away on his guitar in front of the Rainbow River Conservation booth Saturday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Two-year-old Stover Witte gets an upclose view Saturday of a Zebu during the street festival of the annual event. Olive Guice, left, and Rylan Guice enjoy hot dogs Sunday while watching a performance by the Dragon Warriors. Jessica Norcross a black belt at Dragon Warrior Martial Arts studios does a front flip during a demonstration Sunday in front of the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Shop in the Dunnellon Historic District. Two-year-old Landon Williams reaches for a bite of an ice cream cone Saturday while his grandfather, Mike, carries him through the Dunnellon Historic District during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012.

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThis years contestants in the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, from left, were: Alora Thompson, Nicki Paden, Chelsea Dominey, Tiffany Burch and Brittany Lakhani. Paden, in her second year competing in the annual pageant, was crowned the winner. Lakhani was first runn er-up while Burch was the second runner-up. Thompson and Dominey were crowned Miss Congeniality. DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsThe top four placers in the annual Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon Pageant, from left, are: Parker Raulerson, first runner-up Little Mr. Dunnellon; Adrain Drew, Little Mr. Dunnellon; Brianna Patterson, Little Miss Dunnellon; and Amber Lynne Stivers, first runner-up Little Miss Dunnellon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrianna Patterson, second from left, was crowned Little Miss Dunnellon. Shes pictured with her mom, Jessica; dad, Mike; and brother, Austin. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAdrain Drew was crowned Little Mr. Dunnellon 2012 Saturday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrianna Patterson is crowned the 2012 Little Miss Dunnellon Pageant winner. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsNicki Paden was crowned the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Sunday during the annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival. Brittany Lakhani, not pictured, was first runner-up. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJessica Patterson takes pictures of her daughter, Brianna, during the pageant.

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Exercise group to host fundraiser The LOL womens exercise group, which meets at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, will have a fundraiser by selling tickets for a beautiful homemade quilt. The drawing will be Saturday, May 5, at the First Saturday Festival in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Other items will be available for sale at this time, including an antique guitar. This is a benefit for Maggie McCombs, whose grandmother, Gert, is a resident of Rainbow Springs. Maggie, 21, is a student at San Antonio College. She worked in a dance studio where she also took lessons. She was shot five times on her way to her car by a suspected stalker and is paralyzed from the neck down. All proceeds will go toward her medical bills. She is presently in a rehabilitation center where she is learning to eat and use a wheelchair. For tickets, call Arlene Heaton at 489-1115 or Joan Cothern at 4650782. Rainbow Springs Garden Club to meetThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. June Johnson will be the gust speak and will present a slide show about creating dry stream beds for ornamental and functional purposes in home landscaping. Come see how these hardscapes serve very practical purposes in your yards. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership (September through May) is $10; the guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 4899680. Breast Cancer survivors to meet Breast 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) 8612400. Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight Highland Memorial Park will host a charity picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012. Highland Memorial Park is at 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala, two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex. Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Ocala Honor Flight 2012. Friends to host April book sale The Dunnellon Friends of the Public Library will host its annual Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. All books will be 50 cents each; with a bag of books $2. For additional information, call the library at 438-2520. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. awarded first to Paden, who had her own fan base at the pageant, calling themselves Team Nicki, coming armed with posters and spirit for Paden. The next trophy given out was for Miss Congeniality, voted on by the contestants themselves, set a new record in the pageant with a tie for first. Thompson and Dominey, cousins, shared the honor. They agreed that it takes guts to stand in front of people and speak. Dominey spoke about the worldwide problem of texting while driving and how to take a stand against it. Thompson based her platform on beautifying Dunnellon and despite a shaky speech, her message came across clear to the crowd. Burch, the second runner-up, had a lot of support from the crowd during the pageant. Her platform, female empowerment, was very effective. Every woman should feel like shes special, Burch said, adding, I couldnt have chosen a better group of girls to experience this with. Lakhani was announced as first runner-up during the results. She spoke about being bully free and advocating for those who have been or are currently being bullied. Lakhani herself was a victim of indirect bullying and encourages others to stand up to their oppressors and talk to someone about it. Finally, the big winner, the title of Queen of the Rainbow 2012 was awarded to Paden, whose platform was skin cancer awareness and she plans to make it her goal to make the disease and prevention techniques known throughout the community. Paden has many plans, which include speaking with the state park on dedicating a day just for skin cancer awareness and having an assembly at Dunnellon High School on the topic during May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Its possible to have fun in the sun and also be safe, Paden said. Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 17 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 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 000ADBE GATHERINGSA D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 COMMUNITY BRIEFS QUEEN continued from page 1 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThis years contestants in the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, from left, were: Danielle Prinz, last years Queen of the Rainbow; Chelsea Dominey, Brittany Lakhani, Nicki Paden, Tiffany Burch and Alora Thompson Paden was crowned the winner. Lakhani was first runner-up while Burch was the second runner-up. Thompson and Dominey were crowned Miss Congeniality. Rainbow River cleanup slated May 19 The Rainbow River community cleanup will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Rio Vista Beach Park, north of Dunnellon. Volunteers are needed to help with this cleanup and will work different sections of the river in boats, kayaks and canoes. All debris collected will be brought back to the Rio Vista Park at noon for record keeping and disposal. Afterward, food and refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered. For more information or to sign up, call Jerry Rogers at 489-4648. It is important to know how many people will participate in order to provide sufficient food and beverage for all. Rainbow River Conservation Inc. has sponsored river clean-ups since 1980. Directions to the Rio Vista Park can be found on the Rainbow River Conservation website at www.Rainbow RiverConservation.com.

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 18 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Jody Weber, Softball The sophomore slugger is leading the Lady Tigers in RBIs. She was fearless at the plate during the district tournament, driving in runs against Crystal River and having one of two doubles in the title game against Tavares. Victor Chicas, Boys Track The junior distance runner placed fourth in regionals, qualifying for the state track and field championships in the 2-mile run with a time of 10:13.52. In the fall, Chicas qualified for the state cross country championships. Victor Chicas Jody Weber BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 22: C ongratulations: Sam Bass set a new high series record for Parkview Lanes with an 823 during the Wednesday Night Mens League April 18. His game scores were 299, 289 and 235. Sams previous honor scores at Parkview Lanes were an 815 series during the Wednesday Summer Scratch League in 2009 and a 300 game in the 2011 Wednesday Summer Scratch league. M onday Night S pe cial: Handicap: Herb Newman 286; John Schott 278; Sam Bass 746; Todd Cridland 725; Reda Portnoy 256,695; K C Cridland 245; Candy Brooks 662. Scratch: Todd Cridland 269,719; Sam Bass 258,719; Brian Carney 672; K C Cridland 222,585; Dorine Fugere 212,557. S uncoast S eniors: H andicap: Marty Suehowicz 257,721; Jerry Ness 254,672; Julie Nagengast 237; Marylou Halovich 231; Pat Combs 637; Lynda Morgan 627. Scratch: Jerry Ness 245,645; Marty Su8ehowicz 225,625; Marylou Halovich 173; Pat Combs 169,457; Pat Tutewohl 417; Barb Steffen 417. Ladies C lassic: Handicap: Diana Plevell 287,714; Carol McHale 251,679. Scratch: Diana Plevell 215,498; Myla Wexler 179,483. Late S tarters: Handicap: Ted Rafanan 260,654; John Ortiz 230; Rich Soletto 634; Mary Skourn 255,713; Linda Vehrs 244; Alice Clini 642. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 257,645; Rich Soletto 209,610; Linda Vehrs 203; Mary Skourn 200,548; Bunny Jackson 479. Wednesday Night M en: Handicap: Dick Lenzen 318; Ives Chavez 313; Sam Bass 856; Dennis Bonnell 811. Scratch: Sam Bass 299,823; Dennis Bonnell 279,760. G ood T i m e B owlers: Handicap: Alan Murray 244,680; Bill Montross 240,635; Pat Stoner 241,667; Dorothy Larson 226; Barb McNally 613. Scratch: Alan Murray 201,551; Bill Montross 194,497; Pat Stoner 187,505; Janet Murray 175; Barb McNally 490. H older H otshots: Handicap: Chuck Hindbaugh 268,741; Jim Jermann 259; Larry Ovitt 716; Betty Rauch 272,749; Carolyn Handley 269,712. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 235,642; Murphy 181,483; Betty Rauch 180,473; Carolyn Handley 177; Judy Hindbaugh 445. Parkview O wls: Handicap: Wes Foley 305; John Saltmarsh 299; Damon Mills-Smith 787; Kenneth Folk 787; K E Conrad 779; Myla Wexler 301,798; Debbe Chung 296; Judy Timmons 794. Scratch: Wes Foley 268; John Saltmarsh 267,681; Charlie Stein 647; Myla Wexler 235,600; Darlene Arndt 203; Judy Timmons 578. B owlers O f T he Week: Mary Skourn, 134 pins over her average, and Sam Bass, 172 pins over his average. Wildlife officials to meet May 2 to 3 in Crystal River The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet May 2 to 3 at The Plantation Inn, Crystal River, to discuss several fish-and-wildlife conservation issues, including red snapper and roundscale spearfish management, anchoring and mooring, wild hog management and manatee zones. The May 2-3 dates reflect a change of schedule, but the location is the same. On the first day, following recognition of individual FWC employees for their marine fisheries conservation efforts, the focus shifts to the consent agenda, a report by FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley and staff updates on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. 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That same mantra could certainly apply to the Dunnellon High School softball program the past five years, during which the Lady Tigers qualified for the playoffs five times, winning three straight district championships and back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010, the latter year also concluding with a national championship. Now, the last remaining remnants of those teams is moving onto the collegiate level, but the example and dedication to excellence and hard work set by Haley Fagan and Alora Thompson, as well as others before them, have been passed down to the next generation of softball players to take the field at Dunnellon High. Fagan, the third of coach Kevin Fagans daughters to play for the Lady Tigers during their title run, will play next year for the University of South Alabama. Shell be the third Fagan to compete at the NCAA Division I level, joining older sisters, Kasey and Sami, both starters for the nationallyranked Florida softball program. Her prep career came to end before it even started though, as she tore the ACL in her right knee during the annual Powder Puff Football Game during Homecoming festivities last October. Lady Tigers finish second in district, qualify for playoffs The Dunnellon High School softball team finds itself in familiar territory, as the Lady Tigers qualified for the state playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Dunnellon made the postseason, thanks largely to fending off a feisty challenge from Crystal River, Thursday, April 19, in which the Lady Tigers thwarted a late-inning rally for a 5-4 victory putting them in the District 5A-7 title game against Tavares the following night. I think weve definitely come a long way since the start of the season both skill wise and team wise, senior Alyssa Claffey said. Like the coaches say, we have a sisterhood and its strong, and if we play our hearts out like I know we can I think well go as far as we want to. However, Dunnellon couldnt solve the Lady Bulldogs, losing 51, Friday, April 20. We played hard, we made some mistakes on defense that we just werent able to make up for offensively that night, sophomore Jody Weber exclaims. We had some key hits towards the end but it was quite enough for the win. Tavares was on, they played a great game and that just better prepared us for playoffs. Dunnellon opened the playoffs Rising to the challenge DHS opened playoffs Wednesday at Fivay AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News S ee TIGERS page 19 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News ABOVE: Alora Thompson, center, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate softball at the College of Central Florida. Standing next to Thompson, from left, are: CF coach Kerri Ryskamp; Thompsons mother, Holly, and her father-coach, Clay. BELOW: Haley Fagan signs her national letter of intent to play at the University of South Alabama. Pictured with Fagan are her parents, Nancy and Kevin, as well as her younger brothers and sister. FWC to conduct meetings at The Plantation Inn JEFF BRYAN Riverland News S ee RISI N G page 19 S ee W I L D L IFE page 19

