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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: 05-31-2012
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General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 31, 2012Vol 30 No. 3275 cents WHATS HAPPENING Friends preparing for June book saleThe Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, will host the June Jubilee book sale through June 30. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. All hardcover books are $1; paperbacks, large and small, are 25 cents each. This sale does not include specially priced books. The Book Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the library at 438-2520. Murder mystery party on tapTickets are now on sale for the Murder Mystery Party "Death is a Caberret Ol' Chum, sponsored by the players of the Dunnellon Depot and the Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The show will be at 7 p.m. June 16 in the parish hall. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7. Tickets are a $10 donation, which includes light refreshments. Tickets are available in the church office. For more information, call 489-3166. 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. Also, the Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. Report: Electrical problem caused fire Fire investigators closed the books on their investigation into what caused an early morning blaze April 16, which destroyed the Lakhanis 17-year-old business, causing half a million dollars in damage. The fire, which destroyed the Sunoco Gas Station at 10211 N. U.S. 41, was ruled accidental, stated a report by the Florida State Fire Marshals office. The cause of the blaze, which consumed most of the 2,400square-foot building, was caused by faulty electrical wiring near or in the breaker box. Exactly where the fire started could not be determined, said Deborah Cox, a spokeswoman with the state Fire Marshals office. It was impossible to pinpoint the exact point of origin, she explained, noting they were able to determine it was part of a 220-volt Investigation into blaze that destroyed gas station complete For 21-year-old Chelsea Redd, shes always dreamed big. As a freshman at Dunnellon High School in 2005, Redd was selected as People to People Student Ambassador and spent weeks traveling to New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, earning Honorable Mention Student Ambassador of the year accolades. The 2009 Dunnellon High graduate is currently working on completing her Associate of Arts degree in anthropology at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Redd plans to have it done by December, where she has her sights set on enrolling at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her long-term goal is earn a degree in anthropology, become Cultural Anthropologist and live in Africa. However, she might be making an addition to her list, especially after spending three months in Washington, D.C., serving as a student intern at the U.S. Department of State Office of Civil Rights. She learned about the opportunity online, applying for position through usajobs.gov. I applied, did all of the paperwork and then had to go through the clearance process, she explained, noting the process was extensive and lengthy. Redd said she applied last July and learned in late November she was acOfficer rises in rank In two and half years as a member of the Dunnellon Police Department, Bruce Robbie Arnold has made quite the impact within the department. Within his first year on the job, Arnold wrapped up one highprofile case, the armed robbery at SunTrust Bank in which the suspect, Todd Kobielus, confessed to the SunTrust robbery as well as the one at Capital City Bank in Citrus Springs. Kobielus struck a plea deal, agreeing to a 20year prison sentence. He capped his first on the department by being selected as the agencys Officer of the Year. Arnold earned another accolade later in 2011, being honored with Brian Lutz Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, which is named after a Marion County K-9 officer who was slain in the line of duty. Arnold is the lone officer from the Dunnellon agency to win the prestigious accolade. Now, Arnold can add another honor to his personnel file, and a stripe to his sleeve. The one-time U.S. Marine, who spent one year serving in Iraq during the second Gulf War, recently was promoted to the rank of corporal. Arnold had served as acting corporal for the previous nine months before passing a rigorous test, which included a written exam and oral board with Woman completes internship with State Department Dunnellon resident applied for federal position online See INTERNSHIP page 3 Dunnellon resident Chelsea Redd recently completed a three-month internship with the U.S. State Department.Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ARNOLD page 3 Memorial Day tribute ABOVE: Boy Scouts Austin Hatfield and Ryan Burns carry flags to place on veterans graves at the Dunnellon Community Cemetery on May 26. LEFT: Ralph Guckenberger walks the perimeter of the Dunnellon Community Cemetery looking for veterans graves on May 26. BELOW: On Sunday May 28, Bea Fischer places a flag in the wreath to honor each of the recently deceased veterans whose name were read by Chaplain Eugene Thomas during a Memorial Day Observance ceremony at the American Legion post. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Bruce Arnold JEFF BRYAN Riverland News File photo Investigators determined an electrical problem started the fire that destroyed the Sunoco Gas Station. See ELECTRICAL page 3

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line. It may have just been before the breaker box itself, but the damage was so extensive, we just were unable to pinpoint it. According to the report, investigators came to following conclusions about the fire: Weather did not cause the fire. The fire originated in the southeast quadrant of the store. The walk-in cooler was not the origin of the fire. The inoperable free-standing cooler and freezer were not the origin of the fire. There is no information; observed or inferred that implicates the bathrooms as the area of origin of the fire. The fire patterns and damage to structural components of the building tend to reveal a fire originating in the area of the master breaker box, which was affixed to the interior east wall of the structure. The damage to the master breaker box, both internally and externally is significant. Further, a failure of this device is a competent ignition source. The previous loss of phase of the power line associated with this device is significant. The point of origin of the fire is the 220-volt line or associated electrical components within the building. The point of origin is within the building. According to the report, investigators wrote in detail about the extent of the fire damage inside the building: The breaker box exhibited extreme fire and heat damage. Additionally, the rear and side areas of the breaker box exhibited extreme arc damage, particularly in the area of the 220-volt inlet. The conduit associated with the 220-volt line exhibited extreme melting and arc damage, included areas within the conduit in the wall. The damage to the rear of the breaker box is significant and is consistent with prolonged heat and arcing activity, to the extent that the metal case of the breaker box had been consumed in electrical arcing activity. An examination of the interior of the box reveled extreme to complete fire and heat damage. A secondary breaker box, possibly associated with a branch line had failed and fallen to the floor in the vicinity of the primary breaker box. This item exhibited severe to extreme fire and heat damage. Additionally, the interior breaker mechanisms had been exposed to prolonged heat to the extent the Bakelite had been powered. The damage to the interior and exterior of the secondary breaker box is consistent with exposure to radiant heat and there were no indications of a failure associated with this device. The east interior wall of the structure was the most damaged area of the store, the report stated. Additionally, roof supports, beams and other roof associated materials had been consumed in the fire. The interior portions of the east wall had failed in several places and the structural integrity of the wall is compromised in this area. This is the area of most structural damage in the building. Three-quarters of the east interior wall is occupied by a walk-in cooler. The exterior and interior of the cooler was examined. The cooler or its cooling components were not the source of the fire. The door to the walk-in cooler was examined and it exhibited severe to moderate fire and heat damage. The lintel over the door had been compromised as a result of heat damage. The insulated door to the cooler was examined and reveled that the greatest amount of heat and fire damage occurred to the exterior (south-facing) portions of the door. This is consistent with the fire and heat damage associated with the southeast corner of the building. The cooler door was in the closed position at the time of the fire. The south interior side exhibited complete to extreme fire and heat damage. The interior southeast corner was presumably a bathroom. The bathroom area exhibited complete to extreme fire and heat damage. This corner and an area extending northward along the east interior wall, which is the back wall of the structure, were the most heavily damaged areas of the structure. cepted for the 10-week program. Yet, what was supposed to be 10 weeks, turned into 12. They gave me an extension, she explained. They actually offered me a full-time position, but I really wanted to finish school. I miss the money, but I really want to get my education first then think about going back. Redd said the experience was eye-opening from both a personal and professional stand point. Growing up as a self-described military brat, she was taught at an early age to call everyone sir or maam. Being in the workforce, you quickly learned you called everyone by their name, she said. That took some getting used to. But I feel like I have the chance to go back to work there, because I felt like I established a professional relationship with everyone. During the three months Redd served as an intern, she worked in the Intake and Resolution Section, which handles all complaints surrounding employment discrimination in both the informal/counseling process and the formal complaint process. The Intake and Resolution section manages the departments Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program and the counseling program. Redd said any employee or applicant who believes he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or reprisal for protected EEO activity. Wow, it was very intense, she said of the process. There was a lot of information that you have to take in. You have to be dedicated for that section, be committed to helping people and have a lot of patience. Some people can be a little irrational, but you still have to go through the process. Learning how to take in the information was so complex. Regulations change all the time and if you didnt follow procedures, it could be a problem, because you have to make sure you cover everything about what the person has filed a grievance about. You have to be very accurate or the agency can be in a lot of trouble. Learning to adjust to being back in a big city did take time for Redd, who was accustomed to growing up on large military bases. It had been a while since Ive been in a city, it was a bit of culture shock, she said. Im used to a slow pace. But there, they have the metro, the buses, the traffic the high traffic. Thank goodness, I didnt drive to work. The lone disappointment about the position, if one would call it a disappointment, would be not meeting the No. 1 boss of the whole organization Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. I worked around the corner from her, on the same floor, but she was almost always gone, Redd said. But it wasnt though she never saw her. She received the chance to her speak at the Dean Acheson Auditorium, which is located on first floor of the State Department. I was 12 rows away from the front, she said with a smile. I saw her. Redd said she considers the former first lady as a role model. I like her demeanor, she always has this poise when she speaks and shes very open to suggestions, Redd said. She likes to help. Based on what Ive seen, I admire that. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 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. 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Im eager to be able to learn from them, as well as those I have the opportunity to oversee. I believe the time I spent serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the training I received there will be beneficial in my new role at the police department. That is one of many aspects Chief Joanne Black believes will make him a strong leader in the department. He is an asset to this department and through his knowledge and experience, not only as an officer but a Marine, he was able to advance in his career and has the ability to mentor other officers under his command, Black said. Despite his past accolades and achievements, Arnold said he has much to learn as he progresses in his law enforcement career. Im still learning, you learn everyday in this job, Arnold said. I look forward to continue learning and serving the citizens of Dunnellon. ARNOLD continued from page 1 INTERNSHIP continued from page 1 ELECTRICAL continued from page 1

