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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 05-10-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 10, 2012Vol 30 No. 29 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING River clean-up slated Saturday, 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 beverages for all. Rainbow River Conservation 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.AARP Driver Safety Class slated An AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course, which has no pass/fail test, will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, at the Rainbow Lake Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 4891574. Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. Water management issues focus of public meeting P.O.W.A.R. (Protect Our Waters at Rousseau) will sponsor a public meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the Historic Dunnellon Depot at 11123 N. Williams St. to discuss water issues and lake levels affecting the Rainbow River as well as the Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau. Mike Bartlett from Southwest Florida Water Management District, which controls the dam and spillway structures water flow, will be the guest speaker at the meeting.d In addition, the Citrus Water Ways Restoration Council has asked for public input about a Lake Rousseau management program; therefore, this will be conducted at that time also. To outline the extent to which the Task Force is enabled: Review audits and all data specifically related to lake and river restoration techniques and sport fish population recovery strategies, including data and strategies for shoreline restoration, sand and other sediment control and removal, exotic species management, floating tussock management or removal, navigation, water quality and fish and wildlife Boy, 3, drowns in pool Space settler Former DMS teacher to live on international space station Photo courtesy of NASANASA astronaut Joe Acaba, left foreground, Expedition 31/32 flight engineer, and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, left background, Expedition 31 flight engineer and Expedition 32 commander, participate in a routine operations training session in an International Space Station mock-up/trainer in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASAs Johnson Space Center. Crew instructors were on hand to assist the crew members. Its been nearly three years since Joe Acaba blasted off into space aboard the shuttle Discovery for a 13-day mission in 2009. Now, hes set to return. However, this wont be an abbreviated voyage for the former Dunnellon Middle School science teacher. So if youre planning on sending fan mail, post mark it for the International Space Station (ISS), because for the next three months thats where hell be living. Acaba, a NASA flight engineer, along with Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, will launch May 14, in the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On May 16, theyll arrive at the ISS where they will join Don Pettit of NASA, Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since late December 2011, returning the ISS crew to a full capacity of six. NASA will broadcast the live launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M launch coverage beginning at 10 p.m. EST, including prelaunch activities and launch replays. In May 2004, NASA selected Acaba for the space flight after choosing him to become an educator astronaut. That put him in a program of extensive rigorous training, including survival skills, space station mechanics and piloting a jet. His specialty is European space hardware. He started with Marion County Public Schools in 2000 at Dunnellon Middle School. It was a great experience, he said of his experience teaching at the school in an interview with Riverland News upon learning of his selection into the program. Acaba continued teaching until his NASA selection. He came to Dunnellon from Melbourne High School in Brevard County, the same county where the launch took place. He also served two years in the Peace Corps. In an interview with theRiverland News in July 2009, Acaba said his future goals with the space agency would be to live aboard the International Space Station for six months, which he described as large as a five-bedroom home. Now, the former educator is seeing his dream come true. Riverland News file photoFormer Dunnellon Middle School student Johnny Walker, left, films pre-event festivities while Sydney Cohen checks out what hes caught on camera prior to the start of the ceremony. Student Media Festival celebrates 11 years of winning Roll out the red carpets and dim the lights low. Its time for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. Hundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday for the event. The event is free and open to the public. The Festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. Dunnellon elementary, middle and high schools will compete. Dunnellon Middle School won 22 awards a year ago. Overall, students in Beth Woods TV Production Class brought home seven first-place awards, including Best of Show for Wild Campus. I think the kids had some really strong videos this year, said Beth Wood, Dunnellon Middle School TV production Annual event starts at 7 p.m. Friday at West Port Riverland News See FESTIVAL page 3 Groups, officials to meet Saturday morning at Depot Special to the Riverland News See WATER page 3 Services were Monday in Ocala A 3-year-old boy, found floating in the family pool May 2, drowned despite the efforts of his parents and rescue personnel who attempted to resuscitate him. According to a sheriffs office report, Stephen Ulrys mother, Deborah, told authorities Stephen and his 7year-old brother has been playing in the back yard at their home in the 16800 block of Southwest 57th Place, Ocala, just outside of Dunnellon, with the family dog. Earlier in the day, the report stated, the two boys had been swimming in the family pool. The report stated the two youths had been dumping out the dogs water and playing in the mud. Their mother had decided it was time to prepare dinner and get things ready for the boys to take a shower. Ulrys mom went inside for no more than one to two minutes, the report stated, and when she came back outside to get the boys, she only saw her 7year-old son. According to the report, when she asked her oldest son about the whereabouts of his brother, he said he didnt know. Mrs. Ulry then looked toward the pool, the report stated, and saw Stephen floating in the water on his left side. The report stated Ulrys mother immediately went to the pool and pulled Stephen out of the water and began performing CPR while her other son ran into the house to get his father, Christopher, a firefighter/paramedic with MCFR. He immediately responded to the pool area and took over giving his son CPR. According to the report, fire rescue personnel were the first to arrive on scene shortly after 4 p.m. Paramedic John Autorino told law enforcement when he arrived he saw Mr. Ulry performing CPR on his son. Autorino said he ran to the father, grabbed the child and immediately ran back to the ambulance as authorities transported the youth to Photo courtesy of NASAThe prime crew members who will round out Expedition 31 on the International Space Station prepare for their farewell sendoff to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from left, are: Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba. The three are scheduled to launch to the space station on May 14 in their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DROWNS page 3

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Master Choir holding auditions The Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352-615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmasterchoir.com.Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702. OCALA Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties has scheduled a full calendar of workshops and clinics for the month of May for those interested in sharpening employability skills. The programs are open to job seekers in the threecounty region at no charge. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. Workshop registration is also required unless otherwise indicated. Programs take place at the Workforce Connection Marion County Center, 2703 N.E. 14th St., in Ocala; Citrus County workshops are at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness; and Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 N.W. Third Ave., Chiefland. Community workshops also continue to be held at area library branches in Citrus and Marion counties. Additional information about the following programs is available at Workforce Connections Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com. Open Resume Labs are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays as well as 9 a.m. Fridays in Ocala. The labs also take place at 1:15 p.m. May 15 and May 29 in Inverness and at 8:15 a.m. May 15 and May 29 in Chiefland. The staffassisted lab helps job seekers learn how to market themselves more effectively to the employer, identify strengths and transferable skills, and develop additional strategies. Walks-in are welcome no additional registration is required but space is limited. Navigating the New World of Work two-day workshop takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Marion County. The workshop is also offered May 22 and 23 in Chiefland and May 10 and 11 and May 24 and 25 in Inverness. The workshops cover how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up. Community Workshops: Navigating the New World of Work offers many of the highlights of the twoday sessions but in a twohour format. These take place at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Belleview Library; and 10 a.m. May 24 at the Dunnellon Library; and in Citrus County at 3:30 p.m. May 14 at the Coastal Region Library in Crystal River; 1 p.m. May 16 at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills; and 2 p.m. May 17 at the Homosassa Library. Nail that Interview, Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials and Optimal Resume workshops at 8:15 a.m. May 17 and May 31 in Ocala. Nail that Interview is also May 18 in Inverness and May 30 in Chiefland. Registration is required. Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is designed for those whose background issues create a barrier to finding a job. The workshops take place at 1:30 p.m. May 11 and May 25. Computer Basics workshop is for those new to technology or with entrylevel skills. Sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. May 22 in Chiefland and 1:30 p.m. May 18 in Ocala. To register for any of the workshops, call 352-2919552 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1410 or sign up online at www.timecenter.com/wcworkshops. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 DUNNELLON MULCH & STONE 465-1100 465-1100 Courteous & Knowledgeable Staff Pick Up or Delivery Available Mulches & Pine Bark Nuggets Top Soil, Fill Dirt & Sand Decorative Stones Drainfield Rock & Lime Stone R ETAIL & W HOLESALE L ANDSCAPERS W ELCOME C ORNER O F H WY 41 & H WY 488 D UNNELLON M ULCH & S TONE D UNNELLON 000BDAC Why pay more and get less. Go the extra mile and save BIG! 352-489-4933 $ 5 00 OFF ANY PURCHASE of $20 OR MORE EXPIRES 5/31/12 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce D O N T F O R G E T M O T H E R S D A Y DONT FORGET MOTHERS DAY! Special Mothers Day Arrangements, Gift Baskets, & Fresh Cut Bouquets We have Hollyhocks, Foxgloves & Many More 000BATD 000BBE8 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 WOW FROZEN HADDOCK $ 5 99 LB. while supplies last 000BCQ6 National Cremation Society Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminar T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Dessert & coffee will be provided ABIGAILS CAFE 20607 W. Pennsylvania Ave. May 15 & 30 2:00 p.m. CITRUS GRILL 20430 E. Pennsylvania Ave. May 24 & 27 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served 000BBMK PENN STATION GRILL 20583 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431 465-1212 Closed Monday Youve tried the rest, now try the BEST! Now Serving 20 Flavors o f HERSHEYS ICE CREAM in our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor CALL TODAY FOR MOTHERS DAY A UTHENTIC C UBAN F OOD 000BAYA Salon & Spa 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 6 5 3 2 0 0 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St. Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Credit Cards accepted Bellisima by Zory 000BBH5 We Specialize In.... Full Foils & Low-Lites 3 Dimensional Color Perms & Keratin treatments ..course, fine & curly hair Razor Cut...$15 Hair Cut...$15 Cut, Color & Style...$45 (long hair extra) Manicure & Pedicure...$29 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000AWFT C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000BB4G 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Mothers Day Prime Rib Buffet with shrimp, salmon, clams and mussels only National Day of Prayer ABOVE: Spectators listen to Pastor Ed Anthony during a brief sermon last Thursday during a National Day of Prayer event at Datesman Park near City Hall. Cross at the River Cowboy Church hosted the event. BELOW: Rose Laney, right, and Angel Carey bow their heads in prayer. LEFT: James J.W. Smith belts out a tune while strumming the guitar. Smith is the music minister at Cross at the River Cowboy Church. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Rainbow Springs State Park needs volunteers for gardens Rainbow Springs State Park is in need of volunteers for the Butterfly Garden, which is a pleasant piece of nature where the Volunteer Gardeners work to weed, trim, plant, take cuttings and interact with the public. In season, butterflies and hummingbirds are numerous and fascinating to watch. There are many Gardens at the Headsprings area of Rainbow Springs State Park. The Gardens at Rainbow Springs State Park are both a cultural and a natural resource requiring some understanding of the history and character of the park. Training specific to your job will be provided. Often, volunteers may adopt a specific area of the garden to maintain. In other cases, you may work with a group to cover a broader area. This position also encompasses opportunities to work on exotic plant removal and exotic removal work days. This Volunteer Position is not hour specific, rather job specific. If you prefer to work with others, hours will be determined by the group. The ability to work without supervision and a little knowledge of native and exotic flora and fauna of the area is certainly helpful but can be learned onsite. In fulfilling the requirements of Gardener, it is essential to be friendly and have a sincere desire to aid the park. A volunteer uniform (Tshirt) in accordance with the volunteer uniform guidelines is to be worn when contributing volunteer hours, along with a volunteer name tag. Make a difference in your local State Park; join the Park Service Family today and choose to work in the Historic Gardens or the amazing Butterfly Garden! Call 352-465-8555 for more information or to fill out the online application visit FloridaStateParks.org or email Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl.us. 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habitat improvement. Evaluate whether additional studies are needed. Explore all possible sources of funding to conduct the restoration activities. Report to the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the president of the Senate before Nov. 25 yearly about the progress of the Citrus Waterways restoration program and any recommendations for the next fiscal year. The Task force is a liaison between the public and the technical advisory group. The Southwest Florida Water Management District will act as lead entity for the purpose of providing staff and administrative support. There will be a technical advisory group to the council from SWFWMD, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (DOT), Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), USACOE and Coastal Rivers Basin Board. The purpose of this initial meeting will be to acquaint the public with the process and avail people to the means of communication to express concerns and provide an opportunity to express restoration projects or areas of specific interest in invasive plant management, a spokesperson said in a news release. You will be provided with an overview map of the lake and identifying names of boat trails, the release stated. From this and future meetings together, we shall formulate a plan that emanates from the stake holders interests and most importantly the interests of a healthy lake and ecosystem. In addition to Bartlett speaking, there will be a representative from DEP present; the purpose of which is to outline to the public to what, as a property owner, you are entitled to do in restoring your shoreline. Jerry Muetzel will present different methodologies for removing organic matter and aquatic vegetation. Sandra Marrafino will give a short overview of wading birds and nesting areas requiring diligence in preservation. All proposals shall be reviewed by the technical advisory board to determine which ones are the most environmentally sound and economically feasible. teacher. I dont think people realize how competitive this district is in Video Production, from elementary schools through high school. Some of the high school productions look like theyre ready for the movie theatre. Of course, the kids all want to place first, but some of Marion Countys secondand third-place videos are good enough to win at the state level. According to Wood, only the first-place videos advance to the state level. A year ago, one of DMS public service announcements didnt place at the county competition, but was awarded Best of Festival at the International Student Media Festival. The kids really love the experience of the Media Festival: the red carpet, the photos, going up on stage and school spirit, she explained. Win or lose, its always fun. I love watching them be so excited. Dunnellon Elementary students, which won five awards a year ago, including a first-place for News Feature, will bring home at least six awards this year, said Amy Rolland, Media Specialist. The Marion County Student Media Festival is a stellar event for our students, much like the Academy Awards, Roland explained. The purpose of this festival is to encourage students to communicate through media production, and to recognize the excellent work being done in our schools by student media producers. Mrs. Athaide and Mrs. Stuarts kindergarten classes each have two excellent contenders, and Mrs. Blanchettes secondgrade class also has two. We are very proud of all our students. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. More than two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80 Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association 352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 000BDML 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza, Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com Call 465-2210 or walk-in 000BB4E Salon & Day Spa Mothers Day Is Spa Day Soothing Mani, Pedi & Swedish One Hour Massage & One Hour Spa Facial or Shampoo, Cut & Style $99 Gift Certificates Available Phone orders accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover Treat mom to a relaxing day at the spa! J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000BDW9 A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Happy Mothers Day! Solution to Sudoku on page 5 Dunnellon PD officer to attend conference Lt. Sue Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department is one of three local law enforcement officers to attend the 27th annual Preventing Crime in the Black Community conference May 16 to 18 at the Tampa Marriott on a grant from Crime Stoppers of Marion County. The conference, a collaborative effort of Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida law enforcement agencies, is geared at sharing innovative ideas and crime prevention strategies in the Black community. Bondi said that a major part of the program will be directed toward stemming violence among young people. Anytime we have an opportunity to share information to prevent our young people from being involved in crimes or any type of violence then we need to make every effort we can to get new strategies or get new information, Lt. Webb said. These young people are our future. Leo Smith, local Crime Stoppers board president, added that the conference is a vital resource for local law enforcement at curbing crime in the Black community. Smith said, Were paying the expenses for these law enforcement people to attend this important conference as our way of giving back to the community. Also attending from Marion County are Detective Greg Spates of the sheriffs office and officer Cynthia Barnes of the Ocala Police Department. Special to the Riverland News WATER continued from page 1 Riverland News file photoDunnellon Middle School students pose after last years festival with their awards haul. DMS students entered more than 30 videos for this years competition. FESTIVAL continued from page 1 Munroe Regional Medical Center. The report stated law enforcement authorities also responded to Munroe to gather further information regarding the incident. While waiting, law enforcement personnel observed numerous members of the hospital staff work on Stephen Ulry until he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. by hospital staff. According to the report, the pool was 3 feet deep and the ladder was still in the pool. The report also said Mrs. Ulry told authorities that neither of her children had previously had swimming lessons. The family released a statement through Jessica Greene, MCFR spokeswoman regarding the incident. This is a heart-breaking time for my family and we truly appreciate the support weve received from our friends, the department, our church and the community, Chris Ulry said. At this difficult time, we hope the media will respect our time to grieve in private. Funeral services for Stephen Ulry were Monday at Cornerstone United Pentecostal in Ocala. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to: Stephen Michael Ulry Memorial Fund, payable to the parents Christopher or Deborah Ulry at any of the CenterState Banks. DROWNS continued from page 1 COMMUNITY EVENTS TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. S. Dunnellon Civic Association meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or email randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for domestic violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique, 20491 The Granada, Dunnellon.

