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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: 05-24-2012
Frequency: weekly
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General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 14, no. 36 (Apr. 11, 1996).
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 24, 2012Vol 30 No. 3175 cents Transplant for Trish WHATS HAPPENING 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 it 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.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. 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. Attorney to resident: Stop threats The city of Dunnellon is no longer taking a backseat to the threat of a boycott of its fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black, who is spearheading the boycott of the citys venture into the telecommunications business, has forewarned local businesses if they sign up for Greenlight, he would launch a boycott of their business. Black recently paid for fliers in both the Riverland News and the Rainbow Springs Villagerindicating a Target Boycott of Dunnellon businesses. If a merchant/business decides to use Greenlight, their name will be sent to all residents of Rainbow Springs, Black wrote in the flier. Each resident can then determine Citys legal representation informs Black hes in the wrong Family gatherings, the smell of backyard barbecues wafting through the air and the flying of the American flag are a large part of Memorial Day weekend. So is remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so todays generation of Americans can enjoy those freedoms. On Saturday, members of Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary as well as other members of the community will post flags at both cemeteries in Dunnellon. According to Frank Strobl, anyone wishing to help place flags Saturday should meet at 8 a.m. at the Legion Hall and everyone will then caravan to the cemeteries. Monday, the Post will offer residents the chance to come pay their respects to the memories of those who have shed their blood for the nation as well to say thank you to the veterans who have returned. The annual Memorial Day Observance starts at 11 a.m. at Post 58 on U.S. 41, just north of Walmart. Bernard Gray, first vice commander, will give the opening address, followed by the presentation of colors by the American Legion Post 58 Color Guard, led by Sergeant at Arms Eric Persons, along with the Ladies Auxiliary, Riverland News file photoStewart Wisebaum plays Taps during the 2011 Post 58 Memorial Day Observance. Officials will once again host an observance ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Post 58, just north of Walmart on U.S. 41. Corps issues mine report Public can comment until July 11 The clock has started ticking on taking public comment about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft report on the Tarmac King Road mines permit application under the federal Clean Waters Act. The public has two opportunities to offer comments: A public meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Inglis Community Center. By sending comments to the Corps until July 11. The report outlines eight possible scenarios ranging from no mining to limiting where and how long the company can conduct limerock mining operations on 2,757 acres of a 4,750-acre site near Inglis. The company is proposing to conduct mining for at least 100 years on the site alternate No. 2 in the draft environmental impact statement. Some of the alternatives would limit mining to as little as 30 years. The mining proposal has aroused opposition from W.A.R., Inc., Withlacoochee Area Residents, over water usage to the town of Yankeetown, over the possibility of ground water levels declining, to a small group claiming that the endangered Florida panther roams within the Gulf Hammock Preserve where the mine would be located. Crystal River ofFamily raising funds for kidney transplant for former hairdresser For seven days in November 2010, Patricia Trish Bannister was in a coma. When the longtime Dunnellon hairdresser awoke, she spent weeks in a hospital. After her release, the road to recovery has been challenging, both physically and financially. Now Bannisters family is asking for the communitys assistance once again. Unable to continue her career as a hairdresser because of the pain in her hands and lack of dexterity to prevent it, she had to quit the one profession she loved the most. In November 2011, the 52-yearold Bannister, whos been on dialysis three times a week since December 2010, decided to seek a kidney transplant. However, to even be considered for a transplant, the website transplantfortrish.com stated she needs to have at least $5,000 in the bank to cover the cost of the anti-rejection drugs, which she will need to take the rest of her life. Without this, the website stated, we cannot proceed with the operation; a healthy kidney cannot be given to a recipient who cannot afford the drugs necessary to make the transplant a success. Thus far, fundraising efforts have helped amass close to $500, but theres still a long way to go. Currently, Karen Jones, one of Bannisters cousins, said family and friends will participate in the First Saturday Market in Historic Downtown Dunnellon, selling a variety of items. A lot of friends and families have donated various things to help us out, Jones said. Well sell whatever other types of things we can, such as drinks and snacks. Well probably be doing this for the next three or four months. (The $5,000) is a good size chunk of money. Trish said it might as well be $5 million, but if the community gets behind her and is able to help her, that would be fantastic. This is going to be an expense for the rest of her life. We figured wed garner the support of the community. Jones said as the family progresses with fundraising, they hope to offer raffles, fishing tournaments and other events. Thats what were hoping to American Legion plans Memorial Day Observance JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ATTORNEY page 3 Riverland News file photoPatricia Trish Sammons Bannister gives Debbie Wright a hug Saturday afternoon at Blue Gator. In 2001, Bannister decided to pursue a kidney transplant. However, to even be considered for a transplant, the website transplantfortrish.com stated she needs to have at least $5,000 in the bank to cover the cost of the anti-rejection drugs, which she will need to take the rest of her life. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TRISH page 5 Post 58 event to kick off at 11 a.m. Monday LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News See MINE page 17 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LEGION page 2 Lynn Black, a Rainbow Springs resident, has been told his threats to businesses needs to cease.File photo

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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 violent 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 on East Pennsylvania Avenue. 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 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net. Boys and Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Water Authority Board selects new directorLECANTO The Board of Directors for Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties concluded a series of interviews for its new executive director with the selection of Richard Owen, formerly with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Owen will replace Jack Sullivan, who is retiring later this year after managing the Authority for the past 30 years. A negotiated contract for Owen's services will be presented at the next Board of Directors meeting for its approval. The Authority's next Board of Directors meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. June 20, in the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 Sovereign Path, Lecanto. RSGC to meet today at Legion Hall The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Debe Johns will be the guest speaker and present a program about Herb Gardening. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership September through May is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. This will be the last meeting of the garden club until September. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680.Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. This will be the last meeting until September. Carol Borden from Guardian Angels will be the guest speaker, accompanied by Mike Paither and his wife Kay, and their star dog, Honey. Mike is a disabled veteran confined to a wheelchair. A buffet lunch is available for $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352854-9612. 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. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Young Marines and the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC. Carolyn J. Cairns will lead those in attendance in the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The Post 58 Ladies Auxiliary, after the invocation, will lead a ceremony honoring those who are listed as Missing in Action/Prisoners of War while Post Chaplain Eugene Thomas will recognize those whove died in the past year. John Sharkey from the Dunnellon Historic Society will read That Ragged Old Flag while Cairns will sing God Bless America. Kathy Garlock will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, followed by Eric Persons playing taps. A picnic lunch will be provided, free of charge, for those in attendance. Come and enjoy the bagpipes and soloists at this years service in commemoration of those brave souls that gave their all so we could be free, Strobl said. United Way Day of Action event focuses on literacy OCALA United Way of Marion County will host the fifth annual Day of Action Thursday, June 21, and encourages workplaces and organizations to assemble literacy kits as part of United Ways focus on early grade reading. A literacy kit is comprised of a book and a collection of related objects, games, or other activities to make reading interactive and enjoyable for young children. Kits can be assembled at the workplace or during an organizational meeting to fit everyones schedule. Kits come with templates and instructions and will be given to kindergarten children starting with the 2012-13 school year in conjunction with United Ways Early Literacy Grant Program. Last year, on Day of Action, United Way launched a three year goal to recruit 150 readers, tutors and mentors to help improve the academic success of young people in Marion County, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To build on this effort, the years Day of Action will continue to highlight United Ways work in education and more specifically this call to action. United Way Day of Action is an opportunity for United Way communities to show what it means to Life United, June 21 the longest day of the year, with more daylight hours than any other presents an annual opportunity for the United Way system to declare its intention to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways by mobilizing thousands of people around a common goal: advancing the common good. For more information, contact Chris Cotter at 732-9696 or ccotter@uwmc.org. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMUNITY EVENTS LEGION continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Fred Ward, left, presents the American Legion Post 58 with a proclamation for Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 28. Accepting the proclamation from Post 58 are Commander John Taylor, center, and Vice Commander Bob Schmidt as well as members of the Posts Color Guard. 0 0 0 B E 0 4 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) 000BJ3Q 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 $ 1 OFF DINNER only $ 8.85 LUNCH only $ 6.65 1 per person. Cannot be used with any other offer. 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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. 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. 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 465-4864. 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.cfmaster choir.com if they want to continue doing business with that establishment. We will also picket locations as necessary. However, in a letter sent to Black, dated April 24, from City Attorney James A. Fowler, he told Black obtaining such information is against the law. It has been reported that you have contacted business owners and homeowners, within Dunnellons Greenlight Communications franchise area and advised them that if they subscribe to Greenlight Communications, their businesses would be boycotted and their names would be circulated amongst those individuals unhappy with Dunnellon, thus subjecting them to possible harassment, Fowler wrote. Allegedly, you told them that either you or the people you work with are able to obtain a customer list of Greenlight Communications users. Additionaly (sic), new information has come to light concerning possible placement of inserts into the Riverland and Village newspapers with regard to a possible boycott of Dunnellon businesses who subscribe to Greenlight services. Your boycott plans seemingly rely on obtaining customer lists from Greenlight Communications. Based on those customer lists, you indicate that by hitting the send button on your computer, you will be able to notify everyone in Rainbow Springs as to which businesses are Greenlight Communications customers. Fowler wrote doing so would be impossible. If this information is true and you have made these statements you are misinformed with regard to your ability to obtain customer lists from Greenlight Utilities, he wrote. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of subscribers are confidential and exempt pursuant to F.S. Section 119.07 (3) (r). In the letter, Fowler told Black doing so is a seconddegree misdemeanor under F.S. 364.24 for disclosing any customer account information. This means that any business owners or homeowners who have become customers of Greenlight Communications may rely on total confidentiality with regard to their customer account information, Fowler wrote. Greenlight Communications is a lawfully licensed and franchised telecommunications company doing business in its franchise area complying with all of the provisions of Florida Statutes. The Florida Constitution and the city of Dunnellon Charter grants home rule powers to the city allowing the city to run a lawful business. Please be aware that if an individual or business entity interferes with the Citys rights under its franchise to pursue customers and to sell its services that interference may be both unlawful and actionable. Black in his insert told businesses he asked the city to sit down and discuss the issue of a 25 percent surcharge in February after officials were presented with more than 1,000 signatures from the residents of Rainbow Springs. They didnt even care enough about you the merchants, to even respond to our request, Black also wrote. Fowler said thats not true and misleading. The city has also been made aware that in the previously mentioned inserts, it is stated that a request was made to meet with the city in February and that the request was refused, Fowler wrote. That is not correct. There was no request to meet with the city. A demand letter was received on Feb. 6, 2012, stating that the decision to charge a 25 percent surcharge must be corrected by Feb. 10, 2012, or other boycott related actions will ensue. After review of the insert material, it is my belief that you are being used and have been misinformed or deliberately mislead, Fowler wrote. Hopefully, the facts that have been reported to the city concerning your actions were incorrect, Fowler added. And if not, that such conduct will immediately cease. If so, then this letter will be the end of this matter other than to ensure that you are timely and fully informed. Fowler closed the letter by stating if Black or your associates wish to meet with him, do not hesitate to call. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 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 City officials present proclamations, student commendation Mayor Fred Ward presents a proclamation for Armed Forces Day to Suzanne McGuire, center, and Army Staff Sgt. Renae Williams at the May 14 City Council meeting. Armed Forces Day was Saturday, May 19. Public Utilities Director Eddie Esch, left, presents city employees Reggie Tomaine and Lamar Odom a proclamation for National Public Works Week, which is May 20 through May 26. Mayor Fred Ward, right, presents Grace Kolack, a senior at Dunnellon High School, with a student commendation during the May 14 City Council meeting. Kolack will attend The Citadel in the fall on a full, four-year scholarship. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ATTORNEY continued from page 1 000BJ48 Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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River views Boycott of businesses that use Greenlight absurdAs a Rainbow Springs Resident, I must take issue with my neighbor, Lynn Black. He states a majority of our residents will boycott stores that use Greenlight. I dont know where he gets his numbers from, as I have seen no polling on the subject, but I, and all the people I have spoken with, disagree. The downtown stores are not at fault in the Councils crooked behavior, and Im sure many are having hard times in this economy already. If there are people willing to drive to Ocala to buy a few nuts and bolts, instead of going to the local hardware store, or to have blood taken, buy flower arrangements or grocery shop, etc., it is your right to do so, but it seems to me you are cutting off your nose to spite your own face and paying for the privilege. Doing this lowers us to the level of the City Council in my humble opinion. I do, however, appreciate Mr. Black pointing out the vast discrepancies in water rates compared with other towns in Marion County, which should anger us all, including Dunnellon city residents. In regards to the higher water pressure, which I havent noticed, a plumber should be able to install a pressure reducing valve on the house water, and combine two watering zones into one, which is a very simple thing to do in the controller in your garage. Sincerely,Stuart Bollen Rainbow Springs Residents must remain united against cityThe Riverland News has taken a little heat from letter writers from Rainbow Springs after publishing an editorial that attempted to strike a neutral pose in the Dunnellon water controversy. The piece had noted Rainbow Springs residents have injected themselves into the affairs of the city of Dunnellon in past years. While this may be true, nothing that residents have done individually or collectively can be compared to the city governments stealth acquisition of the RS utility system and the imposition of confiscatory utility rates. Many homeowners have had wells drilled as a means of avoiding outrageous monthly bills. Still, many homeowners cannot afford this one-time cost of thousands of dollars. In other cases, where renters occupy houses the situation exists where the renters cannot afford to irrigate the lawns, while the landlords cant or wont invest the money to have a well drilled. With the intense heat of summer arriving, many properties in the commuNot quite a Griswold family vacation Dark Shadows are upon us W ell the reviews about the new Dark Shadows movie have been quite diverse. From people that love it and are going back two and three times, to the skeptics that say it doesnt live up to the legend. Two things that bring a smile to my face are memories of the late 1960s TV show and Johnny Depp, so when I found out they were going to be merged as one I was pleasantly surprised. My brothers and I were obsessed with Dark Shadows back in the day. We would rush home from school so we could watch it. I honestly dont think we ever missed an episode and we would even watch the reruns. Back then there were no DVDs, VCRs or TiVO so if you wanted to watch it you had to be there. On Fridays, there was always a cheesy ending with the overly dramatic music playing in the background. Wed spend hours with our friends talking about each episode and how great it was. I remember the entire neighborhood was into the show, not just us. Looking back now, you can see that the show was so cheaply made and quite humorous. So often you would spot the microphone over the actors head or the camera man scurrying away in the background, but we loved it. We even joined the Dark Shadows fan club. Some people are upset that they made the movie a comedy, but I believe the series was always a comedy. We just didnt know it at the time and thought nothing of the flubbed lines and technical difficulties. The characters had the most interesting names too: Barnabas, Quentin, Angelique, Willie Loomis, Charles Delaware Tate, Reverend Trask, The Caretaker, just to name a few. It was hard not to get drawn into the nail-biting drama every week. Believe it or not Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas, was considered a sex symbol at the time. So it was not far fetched to choose Johnny Depp for the role since hes this generations sex symbol. Frid died shortly after filming a brief cameo for the movie. People say the idea of his beloved vampire show being made into a comedy killed him. I think he had to be pleased that so many people still care. He was such a phenomenon when we were kids. Everybody wanted to dress up as Barnabas for Halloween. You could probably compare it to the Twilight series today, but instead of Edward or Jacob, we had Barnabas or Quentin. We even took it one step further. We would actually write a script of the show and act it out in the basement or the back yard if the weather permitted. There was this kid in the neighborhood named David, who turned out weirder than Barnabas Collins, and he along with my older brother would write a Dark Shadows script every week. Then we would all be given parts, I would be Angelique, and we would act out the scenes just as if we were honest-to-God actors. Of course, my older brother was always Barnabas. I think Ive mentioned before that he likes being the ringleader. So when we werent in the house watching Dark Shadows, we were 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 24, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE W hat year is it? I am pretty sure it is 2012. The Marion County Library Department thinks it is 1950. As far as I know, I havent stepped into a blue Tardis a time traveling machine shaped like a London phone booth. I know some people would love to go back to the 1950s where everyone knew their place. No matter how much you pray about it, its not going to happen. The cat is out of the bag, the chicken flew the coop and the dog is off the leash. Censorship in 2012? Who would have thunk it? Julie Sieg, head librarian for Marion County, has banned the book Shades of Gray by E.L. James. In her words the book is soft porn and the library does not collect porn. In full disclosure, I have to admit I have not read the book. Turn on any chat show and you get the gist of what the book is about a young woman, an older man and S&M. I find it amazing that the trilogy by Stig Larsen is OK to read, but not a book by a woman writer whose character enjoys S&M sex. If you have ever read any of Stieg Larssons books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc. you would find his characters treatment of women appalling. Every male character in the book thinks all women are sluts. After reading the trilogy, I had to ask do all Swedish men think this way? The women are raped, tortured and killed in graphic horror. I guess the head librarian thinks it is OK for a woman to be whipped and beaten as long as she doesnt enjoy it and it is done against her will. I had to skip several pages because it was too disgusting. As I have mentioned before I am a fan of history, I delve into fiction once in awhile. I just finished reading Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda. I took it out at our local Dunnellon branch. It is the true story of a man who tried to shape Middle East policy for Britain. After I tackle a large biography like that I will break it up by reading a mystery or some other piece of fiction. Unfortunately, I wont be able to read Shades of Gray thanks to Ms. Sieg. Ironically, Lawrence of Arabia was into S&M. The book goes into graphic detail of his adventures in the Middle East and the bedroom. I guess Ms. Sieg didnt get a chance to read that book yet. As an adult, I have the right to read what I want. Sure, I understand keeping it out of the hands of children. Keeping it out of the hands of an adult is puritanical. I think the modern library is the last bastion of free thinking. If you know how to read it is the ultimate equalizer. Where else can you learn about every inch of this planet and do it for free? Reading is a pleasure every human being should enjoy. Pick any subject This might need a warning label A s youre reading this, sipping your coffee, tea or, perhaps if youre brave enough, Bloody Mary, Ill be sitting poolside working on my first pot of coffee. Ill probably need it, too. Today marks the second day of vacation. After all, its been a year since my last full-fledged vacation. And once again, the Bryan clan is gathering outside of Orlando. Laughing, cracking jokes and letting the sarcasm flow like the cold ones we cracked open as we grilled dinner the first night in town. The folks flew in from the Land of Oz, with my sister and nephew in tow. My brother made the trek down a night early, picking up one of my moms adopted kids who flew in to spend a few days in town. One of my mothers other adopted children will join us, too, and add my family to the mix, weve got a packed house. For those wondering how you get 12 people into one spot for a week and not kill each other its a simple solution. Rent a big vacation home, pack ear plugs and ice down the beverages. It might not hurt if someone remembered to bring a few sedatives, too. OK, so certainly a Bryan family vacation isnt quite as lavish, or extravagant, as a Griswold family vacation. We make the most of what we have and we certainly have a blast doing it. Growing up, we didnt do lavish. First, we most certainly couldnt afford it. Secondly, there was no way my father was getting my mom on an airplane. That changed almost 12 years ago when I packed up the four-door Dodge Neon and moved to the South, where driving on the highways is like being in a NASCAR race, the tea is sweet, you ask for soda, not pop, and grits is a staple of all breakfasts. I still havent adjusted to the whole grits thing, still not sure what a grit is. What I do know about grits is that no self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits. Thanks to Hollywood for teaching me that valuable lesson years before relocating. Needless to say, its been a year since we have all seen each other. Young children make traveling long distances a challenge; plus my mother loves the opportunity to leave Kansas behind for a brief period of time. It was a few years ago we learned the best way to travel was vacation homes; forget the hassle of hotel rooms. We have all the amenities we need at the house: room for everyone, a swimming pool and a grill. (Theres vacant land nearby to dump the dead bodies, too). Cooking on vacation and a bit of housework might not sound fun, but with so many people pitching in and my brother and I manning the grill, whats not to love. Plus, we have become pretty proficient at grilling. Perhaps its the one slice of manhood DNA my father passed along. (I would have appreciated the ability to use tools, but that wasnt apparently in the genes.) Last year, we packed a lot of activities into a short time frame; theme parks, a day trip to the west coast so my mom could actually see a real Florida beach. Lets face it folks, Fort Island Gulf Beach, not so much of a fun in the sun destination. We found time to relax poolside, spending as much time in the drink as possible with the boys. Jackson has already indicated he wants to fly like Superman through the air with the help of Uncle Dave, just not as high as last year. Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 5 Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 5 See SMILE page 5 See LETTERS page 5

