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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 05-03-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 3, 2012Vol 30 No. 28 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING 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 at bnagele11 @bellsouth.net. Rainbow River cleanup May 19The 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 cleanups since 1980. Directions to the Rio Vista Park can be found on the Rainbow River Conservation website at www.RainbowRiver Conservation.com.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson CenResidents still flush with frustration That 25 percent surcharge the city is tacking on to Rainbow Springs residents' water/sewer bills is not going away, not after officials finally revealed it was a key point in purchasing the Rainbow Springs Utility system. Former County Commissioner Barbara Fitos issued a storm warning at the onset of the meeting telling residents to remain civil until all presentations were complete, or else she would cancel the meeting. Were going to conduct this meeting with dignity and respect that you all embody, she told the crowd. Respect the dignity of the Rainbow Springs POA and the city staff. Residents' anger, simmering after the warning, finally boiled over during a presentation from Andy Burnham of Burnham & Associates discussing water rates, the same study residents were already privy to when the city purchased the system in December. More than an hour into the meeting, Burt Eno, Ph.D, and Walter McLellan interrupted the presentation after other residents began to grumble. Its apparent this meeting has been hijacked by the city, Eno told the crowd. McLellan not so subtly told AlPolice: Man pilfers beer 55-year-old charged with felony If Michael Wesson were a cat, then the Texas transient just used up his ninth life. Wesson, 55, was charged with felony petit theft April 25, according to an arrest report, which noted he has eight prior convictions for theft, the most recent convictions being August 2005 and December 2001. The report stated Wesson attempted to take two 24-packs of Busch beer from Walmart, valued at $29.94, walking past the point of sale when a Walmart Asset Protection Coordinator apprehended Wesson before authorities arrived. Upon speaking with the defendant, the report stated, Wesson admitted to stealing the two cases of beer, because he said he didnt have any money or any access to money. His bond is set at $2,000. At press time Tuesday, Wesson remained in the Marion County Jail. Man charged with aggravated batteryA 20-year-old Dunnellon man faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of violation of probation (possession of cannabis, less than 20 grams, and obstructing an officer without violence), according to police reports. According to a report, Aaron J. Williams did actually touch or strike a female against her will and while knowing the victim was pregnant Flame of hope Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsLt. Sue Webb, right, carries the torch as she helps lead walkers on the third annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run April 24 along U.S. 41, as motorists pass by the group of walkers and runners as they make their way toward the Downtown Historic District. DPD, Special Olympics carry on tradition of Torch Run It might have taken just a minute to light the torch, but once lit, a raucous crowd gathered at Wal-Mart let out a large cheer. And so the flame of hope carried on April 24 for the third annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run, as it wound its way south on U.S. 41 toward the Downtown Historic District more than 150 law enforcement officers, administrative staff, volunteers and special VIP guests and athletes started the 1.3mile run/walk. The enthusiasm continued as participants made their way down the streets, as passing motorists honked and waved at those making the journey through town. The torch run is to honor the essence of the Special Olympics worldwide crusade, Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black said, and conveys a message of hope to every community where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and a chance to excel without barriers. As the runners and walkers crossed along West Pennsylvania Avenue, they were greeted to the sounds of cheers, applause and Queens We Are the Champions. The special athletes in attendance raised their arms and pumped their fists, exchanging high fives with anyone in close proximity in the parking lot of the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store before making the short trek to Abigails Caf. There, they were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of other treats, as well as ice cream donated by Penn Station Deli & Grill. Once full, they made their way back to the parking area at the thrift store to show off their dance skills. StuABOVE: Cpl. Bruce Arnold of the Dunnellon Police Department helps a Special Olympian across West Pennsylvania Avenue to the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store as walkers complete their 1.3-mile trek. BELOW: A Special Olympian raises his arms in triumph after completing the journey from Wal-Mart to the Historic District. Tigers-to-be see glimpse of future Dunnellon Middle School eighth-graders caught a small glimpse of high school life and what it has to offer in the halls of academia. On Monday and Tuesday, students were given brief tours of the school, but more importantly got an opportunity to see the opportunities the school offered in academics, clubs and organizations. Its always an exciting time when we welcome the eighth-graders to Tiger Country, DHS Principal Michelle Lewis said. We believe that the personal connections we make with students is one of the major reasons why we have repeatedly had the highest graduation rate in Marion County. The personal touch that is a part of our Eighth-graders tour DHS, see what it has to offer JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FLAME page 16 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See POLICE page 3 Michael Wesson JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FUTURE page 3 Surcharge key to purchase of utility system, official says JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FLUSH page 3 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsChris Fortune, left, and Jacob Furr, Dunnellon High students, explain the journalism program to middle school eighth-graders during Tiger Encounter.

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You might have fond summertime memories of tubing down the cool waters of the Rainbow River. Or maybe you know of the water body that leisurely snakes its way through the Dunnellon area, but have never made the trip to visit it. On May 16, you have the chance to do more than skim the surface of this unspoiled Florida gem dive into the details at the Get out and Explore event hosted by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an optional canoe/kayak paddle from 3 to 5 at Rainbow Springs State Park, 19158 S.W. 81st Place Road. Participants will hike the nature trails along the river and learn about the plants and wildlife that surround it. University of Florida research scientists will give water quality demonstrations and other experts will explain how groundwater is connected to springs and rivers. Program attendees will also learn about what lives in the springs, including aquatic vegetation, fish and insects. The adventurous can participate in the optional canoe/kayak trip down the Rainbow River. All attendees will receive indoor and outdoor water efficiency kits and packets of educational materials to bring home. The $7 fee (due with registration by May 8) will cover materials, refreshments and lunch. For more information or to register, call 352671-8400 or visit www.getoutandexplore. eventbrite.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 000B47B 000B7GD Graduation 2 0 1 2 2012 Businesses, Parents, & Grandparents Students Name: School: Personal Message: Your Name: Address: Phone Number: Email for Proof: Call for Credit Card # Payment Amount: Check # Please include a self addressed stamped envelope if you would like your photo back. Mail to: Riverland News, 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432 or email cgaouette@riverlandnews.com Ad Deadline: May 30, 2012 Publication Date: June 7, 2012 2 col. (3.389) x 2 $39.00 2 col. (3.389) x 3 $55.50 2 col. (3.389) x 4 $72.00 Tell the special graduate in your workplace or in your life how much you care. Print an inspiring message in the Special Graduation Pages of Call Cheryl at (352) 489-2731 to reserve your space. Includes a photo of the graduate at no extra charge. Summer Rates Beginning May 1st. 9 Holes Walking $11 9 Holes Riding $14 000BBKJ (L IMITED TO ONE SPECIAL PER DAY E XPIRES 10/31/12. ) Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon All day (352) 489-4566 www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com 18 Holes Walking $14 18 Holes Riding $19 Food, Soft Drinks & Cold Beer Available SUMMER SPECIAL Rates after 3pm Daily $12 Walk or Ride Unlimited Golf Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 6/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AID FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee BC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000BAY1 NEW LOCATION MAY 1ST Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 City celebrates Arbor Day ABOVE: Jan DeWitt of DeWitts Nursery, Nancy OBrien, vice-chairwoman of the Tree Board; Councilwoman Penny Fleeger; Mayor Fred Ward; and Ron Senykoff, alternate member of the Tree Board shovel dirt back in place after officials celebrated Arbor Day Friday, April 28, at City Hall. Dunnellon has been named Tree City USA for the second straight year. Officials planted a Live Oak. BELOW: Greg Barton, a Marion County Forester with the Florida Forest Service, provides guidance as he helps employees with DeWitts Nursery plant the tree. LEFT: Employees with DeWitts Nursery, from left, Dave Matthews, Kevin Shepard and Chris Gaunt work to firmly secure the new tree in place on the east side of the City Hall building.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Get out, explore Rainbow Springs