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recreational bag limits and to the Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Program. Roundscale spearfish harvest has been prohibited in state waters since 1999 because the fish rarely come into Florida waters. The consent agenda item on roundscale spearfish will align how Florida manages roundscale spearfish with recent changes to federal management efforts. The proposed final rule would allow harvest of roundscale spearfish, adding it to the marlin and sailfish one-fish bag and possession limit. Also on the consent agenda are two draft rule items that propose updating rule language. These updates are part of a recent effort to clarify marine fisheries rules and make them easier to understand. The first change will update the multi-day charter trip and off-water possession limits for reef fish. The Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Program consent agenda item will make FWC rule match Florida Statute by shortening the length of time trap certificate fees can go unpaid before the certificate reverts back to the FWC and can no longer be reissued. Hunting issues are also on the consent agenda. Staff will request approval of rules to expand gray squirrel season on private lands and, in concert with this change, to retain current gray squirrel seasons on wildlife management areas and environmental areas. Next, the agenda turns to an anchoring and mooring pilot program ordinance for St. Petersburg. The city ordinance applies to anchoring or mooring non-live-aboard vessels outside the marked boundaries of public mooring fields. Approval by the Commission is required before the ordinance can be enforced. Following that, staff will report on wild hog management in Florida and how it provides for hunting opportunities and other tools to control feral hogs. Before recessing the May 2 portion of the twoday meeting, the public will be invited to comment on items not on the agenda. The second day also starts with recognition of conservation excellence and a presentation of a Youth Hunting Program Landowner of the Year award. Next on the agenda is a proposed rule to establish new state zones that limit allowable motorboat speeds in portions of Flagler County from May 1 to Sept. 7, remove existing zones in Flagler County that are a part of the Volusia County rule, and provide a reference to the location of maps illustrating the zones. An update on the Central Everglades Restoration Project is next, followed by other staff reports and public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting should advise the FWC at least five calendar days prior to the May 2 meeting by contacting the FWC's Office of Human Resources at 850488-6411. If you are hearingor speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice). To see the full agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC. com/Commission. Vice Mayor F.C. Stark if the Lipscomb applying for the same special exemption was the same one who had previously done business in South Carolina, Turner replied: I believe so, but I cannot speak for him. Stark then questioned the stereotypes of Internet cafs, because of the payoffs for their sweepstakes prizes. You dont consider this gambling? he asked Turner. I dont believe so, Turner said. It is gambling my friend, I dont care how you look at it, thats what this is, Stark said. Turner sought to continue just what an Internet caf provides for its customers. He said they offer business-relates services such as faxes, copies and provide customers with access to the Internet so they can create documents for presentations, school and work as well as apply for jobs online. Its more office oriented, he explained. We do more than what you think they do. Stark then asked what the percentage of customers who use the cafs for gaming purposes compared to those using them for businessrelated purposes. Im not sure of the exact numbers, Id 60 percent for gaming and Internet purposes, he said, noting more than 300 of their current clientele at On Top of the World come from Dunnellon, Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs and Williston. With no ordinances or special restrictions in place, the Council voiced its concern about what allowing such a business to open without legal guidelines to police them. Turner pointed out to officials that theres never been an incident in which clients or the cafs were robbed and there have been no legal problems with law enforcement at any of their locations throughout the county. Still, Police Chief Joanne Black told the Council without guidelines and regulations in place, it would be difficult to monitor the facility for inappropriate actions. We dont want to have any more issues arise in the city that would jeopardize our citizens, she added. As the hearing closed, the Council didnt appear to favor approving the special exemption. Councilman Dennis Evans made a motion to approve it, for conversation purposes; however, no other official seconded it and the request died. In other action, the Council: Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with Kimley-Horn & Associates for Park Avenue and Ohio Street water main extension and hydrant installation. Ratified and authorized the mayor to sign a proclamation in honor of Dunnellon Boomtown Days. Ratified and authorized the mayor to sign a proclamation in honor of National Day of Prayer, scheduled for Thursday, May 3. Approved a proclamation for Municipal Clerks Week, which is from April 29 to May 5. 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Wes Hanington, 4,270. Slams: Bob Fitterman and Mary Anderson 6H; and Bob Fitterman and Bill Smead, 6S. CA F continued from page 1 Wednesday in the regional quarterfinals at Fivay High School. Results were not available at press time. Fivay, the winners of the District 5A-7 tournament, is located in Pasco County, is about a 90-minute drive. If the Lady Tigers win, theyll advance to the regional semifinals against the winner of TavaresPasco Dade City. The date, time and location of that potential contest was not available at press time. I think we will do very well in (the playoffs), Eleanor Goodloe, freshman, said. We have worked hard for this moment and have come a long way. TIGE RS continued from page 18 Almost completely recovered from surgery, Fagan said shes been running and started hitting again with her fathers assistance. She explained most of her running has been straight ahead, not lateral movements. During her three-year high school career, Fagan was just as much of a feared hitter as her sisters. A starter since her freshman campaign, she hit .400 or better all three years, including a careerbest .465 her junior season. She finished with 33 doubles, six triples and six homers. As a sophomore, she hit .430 from the plate, including 32 RBIs during the national title run. One of her homers put the Lady Tigers in the state title game that season. South Alabama is a relative newcomer to the NCAA Division I level, not something lost on Fagan. Its a newer program, but its something Id like to help be a part of, something Id like to help build, she explained about her decision-making process by spurning offers from other established programs, including the Lady Gators. Its exciting, its an exciting opportunity. Not playing with Kasey or Sami will certainly be different, Fagan said. Even when I was younger, I was also playing on the older teams with them, she added, noting she plans on becoming a registered nurse. Itll be different not playing with them, but I know theyll be supportive of me and cheering me on. For me, personally, South Alabama was a better fit. I just loved the campus, the girls and the coaches. No other place stood out like it did. Disappointed her prep career was short, shes focusing on Travel Ball this summer. Shell play for Team North Florida, which won the national championship a year ago. Im eager to get back in the swing of it, she said. Thompson, who signed with nearby the College of Central Florida in Ocala, has had a breakthrough season for coach and father, Clay, foresaw. The Lady Tigers centerfielder is hitting a team-best .488 with eight double and three triples, while driving in 30 runs. Overall, shes in the top 10 of every offense category in state for centerfielders. She was also key in the state title game, which Dunnellon went on to to win and helping capture the national championship. Thompson, then a sophomore, swiped third base before scoring the game-winning run against Naples. Im very excited just to go to the collegiate level and play, Thompson, who competed in the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant this past weekend, said. To just be able to go on to the next level and do something I love is exciting. Reuniting with coach Fagan, an assistant at CF, is also an added bonus. Its going to be like old times, Im sure hes going to push me just hard, if not harder, while Im there, said Thompson, who plans to major in occupational therapy. Lady Patriot coach Kerri Ryskamp said shes excited to land a recruit who can play multiple positions. Were just excited, she explained. (Alora) comes from a great program; shes a very stable kid and a great student. Were very excited to have her join our program. With Fagan and Thompson signing scholarships, it marks the eighth and ninth members of the 2010 National Championship team to earn scholarships and play collegiately. R I S ING continued from page 18 W ILDLIFE continued from page 18

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20 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES A re you hungry for a sweet treat but dont have the time or energy to create something from scratch? These no-fuss dessert recipes are sure to delight. Start with convenient ingredients, such as Sara Lee Pound Cake, and make a few easy enhancements. In no time, you can put together an Easy Trifle, Pound Cake SMores, or even a Classic Strawberry Shortcake. With a few extra minutes, you can create a delectable Banana Nut Pound Cake Pudding, or Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle perfect for sharing any day of the week. All of these easy recipes can be made with Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, too. The pre-sliced and individuallywrapped slices are ideal for making perfectly-portioned desserts or snacks. Get more delicious, no-fuss recipes at www.saraleedesserts.com. And to get recipes and tips delivered to your inbox, sign up for a free newsletter at www.saraleedesserts.com/enews-sign-up. Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle Easy Trifle Banana Nut Pound Cake Pudding Pound Cake SMoresEasy TriflePrep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 1/2 cup Greek peach yogurt 1 cup light whipped topping, divided 1/4 cup sliced fresh peaches 1/4 cup whole raspberries 1 tablespoon toasted almonds Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions. Cut thawed pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Mix yogurt with 1/2 cup light whipped topping, reserving remaining whipped topping for later. Put two parfait glasses on a work surface. Layer 1/4 of the pound cake cubes into each glass. Top each with 1 tablespoon sliced fresh peaches and whole rasp berries, and 1/4 yogurt mixture. Repeat layers, ending with yogurt. Top with remaining light whipped topping and toasted almonds. Tip: You can make this recipe for more people, by scaling up the ingredients and presenting in a pretty glass bowl.Pound Cake SMoresPrep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup mini marshmallows 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts (optional) Preheat oven to 400F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place each pound cake slice on the bottom of the baking pan. Top each slice with 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows. Bake for 5 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and lightly toasted. Top with peanuts, if desired. To cook in microwave: Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions and place each pound cake slice on a microwave-safe plate. Top each slice with 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows. Microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds or until marshmallows and chocolate chips are slightly melted. Top with peanuts, if desired.Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate DrizzlePrep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 1/2-inch pineapple rings 2 small scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup chocolate sauce Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions. Pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium. Brush each slice of pound cake with melted butter. Grill pineapple slices 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and caramelized on both sides. While pineapple is grilling, place pound cake slices on the grill for 1 to 2 min utes per side, or until each side is lightly golden brown. Top pound cake slices with grilled pineapple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or other desired flavor). Finish with a chocolate sauce drizzle.Banana Nut Pound Cake PuddingPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 4 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 2 eggs 1 cup half and half 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 small ripe bananas, thinly sliced 1/2 cup candied pecans (optional) Whipped topping (optional) Preheat oven to 325F. Thaw 4 pound cake slices according to package directions. Cut pound cake slices into 1/2-inch squares and place on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Whisk eggs, half and half, vanilla and brown sugar until well blended. Set aside. Spray a 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray. If using, sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans onto prepared baking dish. Top with toasted pound cake and banana slices and pour egg mixture on top. Press down pound cake cubes with back of spoon to sub merge completely; let stand 10 minutes. If using, sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking 15 minutes or until eggs are set. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, April 26, 2012 Vol. 30 No. 27 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Post Office employee disciplinedA United States Post Office employee was facing disciplinary action after it was discovered they had stored a weapon recently in their locker at the Dunnellon Post Office, officials confirmed last week. According to Kenneth Smith, special agent with the USPS-OIG, a postal supervisor was notified that an employee had stored a firearm (rifle) in the Dunnellon Post Office, which was in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 930, as well as Postal Service policy. The Postal Service has reviewed the situation and will handle this matter administratively with appropriate action, Smith said. Postal policies prevent sharing personal information about administrative action taken against Postal Service employees.Agency vying for $1 million grantThe Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center Inc. is participating in the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together Facebook Contest through April 30. Facebook users are encouraged to like Walmart Dunnellon once a day as the nonprofit agency vies for a portion of $2 million in grants, with the grand-prize winner receiving $1 million. Walmart will also award 20 $50,000 grants to those who finish behind the overall winner. The campaign features the department of labors list of 200 communities where unemployment rates are the highest. More than 400 community non-profits have been integrated within the application, allowing users to learn more about volunteering and giving back. Users can vote daily for as many communities they would like, you can only vote once daily for each community. Friends of the Library to meet May 1The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Library Meeting Room at the Dunnellon Library at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. Sheriff: Teacher tried to meet minor for sex Dunnellon Middle School and the Marion County School District were reeling Wednesday, April 18, when news that one of their teachers was caught Tuesday, April 17, attempting to meet a minor for sex in Alachua County. Andrew O. Noell, 25, Ocala, was arrested without incident and charged with three felonies: traveling to meet a minor for sex after soliciting a parent, or person believed to be a parent, to arrange the sexual activity, a second-degree felony; soliciting a parent, or person believed to be a parent, to arrange sex with a child; and using a two-way communications device to commit a felony, both third-degree felonies. According to the arrest report, Noell communicated with an undercover law enforcement deputy using an Internet email service and Andrew Noell Council rejects motion for caf Issue dies without a secondA proposal sought for a special exemption to open an Internet caf in the old Food Lion shopping plaza never made it through, as the motion to approve it never got a second and it died, much to the delight of residents opposed to opening the floodgates of Internet cafs in town. The same request had come before the Planning Commission in Feburary in which it voted 3-2 against recoommending approval by the City Council. During the Quasi Judicial hearing at Mondays City Council meeting, several residents voiced their concern about officials allowing such a facility to open, especially one that would need highspeed Internet services and Greenlight Dunnellon Communications nearing a full launch during the second quarter of 2012. Rainbow Springs resident Burt Eno, Ph.D., pleaded with the City Council to not consider passing the request sought by Stephen Lipscomb, who owns several Internet cafs throughout Marion County, including one at On Top of the World. Its a form of casino gambling, he explained. I dont know if that would be a good influence for the community. Eno also sought an answer to who Mr. Lipscomb was, because as he pointed out to the Council, during research of the individual seeking the special exemption for an Internet caf inside the city limits, he discovered what he considered startling information. He said through research on the Internet, that a Mr. Lipscomb in South Carolina had run afoul of the Department of Revenue, been fined multiple times and had to surrender his business license. If this is not the same individual, then I apologize, he said. Lipscomb was not present; however, Donald Turner, a manager at one of his cafs in Marion County, was on hand to speak for him and attempt to diffuse what he called the stereotypes of Internet cafs. Turner was asked by DMS band instructor put on administrative leave with pay, district investigating JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TEACHER page 3 Festival booms JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLauryn Reddick, left, Amanda Barber, Catherine Jager and Kaila McKee, part of Team Nicki, cheer on Ashley Nicki Paden on Sunday during the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, a part of the Boomtown Days Dunnellon festivities. For more photos from the weekend, see Pages 14, 15 and 16. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStephanie Carter, left, holds her son, Cameron Messenger, as David Osborn airbrushes a tattoo on the toddlers arm.Boomtown Days draws crowds, storms amid pageantry Paden, 16, crowned Queen DHS sophomore tops four for titleThe 60th anniversary of the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant on Sunday brought together a community in the First Estate parking lot in Downtown Historic Dunnellon during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. The five contestants: Chelsea Dominey, 17, senior at Dunnellon High; Brittany Lakhani, 17, senior at Dunnellon High; Alora Thompson, 18, senior at Dunnellon High; Ashley Nicki Paden, 16, sophomore at Dunnellon High; and Tiffany Burch, 20, sophomore Santa Fe Community College, all displayed their beauty and wit for the packed crowd. After a dance performance, two sessions of on-stage questions, platform discussions from all participants, and the fan-favorite evening gown portion, all contestants stood nervously on stage awaiting the results. Crowd Favorite was Rain doesnt dampen annual festivial Mother Nature nearly made a bust of Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Despite being cut short Saturday by rain showers, Sundays early showers gave way to sunshine by late in the morning before cloud cover and a steady breeze gave festival goers a respite from summerlike weather conditions. It was wonderful, I was just so worried, Bev Leisure, executive director, said. Im so happy about the weather holding off for the most part. Everyone just seemed happy. Even with the rainy weather, everybody just seemed to take it in stride. And those in attendance had plenty of options to choose from such as the 100-plus vendors offering arts and crafts to funnel cakes and freshly squeezed lemonade. They all seemed to do well, it was kind of fun for them, Leisure said. We just lost a couple of vendors. For those adults toting around children and grandchildren, the Kids Zone offered plenty of entertainment such as bounce houses, a rock climbing wall to a jousting pit. However, it appeared as if the bungee jump proved to be the favorite of youths who showed off plenty of aerial aerobatics of their own. The kids area was just great, Leisure said. That was pretty popular. Of course Boomtown wouldnt have been complete without its traditional pageantry, as the 2012 Little Miss and Mister Dunnellon were crowned as well as the 60th annual crowning of the Queen of the Rainbow. Both events went off without Mother Nature intervening though event organizers had plenty to be concerned about Sunday morning as the tail end of the storm system that passed through the area Saturday dumped its final remnants on Downtown Historic Dunnellon. I was just ecstatic, I just prayed that it would just clear up, Leisure said about both pageants. I was really worried, I was thinking oh gosh, to have it rain, it would have just been horrible. When the rain cleared Sunday, Leisure showed off her excitement. I was dancing in the street, she said. I just walked around, told everyone the sun would come out. I was just thrilled. I was really worried, but I just kept praying. It was just meant to be. I thought somebody was looking down on Dunnellon. I was thrilled that it turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. By the time the storm passed and the sun warmed up, the crowds descended upon the area. All in all with the weather, I thought it turned out great, Leisure said. Everyone that did come had a great time. I got a lot of compliments on the variety of vendors this year; we wanted a lot of variety, we got a lot of vendors this year. I cannot remember getting one complaint. In spite of the weather, we got a great crowd. Its really hard to tell right now how big the crowd was,but it was great. See QUEEN page 17 LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Ashley Nicki Paden, a 16year-old sophomore at Dunnellon High School, was crowned Queen of the Rainbow. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See CAF page 19