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do, Jones said of other fundraisers. Weve been told by several people, theyll work with us to set up the arrangements and raffles and things like that. If we could get more people aware of them as they come up, it would be wonderful. Currently, Bannister, with help from local doctors, hospitals and the American Kidney Foundation, has been proceeding with the numerous tests and procedures that lead up to being added to the transplant list, the website stated. In addition to that news, she recently found out that her husband, Sam, is a match. He, too, is now beginning rounds of tests necessary to determine if he is a viable candidate to offer a kidney. Shes doing well, she has a long road of testing and procedures, but shes taking it day by day, Jones said. One of the things about such a long process like this is, it zaps your energy, but shes got one of the best spirits I know of. Its amazing how upbeat she is and thankful to be alive. 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This years vacation will be more low-key, as we are leaving the calendar a little more wide open. Sure we are hitting up the theme parks; the boys will get to see some of their favorite super heroes at Islands of Adventure, check out the dinosaur cave as they have dubbed it and make a visit to Dr. Suess Landing. Im sure when all is said and done at the theme parks, countless hours in the pool, late nights of sharing childhood stories, Ill need another vacation. Thats how it always goes, isnt it? However, therell be work to do when I get back, so Ill see you soon. OTHER GUY continued from page 4 outside acting out the parts. Some of the scenes were taken from the show, but some were all original. How cool was that? We could have sold our scripts to Fox and become millionaires. Will I go and see the new movie in the theatre? No, we are saving that for when the whole family is together in July. We will rent the DVD and enjoy it then. Dark Shadows has always been something I shared with my two brothers, so I think we should keep it that way. Besides I will need them sitting on either side of me just in case. JERSEY GIRL continued from page 4 and the library will have a book about it unless its a book about a woman enjoying sex. To me, the library is Americas symbol of freedom. Forget the Statue of Liberty. The library allows you to grow at your own pace. You never stop learning when it comes to the library. The more you know the smarter you become. The library is the key to our greatest right, free thinking. When we take away the right to read what we want, we chip away at the right to free thinking. Other than traffic and penal laws we must all follow, no one can tell you what to think. On an aside note, I wanted to tell you I will be participating in a 5K June 2 in Ocala. It is for PACE, an organization that helps young girls to stay on the right path. If you want to participate or read up on the details check out www.active.com. You can do that on the computers at our local library. The race is on. Are you up for the challenge? I want to invite all the local runners and walkers to come and try to whip my butt. Ssh, dont tell the head librarian I said that, she might take it the wrong way! SMILE continued from page 4 nity will be showing the effects. Those who have had wells drilled may believe they have alleviated their monthly budget problems, but we must not forget that annual increases Dunnellon has built into the plan will boost water and sewer rates every year. Between the rate increases themselves and the phase-out of the discount, residents will see cost growth of about 12 percent per year for the next five years. These increases are every bit as outrageous as the imposition of the first pay structure at the beginning of this year. The city managers promise to revisit the rate increases each year is absolutely bogus for two reasons. Not only have the city officials repeatedly demonstrated a lack of credibility, but the dire circumstances of Dunnellons finances would prevent them from easing up on rates even if they wanted to, as that would hasten their almost inevitable bankruptcy. Rainbow Springs residents will not let this injustice blow over. We must be united in pursuing legal action. This is about principles, but it is also still about the financial burdens on residents. Ted Apple Rainbow Springs Memorial golf tournament a huge successThe Dunnellon High School Football Booster Club and Coach Frank Beasley are proud to announce that the eighth annual Phil Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament on April 28 at Juliette Falls Golf Course was another great success. Thank you to all the golfers for coming out and to all the sponsors for their generous support. The money raised will go toward the Tiger Football Program. We would like to thank everyone at Juliette Falls for the organization and help provided. We would like to thank the team sponsors and merchants who donated prizes: Alecs Collision Center, Badcock & More, Blue Run Bicycles, Boise Building Materials, Brannen Bank in Dunnellon, Central Florida Insurance, Community Builders, Deneau Family In Memory of Aaron, DeWitt Sprinklers, DHS Football Boosters, Dunnellon Jewelry & Pawn, Fastening Specialists, The Hagar Group Insurance & Investment, Insurance Centre of Dunnellon, Nichols Lumber & Supply Co., Oliver & Company P.A. CPAs, Orgill Inc. Hardware, ProPay, South Side Automotive, StorRidge, Sunniland Corporation and Todd Craig Morgan Stanley. Also, special thank yous to Dunnellon Jewelry & Pawn, which offered two diamond rings as hole-in-one prizes on two par 3s; all the coaches and alumni who have been coming back and supporting the program; David Lewis and Deana Miley for all the help they give; and, especially, all the golfers who won money and donated it back to the Football Program. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who contributed their time and enthusiasm to make the tournament run smoothly. Thanks again to all for your generous support, The Nichols Family LETTERS continued from page 4

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS 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. 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. District achievement Have you ever wondered how much time and work goes into volunteering at a school? If you answered yes, there are two people that can tell you. Danielle Prinz, a junior at Dunnellon High School, was presented May 8 with the Outstanding District Schoolwide Youth Volunteer of the Year Award at the Marion County Public School Board meeting. Prinz established the Tiger to Cub program as part of her Queen of the Rainbow platform. This program includes more than 20 students from Dunnellon High School who volunteer before school to mentor fourth-grade students. A lot of time and effort went into starting this program, Prinz said. As much as I wanted to start it, it was a very intimidating process. Speaking to all the right people and constructing the club guidelines was quite a daunting process. Looking back now, it was all with it. However, Prinz said, shes not through yet. The junior plans to intertwine the club with National Honors Society. She recently ran for president of NHS. So I would really like to focus both on affecting the community involvement of the TTC program as well as NHS, she explained. Next year, I hope to have 40 or more members and before the year is over I intend on advertising the program more throughout the high school. This club is great for the upcoming seniors who need service hours and would like to make an impact, as well as incoming freshman. Nothing is more satisfying than sacrificing time to help others in the community. This club is beneficial for every student at DHS as well as those affected at DES and I can only hope that this program stays intact even after I leave. The mentors not only focus on helping the kids improve their academics, but they also serve as their friend. Prinz teamed up with her older sister, Denise Prinz-Fields a fourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, to work on launching this program. DES students have received the benefit of Danielles hard work, said Helyn Hollenbeck, volunteer coordinator at Dunnellon Elementary School. It is so enlightening to see youth in our society have a vision and bring it to life. Danielle is an inspiration and role model to our students and community. We look forward to seeing the Tiger to Cub mentoring program continue to grow and touch many more lives in our community. Sally Ann White was the recipient of the Outstanding District Classroom Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. White volunteers at Dunnellon Elementary School in Mrs. Aldens second-grade class. She uses her artistic abilities in Mrs. Fieldings art classes and is a supporter of the Dunnellon 4-H club under the direction of Mrs. Lou Hartigan. White has two children that attend Dunnellon Elementary School. DES is fortunate to have Mrs. White as a volunteer on our campus, Hollenbeck said. She is always available and willing to lend a hand in any capacity. She truly cares about our students. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Dunnellon Elementary School, contact Hollenbeck at 352-4656710. Photos Special to the Riverland NewsDanielle Prinz, left, a junior at Dunnellon High School, was presented May 8 with the Outstanding District Schoolwide Youth Volunteer of the Year Award and Sally Ann White was the recipient of the Outstanding District Classroom Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. Prinz, White earn district volunteer awards for DES McLean Foundation brings planetarium to Romeo A grant from the Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music (HIM) brought the StarLab Planetarium May 15 to Romeo Elementary School. The Planetarium, from the Discovery Center in Ocala, brings a unique opportunity to study astronomy by bringing the night sky into the classroom. Groups experience an exclusive, highly involved and interactive tour of the night sky. Thirty students at a time enter the StarLab for a 30-minute session. Each presentation feeds inquisitive minds information about the stars including how they are formed, how to observe and interpret differences in the appearance of stars, how to find constellations and discover how ancient cultures have explained astronomical phenomena. The Discovery Center has prepared curriculum-based lectures that meet Florida science stanElementary school food drives for Annie W. Johnson Center Special to the Riverland NewsThe Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center hosted food drives at Dunnellon Elementary School, left, and Romeo Elementary School between April 9 and April 30. Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center thanks both schools for its participa tion with the agencys 2012 annual Food Drive. Romeo collected a total of 987 pounds and Dunnellon collected 931 pounds. A grant from the Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music (HIM) brought the StarLab Planetarium to Romeo Elementary School. From left, are: Margaret Longhill, Will McLean Foundation Board member; Kathy Hultman, principal, Romeo Elementary; and Nikki Connors, Will McLean Foundation Board member. Special to the Riverland News Middle School band to perform The Dunnellon community is invited to attend the free Dunnellon Middle School Spring Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the DMS Auditorium. We will have performances by the Beginning Band, Advanced Band, Chorus and our piano students. Our very talented young musicians will proudly show off their musical talents under the direction of Band Director Mr. John Leschak. We hope you join us as we welcome summer with music. Today is the last day of our DMS Book Fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents are invited to sign-in at Building No. 1 and then visit the Book Fair and check-out all the great summertime reading selections for your child. This is a perfect Be There opportunity to join the celebration of reading that provides families to get involved in the universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. The DMS Book Fair has a wonderful selection of fun, engaging and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to select their own books will motivate them to read more. And, like any skill, the more kids practice the better they will get. With reading in mind, we would like to let you know about the Dunnellon Middle School Summer Reading Program. Read for the World Record an interactive, web-based challenge inviting kids to join a global team to help set a new summer reading world record for most minutes read. Students simply join Jane Ashman DMS Principal See ASHMAN page 7 CAITLYN DUNNING For the Riverland News See MCLEAN page 7 Special to the Riverland News

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dards for firstthrough fifth-grade levels. Students make observations of the natural world and process the information using the five senses. They recognize that learning can come from careful observation of stars, including the sun, of galaxies, of gravitational forces and much more. The Will McLean Foundation, based in Dunnellon, may be reached at www.will mclean.com, or at 352465-2167. the school team, choose their own books to read and then log their reading minutes online (or with a paper/pencil log). All minutes will add to the global challenge, but the top 20 schools will be listed in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records. The goal for our school is 1 million minutes read. A school in Brooksville was No. 1 last year and a school in Inverness was in the top 20, so we can totally do this. DMS students can Read for the World Record from now through Aug. 31. Mrs. Anderson, our DMS Media Specialist, has invited our Language Arts teachers and their classes to the Media Center and has explained the project and how to record their reading minutes. Students who log their minutes online or via a paper reading log by Aug. 31 and have logged at least 1,800 minutes will be entered into a drawing for prize baskets. This is a great opportunity to encourage our students to read during the summer. Studies have shown that kids who read over the summer maintain the reading skills developed during the school year. We ask our parents to make reading a big part of your familys summer fun! Friday, May 25, and Monday, May 28, DMS and all Marion County Schools will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, a holiday set aside to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. On Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, our Teacher Class Academic Awards will be distributed to students who have demonstrated the highest achievement and the most improvement in their individual classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to say thank you to their students and how much they appreciate their hard work and dedication to their education. Mrs. Marcums Health Occupations classes will simulate a mock disaster Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, as this semesters Health Occupation students practice their first-aid skills learned in class. The mock disaster is an explosion where student victims will suffer lacerations, first-, second, and third-degree burns, cuts and fractures. Student health responders will demonstrate their first-aid skills learned in Health Occupations as they treat their student victims in a temporary triage area. All Health Occupation students will take a turn as either a first responder or victim throughout the disaster practice. It is suggested students wear old clothes for the day of their participation in the mock disaster. Dunnellon Middle School Materials/Inventory Return Schedule: Thursday, May 24 Return Home copy of Math and Science to DMS. Tuesday, May 29 Return all remaining Home Copies of books. Wednesday, May 30 All Band Instruments need to be returned. Thursday, May 31 All Dunnellon Middle School materials should be returned. Thank you for your assistance with inventory control. As we wind down the school year, we need to remind students the CEOCE (Common End of Course Exams Multiple Choice Portion) will begin Friday, June 1, and continue till the end of school Wednesday, June 6. These exams are an important part of your childs final grade. Parents, please ensure your child is in school for the final exams. The final three days of school, June 4 to 6, will be early release days. School will dismiss at 1:40 p.m. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 7 RES winding down with year-end celebrations Romeo Elementary School has been busy with Career Day, Green Day and Field Day, and now we are moving to the end of the year. Final end of the year testing was completed recently, and we are moving forward to June 6, which is the last day of school for students. June 1 will be our first fifthgrade dance from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. This event was organized so that fifth-grade students can socialize as they prepare to move on to middle school. PTO is providing refreshments, and a deejay and karaoke time will be provided. Graduations begin May 30 with fifth-graders graduating from the DARE program, under the direction of Deputy Blair. This program has been a part of the fifth-grade curriculum for many years, and it teaches students to avoid drugs of any kind. Graduation begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., so please plan to arrive early enough to get signed in before the program begins. May 25 and May 28 are school holidays with no school for teachers or students. All Marion County Public Schools and offices will be closed for this holiday. MCLEAN continued from page 6 Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle Schools outgoing FFA President Sierra Helton congratulates the 2012-2013 President Will Sweat. The new FFA officers were announced at the chapters annual awards banquet. Other 2012-13 officers are Taylor Turner, vice president; Alexis James, secretary; Hannah Chung, treasurer; Lindsay Reddick, reporter; and Jamielyn Harris, sentinel. 000BJ3W T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. 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ABOVE: Juan Lopez, left, and Jamie Lo Bianco grab marbles out of a pool full of water and place them on Frisbees with their toes during another activity. Nera Sweeney, background, watches over the children during the exercise. FAR RIGHT: Romeo student Angela Jaimes screams as shes soaked with water during a Field Day event. RIGHT: First-graders Kayne Dietz, left, and DeMarcus Williams hold onto a rope tightly during a tug-o-war match. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School kindergarteners participate in a tug-o-war during the schools recent Field Day. The students are in Ri kki Richardsons kindergarten class. Students rotated through stations that offer the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical E ducation teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager put the event together. LEFT: Chase Letien, a first-grader in Mrs. Collins-Martins class, gives a thumbs up during a water drill activity. RIGHT: Students, from left, Candace Soutar, Kaylin McCormick, Madison Clark, Erika Slaughter and Constance Downs, celebrate a victory in a tug-o-war contest. Pioneer Field Day Romeo Elementary School students, in grades kindergarten through fifth, sweated and soaked their way through the schools annual Field Day on Friday, May 11. Students in grades K-2 participated in the early morning, with the pupils in grades 3 through 5 doing the later morning and early afternoon session. Students rotated through stations that offered the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical Education teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager put the event together.

