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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
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Publication Date: 06-07-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, June 7, 2012Vol 30 No. 33 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING R/C Club will host annual event SaturdayTri-County R/C Club Annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival The Tri-County R/C Club will host its annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes, large and small, including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving. For additional information and directions, visit www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836. Landscape architect to attend FORS meeting The Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park Inc. will host its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 11, in the Felburn Pavilion at Rainbow Springs State Park. Richard Kesselring, who will be the guest speaker, was the landscape architect from Ocala, who designed the historic gardens when the park was a private attraction. The Friends will be honoring him for his design of the gardens that people are still enjoying today. The public is welcome. If you would like to attend, RSVP at 465-8555. Library Friends to host month-long book sale The Friends Book Store, inside the Dunnellon Public Library at 20351 Robinson Road, will host the June Jubilee book sale through June 30. All proceeds benefit the 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. Resident: Boycott will continue Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black wasted little time responding to City Attorney James A. Fowler, who chastised Black and his efforts to lead a boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications in a letter dated April 24. Black responded to Fowler May 7, stating in his letter that Fowlers letter was filled with inaccurate statements and allegations. In Fowlers letter to Black, he wrote obtaining information about customers who sign-up for services with Greenlight is against the law. It has been reported that you have contacted business owners and homeowners, within Dunnellons Greenlight Communications franchise area and advised them that if they subscribe to Greenlight Communications, their businesses would be boycotted and their names would be circulated amongst those individuals unhappy with Dunnellon, thus subjecting them to possible harassment, Fowler wrote. Allegedly, you told them that either you or the people you work with are able to obtain a customer Lynn Black Black responds to city attorney, says rights are protected Police catch pair of gators Animals put back in wild Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black is a die-hard Gators fan. Her officers might not be, at least not after this past weekend. Law enforcement authorities from the agency corralled two alligators this past weekend, releasing them back into the wild after officers responded to two separate incidents in which gators were spotted in town. On Friday night, Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez and Officer Aaron German responded to a call about a gator behind Dunnellon Plaza near Pizza Pub. On Saturday afternoon, Officers Shane Yox and Adam Robinson were dispatched to the Rainbow Square Shopping Plaza. How each animal ended up in their respective locations, Black said shes unsure of but did indicate the recent heavy rains from Tropical Storm Beryl might have led to it. I bet the rain is the cause of it, she explained. I dont think anyone dumped them, probably the rain caused them to migrate. I have seen this in the past after and during most major storms or when there is a drought. However, Black pointed out, handling alligators is a crime and FWC would be called for charges if necessary. The gator captured and released by Sgt. Gonzales and German was about 5 feet in length, Black said. The second alligator caught and released by Yox and Robinson measured about 3 feet, Black said. I know the little one was mad when Shane tried to get him, she said. It was just a year ago TOP OF THE CLASS: LAKHANI NAMED VALEDICTORIAN Brittany Lakhani is a beauty queen. Shes supported troops overseas, mailing them coupons for the past year to help lower their expenses. The soon-to-be Dunnellon High School graduate has also never missed a day of high school. Shes already earned her associate of arts from the College of Central Florida, having earned 63 credit hours there and graduated May 15 from CF. Now Lakhani can boast of the highest honor bestowed upon a high school graduate valedictorian. She will address her fellow classmates at 7 p.m. today at the DHS Graduation. The one-time Miss Gainesville Teen, who competed at the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant last October in Miami, was chosen ahead of Casey Weber and Gage Honeysette. I am so excited and cannot stop smiling, said Lakhani, who finished with a G.P .A. of 5.0 to earn valedictorian honors. This honor is something that I have been working Dunnellon Christian Acadmey bids farewell to two grads I will soar on the wings of eagles, I will learn to fly high above this world. Mac Powell, singer, Third Day Strength isnt in numbers or size, strength is in a persons heart. That can certainly be considered the case for the 2012 graduates at Dunnellon Christian Academy, which again had two graduates this year. Those Eagles Cody Heisler and Leeann Callejas will now begin their journey as young adults, as they prepare for their future. The two seniors were given words of wisdom and encouragement from Mike Hackathorn, pastor at Agape Baptist Church in Ocala and the graduates one-time Bible teacher at DCA. Hackathorn said he was honored to have been chosen to speak at their graduation ceremony, joking his four-hour speech would have to be scrapped after the start of the ceremony was delayed 30 minutes. Thats been nipped in the bud, he jokingly said before turning to a message filled with sincerity and advice for the graduates. Life is now beginning for you, enjoy the journey, he said, cautioning them that the real world is a tough place. Life is not as forgiving as Ms. Nelson. Hackathorn said he sought out advice from the 23 richest people in the world and would pass it along to todays graduates. He whittled the advice down to a top 10 list of brilliant words for graduates. Get out of bed. Theres no room for laziness, Hackathorn said. Dont seek too much advice. You cannot please everybody, he explained. Theres only three people you have to JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy seniors Leeann Callejas, left, and Cody Heisler stand as they are officially presented as graduates of the Christian-based school affliiated with First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. The two graduated last Friday. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANINCI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High Schools Brittany Lakhani was selected as the Class of 2012s Valedictorian. Weber, Honeysette tapped as salutatorians See GATORS page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RESIDENT page 18 See LAKHANI page 17 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SOAR page 11

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when Florida Fish and Wildlife officials instructed Chief Black and her officers on the finer points about how to properly secure loose gators. Black said FWC officers taught her and her staff how to get a hold of a gator safely, secure a hold around mouth, tape mouth and tape legs together depending on the size, so it will not move. Black said FWC officers explained how if the tail is grabbed the gator could turn around quickly and bite. They also explained how to approach and carry as well as how to remove tape prior to placing the gator back into the water. We had the opportunity to handle the gator and the FWC officers critiqued us and provided excellent instruction, she said about the course taught a year ago, which paid off this past weekend. This does not mean we will handle all gator calls. We only assist FWC if they are busy. The training was very beneficially to the officers; I felt the training was worth it. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers learned of Trish Sammons Bannisters requirement for at least $5,000 in a bank fund before she could proceed with a kidney transplant operation through an article in May 24 issue of the Riverland News. After contacting Karen Jones, Bannisters fundraising coordinator through their newly set up website, www.transplantfortrish, the volunteers began an immediate phone vote to approve a $1,000 donation. Within four days, the volunteers had a majority vote and on Saturday, June 2, Trish Bannister and Karen Jones met at the Pennsylvania Avenue Thrift Shop to accept the check. Bannister said she felt so blessed to have the support of so many in this community and the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shops $1,000 check was thrilling. She told the volunteers as she accepted the check protect your kidneys, you have no idea how difficult it is to have dialysis and face this kind of problem. Bannister added she is extremely fortunate to have received news that her husband is a suitable match and will be the donor for her kidney transplant. Bannister is part of the Sammons family that is well known in Dunnellon; her grandmother, Naomi Sammons, and her son ran the Sammons Flower Shop at the corner of Cedar and Pennsylvania Avenue for many years. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop women indicated it is their hope that this donation will bring Bannister closer to the $5,000 required which will allow her to proceed with the operation. Jones indicated there is a fund set up in her name through the Dunnellon Bank of America and they have several fundraising events planned. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from May 29: Winners: 1. Barney Reagan, 5,270; 2. Wes Hanington, 5,050; 3. Luise Pellett, 4,930; 4. Barbara Hanington, 4800. Slams: Millie Morales and Jean Bozak, 6 Hearts made 7. Results of play from May 22: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,150; 2. Bill Smead, 5,500; 3. Barbara Hanington, 4,470; 4. Ruth Brucker, 4,390. Slams: A grand slam was bid and made by Bill Smead and Luise Pellett, 7 Spades. Results of play from May 15: Winners: 1. Sandra Leaper, 8,250; 2. Bill Smead, 5,730; 3. Richard Davis, 4,960, 4. Brian Norris, 4,490). Slams: Sandra Leaper and Bill Smead, 7S, and Barbara Hanington and Bill Smead, 6C. Results of play from May 8 Winners: 1. Debby Rodriguez, 5,300; 2. Sandra Leaper, 4,350; 3. Wilma Jester, 4,310; 4. Bill Smead, 4,150. Slams: Betsy Davis and Debby Rodriguez, 6NT; and Betsy Davis and Bill Smead, 6NT made 7. Results of play from May 1: Winners: 1. Barbara Hanington, 4,990; 2. Jean Bozak, 4,490; 3. Sandra Leaper, 4,420; 5. Nick Caspero, 4,130. Slams: Tomiko Vasey and Brian Norris, 6 Hearts. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 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. 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Miller faces an additional charge of criminal mischief stemming from the incident. According to reports from Dunnellon Police Department, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the school after a resident had called authorities in reference to two male subjects standing on the roof of the school in the 21000 block of Chestnut St. Upon arriving, Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Miley as well as Deputy Lightle observed one of the suspects standing on the roof. The report stated authorities conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate the suspects; however, during the search, Miley found a black in color Kia sports utility vehicle. He provided the information to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, when he was later advised the registered owner of the vehicle was Gibbs. According to the report, Gibbs emergency contact was provided at which time authorities contacted Gibbs grandfather. The grandfather advised police Gibbs was no longer living at his house and had moved in with a friend. Gibbs grandfather told authorities, the report stated, he did not know why Gibbs vehicle was parked at the school and he would call his friends mother and call back. The report stated Gibbs grandfather called officers back and told them Millers mom advised him that both Gibbs and Miller told her they were leaving and going into town. According to the report, authorities contacted Miller via his cell phone. Miller advised authorities he and Gibbs were walking through the woods, having jumped off the roof upon seeing law enforcement officials and had run into the woods. The report stated Cpl. Arnold and Miley met the defendants at the parking lot at TJs Bait & Tackle in the 21000 block of West State Road 40, before both Gibbs and Miller were transported to the police department for interviews. 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River views Because we can make it happenEureka! The Dunnellon City Council has hired a law firm to investigate the legalities of the alleged boycott, suggested by the Rainbow Springs coalition and community, of those Dunnellon establishments subscribing to the Greenlight Communications system. This is a positive indication that this supposed boycott has made the desired impact and is causing the council to react. Perhaps, just perhaps, this will provoke willingness on their behalf to negotiate a settlement and eliminate the usurious water surcharge. Notwithstanding, the members of the Rainbow Springs coalition, namely Lynn Black and Burt Eno, have done a remarkable job in supporting the community by attempting to rectify the egregious actions imposed by the city council. Their conscientious efforts should be applauded and not chastised by some law firm citing nebulous and archaic ordinances. From a personal perspective, local businesses should be given every opportunity to be successful and thrive while being primarily supported by the local communities, but support is a two-way street. Thusly, these local merchants/businesses should acknowledge the goals and objectives of their supporting communities and join them in a concerted effort to combat the unscrupulous actions of their local government. Currently, our only alternative is to jointly refuse any subscriptions to Greenlight communications until a satisfactory resolution to the surcharge issue is accomplished. Regardless, there is no known ordinance or statute compelling anyone to frequent certain establishments and we have the inalienable right to purchase our goods and services from whomever we please. Unfortunately, that does not apply to our water situation. We can, however, refuse to do business with a noncompliant merchant simply because we can. Quite honestly, this Greenlight embargo is adversely affecting the city finances and, in their desperation, is resorting to legal shenanigans. Hopefully, they will eventually take the high road and begin to address the concerns of their neighboring communities. Bill Pawliw Rainbow Springs Hooray for head librarian, Julie SiegAfter reading a column by Kathleen Wallace in the May 24 issue, I was surprised that the article was even printed because it publicly criticized and humiliated a local woman for doing her job. In Julie Siegs defense, after she banned the book Shades of Gray, I stand with applause with her decision. She is the head librarian for Marion County and I have to assume she was Graduates, dont be afraid to chase your dreams Who do you think you are? I love that show Who Do You Think You Are on Friday nights. It takes a famous person on a journey to discover their roots and where they came from. And whether their ancestors were kings or paupers, it is mind blowing. Emmitt Smith found out he came from slavery while Reba McEntire found out her fifth grandfather was an indentured servant who then became the owner of a large plantation. Good stuff. I have wanted to trace my family roots for such a long time now. I started a search a few months ago, not realizing how expensive it is. Now I understand why only famous people are searching for their ancestors. It takes time, money and traveling, sometimes all around the world. So, unfortunately, I didnt get very far. Im putting it on hold for right now but Im not giving up. With surnames like Cavalieri, Procopio, Basile and Pugliese, I have no doubts that I am 100 percent Italian on both sides, but there are so many unanswered questions. In fact, my parents and my brother, Dominic, traveled to Italy twice and actually did a bit of research back in the 1990s. They were able to trace the Procopio family, who was my fathers maternal side, all the way back to the 1800s, and all right there in southern Italy. They also located a monument of my great-grandfather who fought in World War I and died in Austria. My father was named after him. How cool is that? A trip to Italy is definitely on my bucket list. Here is the mystery. My grandparents were all descendants of Italy, but then we have my paternal grandfather who was born in Brazil, where his family lived on a coffee plantation. How did they get there? Did they leave Italy to run the plantation? And why Brazil? My father has no idea, but we sure are curious. They did eventually move back to Italy, where my great grandfather then owned a candy store. It wasnt until 1924 that my grandfather, Anthony Pugliese, traveled to America by himself at the age of 18. His parents were both dead by then. In talking with my dad recently, I found out things I didnt know. Like in 1954, while my dad was serving in the Korean War, his father went back to Borgia, Italy, for a visit. He had been given a gift of $2,000, so he had a monument erected in honor of St. Gregorio Grassi to give his thanks. Coming back to the United States, he rode on the maiden voyage of the Andrea Doria, which sank the very next year. I am fascinated by stuff like that. My paternal great-grandmother and my maternal great-grandfather didnt speak English. Our communication with each other consisted of nodding our heads and smiling. How I wish I had taken the time to learn their language and ask them about their childhood. I bet they both had an amazing story to tell. I want to know how they lived. Were they poor or middle class? What did their parents do for a living? What kind of people were they? What brought them to America? I wonder if I have any royalty in my past? Perhaps, Queen Victoria 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, June 7, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN What course of action should the city of Dunnellon embark on to solve its financial and political problems? I believe, due to the dire financial shape of Dunnellon coupled with the poorly planned Greenlight venture, that the future of Dunnellon is bleak. Rather than being the savior that increases revenue, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications will be a financial drain on the city until it is done away with. Greenlight alone will bankrupt the city. It is obvious that the city cannot raise sufficient revenue due to a declining tax base then it must cut cost. Due to the size and growth of the city government, operating expenses (not the city itself) it is impossible to realistically cut cost under the present structure. The cost of employees salaries and benefits will steadily increase in the future. How many cities the size of Dunnellon have the high operating cost and payroll budget the size of Dunnellons? The economic reality is this: no city with a population and tax base the size of Dunnellon can survive in todays economy. There is no longer an economic or political reason for Dunnellon to exist. Local resident control of the city via elections does not appear to be a concern of city residents based on voter turnout and the apathy of involvement in city affairs. I believe that two of the current council members ran unopposed, which means residents are either highly satisfied or there is a high degree of apathy. Based on the high tax rate and utility rate, coupled with the management of the city, I find it hard to believe residents are highly satisfied. I also believe the business community in Dunnellon is not truly satisfied with the local city governance. From what I see, this is not a business friendly government operation. The city government is not an inducement for business to locate here, but a hindrance. So the question is what will residents lose if the city is absorbed by the county? Will the quality of life go down? Would public safety and utility operations be affected in a negative way? I do not think so. Based on living in Rainbow Springs with the sheriff and fire protection, I feel safe. Could the county run the utility departments as efficiently as the city? I venture they would surpass the city in cost containment and efficiency. If the county had purchased Rainbow Springs Utility, it would not have placed the 25 percent surcharge on Rainbow Springs residents. What would the city lose if they City, county should weigh options for consolidation T oday we bid farewell to the Class of 2012 at Dunnellon High School, and we welcome the next generation of future doctors, teachers, businessmen and women, and the like into the realm of adulthood. Now, I realize the trepidation and fear as well as the wide-eyed excitement about moving out and moving forward in life. Life is tough. Youre going to run into hurdles and obstacles. The road will be hard, youll hit a breaking point at which time youre going to want to quit, give up and pack it in. From experience, I encourage you to stay the course. Those moments in life will teach you a lot about your character. As you prepare to decide what you want to be, I encourage you to chase your dreams. That means if you want to teach, teach; be a doctor, practice medicine or surgery, depending on your field of study; or the next four-star general, then be the best the military has to offer. Dont let someone discourage you from chasing what youve wanted; dont live with that regret in 5, 10, 15 or 20 years down the road. Regret will eat at your core. I encourage you, our young men and women, to shoot for the stars. Dont be afraid to take risks. However, dont sacrifice your integrity, because once youve compromised your integrity, you dont have much else in life. Most importantly, and this is a snippet of a speech shared last week at Dunnellon Christian Academys graduation, choose a passion. Because if youre doing what youre passionate about, youll never work a day in your life. Not many folks whove worked for dozens of years can say that. Im fortunate, because I love my job and love what I do. Sure, some days are bad, some days are good and some days are truly amazing. Do something that makes you happy; not something that makes you rich. Money will not buy you the happiness which youll be seeking years from now, long after your youth has passed you by. I look forward to hearing about your successes and accomplishments in the coming years; perhaps if Im still plugging away at the Riverland News, Ill be fortunate to receive an invitation to your 5-year reunion so I can hear more about them. In the meantime, chase your dreams and enjoy the moment tonight. Its your day, enjoy it while you can. Because before long, youll be looking back upon this moment and cherishing the moments you had. Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 5 Jeff Bryan See JERSEY GIRL page 5 STEVE SWETT Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 16

