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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 11-15-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, November 15, 2012 Vol 31 No. 4 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Paper apologizes for prodcution errorsDue to production errors in the Nov. 8 edition of the Riverland News, the incorrect head shot of former Mayor Fred Ward was used. In its place, a head shot of the late Vice Mayor Fred Stark was used. The Riverland Newsapologizes for the mistake and would like to send its sincerest apologies to the Stark family for any and all emotional toll it might have caused, as well as to the friends of the family. Additionally, three stories from the Education page ran incomplete. TheRiverland News apologizes for the errors.Letters to Santa, photos wantedThe Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces of nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated to print Dec. 20. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@river landnews.com, or mailed to our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if photos need to be returned. Photos submitted via email must be high-resolution images. Deadline to submit items is Dec. 13.Donations needed for childrens partyDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Anyone wishing to help in this cause may send their donations to 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, FL 34432. The event will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall.New Writers Group to meetThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, email wgdunnellon @yahoo.com. City OKs $1.4M loan to Greenlight An almost six-month delay in the complete launch of Greenlight Communications has forced city officials to reach into the reserve funds of the Water-Sewer Enterprise for a $1 million-plus loan to cover the shortfall of operating expenses for the citys fiber optic system. City Manager Lisa Algiere explained Wednesday that because Greenlight ran into unforeseen delays in launching the citys fiber to the home program, officials will borrow $1,478,430 to cover operating expenses for the fiscal year 2011-12 Budget. The money city officials are borrowing will be paid back over five years with 1 percent interest rate. Algiere said the move is necessary because officials had expected the system to be launched early in the 2011-12 fiscal year; however, because of delays securing fiber and pole permits from Progress Energy, the newly launched enterprise operation wasnt brining in the revenues city officials had budgeted for in September 2011. This is a loan, it will be paid back, Algiere explained, noting payments will be made in the third-, fourthand fifth-year of the loan agreement. Algiere said when officials first presented the City Council the Lisa Algiere said loan will be paid back. Riverland News file photosAnicka Tarrants eyes light up as she meets with Santa Clause last year during the annual Victorian Holidays in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. The annual event kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday. Santa Clause will again be the guest of honor, setting up at Always Something to visit with area youths. Victorian Holiday kicks off area Christmas celebrations Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or it soon will be. Dunnellon will kick off the annual holiday season with the ninth annual Victorian Holiday in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday with horse drawn carriage rides, a bounce house, a snow slide and, most importantly, Santa being pulled through the streets on his sleigh to visit with children at My Favorite Things on Chestnut Street. Road closures will begin at 4. It will be through the areas of West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and down to Walnut Street. The Snow Slide is being sponsored by the Annie W. Johnson Center and Thrift Store and The Historic Village Shoppes. The Dunnellon Police Department will premier its inaugural Coffee Cuffs Caf, providing an area in which everyone will be welcomed to sit and enjoy a cup of cappuccino, coffees, which will feature multiple flavors, hot cocoa, cider, and a wide array of seasonal-style sweet treats. All donations will go toward Special Olympics and Dunnellon Little League. In addition to those activities, the Historic District will be all decked out with holiday lights as the village shops will be competing in a Best Decorated contest. There will be musical entertainment from groups such as the Dunnellon Chorale Singers, First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, the Dunnellon Male Singers and Grounded 4 Life, to provide a festive atmosphere to kick off the Christmas season. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. Because of the heightened hustle and bustle surrounding Thanksgiving weekend, organizers thought it best to move the event up a week to allow families and visitors the chance to enjoy themselves more, organizer Heidy Conde said, adding the event is free to the public. We want everyone to come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, enjoy the music, the fun and the food, Conde said. And, of course, all of the shops will be open. Conde also noted money raised during the event will be split among three charity efforts: Dunnellon Fire Rescues annual Needy Childrens Christmas Party, the Dunnellon Police Departments Cops for Kids and the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon. Conde said there For Lisa Gourlay, Scottish heritage isnt just a pastime, its a way of life. The 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School began participating in the Scottish-Highland Games five years ago as a way to deepen her bond with her father, a native of Scotland. A long-time judge of various games throughout the U.S. and worldwide, she would assist him at various events. Then, about five years ago, she started practicing the events at her fathers home between Ocala and Dunnellon. I was hooked, she explained. Now, she competes in events as often as possible, time permitting of course. Thus far this year, shes competed in about a dozen events, but the highlight of her schedule was an August trip to Scotland to compete in the Scottish-Highland Dunnellon High grad takes up family heritage Photo courtesy of Lisa GourlayLisa Gourlay competes in the Caber Toss in August during the Scottish-Higland Games in Scotland. The Dunnellon High grad has competed in the games nationwide for the past eight years. Whitt takes office Fleeger, Collop also sworn-inDunnellon swore-in its first new mayor since 2008 as Nathan Whitt took office, replacing Fred Ward, who had held the seat since then. Whitt defeated the two-term incumbent, 535-321, in the Nov. 6 General Election. Ward, who presided over about 10 minutes of the meeting, handled the gavel over to Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who along with City Clerk Dawn Bowne, presented Ward with a token of appreciation for his service on the City Council. Councilman Erik Collop was sworn-in for Seat No. 4. He will serve until 2014 when the seat, held by the late Fred Stark, will be up for election. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger then took the oath of office for Seat No. 5. She will serve until 2016. After both were sworn-in, the newly elected mayor, Nathan Whitt, was given the oath of office by Bowne. Rainbow Springs residents, who backed Whitt financially in his quest to unseat Ward, gave the newly seated mayor a rousing ovation. This is exciting for me, I cannot thank you all enough, Whitt said as he took his seat as the new mayor of the Dunnellon City Council. Im really looking forward to working with this Council and the citizens. Whitt expressed disappointment that the Council approved a $1,478,430 loan from the water-sewer enterprise operation to Greenlight to cover a shortfall in operating expenses for Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget. The money city JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RITE page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Jordyn Clark, front, John Clark and Kayla Weller, zip down the hill on the snow slide during last years festivities. The Annie W. Johnson Center and Thrift Shop and Historic Village Shoppes will sponsor this years slide. See SEASON page 15 Money being provided by water/sewer enterprise operation JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LOAN page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See WHITT page 3

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Community job seekers are invited to join postsecondary students for the Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center at the College of Central Floridas Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, in Lecanto. To date, 22 employers plan to participate, including Champs Software, Citrus County Sheriffs Office, Comfort Keepers, Hospice of Citrus County, Spherion Staffing and Telecom Service Bureau. The Career Fair is hosted by the college in partnership with Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. The fair is geared toward assisting students nearing completion of their programs as well as those in need of fulland part-time work while attending school. Members of the general public seeking employment are also encouraged to attend. Frank Calascione, Workforces business development manager in Citrus County, said attendees will have the opportunity to meet with nearly two dozen area employers several with open positions as well as explore career opportunities they may not have considered. Workforce Connection will have staff on hand as well as computers set up during the Career Fair to help attendees register with the Employ Florida Marketplace to apply for jobs. There is no charge to attend the Career Fair. Participants are asked to bring at least 10 printed copies of their resume and to dress professionally. For more information, call 352-249-1213, 352-6372223 or 800-434-JOBS. To learn more about Workforce Connection, visit www.clmworkforce.com. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Toiletries will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. Clothing will be will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone.State park to host fine arts showRainbow Springs State will host its annual Fine Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. Local artists will be in all the pavilions. A portion of each sale is donated to help the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park. Admission is $2; children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 352-465-8555.Red Kettle campaign needs volunteersThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is in need of volunteer Bell Ringers for this years Salvation Army Red Kettle Fundraising Program. This years program will start Friday, Dec. 7, and end Sunday, Dec. 16. A two-hour commitment is all that is requested (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, Walgreens or Winn-Dixie. Community service hours are also available. To volunteer, call Bill Laterza at 489-9369 or email at lakingsfl10@ gmail.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pmHearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREEHEARING AIDSFOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeInside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467000D3DPInside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week!BATTERIESPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 FREEHEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS(IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AIDFits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200$695.00 ITS JUST $22 ITS JUST $22 NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! 000D6FM Valid on New Subscriptions only. Expires 12/5/12. Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone#: Email: payment enclosed bill me (please circle) Exp. Date: Card No.: Authorized Signature: Clip, complete and mail to: 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com $22? Just $22? Yep, Just $22! COMMUNITY NEWS Post 58 vets visit Quiet Oaks veterans Six members of American Legion Post No. 58 visited Quiet Oaks Assisted Living Facility and enjoyed cake and punch Oct. 24 while honoring 12 veterans at the facility; though not all of the veterans were able to attend. Eleven of the 12 are World War II veterans. A round-table discussion about their hometowns and what they did for the country was held. A 2013 Legion membership, compliments of Post No. 58, was presented to Warren James. A new veteran at the facility is John Gonsalves, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. Standing, from left, are: Diana Predny, Quiet Oaks activity director; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Anna Miku, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Peg Furst, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Bea Fischer, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Warren James, veteran; Louise Offutt, wife of veteran James Offutt; and Bernard James, Post No. 58; seated, Chet Meador, veteran; Dorothy Webber, wife of a deceased veteran; James Offutt, veteran; Lois Stromberg, veteran; Vernon Thon, veteran; Woody Oxley, veteran; and John Gonsalves. Special to the Riverland News Legion to host free Thanksgiving dinner Throughout the year, the American Legion makes it a point to give back to and support its local community through fundraisers, donations to Boy Scouts of America, donations to the Boys & Girls Club, visits to Hampton Manor residents, Boys State functions in Tallahassee and many other worthwhile charitable functions. It is with this desire to give back to the community in mind, that your local American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 of Dunnellon, will host its annual, come one come all, free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, just north of the Wal-Mart. This dinner is planned and prepared for you by the Post to give thanks and share with the community, to open the hall for any and all local folks to come and share the Thanksgiving spirit, a wonderful hot Thanksgiving dinner and take part in some good natured camaraderie. The dinner is free of charge to all that come. Helping out with this years dinner, as in years past, are Jan and Leo DeWitt, of Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc. Special to the Riverland News Fall Career Fair set for students, community job seekers Special to the Riverland News 000D86Z 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Open Thanksgiving Day Doors open at 1 pm Last Seating at 5:30 pm RSVP at 352.465.2881 Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner $ 14.99 Turkey, Sage & Cranberry Stuffing, Mash Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce & a Dinner Roll Prime Rib 10 oz. cut of Prime Rib, Seasoned and Slow Roasted to Perfection, Served with Potato, Mixed Vegetables & a Dinner Salad $ 16.99 FREE GLASS OF WINE WITH DINNER! Only appetizers available from Gruffs menu! Monday Night 4 pm 8 pm ENDLESS ITALIAN DINNER $ 9.99 JUST WING IT! 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officials are borrowing will be paid back over five years with 1 percent interest rate. Weve got to pay that money back as quickly as possible, Whitt said. Thats all Im going to say about that. Whitt said it should be a priority to make sure Greenlight is successful. Thats up to everyone in here to make that possible, he explained. Tensions rose during the Public Comments segment of the meeting in which Rainbow Springs resident Don Gesick called out Lisa Algiere for the water rate increases associated with the citys December 2011 purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Julitte Falls utility systems. Thank you very much Ms. Lisa, he said. At that point, Evans called for a motion to adjourn the meeting, which was quickly seconded by Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew. Whitt asked the Council to allow the remaining five people a chance to speak. When it gets nasty, its time to end it, Evans said, explaining with a motion on the table Whitt was to call for a vote. If its voted against, then well continue. Whitt called for the motion which passed, drawing a chorus of boos from those gathered in the Council chambers. Ward bid adieu to his peers and city employees at the Nov. 7 workshop. Its been a privilege to serve with all of you, Ward said. I cannot express my appreciation more for this Council working together, and Ms. (Lisa) Algiere deserves the credit for being the glue to hold it all together. She shoots straight, she keeps us informed. The council is well educated when it comes in to make decisions. Ward said hiring Algiere three-plus years ago and being on the committee that offered her initial contract was a blessing. I dont think the town realizes quite yet the jewel they have in Ms. Algiere, Ward said. Im pleased with her and her abilities. Im honored I was involved in bringing her aboard. budget for Greenlight in September 2011, it was anticipated the system would be up and running, therefore providing a source of revenue. At the time, city officials did not factor in the funds it had available to cover the shortfall. Had that been the case, Algiere said, officials would have opted to use the bond money to make up the revenue shortfall. The citys first bond payment was slated to be made this month. Both Algiere and Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, said the loan is not being made to cover the cost of the first bond payment. We are up to date on bank payments, SegalGeorge said. In providing the loan to Greenlight Communications, city officials must also amend the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budgets for both Greenlight Communications and the Water-Sewer Enterprise Operations because of the acquisitions of the Rio Vista, Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls Utility Systems. The Dunnellon City Council approved all three measures at its Tuesday night meeting by a 4-1 vote with Councilman Erik Collop casting the lone dissenting vote. Algiere explained the budget amendments needed to be completed within a 60-day period to meet state statues. She explained because the city spent more money as well as brought in additional revenues from the purchases; the fiscal year 201112 budgets didnt match what was originally approved in September 2011. We hadnt planned for those purchases at the time we adopted the budgets, Algiere explained. Part of the amendment includes capital expenses. Algiere said officials have been working diligently to amend the budgets to meet the states guideline to have it completed within the time frame allotted by state laws. Bigger cities do this a lot, she said. But we believe this is the first time the city of Dunnellon has had to do it. Weve been very busy attempting to complete this on time. Weve been scrambling because we had to get all of the information closed out. The staff has done a great job in completing this task. It was new territory for all of us. In other action, the Council: Approved transferring $300,000 from the Community Redevelopment Area reserves to Greenlight Communications to help pay for the cost of installing fiber in the CRA. Algiere said having fiber in the area will help with economic development. It really will help the district to attract some newer businesses, she said, citing the benefits for the CRA and the reason for the fund transfer. Approved selling surplus fiber the city has in its possession. Initially, the city had secured a fiber delivery but the manufacture kept delaying the shipment, Algiere said. Because city officials could not secure a firm shipment date, the City Council approved finding an alternative source of fiber. Now that the fiber to the network has been completed, the city has leftover material it plans to sell. Make a good deal, said Mayor Fred Ward in his final meeting on the City Council. Approved a contract with Wilson Advertising and Marketing worth $60,000 to assist in its promotion of Greenlight Dunnellon. The contract is for a year and can be cancelled within 30 days with a written notice. Algiere told the City Council the company has been beneficial in helping promote Greenlight through billboards, direct mailers and advertising in the newspapers and television. Approved purchased requests for the following items: With C&B Cable for customer installs at a value of $7,768.52. With Goldfield Telecom LC for Expansion Cards at a value of $14,256. The cards will allow officials to expand the headend to service additional customers. With eFibertools.com for a Fusion Splicer at a value of $9,990. The tool will allow Greenlight to splice its own fiber, Utility Director Eddie Esch said, without having to go through a private contractor. He said the cost to have a contractor splice fiber is upward of $6,000, but Greenlight now has a trained employee to do the job. This will save us a lot of money in long run, he explained. With The PS Group for engineering services to expand Greenlight to the Gizzy Springs/Juliette Falls area. The cost of the service is $6,166.86. Esch said the city to save money by doing both areas at once. With Erosion Control Systems for Labor and material to replace the pond liner at one of the Wastewater Treatment holding ponds. The cost is $31,360.10. Esch said a liner typically lasts 12 to 15 years. He said the second pond will likely need to be replaced next year. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 3 000D4CY 000D7Z8 Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Low Cost Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminars Thinking About Thinking About Cremation? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Lunch will be provided for all dates Codys Roadhouse 305 S.E. 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SMOKED PIG AT TIKI HUT ON SITE BY HEPBURN AND HIS FAMOUS COOKER COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS ON COURSE SCRAMBLE FORMAT USING ALL 5 SETS OF TEES GROSS WINNERS GOLF BAG NET WINNERS GOLF BALLS LONG DRIVE WINNER DRIVER CLOSEST TO THE PIN WINNER PUTTER OR WEDGE 50/50 RAFFLE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2012 7:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 Shotgun 1:30 Lunch and Awards THE COST FOR THIS EVENT IS $35 FOR JF MEMBERS AND $75 FOR NON-MEMBERS ENTRY DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH Call the golf shop for more information (352) 522-0309 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR TERMITES? TERMITES? TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000D32G Ask about our affordable lawn spray Councilmembers take oath of office Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsNewly elected Dunnellon Mayor Nathan Whitt is administered the oath of office by City Clerk Dawn Bowne on Tuesday at the Dunnellon City Council meeting. Whitt replaces Fred Ward, who had held the seat since 2008. Whitt defeated the two-term incumbent, 535-321, in the Nov. 6 General Election. Whitt will serve until 2016. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger is sworn-in for Seat No. 5 by Bowne. Fleeger, who ran unopposed for the seat, will service until 2016. This is her second term on the Dunnellon City Council. Councilman Erik Collop is sworn-in for Seat No. 4 by Bowne. Collop, who was appointed in August, to fill the vacany left by the unexpected death of Fred Stark, will serve on the City Council until 2014 when the term expires. He ran unopposed for Seat No. 4. 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 Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. CALL 1-888-852-2340 For Information On Subscriptions TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication.PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 River views Letter writer offers a great big thank youPeople still care about others and I want to thank those who stopped to offer help to me on Saturday. After working a shift at the Friends Bookstore at the Library, I came out to a car which would not start. Many people offered to help in some way; even those who, like me, admitted they didnt know anything about cars. It wasnt in the league with Hurricane Sandy, but to me it was a big problem. So thank you. A special thanks to Linda Labosky, who came to take me home. She never says no to a plea for help and is truly an angel here on earth. Dolores LichatzRainbow SpringsNew mayor will be welcome changeNathan Whitt will be a welcome change for the citizens of Dunnellon. He was elected by the people because they can. Bill DescalziDunnellonWater users saw writing on wall months agoLast December, Dunnellon officials revealed their impending purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities and several smaller systems, and their imposition of confiscatory rate increases on the affected customers. It was instantly transparent that the actions were being taken in order to create a large stream of profits to prop up the failing Greenlight Communications project. The Dunnellon officials laughably ascribed their actions to a desire to reduce water usage and save the aquifer. Months later, the city and its contractor ginned up a phony capital projects list and described the Rainbow Springs system as being in serious disrepair. The outrageous rates and surcharge were said to be necessary to correct deficiencies deficiencies that were never known to exist when the city bought the system. Then several months ago, Dunnellon announced that the actual annual rate increase for the coming year would be less than what was planned. This was another falsehood, because simple calculations based on the median-usage customer clearly showed that the increase was higher than the original plan. City management had to seek a way to boost profits that had sagged when their pricing policy drove customers to increased irrigation well drilling. Now, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, the City Council Columnist recalls own camping memories My mood Nov. 7 I can only describe as one of reflective sadness. As I ponder the future of our country for the future, I feel an uneasy concern of re-electing a low performing, socially/politically devisive, ideologdriven president. That a nation, which once stood for the highest and noblest of ideas, now is a nation of entitlement and identity politics makes me feel deflated and this is not because Gov. Mitt Romney lost. He lost an election, America lost her future. In my lifetime, to see the changes in our national attitude and voting patterns is truly amazing. With this election, Americans have chosen and endorsed big, intrusive government programs that will affect our very economic and moral foundations. Nothing is more intrusive and life controlling than national health care management and rationing. I firmly believe that this is where we are headed and a singlepayer government health system is inevitable. The era of personal responsibility to yourself and your family is coming to an end. We are becoming another Western European socialist government: free breakfast, lunch, dinner and after-school care, sure. We are witnessing an explosion of government entitlements because we have a voting coalition that votes on racial, ethic, lifestyle, social, economic and entitlement issues that are not in the best interest of the common good. We are witnessing an explosion of government entitlements because we have a voting public that demands them. For example, I am astonished when I hear people laud the fact that their children can stay on their health care plan until age 26. When I was 26, I had been in a war, graduated from college, started a career, married (a woman) and had a child. This was the norm. No one then ever thought of themselves as a dependent child because they were not. They were adults. It would have been demeaning to be living off your parents at that age. When Obamacare kicks in, there will be a lot of surprised and unhappy Obama voters who have no idea what is coming. Nothing is free and someone pays the bill. Government money being printed with no real financial backing and loaned (given) to our top finance institutions at near zero rates. No oversight, no control and the Dodd-Frank bill was written by lobbyists. President Obama has the workable Simpson-Bowles plan to help solve our financial crisis, but will not make the needed painful decisions. This plan would interfere with his social and big government Americas future is bleak at best The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. RIVERLAND NEWS THE JERSEY GIRL LETTERS SOCIAL SECURITY November 11 was more than just a national holiday; Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom. We at Social Security ask you to join us in saluting the men and women of the armed forces. Be sure to say thank you to a veteran on this important day. For those who return home with injuries, it will be our turn to help them. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Securitys Wounded Warriors website. You can find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/wounded warriors. The Wounded Warriors website answers a number of commonly asked questions, and shares other useful information about disability benefits, including how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. It is important to note that benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they are unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. A person cannot receive Social Security disability benefits while engaging in substantial work for pay or profit. However, the work activity is the controlling factor and not the amount of pay the person receives, or military duty status. Learn more by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. We at Social Security thank all veterans and members of the armed services for all that they do not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.Michael W. Grochowski is the Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta. Social Security helps veterans, active duty military, everyday Ireally enjoyed Jeff Bryans column about taking his boys camping. I read it with a big smile on my face. Im sure it brought back good memories for so many people. I know it did for me. Let me begin by saying Im a girl with an old-fashioned father who believed that girls did girl things and boys did boy things. Therefore, camping was something I had to fight for. Why do the boys have all the fun and get to do all the cool stuff? I would ask over and over again. I would much rather play with the trucks in the dirt than push baby dolls around in a stroller all day. I guess that came from growing up with two brothers and hanging out with mostly boys and my one girlfriend, Linda, who was also a tomboy. But once I talked my dad into letting me camp out with the boys in the backyard, there was no stopping me then. Our camping trips always started out with a trip to the 711 to stock up on junk; candy, Slurpies, snacks, more candy and more junk. After all it had to last all night. Our next stop was always the comic book store, which was called Four Corners. Back then, you could get four comic books for $1 so we would each buy eight of them, or more, if we could talk mom into it. Our only light was a kerosene lantern and even though our backyard wasnt that big, we seemed to be miles from the lights in the house. It got a little scary as we listened to the crickets, frogs and the faraway barking of neighborhood dogs. It was just a tiny tent with plain ordinary sleeping bags, but we loved it. Dominic, the oldest, would be in charge and this always went to his head. He would boss us around and, of course, we would scream in unison: You cant tell us what to do. But we loved every minute of being out there with him. My mom would always sneak out at least one time during the night to check on us and I would get mad, but my brothers never did. Boys and girls are so different. I would think she didnt trust us, but they knew she was just showing her love. After all, what kind of trouble could we get into? We lived in a tiny, quiet neighborhood where everybody knew each other. There were no houses behind us, just a swamp so that made it even safer. We knew better than to venture into the road. We did want to live a little bit longer and not encounter the wrath of our father. As it started getting dark, which in New Jersey is around 7 oclock, the mood would change and I would start getting a bit apprehensive. But I would never have gone inside for anything. About that time my brothers would start telling scary stories, always the See LETTERS page 11 Audrey Beem Michael W. Grochowski GUEST COLUMN STEVE SWETT Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 11 See JERSEY page 7