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 9 ABOVE: Greg Thompson, host of the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival, opens the show with a few jokes before introducting the first presenters of the night. Thompson is an award-winning 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. RIGHT: Dunnellon Middle Schools Jeni Walker, a sixthgrader, lets out a cheer as presenters announce Dunnellon Middle Schol as the Best of Show winners in the middle school division. BELOW: Presenters Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, left, and Kathy Dugan take the stage to present the first award of the night. Dugan, a deejay with K-Country 93.7 FM, is a 1990 Dunnellon High School graduate. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School Televison Production students pose with their awards after the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards Show. Overall, Dunnellon Middle School students captured 21 awards, including top honors in Best of Show, in 12 categories. A year ago, DMS students brought home 22 awards on a night when members of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars fans who dress the part made an appearance on the Red Carpet. In addition to a victory in the top category, DMS brought home six additional first-place trophies, five runner-up accolades and seven third-pla ce awards. DMS swept the Book Trailer category and in six other divisions brought home two top three finishes. The red carpet, the cameras and the glitz was a part of the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards Show, the equivilant of the Oscars for Marion County students. The show, held at West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center, is underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. ABOVE: Shelby Webb, left, and Jamie Kulik, both eighth-graders, pose for a picture on the Red Carpet with a Stormtrooper from the 501st Legion prior to the start of the 11th annual Marion County Media Festival Awards. LEFT: Johnathan Cristello, Travis Colston and Samuel Torres give their teacher, Beth Wood, a big hug after it was announced their video, Premonition, won Best of Show in the middle school division. 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards

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R IVERLAND SPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending May 12: Suncoast Senior NoTap: Handicap: Jack Trafalski 324, 752; John Mariani 306; Reda Portnoy 254, 318; June Williams 284. Scratch: Jerry Ness 298, 772; John Mariani 288; Richard Fendenheim 705; Reda Portnoy 254, 558; Diana Steuterman 206, 560. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 241, 550; Frank Reesby 232, 621; Bunny Jackson 247; Debbe Chung 238, 665; Betty Chapman 633. Scratch: John Marcucci 221, 550; Frank Reesby 232, 621; Bunny Jackson 198; Marilyn Seymour 187, 490; Debbe Chung 494. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jim Jermann 280; Frank Papa 277, 751; Stoney Sinckler 277; Judy Hindbaugh 268, 700; Pat Combs 267; Ellen Bowman 701. Scratch: Murphy Combs 206, 564; Frank Papa 201, 525; Judy Hindbaugh 200, 496; Pat Combs 190; Ellen Bowman 491. Bowlers of the Week: Debbe Chung, 86 pins over her average, and Frank Papa, 91 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending April 29: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Mark Smith 296,791; Sean Fugere 284; Mike Dudziak 732; Dorine Fugere 271,703; Judy Timmons 264,694. Scratch: Mark Smith 290,773; Sean Fugere 279,706; Dorine Fugere 252,646; Judy Timmons 223,571. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Murphy Combs 252; Rick Lewis 243; Marty Suehowicz 243; Jerry Ness 681; Ben Wall 634; Barb Steffen 244,689; Helen Simonson 242; Sharon Hoagland 642. Scratch: Murphy Combs 233,547; Jerry Ness 226,654; Barb Steffen 195,542; Pat Tutewohl 150; Pat Combs 422. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Myla Wexler 265,719; Rose Damico 246; Diana Plevell 678. Scratch: Myla Wexler 212,560; Diana Plevell 168,465. Late Starters: Handicap: Shorty Williams 247,662; Rich Vehrs 245,658; Kathy Hession 244,653; Debbe Chung 241,610. Scratch: Skip George 223; Rich Vehrs 211,556; Ted Rafanan 581; Kathy Hession 203,530; Debbe Chung 184; Marilyn Seymour 459. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: K E Conrad 290; Ives Chavez 289; Larry James Nevels 779; Richie Adams 759. Scratch: Sam Bass 256,715; Wes Foley 256; K E Conrad 247; Jim Randle 247; Marc Grasso 659. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jim Jermann 283; Murphy Combs 281; Bob Chester 737; Bill Sullivan 723; Phyllis Ternes 262,715; Ellen Bowman 251,728. Scratch: Murphy Combs 236,572; Jim Jermann 202; Chuck Hindbaugh 569; Judy Hindbaugh 181,484; Ellen Bowman 178,509. Parkview Owls: Handicap: George Munzing 286,786; Sam Bass 286; Ken Brown 284; Ted Rafanan 284; Wes Foley 767; Dorine Fugere 309,802; Darlene Arndt 303,807; Scratch: Sam Bass 268,708; Ted Rafanan 243; Wes Foley 656; Dorine Fugere 259,652; Darlene Arndt 225; Myla Wexler 598. Bowlers Of The Week: Barb Steffen, 89 pins over her average, and Larry James Nevels, 104 pins over his average. UF coach dismisses Fagans from team Kasey and Sami Fagan were prized recruits for Tim Walton and the University of Florida womens softball program. Now, the sisters, former star players for the Dunnellon High School softball program, wont be returning to the Lady Gators next fall, said Kevin Fagan, their father and high school coach, despite Waltons statement the dismissals were just for the remainder of the season, which officially ended Sunday when the Lady Gators were eliminated in NCAA Regional action with a loss to the University of South Florida. Kelly Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the softball team, said if they choose to pursue their softball careers at other schools, UF will give them releases. The loss ended Floridas bid of reaching the Womens College World Series for the fifth straight season. Walton declined to give specifics about the players dismissals. Columbia stifles new-look Tigers JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon quarterback Jordon Boley makes a pitch to running back JVon Sowell during first-quarter action of the Tigers Spring Classic Friday against Columiba High School at Ned Love Field. The Tigers lost, 33-7. Tigers new offense unable to find rhythm in spring game, fall to Columbia, 33-7 Success is never final, failure is never fatal. Its courage that counts. John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach The Dunnellon High School football program has its annual spring game Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field, hosting Columbia High School. Unfortunately, for the Tigers, they lost 33-7. Columbia High School has one of the best high school offensive lineman, Tunsil Laremy, in the nation, according to ESPN. Several college coaches were at the game scouting players especially Laremy. According to Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, soon-to-be seniors Conner Wentz, who plays tight end, and Alex Stetz, an offensive lineman, were also being looked at. Dunnellon started the game off with a touchdown that ended up being called back due to an inadvertent whistle. Dunnellon failed to bring the ball down field, allowing Columbia to take over. On the Columibas first drive, the Tigers were flagged several times for penalties allowing Columiba to enter the red zone; however, it could not punch the bal in the end zone, settling for a field goal and 3-0 lead in the opening quarter. With the ball back in their hands, the Tigers tried to move it down field, but its drive as stalled at the at the 46-yard line before punting the ball to end the quarter. In the second quarter, Columbia quarterback junior Jayce Barber handed the ball off to junior Josh Reynolds, who was stopped on the spot by Gabe Saathoff. Players and coaches on the sidelines stated it was the best hit of the night. However, Dunnellon was called for a pair of offside penalties, allowing Columbia to move the ball down field, capping the drive when Barber ran up middle of the field for a touchdown iwht 8:18 remaining in the first half, giving Columbia a 10-0 lead. On Dunnellons next drive, quarterback Jordon Boley handed the ball off to junior JVon Swoll who ran up the left side gaining 7 yards. Boley then passed the ball to sophomore Ladarius Thomas, who gained 12 yards. As Dunnellon inched closer to goal line, Boleys ensuing pass was intercepted by Columbia freshman Ben They hugged, laughed and the remembered stories not told in years. For the alumni gathered Friday night at Ned Love Field, it was about sharing the war stories they remembered with fondness as generations of former Dunnellon High School football players gathered for Alumni Night at the Tigers Spring Game against Lake City Columbia High School. Of course, the most well-known Dunnellon High alumna Ernie Mills was present for the festivities. The 1986 graduate, who went onto a distinguished nine-year career as a receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. Mills was selected in the third round, 73rd pick overall, in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Steelers, who he played with for six seasons. During his time with Pittsburgh, Mills played two AFC Championship Games as well as Super Bowl XXX against the Cowboys, who went on to win 2717. His best NFL season came in 1995, when he caught 39 passes for 679 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the Steelers to the NFL title game. In that contest, Mills caught eight passes for 78 yards before tearing his ACL in the second half. Mills subsequently played for the Carolina Panthers in 1997 and the Cowboys in 1998 and 1999. He finished his career with 196 receptions for 2,934 yards Kevin Fagan: Girls will transfer to new program, other teams interested Kasey Fagan, left, and Sami Fagan will both transfer from UF to a program to be named later. See F A G ANS page 11 Mills, other DHS alum honored at half time JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon defenders Joey Lobsinger (56) and Gabe Saathoff bring down Columbias Ronald Timmons during first-quarter action at Ned Love FIeld. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsErnie Mills, right, chats with Terrance Brooks, a former DHS standout, who currently plays for Florida State University. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See T IGER S page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See M I LLS page 11

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JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsErnie Mills makes his way onto Ned Love Field during a half-time ceremony honoring former DHS football players. and 20 touchdowns. Mill said returning to the high school always bring back fond memories of watching the 1978 and 1979 state championship football teams and wanting to be a part of championship-caliber teams. Its great getting to see a lot of these guys, said Mills, who made the switch from defensive back to wide receiver during his collegiate career at the University of Florida. These are the guys I watched growing up, these are the guys I wanted to be like because they always put the team first. Mills said during his football career, no matter the level, he always put the team first, because his ultimate goal was to win championships. Its a key reason he made the switch in positions in college, he explained. I never played for the glory, he said. I played because I loved the game and I wanted to win. His career well behind him, Mills said to still be remembered in Dunnellon is still exciting. Its amazing for people to remember me, he said, sporting his AFC Championship ring. Mills, a wide receivers coach at Jacksonville University. A legend in town, he said if younger players sought him for advice, hed keep it simple. Take life one day at a time, he explained. Stay positive in all that you do. He said for those hoping to achieve the same level of success on the football field, he offered one simple solution. Work hard, he said. Youve got to work hard. Youve got to want it. I had to work hard, I went through a lot of trials and tribulations. When I made the switch from defensive back to wide receive, I had to work twice as hard. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 11 000B5M6 Call Pete (352) 212-2851 for your Springtime Special Advertising Deals I s Y o u r B u s i n e s s Is Your Business I n N e e d O f C u s t o m e r s ? 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FREE HEARING TEST SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 000BIKE Im handling that right now internally, he said, noting they were off the team for the remainder of the season. Asked if the dismissals are permanent, he said: As you go through the end of the season you've got to address everything where you're at, so as of right now they are off the team for the rest of the season. Kevin Fagan, a former defensive lineman for the University of Miami and San Francisco 49ers, said both Kasey and Sami have already garnered interest from the likes of UCLA and Arizona, perennial powerhouses in collegiate womans softball as well as several other programs. Walton, the Lady Gators skipper, dismissed Kasey and Sami as well as Cheyenne Coyle on Friday prior to the teams contest against Florida Gulf Coast University in NCAA Regional action. Kasey and Sami, named Florida Gatorade Softball Players of the Year in 2010 and 2011, had been regular starters as well as Coyle. Sami was the teams leading hitter and a member of the SEC All-Freshmen squad while Kasey had been a regular starter in left field for the Lady Gators. Its something that I handled and handled as well as I could and as well as I'm capable of handling, Walton said afterward in a post-game interview available online at www.gatorzone.com. I'd be crazy to say it didnt affect the team. A team is a team and you work hard from the beginning of the season. Any kind of departure of any person on this team not in that lineup or not on this field is a distraction, no question. Youth reels in big bass Kuykendall, who returend the ball 17 yards. Columbia then ran out the clock, taking a 10-0 lead into the half. As the second half began, Dunnellon came out with a whole new attitude. Our depth needs to develop a little more, Beasley said. But we had certain areas we played well in, like our defense. Columbia started with the ball in their hands as the clock began to count down. Unable to move the ball down the field the ball, Dunnellon took possession, but was unable to score. With the ball back in its hands, Columbias Barber was sacked by Dunnellon sophomore Keiwan Jones. However, Columbia bounced right back on the ensuing play when Barber pitched to freshman running back Lonnie Underwood, who ran up middle for a score and a 17-0 lead with and with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter. On its next possession, Boley was looking for an opening, unable to find one, he ran down the left side for 30 yards and first down. But on the next play, Boley dropped back looking for an open receiver only to be intercepted by junior Felix Woods, who returned the ball for a touchdown and a 24-0 Columbia lead with 5:30 remaining in the third period. Dunnellon could not move the ball on its next possession, as Columbia wasted little time finding the end zone again, taking a commanding 30-0 lead. The Tigers finally strung together a drive on their next possession as Boley completed a 35-yard touchdown pass and avoiding a shut out, 30-7. Dunnellon and Columbia both failed to bring in another touchdown, but Columbia did add a field goal, extending its lead to 33-7 and capping the scoring. We played good, but we had our moments where we had some bad plays, Beasley. We could always play better and by the fall season we will be strong and be ready to play. Special to the Riverland NewsThirteen-year-old Logan Townsend of Dunnellon, shows off this his 10pound bsss he caught April 29 while fishing the Withlacoochee River with his friend Jacob Johnson. MILLS continued from page 10 TIGERS continued from page 10 SPORTS BRIEF Golf course hosting Twlight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For more information or to sign-up, call 489-4566 to reserve a spot. The even is limited to the first 40 players. FAGANS continued from page 10

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F inally, someone has come up with a weight loss program I can sink my teeth into without guilt. And, I say its about time. I cant speak for anybody else, but Im fed up with diet programs that simply beat me to death. Im tired of starving myself under the pretense of dieting, and exercising my body to the brink of absolute exhaustion. Its about time someone looked on the lighter side of dieting. According to a study in Athens, Greece, scientists have found a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. You can be sure this gained my attention. Some American researchers found that 10 to 15 minutes of genuine giggling can burn off the number of calories found in a medium square of chocolate. These scientists discovered a way to measure how many calories people burn when they laugh. When I read this, I laughed for 39 minutes, allowing me to eat two medium squares of chocolate. At this rate, Ill be able to eat several pounds of chocolate a day. Now thats what I call a diet. According to their findings, the average person burns 20 percent more calories when laughing, compared to not laughing. If somebody laughs for 10 or 15 minutes a day they would burn up to 50 calories, depending on body size and the intensity of the laughter. This means if I laughed for 10 to 15 minutes a day, I would burn enough calories to lose 4-1/2 pounds in a year. Thats nothing to laugh at. This means in 50 years I would completely disappear from the face of the earth. Which poses a question; when a person loses weight, where does that weight go? Im not one to jump on the latest bandwagon but there is nothing funny about carrying around extra weight. For some its like having a monkey on their back, for me its more like a gorilla. Up to this point, my weight loss program has been a laughing matter. Little did I know my laughing was burning calories! My exercise program has been a real joke, which may have done me good and I didnt know it. To be honest, my regimen has not produced the results I desired. Just a few years ago, I exercised my right as an American citizen to vote for the president of my choice, which has been quite taxing on me, you can be sure. This kind of exercise takes more out of a person than realized at the time and must be good because I lost a great chunk of money in paying my taxes this year. Every day I exercise my right to remain silent when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is giving me a piece of her mind. Although I have not lost any weight with this exercise, I havent lost any arguments, either. Personally, I think its a good trade-off. Now, with this new information I shall change my whole approach to dieting. Instead of working hard, exercising every day and watching what I eat, I shall throw caution to the wind and laugh all day long. I shall laugh off all criticism with good humor. I shall roll in the aisles with uncontrollable mirth. My only concern is that I dont die laughing. For the observant person, like Yours Truly, each day provides plenty of things to laugh about. My only problem is to know exactly where to start. I could start laughing at my Beloved but Im sure I would lose something other than weight, so I dont want to go there, if you know what I mean. A good guffaw, Ive discovered, carries more than just personal benefits. An old proverb says, Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. So, I can see where my laughing is going to help other people lose weight. Why didnt somebody think of this before? I may have lost some time; but be assured I am determined to giggle my way to supreme health in the days and months ahead. To begin my regimen of laughter, I only need to wake up in the morning. Believe me when I say, not waking up in the morning is no laughing matter. When I wake up, I yawn, stretch and then go to the bathroom. One look in the mirror is good for a good belly laugh, which helps start the day in the right direction. For the next laugh, I turn to the early morning news programs, which is good for a laugh-aminute. We truly live in a funny world, at least for the person who takes the time to see the funny side of the street. All those people on early morning television seriously think what they say is important. When in reality, very little of what they say makes any difference in anyones day. If they only knew how insignificant their opinions are, they probably wouldnt get up in the morning and go to work. They give, on any given morning, sidesplitting, rib-tickling, laugh-a-minute exercises. If you happen to see me walking down the street with a smile all over my 12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. 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L O O K I N G F O R A N LOOKING FOR AN E Y E D O C T O R ? EYE DOCTOR? L O O K I N G F O R A N LOOKING FOR AN E Y E D O C T O R ? EYE DOCTOR? SEE AZWELL VISION CARE Board-Certified Optometric Physicians 352-465-0024 Private office. Convenient location. Located next to Walmart Vision Center, Dunnellon 000BJ5C 000BIGJ CHURCH BRIEFS Knights to sponsor Luau dinner The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 in Dunnellon will sponsor a Hawaiian Luau dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall at 7525 S. Highway 41. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30. The dinner will be genuine imitation Island cuisine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the church office, in the parish hall after Sunday Mass or from any Knight. Music will be provided by The Carriers. To reserve a table for 10 or for information, call 352-489-6221. Lutheran church to host VBSJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 to 27 for children 5 through fifth grade. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year, the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island. Registration for vacation bible school is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout June at the church office at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200 in Ocala. For further information, call Joan Greve, VBS coordinator, at 304-8711 or the church office at 854-4509, ext. 221. Beth Israel joins new affiliationCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces its affiliation with the Reconstructionist Jewish Federation. Congregation Beth Israel warmly invites those on a Jewish spiritual path to experience the joy of a Reconstructionist service. Intermarried couples, families and individuals are encouraged to join. The congregation has a Hebrew School and an active Sisterhood. Starting in August, the community will welcome its part-time rabbi, Karen Allen. A student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College will lead High Holiday services in the fall. Rabbi Allen will conduct Shabbat services once a month following the fall festivals. For more information, check the Beth Israel website at bethisraelocala.org or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or contact Judi at 352-237-8277. New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church to host monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon hosts a fish fry the first Friday monthly. Cost is $7 for adults; students and children are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is in the church pavilion. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41.