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geire if she was going to answer the three questions residents wanted answers to theyd all leave. First, McLellan asked, is the city going to drop the surcharge? As Algiere explained the answer for the surcharge, residents in the crowd shouted yes or no? No, she finally responded when asked if city officials would eliminate the surcharge. Secondly, McLellan querried, is the city using the profits and funneling them to help pay for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications? Algiere said while the law does allow for enterprise funds to be used for general budget purposes, putting enterprise money toward expenses of another enterprise entity such as Greenlight won't happen. If it did, she explained, it would be done so as a loan to be repaid to the enterprise operation issuing the loan. Algiere also told residents the city has never mixed funds into the general budget. In his final question, McLellan asked Algiere if the city would review its tiered rate structure on an annual basis. She said the City Council would do that, having put it in place to review rates on a yearly basis. As part of the meeting, Bryant informed residents the recently purchased utility system will need about $3.5 million in repairs and upgrades in the next five to 15 years. Part of offsetting the cost, Algiere said, is building reserves through the 25 percent surcharge, which was a key factor in purchasing the decades-old facility. I know some of you disagree with the city that this is just a way for us to generate more revenue, she explained. But its not. It does cost us more to operate this facility. school culture begins now for our incoming eighth-graders. Those soon-to-be freshmen didnt just speak with future instructors, also talking to their peers, those already involved in the programs since entering Dunnellon High. Having the students with us for several hours during a school day allows them to see, hear, and get a feel for what a day at DHS is like, Lewis explained. It allows us to meet and begin the process of getting to know one another. Its nice to hear about what programs we offer, but it is even better for the students to have the opportunity to see the programs in action and hear firsthand from the teachers and high school students. Students caught glimpses of programs such as Music, Culinary, Early Childhood, Business, Digital Video, Drama, Fashion Design, AFJROTC, Journalism, Art, Allied Health, Construction, Power Academy and Agri Technology. They were given information about each program and asked questions about the specifics of those classes. It gives you a great opportunity later in life, said Tania Ceniceros, who is leaning toward entering the high schools journalism program. Rose Thomas, a dean at Dunnellon Middle School, said it is important for the students to know whats available in terms of the academics at the high school. She said theyre already familiar with the athletic programs because most of the students have been to sporting events, such as a football or basketball game. They really dont see what its all about from inside until they get here, Thomas explained. They get to see that they still have classes, they still have work to do. But its important for them to see they have a lot of options, they get to see it from the inside and they get to talk about it with their peers. Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 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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Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000BB47 Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Solution to puzzle on page 10 City Council recognizes National Municipal Clerks Week JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon City Council presented the citys clerk staff with a proclamation, marking this week as National Municipal Clerks Week, which runs through May 5. Presenting the proclamation to staff, from left, are: F.C. Stark, vice mayor; Mandy Roberts, clerk; Penny Fleeger, councilwoman; Michelle Leonard, clerk; Loretta Barton, clerk; Frances Daniel, clerk; Fred Ward, mayor; Lynne McAndrew, councilwoman; and Dennis Evans, councilman. at the time of the offense. Following a verbal argument with the victim, Williams grabbed her from behind and wrapped both his arms around her chest/ stomach and picked her up, the report stated, in an attempt to prevent the victim from walking away. After Williams let her go, Williams and the victim engaged in another physical confrontation in which Williams bit her in the area of her right shoulder. According to the report, the victim is seven months pregnant, which Williams knew.Man charged with criminal mischiefA 29-year-old Illinois man was charged with criminal mischief April 25, after breaking a window in a residence with his arms and hands, a police report stated. According to the report, James. T. Rogers intentionally broke a glass window in a residence in the 11800 block of Illinois Street after having an altercation with Travis Royal, who asked Rogers to leave after his motherin-law arrived at the home. The report stated Rogers refused to leave and started a verbal altercation that turned physical inside the residence. The physical altercation continued outside, where Rogers threw several punches, which were unsuccessful. According to the report, after the altercation ended, Royal went back inside the residence and saw Rogers walk toward the Circle K on U.S. 41. However, while inside the house, Rogers returned and used his fists and arms to break the window as he shouted profanities at Royal, who exited the residence only to be confronted by Rogers. Royal once again, the report stated, defended himself against Rogers, who started throwing punches. The report stated Royal told Rogers to leave the property again, at which time he did, heading toward the Circle K. Law enforcement personnel found Rogers in the parking lot of the Circle K, covered in blood with multiple lacerations to his arms and hands. Officer Mike Miley observed the defendant stumbling around as he was walking. Upon making contact with Rogers, the report stated, Miley could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Rogers. According to the report, as Rogers was being treated by medical personnel, Miley asked him what had occurred to which Rogers stated: Travis busted those windows out, he punched the window. Not me, he did this. The report stated Royal was not injured in any way. Rogers then stated: I respect law enforcement, but nothing happened. Im not a punk. Royal, the report stated, did not wish to press charges against Rogers for battery. Rogers was taken to Timberidge Medical Center for treatment; after being medically cleared, he was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $250 and was bonded out April 25, according to jail records. POLICE continued from page 1 FUTURE continued from page 1 FLUSH continued from page 1

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River views Two wrongs dont make a rightMany of you know me as a columnist for the Riverland News. I am also a resident of Rainbow Springs. It is in that capacity that I write this letter. I spoke of it in my column once because it was a topic that was hot in Dunnellon. I write of it now as a private citizen. Due to a previous commitment, I was unable to attend the recent meeting with city officials and the residents at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. I heard it was brutal, so I am glad I didnt go. To be honest, I probably would not have attended even if my mother didnt have to go for blood tests that morning. You see, when I mentioned to one of the organizers that I disagreed with boycotting the local businesses I was attacked for having a difference of opinion. Right then and there, I decided I could not deal with someone whos mentality is my way or the highway. I have never agreed with an us against them mentality. No matter how much we dislike each other we are in this world together and we need each other. In my opinion, there is no us or them. Both sides of this mess handled things improperly. Rainbow Springs residents should not be boycotting local businesses. Nor should sub-contractors be spit on and verbally harassed because they are laying fiber, both of which have happened. Sending foul and vile messages to City Hall is immature. Damaging or denigrating city property is illegal; all of those things have occurred. I ask my fellow residents to question our Property Owners Association about why they didnt bring the option of purchasing our water supply to the residents. They knew it was for sale, yet they did nothing. We may not be in this mess if you did that first. Instead you want us to purchase a dilapidated club house? Every human on this planet needs water. Not every one plays golf. Now it is the citys turn. I have not received a proper answer when I ask, if the Rainbow Springs Utility Company, the previous owner, can supply my water for $43 a month, why is the city charging me $103 to supply the same water? You must see our side of this. You offer us nothing in return. We cannot vote in Dunnellon and we dont get any City amenities. Why should we pick up the tab for a city that gives us nothing in return? You dont make any attempt to sit down with us and discuss our concerns. Instead you offer to educate us on conservation. That is condescending and insulting. What benefit do Rainbow Springs residents get from this deal? Nothing, nada, zip, ziltch! Your attitude toward us is tough. No one wants to be treated that way. Last year, the city inspectors gave our water supply the A-OK. Now that they own it, they tell us it is out of date and No side is right in this fight If you see it, clean it S o now that Ive gone back to work full time after almost three years, weve had to come up with some new house rules. Sure, we have whoever doesnt work that day cooks supper and the first one home lets the dog out. But the one I like the best is if you see it, clean it. Have I mentioned before that Russell is a neat freak and Im not? It isnt that I dont like a clean house, its just that it never seems dirty to me. So now if one of us is walking along and sees some dust, dirt, grime, grease, spilled spaghetti or whatever, we dont whine about it. We dont complain. We dont lay blame. We simply clean it up. If you see a cobweb, knock it down. If you notice a ring around the bathtub, its time to get the cleanser out. It sounds simple enough doesnt it? Yes, in theory it should work. Except now that were playing tit for tat, we have to make it known when one of us does something good. Wow, look at all the dirt I just swept up. My goodness, it was hard getting this gunk up off the floor. Or have you ever seen such a mess in here? Oh, the theatrics could go on and on. Last week, there were three tiny leaves on the kitchen floor and I wondered if Russell had planted them there to see if Id pick them up. So very quickly I threw them in the trash. Hes not going to trick me that easily. Isnt it funny, the games couples play, without even knowing were playing. Making up the rules as we go; of course, we both have a complete different set of rules, all geared to our liking. At least our house is getting cleaned ... or is it? If he is ignoring everything the way I am, this might not work out very well. What drives me crazy the most is on the weekends when Ive been cleaning all day and then he walks in and does the white glove test on the only spot I havent cleaned. Its usually the top of the refrigerator or some remote place where nobody would ever look anyway. Ggrrr ... these neat freaks drive me crazy. I know exactly where he gets it from. His mother is the same exact way. You will never see a house cleaner than hers. You know the sparkling shower on the Scrubbing Bubbles television commercial that looks like nobody has ever used it? Yep, thats what hers looks like all the time. Therefore, our house always gets cleaned top to bottom right before she visits. So I told my husband if we invite his mom over twice a year, we can do all our spring cleaning and our fall cleaning and be done with it. However, this is a man who vacuums every day. He scrubs the kitchen floor with a Magic Eraser. The pool cannot have one bug in it. How can I possibly win this one? The biggest complaint I hear from my friends and co-workers is that their husbands dont help around the house. So I guess Im lucky I dont have that problem. Yet, its very hard living with The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VIEW LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY D ont worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln When I first broke into the paying ranks of journalism as a sports correspondent, I sought recognition for an average job well done. As I grew in the field and my writing became better and I learned other skill sets, I continued to thirst for praise. Finally, as best as I can recall, a person whom Id done a story on walked through our office doors and handed me a thank-you card for a job well done. Admittedly, I was pretty giddy. My then-boss walked out of his office as I was reading the card, stood behind me and read it over my shoulder. We both finished reading the note at the same time, he patted me on the shoulder and said thats