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River views Fight back Rainbow Springs-Country Club Estates residents Are you unhappy with all the coercion, threats and fist waving coming out of Dunnellon City Hall? How would you like to tell Lisa Algiere and Fred Ward to take a long walk on a short pier? Letters to residents and newspaper articles have detailed in depth all the dire consequences we face because we have had the temerity to drill irrigation wells. Terms like backflow preventer and cross connection have been bandied about by people who are ignorant of Florida law and applications of same. There actually is no Florida statute dealing with cross connections and backflow preventers. FL DEP Section 62-555.360, issued as amended Aug. 28, 2003, is an administrative code. Subsection three deals with c-c & bfp as part of a potable public water supply. There is no mention of private water systems (wells). The DEP authorized form for public water systems to establish a Policy on Control of Backflow and Cross Connections, Section 1.1.1 stipulates that this is to protect the potable water supply, while Section 1.2.1 stipulates that PWSs are responsible for the public potable water distribution system. Nowhere in Florida regulations is there a statement about installing backflow preventers on private water systems (wells). The sole intent of the code is to protect public potable water supplies. Our wells with submersible pumps have wonderful backflow prevention built into them a check valve on the pump and normally closed solenoid valves on the irrigation legs. Our homes have one design flaw, which Lisa and Fred can exploit to get their minions on your property and stick you with a backflow preventer, which must be replaced every five years: an expensive, radio broadcast water meter and who knows how many costly inspections. Hoses, which run on municipal water, are considered cross connections. The hose bibs (sill cocks where I come from), on the outside of the house, must be disconnected and capped. New hose bibs, when connected to your well, cannot be cross connections. They are easily installed while a well is being drilled. Otherwise, it will require a plumber but will be worth it quickly. I do not have hose bibs connected to a public potable water system, so Im inviting Lisa and Fred to come on our property, once, to see the lack of a cross connection, and then take a long walk on that short pier. Dan Techentin Rainbow Springs Food pantry thanks residents for donationsMany thanks to our Dunnellon postal workers and area residents for their selfless contribution to the recent food drive. Our church food ministry was one among many recipients and we greatly appreciate all food items we received and are able to distribute to those in need. Mission Possible Ministries Arms of Mercy is open from 8 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday monthly.Cheryl Caudle, director Mission Possible Ministries Arms of Mercy Editor needs a healthy overhaul Grumpy People S ince I have started my fitness kick over a year and a half ago, I have met a lot of people. By now you know I am the type of person who will talk to anyone. In my quest to meet true Floridians I ask people where they are from. I look for ways to see how we are alike as humans. Are they from a state I visited? Are they from my home state? Do we know the same people? Do we share the same interests? For instance I was at the Post Office mailing something to my sister in Amherst, Ohio. Fred the guy behind the counter has a cousin that lives in Amherst. It turned out that his cousin and my sister taught Sunday school together. It is a very small world. You may ask am I using my friendliness as an excuse too stop and rest or if it is a genuine curiosity? Some days it is a little of both. For the most part I have narrowed down the people I meet into three categories. The first are my favorite people the friendly folk. Gloria and her sister-in-law from England are a prime example of friendly folk. They are walkers too. In fact Gloria and my niece Carolyn were my inspiration for getting in shape. After breaking her leg Gloria walks with a limp. She has been walking for years. I figure if she can walk with a pronounced and painful looking limp I can get off my butt and walk. I see a few people on bikes. Vinny is always looking for a breeze since he doesnt have air conditioning. There is a young man that rides a bright green Regions bike. He always gives me a high five or thumbs up. I get a wave from the early birds like the gentleman at the Tiger Car wash or the folks at Dunnellon Tire and Auto. Dottie from Pavarottis gives me a honk and a wave when she drops off Julianna at school. Nice friendly happy people. They make this world a pleasant place to be. The second group of people is what I call the stranger danger type. The alarm bells go off. Give them their distance. There is one guy in a green truck with dark blue/black stripes that likes to pull into whatever space I am walking by. He goes out of his way to do this, making u-turns and slowing down. Then he stares at me. Didnt your mom teach you its not polite to stare? He may be totally harmless but I am not taking any chances. Say hi or introduce yourself. Otherwise it is creepy to stalk a woman walking alone. Luckily there are only a few others that I say hi to and move on. Some people give off the dont mess with me vibe and I pay attention. The last category of people is the one I understand the least, the grumpy and miserable people. I often see a woman on a bicycle. I say Good Morning. She doesnt make eye contact or acknowledge I am alive. I see her everyday. I know some people arent morning people. How hard is it to look some one in the eye and say hello? Maybe she is blind, deaf or autistic. Another regular is a guy who lives down the street from me. I have to drive by his house to get out of my development. I wave and I wave. He looks directly at me and Nothing! Nada! Zip! Zilch! I want to stop the car 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, Thursday, May 31, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL I had another story all ready to go for this week. Then I heard the most horrific story Ive ever heard in my entire life. And I felt so passionately about it that I knew I had to write about it and put my feelings down on paper. I still may not ever forget it. A mother shot her four teenage children this week down in Orlando. Now that right there is horrible enough without any details. But when I tell you that they didnt die with the first shots and she shot each one at least four times how does that make you feel? When I tell you that she called them back in from the neighbors house so she could finish killing them doesnt that just send a chill down your spine? And when I tell you that she then turned the gun around and shot herself, doesnt that just make you sick to your stomach? It has been hard to get this story out of my head since I heard it on the news last week. Tears run down my face every time I think about it. I just cannot fathom something like this happening. I just cannot imagine hurting your children, let alone killing your children. Things like this arent supposed to happen. It is breaking my heart right now. A mothers job is to protect her child. She is the one that keeps the bad things away. What would make a person do something like this? Theres no doubt it was mental illness. I mean, no woman in her right mind could harm her children. I imagine just a few short weeks ago they were celebrating Mothers Day together. And I know this is not the first time weve heard a story like this one. And unfortunately it wont be the last. But something about this one really struck my heart. Maybe because they were teenagers and knew what was happening? Maybe because she called them back into the house? Or maybe because nobody could save them? I remember when my grandson was a toddler I was strapping him into his swing and I pinched the skin on his little belly. He howled, I cried and I was upset about it all day. I can still remember the way I felt. And that tiny red mark haunted me all day. Some people dont deserve to be parents. And then there are the unfortunate ones that want a child so bad and cannot conceive. Every child deserves to be loved, protected and nurtured. In a perfect world they all would be. Part of me wants to hear more about this story. Part of me wants to know the details, what was the reason behind this crime and what this woman was going through. But the other side cannot hear one more word about it. I just have to write about it and try to forget it. I hope these children are at peace now. And I hope their family and friends can find a way to live without them. Sorry to my readers. I know I usually try to write a light-hearted pick-me-up story but I just couldnt let this one go. I hope you forgive me and I also hope this story touched everyone the way it did me. And if somebody we know is in this kind of pain we must step in and protect the children at all costs. Horrific story W hile Im still a couple of years from hitting a birthday milestone, Im slowly learning that Im not the spry young pup I once was. Frankly, it sucks getting old, and I feel like Im falling apart. Sure, it could be worse, but it could be a lot better. Perhaps its my own doing, I dont work out or exercise or whatever folks are calling it today, and theres a new fad about healthy, whatever that is. I firmly believe that will kill people, after all, most of the folks reading this probably remember Jim Fixx, the jogging guru from the 1970s. He died from a heart attack, while running. I rest my case. OK, I know Im wrong here, but thats not the point. Exercise is important; I just dont get enough of it. Kind of odd especially considering a couple of certain boys who believe running laps around the yard is enjoyment, pure unadulterated bliss, if you will. They make it seem like theyre the drill instructors at a Marine Corps boot camp. Im not sure if I want to blow chunks or curl up in a fetal position, start sucking my thumb and crying for my mommy. Um, OK, so maybe I wouldnt go that far ... then again, its not like Id really admit to it. What I have learned in the past few years is that I need to start exercising moderately, eating better and, of course, that means vegetables. Eh, gads! I realize there are some folks who can graze all day on fruits and vegetables, but I also believe God created cows, pigs and chickens so I could grill em, with an adult beverage in hand. That my friends, is part of the American Culture: man, meat, grill and a cold drink. Secondly, Dennis Leary said it best when he noted broccoli is a side dish folks, always has been, always will be. Then again, that might not be entirely true. Still, what Ive learned after a week of vacation is that Im no spring chicken. Being dragged into the pool for countless hours by two boys, dragged around a theme park for hours as they went nonstop, I learned I need to kick it up a notch to keep pace with them. So, maybe it is time to start savoring a big bowl of sprouts. Then again, were not going on vacation anytime soon, so can someone pass the remote and bag of Doritos? I think I need a break. Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan Audrey Beem See S MILE page 10

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I must make a confession. It has taken me a long time to get to the place where I am willing and comfortable to make such an admission. I think some of my friends will be shocked at what I have to say. I think it is time I come clean and confess. Sort of, clean the air, so to speak. Simply put, I used to believe in leprechauns. I know that comes as a shock to all of my friends. At a distance, I look like a very reasonable, well-adjusted person. And the further away the better I look. The same thing goes with my distant relatives. The more distant they are the more I like them. Nobody would suspect that I had such a problem. You cannot tell what burdens people are carrying just by looking at them. It all came to me by way of reading books. When I was a young person, I read many books that had to do with leprechauns, rainbows and pots full of gold at the end of those rainbows. I was young and nave at the time and believed everything I read. Once while my father was sleeping on the couch I ask him if he believed in leprechauns and he grunted in such a way that I took it to mean that he also believed in them. If you cannot trust your father while he is sleeping, who in the world can you trust? Many a day I spent in the woods at the end of our property looking for leprechauns. I can testify that they are rather elusive creatures but several times, I almost caught one. They always were just a few seconds quicker than I was. I looked where I thought they were but they were nowhere to be found. Do not get me wrong here. I was never frustrated in my fruitless search of leprechauns. There is no better way to spend a day in the woods than searching for the elusive leprechaun. I began to think what I would do if I actually caught one. Then what would I do in the woods? It is always better to seek and not find than to find something and have to quit the seeking. I think it is something like fishermen. Few fishermen really fish for fish. They fish so they can go home and brag about the one that got away. It is hard to brag about the fish you caught and then there is the messy job of cleaning those fish. No, it is better to have fished and not caught anything than to have fished and caught something that you have to take home and clean. Such was my thoughts concerning my leprechaun pursuit. Many an evening I entertained my parents with the exciting exploits of searching and almost catching a leprechaun today. I am sure they got tired of hearing, but I never tired of telling. Then the time came when I really had to face the facts. After almost a decade of diligently searching for leprechauns, I had to conclude that they were simply a figment of my imagination. And you know what happens to figs if you keep them around for a long time. I had to realize there were no such creatures as leprechauns. I must confess that it was a rather sad day for me. It was the beginning of many sad days like this. For instance, the day I realized Santa Claus was not real. Every year I diligently prepared my Christmas list starting out with, Dear Ole Santa, and dictated my list of Christmas hopefuls. Often I would sit on his lap and carefully read my list to him. The last time I did this my wife made me get off his lap. Something about being too big or something like that. To my recollection, he never made good on any of those requests. Jolly old soul? Phooey! Then there was the Easter Bunny. This had me for quite a while. After all, I love the chocolate Easter bunnies he brought me along with the rest of the candy. Unlike Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny was very generous in dousing me with candy galore. I truly hated putting the Easter Bunny away. Probably the last one I will mention would be when a politician says, I feel your pain. At first, I thought this was a genuine concern for my state of affairs. When I found out he was just playing me in his political theater I wanted him to feel some more of my pain. Pondering this I begin to realize that many things that I have believed in turned out not to be true. It is quite disconcerting when something you have believed in for Margaret Jane Polter, 92Margaret Jane Polter, 92, of Dunnellon, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 8, 1920 and was married to Gerald Alvin Polter for 72 years. She is survived by her children, John and wife, Charlene Polter of Ocala, Sue (Dobson) and husband, Larry Kyle of Gillette Wyo., and Linda and husband, Curtis McKeown of Citrus Springs; 6 grandchildren, Gale and husband, Orville Hill of Texas, Anne Marie (Dobson) and husband, Steven Berry of Citrus Springs, Chris and wife, Mary Ann Polter of Ocala, Stephanie (McKeown) and husband, Benton Gardner of Citrus Springs, Cori (McKeown) Boney of Crystal River and Scott and wife, Tawnie Dobson of Sheridan Wyo.; 14 great-grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Steven Hill, Brady Berry, Brien Polter, John Christopher Polter, Amber Collins, James Collins, Ethan Gardner, Jack Gardner, Collin Boney, Caralyn Boney, Mikel Dobson, Kole Dobson, and Trace Dobson; 2 great-greatgrandchildren, Eric Flores and Abriana Flores. She was preceded in death by her parents John Vincent Cooper Sr. and Autha Mae Bueno Cooper. She was a home maker and worked beside her husband for her adult life farming in Ohio before moving to Florida 1958. They owned a chicken farm in Longwood, Fla. until 1970 and moved to Crystal River in 1971 where she and Gerald owned a chicken farm in Homosassa. They moved to Dunnellon in 1978 and operated Dunnellon Ace Hardware until she retired with Gerald. Margaret was a member of the Eastern Star while living in Ohio. She was a member of the Dunnellon United Methodist Church. Visitation was on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Services were held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home. Interment followed immediately at Dunnellon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Citrus County Hospice. On line condolences may be made at www.robertsofdunnellon.com. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon provided information. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 5 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 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. 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 000BKW9 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t S u i t e 1 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t S u i t e 1 11371 N. Williams St., Suite 1 D u n n e l l o n ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 D u n n e l l o n ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 Shampoo & Cuts starting as low as $16.00 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie & Ron 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 Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Jeffrey W. Welch, Pastor 2 0 6 4 1 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t C o r n e r o f C h e s t n u t & O h i o S t r e e t s I n T h e H i s t o r i c D i s t r i c t 4 8 9 2 6 8 2 S u n d a y W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . . 8 : 3 0 A M S u n d a y S c h o o l . . . . 9 : 4 5 A M W o r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 A M N u r s e r y P r o v i d e d F o r A l l S e r v i c e s d u n n p r e s c h u r c h @ b e l l s o u t h n e t 000AVTQ 000AVU2 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Rite I 8:00AM Coffee Hour 9:00AM Rite II 10:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday 000BD92 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000BD9C for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith Gem Galleria Jewelers 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 000AUI1 JESUS, The Rock Of Our Foundation A SPIRIT FILLED FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 19460 Pennsylvania Ave. (Highway 484) Dunnellon, FL 34432 One Block East of the Rainbow River Bridge Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Tuesday Worship 7:00 PM Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 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 GATHERINGSA D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711180 CANADIAN MEDS 000BL6G Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs OBITUARY Pastor used to believe in Leprechauns OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS Preschool approved to accept infants Harmony Preschool will expand its program and has recently been approved to accept infants; children from 6 weeks to 23 months will be accepted into the Infant Class. The preschool is also accepting 2-, 3and 4-year-olds for other classes. The preschool accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. The Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and wrap around care is offered for VPK students for an additional fee. For more information, stop by the Preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon, (the Preschool is housed in the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon), or call 489-9552. FUMC SPARK! Summer Camp slated The First United Methodist Church will host the SPARK! Summer Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 3. Some of the exciting activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. Water, park, and bowling field trips! The first 20 applications who make a four-week commitment will receive a $20 per week discount. For more information, call 352-489-9552, or stop by Harmony Preschool in the Education Building at the church at 21501 W. State Road 40, to register for camp. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is continuing to support Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one local school. Containers for these labels can be found at Winn Dixie (ask for box at cigarette counter), Ace Hardware, To Your Health Spa and in the Narthex of St. Johns Catholic Church. For more information, call 489-5954. Womans Club of Dunnellon awards scholarships Leeann Callejas, second from right, a senior at Dunnellon Christian Academy, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Womans Club of Dunnellon. Pictured, from left, are: Susan Taylor, president; Kristy Nelson, DCA principal; Callejas mother, Janet; Callejas; and Treva Matthews, scholarship committee chairwoman. Madeline Tourne, second from right, a senior at Dunnellon High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Womans Club of Dunnellon. Pictured, from left, are: Susan Taylor, president; Callejas father, Edison; Tourne; and Treva Matthews, scholarship committee chairwoman. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Teachers, students to be Energized with $15k grant OCALA The Public Education Foundation of Marion County has won a $15,000 grant from Progress Energy to support science, technology, engineering and energy curriculum in Marion County Public Schools. The SEEK a Challenge grant provides training for teachers, experimental learning opportunities for students, and career awareness through field experiences and mentor coaching. Secondary teachers in Marion County Public Schools will participate in the grant funding this month for next school year. This grant provides opportunities for teachers and students to study, practice and connect to the energy and technology workforce through Progress Energy. The Progress Energy Foundation will invest $500,000 this year to fund energy education classroom projects as well as workforce development at high school career academies throughout Florida The funds will support public-education foundations, science centers and career academies. Over the past 10 years, the Progress Energy Foundation has invested $17 million to assist education initiatives in Florida. Every dollar we contribute to education is an investment in the future of our state, said Vincent Dolan, president and Special to the Riverland News Funding comes through Progress Energy Foundation Winding down the school year D unnellon Middle School students will enjoy Early Release at 1:40 p.m. during the last three days of school on Monday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6. This is two hours earlier than normal. On Friday, June 1 DMS begins the Common End of Course Exams (CEOCE Part # 2). The CEOCE exams will continue through to the last day of school on Wednesday, June 6. We would like to stress that these are important year-end tests and ask our parents to ensure your child is in school on time and has enjoyed a good breakfast. The block test schedule is as follows: Friday, June 1 Block #7 Normal School Hours Monday, June 4 Blocks #2 and #4 Early Release Day Tuesday, June 5 Blocks #1 and #3 Early Release Day Wednesday, June 6 Blocks #5 and #6 Early Release Day Final Report Cards will be ready for pickup at Dunnellon Middle School on Monday, June 18. The FFA State Convention will be Orlando beginning on Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, June 29. Summer office hours at Dunnellon Middle School will begin on Monday, June 11 and run through Friday, Aug. 10. The DMS Offices will be open Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. Office hours are 8 to 11 a.m. in the morning and 1 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Our offices will be closed during the week of Monday, July 2 through Thursday, July 5. Camp Kiwanis will once again be offering week long camping sessions this summer beginning Monday, June 18. Their program is a See GRANT page 14 National spotlight National spotlight Taylor Futch still hasnt grown accustomed to being in the spotlight. On May 23, the Dunnellon Middle School eighth-grader was right back in it, front and center when she was officially presented with the third-place plaque she won in CSPANs annual nationwide Student Cam competition. Futch, who will attend West Port High School and continue her education in video production, initially learned of the distinct honor March 6, but was presented with the award itself May 23 in front of classmates, district and city officials in the DMS Auditorium. It was really cool, Futch said. It was nice to have everyone here, Im just glad it went well. CSPAN officials combed through more than 1,200 entries earlier this year in search of the top 27 videos in the nation. At the end of the judging, Futchs video, Preparing to Become Responsible Voters, was chosen as one of the best in the nation. She made it into her own story, CSPANs Jennifer Curran said. She included superior interviews and really did a great job. Each of you should be very proud of her. In addition to the plaque she received, Futch was also awarded $750 and did a Skype interview with CSPAN, which aired in April; however, for those who didnt the original piece can still watch it online, Curran said. What Taylor might not realize is that 100 million people can watch CSPAN, Curran said of the daunting figure. That means her interview could have been seen by that many people. Futch was applauded by Principal Jane Ashman and city officials, who presented the teen with a student accommodation. We are extremely proud of your accomplishments, Ashman said about Futch, an honors student with a 3.6 GPA who will be dual enrolled at both West Port and the College of Central Florida. Mayor Fred Ward echoed that sentiment. Were very proud of you, we know your school is proud of you and we know your parents are very proud of you, Ward said. You have made Dunnellon very proud. Keep up the great work. And to the teachers here, we are very proud of you too. Keep up the great work. The ceremony was filmed for the school districts cable channel, to be aired at a date to be announced. Curran encouraged those in the audience to enter next year, giving them advance notice about the subject matter for next years contest: A Message to the President. It doesnt matter who is in office; your message to them is important because their decisions affect you, too, Curran said. Futch received a student commendation from Dunnellon Mayor Fred Ward and City Manager Lisa Algiere. Futch receives award from CSPAN official See DMS page 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Romeo Elementarys final days of the school year Romeo is winding down for the final days of the school year with a variety of activities. Wednesday, May 30 will see the cafeteria full of proud 5th grade students, parents, and dignitaries as students march in for DARE Graduation. Under the direction of Deputy Donna Blair, students will share essays about what they learned about the dangers of drug use. The program will conclude with students taking an oath to remain drug free. Friday, June 1, is a celebration day for 4th and 5th grade students. Fourth grade students who scored at least a level 3 on the statewide FCAT Writes exam, will celebrate their success with a picnic in the courtyard at 11 a.m. Fifth grade students will celeSee ROMEO page 14