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Garlicky Beef KabobsBy Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 2 pounds beef sirloin In small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, rosemary, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Trim meat if needed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer to large bowl. Spoon half of mustard mixture over beef; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper plastic bag and marinate for least an hour in the refrigerator. On 10-inch skewers, thread meat, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium (on a gas grill). Place meat skewers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill 8 to 10 min utes or until meat reaches desired done ness, turning once and brushing with remaining mustard mixture halfway through grilling. Mama Jeannes Stuffed PeppersBy Marie Bolt Yields: 4 servings 1 pound hamburger 1 can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 cups cheese, divided 4 or 5 large bell peppers (boil peppers for 10 minutes and clean out) Preheat oven to 350F. In large pan, brown hamburger meat, then drain. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, rice, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup cheese to meat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and top with cheese. Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Orange Grilled Pork with Honey-Mustard Dip By Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 6 pork chops, bone-in or boneless 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 medium lemons 3/4 cup orange marmalade 1/2cup chicken broth 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Set aside. Finely shred enough zest from the lemons to make 1 tablespoon. Squeeze enough juice from the lemons to make 1/4 cup. For marinade: In medium non metallic bowl, combine orange marmalade, broth, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add pork; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper bag and mari nate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. For dipping sauce: In small bowl, combine honey, mustard and mayo. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Drain pork and discard marinade. Preheat gas grill. Reduce to medium heat and place chops on grill rack. Cover and cook about 7 to 9 minutes or until chops are slightly pink and the juice runs clear (145F). Variation: Orange Pork Kabobs Cube boneless pork chops into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Marinate per directions. Place on skewers and follow grilling directions. FAMILY FEATURES O ver the last few years, theres been a growing awareness that it really matters how food gets from the farm to the table. But not everyone knows much about the process. The most recent Consumer Trust Research by the Center for Food Integrity found that: American consumers rank safe, affordable and nutritious food as their top priorities. Only 23 percent of Americans strongly agree that they have access to all of the infor mation they want about where food comes from, how it is produced and its safety. Farmers like Shana Beattie and Marie Bolt want to change that by volunteering to partic ipate in the CommonGround program. Theyve joined with other women farmers who want to share their knowledge with the people who buy their farm-raised food. The Beattie family raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa, beef and pork in Nebraska. In fact, they raise roughly 8 million pounds of pork annually. Thats enough to feed at least 40,000 Americans for a year. The Bolt family raises cattle and sheep in South Carolina, and Marie says its an honor to share her knowledge and experiences raising food. There are so many misconceptions about farming today. Many people seem to think that food is grown by huge corporations. The truth is, most food is grown and raised on family farms like mine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that families such as the Beatties and Bolts operate up to 98 percent of the 2.2 million farms in America. You can learn more about these family farms and food facts, as well as join in the conversation yourself, at www.FindOurCommonGround.com, and www.Facebook.com/CommonGroundNow. Here, Shana and Marie share some of the recipes they make for their families.Food Facts According to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency does not allow meat to be sold with traces of antibiotics above strict safety limits. On average, Americans spend roughly 10 percent of their income on food, versus other countries around the world that spend roughly 18 to 25 percent, according to the educational resource The Hand That Feeds U.S. While organic food often is more expensive than conventional food, there is no difference in nutritional value, according to a review of 400 scientific papers on the health impacts of organic foods, published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.Find more food facts at www.FindOurCommonGround.com.

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Special to the Riverland News Bishop Edward R. Benoway, leader of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will visit Hope Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs Sunday, May 27, to help kick off Hopes 40th Anniversary Celebration. Bishop Benoway will also consecrate two new deacons, who will join Pastor Lynn Fonfara and Deacon John Chiappetta as spiritual leaders at Hope. Ted Pollack of Citrus Springs and Diane Kahler of Dunnellon will be consecrated at Sundays 9:30 a.m. service at Hope. The public is welcome. Pollack and Kahler have completed more than two years of class work training and have served as deacons in training at Hope during that period. Pastor Lynn, as she is known locally, welcomes the new deacons as partners in serving the congregation members and the community using their gifts for ministry. Deacons Pollack and Kahler will assist Pastor Lynn in visiting the sick and homebound, planning and leading worship, and with some administrative duties. The Sunday Communion service will be followed by a 40th anniversary and consecration celebration dinner in Luther hall. History and testimony about Hope will be shared by all attending. The Rev. Bishop Edward R. Benoway administers the work of the Florida-Bahamas Synod. The Bishop is the pastor to the Synod Community and exercises the churchs power to ordain, commission and consecrate the rostered leaders of this church. The Bishop is also responsible for strengthening the unity of the church, exercising leadership in the mission of the church and oversees and administers the general work of the synod and staff. The mission of the Office of the Bishop is to shepherd and resource rostered leaders and congregations as they proclaim Christ to the world. Hope Lutheran is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. in Citrus Springs. For directions to attend, call 352-489-5511. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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. 238-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: RODEO GRILL located at 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Suites 1-2, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Fictitious Name Notices Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 14 day of May, 2012. /s/ Melody A. Crocker President Crocks Pub, Inc. May 24, 2012 Fictitious Name Notices 244-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to Fictitious Name Notices engage in business under the fictitious name of MAGNOLIA DENTAL located at 10250 SE 167th Place Road, Unit 3, Summerfield, Florida 34491 in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida Dated at Bradenton, Florida, this 16th day of May, 2012. COSMET ENTERPRISE LLC corporation title holder May 24, 2012 Lien Notices 239-0524 RIV6/6 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/06/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G1ND52J0Y6113817 2000 CHEVROLET JM1BK343X51238495 2005 MAZDA May 24, 2012. 240-0524 RIV6/11 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/11/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTNF20FXEB40439 1999 FORD 1GCDC14Z1PE202236 1993 CHEVROLET NOVIN000081388544 1987 HOMEMADE May 24, 2012. 243-0524 RIV6/13 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these Lien Notices vehicle(s) on 06/13/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1C3EL55U71N607172 2001 CHRYSLER May 24, 2012. Lien Notices 241-0524 RIV6/12 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/12/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B3CB3HA4BD114098 2011 DODGE May 24, 2012. 242-0524 RIV 6/5 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 06/05/2012, 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 1GCCC14H5EF347788 1984 CHEV Pickup 8FT May 24, 2012. 245-0524 RIV6/15/ sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2012 at Pro-Formance LLC dba Pro-Formance Exhaust, 1306 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-351-0922. No titles, as is, cash only. 2004 Harley FLHRSI Motorcycle, VIN 1HD1FYW164Y720278 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $6345.00. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 May 24, 2012. 235-0524 RIVRyan Jr., John L. 2012-CP-174 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-174 Division F IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN L. RYAN JR. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN L. RYAN JR., deceased, whose date of death was December 19, 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. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 226-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 6/1 Sales NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit # 65 Richard Brock, 8220 N. Hale Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 Unit # 99 Sam Stone, P.O. Box 1141, Dunnellon, FL 34430 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, 352-489-5858, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on June 1, 2012 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rentals.: We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. May 17 and 24, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 17, 2102. Personal Representative: MARY TROTTER 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, Florida 32159 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for MARY F. TROTTER 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 May 17 and 24, 2012. 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Call him at 352-6874240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PA S TO R continued from page 12 Thompsons 50th Anniversary Bobby and Lani Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2012. The couple was wed May 25, 1962. Both are long-time residents of the area and graduates of Dunnellon High School. Bobby is currently the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Inglis and a retired master mechanic from Florida Power. Lani is a retired Levy County bus driver of 30-plus years. Together, they have three children and 11 grandchildren, all of whom reside in this area. Their family is very proud of the example they have set for them. The Thompson family will host a party May 28 to celebrate at First Baptist Church of Inglis. Bobby and Lani Thompson Bobby and Lani Thompson Bishop to visit Hope Lutheran Church Special to the Riverland NewsDeacon Diane Kahler, Pastor Lynn Fonfara and Deacon Ted Pollack. Special to the Riverland NewsRev. Bishop Edward R. Benoway, leader of the Florida Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Change does not mean end of mining plans Jeff Harris who has shepherded the Tarmac King Road mining application for a number of years confirmed he has taken another position in Tarmac America, but will still continue on the Inglis mine project as well. He has taken a position within the Titan America Corporation in Medley and Tarmacs Inglis office was closed in November. I will pull double duty for a while and will continue to work on the project as we move forward with the Corp of Engineers permit. A successor will be named once all permits are in hand and mining operations are set to begin, Harris said. Harris also confirmed that the company is selling the dragline it purchased several years ago and has stored on the site. After a lot of analysis, we decided that the machine was not a value to the operation at this time, Harris explained. After the mine is finally permitted, a smaller dragline would be needed to start the development of the site anyway. A smaller machine will be used to enlarge the test pit and dig the second plant pond. After that, it would dig the first three pits (a total of about five years of work) before the larger machine would be needed to dig the larger pits. Given the very slow pace of permitting to date, we decided to liquidate the asset now and pursue another further down the road. The first mine permit application was filed with Levy County in 2004 and the Levy County Commission granted a special exception permit to the company in May 2011 by a 4-1 vote. ficials have opposed Tarmacs plan to send a little over half of the mines daily output 500 truckloads of limerock south on U.S. Highway 19 through the heart of the citys tourism and commercial district. Residents in Dunnellon have also expressed the same concerns about loaded trucks being sent through their town. Jeff Harris, who has been shepherding the Tarmac project, said it was a happy day when he received the report. I am very, very happy, he said, noting it represents $10 million and eight years of parent company Titan Americas effort to bring the Levy County mine to fruition. The permit is being contested in court by W.A.R. Inc., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, which claim it violates various elements of the countys land use and comprehensive plan and will cause environmental harm to wetlands and area water supplies. It lost at the county level and the case is in the state 1st District Court of Appeal. Dan Hilliard, a member of WARs board of directors, said the report has been received, but he has not had time to read it. He said there was a good possibility the EIS would be discussed at the groups quarterly meeting May 16. None of us have had a chance to examine the report in depth, Hilliard said. We received both the email and hard copies from the Corps. I applaud them for their genteel nature in getting the information to us. He said the group has no opinion thus far. We will respond in writing to the Corps, he said. Its our preferred way of doing business. Mailed copies of the two-volume report a total of 876 pages started reaching officials and public libraries late this week. Copies of the report can be downloaded at www.kingroad eis.com, the Corps website for information on the mine application. Harris said the draft report is not taking a position on whether the mine will be permitted under the federal Clean Waters Act. They dont draw any conclusions, he said. The report notes what would be impacted by mining operations such as the Eastern indigo snake, water levels and traffic. Harris said the Corps is presenting the different scenarios, taking public comment, then addressing the comments before issuing a final report. By issuing this they want to see if the public has anything to add, Harris said. Harris said the report is an intermediate step in the process in that it presents the data to be examined. Harris said as the Corps did its study the company was working on the same data and identified and corrected its own plan to meet concerns. Harris said some of the alternatives make the level of investment tentative and noted that alternatives No. 7 and No. 8 would make the mining area smaller. No 7 has (mining allowed for) 37 years. And theres nothing that says after 37 years we could not go back and try for another permit. Harris said, We could work with any of them, except for 1 (no mining) obviously. Theres not a deal breaker in there yet. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 17 From the Army Corps of Engineers Draft ReportThe alternatives include: No Action no mining permitted Mining outlined in permit application with dedicated no mine areas in wetlands and uplands; Exclusion of mining or related activities west of Butler Road; Mining outlined in Alternative 3 with exclusion of mining and related activities immediately south of Spring Run and in higher-quality wetlands in the north-central portion of the site; Exclusion of mining or related activities between the two southern no mine areas; Mining only west of the central north-south aligned no mine area; Exclusion of mining or related activities west of the central north-south aligned no mine area, between the two southern no mine areas, and south of Spring Run; and Exclusion of mining or related activities between the two southern no mine areas and the extreme western mining block. If the proposed mining is not approved, it is expected that the ongoing timbering operations and hunting activities on the site would continue. Under the other alternatives, mining would be permitted on the King Road Site in varying degrees over the next 30 to 100 years. Tarmac official accepts new role LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News MINE continued from page 1 Now Serving Dunnellon Area! 000BJ4L Unlimited High Speed Internet starting at $34.99 Expanded Basic Television for only $69.99 (177 channels) Unlimited Local/Long Distance Telephone for only $34.99 Bundle two services and receive a 10% discount (savings up to $15 per month) Bundle three services and receive a 20% discount (savings up to $36.99 per month) No Contracts No Hidden Costs or Gimmick Pricing No Activation/Installation Fees (fees currently waived for new subscribers. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 24, 2012 Vol 30 No. 31 75 cents Transplant for Trish WHATS HAPPENING 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 it 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.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.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. Attorney to resident: Stop threats The city of Dunnellon is no longer taking a backseat to the threat of a boycott of its fiber to the home program, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black, who is spearheading the boycott of the citys venture into the telecommunications business, has forewarned local businesses if they sign up for Greenlight, he would launch a boycott of their business. Black recently paid for fliers in both the Riverland Newsand the Rainbow Springs Villagerindicating a Target Boycott of Dunnellon businesses. If a merchant/business decides to use Greenlight, their name will be sent to all residents of Rainbow Springs, Black wrote in the flier. Each resident can then determine Citys legal representation informs Black hes in the wrong Family gatherings, the smell of backyard barbecues wafting through the air and the flying of the American flag are a large part of Memorial Day weekend. So is remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so todays generation of Americans can enjoy those freedoms. On Saturday, members of Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary as well as other members of the community will post flags at both cemeteries in Dunnellon. According to Frank Strobl, anyone wishing to help place flags Saturday should meet at 8 a.m. at the Legion Hall and everyone will then caravan to the cemeteries. Monday, the Post will offer residents the chance to come pay their respects to the memories of those who have shed their blood for the nation as well to say thank you to the veterans who have returned. The annual Memorial Day Observance starts at 11 a.m. at Post 58 on U.S. 41, just north of Walmart. Bernard Gray, first vice commander, will give the opening address, followed by the presentation of colors by the American Legion Post 58 Color Guard, led by Sergeant at Arms Eric Persons, along with the Ladies Auxiliary, Riverland News file photoStewart Wisebaum plays Taps during the 2011 Post 58 Memorial Day Observance. Officials will once again host an observance ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Post 58, just north of Walmart on U.S. 41. Corps issues mine report Public can comment until July 11The clock has started ticking on taking public comment about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft report on the Tarmac King Road mines permit application under the federal Clean Waters Act. The public has two opportunities to offer comments: A public meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Inglis Community Center. By sending comments to the Corps until July 11. The report outlines eight possible scenarios ranging from no mining to limiting where and how long the company can conduct limerock mining operations on 2,757 acres of a 4,750-acre site near Inglis. The company is proposing to conduct mining for at least 100 years on the site alternate No. 2 in the draft environmental impact statement. Some of the alternatives would limit mining to as little as 30 years. The mining proposal has aroused opposition from W.A.R., Inc., Withlacoochee Area Residents, over water usage to the town of Yankeetown, over the possibility of ground water levels declining, to a small group claiming that the endangered Florida panther roams within the Gulf Hammock Preserve where the mine would be located. Crystal River ofFamily raising funds for kidney transplant for former hairdresser For seven days in November 2010, Patricia Trish Bannister was in a coma. When the longtime Dunnellon hairdresser awoke, she spent weeks in a hospital. After her release, the road to recovery has been challenging, both physically and financially. Now Bannisters family is asking for the communitys assistance once again. Unable to continue her career as a hairdresser because of the pain in her hands and lack of dexterity to prevent it, she had to quit the one profession she loved the most. In November 2011, the 52-yearold Bannister, whos been on dialysis three times a week since December 2010, decided to seek a kidney transplant. However, to even be considered for a transplant, the website transplantfortrish.com stated she needs to have at least $5,000 in the bank to cover the cost of the anti-rejection drugs, which she will need to take the rest of her life. Without this, the website stated, we cannot proceed with the operation; a healthy kidney cannot be given to a recipient who cannot afford the drugs necessary to make the transplant a success. Thus far, fundraising efforts have helped amass close to $500, but theres still a long way to go. Currently, Karen Jones, one of Bannisters cousins, said family and friends will participate in the First Saturday Market in Historic Downtown Dunnellon, selling a variety of items. A lot of friends and families have donated various things to help us out, Jones said. Well sell whatever other types of things we can, such as drinks and snacks. Well probably be doing this for the next three or four months. (The $5,000) is a good size chunk of money. Trish said it might as well be $5 million, but if the community gets behind her and is able to help her, that would be fantastic. This is going to be an expense for the rest of her life. We figured wed garner the support of the community. Jones said as the family progresses with fundraising, they hope to offer raffles, fishing tournaments and other events. Thats what were hoping to American Legion plans Memorial Day Observance JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ATTORNEY page 3 Riverland News file photoPatricia Trish Sammons Bannister gives Debbie Wright a hug Saturday afternoon at Blue Gator. In 2001, Bannister decided to pursue a kidney transplant. However, to even be considered for a transplant, the website transplantfortrish.com stated she needs to have at least $5,000 in the bank to cover the cost of the anti-rejection drugs, which she will need to take the rest of her life. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TRISH page 5 Post 58 event to kick off at 11 a.m. Monday LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News See MINE page 17 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LEGION page 2 Lynn Black, a Rainbow Springs resident, has been told his threats to businesses needs to cease.File photo