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Garden Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon today, Nov. 15, at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 11756 Cedar St. The Dunnellon Garden Club meets the third Thursday monthly, September through May. For more information, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545.Friends to host afterThanksgiving saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host an afterThanksgiving Day Book Sale in the Friends Book Store from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.24, at the Dunnellon Public Library. All items will be half price. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520.Agency launches Coats 4 Kids driveAnnie Johnsons Cold Nites/Warm Hearts program is in need of winter coats for children of Marion and Citrus counties. If you are able to support this event, bring the coats to the Annie Johnson Center at 1991 West Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call Larry, Christine or Mandy at 489-8021.CEE meeting slated tonightCitizens for an Engaged Electorate will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community Center in Williston. CEEs mission is to encourage the electorate to engage in the political process. Three items on the agenda will be: Signature-gathering for a Florida constitutional amendment for the Water and Land Use Legacy project; Participation in the effort to overturn Citizens United; and Continuation of the groups voter registration efforts. For more information, email citizensengaged 2012@gmail.com or call 352-465-4862. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote essays about What Freedom Means to You for the schools Veterans Day celebration. The following students essays were selected as the winners. Each winner was given the opportunity to read their essays Monday at the schools Veterans Day celebration.By Elizabeth Van NoyMen and women are fighting today. We pray for all the men and women who died in the war. We honor all the men and women on Veterans Day. All the people in the war protected us.Elizabeth Van Noy is a first-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Chandler HiersDo you know what freedom means to me? Let me tell you. The first thing is to vote. My papa votes every year. You must be 18 years old to vote. You really have to think about your decision. To make this country better, you have to try to get the right president. My papa makes the right choice, though Im glad we get to vote. The next thing I think of freedom is to live in a good country. I like our country, we have plenty to eat. Im glad we have water too because we have to live. But guess what, we are allowed to go to church and anywhere we want. Im glad we get to go to church. That makes me a better person. God teaches me things every day. Im glad He is always by my side. He has the power to do anything. The last thing that freedom means to me is fair wages. We get to own a home and have a roof over our heads. I am glad we do have a roof over our heads. It is not safe not to have a roof over our heads. Also, we can own land because if we dont have land we would put our cows in our yard. Also, we can travel, I love traveling it is so fun and the best part about it is when you get there it is awesome! That is freedom to me.Chandler Hiers is a third-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Avery BradenFreedom is the right to talk in public. To have the ability to say what you would like to say when you like, to be able to choose your own actions. With the ability to choose who you become in your path of life. Today, we are here to let the veterans know how much we appreciate what they have done for our country. Thank you veterans for giving the United States of America freedom, and now you know what freedom means to me.Avery Braden is a thirdgrader at Romeo Elementary School.By Pedro HernandezFreedom: What is freedom? A lot of us dont really think of freedom because it has been given to us since we were born. It has taken many wars for us the Americans to enjoy our everyday lives. Many people have died. To me freedom means being able to speak your mind, being able to have a good education, not being a slave, and it improves our country and people. Thats what I think freedom means. Being able to speak your mind is something bigger than anything else. When you speak your mind, you have the freedom to choose your likes and dislikes. For example: you get to choose what life, job, house and car you drive. Just having the choice to live where you want to live is a great feeling. You can choose a tropical or cold place to live. By speaking your mind you, can also share your ideas and belief. Many countries dont care whether you go to school or not. My mom says that in her country some people dont ever get to go to school. By getting an education, you can better your life and get a good paying job. By having freedom to getting an education you can choose to go to school or not. By having freedom it improves our country and people. Why does freedom improve its country and people? It lets people have hopes and dreams. To live better, have more, make more, and become bigger than ever imagined! In Cuba people dont even own their home, any moment the government can come and take it, which is why, so many people from other countries come here to the United States. In conclusion, freedom means having the choice to have a better life, be able to express yourself, live your life the way you want to live it, and not be a slave to anyone. What is freedom? To me, its to live in my beautiful U.S.A.Pedro Hernandez is a fifth-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Samantha ChamberlainMany people ask themselves what freedom means to them. To me, freedom means protection, a choice of a career and a free education. To me, protection is a major part of freedom. Knowing that you are safe from harm is a big relief. Also, the community helpers protect us, too. To know that the armed service men are protecting us makes me feel safe! Thats what protection means to me. Moreover, the choice of a career is very important. One day, I want to be a teacher. I want to teach kids how to read, write and do math. If I cant be a teacher, I want to be a horse rider. Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to ride a horse in a race. Also, a free education is important. In some countries, your parents have to pay for you to go to school. Luckily, we dont have to. I can learn math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Well, now you know what freedom means to me. Protection, a choice of a career, and a free education.Samantha Chamberlain is a fifth-grader at Romeo Elementary School. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 5 ROMEO ELEMENTARY FREEDOM ESSAY WINNERS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStudents in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote essays about What Freedom Means to You for the schools Veterans Day celebration. The following students essays were selected as the winners. The winners, who were each given the opportunity to read their essays Monday at the schools Veterans Day celebration, from left, are: Elizabeth Van Noy, first grade; Pedro Hernandez, fifth grade; Chandler Heirs, third grade; Samantha Chamberlain, fifth grade; and Avery Braden, third grade. Solution to puzzle on Page 7 NEWS NOTES 000CW5L Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3KX www.riverlandnews.com Cleaning out your garage?

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Robert David Pallesen, 76Robert David Pallesen, 76, Ocala, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a manager in the automobile manufacturing industry and moved to Ocala in 1987 from Los Lunas, N.M. Robert was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam serving proudly for 23 years with The United States Marine Corps. He was a member of The American Legion Post No. 58 Dunnellon, The VFW and The Marine Corp Fleet Reserve. He enjoyed playing golf and accomplished two hole-in-ones, the first in Lamar, Colo., in October 1985, and on his 70th birthday in 2006 he achieved his second at Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon; roller skating, baseball (especially the Yankees), and caring for his horses; most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty; sons, Kevin (Josie) Pallesen, Houston, Texas, Robert D. (Iona) Pallesen Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., Keith (Beth) Pallesen, Mackay, Queensland, Australia; daughters, Laurie Pallesen, Dunnellon, Malulani Grantham, Fayetteville, N.C., Leilani (Ty) Letcher, St. Petersburg; sister, Betty Lynn, Orlando; 15 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. A Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon with Father Kevin MacGabhan, celebrant. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. Inurnment will be 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell with full military honors provided by the Crystal River American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in the memory of Mr. Pallesen to The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Folds of Honor Foundation. 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055. Online condolences may be offered at roberts ofdunnellon.com. Now that we have gotten past the recent elections, we can get back to life as normal. Of course, I am not sure what normal really means. One mans normal is another mans over the cliff. I am not quite sure I am normal and I fear bringing this query to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My fear is that she will tell me the truth. You know what we Americans think about the truth. There was a time when truth was a pretty stable thing. There were certain things that were absolute truth and no ifs, ands or buts about it. Those were the good old days. Nowadays truth is not as clear as it once was. What was true in the day, is now altogether a different matter. Being the simpleminded man that I am, it is very hard for me to keep up with all of this nonsense. I mean, after all, how do you know what is true if it changes all the time? I think if it is true, it is always true. That only beguiles my age. If truth is as slippery as some people are indicating, how do I know what is true today? It does not matter what was true yesterday. That was yesterday. Today is a new day and henceforth, what was true yesterday is not true today. To make matters even more confusing, what is true today will not be true tomorrow. I believe the reason I am getting bald on the top is that I am scratching my head too much lately. I cannot seem to make heads or tails out of all the nonsense transpiring today as truth. How do people keep up and know what is really true? If I plan to live quite a few more years, I am going to have to get a handle on this very thing. I am not quite sure where to go. Something has to be done so that I can figure out day by day what is really true. I shared my dilemma with my better half and as is usually the situation, she came up with a brilliant answer. Please, do not let her know I said that. She might get a big head and we cannot afford to buy a whole new set of hats. She simply said, Why dont you do what the politicians do? I did not quite know what she was getting at, so I inquired further. Silly, her pet name for Yours Truly, the politicians always take a poll before they decide on anything. It dawned on me like a morning in June. Of course. Whenever a politician wants to know what truth is flying on any given day, he reverts to taking a poll. Out of that poll, he can know what the truth is for that day. Amazing. I need to learn some lessons from todays politician. The first thing I need to understand from a politicians point of view is, What I am saying at the time is not necessarily what I mean. This is convenient and frees me up to say things I normally might put a check on. The checks in the mail and I now am free to say whatever is on my mind at the moment. The first thing I need to do is find out what is on the mind of the people I am talking to. Whatever is on their mind is exactly what is on my mind. This has such a freeing aspect to it. Another thing from a politicians viewpoint is, What I said yesterday doesnt count today. This also is from the polling machine. The amazing thing about most people is they do not remember what was said yesterday. A very poor politician reminds people of what they said yesterday. A politician needs to tell them what he is saying today. Because todays truth is todays truth. No need to worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will be reflected by tomorrows polling. This is very important because it reduces the necessity to use any sort of memory whatsoever. Because what I said yesterday does not really matter today. I do not have to remember what I said yesterday. If I want to know what I said yesterday, I need only take another poll today and that settles the matter. Perhaps the most important view from a politician is, Tomorrow may never come. I do not have to worry that what I am saying today will catch up with me tomorrow, for the simple reason tomorrow may never come. If it does come, so what. I will take a poll tomorrow to find out what I need to say tomorrow. I think there is something to this polling mechanism. I do not have to worry about anything; all I need to do is just take another poll. I know it may get a little confusing, but I clear up that confusion by taking another poll. It is always the last poll that really counts. Thankfully, when it comes to God, truth does not change from one day to the next. What is true today was true yesterday and will be true tomorrow. You can count on that. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8 KJV). I can always count on God being true to His Word because God never changes.6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 To Advertise in the Church DirectoryCall 489-2731For More Information Thou pollest too much, methinksOUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Truth or treating ... JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPastor Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church hands out some goodies to Sherry Kennedy during the churchs inaugural Truth or Treat event. OBITUARY 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 000CNLP 000D1BG Using Godly Influence to Build the Kingdom First Baptist Church 20831 Powell Road Dunnellon, FL 34431 www.fbcdunnellon.com Phone: 352-489-2730 Fax: 352-465-7729 E-mail: fbcdunnellon@bellsouth.net 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 000CNLC MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 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 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. 000CHQO 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 000CNL2 Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000CNLV 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 000CNLY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com Peace Lutheran Church 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 . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000CNLR 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 000CNM8 000D1K3 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Rite I 8:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Rite II 10:00 AM Healing Session 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180

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same ones and I would find myself wondering if the guy with the hook for hands really did exist. Thank goodness nothing ever got us. I did wake up one morning with my eye swollen shut. We never did figure it out, but we think a spider may have bitten me on the eyelid during the night. It stayed swollen that whole week, but it was cool because it was my camping injury. I wore it like a badge of honor. We always tried to stay awake all night. I think my brothers might have made it. I never did. But the most amazing thing is that we woke in the morning with no aches and pains, not bothered at all by the hard ground and cold damp air. Ahhh to be a kid again. I think every child needs to camp out in their backyard at least once in their lives. There is nothing like that experience. Of course back when we grew up, it was a much safer time and we never thought about anybody harming us. Oh except for the guy with the meat hooks on his arms. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 7 Puzzle answers on Page 5 COMMUNITY NEWS Beth Israel will host benefit concertCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will present, From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard, and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Tickets are $10 per person and will benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For more information and tickets, call Sonia at 352-307-3662; Estelle at 352-861-2542; or Shirley at 352-873-6186.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. JERSEY continued from page 4 BIG FALL SAVINGS at Ferris Groves In-Store Specials Fresh Pecans Amish Cheese Local Honey Home Grown Strawberries Homemade Pies Fudge FERRIS GROVES Call for FREE CATALOG or www.ferrisgroves.com Send Your Friends and Family a Gift of FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS! Invited out for Thanksgiving Dinner? Take along a FRESH FRUIT BASKET $ 1 00 OFF Small Bag of Citrus WITH COUPON Order before Dec. 1 and get 5% OFF! FERRIS BEEF Its only natural. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FLORAL CITY US HWY. 41 SOUTH Open Mon.-Dat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 12-5 Store: (352) 860-0366 Fax 726-2125 www.ferrisgroves.com 000D2EU 000D7FS 000D32U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 H OLIDAY S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000D8H9 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY S h o p e a r l y f o r t h e b e s t g i f t s e l e c t i o n H a p p y T h a n k s g i v i n g Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000D7FQ

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Victor Chicas, Cross CountryVictor Chicas qualified for the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships, which will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The senior, who won the District 2A-5 individual championship a week earlier, finished ninth with a time of 17:37. Jordon Boley, FootballThe senior signal-caller finished with three rushing touchdowns, two in the first quarter, on 11 carries for 55 yards as Dunnellons football team secured its 13th straight season with a .500 record or better as the Tigers knocked off Williston, 28-14. Jordon Boley Victor Chicas DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS RIVERLANDSPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 000CW5E Even though young people are allowed to hunt and fish in Florida without having to buy a license until they turn 16 years old, a change in the license system now makes it possible for youngsters to voluntarily purchase their licenses early and start contributing today toward conservation. Youths under 16 years of age can now purchase their very first annual freshwater, saltwater or hunting license, which will remain valid until their 17th birthday, no matter how young they are when they buy it. All three types of licenses are $17. Youths under 16 years of age will still have to complete the states hunter safety certification before taking advantage of this special license opportunity for hunting. The classes are free. Safety classes arent required for fishing licenses. Another opportunity for youths is the $100 Gold Sportsmans license, which authorizes the holder to take game and freshwater or saltwater fish and provides the deer, management area, archery season, muzzleloading season, crossbow season, turkey, waterfowl, snook and spiny lobster (crawfish) permit privileges. For every year that passes until a youth turns 17, the FWC will receive approximately $7 in matching federal funds, which will be used to preserve and manage the nearly 6 million acres of the states public-hunting, wildlife management area system and the states saltwater and freshwater fisheries. Go to MyFWC.com/Hunter Safety to learn when to register a child for a hunter safety class. The new hunting and fishing youth licenses can be purchased at all outlets that sell hunting and fishing licenses, such as county tax collectors offices. They also can be bought online at License.MyFWC.com. The youth license became available Oct. 2. Youths can opt to join agencys conservation team Pushing the limits Victor Chicas qualified for the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships, which will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The senior, who won the District 2A-5 individual championship a week earlier, finished ninth with a time of 17:37. This is the second consecutive year Chicas has qualified for the state meet as an individual and third straight season hell compete at the biggest meet of the prep season. Overall, Dunnellon placed 12th out of 14 teams with 298 points. Dunnellon finishers included: Kevin Hanson (20:30, 71st place), DAndre Munford (20:35, 73rd place), Jonathan Padilla (20:58, 80th place), Steven Shields (22:49, 90th place), Charles Cross (23:52, 95th place) and Travis Colston (24:02, 99th place). Licenses range in cost from $17 to $100 Special to the Riverland News BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Nov. 10: Congratulations: Stephanie Flory rolled a 300 Nov. 5 in the third game of the Monday Special league. Stephanie, 26, is the second youngest female to roll a sanctioned perfect game in Citrus County. Currently averaging 200, her first two games were 160 and 193, giving her a 653 series. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dalton Grudzas 293, 770; Todd Cridland 281, 775; Stephanie Flory 320; Pam Levert 287, 720; K.C. Cridland 743. Scratch: Sean Fugere 279, 722; Dalton Grudzas 278, 725; Todd Cridland 757; Stephanie Flory 300, 653; K.C. Cridland 247, 689. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: John Rando 265, 678; Peck Noland 241; Frank Shea 669; Pat Metcalfe 246; Dianna Kirk 240; Paula Weaver 675; Betty Noland 669. Scratch: Jeff Koch 237, 625; Larry Kirk 214, 573; Elaine Shea 181; Betty Noland 177, 486; Paula Weaver 489. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: John Marcucci 283, 726; Ernie Wiemann 235; Don Gonczi 649; Mary Skourn 256, 677; Helen Simonson 224; Barb Steffen 593; Joyce Cusimano 593. Scratch: John Marcucci 250, 627; Jerry Ness 224, 554; Mary Skourn 187, 470; June Williams 154; Barb Steffen 401. Late Starters: Handicap: Bob Biggs 264; Art Trebon 256, 651; Brian Young 676; Millie George 247; Kathy Hession 238, 659; Alice Clini 238; Marilyn Seymour 656. Scratch: Brian Young 237, 628; Bob Biggs 232; Ted Rafanan 596; Millie George 198; Peggy Murdock 191, 534; Kathy Hession 506. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jay Willet 302; Chuck Hindbaugh 296; Marvin Brigner 785; Larry Fritz 779. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 279, 733; Larry Fritz 264; Tim Lawrence 752. Womens Trio: Handicap: Monika Seeger 252, 665; Carolyn Woodward 240, 661. Scratch: Mary Briscoe 181, 487; Carolyn Woodward 179; Maggie Savarese 458. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ken McNally 248; Bill Montross 244; Fred Yannotti 650; Diane Collier 229; Pat Stoner 227, 649; Gertie Messenger 632. Scratch: Bill Montross 204; Ken McNally 196; Alan Murray 506; Fred Yannotti 494; Barb McNally 185, 490; Pat Stoner 170, 478. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Chuck Hindbaugh 276; John Gilbert 273, 763; Scott Maier 729; Andrea Kish 260, 712; Judy Hindbaugh 259, 702. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 248, 611; Eddie Corbitt 225, 625; Judy Hindbaugh 193, 504; Lynda Morgan 178; Kathy Calcagni 487. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Robert Grooms 291, 763; Frank Reesby 276; Ted Rafanan 756; Debbe Chung 265; Arlene Heaton 264, 691; Susan Jones 715. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 235, 657; Frank Reesby 228; Wes Foley 585; Debbe Chung 204; Myla Wexler 189, 502; Lisa Morgan 482. Bowlers of the Week: K.C. Cridland, 89 pins over her average, and Todd Cridland, 118 pins over his average.Tigers topple Red Devils in season finale Every end starts a new beginning. So was the case for the Dunnellon High School football team as the Tigers capped their season with a 28-14 victory against Williston in its regular-season finale Friday at Ned Love Field. The boys played their heart out Friday, said Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, whose team finished the season at 5-5 as the Tigers finished with a .500 record or better for the 13th straight season. I believe we had control during the entire game. Dunnellon started with the ball and made its way down field. However, a penalty on third down pushed the Tigers back 15 yards forcing them to punt; however, they quickly retained possession when Dunnellons defense held the Red Devils in check. From the 23-yard line, senior quarterback Jordan Boley pushed his way through into the end zone as Shane Williams added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. On Willistons ensuing possession, senior Andre Jackson intercepted a Williston pass attempt, setting th Tigers up at the Red Devils 32-yard line. Once again, on firstand-5, Boley ran down the left sideline for his second touchdown, this time with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter. Williams added the extra point, giving the Tigers a 14-0 lead. When in doubt punt, said John Heisman, a former football, basketball and baseball coach. The second and third quarter proved this theory was correct as Dunnellon and Williston exchanged punts as neither teams offense could move the ball. As the fourth quarter set in, thats when the battle began. The Red Devils offense got a spark when quarterback Stephen Cochlin threw a 16-yard pass to Damien Strange with 11:52 remaining in the contest. Cochlin connected with Darren Washburn for the 2-point conversion to trim the Tigers lead to 14-8. Dunnellon answered with a pair of touchdowns to put the game out of reach. On first-and-10, Boley rushed up the middle for his third touchdown of the game with 8:17 remaining in the game. Williams PAT pushed the Tigers lead to 21-8. Then, after forcing Williston to punt, Boley handed off to Swoll on a third-and-5, giving Dunnellon its second fourthquarter touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the game. Williams extra point try was good, pushing the Tigers lead to 288. Boley finished with three rushing touchdowns on 11 carries for 55 yards, while co-senior Jvon Swoll led the Tigers with 159 yards on 28 rushes. With the game out of reach, Cochlin threw a 42-yard pass to Strange as the buzzer sounded. We turned the ball over a lot this game, Beasley said. We could always play better but our defense came in strong for the most part. It was a good season, we improved a lot. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon Highs Alex Gonzalez, a state qualifier a year ago, performs a leg riding power half on Forests Malik Scruggs Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Tigers preseason quad-meet at Dunnellon. Tigers youth will lean on experience Youth will be a prevalent theme for the Dunnellon High School wrestling team this season. Despite the turn of five varsity lettermen from a year ago, the Tigers this season are young and lack numbers, said Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris, entering his seventh season at the helm of the wrestling program. Were young, again, said Farris, noting if Cole Fagan returns to the team in the next week itll give the Tigers six lettermen in the lineup. The lineup, though, will certainly be a small one for Dunnellon this season. Of the 14 weight classes, the Tigers will likely be unable to fill the positions at up to seven of them this season, a strike against Dunnellon in dual meet competitions, a fact not lost on the Tigers seasoned head coach. Its certainly tough to compete to against teams when youre already giving up that many points, Farris said, explaining a forfeit is worth six team points, the equivalent of a pin fall victory. Were going to experience some growing pains early in the season, thats for sure. Still, Farris expects his returns, led by 2012 state qualifier Alex Gonzalez to set the tone for the team in practices and competition. Gonzalez, who will wrestle in the 170pound division this season, will be joined in the varsity lineup by Jonathan Padilla, 120; Dustin Molina, 138; Matthew Franz, 182; and Josh Packard, 220. If Fagan returns, Farris said hell wrestle at 195 pounds. Five lettermen return to guide wrestling team See TIGERS page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News