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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 meetings The Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. Nar-Anon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday school classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 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 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. a long time turns out to be phony. While I am confessing here, I must confess that only one thing has turned out not to be disappointing. That one thing has been the Bible. It has been the only thing that has not let me down in life. I take great comfort in Psalms 119:105, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Many things disappoint me and I have given them up. I start each day with the only thing that will never let me down, that is the Word of God. I believe the Bible. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P .O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 TOP LEFT: Brittany Gorman, left, and Tia Love primp in front of the mirror after putting on their wigs before the Saturday evening show of Hallelujah Girls. ABOVE: Sugar Lee, Crystal and Carlene, played by Alysha Johnson, Heather Curtis and Brittany Gorman give Nita, played by Rachel Horne, a pep talk about how to deal with Ronnie, her deadbeat son. LEFT: The cast and crew of Hallelujah Girls, front row from left, are: drama teacher Dianne Sellner; middle row, Breanna Curtis, Brittany Gorman, Kayla McMann, Alysha Johnson, Rachel Horne, Heather Curtis; back row, Serenity Skillman, Rebecca Strobel, Amanda Ortman, Tia Love, Jacob Furr, George Lucin, Matt Torres, Diana Meier and Kaitlyn Hanley. ABOVE: Crystal, Nita, Mavis (played by Tia Love), Carlene and Sugar Lee have a toast to new beginnings as they accept the challenge of creating a day spa out of an old church in Eden Falls, Georgia. LEFT: Brittany Gorman gets aged by student makeup artist Dianna Meier prior to the Sunday performance of Hallelujah Girls. BELOW: Rachel Horne takes a picture of Kayla McMann and Tia Love intheir wigs and makeup before the Sunday performance of the Hallelujah Girls.

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BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending May 18: Summer Leagues: All summer leagues are now under way, and space is available for additional teams or individuals. For information, call the Center at 352-489-6933. Summer Open Bowling: Open bowling opportunities and specials are increased during the summer months. For information, call the Center at 352-4896933. Suncoast Seniors 9-Pin NoTap: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 342, 923; Ernie Wiemann 333, 838; June Williams 321, 881; Wanda Klik 300; Reda Portnoy 854. Scratch: Richard Fendenheim 300, 753; Nick Dicostanzo 278, 771; Reda Portnoy 233, 662; June Williams 229, 605. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Bill Sullivan 278; Bob Chester 275, 748; Shorty Williams 735; Kathy Calcagni 265; Andrea Kish 254, 719; Diane Mauck 691. Scratch: Bill Sullivan 212; Bob Chester 192; Norm Patch 522; Leon Wierzbinski 505; Kathy Calcagni 204, 489; Andrea Kish 166, 455. Bowlers of the Week: June Williams, 131 pins over her average, and Bob Desmeules, 173 pins over his average. GOLF SCORES Rainbow Springs LGA Results On Thursday, May 17, the LGA played two best balls of four tournament. The winners in the first flight were: Toni Bulson, Karen Mikulik, Sally Brunworth and Nancy Meyer. The winners in the second flight were: Pat Sorensen, Karin Hopkins, Shari Harris and Sherrie Schaefer. The winners in the third flight were: Gwen Baker, Katie Aufderheide, Rhea Raw and Diane McGrail. Birdies: Rhea Raw and Pat Sorensen. Chip-Ins: Rhea Raw, Pat Sorensen and Gwen Baker. Greenies: Rhea Raw, Pat Sorensen, Gwen Baker and Beth Stroble. On May 10, there were 10 LGA players who played Low Gross/Low Net. There was only one flight. First low gross: Janice Villa; first low net, Corinne Boos. Second low net: Nancy Meyer. Third low net, tie: Janice Botzenhart, Diane McGrail, M.A. Pletcher and Beth Stroble. Greenies: Janice Villa and Rhea Raw. GOLF SCORES 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. DHS baseball coach resigns to finish college degree Chasing the dream Continuity has always been a strong spot with the Dunnellon High School baseball program. In the past dozen years, there have been a total of four coaches whove guided the team. First there was Mike Payne Sr., followed by George Welch, then former Tiger standout Tommy Boss. When Boss departed for St. Johns Community College, officials didnt have to look far for a replacement. They went right after Dunnellon alum, Shane Baly, who had spent the previous five seasons working as an assistant with Boss. However, after just one season, Baly announced his resignation last week. His reason: the lure of completing his college degree was too much to ignore any longer. Baly said hell take classes at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He explained he has about a year and a half of classroom work left to complete his bachelors degree in History. He said he obtained his AA from St. Johns Community College and spent a year at the University of Auburn at Montgomery before a shoulder injury derailed his collegiate career. Im pretty excited, said Baly, who noted he has about a year and half of classroom work to finish before acquiring his Bachelor of Arts in History. Its something I need to do, and possibly get myself into coaching baseball in college afterward. Initially, when he joined Boss staff he had only intended to stay at Dunnellon to help coach his brother throughout his prep career. However, developing relationships with players year after year made it tough. Shane Baly Baly to attend USF, complete BA in American History See BASEBALL page 10 Former DHS standout attends Bengals Rookie Camp; hopes to play in NFL Not since Ernie Mills was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1990 NLF Draft, has a former Dunnellon High School graduate made it to the NFL. Taiedo Smith is hoping to change that. However, Smith, a former Tiger standout, will have to take a different route. The former defensive back for the University of Kentucky didnt hear his name called in April when NFL executives completed the three-day draft, nor did he sign a free agent contract once the dust settled from the frenzy of rookie free agent signings. What Smith got is a chance to show he can be a rookie contributor when the Cincinnati Bengals extended Smith an invitation to their Rookie Camp early this month. It was a great experience, Smith said of participating in the Rookie Camp. Overall, I think I did really well. I felt I held my own and competed well. Now, hes playing the waiting game. I wont know about a contract until OTAs or by the time training camp starts, he explained. You never know, and you have to wait, sometimes a week or two weeks. Smith who played safety in college was moved to corner during the camp, but he said he felt like he made the necessary adjustments during the three-day event. Having played in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for the past four years, he felt the speed of the practices was no different than what hed taken part of during his time in a Wildcat uniform. I do definitely think playing in the SEC helped, he said. Even though I played safety in college and played corner, I dont think the speed of the practices was a factor. It was what Ive been going up against the past four years; there were some others who were struggling with the speed, but it was just regular to me. I think having seen that, having been used to it, gave me a leg up on everybody else. Despite what he felt was a good showing, even Smith acknowledged he has to become more versatile to earn a spot in the ranks of the best professional football players in the world. For my first time really playing an outside corner position, I was getting a lot of work in, he said. Im still Photos courtesy of the University of KentuckyTaiedo Smith runs out of bounds after recording an interception against Tennessee, clinching a 10-7 victory over the Volunteers on his last collegiate play. Smith recently participated in the Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Camp. Despite going undrafted in April, the former Dunnellon High standout is hoping to latch on with an NFL team this summer. Camp Kiwanis continues unique program For more than 60 years, thousands of Marion County students have called Camp Kiwanis their temporary summer home. Once again, Camp Kiwanis will offer hundreds of local children a wilderness adventure in a cooperative overnight camping program sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and the Kiwanis Club of Ocala. The traditional program puts kids, ages 7 to 13, in a summer camp setting at Mill Dam Lake deep in the heart of The Ocala National Forest. The five-day camp offers a variety of activities including archery, swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, games, sports and more. Transportation to and from camp will be provided by a single bus on Mondays and Fridays. The bus will load and unload at Marion Technical Institute (1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala). Families in private vehicles may also transport their campers to and from Camp Kiwanis. This years program kicks off Monday mornings and run through Friday afternoons. Four one-week sessions are being offered June 18 to 22, June 25 to 29, July 2 to 6 and July 9 to 13. Space is available for 104 campers each week. Campers may attend more than one session if space is available. Meals, instruction, and accident insurance are included in the weekly fee of $200 per student. The Marion County School Board employs Camp Kiwanis staff members; the camp director is a school district administrator, instructors are teachers, and the counselors are local college and high school students. Camp Kiwanis started in 1948. Parents and students interested in Camp Kiwanis should log on to www.CampKiwanisOcala.com to download application forms. For more information, contact the camp clerk at 352-236-5401. Parents can register students online for summertime camp Smith is flanked by family members during Senior Day at the University of Kentucky this past fall. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SMITH page 10 R IVERLAND SPORTS 9 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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CALL TODAY AT 352-533-5034 Or visit us at: 20804 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL 34431 Monday Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. www.mygreenlightfl.com Coming Soon to CR 484 & SR 200! PHONE INTERNET TV-VIDEO getting a lot of work in. Smith, who measures at 6 feet and tips the scales at 200 pounds, said being a bigger cornerback could certainly have its advantages in the pro ranks. It did help me, he said of his size. I was the biggest corner there, but nobody outmuscled me at the line and they matched me up on the tight end a lot. Even if he doesnt earn a contract, Smith admitted hell try to earn another shot. He said many NFL personnel said it was important to keep playing if a player truly wants a shot at competing in the NFL. To keep playing means going north of the border to the Canadian Football League (CFL) or latching on with an Arena League Team. Its good to be playing football, a lot of people said you come back after a couple of years, but that the most important thing is to keep playing football, he said, noting he has had some initial conversations with a few CFL teams. Asked if a chance to latch on with NFL doesnt work out, would the CFL be an option and Smith said, I would hope so. He said he wont weigh any potential options until after teams begin training camps later this year. I think most of the teams know where theyre headed by June or by mid-June, said Smith, who completed his undergraduate degree in psychology a year and a half ago and has been working on his masters degree. But all I need is an opportunity. This has been my dream ever since I started playing. Id be blessed to have an opportunity with any team. All I need is a chance to prove I can play and belong. SMITH continued from page 9 You get those attachments to the kids and it makes it hard, Baly explained. This year, I made my decision. Part of it was, I wanted to see Shelby (Payne) finish through. I had his dad (Mike Payne Sr.) as a coach and I really wanted to be able to see Shelby finish and graduate. That was a big thing, kind of like a tribute to coach Payne, seeing his boy through. In his first and only season guiding the Tigers, the baseball team finished at 4-20-1 after having won three straight district championships, advancing as far as the Final Four in 2010. Despite a down season, Baly believes whoever takes over will be successful in the coming years. I think well be down a little, but then itll start picking up because our younger group is really good, Baly explained. So once they become sophomores and get experience, they really, really should help the program. Theres a good foundation for whoever it is they hire. Baly explained his long-term goal is to become a coach in the college ranks, hes hopeful acquiring his bachelors degree will lead down that road. He said hes hoping to become a student assistant for the Bulls baseball program, but isnt sure that will happen this year. No, my shoulder is shot. The chances of that happening are about zero, he said, laughing at the thought of returning to the ranks of college athletics. Its a nice thought, but no, my playing days are over. Bruce Wentz, the Dunnellon High School activities director, said the school hopes to have a replacement named in two to three weeks. BASEBALL continued from page 9 five-day camp offering a variety of activities including archery, swimming, arts and crafts, canoeing, games, sports and more. To learn more about Camp Kiwanis program please call 352-6252620 or check-out their website: www.CampKiwanisOcala.com. During the summer vacation we encourage our students to read just for the joy of it. Parents can add to this experience in several different ways: Read with your child. Read with feeling and emotion as you take turns reading. Have books available always! Make a trip to the library a routine. Going to the zoo or an amusement park over the summer? Go online before going and read about what you will be seeing and enjoying. Have older children read to younger children. Even as children grow older dont give up the routine of reading aloud before bedtime. Set the reading example! Be a reader yourself and let your child see reading for pleasure. We would like to repeat the information about the DMS 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 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 1,000,000 minutes read. DMS students can Read for the World Record from May 1st through Aug. 31. 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 in the Media Center. This is a fun reading challenge that everyone can do and how awesome if our students would put their school, Dunnellon Middle School, into the Guinness Book of World Records! We could do it! Box Tops for Education please save them for us! The little coupon adds up quickly and goes a long way in the purchase of school supplies. Thank you for your support this year and we hope you will continue to drop off your Box Tops for Education either at the Front Desk of Building #1 or in our Discipline Office in Building #10. We invite the entire Dunnellon community to save Box Tops for Education for us, student not required! Reminder to Parents: Incoming 7th grade students must have their shot records up to date to attend school in August of 2012. If you have any questions regarding this please call the office at: 352-465-6720. This is our final DMS Riverland newspaper article for the 2011 school year and we the Administration and Staff of Dunnellon Middle School would like to say thank you to our students, parents and community for your support. We are proud of all the positive contributions each and every person who comes to DMS daily provides and the caring guidance given to every young person who walks through our doors. Dunnellon Middle School has enjoyed an exciting and successful year and we look forward to many more wonderful success stories to share with you in the 2012 school year. On behalf of the entire staff of Dunnellon Middle School we wish our Dunnellon community a wonderful and safe summer. We will see you back at school on Monday, Aug. 20. 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The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard performed Monday, May 14, in the 10th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition in Washington D.C. MCSO placed first out of 17 teams representing law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Each team has eight members. The three-part competition includes a team inspection (MCSO took first), a color guard presentation (MCSO took first), and an exhibition/drill (MCSO took first). For the first time, MCSOs Honor Guard included in their routine a tribute to Marion Countys fallen officers by hanging embroidered black sashes on our countys flag representing each fallen brother. Their routine was eight minutes long and they have been practicing since February 2012. Prior to the competition, the teams had the opportunity to escort family members of fallen officers from the airport to their hotels to commemorate Fallen Officer Memorial Week. On Tuesday, May 15, the top three honor guard teams lined up at the Capitol to meet President Barack Obama. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 11 000A8NZ 000BJ38 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 ? In Need Of Customers? 0 0 0 B L 1 A NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Serious Big Boy Toys Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Golf Cart Sales & Service A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com 000BKXU Board Certified for Over 25 Years Salon & Day Spa BODY WRAPS Call 465-2210 or walk-in Ask About Our Permanent Make Up With 20 Years Experience, Medically Trained & Fully Licensed. 100% Safe and Effective Treats Unsightly Cellulite Not A Water Loss No Perspiration or Exercise Cleans the Body of Toxins and Impurities Lose Inches On First Visit! Lose 5 to 15 Total Inches in One Hour! Ask About Our Special Package Pricing! Call or Stop In For FREE Consultation TODAY!! DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000BKWO Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Solution to puzzle on page 7 Dunnellon Community Thrift ShopSue Plummer, long time winter Dunnellon resident, was presented a certificate of excellence May 15 by the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop for her dedication to the shops goals and for sharing so graciously of her talents. Her artistic work can be seen on the red bench which graces our front porch, the yellow back door flower scenes, and several signs displayed throughout the shop. In addition, Plummer is an extraordinary talented seamstress who measures and prices fabric and notions, sews many items for the shop, paints and makes covers for numerous chairs and stools. Shes also the one we count on to check out donated sewing machines to be sure theyre in working order before putting them up for sale. Plummer has been actively involved in the Dresses and Britches for African Children project and when she returns to Michigan for the summer, volunteers at a thrift shop there. Shes been an active member of our organization for over ten years and its our pleasure to honor her as our Volunteer of the Month. Sue Plummer recipient of Mays Volunteer of the Month Photograph by Joann McCulloughSue Plummer receiving her certificate of excellence on Tuesday, May 15. MCSO Honor Guard Special to the Riverland News