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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 violent 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 on East Pennsylvania Avenue.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 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bellsouth.net.Boys and Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Water Authority Board selects new directorLECANTO The Board of Directors for Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties concluded a series of interviews for its new executive director with the selection of Richard Owen, formerly with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Owen will replace Jack Sullivan, who is retiring later this year after managing the Authority for the past 30 years. A negotiated contract for Owen's services will be presented at the next Board of Directors meeting for its approval. The Authority's next Board of Directors meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. June 20, in the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 Sovereign Path, Lecanto.RSGC to meet today at Legion HallThe Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Debe Johns will be the guest speaker and present a program about Herb Gardening. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the door prize drawings. Annual membership September through May is $10; guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. This will be the last meeting of the garden club until September. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680.Greater Ocala High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club No. 665 will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Elks Club at 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. This will be the last meeting until September. Carol Borden from Guardian Angels will be the guest speaker, accompanied by Mike Paither and his wife Kay, and their star dog, Honey. Mike is a disabled veteran confined to a wheelchair. A buffet lunch is available for $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Bob Brady at 352854-9612. 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 465-0702.2 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Young Marines and the Dunnellon High School Junior ROTC. Carolyn J. Cairns will lead those in attendance in the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The Post 58 Ladies Auxiliary, after the invocation, will lead a ceremony honoring those who are listed as Missing in Action/Prisoners of War while Post Chaplain Eugene Thomas will recognize those whove died in the past year. John Sharkey from the Dunnellon Historic Society will read That Ragged Old Flag while Cairns will sing God Bless America. Kathy Garlock will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, followed by Eric Persons playing taps. A picnic lunch will be provided, free of charge, for those in attendance. Come and enjoy the bagpipes and soloists at this years service in commemoration of those brave souls that gave their all so we could be free, Strobl said. United Way Day of Action event focuses on literacy OCALA United Way of Marion County will host the fifth annual Day of Action Thursday, June 21, and encourages workplaces and organizations to assemble literacy kits as part of United Ways focus on early grade reading. A literacy kit is comprised of a book and a collection of related objects, games, or other activities to make reading interactive and enjoyable for young children. Kits can be assembled at the workplace or during an organizational meeting to fit everyones schedule. Kits come with templates and instructions and will be given to kindergarten children starting with the 2012-13 school year in conjunction with United Ways Early Literacy Grant Program. Last year, on Day of Action, United Way launched a three year goal to recruit 150 readers, tutors and mentors to help improve the academic success of young people in Marion County, said Maureen Quinlan, president of United Way of Marion County. To build on this effort, the years Day of Action will continue to highlight United Ways work in education and more specifically this call to action. United Way Day of Action is an opportunity for United Way communities to show what it means to Life United, June 21 the longest day of the year, with more daylight hours than any other presents an annual opportunity for the United Way system to declare its intention to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways by mobilizing thousands of people around a common goal: advancing the common good. For more information, contact Chris Cotter at 732-9696 or ccotter@uwmc.org. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMUNITY EVENTS LEGIONcontinued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Fred Ward, left, presents the American Legion Post 58 with a proclamation for Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 28. Accepting the proclamation from Post 58 are Commander John Taylor, center, and Vice Commander Bob Schmidt as well as members of the Posts Color Guard. 000BE04 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000BJ3Q 11352 N. 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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. 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.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 465-4864.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.cfmaster choir.com if they want to continue doing business with that establishment. We will also picket locations as necessary. However, in a letter sent to Black, dated April 24, from City Attorney James A. Fowler, he told Black obtaining such information is against the law. It has been reported that you have contacted business owners and homeowners, within Dunnellons Greenlight Communications franchise area and advised them that if they subscribe to Greenlight Communications, their businesses would be boycotted and their names would be circulated amongst those individuals unhappy with Dunnellon, thus subjecting them to possible harassment, Fowler wrote. Allegedly, you told them that either you or the people you work with are able to obtain a customer list of Greenlight Communications users. Additionaly (sic), new information has come to light concerning possible placement of inserts into the Riverland and Village newspapers with regard to a possible boycott of Dunnellon businesses who subscribe to Greenlight services. Your boycott plans seemingly rely on obtaining customer lists from Greenlight Communications. Based on those customer lists, you indicate that by hitting the send button on your computer, you will be able to notify everyone in Rainbow Springs as to which businesses are Greenlight Communications customers. Fowler wrote doing so would be impossible. If this information is true and you have made these statements you are misinformed with regard to your ability to obtain customer lists from Greenlight Utilities, he wrote. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of subscribers are confidential and exempt pursuant to F.S. Section 119.07 (3) (r). In the letter, Fowler told Black doing so is a seconddegree misdemeanor under F.S. 364.24 for disclosing any customer account information. This means that any business owners or homeowners who have become customers of Greenlight Communications may rely on total confidentiality with regard to their customer account information, Fowler wrote. Greenlight Communications is a lawfully licensed and franchised telecommunications company doing business in its franchise area complying with all of the provisions of Florida Statutes. The Florida Constitution and the city of Dunnellon Charter grants home rule powers to the city allowing the city to run a lawful business. Please be aware that if an individual or business entity interferes with the Citys rights under its franchise to pursue customers and to sell its services that interference may be both unlawful and actionable. Black in his insert told businesses he asked the city to sit down and discuss the issue of a 25 percent surcharge in February after officials were presented with more than 1,000 signatures from the residents of Rainbow Springs. They didnt even care enough about you the merchants, to even respond to our request, Black also wrote. Fowler said thats not true and misleading. The city has also been made aware that in the previously mentioned inserts, it is stated that a request was made to meet with the city in February and that the request was refused, Fowler wrote. That is not correct. There was no request to meet with the city. A demand letter was received on Feb. 6, 2012, stating that the decision to charge a 25 percent surcharge must be corrected by Feb. 10, 2012, or other boycott related actions will ensue. After review of the insert material, it is my belief that you are being used and have been misinformed or deliberately mislead, Fowler wrote. Hopefully, the facts that have been reported to the city concerning your actions were incorrect, Fowler added. And if not, that such conduct will immediately cease. If so, then this letter will be the end of this matter other than to ensure that you are timely and fully informed. Fowler closed the letter by stating if Black or your associates wish to meet with him, do not hesitate to call. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 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 City officials present proclamations, student commendation Mayor Fred Ward presents a proclamation for Armed Forces Day to Suzanne McGuire, center, and Army Staff Sgt. Renae Williams at the May 14 City Council meeting. Armed Forces Day was Saturday, May 19. Public Utilities Director Eddie Esch, left, presents city employees Reggie Tomaine and Lamar Odom a proclamation for National Public Works Week, which is May 20 through May 26. Mayor Fred Ward, right, presents Grace Kolack, a senior at Dunnellon High School, with a student commendation during the May 14 City Council meeting. Kolack will attend The Citadel in the fall on a full, four-year scholarship. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News ATTORNEY continued from page 1 000BJ48 Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. 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River views Boycott of businesses that use Greenlight absurdAs a Rainbow Springs Resident, I must take issue with my neighbor, Lynn Black. He states a majority of our residents will boycott stores that use Greenlight. I dont know where he gets his numbers from, as I have seen no polling on the subject, but I, and all the people I have spoken with, disagree. The downtown stores are not at fault in the Councils crooked behavior, and Im sure many are having hard times in this economy already. If there are people willing to drive to Ocala to buy a few nuts and bolts, instead of going to the local hardware store, or to have blood taken, buy flower arrangements or grocery shop, etc., it is your right to do so, but it seems to me you are cutting off your nose to spite your own face and paying for the privilege. Doing this lowers us to the level of the City Council in my humble opinion. I do, however, appreciate Mr. Black pointing out the vast discrepancies in water rates compared with other towns in Marion County, which should anger us all, including Dunnellon city residents. In regards to the higher water pressure, which I havent noticed, a plumber should be able to install a pressure reducing valve on the house water, and combine two watering zones into one, which is a very simple thing to do in the controller in your garage. Sincerely,Stuart Bollen Rainbow SpringsResidents must remain united against cityThe Riverland News has taken a little heat from letter writers from Rainbow Springs after publishing an editorial that attempted to strike a neutral pose in the Dunnellon water controversy. The piece had noted Rainbow Springs residents have injected themselves into the affairs of the city of Dunnellon in past years. While this may be true, nothing that residents have done individually or collectively can be compared to the city governments stealth acquisition of the RS utility system and the imposition of confiscatory utility rates. Many homeowners have had wells drilled as a means of avoiding outrageous monthly bills. Still, many homeowners cannot afford this one-time cost of thousands of dollars. In other cases, where renters occupy houses the situation exists where the renters cannot afford to irrigate the lawns, while the landlords cant or wont invest the money to have a well drilled. With the intense heat of summer arriving, many properties in the commuNot quite a Griswold family vacation Dark Shadows are upon us Well the reviews about the new Dark Shadows movie have been quite diverse. From people that love it and are going back two and three times, to the skeptics that say it doesnt live up to the legend. Two things that bring a smile to my face are memories of the late 1960s TV show and Johnny Depp, so when I found out they were going to be merged as one I was pleasantly surprised. My brothers and I were obsessed with Dark Shadows back in the day. We would rush home from school so we could watch it. I honestly dont think we ever missed an episode and we would even watch the reruns. Back then there were no DVDs, VCRs or TiVO so if you wanted to watch it you had to be there. On Fridays, there was always a cheesy ending with the overly dramatic music playing in the background. Wed spend hours with our friends talking about each episode and how great it was. I remember the entire neighborhood was into the show, not just us. Looking back now, you can see that the show was so cheaply made and quite humorous. So often you would spot the microphone over the actors head or the camera man scurrying away in the background, but we loved it. We even joined the Dark Shadows fan club. Some people are upset that they made the movie a comedy, but I believe the series was always a comedy. We just didnt know it at the time and thought nothing of the flubbed lines and technical difficulties. The characters had the most interesting names too: Barnabas, Quentin, Angelique, Willie Loomis, Charles Delaware Tate, Reverend Trask, The Caretaker, just to name a few. It was hard not to get drawn into the nail-biting drama every week. Believe it or not Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas, was considered a sex symbol at the time. So it was not far fetched to choose Johnny Depp for the role since hes this generations sex symbol. Frid died shortly after filming a brief cameo for the movie. People say the idea of his beloved vampire show being made into a comedy killed him. I think he had to be pleased that so many people still care. He was such a phenomenon when we were kids. Everybody wanted to dress up as Barnabas for Halloween. You could probably compare it to the Twilight series today, but instead of Edward or Jacob, we had Barnabas or Quentin. We even took it one step further. We would actually write a script of the show and act it out in the basement or the back yard if the weather permitted. There was this kid in the neighborhood named David, who turned out weirder than Barnabas Collins, and he along with my older brother would write a Dark Shadows script every week. Then we would all be given parts, I would be Angelique, and we would act out the scenes just as if we were honest-to-God actors. Of course, my older brother was always Barnabas. I think Ive mentioned before that he likes being the ringleader. So when we werent in the house watching Dark Shadows, we were 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 24, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL TIME TO SMILE What year is it? I am pretty sure it is 2012. The Marion County Library Department thinks it is 1950. As far as I know, I havent stepped into a blue Tardis a time traveling machine shaped like a London phone booth. I know some people would love to go back to the 1950s where everyone knew their place. No matter how much you pray about it, its not going to happen. The cat is out of the bag, the chicken flew the coop and the dog is off the leash. Censorship in 2012? Who would have thunk it? Julie Sieg, head librarian for Marion County, has banned the book Shades of Gray by E.L. James. In her words the book is soft porn and the library does not collect porn. In full disclosure, I have to admit I have not read the book. Turn on any chat show and you get the gist of what the book is about a young woman, an older man and S&M. I find it amazing that the trilogy by Stig Larsen is OK to read, but not a book by a woman writer whose character enjoys S&M sex. If you have ever read any of Stieg Larssons books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc. you would find his characters treatment of women appalling. Every male character in the book thinks all women are sluts. After reading the trilogy, I had to ask do all Swedish men think this way? The women are raped, tortured and killed in graphic horror. I guess the head librarian thinks it is OK for a woman to be whipped and beaten as long as she doesnt enjoy it and it is done against her will. I had to skip several pages because it was too disgusting. As I have mentioned before I am a fan of history, I delve into fiction once in awhile. I just finished reading Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda. I took it out at our local Dunnellon branch. It is the true story of a man who tried to shape Middle East policy for Britain. After I tackle a large biography like that I will break it up by reading a mystery or some other piece of fiction. Unfortunately, I wont be able to read Shades of Gray thanks to Ms. Sieg. Ironically, Lawrence of Arabia was into S&M. The book goes into graphic detail of his adventures in the Middle East and the bedroom. I guess Ms. Sieg didnt get a chance to read that book yet. As an adult, I have the right to read what I want. Sure, I understand keeping it out of the hands of children. Keeping it out of the hands of an adult is puritanical. I think the modern library is the last bastion of free thinking. If you know how to read it is the ultimate equalizer. Where else can you learn about every inch of this planet and do it for free? Reading is a pleasure every human being should enjoy. Pick any subject This might need a warning label As youre reading this, sipping your coffee, tea or, perhaps if youre brave enough, Bloody Mary, Ill be sitting poolside working on my first pot of coffee. Ill probably need it, too. Today marks the second day of vacation. After all, its been a year since my last full-fledged vacation. And once again, the Bryan clan is gathering outside of Orlando. Laughing, cracking jokes and letting the sarcasm flow like the cold ones we cracked open as we grilled dinner the first night in town. The folks flew in from the Land of Oz, with my sister and nephew in tow. My brother made the trek down a night early, picking up one of my moms adopted kids who flew in to spend a few days in town. One of my mothers other adopted children will join us, too, and add my family to the mix, weve got a packed house. For those wondering how you get 12 people into one spot for a week and not kill each other its a simple solution. Rent a big vacation home, pack ear plugs and ice down the beverages. It might not hurt if someone remembered to bring a few sedatives, too. OK, so certainly a Bryan family vacation isnt quite as lavish, or extravagant, as a Griswold family vacation. We make the most of what we have and we certainly have a blast doing it. Growing up, we didnt do lavish. First, we most certainly couldnt afford it. Secondly, there was no way my father was getting my mom on an airplane. That changed almost 12 years ago when I packed up the four-door Dodge Neon and moved to the South, where driving on the highways is like being in a NASCAR race, the tea is sweet, you ask for soda, not pop, and grits is a staple of all breakfasts. I still havent adjusted to the whole grits thing, still not sure what a grit is. What I do know about grits is that no self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits. Thanks to Hollywood for teaching me that valuable lesson years before relocating. Needless to say, its been a year since we have all seen each other. Young children make traveling long distances a challenge; plus my mother loves the opportunity to leave Kansas behind for a brief period of time. It was a few years ago we learned the best way to travel was vacation homes; forget the hassle of hotel rooms. We have all the amenities we need at the house: room for everyone, a swimming pool and a grill. (Theres vacant land nearby to dump the dead bodies, too). Cooking on vacation and a bit of housework might not sound fun, but with so many people pitching in and my brother and I manning the grill, whats not to love. Plus, we have become pretty proficient at grilling. Perhaps its the one slice of manhood DNA my father passed along. (I would have appreciated the ability to use tools, but that wasnt apparently in the genes.) Last year, we packed a lot of activities into a short time frame; theme parks, a day trip to the west coast so my mom could actually see a real Florida beach. Lets face it folks, Fort Island Gulf Beach, not so much of a fun in the sun destination. We found time to relax poolside, spending as much time in the drink as possible with the boys. Jackson has already indicated he wants to fly like Superman through the air with the help of Uncle Dave, just not as high as last year. Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan See OTHER GUY page 5 Audrey Beem See JERSEY GIRL page 5 See SMILE page 5 See LETTERS page 5