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I expect those guys to the team leaders, Farris explained. I expect them to really be the examples for our younger guys in practices, and show them how to improve and get it done. Farris said in years past, the team competed in the traditional oneto two-day bracket format tournaments in which wrestlers were only guaranteed two matches; however, the Tigers have gotten away from the more traditional tournaments, in favor of the larger two-day dual meet tournaments in which his wrestlers could compete as many as eight times. The only way our younger guys are going to get better is by being on the mat, Farris said. Thats why I really like these types of tournaments, theyre going to get the experience they need. Farris expects the younger grapplers to struggle in the early part of the season, but itll be imperative they keep a positive outlook. Its tough when youre losing, theres no doubt about that, he said. But you can learn a lot about winning by losing. So well continue to give them positive feedback and encourage them to stick it out. Dunnellon opens its regular season schedule Friday at the Weeki Wachee Invitational, a two-day, dual-team format tournament. Itll be a good test, and were going to have the chance to get a lot of matches in over those two days, Farris said. Games in her fathers homeland. She competed in three games while there, placing first in one and second in the other two. It was amazing, she said describing the atmosphere of competing in Scotland. It was my first time ever being there. It was cold, but all of the athletes really supported me. Just to be around the scenery was amazing. After all, its the motherland of the games. Gourlay said the biggest challenge was proving her mettle. Its hard to calm your nerves, being an American in Scotland, trying to beat the natives, she explained. You try to keep focused on what youre out there to try and accomplish. According to the website www.nasgaweb.com/get start.asp, many of the events Gourley often participates in include: Open Stone Put: Similar to the shot put, except a stone is used that weighs usually between 16 and 22 pounds. It is called open style because any style of putting is allowed, with the spin and glide styles being the most popular. The throwing area is a box 4 wide and 7 long. The thrower must keep one foot inside this area and not step over the back line or inside face of the trig or the throw is a foul. Braemar Stone Put: This stone put uses a heavier stone usually between 22 and 28 pounds and it must be put from a standing position. The same throwing area and fouls for the open stone apply. 28-pound Weight for Distance: The weight can be either block or spherical shaped with links and a handle. The overall length cannot exceed 18 inches. The weight is thrown with one hand in a throwing area 4. inches by 9 inches. The thrower must keep one foot inside this area and not step over the back line or inside face of the trig or the throw is a foul. The men use a 56pound weight. 22-pound Hammer Throw: The hammer has a lead or steel head with a bamboo or rattan handle affixed through a hole in the head. The overall length cannot exceed 50 inches. The athlete stands behind the trig with his back to the throwing area, winds the hammer around the head and releases over the shoulder. The athletes feet must remain in a fixed position until the hammer is released. Boots with blades attached to the front of them are usually worn to keep the feet on the ground and in a fixed position. 16-pound Hammer Throw: The hammer has a lead or steel head with a bamboo or rattan handle affixed through a hole in the head. The overall length cannot exceed 50 inches. The athlete stands behind the trig with his back to the throwing area, winds the hammer around the head and releases over the shoulder. The athletes feet must remain in a fixed position until the hammer is released. Boots with blades attached to the front of them are usually worn to keep the feet on the ground and in a fixed position. Men use a 22pound hammer. Caber Toss: The Caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end is slightly wider than the other. It can vary in length from 16 to 22 feet and weight between 45 and 100 pounds. The smaller end is rounded off so it will be easy to cup in the throwers hands. The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower hoists the caber up and cups the small end in his hands. They then take a short run with the caber and then stop and pull the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12 oclock position. A judge behind the thrower calls how close to the 12 oclock position the small end of the caber lands, 12 oclock being a perfect toss. If the caber is not turned, a side judge calls the degrees of the angle the caber makes with the ground. Sometimes a Challenge Caber is also used which is larger than the Games Caber. Sheaf Toss: The sheaf is 16 pounds for women or 20 pounds for men in a burlap or plastic bag stuffed with either chopped rope, straw or mulch. The sheaf is tossed over a cross bar with a pitch fork. Three attempts are allowed at each height. If the thrower misses all three tries at one height, then they are out of the competition. While in Scotland, Gourlay met Kenny Mayne, a long-time fixture on ESPNs Sports Center, who was touring part of Europe, filming segments for his show Wide World of Sports. Gourlay explained Mayne traveled to six countries and picked a different sport in each for the show, which, if she made the cut, is likely to air in the next couple of weeks on ESPN. He happened to be at the Ocala Scottland Games, she said, noting it was Ocala, Scotland, not Ocala, Fla. He did a little short interview with me, but I dont know if I made the cut. Im anxious to see it. Gourley said her longterm goal is earn a spot competing at the Womens World Championships, which is generally held in March in Arizona. Earning a coveted spot is often tricky and tough, Gourley said. Typically, the top 10 to 12 women in the world are selected, but it usually depends on how well you throw, she explained. A year ago, she was 13th, having narrowly missed the cut. Only the scores entered into the national database count toward your ranking. Prior to competing in her final event of the year, Nov. 9 to 11, in Gulfport, Miss., Gourley was ranked 15th out of 260 woman worldwide. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGabey Bass, left, her mother, Laura, and brother, Michael Jr., make their way through the Historic District during the Chambers annual Halloween event. ABOVE: Three-year-old Robbie Pennullar lets out a shout of excitement as Madelyne Williams, 4, looks on during a break in the action. BELOW: Michael Livingston prepares for the magic of the evening while dressed as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter books and movie series. ABOVE: Jessica Oglesby admires 5-month-old Jackson Crowe as his mother, Autumn Rhodes, holds on to her monkey during the annual Trail of Treaters. LEFT: Anthony Nixon carries his 11-month-old son, Geno, during the Chamber of Commerces annual Trail of Treaters. BELOW: Maggie Jarman shouts in excitement at the next business passing out treats as shes carried along by King Kong, or more likely her father, Bryan.

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regime of a command and control economy. Again from Obama, there is no real plan just rhetoric. If you voted for Obama, what is his plan? President Obama has basically followed the vilified G.W. Bush foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. His Arab spring policy and Libya cover-up shows the true competency level of his administration. If you think Hillary Clinton will become president, wait until her foreign policy programs are reviewed and analyzed. The Libya coverup and the terrible decisionmaking that led to four Americans killed will be eventually revealed. Israel is, and should be, worried. Iran will get a nuclear weapon eventually. We are perceived in the region as weak in purpose and resolve. Former President Clinton wagged his finger and told us to trust Obama. This is the same finger he wagged at us and told us he did not have sex with that woman. Trust Clinton like his wife repeatedly did, it was just self-serving obvious politics at the expense of the nation. I could go on, but my contention is the majority of Obama voters voted not about issues and for the common good, but for narrow personal individual concerns. This nation was founded for the common good through individual efforts that supported the government, not a government that supports the people. Honestly, I do not believe the majority of voters explore or truly know the germane issues of governing choices. If you voted for Obama, do you truly answer the following basics? What is his plan to fix our annual deficit and the national debt? Hint he had none. Trade inbalance policy and relationship with China. Who knows. Longand short-term energy policy? Will Obamacare be given to illegal aliens who have anchor babies? True cost and implementing Obamacare? Plan to fix Social Security, broke in 2033, Medicare/Medicaid. What are his plans? Controlling Wall Street and the six big banks, not even on the radar. Just talk. Why are we embracing the failed social, political, moral and medical policies of Western Europe. Actually, the middle class is the loser in this election. That is the sector that is disappearing from America and Obama policies will hasten that with socialist sharing of resources regardless of effort or achievement. You can tax the rich at 100 percent and still be 85 percent short of needed money to balance the budget. Money has to come from someone else or massive cuts are needed. The fading middle class is the loser in this election and Obama policies will hasten the demise with the socialist sharing of resources regardless of effort or achievement. From a great world super power that gave the world the concept of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, we have descended into a country ruled by shortterm, petty and identity block voting patterns. Historically, the uneducated voting public of Rome elected Julius Caesar emperor-dictator because he gave free bread, running water and entertainment. We call them entitlements now, but its the same concept. Without a strong, traditional, morally based, upward mobile middle class who honor hard work, achievement and self sacrifice, America cannot be successful. Very simply, who will put the money in the treasury coffers when there are no worker/payers, only takers of revenue? Obama believes the government can grow the economy, we will see. I am thankful I lived in an America that rewarded hard work, honored traditional moral values and gave us the greatest nation in history. America is the only country in history that had a civil war to free a minority racial group for moral and religious reasons alone. American was a country that eventually, through legal non-violent means, gave women, minorities, the economic disadvantaged and everyone, a chance to join the American dream. America in the 20th century defended freedom, was compassionate in victory and was honorable in dealings with the world. All of this was accomplished by a bloodless revolution every election cycle at the voting booth. We now have a new voting coalition that controls the national political system. I suspect that when the liberal and politically correct leaders realize that God Bless America is a prayer, not a statement, it will recede from use. I would be untruthful if I closed by saying I have confidence in the American citizens ability to change course and restore America. I do not honestly have that belief or see any evidence of success for the foreseeable future and perhaps forever. This was a national change in governing and fundamental government policy. The very ethos of this country has changed, I believe in a negative way. We will not return to the bedrock of beliefs that produced the great nation of America. I truly wish I believed different. Steve Swett is an 18-year resident of Rainbow Springs and former Dunnellon Postmaster. is moving almost a $1.5 million of profit out of the water and sewer fund to cover Greenlight debt payments. Predicting this last December had to have been the easiest prognostication ever. Is anyone surprised that the sorely needed water and sewer capital projects are not being funded with the profits generated by the rate structure? Is anyone surprised that Dunnellons announced projection of profits of $250,000 per year is somewhat less that the $2 million actually generated in only nine or 10 months? We are paying a steep price for the failure of the Florida legislature to include government entities in its utility regulation statutes. No privately owned utility in Florida could get away with this kind of fleecing. Ted AppleRainbow SpringsPoor GOP has many reasons to feel badWow. I never thought that I would have sympathy for the GOP, but how can one not feel for those poor folks? Just think about it: Poor Rush Limbaugh being so confused as why all of those Feminazis would not vote Republican, because they could not understand the GOP outreach program. Poor Karl Rove having his favorite TV network tell him that they will not listen to him as he attempts to make up numbers regarding Ohio, and this on live TV. Poor Gov. Mitt Romney, just cant understand why 71 percent of Latinos voted against him even though self-deportation is such a good idea. Poor, again, Karl Rove who is now faced with the unenviable task of explaining to his PAC investors as to why he spent more than $300 million of their money with no tangible results. Poor, again, Gov. Romney deserted by more than half of the women voters who obviously misunderstood the positive side of his partys desire to force women to have transvaginal ultrasounds or why pregnancies due to rape are Gods will or why women should not expect equal pay for equal work. Poor, again, Karl Rove who says that President Obama was lucky that three days of Sandy undid 18 months of GOP campaigning (since Sandy killed more than 100 people, caused more than $50 billion in damage and destroyed thousands of homes, this makes one wonder about Karl Roves definition of lucky). Poor, again, Gov. Romney, who had the majority of young people vote against him even though it is selfish of them to expect any assistance from the government in keeping college loan expenses reasonable and who failed to understand the wisdom of his excellent advice to borrow money from their parents to start a business since, presumably, the parents would charge a smaller interest rate than the bank. Poor Gov. Rick Scott who has spent so much time, money and energy trying to suppress Democratic voters that he forgot that he still must find a way to actually count the votes that are cast Yes, it is difficult to not feel sorry for the GOP, especially since the most conservative segments of the party have come to understand some of the corrections that must be made, such as softening the method of delivering their messages on immigration, womens healthcare and financial rights (without altering the actual positions) or running even more conservative candidates in the future. Poor misunderstood, misogynistic, outdated, out-of-touch GOP Robert BoattiniDunnellonRiverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 11 LETTERS continued from page 4 GUEST continued from page 4 000D5U1 000D32V Trinity Trinity Trinity Villas Villas Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. 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RIVERLANDEDUCATION 12 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Superintendent-elect shuffles personnel Superintendent-elect George Tomyn announces the first appointments to his executive staff, less than two days after winning Marion Countys top educator title. Tomyn and two new school board members take their oaths of office at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. The following administrative appointments take effect Monday, Nov. 26: Rick Lankford, current Vanguard High School principal, becomes deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Cindy Repp, currently the assistant principal for curriculum at Vanguard, becomes the interim principal at Vanguard. Dr. Diana Greene, the current deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal. Dr. Anna DeWese moves from principal at Fessenden to the district to join K-12 Academic Services, a combined department merging the Curriculum and Staff Development areas. Chester Gregory moves from Forest High School principal to deputy superintendent of operations. Wally Wagoner, the current deputy superintendent of operations, moves to an administratoron-assignment position within the district. Brent Carson transfers to Forest High School as principal from his current principal position at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Chris Sandy, currently the executive director of elementary education, becomes principal at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Lisa Krysalka becomes executive director of human resources, transferring from principal at Belleview Middle. Philip Leppert, the current executive director of human resources, moves to an administrator-on-assignment position within the district. David Ellers, the current executive director of secondary education, becomes principal at Belleview Middle. EDUCATION BRIEFS DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.Harmony Preschool registrations acceptedHarmony Preschool continues to welcome students for their Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4-yearold class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. Highway 40, the preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For more information, call 489-5954.U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv. org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2012-13 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. HONOR ROLL Dunnellon Middle School First Quarter Honor Roll A Students: Sixth Grade: Yisiara Aguirre. Seventh Grade: Chandler Neal and Trevor Vonseggern. Eighth Grade: Breanna Bergeron, Hunter Day, Edyzbelly Flores, Alec Gonzalez, Luis Gutierrez, Joseph Maisevich, Shelby Meyers, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Alexis Shutt, Kristen Starr and Taylor Turner. A/B Students Sixth Grade: Zachary Alizna, Britney Baccili, Christopher Bell, Mandy Bernstein, Melanie Brenwald, Dustin Burchfield, Anahi CalvoWences, Kaylynne Cannon, Riley Catherwood, Jeramie Crisello, Brian Daniel, Amber Dudley, Lauren Ford, Justin Fowler, Luis Franco, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Deanna Gibbs, Matalyn Gibbs, Kameron Grossi, Steven Haines, Noah Hilliard, Raquelle Irizarry, Tiana Joyner, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Madisyn Leeds, Angelica Lemus, Sayra Loya, Ishana Maharaj, Kayla McClure, Jon Mims, Jorge Moreno, Rebeca Munoz, Conner Neal, Nisa Nombrano, Beatrice Ortega, Arelin Padilla-Ramos, Cielo Palomo Melendez, Michael Pascarella, Biridiana Perez-Sanchez, Erin Robinson, Gisselle Rodriguez Duran, Haley Romine, Luz Sanchez-Sotelo, Caleb Schroeder, Mason Sereda, Caroline Shank, Randall Sinflorant, Sadee Stephens, Jonathan Suazo, London Sweat, Grace Thompson, Kendal Waldrop, Lilian Watson and Aleah Whitley. Seventh Grade: Michael Auld, Elizabeth Centeno, Carly Chinner, Diana Davila, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Gabriel Felix, Daisy Franco, Kayla Gandy, Anna Giliberti, Jacob Hicks, Lydia Hill, Catlynn Kitzmiller, Kirsetn Ladeau, Darby Langworthy, Jacob LeBlanc, Brandon Martin, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Olivia Peterson, Russell Quick, Lindsay Reddick, Camilla Riveros, Danielle Rodriguez, Deborah Rodriguez, Chantal Ruiz, Michael Santiago, Kaylah Starks and Emily Weaver. Eighth Grade: Tiana Banda, Megan Barde, Dalton Beach, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Savannah Bond, Kenneth Boone, Breckell Bowman, Breann Brackett, Hannah Chung, Katelin Cortese, Connor Denmark, Daisy Dutkiewicz, Brianna Florvilus, Madison Gamble, Tyrone Gates, William Gaunt, Vanessa Gonzalez, Raymond Grossi, Megan Howard, Danielle Hughes, Cheyenne Ingalls, River Irwin, Shawn Jackson, Tyler LaMon, Jennifer Macedo Jaramillo, Anastasia Mazzurco, Hunter Miller, Matthew Mills, Yareli Murillo Ruvira, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Taylor Powell, Kenia Rodriguez-Leanos, Carlos Romero, Liset Romo, Samantha Stewart, Emma Sylvester, Madelyn Troutman, Hanna Warren, Naomi Watson, Dominique White, Brianna Williams, Angelique Willis and Cheyenne Youngblood. Tomyn takes office Tuesday, Nov. 20 Special to the Riverland News Students get creative at CREATE event DAKOTA GORDON/For the Riverland News ABOVE: DHS senior Stevie White talks about her artwork Nov. 10 to videographer Erica Presson during the CREATE Fine Arts competition. Whites work included a clay piece, a painting and a photo. RIGHT: DHS senior Ariel Buchko performs a bellydance during the November 10 CREATE competition at the Marion County Public Library. BELOW: DHS freshman Brianna Bologna and her brother, senior Nick Rodriguez, dance in the talent portion of the Marion County Public Librarys CREATE competition on Nov. 10. The duo won the talent show and $200. Photos by STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland News Parent/Teacher conferences key in childs progress More than likely, you will have at least one parent conference this school year regarding your childs strengths and weaknesses at school. In order to prepare for a parent/teacher conference, ask yourself some questions before the conference. What does your child say about his/her school experience? Is your child doing the assigned homework? Does your child return it to school? Does your child bring home notes, newsletters and bulletins from school? Do you have any concerns about your childs progress? By thinking ahead, you will be prepared to make the most of this important opportunity to communicate with your childs teacher.Holiday shopping?Heres a great way to win $10,000 for your school. Participate in Sweetbays Support Local Schools program now through Dec. 4 by purchasing participating products from their stores and earn cash for the school at the register. For every three products you buy, you can earn two school dollars, and every six products equals four school dollars. Turn in the school dollar coupons you collect to your school. The schools with the most dollars collected will win extra cash for their school.CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 Family Game Night. Nov. 20 Wear your Pajamas Day, $1 donation to United Way. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27 PTO meeting in the Media Center. Jane Ashman Romeo Principal Dunnellon Middle bands to perform at Victorian Holiday The Dunnellon Middle School Symphonic and Beginning Bands will present their musical talents under the direction of Miss Kristina Roblow, DMS Band Director, to the town of Dunnellon from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, along with other musicians at the Victorian Holiday Event in Dunnellons Historical District. Both bands will play at various times throughout the evening as we welcome the holiday season with the magic of music. Please come out and enjoy the melodious renditions of classic favorites. The FFA Food Science, Par-Pro Practice, and Tool Identification participants will meet from 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, for practice with Mr. Dettloff, Agriculture instructor, in the Ag Room. Parents please pick-up your students no later than 5 p.m. after practice. There will be no school for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23. Dunnellon Middle School will resume classes Monday, Nov. 26. We would like to take a Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE See MIDDLE page 13