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Many flowering plants can be encouraged to produce better and longer-lasting displays with the minimum of effort. A plant produces flowers in order to reproduce and ensure the survival of the species. Once a plant has flowered and fertilization has taken place, it tends to put its energy into producing seed at the expense of more flowers. With some popular plants, such as zinnias and sweet peas, flowering can stop altogether. You can prevent this happening by simply removing the flowers as they start to fade, thereby, preventing the formation of seedpods. This technique is known as deadheading. By removing blooms as they fade, deadheading also improves the current display. Some flowering plants are worth deadheading to prevent them from self-seeding all over the place and causing a weed problem. All flowering plants respond to an annual application of high-potash fertilizer, such as a tomato feed or a dressing of sulphate of potash, which will also promote flower production. How you go about deadheading will depend on both the type of flowers and your attitude to gardening. Ive seen some particularly tidy gardeners removing blooms fastidiously when the flowers are barely over, while others wait until the blooms have turned brown. For me, the ideal time is somewhere in-between. I like to get into the habit of deadheading as I walk around the garden. This means flowering plants get the once-over at least once a week from early summer to early autumn. With any luck! How to deadhead How you remove the flowers from a plant should depend on the type of growth it produces. Long flower stalks. Plants that produce one flower head at the end of a stalk, such as pelargoniums, should have the fading flower removed along with the stalk snapping it off cleanly from the stem. Bulbs, such as daffodils and tulips, are the exception. These should have the flower cut off leaving the stalk intact. Repeat-flowering plants (such as roses) and those that produce flower spikes (such as delphiniums and foxgloves) are also treated differently see below. Short flower stalks. Plants that produce flowers on short stalks, such as fuchsias, should have the fading bloom removed by pinching off the stalk behind each fading flower between finger and thumb. Masses of flowers. Lifes too short to worry about plants, such as alyssum, that produce masses of tiny flowers. But if you want to preen a few pots on the patio try using an old pair of scissors to make the job easier. Flower spikes. Many border flowers that bear their blooms on tall spikes, such as foxgloves and delphiniums, antir-2 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 *MUST BE LOCAL, IN-COUNTY DELIVERY Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com Subscribe today! 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Nuchnapa Nuchi Crowther, owner, explained her biggest reasoning for opening a restaurant in Dunnellon. The former patient care assistant at Shands Hospital said the town reminds her of her native Thailand with the rivers and nearby lakes. Having left Thailand at the age of 23, she lived in Belgium for 11 years, helping operate upscale restaurants and hotels in the area before relocating to the United States in 2001. She settled in Florida, because of the tropical environment similar to what she was accustomed to in her native land. As for opening a restaurant with a Far Eastern flair, she wanted to provide a dining experience all could enjoy at a reasonable price. Crowther said her menu features dishes with a lot of vegetables, explaining she orders all of her vegetables from the Tampa area and has them delivered. We offer a full service dining experience with our food at not too high prices, Crowther said. Crowther, who is now pursuing a degree as a registered nurse, said most of the spices used in the kitchen are from her own garden. We want people to have the freshest we can provide, she explained. Prices vary from $3.99 appetizers to $14.99 for Kai Yang Som Tum; however, Crowther pointed out the most popular menu items thus far have been the Kiss of Thailand, a combination of appetizers as well as Tom Ka, a soup made with coconut, lemon glaze and lamb juice and Pad Thai, which is fried rice and noodles. Rainbow Bistor is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 489-9909. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Trimming flowers can be essential Tracy Jenner See GARDEN page 11 RIVERLAND GARDENER

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Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 352-465-4864.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807.Library System now has downloadable e-booksE-book fans can add another website to their list of places to download free digital books. The Marion County Public Library System is now offering eBooks, a free program that lets library patrons check out digital books with just a few clicks. Library card holders may download digital books anytime and from anywhere by visiting overdrive.library.marioncounty fl.org. Users may browse the librarys e-book collection, check out a title with a valid library card and download it to a computer or mobile device. Titles will automatically expire at the end of seven days, so there are no late fees with eBooks. Thanks to a donation provided by our wonderful Friends of the Ocala Public Library, we are able to introduce eBooks to our library patrons, said Julie Sieg, library director. We are excited to be able to offer this program and look forward to having our customers enjoy this service. For more information about eBooks and currently available titles, call 352-671-8551. an electronic communication device. During the text conversation with the undercover law enforcement official, in an online undercover capacity as custodian of a 14-year-old female, communicated with Noell, who stated he was interested in meeting her. Noell solicited the custodian for sex with the 14-year-old, the report stated, using an electronic communication device to communicate. Noell asked what the 14year-old had done and whether condoms would be needed. According to the report, Noell drove from a location in Dunnellon to a previously agreed upon location within Alachua County to meet whom he believed to be a 14-year-old female to engage in sexual activity. He was taken into custody without incident. He used his cell phone to communicate, and upon being charged, the cell phone was found on him. During an interview with a detective, he stated his intentions were to meet a 17-yearold female for sex; however, during the course of the communications, there was no mention of a 17-year-old, just the 14year-old. According to Alachua County sheriffs officials, an undercover detective first made contact with Noell online a few weeks ago while assisting with a sting operation in Clay County, called Dont Play in Clay, to arrest people soliciting minors for sex. When that sting ended earlier this month, the Alachua County detective continued corresponding with Noell, a spokesman said. Kevin Christian, a district spokesman, said per the districts policy, Noell was placed on paid administrative leave pending its internal investigation. We have to allow the legal process to take place, he said, explaining if charges were dropped and officials had fired him, there would be potential for grounds of a lawsuit. As part of the districts internal investigation, Christian said, the district would review his student contact even though there are no indications that anything inappropriate took place on campus between Noell and students. Noell was hired by the district in December 2009, starting as a substitute teacher before becoming the permanent music teacher in the fall of 2010, Christian said. Noells bond was set at $60,000. He bonded out Friday from the Alachua County Jail. Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. 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Brown was charged Friday, after his blood alcohol content registered at nearly three times the legal limit. Brown, according to the report, registered at .229 percent and .222 percent. The states legal limit is 0.08 percent. The report stated authorities witnessed Brown driving north in the southbound lane of U.S. 41. According to the report, Brown then entered the turn lane driving a white in color Ford Mustang at which time Brown crossed over a concrete median and began traveling north in the northbound lane. At this time Officer Mike Miley turned his patrol car around and initiated a traffic stop at East McKinney Avenue and U.S. 41. According to the report, Miley made contact with Brown and noticed he had watery eyes, and he could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his breath. Miley then asked Brown where he was coming from to which he replied, the bar uptown, Gators or something, the report stated. Miley asked Brown if he had been drinking, to which he said, Ive had a few beers. The report stated Miley asked Brown if he would participate in Field Sobriety Exercises, to which he agreed. Brown, according to the report, failed three of the exercises which he was asked to perform. Authorities, post-traffic stop, discovered several empty beer cans were found as well as multiple unopened beverages. According to the report, Brown has prior convictions for Driving Under the Influence, both occurring in 2003. According to jail records, Brown bonded out of the Marion County Jail on Saturday; his bond was $5,000. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Suspect has prior convictions stemming from 2003 incidents Dustin Brown TEACHER continued from page 1 Preschool recognizes Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins Special to the Riverland NewsBaskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts hosted a Fun Raiser March 28 for Harmony Preschool. The money raised will be used to expand the education program of Harmony Preschool. A Certificate of Appreciation from Harmony Preschool was presented April 16 to Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts, thanking them for its assistance with the Fun Raiser. Pictured, from left, are: Pat Martin, Board chairman, Harmony Preschool; Michelle Shingleton, manager, Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts; Vinny Todaro, Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts; and Amy Simpson, director, Harmony Preschool. COMMUNITY EVENTS

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River views Nix the R.S. POA idea to purchase clubHaving had the Rainbow Springs Country Club on the sales market for some time with no acceptable offers, Mr. Kaprelian has offered to sell the Club to the homeowners. The Board of Directors (BOD) views this as a favorable opportunity and is canvassing homeowners for their opinions. I think most homeowners will fall into the NO! camp. The BOD cites property values as a beneficial impact from the proposed purchase. This is convoluted thinking. There is a greater chance that property values would decline even further, since open-ended assessments for club operations would be part of the package a prospective buyer would face, in addition to jacked-up water and sewer rates. What makes the assessments open-ended is that most of the facilities are in some degree of deterioration, particularly the clubhouse itself. Another perceived benefit is a stable restaurant. It isnt clear what this even means. The implication must be that the clubhouse restaurant is currently unstable. Another possibility is that a stable restaurant would involve serving food to horses. The good news is that Florida statute (320.31(6)) requires that such a purchase be supported by a 75 percent affirmative vote of the homeowners. Rainbow Springs residents should vote this proposal down handily. Ted Apple Rainbow SpringsTogether we can do what we need toIt appears that most of the rhetoric addressing the camera and water purchase issues is disappearing from the letters section in the Riverland News. Notwithstanding, these issues have had and continue to cause major financial hardships for the residents of Rainbow Springs and the surrounding neighborhoods. As a community, we have collectively and individually demonstrated our concerns to the Dunnellon city management only to be treated with apathy and obliviousness. Consequently, as a community we must join together addressing preventative measures and stopping the city from unjustly victimizing us in the future. If not, the pillage will inevitably continue. Whether or not the city is teetering on the precipice of insolvency is irrelevant. Desperate people do desperate things is an adage that appropriately describes the Council and their actions. Apparently, they have targeted our residents as their cash cow and intend to keep milking us incessantly. Utilizing the guise of promoting safety Monsters that go vroom in the night Boomtown blast Boomtown weekend has come and gone. Oh, how I remember the feelings those words used to invoke. Growing up in Dunnellon, the word Boomtown always brought a chill of excitement. We would eagerly anticipate the arrival of that fun-filled weekend and never make other plans. After all, it was one of the only events that Dunnellon held back then, and believe me, it was worth the wait. It always started off with breakfast at the America Legion early Friday morning. That was the official start. Everybody in the room would be dressed in period costumes and our place of business would be decorated, too. Back then I worked for Mid State Federal Savings and Loan. I remember one year we were can-can dancers and one year we were Indian maidens. After breakfast, we would all go back to work and wait for the sheriff and the mayor to show up and arrest people. It was hilarious to watch as your boss got whisked away for a couple of hours. My good-natured boss back then was Donna Carpenter. Everybody in town would come out for the weekend celebration, especially during the years it was held at the old Rainbow Springs attraction. Before that, it was down at the river near the boat ramp. I realize that many things have factored into the decision to now hold it in the middle of Historic Downtown Dunnellon. However, nothing will ever beat having it near the water. There were several years we ended up swimming after all the festivities were over. My family and I used to hang out all day back when it was at the Springs. We would spread a blanket on the grassy hill and enjoy the scene. There were plenty of vintage autos set up everywhere and you could take a walk and follow the cobblestone paths to the water falls. You would run into everybody you knew that day and some you hadnt seen all year. I can still remember the excitement in the air. The Queen of the Rainbow beauty pageant would never lack for attendees. Sometimes there would be more than 20 contestants lined up. If you didnt know every single girl, you would at least know of her family. I never entered, but many of my friends did and some even won: Linda Hendrix, Beth King and Teri Koopman, to name a few. My own daughter, Mandy, won Little Miss Dunnellon in 1983. The contest has always held a special place in my heart. Ill never forget the year that Dennis Miller, the emcee at the time, asked one little boy what his mothers name was and he answered, Mommy. You cant make stuff like that up. We stopped by last year to eat and watch the karate demonstrations, but it wasnt the same. Are people too busy or has Dunnellon just gotten too big? I saw the parents of the karate students, a few curious people whom had come out to browse, some arts and crafts connoisseurs and the people running the show of course. But where was everybody else? Its always nice to get out and supThe Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE Ihereby apologize for any future or past rages, lectures, tantrums, outbursts and stupid comments. Boy, have I been grouchy lately. Menopausal women should come with a warning label. I dont even want to be around me I pity the rest of you. My moods have been swinging more than a 1960s Playboy Bunny! One minute I am ranting and raving, the next minute I cant remember what I was talking about. Edith Bunker doesnt have anything on me when it comes to the change. My emotions are all over the map. It is an awful feeling not knowing who you are going to wake up with when you sleep alone. All this craziness is caused by hormones. It has to stop. The other day I wanted to run down to Winn-Dixie to pick up some milk. I got in my car and drove down the block. I parked, grabbed my purse and my canvas shopping bag. I got out of my car and proceeded to stare at my garage door. I drove all the way around the block and never stopped at Winn-Dixie! The week before, I was driving to work and I pulled into the Sweetbay parking lot. I dont work at Sweetbay, dont ask me why I stopped there because I dont have a clue. Hormones have turned my brain into mush. If you want me to remember something, you have to put it in writing. Then you have to pray I dont lose the piece of paper! Recently, I smacked my computer around because it wasnt working. I cursed up a storm until I realized I never turned it on. I had to give up any attempts at dating. I no longer trust my instincts or my ability to recognize trouble. I have narrowed it down to the double Ds desperate and delusional (me, not my date). Here is a summary of my last attempts at dating: Guy No. 1 wanted to borrow $20 so he could take me out. Hey, I am as feminist as any modern woman can be, but when it comes to a first date, the guy has to pay. Run, Kathleen, run. Guy No. 2 is in love with his mom. He told me his mom was his best friend and he tells her everything. Thats not what a grown man should say about his mom. He can say that about his wife, girlfriend or lover. Saying that about his mom is creepy. Oddly, I still pursued him; hence, the desperate and delusional. Guy No. 3 wanted to play computer games all day. Boring! Getting off the couch was not his idea of fun. As for the hot flashes, I am considering frying an egg on my chest to see if Keep the change! Im a reader and while I dont regularly keep a book by the nightstand, I have to admit Im a binge reader. Ive been told the first step is admitting one has a problem, so Im laying it out for all to know: Im a binge reader. Whew, I feel like a ton has been lifted off my shoulders. Wow, that felt great. Now what is a binge reader, you ask? Its a person, such as myself, who buys multiple books and reads them in a week. Thats binge reading. I turn off the TV, brew a fresh pot of coffee to keep me up late and plow through chapters. Im surprised my fingers dont show it but paper cuts heal nicely. Perhaps I dont bruise easy; just my ego. Ive done my best to make sure my boys love books and while they arent reading on their own just yet, I feel pretty confident they will enjoy turning the pages of books for years to come. Of course with all of the digital technology available nowadays, Im also pretty confident theyll be pushing a button to turn the page. They wont understand what it means to dog ear a page, nor perhaps will they grasp the concept of bookmarks. Reading has always been a staple in my family for generations, and there is nothing that brings me more joy than having Jackson and Jayden beg for me to read to them, even if it means putting aside my latest page turner. I believe as my children see me read, they understand its more important than the latest cartoon show the Disney network has rolled out. I rarely pass up the opportunity to present them with a few new books every couple of months; and when I saw the front covers of the most recent finds at the Romeo Elementary School Book Fair, well, I did what any good father might do. I high-tailed it to the car in hopes the checkbook was stashed inside. Much to my delight it was, and despite being pressed for time because I was actually on assignment, I found three books to add to their treasure trove of a collection. The first book screamed out like a monster hiding in the closet, a book about monster trucks with a picture of their favorite, Grave Digger, plastered on the cover. The next two finds were easy decisions, What Happens When a Dragon Moves In, and Chuggingtons Dinosaur Adventure. Upon arriving home later that evening, I unveiled their surprise with enthusiasm. Off they sprang to their bedroom for story time. From there, we plowed through a history of monster trucks. From their start decades ago to the modern marvels they are today. Having been to three shows in the past two years, they knew more about the monsters than I did. Theyre not really monsters Daddy, Jackson explained. Theyre loud Daddy, Jayden chimed in. And they go vroommmmmm. Yes they do my boy, I said, recalling a trip in early March to see Monster Jam in Jacksonville for which their Uncle Dave secured the coolest, most awesome tickets in the world. My boys choice of words, not mine, though I could hardly disagree considering we were 20 rows away from the action. Twenty minutes after making our way through the history of monster trucks, Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 5 Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 11 See JERSEY GIRL page 5 Kathleen Wallace See SMILE page 11