the best recognition a community journalist can ever receive. I tucked the note back in the envelope and filed it in my desk drawer, and rapped on the door to my boss office. So what did you mean by that? I said, still wet behind the ears and baby faced as a college graduate could be. He explained that praising me was different than a reader doing so. The difference, he said, was knowing you had made an impact in the community. That speaks a lot more volume than me telling you youve done a great job, he noted. The more impact you have in a community, the more trust you earn; the more trust you earn, the more they trust you, the larger the impact you can have at a community newspaper. Those words resonated loudly that day in his corner office; however, I can assure you its still nice getting the occasional atta boy! from the boss on occasions. Still, as Ive continued refining my skills throughout my journalism career and developing other skills sets in the business, theres nothing more I enjoy hearing from the public about the great jobs Ive done covering stories in and around town. In the past 20 months since walking through the door at Riverland News, Ive heard many positive comments about the paper, especially most recently with the citys controversial stance about its 25 percent surcharge for utility customers now serviced by the city of Dunnellon. Shortly after joining the Riverland News and having some early success, the running joke, especially with Skipper Dickman, our former ad sales representative, was how my head and ego wouldnt be able to fit through my ofEditor is gonna need a new office door soon A s the continuing bad blood spills over in the fight about tiered water rates and unscrupulous surcharges, we wonder who is really right and who is really wrong. First, the city has mishandled this whole takeover in poor fashion; poor communication is the key. Springing this on residents during the holidays was ill-conceived; more so, not properly planning for upset residents to be able to attend the meeting to be heard was erroneous. Second, poor wording was used when the purchase was brought to the City Council in late December. Mayor Fred Wards because we can mantra has been quoted more than we can care to count and is likely to make the list of 2012 catch phrases. Third, absurd accusations from Councilwoman Penny Fleeger were brought to public light. Of course, covering this issue is important; however, its gotten to the point just when we thought city officials were on the correct path, they drop the ball inside their own red zone and it starts all over again. We could attempt to ask for a replay, but this whole fiasco is like asking collegiate officials for a playoff system in NCAA Division I football. They tell sports fans its not about the money too, and we certainly dont buy that line theyre feeding us. City officials arent the only ones to blame in this fiasco. Several Rainbow Springs residents have pushed for a boycott of businesses, certainly not fully aware of the impact it has on folks who operate said businesses in the community, as well as this newspaper. Business owners, unless residents of the city, have no vote in elections; however, thats not to say business owners should not speak up. Of course, business owners have a voice that has remained mostly silent as past decisions have been ignored (i.e. red-light camera installations and the uproar about the citys purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility System.) Why the Chamber of Commerce has not gone to bat for its members and its nonmembers is baffling to say the least. Most Chamber officials have been silent, and unwilling to take a stance. Perhaps its out of fear theyll not get those special event permits for Jazz Up and Boomtown Days, leaving the fate of the organization at an uncertain crossroad. As for the Rainbow Springs residents who dont believe they are a part of Dunnellon, that they have no obligations toward the city, we certainly disagree to an extent. We understand your frustrations with the unscrupulous surcharge Audrey Beem See OUR VIEW page 6 See JERSEY GIRL page 6 Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 6 See LETTERS page 5

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 5 needs to be replaced. Well, which is it? Honestly, I dont know what the answer is. Annexation is out of the question. It would only bring on more charges that limited income residents cant afford. Yes, Rainbow Springs has many limited-income residents, myself among them. All I know is we need to act civilly toward one another. Valid questions need to be answered. The city needs to treat us with respect and give us something in return. If you want us to invest in Dunnellon tell us what our return will be. Kathleen Wallace Rainbow Springs Officials took wrong approach with residents People dont want to hear what you have to say until youve first heard the burning issues on their minds. Dunnellon officials overlooked this fact at the April 25 joint meeting, spending their time telling Rainbow Springs residents why Dunnellon purchased the Rainbow Springs utility, raised water rates and installed a 25 percent surcharge. City officials clearly expected dissention, evidenced by facilitator Barbara Fitos introduction to the meeting. Ms. Fitos pronouncements were akin to a teacher admonishing a rowdy class of elementary students the first day of school. These adults, however, were not keen on being admonished for behavior that hadnt occurred. Sadly, Ms. Fitos comments virtually insured it. The presence of a police officer further suggested Dunnellon fully intended to exert control. Nevertheless, Rainbow Springs residents, having also been told they could ask questions after Dunnellons presentations listened respectfully, if impatiently. Had city officials spent more time listening instead of telling residents to behave themselves or theyd be removed, the meeting might have been more productive. Tensions overflowed after utility rate consultant Andy Burnums presentation droned on with pages of statistics and bar charts requiring far more time than available to digest. References to Rainbow Springs residents need to conserve water set off a firestorm, after which at least half the residents stormed out. Conservation was never the issue for the majority of RS residents. The 25 percent Rainbow Springs surcharge is. Remaining residents listened sadly to neighbors frustration, knowing the meeting accomplished little other than exacerbating hard feelings between Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. It was apparent Dunnellon intended to enforce the 25 percent Rainbow Springs surcharge. Having no illusions about turning the angry tide, I nevertheless offer the following: Dunnellons acquisition of the RS utility, according to City Mgr. Algiere, doubled the citys base of utility customers. Therefore, Rainbow Springs utility customers are a priority customer group. She also said the 25 percent Rainbow Springs surcharge will pay for, debt service, capital improvements and liability. Assuming debt service means debt incurred for the utility purchase, Rainbow Springs customers are therefore subsidizing Dunnellons purchase of it. City engineer Louis Bryant listed potential plans for capital improvements in Rainbow Springs, including upgrading water lines and installing fire hydrants, with a timeline of 5 to 15 years. What wasnt discussed was how these potential plans for improvements fit into Dunnellons overall plan? Perhaps everyone might agree that fire hydrants are good. Rainbow Springs residents would save up to 20 percent on their homeowners insurance by having one near their homes, offsetting at least a portion of rate increases and facilitating the fastest response times in the event of fire. Upgrading water lines and hydrants has begun in city limits (the Historic District). However, since Rainbow Springs customers represent half of Dunnellons utility customers and are footing part of the bill for city purchase of their utility, making capital improvements in RS would seem a priority, if one considers the business acumen of doing so. Improving relations between Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs will require more than installing fire hydrants and upgrading lift stations. But it might be a prudent and politically savvy place to start. Kathryn Taubert Rainbow Springs Leaning toward no, but more info neededRe: Purchase of Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. Should the POA purchase the golf course and club facilities, hereinafter referred to as the club, for the benefit of the residents of Rainbow Springs? Well, if the letters in last weeks Riverland News are any indication, there are a number of people who have all of the information they need to clearly voice their opinions to vote No. In truth, I am also leaning in that direction, but only leaning at this time. The current owner of the facilities, Kasmark, has been actively trying to sell the facilities for approximately one year; they have even approached Marion County and offered the club for their consideration. Who, if anyone, will eventually purchase the club and what will they do with it? Will the club even sell at all and, if not, what will Kasmark do? The writer of one of these letters questions how much he would have to pay so a few neighbors (can) chase a little white ball as though only those ball chasers would benefit. I would ask this person to consider the community beach on the river and whether it can be considered as a community asset that benefits every resident of Rainbow Springs; then visit the beach every day for one week to see how few of the residents actually use it. Another letter writer thinks that citing the club as being beneficial to property values, as the POA BOD has done, is convoluted thinking. He also implies that the money required to purchase the club (a one-time payment of approximately $1,100 and annual operational assessments of approximately $125) are equivalent to the unfair water rates charged by the city of Dunnellon. I would ask this person to consider the impact on property values if the golf course was left untended and allowed to become a weed field or if the clubhouse became a vacant, deteriorating hulk? In such an event, would the value of properties go down more than $1,100? Yet another letter writer complains that the increased cost of being either a golf or social member of the club, combined with loss of good services has caused the demise of many social activities that used to be held at the clubhouse before Kasmark took ownership. (The letter references only Wacky Wednesday but other activities, such as various club meetings and ceramics, exercise and other classes have also been terminated). The letter then goes on to lament the fact that our neighborhood is apathetic when compared to surrounding communities when it comes to active community socializing. I would ask this person to consider the impact on community socializing if, for the cost of approximately $125 per year, every resident of Rainbow Springs was a social member of the club who could schedule dinner gatherings, club meetings, ceramics, exercise and water aerobic classes, etc. Could there be much more of an incentive than a vibrant community center for the residents to become participants in community activities? Yes, I am leaning toward the no side of the question of purchasing the golf course and clubhouse, but I would like to have more information in order to make a more informed decision. Robert Boattini Rainbow Springs Taking closer look at purchase makes senseAlthough we are full-time residents of Rainbow Springs, we are among those who have never felt the need to join the Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. Now the club has been offered for sale to the residents