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Romeo Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll Third Grade All As: Andrea Abbott, Dylan Evans, Delaney LaMon, Gissell Cardoso-Leanos, Chandler Hiers, Peter Reich, Madelyn Marinacci, Jasmine Torres Cadence McNelly, Cynthia Saldana, Anaya Ferrell, Caleb Beville, Natalie Carter, Hailey Grossi and Bethany Vaughn. A/B: Megan MillsAjello, Cory Turner, Aisling Chico Garcia, Vicktoria Hughes, Anibal Munoz, Michelle Villagran, Josue Alvarado, Alejandra Desiderio-Ramirez, Victor Martinez, Hannah Romine, Joshua Slemp, Katelyn Thigpen, Cyrous Thornton, Darrien Decker, Thomas DeLibro, Kasey Lemanski, Megan MillsAjello, Victoria Peterson, Jordan Vining, Emilie Mason, Sully Anderson, Kennedy Brown, Alexis Hiers, Kasey Lemanski and Kayla Messer. Fourth Grade All As: Joseph Santiago, Cesar Hernandez, Erick Romero Lopez, Erik Garratt, Chad Holland, Calista Neal, Eli Watson, Sabastian Chapman and Ashleigh Palmer. A/B: Alexis Appleby, Autumn Chervenack, Roman Gonzalez, Kayla Smith, Manny Betancourt, Rhett Bradham, Jonas Duncan, Aaron LeBlanc, Gabriel Martinez, Preston Tyler Mills, Michael Obear, Bridgett Strong, Billie Weidman, Mischief Carver, Jacqueline Enriquez, Elias Erickson, Britney Gomez, Bayleigh Johnson, Jacqueline Jurado, Joseph Pimental, Onesti Ryan, Angel Sagastume-Herrera, Brandon Sherboneau, Madison Bauer, Melody Dunne, Jacqueline Lemanski, Aaron Jaramillo-Ropp, Joshua Spitznogle, Sam Wryals, Avery Braden, Heavenly Bowman, Samantha Carnecchia, Jade Deonath, Chase Parsons, Tyler Piller, Nicholas Place, Madison Thigpin, Nick Trujillo-Munoz, Antonio Villagran, Lea Weatherford, Jhony Castro, Teegan Eversole, Morgan Heil, Kevin Lopez, Joey Piorkowski, Michael Rey, Gabby Rico-Davidson and Skylar Schubert. Fifth Grade All As: Faith McNelly, Lily Cabrera, Madison Collins, Diana Hernandez, Sandro Munoz, Samantha Bagdanovich, Keziah Crespo and Cassandra Damien. A/B: Austin Bischof, Charisse Brown, Samantha Chamberlain, Anthony Clark, Autumn Crouch, Wayna Epps, Quincy Jones, Madison Miguel, Phillip Morgan, Sherell Outar, Gabriel Rodriguez, Parker Whitmore, Katelynn Clarke, Barry Duncan, Pedro Hernandez, Joselin Hernandez, Alianna Lacombe, Javier Torres, Meg-Riley Wilson, Holland Dufour, Isabella Gerrard, Orion Gonzales, Natalee Horton, Anahi Martinez Jurado, Sol Palomo Melendrez, Michael Perine, Kenneth Richardson, Gabriel Washburn, Kaycee Youngblood, Melisa Aguirre, Anthony Bauer, Hunter Cook, Victor Davila, Nicol De La Paz Hernandez, Gabrielle Munro, James Ninness, Dalton Watson, Ally Baillargeon, Joseph Brewster, Tiffany Clarke, Haley Ladeau, Xavier Long and Samson Shepard. minute to wish our students, parents, DMS staff, and the Dunnellon Middle School community a very Happy Thanksgiving. Benchmark testing will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday and we ask our parents to ensure your child has received a good nights rest, enjoyed a well-balanced breakfast, and arrives at school on time for the day. Thank you. Dunnellon Middle School will host a Boy Scouts meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the DMS Caf for any student that may be interested in joining the Boy Scouts. Coming Thursday, Nov. 29, will be the last parent meeting before the eighth-grade students depart for the Washington, D.C., trip. Parents are requested to bring any medicine your child will require while on the trip. If you have any questions, call either Dean Thomas or Mr. Jones at 465-6720. Please dont forget to save your Box Tops for Education for us. Please drop yours at either Building No. 1 or Building No. 10. We thank you and appreciate all the Box Tops that have been dropped off so far this year, they really help. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 13 CANADIAN MEDS 000D8DD 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available UPS Fedex 000D32W Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery We gladly accept prepaid UPS & Fedex Boxes 11150 N. Williams St., Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 CALL FOR SPECIAL GROUP RATE 10 ADULT TICKETS OR MORE FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY Nov. 16-17, 20128 P.M.GATES OPEN AT 5:30 P.M.Citrus CountyFairgrounds Inverness, FL 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 275 NE U.S. 19, Crystal River 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 000A8NZ Dunnellon The NEW 000D32Y All You Can Eat Buffet (Over 20 items) Only $ 7.99 Seniors $ 6.75 Kids $ 3.99 Bring ad for FREE DRINK with buffet purchase 000D8QX 1115-RLN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER A REZONING REQUEST RESOLUTION RES#2012-21 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE A REQUEST TO AMEND APPENDIX A OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 6.3 ENTITLED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS, REZONING 0.38 ACRES LEGALLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3380-0474-00 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174, DUNNELLON, LOTS 473, 474, 475, FROM (R-3) MULTIPLE DWELLING TO (P) PUBLIC, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Rezoning from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.3 of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000D6TZ 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 000D8X6 Lic #MM21133 yo u T oepia Day Spa yo u T oepia Day Spa yo u T oepia Day Spa Erase the Erase the sins of summer with our hydrating body wrap sins of summer with our hydrating body wrap and receive a free manicure and receive a free manicure Expires December 31, 2012 489-2100 HONOR ROLL Words of Wisdom Special to the Riverland NewsQuiet on the Set! Dunnellon Middle School Principal Delbert Smallridge rehearses his script while the video crew checks audio levels. The students have been working with Smallridge, producing Words of Wisdom, short video packages, stressing good character and respect. The Words of Wisdom videos air on the schools morning broadcast. The video crew includes eighth-grade students, from left, are: Garrett Gibbs, Daniel Spence, Jeff Monzione and Stormy Gordon. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCarla Mullins, left, third-grade teacher and the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at Romeo Elementary School, students Summer Cross, Thalia Mercado-Ort, Kayla DeBord and Mrs. Diane Lawson, Exceptional Student Education Teacher, place their hands over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance as the school honored veterans Monday during its Veterans Day Celebration ceremony at the school. Students in all grade levels sang patriotic songs while students who won a schoolwide essay contest shared their winning essays with the crowd. ABOVE: Four-year-old Evie Norcross gets a birds eye view of the celebration while sitting on top of her dads, Steven, shoulders at the Veterans Day Celebration. BELOW: Sherri Feagin comforts her 16-month-old daughter, Naomi Beville, prior to the start of the event Monday at Romeo Elementary School. ABOVE: Romeo Elementary School first-graders, from left, Anicka Tarrant, Lillian Gary, Amelia Clifton, Akiah Braden and Caleb Falls, smile and point while singing a patriotic song during the Veterans Day Celebration. LEFT: Members of the Boy Scouts salute the flag during the singing of the national anthem. BELOW: Sondra Collins, music teacher at Romeo Elementary School, directs students during one of the many songs they performed.

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would be donation jars set up at businesses throughout the Historic District for those willing to make a donation to those groups. This is a community that loves to give back, she explained. We wanted to be a part of that. The Victorian Holiday is one of many events that will allow residents to celebrate Christmas in style in the coming weeks. The other events include: Light Up Dunnellon, the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive. The event will include a host of local choirs singing holiday music, refreshments provided by local businesses and an appearance by Santa Claus. For more information, call 465-8500. The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerces annual Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. This years theme is Whimzy Christmas. Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 7. Commercial business entry is $25 for chamber members; $50 for non-Chamber members; and $10 for nonprofit groups. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the parade, including the line-up. For more information, contact Ariel, parade coordinator, at 352-229-4606, or email dunnellonxmasparade2012@gmail.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow and Light Show will be Dec. 14 to 16 and Dec. 21 to 23 with lights only Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $1. Annual passes are not accepted. Children 5 and younger are free. The Friends of the Rainbow Springs State Park is in need of volunteers to help assemble all that needs to be done and to act as elves. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Nicky Aiken, park services specialist, at 465-8555 or email Nicky. 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SEASON continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at the West Marion Medical Building, Room 240 for its annual Christmas Party. The charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion counties. A cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday, Nov. 27.AARP Driver Safety Class scheduledAn 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. If youre a veteran, a spouse, a widow or widower, the class is free by filling out a short form. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28, at Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 489-1574.RRC to host annual meeting Dec. 1Rainbow River Conservation Inc. will host its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Rainbow Rivers Club. Guest speakers include Mary Szafraniec, a research scientist at SWFWMD, who will discuss her work on Tracking Ecological Change in the Rainbow River; Dr. Holland, a professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, and Ms. Croteau, a Ph.D. student from the University of Florida, will review their one-year study about the Impact of Recreation Activity on the Rainbow River. President Burt Eno will also provide an overview of RRC activities and accomplishments of the past year. For more information, visit www.rainbowriver conservation.com. PENN STATION GRILL 20583 W. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Whataspread! Think About DrinksOne way to keep it simple is to settle on a house drink for your brunch buffet, such as a Poinsettia Cocktail made with one part cranberryjuice andonepartGrandMarniertofourpartsprosecco.For the nonalcoholic version, combine the juice with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda. FAMILY FEATURES Aholiday celebration at home should be as much fun for the hosts as for friends and family. With a little advance planning, the goal of effortless entertaining is suddenly within reach. First, make it brunch, typically lighter and simpler to prepare than dinner. Buffet style is another smart choice just arrange the dishes on pretty holiday linens and invite guests to serve themselves. Half of the work is done when you go with full-flavored imported Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Montasio, and air-cured hams like Prosciutto di Parma and Prosciutto di San Daniele. As PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products, they belong to a special group of high-quality European foods that can be made only in specific geographical regions. Four dishes that add up to a no-stress brunch buffet:A frittata with the deeply savory flavors of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Its equally delicious warm or at room temperature, which ever is more convenient. Thumbprint biscuits featuring melted Montasio cheese in the indenta tions on top a clever touch for biscuits made with ready-made dough. Another brilliant two-ingredient recipe consists of eggs baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele cups. They are crisp, creamy and irresistible.Festive garnishes for a salad of deep green kale leaves, tossed with orange vinaigrette, include Grana Padano shards, pears and pine nuts. For more information on the PDO system and holiday recipes using these legendary cheeses and hams, visit www.legendsfromeurope.com.Montasio Cheese Thumbprint BiscuitsYield: 8 biscuits 1 package store bought ready-made biscuit dough 1 cup coarsely grated Montasio cheese Preheat oven to 400F. Separate biscuits onto a parchment lined or lightly greased baking sheet. With your thumb, press into center of each biscuit to form a small well. Fill each well with 2 tablespoons of the grated Montasio. Bake until tops are golden, about 8 minutes. Serve immediately.Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano Frittata Yield: 4 to 6 portions 8 large eggs 1/2 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 ounces thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma, torn into 1-inch pieces 6 scallions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup (2 ounces) coarsely grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk with an electric beater until frothy; add pepper. Stir in the Prosciutto di Parma, scallions and cheese. Heat oil in an 8-inch oven proof skillet; add egg mixture and cook over medium heat until edges are set, about 8 to 10 min utes. Place in oven and bake until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Eggs Baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele CupsYield: 12 portions 12 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele 12 large eggs Preheat oven to 400F. Fold one slice of Prosciutto di San Daniele in half crosswise to make a rectangle. Fit into a muffin cup. Crack egg into lined cup. Repeat with remaining ham and eggs. Bake 10 to 12 minutes to desired doneness. Kale Salad with Grana Padano and Citrus DressingYield: 5 cups 1/2 pound kale 1 large Anjou or Bartlett pear, sliced 1/2 cup Grana Padano shards 1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine or balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Remove ribs from kale and cut into 1-inch ribbons; place in a large salad bowl. Add pear, cheese and nuts. Whisk together orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss. Eggs Baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele Cups and Kale Salad with Grana Padano and Citrus Dressing

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Effective Nov. 19, the Ocala Social Security office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, a reduction of 30 minutes each day. Additionally, beginning Jan. 2, the office will close at noon Wednesdays. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the ublic as it has done in the past. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number 800772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number 800-325-0778. State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.f l.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor fourhour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meetsThe South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bell south.net.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donationsMany Boys & Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493.Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272.DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@dcf.state. fl.us.Friends of the Library book store openThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements.For more information, call the library at 438-4520. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 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. 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CALL CENTURAINSTITUTE (877) 206-6559 Todays New Ads DunnellonSaturday Nov 17 8a-1p 7280 sw 204 av Rainbow Acres Multi Family Sale housewares,garden,clothe s,tools etc Announcements Bring your certified artwork to be considered for Art Auction consignment. November 17 & 18. Noon to 5pm at Baterbys Art Gallery. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL32819. Call (866)537-1013 or visit www.Baterbys.com for more information. Medical Medical Careersbegin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-203-3179 www .CenturaOnline.com DunnellonSat & Sun 8a-3p (gate opens only at 8, no previews) HUGE Garage Sale, xmas decor, hsehld items, furn., you wont want to miss this sale! 17740 W Hwy 328 Call 352-489-2731 TO PLACE YOUR ADIN COMMUNITY NEWS Community Thrift Shop donates to local food pantries Photos by Joann McCulloughLadies of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop met with representatives of two local food pantries Oct. 24 to present $1,000 checks to assist them in feeding needy families in the Dunnellon area. ABOVE: Elaine Huett, left, and Marie Ponder, Thrift Shop volunteers, present Dale Meehan, Blue Cove Hol y Faith Espiscopal Churchs food pantry coordinator, with donation check. BELOW: Marie Ponder left, and Anita Peloquin and Elaine Huett, far right, Thrift Shop volunteers, present Walter Fleck, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community Churchs food pantry coordinator, with a check. Ocala Social Security Office changes hours Special to the Riverland News

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All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last. 352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY 32 MPG 2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA $ 5000 OFF Remaining 2012s In Stock EXTENDED CAB 54 MPG 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS 2013 TOYOTA Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD T130050 $ 14,995 or LEASE for $ 159 MSRP $17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS 2,805 36 MPG COROLLA 0% for 60 mos. or Lease for $ 219 mo. 0% for 48 mos. or Lease for $ 189 mo. 0% for 60 mos. or 2012 TOYOTATHON CLOSEOUT! 2012 CAR OF THE YEAR BEST GREEN CAR Meeting Notices 319-1115 RIV 11/28 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization will be facilitating the Administrative 313-1108 RIVEstate of: Gimakas, Robert Case No. 2012 CP 1593 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-1593 Division: F IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. GIMAKAS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ROBERT J. GIMAKAS, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-1593, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was July 29, 2012; that the total value of the estate is approximately $70,705 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: George Johnson 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 Gail Johnson 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 November 1, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ George E Johnson, Jr. 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 November 1 & 8 & 15, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. November 15, 2012 316-1115 RIV 11/30 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) Lien Notices on 11/30/2012, 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. 1990 FORD VIN # 1FACP52U5LA146307 2003 FORD VIN # 1FTRW07L53KB19158 November 15, 2012 Lien Notices 315-1115 RIV 12/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 2024 NW 57th St., Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date:12/10/2012 9AM 2001 FORD ESCAPE VIN 1FMYU01B21KB93177 November 15, 2012 317-1115 RIV 12/7 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/7/2012, 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 Lien Notices right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 PLYMOUTH VIN # 1P4GP44G9WB537130 2002 DODGE VIN # 2B7HB11X72K137436 November 15, 2012 318-115 RIV 11/27 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/27/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2GCDC14D1D1168560 1983 CHEVROLET November 15, 2012 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)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to Riverland News office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDADRLN_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 000D45J Cars TOYOTA2004, Avalon XLS 80K miles Xtra Clean $10,700. Call (352) 302-3704 TOYOTA2004, Camry XLE V6, 42K miles One Owner $11,700. Call (352) 422-0360 TOYOTA2007, Pruis, 91K miles, Super Clean with warranty $10,300. Call 352-978-3571 Trucks TOYOTA2005, Tacoma Reg. 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Call 352-302-3704 TOYOTA1999 Camry LE, Only 62K miles, $5,995..Call 352-422-0306 TOYOTA2004 Camry XLE, V6, 42K miles, One Owner $11,700.Call 352-476-6059 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION 79+/-Bank Owned Assets in GA, NC, TN Nov. 27 @ 6pm, Lithia Springs, GA. Nov. 28 @ 6pm, Ellijay, GA. Online & Live Bidding. GAL AU-Co002594, NCAL8935, TN5733 RowellAuctions.com (800)323-8388 Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready, 2/2/2, Private lot 352-746-0002 Dunnellon DunnellonTwo homes + Work Shop, Rent with option to buy 1st, last, $100 sec. 20980 Powell Road (352) 486-4731 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS November 15 Preview: 12pm 2 ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Session #1 3pm Outside fun & exciting box lots, equipment-toolspatio furniture & more Session #2 6pm Furniture, household, tools, new items & collectibles, jewelry 07 Prius -84Cadillac, 1988 Pursuit 2550 w/ Yamaha V250. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, November 15, 2012Vol 31 No. 475 cents WHATS HAPPENING Paper apologizes for prodcution errorsDue to production errors in the Nov. 8 edition of the Riverland News the incorrect head shot of former Mayor Fred Ward was used. In its place, a head shot of the late Vice Mayor Fred Stark was used. The Riverland News apologizes for the mistake and would like to send its sincerest apologies to the Stark family for any and all emotional toll it might have caused, as well as to the friends of the family. Additionally, three stories from the Education page ran incomplete. The Riverland News apologizes for the errors. Letters to Santa, photos wanted The Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces of nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated to print Dec. 20. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@river landnews.com, or mailed to our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if photos need to be returned. Photos submitted via email must be high-resolution images. Deadline to submit items is Dec. 13. Donations needed for childrens partyDunnellon Fire Rescue is seeking donations for its yearly Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Anyone wishing to help in this cause may send their donations to 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, FL 34432. The event will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall. New Writers Group to meet The Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, email wgdunnellon @yahoo.com. City OKs $1.4M loan to Greenlight An almost six-month delay in the complete launch of Greenlight Communications has forced city officials to reach into the reserve funds of the Water-Sewer Enterprise for a $1 million-plus loan to cover the shortfall of operating expenses for the citys fiber optic system. City Manager Lisa Algiere explained Wednesday that because Greenlight ran into unforeseen delays in launching the citys fiber to the home program, officials will borrow $1,478,430 to cover operating expenses for the fiscal year 2011-12 Budget. The money city officials are borrowing will be paid back over five years with 1 percent interest rate. Algiere said the move is necessary because officials had expected the system to be launched early in the 2011-12 fiscal year; however, because of delays securing fiber and pole permits from Progress Energy, the newly launched enterprise operation wasnt brining in the revenues city officials had budgeted for in September 2011. This is a loan, it will be paid back, Algiere explained, noting payments will be made in the third-, fourthand fifth-year of the loan agreement. Algiere said when officials first presented the City Council the Lisa Algiere said loan will be paid back. Riverland News file photosAnicka Tarrants eyes light up as she meets with Santa Clause last year during the annual Victorian Holidays in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. The annual event kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday. Santa Clause will again be the guest of honor, setting up at Always Something to visit with area youths. Victorian Holiday kicks off area Christmas celebrations Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or it soon will be. Dunnellon will kick off the annual holiday season with the ninth annual Victorian Holiday in Downtown Historic Dunnellon. The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday with horse drawn carriage rides, a bounce house, a snow slide and, most importantly, Santa being pulled through the streets on his sleigh to visit with children at My Favorite Things on Chestnut Street. Road closures will begin at 4. It will be through the areas of West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and down to Walnut Street. The Snow Slide is being sponsored by the Annie W. Johnson Center and Thrift Store and The Historic Village Shoppes. The Dunnellon Police Department will premier its inaugural Coffee Cuffs Caf, providing an area in which everyone will be welcomed to sit and enjoy a cup of cappuccino, coffees, which will feature multiple flavors, hot cocoa, cider, and a wide array of seasonal-style sweet treats. All donations will go toward Special Olympics and Dunnellon Little League. In addition to those activities, the Historic District will be all decked out with holiday lights as the village shops will be competing in a Best Decorated contest. There will be musical entertainment from groups such as the Dunnellon Chorale Singers, First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, the Dunnellon Male Singers and Grounded 4 Life, to provide a festive atmosphere to kick off the Christmas season. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. Because of the heightened hustle and bustle surrounding Thanksgiving weekend, organizers thought it best to move the event up a week to allow families and visitors the chance to enjoy themselves more, organizer Heidy Conde said, adding the event is free to the public. We want everyone to come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, enjoy the music, the fun and the food, Conde said. And, of course, all of the shops will be open. Conde also noted money raised during the event will be split among three charity efforts: Dunnellon Fire Rescues annual Needy Childrens Christmas Party, the Dunnellon Police Departments Cops for Kids and the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon. Conde said there For Lisa Gourlay, Scottish heritage isnt just a pastime, its a way of life. The 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School began participating in the Scottish-Highland Games five years ago as a way to deepen her bond with her father, a native of Scotland. A long-time judge of various games throughout the U.S. and worldwide, she would assist him at various events. Then, about five years ago, she started practicing the events at her fathers home between Ocala and Dunnellon. I was hooked, she explained. Now, she competes in events as often as possible, time permitting of course. Thus far this year, shes competed in about a dozen events, but the highlight of her schedule was an August trip to Scotland to compete in the Scottish-Highland Dunnellon High grad takes up family heritage Photo courtesy of Lisa GourlayLisa Gourlay competes in the Caber Toss in August during the Scottish-Higland Games in Scotland. The Dunnellon High grad has competed in the games nationwide for the past eight years. Whitt takes office Fleeger, Collop also sworn-in Dunnellon swore-in its first new mayor since 2008 as Nathan Whitt took office, replacing Fred Ward, who had held the seat since then. Whitt defeated the two-term incumbent, 535-321, in the Nov. 6 General Election. Ward, who presided over about 10 minutes of the meeting, handled the gavel over to Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who along with City Clerk Dawn Bowne, presented Ward with a token of appreciation for his service on the City Council. Councilman Erik Collop was sworn-in for Seat No. 4. He will serve until 2014 when the seat, held by the late Fred Stark, will be up for election. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger then took the oath of office for Seat No. 5. She will serve until 2016. After both were sworn-in, the newly elected mayor, Nathan Whitt, was given the oath of office by Bowne. Rainbow Springs residents, who backed Whitt financially in his quest to unseat Ward, gave the newly seated mayor a rousing ovation. This is exciting for me, I cannot thank you all enough, Whitt said as he took his seat as the new mayor of the Dunnellon City Council. Im really looking forward to working with this Council and the citizens. Whitt expressed disappointment that the Council approved a $1,478,430 loan from the water-sewer enterprise operation to Greenlight to cover a shortfall in operating expenses for Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget. The money city JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See RITE page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Jordyn Clark, front, John Clark and Kayla Weller, zip down the hill on the snow slide during last years festivities. The Annie W. Johnson Center and Thrift Shop and Historic Village Shoppes will sponsor this years slide. See SEASON page 15 Money being provided by water/sewer enterprise operation JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See LOAN page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See WHITT page 3

