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Title: Riverland news
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
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Publication Date: 12-13-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 13, 2012Vol 28 No.8 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St., Dunnellon, is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666. Paper seeks Letters to Santa, photosThe Riverland News is seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated for publication Dec. 20. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews. 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 letters and photos is Dec. 13. Free Christmas dinner open to publicThe American Legion Post No. 58 and Families in Need of Dunnellon will host a Christmas Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the Legion Post Hall on U.S. 41. The public is welcome. The dinner is free. Donations are accepted but not necessary.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. Fleeger threatens to quit Council She wants more involvement from taxpayers Councilwoman Penny Fleegers emotions boiled over again. Unlike her profanitylaced tirade several months ago, the three-term councilwoman kept her language clean Monday night at the Councils last regular meeting of 2012, but issued a challenge to taxpayers: come to the meetings, take part on the process, let your voices be heard. I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this, Fleeger said after surveying the audience to see the ratio of residents versus non-residents. Im tired of it being through third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this Council, and I dont want to do that. Fleegers outburst caught fellow Councilman Dennis Evans off-guard. This is not in accordance with what were trying to do here, the vice mayor told Fleeger. Theres no need for you to chastise our citizens and guests. Fleeger said she wasnt chastising anyone, she was just wants those footing the bill to show their presence at the Council meetings and let the Council know how they feel about the direction city officials are going. I dont agree with what youre saying, Evans said. Fleeger said she appreciated Evans feedback, but reiterated her stance. I was not chastising anyone, I just want more involvement from our taxDES teacher seriously injured in head-on collision A Dunnellon Elementary School teacher was seriously injured in a head-on collision Tuesday morning along County Road 484, west of Southwest 147th Court. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, John Griffin, 28, a teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, was driving westbound on C.R. 484 in a Hyundai Elantra when he was struck by 63-year-old Linda Mitchell, who was driving a Chevy Impala eastbound when she attempted to pass the vehicle in front of her. According to the report, both Griffin and Mitchell had to be extricated from separate vehicles and rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center following the crash, which shut down a portion of C.R. 484 for nearly two hours as Marion County Fire Rescue officials worked to free Mitchell and Griffin from their vehicles, which took about an hour. According to Kevin Christian, school district spokesman, Griffin was out of surgery Tuesday afternoon and doing better than initially expected. Christian added his internal injuries were not as severe as first expected, and he likely has some broken bones. Griffin started working for the Marion County School District in 2010 at Romeo Elementary School, transferring to Dunnellon in 2011. Troopers said heavy fog may have been a contributing factor. Charges are pending, the report stated. Here comes Santa! JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News file photoSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive at the state park upon their well-lit pontoon boat. The annual Santa Over the Rainbow opens Friday. The park will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 with Santa arriving at 7 p.m. Light display only will be Dec. 26 and 27. The park entry fee will only be $1 per person. Children 5 and younger are free. Santa over the Rainbow, annual parade highlight festivities Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Christmas-themed event starts Friday There is a special place in Dunnellon this Christmas season that will bring out the child in adults and have children in awe and wonderment at this magical place. Luminaries guide you down the path, lighted reindeer are grazing here and there and numerous lights give a wondrous glow that decorates the headsprings area of Rainbow Springs State Park. Yes, its time again for Santa Over the Rainbow, sponsored by the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS). Linda Brown, president of FORS for her second term, said, The crew of 15 to 20 volunteers started over a month ago to transform the park. The park will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 with Santa arriving at 7 p.m. Light display only will be Dec. 26 and 27. Booth, who is also the chairwoman for the Santa Over the Rainbow, has been a park volunteer for about 13 years, and 10 years on this yearly project. The average volunteer is about 60 years old and we do have some that are in their 80s, she said. We enjoy doing this for the kids. Ken Smestad is the lighting coordinator and is in his fifth year of donating his time. Every Monday, all year long, we work on the lights. We pick up the lights and repair them after the squirrels chew on them, Smestad said. I estimate that there are about 200,000 lights in the park. David Jacks and Dan Rattazzi have each volunteered eight years to this project. Fixing the lights and putting them all in order have kept Juergen Kleuker busy for the past 12 years, Earl Privett for 17 years, Jairo Beldran is into his second year and Randy Dailey is in his first year. Volunteers have transformed the park into a lighting spectacle, changed the gift shop into a winter wonderland with a village theme and turned the pavilion Christmas Parade will roll New principals will serve as grand marshals Folklore says Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Grinch once played a role in Christmas. Neither had a role in saving the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. A week after issuing a plea for entries, Ariel Bruns, the coordinator for this years event, said the parade will roll according to plan at 6 p.m. Saturday. As of Monday afternoon, more than 40 entries had Riverland News file photoA member of Dunnellon Fire Resues auxiliary unit greets Monique Terrell and her daughter at last years Needy Childrens Christmas party. This years event begins at 6 p.m. at the Bingo Hall. Firefighters set for annual bash Santa Claus is coming to town, and hes bringing a bag full of gifts for the boys and girls of Dunnellon. But it wasnt his elves who helped produce the hoards of wrapped presents hell be handing out tonight when Dunnellon Fire Rescue hosts its annual Needy Childrens Christmas Party at 6 p.m. at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall. No, it was the efforts of Dunnellon Fire Rescue, but more importantly, Chief Joe Campfield said, it was through the generosity of citizens, business owners and other agencies, as well as the volunteers who are making it all possible. The support has been fantastic, Campfield said. We havent gotten as many toy donations this year as we have in the past, but the donations have been steadily coming in. We cannot say thanks enough to the community, its citizens and businesses for their support to make this happen. Last years event drewmore than 500 people, Needy Childrens Christmas Party at 6 tonight JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BASH page 2 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See RAINBOW page 2 See PARADE page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FLEEGER page 3 Penny Fleeger JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMarion County Fire Rescue personnel look over John Griffins Hyundai, which was totaled in a head-on collision Tuesday monring along County Road 484. Griffin has taught at school for 2 years JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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in the event. Were looking pretty good, Im excited, she said. Bruns credited her own personal angel for making Christmas a little brighter this year. Charlene Williams, the parade coordinator for the past two years, assisted Bruns behind the stage in making sure Santa Claus would roll through town on Pennsylvania Avenue. Shes amazing, I cannot thank her enough, Bruns said. I absolutely adore and love her. Its beyond amazing. Its incredible. She met with me, everything. You name it, shes awesome. This years parade theme is Whimzy Christmas, and unlike past years, the route will be reserved. Instead of starting with the line-up at Dunnellon Middle School and winding its way through the Historic District and ending near Blue Run Park, the line-up will be at Hendrix Drive. From there, the parade will move west along East Pennsylvania Avenue, proceed to Chestnut Street and come to a conclusion. This years parade will have not just one grand marshal, but two. Newly appointed principals, Delbert Smallridge and Ken McAteer, will serve in the honorary position. Both are in their first years at Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools, respectively. I think that it is a tremendous honor to be asked to be one of the Grand Marshals, said McAteer, who graduated from Lake Weir High School with Smallridge in the 1980s. I have been truly amazed at the sense of community present at DHS and in the Dunnellon area and I am looking forward to representing DHS in this wonderful holiday tradition. Smallridge echoed his long-time friends sentiments. I view it as a feeling of acceptance in the community and an honor, Smallridge said, noting he assumed his role at DMS five months ago. Im really looking forward to it, to be a part of a special event for Dunnellon and the community. Now that the entries for the parade are secured, Bruns said more volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Bruns at 352-229-4606, or email dunnellonxmasparade 2012@gmail.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. We still need help, a lot of it, she explained. including parents, to the Dunnellon Bingo Hall, which has hosted the Needy Childrens Christmas Party for the past 15-plus years. Campfield expects the same attendance, if not a larger crowd at this years festivities. Were not turning anyone away, he explained. If they are there, their child is going to get the chance to see Santa Claus and receive some gifts. Campfield was able to recall when Dunnellon Fire Rescue first began providing presents to children prior to Christmas. The first year, firefighters visited children and their parents at home. But as the list of children and families in need continued to expand, the logistics of personally delivering the gifts was impossible. So, began the first Needy Childrens Christmas Party in the bay of the fire department. There, fire rescue personnel were able to provide presents to children in a centralized location. However, as the years passed and the need continued growing to service the underprivileged youth in the community, the need for a bigger location arose. Then came Frank King who opened the Dunnellon Bingo Hall and its doors for the party, Campfield said, noting it was King who suggested serving the children and their parents a meal during the nights festivities. It was just fantastic that he stepped up to provide a meal, Campfield said. It really adds to the event in so many ways. Of course, the night would not be complete without Santa Claus, who makes his grand entrance aboard a fire truck. An idea spawned out of convenience more than anything else, Campfield said. It was the only vehicle that was an option for us, he joked. But theres nothing nicer than seeing the excitement of the kids faces when they see the big red truck bringing the guy in the big red suit. Overall, though, its the smiles the youths have on their faces by the end of the nights festivities. We enjoy knowing that kids are going to get something for Christmas, Campfield said. Regardless of their situation at home, we know theyre going to have presents to open. Thats what this is all about. It isnt about what were doing for the kids. Its about what the kids are getting out of it. Thats worth every minute we spend on this throughout the year. Dunnellon Womens Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Womens Club will host is monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Womens Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. It will be a Christmas Pot Luck lunch and the turkey will be provided by the club. Following lunch there will be a Chinese Auction. For more information, call Treva Matthews at 489-4512. Friends to host December sale The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a December Book Sale in the Friends Book Store now through Dec. 22. at the Dunnellon Public Library. The book store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All items will be half price. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. 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. Garden Club to have Christmas LuncheonThe Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at 11a.m. Dec. 13 for its Christmas luncheon at Abigails Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Dunnellon Garden Clubs next general meeting will be Jan. 17 at the Dunnellon Womans Club, 11756 Cedar St. Plans for the annual fashion show, which is slated for 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, will be finalized. For more information, call Pam Ricker 489-3545.Annual Day of Caring set for Feb. 23United Way of Marion County will host the 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 23. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Monday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Watch-Clock Collectors meet once monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.E. 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of Clocks and Watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For more information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352-527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924. Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021. American Legion activities slated American Legion WallRives Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast is the third Saturday monthly. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person. Families In Need of Dunnellon will host a free Christmas day dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25. Donations will be accepted, but not necessary. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 000DIKN Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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M A R I O N W O O D S M ARION W OODS I N D E P E N D E N T R E T I R E M E N T L I V I N G I NDEPENDENT R ETIREMENT L IVING 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 ~ 352-671-1700 www.marion-woods.net Sign a lease by December 31 SAVE OVER $7,500! COMMUNITY NEWS BASH continued from page 1 JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News file photoA set of decorated reindeer greet guests outside the visitor center at Rainbow Springs State Park. into Santas house. The house has a fireplace, decorated Christmas tree, pictures of the reindeers on the wall and rockers for Mr. and Mrs. Claus. For the past 10 years Rosemary Kleuker has transformed herself into a sweet Mrs. Claus. I get more satisfaction out of this than the kids, she said. I absolutely enjoy it and as long as Im healthy I will do this. For more years than he can remember, Sam Scott has been the official Santa Claus of the Rainbow Springs State Park with his long white beard and his red suit with the fur trim. I like to give back to the community and I especially like to make the kids feel special, Scott said. There is nothing better than hearing a 5year-old squeal when she sees me because she still believes. Romeo and Dunnellon Elementary and Dunnellon Middle schools will provide of the musical entertainment. To make the evening perfect hot chocolate and hot cider will also be available. The park entry fee will only be $1 per person and additional donations would be gladly accepted. Children 5 and younger are free. Augie Salzer is a freelance correspondent for the Riverland News. She can be reached at Augie@ThingsinTown. com. RAINBOW continued from page 1 State park in need of volunteers Rainbow 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.fl.us or call 4658539. 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. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour 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. Special to the Riverland News PARADE continued from page 1 Delbert Smallridge, left, principal at Dunnellon Middle School and and Ken McAteer, principal at Dunnellon High, will serve as grand marshals of the Dunnellon Christmas Parade.

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The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for its annual awards/installation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rainbow Rivers Clubhouse. During the evenings festivities, awards will be given out and newly elected board members will be sworn in. The chamber will present awards in the following categories: Community Service Award: The Community Service Award was first presented in 1986 and its purpose is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in serving our Community. Community Youth Award: The Community Youth Award recognizes one or more persons who have been instrumental in Youth Services in the Dunnellon Area. Making A Difference Award: This award is presented to an individual who has done an outstanding job of making a difference in Dunnellon. Community Involvement Award: The Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Service Above Self Award: This Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and has given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader Award: The Business Leader Award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award: While the following award is not presented every year, the Heritage Award is given to a person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $25 per person. The cost includes the price of dinner as well as appetizers, desserts, wine and drinks. Seating is limited, Leisure noted, so reserving your tickets now is important. For more information or to purchase a ticket for the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320 or e-mail dunnellonchamber@bellsouth.net. involvement from our taxpayers, she said. Mayor Nathan Whitt agreed. I couldnt agree more, he told Fleeger. The citizens need to be here, they need to be participating. Fleeger is in her second term on the City Council, having just won a four-year spot after running unopposed in the November general election. She was sworn in Nov. 12 along with Mayor Whitt and Councilman Erik Collop, whose term expires in 2014. After the meeting, Fleeger said she is serious about her position of resigning from the City Council if more citizens dont become more actively involved in city business. I would hate to put the city through a special election, because they are costly, she explained. But were doing a lot of great things here and no one seems to be speaking up about them. Im just asking that the citizens, the ones who pay the bills here, be more involved in the meetings. I dont understand why they are not involved. In other action, the Council: Approved a rezoning request for the city of Dunnellon for property at 12008 Delaware St. The city, which is purchasing the building to be used as an office for Community Development staff, will change from R3A, Residential Medium Density, to P, Public. The citys purchase of the building was contingent on a rezoning request being approved by the City Council, which OKd the request by a vote of 4-1, with Mayor Nathan Whitt casting the lone dissenting vote. The Council then approved, by a 4-1 vote, with Mayor Whitt casting the dissenting vote, to purchase the property for $70,000.00 plus closing costs. The funds to purchase the property will come from the Community Development Area (CRA) and Roads and Streets Department. Approved Resolution 2012-31 to purchase a Department of Environmental (DEP) grant to connect the Rio Vista Section of the greater Dunnellon Utility system to the Rainbow Springs section of the greater Dunnellon Utility system, thus allowing the decommissioning and closure of the Rio Vista Wastewater Facility. According to the grant paperwork, it is stated doing so would help to eliminate a significant point of possible contamination into the Rainbow River. FDEP would provide approximately $632,437.00, which amounts to approximately 79.4 percent of the total $164,083 needed to finance the project. City officials said the remaining 20.6 percent, or approximately $164,083, would be up to residents in Rio Vista currently on the system, to pay for. City Manager Lisa Algiere said once the project is completed, those users would have a special assessment added to their utility bills, spread out over several years. Tentatively agreed to a joint workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the city of Ocala and the city of Belleview, at the Southeastern Youth Fairgrounds, to discuss the renewal of the first local option gas tax, the interlocal distribution agreement of the gas tax revenue (first and second local gas tax and the 9cent gas tax). Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with C&B Cable for fiber installation to complete the fiber run to Romeo Elementary School. The total amount for the contract is $75,478.97. Orginally, the city was to provide fiber optics to Dunnellon Elementary, Middle and High schools; however, the school district asked officials to include Romeo in a revised bid. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for an FDLE Jag grant for Speaking Out Against Drunk Driving. The amount of the grant the police department is seeking is $1,000, which would be used to purchase a PA (public address) system. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for professional services between Greenlight Dunnellon Communications and Burton & Associates for a rate study. The cost of the contract is for no more $30,000. Burton & Associates provides professional financial consulting services to update the comprehensive financial management plan and forecasting model developed for the Citys Telecommunications Enterprise Fund on an as needed basis. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for an FDOT grant for Driving Out Speed. The grant will allow the police department to purchase a 2008 Ford Expedition as well as provide $10,000 to purchase and install equipment. The lone costs to the city include tag, title transfer, insurance, fuel and maintenance. The Dunnellon City Council will not meet again for the remainder of the year. Its next meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. 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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 #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 F L EEGER continued from p age 1 Quiet Oaks veterans visit Post No. 58 Special to the Riverland NewsVeterans from Quiet Oaks assisted-living facility were invited to a complimentary dinner Nov. 7 at the American Legion Post No. 58. Following an opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance, all the veterans were introduced. The vets all voiced their appreciation for the dinner invitation. Pictured, standing from left, are: John Taylor, Post No. 58 commander; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Robert Unangst, USAF, WWII, 1943 to 1963; Walt Mildenberg, Post No. 58; Thomas T.J. Eure, USA, WWII, 1940 to 1945; Paul Christiansen, USN, WWII, 1943 to 1945, USAR for 27 years; Judy Roberts, guest of Christiansen; and Eugene Thomas, Post No. 58 chaplain; seated, John Gonsalves, USN, WWII, 1944 to 1947; Katherine Kortright, Quiet Oaks activity director; and Irene Christiansen, wife of Paul Christiansen. City seeks to fill voids on boards The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board. Planning Commission members serve three-year terms. Board members must be residents of the city or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwarding a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms. The Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District for the City of Dunnellon. The Historic Preservation Board meets the second Tuesday monthly in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application for either board at www.dunnellon.org or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon. org, calling 465-8500, option No. 3, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Attn: Community Development. Special to the Riverland News Annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner slated