and there are letters from our fellow nonmembers who oppose the idea. We voted to spend the money to more closely examine the issue for one reason: In retrospect, had we been offered the opportunity to purchase our utility system, and had done so, would we now be better or worse off? Although no one needs the club like they need water, residents are usually better off owning the common elements in their development and controlling their own destiny, rather than being subject to the whims and profit motive of private owners. The same arguments being made against common ownership of the club: The POA shouldnt have all those employees, the POA doesnt know what its doing running a country club, etc., etc., could have been made had the utility been offered to the residents. Buying our water and sewer utility would have cost more than the club, but if we owned our utility system, would we be better or worse off today? If only for the positive impact on home resale values, we should at least take a closer look at the club offer.Phil and Sherrie Nolden Rainbow Springs Dont spend my money, without my permissionEditors Note: The author of this letter, which was also mailed to Robert Frankenfield, the present of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association, requested it be printed in the Riverland News. Sir: It would seem that you and the Board of Directors (BOD) have taken a tact that is in the same vein as Pelosi. You can remember the famous lines of hers, You cant see what is in it until you approve it. Going one step further, it seems youre attempting an Obama mandate that says every household will buy into this whether you want to or not. There is no option should the board decide to pursue this purchase. Why? The developer sold it because they could not make a profit. Now this buyer wants to dump it and youre going along with it, but hes not making money either. I am aware that he has asked residents to chip in to keep things going in recent past. Now this? Why else would he sell it? On top of that, you want us to pay a pretty good sum of money, without asking my permission, in saying that grants us a social membership. That is big of you for that kind of money. A social membership? That is a lot of money for social memberships. That line was almost laughable if it wasnt so sad. Secondly, in reviewing all of my closing statements, covenants and restrictions, by-laws, I see nothing in there that obligates me to buy anything other than the property I now own in Rainbow Springs Country Club Estates South. Nor do I see anything there that allows you to spend my money on demand. You do not spend my money without my approval, and this boondoggle does not have that approval. When you really get down to considering this matter, please, dont leave your brain out of the process. This is a losing proposition, big time. If it wasnt, he wouldnt be selling it. If it wasnt, I would probably jump in there and buy it myself. This is a losing proposition and I guarantee you, a millstone around the residents necks, including yours and the entire board. There is nothing exciting about this from any angle you look at it. Lastly, I do not live in this community, and live out of state, If the real estate market had not of bombed, my home there would be owned by someone else. I havent lived in Rainbow Springs for six years. I absolutely would get no benefit out of this. It will not add value to my home or anyone elses. This is a boondoggle that you are attempting to perpetrate on the residents. Remember, it isnt a good idea to spend other peoples money without permission. President Obama doesnt get it; I hope you do, as he will before much longer. You do not have permission to spend my money, now or in the future, other than the association annual dues I did agree to. Respectfully with regards, Clark Kinsey Waleska, Ga. P.S. Where is the due diligence, in as far as the ACC is concerned. I have seen some very poor property maintenance and total lawn care abandoned. In fact, there are residences there that have no lawn out front at all. Where is the due diligence and oversight? I get more and more frustrated every time I come down to check on things, due to the appearance of the houses, especially lawns and shrubs, the community in general. It appears to be going down hill. But in your letter, you say to maintain property values. What? Due diligence, Mr. Frankenfield, due diligence, and forget about going into the Country Club business. Writer should attempt fair, balanced approach With a Marion County population of 330,000, your estimate of 60 to 80 people attending the well publicized, free, and with perfect weather, aerobatic demonstration at the Dunnellon airport seemed like a pretty dismal response to me, even including people from other counties. One might expect a higher turnout for; say a chicken race (using worldclass chickens, of course). The article quotes the airport manager with the shocking, completely unexpected statement that feedback for the event has been positive. Just as predictably, attendees praised the event. No mention of negative feedback though, such as from disconnected neighbors, while, conveniently, the loud planes were absent. Over on your editorial page you do get around to the other side of the issue, dealing with local residents complaining about the aerobatic activity at the airport. Again predictably, you manage to dredge up that tedious, tired old saw about people expecting to hear noise if they move near an airport, as if its the sole function of airports to create noise. Nor are we talking about Orlando International, where such a premise would have merit, but which hardly applied to the thousands of small county airports around the country, such as Dunnellon. The fact that no one complained until the aerobatics started should tell you that. The golf course analogy is unworthy of comment. Perhaps a more fair and balanced reporter could have found at lest someone with a dissenting viewpoint, but that didnt happen. Your own paper has published letters to the editor from citizens complaining about the obnoxious sound from some aerobatic planes that can be heard inside homes many miles away, yet this subject is never broached in the article or the editorial. The planes flying during the event were relatively quiet, just as are most planes coming and going at the airport. These pilots do indeed have class, and respect the sensibilities of the people living in the neighboring communities. It would be nice if theyd explain that concept to the few who dont. You were correct in the economic aspect the aerobatics has provided as reflected in diminished property values and increased difficulty in selling a home, and it would behoove a seller to warn the buyer of so-called nuisance noise pollution to avoid potential legal problems after the sale. Weve all long ago become used to a lack of objectivity from our newspapers, which no doubt contributes to their dwindling readership. Newspapers, and especially small-town papers, do a disservice to their readers, and to themselves, with such one-sided stories. Valerie Weinke Dunnellon Aerobatics have caused nothing but heartacheRegarding the recent Riverland News article in the April 19 edition titled, Fancy Flying of the U.S. National Aerobatic Team at Dunnellon Airport. The community surrounding Dunnellon airport was not thrilled or impressed with this team. We are constantly bombarded with aerobatic flyers on an almost daily basis and this has been going on for almost three years. The constant ear shattering and ear piercing noise generated by these aerobatic flyers is nothing but torment and disturb the serenity and peace of the area. With the arrival of this team, it just provided double the noise we constantly experience on a daily basis. I wish John Helms would define community support. Citrus Hills and Sugarmill Woods isnt part of this community. Mr. Helms is well aware of our outcry of the noise torment that the current aerobatic flyers seem to provide for only their enjoyment. In closing, the community surrounding Dunnellon airport was not thrilled or impressed with this team. It was just more ear shattering noise thrust upon us that we neither desired, nor wanted. Sincerely,R.H. Wagner Dunnellon Boomtown a great success, The pre-boomtown events were great. On Thursday, April 19, The Aquatic Show was a go with Capt Mikes Lazy River Tours, Jon Simms Singing River Tours, Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak and Aquatic Wilderness. All of them donated their time and knowledge. Jacks Cool Treats and Calypso Concessions donated their time and brought in some great treats to eat and Bounce with Us helped the kids burn off some energy. Joel Hickman came by with his Stunt Motorcycle and preformed several amazing stunts. The Fire Department came by with one of its Fire Trucks. I would also like to thank Jennifer Soffe, Rita Cook and Vicki and Robert Leonard and for their time and muscle power. The Chinese Auction at Sears had some great prizes donated by The Grumble House, Injun Joes, Stitch Niche, Sears, Badcock Furniture, Creations by Clovis, Pro Body Ink and Bentlys. Sears provided the setting. The Poker Run players had a great time. Steve Martinez, Kayla Martinez, George Crocker, Sunni DeFevers, Warren Ingram, Rick Cresta and Brain Lucas were all winners. Stitch Niche, Creations by Clovis, White Buffalo Tattoo, Gruffs Tap & Grill, Bentlys, Blue Run Bicycle, Repeat Boutique, Penn Station Deli & Grill and Dr. Perkins provided the prizes. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the businesses that were stops for the Poker Run. They were: Advance Auto Parts, Verizon, The Wireless Store, Injun Joes, Bentlys, White Buffalo Tattoo, Repeat Boutique and Gruffs Tap & Grill, which hosted the event. The Boom or Bust Dance was Friday, April 20, followed by Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. The event was full of activity and special events. Everyone had a great time and I am proud to say the Chamber of Commerce did a fantastic job thanks to the help of Beverly Leisure, executive director, and Dr. Cherly Stanley, entertainment chairwoman, plus the many volunteers who donated their time. The Chamber is not part of City Hall and it does not receive any financial assistance from the city. Thanks to the generosity of our Members, Sponsors and Volunteers, the Chamber will continue to bring other events like Jazz Up Dunnellon, The Christmas Parade and the Trail of Treaters to the citizens of Dunnellon. All of the events have been scheduled and our committees are hard at work making 2012 a great year. Boomtown Dunnellon Committee Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Oops? Probably not, but it happened againWell, it happened again. Another meeting with Rainbow Springs residents and the city of Dunnellon, which resulted in nothing but a waste of time. I thought the meeting was proposed by our Property Owners Association and would be moderated by President Bob Frankenfield. He said hello and goodbye and, oh yes, he did try to show his power in the middle of the meeting, but the meeting was basically controlled by the city of Dunnellon. This whole mess started last year when the residents of Rainbow Springs were blindsided by the sale of our water utility to the city. We have no right to say who sells what to whom, but why such secrecy? Much of this aggravation could have been avoided had the City Council agreed to sit down with us to discuss the issue, but it had to show its arrogance by telling us it could do what it wanted. The Council continued to ignore our requests until the residents organized and became very vocal. We have been criticized and called names for exercising our rights. Yes, there have been a few who were not nice, but dont cast all of us in the same mold. We have been told that the average water consumption in our development is 13,000 gallons a month. Did I misunderstand this figure? I have never even come close to that and I dont have a well. The only thing accomplished by the increase in rates and the surcharge is to put people in a panic mode to go out and put in wells. This scares me as I am afraid they will now use the same amount or more because they can and cheaper. My fellow residents keep the water restrictions because the Rainbow Springs basis is pumping almost half as much as it has in the past. Back to the meeting: After the usual opening comments we were introduced to Lewis Bryant, who spoke about proposed capital improvements. The funny thing is, that after being told that the purchase was a bargain, Mr. Bryant listed the so called improvements. If it was a bargain, why are there so many repairs? Evidently, fixing cracked pipes is an improvement. Our capital improvements will cost $3.5 million, but is appeared to me that about half of that was repair work. During this narration the residents listened very respectfully. The next speaker was Andy Burnham, who discussed and discussed and discussed how the utility rates were determined. There was chart after chart and about one half hour of LETTERS c ontin u e d f ro m page 4 See LETTERS page 6