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Community job seekers are invited to join postsecondary students for the Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center at the College of Central Floridas Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, in Lecanto. To date, 22 employers plan to participate, including Champs Software, Citrus County Sheriffs Office, Comfort Keepers, Hospice of Citrus County, Spherion Staffing and Telecom Service Bureau. The Career Fair is hosted by the college in partnership with Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. The fair is geared toward assisting students nearing completion of their programs as well as those in need of fulland part-time work while attending school. Members of the general public seeking employment are also encouraged to attend. Frank Calascione, Workforces business development manager in Citrus County, said attendees will have the opportunity to meet with nearly two dozen area employers several with open positions as well as explore career opportunities they may not have considered. Workforce Connection will have staff on hand as well as computers set up during the Career Fair to help attendees register with the Employ Florida Marketplace to apply for jobs. There is no charge to attend the Career Fair. Participants are asked to bring at least 10 printed copies of their resume and to dress professionally. For more information, call 352-249-1213, 352-6372223 or 800-434-JOBS. To learn more about Workforce Connection, visit www.clmworkforce.com. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Toiletries will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. Clothing will be will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. State park to host fine arts showRainbow Springs State will host its annual Fine Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. Local artists will be in all the pavilions. A portion of each sale is donated to help the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park. Admission is $2; children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 352-465-8555. Red Kettle campaign needs volunteersThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is in need of volunteer Bell Ringers for this years Salvation Army Red Kettle Fundraising Program. This years program will start Friday, Dec. 7, and end Sunday, Dec. 16. A two-hour commitment is all that is requested (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, Walgreens or Winn-Dixie. Community service hours are also available. To volunteer, call Bill Laterza at 489-9369 or email at lakingsfl10@ gmail.com. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeInside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467 000D3DP Inside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 I T S J U S T $ 2 2 ITS JUST $22 N E W S U B S C R I B E R S S A L E NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! 000D6FM Valid on New Subscriptions only. Expires 12/5/12. Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone#: Email: payment enclosed bill me (please circle) Exp. Date: Card No.: Authorized Signature: Clip, complete and mail to: 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com $22? Just $22? Yep, Just $22! COMMUNITY NEWS Post 58 vets visit Quiet Oaks veterans Six members of American Legion Post No. 58 visited Quiet Oaks Assisted Living Facility and enjoyed cake and punch Oct. 24 while honoring 12 veterans at the facility; though not all of the veterans were able to attend. Eleven of the 12 are World War II veterans. A round-table discussion about their hometowns and what they did for the country was held. A 2013 Legion membership, compliments of Post No. 58, was presented to Warren James. A new veteran at the facility is John Gonsalves, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. Standing, from left, are: Diana Predny, Quiet Oaks activity director; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Anna Miku, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Peg Furst, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Bea Fischer, Post No. 58 Ladies Auxiliary; Warren James, veteran; Louise Offutt, wife of veteran James Offutt; and Bernard James, Post No. 58; seated, Chet Meador, veteran; Dorothy Webber, wife of a deceased veteran; James Offutt, veteran; Lois Stromberg, veteran; Vernon Thon, veteran; Woody Oxley, veteran; and John Gonsalves. Special to the Riverland News Legion to host free Thanksgiving dinner Throughout the year, the American Legion makes it a point to give back to and support its local community through fundraisers, donations to Boy Scouts of America, donations to the Boys & Girls Club, visits to Hampton Manor residents, Boys State functions in Tallahassee and many other worthwhile charitable functions. It is with this desire to give back to the community in mind, that your local American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 of Dunnellon, will host its annual, come one come all, free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Legion Hall at 10730 U.S. 41, just north of the Wal-Mart. This dinner is planned and prepared for you by the Post to give thanks and share with the community, to open the hall for any and all local folks to come and share the Thanksgiving spirit, a wonderful hot Thanksgiving dinner and take part in some good natured camaraderie. The dinner is free of charge to all that come. Helping out with this years dinner, as in years past, are Jan and Leo DeWitt, of Families In Need of Dunnellon Inc. Special to the Riverland News Fall Career Fair set for students, community job seekers Special to the Riverland News 000D86Z 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Open Thanksgiving Day Doors open at 1 pm Last Seating at 5:30 pm RSVP at 352.465.2881 Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner $ 14.99 Turkey, Sage & Cranberry Stuffing, Mash Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce & a Dinner Roll Prime Rib 10 oz. cut of Prime Rib, Seasoned and Slow Roasted to Perfection, Served with Potato, Mixed Vegetables & a Dinner Salad $ 16.99 FREE GLASS OF WINE WITH DINNER! Only appetizers available from Gruffs menu! Monday Night 4 pm 8 pm ENDLESS ITALIAN DINNER $ 9.99 JUST WING IT! 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officials are borrowing will be paid back over five years with 1 percent interest rate. Weve got to pay that money back as quickly as possible, Whitt said. Thats all Im going to say about that. Whitt said it should be a priority to make sure Greenlight is successful. Thats up to everyone in here to make that possible, he explained. Tensions rose during the Public Comments segment of the meeting in which Rainbow Springs resident Don Gesick called out Lisa Algiere for the water rate increases associated with the citys December 2011 purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Julitte Falls utility systems. Thank you very much Ms. Lisa, he said. At that point, Evans called for a motion to adjourn the meeting, which was quickly seconded by Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew. Whitt asked the Council to allow the remaining five people a chance to speak. When it gets nasty, its time to end it, Evans said, explaining with a motion on the table Whitt was to call for a vote. If its voted against, then well continue. Whitt called for the motion which passed, drawing a chorus of boos from those gathered in the Council chambers. Ward bid adieu to his peers and city employees at the Nov. 7 workshop. Its been a privilege to serve with all of you, Ward said. I cannot express my appreciation more for this Council working together, and Ms. (Lisa) Algiere deserves the credit for being the glue to hold it all together. She shoots straight, she keeps us informed. The council is well educated when it comes in to make decisions. Ward said hiring Algiere three-plus years ago and being on the committee that offered her initial contract was a blessing. I dont think the town realizes quite yet the jewel they have in Ms. Algiere, Ward said. Im pleased with her and her abilities. Im honored I was involved in bringing her aboard. budget for Greenlight in September 2011, it was anticipated the system would be up and running, therefore providing a source of revenue. At the time, city officials did not factor in the funds it had available to cover the shortfall. Had that been the case, Algiere said, officials would have opted to use the bond money to make up the revenue shortfall. The citys first bond payment was slated to be made this month. Both Algiere and Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, said the loan is not being made to cover the cost of the first bond payment. We are up to date on bank payments, SegalGeorge said. In providing the loan to Greenlight Communications, city officials must also amend the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budgets for both Greenlight Communications and the Water-Sewer Enterprise Operations because of the acquisitions of the Rio Vista, Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls Utility Systems. The Dunnellon City Council approved all three measures at its Tuesday night meeting by a 4-1 vote with Councilman Erik Collop casting the lone dissenting vote. Algiere explained the budget amendments needed to be completed within a 60-day period to meet state statues. She explained because the city spent more money as well as brought in additional revenues from the purchases; the fiscal year 201112 budgets didnt match what was originally approved in September 2011. We hadnt planned for those purchases at the time we adopted the budgets, Algiere explained. Part of the amendment includes capital expenses. Algiere said officials have been working diligently to amend the budgets to meet the states guideline to have it completed within the time frame allotted by state laws. Bigger cities do this a lot, she said. But we believe this is the first time the city of Dunnellon has had to do it. Weve been very busy attempting to complete this on time. Weve been scrambling because we had to get all of the information closed out. The staff has done a great job in completing this task. It was new territory for all of us. In other action, the Council: Approved transferring $300,000 from the Community Redevelopment Area reserves to Greenlight Communications to help pay for the cost of installing fiber in the CRA. Algiere said having fiber in the area will help with economic development. It really will help the district to attract some newer businesses, she said, citing the benefits for the CRA and the reason for the fund transfer. Approved selling surplus fiber the city has in its possession. Initially, the city had secured a fiber delivery but the manufacture kept delaying the shipment, Algiere said. Because city officials could not secure a firm shipment date, the City Council approved finding an alternative source of fiber. Now that the fiber to the network has been completed, the city has leftover material it plans to sell. Make a good deal, said Mayor Fred Ward in his final meeting on the City Council. Approved a contract with Wilson Advertising and Marketing worth $60,000 to assist in its promotion of Greenlight Dunnellon. The contract is for a year and can be cancelled within 30 days with a written notice. Algiere told the City Council the company has been beneficial in helping promote Greenlight through billboards, direct mailers and advertising in the newspapers and television. Approved purchased requests for the following items: With C&B Cable for customer installs at a value of $7,768.52. With Goldfield Telecom LC for Expansion Cards at a value of $14,256. The cards will allow officials to expand the headend to service additional customers. With eFibertools.com for a Fusion Splicer at a value of $9,990. The tool will allow Greenlight to splice its own fiber, Utility Director Eddie Esch said, without having to go through a private contractor. He said the cost to have a contractor splice fiber is upward of $6,000, but Greenlight now has a trained employee to do the job. This will save us a lot of money in long run, he explained. With The PS Group for engineering services to expand Greenlight to the Gizzy Springs/Juliette Falls area. The cost of the service is $6,166.86. Esch said the city to save money by doing both areas at once. With Erosion Control Systems for Labor and material to replace the pond liner at one of the Wastewater Treatment holding ponds. The cost is $31,360.10. Esch said a liner typically lasts 12 to 15 years. He said the second pond will likely need to be replaced next year. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 3 000D4CY 000D7Z8 Topics Include: Preplanning Options Veterans Benefits Travel Protection Low Cost Financing Please, First-Time Attendees Only Floridas Oldest and Largest N ATIONAL C REMATION S OCIETY FREE Seminars T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? 352-728-0093 Please call for reservations Limited Seating Complimentary Lunch will be provided for all dates Codys Roadhouse 305 S.E. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 River views Letter writer offers a great big thank youPeople still care about others and I want to thank those who stopped to offer help to me on Saturday. After working a shift at the Friends Bookstore at the Library, I came out to a car which would not start. Many people offered to help in some way; even those who, like me, admitted they didnt know anything about cars. It wasnt in the league with Hurricane Sandy, but to me it was a big problem. So thank you. A special thanks to Linda Labosky, who came to take me home. She never says no to a plea for help and is truly an angel here on earth. Dolores Lichatz Rainbow Springs New mayor will be welcome changeNathan Whitt will be a welcome change for the citizens of Dunnellon. He was elected by the people because they can. Bill Descalzi Dunnellon Water users saw writing on wall months agoLast December, Dunnellon officials revealed their impending purchase of Rainbow Springs Utilities and several smaller systems, and their imposition of confiscatory rate increases on the affected customers. It was instantly transparent that the actions were being taken in order to create a large stream of profits to prop up the failing Greenlight Communications project. The Dunnellon officials laughably ascribed their actions to a desire to reduce water usage and save the aquifer. Months later, the city and its contractor ginned up a phony capital projects list and described the Rainbow Springs system as being in serious disrepair. The outrageous rates and surcharge were said to be necessary to correct deficiencies deficiencies that were never known to exist when the city bought the system. Then several months ago, Dunnellon announced that the actual annual rate increase for the coming year would be less than what was planned. This was another falsehood, because simple calculations based on the median-usage customer clearly showed that the increase was higher than the original plan. City management had to seek a way to boost profits that had sagged when their pricing policy drove customers to increased irrigation well drilling. Now, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, the City Council Columnist recalls own camping memories My mood Nov. 7 I can only describe as one of reflective sadness. As I ponder the future of our country for the future, I feel an uneasy concern of re-electing a low performing, socially/politically devisive, ideologdriven president. That a nation, which once stood for the highest and noblest of ideas, now is a nation of entitlement and identity politics makes me feel deflated and this is not because Gov. Mitt Romney lost. He lost an election, America lost her future. In my lifetime, to see the changes in our national attitude and voting patterns is truly amazing. With this election, Americans have chosen and endorsed big, intrusive government programs that will affect our very economic and moral foundations. Nothing is more intrusive and life controlling than national health care management and rationing. I firmly believe that this is where we are headed and a singlepayer government health system is inevitable. The era of personal responsibility to yourself and your family is coming to an end. We are becoming another Western European socialist government: free breakfast, lunch, dinner and after-school care, sure. We are witnessing an explosion of government entitlements because we have a voting coalition that votes on racial, ethic, lifestyle, social, economic and entitlement issues that are not in the best interest of the common good. We are witnessing an explosion of government entitlements because we have a voting public that demands them. For example, I am astonished when I hear people laud the fact that their children can stay on their health care plan until age 26. When I was 26, I had been in a war, graduated from college, started a career, married (a woman) and had a child. This was the norm. No one then ever thought of themselves as a dependent child because they were not. They were adults. It would have been demeaning to be living off your parents at that age. When Obamacare kicks in, there will be a lot of surprised and unhappy Obama voters who have no idea what is coming. Nothing is free and someone pays the bill. Government money being printed with no real financial backing and loaned (given) to our top finance institutions at near zero rates. No oversight, no control and the Dodd-Frank bill was written by lobbyists. President Obama has the workable Simpson-Bowles plan to help solve our financial crisis, but will not make the needed painful decisions. This plan would interfere with his social and big government Americas future is bleak at best 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. RIVERLAND NEWS THE JERSEY GIRL LETTERS SOCIAL SECURITY N ovember 11 was more than just a national holiday; Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom. We at Social Security ask you to join us in saluting the men and women of the armed forces. Be sure to say thank you to a veteran on this important day. For those who return home with injuries, it will be our turn to help them. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Securitys Wounded Warriors website. You can find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/wounded warriors. The Wounded Warriors website answers a number of commonly asked questions, and shares other useful information about disability benefits, including how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. It is important to note that benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they are unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. A person cannot receive Social Security disability benefits while engaging in substantial work for pay or profit. However, the work activity is the controlling factor and not the amount of pay the person receives, or military duty status. Learn more by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. We at Social Security thank all veterans and members of the armed services for all that they do not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.Michael W. Grochowski is the Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta. Social Security helps veterans, active duty military, everyday I really enjoyed Jeff Bryans column about taking his boys camping. I read it with a big smile on my face. Im sure it brought back good memories for so many people. I know it did for me. Let me begin by saying Im a girl with an old-fashioned father who believed that girls did girl things and boys did boy things. Therefore, camping was something I had to fight for. Why do the boys have all the fun and get to do all the cool stuff? I would ask over and over again. I would much rather play with the trucks in the dirt than push baby dolls around in a stroller all day. I guess that came from growing up with two brothers and hanging out with mostly boys and my one girlfriend, Linda, who was also a tomboy. But once I talked my dad into letting me camp out with the boys in the backyard, there was no stopping me then. Our camping trips always started out with a trip to the 711 to stock up on junk; candy, Slurpies, snacks, more candy and more junk. After all it had to last all night. Our next stop was always the comic book store, which was called Four Corners. Back then, you could get four comic books for $1 so we would each buy eight of them, or more, if we could talk mom into it. Our only light was a kerosene lantern and even though our backyard wasnt that big, we seemed to be miles from the lights in the house. It got a little scary as we listened to the crickets, frogs and the faraway barking of neighborhood dogs. It was just a tiny tent with plain ordinary sleeping bags, but we loved it. Dominic, the oldest, would be in charge and this always went to his head. He would boss us around and, of course, we would scream in unison: You cant tell us what to do. But we loved every minute of being out there with him. My mom would always sneak out at least one time during the night to check on us and I would get mad, but my brothers never did. Boys and girls are so different. I would think she didnt trust us, but they knew she was just showing her love. After all, what kind of trouble could we get into? We lived in a tiny, quiet neighborhood where everybody knew each other. There were no houses behind us, just a swamp so that made it even safer. We knew better than to venture into the road. We did want to live a little bit longer and not encounter the wrath of our father. As it started getting dark, which in New Jersey is around 7 oclock, the mood would change and I would start getting a bit apprehensive. But I would never have gone inside for anything. About that time my brothers would start telling scary stories, always the See LETTERS page 11 Audrey Beem Michael W. Grochowski GUEST COLUMN STEVE SWETT Special to the Riverland News See GUEST page 11 See JERSEY page 7