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 River views Dunnellon Thrift Store in need of volunteersAttention Ladies, whether you are new to Dunnellon and looking for a way to meet people, or a long-time resident who wants to add spice to your daily life, the volunteers of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop would like to invite you to join our organization. We are a friendly group who staff the shop at 20813 W. Pennsylvania Ave., at the corner of Cedar Street, right across from the Blues Brothers statues. We need more than 35 members to continue the shops two shifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. A group of three volunteers per three hours is needed to keep the thrift shop functioning. The money earned from donated items from the community is given to local worthy causes, decided upon by our members at a monthly hourlong meeting. Our shop has an interesting history. It was formed in the early 1970s for a specific purpose. At that time, the lack of an ambulance in Dunnellon resulted in the tragic death of a young man. A few ambitious ladies got together and decided to raise money for a rescue vehicle. The success of that goal inspired the women to organize the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop. The shop is now able to donate more than $15,000 in an average year to various groups in and around Dunnellon, ranging from the Boys & Girls Club, the Scouts, local food pantries and individuals who have to cope with extensive medical bills. A visit to our website, dunnellonthriftshop.org has a more complete list of our goals and good works. The work is fun and rewarding. Stop by the shop, do a little browsing and talk to the staff working that day. If you are between jobs, volunteering is a great way to keep your social and professional skills current and help your community at the same time. Come join us and add a rewarding aspect to your life. Joann McCullough, president Dunnellon Community Thrift ShopRainbow Springs residents will cast votes for you, if neededThe Rainbow Springs POA General Meeting will be Jan.23. The Election Packets are to be mailed to the Property Owners before the Christmas Holidays, which includes a proxy to elect the POA BOD. Please do not mail your proxy in to the CPA firm. This ensures that the current BOD will be able to Councils decision step in right direction E verybody has their own motivation to get them started on the Christmas season. For some, its the decorations showing up in the stores, for others its the Christmas music playing on the radio or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the television. Some people just need to put their fork down after Thanksgiving dinner and theyre ready to go. For me, it takes all of the above, and sometimes Im still not ready. Oh, I always blame it on the five December birthdays in the family. I cannot possibly get ready for Christmas while I still have to plan these birthday parties. But the truth is I drag my feet and dont get into the spirit until the very last minute, until Im forced to, almost to the point until the fat man is speeding down the chimney. Im the one that doesnt put up the tree until the presents need somewhere to go. I dont decide what were eating for Christmas dinner until two days before, and Im the one out shopping on Christmas Eve when all the good stuff seems to be gone. Im never going to change, so I accept it. I see all the pictures of my friends trees on Facebook, yet feel no desire to get mine out of the attic. One of my favorite things to do is ride around the neighborhood and look at Christmas displays, but not until Dec. 23. I will turn the Christmas music on at my house a few days before the big day. I actually have a CD I made with holiday music that I enjoy, but only for a week or so. Theres a certain feeling I get when I watch Miracle on 34th Street. Yet, it has nothing to do with Christmas. It has to do with my brothers. I remember we used to watch it as many times as we could and laugh hysterically at all the good parts. Likewise, Charlie Brown reminds me of them, too. Theres just no stopping the childhood memories, which actually have nothing to do with me getting into the spirit of things. It just has to do with the fun I had growing up. Im not good at decorating the tree. The presents that are wrapped all crooked and uneven are from me. I cant carry a tune, so please dont ask me to sing Oh Come All Ye Faithful. And my house will not be all decked out in Christmas finery. I dont even own any Christmas finery. One year, I actually had matching china and sterling silver flatware. A friend lent it to me. Then halfway through the first course, she yelled at me because I forgot to put the knives on the table. I told you Im not good at this stuff. I am good at picking out the gifts. I never buy things that people Do you hear what columnist hears? 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 OUR VOICE LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY I t was 12 years ago I learned my mother was deathly ill; it was the toughest series of phone calls. It was, by far, at that point in my then 26 years of life, the hardest challenge Id ever faced. I was more than 1,500 miles from home, and even though its been 12-plus years since I made the trek from Atchison, Kan., to Citrus County, its still home. Its there I can find comfort. That year was the first time in my adult life Id ever not been home for the holidays. It had already been a tough winter for my mother. The cold had settled in, her childhood home had been destroyed by a fire. Many of my childhood memories gone in a flash, too. I can still remember my grandmother listening to the radio, tuning into her daily cooking shows for, perhaps, a new recipe to test on her family. Oftentimes, she dabbled with a few, but always went back to the familiar treats she knew brought a smile to our faces. It was also the winter we learned my mothers kidneys were failing her; that her most pressing need would be to start dialysis immediately. She began the arduous, tireless and painful process within weeks of the proper diagnosis. Its not the first time my mother had a health scare that shook the foundation of our family. Shortly after completing my first year of college, she was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly after my grandmother passed away during my third year of college, doctors again confirmed cancerous cells had returned and she was back for another round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Fast forward 12 years, and when I learned the news about Charlene Williams, I was in shock. I knew my friend had been battling an ailment for quite some time, but not to the extent it finally reached the past almost two months. Charlene was one of the first people I met when I started at the Riverland News more than two years ago. She invited me over for coffee. We talked for several hours, about life, family, friends and the community. I jokingly told her I hoped to elevate my position so I could enjoy her spacious corner office with the big bay window and picturesque view of U.S. 41. We laughed some more. Weve since had many other conversations in her little corner of the world. Weve shared many more laughs, frustrations, and shes let me do my share of venting. Each time, of course, she offered me a few Mini-Moos for my Williams will be fine W ith a pair of relatively new councilmen in place, Mayor Nathan Whitt and Councilman Eric Collop want to be brought up to speed about Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. However, their counterparts agree, a workshop would be a step in the right direction to educating the public about rates and other pertinent information. Though several key pieces of data are protected under Florida state statutes, and while we respect the laws elected officials have put into place, this is where we can agree to disagree. We believe publicly owned enterprises should be held to a higher standard and with it, perhaps, a higher level of accountability. Certainly, the public probably isnt overly concerned with who is a subscriber and what services they have registered for, but we certainly believe city officials could massage the concerns of the general public, particularly the taxpayers who are on the hook for the bill when it comes due by providing more critical aspects of the highly touted fiber to the home program. One can argue city officials are still dealing with the fallout of their purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems, respectively. Its been a public relations nightmare for the past year, with seemingly no end in sight, especially given the recent loan of almost $1.5 million from the water/sewer enterprise reserve funds. One can certainly argue that the handling of information about Greenlight Communications hasnt been a public relations coup for the city either. While any type of workshop is more than likely a month away from being scheduled, were hopeful city officials will heed our plea to be open, honest and forthcoming with answers. We understand turning public meetings into an hourslong question-and-answer session can be fraught with the potential for tempers to explode. Yet, we cannot stress the importance of keeping the public better informed and better educated. This is a golden opportunity for the City Council as well as City Manager Lisa Algiere to step up to the mic, so to speak, and answer lingering questions on the minds of many. Mayor Whitt said his No. 1 question and concern is, When will Greenlight be able to stand on its own two feet? Thats the $7-million-plus question on the minds of many. However, this isnt just a See LETTERS page 5 See OTHER page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See DIRECTION page 5 See JERSEY page 5

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need, I always go the extra mile to get what they want. Something unusual they would never buy for themselves. Some of my best gift ideas have been lawn statues, wheelbarrows, concert tickets and a picnic basket loaded with wine and cheese. Those are the gifts my family loves. Of course sometimes I wait so long to order them that they dont arrive on time. But thats when a picture of the gift in a card works wonders. Im also good at cooking Christmas dinner, but that has nothing to do with the holiday, either. It only means Im a good cook. I know it aggravates my mother, because she likes to plan things weeks in advance. Shell ask me a dozen times, what should we have for Christmas dinner this year? Ill eventually decide, sometimes the day before. How could she have raised this child who doesnt get excited about Christmas when she looks forward to it the whole year? Do you hear what I hear? Probably not, because Im still listening to my normal, everyday music. But I will see you at Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve. Ill be the one with the very long list. vote themselves in again for 2013. If you cannot attend the meeting and cast your vote there, please find a resident who will be attending and will cast your vote as you request them to. Again, Joan Duggins (489-1865) or Penny Fyrogennis (489-4526) will be available to carry your proxy for you and submit it to be counted in the voting process. It is time to vote for a BOD that has the best interests of the RS property owners as their utmost concern, financially and in all other matters. You may call the above phone numbers for further information and/or assistance as well as to carry your proxy to the general meeting. Joan Duggins Penny FyrogennisRainbow Springs RRC hosts annual members meetingRainbow River Conservation Inc. hosted its annual members meeting Dec. 1 at the Rainbow Rivers Club. The purpose of this meeting was to elect board members and officers as well as to inform the public of RRC activities of the past year. As an introduction to the meeting, Herb Reichelt and Nathan Whitt entertained the attendees with songs celebrating Floridas springs and rivers and the wildlife that depend on them. Posters and brochures were available at the meeting. Once the meeting was called to order, the treasurers report was presented and a review of RRCs activities for the year was given by President Burt Eno. This was followed by the elections. Incumbent board members Herb Reichelt, Jerry Rogers and Nathan Whitt were elected to another term while Kathryn Taubert was elected to her first term. The board re-elected Burt Eno as president, Jerry Rogers as vice-president, Gretchen Martin as treasurer, and Kathryn Taubert as secretary. Highlights of the meeting included presentations by guest speakers Marry Szafraniec, Dr. Steve Holland, and Amanda Croteau. Ms. Szafraniec, who is an aquatic biologist and a staff environmental scientist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, presented a slide show and talk entitled Tracking Ecological Change in the Rainbow River. Study results from 2011 were compared to study results from 2000 and 2005. The 2011 results showed a substantial decline in Sagittaria and Hydrilla, the latter resulting from herbicide treatments. Although previous studies had not mapped the invasive Lyngbya the investigators observed that Lyngbya was rapidly increasing and was crowding out the Sagittaria, especially in the lower half of the river. This rapid algae growth is the result of excessive nitrate levels emanating from fertilizers and waste water in the river recharge basin. The investigators also expressed the opinion that excess recreation on the river was having a negative effect on the native grasses. The second slide show and talk, titled Rainbow River Environmental Study, was presented by Steve Holland, UF associate professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, and Amanda Croteau, UF Ph.D. student in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Dr. Holland presented the results of a one-year video monitoring of recreation on the river from mid-2011 to mid-2012, revealing 16,500 paddle boat trips, 660 motorboat trips, 9000 swimmers/divers, and 84,000 tubers. These results were much higher than those counted in a similar study in 1994. Ms. Croteau presented the results of collecting floating vegetation uprooted from various forms of river recreation at 26 transects distributed along the river. The conclusion was that the most damage was done by motorboats, sometimes due to careless operation and often by driving into shallow areas to avoid tubers and divers. The two studies mentioned above can be found under Education at www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. Burt Eno, president Rainbow River ConservationRiverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 5 0 0 0 D H E 4 000DASD great chance for city leaders to show they care. This is Mayor Whitts first real step toward mending fences within the community of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. We would urge him to tread lightly and not let emotions and tempers flare. While its a well-known fact a majority of Mayor Whitts campaign contributors reside in Rainbow Springs more than 70 percent donated to his election war chest of more than $3,000 our newly elected mayor needs to be aware his top priorities are not those of Rainbow Springs residents, but of our taxpayers, both residential and businesses. With time to let this settle in, we implore city officials to take action and be open, honest and forthcoming. And, of course, we are all for more openness in government circles. Heres your chance to calm any fears and perhaps silence any doubters about the potential Greenlight has in our future. If you miss it, more folks are likely to stand in the boycott line as opposed to the registration line for the citys fiber optics system. D IR E CTION continued from page 4 L E TT E RS continued from page 4 coffee and a chocolate chip cookie. Charlene has become more than my friend; shes become a surrogate aunt, the kind of aunt everyone wants, the one you run to when she pulls into the driveway and you rush out to greet her with a big hug. Shes also the one who loves you for you, lets you vent, lets you rail on your parents and siblings. When Id told her of the news about my impending divorce, she told me to keep my head up and not let the rough days get me down. On a weekly basis, Charlene made it one of her priorities to check in on me. Whether it was a phone call or lunch or a cup of coffee, she was always there. Then, I learned about Charlenes fight with end-stage kidney failure. Sure, it sounds pretty grim. The shocking news about Charlene brought back a flood of memories when I learned about my mom 12 years ago. It sounds really frightening. It sounds dire. Certainly, Charlene faces a tough battle, no matter what road she goes down. It gets easier. I can assure you of that. Right now it might not sound so simple. If Charlene opts to continue with her dialysis, not choosing to seek a kidney replacement, shell lead a healthy and happy life. Yes, her diet will change as foods shes grown accustomed to having her entire life will likely vanish, never to touch her taste buds again. This remains my moms toughest battle, because there are no more nuts, no more chocolate, no more cheese and no more ice cream. Im pretty certain my mom considered those part of the four basic food groups. My mother is a testament to how one can overcome lifes obstacles and road blocks. My aunt Charlene will be just the same. Mothers are a funny breed of characters. They can be tough as nails and sensitive. My mom and Charlene are those types of women. Well all see Charlene soon, snug in her spacious corner office with the big bay windows smiling and waving at the community as they pass by. We just need be patient as she adjusts to her new lifestyle. Then, well celebrate. JE RS E Y continued from page 4 OTH E R continued from page 4