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Pugliese. I hate to admit I dont know much about Italian history. Heck, I have trouble with American History. Of course, everybody knows names like Marco Polo and Mussolini. Am I somehow related to Amerigo Vespucci? Or maybe they were travelers with Christopher Columbus? Inquiring minds want to know. Italians are known for great paintings, fabulous food and some of the most beautiful women in the world. Perhaps one of my great-greatgrandparents made a pizza for Michelangelo or was family friends with Sophia Loren. I know it would mean a lot to my dad to find out more about our ancestors. What a great Fathers Day gift that could be. Anybody related to me and reading this article hit me up. We may have a story or two to share, especially if your last name is Pugliese, Procopio or Cavalieri. Arrivederci per ora! placed in that position for her abilities, her intelligence and the fact that someone who is in a higher ranking position than her, decided she was the best candidate for the job. I think the woman deserves the respect due her for her decision to ban a book that she deemed soft porn. She has to take in the bigger picture in her place of business since children and teenagers frequent the library on a regular basis. You only have to be 18 years old to possess a library card and I dont believe in the deepest part of her being she would feel comfortable loaning out that particular book to a teenager. In my opinion, she seems like a woman who cares about what goes into the minds of adults both young and old. As far as Stieg Larsens books, if they are a part of the Marion County library collection and the material within the books depict violence against women, then perhaps Sieg will need to review them as well. The world is filled with inappropriate, uncensored material that should never be exposed to the eyes and ears of adolescents or adults that do not wish to take in. Unfortunately, we cannot shut all of it out since the information enters in through television, newspapers, the Internet and book stores. The year 2012 has nothing to do with people who still hold virtue and strong morals as a sign of respect to humanity. The Marion County Library is one place you will not find the book Shades of Gray because one woman, Julie Sieg, stood for something she believed was inappropriate material to be passed on to the public. Hooray for Seig, and thank you. Debra Cupani Dunnellon Editors Note: According to the Marion County Library System website, if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign your library card application and select the kind of card you may have. The card choices are: unrestricted (you can check out anything in the library that can be checked out), Title Restricted (your parent or legal guardian tells the library a few titles you cannot checkout), Collection Restricted (you can only check out items from the childrens collection), Collection and Sex Education Restricted (you can only check out items from the childrens collection and you cannot check out any sex education materials. Residents ask for no more water surchargeThis is a reply to an article in the Riverland News on May 24 by the Dunnellon City Attorney. The headline reads No more threats. That letter was sent to me April 24, 2012. On May 7, 2012, I sent a response to the city attorney. My response wasnt included in the article given to the Riverland News. Isnt that strange? Hopefully, my letter will be included somewhere in this paper. If it is, please note that I closed the letter by asking the city attorney to sit down and try to work out a compromise. Again, there was no reply from the city attorney or the city of Dunnellon. The last letter wasnt answered by the city because they said it was a demand letter. The closing statement in my response was: We are willing to work with the city to come up with an agreeable compromise. Just contact us. How is that threatening or demanding? The city of Dunnellon has every right to operate Greenlight Communications as they see fit. The merchants in Dunnellon have every right to purchase Greenlight if they so desire. The residents of the Dunnellon area have every right to purchase Greenlight if they want it. The residents of Rainbow Springs, if so inclined, have the right to boycott the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight Communications and any or all merchants. The residents of Rainbow Springs may peacefully assemble to redress their grievances with the government and, by law, the city may not attempt to harass, intimidate or otherwise interfere with the rights of residents. To better understand the rights of the residents of Rainbow Springs, go to www.law.cornell.edu/wex/f irst_amendment. Under Freedom of Expression Speech and Press, read pages 1,164, 1,174 and 1,180. This website clearly explains the First Amendment. We have supported the business community in Dunnellon for many years; we are now asking them to support us. Its as simple as that. Lynn Black Rainbow Springs RRC thanks participants in annual river clean-upRainbow River Conservation Inc. would like to thank all who took part in the May 19 annual Spring Rainbow River Cleanup. This clean-up was a real challenge because of the extreme low water levels and limited boat access. We had a near record turnout with many canoes and kayaks taking part. There were over 150 people participating in this years Cleanup. The Board of Directors would like to thank all of our members, students and friends who volunteered for this effort. A special thanks goes to those businesses that helped support the clean-up. Boat usage and handling: Rainbow River Club, Marion County Parks Department KP Hole, Dunnellon Police Department River Patrol and Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak. Support: Riverland News and the Rainbow Springs Villager, Ocala Star Banner, Marion County Sheriffs Underwater Recovery Team, Marion County Sheriffs River Watch Volunteers and Affordable Marine (sodas and ice). A special thanks to Rio Vista Homeowners Association for the help and support of their members. The following local businesses generously provided the many prizes that were awarded: Singing River Tours, The Blue Gator at Anglers Resort, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Thor and Fran Siegfried Therapeutic Massage, Captain Bobs Airboat Tours and the Citrus Grill. As vice-president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc., I appreciate all the support to keep our river clean throughout the year. 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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS Summer Kid Series set for Marion TheatreThe Marion Theatre will be the place to be Thursday mornings in downtown Ocala this summer with the new Summer Kid Series, featuring 10 weeks of great childrens movies at a great price. The $2 movie combo will include admission, drink and popcorn. The 10 weeks of summer fun kicks off at 10 a.m. today June 7 with the showing of Puss in Boots, a spin-off of the popular Shrek movies featuring actor Antonio Banderas as the voice of the title character. Summer Kid Series tickets will only be sold the morning of the show but large groups can call 352-622-1245 to reserve seats. For more information, call 352812-4828 or the Marion Theatre at 352-6221245. Preschool announces summer scheduleHarmony Preschool continues through the summer months from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for its infant class (6 to 23 months) and the 2to 4year-old class. The preschool also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. To register your child(ren) or for more information, stop by the Preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon, the Preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552. S.P.A.R.K! summer camp starting soonThe SPARK! Summer Camp at the First United Methodist Church begins Monday, June 11, and ends Friday, Aug. 3. The camp, for children ages 5 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some of the activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. The camp will feature water, park and bowling field trips. For more information to register your child(ren), call 4899552 or stop by the Harmony Preschool in the Education Building of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon. Schools to host summer feeding program Healthy habits make for healthy minds. With this philosophy in mind, Marion County Public Schools once again offers its unconditional summer meal program to local students. The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritionallybalanced meals without charge to any student who wants to eat. Last year in Marion County, the program served more than 104,048 meals 30,599 breakfasts, 58,664 lunches, 14,213 afternoon snacks and 572 supper meals. This year, from June 11 to Aug. 2, 22 central kitchens, including Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Elementary schools will provide meals on various schedules to 16 satellite locations throughout Marion County. The other locations include: Belleview Elementary; Belleview High; Blessed Trinity; Boys & Girls Club; East Marion Elementary; Evergreen Elementary; Forest High; Fort McCoy School; Greenway Elementary; Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks; Lake Weir High; Madison Street Academy; Maplewood Elementary; Marion Oaks Elementary; North Marion Middle; Saddlewood Elementary; Sparr Elementary; Vanguard High; West Port High; and YMCA/Druid Hills Methodist. At most sites, no application or income information is necessary to qualify; children simply show up to eat. Children 18 years and younger are eligible for a breakfast and lunch without charge, including sandwiches, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and cookies. Serving times vary by location. The program is similar to the National School Lunch Program and offers nutritionally-balanced meals to needy children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability during the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Marion County Public Schools operates the Summer Food Service Program through reimbursements from Floridas Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact the School Food Service Office at 352-671-4190. Parents may also call the Information Hotline at 800-622-5985. DES taps science fair winners School hosts 4H awards Ms. Georgia Kelley, the Dunnellon Elementary School academic coach, reports about the just completed Science Fair. Students at Dunnellon Elementary School participated in their annual Science Fair throughout the month of May, she explained. All projects were worked on and completed at school, Kelley said, noting kindergarten, firstand second-grade students completed their projects as a class while students in grades 3 through 5 could choose to complete their projects in cooperative groups or independently. All projects reflected the scientific method and began with a scientific question and hypothesis, Kelley said. Students collected relevant research, conducted their experiments, collected data, and then drew conclusions. Students first judged each others projects and the top project from each classroom was then entered into a competition for best projects across each grade level, Kelley explained. Judges for this portion of the competition included community members, Marion County Public School District Personnel, and top science students from Dunnellon High School. We are proud to announce the results of the competition, she exclaimed. First-place winners: Mrs. Stuarts and Mrs. Athaides kindergarten classes; Ms. Knapps first-grade class; Ms. Garvins second-grade class; Ms. Edmondsons third-graders Maci Raulerson, Jayme Smith, Anthony Santiago, Ashley Ruiz, Kara Dunnellon Elementary, Dunnellon High will be among host sites Special to the Riverland News A combination of laughs, tears and snorts punctuated the roast as colleagues, former principals and students said bon voyage t o Mrs. Phyllis Payne Gray at a surprise retirement party on June 1. Gray will retire next week after spending 30 years at Dunnellon High School. Teachers with six periods per day and 25 students in each period, would have 150 students each year with full classes. That means Gray taught about 4,500 students in her 30 years at DHS, where she taught Economics and American Government to mostly 12th grade students. Now I know that Im supposed to write this in the third person like any good reporter should, but I just need to point out that in 1986, I was in Miss Paynes class in the yellow hall, and in 2011 my son, Jacob Furr, had her class in Building 23. Im sure there are literally hundreds of families in the Dunnellon area that can also boast this same thing. Whats more, some of the things Gray did in class have remained constant. She has always been a champion in getting students to register to vote. And for those of you that are wondering, yes, she still gives the weekly news quizzes. I remember rushing to take notes as she showed the evening news from the night before. Then we would have the quiz. Some kids were lucky enough to actually get that particular broadcast at their house and watch the night before. We had an antenna attached to the house, and one of us would go out and turn the antenna, while the one inside would shout when to stop. All we could hope for was to get either channel 20 or 51 with relatively little fuzz. If you were really lucky, you were the one who got to tape the broadcast for Gray. It was the early days of the VCR, though, and my family did not have one yet. I learned how to take good notes in that class! For the past several years, Gray has said each year that it was her last, but then she would sign on for another year. In fact, I was so afraid that last year was really her last that I had my son take her class in 11th grade just so he could be in her class. In the weeks leading up to Grays retirement celebration, we were asked to share things, and I found myself at a loss as to what to share. This was partially because 1986 was a L-ON-G time ago, but also because other stories were maybe just a little bit TMI (too much information). You see, Phyllis Gray is a prankster. She loves to joke around, and she would not be Phyllis Gray if she did not challenge some of the rules from time to time. Im sure anyone JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsPrincipal Michelle Lewis shows Tracy Zellers, Stephanie Launier and Donna Ryman the pictures she received from graduates at the 2011 graduation ceremony. Phyllis Gray, at Lewis right shoulder, laughs at the success of her prank. Long-time Dunnellon High educator, prankster retiring Drama teacher hopes play revives program Five fiesty female friends in their 50s, two men (one with good legs, another with protective covering over his sturdy heart and rock-hard abs), and one woman that has held a grudge since the first grade, rounded out the characters of the twoact comedy Hallelujah Girls, which the Dunnellon High School Dramateers performed May 19 and 20 at the Historic Train Depot. Because most of the performers had never acted on stage before, the play was a lesson of discovery for them as their characters cope with a life-changing event, the death of a close friend. They vow to make the most of their lives by opening a day spa in the little town of Eden Falls, Georgia. When initially looking for a play to perform I knew that we would be limited in space and resources so I had to choose something that had only one set and did not require a lot of special effects, said drama teacher and club sponsor Dianne Sellner. I also knew that there probably would not be many guys trying out for parts so, they, too, had to be kept to a minimum. Sellner outlined the process by which she chose Hallelujah Girls. She wanted something manageable with a small cast for her first play in a dozen years. She said she read about 50 synopses online before purchasing 20 JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News Brittany Gorman gets aged by student makeup artist Dianna Meier prior to the Sunday performance of Hallelujah Girls.JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Phyllis Gray laughs with Lake Weir High Principal Cyndi Saunders, who used to teach at DHS and was assistant principal. Saunders introduced Gray to her husband. See PRIDE page 17 See SCIENCE page 7 RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Dunnellon High Dramateers staged Hallelujah Girls JACOB FURR For the Riverland News See REVIVES page 7