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and reducing accidents, they instituted the red-light cameras entrapping residents and exploiting them with extravagant fines. Utilizing the guise of conservation, they clandestinely purchased our water utility for millions more that its worth and immediately began charging exorbitant usage rates, plus a usurious surcharge. These actions may be legally justified, but they are morally and ethically corrupt. What other pillages and shenanigans are on the horizon? Will they unveil some legal precedence or innuendo that will mandate the use of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications? Will they invoke some contrived annexation procedure? Undoubtedly, Dunnellon needs Rainbow Springs to help support its infrastructure, but employing plunderous transgressions are unconscionable and unacceptable. What is the solution? Somehow we need to divorce or disassociate ourselves from Dunnellon by establishing our own municipality or identity that will, in effect, protect us from the guiles of the city management. Wouldnt it be gratifying to change our addresses to a picturesque Rainbow Springs FLA with its unique zip code? How can we accomplish this? Lets do something because we can!Bill Pawlin DunnellonResidents need to put kibosh to course purchaseI remember it so well, the major splash Mark Kaprelian, the refugee from Massachusetts, sought to make in the golfing world when he purchased the Rainbow Springs Country Club a couple years ago. Why, the Dunnellon area would become a destination for tourists swarming to his golf course! Another Orlando-like attraction, for sure! So much for that now-deflated bubble. Apparently, unable to locate anyone willing to take the show off his hands for a lofty $3 million, or even the $2.4 million he reportedly paid in 2010, he wants the 3,000 or so property owners in Rainbow Springs, more than three-quarters of whom do not belong to the club, to come to his rescue by having the Property Owners Association consider a purchase. So, the POA directors are undertaking a poll to gauge the sentiment of the owners, who might have to pay annually through assessments to sustain this venture. Who knows how much it would cost to just look into a purchase, but the POA estimates it might cost each of us up to $1,100 if a purchase is consummated, according to a letter received last week from the POA president. Worse yet, it would require all of us to be members of a club many of us deliberately have chosen not to join. Everyone can recall the howl that went up from POA directors and many others a few weeks ago when the city of Dunnellon had the audacity to buy the water and sewer utilities of Rainbow Springs and then imposed substantial rate hikes. Boycott Greenlight was the cry, referring to another adventure outside the realm of municipal government by Dunnellons council. Boycotting is still a pretty good idea, but I digress! To me, even considering the purchase by the POA of this woeful facility, which obviously hasnt become the golden calf Kaprelian anticipated, is absolutely ludicrous. The POA should have simply said, No thanks. But instead, property owners are asked to indicate yes or no whether the POA should investigate the purchase. A simple yes or no from owners, the POA president urged. Thats not strong enough; the proposition needs a firm Hell No. The POA, by the way, is conducting this mail poll of owners by itself no outside tallying organization. Just mail us back the ballot with your decision, the letter from the POA declared, and the ballots will be counted. If a two-thirds majority isnt attained, the POA wont go further. I should point out that the POA board is elected annually. Board members pretty well assure the election of those the incumbents prefer, but at least the board hires an accounting firm to tabulate the ballots. For virtually every one of the 18 years I have resided in Rainbow Springs (and avoided costly membership in the club), the POA has deemed it necessary to elevate the annual assessment, an increase thats limited mercifully by law to 3 percent a year. I can imagine the cost if property owners suddenly had to pay to enable a few neighbors to chase a little white ball around the course or dine at the restaurant, when there are numerous alternates for both available in the area. I certainly have to wonder about Kaprelians comment in last weeks newspaper that the POAs board of directors think it (purchasing the club) would be a great idea. I dont, and Im sure hopeful that sufficient others will quickly put the kibosh on this awful, potentially very expensive scheme. Don Rosselet Rainbow Springs Are the city and Chamber here to help businesses?To a city and Chamber of Commerce that is said to be so business friendly, I will never believe that one again. This weekend, your Boomtown Days did nothing but hurt my business. To not forewarn me that you would not be reopening West Pennsylvania Avenue after Saturdays festivities hurt me tremendously as no customers were able to get into my establishment. Therefore, all of the reservations I had for my live entertainment that evening never showed. And after asking if the barricades could be pushed back a few feet from where they were placed to allow access into my parking lot, that was quickly denied. Sunday morning there was rain and after those storms passed, I had to deal with the numerous phone calls from my loyal customers who were totally angered by the fact they were only going to be able to walk the 50 feet from the gates to my restaurant if they paid the gate admission fees. One of those parties was six people, which meant an extra $12 just to walk in my doors for breakfast! They could have justified it a little better had it not been raining, because not many people want to walk the streets in the rain. So, please, I would like to know where the friendliness toward businesses comes from or does that only apply to those businesses that are Chamber members, which after this treatment I will never be.Cristina Lugo Co-owner, Penn Station Deli & GrillRS Golf Club purchase a horrible ideaThe entire scenario of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association (POA) Board of Directors looking into purchasing the Rainbow Springs golf course and club just drips with irony. First, there is the involvement of the POA at all. With the exception of repaving roads, this organization has refused to take a stand on anything affecting the community at least since I move here in 2004. In fact, the RS Residents Organization an independent resident organization was formed over 20 years ago because the POA would not address, what were then thought to be excessive water rate increases. Sound familiar? Second is the letter to gauge property owner interest. The POA by-laws require 20 percent owner representation in order to hold an annual meeting, yet there is no minimum number of gauge ballots required before the board decides to spend, by some estimates, north of $10,000 to investigate the business potential of buying the golf course. Would not a major lack of response to this letter be just as significant as an indicator that the community has no interest as a no response? What safeguards are there to prevent some special interest group such as golfers, anti-golfers, or anti-expenditure folks from stuffing the ballot box to tilt the vote in their favor? As a minimum, the board should have established a reasonable minimum total vote response before even considering the yes or no vote. Then, there is the club itself and its contribution to the community. As reported in the Riverland News April 19, the current owner paid $2.4 million for the property in 2010 and now asks $3 million even though property values have plummeted since the purchase. Also, prior to the current owner taking over, community service organizations such as the POA, the RS Residents Organization and others, held regular and special meetings and social events at the club. Typically, there was no charge for these meetings, unless catering was involved. These organizations now meet at places like the Dunnellon Library and the sheriffs office conference room because the club charges for the monthly meeting rooms. Sometime around 2008, the previous owners were convinced by patrons that the weekly Wacky Wednesday dinner program had become such a popular occasion that the club grill room was no longer adequate. The program was moved upstairs to the main dining room, and within months even that room was fully booked as residents discovered the ambiance and convenience of this nearby dining and socializing location. After the new owners arrived, the prices went up, the good chefs disappeared, and so have the large crowds. Our small group of eight to 12 Wednesday night diners now travels regularly to Ocala, Inverness and Crystal River to dine out. We recently returned one time to the RS club restaurant, but found that we were just about alone. Additionally, the cost of social and golf memberships has also increased significantly, which caused many to look elsewhere. Some golfers I know routinely drive 30 to 40 minutes to play rather than bearing the expense of a RS golf membership. Could a property owner association purchase of the Rainbow Springs golf course and club be successful financially? As the saying goes, anything is possible; however, there is much Rainbow Springs needs to consider beyond the business and financial aspects of this venture. For example, unlike many of the surrounding, very active, communities, neither the original, nor any of the subsequent developers encouraged or promoted active community socializing. As a result, except when faced with unanticipated or surprise cost increases, the level of community apathy is higher than these other communities. As a resident once said to me when discussing the POA election, The POA doesnt cost a lot of money and they dont bother me, so I dont bother them. Exacerbating the impact of apathy, are the large number of unimproved building lots representing absentee owners and the significant number of seasonal residents Snowbirds. I am reasonably sure that these folks have other more important things to consider than purchasing a golf course. The number of different lifestyles embodied in the differing population densities of the subdivisions within Rainbow Springs also should be considered. The needs and desires of folks living on a two-acre house lot in the Forest differ greatly from someone living on a quarter-acre lot in Fox Trace. How will these differences be applied to the final board decision? While the question of the day may be, Should Rainbow Springs property owners purchase the golf course and club? The real question should be whether the property owners believe that the POA board is always operating in the communitys best interest, and do they believe the board has the ability, experience and drive to take on the responsibility of managing an operation like the golf course. Before the Rainbow Springs POA takes on this burden, I submit that they need to be far more proactive and take on communitywide issues like water, which demonstrate a demeanor that results in respect and support rather than scorn and ridicule. While some may argue that the POAs only responsibility is to enforce the deed covenants and restrictions, it should be remembered that those covenants and restrictions were established to enhance and maintain property values. It is quite evident that spirited and active communities also reflect better property values. Therefore, my vote and recommendation to consider purchase is emphatically no. C. H. 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It is not that ignoranceis so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point: A while back, I found in the mail coupons for two free nights in Daytona Beach. Look, my dear, I squealed, with delight to my wife, We have two free nights in Daytona Beach. Immediately, we checked our calendars and selected a time when we could take advantage of our windfall, without running into all those springbreakers at the beach. Personally, I am not too crazy about Daytona Beach. I am crazy about free. Consulting the parsonage exchequer, we could afford free. Upon leaving the house, all I could do was hum a tune, Two Whole Nights at the Beach ... Before I finished, my wife suggested I quit humming. Of course, with her suggestions always comes the phrase, And if you dont, Ill ... Well, you know the rest. I took her suggestion, but I was humming on the inside. Arriving at our motel in good time, we checked in and settled down for two days and two nights of absolute relaxation whatever that is. The room was terrific and in the corner was an old friend a Lazyboy recliner. With the recliner and a remote, I settled in for some serious goofing off for the next two days. Admittedly, I am not gifted in many areas, if any. My wife, however, says I goof off better than anyone she knows. One takes pride in what one does best. Next to our motel was a restaurant called The Wing House. On the outside it looked like a nice place and, unlike my wife, I am not choosy about where I eat. Any old greasy spoon suits me just fine, thank you. I must say I was completely unprepared for what I was about to experience in the restaurant next to our motel. On the second day of our mini-vacation, I decided to run next door for some carry-out. My wife wanted some soup, and I fancied something a little more substantial. When I am on an errand, especially one as important as my supper, I am usually focused on one thing and one thing only. I wanted to run into the restaurant, give my order, get out as quickly and simply as possible and get back to my Lazyboy and remote. It is my two days off; I will squander them if I want to. I did not notice anything strange when I first walked in. I focused on the menu. Looking up from the menu, what I saw shocked me to the core. I am known for dropping everything from dishes to keys. This time I dropped my lower jaw to the floor. It took some time for me to gingerly pick up my lower jaw. I just noticed the young girl standing before me greeting me and inquiring about my order. I heard nothing but, unfortunately, I saw more than I expected. Let me try to describe this as delicately as I can. The only thing I can rationally think of is, when this young girl dressed in the morning, her costume fit quite well. I hardly think anyone would put on clothes that did not fit. However, during the course of the day, being a young person, she must have experienced a rather dramatic spurt of growth, causing her clothes to be at least three sizes too small. Fortunately, or unfortunaately as the case may be, the only thing keeping her breathing was the lack of material around her chest area. Otherwise, she could have suffocated. Her clothes were so tight, not to mention skimpy (and I didnt), that I wanted to take the shirt off my back and give it to her. I mumbled something rather incoherently and said as loud as possible, and make it to go, please. After giving my order, I did not know what to do with my eyes. You can look at the ceiling only so long before people begin inquiring into your family history. Other young girls, in the restaurant, I found in the same condition. There must be a growth spurt epidemic going around. My order finally came and I quickly paid for it, made like an egg and scrambled for the sanctity of my motel room. I slammed the door behind and paused to collect whatever was lagging behind me, happy I made it to safety. No sooner had my heart reclaimed its tranquil rhythm than I heard an anemic knock at the door. When I opened the door, much to my chagrin (and believe me I was not grinning), stood my semi-clad waitress with a restaurant package in her hand. I felt as though I had been run over by a Mac truck. Im terribly sorry, sir, but we mixed up your order. Heres your order. We exchanged bags and one glance at my wife told me that, along with other things, I would be eating crow. Later that evening, as I prepared for bed, I took comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul. According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. (Philippians 1:20 KJV.) Ignorance about some things is inconvenient, but ignorance about Christ is fatal. The Rev. 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Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 24 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 S PRINGTIME S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000AWFT Not Just Not Just Great Italian Great Italian Steaks Seafood Pasta Alfredos Franceses Salad Bar www.carmelas1.com (352) 465-1818 12169 S Williams St., Dunnellon Carmelas Voted #1 Peoples Choice 000B8HA OPEN MOTHERS DAY 8:30-8:00 Specials Plus Regular Menu Try Our New 2 FOR $22 MENU Salad, appetizer & 2 full entrees Sunday Breakfast Buffett LOOKING FOR AN LOOKING FOR AN EYE DOCTOR? EYE DOCTOR? LOOKING FOR AN LOOKING FOR AN EYE DOCTOR? EYE DOCTOR? SEE AZWELL VISION CENTER Board-Certified Optometric Physicians 352-465-0024 Private office. Convenient location. Located next to Walmart Vision Center, Dunnellon Harry and Terry Weber celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday, April 25. The couple was wed April 25, 1987, at Romeo Baptist Church. They have two daughters, Casey, 18, and Jody, 16. Mrs. Weber teaches fourth grade at Dunnellon Elementary School and Mr. Weber works as Supplier Support and Quality Control for Sandvik Mining and Construction. Webers 25th Anniversary My Wing-Ding-A-Do at the Wing House Rev. James Snyder OUT TO PASTOR Nature Coast Unitarians Universalists will host musican Bonnie Whitehurst at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, April 29, at its regular service. Living Well at all Ages and Stages is her theme. Whitehurst uses several instruments to accompany her inspirational talks and songs, including dulcimer, harp and guitar. The public is welcome. Nature Coast Unitarians Universalists is at 7633 N. Florida Ave., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 465-4225 or visit naturecoastuu.org. Multifaceted Musician addresses UUs Special to the Riverland News CHURCH BRIEFS Church to host benefit car showThe second annual multi-charity 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 28, 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.National Day of Prayer event slatedCross at the River Cowboy Church will host a National Day of Prayer event from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Datesman Park Gazebo on the corner of Ohio Avenue and Ned Love Drive, by the city public parking lot. Mayor Fred Ward will read a proclamation and Jillian Capps will sing God Bless America. Public parking is available at Datesman Park.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 non-perishable 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 spaghetti dinner, concertLighthouse Baptist Church will host a spaghetti dinner and gospel jamboree at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11. Proceeds benefit Dunnellon Food 4 Kids and Women on Missions. A donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children is requested. A silent auction with delicious desserts will be in the conference room from 5 to 6:15. The concert begins at 6:30. Heart to Hands Group, Lighthouse Singers and other groups from area churches will perform. Lighthouse Baptist Church is at 974 WG Martinelli Blvd., Citrus Springs. For more information, call 489-7515.UCC to host pianist in concertDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 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. 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For more information, call 237-3035.New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.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.Advent Sunday school programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday school classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday school, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272.Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. CHURCH BRIEFS The Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series for the 2011-12 season will conclude Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. with pianist/vocalist, Renee Deuvall presenting selections of various favorite composers, highlighting works by Chopin. A graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music with degrees in Vocal Performance and Art History, Renee was a guest performer at an earlier concert at the church highlighting Russian composers and we are delighted to welcome her back. Ms. Deuvall is well known to our community. She was the organist for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and is a cantor for that congregation. She has been a vocalist/soloist with a number of local groups and currently she is the Church Musician at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. She holds a Masters Degree in Slavic and East European Languages and Literature and is a member of the American Guild of Organists. A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of the concert. The church is located at 20641 Chestnut Street, in the Historic District, at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut Streets. Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series Renee Deuvall Local author to sign book in Ocala Though a long and arduous process, wife and mother of three boys, Jessica Nelson has managed to accomplish her goal. She published her first book, Love on the Range, with a line of Harlequin, Love Inspired Historicals, a Christian-themed book. Determined to be a journalist, Love on the Range is about a perky socialite who must track down and obtain an interview from an elusive government agent, Striker. In the process, she falls in love with a mysterious rancher who knows more about Striker than what hes telling. Always a voracious reader, Nelson never thought about writing until her former editor at the Ocala Star-Banner suggested she do so. I had a lot of diaries as a kid, but as I grew older I started branching into fiction, said Nelson, mother to Matthew 7, Nate 6, and Sean 4. Writing for the Neighbors section, she freelanced at the Star-Banner for three years until she was carrying her second son; however, because she was writing about people in the Ocala area while living in the Dunnellon area, it became a strain, so she left. Born in Lacrosse, Wis., Nelson moved here when she was in 10th grade, graduating from Dunnellon High in 2001. With her stepfather in the military, her family moved around a bit when she was younger. After two years of sending in parts of her story and many revisions, she was finally able to get her book published. The feel of getting the contract is exhilarating, she said, noting her husband, Jimmy, is very proud of her. The official release date for Love on the Range was April 3. It takes a team to create an awesome book and Im thankful for the people who have offered their support and advice along the way, she explained, noting in the midst of marketing for another book, she said the tough part is never done and its a crazy, exciting cycle. Im so thankful for my friends and acquaintances because theyve been supportive and awesome. Their caring makes publication that much more special. While a different manuscript is being considered with another publisher, she is doing a lot of waiting, and also eating lots of chocolate. Nelson will be at Books a Million at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ocala for a book signing. She is hopeful everyone will come out and show their support. CAITLIN JUNGWIRTH For the Riverland News Jessica Nelson holding up copies of her book.