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 Dress It UpHere are four delicious ways to dress up your holiday salads. Just start with this basic vinaigrette recipe, and mix in your favorite Smuckers Orchards Finest Preserves flavor and one other simple ingredient. Basic Vinaigrette Mix 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Whisk in 1/4 cup Crisco Pure Canola Oil Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Pacific Mountain Straw berry Preserves and 2 teaspoons finely minced basil. Raspberry Cranberry and Rosemary Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary. Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Pacific Grove Orange Marmalade Medley and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root. Apricot Ginger Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Coastal Valley Peach Apricot Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root.Raspberry Almond WafflesMakes: 10 (6-inch) waffles Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes WAFFLES 1 14-ounce can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided 3 large eggs 2 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray TOPPING 1 cup heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 2/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves or 2/3 cup Smuckers Red Raspberry Preserves 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted* 30 fresh red raspberries For Waffles: 1.COAT waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Heat waffle iron according to manu facturers directions. Reserve 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk for topping. 2.WHISK eggs in large bowl until fluffy. Blend in remaining sweetened condensed milk, flour, water, oil, baking powder, salt and almond extract just until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped almonds. 3.POUR a scant 2/3 cup of batter onto center of hot waffle iron and close lid. Bake about 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops. Use a fork to remove waffle. Repeat with remain ing batter. For Topping: 1.BEAT cream in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add reserved 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Beat until smooth. 2.SPREAD each waffle with 1 tablespoon preserves. Top with whipped cream, toasted almonds and fresh raspberries. To toast almonds: Place almonds in dry non stick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from p an immediatel y to avoid over-brownin g FAMILY FEATURES Y ou want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easierthan-you-think recipes, you can do just that. Entertaining Tips Prep the Night Before Save time by chopping vege tables or prepping glazes the day before. For example, prepare the spread for Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread the night before. The day of the party, toast baguette slices 10 minutes before guests arrive, and the deli cious appetizer will come together in minutes. Allow for Creativity Allow guests to put their own finish ing touches on their dishes by setting out a variety of top pings. Raspberry Almond Waffles provide a base for your friends and family to get creative. Make It a Group Effort Ask guests to bring their favorite holiday side dishes or desserts to complement the main course to encourage a wide variety. If youre making Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham as the centerpiece of the meal, let guests know so they can plan accordingly. Each of these suggestions incorporates a delicious recipe using Smuckers Orchards Finest Preserves, a gourmet line of pre serves made with the best fruit from the best places. The preserves contain only four ingredients, and add rich flavor to both sweet and savory holiday dishes. From classic Pacific Mountain Straw berry Preserves to the new Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves, theres a flavor thats sure to be a hit with each guest. These holiday recipes are wonderful options to share with family and friends at your next gathering because, during the holidays, only the finest will do. For more recipes to round out your holiday menu, visit www.smuckers.com. Red Tart Cherry Glazed HamMakes: 16 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes 1 4 to 5-pound fully cooked boneless ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 12-ounce jar Smuckers Orchards Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash ground cloves, if desired 2 tablespoons raisins, if desired 1.HEAT oven to 325F. Overlap slices of ham in shallow baking pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140F. 2.COMBINE preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small microwave safe bowl. Micro wave on high for 2 minutes. 3.ARRANGE ham slices on serving platter. Spoon 1/4 cup glaze over center of ham. Serve with remain ing warm glaze. Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme SpreadMakes: 12 slices Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes 1/4 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 8-ounce baguette 1 tablespoon Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 ounces goat cheese Fresh thyme leaves (optional), for garnish 1.COMBINE preserves, shallots, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper in small bowl. 2.SLICE baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with olive oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Grill baguette slices, 4 at a time, 2 to 3 min utes per side or until lightly browned. Place on serving platter. 3.SPREAD about 2 teaspoons goat cheese over each baguette slice. Top each slice with 1 tea spoon preserves mixture. Garnish with addi tional fresh thyme, if desired. Serve immediately. 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Ocala Lions Club to host pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. Knights to host dinner dance Jan. 12The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 of Dunnellon will sponsor a dinner dance Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is located south of the intersection of State Road 40 and U.S. 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. Country Sunshine Band will provide live music. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Proceeds go to local charities. Light in Dark Places AA group to meet at churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcohols Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call Francis Endryck at 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@tampabay.rr. com. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org.Reformers Unanimous meetings scheduledReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the higher power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449SWSR200O Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off Shop for the Holidays Buy stamps or mail a package Mon. Sat. 8:30 am to 5 pm 0 0 0 D H 3 H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000DF5I MUSEUM EYECARE 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Facebook.com/Bellisima by Zory Flexible Hours Available By Appt. 000DHFL MA57433 NEW CLIENTS 7 Foils, H/C Blow Dry, Free Brow Wax (Long hair extra) only $55 Color, Cut, Blow Dry, Free Brow Wax only $48 000DH1W 000DGTU 000DGYA 20372 East Penn. Ave., Suite F Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-7400 RainbowJewelersLLC.com R a i n b o w R a i n b o w Rainbow J e w e l e r s J e w e l e r s Jewelers L L C L L C LLC 40% OFF ANY JEWELRY Plus a STORE CREDIT FOR 15% OFF your next purchase See store for details Purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012 Puzzle answers on Page 3 SUPPORT GROUPS NEWS NOTES

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Methodist church to host gospel concertDunnellon First United Methodist Church will host a gospel concert, featuring Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gaithers, Saturday, Jan. 5, in its church sanctuary. Tickets are $12 per person for general admission, which means general admission tickets do not have assigned seating, allowing concert goers seating based on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available before and after the concert. Tickets are available in the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; during the week at Boomtown Media (4890099) and on the Internet at www.villagecrier.info under the Dunnellon tab. Concert organizer John Taylor said his desire to offer a couple of gospel concerts per year in Dunnellon, assuming this concert is well attended. Taylor added there was a real void when it came for folks being able to hear live performances from this level of gospels singer. Parker performs in 70 to 80 Gaither concerts per year, according to his website, in addition to his own solo schedule. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 W. State Road 40. For more information, call 4894026. Rita Louise Klippel, 69Rita Louise Klippel, 69, of Dunnellon, Fla., a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Dec. 5, 2012 at her home. She worked as a teachers aide for 25 years at Dunnellon Elementary School. She cared deeply for others and was always willing to help those in need. She is survived by her husband, Bob Klippel; two sons, Bryan Klippel, and Christopher Klippel; two grandsons, Bryan Klippel Jr., and Zachary Klippel; and her siblings, Frances Smith, Kathleen Johnston, Mary Anne Williams, and Charles William Mersch; several nieces and nephews. Viewing will be Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Hiers-Baxley TimberRidge Chapel, 9695 SW 110th St., Ocala. The Funeral Mass will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hwy. 200, Ocala. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County. Condolences may be expressed at www.hiersbaxley.com. T he Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this: White Christmas. Ill have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 Pastor will have a red Christmas, thank you OUT TO PASTOR Church donates to kids programs Special to the Riverland NewsOfficers Scott Houts, left, and Mikey Miley, right, accepted a $125 check from Pastor Ed Anthony, center, and Cross at the River Cowboy Church to benefit the Dunnellon Police Departments Cops for Kids program. Pastor Anthony and Cross at the River Cowboy Church also donated $125 to Dunnellon Fire Rescues Needy Childrens Christmas Party. OBITUARY Rita Louise Klippel CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 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 Christmas Eve 4:00 P M and 10:30 P M Christmas Day 10:00 A M 19924 W. Blue Cove Rd., Dunnellon Office: 352.489.2685 H oly F aith E p i s c o p a l E p i s c o p a l Episcopal CHURCH 000DHRE The Rev. J. James Gerhart 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 000DGTV 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 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 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 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 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 000DGTT 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 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX GATHERINGSA 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 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 All Sales Benefit The Dunnellon Public Library STOREWIDE CHRISTMAS SALE Dec. 1 Dec. 22 EVERYTHING HALF PRICE All Categories, All Sizes, All Types FRIENDS BOOKSTORE DUNNELLON PUBLIC LIBRARY INVENTORY CHANGES DAILY 000DDVI 000DEH5 T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. 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Peach Lutheran slates Advent servicesAdvent services at Peace Lutheran Church will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. A potluck supper will follow the services. There will be a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. service Christmas Day. For more information about Peace Lutheran Church, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com. Lutheran church slates Advent activitiesJoy Lutheran Church will host a series of sermons for Advent. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 16, the message will be Receive Gods Gifts; and on Dec. 23, the message will be Realign Life to God. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, one at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the first service and the bell choir, along with special music, is scheduled for the second service. Communion will be served at both services. Joy Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call 352-854-4509, ext. 221. Catholic church to host Clothe the Children The Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Clothe the Children drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 489-1984. Karate for Christ workshop slatedSepulvedas Martial Arts will host a Karate for Christ workshop at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at its studio at 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. The childrens workshop will be at 9 and teens and adults will be at 10:30. The event is sponsored by Michael Joiner, a fourth-degree black belt. K4C is an opportunity to better know the Lord Jesus Christ while enjoying a fun, exciting class of self defense and martial arts. For more information, call 522-8000 or visit www.sepulveda-ata.com.Baptist church to host Christmas Cantata First Baptist Church of Rainbow Lakes Estates will host a Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at its church at 19756 S.W. Beach Blvd.Holy Faith Episcopal plans carol singingHoly Faith Episcopal will go caroling at 4 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. The church is at 19924 W. Blue Cove Road. For more information, call 489-2685. Christmas Eve Service scheduled at UCCFirst Congregational United Church of Christ invites the public to its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035. Church slates revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; the Rev. Nathaniel Rawls, pastor of First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; Dunnellons own Ernie Mills who played with the Gators and in the NFL, and David Vander Klay, a New York detective. The Dunnellon First United Methodist Church is at 21501 West State Road 40. A nursery will be available. For more information, call the church office at 489-4026. only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, you got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day...? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.james snyderministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 9 PASTOR continued from page 8 000DEGX Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DHWQ 000A8NZ 000DCON 000DGTY CHURCH NEWS

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N ovember and December, for me, are one of the nicest months here in Florida as the temperatures cool and the humidity begins to disappear. Although we do not see the changes in the fall leaves like the northern states, here in north central Florida we do see some changes in the Red Maples and Cypress giving the feel that summer has gone. Bugs finally begin to leave and the flea and mosquito populations become less noticeable. Keep bird feeders full as the migrations begin will allow us to see the birds heading south taking a rest, and tasty snack in your garden. Aphids, mole crickets, leaf miners, cabbage worms to name a few will still be around to make a tasty snack on your plants so be vigilant. Liquid Sevin will help to control these bugs but ensure you make a choice of what to use and when to suit your needs. Personally, I prefer not to use toxic chemicals so try investigating in ecological controls. Although the lawn can take a rest from fertilizer along with your tress, the annual flowers and vegetables will still appreciate the food and help give an abundance of vegetables and blooms. Put mulch around the plants that you want to keep moist to help with watering that still will need to be done even though it is cooler. Cut back tired herbaceous and begin to tidy beds for fall planting. This is a great time to plant roses, fruit trees and vegetables such as beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, endive, escarole, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion sets, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, romaine, rutabagas, spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, Swiss Chard, tomatoes and turnips. Herbs are great fresh and cheaper when grown at home, so give the following a try: basil, borage, chives, chervil, coriander, fennel, garlic, lavender, marjoram, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, sesame, sweet marjoram and thyme. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner @aol.com. RIVERLAND GARDENER 10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 000DAC7 0 0 0 D E H 8 000DA9W Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000D32Q Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Now a good time to plant roses, fruit trees, veggies Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18 Caring for holiday plants: Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20 Composting: Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 3 Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad: Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484, Belleview. For more information, call the library at 352-4382500. Jan. 17 Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad: Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 28 to Feb.1 Florida Gardening 101: A five-class series designed for beginning gardeners or experienced gardeners who are new to gardening in Central Florida. Classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The registration fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple includes materials and light refreshments. Register by Jan. 23 by calling 352-671-8400. All sessions are free and walk-ins are welcome, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ extensionservice.htm. Tracy Jenner Learn to care for holiday plants Special to the Riverland News 000DHTD 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Daily Mar ini Special TIS THE TIS THE SEASON!! SEASON!! All Week Bonanza Monday Spaghetti & Meatballs $ 4.99 Wednesday Wings Hot, Med, Mild Each 39 Dine In Only Conditions Apply Thursday Build-A-Burger W/Fries . $ 8.99 Build It Your Way Up To 3 Toppings Friday Prime Rib After 4pm Saturday & Sunday Bar-B-Q Days Slow Smoked Ribs . . $ 7.99 Beans, Cole Slaw, Garlic Toast Pulled Pork Sandwich . $ 4.99 Slaw, Fries

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 11 000DH9T Opening in January Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Proudly announces the opening of a new office for Marion Countys children and adults

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: David Simpson, as the conductor, waits the show to begin. LEFT: Rebecca Frechette points at her nose as patrons sing, along with performers, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. BELOW: The Chocolate Dance proved to a big hit as teens served hot chocolate to patrons aboard the Polar Express. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsYouths run through snow fall Saturday after the conclusion of First United Methodist Church and Harmony Preschools third annual Polar Express Pajama Brunch with Santa. The event, which included a full breakfast, featured the Polar Express show and performances, as well as a visit from Santa Claus at the end. Leigh Fulford accepts a gift from Santa Claus at the end of the Polar Express Pajama Brunch with Santa. Santa Claus prepares to hand out the first gift of the year as a round of applause is given at the end of the show. Kaleb Baldeo smiles as snow lands on his face.

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Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announces the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. Hot dogs for $1 are available for lunch on those days. Dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 465-4864. New Writers Group to meet monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, email wg dunnellon@yahoo.com. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. Master Choir holding auditions The Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352-615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cf masterchoir.comS. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 13 Citrus Springs 352-489-5045 8690 N. Golfview Dr., Citrus Springs 000DHEV Visit citrusspringsgolf.com for more information. Citrus Springs County Club Yearly Dues $ 2300.00 tax included Executive Membership $399 Single Dues $699 Family Dues After 12:00 noon and all day Saturday & Sunday are only $15 18 Holes $8 9 Holes Includes: Unlimited green & cart fees, Unlimited range balls, 14 day advance tee times, 4 quarter payment of $575.00 (1st payment) constitutes 1 year agreement December Special Greens Fee & C art Fee Just $27 Exp. 12/31/12 2013 GOLD MEMBERSHIP SENIOR MENU (55 & Older) Available Daily FOR LUNCH & DINNER 000DA9G All You Can Eat Deep Fried Fish with Choice of Potato. 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL (Log Cabin across from SunTrust Bank) Open 7 Days a Week 11:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. (352) 465-3588 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY OPEN FACE ROAST BEEF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . $6.99 TUESDAY SOUP & SALAD Soup of the Day and Large Salad . . . $5.99 WEDNESDAY MEATLOAF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . . . . . $5.99 THURSDAY LASAGNE Served w/Garlic Bread . . . . . . . . $6.99 FRIDAY SURF & TURF 4 Oz. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: Cheerleaders Shawna Jeroski, center, and Halle Nolen give their coach, Suzanne Wallace, a hug after Wallace recognized the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders. LEFT: Cheerleader Breanna Bowman sports a funny face while showing off her certificate of participation during the banquet. BELOW: Junior varsity football coach Archie Smith shares notes about players on the junior varsity squad. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon High School football players work their way through the food line Thursday night, loading up their plates during the schools annual Football and Cheerleading Awards Banquet. Cheerleaders and football players were recognized for their efforts f or the season. MeKenzi Wallace, left, and Natalee Beasley, load up on finger foods and sweet treats at the event. Cheerleader Sydney Cohen, right, shows surprise while asking for help with food. Football coach Frank Beasley was wide-eyed during the nights festivities.