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scripts to read over a weekend. Ultimately, she chose the play because it made her laugh out loud within the first few pages. I knew then that I had found a keeper! said Sellner. Although Sellner had enough people try out for parts, several of them had to be recast, and the dates originally chosen for the performance had to be adjusted due to the spring football game as well as other events. Sellner has a vision for the future of the drama program. Because our students come from such a large area, there are not many activities that bring us together as a school community. I hope that the DHS drama program can be that for many of these students, said Sellner. It goes beyond being involved in a club or an honor society. For me, drama is both an emotional and physical outlet that will help our students to grow and become a part of something bigger than what they can be on their own. It is about building a support system and surrogate family. My hope for DHS drama is that we are able to build a solid core of members that are committed to learning and working on theatrical endeavors during their stay at DHS, said Sellner. I would like us to compete each year at the district, and hopefully, state levels. I am also committed to growing our International Thespian Society troupe. My current plan is for us to perform at least one full length play each year. Zenonos and James Huston; Ms. Prinzs fourth-graders Benjamin Gamble, Jacob Dorland, Arden Ellis and Jovani Ortiz;and Ms. Fosters fifth-graders Aaron Morgan and Krystal Rampersaud. Second-place winners: Mrs. Hedricks and Mrs. Gilmores kindergarten classes; Mr. Buddens firstgrade class; Mrs. Blanchettes second-grade class; Mr. Sapps third-grade class; Ms. Linns foruthgraders Alyza Hernendez, Darius Bryan, Bria Floyd, Ivanna Holloway, Carlos DelValle, Alexa Castilla and Hunter Bolesta; and Ms. Bosticks fifth-graders Raquelle Irizarry, Kendal Waldrop, Deanna Gibbs and Ava Reddish. Third-place winners: Mrs. Powells kindergarten class; Mrs. Robinsons firstgrade class; Ms. Aldens second-grade class; Mrs. Neals third-grade class; Mrs. Mondays fourth-graders Gwen Ivie, Romina Curbello, Kyndall Ritzie, Princeley Jecrois and Earnest McDuffie; and Mr. Victors fifth-graders Joshua McNicholas, Maggie Barde and Osmar Garcia. We also recently had the Dunnellon 4-H awards. The following students received their certificates in an award ceremony in the media center. Record Book Certificates: Matthew Livingston, Maggie Barde, Logan White, Rosie Bailey, Rylie Nonnemacher, Ishana Maharaj, Kirin Maharaj, Kelley Stump, Hannah Chung, Kylee Follett, Andrew Mills and Daniel Spence. Bailey also received a medal for Record Books. Citizenship Certificates: Matthew Livingston, Michael Livingston, Megan Sereda, Bailey, Stump, Mills, White and Chung. Rabbit Project: Kylee Follett, Bailey, Stump, Maharaj and Chung. Chicken Project: Bailey and White. Swine Project Medal: Rylie Nonnemacher and Sereda. Leadership Medals were awarded to Nonnemacher and Bardie. Clover Bud Award Medals: Madilyn Sereda, Natalee Beasley, Sydney White and Tawnie Dellilara. Rookie 4H medal: Maharaj. Outstanding Boy: Matthew Livingston. Outstanding Girl: Barde. Star Award: Bailey. Work Horse Award for behind the scenes: White. Congratulations to these fine young 4-H members and to their sponsors, Ms. Lou Hartigan and Ms. Donna Darden. It has been very busy here with all our celebrations and end of year tying things up! We have had a very good year here at DES. We hope everyone has a safe, restful and happy summer. We look forward to coming back together in the fall ready for a new dynamic year. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 7 000BLHZ 000BLZQ We Make Shopping Fun!! S TORE F RONTS A VAILABLE F OR L EASE 795-2585 Crystal River Mall NW US HWY 19 Belk Cafe Impressions Chelles Scents Crystal River Bear Factory Dollar Plus Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair Father & Son Hearing F.S. 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Martin Vitek, 80Martin Marty Vitek, 80, Dunnellon, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Ocala. He was born in Chicago, Ill. and was an accountant and assistant controller with 35 years of service with the Columbia Gas Systems, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio and later Wilmington, Delaware. After retiring in 1992, he and his wife moved to Dunnellon from Wilmington. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, and completed graduate studies there. He was a Korean War veteran serving with the U.S. Army. While stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana, he taught accounting, and later was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He enjoyed golf, fishing, camping and traveling with his family; he was an avid Ohio State Buckeye football fan, and was a little league baseball coach and commissioner. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Mike (Mary) Vitek, Houston, Texas and Kenny (Anna) Vitek, Columbus, Ohio; daughter Annie (Bill) Buss, Columbus, Ohio; brother Richard (Marilyn) Vitek, Clermont; 4 grandchildren, Rachel, Molly, Emily and Zachary. Services were held Friday, June 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, with Pastor Eddie Fulford officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the memory of Mr. Vitek to First United Methodist Church Pastors Discretionary Fund, 11818 Ohio Street, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 or The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612. Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. John D. Ghan, 76John D. Ghan, 76, of Rainbow Springs, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012. He was born in Antioch, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1935 and was married to Lora (Penzel) Ghan for 54 years. He is survived by his children, Susan (Bill) Kerr of Westmont, Ill., and John (Linda) Ghan of Downers Grove, Ill.; grandchildren, Karen, Laura, and Cheryl Kerr, Stefanie and Michael Ghan; and great grandchild, Kayla Kerr; brother, Guy (Emily) Ghan and Terry Ghan; also many nieces and nephews; sisterin-law Norine Meng and friends. He was an avid golfer, bridge player and a self employed machinist. He was involved in many organizations in Downers Grove, Ill., where he lived for 32 years. Above all, he will be remembered for his love of life, generosity, humor, storytelling and kindness to others. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. Family suggest memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County or the American Cancer Society. Bradford E. Jennings, 69Bradford E. Jennings, 69 of Dunnellon, and formerly of Trumbull, Conn., passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012. Brad is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Frances Guice Jennings and daughters, Kari and her husband Robert, Donia Jennings and her fianc, Leonel Mendes; grandchildren, Melissa and Nicole Saksa and Justyn Jennings all of Connecticut. He was previously the owner of BJenn Landscaping in Trumbull, Conn., and retired to Dunnellon. A memorial service will take place in Connecticut at a later date. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 000BD92 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 000A8NZ 000BNFB D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000AVU0 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 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. 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000AVTK MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 000AVU2 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Service 9:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000BLCI MUSEUM EYECARE 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 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 Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000AVU9 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 000AVTN Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 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 000BN6Q for life s special moments 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 www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com Instore Specials for Dads & Grads OBITUARIES Martin Vitek CHURCH BRIEFS Knights to sponsor Luau dinner The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 in Dunnellon will sponsor a Hawaiian Luau dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall at 7525 S. Highway 41. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30. The dinner will be genuine imitation Island cuisine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the church office, in the parish hall after Sunday Mass or from any Knight. Music will be provided by The Carriers. To reserve a table for 10 or for information, call 352-489-6221. Dunnellon SDA to host VBSThe Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a Vacation Bible School for children ages 5 to 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 to 30. The church is at 7400 S. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. There is no charge for the week-long event. To pre-register, call 352-447-5474.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. See CHURCH page 15

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 9 Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Kennith Acevedo Felix Alicea Julius Allen Madrika Allen Justin Altreche Jordan Anderson Jessica Anthony Destini Appling-Ettirck Stephen Arnaud Joshua Arnold Max Atkinson Jordan Bailey Sarah Bakley Dawn Baldwin Patricia Barber Anthony Basso Melissa Beasley Wesley Beasley Daniel Ben Noon Brittany Bennett Shawnique Bennett Shirley Benson Tyler Bereti Zachary Blersch Tiffany Boatwright Richard Boivin Barry Bones Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena Courtney Bonno Taylor Bradley Tyler Brightman Alexander Brill Elizabeth Brown James Brown Kourtni Budy Alex Bunce Anthony Burnham Christopher Butterweck James Carmona Ashlynn Chapman Alyssa Claffey Ayandee Colon Destiny Conley Owen Cooper Eliza Cortes Natalie Cot Michael Coughenour Jayleen Cruz Brittany Curtis Nicholas Davis Bailey Decker Matthew Deming Omar Desarden Kirsty Dixon Marnesha Dodson Chelsea Dominey Jeremy Dominey Samantha Donovan Krystalyn Dugan Joseph Dunaway Nicole Dutkiewicz Charley Echevarria Haley Fagan Erin Fitzgerald Paige Fleming Eric Forgione Gerald Fowler Jacob Furr Austin Gamble Janee Garrett Marinet Gil Steven Gonzalez Tatiana Graham Monica Grove Gissele Guerrero Jessica Haischer Austin Hall Connor Hannah Anthony Harper Abigail Hatfield Elizabeth Hatfield Austin Hayes Mike Henry Melinda Hernandez Ashley Hillisted Anthony Hitt Jennifer Hoffman Terrelle Holt Gage Honeysette Justine Horne James Hoyne Keowuan Hugee Angel Ilarraza Perez Alanna Irvine Kali Janosik Jacob Janus-Pelley

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Ashley Johnson Alexis Klimasewski Essasani Kolack Kody Kouba Kenton Kruger Shelby Lacasse Brittany Lakhani Matthew Lansbach Taylor Laricks Hoep Lebo Jeffrey Lesperance Mirna Llambelis Alexandra Love Adrienne Lynn Kirsten Lynn Madegny Machin Marcus Manning Shannie Marrero Gabriel Martins Auston Mason Danielle Mayberry Devon McAvay Renee McBride Jessica McClure Iman McGill Shayna McIntosh Danielle McNabb Carlos Merida Janissa Merritt Scott Merwin Lauryn Miller Virginia Mitchell Amberay Molder Alana Moninger Michael Morales Rosemary Morillo Christopher Muller Levi Murphy Miranda Myers Tatiana Nales Amanda Nedzwecky Cassandra Nelson Jessica Norcross Steven Norris-Harden Lucia Nuez Eric Nuez-Troncoso Austin OBier Mark Opatz Jonathan Orona Marxus Ortega Amanda Ortman Brittany Oswald Yeshka Otero Chico Chance Owens Shelby Payne Nicholas Pellicciotti Lindsey Penninger Kevin Peralta Maria Petroche-Granda Dakota Phillips Trevor Phillips Kenny Pichardo Jordan Polanco Donald Quick Gilson Quick Brent Quimby Alan Ramirez Dandria Ramirez Ezra Ramjit David Ramkelawan Cristal Ramos Joseph Reyes Brianna Ritli Cheyenne Rivera Devin Rivera Bobby Robinson Cody Robinson Natalie Rodriguez Malcolm Ross Christopher Rossi Dylan Rutkowski Isabella Ryan Rafaheal Salgdao Kristoff Salmon Brandon Sanchez Blake Sanders Nathanael Santiago Chantelle Santos Rashida Scantlebury Angela Schroeder Whitmore Kimberly Seaman Brittany Sereda Christopher Shields Laretta Shorts Victor Smeriglio Brandon Smith

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 11 000BMMM Brittany Sereda Dunnellon High School Love, Grams & Pa Thank you Kirk and Jill for giving me such a beautiful granddaughter. Good luck Brittany in your nursing career. 000BKO9 From a loving family Your hard work, ambition and persistence will lead to success in the future. Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Megan Smith Tony Smith-Craft Blanca Solis Zachary Sowell Matthew Spence Amanda Sperber Allina Storch Rebecca Strobel Michelle Taylor Denziel Thomas Alora Thompson Susan Thompson Courtney Tigg Kyle Tinkham Dylan Tootle Madeline Tourne Irelis Tovar Mikaliah Trowers Tabata Vazquez Marlene Vega Kaitlynne Victor Kayla Vining James Viola Johan Waterman Tevin Watkins Scott Weaver Casey Weber Dillon Wiggins Alexandra Wilder Amanda Williams Raymond Williams Tina Wright Rebecca Wypyszinski Katherina Yamashita Tara Yeary Jose Zapata Anna Zarkowski Cody Heisler Leeann Callejas Dunnellon Christian Academy Class of 2012 make happy: God, whomever you choose to marry and always make momma happy, Hackathorn said. Life owes you nothing. You have to make deposits before you can make withdrawals, Hackathorn said. Do not abuse credit cards. If you sleep with the dogs, youll get fleas. Or something else, Hackathorn noted. Develop your character. Live your passion and youll never go to work. Arrive early and dont ever be late. Get over it. Love God with all of your heart, mind and soul. I love you and I know you want to do a great job, Hackathorn told the graduates in his closing remarks. The two seniors, both of whom have attended DCA together throughout high school, called the graduation a bittersweet moment. Heisler recalled his first day at the school, when he showed up with a Mohawk. I couldnt take you seriously, Callejas joked. Heisler himself said he was an obnoxious kid with an obnoxious haircut who no one could take serious. And we can now? Callejas jokingly quizzed her classmate. As the two laughed prior to making their final walk through the entrance of First Baptist Church, they took time to share their memories of high school and their future plans. Both plan to attend the College of Central Florida in Ocala. Callejas plans to major in education, with the goal of becoming a teacher and perhaps someday returning to teach at DCA. Heisler, who is in a local Christian Rock Band, Purity in Covenant, said hes unsure of what he plans to major in during his two years at the Ocala-based college before transferring to a four-year school to complete his bachelors degree. The young teen, who plays guitar and sings for the group, hopes the group can make it big in the music industry. We are working on scraping up our money and putting out a record, he said. Both agreed their time at DCA was well worth it. It was just exceptional, Heisler said. The teachers, the staff, Ms. Nelson, theyre all genuine people who want whats in your best interest. I couldnt imagine being anywhere else. Callejas, whose mother is on staff at the school, said it wont be the same not walking through the doors on a daily basis. Its really sad, she said. I have a lot of memories here and a lot of friends. During their parting speeches, both graduates thanked their family for their respective sacrifices and allowing them to pursue their dreams. You pushed me to be excellent and reach the best of my potential, Heisler said. Callejas thanked Alexis Richardson for not allowing her to just avoid public speaking. She recalled her freshman year when it was a required part of class to do improvisational speech. I told her to give me a zero, Callejas explained. I wasnt going to do it, but she made me get up there and worked with me through it. Thank you. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCody Heisler walks into the sanctuary of First Baptist Church as a family member takes a picture. SOAR continued from page 1 Leeann Callejas laughs during Mike Hackathorns commencement speech. COMMUNITY BRIEF AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, class will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Satruday, June 29 and 30, at the First United Methodist Church, 21501 W Hwy 40, Dunnellon Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 352-245-1905 or email waltdsp@yahoo.com.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe group who set out flags at the two Dunnellon cemeteries on May 26 included American Legion members, Boy Scouts, Dunnellon P olice officers and community volunteers. Flags were placed at the graves of the many area veterans who served their country in one of many branches o f the U.S. Armed Forces. The American Legion Post 58 then held a Memorial Day Observance at its post headquarters on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. ABOVE: Bob Schmidt places a flag on a veterans grave Saturday, May 26, at the Dunnellon Community Cemetery. BELOW: Kathy Garlock plays Amazing Grace on the bagpipes May 28 during the American Legions Memorial Day Observance. ABOVE: Larry Jones places flags at veterans graves May 26 at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. BOTTOM RIGHT: In recognition of Memorial Day, American Legion Chaplain Eugene Thomas honors veterans by placing flags at their graves at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. BOTTOM LEFT: The American Legion Post 58 Color Guard and Auxiliary post the colors May 28 at the Memorial Day Observance.

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 13 Tomato and Avocado SalsaYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 large Florida tomatoes, diced 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon powdered cumin Your favorite hot sauce (for heat) Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve at room temperature for best flavor. For hotter version, substitute 1 seeded fresh jalapeo pepper for green pepper. Also, if you prefer, use toasted cumin seed instead of ground cumin. FAMILY FEATURES G reat appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, look to fresh, flavorful ingredients like Florida tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes add beautiful color, great taste, and a host of healthy nutrients like vitamin C to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versa tile, tantalizing tomato. Tomato Cobb Salad Wrap Turn a favorite salad into a tasty finger food by wrap ping up Cobb salad ingredients in a flour tortilla. Tomato and Avocado Salsa Whether you make it mild or spice it up, this salsa will make a lot of mouths happy. Try serving it in individual, wide mouthed glasses so guests can dip and re-dip as much as they like. Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed Tomatoes A savory party favorite, this dip gets extra flavor by being paired up with juicy baked tomatoes. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Pecans Sweet, savory, crunchy, salty this appetizer has it all. To get more appetizer and party-ready recipes, as well as sign up for a free news letter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. How Much? 1 medium tomato, seeded = approximately 3/4 cup chopped. 1 large tomato, seeded = 1 cup chopped. 1 pound of tomatoes = approximately 2 1/2 cups chopped, or 2 cups pured. Dont Refrigerate For the best tomato flavor, never refriger ate them. A chilled tomato will not finish ripening because cold halts the ripening process. Cold also kills the flavor of tomatoes, so even when the tomatoes are fully ripe, keep them out of the refrigerator. Tomato Cobb Salad WrapYield: 4 servings 4 large (10-inch) flour tortillas 6 tablespoons prepared blue cheese dressing 8 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast 3 medium, fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound), cut into thin slices 4 leaves Boston, iceberg or leaf lettuce 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices 4 strips cooked bacon Spread each tortilla with 1 1/2 table spoons of dressing. Top with layers of turkey, tomato, let tuce, avocado and bacon, dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas. If desired, tie each wrap with chives, or secure with long toothpicks, and cut each sandwich in half. Toserve,standbothhalvesofeachsand wich on cut ends. Garnish with tomato wedges, green onions and avocado. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and PecansYield: 4 servings 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans 4 slices crusty, firm-textured bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick 2 cloves garlic peeled and halved 2 large Florida tomatoes, sliced about 1/8 inch thick Freshly ground pepper to taste Chopped fresh basil or dried basil for garnish In small bowl, mash cheeses together with fork, leaving mixture somewhat chunky. Mix in pecans. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on small baking sheet and broil slices for about 1 min ute on each side, just until golden. Watch carefully so bread doesnt burn. Rub one side of each piece of bread with garlic. Spread some of the cheese mixture over each slice and arrange 2 or 3 overlapping tomato slices on top. Pepper tomatoes lightly, then garnish with basil and serve.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed TomatoesYield: 4 servings 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 large fresh Florida tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 can low-sodium artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 large fresh Florida tomatoes 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 375F. In medium mixing bowl, com bine cream cheese, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning with lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started