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS Community Education Grant application onlineCommunity members who want to help protect the water resources in their area may apply online for a Community Education Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The overall goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage and educate adults about water conservation, protection and preservation. The program is intended to motivate communities to get involved in protecting their water resources through various educational activities. These grants offer reimbursement up to $7,500 to help fund projects that provide communities an opportunity to learn about water resources. To apply, visit the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/communitygr ants/. The electronic application allows applicants to save, review and change portions of their proposals before submitting. Grant applications are due May 31. Project funding is subject to District Governing Board budget approval. Individuals, service groups, volunteers, government agencies, nongovernment organizations and others are encouraged to apply. Potential projects should provide education on any or all of the following topics: water quality, water conservation, flood protection, natural systems and watersheds. Examples of past projects include pond restorations, cleanups, watershed education events, workshops and exhibits. Projects must take place between Nov. 1 and July 31, 2013. To discuss project ideas, call Robin Grantham at 800-4231476, ext. 4779.FUMC SPARK! Summer Camp slatedThe First United Methodist Church will host the SPARK! Summer Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 3. Some of the exciting activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. Water, park, and bowling field trips! The first 20 applications who make a four-week commitment will receive a $20 per week discount. For more information, call 352-489-9552, or stop by Harmony Preschool in the Education Building at the church at 21501 W. State Road 40, to register for camp.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. Extended day pre-registration now available Dunnellon Elementary School is now offering Extended Day PreRegistration. Reserve your spot in Extended Day for next year. There is a $15 registration fee per child, which is non-refundable. See Ms. Lisa Barfield, site manager, to sign up. Flat rate fees are due Fridays in advance. Weekly flat rate fees are $10 per child for morning sessions and $38 per child for afternoon sessions. For more information or questions, call Ms. Barfield at 352-4656717. Ms. Amy Roland, Media Specialist reports: DES read more this nine weeks with an increase of 395 points over the past nine weeks; 227 students met their goals. We just keep getting better! DES readers pass the test and score the best. There were three classes in the past nine weeks with 100 percent of the students meeting their goals: Congratulations to Mrs. Bubbas first-grade class; and to Mrs. Webers fourth-grade class Mrs. Hookers class with 100 percent for the second quarter in a row. First grade winning class is Mrs. Bubba. Second grade winning class is Mrs. Blanchette. Third grade winning class is Mr. Sapp. Fourth grade winning class is Mrs. Weber. Fifth grade winning class is Ms. Foster and Mrs. Hooker. They had an ice cream celebration to reward themselves for meeting their goals. Congratulations to all of you.CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 26 Book Fair Opens. May 1 Book Bowl Competition. May 4 Celebrating Students Success at DES. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Dunnellon Elementary students increase reading totals Mr. and Miss Dunnellon High DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsAlex Stetz and Zahyrimar Otero Diaz were chosen by their peers as the new Mr. and Miss DHS. They were crowned at prom April 14 at the Holiday Inn in Ocala. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsTOP LEFT: The Mr. DHS Candidates, from left, were: Quenton Smith, Gabriel Saathoff, Alex Stetz, Connor Wentz, Nicholas Rodriguez and Richard Litterine. TOP RIGHT: The Miss DHS Candidates, from left, were: Briana Casanova, Tia Love, Zahyrimar Otero Diaz, Rachel Horne and Danielle Prinz. Romeo set for Career Day Romeo Elementary School is alive with activity during the last quarter of school. Students in grades three through five completed FCAT testing Wednesday, April 25, so the testing signs will come down and the learning activities will begin. Students will rotate through various Career Presentations Friday, April 27, as community members come to Romeo to share details about their careers. Presenters who have committed to attend include a musical group, a pharmacist, WKTK radio, an attorney, a surgical technician, an insurance adjustor, a plumber, a cake decorator, a florist, a chef, an LPN, a webpage designer, a computer specialist, a horse farmer, the bomb and SWAT squad and many others. We hope to expose Romeo children to a wide variety of opportunities to help give their academic experience more meaning. Green Day returns to the Romeo campus Wednesday, May 2. Students will bring in plants to plant in assigned class areas to help brighten our campus. Students and staff enjoy a day of planting and working outside. This activity really brings Romeo together as we work hard to beautify the campus. On Thursday, May 3, kindergarten students will have a Nursery Rhyme Bowl where students will compete answering comprehension questions about nursery rhymes they have learned. This is the first year for this event, and we are excited to see our youngest pioneers learning and answering questions. Eighth-graders will get up-close glimpse of high school Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy the Tiger Encounter on Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1. The Tiger Encounter is an invitation to our eighth-graders, who will attend Dunnellon High School in August 2012 to visit the DHS campus. Students will tour the DHS campus as they learn about available classes and complete their course requests for next year. Students will also hear about the many experiences they will enjoy as well as expectations while attending Dunnellon High School. Thank you to our Mrs. Brooks, DMS Guidance Counselor, for coordinating this important next step in the lives of our eighthgrade students as they prepare to move on to the high school. We know our students will enjoy their visit to the high school as they take peek into their future. On Wednesday, May 2, parents of our eight-grade students who will be attending the Dunnellon High School next year are cordially invited to attend Parent Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Building No. 10 on the DMS Campus. Representatives from the Dunnellon High School Guidance Office will be here at DMS to answer your questions and address concerns regarding course selection and career paths available to your student. We invite you, and your eighth-grade student, to attend this informative presentation by Dunnellon High School to clarify any questions you may have and to prepare your student for their exciting high school years. Wednesday, May 2, is also an Early Release/Club Day for students at Dunnellon Middle School. One of the planned activities is a Student versus Teacher basketball game before students are released at 1:40 p.m. We know our teachers having been practicing long and hard for this event! The annual eighth-grade DMS dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Dunnellon Middle School Caf. This years theme is A Night at the Copacabana. Tickets are $8 each and the dress code is Sunday Best. There are a few simple requirements that must be met to attend the dance. They are: registered as a DMS eight-grade student; 2.0 GPA; and no out-of-school suspensions Mrs. Turner, our staff coordinator, and the volunteer dance committee members have a beautiful evening planned that is filled with good times and surprises not to mention the many memories our eighth-grade students will make and take with them the rest of their lives. We hope all of our eighth-grade students are able to attend. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Jane Ashman DMS Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE