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do, Jones said of other fundraisers. Weve been told by several people, theyll work with us to set up the arrangements and raffles and things like that. If we could get more people aware of them as they come up, it would be wonderful. Currently, Bannister, with help from local doctors, hospitals and the American Kidney Foundation, has been proceeding with the numerous tests and procedures that lead up to being added to the transplant list, the website stated. In addition to that news, she recently found out that her husband, Sam, is a match. He, too, is now beginning rounds of tests necessary to determine if he is a viable candidate to offer a kidney. Shes doing well, she has a long road of testing and procedures, but shes taking it day by day, Jones said. One of the things about such a long process like this is, it zaps your energy, but shes got one of the best spirits I know of. Its amazing how upbeat she is and thankful to be alive. 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This years vacation will be more low-key, as we are leaving the calendar a little more wide open. Sure we are hitting up the theme parks; the boys will get to see some of their favorite super heroes at Islands of Adventure, check out the dinosaur cave as they have dubbed it and make a visit to Dr. Suess Landing. Im sure when all is said and done at the theme parks, countless hours in the pool, late nights of sharing childhood stories, Ill need another vacation. Thats how it always goes, isnt it? However, therell be work to do when I get back, so Ill see you soon. OTHER GUYcontinued from page 4 outside acting out the parts. Some of the scenes were taken from the show, but some were all original. How cool was that? We could have sold our scripts to Fox and become millionaires. Will I go and see the new movie in the theatre? No, we are saving that for when the whole family is together in July. We will rent the DVD and enjoy it then. Dark Shadows has always been something I shared with my two brothers, so I think we should keep it that way. Besides I will need them sitting on either side of me just in case. JERSEY GIRLcontinued from page 4 and the library will have a book about it unless its a book about a woman enjoying sex. To me, the library is Americas symbol of freedom. Forget the Statue of Liberty. The library allows you to grow at your own pace. You never stop learning when it comes to the library. The more you know the smarter you become. The library is the key to our greatest right, free thinking. When we take away the right to read what we want, we chip away at the right to free thinking. Other than traffic and penal laws we must all follow, no one can tell you what to think. On an aside note, I wanted to tell you I will be participating in a 5K June 2 in Ocala. It is for PACE, an organization that helps young girls to stay on the right path. If you want to participate or read up on the details check out www.active.com. You can do that on the computers at our local library. The race is on. Are you up for the challenge? I want to invite all the local runners and walkers to come and try to whip my butt. Ssh, dont tell the head librarian I said that, she might take it the wrong way! SMILEcontinued from page 4 nity will be showing the effects. Those who have had wells drilled may believe they have alleviated their monthly budget problems, but we must not forget that annual increases Dunnellon has built into the plan will boost water and sewer rates every year. Between the rate increases themselves and the phase-out of the discount, residents will see cost growth of about 12 percent per year for the next five years. These increases are every bit as outrageous as the imposition of the first pay structure at the beginning of this year. The city managers promise to revisit the rate increases each year is absolutely bogus for two reasons. Not only have the city officials repeatedly demonstrated a lack of credibility, but the dire circumstances of Dunnellons finances would prevent them from easing up on rates even if they wanted to, as that would hasten their almost inevitable bankruptcy. Rainbow Springs residents will not let this injustice blow over. We must be united in pursuing legal action. This is about principles, but it is also still about the financial burdens on residents.Ted Apple Rainbow SpringsMemorial golf tournament a huge successThe Dunnellon High School Football Booster Club and Coach Frank Beasley are proud to announce that the eighth annual Phil Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament on April 28 at Juliette Falls Golf Course was another great success. Thank you to all the golfers for coming out and to all the sponsors for their generous support. The money raised will go toward the Tiger Football Program. We would like to thank everyone at Juliette Falls for the organization and help provided. We would like to thank the team sponsors and merchants who donated prizes: Alecs Collision Center, Badcock & More, Blue Run Bicycles, Boise Building Materials, Brannen Bank in Dunnellon, Central Florida Insurance, Community Builders, Deneau Family In Memory of Aaron, DeWitt Sprinklers, DHS Football Boosters, Dunnellon Jewelry & Pawn, Fastening Specialists, The Hagar Group Insurance & Investment, Insurance Centre of Dunnellon, Nichols Lumber & Supply Co., Oliver & Company P.A. CPAs, Orgill Inc. Hardware, ProPay, South Side Automotive, StorRidge, Sunniland Corporation and Todd Craig Morgan Stanley. Also, special thank yous to Dunnellon Jewelry & Pawn, which offered two diamond rings as hole-in-one prizes on two par 3s; all the coaches and alumni who have been coming back and supporting the program; David Lewis and Deana Miley for all the help they give; and, especially, all the golfers who won money and donated it back to the Football Program. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who contributed their time and enthusiasm to make the tournament run smoothly. Thanks again to all for your generous support,The Nichols Family LETTERScontinued from page 4

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS 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.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. District achievement Have you ever wondered how much time and work goes into volunteering at a school? If you answered yes, there are two people that can tell you. Danielle Prinz, a junior at Dunnellon High School, was presented May 8 with the Outstanding District Schoolwide Youth Volunteer of the Year Award at the Marion County Public School Board meeting. Prinz established the Tiger to Cub program as part of her Queen of the Rainbow platform. This program includes more than 20 students from Dunnellon High School who volunteer before school to mentor fourth-grade students. A lot of time and effort went into starting this program, Prinz said. As much as I wanted to start it, it was a very intimidating process. Speaking to all the right people and constructing the club guidelines was quite a daunting process. Looking back now, it was all with it. However, Prinz said, shes not through yet. The junior plans to intertwine the club with National Honors Society. She recently ran for president of NHS. So I would really like to focus both on affecting the community involvement of the TTC program as well as NHS, she explained. Next year, I hope to have 40 or more members and before the year is over I intend on advertising the program more throughout the high school. This club is great for the upcoming seniors who need service hours and would like to make an impact, as well as incoming freshman. Nothing is more satisfying than sacrificing time to help others in the community. This club is beneficial for every student at DHS as well as those affected at DES and I can only hope that this program stays intact even after I leave. The mentors not only focus on helping the kids improve their academics, but they also serve as their friend. Prinz teamed up with her older sister, Denise Prinz-Fields a fourth-grade teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, to work on launching this program. DES students have received the benefit of Danielles hard work, said Helyn Hollenbeck, volunteer coordinator at Dunnellon Elementary School. It is so enlightening to see youth in our society have a vision and bring it to life. Danielle is an inspiration and role model to our students and community. We look forward to seeing the Tiger to Cub mentoring program continue to grow and touch many more lives in our community. Sally Ann White was the recipient of the Outstanding District Classroom Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. White volunteers at Dunnellon Elementary School in Mrs. Aldens second-grade class. She uses her artistic abilities in Mrs. Fieldings art classes and is a supporter of the Dunnellon 4-H club under the direction of Mrs. Lou Hartigan. White has two children that attend Dunnellon Elementary School. DES is fortunate to have Mrs. White as a volunteer on our campus, Hollenbeck said. She is always available and willing to lend a hand in any capacity. She truly cares about our students. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Dunnellon Elementary School, contact Hollenbeck at 352-4656710. Photos Special to the Riverland NewsDanielle Prinz, left, a junior at Dunnellon High School, was presented May 8 with the Outstanding District Schoolwide Youth Volunteer of the Year Award and Sally Ann White was the recipient of the Outstanding District Classroom Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. Prinz, White earn district volunteer awards for DES McLean Foundation brings planetarium to Romeo A grant from the Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music (HIM) brought the StarLab Planetarium May 15 to Romeo Elementary School. The Planetarium, from the Discovery Center in Ocala, brings a unique opportunity to study astronomy by bringing the night sky into the classroom. Groups experience an exclusive, highly involved and interactive tour of the night sky. Thirty students at a time enter the StarLab for a 30-minute session. Each presentation feeds inquisitive minds information about the stars including how they are formed, how to observe and interpret differences in the appearance of stars, how to find constellations and discover how ancient cultures have explained astronomical phenomena. The Discovery Center has prepared curriculum-based lectures that meet Florida science stanElementary school food drives for Annie W. Johnson Center Special to the Riverland NewsThe Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center hosted food drives at Dunnellon Elementary School, left, and Romeo Elementary School between April 9 and April 30. Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Service Center thanks both schools for its participation with the agencys 2012 annual Food Drive. Romeo collected a total of 987 pounds and Dunnellon collected 931 pounds. A grant from the Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music (HIM) brought the StarLab Planetarium to Romeo Elementary School. From left, are: Margaret Longhill, Will McLean Foundation Board member; Kathy Hultman, principal, Romeo Elementary; and Nikki Connors, Will McLean Foundation Board member. Special to the Riverland News Middle School band to perform The Dunnellon community is invited to attend the free Dunnellon Middle School Spring Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the DMS Auditorium. We will have performances by the Beginning Band, Advanced Band, Chorus and our piano students. Our very talented young musicians will proudly show off their musical talents under the direction of Band Director Mr. John Leschak. We hope you join us as we welcome summer with music. Today is the last day of our DMS Book Fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents are invited to sign-in at Building No. 1 and then visit the Book Fair and check-out all the great summertime reading selections for your child. This is a perfect Be There opportunity to join the celebration of reading that provides families to get involved in the universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. The DMS Book Fair has a wonderful selection of fun, engaging and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to select their own books will motivate them to read more. And, like any skill, the more kids practice the better they will get. With reading in mind, we would like to let you know about the Dunnellon Middle School Summer Reading Program. Read for the World Record an interactive, web-based challenge inviting kids to join a global team to help set a new summer reading world record for most minutes read. Students simply join Jane Ashman DMS Principal See ASHMAN page 7 CAITLYN DUNNING For the Riverland News See MCLEAN page 7 Special to the Riverland News

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dards for firstthrough fifth-grade levels. Students make observations of the natural world and process the information using the five senses. They recognize that learning can come from careful observation of stars, including the sun, of galaxies, of gravitational forces and much more. The Will McLean Foundation, based in Dunnellon, may be reached at www.will mclean.com, or at 352465-2167. the school team, choose their own books to read and then log their reading minutes online (or with a paper/pencil log). All minutes will add to the global challenge, but the top 20 schools will be listed in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records. The goal for our school is 1 million minutes read. A school in Brooksville was No. 1 last year and a school in Inverness was in the top 20, so we can totally do this. DMS students can Read for the World Record from now through Aug. 31. Mrs. Anderson, our DMS Media Specialist, has invited our Language Arts teachers and their classes to the Media Center and has explained the project and how to record their reading minutes. Students who log their minutes online or via a paper reading log by Aug. 31 and have logged at least 1,800 minutes will be entered into a drawing for prize baskets. This is a great opportunity to encourage our students to read during the summer. Studies have shown that kids who read over the summer maintain the reading skills developed during the school year. We ask our parents to make reading a big part of your familys summer fun! Friday, May 25, and Monday, May 28, DMS and all Marion County Schools will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, a holiday set aside to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. On Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, our Teacher Class Academic Awards will be distributed to students who have demonstrated the highest achievement and the most improvement in their individual classrooms. This is an opportunity for our teachers to say thank you to their students and how much they appreciate their hard work and dedication to their education. Mrs. Marcums Health Occupations classes will simulate a mock disaster Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, as this semesters Health Occupation students practice their first-aid skills learned in class. The mock disaster is an explosion where student victims will suffer lacerations, first-, second, and third-degree burns, cuts and fractures. Student health responders will demonstrate their first-aid skills learned in Health Occupations as they treat their student victims in a temporary triage area. All Health Occupation students will take a turn as either a first responder or victim throughout the disaster practice. It is suggested students wear old clothes for the day of their participation in the mock disaster. Dunnellon Middle School Materials/Inventory Return Schedule: Thursday, May 24 Return Home copy of Math and Science to DMS. Tuesday, May 29 Return all remaining Home Copies of books. Wednesday, May 30 All Band Instruments need to be returned. Thursday, May 31 All Dunnellon Middle School materials should be returned. Thank you for your assistance with inventory control. As we wind down the school year, we need to remind students the CEOCE (Common End of Course Exams Multiple Choice Portion) will begin Friday, June 1, and continue till the end of school Wednesday, June 6. These exams are an important part of your childs final grade. Parents, please ensure your child is in school for the final exams. The final three days of school, June 4 to 6, will be early release days. School will dismiss at 1:40 p.m. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 7 RES winding down with year-end celebrations Romeo Elementary School has been busy with Career Day, Green Day and Field Day, and now we are moving to the end of the year. Final end of the year testing was completed recently, and we are moving forward to June 6, which is the last day of school for students. June 1 will be our first fifthgrade dance from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. This event was organized so that fifth-grade students can socialize as they prepare to move on to middle school. PTO is providing refreshments, and a deejay and karaoke time will be provided. Graduations begin May 30 with fifth-graders graduating from the DARE program, under the direction of Deputy Blair. This program has been a part of the fifth-grade curriculum for many years, and it teaches students to avoid drugs of any kind. Graduation begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., so please plan to arrive early enough to get signed in before the program begins. May 25 and May 28 are school holidays with no school for teachers or students. All Marion County Public Schools and offices will be closed for this holiday. MCLEAN continued from page 6 Kathy Hultman Romeo Principal Special to the Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle Schools outgoing FFA President Sierra Helton congratulates the 2012-2013 President Will Sweat. The new FFA officers were announced at the chapters annual awards banquet. Other 2012-13 officers are Taylor Turner, vice president; Alexis James, secretary; Hannah Chung, treasurer; Lindsay Reddick, reporter; and Jamielyn Harris, sentinel. 000BJ3W Trinity Trinity Trinity Villas Villas Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. 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ABOVE: Juan Lopez, left, and Jamie Lo Bianco grab marbles out of a pool full of water and place them on Frisbees with their toes during another activity. Nera Sweeney, background, watches over the children during the exercise. FAR RIGHT: Romeo student Ang ela Jaimes screams as shes soaked with water during a Field Day event. RIGHT: First-graders Ka yne Dietz, left, and DeMarcus Williams hold onto a rope tightly during a tug-o-war match. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School kindergarteners participate in a tug-o-war during the schools recent Field Day. The students are in Rikki Richardsons kindergarten class. Students rotated through stations that offer the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical Education teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager put the event together. LEFT: Chase Letien, a first-grader in Mrs. Collins-Martins class, gives a thumbs up during a water drill activity. RIGHT: Students, from left, Candace Soutar, Kaylin McCormic k, Madison Clark, Erika Slaughter and Constance Downs, celebrate a victory in a tug-o-war contest. Pioneer Field DayRomeo Elementary School students, in grades kindergarten through fifth, sweated and soaked their way through the schools annual Field Day on Friday, May 11. Students in grades K-2 participated in the early morning, with the pupils in grades 3 through 5 doing the later morning and early afternoon session. Students rotated through stations that offered the opportunity for them to compete and have fun in the process. Physical Education teachers Beth Richardson and Ray Seager put the event together.