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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. 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.c om or contact Judi at 352237-8277. 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. 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. 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Superior Towing/C&M 255-0607 RIV6/23 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these 257-0607 RIV6/22 & 6/26 sales PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on June 22, 2012 at Precision Towing LLC, 1759 W New Lennox Ln, Dunnellon FL 34434, phone 352-489-1357. No titles, as is, cash only. 1999 Hond 478TE2309XA002641, 2007 Polaris 4XAMH50A87A946990. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on June 26, 2012 at Turners Transmission Service Inc, 531 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-732-3355. No titles, as is, cash only. 1997 Chrysler Sebring 2D, VIN 4C3AU52N4VE196942 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $1734.71. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. June 7, 2012. Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTRW12W58FA22808 2008 FORD 3B7HC13Y7SM149023 1995 DODGE June 7, 2012. vehicle(s) on 06/23/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP52U8SA259778 1995 FORD June 7, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 251-0607 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a notification of channel enhancements for Comcast Cables residential and commercial channel lineups in Lake and Orlando market areas. On, or around, June 26, 2012, for Osceola, Orange, Lake, Marion, Volusia, and Citrus Counties: GMC will change from a Digital Preferred service to a Digital Starter service. GMC HD will change from a HD Digital Preferred service to a HD Digital Starter service (where carried). A preview of this programming may be seen by customers subscribing to the appropriate tier of service prior to the effective date. On, or around, July 11, 2012, for Osceola, Orange, Lake, Marion, and Volusia Counties all digital lineups, and for Central Hillsboroughs channel lineup: CNBC World, channel 262, will be removed from the channel lineup. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com June 7, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. 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 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. 256-0614 RIV Steffy, Marjorie Jeanette 42-20120CP-000404 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2012-CP-000404 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE JEANETTE STEFFY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE JEANETTE STEFFY, deceased, whose date of death was December 3, 2010; File Number 2012-CP-000404 is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: June 7, 2012. Personal Representative /s/ ROBERT D. STEFFY 610 Mill Creek, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Hallie L. Zobel Florida Bar No. 0748218 Bailey Zobel Pilcher PLC 610 S. Maintland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 Telephone: 407-622-1900 June 7 and 14, 2012. 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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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. Auctions Estates (2) Public Mac hine Shop Auctions Online Bidding! #1-Swaim Machine Co. Inc. Scottsboro Alabama. #2 Golden Seal Services, Inc. Marianna Fl.. CNC Machines-LathesShears-Welders, MORE! bid now @ www. 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Must sell. $14K OBO c: 941-539-9961 Campers/ Travel Trailers I BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes call me 352-201-6945 Auto Parts/ Accessories Tonneau Coverfor Dodge Dakota Silver fiberglass m+$350 (352) 489-4761 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 Handyman Andrew Joehl Handyman. Gen/Maint/Repairs Pressure cleaning. Lawns/Gutters. No job too small!Reli able ,ins. 0256271 352-465-9201 Call 352-489-2731 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN merged with the county? One thing that would be lost is a high city payroll and operating cost expense. If economy of scale, consolidation of cost and resources are ever a consideration, then merging with county resources make sense. The city is currently in deep debt and really is dependant on grants, gimmicks and borrowed money to stay solvent. A highly efficient police and fire department must have on-going training coupled with efficient equipment. Inverness and Crystal River have the county sheriff as its law enforcement agency. A small department like Dunnellon will always struggle due to budget issues. Lets look at some of the cost of just running the city government. The police departments budget for FY 2011-2012 is $1,087,485. The fire department budget is $404,812. The majority of costs for both departments are, of course, salaries and benefits. The Greenlight budget for this year only works if the customer fee revenue brought in exceeds $2 million. That will not happen, so what does happen? The salary of the city manager, all the administrative staff and day-today operations cost of departments would be eliminated or reduced with consolidation. The road department and utility department would be just as efficiently handled by the county Dunnellon city government actually is similar to an ongoing Obama administration stimulus package program where government jobs are created and sustained by taxes and user fees. The stimulus results in no lasting benefit, just job creation funded by taxpayer dollars in a never ending cycle. Do unneeded and inefficient government agencies ever voluntarily reduce themselves on their own volition? The city managers mission in Dunnellon appears to be to grow the city government and payroll for the benefit of the city work force. Greenlight is the best example of this mentality of city involvement whether it is warranted or needed. If Greenlight were private enterprise it would be out of business. As the city is so fond of using Burton & Associates to do studies and recommendations, how about a study of consolidation with the county? I am sure that if the Rio Vista utility purchase made economic sense to Burton & Associates, than it should be able to give a good solid recommendation for city/county consolidation. Due to the fact my utility rate is involuntarily tied to the financial excess of Dunnellon, I feel justified in urging the study and course of action. I see no downside to the residents of Dunnellon if they paid only county taxes. Dunnellon taxpayers should demand a study to see if their taxes would decrease with no diminution of services. The bottom line question is this: what is the purpose of Dunnellon City? Now it appears the main function is to provide managerial and staff jobs to run a city with less than 1,800 residents and a shrinking tax base. For example, the salaries/benefits of Greenlight city employees are above the median income of comparable private jobs in Marion County. The tax rate and utility rate for Dunnellon residents would be reduced with county management. My estimate is that half of the city expenses would disappear with county consolidation. What extra services and benefits do city residents have that surrounding county area residents do not have? Dunnellon might have made sense in the early 20th century; it makes no sense in the early 21st century. I urge the study be done as soon as possible. Steve Swett is a Rainbow Springs resident for the past 17 years and retired Dunnellon Postmaster. GUEST continued from page 4

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Murder mystery party slated June 17Tickets 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. who knows her is as familiar with some joke shes played as they are with her affinity for the colors orange and blue. Funny lady. Gator fan. These alone are the makings of an unforgettable teacher, but Gray also has another aspect of her that is always present. I was reminded of just how deeply her love for her students goes by something former Principal Bobby James mentioned when he spoke. In April 2004, she and Mr. James traveled up to Shands at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville to award Felix Galindez his high school diploma. He died of cancer that very same night, and his dying wish had been to graduate. Galindez had six teachers, yet James knew it was Phyllis Gray who should go. Gray has always had an intuition about the needs of her students. In October 2003, she established a fund at DHS called the Shirley Bateman Shekel Fund. Grays close friend Shirley Bateman, who also spent 30 years at DHS holding down the fort in the guidance office, was always helping students who were in need. Bateman used her shekels to buy caps, gowns and other necessities for students over the years. Gray established the Fund in her memory after Bateman died of cancer. As Principal Michelle Lewis delivered her closing remarks at Fridays party, she promised that the Shekel Fund would continue at DHS. Phyllis Gray, as you can see, is so much more than a funny lady. She has touched the lives of many, many teens at a time in their lives when life is usually uncertain. Not knowing for sure whats next after school is scary, but Gray makes it bearable. However, I would be remiss not to mention just a few of the many pranks she has pulled. When Lewis closed, she chose just one for each letter of her name. What I find really funny is that even though there was a ten-year period between when I graduated and when I came to teach at DHS, I was familiar with almost every story that was told. Nobody forgets these things. Once you hear a Phyllis Gray story, it is just too crazy to forget. A few years ago, students began playing a new game at school called Ninja. It was a fairly harmless game, but the administration didnt like it and it was banned. Gray still played Ninja in her classroom, and in this age of cell phone cameras, it was inevitable that videos of the banned activity would end up on YouTube. The video includes Gray saying, No, no, no dont do that Since moving to her room in Building 23, Gray has invited many staff members to her room and has hidden her students in cabinets and on countertops to jump out and scare people as they walked into the room. Perhaps one of the most bizarre recent pranks was when another teacher reached his 40th birthday and Gray decided she and her students would deliver him a real live birthday goat. Although Michelle Lewis tells the story best, Gray was the driving force behind last years incredible senior prank. Gray arranged with Lewis husband to go into their house while they were out of town to photograph seniors in her house using the principals things, sitting around the pool, and checking out what was in the fridge. Gray had the pictures printed and the graduates handed Lewis the photos as they crossed the stage at graduation. Who thinks up stuff like that? And who gets away with it? Things might seem a little quieter around DHS without Mrs. Gray, but she said it best: I am so Dunnellon High School, but all of us are. We are all teachers or employees here and we all have our own personalities, but the thing is, in our own way every one of us means something to these kids. We all have our own style, we all have our own personality, but we just really mean something to the students. I just love these students. There has not been a day when I have come to school and not laughed and just looked at their little young faces and how they view the world, so young and innocent (although not as innocent as we were). I have learned something every single day from my students I just love them. They give so much to us. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 17 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR T E R M I T E S ? T E R M I T E S ? TERMITES? 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WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs Yes sign me up for $27 00 12 month subscription* Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Email: Mail this coupon to: Riverland News 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon. FL 34432 *Must be local, in county delivery. CODE MO. Special expires 7/4/12 Each week you will receive Riverland News delivered to your home. Each issue will update you on the happenings within our city and county, school district, business news, great advertising bargains... just to name a few. C a l l 4 8 9 2 7 3 1 Call 489-2731 o r v i s i t u s o n t h e w e b or visit us on the web w w w r i v e r l a n d n e w s c o m www.riverlandnews.com Ask for Code: mo 000BK2L ONLY $27 00* *12 Month Subscription SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 000BMHI PRIDE continued from page 6 COMMUNITY EVENT toward my entire life. When I was a young girl, this is what I wanted. These last four years have not been easy. I gave up all of my summers to take extra online classes and dual enrollment classes. It definitely was not easy. I remember when I started my dual enrollment classes my parents had to drive me because I was only 15. Lakhani said her three greatest accomplishments are: That I have never missed a day of school. I went from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade without missing any days. I even had surgery on my elbow in first grade and was back at school by lunch time. Having graduated with my AA degree before I graduated from high school. Having the honor to be valedictorian is so special to me. I was told it wouldnt happen and that I couldnt do it. The 17-year-old skipped seventh grade and went into high school younger than most, she explained. I pulled it out, Lakhani. That is what I am most proud of. That finally, this year has proven that hard work, determination, and desire really pay off. This achievement is not only for me but also for everyone in my family. Lakhani praised her family, especially her parents, Zulf and Bobbi, as well as her sister, Breanna, for supporting her the past few years in her goal to finish at the top of her graduating class. They have really helped me achieve my goal, Lakhani said. My dad has been the one who always tells me I can do anything, and my mom is the wind beneath my wings. Because not only did I work hard for this, but so did my parents and my sister. My sister has been my biggest fan and my dad has always been there. My mom was my tutor, coach, best friend and amazing mother. I couldnt have done it without the three of them and the rest of my family who always believed in me. Tragedy struck the Lakhani family in April when a fire ripped through the Sunoco Gas Station along U.S. 41, north of Walmart. The fire, determined to be accidental, destroyed the business her family had owned for 17 years. It does shine light on this very difficult time, Lakhani said. With a family vacation in the works, shell take some much needed down time before starting the next leg of her academic adventure, when she enrolls at the University of Florida in the fall, where she will major in biochemistry. LAKHANI continued from page 1 0 0 0 B O D K Two Divas in One Store 20324 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 352-489-0844 Couture Paws NEWNEARLY NEWUPSALERESALE Largest Selection of Lowest Price Bling! If you bling... your dog should too Designer Dog Wear, Bling Collars & Leads. Beds fit for your Prince or Princess & AT REPEAT BOUTIQUE 000BNEQ Bills Grill 100 TOKENS FREE (Limit 1 offer per customer per day) 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd. 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Benefit 5K slated for SaturdayThe second annual Michelle Standridge Memorial Cancer Benefit Stop, Drop and Run 5K, Little Heros 1K and Cook-Off will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the YMCA of Marion County at 3200 S.E. 17th St., Ocala. The event is sponsored by YMCA of Marion County, the Marion County Firefighter Benevolence Fund. All Proceeds go to the Marion County FirefighterBenevolence Fund to assist firefighters and members of the localcommunity battling cancer and facing medical hardships. Registration is $25 and available at StopDropandRunRacing.com, Active. Com or day of race. Inaugural charity golf tourney slatedThe inaugural Michelle -O-Gram Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per person. Hole sponsors are available for $25 per marker. Deadline for hole sponsorships is June 22. Prizes will be award to the top three teams for low gross as well as top three teams for low net. In addition to that, prizes will be given for closest to the pin and longest drive. For more information or to sign-up, call Donald Hanchar at 352-3622108 or Paulette Szydlo at 352-427-8695. list of Greenlight Communications users. Additionally, new information has come to light concerning possible placement of inserts into the Riverland and Villager newspapers with regard to a possible boycott of Dunnellon businesses who subscribe to Greenlight services. Your boycott plans seemingly rely on obtaining customer lists from Greenlight Communications. Based on those customer lists, you indicate that by hitting the send button on your computer, you will be able to notify everyone in Rainbow Springs as to which businesses are Greenlight Communications customers. Fowler wrote doing so would be impossible. If this information is true and you have made these statements you are misinformed with regard to your ability to obtain customer lists from Greenlight Utilities, he wrote. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of subscribers are confidential and exempt pursuant to F.S. Section 119.07 (3) (r). In the letter, Fowler told Black doing so is a seconddegree misdemeanor under F.S. 364.24 for disclosing any customer account information. This means that any business owners or homeowners who have become customers of Greenlight Communications may rely on total confidentiality with regard to their customer account information, Fowler wrote. Greenlight Communications is a lawfully licensed and franchised telecommunications company doing business in its franchise area complying with all of the provisions of Florida Statutes. The Florida Constitution and the city of Dunnellon Charter grants home rule powers to the city allowing the city to run a lawful business. Please be aware that if an individual or business entity interferes with the Citys rights under its franchise to pursue customers and to sell its services that interference may be both unlawful and actionable. Black dismissed those claims. Your allegation that I am trying to obtain a list of Greenlight customers is not only not true, it is ridiculous, Black wrote. Hundreds of Rainbow Springs residents are in and out of Dunnellon on a daily basis. You dont need any list to find out what is going on in a small town. Nothing stays secret for long. I will not allow the city of Dunnellon to besmirch my name with unfounded allegations that I have or intend to violate a Florida Statute. Black wrote to Fowler explaining the list of those willing to boycott the citys much anticipated utility system, which is almost a year behind its anticipated full launch date. Initially, Greenlight was supposed to be fully launched in July 2011; however, the system is currently only partially operational. Yes, we will use our computers and email to communicate to residents of Rainbow Springs on issues pertaining to the boycott of Greenlight or anything else that effects our community, Black stated. Your comment that there are some residents unhappy with the situation regarding the water/sewer rates in Rainbow Springs is revealing. If your definition of some is a few hundred, then Ive got some bad news for you. I am approaching 2,000 signed pledges to boycott Greenlight. When you add in the growth of our email system, its a bit more than a few hundred. Black took his turn to chastise city officials for their lack of communication with residents when he first approached them in February with his original list of signatures of those who signed the petition to boycott Greenlight. When a citizen delivers 1,063 notarized signatures to City Council from their newly acquired customers, dont you think that person at least deserves a phone call? he wrote. Does it really matter whether you interpret the letter as a demand letter or not? This represents at least 50 percent of your customer base. A normal business response would be to investigate the problem. Your lack of response speaks volumes. Fowler, in his letter, to Black requested the longtime Rainbow Springs resident to halt the boycott. Hopefully, the,facts that have been reported to the city concerning your actions were incorrect, Fowler added. And if not, that such conduct will immediately cease. If so, then this letter will be the end of this matter other than to ensure that you are timely and fully informed. Black wrote to Fowler he is well within his constitutional right to lead a boycott of Greenlight. We are boycotting Greenlight Communications as is our First Amendment Right, Black stated. Further harassment by the city of Dunnellon against any residents of Rainbow Springs engaging in his peaceful boycott will not be tolerated. Black, later in the letter, again stated the communitys stance regarding any boycott of the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight or businesses. The city of Dunnellon has every right to operate Greenlight Communications in any manner they see fit, Black wrote. The residents of Rainbow Springs have every right to boycott the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight Communications and any or all merchants if we so choose. Again, please refer to the U.S. Constitution under the First Amendment. It will answer any questions you may have on established law regarding boycotting/picketing. Black said the solution to the whole problem is simple. The issue can be resolved if City Council will sit down and talk to people, not at them, he stated. The residents of Rainbow Springs are not interested in informational or education meetings that dont address the issues. Those issues are: the 25 percent surcharge, the excess tiered water rates and the citys unwillingness to isolate and report where the surcharge money is spent. To ignore these core issues and hope they go away isnt going to work. We are willing to work with the city to come up with an agreeable compromise. Just contact us. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 ALL YOU CARE TO EAT SEAFOOD $22.99 000BOYF 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com SEAFOOD FEST A TO Z LIQUORS 12091 S. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, June 7, 2012 Vol 30 No. 33 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING R/C Club will host annual event SaturdayTri-County R/C Club Annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival The Tri-County R/C Club will host its annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes, large and small, including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving. For additional information and directions, visit www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836.Landscape architect to attend FORS meetingThe Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park Inc. will host its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 11, in the Felburn Pavilion at Rainbow Springs State Park. Richard Kesselring, who will be the guest speaker, was the landscape architect from Ocala, who designed the historic gardens when the park was a private attraction. The Friends will be honoring him for his design of the gardens that people are still enjoying today. The public is welcome. If you would like to attend, RSVP at 465-8555. Library Friends to host month-long 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 benefit the 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. Resident: Boycott will continue Rainbow Springs resident Lynn Black wasted little time responding to City Attorney James A. Fowler, who chastised Black and his efforts to lead a boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications in a letter dated April 24. Black responded to Fowler May 7, stating in his letter that Fowlers letter was filled with inaccurate statements and allegations. In Fowlers letter to Black, he wrote obtaining information about customers who sign-up for services with Greenlight is against the law. It has been reported that you have contacted business owners and homeowners, within Dunnellons Greenlight Communications franchise area and advised them that if they subscribe to Greenlight Communications, their businesses would be boycotted and their names would be circulated amongst those individuals unhappy with Dunnellon, thus subjecting them to possible harassment, Fowler wrote. Allegedly, you told them that either you or the people you work with are able to obtain a customer Lynn Black Black responds to city attorney, says rights are protected Police catch pair of gators Animals put back in wildDunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black is a die-hard Gators fan. Her officers might not be, at least not after this past weekend. Law enforcement authorities from the agency corralled two alligators this past weekend, releasing them back into the wild after officers responded to two separate incidents in which gators were spotted in town. On Friday night, Sgt. Jacob Gonzalez and Officer Aaron German responded to a call about a gator behind Dunnellon Plaza near Pizza Pub. On Saturday afternoon, Officers Shane Yox and Adam Robinson were dispatched to the Rainbow Square Shopping Plaza. How each animal ended up in their respective locations, Black said shes unsure of but did indicate the recent heavy rains from Tropical Storm Beryl might have led to it. I bet the rain is the cause of it, she explained. I dont think anyone dumped them, probably the rain caused them to migrate. I have seen this in the past after and during most major storms or when there is a drought. However, Black pointed out, handling alligators is a crime and FWC would be called for charges if necessary. The gator captured and released by Sgt. Gonzales and German was about 5 feet in length, Black said. The second alligator caught and released by Yox and Robinson measured about 3 feet, Black said. I know the little one was mad when Shane tried to get him, she said. It was just a year ago TOP OF THE CLASS: LAKHANI NAMED VALEDICTORIAN Brittany Lakhani is a beauty queen. Shes supported troops overseas, mailing them coupons for the past year to help lower their expenses. The soon-to-be Dunnellon High School graduate has also never missed a day of high school. Shes already earned her associate of arts from the College of Central Florida, having earned 63 credit hours there and graduated May 15 from CF. Now Lakhani can boast of the highest honor bestowed upon a high school graduate valedictorian. She will address her fellow classmates at 7 p.m. today at the DHS Graduation. The one-time Miss Gainesville Teen, who competed at the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant last October in Miami, was chosen ahead of Casey Weber and Gage Honeysette. I am so excited and cannot stop smiling, said Lakhani, who finished with a G.P.A. of 5.0 to earn valedictorian honors. This honor is something that I have been working Dunnellon Christian Acadmey bids farewell to two grads I will soar on the wings of eagles, I will learn to fly high above this world. Mac Powell, singer, Third DayStrength isnt in numbers or size, strength is in a persons heart. That can certainly be considered the case for the 2012 graduates at Dunnellon Christian Academy, which again had two graduates this year. Those Eagles Cody Heisler and Leeann Callejas will now begin their journey as young adults, as they prepare for their future. The two seniors were given words of wisdom and encouragement from Mike Hackathorn, pastor at Agape Baptist Church in Ocala and the graduates one-time Bible teacher at DCA. Hackathorn said he was honored to have been chosen to speak at their graduation ceremony, joking his four-hour speech would have to be scrapped after the start of the ceremony was delayed 30 minutes. Thats been nipped in the bud, he jokingly said before turning to a message filled with sincerity and advice for the graduates. Life is now beginning for you, enjoy the journey, he said, cautioning them that the real world is a tough place. Life is not as forgiving as Ms. Nelson. Hackathorn said he sought out advice from the 23 richest people in the world and would pass it along to todays graduates. He whittled the advice down to a top 10 list of brilliant words for graduates. Get out of bed. Theres no room for laziness, Hackathorn said. Dont seek too much advice. You cannot please everybody, he explained. Theres only three people you have to JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy seniors Leeann Callejas, left, and Cody Heisler stand as they are officially presented as graduates of the Christian-based school affliiated with First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. The two graduated last Friday. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JULIE MANINCI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High Schools Brittany Lakhani was selected as the Class of 2012s Valedictorian. Weber, Honeysette tapped as salutatorians See GATORS page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RESIDENT page 18 See LAKHANI page 17 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SOAR page 11