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River views Food 4 Kids thanks community for supportI would like to thank all who have donated this school year to provide food on weekends for students at Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools. This year, we were able to provide for 256 kids. The food is packed in backpacks every Thursday and delivered to the two elementary schools. This would not have been possible without your generous donations. Please keep these kids and families in your prayers. All donations go to purchasing food. Dunnellon Food 4 Kids is a nonprofit charity. Tom Tarkenton Dunnellon Friends of the Library thank community for supportThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library thank those who supported the Spring Book Sale and continue to support the Friends Book Store through book donations and purchases. It was exciting to see the parking lot full and hundreds of patrons streaming in to buy books in the meeting room and the book store. We have returned thousands upon thousands of books back into this community. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fundraisers are for the benefit of your library. These funds provide materials and equipment that are not in the countys budget including sponsoring many Childrens Programs, Free Author Programs and enhancements (i.e., landscaping), but most importantly our commitment to a new library book endowment of $2,500 a month, which we will continue as long as we can. Our 100 percent volunteer group, which consists of more than 70 active members of more than 200 dues-paying members, is proud to serve. Our community continues to donate wonderful, gently read, sometimes like-new books to be resold at the lowest prices you will ever find. Donations are accepted daily during stores hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; or books and other media (magazines, videos, CDs etc.) can be placed in the bin outside the book store door any time the library is open. The Friends work as a team on all our projects. Our next meeting will be Sept. 11 in the Library Meeting Room. You are invited to attend. Join us to become a part of our team. Sincerely,Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store Committee; and Barbara Caban President, FODPLPapers editorial is off base, missed the point Re: No side is right In the Rivlerand News editorial May 3, the Riverland News said three things worth remembering. The surcharge on the water bills to residents of Rainbow Springs is unscrupulous. Why young workers should care about Social Security Let me tell you about my best friend M y mother and I share a mutual love for television. My brother calls it an unhealthy obsession, but that wont stop us. There are a few shows I watch that she doesnt like, but most of the time we are right in sync. Sometimes well be watching one of our favorite shows and well pick up the phone to call each other at the same exact time. Its nothing for us to chat two or three times during a show. Whether the moment is funny, outrageous or just plain stupid, we have to share it with each other. The funny thing is my mom doesnt have caller ID, but when I call shell pick the phone up and immediately start talking about the show without even stopping to check to see who it is. She knows its me. Red carpet events are our favorite. Well start watching around 6 p.m. and critique everyone coming in with their gowns and tuxedos. I usually make it until the very end, but my mom will tape it and enjoy it the next day. We love reality TV, thats our favorite. We love Survivor, Tough Love and Celebrity Rehab to name a few. Theres something about reality TV that makes us laugh and keeps us glued to the set to see what happens next. I guess it makes us appreciate our own lives more. We also have other favorites such as General Hospital, Gifted Man and Modern Family. Our all time favorites were Friday Night Lights and Brothers & Sisters, but theyre both off the air now. However, well have new favorites real soon. Most people say theres nothing on TV to watch. We say theres so much on we dont know which to choose. As long as the TV is on were never bored and always entertained. This is just one more thing that we share and enjoy together. So since two of the most important things to me in this world are my mother and being a mother, I want to take a few moments and talk about Mothers Day. I know its a day to honor our moms, but really shouldnt we be honoring them every day of the year? I know Ive always taken it for granted that my mother will be there. I wait for the phone to ring and never doubt that it will. Its a natural part of my day to hear her voice, to reap the benefits of her nurturing, even at my age, and to share everyday secrets together. Im afraid to think of a day when I wont have those things. I thank God that today I still do. My mother always makes her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel special, every single day of our lives. Thats a nice feeling. Shes always been there for all of us. Im sure thats why weve all turned out so well. My mother is 80; most days she has more energy than I do, and she just started slowing down this year. She had too much to do before to stop. She doesnt want to stop now. However, her mind is telling her one thing and her body another. So now we can try to be there for her the way shes always been there for us. So Happy Mothers Day to my mom, my friend, my confidant and my TV partner. Without her, I would feel like a lost, frightened child. All I want to say is thank you, and I hope that phone never stops ringing. What show should we watch tonight, Mom? 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 10, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS SOCIAL SECURITY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL CANDIDATE PROFILE Editors Note: With the Aug. 14 primary just three months away, the Riverland News is providing candidates for county offices the opportunity to share who they are and their platform for readers. Each candidate has been extended the chance to write about their position for the paper.I believe I am the County Commission candidate that has the experience Marion County needs to navigate these hard economic times. I have been a civic leader in the community since arriving here in 1981. For many years I was a member of the Ocala Noon Optimist Club serving at both the Local and State level. I was one of the founding members of the Republican Business Council as well as a member of MAD DADS. Ive has been married to my wife, Shelia, for more than 20 years. We have a blended family with three children and four grandchildren. When asked why Im running, I say its for my children and grandchildren. I dont want to be the first generation to leave our children and our grandchildren with a diminished future because I wouldnt step up and make a difference. Im a veteran and served my country as a Medic in the U.S. Army. Ive been a member at Central Christian Church since 1981, serving as a Deacon and Ministry Leader there. Ive been a lifelong Christian and is unashamedly a conservative Christian who is ProLife. I believe there is a choice that of the child and his/her right to life. My diverse background will be a true asset to Marion County. Ive been a commercial pilot and flight instructor as well as owner of a Cable TV Marketing company. I owned a private investigation firm in Marion County for 13 years and operated my current business in downtown Ocala since 1998. My ability to talk to people about hard issues and my fact-finding skills will be invaluable to the Commission. Marion County Private Investigator I owned and operated an investigative agency here in Marion County for 13 years. There are very few roads in Marion County that I have not traveled, very few communities that I havent spent time in. My investigations during those 13 years has taken me to every corner of Marion County: from the accident reconstruction on C25A outside of Belleview to the witness statements on the campus of North Marion Middle School; the asset recovery of a lake house estate in Salt Springs to the two-plus week surveillance that provided information to Earl Arnett says his experience makes him best candidate for county commission S ummer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/so cial_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 7 Adon Williams See ARNETT page 5 Earl Arnett

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the Marion County Sheriffs Office that led to the rescue of a kidnapped child. As a member of the MAD DADS street patrol in the late 1980s, I partnered with other concerned citizens walking the streets of the west side of Ocala as a deterrent to prostitutes and drug dealers. Those 13 years as a private investigator took me to the four corners of Marion County and have given me firsthand knowledge of our diverse county. I have a much wider variety of knowledge than any of my opponents. Accident reconstruction and witness statements As a private investigator, a large part of the services I rendered were gathering witness statements and reconstructing accidents for possible inclusion in wrongful death, workers compensation, criminal or civil court cases. My clients relied on my ability to be totally objective, seeing both sides to every story. I gathered all the facts and then gave an unbiased report. This sometimes painstaking fact-gathering along with the ability to cut through the emotions of an issue and reach the heart of the matter will be invaluable on the County Commission. Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor As a commercial pilot, you must adapt quickly and efficiently to ever changing conditions. Failure to do so can sometimes cause less than desirable results. A flight instructor must be patient yet firm with his student. They must give accurate and precise direction and be able to teach in a way that leaves a lasting impression on the pilot. Failure on the part of the student to learn all aspects of flying can have deadly consequences. These qualities: the ability to teach, the adaptation to ever changing conditions, accuracy and precision; are needed in government. Those that hold political office must have the patience to listen to all sides, the resolve and firmness to follow through on the issues and the ability to give accurate and precise input into sometimes heated debates and discussions about issues that arise. Those in political office must remain calm, not to placate each side with the words they want to hear, but to have the ability to relay factual information in an exact, caring way. Small Business Owner through these tough economic times I have owned and operated a small business downtown since 1998. Like many businesses, times have been tough these past several years. My fiscal responsibility has allowed the doors to remain open. Five similar businesses have closed their doors in the past couple of years, succumbing to the touch economic times. I look for innovative ways to market my business cutting costs to the bare essentials to stay afloat. This fiscal responsibility will lend itself well to the County Commissioner role. The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen we just need to make sure its not an oncoming train. This is not the time to let down our guard! When you consider these diverse experiences, they have given me the ability and knowledge to help lead Marion County through these tough economic times. These experiences have helped shape my decision making ability. I have had to make hard decisions and I will continue to do so as I represent you. Earl Arnett is a Republican candidate for County Commission, District 5. He is running against Robert Cretul, Francine Johannesen and Marcel G. Verrando in the Aug. 14 primary. Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 5 000BF1O Bills Grill & Internet Sweepstakes Cafe Florida VFW Foundation 100 TOKENS FREE (Limit 1 offer per customer per day) 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd. (488), Dunnellon For more information call 352-489-1772 Mon. 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Williams St. Dunnellon 1/2 Price Wine By The Glass FULL LIQUOR BAR 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! Answers to Sudoku on page 3 ARNETT continued from page 4 Womans Club slates eventsThe 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 doeuvres, 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School student basketball players, from left, Dylan Kitchel, Matt Livermore, Juan Ramos, Rudolh Sinflorant, Kobie Jones, Phillip Hitt, Rashan Martin, Tyrone Gates, Ryan Wallace, Roberto Webb and Cameron Vickers fire up teammates prior to tip off of the annual Students vs. Staff basketball game. The students played the staff in two games, dropping both contests. The game has become an annual tradition at Dunnellon Middle School in which faculty, staff and students celebrate the end of FCAT testing. SPORTS BRIEFS Dunnellon HIgh Spring football game May 18The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual Spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual Spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the Spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $6 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 30-mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag and lunch. Online registration is provided at www.Hospice ofmarion.com, www. Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. Eighth-grader Deon Palmer goes up for a shot while being defended by Rossi Sparano, left, and Nicole Turner, right as teammate Diamond Torres looks on. Band members, from left, Mathew Manchester, Brianna Dean, Hannah Duke, Khali Robinson and Kasey Bernstein perform during the Students vs. Staff game. The game has become an annual tradition at Dunnellon Middle School. Staff members had a jovial message for students to remember during the annual hoops contest pitting students vs. staff. Dunnellon Middle School teacher Eric James goes up for a shot while being guarded by students Ella Botelho, left, Roberto Webb and Cloe Botelho during the Students vs. Staff basketball game. GOLF SCORES Rainbow Springs LGA Results On Thursday, May 3, the LGA completed a three-day Club Championship tournament. The Club Champlion is Terry Herbert. The next best low net was Karen Hopkins. In Flight 1, the first low gross was Lisa Weston; the first low net was Beth Stroble, and the second low net was Toni Bulson. In Flight 2, the first low gross was Karen Mikulilk; the first low net was Bette Hubbard; the second low net was M.A. Pletcher. In Flight 3, the first low gross was Fran Scasny; the first low net was Ann Carter; and the second low net was Nancy Meyer. On March 19, there were 16 players in the game of a pair of ladies, one playing odd holes and the other even holes. The first low gross was the team of Toni Bulson and M.A. Pletcher; the first low net was a tie between Diane Broadway and Ann Kuhlmey and Sue Medford and Nancy Meyer. Birdies: Marie Sackett, Sue Medford and Karen Mikulik. Chip-Ins: Dianne Broadway, Sue Medford and Marie Sacket, twice. Greenies: Shari Harris, Karen Mikulik and Marie Sackett, twice.