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 ABOVE: Casey Donahue from Dunnellon participated in the annual Rainbow River Clean-Up for the first time May 19, taking to the water in an inflatible raft. Donahue said he signed up during Boomtown Days with several friends. FAR RIGHT: Chuck Warren hauls a tire and woodframe from a dock he found at the bottom of the river. The Venice-native was a college roommate of Jerry Rogers, vice president of RRC. RIGHT: A turtle sunbathes itself while resting on a log. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSue Rossi, left, and Ashley Cannon look over the trash volunteers collected recently during the annual Rainbow River Clean-Up, which was sponsored by Rainbow River Conservation Inc. RRC has sponsored river clean-ups since 1980. For more information about the RRC, visit www.Rainbow RiverConservation.com. ABOVE: Brandon Evans and his sister, Alexandria, ride in a canoe with their father, Matthew Holden, as the three of them partipcate in the river clean-up. BOTTOM: Volunteers used a variety of methods to find trash in the bottom of the river. Here, this volunteer donned snorkeling equipment while being pulled on a ski rope searching for trash. LEFT: An Egret sits perched atop a duck box. Tires, timber and other assorted trash was pulled from the Rainbow River May 19, as hoards of volunteers needed to help with in the annual clean-up, taking to the water in boats, kayaks and canoes. Debris collected was brought back to Rio Vista Park, where volunteers were provided with food and refreshments Prizes were awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered (a homemade crack pipe). Rainbow River Conservation Inc. has sponsored river cleanups since 1980. For more information about RRC mission statement, visit www.RainbowRiver Conservation.com.

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Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702.River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Annie W. Johnson needs items for programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives 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. Workforce Connection will hold a job fair on Tuesday, June 5 for those interested in applying for positions with Granny NANNIES, a company specializing in assisted home care. Granny NANNIES is hiring Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs). Applicants are directed to apply in person from 1 to 5 p.m. at Workforce Connection, 1003 E. Inverness Blvd., in Inverness. Granny NANNIES provides home care in Citrus and Hernando counties for the elderly, disabled adults and individuals of any age with special needs. For more information, call 352-637-2223 or 800434-JOBS (5627). 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ROMEO continued from page 6 Workforce Connection job fair June 5 for Granny NANNIES COMMUNITY BRIEFS CEO of Progress EnergyFlorida. We are proud to support programs that engage and excite students about energy, alternative energy and energy efficiency. Our support of career academies will pay huge dividends when the students who benefit from these programs join the workforce and become active participants in our communities. The Progress Energy Foundation provided funding to 18 education foundations throughout its service territory to support math and science education programs with an emphasis on those that include energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental education. Education foundations from Alachua, Citrus, Gulf, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties received funding. 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Lien Notices Lien Notices 250-0607 RIV McGaha, Barbara Jean 2012-CP-267 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-267 Division: F IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA JEAN MCGAHA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 000BL17 Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insuranceIf interested come to the Meadowcrest Plant between 1 and 2 am, drive around to the back and ask for a district manager.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal RiverIT REALLY PAYS TO WORK FOR THE R O U T E S R O U T E S S ROUTES A V A I L A B L E A V A I L A B L E AVAILABLE Great Part-time job for EXTRA CASH! N O W ! N O W ! NOW!! 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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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBICATION 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 31, 2012. Personal Representative: Troy J. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. 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The club currently meets at its clubhouse at the corner of Cedar and McKinney streets. Its members actively support the following groups and organizations: The Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon; the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Center; Food 4 Kids Inc.; Kimberlys Cottage; Operation Shoe Box; Annie W. Johnson Senior Center; Dunnellon Public Library; Covenant Childrens Home; Homeless Children & Youth Program; annual scholarship to a high school senior. Above: Members enjoy a salad bar luncheon recently for the 90th anniversary celebration in which the club presented two local high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. Right: Past presidents who attended the recent 90th anniversary celebration, from left, were: Lesley Mack, Susan Taylor, Edythe Hulbert and Treva Matthews. Womens Club celebrates 90th anniversary Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, May 31, 2012 Vol 30 No. 32 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Friends preparing for June book saleThe Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, will host the June Jubilee book sale through June 30. All proceeds from the store and other sales are for the benefit of the Dunnellon Public Library. All hardcover books are $1; paperbacks, large and small, are 25 cents each. This sale does not include specially priced books. The Book Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the library at 438-2520.Murder mystery party on tapTickets are now on sale for the Murder Mystery Party "Death is a Caberret Ol' Chum, sponsored by the players of the Dunnellon Depot and the Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The show will be at 7 p.m. June 16 in the parish hall. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7. Tickets are a $10 donation, which includes light refreshments. Tickets are available in the church office. For more information, call 489-3166.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. Also, the Annie Johnson Thrift Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 465-7957. Report: Electrical problem caused fire Fire investigators closed the books on their investigation into what caused an early morning blaze April 16, which destroyed the Lakhanis 17-year-old business, causing half a million dollars in damage. The fire, which destroyed the Sunoco Gas Station at 10211 N. U.S. 41, was ruled accidental, stated a report by the Florida State Fire Marshals office. The cause of the blaze, which consumed most of the 2,400square-foot building, was caused by faulty electrical wiring near or in the breaker box. Exactly where the fire started could not be determined, said Deborah Cox, a spokeswoman with the state Fire Marshals office. It was impossible to pinpoint the exact point of origin, she explained, noting they were able to determine it was part of a 220-volt Investigation into blaze that destroyed gas station complete For 21-year-old Chelsea Redd, shes always dreamed big. As a freshman at Dunnellon High School in 2005, Redd was selected as People to People Student Ambassador and spent weeks traveling to New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, earning Honorable Mention Student Ambassador of the year accolades. The 2009 Dunnellon High graduate is currently working on completing her Associate of Arts degree in anthropology at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Redd plans to have it done by December, where she has her sights set on enrolling at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her long-term goal is earn a degree in anthropology, become Cultural Anthropologist and live in Africa. However, she might be making an addition to her list, especially after spending three months in Washington, D.C., serving as a student intern at the U.S. Department of State Office of Civil Rights. She learned about the opportunity online, applying for position through usajobs.gov. I applied, did all of the paperwork and then had to go through the clearance process, she explained, noting the process was extensive and lengthy. Redd said she applied last July and learned in late November she was acOfficer rises in rank In two and half years as a member of the Dunnellon Police Department, Bruce Robbie Arnold has made quite the impact within the department. Within his first year on the job, Arnold wrapped up one highprofile case, the armed robbery at SunTrust Bank in which the suspect, Todd Kobielus, confessed to the SunTrust robbery as well as the one at Capital City Bank in Citrus Springs. Kobielus struck a plea deal, agreeing to a 20year prison sentence. He capped his first on the department by being selected as the agencys Officer of the Year. Arnold earned another accolade later in 2011, being honored with Brian Lutz Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, which is named after a Marion County K-9 officer who was slain in the line of duty. Arnold is the lone officer from the Dunnellon agency to win the prestigious accolade. Now, Arnold can add another honor to his personnel file, and a stripe to his sleeve. The one-time U.S. Marine, who spent one year serving in Iraq during the second Gulf War, recently was promoted to the rank of corporal. Arnold had served as acting corporal for the previous nine months before passing a rigorous test, which included a written exam and oral board with Woman completes internship with State Department Dunnellon resident applied for federal position online See INTERNSHIP page 3 Dunnellon resident Chelsea Redd recently completed a three-month internship with the U.S. State Department.Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ARNOLD page 3 Memorial Day tribute ABOVE: Boy Scouts Austin Hatfield and R yan Burns carry flags to place on veterans graves at the Dunnellon Community Cemetery on May 26. LEFT: Ralph Guckenberger walks the perimeter of the Dunnellon Community Cemeter y looking for veterans graves on May 26. BELOW: On Sunday May 28, Bea F ischer places a flag in the wreath to honor each of the recently deceased veterans whose name were read by Chaplain Eugene Thomas during a Memorial Day Observance ceremony at the American Legion post. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Bruce Arnold JEFF BRYAN Riverland News File photoInvestigators determined an electrical problem started the fire that destroyed the Sunoco Gas Station. See ELECTRICAL page 3