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when Florida Fish and Wildlife officials instructed Chief Black and her officers on the finer points about how to properly secure loose gators. Black said FWC officers taught her and her staff how to get a hold of a gator safely, secure a hold around mouth, tape mouth and tape legs together depending on the size, so it will not move. Black said FWC officers explained how if the tail is grabbed the gator could turn around quickly and bite. They also explained how to approach and carry as well as how to remove tape prior to placing the gator back into the water. We had the opportunity to handle the gator and the FWC officers critiqued us and provided excellent instruction, she said about the course taught a year ago, which paid off this past weekend. This does not mean we will handle all gator calls. We only assist FWC if they are busy. The training was very beneficially to the officers; I felt the training was worth it. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers learned of Trish Sammons Bannisters requirement for at least $5,000 in a bank fund before she could proceed with a kidney transplant operation through an article in May 24 issue of the Riverland News. After contacting Karen Jones, Bannisters fundraising coordinator through their newly set up website, www.transplantfortrish, the volunteers began an immediate phone vote to approve a $1,000 donation. Within four days, the volunteers had a majority vote and on Saturday, June 2, Trish Bannister and Karen Jones met at the Pennsylvania Avenue Thrift Shop to accept the check. Bannister said she felt so blessed to have the support of so many in this community and the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shops $1,000 check was thrilling. She told the volunteers as she accepted the check protect your kidneys, you have no idea how difficult it is to have dialysis and face this kind of problem. Bannister added she is extremely fortunate to have received news that her husband is a suitable match and will be the donor for her kidney transplant. Bannister is part of the Sammons family that is well known in Dunnellon; her grandmother, Naomi Sammons, and her son ran the Sammons Flower Shop at the corner of Cedar and Pennsylvania Avenue for many years. The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop women indicated it is their hope that this donation will bring Bannister closer to the $5,000 required which will allow her to proceed with the operation. Jones indicated there is a fund set up in her name through the Dunnellon Bank of America and they have several fundraising events planned. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results of play from May 29: Winners: 1. Barney Reagan, 5,270; 2. Wes Hanington, 5,050; 3. Luise Pellett, 4,930; 4. Barbara Hanington, 4800. Slams: Millie Morales and Jean Bozak, 6 Hearts made 7. Results of play from May 22: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 6,150; 2. Bill Smead, 5,500; 3. Barbara Hanington, 4,470; 4. Ruth Brucker, 4,390. Slams: A grand slam was bid and made by Bill Smead and Luise Pellett, 7 Spades. Results of play from May 15: Winners: 1. Sandra Leaper, 8,250; 2. Bill Smead, 5,730; 3. Richard Davis, 4,960, 4. Brian Norris, 4,490). Slams: Sandra Leaper and Bill Smead, 7S, and Barbara Hanington and Bill Smead, 6C. Results of play from May 8 Winners: 1. Debby Rodriguez, 5,300; 2. Sandra Leaper, 4,350; 3. Wilma Jester, 4,310; 4. Bill Smead, 4,150. Slams: Betsy Davis and Debby Rodriguez, 6NT; and Betsy Davis and Bill Smead, 6NT made 7. Results of play from May 1: Winners: 1. Barbara Hanington, 4,990; 2. Jean Bozak, 4,490; 3. Sandra Leaper, 4,420; 5. Nick Caspero, 4,130. Slams: Tomiko Vasey and Brian Norris, 6 Hearts. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Subscriptions, Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. 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Miller faces an additional charge of criminal mischief stemming from the incident. According to reports from Dunnellon Police Department, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the school after a resident had called authorities in reference to two male subjects standing on the roof of the school in the 21000 block of Chestnut St. Upon arriving, Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Miley as well as Deputy Lightle observed one of the suspects standing on the roof. The report stated authorities conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate the suspects; however, during the search, Miley found a black in color Kia sports utility vehicle. He provided the information to the Marion County Sheriffs Office, when he was later advised the registered owner of the vehicle was Gibbs. According to the report, Gibbs emergency contact was provided at which time authorities contacted Gibbs grandfather. The grandfather advised police Gibbs was no longer living at his house and had moved in with a friend. Gibbs grandfather told authorities, the report stated, he did not know why Gibbs vehicle was parked at the school and he would call his friends mother and call back. The report stated Gibbs grandfather called officers back and told them Millers mom advised him that both Gibbs and Miller told her they were leaving and going into town. According to the report, authorities contacted Miller via his cell phone. Miller advised authorities he and Gibbs were walking through the woods, having jumped off the roof upon seeing law enforcement officials and had run into the woods. The report stated Cpl. Arnold and Miley met the defendants at the parking lot at TJs Bait & Tackle in the 21000 block of West State Road 40, before both Gibbs and Miller were transported to the police department for interviews. 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River views Because we can make it happenEureka! The Dunnellon City Council has hired a law firm to investigate the legalities of the alleged boycott, suggested by the Rainbow Springs coalition and community, of those Dunnellon establishments subscribing to the Greenlight Communications system. This is a positive indication that this supposed boycott has made the desired impact and is causing the council to react. Perhaps, just perhaps, this will provoke willingness on their behalf to negotiate a settlement and eliminate the usurious water surcharge. Notwithstanding, the members of the Rainbow Springs coalition, namely Lynn Black and Burt Eno, have done a remarkable job in supporting the community by attempting to rectify the egregious actions imposed by the city council. Their conscientious efforts should be applauded and not chastised by some law firm citing nebulous and archaic ordinances. From a personal perspective, local businesses should be given every opportunity to be successful and thrive while being primarily supported by the local communities, but support is a two-way street. Thusly, these local merchants/businesses should acknowledge the goals and objectives of their supporting communities and join them in a concerted effort to combat the unscrupulous actions of their local government. Currently, our only alternative is to jointly refuse any subscriptions to Greenlight communications until a satisfactory resolution to the surcharge issue is accomplished. Regardless, there is no known ordinance or statute compelling anyone to frequent certain establishments and we have the inalienable right to purchase our goods and services from whomever we please. Unfortunately, that does not apply to our water situation. We can, however, refuse to do business with a noncompliant merchant simply because we can. Quite honestly, this Greenlight embargo is adversely affecting the city finances and, in their desperation, is resorting to legal shenanigans. Hopefully, they will eventually take the high road and begin to address the concerns of their neighboring communities.Bill Pawliw Rainbow Springs Hooray for head librarian, Julie SiegAfter reading a column by Kathleen Wallace in the May 24 issue, I was surprised that the article was even printed because it publicly criticized and humiliated a local woman for doing her job. In Julie Siegs defense, after she banned the book Shades of Gray, I stand with applause with her decision. She is the head librarian for Marion County and I have to assume she was Graduates, dont be afraid to chase your dreams Who do you think you are? Ilove that show Who Do You Think You Are on Friday nights. It takes a famous person on a journey to discover their roots and where they came from. And whether their ancestors were kings or paupers, it is mind blowing. Emmitt Smith found out he came from slavery while Reba McEntire found out her fifth grandfather was an indentured servant who then became the owner of a large plantation. Good stuff. I have wanted to trace my family roots for such a long time now. I started a search a few months ago, not realizing how expensive it is. Now I understand why only famous people are searching for their ancestors. It takes time, money and traveling, sometimes all around the world. So, unfortunately, I didnt get very far. Im putting it on hold for right now but Im not giving up. With surnames like Cavalieri, Procopio, Basile and Pugliese, I have no doubts that I am 100 percent Italian on both sides, but there are so many unanswered questions. In fact, my parents and my brother, Dominic, traveled to Italy twice and actually did a bit of research back in the 1990s. They were able to trace the Procopio family, who was my fathers maternal side, all the way back to the 1800s, and all right there in southern Italy. They also located a monument of my great-grandfather who fought in World War I and died in Austria. My father was named after him. How cool is that? A trip to Italy is definitely on my bucket list. Here is the mystery. My grandparents were all descendants of Italy, but then we have my paternal grandfather who was born in Brazil, where his family lived on a coffee plantation. How did they get there? Did they leave Italy to run the plantation? And why Brazil? My father has no idea, but we sure are curious. They did eventually move back to Italy, where my great grandfather then owned a candy store. It wasnt until 1924 that my grandfather, Anthony Pugliese, traveled to America by himself at the age of 18. His parents were both dead by then. In talking with my dad recently, I found out things I didnt know. Like in 1954, while my dad was serving in the Korean War, his father went back to Borgia, Italy, for a visit. He had been given a gift of $2,000, so he had a monument erected in honor of St. Gregorio Grassi to give his thanks. Coming back to the United States, he rode on the maiden voyage of the Andrea Doria, which sank the very next year. I am fascinated by stuff like that. My paternal great-grandmother and my maternal great-grandfather didnt speak English. Our communication with each other consisted of nodding our heads and smiling. How I wish I had taken the time to learn their language and ask them about their childhood. I bet they both had an amazing story to tell. I want to know how they lived. Were they poor or middle class? What did their parents do for a living? What kind of people were they? What brought them to America? I wonder if I have any royalty in my past? Perhaps, Queen Victoria The Newspaper built on Community Pride. 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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, June 7, 2012 RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL GUEST COLUMN What course of action should the city of Dunnellon embark on to solve its financial and political problems? I believe, due to the dire financial shape of Dunnellon coupled with the poorly planned Greenlight venture, that the future of Dunnellon is bleak. Rather than being the savior that increases revenue, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications will be a financial drain on the city until it is done away with. Greenlight alone will bankrupt the city. It is obvious that the city cannot raise sufficient revenue due to a declining tax base then it must cut cost. Due to the size and growth of the city government, operating expenses (not the city itself) it is impossible to realistically cut cost under the present structure. The cost of employees salaries and benefits will steadily increase in the future. How many cities the size of Dunnellon have the high operating cost and payroll budget the size of Dunnellons? The economic reality is this: no city with a population and tax base the size of Dunnellon can survive in todays economy. There is no longer an economic or political reason for Dunnellon to exist. Local resident control of the city via elections does not appear to be a concern of city residents based on voter turnout and the apathy of involvement in city affairs. I believe that two of the current council members ran unopposed, which means residents are either highly satisfied or there is a high degree of apathy. Based on the high tax rate and utility rate, coupled with the management of the city, I find it hard to believe residents are highly satisfied. I also believe the business community in Dunnellon is not truly satisfied with the local city governance. From what I see, this is not a business friendly government operation. The city government is not an inducement for business to locate here, but a hindrance. So the question is what will residents lose if the city is absorbed by the county? Will the quality of life go down? Would public safety and utility operations be affected in a negative way? I do not think so. Based on living in Rainbow Springs with the sheriff and fire protection, I feel safe. Could the county run the utility departments as efficiently as the city? I venture they would surpass the city in cost containment and efficiency. If the county had purchased Rainbow Springs Utility, it would not have placed the 25 percent surcharge on Rainbow Springs residents. What would the city lose if they City, county should weigh options for consolidation Today we bid farewell to the Class of 2012 at Dunnellon High School, and we welcome the next generation of future doctors, teachers, businessmen and women, and the like into the realm of adulthood. Now, I realize the trepidation and fear as well as the wide-eyed excitement about moving out and moving forward in life. Life is tough. Youre going to run into hurdles and obstacles. The road will be hard, youll hit a breaking point at which time youre going to want to quit, give up and pack it in. From experience, I encourage you to stay the course. Those moments in life will teach you a lot about your character. As you prepare to decide what you want to be, I encourage you to chase your dreams. That means if you want to teach, teach; be a doctor, practice medicine or surgery, depending on your field of study; or the next four-star general, then be the best the military has to offer. Dont let someone discourage you from chasing what youve wanted; dont live with that regret in 5, 10, 15 or 20 years down the road. Regret will eat at your core. I encourage you, our young men and women, to shoot for the stars. Dont be afraid to take risks. However, dont sacrifice your integrity, because once youve compromised your integrity, you dont have much else in life. Most importantly, and this is a snippet of a speech shared last week at Dunnellon Christian Academys graduation, choose a passion. Because if youre doing what youre passionate about, youll never work a day in your life. Not many folks whove worked for dozens of years can say that. Im fortunate, because I love my job and love what I do. Sure, some days are bad, some days are good and some days are truly amazing. Do something that makes you happy; not something that makes you rich. Money will not buy you the happiness which youll be seeking years from now, long after your youth has passed you by. I look forward to hearing about your successes and accomplishments in the coming years; perhaps if Im still plugging away at the Riverland News, Ill be fortunate to receive an invitation to your 5-year reunion so I can hear more about them. In the meantime, chase your dreams and enjoy the moment tonight. Its your day, enjoy it while you can. Because before long, youll be looking back upon this moment and cherishing the moments you had. Audrey Beem See LETTERS page 5 Jeff Bryan See JERSEY GIRL page 5 STEVE SWETT Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 16