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It took three rounds of noise before our fearless POA president stepped in. Is this the kind of leadership we have? He could have controlled this better, but evidently doesnt think its his responsibility. Mr. Burnham really didnt have to show all those charts. It was overkill. He could have explained his experience and in a few sentences, told us how our rates compared with other communities like ours and how our rates were set. The residents became irate because it took at least one half hour for something we couldnt see in the back and really couldnt follow. After all this, at about 10:45 a.m., it was finally our turn to speak but more that half the residents had already left. The few who did speak looked rushed and it took some prodding to have Ms. Algiere answer the questions. When will the residents and Dunnellon Council sit down to discuss the situation without the interference of outside parties? When will the Dunnellon Council acknowledge that our concerns are valid? When will our leaders show leadership qualities? Some of our residents valiantly took on Marion County about the paving of our roads and won! We will persevere on this, too. Dolores Lichatz Rainbow Springs LETTERS continued from page 5 city officials opted to levy against you, well, because they can. However, we must point out on numerous occasions throughout the citys history, many Rainbow Springs residents have been vocal regarding city business, ranging from zoning issues to annexation issues to development rights. Some have even gone as far as dragging the city, and ultimately taxpayers pocketbooks, through lengthy legal fiascos with the threat of another. Maybe thats the exact reason city residents havent felt much empathy for your plight about higher water/sewer rates, because they know theyve been footing the bill for higher legal fees. So the question lingering in our minds is what side of the fence do you really sit on? The side in which you want your voice, your right to be heard in all city matters? Or the side that wants to he left alone by a city you say you want no part of? Frankly, if its the former and not the latter, then we encourage you to reconsider the possibility of annexation. Sure, we know it has been laughed at before. However, we would also want to point out if its the latter and not the former, then why worry so much about the citys affairs if you prefer to be on a secluded island? Either way you slice it we realize its going to take a lot of sweat and tears to mend the fences between city officials and the residents. Frankly, we realize the first step in the process is open, honest dialogue. That might a jagged little pill for parties on each side to swallow. OUR VIEW continued from page 4 fice door. I always thought a nice set of French doors with gold-embossed handles would look wonderful and give the office a nice ambiance. It was always a joke, and even though Skipper isnt with the company anymore, we hear from him regularly. His most recent email to me bellowed the fact the doors were going to need to be widened after I was named Citrus Publishings Employee of the Month. I have to admit, I was floored when my boss relayed the news to me. First off, our company employs a lot of wonderfully talented people. Secondly, I have a job I love and a community that is a joy to work in, with great people. They say its not work when you love what youre doing. I love my job and think its the best one in the world. I would be remiss not to give some of the credit for the papers success to the community, which has been supportive as a whole. Folks here have been gracious to let me and the readers to have a glimpse into their lives, even if for a brief period of time. We have all worked hard to make the Riverland News one of the best community newspapers in the area, if not the state. Of course, Im biased because I believe our paper is the best, bar none, hands down. I dont need an award or plaque to tell me that; I hear it from the folks in the community. Thats what makes coming into the office and doing what is needed to make the paper better on a weekly basis worth it. This community deserves the best. OTHER GUY continued from page 4 Mr. Clean. Plus ever since we made this new rule, it seems to be more of a contest, and I hate to admit Im losing. After all, Im just not seeing the dirt very well these days. My eye prescription must be changing. Ill get around to upgrading it one of these days. In the meantime sorry, Honey, but I just did not see that pile of dirt that I just stepped over. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS FWC schedules free youth outdoor eventChildren of all ages and their families are invited to the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. The event is free and includes a chance to try shooting a shotgun, rifle and bow and arrow, as well as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and more all with expert instruction. The United Waterfowlers Florida, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), are partnering to present this hands-on program. Our goal is to give families a better appreciation of the many fun, safe and healthy outdoor recreational activities and opportunities available, said Greg Workman, director of the FWCs Ocala Conservation Center and event co-organizer. In addition to many hands-on activities, demonstrations and seminars, everyone will be served lunch, also for free. For more information about the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience, call Workman at 352625-2804. Preschool approved to accept infants Harmony Preschool will expand its program and has recently been approved to accept infants; children from 6 weeks to 23 months will be accepted into the Infant Class. The preschool is also accepting 2-, 3and 4-year-olds for other classes. The preschool accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and wrap around care is offered for VPK students for an additional fee. For more information, stop by the Preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon, (the Preschool is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon), or call 489-9552. 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, call 489-5954. Refuel with Boys & Girls Club breakfast Saturday Please join us Saturday, May 5, for our all you can eat Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Dunnellon branch of the Boys & Girls Club at the American Legion Hall Post 58 on U.S. 41. The menu will also include eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Serving time will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and are available from the club, club members or at the door. Our track team members represented us well at the first track meet April 20. They traveled to Brick City Park in Ocala to compete with the Ocala and Silver Springs Shores branches. Brandon Vickers won a first-place medal in the 60-yard dash, while Mikaylah Laurelli and Ashely Nagele placed first and second in the 8 to 10-year-old girls long jump. During National Boys & Girls Club week, our branch held a penny carnival and participated in the nationwide attempt to set a record for multiple games of tag. Thirty-two members played recorded games of tag. Now the recording and written records will be sent to the national office and we will anxiously await the compiled results. We are especially grateful this month to the Chamber of Commerce and the Community Thrift Store. The Chamber is donating a portion of the gate receipts from Boomtown Days to our club and the Community Thrift Store generously donated $1,000 for our summer program. The Dunnellon Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County serves children in the greater Dunnellon area and is currently at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. For more information or to make a donation, stop by the club between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also call director James Corne at 352682-4247 or contact Bette Nagele at bnagele11@bellsouth.net. DMS taps interium band director Dunnellon Middle School would like to thank Mr. John Leschak for accepting the interim position and duties of Music Teacher/ Band Director. Many of you might recognize his name because he was the band director at Lake Weir High School from 1974 to 2009 when he retired. During his tenure at LWHS, he taught band, chorus, jazz band, piano and introduction to music performance. After Mr. Leschak retired in 2009, the music department was named after him in his honor for his outstanding dedication and service. Mr. Leschak has a Master of Music Education from Florida State University and is an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association. He is also a professional musician performing with the jazz group, Southern Express Big Band. We are delighted to have him and his musical expertise! On thursday, May 24, the band will perform concerts throughout the day for staff and students; then at 7 p.m., the band will host a concert for parents and the community. On Saturday, May 5, our Dunnellon Middle DES third-graders mark Arbor Day In celebration of Dunnellon being named Tree City USA, Dunnellon Elementary School third-grade students, members of the state forestry department and the Dunnellon City Council participated in a tree planting ceremony on campus Friday, April 27. Results are in, as students voted for their favorite Sunshine State Young Reader book for this year. They had to read at least three of the books to vote. The Magic Half took first place! Now Dunnellon Elementary Schools results will be sent in to the state and tallied with those of all the other elementary schools. Stay tuned for the results! This past week has been a busy one at Dunnellon Elementary. Students in kindergarten and second grade had field trips. We celebrated Arbor Day and perfect attendance for FCAT and collected food for Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Center. And before this article comes out in print, Dunnellon Elementary will have had Agricultural Literacy Day, first grade Junior Achievement and competed in the first round of the county Book Bowl! The year may be winding down, but we are still going strong! Pioneering efforts Career Day has come and gone and Romeo Elementary School students now have a new understanding of the various fields that offer employment opportunities. Thanks go to all community members who gave of their time and knowledge to help this day be so successful. After May 2, Romeo will take on a fresh look as students planted in assigned locations and made our campus alive with plants. The Early Release morning was spent on this annual Green Day project. After Green Day, students have new ownership of the campus and a real pride in their surroundings. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today is an evening of games for students and parents. Tonya Hill, parent center coordinator, has scheduled a Family Game Night. This event has become a real favorite of Romeo families as students play various games of their choice in the cafeteria. Hot dogs and snacks will be sold by PTO, so it is a night full of fun and family opportunities. In addition to this, registration packets for kindergarten will be available for our soon to be Romeo Pioneers. Friday, May 4, is a day to look ahead as the Romeo School Advisory Council meets all day to make plans for the 2012-13 school year. If you would like to join in this planning session, it will begin at 8 a.m. in the Parent Center. Special to the Riverland NewsGreg Barton, a Marion County Forester with the Florida Forest Service, provides guidance as he explains the important of trees to third-grade students at Dunnellon Elementary School. RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRainbow Lakes Estates Volunteer Firefighter Mike Schaffer talks to Romeo Elementary School students Friday during the schools Career Fair. Here, the longtime volunteer explains what type of equipment a fire truck generally carries in case of emergencies, such as fires. Romeo students enjoy career day, prep for Game Night BETTE NAGELE For the Riverland News Youths compete in first track meet Special to the Riverland NewsMr. John Leschak accepted interim position and duties of Music Teacher/ Band Director at DHS. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal See ASHMAN page 10 Jane Ashman DMS Principal

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R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 9 SPORTS BRIEFS Course to host night golf tourneyRainbows End Golf Course will host a Night Golf Tournament at 7 p.m. Friday. The event is a ninehole four-person scramble teams. Team will play with a glow ball. All supplies, plus dinner, will be provided. Entry fee is $35 per player or $140 per team. Dinner starts at 7:30 with a shotgun start at 8:15. A three-hole practice round is included at 7. For more information or to sign-up, call 4894566. The event is limited to 14 teams. DHS football Spring game set for May 17The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $5 per FHSAA rules. For more information, call the school at 465-6745. Skeet shoot, fish fry scheduled May 19A skeet shoot and fish fry, to benefit the Covenant Childrens Home, will be Saturday, May 19, at Robinson Ranch at 19730 S.E. 127th Terrace, Inglis, six miles west of Dunnellon on State Road 40. Skeet shooting will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., with food provided by Charlies Fish House of Crystal River. The charge of skeet shooting will be $20 for 25 shots, using personal firearms or those provided. The fish fry will be $10. Veterans may skeet and eat for $25. All proceeds go to the home. For more information, visit www.cchfl.org or call 352-489-2565. Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride slated The fifth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County will be at 8 a.m. Sunday May 20. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center. Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAGD 80-mile route, 62-mile route, or 30mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag and lunch. Online registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.c om, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. Golf course hosting Twilight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For more information or to sign-up, call 4894566 to reserve a spot. The even is limited to the first 40 players. Lady Tigers ousted from state playoffs Thats what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how weve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. Richard Bach, who wrote the Bridge across Forever and The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team finished its season, having placed second in districts, the Lady Tigers advanced to the regional semifinals of their journey. On Wednesday, April 25, Dunnellon traveled to Pasco County to compete against Fivay High School in the opening round of the state playoffs, pulling out a 63 victory. Alora Thompson had three hits including a double. Cierra Thompson had one hit, scoring twice. Ashlee Winn had a pair of hits and scored twice. Jody Weber also had hits and four RBIs. The Lady Tigers had three stolen bases, stranding six base runners. Defensively, Dunnellon comBOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending April 29: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Mark Smith 296, 791; Sean Fugere 284; Mike Dudziak 732; Dorine Fugere 271, 703; Judy Timmons 264, 694. Scratch: Mark Smith 290,773; Sean Fugere 279,706; Dorine Fugere 252, 646; Judy Timmons 223, 571. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Murphy Combs 252; Rick Lewis 243; Marty Suehowicz 243; Jerry Ness 681; Ben Wall 634; Barb Steffen 244, 689; Helen Simonson 242; Sharon Hoagland 642. Scratch: Murphy Combs 233, 547; Jerry Ness 226, 654; Barb Steffen 195, 542; Pat Tutewohl 150; Pat Combs 422. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Myla Wexler 265, 719; Rose Damico 246; Diana Plevell 678. Scratch: Myla Wexler 212, 560; Diana Plevell 168, 465. Late Starters: Handicap: Frank Reesby 264; Andre Boetius 245; Tom Christensen 664; Bob Biggs 642; Vicki Soletto 237, 616; Mary Skourn 236; Marilyn Seymour 637; Linda Vehrs 616. Scratch: Frank Reesby 246, 577; Marty Suehowicz 210; Rich Soletto 569; Linda Vehrs 194; Fran Barlow 190, 529; Marilyn Seymour 502. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Richie Adams 337, 827; George Munzing 328; Scott Brown 791. Scratch: Richie Adams 299, 713; Scott Brown 279, 740; Sean Fugere 739. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Larry Clark 286; Chuck Hindbaugh 285, 784; Robert Stein 732; Ellen Bowman 271, 741; Phyllis Ternes 263, 715. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 258, 703; Larry Clark 211; Murphy Combs 534; Ellen Bowman 192, 504; Pat Combs 166, 438. Parkview Owls: Handicap: David Rogers 307; Bob Desmeules 291; Ray Colon 813; Ted Rafanan 813; Robert Grooms 801; Dorine Fugere 320, 876; June Williams 317; Darlene Arndt 814. Scratch: Brad Arndt 255, 686; Ted Rafanan 247, 687; John Saltmarsh 247; Dorine Fugere 267, 717; Judy Timmons 214, 596. Bowlers Of The Week: Dorine Fugere, 156 pins over her average, and Richie Adams, 152 pins over his average. Summer League Meetings Suncoast Seniors NoTAP 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8; call Anna Dooley, secretary, at 352-344-8581 Summer Owls 7 p.m. Friday, May 11; call Phil Ciquera, secretary, at 4896933. Adult/Youth 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15; call John Saltmarsh, secretary, at 352344-0365. Wednesday Match-Play Scratch 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; call Peggy Nevels, secretary, at 465-0757. Registration open for Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp Do your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors? Would they love the chance to learn about fish and wildlife from experts and hike or canoe with other children their age? Then sign them up for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp while space is still available. The facility is in the Ocala National Forest, and registration for the 2012 summer sessions has already begun. The summer camp is for boys and girls, ages 9 to 14, and focuses on fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and firearm safety. This year, the camp offers six oneweek sessions beginning June 17. Sessions run Sunday through Friday. The camps primary goal is to help children become conservationminded citizens and good stewards of our fish and wildlife resources. They learn these skills and values through fun, educational hands-on activities such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, WHAT: Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp. WHEN/WHERE: Starts June 17, sessions are one weeklong; six sessions will be offered; to be held at the Ocala National Forest. COST: Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction. Each week-long session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery and bowhunting skills, wilderness outdoor skills, and the exciting anglers program. INFO: To register, go to www.Ocala AdventureCamp.com or call 352-625-2804. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See TIGERS page 10 Baggin the big ones Watch out men ... the days of Bubba and Jimbo reigning supreme at local bass tournaments is fast coming to an end. The eighth annual Citrus County Bass Challenge (CCBC), to benefit the Key Training Center, Saturday saw women bass anglers make their presence known in a big way. The duo of David Givens and Lisa Opel, from Hernando, grabbed the top spot by weighing in 18.86 pounds of bass that was good for firstplace prize money in the amount of $3,950. The tournament drew 79 boats to the city ramp in Dunnellon. Keith Fels and David Hunter of Ocala came in a close second with 17.76 pounds of fish, while Scott Bullard and Tracey Hurst rounded out the top three with a five-fish bag tipping the scales at 16.98 pounds. Fells and Hunter will cash a check for $1,738 while Bullard and Hurst went to the bank with a check good for $1,185. We were fishing soft plastics in the stumps and by 10 a.m. we had three decent fish in the boat, said Givens, who has been a fixture on several bass fishing circuits over the years. The next place we went to, the schoolers started up and I caught a 3-pounder on the first cast. A few casts later came a four-pounder and that was about it for the day. Opel is also a seasoned bass veteran, having competed in her fair share of bass fishing events. By 12:30, it was over, Opel said with a sigh. They were totally turned off by then. Fels and Hunter made a lastminute surge to place second. It was 2:45 and we had maybe 10 pounds in the livewell, Hunter said. We were coming back to the ramp and came across a mat and Keith flipped in with his Deep South Flipping Stick and caught the seven pounder. Fels grabbed big bass honors with the fish, which came in officially at 7.16 pounds. There was more fish caught than I anticipated, Matt Beck, CCBC Tournament director, said. I was amazed at how organized and smoothly the anglers and volunteers did their job, both in the morning and the afternoon. Everyone was patient and they did a bang-up job. Key Training Center Community Relations Manager Iris Whitaker is retiring and put in her last appearance as the coordinator of the event. This is my last year doing this, a visibly worn-out Whitaker said. I will miss the excitement, the camaraderie of the anglers, the joint effort of the volunteers. But I wont miss the hours. I may come back next year for the weigh-in, she said with a laugh. Team of Givens and Opel take first Citrus Co. Bass Challenge DAVE SIGLER/For the Riverland NewsDave Givens and Lisa Opel caught the heaviest bag of bass Saturday at the 8th Annual Citrus County Bass Challenge on the Withlacoochee River. The winning total was 18.88 pounds after taking a penalty for having a dead fish in the catch and release competition. Givens and Opel are pictured with Matthew Beck, right, tournament director, for the annual event. Proceeds from the tournament go to benefit the Key Training Center. DAN HERMES For the Riverland News CCBC FINAL RESULTS David Givens/Lisa Opel 18.86 $3,950 Keith Fels/David Hunter 17.76 $1,738* Scott Bullard/ Tracey Hurst 16.98 $1,185 Donald Emrick/ James Cox 16.7 $711 Jason Guynn/Kevin Guynn 16.48 $474 Marcus Arrendondo/ Allen Curington 16.02 $237 Robert Rushing/Cliff Sanders 15.8 $237 Harold Beasley/Mike Tacak 15.14 $237 Robert Heron/Chris Heron 15 $237 Dave Cutler/Shawn Lyons 14.9 $237 By 12:30, it was over. They were totally turned off by then. Lisa Opel, co-winner of Citrus County Bass Challenge said of the bass behavior Saturday. From staff reports Special to the Riverland News Weeklong sessions begin June 17 See OUTDOOR page 16