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line. It may have just been before the breaker box itself, but the damage was so extensive, we just were unable to pinpoint it. According to the report, investigators came to following conclusions about the fire: Weather did not cause the fire. The fire originated in the southeast quadrant of the store. The walk-in cooler was not the origin of the fire. The inoperable free-standing cooler and freezer were not the origin of the fire. There is no information; observed or inferred that implicates the bathrooms as the area of origin of the fire. The fire patterns and damage to structural components of the building tend to reveal a fire originating in the area of the master breaker box, which was affixed to the interior east wall of the structure. The damage to the master breaker box, both internally and externally is significant. Further, a failure of this device is a competent ignition source. The previous loss of phase of the power line associated with this device is significant. The point of origin of the fire is the 220-volt line or associated electrical components within the building. The point of origin is within the building. According to the report, investigators wrote in detail about the extent of the fire damage inside the building: The breaker box exhibited extreme fire and heat damage. Additionally, the rear and side areas of the breaker box exhibited extreme arc damage, particularly in the area of the 220-volt inlet. The conduit associated with the 220-volt line exhibited extreme melting and arc damage, included areas within the conduit in the wall. The damage to the rear of the breaker box is significant and is consistent with prolonged heat and arcing activity, to the extent that the metal case of the breaker box had been consumed in electrical arcing activity. An examination of the interior of the box reveled extreme to complete fire and heat damage. A secondary breaker box, possibly associated with a branch line had failed and fallen to the floor in the vicinity of the primary breaker box. This item exhibited severe to extreme fire and heat damage. Additionally, the interior breaker mechanisms had been exposed to prolonged heat to the extent the Bakelite had been powered. The damage to the interior and exterior of the secondary breaker box is consistent with exposure to radiant heat and there were no indications of a failure associated with this device. The east interior wall of the structure was the most damaged area of the store, the report stated. Additionally, roof supports, beams and other roof associated materials had been consumed in the fire. The interior portions of the east wall had failed in several places and the structural integrity of the wall is compromised in this area. This is the area of most structural damage in the building. Three-quarters of the east interior wall is occupied by a walk-in cooler. The exterior and interior of the cooler was examined. The cooler or its cooling components were not the source of the fire. The door to the walk-in cooler was examined and it exhibited severe to moderate fire and heat damage. The lintel over the door had been compromised as a result of heat damage. The insulated door to the cooler was examined and reveled that the greatest amount of heat and fire damage occurred to the exterior (south-facing) portions of the door. This is consistent with the fire and heat damage associated with the southeast corner of the building. The cooler door was in the closed position at the time of the fire. The south interior side exhibited complete to extreme fire and heat damage. The interior southeast corner was presumably a bathroom. The bathroom area exhibited complete to extreme fire and heat damage. This corner and an area extending northward along the east interior wall, which is the back wall of the structure, were the most heavily damaged areas of the structure. cepted for the 10-week program. Yet, what was supposed to be 10 weeks, turned into 12. They gave me an extension, she explained. They actually offered me a full-time position, but I really wanted to finish school. I miss the money, but I really want to get my education first then think about going back. Redd said the experience was eye-opening from both a personal and professional stand point. Growing up as a self-described military brat, she was taught at an early age to call everyone sir or maam. Being in the workforce, you quickly learned you called everyone by their name, she said. That took some getting used to. But I feel like I have the chance to go back to work there, because I felt like I established a professional relationship with everyone. During the three months Redd served as an intern, she worked in the Intake and Resolution Section, which handles all complaints surrounding employment discrimination in both the informal/counseling process and the formal complaint process. The Intake and Resolution section manages the departments Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program and the counseling program. Redd said any employee or applicant who believes he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or reprisal for protected EEO activity. Wow, it was very intense, she said of the process. There was a lot of information that you have to take in. You have to be dedicated for that section, be committed to helping people and have a lot of patience. Some people can be a little irrational, but you still have to go through the process. Learning how to take in the information was so complex. Regulations change all the time and if you didnt follow procedures, it could be a problem, because you have to make sure you cover everything about what the person has filed a grievance about. You have to be very accurate or the agency can be in a lot of trouble. Learning to adjust to being back in a big city did take time for Redd, who was accustomed to growing up on large military bases. It had been a while since Ive been in a city, it was a bit of culture shock, she said. Im used to a slow pace. But there, they have the metro, the buses, the traffic the high traffic. Thank goodness, I didnt drive to work. The lone disappointment about the position, if one would call it a disappointment, would be not meeting the No. 1 boss of the whole organization Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. I worked around the corner from her, on the same floor, but she was almost always gone, Redd said. But it wasnt though she never saw her. She received the chance to her speak at the Dean Acheson Auditorium, which is located on first floor of the State Department. I was 12 rows away from the front, she said with a smile. I saw her. Redd said she considers the former first lady as a role model. I like her demeanor, she always has this poise when she speaks and shes very open to suggestions, Redd said. She likes to help. Based on what Ive seen, I admire that. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 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. 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Im eager to be able to learn from them, as well as those I have the opportunity to oversee. I believe the time I spent serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and the training I received there will be beneficial in my new role at the police department. That is one of many aspects Chief Joanne Black believes will make him a strong leader in the department. He is an asset to this department and through his knowledge and experience, not only as an officer but a Marine, he was able to advance in his career and has the ability to mentor other officers under his command, Black said. Despite his past accolades and achievements, Arnold said he has much to learn as he progresses in his law enforcement career. Im still learning, you learn everyday in this job, Arnold said. I look forward to continue learning and serving the citizens of Dunnellon. ARNOLD continued from page 1 INTERNSHIP continued from page 1 ELECTRICAL continued from page 1

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River views Fight back Rainbow Springs-Country Club Estates residentsAre you unhappy with all the coercion, threats and fist waving coming out of Dunnellon City Hall? How would you like to tell Lisa Algiere and Fred Ward to take a long walk on a short pier? Letters to residents and newspaper articles have detailed in depth all the dire consequences we face because we have had the temerity to drill irrigation wells. Terms like backflow preventer and cross connection have been bandied about by people who are ignorant of Florida law and applications of same. There actually is no Florida statute dealing with cross connections and backflow preventers. FL DEP, Section 62-555.360, issued as amended Aug. 28, 2003, is an administrative code. Subsection three deals with c-c & bfp as part of a potable public water supply. There is no mention of private water systems (wells). The DEP authorized form for public water systems to establish a Policy on Control of Backflow and Cross Connections, Section 1.1.1 stipulates that this is to protect the potable water supply, while Section 1.2.1 stipulates that PWSs are responsible for the public potable water distribution system. Nowhere in Florida regulations is there a statement about installing backflow preventers on private water systems (wells). The sole intent of the code is to protect public potable water supplies. Our wells with submersible pumps have wonderful backflow prevention built into them a check valve on the pump and normally closed solenoid valves on the irrigation legs. Our homes have one design flaw, which Lisa and Fred can exploit to get their minions on your property and stick you with a backflow preventer, which must be replaced every five years: an expensive, radio broadcast water meter and who knows how many costly inspections. Hoses, which run on municipal water, are considered cross connections. The hose bibs (sill cocks where I come from), on the outside of the house, must be disconnected and capped. New hose bibs, when connected to your well, cannot be cross connections. They are easily installed while a well is being drilled. Otherwise, it will require a plumber but will be worth it quickly. I do not have hose bibs connected to a public potable water system, so Im inviting Lisa and Fred to come on our property, once, to see the lack of a cross connection, and then take a long walk on that short pier. Dan Techentin Rainbow SpringsFood pantry thanks residents for donationsMany thanks to our Dunnellon postal workers and area residents for their selfless contribution to the recent food drive. Our church food ministry was one among many recipients and we greatly appreciate all food items we received and are able to distribute to those in need. Mission Possible Ministries Arms of Mercy is open from 8 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday monthly.Cheryl Caudle, director Mission Possible Ministries Arms of Mercy Editor needs a healthy overhaul Grumpy People Since I have started my fitness kick over a year and a half ago, I have met a lot of people. By now you know I am the type of person who will talk to anyone. In my quest to meet true Floridians I ask people where they are from. I look for ways to see how we are alike as humans. Are they from a state I visited? Are they from my home state? Do we know the same people? Do we share the same interests? For instance I was at the Post Office mailing something to my sister in Amherst, Ohio. Fred the guy behind the counter has a cousin that lives in Amherst. It turned out that his cousin and my sister taught Sunday school together. It is a very small world. You may ask am I using my friendliness as an excuse too stop and rest or if it is a genuine curiosity? Some days it is a little of both. For the most part I have narrowed down the people I meet into three categories. The first are my favorite people the friendly folk. Gloria and her sister-in-law from England are a prime example of friendly folk. They are walkers too. In fact Gloria and my niece Carolyn were my inspiration for getting in shape. After breaking her leg Gloria walks with a limp. She has been walking for years. I figure if she can walk with a pronounced and painful looking limp I can get off my butt and walk. I see a few people on bikes. Vinny is always looking for a breeze since he doesnt have air conditioning. There is a young man that rides a bright green Regions bike. He always gives me a high five or thumbs up. I get a wave from the early birds like the gentleman at the Tiger Car wash or the folks at Dunnellon Tire and Auto. Dottie from Pavarottis gives me a honk and a wave when she drops off Julianna at school. Nice friendly happy people. They make this world a pleasant place to be. The second group of people is what I call the stranger danger type. The alarm bells go off. Give them their distance. There is one guy in a green truck with dark blue/black stripes that likes to pull into whatever space I am walking by. He goes out of his way to do this, making u-turns and slowing down. Then he stares at me. Didnt your mom teach you its not polite to stare? He may be totally harmless but I am not taking any chances. Say hi or introduce yourself. Otherwise it is creepy to stalk a woman walking alone. Luckily there are only a few others that I say hi to and move on. Some people give off the dont mess with me vibe and I pay attention. The last category of people is the one I understand the least, the grumpy and miserable people. I often see a woman on a bicycle. I say Good Morning. She doesnt make eye contact or acknowledge I am alive. I see her everyday. I know some people arent morning people. How hard is it to look some one in the eye and say hello? Maybe she is blind, deaf or autistic. Another regular is a guy who lives down the street from me. I have to drive by his house to get out of my development. I wave and I wave. He looks directly at me and Nothing! Nada! Zip! Zilch! I want to stop the car 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, Thursday, May 31, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS TIME TO SMILE THE JERSEY GIRL Ihad another story all ready to go for this week. Then I heard the most horrific story Ive ever heard in my entire life. And I felt so passionately about it that I knew I had to write about it and put my feelings down on paper. I still may not ever forget it. A mother shot her four teenage children this week down in Orlando. Now that right there is horrible enough without any details. But when I tell you that they didnt die with the first shots and she shot each one at least four times how does that make you feel? When I tell you that she called them back in from the neighbors house so she could finish killing them doesnt that just send a chill down your spine? And when I tell you that she then turned the gun around and shot herself, doesnt that just make you sick to your stomach? It has been hard to get this story out of my head since I heard it on the news last week. Tears run down my face every time I think about it. I just cannot fathom something like this happening. I just cannot imagine hurting your children, let alone killing your children. Things like this arent supposed to happen. It is breaking my heart right now. A mothers job is to protect her child. She is the one that keeps the bad things away. What would make a person do something like this? Theres no doubt it was mental illness. I mean, no woman in her right mind could harm her children. I imagine just a few short weeks ago they were celebrating Mothers Day together. And I know this is not the first time weve heard a story like this one. And unfortunately it wont be the last. But something about this one really struck my heart. Maybe because they were teenagers and knew what was happening? Maybe because she called them back into the house? Or maybe because nobody could save them? I remember when my grandson was a toddler I was strapping him into his swing and I pinched the skin on his little belly. He howled, I cried and I was upset about it all day. I can still remember the way I felt. And that tiny red mark haunted me all day. Some people dont deserve to be parents. And then there are the unfortunate ones that want a child so bad and cannot conceive. Every child deserves to be loved, protected and nurtured. In a perfect world they all would be. Part of me wants to hear more about this story. Part of me wants to know the details, what was the reason behind this crime and what this woman was going through. But the other side cannot hear one more word about it. I just have to write about it and try to forget it. I hope these children are at peace now. And I hope their family and friends can find a way to live without them. Sorry to my readers. I know I usually try to write a light-hearted pick-me-up story but I just couldnt let this one go. I hope you forgive me and I also hope this story touched everyone the way it did me. And if somebody we know is in this kind of pain we must step in and protect the children at all costs. Horrific story While Im still a couple of years from hitting a birthday milestone, Im slowly learning that Im not the spry young pup I once was. Frankly, it sucks getting old, and I feel like Im falling apart. Sure, it could be worse, but it could be a lot better. Perhaps its my own doing, I dont work out or exercise or whatever folks are calling it today, and theres a new fad about healthy, whatever that is. I firmly believe that will kill people, after all, most of the folks reading this probably remember Jim Fixx, the jogging guru from the 1970s. He died from a heart attack, while running. I rest my case. OK, I know Im wrong here, but thats not the point. Exercise is important; I just dont get enough of it. Kind of odd especially considering a couple of certain boys who believe running laps around the yard is enjoyment, pure unadulterated bliss, if you will. They make it seem like theyre the drill instructors at a Marine Corps boot camp. Im not sure if I want to blow chunks or curl up in a fetal position, start sucking my thumb and crying for my mommy. Um, OK, so maybe I wouldnt go that far ... then again, its not like Id really admit to it. What I have learned in the past few years is that I need to start exercising moderately, eating better and, of course, that means vegetables. Eh, gads! I realize there are some folks who can graze all day on fruits and vegetables, but I also believe God created cows, pigs and chickens so I could grill em, with an adult beverage in hand. That my friends, is part of the American Culture: man, meat, grill and a cold drink. Secondly, Dennis Leary said it best when he noted broccoli is a side dish folks, always has been, always will be. Then again, that might not be entirely true. Still, what Ive learned after a week of vacation is that Im no spring chicken. Being dragged into the pool for countless hours by two boys, dragged around a theme park for hours as they went nonstop, I learned I need to kick it up a notch to keep pace with them. So, maybe it is time to start savoring a big bowl of sprouts. Then again, were not going on vacation anytime soon, so can someone pass the remote and bag of Doritos? I think I need a break. Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan Audrey Beem See S MILE page 10