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Garden Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon today, Nov. 15, at the Dunnellon Womens Club, 11756 Cedar St. The Dunnellon Garden Club meets the third Thursday monthly, September through May. For more information, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545.Friends to host afterThanksgiving sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host an afterThanksgiving Day Book Sale in the Friends Book Store from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.24, at the Dunnellon Public Library. All items will be half price. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. Agency launches Coats 4 Kids driveAnnie Johnsons Cold Nites/Warm Hearts program is in need of winter coats for children of Marion and Citrus counties. If you are able to support this event, bring the coats to the Annie Johnson Center at 1991 West Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call Larry, Christine or Mandy at 489-8021. CEE meeting slated tonight Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community Center in Williston. CEEs mission is to encourage the electorate to engage in the political process. Three items on the agenda will be: Signature-gathering for a Florida constitutional amendment for the Water and Land Use Legacy project; Participation in the effort to overturn Citizens United; and Continuation of the groups voter registration efforts. For more information, email citizensengaged 2012@gmail.com or call 352-465-4862. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote essays about What Freedom Means to You for the schools Veterans Day celebration. The following students essays were selected as the winners. Each winner was given the opportunity to read their essays Monday at the schools Veterans Day celebration. By Elizabeth Van NoyMen and women are fighting today. We pray for all the men and women who died in the war. We honor all the men and women on Veterans Day. All the people in the war protected us. Elizabeth Van Noy is a first-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Chandler HiersDo you know what freedom means to me? Let me tell you. The first thing is to vote. My papa votes every year. You must be 18 years old to vote. You really have to think about your decision. To make this country better, you have to try to get the right president. My papa makes the right choice, though Im glad we get to vote. The next thing I think of freedom is to live in a good country. I like our country, we have plenty to eat. Im glad we have water too because we have to live. But guess what, we are allowed to go to church and anywhere we want. Im glad we get to go to church. That makes me a better person. God teaches me things every day. Im glad He is always by my side. He has the power to do anything. The last thing that freedom means to me is fair wages. We get to own a home and have a roof over our heads. I am glad we do have a roof over our heads. It is not safe not to have a roof over our heads. Also, we can own land because if we dont have land we would put our cows in our yard. Also, we can travel, I love traveling it is so fun and the best part about it is when you get there it is awesome! That is freedom to me. Chandler Hiers is a third-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Avery BradenFreedom is the right to talk in public. To have the ability to say what you would like to say when you like, to be able to choose your own actions. With the ability to choose who you become in your path of life. Today, we are here to let the veterans know how much we appreciate what they have done for our country. Thank you veterans for giving the United States of America freedom, and now you know what freedom means to me. Avery Braden is a thirdgrader at Romeo Elementary School.By Pedro HernandezFreedom: What is freedom? A lot of us dont really think of freedom because it has been given to us since we were born. It has taken many wars for us the Americans to enjoy our everyday lives. Many people have died. To me freedom means being able to speak your mind, being able to have a good education, not being a slave, and it improves our country and people. Thats what I think freedom means. Being able to speak your mind is something bigger than anything else. When you speak your mind, you have the freedom to choose your likes and dislikes. For example: you get to choose what life, job, house and car you drive. Just having the choice to live where you want to live is a great feeling. You can choose a tropical or cold place to live. By speaking your mind you, can also share your ideas and belief. Many countries dont care whether you go to school or not. My mom says that in her country some people dont ever get to go to school. By getting an education, you can better your life and get a good paying job. By having freedom to getting an education you can choose to go to school or not. By having freedom it improves our country and people. Why does freedom improve its country and people? It lets people have hopes and dreams. To live better, have more, make more, and become bigger than ever imagined! In Cuba people dont even own their home, any moment the government can come and take it, which is why, so many people from other countries come here to the United States. In conclusion, freedom means having the choice to have a better life, be able to express yourself, live your life the way you want to live it, and not be a slave to anyone. What is freedom? To me, its to live in my beautiful U.S.A.Pedro Hernandez is a fifth-grader at Romeo Elementary School.By Samantha ChamberlainMany people ask themselves what freedom means to them. To me, freedom means protection, a choice of a career and a free education. To me, protection is a major part of freedom. Knowing that you are safe from harm is a big relief. Also, the community helpers protect us, too. To know that the armed service men are protecting us makes me feel safe! Thats what protection means to me. Moreover, the choice of a career is very important. One day, I want to be a teacher. I want to teach kids how to read, write and do math. If I cant be a teacher, I want to be a horse rider. Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to ride a horse in a race. Also, a free education is important. In some countries, your parents have to pay for you to go to school. Luckily, we dont have to. I can learn math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Well, now you know what freedom means to me. Protection, a choice of a career, and a free education. Samantha Chamberlain is a fifth-grader at Romeo Elementary School. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 5 ROMEO ELEMENTARY FREEDOM ESSAY WINNERS JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsStudents in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote essays about What Freedom Means to You for the schools Veterans Day celebration. The following students essays were selected as the winners. The winners, who were each given the opportunity to read their essays Monday at the schools Veterans Day celebration, from left, are: Elizabeth Van Noy, first grade; Pedro Hernandez, fifth grade; Chandler Heirs, third grade; Samantha Chamberlain, fifth grade; and Avery Braden, third grade. Solution to puzzle on Page 7 NEWS NOTES 0 0 0 C W 5 L Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3KX www.riverlandnews.com Cleaning out your garage?

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Robert David Pallesen, 76Robert David Pallesen, 76, Ocala, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a manager in the automobile manufacturing industry and moved to Ocala in 1987 from Los Lunas, N.M. Robert was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam serving proudly for 23 years with The United States Marine Corps. He was a member of The American Legion Post No. 58 Dunnellon, The VFW and The Marine Corp Fleet Reserve. He enjoyed playing golf and accomplished two hole-in-ones, the first in Lamar, Colo., in October 1985, and on his 70th birthday in 2006 he achieved his second at Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon; roller skating, baseball (especially the Yankees), and caring for his horses; most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty; sons, Kevin (Josie) Pallesen, Houston, Texas, Robert D. (Iona) Pallesen Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., Keith (Beth) Pallesen, Mackay, Queensland, Australia; daughters, Laurie Pallesen, Dunnellon, Malulani Grantham, Fayetteville, N.C., Leilani (Ty) Letcher, St. Petersburg; sister, Betty Lynn, Orlando; 15 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. A Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon with Father Kevin MacGabhan, celebrant. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon. Inurnment will be 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell with full military honors provided by the Crystal River American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in the memory of Mr. Pallesen to The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Folds of Honor Foundation. 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055. Online condolences may be offered at roberts ofdunnellon.com. N ow that we have gotten past the recent elections, we can get back to life as normal. Of course, I am not sure what normal really means. One mans normal is another mans over the cliff. I am not quite sure I am normal and I fear bringing this query to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My fear is that she will tell me the truth. You know what we Americans think about the truth. There was a time when truth was a pretty stable thing. There were certain things that were absolute truth and no ifs, ands or buts about it. Those were the good old days. Nowadays truth is not as clear as it once was. What was true in the day, is now altogether a different matter. Being the simpleminded man that I am, it is very hard for me to keep up with all of this nonsense. I mean, after all, how do you know what is true if it changes all the time? I think if it is true, it is always true. That only beguiles my age. If truth is as slippery as some people are indicating, how do I know what is true today? It does not matter what was true yesterday. That was yesterday. Today is a new day and henceforth, what was true yesterday is not true today. To make matters even more confusing, what is true today will not be true tomorrow. I believe the reason I am getting bald on the top is that I am scratching my head too much lately. I cannot seem to make heads or tails out of all the nonsense transpiring today as truth. How do people keep up and know what is really true? If I plan to live quite a few more years, I am going to have to get a handle on this very thing. I am not quite sure where to go. Something has to be done so that I can figure out day by day what is really true. I shared my dilemma with my better half and as is usually the situation, she came up with a brilliant answer. Please, do not let her know I said that. She might get a big head and we cannot afford to buy a whole new set of hats. She simply said, Why dont you do what the politicians do? I did not quite know what she was getting at, so I inquired further. Silly, her pet name for Yours Truly, the politicians always take a poll before they decide on anything. It dawned on me like a morning in June. Of course. Whenever a politician wants to know what truth is flying on any given day, he reverts to taking a poll. Out of that poll, he can know what the truth is for that day. Amazing. I need to learn some lessons from todays politician. The first thing I need to understand from a politicians point of view is, What I am saying at the time is not necessarily what I mean. This is convenient and frees me up to say things I normally might put a check on. The checks in the mail and I now am free to say whatever is on my mind at the moment. The first thing I need to do is find out what is on the mind of the people I am talking to. Whatever is on their mind is exactly what is on my mind. This has such a freeing aspect to it. Another thing from a politicians viewpoint is, What I said yesterday doesnt count today. This also is from the polling machine. The amazing thing about most people is they do not remember what was said yesterday. A very poor politician reminds people of what they said yesterday. A politician needs to tell them what he is saying today. Because todays truth is todays truth. No need to worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will be reflected by tomorrows polling. This is very important because it reduces the necessity to use any sort of memory whatsoever. Because what I said yesterday does not really matter today. I do not have to remember what I said yesterday. If I want to know what I said yesterday, I need only take another poll today and that settles the matter. Perhaps the most important view from a politician is, Tomorrow may never come. I do not have to worry that what I am saying today will catch up with me tomorrow, for the simple reason tomorrow may never come. If it does come, so what. I will take a poll tomorrow to find out what I need to say tomorrow. I think there is something to this polling mechanism. I do not have to worry about anything; all I need to do is just take another poll. I know it may get a little confusing, but I clear up that confusion by taking another poll. It is always the last poll that really counts. Thankfully, when it comes to God, truth does not change from one day to the next. What is true today was true yesterday and will be true tomorrow. You can count on that. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8 KJV). I can always count on God being true to His Word because God never changes. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information Thou pollest too much, methinks OUT TO PASTOR Rev. James Snyder Truth or treating ... JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsPastor Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church hands out some goodies to Sherry Kennedy during the churchs inaugural Truth or Treat event. OBITUARY 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 000CNLP 000D1BG Using Godly Influence to Build the Kingdom First Baptist Church 20831 Powell Road Dunnellon, FL 34431 www.fbcdunnellon.com Phone: 352-489-2730 Fax: 352-465-7729 E-mail: fbcdunnellon@bellsouth.net 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 000CNLC MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 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 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. 000CHQO 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 000CNL2 Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000CNLV 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 000CNLY The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com Peace Lutheran Church 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 . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000CNLR 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 000CNM8 000D1K3 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Rite I 8:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Rite II 10:00 AM Healing Session 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service 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

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same ones and I would find myself wondering if the guy with the hook for hands really did exist. Thank goodness nothing ever got us. I did wake up one morning with my eye swollen shut. We never did figure it out, but we think a spider may have bitten me on the eyelid during the night. It stayed swollen that whole week, but it was cool because it was my camping injury. I wore it like a badge of honor. We always tried to stay awake all night. I think my brothers might have made it. I never did. But the most amazing thing is that we woke in the morning with no aches and pains, not bothered at all by the hard ground and cold damp air. Ahhh to be a kid again. I think every child needs to camp out in their backyard at least once in their lives. There is nothing like that experience. Of course back when we grew up, it was a much safer time and we never thought about anybody harming us. Oh except for the guy with the meat hooks on his arms. Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 7 Puzzle answers on Page 5 COMMUNITY NEWS Beth Israel will host benefit concertCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will present, From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard, and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Tickets are $10 per person and will benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For more information and tickets, call Sonia at 352-307-3662; Estelle at 352-861-2542; or Shirley at 352-873-6186. 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. JERSEY continued from page 4 BIG FALL SAVINGS at Ferris Groves In-Store Specials Fresh Pecans Amish Cheese Local Honey Home Grown Strawberries Homemade Pies Fudge FERRIS GROVES Call for FREE CATALOG or www.ferrisgroves.com Send Your Friends and Family a Gift of FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS! Invited out for Thanksgiving Dinner? Take along a FRESH FRUIT BASKET $ 1 00 OFF Small Bag of Citrus WITH COUPON Order before Dec. 1 and get 5% OFF! FERRIS BEEF Its only natural. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FLORAL CITY US HWY. 41 SOUTH Open Mon.-Dat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 12-5 Store: (352) 860-0366 Fax 726-2125 www.ferrisgroves.com 000D2EU 000D7FS 000D32U Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 H OLIDAY S PECIALS $ 15 Per Room 000D8H9 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY S h o p e a r l y f o r t h e b e s t g i f t s e l e c t i o n H a p p y T h a n k s g i v i n g Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000D7FQ

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Victor Chicas, Cross Country Victor Chicas qualified for the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships, which will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The senior, who won the District 2A-5 individual championship a week earlier, finished ninth with a time of 17:37. Jordon Boley, Football The senior signal-caller finished with three rushing touchdowns, two in the first quarter, on 11 carries for 55 yards as Dunnellons football team secured its 13th straight season with a .500 record or better as the Tigers knocked off Williston, 28-14. Jordon Boley Victor Chicas DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS R IVERLAND SPORTS 8 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 000CW5E Even though young people are allowed to hunt and fish in Florida without having to buy a license until they turn 16 years old, a change in the license system now makes it possible for youngsters to voluntarily purchase their licenses early and start contributing today toward conservation. Youths under 16 years of age can now purchase their very first annual freshwater, saltwater or hunting license, which will remain valid until their 17th birthday, no matter how young they are when they buy it. All three types of licenses are $17. Youths under 16 years of age will still have to complete the states hunter safety certification before taking advantage of this special license opportunity for hunting. The classes are free. Safety classes arent required for fishing licenses. Another opportunity for youths is the $100 Gold Sportsmans license, which authorizes the holder to take game and freshwater or saltwater fish and provides the deer, management area, archery season, muzzleloading season, crossbow season, turkey, waterfowl, snook and spiny lobster (crawfish) permit privileges. For every year that passes until a youth turns 17, the FWC will receive approximately $7 in matching federal funds, which will be used to preserve and manage the nearly 6 million acres of the states public-hunting, wildlife management area system and the states saltwater and freshwater fisheries. Go to MyFWC.com/Hunter Safety to learn when to register a child for a hunter safety class. The new hunting and fishing youth licenses can be purchased at all outlets that sell hunting and fishing licenses, such as county tax collectors offices. They also can be bought online at License.MyFWC.com. The youth license became available Oct. 2. Youths can opt to join agencys conservation team Pushing the limits Victor Chicas qualified for the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships, which will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The senior, who won the District 2A-5 individual championship a week earlier, finished ninth with a time of 17:37. This is the second consecutive year Chicas has qualified for the state meet as an individual and third straight season hell compete at the biggest meet of the prep season. Overall, Dunnellon placed 12th out of 14 teams with 298 points. Dunnellon finishers included: Kevin Hanson (20:30, 71st place), DAndre Munford (20:35, 73rd place), Jonathan Padilla (20:58, 80th place), Steven Shields (22:49, 90th place), Charles Cross (23:52, 95th place) and Travis Colston (24:02, 99th place). Licenses range in cost from $17 to $100 Special to the Riverland News BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Nov. 10: Congratulations: Stephanie Flory rolled a 300 Nov. 5 in the third game of the Monday Special league. Stephanie, 26, is the second youngest female to roll a sanctioned perfect game in Citrus County. Currently averaging 200, her first two games were 160 and 193, giving her a 653 series. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dalton Grudzas 293, 770; Todd Cridland 281, 775; Stephanie Flory 320; Pam Levert 287, 720; K.C. Cridland 743. Scratch: Sean Fugere 279, 722; Dalton Grudzas 278, 725; Todd Cridland 757; Stephanie Flory 300, 653; K.C. Cridland 247, 689. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: John Rando 265, 678; Peck Noland 241; Frank Shea 669; Pat Metcalfe 246; Dianna Kirk 240; Paula Weaver 675; Betty Noland 669. Scratch: Jeff Koch 237, 625; Larry Kirk 214, 573; Elaine Shea 181; Betty Noland 177, 486; Paula Weaver 489. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: John Marcucci 283, 726; Ernie Wiemann 235; Don Gonczi 649; Mary Skourn 256, 677; Helen Simonson 224; Barb Steffen 593; Joyce Cusimano 593. Scratch: John Marcucci 250, 627; Jerry Ness 224, 554; Mary Skourn 187, 470; June Williams 154; Barb Steffen 401. Late Starters: Handicap: Bob Biggs 264; Art Trebon 256, 651; Brian Young 676; Millie George 247; Kathy Hession 238, 659; Alice Clini 238; Marilyn Seymour 656. Scratch: Brian Young 237, 628; Bob Biggs 232; Ted Rafanan 596; Millie George 198; Peggy Murdock 191, 534; Kathy Hession 506. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jay Willet 302; Chuck Hindbaugh 296; Marvin Brigner 785; Larry Fritz 779. Scratch: John Saltmarsh 279, 733; Larry Fritz 264; Tim Lawrence 752. Womens Trio: Handicap: Monika Seeger 252, 665; Carolyn Woodward 240, 661. Scratch: Mary Briscoe 181, 487; Carolyn Woodward 179; Maggie Savarese 458. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Ken McNally 248; Bill Montross 244; Fred Yannotti 650; Diane Collier 229; Pat Stoner 227, 649; Gertie Messenger 632. Scratch: Bill Montross 204; Ken McNally 196; Alan Murray 506; Fred Yannotti 494; Barb McNally 185, 490; Pat Stoner 170, 478. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Chuck Hindbaugh 276; John Gilbert 273, 763; Scott Maier 729; Andrea Kish 260, 712; Judy Hindbaugh 259, 702. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 248, 611; Eddie Corbitt 225, 625; Judy Hindbaugh 193, 504; Lynda Morgan 178; Kathy Calcagni 487. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Robert Grooms 291, 763; Frank Reesby 276; Ted Rafanan 756; Debbe Chung 265; Arlene Heaton 264, 691; Susan Jones 715. Scratch: Ted Rafanan 235, 657; Frank Reesby 228; Wes Foley 585; Debbe Chung 204; Myla Wexler 189, 502; Lisa Morgan 482. Bowlers of the Week: K.C. Cridland, 89 pins over her average, and Todd Cridland, 118 pins over his average.Tigers topple Red Devils in season finale Every end starts a new beginning. So was the case for the Dunnellon High School football team as the Tigers capped their season with a 28-14 victory against Williston in its regular-season finale Friday at Ned Love Field. The boys played their heart out Friday, said Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, whose team finished the season at 5-5 as the Tigers finished with a .500 record or better for the 13th straight season. I believe we had control during the entire game. Dunnellon started with the ball and made its way down field. However, a penalty on third down pushed the Tigers back 15 yards forcing them to punt; however, they quickly retained possession when Dunnellons defense held the Red Devils in check. From the 23-yard line, senior quarterback Jordan Boley pushed his way through into the end zone as Shane Williams added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. On Willistons ensuing possession, senior Andre Jackson intercepted a Williston pass attempt, setting th Tigers up at the Red Devils 32-yard line. Once again, on firstand-5, Boley ran down the left sideline for his second touchdown, this time with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter. Williams added the extra point, giving the Tigers a 14-0 lead. When in doubt punt, said John Heisman, a former football, basketball and baseball coach. The second and third quarter proved this theory was correct as Dunnellon and Williston exchanged punts as neither teams offense could move the ball. As the fourth quarter set in, thats when the battle began. The Red Devils offense got a spark when quarterback Stephen Cochlin threw a 16-yard pass to Damien Strange with 11:52 remaining in the contest. Cochlin connected with Darren Washburn for the 2-point conversion to trim the Tigers lead to 14-8. Dunnellon answered with a pair of touchdowns to put the game out of reach. On first-and-10, Boley rushed up the middle for his third touchdown of the game with 8:17 remaining in the game. Williams PAT pushed the Tigers lead to 21-8. Then, after forcing Williston to punt, Boley handed off to Swoll on a third-and-5, giving Dunnellon its second fourthquarter touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the game. Williams extra point try was good, pushing the Tigers lead to 288. Boley finished with three rushing touchdowns on 11 carries for 55 yards, while co-senior Jvon Swoll led the Tigers with 159 yards on 28 rushes. With the game out of reach, Cochlin threw a 42-yard pass to Strange as the buzzer sounded. We turned the ball over a lot this game, Beasley said. We could always play better but our defense came in strong for the most part. It was a good season, we improved a lot. JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon Highs Alex Gonzalez, a state qualifier a year ago, performs a leg riding power half on Forests Malik Scruggs Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Tigers preseason quad-meet at Dunnellon. Tigers youth will lean on experience Youth will be a prevalent theme for the Dunnellon High School wrestling team this season. Despite the turn of five varsity lettermen from a year ago, the Tigers this season are young and lack numbers, said Dunnellon coach Jeff Farris, entering his seventh season at the helm of the wrestling program. Were young, again, said Farris, noting if Cole Fagan returns to the team in the next week itll give the Tigers six lettermen in the lineup. The lineup, though, will certainly be a small one for Dunnellon this season. Of the 14 weight classes, the Tigers will likely be unable to fill the positions at up to seven of them this season, a strike against Dunnellon in dual meet competitions, a fact not lost on the Tigers seasoned head coach. Its certainly tough to compete to against teams when youre already giving up that many points, Farris said, explaining a forfeit is worth six team points, the equivalent of a pin fall victory. Were going to experience some growing pains early in the season, thats for sure. Still, Farris expects his returns, led by 2012 state qualifier Alex Gonzalez to set the tone for the team in practices and competition. Gonzalez, who will wrestle in the 170pound division this season, will be joined in the varsity lineup by Jonathan Padilla, 120; Dustin Molina, 138; Matthew Franz, 182; and Josh Packard, 220. If Fagan returns, Farris said hell wrestle at 195 pounds. Five lettermen return to guide wrestling team See TIGERS page 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News