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R IVERLAND EDUCATION/ SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 15 000DEH7 Tyra Thomas, girls basketball Freshman Tyra Thomas had six points in the four period against district rival Hernando. Thomas hit backto-back 3 pointers to propel Dunnellon to a 3-point victory. All of this was done while senior leader Tanika Jackson had fouled out. Tyra took the game over with the poise and confidence of a veteran player, coach Tony Maldonado said. Tanika Jackson, girls basketball The senior standout had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four steals in a road victory against Eustis last week. Jackson was 19 of 26 from the free-throw line, having made four field goals, including a 3-pointer. For the season, Jackson is averaging 15 points per game and 6.5 rebounds for the Lady Tigers. Tanika Jackson Tyra Thomas DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS DHS soccer teams drop matches The Dunnellon High School soccer teams played a collective total of five games the past week. The first game, a home match against Lake Weir, left both Tiger offenses struggling to keep up with the Hurricanes as the boys fell, 2-1, and the girls squad losing, 4-1. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Dunnellon boys team was supposed to hit the pitch at North Marion, but an illness in the coaching staff forced the game to be canceled. A make-up date has not been announced. The girls team, however, made the trip, falling 7-0. On Friday, Dec. 7, the Tigers traveled to Forest High School. The girls, with new goalkeepers, Paige Volker and Lizzie Wright, lost 8-0 with just minutes remaining in the second half. Dunnellons boys had a similar fate, with their team of only 13, ending the week with a 8-0 mercy rule and 2:25 left on the play clock. The Tigers played Lucent Monday and Eastside Tuesday night, both games were at home. Results were not available at press time. Dunnellon plays tonight at Palatka. Students, staff prepare for long-winter break F riday is an Early Release Day at Dunnellon Middle School. Students will start their Winter Break at 1:40 p.m. when school is dismissed, two hours earlier than normal schedule. Also on Friday, is going to be a big celebration day for our students. As a reward for our students and to encourage them to continue on the positive path they have been following with the DMS ROAR Program (Respect, Own It, Active Learner, and Responsible), there will be a party for each grade level. There will be music, prizes, and slushies from Sonic. DMS students, we are very proud of all the good choices you are making as we watch you grow into fine young adults. We would like to recognize our new business partner, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Our new partner has made a financial contribution to Dunnellon Middle School that will be used solely for the purpose of student rewards and incentives. Thank you Greenlight! Winter Break has arrived starting Dec. 17 and lasting through Jan. 1. We will all enjoy time off with our families as we welcome the holiday season. The Dunnellon Middle School Administration and the entire staff wish our students, their Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 7: Holiday Closings: Parkview Lanes will be closed Dec. 23 to 25 to celebrate Christmas; Dec. 31 to welcome the New Year; and Jan. 1 for the staff to recover. May everyone have a joyous season and a safe New Year. New 12-Week League: The meeting for the next session of the Holder Hotshots league will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The teams are 4-person mixed any mix or all one gender the handicap is 100 percent of 220, and the weekly fee is $13. For more information, call the Center. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dalton Grudzas 291; Bill Levert 283; Sean Fugere 793; Ron Mesick 776; Dorine Fugere 282, 748; Myla Wexler 258; Lori Ciquera 258; Wendy Smith 720. Scratch: Sean Fugere 279, 793; Chris Carr 277, 726; Dalton Grudzas 719; Sam Bass 714; Dorine Fugere 258, 676; Lori Ciquera 225; Stephanie Flory 642. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Ivan Miller 254, 707; John Enders 251; Ken Sprague 683; Sharon Mason 253, 662; Lorraine Pelkie 246; Cindy Cotter 659. Scratch: Ken Sprague 233, 650; Emile Guay 206; Ivan Miller 551; Sharon Mason 186; Cindy Cotter 179, 479; Lorraine Pelkie 179; Paula Weaver 481. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Allan Gobbi 254; George Simonson 251, 684; Bob Becker 666; Barb Steffen 250, 660; Helen Simonson 226, 651. Scratch: Jerry Ness 214, 589; Don Gonczi 209; Marty Suehowicz 539; Barb Steffen 189, 477; Mary Skourn 153, 421. Late Starters: Handicap: Ben Wall 267, 676; Bob Desmeules 244, 697; Betty Chapman 240; Joan Cothern 238; Marilyn Seymour 655; Sandy LePree 650. Scratch: Rich Soletto 214, 598; Marty Suehowicz 212, 584; Sandy LePree 202, 560; Debbe Chung 188, 513. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jerry Rizzo 288, 767; Marvin Brigner 286; George Marks 801. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 257, 720; Matt OBrien 257; Marvin Brigner 256; Charlie Stein 714. Womens Trio: Handicap: Mona Rosado 238, 641; Dianna Kirk 238; Betty Weber 234; Marlene Brown 649. Scratch: Maggie Savarese 191, 486; Betty Weber 172; Mary Briscoe 452. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Jim Harvey 243; Ken McNally 227; Rocky Sincore 633; Mike Bonadonna 620; Janet Murray 234, 637; Gertie Messenger 232, 638. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 181, 522; Dave Messenger 179, 490; Janet Murray 198, 529; Laura Bonadonna 169, 462. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Ernie Gonsalves 275, 741; Chuck Hindbaugh 248, 733; Betty Wood 259, 738; Diane Mauck 250; Betty Rauch 713. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 225, 664; Eddie Corbitt 225, 648; Jerry Ness 209; Kathy Calcagni 187; Diane Mauck 175, 465; Betty Wood 471. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Kenneth Folk 289, 752; Robert Grooms 281, 722; Myla Wexler 262; Marsha Jamnik 262; Lisa Morgan 260, 761; Lisa Weston 735. Scratch: Kenneth Folk 215; Robert Grooms 209; Wes Foley 586; K.E. Conrad 578; Myla Wexler 213; Lisa Morgan 212, 617; Lisa Weston 555. Bowlers of the Week: Lisa Morgan, 101 pins over her average, and Ron Mesick, 131 pins over his average. 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 4year-old class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 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. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School third-grade students in Carla Mullins class, front row from left, are: Miranda Synder, Aurora Carver, Jordan Vining, Cynthia Saldana, Jasmine Torres, Jazmine Solis, Thalia Mercada-Ort, Addison Wood, Cadence McNell yand Summer Cross; back row, Logan Minkema, Tomas Vargas, Jaiden Davila, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Lucas Rowell, William Hagenhoff, and Blake Bussiere. PRINCIPALS OFFICE Romeo third-grade class collects food for those in need As Carla Mullins third-grade students read, Feeding the World One Bowl at a Time, those youngsters decided they wanted to start a food drive for a needy family in our community. After getting Principal Jane Ashmans consent, they immediately began the designing of posters and the collecting of canned goods and boxed food. I am extremely proud of this group, Mullins said, noting the inspiration came from reading, Feed the World One Bowl at a Time. In this story we learned that we could make a difference. This compassionate class asked me if they could start a food drive to assist the victims of Sandy that needed food. But, when the students learned that we have people right here in Dunnellon who are going hungry, they had to help. Initially, I was not sure that we could make it happen in such a short amount of time. However, third-graders do not see time restraints or obstacles quite like we older people do. They just see a goal and want to make it happen. This amazing group of third graders have already learned about the gift of giving. I cant wait to see what they come up with next. When all was said and done, the thirdgraders had collected seven boxes of food for the Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Center. I like helping people and I know theres a lot of people who dont have homes and who dont have food right now, said 8-yearold Logan Minkema, who helped spearhead the project along with Miranda Snyder. Minkema said spreading the news at school wasnt difficult, having appeared on the Morning News Show as Jordan Vining, left, William Hagenhoff and Thalia Mercado-Ort help carry the food to the truck. See SM A LL RI DG E page 1 9 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See H E LP I NG page 1 9 Boys lose two contests; girls fall in three games LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: K4 students Emily Devlvisco, left, and Jacob Peebles, dressed as gingerbread men for their portion of the Christmas program. LEFT: Fifthgrader Sissy Elliott performs with the K3-K5 students, leading them in a song. BELOW: Zander Miller, left, Ashton Bultron and Ty Mills wave to the audience after the students performance at the Christmas program. ABOVE: Isabelle Zimmer holds her candy cane while waiting for her classmates performance to start. BELOW: Zander Burch prepares to lick his fake candy cane during the K3 students performance. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy kindergarten students make hand gestures as they perform during the schools K3-K5 Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 4. Students in the three lowest grade levels at the Christian-based school sang a variety of Christmastime t unes.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 17 ABOVE: Kindergarten students Eli Nelson, left, Anna Lee Cannon and April Mathews read Luke 2:10 to the audience at the schools K3-K5 Christmas program. LEFT: Ronnie Hudgins, dressed as the character Wheres Waldo?, sings along with classmates. BELOW: Mason Harris, left, April Mathews and Carson Lawrence exit the stage with the guidance of Abby Savoie, the schools music teacher. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsK4 students Aden Permar, left, and Addison Schweers make hand gestures while singing during the schools K3-K5 Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 4. Students in the three lowest grade levels at the Christian-based school sang a variety of Christmastime t unes. ABOVE: Nicholas Hansen rings the bells while belting out Jingle Bells. BELOW: Carole Lynn Kidd sways to the music while holding a heart.

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well as placing collection boxes throughout school for the past few weeks. It feels nice to help others out right now, he added. Snyder, also 8, echoed her classmates words. It feels really nice that we get to help out our community, she added. Officials from the nonprofit agency stopped by the Mullins classroom Friday to pick up the food, as a holiday rush is likely expected in the coming days. As Larry Cooper, executive director; Christina Avina, client services coordinator; and Mandy Vining came to pick up the donation, they were greeted by an enthusiastic group of students, eager to assist those in the community. Vining, whose daughter, Jordan, is a student in the class, said she was proud of her daughter and her classmates for stepping up to assist the community at such a critical time of the year. For them to go out on their own and want to do this, its great, its fabulous, said Vining, who works for the nonprofit agency. Larry Cooper, executive director, also praised the efforts of the young students. Its exciting to see, that at such a young age, theyre eager to help out others, he said. Christine Avina, clint services coordinator for the Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Services, said the students hard work sets an example for not only their peers, but adults as well. Theyre learning the importance of giving back to their community at such a young age, she said. Thats something thats invaluable as they grow older. They know the value of it. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 19 643044F1 Call Linda at 489-2731 to Advertise INFORMATION L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING L OW W ATER U SAGE 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! 000CKEC Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000DFTS 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. 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We cannot end the year without a little bragging about our students: Thank you to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and their sponsors, Mrs. Reddick and Ms. Stark, for preparing gifts and cards for community nursing homes. We are very proud of you and thank you for your kindness to the elderly of our community. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Dunnellon FFA members involved in Food Science and Tool Identification attended the Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) at the University of Florida in Gainesville with their Ag sponsor and teacher, Mr. Dettloff. High school and middle school teams competed for the state championship to be awarded at the annual Florida FFA State Convention in June. CDEs (Career Development Events) allow students to prepare for more than 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs. Congratulations to: Jacob Harris, Jamielyn Harris, Taylor Turner and Aleah Whitley for placing seventh out of 15 teams with 899 points. Congratulations to Anabel Ruiz and Jeremy Williams for being 2012 Summer Olympic Reading Champions. These two young people joined 26,000 other students who read 10 books or more from June 1 through Aug. 15, the equivalent of more than 1.2 million books, via the myON readers 2012 Summer Reading Program challenge. What a great job guys. Thank you for your displaying your love of reading. In closing, as we bid 2012 farewell, we once again wish everyone a very joyous and safe holiday season. We will see everyone back Wednesday, Jan. 2, as DMS resumes normal school hours. See you then. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 15 HELPING continued from page 15 Dunnellon 4H holds food drive Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon 4H Club participated in the Its in the Bag Food Drive from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 for the Salvation Army. Megan Sereda, Bradley Rush, Emily Fowler, Andrew Mills and Kelley Stump served as the Food Drive Committee this year. Members sent out flyers about the food drive throughout school. Members then went on the morning announcements to promote the food drive. They decided to turn it into a contest by offering the class that brings in the most items a Pizza or Ice Cream party. Members distributed boxes throughout the school, and the items came in. The students then went around to all the classrooms to count and pick up the food items. Thanks to the students and teachers at school it was a Huge Success! 4H members collected more than 1,800 pounds of food, the most of all the 4-H Clubs in the county. Mrs. Gleason, secretary at the Marion County 4H Office estimated 2,400 pounds of food was collected during the annual community service project. Mrs. Blanchettes second-grade class was the winner with 148 items or about 220 pounds of food. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 13, 2012 Vol 28 No.8 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St., Dunnellon, is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides backpacks full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666.Paper seeks Letters to Santa, photosThe Riverland Newsis seeking Letters to Santa as well as pictures of your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews in Christmas pictures for its Christmas Card Cuties Holiday edition, slated for publication Dec. 20. Letters and photos can be emailed to Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews. 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 letters and photos is Dec. 13.Free Christmas dinner open to publicThe American Legion Post No. 58 and Families in Need of Dunnellon will host a Christmas Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the Legion Post Hall on U.S. 41. The public is welcome. The dinner is free. Donations are accepted but not necessary.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. Fleeger threatens to quit Council She wants more involvement from taxpayersCouncilwoman Penny Fleegers emotions boiled over again. Unlike her profanitylaced tirade several months ago, the three-term councilwoman kept her language clean Monday night at the Councils last regular meeting of 2012, but issued a challenge to taxpayers: come to the meetings, take part on the process, let your voices be heard. I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this, Fleeger said after surveying the audience to see the ratio of residents versus non-residents. Im tired of it being through third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this Council, and I dont want to do that. Fleegers outburst caught fellow Councilman Dennis Evans off-guard. This is not in accordance with what were trying to do here, the vice mayor told Fleeger. Theres no need for you to chastise our citizens and guests. Fleeger said she wasnt chastising anyone, she was just wants those footing the bill to show their presence at the Council meetings and let the Council know how they feel about the direction city officials are going. I dont agree with what youre saying, Evans said. Fleeger said she appreciated Evans feedback, but reiterated her stance. I was not chastising anyone, I just want more involvement from our taxDES teacher seriously injured in head-on collision A Dunnellon Elementary School teacher was seriously injured in a head-on collision Tuesday morning along County Road 484, west of Southwest 147th Court. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, John Griffin, 28, a teacher at Dunnellon Elementary, was driving westbound on C.R. 484 in a Hyundai Elantra when he was struck by 63-year-old Linda Mitchell, who was driving a Chevy Impala eastbound when she attempted to pass the vehicle in front of her. According to the report, both Griffin and Mitchell had to be extricated from separate vehicles and rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center following the crash, which shut down a portion of C.R. 484 for nearly two hours as Marion County Fire Rescue officials worked to free Mitchell and Griffin from their vehicles, which took about an hour. According to Kevin Christian, school district spokesman, Griffin was out of surgery Tuesday afternoon and doing better than initially expected. Christian added his internal injuries were not as severe as first expected, and he likely has some broken bones. Griffin started working for the Marion County School District in 2010 at Romeo Elementary School, transferring to Dunnellon in 2011. Troopers said heavy fog may have been a contributing factor. Charges are pending, the report stated. Here comes Santa! JULIE MANCINI/Riverland News file photoSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive at the state park upon their well-lit pontoon boat. The annual Santa Over the Rainbow opens Friday. The park will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 with Santa arriving at 7 p.m. Light display only will be Dec. 26 and 27. The park entry fee will only be $1 per person. Children 5 and younger are free. Santa over the Rainbow, annual parade highlight festivities Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Christmas-themed event starts Friday There is a special place in Dunnellon this Christmas season that will bring out the child in adults and have children in awe and wonderment at this magical place. Luminaries guide you down the path, lighted reindeer are grazing here and there and numerous lights give a wondrous glow that decorates the headsprings area of Rainbow Springs State Park. Yes, its time again for Santa Over the Rainbow, sponsored by the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS). Linda Brown, president of FORS for her second term, said, The crew of 15 to 20 volunteers started over a month ago to transform the park. The park will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 with Santa arriving at 7 p.m. Light display only will be Dec. 26 and 27. Booth, who is also the chairwoman for the Santa Over the Rainbow, has been a park volunteer for about 13 years, and 10 years on this yearly project. The average volunteer is about 60 years old and we do have some that are in their 80s, she said. We enjoy doing this for the kids. Ken Smestad is the lighting coordinator and is in his fifth year of donating his time. Every Monday, all year long, we work on the lights. We pick up the lights and repair them after the squirrels chew on them, Smestad said. I estimate that there are about 200,000 lights in the park. David Jacks and Dan Rattazzi have each volunteered eight years to this project. Fixing the lights and putting them all in order have kept Juergen Kleuker busy for the past 12 years, Earl Privett for 17 years, Jairo Beldran is into his second year and Randy Dailey is in his first year. Volunteers have transformed the park into a lighting spectacle, changed the gift shop into a winter wonderland with a village theme and turned the pavilion Christmas Parade will roll New principals will serve as grand marshalsFolklore says Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Grinch once played a role in Christmas. Neither had a role in saving the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. A week after issuing a plea for entries, Ariel Bruns, the coordinator for this years event, said the parade will roll according to plan at 6 p.m. Saturday. As of Monday afternoon, more than 40 entries had Riverland News file photoA member of Dunnellon Fire Resues auxiliary unit greets Monique Terrell and her daughter at last years Needy Childrens Christmas party. This years event begins at 6 p.m. at the Bingo Hall. Firefighters set for annual bash Santa Claus is coming to town, and hes bringing a bag full of gifts for the boys and girls of Dunnellon. But it wasnt his elves who helped produce the hoards of wrapped presents hell be handing out tonight when Dunnellon Fire Rescue hosts its annual Needy Childrens Christmas Party at 6 p.m. at the Dunnellon Bingo Hall. No, it was the efforts of Dunnellon Fire Rescue, but more importantly, Chief Joe Campfield said, it was through the generosity of citizens, business owners and other agencies, as well as the volunteers who are making it all possible. The support has been fantastic, Campfield said. We havent gotten as many toy donations this year as we have in the past, but the donations have been steadily coming in. We cannot say thanks enough to the community, its citizens and businesses for their support to make this happen. Last years event drewmore than 500 people, Needy Childrens Christmas Party at 6 tonight JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See BASH page 2 AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News See RAINBOW page 2 See PARADE page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FLEEGER page 3 Penny Fleeger JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMarion County Fire Rescue personnel look over John Griffins Hyundai, which was totaled in a head-on collision Tuesday monring along County Road 484. Griffin has taught at school for 2 years JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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in the event. Were looking pretty good, Im excited, she said. Bruns credited her own personal angel for making Christmas a little brighter this year. Charlene Williams, the parade coordinator for the past two years, assisted Bruns behind the stage in making sure Santa Claus would roll through town on Pennsylvania Avenue. Shes amazing, I cannot thank her enough, Bruns said. I absolutely adore and love her. Its beyond amazing. Its incredible. She met with me, everything. You name it, shes awesome. This years parade theme is Whimzy Christmas, and unlike past years, the route will be reserved. Instead of starting with the line-up at Dunnellon Middle School and winding its way through the Historic District and ending near Blue Run Park, the line-up will be at Hendrix Drive. From there, the parade will move west along East Pennsylvania Avenue, proceed to Chestnut Street and come to a conclusion. This years parade will have not just one grand marshal, but two. Newly appointed principals, Delbert Smallridge and Ken McAteer, will serve in the honorary position. Both are in their first years at Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High schools, respectively. I think that it is a tremendous honor to be asked to be one of the Grand Marshals, said McAteer, who graduated from Lake Weir High School with Smallridge in the 1980s. I have been truly amazed at the sense of community present at DHS and in the Dunnellon area and I am looking forward to representing DHS in this wonderful holiday tradition. Smallridge echoed his long-time friends sentiments. I view it as a feeling of acceptance in the community and an honor, Smallridge said, noting he assumed his role at DMS five months ago. Im really looking forward to it, to be a part of a special event for Dunnellon and the community. Now that the entries for the parade are secured, Bruns said more volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Bruns at 352-229-4606, or email dunnellonxmasparade 2012@gmail.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. We still need help, a lot of it, she explained. including parents, to the Dunnellon Bingo Hall, which has hosted the Needy Childrens Christmas Party for the past 15-plus years. Campfield expects the same attendance, if not a larger crowd at this years festivities. Were not turning anyone away, he explained. If they are there, their child is going to get the chance to see Santa Claus and receive some gifts. Campfield was able to recall when Dunnellon Fire Rescue first began providing presents to children prior to Christmas. The first year, firefighters visited children and their parents at home. But as the list of children and families in need continued to expand, the logistics of personally delivering the gifts was impossible. So, began the first Needy Childrens Christmas Party in the bay of the fire department. There, fire rescue personnel were able to provide presents to children in a centralized location. However, as the years passed and the need continued growing to service the underprivileged youth in the community, the need for a bigger location arose. Then came Frank King who opened the Dunnellon Bingo Hall and its doors for the party, Campfield said, noting it was King who suggested serving the children and their parents a meal during the nights festivities. It was just fantastic that he stepped up to provide a meal, Campfield said. It really adds to the event in so many ways. Of course, the night would not be complete without Santa Claus, who makes his grand entrance aboard a fire truck. An idea spawned out of convenience more than anything else, Campfield said. It was the only vehicle that was an option for us, he joked. But theres nothing nicer than seeing the excitement of the kids faces when they see the big red truck bringing the guy in the big red suit. Overall, though, its the smiles the youths have on their faces by the end of the nights festivities. We enjoy knowing that kids are going to get something for Christmas, Campfield said. Regardless of their situation at home, we know theyre going to have presents to open. Thats what this is all about. It isnt about what were doing for the kids. Its about what the kids are getting out of it. Thats worth every minute we spend on this throughout the year. Dunnellon Womens Club to meet todayThe Dunnellon Womens Club will host is monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Womens Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. It will be a Christmas Pot Luck lunch and the turkey will be provided by the club. Following lunch there will be a Chinese Auction. For more information, call Treva Matthews at 489-4512. Friends to host December saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a December Book Sale in the Friends Book Store now through Dec. 22. at the Dunnellon Public Library. The book store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All items will be half price. The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520.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.Garden Club to have Christmas LuncheonThe Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at 11a.m. Dec. 13 for its Christmas luncheon at Abigails Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Dunnellon Garden Clubs next general meeting will be Jan. 17 at the Dunnellon Womans Club, 11756 Cedar St. Plans for the annual fashion show, which is slated for 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, will be finalized. For more information, call Pam Ricker 489-3545.Annual Day of Caring set for Feb. 23United Way of Marion County will host the 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 23. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Monday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Watch-Clock Collectors meet once monthlyThe Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet at 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday monthly except December at VFW Post 4781 at 9401 S.E. 110 St., Ocala. The facility is off State Road 200, behind Sims Furniture and next to MRMC Medical Park at Timber Ridge approximately 8/10 of a mile east of County Road 484. The presentation topics are about repair and maintenance of Clocks and Watches and related subjects. The public is welcome to attend. There is a $2 fee, which covers refreshments and expenses. For more information, call Roger B. Krieger at 352-527-0669 or Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.American Legion activities slatedAmerican Legion WallRives Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast is the third Saturday monthly. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person. Families In Need of Dunnellon will host a free Christmas day dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25. 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I like to give back to the community and I especially like to make the kids feel special, Scott said. There is nothing better than hearing a 5year-old squeal when she sees me because she still believes. Romeo and Dunnellon Elementary and Dunnellon Middle schools will provide of the musical entertainment. To make the evening perfect hot chocolate and hot cider will also be available. The park entry fee will only be $1 per person and additional donations would be gladly accepted. Children 5 and younger are free.Augie Salzer is a freelance correspondent for the Riverland News. She can be reached at Augie@ThingsinTown. com. RAINBOWcontinued from page 1 State park in need of volunteers Rainbow 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.fl.us or call 4658539. 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. The hours of operation are currently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested Volunteers would receive training and work twoor four-hour 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. Special to the Riverland News PARADEcontinued from page 1 Delbert Smallridge, left, principal at Dunnellon Middle School and and Ken McAteer, principal at Dunnellon High, will serve as grand marshals of the Dunnellon Christmas Parade.