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The citizens of Dunnellon have no empathy for the plight of the residents of Rainbow Springs. Residents of Rainbow Springs that want to voice their opinions about city of Dunnellon business should consider being annexed. The editors opinion is pure balderdash seeking to appease both sides of the dispute. Im sure the citizens of London, England, had absolutely no empathy for the residents of Boston, Mass., that were busy dumping good English tea into the harbor. And if the American patriots had listened to opinions like that of the local newspaper, we might still be a British colony. Dont ever forget: Taxation without representation is tyranny. It is difficult to be polite when fighting an unscrupulous City Hall. Duke Stoetzer Dunnellon City manager has done enough to ruin townI believe the rift between Dunnellon city management and Rainbow Springs residents is now almost beyond repair. I feel one person must go as soon as possible, based on her performance, is City Manager Lisa Algiere. I base my conclusion on the following. Item No. 13 in the city managers strategic plan dated Feb. 17, 2010, calls for expansion of the district. I take this to mean the Florida Statue 180, which we are all so aware now. It appears to me that the city managers plan all along was to do what was done, expand the 180 district in a quick, secretive way just inside the legal requirements. Why not be open and honest about a long conceived plan to the community? That speaks to management style and basic intent of the city management, which is to have a non-represented community pay for the mismanagement of the city and grow the city administration. Item No. 14 of the strategic plan is to explore annexation of neighboring communities. Why was No. 14 not tried before Item No. 13? I think if approached the right way in 2010, Rainbow Springs might have considered it. However, that bridge is now burned forever. With the citys mountain of debt and bad management who would voluntarily want to be a Dunnellon taxpayer? The city managers management style and modus operandi has alienated most Rainbow Springs residents. The dog and pony show of the April 25 meeting is a prime example of the heavy handed management style of Algiere. This same plan (Item No. 8) called for the redlight cameras to installed for biker and pedestrian safety. We all know how the cameras were received and the good they have done. They solved a safety problem that did not exist; another gimmick at the expense of the unrepresented driving public. Now for the mother of all bad decisions: Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. The Greenlight business decision alone would be enough to call for removal of anyone who proposed this ill conceived business plan. This turkey will fail and drain the city coffers until it is done away with. That a small city with borrowed money could handle the start up and operational cost of Greenlight is extremely poor judgment. No operations manager in more than two years during a critical start-up period is unbelievably bad management. Hiring a communications manager before an operations manager is in place is incomprehensible. Splitting the vacant managers salary three ways seems highly irregular and look at the poor results. How much additional income have the Dunnellon managers made from Greenlight? How much of the borrowed $7.5 million is left? When if ever will Greenlight make a profit or even be self supporting? It appears Algiere considers Dunnellon, not as city to be governed, but a business with captive drivers and customers to be exploited for city gain. The purpose of this gain is to expand the citys government, not for the city residents benefits, but for the good of the city administration and employees. Now to be fair the city manager did not do all the damage by herself. The City Council went along with the plans of the manager. The cameras, Greenlight, Rio Vista purchase, Rainbow Springs Utility purchase were somehow approved, but one success Algiere has had is swaying the City Council to rubberstamp her strategic plans. Is Greenlight really a good idea? Until a few months ago, I would have no right or reason to call for any change in Dunnellon governance. Unfortunately, due to strategic plan No. 13 being implemented, I now have an interest in the financial well being of Dunnellon. According to Algiere the city is entitled to extract funds from the water and sewage (note the split) enterprise funds. Our only recourse is the court of public opinion as Rainbow Springs is unrepresented and being used to finance Dunnellon financial follies. I truly believe Dunnellon is on the brink of financial disaster spearheaded by Greenlight. I also believe the city managers management style/attitude and, most important, her plans have harmed the future of Dunnellon. The city needs a city manager who knows how to manage a city with available resources, not come up with exotic strategic plans to game the system and fleece the public. Who, what, when and how are the basics of news reporting. When you put a name to answer those questions about who has managed these ill conceived plans and damaged Dunnellon future, one name comes to mind. What name is in your mind? Steve Swett Dunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 7 000B8F1 W O W W O W WOW! Join Now & Receive Two Extra Months FREE Limited Time 3 5 2 4 8 9 3 3 8 3 3 5 2 4 8 9 3 3 8 3 352-489-3383 T O O Y O U R H E A L T H S P A T O O Y O U R H E A L T H S P A TOO YOUR HEALTH SPA 2174 W. 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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Fill out this form and mail it in with your payment Subscribe to T i m e T o G e t Y o u r T i m e T o G e t Y o u r Time To Get Your D u c k s I n A R o w D u c k s I n A R o w Ducks In A Row CODE: MO CODE: MO DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000BDBV Podiatric Physician & Surgeon LETTERS continued from page 4 WAR schedules quarterly meetingThe 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. Rainbow River clean-up slated 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 clean-ups since 1980. Directions to the Rio Vista Park can be found on the Rainbow River Conservation website at www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 FWC schedules free youth outdoor event Children 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. The Youth Outdoor Experience is a great chance for kids of all ages, and their parents, to come out to a beautiful setting in the forest and learn several outdoor activities under the watchful eyes of experts, Workman said. For more information about the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience, call Workman at 352-625-2804. EDUCATION BRIEFS DHS Drama Club to stage performanceThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Historic Dunnellon Train Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. For more information, call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 465-6745. 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 about this program, call 489-5954. Special to the Riverland News Sign-ups open for outdoor camp Adventure Camp slated for June 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, archery and many other outdoor programs. Tuition is only $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 Journalist utopia It seems that sports teams can advance to districts, regionals and state, clubs go to districts and state, and student journalists get to write and report about it. Rarely, because they are so busy with deadlines, do student journalists participate in challenges with one another, either for fun or to earn wins in contests. The Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention is a great place for student journalists to go to be appreciated. This past weekend, from May 3 to 5, it was the journalists turn. In spirited fashion, the seven districts that make up the Florida Scholastic Press Association met in Orlando to compete at the State Convention. While District 5 won the equivalent of the spirit stick, a spirit press pass, District 2 had its share of success also, with students from Dunnellon High School representing the entire district, which ranges geographically from Tallahassee east to Jacksonville and uses Marion Countys southern boundary as its southern boundary as well. Dunnellon High Schools newspaper and yearbook have been competitive in FSPA for several years. They were joined by TV production this year for the first time. A total of 10 students, accompanied by two advisors, attended and Romeo Pioneers preparing for Field Day Romeo Elementary is preparing for Field Day on Friday, May 11. Students in grades K to 2 will participate in this event from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m., and students in grades 3 to 5 will have their turn from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students will rotate through stations that offer the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical Education teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager have worked hard to put the event together. The Romeo Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Cafeteria. The Top of the World Grandparents will be on hand that day as well since it is their last visit to Romeo for this school year. Volunteers do so very much to help Romeo Elementary become the great school that it is. They contribute time and materials that make our students educational journey much easier. Thank you volunteers. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon Middle School students gear up for full day of events F riday, May 11, is a very full day at Dunnellon Middle School, we begin with: DMS students will be issued Interim Reports. We would like to remind students it is not too late to gain a better understanding in any of their core subjects. Dunnellon Middle School continues to offer free tutoring from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. Our certified teachers are there to assist any student with the desire to do better in their school work. No referral is needed. Students need only to show up with the materials they would like assistance with. We hope our students will take advantage of free tutoring as we move toward the end of this school year. That morning, Dunnellon Middle School will host the local chapter of Junior Achievement volunteers as they present this years program entitled, Economics for Success. The presentation will focus on career exploration and personal finance, a timely program for our eighthstudents as they prepare to move on to the high school. Dunnellon Middle School is delighted to welcome the Junior Achievement volunteers as they provide one of those life-lessons to our students. Thank you Junior Achievement! That evening, our DMS Media students and their families are invited to attend the Marion County Student Media Festival at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of West Port High School. Dunnellon Middle School students have submitted 30 video project entries this year for the Media Festival. The awards ceremony will be televised live on the Marion County Schools Educational Channel. DMS student producers, families, and friends are invited to walk the red carpet into the awards. We also extend our sincere thanks to Miss Wood for her continued focus on media excellence as she guides her young media students to use their creativity, individuality and an eye for detail in their projects. Admission is free and we wish our DMS student producers the best of luck and to have a good time! The Dunnellon Middle School Track Team, under the direction See ASHMAN page 14 Jane Ashman DMS Principal Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJoe Dunaway smiles during the Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention Banquet as Jacob Furr, left bckground, and Robert Rupprecht share in conversation. Mike Foley from the University of Florida was the keynote speaker. Dunaway, a senior, won first place in the photo portfolio in the Tom Pierce Portfolio Project. An avid photographer, Dunaway was in his element among the approximately 1000 students journalists at the contest. See OUTDOOR page 14 Dunnellon High students who attended the convention, from left, are: Brandon Sanchez, Robert Rupprecht, Jacob Furr, Kody Kouba, Victoria Atkinson, Amanda Barney, Drew Rondeau, Joe Dunaway, Jackee Indellicati and Richie Litterine. Dunnellon High journalism students earn state honors JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News See UTOPIA page 16

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And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 6874240. His email address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Special to the Riverland NewsFather Emmanuel Akalue blessed the Father Emilio Garcia prayer path Sunday, May 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The prayer path was constructed by Eagle Scout Candidate Anthony Samz as his Eagle Scout Project. Father Emilio Garcia was pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for 15 years. His tenure started when the current church was built after a fire destroyed the original church. The prayer path provides a quiet, natural, setting with benches and scripture readings along the pathway. If you like solitude and the sound of song birds while you reflect, this path will provide you with a great since of peace and serenity. Blessing of Father Emilio Garcia prayer path

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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 4897515. 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.Church to present historical programThe Dunnellon Civil Rights and Community Development Project and the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will present, Then and Now: The Dunnellon Struggle for Justice and Equal Opportunity, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 11840 N. Williams St., Dunnellon. Donate a new or gently used toy or non-perishable food item at the door to benefit Annie Johnson Center and Food4Kids Inc. For more information, call Maxine Thomas at 352-322-0801. Erlo Adelbert BranchErlo Adelbert Branch died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Estelle House. Survivors include his wife, Faye; son, Eric Adelbert Branch of Hudson; daughters, Kerry Ann (Ken) Ables of Franklin, N.C., Susan Glenna (David) Horger of Houschton, Ga. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Richard Berry, 87A Celebration of Life for Mr. Richard W. Berry of Dunnellon, was held 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Berry Residence. Richard went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 27, 2012. Born June 25, 1924, Richard was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Richard was in the Navy and was a Navy Seal UDT 14. He was quite the warrior, a true American Hero. He loved his United States of America. While he lived in New Jersey, he worked for Ford Heavy Duty Trucks in Manahawkin, N.J. He also drove a school bus for Citrus County for 10 years, was dedicated to education in Citrus County and loved those little kids be drove for. He had a great personality, winning smile, and a beautiful voice. At one time he sang in the choir at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member for about 12 years. He made a Presbyterian out of his wife, Helen. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey for 50 years, a Most Worthy Grand Patron of the Order of Eastern Star of Tuckerton and a member of many Eastern Star Chapters in New Jersey. His biggest hobby was entertaining by his lovely swimming pool he designed at his home. He loved entertaining his family, friends and neighbors. The family requests in lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612 or to the National UDT Seal Museum Highway A1A, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949. His wife, Edith, to whom he was married for many years, preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Helen Berry of Dunnellon; sons, Howard Berry of Tuckerton, N.J., and Kenneth Berry of Clearwater; daughter, Shirley Ochs, of Inverness; stepsons, Robert and Ranza Bateman, both of Dunnellon; stepdaughter, Tracy Mickel of Toledo, Ohio; many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He was truly loved by everyone that knew him. He will be missed by all. Edward R. Reading, 74Edward R. Reading, 74, of Dunnellon, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Legacy House in Ocala. Edward was born on Dec. 6, 1937 in Detroit, Mich., the son of George and Helen Reading. He was a truck driver for Central Transport. He was a member of the Teamsters Union #299. Edward moved to Dunnellon in 1998 from Warren, Michigan. He was a past president of the P.O.A Rainbow Springs. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Gail; two sons, David Reading of Corona, Calif. and James Reading and his wife Wendy of Plymouth, Mich.; two daughters, Kimberly Moss and husband Mike of Troy, Mich. and Karen Becker and her husband Steven of Livonia, Mich.; sister, Shirley Reid and her husband Jack of Longwood; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Joey. Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness. Harry August Reisen Jr., 91Harry August Reisen Jr., 91, died Monday, May 7, at The Legacy House in Ocala, Florida. Mr. Reisen was born in Savannah, Ga.. and enjoyed fishing, helping others, traveling, boating on the Rainbow River and spending quality time with his Family. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a 71 year member of the IBEW local 177, Jacksonville, lifetime member of the VFW and former president of the Rio Vista Homeowners Association. Survivors include his wife, Freda; daughter, Margaret Wilson, Jacksonville; stepsons, Daniel (Janice) Newman, Dunnellon, Phillip (Cindy) Rash, Leicester, N.C. and Donald (Jeanette) Newman, Bloomingdale, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, Dunnellon, with Pastor Joseph Vosberg officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Inurnment in the Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga., will follow at a later date and time. Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 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 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 000AQDK First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 000AVTQ 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000AVTK MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 000AVTN Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 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 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. 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Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 11 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDelaney LaMon, left, Cynthia Saldana and Lina Christie work together to put dirt and soil back in place after planting some fre sh flowers May 2 at the school. Students schoolwide planted flowers and other items in assigned locations and made the campus alive with plants. The Ea rly 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 th eir surroundings, Principal Kathy Hultman said. Cadence McNelly, left, and Anaya Ferrell work on weeding a portion of a garden bed as they helped to prepare the spot for some colorful fresh flowers. Jordan Martin works a hoe while Belinda Martinez helps clear up debris after fresh flowers were planted outside of the school. Luis Garcia, left, and Bethany Vaughn check out a snail shell they found while cleaning up an area for fresh flowers. An assortment of flowers were available for students to plant campuswide during the annual Green Day project. Destiny Gonzalez, a second-grader, receives assistance from her teacher, Katherine Kidney, while she and other classmates plant fresh flowers on the school campus.