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Imust make a confession. It has taken me a long time to get to the place where I am willing and comfortable to make such an admission. I think some of my friends will be shocked at what I have to say. I think it is time I come clean and confess. Sort of, clean the air, so to speak. Simply put, I used to believe in leprechauns. I know that comes as a shock to all of my friends. At a distance, I look like a very reasonable, well-adjusted person. And the further away the better I look. The same thing goes with my distant relatives. The more distant they are the more I like them. Nobody would suspect that I had such a problem. You cannot tell what burdens people are carrying just by looking at them. It all came to me by way of reading books. When I was a young person, I read many books that had to do with leprechauns, rainbows and pots full of gold at the end of those rainbows. I was young and nave at the time and believed everything I read. Once while my father was sleeping on the couch I ask him if he believed in leprechauns and he grunted in such a way that I took it to mean that he also believed in them. If you cannot trust your father while he is sleeping, who in the world can you trust? Many a day I spent in the woods at the end of our property looking for leprechauns. I can testify that they are rather elusive creatures but several times, I almost caught one. They always were just a few seconds quicker than I was. I looked where I thought they were but they were nowhere to be found. Do not get me wrong here. I was never frustrated in my fruitless search of leprechauns. There is no better way to spend a day in the woods than searching for the elusive leprechaun. I began to think what I would do if I actually caught one. Then what would I do in the woods? It is always better to seek and not find than to find something and have to quit the seeking. I think it is something like fishermen. Few fishermen really fish for fish. They fish so they can go home and brag about the one that got away. It is hard to brag about the fish you caught and then there is the messy job of cleaning those fish. No, it is better to have fished and not caught anything than to have fished and caught something that you have to take home and clean. Such was my thoughts concerning my leprechaun pursuit. Many an evening I entertained my parents with the exciting exploits of searching and almost catching a leprechaun today. I am sure they got tired of hearing, but I never tired of telling. Then the time came when I really had to face the facts. After almost a decade of diligently searching for leprechauns, I had to conclude that they were simply a figment of my imagination. And you know what happens to figs if you keep them around for a long time. I had to realize there were no such creatures as leprechauns. I must confess that it was a rather sad day for me. It was the beginning of many sad days like this. For instance, the day I realized Santa Claus was not real. Every year I diligently prepared my Christmas list starting out with, Dear Ole Santa, and dictated my list of Christmas hopefuls. Often I would sit on his lap and carefully read my list to him. The last time I did this my wife made me get off his lap. Something about being too big or something like that. To my recollection, he never made good on any of those requests. Jolly old soul? Phooey! Then there was the Easter Bunny. This had me for quite a while. After all, I love the chocolate Easter bunnies he brought me along with the rest of the candy. Unlike Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny was very generous in dousing me with candy galore. I truly hated putting the Easter Bunny away. Probably the last one I will mention would be when a politician says, I feel your pain. At first, I thought this was a genuine concern for my state of affairs. When I found out he was just playing me in his political theater I wanted him to feel some more of my pain. Pondering this I begin to realize that many things that I have believed in turned out not to be true. It is quite disconcerting when something you have believed in for Margaret Jane Polter, 92Margaret Jane Polter, 92, of Dunnellon, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 8, 1920 and was married to Gerald Alvin Polter for 72 years. She is survived by her children, John and wife, Charlene Polter of Ocala, Sue (Dobson) and husband, Larry Kyle of Gillette Wyo., and Linda and husband, Curtis McKeown of Citrus Springs; 6 grandchildren, Gale and husband, Orville Hill of Texas, Anne Marie (Dobson) and husband, Steven Berry of Citrus Springs, Chris and wife, Mary Ann Polter of Ocala, Stephanie (McKeown) and husband, Benton Gardner of Citrus Springs, Cori (McKeown) Boney of Crystal River and Scott and wife, Tawnie Dobson of Sheridan Wyo.; 14 great-grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Steven Hill, Brady Berry, Brien Polter, John Christopher Polter, Amber Collins, James Collins, Ethan Gardner, Jack Gardner, Collin Boney, Caralyn Boney, Mikel Dobson, Kole Dobson, and Trace Dobson; 2 great-greatgrandchildren, Eric Flores and Abriana Flores. She was preceded in death by her parents John Vincent Cooper Sr. and Autha Mae Bueno Cooper. She was a home maker and worked beside her husband for her adult life farming in Ohio before moving to Florida 1958. They owned a chicken farm in Longwood, Fla. until 1970 and moved to Crystal River in 1971 where she and Gerald owned a chicken farm in Homosassa. They moved to Dunnellon in 1978 and operated Dunnellon Ace Hardware until she retired with Gerald. Margaret was a member of the Eastern Star while living in Ohio. She was a member of the Dunnellon United Methodist Church. Visitation was on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Services were held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home. Interment followed immediately at Dunnellon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Citrus County Hospice. On line condolences may be made at www.robertsofdunnellon.com. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon provided information. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 5 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 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. 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 000BKW9 11371 N. Williams St., Suite 1 11371 N. Williams St., Suite 1 11371 N. Williams St., Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 Shampoo & Cuts starting as low as $16.00 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie & Ron 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 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 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 000BD92 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000BD9C for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith Gem Galleria Jewelers 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 000AUI1 JESUS, The Rock Of Our Foundation A SPIRIT FILLED FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 19460 Pennsylvania Ave. (Highway 484) Dunnellon, FL 34432 One Block East of the Rainbow River Bridge Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Tuesday Worship 7:00 PM Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 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 GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 CANADIAN MEDS 000BL6G Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs OBITUARY Pastor used to believe in Leprechauns OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 7

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS 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, call 489-5954. Womans Club of Dunnellon awards scholarships Leeann Callejas, second from right, a senior at Dunnellon Christian Academy, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Womans Club of Dunnellon. Pictured, from left, are: Susan Taylor, president; Kristy Nelson, DCA principal; Callejas mother, Janet; Callejas; and Treva Matthews, scholarship committee chairwoman. Madeline Tourne, second from right, a senior at Dunnellon High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Womans Club of Dunnellon. Pictured, from left, are: Susan Taylor, president; Callejas father, Edison; Tourne; and Treva Matthews, scholarship committee chairwoman. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News Teachers, students to be Energized with $15k grant OCALA The Public Education Foundation of Marion County has won a $15,000 grant from Progress Energy to support science, technology, engineering and energy curriculum in Marion County Public Schools. The SEEK a Challenge grant provides training for teachers, experimental learning opportunities for students, and career awareness through field experiences and mentor coaching. Secondary teachers in Marion County Public Schools will participate in the grant funding this month for next school year. This grant provides opportunities for teachers and students to study, practice and connect to the energy and technology workforce through Progress Energy. The Progress Energy Foundation will invest $500,000 this year to fund energy education classroom projects as well as workforce development at high school career academies throughout Florida The funds will support public-education foundations, science centers and career academies. Over the past 10 years, the Progress Energy Foundation has invested $17 million to assist education initiatives in Florida. Every dollar we contribute to education is an investment in the future of our state, said Vincent Dolan, president and Special to the Riverland News Funding comes through Progress Energy Foundation Winding down the school year Dunnellon Middle School students will enjoy Early Release at 1:40 p.m. during the last three days of school on Monday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6. This is two hours earlier than normal. On Friday, June 1 DMS begins the Common End of Course Exams (CEOCE Part # 2). The CEOCE exams will continue through to the last day of school on Wednesday, June 6. We would like to stress that these are important year-end tests and ask our parents to ensure your child is in school on time and has enjoyed a good breakfast. The block test schedule is as follows: Friday, June 1 Block #7 Normal School Hours Monday, June 4 Blocks #2 and #4 Early Release Day Tuesday, June 5 Blocks #1 and #3 Early Release Day Wednesday, June 6 Blocks #5 and #6 Early Release Day Final Report Cards will be ready for pickup at Dunnellon Middle School on Monday, June 18. The FFA State Convention will be Orlando beginning on Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, June 29. Summer office hours at Dunnellon Middle School will begin on Monday, June 11 and run through Friday, Aug. 10. The DMS Offices will be open Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. Office hours are 8 to 11 a.m. in the morning and 1 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Our offices will be closed during the week of Monday, July 2 through Thursday, July 5. Camp Kiwanis will once again be offering week long camping sessions this summer beginning Monday, June 18. Their program is a See GRANT page 14 National spotlight National spotlight Taylor Futch still hasnt grown accustomed to being in the spotlight. On May 23, the Dunnellon Middle School eighth-grader was right back in it, front and center when she was officially presented with the third-place plaque she won in CSPANs annual nationwide Student Cam competition. Futch, who will attend West Port High School and continue her education in video production, initially learned of the distinct honor March 6, but was presented with the award itself May 23 in front of classmates, district and city officials in the DMS Auditorium. It was really cool, Futch said. It was nice to have everyone here, Im just glad it went well. CSPAN officials combed through more than 1,200 entries earlier this year in search of the top 27 videos in the nation. At the end of the judging, Futchs video, Preparing to Become Responsible Voters, was chosen as one of the best in the nation. She made it into her own story, CSPANs Jennifer Curran said. She included superior interviews and really did a great job. Each of you should be very proud of her. In addition to the plaque she received, Futch was also awarded $750 and did a Skype interview with CSPAN, which aired in April; however, for those who didnt the original piece can still watch it online, Curran said. What Taylor might not realize is that 100 million people can watch CSPAN, Curran said of the daunting figure. That means her interview could have been seen by that many people. Futch was applauded by Principal Jane Ashman and city officials, who presented the teen with a student accommodation. We are extremely proud of your accomplishments, Ashman said about Futch, an honors student with a 3.6 GPA who will be dual enrolled at both West Port and the College of Central Florida. Mayor Fred Ward echoed that sentiment. Were very proud of you, we know your school is proud of you and we know your parents are very proud of you, Ward said. You have made Dunnellon very proud. Keep up the great work. And to the teachers here, we are very proud of you too. Keep up the great work. The ceremony was filmed for the school districts cable channel, to be aired at a date to be announced. Curran encouraged those in the audience to enter next year, giving them advance notice about the subject matter for next years contest: A Message to the President. It doesnt matter who is in office; your message to them is important because their decisions affect you, too, Curran said. Futch received a student commendation from Dunnellon Mayor Fred Ward and City Manager Lisa Algiere. Futch receives award from CSPAN official See DMS page 10 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Romeo Elementarys final days of the school year Romeo is winding down for the final days of the school year with a variety of activities. Wednesday, May 30 will see the cafeteria full of proud 5th grade students, parents, and dignitaries as students march in for DARE Graduation. Under the direction of Deputy Donna Blair, students will share essays about what they learned about the dangers of drug use. The program will conclude with students taking an oath to remain drug free. Friday, June 1, is a celebration day for 4th and 5th grade students. Fourth grade students who scored at least a level 3 on the statewide FCAT Writes exam, will celebrate their success with a picnic in the courtyard at 11 a.m. Fifth grade students will celeSee ROMEO page 14

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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 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. a long time turns out to be phony. While I am confessing here, I must confess that only one thing has turned out not to be disappointing. That one thing has been the Bible. It has been the only thing that has not let me down in life. I take great comfort in Psalms 119:105, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Many things disappoint me and I have given them up. I start each day with the only thing that will never let me down, that is the Word of God. I believe the Bible. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, P.O. Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. 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8 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 TOP LEFT: Brittany Gorman, left, and Tia Love primp in front of the mirror after putting on their wigs before the Saturday evening show of Hallelujah Girls. ABOVE: Sugar Lee, Crystal and Carlene, played by Alysha Johnson, Heather Curtis and Brittany Gorman give Nita, played by Rachel Horne, a pep talk about how to deal with Ronnie, her deadbeat son. LEFT: The cast and crew of Hallelujah Girls, front row from left, are: drama teacher Dianne Sellner; middle row, Breanna Curtis, Brittany Gorman, Kayla McMann, Alysha Johnson, Rachel Horne, Heather Curtis; back row, Serenity Skillman, Rebecca Strobel, Amanda Ortman, Tia Love, Jacob Furr, George Lucin, Matt Torres, Diana Meier and Kaitlyn Hanley. ABOVE: Crystal, Nita, Mavis (played by Tia Love), Carlene and Sugar Lee have a toast to new beginnings as they accept the challenge of creating a day spa out of an old church in Eden Falls, Georgia. LEFT: Brittany Gorman gets aged by student makeup artist Dianna Meier prior to the Sunday performance of Hallelujah Girls. BELOW: Rachel Horne takes a picture of Kayla McMann and Tia Love intheir wigs and makeup before the Sunday performance of the Hallelujah Girls.