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The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for its annual awards/installation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rainbow Rivers Clubhouse. During the evenings festivities, awards will be given out and newly elected board members will be sworn in. The chamber will present awards in the following categories: Community Service Award: The Community Service Award was first presented in 1986 and its purpose is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in serving our Community. Community Youth Award: The Community Youth Award recognizes one or more persons who have been instrumental in Youth Services in the Dunnellon Area. Making A Difference Award: This award is presented to an individual who has done an outstanding job of making a difference in Dunnellon. Community Involvement Award: The Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Service Above Self Award: This Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and has given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader Award: The Business Leader Award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award: While the following award is not presented every year, the Heritage Award is given to a person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $25 per person. The cost includes the price of dinner as well as appetizers, desserts, wine and drinks. Seating is limited, Leisure noted, so reserving your tickets now is important. For more information or to purchase a ticket for the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320 or e-mail dunnellonchamber@bellsouth.net. involvement from our taxpayers, she said. Mayor Nathan Whitt agreed. I couldnt agree more, he told Fleeger. The citizens need to be here, they need to be participating. Fleeger is in her second term on the City Council, having just won a four-year spot after running unopposed in the November general election. She was sworn in Nov. 12 along with Mayor Whitt and Councilman Erik Collop, whose term expires in 2014. After the meeting, Fleeger said she is serious about her position of resigning from the City Council if more citizens dont become more actively involved in city business. I would hate to put the city through a special election, because they are costly, she explained. But were doing a lot of great things here and no one seems to be speaking up about them. Im just asking that the citizens, the ones who pay the bills here, be more involved in the meetings. I dont understand why they are not involved. In other action, the Council: Approved a rezoning request for the city of Dunnellon for property at 12008 Delaware St. The city, which is purchasing the building to be used as an office for Community Development staff, will change from R3A, Residential Medium Density, to P, Public. The citys purchase of the building was contingent on a rezoning request being approved by the City Council, which OKd the request by a vote of 4-1, with Mayor Nathan Whitt casting the lone dissenting vote. The Council then approved, by a 4-1 vote, with Mayor Whitt casting the dissenting vote, to purchase the property for $70,000.00 plus closing costs. The funds to purchase the property will come from the Community Development Area (CRA) and Roads and Streets Department. Approved Resolution 2012-31 to purchase a Department of Environmental (DEP) grant to connect the Rio Vista Section of the greater Dunnellon Utility system to the Rainbow Springs section of the greater Dunnellon Utility system, thus allowing the decommissioning and closure of the Rio Vista Wastewater Facility. According to the grant paperwork, it is stated doing so would help to eliminate a significant point of possible contamination into the Rainbow River. FDEP would provide approximately $632,437.00, which amounts to approximately 79.4 percent of the total $164,083 needed to finance the project. City officials said the remaining 20.6 percent, or approximately $164,083, would be up to residents in Rio Vista currently on the system, to pay for. City Manager Lisa Algiere said once the project is completed, those users would have a special assessment added to their utility bills, spread out over several years. Tentatively agreed to a joint workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the city of Ocala and the city of Belleview, at the Southeastern Youth Fairgrounds, to discuss the renewal of the first local option gas tax, the interlocal distribution agreement of the gas tax revenue (first and second local gas tax and the 9cent gas tax). Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement with C&B Cable for fiber installation to complete the fiber run to Romeo Elementary School. The total amount for the contract is $75,478.97. Orginally, the city was to provide fiber optics to Dunnellon Elementary, Middle and High schools; however, the school district asked officials to include Romeo in a revised bid. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for an FDLE Jag grant for Speaking Out Against Drunk Driving. The amount of the grant the police department is seeking is $1,000, which would be used to purchase a PA (public address) system. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for professional services between Greenlight Dunnellon Communications and Burton & Associates for a rate study. The cost of the contract is for no more $30,000. Burton & Associates provides professional financial consulting services to update the comprehensive financial management plan and forecasting model developed for the Citys Telecommunications Enterprise Fund on an as needed basis. Authorized the mayor to sign an agreement for an FDOT grant for Driving Out Speed. The grant will allow the police department to purchase a 2008 Ford Expedition as well as provide $10,000 to purchase and install equipment. The lone costs to the city include tag, title transfer, insurance, fuel and maintenance. The Dunnellon City Council will not meet again for the remainder of the year. Its next meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 3 000DEBP 000DGTX Dunnellon The NEW 000DEH4 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 000DH3U Villages of Rainbow Springs Custom Group, Individual Travel & Cruises Call for details Joyce Stumpf 352-465-5215 jaspizazz@aol.com Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Healthy, and Happy New Year! Call now for New Year Cruise Deals! Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 HOLIDAY HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax HOLIDAY SALE 10-40% OFF STOREWIDE 000DFFD 000DEH9 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 A Paul Mitchel Salon Stylist: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie, Ron & Lori Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all our customers UPS Fedex 000DEH6 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 Solution to puzzle on Page 7 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. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 FL EEGER continued from p age 1 Quiet Oaks veterans visit Post No. 58 Special to the Riverland NewsVeterans from Quiet Oaks assisted-living facility were invited to a complimentary dinner Nov. 7 at the American Legion Post No. 58. Following an opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance, all the veterans were introduced. The vets all voiced their appreciation for the dinner invitation. Pictured, standing from left, are: John Taylor, Post No. 58 commander; Bob Anderson, Post No. 58; Robert Unangst, USAF, WWII, 1943 to 1963; Walt Mildenberg, Post No. 58; Thomas T.J. Eure, USA, WWII, 1940 to 1945; Paul Christiansen, USN, WWII, 1943 to 1945, USAR for 27 years; Judy Roberts, guest of Christiansen; and Eugene Thomas, Post No. 58 chaplain; seated, John Gonsalves, USN, WWII, 1944 to 1947; Katherine Kortright, Quiet Oaks activity director; and Irene Christiansen, wife of Paul Christiansen. City seeks to fill voids on boards The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board. Planning Commission members serve three-year terms. Board members must be residents of the city or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwarding a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms. The Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District for the City of Dunnellon. The Historic Preservation Board meets the second Tuesday monthly in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application for either board at www.dunnellon.org or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon. org, calling 465-8500, option No. 3, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Attn: Community Development. Special to the Riverland News Annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner slated

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 River views Dunnellon Thrift Store in need of volunteersAttention Ladies, whether you are new to Dunnellon and looking for a way to meet people, or a long-time resident who wants to add spice to your daily life, the volunteers of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop would like to invite you to join our organization. We are a friendly group who staff the shop at 20813 W. Pennsylvania Ave., at the corner of Cedar Street, right across from the Blues Brothers statues. We need more than 35 members to continue the shops two shifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. A group of three volunteers per three hours is needed to keep the thrift shop functioning. The money earned from donated items from the community is given to local worthy causes, decided upon by our members at a monthly hourlong meeting. Our shop has an interesting history. It was formed in the early 1970s for a specific purpose. At that time, the lack of an ambulance in Dunnellon resulted in the tragic death of a young man. A few ambitious ladies got together and decided to raise money for a rescue vehicle. The success of that goal inspired the women to organize the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop. The shop is now able to donate more than $15,000 in an average year to various groups in and around Dunnellon, ranging from the Boys & Girls Club, the Scouts, local food pantries and individuals who have to cope with extensive medical bills. A visit to our website, dunnellonthriftshop.org has a more complete list of our goals and good works. The work is fun and rewarding. Stop by the shop, do a little browsing and talk to the staff working that day. If you are between jobs, volunteering is a great way to keep your social and professional skills current and help your community at the same time. Come join us and add a rewarding aspect to your life. Joann McCullough, presidentDunnellon Community Thrift ShopRainbow Springs residents will cast votes for you, if neededThe Rainbow Springs POA General Meeting will be Jan.23. The Election Packets are to be mailed to the Property Owners before the Christmas Holidays, which includes a proxy to elect the POA BOD. Please do not mail your proxy in to the CPA firm. This ensures that the current BOD will be able to Councils decision step in right direction Everybody has their own motivation to get them started on the Christmas season. For some, its the decorations showing up in the stores, for others its the Christmas music playing on the radio or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the television. Some people just need to put their fork down after Thanksgiving dinner and theyre ready to go. For me, it takes all of the above, and sometimes Im still not ready. Oh, I always blame it on the five December birthdays in the family. I cannot possibly get ready for Christmas while I still have to plan these birthday parties. But the truth is I drag my feet and dont get into the spirit until the very last minute, until Im forced to, almost to the point until the fat man is speeding down the chimney. Im the one that doesnt put up the tree until the presents need somewhere to go. I dont decide what were eating for Christmas dinner until two days before, and Im the one out shopping on Christmas Eve when all the good stuff seems to be gone. Im never going to change, so I accept it. I see all the pictures of my friends trees on Facebook, yet feel no desire to get mine out of the attic. One of my favorite things to do is ride around the neighborhood and look at Christmas displays, but not until Dec. 23. I will turn the Christmas music on at my house a few days before the big day. I actually have a CD I made with holiday music that I enjoy, but only for a week or so. Theres a certain feeling I get when I watch Miracle on 34th Street. Yet, it has nothing to do with Christmas. It has to do with my brothers. I remember we used to watch it as many times as we could and laugh hysterically at all the good parts. Likewise, Charlie Brown reminds me of them, too. Theres just no stopping the childhood memories, which actually have nothing to do with me getting into the spirit of things. It just has to do with the fun I had growing up. Im not good at decorating the tree. The presents that are wrapped all crooked and uneven are from me. I cant carry a tune, so please dont ask me to sing Oh Come All Ye Faithful. And my house will not be all decked out in Christmas finery. I dont even own any Christmas finery. One year, I actually had matching china and sterling silver flatware. A friend lent it to me. Then halfway through the first course, she yelled at me because I forgot to put the knives on the table. I told you Im not good at this stuff. I am good at picking out the gifts. I never buy things that people Do you hear what columnist hears? 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 OUR VOICE LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY It was 12 years ago I learned my mother was deathly ill; it was the toughest series of phone calls. It was, by far, at that point in my then 26 years of life, the hardest challenge Id ever faced. I was more than 1,500 miles from home, and even though its been 12-plus years since I made the trek from Atchison, Kan., to Citrus County, its still home. Its there I can find comfort. That year was the first time in my adult life Id ever not been home for the holidays. It had already been a tough winter for my mother. The cold had settled in, her childhood home had been destroyed by a fire. Many of my childhood memories gone in a flash, too. I can still remember my grandmother listening to the radio, tuning into her daily cooking shows for, perhaps, a new recipe to test on her family. Oftentimes, she dabbled with a few, but always went back to the familiar treats she knew brought a smile to our faces. It was also the winter we learned my mothers kidneys were failing her; that her most pressing need would be to start dialysis immediately. She began the arduous, tireless and painful process within weeks of the proper diagnosis. Its not the first time my mother had a health scare that shook the foundation of our family. Shortly after completing my first year of college, she was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly after my grandmother passed away during my third year of college, doctors again confirmed cancerous cells had returned and she was back for another round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Fast forward 12 years, and when I learned the news about Charlene Williams, I was in shock. I knew my friend had been battling an ailment for quite some time, but not to the extent it finally reached the past almost two months. Charlene was one of the first people I met when I started at the Riverland News more than two years ago. She invited me over for coffee. We talked for several hours, about life, family, friends and the community. I jokingly told her I hoped to elevate my position so I could enjoy her spacious corner office with the big bay window and picturesque view of U.S. 41. We laughed some more. Weve since had many other conversations in her little corner of the world. Weve shared many more laughs, frustrations, and shes let me do my share of venting. Each time, of course, she offered me a few Mini-Moos for my Williams will be fine With a pair of relatively new councilmen in place, Mayor Nathan Whitt and Councilman Eric Collop want to be brought up to speed about Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. However, their counterparts agree, a workshop would be a step in the right direction to educating the public about rates and other pertinent information. Though several key pieces of data are protected under Florida state statutes, and while we respect the laws elected officials have put into place, this is where we can agree to disagree. We believe publicly owned enterprises should be held to a higher standard and with it, perhaps, a higher level of accountability. Certainly, the public probably isnt overly concerned with who is a subscriber and what services they have registered for, but we certainly believe city officials could massage the concerns of the general public, particularly the taxpayers who are on the hook for the bill when it comes due by providing more critical aspects of the highly touted fiber to the home program. One can argue city officials are still dealing with the fallout of their purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems, respectively. Its been a public relations nightmare for the past year, with seemingly no end in sight, especially given the recent loan of almost $1.5 million from the water/sewer enterprise reserve funds. One can certainly argue that the handling of information about Greenlight Communications hasnt been a public relations coup for the city either. While any type of workshop is more than likely a month away from being scheduled, were hopeful city officials will heed our plea to be open, honest and forthcoming with answers. We understand turning public meetings into an hourslong question-and-answer session can be fraught with the potential for tempers to explode. Yet, we cannot stress the importance of keeping the public better informed and better educated. This is a golden opportunity for the City Council as well as City Manager Lisa Algiere to step up to the mic, so to speak, and answer lingering questions on the minds of many. Mayor Whitt said his No. 1 question and concern is, When will Greenlight be able to stand on its own two feet? Thats the $7-million-plus question on the minds of many. However, this isnt just a See LETTERS page 5 See OTHER page 5 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See DIRECTION page 5 See JERSEY page 5