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 13 FAMILY FEATURES W ho doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using Mazola Corn Oil, so Mazola has partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazola to share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the Mazola Facebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazola will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortil la. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladYield: 18 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantro, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fresco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a large skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Transfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir. Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1/2 cup diced red onion 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa

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River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100thyear project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431. Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. 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 57-acre 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.OcalaAdventureCamp.com or call 352-6252804. of coaches Rumsey and Thomas, will display their speed and agility at the County Track Meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at West Port High School. Our track team is ready to do their best as they have fun, meet new people and represent just how great it is to be part of Dunnellon Middle School. We are very proud of you. Good luck! Our FFA will celebrate a year of hard work Tuesday, May 15, as they host its annual FFA Banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the DMS Caf. We thank our FFA students for their positive and adult representation of themselves and their school. We extend our thanks to the leadership of Mrs. Hayward in preparing our young FFA members for the future. Awesome job folks! The DMS May SAC meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Media Center. Parents are welcome to attend. The Dunnellon Middle School Academic Awards Night will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Auditorium. This is a special evening at DMS that we always look forward to. This is an evening that gives us an opportunity to share how proud we are of these young adults who have shown outstanding academic achievement during this school year and throughout their years with us. The DMS Academic Awards Night is a celebration, recognizing the hard work and dedication to their education and how they have displayed their high educational work ethics to themselves but to their families, peers and the community. We are grateful for this chance to say, thank you. We would also like to remind students that they have a perfect opportunity to say thank you to their first teacher Sunday, May 13 Mothers Day. Dont forget! Mrs. Anderson, our media specialist, would like to remind students to return all books and media materials Friday, May 11. She is busy preparing for the upcoming Book Fair! The Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) completed its community project of creating toiletry bags for the boys and girls arriving at Ocala Arnett House. Our S.A.V.E. Club members created more than 30 bags of toiletries, little soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc., for children who have been removed from their homes due to domestic violence or abuse. We are very proud our Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club members for selecting such a caring, worth-while community project. Thank you to our parents for inspiring these young people and teaching them the meaning of sharing with those less fortunate. Finally, thank you to Ms. Cynthia Wise, Mr. Nick Johnson, and Mrs. Jamie Boutwell for their support and guidance to the DMS S.A.V.E. Club. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 643044F1 Call Linda at 489-2731 to Advertise INFORMATION HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School eighth-grade students Kevin Starr and Abigail Long recently received wonderful news they each will receive four years of college tuition paid for as part of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship program sponsored by the Marion County Public Education Foundation. Presenting the awards, from left, are: DMS Principal Jane Ashman, TSIC volunteers Elaine Whiteaker and Dr. Mike Mishkin, a school psychologist. Long and Starr are both honor roll students and members of the DMS Symphonic Band. Students are selected for their academic potential and character. Take Stock in Children recipients are paired with mentors and required to maintain good grades throughout high school. Building futures OUTDOOR continued from page 8 ASHMAN continued from page 8 COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Joint high schools reunion slated All former students, teachers and faculty of the former Hard Rock and Booker T. Washington high schools are invited to attend the upcoming reunion May 25 to May 28. The weekend includes a meet-and-greet May 25 at the American Legion Hall; Family Picnic 11:30 a.m. May 26 at the newly renovated Eugene Martin Park; Saturday evening concludes at 7 p.m. with a Recognition Program and Dance at the American Legion Hall; and a Sunday Worship Service will be at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Herbert Thomas of Monticello will be the spiritual messenger. Tickets are $30 per person, children 18 and younger are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 352-629-4851 or 489-2677. AARP Driver Safety Class slated An AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, class will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, at the Rainbow Lake Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 489-1574. 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 4896996. Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 15 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 221-0510 RIV 5/27 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/27/2012, 10:00 a.m. at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids 1FDEE14H3RHB70103 1994 FORD Econoline Lien Notices Cargo Van May 10, 2012. Lien Notices 220-0510 RIV 5/24 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/24/2012, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GTDC14K8JZ519708 88 GMC Publish: May 10, 2012. 223-0510 RIV 5/23 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/23/2012, 09:00 Lien Notices am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP524XSA113737 1995 FORD May 10, 2012. 222-0510 RIV 5/24 and 5/29 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. SaleDate:5/24/2012@ 9am 1997 BUIC 1997 VIN # 1G4CU521XV4632584 SaleDate:5/29/2012@ 9am 2005 HYUN VIN # KMHCG45C85U669647 1993 DODG VIN # 1B3XP28D8PN587916 May 10, 2012. 226-0510 RIV5/27 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE AT PUBLIC AUCTION FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS PER FL STATUTE 713.78 AT 9:00 AM ON MAY 27, 2012 VEHICLE IS AS IS. CASH ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY AND ALL BIDS/SALES. VEHICLE iS STORED AND WILL BE AUCTIONED AT: ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY 1034 NE 95TH STREET, OCALA, FL 34479. 2006 CHOL VIN: LF3PCN0G66B006237 May 10, 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. 224-0517 RIVSpensieri, Emily P. 2012-CP-72 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-72 (F) Division IN RE: ESTATE OF EMILY P. SPENSIERI Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EMILY P. SPENSIERI, deceased, whose date of death was July 26, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 10, 2102. Personal Representative: MICHAEL SMEJA 80 Geneva Court, Inverness, Illinois 60010 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for MICHAEL SMEJA 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 May 10 and 17, 2012. 225-0517 RIV Mendoza, Sara A. 2012-CP-000536 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No.: 2012-CP-000536 Division Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF SARA A MENDOZA Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sara A Mendoza, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1030, Ocala FL 34478-1030. The name and address of the personal representative is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 10, 2012. Personal Representative: Sheryl Howard 14 Wintergreen Way, Ocala, FL 34482 Telephone 352-650-7580, Email showard17@cfl.rr.com May 10 and 17, 2012. 227-0517 RIVDeck, Roy Lick 2012 CP 457 (F) Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012 CP 457 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF ROY LICK DECK a/k/a ROY L. DECK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ROY LICK DECK a/k/a ROY L. DECK deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, File Number 2012 CP 457 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 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 10, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT JON DECK 3398 North Annapolis Avenue, Hernando, Florida 34442 Attorneys for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0021415 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 May 10 and 17, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Todays New Ads DUNNELLON 3 bedroom. 2 bath. 500 ft access rainbow river 1/2 mile south of rainbow springs state campground [ sateke village ] 10045 sw 182nd ct 850-625-6298 Announcements A DVERTISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!! Call now to grow your business. Get your classified ad in 119 newspapers with one order. 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Williams St., Dunnellon FL 34432 or by calling 352-465-8510 and return to same no later than 05/23/2012. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Salary Range 24,357 36,546. Position will remain open until filled. E.O.E., DFWP. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Professional UTILITIES SERVICE WORKER PUBLIC SERVICESThe City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Service Worker. Duties include, but not limited to, inspecting and servicing lift stations, performing maintenance and repair on water distribution and sewer collection systems. Eligible candidates must have a valid Florida driver license. Must obtain a job description and submit a City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Salary range ($19,074 $28,621). Application deadline 05/21/2012. Position will remain opened until filled. E.O.E., D.F.W.P. Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 1 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. PICK UP AN APPLICA TION A T 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461 Drug Free Workplace / EEO Trades/ Skills Drivers Hiring Experienced/In experienced Tank Drivers! Great benefits & pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Yr OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. 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MA Y 10 Estate Adventur e Auction 3pm-9pm Come anytime, Estate vehicle 2009 Chevy HHR 15k pool table, leather pit group, high end decor. furn. & Decor. Tools, Antiques & saddles SA T MA Y 5 APPRAISAL F AIR Crystal River Mall 11am to 4pm Several appraisers, Fund Raiser & Food Drive & $5 per item. DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12%BP -2% ca.disc. Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON Huge Sale Fri Sat 8-4 Everything from kids toys, Indian stuff, tools and much more 22510 SW 117th Place, Rd. River Retreats off Hwy 40 West see signs DUNNELLON Sat. May 12, 8am-5p Some Furniture 9579 SW 195th Circle Rainbow Springs CC Garage/ Yard Sales RAINBOW SPRINGS Fri 7:30 -1p Sat 7:30 -12 Lots of tools, Lawn mower ,tool box on10176S.W 192nd Cir. Hwy 41 to 99th light -Follow signs. Estate Sales LAKE PANASOFFKEE Huge Mothers Day Weekend Sale Sat,8 to 5, Sun 8 to 3 Everything Mom wants for Mothers Day is right here from kitchen appliances, pots, pans dishware, flatware living room furniture, dining room, bedroom furniture, bedding, curtains, like new clothing, collectibles, tools, toys, and a lady owned, very low mileage, garaged vintage 1984 Cadillac Sedan Deville. EVERYTHING MUST GO! LOCATED A COUPLE OF MILE OFF HWY 75 AT 2466 CR 444, Lake Panasoffkee General GUN SHOW Crystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13, Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4 GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Lake Rousseau 1/1, enclosedFlorida porch, tiled inside & out furnished $9500. very nice(352) 362-7681 Mobile Homes and Land Inglis Bargain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW. large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP, separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. Selling as Is $29,500 firm (407) 398-9759 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESS RENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 MOBILE HOME for sale $11,000 in low rent adult park 1984 nobility 52long by 14wide in good condition with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath Tel 352 563 1867 or email dragnlady4@imail.com Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON 3 bedroom. 2 bath. 500 ft access rainbow river 1/2 mile south of rainbow springs state campground [ sateke village ] 10045 sw 182nd ct 850-625-6298 DUNNELLON 3/2/2 RENT TO OWN Close to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON 3/2/2 Rent to Own, Rent or Buy Fabulous Home Across City Beach 2 Fire Plces, wooden flrs www.rublesr entals.com (561) 575-1718 (561) 719-8787 Waterfront Rentals INVERNESS East Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Sport/Utility Vehicles TOYOTA2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams edition, 14800 miles, white, 4X4, navigation, excellent condition, $9800, bacb@netscape.com Electrical CREATION ELECTRIC: Full service contractor. Residential & comm. specialist. Service changes, lrg or sm repairs, & more. Lic/Ins. EC13001722 352-427-4216. COMMUNITY EVENTS The Dunnellon Depot and the Dunnellon Historical Society benefitted from Lowes on State Road 200 in two ways recently. Not only did the store donate some much needed items paint, water seal and foam sealant five employees from the store volunteered their time to complete some projects. Susan Hammer, yoga instructor, friends and volunteers from the historical society also assisted. Lowes employees, from left, Lynn Fratangelo, Sharon Lincoln and Don Fritzwater paint some trim work during the work day.Special to the Riverland News

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competed in a variety of onthe-spot contests from script writing to photography, and even more were carried in and entered while there. At the end of January, the yearbook and newspaper staffs submitted their first round of pieces for what they call contest season. In this round, newspaper sports writer Amanda Barney earned an All Florida designation for one of her JV football stories. For yearbook, Amanda Ortman earned an All Florida for the theme concept of the 2012 yearbook. Brittany Bennett and Jacob Furr earned an All Florida for a yearbook page they completed on students statistics. Amanda Barney earned an All Florida for alternative copy for a story she did on freshmen who play varsity sports, and Drew Rondeau earned an All Florida for a photo he took. The print publications students also won many excellent ratings and a few Honorable Mentions for work ranging from homecoming coverage to newspaper sports features. Both the print and the broadcast students prepared many items ahead of time to submit at the State Competition, and also practiced for the contests they would compete in while there. Two exceptions were junior Robert Rupprecht and senior Kody Kouba, who each chose contests in which they would be paired up with students from other schools to complete challenges. In the print version, called Mixed Company, Rupprechts team earned honorable mention. Koubas contest was called Collaborative Commercial. His team earned second place. At the awards ceremony on Saturday, Dunnellon High students were called up many times in addition to this, although Dunnellon was frequently mispronounced. Senior Joseph Dunaways photo portfolio won first place in the Tom Pierce Portfolio Project. An avid photographer, Dunaway was in his element among the approximately 1000 students journalists at the contest. It was a mecca of DSLRS, iPhones and quote pads, said Dunaway. A journalist utopia. Dunaway, along with junior Chris Smith also earned another top honor for a yearbook people page they had worked on in the junior section. The senior divider spread of the yearbook, which was completed by a team of students, won second place. The yearbook staff, led by Amanda Ortman, also created a spread for the Team Yearbook challenge, which won second place in the academics category, and Ortman also earned an honorable mention for her portrait. While four of the students who attended were seniors, the rest will have the chance to attend at least one more time next spring. They are looking forward to it. It was way better and more fun than I expected, said senior Brandon Sanchez. Even though we had work to do and sessions to attend, it all felt like a vacation with 1000 random teens and the friends I came with. I wish I could do it again. Annie W. Johnson needs items for programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. A Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, with a picnic to follow. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 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. 000BDUM 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! 0 0 0 B E 0 4 000BADT Special to the Riverland NewsMegan Sereda, right, a fourth-grade member of the Dunnellon Elementary School 4-H Club, donated $50 from her hog project to the club. Sereda presents Maggie Barde, president of Dunnellon 4-H, with the donation. Sereda wrote a letter to Lou Hartigan, the club sponsor, letting her know of her desire to give back. I want to donate 20 percent of my profit to you, she wrote. I made $850. My pig cost was $200, $100 in supplies and $300 in feed. So my profit was $250. I will donate $50 and that will help with next years pig. Thank you for all your help in my pig project. Dunnellon 4-Her gives back to club COMMUNITY EVENTS UTOPIA continued from page 8