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BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending May 18: Summer Leagues: All summer leagues are now under way, and space is available for additional teams or individuals. For information, call the Center at 352-489-6933. Summer Open Bowling: Open bowling opportunities and specials are increased during the summer months. For information, call the Center at 352-4896933. Suncoast Seniors 9-Pin NoTap: Handicap: Bob Desmeules 342, 923; Ernie Wiemann 333, 838; June Williams 321, 881; Wanda Klik 300; Reda Portnoy 854. Scratch: Richard Fendenheim 300, 753; Nick Dicostanzo 278, 771; Reda Portnoy 233, 662; June Williams 229, 605. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Bill Sullivan 278; Bob Chester 275, 748; Shorty Williams 735; Kathy Calcagni 265; Andrea Kish 254, 719; Diane Mauck 691. Scratch: Bill Sullivan 212; Bob Chester 192; Norm Patch 522; Leon Wierzbinski 505; Kathy Calcagni 204, 489; Andrea Kish 166, 455. Bowlers of the Week: June Williams, 131 pins over her average, and Bob Desmeules, 173 pins over his average. GOLF SCORES Rainbow Springs LGA Results On Thursday, May 17, the LGA played two best balls of four tournament. The winners in the first flight were: Toni Bulson, Karen Mikulik, Sally Brunworth and Nancy Meyer. The winners in the second flight were: Pat Sorensen, Karin Hopkins, Shari Harris and Sherrie Schaefer. The winners in the third flight were: Gwen Baker, Katie Aufderheide, Rhea Raw and Diane McGrail. Birdies: Rhea Raw and Pat Sorensen. Chip-Ins: Rhea Raw, Pat Sorensen and Gwen Baker. Greenies: Rhea Raw, Pat Sorensen, Gwen Baker and Beth Stroble. On May 10, there were 10 LGA players who played Low Gross/Low Net. There was only one flight. First low gross: Janice Villa; first low net, Corinne Boos. Second low net: Nancy Meyer. Third low net, tie: Janice Botzenhart, Diane McGrail, M.A. Pletcher and Beth Stroble. Greenies: Janice Villa and Rhea Raw. GOLF SCORES 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. DHS baseball coach resigns to finish college degree Chasing the dream Continuity has always been a strong spot with the Dunnellon High School baseball program. In the past dozen years, there have been a total of four coaches whove guided the team. First there was Mike Payne Sr., followed by George Welch, then former Tiger standout Tommy Boss. When Boss departed for St. Johns Community College, officials didnt have to look far for a replacement. They went right after Dunnellon alum, Shane Baly, who had spent the previous five seasons working as an assistant with Boss. However, after just one season, Baly announced his resignation last week. His reason: the lure of completing his college degree was too much to ignore any longer. Baly said hell take classes at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He explained he has about a year and a half of classroom work left to complete his bachelors degree in History. He said he obtained his AA from St. Johns Community College and spent a year at the University of Auburn at Montgomery before a shoulder injury derailed his collegiate career. Im pretty excited, said Baly, who noted he has about a year and half of classroom work to finish before acquiring his Bachelor of Arts in History. Its something I need to do, and possibly get myself into coaching baseball in college afterward. Initially, when he joined Boss staff he had only intended to stay at Dunnellon to help coach his brother throughout his prep career. However, developing relationships with players year after year made it tough. Shane Baly Baly to attend USF, complete BA in American History See BASEBALL page 10 Former DHS standout attends Bengals Rookie Camp; hopes to play in NFL Not since Ernie Mills was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1990 NLF Draft, has a former Dunnellon High School graduate made it to the NFL. Taiedo Smith is hoping to change that. However, Smith, a former Tiger standout, will have to take a different route. The former defensive back for the University of Kentucky didnt hear his name called in April when NFL executives completed the three-day draft, nor did he sign a free agent contract once the dust settled from the frenzy of rookie free agent signings. What Smith got is a chance to show he can be a rookie contributor when the Cincinnati Bengals extended Smith an invitation to their Rookie Camp early this month. It was a great experience, Smith said of participating in the Rookie Camp. Overall, I think I did really well. I felt I held my own and competed well. Now, hes playing the waiting game. I wont know about a contract until OTAs or by the time training camp starts, he explained. You never know, and you have to wait, sometimes a week or two weeks. Smith who played safety in college was moved to corner during the camp, but he said he felt like he made the necessary adjustments during the three-day event. Having played in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for the past four years, he felt the speed of the practices was no different than what hed taken part of during his time in a Wildcat uniform. I do definitely think playing in the SEC helped, he said. Even though I played safety in college and played corner, I dont think the speed of the practices was a factor. It was what Ive been going up against the past four years; there were some others who were struggling with the speed, but it was just regular to me. I think having seen that, having been used to it, gave me a leg up on everybody else. Despite what he felt was a good showing, even Smith acknowledged he has to become more versatile to earn a spot in the ranks of the best professional football players in the world. For my first time really playing an outside corner position, I was getting a lot of work in, he said. Im still Photos courtesy of the University of KentuckyTaiedo Smith runs out of bounds after recording an interception against Tennessee, clinching a 10-7 victory over the Volunteers on his last collegiate play. Smith recently participated in the Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Camp. Despite going undrafted in April, the former Dunnellon High standout is hoping to latch on with an NFL team this summer. Camp Kiwanis continues unique program For more than 60 years, thousands of Marion County students have called Camp Kiwanis their temporary summer home. Once again, Camp Kiwanis will offer hundreds of local children a wilderness adventure in a cooperative overnight camping program sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and the Kiwanis Club of Ocala. The traditional program puts kids, ages 7 to 13, in a summer camp setting at Mill Dam Lake deep in the heart of The Ocala National Forest. The five-day camp offers a variety of activities including archery, swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, games, sports and more. Transportation to and from camp will be provided by a single bus on Mondays and Fridays. The bus will load and unload at Marion Technical Institute (1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala). Families in private vehicles may also transport their campers to and from Camp Kiwanis. This years program kicks off Monday mornings and run through Friday afternoons. Four one-week sessions are being offered June 18 to 22, June 25 to 29, July 2 to 6 and July 9 to 13. Space is available for 104 campers each week. Campers may attend more than one session if space is available. Meals, instruction, and accident insurance are included in the weekly fee of $200 per student. The Marion County School Board employs Camp Kiwanis staff members; the camp director is a school district administrator, instructors are teachers, and the counselors are local college and high school students. Camp Kiwanis started in 1948. Parents and students interested in Camp Kiwanis should log on to www.CampKiwanisOcala.com to download application forms. For more information, contact the camp clerk at 352-236-5401. Parents can register students online for summertime camp Smith is flanked by family members during Senior Day at the University of Kentucky this past fall. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SMITH page 10 RIVERLANDSPORTS9 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012

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CALL TODAY AT 352-533-5034 Or visit us at: 20804 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL 34431 Monday Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. www.mygreenlightfl.com Coming Soon to CR 484 & SR 200! PHONE INTERNET TV-VIDEO getting a lot of work in. Smith, who measures at 6 feet and tips the scales at 200 pounds, said being a bigger cornerback could certainly have its advantages in the pro ranks. It did help me, he said of his size. I was the biggest corner there, but nobody outmuscled me at the line and they matched me up on the tight end a lot. Even if he doesnt earn a contract, Smith admitted hell try to earn another shot. He said many NFL personnel said it was important to keep playing if a player truly wants a shot at competing in the NFL. To keep playing means going north of the border to the Canadian Football League (CFL) or latching on with an Arena League Team. Its good to be playing football, a lot of people said you come back after a couple of years, but that the most important thing is to keep playing football, he said, noting he has had some initial conversations with a few CFL teams. Asked if a chance to latch on with NFL doesnt work out, would the CFL be an option and Smith said, I would hope so. He said he wont weigh any potential options until after teams begin training camps later this year. I think most of the teams know where theyre headed by June or by mid-June, said Smith, who completed his undergraduate degree in psychology a year and a half ago and has been working on his masters degree. But all I need is an opportunity. This has been my dream ever since I started playing. Id be blessed to have an opportunity with any team. All I need is a chance to prove I can play and belong. SMITHcontinued from page 9 You get those attachments to the kids and it makes it hard, Baly explained. This year, I made my decision. Part of it was, I wanted to see Shelby (Payne) finish through. I had his dad (Mike Payne Sr.) as a coach and I really wanted to be able to see Shelby finish and graduate. That was a big thing, kind of like a tribute to coach Payne, seeing his boy through. In his first and only season guiding the Tigers, the baseball team finished at 4-20-1 after having won three straight district championships, advancing as far as the Final Four in 2010. Despite a down season, Baly believes whoever takes over will be successful in the coming years. I think well be down a little, but then itll start picking up because our younger group is really good, Baly explained. So once they become sophomores and get experience, they really, really should help the program. Theres a good foundation for whoever it is they hire. Baly explained his long-term goal is to become a coach in the college ranks, hes hopeful acquiring his bachelors degree will lead down that road. He said hes hoping to become a student assistant for the Bulls baseball program, but isnt sure that will happen this year. No, my shoulder is shot. The chances of that happening are about zero, he said, laughing at the thought of returning to the ranks of college athletics. Its a nice thought, but no, my playing days are over. Bruce Wentz, the Dunnellon High School activities director, said the school hopes to have a replacement named in two to three weeks. BASEBALLcontinued from page 9 five-day camp offering a variety of activities including archery, swimming, arts and crafts, canoeing, games, sports and more. To learn more about Camp Kiwanis program please call 352-6252620 or check-out their website: www.CampKiwanisOcala.com. During the summer vacation we encourage our students to read just for the joy of it. Parents can add to this experience in several different ways: Read with your child. Read with feeling and emotion as you take turns reading. Have books available always! Make a trip to the library a routine. Going to the zoo or an amusement park over the summer? Go online before going and read about what you will be seeing and enjoying. Have older children read to younger children. Even as children grow older dont give up the routine of reading aloud before bedtime. Set the reading example! Be a reader yourself and let your child see reading for pleasure. We would like to repeat the information about the DMS 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 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 1,000,000 minutes read. DMS students can Read for the World Record from May 1st through Aug. 31. 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 in the Media Center. This is a fun reading challenge that everyone can do and how awesome if our students would put their school, Dunnellon Middle School, into the Guinness Book of World Records! We could do it! Box Tops for Education please save them for us! The little coupon adds up quickly and goes a long way in the purchase of school supplies. Thank you for your support this year and we hope you will continue to drop off your Box Tops for Education either at the Front Desk of Building #1 or in our Discipline Office in Building #10. We invite the entire Dunnellon community to save Box Tops for Education for us, student not required! Reminder to Parents: Incoming 7th grade students must have their shot records up to date to attend school in August of 2012. If you have any questions regarding this please call the office at: 352-465-6720. This is our final DMS Riverland newspaper article for the 2011 school year and we the Administration and Staff of Dunnellon Middle School would like to say thank you to our students, parents and community for your support. We are proud of all the positive contributions each and every person who comes to DMS daily provides and the caring guidance given to every young person who walks through our doors. Dunnellon Middle School has enjoyed an exciting and successful year and we look forward to many more wonderful success stories to share with you in the 2012 school year. On behalf of the entire staff of Dunnellon Middle School we wish our Dunnellon community a wonderful and safe summer. We will see you back at school on Monday, Aug. 20. 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The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard performed Monday, May 14, in the 10th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition in Washington D.C. MCSO placed first out of 17 teams representing law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Each team has eight members. The three-part competition includes a team inspection (MCSO took first), a color guard presentation (MCSO took first), and an exhibition/drill (MCSO took first). For the first time, MCSOs Honor Guard included in their routine a tribute to Marion Countys fallen officers by hanging embroidered black sashes on our countys flag representing each fallen brother. Their routine was eight minutes long and they have been practicing since February 2012. Prior to the competition, the teams had the opportunity to escort family members of fallen officers from the airport to their hotels to commemorate Fallen Officer Memorial Week. On Tuesday, May 15, the top three honor guard teams lined up at the Capitol to meet President Barack Obama. Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 11 000A8NZ 000BJ38 000B5M6 Call Pete (352) 212-2851 for your Springtime Special Advertising Deals Is Your Business Is Your Business In Need Of Customers? In Need Of Customers? 000BL1A NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Serious Big Boy Toys Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Golf Cart Sales & Service A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED 11352 N. Williams St., (Hwy 41), Suite 302, Rainbow Square Plaza Dunnellon (Next to Sweetbay) vernonmartinsalon.com 000BKXU Board Certified for Over 25 Years Salon & Day Spa BODY WRAPS Call 465-2210 or walk-in Ask About Our Permanent Make Up With 20 Years Experience, Medically Trained & Fully Licensed. 100% Safe and Effective Treats Unsightly Cellulite Not A Water Loss No Perspiration or Exercise Cleans the Body of Toxins and Impurities Lose Inches On First Visit! Lose 5 to 15 Total Inches in One Hour! Ask About Our Special Package Pricing! Call or Stop In For FREE Consultation TODAY!! DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000BKWO Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Solution to puzzle on page 7 Dunnellon Community Thrift ShopSue Plummer, long time winter Dunnellon resident, was presented a certificate of excellence May 15 by the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop for her dedication to the shops goals and for sharing so graciously of her talents. Her artistic work can be seen on the red bench which graces our front porch, the yellow back door flower scenes, and several signs displayed throughout the shop. In addition, Plummer is an extraordinary talented seamstress who measures and prices fabric and notions, sews many items for the shop, paints and makes covers for numerous chairs and stools. Shes also the one we count on to check out donated sewing machines to be sure theyre in working order before putting them up for sale. Plummer has been actively involved in the Dresses and Britches for African Children project and when she returns to Michigan for the summer, volunteers at a thrift shop there. Shes been an active member of our organization for over ten years and its our pleasure to honor her as our Volunteer of the Month. Sue Plummer recipient of Mays Volunteer of the Month Photograph by Joann McCulloughSue Plummer receiving her certificate of excellence on Tuesday, May 15. MCSO Honor Guard Special to the Riverland News