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DPD to participate in National Take BackThe Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will host the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Dunnellon Police Department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department will again participate in this national campaign. The purpose of Take Back Day is to provide a safe venue for disposal of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The collection site will be located in the police department parking lot for your convenience. There will be officers on hand to answer any questions that you might have. For more information, contact Officer Shane Yox at the Dunnellon Police Department at 352-465-8510 or syox@dunnellonpd.org.Boys & Girls Club to host pancake breakfastThe Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club will host a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the American Legion on U.S. 41. Tickets are $5 and available at the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon Branch on Bostick Street, from club members, Blue Run Bicycles and Creations by Clovis. For more information, email Bette Nagele bnagele11@bellsouth.net.Registered Nurses Retired to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11, lunch is served at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. The guest speaker will be the director of Citrus Countys Worlds Largest Baby Shower. The charity is the Baby Shower. Baby clothes or cash is accepted. Retired RNs wishing to attend, should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677.Unity Day slated May 12 at Eugene Martin ParkThe South Dunnellon Civic Association and Citrus County Parks and Recreation will present Unity Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Eugene Martin Park, on Gene Martin Lane off of U.S. 41, Free food, entertainment, games, activities and information vendors will be on hand. The group and county officials are soliciting donations (monetary, food, drinks and supplies) for this event. The menu will consist of hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, cold drinks, water and condiments. Vendor spaces are available for a $25 donation. For more information, donations and contributions, call Ellen Adams at 352489-1679 or Randy Campbell 352-208-1862.NARFE to host annual picnicNARFE Chapter 776 invites all chapter members and guests to its annul picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness. Watch for balloons, which will direct you to the covered pavilion for the picnic, which will be catered by Chapter 776 membership and will feature games and prizes. Cost per person is $5; children 5 and under are free. Mail checks to: Treasurer, NARFE Chapter 776, P.O. Box 614, Lecanto, FL 34460. Mail checks so they arrive no later than April 30, 2012.Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702.River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Free AARP tax assistance availableAARP offers free income tax assistance now through April 14 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Dunnellon Public Library, where an appointment can be scheduled at the reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID, Social Security cards, copy of your 2010 tax return, check, not a deposit slip, for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due; statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2011, 1099s from banks, financial institutions and others; statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds; Social Security statements for 2011, W2s, K-1s, etc.; statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions and mortgage interest are also needed; and both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information call Wayne Sloan at 4895066.Charity needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free AARP Tax Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays now through April 11. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066 Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. Special to the Riverland NewsThor, Fran and Meagan Siegfried competed Saturday, April 7, in the annual Florida Competition Paddlers Associations Rainbow River Race. The race started at City Beach, went upstream to the sign near the head springs and finished at City Beach. The Siegfrieds finished the 11-mile course in 1:51:29. The family hopes to race May 19 on the Loxahatchee River. For more information about competition paddling, call the Siegfrieds at 456-4058. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 000B5M6 Call Pete (352) 212-2851 for your Springtime Special Advertising Deals Is Your Business Is Your Business In Need Of Customers? In Need Of Customers? 000B0V2 SAVE A STAMP Renew your subscription online today! 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FREE HEARING TEST Extension Service offering gardening classes April showers bring May flowers, so the saying goes. But how are your plants doing? Did you decide Florida-Friendly Landscaping plants are a better option? Perhaps youve decided you want to become a Master Gardener volunteer. If either of these describes you, May is your month! Below are the gardening classes and seminars offered during May by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. May 3: Dos and Donts of FloridaFriendly Lawn Care This session will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. County Road 484, Belleview. For more information or to preregister (registration deadline is April 28), call 352-671-8400. May 12: Master Gardener Summer Plant Sale Purchase plants grown by UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners for your summer garden. All proceeds benefit Master Gardener educational programs. The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon or when the plants are sold out. The sale will be behind the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service offices at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. May 24: Mini Florida-Friendly Landscaping session This session will be at 9:30 a.m. in the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information or to preregister (registration deadline is May 19), call 352671-8400. May 30: Prospective Master Gardener Orientation This session provides an overview of the Master Gardener program and will be at 10 a.m. in the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service auditorium at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8400. All May gardening programs are free, but registration is required for some sessions and may be completed by calling 352-671-8400. For information about these and other programs, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. Special to the Riverland News Rainbow River Canoe Race Communitybriefs

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rhinum, hollyhock, lupin and penstemon can be encouraged to produce a second flush of smaller spikes later in the year if they are also deadheaded. When the last of the flowers start to fade on the spike, simply cut the whole spike back using a pair of secateurs to just above the highest side shoot lower down on the stem. With luck, many smaller side shoots will then develop and bloom toward the end of the summer. Repeat flowering. Many repeat-flowering plants, such as bush roses, will flower better and for much longer if regularly deadheaded throughout the flowering season. Roses should have each fading bloom cut from the cluster until the last one remains. As this fades, cut back the cluster to just above a leaf joint, about six inches below the flower cluster. With large-flowered, hybrid-tea roses, cut each faded bloom back to just above a leaf joint, about nine inches below the flower. By cutting back into thicker stems like this, stronger flowering shoots and a greater number of flowers will be produced. Feed roses with a rose fertilizer after the first crop of flowers have been deadheaded to encourage more blooms. Relay flowering. Some multi-stemmed plants which produce a lots of flowers on stems produced during the current season, can be deliberately pruned to encourage some stems to flower earlier or later than others, thereby spreading the flowering display over a longer period. Some clematis are a case in point, but this technique also can be tried with vigorous shrubs such as lavatera or the butterfly bush (Buddleja) which are normally cut back hard each spring. In this case, instead of cutting all the stems back hard, cut back about two-thirds, leaving the others to flower earlier than the hard-pruned stems. A few clump-forming perennials that produce a massed display of blooms, such as coreopsis, phlox and helenium, can have their flowering spread over a longer period by selective cutting back. All you need to do is cut back by half about one-third of the stems before they produce flowers. These will then throw several side shoots, each which will flower later in the summer, effectively extending the season of color. Other techniques to try Eternal youth. Some plants produce their best displays of flowers and foliage when young and vigorous. Herbaceous plants, such as achillea, produce their best displays if kept growing strongly. All you have to do is to lift the plants every couple of years and divided the clumps and they will reward you with bigger and better displays. Shrubs, such as red-stemmed dogwoods, produce brighter and more colorful bark on new growth. So, by pruning them back hard each spring, you can get the best displays possible. This technique also works with variegated dogwoods, which produce larger and more decorative foliage on new growth. Herbaceous plants to divide regularly Achillea, Aconitum, Aster, Geum, Heuchera and Solidago. Fresh foliage. Some flowering perennials, such as hardy geraniums, can start to look a bit tatty towards the middle of the summer as the effects of drought and pest and disease attack take their toll. You can improve the overall appearance of the plants and, if you are lucky, get another flush of blooms in late summer by cutting all the old foliage right back almost to ground level using a pair of shears. The new growth will look fresh and neat until the autumn. Water plants thoroughly after cutting back and give them a boost by applying a high-potash fertilizer such as rose or tomato food.Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner@aol.com. we read about dragons at the beach, then chugged our way through a book about trains and a dinosaur. As bedtime approached, they begged to read them all once more. I relented despite the fact it was well past bedtime. Let their imaginations take off through a book instead of the latest hit cartoon. After plugging through the books twice, I gave them their marching orders. Despite a few objections, they finally relented and hopped into bed. Daddy, I have to tell you something, Jackson said. Monster trucks arent very scary, so is it OK to dream about them? Of course it is buddy, you can dream about anything you want, I replied. Daddy, I have to tell you something else, Jackson explained. I dont like scary dreams, they scare me. Yeah, they scare me too, I told him. Me too, Jayden chimed in. Daddy, I have one more thing I need to tell ya, Jackson said, as Jayden shared he did, too. Monster trucks are pretty cool, can we get one? Jackson asked, with Jayden supporting the efforts. Uh, no, I said. In unison, their ah, but daddy response echoed throughout the bedroom. Off to bed they finally went, visions of monster trucks dancing through their minds. Dont forget to scare up some book deals for yourself this Friday and Saturday at the Dunnellon Public Library as the Friends of the Library host its annual spring sale. Where else could a binge reader get a bag of books for $2. Make sure you swing by Friday or Saturday and load up on books. The Friends do a lot for our community library. Why not help chip in? The first pot of coffee is on me.Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 11 000B9EB 000B6ZQ LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 000B8FQ I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. 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SMILE continued from page 4 GARDEN continued from page 2 All about Social Security disability Disability is something most people do not like to think about, but if youre not able to work because you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits. Heres what you need to know. You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. It can take months to obtain all your medical records and process an application for disability benefits (three to five months, on average). Generally, the information we need includes: Your Social Security number; Your birth or baptismal certificate; Names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that took care of you, and dates of your visits; Names and dosage of all the medicine you take; Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and caseworkers that you already have in your possession; Laboratory and test results; A summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did; and A copy of your most recent W-2 Form (Wage and Tax Statement) or, if you are self-employed, your Federal tax return for the past year. Remember, it is important that you do not delay filing for disability benefits if you dont have all the above information in your possession. Social Security will assist you in getting the necessary documents, including obtaining your medical records. The fastest and most convenient way to apply for disability is online at www.socialsecurity.gov/a pplyfordisability. You can save your application as you go, so you can take a break at any time. If you prefer, you may call our toll-free number, 800-772-1213, to make an appointment to apply at your local Social Security office or to set up an appointment for someone to take your application over the phone. If you are approved for disability benefits, that doesnt mean youll never return to work. Social Security has special rules called work incentives that allow you to test your ability to work. Learn more about disability benefits and take advantage of the helpful Disability Starter Kit at www.socialsecurity.gov/d isability. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Fourteen tables of women enjoyed playing Bridge or Mah Jongg during Chi Zetas March Card Party. Pictured are Mah Jongg players. The sorority also incorporated a Chinese Auction during the day, and a drawing for 50/25/25. The women came to play with friends, enjoy a vast variety of delicious deserts, and contribute to the myriad of projects supporting various children projects. This past year, the club gave a contribution to Romeo Elementary Schools newly implemented Science Lab, where all students enjoy hands-on learning. This year, the organization plans on donating to one of the programs at the Dunnellon Elementary School. Other clubs and programs supported each year by Chi Zeta include: Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, Dunnellon Library Childrens reading program, Food-for-Kids and both Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets to Dunnellon families. Adon Williams Mah Jongg players Chi Zetas semi-annual card party Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEF Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Josephine Leyte-Vidal, a Master Gardner, will be the guest speaker. A lunch buffet will be available. Cost is $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSpectators lined up outside the fence line of the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport April 14 to watch the U.S. National Aerobatic Team during one of its three days of practice sessions. Team USA was preparing for the 10th annual FAI Advanced Aerobatic Championships, slated July 26 through Aug. 5 at the Nyiregyhaza Airport in Hungary. To follow the team through its preparations for the world championships, visit advancedaerobaticteam.com. Melissa Pemberton lets smoke pour out after putting on a special show Saturday for spectators. Her performance left those in attendance in awe, as she had one woman screaming and others speechles. Pemberton is curently coached by Nikolay Timofeev. Jessy Panzer prepares for a practice run by rehearsing her moves through interprative dance moves. This is Panzers first-year on Team USA. Team USA member Marty Flournoy shows off the inside of his plane during a meet-and-greet with spectators during a break in practice in which folks could see the planes and speak with team members. Mark Nowosielski fuels his plane up in preparation for Jessy Panzers practice run at the facility. Gabe Doran, foreground, and his grandfather, Steve, both of Crystal River, look at the inside of Mark Stewarts plane during the meet-and-greet. Team USAs Nikolay Timofeev, a coach and team member records a practice session of one of the team members while giving them instructions. Donny Persson peers to his left as his dad, not pictured, takes a picture of him seated in Mark Stewarts personal airplane as Steve Doran and Lisa Bowe look on while spectators were given the chance to peer inside of the planes and talk to members of Team USA.