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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 10, 2012 Vol 30 No. 29 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING River clean-up slated Saturday, 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 beverages for all. Rainbow River Conservation 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.AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course, which has no pass/fail test, will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, at the Rainbow Lake Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 4891574.Annie Johnson in need of volunteersThe Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. Water management issues focus of public meeting P.O.W.A.R. (Protect Our Waters at Rousseau) will sponsor a public meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the Historic Dunnellon Depot at 11123 N. Williams St. to discuss water issues and lake levels affecting the Rainbow River as well as the Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau. Mike Bartlett from Southwest Florida Water Management District, which controls the dam and spillway structures water flow, will be the guest speaker at the meeting.d In addition, the Citrus Water Ways Restoration Council has asked for public input about a Lake Rousseau management program; therefore, this will be conducted at that time also. To outline the extent to which the Task Force is enabled: Review audits and all data specifically related to lake and river restoration techniques and sport fish population recovery strategies, including data and strategies for shoreline restoration, sand and other sediment control and removal, exotic species management, floating tussock management or removal, navigation, water quality and fish and wildlife Boy, 3, drowns in pool Space settler Former DMS teacher to live on international space station Photo courtesy of NASANASA astronaut Joe Acaba, left foreground, Expedition 31/32 flight engineer, and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, left background, Expedition 31 flight engineer and Expedition 32 commander, participate in a routine operations training session in an International Space Station mock-up/trainer in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASAs Johnson Space Center. Crew instructors were on hand to assist the crew members. Its been nearly three years since Joe Acaba blasted off into space aboard the shuttle Discovery for a 13-day mission in 2009. Now, hes set to return. However, this wont be an abbreviated voyage for the former Dunnellon Middle School science teacher. So if youre planning on sending fan mail, post mark it for the International Space Station (ISS), because for the next three months thats where hell be living. Acaba, a NASA flight engineer, along with Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, will launch May 14, in the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On May 16, theyll arrive at the ISS where they will join Don Pettit of NASA, Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since late December 2011, returning the ISS crew to a full capacity of six. NASA will broadcast the live launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M launch coverage beginning at 10 p.m. EST, including prelaunch activities and launch replays. In May 2004, NASA selected Acaba for the space flight after choosing him to become an educator astronaut. That put him in a program of extensive rigorous training, including survival skills, space station mechanics and piloting a jet. His specialty is European space hardware. He started with Marion County Public Schools in 2000 at Dunnellon Middle School. It was a great experience, he said of his experience teaching at the school in an interview with Riverland News upon learning of his selection into the program. Acaba continued teaching until his NASA selection. He came to Dunnellon from Melbourne High School in Brevard County, the same county where the launch took place. He also served two years in the Peace Corps. In an interview with theRiverland Newsin July 2009, Acaba said his future goals with the space agency would be to live aboard the International Space Station for six months, which he described as large as a five-bedroom home. Now, the former educator is seeing his dream come true. Riverland News file photoFormer Dunnellon Middle School student Johnny Walker, left, films pre-event festivities while Sydney Cohen checks out what hes caught on camera prior to the start of the ceremony. Student Media Festival celebrates 11 years of winning Roll out the red carpets and dim the lights low. Its time for the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival. Hundreds of students and parents will pack into West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday for the event. The event is free and open to the public. The Festival, underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. Participants range from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year, 372 entries came from 26 different schools. Last month, a panel of industry experts judged the entries in 12 categories and four age groups. Dunnellon elementary, middle and high schools will compete. Dunnellon Middle School won 22 awards a year ago. Overall, students in Beth Woods TV Production Class brought home seven first-place awards, including Best of Show for Wild Campus. I think the kids had some really strong videos this year, said Beth Wood, Dunnellon Middle School TV production Annual event starts at 7 p.m. Friday at West Port Riverland News See FESTIVAL page 3 Groups, officials to meet Saturday morning at Depot Special to the Riverland News See WATER page 3 Services were Monday in OcalaA 3-year-old boy, found floating in the family pool May 2, drowned despite the efforts of his parents and rescue personnel who attempted to resuscitate him. According to a sheriffs office report, Stephen Ulrys mother, Deborah, told authorities Stephen and his 7year-old brother has been playing in the back yard at their home in the 16800 block of Southwest 57th Place, Ocala, just outside of Dunnellon, with the family dog. Earlier in the day, the report stated, the two boys had been swimming in the family pool. The report stated the two youths had been dumping out the dogs water and playing in the mud. Their mother had decided it was time to prepare dinner and get things ready for the boys to take a shower. Ulrys mom went inside for no more than one to two minutes, the report stated, and when she came back outside to get the boys, she only saw her 7year-old son. According to the report, when she asked her oldest son about the whereabouts of his brother, he said he didnt know. Mrs. Ulry then looked toward the pool, the report stated, and saw Stephen floating in the water on his left side. The report stated Ulrys mother immediately went to the pool and pulled Stephen out of the water and began performing CPR while her other son ran into the house to get his father, Christopher, a firefighter/paramedic with MCFR. He immediately responded to the pool area and took over giving his son CPR. According to the report, fire rescue personnel were the first to arrive on scene shortly after 4 p.m. Paramedic John Autorino told law enforcement when he arrived he saw Mr. Ulry performing CPR on his son. Autorino said he ran to the father, grabbed the child and immediately ran back to the ambulance as authorities transported the youth to Photo courtesy of NASAThe prime crew members who will round out Expedition 31 on the International Space Station prepare for their farewell sendoff to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from left, are: Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba. The three are scheduled to launch to the space station on May 14 in their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See DROWNS page 3

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Master Choir holding auditionsThe Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352-615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cfmasterchoir.com.Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702. OCALA Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties has scheduled a full calendar of workshops and clinics for the month of May for those interested in sharpening employability skills. The programs are open to job seekers in the threecounty region at no charge. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. Workshop registration is also required unless otherwise indicated. Programs take place at the Workforce Connection Marion County Center, 2703 N.E. 14th St., in Ocala; Citrus County workshops are at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness; and Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 N.W. Third Ave., Chiefland. Community workshops also continue to be held at area library branches in Citrus and Marion counties. Additional information about the following programs is available at Workforce Connections Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com. Open Resume Labs are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays as well as 9 a.m. Fridays in Ocala. The labs also take place at 1:15 p.m. May 15 and May 29 in Inverness and at 8:15 a.m. May 15 and May 29 in Chiefland. The staffassisted lab helps job seekers learn how to market themselves more effectively to the employer, identify strengths and transferable skills, and develop additional strategies. Walks-in are welcome no additional registration is required but space is limited. Navigating the New World of Work two-day workshop takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Marion County. The workshop is also offered May 22 and 23 in Chiefland and May 10 and 11 and May 24 and 25 in Inverness. The workshops cover how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up. Community Workshops: Navigating the New World of Work offers many of the highlights of the twoday sessions but in a twohour format. These take place at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Belleview Library; and 10 a.m. May 24 at the Dunnellon Library; and in Citrus County at 3:30 p.m. May 14 at the Coastal Region Library in Crystal River; 1 p.m. May 16 at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills; and 2 p.m. May 17 at the Homosassa Library. Nail that Interview, Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials and Optimal Resume workshops at 8:15 a.m. May 17 and May 31 in Ocala. Nail that Interview is also May 18 in Inverness and May 30 in Chiefland. Registration is required. Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is designed for those whose background issues create a barrier to finding a job. The workshops take place at 1:30 p.m. May 11 and May 25. Computer Basics workshop is for those new to technology or with entrylevel skills. Sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. May 22 in Chiefland and 1:30 p.m. May 18 in Ocala. To register for any of the workshops, call 352-2919552 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1410 or sign up online at www.timecenter.com/wcworkshops. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 DUNNELLON MULCH & STONE 465-1100 465-1100 Courteous & Knowledgeable Staff Pick Up or Delivery Available Mulches & Pine Bark Nuggets Top Soil, Fill Dirt & Sand Decorative Stones Drainfield Rock & Lime Stone R ETAIL & W HOLESALE L ANDSCAPERS W ELCOME C ORNER O F H WY 41 & H WY 488 D UNNELLON M ULCH & S TONE D UNNELLON 000BDAC Why pay more and get less. Go the extra mile and save BIG! 352-489-4933 $ 5 00 OFF ANY PURCHASE of $20 OR MORE EXPIRES 5/31/12 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce DONT FORGET MOTHERS DAY! DONT FORGET MOTHERS DAY! Special Mothers Day Arrangements, Gift Baskets, & Fresh Cut Bouquets We have Hollyhocks, Foxgloves & Many More 000BATD 000BBE8 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 WOW FROZEN HADDOCK $ 5 99 LB. while supplies last 000BCQ6 National Cremation Society Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Interest-Free Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminar Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Dessert & coffee will be provided ABIGAILS CAFE 20607 W. Pennsylvania Ave. May 15 & 30 2:00 p.m. CITRUS GRILL 20430 E. Pennsylvania Ave. May 24 & 27 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served 000BBMK PENN STATION GRILL 20583 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431 465-1212 Closed Monday Youve tried the rest, now try the BEST! Now Serving 20 Flavors o f HERSHEYS ICE CREAM in our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor CALL TODAY FOR MOTHERS DAY A UTHENTIC C UBAN F OOD 000BAYA Salon & Spa 465-3200 465-3200 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St. Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Credit Cards accepted Bellisima by Zory 000BBH5 We Specialize In.... Full Foils & Low-Lites 3 Dimensional Color Perms & Keratin treatments ..course, fine & curly hair Razor Cut...$15 Hair Cut...$15 Cut, Color & Style...$45 (long hair extra) Manicure & Pedicure...$29 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000AWFT China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000BB4G 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Mothers Day Prime Rib Buffet with shrimp, salmon, clams and mussels only National Day of Prayer ABOVE: Spectators listen to Pastor Ed Anthony during a brief sermon last Thursday during a National Day of Prayer event at Datesman Park near City Hall. Cross at the River Cowboy Church hosted the event. BELOW: Rose Laney, right, and Angel Carey bow their heads in prayer. LEFT: James J.W. Smith belts out a tune while strumming the guitar. Smith is the music minister at Cross at the River Cowboy Church. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Rainbow Springs State Park needs volunteers for gardens Rainbow Springs State Park is in need of volunteers for the Butterfly Garden, which is a pleasant piece of nature where the Volunteer Gardeners work to weed, trim, plant, take cuttings and interact with the public. In season, butterflies and hummingbirds are numerous and fascinating to watch. There are many Gardens at the Headsprings area of Rainbow Springs State Park. The Gardens at Rainbow Springs State Park are both a cultural and a natural resource requiring some understanding of the history and character of the park. Training specific to your job will be provided. Often, volunteers may adopt a specific area of the garden to maintain. In other cases, you may work with a group to cover a broader area. This position also encompasses opportunities to work on exotic plant removal and exotic removal work days. This Volunteer Position is not hour specific, rather job specific. If you prefer to work with others, hours will be determined by the group. The ability to work without supervision and a little knowledge of native and exotic flora and fauna of the area is certainly helpful but can be learned onsite. In fulfilling the requirements of Gardener, it is essential to be friendly and have a sincere desire to aid the park. A volunteer uniform (Tshirt) in accordance with the volunteer uniform guidelines is to be worn when contributing volunteer hours, along with a volunteer name tag. Make a difference in your local State Park; join the Park Service Family today and choose to work in the Historic Gardens or the amazing Butterfly Garden! Call 352-465-8555 for more information or to fill out the online application visit FloridaStateParks.org or email Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.fl.us. 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habitat improvement. Evaluate whether additional studies are needed. Explore all possible sources of funding to conduct the restoration activities. Report to the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the president of the Senate before Nov. 25 yearly about the progress of the Citrus Waterways restoration program and any recommendations for the next fiscal year. The Task force is a liaison between the public and the technical advisory group. The Southwest Florida Water Management District will act as lead entity for the purpose of providing staff and administrative support. There will be a technical advisory group to the council from SWFWMD, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (DOT), Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), USACOE and Coastal Rivers Basin Board. The purpose of this initial meeting will be to acquaint the public with the process and avail people to the means of communication to express concerns and provide an opportunity to express restoration projects or areas of specific interest in invasive plant management, a spokesperson said in a news release. You will be provided with an overview map of the lake and identifying names of boat trails, the release stated. From this and future meetings together, we shall formulate a plan that emanates from the stake holders interests and most importantly the interests of a healthy lake and ecosystem. In addition to Bartlett speaking, there will be a representative from DEP present; the purpose of which is to outline to the public to what, as a property owner, you are entitled to do in restoring your shoreline. Jerry Muetzel will present different methodologies for removing organic matter and aquatic vegetation. Sandra Marrafino will give a short overview of wading birds and nesting areas requiring diligence in preservation. All proposals shall be reviewed by the technical advisory board to determine which ones are the most environmentally sound and economically feasible. teacher. I dont think people realize how competitive this district is in Video Production, from elementary schools through high school. Some of the high school productions look like theyre ready for the movie theatre. Of course, the kids all want to place first, but some of Marion Countys secondand third-place videos are good enough to win at the state level. According to Wood, only the first-place videos advance to the state level. A year ago, one of DMS public service announcements didnt place at the county competition, but was awarded Best of Festival at the International Student Media Festival. The kids really love the experience of the Media Festival: the red carpet, the photos, going up on stage and school spirit, she explained. Win or lose, its always fun. I love watching them be so excited. Dunnellon Elementary students, which won five awards a year ago, including a first-place for News Feature, will bring home at least six awards this year, said Amy Rolland, Media Specialist. The Marion County Student Media Festival is a stellar event for our students, much like the Academy Awards, Roland explained. The purpose of this festival is to encourage students to communicate through media production, and to recognize the excellent work being done in our schools by student media producers. Mrs. Athaide and Mrs. Stuarts kindergarten classes each have two excellent contenders, and Mrs. Blanchettes secondgrade class also has two. We are very proud of all our students. Presenting sponsors this year include Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, ACA Construction Group, Cox, Dell, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County and Walmart. Other sponsors include Blackboard and Progress Energy. This years show host is Greg Thompson, an awardwinning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and choreographer whos appeared on HBO, ESPN, and in the lead role in Dark Remains. He also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek. More than two dozen community leaders will announce this years winners and present certificates and awards during Friday nights ceremony, including four Best of Show prizes for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The event airs live on the Marion Education Channel and replays at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays throughout May. The Marion Education Channel is carried on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House 198, Comcast 99, and Cox 12. The Marion Education Channel is also available digitally over-the-air on Channel 7.1. West Port High School is at 3733 S.W. 80 Ave. in Ocala. For more information, contact Media Festival Director Miriam Needham at 352-671-4104. Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication.PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE. DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 000BDML 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza, Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com Call 465-2210 or walk-in 000BB4E Salon & Day Spa Mothers Day Is Spa Day Soothing Mani, Pedi & Swedish One Hour Massage & One Hour Spa Facial or Shampoo, Cut & Style $99 Gift Certificates Available Phone orders accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover Treat mom to a relaxing day at the spa! Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000BDW9 All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Happy Mothers Day! Solution to Sudoku on page 5 Dunnellon PD officer to attend conference Lt. Sue Webb of the Dunnellon Police Department is one of three local law enforcement officers to attend the 27th annual Preventing Crime in the Black Community conference May 16 to 18 at the Tampa Marriott on a grant from Crime Stoppers of Marion County. The conference, a collaborative effort of Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida law enforcement agencies, is geared at sharing innovative ideas and crime prevention strategies in the Black community. Bondi said that a major part of the program will be directed toward stemming violence among young people. Anytime we have an opportunity to share information to prevent our young people from being involved in crimes or any type of violence then we need to make every effort we can to get new strategies or get new information, Lt. Webb said. These young people are our future. Leo Smith, local Crime Stoppers board president, added that the conference is a vital resource for local law enforcement at curbing crime in the Black community. Smith said, Were paying the expenses for these law enforcement people to attend this important conference as our way of giving back to the community. Also attending from Marion County are Detective Greg Spates of the sheriffs office and officer Cynthia Barnes of the Ocala Police Department. Special to the Riverland News WATER continued from page 1 Riverland News file photoDunnellon Middle School students pose after last years festival with their awards haul. DMS students entered more than 30 videos for this years competition. FESTIVAL continued from page 1 Munroe Regional Medical Center. The report stated law enforcement authorities also responded to Munroe to gather further information regarding the incident. While waiting, law enforcement personnel observed numerous members of the hospital staff work on Stephen Ulry until he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. by hospital staff. According to the report, the pool was 3 feet deep and the ladder was still in the pool. The report also said Mrs. Ulry told authorities that neither of her children had previously had swimming lessons. The family released a statement through Jessica Greene, MCFR spokeswoman regarding the incident. This is a heart-breaking time for my family and we truly appreciate the support weve received from our friends, the department, our church and the community, Chris Ulry said. At this difficult time, we hope the media will respect our time to grieve in private. Funeral services for Stephen Ulry were Monday at Cornerstone United Pentecostal in Ocala. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to: Stephen Michael Ulry Memorial Fund, payable to the parents Christopher or Deborah Ulry at any of the CenterState Banks. DROWNS continued from page 1 COMMUNITY EVENTS TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807.S. Dunnellon Civic Association meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 4657135 or email randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for domestic violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. 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River views Food 4 Kids thanks community for supportI would like to thank all who have donated this school year to provide food on weekends for students at Dunnellon and Romeo elementary schools. This year, we were able to provide for 256 kids. The food is packed in backpacks every Thursday and delivered to the two elementary schools. This would not have been possible without your generous donations. Please keep these kids and families in your prayers. All donations go to purchasing food. Dunnellon Food 4 Kids is a nonprofit charity. Tom Tarkenton DunnellonFriends of the Library thank community for supportThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library thank those who supported the Spring Book Sale and continue to support the Friends Book Store through book donations and purchases. It was exciting to see the parking lot full and hundreds of patrons streaming in to buy books in the meeting room and the book store. We have returned thousands upon thousands of books back into this community. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fundraisers are for the benefit of your library. These funds provide materials and equipment that are not in the countys budget including sponsoring many Childrens Programs, Free Author Programs and enhancements (i.e., landscaping), but most importantly our commitment to a new library book endowment of $2,500 a month, which we will continue as long as we can. Our 100 percent volunteer group, which consists of more than 70 active members of more than 200 dues-paying members, is proud to serve. Our community continues to donate wonderful, gently read, sometimes like-new books to be resold at the lowest prices you will ever find. Donations are accepted daily during stores hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; or books and other media (magazines, videos, CDs etc.) can be placed in the bin outside the book store door any time the library is open. The Friends work as a team on all our projects. Our next meeting will be Sept. 11 in the Library Meeting Room. You are invited to attend. Join us to become a part of our team. Sincerely,Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store Committee; and Barbara Caban President, FODPLPapers editorial is off base, missed the pointRe: No side is right In the Rivlerand News editorial May 3, the Riverland News said three things worth remembering. The surcharge on the water bills to residents of Rainbow Springs is unscrupulous. Why young workers should care about Social Security Let me tell you about my best friend My mother and I share a mutual love for television. My brother calls it an unhealthy obsession, but that wont stop us. There are a few shows I watch that she doesnt like, but most of the time we are right in sync. Sometimes well be watching one of our favorite shows and well pick up the phone to call each other at the same exact time. Its nothing for us to chat two or three times during a show. Whether the moment is funny, outrageous or just plain stupid, we have to share it with each other. The funny thing is my mom doesnt have caller ID, but when I call shell pick the phone up and immediately start talking about the show without even stopping to check to see who it is. She knows its me. Red carpet events are our favorite. Well start watching around 6 p.m. and critique everyone coming in with their gowns and tuxedos. I usually make it until the very end, but my mom will tape it and enjoy it the next day. We love reality TV, thats our favorite. We love Survivor, Tough Love and Celebrity Rehab to name a few. Theres something about reality TV that makes us laugh and keeps us glued to the set to see what happens next. I guess it makes us appreciate our own lives more. We also have other favorites such as General Hospital, Gifted Man and Modern Family. Our all time favorites were Friday Night Lights and Brothers & Sisters, but theyre both off the air now. However, well have new favorites real soon. Most people say theres nothing on TV to watch. We say theres so much on we dont know which to choose. As long as the TV is on were never bored and always entertained. This is just one more thing that we share and enjoy together. So since two of the most important things to me in this world are my mother and being a mother, I want to take a few moments and talk about Mothers Day. I know its a day to honor our moms, but really shouldnt we be honoring them every day of the year? I know Ive always taken it for granted that my mother will be there. I wait for the phone to ring and never doubt that it will. Its a natural part of my day to hear her voice, to reap the benefits of her nurturing, even at my age, and to share everyday secrets together. Im afraid to think of a day when I wont have those things. I thank God that today I still do. My mother always makes her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel special, every single day of our lives. Thats a nice feeling. Shes always been there for all of us. Im sure thats why weve all turned out so well. My mother is 80; most days she has more energy than I do, and she just started slowing down this year. She had too much to do before to stop. She doesnt want to stop now. However, her mind is telling her one thing and her body another. So now we can try to be there for her the way shes always been there for us. So Happy Mothers Day to my mom, my friend, my confidant and my TV partner. Without her, I would feel like a lost, frightened child. All I want to say is thank you, and I hope that phone never stops ringing. What show should we watch tonight, Mom? The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. 4 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS SOCIAL SECURITY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL CANDIDATE PROFILE Editors Note: With the Aug. 14 primary just three months away, the Riverland News is providing candidates for county offices the opportunity to share who they are and their platform for readers. Each candidate has been extended the chance to write about their position for the paper.Ibelieve I am the County Commission candidate that has the experience Marion County needs to navigate these hard economic times. I have been a civic leader in the community since arriving here in 1981. For many years I was a member of the Ocala Noon Optimist Club serving at both the Local and State level. I was one of the founding members of the Republican Business Council as well as a member of MAD DADS. Ive has been married to my wife, Shelia, for more than 20 years. We have a blended family with three children and four grandchildren. When asked why Im running, I say its for my children and grandchildren. I dont want to be the first generation to leave our children and our grandchildren with a diminished future because I wouldnt step up and make a difference. Im a veteran and served my country as a Medic in the U.S. Army. Ive been a member at Central Christian Church since 1981, serving as a Deacon and Ministry Leader there. Ive been a lifelong Christian and is unashamedly a conservative Christian who is ProLife. I believe there is a choice that of the child and his/her right to life. My diverse background will be a true asset to Marion County. Ive been a commercial pilot and flight instructor as well as owner of a Cable TV Marketing company. I owned a private investigation firm in Marion County for 13 years and operated my current business in downtown Ocala since 1998. My ability to talk to people about hard issues and my fact-finding skills will be invaluable to the Commission. Marion County Private Investigator I owned and operated an investigative agency here in Marion County for 13 years. There are very few roads in Marion County that I have not traveled, very few communities that I havent spent time in. My investigations during those 13 years has taken me to every corner of Marion County: from the accident reconstruction on C25A outside of Belleview to the witness statements on the campus of North Marion Middle School; the asset recovery of a lake house estate in Salt Springs to the two-plus week surveillance that provided information to Earl Arnett says his experience makes him best candidate for county commission Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-year-old has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/so cial_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 7 Adon Williams See ARNETT page 5 Earl Arnett