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I expect those guys to the team leaders, Farris explained. I expect them to really be the examples for our younger guys in practices, and show them how to improve and get it done. Farris said in years past, the team competed in the traditional oneto two-day bracket format tournaments in which wrestlers were only guaranteed two matches; however, the Tigers have gotten away from the more traditional tournaments, in favor of the larger two-day dual meet tournaments in which his wrestlers could compete as many as eight times. The only way our younger guys are going to get better is by being on the mat, Farris said. Thats why I really like these types of tournaments, theyre going to get the experience they need. Farris expects the younger grapplers to struggle in the early part of the season, but itll be imperative they keep a positive outlook. Its tough when youre losing, theres no doubt about that, he said. But you can learn a lot about winning by losing. So well continue to give them positive feedback and encourage them to stick it out. Dunnellon opens its regular season schedule Friday at the Weeki Wachee Invitational, a two-day, dual-team format tournament. Itll be a good test, and were going to have the chance to get a lot of matches in over those two days, Farris said. Games in her fathers homeland. She competed in three games while there, placing first in one and second in the other two. It was amazing, she said describing the atmosphere of competing in Scotland. It was my first time ever being there. It was cold, but all of the athletes really supported me. Just to be around the scenery was amazing. After all, its the motherland of the games. Gourlay said the biggest challenge was proving her mettle. Its hard to calm your nerves, being an American in Scotland, trying to beat the natives, she explained. You try to keep focused on what youre out there to try and accomplish. According to the website www.nasgaweb.com/get start.asp, many of the events Gourley often participates in include: Open Stone Put: Similar to the shot put, except a stone is used that weighs usually between 16 and 22 pounds. It is called open style because any style of putting is allowed, with the spin and glide styles being the most popular. The throwing area is a box 4 wide and 7 long. The thrower must keep one foot inside this area and not step over the back line or inside face of the trig or the throw is a foul. Braemar Stone Put: This stone put uses a heavier stone usually between 22 and 28 pounds and it must be put from a standing position. The same throwing area and fouls for the open stone apply. 28-pound Weight for Distance: The weight can be either block or spherical shaped with links and a handle. The overall length cannot exceed 18 inches. The weight is thrown with one hand in a throwing area 4. inches by 9 inches. The thrower must keep one foot inside this area and not step over the back line or inside face of the trig or the throw is a foul. The men use a 56pound weight. 22-pound Hammer Throw: The hammer has a lead or steel head with a bamboo or rattan handle affixed through a hole in the head. The overall length cannot exceed 50 inches. The athlete stands behind the trig with his back to the throwing area, winds the hammer around the head and releases over the shoulder. The athletes feet must remain in a fixed position until the hammer is released. Boots with blades attached to the front of them are usually worn to keep the feet on the ground and in a fixed position. 16-pound Hammer Throw: The hammer has a lead or steel head with a bamboo or rattan handle affixed through a hole in the head. The overall length cannot exceed 50 inches. The athlete stands behind the trig with his back to the throwing area, winds the hammer around the head and releases over the shoulder. The athletes feet must remain in a fixed position until the hammer is released. Boots with blades attached to the front of them are usually worn to keep the feet on the ground and in a fixed position. Men use a 22pound hammer. Caber Toss: The Caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end is slightly wider than the other. It can vary in length from 16 to 22 feet and weight between 45 and 100 pounds. The smaller end is rounded off so it will be easy to cup in the throwers hands. The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower hoists the caber up and cups the small end in his hands. They then take a short run with the caber and then stop and pull the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12 oclock position. A judge behind the thrower calls how close to the 12 oclock position the small end of the caber lands, 12 oclock being a perfect toss. If the caber is not turned, a side judge calls the degrees of the angle the caber makes with the ground. Sometimes a Challenge Caber is also used which is larger than the Games Caber. Sheaf Toss: The sheaf is 16 pounds for women or 20 pounds for men in a burlap or plastic bag stuffed with either chopped rope, straw or mulch. The sheaf is tossed over a cross bar with a pitch fork. Three attempts are allowed at each height. If the thrower misses all three tries at one height, then they are out of the competition. While in Scotland, Gourlay met Kenny Mayne, a long-time fixture on ESPNs Sports Center, who was touring part of Europe, filming segments for his show Wide World of Sports. Gourlay explained Mayne traveled to six countries and picked a different sport in each for the show, which, if she made the cut, is likely to air in the next couple of weeks on ESPN. He happened to be at the Ocala Scottland Games, she said, noting it was Ocala, Scotland, not Ocala, Fla. He did a little short interview with me, but I dont know if I made the cut. Im anxious to see it. Gourley said her longterm goal is earn a spot competing at the Womens World Championships, which is generally held in March in Arizona. Earning a coveted spot is often tricky and tough, Gourley said. Typically, the top 10 to 12 women in the world are selected, but it usually depends on how well you throw, she explained. A year ago, she was 13th, having narrowly missed the cut. Only the scores entered into the national database count toward your ranking. Prior to competing in her final event of the year, Nov. 9 to 11, in Gulfport, Miss., Gourley was ranked 15th out of 260 woman worldwide. 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10 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsGabey Bass, left, her mother, Laura, and brother, Michael Jr., make their way through the Historic District during the Chamber s annual Halloween event. ABOVE: Three-year-old Robbie Pennullar lets out a shout of excitement as Madelyne Williams, 4, looks on during a break in the action. BELOW: Michael Livingston prepares for the magic of the evening while dressed as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter books and movie series. ABOVE: Jessica Oglesby admires 5-month-old Jackson Crowe as his mother, Autumn Rhodes, holds on to her monkey during the annual Trail of Treaters. LEFT: Anthony Nixon carries his 11-month-old son, Geno, during the Chamber of Commerces annual Trail of Treaters. BELOW: Maggie Jarman shouts in excitement at the next business passing out treats as shes carried along by King Kong, or more likely her father, Bryan.

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regime of a command and control economy. Again from Obama, there is no real plan just rhetoric. If you voted for Obama, what is his plan? President Obama has basically followed the vilified G.W. Bush foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. His Arab spring policy and Libya cover-up shows the true competency level of his administration. If you think Hillary Clinton will become president, wait until her foreign policy programs are reviewed and analyzed. The Libya coverup and the terrible decisionmaking that led to four Americans killed will be eventually revealed. Israel is, and should be, worried. Iran will get a nuclear weapon eventually. We are perceived in the region as weak in purpose and resolve. Former President Clinton wagged his finger and told us to trust Obama. This is the same finger he wagged at us and told us he did not have sex with that woman. Trust Clinton like his wife repeatedly did, it was just self-serving obvious politics at the expense of the nation. I could go on, but my contention is the majority of Obama voters voted not about issues and for the common good, but for narrow personal individual concerns. This nation was founded for the common good through individual efforts that supported the government, not a government that supports the people. Honestly, I do not believe the majority of voters explore or truly know the germane issues of governing choices. If you voted for Obama, do you truly answer the following basics? What is his plan to fix our annual deficit and the national debt? Hint he had none. Trade inbalance policy and relationship with China. Who knows. Longand short-term energy policy? Will Obamacare be given to illegal aliens who have anchor babies? True cost and implementing Obamacare? Plan to fix Social Security, broke in 2033, Medicare/Medicaid. What are his plans? Controlling Wall Street and the six big banks, not even on the radar. Just talk. Why are we embracing the failed social, political, moral and medical policies of Western Europe. Actually, the middle class is the loser in this election. That is the sector that is disappearing from America and Obama policies will hasten that with socialist sharing of resources regardless of effort or achievement. You can tax the rich at 100 percent and still be 85 percent short of needed money to balance the budget. Money has to come from someone else or massive cuts are needed. The fading middle class is the loser in this election and Obama policies will hasten the demise with the socialist sharing of resources regardless of effort or achievement. From a great world super power that gave the world the concept of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, we have descended into a country ruled by shortterm, petty and identity block voting patterns. Historically, the uneducated voting public of Rome elected Julius Caesar emperor-dictator because he gave free bread, running water and entertainment. We call them entitlements now, but its the same concept. Without a strong, traditional, morally based, upward mobile middle class who honor hard work, achievement and self sacrifice, America cannot be successful. Very simply, who will put the money in the treasury coffers when there are no worker/payers, only takers of revenue? Obama believes the government can grow the economy, we will see. I am thankful I lived in an America that rewarded hard work, honored traditional moral values and gave us the greatest nation in history. America is the only country in history that had a civil war to free a minority racial group for moral and religious reasons alone. American was a country that eventually, through legal non-violent means, gave women, minorities, the economic disadvantaged and everyone, a chance to join the American dream. America in the 20th century defended freedom, was compassionate in victory and was honorable in dealings with the world. All of this was accomplished by a bloodless revolution every election cycle at the voting booth. We now have a new voting coalition that controls the national political system. I suspect that when the liberal and politically correct leaders realize that God Bless America is a prayer, not a statement, it will recede from use. I would be untruthful if I closed by saying I have confidence in the American citizens ability to change course and restore America. I do not honestly have that belief or see any evidence of success for the foreseeable future and perhaps forever. This was a national change in governing and fundamental government policy. The very ethos of this country has changed, I believe in a negative way. We will not return to the bedrock of beliefs that produced the great nation of America. I truly wish I believed different. Steve Swett is an 18-year resident of Rainbow Springs and former Dunnellon Postmaster. is moving almost a $1.5 million of profit out of the water and sewer fund to cover Greenlight debt payments. Predicting this last December had to have been the easiest prognostication ever. Is anyone surprised that the sorely needed water and sewer capital projects are not being funded with the profits generated by the rate structure? Is anyone surprised that Dunnellons announced projection of profits of $250,000 per year is somewhat less that the $2 million actually generated in only nine or 10 months? We are paying a steep price for the failure of the Florida legislature to include government entities in its utility regulation statutes. No privately owned utility in Florida could get away with this kind of fleecing. Ted AppleRainbow Springs Poor GOP has many reasons to feel badWow. I never thought that I would have sympathy for the GOP, but how can one not feel for those poor folks? Just think about it: Poor Rush Limbaugh being so confused as why all of those Feminazis would not vote Republican, because they could not understand the GOP outreach program. Poor Karl Rove having his favorite TV network tell him that they will not listen to him as he attempts to make up numbers regarding Ohio, and this on live TV. Poor Gov. Mitt Romney, just cant understand why 71 percent of Latinos voted against him even though self-deportation is such a good idea. Poor, again, Karl Rove who is now faced with the unenviable task of explaining to his PAC investors as to why he spent more than $300 million of their money with no tangible results. Poor, again, Gov. Romney deserted by more than half of the women voters who obviously misunderstood the positive side of his partys desire to force women to have transvaginal ultrasounds or why pregnancies due to rape are Gods will or why women should not expect equal pay for equal work. Poor, again, Karl Rove who says that President Obama was lucky that three days of Sandy undid 18 months of GOP campaigning (since Sandy killed more than 100 people, caused more than $50 billion in damage and destroyed thousands of homes, this makes one wonder about Karl Roves definition of lucky). Poor, again, Gov. Romney, who had the majority of young people vote against him even though it is selfish of them to expect any assistance from the government in keeping college loan expenses reasonable and who failed to understand the wisdom of his excellent advice to borrow money from their parents to start a business since, presumably, the parents would charge a smaller interest rate than the bank. Poor Gov. Rick Scott who has spent so much time, money and energy trying to suppress Democratic voters that he forgot that he still must find a way to actually count the votes that are cast Yes, it is difficult to not feel sorry for the GOP especially since the most conservative segments of the party have come to understand some of the corrections that must be made, such as softening the method of delivering their messages on immigration, womens healthcare and financial rights (without altering the actual positions) or running even more conservative candidates in the future. Poor misunderstood, misogynistic, outdated, out-of-touch GOP Robert BoattiniDunnellon Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 11 LE TT E R S continued from page 4 GUES T continued from page 4 000D5U1 000D32V T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. 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R IVERLAND EDUCATION 12 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Superintendent-elect shuffles personnel Superintendent-elect George Tomyn announces the first appointments to his executive staff, less than two days after winning Marion Countys top educator title. Tomyn and two new school board members take their oaths of office at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. The following administrative appointments take effect Monday, Nov. 26: Rick Lankford, current Vanguard High School principal, becomes deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Cindy Repp, currently the assistant principal for curriculum at Vanguard, becomes the interim principal at Vanguard. Dr. Diana Greene, the current deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, moves to Fessenden Elementary as principal. Dr. Anna DeWese moves from principal at Fessenden to the district to join K-12 Academic Services, a combined department merging the Curriculum and Staff Development areas. Chester Gregory moves from Forest High School principal to deputy superintendent of operations. Wally Wagoner, the current deputy superintendent of operations, moves to an administratoron-assignment position within the district. Brent Carson transfers to Forest High School as principal from his current principal position at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Chris Sandy, currently the executive director of elementary education, becomes principal at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Lisa Krysalka becomes executive director of human resources, transferring from principal at Belleview Middle. Philip Leppert, the current executive director of human resources, moves to an administrator-on-assignment position within the district. David Ellers, the current executive director of secondary education, becomes principal at Belleview Middle. EDUCATION BRIEFS DHS Kiddie World has openings Are you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $10 a week. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745. Harmony Preschool registrations accepted Harmony Preschool continues to welcome students for their Infant Class (6 months to 23 months) and 2to 4-yearold class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. Highway 40, the preschool is housed in the Education Building of the First United Methodist Church, or call 489-9552. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For more information, call 489-5954. U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv. org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2012-13 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. HONOR ROLL Dunnellon Middle School First Quarter Honor Roll A Students: Sixth Grade: Yisiara Aguirre. Seventh Grade: Chandler Neal and Trevor Vonseggern. Eighth Grade: Breanna Bergeron, Hunter Day, Edyzbelly Flores, Alec Gonzalez, Luis Gutierrez, Joseph Maisevich, Shelby Meyers, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Alexis Shutt, Kristen Starr and Taylor Turner. A/B Students Sixth Grade: Zachary Alizna, Britney Baccili, Christopher Bell, Mandy Bernstein, Melanie Brenwald, Dustin Burchfield, Anahi CalvoWences, Kaylynne Cannon, Riley Catherwood, Jeramie Crisello, Brian Daniel, Amber Dudley, Lauren Ford, Justin Fowler, Luis Franco, Idette Garcia Hernandez, Deanna Gibbs, Matalyn Gibbs, Kameron Grossi, Steven Haines, Noah Hilliard, Raquelle Irizarry, Tiana Joyner, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Madisyn Leeds, Angelica Lemus, Sayra Loya, Ishana Maharaj, Kayla McClure, Jon Mims, Jorge Moreno, Rebeca Munoz, Conner Neal, Nisa Nombrano, Beatrice Ortega, Arelin Padilla-Ramos, Cielo Palomo Melendez, Michael Pascarella, Biridiana Perez-Sanchez, Erin Robinson, Gisselle Rodriguez Duran, Haley Romine, Luz Sanchez-Sotelo, Caleb Schroeder, Mason Sereda, Caroline Shank, Randall Sinflorant, Sadee Stephens, Jonathan Suazo, London Sweat, Grace Thompson, Kendal Waldrop, Lilian Watson and Aleah Whitley. Seventh Grade: Michael Auld, Elizabeth Centeno, Carly Chinner, Diana Davila, Ashley Dunne, Eduardo Escalante, Gabriel Felix, Daisy Franco, Kayla Gandy, Anna Giliberti, Jacob Hicks, Lydia Hill, Catlynn Kitzmiller, Kirsetn Ladeau, Darby Langworthy, Jacob LeBlanc, Brandon Martin, Emily Newsom, Heather Noll, Olivia Peterson, Russell Quick, Lindsay Reddick, Camilla Riveros, Danielle Rodriguez, Deborah Rodriguez, Chantal Ruiz, Michael Santiago, Kaylah Starks and Emily Weaver. Eighth Grade: Tiana Banda, Megan Barde, Dalton Beach, Haley Below, Ariel Benjamin, Savannah Bond, Kenneth Boone, Breckell Bowman, Breann Brackett, Hannah Chung, Katelin Cortese, Connor Denmark, Daisy Dutkiewicz, Brianna Florvilus, Madison Gamble, Tyrone Gates, William Gaunt, Vanessa Gonzalez, Raymond Grossi, Megan Howard, Danielle Hughes, Cheyenne Ingalls, River Irwin, Shawn Jackson, Tyler LaMon, Jennifer Macedo Jaramillo, Anastasia Mazzurco, Hunter Miller, Matthew Mills, Yareli Murillo Ruvira, Isabella Pierro, Natasha Pierro, Taylor Powell, Kenia Rodriguez-Leanos, Carlos Romero, Liset Romo, Samantha Stewart, Emma Sylvester, Madelyn Troutman, Hanna Warren, Naomi Watson, Dominique White, Brianna Williams, Angelique Willis and Cheyenne Youngblood. Tomyn takes office Tuesday, Nov. 20 Special to the Riverland News Students get creative at CREATE event DAKOTA GORDON/For the Riverland News ABOVE: DHS senior Stevie White talks about her artwork Nov. 10 to videographer Erica Presson during the CREATE Fine Arts competition. Whites work included a clay piece, a painting and a photo. RIGHT: DHS senior Ariel Buchko performs a bellydance during the November 10 CREATE competition at the Marion County Public Library. BELOW: DHS freshman Brianna Bologna and her brother, senior Nick Rodriguez, dance in the talent portion of the Marion County Public Librarys CREATE competition on Nov. 10. The duo won the talent show and $200. Photos by STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland News Parent/Teacher conferences key in childs progress More than likely, you will have at least one parent conference this school year regarding your childs strengths and weaknesses at school. In order to prepare for a parent/teacher conference, ask yourself some questions before the conference. What does your child say about his/her school experience? Is your child doing the assigned homework? Does your child return it to school? Does your child bring home notes, newsletters and bulletins from school? Do you have any concerns about your childs progress? By thinking ahead, you will be prepared to make the most of this important opportunity to communicate with your childs teacher.Holiday shopping?Heres a great way to win $10,000 for your school. Participate in Sweetbays Support Local Schools program now through Dec. 4 by purchasing participating products from their stores and earn cash for the school at the register. For every three products you buy, you can earn two school dollars, and every six products equals four school dollars. Turn in the school dollar coupons you collect to your school. The schools with the most dollars collected will win extra cash for their school. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 Family Game Night. Nov. 20 Wear your Pajamas Day, $1 donation to United Way. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27 PTO meeting in the Media Center. Jane Ashman Romeo Principal Dunnellon Middle bands to perform at Victorian Holiday T he Dunnellon Middle School Symphonic and Beginning Bands will present their musical talents under the direction of Miss Kristina Roblow, DMS Band Director, to the town of Dunnellon from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, along with other musicians at the Victorian Holiday Event in Dunnellons Historical District. Both bands will play at various times throughout the evening as we welcome the holiday season with the magic of music. Please come out and enjoy the melodious renditions of classic favorites. The FFA Food Science, Par-Pro Practice, and Tool Identification participants will meet from 3:40 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, for practice with Mr. Dettloff, Agriculture instructor, in the Ag Room. Parents please pick-up your students no later than 5 p.m. after practice. There will be no school for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23. Dunnellon Middle School will resume classes Monday, Nov. 26. We would like to take a Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE See MIDDLE page 13