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According to Cubbage, the horse industry is now a $1 billion industry in Marion County alone. Past sales offer a barometer of what Cubbage can expect when she sells the babies. When she brings Awe Zoom to the sales when she turns 2, Cubbage expects to make a reasonable profit after all expenses including stallion fees are accounted for above capital initially invested. The past year at thoroughbred auctions saw recordbreaking sales with wellbred and talented unraced 2-year-old horses going for an average of $175,000 at the March Ocala Breeders Sales. Marion County is such a Mecca for the horse industry; Cubbage believes the horse industry has the potential to stabilize the local economy. Just last year, a major farm from Kentucky Stonewall Farm has brought 17 top of the line breeding stallions to their new farm here in Ocala. Several of the leading bloodstock agents in the world specializing in preparing 2year-old racing prospects are right here in Marion County and their profits the past two years are record breaking. Foreign investors are helping keep the market healthy. Young thoroughbred horses training in Ocala today might end up racing in Japan, Korea, China, France, England, Ireland and Dubai later on. There are so many jobs that come with dealing with a thoroughbred horse like a blacksmith, that currently gets paid around $125 a horse for four new shoes, Cubbage said, noting a good blacksmith will shoe six horses per day. Cubbage estimates at least 20 employees are needed per horse, which creates many jobs for people in the economy we have today. There is much more money pumped into the thoroughbred racing industry than any other sports franchise such as football, she explained. A proposal for a new charter school that would have given students an opportunity to work hands-on with horses was turned down a few years ago by the Marion County School Board. Equine industry focused high schools already exist in Kentucky and New Jersey, but not in Ocala/Marion County, the Horse Capital of the World and that is a shame, Cubbage said. We have people from Mexico and Ireland imported here to take on jobs that our own young men and women could have been prepped for, Cubbage added, noting a good horse groom makes more than $450 a week and riders make better than $600. Pari mutuel horse racing is outlawed in some states. New York, California, and Florida are leaders in the racing industry. In these three states alone, horse racing brings billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. And, multitudes of industry related jobs on the farms and at the big race tracks in the cities, like Gulfstream Park in Miami. Cubbage said a new way people are purchasing horses is through the Internet and through multiple ownership. I bought my last mare over the Internet, but you have to be careful because you want to make sure you purchase a reproductively sound mare, Cubbage said. My horses are my piggy bank and I am very happy with what I have. Its a risky business, but in the time my investment grows, I get to hug them and love them and watch them play race horse in the pasture every morning. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAwe Zoom on the day she was born, Feb. 23. SYDNEY COHEN AND KEYLA REYES For the Riverland News

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGary LaRoche wipes off his 1950 Chevy Half-Ton after Sunday morning showers oaked his classic automobile. As the skies cleared, the sun gave the line of classic cars and trucks an extra shine to them. Specators walked along the street admiring a variety of classic automobiles during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Bev Leisure, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, covers her face in an attempt to hold back her laughter as Mayor Fred Ward reads a proclamation presented by the city of Dunnellon. Olivia Mintrone, 9 months, enjoys a drink of water during the festival. Spectators sit in chairs while listening to one of the many performers during Boomtown Days as they wait for the start of the youth pageant. Chet Garrons wife, Cathy, fills in for her husband during the announcment of this years Boomtown Mayor. Garron fell ill the prior day. Dana Roberts enjoys the bungee jump Sunday after the skies cleared of storm clouds during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Annabelle Bishop, 11 months old, smiles as her father, Luke, talks with other spectators during the annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. Lily Metzgar, front sitting on horse, raises her arms Sunday with the help of her sister, Morgan, as the two enjoy a ride atop the animal with the guidance of Heather Curtis. A horse rescue group brought the horse in for children to enjoy rides for a monetary donation.

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Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 15 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsHolly Adkins with the Soul Harbor Church Youth Group performs with other members of the group Saturday in front of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop during the annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival, a celebration of the towns history during the phosphate boom of the late 1800s. Despite afternoon showers Saturday and brief rainshowers Sunday, the event drew a sizable crowd. Herb Reichelt strums away on his guitar in front of the Rainbow River Conservation booth Saturday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012. Two-year-old Stover Witte gets an upclose view Saturday of a Zebu during the street festival of the annual event. Olive Guice, left, and Rylan Guice enjoy hot dogs Sunday while watching a performance by the Dragon Warriors. Jessica Norcross a black belt at Dragon Warrior Martial Arts studios does a front flip during a demonstration Sunday in front of the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Shop in the Dunnellon Historic District. Two-year-old Landon Williams reaches for a bite of an ice cream cone Saturday while his grandfather, Mike, carries him through the Dunnellon Historic District during Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2012.

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThis years contestants in the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, from left, were: Alora Thompson, Nicki Paden, Chelsea Dominey, Tiffany Burch and Brittany Lakhani. Paden, in her second year competing in the annual pageant, was crowned the winner. Lakhani was first runner-up while Burch was the second runner-up. Thompson and Dominey were crowned Miss Congeniality. DREW RONDEAU/For the Riverland NewsThe top four placers in the annual Little Mr. and Miss Dunnellon Pageant, from left, are: Parker Raulerson, first runner-up Little Mr. Dunnellon; Adrain Drew, Little Mr. Dunnellon; Brianna Patterson, Little Miss Dunnellon; and Amber Lynne Stivers, first runner-up Little Miss Dunnellon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrianna Patterson, second from left, was crowned Little Miss Dunnellon. Shes pictured with her mom, Jessica; dad, Mike; and brother, Austin. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsAdrain Drew was crowned Little Mr. Dunnellon 2012 Saturday during Boomtown Days Dunnellon. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsBrianna Patterson is crowned the 2012 Little Miss Dunnellon Pageant winner. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsNicki Paden was crowned the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Sunday during the annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon festival. Brittany Lakhani, not pictured, was first runner-up. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJessica Patterson takes pictures of her daughter, Brianna, during the pageant.

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Exercise group to host fundraiserThe LOL womens exercise group, which meets at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, will have a fundraiser by selling tickets for a beautiful homemade quilt. The drawing will be Saturday, May 5, at the First Saturday Festival in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Other items will be available for sale at this time, including an antique guitar. This is a benefit for Maggie McCombs, whose grandmother, Gert, is a resident of Rainbow Springs. Maggie, 21, is a student at San Antonio College. She worked in a dance studio where she also took lessons. She was shot five times on her way to her car by a suspected stalker and is paralyzed from the neck down. All proceeds will go toward her medical bills. She is presently in a rehabilitation center where she is learning to eat and use a wheelchair. For tickets, call Arlene Heaton at 489-1115 or Joan Cothern at 4650782.Rainbow Springs Garden Club to meetThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41. June Johnson will be the gust speak and will present a slide show about creating dry stream beds for ornamental and functional purposes in home landscaping. Come see how these hardscapes serve very practical purposes in your yards. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership (September through May) is $10; the guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 4899680. 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) 8612400.Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor FlightHighland Memorial Park will host a charity picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012. Highland Memorial Park is at 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala, two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex. Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Ocala Honor Flight 2012.Friends to host April book saleThe Dunnellon Friends of the Public Library will host its annual Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. All books will be 50 cents each; with a bag of books $2. For additional information, call the library at 438-2520. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. awarded first to Paden, who had her own fan base at the pageant, calling themselves Team Nicki, coming armed with posters and spirit for Paden. The next trophy given out was for Miss Congeniality, voted on by the contestants themselves, set a new record in the pageant with a tie for first. Thompson and Dominey, cousins, shared the honor. They agreed that it takes guts to stand in front of people and speak. Dominey spoke about the worldwide problem of texting while driving and how to take a stand against it. Thompson based her platform on beautifying Dunnellon and despite a shaky speech, her message came across clear to the crowd. Burch, the second runner-up, had a lot of support from the crowd during the pageant. Her platform, female empowerment, was very effective. Every woman should feel like shes special, Burch said, adding, I couldnt have chosen a better group of girls to experience this with. Lakhani was announced as first runner-up during the results. She spoke about being bully free and advocating for those who have been or are currently being bullied. Lakhani herself was a victim of indirect bullying and encourages others to stand up to their oppressors and talk to someone about it. Finally, the big winner, the title of Queen of the Rainbow 2012 was awarded to Paden, whose platform was skin cancer awareness and she plans to make it her goal to make the disease and prevention techniques known throughout the community. Paden has many plans, which include speaking with the state park on dedicating a day just for skin cancer awareness and having an assembly at Dunnellon High School on the topic during May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Its possible to have fun in the sun and also be safe, Paden said. Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 17 To Advertise in the Church DirectoryCall 489-2731For More Information 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. Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 20641 Chestnut Street Corner of Chestnut & Ohio Streets In The Historic District 489-2682 Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . 9:45 AM Worship . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Nursery Provided For All Servic es dunnpreschurch@bellsouth.net 000AVTQ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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Matthew 18:20711180 COMMUNITY BRIEFS QUEEN continued from page 1 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThis years contestants in the 60th annual Queen of the Rainbow Pageant, from left, were: Danielle Prinz, last years Queen of the Rainbow; Chelsea Dominey, Brittany Lakhani, Nicki Paden, Tiffany Burch and Alora Thompson Paden was crowned the winner. Lakhani was first runner-up while Burch was the second runner-up. Thompson and Dominey were crowned Miss Congeniality. Rainbow River cleanup slated May 19 The Rainbow River community cleanup will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Rio Vista Beach Park, north of Dunnellon. Volunteers are needed to help with this cleanup and will work different sections of the river in boats, kayaks and canoes. All debris collected will be brought back to the Rio Vista Park at noon for record keeping and disposal. Afterward, food and refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered. For more information or to sign up, call Jerry Rogers at 489-4648. It is important to know how many people will participate in order to provide sufficient food and beverage for all. Rainbow River Conservation Inc. has sponsored river clean-ups since 1980. Directions to the Rio Vista Park can be found on the Rainbow River Conservation website at www.Rainbow RiverConservation.com.

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 18 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Jody Weber, SoftballThe sophomore slugger is leading the Lady Tigers in RBIs. She was fearless at the plate during the district tournament, driving in runs against Crystal River and having one of two doubles in the title game against Tavares. Victor Chicas, Boys TrackThe junior distance runner placed fourth in regionals, qualifying for the state track and field championships in the 2-mile run with a time of 10:13.52. In the fall, Chicas qualified for the state cross country championships. Victor Chicas Jody Weber BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 22:C ongratulations: Sam Bass set a new high series record for Parkview Lanes with an 823 during the Wednesday Night Mens League April 18. His game scores were 299, 289 and 235. Sams previous honor scores at Parkview Lanes were an 815 series during the Wednesday Summer Scratch League in 2009 and a 300 game in the 2011 Wednesday Summer Scratch league. M onday Night S pecial: Handicap: Herb Newman 286; John Schott 278; Sam Bass 746; Todd Cridland 725; Reda Portnoy 256,695; K C Cridland 245; Candy Brooks 662. Scratch: Todd Cridland 269,719; Sam Bass 258,719; Brian Carney 672; K C Cridland 222,585; Dorine Fugere 212,557. S uncoast S eniors: H andicap: Marty Suehowicz 257,721; Jerry Ness 254,672; Julie Nagengast 237; Marylou Halovich 231; Pat Combs 637; Lynda Morgan 627. Scratch: Jerry Ness 245,645; Marty Su8ehowicz 225,625; Marylou Halovich 173; Pat Combs 169,457; Pat Tutewohl 417; Barb Steffen 417. Ladies C lassic: Handicap: Diana Plevell 287,714; Carol McHale 251,679. Scratch: Diana Plevell 215,498; Myla Wexler 179,483. Late S tarters: Handicap: Ted Rafanan 260,654; John Ortiz 230; Rich Soletto 634; Mary Skourn 255,713; Linda Vehrs 244; Alice Clini 642. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 257,645; Rich Soletto 209,610; Linda Vehrs 203; Mary Skourn 200,548; Bunny Jackson 479. Wednesday Night M en: Handicap: Dick Lenzen 318; Ives Chavez 313; Sam Bass 856; Dennis Bonnell 811. Scratch: Sam Bass 299,823; Dennis Bonnell 279,760. G ood Tim e B owlers: Handicap: Alan Murray 244,680; Bill Montross 240,635; Pat Stoner 241,667; Dorothy Larson 226; Barb McNally 613. Scratch: Alan Murray 201,551; Bill Montross 194,497; Pat Stoner 187,505; Janet Murray 175; Barb McNally 490. H older H otshots: Handicap: Chuck Hindbaugh 268,741; Jim Jermann 259; Larry Ovitt 716; Betty Rauch 272,749; Carolyn Handley 269,712. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 235,642; Murphy 181,483; Betty Rauch 180,473; Carolyn Handley 177; Judy Hindbaugh 445. Parkview O wls: Handicap: Wes Foley 305; John Saltmarsh 299; Damon Mills-Smith 787; Kenneth Folk 787; K E Conrad 779; Myla Wexler 301,798; Debbe Chung 296; Judy Timmons 794. Scratch: Wes Foley 268; John Saltmarsh 267,681; Charlie Stein 647; Myla Wexler 235,600; Darlene Arndt 203; Judy Timmons 578. B owlers O f T he Week: Mary Skourn, 134 pins over her average, and Sam Bass, 172 pins over his average. Wildlife officials to meet May 2 to 3 in Crystal River The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet May 2 to 3 at The Plantation Inn, Crystal River, to discuss several fish-and-wildlife conservation issues, including red snapper and roundscale spearfish management, anchoring and mooring, wild hog management and manatee zones. The May 2-3 dates reflect a change of schedule, but the location is the same. On the first day, following recognition of individual FWC employees for their marine fisheries conservation efforts, the focus shifts to the consent agenda, a report by FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley and staff updates on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Items on the marine fisheries agenda include final approval of amendments that would set the 2012 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season, and three of the consent agenda items: the management of roundscale spearfish and language updates to reef fish 000B8H7 Y o u r H o m e t o w n F i s h M a r k e t S i m p l y S e a f o o d LLC Tuesday Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 10am-3pm NOW ACCEPTING EBT Find us on Facebook SIMPLY SEAFOOD LLC 12149 S. Williams St., (Hwy. 41) Dunnellon 352-465-7887 FROZEN HOMEMADE FISH CAKES $ 2 00 ea. while supplies last DUNNELLON HIGH ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY SIMPLY SEAFOOD Thompson, Fagan sign letters of intent Al Davis, the longtime owner of the Oakland Raiders, consistently preached about a commitment to excellence. That same mantra could certainly apply to the Dunnellon High School softball program the past five years, during which the Lady Tigers qualified for the playoffs five times, winning three straight district championships and back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010, the latter year also concluding with a national championship. Now, the last remaining remnants of those teams is moving onto the collegiate level, but the example and dedication to excellence and hard work set by Haley Fagan and Alora Thompson, as well as others before them, have been passed down to the next generation of softball players to take the field at Dunnellon High. Fagan, the third of coach Kevin Fagans daughters to play for the Lady Tigers during their title run, will play next year for the University of South Alabama. Shell be the third Fagan to compete at the NCAA Division I level, joining older sisters, Kasey and Sami, both starters for the nationallyranked Florida softball program. Her prep career came to end before it even started though, as she tore the ACL in her right knee during the annual Powder Puff Football Game during Homecoming festivities last October. Lady Tigers finish second in district, qualify for playoffs The Dunnellon High School softball team finds itself in familiar territory, as the Lady Tigers qualified for the state playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Dunnellon made the postseason, thanks largely to fending off a feisty challenge from Crystal River, Thursday, April 19, in which the Lady Tigers thwarted a late-inning rally for a 5-4 victory putting them in the District 5A-7 title game against Tavares the following night. I think weve definitely come a long way since the start of the season both skill wise and team wise, senior Alyssa Claffey said. Like the coaches say, we have a sisterhood and its strong, and if we play our hearts out like I know we can I think well go as far as we want to. However, Dunnellon couldnt solve the Lady Bulldogs, losing 51, Friday, April 20. We played hard, we made some mistakes on defense that we just werent able to make up for offensively that night, sophomore Jody Weber exclaims. We had some key hits towards the end but it was quite enough for the win. Tavares was on, they played a great game and that just better prepared us for playoffs. Dunnellon opened the playoffs Rising to the challenge DHS opened playoffs Wednesday at Fivay AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News S ee TIGERS page 19 JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsABOVE: Alora Thompson, center, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate softball at the Colleg e of Central Florida. Standing next to Thompson, from left, are: CF coach Kerri Ryskamp; Thompsons mother, Holly, and her father-coach, Clay. BELOW: Haley Fagan signs her national letter of intent to play at the University of South Alabama. Pictured with F agan are her parents, Nancy and Kevin, as well as her younger brothers and sister. FWC to conduct meetings at The Plantation Inn JEFF BRYAN Riverland News S ee RISING page 19 S ee WILDL IFE page 19