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School eighth-grade students will enjoy A Night at the Copacabana! Mrs. Turner, our staff coordinator, along with her volunteers have created an evening that will be magical as our class of 2011-12 eighth-grade students enjoy their final dance at Dunnellon Middle School and say good-bye to their school. We know many happy memories will be made this evening that will stay with these young people all of their lives. Do you remember yours? Tickets may be purchased at the cost of $8 in the Dunnellon Middle School Guidance Office through Friday afternoon. No tickets will be available at the door Saturday. Our easy requirements for students to meet so they may attend the dance are: Registered DMS Student; 2.0 GPA; and No Out-of-School Suspensions. On Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, students and staff will be visited by historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Pocahontas, Louisa May Alcott, Duke Ellington, Albert Einstein, Osceola, Babe Ruth and many, many more, thanks to Mr. Williams and Mr. McMurry for the American Historical figures project for their eighth-grade students. Mr. Williams and Mr. Murrys eighth-grade history students selected a famous American they wanted to learn about, students then researched their lives and wrote biographies about their historic figure. The final grade for the assignment is to attend school dressed as their historic character and to stay in character throughout the school day. The entire campus of DMS students and staff have the pleasure of speaking with these famous Americans as we all learn more about our American history. Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10, will be the final days for track practice from 3:40 to 5 p.m. as our young athletes prepare for the County Track Meet. Coach Rumsey and Coach Thomas have been building stamina and team work as our track team gets ready for the County Track Meet. Have fun! May is a very busy month for our students and we would like to stress the need for our students to be in attendance every day. We do have the Common End of Course Exams and the Final Exams coming up during the last days of school. 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The Fivay game was a really great experience, Sophomore Cierra Thompson said. The team worked really well together and even though there were some rough patches we pulled through and thats what made the game so much more enjoyable. With the victory in hand, the Lady Tigers were set to square off against a familiar foe from this season, ninthranked Tavares, which handed Dunnellon a loss in the district championship game. Unfortunately, for the Lady Tigers, they could not make amends for the district setback, falling 9-4, to end their season. Dunnellon led 3-0 in the third before errors and a pair of Tavares home runs tilted the game in the Lady Bulldogs favor. Ashlee Winn went 4for-4 to lead Dunnellon. Jody Weber went 2-for-4 and Alora Thompson 1for-4 also had a good night for the Lady Tigers. Dunnellon had a total of two stolen bases and only made four errors. Bianca Pierro pitched about two innings and had three strikeouts. Nicole Drew pitched three innings and had four strikeouts for the Dunnellon, which ended the season 16-12. TIGERS continued from page 9 BRIDGE SCORES R ainbow S prings Country Club Bridge R esults of play from A pril 24: Winners: 1. Jean Bozak, 5,990; 2. Tomiko Vasey, 5,350; 3. Jeanne Reed, 5,290; 4. Shirley Busca, 4,890; 5. Bill Smead, 4,850. S lams: Luise Pellett and Shirley Busca, 6C; Debby Rodriguez and Billie Barnes, 6C; Sherry Young and Bill Smead, 6NT; and Jean Bozak and Millie Morales, 6D. DHS Drama Club to present Hallelujah Girls JACOB FURR/For the Riverland NewsKaitlyn Hanley, a Dunnellon High School drama student, helps go through boxes of old props and costumes stored at Dunnellon Middle School in preparation for the Drama Clubs spring production of the comedy, Hallelujah Girls, which will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Historic Dunnellon Train Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. 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T hrough the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of the head and a rhapsodic Yes, dear. Flowers dont hurt either. When our recent visit in Ohio concluded, we headed for the airport. I do not mind traveling, but my least-favorite mode is the airplane. The reason being, of course, is the airport itself. In my opinion, someone devised the modern airport to intimidate the average traveler. Arriving at the airport, we immediately headed for the ticket counter, where we received our boarding passes. Then we surrendered our luggage to the personnel behind the counter, not knowing if we would ever see that same luggage again in our lifetime. Someday I hope to visit all the places my luggage has seen. Next, we made our way through the security booth. As you know, they do not permit metal through this gate. If a passenger passes through and a buzzer goes off, he is summoned back for guards to examine his personal effects to detect the offensive object. I went through about 17 times. Not until I got down to my underwear did the security personnel determine there must be a defect in the radar detection equipment. (I plan to file my briefs in a Florida court this week.) Finally, we left the security area and I started feeling a little more confident until we came to a big sign over the entryway. My wife and I found little comfort in the words written: Terminal Entrance. Contrary to their friendly little sign, I did, in fact have plans of returning. Our flight plan called for a twohour stopover before arriving at our final destination. Nothing quite compares to spending a free hour or two at an airport. Did I say free? Allow me to recount that opinion. There is absolutely nothing free at an airport. I cannot prove it, but I am sure they have figured out a way to charge for the air we breathe. For instance, a 15-cent cup of coffee can cost in the neighborhood of $17.95. I dont even like visiting that neighborhood. If I lived there, I would move. However, being the goodnatured, charming individual that I am, it does not take much to make me happy. All I need to allay any stress is a simple cup of coffee. Have you ever noticed how things seem to go a lot easier with a steaming jolt of java? With a full hour to spare at the airport, my wife and I looked for something to occupy our time. Then I espied the perfect diversion. With a mischievous twinkle in my left eye, I looked at my wife and said, Lets get a cup of coffee and relax a while. One thing I can always count on my wife, she knows a good thing when she hears it. Unfortunately, she does not hear it too often from my lips. Walking over to the coffee shop and, being the man, I approached the counter to place our order. I would like two regular coffees, I said with anticipation to the young woman behind the counter. The thing that makes a man a man is that he always knows what he wants. It is that confidence that separates the men from the boys. The young woman looked at me, snapped her chewing gum several times and said in a monotone, Marvelous, you want espresso or cappuccino? No, Miss, I replied as cool and sophisticated as any gentleman you will ever meet. No, Miss. We just want two plain coffees. She looked at me as only a waitress behind a counter can and rattled off names I have never heard before. As best I could understand, they were flavors or kinds of espresso coffee. Finally, when she took a breath I jumped in and said with all the confidence I could muster without compromising my good nature, No, Miss. I dont want any espresso, just a regular cup of coffee. Exactly, she said with a falsetto smile. Most people enjoy our cappuccinos. What kind of cappuccino would you like. Then she rattled off an endless list of cappuccino flavors, most I had never heard of before. About this time, the caffeine deficiency began seeping into my attitude. I think that somewhere in our constitution is the right to order regular coffee at a price that does not compromise the mortgage on my home. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible under the circumstances, listen to me very carefully. I want coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Just two cups of plain, regular, good old American coffee. Oh, she said in a burst of enlightenment. You want coffee. Why didnt you say so in the first place? There is no satisfaction more fulfilling than finally getting through and arriving at a common understanding. 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Cross at the River Cowboy Church will host a National Day of Prayer event from 9 to 10 a.m. today 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 the proclamation and Jillian Capps will sing God Bless America. Public parking is available at Datesman Park. National Day of Prayer Proclamation OBITUARY Robert B. Blakesley, 88Robert B. Blakesley, 88, of Dunnellon, passed away peacefully at Manor Care, Sarasota Sunday, April 15, 2012. He was born Aug. 7, 1923. Bob was a distinguished WWII Veteran, worked at Columbus Auto Parts, and retired from AnheuserBusch after 20 years. A native of Columbus, Ohio, he moved to Dunnellon where he enjoyed his retirement and volunteered for over 1,000 hours at Rainbow Springs State Park. He was also active in the VFW 8201. He then moved to Bradenton. Survivors include his sons, Dan (Noe), Bill, Bobby (Brenda) and Tom (Nani); brothers, Bill, Dick and Jim; sisters, Pat, Nancy and Virginia; grandchildren, Craig, Sebastian, Marisa, Travis, Brittany and Alyssa; four great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery beside his beloved wife, Evelyn Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory are in charge of arrangements. Knowing what you want just a plain cup of coffee, please! OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 13