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 ABOVE: Casey Donahue from Dunnellon participated in the annual Rainbow River Clean-Up for the first time May 19, taking to the water in an inflatible raft. Donahue said he signed up during Boomtown Days with several friends. FAR RIGHT: Chuck Warren hauls a tire and woodframe from a dock he found at the bottom of the river. The Venice-native was a college roommate of Jerry Rogers, vice president of RRC. RIGHT: A turtle sunbathes itself while resting on a log. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsSue Rossi, left, and Ashley Cannon look over the trash volunteers collected recently during the annual Rainbow River Clean-Up, which was sponsored by Rainbow River Conservation Inc. RRC has sponsored river clean-ups since 1980. For more information about the RRC, visit www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. ABOVE: Brandon Evans and his sister, Alexandria, ride in a canoe with their father, Matthew Holden, as the three of them partipcate in the river clean-up. BOTTOM: Volunteers used a variety of methods to find trash in the bottom of the river. Here, this volunteer donned snorkeling equipment while being pulled on a ski rope searching for trash. LEFT: An Egret sits perched atop a duck box. Tires, timber and other assorted trash was pulled from the Rainbow River May 19, as hoards of volunteers needed to help with in the annual clean-up, taking to the water in boats, kayaks and canoes. Debris collected was brought back to Rio Vista Park, where volunteers were provided with food and refreshments Prizes were awarded for the largest amount of trash collected by an individual, the largest individual item of trash recovered from the river and the most unusual item recovered (a homemade crack pipe). Rainbow River Conservation Inc. has sponsored river cleanups since 1980. For more information about RRC mission statement, visit www.RainbowRiver Conservation.com.

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Artist to host art workshopsArtist Sidney Ann Pitchford, a resident of Rainbow Springs, with more than 20 years of experience, will host oil painting classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Classes are for beginners to intermediate. For more information, call 465-0702.River Watch Program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of the program is an effort to protect the Rainbow River and allow to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, the primary purpose is to assist, inform and advise people regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the river as well as provide a visual presence to discourage those who ignore safe boating procedures. All volunteers will receive necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to patrols. Those wishing to volunteer or those who need more information, should call the Dunnellon District Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-6050.Girl Scouts seek stories for projectDunnellon Girl Scouts Troop 320 is seeking information for its 100th-year project Every Girl Scout has a story. In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Dunnellon Girl Scout Troop 320 is collecting short stories from anyone who was once a Girl Scout. Your story can be about you, your daughter or your mother. Any memories you care to share with us will help celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th birthday. The stories will be entered into a Troop 320 keepsake of Girl Scout history. All stories can be emailed to Dawn Horton, Troop leader, at dawn212@gmail.com or mailed to 480 S.W. Big Tree Road Dunnellon, FL 34431.Annie W. Johnson needs items for programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion Wall-Rives 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. Workforce Connection will hold a job fair on Tuesday, June 5 for those interested in applying for positions with Granny NANNIES, a company specializing in assisted home care. Granny NANNIES is hiring Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs). Applicants are directed to apply in person from 1 to 5 p.m. at Workforce Connection, 1003 E. Inverness Blvd., in Inverness. Granny NANNIES provides home care in Citrus and Hernando counties for the elderly, disabled adults and individuals of any age with special needs. For more information, call 352-637-2223 or 800434-JOBS (5627). Workforce Connection is the local, business-led organization that strives to connect qualified workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-effective, high quality employment, training and education services in partnership with businesses, community-based organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, May 31, 2012 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 Where Quality And Price Meet 000AZAL CAC035472 LIC. & INS. 465-5353 www.dunnellonair.com AIR CONDITIONING Replacement Specialists 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 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 000BL9R 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 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 000BJVI 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 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000BAWJ 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 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+ 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 KEN HANDY HANDYMAN LLC Cabinets Counter Tops Drywall Painting Tile (352) 465-2631 License #L04000014330 HANDYMAN 000B2DG 000BKW3 I know life doesnt come with a schedule. Thats why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. Thats when you can count on State Farm Gigi Hunter Ins Agcy Inc Gigi Hunter, Agent 20460 E Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon, FL 34432 Bus: 352-489-8900 www.gigihunterinsurance.com State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1101198 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 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000B0H8 000B0H8 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 000BIGJ 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 $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 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. 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 711178DIAL-A-PRORIVERLANDFor Your Professional Needs... 000BLCF 671-5374 3 00 LIMITED OFFER! brate the end of their elementary career with a dance in the cafeteria from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The last week of school, June 4 to 6, will be early release days with students dismissing 2 hours early. Monday will be kindergarten graduations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday is the day to shine for students in third and fourth grade as the Awards Assembly honors student achievement beginning at 8:30 a.m. The fifth grade Awards Assembly and graduation will be on Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. all Romeo students and staff will be in the courtyard to cheer 5th graders on their last walk to the buses marking the end of the 2011-12 school year. ROMEO continued from page 6 Workforce Connection job fair June 5 for Granny NANNIES COMMUNITY BRIEFS CEO of Progress EnergyFlorida. We are proud to support programs that engage and excite students about energy, alternative energy and energy efficiency. Our support of career academies will pay huge dividends when the students who benefit from these programs join the workforce and become active participants in our communities. The Progress Energy Foundation provided funding to 18 education foundations throughout its service territory to support math and science education programs with an emphasis on those that include energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental education. Education foundations from Alachua, Citrus, Gulf, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties received funding. For more information, call the Public Education Foundation of Marion County at 352-671-4167 or visit www.pefmc.org. More details from Progress Energy are available at www.progressenergy.com. GRANT continued from page 6

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Outback Self Storage located at 19545 W Hwy 40, Dunnellon, FL 34432, in the County of Marion, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Ocala, FL, this 23 day of May, 2012. /s/ Brady Neumann Managing Member Stop&Store LLC May 31, 2012. Fictitious Name Notices Fictitious Name Notices Meeting Notices 247-0531 RIV 6/6 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The meeting will begin at 9:00a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. May 31, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Lien Notices 248-0531 RIV 6/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. 249-0531 RIV 6/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/12/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2C3HD56T6SH621624 1995 CHRYSLER May 31, 2012. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/12/2012, 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. 1FTZF172X1NA83928 2001 FORD F-150 May 31, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 250-0607 RIV McGaha, Barbara Jean 2012-CP-267 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-267 Division: F IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA JEAN MCGAHA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 000BL17 Able to work early morning hours before 6am Must be 18 years old Florida drivers license and insuranceIf interested come to the Meadowcrest Plant between 1 and 2 am, drive around to the back and ask for a district manager.1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal RiverIT REALLY PAYS TO WORK FOR THE ROUTES ROUTE S S ROUTES AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE Great Part-time job for EXTRA CASH! NOW!! NOW!! NOW!! I N N HOMOSASS A A AND I N N HOMOSASS A A AN D D IN HOMOSASSA AND N E E CITRU S S COUNTY N E E CITRU S S COUNTY NE CITRUS COUNTY Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration The administration of the estate of Barbara Jean McGaha, deceased, whose date of death was November 29, 2011, and file number 2012-CP-267, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Division F, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBICATION 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 31, 2012. Personal Representative: Troy J. ODonnell 514 SE 8th St., Ocala, Florida 34471 Attorney for Personal Representative: A. Renee Preston Florida Bar No. 639801 Evers & Preston, PL 17 E. Main Street, Suite 201, Pensacola, FL 32502 Telephone: 950-444-9500 Facsimile: 850-932-2740 May 31 and June 7, 2012. Lost Lost Sheltie Name (Codie) Black, white & Merle, Harley Colar, tags, microchipped Rainbow Springs Woodlands Area 352-895-0341 Child Care Personnel TEACHERFulltime, Exp. Req. CDA Preferred TADPOLES EARLY LEARNING (352) 560-4222 Professional Cypress CreekJuvenile Offender Correctional Center, a residential program for 96 maximum risk males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice is recruiting for aSchool PrincipalDirects the overall educational program. Masters Degree and certification in educational leadership preferred. Make a difference in a teens life. Apply in person at: Cypress Creek 2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr. Lecanto, FL 34461 Or email r esume to sharon.facto @us.G4S.comDrug Free Workplace / EEO Trades/ Skills EXPERIENCED CABINET/MILLWORK person able to read prints, make cut-sheets and fabricate, apply at Built-Rite, 438 E. Hwy 40 Inglis, no calls please General Help CUSTOMER RELATIONS*Call Now!* Looking to fill immediate positions. Training, 401(k), medical. No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week. Call Lisa 352-436-4460 Garage/ Yard Sales RAINBOW LAKES MOVING SALEFriday & Saturday 8am-2pm 20975 Peach Blossom Street (352)489-7109 General GENERATOR, Craftsman 5600 Watts, 10HP, Like new $500 firm (352) 465-8329 RAINBOW RIVERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP 4 YRS LEFT free to you until March 2013 simply pay transfer fee $184.50 (618) 254-9491 Mobile Homes For Rent INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period. 55+ park on the water w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, & much more! 1 BR home $325 2BR home $450, includes H20. 2 BR, 1.5 bath, Park Model $595. 1/1 furn. w/CH/A, on the water, $550. Section 8 accepted. (352) 476-4964 Mobile Homes and Land Inglis Bargain 5BR/2BA, Fully Furn. DW. large eat-in Kit, opens to den w/ FP, separate Liv./Din. on 1 Acre Lot, Near Goethe Forest. UrgentSale$22,500obo (407) 398-9759 Mobile Homes In Park INVERNESSRENT SPECIAL : Security deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period 55+ Park on the water w/5 piers for fishing & enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 2 BR, 1.5 BA for $2,900 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Furnished INVERNESSEast Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Rent: Houses Unfurnished CITRUS SPRINGSRent or Rent to Own$699 Move-in Special3 Bed 2 Bath, garage Tiled, Spotless, Fenced, Pets ok352-527-0493 Waterfront Rentals INVERNESSEast Cove Waterfront, furn., 2/2, C/A carport, shed, $600 352-476-4964 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. 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The club currently meets at its clubhouse at the corner of Cedar and McKinney streets. Its members actively support the following groups and organizations: The Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon; the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Center; Food 4 Kids Inc.; Kimberlys Cottage; Operation Shoe Box; Annie W. Johnson Senior Center; Dunnellon Public Library; Covenant Childrens Home; Homeless Children & Youth Program; annual scholarship to a high school senior. Above: Members enjoy a salad bar luncheon recentl y for the 90th anniversary celebration in which the club presented two local high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. Right: Past presidents who attended the recent 90th anniver sary celebration, from left, were: Lesley Mack, Susan Taylor, Edythe Hulbert and Treva Matthews. Womens Club celebrates 90th anniversary Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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