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recreational bag limits and to the Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Program. Roundscale spearfish harvest has been prohibited in state waters since 1999 because the fish rarely come into Florida waters. The consent agenda item on roundscale spearfish will align how Florida manages roundscale spearfish with recent changes to federal management efforts. The proposed final rule would allow harvest of roundscale spearfish, adding it to the marlin and sailfish one-fish bag and possession limit. Also on the consent agenda are two draft rule items that propose updating rule language. These updates are part of a recent effort to clarify marine fisheries rules and make them easier to understand. The first change will update the multi-day charter trip and off-water possession limits for reef fish. The Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Program consent agenda item will make FWC rule match Florida Statute by shortening the length of time trap certificate fees can go unpaid before the certificate reverts back to the FWC and can no longer be reissued. Hunting issues are also on the consent agenda. Staff will request approval of rules to expand gray squirrel season on private lands and, in concert with this change, to retain current gray squirrel seasons on wildlife management areas and environmental areas. Next, the agenda turns to an anchoring and mooring pilot program ordinance for St. Petersburg. The city ordinance applies to anchoring or mooring non-live-aboard vessels outside the marked boundaries of public mooring fields. Approval by the Commission is required before the ordinance can be enforced. Following that, staff will report on wild hog management in Florida and how it provides for hunting opportunities and other tools to control feral hogs. Before recessing the May 2 portion of the twoday meeting, the public will be invited to comment on items not on the agenda. The second day also starts with recognition of conservation excellence and a presentation of a Youth Hunting Program Landowner of the Year award. Next on the agenda is a proposed rule to establish new state zones that limit allowable motorboat speeds in portions of Flagler County from May 1 to Sept. 7, remove existing zones in Flagler County that are a part of the Volusia County rule, and provide a reference to the location of maps illustrating the zones. An update on the Central Everglades Restoration Project is next, followed by other staff reports and public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting should advise the FWC at least five calendar days prior to the May 2 meeting by contacting the FWC's Office of Human Resources at 850488-6411. If you are hearingor speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice). To see the full agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC. com/Commission. Vice Mayor F.C. Stark if the Lipscomb applying for the same special exemption was the same one who had previously done business in South Carolina, Turner replied: I believe so, but I cannot speak for him. Stark then questioned the stereotypes of Internet cafs, because of the payoffs for their sweepstakes prizes. You dont consider this gambling? he asked Turner. I dont believe so, Turner said. It is gambling my friend, I dont care how you look at it, thats what this is, Stark said. Turner sought to continue just what an Internet caf provides for its customers. He said they offer business-relates services such as faxes, copies and provide customers with access to the Internet so they can create documents for presentations, school and work as well as apply for jobs online. Its more office oriented, he explained. We do more than what you think they do. Stark then asked what the percentage of customers who use the cafs for gaming purposes compared to those using them for businessrelated purposes. Im not sure of the exact numbers, Id 60 percent for gaming and Internet purposes, he said, noting more than 300 of their current clientele at On Top of the World come from Dunnellon, Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs and Williston. With no ordinances or special restrictions in place, the Council voiced its concern about what allowing such a business to open without legal guidelines to police them. Turner pointed out to officials that theres never been an incident in which clients or the cafs were robbed and there have been no legal problems with law enforcement at any of their locations throughout the county. Still, Police Chief Joanne Black told the Council without guidelines and regulations in place, it would be difficult to monitor the facility for inappropriate actions. We dont want to have any more issues arise in the city that would jeopardize our citizens, she added. As the hearing closed, the Council didnt appear to favor approving the special exemption. Councilman Dennis Evans made a motion to approve it, for conversation purposes; however, no other official seconded it and the request died. In other action, the Council: Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with Kimley-Horn & Associates for Park Avenue and Ohio Street water main extension and hydrant installation. Ratified and authorized the mayor to sign a proclamation in honor of Dunnellon Boomtown Days. Ratified and authorized the mayor to sign a proclamation in honor of National Day of Prayer, scheduled for Thursday, May 3. Approved a proclamation for Municipal Clerks Week, which is from April 29 to May 5. 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Slams: Bob Fitterman and Mary Anderson 6H; and Bob Fitterman and Bill Smead, 6S. CA F continued from page 1 Wednesday in the regional quarterfinals at Fivay High School. Results were not available at press time. Fivay, the winners of the District 5A-7 tournament, is located in Pasco County, is about a 90-minute drive. If the Lady Tigers win, theyll advance to the regional semifinals against the winner of TavaresPasco Dade City. The date, time and location of that potential contest was not available at press time. I think we will do very well in (the playoffs), Eleanor Goodloe, freshman, said. We have worked hard for this moment and have come a long way. TIGERS continued from page 18 Almost completely recovered from surgery, Fagan said shes been running and started hitting again with her fathers assistance. She explained most of her running has been straight ahead, not lateral movements. During her three-year high school career, Fagan was just as much of a feared hitter as her sisters. A starter since her freshman campaign, she hit .400 or better all three years, including a careerbest .465 her junior season. She finished with 33 doubles, six triples and six homers. As a sophomore, she hit .430 from the plate, including 32 RBIs during the national title run. One of her homers put the Lady Tigers in the state title game that season. South Alabama is a relative newcomer to the NCAA Division I level, not something lost on Fagan. Its a newer program, but its something Id like to help be a part of, something Id like to help build, she explained about her decision-making process by spurning offers from other established programs, including the Lady Gators. Its exciting, its an exciting opportunity. Not playing with Kasey or Sami will certainly be different, Fagan said. Even when I was younger, I was also playing on the older teams with them, she added, noting she plans on becoming a registered nurse. Itll be different not playing with them, but I know theyll be supportive of me and cheering me on. For me, personally, South Alabama was a better fit. I just loved the campus, the girls and the coaches. No other place stood out like it did. Disappointed her prep career was short, shes focusing on Travel Ball this summer. Shell play for Team North Florida, which won the national championship a year ago. Im eager to get back in the swing of it, she said. Thompson, who signed with nearby the College of Central Florida in Ocala, has had a breakthrough season for coach and father, Clay, foresaw. The Lady Tigers centerfielder is hitting a team-best .488 with eight double and three triples, while driving in 30 runs. Overall, shes in the top 10 of every offense category in state for centerfielders. She was also key in the state title game, which Dunnellon went on to to win and helping capture the national championship. Thompson, then a sophomore, swiped third base before scoring the game-winning run against Naples. Im very excited just to go to the collegiate level and play, Thompson, who competed in the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant this past weekend, said. To just be able to go on to the next level and do something I love is exciting. Reuniting with coach Fagan, an assistant at CF, is also an added bonus. Its going to be like old times, Im sure hes going to push me just hard, if not harder, while Im there, said Thompson, who plans to major in occupational therapy. Lady Patriot coach Kerri Ryskamp said shes excited to land a recruit who can play multiple positions. Were just excited, she explained. (Alora) comes from a great program; shes a very stable kid and a great student. Were very excited to have her join our program. With Fagan and Thompson signing scholarships, it marks the eighth and ninth members of the 2010 National Championship team to earn scholarships and play collegiately. 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20 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES Are you hungry for a sweet treat but dont have the time or energy to create something from scratch? These no-fuss dessert recipes are sure to delight. Start with convenient ingredients, such as Sara Lee Pound Cake, and make a few easy enhancements. In no time, you can put together an Easy Trifle, Pound Cake SMores, or even a Classic Strawberry Shortcake. With a few extra minutes, you can create a delectable Banana Nut Pound Cake Pudding, or Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle perfect for sharing any day of the week. All of these easy recipes can be made with Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, too. The pre-sliced and individuallywrapped slices are ideal for making perfectly-portioned desserts or snacks. Get more delicious, no-fuss recipes at www.saraleedesserts.com. And to get recipes and tips delivered to your inbox, sign up for a free newsletter at www.saraleedesserts.com/enews-sign-up. Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle Easy Trifle Banana Nut Pound Cake Pudding Pound Cake SMoresEasy TriflePrep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 1/2 cup Greek peach yogurt 1 cup light whipped topping, divided 1/4 cup sliced fresh peaches 1/4 cup whole raspberries 1 tablespoon toasted almonds Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions. Cut thawed pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Mix yogurt with 1/2 cup light whipped topping, reserving remaining whipped topping for later. Put two parfait glasses on a work surface. Layer 1/4 of the pound cake cubes into each glass. Top each with 1 tablespoon sliced fresh peaches and whole rasp berries, and 1/4 yogurt mixture. Repeat layers, ending with yogurt. Top with remaining light whipped topping and toasted almonds. Tip: You can make this recipe for more people, by scaling up the ingredients and presenting in a pretty glass bowl.Pound Cake SMoresPrep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup mini marshmallows 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts (optional) Preheat oven to 400F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place each pound cake slice on the bottom of the baking pan. Top each slice with 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows. Bake for 5 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and lightly toasted. Top with peanuts, if desired. To cook in microwave: Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions and place each pound cake slice on a microwave-safe plate. Top each slice with 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows. Microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds or until marshmallows and chocolate chips are slightly melted. Top with peanuts, if desired.Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate DrizzlePrep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 1/2-inch pineapple rings 2 small scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup chocolate sauce Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions. Pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium. Brush each slice of pound cake with melted butter. Grill pineapple slices 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and caramelized on both sides. While pineapple is grilling, place pound cake slices on the grill for 1 to 2 min utes per side, or until each side is lightly golden brown. Top pound cake slices with grilled pineapple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or other desired flavor). Finish with a chocolate sauce drizzle.Banana Nut Pound Cake PuddingPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 4 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package of Sara Lee Pound Cake 2 eggs 1 cup half and half 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 small ripe bananas, thinly sliced 1/2 cup candied pecans (optional) Whipped topping (optional) Preheat oven to 325F. Thaw 4 pound cake slices according to package directions. Cut pound cake slices into 1/2-inch squares and place on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Whisk eggs, half and half, vanilla and brown sugar until well blended. Set aside. Spray a 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray. If using, sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans onto prepared baking dish. Top with toasted pound cake and banana slices and pour egg mixture on top. Press down pound cake cubes with back of spoon to sub merge completely; let stand 10 minutes. If using, sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking 15 minutes or until eggs are set. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

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22 Riverland News, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO 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. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 208-0426 RIV5/14 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/14/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Lien Notices Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. JHMCB7647LC020046 1990 HONDA April 26, 2012. Lien Notices 209-0426 RIV 5/9 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 05/09/2012, 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. 1FALP524XSA113737 1995 FORD April 26, 2012. 207-0426 RIVJavorsky, Carrie 2012-CP-401 (F) Notice to Creditors (Summ. Admin)PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-401 (F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF CARRIE JAVORSKY a/k/a CARRIE J. JAVORSKY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of CARRIE JAVORSKY a/k/a CARRIE J. JAVORSKY, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-401 (F), by the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was November 6, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $2,244 plus exempt assets, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: James K. Javorsky, 480 Teel Road, Winchendon, MA 01475 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is April 19, 2012. Person Giving Notice: James K. Javorsky 480 Teel Road, Winchendon, Massachusetts 01475 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 www.flprobate.net April 19 and 26, 2012. 210-0503 RIVCooke, Janet M. 2012 CP 353 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2012 CP 353 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET M. COOKE a/k/a JANET MERRY COOKE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JANET M. COOKE a/k/a JANET MERRY COOKE, deceased, whose date of death was January 20, 2012, and whose Social Security Number is 034-24-5239 File Number 2012 CP 353 (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. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ ELIZABETH HILDRETH GROH Personal Representative of the Estate of JANET M. COOKE a/k/a JANET MERRY COOKE 10 Dowitcher Way, San Rafael, California 94901 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq., Florida Bar No.: 0070201 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-4011 April 26 and May 3, 2012. 211-0503 RIVCahill Jr., John Clarke 2012 CP 388 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2012 CP 388 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN CLARKE CAHILL, JR. a/k/a JOHN C. CAHILL, JR. a/k/a JOHN C. CAHILL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN CLARKE CAHILL, JR. a/k/a JOHN C. CAHILL, JR. a/k/a JOHN C. CAHILL, deceased, whose date of death was January 17, 2012, and whose Social Security Number is 016-32-3253, File Number 2012 CP 388 (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. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ SEAN B. CAHILL Personal Representative of the Estate of JOHN CLARKE CAHILL, JR. 8 Indian Path, Hanson, Massachusetts 02341 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Joel O. Parker, Esq., Florida Bar No.: 0070201 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-4011 April 26 and May 3, 2012. 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