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Pugliese. I hate to admit I dont know much about Italian history. Heck, I have trouble with American History. Of course, everybody knows names like Marco Polo and Mussolini. Am I somehow related to Amerigo Vespucci? Or maybe they were travelers with Christopher Columbus? Inquiring minds want to know. Italians are known for great paintings, fabulous food and some of the most beautiful women in the world. Perhaps one of my great-greatgrandparents made a pizza for Michelangelo or was family friends with Sophia Loren. I know it would mean a lot to my dad to find out more about our ancestors. What a great Fathers Day gift that could be. Anybody related to me and reading this article hit me up. We may have a story or two to share, especially if your last name is Pugliese, Procopio or Cavalieri. Arrivederci per ora! placed in that position for her abilities, her intelligence and the fact that someone who is in a higher ranking position than her, decided she was the best candidate for the job. I think the woman deserves the respect due her for her decision to ban a book that she deemed soft porn. She has to take in the bigger picture in her place of business since children and teenagers frequent the library on a regular basis. You only have to be 18 years old to possess a library card and I dont believe in the deepest part of her being she would feel comfortable loaning out that particular book to a teenager. In my opinion, she seems like a woman who cares about what goes into the minds of adults both young and old. As far as Stieg Larsens books, if they are a part of the Marion County library collection and the material within the books depict violence against women, then perhaps Sieg will need to review them as well. The world is filled with inappropriate, uncensored material that should never be exposed to the eyes and ears of adolescents or adults that do not wish to take in. Unfortunately, we cannot shut all of it out since the information enters in through television, newspapers, the Internet and book stores. The year 2012 has nothing to do with people who still hold virtue and strong morals as a sign of respect to humanity. The Marion County Library is one place you will not find the book Shades of Gray because one woman, Julie Sieg, stood for something she believed was inappropriate material to be passed on to the public. Hooray for Seig, and thank you.Debra Cupani Dunnellon Editors Note: According to the Marion County Library System website, if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign your library card application and select the kind of card you may have. The card choices are: unrestricted (you can check out anything in the library that can be checked out), Title Restricted (your parent or legal guardian tells the library a few titles you cannot checkout), Collection Restricted (you can only check out items from the childrens collection), Collection and Sex Education Restricted (you can only check out items from the childrens collection and you cannot check out any sex education materials.Residents ask for no more water surchargeThis is a reply to an article in the Riverland News on May 24 by the Dunnellon City Attorney. The headline reads No more threats. That letter was sent to me April 24, 2012. On May 7, 2012, I sent a response to the city attorney. My response wasnt included in the article given to the Riverland News. Isnt that strange? Hopefully, my letter will be included somewhere in this paper. If it is, please note that I closed the letter by asking the city attorney to sit down and try to work out a compromise. Again, there was no reply from the city attorney or the city of Dunnellon. The last letter wasnt answered by the city because they said it was a demand letter. The closing statement in my response was: We are willing to work with the city to come up with an agreeable compromise. Just contact us. How is that threatening or demanding? The city of Dunnellon has every right to operate Greenlight Communications as they see fit. The merchants in Dunnellon have every right to purchase Greenlight if they so desire. The residents of the Dunnellon area have every right to purchase Greenlight if they want it. The residents of Rainbow Springs, if so inclined, have the right to boycott the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight Communications and any or all merchants. The residents of Rainbow Springs may peacefully assemble to redress their grievances with the government and, by law, the city may not attempt to harass, intimidate or otherwise interfere with the rights of residents. To better understand the rights of the residents of Rainbow Springs, go to www.law.cornell.edu/wex/f irst_amendment. Under Freedom of Expression Speech and Press, read pages 1,164, 1,174 and 1,180. This website clearly explains the First Amendment. We have supported the business community in Dunnellon for many years; we are now asking them to support us. Its as simple as that.Lynn Black Rainbow SpringsRRC thanks participants in annual river clean-upRainbow River Conservation Inc. would like to thank all who took part in the May 19 annual Spring Rainbow River Cleanup. This clean-up was a real challenge because of the extreme low water levels and limited boat access. We had a near record turnout with many canoes and kayaks taking part. There were over 150 people participating in this years Cleanup. The Board of Directors would like to thank all of our members, students and friends who volunteered for this effort. A special thanks goes to those businesses that helped support the clean-up. Boat usage and handling: Rainbow River Club, Marion County Parks Department KP Hole, Dunnellon Police Department River Patrol and Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak. Support: Riverland News and the Rainbow Springs Villager, Ocala Star Banner, Marion County Sheriffs Underwater Recovery Team, Marion County Sheriffs River Watch Volunteers and Affordable Marine (sodas and ice). A special thanks to Rio Vista Homeowners Association for the help and support of their members. The following local businesses generously provided the many prizes that were awarded: Singing River Tours, The Blue Gator at Anglers Resort, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Thor and Fran Siegfried Therapeutic Massage, Captain Bobs Airboat Tours and the Citrus Grill. As vice-president of Rainbow River Conservation Inc., I appreciate all the support to keep our river clean throughout the year. 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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 6 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 EDUCATION BRIEFS Summer Kid Series set for Marion TheatreThe Marion Theatre will be the place to be Thursday mornings in downtown Ocala this summer with the new Summer Kid Series, featuring 10 weeks of great childrens movies at a great price. The $2 movie combo will include admission, drink and popcorn. The 10 weeks of summer fun kicks off at 10 a.m. today June 7 with the showing of Puss in Boots, a spin-off of the popular Shrek movies featuring actor Antonio Banderas as the voice of the title character. Summer Kid Series tickets will only be sold the morning of the show but large groups can call 352-622-1245 to reserve seats. For more information, call 352812-4828 or the Marion Theatre at 352-6221245. Preschool announces summer scheduleHarmony Preschool continues through the summer months from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for its infant class (6 to 23 months) and the 2to 4year-old class. The preschool also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) program. To register your child(ren) or for more information, stop by the Preschool at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon, the Preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552. S.P.A.R.K! summer camp starting soonThe SPARK! Summer Camp at the First United Methodist Church begins Monday, June 11, and ends Friday, Aug. 3. The camp, for children ages 5 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some of the activities this year will include: Messy Week, Talent Week and Silly Science Week. The camp will feature water, park and bowling field trips. For more information to register your child(ren), call 4899552 or stop by the Harmony Preschool in the Education Building of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon. Schools to host summer feeding program Healthy habits make for healthy minds. With this philosophy in mind, Marion County Public Schools once again offers its unconditional summer meal program to local students. The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritionallybalanced meals without charge to any student who wants to eat. Last year in Marion County, the program served more than 104,048 meals 30,599 breakfasts, 58,664 lunches, 14,213 afternoon snacks and 572 supper meals. This year, from June 11 to Aug. 2, 22 central kitchens, including Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Elementary schools will provide meals on various schedules to 16 satellite locations throughout Marion County. The other locations include: Belleview Elementary; Belleview High; Blessed Trinity; Boys & Girls Club; East Marion Elementary; Evergreen Elementary; Forest High; Fort McCoy School; Greenway Elementary; Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks; Lake Weir High; Madison Street Academy; Maplewood Elementary; Marion Oaks Elementary; North Marion Middle; Saddlewood Elementary; Sparr Elementary; Vanguard High; West Port High; and YMCA/Druid Hills Methodist. At most sites, no application or income information is necessary to qualify; children simply show up to eat. Children 18 years and younger are eligible for a breakfast and lunch without charge, including sandwiches, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and cookies. Serving times vary by location. The program is similar to the National School Lunch Program and offers nutritionally-balanced meals to needy children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability during the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Marion County Public Schools operates the Summer Food Service Program through reimbursements from Floridas Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact the School Food Service Office at 352-671-4190. Parents may also call the Information Hotline at 800-622-5985. DES taps science fair winners School hosts 4H awardsMs. Georgia Kelley, the Dunnellon Elementary School academic coach, reports about the just completed Science Fair. Students at Dunnellon Elementary School participated in their annual Science Fair throughout the month of May, she explained. All projects were worked on and completed at school, Kelley said, noting kindergarten, firstand second-grade students completed their projects as a class while students in grades 3 through 5 could choose to complete their projects in cooperative groups or independently. All projects reflected the scientific method and began with a scientific question and hypothesis, Kelley said. Students collected relevant research, conducted their experiments, collected data, and then drew conclusions. Students first judged each others projects and the top project from each classroom was then entered into a competition for best projects across each grade level, Kelley explained. Judges for this portion of the competition included community members, Marion County Public School District Personnel, and top science students from Dunnellon High School. We are proud to announce the results of the competition, she exclaimed. First-place winners: Mrs. Stuarts and Mrs. Athaides kindergarten classes; Ms. Knapps first-grade class; Ms. Garvins second-grade class; Ms. Edmondsons third-graders Maci Raulerson, Jayme Smith, Anthony Santiago, Ashley Ruiz, Kara Dunnellon Elementary, Dunnellon High will be among host sites Special to the Riverland News A combination of laughs, tears and snorts punctuated the roast as colleagues, former principals and students said bon voyage t o Mrs. Phyllis Payne Gray at a surprise retirement party on June 1. Gray will retire next week after spending 30 years at Dunnellon High School. Teachers with six periods per day and 25 students in each period, would have 150 students each year with full classes. That means Gray taught about 4,500 students in her 30 years at DHS, where she taught Economics and American Government to mostly 12th grade students. Now I know that Im supposed to write this in the third person like any good reporter should, but I just need to point out that in 1986, I was in Miss Paynes class in the yellow hall, and in 2011 my son, Jacob Furr, had her class in Building 23. Im sure there are literally hundreds of families in the Dunnellon area that can also boast this same thing. Whats more, some of the things Gray did in class have remained constant. She has always been a champion in getting students to register to vote. And for those of you that are wondering, yes, she still gives the weekly news quizzes. I remember rushing to take notes as she showed the evening news from the night before. Then we would have the quiz. Some kids were lucky enough to actually get that particular broadcast at their house and watch the night before. We had an antenna attached to the house, and one of us would go out and turn the antenna, while the one inside would shout when to stop. All we could hope for was to get either channel 20 or 51 with relatively little fuzz. If you were really lucky, you were the one who got to tape the broadcast for Gray. It was the early days of the VCR, though, and my family did not have one yet. I learned how to take good notes in that class! For the past several years, Gray has said each year that it was her last, but then she would sign on for another year. In fact, I was so afraid that last year was really her last that I had my son take her class in 11th grade just so he could be in her class. In the weeks leading up to Grays retirement celebration, we were asked to share things, and I found myself at a loss as to what to share. This was partially because 1986 was a L-ON-G time ago, but also because other stories were maybe just a little bit TMI (too much information). You see, Phyllis Gray is a prankster. She loves to joke around, and she would not be Phyllis Gray if she did not challenge some of the rules from time to time. Im sure anyone JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsPrincipal Michelle Lewis shows Tracy Zellers, Stephanie Launier and Donna Ryman the pictures she received from graduates at the 2011 graduation ceremony. Phyllis Gray, at Lewis right shoulder, laughs at the success of her prank. Long-time Dunnellon High educator, prankster retiring Drama teacher hopes play revives program Five fiesty female friends in their 50s, two men (one with good legs, another with protective covering over his sturdy heart and rock-hard abs), and one woman that has held a grudge since the first grade, rounded out the characters of the twoact comedy Hallelujah Girls, which the Dunnellon High School Dramateers performed May 19 and 20 at the Historic Train Depot. Because most of the performers had never acted on stage before, the play was a lesson of discovery for them as their characters cope with a life-changing event, the death of a close friend. They vow to make the most of their lives by opening a day spa in the little town of Eden Falls, Georgia. When initially looking for a play to perform I knew that we would be limited in space and resources so I had to choose something that had only one set and did not require a lot of special effects, said drama teacher and club sponsor Dianne Sellner. I also knew that there probably would not be many guys trying out for parts so, they, too, had to be kept to a minimum. Sellner outlined the process by which she chose Hallelujah Girls. She wanted something manageable with a small cast for her first play in a dozen years. She said she read about 50 synopses online before purchasing 20 JULIE MANCINI For the Riverland News Brittany Gorman gets aged by student makeup artist Dianna Meier prior to the Sunday performance of Hallelujah Girls.JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News Phyllis Gray laughs with Lake Weir High Principal Cyndi Saunders, who used to teach at DHS and was assistant principal. Saunders introduced Gray to her husband. See PRIDE page 17 See SCIENCE page 7 RITA HUTTON For the Riverland News Dunnellon High Dramateers staged Hallelujah Girls JACOB FURR For the Riverland News See REVIVES page 7