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 9 ABOVE: Greg Thompson, host of the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival, opens the show with a few jokes before introducting the first presenters of the night. Thompson is an award-winning 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. RIGHT: Dunnellon Middle Schools Jeni Walker, a sixthgrader, lets out a cheer as presenters announce Dunnellon Middle Schol as the Best of Show winners in the middle school division. BELOW: Presenters Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, left, and Kathy Dugan take the stage to present the first award of the night. Dugan, a deejay with K-Country 93.7 FM, is a 1990 Dunnellon High School graduate. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Middle School Televison Production students pose with their awards after the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards Show. Overall, Dunnellon Middle School students captured 21 awards, including top honors in Best of Show, in 12 categories. A year ago, DMS students brought home 22 awards on a night when members of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars fans who dress the part made an appearance on the Red Carpet. In addition to a victory in the top category, DMS brought home six additional first-place trophies, five runner-up accolades and seven third-place awards. DMS swept the Book Trailer category and in six other divisions brought home two top three finishes. The red carpet, the cameras and the glitz was a part of the 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards Show, the equivilant of the Oscars for Marion County students. The show, held at West Port High Schools Performing Arts Center, is underwritten with community donations and organized by local educators, showcases the quality work created by television production students throughout Marion County Public Schools. ABOVE: Shelby Webb, left, and Jamie Kulik, both eighth-graders, pose for a picture on the Red Carpet with a Stormtrooper from the 501st Legion prior to the start of the 11th annual Marion County Media Festival Awards. LEFT: Johnathan Cristello, Travis Colston and Samuel Torres give their teacher, Beth Wood, a big hug after it was announced their video, Premonition, won Best of Show in the middle school division. 11th annual Marion County Student Media Festival Awards

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RIVERLANDSPORTS 10 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending May 12: Suncoast Senior NoTap: Handicap: Jack Trafalski 324, 752; John Mariani 306; Reda Portnoy 254, 318; June Williams 284. Scratch: Jerry Ness 298, 772; John Mariani 288; Richard Fendenheim 705; Reda Portnoy 254, 558; Diana Steuterman 206, 560. Late Starters: Handicap: John Marcucci 241, 550; Frank Reesby 232, 621; Bunny Jackson 247; Debbe Chung 238, 665; Betty Chapman 633. Scratch: John Marcucci 221, 550; Frank Reesby 232, 621; Bunny Jackson 198; Marilyn Seymour 187, 490; Debbe Chung 494. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jim Jermann 280; Frank Papa 277, 751; Stoney Sinckler 277; Judy Hindbaugh 268, 700; Pat Combs 267; Ellen Bowman 701. Scratch: Murphy Combs 206, 564; Frank Papa 201, 525; Judy Hindbaugh 200, 496; Pat Combs 190; Ellen Bowman 491. Bowlers of the Week: Debbe Chung, 86 pins over her average, and Frank Papa, 91 pins over his average. League scores for the week ending April 29: Monday Night Special: Handicap: Mark Smith 296,791; Sean Fugere 284; Mike Dudziak 732; Dorine Fugere 271,703; Judy Timmons 264,694. Scratch: Mark Smith 290,773; Sean Fugere 279,706; Dorine Fugere 252,646; Judy Timmons 223,571. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Murphy Combs 252; Rick Lewis 243; Marty Suehowicz 243; Jerry Ness 681; Ben Wall 634; Barb Steffen 244,689; Helen Simonson 242; Sharon Hoagland 642. Scratch: Murphy Combs 233,547; Jerry Ness 226,654; Barb Steffen 195,542; Pat Tutewohl 150; Pat Combs 422. Ladies Classic: Handicap: Myla Wexler 265,719; Rose Damico 246; Diana Plevell 678. Scratch: Myla Wexler 212,560; Diana Plevell 168,465. Late Starters: Handicap: Shorty Williams 247,662; Rich Vehrs 245,658; Kathy Hession 244,653; Debbe Chung 241,610. Scratch: Skip George 223; Rich Vehrs 211,556; Ted Rafanan 581; Kathy Hession 203,530; Debbe Chung 184; Marilyn Seymour 459. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: K E Conrad 290; Ives Chavez 289; Larry James Nevels 779; Richie Adams 759. Scratch: Sam Bass 256,715; Wes Foley 256; K E Conrad 247; Jim Randle 247; Marc Grasso 659. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Jim Jermann 283; Murphy Combs 281; Bob Chester 737; Bill Sullivan 723; Phyllis Ternes 262,715; Ellen Bowman 251,728. Scratch: Murphy Combs 236,572; Jim Jermann 202; Chuck Hindbaugh 569; Judy Hindbaugh 181,484; Ellen Bowman 178,509. Parkview Owls: Handicap: George Munzing 286,786; Sam Bass 286; Ken Brown 284; Ted Rafanan 284; Wes Foley 767; Dorine Fugere 309,802; Darlene Arndt 303,807; Scratch: Sam Bass 268,708; Ted Rafanan 243; Wes Foley 656; Dorine Fugere 259,652; Darlene Arndt 225; Myla Wexler 598. Bowlers Of The Week: Barb Steffen, 89 pins over her average, and Larry James Nevels, 104 pins over his average. UF coach dismisses Fagans from team Kasey and Sami Fagan were prized recruits for Tim Walton and the University of Florida womens softball program. Now, the sisters, former star players for the Dunnellon High School softball program, wont be returning to the Lady Gators next fall, said Kevin Fagan, their father and high school coach, despite Waltons statement the dismissals were just for the remainder of the season, which officially ended Sunday when the Lady Gators were eliminated in NCAA Regional action with a loss to the University of South Florida. Kelly Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the softball team, said if they choose to pursue their softball careers at other schools, UF will give them releases. The loss ended Floridas bid of reaching the Womens College World Series for the fifth straight season. Walton declined to give specifics about the players dismissals. Columbia stifles new-look Tigers JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon quarterback Jordon Boley makes a pitch to running back JVon Sowell during first-quarter action of the Tigers Spring Classic Friday against Columiba High School at Ned Love Field. The Tigers lost, 33-7. Tigers new offense unable to find rhythm in spring game, fall to Columbia, 33-7 Success is never final, failure is never fatal. Its courage that counts. John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach The Dunnellon High School football program has its annual spring game Friday, May 18, at Ned Love Field, hosting Columbia High School. Unfortunately, for the Tigers, they lost 33-7. Columbia High School has one of the best high school offensive lineman, Tunsil Laremy, in the nation, according to ESPN. Several college coaches were at the game scouting players especially Laremy. According to Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, soon-to-be seniors Conner Wentz, who plays tight end, and Alex Stetz, an offensive lineman, were also being looked at. Dunnellon started the game off with a touchdown that ended up being called back due to an inadvertent whistle. Dunnellon failed to bring the ball down field, allowing Columbia to take over. On the Columibas first drive, the Tigers were flagged several times for penalties allowing Columiba to enter the red zone; however, it could not punch the bal in the end zone, settling for a field goal and 3-0 lead in the opening quarter. With the ball back in their hands, the Tigers tried to move it down field, but its drive as stalled at the at the 46-yard line before punting the ball to end the quarter. In the second quarter, Columbia quarterback junior Jayce Barber handed the ball off to junior Josh Reynolds, who was stopped on the spot by Gabe Saathoff. Players and coaches on the sidelines stated it was the best hit of the night. However, Dunnellon was called for a pair of offside penalties, allowing Columbia to move the ball down field, capping the drive when Barber ran up middle of the field for a touchdown iwht 8:18 remaining in the first half, giving Columbia a 10-0 lead. On Dunnellons next drive, quarterback Jordon Boley handed the ball off to junior JVon Swoll who ran up the left side gaining 7 yards. Boley then passed the ball to sophomore Ladarius Thomas, who gained 12 yards. As Dunnellon inched closer to goal line, Boleys ensuing pass was intercepted by Columbia freshman Ben They hugged, laughed and the remembered stories not told in years. For the alumni gathered Friday night at Ned Love Field, it was about sharing the war stories they remembered with fondness as generations of former Dunnellon High School football players gathered for Alumni Night at the Tigers Spring Game against Lake City Columbia High School. Of course, the most well-known Dunnellon High alumna Ernie Mills was present for the festivities. The 1986 graduate, who went onto a distinguished nine-year career as a receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. Mills was selected in the third round, 73rd pick overall, in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Steelers, who he played with for six seasons. During his time with Pittsburgh, Mills played two AFC Championship Games as well as Super Bowl XXX against the Cowboys, who went on to win 2717. His best NFL season came in 1995, when he caught 39 passes for 679 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the Steelers to the NFL title game. In that contest, Mills caught eight passes for 78 yards before tearing his ACL in the second half. Mills subsequently played for the Carolina Panthers in 1997 and the Cowboys in 1998 and 1999. He finished his career with 196 receptions for 2,934 yards Kevin Fagan: Girls will transfer to new program, other teams interested Kasey Fagan, left, and Sami Fagan will both transfer from UF to a program to be named later. See FAG ANS page 11 Mills, other DHS alum honored at half time JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon defenders Joey Lobsinger (56) and Gabe Saathoff bring down Columbias Ronald Timmons during first-quarter action at Ned Love FIeld. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsErnie Mills, right, chats with Terrance Brooks, a former DHS standout, who currently plays for Florida State University. AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News See T IGERS page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See MI LLS page 11

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JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsErnie Mills makes his way onto Ned Love Field during a half-time ceremony honoring former DHS football players. and 20 touchdowns. Mill said returning to the high school always bring back fond memories of watching the 1978 and 1979 state championship football teams and wanting to be a part of championship-caliber teams. Its great getting to see a lot of these guys, said Mills, who made the switch from defensive back to wide receiver during his collegiate career at the University of Florida. These are the guys I watched growing up, these are the guys I wanted to be like because they always put the team first. Mills said during his football career, no matter the level, he always put the team first, because his ultimate goal was to win championships. Its a key reason he made the switch in positions in college, he explained. I never played for the glory, he said. I played because I loved the game and I wanted to win. His career well behind him, Mills said to still be remembered in Dunnellon is still exciting. Its amazing for people to remember me, he said, sporting his AFC Championship ring. Mills, a wide receivers coach at Jacksonville University. A legend in town, he said if younger players sought him for advice, hed keep it simple. Take life one day at a time, he explained. Stay positive in all that you do. He said for those hoping to achieve the same level of success on the football field, he offered one simple solution. Work hard, he said. Youve got to work hard. Youve got to want it. I had to work hard, I went through a lot of trials and tribulations. When I made the switch from defensive back to wide receive, I had to work twice as hard.Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 11 000B5M6 Call Pete (352) 212-2851 for your Springtime Special Advertising Deals Is Your Business Is Your Business In Need Of Customers? 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FREE HEARING TEST SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 000BIKE Im handling that right now internally, he said, noting they were off the team for the remainder of the season. Asked if the dismissals are permanent, he said: As you go through the end of the season you've got to address everything where you're at, so as of right now they are off the team for the rest of the season. Kevin Fagan, a former defensive lineman for the University of Miami and San Francisco 49ers, said both Kasey and Sami have already garnered interest from the likes of UCLA and Arizona, perennial powerhouses in collegiate womans softball as well as several other programs. Walton, the Lady Gators skipper, dismissed Kasey and Sami as well as Cheyenne Coyle on Friday prior to the teams contest against Florida Gulf Coast University in NCAA Regional action. Kasey and Sami, named Florida Gatorade Softball Players of the Year in 2010 and 2011, had been regular starters as well as Coyle. Sami was the teams leading hitter and a member of the SEC All-Freshmen squad while Kasey had been a regular starter in left field for the Lady Gators. Its something that I handled and handled as well as I could and as well as I'm capable of handling, Walton said afterward in a post-game interview available online at www.gatorzone.com. I'd be crazy to say it didnt affect the team. A team is a team and you work hard from the beginning of the season. Any kind of departure of any person on this team not in that lineup or not on this field is a distraction, no question. Youth reels in big bass Kuykendall, who returend the ball 17 yards. Columbia then ran out the clock, taking a 10-0 lead into the half. As the second half began, Dunnellon came out with a whole new attitude. Our depth needs to develop a little more, Beasley said. But we had certain areas we played well in, like our defense. Columbia started with the ball in their hands as the clock began to count down. Unable to move the ball down the field the ball, Dunnellon took possession, but was unable to score. With the ball back in its hands, Columbias Barber was sacked by Dunnellon sophomore Keiwan Jones. However, Columbia bounced right back on the ensuing play when Barber pitched to freshman running back Lonnie Underwood, who ran up middle for a score and a 17-0 lead with and with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter. On its next possession, Boley was looking for an opening, unable to find one, he ran down the left side for 30 yards and first down. But on the next play, Boley dropped back looking for an open receiver only to be intercepted by junior Felix Woods, who returned the ball for a touchdown and a 24-0 Columbia lead with 5:30 remaining in the third period. Dunnellon could not move the ball on its next possession, as Columbia wasted little time finding the end zone again, taking a commanding 30-0 lead. The Tigers finally strung together a drive on their next possession as Boley completed a 35-yard touchdown pass and avoiding a shut out, 30-7. Dunnellon and Columbia both failed to bring in another touchdown, but Columbia did add a field goal, extending its lead to 33-7 and capping the scoring. We played good, but we had our moments where we had some bad plays, Beasley. We could always play better and by the fall season we will be strong and be ready to play. Special to the Riverland NewsThirteen-year-old Logan Townsend of Dunnellon, shows off this his 10pound bsss he caught April 29 while fishing the Withlacoochee River with his friend Jacob Johnson. MILLS continued from page 10 TIGERS continued from page 10 SPORTS BRIEF Golf course hosting Twlight League gamesRainbows End Golf Courses Tuesday Twilight League has begun. The points game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, running through October. Entry fee is $20 and includes fees, cart, closest to pin prize, year ending championship and three-place payout prizes. The event is open to all players. Show up by 5:15 p.m. and the pro shop will establish your points quota. Also, a side skins game is available. For more information or to sign-up, call 489-4566 to reserve a spot. The even is limited to the first 40 players. FAGANS continued from page 10

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Finally, someone has come up with a weight loss program I can sink my teeth into without guilt. And, I say its about time. I cant speak for anybody else, but Im fed up with diet programs that simply beat me to death. Im tired of starving myself under the pretense of dieting, and exercising my body to the brink of absolute exhaustion. Its about time someone looked on the lighter side of dieting. According to a study in Athens, Greece, scientists have found a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. You can be sure this gained my attention. Some American researchers found that 10 to 15 minutes of genuine giggling can burn off the number of calories found in a medium square of chocolate. These scientists discovered a way to measure how many calories people burn when they laugh. When I read this, I laughed for 39 minutes, allowing me to eat two medium squares of chocolate. At this rate, Ill be able to eat several pounds of chocolate a day. Now thats what I call a diet. According to their findings, the average person burns 20 percent more calories when laughing, compared to not laughing. If somebody laughs for 10 or 15 minutes a day they would burn up to 50 calories, depending on body size and the intensity of the laughter. This means if I laughed for 10 to 15 minutes a day, I would burn enough calories to lose 4-1/2 pounds in a year. Thats nothing to laugh at. This means in 50 years I would completely disappear from the face of the earth. Which poses a question; when a person loses weight, where does that weight go? Im not one to jump on the latest bandwagon but there is nothing funny about carrying around extra weight. For some its like having a monkey on their back, for me its more like a gorilla. Up to this point, my weight loss program has been a laughing matter. Little did I know my laughing was burning calories! My exercise program has been a real joke, which may have done me good and I didnt know it. To be honest, my regimen has not produced the results I desired. Just a few years ago, I exercised my right as an American citizen to vote for the president of my choice, which has been quite taxing on me, you can be sure. This kind of exercise takes more out of a person than realized at the time and must be good because I lost a great chunk of money in paying my taxes this year. Every day I exercise my right to remain silent when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is giving me a piece of her mind. Although I have not lost any weight with this exercise, I havent lost any arguments, either. Personally, I think its a good trade-off. Now, with this new information I shall change my whole approach to dieting. Instead of working hard, exercising every day and watching what I eat, I shall throw caution to the wind and laugh all day long. I shall laugh off all criticism with good humor. I shall roll in the aisles with uncontrollable mirth. My only concern is that I dont die laughing. For the observant person, like Yours Truly, each day provides plenty of things to laugh about. My only problem is to know exactly where to start. I could start laughing at my Beloved but Im sure I would lose something other than weight, so I dont want to go there, if you know what I mean. A good guffaw, Ive discovered, carries more than just personal benefits. An old proverb says, Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. So, I can see where my laughing is going to help other people lose weight. Why didnt somebody think of this before? I may have lost some time; but be assured I am determined to giggle my way to supreme health in the days and months ahead. To begin my regimen of laughter, I only need to wake up in the morning. Believe me when I say, not waking up in the morning is no laughing matter. When I wake up, I yawn, stretch and then go to the bathroom. One look in the mirror is good for a good belly laugh, which helps start the day in the right direction. For the next laugh, I turn to the early morning news programs, which is good for a laugh-aminute. We truly live in a funny world, at least for the person who takes the time to see the funny side of the street. All those people on early morning television seriously think what they say is important. When in reality, very little of what they say makes any difference in anyones day. If they only knew how insignificant their opinions are, they probably wouldnt get up in the morning and go to work. They give, on any given morning, sidesplitting, rib-tickling, laugh-a-minute exercises. If you happen to see me walking down the street with a smile all over my12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 To Advertise in the Church DirectoryCall 489-2731For More Information 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 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 000BER8 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Interim Pastor Tim Turner (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000AVUC Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County 000BASV Full Mouth X-Rays, Comprehensive Exam Min. Fee ADA code D0210, D0150 New Patient Specials $ 49 Call today! 352-527-1614 Alexsa Davila DMD DN 15390 Walton Van Hoose DMD DN 18101 It is our office policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted-offer or reduced-fee service, examination or treatment. Offer expires in 30 days In house denture lab Free Denture Consults Financing available Family Friendly Citrus Hills Dental 2460 N. Essex Ave., Hernando Located in the Hampton Square Plaza Answers on page 5 Giggle the pounds away with laughtercise OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 16