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Romeo Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll Third Grade All As: Andrea Abbott, Dylan Evans, Delaney LaMon, Gissell Cardoso-Leanos, Chandler Hiers, Peter Reich, Madelyn Marinacci, Jasmine Torres Cadence McNelly, Cynthia Saldana, Anaya Ferrell, Caleb Beville, Natalie Carter, Hailey Grossi and Bethany Vaughn. A/B: Megan MillsAjello, Cory Turner, Aisling Chico Garcia, Vicktoria Hughes, Anibal Munoz, Michelle Villagran, Josue Alvarado, Alejandra Desiderio-Ramirez, Victor Martinez, Hannah Romine, Joshua Slemp, Katelyn Thigpen, Cyrous Thornton, Darrien Decker, Thomas DeLibro, Kasey Lemanski, Megan MillsAjello, Victoria Peterson, Jordan Vining, Emilie Mason, Sully Anderson, Kennedy Brown, Alexis Hiers, Kasey Lemanski and Kayla Messer. Fourth Grade All As: Joseph Santiago, Cesar Hernandez, Erick Romero Lopez, Erik Garratt, Chad Holland, Calista Neal, Eli Watson, Sabastian Chapman and Ashleigh Palmer. A/B: Alexis Appleby, Autumn Chervenack, Roman Gonzalez, Kayla Smith, Manny Betancourt, Rhett Bradham, Jonas Duncan, Aaron LeBlanc, Gabriel Martinez, Preston Tyler Mills, Michael Obear, Bridgett Strong, Billie Weidman, Mischief Carver, Jacqueline Enriquez, Elias Erickson, Britney Gomez, Bayleigh Johnson, Jacqueline Jurado, Joseph Pimental, Onesti Ryan, Angel Sagastume-Herrera, Brandon Sherboneau, Madison Bauer, Melody Dunne, Jacqueline Lemanski, Aaron Jaramillo-Ropp, Joshua Spitznogle, Sam Wryals, Avery Braden, Heavenly Bowman, Samantha Carnecchia, Jade Deonath, Chase Parsons, Tyler Piller, Nicholas Place, Madison Thigpin, Nick Trujillo-Munoz, Antonio Villagran, Lea Weatherford, Jhony Castro, Teegan Eversole, Morgan Heil, Kevin Lopez, Joey Piorkowski, Michael Rey, Gabby Rico-Davidson and Skylar Schubert. Fifth Grade All As: Faith McNelly, Lily Cabrera, Madison Collins, Diana Hernandez, Sandro Munoz, Samantha Bagdanovich, Keziah Crespo and Cassandra Damien. A/B: Austin Bischof, Charisse Brown, Samantha Chamberlain, Anthony Clark, Autumn Crouch, Wayna Epps, Quincy Jones, Madison Miguel, Phillip Morgan, Sherell Outar, Gabriel Rodriguez, Parker Whitmore, Katelynn Clarke, Barry Duncan, Pedro Hernandez, Joselin Hernandez, Alianna Lacombe, Javier Torres, Meg-Riley Wilson, Holland Dufour, Isabella Gerrard, Orion Gonzales, Natalee Horton, Anahi Martinez Jurado, Sol Palomo Melendrez, Michael Perine, Kenneth Richardson, Gabriel Washburn, Kaycee Youngblood, Melisa Aguirre, Anthony Bauer, Hunter Cook, Victor Davila, Nicol De La Paz Hernandez, Gabrielle Munro, James Ninness, Dalton Watson, Ally Baillargeon, Joseph Brewster, Tiffany Clarke, Haley Ladeau, Xavier Long and Samson Shepard. minute to wish our students, parents, DMS staff, and the Dunnellon Middle School community a very Happy Thanksgiving. Benchmark testing will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday and we ask our parents to ensure your child has received a good nights rest, enjoyed a well-balanced breakfast, and arrives at school on time for the day. Thank you. Dunnellon Middle School will host a Boy Scouts meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the DMS Caf for any student that may be interested in joining the Boy Scouts. Coming Thursday, Nov. 29, will be the last parent meeting before the eighth-grade students depart for the Washington, D.C., trip. Parents are requested to bring any medicine your child will require while on the trip. If you have any questions, call either Dean Thomas or Mr. Jones at 465-6720. Please dont forget to save your Box Tops for Education for us. Please drop yours at either Building No. 1 or Building No. 10. We thank you and appreciate all the Box Tops that have been dropped off so far this year, they really help. 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The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of the above Resolution for recommendation to the City Council in regards to a request for a Rezoning from the Dunnellon City Zoning Code, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.3 of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances. Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:30 p.m. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 0 0 0 D 6 T Z 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 000D8X6 Lic #MM21133 y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a y o u T o e p i a D a y S p a yo u T oepia Day Spa E r a s e t h e Erase the s i n s o f s u m m e r w i t h o u r h y d r a t i n g b o d y w r a p sins of summer with our hydrating body wrap a n d r e c e i v e a f r e e m a n i c u r e and receive a free manicure Expires December 31, 2012 489-2100 HONOR ROLL Words of Wisdom Special to the Riverland NewsQuiet on the Set! Dunnellon Middle School Principal Delbert Smallridge rehearses his script while the video crew checks audio levels. The students have been working with Smallridge, producing Words of Wisdom, short video packages, stressing good character and respect. The Words of Wisdom videos air on the schools morning broadcast. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsCarla Mullins, left, third-grade teacher and the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at Romeo Elementary School, students Summer Cross, Thalia Mercado-Ort, Kayla DeBord and Mrs. Diane Lawson, Exceptional Student Education Teacher, place their hands over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance as the school honored veterans Monday during its Veterans Day Celebration ceremony at the school. Students in all grade levels sang patriotic songs while students who won a schoolwide essay contest shared their winning essays with the crowd. ABOVE: Four-year-old Evie Norcross gets a birds eye view of the celebration while sitting on top of her dads, Steven, shoulders at the Veterans Day Celebration. BELOW: Sherri Feagin comforts her 16-month-old daughter, Naomi Beville, prior to the start of the event Monday at Romeo Elementary School. ABOVE: Romeo Elementary School first-graders, from left, Anicka Tarrant, Lillian Gary, Amelia Clifton, Akiah Braden and Caleb Falls, smile and point while singing a patriotic song during the Veterans Day Celebration. LEFT: Members of the Boy Scouts salute the flag during the singing of the national anthem. BELOW: Sondra Collins, music teacher at Romeo Elementary School, directs students during one of the many songs they performed.

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would be donation jars set up at businesses throughout the Historic District for those willing to make a donation to those groups. This is a community that loves to give back, she explained. We wanted to be a part of that. The Victorian Holiday is one of many events that will allow residents to celebrate Christmas in style in the coming weeks. The other events include: Light Up Dunnellon, the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive. The event will include a host of local choirs singing holiday music, refreshments provided by local businesses and an appearance by Santa Claus. For more information, call 465-8500. The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerces annual Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. This years theme is Whimzy Christmas. Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 7. Commercial business entry is $25 for chamber members; $50 for non-Chamber members; and $10 for nonprofit groups. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the parade, including the line-up. For more information, contact Ariel, parade coordinator, at 352-229-4606, or email dunnellonxmasparade2012@gmail.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow and Light Show will be Dec. 14 to 16 and Dec. 21 to 23 with lights only Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $1. Annual passes are not accepted. Children 5 and younger are free. The Friends of the Rainbow Springs State Park is in need of volunteers to help assemble all that needs to be done and to act as elves. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Nicky Aiken, park services specialist, at 465-8555 or email Nicky. 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SEASON continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) to meet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at the West Marion Medical Building, Room 240 for its annual Christmas Party. The charity will be the Salvation Army of both Citrus and Marion counties. A cash donation is requested. RNs wishing to attend should call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Tuesday, Nov. 27.AARP Driver Safety Class scheduledAn 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. If youre a veteran, a spouse, a widow or widower, the class is free by filling out a short form. The course which has no pass/fail test will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28, at Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse. Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call 489-1574. RRC to host annual meeting Dec. 1Rainbow River Conservation Inc. will host its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Rainbow Rivers Club. Guest speakers include Mary Szafraniec, a research scientist at SWFWMD, who will discuss her work on Tracking Ecological Change in the Rainbow River; Dr. Holland, a professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, and Ms. Croteau, a Ph.D. student from the University of Florida, will review their one-year study about the Impact of Recreation Activity on the Rainbow River. President Burt Eno will also provide an overview of RRC activities and accomplishments of the past year. For more information, visit www.rainbowriver conservation.com. PENN STATION GRILL 20583 W. 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16 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Whataspread! Think About DrinksOne way to keep it simple is to settle on a house drink for your brunch buffet, such as a Poinsettia Cocktail made with one part cranberryjuice andonepartGrandMarniertofourpartsprosecco.For the nonalcoholic version, combine the juice with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda. FAMILY FEATURES A holiday celebration at home should be as much fun for the hosts as for friends and family. With a little advance planning, the goal of effortless entertaining is suddenly within reach. First, make it brunch, typically lighter and simpler to prepare than dinner. Buffet style is another smart choice just arrange the dishes on pretty holiday linens and invite guests to serve themselves. Half of the work is done when you go with full-flavored imported Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Montasio, and air-cured hams like Prosciutto di Parma and Prosciutto di San Daniele. As PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products, they belong to a special group of high-quality European foods that can be made only in specific geographical regions. Four dishes that add up to a no-stress brunch buffet: A frittata with the deeply savory flavors of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Its equally delicious warm or at room temperature, which ever is more convenient. Thumbprint biscuits featuring melted Montasio cheese in the indenta tions on top a clever touch for biscuits made with ready-made dough. Another brilliant two-ingredient recipe consists of eggs baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele cups. They are crisp, creamy and irresistible. Festive garnishes for a salad of deep green kale leaves, tossed with orange vinaigrette, include Grana Padano shards, pears and pine nuts. For more information on the PDO system and holiday recipes using these legendary cheeses and hams, visit www.legendsfromeurope.com.Montasio Cheese Thumbprint Biscuits Yield: 8 biscuits 1 package store bought ready-made biscuit dough 1 cup coarsely grated Montasio cheese Preheat oven to 400F. Separate biscuits onto a parchment lined or lightly greased baking sheet. With your thumb, press into center of each biscuit to form a small well. Fill each well with 2 tablespoons of the grated Montasio. Bake until tops are golden, about 8 minutes. Serve immediately.Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano Frittata Yield: 4 to 6 portions 8 large eggs 1/2 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 ounces thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma, torn into 1-inch pieces 6 scallions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup (2 ounces) coarsely grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk with an electric beater until frothy; add pepper. Stir in the Prosciutto di Parma, scallions and cheese. Heat oil in an 8-inch oven proof skillet; add egg mixture and cook over medium heat until edges are set, about 8 to 10 min utes. Place in oven and bake until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Eggs Baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele CupsYield: 12 portions 12 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele 12 large eggs Preheat oven to 400F. Fold one slice of Prosciutto di San Daniele in half crosswise to make a rectangle. Fit into a muffin cup. Crack egg into lined cup. Repeat with remaining ham and eggs. Bake 10 to 12 minutes to desired doneness. Kale Salad with Grana Padano and Citrus DressingYield: 5 cups 1/2 pound kale 1 large Anjou or Bartlett pear, sliced 1/2 cup Grana Padano shards 1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine or balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Remove ribs from kale and cut into 1-inch ribbons; place in a large salad bowl. Add pear, cheese and nuts. Whisk together orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss. Eggs Baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele Cups and Kale Salad with Grana Padano and Citrus Dressing

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Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 17 Fun and GAMES advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise Advertise Here Call Pete for details 352-212-2851 0 0 0 B U 0 G

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Effective Nov. 19, the Ocala Social Security office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, a reduction of 30 minutes each day. Additionally, beginning Jan. 2, the office will close at noon Wednesdays. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the ublic as it has done in the past. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number 800772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number 800-325-0778. State park in need of volunteersRainbow Springs State Park is currently seeking volunteers interested in a high-paced volunteer position that will assist Visitors and the Park. If you think you would like to start training to become a Volunteer Toll Booth Attendant, or other various positions, contact Nicky Aiken at Nicky.Aiken@dep.state.f l.us or call 465-8539. This job requires volunteers to work on a schedule that can be flexible, take toll collections, run a register, assist with phone calls and reservations, listen and respond to radio communications, answer basic Visitor questions, and have a positive attitude. Toll Booth Attendant Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of four hours and must be in uniform. The Toll Booth is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Concession Stand at Rainbow Springs State Park, run by the Friends of Rainbow Springs and volunteers, is in need of volunteers, especially on weekends. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor fourhour shifts. Volunteers will need to fill out a Volunteer Applications. If interested contact Joe at 522-0396 and make sure to leave your name and number. S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or e-mail randolphcampbell@bell south.net. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique.Boys & Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys & Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. DCF seeks volunteers for programThe Department of Children and Families in your community has been awarded a Food Stamp Participation Grant. DCF is looking for committed volunteers with computer experience to help our food stamp customers navigate the online application process. For more information, call Nora Larsen at (352) 330-5517 or e-mail Nora_Larsen@dcf.state. fl.us. Friends of the Library book store open The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements.For more information, call the library at 438-4520. 18 Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. 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CALL CENTURAINSTITUTE (877) 206-6559 Todays New Ads Dunnellon Saturday Nov 17 8a-1p 7280 sw 204 av Rainbow Acres Multi Family Sale housewares,garden,clothe s,tools etc Announcements Bring your certified artwork to be considered for Art Auction consignment. November 17 & 18. Noon to 5pm at Baterbys Art Gallery. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL32819. Call (866)537-1013 or visit www.Baterbys.com for more information. Medical Medical Careers begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-203-3179 www .CenturaOnline.com Dunnellon Sat & Sun 8a-3p (gate opens only at 8, no previews) HUGE Garage Sale, xmas decor, hsehld items, furn., you wont want to miss this sale! 17740 W Hwy 328 Call 352-489-2731 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN COMMUNITY NEWS Community Thrift Shop donates to local food pantries Photos by Joann McCulloughLadies of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop met with representatives of two local food pantries Oct. 24 to present $1,000 checks to assist them in feeding needy families in the Dunnellon area. ABOVE: Elaine Huett, left, and Marie Ponder, Thrift Shop volunteers, present Dale Meehan, Blue Cove Holy Faith Espiscopal Churchs food pantry coordinator, with donation check. BELOW: Marie Ponder, left, and Anita Peloquin and Elaine Huett, far right, Thrift Shop volunteers, present Walter Fleck, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community Churchs food pantry coordinator, with a check. Ocala Social Security Office changes hours Special to the Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, November 15, 2012 19 000CYWV *0% W.A.C. All leases with $2,399 Cash Cap Reduction, 36 Mos, 12k Per Year, All Offers While Supplie s Last. 352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY 32 MPG 2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA $ 5000 OFF Remaining 2012s In Stock EXTENDED CAB 54 MPG 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS 2013 TOYOTA Auto Trans, PW, PL, CD T130050 $ 14,995 or LEASE for $ 159 MSRP $17,800 CLEARANCE SAVINGS 2,805 36 MPG COROLLA 0% for 60 mos. or Lease for $ 219 mo. 0% for 48 mos. or Lease for $ 189 mo. 0% for 60 mos. or 2012 TOYOTATHON CLOSEOUT! 2012 CAR OF THE YEAR BEST GREEN CAR Meeting Notices 319-1115 RIV 11/28 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization will be facilitating the Administrative 313-1108 RIVEstate of: Gimakas, Robert Case No. 2012 CP 1593 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-1593 Division: F IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. GIMAKAS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of ROBERT J. GIMAKAS, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-1593, by the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475; that the decedents date of death was July 29, 2012; that the total value of the estate is approximately $70,705 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: George Johnson 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 Gail Johnson 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 November 1, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ George E Johnson, Jr. 139 Nelson Drive, Childersburg, AL 35044 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lorenzo Ramunno Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 November 1 & 8 & 15, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. November 15, 2012 316-1115 RIV 11/30 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) Lien Notices on 11/30/2012, 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. 1990 FORD VIN # 1FACP52U5LA146307 2003 FORD VIN # 1FTRW07L53KB19158 November 15, 2012 Lien Notices 315-1115 RIV 12/10 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 2024 NW 57th St., Ocala, FL 34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date:12/10/2012 9AM 2001 FORD ESCAPE VIN 1FMYU01B21KB93177 November 15, 2012 317-1115 RIV 12/7 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/7/2012, 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 Lien Notices right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 PLYMOUTH VIN # 1P4GP44G9WB537130 2002 DODGE VIN # 2B7HB11X72K137436 November 15, 2012 318-115 RIV 11/27 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/27/2012, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2GCDC14D1D1168560 1983 CHEVROLET November 15, 2012 Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name 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 Accepted 1. 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 000D45J Cars TOYOTA2004, Avalon XLS 80K miles Xtra Clean $10,700. Call (352) 302-3704 TOYOTA2004, Camry XLE V6, 42K miles One Owner $11,700. Call (352) 422-0360 TOYOTA2007, Pruis, 91K miles, Super Clean with warranty $10,300. Call 352-978-3571 Trucks TOYOTA2005, Tacoma Reg. Cab 5 speed, Bed Topper $8,800Call 352-422-0360 Sport/Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET 2008 Tahoe LTZ, 34,600 miles, black, leather, 4X4, DVD, navigation, warranty, excellent condition, $11400, awan@netscape.com Vans FORD 2011, Econoline E350 XLT, 12 Passenger Van 40K miles $16,995 Call 352-302-3704 Handyman ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 call AJ Cars ACURA 2007, RL, Navigation NICE, Black on Black $14,800 Call 352-978-3571 AUDI 2001 A4, Quatro AWD 83K miles, MUST SEE!! $7,200 (352) 628-5100 HONDA 2004 Element, 186K miles, EX, Automatic $5,200 Call (352) 978-3571 SUZUKI 2007 Forenza, Clean, Only 52K miles $6,500. Call 352-302-3704 TOYOTA1999 Camry LE, Only 62K miles, $5,995.. Call 352-422-0306 TOYOTA2004 Camry XLE, V6, 42K miles, One Owner $11,700. Call 352-476-6059 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates ABSOLUTE AUCTION 79+/-Bank Owned Assets in GA, NC, TN Nov. 27 @ 6pm, Lithia Springs, GA. Nov. 28 @ 6pm, Ellijay, GA. Online & Live Bidding. GAL AU-Co002594, NCAL8935, TN5733 RowellAuctions.com (800)323-8388 Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready, 2/2/2, Private lot 352-746-0002 Dunnellon Dunnellon Two homes + Work Shop, Rent with option to buy 1st, last, $100 sec. 20980 Powell Road (352) 486-4731 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS November 15 Preview: 12pm 2 ESTATE ADVENTURE AUCTION Session #1 3pm Outside fun & exciting box lots, equipment-toolspatio furniture & more Session #2 6pm Furniture, household, tools, new items & collectibles, jewelry 07 Prius -84Cadillac, 1988 Pursuit 2550 w/ Yamaha V250. November 16 Preview: 3pm Auction: 5pm LIVE & ONLINE Fine & RARE Collectibles Auction 300+ lots(1000s psc) Lenox, Prec. Moments, Dpt. 56, Harley, Hallmark, Busch, Disney, Die Cast, Collector plates, Lucy, John Wayne. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING www.dudleysauction. com,4000 S Florida Ave (US41) Inverness FL, 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Garage/ Yard Sales Dunnellon Sat & Sun 8a-3p (gate opens only at 8, no previews) HUGE Garage Sale, xmas decor, hsehld items, furn., you wont want to miss this sale! 17740 W Hwy 328 DUNNELLON Sat & Sun 8am-4pm MULTI FAMILY Woodlands 21251 SW 90TH LANE Dunnellon Saturday Nov 17 8a-1p 7280 sw 204 av Rainbow Acres Multi Family Sale housewares,garden,clothe s,tools etc General 9Ft Sailfish w/wall mount $99 (352) 522-0090 Fitness Equipment TREADMILL ProForm xp 550 w/carb counter $275, 352-489-0876 Pets In Absentia Pet Care since 1989 465-5025 Dennis Koch Mobile Homes For Sale BAD CREDIT RENT-TO-OWN. 13th Street homes of Alachua, FL. Now has land/home pkgs.Ready to move in NOW! Call 386-418-0424 Foreclosed Mobile Home with land, ready to move in. Great Value. Approx 1500 sq ft, 3Br2Ba, serious offers only, no renters. (850)308-6473 New Jacobsen Model Homes Sale! 13 Left with up to $25,000 off. Dont buy until you shop North Pointe Homes. 4545 NW 13th St Gainsville,FL (352) 872-5566 Rental Houses DUNNELLON Rainbow Springs CC Est, 3/2/2, immediate occupancy, $825. 352-494-3551 or 727-873-6840 Rent: Houses Unfurnished CITRUS SPRINGS Built 07 3/2/2, $900 mth 1st, last, sec 352-489-2711 DUNNELLON 3br 2ba $650mo, 2br 2ba $500mo, 2br 2ba $600mo. For more info call 352-812-4534 Real Estate For Sale BUYER REBATE*50% of COMM.* New/Resale-All FL 30+ yrs. exp. Call For Details Ron & Karna Neitz Brokers/Owners CITRUS REAL TY GROUP 352-795-0060

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