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scripts to read over a weekend. Ultimately, she chose the play because it made her laugh out loud within the first few pages. I knew then that I had found a keeper! said Sellner. Although Sellner had enough people try out for parts, several of them had to be recast, and the dates originally chosen for the performance had to be adjusted due to the spring football game as well as other events. Sellner has a vision for the future of the drama program. Because our students come from such a large area, there are not many activities that bring us together as a school community. I hope that the DHS drama program can be that for many of these students, said Sellner. It goes beyond being involved in a club or an honor society. For me, drama is both an emotional and physical outlet that will help our students to grow and become a part of something bigger than what they can be on their own. It is about building a support system and surrogate family. My hope for DHS drama is that we are able to build a solid core of members that are committed to learning and working on theatrical endeavors during their stay at DHS, said Sellner. I would like us to compete each year at the district, and hopefully, state levels. I am also committed to growing our International Thespian Society troupe. My current plan is for us to perform at least one full length play each year. Zenonos and James Huston; Ms. Prinzs fourth-graders Benjamin Gamble, Jacob Dorland, Arden Ellis and Jovani Ortiz;and Ms. Fosters fifth-graders Aaron Morgan and Krystal Rampersaud. Second-place winners: Mrs. Hedricks and Mrs. Gilmores kindergarten classes; Mr. Buddens firstgrade class; Mrs. Blanchettes second-grade class; Mr. Sapps third-grade class; Ms. Linns foruthgraders Alyza Hernendez, Darius Bryan, Bria Floyd, Ivanna Holloway, Carlos DelValle, Alexa Castilla and Hunter Bolesta; and Ms. Bosticks fifth-graders Raquelle Irizarry, Kendal Waldrop, Deanna Gibbs and Ava Reddish. Third-place winners: Mrs. Powells kindergarten class; Mrs. Robinsons firstgrade class; Ms. Aldens second-grade class; Mrs. Neals third-grade class; Mrs. Mondays fourth-graders Gwen Ivie, Romina Curbello, Kyndall Ritzie, Princeley Jecrois and Earnest McDuffie; and Mr. Victors fifth-graders Joshua McNicholas, Maggie Barde and Osmar Garcia. We also recently had the Dunnellon 4-H awards. The following students received their certificates in an award ceremony in the media center. Record Book Certificates: Matthew Livingston, Maggie Barde, Logan White, Rosie Bailey, Rylie Nonnemacher, Ishana Maharaj, Kirin Maharaj, Kelley Stump, Hannah Chung, Kylee Follett, Andrew Mills and Daniel Spence. Bailey also received a medal for Record Books. Citizenship Certificates: Matthew Livingston, Michael Livingston, Megan Sereda, Bailey, Stump, Mills, White and Chung. Rabbit Project: Kylee Follett, Bailey, Stump, Maharaj and Chung. Chicken Project: Bailey and White. Swine Project Medal: Rylie Nonnemacher and Sereda. Leadership Medals were awarded to Nonnemacher and Bardie. Clover Bud Award Medals: Madilyn Sereda, Natalee Beasley, Sydney White and Tawnie Dellilara. Rookie 4H medal: Maharaj. Outstanding Boy: Matthew Livingston. Outstanding Girl: Barde. Star Award: Bailey. Work Horse Award for behind the scenes: White. Congratulations to these fine young 4-H members and to their sponsors, Ms. Lou Hartigan and Ms. Donna Darden. It has been very busy here with all our celebrations and end of year tying things up! We have had a very good year here at DES. We hope everyone has a safe, restful and happy summer. We look forward to coming back together in the fall ready for a new dynamic year. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 7 000BLHZ 000BLZQ We Make Shopping Fun!! S TORE F RONTS A VAILABLE F OR L EASE 795-2585 Crystal River Mall NW US HWY 19 Belk Cafe Impressions Chelles Scents Crystal River Bear Factory Dollar Plus Eds Watch & Jewelry Repair Father & Son Hearing F.S. 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Martin Vitek, 80Martin Marty Vitek, 80, Dunnellon, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Ocala. He was born in Chicago, Ill. and was an accountant and assistant controller with 35 years of service with the Columbia Gas Systems, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio and later Wilmington, Delaware. After retiring in 1992, he and his wife moved to Dunnellon from Wilmington. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, and completed graduate studies there. He was a Korean War veteran serving with the U.S. Army. While stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana, he taught accounting, and later was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He enjoyed golf, fishing, camping and traveling with his family; he was an avid Ohio State Buckeye football fan, and was a little league baseball coach and commissioner. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Mike (Mary) Vitek, Houston, Texas and Kenny (Anna) Vitek, Columbus, Ohio; daughter Annie (Bill) Buss, Columbus, Ohio; brother Richard (Marilyn) Vitek, Clermont; 4 grandchildren, Rachel, Molly, Emily and Zachary. Services were held Friday, June 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, with Pastor Eddie Fulford officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the memory of Mr. Vitek to First United Methodist Church Pastors Discretionary Fund, 11818 Ohio Street, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 or The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612. Online condolences may be offered at robertsofdunnellon.com. John D. Ghan, 76John D. Ghan, 76, of Rainbow Springs, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012. He was born in Antioch, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1935 and was married to Lora (Penzel) Ghan for 54 years. He is survived by his children, Susan (Bill) Kerr of Westmont, Ill., and John (Linda) Ghan of Downers Grove, Ill.; grandchildren, Karen, Laura, and Cheryl Kerr, Stefanie and Michael Ghan; and great grandchild, Kayla Kerr; brother, Guy (Emily) Ghan and Terry Ghan; also many nieces and nephews; sisterin-law Norine Meng and friends. He was an avid golfer, bridge player and a self employed machinist. He was involved in many organizations in Downers Grove, Ill., where he lived for 32 years. Above all, he will be remembered for his love of life, generosity, humor, storytelling and kindness to others. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34432. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. Family suggest memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County or the American Cancer Society. Bradford E. Jennings, 69Bradford E. Jennings, 69 of Dunnellon, and formerly of Trumbull, Conn., passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012. Brad is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Frances Guice Jennings and daughters, Kari and her husband Robert, Donia Jennings and her fianc, Leonel Mendes; grandchildren, Melissa and Nicole Saksa and Justyn Jennings all of Connecticut. He was previously the owner of BJenn Landscaping in Trumbull, Conn., and retired to Dunnellon. A memorial service will take place in Connecticut at a later date. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Attend the worship service of your choice... 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 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 000BD92 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 000A8NZ 000BNFB D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000AVU0 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School . . 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000AVTV 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. 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com 000AVTK MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Emmanuel Akalue, Pastor 000AVU2 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Service 9:00AM Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000BLCI MUSEUM EYECARE 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 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 Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000AVU9 The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.org Peace Lutheran Church 000AVTN Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 000BN6Q for life s special moments 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 www.gemgalleriajewelers.com www.consignmentjewelryocala.com Instore Specials for Dads & Grads OBITUARIES Martin Vitek CHURCH BRIEFS Knights to sponsor Luau dinnerThe Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 in Dunnellon will sponsor a Hawaiian Luau dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall at 7525 S. Highway 41. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30. The dinner will be genuine imitation Island cuisine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the church office, in the parish hall after Sunday Mass or from any Knight. Music will be provided by The Carriers. To reserve a table for 10 or for information, call 352-489-6221.Dunnellon SDA to host VBSThe Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a Vacation Bible School for children ages 5 to 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 to 30. The church is at 7400 S. U.S. 41, Dunnellon. There is no charge for the week-long event. To pre-register, call 352-447-5474.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. See CHURCH page 15

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 9 Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Kennith Acevedo Felix Alicea Julius Allen Madrika Allen Justin Altreche Jordan Anderson Jessica Anthony Destini Appling-Ettirck Stephen Arnaud Joshua Arnold Max Atkinson Jordan Bailey Sarah Bakley Dawn Baldwin Patricia Barber Anthony Basso Melissa Beasley Wesley Beasley Daniel Ben Noon Brittany Bennett Shawnique Bennett Shirley Benson Tyler Bereti Zachary Blersch Tiffany Boatwright Richard Boivin Barry Bones Elizabeth Bonet Cartagena Courtney Bonno Taylor Bradley Tyler Brightman Alexander Brill Elizabeth Brown James Brown Kourtni Budy Alex Bunce Anthony Burnham Christopher Butterweck James Carmona Ashlynn Chapman Alyssa Claffey Ayandee Colon Destiny Conley Owen Cooper Eliza Cortes Natalie Cot Michael Coughenour Jayleen Cruz Brittany Curtis Nicholas Davis Bailey Decker Matthew Deming Omar Desarden Kirsty Dixon Marnesha Dodson Chelsea Dominey Jeremy Dominey Samantha Donovan Krystalyn Dugan Joseph Dunaway Nicole Dutkiewicz Charley Echevarria Haley Fagan Erin Fitzgerald Paige Fleming Eric Forgione Gerald Fowler Jacob Furr Austin Gamble Janee Garrett Marinet Gil Steven Gonzalez Tatiana Graham Monica Grove Gissele Guerrero Jessica Haischer Austin Hall Connor Hannah Anthony Harper Abigail Hatfield Elizabeth Hatfield Austin Hayes Mike Henry Melinda Hernandez Ashley Hillisted Anthony Hitt Jennifer Hoffman Terrelle Holt Gage Honeysette Justine Horne James Hoyne Keowuan Hugee Angel Ilarraza Perez Alanna Irvine Kali Janosik Jacob Janus-Pelley

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Ashley Johnson Alexis Klimasewski Essasani Kolack Kody Kouba Kenton Kruger Shelby Lacasse Brittany Lakhani Matthew Lansbach Taylor Laricks Hoep Lebo Jeffrey Lesperance Mirna Llambelis Alexandra Love Adrienne Lynn Kirsten Lynn Madegny Machin Marcus Manning Shannie Marrero Gabriel Martins Auston Mason Danielle Mayberry Devon McAvay Renee McBride Jessica McClure Iman McGill Shayna McIntosh Danielle McNabb Carlos Merida Janissa Merritt Scott Merwin Lauryn Miller Virginia Mitchell Amberay Molder Alana Moninger Michael Morales Rosemary Morillo Christopher Muller Levi Murphy Miranda Myers Tatiana Nales Amanda Nedzwecky Cassandra Nelson Jessica Norcross Steven Norris-Harden Lucia Nuez Eric Nuez-Troncoso Austin OBier Mark Opatz Jonathan Orona Marxus Ortega Amanda Ortman Brittany Oswald Yeshka Otero Chico Chance Owens Shelby Payne Nicholas Pellicciotti Lindsey Penninger Kevin Peralta Maria Petroche-Granda Dakota Phillips Trevor Phillips Kenny Pichardo Jordan Polanco Donald Quick Gilson Quick Brent Quimby Alan Ramirez Dandria Ramirez Ezra Ramjit David Ramkelawan Cristal Ramos Joseph Reyes Brianna Ritli Cheyenne Rivera Devin Rivera Bobby Robinson Cody Robinson Natalie Rodriguez Malcolm Ross Christopher Rossi Dylan Rutkowski Isabella Ryan Rafaheal Salgdao Kristoff Salmon Brandon Sanchez Blake Sanders Nathanael Santiago Chantelle Santos Rashida Scantlebury Angela Schroeder Whitmore Kimberly Seaman Brittany Sereda Christopher Shields Laretta Shorts Victor Smeriglio Brandon Smith

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 11 000BMMM Brittany Sereda Dunnellon High School Love, Grams & Pa Thank you Kirk and Jill for giving me such a beautiful granddaughter. Good luck Brittany in your nursing career. 000BKO9 From a loving family Your hard work, ambition and persistence will lead to success in the future. Dunnellon High School Class of 2012 Megan Smith Tony Smith-Craft Blanca Solis Zachary Sowell Matthew Spence Amanda Sperber Allina Storch Rebecca Strobel Michelle Taylor Denziel Thomas Alora Thompson Susan Thompson Courtney Tigg Kyle Tinkham Dylan Tootle Madeline Tourne Irelis Tovar Mikaliah Trowers Tabata Vazquez Marlene Vega Kaitlynne Victor Kayla Vining James Viola Johan Waterman Tevin Watkins Scott Weaver Casey Weber Dillon Wiggins Alexandra Wilder Amanda Williams Raymond Williams Tina Wright Rebecca Wypyszinski Katherina Yamashita Tara Yeary Jose Zapata Anna Zarkowski Cody Heisler Leeann Callejas Dunnellon Christian Academy Class of 2012 make happy: God, whomever you choose to marry and always make momma happy, Hackathorn said. Life owes you nothing. You have to make deposits before you can make withdrawals, Hackathorn said. Do not abuse credit cards. If you sleep with the dogs, youll get fleas. Or something else, Hackathorn noted. Develop your character. Live your passion and youll never go to work. Arrive early and dont ever be late. Get over it. Love God with all of your heart, mind and soul. I love you and I know you want to do a great job, Hackathorn told the graduates in his closing remarks. The two seniors, both of whom have attended DCA together throughout high school, called the graduation a bittersweet moment. Heisler recalled his first day at the school, when he showed up with a Mohawk. I couldnt take you seriously, Callejas joked. Heisler himself said he was an obnoxious kid with an obnoxious haircut who no one could take serious. And we can now? Callejas jokingly quizzed her classmate. As the two laughed prior to making their final walk through the entrance of First Baptist Church, they took time to share their memories of high school and their future plans. Both plan to attend the College of Central Florida in Ocala. Callejas plans to major in education, with the goal of becoming a teacher and perhaps someday returning to teach at DCA. Heisler, who is in a local Christian Rock Band, Purity in Covenant, said hes unsure of what he plans to major in during his two years at the Ocala-based college before transferring to a four-year school to complete his bachelors degree. The young teen, who plays guitar and sings for the group, hopes the group can make it big in the music industry. We are working on scraping up our money and putting out a record, he said. Both agreed their time at DCA was well worth it. It was just exceptional, Heisler said. The teachers, the staff, Ms. Nelson, theyre all genuine people who want whats in your best interest. I couldnt imagine being anywhere else. Callejas, whose mother is on staff at the school, said it wont be the same not walking through the doors on a daily basis. Its really sad, she said. I have a lot of memories here and a lot of friends. During their parting speeches, both graduates thanked their family for their respective sacrifices and allowing them to pursue their dreams. You pushed me to be excellent and reach the best of my potential, Heisler said. Callejas thanked Alexis Richardson for not allowing her to just avoid public speaking. She recalled her freshman year when it was a required part of class to do improvisational speech. I told her to give me a zero, Callejas explained. I wasnt going to do it, but she made me get up there and worked with me through it. Thank you. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCody Heisler walks into the sanctuary of First Baptist Church as a family member takes a picture. SOAR continued from page 1 Leeann Callejas laughs during Mike Hackathorns commencement speech. COMMUNITY BRIEF AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older, which with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, class will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $ 14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $ 12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Satruday, June 29 and 30, at the First United Methodist Church, 21501 W Hwy 40, Dunnellon Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 352-245-1905 or email waltdsp@yahoo.com.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsThe group who set out flags at the two Dunnellon cemeteries on May 26 included American Legion members, Boy Scouts, Dunnellon Police officers and community volunteers. Flags were placed at the graves of the many area veterans who served their country in one of many branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The American Legion Post 58 then held a Memorial Day Observance at its post headquarters on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. ABOVE: Bob Schmidt places a flag on a veterans gra ve Saturday, May 26, at the Dunnellon Community Cemetery. BELOW: Kathy Garlock plays Amazing Grace on the bagpipes May 28 during the American Legions Memorial Day Observance. ABOVE: Larry Jones places flags at veterans graves May 26 at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemeter y. BOTTOM RIGHT: In recognition of Memorial Day, American Legion Chaplain Eugene Thomas honors veterans b y placing flags at their graves at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. BOTTOM LEFT: The American Legion P ost 58 Color Guard and Auxiliary post the colors May 28 at the Memorial Day Observance.

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Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 13 Tomato and Avocado SalsaYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 large Florida tomatoes, diced 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon powdered cumin Your favorite hot sauce (for heat) Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve at room temperature for best flavor. For hotter version, substitute 1 seeded fresh jalapeo pepper for green pepper. Also, if you prefer, use toasted cumin seed instead of ground cumin. FAMILY FEATURES Great appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, look to fresh, flavorful ingredients like Florida tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes add beautiful color, great taste, and a host of healthy nutrients like vitamin C to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versa tile, tantalizing tomato.Tomato Cobb Salad Wrap Turn a favorite salad into a tasty finger food by wrap ping up Cobb salad ingredients in a flour tortilla. Tomato and Avocado Salsa Whether you make it mild or spice it up, this salsa will make a lot of mouths happy. Try serving it in individual, wide mouthed glasses so guests can dip and re-dip as much as they like.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed Tomatoes A savory party favorite, this dip gets extra flavor by being paired up with juicy baked tomatoes.Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Pecans Sweet, savory, crunchy, salty this appetizer has it all. To get more appetizer and party-ready recipes, as well as sign up for a free news letter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. How Much? 1 medium tomato, seeded = approximately 3/4 cup chopped. 1 large tomato, seeded = 1 cup chopped. 1 pound of tomatoes = approximately 2 1/2 cups chopped, or 2 cups pured. Dont RefrigerateFor the best tomato flavor, never refriger ate them. A chilled tomato will not finish ripening because cold halts the ripening process. Cold also kills the flavor of tomatoes, so even when the tomatoes are fully ripe, keep them out of the refrigerator. Tomato Cobb Salad WrapYield: 4 servings 4 large (10-inch) flour tortillas 6 tablespoons prepared blue cheese dressing 8 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast 3 medium, fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound), cut into thin slices 4 leaves Boston, iceberg or leaf lettuce 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices 4 strips cooked bacon Spread each tortilla with 1 1/2 table spoons of dressing. Top with layers of turkey, tomato, let tuce, avocado and bacon, dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas. If desired, tie each wrap with chives, or secure with long toothpicks, and cut each sandwich in half. Toserve,standbothhalvesofeachsand wich on cut ends. Garnish with tomato wedges, green onions and avocado. Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and PecansYield: 4 servings 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans 4 slices crusty, firm-textured bread, cut about 3/4 inch thick 2 cloves garlic peeled and halved 2 large Florida tomatoes, sliced about 1/8 inch thick Freshly ground pepper to taste Chopped fresh basil or dried basil for garnish In small bowl, mash cheeses together with fork, leaving mixture somewhat chunky. Mix in pecans. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on small baking sheet and broil slices for about 1 min ute on each side, just until golden. Watch carefully so bread doesnt burn. Rub one side of each piece of bread with garlic. Spread some of the cheese mixture over each slice and arrange 2 or 3 overlapping tomato slices on top. Pepper tomatoes lightly, then garnish with basil and serve.Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed TomatoesYield: 4 servings 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened 2 large fresh Florida tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 can low-sodium artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 large fresh Florida tomatoes 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 375F. In medium mixing bowl, com bine cream cheese, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning with lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Set stuffing mixture aside. Rinse whole tomatoes under cold running water and pat dry with clean paper towels. Slice off top of each tomato with a serrated knife; cut in half. Squeeze each half to loosen seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out 1/3 of the insides of tomato. Fill tomatoes with stuffing mixture. Top each stuffed tomato with shredded mozzarella. Place stuffed tomatoes in baking dish and put into preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crisp flatbreads, or sliced vegetables. Appetizers toget theparty started