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the Marion County Sheriffs Office that led to the rescue of a kidnapped child. As a member of the MAD DADS street patrol in the late 1980s, I partnered with other concerned citizens walking the streets of the west side of Ocala as a deterrent to prostitutes and drug dealers. Those 13 years as a private investigator took me to the four corners of Marion County and have given me firsthand knowledge of our diverse county. I have a much wider variety of knowledge than any of my opponents. Accident reconstruction and witness statements As a private investigator, a large part of the services I rendered were gathering witness statements and reconstructing accidents for possible inclusion in wrongful death, workers compensation, criminal or civil court cases. My clients relied on my ability to be totally objective, seeing both sides to every story. I gathered all the facts and then gave an unbiased report. This sometimes painstaking fact-gathering along with the ability to cut through the emotions of an issue and reach the heart of the matter will be invaluable on the County Commission. Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor As a commercial pilot, you must adapt quickly and efficiently to ever changing conditions. Failure to do so can sometimes cause less than desirable results. A flight instructor must be patient yet firm with his student. They must give accurate and precise direction and be able to teach in a way that leaves a lasting impression on the pilot. Failure on the part of the student to learn all aspects of flying can have deadly consequences. These qualities: the ability to teach, the adaptation to ever changing conditions, accuracy and precision; are needed in government. Those that hold political office must have the patience to listen to all sides, the resolve and firmness to follow through on the issues and the ability to give accurate and precise input into sometimes heated debates and discussions about issues that arise. Those in political office must remain calm, not to placate each side with the words they want to hear, but to have the ability to relay factual information in an exact, caring way. Small Business Owner through these tough economic times I have owned and operated a small business downtown since 1998. Like many businesses, times have been tough these past several years. My fiscal responsibility has allowed the doors to remain open. Five similar businesses have closed their doors in the past couple of years, succumbing to the touch economic times. I look for innovative ways to market my business cutting costs to the bare essentials to stay afloat. This fiscal responsibility will lend itself well to the County Commissioner role. The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen we just need to make sure its not an oncoming train. This is not the time to let down our guard! When you consider these diverse experiences, they have given me the ability and knowledge to help lead Marion County through these tough economic times. These experiences have helped shape my decision making ability. I have had to make hard decisions and I will continue to do so as I represent you. Earl Arnett is a Republican candidate for County Commission, District 5. He is running against Robert Cretul, Francine Johannesen and Marcel G. Verrando in the Aug. 14 primary. Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 5 000BF1O Bills Grill & Internet Sweepstakes Cafe Florida VFW Foundation 100 TOKENS FREE (Limit 1 offer per customer per day) 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd. (488), Dunnellon For more information call 352-489-1772 Mon. Sat., 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Extended Hours by Reservation) Family Fun Center Video Games Pool Table Darts Big Screen TVs Sweepstakes Cafe Dunnellons Best Burg er Great Dinners Bing o Frida y $ 1 00 OFF ANY LUNCH OR DINNER Prepared by Chef Bill FRIDAY, MAY 11th 1000 PRIZE BOARD 1pm FREE Lunch GIFT DRAWINGS 35 PER PERSON Great food, etc. Win Cash Prizes 000BE10 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 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Seafood Fest Seafood Fest Seafood Fest ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-EAT FRESH SEAFOOD Friday, May 11 4pm 8pm Fresh Fish; Shrimp, Deviled Crabs, Freshly Harvested Cedar Key Clams, Crab Claws, Scampi, Crab & Shrimp Salad, Pasta, Sauted Vegetables & More 000BEDV 12084 S. Williams St. Dunnellon 1/2 Price Wine By The Glass FULL LIQUOR BAR 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! Answers to Sudoku on page 3 ARNETT continued from page 4 Womans Club slates eventsThe 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 doeuvres, 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School student basketball players, from left, Dylan Kitchel, Matt Livermore, Juan Ramos, Rudolh Sinflorant, Kobie Jones, Phillip Hitt, Rashan Martin, Tyrone Gates, Ryan Wallace, Roberto Webb and Cameron Vickers fire up teammates prior to tip off of the annual Students vs. Staff basketball game. The students played the staff in two games, dropping both contests. The game has become an annual tradition at Dunnellon Middle School in which faculty, staff and students celebrate the end of FCAT testing. SPORTS BRIEFS Dunnellon HIgh Spring football game May 18The Dunnellon High School football team will host its annual Spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field against Lake City Columbia. In addition to the annual Spring game, the football team will host Tiger Football Alumni Night at 5 p.m. At halftime of the Spring game, the football program will honor all former players from the 1978 and 1979 state championship teams, host a special sign dedication and honor alumnus Ernie Mills. All tickets to the game will be $6 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 slatedThe 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 30-mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag and lunch. Online registration is provided at www.Hospice ofmarion.com, www. Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event. Eighth-grader Deon Palmer goes up for a shot while being defended by Rossi Sparano, left, and Nicole Turner, right as teammate Diamond Torres looks on. Band members, from left, Mathew Manchester, Brianna Dean, Hannah Duke, Khali Robinson and Kasey Bernstein perform during the Students vs. Staff game. The game has become an annual tradition at Dunnellon Middle School. Staff members had a jovial message for students to remember during the annual hoops contest pitting students vs. staff. Dunnellon Middle School teacher Eric James goes up for a shot while being guarded by students Ella Botelho, left, Roberto Webb and Cloe Botelho during the Students vs. Staff basketball game. GOLF SCORES Rainbow Springs LGA Results On Thursday, May 3, the LGA completed a three-day Club Championship tournament. The Club Champlion is Terry Herbert. The next best low net was Karen Hopkins. In Flight 1, the first low gross was Lisa Weston; the first low net was Beth Stroble, and the second low net was Toni Bulson. In Flight 2, the first low gross was Karen Mikulilk; the first low net was Bette Hubbard; the second low net was M.A. Pletcher. In Flight 3, the first low gross was Fran Scasny; the first low net was Ann Carter; and the second low net was Nancy Meyer. On March 19, there were 16 players in the game of a pair of ladies, one playing odd holes and the other even holes. The first low gross was the team of Toni Bulson and M.A. Pletcher; the first low net was a tie between Diane Broadway and Ann Kuhlmey and Sue Medford and Nancy Meyer. Birdies: Marie Sackett, Sue Medford and Karen Mikulik. Chip-Ins: Dianne Broadway, Sue Medford and Marie Sacket, twice. Greenies: Shari Harris, Karen Mikulik and Marie Sackett, twice.