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need, I always go the extra mile to get what they want. Something unusual they would never buy for themselves. Some of my best gift ideas have been lawn statues, wheelbarrows, concert tickets and a picnic basket loaded with wine and cheese. Those are the gifts my family loves. Of course sometimes I wait so long to order them that they dont arrive on time. But thats when a picture of the gift in a card works wonders. Im also good at cooking Christmas dinner, but that has nothing to do with the holiday, either. It only means Im a good cook. I know it aggravates my mother, because she likes to plan things weeks in advance. Shell ask me a dozen times, what should we have for Christmas dinner this year? Ill eventually decide, sometimes the day before. How could she have raised this child who doesnt get excited about Christmas when she looks forward to it the whole year? Do you hear what I hear? Probably not, because Im still listening to my normal, everyday music. But I will see you at Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve. Ill be the one with the very long list. vote themselves in again for 2013. If you cannot attend the meeting and cast your vote there, please find a resident who will be attending and will cast your vote as you request them to. Again, Joan Duggins (489-1865) or Penny Fyrogennis (489-4526) will be available to carry your proxy for you and submit it to be counted in the voting process. It is time to vote for a BOD that has the best interests of the RS property owners as their utmost concern, financially and in all other matters. You may call the above phone numbers for further information and/or assistance as well as to carry your proxy to the general meeting. Joan Duggins Penny FyrogennisRainbow SpringsRRC hosts annual members meetingRainbow River Conservation Inc. hosted its annual members meeting Dec. 1 at the Rainbow Rivers Club. The purpose of this meeting was to elect board members and officers as well as to inform the public of RRC activities of the past year. As an introduction to the meeting, Herb Reichelt and Nathan Whitt entertained the attendees with songs celebrating Floridas springs and rivers and the wildlife that depend on them. Posters and brochures were available at the meeting. Once the meeting was called to order, the treasurers report was presented and a review of RRCs activities for the year was given by President Burt Eno. This was followed by the elections. Incumbent board members Herb Reichelt, Jerry Rogers and Nathan Whitt were elected to another term while Kathryn Taubert was elected to her first term. The board re-elected Burt Eno as president, Jerry Rogers as vice-president, Gretchen Martin as treasurer, and Kathryn Taubert as secretary. Highlights of the meeting included presentations by guest speakers Marry Szafraniec, Dr. Steve Holland, and Amanda Croteau. Ms. Szafraniec, who is an aquatic biologist and a staff environmental scientist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, presented a slide show and talk entitled Tracking Ecological Change in the Rainbow River. Study results from 2011 were compared to study results from 2000 and 2005. The 2011 results showed a substantial decline in Sagittaria and Hydrilla, the latter resulting from herbicide treatments. Although previous studies had not mapped the invasive Lyngbya the investigators observed that Lyngbya was rapidly increasing and was crowding out the Sagittaria, especially in the lower half of the river. This rapid algae growth is the result of excessive nitrate levels emanating from fertilizers and waste water in the river recharge basin. The investigators also expressed the opinion that excess recreation on the river was having a negative effect on the native grasses. The second slide show and talk, titled Rainbow River Environmental Study, was presented by Steve Holland, UF associate professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, and Amanda Croteau, UF Ph.D. student in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Dr. Holland presented the results of a one-year video monitoring of recreation on the river from mid-2011 to mid-2012, revealing 16,500 paddle boat trips, 660 motorboat trips, 9000 swimmers/divers, and 84,000 tubers. These results were much higher than those counted in a similar study in 1994. Ms. Croteau presented the results of collecting floating vegetation uprooted from various forms of river recreation at 26 transects distributed along the river. The conclusion was that the most damage was done by motorboats, sometimes due to careless operation and often by driving into shallow areas to avoid tubers and divers. The two studies mentioned above can be found under Education at www.RainbowRiverConservation.com. Burt Eno, presidentRainbow River ConservationRiverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 5 000DHE4 000DASD great chance for city leaders to show they care. This is Mayor Whitts first real step toward mending fences within the community of Dunnellon and Rainbow Springs. We would urge him to tread lightly and not let emotions and tempers flare. While its a well-known fact a majority of Mayor Whitts campaign contributors reside in Rainbow Springs more than 70 percent donated to his election war chest of more than $3,000 our newly elected mayor needs to be aware his top priorities are not those of Rainbow Springs residents, but of our taxpayers, both residential and businesses. With time to let this settle in, we implore city officials to take action and be open, honest and forthcoming. And, of course, we are all for more openness in government circles. Heres your chance to calm any fears and perhaps silence any doubters about the potential Greenlight has in our future. If you miss it, more folks are likely to stand in the boycott line as opposed to the registration line for the citys fiber optics system. D IRE CTIONcontinued from page 4 LE TTE RScontinued from page 4 coffee and a chocolate chip cookie. Charlene has become more than my friend; shes become a surrogate aunt, the kind of aunt everyone wants, the one you run to when she pulls into the driveway and you rush out to greet her with a big hug. Shes also the one who loves you for you, lets you vent, lets you rail on your parents and siblings. When Id told her of the news about my impending divorce, she told me to keep my head up and not let the rough days get me down. On a weekly basis, Charlene made it one of her priorities to check in on me. Whether it was a phone call or lunch or a cup of coffee, she was always there. Then, I learned about Charlenes fight with end-stage kidney failure. Sure, it sounds pretty grim. The shocking news about Charlene brought back a flood of memories when I learned about my mom 12 years ago. It sounds really frightening. It sounds dire. Certainly, Charlene faces a tough battle, no matter what road she goes down. It gets easier. I can assure you of that. Right now it might not sound so simple. If Charlene opts to continue with her dialysis, not choosing to seek a kidney replacement, shell lead a healthy and happy life. Yes, her diet will change as foods shes grown accustomed to having her entire life will likely vanish, never to touch her taste buds again. This remains my moms toughest battle, because there are no more nuts, no more chocolate, no more cheese and no more ice cream. Im pretty certain my mom considered those part of the four basic food groups. My mother is a testament to how one can overcome lifes obstacles and road blocks. My aunt Charlene will be just the same. Mothers are a funny breed of characters. They can be tough as nails and sensitive. My mom and Charlene are those types of women. Well all see Charlene soon, snug in her spacious corner office with the big bay windows smiling and waving at the community as they pass by. We just need be patient as she adjusts to her new lifestyle. Then, well celebrate. JERSEYcontinued from page 4 OTHERcontinued from page 4

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 Dress It UpHere are four delicious ways to dress up your holiday salads. Just start with this basic vinaigrette recipe, and mix in your favorite SmuckersOrchards FinestPreserves flavor and one other simple ingredient. Basic Vinaigrette Mix 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Whisk in 1/4 cup CriscoPure Canola Oil. Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Pacific Mountain Straw berry Preserves and 2 teaspoons finely minced basil.Raspberry Cranberry and Rosemary Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary.Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Pacific Grove Orange Marmalade Medley and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root.Apricot Ginger Vinaigrette Add 1/2 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Coastal Valley Peach Apricot Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root.Raspberry Almond WafflesMakes: 10 (6-inch) waffles Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes WAFFLES 1 14-ounce can Eagle BrandSweetened Condensed Milk, divided 3 large eggs 2 cups Pillsbury BESTAll Purpose Flour 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray TOPPING 1 cup heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 2/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves or 2/3 cup Smuckers Red Raspberry Preserves 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted* 30 fresh red raspberries For Waffles: 1.COAT waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Heat waffle iron according to manu facturers directions. Reserve 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk for topping. 2.WHISK eggs in large bowl until fluffy. Blend in remaining sweetened condensed milk, flour, water, oil, baking powder, salt and almond extract just until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped almonds. 3.POUR a scant 2/3 cup of batter onto center of hot waffle iron and close lid. Bake about 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops. Use a fork to remove waffle. Repeat with remain ing batter. For Topping: 1.BEAT cream in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add reserved 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Beat until smooth. 2.SPREAD each waffle with 1 tablespoon preserves. Top with whipped cream, toasted almonds and fresh raspberries. *To toast almonds: Place almonds in dry non stick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from p an immediatel y to avoid over-brownin g .FAMILY FEATURES You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easierthan-you-think recipes, you can do just that. Entertaining TipsPrep the Night Before Save time by chopping vege tables or prepping glazes the day before. For example, prepare the spread for Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread the night before. The day of the party, toast baguette slices 10 minutes before guests arrive, and the deli cious appetizer will come together in minutes. Allow for Creativity Allow guests to put their own finish ing touches on their dishes by setting out a variety of top pings. Raspberry Almond Waffles provide a base for your friends and family to get creative. Make It a Group Effort Ask guests to bring their favorite holiday side dishes or desserts to complement the main course to encourage a wide variety. If youre making Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham as the centerpiece of the meal, let guests know so they can plan accordingly. Each of these suggestions incorporates a delicious recipe using SmuckersOrchards FinestPreserves, a gourmet line of pre serves made with the best fruit from the best places. The preserves contain only four ingredients, and add rich flavor to both sweet and savory holiday dishes. From classic Pacific Mountain Straw berry Preserves to the new Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves, theres a flavor thats sure to be a hit with each guest. These holiday recipes are wonderful options to share with family and friends at your next gathering because, during the holidays, only the finest will do. For more recipes to round out your holiday menu, visit www.smuckers.com. Red Tart Cherry Glazed HamMakes: 16 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes 1 4 to 5-pound fully cooked boneless ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 12-ounce jar Smuckers Orchards Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash ground cloves, if desired 2 tablespoons raisins, if desired 1.HEAT oven to 325F. Overlap slices of ham in shallow baking pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140F. 2.COMBINE preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small microwave safe bowl. Micro wave on high for 2 minutes. 3.ARRANGE ham slices on serving platter. Spoon 1/4 cup glaze over center of ham. Serve with remain ing warm glaze.Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme SpreadMakes: 12 slices Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes 1/4 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 8-ounce baguette 1 tablespoon Crisco100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 ounces goat cheese Fresh thyme leaves (optional), for garnish 1.COMBINE preserves, shallots, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper in small bowl. 2.SLICE baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with olive oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Grill baguette slices, 4 at a time, 2 to 3 min utes per side or until lightly browned. Place on serving platter. 3.SPREAD about 2 teaspoons goat cheese over each baguette slice. Top each slice with 1 tea spoon preserves mixture. Garnish with addi tional fresh thyme, if desired. Serve immediately. Tip: Triple Berry-Thyme Spread can be pre pared up to two da y s ahead. Cover and chill.

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Ocala Lions Club to host pancake breakfastThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. Knights to host dinner dance Jan. 12The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 of Dunnellon will sponsor a dinner dance Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The parish hall is located south of the intersection of State Road 40 and U.S. 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. Country Sunshine Band will provide live music. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Proceeds go to local charities. Light in Dark Places AA group to meet at churchLight in Dark Places, a new Alcohols Anonymous (AA) group, will meet at noon Mondays at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call Francis Endryck at 352-476-2819 or email fendryck@tampabay.rr. com.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.NARANONFL.org.Forget-Me-Not program open to publicThe First United Methodist Church is opening its Forget-MeNot Program to the community. This is a program provided by the church to offer four hours of respite care for caregivers of early dementia and Alzheimers patients. The program is also including seniors who just need to get out of the house for a few hours and socialize with other seniors. This program is free and meets from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church Friendship Hall. For more information, call Grace Burks at 4892580 or Joey Weisbaum at 489-6963.Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If child care is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org.Reformers Unanimous meetings scheduledReformers Unanimous is an addictions program developed from more than a decade of experience, and is the fastest growing faith-based addictions program in America. Meetings are directed not toward a specific addiction, but toward overcoming any addiction through the higher power that is Jesus Christ. For more information, as well as success testimonies, visit the national website at www.reformu.com. Local meetings are at 7 p.m. Fridays at Riverland Baptist Church, one mile north of State Road 40 on U.S. 41. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 7 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449SWSR200O Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off Shop for the Holidays Buy stamps or mail a package Mon. Sat. 8:30 am to 5 pm 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse Board Certified Board Certified Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000DF5I MUSEUM EYECARE 465-3200 20559 Chestnut St., Dunnellon OPEN: Wed. thru Sat. Facebook.com/Bellisima by Zory Flexible Hours Available By Appt. 000DHFL MA57433 NEW CLIENTS 7 Foils, H/C Blow Dry, Free Brow Wax (Long hair extra) only $55 Color, Cut, Blow Dry, Free Brow Wax only $48 000DH1W 000DGTU 000DGYA 20372 East Penn. Ave., Suite F Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-7400 RainbowJewelersLLC.com Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Jewelers Jewelers Jewelers LLC LLC LLC 40% OFF ANY JEWELRY Plus a STORE CREDIT FOR 15% OFF your next purchase See store for details Purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012 Puzzle answers on Page 3 SUPPORT GROUPS NEWS NOTES