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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.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.c om or contact Judi at 352237-8277.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.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. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD RLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Lien Notices 252-0607 RIV 6/24 sale 2012 Dodg PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/24/2012, 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. 1C3CDZCB4CN193106 2012 DODG Avenger June 7, 2012. 253-0607 RIV 6/24 sale 1982 Chev PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: S.M. Duggan Towing L.L.C. gives Notice of foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/24/2012, 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. CCW80K6CR190897 1982 CHEV June 7, 2012. 254-0607 RIV6/21 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 06/21/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M 255-0607 RIV6/23 SalePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these 257-0607 RIV6/22 & 6/26 salesPUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale, free of all prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on June 22, 2012 at Precision Towing LLC, 1759 W New Lennox Ln, Dunnellon FL 34434, phone 352-489-1357. No titles, as is, cash only. 1999 Hond 478TE2309XA002641, 2007 Polaris 4XAMH50A87A946990. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat 713.585, at 10:00 AM on June 26, 2012 at Turners Transmission Service Inc, 531 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-732-3355. No titles, as is, cash only. 1997 Chrysler Sebring 2D, VIN 4C3AU52N4VE196942 Cash sum to redeem vehicle $1734.71. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. June 7, 2012. Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTRW12W58FA22808 2008 FORD 3B7HC13Y7SM149023 1995 DODGE June 7, 2012. vehicle(s) on 06/23/2012 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FALP52U8SA259778 1995 FORD June 7, 2012. Lien Notices Lien Notices 251-0607 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a notification of channel enhancements for Comcast Cables residential and commercial channel lineups in Lake and Orlando market areas. On, or around, June 26, 2012, for Osceola, Orange, Lake, Marion, Volusia, and Citrus Counties: GMC will change from a Digital Preferred service to a Digital Starter service. GMC HD will change from a HD Digital Preferred service to a HD Digital Starter service (where carried). A preview of this programming may be seen by customers subscribing to the appropriate tier of service prior to the effective date. On, or around, July 11, 2012, for Osceola, Orange, Lake, Marion, and Volusia Counties all digital lineups, and for Central Hillsboroughs channel lineup: CNBC World, channel 262, will be removed from the channel lineup. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com June 7, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. 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 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. 256-0614 RIV Steffy, Marjorie Jeanette 42-20120CP-000404 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2012-CP-000404 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARJORIE JEANETTE STEFFY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARJORIE JEANETTE STEFFY, deceased, whose date of death was December 3, 2010; File Number 2012-CP-000404 is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: June 7, 2012. Personal Representative /s/ ROBERT D. STEFFY 610 Mill Creek, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Hallie L. Zobel Florida Bar No. 0748218 Bailey Zobel Pilcher PLC 610 S. Maintland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 Telephone: 407-622-1900 June 7 and 14, 2012. 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!! 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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. Auctions Estates (2) Public Mac hine Shop Auctions Online Bidding! #1-Swaim Machine Co. Inc. Scottsboro Alabama. #2 Golden Seal Services, Inc. Marianna Fl.. CNC Machines-LathesShears-Welders, MORE! bid now @ www. 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A highly efficient police and fire department must have on-going training coupled with efficient equipment. Inverness and Crystal River have the county sheriff as its law enforcement agency. A small department like Dunnellon will always struggle due to budget issues. Lets look at some of the cost of just running the city government. The police departments budget for FY 2011-2012 is $1,087,485. The fire department budget is $404,812. The majority of costs for both departments are, of course, salaries and benefits. The Greenlight budget for this year only works if the customer fee revenue brought in exceeds $2 million. That will not happen, so what does happen? The salary of the city manager, all the administrative staff and day-today operations cost of departments would be eliminated or reduced with consolidation. The road department and utility department would be just as efficiently handled by the county Dunnellon city government actually is similar to an ongoing Obama administration stimulus package program where government jobs are created and sustained by taxes and user fees. The stimulus results in no lasting benefit, just job creation funded by taxpayer dollars in a never ending cycle. Do unneeded and inefficient government agencies ever voluntarily reduce themselves on their own volition? The city managers mission in Dunnellon appears to be to grow the city government and payroll for the benefit of the city work force. Greenlight is the best example of this mentality of city involvement whether it is warranted or needed. If Greenlight were private enterprise it would be out of business. As the city is so fond of using Burton & Associates to do studies and recommendations, how about a study of consolidation with the county? I am sure that if the Rio Vista utility purchase made economic sense to Burton & Associates, than it should be able to give a good solid recommendation for city/county consolidation. Due to the fact my utility rate is involuntarily tied to the financial excess of Dunnellon, I feel justified in urging the study and course of action. I see no downside to the residents of Dunnellon if they paid only county taxes. Dunnellon taxpayers should demand a study to see if their taxes would decrease with no diminution of services. The bottom line question is this: what is the purpose of Dunnellon City? Now it appears the main function is to provide managerial and staff jobs to run a city with less than 1,800 residents and a shrinking tax base. For example, the salaries/benefits of Greenlight city employees are above the median income of comparable private jobs in Marion County. The tax rate and utility rate for Dunnellon residents would be reduced with county management. My estimate is that half of the city expenses would disappear with county consolidation. What extra services and benefits do city residents have that surrounding county area residents do not have? Dunnellon might have made sense in the early 20th century; it makes no sense in the early 21st century. I urge the study be done as soon as possible. Steve Swett is a Rainbow Springs resident for the past 17 years and retired Dunnellon Postmaster. GUEST continued from page 4

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Murder mystery party slated June 17Tickets 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. who knows her is as familiar with some joke shes played as they are with her affinity for the colors orange and blue. Funny lady. Gator fan. These alone are the makings of an unforgettable teacher, but Gray also has another aspect of her that is always present. I was reminded of just how deeply her love for her students goes by something former Principal Bobby James mentioned when he spoke. In April 2004, she and Mr. James traveled up to Shands at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville to award Felix Galindez his high school diploma. He died of cancer that very same night, and his dying wish had been to graduate. Galindez had six teachers, yet James knew it was Phyllis Gray who should go. Gray has always had an intuition about the needs of her students. In October 2003, she established a fund at DHS called the Shirley Bateman Shekel Fund. Grays close friend Shirley Bateman, who also spent 30 years at DHS holding down the fort in the guidance office, was always helping students who were in need. Bateman used her shekels to buy caps, gowns and other necessities for students over the years. Gray established the Fund in her memory after Bateman died of cancer. As Principal Michelle Lewis delivered her closing remarks at Fridays party, she promised that the Shekel Fund would continue at DHS. Phyllis Gray, as you can see, is so much more than a funny lady. She has touched the lives of many, many teens at a time in their lives when life is usually uncertain. Not knowing for sure whats next after school is scary, but Gray makes it bearable. However, I would be remiss not to mention just a few of the many pranks she has pulled. When Lewis closed, she chose just one for each letter of her name. What I find really funny is that even though there was a ten-year period between when I graduated and when I came to teach at DHS, I was familiar with almost every story that was told. Nobody forgets these things. Once you hear a Phyllis Gray story, it is just too crazy to forget. A few years ago, students began playing a new game at school called Ninja. It was a fairly harmless game, but the administration didnt like it and it was banned. Gray still played Ninja in her classroom, and in this age of cell phone cameras, it was inevitable that videos of the banned activity would end up on YouTube. The video includes Gray saying, No, no, no dont do that Since moving to her room in Building 23, Gray has invited many staff members to her room and has hidden her students in cabinets and on countertops to jump out and scare people as they walked into the room. Perhaps one of the most bizarre recent pranks was when another teacher reached his 40th birthday and Gray decided she and her students would deliver him a real live birthday goat. Although Michelle Lewis tells the story best, Gray was the driving force behind last years incredible senior prank. Gray arranged with Lewis husband to go into their house while they were out of town to photograph seniors in her house using the principals things, sitting around the pool, and checking out what was in the fridge. Gray had the pictures printed and the graduates handed Lewis the photos as they crossed the stage at graduation. Who thinks up stuff like that? And who gets away with it? Things might seem a little quieter around DHS without Mrs. Gray, but she said it best: I am so Dunnellon High School, but all of us are. We are all teachers or employees here and we all have our own personalities, but the thing is, in our own way every one of us means something to these kids. We all have our own style, we all have our own personality, but we just really mean something to the students. I just love these students. There has not been a day when I have come to school and not laughed and just looked at their little young faces and how they view the world, so young and innocent (although not as innocent as we were). I have learned something every single day from my students I just love them. They give so much to us. Riverland News, Thursday, June 7, 2012 17 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR TERMITES? TERMITES? TERMITES? 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Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon. FL 34432 *Must be local, in county delivery. CODE MO. Special expires 7/4/12 Each week you will receive Riverland News delivered to your home. Each issue will update you on the happenings within our city and county, school district, business news, great advertising bargains... just to name a few. Call 489-2731 Call 489-2731 or visit us on the web or visit us on the web www.riverlandnews.com www.riverlandnews.com Ask for Code: mo 000BK2L ONLY $27 00* *12 Month Subscription SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 000BMHI PRIDEcontinued from page 6 COMMUNITY EVENT toward my entire life. When I was a young girl, this is what I wanted. These last four years have not been easy. I gave up all of my summers to take extra online classes and dual enrollment classes. It definitely was not easy. I remember when I started my dual enrollment classes my parents had to drive me because I was only 15. Lakhani said her three greatest accomplishments are: That I have never missed a day of school. I went from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade without missing any days. I even had surgery on my elbow in first grade and was back at school by lunch time. Having graduated with my AA degree before I graduated from high school. Having the honor to be valedictorian is so special to me. I was told it wouldnt happen and that I couldnt do it. The 17-year-old skipped seventh grade and went into high school younger than most, she explained. I pulled it out, Lakhani. That is what I am most proud of. That finally, this year has proven that hard work, determination, and desire really pay off. This achievement is not only for me but also for everyone in my family. Lakhani praised her family, especially her parents, Zulf and Bobbi, as well as her sister, Breanna, for supporting her the past few years in her goal to finish at the top of her graduating class. They have really helped me achieve my goal, Lakhani said. My dad has been the one who always tells me I can do anything, and my mom is the wind beneath my wings. Because not only did I work hard for this, but so did my parents and my sister. My sister has been my biggest fan and my dad has always been there. My mom was my tutor, coach, best friend and amazing mother. I couldnt have done it without the three of them and the rest of my family who always believed in me. Tragedy struck the Lakhani family in April when a fire ripped through the Sunoco Gas Station along U.S. 41, north of Walmart. The fire, determined to be accidental, destroyed the business her family had owned for 17 years. It does shine light on this very difficult time, Lakhani said. With a family vacation in the works, shell take some much needed down time before starting the next leg of her academic adventure, when she enrolls at the University of Florida in the fall, where she will major in biochemistry. 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Benefit 5K slated for SaturdayThe second annual Michelle Standridge Memorial Cancer Benefit Stop, Drop and Run 5K, Little Heros 1K and Cook-Off will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the YMCA of Marion County at 3200 S.E. 17th St., Ocala. The event is sponsored by YMCA of Marion County, the Marion County Firefighter Benevolence Fund. All Proceeds go to the Marion County FirefighterBenevolence Fund to assist firefighters and members of the localcommunity battling cancer and facing medical hardships. Registration is $25 and available at StopDropandRunRacing.com, Active. Com or day of race.Inaugural charity golf tourney slatedThe inaugural Michelle-O-Gram Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per person. Hole sponsors are available for $25 per marker. Deadline for hole sponsorships is June 22. Prizes will be award to the top three teams for low gross as well as top three teams for low net. In addition to that, prizes will be given for closest to the pin and longest drive. For more information or to sign-up, call Donald Hanchar at 352-3622108 or Paulette Szydlo at 352-427-8695. list of Greenlight Communications users. Additionally, new information has come to light concerning possible placement of inserts into the Riverland and Villager newspapers with regard to a possible boycott of Dunnellon businesses who subscribe to Greenlight services. Your boycott plans seemingly rely on obtaining customer lists from Greenlight Communications. Based on those customer lists, you indicate that by hitting the send button on your computer, you will be able to notify everyone in Rainbow Springs as to which businesses are Greenlight Communications customers. Fowler wrote doing so would be impossible. If this information is true and you have made these statements you are misinformed with regard to your ability to obtain customer lists from Greenlight Utilities, he wrote. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of subscribers are confidential and exempt pursuant to F.S. Section 119.07 (3) (r). In the letter, Fowler told Black doing so is a seconddegree misdemeanor under F.S. 364.24 for disclosing any customer account information. This means that any business owners or homeowners who have become customers of Greenlight Communications may rely on total confidentiality with regard to their customer account information, Fowler wrote. Greenlight Communications is a lawfully licensed and franchised telecommunications company doing business in its franchise area complying with all of the provisions of Florida Statutes. The Florida Constitution and the city of Dunnellon Charter grants home rule powers to the city allowing the city to run a lawful business. Please be aware that if an individual or business entity interferes with the Citys rights under its franchise to pursue customers and to sell its services that interference may be both unlawful and actionable. Black dismissed those claims. Your allegation that I am trying to obtain a list of Greenlight customers is not only not true, it is ridiculous, Black wrote. Hundreds of Rainbow Springs residents are in and out of Dunnellon on a daily basis. You dont need any list to find out what is going on in a small town. Nothing stays secret for long. I will not allow the city of Dunnellon to besmirch my name with unfounded allegations that I have or intend to violate a Florida Statute. Black wrote to Fowler explaining the list of those willing to boycott the citys much anticipated utility system, which is almost a year behind its anticipated full launch date. Initially, Greenlight was supposed to be fully launched in July 2011; however, the system is currently only partially operational. Yes, we will use our computers and email to communicate to residents of Rainbow Springs on issues pertaining to the boycott of Greenlight or anything else that effects our community, Black stated. Your comment that there are some residents unhappy with the situation regarding the water/sewer rates in Rainbow Springs is revealing. If your definition of some is a few hundred, then Ive got some bad news for you. I am approaching 2,000 signed pledges to boycott Greenlight. When you add in the growth of our email system, its a bit more than a few hundred. Black took his turn to chastise city officials for their lack of communication with residents when he first approached them in February with his original list of signatures of those who signed the petition to boycott Greenlight. When a citizen delivers 1,063 notarized signatures to City Council from their newly acquired customers, dont you think that person at least deserves a phone call? he wrote. Does it really matter whether you interpret the letter as a demand letter or not? This represents at least 50 percent of your customer base. A normal business response would be to investigate the problem. Your lack of response speaks volumes. Fowler, in his letter, to Black requested the longtime Rainbow Springs resident to halt the boycott. Hopefully, the,facts that have been reported to the city concerning your actions were incorrect, Fowler added. And if not, that such conduct will immediately cease. If so, then this letter will be the end of this matter other than to ensure that you are timely and fully informed. Black wrote to Fowler he is well within his constitutional right to lead a boycott of Greenlight. We are boycotting Greenlight Communications as is our First Amendment Right, Black stated. Further harassment by the city of Dunnellon against any residents of Rainbow Springs engaging in his peaceful boycott will not be tolerated. Black, later in the letter, again stated the communitys stance regarding any boycott of the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight or businesses. The city of Dunnellon has every right to operate Greenlight Communications in any manner they see fit, Black wrote. The residents of Rainbow Springs have every right to boycott the city of Dunnellon, Greenlight Communications and any or all merchants if we so choose. Again, please refer to the U.S. Constitution under the First Amendment. It will answer any questions you may have on established law regarding boycotting/picketing. Black said the solution to the whole problem is simple. The issue can be resolved if City Council will sit down and talk to people, not at them, he stated. The residents of Rainbow Springs are not interested in informational or education meetings that dont address the issues. 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