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UCC schedules annual yard sale First Congregational United Church of Christ will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The sale will be in the Enrichment Center. For more information, call 237-3035. Church to present historical programThe Dunnellon Civil Rights and Community Development Project and the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will present, Then and Now: The Dunnellon Struggle for Justice and Equal Opportunity, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 11840 N. Williams St., Dunnellon. Donate a new or gently used toy or nonperishable food item at the door to benefit Annie Johnson Center and Food4Kids Inc. For more information, call Maxine Thomas at 352322-0801. Church to host 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. Event to benefit church charityThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Church will sponsor a Family Community Day from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Bob Evans Restaurant on State Road 200, across from the Timber Ridge Emergency Center. The event will help support the Clothe the Children Drive, which is scheduled for August. Fifteen percent of meal tickets will go toward the Clothe the Children Drive. A flyer must be presented at the time of check out. Flyers can be obtained at the church, at CVS Pharmacy and Winn Dixie in Dunnellon and at Bob Evans Restaurant, one week prior to the event. All proceeds will be used to buy new clothing to be distributed to families in need in the community. For more information, call Judie at 489-5954. Dunnellon Presbyterian to host Concert May 20The Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series for the 2011-12 season will conclude at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, with pianist/vocalist, Renee Deuvall. She will present a selection 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, she was a guest performer at an earlier concert at the church highlighting Russian composers. 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 at 20641 Chestnut St., in the Historic District, at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets. 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 352-237-3035. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 13 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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. 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 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 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 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 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 000ADBE 000A8NZ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 711181 000BBE2 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 COD LOIN $ 5 99 LB while supplies last coffee do you want? Columbian, French Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mocha . There is only one place I know where I can get exactly what I need. Jesus put it this way; And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14 KJV). If you need anything from the Lord, just ask. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P.O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Special to the Riverland NewsWilliam Edgar Padgett III was born to Christina McLain Padgett and Bill Padgett at 2:35 p.m. April 24 at Munroe Regional Hospital. William weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Sherry and Michael McClain, both of Dunnellon. Birth announcement PASTOR continued from page 12 CHRUCH EVENTS

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LOL Exercise group to host fundraiser Saturday, May 5The 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 465-0782. Womans Club slates events; to celebrate 90th anniversaryThe Womans Club of Dunnellon will celebrate its 90th anniversary at noon Thursday, May 10. The club will have a Salad Bar Pot Luck; members are asked to please salad item for the luncheon. This will be the clubs last meeting until September. At 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, the Womans Club will host a Wine and Cheese End of Year Party. This will be an evening of celebration of the clubs accomplishments this year. BYOB and hors d oeuvres, dessert or wine to share; soft beverages will also be provided. More details will be provided at the May 10 meeting. 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. Christian Womens group to meet May 23The Dunnellon Christian Womens Connection will meet at noon Wednesday, May 23, at Springs Banquet Hall (Springs Presbyterian Church), 1060 W. Withlacoochee Trail, (County Road 39), Dunnellon. Kelly Stigliano, author and speaker, will share her story of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Ticket deadline is Thursday, May 17, and can be reserved by calling Dot at 465-1150 or Maggie at 465-6153. Tickets are $12 and if cancelled after May 17, the ticket must be paid for or given to a friend. Color of the month is pearls and lace; hats are optional. For more information, call Julie at 489-6996. WAR schedules quarterly meeting for May 16The public is invited to the Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc. quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club on 56th Street, Yankeetown. A presentation about coastal estuary impacts due to modification of river system flows will be given by Dr. Robert H. Weisberg, an experimental physical oceanographer. A professor at the Marine Science College, University of South Florida, Dr. Weisberg is engaged in ocean circulation and ocean-atmosphere interaction studies of the west Florida continental shelf and estuaries. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 prior to the presentation. Seating is limited, early arrivals are suggested or RSVP by calling 447-5434. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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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. 218-0510 RIVBryan, Tammy Lynn 2012 CP 455 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012 CP 455 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF TAMMY LYNN BRYAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of TAMMY LYNN BRYAN, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, 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 May 3, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ CLYDE W. SHARPLESS, Personal Representative 4379 S.W. 132nd Place, Ocala, Florida 34473 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0021415 8810 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 122, Ocala, FL 34481 May 3 and 10, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. 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archery and many other outdoor programs. Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction. Each weeklong session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery and bowhunting skills, wilderness outdoor skills, and the exciting anglers program. Campers who want to learn about fish and fishing will want to sign up for our Anglers Fish Camp, said Greg Workman, director of the Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp. This is our second year offering it, and it was a big hit last year. Campers in this program will learn about fish biology, identification, fishing techniques and boating safety and enjoy many traditional camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing. Each camper will receive a rod and reel with tackle when they complete the program. For the camper who wants to take the hunter safety course required before purchasing a hunting license the hunter safety group is the way to go. The wilderness outdoor skills group will experience several outdoor adventures, including an overnight primitive camping trip and hiking on the Florida Trail. Before leaving base camp, campers prepare for the experience by learning the fundamentals of surviving in the wilderness, orienteering, backpacking and preparing a campsite. The Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57acre peninsula on Lake Eaton, Marion County. The area is rich in history and wildlife, yet it is only 20 miles east of Ocala, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. The facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. The classrooms are fishing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest. For more information or to register, go to www.OcalaAdventure Camp.com or call 352-6252804. Carol Prior was presented a certificate of excellence April 17 to honor her as the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shops Volunteer of the Month. Prior has been spending winters in Dunnellon the past 10 years, returning to Maine the remainder of the year. Although volunteering with the shop for slightly more than a year, she has quickly become one of our most active members taking on numerous projects in addition to working at the shop once a week. Priors organizing skills were put to use immediately, helping us move into our new Historic District location. She has given her time, energy and expertise with smiling exuberance as she redesigned shop displays, located and hung sun shades, brought in neighborhoods leftover yard sale items, donated her original framed photographs and home-grown plants for an elementary school auction, and undertook a major project building custom bookcases for the shop. These are only a few ways shes helped us become the shop we are today. Priors a strong believer in recycling to benefit those in need and feels the Thrift Shop does this for the Dunnellon Community. It is our pleasure to honor Carol Prior as our Volunteer of the Month for the extraordinary amount of time and effort she has given to our organization. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 3, 2012 000BAZ3 MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! 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! 000BB3S 11473 N. Williams St., Suite B, Dunnellon (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Voted Best Grooming in Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 Does Your Dog Itch Or Have Ear Infections? Call, We Have The Cure! 000BB4M Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST 0 0 0 B 7 G 9 Y OUR B EST S OURCE FOR L OCAL N EWS L OCAL S PORTS C OMMUNITY E VENTS S CHOOL N EWS A ND M ORE We have four convenient ways to start your subscription! Yes, sign me up for the $27.00 12-month subscription! Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail Mail this coupon and your payment to: 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 *Must be local, in-county delivery. 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Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000BB41 Community Thrift Shop names April Volunteer of the Month Photo by Joann McCulloughCarol Prior was presented a certificate of excellence April 17 to honor her as the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shops Volunteer of the Month. For the Riverland News OUTDOOR continued from page 9 dents and staff from Victorias School of Dance taught everyone some fancy footwork. VIP guests were also treated to ice cream from Penn Station. All through the evening, several positive remarks were echoed among the crowd. Guests were saying they couldnt wait until next years torch run or how the hospitality they were given made them feel so welcomed. During the event, the Boys & Girls Club bus made multiple trips taking passengers back safely to their cars at Wal-Mart. Dunnellon is having another great year showing support for Special Olympics, everyone has worked so hard to make it successful and we couldnt do it without such a giving community Black said. I wish everyone could share in this feeling of complete joy as the athletes celebrate in their triumph. Black thanked her officers, staff, volunteers, participants, supporters and, especially the sponsors for making this years Torch Run the most memorable yet. This years sponsors included: Abigails Caf, Cadence Bank, Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Wal-Mart, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Victoria Schools of Dance, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Citrus County Commissioner Winn Webb, Riverland News Goin Postal, Walgreens, Cheney Bros., Penn Station Deli & Grill, Sweetbay, Coverall Cleaning Concepts, Police Chaplain Ed Anthony, Blue Gator and Deejay Gregg Spafford and Calypso Kettle Korn. All of the money raised goes toward the Special Olympic Games, slated for May 18 and 19, at Walt Disney World ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The proceeds allow the athletes to attend and participate with no cost to them or their family. Opening ceremonies will be at 7 p.m. May 18. For more information, visit www.special olympicsflorida.org. You can also contact the Dunnellon Police Department at 352-465-8510. FLAME continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsResidents wave to the Special Olympians and other participants of the third annual Dunnellon Police Department Special Olympics Torch Run as it makes its way south along U.S. 41.