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Methodist church to host gospel concertDunnellon First United Methodist Church will host a gospel concert, featuring Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gaithers, Saturday, Jan. 5, in its church sanctuary. Tickets are $12 per person for general admission, which means general admission tickets do not have assigned seating, allowing concert goers seating based on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available before and after the concert. Tickets are available in the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; during the week at Boomtown Media (4890099) and on the Internet at www.villagecrier.info under the Dunnellon tab. Concert organizer John Taylor said his desire to offer a couple of gospel concerts per year in Dunnellon, assuming this concert is well attended. Taylor added there was a real void when it came for folks being able to hear live performances from this level of gospels singer. Parker performs in 70 to 80 Gaither concerts per year, according to his website, in addition to his own solo schedule. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 W. State Road 40. For more information, call 4894026. Rita Louise Klippel, 69Rita Louise Klippel, 69, of Dunnellon, Fla., a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Dec. 5, 2012 at her home. She worked as a teachers aide for 25 years at Dunnellon Elementary School. She cared deeply for others and was always willing to help those in need. She is survived by her husband, Bob Klippel; two sons, Bryan Klippel, and Christopher Klippel; two grandsons, Bryan Klippel Jr., and Zachary Klippel; and her siblings, Frances Smith, Kathleen Johnston, Mary Anne Williams, and Charles William Mersch; several nieces and nephews. Viewing will be Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Hiers-Baxley TimberRidge Chapel, 9695 SW 110th St., Ocala. The Funeral Mass will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hwy. 200, Ocala. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County. Condolences may be expressed at www.hiersbaxley.com. The Christmas holiday season is always ablaze with beautiful colors. I find it hard to be gloomy or grumpy this time of the year. I must confess, not everybody belongs to this Holiday Cheer Club. It is an exclusive club but open to anybody who is tired of being grumpy. Colors abound throughout the season and the Christmas songs highlight this: White Christmas. Ill have a Blue Christmas Without You. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Oh, the wonderful colors of Christmas. One of the most obvious colors of Christmas is green. Right at the center of this Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree decked from top to bottom in beautiful colors and lights. Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned Christmas tree. My thoughts along this line are, let the grumps and grouches complain about the Christmas tree. For myself, I will look with admiring wonder at the beauty of the Christmas tree. Then of course, who could forget good old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. I never could figure out why Santas suit was always red. Throughout the years, I never gave it too much thought and assumed it was a fashion statement from the North Pole. I had some time this week to do a little rummaging through my old thought gallery. For the most part, we only celebrate Christmas once a year. I think Charles Dickens had it right with old Mr. Scrooge, after his conversion, celebrating Christmas every day of the year. I wonder what kind of world this would be if all of us would celebrate Christmas every day of the year? If I were president of the United States, I would enact a law that would set aside one year to be a year of celebrating Christmas all 365 days. I think I would only have to do it once and nobody would want to go back to the old grumpy times of celebrating it8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 Pastor will have a red Christmas, thank youOUT TO PASTOR Church donates to kids programs Special to the Riverland NewsOfficers Scott Houts, left, and Mikey Miley, right, accepted a $125 check from Pastor Ed Anthony, center, and Cross at the River Cowboy Church to benefit the Dunnellon Police Departments Cops for Kids program. Pastor Anthony and Cross at the River Cowboy Church also donated $125 to Dunnellon Fire Rescues Needy Childrens Christmas Party. OBITUARY Rita Louise Klippel CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 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 Christmas Eve 4:00 P M and 10:30 P M Christmas Day 10:00 A M 19924 W. Blue Cove Rd., Dunnellon Office: 352.489.2685 H oly F aith Episcopal Episcopal Episcopal CHURCH 000DHRE The Rev. J. James Gerhart 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 000DGTV 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 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 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 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 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 000DGTT 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 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 All Sales Benefit The Dunnellon Public Library STOREWIDE CHRISTMAS SALE Dec. 1 Dec. 22 EVERYTHING HALF PRICE All Categories, All Sizes, All Types FRIENDS BOOKSTORE DUNNELLON PUBLIC LIBRARY INVENTORY CHANGES DAILY 000DDVI 000DEH5 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. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. 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Peach Lutheran slates Advent servicesAdvent services at Peace Lutheran Church will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. A potluck supper will follow the services. There will be a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. service Christmas Day. For more information about Peace Lutheran Church, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com.Lutheran church slates Advent activitiesJoy Lutheran Church will host a series of sermons for Advent. Pastor Edward Holloway Jr., senior pastor at Joy Lutheran Church, will honor this theme each Sunday in Advent with his messages. On Dec. 16, the message will be Receive Gods Gifts; and on Dec. 23, the message will be Realign Life to God. At each of the three Wednesday evening services, Pastor Holloway will speak to the Unknown Scholars, the Unknown Women and the Unknown Shepherd. The Advent season will culminate Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, one at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Rejoice Your Savior Has Come. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the first service and the bell choir, along with special music, is scheduled for the second service. Communion will be served at both services. Joy Lutheran Church is at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call 352-854-4509, ext. 221.Catholic church to host Clothe the ChildrenThe Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Clothe the Children drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the church hall. New and used clothing will be distributed to families in need. Applications will be available at the door. For more information, call 489-1984.Karate for Christ workshop slatedSepulvedas Martial Arts will host a Karate for Christ workshop at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at its studio at 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave. The childrens workshop will be at 9 and teens and adults will be at 10:30. The event is sponsored by Michael Joiner, a fourth-degree black belt. K4C is an opportunity to better know the Lord Jesus Christ while enjoying a fun, exciting class of self defense and martial arts. For more information, call 522-8000 or visit www.sepulveda-ata.com.Baptist church to host Christmas CantataFirst Baptist Church of Rainbow Lakes Estates will host a Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at its church at 19756 S.W. Beach Blvd.Holy Faith Episcopal plans carol singingHoly Faith Episcopal will go caroling at 4 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. The church is at 19924 W. Blue Cove Road. For more information, call 489-2685.Christmas Eve Service scheduled at UCCFirst Congregational United Church of Christ invites the public to its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-3035.Church slates revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; the Rev. Nathaniel Rawls, pastor of First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; Dunnellons own Ernie Mills who played with the Gators and in the NFL, and David Vander Klay, a New York detective. The Dunnellon First United Methodist Church is at 21501 West State Road 40. A nursery will be available. For more information, call the church office at 489-4026. only one time out of the year. I was thinking about this the other night when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage jarred me back to reality. Have you, she queried most seriously, finished with your Christmas shopping? Christmas shopping! I had forgotten about it. I know we celebrate Christmas every year but I sometimes get so caught up with celebrating Christmas I forget about buying Christmas presents. After all, that Christmas tree would be somewhat naked if there were not Christmas presents to litter around the bottom. I had to look at my wife and say, No, I havent even started. By the time the dust of that thought settled I had to ask her, How many Christmas presents do I have to buy? Silly boy, she said with a chuckle that could compete with good old Santa Claus any day of the week, you got to buy Christmas presents for everybody in our family. Then she chuckled some more just to set that thought into my cranium. Everybody in our family? Now I am beginning to see red. Santas red suit has nothing to do with a North Pole fashion statement; it has everything to do with my financial statement. I got a piece of paper and together my wife and I jotted down all of the members in our family. A few members I wanted to veto, but my wife vetoed my veto. By the time we were done, I would have to purchase Christmas presents for hundreds and hundreds of family members. Boy, did I see red! At the beginning of the month of December, my checkbook is in the black, but each day of the month the black begins to fade into expanding shades of red. By the time the 24th of the month comes around my checkbook is a solid, brilliant, scarlet red. I sighed quite deeply as I closed my checkbook. I almost said to my wife, Remember the day...? I stopped short of vocalizing that thought. I thought back when we first were married, which seems like hundreds of years ago, we only got presents for each other. I bought one present for her and she bought one present for me. What a Merry Christmas we had back in the day. A few days later as we were wrapping those presents I began thinking of another color. I looked at my wife and said, This must be what they mean when they talked about the golden days. She laughed, and I thought some more. My thoughts centered on the fact of what a wonderful family we have. After all those years, we have accumulated a marvelous family. Thinking about all the ones in my family, I began to retract those thoughts of veto. You know, I said to my wife quite thoughtfully, red becomes my checkbook. All that red means all that family. The Christmas holiday season means family. There is no family more glorious than the family of God. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV). The whole spirit of Christmas has to do with giving, and God started it all. I do not mind a red Christmas because everyone in my family is worth it. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us all, everyone.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.james snyderministries.com.Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 9 PASTOR continued from page 8 000DEGX Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DHWQ 000A8NZ 000DCON 000DGTY CHURCH NEWS

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November and December, for me, are one of the nicest months here in Florida as the temperatures cool and the humidity begins to disappear. Although we do not see the changes in the fall leaves like the northern states, here in north central Florida we do see some changes in the Red Maples and Cypress giving the feel that summer has gone. Bugs finally begin to leave and the flea and mosquito populations become less noticeable. Keep bird feeders full as the migrations begin will allow us to see the birds heading south taking a rest, and tasty snack in your garden. Aphids, mole crickets, leaf miners, cabbage worms to name a few will still be around to make a tasty snack on your plants so be vigilant. Liquid Sevin will help to control these bugs but ensure you make a choice of what to use and when to suit your needs. Personally, I prefer not to use toxic chemicals so try investigating in ecological controls. Although the lawn can take a rest from fertilizer along with your tress, the annual flowers and vegetables will still appreciate the food and help give an abundance of vegetables and blooms. Put mulch around the plants that you want to keep moist to help with watering that still will need to be done even though it is cooler. Cut back tired herbaceous and begin to tidy beds for fall planting. This is a great time to plant roses, fruit trees and vegetables such as beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, endive, escarole, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion sets, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, romaine, rutabagas, spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, Swiss Chard, tomatoes and turnips. Herbs are great fresh and cheaper when grown at home, so give the following a try: basil, borage, chives, chervil, coriander, fennel, garlic, lavender, marjoram, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, sesame, sweet marjoram and thyme. Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at tracyjenner @aol.com.RIVERLAND GARDENER10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 000DAC7 000DEH8 000DA9W Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000D32Q Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Now a good time to plant roses, fruit trees, veggies Temperatures have fallen, but that doesnt mean you have to stop stocking up on gardening tips and tricks this winter. Learn about caring for holiday plants, fertilizing and composting at the free December and January classes offered by UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service staff and volunteers. Dec. 18 Caring for holiday plants: Celebrate the season with holiday plants and learn to make them last at this session at 2 p.m. at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, contact the library at 352-438-2520. Dec. 20 Composting: Learn how composting can naturally boost your garden at this class at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 3 Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad: Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484, Belleview. For more information, call the library at 352-4382500. Jan. 17 Fertilizer: Whats good, whats bad: Learn how to feed your garden with fertilizer at this session at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Oaks Public Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, call the library at 352-438-2570. Jan. 28 to Feb.1 Florida Gardening 101: A five-class series designed for beginning gardeners or experienced gardeners who are new to gardening in Central Florida. Classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. The registration fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple includes materials and light refreshments. Register by Jan. 23 by calling 352-671-8400. All sessions are free and walk-ins are welcome, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/ extensionservice.htm. Tracy Jenner Learn to care for holiday plants Special to the Riverland News 000DHTD 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com Daily Mar ini Special TIS THE TIS THE SEASON!! SEASON!! All Week Bonanza Monday Spaghetti & Meatballs $ 4.99 Wednesday Wings Hot, Med, Mild Each 39 Dine In Only Conditions Apply Thursday Build-A-Burger W/Fries . $ 8.99 Build It Your Way Up To 3 Toppings Friday Prime Rib After 4pm Saturday & Sunday Bar-B-Q Days Slow Smoked Ribs . . $ 7.99 Beans, Cole Slaw, Garlic Toast Pulled Pork Sandwich . $ 4.99 Slaw, Fries

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 11 000DH9T Opening in January Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Proudly announces the opening of a new office for Marion Countys children and adults

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: David Simpson, as the conductor, waits the show to begin. LEFT: Rebecca Frechette points at her nose as patrons sing, along with performers, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. BELOW: The Chocolate Dance proved to a big hit as teens served hot chocolate to patrons aboard the Polar Express. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsYouths run through snow fall Saturday after the conclusion of First United Methodist Church and Harmony Preschools third annual Polar Express Pajama Brunch with Santa. The event, which included a full breakfast, featured the Polar Express show and performances, as well as a visit from Santa Claus at the end. Leigh Fulford accepts a gift from Santa Claus at the end of the Polar Express Pajama Brunch with Santa. Santa Claus prepares to hand out the first gift of the year as a round of applause is given at the end of the show. Kaleb Baldeo smiles as snow lands on his face.

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Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announces the following events. Join us for darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. Hot dogs for $1 are available for lunch on those days. Dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 465-4864.New Writers Group to meet monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, email wg dunnellon@yahoo.com.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807.Master Choir holding auditionsThe Central Florida Master Choir is hosting auditions for the group. The ability to read music, harmonize and match pitch are required along with prioritizing rehearsals and performances. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Hal McSwain at 352-237-3035 or 352-615-7677. For more information about the group, visit www.cf masterchoir.comS. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 13 Citrus Springs 352-489-5045 8690 N. Golfview Dr., Citrus Springs 000DHEV Visit citrusspringsgolf.com for more information. 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14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: Cheerleaders Shawna Jeroski, center, and Halle Nolen give their coach, Suzanne Wallace, a hug after Wallace recognized the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders. LEFT: Cheerleader Breanna Bowman sports a funny face while showing off her certificate of participation during the banquet. BELOW: Junior varsity football coach Archie Smith shares notes about players on the junior varsity squad. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon High School football players work their way through the food line Thursday night, loading up their plates during the schools annual Football and Cheerleading Awards Banquet. Cheerleaders and football players were recognized for their efforts for the season. MeKenzi Wallace, left, and Natalee Beasley, load up on finger foods and sweet treats at the event. Cheerleader Sydney Cohen, right, shows surprise while asking for help with food. Football coach Frank Beasley was wide-eyed during the nights festivities.