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The citizens of Dunnellon have no empathy for the plight of the residents of Rainbow Springs. Residents of Rainbow Springs that want to voice their opinions about city of Dunnellon business should consider being annexed. The editors opinion is pure balderdash seeking to appease both sides of the dispute. Im sure the citizens of London, England, had absolutely no empathy for the residents of Boston, Mass., that were busy dumping good English tea into the harbor. And if the American patriots had listened to opinions like that of the local newspaper, we might still be a British colony. Dont ever forget: Taxation without representation is tyranny. It is difficult to be polite when fighting an unscrupulous City Hall. Duke Stoetzer DunnellonCity manager has done enough to ruin townI believe the rift between Dunnellon city management and Rainbow Springs residents is now almost beyond repair. I feel one person must go as soon as possible, based on her performance, is City Manager Lisa Algiere. I base my conclusion on the following. Item No. 13 in the city managers strategic plan dated Feb. 17, 2010, calls for expansion of the district. I take this to mean the Florida Statue 180, which we are all so aware now. It appears to me that the city managers plan all along was to do what was done, expand the 180 district in a quick, secretive way just inside the legal requirements. Why not be open and honest about a long conceived plan to the community? That speaks to management style and basic intent of the city management, which is to have a non-represented community pay for the mismanagement of the city and grow the city administration. Item No. 14 of the strategic plan is to explore annexation of neighboring communities. Why was No. 14 not tried before Item No. 13? I think if approached the right way in 2010, Rainbow Springs might have considered it. However, that bridge is now burned forever. With the citys mountain of debt and bad management who would voluntarily want to be a Dunnellon taxpayer? The city managers management style and modus operandi has alienated most Rainbow Springs residents. The dog and pony show of the April 25 meeting is a prime example of the heavy handed management style of Algiere. This same plan (Item No. 8) called for the redlight cameras to installed for biker and pedestrian safety. We all know how the cameras were received and the good they have done. They solved a safety problem that did not exist; another gimmick at the expense of the unrepresented driving public. Now for the mother of all bad decisions: Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. The Greenlight business decision alone would be enough to call for removal of anyone who proposed this ill conceived business plan. This turkey will fail and drain the city coffers until it is done away with. That a small city with borrowed money could handle the start up and operational cost of Greenlight is extremely poor judgment. No operations manager in more than two years during a critical start-up period is unbelievably bad management. Hiring a communications manager before an operations manager is in place is incomprehensible. Splitting the vacant managers salary three ways seems highly irregular and look at the poor results. How much additional income have the Dunnellon managers made from Greenlight? How much of the borrowed $7.5 million is left? When if ever will Greenlight make a profit or even be self supporting? It appears Algiere considers Dunnellon, not as city to be governed, but a business with captive drivers and customers to be exploited for city gain. The purpose of this gain is to expand the citys government, not for the city residents benefits, but for the good of the city administration and employees. Now to be fair the city manager did not do all the damage by herself. The City Council went along with the plans of the manager. The cameras, Greenlight, Rio Vista purchase, Rainbow Springs Utility purchase were somehow approved, but one success Algiere has had is swaying the City Council to rubberstamp her strategic plans. Is Greenlight really a good idea? Until a few months ago, I would have no right or reason to call for any change in Dunnellon governance. Unfortunately, due to strategic plan No. 13 being implemented, I now have an interest in the financial well being of Dunnellon. According to Algiere the city is entitled to extract funds from the water and sewage (note the split) enterprise funds. Our only recourse is the court of public opinion as Rainbow Springs is unrepresented and being used to finance Dunnellon financial follies. I truly believe Dunnellon is on the brink of financial disaster spearheaded by Greenlight. I also believe the city managers management style/attitude and, most important, her plans have harmed the future of Dunnellon. The city needs a city manager who knows how to manage a city with available resources, not come up with exotic strategic plans to game the system and fleece the public. Who, what, when and how are the basics of news reporting. When you put a name to answer those questions about who has managed these ill conceived plans and damaged Dunnellon future, one name comes to mind. What name is in your mind?Steve Swett DunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 7 000B8F1 WOW! WOW! WOW! Join Now & Receive Two Extra Months FREE Limited Time 352-489-3383 352-489-3383 352-489-3383 TOO YOUR HEALTH SPA TOO YOUR HEALTH SPA TOO YOUR HEALTH SPA 2174 W. 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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.Rainbow River clean-up slated 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 clean-ups since 1980. Directions to the Rio Vista Park can be found on the Rainbow River Conservation website at www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 FWC schedules free youth outdoor event Children 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. The Youth Outdoor Experience is a great chance for kids of all ages, and their parents, to come out to a beautiful setting in the forest and learn several outdoor activities under the watchful eyes of experts, Workman said. For more information about the second annual Florida Youth Outdoor Experience, call Workman at 352-625-2804. EDUCATION BRIEFS DHS Drama Club to stage performanceThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Historic Dunnellon Train Depot at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. For more information, call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 465-6745.Preschool approved to accept infantsHarmony 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 slatedThe First United Methodist Church will host the SPARK! Summer Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 3. Some of the exciting activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. Water, park, and bowling field trips! The first 20 applications who make a four-week commitment will receive a $20 per week discount. For more information, call 352-489-9552, or stop by Harmony Preschool in the Education Building at the church at 21501 W. State Road 40, to register for camp.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information about this program, call 489-5954. Special to the Riverland News Sign-ups open for outdoor camp Adventure Camp slated for JuneDo 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, archery and many other outdoor programs. Tuition is only $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 Journalist utopia It seems that sports teams can advance to districts, regionals and state, clubs go to districts and state, and student journalists get to write and report about it. Rarely, because they are so busy with deadlines, do student journalists participate in challenges with one another, either for fun or to earn wins in contests. The Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention is a great place for student journalists to go to be appreciated. This past weekend, from May 3 to 5, it was the journalists turn. In spirited fashion, the seven districts that make up the Florida Scholastic Press Association met in Orlando to compete at the State Convention. While District 5 won the equivalent of the spirit stick, a spirit press pass, District 2 had its share of success also, with students from Dunnellon High School representing the entire district, which ranges geographically from Tallahassee east to Jacksonville and uses Marion Countys southern boundary as its southern boundary as well. Dunnellon High Schools newspaper and yearbook have been competitive in FSPA for several years. They were joined by TV production this year for the first time. A total of 10 students, accompanied by two advisors, attended and Romeo Pioneers preparing for Field Day Romeo Elementary is preparing for Field Day on Friday, May 11. Students in grades K to 2 will participate in this event from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m., and students in grades 3 to 5 will have their turn from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students will rotate through stations that offer the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical Education teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager have worked hard to put the event together. The Romeo Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Cafeteria. The Top of the World Grandparents will be on hand that day as well since it is their last visit to Romeo for this school year. Volunteers do so very much to help Romeo Elementary become the great school that it is. They contribute time and materials that make our students educational journey much easier. Thank you volunteers. Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon Middle School students gear up for full day of events Friday, May 11, is a very full day at Dunnellon Middle School, we begin with: DMS students will be issued Interim Reports. We would like to remind students it is not too late to gain a better understanding in any of their core subjects. Dunnellon Middle School continues to offer free tutoring from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Media Center. Our certified teachers are there to assist any student with the desire to do better in their school work. No referral is needed. Students need only to show up with the materials they would like assistance with. We hope our students will take advantage of free tutoring as we move toward the end of this school year. That morning, Dunnellon Middle School will host the local chapter of Junior Achievement volunteers as they present this years program entitled, Economics for Success. The presentation will focus on career exploration and personal finance, a timely program for our eighthstudents as they prepare to move on to the high school. Dunnellon Middle School is delighted to welcome the Junior Achievement volunteers as they provide one of those life-lessons to our students. Thank you Junior Achievement! That evening, our DMS Media students and their families are invited to attend the Marion County Student Media Festival at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of West Port High School. Dunnellon Middle School students have submitted 30 video project entries this year for the Media Festival. The awards ceremony will be televised live on the Marion County Schools Educational Channel. DMS student producers, families, and friends are invited to walk the red carpet into the awards. We also extend our sincere thanks to Miss Wood for her continued focus on media excellence as she guides her young media students to use their creativity, individuality and an eye for detail in their projects. Admission is free and we wish our DMS student producers the best of luck and to have a good time! The Dunnellon Middle School Track Team, under the direction See ASHMAN page 14 Jane Ashman DMS Principal Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsJoe Dunaway smiles during the Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention Banquet as Jacob Furr, left bckground, and Robert Rupprecht share in conversation. Mike Foley from the University of Florida was the keynote speaker. Dunaway, a senior, won first place in the photo portfolio in the Tom Pierce Portfolio Project. An avid photographer, Dunaway was in his element among the approximately 1000 students journalists at the contest. See OUTDOOR page 14 Dunnellon High students who attended the convention, from left, are: Brandon Sanchez, Robert Rupprecht, Jacob Furr, Kody Kouba, Victoria Atkinson, Amanda Barney, Drew Rondeau, Joe Dunaway, Jackee Indellicati and Richie Litterine. Dunnellon High journalism students earn state honors JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News See UTOPIA page 16

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No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. If you choose one the other comes too. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. Nothing would do but clean up my plate of spinach. Only one mind could win, and it sure wasnt mine. I listened with amusement to all this news concerning spinach this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship at 1471 Pine Road in Silver Springs Shores. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores and can be contacted by calling 6874240. His email address is jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Special to the Riverland NewsFather Emmanuel Akalue blessed the Father Emilio Garcia prayer path Sunday, May 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The prayer path was constructed by Eagle Scout Candidate Anthony Samz as his Eagle Scout Project. Father Emilio Garcia was pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for 15 years. His tenure started when the current church was built after a fire destroyed the original church. The prayer path provides a quiet, natural, setting with benches and scripture readings along the pathway. If you like solitude and the sound of song birds while you reflect, this path will provide you with a great since of peace and serenity. Blessing of Father Emilio Garcia prayer path

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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 4897515.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.Church to present historical programThe Dunnellon Civil Rights and Community Development Project and the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will present, Then and Now: The Dunnellon Struggle for Justice and Equal Opportunity, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 11840 N. Williams St., Dunnellon. Donate a new or gently used toy or non-perishable food item at the door to benefit Annie Johnson Center and Food4Kids Inc. For more information, call Maxine Thomas at 352-322-0801. Erlo Adelbert BranchErlo Adelbert Branch died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Estelle House. Survivors include his wife, Faye; son, Eric Adelbert Branch of Hudson; daughters, Kerry Ann (Ken) Ables of Franklin, N.C., Susan Glenna (David) Horger of Houschton, Ga. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Richard Berry, 87A Celebration of Life for Mr. Richard W. Berry of Dunnellon, was held 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Berry Residence. Richard went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 27, 2012. Born June 25, 1924, Richard was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Richard was in the Navy and was a Navy Seal UDT 14. He was quite the warrior, a true American Hero. He loved his United States of America. While he lived in New Jersey, he worked for Ford Heavy Duty Trucks in Manahawkin, N.J. He also drove a school bus for Citrus County for 10 years, was dedicated to education in Citrus County and loved those little kids be drove for. He had a great personality, winning smile, and a beautiful voice. At one time he sang in the choir at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member for about 12 years. He made a Presbyterian out of his wife, Helen. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey for 50 years, a Most Worthy Grand Patron of the Order of Eastern Star of Tuckerton and a member of many Eastern Star Chapters in New Jersey. His biggest hobby was entertaining by his lovely swimming pool he designed at his home. He loved entertaining his family, friends and neighbors. The family requests in lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612 or to the National UDT Seal Museum Highway A1A, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949. His wife, Edith, to whom he was married for many years, preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Helen Berry of Dunnellon; sons, Howard Berry of Tuckerton, N.J., and Kenneth Berry of Clearwater; daughter, Shirley Ochs, of Inverness; stepsons, Robert and Ranza Bateman, both of Dunnellon; stepdaughter, Tracy Mickel of Toledo, Ohio; many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He was truly loved by everyone that knew him. He will be missed by all. Edward R. Reading, 74Edward R. Reading, 74, of Dunnellon, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Legacy House in Ocala. Edward was born on Dec. 6, 1937 in Detroit, Mich., the son of George and Helen Reading. He was a truck driver for Central Transport. He was a member of the Teamsters Union #299. Edward moved to Dunnellon in 1998 from Warren, Michigan. He was a past president of the P.O.A Rainbow Springs. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Gail; two sons, David Reading of Corona, Calif. and James Reading and his wife Wendy of Plymouth, Mich.; two daughters, Kimberly Moss and husband Mike of Troy, Mich. and Karen Becker and her husband Steven of Livonia, Mich.; sister, Shirley Reid and her husband Jack of Longwood; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Joey. Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness. Harry August Reisen Jr., 91Harry August Reisen Jr., 91, died Monday, May 7, at The Legacy House in Ocala, Florida. Mr. Reisen was born in Savannah, Ga.. and enjoyed fishing, helping others, traveling, boating on the Rainbow River and spending quality time with his Family. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a 71 year member of the IBEW local 177, Jacksonville, lifetime member of the VFW and former president of the Rio Vista Homeowners Association. Survivors include his wife, Freda; daughter, Margaret Wilson, Jacksonville; stepsons, Daniel (Janice) Newman, Dunnellon, Phillip (Cindy) Rash, Leicester, N.C. and Donald (Jeanette) Newman, Bloomingdale, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, Dunnellon, with Pastor Joseph Vosberg officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Inurnment in the Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga., will follow at a later date and time. Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 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 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 000AQDK First Congregational United Church of Christ A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 20641 Chestnut Street Corner of Chestnut & Ohio Streets In The Historic District 489-2682 Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . 8:30 AM Sunday School . . . . 9:45 AM Worship . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Nursery Provided For All Servic es dunnpreschurch@bellsouth.net 000AVTQ 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000AVTK MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 000AVTN Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 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 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. 000BD92 Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000AVU9 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. 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Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 11 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDelaney LaMon, left, Cynthia Saldana and Lina Christie work together to put dirt and soil back in place after planting some fresh flowers May 2 at the school. Students schoolwide planted flowers and other items in assigned locations and made the 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, Principal Kathy Hultman said. Cadence McNelly, left, and Anaya Ferrell work on weeding a portion of a garden bed as they helped to prepare the spot for some colorful fresh flowers. Jordan Martin works a hoe while Belinda Martinez helps clear up debris after fresh flowers were planted outside of the school. Luis Garcia, left, and Bethany Vaughn check out a snail shell they found while cleaning up an area for fresh flowers. An assortment of flowers were available for students to plant campuswide during the annual Green Day project. Destiny Gonzalez, a second-grader, receives assistance from her teacher, Katherine Kidney, while she and other classmates plant fresh flowers on the school campus.