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Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 13 000BJ37 20561 Powell Rd., Dunnellon One Block West of Bank of America (352) 489-6055 Hours: Tuesday Saturday 10-4pm INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE 30% OFF STOREWIDE HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. Senior Home Cleaning Gardening Packing Organizing Move In/Move Out Windows, etc. 000B1F1 (352) 208-0802 Cindy Fenwick Bonded & Insured Dunnellon to Central Citrus Ridge Area Helping Seniors Stay at Home Independently 000B7V0 AIR CONDITIONING AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000BIES CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000AQEZ IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details KEN HANDY HANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 000B2DG GREGS ALUMINUM Pleasing people in Marion County since 1982 Pool Enclosure Rescreens Vinyl & Acrylic Windows Garage Door Screens Vinyl Ceilings & Much More 465-0371 746-6663 Lic. & Ins. Comp #2038 MC3656 ALUMINUM 000BAXP 352-489-4933 $ 5 00 OFF ANY PURCHASE of $20 OR MORE EXPIRES 6/30/12 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Visit us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce Flowers & Plants Fresh Fruits & Veggies Amish Foods & Baked Goods 000BGAL DONT FORGET MEMORIAL DAY! DONT FORGET MEMORIAL DAY! DONT FORGET MEMORIAL DAY! JUNE 1 8am-2pm COUNTRY MEADOWS NURSERY Organic Grower of Specialty Plants & Herbs 000BJ57 11473 N. Williams St., Suite B, Dunnellon (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Vot ed 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! 000B351 PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING E NVIRONMENTALLY F RIENDLY 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! 000BC48 Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 000B27I DUNNELLON MARION CITRUS 489-3917 Licensed & Insured #CAC1813249 Specializing In System Change-Outs We Service All Brands Maintenance Agreements Comfort Club Discounts 24 Hour Emergency Service BBB RATING A+ 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000BAWJ $ 695 $ 695 $ 695 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS O PTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES CRC058138 000BFWQ 465-4629 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARAGE SCREEN DOOR GARAGE SCREEN DOOR Acrylic & Glass WINDOWS C ustom made for your screen room Starting at * *Installation may vary. Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Your eyes are our masterpiece. Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Our commitment to personalized eyecare... museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000BGZ6 MUSEUM EYECARE Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician 000BAYA Complete Lawn Care Complete Tractor Services Tree & Stump Removal Property Cleanup & Debris Removal LAWN & FARM SUPPLIES Southern Lawn & Farm Services, LLC Insured 352-489-3758 Commercial Residential 000AK7G PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000BJ11 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P AINTING I NC P AINTING I NC SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000B0H8 000B0H8 R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Will fit arched doorways TRANSFORM TRANSFORM TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE YOUR GARAGE YOUR GARAGE GARAGE DOORS 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. www.RetractScreen.com G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 000BDTK Granite Countertop Coatings Roof and Driveway Coatings Ranch & Farm Fences Wall & Ceiling Texture Gutter Cleaning Popcorn Ceiling Repairs PAUL GLENNS Complete Painting & Pressure Cleaning PAINTING 489-5098 Quality Work for Less Free Estimates 43 Years Experience 000AU8W Where Quality And Price Meet 000AZAL CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 465-5353 www.dunnellonair.com AIR CONDITIONING Replacement Specialists 000BAHJ LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Tree Trimming Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 352-342-4444 711178DIAL-A-PRORIVERLANDFor Your Professional Needs... LOOKING FOR AN LOOKING FOR AN EYE DOCTOR? EYE DOCTOR? LOOKING FOR AN LOOKING FOR AN EYE DOCTOR? EYE DOCTOR? SEE AZWELL VISION CARE Board-Certified Optometric Physicians 352-465-0024 Private office. Convenient location. Located next to Walmart Vision Center, Dunnellon 000BJ5C 000BIGJ CHURCH BRIEFS Knights to sponsor Luau dinnerThe Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 in Dunnellon will sponsor a Hawaiian Luau dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall at 7525 S. Highway 41. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30. The dinner will be genuine imitation Island cuisine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the church office, in the parish hall after Sunday Mass or from any Knight. Music will be provided by The Carriers. To reserve a table for 10 or for information, call 352-489-6221.Lutheran church to host VBSJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 to 27 for children 5 through fifth grade. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year, the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island. Registration for vacation bible school is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout June at the church office at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200 in Ocala. For further information, call Joan Greve, VBS coordinator, at 304-8711 or the church office at 854-4509, ext. 221.Beth Israel joins new affiliationCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces its affiliation with the Reconstructionist Jewish Federation. Congregation Beth Israel warmly invites those on a Jewish spiritual path to experience the joy of a Reconstructionist service. Intermarried couples, families and individuals are encouraged to join. The congregation has a Hebrew School and an active Sisterhood. Starting in August, the community will welcome its part-time rabbi, Karen Allen. A student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College will lead High Holiday services in the fall. Rabbi Allen will conduct Shabbat services once a month following the fall festivals. For more information, check the Beth Israel website at bethisraelocala.org or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or contact Judi at 352-237-8277.New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church to host monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East in Dunnellon hosts a fish fry the first Friday monthly. Cost is $7 for adults; students and children are $3.50. The fish fry is open to the public and is in the church pavilion.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272.Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, e-mail Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople.org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-Me-Not Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. Trained volunteers provide activities and refreshments. For more information, call Grace Burks at 489-2580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Church hosting Reformers Unanimous meetingsReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the Higher Power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41.

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14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Garlicky Beef KabobsBy Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 2 pounds beef sirloin In small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, rosemary, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Trim meat if needed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer to large bowl. Spoon half of mustard mixture over beef; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper plastic bag and marinate for least an hour in the refrigerator. On 10-inch skewers, thread meat, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium (on a gas grill). Place meat skewers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill 8 to 10 min utes or until meat reaches desired done ness, turning once and brushing with remaining mustard mixture halfway through grilling.Mama Jeannes Stuffed PeppersBy Marie Bolt Yields: 4 servings 1 pound hamburger 1 can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 cups cheese, divided 4 or 5 large bell peppers (boil peppers for 10 minutes and clean out) Preheat oven to 350F. In large pan, brown hamburger meat, then drain. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, rice, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup cheese to meat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and top with cheese. Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Orange Grilled Pork with Honey-Mustard DipBy Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 6 pork chops, bone-in or boneless 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 medium lemons 3/4 cup orange marmalade 1/2cup chicken broth 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Set aside. Finely shred enough zest from the lemons to make 1 tablespoon. Squeeze enough juice from the lemons to make 1/4 cup. For marinade: In medium non metallic bowl, combine orange marmalade, broth, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add pork; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper bag and mari nate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. For dipping sauce: In small bowl, combine honey, mustard and mayo. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Drain pork and discard marinade. Preheat gas grill. Reduce to medium heat and place chops on grill rack. Cover and cook about 7 to 9 minutes or until chops are slightly pink and the juice runs clear (145F). Variation: Orange Pork Kabobs Cube boneless pork chops into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Marinate per directions. Place on skewers and follow grilling directions.FAMILY FEATURES Over the last few years, theres been a growing awareness that it really matters how food gets from the farm to the table. But not everyone knows much about the process. The most recent Consumer Trust Research by the Center for Food Integrity found that:American consumers rank safe, affordable and nutritious food as their top priorities.Only 23 percent of Americans strongly agree that they have access to all of the infor mation they want about where food comes from, how it is produced and its safety. Farmers like Shana Beattie and Marie Bolt want to change that by volunteering to partic ipate in the CommonGround program. Theyve joined with other women farmers who want to share their knowledge with the people who buy their farm-raised food. The Beattie family raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa, beef and pork in Nebraska. In fact, they raise roughly 8 million pounds of pork annually. Thats enough to feed at least 40,000 Americans for a year. The Bolt family raises cattle and sheep in South Carolina, and Marie says its an honor to share her knowledge and experiences raising food. There are so many misconceptions about farming today. Many people seem to think that food is grown by huge corporations. The truth is, most food is grown and raised on family farms like mine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that families such as the Beatties and Bolts operate up to 98 percent of the 2.2 million farms in America. You can learn more about these family farms and food facts, as well as join in the conversation yourself, at www.FindOurCommonGround.com, and www.Facebook.com/CommonGroundNow. Here, Shana and Marie share some of the recipes they make for their families.Food FactsAccording to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency does not allow meat to be sold with traces of antibiotics above strict safety limits.On average, Americans spend roughly 10 percent of their income on food, versus other countries around the world that spend roughly 18 to 25 percent, according to the educational resource The Hand That Feeds U.S.While organic food often is more expensive than conventional food, there is no difference in nutritional value, according to a review of 400 scientific papers on the health impacts of organic foods, published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.Find more food facts at www.FindOurCommonGround.com.

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Special to the Riverland News Bishop Edward R. Benoway, leader of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will visit Hope Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs Sunday, May 27, to help kick off Hopes 40th Anniversary Celebration. Bishop Benoway will also consecrate two new deacons, who will join Pastor Lynn Fonfara and Deacon John Chiappetta as spiritual leaders at Hope. Ted Pollack of Citrus Springs and Diane Kahler of Dunnellon will be consecrated at Sundays 9:30 a.m. service at Hope. The public is welcome. Pollack and Kahler have completed more than two years of class work training and have served as deacons in training at Hope during that period. Pastor Lynn, as she is known locally, welcomes the new deacons as partners in serving the congregation members and the community using their gifts for ministry. Deacons Pollack and Kahler will assist Pastor Lynn in visiting the sick and homebound, planning and leading worship, and with some administrative duties. The Sunday Communion service will be followed by a 40th anniversary and consecration celebration dinner in Luther hall. History and testimony about Hope will be shared by all attending. The Rev. Bishop Edward R. Benoway administers the work of the Florida-Bahamas Synod. The Bishop is the pastor to the Synod Community and exercises the churchs power to ordain, commission and consecrate the rostered leaders of this church. The Bishop is also responsible for strengthening the unity of the church, exercising leadership in the mission of the church and oversees and administers the general work of the synod and staff. The mission of the Office of the Bishop is to shepherd and resource rostered leaders and congregations as they proclaim Christ to the world. Hope Lutheran is at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. in Citrus Springs. For directions to attend, call 352-489-5511. 16 Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 238-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: RODEO GRILL located at 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Suites 1-2, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Fictitious Name Notices Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Dunnellon, FL, this 14 day of May, 2012. /s/ Melody A. Crocker President Crocks Pub, Inc. May 24, 2012 Fictitious Name Notices 244-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to Fictitious Name Notices engage in business under the fictitious name of MAGNOLIA DENTAL located at 10250 SE 167th Place Road, Unit 3, Summerfield, Florida 34491 in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Bradenton, Florida, this 16th day of May, 2012. COSMET ENTERPRISE LLC corporation title holder May 24, 2012 Lien Notices 239-0524 RIV6/6 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/06/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G1ND52J0Y6113817 2000 CHEVROLET JM1BK343X51238495 2005 MAZDA May 24, 2012. 240-0524 RIV6/11 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/11/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTNF20FXEB40439 1999 FORD 1GCDC14Z1PE202236 1993 CHEVROLET NOVIN000081388544 1987 HOMEMADE May 24, 2012. 243-0524 RIV6/13 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these Lien Notices vehicle(s) on 06/13/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1C3EL55U71N607172 2001 CHRYSLER May 24, 2012. Lien Notices 241-0524 RIV6/12 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/12/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B3CB3HA4BD114098 2011 DODGE May 24, 2012. 242-0524 RIV 6/5 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 06/05/2012, 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. 1GCCC14H5EF347788 1984 CHEV Pickup 8FT May 24, 2012. 245-0524 RIV6/15/ salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2012 at Pro-Formance LLC dba Pro-Formance Exhaust, 1306 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-351-0922. No titles, as is, cash only. 2004 Harley FLHRSI Motorcycle, VIN 1HD1FYW164Y720278 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $6345.00. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 May 24, 2012. 235-0524 RIVRyan Jr., John L. 2012-CP-174 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-174 Division F IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN L. RYAN JR. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN L. RYAN JR., deceased, whose date of death was December 19, 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. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 226-0524 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 6/1 Sales NOTICE OF SALE TO: Unit # 65 Richard Brock, 8220 N. Hale Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 Unit # 99 Sam Stone, P.O. Box 1141, Dunnellon, FL 34430 You are notified that the property stored by you with STOR-RIDGE, INC. P.O. Box 1107, 1807 W. Lockport Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34430-1107, 352-489-5858, believed to be household goods will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at the above address on June 1, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the delinquent rentals.: We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. May 17 and 24, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 17, 2102. Personal Representative: MARY TROTTER 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, Florida 32159 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter Florida Bar No. 0377600 Attorney for MARY F. TROTTER 13940 N. U.S. Hwy 441, Suite 210, The Villages, FL 32159 Telephone: (352) 205-7245 Fax: (352) 205-7305 May 17 and 24, 2012. 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Call him at 352-6874240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. PA S TOR continued from page 12 Thompsons 50th Anniversary Bobby and Lani Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2012. The couple was wed May 25, 1962. Both are long-time residents of the area and graduates of Dunnellon High School. Bobby is currently the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Inglis and a retired master mechanic from Florida Power. Lani is a retired Levy County bus driver of 30-plus years. Together, they have three children and 11 grandchildren, all of whom reside in this area. Their family is very proud of the example they have set for them. The Thompson family will host a party May 28 to celebrate at First Baptist Church of Inglis. Bobby and Lani Thompson Bobby and Lani Thompson Bishop to visit Hope Lutheran Church Special to the Riverland NewsDeacon Diane Kahler, Pastor Lynn Fonfara and Deacon Ted Pollack. Special to the Riverland NewsRev. Bishop Edward R. Benoway, leader of the Florida Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Change does not mean end of mining plansJeff Harris who has shepherded the Tarmac King Road mining application for a number of years confirmed he has taken another position in Tarmac America, but will still continue on the Inglis mine project as well. He has taken a position within the Titan America Corporation in Medley and Tarmacs Inglis office was closed in November. I will pull double duty for a while and will continue to work on the project as we move forward with the Corp of Engineers permit. A successor will be named once all permits are in hand and mining operations are set to begin, Harris said. Harris also confirmed that the company is selling the dragline it purchased several years ago and has stored on the site. After a lot of analysis, we decided that the machine was not a value to the operation at this time, Harris explained. After the mine is finally permitted, a smaller dragline would be needed to start the development of the site anyway. A smaller machine will be used to enlarge the test pit and dig the second plant pond. After that, it would dig the first three pits (a total of about five years of work) before the larger machine would be needed to dig the larger pits. Given the very slow pace of permitting to date, we decided to liquidate the asset now and pursue another further down the road. The first mine permit application was filed with Levy County in 2004 and the Levy County Commission granted a special exception permit to the company in May 2011 by a 4-1 vote. ficials have opposed Tarmacs plan to send a little over half of the mines daily output 500 truckloads of limerock south on U.S. Highway 19 through the heart of the citys tourism and commercial district. Residents in Dunnellon have also expressed the same concerns about loaded trucks being sent through their town. Jeff Harris, who has been shepherding the Tarmac project, said it was a happy day when he received the report. I am very, very happy, he said, noting it represents $10 million and eight years of parent company Titan Americas effort to bring the Levy County mine to fruition. The permit is being contested in court by W.A.R. Inc., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, which claim it violates various elements of the countys land use and comprehensive plan and will cause environmental harm to wetlands and area water supplies. It lost at the county level and the case is in the state 1st District Court of Appeal. Dan Hilliard, a member of WARs board of directors, said the report has been received, but he has not had time to read it. He said there was a good possibility the EIS would be discussed at the groups quarterly meeting May 16. None of us have had a chance to examine the report in depth, Hilliard said. We received both the email and hard copies from the Corps. I applaud them for their genteel nature in getting the information to us. He said the group has no opinion thus far. We will respond in writing to the Corps, he said. Its our preferred way of doing business. Mailed copies of the two-volume report a total of 876 pages started reaching officials and public libraries late this week. Copies of the report can be downloaded at www.kingroad eis.com, the Corps website for information on the mine application. Harris said the draft report is not taking a position on whether the mine will be permitted under the federal Clean Waters Act. They dont draw any conclusions, he said. The report notes what would be impacted by mining operations such as the Eastern indigo snake, water levels and traffic. Harris said the Corps is presenting the different scenarios, taking public comment, then addressing the comments before issuing a final report. By issuing this they want to see if the public has anything to add, Harris said. Harris said the report is an intermediate step in the process in that it presents the data to be examined. Harris said as the Corps did its study the company was working on the same data and identified and corrected its own plan to meet concerns. Harris said some of the alternatives make the level of investment tentative and noted that alternatives No. 7 and No. 8 would make the mining area smaller. No 7 has (mining allowed for) 37 years. And theres nothing that says after 37 years we could not go back and try for another permit. Harris said, We could work with any of them, except for 1 (no mining) obviously. Theres not a deal breaker in there yet. Riverland News, Thursday, May 24, 2012 17 From the Army Corps of Engineers Draft ReportThe alternatives include: No Action no mining permitted Mining outlined in permit application with dedicated no mine areas in wetlands and uplands; Exclusion of mining or related activities west of Butler Road; Mining outlined in Alternative 3 with exclusion of mining and related activities immediately south of Spring Run and in higher-quality wetlands in the north-central portion of the site; Exclusion of mining or related activities between the two southern no mine areas; Mining only west of the central north-south aligned no mine area; Exclusion of mining or related activities west of the central north-south aligned no mine area, between the two southern no mine areas, and south of Spring Run; and Exclusion of mining or related activities between the two southern no mine areas and the extreme western mining block. If the proposed mining is not approved, it is expected that the ongoing timbering operations and hunting activities on the site would continue. Under the other alternatives, mining would be permitted on the King Road Site in varying degrees over the next 30 to 100 years. Tarmac official accepts new role LOU ELLIOTT JONES For the Riverland News MINEcontinued from page 1 Now Serving Dunnellon Area! 000BJ4L Unlimited High Speed Internet starting at $34.99 Expanded Basic Television for only $69.99 (177 channels) Unlimited Local/Long Distance Telephone for only $34.99 Bundle two services and receive a 10% discount (savings up to $15 per month) Bundle three services and receive a 20% discount (savings up to $36.99 per month) No Contracts No Hidden Costs or Gimmick Pricing No Activation/Installation Fees (fees currently waived for new subscribers. 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