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RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 15 000DEH7 Tyra Thomas, girls basketballFreshman Tyra Thomas had six points in the four period against district rival Hernando. Thomas hit backto-back 3 pointers to propel Dunnellon to a 3-point victory. All of this was done while senior leader Tanika Jackson had fouled out. Tyra took the game over with the poise and confidence of a veteran player, coach Tony Maldonado said. Tanika Jackson, girls basketballThe senior standout had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four steals in a road victory against Eustis last week. Jackson was 19 of 26 from the free-throw line, having made four field goals, including a 3-pointer. For the season, Jackson is averaging 15 points per game and 6.5 rebounds for the Lady Tigers. Tanika Jackson Tyra Thomas DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS DHS soccer teams drop matches The Dunnellon High School soccer teams played a collective total of five games the past week. The first game, a home match against Lake Weir, left both Tiger offenses struggling to keep up with the Hurricanes as the boys fell, 2-1, and the girls squad losing, 4-1. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Dunnellon boys team was supposed to hit the pitch at North Marion, but an illness in the coaching staff forced the game to be canceled. A make-up date has not been announced. The girls team, however, made the trip, falling 7-0. On Friday, Dec. 7, the Tigers traveled to Forest High School. The girls, with new goalkeepers, Paige Volker and Lizzie Wright, lost 8-0 with just minutes remaining in the second half. Dunnellons boys had a similar fate, with their team of only 13, ending the week with a 8-0 mercy rule and 2:25 left on the play clock. The Tigers played Lucent Monday and Eastside Tuesday night, both games were at home. Results were not available at press time. Dunnellon plays tonight at Palatka. Students, staff prepare for long-winter break Friday is an Early Release Day at Dunnellon Middle School. Students will start their Winter Break at 1:40 p.m. when school is dismissed, two hours earlier than normal schedule. Also on Friday, is going to be a big celebration day for our students. As a reward for our students and to encourage them to continue on the positive path they have been following with the DMS ROAR Program (Respect, Own It, Active Learner, and Responsible), there will be a party for each grade level. There will be music, prizes, and slushies from Sonic. DMS students, we are very proud of all the good choices you are making as we watch you grow into fine young adults. We would like to recognize our new business partner, Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Our new partner has made a financial contribution to Dunnellon Middle School that will be used solely for the purpose of student rewards and incentives. Thank you Greenlight! Winter Break has arrived starting Dec. 17 and lasting through Jan. 1. We will all enjoy time off with our families as we welcome the holiday season. The Dunnellon Middle School Administration and the entire staff wish our students, their Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal BOWLING SCORES Parkview Lanes Weekly News League scores for the week ending Dec. 7: Holiday Closings: Parkview Lanes will be closed Dec. 23 to 25 to celebrate Christmas; Dec. 31 to welcome the New Year; and Jan. 1 for the staff to recover. May everyone have a joyous season and a safe New Year. New 12-Week League: The meeting for the next session of the Holder Hotshots league will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The teams are 4-person mixed any mix or all one gender the handicap is 100 percent of 220, and the weekly fee is $13. For more information, call the Center. Monday Night Special: Handicap: Dalton Grudzas 291; Bill Levert 283; Sean Fugere 793; Ron Mesick 776; Dorine Fugere 282, 748; Myla Wexler 258; Lori Ciquera 258; Wendy Smith 720. Scratch: Sean Fugere 279, 793; Chris Carr 277, 726; Dalton Grudzas 719; Sam Bass 714; Dorine Fugere 258, 676; Lori Ciquera 225; Stephanie Flory 642. Preserve Pinbusters: Handicap: Ivan Miller 254, 707; John Enders 251; Ken Sprague 683; Sharon Mason 253, 662; Lorraine Pelkie 246; Cindy Cotter 659. Scratch: Ken Sprague 233, 650; Emile Guay 206; Ivan Miller 551; Sharon Mason 186; Cindy Cotter 179, 479; Lorraine Pelkie 179; Paula Weaver 481. Suncoast Seniors: Handicap: Allan Gobbi 254; George Simonson 251, 684; Bob Becker 666; Barb Steffen 250, 660; Helen Simonson 226, 651. Scratch: Jerry Ness 214, 589; Don Gonczi 209; Marty Suehowicz 539; Barb Steffen 189, 477; Mary Skourn 153, 421. Late Starters: Handicap: Ben Wall 267, 676; Bob Desmeules 244, 697; Betty Chapman 240; Joan Cothern 238; Marilyn Seymour 655; Sandy LePree 650. Scratch: Rich Soletto 214, 598; Marty Suehowicz 212, 584; Sandy LePree 202, 560; Debbe Chung 188, 513. Wednesday Night Men: Handicap: Jerry Rizzo 288, 767; Marvin Brigner 286; George Marks 801. Scratch: Tim Lawrence 257, 720; Matt OBrien 257; Marvin Brigner 256; Charlie Stein 714. Womens Trio: Handicap: Mona Rosado 238, 641; Dianna Kirk 238; Betty Weber 234; Marlene Brown 649. Scratch: Maggie Savarese 191, 486; Betty Weber 172; Mary Briscoe 452. Good Time Bowlers: Handicap: Jim Harvey 243; Ken McNally 227; Rocky Sincore 633; Mike Bonadonna 620; Janet Murray 234, 637; Gertie Messenger 232, 638. Scratch: Rocky Sincore 181, 522; Dave Messenger 179, 490; Janet Murray 198, 529; Laura Bonadonna 169, 462. Holder Hotshots: Handicap: Ernie Gonsalves 275, 741; Chuck Hindbaugh 248, 733; Betty Wood 259, 738; Diane Mauck 250; Betty Rauch 713. Scratch: Chuck Hindbaugh 225, 664; Eddie Corbitt 225, 648; Jerry Ness 209; Kathy Calcagni 187; Diane Mauck 175, 465; Betty Wood 471. Parkview Owls: Handicap: Kenneth Folk 289, 752; Robert Grooms 281, 722; Myla Wexler 262; Marsha Jamnik 262; Lisa Morgan 260, 761; Lisa Weston 735. Scratch: Kenneth Folk 215; Robert Grooms 209; Wes Foley 586; K.E. Conrad 578; Myla Wexler 213; Lisa Morgan 212, 617; Lisa Weston 555. Bowlers of the Week: Lisa Morgan, 101 pins over her average, and Ron Mesick, 131 pins over his average. 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 4year-old class. Harmony can now accept VPK Transfers. Harmony Preschool is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register your child(ren), stop by the preschool at 21501 W. State Road 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. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRomeo Elementary School third-grade students in Carla Mullins class, front row from left, are: Miranda Synder, Aurora Carver, Jordan Vining, Cynthia Saldana, Jasmine Torres, Jazmine Solis, Thalia Mercada-Ort, Addison Wood, Cadence McNell yand Summer Cross; back row, Logan Minkema, Tomas Vargas, Jaiden Davila, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Lucas Rowell, William Hagenhoff, and Blake Bussiere.PRINCIPALS OFFICE Romeo third-grade class collects food for those in need As Carla Mullins third-grade students read, Feeding the World One Bowl at a Time, those youngsters decided they wanted to start a food drive for a needy family in our community. After getting Principal Jane Ashmans consent, they immediately began the designing of posters and the collecting of canned goods and boxed food. I am extremely proud of this group, Mullins said, noting the inspiration came from reading, Feed the World One Bowl at a Time. In this story we learned that we could make a difference. This compassionate class asked me if they could start a food drive to assist the victims of Sandy that needed food. But, when the students learned that we have people right here in Dunnellon who are going hungry, they had to help. Initially, I was not sure that we could make it happen in such a short amount of time. However, third-graders do not see time restraints or obstacles quite like we older people do. They just see a goal and want to make it happen. This amazing group of third graders have already learned about the gift of giving. I cant wait to see what they come up with next. When all was said and done, the thirdgraders had collected seven boxes of food for the Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Center. I like helping people and I know theres a lot of people who dont have homes and who dont have food right now, said 8-yearold Logan Minkema, who helped spearhead the project along with Miranda Snyder. Minkema said spreading the news at school wasnt difficult, having appeared on the Morning News Show as Jordan Vining, left, William Hagenhoff and Thalia Mercado-Ort help carry the food to the truck. See SMA LLRIDGE page 19 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See HE LPI NG page 19 Boys lose two contests; girls fall in three games LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 ABOVE: K4 students Emily Devlvisco, left, and Jacob Peebles, dressed as gingerbread men for their portion of the Christmas program. LEFT: Fifthgrader Sissy Elliott performs with the K3-K5 students, leading them in a song. BELOW: Zander Miller, left, Ashton Bultron and Ty Mills wave to the audience after the students performance at the Christmas program. ABOVE: Isabelle Zimmer holds her candy cane while waiting for her classmates performance to start. BELOW: Zander Burch prepares to lick his fake candy cane during the K3 students performance. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy kindergarten students make hand gestures as they perform during the schools K3-K5 Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 4. Students in the three lowest grade levels at the Christian-based school sang a variety of Christmastime tunes.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 17 ABOVE: Kindergarten students Eli Nelson, left, Anna Lee Cannon and April Mathews read Luke 2:10 to the audience at the schools K3-K5 Christmas program. LEFT: Ronnie Hudgins, dressed as the character Wheres Waldo?, sings along with classmates. BELOW: Mason Harris, left, April Mathews and Carson Lawrence exit the stage with the guidance of Abby Savoie, the schools music teacher. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsK4 students Aden Permar, left, and Addison Schweers make hand gestures while singing during the schools K3-K5 Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 4. Students in the three lowest grade levels at the Christian-based school sang a variety of Christmastime tunes. ABOVE: Nicholas Hansen rings the bells while belting out Jingle Bells. BELOW: Carole Lynn Kidd sways to the music while holding a heart.

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well as placing collection boxes throughout school for the past few weeks. It feels nice to help others out right now, he added. Snyder, also 8, echoed her classmates words. It feels really nice that we get to help out our community, she added. Officials from the nonprofit agency stopped by the Mullins classroom Friday to pick up the food, as a holiday rush is likely expected in the coming days. As Larry Cooper, executive director; Christina Avina, client services coordinator; and Mandy Vining came to pick up the donation, they were greeted by an enthusiastic group of students, eager to assist those in the community. Vining, whose daughter, Jordan, is a student in the class, said she was proud of her daughter and her classmates for stepping up to assist the community at such a critical time of the year. For them to go out on their own and want to do this, its great, its fabulous, said Vining, who works for the nonprofit agency. Larry Cooper, executive director, also praised the efforts of the young students. Its exciting to see, that at such a young age, theyre eager to help out others, he said. Christine Avina, clint services coordinator for the Annie W. Johnson Family & Senior Services, said the students hard work sets an example for not only their peers, but adults as well. Theyre learning the importance of giving back to their community at such a young age, she said. Thats something thats invaluable as they grow older. They know the value of it.Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 19 643044F1 Call Linda at 489-2731 to Advertise INFORMATION L EE S P RESSURE W ASHING L OW W ATER U SAGE 489-6786 Licensed & Insured PRESSURE CLEANING Quality Work For Low Prices! No Pressure Roof Cleaning! 000CKEC Painting Metal Scrap Pickup 352-465-6631 PAINTING Ferraros Painting Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing FREE ESTIMATES Repaint Specialist 000DFTS 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. 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We cannot end the year without a little bragging about our students: Thank you to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and their sponsors, Mrs. Reddick and Ms. Stark, for preparing gifts and cards for community nursing homes. We are very proud of you and thank you for your kindness to the elderly of our community. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Dunnellon FFA members involved in Food Science and Tool Identification attended the Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) at the University of Florida in Gainesville with their Ag sponsor and teacher, Mr. Dettloff. High school and middle school teams competed for the state championship to be awarded at the annual Florida FFA State Convention in June. CDEs (Career Development Events) allow students to prepare for more than 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs. Congratulations to: Jacob Harris, Jamielyn Harris, Taylor Turner and Aleah Whitley for placing seventh out of 15 teams with 899 points. Congratulations to Anabel Ruiz and Jeremy Williams for being 2012 Summer Olympic Reading Champions. These two young people joined 26,000 other students who read 10 books or more from June 1 through Aug. 15, the equivalent of more than 1.2 million books, via the myON readers 2012 Summer Reading Program challenge. What a great job guys. Thank you for your displaying your love of reading. In closing, as we bid 2012 farewell, we once again wish everyone a very joyous and safe holiday season. We will see everyone back Wednesday, Jan. 2, as DMS resumes normal school hours. See you then. SMALLRIDGE continued from page 15 HELPING continued from page 15 Dunnellon 4H holds food drive Special to the Riverland News Dunnellon 4H Club participated in the Its in the Bag Food Drive from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 for the Salvation Army. Megan Sereda, Bradley Rush, Emily Fowler, Andrew Mills and Kelley Stump served as the Food Drive Committee this year. Members sent out flyers about the food drive throughout school. Members then went on the morning announcements to promote the food drive. They decided to turn it into a contest by offering the class that brings in the most items a Pizza or Ice Cream party. Members distributed boxes throughout the school, and the items came in. The students then went around to all the classrooms to count and pick up the food items. Thanks to the students and teachers at school it was a Huge Success! 4H members collected more than 1,800 pounds of food, the most of all the 4-H Clubs in the county. Mrs. Gleason, secretary at the Marion County 4H Office estimated 2,400 pounds of food was collected during the annual community service project. Mrs. Blanchettes second-grade class was the winner with 148 items or about 220 pounds of food. The 4-H leaders, Lou Hartigan, Donna Darden and Carrie Crile, were impressed with how hard the committee worked together as a team.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 13, 2012 21 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Meeting Notices 337-1213 RIV 12/19 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization will be facilitating the first School Age Care 338-1213 RIV 12/26 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/26/2012, 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. 2003 CADILLAC 1G6DM57N730102911 December 13, 2012 Lien Notices Lien Notices 336-1213 RIV 12/28 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 12/28/2012, 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. 1994 CHEVROLET 1GCDM15ZXRB169849 1990 HONDA 1HGCB7658LA073877 2000 MERCURY 1ZWFT61L8Y5603749 2001 TOYOTA 4T3ZF13C21U333735 December 13, 2012 340-1213 RIV12/31 salePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale to satisfy a lien, per Fl Stat Lien Notices 713.585, at 10:00 AM on December 31, 2012 at Turners Transmission Service Inc, 531 NW 10th St, Ocala FL 34475, phone 352-732-3355. No titles, as is, cash only. 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo 2D, VIN 2G1WK161369217849. Cash sum to redeem vehicle $1939.00. Notice to owner or lienholder as to right to a hearing prior to sale date by filing with clerk of court and to recover vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Fl Stat 559.917. Proceeds of sale exceeding lien amount will be deposited with the clerk of court. Interested parties, contact State Filing Service 772-595-9555. December 13, 2012 Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Workgroup meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 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. December 13, 2012 332-1213 RIV Estate of Vondell Alexander File No. 2012-CP-1722 Notice To Creditors IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, Division F, File No. 2012-CP-1722 IN RE: ESTATE OF VONDELLF. ALEXANDER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Vondell F. Alexander, deceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 6, 2012 Personal Representative: Patti-Jo S. Hallisey 3653 Victoria Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary F. Trotter, Florida Bar Number: 0377600 541 Fieldcrest Drive, The Villages, FL32162 Telephone: (352) 205 7245, Fax: (352) 205 7305 December 6 & 13, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Handyman Massage Therapy ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 MBS CARING TOUCH MASSAGE Special 1 hr Full body massage, Face Lift Massage (941) 628-0169 Todays New Ads DUNNELLON MOVING SALE9858 SW 195th Circle, Dunnellon. Moving sale. Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Fantastic gifts for kids and adults. Everything must go! Medical MEDICALBILLING TRAINEES NEEDED Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 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 Professional AIRLINE CAREERS-Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALLAviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAAapproved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALLAviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 Nursing CareersBEGIN HERE -GET TRAINED IN MONTHS, NOTYEARS. FINANCIALAID IF QUALIFIED. HOUSING AVAILABLE. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. CALL CENTURAINSTITUTE (877) 206-6559 Sales Help Account SpecialistFilling Immediate Openings; benefits offered and training provided. Call 352-436-4460 to Schedule an Interview Trades/ Skills DRIVERSClass AFlatbed. HOME EVERYWEEKEND! Pay 37/mi, Both ways, FULLBENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience, (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, Fl DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (877)214-3624 Employment Info Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed. Top 5% Pay & Late Model Equipment. Guaranteed Home for Xmas. Need CDLClass ADriving Exp (877)258-8782 www .ad drivers.com Schools/ Instruction Can Your Dig It? Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benefits Approved. 2 National Certifications. (866)362-6497 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice *Hospitality Job placement assistance.Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call www .Centura Online.com 888-203-3179 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION **THREE AUCTIONS ** 4000 S Florida Ave Inverness 12/1 1 EST A TE FIREARMS preview 4p, Auction 6p, Court Ordered sale 100+ guns, reloading equip.,amo. Accs. High Stndrd S&W,Walthers, Glock, Hand & Long gun. Catalog on Web ************************* 12/13 EST A TE ADVENTURE Session #1 preview 12p,Auction 3p, Hshld, Patio, Tools, Boxes of Value & fun, Appliances5:30pm 1937 BMW Russian Replica Motorcycle w/sideframe Session#2 Auction 6pm, Appliances Store Liquidation, gas & elec stove, wall ovens, washer dryers, fridge, range tops, Quality furnishing from Sugarmill Woods Estate Designer Furniture, Art, Gifts, tools, & more *********** 12/15 COLLECTIBLE & GIFT Preview 9am,Auction 11am,Christmas Gifts Auction, Die Cast, Barbies, steins, Disneyana, Lenox, 100s + Precious Moments, Tom Clark Gnomes, Cookie jars, Col. plates www .dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Furniture LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET. In original plastic, never used. Orig price $3000, Sacrifice $975. Can deliver. Call Bill (813)298-0221 Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLONRainbow Spgs Forest Sat, Dec 15, 8 to ? 1984 Cadillac rims, 5th wheel hitch, stationary bike, misc. items 7555 SW 185th Circle Garage/ Yard Sales DUNNELLON HUGE SALEWoodlands Fri & Sat 8a-4p Furn., Vintage Coke/Pepsi Ice chests, tools, antiques, electrical, lumber, work benches, freezer, household, yard ornaments, wishing well, & Xmas. DONT MISS IT N on HWY41 to 88th Pl. Rd. Follow signs. DUNNELLON MOVING SALE9858 SW 195th Circle, Dunnellon. Moving sale. Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Fantastic gifts for kids and adults. Everything must go! Rainbow Lake Est MOVING SALE Everything Must Go! Come anytime from now until Dec. 24 Tools, Lawn mower, lawn ornaments, all furn., appliances, MUCH more 21184 SW Honeysuckle St. Estate Sales DUNNELLON Sat & Sun 7am-? Lots of Xmas decor. Popup Camper comes w/ two propanes tanks, & 1.7cu ft free standing refrig. asking $1050. Kayak, bar stools & collectibles, etc. Follow Rio Vista signs from Win-Dixie. Horses WILD HEART STABLE Breaking/training, farrier, equine dentistry, lesson/clinics,equine massage, all services! (941) 628-0169 Livestock Young Female Goat For Sale (352) 445-0237 Mobile Homes For Rent DUNNELLONHwy. 488, clean 2/2, Fenced, $475. + dep. (352) 795-6970 Mobile Homes For Sale 2BR, 1 BA,on your own 75x 150 lot, no fees! new enclosed sunroom, lg laundry room furn, 2 storage buildings, 5111 Castle Lake Ave. S. of Inverness on SR 41 $39,500 (740) 255-0125 3bdr/2 full baths/ 2 car carport on 1 acre. split layout, steel roof, caged pool, 20x25 ft deck, lg storage building, Furnished Modular $76,900, 5215 Bridget Pt, Castle Lake Park Inverness 352-597-7353 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1,Spacious & Nice $650. month.(352) 598-3512 Seasonal Rental DUNNELLON1 BR Accross from Lake Rosseau, $750 mo. all utilities, cable TV, Min. 3 mos. (352) 794-6244, Real Estate For Sale 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. (800)843-7537 www .sunsetranches.com 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 4Br/2.5Ba Single Family Resident On 1.38 Acres. Auction 1/4/13-10am @ 7861 Windover Way Titusville, FLSharon Sullivan (954)740-2421 Or sharon.w .sullivan@irs.gov Visit www .irsauctions.gov for more info. Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 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 Trucks CHEVROLET SILVERADO08 CREW CAB Blue Silver, 67K miles, show-room condition FLAWLESS, Fully accessorized Guaranteed PERFECT W ell Below Book at $13,750, Firm 352-634-2091 FORD, Ranger XLT 31,200 miles, 5 spd., w/ topper excel. cond. $6,000. Call (352) 795-1332 000DHSN 352-628-5100 www.villagetoyota.com CRYSTAL RIVER VILLAGE TOYOTA The new breed of Toyota. 2013 TOYOTA AVALON A Bold Design. An Inviting Interior. Intelligent Excellence. Performance with Passion. 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