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 13 FAMILY FEATURES Who doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as MazolaCorn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using MazolaCorn Oil, so Mazolahas partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazolato share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the MazolaFacebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazolawill donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortil la. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladYield: 18 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantro, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fresco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a large skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Transfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir. Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1/2 cup diced red onion 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa

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River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100thyear project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Cub Scouts meet at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. 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 57-acre 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.OcalaAdventureCamp.com or call 352-6252804. of coaches Rumsey and Thomas, will display their speed and agility at the County Track Meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at West Port High School. Our track team is ready to do their best as they have fun, meet new people and represent just how great it is to be part of Dunnellon Middle School. We are very proud of you. Good luck! Our FFA will celebrate a year of hard work Tuesday, May 15, as they host its annual FFA Banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the DMS Caf. We thank our FFA students for their positive and adult representation of themselves and their school. We extend our thanks to the leadership of Mrs. Hayward in preparing our young FFA members for the future. Awesome job folks! The DMS May SAC meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Media Center. Parents are welcome to attend. The Dunnellon Middle School Academic Awards Night will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Auditorium. This is a special evening at DMS that we always look forward to. This is an evening that gives us an opportunity to share how proud we are of these young adults who have shown outstanding academic achievement during this school year and throughout their years with us. The DMS Academic Awards Night is a celebration, recognizing the hard work and dedication to their education and how they have displayed their high educational work ethics to themselves but to their families, peers and the community. We are grateful for this chance to say, thank you. We would also like to remind students that they have a perfect opportunity to say thank you to their first teacher Sunday, May 13 Mothers Day. Dont forget! Mrs. Anderson, our media specialist, would like to remind students to return all books and media materials Friday, May 11. She is busy preparing for the upcoming Book Fair! The Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) completed its community project of creating toiletry bags for the boys and girls arriving at Ocala Arnett House. Our S.A.V.E. Club members created more than 30 bags of toiletries, little soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc., for children who have been removed from their homes due to domestic violence or abuse. We are very proud our Dunnellon Middle School S.A.V.E. Club members for selecting such a caring, worth-while community project. Thank you to our parents for inspiring these young people and teaching them the meaning of sharing with those less fortunate. Finally, thank you to Ms. Cynthia Wise, Mr. Nick Johnson, and Mrs. Jamie Boutwell for their support and guidance to the DMS S.A.V.E. Club. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 643044F1 Call Linda at 489-2731 to Advertise INFORMATION HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School eighth-grade students Kevin Starr and Abigail Long recently received wonderful news they each will receive four years of college tuition paid for as part of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship program sponsored by the Marion County Public Education Foundation. Presenting the awards, from left, are: DMS Principal Jane Ashman, TSIC volunteers Elaine Whiteaker and Dr. Mike Mishkin, a school psychologist. Long and Starr are both honor roll students and members of the DMS Symphonic Band. Students are selected for their academic potential and character. Take Stock in Children recipients are paired with mentors and required to maintain good grades throughout high school. Building futures OUTDOOR continued from page 8 ASHMAN continued from page 8 COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Joint high schools reunion slatedAll former students, teachers and faculty of the former Hard Rock and Booker T. Washington high schools are invited to attend the upcoming reunion May 25 to May 28. The weekend includes a meet-and-greet May 25 at the American Legion Hall; Family Picnic 11:30 a.m. May 26 at the newly renovated Eugene Martin Park; Saturday evening concludes at 7 p.m. with a Recognition Program and Dance at the American Legion Hall; and a Sunday Worship Service will be at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Herbert Thomas of Monticello will be the spiritual messenger. Tickets are $30 per person, children 18 and younger are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 352-629-4851 or 489-2677.AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, class will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, at the Rainbow Lake Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 489-1574.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 4896996.Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 15 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 221-0510 RIV 5/27 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/27/2012, 10:00 a.m. at 1635 NE 32nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34470 pursuant to Florida Statutes. S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FDEE14H3RHB70103 1994 FORD Econoline Lien Notices Cargo Van May 10, 2012. Lien Notices 220-0510 RIV 5/24 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Tow Pros Of Ocala gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 05/24/2012, 8:00 am at 1914 N. Magnolia Ave Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Tow Pros of Ocala reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GTDC14K8JZ519708 88 GMC Publish: May 10, 2012. 223-0510 RIV 5/23 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/23/2012, 09:00 Lien Notices am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP524XSA113737 1995 FORD May 10, 2012. 222-0510 RIV 5/24 and 5/29 sales PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. SaleDate:5/24/2012@ 9am 1997 BUIC 1997 VIN # 1G4CU521XV4632584 SaleDate:5/29/2012@ 9am 2005 HYUN VIN # KMHCG45C85U669647 1993 DODG VIN # 1B3XP28D8PN587916 May 10, 2012. 226-0510 RIV5/27 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD FOR CHARGES DUE AT PUBLIC AUCTION FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS PER FL STATUTE 713.78 AT 9:00 AM ON MAY 27, 2012. VEHICLE IS AS IS. CASH ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY AND ALL BIDS/SALES. VEHICLE iS STORED AND WILL BE AUCTIONED AT: ROBERTS TOWING & RECOVERY 1034 NE 95TH STREET, OCALA, FL 34479. 2006 CHOL VIN: LF3PCN0G66B006237 May 10, 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. 224-0517 RIVSpensieri, Emily P. 2012-CP-72 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-72 (F) Division IN RE: ESTATE OF EMILY P. SPENSIERI Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EMILY P. SPENSIERI, deceased, whose date of death was July 26, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 10, 2102. Personal Representative: MICHAEL SMEJA 80 Geneva Court, Inverness, Illinois 60010 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for MICHAEL SMEJA 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 May 10 and 17, 2012. 225-0517 RIV Mendoza, Sara A. 2012-CP-000536 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA File No.: 2012-CP-000536 Division Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF SARA A MENDOZA Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sara A Mendoza, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1030, Ocala FL 34478-1030. The name and address of the personal representative is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 10, 2012. Personal Representative: Sheryl Howard 14 Wintergreen Way, Ocala, FL 34482 Telephone 352-650-7580, Email showard17@cfl.rr.com May 10 and 17, 2012. 227-0517 RIVDeck, Roy Lick 2012 CP 457 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012 CP 457 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF ROY LICK DECK a/k/a ROY L. DECK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ROY LICK DECK a/k/a ROY L. DECK deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, File Number 2012 CP 457 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 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 10, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT JON DECK 3398 North Annapolis Avenue, Hernando, Florida 34442 Attorneys for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Esq. Florida Bar No.: 0021415 P.O. Drawer 2480, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 May 10 and 17, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Todays New Ads DUNNELLON3 bedroom. 2 bath. 500 ft access rainbow river 1/2 mile south of rainbow springs state campground [ sateke village ] 10045 sw 182nd ct 850-625-6298 Announcements ADVERTISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!! Call now to grow your business. Get your classified ad in 119 newspapers with one order. Advertising Networks of Florida. 866-742-1373 With Mothers Day Fast Approaching Look for the best deals at http:// eatonvilleflorida.u s/estor e.html Medical MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 Professional POLICE EVIDENCE CLERKThe City of Dunnellon Police Department is accepting applications for an Evidence Clerk. High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and valid Florida drivers license essential. At least 3 years experience in law enforcement along with completion of Police Academy or Patrol Duties, and Managing Property and Evidence in Law Enforcement curriculum required. Additional requisite of at least two (2) years of general office experience. Must obtain a job description and application package at the Dunnellon Police Department, 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon FL 34432 or by calling 352-465-8510 and return to same no later than 05/23/2012. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Salary Range 24,357 36,546. Position will remain open until filled. E.O.E., DFWP. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Professional UTILITIES SERVICE WORKER PUBLIC SERVICESThe City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Service Worker. Duties include, but not limited to, inspecting and servicing lift stations, performing maintenance and repair on water distribution and sewer collection systems. Eligible candidates must have a valid Florida driver license. Must obtain a job description and submit a City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Salary range ($19,074 $28,621). Application deadline 05/21/2012. Position will remain opened until filled. E.O.E., D.F.W.P. Youth Care WorkerCypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center a residential program for maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for Youth Care Workers Must be over 21 years of age, have High School Diploma and be able to pass a Level 1 back ground screening Must be able to com plete self-defense and physical intervention training. Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights. PICK UP AN APPLICA TION A T 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, Florida, 34461Drug Free Workplace / EEO Trades/ Skills Drivers Hiring Experienced/In experienced Tank Drivers! Great benefits & pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Yr OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. 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MA Y 10 Estate Adventur e Auction 3pm-9pm Come anytime, Estate vehicle 2009 Chevy HHR 15k pool table, leather pit group, high end decor. furn. & Decor. Tools, Antiques & saddles SA T MA Y 5 APPRAISAL F AIR Crystal River Mall 11am to 4pm Several appraisers, Fund Raiser & Food Drive & $5 per item. DudleysAuction.com 4000 S. Fla. Ave. (US 41-S) Inverness (352) 637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 12%BP -2% ca.disc. Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLONHuge Sale Fri Sat 8-4 Everything from kids toys, Indian stuff, tools and much more 22510 SW 117th Place, Rd. River Retreats off Hwy 40 West see signs DUNNELLONSat. May 12, 8am-5p Some Furniture 9579 SW 195th Circle Rainbow Springs CC Garage/ Yard Sales RAINBOW SPRINGSFri 7:30 -1p Sat 7:30 -12 Lots of tools, Lawn mower ,tool box on10176S.W 192nd Cir. Hwy 41 to 99th light -Follow signs. Estate Sales LAKE PANASOFFKEE Huge Mothers Day Weekend Sale Sat,8 to 5, Sun 8 to 3 Everything Mom wants for Mothers Day is right here from kitchen appliances, pots, pans dishware, flatware living room furniture, dining room, bedroom furniture, bedding, curtains, like new clothing, collectibles, tools, toys, and a lady owned, very low mileage, garaged vintage 1984 Cadillac Sedan Deville. EVERYTHING MUST GO! LOCATED A COUPLE OF MILE OFF HWY 75 AT 2466 CR 444, Lake Panasoffkee General GUN SHOWCrystal River Ar mory May 12 & 13,Sat, 9-5, Sun, 9-4GunTradersis now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade GunTrader GunShows.com 352-359-0134 Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY HOUSE or MOBILE AnyAr ea Condition or Situation. Call (352) 726-9369 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Waterfront Mobile For Sale Lake Rousseau1/1, enclosedFlorida porch, tiled inside & out furnished $9500. very nice(352) 362-7681 Mobile Homes and Land Inglis Bargain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW. large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP, separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. Selling as Is $29,500 firm (407) 398-9759 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 MOBILE HOME for sale $11,000 in low rent adult park 1984 nobility 52long by 14wide in good condition with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath Tel 352 563 1867 or email dragnlady4@imail.com Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESSEast Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON3 bedroom. 2 bath. 500 ft access rainbow river 1/2 mile south of rainbow springs state campground [ sateke village ] 10045 sw 182nd ct 850-625-6298 DUNNELLON 3/2/2RENT TO OWNClose to Rainbow River RUBLESRENTALS.COM (561) 719-8787 (561) 575-1718 aftr 7pm DUNNELLON 3/2/2Rent to Own, Rent or Buy Fabulous Home Across City Beach 2 Fire Plces, wooden flrs www.rublesr entals.com (561) 575-1718 (561) 719-8787 Waterfront Rentals INVERNESSEast Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Sport/Utility Vehicles TOYOTA2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams edition, 14800 miles, white, 4X4, navigation, excellent condition, $9800, bacb@netscape.com Electrical CREATION ELECTRIC: Full service contractor. Residential & comm. specialist. Service changes, lrg or sm repairs, & more. Lic/Ins. EC13001722 352-427-4216. COMMUNITY EVENTS The Dunnellon Depot and the Dunnellon Historical Society benefitted from Lowes on State Road 200 in two ways recently. Not only did the store donate some much needed items paint, water seal and foam sealant five employees from the store volunteered their time to complete some projects. Susan Hammer, yoga instructor, friends and volunteers from the historical society also assisted. Lowes employees, from left, Lynn Fratangelo, Sharon Lincoln and Don Fritzwater paint some trim work during the work day.Special to the Riverland News

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competed in a variety of onthe-spot contests from script writing to photography, and even more were carried in and entered while there. At the end of January, the yearbook and newspaper staffs submitted their first round of pieces for what they call contest season. In this round, newspaper sports writer Amanda Barney earned an All Florida designation for one of her JV football stories. For yearbook, Amanda Ortman earned an All Florida for the theme concept of the 2012 yearbook. Brittany Bennett and Jacob Furr earned an All Florida for a yearbook page they completed on students statistics. Amanda Barney earned an All Florida for alternative copy for a story she did on freshmen who play varsity sports, and Drew Rondeau earned an All Florida for a photo he took. The print publications students also won many excellent ratings and a few Honorable Mentions for work ranging from homecoming coverage to newspaper sports features. Both the print and the broadcast students prepared many items ahead of time to submit at the State Competition, and also practiced for the contests they would compete in while there. Two exceptions were junior Robert Rupprecht and senior Kody Kouba, who each chose contests in which they would be paired up with students from other schools to complete challenges. In the print version, called Mixed Company, Rupprechts team earned honorable mention. Koubas contest was called Collaborative Commercial. His team earned second place. At the awards ceremony on Saturday, Dunnellon High students were called up many times in addition to this, although Dunnellon was frequently mispronounced. Senior Joseph Dunaways photo portfolio won first place in the Tom Pierce Portfolio Project. An avid photographer, Dunaway was in his element among the approximately 1000 students journalists at the contest. It was a mecca of DSLRS, iPhones and quote pads, said Dunaway. A journalist utopia. Dunaway, along with junior Chris Smith also earned another top honor for a yearbook people page they had worked on in the junior section. The senior divider spread of the yearbook, which was completed by a team of students, won second place. The yearbook staff, led by Amanda Ortman, also created a spread for the Team Yearbook challenge, which won second place in the academics category, and Ortman also earned an honorable mention for her portrait. While four of the students who attended were seniors, the rest will have the chance to attend at least one more time next spring. They are looking forward to it. It was way better and more fun than I expected, said senior Brandon Sanchez. Even though we had work to do and sessions to attend, it all felt like a vacation with 1000 random teens and the friends I came with. I wish I could do it again. Annie W. Johnson needs items for programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post 58 will host its regular meeting of the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30 for members, spouses and prospective members. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The Third Saturday Outdoor Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. A Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, with a picnic to follow. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 465-4864.16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 10, 2012 000B7GD Graduation 2012 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. 000BDUM 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! 000BE04 000BADT Special to the Riverland NewsMegan Sereda, right, a fourth-grade member of the Dunnellon Elementary School 4-H Club, donated $50 from her hog project to the club. Sereda presents Maggie Barde, president of Dunnellon 4-H, with the donation. Sereda wrote a letter to Lou Hartigan, the club sponsor, letting her know of her desire to give back. I want to donate 20 percent of my profit to you, she wrote. I made $850. My pig cost was $200, $100 in supplies and $300 in feed. So my profit was $250. I will donate $50 and that will help with next years pig. Thank you for all your help in my pig project. Dunnellon 4-Her gives back to club COMMUNITY EVENTS UTOPIAcontinued from page 8